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HT Leadership Summit 2021 concludes with a reflection on 'New World Order'

Hindustan Times Leadership Summit 2021 Live Updates: Over 5 days, the event saw dignitaries from the world of politics, finance, law, sports, and entertainment coming together to hold discussions on a variety of topics, ideating what it means to be living through changing times in India.
HT Leadership Summit 2021 Day 5 LIVE Updates: Janhvi Kapoor and Anil Kapoor join the summit.
HT Leadership Summit 2021 Day 5 LIVE Updates: Janhvi Kapoor and Anil Kapoor join the summit.

Hindustan Times Leadership Summit 2021 Live Updates: The 19th edition of the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit closed on Saturday as Union ministers Amit Shah and Nirmala Sitharaman talked about the government’s plan for the country along with other icons, who deliberated and put forward their ideas on a new world order....Read More

Shah and Sitharaman were not the only leaders from their field who talked about politics and the issues facing the country. Chief ministers of Punjab and Chhattisgarh—Charanjit Singh Channi and Bhupesh Baghel—weighed in on the upcoming elections in their states amid the challenges facing their Congress party.

As Channi spoke about bringing in changes in Punjab after being appointed the chief minister amid a power tussle in the party, Baghel declared the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party will not stand a chance in the upcoming states poll, especially in Uttar Pradesh.

The last day of HTLS 2021 also saw Olympic gold medallists Avani Lekhara, Sunil Antil, and Bajrang Punia talk about the grit and glory of the sports they play. In one of the seven sessions, Supreme Court judge Justice UU Lalit shed light on the legal system and called for changes so that those seeking justice are not disappointed.

Actors Anil Kapoor and Janhvi Kapoor were in attendance in the very last session of HTLS 2021 as they talked about how Bollywood plotted to take on the pandemic and their growth as performers while steering through the challenges of the tinsel town. Catch the LIVE updates of Day 5 of the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit 2021:

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Dec 4, 2021 6:24 PM IST

HT Leadership Summit 2021 concludes with a reflection on 'New World Order'

The 19th edition of the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit closed on Saturday as leaders from the world of politics, finance, sports, and entertainment reflected on and put forward their ideas on a new world order.

Dec 4, 2021 5:03 PM IST

Anil Kapoor offers to dance for audience

Anil Kapoor and Janhvi Kapoor dance together, him in Mumbai and her in Delhi. “Music band hogaya (Music has stopped),” he screamed at a point.

Dec 4, 2021 4:58 PM IST

Anil Kapoor on focussing on one project at a time

Anil Kapoor appreciates the new trend of signing fewer movies and concentrating on one project at a time. “I don't think actors today don't bother,” he said.

Dec 4, 2021 4:54 PM IST

Janhvi's advice for Khushi Kapoor

“Our parents have made us relatively sensible girls. It's not easy for us to deviate,” Janvhi says about Khushi and herself. Her younger sister is reportedlty set to make her Bollywood debut.

Dec 4, 2021 4:51 PM IST

Janhvi Kapoor imitates Anil Kapoor

Upon request from Sonal Kalra, Janhvi imitated her uncle Anil Kapoor and exposed his eating habits and love for food.

Dec 4, 2021 4:49 PM IST

Anil Kapoor remembers Sridevi

“I would compare her to all-time greats of world cinema,” Anil Kapoor on Sridevi.

Dec 4, 2021 4:43 PM IST

Janhvi says Anil was Sridevi's favourite co-star

Janhvi, remembering her mother, late actor Sridevi, said that Anil used to touch her feet every time they'd meet. He now wishes to do the same with Janhvi.

Dec 4, 2021 4:41 PM IST

Anil Kapoor doesn't want to play Janhvi's dad

Anil Kapoor joked about how Janhvi should recommend him for her next movie. Anil, however, said he will not play her father. Janhvi suggested he play her brother.

Dec 4, 2021 4:37 PM IST

Anil calls himself the accidental star of the family

Anil Kapoor called himself the ‘accidental’ star of the family. "Sanjay and Boney are good looking, they are the stars.'

Dec 4, 2021 4:28 PM IST

Anil Kapoor talks about his mistakes

Anil Kapoor says he was called an outsider when he joined movies while Sunny Deol and Kumar Gaurav were called insiders. He added that his mistakes could be ignored but their's could not as they had their fathers' big names to live up to.

Dec 4, 2021 4:25 PM IST

Janhvi Kapoor on nepotism debate

Janhvi says that for a long time she was apologetic about being born to famous parents. “I did get my first film relatively easier than other people and it’s important to acknowledge that,” she said. However, she said that she works hard and looks forward to the day when people say that the opportunity she got was justified.

Dec 4, 2021 4:19 PM IST

Anil Kapoor is proud of his family

“Really appreciate my nieces and nephews that they are so close to each other, despite dark social media. Very proud of every member of the family,” Anil added.

Dec 4, 2021 4:19 PM IST

Anil Kapoor on his ‘thick skin’

“I being in films for so many year, I have a thick skin. It affects me but not as much as it would affect a Janhvi, Sonam, Rhea, Harsh or an Arjun,” he said. 

Dec 4, 2021 4:13 PM IST

Anil jokes paparazzi doesn't click his pics

Anil Kapoor joked that Mumbai paparazzi doesn't like to click his photos and only Janhvi. He did add that Instagram is a great platform. 

Dec 4, 2021 4:11 PM IST

Janhvi on online trolling

Janhvi speaks about ‘new world order’ where anybody and everybody can judge each other on social media. She added that her whole family has been subjected to criticism their whole lives. “Used to the critiquing. We as a family have been used to it for a long time," she said.

Dec 4, 2021 4:05 PM IST

Anil Kapoor on what OTT and theatre movies need

“Cinema and OTT want all kind of content but it has to be believable and entertaining,” says Anil Kapoor.

Dec 4, 2021 4:03 PM IST

Janhvi Kapoor on OTT vs theatres

“No one can recreate the experience of theatres,” says Janhvi about competition among theatres and OTT.

Dec 4, 2021 3:58 PM IST

Janhvi Kapoor and Anil Kapoor join chat

Janhvi Kapoor greets Anil Kapoor with ‘hi chachu’ as he joins in through video call. The actor could not join in person due to mandatory quarantine.

Dec 4, 2021 3:54 PM IST

HTLS Day 5: Finance minister signs off, stay tuned for session with the Kapoors

In the concluding session of the day and event, HT entertainment and lifestyle editor Sonal Kalra will be talking to actors Anil Kapoor and Janhvi Kapoor.

Dec 4, 2021 3:53 PM IST

Finance minister on Budget expectations

To some extent, the emphasis on infrastructure spending will continue: Finance minister on upcoming Budget expectations

Dec 4, 2021 3:47 PM IST

Omicron not a ‘threat’, but certainly a challenge: Finance minister

“Don't want to consider Omicron a ‘threat’, but it's certainly a challenge. So are supply-side issues,” says the finance minister.

Dec 4, 2021 3:38 PM IST

Direct and indirect taxes must have predictability, says finance minister

Dec 4, 2021 3:36 PM IST

No major concern about money reaching states: Fin min

“As Centre's revenue collection improved, we started pushing money back to the states. I don't think there are any major concerns about resources reaching the states.” - Finance minister

Dec 4, 2021 3:30 PM IST

By early January, edible items in short supply will be back: Finance minister

By early January, edible items in short supply are expected to be back in the market, it should solve current shelf-life issues: Nirmala Sitharaman

Dec 4, 2021 3:27 PM IST

22 out of over 40 are clear indicators of economic growth: Nirmala Sitharaman

Dec 4, 2021 3:19 PM IST

Covid-19 provided an opportunity for formalisation of informal sector workers: Fin min

Dec 4, 2021 3:19 PM IST

Hopeful that this year's GDP numbers will be encouraging: Finance minister

Dec 4, 2021 3:11 PM IST

Nirmala Sitharaman on addressing issues of small businesses

“A very successful scheme of the central government was the emergency liquidity guarantee credit scheme, which was tailored to meet the requirement of the MSMEs.” - Finance minister

Dec 4, 2021 3:09 PM IST

Finance minister on Omicron concerns

“An element of uncertainty continues over the Omicron variant of the coronavirus. But Indians are resilient, they have shown they can adapt to any situation. We have to give it to them.” - Finance minister

Dec 4, 2021 3:02 PM IST

Don't think Prashant Kishor has any ideology, he is a businessman: Chhattisgarh CM Baghel

Dec 4, 2021 2:52 PM IST

Mamata Banerjee's political ambitions are unclear: Bhupesh Baghel

“Mamata Banerjee's political ambitions are unclear. She displayed her wrath against Modi during the Bengal elections, but now she is insulting the Congress, which is opposed to the BJP, and meeting the Prime Minister by herself. The nation deserves to know what her ambitions are,” says Bhupesh Baghel

Dec 4, 2021 2:37 PM IST

Law on MSP possible, Chhattisgarh has it, says Bhupesh Baghel

Is MSP law possible? “Why not? We have been buying at MSP for 20 years in Chhattisgarh,” says Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel

Dec 4, 2021 2:33 PM IST

Bhupesh Baghel on farm laws

“The BJP is still not accepting its mistake. PM Modi, who never used to apologise and take back his decisions, is doing so now. One result of by-election forced Centre to cut duty on petrol and diesel. People taught them a lesson – and BJP will be defeated in UP and Uttarakhand.” - Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel

Dec 4, 2021 2:30 PM IST

Chhattisgarh CM Baghel on political scenario in UP

“I have been visiting Uttar Pradesh, the people there have made their mind to not opt for the Yogi Adityanath government next time. The public is, however, yet to decide as to who should replace Yogi Adityanath.

Priyanka Gandhi has been covering the length and breadth of the state, meeting poor people, wiping their tears even when she was given trouble

So, she is emerging as a new and strong face.” - Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel

Dec 4, 2021 1:49 PM IST

HTLS Day 5: Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel to join session soon

Dec 4, 2021 1:18 PM IST

Gandhis have sacrificed a lot for this country, they have every right to fight for India: Channi

“The Gandhis have sacrificed a lot for this country. They have the right to fight for India.” - Punjab CM Channi

Dec 4, 2021 1:17 PM IST

‘Aren’t there Punjabis here?': Channi on Kejriwal entering Punjab politics

Dec 4, 2021 1:12 PM IST

‘Talks have always been on’: Channi on Amarinder Singh's ‘ties’ with BJP

“I am surprised Amit Shah has said that talks are on [with Captain Amarinder Singh]. The talks have always been on. Earlier, too, people knew the Captain was close to the BJP, now it's out in the open” - Punjab CM Channi

Dec 4, 2021 1:10 PM IST

Punjab CM Channi on stubble burning

Dec 4, 2021 1:04 PM IST

‘New system, effective communication’: Channi on how things have changed in Punjab since Amarinder Singh

“There is a new system in Punjab, now. There is effective communication among people, any citizen is welcome to meet me personally, there should not be any bureaucratic difficulty.” - Charanjit Singh Channi 

Dec 4, 2021 12:57 PM IST

Undertook policies for all, not just one religion or caste: Punjab CM

Dec 4, 2021 12:55 PM IST

Need to rise above politics of religion and caste, says Punjab CM Channi


Dec 4, 2021 12:51 PM IST

‘Started crying’: Punjab CM recalls conversation with Rahul Gandhi

Dec 4, 2021 12:44 PM IST

Power shifting from elite class to common man: Punjab CM Charanjit Singh Channi

Power shifting from elite class to ordinary citizens. This is a new era, Congress is also adapting to it, following the message of Guru Gobind Singh-ji: Charanjit Singh Channi on him being appointed as Punjab CM

Dec 4, 2021 12:38 PM IST

HTLS: The session ends

The session ends with Avani Lekhara and Sumit Antil proudly displaying their Paralympics medals, as they receive a standing ovation.

Dec 4, 2021 12:37 PM IST

HTLS: Urge stakeholders to put more efforts on grassroot level, says Avani Lekhara

"I feel if a lot of stakeholders and sponsors put effort at grassroot level, when athlete is just starting, maybe give them more information and support, the athlete will go to the elite level. We will see more Paralmypians then.

“We all dared to dream. If we fight hard enough, we can achieve anything in the world.”

Dec 4, 2021 12:35 PM IST

HTLS: Awareness has increased about Paralmypics, says Sumit Antil

"When I started, I only thought of breaking the world record. I did that. I hope whatever happened to me doesn't happen to anyone, but if something like this happens, people now know that they can always turn to Paralympics. There are a lot of inspirational athletes like us who have made the country proud.

“So, the struggles would be definitely less. We didn't have that awareness about Paralympics, but now people know about us.”

Dec 4, 2021 12:29 PM IST

HTLS: I insisted medal was more important when I sustained injury, says Bajrang 

"Doctor said that you might need surgery if you put pressure on the injury, but I insisted that medal is more important. What's the point of participating in Olympics if I don't come back with a medal? 

“My aim was to win gold at the Olympics. I sustained an injury one month before the Olympics. But whatever shortcomings I have, I am sure I will be able to overcome them at Paris Games”

Dec 4, 2021 12:26 PM IST

HTLS: We can win multiple medals as well, says Bajrang

"Many players win multiple medals, like Phelps or Usain Bolt. Indian players also have that ability. One medal is not satisfying enough for athletes.

“Right now, if you ask any athlete, everyone would say that our next target is Paris. Those who won medals would say we will now bid for gold.” 

Dec 4, 2021 12:23 PM IST

HTLS - ‘I wanted to break all record’: Avani Lekhara

“I wanted to break all records. People said we are happy with a gold medal but it wasn’t enough for me. I won a gold, broke a world record, jr world record, para record. In my first event, I came 7th in qualification. Even though I won a medal the score wasn’t easy. So I gave my best in the next match."

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