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AMMA controversy: Kerala Minister advices AMMA to look into grievances raised by actresses at WCC
The AMMA controversy that fueled up since Malayalam actor Dileep was arrested for sexual assault of a co-actor. Followed by the same, the WCC [Women in Cinema Collective] has been forcing AMMA [Association of Malayalam Movie Artistes] to take serious action against Dileep and also forcing him out of the organization. AMMA headed by Mohanlal, revoked Dileeps suspension after the actor was given bail and it irked WCC who has been campaigning to remove Dileep from the circuit. While this AMMA WCC row is only getting murkier by the day, a Kerala minister named A K Balan has asked AMMA to look into the grievances of WCC. Couple of days ago, the WCC has called for a press meet wherein they discussed about how disappointed they were with the way AMMA has been treating the Dileep case by far. Moreover, the main members of WCC which included veteran actor and filmmaker Revathy, Parvathy, Rima Kallingal amongst others were even dressed in black to protest. The WCC also felt that the organization failed to keep up with their promise of supporting the survivor and also they believe that the organization with Mohanlal as the head, has failed to do anything for womens safety. On the other hand, AMMA too has expressed its displeasure against the actions of WCC. Actor Siddique has maintained that all of this is a ploy to deter the reputation of Mohanlal. He also justified the decision of AMMA of why they didnt suspend Dileep from it, adding that the crimes he has been accused of havent been proved. In the same breath, he also maintained that AMMA is also in support of the victim and that they had discussed the matter with the government when the incident was reported. If that wasnt all, Siddique also alleged that this is an attempt to break the unity of AMMA. As for the Kerala Minister, A K Balan he too mentioned that considering that WCC has raised issues against AMMA, in all fairness, the latter should look into the grievances. Also Read : AMMA President Mohanlal confirmed that Dileep would not be re-joining the association
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Mallika Dua SUPPORTS Vinod Dua post harassment claims, after taking on Akshay Kumar for misogyny in past
Mallika Duas father and esteemed journalist Vinod Dua has been implied of sexual harassment and it is ironical because he has always stood up against exploitation of all kind and in fact he even took on Akshay Kumar for his sexist comments for Mallika Dua last year. According to filmmaker Nishtha Jain, Vinod Dua made her pretty uncomfortable when she went to him for a job interview back in 1989. He even later stalked her and tried to force himself on her. Her account has shattered one and all and Mallika too has been receiving a lot of hate for Duas alleged behaviour. She took to Twitter to clear her stand about the same. She addressed Nishta and said, If at all my father is truly guilty of what you described, it is unacceptable, traumatic and painful. She said that it was in bad taste to drag her name into this as it was not her battle to fight anyway. She said that she was in solidarity with the movement and she will continue to fight the misogyny and everything she believes in. She said, This is not my battle to fight. Its not my responsibility or my shame or my burden. I will deal with this my way and on my time. She signed the statement off by saying, This is my dads battle, I will let him fight it and I will stand by him. For the uninitiated, Mallika Dua was on a panel with Akshay Kumar and others for reality comedy show and Akshay made a statement like: Aap bell bajao, mai aapko bajata hoon. This was not taken lightly by either Mallika or Vinod and they criticised Kumar strongly over the same. Also Read: Bigg Boss & Me? Are You Joking? says Tanushree Dutta, calls Nana Patekars CHARITY work FAKE
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Richa Chadha to croon in Shakeela biopic
Richa Chadha, who is known for exploring every vertical of filmmaking, is now all set to explore her hidden talent, singing. Richa recently debuted as a singer with a Punjabi song Gawandian in collaboration Dr. Zeus. It was her first attempt at singing professionally. And now it seems that the actress is also excited about lending her voice to films too. Well, many popular actors like Salman Khan Shraddha Kapoor , and Alia Bhatt amongst others have lent their voices for their respective films. Now, Richa will be doing the same for her forthcoming film Shakeela biopic. The film will feature the actress showcasing the role of South star Shakeela. Did you know the actress has had a formal training in music? Well, Richa has previously has had her share of singing lessons including being a part of her school choir when she was younger. A source close to the actress said, After the song, Gwandian , many filmmakers with whom Richa is working with and will soon be working with want the actor to sing in their films too because of her talent and the value it will add to the project. To begin with she will be lending her voice to a special number for the upcoming Shakeela biopic. Richa is all set to record the song upon her return from the US and it will be a quirky peppy number. Also Read : Amid major silence from film industry, Priyanka Chopra, Farhan Akhtar, Swara Bhaskar and Richa Chadda support Tanushree Dutta
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Merey Pyarey Prime Minister by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra faces legal trouble
Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, who has been dedicating time for the past few months to his next Mere Pyaare Prime Minister , is in a legal quandary. The filmmaker, who is known for some iconic films like Rang De Basanti Bhaag Milkha Bhaag , has been facing legal repercussions from writer Manoj Mairta, The latter has alleged that he hasnt received the required credit for the film Mere Pyaare Prime Minister , as the story of the film was originally written by him and hence taken the legal route by sending a notice to the filmmaker. Manoj Mairta is currently awaiting the response from Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra and if he doesnt receive the same from him in the next 15 days, he has asserted to move the court in recent reports. These reports also feature Manoj stating that he had written the script way back in 2014, which eventually landed in the hands of Mehra in 2016, after they decided to collaborate in 2015. However, Manoj has expressed shock when couldnt see his name in the first poster of the film that released whereas everyone else who worked for the film where mentioned in the same. In October 2017, Manoj Mairta is also said to have approached the Screen Writers Association regarding the matter and not giving him credit. When SWA called for both the scripts, the eventual verdict of Dispute Settlement Committee claimed that the script submitted by Rakeysh Mehra was just a polished version of the one given by Mairta. Furthermore, they also directed the makers to give solo credit for story to Manoj and also that his name should be first in the list of Screenplay and Dialogues, followed by Mehra. The writer also pointed out in reports that when Mere Pyaare Prime Minister was selected for the Rome International Film Festival, everyone except him got the credit for their respective work in the film. However, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra has denied all these allegations in the same reports. While he called out to Manoj by maintaining that he made false representations at SWA, he also spoke about another writer who was involved in the process. He revealed about Hussain Dalal and added that the rights of this writer too have to be protected. Mehra has also assured that the matter will be resolved soon. On the other hand, he also maintained that due credit has been given to Manoj whose name is there in the Writers category on IMDB [Internet Movie Database]. Also Read: Revealed: Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra and Rensil DSilva come together and it is for a COMEDY!
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BHARAT: Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif get protection from UAE army as they shoot at Mezyad Border
While one side of Bollywood is dealing with the major controversy of #MeToo campaign and its repercussions, the other side is neck deep into work. As of now, superstar Salman Khan and his leading lady Katrina Kaif are on the other side, shooting in Abu Dhabi. The actress, who has reunited with her Tiger co-star after the exit of Priyanka Chopra , is on a tight schedule with the rest of the team striving to keep up with the deadline. And to ensure a smooth functioning, immense security has been provided to the team of the film. If recent reports are to be believed, Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif are currently shooting in the Mezyad Border which has quite a good proximity to the Oman forces. Keeping in mind the danger it can involve, the UAE army has provided security to Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif and the entire team of Bharat.If that wasnt all, another team of security guards from Dome agency have been hired in order reassure everyone on the sets about shooting in the border. On the other hand, we hear that the team is also taking immense efforts to make sure that rising temperatures dont affect the shoot of Bharat.It seems that the scorching heat in Al Ain has been quite difficult for the team to handle and hence, the unit and producers have put up air conditioned tents and fully equipped vanity vans for the filming. Confirming the same, co-producer Nikhil Namit has asserted that they have about 15 vanity vans at the location. Interestingly, Salman Khan and Katrina Kaifs last film Tiger Zinda Hai too had an extensive shoot schedule in Abu Dhabi. Coming to Bharat , the film is a remake of the Korean social drama Ode To My Father and it also stars Tabu, Disha Patani Jackie Shroff , Sunil Grover in prominent roles. The film, directed by Ali Abbas Zafar , is expected to the hit the silverscreen next year during Eid. Also Read : Bharat: Salman Khan looks effortlessly HANDSOME in this pic, drops a major hint about his sequence with Varun Dhawan
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Namaste England and Badhaai Ho get a last minute preponement
In what could be considered a Dussehra dhamaka , the two big Hindi releases this week Vipul Shahs Namaste England and Amit Sharmas Badhaai Ho have been given a last-minute early release.Instead of the two films opening on Friday October 19 as per schedule, the two producers have taken a joint decision to release their respective films a day ahead, on October 18. Explains Namaste England s director Vipul Shah, It was a very natural move. This year Dussehra is being celebrated on both the 18 th and 19 th , so we decided to let the audience enjoy the film on both days. The decision was mutual, with both the producers equally gung-ho with the change. So which of the two would you like to see this week? Amit Sharmas Badhaai Ho is a naughty comedy about the embarrassment faced by the family when the matriarch becomes pregnant at an age when she is eligible for grandmotherly joys. Ayushmann Khurrana now identified with quirky comedies and fresh on the heels of the success of his last release Andhadhun a fortnight ago, plays the lead. Vipul Shahs Namaste England is the breezy follow-up to the 2007 hit Namaste London with Arjun Kapoor and Parineeti Chopra taking the place of Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif.It looks like a blithe week at the movies this week. Also Read: Did you know? Title of Namaste England is given by Akshay Kumar, CONFESSES Vipul Shah
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Kate Sharma files police complaint against Subhash Ghai for allegedly trying to molest her
The #MeToo movement may have brought forth the darkest side of Bollywood that is filled with stories of sexual harassment. While the charges against many celebrities, from Nana Patekar to Alok Nath, are yet to be proved, another story of horror gripped reports last week. It was about Subhash Ghai drugging and raping a woman. Whilst the survivor is maintaining anonymity on her identity, now a struggling model Kate Sharma has taken a legal route to take action against the filmmaker. She has alleged that the filmmaker tried to molest her in August. In recent reports, Kate Sharma has accused the once-upon-a-time called showman of Bollywood, Subhash Ghai of molesting her. The aspiring actress, who has been associated with the filmmaker for quite some time now, was dreaming of being in one of the filmmakers films. However, the night she was at the filmmakers residence, which was on August 6, she expressed shock when Ghai allegedly asked her to give him a massage. Sharma also confessed that she decided to give him massage considering his age but she further alleged that after the same, the filmmaker tried to kiss her forcibly. Furthermore, she has also accused Ghai of trying to touch her private parts during the molestation incident and that she escaped him and ran away home. While she excused herself stating that she was supposed to attend a birthday party that night, Kate also asserted that the filmmaker continued to message her late at night asking her to return. The model has mentioned in reports that he apparently tried to threaten her by maintaining that she should either return or forget that they know each other. Kate Sharma went on to further add in her statements that Ghai refused to speak to her since the incidents and cut all contacts with her post the incident. Followed by the immense uproar over #MeToo campaign now, Kate revealed that she decided to take action against the filmmaker and thereby, encourage other women to speak up on the issue. Subhash Ghai is yet to respond to these allegations and complaint filed by Kate Sharma. Also Read: Subhash Ghai DENIES sexual harassment charges against him, dismisses the #MeToo movement
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Bigg Boss & Me? Are You Joking? says Tanushree Dutta, calls Nana Patekars CHARITY work FAKE
There are loud whispers afloat in the entertainment industry that Tanushree Dutta, pioneer of the #MeToo movement in India, would be entering the Bigg Boss house.But, Tanushree completely debunks the rumour, saying, Are you serious?? Bigg Boss ?? Come on nowSurely my aspirations are different now, when I seem to have triggered off a long-due movement against harassment in work places. How does it feel to be called the pioneer of the #MeToo movement in India? Says Tanushree, Its surreal to actually see things shake up. And not just support on paper and lip service. People coming forward with zeal and passion and purpose and knocking out old outdated opinion. I wouldnt have imagined in my wildest dreams that this would happen when I took that flight from New Jersey to Mumbai to spend time in my country. How does she react to the opinion that she is doing this for publicity? Oh really? Did I orchestrate this amazing movement in our country? Wow! Let the nasty tongues wag. I am happy to be a part of something so staggeringly revolutionary. Supporters of Nana Patekar say he does an enormous amount of charitable work. Tanushree laughs off these claims as mere publicity. What charity work? All this philanthropy is naam ke vaaste.Celebrities from the entertainment business lend their names to charitable work and do nothing else. I actually work with cancer patients. But I dont talk about it. Besides, how does philanthropy exempt an individual from charges of misconduct? Also Read: Sexual harassment allegations: Womens commission comes out in support Tanushree Dutta, sends notice to Nana Patekar
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Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan to groove for the first time in Thugs Of Hindostans Vashmalle
Yash Raj Films mega action adventure Thugs of Hindostan has stunned audiences worldwide with its larger than life, extravagant trailer that has made it the biggest film to come out of Bollywood in years. This visual spectacle about an epic war and adventure on the high seas, is releasing this Diwali. The film has managed an incredible casting coup of this generation by bringing together two of the biggest icons of Hindi cinema Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan for the first time on big screen and to make this even more interesting, looks like the two have also danced together in the film! Prabhu Deva, whose choreography sets benchmarks each time, has directed this song titled Vashmalle (meaning: Dance your heart out and make merry). Prabhu Deva always leaves his mark with high energy dance numbers that boast of unique dance moves. Vashmalle too will stand out because Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan are seen dancing their heart out in the film. Vijay Krishna Acharya, director of Thugs of Hindostan says, It is amazing that we could write a suitable moment in the film that sees these two icons of Indian cinema shake a leg with each other and the song will stand out because of their infectious energy and camaraderie. The song presents Mr.Bachchan and Aamir Khan in the mood to celebrate. I have to reveal, the sequence will show them getting drunk during the celebrations and then breaking out to dance on this high energy number. It is a priceless moment that we have captured in Thugs of Hindostan.Sukhwinder Singh and Vishal Dadlani have sung this anticipated number while celebrated lyricist Amitabh Bhattacharya has penned its supremely catchy lyrics. Ace music composers Ajay-Atul have created this track. Thugs of Hindostan co-stars Katrina Kaif and Fatima Sana Shaikh.The film is set to treat audiences across India with the biggest jaw-dropping action sequences seen by audiences on screen to date. With its edge-of-the-seat thrills and a visually immersive experience, YRFs out and out entertainer, Thugs of Hindostan , is set to release on November 8, a national holiday, in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu. Also Read: KBC 10, hosted by Amitabh Bachchan, may have just beat the Salman Khan hosted show Bigg Boss 12
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Box Office
Film NameNet GrossVerdict
AndhaDhun21.40 Cr-
LoveYatri8.55 Cr-
Sui Dhaaga Made In Indi...71.70 Cr-
Pataakha7.64 Cr-
Batti Gul Meter Chalu37.26 Cr-
Manto2.75 CrFlop
Mitron2.50 CrFlop
Manmarziyaan26.45 CrFlop
Laila Majnu2.50 CrFlop
Paltan7.00 CrFlop
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Reviews
Film NameReviewer NameRating
Helicopter EelaRajeev Masand2.00
Helicopter EelaShrishti Negi2.50
FryDayIndo-Asian News2.50
JalebiRohit Vats1.00
LoveYatriRajeev Masand1.50
LoveYatriShrishti Negi1.00
AndhaDhunRenuka Vyavahare3.50
AndhaDhunRummana Ahmed3.50
AndhaDhunRajeev Masand4.00
AndhaDhunRohit Vats3.50