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Mukesh Khanna says #MeToo began after women started working, receives backlash
The #MeToo movement showed the dark side of all the industries where women face harassment. Even in Bollywood, many names came into the spotlight who were accused of assault, harassment, and many such allegations. But, actor Mukesh Khanna feels otherwise. His recent statement has angered the netizens as he blamed that the #MeToo cases happened because women wanted to be equal with men.Known as Shaktimaan and Bheeshma Pitamah of Television, Mukesh Khanna has been a well-known face of the Indian entertainment industry. In a recent interview with FilmyCharcha, he said, Aurat ki rachna alag hoti hai aur mard ki alag hoti hai. Aurat ka kaam hai ghar sambhalna. Problem kahan shuru huyi #MeToo ki? Jab auraton ne bhi kaam karna shuru kar diya. Aaj aurat aadmi ke sath kandhey se kandha milane ni baat karti hai. Problem yahi se shuru hoti hai. Sabse pehle jo member suffer karta hai woh ghar ka bachcha suffer karta hai jisko maa nahi milti (A woman is different and a man is different. A woman's job is to take care of the house. The problem of #MeToo began when women moved out of the house and started working. Today she wants to work shoulder to shoulder with men. But more than that the child who travels has to be away from his mother. The child is forced to live with a nanny and sits with him as she is watching serial like 'Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi'. A man is a man and a woman is a woman)."This did not go down well with netizens who called out his misogynistic mindset. They slammed for his views. After much backlash, on Saturday evening, he took to Twitter to say that he regrets he couldn't present his view correctly and that he has always respected women. He wrote, " (My film journey confirms that I have always respected the women. This is known to every artist or member of every film unit, that I have always respected everyone. If any woman is hurt by this statement I am sorry that I was not able to put my point correctly)." Mukesh Khanna (@actmukeshkhanna)
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Oscar winner and James Bond actor Sean Connery passes away at 90
Academy winner and James Bond actor Sean Connery has passed away at the age of 90. The Scottish-born actor was well-known for his portrayal of '007 on the big screen.According to BBC, his death was confirmed by his family. The actor reportedly passed away in his sleep in the Bahamas. The actor was reportedly keeping unwell for a while.He was a fan favourite actor. Sean Connery was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 2000. In August 2020, he celebrated his 90th birthday. In an August Radio Times poll in the U.K, more than 14,000 voted him as the best James Bond actor.Known as the sharp and enigmatic actor, apart from being one of the all-time favourite James Bond, the later actor starred in films including The Wind and the Lion (1975), The Man Who Would Be King (1975), Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989). He won Academy Award in the Best Supporting Actor category for The Untouchables (1987). He was last seen on the big screen in Stephen Norringtons The League of Extraordinary Gentleman (2003).
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Adil Hussain to star in British-Indian film Footprints On Water
Actor Adil Hussain is working non-stop. From movies to OTT, he is leaving no stone unturned. In recent times, he has also been seen in Star Trek: Discovery. Now, he will headline the British-Indian film Footprints On Water.Making an announcement on Twitter, Adil Hussain wrote, This is a role that I am eagerly waiting to breathe life into. Wish us luck please. Shooting starts in Birmingham in December. Director @nathaliasyam thank you."Footprints On Water is written by Neetha Syam and will be helmed by Nathalia Syam. The film will revolve around the character of an illegal immigrant in the UK who is in search of his daughter while he is trying to escape from the police.
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Dhanush confirms that he and AR Rahman have sung for Atrangi Re
Filmmaker Aanand L Rais film Atrangi Re has resumed production. The film, which stars Dhanush and Sara Ali Khan in the leading roles, will have Akshay Kumar in a special role. As the shooting had commenced in Lucknow, it had come to a halt amid the lockdown. As the makers are gearing up for the film, Dhanush has confirmed that he and music maestro AR Rahman have sung for the film.Sharing a caricature-like selfie from the recording booth, Dhanush captioned it, Had a blast singing and chatting with our very own Isai puyal @arrahman sir. #atrangire @aanandlrai @saraalikhan95.
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Shah Rukh Khans fanclub will celebrate his birthday virtually instead of visiting Mannat
Shah Rukh Khan is currently stationed in Dubai and attending the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020. He recently held an #AskSRK session on Twitter where he advised the fans to not visit Mannat this year amid the pandemic. He said, iss baar ka pyaar thoda door se yaar (this time show your love from a distance).This year the fans have decided to take the celebrations, virtual. A fanclub will be hosting a virtual cake-cutting ceremony, according to a daily. The fans will get the virtual experience of being at Mannat from Sunday midnight through the live streaming. The birthday celebrations will involve an SRK quiz, virtual selfie booths, games, and a few performances. The fanclub member also revealed that they will donate 5555 Covid kits with masks and sanitisers, along with 5555 meals to the needy and also visit old age homes and orphanages.Meanwhile, on the work front, Shah Rukh Khan will begin shooting for Pathan in November starring alongside Deepika Padukone and John Abraham. He has reportedly signed Rajkumar Hirani and Atlees next films too.
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Mahesh Bhatt and Mukesh Bhatt release official statement denying drug allegations made by LuvIena Lodh
After filing a defamation case in the Bombay High Court, Mukesh Bhatt and Mahesh Bhatt have released an official statement denying drug allegations made by Sumit Sabherwals estranged wife Luviena Lodh. The model-actor had claimed in an Instagram video that she was being harassed by her husband and Bhatt brothers. After appearing before the court earlier this week, she spoke to the media and said, Mahesh Bhatt is the biggest don of the industry. If you don't play by his rules, he destroys your career and life." Furthermore, she stated if anything happens to her or her family, Mahesh Bhatt, Mukesh Bhatt, Sumit Sabherwal, Sahil Sehgal, and Kumkum Sehgal should be considered responsible for it.She added, Everyone knows that every person who works for Vishesh Films (Bhatts' Production house) consumes drugs, but no one talks about the Bhatt family." She had also alleged that her estranged husband was Bhatts nephew and would supply drugs to celebrities including Amyra Dastur and Sapna Pabbi.After her interaction with the media, Mahesh Bhatt and Mukesh Bhatt released a joint statement denying all these allegations.Heres the full statement, according to Zee News:As a public figure, we have accepted that ones private life can be the subject matter of curiosity, interest, scrutiny and gossip, often, intense, irresponsible or even unfair. we have regarded this as an occupational hazard and a part and parcel of life and therefore exercised great restraint in engaging with or responding to, the same.We have however recently been at the receiving end of a vicious and malicious campaign launched by Ms. Luviena Lodh who falsely claims, her husband to be our nephew.Ms. Lodh has, since 2016, been engaged in a matrimonial dispute with her husband Mr. Sumit Sabherwal who works for our company Vishesh Films. She has also been served recently with proceedings for evicting her from a residential flat which she is occupying. She has, therefore, as a litigation strategy, decided to personally target us and members of our family, by levelling scurrilous and grossly defamatory allegations, against us, in the hope that this will result in the eviction proceedings not being pursued.Towards this end, Ms. Luviena Lodh published and circulated, on her Instagram account, a video making grossly defamatory, false, scurrilous and distasteful allegations against us. Since this was not idle gossip but a malicious attack, we both were constrained to file a defamation suit before the Honble Bombay High Court. By its Order dated 26th October, 2020, the court restrained Ms. Lodh from making defamatory statements against us whether by way of circulating the said video or otherwise in any manner whatsoever.In complete disregard thereto, Ms. Lodh has continued to peddle lies and falsehood to besmirch our reputation and malign our character. In her desperation to escape the eviction proceedings she held a press conference, where she reiterated her falsehood and even misrepresented the court order. The proceedings of the Press Conference has only served to expose what her real agenda is use attacks on us and our family as a quid pro quo to escape eviction proceedings.As we have already sought and secured legal protection and as the matter is sub-judice, we are taking legal advice on the further course of action to adopt.In the meanwhile, we are making this statement to place on record that all allegations made by Ms. Lodh against us are false, incorrect and baseless. We are confident about our case and have complete faith that our stand will be judicially vindicated. We are confident that truth will prevail and unlike her, we do not need to take recourse to publicity stunts or malicious mud-slinging.In an official statement released by his lawyers, Sumit Sabherwal has said that he is not related to the Bhatt brothers. The claims and contents of the video being circulated by our clients estranged wife Mrs. Luveena Lodh are denied in toto, the statement read.Our client expresses his deepest regret that the good name of Mr. Mahesh Bhatt & Mr. Mukesh Bhatt (herein after referred to as the Bhatt Brothers) is being sullied solely due to his pending (since 2016) matrimonial dispute with his wife. It is made amply clear that our client is merely and employee of M/s Vishesh Films Pvt Ltd. and NOT related to either of the Bhatt Brothers as has falsely and maliciously been sought to be made out by the videos in question. Every attempt being made in order to formulate a relation between our client and the Bhatt brothers must be construed as a well-crafted conspiracy to precipitate and motivate a lucrative settlement for her disputes with our client; as is amply made clear in her interviews as well, the statement read.In her video, Lodh had claimed that Mahesh Bhatt was aware that her estranged husband supplied drugs and women to various actors. If you dont play by his rules, he will make life difficult for you. Mahesh Bhatt has ruined a lot of lives by putting them out of work. He makes one phone call and people lose their job. Ever since I filed a case against him, he has been trying to enter my house and remove me from this house. No one files my NC (non-cognizable complaint) either and even after great difficulty I manage to file an NC, no action is taken, she said in the video.It is to be noted that the Bhatts have sought one crore in damages and a restraining order from making any such false claims in the future in their defamation case filing against the actress.
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Jayalalithaas public rally scenes will be shot through CG in Kangana Ranauts Thalaivi
We all know former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa was an exceptional orator. Her public-address rallies were political phenomena that defied all analysis. It, therefore, comes as no surprise to know that the makers of Thalaivi, the multi-lingual Jayalalithaa bio-pic starring Kangana Ranaut were planning to shoot a number of massy meetings with hundreds of junior artistes.But now, with COVID-19 showing no sign of abatement, Jayalalithaas public rally scenes are likely to be simulated on screen through computer graphics.Makes sense, dont you think? a source close to the project wonders. Its going to be months if nor years before any filmmaker can shoot large crowds and mobs. We might as well get used to making do with CGs.Says Thailavi producer Shaailesh Singh, "Most of the public speeches of Jayalalithaaji we had already shot, only few such scenes are left, what we will shoot now, it will be according to COVID-19 guidelines and in those shots definitely if required we will use CG."
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Kriti Sanon and Varun Dhawan to star in Amar Kaushiks Bhediya
Kriti Sanon and Varun Dhawans pair in Dilwale was adored by the fans who couldnt get enough of the duo. The actors wooed the audience with their undeniable chemistry and goofy antics leaving them wanting more. After starring in Rohit Shettys Dilwale, director Amar Kaushik is set to bring this dynamic duo back with his upcoming project, Bhediya.Bhediya will mark Varun Dhawan and Kriti Sanons second project on-screen and will be a partial reunion never the less. While there arent a lot of details pertaining to the project, it is being said to be a monster satire. A source close to the development said, It is true that Varun Dhawan and Kriti Sanon will be starring in Amar Kaushiks next titled Bhediya. The duo fit the bill and the director wanted a pair that had already made its way into peoples hearts. The film will go on floors in January 2021.Apart from this, Varun Dhawan will be seen in Sanki and Coolie No. 1.
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Sonakshi Sinha will soon start shooting for her debut digital series in Rajasthan
Before the lockdown began, Sonakshi Sinha had given her nod to Reema Kagtis upcoming web series, Fallen. With Sonakshi in the lead, the series will also have the likes of Gully Boy fame Vijay Varma, Gulshan Devaiah, Sohum Shah among the others. Marking her first digital web series, Sonakshi Sinha along with the crew is expected to head to Rajasthan in December.As per the makers, Reema Kagti will be taking a crew of 35 people with her on a week-long schedule. In this schedule, she plans to wrap the project from start to finish as discussed during the early days of the lockdown. With the situation getting better a little, Reema Kagti is all set to shoot for Fallen. Sonakshi Sinha who was last seen in Dabangg 3 will next be seen in Bhuj: The Pride Of India with Ajay Devgn and Sanjay Dutt in lead roles.Fallen is said to release on Amazon Prime Video with the schedule wrapping in mid-January, 2021.
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Box Office
Film NameNet GrossVerdict
Angrezi Medium10.48 CrFlop
Baaghi 397.32 CrFlop
Thappad32.00 CrAverage
Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavd...62.50 CrAverage
Love Aaj Kal37.74 CrFlop
Malang59.04 CrAverage
Street Dancer 3D75.00 CrFlop
Panga28.92 CrFlop
Tanhaji The Unsung Warr...279.50 CrHit
Chhapaak34.13 CrFlop
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Reviews
Film NameReviewerRating
Main Mulayam Singh YadavIMDB8.40
LudoIMDB6.50
FootfairyIMDB5.50
FootfairyKoimoi3.00
Ginny Weds SunnyIMDB5.60
Ginny Weds SunnyNews182.00
Khaali PeeliIMDB2.10
Khaali PeeliNews183.00
Serious MenIMDB6.90
Serious MenNews184.00