Friday, October 15, 2021

Fresh threat to release of Sharukh-Mahira starer “Raees”

New Delhi, January 16 (Indian Express) Shahrukh Khan had struck a deal with the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) that he would not involve his Pakistani co-star Mahira Khan in their film's promotions in exchange for the peaceful release of Raees. However, film exhibitors in central Indian state Chhattisgarh are now receiving threats from Shiv Sena. Raees is slated to release on January 25....

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Karan Johar’s memoir portrays Bollywood’s darker side

Mumbai, January 16 (IANS): The much-anticipated memoir of filmmaker Karan Johar has been creating waves on social media after chapters describing his fallout with actress Kajol were leaked on Twitter — and for candid talk about his sexual orientation. But contrary to the initial reports as well as expectations, An Unsuitable Boy is much more than just the narrative of a fallout....

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Just In: Listen to Atif Aslam’s single Pehli Dafa with Ileana D’Cruz

Like Fawad and Mahira Khan hopped across the border for Ae Dil Hai Mushkil and Raees, Indian artistes have also been collaborating with their Pakistani counterparts. The latest star to collaborate is none other than Bollywood startlet Ileana D’Cruz. Previously, pictures of Ileana and singer Atif Aslam shooting in Turkey made rounds on the internet, leaving fans speculating what they had been up to. Well, the wait...

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Cleansing Bollywood of raunchy songs and dances

Mumbai, January 1 (Reuters): A women’s rights organization is asking movie-mad Indians to rewrite sexist Bollywood songs, the latest attempt in drawing attention to gender stereotyping and misogyny portrayed by the country’s influential film industry. Akshara Centre’s ‘Gaana (Song) Rewrite’ competition, launched earlier this month, invites people to change the lyrics to any Bollywood film song they find sexist. The...

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Travails of a Pakistani wanting to make a film on Muslim-Hindu love marriage

Muslim-Hindu love stories are complicated. Even when you simply want to tell the story, writes Mehreen Hasan in Dawn. Just ask writer/director Hamza Bangash, whose attempts to fund his short film Rang Raaz were met with refusal after refusal in Pakistan. "We had approached some pretty prominent people in Pakistan who had vested interests in having a story about minorities told," Hamza,...

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