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Bigg Boss 16: Shiv Thakare shuts Tina Datta for hurling abuses at the him

Since the last few days one name that has been constantly making headlines for various reasons such as becoming the captain of the house to rightfully making Nimrit the captain and now for maintaining a dignified stance as Tina Dutta abused the latter for choosing Nimrit over her for becoming the new captain. In the latest episode of Bigg Boss, Shiv Thakare, Nimrit Kaur and Tina Datta were to play the captainship task but then Bigg Boss asked Shiv to choose a captain between Nimrit and Tina. Out of the two, Shiv Thakare choose Nimrit making her the new captain of the house. Also Read: 'Bigg Boss 16': Shalin nominates Sumbul, says 'Inke baap bacha lenge' Tina Datta, who couldn’t face losing captainship got furious and started yelling and hurled abuses towards Shiv Thakare. On the other hand, Shiv Thakare as always unaffected by unnecessary chaos stayed calm and maintained a dignified stance by not saying anything against Tina. Later, in the same episode, as a part of Nomination task Shiv was to select a contestant who he wants to nominate. Tina again thought Shiv would nominate her and again started saying wrong stuff to Shiv. To which Shiv politely replied ‘Dear I’m going to give you a Birthday Gift’ and he did not nominate her. Also Read: IFFI jury member Sudipto Sen distances himself from Nadav Lapid's criticism Yet again, Tina played a woman card and took unnecessary offence as Shiv called her dear. Unaffected by the Tina’s insensible reaction, Shiv Thakare explained how she used to call him family and now that tables have turned, suddenly she is reacting in such a way.    

29 November,2022 06:49 PM IST | Mumbai | mid-day online correspondent
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'Bigg Boss 16': Housemates can reclaim lost Rs 25 lakh from prize money

In the upcoming episode of 'Bigg Boss 16', housemates are going to test their luck and see if they can win back the Rs 25 lakh of the prize money they had lost earlier during a task. The total prize money is Rs 50 lakh. With this task spanning across days, the voice of Bigg Boss announces the new entry of the 'Golden Guys', Sunny Nanasaheb Waghchoure and Sanjay Gujar, in the show. For this task, the activity area is designed as a safe that has a mountain of gold coins worth Rs 25 lakh and the contestants must uncover a seven-digit passcode to crack it open. These seven digits are hidden in the items made of gold in the house. Also Read: 'Bigg Boss 16': Shalin Bhanot nominates Sumbul Touqeer, says 'Inke baap bacha lenge' At regular intervals, Bigg Boss will share instructions on how to get to the digits. Once the contestants succeed in unlocking the passcode after evading the threat of the Golden Guys and getting to the safe, they will earn the lost prize money. It will be fun to watch the contestants hunt for gold. Fights over food are a constant, but how far can one go to claim what's theirs? When Soundarya Sharma is cooking in the kitchen, Archana Gautam is annoyed at the prospect of eating rotis made from the previous night's dough. She got Nimrit to instruct Abdu Rozik to get four rotis made from fresh dough from the plates of Shiv Thakare, Sajid Khan, Abdu and MC Stan. Picking rotis out from the plates of the housemates while they were eating did not go down well with Shiv, who slammed Archana for being petty. Shiv even suggested that Archana should learn to be human while playing the game. In her defence, Archana put the blame on Soundarya for mixing last night's dough with the fresh one. Also Read: Bigg Boss 16 Day 59 Updates-Shalin pretends to propose to Tina Verbal spats on in full swing. Priyanka Chahar Choudhary, meanwhile, has an emotional breakdown over her coming across as wrong and dominating, despite having her close friend Ankit Gupta's best interests in her heart. She opened up to Soundarya about it and confessed that she can't figure out what's going on in her head, even though she's trying hard. This story has been sourced from a third party syndicated feed, agencies. Mid-day accepts no responsibility or liability for its dependability, trustworthiness, reliability and data of the text. Mid-day management/mid-day.com reserves the sole right to alter, delete or remove (without notice) the content in its absolute discretion for any reason whatsoever

29 November,2022 06:44 PM IST | Mumbai | IANS
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'The Kashmir Files' actor Pallavi Joshi calls Nadav Lapid "genocide denier"

'The Kashmir Files' producer and lead actress Pallavi Joshi added to the volley of criticism against Israeli director and screenwriter Nadav Lapid's comments on the Vivek Agnihotri film in his capacity as chairman of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) jury. In a media statement, Joshi said: "For decades the international community remained silent on the sufferings of the Kashmiri Pandit community. After three decades the Indian film industry finally realised that it needs to tell India's story truthfully and objectively." Also Read: 'The Kashmir Files' row: Delhi-based lawyer files complaint against Israeli filmmaker for calling film 'vulgar' Joshi, who played a professor in a university that appeared to be similar to JNU in 'The Kashmir Files', added: "Vivek and I were always aware that there are elements that would not like to see the stark truth on the screen, but it is very unfortunate that a creative platform was used for a political agenda to preserve an old, false and jaded narrative about Kashmir." She concluded by noting: "We are overwhelmed by the way the people of India rose to defend 'The Kashmir Files' against the rude and vulgar statement of a genocide denier." She assured her audience that 'The Kashmir Files' remains "a people's film".

29 November,2022 06:19 PM IST | Mumbai | IANS
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5 Bollywood debuts to watch out for in 2023

The year 2022 gone by saw a mixed bag of results when it came to Bollywood films and its performance at the box-office. With just one month remaining for the year to end, let’s have a look at a few young kids on the block who will make their silver screen debut next year. Varun Tej:This young talent is stepping his foot in the Bollywood industry with his bilingual film #VT13. He will be seen in the role of a dashing officer working in Indian Air Force.           View this post on Instagram                       A post shared by Varun Tej Konidela (@varunkonidela7) Agastya Nanda:This guy is all set to prove that his identity is much more than being the grandson of the legendary Amitabh Bachchan. He will be making his silver screen debut with Zoya Akhtar 's aspirational project ‘The Archies’. While not much has been revealed about his role, all that is known is that, the film will be  streamed on Netflix release and will also star Suhana Khan and Khushi Kapoor in pivotal roles.           View this post on Instagram                       A post shared by Agstya Nanda (@agastya.nanda) Also Read: Kangana to headline 'Chandramukhi 2', sequel to Rajanikanth's 'Chandramuki' Guru RandhawaAfter making his mark as a singer, Guru Randhawa is now all set to make his mark in Bollywood as an actor. He will be see making his Bollywood debut with a family entertainer titled ‘Kuch Khattaa Ho Jaay’. The film will see him playing the protagonist. Besides him, the film also stars Saiee M Manjrekar and Anupam Kher.           View this post on Instagram                       A post shared by Guru Randhawa (@gururandhawa) Ahaan Panday:Ahaan Panday, who is the cousin of actress Ananya Pandey, will also be stepping in Bollywood with an untitled film. Even though there have been no details about the film, the buzz states that, it will be a superhero film starring Ajay Devgn and will be produced by Yash Raj Films.           View this post on Instagram                       A post shared by Ahaan Panday (@ahaanpandayy) Junaid Khan:He is the son of ‘Mr. Perfectionist’ Aamir Khan. Needless to say, that, there is a huge responsibility lying on his shoulders.  The film with which he will be making his Bollywood debut is titled ‘Maharaja’. Also Read: Complaint filed against Israeli filmmaker for remarks on 'The Kashmir Files'  

29 November,2022 04:49 PM IST | Mumbai | mid-day online correspondent
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Vikrant Massey thanks Mukherjee Nagar as the filming begins for 12th Fail

Filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopra's upcoming '12th Fail' has been in the headlines for so many reasons and yet again it has grabbed everyone's attention for being the first film that is shot in Delhi's Mukherjee Nagar, the hub of Hindi Medium UPSC Preparations. Inspired by real life, the film encapsulates the story of aspiring IAS and IPS students. With the zest to keep the film authentic, Vidhu Vinod Chopra decided to shoot the film in the real location itself. Also Read: Fawad Khan turns 41: After being banned from working in India, what is he up to? Mukherjee Nagar is indeed the perfect location to shoot the film as it is swarmed with real students, hanging banners of coaching classes and has seen the birth of generations of bureaucrats. It turned out to be a thrilling moment for the fans in Mukherjee Nagar to have the lead, Vikrant Massey, in their midst. They went crazy watching him shoot in their area as a commoner amongst them. Vikrant greeted them with great love while the director, VVC, had to wiggle his way out through the bustling crowd after the shoot. Also Read: Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari shares her views on how to attract OTT audience to cinemas The first schedule of '12th Fail' was wrapped up in Chambal, Agra, after which the team headed to Delhi’s Mukherjee Nagar for the second schedule. Produced and directed by Vidhu Vinod Chopra, '12th Fail' is scheduled for a 2023 Summer release.           View this post on Instagram                       A post shared by Vikrant Massey (@vikrantmassey)    

29 November,2022 04:22 PM IST | Mumbai | mid-day online correspondent
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Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari shares her views on how to attract OTT audience to cinemas

Filmmaker Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari, who has delivered major Bollywood hits like 'Bareilly Ki Barfi' and 'Panga', recently marked her presence at an event and shared her thoughts on OTT and traditional cinema. The filmmaker shed some light on ‘if OTT content is taking over traditional cinema?’  and ‘How to attract the OTT audience to cinema halls?’ Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari is an empowering woman who has time and again inspired youth to take up challenges and pave their way through them. While talking about her experience with OTT and traditional cinema, she says “For me OTT is more for the Web Series which we see, it is about 8 hours of viewing and it is good for personal viewing. Whereas cinema motivates directors like me, especially when we get claps”.  Also Read: Complaint filed against Israeli filmmaker for remarks on 'The Kashmir Files' Adding more to it, she says “ For example, when my film Bareilly Ki Barfi was released, at that time, when I use to go to the theater and when we used to get claps during the interval time, it is a great vibe for an actor, and director, when they see everybody laughing, whistling. Post that Lockdown happened and I got so many messages, saying that they are watching Bareilly Ki Barfi , because that makes them happy”. She continued “When we go to the theaters, we enjoy our time, it's a family viewing time. Here we are not talking about cinema lovers. Cinema lovers are very different, they go and watch shows in the morning as well. Here we are talking about the audience who go to theater post work and they plan to go to theaters. Whereas when the cinema comes to you at home, you watch it anytime”. Ashwiny Iyer added “There is a single viewing and there is a collective viewing. In single viewing, there is a scare. When ever I am editing, I always want that people dont get bored and don’t fast forward it or close it. That is a use fear for us as a story teller, which is something we wont see in cinema halls”. Also Read: The Kashmir Files director Vivek Agnihotri takes indirect dig at IFFI Jury Head Meanwhile, on the work front Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari is gearing up for her digital debut with Faadu and films like Tarla & Bawaal are in her kitty. Her film Faadu will be released on 9th December.

29 November,2022 04:01 PM IST | Mumbai | Satish Sundaresan
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Complaint filed against Israeli filmmaker for remarks on 'The Kashmir Files'

A Delhi-based advocate Vineet Jindal has lodged a complaint against Israeli Director Nadav Lapid for making remarks like "a propaganda" and "vulgar" for the movie "The Kashmir Files", which is based on the story of Hindu genocide in Kashmir. Lapid was the Jury Chairman of the International Competition section of the International Film Festival of India, which was held at Panaji, Goa on Monday. "We were, all of us, disturbed and shocked by the 15th film, The Kashmir Files. That felt to us like a propaganda, vulgar movie, inappropriate for an artistic competitive section of such a prestigious film festival," Lapid had said during his closing speech. Practicing lawyer in the Supreme court of India and social activist Jindal said that Lapid's statement is totally manipulated and with ill intentions toward the Hindu community. Also Read: Vivek Agnihotri takes indirect dig at IFFI Jury Head for calling 'The Kashmir Files' 'vulgar', 'propaganda film' "By calling a movie based on a true story of Hindu genocide by Islamic terrorists that happened in Kashmir as propaganda and vulgar, he is abusing the sacrifice of Hindus in Kashmir and targeting the Hindu community and to incite hatred in our country," Jindal said, adding that the contents of the statement made by Lapid clearly show his intent of instigating enmity between groups. Jindal further in his complaint stated that the offence by Lapid have been committed under Sections 121 (attempting to wage war), 153 (wantonly giving provocation with intent to cause riot), 153 A & B (promoting disharmony, enmity or feelings of hatred between different groups on the grounds of religion, race, place of birth, residence, language, etc.), 295 (defiling place of worship with intent to insult the religion of any class), 298 (intention of wounding the religious feelings of any person) and 505 (intent to cause fear or alarm to the public, or to any section of the public) of the Indian Penal Code. These are cognizable offences and very serious in nature. While Lapid is being criticised by many, the Israeli Ambassador to India Naor Gilon also took to Twitter to criticise filmmaker Lapid. He said that Lapid should be ashamed of himself and he has "abused" India's invitation. "The friendship between...India and Israel is very strong and will survive the damage you have inflicted," Gilon added. This story has been sourced from a third party syndicated feed, agencies. Mid-day accepts no responsibility or liability for its dependability, trustworthiness, reliability and data of the text. Mid-day management/mid-day.com reserves the sole right to alter, delete or remove (without notice) the content in its absolute discretion for any reason whatsoever

29 November,2022 02:42 PM IST | Delhi | IANS
Manoj Bajpayee in Jorma

'Joram': Manoj Bajpayee looks intense in first look

Zee Studios's 'Joram,' one of the most anticipated films of 2023, in association with Devashish Makhija was recently selected at India's Film Bazaar Recommends (FBR) strand. Joram was amongst the 1st 20 films at Film Bazaar. The first look of the film shows the iconic Manoj Bajpayee along with a baby. Manoj Bajpayee shared, "'Joram comes with a very unique concept! This is my third collaboration with zee studios & Devashish Makhija both and I must say that both have raised the bar with their courage and creativity! We have shot at very difficult locations and it wouldn’t have been possible without the relentless efforts made by the team of studio and the production! It was a real privilege to work on this one ,now that our film made it to the likes of Film Bazaar, I am quite stoked!" Shariq Patel, CBO, Zee Studios, further added, "It is delightful that Indian content is getting its due recognition in the global entertainment circuit. And we, at Zee Studios, are elated to pioneer this feat. Devashish, Anupama and the entire cast and crew of 'Joram' have poured their hearts into creating this thriller. In fact, Devashish is an award-winning director and knows his way of captivating the audience's hearts. The story is captivating and needless to say, Manoj Bajpayee has yet again proven his mettle." Devashish Makhija, Writer-Director, Joram, further stated, "'Joram' is my third collaboration with the indefatigable Manoj Bajpayee. Our previous national award-winning film together -BHONSLE - also started its journey at the Film Bazaar in its Co-Production Market. And then went on to travel over 40 festivals, and won an APSA award, before becoming a sleeper hit on OTT in 2020. JORAM has taken her first step into the world at FB too in the prestigious Film Bazaar Recommends showcase this year. The barrage of admiration and interest our film generated amongst the international film festival programming and curation community is something I have not experienced before." Anupama Bose, Producer, 'Joram', added, "It was a matter of pride when my debut film as producer was selected for the prestigious Film Bazaar Recommends section in the Viewing Room at NFDC's Film Bazaar. The buzz and appreciation that our film JORAM  has been able to generate within the community of international, national and diaspora, film festivals, curation, markets and opinion makers at the Film Bazaar this year makes all the ongoing hard work and sleepless, endless hours completely worthwhile. There is a certain sense of relief that we have been able to honour the faith that Zee Studios has had in us as a fledgling production house.  We are hopeful that this will give our film the propulsion we need to kick start our film festival and international journey. And eventually reach out to audiences across the world." The cast and crew recently celebrated the wrap of the film. The makers are yet to announce the release date of 'Joram.'

29 November,2022 02:21 PM IST | Mumbai | mid-day online correspondent
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'Bigg Boss 16': Shalin nominates Sumbul, says 'Inke baap bacha lenge'

In the recent episode of 'Bigg Boss 16', Shalin Bhanot nominated Sumbul Touqeer after their friendship hit a rough patch post the audio conversation of the 'Imlie' actress with her father was shown to the contestants. Shalin went on to take Sumbul's name for the upcoming elimination and she had a snarky reply. In the nomination task, Bigg Boss said: "Nomination round me aap sabka swagat hai (Welcome to the nomination round)." Also Read: Bigg Boss 16: Shalin Bhanot's father slams Sumbul's father- "Don't you dare question my son's worth" Shalin says: "Sumbul ka naam nominate kar raha hoon (I am nominating Sumbul)." "Inke baap bacha lenge," Shalin said. He said that Sumbul's father who recently spoke against him and Tina, will be able to save Sumbul as he is outside the house. To which Sumbul replied: "Mujhe kar rahe hain ki mere papa ko rahe hain nominate? (Are you nominating me or my father)"

29 November,2022 02:08 PM IST | Mumbai | IANS
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Kangana to headline 'Chandramukhi 2', sequel to Rajanikanth's 'Chandramuki'

After 'Thalaivii', actress Kangana Ranaut will be seen in another Tamil movie. This time, the actress will be essaying the titular role of Chandramukhi in 'Chandramukhi 2', directed by P. Vasu. The film's prequel, which released in 2005, starred superstar Rajanikanth and Jyothika Saravanan. 'Chandramukhi' was a remake of the Malayalam film 'Manichitrathazhu' and was adapted in Hindi as the Akshay Kumar-starrer 'Bhool Bhulaiyaa'. In 'Chandramukhi 2', Kangana will be seen playing the role of a renowned dancer in the king's court who's known for her dancing skills and breathtaking beauty. Renowned Tamil Actor Raghava Lawrence will be seen opposite Kangana Ranaut. National award winning costume designer Neeta Lulla will be working on the film, she has amped up the curiosity for the film with a sketch of the character. Also Read: Kangana Ranaut called Instagram "dumb" days after hailing Twitter When contacted Neeta Lulla mentioned: "To create a character who is the epitome of grace in every adaa, her looks, her hair, her stance and walk exude and portray the spirit of dance. To me, that is Chandramukhi. The film is going to be a beautiful yet challenging experience. I'm very excited to be working again with Kangana in this project, her sheer strength as an actor lies in the ability to lose herself to the character she is playing. Can't wait to see what amalgamates in 'Chandramukhi 2'". As per source, Kangana will start shooting the first schedule of the film in the first week of December. The actress will be taking a small break from her second directorial 'Emergency' and the second schedule of 'Chandramukhi 2' will commence in January after 'Emergency' wraps up. Also Read: "Privilege to get...", says Kangana Ranaut after meeting Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma If sources are to be believed 'Chandramukhi 2' is produced by one of the biggest production house Lyca films who's recent release was PS 1. Meanwhile, Kangana also has 'Tejas' in which she essays the role of an Indian Air Force pilot, and 'Noti Binodini' in the pipeline. This story has been sourced from a third party syndicated feed, agencies. Mid-day accepts no responsibility or liability for its dependability, trustworthiness, reliability and data of the text. Mid-day management/mid-day.com reserves the sole right to alter, delete or remove (without notice) the content in its absolute discretion for any reason whatsoever

29 November,2022 01:26 PM IST | Mumbai | IANS
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IFFI jury member Sudipto Sen distances himself from Nadav Lapid's criticism

Filmmaker Sudipto Sen, who served on the jury of the just-concluded International Film Festival of India (IFFI), took to Twitter to state that the opinion of Israeli screenwriter and director Nadav Lapid on 'The Kashmir Files' was entirely his own and not shared by his colleagues on the jury. Clarifying his position, Sen said: "Whatever has been said by IFFI 2022 Jury Chairman Mr Nadav Lapid about the film 'The Kashmir Files' from the stage of the closing ceremony of 53rd IFFI was completely his personal opinion." Also Read: "Shameful," says Anupam Kher reacting to IFFI Jury head's remarks on 'The Kashmir Files' He went on to say: "In the official presentation of the Jury Board to the Festival Director and in the official Press Conference, where we four jury members (the fifth had to leave for a personal emergency) were present and interacted with the press, we never mentioned anything about our likes or dislikes. Both were our official collective opinion." Sen concluded by noting: "As jurors, we are assigned to judge the technical, aesthetic quality and socio-cultural relevance of a film. We don't indulge in any kind of political comments on any film and if it is done, it is completely in a personal capacity -- nothing to do with the esteemed Jury Board."  

29 November,2022 12:29 PM IST | Mumbai | IANS
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