Actor Kiara Advani Pens A Long Note Thanking Director Sandeep Reddy Vanga

New Delhi: Actor Kiara Advani has penned a long note thanking director Sandeep Reddy Vanga. She plays a shy Preeti in the recent Bollywood blockbuster Kabir Singh. Her co-star Shahid Kapoor praised her note and said, “This award winning speech also deserves an award.”

Calling her character the complete opposite of herself, Kiara wrote, “#1MonthOfKabirSingh Every time I have tried to put down my feelings on Kabir Singh I don’t know where to begin, this attempt will not do justice either, to how truly grateful I am, to my team, and the audience for making our film what it has become today. A year ago I stepped into the shoes of Preeti, shy, demure, and basically the complete opposite of me. But I also saw her strength, conviction, her love and her passion and couldn’t help but feel for the love story that you all rooted for with me.”


Shah Rukh Khan fantastic as Mufasa but other characters demand a closer inspection

New Delhi:Beneath the admirable gloss of The Lion King remake, there is an undercurrent of internalised classism. While Disney India has done an excellent job of translating the new Hollywood spectacle for local audiences – even the songs have been redone, and Shah Rukh Khan is fantastic as Mufasa -- but certain background characters demand a closer inspection.

While the ‘hero’ in the Hindi version, Simba, sounds like a SoBo kid (perhaps because he’s played by Shah Rukh’s son, Aryan), the homophobic hyena henchmen sound, very deliberately, like Bihari hoodlums. This sticks out despite being rather commonplace in our industry, which more often than not seeks the familiarity of stereotypes, regardless of whether or not they are outdated. The impact of such characterisations might not be easily quantifiable, but for children hearing a king who sounds like Bollywood royalty, and goons who sound like they belong to a very real, not-so-privileged place in India, certainly has its implications.


Akshay Kumar, Vidya Balan And Their Band Of Feisty Scientists Giving In Mission Mangal’s First Trailer

New Delhi: How does a country launch its first mission to the Red Planet, Mars, at its first attempt and at a fraction of a cost? That is the answer Akshay Kumar, Vidya Balan and their band of feisty scientists are giving in Mission Mangal’s first trailer.

Mission Mangal tells the story of a group of ordinary people who achieved an extraordinary feat; the cast includes Akshay Kumar, Vidya Balan, Sonakshi Sinha, Taapsee Pannu, Kirti Kulhari, Nithya Menen and Sharman Joshi. The gripping trailer shows how the team of Indian scientists chased the impossible dream of reaching Mars with a simple home science hack, their willpower and their hunger to achieve more. It majorly revolves around the busy lives of women scientists who turn successful multi-taskers, taking care of both home and lab as they work together on the Mars mission with Akshay as the guiding light.


Akshay Lends Helping Hand By Donating Rs 2 Crore To Flood Relief And Rescuing Kaziranga National Park

New Delhi: One actor from Bollywood who has always done his bit for the country — Akshay Kumar — has yet again lent a helping hand for flood victims in Assam. The situation in Assam is alarming due to the floods that have affected more than 45 lakh people in 33 districts of the state. Help has started pouring in from different quarters.

Akshay is among the list of world’s highest-paid celebrities in the list of Forbes ’19. In this instance, he has donated Rs 1 crore each to the Assam CM’s Relief Fund and for the rescue of Kaziranga National Park. He took to Twitter to announce the same, and requested everyone to do their bit.


Hrithik Roshan’s Super 30 Also gets Leaked Online joining The List Of Films Victims Of Piracy

New Delhi: Joining a long list of films that have become victims of piracy, Hrithik Roshan’s latest offering Super 30, was also leaked online. A report said that Super 30 was leaked on TamilRockers. Apart from Super 30, Article 15, Oh Baby and Kabir Singh were leaked on the platform.

Starring Hrithik in the lead role of Bihar mathematician Anand Kumar, Super 30 hit theatres on July 12. Anand, under his initiative Super 30, picks and trains 30 under privileged students for IIT JEE. He also pays for their expenses.