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Final Adieu To Sridevi In Mumbai, Funeral At 3.30 pm

Every Indian is bereaved at the unfortunate demise of Sridevi, Bollywood’s veteran actor. Today, as the final rites are being observed, the actor’s body has been covered in the Indian national flag, being kept in a glass box in a white chariot, carrying it to Pawan Hans Crematorium, Ville Parle, Mumbai. The body before this was in Celebration Sports Club where all the prominent actors, directors, producers, musicians and other artists of the industry had arrived to show their respect to Sridevi. The white chariot on which the Bollywood diva is being carried has a huge portrait of her at the side and in front. Her body will be cremated during afternoon with state honours.

Final Adieu To Sridevi In Mumbai, Funeral At 3.30 pm

A popular actor who was just 54 years, Sridevi was reported to have been dead at her hotel room in Dubai. Going by the latest forensic reports the reason of her death was accidental drowning at a bathtub. Once the legal investigations got over in Dubai, the actor’s body has been flown in Ambani’s private jet to Mumbai. Today morning Sridevi’s body was carried to Celebration Sports Club where celebrities from Kajol, Ajay Devgun, Aishwarya Rai Bacchan, Jaya Bachchan, Jackquiline Fernandes, Deepika Padukone, Hema Manili, Tanuja, Tanisha Chatterjee, Farah Khan, Saroj Khan and others had attended her funeral and pray for her easy crossover.

Sridevi, whose fame and popularity was at par with any male actor in the industry, had received many awards and also the Padma Shri award back in 2013. She had made stellar comebacks with her movie English Vinglish and Mom and was looking forward to more scripts in challenging roles. However, her sudden death takes away all the hope for her fans to see her in the silver screen. At her funeral there were about 200 policemen to ensure complete order and security. Sridevi used to stay in Green Acres, where the Holi function for this year has been cancelled owing to this unfortunate incident.

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An Example Of Communal Harmony Is Set In Lucknow

As a gesture of friendliness and to stay away from any sort of unwelcomed troubles, the members of the committee of AIMPLB and Lucknow Imam of Aishbagh Eidgah, together with Shia Muslim cleric Kalbe Jawad have come to a decision of shifting the Jumma prayer timings considering the festival of Holi.

Muslim Shia clerics are also requesting mosques, located in mixed populated regions to postpone their prayer timings on Friday, March 2, 2018 as an acting of caring for the emotions of Hindu.

An Example Of Communal Harmony Is Set In Lucknow

The timing for Friday prayers for Sunnis has been shifted to 1.45 PM which usually takes place at 12.45 PM by Maulana of Markazi Chand Committee. Asafi Mosque’s Jumma prayers will take place at 1 PM in place of the usual 12.22 PM according to Kalbe Jawad.

The Maulana of Markazi Chand Committee commented that the authorized time to play Holi is up to 12 PM on Friday, but usually people take some extra time to conclude playing colors. Therefore they thought to postpone the prayer timings of all the mosques, particularly those that are situated in places where both Hindus and Muslims reside. If they delay the time by only half an hour or so, unwelcomed scenarios and problems can be avoided.

The police and management are equally cautious to let the celebration go peacefully, especially where communal tensions are observed frequently. Anant Deo, SP, Muzzafarnagar, advised people to be peaceful and walk on the ways of Prophet Mohammad.

The CM of UP, Yogi Adityanath has ordered police to make sure the consents of all communities are kept into consideration so that no one can doubt the purpose of administration.  A video conference has also been held between the CM and District Magistrates, DIGs and IGs for peaceful Holi celebrations.

Om Prakash, DGP, Uttar Pradesh has directed the planning for deploying police force. Also, the police shall watch over and monitor social media sites for rumors.

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The legendary Filmmaker Priyadarshan Receives Accolades From The Film Industry Wishing “Happy Birthday”

Priyadarshan also known as the finest filmmaker in the nation had celebrated his birthday on Tuesday. The social media is floated with Priyadarshan’s birthday wishes from industry friends, fans and technicians who worked with him. The master storyteller, Priyadarshan along with the Mohanlal the prominent Malayalam Superstar’s rare photos of young time was posted by the actor as an accolade on his birthday.

Another tribute was a long and successful partnership onscreen with an Odiyan actor Mohanlal and the filmmaker Priyadarshan. The duo of the director and actor worked together in 44 movies which sets a record till date. In 2016, the duo successfully delivered a crime thriller in which the odiyan actor played the role of an uncanny skilled and blind security guard. The film gained a massive success and hit as a blockbuster adding to the fame of the actor, Mohanlal.

The legendary Filmmaker Priyadarshan Receives Accolades From The Film Industry Wishing “Happy Birthday”

Whether it’s the Tollywood industry or Bollywood, the filmmaker manages to create an unconditional bond with an actor, whom he works with. Like Mohanlal, the filmmaker shares the similar bond with “Akshay Kumar” the Bollywood actor. The actor after the comedy films like “Hera Pheri” understood the formula of backing the successful box office hit films due to the filmmaker, Priyadarshan.

Riteish Deshmukh, another leading Bollywood actor shared his best wishes and admiration for the filmmaker Priyadarshan through his twitter. He mentioned that one of Priyadarshan’s films “Malamaal Weekly” is his favorite while wishing the most-talented filmmaker best wishes on his birthday addressing him as “Sir”. He further mentioned that working with the filmmaker was honorable and the film remains to be top his list of favorite movies.

Other actors like Parvati Nair and Udhayanidhi Stalin also contributed in wishing Priyadarshan on his very special day on Twitter. The official remark of the film “Maheshinte Prathikaaram”, the recent film in the association of the trio “Nimir” has received a great response from the audience. The Telugu film “Hello” is the recent film debut of Priyadarshan’s daughter Kalyani Priyadarshan that received great response from audience and critics both.

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I Got My Award Says Padmaavat Ranveer Singh On Receiving A Note From Amitabh Bachchan

The Sanjay Leela Bhansali film “Padmaavat” has gained enormous success for “Ranveer Singh” as the barbaric “Alauddin Khilji” from the critics as well as the audiences. Commenting on the success and fame received, he mentions that it’s relieving to receive such huge support and validation for his performance and the movie both.

I Got My Award Says Padmaavat Ranveer Singh On Receiving A Note From Amitabh Bachchan

Ranveer standing at the peak of his career with an unconventional choice of characters has gained a fame of “Positive Actor” but the unusual villainous character in the film with ultimate negativity in the character has resulted like a blessing for him. Everyone from the film industry backed the actor with accolades for his success but the one that strike the actor’s attention was from the Megastar of Bollywood, Amitabh Bachchan. The actor responding on his twitter to the letter from the “Big B” states that he has received his award for the hard work.

Although the film has suffered vigorous damage from the regional communities like “Krani Sena” and the ban in several states for the screening of the film, “Padmaavat” still managed to gain Rs 114 crore of monumental profit just within 4 days for its release. With Rs 19 crore as an opening, the actor’s career has noticed the best start while also claiming that the role of Delhi’s Sultan has backed the actor with valuable prominence. Releasing on Republic Day, Padmaavat has a great show that recorded a profit of Rs 32 crore and as “Biggest Single-Day Collection”.

Prior to “Padmaavat” the actor’s earlier films has reached and exceeded the limit of Rs 100 crore that includes “Goliyon Ki Raasleela—Ram Leela, Bajirao Mastani and other. Ranveer Singh stated that he is overwhelmed for his personal career growth as an actor while also sharing the happiness of the success of the director “Sanjay Leela Bhansali”. He adds further that the vision of the director is not just being celebrated in India but across the globe. The actor mentions that playing “Alauddin” was a very raging emotional episode. A lot of hard work and research is the outcome of the role while the appreciation of the audience makes him feel worth it.

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Rajputs Have Been Marginalized Over The Years, As A Community

The “Padmaavat” film release has drawn boundaries in the Rajput community in India, especially with the mishaps of violence from regions like Jaipur to Indore, Jammu to Lucknow and Ahmadabad to Gurgaon. This has resulted in misleading of Rajput community mobilization for the social scientists to conclude the causes.

Rajkumar Ahir, the sociologist based in Udaipur and also teaches at the University College of Law mentions that Rajputs are not limited to just Karni Sena or Rajput Community, they were royal kings in the past while struggling for their existence in the current scenario. The Rajputs all around India is trying to unite and establish their existence but the protest for “Padmaavat” film has misled it. Rajputs have been marginalized over the year and since the characters in the film belong to their shared history, they feel deeply connected.

Rajputs Have Been Marginalized Over The Years, As A Community

Yogendra Singh the sociologist explains that prior to the eradication of the zamindari system; Rajputs were the renters and the landholders. Later, their position was vulnerable due to which many of them were exposed to lower economic status while the others opted for different means of income source or business.

In 2006 “Karni Sena” established its foundation with an aim to group the Rajput youths who are unemployed. In 2013, the All Indian Congress Committee (AICC) Chintan Shivir (Jaipur) was threatened by “Shree Rajput Karni Sena” for sabotaging it. The community claimed for a reservation quote for the economically backward Rajput members.

Shree Rajput Karni Sena in the last year requested the Rajput bodies to unite and build pressure on the Union Government for taking a final decision on the reservation system demand. The agitation was started in Ahmadabad while the Rajputs from Haryana and Uttar Pradesh are also trying to seek jobs in quota.

Singh commenting on the issue states that the developments aren’t growing the Rajput community across India and that people shouldn’t generalize rather have a look at regional factors. For instance, Rajputs in Rajasthan have a different condition from that of Uttar Pradesh.

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Padmavat Makes 24 Crores Despite Opposition And Threats

Despite 5 modifications and amendment of the title, the Ranveer, Deepika and Shahid starrer Padmavat has started off high on business. In spite of violent threats and opposition, the film has earned about 4 crores from the paid reviews only and that too a day before the theatrical release! While the movie released on January 25, it has minted over 20 crores on day 1 in India.

Padmavat Makes 24 Crores Despite Opposition And Threats

The business is bound to be impacted as it has not been allowed to release in the major states of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat because the severe protests and opposition from the Karni Sena. Taran Adarsh, the trade analyst has tweeted that had the movie been allowed to screen peacefully, the starting day business would have been much higher and would have touched as much as 28–30 crores. Taran Adarsh has also tweeted on the overseas collection of Padmavat, stating that the movie has fared quite well in the international screens, especially New Zealand, Australia and the UK.

The director, Sanjay Leela Bhansali had been accused of showing the Rajputs in negative shades and also differing from the original historical facts. However, the reviews does not approve of this accusation! Even though Deepika Padukone has been admired for her performance and stunning looks of Rani Padmavati along with Shahid Kapoor as Maharawal Ratan Singh, it’s our beloved and notorious Ranveer Singh as Alaudin Khilji that draws all the attention, be it his absolutely villainous looks, expression, action, dialogue delivery or his lust!

Ranveer Singh has remarked on his role, stating he has taken one of the biggest risks in his acting career by choosing to portray the villainous Alaudin Khilji. And all we can say is, Bravo! Also, Padmavat marks the highest opening for our beloved naughty and notorious Ranveer Singh.

Well done, Ranveer, Deepika and Shahid!

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“Hickhi” Approaches The Hindi Film Industry With A Different Angle

“Hichki” known as hiccups is connected with mental health and speech defect of the character Naina, i.e. Rani Mukherji. She has portrayed herself with a realistic nature of the character assigned to her in the film.

Mardaani in the year 2014 was Rani Mukerjee’s previous film where she was assigned the role of a tough police woman while continuing to accept virtuoso characters in the film industry, for instance, “Hichki”. The trailer witnessed a positive response while depicting the storyline of survival and hope.

“Hickhi” Approaches The Hindi Film Industry With A Different Angle

Siddharth Malhotra has directed the film, which portrays “Tourette Syndrome” a mental and speech defect issue faced by a woman “Naina Mathur” who aspires to become “Teacher” but struggles to start-off her career. The character fighting against all the educational administrates finally gets an opportunity to teach. From here, the challenge begins as the class consists of under privileged students and who are unacceptable by the school and other economically privileged students.

The storyline revolves around the usual tiff between the teacher and student as the character Naina has a speech defect. But later, the film turns around into a fight by Rani against the education system, which discriminates amongst the students and stands for them as well as for her. It is yet to be decided by the audience where the film will be a block buster with an emotional roller-coaster or reaches to an average peak. However, the film does but the trailer promises to be a hit.

Commenting on her recent film, Rani Mukherji says that she was waiting for a storyline that would excite and challenge her. She further states that everyone is conditioned with some or the other weakness or ill health but just to simplify your life and become a winner, we should see it as “Hiccups”. The film ideates of building positive energy for aiming to achieve your dreams. Prior to this Siddharth Malhotra has directed the film “We are Family “in the year 2010 starring stars like Arjun Rampal, Kareena Kapoor and Kajol. The film “Hichki” is set to be out in theaters on February 23, 2018.

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The Troubled “Padmavati” Gets U/A Certification And Becomes “Padmavat”

Padmavati, the troubled film by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, after much wait has received U/A certification with some modifications in the film and suggested a change in the title to “Padmavat”.

The CBFC (Central Board of Film Certification) on Saturday through the mail the decision has been taken after the meeting of CBFC examining committee on December 28. The final application for the film was submitted in the month of November 28, 2017.

The Troubled “Padmavati” Gets U/A Certification And Becomes “Padmavat”

There are few modifications suggested like the disclaimer insertion with regards to not adoring the practice of “Sati” while modifying the popular song of Padmavati “Ghoomar” to suit one of the lead characters. The final certification will only be provided after the movie is being submitted to the CBFC with the inculcation of the suggested modification.

Prasoon Joshi, the CBFC chairman clarifying on the mislead by the media report with reference to the cuts, he states that there are only suggested modifications and no cuts in the movie. Joshi explained further that the title is suggested to be changed as the movie is based on a fictional novel.

The examining committee consisted of the regular examining members, a special advisory panel and the CBFC officials including the presences of Prasoon Joshi. The CBFC’s decision on the certification of the film along with the suggested modifications was shared in the feedback session post the screening with the director Sanjay Leela Bhansali and the Viacom 18 Motion Pictures producers.

The CBFC further clarified that adding a special panel on board to review the film is not a new practice but an old tactic used earlier for films like Jodhaa Akbar for which the expert from the historical field was called in. In a written communication via email by Bhansali Productions to CBFC, the members of the Rajput community and the panel of historians were requested to review the film.

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Mumbai Based Restaurant Helps Speech Impaired People With Employment Opportunity

The Mirchi and Mimi, a Mumbai-based restaurant in Powai locality, employs speech and hearing impairment people who serve their guests by communicating through sign language.

Mumbai Based Restaurant Helps Speech Impaired People With Employment Opportunity

The restaurant aims to create the social impact on the society to care and respect the people with speech and hearing disability by providing them with employment opportunities. In order to help delegates for ordering their food, the restaurant has paired each food item on the menu with sign language or hand gestures image. The current count of the staff for the eatery is 50 with such impairment. The owner Prashant aims to create social change by providing employment for such people in his upcoming hotel chains across India, for minimum 500 pupils.

Ranjan, the captain of the restaurant and also the trainer, specialized in sign languages mentions that only a little instruction and training for lunchtime and dinner is been provided to our staff for ensuring efficient functioning of the operations while helping them work with ease and confidence.

The owner, Prashant states that the idea clicked to him and his partner for opening such noble cafeteria is sheer inspiration from a similar Canadian restaurant. He further mentions that both of them wished to open a restaurant with a unique concept that helps create monetary while in return helping the society with a social message to a larger extent. After watching the video of Canada’s restaurant with the akin concept, he thought of implementing it in India. Making his vision come true, he started his journey by meeting his staff mediating through colleges and NGO while encouraging them to work in his restaurant. Prashant, in order to emphasize his mission and vision, learnt the sign language himself to help his staff feel connected and smooth work culture.

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Sorry Salman Khan! Your Tiger Zinda Hai fails to beat Baahubali 2

As expected, the opening of Tiger Zinda Hai has been excellent. After disappointing audience by his performance in Tubelight, it was wonderful to watch Salman Khan back in action . “Tiger Zinda Hai” has crossed around 34 Crore at the Indian box office. Tiger Zinda Hai also stars Katrina Kaif. The movie has been directed by Ali Abbas.

Sorry Salman Khan! Your Tiger Zinda Hai fails to beat Baahubali 2

In the year 2017, Tiger Zinda Hai has become Bollywood’s highest box office opener with being in close competition to Golmaal Again, which had opened with 30.14 Crore. While Tiger Zinda Hai has failed to cross some of the movies, here is a list of the movies that have done wonders on the box office. The top five box openings 2017 are:

  • Baahubali 2 – The Conclusion—Rs 41 Crore
  • Tiger Zinda Hai—Rs 33.75 Crore
  • Golmaal Again—Rs 30.14 Crore
  • Tubelight—Rs 21.15 Crore
  • Raees—Rs 20.42 Crore

Credited of being the highest collector at box, Baahubali 2 is on top of the list. The movie’s Hindi version opening with 41 Crore left everyone awestruck.

Salman Khan’s “Tiger Zinda Hai” was short of 8 Crore when compared to Baahubali 2.

Baahubali 2 wasn’t the movie that got the highest opening at the box office; SRK’s movie, “Happy New Year” earned Rs 45 Crore.

Over the first weekend, it is predicted that Salman Khan’s latest movie will also cross 100 Crore. In order to stand out of the rest movies, which did wonders on the box office, it will have to beat the records of three big movies.

Baahubali 2’s enormous collection was of Rs 510.99 Crore (Hindi version) and it was highest grossing Hindi movie ever.

Salman Khan’s Bajrangi Bhaijaan was highest earning movie collecting 321 Crore.

Golmaal Again collected Rs 205.65 Crore and was Bollywood’s highest grossing movie of 2017.

For Salman Khan’s “Tiger Zinda Hai”, the road to top the list is quite difficult but it is not impossible though.