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Film industry needs to pay more to writers: Aamir Khan

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Mumbai, Nov 27: Actor-producer Aamir Khan feels the Hindi industry needs to pay more to writers, who are a fundamental part of the moviemaking process.

Aamir attended the grand finale of Cinestaan India’s Storyteller Script Contest 2018, and said such competitions could bring out more talent. He was joined by writers Juhi Chaturvedi and Anjum Rajabali here on Monday.

“I felt really happy when I came to know that Anjum (Rajabali) is very keen to organise the screenwriting competition because India is a huge country. There are people who want to tell different kind of stories but they don’t get the opportunity, so it’s a good platform where people can send their stories,” the “PK” actor said.

“The film industry also needs competitions like these as we need fresh writers with different perspectives so, when Anjum invited me, Juhi (Chaturvedi) and Rajuji (Hirani). We thought it is a really nice attempt and we should support it,” the actor said.

Writers’ remuneration has always been a talking point in the film industry.

Asked whether writers should be paid enough so that they can come up with good stories, Aamir said: “This script writing competition is an endeavour to encourage people to come and write and we shouldn’t stop here. In the film industry as producers, we should be paying much more to the writers.

“I choose my film on the basis of scripts, so I think writers are the most important aspect of filmmaking because a story is the origin of a film. When a writer writes a good script, after that we all associate with that project. In that sense, a writer is actually the fundamental person in this whole process.”

Aamir said he is trying to create a revenue model for writers in the industry, in collaboration with writers and producers.

“There is no doubt that a film is a director’s medium because he becomes the narrator of the story and it’s a team work where actors and technicians are also involved. But the writer is a person from whom a story originates, so I feel a writer should get revered position and the monetary compensation for a writer should definitely be higher in the industry.

“On that issue, we have discussed a lot and we are trying to create a revenue model also for that.”

As part of Cinestaan India’s Storytellers Script Contest, launched by Cinestaan Digital Pvt Ltd, winners were awarded cash prizes worth Rs 50 lakh.

While giving away the top award, Aamir said: “Without a good script, there can never be a good film. There are many good and deserving writers in our country. However, not all of them have the right platform or opportunities to showcase their talent. This platform aims at achieving precisely that.”

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Kangana Ranaut REACTS on working with Salman Khan

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Actress Kangana Ranaut, who is awaiting of her upcoming film “Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi”, recently said that she would like to work with Salman Khan, who is busy shooting of his period film titled ‘Bharat’ which releases on Eid this year.

At ‘Manikarnika’s ‘Bharat’ song launch, when Kangana was asked about working with Salman in future.Manikarnika also marks Bollywood debut of actress Ankita Lokhande in the movies wherein she plays the role of Jhalkaribai.

The movie has been co-directed by Kangana herself after Krish left the movie midway to direct another movie.

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Richa Chadha’s 12 different look for Shakeela calendar

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Richa Chadha is not your conventional Bollywood beauty. Fukrey actress knows how to get noticed for her work in a very competitive industry. Richa is always very particular about the characters she plays in the movies. And the next movie of hers is the new experiment.

Richa Chadha will be seen in and as Shakeela next. Shakeela will be a biopic on the famous southern adult film actress Shakeela, who made it big in the low budget film world. The team has thought of an interesting way to promote the movie through a dedicated movie calendar.

It will be for the first time that a calendar of a movie will be launched. Richa will be seen in 12 different avatars in the calendar. Actress Richa Chadha will be featured in 12 different avatars for 12 different months of 2019. Expect it to be quirky and hot. It will be inspired by ’90s pulp films.

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Divyanka excited to be solo anchor of reality show ‘The Voice’

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Mumbai, Jan 18: Television actress Divyanka Tripathi Dahiya is all set to host the singing-based show “The Voice”, which has music maestro A.R. Rahman as a super guru. She is excited as this will be her first reality show as a solo anchor.

“It’s not my anchoring debut. I had done anchoring for award shows earlier. But being a solo anchor for a reality show, dealing with ‘real people’ away from glamour, dedicated towards their art is my first,” Divyanka said in a statement.

The actress is already multi-tasking between her daily show “Ye Hai Mohabbatein” and a web series. Now, she has “The Voice” in her kitty as well.

“Its a lot of time management, but I am not complaining. I am loving the fact that I am part of three different genres and am getting the ability to experiment as an actor,” Divyanka said.

“Yes, it’s draining and I know that it’s easier said than done, but I’m sure it’s possible with planning as well as cooperation from my production houses and channel,” she added.

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