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Inclusive India exists; people trolling with narrow thoughts a negligible minority: Filmmaker Anubhav Sinha

The movie features iconic and talented actors like Rishi Kapoor, Rajat Kapoor, Ashutosh Rana, Manoj Pahwa and Neena Gupta. Young actress Taapsee Pannu plays a lawyer in the movie.



Anubhav Sinha

Mumbai, July 20 : Filmmaker Anubhav Sinha, whose forthcoming film “Mulk” — about the plight of a Muslim family accused of treason — has had online trolls slamming him for being “anti-Hindu”, says the idea of inclusive India is very much secure and the people who are trying to ruin the country’s communal harmony are really small in number.

“The concept of original India is still breathing in various parts of the country and while shooting the film, my faith in that has strengthened. Wherever I shot the film, the way local people have participated made me believe that the very essence of India, which is inclusive, is existing nicely,” Sinha told IANS in an interview here.

What does he mean by original India?

“Inclusiveness,” he said, and explained: “The problem is that the narrow-minded people, who are a tiny part of the vast population, speak much louder than the majority. The majority, the inclusive people, are like a deep ocean that stays calm, quiet and flows. The liberal-minded secular people choose to flow silently.

“So, basically, people who are trolling with narrow thoughts, are a minuscule, negligible minority.”

Sinha had earlier this week penned a long open letter in response to the trolls, outlining how they are merely “under-educated, highly energetic people with no productivity”.

The story of “Mulk” essentially revolves around stereotyping of a minority community and how they are in a constant struggle to prove their patriotism due to their religious practices.

Asked about what sparked the thought behind the film, Sinha, who has earlier made movies like “Tum Bin” and “RA.One”, said: “To put it on record, ‘Mulk’ is not trying to deal with Islamophobia or talking about the present government. The story is about us, we the people in the society.

“The film is bringing some of the uncomfortable questions to the table and the intention is to make the audience find the answer from life because they are subjective. We are not specifically answering anything in the film. We are raising the questions.”

The movie features iconic and talented actors like Rishi Kapoor, Rajat Kapoor, Ashutosh Rana, Manoj Pahwa and Neena Gupta. Young actress Taapsee Pannu plays a lawyer in the movie.

On his experience of working with them, Sinha said: “In this film, the main element was the story and the question it raised. The fact is that all our actors involved in the film subscribed to the idea. They were only interested in the narrative. So we made the film together, really.”

The film, releasing on August 3, also features two youngsters — Vartika Singh and Ashrut Jain. Sinha says he was initially worried if they will manage to perform well.

There are scenes Vartika has with Neenaji and I thought she would feel intimidated. But her performance level was pretty high. So was Ashrut’s. Today’s kids are a little irreverent also, but I must say, along with all these big actors, these two kids performed really well,” he said.

“Mulk”, despite its sensitive subject, managed to get a U/A certificate.

Asked if he was sceptical about the clearance, Sinha said: “No, why should I be? My film is not made with a bad intention. Honestly, the censor board is a tough place because every decision is taken by at least five people coming from different walks of life. So finding a common ground in an argument might look tough at times, but at times they are reasonable.”

(Arundhuti Banerjee can be contacted at [email protected])


Urvashi Rautela: I wish you self-esteem so high that you’re humble




Urvashi Rautela

Mumbai, Sep 26 : Actress Urvashi Rautela has a simple wish for her fans and followers on social media.

In a new Instagram, picture, Urvashi is seen dressed in a blue shirt and white blazer. She completes her look with bright bold lips and smokey eyes.

“I wish you self-esteem so high that you’re humble,” she wrote alongside the image, which currently has 414K likes.

The actress is currently busy with her Telugu debut film, “Black Rose”, directed by Sampath Nandi.

Urvashi recently gave a sneak peek into the character she plays in the film. “Our makers have unveiled the first look of the film, Black Rose, today and as you can see I am wearing a beautiful sari that also symbolises the title of the film. I am seen walking on the runway in the poster,” she had said.

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Aamir spotted shooting for ‘Laal Singh Chaddha’ in Delhi

Aamir Khan was spotted by his fans as he shot for his upcoming film Laal Singh Chaddha in Delhi. The film is a remake of Tom Hank’s Forrest Gump and has been delayed by a year due to the coronavirus pandemic.




Aamir Khan

Actor Aamir Khan is back to work for wrapping up the shoot of his upcoming film, Laal Singh Chaddha. Aamir was spotted filming a scene in the streets of Delhi with his crew, in full costume.

A fan-made video shows Aamir talking to his production team before filming a scene. He is seen in a bright orange shirt and high-waisted blue jeans. He sports a clean-shaven look and has styled his hair in a neat way. He is also seen with a kada on his right arm and some books in his left hand.

Aamir’s fans could not believe how young he looked in the video. “He is looking so young. Who can say he is 55,” wrote a fan. “Amazing ! Magnificent ! My idol You are the best Infinitely beloved,” wrote another.

Laal Singh Chaddha is a remake of 1994 hit Hollywood film, Forrest Gump, which starred Tom Hanks in the lead. Aamir will be seen opposite Kareena Kapoor in the film, who also left for Delhi last week with husband Saif Ali Khan and son Taimur. Kareena is pregnant with her second child and hopes to finish her portion of the film in time, before her baby bump becomes visible.

The film was scheduled to release in December this year but has now be rescheduled to Christmas 2021. The film’s shoot was halted due to the coronavirus pandemic. The film’s shoot is yet to be finished. According to Ajit Andhare, chief operating officer, Viacom18 Studios, the team is currently focused on completing the movie.

“We will still keep the Chirstmas date, not 2020, but in 2021. #LaalSinghChaddha. New Release Date. @aamir_khan @Viacom18Studios. All focus on film completion for now!” Andhare wrote on Twitter.

Secret Superstar helmer Advait Chandan is directing the film from a script by actor-writer Atul Kulkarni. The film has music by Pritam with Amitabh Bhattacharya credited for the lyrics. Khan, who was last seen in Thugs of Hindostan, announced the project in March 2019 on his birthday.

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Shakti Kapoor cast as narco officer in Sushant film even as Shraddha faces NCB heat

Kapoor senior essays a narcotics officer in the film Nyaay: The Justice , which is incidentally backed by Sarla A. Saraogi, whose husband Ashok M. Saraogi represents Sushant’s ex-manager Shruti Modi in the ongoing investigations.




Shakti Kapoor

Mumbai: Bollywood actress Shraddha Kapoor was grilled by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) as part of their probe into a possible drugs angle in the Sushant Singh Rajput death on Saturday. Meanwhile her father, veteran actor Shakti Kapoor, has been cast as a narcotics officer in an upcoming film inspired by the life of late actor Sushant.

Kapoor senior essays a narcotics officer in the film “Nyaay: The Justice”, which is incidentally backed by Sarla A. Saraogi, whose husband Ashok M. Saraogi represents Sushant’s ex-manager Shruti Modi in the ongoing investigations.

Informing about the same, the film’s lead actor Zuber K. Khan told IANS: “Aman Verma is playing an ED officer, Shakti Kapoor sir is playing narcotics officer and Sudha Chandran ji is playing a CBI officer in the film.”

Although the casting is done, the three actors are yet to begin filming.

Zuber plays a character called Mahendra Singh, or Mahi, inspired by Sushant Singh Rajput, while actress Shreya Shukla plays a character named Urvashi, inspired by Sushant’s girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty.

The actor informed casting is almost complete for characters inspired by actresses Sara Ali Khan, Ankita Lokhande and Kriti Sanon, who had close ties with Sushant in different phases of his real life, besides his ex-manager Disha Salian and former business manager Shruti Modi.

“Shoot has started. The storyline is getting bigger and more characters are being included. Casting has almost been completed for characters like Ankita (Lokhande), Kriti Sanon, Sara Ali Khan, Sushant’s family, his sisters, lawyer, even ex-manager Disha Salian and Shruti Modi, his staff, his cook and friends,” said Zuber.

Ex-Bigg Boss contestant Somi Khan will play Sushant’s ex-manager Disha Salian, who passed away on June 8, six days before the actor’s death on June 14.

The investigation into Sushant’s death has now taken a turn towards probing Bollywood’s alleged drug links. The film explores this angle as well.

“I have shot a scene where he is seen in a high state. They haven’t shown him doping but he is high and that is shown. Then there is one scene where Rhea and Sushant’s characters are seen smoking and drinking while discussing something. Whatever the audience is learning from media reports (regarding drugs), little bit of that will be shown in the film, even though that angle is not being emphasised,” Zuber added.

He further informed that all speculations about Sushant’s death will taken into account in the film — the speculated murder asd well as suicide angles.

The film has four songs including a dance number, keeping in mind that Sushant was a very good dancer.

Directed by Dilip Gulati, “Nyaay: The Justice” is backed by Rahul Sharma. Shooting is expected to wrap up by mid-October amd the makers eye a December release.

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