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Raju Hirani, Juhi Chaturvedi invite young scriptwriters

The contest follows a transparent process of accepting only those entries that are registered either with the Screen Writers Association (SWA) or with any other organisation where registration is considered valid.

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Mumbai, Oct 22 (IANS) Celebrated filmmaker and screenplay writers Raju Hirani, Juhi Chaturvedi and Anjum Rajabali have invited young scriptwriters to be a part of a ‘Cinestaan India’s Storytellers Script Contest’.

This will be the second edition of the contest announced by Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan.

“Last year when we announced the Cinestaan India’s storytellers script contest, it was an attempt to give an opportunity to budding writers. We hope that through this contest, we are able to reach out to all those who want an opportunity to write a film script,” said Aamir Khan.

The contest follows a transparent process of accepting only those entries that are registered either with the Screen Writers Association (SWA) or with any other organisation where registration is considered valid.

Rajabali, who is also the jury chairperson, said, “We are currently shortlisting the scripts from the first edition. The winners will be announced before the year-end. I understand the struggle of writers.”

The ‘Sanju’ famed filmmaker, while sharing the details of the contest said: “This is a wonderful opportunity for writers and I am happy to be a part of the second edition of the contest.”

Rohit Khattar, Chairman of Cinestaan Digital, said, “With the unwavering support from Aamir, Anjum, Juhi and Raju, we are delighted to take the contest forward for another year. Discovering talent in our country is our key mission.”

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‘Rifleman’ starring Sushant Singh Rajput in legal trouble

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Mumbai, Jan 21: Actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s upcoming film “Rifleman” has landed in a legal tussle as the markers of recently released “72 Hours: Martyr Who Never Died” claimed they had the original rights to make the movie based on rifleman Jaswant Singh Rawat’s life.

The director of “72 Hours…”, Avinash Dhyani said this on Saturday while interacting with the media at a press conference here.

The film’s producer Prashil Rawat, and lawyer Nagesh Mishra were also present in the press briefing.

Dhyani, who is the director and lead actor of “72 Hours…”, highlights the life of rifleman Jaswant Singh Rawat.

The film released on January 18.

On January 15 (Army Day), Sushant made an announcement through his social media account that he is going to be a part of “Rifleman”.

The producer of Sushant starrer film, Abundantia Entertainment has sent a legal notice to team of “72 Hours…” stating they cannot release their film because they have the original rights to make the film on Rawat’s life.

Dhyani, however, said: “We are not going to step back from this issue. I have been working in this industry since last 15 years. If they (Abundantia Entertainment) think that we are going to succumb under their pressure then it’s their biggest misunderstanding.”

He also slammed Sushant for not verifying the legal aspect before coming on-board for the film.

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Anupam Kher welcomes Vicky Kaushal in ‘actors’ world, gets slammed on Twitter

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Mumbai, Jan 21: Veteran actor Anupam Kher on Monday welcomed Vicky Kaushal in “actors’ world” after watching his performance in the latest release “Uri: The Surgical Strike”.

“Welcome to the ‘actors’ world. You are fantastic in ‘Uri: The Surgical Strike’. Real, gutsy and a performer,” Anupam tweeted on Monday.

The 63-year-old actor asked Vicky to remember that he is his own competition.

“The more difficult you make your jo, the more you will explore it. Love and best wishes always,” Anupam added.

But, Kher’s tweet welcoming Vicky to ‘actors’ world did not go down too well with netizens. See how Twitterati reacted to his tweet:

‘Uri’ is based on the surgical strikes carried out by the Indian Army in Pakistan after 2016’s Uri terror attack.

The film sees Vicky playing the role of an Indian commando who is involved in the 2016 surgical strikes.

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The movie also stars Yami Gautam, Mohit Raina, Kirti Kulhari and Paresh Rawal in lead roles.

Directed by Aditya Dhar, ‘Uri’ has scored a century at the box office.

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Tendulkar eagerly waiting for Anil’s Netflix web series ‘Selection: Day Part 2’

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Batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar engaged in a Twitter conversation with actor Anil Kapoor to announce the second season of “Selection Day”. The official Twitter handle of Netflix then announced that “Selection Day: Part 2” will start streaming from April 22 this year.

The series is a coming-of-age drama about two brothers Radha and Manju who are raised by their strict, obsessive father to be star cricket players in India.

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