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Raees: Shah Rukh Khan film gets U/A certification, six verbal cuts
It seems that Shah Rukh Khan-starrer Raees has found some appreciation from the censor board. Censor Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has given the film a U/A certificate with six verbal cuts. The verbal cuts in the film are not abuses. They granted Raees a 'UA' with six verbal cuts and those cuts were not abuses. Meanwhile, Shah Rukh Khan spoke about his character Raees in an interview with indianexpress.com.
Relationship farce on reality shows
Here, we give you other instances of couples, who either got engaged or married on shows, only to part ways later. Everything -from engagements to marriage - is a game of TRPs on reality shows. That hasn't stopped Bigg Boss 10 contestant Monalisa from tying the knot with her beau Vikrant Singh on national television. The two went on to do a couple of more reality shows and even hosted one called Love School.
I'm a hardcore Sardarni: Taapsee Pannu
Model-turned-actress Taapsee Pannu, who won much critical acclaim for Pink, may not have scored anything this year, awards-wise. I'm a hardcore sardarni and I can tell you, by God, no one talks loudly in that typical style in my house. Both Minal Arora of Pink and Nimmi are Punjabis and both have a bit of the real-life me in them. Since I'm not playing an officer, my character doesn't get to be very patriotic in the film.
A film for each week of the year
Hrithik appears to be in great form for this film which is finding good buzz going its way. Apparently, director Raja Menon has Indianised the entire set up to give the film a pan-India appeal. Now, Sushant Singh Rajput and Parineeti Chopra will be seen in this unusual film with Irrfan Khan as their co-star. With Kareena Kapoor Khan and Sonam Kapoor coming together in a fun celebration film, expect a rip-roaring Punjabi ride.
With Oscars in sight, Amazon, Netflix lead streaming at Sundance
Netflix Inc (NFLX.O) had four documentaries in previous Oscar races, but has yet to win the coveted accolade. An Oscar would be really great for the filmmakers, Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos said in an interview. We acquired films ahead of Sundance so that we could really showcase them at the festival, Sarandos said. Filmmakers may receive more money upfront with streaming companies and reach a bigger audience than a theatrical release.
The Founder: You'll be lovin' it
In John Lee Hancock's The Founder, he essays the complicated life of Ray Kroc, a businessman who made McDonald's what it is today - by wresting it away from its very founders. Kroc is portrayed as a struggling, frustrated and an ageing salesman of milkshake machines in 50s America. Kroc is first married to his work and doesn't understand the meaning of 'no' or 'slow down'.
Soulful love, scintillating message
Jayatheertha's Beautiful Manasugalu is trapped in a commercial format, but comes up trumps thanks to its nifty story telling. It raises above the mundanity of its necessitated setting, to drive home a powerful message. Jayatheertha needs to be lauded for ensuring that Beautiful Manasugalu is a women-centric film that champions their causes. Branded a prostitute following a police raid by vengeful inspector Rajashekar, Nandini rushes to Prashanth for solace, but is rebuffed. What also embellishes Beautiful Manasugalu is Bharath B J's soulful scores.
Music by the beach
In 2015, two young entrepreneurs decided that Alibaug's beaches would be the perfect setting for a music festival. What started out as a small passion project has today grown into one of the most-loved stops on India's increasingly crowded music festival circuit. This weekend, the festival comes back for its third edition with a solid line-up of acts and the promise of good food, booze and well-soundtracked beach sunsets.
The death of my father
' He just kept saying that because he used to treat my father like his own. We were in an outdoor location, we were shooting a film, and my father was diagnosed with cancer in New York. I don't think his death made me feel like that; but that ritual, that electric cremation, just broke my heart. You get over the death of a parent, but you cannot get the death of a spouse out of your life.
'In Mumbai I can walk around aimlessly'
Delhi's pastures weren't as bountiful, Mumbai seemed much more in love with the performing arts. It's easier to get an audience for a play in Mumbai as compared to Delhi, he says. His first production in Mumbai was the crowd-funded play Ek Punjab Ye Bhi, based on four Urdu tales by Ali Akbar Natiq. Moving to Mumbai turned out to be disruptive in more ways than one. Here, I can walk around aimlessly.
Not Shah Rukh Khan or Aamir Khan, Jackie Chan wants to meet Salman Khan!
Jackie Chan and Sonu Sood, who are currently promoting their upcoming movie Kung Fu Yoga, took to social media to greet Salman Khan and give a pleasant warning for a power packed surprise. Sonu took to Instagram on Thursday to post a short clip of himself with the 62-year-old star wholeheartedly saying, Namaste Salman, I am going to see you in India with my brother. The 43-year-old Devi star immediately chimed in, And Kung Fu Yoga is going to rock.
Captured forever through a lens
Despite his difficult circumstances, Bhatt remains lighthearted about his dwindling eyesight, as he jokes about his sporadic coughing and fearful nature. Which is quite unusual for painters, as they tend to look at pictures that are pretty and graphic, says the curator. It features a tribal boy, covered in silver beaded jewellery with white dots on his face and painted circles on his body. Another incident was during Holi, when tribals in Gujarat go from one village to another asking for money from businessmen.

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