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Satyakam, Secret Ballot and Newton: different faces of idealism
Some conceded that it was perhaps a flawed idealism but idealism nevertheless, while others celebrated the return of the principled hero to Hindi cinema. The most well-known example is arguably Satyapriya, a character played by Dharmendra in Hrishikesh Mukherjee's Satyakam. A man wedded to the truth, Satyapriya sticks obstinately to his idealism even though it causes great upheavals and unhappiness in his life.
The Bard of Blood: Shah Rukh Khan and Netflix announce original series
Netflix announced a new multilingual original series, based on the book, The Bard of Blood, in partnership with Shah Rukh Khan's Red Chillies Entertainment (RCE). To promote the multilingual 8-part series, Shah Rukh Khan shot a small clip with Netflix co-founder and CEO Reed Hastings. On the occasion, Shah Rukh Khan said, We have always tried to create world-class content and entertainment from India. Apart from Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan's production house too has struck a deal with the streaming giant.
Shaan: I don't really need this kind of sympathy, I am not out of work
He was flooded with support on social media, when he recently wrote that he gets less work in films now. I am really lucky that I have been able to sing in Bollywood for a long time, he says. I focus my energies elsewhere if I am not getting any film music, says Shaan, who recently released his independent single, Surilee. I survived for 20 years in the industry because I sang songs differently, even if they were of the same genre.
There was no accident, I am well, says Amitabh Bachchan
Amitabh Bachchan has rubbished reports claiming he had a close shave when the rear wheel of a car taking him to the Kolkata airport rolled off. Bachchan had gone to Kolkata at the invitation of the West Bengal government for the inaugural programme of the 23rd Kolkata International Film Festival on November 10. I am informed by concerned well wishers and media, that I had a close escape from a car accident in Kolkata, that is incorrect. I am well, Bachchan tweeted yesterday.
UK Lords appoint first woman to historic 'Black Rod' role
Britain's upper parliamentary chamber, the House of Lords, has appointed a woman to the role of Black Rod for the first time in the office's 650-year history. Sarah Clarke, currently responsible for the organisation of the annual Wimbledon tennis championships, will be known as The Lady Usher of the Black Rod. The door is then opened and all Members of Parliament follow Black Rod back to the Lords Chamber to hear the Queen's Speech.
Steep alcohol taxes drive Turkey's drinkers to home-brew
I might never have started this if beer wasn't so expensive, the 25-year old university student said. Under President Tayyip Erdogan, a pious Muslim known for his dislike of alcohol, taxes on booze have increased steadily and now account for two thirds of the cost of some alcoholic drinks. Erdogan's distaste for alcohol stands in contrast to modern Turkey's founding father, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, who championed secularism and was often pictured with a glass of raki.
Amber Heard feels being a role model is a burden
Hollywood actress Amber Heard, who can currently be seen as Queen Mera in Zack Snyder's superhero ensemble 'Justice League', feels that sometimes being a role model can be a burden. When asked how she feels about being a role model, the 'London Field' star said, I feel incredibly fortunate that I'm in a position where I could be of any help. At times it's a burden to consider that your life is no longer just yours and it's not private.
Ron Howard found 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' filming 'challenging'
Washington DC, November 17 (ANI): Veteran filmmaker Ron Howard has revealed that he really enjoyed the challenge of making a 'Star Wars' movie and relished every aspect of the job. They take, you know, a lot of very talented people's energy to try to live up to the legacy of 'Star Wars' and everything that it means.
Katy Perry 'denied visa' for Victoria's Secret show in China
Washington DC, November 17 (ANI): Looks like Katy Perry will not be able to perform at this year Victoria's Show in China. Katy also waved a Taiwanese flag during the gig to show her support for the country, which has spent years at war with China over its independence. According to sources she did try to apply for a visa to enter the nation, but was denied by Chinese officials.
Netflix's Marvel antihero 'The Punisher' explores the toll of violence
Frank Castle, the vigilante sniper assassin at the center of Netflix Inc's new Marvel series The Punisher, is neither a hero nor a villain. In The Punisher, launching all episodes on Friday, Castle is fixed on getting revenge on the criminals that killed his wife and two young children. Bernthal said The Punisher aims to hold a mirror to society and make society ask questions of itself on the issue of gun violence.
DNA After Hours Exclusive: I have full faith in our judicial system, says Deepika Padukone on Padmavati row
Once you alight from the lift on the 23rd floor, you can feel a certain `tightness' in the air. Dressed in a bright red outfit, her long hair tied back in a neat ponytail, the actress doesn't display any nerves. If she is anxious about the threats made to her and her Padmavati filmmaker, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, she doesn't show any outward signs of nervousness. Her head held high, she says, I have full faith in the judicial system of our country.
Vivendi's music unit UMG has a value of more than $40 billion, CEO says
Vivendi deems that its music unit has a value of more than $40 billion, driven by the success of music streaming platforms such as Spotify, chief executive Arnaud de Puyfontaine said on Friday. Asked about UMG's valuation at the Morgan Stanley annual conference on Tech, Media and Telcoms, Puyfontaine said that he saw an estimate this week that valued the division at $40 billion.
'French Elvis' Johnny Hallyday hospitalised
Rocker Johnny Hallyday, frequently described as a French Elvis Presley, is being treated in a Paris hospital for respiratory difficulties, French television station BFM reported on Friday. BFM said Hallyday was admitted on Sunday night and was undergoing tests. Hallyday, who turned 74 in June, issued his first recorded song in 1959 and has strutted the stage for as long as Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger, also 74.
People who have great ambitions are afraid: Radhika Apte on why sexual offenders are not named in Bollywood
Sexual abuse has been a topic of debate in Bollywood and Hollywood. The sexual harassment saga started when a media house published a story in October revealing numerous accusations of sexual abuse against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. Because of fear, because people who have great ambitions are afraid. They think of what will happen to them if they take somebody's name who has so much power.
Film posters of actor holding a cigarette to be withdrawn after Delhi's tobacco cell notice
In one of the promotional posters of the movie, actor Akshaye Khanna is seen with an unlit cigarette and a lighter. The department had written to the film producers nearly 10 days ago, shortly after the release of the movie. On Thursday, the tobacco control cell received a reply from the film producers stating that all posters in violation were pulled down on November 15.
Bigg Boss 11 Full-On Masti! Priyank STRIPS In Front Of Hina & Sapna; Hina Beats Luv!
Recently, Bigg Boss 11 contestants played nomination task, where the friendship between the contestants was tested. In the task, the contestants had to sacrifice their favourite thing, to save their partners from nomination. We saw Priyank and Akash getting bald to save Hiten and Bandgi, respectively. Hina had to destroy her soft toy, Pooh, to save Luv Tyagi from nomination. Well, it won't be wrong if we say that a few videos on Voot will surely make you laugh out loud!.
Justice League: Justice where it isn't due
Most of Justice League was completed and director Zack Snyder quit when his daughter passed away suddenly. Unexpected delays, several re-shoots later, finally Justice League hit theatres. Justice League does what a superhero film should: it's not entirely bad, but it's not very good either. Without individual films for The Flash, Cyborg and Aquaman, precious screen time is wasted giving the audience back stories. In the end, it must be reiterated that Justice League is still adequately enjoyable.
Nithiin Replaces Jr NTR In His Upcoming Next!
After the colossal disaster of his previous flick, LIE, actor Nithiin is now carefully devising his choice of movies to ensure no more downfall in his career. Due to Tarak's commitment with Trivikram for their upcoming venture, the Yamadonga actor had to walk out of the Dil Raju project eventually making way for Nithiin. Being titled as Srinivasa Kalyanam, the rest of the cast and crew are yet to be finalized by the team.

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