MUMBAI: Here are some interesting news and happenings from the world of Bollywood. I am not for censorship on digital platforms, says Ritesh Sidhwani Producer Ritesh Sidhwani, who is gearing up for the release of his next web series Mirzapur, has said that he is against censorship on digital platforms. Ritesh Sidhwani was interacting with media along with director Karan Anshuman, Gurmeet Singh, actors Pankaj Adavani, Rasika Dugal, Ali Fazal, Vikrant Massey, Shweta Tripathi, Shriya Pilgaonkar, Harshita Gaur, Amit Sial and Divyendu Shrma on Wednesday in Mumbai. There are reports that the Centre is planning censorship in digital medium along with feature films. “I am not for censorship on digital platforms. We are in fact fighting against censorship even in films,” he said. “It (censorship) does not exist in television. First they need to look at what they are going to do with the TV. They can’t jump to digital platforms if they are allowing self-censorship on TV,” he said. “If they start censoring it, then your content won’t be able to travel. Because of Amazon, our show is available in 200 countries. We as filmmakers, writers and actors are being discovered in various countries.” When asked what is so liberating about video streaming service and the things he keeps in mind to make content for an online audience, he said, “I think the beauty of doing stuff online is that there is a sense of responsibility which you have to self-impose.” Mirzapur is a crime thriller web television series on Amazon Prime Video produced by Excel Entertainment. It is Amazon Prime Video’s third fiction Indian original after Inside Edge and Breathe.The series stars Pankaj Tripathi, Ali Fazal, Vikrant Massey, Amit Sial, Shweta Tripathi, Shriya Pilgaonkar, Rasika Dugal, Harshita Gaur, Divyendu Sharma and Kulbhushan Kharbanda in key roles.Mirzapur will have nine episodes in its first season, which have been directed by Gurmmeet Singh. Pa. Ranjith excited to tell Birsa Munda’s story Kabali director Pa. Ranjith is excited to trace the life of freedom fighter Birsa Munda on the big screen and says the film will appeal to Indian as well as international audiences. After the release of Beyond The Clouds, producer duo Shareen Mantri Kedia and Kishor Arora are collaborating with Ranjith for the biopic on the life of the tribal leader, who was an important figure in the history of the Indian independence movement. “When I first read about Birsa seven years back, in Mahasweta Devi’s Aranyer Adhikar (‘Jangal Ke Davedar’ in Hindi), I knew that one day I will narrate this story,” Ranjith said in a statement. “When Namah Picture’s Shareen, Kishor and I met to discuss Birsa early this year, we realised that we shared the same passion to narrate this inspiring story that will make a brilliant feature film, which will appeal to the Indian audience as well as the international audience. “I am happy to be working with Namah and excited by the commitment that they have expressed towards telling Birsa’s story. Birsa’s life transcends time and I am sure it will inspire the audience, as it has all of us,” he added. On the occasion of Munda’s birth anniversary on Thursday, the makers announced the film. The makers have also acquired the rights of “Jangal Ke Davedar. Kedia said, “The life and times of Birsa Munda are an inspiration and it’s a remarkable story that needs to be told. There are very few parallels in history of so much being achieved at such a young age. “We at Namah Pictures feel privileged to bring this story to screen and are excited to collaborate with Pa. Ranjith to direct the film.” Shreya Ghoshal sings for web series Bollywood singer Shreya Ghoshal, who has lent her voice to some memorable film songs, has now sung for a web series. She says it was an exciting opportunity and she had a wonderful time.She has sung for ALTBalaji’s upcoming web series Broken, which stars Vikrant Massey and Harleen Sethi. Three original songs will add musical magic to the show, which is about two broken hearts that come together to fix each other. Shreya has sung the Yeh Kya Hua track, a duet between her and popular singer Dev Negi. It is penned by ace lyricist Amitabh Bhattacharya. While it takes the narration forward, it is also used as a background score of the show.”This is for the first time that I have sung for a web series and I had a wonderful time while recording this one. It’s a beautiful composition of the lilting melody which captures the story of the characters completely. It is beautifully written by Amitabh Bhattacharya and I am totally in love with this one,” Shreya said in a statement. MGR returns in 3D digital mode Using the latest technology, AN-Face, Orange County, a Malaysia-based animation company has resurrected the legendary Tamil actor MGR in a two-hour long ‘feature film’ in 3D digital mode, to be released in Hyderabad, next month.The digital company has used artificial intelligence to define the facial expressions and his mannerisms which made him a legend in the Indian film industry. The film is based on movie stills, publicity photos, and films featuring the actor, who later became the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu. The official release would be held during the 4th edition of Indywood Film Carnival to be held at Ramoji Film City from 1 to 4 December. The Film Carnival is the brainchild of Keralite, Sohan Roy, a marine engineer by profession and operates out of Dubai.The Malaysian company has been working with a leading Hollywood VFX specialist for the past two years to create this. Shah Rukh Khan’s first song from Zero to release on this dateShah Rukh Khan’s Zero is, undoubtedly, one of the most awaited films of the year. The film is at its peak, when we are talking about the hype and buzz of it around the social media and among the masses. The trailer of Zero shattered many records on social media and garnered over 100 million views. The first song of the movie will be launched on 19 November and the name of the song is Mera Naam Tu.Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif’s first photo from the movie BharatSalman Khan and Katrina Kaif are currently in Ludhiana, where they are shooting for their upcoming period drama Bharat. Salman shared a photo with his leading lady Katrina on his Twitter account.
— Salman Khan (@BeingSalmanKhan) November 15, 2018
Saif Ali Khan turns accidental father for Jawaani Jaaneman Saif Ali Khan is all set to return to the romcom genre, a zone which he loves and which his fans also love to see him in! The actor will be playing the protagonist in the Nitin Kakkar directed film Jawaani Jaaneman; he will be essaying the role of an accidental father to a teenage daughter. Six years of Jab Tak Hai Jaan This week has been all about Shah Rukh Khan’s movies trending on social media. In the list, one of his films is Jab Tak Hai Jaan which completed six years on November 13. Anushka Sharma, who shared screen space for the second time with him after her debut in Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, remembered the moments spent with late Yash Chopra, SRK and Katrina Kaif. Jab Tak Hai Jaan was the last film of late Yash Chopra. Anushka shared the happy memory with her fans and well-wishers. Sara does ole ole just like her father Saif Ali KhanSara Ali Khan attempted her father Saif Ali Khan’s iconic song Ole Ole from Yeh Dillagi. While she was trying to follow the steps, Sushant Singh Rajput already was dancing but midway started making fun of her. It seems like these guys always enjoy fun banter. Sara started getting little annoyed with Sushant’s mocking, but he hugged her and she started laughing about the entire situation View this post on Instagram
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Sonam Kapoor’s childhood picture is so adorableYesterday was Children’s Day and many actors shared their childhood photos, but the cutest one was of Sonam Kapoor’s. The actress shared an adorable childhood photo and wrote, “For every mother, father and friend out there; never let the children in your life stop dreaming. It’s those dreams that will change the world of tomorrow. Happy Children’s Day!”
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