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Karnataka govt bans 'Hamare Baarah', says it may disturb communal harmony

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Bengaluru, June 7 (IANS) The Congress government in Karnataka has banned the release of the Bollywood movie ‘Hamare Baarah’ in the state, alleging that it may disturb communal harmony.

The order, signed by B.K. Bhuvanendra Kumar, the Under Secretary of the government, also issues a directive not to broadcast the trailer of the movie for two weeks or until further orders.

The order is given under Sections 15 (1) and 15 (5) of the Karnataka Cinema (Regulation) Act 1964.

It said Muslim organisations across various districts and taluks in the state have sought a ban on the movie.

The organisations claimed that Zee Media recently released a trailer of ‘Hamare Baarah’ in which the Muslim religion is portrayed in a “humiliating manner” and the trailer is “provocative”.

“If permission is granted for the movie, it will create rifts between religions and castes. Targeting one religion intentionally, harming communal harmony, creating rifts in the nation, and hurting the sentiments of Muslims is part of a conspiracy,” the order said.

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Films should play an instrumental role in guiding society and not foment hatred between religions, it said.

In this context, a request has been made to prevent the release of the controversial movie ‘Hamare Baarah’, scheduled for countrywide release on June 7 including in Karnataka, the order said.

When the trailer of the movie was reviewed, it was found that the producer and director of the film had misinterpreted the Holy Quran and its messages. Provocative and humiliating statements are made, seemingly intended to enrage people belonging to certain religions. It also appears that the creators have tried to portray one community in a humiliating manner. Analysing one community based on religion is an issue that will affect the well-being of society, the order said.

“If the release of ‘Hamare Baarah’ is allowed, it will encourage breaches of peace, create rifts between communities, and intentionally humiliate a particular religion. The scenes are also found to be insulting to women,” the order stated.

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Before banning the film, it is required to get clarification as per the law. However, director Kamal Chandra and the producers are located in another state.

“Since there was no time to issue a notice and get clarification before the movie’s scheduled release, and considering the potential for communal clashes in the state, it was banned,” the order said.

–IANS

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Rupali Ganguly remembers her father Anil Ganguly, says he taught her how to be resilient

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Mumbai, June 16 (IANS) The ‘Anupamaa’ fame actress Rupali Ganguly remembered her late father and director Anil Ganguly, sharing that the strength in her is the resilience that he has taught her.

Taking to Instagram, Rupali shared a string of childhood and some throwback unseen pictures with her ‘pappa’.

Along with the photos, she wrote: “I’m running out of pictures Pappa … wish we had some more … wish wish wish I still had u between us…. but the memories will last me till the last breath… Not a single day passes when I have not missed u … but also not a single day passes when I miss u and you have not given me a sign that you are still watching over me …”

“The strength in me is the resilience u have taught me… my skills, my talent, my performance everything is yours Pappa … I am what I am because of you… Happy Father’s Day to the best father ever,” she added.

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Rupali’s brother Vijay Ganguly, who is a choreographer known for ‘Jagga Jasoos’, ‘Andhadhun’, ‘Stree’ and ‘Love Aaj Kal’, dropped red heart emojis in the comment section.

Anil, who died in January 2016, is best known for ‘Kora Kagaz’, ‘Tapasya’, ‘Trishna’, ‘Aanchal’, ‘Saaheb’ and many other movies.

Meanwhile, Rupali’s show ‘Anupamaa’ is based on the Bengali series ‘Sreemoyee’. It also stars Sudhanshu Pandey as Vanraj, Madalsa Sharma, and Gaurav Khanna.

Produced by Rajan Shahi and Deepa Shahi under the banner of Director’s Kut Productions, it airs on Star Plus.

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Anushka's Father's Day wish for Virat: 'How can one person be so good at so many things'

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Mumbai, June 16 (IANS) Actress Anushka Sharma on Sunday greeted her husband and Indian cricketer Virat Kohli on the occasion of Father’s Day, saying, ‘How can one person be so good at so many things.’

Taking to Instagram, Anushka, who has 67.6 million followers, shared a picture of a handwritten paper, which has an image of two footprints in yellow colour.

It’s written ‘Happy Father’s Day’ on it with a red heart.

The post is captioned as: “How can one person be so good at so many things! Baffling…. we love you Virat Kohli”, followed by a red heart and kiss emoji.

Fans went crazy about Anushka’s post and commented: “The best husband, the best father, and the bestest mann.”

Another user said: “Cutest thing on internet today.”

A fan said: “No nazar to my best people.”

Anushka married Virat in Italy in December 2017.

The couple have two children–daughter Vamika, and son Akaay.

On the work front, Anushka was last in the 2018 comedy-drama ‘Zero’ alongside Shah Rukh Khan and Katrina Kaif.

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She next has ‘Chakda Xpress’ in the pipeline, in which she plays the role of former Indian cricketer Jhulan Goswami. The biographical sports drama is written by Abhishek Banerjee, directed by Prosit Roy, and produced by Karnesh Sharma under the banner of Clean Slate Film.

It also stars Dibyendu Bhattacharya, Renuka Shahane, Anshul Chauhan, Koushik Sen, Mahesh Thakur in pivotal roles.

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Rinku Dhawan looks back at her 30-year acting journey and shares her impressions

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Mumbai, June 16 (IANS) Actress Rinku Dhawan has reflected on her 30 years of showbiz journey, sharing how she is getting a chance to portray strong performance-oriented characters till now.

Actress Rinku Dhawan, who is currently seen in ‘Udaariyaan’, says that she loves the way her journey has panned out.

She adds that she has been part of the industry for the last three decades, and has loved each project of hers.

“I think it’s been a very beautiful one from my first serial, from BR Chopra’s ‘Kanoon’, playing a very prime role in the show. And now it’s been kind of almost 30 years and each role that I got hence from there till date has been very strong roles, strong characters, very performance-oriented. And so it’s been a very great journey to look back at and to look forward to also. So, I’m grateful to the industry and the people for making it so beautiful for me,” she shared.

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Talking about opportunities, she says that she makes sure to weigh the pros and cons of each.

Rinku added: “Well, I do give it a thought. I do think about it. I discuss in detail with the creatives, with the makers, so that I am sure if I am doing a particular role, I have to be very convinced to do it, and not just because an opportunity came and I jumped on it without thinking. And then later realise that I shouldn’t have done it. So, no, I don’t do that. I just don’t jump onto the opportunities, but I do think, talk, process the whole thing about the character and the show, and then make my decision.”

‘Udaariyaan’ airs on Colors.

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Maninee De recalls shooting for short film 'Pravaah -The Flow' near Parvati river in Himachal Pradesh

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Mumbai, June 16 (IANS) Actress Maninee De, who stars in the short film ‘Pravaah – The Flow’ recalled shooting for the movie near the Parvati river, in Himachal Pradesh, saying it was freezing cold and windy, and navigating that path was quite a challenge.

The ‘Shaka Laka Boom Boom’ actress shared that the shoot of the Sharad Malhotra-starrer film was amazing.

“There were many incidents during the shoot that will always remain with me. It was freezing cold and windy, and it was nighttime as we were near the Parvati river, in the forest next to it. Navigating that path was quite a challenge. The sequence required Sharad and I to sit on huge rocks, which were freezing. That’s something I will never forget,” shared Maninee.

She went on to say, “There was also a tent that was part of our entire scene, which I think kept us going. It was quite a challenging shoot, and even the next day, we waited for the right light and everything. Shooting in nature has its own challenges, but director Simmer Bhatia and her team really looked after us. The team was great.”

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She says that it was the concept of the film that got her on board

“The concept of the film is so beautiful. It was all about twin flames, connections, the flow which is life, isn’t it? And ‘Pravaah’ is such a beautiful name. Then the concept resonated with me. The character has something that resonates with my soul. I also believe in twin connections and soulmate connections, and yes, it resonated with me,” she added.

‘Pravaah’ has been written, directed, and produced by Simmer Bhatia. The film was released on June 14.

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Aakkash Ahuja on his 'content' role in 'Badall Pe Paon Hai': 'In a world where everyone seeks luxury, Rajat is odd one out'

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Mumbai, June 16 (IANS) Actor Aakkash Ahuja, who plays Rajat in the recently released show ‘Badall Pe Paon Hai’ gave insights about his character, saying, “He is very happy with his life, and though he earns less but is very happy and satisfied.”

Aakkash, who is known for ‘Thapki Pyar Ki 2’ plays Rajat Khanna, a middle-class boy in ‘Badall Pe Paon Hai’, who is just happy and content with his life.

“In a world where everyone seeks social media views, luxury, and showcasing happiness, Rajat is the odd one out. He is very happy with his life. He earns less but is very happy and satisfied. No matter what the situation is, he loves his family dearly.”

Speaking of the title of the show, he said: “It means everyone should dare to dream, no matter how difficult the circumstances are. No matter how much struggle you have in your life, hope should never die.”

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Aakkash was all praise for producers Sargun Mehta and Ravie Dubey and said that their involvement is commendable.

He added: “I really appreciate them as producers because they have so many inputs to give and their level of involvement in the making of the script is commendable. I didn’t expect that Ravi and Sargun would go in-depth into the script. Kudos to their efforts and the hard work they put into production. They are very good people.”

The show stars Amandeep Sidhu as Bani in the lead.

Produced by Sargun Mehta and Ravie Dubey, under their banner Dreamiyata Entertainment Private Limited, ‘Badall Pe Paon Hai’ airs on SonySAB.

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