14102020-LSTC-01.qxd 10/13/2020 11:15 PM Page 1 c m y b TRIBUNE No meat Bhumi Pednekar has turned vegetarian and she credits her journey with Climate Warrior for enabling her to make this life choice. CHANDIGARH | WEDNESDAY | 14 OCTOBER 2020 Enough is enough As Bollywood comes together to file a suit against two media giants for sullying the image of the film industry, insiders say it’s time to send out a message to the media to behave responsibly On the go Kanye West unveils presidential campaign video I Rapper Kanye West has released a campaign video for 2020 presidential run. The rapper tweeted it with the caption: “We stepping out on faith.” In the video, Kanye is seen against a black-and-white American flag. The montage also has families praying and helping each other. “What is America’s destiny? What is best for our nation, our people? What is just, true justice? We have to think about all these things, together as a people,” Kanye says. The video is available on his campaign website, which features merchandise available for purchase, a donation button and his official “presidential platform”. He is on the ballot in 12 US states, including Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Utah and Vermont. “I am campaigning to be the next President of our great country — not Vice-President,” Kanye had earlier said in a statement. —IANS Prince and Yuvika down with dengue Ajay Devgn and Prince Narula and Yuvika Chaudhary, who celebrated Aamir Khan their second wedding anniversary on October 12, opted for low-key celebrations because they have been recently diagnosed with dengue. Yuvika shared a picture along with hubby on Instagram and wrote, “I don’t have words to thank you, each and every one for your lovely wishes. We didn’t celebrate this time because we are diagnosed with dengue. Thank god there is no corona. We will be fine in another few days. Blessed to have you all. Happy anniversary my partner in crime.” Meanwhile, Prince Narula shared an equally adorable post. “Happy anniversary gudiya. I love you so much. Yaar main kitna bura hu likhne main or feeling express karne main kitna kuch bolna chahta hoon par bol nahi pa d Prince Narula Yuvika Chaudhary an raha hu tujh se khubsurat soul maine kabhi nahi dekha. I’m lucky that you are my wife. Your smile is everything for me,” read an excerpt from Prince Narula’s post. The couple got married in October 2018 after being together in Bigg Boss 9. On record Upcoming feature film Ghar Pe Bataao has become India’s first film to be shot in a single take. The film revolves around a couple who has been in a relationship for over five years. The trouble begins when the The cast and crew of Ghar Pe Bataao N a world of swiftly moving events, the Hindi film industry, which seemed divided and divisive, has come together and knocked on the doors of Delhi High Court taking on two media giants for sullying the image of the industry. A civil suit has been filed before Delhi High Court by four Bollywood industry associations and 34 leading production houses, praying that the court direct the news channel Republic TV Arnab , Goswami and Pradeep Bhandari of Republic TV the , news channel Times Now, Rahul Shivshankar and Navika Kumar of Times Now, and unknown defendants as well as social media platforms to refrain from making or publishing irresponsible, derogatory and defamatory remarks against the Hindi film industry as a whole and members of Bollywood. The suit also sought to restrain the news channels from conducting media trials of Bollywood personalities and interfering with right to privacy of people associated with the film industry. The plaintiffs also prayed that the defendants abide by the provisions of the Programme Code under the Cable Television Networks Rules, 1994, and to withdraw, recall and take down all defamatory content published by them against Bollywood. A move to showcase unity and to restore the reputation of the entertainment industry that's under scrutiny lately! Need responsible journalism Producer Rahul Mittra welcomes the move, “The industry should be united for causes that concern it. But I wish they had reached out to the other unions too to make a stronger statement.” Nobody is above the law. It should be Ghar Pe Bataao is India’s first single take feature film girl tries to convince the boy to talk to his parents about them. The boy seems to be unsure but the girl has made up her mind—it’s now or never. The film features Priyanka Sonawane Hedau and Saurabh Goyal in the lead. Talking about the unortho- dox way of filmmaking, director Neshu Saluja says, “I have shot the entire movie in a single take, unfolding in real time. I want to invite the audience to be with the characters. I want the audience to sit with them when they are sitting.” #BOLLYWOODSTRIKESBACK Celebrities took to Twitter to share their views on the news of top production houses filling a joint suit at Delhi High Court against media trials and fake news Siddhartha Basu Outstanding show of unity by a chaotic & flawed but hard-working, ultra high-risk industry, taking a stand against a motivated onslaught of hysterical mudslingers, poisonous propagandists & their blind believers, who have scant regard for facts or truth. KARAN JOHAR ANIL KAPOOR Simi Garewal SALMAN KHAN UNITED THEY STAND Almost all well-known names in Bollywood are represented through the plaintiffs, including Producers Guild of India, Cine & TV Artiste Association, Film and TV Producers Council, and Screenwriters Association. That apart, 34 production houses have also been represented. These are—Aamir Khan Productions, Ad-Labs Films, Ajay Devgn Fflims, Andolan Films, Anil Kapoor Film and Communication Network, Arbaaz Khan Productions, Ashutosh Gowarikaer Productions, BSK Network and Entertainment, Cape Of Good Films, Clean Slate Filmz, Dharma Productions, Emmay Entertainment and Motion Pictures, Excel Entertainment, Filmkraft Productions, Hope Production, Kabir Khan Films, Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment, One India Stories, R.S. Entertainment, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra Pictures, Red Chillies Entertainment, Reliance Big Entertainment, Reel Life Productions, Rohit Shetty Pictures, Roy Kapur Productions, Salman Khan Ventures, Sohail Khan Productions, Sikhya Entertianment, Tiger Baby Digital, Vinod Chopra Films, Vishal Bhardwaj Film, Yash Raj Films. —IANS with ❝ I am stoodthe industry for sure in this.isIt’s high time that the is industry together. While reporting okay, sensationalism not. Pronouncing someone guilty without any evidence, to label the whole entertainment industry bad is not acceptable. Lately, each one of us has borne the brunt – tumhari to industry hi aisi hai. I am not against a selective few, but everyone should ensure ethical practices. —DIVYA DUTTA, ACTOR Enough of media trials “Der aye, durast aye,” feels director, writer and producer Anees Bazmee. “If it takes the court to settle the things, let it be. Just for TRP the channels have maligned the industry, shown it in bad light. In any industry, it’s just 5 to 10 per cent who indulges in unlawful activities. To show every single person of the industry in the negative light is wrong.” Does Bazmee worry that such a move can harm the promotional aspects of their films? “What good can these media houses do when they have done so much damage? In fact, I believe production houses should stop giving ads in such papers,” he says. Bollywood is not a soft target Screenwriter Kanika Dhillon shares her take, “I am glad that Bollywood has struck back. It was about time. Irresponsible journalism is damaging for a person’s career, psyche and dignity. Maligning an industry merely based on conjecture is totally unacceptable.” She sees the current developments as a right step, “It’s a good message to send out that there will be consequences if news channels indulge in false allegations or baseless vilification of people. Also that Bollywood should not be considered a soft target, for anyone who chooses to run a baseless campaign for personal agenda or publicity!” A sad affair BN Tiwari, president, Federation of Western India Cine Employees, was dejected over the recent portrayal. “One sure feels sad when the image of the very industry that gives you rozi roti is tarnished.” Actor Taranjit Kaur says, “The media targeting Bollywood is really sad. The entire industry cannot be brought down because of one or two incidents. It’s good that industry has united. It’s high time to call out the wrongdoings and ban the channels that are just rumour-mongering.” – TNS Thank you note Kishore Kumar gave me courage to attempt Dream Girl,says Ayushmann Khurrana Tuesday is the 33rd death anniversary of Kishore Kumar and, remembering the playback legend, Bollywood actor Ayushmann Khurrana thanked the late singer for giving him confidence to carry off one of the most unusual roles in his career. The film Ayushmann speaks of is his 2019 comedy, Dream Girl, where he plays a man with the unique ability to do female voice impersonation, which earns him success in life and also unwanted trouble. The versatile Kishore Kumar was known for his ability to sing in different voices, including the female voice. “When you look back at his film Half Ticket, in the song ‘Aake seedhi lagi dil pe’ he sang in both male and female voices! Not many know this but the fact that he could pull it off with ease made me confident that I could do Dream Girl. I drew courage from this because I had a reference point in Kishore Kumar, who had pulled it off,” Ayushmann said. c m y b Ram Gopal Varma Reaction of Bollywood is too late and too thanda ..All top film people complaining to Delhi high court is amounting to a school kid telling the teacher “Teacher, Teacher, wo Arnab mujhe gaali de raha hai” Ranvir Shorey FOR ETHICAL PRACTICE responsible journalism, a balanced view not biased,” deems Mittra. #BollywoodStrikesBack About time too! These news media channels had crossed all limits. Using stars and abusing them for TRPs! Why should it be tolerated? Ayushmann is also inspired by Kishore Kumar’s ability to take risks. “Kishore Kumar is and will always be an institution. He is a legend because he was always creatively restless and fearless.”—IANS I welcome this lawsuit. It will encourage responsible reporting by news TV channels, which is desperately the need of the hour. I have said this repeatedly, Bollywood may have its issues, but they pale in comparison to what news media has become. That’s where the real cleaning needs to happen. #CleanupNewsMedia #BollywoodStrikesBack Swara Bhasker Breaking - Bollywood hits back with a suit in Delhi High Court seeking to restrain Republic, Times Now from making derogatory remarks… Yaaaaaaassssssss!!!! Kangana Ranaut Bullywood the gutter of drugs, exploitation, nepotism and jihad, it’s lid is off instead of cleaning this gutter #BollywoodStrikesBack well file a case on me also, till the time I am alive I will continue to expose you all #BollywoodStrikesBack Meet Prerna Pooja Hegde turned 30 on October 13 and celebrating her special day, the makers of Radhe Shyam unveiled the first look of the actress. Pooja is wearing a green highneck maxi dress. Prabhas unveils Pooja Hegde’s look in Radhe Shyam
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