Gunjan Saxena, Pareeksha and the rest of the box office

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    • Nirav Modi of Bollywood.

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      • Spelling of Narendra is wrong. Please correct it. You have written as Nirav.

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        • With a Canadian passport, he can abscond to 184 countries visa free. with all his bollywood loot

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        • Narendra Modi has had 2 landslide electoral wins of historic proportions, documented fact. Mr Kumar is yet to break even a single box office record, documented fact yet again. He’s more of the Harsh Vardhan of Hindi cinema although I doubt his cinematic qualification (punctuated by films with third rate film makers like Priyadarshan, Sajid Khan & Farhad Samji with N Pandey being an exception) is even 10% of the doc.

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          • No Narendra modi is who he is because there is no one working while modi keeps working.

            Akshay kumar is same. There is no one. Sab thak gaye hain. He is the only one in charge. Today he is shooting in UK. Take it with a pinch of salt.

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          • Yes. As said by the personal spokesperson of Modi & Akshay who knows every person’s work schedule, routine & dedication in every field! Whether its politics, sports, films or science one size does not fit all. An actor doing 1 film in 2 years cannot be accused of “working lesser” than one doing 4 a year. They’re just different methods, for each their own. One size does not fit all. I’m sure you’d realize this if you think normally.

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    • Sushant Singh Rajput has the entire nation united & fighting for him, most of us, including me had never met him.

      He must be a very powerful & Noble soul, else people organically don’t come together for anything…leave alone a fight of Justice!

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      • The only reason the hypocritical, emotionally unstable & largely psychologically imbalanced desi aam junta is fighting for justice is ‘coz the tiktok bimbos found him cute & the twitter/fb (f)studs found him suitable to play their original idol & legendary (with the most tarnished & disgraceful TEST cricket legacy) MS Dhoni. If these keyboard warriors actually cared, good films like Kai Po Che would have scored over trash like Dhoom 3 & CE in 2013 & Chichore >>> that corrosive incomprehensible bollocks called Kabir Singh!

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        • Quict wrong factually.
          But your comments have always been on wrong perceptions which is not my job to change. Time teaches and you would get taught and accept.

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          • Better to be based on personal perceptions drawn from factual data than blind emotionally unstable fan worshipping (a feature of 90% of Indians who believe in whatsapp university than scientific research) with blinkers on your eyes

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  2. Fantastic! Chaitanya Tamhane’s film to be screened at the Venice film festival!! For the uninitiated, he’s the director of the Marathi classic – COURT

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  3. Abhay 2 trailer

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  4. Since the film will trace the historic moments of India, the Independence Day weekend of 2021 may be a good time to release this film. If not ready by then, Christmas 2021 will be the obvious choice.

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    • Akshay No 1 at 24% > [SRK (11%) + Salman (10%)]

      Am stunned to see Amitabh Bachchan having 24% popularity consistently. Heroes come and go. 3 years ago it was Salman. Since last 2 years it is Akshay Kumar.
      Amitabh tike hue hain. Amazing. He is really blessed and enjoys the most selfless support and this has been since so last 50 years.

      Not surprised to see Khans out of favours now. They are sliding in popularity.

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      • Online polls are a bogus opinions of 0.01% of the total population. Real popularity translates to footfalls in cinema, trp’s on television, record sales in musical albums & seat share in elections. Period.

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        • Thanks Shivaay for keeping us informed of all such bogus opinion polls. Else gullible people will easily be influenced by such misinformation.

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      • This is one of the most scientifically done opinion poll and over the last 25 years has earned the respect of being acceptable and accurate.

        Problem with those who lose like Congress and fans like Shivaay and yoddha is that they fail to see fault in their beloved and instead blame the process. 🤣

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        • Scientific polls can certainly do with more than 12000 voters in a country of 1.3 billion. And this comes from a Bjp voter who considers Modi’s popularity on the 2019 results, not on bogus polls created to appease worshippers & idiotic fan boys.

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  7. D.C. officials said the hundreds of people at the party made it a clear violation of Bowser’s orders to control the spread of the coronavirus. Violations carry fines up to $1,000.

    Authorities have struggled with how to address violations of the city’s coronavirus restrictions and have repeatedly declined to say specifically how police would enforce the rules.

    Speaking from the scene of Sunday’s shooting, Bowser indicated that law enforcement may have to be more aggressive.

    “It’s very important that as a community we have a zero-tolerance [policy] for this activity,” Bowser said, noting that police will make some “difficult decisions” and “break up these events.”

    Bowser added, “And the community is going to have to understand that some people may have to go to jail.

    https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/us-shooting-woman-after-20-shot-at-party-in-washington-my-childs-gone-2276862?pfrom=home-topscroll

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    • You can fight with your blood relatives but things become okay after sometime….you fight with non-blood relative and things will never be same.

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    • Sena politics has been gutterish. They will be wiped out and this government will not complete its term now.

      Congress is likely to get jittery here.

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    • This was expected. Hopefully things will have normalized by then in a post-covid world.

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      • Biggest setback is for Sooryavanshi, 83 & Radhe as they’re floating in shallow uncertain waters now after boldly declining an ott release.

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        • Radhe shooting isnt complete yet. And it will prothold out till Eid 2021. The other 2 could have released in OTT. Lets wait and see their fates.

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    • This is now very very late for Aamir.

      As they say, a year loss is unfortunate for fans.

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      • I think pragmatic fans and well wishers will be happy to see the film in theaters in a normalized environment without the covid scare. And it gives time to make the film as best as possible.

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  10. Gunjan Saxena is getting very good reviews.
    And so is Jahnvi Kapoor.
    Worthy daughter of a worthy mother.

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  12. Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl on Netflix, with Janhvi Kapoor: A rousing biopic that honours its subject while also humanising her

    https://baradwajrangan.wordpress.com/2020/08/10/gunjan-saxena-the-kargil-girl-review-on-netflix-with-janhvi-kapoor/

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  13. Ouch …. old ho gaya
    OUWOOOOO 🤣🤣😍😍🤣
    Despite its several fault, it has been consistently getting the No 1 right for last couple of years.
    Mood of India = Mood of Nitesh

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    • This seems fine if you look at overall weightage but otherwise as per recent performance, Khans will strugglw to be im Top 5.

      Akshay
      Ajay
      are top 2 at the moment.

      My rankings will come once theatre opens.

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    • LOL SRK in top 3?
      Ranveer Singh: “Hold my beer. While I make a call”

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  14. Poet Rahat Indori, who had tested positive for Covid-19, passes away

    Noted Urdu poet Rahat Indori, who tested positive for coronavirus, passed away at an Indore hospital on Tuesday after suffering two heart attacks, said doctors treating him.

    “Sabhi ka khoon hai shamil yahan ki mitti mein; Kisi ke baap ka Hindustan thodi hai (Everybody’s blood mingles in the soil; Hindustan does not belong solely to one)”

    https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/renowned-urdu-poet-rahat-indori-who-had-tested-positive-for-covid-19-passes-away/story-ykqcg0sbbcoQqkD8wlOPcM.html

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    • I read about him being admitted. I thought he would recover.
      Very sad news. RIP.

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      • We’re losing too many, and I can bet my life on it that at minimum 100% are not being reported of what is being reported. Meaning if 100 deaths are reported due to covid, i bet there are other 100 who died from it that no one knows about.

        India should be very cautious and be very careful because of how our social life is, this can get real crazy once weather cool down little. India medical is just not what it is in most other advanced countries.

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        • Its getting worse day by day and we haven’t peaked yet.

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          • “we haven’t peaked yet”

            That’s the scary part. Or you could be in peak and not even know because so far india has tested only about 25 mil people out of 1.3 billion.

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          • India’s numbers have got worse over last few weeks. By Friday it will be #4 in world with number of deaths. 2 months ago it didn’t seem possible but developing countries like Brazil, Mexico and India with big populations always had potential of this virus hitting hard.

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          • It seems like Mumbai, Delhi & Chennai are past the peak as of now but since the population density is monumental, even a post peak scenario sees >1000 cases per day in these cities. Covid 19 deaths are still a fraction of the number of TB deaths India records every year which are almost half a million. Both communicable diseases, both spread through high population density & unhygenic lifestyle leading to shattered immune systems & strain on healthcare facilities. As Covid peaks in the heartland of Bihar, Odisha & Bengal, India’s still got a long way to go to truly get past the peak at a pan India level. Covid’s just exposed the true extent of India’s overpopulation, healthcare & urban-rural divide issues.

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  15. Russia Says 20 Countries Have Pre-Ordered A Billion Doses Of COVID-19 Vaccine
    Russia Coronavirus Vaccine: Kirill Dmitriyev said Phase 3 trials would start on Wednesday and industrial production was expected from September.

    Moscow: Russia on Tuesday declared itself the first country to approve a coronavirus vaccine with President Vladimir Putin saying one of his daughters had been inoculated.

    Dubbing the vaccine “Sputnik V” after the Soviet-era satellite that was the first launched into space, Russian officials said it provided safe, stable immunity and denounced Western attempts to undermine Moscow’s research.

    https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/russia-covid-19-vaccine-russia-dubs-new-coronavirus-vaccine-sputnik-after-soviet-satellite-2277797?pfrom=home-topstories

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  16. Former President Pranab Mukherjee, who underwent a brain surgery, continues to remain critical and is on ventilator support, the Army’s Research and Referral (R&R) Hospital in New Delhi said in a statement. Mukherjee, who also tested positive for the novel coronavirus, has not shown any improvement and his health status has worsened since his surgery on August 10, the statement added.

    “Former President of India Shri Pranab Mukherjee was admitted to Army Hospital (R&R) Delhi Cantt at 12:07 hours on 10 August 2020 in a critical condition. Workup at the hospital revealed a large brain clot for which he underwent emergency life-saving surgery. Post-surgery he continues to remain critical on ventilatory support. He was also found to be COVID-19 positive,” statement from the hospital read.

    https://indianexpress.com/article/india/pranab-mukherjee-critical-brain-surgery-coronavirus-6550041/

    Hope he gets well.

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  17. It seems Salman has ditched his Bhojpuri line-up of films for Tiger 3. Good decision.

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  18. Sanju Baba’s been diagnosed with stage 3 lung cancer

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    • What a crappy year this is turning out to be.

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    • Best wishes for Sanju

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      • I don’t know why these top celebs don’t stop smoking cigarettes even at this stage of life. Srk, Salman, Aamir, Ajay were/are chain smokers. Looks like Ajay & Aamir stopped. All these khans are hardly 5-6 younger than Sanjay Dutt and nearing 60 is critical age and you can’t be smoking recklessly!

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        • Quitting Smoking is about will power and it’s an addiction too. I don’t know why people smoke, cos I never tried it. I know my uncle smoked for 40+ years and he stopped in one day once his first grandchild arrived. Others I know find it more difficult.

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        • I think SRK is still a chain smoker. It’ll be very hard to stop at this age. Smoking almost works as a meds for them to stay calm.

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        • Baba had a hereditary risk as well with Nargis. Isn’t it hereditary? And he had BP coz of all that jail stuff of his. Plus drugs.

          I thought Aamir only smoked during as his films near release due to stress.

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          • I thought only srk was the true smoker, the other 2 are more of a fashion smoker.

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          • Nargis had pancreatic cancer and Sanju has lung cancer. No relation.

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          • I didn’t that risk constituted a ‘specific’ or ‘same’ type of cancer. I am not doctor but I thought any sort of cancer in family, especially immediate, they are at risk? At the doc office, at least here, for physical yearly check-up, i remember filling the form where they ask whether any of the family members had any type of cancer.

            I think ALEX TREBEK of Jeopardy has the same thing as Nargis.

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          • “i remember filling the form where they ask whether any of the family members had any type of cancer.”

            That is correct. Family history will matter and but that’s a broad question. Lung Cancer is considered to be ‘lifestyle’ cancer and not heredity cancer. Sanju will be prone to types of cancer disposed in his DNA but lung cancer is coz of his heavy smoking and his initial years of drugs, which will start at the stage and will take decades to go to stage 4 and flies undetected till then. Sad situation for a mistake done in young age but smoking is outright mistake and he didn’t avoid it.

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        • does Akshay smoke or not?

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  19. Actor Sanjay Dutt has been detected with stage four lung cancer, said sources at Lilavati hospital who are not authorised to talk to the media. The actor, who was rushed to the hospital on Saturday after he complained of breathlessness, was discharged on Monday.

    The actor’s oxygen level was fluctuating between 90-92% when he was admitted. He was immediately tested for Covid-19 through rapid antigen kit. But as per the sources, the test result didn’t show any presence of the pathogen of the virus. Later, it was reported that he has develop fluid in his chest.

    His diagnosis revealed that he was suffering from stage four lung cancer. “When he was taken to the hospital, he was low on oxygen saturation. But when his Covid-19 report came negative, he run cancer analysis and it came positive,” said a source from the hospital. When contacted his treating doctor, Dr Jalil Parker, refused to make any comment on it citing patient confidentiality.

    On Tuesday, Sanjay had announced that he was taking a ‘short break’ from work for ‘some medical treatment’. “Hi friends, I am taking a short break from work for some medical treatment.” The Khalnaayak actor further said “My family and friends are with me and I urge my well-wishers not to worry or unnecessarily speculate. With your love and good wishes, I will be back soon!”

    https://www.hindustantimes.com/bollywood/sanjay-dutt-diagnosed-with-stage-3-lung-cancer-reports/story-dQq3vl8Dwqsw3QXYXzXuKO.html

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    • that article now says stage 4.

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      • is this for real or a publicity gimmick for Sadak 2. Trailer of which starts with Sanju speaking to self “You shouldn’t be dying such a death my friend “. If just a coincidence it’s eerie.

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        • Stage 4 lung cancer can’t be publicity stunt and Sanjay Dutt is leaving either US or Singapore soon. He has around 1 to 1.5 years left.

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    • Terrible terrible news.

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    • A close friend of the actor told a website that the actor is devastated. He added that the actor is worried about his little children who are currently in Dubai with mom Maanayata Dutt. The friend further stated that the cancer is curable but needs immediate and rigorous treatment. Hence, the actor will leave for the US for the treatment.

      Times of India

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      • “A close friend of the actor told a website that the actor is devastated. He added that the actor is worried about his little children”

        But if you marry at 50 yrs, you will have small kids only at 61. This is not same as some 30’s person. He also has daughter, Trishala who is 32 years old! I mean its sad to leave young kids as he has no family support. Manyata is anyways will not be in touch with Sanju’s sisters they never cared her neither attended the marriage. If we lose Sanjay Dutt, the Dutt family tree will be gone for long. It will be hard for the kids to make an entry in Bollywood after 20 years. Kangana will be happy somewhere!

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  20. Couldn’t find the politics post so posting here, love the pick.

    Joe Biden picks Kamala Harris for VP, this will drive some crazy. A female whose father is Jamaican and mother is Indian….

    https://www.cnn.com/politics/live-news/2020-election-biden-vp-pick/index.html

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  21. Mahima told Bollywood Hungama in an interview, “I was bullied by Mr. Subhash Ghai. He even took me to the court and wanted me to cancel my first show. It was quite stressful. He sent a message to all the producers that nobody should work with me! If you pick up one of the issues of Trade Guide magazine in 1998 or 1999, there was an ad that he had given which stated that if anybody wanted to work with me, that person would have to contact him. Otherwise, it would be a breach of contract. However, there was no such contract which said that I had to seek his permission.”

    Sharing about the four Bollywood celebrities who came out in her support, she said, “Salman Khan, Sanjay Dutt, David Dhawan and Rajkumar Santoshi were the only four people who stood by me. They all told me to stay strong. David Dhawan called and told me that, ‘Don’t worry and don’t let him bully you.’ Apart from these four people, I didn’t receive a call from anyone else.”

    The actor also revealed that she was to star in 1998 film Satya but was replaced by Urmila Matondkar without even being informed by director Ram Gopal Varma. “That was supposed to be my second film. I had taken the signing amount. He didn’t even have the decency to call me or my manager and inform me about the reality. I learnt from the press that he had begun shooting without me,” she said. The film changed the course of lead actor Manoj Bajpayee’s career.

    https://www.hindustantimes.com/bollywood/mahima-chaudhry-subhash-ghai-bullied-me-and-told-producers-not-to-cast-me-only-salman-khan-and-sanjay-dutt-stood-by-me/story-2YVDT0ry6xkVFvGkS7Fj3H.html

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  22. Sadak 2 Trailer

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  23. Bollywood Hungama has learnt that the makers have already fixed the release date of Laxmmi Bomb’s trailer and also that of the film. A source says, “It is common knowledge by now that Akshay Kumar’s lucky number is 9. He tries his best to ensure that his films and its trailer releases on dates that add up to 9. Continuing this tradition, Akshay along with the producers of Laxmmi Bomb has decided to unveil the trailer on August 18.” Incidentally, the trailer of his last year’s hits, Mission Mangal and Good Newwz, also were unveiled on 18th, July 18 and November 18 respectively.

    The source then adds, “Also, Laxmmi Bomb will release on September 9. This date is significant for one more reason as it’s also Akshay Kumar’s birthday. Laxmmi Bomb is a special film and this is the best gift he’ll be giving to his fans on his special day!” A trade official reveals, “The hype for Laxmmi Bomb is immense. And it’s the first biggie to come out online. Hence, it’s expected to get record-breaking views for sure.”

    https://www.bollywoodhungama.com/news/bollywood/breaking-trailer-akshay-kumars-horror-comedy-laxmmi-bomb-unveiled-august-18-film-release-date/

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  24. https://gulfnews.com/entertainment/bollywood/dil-chahta-hai-turns-19-10-reasons-why-the-film-will-always-be-loved-1.1597061453602?slide=7

    7. The word on the Bollywood street is that it was Hrithik Roshan (pictured), Abhishek Bachchan and Akshay Khanna who were supposed to be their famous trio. But Roshan and Bachchan reportedly walked out of the project and Akhtar had to wait 10 months to get an appointment with Aamir Khan to discuss the film. Akshay Khanna was originally supposed to play Akash, who was eventually played by Aamir Khan.

    6. One of the reasons why ‘Dil Chahta Hai’ worked seamless was its background score and songs by Shankar Ehsaan Loy. The title track — which saw three boys in a swanky convertible with top-down and wind knifing through their salon-perfect hair — has become an anthem of sorts signifying freedom enjoyed by young people. There is something still liberating about watching three men going on a boy’s trip. Long before ‘Hangover’, there was ‘Dil Chahta Hai’ that made three friends heading for an impromptu holiday to Goa highly desirable.

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    • SNOOZE…

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      • If someone believes and rants that Gadar is watchable today and DCH is not … then only God can help them. We are mere mortals to argue against such opinion!

        As for a ‘mediocre’ box office success, DCH did v well in the cities. Overall it was perhaps a commission earner or an average grosser.

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        • Agree….this agenda is not worth losing any sleep over!!!!

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        • I think Gadar would do awesome business today too. Gadar didn’t run just because of anit-pakistan dialogues, it ran because it was a very well made masala film. There was never a boring moment in the film. It kept me glued to the screen thru out.

          Same team worked on Hero and it didn’t work much because it wasn’t well made.

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          • Gadar may do well at box office if released today also, specially in the mass belts. But DCH was well ahead of its time. If released today, it wud have been a multiplex blockbuster; not just a commission earner. Its a truly iconic film that ushered in the era of multiplex films and established a new narrative style in bollywood.

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          • DCH would certainly do more now…But your legacy is not defined by how much you earned (if you are top earner then people remember) but shelf life and you are owner of some trend or not… HAHK may have been biggest hit in 90s but DDLJ is more culturally significant. RH was biggest hit for Aamir in 90s but JJWS is the one people remember.

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    • who is Akshaye Khan?

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  25. Akshay Kumar Is The Only Bollywood Celeb On Forbes List Of 10 Highest Paid Actors
    Akshay Kumar has featured on Forbes list of highest paid actors for five consecutive years.

    https://www.ndtv.com/entertainment/akshay-kumar-is-the-only-bollywood-celeb-on-forbes-list-of-10-highest-paid-actors-2278190?pfrom=home-lateststories

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  26. More complications for LSC. It has to now complete shooting Kareena’s part before her baby bump shows. As per reports Aamir will resume LSC shooting in Turkey from October. What if any of the crew contracts Covid and shooting gets stalled further?

    https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/hindi/bollywood/news/kareena-kapoor-khan-all-set-to-welcome-baby-no-2-with-saif-ali-khan/articleshow/77501346.cms

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    • They can wait for some more time. After the birth of the second baby.
      As for risk, there is always risk. In these uncertain times.

      Good that Kareena is carrying the baby herself and she can always tell her babies that she carried them for 9 months!
      Congrats.

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      • Yes, congrats to her. But LSC is in more murky waters. In case they have to wait for the delivery, then the movie will be completed only in 2022!

        More pressing concern is that the mother shud be at home after conceiving in the times of the pandemic. Kareena will be exposing herself traveling and working in Turkey. Covid is in more controlled state in that country as of now, but the risk will be there.

        Aamir himself is getting mobbed in Turkey during his recce and all social distancing has gone for a toss as per reports.

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        • Read a joke in twitter that cracked me up – SSR is reborn in Kareena’s womb to take his revenge – Bollywood’s real life Karz. Saif’s second beta will be the next AB. All hail nepotism!

          Also, some are saying that LSC is jinxed …

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          • Not only LSC, many films are jinxed being in the wrong time.

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          • I am not sure if any other big bollywood tent-pole got stuck in the midway like LSC has. And now the lead actress is pregnant. Anyways, jinxed or not, the makers are trying hard to bring it back on track. The Ladakh schedule will also be shot in Turkey it seems from the Turkish reports.

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          • I think more than LSC, the movies were already made ready to release and got impacted, those are the ones really hurting because it’s a money sitting without earning any interest.

            A car sitting in salesman parking lot hurts more then the one still being made in factory.

            I know it’s not apple to apple comparison but movies ready to release are stuck will incur almost double release expense. they’ll have to go thru promotion expenses again.

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          • OTT platform is good for medium size and smaller budgeted movies..Big budgeted movies don’t get revenue from all sources…I think in future if big budgeted Bollywood movies are streamed on premiere then they may involve charge, like Troll ($20), Mulan ($30).

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          • If things dont improve soon in India (which seems unlikely at this point), the makers of Sooryavanshi and 83 may rethink and opt for OTT release. Their pockets must be really hurting.

            Btw, how much of Prithviraj is left to shoot? Thats another biggie stranded in the middle.

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          • Also RRR. And others which just started like Gangubai.

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          • Yes, I was also thinking about the Mulan ($30) model for streaming bollywood biggies online.

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      • Kareena might have already shot most of her portions. Even in the original it’s about Forrest Gump’s character and leading lady has about 10% of the role. Maybe few days of work which they can shoot with close ups and VFX to hide the bump(if there’s one by then).

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        • Almost 40% of LSC is left to be shot. So some of Kareena’s part might be left too. She is already 2 months pregnant and wants to complete her parts next month. But Aamir is planning to restart shoot in turkey only in oct. If the baby bump shows by then, they will hv to depend on close ups and vfx.

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  27. According to the call detail records of Rhea, she had called Aamir Khan once while the superstar reverted to her in the form of three SMSs.

    Industry insiders confirmed to IANS that the number mentioned in the CDR list belonged to Aamir.

    There has been much debate over the silence of Bollywood’s three Khans (Salman, Shahrukh and Aamir) in Sushant’s death case till date. And now, Aamir Khan’s name has been found in Rhea’s call records.

    The call records showed that Rhea had made 30 calls to actor Rakul Preet Singh while the latter called her up 14 times. The two also exchanged two SMSs between them.

    The CDR also revealed that Rhea has called Aashiqui 2 fame star Aditya Roy Kapoor 16 times while he made seven calls to her.

    Similarly, she called up Shraddha Kapoor thrice while the latter called her up twice.

    The actor was also in touch with Sonu Ke Titu ki Sweety actor Sunny Singh. Rhea had called him seven times, while the latter called her back four times.

    Similarly, Rana Daggubati, who starred in the Baahubali franchise, was also in touch with Rhea who had called him seven times and he called her back four times.

    Dance maestro Saroj Khan who passed away last month was also in touch with Rhea. According to call records, Rhea called Saroj Khan thrice while the latter called her back twice and the two also shared one SMS.

    The CDR further revealed that Rhea was also in touch with Mahesh Bhatt. In the month of January this year, the two exchanged 16 calls among themselves. Nine calls were made to Bhatt by Rhea while he called her seven times.

    The ED has recorded the statement of Rhea twice, her brother Showik thrice, her father Indrajit once, her ex-manager Shruti Modi thrice, Sushant’s house manager Samuel Miranda twice, her Chartered Accountant Ritesh Shah once, Sushant’s CA Sandeep Sridhar once and Sushant’s sister Mitu Singh once.

    On Monday, a CBI team also recorded the statement of Sushant’s father and his elder sister Rani Singh.

    https://www.news18.com/news/movies/rhea-chakraborty-called-aamir-khan-once-he-reverted-to-her-via-3-texts-suggest-call-records-2779055.html

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  28. Watched Kargil girl Gunjan Saxena. The film lacked energy. Just an ok film. More like a documentary.

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  29. https://boxofficeindia.com/report-details.php?articleid=6076

    Oops!! Bad news for theater doomsayers & Netflix junkies. Only a matter of time before big screen cinema’s back to where it belongs beyond the puny 6 inch screens.

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  30. Working hours among the employed youths fell by nearly a quarter (by an average of two hours a day) and two out of five young people (42 per cent) reported a reduction in their income.

    Young people in low-income countries are the most exposed to reductions in working hours and the resultant contraction in income, the survey said.

    ‘The pandemic is inflicting multiple shocks on young people. It is not only destroying their jobs and employment prospects, but also disrupting their education and training and having a serious impact on their mental well-being,’ ILO Director-General Guy Ryder said.

    According to the survey, a quarter of the young people have done some kind of volunteer work during the pandemic.

    Ensuring that their voices are heard is critical for a more inclusive COVID-19 response, the ILO said, adding that giving youth a chance to articulate their needs and ideas during the decision-making procedures improves effectiveness of policies and programmes.

    https://www.rediff.com/getahead/report/shocking-1-in-2-youth-subject-to-depression-anxiety/20200812.htm

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  31. Back in the day, he was called the whizz-kid of the Hindi film industry.

    Mukul S Anand’s charismatic vision and heightened depiction of human emotions highlighted his cinema of superlatives.

    He never thought small or resisted venturing into dark places.

    This ahead-of-times quality to his entertainment within traditional Indian morality framework found a rousing expression in Amitabh Bachchan’s bombastic bravado and towering intensity.

    He was one of the few filmmakers who understood the Big B’s ageing anger and tapped it on the silver screen in a manner that not only gratified the audience’s love for his heroism but also added new dimensions to his heft.

    It would take several awkward films and filmmakers before AB would find his groove as a superstar outside the ‘angry young man’ construct.

    Agneepath, Hum and Khuda Gawah is a testament to their harmonious actor-director chemistry.

    If it wasn’t for Mukul’s untimely demise in 1997, we’d probably see more of this formidable combination.

    Of the three, Hum is a natural crowd-pleaser.

    If you look beyond the superstar roster of Bachchan, Rajnikant and Govinda demonstrating brotherly love, a chartbuster song whose lack of originality bothered nobody and a proverbial ‘past returns to haunt’ plot in Danny Denzongpa’s scruffy settling of scores, Hum has tons more to offer.

    It has aged stupendously in W B Rao’s stylish, striking camerawork.

    https://www.rediff.com/movies/special/-25-striking-frames-of-hum/20200730.htm

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    • Remember loving his films. Aitbaar was good copy with one great song/gazal.

      Remember liking his sultanat and maha-sangram too.

      However, something lacked in his film. It had all the masala but just didn’t taste all that good in the end, hence none of his films were a big hit. Hum did good but nowhere one expected it to be.

      W.B. Rao made his film look real good.

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      • * Hum did good but nowhere one expected it to be*

        I thought it did pretty well when 3 old men (AB, DK, RK) in respective films were pitted against the young blood of Mads, Sallu, and Baba – and with TERRIFIC music to boot.

        https://web.archive.org/web/20130115230117/http://boxofficeindia.com/showProd.php?itemCat=197&catName=MTk5MQ%3D%3D

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        • Boi is not that reliable. Film Information had Hum as a commission earner overall (although it was superhit in mumbai). It did not do well universally.

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        • who is DK? Dilip Kumar from Saudagar? That was forgettable crap

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          • Yes, from the list, saudagar comes 3rd. And I am not talking of quality here. I was hardly happy with SAAJAN, HUM, and SAUDAGAR. I preferred HUM; but SAAJAN was a close 2nd in terms of quality – for me. The songs and Mads saved the day for me in SAAJAN.

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          • Saudagar was tricky, where grandfathers were lead, but well made masala film. Thsi is what Hum should be. Hum with Ghai (of that time) as a director would have made Hum a huge blockbuster.

            Hum had young (presented to be young) and mid age bachchan.

            Saajan was fun to watch. I wish SP Bala would have had more chances in Hindi songs. He is a gem.

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    • Mukul Anand’s biggest compliment is when a top critic said that all of Amitabh’s movies from 1987 to 2000 are nonsense and unworthy except 3 of Mukul Anand’s movies – Agneepath, Hum and Khuda Gawah.

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  32. Spolers
    And Gunjan Saxena is loved for zero jingoism in a Forces film than what the film is about(a girl’s love for flying). Almost all the liberal critics emphasized this aspec of lack of chest thumping patriotism.

    This film is as dull as a damp cloth. All the actors acted but did not live the parts they acted. And shouting is training a candidate? If you shout like that in a flying thing, the candidate may even go for a wrong move out of tension or out of spite.

    And what is wrong with making rotis? Is it not about feeding the family and keep them in good health? This sort of thing makes one think that cooking, cleaning are for second rate people who are unfit for greater achievements.

    I read that there is one more girl with gunjan. Then she is not the lone lady candidate.

    And the biggest problem is casting.

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  33. https://www.filmcompanion.in/features/hollywood-features/kamala-harris-when-mallika-sherawat-played-her-role-politics-of-love-donald-trump/?utm_source=web&utm_medium=home&utm_campaign=filmcompanion

    When Mallika Sherawat Played Kamala Harris In A Film
    Kamala Harris is Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s running mate. But this is an Indian connection best left unexplored

    POSTED ONAUGUST 13, 20203 MINUTE READBY GAYLE SEQUEIRA

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  34. Srk’s sabbatical is over. Yrf’s Pathan is rolling in Nov this year in UK.

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  35. Bollywood star to channel Kamala Harris
    By Aileen Yoo on July 15, 2009 at 10:38 AM

    https://blog.sfgate.com/scavenger/2009/07/15/bollywood-star-to-channel-kamala-harris/

    Kamala Harris is getting quite a boost from the film industry these days. According to the Chronicle, Hollywood types have donated money to her campaign for California attorney general. Now, Harris, of Indian and African-American descent, is the inspiration behind a Bollywood character. And who exactly will be channeling their inner Harris? Indian mega-star and avid tweeter Mallika Sherawat. She recently announced via Twitter:

    “I’ll B ‘shadowing’ her to research my new film role. I play ‘Aretha Gupta’, inspired by Kamala:-)”

    In an interview with NBC, Sherawat referred to Harris as the “female Barack Obama.” The phrase Gwen Ifill used on “David Letterman” has been picked up by several media outlets in their coverage of Sherawat and her visit to Tweet Central in S.F. on Tuesday. There, she signed autographs, posed for pictures and appeared as star-struck as her fans.

    “I was so honored to be invited. It’s the first time an Asian star has been invited to Twitter ever,” she said.

    Sherawat also got down, Bollywood-style, with employees, while the chief told her in a not-so-veiled way that she was smokin’ hot:

    Evan the Twitter CEO said, the temperature n glamour quotient at Twitter has gone way up! *blush blush* (i warned ya;)

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  36. Not sure what are we talking? Mallika’s movie released in 2011 and forgotten in a day!

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  38. Local outlets and TV crews raced to hunt down an assortment of Harris’s aunts and even a great-uncle who detailed her visits to the sprawling metropolis and her strolls on its humid beaches discussing democracy and equality with her grandfather, a retired government official.

    A prominent local newspaper, The Hindu BusinessLine, carried the headline: “Kamala Devi Harris and the destiny-changing coconuts from Chennai.” The story described Harris’s aunt praying for her victory in the California Senate elections nine years ago by breaking 108 coconuts, a popular religious ritual, at the local temple. The paper quoted Harris phoning her aunt to say, “Chithi (aunt), please pray for me and break coconuts at the temple.”

    Twitter users highlighted her Indianness beginning with the name Kamala, which means lotus in several Indian languages. CNN’s local partner tweeted that “Kamala Harris loves idlis. And, sambhar” — fluffy rice cakes and spicy lentil stew often eaten for breakfast in India.

    https://www.ndtv.com/indians-abroad/kamala-harriss-chennai-connection-sparks-social-media-frenzy-2279352?pfrom=home-topscroll

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  40. To bring the debate to this thread…

    Commented on som one’s positive review of Gunjan Saxena..

    “Will check over the weekend , ask Dad and comment on controversial part…
    BTW, hospitals have many lady doctors with officer ranks… And they are treated very fairly..Operational part is inside secure area, so only people in service can go inside..”

    Gunjan’s comment:
    http://www.english.metrovaartha.com/news/25639/i-was-lucky-to-have-support-from-family-and-iaf–gunjan-saxena

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  41. Happy Independence Day!

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  42. It is most likely that Sushant Singh Rajput will be honoured at this year’s National awards in a very special way. Though the exact nature of the honour is yet to be decided sources close to the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting reveal that the nature and extent of the posthumous recognition will be formulated soon.

    On Independence Day, Sushant Singh Rajput recognised for his contribution to cinema by the California State Assembly

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  44. Anupam said that he wouldn’t want to pass judgement. “I am thankful to him for what he has done for me. Till he one day comes and tells me, or till he is proven otherwise, I will want to give him the benefit of the doubt, only because of the background that I come from. I am not blind, but I will not say anything. I have been taught by my parents and grandparents to not bite the hands that feeds. I am grateful towards him,” he said.

    He added, “As an outsider it is very difficult to see what has happened. If none of us could figure it out, I don’t want to call him up and ask him what has happened. He is a person who likes to give advice, and he has given me advice so many times when I’ve reached out to him. Maybe the advice is right now being construed in such a manner that it is looking very strange and suspicious, but I think he doesn’t need my help, he will deal with his battles.”

    https://www.hindustantimes.com/bollywood/anupam-kher-defends-mahesh-bhatt-against-sushant-singh-rajput-accusations-says-i-am-not-blind-but-i-will-not-say-anything/story-AXF2oPW3sqk1y9KH6VAysI.html

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  45. 45 years of Sholay: Ramesh Sippy revisits the making of the phenomenon
    Ramesh Sippy’s Sholay released 45 years ago today. Making it was a long and arduous journey but it was worth it for the director.

    https://indianexpress.com/article/entertainment/bollywood/45-years-of-sholay-ramesh-sippy-revisits-the-making-of-the-phenomenon-6555964/

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  46. Kangana said that she has been offered tickets ever since she made her debut in Bollywood with the film Gangster. “This is to set the records straight for everyone who thinks I support Modi ji because I want to join politics,my grandfather has been congress MLA for consecutive 15 years,my family is so popular in politics back home that after Gangster almost every year I got offers from Congress,” she said. “From Congress, fortunately after Manikarnika even BJP offered me a ticket, I am obsessed with my work as an artist and never thought about politics so all the trolling that I get for supporting who I want to support as independent thinker need to stop,” she added.

    https://www.hindustantimes.com/bollywood/kangana-ranaut-says-congress-bjp-offered-her-election-tickets-i-am-obsessed-with-my-work-as-an-artist/story-Sek7LVfqNBHS0phCgsQBzL.html

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    • Music maestro AR Rahman on Saturday shared a special rendition of Roja song “Thamizha Thamizha”. The song, released on the occasion of India’s 74th Independence Day, features voices of 65 artistes all across the country who have sung in 5 languages.

      The song celebrates the incredible linguistic diversity of the country and once again stresses that diversity is our strength.

      Despite what you would usually expect, the song does not sound like a hodgepodge. Instead, each voice fits the other like a component of a single device.

      The rendition is titled “Together As One.” “Thamizha Thamizha” was released in Hindi as “Bharat Hum Ko”. Both versions were crooned by Hariharan, who also appears in the song towards the end.

      Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the song was created out of videos shot by individual singers in their homes. After the song, the video credits each and every singer for their contribution.

      https://indianexpress.com/article/entertainment/music/ar-rahman-single-together-as-one-celebrates-india-linguistic-diversity-6556193/

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  48. Former India cricketer Chetan Chauhan passes away
    Chetan Chauhan, the former India batsman and veteran cricket administrator, has died at the age of 73.
    CRICKET Updated: Aug 16, 2020 18:12 IST
    hindustantimes.com
    Hindustan Times, New Delhi

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    • Absolutely true. How I wish it was Tulsi Gabbard! But straight-talking folks hardly stand a chance!

      And this is not something worrying only for Indian-Americans, but Indians anywhere! Hopefully, till Modi and Shah are present, they won’t tolerate pro-pak and pro-china Harris’ agenda…

      ** “Harris” uninformed comments on Kashmir are interference in another sovereign country”s internal matter and are setting up a dangerous precedent for American politics. The fact that the Democrats have shown no understanding of why India has taken the steps it has, makes me think they are purposely being obtuse. How is implementing the Constitution of a sovereign nation across the country discriminatory?” asks Professor Amulya Gurtu of Green Bay, California.

      “Harris needs to brush up her knowledge of Indo-US relations, failing which the votes of admiring Indian-Americans are not likely to translate into votes for the blue ticket.

      “My decision not to support Kamala has nothing whatsoever to do with whether she identifies as Indian or Black. It”s about all the Democrats, including her & Biden, toeing the line for vile Kashmiri terrorists in my ancestral homeland of Kashmir,” said Dr Vasudev Patel, president Federation of Indian-American Association.**

      The ‘principled’ Kamala Harris!!

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  49. Shekhar Gupta reviews Gunjan Saxena!

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    • Brilliant Thread by Soumyadipta, @Soumyadipt
      Must Read !!

      If you deduce the script of #GunjanSaxena, you will realise that the script-writers are Neo Leftists. Their ideology has crept into the narrative and distorted certain facts. Perhaps they were aware of it or maybe, not.
      It’s a bit complex but I will try to explain.

      Thread begins

      Nationalism & patriotism (not in order) are the highest ideals in non-Left narratives.
      But in Neo Left ideology, Nationalism is a dirty word. Patriotism is also defined differently in the Neo Left lexicon.
      Example: I am a proud Indian but that doesn’t mean my country is the best.

      Neo Leftists romanticize the call of duty and falsely relate lofty ideals with ground realities. A passionate pursuit of their ideals often define their planned actions.
      Example: Their dogged pursuit to elevate the minority (or the oppressed) often eclipses ground realities.

      Gender dynamics is overtly shadowed by this Neo Leftist view. The female gender (and LGBTQ) will always be perceived as the oppressed, whether or not it’s a ground reality. The female gender is always oppressed by the majority males.
      This is where Neo Leftists meet Neo Feminist

      Cut to #GunjanSaxena:
      Gunjan wakes up her father from sleep in the wee hours and asks:

      “Papa, I am joining the Airforce because I am passionate about flying. Am I not patriotic?”

      Papa: Beta, Men in uniform are not expected to chant nationalistic slogans (like Jai Shri Ram)

      Papa: Beta, if you follow your passion passionately then you are patriotic. You are passionate about flying. If you do your part of the duty passionately then you are patriotic.
      Don’t let people tell you otherwise.

      This is classic Neo Left appropiation of the narrative

      Reality: Members of the armed forces are supposed to be nationalistic & chant nationalistic slogans during duty. It’s an accepted norm, practice and long standing tradition.
      Example: Jai Hind (Hindustan) is a greeting. Or Bharat Mata Ki Jai is an accepted parting chant for force

      This is supposed to be a film about the armed forces & nationalism should characterise them.
      But in #GunjanSaxena, call of duty and following one’s passion has superseded nationalism while patriotism has been defined ideologically.
      As usual, Neo Leftists ignored ground realities.

      This inference should be ideally explained with citations, texts, references and a bibliography. That is an easier job to do actually.
      But I am not in a University classroom.
      On Twitter, it’s just about the point I am making.
      So, I am oversimplifying this and much is getting lost

      A Neo Leftist mind follows a logical fallacy as a universal truth. The fallacy is as follows:

      All ideologies are wrong
      Left is not an ideology
      Hence, Left Ideology is right

      In fact, the fallacy has characterised the Left Ideology ever since it took shape and then got disfigured
      Leftists view other ideologies with contempt, often with a patronising disposition. This despite, their ideology destroying the political structure in many countries. Yet, they have not cured themselves of this self-imposed handicap. Much like Gandhari, who chose to be blind

      Cut to #GunjanSaxena:

      The script writers had to cherry pick from the book (cover below). While doing that, their ideological blindness crept in and the script started writing itself.
      Result: They started viewing the incidents mentioned there through their own red-tinted glasses

      In their mind, Gunjan Saxena is a lady who invades a male bastion.
      So, she represents females who are in male bastions. Hence, Gunjan is oppressed and minority.
      Left ideology prescribes that the oppressed will struggle for equality with the oppressor.
      Hence the narrative changes.
      The segment of the Udhampur Airforce Training Camp is all about Gunjan Saxena, the proletariat, who is struggling against her oppressors (the male chauvinists) who are trying every trick in the book to dominate her.
      They mock her and even invite her to hand wrestling matches
      The Udhampur training camp segment becomes a narrative of class struggle where the minority struggles against majority. The proletariat is painted in red while the oppressors are doused in every shade of black.
      This not only ruins the film’s narrative but distorts reality as well

      Post Udhampur, #GunjanSaxena starts winning. She answers her call of duty, sticks to her end of the stick and wins over her oppressors.
      In the end, her oppressors are shown to bow down as they applaud her in a group.
      The Proletariat wins the struggle and starts a new order.
      These are few examples.
      You will find Neo Left footprints in many scenes of #GunjanSaxena which messes up an otherwise brilliant narrative.
      Much like the Neo Left ideology, the story of the “class struggle” supersedes actual story-telling.
      The final script is a collateral damage.

      This should have been course corrected pronto. Somebody should have noticed this. There were too many red flags to not ignore this. I doubt if the script has been reviewed. Or may be, the script has been reviewed by a Comrade again. In that case, he or she will find it brilliant!

      The film started as a true story. Then veered towards fiction and became an ideological narrative.
      Expect Leftists to change goalposts & say “what a film should ideally be” or use terms like “creative liberty” to justify.
      Please note their patronising tone peppered with contempt.

      The scriptwriters should introspect. I am sure they won’t. Their ideology says that they are always right and the Right is always wrong.
      It was a complex reading. Hope I was able to explain myself.
      I have tried to oversimplify a complex ideology.
      Sorry for that.

      Thread ends

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  50. ‘Drishyam’ director Nishikant Kamat on life support, fighting for life and death, confirms filmmaker Milap Zaveri

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  51. Hope Nishikant lives long.

    Best of luck and wishes!

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  53. Pandit Jasraj passes away at 90
    With a career spanning almost 80 years, he was a recipient of various prestigious awards and honours including Padma Shri, Padma Bhushan and Padma Vibhushan.

    https://indianexpress.com/article/india/pandit-jasraj-dead-6558591/

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  54. The Khans had refused to meet the pro India Israel PM, but Aamir goes and meets the first lady of Pro Pak and anti Bharat Country …Wah !!

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    • Well Rocky, Aamir is shooting in Turkey and another country for which he is finding locales. He is hugely popular there even before our relations got strained due to Erdogen’s views on Kashmir. It maybe an invitation from the first lady which he must have accepted because he is shooting there. As long as the Indian government does not mind, there is nothing wrong done.
      Aamir is a soft target and people are just waiting to bash him, vilify him. As his not greeting on Independence day, I think he did not greet even on eid. He did not comment on SSR’s death though he was his costar in PK which I found strange. Today Kangana also targetted him quoting an old interview which has lots of add ons afterwards as the comments by ritz and others proved.

      Bash aamir has started with great vigour by the likes of Sumit Kadel.

      As for Netanyahu, we dont know whetehr he was invited.

      If he can hobnob with BJP netas like Modiji and Fadanavis, Raj Thackeray and Mukesh Ambani, why will he refuse to see Netanyahu?

      Even Trump made so many anti Indian moves and almost blackmailed India about that covid drug. He is also friendly with Pakistan most of the time. Then Indian people are still staying in america as american citizens instead of coming back to our country?

      One rule for Turkey, Malaysia and another rule for USA?

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      • Jee Bilkul , I am just reporting .
        The India Ambassador to Turkey is also very happy about Aamir meeting her so obviously this has the approval of the Goverment.
        Lekin the Mood of the nation kuch aur hee hai !!

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        • I know that you never targetted him as far as I remember.

          My only grouse is that he should have expressed grief over the untimely death of SSR.
          And he should have wished fans on I Day.

          These are the basic politically correct things which a big star like him should do atleast for the sake of his fans.

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          • ‘And he should have wished fans on I Day.”

            What about stars who are not on social media? Like Ranbir, Katrina etc. So, is that rule now.. if you are on social media its ‘mandatory’ you wish and if you are not on social you are free. Perfect example of social media image taking over real self!

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        • I like both Aamir and Salman and think that they are both Bharat Premi to the core ( Salman due to the upbringing by his dad Salim Sahab).
          SRK has ties with Tony and Pony kind of guys, so not too sure ..

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          • Aamir is getting roasted in twitter over his meeting with Turkish first lady.

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          • “SRK has ties with Tony and Pony kind of guys, so not too sure ..”

            Media brainwash.. I think SRK is more desh premi than folks living outside of India and who has taken other country’s citizenship over India’s!

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          • I think SRK is more patriotic than any of the khans because unlike other khans, SRK parents were involved in Indias independent movement and it will run in your blood.

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          • If any of the Khans would have taken another country’s citizenship like Akshay did in 2010 (which is very late in career and age) then they would have been kicked out and boycotted 100%. But if Akshay does, he will still get National Award, Padmashree and direct 1 on 1 meeting with the PM. If Aamir takes up Turkey’s citizenship today, will they still make sure Aamir movies and his image is same in India without any boycott?

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          • “I think SRK is more patriotic than any of the khans because unlike other khans, SRK parents were involved in Indias independent movement and it will run in your blood. ”

            Itna kaun sochta hai abhi? Even if you take other country’s citizenship or went out of India for work during young age and now create political connections you will be more patriotic than a person has a family history of serving this country. Besides his father being freedom fighter, SRK’s mom was 1st female lawyer from Hyderabad in 50’s when muslim women were hardly educated. As I said, yeh sab kaun sochta hai..

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      • Are we at war with Turkey? Why would anyone have issue meeting Turkey heads when Aamir is shooting there? Is there a rule that Indians should not be meet Turkey or visit there? Did Aamir break that rule? India has become crappy in this regard. We are going towards an elected autocracy. There is only 1 way to prove your love and patriotism if living in India which is chest thumping and praise India no matter what and then hate everyone in the world who don’t like India’s any reforms or rules. Already they have killed any form of democracy and voicing out actions in the country and now wants to control everyone’s action, where they are visiting and what folks they are meeting. Goondagardi hai bas!

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        • Master, you got it all wrong…

          In todays india, you have to bow down to modi and show unquestionable support to him.

          I hate India, I love modi = ok
          I love india, I don’t like modi = NOT OK

          Simple as that…

          But let’s move on, because some come here just to create tension, not talk about films or anything like that. they just want to come here and post what some ordinary joe/moe says and pretend like it represents millions of people.

          Part of problem, not part of solution…

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          • How can a leader be bigger than country is beyond my imagination? Leaders will come and go.. Country will remain.

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        • I commented elsewhere…

          “Nothing wrong in going and shooting in Turkey (you have to distinguish people from politics) but Ergodan has become anti India in last two years..So I don’t think it is a right move (to meet President or top political leadership); whoever follows politics in India can tell you. It is like meeting Xi Jinping for chit-chat in current state of affairs.”

          I don’t think Aamir is politically aware; I am pretty sure he would have avoided had he known Turkey equations with India.

          recent article in HT:
          https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/erdogan-s-turkey-doesn-t-stop-at-kashmir-barbs-funds-radicalisation-too-official/story-Ct1HpX1q0WLW0exZx8Hv5N.html

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          • Luckily LSC isnt releasing anytime soon. This controversy will pass.

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          • Munna.. meeting President is different than meeting President’s wife. Mostly she’s fan of his movies and wanted to meet while he’s shooting in her city!

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          • Munna, if he is not politically aware then why did he refuse to meet Netanyahu ?

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          • “Munna, if he is not politically aware then why did he refuse to meet Netanyahu ?”

            Did Aamir give a statement he don’t want to meet Netanyahu? Indian Govt sends out request often whenever there is International ambassador. Some make it, some don’t. Ab folks will find conspiracies in that as well.

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          • Well, Xi Jinping is a big fan of aamir’s Dangal and he talked about it with Modiji during his visit to India.
            Once our foreign minister Jaishankar also appreciated this filmi love amongst chinese for aamir’s films and Indian films in general.
            Pakistanis watched Manikarnika and made it a hit.
            Bachchan has big fandom in many muslim countries.

            Political equations change. Malaysia for example.
            Turkey used to be a secular country until Erdogan.
            US used to be less jingoistic under Obama.
            Nepal is another country with fluctuating relationships with India.

            India snubbed Canadian Prime Minister during his visit due to maybe Khalistani ministers in his cabinet. While Xi Jinping and Trump got a red carpet welcome inspite of their many anti Indian stances. How can average Indian know who to avoid and who to embrace?

            But Aamir’s baiters will always have problems with aamir even with his patriotic films like Dangal and MP. Even with SMJ and Paani Foundation. The reason is his political statements in the past. And his religion. And now Turkey! It will be interesting to see his journey.

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  55. “I think he did not greet even on eid. He did not comment on SSR’s death though he was his costar in PK which I found strange”

    No, he was not his co-star, he was just part of the movie. Sushant and Aamir didn’t shoot or meeting during PK at all. They have no relation in anyway except that they are part of a movie but they never met I think. Even if they did, it’s outside of that movie.

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    • There are some actors who are in very though spot like srk, salman, aamir and hrithik. If they say one thing, it will get twisted and present it to brainwashed audience who will believe anything.

      If aamir makes a comment on ssr, within minutes, the media outlet will present it as “Aamir ne Yasraj, Kjo, Bhatt, Salman ke saath jung ched di, etc…”

      If Hrithik would have said something, imagine what kangana would have started posting?

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      • More than Aamir, Dhoni spent 1.5 years with Sushant and he did his biopic and he too didn’t comment anything. But one can’t hold against someone for that action. It’s not illegal or wrong!

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  56. Aamir Khan vs Akshay Kumar

    Aamir Khan = Indian Citizen
    Dangal = Biggest Hit of Indian cinema
    Patriotic: Yes,very
    Women empowerment movie
    Realistic movie with real story
    Aamir went against the grain to play old man and put on weight.
    Political connections = NIL

    Akshay Kumar = Canadian Citizen
    Rustom = Just over 100 crores
    Patriotic = Yes in filmy sense
    Women cheating movie
    Unrealistic movie with real story base
    Akshay took extra effort and added a fake mustache and acted same as he does all the time.
    Political connections = YES, very.

    Best Actor in a leading role = Akshay Kumar for Rustom

    Even who don’t know much about movies, seeing the movie’s poster will know who could have acted better. Even a 5 year old can say!

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  57. I am so itching to comment on a thread on the Rangan’s blog , some really wonderful and insightful comments there , but will not . Too much time needed .

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    • @Rocky –

      I know which thread you are talking about. Request you to stay away from that; it’s a cabal on BR’s blog – BR is the only one who has much sense there when it comes to politics there, not because he belongs to left or right, because he’s a logical human being first – but if you are ready to shoved an English dictionary on your head devoid of any logical and philosophical meanings in flowery English language, go ahead. If nothing, at least you will learn synonyms for bigots, bhakts, sanghis – I feel so bad for Sanjana Sanghi – right-wingers, echo-chamber members, etc., etc. Too bad you cannot appear for CAT!

      I also have a lot to talk about there; but am not interested in adding to the voice

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      • Ha ha , so true AnJo .. That is why I stayed away.
        OT- Bangalore mein hum 28 Buses Khuley aam Jalaengey , Hum Congress key Dalit MLA ka ghar phoonkengey , Hindustan kisi key baap ka thodey na hai !

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  58. For Rocky!

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    • He is so right , ab dekho na Banglore mein peacefuls ney ek dalit MLA ka ghar jala diya, Plice station jala diya lekin Rahul baba kuch bola , nahee bola hain ?
      Kaat key fek dega usska peaceful log maloom .

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  59. Prabhas as Ram in Om Raut’s Ramayan?

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  60. I have been too late to this!!! My mistake, really my bad! What the hell! Didn’t know Pandit Kumar Gandharva passed way!! This is painful! I am glad he lived till 90 and shared his mastery with us! What an artiste!

    On Monday, Pandit Jasraj died in his New Jersey home, the voice that soared and swooped for over eight decades to touch a chord with music lovers the world over, falling silent forever.

    He was 90.

    It was only last year in September that the International Astronomical Union named a minor planet after Jasraj, an honour that was previously only reserved for classical greats like Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven, Luciano Pavarotti — and then Pandit Jasraj.

    The Hindustani vocalist, the first Indian to be honoured so, was considered a great stalwart of classical Indian music.

    https://www.rediff.com/news/report/pandit-jasraj-indian-classical-musics-greatest-voice/20200817.htm

    Munna – would appreciate if you could have a separate post; don’t know how many are interested in classical music but..

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  61. Pandit Jasraj (1930-2020): From up among the pantheon, he brought classical music to everyone
    When the history of classical music is written, Pt Jasraj will be remembered as the gold standard of male voices in a generation of vocalists that included Kishori Amonkar and Girija Devi.

    https://indianexpress.com/article/india/pandit-jasraj-1930-2020-from-up-among-the-pantheon-he-brought-classical-music-to-everyone-6559049/

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  62. Prabhas’s Ramayan is here! Though they didn’t name it that as Nitesh Tiwari wants to make his Ramayan with Hrithi & Deepika!

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  63. https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/blogs/beyond-the-headline/beyond-india-aamir-has-let-down-thousands-slaughtered-by-turkeys-islamo-fascist-regime/

    But after setting the bar on intolerance so high in the country of his birth, it was quite confusing to see Khan taking in the azure waters of the Bosphorus in the home of Turkey’s ‘’Islamo-fascist’’ President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

    The fittingly grateful visage of Aamir Khan in the company of the wannabe caliph’s wife draws immediate parallels to the snap taken of debonair adventurist Charles Lindberg with Adolf Hitler’s aide Hermann Goering in 1938. History tells us that authoritarian regimes are quick to turn photo-ops with celebrities into evidence of legitimacy to discredit those that question their position and actions. If the Nazis blew up the Lindberg handshake into a grand token of universal acceptability, the Turkish ‘proto-dictator’s’ wife was quick to tweet pictures of the engagement with Khan.

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  65. Dharmendra celebrates 54 years of Phool Aur Patthar, says ‘Removing my shirt did wonders for the film as well as for me’
    Dharmendra has shared a video to celebrate 54 years of his career-defining film Phool Aur Patthar. Watch it here.

    https://www.hindustantimes.com/bollywood/dharmendra-celebrates-54-years-of-phool-aur-patthar-says-removing-my-shirt-did-wonders-for-the-film-as-well-as-for-me/story-x5UGvuesKFZJNE870UVi1I.html

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  66. How we distract ourselves, and how we avoid it
    In a video titled ‘Living lightly in a distracted world’, lifestyle influencer Sadia reveals the lessons about being aware of when and how we distract ourselves.

    https://indianexpress.com/article/lifestyle/life-positive/how-we-distract-ourselves-and-how-to-avoid-it-6560257/

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  68. Jai Ho !! Now the real battle begins.

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  69. Now that’s what you call a RIPPING review in the true sense. Never seen Masand, Raja Sen, Taran, Anupama or Nahta analyse a movie with as much depth. Shame that Shekhar Gupta chose such a ridiculous film to not mince words though!

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    • I really dont’ care for review like this because this is not a review of the film, it’s more of a bashing fest.

      How were the dialogues?
      How is the back ground music?
      How is the story?
      How are the songs?
      How is the acting of all cast?
      How is the screenplay?
      How are the costumes?
      etc???

      A review should cover these aspects of film making too. This guy is basically bashing the film.

      I get it that there are a lot of flaws in the film and many liberties taken but come on.

      So his biggest beef is that the story is about real person, so if you title the film Shilpa, a fictional person, than it becomes okay?

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      • He’s a political journalist, not a movie reviewer. And yes all his points are valid. Living through childhood in Army cantonment myself I can tell you, 90% of this web film is not only devoid of facts but completely irresponsible & unpardonable in equal measure.

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  70. Let’s change up the topic little.

    Any bakers here?

    I want a good sweet bread recipe. I know there are plenty of video and recipes on net but just checking if anybody has a recipe that works all the time.

    Also looking for a Makhania biscuit recipe which is light inside. Not the dense type.

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  71. “Khan cartel is crumbling like house of cards.

    Fans of Khans – Switch now!!”

    Khan cartel?! For once, they are not any 1 gang. Just coz media calls them together doesn’t mean they are together or plan or plot. Secondly.. I think we are fortunate and lucky to have them in 90’s and rule them for over 2-3 decades. I don’t see any Khans running in the future India. Only bootlickers like Akshay will keep making pseudo nationalistic movies and earn National awards and box office returns. Such fans deserve only such actors/stars. Na acting ka ‘a’ seekha but bootlickers ka poora ‘b’ aata hai jisko!

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    • Maybe now they may go for a cartel.

      A story.
      A man accuses his wife of having an affair. Though she denied it at first. Again and again he accused her of that. And then she decided to have an affair. And then when he accused her, she simply smiled instead of denying it.
      And with a gender change.
      A woman accuses her husband of having an affair. And so on and so forth.

      Moral of the story. Dont push someone so much.

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  72. Kangana is on fire here –

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    • From one opportunistic right wing scumbag to another. Waiting for Sagarika Ghosh to interview Swara Bhaskar or Anurag Kashyap now for a left handed sequel to the talk of scumbags.

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    • The maximum damage has happened to Kangan’s career , how is she opportunistic ?
      Arnab sitting in Mumbai is bashing Thackrey and NCP and Congress and is facing the heat – how is he opportunistic ?
      Matlab kuch bhee ?

      Now you can say they are both opportunistic to go with the mood of the nation , but nothing wrong in that IMO .
      Contrast this with these Aholes –
      Anubhav Sinha, Khapshyap , Telegraph newspaper all they do is bash Modi all day.
      Not a word against bollywood , or Mahararshtra and W Bengal Govt .

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      • kuch bhee

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      • tumko pata hai, humko pata hai …

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      • “The maximum damage has happened to Kangan’s career , how is she opportunistic ?” ~ any publicity in showbiz is good publicity. Kangana trends a lot more on social media since her senseless tirade against HR and unprovoked attacks on Ranbir & Alia thereafter (without any hint of evidence to back her claims) & of course having a doped big mouth sister as her mouthpiece on twitter.

        “Arnab sitting in Mumbai is bashing Thackrey and NCP and Congress and is facing the heat – how is he opportunistic ?” ~ ever heard of something called TRP’s and viewership? Its the opposite of what NDTV & Sardesai do to get their own trp’s. I’ve said it before, Anurag, Vivek Agnihotri, Swara, Kangana, Arnab, Rajdeep etc etc are all 2 sides of the same coin. Headline hunters, corrupt & experts in one sided propaganda hellbent on dividing a 3 dimensional world into 2 dimensions of the far Left & the far Right.

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      • ever heard of something called TRP’s and viewership

        It is good for health to Read and re read -this is what I wrote too :-
        Now you can say they are both opportunistic to go with the mood of the nation , but nothing wrong in that IMO .

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        • Opportunism is opportunism. Cannot be justified in any manner. After Indira Gandhi’s assassination there was an anti Sikh sentiment across the nation (leading to Sikh riots) and Amitabh Bachchan played along making statements like “khun ka badla khun se lenge”. By your yardstick I guess this is perfectly justified in the name of “mood of the nation”.

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        • Definition of opportunist
          : one that is opportunistic or that practices opportunism
          a slick, shady, amoral opportunist who has only one desire: to get through life without a day of labor
          — Allan Ulrich
          Most burglars are opportunists.

          Definition of opportunism
          : the art, policy, or practice of taking advantage of opportunities or circumstances often with little regard for principles or consequence

          So you are telling me that Arnab and Kangana are shady, no regard for principles and hardworking toh bilkul nahee?

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          • “So you are telling me that Arnab and Kangana are shady, no regard for principles and hardworking toh bilkul nahee?”

            No, that is Khan ‘cartel’. Khans are opportunistic and using Indian hard earned movie and fooling people to watch their movies for 30 years now. Finally Kangana & Arnab came and opened eyes of everyone.

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          • achcha, shocking if true ..you would know better .
            Actually not too shocking regarding SRK , baki dono theek hain.

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          • aaj kee dukaan band …

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          • “Actually not too shocking regarding SRK ”

            Yes, SRK is Amitabh’s son and he was superstar even before he thought about acting and as you said shady, no regard for principles and hardworking toh bilkul nahee.

            Correct. Your dukaan needs to be sealed, not bandh! 🙂

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          • MASTERRR, meri dukan for Profit hai bhai, please Banglore style mob mat peechey laga dena dukaan seal karney key liye, bahut loss ho jaayega bhai.

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  73. I am happy there is activity on blog after some lull but lets avoid getting rancorous with each other…criticism of Stars is a fair game…Of course everything in civil way.

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  74. So the speed of it was where it would go around the earth in about 15 minutes? Holy Crap.

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  75. Superb Points by Harsh Vardhan Tripathi , I really enjoy his videos.

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