Drishyam 2 and the rest of the box office

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  2. 2021 YRF releases. Prithviraj, their biggest investment till date (incl their 2022 movies on the floor like Pathaan (90 cr)and Tiger, a 100 cr cost hyped to be over 300 cr) is a Diwali release.

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    • Smart investment, if true, by Yashraj, since either or both films would gross much higher than Prithviraj in all probability.

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      • Smart investment but only with Pathaan.
        Between Pathaan or Tiger , i will take Pathaan anyday.
        Tiger is a spent franchisee now…like Danbangg3 , Tiger 3 would fizzle out.
        Pathaan is surely sounding more interesting and with Deepika, SRK and John this is actually my biggest film of 2022.

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  4. This is what pseudo Liberalism looks like –

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  5. Drishyam 2 is a worthy sequel. It is a pleasure to watch Mohanlal.
    Cant say anything more because it will spoil the fun to would be viewers.

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  6. MUMBAI: Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan’s residence in Jalsa witnessed an increase in its security, following Maharashtra Congress chief Nana Patole’s threat to stop the shoot of the star’s films.

    Outside the 78-year-old actor’s Juhu residence, a police car could be seen stationed along with two police officers and barriers. Amitabh’s personal security guards were also commissioned along with increased security.

    This increase in security comes after Patole took an aggressive stand against celebrities who during the Congress rule had been critical of the Central government over fuel prices but are now perceived to be mute even though the rates have only shot up higher than ever before.

    The state party chief went on to the extent of threatening to stop the screening and shooting of movies involving stars like Bachchan and Akshay Kumar if they didn’t speak up now as they did before.

    https://www.newindianexpress.com/entertainment/hindi/2021/feb/20/security-increased-at-amitabh-bachchans-residence-after-nana-patolesthreat-2266667.html

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    • This good for nothing, pathetic sham of a coalition government has no other work except for dance around pointless matters like Amitabh Bachchan, Sachin Tendulkar, Kangana & Akshay Kumar. Covid management in Maharashtra is a complete joke. Even an infrastructurally inferior UP with double the population density has handled the pandemic better than this so called commercial hub of India boasting of 2 major metros and few of the most economically developed tier 2 cities. The only response these BMC clowns and their corrupt political hooligans know is that of curfews and lockdowns. They lag behind in testing, their TPR is a joke and their CFR is among the worst in the country (competing with the illiterate land of druggie Punjabis). “Hafta Vasooli” from law abiding citizens and imposition of back breaking & livelihood shattering lockdowns is the standard response of this unholy coalition that’s been India’s only black spot in an otherwise brave & robust Covid response.

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  8. https://indianexpress.com/article/entertainment/bollywood/dasvi-first-look-abhishek-bachchan-is-ganga-ram-chaudhary-7199606/

    Actor Abhishek Bachchan on Monday announced that he will be seen in Dinesh Vijan’s upcoming social comedy, Dasvi, next. The actor would play the character the character of Ganga Ram Chaudhary in the film, which also features Yami Gautam and Nimrat Kaur.

    Dasvi, written by Ritesh Shah, went on floors on Monday. It is being directed by debutante Tushar Jalota. Abhishek took to Instagram to share his look from the film. Sporting a muffler and wearing a stud, Abhishek as Ganga Ram Chaudhary stares right at the camera displaying a certain smugness.

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  9. A discussion on Nolan and his films…though don’t agree with everything, an interesting conversation…

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    • So Rangan feels “sameness” in Inception, Interstellar, Dunkirk & Tenet. I guess he’s better off sticking to cheap retrograde Tamil masala film reviews. And the lack of emotional connect nonsense about Dunkirk has been done to death. Dunkirk is an unconventional masterpiece that’s a theme based war movie than a character oriented one. Full metal jacket, SPR, Fury etc are essentially similar in narrative. Dunkirk took a different bolder & unconventional approach where you don’t feel for one but 400000 characters at once just like how it is in a war. Saying that Dunkirk’s not immersive on the imax screen is complete bs! I’ve read quite a few BR reviews but sorry to say, barring reviewing masala genre he’s a complete hack masquerading as an intellect.

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      • I wouldn’t be so harsh on BR. He does say he really loves Nolan’s thinking. He has lot of admiration for him. He has the right to say what he doesn’t like in his latter-films. But I agree totally with you, he totally missed the point with DUNKIRK. It was just not about a single character; it was about a collective fight and large swath of folks caught in a situation where there are contradictory feelings like being brave for the country while fearing for one’s life. It was never about a ‘memorable’ character to walk away with. Even a Shakespearean actor like Kenneth Branagh was reduced to a character, and rightly so.

        But yes, I do agree with BR that I would love to see Nolan take on a non-scientific, a fun film – since for me at least, the most serious of film-makers have a fantastic sense of humor that is highly subtle: Case in point – Martin Scorsese – ‘THE KING OF COMEDY’

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  10. Female TV cartoon characters must wear hijab, Iran’s Khamenei decrees
    By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Mallika Soni
    PUBLISHED ON FEB 23, 2021 06:23 PM IST
    Political activists in Iran condemned the fatwa, calling it ‘toxic’.

    https://www.hindustantimes.com/world-news/female-tv-cartoon-characters-must-wear-hijab-iran-s-khamenei-decrees-101614083700859.html

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  11. PLANO, Texas (AP) — A misdemeanor charge has been dropped against a Black man who was arrested last week for walking home on a street during a snowstorm in Texas.

    Rodney Reese, 18, was arrested Feb. 16 in Plano and charged with being a pedestrian in the roadway, news outlets reported.

    Police said officers received a call about a Black man seen stumbling along in the middle of the snowy street wearing a short-sleeved shirt and were sent to perform a wellness check.

    https://www.huffpost.com/entry/charge-dropped-against-rodney-reese_n_6035081dc5b673b19b6b536c

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  12. Drishyam 2 : Classic case of a needless sequel. Bizarre over the top plot twists inserted into a 153 minute snoozefest that’s neither got the edge of the prequel and not the thrill. The climax is silly enough to make you hate every character associated with the story. Part 1 had the near perfect climax that neither required nor deserved a sequel that’s more in tune with cheap thrills from Abbas Mustan films. 2/5

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  13. Last night I watched the Kapil Sharma show on ‘Chichore’ and I was jolted by SSR’s behavior. He appeared extremely fidgety, nervous, hesitant, and anxious. It looked like he was pretending he was enjoying the show.

    And it was shocking to see even Kapil ignore SSR! There were more questions and more appreciation for Shraddha Kapoor! Even Varun Sharma and Naveen Polishetty got more time!!!!

    It is hardly shocking that tu@#$t like Karan Johar do these kind of things, but didn’t know this attitude toward SSR had seeped so, so, deeply in Bollywood…

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  14. From sutli bomb to air balloon — the many memes inspired by Priyanka Chopra’s green orb dress
    Priyanka Chopra just showed all that she’s got a pretty cool sense of humour as she shared a bunch of her favourite memes, inspired by her orb dress.

    By: Trends Desk | New Delhi |
    Updated: February 24, 2021 12:27:05 pm

    https://indianexpress.com/article/trending/trending-in-india/priyanka-chopra-green-polka-dot-orb-dress-memes-7202392/

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  15. BREAKING: It’s Thalaivi vs Bunty Aur Babli 2, as Kangana Ranaut to take on Rani Mukerji, Saif Ali Khan at box-office
    ByBollywood Hungama News NetworkCreated: Feb 24, 2021 – 17:52 IST

    On Wednesday morning, Kangana Ranaut announced that she will be making a special announcement at 6:35 pm today about her next film, Thalaivi, which is the biopic of Jayalalithaa. On slight investigation, Bollywood Hungama has learnt that the makers are unveiling a motion teaser poster of the film with it’s release date. According to a trade source, the film is confirmed to hit the big screen on April 23, 2021 in multiple Indian languages.

    BREAKING: It’s Alia Bhatt vs Prabhas as Gangubai Kathiawadi to take on Radhe Shyam at the box-office on July 30
    ByBollywood Hungama News NetworkUpdated: Feb 24, 2021 – 12:16 IST

    On the occasion of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s birthday, the team of Gangubai Kathiawadi are all set to come up with a special teaser today, and a little birdie tells Bollywood Hungama that with the teaser, they will also announce the release date of this much awaited epic. A source close to the development reveals that the Alia Bhatt film is set to release at the box-office on July 30. “The team of Gangubai has been contemplating on multiple release dates, and have finally zeroed in on July 30 as its release date,” the source told Bollywood Hungama.

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    • Vaccination is helping a lot in UK. The positive cases are dropping big. Now a plan with dates is in place to open things up. By June 21st the target is everything to be open. Till then it is step by step reduction in restrictions. This is the only thing UK has done well – Vaccinations. All my uncles and aunts are pretty much done with 1st dose.
      Unfortunately my dad’s brother in law did pass away a couple of weeks ago. He had loads of health issues but going to hospital and catching covid there was an awful end.

      Even 40 somethings are getting vaccines. This is the best way out.

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  17. Oscars 2021: Priyanka Chopra’s ‘The White Tiger’, Surya’s ‘Soorarai Pottru’, Nila Madhab Panda’s ‘Kalira Atita’ among 366 films eligible for Best Picture Academy Award

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  18. Ismail Darbar reunites with Sanjay Leela Bhansali for Heera Mandi; to compose nearly 25 songs

    https://www.bollywoodhungama.com/news/bollywood/salman-khan-katrina-kaif-emraan-hashmi-attend-puja-yrf-tiger-3-starts-shooting/

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  19. https://www.boxofficeindia.com/report-details.php?articleid=6163

    Release Schedule Updated – Mumbai Cinemas To Remain Open

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  20. sanjana Says:

    https://indianexpress.com/article/world/prince-harry-tells-oprah-he-worried-history-would-repeat-itself-7209193/

    Prince Harry tells Oprah he worried history would repeat itself
    “I’m just really relieved and happy to be sitting here talking to you with my wife by my side,” Harry said. “Because I can’t imagine what it must have been like for her (Diana), going through this process by herself all those years ago.

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    https://www.bollywoodhungama.com/box-office-collections/filterbycountry/IND/2020

    So TENET finally ended its 12 week box office run in India with a final nett collection of 12.5-13 Cr, that’s 25-30% higher than initial estimates despite 50% occupancy, the pandemic at its peak in Delhi-NCR during time of release and perpetual fear of a second wave. TENET’s 100% success record outside of the North American market remains intact.

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  23. Neera Tanden withdraws her nomination as White House budget chief
    Joe Biden accepted Neera Tanden’s withdrawal and indicated that she might be brought in the administration in some other capacity. Her withdrawal marks the first high-profile defeat of one of Biden’s nominees.
    https://indianexpress.com/article/world/neera-tanden-withdraws-her-nomination-as-white-house-budget-chief-7211843/

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    Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap, Actor Taapsee Pannu Face Income Tax Raids
    Searches took place at nearly 20 locations in Mumbai and Pune, including premises linked to a talent agency as well as Phantom Films, co-promoted by Anurag Kashyap and producer Vikas Bahl, and producer Madhu Mantena, who is also linked to the production house.

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    But, deep down, did I not already know this? Even before those scholarship applications, the hours of waiting and preparation, the queues outside visa offices, did I not know that the nation-state, at its most atavistic, is an exclusive club? You either belong or you are the outsider. In the US, they have the perfect word for us: aliens.

    https://scroll.in/global/988259/first-brexit-made-me-feel-an-outsider-in-britain-now-covid-19-has-made-me-feel-unwanted-in-india

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    After the blockbuster success of Scam 1992, Hansal Mehta is all set to return with the next season. Tentatively titled ‘Scam 2003: The Curious Case of Abdul Karim Telgi’, the series will delve into the life of Abdul Karim Telgi, who earned a fortune by printing fake stamp paper.

    https://indianexpress.com/article/entertainment/web-series/scam-2003-who-was-abdul-karim-telgi-his-story-of-rise-and-fall-7213739/

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  31. In a recent announcement made, it has been revealed that Fatima Sana Shaikh will be seen playing the lead role in the official Hindi remake of the Tamil film, Aruvi. The movie will be a drama-comedy directed by E. Niwas where a girl will try to bring out the horrors of the consumerist and misogynistic nature of society. The film will be under the banner of Applause Entertainment and is co-produced by Viki Rajani of Faith Films. A picture of Fatima Sana Shaikh has been posted along with the makers as a part of the announcement.

    https://www.bollywoodhungama.com/news/bollywood/fatima-sana-shaikh-star-official-remake-tamil-film-aruvi/

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  32. sanjana Says:

    Supreme Court Relief For Amazon India Head; Says “No Teeth” In OTT Rules

    Government rules on social media and OTT (Over The Top) platforms “have no teeth” and thus no power for prosecution, said the Supreme Court as it granted relief from arrest to India head of Amazon Aparna Purohit in the ongoing investigation against the web series ‘Tandav’.
    “There is no mechanism to control social media platforms. Without legislation you (government ) cannot control it,” said the top court bench while hearing Ms Purohit’s appeal against the Allahabad High Court’s February 25 order declining anticipatory bail to her.

    https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/amazon-prime-india-head-aparna-purohit-should-not-be-arrested-says-supreme-court-in-case-against-web-series-tandav-2384249?pfrom=home-ndtv_bigstory

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    The release date decision of Sooryavanshi is imminent now and is likely to happen sometime next week. It is a much awaited film as its the one which is expected to bring back a larger audience to the theatres across the circuits where Hindi films dominate.

    Sooryavanshi has had a roller coaster ride this year as the film did not look like meeting its Holi / Easter date in early January but then the occupancy rise to 100% changed that in late January. Then most of February was spent with the makers and exhibitors unable to come to an agreement. This was sorted at the end of the month as makers agreed to most of the terms of the exhibitors.

    But just as terms were settled verbally then the rise in covid19 cases in Maharashtra has put its release in doubt. There are many restrictions in some cities of Maharashtra with a big city like Pune on night curfew till March 14th. Mumbai city is fine at the moment in terms of restrictions but it is not known what will happen in the near future.

    There were also rumours in the market last week that a film like Roohi due for release in a week may get pushed but that can probably get away a with it but for Sooryavanshi it will be Maharashtra leading the way which is the case for most Rohit Shetty films. Maharashtra will contribute a near 40% ratio for the film rather than the 28% normal average which means the film cannot afford Maharashtra cities to be heavily restricted in the state.

    In January when the 50% occupancy restrictions were lifted it was hoped that by April most of the states would be allowing 100% occupancy including Maharashtra. Now this looks impossible and in all likelihood if Sooryavanshi releases in April it will be with Maharashtra theatres screening it with 50% occupancy. Maybe with just this the makers may have taken a chance but now there is fear of further restrictions in cities of Maharashtra which does put the release of the film in doubt in April.

    At present its a 50-50 call for an April release and a drop in cases in Maharashtra over the next few days could swing it in a favour of an April release. According the grapevine the decision will me made in the next few days and if it is to be an Easter release then the announcement will come next week with the trailer to follow. If the film gets pushed which will be likely to be June and the date of 1983 then there could also be confirmation or the studio may just wait to announce.

    https://www.boxofficeindia.com/report-details.php?articleid=6165

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    • sanjana Says:

      Local trains sometimes are running almost empty during non peak hours which was unseen before the pandemic. The seats are marked with social distancing norms kept in mind. Many are getting accustomed to travel by roads which takes longer time. Let us see what happens when a really big bollywood film releases here in Maharashtra. Who will be the first one to take the challenge?

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    https://www.rediff.com/movies/report/ram-gopal-varma-dawood-will-love-this/20210305.htm

    Sanjay Gupta and you share a lifelong passion for films on the underworld. What is your opinion on his cinema?

    I believe in being raw and realistic whereas he believes in style.

    Ram Gopal Varma is all set to release his latest film D Company on March 26, just a week after Sanjay Gupta’s version of the underworld in Mumbai Saga.

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    Fighting odds for months, son takes home mother who was rescued from city brothel
    The 45-year-old woman from West Bengal was lured to Pune on assurance of a good job.

    https://indianexpress.com/article/cities/pune/fighting-odds-for-months-son-takes-home-mother-who-was-rescued-from-city-brothel-7217488/

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  37. The web series include Finding Anamika, written by Sri Rao and Nisha Mehta, directed by Karishma Kohli and Bejoy Nambiar and starring Madhuri Dixit, Manav Kaul and Sanjay Kapoor. The synopsis: “This is a suspenseful family drama about a global superstar, wife, and mom who suddenly vanishes without a trace. As police and loved ones search for answers to her disappearance, her perfectly crafted facade is stripped away, revealing hidden truths and painful lies in the life of an iconic actress.”

    https://scroll.in/reel/988274/netflix-2021-slate-films-haseen-dillruba-and-navarasa-madhuri-dixit-series-and-ray-tribute

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    French Billionaire Olivier Dassault Killed In Helicopter Crash: Report
    Parliamentary and probe sources told news agency AFP that French billionaire politician Olivier Dassault was killed in a helicopter crash.

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    On Sahir Ludhianvi’s 100th birth anniversary, remembering his timeless, passionate lyrics
    Born as Abdul Hayee, he is said to have taken the pen name of Sahir after chancing upon the word while reading Iqbal’s poems. Sahir, an Urdu word, means enchanting, or someone who can work a spell on you with his magic. Now isn’t that perfectly fitting?

    https://indianexpress.com/article/entertainment/music/sahir-ludhianvis-100th-birth-anniversary-remembering-his-timeless-passionate-lyrics-7211030/

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  40. sanjana Says:

    Starring Alia Bhatt, Shefali Shah, Vijay Varma and Roshan Mathew, Darlings is a unique story of a quirky mother-daughter duo navigating through crazy circumstances as they try to find their place in the world. The dark comedy is set in Mumbai against the backdrop of a conservative lower middle-class neighbourhood and traces the lives of these two women as they find courage and love in exceptional circumstances.

    Written by Parveez Shaikh and Jasmeet, Darlings is being produced by Gauri Khan, Alia Bhatt and Gaurav Verma. It is a Red Chillies Entertainment and Eternal Sunshine presentation of a Red Chillies Entertainment production, The film goes on floors this month.

    Gulzar and Vishal Bhardwaj join the team of Alia Bhatt starrer Darlings
    ByBollywood Hungama News NetworkCreated: Mar 8, 2021 – 11:30 IST

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    Simi Garewal calls Meghan Markle liar after viral Oprah interview. Twitter reacts
    Simi Garewal took to Twitter today to say that she did not believe a word that Meghan Markle said on Oprah Winfrey’s interview. She called her evil and a liar.
    https://www.indiatoday.in/trending-news/story/simi-grewal-calls-meghan-markle-liar-after-viral-oprah-interview-twitter-reacts-1776899-2021-03-08

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  43. sanjana Says:

    Bombay Begums has an interesting story and there are unexpected twists till the end. All have acted well. Watch it.
    There are too many sex scenes. So family watching is ruled out. There are cliches. But not boring. Overall an interesting series and there is a cliff hanger which may lead to another series.

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    • jayshah Says:

      ROFLMAO. I really am on the fence with this.

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    • London: Meghan’s father Thomas Markle said on Tuesday that he did not think the British royal family was racist, and hoped that an alleged remark from a family member about the darkness of the skin of Meghan’s son was just a “dumb question”.
      Meghan said that her son Archie, now aged one, had been denied the title of prince because there were concerns within the royal family about “about how dark his skin might be when he’s born”.

      “I have great respect for the royals, and I don’t think the British royal family are racist at all. I don’t think the British are racist, I think Los Angeles is racist, California is a racist, but I don’t think the Brits are,” Markle told ITV.

      https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/meghans-father-says-the-british-royals-are-not-racist-at-all-2386875?pfrom=home-ndtv_topstories

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      • Britain has a racism problem for sure. It’s maybe not as in your face and obvious as USA, or say structural but there is a racism issue.
        I am not sure where one can make such a blanket statement like that.

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        • For Black women in particular, Meghan’s arrival at Buckingham Palace was a truly profound moment. The Black women in my family and office wondered aloud: Will a helicopter land in the Peckham or Seven Sisters neighborhoods of London so Meghan can go buy hair and skin care products? Will she be allowed to go natural, or will royal protocol demand she straighten her hair? Will she be allowed to speak on Black issues? When something is happening in the community, will she be able to be a voice for us?

          Some of this was in jest, but the thinking was obvious: Would she be allowed to be herself, a woman of color? Following Meghan’s interview, they now have a resounding answer to their overarching question.

          https://foreignpolicy.com/2021/03/08/meghan-markle-harry-interview-oprah-black-britons-monarchy-trust/

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          • Enlightening read. I’m quite shocked by the UK stats but not surprised.
            I’ve worked with a couple of black people in my jobs, I’ve no influence on their wage but I’m very surprised to learn the money they get vis a vis counterparts. 2 people is a tiny sample of course.

            With Brexit and Mexit, UK is really getting awful press.
            Definitely this issue should NEVER have found its way onto TV.
            I’m not feeling sorry for 2 very rich, entitled people but I can see how easily this could unfold like this.

            This is The Crown material for Season 9. That show is obviously not factual but it does give a glimpse of how Royals live life. There is suffocation if you are not next in line.
            UK has missed an opportunity here IMO.

            100% these 2 are milking it and earning money via scandal.

            Weird situation where no one seems to be right in any sense. All a bunch of idiots.

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          • There is a point to be made that Harry and Meghan have had it much much worse than pedo Epstein’s pal Prince Andrew. Nothing raises red flags like this, and I think that’s also why the US has been more anti-RF.

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          • Totally. No denying that.

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    • It’s really unbelievable and it’s hard to trust anyone who’s Priyanka Chopra’s buddy would be genuine.

      But on the other hand, any of the bombshells, if conclusive, are just bad, bad news for the RF.

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      • jayshah Says:

        It would be surprising if things aren’t true. The British press are very split. The US probably siding with Meghan.

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  44. Shivaay Says:

    Quite amusing to witness all the Woman’s day rhetoric in a nation where a woman’s biggest enemy is a woman herself. At least discuss the skewed gender ratio for a change instead of harping about female CEOs and sportswomen that the media’s been doing for 20 years now. You cannot celebrate the success of 0.01% of the privileged urban women while allow the remaining 99.9% to fend for themselves. Every public place, bazaar, mall, mandi, public bus, airplane etc and hotel has a 70:30 outdoor gender ratio in this country. Even a lingerie store has more than half the salespersons who’re male! So much for woman empowerment rants.

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  45. sanjana Says:

    Queen Elizabeth responds to Harry and Meghan’s accusations
    Here is the statement from Buckingham Palace, issued on behalf of Elizabeth: “The whole family is saddened to learn the full extent of how challenging the last few years have been for Harry and Meghan. ”
    https://indianexpress.com/article/world/queen-elizabeth-responds-to-harry-and-meghans-accusations-7221541/

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  46. https://boxofficeindia.com/report-details.php?articleid=6166

    When Bollywood producers procrastinated and chickened out of a release during X’mas/New Year while the Covid situation was much better and now are struggling to find a release with Maharashtra cities going into night curfews. Serves them right, but as usual its the exhibitors & distributors who’re gonna take the hit for the misadventures of the rogue producers. Distributors of Master & Krack are having the last laugh as expected.

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  47. Do listen – I still think they are doing things the wrong way but maybe the choices are limited.

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