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Indiawaali Maa: Sheen Dass Sheds 8 Kilos for Her Role in Sony TV Show

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Indiawaali Maa: Sheen Dass Sheds 8 Kilos for Her Role in Sony TV Show

Actress Sheen Dass has lost almost eight kilos for her role in new TV show, Indiawaali Maa. “During lockdown, I have piled on extra weight by staying at home and eating all the delicacies that my mother and I cooked. But when I was told about the resuming of shoot, I followed a strict diet and started eating healthy. Kaun Banega Crorepati 12: Amitabh Bachchan Gives Us a Glimpse of ‘Precautionary Measures’ Taken While Filming the Sony TV Show (View Pics)

The outcome is I have shed at least eight kilos over the past few weeks. I have been jogging a lot and waking up early in the morning to work on my physical strengths,” Sheen shared. She is currently seen as Chinamma on the show. “I am dedicated to my work and lucky enough to get the opportunity to don the role of Chinamma, who is an independent and carefree girl and has a US lifestyle. Kaun Banega Crorepati 12: Amitabh Bachchan Shares Pic from the Sets of Sony TV Show

I am really looking forward to the viewers’ opinions,” she added. “Indiawaali Maa”, which also features Suchitra Trivedi and Akshay Mhatre, airs on Sony Entertainment Television.

(The above story first appeared on Onhike on Sep 11, 2020 02:00 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website onhike.com).

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Hathras Gang Rape: Why Twitterati Is Recalling Anubhav Sinha’s Article 15, Starring Ayushmann Khurrana, in the Wake of the Horrifying Tragedy

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Hathras Gang Rape: Why Twitterati Is Recalling Anubhav Sinha’s Article 15, Starring Ayushmann Khurrana, in the Wake of the Horrifying Tragedy

In Anubhav Sinha’s Article 15, three Dalit girls were gang-raped by a bunch of upper caste men in a village in Uttar Pradesh. Two of them were killed and hung by a tree, with the police claiming they died by suicide after they were caught by their family members in a forbidden affair. Instead of the real culprits, the family members are taken away, and the corrupts police officials try to bury the matter. It is only through the investigation of the missing third girl that the horrifying truth stumbles out. Although we were kept in the loop about it right in the start itself. Article 15 Movie Review: A Brilliantly Cast Ayushmann Khurrana Pricks Your Conscience in Anubhav Sinha’s Gripping Social Drama.

But what made Article 15 scarier is when it digs out the nexus between these criminals and the cops in charge of the investigation, and we see the lines being blurred. Even more, it shows an uncomfortable glimpse of the caste politics still deeply entrenched in our society, especially in the interiors, of how the privilege of being born in an upper caste becomes your kavach and kundal. The last point angering many of the film’s rightwing detractors, quite obviously.

At the time of its release, Article 15 received positive reviews and performed decently at the box office, though not up to the kind of performance an Ayushmann Khurrana movie usually does.

Article 15 actually received more attention when it began streaming on Netflix. Now, an year later, the movie is being remembered by Twitterati, in the wake of the horrifying crime that happened in Hathras, Uttar Pradesh. Hathras Gangrape: Girl Raped by 4 Men in UP Dies at Safdarjung Hospital in Delhi.

Sure, what’s shown in Article 15 and what happened with the brave but doomed victim of the Hathras gangrape may have run differently. Instead of three, we have one victim, who we lost a few hours back in a shocking display of apathy. There is no benevolent ‘Brahminical’ saviour in the form of ASP Ayan Ranjan (Ayushmann Khurrana), who wants to provide justice to the victims come what may. Instead, we have a group of hard-working ground reporters trying to uncover the truth, instead of another bunch back in Mumbai chasing after celeb cars.

But we also cannot dismiss the similarities. Sadly, there have been plenty of atrocities committed to women in not just Uttar Pradesh, but also all over the country. What made Hathras horror being singled out for outrage is not just the revelation of the brutalities being committed to the victim, but also how the system allegedly trying to cover up the incident. From an MLA claiming there was no rape to the police allegedly performing the last rites of the girl’s body without family’s permission, what’s happening in Hathras feels something out of a film. The scary part is, it isn’t.

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We also have been hearing certain murmurs that the culprits might go the Vikas Dubey way. BJP leader Kailash Vijayvargiya even hinted at that on camera in his statement to the media.

Which once again brings us back to Article 15, where Manoj Pahwa’s Circle Officer Bhramadutt Singh, a corrupt officer also part of the crime, kills two of the underground culprits and stages them as encounters.

What’s more shocking about the tragedy itself – as if that’s even possible, oh yes it is – is how some of the pro-BJP supporters have reacted to the crime. Some have tried to downplay the caste angle, when it is clearly a caste atrocity, while others have even tried to deny that rape has happened! Hathras Gang-Rape Victim Cremated in Dead of Night; Kin Allege Police Did It Forcibly.

Did I also mention there was also a protest held to release the arrested culprits?

When Article 15 came out, like I mentioned before, it fluttered the wings of many staunch right-wing radicals, most of them belonging to upper castes. Many called the film a ‘caste propaganda’, accusing Anubhav Sinha of overselling the ground reality there. Interestingly, just recently, Kangana Ranaut had tweeted, “Cast system has been rejected by modern Indians, in small towns every one knows it’s not acceptable anymore by law and order its nothing more than a sadistic pleasure for few, only our constitution is holding on to it in terms of reservations. (sic)”. But just because you want to live like an ostrich who blissfully buries its head in the ground, there is no denying the stench of the caste politics around you.

Now people are truly drawing parallels with Article 15 to that of the Hathras tragedy.

Check Out The Twitterati Who Were Remembering Article 15:

Article 15 is ‘Just a Movie’! Haah!

Total Exaggeration?

Now: IRL.

Nothing Changed

Not A Movie

Propaganda?

Not a Mere Routine Crime

Some of the big and powerful has been silent over this crime. A dialogue in Article 15 also sums up these characters for us, when Ayan Ranjan says the below to CBI Officer Panikar (Nasser), during a probe.

Stills from Article 15 (Photo Credit: Twitter)

Interestingly, while Sinha has been vocal in criticising over many issues affecting the country, the lead actor has been silent over what’s happening around them. Despite the fact that he was recently chosen as the youngest Indian in Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People of 2020.

Before I conclude, let me take a page out of Khurrana’s character in the film, and remind you once again what Article 15 in out constitution stands for.

Article 15 in The Constitution Of India 1949 (Photo Credit: Indian Kanoon)

I remember the little dilemma I had when I was to compile the best scenes of 2019 in Bollywood. Two scenes in Article 15 stuck with me the most to qualify for the list. One was the very powerful, almost nauseating scene of a closeup scene of a Dalit sewage worker coming out of a sludge-filled manhole.

But I am generally a hopeful person, so I went with the other scene. It was the finale of the film – of all the cops in Ayan’s man-hunt team sitting together regardless of their caste and creed and sharing food, as a truck drives by with a board ‘Mera Bharat Mahaan‘. In these times, such a scene feels as if it belongs to a fantasy film, and yet I do have a hope for humanity, for its inherent justice and belief in the prayers for those wanting justice for Bharat Ki Beti. Or rather, Betiyaan.

(The opinions expressed in the above article are of the author and do not reflect the stand or position of Onhike.)

(The above story first appeared on Onhike on Sep 30, 2020 08:35 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website onhike.com).

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Unlock 5: Multiplexes and Single Screens to Finally Re-open from October 15 with 50% Capacity

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Unlock 5: Multiplexes and Single Screens to Finally Re-open from October 15 with 50% Capacity

Yes, it is finally happening! Theatre chain owners can finally heave a sigh of relief as the centre has agreed to re-open them from October 15. As per the new guidelines issued by Ministry of Home Affairs, multiplexes and single screens theatres will be allowed to re-open after a long gap of almost six months. The cinema industry suffered the most amid the lockdown and the government has finally decided to erase all their worries. Of course, the reopening comes with a big catch.

As per the new guidelines, theatres chains can only function at 50 per cent capacity for now. This would ensure all the safety precautions and social distancing measures are in place. The multiplex association of India had earlier drafted a fool-proof plan that included timely sanitisation of theatre premises and digitisation of the ticket booking process so as to minimise all the human contact. With the centre finally giving its approval, we can expect some big releases to hit the big screens during the upcoming festive season.

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Ranveer Singh’s ’83 and Akshay Kumar’s Sooryavanshi are among the major names that are expected to hit the screens in Diwali and Christman weekend this year, now that theatres are allowed to re-open. The shutdown on cinema houses was earlier announced in March 2020. Their reopening also means if we’ll be able to watch Christopher Nolan’s Tenet on the big screens. India was among the few countries where Warner Bros couldn’t release this movie. But now with new guidelines in place, they will certainly have a chance to explore the Indian box office.

(The above story first appeared on Onhike on Sep 30, 2020 08:32 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website onhike.com).

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Tiger Shroff’s Consecutive Backflips Prove He Is Not Less than a Superhuman (Watch Video)

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Tiger Shroff’s Consecutive Backflips Prove He Is Not Less than a Superhuman (Watch Video)

Bollywood action star and fitness enthusiast Tiger Shroff has stunned fans once again with his agility. In a new video he posted on Instagram, Tiger pulls off consecutive backflips with ease. Rapper Yo Yo Honey Singh was amazed by Tiger’s backflips and wrote in the comment section: “My head is spinnin bro!! Amazing.” Unbelievable Song Video: After Flooring Us With His Smooth Vocals, Tiger Shroff Shows Off Some Stellar Moves To His Debut Single (Watch Video)

Recently Tiger stunned fans with a video where he is seen pulling off a flying kick after his recent injury. With no shooting, he has been busy exploring other avenues of talent. Earlier this month, the young actor made his debut as a singer with the single, “Unbelievable”. Tiger Shroff On Possible Collab With BTS: ‘Meri To Aukaat Nahi Hai’

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The video of the song, helmed by “Student Of The Year 2” director Punit Malhotra, shows Tiger as a hotel staff member romancing a colleague. Introducing the song, Tiger has spoken of how he was influenced by Michael Jackson while growing up.

(The above story first appeared on Onhike on Sep 30, 2020 07:50 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website onhike.com).

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