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Kangana Ranaut Announced as BJP’s West Bengal CM Candidate? Fake News Debunked

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Kangana Ranaut Announced as BJP's West Bengal CM Candidate? Fake News Debunked

New Delhi, September 12: Actress Kangana Ranaut, at loggerheads with the anti-BJP coalition leading the Maharashtra government, was projected as the saffron party’s chief ministerial candidate for the upcoming West Bengal elections. The fake news was shared on WhatsApp and other social media applications through a maliciously edited image. The misinformation was debunked after the news media outlet whose logo was used to share the rumour issued a clarification. Pragya Singh Thakur Defends Kangana Ranaut, Accuses Mumbai Police Commissioner Parambir Singh of Committing Atrocities on Her.

The fake news mongers used the logo and background of The Quint’s news webpage, and edited the headline to read as follows: “BJP Announces Kangana Ranaut as CM Candidate in West Bengal”. After taking cognisance of the rumour, Quint correspondent Ishadrita Lahiri warned netizens.

“FAKE NEWS: This screenshot, which has been brought to my notice, is being circulated with the claim that @TheQuint did an article saying something outrageous and imaginary like this. I’d like to clarify that we put out NO SUCH ARTICLE. This is mischief and an attempt to defame (sic),” she tweeted.

Fake News on Kangana Ranaut Debunked

Links between Ranaut and the BJP were alleged after the central government assigned her Y+ security. The decision was taken by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) in the aftermath of “threats” issued to the actresses over her comment that compared the current situation of Mumbai with “Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir”.

Following her remarks, the Shiv Sena-controlled Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) demolished her office for alleged illegal construction. The Mumbai Police has also initiated a probe against her for alleged drug links.

(The above story first appeared on Onhike on Sep 12, 2020 09:02 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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Anubhav Sinha Supports Anurag Kashyap, Says #Metoo Should Not Be Misused for Any Other Reason But the Dignity of Women

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Mumbai, Sep 21: After filmmaker Anurag Kashyap was accused of sexual harassment by actress Payal Ghosh, many women he has known have come forward to extend support to him, particularly his ex-wives Aarti Bajaj and actress Kalki Koechlin, besides actresses Taapsee Pannu and Mahie Gill, among others.

Filmmaker Anubhav Sinha took to social media on Monday to commend such gesture. Taapsee Pannu Shares a Post Calling Anurag Kashyap ‘Biggest Feminist’ After the Director Gets Accused Of Sexual Harassment.

“It is so heartening to see ladies step out to defend some of their worthy counterparts. Thank you ladies, this is time all of you made sure that the #MeToo movement doesn’t become a political tool. Through this tweet sending love to you all,” Sinha tweeted from his verified account on Monday.

Sinha also retweeted a statement shared by Kashyap’s former wife Kalki who has called the #metoo allegation against him a social media circus.

On Sunday, Sinha had tweeted extending his support to Anurag Kashyap. He wrote: “It is the joint responsibility of women and men both to carefully protect the sanctity of #Metooindia. It is a very very very important movement that should not be misused for any other reason but the dignity of women. @anuragkashyap72.”

(The above story first appeared on Onhike on Sep 21, 2020 03:41 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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Ishq Tanha: Arjun Bijlani Talks About His Music Video With Reem Shaikh, Says His Song Has A ‘Repeat Value’

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Ishq Tanha: Arjun Bijlani Talks About His Music Video With Reem Shaikh, Says His Song Has A 'Repeat Value'

Actor Arjun Bijlani, who has done his stints on TV shows and also debuted on the digital scene recently. And in a bid to do something different, the actor has now made his music video debut with Ishq Tanha. The music video also stars Reem Shaikh and is a breakup melody. Talking about what sets the music video apart from music songs, Arjun revealed, “This is a beautiful story woven in a song. The old classic songs had a repeat value but that stopped happening with time. Now, not many songs have that but I feel Ishq Tanha has a strong repeat value. I really want people to hear it and love the song, the way I do.” Arjun Bijlani Opens Up On Sushant Singh Rajput’s Death Theories, Says He Regrets Not Being In Touch With Him.

“I got a call from a friend who was producing it and even the director is a friend. They wanted me to be part of it since there was so much storytelling in it. They said that when they think of this song, they could only think of me and I was very touched and I decided to do it. I heard the song and I loved it. The song touched my soul and I hope it touches everyone’s soul because at some point in everyone’s life Ishq is Tanha,” revealed Arjun. Ganesh Chaturthi 2020: Devoleena Bhattacharjee, Arjun Bijlani, Ankita Lokhande and Other Celebs Wish Fans ‘Ganpati Bappa Moriya’ (View Posts).

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Recalling his fans’ excitement and happiness, Arjun revealed, “Ever since the lockdown started, I haven’t been on the screen with the current situation. They were really excited and it’s a music video so didn’t have to shoot for many days. So, I took it up and announced it to them,” concludes Arjun.

(The above story first appeared on Onhike on Sep 21, 2020 03:30 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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Halahal Movie Review: A Murder Mystery Watchable Mostly for Sachin Khedekar, Barun Sobti’s Fine Performances

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Halahal Movie Review: A Murder Mystery Watchable Mostly for Sachin Khedekar, Barun Sobti’s Fine Performances

Halahal Movie Review: Murder or Suicide? The question that Eros Now’s new web movie, Halahal, starring Sachin Khedekar and Barun Sobti in the lead, raises during its marketing feels like it is cashing in on Sushant Singh Rajput’s demise. But Halahal is not about Sushant Singh Rajput. Also, it answers the question it raises in the opening sequence itself. Though you cannot say it is a SPOILER as such, but the answer is neither. Asur Star Barun Sobti Feels the Divide Between TV and Film Industry Needs to Vanish.

A girl is killed by a speeding truck when she is trying to calm down a guy, presumed to be her boyfriend, who is being chased by goons. The body is later burnt to destroy evidence, and her death has been passed off as suicide, which doesn’t find acceptability with her father, Shiv (Sachin Khedekar), a middle-class doctor in Rohtak.

Shiv realises that the police and the medical college, where the girl was studying, are covering up something about her death. He takes the help of a corrupt, roguish cop Yusuf (Barun Sobti) to dig out the truth. What they discover in the process is a scandal that can even topple the government, while also endangering their own lives.

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For a murder mystery, Halahal, directed by Randeep Jha, does one thing different – we know how the victim is killed in the start itself. All we need to piece out is what were the circumstances that lead to her death. In that aspect, Halahal is a decent thriller enough, with some very interesting twists and turns, especially in the third act. Writers Gibran Noorani and Zeishan Quadri make the mystery  connect to a real-life scandal of corruption and crime that happens in medical colleges, which gives a topical relevance to Halahal.

Then there are the fine performances of its two main leads, Sachin Khedekar and Barun Sobti. Khedekar does a great job of depicting the pathos of an anguished father in search of the truth. He forms the emotional core of the movie, and there are plenty of moments where the actor makes even weak scenes look wonderful to watch.

Barun Sobti is quite a surprise here, embracing his inner Hathiram Chaudhary, as he plays Yusuf with a rustic swag I have never seen him do before. Sobti is a truly underrated actor, who, given a good project, can go miles ahead, and after Tu Hai Mera Sunday and Asur, he gives us another taste of his caliber in Halahal. Both Khedekar and Sobti share a great onscreen bonhomie, especially evident in the liveliest scene of the film, where they chase after a mysterious informant. Asur Season 1 Review: Arshad Warsi, Barun Sobti’s Thriller Series Succeeds in Keeping the Mystery Alive and Binge-Worthy.

What doesn’t work for Halahal, though, is its average execution, that makes it look more like an extended CID or a Crime Patrol episode. It lacks the snappy attitude or a layered texture, that would have made it more memorable, It also doesn’t help that, apart from the two main leads, none of the secondary cast manage to leave an impression. There are also some very convenient contrivances that bother you, like how Yusif was convinced to be part of Shiv’s investigation so easily. It may have more to do with how Yusuf’s character isn’t written properly, though the actor’s performance doesn’t make it look so.

Yay!

– Sachin Khedekar and Barun Sobti

– The Third Act

Nay!

– The Okayish Making

– Some Plot Contrivances

Final Thoughts

Halahal is a mystery thriller that turns out to be passably decent enough mostly for the lead performances of Khedekar and Sobti. The film is streaming on Eros Now.

(The above story first appeared on Onhike on Sep 21, 2020 02:42 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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