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Scam 1992: From Playing a Gay Man to Being Harshad Mehta, All You Need to Know About Pratik Gandhi Who Is Earning Rave Reviews for Hansal Mehta’s Web-Series!

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Scam 1992: From Playing a Gay Man to Being Harshad Mehta, All You Need to Know About Pratik Gandhi Who Is Earning Rave Reviews for Hansal Mehta’s Web-Series!

Hansal Mehta’s new web-series, Scam 1992 has been getting some very positive reviews on social media. The series, streaming on SonyLIV, is based on the rise and fall of the late Harshad Mehta, a stockbroker and businessman, accused of many scams that earned him jail sentences, where in prison, he breathed his last. All of 10 episodes, Scam 1992 has been praised for its meticulous research, the direction, the plentiful of ’80s and ’90s homages, and yes, its lead, Pratik Gandhi’s performance. The actor has been getting rave reviews for his portrayal of Harshad Mehta, especially the way he delivers his speeches. Scam 1992 Review: Pratik Gandhi Towers Tall in Hansal Mehta’s Meticulous Retelling of the Harshad Mehta Story.

If you have an inkling of Pratik’s theatre background, then it is hardly a surprise as to why he is such a fantastic actor and can deliver lines with gusto. Pratik may have only done a couple of Bollywood projects (we will get to that in a bit), but he is a more popular face in Gujarat.

An engineering student once, Pratik made his name in the famed Gujarati circuit, gaining fame with a role in the play Aa Paar Ke Pele Paar, that also had veteran artistes like Firoz Bhagat and Apara Mehta. Pratik was not averse to doing risque roles in the beginning of his career, as proven by his role of a gay character in the LGBTQ film, Sridhar Rangayan’s Yours Emotionally. The movie had screenings at various film festivals including the LGBTQ film festival, NewFest 2006.

Pratik continued to do great work in the theatre, and got good reviews in plays like Ame Badha Sathe To Duniya Laiye Mathe, Hu Chandrakant Bakshi, Mohan No Masalo, Sir Sir Sarla etc. In Mohan No Masalo – a one play act – he played Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi before he became ‘Mahatma’.

By 2014, Pratik had also entered Gujarati cinema, with a lead role in Bey Yaar. His 2016 film Wrong Side Raju, a social thriller, went onto win National Award for the Best Gujarati Film that year. Wrong Side Raju was produced by under the banner of the former production house Phantom Films, owned by Anurag Kashyap, Madhu Mantena, Vikramaditya Motwane and Vikas Bahl.

Pratik also had a starring role in the Gujarati film Ventilator, that also starred Bollywood actors Jackie Shroff and Juhi Chawla. The movie was a remake of a Marathi film by the same name, which was produced by Priyanka Chopra.

His last Gujarati film to release was Luv Ni Love Storys, where he played the lead role. The movie came out earlier this year.

Pratik had done only two Hindi movies to date – Mitron and LoveYatri. In both the films, his role was being the best friend to the hero – Jackky Bhagnani (Mitron) and Aayush Sharma (LoveYatri). It is in Mitron where Pratik received more attention, thanks to some fantastic comic timing and dialogue delivery. In our review of Mitron, this is what we said about him – “Pratik Gandhi as Jai’s confident friend Raunak is terrific, equipped with some of the best lines in the film. His ‘Mind Your Own Business’ barb will bring down the house.

With the actor getting rave reviews for his performance in Scam 1992, perhaps, Bollywood can give this bundle of talent more attention, and therefore more roles, that are spotlight-worthy. Beyond playing the hero’s snarky BFF. Mitron Actor Pratik Gandhi Tests Positive For COVID-19 Along With Wife and Brother.

Speaking about his personal life, Pratik is a married man, leading a blissful life with fellow actress Bhamini Oza since 2009. Recently, his family had a bad bout of luck, when the actor, his wife and his brother all got afflicted with COVID-19.

(The above story first appeared on Onhike on Oct 12, 2020 10:46 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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Mank Trailer: Gary Oldman’s Herman J Mankiewicz Races Against Time to Script ‘Citizen Kane’ in This David Fincher Film (Watch Video)

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If you happen to be a person who loves to binge-watch films/series from the vintage era, then Netflix’s upcoming feature film Mank should be on your list. The makers dropped the trailer of the flick on October 21, 2020, and it serves 1930’s Hollywood at its best. Helmed by David Fincher, the clip takes you back in time and tells the tale of screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz (Gary Oldman) who is on his way to finishing the script for Citizen Kane. The highlight of the trailer is that each character in the trailer will make you fall in love with their raw acting talent. The Christmas Chronicles 2 Trailer: Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn Embark on a Journey to Defeat the Evil This Festive Season (Watch Video). 

The trailer starts by showcasing how Mank has been enjoying his life to fullest, without realising he has a task to complete. However, a time comes when the pressure to complete the writing of his iconic script eats him up which in a way leads to quite a chaos in his life, holistically. FYI, the main lead of the film is none other than Oscar-winner Gary Oldman. Mank: David Fincher to Helm Netflix’s Biopic on Citizen Kane Screenwriter Starring Gary Oldman. 

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Other than Gary, the movie includes Amanda Seyfried as Marion Davies, Tom Pelphrey as Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Charles Dance as William Randolph Hearst and Lily Collins as Mank’s secretary Rita Alexander. Mank is all set to release in selective theatres in November and on Netflix on December 4, 2020. Stay tuned!

(The above story first appeared on Onhike on Oct 21, 2020 08:18 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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OTT Releases Of The Week: Ali Fazal’s Mirzapur Season 2, Sacha Baron Cohen’s Borat Sequel on Amazon Prime, Tabu & Ishan Khatter’s A Suitable Boy on Netflix and More

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OTT Releases Of The Week: Ali Fazal’s Mirzapur Season 2, Sacha Baron Cohen’s Borat Sequel on Amazon Prime, Tabu & Ishan Khatter’s A Suitable Boy on Netflix and More

Theatres and Multiplexes have started in the new normal but audiences still have the option to sit back home and cheer up as some big OTT releases are lined up to entertain them. Mirzapur season 2 is releasing on Amazon Prime on October 23 and the wait for fans is finally coming to an end. The much-awaited series starring Ali Fazal and Pankaj Tripathi is arriving and the makers already made the season one of the crime-thriller absolutely free for the fans to keep a hold of the show. On the other hand, Sacha Baron Cohen’s funny character Borat Sagdiyev is back with his pranks with Borat sequel and the film fans might not want to miss this. In the first film, we saw Sacha Baron Cohen act as a fake Kazakhstani immigrant who takes a dig on the people of America and their lifestyle. Ali Fazal Decodes Mirzapur’s Success in India, Says ‘We Are a Country That Loves Championing Underdogs’

Borat 2 will be in a similar line as Cohen returns with his iconic role to entertain all of us. The film is premiering on Amazon Prime on October 23. Next is Mira Nair’s BBC drama A Suitable Boy starring Tabu and Ishaan Khatter in the lead. Wait for the viewers is over as they can watch this series on Netflix from October 23. Another interesting OTT releases lined up for the week include Sandra Oh, Ken Jeong’s animated movie Over The Moon, Nicole Kidman’s Disney+ Hotstar series The Undoing, Anya Taylor-Joy’s Netflix film The Queen’s Gambit and More. Here is the complete list of OTT releases of the week. Pankaj Tripathi Says He Was Shocked to See Mirzapur Craze in the UK

Series Releasing on OTT Platforms This Week

Netflix

1. A Suitable Boy: October 23, 2020

2. Barbarians: October 23, 2020 | German Series

Disney+ Hotstar

1. The Undoing: October 25, 2020

2. The Big Fib: October 23, 2020 | Reality Show

HoiChoi

1. Damyanti: October 23, 2020

Amazon Prime

1. Mirzapur Season 2: October 23, 2020

Movies Releasing on OTT Platforms This Week

Amazon Prime

1. Time: October 23, 2020 | Documentary

2. Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: October 23, 2020

Netflix

1. Rebecca: October 21, 2020

2. Cadaver: October 21, 2020

3. The Queen’s Gambit: October 23, 2020

4. Over The Moon: October 23, 2020 | Animated Film

AppleTV+

1. On The Rocks: October 23, 2020

2. Bruce Springsteen’s Letter To You: October 23, 2020 | Documentary

Disney+ Hotstar

1. Once Upon A Snowman: October 23, 2020 | Short Film

ZEE5

1. Comedy Couple: October 21, 2020

For every update of movies and series releasing on OTT platform, stay tuned with Onhike.

(The above story first appeared on Onhike on Oct 21, 2020 08:12 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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Laxmmi Bomb Actress Kiara Advani Remembers the Time When She Was Badly Trolled and Accused of Getting Botox

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Actress Kiara Advani remembers the time when she was badly trolled, with netizens accusing her of undergoing botox treatment. She says that was the moment she decided to turn off the notification for comment, which remains the same way till date. Kiara became a target of trolls last year after a public appearance. “Initially, she (her mother) would feel bad and then she would try not to tell me, because she knows that I don’t read, so I wouldn’t be aware of it unless someone made it a news thing and put up a headline,” Kiara said while talking about trolling. Kiara Advani’s Classy Plum Saree For Laxmmi Bomb Promotions Can Be Your Inspiration For Navaratri 2020 Fashion Outing! (View Pics)

“For me, it’s always (been) like just don’t sweat over the small stuff. These are not important things, there are bigger issues and things to look into, but I wish everybody could know the truth that not everything you read is always true,” she added. She recalled: “I remember styling myself and I do this very often. I do my hair, make-up and style myself. It’s not always that I call the whole entourage and I didn’t do a very good job that day. I overdid my eye shadow and it was looking a little bit like I was punched. Everyone was like ‘she got botox’. That was the first and only time I properly remember getting badly trolled and that was the day I decided that I switched off all my notifications for comments.” Laxmmi Bomb Song Burjkhalifa: Ignore the Lyrics and Enjoy Dubai in This Akshay Kumar-Kiara Advani Track (Watch Video)

Opening up about her advice on dealing with trolls, she said: “We can’t keep seeking validation from other people and I think as actors, we tend to do the most.” “For me, it’s very important what my director thinks but you have to know where to draw the line,” Kiara added during a conversation with actress Neha Dhupia in a podcast of “JioSaavn #NoFilterNeha”.

(The above story first appeared on Onhike on Oct 21, 2020 07:37 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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