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Uttar Pradesh Multiplexes Remain Shut Despite the Nod From the Govt

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Cinema halls and multiplexes reopened in Uttar Pradesh on Thursday after a seven-month haitus due to the pandemic, viewers though were conspicuously missing. “The footfalls have been minimal and we ran the first show in the afternoon with a very low audience presence,” said the owner of a newly constructed multiplex in Lucknow. He said that some viewers went back after they were asked to download the Arogya setu App as per the Covid protocol. Delhi Cinemas to Reopen From Tomorrow with 50% Capacity; CM Arvind Kejriwal Requests Movie Goers to Strictly Follow SOPs

With the district administration issuing a fresh set of guidelines, hours before cinema halls and multiplexes reopened on Thursday, majority of the hall owners chose not to start functioning. The new guidelines make it compulsory for the theatres to install web cameras and inform the Covid control room if any Covid suspect is tracked through the oximeter. The theatre owners will be required to upload information immediately on the designated link. PVR Cinemas in Gurugram to Reopen on Friday; Movie Tickets to Cost 75% Less than the Regular Price

A multiplex manager said, “Within hours, we cannot install web cameras and make arrangements to send information through Google link. We already have thermal scanning and sanitizers at every entrance in the mall and also the theatre.” District Magistrate Abhishek Prakash, who visited a multiplex for inspection, asked the manager to note down the names and addresses of all viewers at the entrance. He also said that cashless transaction should be done in the multiplex.

Meanwhile, Avinash Tripathi, a viewer who had reached a single screen theatre, returned after he found that only re-run of old films were available. “Theatres should screen films that already have had an OTT release because not everyone has watched films on the digital platform. Who is going to watch re-runs of films that are, in any case, being shown on movie channels every week?” he said.

Multiplex owners who did not open up theatres on Thursday, said that they would now prefer to wait for new releases which would bring in viewers. “As it is viewers are not coming and then there are no new films being released. It would not be economically viable to run the multiplexes in such a situation,” said a multiplex manager.

Ashish Agarwal, president Uttar Pradesh cinema exhibitors’ federation and managing director of Lucknow’s Umrao Mall, said that “Initially, only two shows would be screened with the first show starting at 1.45 p.m. The second show will start from 5.45 p.m. onwards and will conclude at around 9 p.m. The time between the two shows would be utilized in sanitizing the movie hall.” Uttar Pradesh has more than 300 single screens and 87 multiplexes with nine multiplexes and 10 single screens in Lucknow.

(The above story first appeared on Onhike on Oct 15, 2020 05:39 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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Shraddha Kapoor As Naagin; Sridevi, Manisha Koirala, Mallika Sherawat – Seven Actresses Who Turned Into A Shape-Shifting Snake In Hindi Movies Before

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Presently, Indian Television is plagued by all kinds of members from the animal kingdom and the most favoured one is icchadhari naagin or shape-shifting snakes. Naagin is one of the most popular shows on TV which has been bringing in seasons as nobody’s business. Now we hear Shraddha Kapoor too will play a naagin in a movie. She was already seen prepping to be a Chudail in Stree and now Naagin. Guess she has a thing for supernatural characters. But this isn’t the first time that snakes became protagonists in movies. We all have grown up watching Sridevi dance hypnotizingly well in the song Mein teri dushman from Nagina. Confirmed! Shraddha Kapoor To Play Naagin On The Big Screen; Lapachhapi Director Vishal Furia To Helm The Film

Again, she wasn’t the only one even when Sridevi is the one actress we remember the most when we say Naagins in movies. Today, we list the other actresses and a few male exceptions who played the role of a shape-shifting character.

Sridevi

Nagina saw Sridevi as Rajni who marries a human to avenge the death of her spouse. Her dance on Mei teri dushman is still etched in our memories. The film became such a big hit that it spun a sequel as well but the latter drowned.

Reena Roy

Bollywood is obsessed with Naagins taking revenge and Reena Roy’s Nagin was just an extension of the same. A group of men kills her spouse during a hunting party and she switches between various humans to exact her revenge. Roy did a fantastic job as a woman with a mission.

Rekha 

Rekha teamed up Jeetendra to become icchadhari snakes in this film. She does more than just that and the movie is not just another Naagin tale of revenge. What a relief!

Meenakshi Sheshadri

Again the mani is of utmost importance here for the evil ones to harness ultimate power. This has been a recurring theme in all Naagin movies apart from the woman taking revenge. Meenakshi gets caught in this mess as a serpent here.

Manisha Koirala

We all hate to love Jaani Dushman: Ek Anokhi Kahaani, the 2002 version. It was stuffed with a lot of big names from Akshay Kumar to Sonu Nigam but at the crux, it was all about revenge. Here, a male snake does the honours. Manisha in her previous birth was an incchadhari naagin who was cursed. We all like the movie for being so extra about everything that it’s painful.

Mallika Sherawat

Foreigners have looked at India as the land of elephants and snake charmers for decades. So they spun a movie around that. Hissss is Mallika’s one of the few Hollywood movies that people still talk about. It is an endless tale of looking for mate, mani and mating. Oh did we tell you, this movie has Irrfan Khan in it? Now we did.

Kalpana Iyer

Aamir Khan in his early career has done movies that make anyone cringe. One of them was Tum Mere Ho where he played a snake-charmer. The movie had Kalpana Iyer as the mother snake and how she influences the narrative. There is nothing good to write home about this movie or the actors in it. No offense!

Now coming to a few non-honourable male mentions in the list and you will be shocked to know Akshay Kumar is part of it. Yes, the actor played a shape-shifting snake in Hatya while Armaan Kohli did the same in Jaani Dushman.

(The above story first appeared on Onhike on Oct 28, 2020 01:01 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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Janhvi Kapoor Is Having That Always Beautiful and Comfortable in an Anarkali Set Perfect for Everyday Mood!

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Janhvi Kapoor Is Having That Always Beautiful and Comfortable in an Anarkali Set Perfect for Everyday Mood!

Janhvi Kapoor! The millennial ladki is a delight to reckon with. Having debuted on the silver screen with Dhadak in 2018, Janhvi bundled up accolades in and as Gunjan Saxena, a Netflix film on India’s first woman combat aviator to have ventured into the Kargil war zone that was streamed during the lockdown. A style cynosure who is sought after by eminent designers for her striking persona, she goes on to effortlessly strike-off easy and tricky styles off her list with an affable charm and oodles of aplomb. She also believes in raising the stakes with equally enchanting beauty and hair game. These and other such reasons led to a curiosity about her even before her debut. A recent mood on the gram showed us how Janhvi loves that comfortable Anarkali with equal fervour as she loves her international high-end labels. Minimalist chic is her constant mood as Janhvi flits from one stylist sensibilities to another, resulting in a versatile arsenal.

A humongous following of 9.1 million on Instagram is a worthy testimony to her influence. Here is a closer look at how the spunky millennial fashioned the humble bandhani print. Janhvi Kapoor Looks Every Bit Of Beautiful In a Bridal Avatar For Manish Malhotra’s Latest Collection.

Janhvi Kapoor – Desi Chic

A georgette front silk bandhani Anarkali set worth Rs.4,000 by Gulabo Jaipur was paired off with oxidized earrings, soft wavy hair and soft makeup. Fashion Faceoff: Janhvi Kapoor in Manish Malhotra or Shraddha Kapoor in Falguni & Shane Peacock – Whose Bridal Avatar Will You Like to Imitate?

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Janhvi Kapoor (Photo Credits: Instagram)

On the professional front, Janhvi will be seen in the period drama, Takht by Karan Johar that features an impressive ensemble cast of Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt, Bhumi Pednekar, Kareena Kapoor Khan and Anil Kapoor.

(The above story first appeared on Onhike on Oct 28, 2020 01:00 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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Modi – CM to PM: Mahesh Thakur Will Continue to Play PM Narendra Modi in the Second Season of Umesh Shukla’s Eros Now Web Series

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Modi – CM to PM: Mahesh Thakur Will Continue to Play PM Narendra Modi in the Second Season of Umesh Shukla’s Eros Now Web Series

Actor Mahesh Thakur will play the role of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the second season of the web series, Modi: CM to PM. The Umesh Shukla directorial series traces Modi’s journey from his teenage days onto his youth and then serving three consecutive terms as Chief Minister of Gujarat to finally becoming the Prime Minister of India. In the first season of the series, actor Ashish Sharma played the role of a young Narendra Modi. Metro Park Season 2: Ranvir Shorey, Purbi Joshi Shoot for Eros Now Web Show in New Jersey

“Ever since childhood, we have often heard about the marvellous journey of our PM Narendra Modi and it’s a story that has marked a prestigious place in the history of our nation. Playing such a prestigious character is honestly an honour, but comes with great responsibilities. Hiten Tejwani Believes TV Is Facing a Tough Competition from Web Shows and Films

I am excited and looking forward to the viewer’s response. I am confident they will love the entire series,” said Thakur. The upcoming series will stream on Eros Now from November 12.

(The above story first appeared on Onhike on Oct 28, 2020 12:48 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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