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Vikrant Massey on Doing Balika Badhu: I Was a Small Part of That Show, but I Did It Because There Was a Larger Idea Behind It

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Vikrant Massey on Doing Balika Badhu: I Was a Small Part of That Show, but I Did It Because There Was a Larger Idea Behind It

Vikrant Massey, slowly and steadily, is establishing himself as a dependable lead actor in Bollywood. After doing parts in TV and supporting roles in movies, he has played leads in films like Death in the Gunj, Chhapaak, Ginny Weds Sunny and more to come. But, how many of you remember the actor had an important role in the daily soap Balika Vadhu? The actor has a very special reason for doing the show. “Before Chhapaak, I also did the socially relevant Balika Vadhu… I was a small part of that show, but I did it because there was a larger idea behind it,” he said in an interview with The Telegraph. Yami Gautam Talks About Bhabiji Ghar Par Hain, Says ‘Show Has Some Fine Actors and Very Funny Content’.

The actor further said, “As an independent creative artiste, I want to associate with work that’s relevant.  Cinema and society are interlinked and it’s important for artistes to represent the times that they are living in. I am lucky I am getting the opportunity to do that.”

He added, “I do think of the part I am playing and my contribution to a film. But I never really think who is front lining a film and whether my part is lesser or more. Till now, I have been able to only focus on the larger idea, which is to tell the stories that I want to be a part of, things that I, as Vikrant, want to say through my work. I want to be able to tell things through my work.” Cargo Movie Review: Vikrant Massey, Shweta Tripathi’s Netflix Film Is an Ambitious but Confounded Concoction of Hindu Lore and Sci-Fi.

Earlier, while talking to The Indian Express, the actor had said, “I’ve done television for 10 years, my soul still belongs to that platform. I truly believe I am what I am because of it. But it’s a very disheartening scenario and I’ve admitted this earlier too. Considering the kind of regressive content we are seeing on television, at least in terms of daily soaps, I don’t see myself being a part of such a narrative,”

“I am hopeful we will revisit the glorious days of Nukkad, Byomkesh Bakshi, Buniyaad or Mirza Ghalib or the times when good content was being made,” Vikant concluded.

 

(The above story first appeared on Onhike on Oct 18, 2020 09:31 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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Divya Agarwal’s Father Passes Away Due to COVID-19, Actress and Her Boyfriend Varun Sood Post Condolence Messages (View Posts)

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In an unfortunate turn of events, actress Divya Agarwal, who has been a part of shows like Splitsvilla, Ace of Space, Roadies and Ragini MMS Returns 2, lost her father to COVID-19. Divya’s father had been battling the pandemic along with heart complications and unfortunately breathed his last. Divya’s brother had first tested positive for COVID-19 followed by her parents. Unfortunately, Divya’s father’s condition had worsened over the course of his hospitalisation and he had to be shifted to the ICU of a hospital in Navi Mumbai. Sana Khan Quits Showbiz: Muzamil Ibrahim, Ridhi Dogra, Divya Agarwal, Salman Yusuff Khan Support Former Bigg Boss Contestant.

Divya had taken to social media a day prior to request one and all to pray collectively for her father’s recovery. Sadly, the lady had to once again take to social media that her father had passed away in a post on October 28, 2020. Ragini MMS Returns Season 2 Trailer: Varun Sood, Divya Aggarwal and Sunny Leone’s Erotic Horror Drama Is All Set to Scare the Hell Out of You (Watch Video).

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Her boyfriend Varun Sood too posted the same photo and caption remembering Divya’s father. Divya and Varun’s industry friends and colleagues like Ekta Kapoor, Neha Dhupia, Dishank Arora, Aly Goni, Madirakshi Mundle among others offered their condolences to Divya and her family.

(The above story first appeared on Onhike on Oct 28, 2020 04:57 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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Bigg Boss 14: Colors Issues Apology After Jaan Kumar Sanu’s Remark on Marathi Language Spark an Outrage

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On one of the recent episodes of Bigg Boss 14, contestant Jaan Kumar Sanu, son of popular playback singer Kumar Sanu, made a remark about the Marathi language. The allegedly unsavoury remark did not sit well with the people from the Marathi speaking belt of the country and sparked online outrage. Now, the general entertainment channel, Colors, on which the reality show airs, has issued an apology on the matter. In Bigg Boss 11, Hina Khan had come under fire for making remarks about the South Indian film industry and how it treats the actresses. Bigg Boss 14: Jaan Kumar Sanu Gets Threatened By MNS Film Division President Ameya Khopkar For His Comment on Marathi Language (View Tweets).

In its a statement, the channel wrote, “We at Colors apologise for the remarks in relation to the Marathi language made on Bigg Boss episode aired on Tuesday, 27th October. We had no intention of hurting sentiments of people of Maharashtra.” Let us hope the controversy calms down now. Bigg Boss 14: Karan Patel Calls Rahul Vaidya ‘Bigg Boss 14’s Big Trash’, Says ‘Mardon Pe Bhi Zor Aasma Liya Kar’ (View Posts).

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In the episode, on again off again friends, Jaan Kumar Sanu and Nikki Tamboli are having a rough day. Nikki starts talking in Marathi to co-contestant Rahul Vaidya. So, Jaan, who doesn’t understands Marathi, asks her to speak in Hindi if she has the guts. “Marathi mein mat bat mere samne, chidh hoti hai mujhe,” he tells her. Nikki assures him that they were not talking about him.

To be noted, Jaan simply might be saying that he is irritated when Nikki speaks in Marathi so that he doesn’t understand it. His words might not be a remark about the language at all.

(The above story first appeared on Onhike on Oct 28, 2020 04:53 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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IIFFB 2020: Om Puri Honoured with Lifetime Achievement Award at India International Film Festival of Boston

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IIFFB 2020: Om Puri Honoured with Lifetime Achievement Award at India International Film Festival of Boston

Late actor Om Puri was honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the third India International Film Festival of Boston (IIFFB 2020). The Best Feature Film Award went to the Malayalam film “Kaanthi”, which narrates the story of a blind tribal girl and her mother’s attempts to get treatment for the girl. The film showcased the love between the mother and daughter as well as bureaucratic woes. The Best Actor (male) in a feature film award went to Victor Bannerjee for his portrayal of a priest in “Josef: Born In Grace”. The Best Actor (female) award was given to Shylaja Ambu who played the part of the tribal mother in “Kaanthi”. Om Puri Birth Anniversary: Netizens Remember the Versatile and Legendary Actor By Sharing his Throwback Pictures

The Best Short Film award went to the Iranian film “Better Than Neil Armstrong”, while “Baitullah” was adjudged Best Film With A Social Cause. The three-day event included personalities like Luke Mendes, Brahmanand Singh, Sushant Singh, Danish Renzu, Tanuja Chandra, Saleel Shriniwas Kulkarni, Mikhil Musale and Swanand Kirkire. Several topics like drug use, the mafia, Bollywood as judged by the media, and the future of Indian cinema in the Covid era, were discussed. The Lifetime Achievement Award was accorded to the late Om Puri, and received by his wife Nandita Puri. Another highlight of the festival was a conversation with chef Vikas Khanna, recipient of the “Pride of India Award”. Om Puri Birth Anniversary: From Tamas To Kakaji Kahin – Five Shows Of The Actor That Made Television A Better Place

The film festival, based in Boston, USA, was held virtually this year, from October 16 to 18. “I was very nervous at the start but then eventually we felt comfortable. It was very different and sometimes difficult, doing a virtual film festival, but it was a new way to learn,” said IIFFB founder and festival director Razia Mashkoor. Talking about the festival, judge Rohit Chandra said: “Although our annual film festival is typically in person, the virtual format allowed us to organise several Zoom panels, bringing together Bollywood icons and film lovers alike to debate salient film-related topics. The virtual format also allowed the viewer to enjoy IIFFB’s film selections from the comfort of their own homes.”

To this, another judge Suraja Menon Roy Chowdhury shared: “The breadth of creativity displayed, as well as the topics showcased in the submissions was impressive. With film entries from 11 countries, we were able to glimpse different cultures as well as appreciate the talent present in both independent and commercial cinema globally. This was truly an International Film Festival!” The dates for next edition of the film festival were also announced. Next year, the festival is scheduled to be held from September 24 to 26.

(The above story first appeared on Onhike on Oct 28, 2020 04:34 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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