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Aaron Paul exclusive interview: El Camino star talks about the diner scene, teases more Breaking Bad stories



Aaron Paul thought the ending of Breaking Bad was ‘perfect’. The actor, who played the drug-dealing Jesse Pinkman in the acclaimed television series, told Hindustan Times that he ‘didn’t have any desire to know what happened to Jesse’ after the events shown in the series, which ended in 2013.

But on October 11, Netflix released El Camino, an unexpected follow-up to Breaking Bad, which provided Pinkman’s story with closure that not too many fans, including Paul, even knew they needed. “I thought, from beginning to end, that entire series was almost flawless. I loved that it left it open, and everyone around the world had their own ideas about what happened to Jesse, and that in itself was perfect,” Paul said.

The actor said that over the years, he found himself imagining where Pinkman would be and, funnily enough, the story he came up with saw Pinkman escaping to live a quiet life in Alaska, which is what happens in El Camino. “I just always visualised him to have made his way out to a small town in Alaska, believe it or not. I always thought that he would need to find some sort of peace and quiet to finally get some sort of freedom. Having said that, he’s going to be looking over his shoulder for the rest of his life. He’s done some bad things.”

Through the course of the series, which ran for five universally acclaimed seasons on AMC from 2008 to 2013, the high school dropout Jesse Pinkman, together with his mild-mannered chemistry teacher Walter White, went from small-time drug dealers to creating the largest meth empire in the United States.

Mr White, as he used to call him, dies in the series finale of Breaking Bad; his final act being one of selflessness, when he helps Pinkman escape his villainous captors. White returns in El Camino in a flashback scene, along with several other fan-favourite characters.

Aaron Paul as Jesse Pinkman, and Bryan Cranston as Walter White in a still from El Camino.

Paul said that he ‘had a hunch’ that writer-director Vince Gilligan would find a way to bring the iconic anti-hero back. He said, “When Vince told me that he was finished with the script and I was heading over to his office to read it, I had a hunch that Walter White was somehow going to make it in this movie. I knew that he was dead, and if he was going to show up in the film, I knew it would be in a flashback. And when you start the script, the film starts with a flashback, so I was just patiently waiting in his office for that scene to arrive.”

The scene between White and Pinkman was reportedly shot in secret, with the crew’s family doubling up as extras to avoid plot leaks. Indeed, the entire film had completed production before it was even announced. Paul said that his reaction to reading the El Camino script for the first time wasn’t unlike his initial response to reading the script for Felina, which is often regarded as one of the finest series finales of all time. He said, “What Vince did with this script was so beautiful and he approached it with such caution and care.”

That being said, Paul said he thought he’d bid ‘goodbye to this guy years ago, and here we are’. He added, “We’re in a very beautiful place, and El Camino is such a love letter to Breaking Bad fans, to Jesse Pinkman.” The actor thought over the years that he might be called in to reprise his role as Pinkman in Better Call Saul, a spin-off of the show that also airs on AMC in the US, and on Netflix in India. But as the story of that show progressed, he realised Pinkman’s re-introduction was becoming unlikely.

“I’ve trusted Vince for so many years now,” Paul said, when asked if there’s more to Pinkman’s story, and if he would be willing to play the character again some day. He said, “(Vince) would only do it if there was a purpose behind it, and if he knew there was a great story to be told. And if he approached me I would jump at the opportunity to work with him again, in this world, absolutely.”



The Elephant Whisperer: The Heartwarming Story of a Couple and Their Orphaned Elephant!



In a world where we are often disconnected from nature and the creatures that inhabit it, “The Elephant Whisperers” brings us closer to the heart of one of the most intelligent and majestic animals on earth – the elephant. This documentary, which won the Oscar for Best Documentary in 2023, follows the story of Bomman and Belli, an indigenous couple who become the surrogate parents to an orphaned baby elephant named Raghu.

Set in the breathtakingly beautiful Mudumalai National Park in Tamil Nadu, India, the film takes us on a journey through the wilderness, showing us the natural beauty of the location and the life of the tribal people who live in harmony with nature. From the very beginning, we are captivated by the bond that develops between Bomman, Belli, and Raghu.

When Raghu is first found by the couple, he is a fragile, injured infant who is barely clinging to life. Bomman and Belli take on the responsibility of caring for him, nursing him back to health with love, patience, and a deep understanding of his needs. As the weeks go by, Raghu thrives under their care, becoming a healthy and mischievous juvenile who delights into playing with his human parents and exploring the forest around them.

The film captures the incredible intelligence and emotional depth of elephants, showing us how Raghu communicates with Bomman and Belli through a range of sounds and body language. We see how the couple responds to his needs, anticipating his every move and showering him with love and attention. The bond between them is truly heartwarming, and we can’t help but be moved by the way they care for Raghu.

But “The Elephant Whisperers” is more than just a story of a couple and their pet elephant. It is a celebration of the beauty and richness of the natural world, and a reminder of our duty to protect and preserve it. Through stunning cinematography and insightful commentary, the film shows us the interconnectedness of all life and the importance of living in harmony with the world around us.

The film also raises important questions about the conservation of elephants in India and the threats they face from habitat loss, poaching, and human-elephant conflict. It is a call to action for all of us to take responsibility for the welfare of these magnificent creatures and to work towards a future where they can thrive in their natural habitats.

“The Elephant Whisperers” is a film that will stay with you long after the credits have rolled. It is a powerful reminder of the beauty and fragility of the natural world, and of the incredible capacity for love and compassion that exists within us all. If you haven’t seen it yet, do yourself a favor and watch this incredible documentary – you won’t regret it!

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Birthday Special: Take a look at Top 10 melodious tracks of KK



Krishnakumar Kunnath, famously known as KK, was among the best artists in the country. On May 31, the brilliant vocalist died following a cardiac arrest at his show in Kolkata. He was gifted with a disorderly yet smooth voice that will be recalled by his fans for a long time to come. On the event of his 54th birthday, have a look at his best 10 heartwarming tracks. <3

1. Aankhon Mein Teri Ajab Si.

2. Yaaro Dosti.

3. Tadap Tadap Ke.

4. Tu Aashiqui Hai.

5. Tu Hi Meri Shab Hai.

6. Khuda Jaane.

7. Zara Sa.

8. Dil Kyu Yeh Mera.

9. Hai Junoon.

10. Pyaar Ke Pal.


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US woman’s bhangra performance wins hearts. Watch video



A US lady has left netizens stunned with her bhangra dance. The lady is seen killing the bhangra moves in a video shared on Instagram.

In the video, she is seen performing bhangra in her kitchen wearing a T-shirt and yoga pants. She effortlessly performs to the melody “Chidi Blauri”, sung by Mannat Noor and Ammy Virk, from 2018 film Laung Laachi. Happily, she grooves energetically, winning the hearts of netizens.

“Something delayed for now,” Omala, the Instagrammer captioned the post. The video has earned more than 1.2 million hits on Instagram.

One of her social media follower commented, “hell yes, you had the swag and attitude and perfectly done steps to traditional Bhangra! Whoot whoot.” Another client remarked, “What aa dance ????? amazing ?.”



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