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Film workers protest Pulwama attack, warn against hiring Pakistan artistes

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Cricketers Virender Sehwag, Harbhajan Singh, Mohammad Kaif and Suresh Raina stopped the shooting of an advertisement to lend their support to a two-hour protest against the Pulwama attack on February 14, organised by artistes and technicians belonging to 24 film associations, at Film City in Mumbai’s Goregaon on Sunday.

Spearheaded by the Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE), protesters also cautioned filmmakers against working with Pakistani talent or releasing their films in Pakistan.

“The federation won’t allow Pakistani artistes to work in Indian films. Also, we won’t let producers release their films in Pakistan. The entire trade (with Pakistan) will be called off as far as the film industry is concerned,” FWICE chief advisor Ashoke Pandit told IANS.

“One of the reasons why we have banned (filmmakers from working with Pakistani talent) is that none of the Pakistani artistes have condemned the massacre. We hope the producers, distributors and music companies will support the federation’s these demands.

“If any producer or distributor do not cooperate, then the FWICE will boycott their shootings and other works. It means technicians and workers will not work with them, and they will not be able to function,” he said.

Pandit pointed to Pakistani artistes recording songs overseas and releasing them in India with the help of music companies and producers. The FWICE chief advisor said, “for us, India and our armed forces are first. We will not allow any film release that has any Pakistani artiste or their song in it. No artiste is bigger than the country.”

After the Pulwama attack in which 49 CRPF troopers were killed, veteran actor Paresh Rawal appealed Indian news channels not to entertain or invite any Pakistani guest on their shows, T-Series removed videos and stopped promotions of two songs by Pakistani artistes after a demand from the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS).

Film and television personalities such as Gajendra Chauhan, Govind Namdev, Isha Koppikar, Nia Sharma, Mukesh Chhabra and Salim Merchant also attended the march along with behind-the-scenes workers from the hair, makeup, camera, light and sound departments.

On Punjab Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu, Pandit said he would not be allowed to function in the world of entertainment. Sidhu has invited outrage for his remark that “nations cannot be held responsible for the dastardly acts of terrorists” and that the talks with Islamabad should continue.

His comments led to a huge uproar, with hashtags like #BoycottSidhu #BoycottKapilSharmaShow and #BoycottSonyTV trending on Twitter. Sidhu’s remarks are also cited as one of the reasons for his ouster from the “The Kapil Sharma Show” on television.

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

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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

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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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Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor’s wedding: Couple’s big day is finally here, the couple is set to tie the knot today

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Finally, Ranbir and Alia are to tie the knot today. Ranbir Kapoor’s whole family is excited about it. Yesterday, the Yeh Jawani hai Deewani star held Mehendi and Haldi ceremonies at his Pali Hill residence Vastu. Apart from his family members, several other stars such as Karan Johar, etc were present at the rituals. Neetu Kapoor and Riddhima Kapoor have already confirmed with the paparazzi that Alia and Ranbir are tying the knot today i.e 14th April, some reports however suggest that the muhurat of Ranbir Kapoor-Alia Bhatt wedding is at 3:30 pm. In a recent interview, Shakti Kapoor said that Rishi Kapoor wanted to see Ranbir-Alia’s wedding with his own eyes and he is glad that Ranbir didn’t delay the wedding anymore.

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