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Nawazuddin Siddqui: ‘You take an issue, add five songs and call it content driven, even I have started doing that’

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Content may be the king now, but for Nawazuddin Siddiqui even films on social issues tend to be as formulaic as mainstream Bollywood movies. Calling the current trend of socially-relevant movies a “propaganda”, the critically-acclaimed actor said many such films generally centre around an issue, but are peppered with the usual tropes.

“They are propaganda films, where you pick up an issue make it like a national crisis, it is not cinema. I don’t think so it is cinema. Whether I believe in it or not is another thing. “People call it content (cinema) but the recipe is same like that of hit Bollywood commercial film, which is five songs, dance, item number. So how can one call them content driven? “ Nawazuddin said.

The actor, however, is not averse to signing such films as “that is what is working now”. “Like you take an issue, add five songs and call it content driven, even I have started doing that,” he added. Nawazuddin became an overnight star with Gangs of Wasseypur series and followed it up with performance-oriented films like The Lunchbox, Badlapur, Raman Raghav 2.0, Haraamkhor and at the same time did an array of commercial potboilers like Kick, Raees, Mom, Bajrangi Bhaijaan among others.

The actor believes to keep getting work it is essential for an artiste to have a commercial standing in the film industry. “It is necessary for an actor to have a commercial standing as then only a film is made, the film runs because of that. The film runs on their shoulder so it is necessary. I am doing a lot of commercial films today and that is because I have a market value. The distributors know it very well, they know the market value of an actor, they know why a film is a hit or flop.”

Asked about the perception about independent films not making commercial gains, Nawazuddin said the thinking needs to change. “Today small films are not flop, as they have alternate platforms like digital. The disaster happens when a big budget film fails, the hero of that film falls down. We don’t. While our films, after releasing in theatres when it goes on OTT it recovers the money easily.”

The actor’s latest film Motichoor Chaknachoor, a romantic-comedy about a 36-year-old man trying to find a wife released on Friday. The film also features Athiya Shetty.

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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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Kareena Kapoor, Amrita Arora confirm testing COVID-19 positive in official statements

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Actors Kareena Kapoor Khan and Amrita Arora shared official statements on Monday confirming that they have tested positive for COVID-19.

The ‘3 Idiots’ actor took to her Instagram handle and shared a story in which she wrote, “I have tested for positive for COVID. I immediately isolated myself while following all medical protocols. I request anyone who has come in contact with me to please get tested.”
Kareena further continued, “My family and staff are also double vaccinated. They are currently not showing any symptoms. Thankfully, I am feeling ok and hope to be up and about soon.”

Amrita too shared her statement on Insta Stories and wrote, “I have tested positive for COVID. I am following all the medical guidelines and BMC rules.
Anyone who has been in contact with me, please get tested. My family and staff are all fully vaccinated and have all tested negative. Stay safe, stay Responsible.”

Meanwhile, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has revealed that the residence of Kareena has been sealed. They also said that “she has not given proper information yet but our officers are trying to find out that how many people did come in contact with her.”
It was reported earlier today that the duo had been attending several parties recently and hence might be super-spreaders of the deadly virus.
BMC had also instructed the people who came in contact with either Kareena or Amrita, to undergo an RT-PCR test.
Earlier in the day, Kareena’s official spokesperson in a statement had told that both Kareena and Amrita had contracted COVID-19 at an “intimate dinner where a few friends had gathered to catch up.”

Almost a week ago, Kareena and Amrita had attended a fun get-together hosted at the Mumbai residence of Anil Kapoor’s daughter Rhea Kapoor. (ANI)

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