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Rhea Chakraborthy requests Amit Shah for CBI investigation into death of Sushant Singh Rajput

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Bollywood actress and a close friend of demised actor Sushant Singh Rajput, Rhea Chakraborthy, on Thursday, called for a CBI investigation into the death of the actor which happened last month.

Taking it to Twitter, Chakraborthy tagged Home Minister Amit Shah to make the request.

“Respected @AmitShah sir, I’m sushants Singh Rajputs girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty, it is now over a month since his sudden demise I have complete faith in the government, however in the interest of justice , I request you with folded hands to initiate a CBI enquiry,” she said in her post.

A similar post has been made by the actress on Instagram as well.

Earlier in the day, she had penned a heartfelt note thanking him for teaching her the true meaning of love. She had also share two pictures of her along with the late actor.

The post came 30 days after the actor’s death.

She wrote, “Still struggling to face my emotions.. an irreparable numbness in my heart. You are the one who made me believe in love, the power of it. You taught me how a simple mathematical equation can decipher the meaning of life and I promise you that I learnt from you every day. I will never come to terms with you not being here anymore.”

Two days later, the actress took to her Instagram to share her anger after getting rape threats. The actress, on Thursday, shared a screenshot of a message that she received from a user who asked her to commit suicide and if doesn’t do so, they will make sure she is raped and murdered.

Sharing the same, Rhea wrote, “I was called a gold digger ..I kept quiet I was called a murderer ….I kept quiet I was slut shamed ….I kept quiet But how does my silence give you the right to tell me that you will get me RAPED and MURDERED if I don’t commit suicide @mannu_raaut ? Do you realize the seriousness of what you have said? These are crimes, and by law no one, I repeat NO ONE should be subjected to this kind of toxicity and harassment .I request @cyber_crime_helpline @cybercrimeindia to please take necessary action .ENOUGH IS ENOUGH (sic).”

The 34-year-old actor was found hanging in his room, at his duplex apartment on June 14 and the postmortem report said his death was due to asphyxiation by hanging. His last rites were performed at the Pawan Hans crematorium a day later, after his demise.

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Priyanka Chopra: Nobody made opportunities for me in the West

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When Priyanka Chopra Jonas started her journey in the West, there was no one to facilitate her entry into Hollywood with adequate opportunities. That is something she wants to change, with the power to create stories. Now that she has turned producer, the actress says she wants to help in the normalisation of South Asian people through stories as a producer.

“I don’t put myself in a box. I am very organic with what I feel. I am doing a comedy with Mindy Kaling, which is probably one of the first few romantic comedies in Hollywood that you will see with all-South Asian star cast. I don’t remember the last time that has happened. So that’s something very exciting. It was my quest,” Priyanka told IANS while opening about the road she wants to get on as a producer.

“When I started working there, nobody made opportunities for me. In fact, opportunities for people who are South Asian and look like us are very limited in Hollywood. I wanted to be able to be a kind of producer that creates that,” she added.

The actress continued: “I’m (also) doing a reality show, which is going to have couples from all ethnicities, all religions, celebrating a Sangeet. To take an Indian tradition and open it out to the world and have them understand, this is what I’m doing.”

It was in 2015 that the actress founded her production company, Purple Pebble Pictures, and started backing films in Hindi, Marathi, Sikkimese and Punjabi, some of which even won National Film Awards.

Now, she is going global thanks to the OTT power. She sealed a two-year multimillion-dollar, first-look television deal with the global streaming platform Amazon. She backed horror film “Evil Eye”, and is also producing the drama “Sheela” in which she will appear as Ma Anand Sheela. Priyanka has also executive-produced “The White Tiger” for Netflix.

“I’m taking the India that I know, the India that I have grown up in, and sort of creating things where there is a normalisation of seeing South Asian people in entertainment. In my little way, I’m trying to do as much of that as I can,” said the actress, who is married to pop star Nick Jonas.

For Priyanka, it all started at the age of 17 when she was crowned Miss World. She soon stepped into the world of Bollywood in 2003 with “The Hero: Love Story Of A Spy”.

Bollywood entertainers like “Fashion”, “7 Khoon Maaf”, “Barfi!”, “Mary Kom”, “Don”, and “Aitraaz” cemented her position in the industry. But it wasn’t always a smooth ride. There were also the likes of “Bluffmaster!”, “Salaam-E-Ishq”, “God Tussi Great Ho”, “Drona”, and “What’s Your Raashee?”.

She explored the world of music with singles like “In my city” and “Exotic”, and walked into the US television space as FBI agent Alex Parrish in “Quantico”. She made her Hollywood debut as a villain in “Baywatch”.

“When I came into the movies, I didn’t even know I could act. I was a 12th standard girl who suddenly became Miss World. And then suddenly, I was thrown into the movies. I didn’t have the privilege of going to film school or understanding what cinema was,” she said while looking back at her journey.

“I was pushed into it, and then I realised that this is actually a job. That this is not just trying to look pretty, hair, makeup and going onto the set. That it is a craft, you can hone it, you can create characters — and there’s a massive responsibility to that. That is when I started getting excited about the movies, but never in my wildest dreams, would I have seen having a 20-year career the way I’ve had,” she said.

Especially when she was told that she just had 10 years to work.

“In fact, at that time, I was told that women have a shelf life… jaldi-jaldi jitna bhi bhi kaam karna hai, do it. Imagine 10 years if you’re lucky. Sitting here, 20 years later, I feel like my ambition has only grown,” she said.

Her work slate reflects that.

Priyanka is currently seen in the film adaptation of “The White Tiger”, which released on Netflix on January 22. She recently completed work on “Text For You”, developing an untitled comedy with Mindy Kaling and Dan Goor, and also has roles in Russo Brothers’ “Citadel” and “The Matrix 4”.

“So far, I feel unfinished. I have a lot to do. I don’t know what that is. But I just (want to) keep walking in that direction,” said the 38-year-old.

source: The Statesman

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Shahid Kapoor starrer ‘Jersey’ to release on November 5

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Bollywood actor Shahid Kapoor starrer Jersey is all set for a Diwali release. It is scheduled to hit the theatres on November 5.

Shahid made the announcement on Instagram. He shared a picture dressed in a cricket uniform.

“JERSEY releasing in theatres this DIWALI 5th November 2021. The triumph of the human spirit. A journey I am so very proud of. This ones for the TEAM …. ” he wrote alongside the image.

Shahid’s upcoming sports drama is a Hindi remake of a Telugu hit of the same name. The Hindi version is directed by Gowtam Tinnanuri, who had also helmed the 2019 original. It also stars Mrunal Thakur.

The story is about a talented but failed cricketer named Arjun, who decides to make a comeback in his late thirties and play for India, in order to fulfil his son’s wish.

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I&B Ministry notice to Amazon Prime over ‘Tandav’

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The Information and Broadcasting Ministry has issued notice to Amazon Prime, seeking its response to the complaints against its web series ‘Tandav’ starring Saif Ali Khan.

Ministry sources that notice has been issued to the platform as it had released the series, and came as the ministry took serious notice of complaints against ‘Tandav’.

The web series had faced charges of inflaming religious passions and some police complaints have also been filed. According to the complaints, Hindu deities have been denigrated in it.

According to the sources, a proper response to all the allegations has been sought from Amazon Prime, failing which action would be taken against it.

source: The Statesman

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