Actor, singer, writer, anchor Ayushmann Khurrana is, undoubtedly, a man of many talents. And whatever he does, he is impeccable in it. Apart from his acting marvels, we all drool over his songs, be it Paani da Rang or Nazm Nazm. His heart touching Hindi liners add another feather to his cap.
Ayushmann marked his entry into the world of Bollywood with Vicky Donor in 2012. In his Bollywood career spanning 7 years so far, he has already starred in 11 movies with another underway (Dream Girl).
But that’s not what is interesting about him. If you observe closely, it’s his unique movie choices that have left us impressed. In just 11 movies, he has played such varied characters that take other actors sometimes their entire film career.
When most debutants look for the commercial and big banner film to kickstart their Bollywood journey, this guy chose the role of a sperm donor in the film Vicky Donor. And the film deservingly went on to win accolades and he was appreciated for his performance. It was an issue that no movie talked about earlier. With his easy charm and fun personality, he convincingly presented such an important issue.
In his other flick, Dum Laga Ke Haisha, the movie which dealt with arranged marriages and weight issues, Ayushmann was as natural as he could get.
He isn’t the typical superhero who would punch the villains and save his heroines. On the contrary, he is the small town vulnerable and real human who takes our hearts away with every next role.
With Shubh Mangal Saavdhan, he hit another high by taking up the role of a man with erectile dysfunction. An issue as taboo and challenging is this; Ayushmann presented the vulnerability of Mudit Sharma with finesse.
His character in Andhadhun made him win the National Award recently.
What’s the best thing about him taking such issues is the fact that none of them were ‘on the face’ serious movies. Ayushmann maintained his fun persona while giving out the message at the same time.
His characters don’t belong to rich, affluent families and metropolitan cities; they would generally be middle-class guys from small towns of the country.
Ayushmann Khurrana is a breath of fresh air in-between superstars roaming in big cars romancing heroines in foreign locations. His connection to the roots makes him our own real people’s superstar.
Radhika Apte And Sacred Games Among 4 Indian Nominations For International Emmy
The International Emmy nominations were announced on Thursday and features four Indian nominations. Netflix’s India Original series Sacred Games, miniseries Lust Stories and Amazon Prime Video’s The Remix are nominated for the awards. Actress Radhika Apte is also nominated for the best actress award for her performance in Lust Stories.
Sacred Games for best drama
The much appreciated second season of Sacred Games which stars Saif Ali Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui in pivotal roles has been nominated in ‘Best Drama’ category. It is contesting against Contra Todos- Season 3, Bad Banks and McMAfia. Siddique also features in McMafia in a key role.
Anurag Kashyap and Niraj Ghaywan directed the second season of Sacred Games.
Radhika Apte for best actress
Highly acclaimed actress Radhika Apte features in one of the four segments of Lust Stories and is nominated in the ‘best performance by an actress’ category. Other nominations in this category include Marina Gera for Orok Tel, Jenna Coleman for The Cry, Marjorie Estiano for Sob Pressao 2.
Netflix India’s delightfully shared the news of the nominations on its Twitter handle.
— Netflix India (@NetflixIndia) September 19, 2019
Lust Stories for best miniseries
Lust Stories, which is a 4 segment miniseries is nominated in the category of best TV movie/ miniseries. It is a work of directors Anurag Kashyap, Zoya Akhtar, Karan Johar, and Dibakar Banerjee. Other nominations in this category are Trezor, Safe Harbour, and Se Eu Fechar Os Olhos Agora.
Kashyap, who is over the moon after having two of his series find a place in nominations shared the news on his Instagram handle.
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What a day . 3 Emmy Nominations . 1.lust stories (best miniseries) 2.Sacred Games (best Drama) 3. Radhika Apte(best actress-Lust Stories) #internationalemmy @netflix_in @radhikaofficial @karanjohar @zoieakhtar @rsvpmovies @ashidua #dibakar @vikramadityamotwane @ishikamohanmotwane @vidushak ufff
The Remix for best non-scripted entertainment
The non-scripted entertainment category nominations feature Amazon Prime Video’s The Remix.
It is surely a delightful day for the Indian entertainment industry as four nominations found their place in International Emmy Awards. Here’s keeping our fingers crossed and hoping to bring Emmy home. The Winners of the same will be announced in at a ceremony on November 25, 2019, in New York.
Also read: B-Town Dazzles At The Starry IIFA 2019!
Hailee Steinfeld Shines In The Trailer For ‘Dickinson’
Apple TV+ just dropped a new trailer for ‘Dickinson’ and it’s truly gorgeous. This is their new half-hour period drama centred around the great poet Emily Dickinson. The trailer cuts to beautiful scenic shots with enchanting background music and stunning visuals. Hailee Steinfeld portrays Emily Dickinson with a streak of rebellion. It features young poet Emily Dickinson wanting to write in a world that forbids her to. The trailer also references her famous poem, “Because I Could Not Stop For Death” where we have none other than Wiz Khalifa making an appearance as ‘Death’ itself.
The series has been created, written and executive produced by Alena Smith and executive produced by Hailee Steinfeld. “Dickinson”, the drama stars Hailee Steinfeld, Jane Krakowski, Toby Huss, Anna Baryshnikov, Ella Hunt, and Adrian Blake Enscoe with Wiz Khalifa as a guest star. Watch the breath-taking trailer below!
As one can clearly see from the trailer, an attempt is made to blend the old and the new. With Emily Dickinson’s values and struggles intact, the drama seems to loosen up the vocabulary and course of interactions between the characters. There is also strong undertones of teen angst and quirky humour that has sure piqued the interest of viewers.
AppleTV also shared their trailer on their Instagram account. Whilst this Apple TV series has been pitched as a comedy, one can clearly see that the show has in no way undermined the struggle of women and their lack of freedom to pursue their interests. The trailer stands as a reminder that those times weren’t easy and a woman was barely her own person. Emily Dickinson played by Hailee Steinfeld is set to portray all that and more in this new series. The story seems intriguing and the thrust of modernity in tone will interest even those not familiar with the iconic poet.
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Here’s How Hasan Minhaj Called Out Justin Trudeau’s Hypocrisy
Hasan Minhaj is not known for his silence. This is the guy who spoke out against Saudi Arabia’s blatant human rights violation on his Netflix show. So when the Canadian government’s terrible actions regarding climate change came to light, fans knew this episode was coming. In the episode titled “The Two Sides of Canada,” we get to see the handsome and charming face of Canada, Justin Trudeau, in contrast with the reality of their actions.
Hasan Rips Into Trudeau With His Trademark Wit
At a time when so many reporters and journalists refuse to question authority, Minhaj comes as a breath of fresh air.
In this episode, he confronted the Canadian PM with all the burning questions.
Quebec’s Secularism Bill was brought up – it is exactly the opposite as it sounds. And yes, so was marginalization of indigenous communities. Obviously, Hasan left no stone unturned.
The PM was left with no choice but to answer. Unfortunately, his efforts to deflect the questions, or use diplomacy are difficult to ignore.
Middle Aged Men, or World Leaders?
In a funny part of the episode that flips between an interview and the set, we see them playing a game.
Hasan shows Trudeau some photos of men and asks him to guess whether they are random middle-aged men or actual world leaders. And, guess what? The Canadian PM did well, but got Equador’s leader wrong!
Trudeau: The “White Panther” of Canada
But why are we so surprised that Canada is doing such troubling things?
The truth is, popular media has painted Canada to be this futuristic place where everyone is treated equally, where democracy and free healthcare exist in full swing, and people drink maple syrup and have Tim Hortons in total bliss.
So when these terrible deals that are causing wars and destruction come up in Canada’s name – people were bound to get unsettled. To drive home the point, Hasan compares Trudeau to the fictional country of Wakanda! Trudeau smiles awkwardly and tries to accept the “compliment”.
Click here to watch the full episode on YouTube.
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