With the world being isolated many Indian Cities have also been affected. Due to which cinemas have been shut off by government because of the coronavirus spread, the entertainment industry is facing a huge loss. For many shows and movies, shootings have been stalled and promotional events are kept on hold. Both television and film industry is facing huge losses altogether.
As instructed by WHO, all the majorly affected cities like Karnataka, Mumbai, Delhi, Kerala as well as Jammu and Kashmir have closed all its gyms, malls including theatres on Friday. In order to contain the virus. Most importantly as it has been declared as Pandemic! With the theatres being shut, Indian Entertainment industry is being majorly affected. Recently released, Angrezi Medium, starring Irrfan, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Radhika Madaan and Deepak Dobriyal. Surprisingly, it is still managing to control the panic around the virus spread by going ahead at the box office.
While, Akshay Kumar-starrer Sooryavanshi, which recently launched its trailer with much fanfare. It’s director Rohit Shetty has pushed the release of the film indefinitely. Tillotama Shome’s film Sir has been postponed. The release of Hollywood movies A Quiet Place 2, Disney’s Mulan & The New Mutants has also been pushed. A film which drastically failed at the box office is Baaghi 3 as well as the other released films.
On Saturday, Shahid Kapoor announced that the team of his upcoming film “Jersey” has decided to suspend the shoot of the film to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus.
SHOOTINGS ARE ON HALT
After the meeting of the Federation of Western Indian Cine Employees, Indian Motion Pictures Producers’ Association & Indian Film & Television Directors’ Association. It is decided to call off shooting till 31 March. In order to stand united and keep the idea of health before wealth.
As tweeted by ANI, “Film bodies, including Indian Motion Pictures Producers’ Association,Federation of Western India Cine Employees and Indian Film & Television Directors’ Association, in a meeting today decided to halt shooting of entertainment products from 19 March to 31 March,in view of #CoronaVirus.”
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Harami Trailer: Emraan Hashmi’s Indo-American Film
The trailer of Emraan Hashmi’s new film Harami dropped off the Internet on Monday. Written and directed by Shyam Madiraju, the film will premiere at Busan International Film Festival in October. The Busan International film festival will take place from October 21 to October 30. The “hard-hitting street saga’, Harami has been nominated in the film, director and audience categories, known as the New Currents Award, Kim Jiseok Award and the KNN Audience award, respectively.
Watch the Harami trailer:
Sharing the trailer on social media, Shyam Madiraju wrote:
“Official selection to New Currents main competition section of Busan International Film Festival 2020. Harami is a hard-hitting, visually striking street saga of youth crime and broken destinies, love and redemption, played out against the vibrant backdrop of chaotic and relentless Mumbai.”
Harami also features Rizwan Shaikh, Danshree Patil, Harsh Rajendra Rane, Ashutosh Gaikwad, Machindra Ghadkar, Sarthak Dusane, Manish Mishra, Yash Kamble, Durgesh Gupta, Aditya Bhagat, Starr Liu, Diksha Nisha and Adil Khan.
Harami focuses on the story of a teenage boy, who pickpockets at local Mumbai stations with his gang. His life takes a 180-degree when he falls in hopelessly in love with the daughter of one of his victims, who died by suicide after being robbed. On his path of redemption, the boy faces strong opposition from his boss (Emraan Hashmi).
Talking about his character, Emraan Hashmi says,
“My character is a former English teacher who does a U-turn to become the ringleader of a gang of young pickpockets who frequent Mumbai locals. So, while everyone around him speaks Bambaiya Hindi, Sagar Bhai chooses to speak in English because he’s tutoring these slum kids in the language too, so they can hoodwink unsuspecting foreign tourists and flick their wallets.”
Earlier this month, Emraan Hashmi unveiled his first look from the film. He can be seen sporting long curly hair with a gold chain and a pair of framed spectacles in the poster.
Talking about the film, director Shyam said in a statement,
“Harami, while set in the streets and slums of Mumbai is a universal story of hope and redemption. The film, a labour of love, took me over two years to just scout during numerous visits to India and despite all the monumental challenges we shot live in Victoria Terminus, Bombay Central, and other trains stations, a feat not for the faint-hearted. With crews over 200 including international talent from America, UK, Denmark and South Africa, Harami was a global production set in the slums of Dharavi and crowded streets of Mohamed Ali Road.”
On casting Emraan, Madiraju went on to say,
“It was Emraan Hashmi playing the role of ‘Sagar Bhai’ a very Dickensian Feagin-like character who is a former English teacher turned gang lord who is the real revelation of the film. The role complex and nuanced and unlike anything Emraan had done before, was a true challenge for both Emraan and me.”
Joaquin Phoenix, Rooney Mara Welcome Baby Boy River
Joaquin Phoenix, the Oscar winner, and actor Rooney Mara, became parents to a baby boy, River Pheonix which is their first child together.
The couple called their son after Phoenix’s late older brother, the actor River Phoenix. Who earlier died of a drug overdose in 1993 at the age of 23.
Russian filmmaker Victor Kossakovsky shared the news during a Q&A at the 2020 Zurich Film Festival on Sunday. Also, following the screening of his documentary Gunda, executive produced by Pheonix, according to a U.S. publication.
“He just had a boy, by the way, he is a beautiful son named River, so now he can’t promote it,” said Kossakovsky as he challenged the Joker star.
In May, Mara, 35, and Phoenix, 45, were reported to be expecting their first child together.
Joaquin Phoenix named his son after his uncle.
The pair met on the sets of Mary Magdalene. In which Mara played the title role alongside Phoenix as Jesus, they met in 2016. Soon after, they began dating and made their red carpet debut at the Cannes Film Festival 2017 closing ceremony. Phoenix confirmed months later in an interview that they were staying in the Hollywood Hills together.
For his title role in the 2019 film “Joker,” Joaquin Phoenix, 45, won the best actor Oscar, and Mara, 35, was twice nominated, once for “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” and once for “Carol.”
The pair co-starred in “Her” in 2013, have been romantically linked since 2016 and became involved in 2019.
On work front, there are many recent reports which says that Joaquin Phoenix to return as joker in two projects. In two films, the actor could land a whopping $50 million bid to reprise the Crown Prince of Crime. Originally, Phoenix thought that Joker was a standalone film, but now he’s changed his tune, a source told the tabloid. Despite the controversy that came with last year’s publication, he wants to play the role again.
It is reported that Warner Bros Pictures was ‘as surprised as anyone’ with the achievement of Joker in 2019. A long term agreement is being prepared to make two sequels in the next four years. It is said to be about getting the Oscar-Winning star to accept the terms and it will by far result in his career’s biggest pay cheque.
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Daughter’s Day: Bollywood Edition
The world celebrated Daughter’s day yesterday. Daughter’s Day is observed on the fourth Sunday of September every year. It is a reminder to treat sons and daughters alike. The day is dedicated to a ‘girl-child’ for giving out one message loud and clear – that girls are not inferior to boys. Many celebrities took to their Instagram handles and showcased their love for their daughters.
Inaaya Khemu, the beloved daughter of Kunal Khemu and Soha Ali Khan Khemu has always been in the limelight just like her cousin Taimur. Kunal posts several pictures with his daughter. He took to Instagram and captioned,
“When the world fits in your arms and you can embrace the life in it..the only relationship that’s cemented for life the moment it starts is that of a parent and their child. To every parent and to every daughter.” #happydaughtersday
While Soha Ali Khan said,
“May you never lose that twinkle in your eye, that bounce in your step or my favourite lipstick hidden in your pocket #happydaughtersday
Suresh Raina celebrated Daughter’ day in a different way. He not only wished his daughter but he also raised awareness about menstruation. He said,
You are the greatest joy of my life and the sunshine that brightens my day. No matter how old you grow, you will always remain my little girl @rainagracia 😘🌈 .. You have been a blessing & I’m beyond proud of you. Love you a lot❤️❤️ 💫 #happydaughtersday
It’s #DaughtersDaytoday and it troubles me to think many young girls go through the experience of their first period alone and scared.
Therefore, today I’m taking the pledge to end the taboos associated with period and talk about it openly, starting at home. Because, after all, #ItsJustAPeriod If you stand with me, share a picture like this, alone or with your daughter, tag @stayfreeindia and use #ItsJustAPeriod .
Ayushman Khurana said,
“This was clicked in the Bahamas, at the beginning of 2020. We thought it’ll be a very special year, and special it is. I get to spend so much time with you. Happy Daughters Day my Jaan.❤️
I celebrate you every day!
“Perhaps she wants to change the world. Perhaps it’s a world that needs changing” ENOLA HOLMES
“My daughter, Nysa is many things. My sharpest critic, my biggest weakness & strength as well. She’s a young adult but to Kajol & me, she will always be our baby girl “🤗
While Kajol posted her picture captioning, What I love most about you my dear daughter is ur unique point of view. It’s always just a little different from mine and it makes me look at myself and everything else in a totally different light! And that’s so hard for me to do 🙄
So #happydaughtersday to me you.
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Who says Miracles don’t happen… Holding one in my hands now😇Life is such a miracle, isn’t it?✨ That’s the happiness I’m celebrating today on #DaughtersDay as I hold 🧿Samisha🧿 our daughter ❤️ I definitely don’t need a day to celebrate her.. Cant thank God and the Universe enough for answering & manifesting our prayers, especially Viaan’s, so beautifully; will be eternally grateful. Don’t forget to give your daughters a tight hug today 🤗❤️ . . . . . #SamishaShettyKundra #SSKJr #daughter #family #love #gratitude #blessed
Shilpa Shetty shared a candid click holding her little daughter Samisha… She also wrote, “Who says miracles don’t happen… Holding one in my hands now😇Life is such a miracle, isn’t it?✨ That’s the happiness I’m celebrating today on #DaughtersDay as I hold 🧿Samisha🧿 our daughter ❤️ I definitely don’t need a day to celebrate her. Can’t thank God and the Universe enough for answering & manifesting our prayers, especially Viaan’s, so beautifully; will be eternally grateful. Don’t forget to give your daughters a tight hug today 🤗❤️”.
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