Disclaimer: I am yet to see Nandita Das’ Manto. Saadat Hasan Manto was my father’s friend and the first time I heard his name was at the age of five or six. As kids, we were fascinated by the telephone and I had only recently picked up the art of saying ‘wrong number’ and banging the phone in frustration. I was intrigued by that phrase. One day, Dadamoni called from the Bombay Talkies studio office. I picked up the phone and started talking to him, updating him about mundane things like school homework and what’s going on at home. Our brief chit-chat ended with papa asking if mom (Shobha Devi) was around. “Give the phone to maa,” he demanded in Bengali. The moment he uttered those words, I said, ‘Wrong number’ and hung up. He kept ringing. Every time he said he wants to talk to my mother I would repeat, ‘Wrong number’ and disconnect the phone rudely. He was calling as he wanted to bring his friend Manto home for dinner … [Read more...] about ‘Papa was upset about Manto’s decision to leave for Pakistan. He tried persuading him to change his mind’
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Email Updated November 17, 2019 17:26:12 Video: Storms bring hail to south-east Queensland (ABC News) Related Story: 'It's a bit scary': Emergency bushfire warning issued for Ravensbourne as four-day-old fire flares again Related Story: It's hard to breathe': Bushfires cause choking air pollution in south-east Queensland Map: Brisbane 4000 Hailstones the size of cricket balls have fallen in the Sunshine Coast hinterland as parts of Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast were hit by storms this afternoon. Key points:Severe thunderstorm activity has brought giant hailstones to parts of the Sunshine Coast and BrisbaneTrees have also been brought down amid damaging windsThe storm cut power to about 10,000 people Lauren Murphy from the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) said there had been severe thunderstorm activity on Queensland's east coast, south of Rockhampton, as well as "several significant cells delivering large to giant hail around the Sunshine Coast hinterland". The BOM had … [Read more...] about Severe storm hits south-east Queensland, bringing giant hailstones and destructive winds
New Delhi: Fans waiting for the release of Irrfan Khan starrer ‘Angrezi Medium’ got another reason to cheer as Kareena Kapoor Khan has been roped in to play a cop in the film. Indian film critic and trade analyst, Taran Adarsh, shared the news through his Twitter handle. “IT'S OFFICIAL... Kareena Kapoor Khan in Angrezi Medium... She plays a cop in the film... Stars Irrfan Khan... Directed by Homi Adajania... Produced by Dinesh Vijan... Angrezi Medium will be filmed in London this June,” he tweeted. Take a look at the post below: IT'S OFFICIAL... Kareena Kapoor Khan in #AngreziMedium... She plays a cop in the film... Stars Irrfan Khan... Directed by Homi Adajania... Produced by Dinesh Vijan... #AngreziMedium will be filmed in London this June. — taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) April 25, 2019 Dinesh Vijan too confirmed the same and said in a statement that, “Kareena is a great addition to our franchise! Angrezi medium is a very special film, and … [Read more...] about It’s official! Kareena Kapoor Khan to play a cop in Irrfan Khan’s ‘Angrezi Medium’!
We already know Dev will play Nagendra Prasad Sarbadhikari, the man who is called the father of Indian football, in Dhrubo Banerjee’s next directorial. The magnum opus is being produced by SVF. Keeping in sync with the traditional Bangaliyana and following the historical traits like his last two films, Dhrubo’s story is inspired by real-life incidents from the period of Bengal renaissance. Sounds exciting right! The director himself is pretty much excited as well. “I have been trying to rediscover the lost pride in Bengalis. People know about the Bengali renaissance but are not aware of the contribution of this man. He is completely forgotten. My film is not a biopic but a means of creating a movie based on Nagendra and the times. Every Bengali must know about him,” said Dhrubo who two Guptodhan franchise films were runaway hits. This film will also mark Dev’s return to SVF after the 2017 blockbuster ‘Amazon Obhijaan’. For years, they have … [Read more...] about Here’s why Dhrubo Banerjee feels nostalgic
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