Director Karan Johar has offered an honest dissection of his debut film, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, which turned 21 earlier this week. The romantic drama, starring Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol and Rani Mukerji in key roles, was released in 1998 to phenomenal success.But Karan, in hindsight, isn’t too sure about the film’s ethics and gender politics. Taking an axe to the film in an interview to Mid-Day, the filmmaker said that Shah Rukh’s character, lacked a spine as well as a coherent backstory. He said, “Rahul doesn’t stand for very much. He’s a deeply confused character, doesn’t know what he wants and, really, didn’t do a lot much in the movie. Whatever happened to him was because there were people pushing him - his dead wife’s spirit, his eight-year-old daughter, and Anjali herself. What made him endearing was his charm, his large heart and Shah Rukh’s personal charisma.”The filmmaker added, … [Read more...] about Karan Johar takes an axe to Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, says Shah Rukh Khan’s character had no spine, film lacked logic
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NEW DELHI: National award winner and internationally acclaimed film maker Jahnu Barua, who has served as part of many government bodies both under the Modi government and UPA, has withdrawn his film Bhoga Khirikee (Broken Window) from the upcoming Assam State Film Festival in protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB), saying it "will completely alter the nature of the Assamese society and that the state cannot take the burden of the consequences of the bill". "Till yesterday (Monday), I expected that some sense will prevail, but it didn't happen. We are disturbed because it is the future of the Assamese society which is at stake. Assam is unique because for the past 600 years, we have had people from all communities, ethnic tribes, come and stay together because of the Assamese identity, but now, we are scared that we Assamese people will become a minority," said Barua. The film maker told ET that the move was aimed at "bringing disharmony to the state of Assam and … [Read more...] about Assam cannot take the burden of the consequences of CAB: Film maker Jahnu Barua
Sara Ali Khan channelled her inner Umrao Jaan in her latest Instagram post. She shared pictures of herself gazing at the camera and captioned them with her now-famous ‘Sara Ki Shayari’.“In aankhon ki masti,Sara began her shayari with “In aankhon ki masti”, the iconic song from Umrao Jaan, and called herself a “sasti” version of legendary actor Rekha on whom the song was picturised. The hilarious post prompted a response from her Coolie No 1 co-star Varun Dhawan. “U have a lot of free time,” he commented. View this post on Instagram इन आँखों की मस्ती 👀 Rekha Ji se hai Sara bahut सस्ती 💵 Luckily, voh apne aap pe hi हस्ती 😂 She says all this and then voh फस्ती 🕸 #sarakishayari #ShouldWriteADiary … [Read more...] about Sara Ali Khan mesmerises fans with her eyes, calls herself ‘sasti’ Rekha. See pics
With founder Subhash Chandra no longer in the driver’s seat, having stepped down as chairman last month (though he retains a seat on the board), the acid test for Goenka would be to take the financial investors, who’ve backed Zee, along with him even as he strives to weather the latest storm. Viveat Susan Pinto reports. It may take some time for the promoters at Zee Entertainment, dealing with a spate of board-level exits, to steady the ship. The broadcaster, which began the cable and satellite revolution in India three decades ago, was quick to issue a clarification recently regarding the resignation of three directors, saying there were no corporate governance lapses at the firm. Zee’s managing director (MD) and chief executive officer (CEO) Punit Goenka on Monday said the broadcaster had appointed an independent agency to examine his compensation and terms of contract in the wake of the allegations made by two of the directors. Goenka was reappointed to the … [Read more...] about Will Punit Goenka manage to ‘rescue’ Zee?
BENGALURU: Sahanna Ramesh has cut the cord — the TV cord that is. The 24-yearold State Bank of India analyst stays up late every night watching shows on one of four streaming video apps—Hotstar, Sony Liv, Netflix and Amazon Prime Video, the last of which debuted in India on December 14. “Each of the platforms offer varied content,” Ramesh said. “Through Hotstar, I watch Tamil television shows, Netflix has its own original shows and Amazon Prime Video seems like a really cheap option which will have a lot of diverse content to choose from in a few months.” Known in the trade as overthe-top (OTT) applications, the four platforms cited above join a field that includes Eros Now, Viacom 18’s Voot and Jio-Cinema. Providing exclusive content calls for investment. Amazon, for instance, is setting aside Rs 2,000 crore for Prime Video in India and has announced 18 original shows for India. Hotstar, Eros Now, Sony Liv and others are likely to have … [Read more...] about OTT apps give the idiot box a run for its money