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Dad-to-be Ranbir awaits fatherhood

The new Shamshera of Bollywood, Ranbir Kapoor says he’s feeling a whole range of emotions as he awaits the birth of his first child.

Ranbir tied the knot with Brahmastra co-star Alia Bhatt in April. The couple took over to social media to announce the pregnancy last month.

Kapoor said that while he finds it strenuous to express his feelings as he is quite ambiguous about his emotions for this new phase of his life.

But he is grateful, excited and nervous and having a baby won’t change the course of his career, said the actor.

Kapoor has always been conscious of his film choices throughout his 15-year career and believes there is nothing in his filmography that he would be ashamed of showing to his child.

“I am always aware because I know that society gets impacted. I will not do anything to disparage anyone or anybody for the sake of entertainment. That’s my personality. I have no regrets or shame for any film I have been a part of. I don’t think there’s any of my movie I want to shield my child from. I believe failures are just as important as successes. I’d like to hear from my child that, ‘Dad, that was such a bad movie,’  or ‘Dad, that was so much fun,’ and I will be genuinely happy about it,” he added.

Ranbir is currently looking forward to the release of his period action film Shamshera, which will hit the theatres on July 22. This Yash Raj Films  features the actor in the dual role.

Deepika Padukone Is The Only Indian Actor To Join The Exclusive Jury For 75th Cannes Film Festival

Bollywood actor Deepika Padukone will be a part of this year’s Cannes Film Festival’s main jury. The 75th Cannes film festival will begin on May 17, 2022. French actor Vincent Lindon will be the Jury president, while the main jury panel will include eight members to whom Vincent will reward one of the 21 films in Competition with the Palme d’Or, during the closing ceremony.

Padukone began her career with a Kannada movie, which has Aishwarya Ray as the main lead, the actress then won everyone’s hearts with Shah Rukh Khan starrer, Om Shanti Om in 2007. For her remarkable acting in the movie, she even won a Filmfare Award. Later in her career, she earned the love of her fans through her peculiar talent in films like Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Bajirao Mastani, Padmaavat, and Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela as well as Piku with the late Irrfan Khan and Amitabh Bachchan. Deepika has also acted in the Hollywood production, XXX: Return of Xander Cage.

As per a statement given to media by the Cannes, Deepika has been described as “Indian Actress, producer, philanthropist, and entrepreneur Deepika Padukone is a huge star in her country. actor, producer, philanthropist, and entrepreneur from India. With over 30 feature films to her credit, she made her English language film debut as the female lead in xXx: The Return of Xander Cage, co-starring with Vin Diesel.”

It further added – “she is also the principal of Ka Productions, the production company behind Chhapaak and ‘83, in which she also starred, as well as the upcoming film The Intern. Credits include Gehraiyaan and Padmaavat, as well as the award-winning and critically acclaimed film Piku. In 2015, she set up The Live Love Laugh Foundation, whose programs and initiatives aim to destigmatize mental illness and raise awareness about the importance of mental health. In 2018, Time Magazine named her one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World.”

Apart from her, the other jury members include, Noomi Rapace from Sweden, Jasmine Trinca from Italy, Jeff Nichols from the United States of America, Joachim Trier from Norway, and Rebecca Hall.

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Gender pay contrasts: Is Bollywood in sync with the fad?

By Aishwarya Samanta

Contrasts in gender pay exist all through the world. They are better archived and evaluated in certain nations and ventures than others. The gap exists dependent on different generalizations and presumptions, for example, women are less skillful, prone to leave occupations for families and kids, men need to get more money flow to help their families, and so on just like financial and business setups outfitted completely towards men. Women additionally do an unbalanced measure of family errands and providing care, which is not esteemed in conventional financial aspects.

The gap has begun to decrease as more women-driven movies are made and are progressively famous with the audience. Yet, lists of most extravagant Indian VIPs have loads of men however not very many women. There is a long, long approach to eliminate the wage gap in Bollywood. In case this is the situation in an industry that is so frequently in the public eye, contemplate what the circumstance resembles in different ventures.

As of late, notable Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone had to reportedly drop out of a film named ‘Baiju Bawra’ as she requested equal pay as the film’s hero (husband Ranveer Singh). Deepika Padukone is A rundown actor who accomplished fame even before her husband Ranveer Singh. At this moment she is quite possibly the most impressive actor and the highest-paid actor in Indian film. But every one of her accomplishments when contrasted appears with be esteemed not as much as her male co-stars.

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Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone had to reportedly drop out of a film named ‘Baiju Bawra’ as she requested equal pay as the film’s hero (husband Ranveer Singh)

While there is such a lot of uproar on the charges of actors, male actors never face it. They are called stars even subsequent to giving flop films. The gender pay gap is a worldwide issue that has held each area from film to the corporate world and it isn’t just in India however in the entire world. A month ago, actor Kareena Kapoor Khan stood out as a piece of buzz-worthy news after demanding a whooping ₹12 crores to play the part of Sita in Alaukik Desai’s Ramayan. As experts, both these women know their value and position in the business, so what’s going on with asking a fair pay? What’s more, why, when they do as such, is it peered downward on?

However, Articles 39 (D) and 41 of the Indian Constitution perceives the rule of equal pay for equal work for all kinds of people and ‘right to work’, how far do we really keep the law? Women actually bring in lesser money than men for similar work. This uniqueness isn’t restricted distinctly to the normal mass even Bollywood faces a gender-based pay gap.

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The gender pay gap is a worldwide issue that has held each area from film to the corporate world

The general law of money expresses that the more your commitment to the income of an association, the more prominent is your prize. At the point when male stardom represents a monstrous part of the money a film makes when contrasted with the commitment of female actors towards the movies, it just appears to be reasonable that men are paid almost twice as much as women. On the off chance that a producer shows trust in a lady and in the event that she welcomes the profits on speculation, she ought to be given similar remuneration as men.

An actor’s compensation ought to be founded on the work they do and not their gender. If the number of working hours she places in is equal to the male actor, then they ought to be remunerated similarly.

It is high time that filmmakers who bring out movies that showcase the realities of the society, picturise the darker side of the glamour world in front of the audience and let them decide how gender pay is as old as traditions in this industry.

The Uncertainty Of Big Bollywood Releases Creating A Doom For Indian Cinema Halls

The Uncertainty Of Big Bollywood Releases Creating A Doom For Indian Cinema Halls

Big Bollywood releases are treated as a festival in this country due to the cultural proximity of the average Indian with Indian cinema. This proximity gave substantial economic benefit to cinema halls for decades. It was a good practice of capitalizing on human emotions to the famous Bollywood drama and the craze of beloved protagonists. However, in the times of the pandemic where human interaction is a risk, there arises an uncertainty on the release of these big Bollywood films that acted as a cash cow for Indian cinemas.

The Uncertainty Of Big Bollywood Releases Creating A Doom For Indian Cinema Halls
The Uncertainty Of Big Bollywood Releases Creating A Doom For Indian Cinema Halls

We can analyze the causes of these uncertainties and their consequences that have a long-term permanent impact under the auspices of four factors. The pandemic is the initiating key, while the other factors result from a domino effect with a perpetual nature. Hence, the causes of doom for Indian cinema halls include the pandemic, which is complemented by the rise of OTT platforms. Furthermore, human traits are also impacting the Indian cinema negatively, and the cumulative impact is giving rise to a power imbalance that is crushing any hopes left for their revival.

The Uncertainty Of Big Bollywood Releases Creating A Doom For Indian Cinema Halls
The Uncertainty Of Big Bollywood Releases Creating A Doom For Indian Cinema Halls

The nexus between Pandemic and Indian Cinema

The pandemic has badly hurt Indian cinema halls in multiple arenas. Pernicious impacts include lesser footfall due to the implementation of covid protocols. Thereby, many big-budget movies like Sooryavanshi and 83 are kept at stalls even after more than one year of their completion. Human reaction to external factors tends to play a vital role in the economics of tangible services. In light of this principle, even if we take covid protocols out of the equation, the inherent fear of the virus prevents people from stepping out from their respective houses. Therefore, cinema halls fall under the high-risk category of businesses vulnerable to the ancillary impacts of the virus.

The Uncertainty Of Big Bollywood Releases Creating A Doom For Indian Cinema Halls
The Uncertainty Of Big Bollywood Releases Creating A Doom For Indian Cinema Halls

While Bollywood tried to revive the cinema hall culture since last month, it failed miserably. All the movies starting from Roohi, Mumbai Saga, Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar, and Saina bombed at Box Office with very few audiences at the ticket counters. Even though movies like Saina and Mumbai Saga received great responses from critics, the fear of CO-VID surpassed the need for entertainment in the minds of the people.

The Uncertainty Of Big Bollywood Releases Creating A Doom For Indian Cinema Halls
The Uncertainty Of Big Bollywood Releases Creating A Doom For Indian Cinema Halls

Rise of OTT platforms

The lockdown catalyzed the growing popularity of online content. Even before the pandemic, the idea of having access to quality content at significantly low prices was a major attraction. When the option of cinema halls got eliminated, people subscribed to multiple streaming platforms, which was a very viable replacement. A year’s subscription was available at a price equal to an average ticket for one movie/one show. OTT platforms offer a plethora of quality content from the comfort of our homes, while a movie hall requires a significant expense of travel and effort. When we apply the principle of demand and supply in the context of pricing or action, the scale falls in favor of OTT platforms.

The Uncertainty Of Big Bollywood Releases Creating A Doom For Indian Cinema Halls
The Uncertainty Of Big Bollywood Releases Creating A Doom For Indian Cinema Halls

Also, the prolonged delay meant many commercial potboilers of Bollywood decided to get released on OTT platforms. Movies like Laxmi, Coolie No 1, The Big Bull, and many more got a direct OTT release to cover up the cost. It was a win-win situation for all movies. Firstly, they got a direct profit from the OTT platforms and didn’t have to wait for months to get the profit revenues. Secondly, almost all the movies discussed here were badly bashed by critics and the audience for their weak script, acting, and direction. Therefore, it was impossible for producers to yield a profit if their movies got a direct theatre release. Therefore, in the long run, many big-budget movies, who are doubtful of their content may directly go for an OTT release to safeguard their profits, thereby creating more troubles for big screens.

The trait of Human Adaptability working against the interests of Indian cinema

Humans tend to adapt to a change in circumstances. This inherent trait has helped our race survive the process of evolution. It takes just twenty-one days for an average person to adapt and get comfortable with a novel situation. Months of lockdown and the fear of covid-19 have forced unwilling souls to adjust and get comfortable switching to the OTT platform as a replacement to Indian cinema halls. We can reasonably classify the two services as having a highly elastic relationship. This fundamentally means that any slight increase in the prices of tickets in cinema halls would raise the demand for OTT content. Hence, human behavior exacerbates the business of cinema halls.

The Uncertainty Of Big Bollywood Releases Creating A Doom For Indian Cinema Halls
The Uncertainty Of Big Bollywood Releases Creating A Doom For Indian Cinema Halls

Imbalance of economic power between Filmmakers and Cinema Halls

According to media reports, cinema heads stated that they are likely to see filmmakers try to arm-twist them as their business is currently in a sensitive state. Audiences are unlikely to return in significant numbers soon after reopening. Hence, at the cost of losing cinema halls as their disseminators, producers have an alternative of OTT platforms. Since cinema halls aren’t their priority, the balance of power shifts in favor of producers.

Therefore we see a trend that many big-budget movies are now opting for simultaneous release on the big screen as well as OTT platforms. South sensation Master and Salman Khan’s upcoming movie Radhe are opting for the formula of simultaneous release.

Conclusion

The pandemic has distorted the very foundation of economic predictability due to fluctuation of cases and the perpetual risk of lockdowns. There is an environment of fear that will only subside when the horrors of the virus get eliminated for good, and people can resume everyday life.

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Story By- Sayak Karmakar, Resident Editor, Interview Times

Bollywood Actor Aamir Khan Used To Spit On Heroines For ‘Good Luck’

Bollywood actor Aamir Khan is the most celebrated actor and one of the most successful actors of his generation. Back then the actor delivered some of the most hit movies and became the audience’s favorite.

But he was also known as the most quite notorious person due to being a ‘prankster’. It was revealed that he was spitting on his female co-stars. As per a report, in one of the famous incidents Aamir Khan spat in the hands of Madhuri Dixit under the guise of reading for a fortune through palm reading. The incident happened on the sets of the 1990 movie ‘Dil’ and this was a prank that infuriated Madhuri Dixit, who reportedly chased after Aamir with a hockey stick.

Even in another incident Aamir Khan at the Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival 2016 on a reunion panel for the 1992 movie Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander also had performed this prank. Director Farah Khan revealed that the actor used to do this with everyone and even till now he still does this.  “Aamir used to do this to everyone and he still doing this …he is like ‘Let me read your hand’. And then he would spit on it,” said Farah Khan.

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In the response to this prank, Aamir Khan who was also a part of the same panel replied  “Maine jis heroine ke haath par thukha hai wo number one ban gayi” (Whichever heroine I spat in the palm of, became a number one heroine).

Bollywood actress Pooja Bedi, who was also in attendance, stated that – “I’ll tell my daughter Aalia that you have to go and meet Aamir uncle he needs to spit on your hand.”

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But all the actresses didn’t take this prank lightly as on the sets of the 1997 movie Ishq, Aamir Khan asked for Juhi Chawla’s hand in front of many crew members. When Juhi did so, Aamir Khan spat in her hand and ran away, in full view of the crew members.

This infuriated Juhi Chawla to the degree that she did not attend the shoot the next day. Aamir Khan and Juhi Chawla stopped talking for years over the spitting incident but eventually made up many years later.

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Jiah Khan’s Sister Accuses Sajid Khan Of Sexual Harassment; Alleges ‘He Asked Her To Take Off Top And Stay In Her Bra’

In the latest BBC documentary of late actor Jhia Khan, her sister Karishma has accused filmmaker Sajid Khan of sexual harassment during the filming of ‘Houseful’.

BBC documentary named – ‘Death in Bollywood’ where it showed the investigation of the death of Late Bollywood actor Jiah Khan who committed suicide as per the police investigation. In the documentary, Jhia’s sister accused filmmaker Sajid Khan of sexual harassment and share that Jiah was asked to strip her top during the script-reading session.

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In the video clip she said- “When she was asked by Sajid Khan to take her top off, she came home and cried. She didn’t know what to do and she said ‘the filming hasn’t even begun yet and this is happening. I have a contract, so if I leave, they can sue me and slander my name. If I stay, then I am sexually harassed. It was a lose-lose situation.”

She further stated that Sajid also made efforts to come to her but later was stopped by her sister Jiah. She was 16 years old when she was accompanied by Jhia to a party. . She was wearing a tube top and when she bent to pick up something, Sajid commented that she was asking for sex. Even though Jhia defended her there and they left the party early leading to scare and traumatize her.

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Even actress-model Sherlyn Chopra also alleges Sajid of sexual harassment stating after few days of her father’s death in 2006, the filmmaker took his penis out of his pants and asked her to ‘feel it’ when she went to meet her.

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Sajid Khan grabbed the limelight when a number of women came forward and accused him of sexual harassment like making inappropriate gestures and requesting women to strip in return for a role.

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Guru Randhawa, Suresh Raina, Sussanne Khan Arrested In A Raid At Mumbai Club

Singer Guru Randhawa, Former Indian cricketer Suresh Raina and Sussanne Khan were arrested during a raid at Mumbai club –Dragonfly.

According to the reports along with these three celebrities, there were around 34 people who were arrested by the Mumbai Police. They were arrested because of violating the COVID-19 norms at the club which is located near the airport. But after the arrest, they were released on bail immediately.

The Sahar police raided the DragonFly at around 2:30 am where it was found that the club was clearly violating and breaking the many COVID-19 norms. The club was also kept open even there was a night curfew across Maharashtra which was imposed by the State Government to contain the coronavirus.

According to the senior officer of the Sahar Police Station, the people along with the three celebrities were booked under section 188 which is Disobedience to order duly promulgated by a public servant, then 269  that is whoever unlawfully or negligently does any act which is, and which he knows or has reason to believe to be, likely to spread the infection of any disease dangerous to life and  34 which is Acts done by several persons in furtherance of the common intention of IPC and provisions of NMDA.

Because of the coming New Year celebrations, the Maharastra Government had imposed a night curfew in the entire state from 22nd December to 5th January due to the rising cases of COVID-19.

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Bollywood And Its Future: Beyond Hash And Nepotism

Bollywood And Its Future: Beyond Hash And Nepotism

Humanity was in its daily roller coaster ride for the billow of advancement until the coronavirus pandemic hindered its growth. The world became stagnant, and humankind was confined within the four wall boundaries. As a result, we saw a halt in the expansion of every field where humans proceeded for elevation. However, for the Hindi film industry or the Bollywood, the CO-VID pandemic was not the only halt. A more destructive cessation stood firm for Bollywood’s royal kingdom’s assassination, keeping a terrifying question mark on Bollywood and its future.

Bollywood And Its Future: Beyond Hash And Nepotism
Bollywood And Its Future: Beyond Hash And Nepotism

The Onset Of Pandemic

When the pandemic stuck, it was evident that all public gatherings will cease to exist for a temporary “infinite” period to break the chain of the virus transmissions. Inevitably, all cinema halls were shut down until further notice. Therefore, it was a shocker for the wealthy Bollywood Industry who had several big and small budget movies lined up in the next few months. Moreover, as travelling was also constricted, actors and production houses could not shoot for their upcoming projects as well. Therefore like any other industry, Bollywood too suffered from what is known as the corona recession.

Bollywood And Its Future: Beyond Hash And Nepotism
Bollywood And Its Future: Beyond Hash And Nepotism

However, unlike any other industry, Bollywood discerned and was quite assured of its mega comeback due to its billions of hardcore fanbase. It was just a matter of time for the situation to be at ease. Therefore, many highly anticipated big-budget movies like 83 and Sooryavanshi, which were scheduled to release, were also delayed momentarily. The producers were confident of earning hundreds and hundreds of crores even if the movies got pushed over the year.

Bollywood And Its Future: Beyond Hash And Nepotism
Bollywood And Its Future: Beyond Hash And Nepotism

Moreover, many small-budget movies like Gulaabo, Sitabo, Shakuntala Devi, Taish, Khuda Hafiz, Sadak 2, Gunjan Saxena, and many more did release (Laxmii, the only exception) on the OTT platforms to recover their cost. Moreover, these flicks were intended to be the only source of entertainment in the painstaking pandemic.

Bollywood And Its Future: The Decline

Bollywood And Its Future: Beyond Hash And Nepotism
Bollywood And Its Future: Beyond Hash And Nepotism

However, Bollywood was oblivious of a much bigger disruption that was swooping on its way. The collision that made a permanent wreck in the golden saga of Bollywood. It all started on June 14 with a simple one line, yet calamitous news, “Sushant Singh Rajput had committed suicide.”

The demise of Sushant Singh Rajput staggered the entire globe. While the world of Bollywood, with its sturdy, paid PR’s and media, expedited the story of suicide into the people’s subconscious mind, they failed miserably in doing so. Sushant was a rising star without a filmy background, which embellished him with millions of fans. Therefore, the people were not ready to believe a rising superstar without any valid reason to have committed suicide.

What followed after (and it’s still following) is the darkest phase of Bollywood. Slowly but undeviatingly, the cryptic secrets of Bollywood were coming out. While at first, the revelation of how Sushant and any other actor from a non-filmy background were ill-treated startled the entire world, the darkest chapter of underworld connection, illegal drug usage, sex rackets, and promotion of anti-Hindu scripts outraged even the once hardcore Bollywood lovers. Moreover, the alleged way his girlfriend and some directors, friends, and producers particularly treated Sushant Singh Rajput acted like icing on the cake of the people’s wrath.

Public Outrage And Boycott Trend

Bollywood And Its Future: Beyond Hash And Nepotism
Bollywood And Its Future: Beyond Hash And Nepotism

What followed after it( and is still following) is the famous #Boycott trend in all forms of social media. However, it is not a trend just for the sake of it. People are showcasing their anger on anything related to Hindi film stars. The loyal fans have disdained movies like Sadak 2, Laxmii, and Khali-Peeli for nepotism and anti-Hindu scripts. The movie trailers and songs have been showered with record-breaking dislikes. So much so that creators panicked and hid the likes and dislikes option for the Laxmii movie. The movies got and are getting the lowest IMDB rates. The ads related to Bollywood stars are being ignored with outrageous hate. Any script against Hindu culture is being boycotted. So movies like Sadak 2 and Laxmii aimed to make people happy, were converted into a joke and meme feast.

Bollywood And Its Future: Beyond Hash And Nepotism
Bollywood And Its Future: Beyond Hash And Nepotism

It seems Bollywood is rapidly sloping downwards to crash into the sea without a stone to stop its further degradation. So where do Bollywood and its future lie??? Is there still the same excitement with the Big Budget movies, or will this dark phase ruin the world of stardom??? The biggest question, are we seeing the inevitable end to the prosperous yet tyrant kingdom of Bollywood?

Bollywood And Its Future

Bollywood And Its Future: Beyond Hash And Nepotism
Bollywood And Its Future: Beyond Hash And Nepotism

The majority of the questions can only be answered once we see the cinema halls at its optimum capacity. If the highly anticipated and big-budget movies fail to deliver the hype and the revenue, it will be a clear indication of the end of the stardom’s era.

However, it is a golden-period for outsiders to rule the Hindi-film industry. With the surge of OTT platforms, the once-neglected actors are getting good roles in movies and web-series, making them a household name in our country. People like Nawasuddin Sidiqquie, Pankaj Tripathy, Pratik Gandhi, Ali Fazal, and Dibyendu are the OTT platforms’ super-heroes. Thereby, in the future, if the so-called stars fail to create hype in the market, producers will bank on these OTT starts to get the dividends. Therefore, if you are an outsider and desire to become an actor, this is the correct time for you.

Bollywood And Its Future: Beyond Hash And Nepotism
Bollywood And Its Future: Beyond Hash And Nepotism

Well, the future can never be predicted. However, there is a sharp decline in the star-culture in Bollywood. Therefore, it is certain that it will be a herculean task for Khan’s, Kapoor’s, Kumar’s, and Roshan’s to keep their stardom intact. It can be said that Bollywood will continue its sail but with a new normal and with new norms.

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Editorial By Sayak Karmakar, Resident Editor, Interview Times

Bollywood Actor Asif Basra Passes Away: Tribute To Paatal Lok Actor

This year seems to be unfortunate for the fraternity of Bollywood as another renowned actor Asif Basra passed away on Thursday morning. It is reported that the ‘Kai Po Che‘ actor killed himself by hanging at his private complex in Himachal Pradesh’s Dharamshala’s McLodganj.

According to reports, it is speculated that he was suffering from depression from a very long time and also had a property on lease for the past 5-6 years in McLeodganj, Upper Dharmashala. The sudden demise of Asif has left a shock for the entire Bollywood. The 53-year-old actor had appeared in many hit Bollywood movie along with recent web series, Asif was recognised for his realistic performance.  Here are some of his outstanding performances throughout his career in Bollywood.

Asif has first appeared in the famous 1998 show “Woh” a horror serial based on Stephen King’s ‘IT”. After that, he worked in many critically acclaimed movies and gave his stellar performances. But the most remembering character was the iconic railway station scene from Imtiaz Ali directed ‘Jab We Met’ where he performed the role of a tea-seller. Even though his role was a short one but it gave him nationwide credit. 

Asif then appeared in many memorable roles like Black Friday, once Upon a Time in Mumbaai, Lamhaa. Then he was seen playing a pivotal role in Sushant Singh Rajput’s debut film Kai Po Che where Sushant’s character Ishaan coaches young cricketers Ali and Asif played the role of the young boy’s father. He was also a part of the Blockbuster movie Krrish 3 and Ek Villain. He has appeared as the journalist in the controversial 2019 film ‘The Tashkent’, a file-based movie based on the death of India’s former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri. 

Asif Basra in Kai Po Che

Recently he appeared in successful web series like Hostages season 2, Scam 1992″ The Harshad Mehta Story and Paatal Lok. Amazon prime thriller series Paatal Lok was one of the hit series in 2020, and he played the role of Jai Malik, a journalist.

Apart from Bollywood movies he also appeared in popular Gujurati film ‘Wrong Side Raja’.

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After his death many Bollywood celebrities paid their tribute – Manoj Bajpayee expressed his shock over his death and said that he was a peace-loving person that is why he lived in a Dharmasaala.

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Kareen Kapoor who worked with him in ‘Jab We Met’ shared her condolences through social media- “Rest In Peace Asif Basra. Heartfelt condolences to the family and loved ones”.  Anushka Sharma, who was the producer of the web series ‘Paatal Lok’ stated – “My sincere condolences and prayers with the family and loves ones. RIP Asif Basra. Shraddha Kapoor, who co-starred with Asif Basra in the film Ek Villain, posted a picture of the late actor with a broken heart emoticon. Nawazuddin Siddiqui was shocked to hear this news and expressed his feeling via Twitter-, “It is unbelievable, yet another loss of a dear friend Asif Basra – gem of a talent and full of life personality. Rest in peace my friend – more power to family.”

Article Written by Dikhya Mohanty


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Mahesh Bhatt And Mukesh Bhatt Files Defamation Suit Of 1 Crore Against Luviena Lodh

 Filmmaker Mahesh Mukesh Bhatt filed a case of a defamation suit against actress Luviena Lodh in Bombay High Court for making “defamatory, slanderous and false allegations” against them. 

The Bhatt siblings sought for Rs. 1 crore in damages and also a restraining order for making any such false claims in future.

The suit claims that Sumit Sabharwa not directly related to the Bhatts and that he was “the son of the applicants’ sister’s husband’s brother”.

 The plea taken up for urgent hearing on Monday, where a single bench of Justice AK Menon asked Lodh to file a reply.

 The next hearing posted for after three weeks meanwhile, Lodh’s advocate assured that she will not publish or make any statement against the plaintiffs.

Last week, Luviena took her social media handle and posted a video where she accused Mahesh Bhatt of ruining people’s life and called him “biggest don of the industry”.

 In that video, she claims to have been married to Bhatt’s nephew Sumit Sabharwal. She accused Sumit of supplying drugs and girls and said that is the reason she filed for a divorce. Lodh claimed that Bhatt was well aware of Sabharwal’s business.

Bhatts filed a case at the Bombay High Court seeking Lodh to be restrained from making, publishing and circulating defamatory and slanderous arguments viraling against them.

“The suit also seeks damage to tune of Rs one crore from theLuveina Lodh for making various grossly defamatory, distasteful and false allegations against the applicants (Bhatts),” the suit said. It also sought a direction towards Lodh to delete the video which she posted.

 They are famous personalities, with malicious intentions to obtain the best settlement in her divorce proceedings with her estranged husband.

Written By- Mousami Jena
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