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Popular comedian Ghanna bhai’s elevation to the state minister’s rank as VC of UK’s Sahitya, Kala and Sanskritik Parishad is a welcome decision of CM Rawat

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The elevation of Ghananand aka Ghanna Bhai a renowned, rather number one comediun of Uttarakhand who served in the Forest department of the state having sought voluntary retirement in 2012 in view of his candidature as the BJP nominee from Pauri Garhwal legislative constituency, as the Vice Chairman of Uttarakhand Sahitya, Kala and Sanskritic parishad a state ministerial rank recently has been appreciated and lauded by the people of Uttarakhand thus thanking the chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat for the right appointment of a deserving artist to the coveted post.

Ghanna bhai carries an undisputed vast following in Uttarakhand as well as in the country n abroad amongst the fellow Uttarakhandies for his outstanding humorous histrionics in hindi as well as in the regional dialects.

Having performed brilliantly in thousands of stage programmes during the last four decades including in Uttarakhandi films like Gharjawain, Chakrachal etc there are hundreds of CDs of regional films, stage shows and visuals to his credit.

His aura is so widespread that his every show highly mesmerise n enthral audience to the maximum who repeatedly demand his presence on the stage by chanting once more, once more.

Known as popular Asrani of the Uttarakhand cinema and stage shows Ghananand aka Ghanna bhai is a most popular comediun of Uttarakhand with an infinite fan following enticing tremendous crowd to his shows. His is today a most sought after actor comediun loved and respected by one and all in Uttarakhand.

How popular is Ghanna bhai amongst the politicians of the state can be gauged from the fact that the former chief minister of the Himalayan state Major general Bhuvan Chand Khanduri himself invited him to contest as the BJP’s official candidate from Pauri Garhwal constituency despite his being a pilitically novice person.

Not only this but the present chief minister of Uttarakhand Trivendra Singh Rawat too wasted no time to appoint him to the state ministerial rank as the Vice Chairman of the Uttarakhand Sanskriti, Sahitya and Kala Parishad a significant office held by important personalities in the past.

Hailing from an extremely modest background from Pauri Garhwal district studied at Lansdowne , a down to earth person and an actor of repute Ghanand aka Ghanna bhai carved a niche for himself as a renowned comediun since his school days. He deserves full accolades n compliments for his new pivotal appointment.

He was few months ago operated for a heart ailment, the entire expenditure for which was borne by the syate government as the chief minister Rawat’s behest. Wishing him all the very best in all his future endeavours.

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Following Christchurch mosque attack Australian PM pushes G20 to tackle internet extremism

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Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has called on world leaders to press technology firms to tackle the “ungoverned” space of extremist internet content in the wake of the Christchurch terror attack.

In a letter published Tuesday, the Australian leader asked the G20 summit host, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, that the issue is raised when leaders gather in Osaka this June.

Morrison is in the middle of a tough re-election campaign, where his party has faced persistent allegations of fuelling anti-migrant sentiment to appeal to conservative voters.

Morrison has spoken publicly several times to denounce extremism since the attack that killed 50 people in neighbouring New Zealand on Friday.

He has also taken aim at tech companies for their seeming inability to stop the propagation of extremist content, such as live footage shot by the gunman as he rampaged through the Al Noor mosque.

“They’ve created these capabilities, and in the overwhelming majority of cases, they’re available for peaceful and happy purposes, but we do know that they can be used and weaponised by terrorists of any description,” he told the press.

“If you can write an algorithm to make sure that the ads they want you to see can appear on your mobile phone, then I’m quite confident they can write an algorithm to screen out hate content on social media platforms,” Scott Morrison said.

“I’m sure we can work together to make sure they protect our citizens by ensuring that the tools that they have developed are not used by terrorists as weapons to advance their agendas of hate,” he added.

Opposition leader Bill Shorten backed that call, telling social media platforms, “If you help create the swamp, you can’t go missing when evil things start crawling out of it.”

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Akshay Kumar visits iconic Red Fort to promote ‘Kesari’, dubs it favourite place in Delhi

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Akshay Kumar is currently busy promoting his upcoming release Kesari. The movie is based on the Battle Of Saranghari. Akshay had previously pointed out that only 3-4 articles have elaborated on the battle which was so bravely fought by our Indian soldiers who were limited in number.

The actor is currently is in his hometown Delhi. He rubbished rumours of contesting Lok Sabha polls on BJP ticket in the upcoming elections. “No, I won’t be contesting any elections,” Akshay cleared while addressing the press conference of his upcoming movie Kesari. India Today also quoted him saying, “Politics is not on my agenda. I feel what I am doing through my films, I will never be able to do that through politics.”

Today morning the actor began his day with a special interview. His interview was conducted by Zee News. “Privileged to have started the day with such a heartfelt interview at my favourite place in #Delhi , the Red Fort with @sudhirchaudhary72. This is a special one for #Kesari, coming up tonight at 9 pm on @zeenews,” he posted along with a photograph on Instagram.

 

The actor was welcomed in Delhi on M with a huge crowd of fans.

 

Apart from Kesari, Akshay Kumar would also appear in Good News with Kareena Kapoor Khan, Diljit Dosanjh and Kiara Advani, Mission Mangal with Sonakshi Sinha, Nithya Menon, Vidya Balan, Kirti Kulhari and Sharman Joshi, and Housefull 4 with Bobby Deol, Riteish Deshmukh, Kriti Sanon, Kriti Kharbanda and Pooja Hegde. All his movie are slated to release this year.

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Ajay Devgn set to play squadron leader Vijay Karnik in ‘Bhuj: The Pride of India

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Ajay Devgn, last seen in Total Dhamaal, has taken up yet another biopic. His name was recently linked to biopic on football coach Syed Abdul Rahim, after the actor has already worked on the real-life story of Taanaaji, who played the main man in Chattrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s army.

The actor is now set to essay the role of Squadron Leader Vijay Karnik, who was in charge of the Bhuj airport during the 1971 Indo-Pak war. It was Karnik and his team, with the help of the local women, who reconstructed the destroyed Indian Air Force airstrip at Bhuj in Gujarat, in what could be termed as India’s ‘Pearl Harbour’ moment. The movie, based on a true incident, is touted to be one of India’s most fascinating war-related stories.

Talking about the film, producer Bhushan Kumar told Times Of India, “This courageous tale needs to be told because we want the current and the coming generation to know about this brave soldier, Squadron Leader Vijay Karnik, who played a significant role in India’s victory in the 1971 war. He was heroic enough to take this bold step of involving civilians in a war. Also, who better than Ajay Devgn for the role of Vijay Karnik? We are working with him currently in De De Pyaar De and Taanaji, and we are glad that he is on board for this film, too.”

Vijay Karnik also seemed happy to have Ajay Devgn on board to tell his tale. He told the publication, “We were fighting a war and if there had been any casualties of any of these women, it would have been a great loss. But I took the decision and it worked out. I had briefed them where they could take shelter if attacked and they followed it bravely. Also, I could only see Ajay Devgn essaying my character and I’m glad that he’s on board.”

Bhuj: The Pride of India is a Gulshan Kumar presentation along with T-Series and Select Media Holdings LLP. Written-directed by Abhishek Dudhaiya, the film will be produced by Ginny Khanuja, Vajir Singh, Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar and Abhishek Dudhaiya.

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It’s Alia Bhatt opposite Salman Khan in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Inshallah’!

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From the past few months, there have been several reports making the rounds about the casting process for Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s upcoming directorial starring Salman Khan in the lead role. It was said that either Deepika Padukone, Katrina Kaif or Alia Bhatt are in the running to play the female lead. Last night, Alia was clicked while making her way out of SLB’s office which added more fuel to the rumours.

Now, finally, it’s confirmed that Alia is indeed playing the lead opposite Salman in SLB’s film titled Inshallah. Alia tweeted about the same, “I was 9 when I first walked into Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s office, all nervous and hoping and praying that I would be in his next film. It’s been a long wait.” She further tweeted, “Dream with your eyes wide open they say & I did. Sanjay Sir and Salman Khan are magical together & I can’t wait to join them on this beautiful  journey called “Inshallah” #Inshallah #SLB @BeingSalmanKhan @bhansali_produc @SKFilmsOfficial @prerna982”

Even Salman made an official announcement by tweeting, “It’s been 20 years but I am glad Sanjay and I are finally back in his next film, Inshallah. Looking forward to work with Alia and inshallah we will all be blessed on this journey.#Inshallah #SLB @aliaa08 @bhansali_produc @SKFilmsOfficial”

Earlier, a source had told to DNA After Hrs about the project, “Sanjay, who is penning the script, has narrated the idea to Salman and he is on board. Though the film isn’t a sequel or a remake, it may be called Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam 2. SLB feels that the movie has all the elements that Hum Dil… had. So, the title feels like a natural fit for part two. However, it will have a different story and new characters. An A-list heroine will be cast opposite Salman, but the makers haven’t approached anyone as yet.”

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Kesari’ will be an emotional experience for the audience: Akshay Kumar

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In his close to three-decade-long career in Hindi film industry, Akshay Kumar has established himself as an action star, a pro in comedy and the face of patriotic movies, but the Kesari actor says he still has a lot to offer as a performer.The 51-year-old actor said he does not want to get pigeonholed and is looking for opportunities to contribute to various genres in cinema.

“I have a long way to go. I still want to do a lot. I want to keep on working. I don’t want to stop at one point and have a particular image. I want to have different kind of images. I’m still discovering myself and have a lot of time with myself to do so,” Akshay Kumar said at a press conference.

“I have ‘Housefull 4‘ and then I am doing a horror-comedy and then there is ‘Sooryavanshi’. I want to do different kind of films and I’m looking for opportunities,” he added.

Akshay was in the capital along with actorParineeti Chopra and director Anurag Singh to promote their upcoming release Kesari. The film is based on Battle of Saragarhi, which was fought between the British Indian Army’s Sikh Regiment and Afghan tribesmen in 1897.

Akshay said working on Kesari was an emotional experience for him as he feels a strong connect with the love warriors and soldiers have for their motherland. “Making this film was an emotional experience. Especially, the last 15 minutes of the film were very emotional. But it’s been an important journey for me. I am sure it is going to be an emotional experience for the audience as well.” ”

Kesari, produced by Dharma Productions, Azure Entertainment and Cape of Good Films, will hit the theatres on Thursday.

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Amitabh Bachchan expresses grief over Manohar Parrikar’s demise

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The Chief Minister of Goa Manohar Parrikar fought a hard battle with cancer. Ram Nath Kovind made the announcement of his death today. Noted Bollywood actor and megastar Amitabh Bachchan took to Twitter to describe what a gentle and soft spoken, simple minded person Manohar was.

“T 3122 – Manohar Parrikar CM of Goa, passes away .. a gentle , soft spoken simple minded person .. respected .. fought his illness with dignity and great spirit .. had on a few occasions spent some time with him .. a soft smile always adorned his face .. sad with the news ..,” tweeted the actor.

Amitabh Bachchan has long been linked with BJP, either for praising the party or controversies attached to them. Before BJP came into ruling power too, Amitabh Bachchan had close ties with BJP president Amit Shah. Interestingly, Big B and late Manohar too had spent time together at more than one occasions. Akshay Kumar, Katrina Kaifand Salman Khan too met the late CM of GoaManohar Parrikar.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi also tweeted his condolences an hour back. He called Manohar an unparalleled leader, a true patriot and exceptional administrator. He also praised the ex-defense minister Manohar and called him the builder of modern Goa.

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Notebook: Salman Khan’s ‘Main Taare’ song to be out today

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After backing Notebook, Salman Khan has gone a step further and lent his voice to one of the tracks in the film. The actor-producer has crooned Main Taare, the teaser of which has generated abundant buzz online. While its lyrics have been written by Manoj Muntashir, Vishal Mishra has composed the romantic number.

Talking about the actor-producer’s involvement in the movie from the onset, be it the script, location or the soundtrack, director Nitin Kakkar says, “I’m very happy that Salman sir has sung this beautiful song. While working with him, I’ve learned that he puts his heart and soul in everything that he does, whether it’s a small or a big task, which makes him a true superstar. People have appreciated the track’s teaser. I hope there will be immense love for the number, which goes live today.”

Shot in the exquisite valleys of Kashmir,Notebook marks the debut of Zaheer Iqbal and Pranutan Bahl. The romantic drama, which is presented by Salman Khan Films, is produced by Salma Khan, Murad Khetani and Ashwin Varde. It tells the story of two lovers, Kabir (Zaheer) and Firdaus (Pranutan), with a bunch of talented child artistes, who play pivotal roles in their lives. The film releases on March 29.

SALMAN’S PREVIOUS HITS AS A SINGER

The first song that Salman Khan had sung wasChandi Ki Daal Par Sone Ka Mor in his film Hello Brother (1999). The Race 3 actor has also lent his voice to Jag Ghoomeya, 440 Volt and Sultan for the soundtrack of his 2016 blockbuster, Sultan. The superstar has rendered many songs over the years. His Main Hoon Hero Tera for his home production Hero (2015), which launched Sooraj Pancholi and Athiya Shetty, was a huge hit.

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Copyright tussle between ‘In The Name of God’ and ‘Laddoo’

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The controversy between the short films —Laddoo and In The Name Of God — based on a similar storyline continues. One thought the tussle ended after Neeraj Pandey and Shital Bhatia’s Friday Filmworks, which presented the Sameer Sadhwani and Kishore Sadhwani-directed Laddoo, revealed that writer Pankaj Chaturvedi had shared the script with the director duo in 2013. However, due to the time gap and lack of communication between the Sadhwanis and Pankaj, the writer’s credit inLaddoo was unintentionally missed (After Hrs edition dated February 22, 2019).

On February 25, Pankaj sent a legal notice to Ajay Dhama, who reportedly had made In The Name Of God in 2014 and even uploaded clips on his Facebook page. The notice states that Pankaj had shared the subject with Ajay in December 2013. However, since there was no development to their discussions, the idea of jointly producing it was deemed abandoned.

The notice also states that Pankaj was surprised to learn that Ajay had made a film and shared clippings online. Maintaining that he is the sole owner of the script, he assigned the copyright and intellectual property rights to Sameer and Kishore Sadhwani. It is further stated that Ajay has no right or claim over the script and he should remove all material shared on social media and other media platforms. Moreover, he should also hand over all the material related toIn The Name Of God to him.

In his reply to the notice, through his lawyers, Ajay questions why Pankaj waited till February 2019 to register for the copyright of the script (vide diary number 1818/2019-CO/L. The notice also maintains that the script of In The Name Of God was conceptualised by Ajay and writer-actor Rakesh Ojha, who also wrote the dialogue for the film. Moreover, it states that Pankaj was an assistant to Rakesh and has misused the facts.

On his part, Pankaj says, “My script was created in December 2013 and subsequently, I got it registered. I had recently applied for copyright just as an additional precautionary measure. All writers abide by getting their scripts registered. The script was shared with Ajay Dhama as he had shown interest in producing it under my direction. We disconnected post that on many things and nothing materialised and noticed recently during the ongoing events and through his claims in media that he has produced the same without my consent. The matter needs to be resolved in the court of law and all the evidence to this will be presented there.”

Both the shorts revolve around the theme that all religions are one and lead to one ultimate Almighty. The story is about a little boy who is sent by his mother with a tiffin for the temple pandit on occasion of his grandfather’s death anniversary. However, seeing the temple closed, he ends up at a mosque, where he gives the food to the maulvi.

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For ‘Game of Thrones’ star Emilia Clarke, fame is anxiety-inducing

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Emilia Clarke says she values the love she receives from her audience but at the same time finds fame “anxiety” inducing.

The Game of Thrones star says she is “guarded” about her anonymity, reported Contactmusic.

“I do get recognised more now. Sometimes you walk down the street and someone is like, ‘Wah.’ I do feel very guarded about my anonymity. You know, I like going to the butcher’s and having a chat and it being a normal thing.

”I like human interaction. I value it, I appreciate it. It’s what makes me feel happy. So when that is taken away with someone looking at you in a different guise, it can be incredibly difficult. It can be anxiety-inducing,” Clarke told The Sun.

The 32-year-old actor said she never Googles herself as she believes it can harm her ”mental health”.

“I never read anything about the show. Absolutely nothing. I don’t find it helpful for my mental health,” she added.

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Godzilla Vs Kong’ is visually extraordinary: Alexander Skarsgard

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Actor Alexander Skarsgard says Godzilla Vs Kong is visually “extraordinary”.

The 42-year-old actor said the film, which is scheduled to release next year, gave him the chance to play a character which is different from what he has done in the past two years.

“We’ve been shooting for two months, we were in Hawaii for a month we were in Australia for a month and I fly back tomorrow morning to continue. I’m having so much fun, I’m loving it I really am.

”It’s quite different for The Aftermath, and from most movies I’ve been doing the past two years I’ve done a lot of slightly more cerebral, emotionally intense dramas. So in that way it was quite cathartic and it was exciting to something big and fun and I love the character I play in it and visually it’s pretty extraordinary,” Skarsgard told Collider.

The film, directed by Adam Wingard, follows on from Gareth Edwards’ Godzilla and Jordan Vogt-Roberts’ Kong: Skull Island and Godzilla: King of the Monsters, which is slated for release this year.

Godzilla Vs Kong also features Julian Dennison, Brian Tyree Henry, Demian Bichir and Millie Bobby Brown.

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