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Vicky Kaushal: Right kind of criticism important for actors

In just four years, Vicky Kaushal has tasted critical and commercial success with his commendable performances. He has scored a solo blockbuster with "Uri": The Surgical Strike" and also won the National Award as Best Actor for the film.

With success comes criticism. The actor says he is open to constructive criticism, which he considers is an important part of growing.

Also Read:?Vicky Kaushal visits Golden Temple for his upcoming film

"If criticism is constructive and it makes you introspect and wonder that 'Haan, isme koi baat hai' and 'isme main kuch kar sakta tha jo sahi click nahi hui', then of course you should follow that and take it in stride," Vicky told Ians.

He added: "At times, criticism is an outcome of angst and at times (it is done) just for the heck of it. You know your truth, so you read it and ponder over it.
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Sonam Kapoor: Would love to explore horror, action films

From the time she entered Bollywood in 2007 with "Saawariya", Sonam Kapoor Ahuja mostly courted the limelight as a fashionista and a highly-opinionated person rather than with her acting skills -- till "Neerja" in 2016 changed that opinion for many. While the actress is happy with her career graph, she now wishes to be part of horror and action films.

"I haven't done any action and horror films, so these are the two genres I would love to explore. It would be so different and exciting for me because I haven't done anything on the action. So, one of these two genres would be interesting to try out," Sonam, who looks forward to working with filmmakers Vishal Bhardwaj and Shoojit Sircar, told a publication.

Starting her career as an assistant director in the film "Black" under the mentorship of filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Sonam is philosophical recalling her initial days when "Saawariya
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I think I do best in comedy: Sonam Kapoor

Actress Sonam Kapoor Ahuja will be seen in "The Zoya Factor" soon. She feels she does her best while acting in comedy films.

"I think I like to skip genres with every film so, my last few films have been 'Veere Di Wedding, 'Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga', 'Padman', 'Sanju', 'Khoobsurat' and 'Neerja'. I am lucky enough that the directors of those films considered me for those roles. I think I do my best in comedy films but the audience thinks I do better in films like 'Raanjhanaa' and 'Neerja'. I don't know what is my genre but I enjoy doing comedy a lot. I feel very comfortable and easy while doing comedy. I don't think there are many films being made these days especially which are just carefree and fun with content in the backdrop,
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Dia Mirza and husband Sahil Sangha calls it a quit

Actor-producer Dia Mirza and her husband Sahil Sangha announced separation on Thursday after five years into their marriage. Dia tied the knot with her long-time beau Sahil on October 18, 2014. However, after 11 years of knowing each other, Dia and Sahil have decided to part ways amicably.

"We remain friends and will continue to be there for each other with love and respect. While our journeys may lead us down different paths, we are forever grateful for the bond that we share with each other," Dia posted on the social media.

Also Read:?Dia turns blogger to spread awareness

She thanked her family, friends and the media for their continued love and support while requesting everyone to respect their privacy at this point of time.

The actress was last seen on the big screen alongside Ranbir Kapoor in Rajkumar Hirani's "Sanju", which released in June last year. She is also active
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B-Town's High Way to Hell

Akali Dal Mla Manjinder S. Sirsa literally kicked the hornets nest on Wednesday when he shared on social media a video from a party at filmmaker Karan Johars residence, where several from Bollywoods A-list are seen in what the politician feels was definitely a state of drug-induced high.

For the record, Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor, Vicky Kaushal, Ranbir Kapoor, Arjun Kapoor, and Malaika Arora were among the stars spotted at the party, duly attested in the video, originally posted by host K.Jo himself, and snazzily caption "Saturday night vibes".

Also Read:?Mla slams Deepika, Shahid for 'drugged state'

So far, Sirsa's allegations that top stars as Deepika Padukone and Shahid Kapoor were flaunting a "drugged state" at the party, thereby setting a bad example as public figures, has not been erfuted by anyone who was present at the party. Most among B-Town's cr?me de la cr?me are
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Rishi, Neetu happy to meet Vicky, Boman in NY

Veteran actors Rishi Kapoor and his wife Neetu Kapoor spent some "wonderful moments" with actors Vicky Kaushal and Boman Irani here.

Rishi has been in New York for several months for medical treatment, and film fraternity members are ensuring they meet the couple whenever they are in the city.

After meeting Vicky for the first time, Neetu praised the Uri: The Surgical Strike?actor on Instagram.

"Our library of wonderful moments is only getting bigger... met our very own Kamli (Vicky's character from Sanju) for the first time. Such a humble, well brought up boy with goodness written all over him," she wrote along with a photograph in which Vicky is seen posing with the Kapoors.

Vicky shared screenspace with Neetu and Rishi's son Ranbir Kapoor in the film Sanju. He was seen as Ranbir's on-screen best friend Kamli.

Neetu even shared a photograph featuring Boman and said they had
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'Avengers: Endgame' continues golden run in India

"Avengers: Endgame" has crossed the Rs 300 crore box office mark in India, becoming the first Hollywood film to achieve the benchmark in the country.

According to a statement issued on behalf of the makers, the Marvel Studios film has collected a whopping Rs 372.56 crore (gross box office collection) and Rs 312.95 crore (net box office collection) in just 10 days.

It released in Hindi, English, Tamil, and Telugu across 2,845 screens in India on April 26.

"'Avengers: Endgame' continues to sparkle... Rakes in big numbers on (second) Saturday and Sunday... Adds Rs 50 crore plus in the second weekend, which is remarkable," trade guru Taran Adarsh tweeted.

Now, the Rs 300 crore club in India includes "Pk", "Bajrangi Bhaijaan", "Sultan", "Dangal", "Tiger Zinda Hai", "Padmaavat" and "Sanju", Adarsh pointed out, adding that

"Baahubali 2" (Hindi) is the only film in the Rs 500 crore net club at the Indian box office.

From Iron Man to Captain
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Celebrations galore for team Sanju as performances get awards

The biggest blockbuster of the last year, Sanju has been winning big at the award ceremonies owing to the remarkable performances of the leading actors. Ranbir Kapoor and Vicky Kaushal have been winning big at the award functions bagging the Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor respectively for Sanju.

Slipping into the skin of Sanjay Dutt, Ranbir Kapoor impersonated the mannerisms, accent, and behaviour of the actor under the impeccable guidance of director Rajkumar Hirani, creating a split image of the veteran Superstar on screen. Acknowledging the efforts of immersing himself into the character, Ranbir Kapoor won the best actor award at Zee Cine Awards as well as Filmfare.

Vicky Kaushal emerged as the breakthrough actor after his splendid performance as Kamli in Sanju. Bringing to screen the heartwarming bond between two best friends, Vicky Kaushal's Kamli soon became the parameter to define friendships. Awarding the perseverance of the young actor,
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Vicky Kaushal reveals his Valentine?s Day plan!

Actor Vicky Kaushal, who is riding high on success of his last release Uri - The Surgical Strike, says that he has toiled really hard to get this kind of work pressure on his shoulders.

At the launch of United Colours of Benetton's spring-summer collection 2019 on Monday here, speaking about his continued success the Manmarziyaan, Sanju and Raazi star said, "I have been really waiting to get this kind of pressure on my shoulders."

"I have worked really hard to get this pressure. It feels good when you get so much love and appreciation from audience. You can say to yourself that now you can't take anything for granted. So, I'm just focusing on working hard every day of my life."

Was he celebrating Valentine's Day, Vicky said, "I don't believe in giving one special day to love as its very beautiful emotion and for that, just one day is not enough.
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Jim Sarbh to debut on TV

Good looking, Suave and versatile actor Jim Sarbh who has been a delight to watch on big screen in movies such as Sanju, Neerja and Padmavat is soon going to make his debut on television with Discovery Channel?s new series Planet Healers. Jim Sarbh will host the thought provoking, first of its kind series featuring 8 start-ups who are working tirelessly to find innovative solutions to environmental hazards that we face today.

?I don?t believe in the separation between mankind and nature. Mankind is nature. It is only natural, that nature would find a way to heal itself, through mankind. I am excited by this Discovery?s new series Planet Healers?and the startups on it. Hope more people stretch their imaginations in the direction of conservation and preservation of our large, wonderful, home.? said host Jim Sarbh.

Jim Sarbh will give the audience a deep dive into how
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Rajkumar Hirani, Acclaimed Indian Film Director, Faces Sex Harassment Accusation

  • Deadline
Bollywood fans reacted in shock today at a report that Rajkumar Hirani, one of India’s most successful and acclaimed filmmakers, has been accused by an actress of sexual harassment.

Hirani has denied the allegations and no lawsuit has been filed. He is best known as the director of Hindi language films Munna Bhai M.B.B.S., Lage Raho Munnabhai, 3 Idiots, Pk, and Sanju. The films have won multiple awards in India and are regarding as groundbreaking.

The allegation arises from an alleged series of incidents involving a female assistant director who worked on the 2018 film Sanju, a biopic of Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt that was released in June 2018. The film has since grossed $83 million worldwide and has six nominations at the upcoming Asian Film Awards, including a best director nod for Hirani.

The unidentified woman said Hirani sexually abused her more than once between March and September 2018 during post-production on Sanju.
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‘3 Idiots’ Director Rajkumar Hirani Accused of Sexual Harassment

  • Variety
‘3 Idiots’ Director Rajkumar Hirani Accused of Sexual Harassment
Updated: Rajkumar Hirani, one of India’s most successful filmmakers, has been accused of sexual harassment. His accuser is a woman assistant director who worked on Hirani’s 2018 blockbuster “Sanju.”

Hirani has denied all accusations. The alleged harassment took place during the post production process of “Sanju.” The film was released in June 2018 and grossed $83 million worldwide. It has six nominations at the upcoming Asian Film Awards, including a best director selection for Hirani.

After initially speaking through his lawyer, Hirani issued a media statement on Sunday: “I was completely shocked when these allegations were brought to my notice about two months back. I had suggested immediately that it is essential to take this matter to any committee or any legal body. The complainant has chosen to go to the media instead. I want to very strongly state that this is a false, malicious and mischievous story being spread with
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Asian Film Awards 2019: Lee Chang-dong’s Korean Drama ‘Burning’ Leads Nominations

  • Deadline
Asian Film Awards 2019: Lee Chang-dong’s Korean Drama ‘Burning’ Leads Nominations
Lee Chang-dong’s Cannes hit Burning scored the most nominations for the 2019 Asian Film Awards. The Korean mystery-drama was nominated for eight awards, including best film. Scroll down for nominations in major categories.

Other best film nominees were Hirokazu Kore-eda’s Shoplifters, Pema Tseden’s Jinpa, Wen Muye’s Dying To Survive, and Rajkumar Hirani’s Sanju. The nominations were announced in Hong Kong on Friday afternoon. The winners will be revealed at a ceremony in the same city on Sunday, March 17.

Cannes Palme d’Or winner Shoplifters, Sanju, and Zhang Yimou’s Shadow each garnered six nominations. Kore-eda’s acclaimed drama also won the top film prize at the Asia Pacific Screen Awards in November.

In Burning, Jong-su bumps into a girl who used to live in the same neighborhood as him, who asks him to look after her cat while on a trip to Africa. When back, she introduces Ben,
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‘Burning’ Tops Asian Film Awards Nominations

  • Variety
‘Burning’ Tops Asian Film Awards Nominations
Lee Chang-dong’s smoldering drama “Burning” picked up the largest number of nominations Friday for the 2019 edition of the Asian Film Awards. The Korean adaptation of a Japanese short story was nominated in eight categories, including best film.

Other best film nominees were Pema Tseden’s “Jinpa,” Wen Muye’s “Dying to Survive,” Rajkumar Hirani’s “Sanju,” and Hirokazu Kore-eda’s “Shoplifters.”

The nominations were announced in Hong Kong on Friday afternoon. The prize ceremony will be held in Hong Kong on Sunday, March 17.

Shoplifters,” “Sanju,” and Zhang Yimou’s “Shadow” ranked narrowly behind “Burning” with six nominations each. Hong Kong crime thriller “Project Gutenberg” earned five nods, while “Jinpa” and “Dying to Survive” both received four.

While “Burning” and “Shoplifters” are both among the front-runners, as they have been at festivals and award events through the year, the Afa nominations rank them differently.

Shoplifters” won the Palme d’Or in Cannes,
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Vijay's 'Sarkar' joins Rs 100 crore club in just two days

KollywoodThe film has had a phenomenal opening and has broken several collection records, including the one held by 'Sanju' for all India collections.Tnm StaffVijay-ar Murugadoss’s third collaboration Sarkar has broken collection records, joining the 100-crore Gross Worldwide Club in just two days. It has become the first Vijay film to do so. In the state, too, Sarkar broke records by reaching the spot that was previously dominated by SS Rajamouli’s Baahubali - The Conclusion. Sarkar made over 30 crores on its first day in the state while Baahubali 2 had stood at 19 crores on day one. The film also collected Rs 2.41 crores in Chennai city on its first day of release, surpassing Rajinikanth’s Kaala that made Rs 1.76 crore. Rajinikanth's previous release Kabali had made Rs 46.50 crores in the Indian box-office on Day 1, which includes Rs 21.50 crores from Tamil Nadu totally and Rs 1.12 crores from Chennai city.
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‘Shoplifters,’ ‘Newton,’ ‘Youth’ in the Running for Aacta Asian Film Award

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‘Shoplifters,’ ‘Newton,’ ‘Youth’ in the Running for Aacta Asian Film Award
Three Indian, two Chinese and one Korean film are among the movies that will compete for the Best Asian Film Award, presented by the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards.

The nine nominees include China’s two hit drama’s “Youth” and “Dying to Survive.” From India, the contenders include breakout “Newton,” as well as psychological drama “Gali Galeiyan,” and “Sanju,” a disarmingly candid exploration of the colorful life of veteran actor Sanjay Dutt.

The list also includes Japanese Cannes Palme d’Or-winner “Shoplifters,” South Korean hit “1987 When the Day Comes,” Taiwan’s “The Bold, The Corrupt, The Beautiful,” and Malaysia’s “Tombiruo.”

The Aacta Awards are a continuum of the AFI Awards, which have honored screen excellence in Australia since 1958. The main awards ceremonies take place in Sydney in early December. A second cycle of Aacta international awards are presented in Los Angeles in January.

In the last 12 months,
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Karan Johar To Ascend ‘Throne’

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Karan Johar To Ascend ‘Throne’
Indian filmmaker, producer and television personality, Karan Johar is returning to direction after a hiatus of two years. He will shoot historical epic “Throne” (“Takht”).

Describing the plot, Johar tweeted: “An incredible story embedded in history… An epic battle for the majestic Mughal throne… A story of a family, of ambition, of greed, of betrayal, of love & of succession… Takht is about War for Love….”

The film has an A-list cast. It includes Ranveer Singh (“Padmaavat”), Kareena Kapoor Khan (“Veere Di Wedding”), Alia Bhatt (“Raazi”), Vicky Kaushal (“Sanju”), Bhumi Pednekar (“Toilet – Ek Prem Katha”), Janhvi Kapoor (“Dhadak”) and Anil Kapoor (“Race 3”).

Johar’s Dharma Productions will produce the film. The company had two recent back-to-back hits with “Raazi” and “Dhadak.” Dharma’s upcoming slate includes: “Drive,” the Bollywood adaptation of the 2011 Hollywood film; war drama “Kesari,” starring Akshay Kumar; period drama “Kalank,” starring Madhuri Dixit, Varun Dhawan and Sanjay Dutt
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'Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again' makes a splash with £9.7m UK box office debut

Musical surpasses original’s opening by £3.1m

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Rank Film / Distributor Three-day gross (July 21-23) Running gross Week 1 Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (Universal) £9.7m £9.7m 1 2 Incredibles 2 (Disney) £6.8m £22.4m 2 3 Skyscraper (Universal) £892,723 £3.8m 2 4 Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (Universal) £611,362 £39.7m 7 5 The First Purge (Universal) £506,578 £4.5m 3 Universal

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again landed in the UK with a superb £9.7m debut, eclipsing the opening of its predecessor by 47% (£3.1m). The film played in 706 cinemas, making for a site average of £4,391.

The original film took a massive £68.6m from its UK run in 2008 (still
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Nadine Labaki, Alice Rohrwacher titles to bookend New Horizons line-up

Nadine Labaki, Alice Rohrwacher titles to bookend New Horizons line-up
The Polish film festival will open with ’Capharnaum’ and close with ‘Happy As Lazzaro’.

Nadine Labaki’s Capharnaum will open and Alice Rohrwacher’s Happy As Lazzaro will close the New Horizons International Film Festival in Wroclaw in Poland which runs from July 26 to August 5, 2018.

Bold, uncompromising films by artists seeking new forms of expression are the hallmarks of this year’s main International Competition line-up of 12 titles which includes films from China, the Dominican Republic, Portugal and the Us, said artistic director Marcin Pieńkowski.

The films competing for the New Horizons Grand Prix include award winners from the last editions of the Locarno,
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Rajkumar Hirani: “What has excited me the most is the amount of love that Sanju is getting”

Director Rajkumar Hirani has made some of the best films in Hindi cinema — from the wonderful Munna Bhai series, to the incomparable 3 Idiots, and the fabulous Pk – and no matter what his subject matter, he always manages to bring light and positivity to the movies.

With his newest film Sanju (the biopic of actor Sanjay Dutt starring Ranbir Kapoor), it seems he has done that again. Hirani’s premise is that Sanjay Dutt has lived many lives in the course of his lifetime on Earth, and, in fact, few lives in our times are as dramatic and enigmatic as that of Sanjay Dutt. Coming from a family of cinema legends, he himself became a film star, and then saw dizzying heights and darkest depths: adulation of diehard fans, unending battles with various addictions, brushes with the underworld, prison terms, loss of loved ones, and the haunting speculation that he might
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