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Balan to play Indira Gandhi

Acclaimed actress Vidya Balan will play former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi onscreen in a project based on journalist-author Sagarika Ghose’s book Indira: India’s Most Powerful Prime Minister.

“I am happy to have acquired the rights to Sagarika Ghose's Indira..., because I have always wanted to play Indira Gandhi. I haven't decided yet whether it should be a film or a web series, but that will take a while anyway,” said Vidya, a National Award winner. Ghose, elated about signing the contract, wrote: “Most excited to see Indira on-screen!”

‘Sexual harassment at workplaces has been happening to women from the time women were allowed to work alongside men. People view it as a part and parcel of being a working woman. There are girls who don't speak about it for the fear of being shamed.’

— ESHA GUPTA

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has thrown his weight behind the 2018 Global Appeal against leprosy. Bachchan said, “The greatest disease today is not TB or leprosy, it is being unwanted and uncared for. We can cure physical diseases with medicine, but the only cure for loneliness, despair and hopelessness is love.” The event is being organised jointly by the Nippon Foundation and Disabled People's International (DPI).

Pennywise haunted me: Bill

Actor Bill Skarsgard says he was haunted by his own character Pennywise from the film It. Skarsgard, 27, says the shapeshifting killer clown visited him in his dreams even after they wrapped up the filming of the movie. He said, “I was home, done with the movie, and I started having very strange and vivid Pennywise dreams. Every night, he came and visited. It was in the shape of either me dealing with him, sort of Pennywise as a separate entity of me, and then also me as Pennywise in circumstances that I didn't appreciate. Like, I'm Pennywise and I'm really upset that I'm out in public and people are looking at me.” The Swedish actor also said he was so immersed in the role that it was hard to separate the character's depiction from his real attitude.

 
 
 
 
 

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