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Sanju at film fest in Melbourne

The Indian Film Festival of Melbourne from August 10-22, where Rajkumar Hirani is a guest, has the theme of inclusion. This has been integral to his cinematic career as Munna Bhai MBBS, PK, 3 idiots have spoken about inclusion. Hirani said, “I’m looking forward to the festival this year especially since the festival is championing this theme.” Sanju has been nominated for best film, director, actor and supporting performance at the IFFM Awards.

I would like to stay away from films or songs that involve the objectification of women. How we use freedom of expression is very important. If it doesn’t demean a woman or objectify women and is done in an entertaining manner, I don’t see any harm in that

— aLI Zafar

Actor Ali Fazal shot a song sequence at La Martiniere College, Lucknow, his alma mater. The song was with Amyra Dastur, his co-actor in the building, that gave him many firsts. The duo danced in the corridors and on the school grounds for their new film Prassthanam. The film also stars Sanjay Dutt and Satyajeet Dubey, it is directed by Indian-American director Deva Katta. Not only did the actor shake a leg in the classrooms but also met  teachers and staff members who moulded him.

Prassthanam has proved to be special for him for several reasons. First, a film with Sanjay Dutt. Then his closest friend Satyajeet Dubey is part of the film, third he is shooting it in Lucknow and now he has an entire song featuring his school. He said “Going back to school as a working individual and to shoot there for a film is almost unreal. It was a great experience, the school hasn’t changed at all. I loved every bit of La Martiniere.”

Kashmir bonds with Tom Cruise

Hollywood icon Tom Cruise along with his latest Mission Impossible landed in India’s Kashmir to stop a sinister plot.

From the start to the thrilling climax scene in Mission: Impossible — Fallout, there are many points which have a desi twist. And they bring Impossible Mission Force agent Ethan Hunt, essayed by Cruise, to India to save the world.

While there are several references to India but the makers didn’t shoot the movie in India but transformed a valley in New Zealand into a small village of Kashmir. “We wouldn’t have had a permission to shoot a helicopter chase sequence anywhere in the world apart from New Zealand,” said Christopher McQuarrie, director.

 
 
 
 
 

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