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Article 15: Karni Sena to protest against Ayushamnn Khurrana’s film in Mumbai today – read details

Ayushmann Khurrana-starrer Article 15’s director Anubhav Sinha had been receiving threats from Brahmin groups for his film

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The Karni Sena that had in 2017 tried to ban the release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmaavat is now in news once again. This time around the Karni Sena seems to be having a problem with Ayushmann Khurrana’s upcoming film Article 15. Yes, on Friday (June 21) we told you that director Anubhav Sinha confirmed to us about receiving threats. Further, it was also said that a Brahmin group called the Parshuram Sena – who had expressed their displeasure on the portrayal of the Brahmin community in the film – went on to say that they would protest along with the Karni Sena to put a ban on the release of this film.

Now we have learnt that the Karni Sena is protesting against the release of Article 15 in Mumbai, today (June 24). Reports state that the reason behind this protest is because Ayushmann’s film is loosely based around Uttar Pradesh’s Badaun rape case where two girls were raped and hanged to death. The story is a hard-hitting one that brings to the forefront the horror of the caste system in India. What has upset Brahmin groups is that the story apparently shows the accused men hailing from that caste.

Earlier commenting on the issue Ayushamann had said to a daily that people shouldn’t judge the film without seeing it. He had also added that the CBFC who is quite strict with sensitive content also gave the film certification. Article 15 is slated to release on June 28, 2019. Till then let us see how things take a turn for the film, stay tuned to CineBlitz for more updates.

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Koena Mitra slams music directors of Batla House for their rendition of O Saki Saki

In an exclusive chat with CineBlitz, Koena Mitra expressed her views on the recreation of her hit Musafir song O Saki Saki, in Batla House featuring Nora Fatehi

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The makers of John Abraham starrer Batla House dropped the teaser of their first song from the film titled O Saki Saki. Yes, the name of the song is familiar because it is a rendition of Koena Mitra’s hit song O Saki Saki from Sanjay Dutt-starrer Musafir. And even before the team could release the song today (July 16), Koena took to Twitter and expressed how she did not like the song’s teaser and was disappointed about the rendition. Now after the release of the song, Team CineBlitz exclusively got in touch with the Musafir actress to know what she has to say about the song.

When asked if she liked the O Saki Saki‘s new version, Koena said, “It (Musafir) was my first film, my debut and it was my first huge hit so obviously it is very close to my heart and our teamwork was also very solid. I mean we had Sanjay Dutt, Sukhwinder Singh and Sunidhi Chauhan, Sanjay Gupta, Vishal Dadlani and Shekhar Ravjiani, Bosco Martis and Caesar Gonsalves. So we had a very powerful team. I just saw the video right now and Nora (Fatehi) has done a good job. She has done it in her way. She has done it in her own style. But having said that, I did not like the song at all. O Saki Saki has a different fanbase and the rendition is not that good. The soundtrack is a bit disappointing, but Nora is good.”

Talking about the growing trend of remixes, renditions and remakes, Koena said that she never supported it. “I never support it. I think iconic songs should not be touched. I think iconic songs like these should not be rendered into new versions. Music directors should create new songs,” said Koena.

She further said, “See, O Saki Saki is not even a very old song, so it is too early to make a rendition of it. And the same goes for other songs as well. Take the example of Tamma Tamma. When you listen to that song you will think of Madhuri Dixit. These songs are such big hits that you think of the actor when you think about the song. And for an actor, for performers, it becomes very tricky as there are harsh judgements, comparisons. We don’t want that. So the lyricist and music directors should make their own new songs.”

Talking about Batla House, the film stars John Abraham and Super 30 fame actress Mrunal Thakur in lead roles. The film is directed by Nikkhil Advani and is set to hit the theatres on August 15. Stay tuned to CineBlitz for more exclusive interviews, news and updates.

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Hrithik Roshan to celebrate Guru Purnima in Bihar

Hrithik Roshan’s Super 30 is a biopic of Patna-based mathematician Anand Kumar and that makes this trip more special

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Highly acclaimed by the critics, Hrithik Roshan-starrer Super 30 is faring well at the box office too and the star couldn’t be happier with its success. The update today is that Hrithik Roshan will be taking off to Bihar to celebrate Guru Purnima tomorrow (July16). Super 30 is set in Bihar and that makes this trip more special for the actor and the whole team involved with the film.

Super 30 is a biopic on the life of Patna-based mathematician Anand Kumar. Hrithik plays the lead role in the film, that of the Math professor, Anand Kumar, who takes on the challenge of training 30 underprivileged children to pass the IIT entrance examinations. Post the success, looks like he has decided to celebrate the auspicious day there. The actor will be travelling to Bihar to celebrate Guru Purnima – a day dedicated to celebrating teachers according to the Hindu customs.

Super 30 is directed by Vikas Bahl and also stars Mrunal Thakur and Pankaj Tripathi. For more updates and gossip about Bollywood, stay tuned to CineBlitz.

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Scoop! Hrithik Roshan – Tiger Shroff’s untitled film will now be called WAR! Details inside…

The team of Hrithik Roshan – Tiger Shroff’s film has finally locked ‘WAR’ as the title. Read on to know more…

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Hrithik Roshan and Tiger Shroff

Hrithik Roshan and Tiger Shroff sharing screen space is like a big dream come true for the fans. And while there have been some updates about the film coming in; we have a huge development to share with you. Brace yourself Hrithik Roshan and Tiger Shroff fans, for the film has finally got its title. The makers are in no mood to spill the beans about it till the release of the teaser but Team CineBlitz exclusively knows what the film will be called.

Hrithik and Tiger’s untitled film which was going by the working title Hrithik vs Tiger will be known as WAR. Yes, the makers have settled for this title and we will get to see the biggest showdown between two of the biggest and the best dancing superstars in Bollywood. The much-anticipated first look of the film  will drop on Monday (July 15).

WAR is backed by Aditya Chopra’s Yash Raj Films and the film is helmed by Siddharth Anand. The film also stars Vaani Kapoor in a pivotal role and is slated for an October 2 release. Stay tuned to CineBlitz for more news and updates.

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