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Game of Thrones Season 8: Jon, Arya, Sansa – who will sit on the Iron Throne? Vote Now!

As we gear up for the season finale of Game of Thrones season 8, let us see who stands a chance to claim the Iron Throne

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Game of Thrones season 8’s episode 5 left most of us shocked. Several major characters have died, Kings Landing is devastated, but what was most heart-breaking was to see Dany letting down her image of the saviour. Yes, Dany has turned into the Mad Queen and we even saw her allies turning against her. Now post that, some interesting theories are doing rounds. The most common one being that Jon might kill Dany and take the Iron Throne. However, some fans feel it will be Arya who will finally sit on the Iron Throne. Either way, fans are confident that Dany will die.

In case, you missed out on the latest episode, Daenerys is turning insecure of Jon Snow, remember the ‘love and fear’ conversation? Also, we saw how Jon asked his Northern men to retreat back when he saw Dany go wild with dragon fire. In the end, we even saw Arya riding back on a white horse (many are drawing parallels of this shot as an ode to Lord Of The Rings), and as it signifies the warrior riding back, there are high chances that Arya might kill Daenerys in the end.

One thing is most certain, the Starks will rule, but which of the Starks are likely to do so… Let’s find out!

Jon Snow

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Jon Snow (Picture Courtesy: Instagram)

Well, Jon Snow aka Aegon Targaryen is the true heir and while he is half-Stark and half-Targaryen, his claim to the throne is the strongest. However, throughout the seasons, Jon has maintained that he isn’t interested in ruling, now we will have to see if he sits there to rule only if his people insist.

Here’s why Jon has chances of being the King of the Seven Kingdoms:

He has shown amazing leadership qualities in the past and managed to win people’s love. Jon has been very headstrong throughout, and he managed to get the wildlings past the wall and also fight by them. Remember, Jon took back Winterfell from the Boltons and also convinced Dany to fight the dead alongside him. Well, he surely has the capacity to get people to his terms. Lastly, his parentage makes his claim the strongest to the throne.

Why Jon might not claim the Iron Throne:

If you remember last season, Cersei said that Ned Stark’s son would stay true to his promise and Jon has been told several times that his honour and honesty might get him killed. Well, going by the honour principle, Jon has bent the knee to Dany, so it would make him a traitor if he claims the throne. Also, he promised Dany (the woman he loves) that he doesn’t want to rule. And this is why many predict that Jon will ask one of his sisters to take over the Iron Throne.

Arya Stark

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Arya Stark (Picture Courtesy: Instagram)

The way Arya’s character has grown in the show is amazing. We all know she was a rebel right from season one, but the way she avenged her loved ones only made us admire her. In fact, her heroic stature grew stronger this season after she killed the Night King and ended the Great War. Now if Jon rejects the throne, people of Westeros might want to see Arya sit there.

Here’s why Arya has chances of being the Queen of the Seven Kingdoms:

Through the 8 seasons we have seen how from the male-dominated monarchy, women have taken charge of the rule. And while that flavour is still maintained, the way Arya has grown; she would be a great Queen, wouldn’t she? She has the ability to change faces, she killed the most dreaded enemy of the realm and now some say that she will change her face and kill Dany too. If that happens then her claim to the throne would also be quite strong.

Why Arya might not get to claim the Iron Throne:

Considering, the throne has a right heir – Jon – even though Arya would want to rule she might not be able to. Also, like Jon, Arya also is not interested to be bound by a seat ruling. She has been a globetrotter, so her strengths are out there. With Sansa being elder in the line of succession Arya might have to give the ruling seat to her.

Sansa Stark

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Sansa Stark (Picture Courtesy: Instagram)

Sansa has been an underdog in the series. Yes, from a silly girl to a strong woman Sansa surely did not have a pleasant transition. But she learnt the game of thrones slowly and we saw in the last episode how she managed to manipulate Tyrion. Now that she has become the Lady of Winterfell, and pretty happy with ruling, it wouldn’t be shocking to see her take charge.

Here’s why Sansa has chances of being the Queen of Seven Kingdoms:

Well, we saw during the Great War that Sansa has grown fond of Tyrion and while both Jaime and Cersei are dead, Tyrion might get to claim the throne (as he is the only Lannister left to save people from the usurper Daenerys Targaryen). However, as ‘the dwarf’ might not be approved by many, his wife Sansa might get to rule in his stead. Or even Jon and Arya might want Bran to take over Winterfell and give the Kings Landing rule to Sansa.

Why Sansa might not get to claim the Iron Throne:

We all know why… Sansa has not been as strong as Jon or Arya. In fact, she has not even proved her leadership qualities, but her talent to forge alliances can come in handy to rule the Seven Kingdoms.

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There is also, a generic theory that states Democracy might be established in Westeros. Also, let’s not forget Gendry (Robert Baratheon’s bastard) is still alive and legitimised by Dany. So, he can end up ruling too… Let us know how you feel will Game of Thrones end? Comment below and wait till we get to see the Finale on May 20, 2019. Stay tuned to CineBlitz for more updates.

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IFFM Awards 2019: Gully Boy, Andhadhun, Tabu, Vijay Sethupathi, Shah Rukh Khan receive top honours

It was that evening of the year in Melbourne, when the annual awards night marked its gala presence in the cultural melting pot. 2019’s award function at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne was a special one for many reasons.

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It was that evening of the year in Melbourne, when the annual awards night marked its gala presence in the cultural melting pot. 2019’s award function at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne was a special one for many reasons. Zoya Akhtar’s Gully Boy walked away with the top gong of Best Film honour, whereas Vijay Sethupathi won the Best Actor for his widely acclaimed film Tamil film Super Deluxe and Tabu was named Best Actress for her performance in Andhadhun.

Zoya said, “I am so excited. I am not going to forget this evening. This is my first award in the capacity of a producer. Gully Boy was our first production. This is a good start. No one makes a movie alone and this wouldn’t be possible without my producers, my co-writer, my incredible actors and every member of my cast and crew. 54 invincible artists worked on this album. I owe this night to all of them.”

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Zoya Akhtar

Sriram said on his win as best director, “I am thankful and overwhelmed with the response to Andhadhun and this award. A French short film inspired this movie. It was 7 years ago and the movie took a long time to make.” Upon receiving her award, Tabu said, “It’s my first time in Australia but I will remember it for the rest of my life. Thank you Sriram for writing this for me. This character is catalyst for change of roles for women that are being written and will be written in future. Thank you for trusting me with this character”.

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Sriram Raghavan and Tabu

Additionally, IFFM bestowed upon superstar Shah Rukh Khan – the  ‘Excellence In Cinema’ award.

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Shah Rukh Khan giving his award acceptance speech

Shah Rukh Khan, in his usual candour, said, “Thank you all of you in Melbourne. It’s an honour and privilege for me. Awards are odd because to me an art form be judged for its quality feels counter intuitive. Art is an expression and cinema is the ability to create emotions and share experiences through stories. To be an actor, is to live to know that each one is a mere illusion. When you are making a movie you can change a lot by changing the angle of the light and it strikes you that life is a lot like that as well. It’s the simple things that can alter your journey and pondering makes your story worth telling. I shot a film here 12 years ago and it was a straightforward film about a man who has lost hope in life picks on a team of girls and then they go on to win a world championship. This city had the simplicity I had seen nowhere else. When you get older like me, you realise things. I realised that film changed my life. It’s not the awards you get, it’s just the part of creating process that is an exhilarating experience for an artiste.”

Here’s a complete list of winners:

  • IFFM Best Short Film: My Name Is Mohamed And Raghad, We Don’t Exist Here Anymore by Ali Mousawi AND Be My Brother by Genevieve Clay
  • IFFM Diversity Award: Onir
  • Telstra People’s Choice Award: Simmba
  • Celebrating 20 years of Kuch Kuch Hota Hai: Karan Johar
  • IFFM Best Director: Sriram Raghavan for Andhadhun
  • IFFM Best Actor: Vijay Sethupathi for Super Deluxe
  • IFFM Best Actress: Tabu for Andhadhun
  • IFFM Best Indie film: Bulbul Can Sing
  • IFFM Best Film: Gully Boy
  • PWC Equality in Cinema award an honorary award): Chuskit & Super Deluxe
  • IFFM Excellence in Cinema – Shah Rukh Khan

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Nikaah, Halal, Phir Ussi Mod Par – 4 films that dealt with Triple Talaq

The Triple Talaq Bill is being introduced in the Rajya Sabha, and on this note we bring to you some films that explored the subject

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Halal, Phir Ussi Mod Par, Nikaah movie posters

The subject of triple talaq is not new to Bollywood. Time and again, filmmakers have dealt with this social issue faced by women in the Muslim communities. Here we check out five such films that have explored the topic on screen.

Nikaah

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Nikaah (1982) movie poster

The film was a social comment on the Shariat law of divorce. The film was initially titled Talaq Talaq Talaq, but director BR Chopra had to change the title of the film to Nikaah after one of his friends pointed out that the title will dissuade Muslim families from watching a film that was propagating Talaq (divorce). Chopra changed the title to Nikaah but could not stop people from filing cases against the film.

Starring Raj Babbar, Deepak Parashar and Salma Agha — it was the story of a woman who is married to a man who does not have any time for her — resulting in an altercation that leads to the man spelling out Talaq three times to her.

Phir Ussi Mod Par

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Phir Ussi Mod Par (2018) movie poster

Another Muslim social that attempted to talk of the practice of Triple Talaq. It is the story of a woman of substance and fortitude who gets duped in love facing an unjustified ‘Triple Talaq’. She raises her son against all odds only to see him subject her daughter-in-law to the same fate in a most unjustifiable manner. The woman rises to the occasion squarely meeting the daunting challenges of society and clerics to ensure that justice prevails. Directed by Lekh Tandon the film failed to impress at the box office.

Halal

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Halal (2016) movie poster

The film deals with the theme of loyalty, love and the institution of marriage that is deemed to be pious by society. It is a story of human emotions, which depicts the trials and tribulations that women in our society go through. The film is about a woman whose husband divorces her so that she does not face the ire of his mother. As per the Muslim customs, the woman has to marry again and divorce the second husband if the first husband wants her back.

Directed by National Award Winner Shivaji Lotan Patil, the movie featured Chinmay Deepak Mandlekar, Priyadarshan Jadhav, Pritam Kagne, Vijay Chavan, Vimal Mhatre, Chhaya Kadam, Amol Kagne and Sanjay Sugaokar.

Code Blue

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Code Blue (2019) movie poster

‘Code Blue’ refers to the life-saving emergency code and in this movie it revolves around this girl, whose story is inspired by a real-life incident. The protagonist is pushed to the limits by society’s malpractices and how she comes back and fights those evils, is what Code Blue is all about. The battle of a girl from a dead-end! Made in association with Rahat Kazmi Films, the film features Alok Nath, Rishi Bhutani, Sushmita Mukerji and Khan in lead roles.

Khan wants to use the medium of movies to bring to light the lives of women who find their lives shattered with this instant divorce practice. She says, she felt traumatised when she encountered cases of women having to endure the mistreatment and misuse of the oral talaq system. For more Bollywood news and updates, stay tuned with CineBlitz.

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Katrina Kaif, Priyanka Chopra, Ranveer Singh – 5 stars who’ve been teased by Arjun Kapoor on social media

Post Arjun Kapoor’s funny comment on Anil Kapoor’s recent post, here’s taking a look at the top 5 funny comments that the young star made on his B-Town friends’ social media posts

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Priyanka Chopra, Ranveer Singh and Katrina Kaif

Arjun Kapoor is often seen headlining news and it’s not just for his films. The actor is a master of trolling. Well, sort of and his fans enjoy the friendly banter that he has on social media with his friends. His recent comment on Anil Kapoor’s latest picture brought him in the limelight again. Anil had posted a picture with the caption saying, “I could add some deep quote here but let’s be honest I just wanted to post some good looking pictures of myself.” And Arjun had something interesting to say. He wrote, “& u say I ruin ur reputation….just see this post.” Well this made us take a look at the other times he has teased his friends on their social media. Check it out:

Katrina Kaif

Katrina Kaif is one of Arjun’s favourite when it comes to making funny remarks. Recently, when Katrina posted a picture from her Mexico vacation, Arjun had a rather hilarious take on the photo. He commented, “Watch where you going, girl! Hope you didn’t walk into the pillar while posing,” as Katrina was posing next to a pillar.

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Ranveer Singh

Arjun did not spare his Gunday co-star and best friend Ranveer Singh as well. The Gully Boy actor is known for his outlandish style and when had posted a photo wearing a colourful outfit, Arjun didn’t miss the opportunity to comment on the same. He said, ”Narangi Mausambi wala.”

Parineeti Chopra

The Ishqzaade jodi is known for their online banter and Arjun is forever ready to tease Pari. So during the shooting of their film Namaste England, Arjun made sure he did it again. He posted a video where he can be seen teasing Parineeti and just because she wore a green dress, Arjun captioned the video as, “Presenting Hari – Pari the tourist photography expert !!!”

Priyanka Chopra Jonas

Remember Priyanka Chopra’s all-white Cannes 2019 dress. Priyanka definitely killed the look but Arjun yet again had a fun take on it. When PeeCee posted that picture on social media, Arjun couldnt resist commenting, “Surf Excel vibes.”

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Aditya Roy Kapur

When Aditya Roy Kapur claimed that he is single through an Instagram post, he also was obliged with a funny comment from Arjun Kapoor. Arjun said, “Chal Jhoota.” and hinted that Aditya might actually be in a relationship.

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These were some instances that we feel Arjun was bang on with his hilarious comments. Which one was your favourite? Let us know in the comments section below. Also, stay tuned to CineBlitz for more such interesting features.

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