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Indian Film Festival of Melbourne 2020 kickstarts its 11th year celebrations in Mumbai

The Shah Rukh Khan La Trobe University PhD Scholarship which was announced in 2019 named after the superstar has been awarded to a young female researcher from Kerala

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Ahead of August 2020, when the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne will walk into its eleventh year with a grand opening, the team organised a prelude event in Mumbai before their main event in Melbourne. The multi award winning, much loved film festival, considered amongst the largest Indian film festivals in the world has year on year attracted the presence of Bollywood’s creme de le crème, including Shah Rukh Khan as the chief guest last year.

While it’s been 10 wonderful years, festival director Mitu Bhowmik Lange is gearing up to make the 2020 celebrations just as grand. Their ten year cerebrations included names like Karan Johar, Zoya Akhtar, Rima Das, Arjun Kapoor, Malaika Arora, Tabu and filmmaker Sriram Raghavan, Super Deluxe star Vijay Sethupathi and director Thiagarajan Kumararaja amongst others. Taking forward her relentless focus on inclusivity and diversity, she continues her passion to promote content and content creators who have pushed the envelope. Last year, the festival screened over 60 films from all over India and the subcontinent in nearly 22 languages. Amongst the other highlights was the 20-year celebration of Kuch Kuch Hota Hai hosted by filmmaker Karan Johar, who was in discussion with cinephiles and fans, a discussion with filmmakers Zoya Akhtar and Rima Das – two firebrand directors who are changing the narrative, Andhadhun sweeping major awards at the awards night with the luminous Tabu and Sriram Raghavan whisking away top gongs. Multiple regional films, especially Super Deluxe emerged as a big winner with Vjay earning praises from King Khan, who called him the most wonderful actor he has ever seen.

The festival’s association with La Trobe University culminated with the launch of the Shah Rukh Khan La Trobe University PhD Scholarship, announced at the 2019 festival. It has been dedicated to a female researcher – Gopika Kottantharayil Bhasi from Thrissur (Kerala), working on farming practices through animal science, ecology and molecular studies. She was chosen from over 800 Indian women for the honour. She was awarded the four-year scholarship at a ceremony in Mumbai on February 26.

In a statement, Mitu says, “It has been an overwhelming journey that has gathered strength from all quarters in the past 10 years. The content landscape has changed and it’s heartening to see lines between commercial and independent cinema blurring. It’s the celebration of great stories now. IFFM continues its dedicated work towards supporting diverse voices and cinema. I am ecstatic about the initiatives we have taken, especially our association with La Trobe University, which takes us beyond what is covered under the purview of a standard film festival. We are looking at the growth of a community and taking the spirit of cinema to the masses. Having Mr Khan support a young researcher’s dream is a step towards us collectively furthering our social responsibilities. I and all of us at IFFM wish Gopika the very best. We hope to continue our work towards cinema and society unequivocally. We are also really excited to launch our Inclusive Film making workshops that further advocates true inclusive film making both behind and in front of a camera.”

Khan, in a statement, said, “I would like to personally thank Mitu. I take myself as the first hand ambassador of Melbourne and I attended the Indian film festival of Melbourne last year and it was such a warm and  hospitable experience. I’m a staunch believer in education and I would like to congratulate Gopika. Way forward for everyone is to gain an education and there’s never an end to learning. The key to Empower women world over is only by providing them with education. I think education in India or anywhere else in the world is a step forward. Gopika is fortunate that she’s soon going to be studying at La Trobe which is a fantastic university and I’m glad she’s getting this opportunity to do a PhD on her research. I admire Gopika’s dedication and determination. This scholarship will enable her to travel to La Trobe in Melbourne, Australia where she will pursue her dreams of helping to improve India’s agriculture sector. I wish her well.”

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Pyar Ki Luka Chuppi : Will Angad receive a response to his proposal from Sristhi on his Birthday?

After a one-year leap Sarthak who had parted ways from Srishti is spellbound by her transformation and is repenting his decision

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The track of Pyar Ki Luka Chuppi, one of the first shows which went on air with fresh episodes, has come to a rather interesting situation. While Sristhi (Aparna Dixit) has moved on and is focused on her career, Sarthak (Rahul Sharma) finds himself at cross roads. Angad’s (Alan Kapoor) entry in the show has made things more complicated/uneasy for Sarthak. To add to it Angad has developed feelings for Srishti and after a lot of contemplation proposes to her. However, does not receive a clear response.

It is Angad’s Birthday and Sristhi is invited too. Angad is looking forward to the evening with all his close ones and also hope to receive a reply from Sristhi.

Will Sristhi be able to take a decision and will Angad be happy with what he hears?

Tune into Pyar Ki Luka Chuppi only on Dangal TV at 7:00 pm to know more

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The first look of Prabhas’ 20th film to release tomorrow and his fandom has taken social media by a storm!

The film also stars an ensemble cast of Pooja Hegde, Bhagyashree, Murli Sharma and Sachin Khedekar

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The enormous fandom of superstar Prabhas is at a standstill as ‘the first look’ for his 20th film will finally be revealed to them on 10th July at 10 PM!  To further boost the anticipation of the film, the makers of the film had dropped in a poster for the ‘first look reveal’ which informed the fans when should they expect it. The 10th of July is a very special date for the fans and Prabhas as they commemorate the release of the poster and 5 years of Baahubali: The Beginning!

As always, Prabhas’s roaring ginormous fandom took the social media by the storm to commemorate the upcoming release of the ‘first look’ from the film under the hashtag of ‘#Prabhas20’ which got trending soon after the announcement. Here are some of their posts:

Fan Sunil Jain tweeted the poster with the caption:

“Finally the wait is over,,, very exicted to see the first look of prabhas20. All the best

@actorprabhas @hegdepooja #prabhas20 #prabhasfans #prabhas #poojahegde #bollywood #tollywood #maheshbabu #bahubali #love #prabhasrajuuppalapati #prabhasraju #baahubali #actorprabhas”

https://twitter.com/iam_suniljain/status/1281109711085957120

Eagerly waiting for the ‘first look’ release fan Varshini Sounderajan tweeted:

“Wow I can’t believe #Prabhas20 first look on July 10th 10AM

I’m very excited 💃

 #Prabhas”

https://twitter.com/AnchorVarshini/status/1280736589585412096

Glad that the long wait was over M Adithya Reddy even changed his display picture to the announcement and tweeted:

“Finally the long wait is over 😀 hear we go our Darling  #Prabhas20 First look on 10th July”

https://twitter.com/adithyaVmovies/status/1280727257841975296

Another fan tweeted:

“Marana Waiting 🤩🤩🤙 #Prabhas Anna 🥰

#Prabhas20Firstlook #Prabhas20″

https://twitter.com/iam__Rebelist

Fan Ashish Nikam was delighted to hear the release of the announcement and he tweeted:

“Prabhas’s next pan india movie’s title &first look will be out on 10th July at 10am.😍😍😍

Film will be released in four languages #Hindi #Telugu #Tamil #malayala egarli waiting for it.

#Prabhas20 #RadheShyam”

https://twitter.com/AshishN004/status/1281080607871623168?s=20

The film also stars an ensemble cast of Pooja Hegde, Bhagyashree, Murli Sharma, Sachin Khedekar, Priyadarshi, Sasha Chettri, Kunaal Roy Kapur and Sathyan. Gulshan Kumar and T-Series present Prabhas 20 as a UV Creation Production. The film will be directed by Radha Krishna Kumar and edited by Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao.

The cinematography for Prabhas20 is done by Manoj Paramahamsa and the production designer for the film is RRaveendar. Prabhas20 is produced by Bhushan Kumar under his banner T-Series along with Vamsi and Pramod of UV Creations. So make sure to catch his ‘first look’ from the film!

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Disha Patani is an actress who explores different genres with each of her releases, here’s proof!

In drama-film ‘Bharat’ the viewers got to witness a mesmerizing side of the actress with her role.

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Disha Patani is an actress who has proved her ability to adapt to characters with just a few releases. The journey of her career started with making an adorable appearance, in her debut “M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story” which was a sports biopic on the silver screen. She played the role of Dhoni’s romantic interest in the film.

Often, hailed among the audience as the most desirable actress, she surely enchanted the viewers with her role in just her debut. Nevertheless, Disha also gave a kicking and stunning performance in the action film Baaghi 2, alongside actor Tiger Shroff. In drama-film ‘Bharat’ the viewers got to witness a mesmerizing side of the actress with her role.

However, she completely went on the other side of the spectrum and gave us a blazing hot avatar in the romantic-action-thriller film Malang where she completely lit up the screens ablaze on OTT platforms recently and in cinemas prior to that. The audience literally ‘unleashed the madness’ and created quite a stir about Disha because of the trance-inducing performance she gave in the film.

The actress is providing the audience with different characters in different genres on-screen, one after the other and completely acing her performances. She has two upcoming films down the pipeline, namely, action film Radhe, where she will be seen sharing a screen with Salman Khan and mystery thriller film Ek Villain 2, where she will share the screen with John Abraham.

The amount of demand for her next film increases with each film that she releases, making her one of the most alluring actresses. It is evident that the audience will see Disha Patani in two distinctive characters in both her upcoming films where she will surely take their breath away!

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