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Amitabh Bachchan Retrospective Opens at Kala Academy

The retrospective opens with Paa

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A retrospective of films of the recipient of the most prestigious film award of the Country, Dadasaheb Phalke Award is showcased during IFFI. This year, the 50th edition of Asia’s biggest film festival, is showcasing a retrospective of Amitabh Bachchan as he was honoured with Dadasaheb Phalke award this year that also makes him the 50th recipient of the Dadasaheb Phalke Award.

Mr. Bachchan inaugurated the retrospective at Kala Academy in Goa today.

Speaking at the launch Mr. Bachchan said, “I feel deeply humbled and would thank the Government of India for this prestigious award. I’ve always felt that I’m not deserving of such recognition but I humbly accept this with a lot of grace and affection.

On the 50the edition he said, “This is the 50th edition of IFFI and I compliment the Government of India and IFFI for conducting themselves in such a wonderful manner. Each year we find a growth in the number of delegates and the choice of films giving us the opportunity to see the works and creativity from different parts of the world.”

Calling cinema a universal medium ‘that is beyond language’ he added, “When we sit inside a dark hall we never ask the caste, creed, colour of the person sitting next to us. We enjoy the same film, laugh at the same jokes and cry at the same emotions.”

He warned that there are ‘very mediums left in this fast paced disintegrating world that can claim such integration. He was hopeful that ‘we continue to make films that will bring people together.”

He called for disintegration of ‘this rather odd system of keeping sides due to colours, caste, religion, bringing us together in one community, hold hands together to appreciate the creativity and take a step forward to make this world a peaceful place.”

Bachchan who has a close connection to Goa fondly recalled shooting his first film here. He said “Coming to Goa has always been like coming home and I’ve had many wonderful opportunities to work in this place and recieve the hospitality from the people of Goa during our various stints of shooting.”

While Paa will be the opening film, the other films that are being screened of his are Sholay, Deewar, Black, Piku and Badla.

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Taapsee-Richa whisk ahead of Deepika Alia, leading IMDb Actress

The analysis has been collated by fans

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Richa Chadha has once again emerged triumphant, proving that an actress’ popularity  is dependent on her craft and credibility. In a list collated, Richa grabbed the second rank achieving an average of 6.59. The top garnering average was scored by  Taapsee Pannu who stood at 6.72. Following Richa in third and fourth spots were Vidya Balan and Alia Bhatt. Richa, known for her exemplary quick-witted characters, from Bholi Punjaban in Fukrey to Zarina Malik In Inside Edge to her praiseworthy part in Panga earlier this year, is a hit with fans on social media. The beauty of her craft is her ability to surprise the audience with each character, consciously not repeating her zone. Her comic timing is widely lauded because of the iconic Fukrey series but the risk taker that she is, Richa grabs gritty roles like the one in Section 375 or Love Sonia, playing the parts with aplomb.

Thrilled about it, Richa says, “It’s a matter of great pride for any actor when her work strikes a chord with the fans. This is reassuring that I am headed down the right path. I will continue to choose characters and do roles that are daunting and push me out of my comfort zone. In this year itself, I have some great films which have tested my caliber and been great learning experiences for me. I am glad that actresses are no longer expected to be porcelain beauties without opinions. Going by the list we have here, all of us are a bunch of power ladies ruling the roost with our work that leaves behind an indelible mark.”

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Armaan Malik becomes the first Indian to be featured on the Spotify Times Square billboard

The 24-year-old singer released his first English single, Control on March 20

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Worldwide release: Armaan Malik has made his country proud by becoming the first Indian singer-songwriter to be featured on the prestigious Spotify Times Square Billboard in New York City for his latest English debut ‘Control’.

One of the select few Indian music artists to make such a significant impact, Armaan has reached this milestone at just the age of 24.

This speaks volumes about Armaan’s popularity all around the world, as millions of his fans continue to flock to social media to shower praise on the singer for his new journey. ‘Control’ also charted as the #1 track on iTunes in India.

Overwhelmed by the response to his first English single, Armaan mentions, “It’s a huge honor for an Indian artist to be on a Times Square billboard. I’ve always wanted to take India to the world with my music and this is like a dream come true, especially for my first English single. This wouldn’t have been possible without my amazing team, family, and my fans and their endless love and support.”

After seven years of massive success in India and singing more than 150 songs in almost a dozen different languages, Armaan decided to finally give his dreams a go and began writing English music. Malik forayed into the global music circuit with one of the most successful music executives in the industry, David Massey and signed his debut single, ‘Control’ with Arista Records (Sony Music Global).

About ‘Control’:

Control is an uptempo track that describes the push and pull feeling of being trapped in a controlling relationship and how confusing it can be to want in but also want out. It’s inspired by relationships that the singer-songwriter has seen around him. It was recorded in Los Angeles with producer Wayne Wilkins, who has worked with the likes of Beyoncé and Natasha Bedingfield.

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Randeep Hooda and Jay Patel partner to contribute 1 crore to the PM- CARES fund

Randeep has been actively involved in various environmental and social causes

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To cope with COVID-19  Pandemic, India is under an unprecedented lockdown of 21 days, and the government has been making all efforts to contain the spread of the virus. However, to support the government deal with the severe health and economic ramifications, Jay Patel and Randeep Hooda, duo from Corporate and Bollywood have partnered and stepped up to contribute 1 crore to the ‘Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund’ (PM CARES Fund), Daily Wages Worker, Ventilators, and encouraged others to do the same.

Randeep, who has been actively involved in various environmental and social causes, said “ We salute the heroes who are serving against the life-threatening Coronavirus Disease without fear round the clock – doctors, nurses, police and daily needs suppliers. The world is going through pandemic with extreme effects of a virus that has not been experienced by any of us living today.”

Jay Patel, an entrepreneur and philanthropist, said, “As a country, India has been operating excellently in the economy for the last decade. Many new businesses have built and successfully secured a decent amount of profit over this period. So now this is a time for all of us to counter what we have gained to our country and our people. In this time of crisis, every business owner should contribute as per their capability. And that contribution can be in terms of money, technology, providing premises, donating equipment or offering their expertise.”

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