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Richa Chadha headlines an all-rounded campaign for rising domestic violence and mental health issues during the lockdown

With many celebrities talking in their mother tongues, the video attempts to reach a pan India audience.

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In an effort to join forces and make an all-encompassing campaign to combat and address the sharp rise of domestic violence and mental health issues during lockdown, Bollywood and theatre celebrities once again reiterated to their fans why they shouldn’t tolerate any form of abuse.

In a video put together by Women in Films and Television India, the campaign takes stock of the issues borne out of vulnerable mental health caused by the lockdown. Richa was also recently nominated as an advisory board member of WIFT India.

Several artists including the board member Richa Chadha, Kalki Koechlin, Amyra Dastur, Mallika Dua, Pulkit Samrat, Adil Hussain amongst others took to spreading the message of peace and gender parity while people are stuck in their houses. As videos of celebrities washing dishes, cooking has gone viral in the last few months, here the artistes speak about how they have divided the chores of the house between themselves and their partner. For instance, Kalki can be seen talking about how she made breakfast while her partner took their dog for a walk; Adil speaking in his native language – Assamese discusses how he enjoys cooking.  The video was circulated widely on social media and included voices from all over the country.

Richa says, “The agenda of the video was to highlight the emotional stress people are going through and how that often leads to several things including domestic violence. This is a problem across the world and a campaign like this effectively speaks to a wide audience. Women could possibly be trapped and locked down at home unable to muster the courage to report crimes against them. The elderly could be feeling particularly hopeless in such a situation. We urge anyone going through trauma to take to counseling on the helpline numbers available.”

With many celebrities talking in their mother tongues, the video attempts to reach a pan India audience.

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We are all facing challenging times during the pandemic. Some more unfortunate than the others and our hearts go out to them. WIFT India reached out to a few friends from the film fraternity to share a message and this is what they have to say… Each video was a selfie compiled into one message – we are all in this together. Let's stay strong for everyone. #BASKUCHDINAUR A big shout out to everyone featured in this video – for taking time out from their ghar ka kaam & bartan washing duties so share the love! @kalkikanmani @amyradastur93 @fukravarun @pulkitsamrat @cyrus_sahukar @akkineniamala @rituparnaspeaks @alifazal9 @akshay0beroi @angadbedi @_adilhussain @abhishekjawkar @butterflyjigna our @petrina.drozario

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Hrithik Roshan welcomes the class of 2020 for their virtual graduation party

Hrithik Roshan gave the welcome keynote address for an online graduation ceremony

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With the ongoing graduation season and the ceremonies being cancelled due to the pandemic, the class of 2020 still has a major milestone to celebrate.

To mark the beginning of their future, Hrithik Roshan gave the welcome keynote address for the students at a recent online graduation ceremony which was streamed on Youtube for the class of 2020.

Hrithik shared a glimpse of his speech on his social media account and the caption read as, “My Dear Graduating Batch of 2020 stars, Throw your hats high towards the sky for the horizon is just the beginning of your limit. My Love & congratulations to each one of you for giving your best. Keep shining. Stay a student.

And may your journey be filled with great teachers every time you search for answers.”

While Hrithik understands that it may be devastating for the students to miss out on their much awaited graduation ceremony, he is also sure that these young and bright people have something powerful in store for their future.
Conveying a message full of wisdom and humility, Hrithik shared an interesting message for the class of 2020. He congratulated them, said Bravo and also shared how he knows what they must be feeling right now. At the same time shared that the future depends on them, their choices and attitudes.
He also asks them to be adventurous by improving in this chaos, disorder, discomfort and uncertainty.
An excerpt from his message was, “‘The finest steel must go through the hottest fire’, and that is what I based my life on and that is something that I believe in and I truly believe that something very special is going to come out of these times, something very special is going to be born inside of you that is going to show you the way.”
It was quite an empowering message and Hrithik’s positive words to the class of 2020 are the rays of hope we need during such testing times.

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Deepika Padukone takes Yoga classes ahead of commencing her next film

The actress will start shooting for Shakun Batra’s film as soon as the lockdown is lifted

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With her talent and on screen presence, Deepika Padukone has proved that she can play any character with utmost passion. Ever since her upcoming movie with Shakun Batra has been announced, fans have been contemplating as to what new does the actress have in store for her fans. We hear that Deepika has recently started engaging in yoga as part of her preparation for her role.

According to a well placed source, “Ahead of commencing the shoot for Shakun Batra’s directorial, Deepika Padukone has started training for Yoga. It is a part of her preparation for the film. While there is no understanding of how this is going to be of help to her in the film, as not much is known about her character, it is only known that she has recently started training for it.”

There could be some connection of it with her role and the makers are keeping all the details under wraps.

The actress has been reading parts of the script everyday as she doesn’t want to lose touch with her character by the time they start shooting for it.

Deepika delivers an exemplary performance on the celluloid and the credit goes to her diligence, passion and determination. She thoroughly seeps into the skin of her character, and walks an extra mile to achieve the finesse.

Had it not been for the lockdown, a major chunk of the film’s shoot would have been completed in Sri Lanka. However, the actress will start shooting for the film as soon as the lockdown is lifted.

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Ajay Devgn starrer Maidaan postponed, to release in theatres in August 2021!

The film showcases the journey of one of India’s finest football coaches

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Ajay Devgn starrer Maidaan, a film which celebrates the biggest sport in the world -Football, has got a new release date. A story of change and self-belief, Maidaan will release the next Independence Day week, 13th August 2021.

Inspired from an incredible true story, it will showcase the journey of one of the finest coaches that emerged from India, the one who put India on the global map.

Directed by Amit Ravindernath Sharma of Badhai Ho fame, Maidaan also stars National award-winning actress Priyamani, Gajraj Rao who created magic with Badhai Ho and the well known Bengali actor Rudranil Ghosh.

Produced by Zee Studios, Boney Kapoor, Akash Chawla, and Arunava Joy Sengupta, screenplay and dialogues are written by Saiwyn Quadras and Ritesh Shah respectively. The film is set to release on 13 August 2021.

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