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The Lion King and the case of the missing roar!

You might have seen the latest version of The Lion King, but you surely missed this particular scene, so here’s more on it…

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It’s Monday (July 22) and we like to start off the week on the right foot. So this Monday, we are introducing a new and unique property called Saturday Shorts. Here you will read stories and features about something unique and funny that we’ve observed and you’ve missed out on! You’ll read Saturday Shorts every Saturday, but to give you a feel of this new property, here’s our first one. It’s about The Lion King, which released last Friday (July 19).

Anyone who’s grown up watching the 1994 classic animation film, The Lion King would vouch that Mufasa’s death scene was a real tearjerker – one of the most emotional and impactful scenes ever. In fact, it is easily one of the most iconic deaths in cinema! It’s a breath-taking moment, literally as the loving father and the dutiful King dies a brave death, while trying to save his son, the crown prince Simba, escape a Wildebeest stampede in the gorge. We all recall there was barely a dry eye seeing Mufasa fall off the cliffs to his death below after being pushed by his evil brother Scar. So, naturally when the Jon Favreau-directed new and the highly-advanced 3D animated version of The Lion King released, this was one of the most-looked forward to scenes from the film.

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Mufasa in The Lion King

However, nothing prepared us for the unforgivable faux-pas in what was to be the most dramatic scene of the film. While the makers have left no CGI effect unexplored to give us a visually-stunning animation tugging on our heart-strings emotionally, they seem to have goofed up on this very crucial note. And you must have surely missed it. How? Read on!

We know very well that to be able to see the photo-realistic animals talk like us humans is a huge draw at the ticket window. But by nature, a lion always roars has been kept in mind by the makers throughout the film. You can hear Mufasa, Simba, Scar, Sarabi, Nala, all of them roar inspite of their human-dialogues! So, it comes as a shocker to see that in the most crucial scene when Mufasa falls off to his death, instead of letting out a natural lion’s roar that spirals and reflects his helplessness of the moment, the thundering voice-over by James Earl Jones, (and Shah Rukh Khan in the Hindi version) is heard letting out a human scream of ‘Aaaaaaa….’ Hard to digest, isn’t it? So much so, that it distracts us completely from the emotional quotient and jarred us to control a did-that-really-happen bewilderment moment!

The much-loved and a brilliant film falls short in hooking you at exactly the moment when it should ideally have had tears rolling down your cheeks! Do you all agree? Let us know what you thought of the scene. And stay tuned to CineBlitz for more such Shorts coming up every Saturday!

 

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5 Actors who shook the OTT space in their Bold Avatar

Be it steamy sex scenes to pulling off the sexiest bikinis, artistes have gone all out in raising the bar for themselves. And we have a list of 5 female artistes who nailed the bold scenes in the web space:

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Sexy is the flavour of the season and the internet is smoking up with all the oomph and pizzazz that seems to be doing the rounds lately! And, who are we kidding – we all love it! Gone are the days of mushy romance and fleeting kisses, cause if you have it… you must flaunt it.  Web series’ today have an edgy narrative, super-hot scenes and bold performances that actors are absolutely and unabashedly nailing.

Be it steamy sex scenes to pulling off the sexiest bikinis, artistes have gone all out in raising the bar for themselves. And we have a list of 5 female artistes who NAILED the bold scenes in the web space:

#1 Sobhita Dhulipala

Coming across as an ideal wife in Amazon Prime Video’s Made In Heaven as Tara Khanna, there were quite a handful of scenes that demanded Sobhita to go bold and shoot some love-making scenes with her co-actor, Jim Sarbh. A truly commendable job by Sobhita! Hats off to her.

#2 Bani J

While Four More Shots Please captured the glamorous bits of Kriti Kulhari, Sayani Gupta, Maanvi Gagroo and Bani J, the characters as well as the series have a vibe of the famous American soap opera Sex and the City. From portraying the role of a fitness trainer with a devil-may-care attitude to being a bi-sexual, Bani J showcased a very open and modern character. Her love-making scenes, clothing and style were talked about a lot.

#3 Flora Saini

ALT Balaji’s Gandii Baat has been quite the talk of the town. From the show’s poster to its explicit content, everything has been critiqued and written about. One amongst the lot of the cast has been actress Flora Saini who has played a very sensuous and sexy role basis the need of the character and the series.

#4 Nia Sharma

Asia’s third sexiest woman, Nia Sharma has achieved fame and success from TV shows such as Ek Hazaaron Mein Meri Behna Hai and Jamai Raja. She was recently seen in Vikram Bhatt’s web series titled as Twisted. With this series, she was seen playing a very sexy and sultry role, completely different form her previous on screen image. She was also the talk of the town for her portraying some lesbian scenes for the first time ever.

#5 Anuja Joshi

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Making her digital debut with MX Player’s Hello Mini, Anuja Joshi is seen playing the role of the bold, sexy but naive Rivanah Banerjee. Adapted from Novoneel Chakraborty’s Stranger Trilogy, the series is high on eroticism, drama and thrill and sees Anuja be a part of some very demanding scenes.

Hello Mini is a show that traces the life of Rivanah, a young independent girl living alone in Mumbai. Her life is perfect up until she is followed by a faceless, nameless, and voiceless stranger stalking her every move. Directed by Faruk Kabir, the psychological thriller stars Anuja Joshi as the lead along with Mrinal Dutt, Gaurav Chopra and Priya Banerjee in key roles.

Watch Anuja Joshi’s bold and sexy avatar in MX Player’s Hello Mini for FREE from 1st October 2019. Stay tuned to CineBlitz for more updates and news.

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Here’s a deeper insight into the leading cast of The Verdict – State Vs Nanavati

‘The Verdict: State Vs Nanavati’ will be streaming live on both the apps soon. The casting of this show is so aptly done with required research. Here’s some of the details about the star cast.

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The ALTBalaji and ZEE5 powered web show ‘The Verdict: State Vs Nanavati’ will be streaming live on both the apps soon. The casting of this show is so aptly done with required research. Here’s some of the details about the star cast.

First up, we have Elli AvrRam who plays the role of Mrs. Sylvia Nanavati. The soft look on Elli’s face and those captivating eyes truly make her the best choice for the role.

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Elli AvrRam as Mrs. Sylvia Nanavati

Next, we have Manav Kaul who is seen essaying the role of Kawas Manekshaw Nanavati. Manav is known for emoting different kinds of emotions and with the number of layers that Nanavati’s character has, he definitely is the most perfect choice for the role.

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Manav Kaul as Kawas Manekshaw Nanavati

Moving on, we have the heartthrob Angad Bed who brilliantly pulls off the role of lawyer Karl Jamshed Khandalavala. The slight smirk on Angad’s face along with those spectacle covered eyes is enough to convince the audience about his character’s authenticity.

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Angad Bed as lawyer Karl Jamshed Khandalavala

More so, we have Sumeet Vyas who portrays the character of  Ram Jethmalani in the show. Sumeet’s calm yet ferocious personality and the intensity with which he acts on-screen truly makes him the right choice for the role.

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Sumeet Vyas as Ram Jethmalani

Taking a step ahead, we have Kubbra Sait as Mamie Ahuja. The actress has nailed the role with her looks and fabulous acting skills making her an absolute yes for the role.

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Kubbra Sait as Mamie Ahuja

Going ahead, we have Viraf Patel playing the character of Prem Ahuja. Viraf has a look on his face that genuinely complements that of a lover and that truly makes him the best fit for the role.

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Viraf Patel as Prem Ahuja

Lastly, we have Saurabh Shukla who is playing an editor at the much spoken about ‘Blitz newspaper’. The frankness and spontaneous attitude needed for this character couldn’t have been done by anyone but  Saurabh Shukla.

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Saurabh Shukla as the editor of Blitz newspaper

Each character has been carefully thought off and the results are clearly seen with the audience response. Directed by Shashant Shah, the 10-episode series is based on the real-life incident of 1959 and follows the trial of naval officer KM Nanavati who shot three bullets from his revolver at a businessman and later confessed his crime to the police. Even after six decades the infamous story of K.M. Nanavati Vs. The state of Maharashtra is still one of the most sensational criminal cases in India and mark a landmark judgment in the history of India.

ALTBalaji and ZEE5’s The Verdict – State Vs Nanavati will be live on 30th September. Stay tuned to CineBlitz for more updates and news.

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These Pictures of Jacqueline Fernandez are proof that she is the ultimate fashionista of Bollywood!

Hailed as the most influential actress, Jacqueline Fernandez is also known to be the most fashionable actress of Bollywood and here’s why…

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Jacqueline Fernandez

Hailed as the most influential actress, Jacqueline Fernandez is also known to be the most fashionable actress of Bollywood and here’s why. The actress proves to be an inspiration time and again and is surely looking ultra glamorous in all these pictures as she donnes every outfit with utmost grace and beauty.

In the first outfit, the actress is giving us breezy vibes as she chills on her yacht in her bright yellow outfit and she looks stunning as ever undeniably – a complete vision as ever!

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Jacqueline Fernandez on a yacht

In the second outfit, the actress is giving us some major fashion goals with her feather fabric salmon pink shimmery dress. Posing like a queen, the actress dons this outfit with utmost flair.

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In her third outfit, we witness Jacqueline wearing an off-shoulder thigh-slit dress in the colour baby pink and her ruffled syrong rap is stealing the look definitely, making the actress look even more gorgeous and charismatic.

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In the fourth look, owning the military jump-suit, the actress poses like a boss with her hair flying in the air and she is definitely adding to the scenic beauty, all together.

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In her fifth look, Jacqueline looks like a goddess dressed in a coral orange shade of Sri Lankan version of a saree called ‘Osari’, and with a tint of accessory, Jacqueline wore statement earrings with a peachy make-up to complete her look.

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In the sixth look, the actress looks like a diva, in her silver shiny gown with a thigh slit and deep neck. This look defines her beauty and makes her look extremely graceful.

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In the last outfit, the fashion icon is wearing an alluring white saree which has a netty and transparent pattern on the borders, making her look pleasing and attractive.

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These outfits are definite proofs that the actress is the ultimate fashionista of Bollywood and she can pull off each and every look with glitz and glamour, shining away in glory! One of the most influential actresses in Bollywood, Jacqueline Fernandez who has an immense fan and is also known for her positive work where she has also extended her support to the most pressing issues of our times.

The actress is now moving to the digital space with her most anticipated upcoming OTT, Mrs Serial Killer which will mark her debut on the digital platform. Jacqueline will also be seen in her upcoming movie, Kick 2 and the actress will be sharing the screen space with Salman Khan once again. For more news and updates from the world of showbiz stay tuned to CineBlitz!

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