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Viacom 18 Studios announces six films down South

Viacom 18 Studios will be producing six films across Telugu and Tamil languages. Read details inside

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After entertaining the audience with its offerings like Devadasa (Telugu) and Kodathi Samaksham Balan Vakeel (Malayalam), Viacom18 Studios has now announced six films in its South slate for the year 2019-2020. These six films will be made in Telugu and Tamil languages and are expected to release by the end of this year.

Films releasing in Telugu region include Manmadhudu 2 which is the rom-com sequel to blockbuster movie Manmadhudu, starring Nagarjuna and Rakul Preet Singh. Directed by Rahul Ravindran, it is slated for an August 9 release. Apart from this, films releasing in Tamil are Kannum Kannum Kollaiyadithaal (a romantic film starring Dulquer Salmaan and Rithu Varma) directed by Desingh Periyasamy. Next is an untitled film starring Chiyaan Vikram. The film is a drama directed by R Ajay Gnanamuthu. AR Rahman will also be a part of the film. The film is slated for an August 2020 release. The fourth film is titled Tughlak Durbar, a political fantasy starring Vijay Sethupati and directed by Delli Prasad. Another untitled project is a film starring Karthi and Jyothika in the lead. The film will be directed by Jeethu Joseph. The film is slated for an October 2019 release. Lastly, the sixth film is titled Sarbath. This movie will star Kathir and Rahasya in the lead role. Prabhakar will direct the film.

Ajit Andhare, COO, Viacom18 Studios, says, “I have always believed that good content transcends regions, languages and even platforms and our recent content successes, especially across regional markets, is a testament to this belief. As storytellers, we want to continue to tell good stories and connect with our audiences and are collaborating with some of the best talent especially in the South to further consolidate and strengthen our position in the market.”

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Pallavi Joshi & Shyam Benegal To Reunite For Cultural Camp

SPIC MACAY is known for organizing annual and international conventions for reputed educational institutions across the globe

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It is the first time that SPIC MACAY is doing a convention online. This time at the convention online, Pallavi Joshi and Shyam Benegal will be coming together for SPIC MACAY’s Anubhav to guide the aspiring youth of the nation. For the first time, Pallavi Joshi is doing something like this, and when asked about it, she said,” It is an extreme pleasure to do the workshop at SPIC MACAY Anubhav. More so when it is for the young students out there and the fact that I will be able to contribute something in their learning feels awesome. Looking eagerly forward to it.” Pallavi Joshi has been spending her quarantine doing a lot of productive things and spending time with her family.

According to her, this lockdown is the best opportunity for students to enroll in workshops, join a course, or do something that will add to their portfolios in the future. The convention by SPIC MACAY will be held on YouTube. It will include several workshops in music, dance, and crafts followed by interactions with directors and actors and talks with eminent personalities and artists. “Hosting live concerts online is a challenge because of the time lag in transmission,” according to the source.

More than 100 artists are participating in Anubhav like Shabana Azmi, Teejan Bai, Warsi Brothers, Karan Singh, Ustad Wasifuddin Dagar, Shyam Benegal and Pallavi Joshi amongst all others. Nearly 15,000 students have participated in Anubhav, streaming on YouTube free of cost, and the convention will begin this week.

SPIC MACAY is known for organizing annual and international conventions for reputed educational institutions across the globe. However, due to the pandemic, the SPIC MACAY has decided to stream a week-long program for children.

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Music composer Wajid Khan dies of COVID 19

Wajd of Sajid Wajid fame had undergone a kidney transplant a few years ago

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Music composer Wajid of Sajid- Wajid’s fame has passed away. Wajid was admitted to the hospital after he complained of breathlessness. According to a source, Wajid had been in serious condition for nearly days. His condition deteriorated on Sunday afternoon and was put on a ventilator and passed away late at night.

Though there are media reports about the composer dying due to COVID 19 there is no official confirmation from the hospital or the family. Wajid has not been keeping well for some time, he had a heart condition and had undergone a kidney transplant a year ago. But a source from the hospital said, “ he had undergone a kidney transplant some time back and recently test positive for COVID 19 after which he was admitted to the hospital.”
Wajid Khan is likely to be laid to rest at the same Kabrastan where Irrfan Khan was cremated last month.”

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Bollywood & TV series shooting to resume

Maharashtra allows film and TV shows to restart shooting and post production but with riders

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The Maharashtra Government has allowed the Media and Entertainment industry to return to work but with some important riders that include only 33 percent crew members of a set.

According to the GR issued by the state government  there will be a ceiling on the actors entourage.The actors have been asked to wait in their vehicles and avoid sitting in the common area of the set.

Though there is no instructions on reduction of main cast, but the crew is to be kept minimum and all crew members have to follow social distancing and wearing of masks and gloves on sets.

There is an indication to avoid hair and makeup of secondary artistes.

But PPE suit will be mandatory while doing hair and makeup for principal cast. Staggered lunch breaks, sanitation and temperature checks before entering the set and last but not the least no audience on reality show till the scare of COVID 19 persists : these are some of the stringent norms laid down by the government.

Produxer JD Majethia said, “We had a virtual meeting with Uddhav Thackeray ji last week. He promised to do his best for the entertainment industry. And here we are, shooting set to restart even before we imagined! The industry cannot thank you enough sir. The wait for fresh content is about to end.”

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