Goa Police has stepped up security at theatres for ‘Padmaavat’ release
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Goa Police has stepped up security at theatres for ‘Padmaavat’ release

The Goa Police has stepped up security around theatres in the state for the release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's controversial film "Padmaavat". Goa's Director General of Police Muktesh Chandar on Thursday said heavy security has been deployed outside theatres for the screening of the film. The movie has been facing protests by the Karni Sena and other fringe groups over allegations that historical facts were distorted in it. "We are keeping a watch and have deployed heavy police force around theatres and multiplexes which are screening the film 'Padmaavat," the DGP said. "No violation of law and order would be tolerated. There are adequate arrangements in place," he said. Chandar said there were no signs of any protests or demonstrations against the movie today so far but the police was leaving no stone unturned to maintain strict security.
Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar had earlier said the film would not be banned in the state if it is cleared by the Censor Board. He had also said that any attempt to disrupt law and order in the state would not be tolerated.
The film, starring Padukone, Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh, is based on the saga of the 13th century battle between Maharaja Ratan Singh of Mewar and Sultan Alauddin Khilji.
The Supreme Court had paved the way for its nationwide release after some states issued notifications banning the film.
 
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Release date of Student Of The Year 2 Is Out !
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Release date of Student Of The Year 2 Is Out !

Karan Johar’s campus drama Student Of The Year was not only one of the most loved films of 2012 but it also became the launchpad for talent powerhouses Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan and Sidharth Malhotra in Bollywood. Fans are therefore bound to have high expectations from the second installment of this Dharma Productions franchise. Unveiling a new poster of the much-anticipated film on Wednesday evening, Karan Johar also revealed that the Tiger Shroff starrer would hit the theaters on November 23. He tweeted, “SOTY 2 will release worldwide on the 23rd of NOVEMBER 2018! The two new leading ladies will be announced next month! The franchise forges ahead under the baton of director @punitdmalhotra …@foxstarhindi @apoorvamehta18 @iTIGERSHROFF.” Talking about the poster, Tiger is doing full justice to the spoilt-brat avatar with his rugged denim and chiselled abs look. Ever since its announcement, SOTY 2 has been making headlines particularly with regard to its female leads. And making fans even more impatient, Karan has revealed that the two new leading ladies will be announced next month. Rumour mills were earlier abuzz that Karan was in talks with the Miss World 2017 Manushi Chhillar for the film, but recently he denied the reports to indianexpress.com. Earlier, there were also reports that Chunky Panday’s daughter Ananya and Disha Patani were finalised to star in the film alongside Tiger. However, the makers have refused to comment on the same. Unlike the previous Karan Johar directorial, Student Of The Year 2 will be helmed by Punit Malhotra, who has previously delivered box office duds like Gori Tere Pyaar Mein and I Hate Luv Storys. Will Student of The Year 2 become his claim to fame? Only time will tell.
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MP Chief Minister announced that they would not screen the film Padmaavat
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MP Chief Minister announced that they would not screen the film Padmaavat

Theatre owners in Madhya Pradesh decided not to screen controversial film 'Padmaavat' even as the state witnessed protests and bandh in several places against the period drama. The state government, however, said it was ready to provide security if the theatre owners wanted to screen the movie.
Cinema owners terrified, it’s curtains for Padmaavat in MP
A delegation of cinema and multiplex owners, under the aegis of the Central Cine Circuit Association (CCCA), met Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh and later announced that they would not screen the film as of now. "During the meeting, we conveyed to the chief minister that the cinema hall owners are not going to release the movie in Madhya Pradesh as protests against the film have burgeoned," theatre owner, Azizuddin, who was a part of the delegation, told after the meeting. "We are also concerned about the public sentiments," he said. Azizuddin, who is the secretary of the Bhopal Cinema Association and a member of the CCCA, said the association would again review the situation after some days to see if the theatre owners were willing to screen Sanjay Leela Bhansali's period drama. "We will provide security if the cinema halls or the multiplexes are ready to release the movie in the state. They themselves have decided not to release the movie," state Home Minister Bhupendra Singh told reporters. Chief Secretary Basant Pratap Singh said, "We will make arrangements if there is be any law and order problem. We will provide security if the film is released in the state." The Multiplex Association of India, which represents about 75 per cent of multiplex owners, yesterday said that its members would not screen the film in Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Goa. Meanwhile, several places in the state, including Indore, Ujjain, Gwalior, Dewas Beora, Shujalpur Shajapur, Harda and Jhabua, witnessed the protests and closure of commercial establishments while the educational institutions remained open. The markets remained closed at some of the places since morning. Protesters took out a bike rally in Gwalior and raised slogans demanding a ban on the film. In Indore also, the protesters took out a rally. In Bhopal, the cinema halls wore a deserted look even as heavy police force was deployed outside the theatres. In Harda, various commercial establishments remained closed after the call for bandh given by the Karni Sena and other Rajput organisations. The Rashtriya Rajput Karni Sena's Harda district president, Suraj Bhan, said the traders extended support to their call for a bandh.
I want to ask Mr.Bhansali, Is he feeling good after releasing the film, which has hurt the feelings of so many countrymen, disturb the peace of mind and loss of so much of public properties. 
"Our agitation would continue. We will not allow the release of the movie in the city's cinema halls. We will also felicitate the cinema hall owners for not releasing the movie," he said. In Jhabua, the main markets of the city remained closed till afternoon as some protesters took out a rally. The police said security has been beefed up outside cinema halls across the state.
Security beefed up around cinema halls screening ‘Padmaavat’
Security beefed up around cinema halls screening ‘Padmaavat’
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School bus attacked in Gurgaon by a mob protesting the film “Padmaavat” !
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School bus attacked in Gurgaon by a mob protesting the film “Padmaavat” !

A day after a school bus was attacked in Gurgaon by a mob protesting the film "Padmaavat", many schools near Delhi are shut. At least four top schools in Gurgaon have announced a holiday for the rest of the week, saying they would not want to risk the lives of students. A video that captured the horror of more than two dozen schoolchildren of the GD Goenka World School, cowering in fear as their bus was being hit with stones, has generated waves of outrage. In the clip, little children were seen on the floor of the bus, their teachers keeping them below the range of the stones hurled by around 60 goons who also attacked the bus with bamboo sticks. Students of nursery to Class 12 were on their way home from school when around 3 pm, their bus was caught in the Padmaavat rioting. The youngest children were heard crying. A teacher held a frightened girl as everyone crouched on the space between the seats. Ignoring the mob banging at the windows and the sides of the bus, the driver maneuvered the bus to safety. The school bus happened to be behind a state-run bus that had been set on fire and wrecked by the mob just moments before. Later, the seats of the school bus were filled with shards of glass. The school staff alleged that policemen at the spot - there were quite a few because of the raging protests - could do nothing to help. "If they can attack school buses and Haryana roadways buses openly despite prohibitory orders and tight security arrangements of the Gurgaon Police, we cannot take a chance," a teacher said. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal described the attack as "utterly shameful" and targeted the BJP government in Haryana in his tweet: "More disgusting is the complicity of those governments who are allowing it through their inaction." "Padmaavat" hits the theatres today but groups like Karni Sena have vowed to block the film at all costs, alleging that the film hurts Rajput pride and twists the story of 14th century Queen Padmini, who chose death before surrendering to Delhi Sultan Alauddin Khilji.
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Cinema owners are still not able to decide whether to screen the movie Padmaavat
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Cinema owners are still not able to decide whether to screen the movie Padmaavat

Even as police assured protection to cinemas showing Padmaavat on Thursday, and the Karni Sena in Gujarat appealed for peace, owners of multiplexes and single screen cinemas across Gujarat remained divided on whether they would screen the film on the day of the release, January 25. A day after protesters indulged in arson in Surat city, Police Commissioner Satish Sharma on Monday said that nobody would be spared and “those behind the conspiracy to create disturbances in the city will also be arrested and dealt with strictly”. Ahmedabad Police Commissioner A K Singh has aleady passed orders to book offenders found in violent acts, under section 308 that deals with attempt to commit culpable homicide. “We have still not taken any decision on screening the movie seeing the aggression and protest from Karni Sena activists. We will think and talk to our counterparts in Baroda and Ahmedabad. If they will decide to show the movie, then we will also show it in Surat,” said the owner of a cinema hall in Surat, on condition of anonymity, after meeting Police Commissioner Sharma and District Collector Mahendra Patel on Monday evening. Out of the 25 cinema halls and multiplexes in Surat, 22 owners were present in the meeting with the District Collector, but only eight cinema owners showed willingness to screen the movie. “The state government is firm with the decision to screen the movie, and now it is up to to the cinema hall owners whether they will show Padmaavat or not. We have assured them all possible police protection, if they demand… We have met some of the members of Karni Sena. They told us that they will protest if the movie is released. They will sit on dharna outside the Mamlatdar office in different talukas and protest,” District Collector Patel told The Indian Express. In Ahmedabad, while the multiplex owners are clear about not screening the movie, the single screen owners are yet to decide on the matter. “We are not screening the movie till we are sure that there will be no problem or violence. We are holding meetings on the matter and monitoring the issue. No multiplex in Ahmedabad is screening the film as of today,” said Manu Patel, president of Ahmedabad Multiplex Association. Rashmikant Bhalodia, president of single screen association of Gujarat, said that they were not stopping anyone from screening the movie. “It is an individual choice. The association does not dictate anything in this matter. As far as I am concerned, I am not going to screen the movie,” said Bhalodia, who owns a theatre in Rajkot. The Anand Cinema Association on Sunday had declared that it will stay away from releasing Padmaavat in the district, citing security concerns. The association members said that since the onus of protection of the cinema patrons would lie on the cinema houses, therefore they do not wish to take a chance by attracting any protesters. Meanwhile, according to a government notification, a platoon each of the State Reserve Police Force (SRPF) would secure theatres and multiplexes which have decided or shown willingness to screen the film Padmaavat. The notification added that those indulging in violence as part of the protests against the film would be booked under Section 308, which deals with attempt to commit culpable homicide, of the Indian Penal Code. The offence attracts a jail term of three years. On Sunday evening, Karni Sena members came out on the streets of Surat city, burnt tyres and pelted stones at buses. Police had to use force to control the situation. Police arrested over 22 people. “We have found that the incidents were pre-planned… Even after our warning if such incidents take place again, our policemen will not keep patience in dealing with them,” said Surat Police Commissioner Sharma. Meanwhile, the impact of Karni Sena’s statewide protests on Monday was restricted to parts of north Gujarat regions of Palanpur, Vadgam, Danta, Mansa and Vijapur. According to GSRTC secretary K D Desai, traffic in these areas was completely closed for a second day in a row. “The police were trying to ease the situation in these areas and were trying to bring it back to normal,” said Desai. According to him, the transport corporation has suffered a loss of property amounting to Rs 2 crore in the two days of protests. Mehsana SP Chaitanya Mandlik said that the bus services might have been hit in the interior areas but there was no problem on the highways. “We are ready to help them out whenever they need police help,” Mandlik said.
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‘Mukkabaaz’ box-office collection
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‘Mukkabaaz’ box-office collection

Anurag Kashyap's film 'Mukkabaaz' had a humble start at the box-office as it collected Rs 75 lac on Friday, but the film followed up with much stronger collections over the weekend. However, the film's collections have started to drop at the domestic box-office. According to a report on BoxOfficeIndia.com, the film has earned Rs 70 lakh on Day 5, thus taking its total to Rs 5.45 crore.
'Mukkabaaz' is a sharp social commentary on the multiple battles (literal and metaphorical) that Shravan (Vineet Kumar Singh), a common man who dares to have a spine, must fight on a daily basis for deserving to be treated with dignity and fulfill his ambition of becoming Uttar Pradesh's Mike Tyson.
The film once again marks Anurag Kashyap's unconventional style of storytelling and it faces competition from Saif Ali Khan starrer 'Kaalakaandi' and Vikram Bhatt's '1921' which released on the same date.
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‘Kaalakaandi’ box-office collection
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‘Kaalakaandi’ box-office collection

Saif Ali Khan starrer 'Kaalakaandi' was off to a slow start at the domestic box-office with a collection of Rs 1 crore on its first day. However, the film has not seen a rise in its graph over the past five days.
According to a report on BoxOfficeIndia.com, the film has collected an estimated sum of Rs 40 lakh on day 5, thus taking its total collection to Rs 3.8 crore.
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This film marks the directorial debut of 'Delhi Belly' writer Akshat Verma and has been received well by the critics, but the same has not translated on the box-office numbers.
Saif has been praised for essaying his role well with a good supporting cast of Deepak Dobriyal, Vijay Raaz, and Akshay Oberoi. This film talks about the life of the lead protagonist, who has just got few months time to live after being diagnosed with stomach cancer. How he decides to live his life to the fullest in the time he has left, forms the crux of the story.
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Rishi Kapoor Makes A Fan Cry ; Ranbir Kapoor Watches Helplessly
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Rishi Kapoor Makes A Fan Cry ; Ranbir Kapoor Watches Helplessly

Rishi Kapoor is yet again in news! The actor, who is infamous for his short temper, reportedly lashed out at a fan when she tried to click a picture with him. The actor on Wednesday stepped out for a family dinner with son Ranbir Kapoor, wife Neetu Singh, daughter Riddhima and granddaughter Samara at a posh restaurant in Bandra. According to reports, when the Kapoor family was exiting the restaurant, a female fan approached Rishi for a picture but the actor directly said "No." As she insisted again, Rishi gave her an earful saying, "You all don't understand. It's very easy for you to say, 'Oh! you are very rude.'" Watch here:
Recently, the actor took a jibe at media during the launch of Raj Kapoor's biography in New Delhi. In spite of an official invitation, the actor objected to the presence of three journalists at the book launch event.
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Aishwarya Rai Bachchan would play a surrogate mother in a film titled Jasmine
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Aishwarya Rai Bachchan would play a surrogate mother in a film titled Jasmine

It was in November last year that the news of Anushka Sharma playing a surrogate mother in a film spread like wildfire. But it seems that was a false alarm as the makers are interested to rope in Aishwarya Rai Bachchan for the role. KriArj Entertainment has collaborated with Shree Narayan Singh for the third time, after Toilet: Ek Prem Katha and Batti Gul Meter Chalu. And this time that want to make a women-centric film, titled Jasmine: Story of a Leased Womb. According to a report in Mumbai Mirror, the makers are in talks with Aishwarya Rai to play the lead role. Talking about the film, Shree Narayan Singh told the daily, "It is inspired by a real life story of a woman in Gujarat who doesn't want to have children but decides to become a surrogate mother for someone else. After a point she gets attached to the child and wants the child back." But this time Narayan won't direct the film. Siddharth and Garima, who had earlier scripted Toilet Ek Prem Katha and the upcoming social drama Batti Gul Meter Chalu, will make their directorial debut with Jasmine. Prernaa Arora of KriArj Entertainment said that Aishwarya tops her wishlist. "We would love to have her but it will depend on her dates," said Prerna, who is also collaborating with Aishwarya for Fanne Khan. The film, which will go on floors later this year, will be shot in Gujarat and Rajasthan.
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Looks like we would get to see the next big Bollywood wedding soon !
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Looks like we would get to see the next big Bollywood wedding soon !

Seems like Tinsel Town is all set to see yet another big Bollywood wedding. After Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma tying the knot in December last year, buzz has it that Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh too are taking the leap soon. If reports are to be believed, Ranveer and Deepika are getting engaged on Padukone's birthday, this Friday. Deepika, who turns 32 on January 5 this year, is apparently exchanging rings with her boyfriend of five years, Ranveer Singh. The couple is expected to be in Sri Lanka for the engagement, following in the footsteps of the country's other power couple, Virat and Anushka. It is a known fact now that Virat and Anushka zeroed in on their wedding date last August, when the couple was in Sri Lanka. The Sharma family priest was in Sri Lanka to decide the dates for Virat and Anushka's wedding. Deepika and Ranveer, who rang in the New Year at a luxury resort in Maldives with their respective families, are expected to fly to Sri Lanka for Deepika's birthday. After that, the engagement is supposed to take place in the island country, if the grapevine is to be believed. The couple, who began dating on the sets of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's 2013 film Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram Leela, have been together for about five years now. Several rumours of their break-up, followed by those of their patch-up, have made it to gossip columns over the last few years. Deepika and Ranveer have had a tumultuous 2017 professionally, what with their film Padmavati not being allowed to release thanks to the controversy it created, but 2018 looks better for the couple. While the CBFC has recently green-signalled the Sanjay Leela Bhansali-directed Padmavati for release, after some modifications, Deepika and Ranveer now seem ready to take their relationship too to the next level. A few months ago, Ranveer professed his love for Deepika, and that too on in public. In a video that was aired on a chat show, Ranveer said to Deepika, "There is nobody like you, god bless you. Love you a lot." If Ranveer and Deepika are indeed tying the knot this year, we need to get over the gorgeous wedding that Virat and Anushka just had, and warm up for the next!
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