Ananya Panday hopes to play the lead in an action film someday, feeling empowered after doing fight sequences in ‘Khaali Peeli’ . “Doing action in this film was something very new for me and different, but I had a blast. Parvez Bhai and his team made it feel so easy for me, so I really hope to do action in more films or maybe even an action film someday,” she says. Ananya opens up about how her role in the Maqbool Khan directorial was empowering. “Pooja was so empowered and no damsel in distress, how she fought for herself, really drew me to her as a character. She is a full Hindi-picture hero.”
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PAYAL GHOSH OPENS UP ON THE CONTROVERSIAL SONG ‘LOVE JIHAD’
Payal Ghosh-starrer ‘Love Jihaad’ is out now and has caused a huge uproar. The song which is seen by a section as something against intercaste marriage is actually not true. The video is about a Muslim man fraudulently marrying a Hindu girl and trying to convert her to his religion. This is a truth of society how much ever we try to hide that. Payal Ghosh spoke to The Daily Guardian about her new song Love Jihad and her views on it.
The song is being critiqued as well as accepted due to its brave portrayal of the situation. Payal has taken a bold step and she is not the one to shy away from the challenge.
Payal said, “It’s a song where a Muslim boy pretends to be Hindu and marries a Hindu girl and then tries to convert her to his religion. It’s not about unacceptance or something that some sections are making it out to be. It is a ground reality and we can’t shy away from it. The cases are in thousands if not lakhs. It’s a bold attempt and we all have to stand by it to make it a success so the right message goes out. ‘Love Jihaad’ is being misunderstood and I request the media to come into play and give out the true essence of the music video.”
She also gave a message for her fans, “I want them to watch my music video ‘Love Jihad’ and every girl should be careful to understand the intention of her partner and choose a life partner after knowing every detail about him.”
RADHIKA RAO AND VINAY SAPRU ON DIRECTING EMRAAN HASHMI FOR ‘LUT GAYE’ SONG
After reigning 2020 with chartbusters, Vinay Sapru and Radhika Rao are all set with big releases in 2021. They have recently given three superhit songs that garnered millions of views including ‘Besharam Bewaffa’, ‘Teri Aakhon Mai’, and ‘Yaad Piya ki Aane Lagi’.
Now they have teamed up with Emraan Hashmi for the romantic song ‘Lut Gaye’. The director duo Radhika-Vinay spoke with The Daily Guardian and said, “It’s always a pleasure working with Bhushan and we have a great track record of blockbuster hits with T-Series so hope this song also becomes one. Audiences love watching Emraan in quintessential romantic roles and we kept that in mind when we conceptualised the track.”
The musical duo has had an amazing and one of its kind journey with several chartbusters under their illustrious career that has spanned over two decades.
They directorial venture ‘Vaaste’ has become the only Hindi music video to have more than one billion views, in addition to being the most liked video in India, and in the top 10 most liked videos of the world.
The year 2021 will catapult them into another league as they broaden their horizons by being a part of a musical film with Bhushan Kumar and T-Series which is scheduled to go on floors in May 2021 and will be shot in London. Meanwhile, they are directing a song for a feature film starring Rakul Preet and Arjun Kapoor. Besides this, they will start the work on the sequel of their blockbuster franchise, ‘Yaad Piya Ki Aane Lagi 2’ with Divya Khosla Kumar.
SUNIEL SHETTY’S SON AHAN TO DEBUT WITH ‘TADAP’, CELEBS EXTEND BEST WISHES
MUMBAI: Veteran actor Suniel Shetty’s son Ahan Shetty is set to make his debut with Tara Sutaria in the upcoming outing ‘Tadap’. The movie will hit the big screens on 24 September 2021. Indian film critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh on Tuesday shared the news regarding the new project on his Instagram handle. “Ahan Shetty- Tara Sutaria: #Tadap arrives in Sept 2021 #Tadap – the acting debut of #AhanShetty (son of #SunielShetty) – to release on 24 Sept 2021,” wrote Taran. “Costars #TaraSutaria… Remake of #Telugu film #RX100… Directed by #MilanLuthria… Produced by #SajidNadiadwala… Fox Star Studios presentation,” he added.
Several Bollywood celebs extended their best wishes and success to the debutant actor . Salman Khan took to Instagram and shared the poster of the film which features Ahan Shetty in an ‘angry young man’ look, as he poses on a motorbike. Wishing the actor, he wrote, “Ahan wish you all the best and success, may all your hard work, discipline and dedication pay off. The tadap of hard work should never die … @nadiadwalagrandson @ahan.shetty.”Anil Kapoor also shared the poster of ‘Tadap’ on his Twitter handle and congratulated Sunil Shetty stating that his son will surely make him proud. “Have been waiting to hear this news for awhile now! Congratulations @SunielVShetty! I am sure that #AhanShetty will make you just as proud as @theathiyashetty has! Wishing him all the success and love for #Tadap!”
Along with the release date and other details, a poster of the film was also dropped. The poster sees Tara hugging Ahan. The duo is seen standing at a stormy place while Ahan is trying to save Tara and stay close to her amid the turbulence. The poster also showcased the release date of the film and comes with a text written on it, “An incredible love story.” ‘Tadap’ is being produced under the banner of Sajid Nadiadwala’s production house and is being helmed by Milan Luthria.
TIGER SHROFF’S ‘HEROPANTI 2’ TO RELEASE ON 3 DEC
NEW DELHI: On the occasion of his 31st birthday on Tuesday, Tiger Shroff announced the release date for his upcoming film ‘Heropanti 2’ along with a new poster of the movie. The film is slated to release on 3 December this year.
The ‘Baaghi’ actor took to his Instagram handle and shared the movie’s poster, captioning it as, “My first love is back – action, thrill, like never before! Let’s celebrate this one together on the 3rd of december in cinemas.” In the new poster of the movie, Tiger looks inevitably heroic as he points his guns from the rooftop of a car. The film is the sequel of Tiger Shroff and Kriti Sanon’s 2014 debut film ‘Heropanti’. Apart from Tiger, the sequel will also star Tara Sutaria in a lead role. The first look poster of ‘Heropanti 2’ was unveiled in February 2020. The movie will be directed by Ahmed Khan, who also directed Tiger’s last release, ‘Baaghi 3’.
WITNESS KARTIK AARYAN AS A RIGHTEOUS NEWS ANCHOR IN ‘DHAMAKA’
The much-awaited teaser of Kartik Aaryan’s upcoming film ‘Dhamaka’ is out and it features him in a new avatar which will definitely pique the curiosity of viewers. The nearly one-minute-long teaser was shared by the actor on his Instagram account. He also revealed that the movie is set to stream on Netflix without giving away the release date. Kartik captioned the post, “Main hoon Arjun Pathak. Jo bhi Kahunga Sach Kahunga. #Dhamaka, Coming soon, only on Netflix.” In the intriguing teaser, the actor can be seen giving an insight into the intense, gritty, and solid character of a news anchor. Breaking away from the usually light-hearted roles Kartik ventures into the intense world of thriller cinema with ‘Dhamaka’. The teaser sees him in a raw and rustic avatar and it is all about his character and the way he is handling the stressful situation amidst live cameras. The teaser of ‘Dhamaka’ promises a gripping story woven around a news anchor reporting a hard-hitting incident of a bomb-blast in realtime.
Kartik said, “‘Dhamaka’ has been a very exciting and enriching experience for me as an actor. Working with a maverick like Ram Madhvani has allowed me to explore and showcase a new facet of my personality. I am thrilled that the film will reach audiences and my fans all around the world on Netflix.” Director Ram Madhvani said, “I have been wanting to collaborate with Kartik for some years now. And I’m thrilled he wanted to do ‘Dhamaka’. Every day Kartik gave his all to the 360-degree system with which I work. His full involvement, passion, and precise calibration as an actor is something that I hugely respect. It would be great to collaborate with him again as he made my work better.”
Travelers booking hotels online should trust instinct more than algorithms
Washington [US], March 2 (ANI): A recent study suggested that travelers looking to book a hotel should trust their gut instinct when it comes to online reviews, rather than relying on computer algorithms to weed out the fake ones.
Research, led by the University of York in collaboration with Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, shows the challenges of online ‘fake’ reviews for both users and computer algorithms. It suggests that a greater awareness of the linguistic characteristics of ‘fake’ reviews can allow online users to spot the ‘real’ from the ‘fake’ for themselves.
Dr Snehasish Banerjee, Lecturer in Marketing from the University of York’s Management School, said: “Reading and writing online reviews of hotels, restaurants, venues and so on, is a popular activity for online users, but alongside this, ‘fake’ reviews have also increased.
“Companies can now use computer algorithms to distinguish the ‘fake’ from the ‘real’ with a good level of accuracy, but the extent to which company websites use these algorithms is unclear and so some ‘fake’ reviews slip through the net.
“We wanted to understand whether the human analysis was capable of filling this gap and whether more could be done to educate online users on how to approach these reviews.”
The researchers tasked 380 people to respond to questions about three hotel reviews – some authentic, others fake – based on their perception of the reviews. The users could rely on the same cues that computer algorithms use to discern ‘fake’ reviews, which includes the number of superlatives in the review, the level of details if it was easy to read, and appeared noncommittal.
For those who already skeptical of online reviews, this was a relatively straightforward task, but most could not identify factors such as ‘easy to read’ and ‘non-committal’ like a computer algorithm could. In the absence of this skill, the participants relied on ‘gut instinct’.
Dr Banerjee said: “The outcomes were surprisingly effective. We often assume that the human brain is no match for a computer, but in actual fact, there are certain things we can do to train the mind in approaching some aspects of life differently.
“Following this study, we are recommending that people need to curb their instincts on truth and deception bias – the tendency to either approach online content with the assumption that it is all true or all fake respectively – as neither method works in the online environment.
“Online users often fail to detect fake reviews because they do not proactively look for deception cues. There is a need to change this default review reading habit, and if the reading habit is practiced long enough, they will eventually be able to rely on their gut instinct for fake review detection.”
The research also reminds businesses that ethical standards should be upheld to ensure that genuine experiences of their services are reflected online. (ANI)
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