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NEW DELHI: Actress Shamita Shetty claims that right from the beginning of her career she was never into quantity when it came to signing films.

It took her 13 years since Cash in 2007 to return with an acting role to the Hindi screen in the web series Black Widows last year. She now has Sushrut Jain’s The Tenant lined up.

“Right from the beginning quantity was really not something that I was attracted to and if I was, maybe staying relevant would have been an important factor for me. So, I don’t think I have really focussed on that,” Shamita told IANS. “Unfortunately, you are in an industry that says out of sight is out of mind, and I think that happened with me so many times,” she added.

“Initially, maybe it affected me but now I really don’t care because there is always something or the other I am doing, and as long as I am happy as a person I think that is the most important thing for me. I am utilising my time that is helping me learn something as an individual and a human being and helping me grow as a person. I am fine with it,” she declared.

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Rani Mukerji says women hold power to change their representation in movies

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New Delhi [India], March 8 (ANI): On the occasion of International Women’s Day, Bollywood star Rani Mukerji spoke her mind about how women should ensure to support more women in every department of film-making in the evidently male-driven Indian film industry.
The 42-year-old actor, who has presented audiences with some of the most loved women protagonists on screen, through her performances in films like ‘Black’, ‘Hichki’, ‘Mardaani’, ‘No One Killed Jessica’, among many others, spoke about why women need to empower each other more in cinema.
She said, “In my journey in the Hindi film industry, I have realised that the power is with the women to change the perception about how women are represented in every aspect of film-making. We have to support each other, root for each other and empower each other so that the road is smoother for others who want to make a name for themselves in the male-driven industry. We have to celebrate each other and our successes collectively to ensure that we are all heard all the more.”
Rani, who considers herself fortunate for being able to portray the most fantastic female characters on screen, added, “As an artiste, I have been fortunate enough to play some really fantastic self-reliant women on screen and live their inspiring stories closely. Like me, many actresses over generations have tried to change the conversation about how women are portrayed on screen. I’m blessed that through my films I was given an opportunity to change the conversation of female representation in India.”
Rani, whose previous films ‘Hichki’ and ‘Mardaani’ were runaway hits, also spoke about wanting to find more similar scripts, “I have throughout my career made conscious decisions to portray strong women characters on screen who led by example for society. I have chosen to play women characters who can command respect, because of their uninhibited life choices. Going forward too, I will be inclined to pick projects that have a powerful story to tell through the eyes of a bold, upright woman who doesn’t fear voicing her opinions and is confident about being herself.”
The actor will be next seen in ‘Bunty Aur Babli 2’, co-starring Saif Ali Khan and Siddhant Chaturvedi. The cast also includes debutante Sharvari. ‘Bunty Aur Babli 2’ is a sequel to the 2005 hit film ‘Bunty Aur Babli’, starring Rani alongside Abhishek Bachchan and Amitabh Bachchan. (ANI)

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Critics Choice Awards 2021: ‘Nomadland’ wins big, here’s full list of winners

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Washington [US], March 8 (ANI): The winners of the 26th annual Critics Choice Awards have been announced!
The award ceremony, which honours excellence across film and TV, aired on The CW on Sunday and was hosted by Taye Diggs for the third year in a row. ‘Nomadland’ and ‘The Crown’ took home numerous accolades, reported Deadline.
‘Nomadland’ won the biggest prize taking home the Best Picture award while filmmaker Chloe Zhao bagged trophies for Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay. Netflix’s popular series ‘The Crown’ continued its winning streak as Gillian Anderson won for Best Supporting Actress for Drama for her turn as Margaret Thatcher. Meanwhile, Josh O’Connor and Emma Corrin won for Best Actor and Actress in a Drama Series, respectively.
In addition to Zendaya being honoured with the SeeHer award, Daniel Kaluuya added more momentum to his awards season run as he won for Best Supporting Actor in ‘Judas and the Black Messiah’.
Michael K. Williams from ‘Lovecraft Country’ and Uzo Aduba from ‘Mrs. America’ took home trophies for their supporting roles in a limited series or movie made for television.
Chadwick Boseman posthumously won for his role in ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’ and his wife Taylor Simone Ledward delivered an emotional acceptance speech.
On the TV side, ‘Schitt’s Creek’ continued to win with acting awards for Dan Levy and Catherine O’Hara. Check out the complete list of winners:
Film:
Best Picture
‘Da 5 Bloods’
‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’
‘Mank’
‘Minari’
‘News of the World’
‘Nomadland’ — Winner
‘One Night in Miami’
‘Promising Young Woman’
‘Sound of Metal’
‘The Trial of the Chicago 7’
Best Director
Lee Isaac Chung, ‘Minari’
Emerald Fennell, ‘Promising Young Woman’
David Fincher, ‘Mank’
Spike Lee, ‘Da 5 Bloods’
Regina King, ‘One Night in Miami’
Aaron Sorkin, ‘The Trial of the Chicago 7’
Chloe Zhao, ‘Nomadland’ — Winner
Best Actor
Ben Affleck, ‘The Way Back’
Riz Ahmed, ‘Sound of Metal’
Chadwick Boseman, ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’ — Winner
Tom Hanks, ‘News of the World’
Anthony Hopkins, ‘The Father’
Delroy Lindo, ‘Da 5 Bloods’
Gary Oldman, ‘Mank’
Steven Yeun, ‘Minari’
Best Actress
Viola Davis, ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’
Andra Day, ‘The United States vs. Billie Holiday’
Sidney Flanigan, ‘Never Rarely Sometimes Always’
Vanessa Kirby, ‘Pieces of a Woman’
Frances McDormand, ‘Nomadland’
Carey Mulligan, ‘Promising Young Woman’ — Winner
Zendaya, ‘Malcolm & Marie’
Best Supporting Actor
Chadwick Boseman, ‘Da 5 Bloods’
Sacha Baron Cohen, ‘The Trial of the Chicago 7’
Daniel Kaluuya, ‘Judas and the Black Messiah’ — Winner
Bill Murray, ‘On the Rocks’
Leslie Odom Jr., ‘One Night in Miami’
Paul Raci, ‘Sound of Metal’
Best Supporting Actress
Maria Bakalova, ‘Borat Subsequent Moviefilm’ — Winner
Ellen Burstyn, ‘Pieces of a Woman’
Glenn Close, ‘Hillbilly Elegy’
Olivia Colman, ‘The Father’
Amanda Seyfried, ‘Mank’
Yuh-Jung Youn, ‘Minari’
Best Young Actor/Actress
Ryder Allen, ‘Palmer’
Ibrahima Gueye, ‘The Life Ahead’
Alan Kim, ‘Minari’ — Winner
Talia Ryder, ‘Never Rarely Sometimes Always’
Caoilinn Springall, ‘The Midnight Sky’
Helena Zengel, ‘News of the World’
Best Acting Ensemble
‘Da 5 Bloods’
‘Judas and the Black Messiah’
‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’
‘Minari’
‘One Night in Miami’
‘The Trial of the Chicago 7’ — Winner
Best Original Screenplay
‘Mank’
‘Minari’
‘Never Rarely Sometimes Always’
‘Promising Young Woman’ — Winner
‘Sound of Metal’
‘The Trial of the Chicago 7’
Best Adapted Screenplay
‘The Father’
‘First Cow’
‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’
‘News of the World’
‘Nomadland’ — Winner
‘One Night in Miami’
Best Production Design
‘Emma’
‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’
‘Mank’ — Winner
‘News of the World’
‘The Personal History of David Copperfield’
‘Tenet’
Best Cinematography
‘Da 5 Bloods’
‘First Cow’
‘Mank’
‘Minari’
‘News of the World’
‘Nomadland’ — Winner
‘Tenet’
Best Costume Design
‘Emma’
‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’ — Winner
‘Mank’
‘Mulan’
‘The Personal History of David Copperfield’
‘Promising Young Woman’
Best Editing
‘The Father’
‘Mank’
‘Nomadland’
‘Sound of Metal’ — Winner (Tie)
‘Tenet’
‘The Trial of the Chicago 7’ — Winner (Tie)
Best Hair and Makeup
‘Emma’
‘Hillbilly Elegy’
‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’ — Winner
‘Mank’
‘Promising Young Woman’
‘The United States vs. Billie Holiday’
Best Visual Effects
‘Greyhound’
‘The Invisible Man’
‘Mank’
‘The Midnight Sky’
‘Mulan’
‘Tenet’ — Winner
‘Wonder Woman 1984’
Best Score
‘The Midnight Sky’
‘Mank’
‘Minari’
‘News of the World’
‘Soul’ — Winner
‘Tenet’
Best Song
‘Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga’ — ‘Husavik (My Home Town)’
‘The Life Ahead’ – ‘Io Si (Seen)’
‘Judas and the Black Messiah’ — ‘Fight for You’
‘One Night in Miami’ — ‘Speak Now’ — Winner
‘The Outpost’ — ‘Everybody Cries’
‘The United States vs. Billie Holiday’ — ‘Tigress & Tweed’
Best Foreign Language Film
‘Another Round’
‘Collective’
‘La Llorona’
‘The Life Ahead’
‘Minari’ — Winner
‘Two Of Us’
Best Comedy
‘Borat Subsequent Moviefilm’
‘The Forty-Year-Old Version’
‘The King of Staten Island’
‘On the Rocks’
‘Palm Springs’ — Winner
‘The Prom’
TELEVISION:
Best Drama Series
‘Better Call Saul’
‘The Crown’ — Winner
‘The Good Fight’
‘Lovecraft Country’
‘The Mandalorian’
‘Ozark’
‘Perry Mason’
‘This Is Us’
Best Actor in a Drama Series
Jason Bateman — ‘Ozark’
Sterling K. Brown — ‘This Is Us’
Jonathan Majors — ‘Lovecraft Country’
Josh O’Connor — ‘The Crown’ — Winner
Bob Odenkirk — ‘Better Call Saul’
Matthew Rhys — ‘Perry Mason’
Best Actress in a Drama Series
Christine Baranski — ‘The Good Fight’
Olivia Colman — ‘The Crown’
Emma Corrin — ‘The Crown’ — Winner
Claire Danes — ‘Homeland’
Laura Linney — ‘Ozark’
Jurnee Smollett — ‘Lovecraft Country’
Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Jonathan Banks — ‘Better Call Saul’
Justin Hartley — ‘This Is Us’
John Lithgow — ‘Perry Mason’
Tobias Menzies — ‘The Crown’
Tom Pelphrey — ‘Ozark’
Michael K. Williams — ‘Lovecraft Country’ (HBO) — Winner
Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Gillian Anderson — ‘The Crown’ — Winner
Cynthia Erivo — ‘The Outsider’
Julia Garner — ‘Ozark’
Janet McTeer — ‘Ozark’
Wunmi Mosaku — ‘Lovecraft Country’
Rhea Seehorn — ‘Better Call Saul’
Best Comedy Series
‘Better Things’
‘The Flight Attendant’
‘Mom’
‘Pen15’
‘Ramy’
‘Schitt’s Creek’
‘Ted Lasso’ — Winner
‘What We Do in the Shadows’
Best Actor in a Comedy Series
Hank Azaria — ‘Brockmire’
Matt Berry — ‘What We Do in the Shadows’
Nicholas Hoult — ‘The Great’
Eugene Levy — ‘Schitt’s Creek’
Jason Sudeikis — ‘Ted Lasso’ — Winner
Ramy Youssef — ‘Ramy’
Best Actress in a Comedy Series
Pamela Adlon — ‘Better Things’
Christina Applegate — ‘Dead to Me’
Kaley Cuoco — ‘The Flight Attendant’
Natasia Demetriou — ‘What We Do in the Shadows’
Catherine O’Hara — ‘Schitt’s Creek’ — Winner
Issa Rae — ‘Insecure’
Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
William Fichtner — ‘Mom’
Harvey Guillen — ‘What We Do in the Shadows’
Daniel Levy — ‘Schitt’s Creek’ — Winner
Alex Newell — ‘Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist’
Mark Proksch — ‘What We Do in the Shadows’
Andrew Rannells — ‘Black Monday’
Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Lecy Goranson — ‘The Conners’
Rita Moreno — ‘One Day at a Time’
Annie Murphy — ‘Schitt’s Creek’
Ashley Park — ‘Emily in Paris’
Jaime Pressly — ‘Mom’
Hannah Waddingham — ‘Ted Lasso’ — Winner
Best Limited Series
‘I May Destroy You’
‘Mrs. America’
‘Normal People’
‘The Plot Against America’
‘The Queen’s Gambit’ — Winner
‘Small Axe’
‘The Undoing’
‘Unorthodox’
TV Movie
‘Bad Education’
‘Between the World and Me’
‘The Clark Sisters: First Ladies of Gospel’
‘Hamilton’ — Winner
‘Sylvie’s Love’
‘What the Constitution Means to Me’
Best Actor in a Limited Series or TV Movie
John Boyega — ‘Small Axe’ — Winner
Hugh Grant — ‘The Undoing’
Paul Mescal — ‘Normal People’
Chris Rock — ‘Fargo’
Mark Ruffalo — ‘I Know This Much is True’
Morgan Spector — ‘The Plot Against America’
Best Actress in a Limited Series or TV Movie
Cate Blanchett — ‘Mrs. America’
Michaela Coel — ‘I May Destroy You’
Daisy Edgar-Jones — ‘Normal People’
Shira Haas — ‘Unorthodox’
Anya Taylor-Joy — ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ — Winner
Tessa Thompson — ‘Sylvie’s Love’
Best Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or TV Movie
Daveed Diggs — ‘The Good Lord Bird’
Joshua Caleb Johnson — ‘The Good Lord Bird’
Dylan McDermott — ‘Hollywood’
Donald Sutherland — ‘The Undoing’ — Winner
Glynn Turman — ‘Fargo’
John Turturro — ‘The Plot Against America’
Best Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or TV Movie
Uzo Aduba — ‘Mrs. America’ — Winner
Betsy Brandt — ‘Soulmates’
Marielle Heller — ‘The Queen’s Gambit’
Margo Martindale — ‘Mrs. America’
Winona Ryder — ‘The Plot Against America’
Tracey Ullman — ‘Mrs. America’
Best Talk Show
‘Desus & Mero’
‘Full Frontal with Samantha Bee’
‘The Kelly Clarkson Show’
‘Late Night with Seth Meyers’ — Winner
‘The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’
‘Red Table Talk’
Best Comedy Special
‘Fortune Feimster: Sweet & Salty’
‘Hannah Gadsby: Douglas’
‘Jerry Seinfeld: 23 Hours to Kill’ — Winner (Tie)
‘Marc Maron: End Times Fun’
‘Michelle Buteau: Welcome to Buteaupia’ — Winner (Tie)
‘Patton Oswalt: I Love Everything’
Best Short Form Series
‘The Andy Cohen Diaries’
‘Better Call Saul: Ethics Training with Kim Wexler’ — Winner
‘Mapleworth Murders’
‘Nikki Fre$h’
‘Reno 911!’
‘Tooning Out the News’
Netflix led the pack of studios with 14 wins, followed by Amazon Studios and Searchlight Pictures with four and Apple TV+ with three. (ANI)

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Anushka Sharma opens up about her contribution in changing portrayal of women on screen

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New Delhi [India], March 8 (ANI): Bollywood actor Anushka Sharma on the occasion of International Women’s Day on Monday, spoke about how she took a conscious decision to change the portrayal of women on screen as an artist and a producer.
The 32-year-old actor, through her characters in films like ‘Sultan’, ‘Band Baaja Baaraat’, ‘NH10’, ‘Sui Dhaaga’, among many others, has portrayed that women can be confident, self-reliant, ambitious, and free-spirited to take their own life decisions. Through her production ventures also, Anushka has presented audiences with women who lived their lives on their own terms.
Speaking about the power of cinema, Anushka said, “Our films have the power to impact change and if done correctly, films can also condition people to make them determine between what is right and what is wrong. By being clear about how we will portray women in cinema, we can alter the mindset of people towards how they perceive women and shatter age-old, regressive beliefs, customs, and traditions.”
She then talked about how she consciously decided to change the portrayal of women and said, “I think I have been conscious enough to select roles and films that I felt could contribute towards changing the portrayal of women on screen. It took a lot of self-belief for me to do this as an actor and then as a producer because I was somehow swimming against the tide and challenging the notion of how women were so far portrayed on screen.”
This decision liberated Anushka as a performer and a producer, as she decided to focus on changing the mindset of audiences towards how they see women on screen.
The actor said, “It was liberating for me to stand up and do this for myself. I was done seeing myself as an accessory and I vowed that as a producer I will also not allow any woman to be portrayed regressively. So, my film choices and then my productions are a testimony to the fact that I’m committed towards sparking a conversation in society about equality, self-respect, and empowerment.”
Meanwhile, Anushka, who was last seen in the 2018 movie ‘Zero’, co-starring actors Shah Rukh Khan and Katrina Kaif, has recently produced two acclaimed projects – Amazon Prime Video web series ‘Pataal Lok’ and Netflix movie ‘Bulbul’. (ANI)

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Virat Kohli shares endearing picture of Anushka Sharma with their daughter Vamika

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New Delhi [India], March 8 (ANI): India skipper Virat Kohli on Monday dedicated a heartfelt post to his wife Anushka Sharma and their newborn daughter, on the occasion of International Women’s Day.
The ace cricketer took to his Instagram handle and posted an adorable photo of Anushka and their daughter Vamika, along with a sweet note for the woman in his life that read, “Seeing the birth of a child is the most spine chilling, unbelievable and amazing experience a human being can have. After witnessing that, you understand the true strength and divinity of women and why God created life inside them. It’s because they are way stronger than us men.”
Celebrating the occasion of International Women’s Day, he added, “Happy Women’s Day to the most fiercely, compassionate and strong woman of my life and to the one who’s going to grow up to be like her mother. And also a Happy Women’s Day to all the amazing women of the world.”
In the photo, Anushka can be seen cradling the baby with a glowing smile on her face. However, Vamika’s face is hidden in the frame, but it is a cute and heartwarming sight, nonetheless.

Anushka and Virat had welcomed their daughter at Mumbai’s Breach Candy hospital on January 11. Last year in August, the couple had announced that they were expecting their first child in January 2021.
The duo got married in a fairytale wedding which was only attended by the couple’s family and friends on December 11 in 2017. Post their nuptials in Italy, the couple hosted grand receptions in Delhi and Mumbai.
The couple had reportedly first met on the sets of a commercial and dated for four years before getting hitched.
Meanwhile, on the work front, Anushka, who was last seen in the 2018 movie ‘Zero’, co-starring actors Shah Rukh Khan and Katrina Kaif, has produced two acclaimed projects – Amazon Prime Video web series ‘Pataal Lok’ and Netflix movie ‘Bulbul’. (ANI)

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International Women’s Day 2021: Bollywood’s leading ladies celebrate womanhood

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New Delhi [India], March 8 (ANI): On the occasion of International Women’s Day, several leading ladies from Bollywood celebrated the spirit of womanhood by sharing celebratory and powerful messages with fans.
Commemorating the day, Kareena Kapoor Khan, who recently gave birth to her second child, took to her Instagram handle and shared a glimpse of her newborn, along with a motivational note. She wrote, “There’s nothing women can’t do. Happy Women’s Day my loves. #InternationalWomensDay.”

The ‘Queen’ of Bollywood, Kangana Ranaut paid respect to the women in her life by tweeting photos of them, along with the message, “Every day is Women’s Day…. sharing some of my favourite moments with my favourite women and wishing everyone a happy women’s day,” followed by a heart emoji.

Bollywood’s ‘Dhakk Dhakk’ girl Madhuri Dixit also expressed her gratitude to the women who inspired her in life by tweeting photos of them and a special message that read, “My humble gratitude to all the women who have been a part of my journey & who continue to inspire me Red heartFolded hands Happy Women’s Day. Which strong woman avatar from my films do you like the most?”

Veteran Bollywood actor and BJP MP Kirron Kher paid homage to the women serving our nation in the armed forces by tweeting, “The headcount of women in the military has increased almost three-fold over the last six years with more avenues being opened for them at a steady pace. There are 9,118 women currently serving the army, navy and air force. #Narishakti,” along with photos of the women in uniform.

Actor, Taapsee Pannu also tweeted a celebratory message for the occasion which read, “On this women’s day #ChooseToChallenge #IWD2021 with @M_Raj03 and yours truly! #BeatTheBoundaries #ShabaashMithu #ShabaashYou #GenerationEquality #InternationalWomensDay.”

Each year on March 8, International Women’s Day is observed in order to celebrate the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. The day commemorates women, who despite various challenges posed by society have proven their mettle in every sphere across the world. (ANI)

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Kareena Kapoor shares first picture with newborn son on International Women’s Day

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New Delhi [India], March 8 (ANI): Bollywood actor Kareena Kapoor Khan shared the first photo of her and husband Saif Ali Khan’s newborn baby on the occasion of International Women’s Day.
In what could be called a treat to her fans, the actor dropped a monochrome photo of herself with her toddler resting on her shoulder on Instagram. Along with the first glimpse of her little munchkin, she also shared a powerful caption to celebrate the spirit of womanhood on the special day.
The photo features the baby all bundled up and resting on Kareena’s shoulder while she clicks a selfie. She captioned the post, “There’s nothing women can’t do. Happy Women’s Day my loves.”

Kareena and Saif welcomed their second child, a baby boy on February 21 this year. The couple is already proud parents to a 4-year-old son, Taimur.
Kareena delivered the baby at Breach Candy Hospital in Mumbai. Extending thanks to their well-wishers, Saif in a statement at that time, said, “We have been blessed with a baby boy. Mom and baby are safe and healthy. Thank you to our well-wishers for their love and support.”
The much-in-love couple has been tight-lipped about the baby and has stayed away from sharing a glimpse or revealing the name till now. However, they are often visited by their friends and family, including Kareena’s parents Babita and Randhir Kapoor, sister Karisma Kapoor and Saif’s family.
Kareena had returned to Instagram days after giving birth to her second child. The actor shared a picture of herself on the photo-sharing application with a caption that read, “Oh hello there… Missed you all.”
Kareena and Saif dated for a few years before tying the knot in October 2012. The couple welcomed their first child Taimur Ali Khan four years later on December 20, 2016.
Meanwhile, on the work front, Kareena will be next seen in ‘Laal Singh Chaddha’, co-starring Aamir Khan. (ANI)

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