Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], February 23 (ANI): Actor and producer Jackky Bhagnani on Tuesday announced ‘Suryaputra Mahavir Karna”, a film based on the mythological character from Mahabharata.
Calling it his “dream project”, Jackky took to his official Instagram account and shared an intriguing trailer of his forthcoming project.
In the caption he wrote, “Growing up, I have always been intrigued by an unsung warrior from the Mahabharata – #Karna. His journey highlighted how one should continue to believe in spirituality, generosity, humility, dignity, self-respect, and being respectful towards his loved ones at any given situation in life.”
“Extremely grateful, excited and proud to present to you, my dream project #SuryaputraMahavirKarna. Releasing in #Hindi #Tamil #Telugu #Kannada #Malayalam #VashuBhagnani @deepshikhadeshmukh @grsvimal @kumarvishwas @pooja_ent,” he further added in the caption.
The film will highlight the events of the epic tale from Suryaputra Mahavir Karna’s point of view and will unleash the battles of the 21st century upon the big screen in Indian cinema.
Reportedly, the makers Jackky Bhagnani, Vashu Bhagnani, and Deepshikha Deshmukh have roped in poet Dr Kumar Vishwas to pen the dialogues, lyrics and additional screenplay of the film.
‘Suryaputra Mahavir Karna’ will be a multilingual project to be presented in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, and Malayalam. It will be written and helmed by R S Vimal under the Pooja Entertainment banner that has presented movies like, ‘Coolie No. 1’, ‘Bell Bottom’, ‘Sarbjit’, and many more.
However, the cast and other details are still under the wraps.
Meanwhile, on the work front, Jackky has a lineup of much-anticipated projects like Akshay Kumar’s ‘Bell Bottom’ and Tiger Shroff’s ‘Ganapath’ in the pipeline. (ANI)
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THE TRAILER OF RANA DAGGUBATI’S ‘HAATHI MERE SAATHI’ IS OUT
NEW DELHI: The much-awaited Hindi trailer of the adventure film ‘Haathi Mere Saathi’ was unveiled by Eros International via a virtual conference on Thursday.
On the occasion of World Wildlife Day, on 3 March, the makers revealed the much anticipated Tamil and Telugu trailers of the trilingual film titled, ‘Kaadan’ and ‘Aranya’ in Chennai and Hyderabad respectively, in the presence of Rana Daggubati, Prabu Solomon, Vishnu Vishal, Shriya Pilgaonkar, and Zoya Hussain. Now the team has released the trailer of its Hindi version titled ‘Haathi Mere Saathi’ over a virtual press conference.
The trailer of ‘Kaadan’ and ‘Aranya’ has left the viewers spellbound with its scale and the performances. It gives a glimpse of the intriguing narrative that awaits us on 26 March. Rana will be seen as the protagonist in a completely different avatar in all three versions along with Pulkit Samrat in ‘Haathi Mere Saathi’ (Hindi) and Vishnu Vishal in ‘Kaadan’ (Tamil) and ‘Aranya’ (Telugu). The film also stars talented actresses – Shriya Pilgaonkar and Zoya Hussain in lead roles. The endearing tale between a man and the elephants is a story inspired by multiple events. A unique concept which is unexplored in Indian cinema before. It traces the narrative of the protagonist (Rana), who spends most of his life in the jungle, dedicated to protecting the ecosystem.
Post the massive success of the magnum opus ‘Baahubali’ franchise, and ‘The Ghazi Attack’, this will be a hat-trick for Rana in a trilingual. No doubt, it has left the fans excited for the film to hit the silver screens. The film is directed by National Award-winning director Prabu, who is an expert on films around wildlife.
Monthly Recommendations by JAIVEER MISRA
Time really does fly. We are already in March 2021! And now we hopefully see the light at the end of the tunnel with regards to the pandemic. To reflect, while the year gone by has brought with it unprecedented challenges that have tested the human spirit, artists across the globe have been at work, creating, and uplifting humanity by bringing the joy of music into homes through online platforms. And it’s not just artists in the conventional sense, we have witnessed people singing to one another on their balconies, mothers soothing their young with lullaby’s and farmers humming their traditional folk songs while ploughing the fields. It is not surprising then that song releases through 2020 reflected personal journeys and connected with audiences like never before.
This trend continues and my favourite pick from the charts is “Better Together” by Luke Combs. With just a piano to support the vocals, this offering surpasses obvious cliches. Along with songwriters Dan Isbell and Randy Montana, the song speaks to who Combs really is and who his fans are. Other recommendations on The Hot 100 Billboard Charts currently include “Mood” by 24Goldn featuring Iann Dior, “Blinding Lights” by The Weeknd, and “Therefore I am” by Billie Ellish. For those who want to listen to some really qualitative Jazz, I would strongly recommend “Lullaby of the Leaves”. Composed by Bernice Petkere and lyricist Joe Young, “Lullaby of the Leaves” was featured in the 1932 Broadway revue Chamberlain Brown’s Scrap Book. Many recordings have followed since but Ella Fitzgerald brings a touch of magic to it like no other artist can. Also outstanding is “Jazz About Love” where Ella and Louis Armstrong weave their magic around the theme of friendship. While we are unable to enjoy musical theatre at the moment, there is nothing to stop us from revisiting and indeed listening to the all-time greats. My recommendations for this month include; “On The Street Where You Live” from ‘My Fair Lady’, “And I am Telling You I’m Not Going” from ‘Dreamgirls’, and “One Day More” from ‘Les Misérables’. My recommendations for tracks for those who enjoy a touch of Bollywood music include “Shayad” by Arijit Singh, “Taaron Ke Shehar” by Neha Kakkar, Jubin Nautiyal, Jaani, and “Nashe Si Chadh Gayi” also by Arijit Singh.
And last but not the least, if you’re in a mood for something quite different, my latest offering “Dreamwalking” can be found under J.A.I.V on Spotify and other popular streaming platforms. Till we meet next month…keep those feet tapping and your fingers snapping!
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MEET ALIA’S ‘MAGICAL BOYS’ FROM BRAHMASTRA
NEW DELHI: Acknowledging her “magical boys”, Alia Bhatt treated her fans with a delightful post from the sets of her upcoming film ‘Brahmastra’ on Thursday. The chirpy actress, who is busy as a beaver with an upcoming line of projects, never misses a chance to not take care of the demands of her fans, and her recent post proves the same.
Recently, Alia posted a video on her Instagram story asking her fans to suggest what to post next on her account to which fans demanded her to either share a picture from the sets of ‘Brahmastra’ or a picture with Ranbir Kapoor, her co-star in the movie.
Following this, the ‘Raazi’ actress took to her Instagram handle and shared two delightful pictures which fulfilled both the demands of her fans. The snaps were taken from the sets of ‘Brahmastra’ features her with Ranbir and film’s director Ayan Mukherji, whom she addressed as her “magical boys”.Taking it to the captions, she wrote, “It’s a blessing to be on this journey.. and these magical boys just make everything (along with fire and heart emojis ) P.S – this is just thebeginning.”
‘Nomadland’ to premier on Disney plus in UK
Washington [US], March 4 (ANI): As the cinemas in UK are still holding back to re-open, one of the most celebrated dramas, ‘Nomadland’ is setting up to roll on digital streamer giant, Disney plus for the audience.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Chloe Zhao’s ‘Nomadland’ will premiere on the new Star hub on Disney plus in the UK and Ireland on April 30, this year and can be made available to all the Disney plus subscribers at no additional charge. However, once the cinemas will re-open in the country, the film will be available for exhibitors to program.
‘Nomadland’, starring Frances McDormand recently bagged Golden Globes for Best Motion Picture (Drama) and Best Director, alongside both the Venice International Film Festival’s Golden Lion for Best Film and the Toronto International Film Festival’s People’s Choice Audience Award.
The film received four nominations, including Zhao for best screenplay, an actress in a drama for McDormand, and best picture drama. Zhao had adapted it from Jessica Bruder’s 2017 nonfiction book of the same name.
Zhao is only the second woman to win a Golden Globe for director. Barbra Streisand won in 1984 for ‘Yentl’. Zhao is also the first director of Asian descent to win a Globe since Ang Lee won for 2005’s ‘Brokeback Mountain’. Lee also won for 2000’s ‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon’.
‘Nomadland’ is a 2020 American drama film directed, written, and edited by Chloe Zhao. It stars Frances McDormand as a woman who leaves home to travel around the American West.
The film is based on the 2017 non-fiction book ‘Nomadland: Surviving America’ in the Twenty-First Century by Jessica Bruder. (ANI)
Missing ‘love of his life’ inspired Nick Jonas for new album ‘Spaceman’
Washington [US], March 4 (ANI): American singer Nick Jonas who is gearing up for releasing his new album ‘Spaceman’, on Wednesday (local time) revealed that ‘missing’ wife and global star Priyanka Chopra helped him to create the music of his new album.
According to People Magazine, the 28-year-old actor appeared on the famous Jimmy Fallon’s ‘The Tonight Show’, where he revealed that ‘missing’ wife Priyanka Chopra who was away filiming ‘The Matrix 4’ amid the COVID-19 pandemic helped him create his new single ‘Spaceman’ and an album of the same name.
“I sort of started writing this record back in July. My wife was over in Germany finishing up this little movie called The Matrix,” Jonas told host Jimmy Fallon.
“And I was like, ‘You know, I feel very disconnected from the world, first of all, and now my person.’ And I just dug in writing … within a couple of days I was like ‘Oh, this is a solo album.’ And a few days later I was like, ‘This is a kind of themed album,” he added.
The ‘Sucker’ star also continued to explain that his new single is based on the themes of isolation and being alone, reflecting upon the feeling that many people faced during the quarantine period around the globe.
The Voice coach said, “Giving this idea that we’ve all had this year now… but this year of being disconnected from reality, disconnected from the world, feeling like we’re on our own planet and obviously missing Chopra Jonas at that time as well.”
“And reconnecting with her and then the main theme from this album, more than anything, is just about hopefulness for the future and seeing a brighter day ahead,” he told.
People Magazine reported that during a recent conversation with Apple Music’s Zane Lowe, Nick disclosed that much of his new album is dedicated to his wife, Priyanka.
He told, “Most of the songs are pretty much just love letters, which when I can’t articulate the way I feel with my words with no music, I go to the studio, and I’m grateful to have that because it makes her happy, and that’s most important.”
‘Spaceman’ album consists of 11 new songs, including ‘This Is Heaven’, ‘Sexual’, and ‘Death Do Us Part’. Nick Jonas is ready to debut the full album on March 12, 2021. (ANI)
Gender assumptions have harmful impact on climate adaption and resilience
Washington [US], March 4 (ANI): The findings of a recent study suggests that outdated assumptions regarding gender continue to hinder effective and fair policymaking, along with the action for climate mitigation and adaptation.
Lead author of a new study, Dr Jacqueline Lau from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies at James Cook University (Coral CoE at JCU) and WorldFish, said gender–alongside other identities like race, class, and age–has a powerful influence on people’s experience of, and resilience to, climate change.
She said the four most common and interlinked assumptions found are: women are innately caring and connected to the environment; women are a homogenous and vulnerable group; gender equality is a women’s issue and; gender equality is a numbers game.
“Although there is a global mandate to work towards gender equality in climate change mitigation and adaptation, efforts are hindered by a set of assumptions about gender, long critiqued in development studies,” Dr Lau said.
The study draws on post-2014 gender and climate change literature, to give an overview of how the gender assumptions manifest across recent work in adaptation, mitigation, and broader climate change policy, practice, and research.
The review of the literature takes a closer look at how these assumptions narrowly diagnose the causes of gender inequality.
“As a result, we see too many strategies that have unintended–and even counterproductive–consequences,” said Dr Pip Cohen, from WorldFish.
“For instance, strategies that target women only may overburden them, cause a backlash, or obscure the vulnerabilities of other groups.”
The study offers lessons for a more informed pursuit of gender equality in climate change research, policy, and practice.
The authors said progressing gender equality means breaking down stereotypes and prejudices about gender–creating environments to enable all people to exercise their agency to cope, change and adapt.
Dr Lau said she was surprised to find so many examples of gender assumptions in climate change practice. She explained that a first step in disrupting these assumptions is to lay them bare and explain why development research has found them to be problematic.
“The social and cultural expectations about what it is to be a woman or a man in any given society will shape people’s wellbeing,” Dr Lau said.
She said alongside efforts to dismantle broader barriers to gender equality, better and more coordinated efforts are needed from practitioners and researchers to disrupt and counteract unhelpful assumptions.
“Pursuing gender equality in climate change policy and practice is critical, and decades of experience in development offer lessons for how to do it well,” Dr Lau said.
“Ultimately, we want to see equitable opportunities for all people to realize their full potential. Where no one is left behind.” (ANI)
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