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Cannes 2023: Nandita Das shares throwback pictures of the red carpet, says the festival is about films not fashion

Sharing a string of pictures, Das wrote how much she missed being at the prestigious film festival this year.

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Noted filmmaker Nandita Das on Sunday shared her throwback pictures of the Cannes Film Festival on Instagram. Sharing a string of pictures, Das wrote how much she missed being at the prestigious film festival this year. For those unversed, the filmmaker had attended the festival in French Riveria multiple times.

Along with the pictures, Das shared a long note and shared her disappointment with celebrities and their fans for making Cannes all about fashion when it’s about films. She wrote sometimes people seem to forget that it is a festival of films not of clothes. She further wrote her pictures are the only ones in sarees as there is a fair amount of discussion about the celebrities who opted to drape sarees at Cannes.

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Apart from Nandita Das, filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri also slammed celebrities at Cannes for making it about fashion and not films. On Monday, Agnihotri shared a picture of a newspaper showing celebrities with the headline Celebs up their glam game at Cannes. He called it the death of the Cannes Film Festival and said most of them in the image are not even actors or have any film showing at Cannes.

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Earlier, he shared a picture of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan at Cannes and started a debate on costume slaves. He wrote they are mostly girls that we see in India too with almost every woman celebrity.

At the 76th Cannes Film Festival, several Indian celebrities and influencers walked the red carpet. The Cannes veteran, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan made heads turn in her hooded gown studded with aluminium.

Other celebrities who stunned their fans are Mrunal Thakur, Diana Penty, Dolly Singh, Urvashi Rautela, Sapna Choudhary, Sara Ali Khan, Esha Gupta, Vijay Varma, and others.

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Amitabh Bachchan to receive Lata Deenanath Mangeshkar award, AR Rahman, Randeep Hooda to be honored

Amitabh Bachchan is set to be awarded the Lata Deenanath Mangeshkar Puraskar, while AR Rahman and Randeep Hooda will also receive honors

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Amitabh Bachchan, with multiple awards to his name, is a household name in the Indian cinema industry. He has been invited to receive the Lata Deenanath Mangeshkar Puruskar soon, which would add another feather to his cap.

Every year, this prestigious award is given to a person who has made a significant contribution to the country, its citizens, and society. AR Rahman and Randeep Hooda are also named along with him to accept the award.

The Mangeshkar family announced in a press release that Amitabh Bachchan would get the esteemed Lata Deenanath Mangeshkar Award. This award honours those who have had a significant influence on society and was established in memory of Lata Mangeshkar, who passed away in 2022.

On April 24, the day they pay tribute to their late father, theater and music icon Deenanath Mangeshkar, 81-year-old Bachchan will get the award.

The award was previously given to Asha Bhosle, the sister of Lata Mangeshkar, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2023. The press announcement also revealed that A R Rahman, for his outstanding contributions to Indian music, will be awarded the Master Deenanath Mangeshkar Puraskar. In addition, Randeep Hooda will receive the Vishesh Puraskar in recognition of his outstanding contributions to film.

The award for exceptional social work will also be awarded to the non-profit organization, the Deepstambh Foundation Manobal. Furthermore, the drama Galib, which is produced by Malhar and Vajreshwari under the Ashtavinayak Prakashit banner, is going to be awarded the title of finest drama of the year.

The Master Deenanath Mangeshkar Puraskar (Vagvilasini Puraskar) will be given to Marathi author Manjiri Phadke in recognition of her outstanding contributions to literature. In addition, Ashok Saraf and Padmini Kolhapure will be awarded the Master Deenanath Mangeshkar Puraskar for their outstanding contributions to the film industry.

Other awardees include Atul Parchure for his commitment to theater and drama, Bhau Torsekar for his editing services, and Roopkumar Rathod for his exceptional contributions to music. According to the press release, Asha Bhosle will give the awards to the meritorious honorees, while Hridaynath Mangeshkar will preside over the event.

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Vikrant Massey’s 12th Fail to release in over 20,000 screens in China

Vidhu Vinod Chopra-helmed 12th Fail is all set to release in China soon

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Vikrant Massey starrer 12th is scheduled to realse in China. Vikrant and Medha Shankr, who played the main lead in the film, are excited and looking forward to it.

During a recent interview, Vikrant said, it is too early to say that if he is going to China or not for film’s promotion. However, he said he is really excited that something like this has happened after a long time, but it is too early to talk about that.

Aamir Khan had earlier visited China to promote his movie Dangal and 3 Idiots, which was likewise quite successful film across the country.

Additionally, Vikrant said that the makers of 12th Fail had been preparing for its distribution in China for some time. He also said that the film will be released in China in more than 20,000 screens.

He said, after several months of development, the news has finally surfaced, and everyone is aware that the film will be released in China. In China, there is a great appetite for Hindi or Indian films. Over 20,000 screens are available for 12th Fail. The quantity of screens is a result of China’s strong entertainment industry, he said.

Meanwhile, last week, 12th Fail also accomplished an incredible feat. It is the first film in 23 years to have shown in theaters for a full 25 weeks. In the Indian film industry, this landmark is referred to as a silver jubilee and denotes remarkable public response and ongoing popularity.

In order to show his appreciation, Massey posted a unique poster on social media that marked the event. He captioned the images, first film in 23 years to achieve this milestone. He also added that they are grateful to the audiences for realizing their dream.

The film is based on the same-titled book published in 2019 that tells the story of IPS officer Manoj Kumar Sharma’s early years and hardships.

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Amul pays tribute to Diljit Dosanjh, Parineeti Chopra starrer Amar Singh Chamkila

The film, Amar Singh Chamkila, which was released on Netflix recevied a shout out from Amul India

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The film Amar Singh Chamkila, starring Diljit Dosanjh and Parineeti Chopra, is undoubtedly the talk of the town right now. Ever since its recent Netflix release, the musical drama film has been in everyone’s eye. Audiences have been giving the film a lot of praise, and the actors are getting compliments everywhere they go. Now, popular dairy company Amul India has also made a significant mention of the movie, which has increased the buzz.

Renowned dairy brand Amul India recently posted a doodle image to Instagram that featured Parineeti Chopra and Diljit Dosanjh as the characters they played in the film Amar Singh Chamkila. The image showcased the duo performing live, holding up butter-topped bread slices and crooning into the mic. The text on the doodle image reads, Ek Chamach Khila, Amul Punjab Da Buttar.

Sharing the image on Instagram, Amul Topical captioned the image saying, Diljit Dosanjh makes waves in the Imtiaz Ali, AR Rahman hit musical drama, Amar Singh Chamkila!

As soon as Amusl shared the image on its official Instagram page, Parineeti Chopra’s brother Sahaj Chopra and fans began to praise the dairy brand’s creativity. In the comment section, Sahaj Chopra dropped smiling and fire emojis. However, a user said it was super creative for super film. Another said both the movie and the doodle are amazing. Others also gave a shout-out to the image.

Parineeti Chopra reshared the post on her Instagram story and added a kissing emoji as the caption. Meanwhile, fans have praised Parineeti for her performance in the film. The actor has played the role of Amar Singh Chamkila’s wife, Amarjot Kaur.

The life of popular Punjabi artist Amar Singh Chamkila is illuminated in the film Amar Singh Chamkila. Known for his 1980s live electric performances and music that broke records, Chamkila is regarded by the music industry as the original superstar of Punjabi pop culture. He was once referred to as the Elvis of Punjab by Amit Trivedi, and some people saw the late singer as an influence in the music industry.

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