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Ponniyin Selvan 1: Mani Ratnam breaks silence on Bollywood’s downfall, says pandemic can’t be an excuse for making bad films

Mani Ratnam’s Ponniyin Selvan Part 1 is scheduled to be have a worldwide theatrical release on 30 September 2022 in both standard and IMAX format.

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The man of few words, Indian director Mani Ratnam is all geared up for the release of his upcoming period drama Ponniyin Selvan Part 1. And during a recent media interaction, the director talked about everything, from the downfall of Bollywood to his movie, the director reiterated this facts.

Mani Ratnam had initiated this big project even before the Pandemic had hit India, but due to the lockdown, Ratnam had to wait for things to fall back into places. And while talking about the same, he said if a film is bad, it’s bad. One can’t use the pandemic as an excuse. Furthermore said that the pandemic had hit everyone. Hence, it’s not at all an argument to say one could have made a better film if not for the pandemic.

Ratnam believes that a director job is to deliver against all odds. And maybe Bollywood took it easy and blamed the pandemic and didn’t take any any of their mistakes into consideration. The Ponniyin Selvan director made a note worthy remark as ever since the theatres have been reopened, most of the Hindi films have failed at the box office.

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Reason being their story and poor direction. Film like Ek Villian, Heropanti 2, Liger should not have even been approved but such films were not only made but the actors had the confidence to even promote it.

However, filmmaker Mani Ratnam is confident that Ponniyin Selvan Part 1 will impress the Indian audience. The film marks the reunion of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Mani Ratnam after Guru in 2007. The duo earlier also collaborated for Raavan co-starring Abhishek Bachchan and Vikram. The first part of the film will go on the floor on September 30, 2022.

Mani Ratnam’s magnum opus is based on the struggles within the Chola empire. The film is set in the uproaring period before Ponniyin Selvan, the son of the Kaveri river, also known as Rajaraja Chola, who went on to become one of the greatest emperors in Indian history. The music of the film has been composed by the legendary AR Rahman and the choreography is by Ravi Varman.

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Karan Johar hails Anant Ambani’s Vantara initiative, here’s more about the project

Reliance Industries and Reliance Foundation announced the launch of Vantara on Monday.

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Karan Johar thanked Anant Ambani for his new initiative, Vantara, on his Instagram post today. KJo discussed the program and the Ambani family’s deep-rooted passion for animals in this post.

Taking to Instagram, the Kuch Kuch Hota Hai-director shared a video and said, with its foundation in a profound love for animals and wildlife in general, Anant Ambani’s Vantara effort only serves to confirm his faith in his compassion and commitment for the cause. Karan Johar also said Anant Ambani never dose anything half-hearted as he gave the world a more heart-ful space.

The Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahani director said Vantara is not only about saving and caring for animals; it also strives to give them the greatest possible rehabilitation. The Vantara initiative, recently introduced by Reliance Industries and Reliance Foundation, is dedicated to the rescue, medical attention, and rehabilitation of hurt, mistreated, and endangered animals, both domestically and overseas. The filmmaker extended his love and support to the entire Reliance group and also thanked them again for providing a safe space for wildlife.

What is Vantara Initiative?

On Monday, Reliance Industries and Reliance Foundation announced the launch of Vantara, a broad program designed to save, caring for, treat, and rehabilitate wounded abused, and threatened animals both domestically and worldwide.

The project is regarded as the largest animal rescue and rehabilitation center in the world. It was the idea of Anant Ambani,who is on the boards of Reliance Industries and Reliance Foundation.

Located across 3,000 acres, the animal refuge is situated in the Green Belt of Reliance’s Jamnagar Refinery Complex and features a jungle-like environment that mimics the natural, enriching, lush and verdant habitat for the rescued species to thrive in. It is said that more than 2,000 rescued animals have been transported to the facility from all around the world and the country.

Meanwhile, Anant Ambani soon-to-be wife Radhika Merchant is also involved in this initiative.

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Sidhu Moosewala’s mother pregnant, baby due in March, fans compare real life to Ayushmann Khurrana’s Badhaai Ho

Sidhu Moosewala was shot dead in Punjab’s Mansa, in May 22.

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The parents of the late Punjabi singer Sidhu Moosewala are expecting a second child. Sidhu’s mother, Charan Singh, underwent IVF treatment and was successful in conceiving a baby, the baby is due in March, according to family sources. The only child of the couple, Sidhu, was killed in May 2022.

It is said that Charan Singh is 58 years old, who is under medical care now, filed an affidavit in 2022 to serve as Sidhu’s replacement in the elections, she gave her age as 56. Sidhu was contesting from Mansa.

Meanwhile, as soon as this news came to light, netizens started to compare Moosewala’s mother to Ayushmann Khurrana’s film Badhaai Ho, in which Ayushmann Khurrana’s charter’s mother, played by Neena Gupta, also gets pregnant at a late age. Several memes surfaced online saying this is real-life Badhaai Ho.

In May 2022, Sidhu Moosewala was shot dead in Mansa, Punjab. He was reportedly shot by six gunmen while traveling in a jeep to Jawaharke village in Mansa, which is 10 kilometers from the singer’s hometown of Moosa, with his cousin and a friend.

The Punjab Police Special Investigation Team (SIT) is currently investigating his death conspiracy. The team has filed charges against 32 accused, including the gangster Jaggu Bhagwanpuria, Goldy Brar, and Lawrence Bishnoi.

A candle march was held in Sidhu’s memory in Mansa. To demand justice for the late singer, a large number of his fans and friends came to Moosa village to take part in the candle march. Sidhu’s mother was also there at the march. In Jawahar Ke village, a gurdwara was the venue for prayers in honor of the deceased singer.

Famous singer-actor Diljit Dosanjh once discussed in an interview about  Moosewala’s parents and how they must be suffering following the death of their son in 2022. He also mentioned how, in the past, artists had frequently been murdered.

Among many other hits, the singer-turned-politician was best known for songs like So High, Same Beef, The Last Ride, Just Listen, and 295.

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PM Modi pays tribute to Ghazal singer Pankaj Udhas, says he was a beacon of Indian music

Singer Pankaj Udhas passed away today at Breach Candy hospital, Mumbai, due to prolonged illness.

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Legendary Ghazal singer Pankaj Udhas passed away at the age of 72 on Monday. The singer was suffering with age-related health issues. His daughter Nayaab Udhas confirmed the news of his death on social media.

Taking to social media, his family issued an official statement saying, with a very heavy heart, they inform the sad demise of Padmashri Pankaj Udhas on 26th February 2024 due to a prolonged illness.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tribute to the veteran singer as he posted a special note for Pankaj Udhas. Recalling him, the PM said, he was a beacon of Indian music, whose melodies transcended generations. His departure leaves a void in the music world that can never be filled, the PM added.

Udhas, who gained recognition as a playback singer in Hindi films such as Naam, Saajan, and Mohra, passed away at the Breach Candy hospital at around 11 am today, as per a source close to the family .

On knowing about the sudden demise of Pankaj Udhas, his fans and many Bollywood celebrities paid their tribute to the veteran singer through different social media handle.

Taking to Instagram, singer Sonu Nigam posted his picture and said, he lost his one of the most important part of his childhood today. Sonu also said he will miss him forever and knowing that he is no more his heart cries out. Concluding his post he thanked Pankaj Udhas for being there.

Shankar Mahadevan said he is shocked by this news as it is a terrible loss to music industry.

Singer Anup Jalota took to X, to express his grief. He shareda post and said, music legend and his friend passed away. Jalota also said, he extends his heartfelt condolences to his family and loved ones during this difficult time.

Meanwhile, Pankaj Udhas was from a well-known Gujarati music family. He was the youngest of the three brothers and was born in Jetpur, Gujarat. Manhar Udhas, his older brother, was also a playback singer in the film industry. He started his carrer by learning tabla before moving on to study Hindustani vocal classical music under Ghulam Qadir Khan Sahab. After that, he received training at the renowned Gwalior Gharana.

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