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A Different Take on Masculinity: Mard Ko Dard Nahin Hota

Abhimanyu and Radhika are childhood friends. She has seen him grow from pain to pain without feeling it.

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Once Salman Khans heroine in “Maine Pyar Kiya”, Bhagyashree’s son Abhimanyu is now out to make his quirky debut as a boy-man who cant feel any physical pain.

The trailer of his first film “Mard Ko Dard Nahin Hota” has him bleeding through his head and nose as he walks down the street talking to us about the rare congenital disease that precludes pain.

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A poster of the film ‘Raman Raghav’, directed by Anurag Kashyap. Wikimedia

The idea of not feeling any physical pain could serve as a decent metaphor for the desensitised times that we live in. But then I am not sure Vasan Bala, who has served as an assistant on dark films like “The Lunchbox” and “Raman Raghav”, wants us to assess his film as anything but what it is:a film about a guy who can’t feel any pain.

The protagonist’s ambition, perhaps echoing the modest aspirations of the film’s debutant hero, are severely restricted. So I suspect, is the appeal of this whimsical piece of cinema which also stars the very watchable Radhika Madan.

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Abhimanyu and Radhika are childhood friends. She has seen him grow from pain to pain without feeling it. We see the defiant repudiation of pain in the film. But we aren’t really sure if the film would be a painless exercise. It seems to stretch one idea beyond endurance.( IANS)

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I have Been Fortunate to Get the Amazing Scripts: Bhumi Pednekar

I continue striving for excellence in cinema, says Bhumi Pednekar

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Actress Bhumi Pednekar says she continues to strive for excellence in cinema. Wikimedia Commons

Actress Bhumi Pednekar, who is currently riding high on the success of her back-to-back hits “Bala” and “Pati, Patni Aur Woh”, says she continues to strive for excellence in cinema.

Bhumi has had seven releases in theatres so far and six out of those have been hits.

Talking about her box office run, Bhumi said: “I have been fortunate to get the amazing scripts that have resonated with audiences and I’m thankful to all the filmmakers for their belief in me. As an artist, I have looked for incredible stories and searched for brilliant characters that stay with you long after you have seen the films.”

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Bhumi Pednekar is thankful to filmmakers believing in her. Wikimedia Commons

The “Dum Laga Ke Haisha” actress feels hugely empowered with her hits and she says it drives her to back her instincts while choosing a film.

“My successes are a validation that I have taken the right decisions in choosing content and gives me huge confidence to back my vision going forward. As a creative person, you need to trust your instincts at all times and successes only tell you that you are taking the right calls,” she said.

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She only wants to chase excellence in cinema.

“I’m fortunate that I have been blessed so far and I only wish that I continue striving for excellence in cinema. I’m thrilled about my next line up of movies as they all challenge me as an actor and will definitely push me to only getting better,” Bhumi said. (IANS)