Saturday January 25, 2020

Here’s What Filmmaker Shoojit Sircar Suggests For Quitting Social Media Addiction

The filmmaker's thoughts remind us of a dialogue from the 2018 Bengali movie "Uma" directed by Srijit Mukherji

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On the work front, Shoojit Sircar has two movies releasing this year. Wikimedia Commons

At a time when mobile phones and social media addiction are becoming a matter of concern for most of us, filmmaker Shoojit Sircar suggests we should go for detox.

The “Piku” director feels at least when we at a party or a get together, we should try to refrain from clicking selfies and posting them on social media. Instead, we can try striking up a conversation.

Sircar expressed his thoughts on Twitter: “Next time you host a party or a get together, or a general addaa gup shup, ban mobile phones. Don’t let anyone. No selfies no social media just pure human to human gup shup. It’s bliss try it.”

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At a time when mobile phones and social media addiction are becoming a matter of concern for most of us, filmmaker Shoojit Sircar suggests we should go for detox. Wikimedia Commons

The filmmaker’s thoughts remind us of a dialogue from the 2018 Bengali movie “Uma” directed by Srijit Mukherji, where the father (played by Jisshu Sengupta) advises his daughter to stay away from the Internet. When the child protests, the father explains: “It’s neither water nor oxygen. Earlier, we had friends of flesh and blood, not virtual. We shared tiffin, not updates. We followed each other on bicycles, not on Twitter. We liked people and thoughts with our hearts, not clicks.”

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On the work front, Shoojit Sircar has two movies releasing this year. His family comedy drama “Gulabo Sitabo”, starring Amitabh Bachchan and Ayushmann Khurrana, hits theatres on April 17, while the Vicky Kaushal-starrer biographical drama “Sardar Udham Singh” is slated for a Gandhi Jayanti release. (IANS)

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B-Town Star Deepika Padukone Becomes First Indian Actor To Feature in Louis Vuitton Global Campaign

The actress's husband, actor Ranveer Singh, was among the first to post applause. "Next level !!!" he wrote

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"I am beyond thrilled to be joining the Louis Vuitton family! To be a part of Nicholas Ghesquiere's vision for the world's most iconic brand is not only exciting but also very humbling!" Deepika announced on Instagram. Wikimedia Commons

Bollywood star Deepika Padukone has become the first ever actor from India to feature in the global campaign of luxury brand Louis Vuitton.

“I am beyond thrilled to be joining the Louis Vuitton family! To be a part of Nicholas Ghesquiere’s vision for the world’s most iconic brand is not only exciting but also very humbling!” Deepika announced on Instagram.

The actress’s husband, actor Ranveer Singh, was among the first to post applause. “Next level !!!” he wrote.

Deepika features alongside global celebrities including Emma Roberts, Sophie Turner, and Chloe Grace Moretz for the Pre-Fall 2020 campaign of the brand, according to moneycontrol.com.

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Bollywood star Deepika Padukone has become the first ever actor from India to feature in the global campaign of luxury brand Louis Vuitton. IANS

The campaign this year is themed on pulp horror, as depicted on film and in books. The look book features of the campaign 25 poster girls and boys including Deepika, who strike poses as characters in fiction bestseller covers. Ghesquiere, artistic director of Louis Vuitton Women’s collections, posted the look book on Instagram.

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Deepika’s campaign is a poster of Michelle Gagnon’s thriller bestseller, “Don’t Turn Around”. She is seen striking a seated pose in a black-and-white midi dress, turquoise boots and a grey long coat. (IANS)