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Actress Urvashi Rautela has recently announced the name of her next film which is titled 'Dil Hai Gray'. It's a Hindi remake of Tamil film 'Thiruttu Payale 2'. Urvashi Rautela will be seen alongside Vineet Kumar Singh and Akshay Oberoi.
Urvashi shares: "I am excited to announce the title of my next film 'Dil Hai Gray' on the auspicious day of Vijaya Dashami. The film is very close to my heart and it was lovely working with director Susi Ganeshan sir, producer M Ramesh Reddy sir, and my co-stars Vineet Kumar Singh and Akshay Oberoi. "
"The film has created a massive response in the south industry and I am very positive about the story that it will be also be loved by the audience here. I hope my fans would bless us with their love and support. Super excited to watch my film on the big screen after a long time," she concludes. (IANS/ MBI)
Keywords: urvashi rautela, movies, bollywood, south, remake, film
If you're a little bit of a social bee, you might have come across the trend of 'Men Written by Women' on Twitter. Basically, this trend aims to highlight the huge difference between the mindset and approaches of men and women writers while writing characters for movies.
Interestingly, when male characters which were written by women and male characters which were written by men were compared, it was observed that male characters written by female writers were more caring, loving, understanding, and supportive. Whereas, male characters written by male writers were more aggressive, and dominant, and sort of showed the idea of toxic masculinity.
Some of the comparisons between 'men written by women' and 'men written by men' which became quite famous on social media apps are as follows:
Men Written by Women VS Men Written by Men
1. Character of Rana (played by Irrfan Khan) in 'Piku' was written by Juhi Chaturvedi. This character had the qualities of being kind and patient. Whereas, character of Kabir Singh (played by Shahid Kapoor) in 'Kabir Singh' was written by Sandeep Reddy Vanga. This character was aggressive, alcoholic, and dominant throughout.
2. Characters of Kabir Mehra (played by Ranveer Singh) and Sunny Gill (played by Farhan Akhtar) in 'Dil Dhadakne Do' were written by Reema Kagti and Zoya Akhtar. The friendship between these characters was healthier and beautiful. On the other hand, characters of Rajat (played by Kartik Aryan), Nishant (played by Divyenndu), and Vikrant (played by Raayo S. Bakhirta) in 'Pyar Ka Punchnama' were written by Luv Ranjan, and these characters depicted nothing by the “chocolaty/flirty nature" of boys.
3. Character of Dr. Jahangir (played by Shah Rukh Khan) in 'Dear Zindagi' was written by Gauri Shindi, and it is believed to be one of the more therapeutic characters ever written. The way Dr. Jahangir said “no" to Kaira's (Alia Bhatt) proposal was beautiful in its own way. On the other hand, character of Dev (played by Abhay Deol) in 'Dev D' was written by Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane, and was very disturbing and hostile in nature.
The differences in the nature of these characters show how 'Men Written by Women' is trending and getting more appreciation than 'Men Written by Men'. Well, as fictional characters are a writer's own shadow, hence it shows how women write characters in a more simpler way than men, who show the complicated nature of men unknowingly.
Keywords: Cinema, Characters, Men, Women, Approaches, Psychology, Mindset, Bollywood.
Writer Niren Bhatt wrote two stories -- "Hungama Hai Kyon Barpa" and "Spotlight" -- in the anthology "Ray", which was based on short stories of iconic filmmaker Satyajit Ray. Bhatt says he had initially visualized late actor Irrfan Khan in the role of Musafir in "Hungama Hai Kyon Barpa". Eventually, Manoj Bajpayee played the character.
The segment "Hungama Hai Kyon Barpa" is based on the short story "Barin Bhowmik-er Byaram", and it features Gajraj Rao, Raghubir Yadav, and Manoj Phawa along with Bajpayee.
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"It is a little sensitive thing and I am opening my heart here. I want to be honest with what I have in mind. Firstly, no one would doubt when I say that Manoj bhai is one of the finest actors that the Indian film industry has currently. But, when I started writing -- visualizing Musafir, his body language, how he speaks, and every other detail, in my mind Irrfan (Khan) bhai was there. Imagine he is mouthing those beautiful Urdu lines in his andaaz -- that Irrfan Khan magic! By the time I finished writing Irrfan bhai left us. For me, it was like a piece of my heart was broken. Emotionally, somehow I could not get him out of my mind because when I conceived Musafir, I was visualizing Irrfan bhai," Bhatt told IANS.
As the original story of Ray was set in a certain time, Bhatt faced the challenge of contemporizing it for the series. Twitter
"Having said that, Manoj bhai and Gajraj Rao have taken the story to the next level with their performance. I wanted Manoj Phawa and Raghu bhai to play those parts but they were veteran actors so initially, I asked (director) Abhishek (Chaubey) if it would be right to approach them. But I must say (casting director) Honey (Trehan) and Abhishek together brought everyone on board and eventually in 'Hungama Hai Kyon Barpa' we have all the great actors in the same story!" he gushed.
As the original story of Ray was set in a certain time, Bhatt faced the challenge of contemporizing it for the series.
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"The challenge was to create the world of the story because it was a short story of 10 pages. Now, even though it was a short film for us, with that little story we could not have made it off that duration. Also, I must mention that the main challenge of creating the world was, we had to externalize it, whereas it is actually an internal story that happened in the mind of Barin babu. So, I tried to approach it by creating a world where every element plays a character, whether it is the rail compartment, Arbastani chai, the entrance of the hakim, and also the shop that I created called Rooh-safa, where they literally go and clean their souls," said Bhatt.
He added: "I wanted to redeem these characters because otherwise, both the characters are kleptomaniac in the story. So, even though I kept the core of the story, I have given a different ending. It is an adaptation in which I brought a new interpretation."
"Ray" streams on Netflix. (IANS/KB)
Shibani Bedi, who is known widely as Instagram’s Prabha Didi, was recently seen in the feature film “Flight”. The online sensation, who is trying to carve her space in Bollywood, says having lakhs of followers on social media does not automatically guarantee film roles.
“One presumes that one’s presence online helps to get roles but I have realized that as far as Bollywood or acting is concerned, all bets are off. No rules apply. If that had to happen then all influencers with one or two billion followings would become Shah Rukh Khan or Kareena Kapoor,” she tells IANS.
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The Delhi-based actress adds: “I think there is a clear demarcation in the acting world, where nobody is impressed by your presence online. You have to prove your mettle and hustle in the right direction so that you are considered an actor more than a YouTuber or an Instagram person.”
“I don’t know what particularly works for people to get into OTT platforms and I know that if you are a good actor and you crack an audition, your online presence helps. Channels narrow down to taking you as opposed to a social media celebrity, but as I said there are no rules, sometimes they actually prefer not taking popular faces as long as you are a good actor,” says Shibani, who has been seen in films like “No One Killed Jessica” and “Rang De Basanti”.
“Another thing is that OTT doesn’t have big budgets, so if they are getting a big celebrity, everyone else who they want should be within a budget range, which again becomes one of the markers to pick popular faces,” says the actress, who is currently working on her next yet-to-be-announced project. (IANS/KR)