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Anupam Kher The New FTII Chairman

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Anupam Kher replaced Gajendra Chauhan as the new chairman of the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) in Pune.

Kher has acted in over 500 movies to date. He has also been a part of plays that have been acknowledged critically. Anupam Kher has been in movies like Bend It Like Bekham and Silver Linings Playbooks, both of which have gotten international recognition.

Apart from acting in plays and movies, Anupam Kher has also dabbled with direction. Saaransh, made with Mahesh Bhatt, was Anupem Kher’s first movie as a director.

Gajendra Chauhan’s appointment as FTII chairman two years ago had caused a huge ruckus. The faculty and students had gone on a strike that went on for 139 days.  The reason for the strike was Gajendra’s political affiliations. The students and faculty claimed Gajendra’s ideologies went against those of the institution.

While Anupam Kher has been respected time and again for his acting and direction, it is indeed going to be interesting to see how he handles this prestigious position. The post has been previously held by industry greats like Mahesh Bhatt and Sanjay Leela Bhansali.

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FIR Filed Against Salman Khan And Katrina Kaif For Casteist Remarks

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Late Yesterday, a petition for an FIR was filed in a Delhi Court against Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif. According to reports, the two actors had allegedly made casteist remarks during the promotion of their latest movie, Tiger Zinda Hai. 

The court listed the matter for consideration for 27 February and also sought a reply from the Delhi police on the complaint. The plea, filed in the Patiala House Court, alleged Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif had made remarks which were insulting, derogatory and affected the sentiments of a particular cast.

The complaint, filed by Harnam Singh, a former Chairman of Delhi Commission for Karamcharis, alleged the remark was made by Khan during a programme on a television channel while Kaif, “rather than protesting at the offensive and insensitive statement, joined the accused number 1 (Khan) in insulting and abusing the victim through her conduct.”

An inquiry has been led into this matter and the Delhi police have said they will look into the matter and get to the bottom of this issue as soon as possible.

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Pari Teaser 5 Will Make You Lose Your Sleep

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Holi, the festival of colours, has different connotations. For some, it is the defeat of good over evil while for others, it is about the colours. For Anushka Sharma on the other hand, it is about her new horror flick, Pari.

The opening shot of this teaser features a pale white Anushka walking in a jungle while a full moon can also be seen in the background. Yes, this is the first clip from Pari that places Anushka outside her house and in the classic horror movie setting.

She walks to a pond and when she looks into it, she sees the bloody, battered Anushka looking right back at her. As a result, the fish of the pond begins to die and soon the pond is full of dead fish floating on its surface. The tone of this teaser is perfect.

Every part of this teaser is imbibed in horror and from the way it has been directed, one gets the feeling of Anushka being haunted by a ghost like dopple ganger. Watch the brand new teaser here!

Directed by debutant director Prosit Roy, Pari is not your average fairy tale. Also starring Parambrata Chatterjee, Rajat Kapoor and Ritabhari Chakraborty, this movie is going to be Clean Slate Films third production venture after NH10 and Phillauri. Pari is scheduled to hit the screens on 2 March, 2018 so this Holi, stay clean and safe! While we wait for the film to hit the screens, check out the new poster here.

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Bollywood Puns By Amul That Make You Go WHAT

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Amul’s ads have stuck around with us for so long that when anything even remotely news worthy happens, Amul’s ads are the first we look for. While we all look at giving our Bollywood celebrities a little lee way when it comes to controversies, Amul has always been relentless. Check out these brilliant (not) adds by Amul and have a blast!

1. When KJo Had Twins 

2. The Kangana Controversy 

3. Everything About Delhi 

4. When Baahubali 2 Broke All Records

5. Bajrangi Bhaijaan. So Why Not? 

6. FB Ya Phir Bhi?

7. Sulu Ya Swiggy? 

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