R.Balki’s and Akshay Kumar’s recently released movie, PadMan, just finished its first weekend and by the looks of things, it has done reasonably well! While the pre promotional part and release part of this movie went smoothly, it seems the controversies have heightened, rather than reduced.
On the first day, PadMan made around Rs. 10 crores at the box office. The film made a jump of 35% on the second day, taking the collections to about Rs 13.50 crore at the domestic market. The over all first weekend collection of PadMan stands at a total of Rs. 23.50 crores, silencing critics and showing fans the movie is here to stay!
Amidst all the happy news, the film seems to be embroiled in quite a serious problem. The makers of PadMan have been charged with a plagiarism notice by Ripu Daman Jaiswal, who claims he had written the script for this film even before Twinkle Khanna had announced it.
I remember I was in the library when I wrote this dialogue and was truly elated. Honestly, I surprised myself that day. Tell me, how on earth can you steal someone’s dialogue?
This is unfair.
(Amitabh Bachchan quoted this dialogue in PadMan.) pic.twitter.com/9mQN3Jlt8T
— Ripu Daman Jaiswal (@Shivashorcrux) February 10, 2018
A couple of months ago, Ripu had posted on Facebook as well, asking people for help by saying Twinkle Khanna as well as the PadMan team had directly lifted a lot of scenes and dialogues from his script, without any credit given to him.
Intermission of PadMan. 11 scenes has been copied from my script uptil now and even one of the character. That’s it. I am definitely going to court.
— Ripu Daman Jaiswal (@Shivashorcrux) February 9, 2018
So far, the team has been completely silent about these allegations. Finally, after a long period of keeping quiet, R. Balki responded by saying these allegations are completely baseless.
“That’s so foolish. After every film, some people foolishly make these claims,” Balki said in a statement, dismissing the allegations. The film is a fictionalised account of Tamil Nadu based Arunachalam Muruganantham, who created affordable sanitarynapkins for the women of his village.
“My film is an official biography of Muruganantham. Is he accusing Muruganantham of leading a life that has been copied from his writing? That’s so silly,” Balki said. Jaiswal also alleged that a dialogue, narrated by megastar Amitabh Bachchan in the film, has been taken from his script that he had sent to Ryan Stephan, creative head of Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions.
With the PadMan Social Media Challenge being said to be only a promotional strategy and this controversy cropping up after the release, it stands to see how this movie is going to fare after the first weekend.
FIR Filed Against Salman Khan And Katrina Kaif For Casteist Remarks
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.
Pari Teaser 5 Will Make You Lose Your Sleep
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.
— Anushka Sharma (@AnushkaSharma) February 22, 2018
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.
— Anushka Sharma (@AnushkaSharma) February 22, 2018
Bollywood Puns By Amul That Make You Go WHAT
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!
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