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QuickE: Celebs on Hyd Murder; ‘Girl on the Train’ Release Date

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Akshay Kumar, celebs have condemned the murder of a young woman in Hyderabad; Parineeti in a still from <i>The Girl on the Train </i>remake.
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1. Akshay, Shabana, Vijay Deverakonda Condemn Murder of Hyderabad Vet

Celebrities such as Akshay Kumar, Shabana Azmi, Vijay Deverakonda and Farhan Akhtar have taken to social media to condemn the alleged rape and brutal murder of a young veterinarian in Hyderabad on Thursday, 28 November. Akshay tweeted, “Our moral fabric continues to be in pieces. We need stricter laws. This needs to stop!”

Arjun Reddy actor Vijay Deverakonda also posted a note saying that he has often had to stay on the phone with a friend or family member when they were in a situation where they felt unsafe. He also emphasised the need to educate and correct the behaviour of young men.

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2. Here’s When Parineeti’s ‘The Girl on the Train’ Hits Screens

Parineeti Chopra took to Twitter to announce that the Hindi remake of Hollywood film The Girl on the Train will release on 8 May 2020. The actor will essay the role played by Emily Blunt in the 2015 film. Based on the 2015 bestseller by Paula Hawkins, The Girl on the Train narrates the story of a woman who gets entangled in a missing persons investigation that throws her life into disarray. The psychological thriller has been directed by Ribhu Dasgupta and is backed by Reliance Entertainment.

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3. Ajay Devgn’s ‘Raid’ Co-Star Pushpa Joshi Passes Away at 85

Pushpa Joshi with <i>Raid</i> director Raj Kumar Gupta.
Pushpa Joshi with Raid director Raj Kumar Gupta.
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Pushpa Joshi, who made her Bollywood debut with Ajay Devgn in Raid in 2018, passed away on 26 November. She was 85 years old. Joshi played the role of Saurabh Shukla’s mother in the film. Raid director Raj Kumar Gupta took to Twitter to offer his condolences. “Very sad to hear about the passing away of Pushpa Joshi ji. One of the highlights of my directing career was watching you perform in Raid. You were a live wire on and off the sets. Wherever you are you will be smiling and spreading happiness Dadi ji. We will miss you. RIP, ” he wrote. He also shared a picture where he was snapped posing with the late actor.

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4. Kartik & Mudassar Differ on Use of Balatkar in ‘Pati, Patni Aur Woh’

Kartik Aaryan stars in Mudassar Aziz’s <i>Pati, Patni Aur Woh</i>.
Kartik Aaryan stars in Mudassar Aziz’s Pati, Patni Aur Woh.
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Kartik Aaryan and Mudassar Aziz have finally spoken out about the controversial dialogue in Pati, Patni Aur Woh. The actor said that the heavily criticised dialogue on marital rape has been modified keeping the people’s sentiments in mind, while the director did not take too kindly to the outrage. When asked about the same, the actor replied by saying that they shouldn’t have used the word “balatkar” at all.

However, Mudassar Aziz slammed the outrage, saying that people reacted without understanding the context. “Many people said that the dialogue insinuated that marital rape is ok. But what’s the line? A man seems to be saying ‘If I do this I’m called this, if I do that I’m called this also.’ Ninety-nine percent of men in the country do not even know when they are committing marital rape,” the director said at a press conference.

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5. RGV’s ‘Kamma Rajyamlo’ Release Stayed Over Title’s Caste Allusions

Ram Gopal Varma’s Kamma Rajyam Lo Kadapa Redlu has been in the midst of controversy.
Ram Gopal Varma’s Kamma Rajyam Lo Kadapa Redlu has been in the midst of controversy.
(Photo Courtesy: IANS)

The Telangana High Court on Thursday, 28 November, stayed the release of Ram Gopal Verma’s film Kamma Rajyam Lo Kadapa Redlu and has directed him to change the title. The direction came after hearing a writ petition filed by Ram Gopal Verma who sought an order to instruct the film board to certify it at the earliest since it was scheduled to release on 29 November. “The director is bound to carry out the recommendations made by the board. The board should also consider representations made by some about the film’s title hurting sentiments of certain communities,” the court observed according the The Hindu.

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