QuickE: SRK’s Fan Moment; Twinkle Khanna’s Vogue Speech
No hint of plagiarism in Newton, Mithali Raj biopic in the works & more.
1. Shah Rukh Khan Responds to Archie Panjabi’s Fan Girl Moment
The recently held Vogue Women of the Year Awards 2017 had winners like Anushka Sharma, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Sonam Kapoor smiling with glee, but the biggest winner with the widest smile at the event seems to be Archie Panjabi.
The British actor who is popular for her role as Kalinda Sharma on The Good Wife, was in India to host the Vogue event. Panjabi tweeted about her time with Shah Rukh Khan on stage like a true fan girl, calling it a “precious moment”.
2. Vogue Speech: Karva Chauth to Capes, Mrs Funnybones Swings a Punch
Among the many speeches by people who won awards in various categories at the recent 10th anniversary celebrations of Vogue, it was Twinkle Khanna's 10-pointer that stood out. She walked away with the Opinion Maker of the Year award and regaled the audience with a 10-pointer talk on the 10 things she has learnt in the last decade. And guess what, witty as it was, it was also a dus kilo ka haath on patriarchy.
3. No Hint of Plagiarisation: ‘Secret Ballot’ Producer on ‘Newton’
Producer Marco Mueller feels that there was not even a hint of plagiarisation in Rajkummar Rao's Newton, amidst claims that the movie has been inspired from his 2001 Iranian film Secret Ballot. Last week, Newton was announced as India's official entry for Oscars' foreign language film category. On Monday night, filmmaker Anurag Kashyap, in a Facebook post, shared Muller's opinion after watching Newton.
4. Hope It Inspires Girls to Take up Sports: Mithali Raj on Biopic
It’s raining biopics in Bollywood and the latest to join the bandwagon is one on the captain of the Indian women’s cricket team, Mithali Raj. Viacom 18 Motion Pictures has acquired the official rights of a film to be made on the spunky cricketer.
5. An Urdu Pakistani Film Is England’s Submission for the Oscars
Even as we are debating over whether India’s Oscar submission Newton is plagiarised or not, a Pakistani film has been chosen as Britain’s official submission for the foreign-language category at the 90th Academy Awards. My Pure Land, directed by British-Pakistani filmmaker Sarmad Masud, is the first Urdu language and Pakistani film to contend for the Oscars.
Revolving around a mother and her two daughters’ fight for their land against an army of bandits, My Pure Land is based on the true story of Nazo Dharejo, who grew up in rural Sindh with her siblings. Her father, Khuda Buksh, was a farmer and brought up his daughters to be fearless and keen shooters.
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