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An Interesting Birthday Gift For Keerthy Suresh; Another Pakistani Film Faces Protest

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Keerthy Suresh turns 24 today. And on this special occasion, director Vignesh Shivan and Studio Green’s KE Gnanavel Raja gave her an interesting gift. The duo announced Keerthy as the female lead of their upcoming film with actor Suriyah.

In other news, a Mumbai-based NGO is planning to protest MAMI’s decision to include a Pakistani film in their line-up. All this and more in cinema today!

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Kajol was her usual forthright self in a recent interview. The actress feels that the hype around married actresses is overrated. “Married actresses have been working in films for a very long time. It’s just that they never came into focus and people never pointed them out and said, ‘Hey, you’re married and you’re working’,” Kajol said.

The mother of two added, “You had a Sharmila Tagore, you had my mother (Tanuja), you had Saira Banu, you had so many actresses, who worked after they got married, in fact more after they got married than before they got married. Dimple Kapadia for that matter. So yes, there are actresses who have been working pre and post-marriage and nothing changed in their entire imagery. There were a lot of actresses who did not work at all once they got married. And that is a possible choice, I believe.”

“And, of course, there were some who just didn’t make it and chose to use marriage as an excuse. So, I don’t think I’m a path-breaker in that sense. Maybe because the spotlight is on me right now. But I didn’t do it first. I just followed in some very illustrious footsteps.”

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A Mumbai-based social organisation is irked with MAMI Mumbai Film Festival organisers for selecting a Pakistani film to be showcased at the upcoming event and plans to protest the same for which it has sought police permission. The outfit, Sangharsh, has accused the organisers of playing with the nationalist sentiments of people of India, at a time of tension with Pakistan after the Uri terror attack.

Let them eat cake!

Actors Simi Garewal, Sanjay Kapoor, Keerthy Suresh will all turn a year older today!

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