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Vishal Pays Respect To Former CMs Of Tamil Nadu Before Filing Nomination Papers For RK Nagar By-Polls

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A quick look at everything making news in the world of cinema today!

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Saturday Night Live has a holiday gift for everyone. They recreated Charles Dickens’ ‘A Christmas Carol’ where Alec Baldwin is Ebenezer Scrooge a.k.a President Donald Trump. Kate McKinnon returns as Hillary Clinton and Kellyanne Conway. Baldwin’s portrayal of Trump on SNL earned him an Emmy earlier in the year, McKinnon also won an Emmy for her performance on SNL.

The members of the Hindu Yuva Vahini (HYV) burnt effigies of Sanjay Leela Bhansali yesterday in protest against Padmavati. The organisation was formed by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. Rallies were held across Amethi and they said protests will continue until the film is banned.

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Following speculations that Nadigar Sangam General Secretary and the Tamil Film Producers Council (TFPC) President Vishal would contest in RK Nagar by-polls set to happen on December 21, the actor has confirmed his participation. Ahead of filing his nomination, he was seen paying his respect to the former chief ministers of Tamil Nadu. The actor has chosen the ‘whistle’ symbol to contest the by-election.

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Avakkai Films, a Bengaluru-based production house, has come up with a rendition of the National Anthem that has sportspersons, artistes and various other professionals. Watch the video:

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