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Fire Breaks Out At Annapurna Studios; Salman Khan, Shashi Tharoor Extend Support To Padmavati & More

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Tollywood’s Annapurna Studios Catches Fire

A massive fire broke out at Hyderabad’s Annapurna Studios in Banjara Hills on Monday evening. According to PTI News report, a film set caught fire around 6:15 PM, following which four fire tenders arrived at the spot. “Though flames were very high, the blaze was completely extinguished within two hours,” Hyderabad assistant district fire officer Y Prabhakar Reddy said.

No causalities were reported, and a short circuit is expected to be the reason for the fire.

Here are the visuals:

Padmavati Row: Salman Khan Extends Support; Shashi Tharoor Emphasises On The Education Of Rajasthani Women

With the release date nearing, the debate around Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmavati grows and thrives. Amidst all the protests in Rajasthan, Gujarat, and Mumbai, where protesters demand banning the film, actor Salman Khan has come out in the film’s defence talking about how one shouldn’t judge a movie without watching it first.

Speaking to Network 18, the actor said: “The CBFC is the highest board there is and if the board says it shouldn’t release, and then see where it goes. And Sanjay makes great movies, and you can see there is no vulgarity or disgust.

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Going by his track record, you know that he would never hurt the sentiments of a community.”

On a similar note, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor said that the Padmavati controversy is an opportunity to focus on the conditions of Rajasthani women today and not just of queens six centuries ago. Taking to Twitter, he wrote:

Lord Of The Rings TV Series To Have A Multi-Season Production With Amazon

Credits: Irish Examiner

The Lord of The Rings will soon be made into a TV series spearheaded by Amazon. The series will have a multi-season production, and will explore new storylines preceding The Fellowship of the Ring. 

Variety reports that the deal also includes a potential additional spin-off series and will be produced by Amazon Studios in cooperation with the Tolkien Estate and Trust, HarperCollins and New Line Cinema, a division of Warner Bros. Entertainment.

As dictated by Amazon’s CEO Jeff Bezos, the series will pursue a new programming mandate, looking for a Game of Thrones-esque genre programming with broad international appeal.

 

Feature Image: DECCAN CHRONICLE PHOTO[ANDHRA PRADESH]

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