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Special Security For Deepika Padukone; Kamal Haasan Says He Won’t Take His Comments On ‘Hindu Terrorism’ & More

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Special Security Given To Deepika Padukone

Deepika Padukone has reportedly been given special security by the Mumbai Police after the Karni Sena threatened her on Thursday for associating herself with Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmavati. Mahipal Makrana, the president of the fringe group, issued a threat to the Bollywood actress saying, “Rajputs do not raise hand on women, but even Lakshman had cut off Surpanakha’s nose.” These comments came a day after the group had vandalised a movie theatre in Kota that screened the film’s trailer.

“We are providing her adequate security after the threat. The police will provide security at her residence as well as office in Mumbai,” senior Mumbai police officer Deven Bharti told PTI.

Meanwhile, protesters ready themselves at the Chittorgarh Fort. Many groups have gathered at the fort, forcing a bandh today.

Kamal Haasan Says He Will Not Take His Comments On Religion Back

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A petition was filed in the Madras High Court on Thursday, asking the court to direct the Chennai Police Commissioner to file a case against Kamal Haasan for his comments on “Hindu terrorism”. Filed by social activist G Devarajan, the petition wants the police to investigate Haasan’s views on Hindus which was published by Tamil magazine Ananda Vikatan. Devarajan reportedly alleges that the actor is trying to instigate violence with his comments. 

While Haasan clarifies how his statements were incorrectly translated, he wrote in Ananda Vikatan that he will not take his comments back. “I was talking about various forms of extremism but people misunderstood as terrorism.  It’s not a major crime to file cases against me. People are telling me not to connect violence and religion. But greed and religion are the main reasons for violence across the globe. No religion in this world can argue on that front. People should not take law into their hands. Those powers have been given to the judiciary,” he wrote.

George Clooney To Direct And Star In Catch-22 TV Series

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Hollywood actor George Clooney is all set to act and direct in a new TV series based on the book Catch-22. According to Variety, the six-episode series will come from Paramount TV and Anonymous Content. Much like the book by Joseph Heller, the series is set in Italy.

The novel is set during World War II, from 1942 to 1944 and follows the life of Captain John Yossarian, a US Army Air Forces B-25 bombardier. The novel looks into the experiences of Yossarian and the other airmen in the camp, who attempt to maintain their sanity while fulfilling their service requirements so that they may return home.

Clooney will star in the role of Colonel Cathcart. Shoot is expected to begin early 2018.

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