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Kushboo In Pa Ranjith-Rajini Film; Prabhu Deva’s Indiana Jones Role

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From Kushboo’s role in the Rajinikanth – Ranjith film to Prabhu Deva’s Indiana Jones role, a quick look at all things that’s making news in cinema today.

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Kushboo has an important role in the Rajinikanth – Ranjith film.

Prabhu Deva is reportedly keen on a sequel to Devi.

Sumanth will direct Prabhu Deva in an adventure fantasy.

Dhanush will produce a Malayalam film soon.

Heard On The Street

Kaatru Veliyidai’s audio will be released today.

Spotlight

Twinkle Khanna is the latest person to weigh in on the TVF controversy. Referring to molesters at the workplace as ‘loathsome frogs’ and the victims as ‘little file-toting flies,’ Twinkle Khanna spoke about how it is not cool to judge somebody by their gender, and simply ignore her efforts to get wherever she is.

To Arunabh Kumar’s statement – “I am a heterosexual single man and when I find a woman sexy, I tell her she is sexy. I compliment women, is that wrong?” – Twinkle very aptly replied, “‘Sexy’ is an acceptable compliment within a work environment only if she is a stripper and you are her pimp trying to boost her confidence before she takes the stage.”

Timeout

Director Shashank Khaitan had to defend his decision to use that ‘male rape’ scene in his Badrinath Ki Dulhania.

“The intent was to show Badri’s character at an all-time low. Emotionally, he was down and out. Vaidehi (Bhatt) had stripped him of his ‘mardangi’ when she asked him to call his father and he couldn’t.

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He was emotionally defenseless and was unable to even protect his physical ‘izzat’. The humour was to comfort and not trivialise the issue.”

Khaitan points out that scenes using rape as a subversive tool of satire are not unknown. “One of the most legendary scenes in recent times is Raju Hirani’s 3 Idiots scene. If taken in the wrong spirit, even that can seem offensive.”

Let them eat cake!

Actors Kangana Ranaut, Richa Gangopadhyay, Gayathri Joshi, Ganesh Venkatramanan will all turn a year older today!

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