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Goosebumps guaranteed, says Abhishek Giri on recreating Eram massacre in Rakta Tirtha



Bollywood has had many filmmakers who have dared to recreate reels on historical events in the country, especially on the freedom movement. Filmmaker Ketan Mehta made films like 1994’s Sardar on Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel and 2005’s Mangal Pandey, which revolve around the national uprising. Back home, star director Sushant Mani is ready to recreate the massacre that took place on September 28, 1942 at Eram in Bhadrak district through his web series Rakta Tirtha.

Eram, also known as Rakta Tirtha (a place of pilgrimage stained with the blood of martyrs) is a glorious chapter in the Indian freedom movement. Imperial police opened fire on a gathering of freedom fighters at this location on September 28, 1942 as they peacefully protested against foreign rule. As many as 29 people fell under police bullets, while 56 more were injured in one of the worst chaos ever perpetrated by colonial occupations. And Sushant Mani director Rakta Tirtha is an attempt to bring back the chilling memories of the massacre before the audience.

Rakta Tirtha, which is being produced by Tarang Plus, features Abhishek Giri, Cookies Swain, Manoj Patnaik, Pradeep Kumar Sahoo, Prithviraj Nayak, Prasanjeet Mahapatra, and Anjana Dash as pivotal characters. Recently, the trailer for the movie was released and it has become the talk of the town.

Abhishek has come a long way since he won the Mr Global India contest in 2016. His roles in the recently released films Bidyarana and Atithi have earned him praise.

In a conversation with OTV, Abhishek, the film’s male lead, said: “The story is based on the Eram massacre, which is a real incident. We just got the plot of what had happened on Eram’s floor on that fateful day. But the characters and subplots are purely fictional. The film shows how Odias had been mistreated by the British people. In a sense, we are inspired by the Eram incident, but we have added fiction like the angel of love to make it more interesting. In addition, we have added some fictional characters. The audience will surely get goosebumps after watching it.”

Without revealing much about his character, Giri said, “I am playing the character of Shankar, a rebellious young man who is initially careless and is not a good leader. When he is put behind bars, he undergoes a makeover. After being imprisoned, he becomes more rebellious and takes the lead in freeing the people of Odia from the clutches of the British.”


Abhishek, who will be playing the role of a freedom fighter for the first time, had to read many books related to the freedom fight and watch movies about the freedom movement to prepare himself as a freedom fighter. “Because I am not from the pre-independence era, I needed to learn about the lifestyle of the freedom fighters. And for that, I read a lot of books and watched movies like Lagan and periodic theaters like Gandhi. Playing the character, what I felt is that the hunger for freedom is more than a real hunger, ”he signed.

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IMFA’s 61st foundation day celebrated in Jajpur & Cuttack 



Indian Metals and Ferro Alloys Ltd (IMFA) celebrated its 61st founding day on Saturday. On this occasion, various programs were organized at different locations in Jajpur and Cuttack districts.

Special programs were carried out at the company’s premises in the Sukinda mining area of ​​Jajpur district. Sand artist Santosh Pradhan expressed his best wishes through his sand art on the occasion.

Similarly IMFA also celebrated the occasion at Mangalpur panchayat under Choudwar tehsil in Cuttack district. Gifts were distributed among the inmates of ‘Bharasa Balashram’, located in the panchayat.

Among others, IMFA Deputy General Manager, Choudwar G Sarada Prasad Rao attended the event.

“Today is the 61st day of the foundation of our company IMFA. It is also the birthday of our founding president, Bansidhar Panda. Our employees today came to the balashram voluntarily and spent time with the inmates. This is the main activity of the foundation day,” reported G Sarada Prasad Rao, Deputy General Manager, IMFA, Choudwar.

“Today we would like to extend our gratitude to IMFA. On the occasion of the day of its foundation, he gave our children sweets. We hope to continue receiving your support in the coming days,” said Dipali Mohanty of the balashram.

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Delhi court sends Aaftab to 14-day judicial custody



]A Delhi court on Saturday sent Aaftab Amin Poonawalla, accused of killing his partner Shraddha Walkar, to 14 days in court custody.

He was brought before the Saket court via video link from Ambedkar hospital, where he was taken for a medical check-up. He will be transferred to Tihar jail.

More details are awaited.

Sagar Preet Hooda, the Special Commissioner of Police (Law and Order), has initiated the legal process for the submission of the defendant to proceed with the polygraph test.

Meanwhile, the Poonawalla narco test is likely to take place on Monday, according to the sources.

His polygraph test was also incomplete on Friday.

During the last hearing, on November 22, Poonawalla had told the court that Walkar had provoked him, but then went completely silent.

The judge then asked him if he had been mistreated during the interrogation or if he had any problems.

“Aaftab had told the court that he was cooperating, but he cannot remember everything at once and will report back when he does. He also told the judge that he was provoked by what he hit,” his lawyer, Avinash Kumar, said. he said.

Walkar and Poonawalla met through the dating app ‘Bumble’ in 2018. They arrived in Delhi on May 8 and moved to Chhattarpur area on May 15. On May 18, Poonawalla allegedly killed her and then cut her body into 35 pieces and dumped her body parts in various places over a period of 18 days.

It was reportedly inspired by the American police show ‘Dexter’, which tells the story of a man with homicidal tendencies who lives a double life.

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Fans target Sara Ali Khan for wearing bikini during vacation



The beautiful Sara Ali Khan is a fan of travel. Aside from her acting skills, it is known that she is a wanderer and spends most of her time traveling.

The Atrangi Re actress has added more to her travelogues. Her latest post is giving fans a major travel goal. This photo of Sara from an exotic location will make you pack your bags and go on vacation.

Taking to her Instagram account, the Simba actress shared a cool picture of herself in a red bikini. She can be seen sitting on a bicycle. While she has not revealed her location, fans are sure that she is in the Maldives at the moment. However, it is the legend of her that caught everyone’s attention.

Check out photos of Sara Ali Khan here:

Sharing the image, he wrote: “Be aware of yourself. Come out of your shell. Take time for the coast. Avoid spring pressure. The beauty of marine life. Don’t get so depressed at work that you miss out on the beautiful waves of life.”

The post garnered more than 6.84K likes and around 3,198 comments.

The first person to comment was her aunt Saba Pataudi. In the comments section, Saba praised Sara’s legend, writing, “Smart.”

However, her image has not gone down well with some of her fans. Many fans pointed out that she belonged to a particular community and that she should avoid wearing a bikini.

The fight between the fans started after an Insta user commented, “Yaar Ap Muslim Ho Sara?”

Soon many fans came to her defense and commented on her behalf. One young fan wrote: “Say the same to Gigi Hadidi and Bella Hadid. They too are Muslims,” while another wrote: “What era are you living in? It’s 2022 now.”

Similarly, another fan wrote: “Why should only kids be able to wear anything? It’s not about religion, it’s based on insecurity, that’s why the male ego can’t digest women’s freedom.”

On the professional front, Sara has carved a niche for herself in the film industry and is one of the most beloved actresses. With only a couple of movies under her belt, she has built a huge following.

The No. 1 Coolie actress will next be seen in an untitled project with Vicky Kaushal directed by Laxman Utekar. She also has Gaslight alongside the multi-talented actor Vikrant Massey.

In particular, Sara is an avid traveler and has traveled to almost every part of the world. From the streets of the UK, New York to the beach in the Maldives, the valleys of Kashmir, undisclosed locations in Kerala and the mountains of Kedarnath, the actress has made her own holiday destinations her next home.

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