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Rishab Shetty on Hindi remake, Bollywood’s ‘lost glory’, his special appeal and more

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Kannada Kantara movie continues to roar at the box office with great love and appreciation from the audience all over the world. Meanwhile, actor, director and screenwriter Rishab Shetty is on “cloud nine” after being swamped with admiration from various bigwigs from different film industries in India as well as critical acclaim.

Kantara’s Ultimate Box Office Collection

Kantara’s worldwide box office gross has exceeded 250 million rupees. With the massive collection, it is just behind the gross collection of BO from KGF Chapter 2 globally. Recently, it surpassed the KGF Collection: Chapter 1 to take the second position on the list of highest grossing Kannada films.

New Hindi version of Kantara

Although it is a Kannada film, Kantara was released in multiple languages ​​after great success at the regional box office.

Meanwhile, speculation abounded that Bollywood filmmakers might show interest in the Hindi remake of the magnificent film, continuing their tradition of ‘remake movies’.

However, when asked about the idea of ​​the Hindi remake of Kantara, Rishab said, “To play those characters, you have to believe in roots and culture. There are many great actors in the Hindi film industry whom I admire. But I’m not interested in remakes.”

Special appeal to the audience.

Kantara had to do with a specific tribal culture and tradition of Karnataka. The hangover from the film still remains fresh in the minds of moviegoers. However, some of the fans have been imitating the sounds used in the film.

According to some media reports, Rishab called on everyone not to imitate the sounds used in the film. “I ask the audience who saw Kantara not to imitate the sounds used in the film. It is related to cultural sentiment and traditional beliefs. It is a sensitive matter that can disturb feelings,” Rishab said.

What helped Kantara prosper globally?

Kantara fever has gripped movie lovers. Speaking about the idea of ​​the film, recently during an interview he said that he wanted to make a film about the soil, tradition and culture on the Karnataka coast that the rest of Karnataka is not fully aware of.

As Rishab believes, the more regional the more universal. “I was exploring the struggle between man and nature through the ‘Daiv’ tradition. And he also wanted to tell the story of our agriculture,” the Kantara actor said according to ETimes.

Furthermore, Rishab also went on to say that he wanted the film to be recognized as Kannada cinema. Even the creators had initially planned to release it on OTT, but the winds changed after the release. Word of mouth spread like wildfire and paved the way for Kantara to record new world records.

Rishab talks about the lost glory of Bollywood

Speaking about the current state of Bollywood, Rishab said that this is seasonal. Furthermore, she went on to say that every industry goes through ups and downs.

Furthermore, Rishab shared his opinion that the audience probably now does not distinguish films as products of Bollywood, Sandalwood, etc. People are crossing the language barrier and viewing content from all over India.

“Kantara is Kannada, regional and Indian cinema. People see it as Indian cinema,” he added.

Rishab celebrating the overwhelming success of Kantara

Rishab visited the Siddhi Vinayak Temple in Mumbai on Sunday morning and photos soon flooded the internet. The actor offered prayers at the temple after Kantara’s massive success at the box office.

After Thalaiva Rajinikanth praised Kantara and Rishab on Friday, the fanboy met megastar Rajinikanth at his residence in Chennai. Later on Saturday, he shared photos of him meeting. He captioned the set footage, “If you praise us once, it’s equal to your praising us 100 times. Thank you. Mr. Rajinikanth, we will be eternally grateful to you for watching our film and praising our film Kanatara.”

Plans of Rishab

As an audience, Rishab said that she likes stories that are about her country, people, culture and language. “India’s culture and way of life are different from the rest of the world. I’d love to see that show up in any form of content. That is our feeling and our responsibility as filmmakers/storytellers, to tell future generations about our traditions. Future generations should have something to do with our traditions and culture.


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Pakistani man’s rendition of ‘Mann Bharrya’ from Shershaah will bring tears to your eyes

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The 2021 blockbuster Shershaah, starring Sidharth Malhotra and Kiara Advani, will always be remembered for its incredible story based on the life of Captain Vikram Batra.

Produced by Dharma Productions, the film had become the most watched Indian film on Amazon. The film led the 67th Filmfare Awards with 19 nominations, including Best Actor and Best Actress, and won 7 awards.

The songs in the film, especially ‘Mann Bharrya’ by graceful singer B Praak and Darshan Rawal’s Kabhii Tumhe Yaad, were huge hits. The film was released during the pandemic and touched the hearts of millions of people.

Now, a Pakistani man has taken social media users back to the times of the 2021 pandemic with his rendition of the hit song ‘Mann Bharrya’. Netizens are getting excited after seeing the video which is now going viral on social media platforms.

The Pakistani man is an artist identified as Mudasir Aashi Khan. He shared the video of himself singing the song, but there’s a twist. Khan changed the lyrics and rewrote them in his own words.

Sharing on his Instagram, he captioned, “This song is originally sung by @bpraak. But these lines are also written by myself.”

In the video clip of a few seconds, we can see him sitting among some other people. He soon begins singing the song with his own lyrics and receives a round of applause from the listeners. Since being shared online, the video has received more than lakhs of views and counting.

Impressed by Khan’s singing skills, people also posted comments praising him.

One user wrote: “Well written, truly music has no borders… Support from India” while another wrote: “Your voice like fire. really feel it fire. LOVE from India.”

Another user wrote: “What a blessed voice, lots of love from India. Keep growing,” while another wrote: “Love and much respect to you brother. Much love from India.”

Similarly, one user wrote: “So much love and respect…your voice is so soulful…so pure…keep spreading magic.”


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Birthday celebration goes wrong; 5 held for cutting cake with sword on Bhubaneswar street

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Commissioner’s Police arrested five youths, including a minor, on Monday on charges of cutting a cake with a sword while celebrating a birthday in Bhubaneswar street.

The police action came after an alleged video of the birthday celebration went viral on various social media platforms.

In the video, around 15-20 youngsters can be seen using a sword to cut a cake while celebrating a birthday in the middle of the road in the Nayapalli area.

All the people in the alleged video are said to be residents of the Nayapalli area, the sources reported.

Prior to this incident, a KBN (Koi Bhai Nahin) gang was in the news for a similar event last year. Several young members of the KBN group broadcast images of themselves brandishing swords and sharp objects on social media. The video was filmed in the streets of the state capital.


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Here’s what Sunny Leone thinks about Urfi Javed; KRK takes a stand for Uorfi

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Urfi Javed has been in the news for a couple of days after his ‘war of words’ with Indian author Chetan Bhagat. While various commoners, as well as celebrities, have commented on Uorfi and her strange fashion sense, now the attractive and beautiful Sunny Leone has shared her views on the fashionista.

Urfi sets the internet on fire with her weird but trendy outfits. While netizens don’t leave the opportunity to brutally troll her, there are several fans who come to support Urfi. There are even certain celebrities who have stepped in to defend and admire Urfi.

During an exclusive interview with Rohit Khilnani on Bollywood Hungama, Sunny shared her thoughts on Uorfi.

While answering the entertaining quick questions, when the host asked, “A Bollywood celebrity, whose fashion sense you feel, this person has surpassed it every time I open his Instagram.”

In response to this, Sunny said, “I would say Urfi.”

Later, the host said, “She (Urfi) will be very happy to see this.”

While Sunny crowned Urfi with the label of celebrity with the best fashion sense, analyst and controversial and self-proclaimed film actor, Kamaal Rashid Khan aka KRK lashed out at Sunny Leone while earlier defending Urfi and Nia Sharma .

Although KRK defended Urfi and Nia, at the same time, he criticized Sunny saying that it was Sunny who inspired these girls to wear such revealing clothes.

Earlier today, KRK tweeted: “Why are people criticizing #urfijaved #NiaSharma and other modern girls, when they allowed #SunnyLeone to stay in India to inspire all these girls? If you are considering a porn star (who also sells 2day porn movies) as a good girl, then don’t be hypocritical by criticizing Indian Girls.”


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