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Written by Kshitij Rawat
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Published: May 23, 2020 2:13:27 pm


The new version of Justice League will be based on the original vision of Zack Snyder. (Photo: Warner Bros)

Ben Affleck has responded to the announcement of the official release of Zack Snyder’s version of Justice League. On Monday, WarnerMedia announced that they will release the film’s Snyder cut on their streaming service, HBO Max.

The announcement was a result of Snyder’s fans launching a full-fledged movement called ‘Release the Snyder Cut’, soon after the release of Justice League in 2017.

Made on a budget of 350 million dollars, including reshoots, the movie could make only around 650 million dollars worldwide.

The new version of the DC superhero team up movie will be based on the original vision of Zack Snyder. Snyder had to leave the project midway through the production due to his daughter’s suicide and Joss Whedon, already attached as screenwriter, was brought in to finish the job.

Affleck played the role of Bruce Wayne/Batman in Justice League and its predecessor Batman v Superman. He said in a video shared by filmmaker Kevin Smith, “I’m very excited that Zack’s getting a chance to finally see his vision realized. I think it’s a great thing. I’m really excited for the fans to get to see it. And I want to say thank you to the fans because it was their enthusiasm and their passion that made it happen.”

He added, “Without fan support I don’t think it ever would have happened. I love Zack and I love his version of the movie and I look forward to everyone getting a chance to see it.”

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Irrfan Khan’s wife Sutapa shares emotional note, writes ’till we meet again’

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Updated: May 30, 2020 9:49:10 am


Irrfan Khan had passed away on April 29 this year. (Photo: Sutapa Sikdar/Facebook)

Irrfan Khan’s wife Sutapa Sikdar shared a note remembering the actor after a month of his death. Sharing photos of the Angrezi Medium actor, Sutapa wrote, “‘Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field. I’ll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass the world is too full to talk about.’ It’s just a matter of time…milenge baaten karenge…. Till we meet again.”

Irrfan passed away on April 29 after a long battle with cancer.

Earlier, Sutapa Sikdar had written a beautiful note talking about her journey with Irrfan.

“It’s difficult to explain what a wondrous, beautiful, overwhelming, painful and exciting this journey has been. I find this 2 and 1/2 years to have been an interlude, which had it’s own beginning, middle and culmination with Irrfan helming the role of the orchestra conductor, separate from the 35 years of our companionship, ours was not a marriage, it was a union,” the note read.

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Never Have I Ever brings rare voice, and a newcomer, to TV

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Published: May 30, 2020 9:01:37 am


Netflix’s Never Have I Ever series follows a first-generation Indian American teen navigating not only her culture and Hindu faith, but also raging hormones, commitment to excellence and explosive temper. (Lara Solanki/Netflix via AP)

When Mindy Kaling was growing up in the Boston area, few classmates looked like her, and her television choices ranged from angsty white teenagers to funny white teenagers.

It helps explain her latest project, the hit Netflix comedy Never Have I Ever, which follows Devi Vishwakumar, a first-generation Indian American teen navigating not only her culture and Hindu faith, but also raging hormones, commitment to excellence and explosive temper.

“Some old loser was telling me that I was too Indian,” Devi says in the show’s fourth episode. “And some other people think I’m not Indian enough, and honestly all I want to do is eat a donut.”

It’s a rarity on Western television.

Though Never Have I Ever has received mixed reviews, it has drawn wide praise for its representation of South Asians. Netflix says it’s the No. 1 most-viewed show in several countries.

“It’s about time we had a show like this,” author Jeetendr Sehdev wrote for Forbes. “For years, South Asians have been raised with next to no positive representation on U.S. television — we’ve mainly been represented as terrorists.”

Devi is played by 18-year-old Canadian newcomer Maitreyi Ramakrishnan, who got the role after being plucked from an open casting call that drew 15,000 hopefuls. Her last acting experience before landing the role was a high school play.

“It’s amazing how sometimes certain things just fall into your life,” Ramakrishnan said in a recent interview.
Ramakrishnan laughed about having to tell her parents that she sent videos of herself to people she didn’t know in Los Angeles for the casting call.

“My mom and my dad, they knew that I originally sent in the tape but I never kept them updated on it until I had to go to L.A., so that was a fun conversation to tell them that I sent in my videos to somebody in L.A. who I don’t know — just videos of myself,” she said. “It sounds a little weird. But I was explaining to my mom and my dad, ‘This is legit. This is real.’ They were like, ‘OK, let’s get this into gear. Let’s figure out how to do this right, do it properly.’”

Even though Ramakrishnan is playing a character created by Kaling and loosely based on the actor-writer’s childhood — not to mention that Kaling is her boss and a personal hero — the teen said she hasn’t felt too much pressure.
“Even on set, I never really felt nervous about it,” Ramakrishnan said. “First of all, (Mindy) never put any crazy weird pressure on me. She made it very easy and welcoming to just let me experiment and try it out. She’s very understanding.”

In fact, Ramakrishnan said she bonded with Kaling over the part. “We would have conversations about certain scenes and finding our truth within Devi together.”

Although the possibility of a second season remains unresolved, Ramakrishnan said she has been grateful for the experience and the opportunity to learn.

“I remember on the first day of filming I had to keep asking my co-star, Ramona Young, ‘What’s this rehearsal? What’s a first team? Are we a first team? What does this mean? What is that?’” she said. “And by the end of the first week I felt really confident but throughout the whole process I was always trying to constantly learn every single thing whether it was from the hair and makeup department, the camera crew, anybody that was willing to teach me anything, I just wanted to know.”

Young and another co-star, Lee Rodriguez, said they’ve been impressed by Ramakrishnan, considering she had the least amount of on-set experience of all of them.

“Her first time being in Hollywood, her first time being a lead,” Rodriguez said. “She’s doing a great job, honestly. She’s like our fearless leader right now.”

Young added: “First day she asked me what a marking rehearsal is. Now look at her.”

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Aligarh Writer Apurva Asrani Reveals he And His Gay Partner Pretended to be Cousins For 13 Years to Rent a Home in Mumbai

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Writer Apurva Asrani, known for writing and editing Manoj Bajpayee‘s Aligarh, came out as a homosexual on Twitter on Friday. The popular writer posted a picture of himself posing with his partner named Siddhant and wrote a beautiful note alongside. He revealed how after pretending to be cousins for 13 long years, they have finally bought their own home in the city. Apurva said he and his partner hid their identity for many years because they were asked to not let their neighbours know that they were a gay couple. Also Read – Film Editor And Writer Apurva Asrani Questions Akshay Kumar’s Eligibility For National Award After Calling Canada His Home

Apurva talked about normalising an LGBTQ family in India. Posting the picture of their apartment’s nameplate that read ‘Apurva and Siddhant’, the writer wrote, “For 13 years we pretended to be cousins so we could rent a home together. We were told ‘keep curtains drawn so neighbours don’t know ‘what’ you are’. We recently bought our own home. Now we voluntarily tell neighbors we are partners Two hearts. It’s time LGBTQ families are normalised too.” (sic) Also Read – Apurva Asrani slams Kangana Ranaut after another credit controversy with ‘Manikarnika’

Apurva is a national award-winning editor who was appreciated for editing a bilingual film called Snip!. He also claimed to have written Simran (2017), directed by Hansal Mehta and starring Kangana Ranaut when the actor said she changed the entire script of the film and also got the credit of being the additional script and dialogue writer. Apurva is also known for editing Satya (1998) and Shahid (2013). He also edited Zoya Akhtar’s web-series Made in Heaven (2019).

Apurva has been one of the most significant voices for the LGBTQ community in the film industry. His approach towards bettering the world and making it more inclusive also reflects in his writing, especially in Aligarh which is based on the life of a professor who’s sacked from his job on the basis of morality after it’s revealed that he’s a homosexual.





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