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Curtain Raiser – July 9, 2016

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From A Flying Jatt to AK57, here’s a quick roundup on what’s bright and shining in the world of cinema today.

Signed

Rehearsals for Jyothika’s next with director Bramma have begun.

Ajith Kumar’s next will be produced by Sathya Jyothi Films.

KV Anand will direct Vijay Sethupathi and Madonna Sebastian in an AGS production.

Bojack Horseman creator Raphael Bob-Waksberg has been signed to re-write the Lego Movie Sequel.

Releases, Releases

A Flying Jatt’s teaser promises extravagent action sequences and a seriously blingy superhero costume.

Daniel Radcliffe infiltrates a Neo Nazi group in Imperium.

Spotlight

Kapil Sharma’s latest ad campaign for a mobile phone manufacturer takes English language chauvinism to task.

Newsworthy

Star Trek co-writer and cast member Simon Pegg responded to George Takei’s criticism of ‘retrofitting’ Sulu as gay by saying that a new character would amount to tokenism.”I loved the idea of it being someone we already knew because the audience have a pre-existing opinion of that character as a human being, unaffected by any prejudice. Their sexual orientation is just one of many personal aspects, not the defining characteristic.”

Re-View

Kasaba takes a beaten to death path of gaudy machismo.

Heard On The Street

Mahesh Babu’s next with AR Murugadoss is looking for a female lead. Parineeti Chopra has backed out of the deal and the makers are reportedly hoping Rakul Preet Singh will pair up with Mahesh.

Let Them Eat Cake!

Anuradha Sriram, Sangeetha Bijlani, Sanjeev Kumar, and Tom Hanks will all turn a year older today!

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