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Bombay HC On Padmavati Row: Attacks On Artistic Freedom Are ‘Distressing’; Chennai International Film Festival To Start From December 14

Sheril’s ‘Jimmiki Kammal‘ Second Most Watched Video On YouTube India

The ‘Jimmiki Kammal‘ song from Mohanlal’s film Velipaadinte Pusthakam went viral early in the year. While the song was composed by Shaan Rahman and sung by Vineeth Sreenivasan, Renjith Unni, we mostly owe a young Accounts teacher from the Indian School of Commerce (Kochi) credit for making it go viral. Sheril G Kadavan’s flash mob-style representation of the song is reportedly the second most watched video on YouTube India in 2017.

Kangana Ranaut Speaks Up For Padmavati

Actress Kangana Ranaut, who has been keeping a low profile ever since the release of her film Simran, refused to sign a petition circulated by Shabana Azmi that draws attention towards the threats faced by Padmavati actress Deepika Padukone. Kangana, however, said that it is absolutely wrong that Deepika has issued threats.

“I feel we should not attack individuals, we should attack patriarchy and chauvinism. For individuals, we can call them out and say whatever you are doing is not right,” said Kangana.


Shahid Kapoor, who plays Raja Ratan Singh in Padmavati, thanked his Rangoon co-star Kangana for supporting the film and further said, “I don’t think creative people should be scared because you can’t create if you are constricted. You can’t create unless you feel liberated and open, and I think art is a reflection of society at large.”

Meanwhile, on the Padmavati controversy, the Bombay High Court said that the country has come to a situation where people cannot voice their opinions.

“In which other country do you see threats given to artists and performers? It is distressing to know that a person makes a feature film and several people work tirelessly towards it, but is not able to release the film because of continued threats. What have we come to?” said Justice Dharmadhikari, according to PTI.

Anil Kapoor Joins Race 3 Cast

Actor Anil Kapoor has joined the cast of Race 3 starring Salman Khan and Jacqueline Fernandez. Anil Kapoor had earlier played a pivotal part in the previous installments of the franchise.

Chennai International Film Festival To Start From December 14


The 15th edition of the Chennai International Film Festival is all set to start from December 14. Fifteen Tamil films, including Vikram Vedha, Aramm, Magalir Mattum, Taramani and Thupparivalan will be fighting for the Best Film title.

Indian Panorama section of CIFF 2017 will have Newton, Village Rockstars and many other regional films.

Lokesh Kumar’s My Son is Gay will have a special screening.