Dhanush’s Hollywood Debut Film Attracts Lot Of Buyers
Comedy-adventure film The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir starring Dhanush, Berenice Bejo, Barkhad Abdi, Erin Moriarty and Abel Jafri is currently quite popular among buyers. According to Variety.com, Sony Pictures Releasing Intl. acquired the film for France and the UK in July. Before AFM, TF1 Intl pre-sold the film to Italy (Notorious), Spain (A Contracorriente), Australia (Icon), Japan (Tohokushinsha Film Corp.), Poland (Best Film), Greece (Odeon), Israel (Lev Cinema), Turkey (Yeni Film), Portugal (Lusomundo), AQS (Czech Republic and Slovakia) and Falcon (Middle East).
Dhanush plays a character called Ajatashatru, a street magician in the film. The movie is based on Romain Puertolas’ bestselling novel The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir Who Got Trapped in an Ikea Wardrobe which came out in 2014. It tells the story of a pilgrimage taken by a conman from India to an IKEA store in Paris.
Kevin Spacey’s Brother Alleges The Siblings Endured Abuse From Father
Kevin Spacey’s brother, Randall Fowler, has said that their father, Thomas Geoffrey Fowler, was a neo-Nazi who sexually abused him during his childhood. Speaking to The Daily Mail, Fowler said that along with their older sister Julie, he and Spacey shared a brutal upbringing in a ‘house of horrors’ dominated by their ultra right wing, perverted sadist of a father.
“Neither of us had a chance growing up with two such damaged parents. I went through three marriages and 40 affairs,” he said. Their father, Thomas Geoffrey Fowler, joined the American Nazi Party when Spacey and his brother were just boys. He trimmed his mustache to resemble Adolf Hitler and he regularly whipped and raped his eldest son, Randall Fowler.
Fowler’s comments come soon after Spacey apologised to Anthony Repp for molesting him when he was 14. The actor also announced that he’s coming out as a gay man, making his apology appear pointless.
Shatrughan Sinha On Mersal Controversy
Former actor and BJP leader Shatrughan Sinha has extended his support to Vijay’s film Mersal, which had some controversial dialogues about GST and the Digital India programme. He says people should support the movie and not remain defensive about the “perfectly legitimate issue”.
“Why are we so defensive about a perfectly legitimate issue that has been raised in the Tamil film regarding healthcare and the GST? As entertainers and actors with powerful voices we have a certain duty towards the public to make them aware of socio-political issues,” Sinha, who’s is a BJP member of Parliament from Patna, said.
He added: “Why is it such a crime if Vijay who is a very powerful Tamil actor, reminds us that the poor in our country desperately need healthcare?”
Elli AvRam And Shibani Dandekar To Play Lisa Haydon’s Role In Queen Remake
Elli AvRam has been cast in the Tamil and Kannada remakes of Hindi entertainer Queen, while Shibani Dandekar has been zeroed in for the Telugu and Malayalam versions. The producer says they will lend “freshness” to the movies.
Producer Manu Kumaran said in a statement: “We have made several changes to the script and the films are going to be different in each language. We had planned on Amy Jackson initially, but it became clear that the character demanded a specific look and feel. Elli AvrRam and Shibani Dandekar will bring the much required freshness to the movies.”
Rekha Gives Rs 2.5 Crores To Raebareli
Veteran Bollywood actress and Rajya Sabha member Rekha has given Rs 2.5 crore from her MPLAD funds to Raebareli, the parliamentary constituency of Congress president Sonia Gandhi, an official said on Wednesday.
The funds are being used for construction of roads, supply of water and putting up of new transformers for better electricity supply.
According to a source close to the Congress president and looking after her work in Rae Bareli, it is not unusual for any Rajya Sabha MP to give funds to the constituency of his or her choice.
Santhosh Sivan Releases The Poster Of His Film With Mammootty
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Santhosh Sivan released the title poster of his period adventure based on the legendary seaman Kunjali Marakkar. Kunjali Marakkar was the title given to the Muslim naval chief of the Zamorin (Samoothiri), Hindu king of Calicut during the 16th Century. The film is being bankrolled by August Cinemas. More announcements will be made soon.
(with inputs from IANS)
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