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STR Says He’s Neither Against Nor For Demonetisation, Protests Break Out In Mumbai & Gujarat Against Padmavati, Prakash Raj Does Not Like Film Stars Joining Politics, And Other News

Actor Silambarasan (Or STR Or Simbu) in Vaalu Stills

STR On Demonestisation Anthem: I’m Not Against Or For It

The ‘Demonetisation Anthem’ sung by Silambarasan (STR) for Tharom Thookrom has created quite a stir, with police stationed at the actor’s residence on Saturday. The song features visuals of people waiting in long queues, with the catchphrase ‘no cash’, taking a dig at demonetisation, GST, Kamal Haasan and Rajinikanth. “I had just rendered my voice and it is not even my movie. It is a fun song, and is a part of the film. Police had provided security as a precaution. I am not against, or for anything,” the actor told The Hindu.

Anushka Shetty Rejects Karan Johar’s Offer In Bollywood

Anushka Shetty at Kanika Dhillon's The Dance of Durga Book Launch

Anushka Shetty has reportedly rejected a Hindi film that was offered to her by Bollywood director Karan Johar. Reports sugges that the actress rejected the offer since she was not happy with the role. Ever since Baahubali, several filmmakers in Bollywood have been trying to rope in the actress for their projects. She had earlier rejected a role in Imtiaz Ali’s Tamaasha. Currently, she is filming the thriller Bhaagamathie, whose first-look came out on her birthday, November 7.

I Don’t Like Film Stars Joining Politics: Prakash Raj

While addressing a press conference today in Bengaluru, actor Prakash Raj made it clear that he isn’t too keen on having film stars as politicians. “I’m not joining any political party. I don’t like actors coming into politics as they have their fan followers and they should be aware of the responsibilities towards their fans. Film stars coming to politics is a disaster to my country.”

On the row over national anthem being played at cinemas, Prakash Raj said: “I don’t think someone should stand in cinema hall and show his or her patriotism.”

Protests In Mumbai & Gujarat Against Padmavati

Protests broke out in Mumbai and Gujarat, with the protesters vehemently against the depiction of Rani Padmavati in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmavati. They demanded that the film shouldn’t be released. 

The Mumbai Police have so far detained 15 members of the Akhand Rajputana Seva Sangh while they were protesting.

In Gujarat, the Rajput Community, Vishwa Hindu Parishad, Bajarang Dal and Karni Sena held a joint protest against the film.

Currently, the makers have agreed to show the film to anyone doubting its content, but only after approval from the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC).

Alibaba founder Jack Ma  releases the trailer of his film

Credits: CNNMoney

Alibaba’s founder Jack Ma unveiled the trailer of his debut film, Gong Shou Dao at the company’s Global Shopping Festival on November 10. The film,which is about the martial art form, Tai Chi, has the founder of Alibaba as a Tai Chi master.

Jack Ma unveiled the trailer of the film, which is directed by Wen Zhang,  along with Hollywood actress Nicole Kidman. 

The film has been produced by celebrated Chinese film actor and martial artist, Jet Li, and is directed by the Chinese actor Wen Zhang.

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