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Aparshakti Khurana: Finally good roles coming my way

Whether it is Dangal, Stree, Luka Chuppi?and the upcoming Jabariya Jodi -- actor-singer Aparshakti Khurana is gradually making his space in Bollywood, and making his presence count. The radio jockey-turned-actor says he had to wait patiently for the best offers to come his way.

Looking back at his journey so far, the actor told the publication: "Initially, after the success of Dangal when I hoped that a lot of offers will come my way, many a times people (casting directors) couldn't place my face for a character as they had a strong image of the village boy I played in Dangal. I think now finally good roles are coming my way."

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Recounting an incident, he said: "It was the screening of Dangal. During the interval when people came out, I asked them how did they like it. Some of them just said,
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Female Filmmakers Are a Growing Voice in India

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Female Filmmakers Are a Growing Voice in India
The Indian film industry has historically been a male-dominated one, but the winds of change are blowing across the country, albeit slowly.

Better-served than the rest of the country is the Mumbai-based Hindi-language industry, where there are several active female filmmakers including Zoya Akhtar (“Gully Boy”), Reema Kagti (“Gold”), Leena Yadav (“Rajma Chawal”), Gauri Shinde (“Dear Zindagi”), Meghna Gulzar (“Raazi”), Shonali Bose (“Margarita With a Straw”), Farah Khan (“Om Shanti Om”) and Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari (“Bareilly ki Barfi”), to name just a few.

“The new generation of young women directors is now making ad films, web series, corporate films, short fiction, documentaries and feature films, so it’s getting to be quite a level playing field,” says Priya Krishnaswamy, who works in Mumbai. Her Tamil Nadu set Tamil-language film “Baaram” is making the rounds at festivals.

Mumbai-based Yadav recalls being amused when a potential second assistant director thought working for
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Netflix India executive Swati Shetty resigns from her post

Los Angeles-based content executive will not be relocating to Mumbai.

Netflix India’s director of international originals and acquisitions, Swati Shetty, has resigned from her position.

Shetty is based in Los Angeles, from where she makes frequent trips to India, but it’s understood that her post is being relocated to Mumbai. She has made the decision to remain in Los Angeles.

Netflix is understood to be expanding its office in Mumbai as it ramps up its activities across content production and marketing.

Shetty joined Netflix in 2016 after holding positions as president of Balaji Telefilms and executive director at Walt Disney International Productions India.
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Netflix India Content Executive Swati Shetty Steps Down

Netflix India's director of international originals and acquisitions Swati Shetty has stepped down from her position at the company. Shetty joined the streaming service in 2016 soon after it launched in India and was based in L.A. with frequent trips to Mumbai.

During her tenure, she expanded the service's India content offerings via film acquisitions that included such titles as Love Per Square Foot, Lust Stories and Rajma Chawal, among others.

Last year, Netflix opened its Mumbai office, which has seen the company expanding its staff across various positions. While Netflix did not give reasons for her departure, a ...
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Anirudh and his on-screen character are two poles apart

Director Leena Yadhav’s Rajma Chawal is all set to release her film, ‘Rajma Chawal’ on Netflix today which also marks debut of a talented actor Anirudh Tanwar.

The pilot – turned – actor who plays the role of a musician shares that he does not relate much to his reel character, Kabir. He states, “The film is based on a father-son relationship. In the real life, my father and I are best friends while my character in the film is not. Hence, it was really difficult to bring the emotions out. But all thanks to Rishi (Kapoor) sir, who made me feel so comfortable that I could improvise and do my job better.’’

Anirudh and his off screen character has another dissimilarity that is their compulsion towards social media. He adds, “Kabir and Anirudh are completely different from each other. While my character loves being on social media. I am not a fan of it.
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Debutante Anirudh Tanwar finds a friend in co-star Amyra Dastur

In the current season of fresh pairings, Bollywood will see yet another sizzling pair as Amyra Dastur and debutant Anirudh Tanwar will keep the audiences hooked with their sizzling chemistry in Leena Yadav’s next ‘Rajma Chawal’. The movie Rajma Chawal is a story about family, love, loss and acceptance.

Anirudh Tanwar finds himself fortunate to be debuting opposite Amyra Dastur. The actor shares, “Amyra and me share a great chemistry because of our off-screen bond. She has been a very big support for me throughout the movie which helped me pull off the scenes in ease. Her coming with an experience in cinema came handy as she would make me understand the technical aspects. As a person, she is very crystal clear which reflects in her acting as well. I am glad, I found a friend in Amyra who is always a call away at any hour.”

Actress Amyra
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'Rajma Chawal': Film Review | Mumbai 2018

'Rajma Chawal': Film Review | Mumbai 2018
Old Delhi normally gets a bad rap in movies, which like to contrast its grungy, tumble-down buildings and loose electric cables with the wealthier, more genteel New Delhi. Rajma Chawal, directed by the versatile Leena Yadav, is instead an undisguised love letter to the narrow alleys and friendly denizens of the old city and its busy market street Chandni Chowk. Starring Rishi Kapoor as an aging businessman who’s lost his money and two cool young actors as star-crossed lovers, it’s a very Indian rom-com whose broad comedy is amusing enough but ultimately a local flavor, like the dish of ...
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Leena Yadav’s exciting Rajma Chawal stars Rishi Kapoor, Amyra Dastur and Anirudh Tanwar

Leena Yadav, who directed the critically acclaimed Parched, is all set to direct her next, Rajma Chawal, with Rishi Kapoor in the lead. The film goes on floor on November 7 in Delhi and is expected to wrap up by December-end in a start to- finish schedule. The film will revolve around a father-son duo and deals with generation gap-related conflicts.

Anirudh Tanwar debuts on screen as Rishi Kapoor’s son, director Leena Yadav says, “The idea behind the film is to illustrate how everything happens over the mobile phone today. People would rather catch up over a chat than have a proper conversation and this affects parent-children relationships. Parents are struggling to cope with technological advancements and Rishi Kapoor portrays the many shades of a father, from funny to intense. Anirudh has trained at Lee Strasberg theatre and film institute and is a perfect fit. I’ve wanted to work
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