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Flix News: Swara Reacts To Paris Beheading, Muralidharan On His Biopic, Kabir Khan On '83 Release

BP World Bureau | Oct 17 2020 11:54:53 AM
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Swara Bhaskar Reacts To Gruesome Paris Beheading Incident

Bollywood actress Swara Bhaskar reacted to the gruesome incident in Paris where a teacher was beheaded for showing cartoon pictures of the prophet Mohammed.

Apart from Bhaskar, Shruti Seth also reacted to the incident. French President Emmanuel Macron visited the spot and said that it was indeed a religious extremist attack.

Kabir Khan Says '83 Will Come In Theatres Only

Filmmaker Kabir Khan said that his upcoming film '83 will be released in theatres and not directly on OTT platforms because it is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. 

He added that the film is designed for the big-screen and people should be able to have that cinematic experience. 

Ranveer Singh will be seen in "83" as the iconic Kapil Dev who led the WorldCup winning Indian cricket team. Deepika Padukone will play his wife Romi. Padukone also co-produced the film. 


Muttiah Muralitharan Weighs In On Biopic Row

Sri Lankan cricket legend Muttiah Muralitharan broke his silence on the ongoing controversy related to his biopic '800.' 

He asked if it was his fault that he is born into an Indian-origin Tamil family. His race was the worst affected when civil war broke out in Sri Lanka but he managed to get into the cricket team despite that. 

About the biopic, he said that when producers presented him with the idea, he was reluctant at first. But then he wanted the world to know about the role of his parents, teachers, coaches, and co-players in his success.

Vijay Sethupati will essay the role of Muralidharan in the film. 

Tamilians are boycotting the film because of the alleged support of Muralidhara for the Sri Lankan government that was responsible for the genocide of Sri Lankan Tamils or Tamil Eelam. 

Twitterati trended #ShameOnVijay Sethupati and accused Muralidharan of betraying his own race. 

He also slammed the media for misconstruing his words. For example, when he said in a 2019 interview that 2009 was the happiest year of his life, the media reported that 'the year Tamilians were slaughtered was the happiest year of his life.' 


Nawazuddin Siddiqui's Estranged Wife Records Statement

Bollywood actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui's estranged wife Aaliya recorded her statement under section 164 of the CrPC (recording of confessions and statements) in connection to her complaint against husband and family. 

She had also appeared before the POCSO (Protection of Children from Sexual Offences) court to give her statement. She said that his brother Saifuddin had molested a family member of hers in 2012. 

Sara Gurpal Voices Against Her Eviction From 'Bigg Boss 14'

Punjabi singer Sara Gurpal was the first person to be evicted from the 'Bigg Boss' house in the 14th season.

She was ejected by the three seniors- Gauahar Khan, Hina Khan, and Sidharth Shukla. 

She told the media that she is proud of her journey but her ejection was unfair. 

Sara added that she would be happier if it was the audience who voted her out instead of the seniors. 

The audience themselves condemned this decision by 'Bigg Boss' because it was the public who voted out the least favourite contestant. 


Sia Defends Johnny Depp In Case Against Ex-Wife Amber Heard

Singer Sia defended Hollywood star Johnny Depp in his much-publicized case against ex-wife Amber Heard for defamation. 

The singer said that she heard the tapes which recorded Amber taunting Depp for "being a victim" and she admitted to being physically abusive.

Johnny Depp was accused of domestic violence in 2016 for which Heard received a restraint order. 

They divorced in 2017 and Heard donated the settlement to charity.