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Flix News: Johnny Depp Gets Paid For 'Fantastic Beasts 3', Mallika Sherawat Praises Kamala Harris, 'Laxmii' Breaks 'Dil Bechara's Record

BP World Bureau | Nov 11 2020 11:40:06 AM
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Johnny Depp To Get Paid For 'Fantastic Beasts 3' Despite Departure

Hollywood actor Johnny Depp will get paid fully for his role in 'Fantastic Beasts 3' despite his recent departure. 

After losing his libel case against 'The Sun', Johnny Depp announced his decision to resign from the 'Fantastic Beasts' films as per the request from Warner Bros. 

He will be paid because the shooting for the film began on September 20 during his trial in the United Kingdom. 

There was no morality clause in Depp's contract which waives the fee, therefore the studio is obliged to pay him.

The next 'Fantastic Beasts' film will be released in 2022, written by JK Rowling and directed by David Yates. 

'Harry Potter' fans have been calling for his resignation since he was accused of domestic violence by ex-wife Amber Heard. 

However, there are bigger calls for the ending of the series because of the actor Ezra Miller's assault case and JK Rowling's transphobic views. 

Added to that, fans argued that the series itself lost its attraction due to the plot points and departure from the HP timeline. 

Read: Flix News: Johnny Depp Out Of 'Fantastic Beasts', Milind Soman Booked For Nude Pic, Ananya Pandey's Dream Role 

Mallika Sherawat Praised Kamala Harris 

Bollywood actress Mallika Sherawat praised vice-president-elect Kamala Harris and further revealed details of their meeting during the prep of a film in 2011. 

She said that Kamala not only gave her ‘great advice’ but also made her feel comfortable as someone in a foreign country.

Sherawat played a character modeled on US Vice President-elect Kamala Harris in 'Politics Of Love.'

Kamala Harris created history on Saturday to become the first woman and person of colour to be elected to the position of Vice President of the United States.

Read: US Elections: Donald Trump-To-Joe Biden Handoff Stalls, Sudarsan Pattnaik's Tribute To Biden-Harris

'Laxmii' Breaks 'Dil Bechara's Record As The Biggest Opening On Hotstar

Akshay Kumar's newly released horror-comedy film 'Laxmii' has broken ''Dil Bechara's record to become the biggest opening of a film released on OTT platform, Disney+Hotstar.

Co-starring Kiara Advani, 'Laxmii' featured Kumar as a ghostbuster who gets possessed by a transgender ghost.

The film faced calls for a boycott from the RW group because it was earlier named 'Laxmmi Bomb' by saying that it disrespected Hindu deity. The film was renamed 'Laxmii.' 

Added to that, the film was also condemned for the stereotyping of trans people. 

Read: Twinkle Khanna Writes About Boycott Calls Against 'Laxmii' 

Govt Order Brings Online News Portals, Content Providers Under Control 

Government-issued an order bringing online news portals and content providers under the Information and Broadcasting Ministry. Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said that the government will not try to curb media freedom but there should be regulation on over-the-top platforms (OTT) like there is for the print and electronic media as well as films.