Entertainment: Priyanka snubs troll with a Kickass reply

Priyanka, who is the UNICEF global goodwill ambassador, has been documenting her visit to Amman, which hosts 1,80,000 Syrian refugees

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Photo courtesy: Twitter

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Priyanka Chopra is currently in Jordan on a visit for UNICEF and has been interacting with children from Syria. On her maiden visit to a Syrian refugee camp in the Jordanian capital of Amman, she was appalled by their plight and said the world should be inspired by their resilience.

Meanwhile, Ravindra Gautam tried to troll Priyanka for her international work with UNICEF and questioned her initiatives.

Priyanka Chopra is outspoken and is known to give it back to trolls, she wrote:

Priyanka, who is the UNICEF global goodwill ambassador, has been documenting her visit to Amman, which hosts 1,80,000 Syrian refugees, on Instagram. She shared her interactions with refugee kids, who are desperately seeking normalcy in their lives.

More than 5 million people have fled war-torn Syria since the civil war began in 2011 and have taken shelter in neighbouring countries like Lebanon, Iraq, Egypt, Turkey as well as Jordan.

Anurag Kashyap's Zoo to premiere at Busan Film Fest

Photo by Manoj Verma/Hindustan Times via Getty Images
Photo by Manoj Verma/Hindustan Times via Getty Images
File photo of Anurag Kashyap

Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap’s next production Zoo, which stars Shweta Tripathi, will have its world premiere at the Busan Film Festival.

The film, directed by Shlok Sharma, has been selected for ‘A window on Asian Cinema’ category at the film festival. Zoo has been entirely shot on iPhone 6.

In the movie, Shweta plays the role of a young teenager by the name of Misha Mehta, who blames herself for an accident that happened a few years ago and finds herself trapped in her house to escape her emotions. She finds solace in drugs.

“I always wanted to be a part of films which matter and being rewarded by getting recognition from a festival like Busan is something I as an actor work for primarily. I always wanted to be part of experimental cinema and this film gives me exactly that,” said Shweta.

Musicians are winners, not losers, says AR Rahman

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Photo courtesy: Instagram
AR Rahman with Sridevi 

Filmmakers usually show the rags to riches story in biopics of sports personalities, but music maestro AR Rahman says he fails to understand why musicians are often depicted as losers on the big screen.

Rahman feels people are only interested in making biopics on the musicians, who have led a tragic life.

“I think people are interested to do biopics on failed people or failed musicians who die of poverty or drug addiction,” said Rahman.

“Even abroad if you look at Inside ‘Llewyn Davis’, the Coen brothers movie, it is all about how a guy fails, is disillusioned, is a drug addict, and gets thrown out of the house. So, that perception has to go. Musicians are not losers, they are winners,” he said.

He says if he ever has the opportunity to make a biopic on someone from the world of music, he would choose to bring Bismillah Khan and Ravi Shankar’s life on celluloid.

“There are many people (from the world of music on whom a biopic can be made) but the problem is you can't replicate what the person did. Like Bismillah Khan saab, you can't have a shehnai player like him, you can use the recording. Also a biopic on Ravi Shankar, they are celebrated Bharat Ratnas,” Rahman added.

Meanwhile, the Oscar-winning musician has been roped in to compose the music for the biopic on Bruce Lee, which is being directed by Academy Award nominated filmmaker Shekhar Kapur.

“It is a challenge as Shekhar expects a lot. I am looking forward to it.”

According to reports, the film will be a contemporary dramatisation of the 1950s Hong Kong social and political forces that made Bruce Lee a famous martial arts star and a modern day philosopher.

With inputs from PTI

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Published: 12 Sep 2017, 5:35 PM