Entertainment: Twitterati hits at Rishi, he slams Anurag Basu
Veteran actor slammed Anurag Basu for the failure of film Jagga Jasoos, while he himself was trolled on Twitter for a comment on Indian women cricket team
The controversy-king Rishi Kapoor’s latest tweet on Indian women cricket team hasn’t gone well with Twitterati. Ahead of ICC Women’s World Cup 2017, Rishi Kapoor wished the Indian team and wrote:
He was referring to the match which was played at Lords, where Indian Captain Sourav Ganguly famously took off his shirt and waved it to fans after India won the series in 2002.
Users found Rishi’s tweet offensive and sexist and he was trolled for his comments.
After getting badly trolled, he tweeted again to clarify that he did not mean that the Indian Women Skipper should take off her shirt instead wished the team success:
Meanwhile, Rishi has blamed director Anurag Basu for the failure of Ranbir’s film Jagga Jasoos. In an interview with Mid-Day, Rishi Kapoor slammed Anurag and music composer Pritam. He said, “Till Wednesday, Anurag Basu was still mixing the film. Can you imagine that? Pritam probably delivered the music only a week before. What can you say? You (here, Basu) don’t take an opinion from anybody. Today’s filmmakers are doing this with everybody. They don’t show their films before release to take opinions, and treat it as though they’re making a nuclear bomb. He’s such an irresponsible director that he doesn't complete the film. It was supposed to release three times in the past two years, but it kept getting delayed.”
Jagga Jasoos was released on 14 July. The film grossed a little under ₹5.75 crore net in its second weekend. Made on reportedly a massive budget of ₹110 crores, the film has managed to earn ₹45 crores so far.
Dutt’s biopic is not a propaganda to portray him as God: Ranbir
Actor Ranbir Kapoor, who plays Dutt in the upcoming biopic on Sanjay Dutt says, the film will deal with both the highs and lows of the actor's life.
Ranbir says Dutt has been very gracious in providing insights about his life story in an honest way for the biopic being helmed by Rajkumar Hirani.
“He hasn't been a hypocrite about it (his life). So it’s not a propaganda film trying to portray him as God or something. We are trying to show a very human side of Sanjay Dutt, his perils, his downfall, his will to fight, his time in jail, terrorism charges, his drug phase, how he handled his mother’s death two days before the release of his debut film and his relationship with his father. These were human conflicts in his life. He is such a relevant person even today. He is so much loved even today. He is controversial. But when you have Rajkumar Hirani as the director and Abhijat Joshi as the writer and the character like Sanjay Dutt, you are somewhere cushioned,” said Ranbir
From getting into the skin of the character to getting the body language right, the Jagga Jasoos star had to put in a lot of hard work to get every aspect of Dutt correct.
The film also features Manisha Koirala as late Nargis Dutt, Paresh Rawal as Sunil Dutt and Dia Mirza as Dutt’s present wife Manyata.
Big B’s UNICEF ambassadorship extends
Megastar Amitabh Bachchan’s ambassadorship for UNICEF has been extended for another two years. Bachchan, who had served as UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador for Polio in India, took to Twitter to share the news.
In his blogpost, he shared, “There is the Unicef... The UN Ambassadorship getting extended for another two years to work for the cause of the MR inoculation. MR not as in mister, but measles and rubella infections.”
The World Health Organisation also appointed Bachchan as its goodwill ambassador for hepatitis in South-East Asia region to boost awareness and intensify action to arrest the epidemic.
The 74-year-old veteran actor has been supporting and promoting various health and related issues in the country such as childhood immunisation programme, tuberculosis and Clean India campaign.
With inputs from PTI