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I don’t take credit for ‘Marjaavaan’: Filmmaker Nikkhil Advani

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Producer-filmmaker Nikkhil Advani would not like to take credit for “Marjaavan”. He said it is a film by Milap Zaveri, who loves to make mass entertainers.

“I cannot take credit for ‘Marjaavaan’. It is entirely Milap’s (Zaveri) film because I don’t make such films. At the trailer launch of ‘Marjaavaan’, too, I said I don’t want to take credit for this film because it is Milap’s conviction. He believes in certain kind of audience and certain kind of films. I still make films like ‘Batla House’ and ‘Airlift’. So, Milap loves audiences and I love telling stories — that’s the difference between us. I think it is completely his victory,” said Advani, while interacting with the media at the special screening of the web series named ‘Out Of Love’ on Wednesday in Mumbai.

“Marjaavaan” collected Rs 7 crore on the day one of release and managed a first-weekend collection of Rs 17.39 crore.

Advani insisted “Marjaavaan” was a mass entertainer, not meant for critics or people who liked intelligent cinema. “I think the most important reviews are reviews of the public. There are people who have 10, 20 and 50 whatsapp groups where they have posted their own reviews of the film. I feel reviews of so-called reviewers don’t matter because the public is reviewing everything now.”

Nikkhil Advani is collaborating with Arjun Kapoor and Rakul Preet Singh for an untitled cross-border-romantic story. Talking about the film, Advani said: “The release date of the film is also finalised. We haven’t announced it yet. There are two to three names we are discussing. I have decided we will put all the three names on the poster and then we will see which is the best one for its title. It’s a very special film, being made by my assistant Kaashvi Nair. She has worked with me for nine years. She is (filmmaker) Shashilal Nair’s daughter.”

Advani added, about his upcoming film: “It’s a complete family entertainer. It’s in the space of films like ‘Badhaai Ho’, ‘Luka Chuppi’, ‘Tanu Weds Manu’ and ‘Shubh Mangal Saavdhan’.”

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Actor Sooraj Pancholi: I have never met, spoken to Disha Salian in my life

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Actor Sooraj Pancholi has denounced reports claiming his connection with Disha Salian, the former manager of late actor Sushant Singh Rajput. Sooraj said claimed he has never met or spoken to Disha in his life, in a social media post.

On Instagram, Sooraj slammed a media report that connected him to Disha, and also ran a picture of him with a girl mentioned as Disha Salian.

In a strong-worded post, Sooraj clarified that the girl in the picture was not Disha but a friend of his named Anushri Gaur.

He shared a snapshot of one such erroneous report along with the real picture.

Alongside the post, he wrote: “Is this the media we are supposed to trust?? That girl in the picture which was clicked in 2016 is not “Disha Salian” that is my friend @agaur21 (Anushri Gaur) who doesn’t even live in India.”

“Please stop brainwashing people and PLEASE stop harassing me and dragging me into this ! Start being responsible of your actions as it can ruin someone’s life!”

He added: “I have said this before and I’m saying it again “I have never met or spoken to Disha Salian in my life. I’ve had enough.”

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Sushant case: Bihar Police team returns to Patna from Mumbai

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The four-member Bihar Police team which was in Mumbai to investigate the alleged suicide case of actor Sushant Singh Rajput returned to Patna on Thursday.

The team will submit its report to Patna’s Superintendent of Police Upendra Sharma.

The police team arrived at Patna Airport on Thursday afternoon.

However, they refused to speak to the media but said that despite the adverse circumstances they have collected whatever evidence they could lay their hands on in the case.

The Bihar Police team had gone to Mumbai on July 27 after Sushant Singh’s father K.K. Singh filed a complaint on July 25 at the Rajiv Nagar police station in Patna, against Sushant’s girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty.

After this, Patna city SP Vinay Tiwari was also sent to Mumbai. However, he was quarantined there and is yet to return.

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B-Town, small screen world mourn demise of Samir Sharma

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The sudden demise of TV actor Samir Sharma has shocked the film and television industry.

From Varun Dhawan, Sidharth Malhotra and Karanvir Bohra, a slew of members from film and TV industry posted on social media to express grief over Sameer’s death.

Taking to Instagram Stories, Sidharth posted a still from his film “Hasee Toh Phasee”. In the image, we can see Sidharth with Samir.

“Really sad and unfortunate,” Sidharth wrote.

Varun Dhawan posted a picture of Sameer on Instagram Stories and wrote: “#RipSameerSharma.”

Samir allegedly ended his life by committing suicide. He was 44. He was found hanging on Wednesday night from the kitchen ceiling of his residence in Malad West.

“What is happening to people, why why why are they doing this…. Rest in peace brother,” Karanvir tweeted.

Actress Sanaya Irani, who worked with Samir in TV show ” Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doo?”, found the news “heartbreaking”.

“Rip Sameer. This is so heartbreaking,” Sanaya wrote on Instagram Stories.

Kritika Kamra tweeted: “I hope they let you rest in peace Sameer Sharma.”

“Rest in peace#SameerSharma,” Gautam Rode tweeted while paying condolences to him.

Samir Sharma had worked in several hit shows, including “Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii” and “Yeh Rishtey Hain Pyaar Ke”.

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