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On R-Day, Kamal Haasan makes a global pitch for khadi

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Megastar and Makkal Needhi Maiam founder Kamal Haasan says khadi, the banner of India’s freedom struggle, not only represents Indianness, but also is a fabric for all seasons. He maintains that it has the potential to re-connect with people and all it would take for it to happen is a good idea to cultivate this affinity.

The actor was speaking on the sidelines of the launch of his clothing line named ‘KH House of Khaddar’, which went live on the occasion of the 73rd Republic Day. Breaking the stereotype around the fabric, he says, “Our first collection is not pompous. It answers questions like ‘What can khadi do for style and fashion?’ It can do all that linen can, and much more.”

Recalling the launch of the label in Chicago in Fall 2021, he said: “It is the Windy City and the temperature there can turn icy, but I could walk down the streets in a three-piece khadi outfit, and its warmth held me up. I do believe khadi is a textile for all seasons.”

Commenting on the launch, Amritha Ram, designer and creative head of KH House of Khaddar, said: “I want to make sure that alongside presenting the designed element that would put KH House of Khaddar on the global map, we as a brand send out the message that we comprehensively take care of the three dimensions of sustainability: Economic Development, Social Development and Environmental Protection. That is my dream for Khadi.”

Talking about what separates khadi from others, Ram said; “The fluidity of the fabric! One can groom the fabric the way one wants to. It is raw, beautiful and all natural.”

The idea behind KH House of Khaddar is both to create a clothing line that flaunts khadi as a textile and to contribute to the uplift of the country’s handloom weavers.

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Anushka is not having an easy time on ‘Chakda Xpress’ prep

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Anushka Sharma, who is currently sweating it out on the field for her upcoming film ‘Chakda Xpress’, recently shared her ordeal, courtesy the physical training for the film.

The actress shared a selfie from the downtime of her practice session on the story section of her Instagram. The selfie showed her in a white T-shirt with her hair tied at the back.

She wrote on the picture, “Kaash bachpan mein kuch toh cricket khela hota toh aaj haalat aise na hoti (I wish I had played some cricket in my childhood, perhaps then I would not have suffered like this today).”

‘Chakda Xpress’, directed by Prosit Roy, is based on the life of Jhulan Goswami, who became the second Indian woman cricketer to receive the Padma Shri in 2012.

The film marks Anushka’s comeback to acting after four years.

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Kamal Haasan to promote ‘Vikram’ in Hyderabad

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Kamal Haasan’s intense action entertainer ‘Vikram’ directed by Lokesh Kanagaraj is due for release on June 3 and Kamal is preparing to promote the film in a big way in Hyderabad.

Kamal Haasan was personally invited by Nithiin’s father to promote the upcoming action-drama in Hyderabad, which is being produced by actor Nithiin’s production banner Sreshth Movies.

The makers have yet to reveal the details of the upcoming massive event, which will be attended by Kamal Haasan and the ‘Vikram’ team. They’ll be expected to promote the film and interact with Telugu media about the most-anticipated film.

The theatrical trailer for the film was released a few days ago, and the response has been phenomenal. The action-packed trailer has piqued the interest of moviegoers, who are eagerly anticipating the release.

Vijay Sethupathi and Fahadh Faasil played pivotal roles in the film, which also stars Suriya Siva Kumar from ‘Jai Bheem’ in a small but pivotal role.

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Kamal Haasan’s new movie ‘Vikram’ gets U/A certificate

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Tamil superstar and politician Kamal Haasan’s latest movie ‘Vikram’ directed by Lokesh Kanagaraj has got a U/A certificate from the Censor Board.

The film, which is one of the most anticipated movies of 2022 has Vijay Sethupathi and Fahad Fazil playing major roles along with Kamal Haasan. Tamil actor Suriya is playing a cameo role. The movie kickstarted its promotion by releasing the trailer on May 19.

Lokesh Kanagaraj who has directed the movie is a popular Tamil director with movies like ‘Kaithi’, and ‘Master’ starring Karthik and Vijay were super duper hits.

The director has tweeted that ‘Vikram’ got the U/A certificate from the Censor Board.

Kamal Haasan had announced at the Cannes Film Festival 2022 that the movie will be in Non-Fungible Token (NFT) and is on the Metaverse platform.

‘Vikram’ is an action thriller and is expected to hit the screens on June 3.

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