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Parineeti Chopra-starrer ‘The Girl On The Train’ secures OTT release

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The Parineeti Chopra-starrer murder mystery The Girl On The Train will ditch theatrical release, and opening directly on a streaming service.

Directed by Ribhu Dasgupta, the Bollywood film will premiere on Netflix on February 26. The film was due to release theatrically in May 2020, but got pushed due to the Covid pandemic.

“I always wanted to explore this genre and loved this unique story. There is plenty to relate to both in terms of the emotions and mysteries that I was able to delve into in this thriller — rejection, loneliness, voyeurism, daily commutes on which we see and don’t see things,” Ribhu said.

“It was an extremely fruitful experience working on the film. (I) Hope the audience will be as excited watching ‘The Girl On The Train’ as I was making it,” he added.

The film is an official Hindi remake of the Hollywood thriller The Girl On The Train, which is based on Paula Hawkins’ 2015 bestseller of the same name. The Hollywood version by Tate Taylor featured Emily Blunt in the lead role.

The film follows the story of Meera (Parineeti), who fixates on the perfect lives of a couple from afar, during her daily train commutes. One day, she witnesses something out of the ordinary that shocks her. It also stars Aditi Rao Hydari, Kirti Kulhari and Avinash Tiwary.

“‘The Girl On The Train’ marks our first film collaboration with Netflix, with many more to come! We are very excited about this suspense thriller, Ribhu’s directorial sensibilities and the extremely talented cast,” said Shibasish Sarkar, Group Chief Executive Officer, Reliance Entertainment.

“We are thrilled to bring ‘The Girl On The Train’ to our members in India and around the world. We want to be the home for the most entertaining films in the country,” said Pratiksha Rao of Netflix.

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Actress Nushrratt Bharuccha’s sultry Saturday vibes

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Nushrratt Bharuccha spent Saturday sending out sultry vibes to fans on social media. The actress posted pictures on Instagram Stories where she aces the style game.

In one image, she poses in a short two piece outfit paired with heels and messy hair. To add an element of mystique to oomph, she doesn’t show her face in the image.

“Work in Progress,” she wrote on the picture.

In another picture, which seems to be a moment from a recent photoshoot, she is flaunts her toned legs while posing on a chair.

“Just a casual Saturday,” she wrote.

The actress was seen in “Chhalaang”. She has Omung Kumar’s “Janhit Mein Jaari” and “Hurdang” in the pipeline, and also stars in the horror film “Chhorii”.

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Actress Kajol: Understood my mother after I had my daughter

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Bollywood star Kajol cherishes her special bond with her mother, veteran actress Tanuja, and says she truly understood her only after she had a daughter. The actress says she realised her mother’s sacrifices after having her duaghter Nysa.

“I only understood my mother after I had my daughter. I always loved my mother, always admired her and thought she was amazing. But after I had my daughter, I remember calling up my mother and having this whole crying conversation with her, and telling her that ‘I know how much you love me today’,” Kajol told IANS.

Recalling the conversation, Kajol continued: “At that time, I understood how much she loved me. I told her ‘Today, I understand what all you gave up for me, how you felt about everything in life just because you had me in it and how everything changed for you’.”

“And also how much effort she put into being my mom. I got it only after I had my own daughter. I realised what it took to bring up a child. My respect for my mother went up 100 notches after that. Her entire life played out in front of me, and her entire life took on a completely different meaning after that,” added the actress, who gave birth to Nysa in 2003.

Kajol, who also has a sister Tanisha, says her mother was always real and clear with them.

“My mom was very real with us. When she couldn’t do something, she just couldn’t do it. She was not apologetic about it,” she noted.

The actress continued: “She was like ‘Baby, I am working. I will not be able to manage this’. I remember her refusing films, because we were going to be on a holiday. She said, ‘I’m sorry, I will not be able to work in the month of April and May because my children are on holiday, and I promised them that I will be with them’.”

“I remember how valuable we were to her… Just the fact that we mattered the most to her. She made us believe it with our whole hearts. I think that is what mothering is about,” added Kajol, who also has a son, Yug, with husband Ajay Devgn.

Kajol is back on the screen, this time on OTT. The actress has made her digital debut with the film, “Tribhanga: Tedhi Medhi Crazy”. It is a family dr