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Entertainment & Promotional Features I RAJASTHAN, SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2019, 4 PAGES JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJRAJASTHAN JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ twitter.com/htshowbiz www.hindustantimes.com www.facebook.com/htcity instagram.com/htcity www.youtube.com/user/ht Arrange marriage is a big no-no: says Kriti Sanon BATTLING PIRACY NEEDS AUDIENCE SUPPORT says, “I think it’s absolutely fine and there is nothing wrong in it. In today’s day and age, I feel it’s very important to know the person with whom you are going to spend your life. And if you feel that by living-in with that person for some time you might know things better and might be able to make a better decision, then there is nothing wrong about it.” But would she herself go that route? She says, “The kind of family that I come from, I know that my parents won’t be okay with it. I do respect that and I feel they have given me enough freedom to get to know the person who I want to be with. I have the freedom to go on a holiday or getting to know the person, and there’s no pressure on me.” However, an arranged marriage isn’t for her. “I feel, to marry someone I need to be in love with that person. Also, I need to know the person in and out. It is something that needs to come from within... That ‘this is the one I’d spend the rest of my life with’ because arrange marriage is a big no-no, which I have clearly told my parents,” says the Raabta (2017) actor. Pooja Sharma A ctor Kriti Sanon is one of the most eligible single actors in the industry. So, when she stars in a film that explores the idea of living-in with a partner before marriage — Luka Chuppi — one is bound to ask her questions like if she’d be up for a live-in in real life. The actor says there is “nothing wrong” with such a setup, but she might not go for it herself. Why, you ask? Well, the same reason as many people don’t — the parents. Talking about live-ins, Kriti, who stars with Kartik Aryan in the film, Clockwise: A still from Thackeray; Uri: The Surgical Strike; Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi Laws and technology needed to check film piracy but viewers’ support paramount, feels industry Film producer Bhushan Kumar says, “Yes, there are agencies doing their best to curb or control piracy... They block when they see a pirated film but we are yet to have a mechanism that can help keep a tab on the ‘uploads’ by the minute.” Bohra also feels that the power of technology is being misused by film pirates. He says, “With the Internet’s reach, we don’t know from where is it happening.” The authorities’ involvement is great, but the onus of checking the menace is on the audience, feels the industry. Actor Akshay Kumar had tweeted to urge people to not watch the leaked version of Toilet: Ek Prem Katha. Director of Toilet... Shree Narayan Singh says, “I appreciate the efforts taken by the Finance Minister. I will request the country to stay away from piracy.” The Producers Guild of India calls it a “significant move”. Atul Mohan feels that “besides the Cyber Cell blacklisting” piracy websites, “fans should raise an alarm” when they come across such incidents, just like the “fans of Tamil and Telugu films do”. Aditya Dhar the list of films leaked in the past: 2.0 (2018), Zero (2018), Toilet: Ek Prem Katha (2017). Piracy is “nothing less than stealing” and “heartbreaking” for the film’s team, says Aditya Dhar, director of Uri. He says, “About 400-500 people work hard night and day on a film... It can spoil the film’s collection in just a few hours.” Sunil Bohra, the co-producer of The Accidental Prime Minister, says he kept “getting messages from various people” telling him about all the websites where his film was illegally uploaded. “I didn’t know how to react to that. I just kept praying every minute that this be the last link,” he says. While the provision is yet to be put to practice, the industry has been coming up with ways to lessen the impact of piracy. Dhar’s team had shot an anti-piracy video. “It kept popping up and it deterred people from downloading it,” says Dhar. Sanchita Kalra and Etti Bali [email protected] T n he only place where pirates look good is probably the Hollywood film series Pirates of the Caribbean. Otherwise, it is no news that piracy is unlawful. And anyone who is associated with the film industry will tell you that the film piracy menace is quite a nightmare. “Piracy had cost the industry around ₹800-1,000 crore last year,” says trade analyst Atul Mohan. Acknowledging the gravity of the crime, the government also announced measures like anticamcording provision in the Interim Budget to check it. The recent spate of film piracy incidents where films such as Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi; Uri: The Surgical Strike; Thackeray; The Accidental Prime Minister were leaked online, either hours before their release or immediately after, only add to I know that my parents won’t be okay with it. I do respect that and I feel they have given me enough freedom to get to know the person who I want to be with, and to even travel with... There’s no pressure on me. KRITI SANON ACTOR Bhushan Kumar Shree Narayan Singh [email protected] n ‘I just don’t want to play the love interest’ PRESS STOP PHOTO: INSTAGRAM/MOHITSURI MEET MOHIT SURI, UDITA’S SON KARRMA Pooja Sharma B ipasha Basu Singh Grover’s next is a thriller with husband, actor Karan Singh Grover. The actor, who took a sabbatical after marriage (in April, 2016), wanted to be sure of the project before signing it. She doesn’t want to act in a film just for the sake of it. “I am selective about films that I’m doing. You enter this industry when you’re like a little girl and then you grow up into a woman. And there’s natural selection definitely. There are a lot of films where I don’t fit in anymore. And, there are a lot of films which are very interesting that I can be selective about,” says the Jism (2003) actor. “I want to do roles where I suit the part and that’s something that’s going to excite me now,” says Bipasha, Y esterday, on wife Udita Goswami’s birthday, filmmaker Mohit Suri shared the photo of their three-month-old son, Karrma, on Instagram. The photo also includes their daughter Devee, 3. He captioned it: “When you’re a mom, you get a front row seat to the best show in town: Watching your kids grow up. From 21 to now .. I m so glad you ve been there for us.(sic) .... ”. adding that she is looking forward to do a dance number in a film. “I would want to do a number on the lines of Beedi or a Namak Ishq (Omkara; 2006). Just playing the love interest and being present in the film, is not what I would want to do,” she adds. Bipasha has carved a niche for herself in the horror genre. After acting in films such as Raaz (2002), Creature 3D (2014) and Alone (2015), the actor is no mood to sign another horror movie. “They were all amazing. But I feel that we need bigger names — directors and actors — who need to come out and do justice to this exciting genre on the big screen,” says Bipasha, who feels it is still an underexplored terrain. “Horror still remains as one of the underrated genres in Bollywood. It’s an exciting genre but still not being tapped enough,” she says. HTC USHA MANGESHKAR SLAMS ‘MUNGDA’ V eteran singer Usha Mangeshkar is disappointed with the remade version of the song Mungda, to be featured in an upcoming film. The original song, from the film Inkaar (1978), was sung by the Mangeshkar sisters — Lata, Asha and Usha. “Our songs were created after a great deal of thought... To rip them off in this arbitrary manner is not correct,” she told Deccan Chronicle. Bipasha Basu Singh Grover PHOTO: FOTOCORP I would want to do a number on the lines of Beedi or a Namak Ishq (Omkara; 2006). Just playing the love interest and being present in the film, is not what I would want to do. NOTE TO READERS: Some of the coverage that appears on our pages is paid for by the concerned brands. No sponsored content does or shall appear in any part of HT without it being declared as such to our valued readers. BIPASHA BASU SINGH GROVER, ACTOR

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