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REDIFF.COM (February 12, 2010) 14:40 IST
Sending a stern message to troublemakers protesting against the release of My Name is Khan, Mumbai [ Images ] police on Friday said it would apply provisions of a law against them which stipulates that those inflicting damage will have to compensate the victims.
“In case of any damage caused by protestors, we will ensure that the victim gets the compensation. Section 51 and others of the Bombay Police Act, which will pave way for the victims to seek compensation, will be applied against the agitators,” Joint Police Commissioner (Law and Order) Himanshu Roy told PTI.
“Our utmost priority is to ensure everything goes fine and apply stern sections of the IPC, the Bombay Police Act and others against the troublemakers,” he said.
Against the backdrop of the decision by multiplex chains owners in Mumbai to have a limited release of Shah Rukh [ Images ] Khan-starrer MNIK post-noon on Friday, no untoward incident was reported, Roy claimed.
Meanwhile, police have arrested 665 more Shiv Sainiks on Friday morning as a preventive measure, taking the total number of the outfit’s workers put behind the bars to 2,665 since Tuesday.
Fourteen Shiv Sainiks including a corporator were Friday arrested from outside cinemas screening My Name is Khan after the activists indulged in stone pelting.
Eight Shiv Sainiks were arrested from outside Fun Republic cinema in suburban Andheri while six others were arrested from K-Star Mall.
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The present-day electronic media has turned into a business venture and is dishing out the most pathetic stuff to its viewers. Which news should be aired, how it should be presented-everything is done keeping in mind the TRPs. These channels are ready to do anything for popularity and for grabbing eyeballs-they’ll even sensationalize or in some cases, ‘create’ news. Rann tells a story which does a wonderful expose on such news channels where anything can be done to get that ‘breaking news’ and where ethics and morals are thrown out of the window.
The story of the movie: Vijay Harshvardhan Malik (Amitabh Bachchan) runs a reputed news channel, India 24×7. He was proud that his channel never succumbed to the trappings of sensationalism and always followed journalistic ethics. But it was due to this reason that India 24×7 is bankrupt and is battling for survival. On the other hand, their rival news channel, Headlines 24 run by Amrish Kakkad (Mohnish Behl) is very high on popularity. Vijay’s son Jay (Sudeep) felt that his father should think more about profits than morals. Opposition leader Mohan Pandey (Paresh Rawal) desires to grab the Prime Minister’s post and decides to use the channel for his own advantage. He and Vijay’s son in law Navin (Rajat Kapoor) persuade Jay to help them. Realizing that helping Pandey would benefit India 24×7, Jay agrees. Vijay unknowingly also gives a nod. Purab (Ritesh Deshmukh), a big fan of Vijay and who has just joined More >
It’s judgement day for RGV
BINA TRIVEDI Times News Network (BOMBAY TIMES; January 29, 2010)
It’s judgement day for Ram Gopal Varma. The filmmaker’s Rann which releases today might just stun viewers with its gripping drama set in the live-by-the-minute world of television journalism. But Ramu is quick to clarify, “It is not about media bashing. I’ve always said that the media exposes, and now I am exposing the media. Not necessarily bad things — but the media’s vulnerabilities, its compulsions and greed — after all, every human being is susceptible to situations and pressures and his own emotions. The film, by Cinergy Productions, shows that in the media there is often a conflict between business sensibilities and a person’s conscience. So does a person compromise on his conscience for the survival of his business or vice-versa?”
RGV’s pivotal character, Vijay Harshvardhan Malik — Amitabh Bachchan, is the owner of a value-based news channel that practices fair journalism and who reaches a point in his profession when he needs to compromise his integrity in favour of business interest. The Big B said of the challenging role wryly, “At 68, I’ll get only this kind of character role. I do not get a leading man’s role. I become ‘Bhoot’ in some movies and ‘Paa’ in some. Life will go on like this now. But I don’t think I have played a negative role in Rann. It is a powerful character. I really loved the character. Ram Gopal Varma creates characters that excite me.”
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Come, new year and Bollywood is all set to make its first gay love story as an answer to Hollywood’s Brokeback Mountain that was released in 2006. Sunjay Sharma’s Dunno Y.. Na Jaane Kyun deals with a serious relationship between two men. Director Anil Sharma’s brother Kapil Sharma is playing a wannabe gay model in the film. Competition and survival compels him to succumb to exploitation. “Most strugglers will connect to my role,” says Kapil. While most actors develop cold feet to play gay characters isn’t Kapil scared to get slotted at the beginning of his career? Kapil replies, “I feel today’s audience is mature enough, and they don’t want to see typical run-of-the-mill kind of films. Look, at Hollywood, Hasn’t Tom Hanks played a gay character? An actor should be open to playing any character conventional or unconventional. The only thing I was particular about, was that this character should not come across as a caricature or just as an object of mockery. I am truly happy with what I have chosen.”
BOMBAY TIMES (January 7, 2010)