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Jacqueline Fernandez: How Did She Get Into This Mess?

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All her close  friends—and they  know  who they are—have only good things  to say about Jacqueline Fernandez. They all say she is a good girl.

“She  never meant any harm to anyone. Sweet  generous  and kind,always there  for her  friends,” says a friend  who quickly requests me  not to  name him

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The  defining  element  in this  entertainment  industry is the ‘fear’-weather  friendships.They are  friends  to their friends only as long as  there is no trouble.

And Jacqueline is in trouble.Serious trouble. Befriending a notorious  entity is not a legal crime.Pretending you don’t know him, as Jacqueline  did when  questioned about con-man Sukesh Chandrasekar, is  certainly a  crime. Perhaps  Jacqueline needed a better  advisers  on  her legal team.

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A leading  actress  of the  1990s who is  still red-hot  tells  me it is not uncommon for actresses to be showered with gifts from affluent fans. “All of us would receive gifts from  fans. Jewellers’ sons would send me diamond rings  on my birthday.I’ve received clothes, jewellery even cars. It is not possible to return all  the gifts. I would just keep them.And not use them.”

Perhaps  Jacqueline  didn’t know the  rules  of  the fame game. Or if she  knew the rules she  didn’t play by them.For a complete outsider with no connections whatsoever in the film industry, she did  well for herself, dialing all the  right  numbers, just like Katrina  Kaif before  her.But unlike Katrina, Jacqueline’s conduct fell short  of dignity.

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In an interview with me some months  ago Jacqueline had said, “I feel blessed to be a part of an industry that a lot of people dream of. Wow, it’s been 10 years but it just feels like I started off yesterday – the journey is so fresh in my mind. I’ll be short on words to describe my journey but I’ll say one thing, that it has been amazing and the journey has taught me so much all along. I feel like I belong here and I wouldn’t want to have it any other way.”

Jacqueline said she  felt welcome in  the  Indian entertainment industry. “The industry has always been very welcoming of newcomers and has  respected people who have proved their worth with sheer talent and hardwork. I have always believed that hard work and talent finds its way even through the darkest tunnel.”

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Jacqueline’s advice to  girls like her who came into the  film industry  from the outside was:  “Keep dreaming and believe in your dreams. This is what I would like to convey to every person who dreams of being a part of this industry, that self-belief and hard work will earn you everything. The process may be different for everyone but the outcome will be one to cherish. So guys and girls, have faith and embark on this beautiful journey with complete confidence.”

She should have  followed her own  advice and refrained from over-reaching. There is  a  difference between  dreaming and hallucinating.

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Why On  Earth Is Sushmita Sen Smoking A Cigar In Aarya’s First  Look?

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Season 3  of Aarya is being shot as  you read this, and naturally Sushmita Sen is  super-kicked about it, so kicked that she has put  out a  video where she is seen  in the  best Lady Boss version of herself.

Alarmingly, she is seen puffing away at a  cigar, to  complete her Badass Lady Boss image.

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 There was a  time when women smoking  cigarettes  in Hindi cinema signaled vampishness. If a female actor was  shown smoking it meant she had evil designs  over the  hero, and life in general.

 Sushmita being Sushmita, a cigarette won’t do. A  cigar it is, to go with her formidable image. The last Bollywood actor I saw smoking a cigar  on screen was Premnath in the 1970s. Back then so  many  people didn’t die of cancer  by smoking.

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 These are  different far more dangerous  and deadly times.

Sushmita is an iconic  actor.She  needs to be more careful about the image  she projects . Smoking  a  cigar doesn’t  enhance a woman’s(or a  man’s) muscle power. Nor does it make her look cool.

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About shooting for the third season of Aarya  Sushmita says, “Aarya is synonymous with my name.  I have lived as Aarya for two whole seasons and the love received by the audiences has only encouraged me to do more. Walking on the sets of Aarya Season 3 makes me feel at home and gives me  a sense of empowerment. I’m grateful to the entire team at Disney+ Hotstar, Ram Madhvani Films and Endemol Shine India for the vision of creating Aarya and taking it to newer heights with every season.”

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Shah Rukh, Deepika, John Will Meet The Media  On Monday At 4 pm(But There’s  A Catch)

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Pathaan has effectually discredited the  efficacy  of media interactions to promote  a  film. The  film’s lead actors Shah Rukh  Khan, Deepika Padukone  and John Abraham did not conduct any  press or portal interviews  to  promote the  film.

And  yet Pathaan  is  a blockbuster.

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 This  weekend  the Pathaan producer Aditya  Chopra  of  Yash Raj Films  took a call on behalf  of  the Pathaan team  to do one media  meet at the Taj Land’s End in Mumbai  on Monday January 30 at 4 pm.

The  three principal actors  and  director Siddharth Malhotra  will address  the  media.

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 But  here’s the catch: the media will not be allowed to ask any questions. There will be no  Q& A s or  one-on-one  interactions.This  basically means that the  Pathaan  team will  have an opportunity to  say what it wants  to the media. But the  media will have no say.

Make what  you will of this  one-way traffic.

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A  source close  to Yash Raj informs  me that this is  the   pattern  regarding the media that  Yash Raj will follow for  future  releases: no  press meets  no promotional  engagements.

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Fake Projects of Pathaan Director Being Planted In Media

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Siddharth Anand Denies Considering  Any Project With  Deepak Mukut

A  word of caution to those marketing and publicity wizkids  who think  it’s okay to  plant fake stories  on (fake) projects  with the Pathaan director.

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 It is  not.

Such baseless announcements  are meant only to  raise  the equity  of the  producers  with whom Siddharth   Anand’s name is  linked. One  such  producer whose name  has cropped up after the  spectacular success of  Pathaan is  Deepak Mukut.

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There were  reports  everywhere that Siddharth Anand’s next would  be with Mukut.

Turned out to be a false rumour.

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A  source in the  know informs, “Siddharth now has to complete Fighter  starring Hrithik Roshan and  Deepika Padukone  for Yash Raj.Then  he  is   committed to direct the sequel to War 2 for  Yash Raj films.  They will then start  work on the  next film in the Pathaan  franchise. There is no scope  or  room for any outside  projects  for Siddharth Anand. So every announcement  that  you read of a  new film  to be  directed by Siddharth Anand  for an  outside  producer is likely to  be  a hundred  percent fake.”

When I asked Siddharth Anand  about the  supposed project  with  producer Deepak Mukut he promptly replied,  “NOT AT ALL.”

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Pink Director’s Next  Featuring Yami As A Crime Reporter To Stream From February 16

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Anniruddha Roy  Chowdhury whose  Pink  featuring Amitabh Bachchan and Taapsee Pannu was one of  the  most important  films of  2016, is all set to  release his  next  Hindi film.

Entitled LostAnniruddha’s film , based on true  events, will see Yami Gautam Dhar(that’s  what the actress calls herself after her marriage)  as a crime journalist. LOST is an emotional social thriller that represents a higher quest, a search for lost values of empathy and integrity.

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Inspired by true events, Lost is a story of a bright young woman crime reporter in her relentless search for the truth behind the sudden disappearance of a young theatre activist.

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Says Aniruddha  “The shoot of LOST has been an incredible journey. I have been eager for the release of our hard-worked venture. The film is a realistic highlight of media in a social context and I am sure that it will give the audience a compelling watch. I am curious about its release and see the responses it shall get. I hope they will welcome it with open hearts.”

Yami Gautam Dhar  who plays  the lead  of  the  crime reporter  says,   “I can’t be happier and more proud of the film’s selection for the opening night at CSAFF. I feel like its one that the people will connect to and will be the one that you cannot miss, especially in the current age and time. I have loved playing this role because it was such a special experience, it allowed me to explore so many layers of emotions as an actor and the entire team has worked really hard on it. I genuinely cannot wait for the film’s release, especially to see the reactions of the audience to it.”

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The crime investigation  drama boasts a stellar cast. Along with Yami, the film will feature Pankaj Kapur, Rahul Khanna, and an ensemble of younger talent, including Neil Bhoopalam, Pia Bajpai, and Tushar Pandey, in pivotal roles.

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