Karram Kurram: Kiara Advani Roped In For Ashutosh Gowariker’s Film Based On Lijjat Papad’s Success Story

Kiara Advani is all set to star in Ashutosh Gowariker’s production Karram Kurram, which is based on Lijjat Papad’s success story. Read on

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Karram Kurram: Kiara Advani Roped In For Ashutosh Gowariker’s Film Based On Lijjat Papad’s Success Story
Kiara Advani is on a roll! The actress has several interesting projects lined up, and now, she has also been roped in for Ashutosh Gowariker’s production Kurram Karram. ANI reports that Ashutosh Gowariker has signed Kiara for his next project, which will be based on the success story of Lijjat papad. Kiara is all set to play the lead role in the film, and it will trace the inspiring journey of a woman who started the popular chain of Lijjat papad and how a group of women earn for their households take this small-scale venture to the next level.

Karram Kurram will be presented under the banner of Ashutosh Gowariker Productions, and will be directed by Glenn Baretto and Ankush Mohla, both of whom have assisted Ashutosh Gowariker in the past. The film, starring Kiara in the lead role, marks the journey of a woman who started a women co-operative organization which first began with 6 other housewives, and grew over a period of six decades to sustain the households, and provide employment to thousands of women.

Meanwhile, Kiara Advani is currently shooting for ‘Jugg Jugg Jeeyo’ which also stars Varun Dhawan, Anil Kapoor, Neetu Kapoor and YouTube sensation Prajakta Koli. However, as Varun Dhawan, Neetu Kapoor and Anil Kapoor, along with director Raj Mehta, tested positive for COVID-19, the shoot has been brought to a halt for the time being.


Kiara Advani will also be seen in the second installment of Bhool Bhulaiyya alongside Kartik Aaryan, and in Sheershaah opposite Siddharth Malhotra. ALSO READ: Is Kiara Advani Really Dating Sidharth Malhotra? Laxmii Co-Star Akshay Kumar Spills The Beans; Calls Her ‘Sidhanto Wali Ladki’



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Bhaag Beanie Bhaag Review: No Laughs For Swara Bhasker's Stand-Up Comedy, Show Entertains In Bits And Parts

Netflix is out with its new romance-comedy drama, Bhaag Beanie Bhaag starring Swara Bhasker in the lead role. Here's what I thought about the web series

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Bhaag Beanie Bhaag Review: No Laughs For Swara Bhasker's Stand-Up Comedy, Show Entertains In Bits And Parts

I don't know why shows based on stand-up comedy fall so flat with its humour? How ironic can that be? After Saqib Saleem and Shweta Basu Prasad's Comedy Couple, Netflix's latest presentation Bhaag Beanie Bhaag starring Swara Bhasker, also does the same blunder. Although the show is fairly entertaining, but it comes with a few loopholes. 

The plot is of a regular middle-class girl, Beanie, stuck in the rut. She wanted to be a stand-up comedian since her childhood but parents' expectations took over and she ended up doing an MBA and then a boring 9 to 5 job. However, Beanie hons her skill of a comedian every now and then by participating in gigs at comedy clubs. Oh, did I forget to mention, she is engaged to a tall, dark handsome Punjabi munda with lot of moolahs. 


The twist comes on the day of her Roka, when Beanie realizes that she cannot be living the perfect housewife's life with kids, kitties and smoothies. So, she runs away from her roka ceremony and lands straight on the stage to perform a gig. BUT she bombs and freezes. After that, she starts to polish her skills by concentrating totally on her career as a stand-up comedian and the series unfolds further by showing the challenges she faces and how she overcomes them to realize her dream. 
The series, as I mentioned earlier, lacks humour and that is its major drawback. The gigs performed by Swara and a few other stand-up comedians in the show fall flat and come across as extremely mediocre. Even if you give her initial acts a benefit of doubt as her character is not supposed to be excelling in the beginning, yet her last gig where she is supposed to have killed it, fails in making you laugh! The chemistry between Swara and her love interests is also a bit awkward and it seems everyone is trying too hard. 
Other than the humour bit, the series does manage to keep you entertained and engaged with its story and Beanie's journey to achieve her dreams. I will certainly not brag about the performances, as they seemed a little over-the-top to me. Swara does a decent job but we have seen the actress kill it way better than this. 

Overall, Bhaag Beanie Bhaag is an average attempt in showcasing the usual chase your dream and break-free saga. It's entertaining in bits and parts and if you have absolutely free time, you can give it a watch. I will rate it with 2.5 stars and just because it's not all that bad, I'll say it's binge-worthy!   



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Apurva Asrani Remembers When Juno Star Elliot Page Visited His Mumbai House, ‘Ellen Was Happy To See My Partner And I Celebrating With Our Parents’ - EXCLUSIVE

Juno actress Ellen Page has taken the world by storm by declaring she is now a man, Elliot Page. In every sense he/she has turned the Page. Writer-director Apurva Asrani met Elliot when he was Ellen.

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Apurva Asrani Remembers When Juno Star Elliot Page Visited His Mumbai House, ‘Ellen Was Happy To See My Partner And I Celebrating With Our Parents’ - EXCLUSIVE
Juno actress Ellen Page has taken the world by storm by declaring she is now a man, Elliot Page. In every sense he/she has turned the Page. Writer-director Apurva Asrani met Elliot when he was Ellen. Apurva recalls, “I met Elliot Page in May 2016. He and his best friend Ian Daniel were in Mumbai shooting for a series and we were meeting prominent LGBTQ citizens. They came home with their camera crew for my pet dog Doobie's 9th birthday.”

Elliot, then Ellen, had a long conversation with Apurva. “We talked for a couple of hours about Aligarh (which I had scripted) and the state of India's LGBTQ. I found Elliot to be very concerned for us under the archaic Article 377 which was still in force back then.”

Ellen/Elliot appreciated Apurva being an uncloseted homosexual inspite of 377. “He was very happy to see my partner and I celebrating the day with our parents and was trying to understand how we could be so open when the law was against us.”

Apurva was impressed  by  Elliot/Ellen’s nature.  “What struck me was how down-to-earth and simple Elliot was. He didn't demand special attention, dressed simply and talked to everyone sincerely. He even brought presents for my  pet Doobie.”

Apurva Asrani has never  been afraid to express  himself  on the subject  of sexual  orientation.

In  an interview  in 2016  Apurva had spoken  to me about homophobia  in  the film  industry. "Our film industry like most movie industries in the world employs a sizable number of gay and bisexual men & women. Some of these filmmakers, actors and technicians are known for their attention to detail, while others create dynamic female characters. Many do song and dance with great aplomb. While all of this is wonderful, it has a flip side. Owing to outdated ideas of morality, and also criminalizing of same sex unions, most of our filmy gay folk are closeted. Some get married early and avoid questions; others stay single but create smokescreens from time to time, always worrying that they will get 'exposed'. This gives rise to a kind of homophobia, where as they will not associate openly with an 'out' gay person for fear of being discovered by association. This also ensures that they create gay characters in films that either ridicule themselves or are there only for villainous purposes. This continues the vicious cycle of homophobia in society."



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