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Naveen Kasturia got new challenge

Actor Naveen Kasturia learned a new dialect for the series "Thinkistan", and it was not an easy task.

After "Sulemani Keeda" and "Bose: Dead/Alive", Naveen will now be seen in Mx Original series "Thinkistan" where he plays the role of a Hindi speaking junior copywriter who comes from Bhopal.

Naveen went through two months of training with a special dialect coach from Bhopal where he was taught not only the accent but also important words.

"The role that I am donning in this series is something that I have never played earlier. It was something new and very different," Naveen said in a statement.

"From the talk and to the walk, this character needed a lot of prep. I was required to learn a certain type of dialect and learn a lot of local Bhopali words. But my Hindi base has always been strong so it helped," he added.

"Thinkistan
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Won't play a role unless I'm convinced: Patralekhaa

Actress Patralekhaa, who features in the upcoming film "Badnaam Gali" alongside Divyendu Sharma, says the dull phase in her career has taught her not to live on someone's mercy and only sign up for films she is convinced with.

Patralekhaa of "Citylights" fame told Ians: "One of the most important lessons that I have learned from the tough phase of my career is that if I am not convinced, I won't play the character. I think for a performer, for an actor, the conviction is one of the most important elements and if I am not fully convinced, it shows in my performance.

"So from now on, everything I will do, I will do it with conviction. Also, I have stopped taking nonsense from people because we actors are here by choice and we cannot be on anybody's mercy... No one should make us feel insecure or vulnerable just
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Balaji Telefilms Sets Sunil Lulla as CEO

  • Variety
Prolific Indian studio Balaji Telefilms has hired industry veteran Sunil Lulla as group chief executive. He succeeds another industry veteran Sameer Nair, who is now the CEO of production house Applause Entertainment.

Lulla brings with him some three decades of media industry experience, including heading the launches of MTV India and the Times Television Network, and stints at Saregama and Sony. His most recent role was chairman and managing director of leading advertising agency Grey Group India.

Founded in 1994, Balaji is headed by Ekta Kapoor, one of the pioneers of the Indian television production space. The company had revenues of $46 million in 2017. Its portfolio includes popular soaps “Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi”, “Parichay” and “Naagin.” Balaji’s Ott arm ALTBalaji, which this week announced over 1 million paying subscribers, has several originals including “Gandi Baat,” “Haq Se,” and “Bose: Dead/Alive.”

Balaji Telefilms has a great combination of engaging and compelling
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No point in being technologically challenged, says Patralekha

Patralekha is all geared up to work again with filmmaker Hansal Mehta for a web series that features Rajkummar Rao as Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose. She will be portraying the role of an elitist Bengali. The actress says, “I am thrilled to be part of the project. Recently, I happened to discuss Bose with a friend, who wrote a book on him, and now I am doing a role in a show based on him,” further adding that, “I’m happier to do the show, as I am playing a Bengali”. The trio will work together for the first time after Citylights.

The actor is not only excited about working with Mehta again, but also Rajkummar. “Getting to work with Raj as a co-star is exciting. He brings in so much more to a scene, that it develops it into something else. I am looking forward to this collaboration.”

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