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Shanghai: Chinese Movies Dominate Aacta Asian Film Award Nominations

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Shanghai: Chinese Movies Dominate Aacta Asian Film Award Nominations
Chinese sci-fi hit “The Wandering Earth,” China’s Cannes competition film “Wild Goose Lake,” and Korea’s Palme d’Or-winning “Parasite” are among the nominees for the Aacta Award for best Asian film.

The nominees were announced on the margins of the Shanghai International Film Festival. The winners will be announced Dec. 4 at the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards ceremony in Sydney.

Other Chinese films in the running include “Pegasus”; Chinese-Hong Kong comedy-drama “The New King of Comedy”; animated fantasy film “White Snake”; Renny Harlin-directed “Bodies at Rest”; “Hidden Man”; Zhang Yimou’s “Shadow”; Hong Kong Film Award-winning action movie “Project Gutenberg”; dark comedy “A Cool Fish”; and mystery drama “Headlines.” Also included is the yet-to-be-released Australia-China co-production “The Whistleblower.”

From elsewhere in Asia, competing tiles include Indian action film “Uri: The Surgical Strike”; India’s foreign-language Oscar contender, “Village Rockstars”; Indian action comedy “The Man
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Aacta unveils films in competition for the Best Asian Film Award

Bong Joon-ho’s ‘Parasite’ is among the films in competition for the Aacta Best Asian Film Award.

The Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (Aacta) has unveiled some of the films that will compete for a nomination for the 2019 Best Asian Film award.

The selected films were announced at a gala dinner in Shanghai, where Aacta is also hosting an China | Australia film forum and panel discussion as part of its ongoing Asia International Engagement Program.

The Best Asian Film award is designed to honour the finest films of the past year from 19 Asian regions, reflecting the popularity and importance of Asian films in Australia.

Among the Chinese-language films in competition is Australian-Chinese co-production The Whistleblower, which shot in Victoria late last year.

It will go up against the second highest-grossing film of all time in China, Frant Gwo sci-fi The Wandering Earth, as well as three of the
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Vicky Kaushal remembers the making of the Uri film

Uri: The Surgical strike?featuring Vicky Kaushal, Yami Gautam, Paresh Rawal, Mohit Raina and Kirti Kulhari in the main role made a huge impact in the minds of the audience.

Also read:?Vicky and Bhumi to feature in KJo's first horror flick - Bhoot?!

The Vicky Kaushal starrer Uri: The surgical strike?earned a huge success pan India. The star recently shared a throwback picture in which he is seen with Director of the film Aditya Dhar. Here we get to see Vicky Kaushal in his Paramilitary uniform.?

As we know that Vicky plays the role of Major?Vihaan?Singh Shergill, A Paramilitary officer who leads the team for the Surgical Strike.

He?mentions about Yami Gautam in the post that he shared, who plays the role of?Pallavi Sharma,?an undercover agent in the movie. As per Vicky, she gets a haircut?which was pretty incredible.

As per Vicky,
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Uri star Mohit Raina collaborates with Shirish Kunder in his upcoming next?

The handsome hunk Mohit Raina rose to fame from the mythological series Devon Ke Dev Mahadev. Later on, after enjoying the fame by the tv series. Mohit was last seen in Vicky Kaushal and Kirti Kulhari starer film Uri: The Surgical Strike and currently he features in a web series Kaafir along with stunning actress Dia Mirza.

A picture has released of Mohit where he is seen posing in Nainital with talented filmmaker Shirish Kunder which shows that?Kunder has roped Raina for his next. Well, details are not yet disclosed whether they have collaborated for a film or for web series?

Shirish is not only a director but also a producer and an editor. Kunder?s last directorial venture was Kriti which was hosted on Youtube and which featured Manoj Bajpayee, Radhika Apte and Neha Sharma as the main characters and was released on 22 June 2016. It has been dubbed
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Best of both worlds for actor Kirti Kulhari

Actor Kirti Kulhari, who was last seen in two extremely appreciated projects Uri: The Surgical Strike and Amazon Prime's Four More Shorts Please, is one of the very few actors who has projects on both the mediums that is the Feature Films as well as Ott Platforms.

Kirti who made her short film debut this year with Maya, also won a Filmfare award for best actress in the short film category.

Kirti Kulhari recently wrapped the shoot of Netflix's Bard of Blood in Rajasthan, and she also started filming for another untitled film where she will be seen playing a musician. Apart from this she has a big release-Mission Mangal this independence day and also a few more interesting projects that are yet to be announced.

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Kirti says, "For me content is the king, I sign up to the projects that I feel have great content and thus length
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Don't want to take pressure of performing well: Kirti

Actress Kirti Kulhari doesn't want to take on the pressure of performing well in her next project as she says that it doesn't work well with her.

This year, it was a great start for Kirti as she enjoyed the success of Uri: The Surgical Strike?and "Four More Shots Please!". She won Best Actor (Female) Award in the short film category of Filmfare Awards for her short film "Maya".

"I had great start to the year if we look at it... With 'Uri...' and 'Four More Shots' becoming such a big success in their own right. If something has worked for you, then there is this unsaid pressure around you, which sort of comes to you to some extent and you kind of take it upon yourself thinking that maybe people expect things to work," Kirti told Ians.

But the actress avoids taking pressure.

"While people might have expectations,
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Rishi, Neetu happy to meet Vicky, Boman in NY

Veteran actors Rishi Kapoor and his wife Neetu Kapoor spent some "wonderful moments" with actors Vicky Kaushal and Boman Irani here.

Rishi has been in New York for several months for medical treatment, and film fraternity members are ensuring they meet the couple whenever they are in the city.

After meeting Vicky for the first time, Neetu praised the Uri: The Surgical Strike?actor on Instagram.

"Our library of wonderful moments is only getting bigger... met our very own Kamli (Vicky's character from Sanju) for the first time. Such a humble, well brought up boy with goodness written all over him," she wrote along with a photograph in which Vicky is seen posing with the Kapoors.

Vicky shared screenspace with Neetu and Rishi's son Ranbir Kapoor in the film Sanju. He was seen as Ranbir's on-screen best friend Kamli.

Neetu even shared a photograph featuring Boman and said they had
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Yami Gautam begins shooting for Bala in Mumbai

Recently it was reported actors Ayushmann Khurrana and Yami Gautam are collaborating after a gap of 7 years post their debut film Vicky Donor. The duo will be seen together for their next a Dinesh Vijan film Bala. Bala also stars Bhumi Pednekar as one of the female lead actors. Fans across the globe rejoiced with the news that both their favourite actors Ayushmann and Yami are coming together once again after a long hiatus. For Yami it will be her next after the massive success of Uri: The Surgical Strike which has become one of the biggest hits this year.

The film Bala has just gone on floors last week and Yami just joined the team for the shoot in Mumbai. As per the sources Yami who recently got on board joined the cast and crew of Bala to begin shooting for the film in Mumbai. The shoot location of
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Yami believes Bala came to her due to Uri

Yami Gautam believes her part in Uri: The Surgical Strike helped her bag a role in Bala.

She feels that certain films and roles tend to elevate an actor's perception in the eyes of other filmmakers.

Commenting on it, Yami said in a statement: "I think we actors keep shifting our moulds with each film. Every film we do is a projection of who we are and what we are capable of. I have had the fortune of working on some amazing projects and some very challenging roles.

"But I do feel that after Uri: The Surgical Strike, people have seen me in a whole new light and that is true for all actors. We are perceived slightly different after each film. And that's the wonderful part of our job.

"Post Uri: The Surgical Strike, it took a role like that of Pallavi to have filmmakers now see me in
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Uri is a very special film for Vicky

Actor Vicky Kaushal says "Uri: The Surgical Strike" will always remain close to his heart. "'Uri...' is a very special film for me and our idea was to give tribute to the Indian armed forces. The soldiers give up their today for our tomorrow and no words can signify or repay the sacrifices they make for our country," Vicky said in a statement.

"The way audiences have resonated with the emotion of patriotism, valor, and sacrifices of our armed forces has been amazing. As artists, that is the biggest takeaway for us," added the actor, who was seen as Major Vihaan Singh Shergill in the film.

Directed by Aditya Dhar, the gritty drama, which traces the real-life events of the 2016 Uri attack and its aftermath, also features Yami Gautam, Paresh Rawal, Kirti Kulhari and Mohit Raina. It will find its way onto the small screen on May 5 on Zee Cinema.
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Vicky Kaushal to play Ashwatthama

This year we were introduced to Major Vihaan Singh Shergill played by Vicky Kaushal in Uri: The Surgical Strike directed by debutant Aditya Dhar and produced by Ronnie Screwvala. The film was based on September 18, 2016, attacks on the army headquarters in Uri, Kashmir, near the LoC. Four militants, along with 17 army personnel, were killed in the six-hour gun battle, following which, on September 29, India retaliated with a surgical strike. The trio is now reuniting for a period-war film that revolves around the mythological character of Ashwatthama, following the success of the true-life military action film, Vicky will play the titular role in the yet-untitled film.

?After Uri, the makers wanted to return with something big and interesting. Aditya has been working on this script since a long time, even before Uri released, and when he sounded out Ronnie and Vicky, they immediately jumped on board. The film will be mounted
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Kartik Aaryan is the new hot host in B-town

It?s that time of the year when showbiz is flooded with award functions and one actor whose current favourite to host these starry nights is Kartik Aaryan. The Luka Chuppi actor who?s currently box-office?s new blue-eyed boy and nation?s sweetheart is on every award organizers priority list to host the night. And why not, the actor is doing a brilliant job at it. People from the industry has seen a spark in him for live-acts and to host a show sans cheap-humour and cheap thrills. In fact actors like Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan and of course Karan Johar manage to keep the functions a classy affair and keep their acts clean. Now news in the industry circuit is that Kartik Aaryan too has joined the league of the hit-host who make the stars comfortable and bring out the laugh-out-loud moments on screen.

Kartik Aaryan began
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Yami Gautam roped in to promote this fitness programme

Actress Yami Gautam has collaborated with Zumba expert Gina Grant to promote the fun fitness programme. They are creating some content together, and it will be released soon. Yami said in a statement: "I'm very excited to promote this amazing way to keep fit. Zumba is loved world over and to bring it to India in this big way is what got me to come on board. I have always loved experimenting with different ways to find fun in my own personal fitness regime and Zumba combines the aesthetics of fitness with dance.'

"This breaks away from the monotony of gyms and regular workout. I am looking forward to work with Gina Grant. She is a world renowned expert and has worked with some great names in the West. Together we are looking forward to shake a leg and show the people the fun activity that Zumba is."

The
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Abhimanyu and Radhika add quirk to Rappan Rappi Rap from Mkdnh

Finally released the first and quirky track Rappan Rappi Rap at an event in Mumbai.The event was attended by the director Vasan Bala along with Abhimanyu Dassani, Radhika Madan, and Gulshan Devaiah who did not miss a single chance to treat their fans with the comical flicks of the film.

The event started with dancers showcasing their dancing prowess, the entire cast including Abhimanyu Dassani, Radhika Madan and Gulshan Devaiah didn?t step back but danced their hearts out. After this, the event had a Question and Answer session with the media with the entire team of Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota.

( Also read:?Mkdnh brings to fore a serious message )

Starring Abhimanyu Dassani, Radhika Madan, Gulshan Devaiah, Mahesh Manjrekar and Jimit Trivedi Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota boasts of action and comedy that will leave you in splits.?

After gripping the nation with the patriotic sentiment with Uri: The Surgical Strike,
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Vicky Kaushal's new greeting - How's the Josh?!

Actor Vicky Kaushal, riding high on the success of Uri: The Surgical Strike says that the ongoing response he is receiving for the movie is still overwhelming. He added, ?I hear ?How?s the Josh? everywhere I go now. In fact ever since Uri has released, I haven't said good morning or good evening as much as I have said ?How's the Josh?.?

Vicky was recently seen judging the national finale of Times Fresh Face in Mumbai where he also crowned the young and talented winners of the evening. While remarking how happy he was to see the josh at the high-octane event, the star added, ?It is so amazing how much talent these young kids have, they?re in college but wow, the acting, dance, music, etc. is just wonderful. I am glad they have a platform like this for them to present their talent and help them grow.
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Mard ko dard nahi hota trailer is an honest ode to bollywood films

After gripping the nation with the patriotic sentiment with Uri: The Surgical Strike, Ronnie Screwvala's RSVP presents the trailer of Internationally acclaimed action comedy Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota.?

The makers of the film released the quirky trailer of Abhimanyu Dassani's debut film Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota after creating anticipation with its eccentric posters.?

Bringing to screen the Man who feels no pain, the trailer offers an astonishing amalgamation of power packed action and tickling comedy.?

Revealing the hero, heroine and villain, the interesting trailer also showcases a Uri: The Surgical Strike connection.?

Sharing the trailer on social media, the makers dropped the trailer in a unique manner saying, "#MardKoDardNahiHota par pyaas toh lagti hai na! It's time go crazy and wild, trailer out now: http://bit.ly/MardKoDardNahiHotaTrailer @Abhimannyu_D @radhikamadan01 @Vasan_Bala @JimitTrivedi06 @gulshandevaiah @manjrekarmahesh @RonnieScrewvala @ZeeMusicCompany #MardKoDardNahiHotaTrailer"

Earlier, a series of content featuring debutant
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Manasi Parekh?s advice for mom?s is worth paying heed

Actress-singer-talk show host Manasi Parekh, also a mother, made her Bollywood debut this year with Uri: The Surgical Strike. She says that as long as people are good at their jobs, they will always get work even after having children. The mother of a two-year-old girl has been juggling between motherhood and career. The "Sumit Sambhal Lega" actress has some advice for new mothers. "Artistes who want to become parents, especially actresses... I would say have a baby only when you're ready for it. There will be moments when you'll have to give up on work and things won't go your way but that little bundle of joy will make it all worth it," Manasi said in a statement.

"The industry is extremely welcoming and as long as you're good at your job, you'll always get work even after children. I made my debut in Bollywood after having Nirvi so,
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Vicky Kaushal roped in to play this heroic character

After his gripping performance as a courageous soldier in Uri: The Surgical Strike, actor Vicky Kaushal has been cast to tell the heroic tale of Shaheed Udham Singh in a biopic. He says it's an honour. "An absolute honour to be roped in to play Shaheed Udham Singh in his biopic to be directed by Shoojit Sircar sir. Can't wait for this journey to start next month," Vicky tweeted on Monday.

Actor Irrfan Khan was originally supposed to play Udham Singh.

Vicky, a versatile actor, and Sircar, a master storyteller, are joining hands for the very first time for the project, to be produced by Ronnie Lahiri under the banner Rising Sun Films.

The actor will bring alive the story of Udham Singh, who assassinated Michael O' Dwyer, the former lieutenant governor of Punjab in pre-Independence India, in revenge for the Jallianwala Bagh massacre in Amritsar in 1919.?

Singh was subsequently
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Know how Bollywood gets patriotic

The 'josh' for patriotic films is 'high' in Bollywood. After the success of Uri: The Surgical Strike, Hindi movie buffs can gear up to watch Kesari, Major, Raw, Batla House, Panipat, Saare Jahaan Se Accha, Mission Mangal, '83 and a biopic on Kargil war hero Vikram Batra, among others. Amid the escalating tension between India and Pakistan, netizens turned to past and recent patriotic films to dig out memorable dialogues, the most recent being from "Uri: The Surgical Strike", based on the surgical strikes that India conducted on terror camps in Pakistan in 2016.

The Indian Air Force's air strike on terror camps in Pakistan, which was in retaliation to the February 14 Pulwama terror attack, led to social media speculations that a "Surgical Strike 2" could be made.

From wars to fighting social evils and telling heroic tales of sportsperson -- various shades of patriotism have been depicted on the big
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Celebration continues for team Uri: The Surgical Strike

The makers of Uri: The Surgical Strike are currently riding high on the successful film owing to which they have decided to throw yet another bash tonight to celebrate the success.

Earlier too the makers had organised a special success bash which saw the entire cast of the film in their high spirited josh.

Uri is receiving immense love and appreciation from all quarters ever since the film's release.

Touted to be the first content film of the year, Uri: The Surgical Strike has been winning hearts and has emerged the first blockbuster of 2019.

The movie is receiving immense appreciation from all quarters - from the Prime Minister of the country Narendra Modi, the men in the uniform, audiences and the members of Bollywood fraternity.?

Uri: The Surgical Strike is based on the surgical strikes which were carried out by the Indian army in 2016. Besides Vicky Kaushal, the film also features Yami Gautam,
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