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Bollywood Film ‘Ya Rab’ Faces Court Challenge Over Madrassa Depiction

MUMBAI, FEB 6 (MAMOSA Report) — The Jamiat Ulama-E-Hind (Maharashtra Unit) has taken strong objection to the depiction of ‘madrassas’ as schools of terror in the latest Bollywood movie ‘Ya Rab’.

The national organization representing the Muslim Community of India, has also questioned the portrayal of madrassa teachers allegedly brainwashing their students to prepare them for ‘jihadi’ activities.

Ya Rab indian movie Bollywood Film ‘Ya Rab’ Faces Court Challenge Over Madrassa Depiction

“These and other issues form part of a public interest petition I have filed before the Bombay High Court Wednesday against the movie. It will come up for hearing Thursday, before the scheduled release this Friday,” said the organization’s spokesperson Gulzar Azmi.

The film’s producer seemed unfazed. He told IANS: “It’s a nice film and will not hurt anybody’s sentiments or any community. The censor board is a responsible body and has seen the film and given a couple of cuts.”

Azmi said Muslims are upset by this “blatant, fictitious and wrongful depiction of madrassas and the teachers” who teach Muslim students there.

“In fact, a madrassa not only imparts quality education but also gives shelter to orphans. They are not centers of any such anti-national activity. There are no incidents anywhere in the state where any terror act or anti-national activities are associated with a madrassa,” Azmi said.

A panel of JUH lawyers has filed petition seeking deletion of certain objectionable scenes and dialogues in the movie before allowing its public release.

“The exhibition of such gross untruths on the big screen can create general disturbances and also lead to communal disharmony,” said one of the lawyers to the media.

One panel lawyer said the Indian censor board has already rejected the film by not issuing it a certificate for exhibition. Later, the film-makers went to the review board where it was rejected.

“It was only after they appealed to the Film Certificate Appellate Tribunal that they finally secured permission to release the movie with a U/A certificate. But we shall oppose the release in the present form.”

The film’s producer Mahesh Bhatt — a veteran film personality– seemed unfazed. He told IANS: “It’s a nice film and will not hurt anybody’s sentiments or any community. The censor board is a responsible body and has seen the film and given a couple of cuts.”

Directed by Hasnain Hyderabadwala, ‘Ya Rab’ is being promoted and released through the Mahesh Bhatt’s company, Vishesh Films.

It features actors Ajaz Khan, Manzar Sehbai, Akhilendra Mishra.

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Veena Malik cries blackmail

Islamabad, Jan 6: Pakistani actress Veena Malik on Sunday accused her former manager, an Indian national named Prashant Singh, of betraying her and posting controversial photographs on her “hacked” Facebook page and Twitter account.

Malik alleged Singh was also blackmailing her for money and cheap popularity. Singh was earlier responsible for handling digital media for Malik in India. “He is a liar, his allegations are baseless. He was like a brother, he used to love me like his sister,” she said, referring to Singh’s claim that he was her boyfriend.

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She said she had been busy after her marriage to businessman Asad Bashir Khan Khattak and could not change the password of her accounts on social networking sites.

Singh “was my employee on a salary of Rs. 10,000. He is an Indian citizen, he should live within his limits,” Malik said.

She claimed that she had paid Singh an advance of Rs. 3 lakh. She said she could take legal action against Singh for claiming that he was her boyfriend.

Noting that she quite happy with her husband, Malik said: “He is a Pathan, he knows how to protect me.”

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‘Mahabharat’ loses box office battle to ‘Dhoom: 3′

MUMBAI, DEC 30 – “Mahabharat” with a starry list of voiceover artists like Amitabh Bachchan, Vidya Balan and Ajay Devgan couldn’t grab much attention as viewers are more interested in watching Aamir Khan starrer “Dhoom: 3″.

Released on about 150 screens Friday, the Amaan Khan directorial and produced by Jayantilal Gada is said to be India’s most expensive animated film.

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Made on a budget of Rs.50 crore, minimal promotion was done for the 125-minute film, which is an outcome of seven years of hard work; the official statement says that the movie has collected Rs.1.5 crore in three days.

“The movie is not upto the mark. There are no concrete box office collection figures,” Rajesh Thadani of Multimedia Combines told IANS.

Trade analyst Komal Nahta also shared the same opinion and said: “The movie has performed very poorly.”

Trade pundits are not expecting anything positive for the animated film as all eyes are still on “Dhoom: 3″, which released Dec 20.

“‘Dhoom: 3′ is doing very well. In 10 days, it has minted Rs.211 crore in India,” said Thadani.

Seeing the performance of the animated film on the popular epic, it seems like animation movies are yet to be accepted by Indian audiences.

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Veena marries; Will Salman Khan visit Pakistan for Veena Malik reception?

DEC 27, 2013 – Pakistani actress Veena Malik who is more popular in Bollywood than her home country, married businessman Asad Bashir Khan Khattak in Dubai on December 26th, and is planning a reception in Pakistan and will also hold a white wedding in US. She also plans to throw a party in India.

According to a report in the Mid-Day, it was an unplanned wedding and Veena had no idea she will be married by December 25. This surprise wedding of Veena’s comes after two broken engagements.

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The oomph-filled actress wants to invite Salman Khan for her reception along with few of her friends from Bollywood. Will the Bollywood hulk oblige and attend the reception of this former Bigg Boss contestant is the question.

Veena is currently shooting for Punjabi film Ae Dil Da Maamla in Dubai.

Bollywoodmantra adds: All the bachelors in the world mourned yesterday when, the news of Veena Malik’s marriage started to make rounds. Some couldn’t even believe it. Some thought it was just a hoax. But, after a few anxious minutes, it was finally confirmed by her manager. The Pakistani starlet was no longer available. She belongs to Mr. Asad Bashir Khan Khattak, now. Their reception event was a huge success.

According to reports, the Reception took place today, on 26th December, 2013 at Stake House, Dubai Creek. Morning was just the apt time. It was a small gathering with family and friends to celebrate their biggest happiness. Every one was having a gala time, chatting with the newly weds, teasing them. One of Asad’s friends even said that she doesn’t belong to him, he belongs to her and is now her slave. That had everyone in splits. Everyone present there could clearly see that both were truly, madly, deeply in love with each other. They were inseparable throughout. It was so visibly evident that, even the media asked them for a photo of both of them, together and close. The good sport that she is, she held on to her hubby, gazing at him will all the love. Just the right photograph it was. The media too, was pleased.

Asad Bashir, the man of the moment, looked dapper in his expensive designer suit. Sporting black shades, he looked no less than a Hollywood hunk. Standing next to him was his alluring wifey. Dressed in a white salwar kameez with golden – red border. She looked like the perfect lady to have.

If the celebration was a cake then, the view from the Dubai Creek was just the icing on it. We wish the newly wed a heartiest congratulations!

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Hot Sunny Leone wants to spook the audience in Ragini MMS 2

Sunny Leone wants to spook the audience.

The Indo-Canadian adult films star-turned-actress says she is pretty excited about her film ‘Ragini MMS 2’ and hopes that the audience will be scared of her for the first time in the movie, Zee News reports.

The adult filmstar who’s famous for her dare bare attitude will be seen in a scary avtar for her film set to be released in November 2014

“I am very excited about `Ragini MMS 2`. It has been one year, we have been shooting the film, the promo, doing different things to release a huge film coming next year in January 2014. I want everyone to be scared of me for the first time,” the 32-year-old said on Tuesday.

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Directed by Bhushan Patel and produced by Ekta Kapoor, ‘Ragini MMS 2’ is a sequel to 2011 horror-thriller ‘Ragini MMS’.

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