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Veteran actor Ajit Das dies at 71, Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik says his demise ‘has created a great void in the Odia film industry’

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Veteran Odia film actor Ajit Das died at a private hospital on Sunday, family sources said. He was admitted to the Covid-19 hospital on September 1, but the authorities are yet to declare the reason behind his death.

According to the rule of the state, one cannot reveal the identity of a Covid-19 patient until it is declared by the government or local authorities or by the patient concerned.

Das was 71 and is survived by his wife and three daughters. Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, Union ministers Dharmendra Pradhan and Pratap Sarangi and many others condoled his death.

A product of National School of Drama, Das acted in more than 60 Odia films and produced several others. He was also a former head of the department of drama at Utkal Sangeet Mahavidyalaya, Bhubaneswar.

Born in 1949, Das started his film career with Sindura Bindu (1976). He became a household name in the state after popular films such as Hakim Babu and Tundabaida were released in the 1980s. He played the lead roles in these movies. His last film, Ishq Puni Thare, was released in September 2018.

Das died barely two months after the demise of another acclaimed actor Bijay Mohanty. “The demise of Ajit Das has created a great void in the Odia film industry which will take years to fill. Ajit Das will continue to live in the hearts of innumerable cine lovers of Odisha,” Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said in his condolence message. Das was a genius who left an indelible mark in Odia film industry, he said.

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In a tweet, Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan said, “He had enticed Odia cine viewers for a long period with his performance. With his death, there is an end of an era in Odia film industry.” Union minister Pratap Sarangi said, “I am saddened by the demise of Ajit Das. His absence will create a big loss to the Odia film industry.” State Congress president and others also mourned the death of the veteran actor.

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Arjun Mathur On Bagging An Emmy Nomination: Did Not Receive Validation On Home Turf For Years

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Arjun Mathur, who has bagged an International Emmy nomination this year, opened up on the experience and said that it feels good to receive validation worldwide although he did not receive it at home. The actor has been nominated under the Best Actor category for his performance in the web series Made In Heaven.

Arjun Mathur Reacts To Bagging An Emmy Nomination

Arjun told Mid Day that several people discouraged him from taking up the role of a gay person in the series. “But I followed my heart. When an honour like this comes your way, it validates your work. Often, we seek validation by way of the number of social media followers we have, or by bagging a big-budget Bollywood movie. But the world is bigger than that. I did not receive validation on home turf for years, but I am happier to receive it worldwide,” he said.

The actor essays the role of a wedding planner who also happens to be a gay. Created by Zoya Akhtar and Reema Kagti, the drama also stars Sobhita Dhulipala, Kalki Koechlin, Shashank Arora, Shivani Raghuvanshi and Jim Sarbh. Made In Heaven received an overwhelmingly positive response from both critics and audiences.

Farhan Akhtar, who co-produced the show along with Ritesh Sidhwani, took to his Twitter handle to congratulate Arjun. He wrote, “Congratulations Arjun Mathur, on the nomination as actor in Made In Heaven and to the teams of Delhi Crime and Four More Shots Please on their nom nods… Come on India.”

Four More Shots Please has been nominated for Best Comedy series and Delhi Crime for Best Drama Series.

Zoya, on the other hand, shared a picture with Arjun on her Instagram story and wrote, “International Emmy nominee. Best Actor. Made In Heaven,” and added a heart and dancing girl emoji in the picture.

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See Photo: The Family Man team wraps up filming of season 2 of the show

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From managing at home to saving the country, Manoj Bajpayee’s Amazon original series – The Family Man had it all. Safe to say that the insane cliff-hanger at the end of season 1, has everyone left anticipating for the gripping story of Srikant. The wait will be finally over soon, as the director duo Raj & DK took to Instagram to share that the filming for our favourite edgy action-drama has concluded officially.

Stay tuned for more updates on the critically acclaimed show starring Manoj Bajpayee, Priyamani, Sharib Hashmi, Samantha Akkineni, Sharad Khelkar, Neeraj Madhav, Gul Panag, Sundeep Kishan, Darshan Kumaar, Sunny Hinduja, and Shreya Dhanwantary. As we wait for the makers to share the release date of season 2, watch Season 1 of The Family Man, available only on Amazon Prime Video.

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