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Generalisation can lead to the death of anything and anyone: Namit Das

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The actor says the notion that everyone in Bollywood consumes drugs is wrong. “It is not like that, aisa nahi ho sakta,” he says.

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Updated: Sep 15, 2020 14:06 IST


Actor Namit Das used his lockdown days to release fun covers of iconic Bollywood songs.

Like most of the industry, actor Namit Das, too, was itching to go back to work for the last six months. And now, the actor has started shooting for a web film in Nasik. He says that although, there is a lot of fear of the virus, he is stepping out because he has to work. “I am not partying. It’s not like I am out there shaking my legs with 150 other people. In fact, my wife has also started shooting in Kolkata, and we both avoid meeting our parents because they are more vulnerable. One is of course apprehensive and afraid, but one has to move on also, it’s been six months,” he exclaims.

 

Lately, even though Bollywood is trying to get back on its feet, there are a series of maligning reports about drug abuse and the toxic work culture of the industry which has taken centre stage. Das feels that not everybody in the industry consumes drugs and this is just a generalisation. “Generalisation can lead to the death of anything and anyone. Putting everything under one umbrella is very easy. We all know that human beings exist in the society in different professions and we are far more complex than that. If someone is consuming drugs, you can’t say everyone does it. I don’t know why we are suddenly being looked at ki hum log toh aise hi hai. Aise toh nahi ho sakta. Every individual is different and has a different story, and that is what I don’t agree with in today’s world, that negativity catches on much faster than positivity,” says the Aarya actor.

 

Das is also a singer and he used the lockdown period to make some fun covers along with his band. “My lead guitarist told me ‘let’s do something fun’. So, our bass guitarist, who is in Virar, our drummer, who is in Vancouver, our saxophone player, who is in Ahmedabad, all worked remotely to make some Bollywood covers including songs like Badan Pe Sitare. We call it the Virar to Vancouver project,” says Das with a laugh.

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Anushka Sharma Bold Reply to Sunil Gavaskar’s ‘Distasteful’ Comment

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The legendary Cricket icon Sunil Gavaskar on Friday found himself in the midst of a controversy for making distasteful comments on Virat Kohli and his wife Anushka Sharma in his commentary during an IPL match.

Following the forgettable performance of Virat, Sunil Gavaskar, who was in the commentary box came up saying, “Ab joh Lockdown tha to sirf Anushka ki bowling ki practice ki unhone, wo video dekhi hai, usse to kuch nahi hona hai (During the recent lockdown he only practised to Anushka’s bowling, I saw a video. But that is not going to be enough).”

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Gavaskar was referring to a viral video clip of Anushka and Virat taking turns and playing Cricket at home. Well, the legends’ remark, however, did not go down well with the netizens fans, with some urging the BCCI to remove him from the commentary panel.

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Now, Anushka Sharma herself has responded to Gavaskar’s comments. “Mr. Gavaskar your message is distasteful is a fact but I would love for you to explain why you thought of making such a sweeping statement on a wife accusing her for her husband’s game? I am sure over the years you have respected the private lives of every cricketer while commentating on the game. Don’t you think you should have equal amount of respect for me and us?I am sure you can have many other words and sentences in your mind to use to comment on my husband’s performance from last night or are your words only relevant if you use my name in the process?”

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“Its 2020 and things still don’t change for me. When will I stop getting dragged into cricket and stop being used to pass sweeping statements? Respected Mr Gavaskar, you are a legend whose name stands tall in this gentleman’s game. Just wanted to tell you what I felt when I heard you say this” Anushka Sharma posted on Instagram stories.

It may be remembered that it is not the first time Anushka was dragged into cricketing affairs.

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Breaking! Deepika Padukone blasts Modi government over agriculture reforms

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Now that we have your attention, let us tell you that Deepika Padukone hasn’t said a word against the Centre’s agriculture reforms. We would like to inform you that the grilling of Bollywood members in the drugs probe is not the only thing happening in India right now. The Parliament, in recent days, has gone ahead with a slew of reforms. Farm Bills and Labour reforms are the most talked-about of them.

To quote columnist Arihant Pawariya, “The session was historic in many ways. Lok Sabha worked for 145% of the scheduled time. The same figure for Rajya Sabha stood at 99%. In all, 27 bills were passed.” While journalists are crying on social media that everyone is only obsessed with the drugs case, our Parliament worked overtime.

Agriculture reforms spawned by the Narendra Modi government have come in for severe flak from critics. Ashok Gulati, the chair professor for agriculture at ICRIER, however, has described the reforms as agriculture’s 1991 moment. “The latest reforms provide a legal framework and give the processors, exporters and organized retailers an opportunity to go big. They will help cut down the intermediation costs, which are pretty high now. The farmer will have a better choice. It’s not going to happen tomorrow, though. This is an opportunity to turn the agri economy into a demand-driven system,” Gulati recently told NDTV.

“Big players will buy in big quantities. Organized retail, which is less than 10% now, hadn’t been given full freedom. Massive investments have to come in now,” he added. Has the government done these reforms because its only concern is witch-hunting Bollywood actors? You decide.

Critics have talked as if farmers don’t need reforms in the first place. Did farmers tell them this? Amitabh Kant of NITI Ayog recently wrote, “We process less than 10% of our food production and lose approximately Rs 90,000 Cr annually due to wastage of produce. This is because of a fragmented cold chain.” This is just one of the demerits of the existing system, which the reforms seek to undo. Deepika Padukone may be the media’s concern, not the government’s.

What is the government doing other than harassing Deepika Padukone and other so-called dissenters? Here is an example: Rs 1 lakh crore has been allocated to the Agriculture Infrastructure Fund (AIF) towards facilitating the development of farmgate infrastructure.

But why then are farmers protesting? It begs this question: How many are protesting and in which parts of the country? Outside Haryana and Punjab, says senior journalist Rajdeep Sardesai, Friday’s Bharat Bandh received a very tepid response.

Come to think of it. Why is it the case?

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Sachin Tendulkar’s emotional message on SP Balasubrahmanyam!

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Legendary singer SP Balasubrahmanyam, who had a battle with the deadly Coronavirus for two months, passed away yesterday. The veteran singer had tested negative for Coronavirus on September 4, but passed away due to cardio respiratory arrest.

Condolences have been pouring in for the legendary singer from all corners of the world, as his death has been a great loss for music lovers all over the world. Legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar has tweeted an emotional condolence message as well.

Sachin Tendulkar’s tweet read “Always loved listening to S. P. Balasubrahmanyam ji’s music. Deeply saddened by his demise. His song ‘Sach Mere Yaar Hai’ from Saagar is one my favorites which I have always had on my playlist. May his soul rest in peace.My prayer and thoughts with his family & friends. ????”.

Always loved listening to S. P. Balasubrahmanyam ji’s music. Deeply saddened by his demise. His song ‘Sach Mere Yaar Hai’ from Saagar is one my favorites which I have always had on my playlist.
May his soul rest in peace.

 

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