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Prajakta Koli Makes Acting Debut with Short Film ‘Khayali Pulav’



Indian YouTube sensation Prajakta Koli has made her acting debut with the short film “Khayali Pulav”. In the film, she essays the role of the lead female protagonist, based on a 17-year-old small town girl who instead of focussing on her government school education, pursues a vocation in sports. The film navigates between her struggles as an amateur handball enthusiast to her triumph in breaking traditional stereotypes. “Khayali Pulav” is written and directed by Tarun Dudeja. “Growing up and then through my everyday interactions I noticed how prejudiced we are as a society when it comes to girls and women in general. This film is my small contribution to society at large to facilitate change at whatever level I can and influence mindsets positively,” Prajakta said. YouTuber Prajakta Koli Is Happy to Represent India in Virtual Graduation Ceremony Headlined by Barack Obama

“It’s amazing to essay this young girl who knows her dream is too scandalous for the dwelling she is raised in, but her forward thinking temperament to rectify a generalised mindset has enabled her to become resilient and determined. The film is a beautiful reminder of how dreams, especially in small towns, are often realised through sports. It’s also a reminder of how precious the freedom to live your life the way you want to is, how even the seemingly simple act of being able to wear shorts becomes a complicated mission for a young girl. The act of being a sportsperson is her excuse to live as a free woman who isn’t defined by the opinion of others, and confidently dresses up in shorts baring her legs in a society that expects her to cover up,” she added. YouTuber Bhuvan Bam and TVF’s Arunabh Kumar Come Up with an Awareness Initiative to Help the Daily Wage Workers During COVID-19 Crisis

Set against the rural landscape of Haryana, the film runs to a duration of 24 minutes. It touches upon themes like inevitability of freedom of choice, banishment of prejudices and importance of street hustle. Actor Yashpal Sharma plays the lead male protagonist, as a sports teacher. Talking about the film, Tarun Dudeja said: “Being born and brought up in one of the towns in Haryana, India where patriarchy is the accepted norm and tradition is associated with the women staying behind the veil, I would come across subtle acts of resistance to oppression every now and then.

In the conservative society women just seize at whatever semblance of freedom could be contained within the constraints of the society but mostly it is aimed at freedom. Be it freedom to express themselves, or choose their partner, or wear the clothes of their choice. For these women, these little acts make their lives more bearable in an intolerant institution. They fight in their quiet ways and refuse to become victims of the circumstances.

Their spirits remain uncrushed and they win a certain degree of independence for themselves. The film honours such women and is a tribute to them”. Casting director Mukesh Chhabra has worked on the casting of the movie. Chhabra feels the “film is a very sweet take on women’s empowerment at a very basic level”. The film, produced by One Digital Entertainment, released on July 9 on Prajakta’s YouTube channel.

(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on Jul 09, 2020 05:15 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website

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Indian 2: Kamal Haasan, Shankar Give 1 Crore Each to Families of Crew Members Who Tragically Died in the Crane Accident On Set



In an unfortunate incident, an accident claimed the lives of three technicians on the set of director Shankar’s Indian 2 in February. The unfortunate incident left everyone saddened and the film’s lead star Kamal Haasan as well as the film’s production house condoled the incident and had promised financial aid for the families of those injured and died due to the accident. Now, the producers of the film, director Shankar and actor Kamal Haasan issued check to the families who were affected due to the accident. The film’s director, actor and producer came forward to 1 cr each to the families of four who lost their lives in the crane accident. Indian 2 Shooting Accident: 3 Die After Crane Crashes At Movie Sets; Kamal Hassan Escapes Unhurt.

For the uninitiated, the deceased were identified as Krishna and Madhu, who were assistant directors in director Shankar’s team, and also Chandran from the catering team. The freak accident happened as a crane with heavy-duty light came crashing down. Haasan was captured along with director Shankar and Lyca Productions’ heads as they recently handed over financial aid to the families of the deceased.

Kamal Haasan, Shankar Provide Financial Aid to Families of Deceased in the Crane Accident:

Taking to Twitter after the news of the accident was reported on February 26, director Shankar had tweeted saying, “It is with utmost grief, I’m tweeting. Since the tragic incident, I’ve been in a state of shock & having sleepless nights on the loss of my AD & crew. Having missed the crane by a whisker,I feel it would’ve been better if it was on me. Heartfelt condolences & prayers to the families.”Indian 2 Crane Accident: Fans Of Kamal Haasan Are Heartbroken After 3 Technicians Die On The Set – Read Tweets.

Reacting to the accident in February, Haasan had spoken about the compensation being a means to help the families monetarily and could in no way recover the loss that they had incurred. He was quoted saying, “This is not a compensation for what we have lost, its just a first-aid for the families. The permanent solution is to prevent such accidents.”

(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on Aug 06, 2020 07:29 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website

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