Famous satirist and comedian Jaspal Bhatti's untimely death has shocked many, including the Bollywood faternity. Celebrities like Anupam Kher, Akshay and Riteish Deshmukh have expressed their grief.
Here's what they have to say:
Anupam Kher: Just landed in Mumbai and came to know about my friend Jaspal Bhatti's tragic death. Why is god taking away all the nicest people? So sad. I used to tell Jaspal Bhatti that he does fantastic comedy so seriously. He was also a great supporter of anti-corruption campaign. RIP.
If Indian filmmakers want to take that big leap in the international market, they should experiment with popular global genres like action, drama and adventure, says filmmaker Ashutosh Gowariker.
"Our genre is song and dance, it is music, it is love stories and that are actually, if you look at the rules, just five percent (of the total). What rules is action, drama, and adventure - they are the most popular global genre," the 48-year-old said Wednesday at the 14th Mumbai Film Festival's Open Forum.
Gowariker believes the language of a film also makes a difference.
Angry Dalits from different parts of the state marched Thursday morning to the "Bigg Boss" home demanding eviction of one of its inmates, cartoonist Aseem Trivedi, a Republican Party of India (RPI) member said.
About 5,000 marchers, led by RPI chief Ramdas Athavale, have gathered here from Mumbai, Thane, Pune, Nashik and other parts, party spokesperson Mayur Borkar said.
Film: "Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana"; Music Director: Amit Trivedi; Lyricist: Shellee; Singers: Amit Trivedi, Pinky Maidasani, Yo Yo Honey Singh, Tochi Raina, Shahid Mallya, Harshdeep Kaur, Dilbahar, Pinky Maidasani, Devender Singh and Renu Jagotra; Rating: ****
Another comical outing is set to hit the silver screen in "Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana" touted to be Bollywood's first "food film".
The film's wit gets across through its experimental and amusing music composed by the talented Amit Trivedi, with seven original tracks penned by Shellee.
The genial sardar who not just brought on a smile but also provoked introspection with his biting wit and humour is no more. Jaspal Bhatti, who passed away after a road accident in the early hours of Thursday, was the original king of satire and spoof. He was 57.
His simple smile and disarming warmth struck an instant chord, spreading good cheer. On Thursday, as his body lay covered with a sheet in a Jalandhar hospital, there was gloom all around.