News Round-Up Part 1: SO MANY Upcoming Movies!!!!! Milan Talkies and Ali Fazel, Housefull 4 and Abhishek Update, Aiyaary and the Censor Board, Manikarnika and Kangana, YRF and Karan Malhotra

So many news items about upcoming movies!  Mostly how they are being released early, or released late, or starting filming.  Just a lot of date talk, really.  Which isn’t very interesting on the surface, but is super super interesting when you dig in and think about what those dates mean.  And this is just part one, I am breaking it into two parts so we can more easily keep comments focused.  Part two here

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News Round-Up: Emraan and Ajay and Mouni Have New Movies, Censor Board Still Has Issues, Everyone’s Got Scheduling Issues

More news!!!!  Yaaaaaay!  Lots of little things that are interesting to keep an eye on and see how they pan out.  And of course Padmavat, the story that will never die.

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News Round-Up: Padmavati to Padmavat and Vaani to Shraddha

Well, it finally got approved.  And I kind of agree with everything the Censors did.  At least, as it is presented by them and the spin they are putting on it.  I am sure there are all kinds of political realities on the ground that I am missing which makes them not so great.  Oh, and I think we can aaaaaaaaaaalllllllllllllllllll agree that swapping Vaani for Shraddha is a disaster of epic proportions.

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Hindi Film 101: Politics and Film, Politics and Hatred, and Padmavati

Well, the Padmavati issue has taken a slightly different turn, the release is actually delayed.  I haven’t seen that with a big Hindi film recently, although I know it has happened before, both in Hindi and other language industries.  And the delay and some other comments indicate that this is beginning to move into a different category, politics and violence.  Which means you are all going to get mad at me again when I try to address it, and I may lose a few more readers (well, a lot of readers).  And get a fair amount of notice by trolls and hate groups (don’t worry, I will block most of them).  But I also feel a bit of an obligation to address it.  And this is the toned down version, my original post was a lot angrier.

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News Round-Up: Bhansali and the Bachchans and Censor Versus Censor

Happy Veteran’s Day!  I bring you greetings from my sister’s living room while we watch Nagarjuna on the TV (we needed something nice to wake up to).  Very exciting to wake up to, SO MUCH NEWS!!!!  Including the continuing saga of Abhishek.

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Dear Zindagi: New Trailer, and Censor’s LOVE It!

If you care about the censor board’s opinion, they like Dear Zindagi.  Personally, I don’t care at all, but I am kind of surprised by the extreme level of support they are giving it!  Oh, and there’s also a new teaser.  Oh, and the full album just came out!  7 days before the movie release.  And no Ali Zafar songs in sight.

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Censor Board Spat and Shakespeare

The censor board doesn’t have a problem with Shakespeare, they just both happen to be in the news at the same time.  Although I bet the censor board would have a problem with Shakespeare, if they were working in England in the 1500s!  All that sexual humor, barely veiled political content, and bad language would NOT fly!

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