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Make in Nagpur film Sanjay Mishra starrer ‘Rakkhosh’ to be screened at OCIFF on Feb 10

Actor Sanjay Mishra in a still from the film ‘Rakkhosh.’

India’s first POV film (a film where the camera is rigged to see everyone and everyone is seen talking to the camera) ? Rakkhosh, which has been shot completely in Nagpur, will be screened at the OCIFF (Orange City International Film Festival) in Nagpur on Feb 10.

Rakkhosh, which has the talented actor Sanjay Mishra playing the lead role, also stars Priyanka Bose and Tannishtha Chatterjee. The film has been directed by Abhijit Kokate and Srivinay Salian and produced by Santosh and Sayali Deshpande.

Rakkhosh showcases talents of many Nagpurians like Kokate, Ravikant Soitkar (Associate Director and Actor), Prashen Kyawal (Creative Producer), Atul Mahale (Pipsi and Dr Prakash Amte fame), Shriram Jog (Akshay Kumar’s business partner in Padman), Ganesh Deshmukh (worked in Nagraj Manjule’s Naal) and more than 50 actors from Nagpur, Vidarbha and central India. Nagpur Painter Bijay Biswaal, who shot to national fame after PM Narendra Modi mentioned him in Mann Ki Baat? in 2016, has painted paintings for Rakkhosh.

Rakkhosh, which is set entirely in a mental asylum, recently won the Best Director Award at the Rajasthan International Film Festival (RIFF) 2019. Team Rakkhosh, consisting of Sayali Deshpande, Prashen Kyawal, Srivinay Salian and actress Sonamoni Jayant were present during the festival. Deshpande accepted the award on behalf of the directors. Speaking about producing the film, Sayali Deshpande says, When I heard the script, I knew I wanted the world to hear this story. So I decided to produce it.

Interestingly, co-director of Rakkhosh Srivinay Salian was initially supposed to be just the writer for the film. He got the narration of a story called Patient No 302? by late Marathi writer Narayan Dharap, and was asked to write it for a film. Salian says, I didn’t want to read the story. I said that I would write it first and if they didn’t like it, I would then read the book and then modify my script. Thankfully, they liked the story.

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Lata Mangeshkar’s 93rd birthday anniversary: Life story of ‘nightingale’




Avani Arya | Nagpur

Today would have been late singer Lata Mangeshkar’s 93rd birthday. The ‘Queen of melody’ passed away on February 6, 2022. On her birth anniversary, Nation Next brings you her life story.

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Nagpur girl Sanna Suri bags role in Rajnikanth, Aishwarya Rai starrer film ‘Jailer’




Radhika Dhawad | Nagpur

Actor Sanna Suri bagged a role in megastar Rajnikanth and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan starrer Tamil film ‘Jailer.’ The movie, backed by Sun Pictures, went on floors in August this year. The film that marks Sanna’s debut would hit the theatres next year.

Sanna, who hails from Nagpur, will be seen essaying the role of a police officer named ‘Preeti’ and Rajnikanth’s daughter in the film. While Nelson Dilipkumar co-wrote the script for the action-drama film, filmmaker Anirudh has provided the music for the same.

Sanna Suri in the past has won Miss Maharashtra 2007 and Femina Style Diva beauty pageant titles and has also appeared in Ashok Chakra – Tribute to Real Heroes – a documentary on 26/11 terrorist attack in Mumbai. Besides, Sanna will also be seen in a biopic of Jaswant Singh Khalra titled ‘Shaheed.’ 

Also read: When Lata Mangeshkar got offended by Dilip Kumar and didn’t speak to him for 13 years

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When Lata Mangeshkar got offended by Dilip Kumar and didn’t speak to him for 13 years




Akshara Rohankar | Mumbai

Late Lata Mangeshkar and legendary actor late Dilip Kumar were known to share a special bond. She would also tie rakhi to the latter.

Nightingale of India, late Lata Mangeshkar and legendary actor late Dilip Kumar were known to share a special bond. So much so that the Queen of Melody would also tie rakhi to the latter. She was among the close ones who visited the late actor during his last days. But do you know the reason why their relation had gone sour, as a result of which they did not speak for 13 long years?

The story dates back to the time when Lata Mangeshkar was to sing ‘Laagin Naahi Chhute’ for the film Musafir, in 1957. At that time, Kumar told music composer Anil Biswas, “The Urdu of Marathis (Maharashtrians) is like dal and rice.” This offended the veteran singer, after which she decided to hone her Urdu speaking skills.

After 13 years when they met in 1970, the veteran singer remarked, “You know, Yusuf saab, I’d always heard you loathed me for being one up on you while recording the Laagi Naahin Chhute Rama duet with you in Musafir. But I only sang the way I can’t help singing any number.”

To this, Kumar gleefully asserted, “It’s precisely because you can’t help singing the way you do that my family and I adore you! How possibly could I loathe a voice so heavenly!”

On February 6, 2022, due to COVID-induced prolonged illness, the illustrious singer passed away in Mumbai.


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