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I don’t think my image is going to be affected by doing movies like Kyaa Kool Hain Hum: Tusshar Kapoor

In an interview with Nation Next, Tusshar Kapoor spoke about his film Kyaa Cool Hain Hum 3, his sister Ekta Kapoor, and the Censor Board in India.
Tusshar Kapoor. (Photo by: Darshan Bagwe)

Son of Bollywood veteran Jeetendra and brother to soap opera Queen Ekta Kapoor, Tusshar Kapoor has definitely come a long way in Bollywood by working in movies with genres ranging from action, romantic, comedy and adult comedy. In an interview with Nation Next, Tusshar Kapoor spoke about his film Kyaa Cool Hain Hum 3, his sister Ekta Kapoor, and the Censor Board in India.

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Today, as compared to the past, actors are more conscious about their image. Were you at any point reluctant to take up the role you took in Kya Kool Hai Hum 3′?

Never! I’m a ?film-child and I have grown up watching movies so I know what the audience likes. And eventually, that’s what matters the most. We have to worship the audience like God. The movies that they like are the ones which become successful and are remembered too. Sholay, Mughal-E-Azam, Jai Santoshi Maa, PK, Andaz Apna Apna, David Dhavans movies, etc, are great classics and they all are entertainers. I don’t think my image is going to be affected by doing movies like Kyaa Kool Hai Hum at all. I think an actor is judged by the audience for his performance and not the genre of the film. If I don’t succeed in quality acting in my movie, then it’s a failure for me.

You once said that Ekta is scared of you contrary to the popular belief that she is a tough taskmaster and not somebody to mince words. How was it working with her as she played the role of producer for Kya Kool Hain Hum 3?

Ekta has always been someone who calls a spade a spade. She has matured a lot as a producer as compared to her early 20s when she had become extremely successful. Now, she doesn’t come on sets because shes more involved in the pre-production and marketing. She has enough on her plate, so she has people in place for everything. She doesn’t get hyper about everything now. In those days (early 2000s) when there were around 10 daily soaps of hers on air, there was a lot of pressure on her and she would lose her cool frequently. But the next day, she would always apologise to the person she had hurt. It’s still not excusable but I think she was a child then who’s grown up now. As an actor, when you come on set, everythings professional. The same fear, the jittery feeling, the dialogues, the tension, etc, is always there. I think now I have come to a stage where the comfort level is same with every film. 

There have been a lot of disparities in the way the Censor Board has been functioning off late. While they allow words like ?bastard, they are chopping off words like ?saala?. Whats your take on the same?

I really don’t want to comment on this because the people in the Censor Board are working as per certain guidelines. Each person has to report to somebody who in turn has to report to another. They are all doing what they have been told to do. I think the entire system has to change and there has to be some research. It’s good that now they have intelligent and renowned people like Shyam Benegal and others who are working out a new strategy and restructuring the entire system. I respect the Censor Board as they do their job in spite of the entire hullabaloo.           

Indians don’t mind watching western adult comedy movies but they create a hullabaloo over Bollywood adult comedy movies. Do we need a more mature audience for such films in India?

Why is sex such a taboo in India? There’s so much of skin show in movies. We need certification rather than censorship. There should be some uniformity in the way you are judged. Online viewership of adult content is pretty high. Children sit with their iPads at home and browse whatever they want and their parents don’t bother. 

In two-tier cities, aspiring actors don’t have an easy access to opportunities and platform. Does Balaji Telefilms in future plan to provide any easy access to scout talent in such cities

We had started a website called ?www.screentest.com? but people were not really browsing and following it at that point of time. I guess now everybody knows about the auditions and castings through Facebook, etc. We could probably have auditions in different cities but for that, it becomes a little cumbersome for the production house to manage all cities. 

You are an intelligent finance graduate from the University of Michigan. How difficult is it to essay roles which are a contrast to your personality?

As I mentioned earlier, I am a ?film-child so I think it’s a part of my intelligence only that I understand what works. I feel in this industry, people who cater to the masses and commercial audiences are the ones who really survive. The elite audiences have their taste fluctuating every six months. I understand what works in India and it’s a part of my marketing knowledge, business and management education that I have pursued from the US. Having said that, I do different kind of films like Shootout At Wadala, Dirty Picture, Shor In The City, Mujhe Kucch Kehna Hai, etc, to cater to the serious audiences. I don’t work for any sort of perception. I work for the audience.

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I’m known for small and mid-budget films, so I can never enter 300 crore club: Ayushmann Khurrana

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Ayushmann Khurrana is back with an action drama, ‘An Action Hero’. And the trailer of the film is a promising one, a real genre-bender for Ayushmann fans. The movie also has Jaideep Ahlawat playing the lead alongside Ayushmann. So when asked to comment on how many big stars are doing two-hero films these days, Ayushmann, who has always teamed up with actors playing strong characters, said, “Be it Annu Kapoor’s character in ‘Vicky Donor, Rajkummar Rao in ‘Bareilly Ki Barfi’, Gajraj Rao in ‘Badhai Ho or Tabu in ‘Andhadhun’, all these characters were equally strong along with mine. So, I’ve never followed the trend. I work with actors who contribute to a film. Ultimately, it’s the film that’s a winner.”

Moreover, Ayushmann finds inspiration in Ajay Devgn. “I take a lot of inspiration from Ajay Devgn sir. Like in his film ‘Golmaal’, most of the punch lines were with other cast members, still he did the film. It’s important to keep your film before yourself. A good film is all about a collaboration between the actors, directors and everyone else.”

Ayushmann is one of the finest actors in Bollywood. But ask him if he ever feels the pressure of delivering hits, he said, “I always scout for fresh content. And have a tick list – like has this subject been done in Hindi cinema before? Is the subject original and pathbreaking? But once I do the film, I leave it to the audience whether to accept it or not. I want to give it my best in whatever I do. So, I don’t think I’ll ever be known for a 300 crore film. I’m known for small and mid-budget films. Hence, I can afford to take risks without pressure.”

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Constitution day | Bet you didn’t know these interesting facts about the Indian Constitution

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Constitution Day is also known as “National Law Day”. It is celebrated in India on 26 November every year to commemorate the adoption of the Constitution of India. Know some interesting facts about the Indian Constitution in the video.

सभी को पता है कि India को 15 अगस्त 1947 को independence  मिली थी.साल 1949 में 26 नवंबर यानी आज ही के दिन india  का constitution  बनकर तैयार हुआ था. India का constitution  26 जनवरी 1950 से लागू किया गया था. इसके साथ ही भारत में हर साल 26 नवंबर को constitution day  मनाया जाता है. India का constitution  दुनिया के सभी constitutions को परखने के बाद बनाया गया था. इसलिए इस constitution को सबसे Important constitution कहा जाता है. 

Indian Constitution से जुड़े ऐसे कई Interesting Facts हैं, जिनके बारे में जानकर आप हैरान रह जाएंगे. भारत देश के citizen होने के नाते बच्चों से लेकर बड़ों तक, हर किसी को Constitution Of India से जुड़े ये Interesting Facts  जरूर पता होने चाहिए.

क्या आप जानते है कि  Indian Constitution  World’s Longest Constitution  है. Indian Constitution को लिखने के लिए  dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar को  Father Of Indian Constitution भी कहां जाता है.  डॉ. भीमराव आंबेडकर ने Constitution  को दो साल, 11 महीने और 18 दिनों में तैयार कर India को dedicate किया था. इसके कुछ हिस्से America, Germany , United Kingdom , Australia , Ireland , Canada  और Japan  के Constitution  से लिए गए हैं.

26 नवंबर 1949 को Indian Constituent Assembly की तरफ से इसे अपनाया गया और 26 नवंबर 1950 को इसे एक democratic government system के साथ लागू किया गया था. बाबासाहेब आंबेडकर के योगदान को याद करने और constitution के importance का प्रसार करने के लिए constitution day  मनाया जाता है. Indian Government  की ओर से पहली बार 2015 मेंconstitution day  मनाया गया. 29 अगस्त 1947 को भारत के constitution का draft  तैयार करने वाली Committee की स्थापना हुई. जिसमें chairmen  के रूप में डॉ. भीमराव अंबेडकर appoint हुए. जवाहरलाल नेहरू, डॉ राजेन्द्र प्रसाद, सरदार वल्लभ भाई पटेल, मौलाना अबुल कलाम आजाद भी इस सभा के main members  थे.

क्या आप यह जानते है कि Indian Constitution  में 448 Articles, 22 Parts, 12 schedule और 97 amendment हैं. Indian Constitution की दो copies  हाथ से लिखी गई हैं, जोकि Hindi  और English  language में हैं. इसमें किसी भी तरह की typing या print का use नहीं किया गया था. दोनों handwritten copies पर 24 जनवरी 1950 को उस समय के 284  members of parliament के सामने Signature किए गए थे. Indian Constitution को बनाते समय कई देशों के  Constitution को study किया गया था. हमारे constitution  में देश के citizens के fundamental rights, Duties
 और government machinery के बारे में Detailed Information  दी गई है. इसमें ये बताया गया है कि President, Prime Minister , Governer  और Chief Ministers  की क्या powers हैं और किस तरह से Legislature, executive और Judiciary काम करती है.

Constitution  बनने से पहले भारत में British government  की ओर से  बनाया हुआ act 1935 लागू किया जाता था. Indian Constitution के rules  के मुताबिक Republic Day के मौके पर राष्ट्रपति और Independence Day के मौके पर pm देश को addressed करते है.

तो यह थे Indian Constitution से जुड़े कुछ Interesting Facts

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‘Pakistan Zindabad’ slogans raised during Rahul Gandhi led Bharat Jodo Yatra, claims Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Chouhan

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“Pakistan Zindabad” slogans were being raised during Congress’ Bharat Jodo Yatra, claimed Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan on November 25.

Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Chouhan, Bharat Jodo Yatra leader Rahul Gandhi

“Pakistan Zindabad” slogans were being raised during Rahul Gandhi led Bharat Jodo Yatra, claimed Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan on November 25. He also said that he has ordered a probe into the incident.

Earlier that day, BJP leaders alleged that partakers in the Yatra shouted ‘Pakistan Zindabad’ in Khargone, Madhya Pradesh. A controversy flared up after BJP State President VD Sharma and other party leaders shared a video on social media claiming that ‘Pakistan Zindabad’ slogans were raised during the rally.

Calling it a conspiracy by the BJP against Rahul Gandhi, Congress Party denied the claims. Yatra entered Madhya Pradesh on its 77th day of the Padyatra on November 23.

Covering a total distance of  3,570 km, Congress claimed that Bharat Jodo Yatra is the longest march on foot by any Indian politician in the history of India. It started from Kanyakumari on September 7, and will end in Kashmir next year.

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