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‘I Am Kalam’ director’s ‘Jalpari’ screened at Marche du Cannes
Director Nila Madhab Panda, remembered for I Am Kalam, showcased his new feature film Jalpari: The Desert Mermaid at Marche du Cannes (Cannes Film Market) during the 65th Cannes International Film Festival
The film is said to have received a positive response. Click here to read more
Kajol and Ajay Devgn to pair up onscreen soon!
After Aamir Khan, it’s this B-town power-jodi who will try and tackle the grave issue of female foeticide. And here’s how…
Celebrity couple Kajol and Ajay Devgn has decided to pair up onscreen for a film based on female foeticide. Click here to read more
SATYAMEV JAYATE impact: Maharashtra seeks Aamir Khan’s support for girl child
Actors Ajay Devgn and Kajol are also doing their bit by making a documentary on ‘Save the Girl Child’ for the state government
After Bollywood diva Madhuri Dixit reportedly turned down Maharashtra’s offer as brand ambassador for tourism, the state has sought megastar Aamir Khan’s support for its various public welfare schemes that aim to protect girl child, a top official said. Click here to read more
Aamir Khan to meet Rajasthan Chief Minister on Wednesday
Aamir Khan plans to get in touch with Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Wednesday, May 9 and discuss the issue of female foeticide at length. The actor has already raised this problem on the first episode of his show Satyamev Jayate and expressed his concern over it. Khan claims that his objective is to reduce the rampant practice of female infanticide across the country. On the show, he had taken a pledge to write to Gehlot and request him to take measures to clear pending court cases of doctors charged in the sex determination racket. We wish Aamir the best of luck and hope he gets the much needed support from the government.
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‘Satyamev Jayate’ special screening held in Maharashtra, Gujarat & Uttar Pradesh
The first episode of Aamir Khan’s debut TV show Satyamev Jayate was screened on Sunday, May 6, in some villages in Maharashtra, Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh where the villagers do not have access to television. “This is an important and relevant show for all of India and Star India is going all out to make sure that this show reaches out to all Indians even in places with limited or no TV connectivity,” said Gayatri Yadav, EVP- Marketing and Communications, STAR India, in a statement. “The show is about the people of India and it’s imperative it reaches every Indian,” she added.
Satyamev Jayate went on air Sunday on Star Plus as well as Doordarshan [you read it here first]. In fact, this is the first ever show to be beamed on a private channel as well as DD simultaneously. The special screening was organised by Star Plus on community TV sets in villages like Bhingara and Kahupatta in Maharashtra; Chepa in Gujarat; Jhunkar in Madhya Pradesh; Tikeri, Lalpur, Sarauta and Maaniram in Uttar Pradesh. Most of these villages have a population of less than 5,000. The initiative was taken to ensure that the show reaches all over the country as the show caters to the issues of common man. For instance, the first episode talked about female foeticide and its consequences.Click here to read more