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Jessica Lal News

  • | June 13th, 2014

    Rajkummar Rao to star opposite Myra Karn in Revolution 2020

    Rajkummar Rao to star opposite Myra Karn in Revolution 2020

    The CityLights actor is on a career high
    After being part of Kai Po Che, an adaptation of Chetan Bhagat’s bestseller The 3 Mistakes of My Life, Rajkummar Rao is excited about Revolution 2020, another film based on the author’s book. Click here to read more

  • | May 22nd, 2013

    Jessica Lal murder trial: Shayan Munshi to be charged with perjury

    Jessica Lal murder trial: Shayan Munshi to be charged with perjury

    The Delhi High Court on Wednesday ordered that a perjury case be registered against the Bollywood actor
    Jessica Lal was shot dead in April 1999 by Manu Sharma, son of Haryana Congress leader Vinod Sharma after she refused to serve him a drink at a late night party at socialite Bina Ramani’s restaurant in south Delhi. Click here to read more

  • | April 29th, 2013

    Did Aamir Khan’s Rang De Basanti inspire the Anna Hazare movement?

    Did Aamir Khan’s Rang De Basanti inspire the Anna Hazare movement?

    A new documentary titled Ru-Ba-Ru will depict the film’s impact on contemporary youth protests, and yes, Khan will be a part of it
    Aamir Khan’s film Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak celebrated its silver jubilee recently, but his more impactful work in terms of social change is 2006’s Rang De Basanti (RDB). Directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, it showed how the youth of India can empower themselves to bring about a change in the politically corrupt system. Click here to read more

  • | August 18th, 2011

    Anna Hazare’s crusade: Bollywood takes a stand on issues

    Anna Hazare’s crusade: Bollywood takes a stand on issues

    For a very long time, cinema has only been seen as an escape from the stark realities of life. Most films cater to those who seek entertainment, but every now and then one comes along that supports a cause and seeks to initiate either a debate or create awareness among the masses
    Just like Anna Hazare is doing now, Bollywood movies have worked to bring a cause into the realm of everyday activism with a little masala added to make it more appealing. With the recent anti-corruption protests headed by Hazare getting so much attention, we take a quick look at some recent films that rooted for a cause and left a mark…. Click here to read more

  • | May 12th, 2011

    Myra Karn gives up an MBA career for films

    Myra Karn gives up an MBA career for films

    The young actor who played the role of Jessica Lall in No One Killed Jessica gives up her aspirations of becoming a marketing professional to further her accidental movie career.
    Myra Karn, who played the role of Jessica Lal in No One Killed Jessica, was an aspiring marketing professional and was about to give her CAT exams when director Raj Kumar Gupta approached her for the role. The actor reluctantly agreed and planned to go back to doing her MBA after completing the shooting of the film. Click here to read more