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Priyanka Chopra praises Netflix’s ‘Bridgerton’ season 2 for representing Indian culture


While Shonda Rhimes’ ‘Bridgerton’ season 2 is sensational for many reasons, the representation of ‘desi culture’ in the show has made it even more special for all the Indian people, and now that includes global star Priyanka Chopra too. The former Miss World took to her Instagram Stories to send her token of love to the show for representing Indian culture through the Sharma sisters, Edwina Sharma and Kate Sharma, played by actors Charithra Chandran and Simone Ashley. “I have to say, it’s so wonderful to see desi representation on mainstream TV. It was such an anomaly when I started. Love the show and the Sharma sisters,” Priyanka wrote alongside a picture of Chandran and Ashley. Based on Julia Quinn’s best-selling series of novels, ‘Bridgerton’ is set in the lavish and competitive world of London high society during the Regency …

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WATCH: Never have I ever: the Season 2 review

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The very popular Netflix series – Never have I ever – has gained mainstream success in the US and around the world. In South Africa its currently trending in the South African Top 10. We think this should spur local film-makers to make a Southern African version. From the Hindu:: Most of us would have already binge-watched season two of Mindy Kaling and Lang Fisher’s Netflix series Never Have I Ever by now – that’s just how lovable this show is. When was the last time we saw a film or series about a south Indian girl who grapples with tradition and western modernity, without it ending morbidly that is? The series, narrated by John McEnroe, follows Devi Vishwakumar (Maitreyi Ramakrishnan), a straight-A student at a Sherman Oaks high school in California. She lives with her mother Dr Nalini Vishwakumar (Poorna Jagannathan) …

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The Human Computer – Shakuntala Devi: maths genius. complicated mother and LGBT champion

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The human supercomputer not only pushed for the minds of humanity to breach their capacity, but for irrational beliefs and LGBT prejudices to be challenged as well. The words “Shakuntala Devi”, “maths” and “rapid calculation” are synonomous. Be inspired and watch ‘Shakuntala Devi’ (2020) on Amazon Prime. It will inspire you and you’ll put your daughters and sons in front of the screen to watch it. But beware, there was a price to pay for passion and maths genius that you will see in the film. Math genius Shakuntala Devi is a household name today since Vidya Balan decided to step into her rather large shoes. But there’s a less-talked-about side to her that needs more attention. The year was 1977 when in one corner of the world, at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Shakuntala Devi successfully extracted the 23rd …

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Best and latest Indian films on Amazon Prime: Part 1


Movie watching is different these days. Choices are no longer Ster Kinekor or Avalon, its Netflix or Amazon Prime. With monthly subscriptions costing less than a jumbo box of popcorn and coke, the movie fan has the power. Cinema’s of course won’t go away, and we don’t want that ever – they’ll probably just become better experiences. We’ll wait while we stream Indian films on Amazon Prime. So, dismantle your satellite dish and microwave about 5 packets of buttered popcorn, pour it in the dish with your burnt fingers and enjoy! Stream Indian films all weekend long. We’ve chosen a selection from different language regions (Kollywood, Bollywood, Tollywood, Sandalwood) – aaand that’s why we have the subtitle button. Master Starring: Vijay and Vijay Sethupati Language: Tamil Gulabo Sitabo Starring: Amitabh Bachchan. Language: Hindi Review: Starring Ayushmann Khurrana and Amitabh Bachchan, Shoojit …

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New Satya Sai Baba film announced

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The 2020 film about the life of Satya Sai Baba is estimated to have done well, prompting the producers to announce the intent for a sequel. Anup Jalota is a prolific singer and musician who has gained massive popularity for his songs and as the singer’s first movie Satya Sai Baba was very well received by the audiences, he has some amazing news for his fans. Anup Jalota recently announced the sequel to his movie Om Sri Satya Sai Baba and also added how this time his role in the making of the movie will increase. It is said that Satya Sai Baba was the incarnation of Sai Baba of Shirdi. Millions of people who believed in Sai have the same belief. Sathya Narayan, who was born from the womb of Ishwar Amma in 1926, later became Sathya Sai Baba. …

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Game of Thrones star Indira Varma joins Obi-Wan Kenobi TV series

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Indian origin British star Indira Varma, best known for her roles in TV shows “Rome” and “Game of Thrones”, has joined the cast of the upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi television series on Disney+. Details about Varma’s character are still under wraps, reported Deadline. Varma, who has starred in TV shows “Carnival Row”, “Luther”, “Paranoid” and “For Life” and movies such as “Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love” and “Crisis”, will appear in the series alongside Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen, who portrayed Obi-Wan and Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader in the “Star Wars” prequel trilogy. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Telescope Film (@telescopefilm) India Varma Kenobi The Obi-Wan serie on the streamer is among the number of “Star Wars” shows that are lined up for Disney+ following the success of “The Mandalorian”. The third season of “The Mandalorian” will …

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Tamil actress Simone Ashley lands lead female role in Netflix’s Bridgerton

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The upcoming season of the hit Netflix series ‘Bridgerton’ has found its leading lady in actor of Tamil origin Simone Ashley. As per Variety, Netflix has roped in Ashley as Kate Sharma to play the love interest of actor Jonathan Bailey’s character Anthony Bridgerton in season two of the romantic period drama. Kate’s official character description reads, “Newly arrived in London, Kate is a smart, headstrong young woman who suffers no fools–Anthony Bridgerton very much included.” The second season, which is scheduled to begin production this spring in London, will be based on the sequel of Julia Quinn’s romance series, ‘The Viscount Who Loved Me’, which follows the quest of Lord Anthony Bridgerton (Jonathan Bailey) to find his viscountess. In the novel, Ashley’s character is named Kate Sheffield. However, the show’s creative team previously decided her family would be of …

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Priyanka Chopra turns ‘White Tiger,’ and her dog into her cub

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Following the massive success of her Netflix film, actor-singer Priyanka Chopra Jonas turned into “a white tiger” and turned her dog Diana into “her cub”. The ‘Baywatch’ actor took to Instagram to drop the stunning picture of herself dressed in an outfit in the print with her pooch wearing a matching scarf and leash. The picture sees the former Miss World dressed in a dress holding her dog’s leash as the two pose in their balcony. Priyanka’s full-sleeved dress had a high-kneck pattern. Keeping her look classy, the 38-year-old actor tied her hair in a bun and wore hoop earrings. She dusted off the look with black coloured glares and matching heels.“A white tiger and her cub @diariesofdiana #TheWhiteTiger,” she wrote in the caption of the post. The Ramin Bahrani directorial film is based on the booker-prize winning novel of …

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