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Ray J files for divorce from Princess Love after 4 years of marriage

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Ray J files for divorce from Princess Love after 4 years of marriage

Singer Ray J has filed for divorce from Princess Love, his wife of four years. According to The Blast, the “One Wish” singer has also asked for joint custody of the couple’s two children: nine-month-old son Epik Ray, and daughter Melody Love, two. Ray J’s filing comes two months after Love requested to dismiss her filing to legally end their marriage.

The duo got married in 2016.

Last November, Love had claimed that she would file for divorce after she said Ray J left her and daughter Melody “stranded” in Las Vegas. The singer has repeatedly denied the claim.

There were renewed concerns for their relationship when Ray J revealed to Page Six that he was quaranting alone in a hotel. He claimed at the time that she had asked him to quarantine before seeing their kids. Princess Love filed for a divorce shortly after.

He’s recorded a new song, “Hurt You,” in which he apologies for the trouble he’s put her through.

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Did You Know Aishwarya Rai Bachchan Enjoyed A Lot Of Perks On ‘Jodhaa Akbar’ Sets?

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Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is a well-known name in the acting and entertainment industry. In 2008, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan played the character of a Rajput princess, Jodhaa Bai, in the Ashutosh Gowarikar directorial Jodhaa Akbar. The film was lauded for its grand scale and massive sets. Fans will be surprised to know that Aishwarya Rai Bachchan literally enjoyed the perks of being a “queen” on the sets of the movie as well. Read ahead to know details.

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Aishwarya Rai Bachchan treated like a “queen” on the sets of ‘Jodhaa Akbar’

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Hrithik Roshan played the lead characters in Ashutosh Gowariker’s historical drama, Jodhaa Akbar. The movie has been written by Haidar Ali. The plot of the film revolves around a sixteenth-century love story about a marriage of alliance that gave birth to the story of true love between the Mughal emperor, Akbar and a Rajput princess, Jodhaa Bai.  

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Fans must be surprised to know that Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, who played the character of a queen on-screen was in fact treated like a real-life “queen” on the sets of the movie. As per an IMDb trivia, art director of the movie, Nitin Desai had created a personal cottage for the actor at the studio that they were shooting in, that was located in Karjat.

Director Ashutosh Gowariker wanted Aishwarya Rai Bachchan to stay back in Karjat until the shoot was over, instead of commuting from Mumbai everyday. She was given all the privileges and comfort of a home in the cottage made specifically for her.  

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During a media interaction, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan had mentioned that the toughest part of playing the character of Jodhaa in the movie was to wear the jewellery as she found them quite heavy to bedeck. The set that the actor wore in the scene where Jodhabai is wedded to Akbar weighed 3.5 kilograms.

Both the lead actors of the movie, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Hrithik Roshan had to wear thirteen and eight sets of jewels, respectively throughout the shooting of the movie to portray the exact characters.     

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Ronit Roy Opens Up About The Time When He Was Aamir Khan’s Bodyguard; Read Details

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Actor Ronit Roy recently spoke about his journey in the industry and how he evolved as an actor in an interview. The actor has, over the years, worked in a wide range of movies and shows and garnered critical acclaim for his performances. He also opened up about being Aamir Khan’s bodyguard and how it helped him. Read on:

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Ronit Roy on being Aamir Khan’s bodyguard

In an interview with Pinkvilla, Ronit Roy revealed that he only entered the industry with the idea of becoming a star. Roy then mentioned that after he failed and was out of work, he started his security agency. Through this agency, he was appointed as a bodyguard to Aamir Khan.

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Ronit explained that while he was Aamir Khan’s bodyguard, he observed the actor and his way of working, which was an insightful experience for him. He said that this was the time when he understood how to work on his skill and better them. After this, Ronit worked with Ekta Kapoor in shows like Kasautii Zindagii Kay and Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi and then on became popularly known for his portrayals of Mr. Rishabh Bajaj and Mihir Virani.

Ronit Roy in ‘Hostages 2’

Ronit Roy was recently seen in the second season of the popular Disney+ Hostar show, Hostages 2. The plot features multiple twists and turns and has been receiving rave reviews from critics and the viewers. Roy reprised his role of SP Prithvi Singh from season 1 and his performance is also garnering major appreciation from fans on various social media platforms.

Hostages tells the story of a doctor who is forced to assassinate a prominent politician after her family members are held hostages. The show, apart from Ronit Roy, also stars actors like Tisca Chopra, Malhar Rathod, and Anangsha Biswas in pivotal roles. Currently, the show has a rating of 6.8/10 on IMDb.

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‘Devi’ Short Film Review: A Hard-hitting, Brilliant Film To Send Chills Down Your Spine

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Director: Priyanka Banerjee

Cast: Kajol, Mukta Barve, Neena Kulkarni, Neha Dhupia, Rama Joshi, Sandhya Mhatre, Shivani Raghuvanshi, Shruti Haasan, Yashaswini Dayama

Genre: Drama

Duration: 13 mins 01 secs

Reviewer rating: 4.5 out of 5

Setting the scene

The short film opens with nine women in a room. Each one of them goes about minding their own business and careful enough to not get into another’s way. The women are spread out comfortably inside a living room which also has a TV set. Each of these women has a different mindset and belong to different strata and generations of society. Forced to live with each other, they find it difficult to adjust with each other’s needs and space.  

Plot 

Once the scene is established, the nine exasperated women begin by showing their discomfort in being forced to live together against their wishes. Pulling at that thread, the short film exceptionally manages to inject in the deadly and collective common point that brings them all together. The climax of the film is reached with the bone-chilling realisation that these women are, in fact, rape survivors and are trapped in desolation probably after they were ‘silenced’ by patriarchy. The stimulus introduced by the writer is the anticipation of another person in an already overcrowded and stuffy room. The women pointlessly argue with each other whether they would be able to accommodate another person like themselves. The film culminates with a gut-wrenching revelation that is bound to befuddle you with thoughts of helplessness, shame and a sense of impotent empathy.

Verdict

This wonder of a short film deserves applause for the relevance of the subject that it dealt with so poignantly. ‘Devi’ leaves you tongue-tied with the realisation that we live in a society where incidents like sexual violence and suffering of women is a collective reality for many. Some endure it bravely, while others succumb to the pressures of keeping up with the label of ‘devi’ ascribed to women in India. 

There is no escape from this room with nine women who represent the nine forms of the goddess we ritually celebrate as a ‘tradition’ in India. The short film represents an allegory of the condition of women — irrespective of their caste, class, ideology, age, education, clothes, disability– in our country. The closed room is the only safe haven for a woman who is forced to go through gruesome violence and then expected to remain silent. How many more of these women will fit into a closed room? 

When an unexpected addition knocks on the door in the film, the women begin to make hair-raising revelations about the crimes perpetrated against them, all in an attempt to have a right to stay indoors. They compare the severity of the crimes on different scales but somehow end up with no consensus. Their complaints and horror stories can only be understood by someone who can, unfortunately, empathize with them and those are the other women in the room– no one else. The sisterhood must be maintained in order for them to face what’s on the other side of the door. 

Kajol, who leads the cast, plays the warrior housewife who tries to balance the dwindling temperaments churning in the room. She describes the age of the perpetrators who brought her in the room. Shruti Haasan plays the party-girl who describes how the predators left her after being beaten up with a beer bottle. Mukta Barve plays the fully clad Muslim woman, Yashaswini Dayama is the mute village girl, Neena Kulkarni and the others are old women while Neha Dhupia plays the role of an office going corporate woman. The story manages to stab you in the heart with the twist in the end and then forces you to breathe with the realization that reality, like the one on the screen, does, in fact, exist. The director should take a bow for bringing out such a sensitive subject with the utmost simplicity through the short film.

What works

  • The simplicity of the narrative and the set-up that amplified the evocation of poignancy horror at the end.

  • The brilliance of the performers in conveying a range of unspoken words with their presence, with minimal dialogues.

  • The length of the film which drove the point to the T in a tightly written script and impeccable screenplay.

What doesn’t work

  • The story would make more sense in the form of a theatre piece and not as a film as the dialogue delivery of the actors is clearly and strictly according to their roles. 

  • The heated discussion between the characters and their reactions, even though to bring out the tension, sounds inorganic at one point.

  • The point about sorting the women according to the different criteria of their predators was a little problematic and could’ve been handled in a different way.

Watch the short film here:

 

 

 

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