‘Pink’, ‘Piku’, or a film like ‘Madras Cafe’, Shoojit Sircar has given us all these hard-hitting stories and made us face the reality of this society via his. The director has won our hearts with his strong story lines and unmatchable directing skills. Varun Dhawan who is busy with the remake of Salman Khan’s ‘Judwaa’ as ‘Judwaa 2’ will be seen in Shoojit Sircar’s next, ‘October’. This is going to be Varun Dhawan’s first collaboration with Shoojit and fans have already started expecting a lot from it.
If you are thinking about the kind of character that Varun will be playing in ‘October’ then we have an answer for you. If reports are to be believed, Varun Dhawan will be playing a serious role just the way he portrayed in ‘Badlapur’.
To accelerate the excitement of the fans,recently published a scoop about the film ‘October’ that revealed a little about the film’s genre. It was their attempt to share Varun Dhawan’s experience in ‘Badlapur’.
The report had an interview with the actor too. However, this didn’t go really well with the director. Shoojit blasted the newspaper and slammed them for revealing the piece of his story.
Don’t know what sort of joy these journalists get trying to reveal the story and not let audiences enjoy the film..
— Shoojit Sircar (@ShoojitSircar)
Slamming the journalist, Nayandeep Rakshit, Shoojit questioned his journalism ethics.
Just wish to apologize to my audience that you have to go through these absurd scoops.hope God give them a little ethics of film journalism.
— Shoojit Sircar (@ShoojitSircar)
However, reading the report closely, the only thing you will get to know about the film ‘October’ is that the film will have a “dark” and “niche” plot. It’s almost nothing that the journalist has revealed. Looking at the other side of the coin, we got to know that the journo even tried contacting the director. To prove that he did make attempts to contact the director he even posted a screenshot of his WhatsApp.
Here’s what the journalist wrote,
Proof that I informedclearly that I needed to talk to him. I even sat on the story for at least 10 days before filing it. And still, I am called names and I am told that I don’t know the ethics of journalism. Wonder what you have to say to this, Shoojit da!
Here’s is the screenshot that he shared:
Looking at both sides of the story, whom do you think is at fault? Do share your views in the comments below!
Death in Paradise series 11 casts EastEnders legend
EastEnders legend Tamzin Outhwaite will be joining the cast of Death in Paradise series 11.
The soap icon and former New Tricks star will be leading an all-star guest line-up for the new episodes, alongside fellow former EastEnders star Nicholas Bailey, Jason Done (Merlin), Ben Onwukwe (Safe) and Ben Starr (Jamestown).
Outhwaite, who bowed out from playing Mel Owen in EastEnders in a blaze of glory two years ago, will hopefully have a less brutal end for her character when she appears in one Death in Paradise episode early next year.
These guest actors will be part of what sounds like a thrilling new series as DI Neville Parker (Ralf Little), DS Florence Cassell (Joséphine Jobert) and new arrival Sgt Naomi Thomas (Shantol Jackson) investigate a golf course serial killer and a sky-diver killed in midair!
Florence will also face her biggest professional decision yet when the police commissioner assigns her to go undercover on a drug trafficking case.
The character originally left Saint Marie a few years ago after her fiancée Patrick was murdered because of his ties to a drug cartel.
The last series left off on quite a cliffhanger too, so that will need to be addressed post-haste too when Death in Paradise returns.
Luckily, fans will not have to wait until 2022 for more Death in Paradise because the BBC has commissioned the show’s first-ever Christmas show to air later in December.
Former cast member Danny John-Jules will be reprising his role as Officer Dwayne Myers to help former colleague Florence and newcomer Neville on their newest case.
It will be revealed that Dwayne also has a past with Officer Marlon Pryce (Tahj Miles)… and they will not exactly have a friendly reunion!
Death in Paradise airs on BBC One and will return for a Christmas special on Boxing Day.
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A million frontline Covid workers demand India boost $40 salary
For their trouble, they make about $40 a month, a wage barely enough to make ends meet. More than a million of these frontline healthcare workers across the country — pivotal to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s goal of inoculating the nation’s entire population and reviving the $2.6 trillion economy — are soon about to snap.
Called Accredited Social Health Activists, or “Asha” the Hindi word for hope, these women are teaming up with trade unions with muscle to step up their fight against what they call chronic official apathy toward their complaints about poor pay and dismal working conditions.
Nine Asha workers Bloomberg News interviewed across India said authorities who earlier assured them better wages, personal protective equipment and safe working conditions haven’t kept those promises despite a two-day stoppage last year. Even worse, some say they haven’t been paid for months.
The All India Trade Union Congress is planning protests in New Delhi when the nation’s parliament is in session through Dec. 23, said General Secretary Amarjeet Kaur. “We are talking to other trade unions and are planning a national strike in December for all scheme workers,” said A.R. Sindhu, national secretary for the Communist-linked Centre of Indian Trade Unions.
The threat of another walkout by the workers comes at a critical time when India is still struggling with its vaccination targets. Only 32% of India’s 1.4 billion people had received two shots, according to Bloomberg’s vaccine tracker Wednesday, while Modi has an ambitious goal of getting all adults fully inoculated by the end of the year. A strike could also deal a blow as the omicron variant of the coronavirus poses a new risk to recovery efforts around the globe.
Bridge to Communities
Asha workers are crucial to Modi’s door-to-door Covid-19 vaccination campaign launched in November. They have detailed knowledge of their neighborhoods, and they are far more likely to persuade residents to get the shots. They act as a bridge between health authorities and local communities.
Created in 2005 as a stopgap arrangement to help provide more than 55 health-care services to people, especially women and children, in far-flung areas, the Asha program has been instrumental in eradicating polio from the developing country. Now the workers have the added burden of Covid-19, all for a paltry activity-based honorarium, which averages about 3,000 rupees ($40) a month for most of them. If lucky, some can earn double that amount.
But they want the government to set minimum wages for them, like farm hands or cleaners, some of whom can make as much as $260 a month.
“Time has come to give them minimum wages because now they have become crucial to the system,” said T. Sundararaman, New Delhi-based global coordinator for the People’s Health Movement. “When they were created we were talking about 12 hours a week. Now the whole burden of primary care has shifted on them and they are working more than the regular staff.”
The concerns being raised by the Asha workers aren’t new. Besides the issue of pay, two years into the pandemic, most of them still continue to work without gloves, masks or sanitizers. Those who need to travel far don’t have access to a safe place to stay overnight, or shelter when temperatures soar or dip.
Women in Pink
Irked at being ignored, the women in pink are escalating their stir, demanding minimum and timely wages and better working facilities. They joined other workers’ unions in September for a one-day strike, and the protests have gathered momentum since.
On Nov. 10, Asha workers in Kolhapur, a town about 230 miles south of Mumbai, stopped vaccine-related work over non-payment. In the northern state of Punjab, where local elections are likely early next year, they have stayed away from all services barring emergency care such as child birth since Nov. 25, according to Balbir Kaur, 51, who is the chief of the union in the district of Ludhiana.
“Since the assembly polls are nearing and they are seeking votes, may be they will now listen to us now,” said Kaur, adding she hadn’t been paid for months. A spokesperson for the state government did not reply to an email seeking comment.
As a result of the protests in pockets of the country, some experts are already starting to see a dip in the pace of vaccination. Vivekanand Jha, executive director for India at the George Institute for Global Health, said ignoring their concerns may undermine the fight against Covid-19.
“People who are marginalized would suffer,” Jha said.
Poonam Pandey, 35, said when she and her associates had gathered in Shahjahanpur, a small district in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, to present a letter of demands to Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath at a political rally, police beat them up. A spokesperson for the state government did not respond to a text message asking for a comment. The spokesperson for the federal Health Ministry also did not return a call and message asking for their response.
“We were called corona warriors and we did everything the government asked us to,” Pandey said on the phone, recounting the horror she endured. “Now we are being beaten up for asking our dues. I demand justice, where will I get it? They are the government, they can do anything. What can we do?”
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FIFA Mobile 22: Release Date, Beta, iOS, Trailer and Everything You Need to Know
FIFA Mobile 22 is an exciting release on the way and we have all the information you need to know around this game.
The game, also developed by EA Sports, gives players the whole FIFA experience on mobile so you can play the very popular game on the go.
EA Sports have turned FIFA into one of the best sporting games around and they have dominated the football gaming world for well over a decade.
There has been a lot of excitement over this game, and hopefully the developers meet the high expectations of the gaming community.
Here is everything you need to know about FIFA Mobile 22:
There is currently no official confirmation around the release date for FIFA Mobile 22, but many are expecting it to go live in January 2021, possibly Saturday 1st January 2022.
Once we get official confirmation, we will update this page.
The beta for FIFA Mobile 22 is currently live for those who live in India, Romania and Canada. There is a lot that players can do in this beta, and the gaming community are enjoying what it has to offer.
The features in the beta are:
- Daily Quests
- Simplified Star Pass
- Login Bonus Rewards
- New Storefront and Store Packs
- Base Players, Base Icon Players, and Event Players
- Transfer Market
- Audio Commentary & Stadium SFX
- Upgraded Visuals with new Graphic Settings
- Mini-Events with Skill Games and Matches
- VS Attack and Head to Head
- New Menus and UI
- New Player Training System
For those wondering, FIFA Mobile will be available to download for free on iOS and Android mobile devices and you can download it on the Apple App Store and Google Play.
The trailer for FIFA Mobile 22 has been released and has been posted on YouTube.
In the trailer, you can see gameplay, and for a mobile device, the graphics look very good. You can also see what the Ultimate Team cards will look like.
You can also see how some of the menus look and the general overall game looks like a massive improvement on its predecessor.
Be sure to keep an eye on this page as we will be providing you with all the latest updates as soon as they are revealed.
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