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Covid-19 has taken more territory and broken more defences across the planet than Genghis Khan, Attila and Alexander the Great combined, and it looms over humanity with a menace that appears to leave no refuge. At the current rate of doubling of casualties, the world could see some 36 million deaths in a year, and over 140 million dead just four months later. In this world war, humanity is fighting to survive and dominate a strand of DNA that itself is hard-coded to survive and dominate. The bat

24 Jul 2020 2:25 pm

Casting director Mukesh Chhabra remembers discovering Sushant Singh Rajput, who stars in his directorial debut Dil Bechara, while scouting for Kai Po Che! (2013). I spotted him, he says proudly. Chhabra was looking for three young actors for the film when Shobha Sant, a movie marketer and talent consultant (currently head, content alliances, JIO Studios) introduced him to Rajput. After auditioning the television star along with Rajkummar Rao and Amit Sadh, he would get him one of the lead roles.

24 Jul 2020 2:08 pm

Namit Das has had back-to-back releases in the last few weeks. First, it was Aarya on Disney+Hotstar followed by Mafia on Zee5. He will soon be seen in the much anticipated miniseries A Suitable Boy. Born into a family of musicians, he says his journey in showbiz has been eventful. Q/ You have had quite a run, with Aarya, Mafia and now A Suitable Boy. Did you expect Aarya to be so successful? A/ Not at all. I was sure it was something special, but I did not expect it to become so big. It is a

24 Jul 2020 2:08 pm