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'It's not a fight between Hindi and Marathi cinema'

April 08, 2015 17:41 IST

A look at the top tweets from your favourite Bollywood celebrities:

The Bharatiya Janata Party-Shiv Sena government in Maharashtra hopes to enact a law to make it mandatory for multiplexes in the state to screen Marathi movies during the prime time slot of 6 to 9pm.

Several celebrities turned to Twitter to show their discontentment:

Ritiesh Deshmukh: Cinema in every language should survive. I strongly believe every type of cinema should be protected, rather cultivated better. It's not a fight between Hindi and Marathi cinema. We live in one country.

Rishi Kapoor: All kinds of cinema whichever language welcome providing content good. See what an English/Hindi film F&F7 is doing!Cinema has no language. Today theatre rentals so high difficult for weak films to survive irrespective of language. Case in point F&F7. Open field, anyone welcome. You cannot thrust anything  on anyone zabardasti. If it is good it will survive otherwise..Cinema is also a business. Big monies involved. Ritesh Deshmukhs film in Marathi was a super hit. So were others. So welcome all. We are all equal here in cinema. May the best win!

Kabir Bedi: Nothing wrong in CM @Dev_Fadnavis mandating multiplexes to show #MarathiCinema at prime-time, in one of their theatres.

Anubhav Sinha: Regional Films must get proper and fair showcasing. Specially when Marathi Industry is making such wonderful films.

Shobhaa De: I love Marathi movies. Let me decide when and where to watch them, Devendra Fadnavis. This is nothing but Dadagiri.

Hansal Mehta: The government wants to enforce while our industry is happy to simply prostrate before the ministry and walk away with empty promises. Marathi films and all good, small films deserve a better deal from plexes. But must the govt interfere? What about our 'industry leaders'?


Hindi remake of Traffic to release on September 15

Director Rajesh Pillai, who made the Malayalam movie Traffic, has started shooting for the Bollywood version of the film. 

Divya Dutta, who is acting in the film, tweeted : ‘Hindi Remake of Malayalam sleeper hit Traffic to hit the screens on 15th of September.’

The film will also star Manoj Bajpayee.


Parineeti Chopra sizzles for a photoshoot


Parineeti Chopra, who recently shot for an advertisement, took to Twitter to share a picture from the shoot (above): ‘Thank you for your wishes!! :) and my newest campaign for Layer'r Wotta Girl !! #happiness’


Saqid Saleem turns 27

Huma Qureshi's brother and actor Saqib Saleem, who forayed into Bollywood with 2011 Yash Raj Films romantic comedy Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge, celebrated his birthday on April 8.

Dum Laga Ke Haisha actress Bhumi Pednekar turned to Twitter to wish him and tweeted: ‘Happy birthday @Saqibsaleem keep killing it ssq.. To a year full of madness and fun..Big big hug and kiss.’

Saqib is currently shooting for Vasan Bala's next film Side Hero.


Paoli Dam starts shooting for Take Care


Actress Paoli Dam is currently shooting for Jayasree Bhattacharya’s upcoming Bengali film Take Care in Sikkim.

She shared a picture of herself from the sets (above) and tweeted: ‘Good morning to all..from Teesta river bank during shoot of #TakeCare.’  

The film addresses the issue of breast cancer.

Rishi Kapoor gets nostalgic


Rishi Kapoor ‏took to Twitter to share an old photograph (above) and tweeted: ‘Can you spot ( front row) Zohra Jan,Rajkumari,Amirbai Karnatki Hamida Banu, Geeta Roy,Lata Mangeshkar, Meena Kapoor (and standing behind) Sailesh Mukherjee,Talat Mahmood,Dilip Dholakia,Mohd. Rafi,Shiv Dayal Batish,G.M. Durrani,Kishore Kumar and Mukesh. Classic picture. Thank you Putul Guha (son of late brilliant director Dulal Guha).