Emraan Hashmi makes a strong comeback on our small screens with Netflix's Bard of blood. Produced by Shah Rukh Khan, Bard of Blood is yet another story revolving around a spies life. It's the typical India-Pakistan conflict series that has become the base line of almost all Indian shows. Be it Sacred Games or Family Man, the undercover missions have now become an every day routine in the lives of the audience.
It is a new genre for Emraan Hashmi and he tries his best to do justice to the role. Supporting cast has done a good Job, but female characters are have faced injustice. They are helpless characters while the men emerge as heroes. The writers have tried to engage the audience with crypted messages and mysteries but with so many spy dramas on the web, it doesn't stick well with the viewers. Little attention has paid to geographical authenticity and other details. While we see Emraan Hashmi struggle a bit at times to get into this Secret Agent. The cast could have done a better job and so could the writers.
Bard of blood is engaging, but does not bring anything new to the table. It could be our familliarity with the storyline or the fact that Bard of Blood has clashed with Amazon Prime's Family Man. Bard of Blood fails to tune in with audience. The audience has compared both shows, since they have somewhat similar story base. And the people's verdict is that, Amazon's Family Man is a better watch. You can binge on Bard of blood, but you won't miss out on anything if you don't. We hope to see Emraan Hashmi in more such roles, but with a better script.
It's been a difficult year for Bollywood for having lost one of the most talented actors of the industry, Sushant Singh Rajput. The actor who made his debut with Kai Po Che had grown heaps and bounds in terms of his career. Soon after his movie MS Dhoni: The Untold Story, Sushant became a megastar in the industry and was offered a plethora of big films. However, his fans are shocked to have witnessed this day where they are rooting for his last film, Dil Bechara. To honour his legacy, the trailer of Dil Bechara, which dropped yesterday, has the maximum likes and views in mere 24 hours.
The official trailer of the film has been largely viewed by his fans who all have immense love for the actor. This is why they have managed to break the record of the previously highly watched trailer of Avengers Endgame, a Hollywood superhero film. Yes, you read that right. Within 24 hours, the trailer has got more than 30 million views and 5.9 million likes on it. Dil Bechara is the official Hindi remake of the Hollywood film The Fault In Our Stars. Along with Sushant, it stars newcomer Sanjana Sanghi and has been directed by Mukesh Chabbra.
The movie will drop the digital platform Disney+ Hotstar on July 24. To honour the actor's legacy, the streaming platform has decided to release the movie for all their views subscribed and non-subscribed.
Rahul Roy became the heartthrob of every girl after his romantic film Aashiqui released on big screens. Soon after that, however, the actor disappeared from the industry and never made a comeback. Opening up about his situation had he not taken a sabbatical, Rahul told a leading website, "What would have happened? I would be making a shitload of more money or would have been where my colleagues are? Isse jyada kya hota? Mera bank balance badhta and about stardom, everyone knew me globally, it is just that people give much more respect to the so called bigger stars my colleagues which they have earned it, no doubt but what more? Everyone's journey is different. I am not the one to regret."
He added, Of course, there are days when you remember that what if I had continued irrespective of hits or flops, maybe I would have been indifferent place, I agree and accept that but there is no need to regret because the 8-9 years I was away from cinema has also given me the depth and changed me as a person. And now the kind of films that will come, I am enjoying the cinema."
He further added about his views on nepotism and said, "I thrive on being the underdog. I think when you focus on your craft it is always good to surprise and bring so-called powers down with janta's verdict. This outsider label is not just in our industry, it is in every industry. So of course, these people of the industry, as they say, might get the opportunity but how many of them do we know did not reach the heights of their parents. Eventually, your craft, if you liked, no amount of followers can get you respect. Even if I do something wrong, I won't be spared. It doesn't really matter anymore."
Shekhar Suman's son Adhyayan Suman recalls his struggle with power dynamics in Bollywood. After actor Sushant Singh Rajput died by suicide, the industry has come under the radar for possible malpractice with struggling actors. Adding his own experience to this, Adhyayan says, "Power dynamics and groupism are there in the industry since years. It happened to me too. My 14 films were shelved and the box-office collection of my films were projected wrongly."
He added, "People haven’t paid attention to this earlier. It’s very unfortunate that we required a Sushant Singh Rajput to commit suicide for people to realise. I am pretty sure that there might be some pressure as well even if it’s a suicide and not a murder. Because I understand the bigger you get here, they put the pressure on you and no one knows what their intentions are behind all these. It is very difficult to trust anybody in our industry.”
He further expressed his views on nepotism and said, "People who are blindly fighting or talking about nepotism, I would like to say ‘Don’t fight on nepotism but fight for groupism, camps that exist in the industry and the production houses that don’t allow talented actors in the industry. Ye industry kisi star kids ki mohtaz nahi hain. It’s a business proposition. If you are not No. 1 in the business, you are of no use. In this movie mafia, there are also outsiders who are manipulating so that new talent can’t come in the industry” adding,
“People are blaming the star kids which is not right. I am also a star kid but still am struggling and haven’t done a big banner film. People troll me saying that my dad has given me films. Where are these films?”