QuickE: Bollywood Condemns Gangrape; Boney Kapoor Overwhelmed

1. Watch: Bollywood Condemns the Kathua Gangrape & Murder of a Minor

Bollywood usually prefers to remain silent over many burning issues. But the barbarism of the alleged abduction, brutal gangrape and killing of an 8-year-old Bakheral girl in Kathua - a political ploy aimed at ousting the nomadic community from the area in Jamm and Kashmir - has roused B-towners and other celebs.

While the usual articulate voices from the industry expressed their opinions on Twitter, some others also spoke up and pointed out the deplorable law and order situation in the country. Akshay Kumar, Farhan Akhtar, Anushka Sharma, Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt were among the actors who chose to air their views on the case on social media.

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2. Boney Kapoor Overwhelmed as Sridevi Wins National Award for ‘Mom’

Sridevi with Boney Kapoor and daughters Jhanvi (extreme right) and Khushi. 

The announcement of Sridevi’s name for Best Actress for the National Awards for her performance in Mom was an emotional moment for Boney Kapoor. When The Quint got in touch with Kapoor for his reaction to the news, the veteran producer could not hold back his tears. Kapoor was completely overwhelmed on hearing the news of the honour being given to Sridevi, who passed away on 24 February this year.

"“I’m too overwhelmed. I wish she was here. It’s her first, so many things come to mind, I wish she was here.”" - Boney Kapoor

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3. Here Is the Complete List of Winners at 65th National Awards

The late Vinod Khanna has been awarded the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, while the late Sridevi has been honoured with the Best Actress Award for Mom.

The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (I&B) has announced the winners of the 65th National Awards. While Vinod Khanna has been honoured with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award posthumously, the late Sridevi has been awarded the Best Actress Award for Mom.

Here is the complete list of winners:

Dada Saheb Phalke Award: Vinod Khanna

Best Actress: Sridevi for Mom

Best Actor: Ridhhi Sen, Nagar Kirtan

Best supporting actress: Divya Dutta, Irada (Hindi Film)

Best Supporting Actor: Fahad Faazil

Best Director: Jayaraj for Bhayanakam (Malayalam)

Special Mention Awards: Murakhiya (Marathi Film ); Hello RC (Odia film); Take Off(Malayalam film); Pankaj Tripathi (for Newton); Malayalam actor Parvathy (for Take Off)

Best Regional Film: Ladhakh

Best Marathi Film: Kaccha Limbu

Best Malayam Film: Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum

Best Hindi Film: Newton

Best Bengali Film: Mayurakshi

Best Assamese Film: Ishu

Best Tamil Film: To Let

Best Telugu: Ghazi

Best Gujarati: DHH

Best Action Direction: Baahubali 2

Best Choreography: Toilet: Ek Prem Katha (Ganesh Acharya is the choreographer)

Best Film Critic: Giridhar Jha

Special Mention for Film Criticism: Sunil Mishra of Madhya Pradesh

Best Special Effects: Baahubali 2

Special Jury Award: Nagar Kirtan (Bengali)

Best lyrics: Muthu Ratna, for Kannada film March 22

Best Music Direction: A R Rahman for Kaatru Veliyidai

Background score: AR Rahman for Mom

Best Make Up artist: Ram Razak for Nagar Kirtan

Best Production Design: Santosh Rajan (Malayalam)

Best editing: Reema Das (for Assamese film)

Best Screenplay Original: Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum

Best Adapted Screenplay: Bhayankam, to Jairaj

Best Film playback Singer: Shasha Tirupati (“Vaan Varuvaan” song)

Best Male Playback Singer: Yesudas for “Poy Maranja Kalam” from Viswasapoorvam Mansoor

Best Film for National Integration: Dhappa (Marathi)

Best Assamese Film: Village Rockstar

Best Popular Film: Baahubali 2

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4. Inside Pics: Varun, Taapsee, Arjun, Natasha at ‘October’ Screening

Varun with rumoured girlfriend, Natasha Dalal. 

A special screening of Shoojit Sircar’s latest film October was held at the Yash Raj Studios on Thursday night. October starring Varun Dhawan and newcomer Banita Sandhu releases on 13 April worldwide but a few celebs from the industry got to catch an early show of the film at the screening. Varun’s good friend Arjun Kapoor was spotted at the show and so were a few other actors who were a part of Shoojit’s earlier films - Ayushmann Khurrana, Yami Gautam and Taapsee Pannu.

Varun, Yami, David and Taapsee at the screening of October.

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5. Juhi Chaturvedi On Writing ‘October’ In the Season of Tinder

Juhi Chaturvedi.

Right before October hits screens, The Quint got a chance to catch up with writer Juhi Chaturvedi, the brilliant mind behind films like Vicky Donor and Piku. While chatting, Juhi spoke about her latest film, the craft of screenwriting, her idea of love and her favourite love stories.

"I have not gone to any writing school, I’ve not read books (on screenwriting), I’ve not attended workshops, for me it is this process, that there is no structured ways of doing things, that has worked so far. Of course, I have a basic idea of what I am writing towards." - Juhi Chaturvedi

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