Speaking to news outlets, Nafisa Ali had revealed that she was running out of medicines and there was no availability of fresh fruits and food in Morjim, Goa.
Published: April 3, 2020 11:24 am
Veteran actress Nafisa Ali voiced her concerns this week about not getting medicines and fresh food in coastal state of Goa where she was stranded as the government announced a 21-day lockdown. Speaking to news outlets, Ali had revealed that she was running out of medicines and there was no availability of fresh fruits. Considering she is a cancer survivor, Nafisa had added that she needs to consume wholesome food and take medicines on time. However, the current situation wasn’t allowing her to do that.
The Goa government heard Nafisa’s concerns and reached out to the actress who is currently with her daughter in Morjim, Goa. The Chief Minister’s Office sent its officials to get in touch with Ali and address her concerns. “Local incident Commandar has established contact with her and necessary help has been extended,” the CMO tweeted.
Ali, herself, took to Twitter to share a picture with one of the officials and wrote, “I am grateful to the Goa administration that came to check on me & discuss how to resolve issues regarding the fresh food chain to help the locals in Morjim .They will also try finding my medicine in Panjim . Requested that police be guided to not hit people out for to buy food.”
Met veteran actress @nafisaaliindia during inspection of Pernem/Mandrem area. Understood her concerns. She is getting essential supplies. Her medicine supplements list has been taken and we will get those soon. We are caring for Senior Citizens#GoafightsCovid https://t.co/yRoDXjOnv0 pic.twitter.com/9FZD1Fisui
— Kunal (@kunalone) April 2, 2020
I am grateful to the Goa administration that came to check on me & discuss how to resolve issues regarding the fresh food chain to help the locals in Morjim .They will also try finding my medicine in Panjim . Requested that police be guided to not hit people out for to buy food . pic.twitter.com/zBgb5wFvV8
— Nafisa Ali Sodhi (@nafisaaliindia) April 2, 2020
Nafisa hd told HT, “The groceries shops are shut for the last six days. I’m a cancer survivor; I need to eat proper food. I’ve been eating just dry ration for the past many days — there are no vegetable, no fruits. We’re so cut off. I’m in Morjim and people here are having a terrible time.”
The 21 day lockdown across India will come to an end on April 14. All domestic, international flights and rail travel has been suspended.
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14 years on, Kajol recalls ‘Fanaa’ memories
The Aamir Khan–Kajol blockbuster “Fanaa” was released 14 years ago on this date. Recalling the shooting memories, Kajol posted a throwback picture on Instagram where she can be seen reading the script along with Aamir. “Bts this was preshoot. And as usual the film was quite different from what we read on paper. Still remember Poland and how much fun we had there,” she captioned.
Directed by Kunal Kohli, the 2006 romantic drama is about the romance between a blind girl (played by Kajol) and a terrorist (essayed by Aamir). The Yash Raj Films’ production marked Kajol’s comeback after a five-year maternity leave from Bollywood.
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Vidya Balan, one of Bollywood’s most versatile actress, has now turned a producer. The Mission Mangal actress has produced a short film called Natkhat. in which she also plays the lead role. Vidya Balan shared the first look of the film on social media where she can be in a rural avatar. “Ek kahaani sunoge…?” Presenting the first look of my first short film as producer and also as an actor #Natkhat. @rsvpmovies #ronniescrewvala @sanayairanizohrabi @shaanvs @annukampa_harsh”, wrote Vidya Balan on Instagram.
Natkhat is produced by Ronnie Screwvala along with Vidya Balan. In the film, Vidya is playing the role of a mother named Surekha. The film is directed by Shaan Vyas.
The release date or medium for the short film is not announced yet.
Vidya Balan in an earlier interview to Bollywood Hungama said that through Natkhat they have tried to show that change has to begin at home. In the film, the mother tries to change a child’s perspective of power equation, gender equality, respect and more through stories. She added that they are considering releasing the film on the web. They were supposed to take the film to film festivals first, but it has been cancelled. She said that some OTT platforms have shown interest in the film and they are now evaluating their options and want to make sure that the film reaches every school in the country.
Besides Natkhat, Vidya Balan’s much-awaited biopic on the life of mathematician Shakuntala Devi who was regarded as the human-computer will release on OTT platform. The film will be released on Amazon Prime, but the release date has yet to be disclosed by the makers.
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“It is in these tough times where we need to remind ourselves of who we are and where we belong. We are the citizens of this great country who are not only fighting the pandemic but also helping other countries. Time and again Indians have proved that we can fight anything,” said Ajay, who had played freedom fighter Bhagat Singh in the 2002 film.
— Tips Films & Music (@tipsofficial) May 26, 2020
Kumar Taurani of Tips Music believes the song will “awaken the patriot in you and lift your spirit of nationalism”.
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