A lot of speculations has been made on who is going to play the most popular villainous character in the pop culture. Lately, many well-known actors have been expected to play the role of the Joker from the DC universe. Now Joaquin Phoenix seems to be helming the DC’s most famous villain ‘The Joker’ in an untitled DC film.
It has been prolonged rumour about Joaquin Phoenix to play the role of Joker in a DC film. DC has announced a lot of movies to be made in 2018 and beyond along with the Marvel as well. One of them will be upon the ‘Joker’ where fans will witness the origin of ‘The Joker’ and the backstory of this Clown Prince of Crime.
The film is confirmed to be on floors soon but Joaquin Phoenix playing the Batman’s most powerful enemy is not confirmed. When Joaquin is asked about the same, he said “I don’t know… it could be an interesting character, I don’t know.” He didn’t confirm about his appearance in DC film, however, interestingly, he didn’t deny it at all.
The role of ‘Joker’ has been played by a lot of actors in the history of DC films like Jack Nicholson in Batman (1989), Mark Hamill (Voice actor) in Batman: The Animated Series, Cesar Romero in Batman(1966) and Jared Leto in Suicide Squad () but nothing compared to Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight.
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Joaquin was asked how he feels about working in a comics movie, he said “I see it as any other movie,” he said. “I wouldn’t say… ‘I won’t do Westerns.’ It depends on what it is. I don’t really care about the genre. I care about the character and the filmmaker. If you have the ability to transcend the genre, then that’s what you want to do. So I wouldn’t say, hands down, no – I wouldn’t do that kind of movie. There are things where I’ve flirted with the possibility where there was the potential for this to be… something that’s actually interesting to me. But then for whatever reason, they never got to that place where everyone else feels the same way. And that’s key. Everyone has to want to explore the same thing or else it just doesn’t f**king work. I’m not opposed to it. I don’t make decisions on the budget or things like that – it’s really the filmmaker and the character.”
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Comicstaan judge Biswa Kalyan shared that people secretly judge comedy but to give them rating was challenging
Stand-up comedian Biswa Kalyan Rath is currently judging and mentoring the comedy stand-up show Comicstaan along with other six stand-up comedians. The comedy stand-up show basically is comedy talent hunt shows where the seven comedy contemporaries are supposed to find out the best 10 selected comedians from the auditions in New Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore. The show has started streaming on the Amazon Prime.
Biswa Kalyan who is an IIT alumnus talked about the show and his comedy stint along with what really changed the field of stand-up comedy. He has been popularly known for his stand-up comedy shows and also got his stand-up comedy original show ‘ Mast Aadmi’ on Amazon Prime. He also wrote the web series ‘ Lakhon Mein Ek..’
Biswa Kalyan has shared that every new show teaches one about the world and how the person is as well. According to him, doing Comicstaan was a great experience. He said everybody secretly judges comedy but the challenge was to do it in the public where one’s opinion really matters. He shared that they can laugh at times but ultimately they have to rate it which required a lot of introspection. He has said “Every new show teaches you a lot – about the world and who you are. Doing Comicstaan was a great experience completely. We all secretly judge comedy, but it was a challenge to do it publicly as your opinions really matter. You can laugh but to come down to a number and rate an act, it needed a lot of introspection.”
He said that the participants were really so much talented that they didn’t need much mentoring. He also learnt a lot during the process of judging Comicstaan. He also mentioned that the actual challenge was to polish their strength in comedy without imposing their thoughts and ideas on their content and style. He said that he and others have really fun interacting with these new comedians.
He added “The participants were really talented and so they did not need much mentoring. But yes, during the process I got to learn a lot. The challenge was to maintain and polish their strengths than forcing our thoughts and ideas. I must add it was a fun time interacting with these young people,”
Biswa Kalyan shared that according to him, every comedian should write their own act and they should never follow other’s style. He mentioned that a joke actually an intellectual property and it should not be copied. He also said when the comedian writes their own stand-ups it will be easier to act it that way. On writing is his strength, he further talked “I think everybody should write their own acts and never follow anybody else’s style. I think a joke is also an intellectual property and it shouldn’t be copied. And when you write for yourself, you know its soul and it’s easier to perform that way.”
Biswa Kalyan further talked about his last writing experience where he wrote the full fiction feature series ‘ Lakhon Mein Ek..’, he said “I was amazed at the response it got, people really liked it. I think I enjoy writing a lot and performing comes close second. I am writing another fiction show and soon, you all will get to know about it.” He was asked about writing on TV or featuring a show, he shared “I have to really like the script. Currently, I do not have the bandwidth to do TV but it’s a great platform for many things, for example, live cricket commentary. I am open to doing television, but it has to be something that suits my style.”
Apart from Biswa Kalyan Rath, there are other six contemporary comedians to judge the show and mentor new competing comedians; these are Kenny Sebastian, Tanmay Bhatt, Sapan Verma, Kanan Gill, Naveen Richard and Kaneez Surkha. The show is hosted by Abhish Matthew and Sumukhi Suresh.
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Upcoming movies that will change the trend of Bollywood industry
Bollywood is changing at very fast speed. There is no doubt that now the makers, as well as the actors, are looking for something different. Not to forget, Bollywood is changing its methods and image to show more and more part of the side of the world. If you still think that Bollywood movies are all about hero dancing on roads, wooing girls and crashing cars, then here are some movies that will release soon and surely going to change your perspective toward the industry. Apart from that, these movies will be going to change the trend of Bollywood industry forever.
Based on a real-life story of Actor Sanjay Dutt, Sanju is an upcoming biopic starring Ranbir Kapoor as lead. The story includes the journey of Sanjay Dutt who was a superstar of Bollywood industry but how different things changed him into a drug addict and he went to jail for hiding guns at his home. The film will also be going to show the hard side of the actor in jail and how he overcomes all difficulties and finally get his life back.
An upcoming Indian superhero fantasy film starring Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt as lead. The film is directed by Ayan Mukherji and also going to cast Amitabh Bachchan for a vital role, The film is divided to into parts, however, the first part of the film is all most complete.
#3 Thugs Of Hindostan
Based on book Confession of a thug written by Philip Meadows Taylor in 1839. Thugs Of Hindostan is about a Thug Ameer Ali who created challenges with his gang to the British government in India. The film is showing early 19th century when the country was ruled by the Britishers.
Zero is featuring Shahrukh Khan as Short stature men who fall in love with Katrina Kaif, the actress is playing herself in the film. Apart from both, Anushka Sharma is going to play the role of an intellectually disabled girl in the film.
#5 Sui Dhaaga
Sui Dhaaga is an upcoming film based on small-town couple featuring Varun Dhawan and Anushka Sharma. The look of the film is surely different and because of that, there are high expectations as well. Sui Dhaaga can be a game changer that can change the trend in Bollywood industry.
A horror comedy film based on the real incident that happened in Bangluru. there was a famous story in the 1990s, according to the story there was a witch who used to roam at night in streets of the city. Well, she calls out for people and knocks their doors, if someone opens the door that person will die within 24 hours. Based on the story, Stree is going to be humor filled with the cast of Shraddha Kapoor and Rajkumar Rao as leads.
Akshay Kumar starrer Gold is based on 1948 era when Indian Hockey team won the Olympic medal for the first time. The actor is going to show the proud story and struggles that people faced.
#8 The Accidental Prime Minister
Adaptation of book written by Mayank Tewari, the film is based on a political drama about The prime minister of India who served the nation from 2004 to 2014. Anupam Kher who is one of the best actors in an industry is going to play the role of Manmohan Singh.
#9 5 Weddings
The film is set in the two countries i.e. the United States and India, starring Nargis Fakhri and Rajkumar Rao. The film is based on Nargis who is an American journalist sent to make a feature for Magazine but she gets trapped with the stories of transgender and their life. Another film which is going to show a different trend of Bollywood.
#10 Chanda Mama Door Ke
Chanda Mama Door Ke is about the first Indian first astronaut who landed on Moon. The film is going to be the first spaceship film that ever made in India and will be the real game changer and will affect the trend of Bollywood.
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