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Dear woke Indians, please stop ruining DDLJ with your 2020 vision

After 25 years of being released, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge is cringeworthy in 2020. But Shah Rukh Khan & Kajol’s film was progressive and feminist in 1995.
PM Narendra Modi with Bollywood stars

Bollywood has finally spoken, because Modi selfies aren’t really helping

Would Indians boycott their beloved Bollywood now, just like they boycotted Tanishq, Surf Excel and Snapdeal?
Representational image of a movie theatre | Wikimedia Commons

What it is like to watch a movie at a theatre now that cinemas have opened after seven months

Alternate seating, with no one directly in front of or behind another person, pre-packed food and longer intervals for more stringent sanitisation are some steps being taken.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Smita Patil in Aakhir Kyon? is an example of how art and mainstream films aren’t so far apart

Directed by J. Om Prakash, the film, also starring Rajesh Khanna, Rakesh Roshan and Tina Munim, was one of Smita Patil's early forays into mainstream Hindi cinema.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray's handling of the coronavirus crisis has earned praise | Photo: @OfficeofUT | Twitter

Won’t tolerate attempts to malign or ‘finish off’ Hindi film industry, says Uddhav Thackeray

Maharashta CM's comment came against the backdrop of probe into actor Sushant Singh Rajput's death and its media coverage which was seen as a deliberate campaign to target Bollywood.

No power at Finance Ministry & what may happen if Amit Shah’s post-poll ‘conscience’ awakens

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.
File photo of Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi | PTI

Rahul-Priyanka a ‘Bunty-Babli’ duo — Republic, Bollywood should clean its own language — Zee

A quick take on what prime time TV news talked about.
Arnab Goswami (left) and Navika Kumar | Facebook

Salman, Aamir, SRK & KJo production houses move court against Arnab Goswami, Navika Kumar

A civil suit has been filed by 38 production houses and film bodies in Delhi HC against Republic TV and four journalists for their 'derogatory' remarks against Bollywood.
Illustration by Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Vinod Khanna’s Achanak is a philosophical look at the duty of medical and legal professionals

Written and directed by Gulzar, Achanak takes off from the sensational Nanavati case that was India's first brush with a media trial and a high-profile crime of passion.
Actor Rhea Chakraborty outside Narcotics Control Bureau in Mumbai | By special arrangement | ThePrint

Rhea Chakraborty didn’t finance illicit trade or harbour Sushant Singh Rajput, Bombay HC says

Bombay HC held that neither was Rhea a part of a chain of drug dealers nor had she forwarded the drugs allegedly procured by her to somebody else for monetary or other benefits.

On Camera

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Our dark financial tunnel could get longer — that’s the message from bad loans of SBI Cards

Credit card debt as a percentage of the total is tiny, but it is expensive credit, and default is usually a sign that personal finances are in trouble.
RBI Governor Shakikanta Das speaks Friday | Photo: ANI

Future rate cuts depends on moderation in inflation, says RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das

The reconstituted Monetary Policy Committee, which met from 7 to 9 October, had decided to keep the benchmark lending rates unchanged in view of the hardening of retail inflation.

Defence

INS Vikramaditya | @DefenceDecode | Twitter

Navy demonstrates combat readiness with video of missile destroying ship in Arabian Sea

The missile was fired by frontline corvette INS Prabal as part of a mega naval drill involving aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya, attack helicopters, and aircraft.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint Team

Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.