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Lightning, they say, never strikes the same place again. But Arijit Singh's career has been struck by lightning twice, originating from the same place.


While his song 'Jag Ghoomiya' in Sultan was re-rendered by Ustad Rahat Ali Khan, his new track for the film A Flying Jatt has now been dubbed in the voice of Atif Aslam.

While the people close to the development including composers Sachin-Jigar maintain the news is a hoax, sources close to Arijit Singh reveal that Bollywood's finest singer today has indeed been dubbed and snubbed again.

A very talented filmmaker-musician wonders what was the need to replace Arijit. "He has such an amazing voice! And he exercises such great control over the seven musical notes. Unusual for today's singer to be so deeply trained in Hindustani classical music. I can understand a singer as great as Rahat Fateh Ali Khan being brought in place of Arijit. But Atif Aslam can't hold one note in place. He sings off-key and his diction is faulty. Why are we importing bad talent to replace good indigenous talent?"

Arijit Singh himself remains noncommittal about the snub. "No one is irreplaceable, in any walk of life. Whether you are a singer or a doctor, there will always be others to take over your place."

Did the two singers from across the border speak to Arijit Singh before stepping in?

"No, that protocol is not followed by any singer today. If I replaced a singer, I wouldn't be expected to consult whichever singer I was replacing," says Arijit Singh.
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Shyam Benegals committee recommends suggestions for anti-smoking clause to CBFC

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Central Board of Film Certification has constantly maintained that the audio visual and the continuous warnings are extremely important when it comes to films depicting smoking as according to them they have a bad effect on the society. Taking into consideration the constant appearance of smoking disclaimers that pop up when every character lights a cigarette in the film and the fact that such pop-ups disturb the smooth flow of the film, now the Benegal Committee has suggested changes like a static disclaimer with a standard visual background along with an audio that will be played only for a minimum period. They have also further recommended that it should be applicable for all Indian language films. However, along with them, the committee has mentioned that the frequency of smoking scenes should be reduced. It has been suggested that the presence of high profile actors and superstars may give a boost to the campaign.

Besides smoking, the committee also tackled the problem of the delay in issuing use of animals certificate which takes a long time to get cleared. They have various recommendations on the issue including the concept of licensed supplier of performing animals who will train and protect them as per law for films and other forms of entertainment.
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Filmmaker Rajiv Rai, son of the famous producer Gulshan Rai, is well known for his films like Mohra, Gupt and Tridev. The latest update on him is that, he is now officially divorced from his wife, yesteryear actress Sonam, after 25 years of their marriage. The official divorce of Rajiv Rai and Sonam came through on July 25 this year.

Speaking about the divorce, Rajiv Rai said that they had decided to go in for a legal separation in June last year and that the petition for divorce by mutual consent was filed on January 21 this year. He added that, they (Sonam and him) neither had a showdown or argument anytime nor any verbal disagreements over the decision. He also added that, while there was no specific reason why things didn't work out for them, they were trying hard to make their marriage work, but somewhere along the way it fell apart.

Elaborating on his life before the official divorce came through; Rajiv Rai said that, they (Sonam and him) had been living separately since 2001. He added that Sonam and he had been holding on to their marriage for a long time and that they were waiting for their son to turn 18 years of age. Their son, who is 23 (and is working in a production house), has accepted their divorce with a lot of maturity. Rajiv Rai also added that it was totally upto their son to choose whoever he wanted to live with.
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SC rejects Rajpal Yadavs plea tells him to surrender

Readers may recall that we had reported about the funny man Rajpal Yadav being embroiled in a legal tangle with a Delhi-based businessman M.G. Agarwal. The latest update on the same is that the Supreme Court has now ordered Rajpal Yadav to surrender before the Tihar Jail and serve 10 days of imprisonment. Rajpal Yadav, who was found guilty of producing a false affidavit, has already served four days in jail of the stipulated ten days.

For the uninitiated, Rajpal Yadav had taken money in 2010 from M.G. Agarwal in order to make his directorial debut film Ata Pata Laapata. Rajpal Yadav, besides failing to repay the borrowed amount (despite court's repeated undertakings), had produced false affidavit in his defense.

In a hearing that took place four days ago, Rajpal Yadav pleaded to grant him time to repay the amount, which the Supreme Court rejected.
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