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‘Jailer’ movie to alter scene of killer wearing RCB jersey

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The team of Superstar Rajinikanth’s ‘Jailer’ movie has agreed to alter a scene where a killer is wearing a Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) jersey, India Today reported. 

The movie has been in the news for shattering one box office record after another. However, recently, the ‘Jailer’ team was dragged to court by Royal Challengers Bangalore, the Indian Premier League team. 

The RCB counsel approached the court after they found out that the film has a scene in which a killer is sporting the RCB jersey. The two parties have now decided to settle the matter outside court.

In a particular scene from ‘Jailer’, a contract killer, sporting an RCB jersey, mouths sexist dialogue to a woman. The counsel representing RCB, in Delhi High Court, said that the ‘Jailer’ team did not get permission to use their jersey and the scene could impact the brand.

The case was heard recently and the counsel of both sides told the court that they will settle the matter outside court. The makers of ‘Jailer’, had promised to alter the scene digitally. Sun Pictures, the production house of ‘Jailer’, told the Court that the change would be made by September 1. They also assured that the film with the altered scene would be telecast on TV and OTT platforms.

The court ordered, “The Defendants as also all parties acting for or on their behalf including their distribution network shall be bound by the above terms and conditions. With effect from 1st September, 2023, in the theatrical depiction of the film Jailer the RCB team jersey shall stand edited/altered. The Defendants shall ensure that after 1st September, 2023, none of the theatres would exhibit the RCB jersey in any form whatsoever. Insofar as television, satellite or any OTT platform is concerned, prior to the release thereof, the altered version of the film shall be broadcasted/telecasted.”

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Veteran radio announcer Ramya Sriani Pathirana no more

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Veteran radio announcer Ramya Sriani Pathirana has passed away today (18).

She was aged 64 and was hospitalised due to a brief illness.

Ms. Pathirana, whose remarkable career which spanned over 30 years, started work at the SLBC in 1979 as a radio drama artiste and went on to be become one of the most prominent and  distinguished announcers at the SLBC.

Her remains are currently lying at No. 304/2, Arawwala Uswatta Meda Paara, Pannipitiya. Funeral details are to be announced later by the family.

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“Father for a Buddha” by Ajantha Seneviratne

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“Father for a Buddha”, the story of King Suddhodana, a novel authored by the renowned writer Ajantha Seneviratne, is to be launched tomorrow (September 19), 3.00pm, at the Indian Cultural Center with the presence of the High Commissioner of India as the guest of honor. 

Ajantha’s newest work of literature deals with a “theme of permanent and universal interest”, since the story is webbed around the monarch Suddhodana, one of the greatest personalities in the history of mankind.

The Great Monarch Suddhodana, the Lord Buddha’s Father, who faced numerous blows in life because of his overflowing love for his son, finally won the Samsara despite all the setbacks he faced. As an adept narrator, Ajantha has collected and arranged in proper order the material pertaining to King Suddhodana’s character and re-created it into a highly readable narrative of artistic acumen blended with creativity and skills of fine craftsmanship. And the ultimate outcome is a historical personality immortalized in literature. The author has beautifully transformed the character of Suddhodana from a mundane position, culminating step by step into a higher level of spiritual attainment.

Ajantha Seneviratne authored the Sinhala translation of the internationally famous book “Who Moved My Cheese?” by Dr. Spenser Johnson. In the area of Buddhist literature, he is known for two historical Sinhala books written on Rahula Thera (the son of Prince Siddhartha) and King Suddhodana. He has already authored twenty Sinhala books ranging from fiction to non-fiction, and “Father for a Buddha” is his first English novel. This is a Sarasavi publication.

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Prabhu Deva in SL

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Prabhu Deva, the versatile Indian artist known for dance, direction, and acting, arrived in Sri Lanka.

He had traveled from Chennai, India via Sri Lankan Airlines.

It is said that Prabhudeva is in Sri Lanka to shoot song for his upcoming movie “Musasi”, in which he will play the lead character.

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