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Clash of the Titans

18 Oct 2020 7:05 AM GMT
With cinema halls reopening after seven long months just before the festive season, some important releases are lined up during Durga Puja with leading actors waiting to see if they can rake up the expected numbers. Anindita Acharya takes us through the dozen films clashing at the box office

Celebs' Puja plans

18 Oct 2020 7:01 AM GMT
Like every Bengali, for Tollywood celebrities too, Durga Puja is more than just an annual festival. They might have their usual fare of pandal inaugurations, film promotions and judging events, but on these four days, the actors give their diet a miss and dig into sumptuous delicacies and relish the late-night adda (friendly gatherings) sessions. Some celebrities even take off to undisclosed locations abroad. But COVID-19 has disrupted lives and changed all plans for the time being at least. With Coronavirus cases showing a steady increase in Kolkata, this Durga Puja is like nothing that we have seen in our lives. The celebrities are yet to feel the Puja vibe though they believe that the deity will usher in hope and heal the world faster. A few Tolly stars chat up with Anindita Acharya about what they will miss the most this Durga Puja and their plans during the festival. Excerpts:

Reveling in tradition, sans crowd

18 Oct 2020 6:47 AM GMT
Replacing large get-togethers, virtual rituals are gaining pace in Kolkata’s ‘bonedi baris’. From limiting visitors, ‘sindoor khela’ to ‘kola bou snan’, with most traditions witnessing Covid-imposed restrictions, Anindita Acharya writes how the hosts are still upbeat about the entire Puja paraphernalia
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