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Veteran actor and writer Chilhiyaa Moosa Manik passes away

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Veteran actor and writer Chilhiyaa Moosa Manik has passed away at the age of 81. According to his family, Chilhiyaa Moosa Manik passed away at the IGM Hospital following a long period of illness.

First appearing in public television starring as the Portuguese Viyazor in the Television Maldives’ production of “Mohamed Thakurufaanu, Ghaazee Bandaarain”, Moosa Manik was one of the most iconic actors to star on Maldivian television.

With a career spanning almost 3 decades, Chilhiyaa Moosa Manik is one of the most celebrated actors into Maldives. He is also one of the few actors to win an award for both acting and writing. He is the recipient of the National Award of Honor for acting, National Award of Honor for Theatre Performance, Miadhu Crystal Award’s Life Time Achievement Award.

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China celebrates the mid-autumn festival

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The Mid-Autumn Festival has been celebrated for thousands of years on the 15th day of the eighth month of the Chinese lunar calendar when the moon is thought to be at its roundest and brightest. It is all about spending time with your family and relaxing during the Moon Festival, which is sometimes referred to as the Moon Festival and is only second in importance to the Chinese New Year.

The mooncake, a classic pastry treat considered an essential delicacy during the festival, is seeing new twists by global businesses and becoming a window of cross-cultural exchange. For example, the Louvre Museum and Haagen-Dazs released an ice cream mooncake collection.

The Shanghai Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art (The Met), and LYFEN have all released a new mooncake collection titled “East Meets West.”

Source: Xinhua News Agency

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Prime Minister of Pakistan conveys condolences over the passing of actor Dilip Kumar

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Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan has expressed sorrow over the passing of Bollywood icon Dilip Kumar.

In his condolence message, Prime Minister Imran Khan said he could never forget the generosity of the Late Dilip Kumar for giving time to help raise funds for Shaukat Khanum Memorial Hospital.

Prime Minister Imran Khan also praised the late thespian in his tweet. “… For my generation Dilip Kumar was the greatest and most versatile actor.” tweeted Prime Minister Imran Khan

The legendary actor passed away at Mumbai’s Hinduja Hospital at the age of 98, this Wednesday.

 

In a career spanning more than five decades, popularly known as the ‘Tragedy King’ of Bollywood, Dilip Kumar was known as a method actor who played the lead in some of the Indian film industry’s most commercially successful films.

Dilip Kumar was born, Muhammad Yousaf Khan, on December 11, 1922, in Pakistan’s Peshawar city. His screen name “Dilip Kumar” was suggested by Devika Rani, who cast him in his first movie Jwar Bhata in 1944. He was also the only Indian actor conferred with ‘Nishan e Pakistan’ by the Pakistan government, which is awarded for achievements towards world recognition for Pakistan or an outstanding service for the country.

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Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says she was not consulted by filmmakers regarding “They Are Us”.

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The US-backed film “They Are Us” has been criticized by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern of New Zealand as poorly timed and focused on the wrong subject. According to Prime Minister Jacinda she was not consulted by the filmmakers.

“In my view, which is a personal view, it feels very soon and very raw for New Zealand, And while there are so many stories that should be told at some point, I don’t consider mine to be one of them, they are the community’s stories, the families’ stories” Ardern told TVNZ

The movie, set to depict Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s widely praised response to the Christchurch terrorist attacks, garnered immense backlash in the New Zealand Muslims Community, with community leaders criticizing the project for pushing a “white saviour” narrative. The National Islamic Youth Association’ petition calling for the production to be shut down has gathered more than 58,000 signatures.

According to The Guardian, Philippa Campbell, New Zealand producer announced her resignation from the project stating she had listened to the concerns raised and heard the strength of people’s views. She further stated that she was in agreement that the events of March 15, 2019 are too raw for film at the time being and did not wish to be involved with a project that is causing such distress.

Prime Minister Jacinda was widely praised for her prompt action regarding the worst terror attack in modern New Zealand history where mass shootings at two mosques in Christchurch left 50 dead and 40 injured.

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