Riteish takes a stand on mental health (Movie Snippets)

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Mumbai, March 7 (IANS) Actor Riteish Deshmukh has urged people with mental health issues to seek help.

He has supported a campaign called #StampOutStigma. As a part of this, he tweeted a photograph of himself holding a placard that reads: “It’s ok to not be ok but it’s not ok to not seek help”.

Riteish wrote: “Let’s #StampOutStigma against mental health. Take a photo with a placard that says ‘It’s ok to not be ok’ & challenge your friends to do the same. I challenge Harsh Goenka, Ajinkya Rahane and Aaditya Thackeray to raise their voice.”

The actor also thanked activist Neerja Birla for being the force behind the campaign, aimed at reducing the stigma and discrimination towards people who experience mental health problems by raising awareness amongst the general public,.

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Amy was a pleasure to work with: Ankit Tiwari

Singer Ankit Tiwari, who shot for a single titled “Mehbooba” with actress Amy Jackson in sub-zero temperature in Kyrgyzstan, says it was pleasure working with her.

“Amy was a pleasure to work with on ‘Mehbooba’ and despite the hazardous conditions we managed to pull the song of with ease. Though it is unfortunate that we lost out on all the still footage, but we are grateful that the video remained intact,” Tiwari said in a statement.

A source from the production banner that backed the video, said: “When it comes to shooting a song, a beautiful location plays a pivotal role and the singer along with Amy decided to shoot in the beautiful locales of Kyrgyzstan.

“They not only shot at different places but also managed to shoot a pivotal scene of the song in -17 degrees in the snow capped mountains. The shoot was recorded on RED digital camera and unfortunately with the freezing temperature, they lost a lot of still footage.”

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Yami wants box office success, respect in equal measure

Actress Yami Gautam says while she wants all her films to do well at the box office, it is respect as an artiste that she seeks the most.

Asked if box office collection matters to her more or the audience’s appreciation, Yami told IANS: “There’s a Rs. 100 crore, Rs 200 crore, Rs. 300 crore… There is no limit now to the number game, but obviously I want my films to do well. As an actor, you want your films to reach out to as many people as possible and you want them to love it.

“With ‘Kaabil’, what happened is that it not only did well at the box office, but the kind of respect it garnered that is very special for us as a team. That is something I wish to achieve.”

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Yami is currently busy with her upcoming film “Batti Gul Meter Chalu”, which also stars Shahid Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor.

–IANS

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