Sep 052017

Post ‘Jab Harry Met Sejal’, SRK fans are now awaiting a real visual fest where you’d get to acknowledge his brilliant acting prowess. The king of B-town is known to dabble in movies that are high on entertainment and also do stuff that reflects his talent. His upcoming movie with Aanand L Rai is going to be an interesting project, primarily because he is essaying the role of a dwarf.

SRK's Dwarf Character Inspired By Tyrion Lannister© Twitter

While the comparisons with Kaman Hassan’s ‘Appu Raja’ are only natural, you must remember  that for essaying a role of this kind, the only thing an actor can use are his acting skills. So the charm and music take a back seat. Kamal Hassan is still remembered for his iconic performance.

SRK's Dwarf Character Inspired By Tyrion Lannister© Raaj kamal Films

However, according to the latest reports about this untitled project, SRK’s character is actually inspired by Tyrion Lannister from the epic series called ‘Game Of Thrones.’

SRK's Dwarf Character Inspired By Tyrion Lannister© HBO

A close source was quoted as saying ,“The source of Shah Rukh’s character is definitely on the lines of Tyrion Lannister, who is happy and always celebrating his life. Shah Rukh will play a happy dwarf, who brings families together.” In the show, Tyrion is initially looked down upon by his own family and being a dwarf only makes him stand out. Apparently Shah Rukh’s character will be on the similar lines.

The movie is yet to have an official announcement regarding the leading lady but for long, the rumours of Katrina Kaif being a pivotal part of it have been floating around. The movie is probably going to release in December 2018.

Aug 282017

For all the kings and queens, dragons and whores, witches and dead men in the show ‘Game of Thrones’, there is one character who charms merely by virtue of his wit and his indifference towards a world he understands a little too well. He is Tyrion Lannister – sly, bold, and irreverent. In him, fans see a man ill-favoured by luck, a man who’s been given a raw deal in a world where physical bravado determines your lifespan and the respect you earn. And yet he manages to outsmart them all, with his refusal to get bogged down by their broad-chested armour plates, using the one thing he has best – a quick-witted mind and a confidence that stems from realizing that.

The Lifestory Of Peter Dinklage Is No Small Feat© Instagram_Peter Dinklage

Peter Dinklage’s struggle is not vastly different from the character he has immortalized, but unlike reel life, the struggle and success story is more layered. Born in New Jersey to an insurance salesman and a music teacher, Dinklage was born with achondroplasia, a genetic disorder that causes dwarfism. Acting began at an early age as Dinklage explored theatre at school and college level, but commercial success was to arrive much later.

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Dinklage struggled to make ends meet when he moved to New York to further his acting career. Staying in a run-down apartment that had no heating and hardly any comfort, he strived hard to get good work, something that was hard to come by given his physical stature. Despite the scarce means, he stood his ground and refused roles that were typically written for dwarves, to either bring comic relief or to heighten the supernatural element using the ‘elf’ as a trope. 

The Lifestory Of Peter Dinklage Is No Small Feat© Reuters

It was difficult. To say no when you are a struggling actor with no money. But Dinklage was ambitious enough. His story was that of any struggling actor trying to break into the glamorous world of showbiz, only in his case, there was an additional clause. His looks challenged the general perception of what a mainstream hero looked like, but Dinklage refused to be sidelined into the role society would have him set in. 

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And it did pay off. Success came in spurts but it was enough to keep him going. His first breakthrough came in the form of the 2003-movie ‘The Station Agent’ in which he played Finbar McBride, a character with normal human emotions, minus the caricatures. The movie got him critical acclaim and a visibility in the circles. 

The Lifestory Of Peter Dinklage Is No Small Feat© Miramax Films

What followed were noticeable roles in movies and theatre productions. The highlight of his career was, of course, his role as Tyrion Lannister in ‘Game of Thrones’ created by David Benioff and DB Weiss. The portrayal of the cynical but sharp Lannister brought him rave reviews and a fandom long due. Dinklage added an edge to the character, bringing personality to an already well-written part. 

The Lifestory Of Peter Dinklage Is No Small Feat© HBO

Dinklage was the first actor to be cast in the show and according to the creators, he was the first choice for the role. But Dinklage himself was wary when he was approached for the role. Years of being offered caricatural dwarf roles made him get his guard up. In an interview with the New York Times, he confesses he put one condition before the creators Benioff and Weiss: that there would be no flowy beard and no pointy shoes – a typical ensemble for dwarf characters in movies. 

The Lifestory Of Peter Dinklage Is No Small Feat© Reuters

The role was anything but typical, and Dinklage did it full justice. He went on to earn a Golden Globe award and two Emmy awards for Outstanding actor in a drama series for his role as Tyrion Lannister in the series. 

The Lifestory Of Peter Dinklage Is No Small Feat© Reuters

Dinklage confessed to having been bitter and angry about his condition, especially in his younger years. He has often spoken in support of normalizing the condition and against the culture of bullying and mocking dwarves. During his Golden Globe acceptance speech, he urged people to google Martin Henderson, a dwarf who was picked up and hurled by a rowdy rugby fan in London. In the interview with the New York Times, he says though, “Everyone’s different. Every person my size has a different life, a different history. Different ways of dealing with it. Just because I’m seemingly okay with it, I can’t preach how to be okay with it. I don’t think I still am okay with it. There’s days when I’m not.”

The Lifestory Of Peter Dinklage Is No Small Feat© Reuters

Today, he has come far from the struggling actor living in a cold apartment. With prestigious awards, critical acclaim and fandom tucked by his side, he is a name to reckon with now. He married theatre director Erica Schmidt and has a daughter; of course, he lives in luxury today. But the journey wasn’t easy and Dinklage stood his ground.

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He delivered a moving speech at Bennington College, where he studied acting before moving to New York to try his luck in movies and theatre. Standing at 4 feet 5 inches, Peter Dinklage has managed to reach the most coveted heights of success in showbiz. It didn’t come because of luck; it didn’t happen by chance. It came because he was persistent enough, because he believed in himself enough to say no to the world when it tried to push him into a definition it was comfortable with.

If you have to take anything from this story, it is this. This speech, where he urges you to not wait. To not wait for the right moment, to not wait for the world to give you an opportunity. Don’t wait for the world’s approval or permission. Do it anyway.

Quoting Becket he says, “Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.”

Aug 082017

Disclaimer: Spoilers ahead from episode 4, ‘The Spoils of War’. 

While the whole world was in shock after the hackers leaked the fourth episode of ‘Game Of Thrones’, thanks to the makers, we are not regretting watching the leaked episode ahead of everyone else. ‘The Spoils of War’ was the mother of all episodes, with the ‘loot train attack’ being the one of the most fierce and explosive battles of all time. The amount of water I spit out of my mouth in excitement and shock was more than the stream of flame that Drogon spewed out to erase Jamie Lannister’s forces. Although I am kind of disappointed with the name of the battle, the fight itself was more of a massacre than anything else. 

This Is How The GOT Makers Shot The Most Devastating Scene In The Show© HBO

With the mother of dragons raining down fire from the sky and the Dothraki slaying people on ground, this episode was f**king awesome and one can only imagine how tough it would have been to shoot the whole scene. The episode has left us perplexed and confused as to who to root for after this whole sequence. While we enjoyed the deadly battle between Jamie Lannister’s army and Daenerys’ dragon along with the Dothraki, here’s a behind-the-scenes featurette video that you must watch. This video talks about the amount of effort that went into making this battle one of the deadliest affairs in the television history. Trust me, the video will make you fall in love with ‘Game Of Thrones’ all over again. 


Apparently, this episode happens to be most amount of time when Emilia Clarke was seen riding the dragon. Joe Bauer, VFX supervisor said that in Season 6, there were 11 shots of Daenerys riding the dragon, but in this loot train attack alone there were more than 80. To give a little brief *cough spoiler cough* of this episode, Jamie Lannister and his army were heading home after their victory at Highgarden, when they were attacked by Daenerys and the Dothraki in Westeros, and not just the 27 loot carriages but the soldiers were burned alive as well. 

This Is How The GOT Makers Shot The Most Devastating Scene In The Show© HBO

We do feel bad for Tyrion Lannister who was left with no option but to watch his brother and his army lose in front of his eyes. He can’t go against Danerys after all. Having said that, our dragon mother on the other hand has finally let loose her dragons in Westeros, and their fury has been unleashed and the bar has now been set really high. Let’s just hope that the next episode manages to keep the pace and the build up at a pinnacle.

Jul 272017

Till now, just two episodes of the seventh season have aired, and ‘Game of Thrones' is already exceeding all our expectations. With so many twists and turns, the show is keeping the audience on the edge, just like it always does. So many theories, so many developments, there's always something new related to the show every day.

The last episode saw Arya Stark finally meeting her direwolf Nymeria again, a highly anticipated reunion since the first season. But, by the looks of it, the next episode has something even better in store for us.

New Pictures From Episode 3 Of GOT Season 7© HBO

Some new pictures of the upcoming episode have come out to tease us, and it looks like another highly awaited meeting is about to happen. This time, it's a confrontation between Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen.

The next episode, called ‘The Queen's Justice', will have the two finally meet after Daenerys called for Jon Snow to visit Dragonstone to ‘bend the knee' to the Mother Of Dragons.

New Pictures From Episode 3 Of GOT Season 7© HBO

Well, the kneeling part is a little doubtful, since Tyrion Lannister's letter failed to specifically mention that. This will obviously cause some tension between the King of the North and the Mother of Dragons, since both of them have their eyes on the Iron Throne.

New Pictures From Episode 3 Of GOT Season 7© HBO

Varys also seems to be consulting Daenerys during the meeting with Jon Snow, but we will just have to wait a few days to see what they are talking about.