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Sunny Leone on her biopic Karenjit Kaur: I broke down while revisiting few moments from my life

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In a time when actors are vying to play influential lead characters in biopics, Sunny Leone is all set to present her biopic series on Zee5. The web series titled Karenjit Kaur-The untold story of Sunny Leone will showcase the actor’s journey from the American adult film industry to becoming a Bollywood sensation. She would also reveal the secret behind her stage name ‘Sunny.’ In this one-of-a-kind series, the Mastizaade actor will herself re-enact her life, and give the audience a glimpse of her life. Sunny is just 36-year-old, and even with just a handful of projects, she has made a mark in the industry with her passion, dedication and professionalism.
Adding that she was indeed surprised when the makers (Fresh Lime Productions) approached her for the same, Sunny shared, “It was a really interesting offer and I was excited. I thought I would be fine but when we started shooting, I realised I was not emotionally prepared. No person would be fine reacting to some really emotional and traumatic moments, that they have pushed away. Going through it once again was really not easy and it was quite a challenging time to pull it off.”
When asked to share which was the most difficult part for her to shoot, the Ragini MMS 2 actor, with tears welling up in her eyes, shared, “There was this scene where I tell my parents what I did and I see my father breaking down. I just couldn’t deal with the emotions and broke down myself. Thankfully Daniel (her husband Daniel Weber) was on the set and he handled me. It was really difficult and now that both my parents have passed away, it made it all the more painful.”
Sunny might have started her journey as an adult star, but today, she is identified as a star who has changed her destiny with hard work. We wondered if the series would open pages of her life that were long shut, and make people talk about her past and judge her once again. “Honestly, I don’t think I have ever done my work worrying about people judging me. I have achieved this all by myself, and this is my past, my life story, I have never ran away from it. Also, I had an amazing production team that has backed me well, and we have managed to revisit my life story in the most beautiful way,” she shared.
The series is already creating a lot of buzz, and many believe that it should have been made into a film to reach out to a bigger audience. But Sunny has her own reasons for the digital release as she quipped, “I think it’s a lovely thing that we are doing. It’s not just a show for us but we are trying to create a story that people will come back to. It’s a journey, and being on the web, people can access it whenever they want and even pass the word around. There are so many shows that we get addicted to watching on the net, and visually Karenjit stands really close to them.”
2017 had been quite an eventful year for Sunny and Weber as they adopted their first child Nisha Kaur Weber. And last month, they also announced the arrival of their twin sons Asher Singh Weber and Noah Singh Weber through surrogacy. “Zee wanted an amazing story and there are so many crazy things that are happening in my life, that they must be really happy (laughs out loud). Though the children are not part of the first season, they might be in the next. Let’s see if people enjoy watching the show, we can definitely think of more seasons then,” she added with a smile.
Sunny became a household name in India after she entered controversial reality show Bigg Boss 5 in 2011 as a wildcard entrant. Her popularity further strengthened after she started hosting Splitsvilla, which presented her goofy, candid and yet a very strong persona to the audience. Stating that she is open to even doing television fiction, the Ek Paheli Leela star said, “I have never said that I am wary of mediums. If I like the concept, and it all fits in, be it shows, photoshoot, songs, I would like to do it all. I really believe in doing work that I like for we have just one life, and I would know that at least I lived my life fully.”
Sunny broadened her horizon recently after she launched her own cosmetic line- Star Struck by Sunny Leone. She is also all set to make her debut in the Tamil film industry with the upcoming film Veeramadevi. Karenjit Kaur- The untold story of Sunny Leone will launch on Zee5 soon along with a bouquet of other originals. The web-series will be available to only subscribed consumers on the video-on-demand platform.


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Fujifilm GFX 100 Medium-Format Mirrorless Camera With 100-Megapixel Sensor Launched

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Earlier this May, Fujifilm finally took the wraps off its flagship medium-format camera, the GFX 100 and now, the company has officially launched it in India. The GFX 100 is a medium-format, mirrorless camera which boasts of a 100-megapixel sensor, in-body image stabilisation, 4K video recording and phase detection autofocus (PDAF). The camera is available in India at a price of Rs. 7,86,999.

The GFX 100 uses a full-sized body, which means you get a side and bottom hand grips, similar to Canon’s EOS-1DX II. This chunky camera body is quite a handful too, weighing in at roughly 1.36kg. You get a secondary shutter button and dial on the bottom right corner, for when you switch shooting orientations. The controls at the back look very similar to those on the Fujifilm X-T3 as there’s a similar, dual-hinged 3.2-inch touchscreen with a 2.36 million dot resolution. There’s a removable OLED EVF, with a crazy high 5.76-million dot resolution, similar to the Panasonic S1 and S1R. The Fujifilm GFX 100 body is also dust and weather resistant and is built using a magnesium alloy. The dials for shutter speed and ISO have been swapped for a LCD display, which shows you the appropriate dials based on the shooting mode you’re in.

The Fujifilm GFX 100 boasts of a brand-new 102-megapixel BSI CMOS sensor and is powered by Fujifilm’s X-Processor 4 image processor. According to the company, this is the world’s first medium format camera to pack in this kind of sensor size, while still having PDAF and 5-axis in-body stabilisation. 4K video shooting is also supported, up to 30fps, or you can output 10-bit 4:2:2 uncompressed footage over HDMI. Other features include an ISO range of 100-12,800, support for 16-bit RAW files, a Type-C USB port, and two SD card slots with support for up to UHS-II speeds.

 

At the event, Fujifilm also unveiled the new Premista series of zoom lenses. The lenses are designed for large format sensors, such as the GFX 100, and are aimed for use in professional video productions. The Premista 28-100mm T2.9 will be available in August at a price of $38,800 (roughy Rs. 26,58,537), while the Premista 80-250mm T2.9-3.5 will be available later this year for $39,800 (roughly Rs. 27,27,056).

“With the launch of GFX100, we have achieved a great milestone in our digital camera business,” said Haruto Iwata, Managing Director, Fujifilm India, in a statement. “I am optimistic that the launch will further enhance our presence in India and we will continue introducing cameras that deliver an unparalleled standard of optical brilliance that is sure to delight a photographer’s fantasy.”

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Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 Will Come With an ECG Monitor: Report

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Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2, which is the company’s unannounced successor to the Galaxy Watch Active, will indeed be launching with an electrocardiogram (ECG) monitor feature for heart rate tracking, if an online report is to be believed. According to leaks and rumours, the upcoming Galaxy Watch Active 2 is expected to be announced next month alongside the Galaxy Note 10 smartphones. Additionally, it is being reported the new ECG feature won’t be functional right away, and it will be enabled through a software update next year.

According to a report by Wareable, the Galaxy Watch Active 2 codenamed “Renaissance” will be launching in three variants — an LTE model, a Bluetooth-only model, and an Under Armour-branded Bluetooth version. All models of the watch will be compatible with both Android and iOS, though the LTE functionality will only work with Android phones at launch. Sizes on offer will be 40mm and 44mm, which is the exact same sizing used on the Apple Watch Series 4.

Regarding the ECG reader, the report confirms that the upcoming Galaxy Watch Active 2 will indeed have it, but as Samsung is still waiting on the FDA approval, the feature won’t be available until sometime in the first half of 2020. There will be some heart rate features that the South Korean tech giant might reveal on stage, but the ECG monitor heart tracking will only work after a software update is rolled out next year.

 

A few days ago, the Galaxy Watch Active 2 was leaked in all its glory. Additionally, the August 5 date on the leaked watch face suggests that the new watch could be unveiled by Samsung two days before the launch of the Galaxy Note 10 smartphones. Guess, we’ll find out next month.

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I have never holidayed alone: Adah Sharma

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Actress Adah Sharma who is playing the leading lady in the new web series “The Holiday”, says that she has never been on a solo trip because, for her, more than an exotic location, companionship is what matters when it comes to long-distance travel.

“I have never been on a solo trip. I guess that has happened because I started working at a very young age. I went to Goa along with my best friends from school after the board exam. Since then, I have been to numerous places but always travelled with friends,” Adah told IANS, when asked about her most memorable solo trip.

Recalling her first holiday, she said: “I have a vivid memory of a family trip to Hawaii. We had a stopover at Singapore and we went to a nature park. I was three-years-old then and in the park there were so many birds that I was happy to see!”

 

In the web series ‘The Holiday’, Adah essays a girl named Mehek, who is getting married. Before her big day, she has a a bachelorette party with three of her male childhood buddies. “The Holiday” also features Priyank Sharma and Ashim Gulati and the show is streaming on Zoom Studios’ YouTube channel.

Sharing how she found the concept different, the actress said: “Usually even in films, we get to see a either group of boys or a group of girls on a road trip. We have had films such as ‘Zindagi Naa Milegi Dobara’ and ‘Veere Di Wedding’. But we don’t get to watch a story where boys and girls are just friends and chilling (together on a vacation).”

So, what is her favourite holiday destination?

“I do not have a favourite holiday destination because more than an exotic place, people around matter the most. At times, even a small place like Lonavala becomes fun if I am with my best friends. It is people who make my life, my trips, and my journey more interesting than exotic locations.” said Adah.

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