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The Laugh of Lakshmi, an India-Australia joint venture, has been announced for Cannes 2022

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The Laugh of Lakshmi, an India-Australia joint venture, has been announced for Cannes 2022

The Laugh of Lakshmi, a new hybrid dance drama, will begin filming in India in early 2023. It will be a joint venture between India and Australia, led by S Shakthidharan, an Australian of Sri Lankan and Tamil ancestry. The project was announced at the Cannes Film Festival on May 19th.

The Laugh of Lakshmi will be the first collaboration between Frames Per Second Films and Felix Media in Australia, according to Rakasree Basu, CEO of Frames Per Second Films in Mumbai. Filming will take place in Tamil Nadu and Australia.

“I welcome the Government of India’s recently announced incentive for foreign film and television production,” he continued. This will undoubtedly encourage and enrich all foreign productions planning to shoot in India with Indian cast and crew who are knowledgeable and skilled. This initiative will encourage international filmmakers to explore intercultural workspace, promote shared learning of filmmaking techniques, and promote India as a desirable filming location for international productions. As the Country of Honour in Cannes, India is off to a good start.” This is the first time a country has been honoured by the Marche du Film or Cannes Film Market.

With this film, Shakthidharan, who is also the writer, will make the transition from theatre to cinema. Counting and Cracking, a play set over four generations in Sri Lanka and Australia, was a huge success in Australia, winning seven Helpmann Awards. Counting and Cracking will be released in the United Kingdom soon.

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The Laugh of Lakshmi, according to Shakthidharan, is a story about a mother and son separated by war in Sri Lanka. The mother, a well-known classical Indian dancer, entrusts her young son, who is also a gifted dancer, to her brother in Sydney. The mother and son “discover” each other after a twenty-five-year separation and living in vastly different communities. She had been involved with the grassroots Tamil women farmers’ cooperative movement while he had led a corporate life (with a forbidden romance thrown in).

Prasanna Vithanage, a member of the film’s production team and best known for his trilogy on Sri Lanka’s 35-year war—Death on a Full Moon Day, August Sun, and With You, Without You—told me over the phone from Colombo that the world should know about the suffering and resilience of his country’s people. The Laugh of Lakshmi would use moving imagery to tell stories about debilitating issues such as forced migration, homelessness, and tragic deaths.

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According to reports, Jimmy Kimmel is quitting the Late Night programme.

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According to reports, Jimmy Kimmel is quitting the Late Night programme.

According to reports, Jimmy Kimmel is thinking about leaving his late-night show to devote more time to his son Billy’s continuous struggle with congenital heart problems.

This week, a number of people with knowledge of the situation disclosed that Kimmel intends to leave Jimmy Kimmel Live! after his contract expires in 2025 in order to spend more time with his wife Molly McNearney, who co-head writes the show.

Kimmel’s choice, according to Radar Online, is a result of Billy’s health issues, especially in the wake of Billy’s most recent third open-heart surgery. But now he’s a “healthy kid.”

The Late Night presenter shared the news on Instagram in late May, saying, “We went into this experience with a lot of optimism and nearly as much fear and came out with a new valve inside a happy, healthy kid.”

Sources close to Radar Online claim that the Kimmels are getting ready to step back from the spotlight. According to an informant, Jimmy and his spouse prioritise their family over notoriety. They know what to do financially, so they’re prepared to step back from the spotlight and concentrate on what matters most.

“Life is too short to waste time on a job that brings you no happiness.”

Kimmel’s spokesperson denied the findings.
Even though Kimmel’s publicist denied any talks regarding his possible resignation and called the claim “silly,” especially in light of his son’s recent surgery.

“Though they’ll likely stay busy producing and developing shows behind the scenes, their main focus will be spending precious time with their family,” an insider was quoted by Perez Hilton.

Billy’s congenital heart issue was initially made public by Kimmel in 2017, not long after Billy was born, along with the difficulties his family was facing. Billy was born with a heart condition, according to an echocardiography, a type of cardiac sonography that was performed, Kimmel disclosed on his show.

“Tetralogy of Fallot associated with pulmonary atresia.” In essence, there is a hole in the wall separating his left and right sides of the heart, and the pulmonary valve was totally obstructed.

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Three days after his birth, Billy had his first successful open-heart surgery. A few months later, he had another one. Billy had his third operation last month at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. This was his most recent procedure.

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