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Things People Said: Future Emails, War and Privilege

Here’s what Siddhant Chaturvedi, Prateek Kuhad, Bong Joon Ho and more had to say over the past fortnight

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Jessica Xalxo Jan 11, 2020

Siddhant Chaturvedi on nepotism in Bollywood. Photo: Manasi Sawant

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In a fortnight spanning the Duke and Duchess of Sussex taking a step back from their royal roles, Asian pop culture making waves worldwide, social media pressure and more, here’s what we heard:

1. Actor Siddhant Chaturvedi on nepotism and privilege in Bollywood during News18’s newcomers roundtable discussion —

Photo: Manasi Sawant

2. Canadian indie pop duo Tegan and Sara on engaging across multiple social media

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3. American actor Vanessa Hudgens to Cosmopolitan UK on her privacy being violated in a nude photo leak in 2007 —

Photo: Tinseltown / Shutterstock.com

4. Korean film director and screenwriter Bong Joon Ho on why he thinks his black comedy/thriller film Parasite (2019) has been received so well in the U.S.A. —

Photo: DFree / Shutterstock.com

5. Actor Richa Chadha to News18 on the role of performers in protests

6. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, announced their intention to step back from their role in the British royal family — 

7. U.S. Congresswoman Ilhan Omar on the escalating tension between the U.S.A. and Iran after the assasination of Major General Soleimani —

Photo: Phil Pasquini / Shutterstock.com

8. New Delhi Singer-songwriter Prateek Kuhad to Al Jazeera on his 2018 track “cold/mess” making it to former U.S. President Barack Obama’s annual list of favorite music —

Photo: Prashin Jagger

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