Game Of Thrones 8: HBO removes coffee cup from Episode 4 after online uproar

first_img Press Trust of India Los AngelesMay 8, 2019UPDATED: May 8, 2019 16:59 IST The last episode of Game Of Thrones 8 will air on May 19.The much-talked about misplaced takeaway coffee cup in Game of Thrones has now been dumped by HBO a day after the latest episode of the series premiered.The humble cup on Daenerys Targaryen’s table created a stir and helped the fans smell some caffeine during an otherwise dull The Last of the Starks chapter.Social media brewed some of the funniest and snarkiest comments, and like a good sport the studio also participated in the meme fest, saying Daenerys had “ordered an herbal tea”, but was delivered a latte by mistake.But on Tuesday, the studio quietly erased the cup, the bringer of embarrassment and ire to the series which is already struggling to keep its fans happy as they near the end.In an under-the-radar move, the cup was removed from the shot on HBO Go (and, presumably, other streaming platforms as well) sometime overnight.The cup, which was assumed to be from Starbucks, actually came from the production’s craft services, The Wall Street Journal confirmed.The coffee chain, that got a free endorsement thanks to the gaffe on the popular fantasy series, also took the opportunity to promote its Dragon Drink, a pink tropical-inspired blend of sweet mango and dragon fruit flavours.”TBH we’re surprised she didn’t order a Dragon Drink,” the brand tweeted when the hashtag #Starkbucks started trending on Twitter after the episode aired.However, streaming service Hotstar in India, is still carrying the shot with the infamous cup, which is visible for full three seconds.advertisementAlso read | Game Of Thrones 8: Here’s how HBO reacted to coffee cup blunderAlso read | Game of Thrones Season 8 Episode 4 leaks online hours before airingAlso read | Game of Thrones Season 8 Episode 4 decoded: Dany’s huge loss to Jaime’s baffling choiceGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byPTI Tags :Follow Game Of ThronesFollow Game Of Thrones 8 Episode 4 Game Of Thrones 8: HBO removes coffee cup from Episode 4 after online uproarThe much-talked about misplaced takeaway coffee cup in Game of Thrones has now been dumped by HBO a day after the latest episode of the series premiered.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

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Bengali film fraternity mourns death of actor Girish Karnad

first_imgKolkata: The Bengali film fraternity on Monday mourned the death of Jnanpith award winner Girish Karnad and took to social media remembering the stalwart’s contributions.Karnad died at his residence in Bengaluru on Monday morning. He was 81. “Playwright, actor, scholar, an inspiring personality with brilliant intellect wit and humour, my earliest remembrance of Girish Karnad being an eternal favourite – Swami’s father in Malgudi Days. Farewell to an institution – you seldom come across such profound people nowadays,” tweeted National award-winning director Atanu Ghosh of Mayurakshi fame. Also Read – City bids adieu to Goddess DurgaActor Parambrata Chatterjee seen alongside Vidya Balan in Kahani lamented the demise of an alternative voice amidst tmainstream cinema. “We grew up with your films and plays! Will always remember you as an alternative, progressive voice amidst the mainstream din. #RIPGirishKarnad,” he wrote. Bengali superstar Prosenjit Chatterjee shared a “Rest in peace #GirishKarnad” message on his social media page. Director Srijit Mukherji known for films like Autograph and Chotushkone spoke about Karnad’s achievements. Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellers”He also coincidentally won the Sahitya Academy, Sahitya Natak Academy, Jnanpith, National Award, Filmfare, Padmashri and Padma Bhushan,” Mukherji tweeted. Young Bengali actor Riddhi Sen, who grabbed nationwide attention with his role in Nagarkirtan, expressed grief and anger at the stalwart’s demise. “Very true, he is also the person who defines and changed modern Kannada playwriting forever. Deeply, deeply saddened. Do not go gentle into that good night. Rage, rage against the dying of the light,” Sen wrote. Agencieslast_img read more

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