#ICYMI: Netflix takes down Nayanthara's film; Stranger Things 5 begins production

Aishwarya Srinivasan
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In the midst of new releases and the award season beginning, there’s so much one can miss out on during a week, like the highly anticipated last season of Stranger Things! Let's have a look at what this week had in store for us!

The Golden Globes happened earlier this week and while it created a lot of stir online with its underwhelming host and sneaky videos that went viral, here are some other things in the industry that also happened. The cast of Stranger Things have officially begun filming for its last season. We cannot wait to see the story unfold on Netflix next year. Meanwhile, the same streaming platform also removed Nayanthara’s film ‘Annapoorani’ due to an FIR filed against the film. Tom Cruise is coming up with his own movie franchise and we cannot wait to see what he has in store for us. This February, Valentine’s week has another rom-com on its way starring Shahid Kapoor and Kriti Sanon, a new on-screen pair and we’re rather intrigued by the title.

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Here's more on what happened through the week!

Netflix removed Nayathara’s film ‘Annapoorani’ after an FIR over hurting religious sentiments

Annapoorani starring Nayanthara and Jai has been facing backlash due to an FIR. It was filed by Ramesh Solanki of the Hindu IT cell wherein he felt that the film is hurting religious sentiments. The film explores the friendship between a Hindu girl and a Muslim guy. The spokesperson for the Hindu, Vishwa Parishad posted about the film on Twitter asking Netflix to either take the film down or face legal consequences after which the streaming platform decided to take down the film. 

Tom Cruise and Warner Bros. sign a deal for developing and producing original as well as franchise films

Tom Cruise has a new deal to develop and produce theatrical films with Warner Bros. Discovery. These movies will be a mix of original productions and franchise fare and will star Cruise.⁠ We’re only excited to see what the Top Gun star has in store for us!

Shahid Kapoor and Kriti Sanon starrer ‘Teri Baaton Mein Aisa Uljha Jiya’ is coming soon

Teri Baaton Mein Aisa Uljha Jiya which is produced by Maddock Films, is the first collaboration between Shahid Kapoor and Kriti Sanon. The film will be released on February 9. The cast shared the poster of the film and captioned it as ‘an impossible love story’. 

The Mandalorian movie has officially been announced with Jon Favreau set to direct

The Mandalorian movie has been announced by the official Star Wars X account. Pedro Pascal will revive his role as The Mandalorian and along with Baby Yoda, the two are set for another adventure. Jon Favreu will be directing the film and it will go on floors later this year.

Netflix’s ‘Beef’ fame Young Mazino joins the cast of Last of Us season 2 as Jesse

'Beef' star Young Mazino has joined the cast of the HBO post-apocalyptic drama ‘Last of Us’ as Jesse. He will star alongside Kaitlyn Dever, who recently boarded the series as Abby, as well as Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey.⁠ Production on Season 2 is set to start early this year.

Stranger Things 5 finally begins production 

The last and final season of Netflix’s popular show Stranger Things was supposed to go on floors last year in May until the Writer’s Strike began and the makers decided to stop filming. After almost a year long break, it has finally begun production and as an announcement, a picture of the entire cast was shared on social media. 

Queer Eye wins an Emmy for the 6th time in a row

The 75th Creative Arts Emmy Awards were announced on January 6, 2024, honoring the best in artistic and technical achievement in American TV shows. Queer Eye, which has been one of the most loved reality shows worldwide, won an Emmy for the 6th time in a row. The main Primetime Emmy Awards will be streamed on January 15 though.

Prabhas’ ‘Kalki 2898 AD’ to hit theatres in May 2024

The highly anticipated film ‘Kalki 2898 AD’ directed by Nag Ashwin and produced by Vyjayanthi Movies will be releasing this May. The movie stars a mega ensemble which includes Prabhas, Deepika Padukone, Amitabh Bachchan, Kamal Hasan and Disha Patani. 

Disney+Hotstar announces the last season of Aarya starring Sushmita Sen

Disney+ Hotstar announces Aarya Antim Vaar which will be released on the streaming platform on February 9. Created and co-directed by the ace filmmaker, Ram Madhvani and co-produced by Amita Madhavn, Ram Madhvani Films and Endemol Shine India, Aarya Season 3 features a talented ensemble cast which includes Sushmita Sen, Ila Arun, Sikandar Kher, Indraneil Sengupta, Vikas Kumar, Maya Sarao, Geetanjali Kulkarni, Shweta Pasricha, Viren Vazirani, Pratyaksh Panwar, Aarushi Bajaj, Bhupendra Jadawat and Vishwajeet Pradhan amongst others.

After a quick summary of the week, we hope you’re caught up on all the highlights!

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