#ICYMI: Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Heeramandi gets a release date; Bobby Deol joins the YRF Spy Universe

Aalhad Bavkar
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From exciting announcements to highly anticipated trailers, let’s have a look at everything you need to catch up on this week!

From Netflix's unveiling of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's first-ever web series, ‘Heeramandi’ featuring a star-studded ensemble to Warner Bros.' multi-film deal with Timothée Chalamet promising a slew of captivating productions, there's much to look forward to. However, amidst the excitement, setbacks such as the delay in shooting for Euphoria Season 3 serve as a reminder of the unpredictability inherent in the industry. Nonetheless, with HBO dropping the trailer for 'The Penguin' and Scarlett Johansson rumoured to star in a lead role for a new 'Jurassic Park' instalment, the anticipation for upcoming releases continues to soar. 

Read about all of this and more that happened through the week!

Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s OTT debut ‘Heeramandi’ release date announced

The new period-drama web-series features a star-studded ensemble of acclaimed actresses which includes Manisha Koirala, Sonakshi Sinha, Richa Chadha, Sharmin Segal, and Sanjeeda Sheikh. The series revolves around the lives of courtesans at the red-light district of Heera Mandi in Lahore during the Indian independence movement against British rule and will be available to stream on Netflix from May 1. 

Warner Bros. is signing a multi-film deal with Timothée Chalamet

Following the massive successes of Warner Bros. produced films, Dune 2 and Wonka, the production house has now decided to sign a multi-film deal with Timothée Chalamet where he will star and produce future films under their name. Both films raked in a combined total of 1 billion dollars at the international box-office. According to the studio, he became the first actor in four decades to star in the top two domestic films that were released within a span of eight months.


Shooting for Euphoria Season 3 gets delayed indefinitely

Fans of the highly-popular HBO MAX show, 'Euphoria' will have to wait longer as filming for the third season has been delayed. This has happened due to the creator, Sam Levinson, still finalising the script. The last season aired in the beginning of 2022, from January to February. So far there is no confirmation on when the show will begin filming.

HBO dropped the trailer for Colin Farrell starrer ‘The Penguin’

After the immense commercial success of ‘The Batman’, Warner Bros. greenlit the expansion of its cinematic universe. This thrilling announcement not only hinted at the anticipation of a sequel to ‘The Batman’ but also promised the creation of a dedicated web-series delving into the character of ‘The Penguin’, with Colin Farrell reprising his role. The series will be released in the latter half of this year. 

Scarlett Johansson to star in a lead role for a new ‘Jurassic Park’ instalment

Universal Studios has slated a July 2025 release date for the new film which will be directed by Gareth Edwards. Scarlett Johanson is reportedly in discussions to play the lead role in the new instalment in Steven Spielberg’s iconic franchise.

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Rohit Saraf starrer ‘Woh Bhi Din The’ finally gets a release date

After being delayed by more than a decade, ‘Woh Bhi Din The’, a film starring Rohit Saraf and Sanjana Sanghi will finally be released this weekend on Zee5. The trailer for the same was shared by the makers.

Bobby Deol to star as a villain in YRF’s Spy Universe 

Alia Bhatt is set to star in a new film in the YRF Spy Universe as a female agent alongside Sharvari. In a recent development, it was announced that Bobby Deol too will be joining the project but as the villain. Following his performance in the commercially successful ‘Animal’, Bobby Deol continues his villain era with this project as well.

Emma Stone starrer ‘Kinds of Kindness’ teaser drops 

Yorgos Lanthimos’ adsurdist anthology film starring Emma Stone, Margaret Qualley and Willem Dafoe dropped its first teaser. While we just get a small snippet into the story, the fans highly anticipate how the story unfolds. 

Aditi Rao Hydari and Sidharth confirm their engagement via social media

Contrary to popular belief that the two are married, the couple shared a post on social media and clarified that they haven’t tied the knot just yet, but they are engaged. Aditi Rao Hydari wrote in her caption ‘He said Yes. E. N. G. A. G. E. D’. The couple have been together since 2021.

Vikrant Massey starrer The Sabarmati Report trailer released 

In the film, Vikrant plays a journalist who is determined to bring the Sabarmati incident to light. In the process of this, he faces many obstacles like fighting against giving importance to only English language journalism, and Hindi perspectives getting equal representation as well. The film will release on the big screen on May 3.

Blake Lively and Anna Kendrik team up again for ‘A Simple Favor 2’

Amazon MGM Studios announced that Anna Kendrick, Blake Lively, Henry Golding, Andrew Rannells, Bashir Salahuddin, Joshua Satine, Ian Ho and Kelly McCormack are set to reprise their roles in 'A Simple Favor 2', with Paul Feig returning to direct. The highly anticipated sequel is a co-production with Lionsgate and follows the studio’s 2018 release of A Simple Favor, which was a critical and commercial success. 

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