#LetsKetchup: News from the entertainment industry is such a major part of our daily lives, so it’s completely understandable how we feel every emotion the minute something major happens and here’s a quick round-up of all the happiest news from this year.

No matter how much we act like news from the entertainment industry does not mean anything to us, deep down we know we’re lying. In an era where social media rules, news tends to spread like wildfire and whether you like it or not, you are consumed by it. Another year is coming to an end and thankfully after 2 years of mainly sad news coming our way, we had so much to be happy about this year. From our favourite celebrities getting married and starting their own lil family to so many exciting movie announcements, all of this made us feel like there’s so much to look forward to. And no it doesn’t end there. India has won hearts on a global front multiple times this year. Be it RRR’s Golden Globe nomination, Bridgerton’s K3G soundtrack or Deepika Padukone on the Cannes Jury, we’ve made a name for ourselves in so many ways this year!

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So consider this your E-Round Up wrapped and enjoy the highlights of 2022!

Argentina winning the FIFA World Cup after 36 years!

On December 18, 2022, it’s safe to say that the whole world was watching one thing unanimously and that was the FIFA World Cup finals. Argentina won against France by 4-2 in a penalty shootout after the match ended tied 3-3. The whole world celebrated Argentina’s win and Messi fans definitely had the best day ever!

Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt’s wedding pictures

Everyone loves a good reel to a real-life love story and I guess we can all agree that our hearts were full when we finally saw the happy couple share moments from their special day with us amidst the backdrop of a beautiful sunset.

Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman announcing Deadpool 3

Marvel fanatics completely lost their minds when Hugh Jackman aka Wolverine announced that he is going to be reviving his role in Ryan Reynolds’ much-awaited Deadpool 3. Given that his character is dead in the MCU, fans are rather intrigued to know how this will really play out in the film.

Princess Diaries 3 announcement

A movie that has been a part of every teenage girl’s life growing up is finally going to be making its way back into our lives for a much needed wholesome, soup for the soul movie. And to increase your excitement, Anne Hathaway will definitely be reprising the role of Mia Thermopolis.

Alia Bhatt’s TIME100 Impact Award’s speech

More than the award, what really grabbed everyone’s attention was her rather candid and honest speech which was so well-written. You could feel that it came straight from the heart which stands out from the plethora of fake speeches that celebrities give.

When football legends Lionel Messi and Christiano Ronaldo posted an Instagram picture together

The two football sensations broke the internet this year by uploading a picture together on their respective Instagram accounts. This was so not expected from either of them and definitely made football fans go over the moon about it.

Deepika Padukone representing India at the Cannes Jury

Our hearts always beam with pride when India is represented on a global scale and Deepika Padukone was the face of Indian cinemas at the prestigious Cannes Jury this year. The world’s most talked about film festival took place in May this year and the actress dazzled on the red carpet for all the 10 days.

Shahrukh Khan’s Pathaan teaser

Shahrukh Khan released the teaser for his upcoming film Pathaan on his birthday. The megastar received so much love from his fans as he is returning to the big screens after 5 long years. The teaser created so much excitement for the film amongst the Janta.

When Hayden Christensen and Ewan McGregor returned to play their Star Wars characters

Hayden Christensen and Ewan McGregor reunited and reprised their iconic Star Wars characters as Darth Vader and Obi-Wan for Disney+ Orginal Obi-Wan Kenobi. Fans were also happy to see the bromance between the two off-screen and interacting with fans.

Avatar: The Way of Water releasing after 13 years

Most of us were probably still in school when the first Avatar movie, directed by James Cameron, released back in 2009. Mesmerised by the movie at such a young age, hearing the news of it releasing this December was bound to create immense excitement amongst fans. 

RRR earning two Golden Globe nominations
SS Rajamouli’s magnum opus, RRR made a lot of heads turn this year worldwide which put them on the map for being nominated for many awards. Rightfully so, the film has bagged two Golden Globe nominations. One for Best Motion Picture (Non English Language) and the second for Best Original Song. We cannot wait to see the cast sit amongst the best in the world and most importantly bring the awards home!

Chello Show considered as India’s official entry to the Oscars
The Film Federation of India had announced Chhello Show as India’s official entry to Oscars on September 20. Titled Last Film Show in English, the movie is directed by Pan Nalin and stars Bhavin Rabari, Richa Meena, Bhavesh Shrimali, Dipen Raval and Paresh Mehta. Chhello Show was globally premiered as the opening film at Robert DeNiro’s Tribeca Film Festival in June 2021.

Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck finally tying the knot

Bennifer fans who truly shipped the couple were left heartbroken when the couple broke off their engagement back in 2004. But true love always has a way of finding a way back and so did the two love birds who not only looked so happy with each other but also finally sealed the deal in July this year. 

Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham’s title track being used as background music in Bridgerton season 2

As most of us saw, Bridgerton season 2 had characters of Indian descent. While it already felt amazing being represented on one of Netflix’s most popular shows, it made it even better when K3G’s title song was used as soundtrack in Episode 6 of the show when Edwina has her Haldi ceremony, a day before her wedding. Our hearts were so full seeing European royalty blend into Bollywood royalty in the name of love. 

Kala Chashma going viral on social media all over the world

The song which was initially made in 2016, started trending out of nowhere. How it really started was when Quick Style, a hip-hop/urban dance group from Norway posted a dance video from a performance at a wedding. The video instantly became viral when the group posted more videos of it on Instagram and Tik Tok as well. Since then the trend spread like wildfire and became a daily dose of happiness for everyone watching too. Because it was so much fun, everyone from Demi Lovato to the Indian Cricket team participated in it.

Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt revealing their baby girl’s name

It has been quite an eventful year for the Kapoors! The newest addition to their family was announced a few months after their dreamy wedding. The couple has named their daughter Raha Kapoor. Alia stated in her caption that ‘Raha’ means divine path, in Swahili it means joy, in Sanskrit it means clan and so many other beautiful meanings for Raha were mentioned in her caption.

Rhea Kapoor announcing her ‘dream cast’ with Kareena Kapoor Khan, Tabu and Kriti Sanon

Rhea Kapoor announced her dream cast for her upcoming film on the cover of Vogue. The movie features three leading ladies, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Tabu, and Kriti Sanon. It’s about women in the airline industry which is why it’s titled ‘The Crew’. This film is co-produced by Ekta Kapoor and is ready to go on floors in February 2023 and of course it goes without saying that we love seeing an all female cast helming a feature film. 

Crash Landing on You couple Hyun-Bin and Son Ye-Jin getting married

K-drama fans had a major dream come true this year when one of their favourite on-screen couples from a K-drama that became so popular, ‘Crash Landing on You’ got married this year. Because the couple does not end up together in the show, fans felt like they finally got the ending they deserved. 

Seeing South East Asian representation on a Marvel Show

Never in our lives would we have thought that something as big as the MCU would make a full six part series with a South East Asian as the main protagonist. From dancing on a Bollywood song to wearing bangles along with a salwaar kameez, Ms Marvel made so many MCU fans feel represented this year.

Deepika Padukone launching her own skincare brand

Deepika Padukone has finally launched her own skincare line 82°E, a brand that comes from the idea of the east meeting the west. So if you’ve ever wondered what celebrities really stand by when it comes to skincare routine, this is your best shot. The brand is also said to be made according to Indian skin types and is cruelty-free and vegan.

Sonam Kapoor welcoming her son Vayu Kapoor Ahuja

After tying the knot with her beau Anand Ahuja in 2018, the couple announced that they would soon be welcoming their first child this year. Sonam Kapoor gave birth to son Vaayu in August this year. She took to Instagram to share the first image of their son along with his name.  Their caption said, “In the spirit of all that is sacred, life-giving and eternally ours, we seek blessings for our son, Vayu Kapoor Ahuja.”

Hera Pheri 3 announcement with the original cast

I think we all had a smile on our face when the news of the iconic comedy-drama Hera Pheri having a third instalment was announced. The thing that excited people the most was the return of everyone’s favourite comedy trio, Akshay Kumar, Paresh Rawal and Suneil Shetty. While it was later announced that Akshay Kumar has backed out due to creative differences, it is said that he is still being pursued for the film with a new script.

Taylor Swift releasing her new album ‘Midnights’

The Swifties were completely shook when Taylor Swift announced the release of her new album at the MTV Music Awards this year. This is her comeback after 2 years and her album Midnights talks about topics that all of us struggle with like anxiety, self-confidence, insomnia, and self-criticism. Her album spawned all 10 spots on the Billboard charts which was the first time any artist has achieved this.

Priyanka Chopra’s brand Anomaly’s launch in India

Priyanka Chopra‘s haircare brand Anomaly, finally made its launch in India. A passion project that she started with the inspiration from her nani and her own haircare secrets is now a part of homes all over India as well.

Is there any other news from the entertainment industry this year that made your hearts full this year? Let us know in the comments below!

This article is a part of our #LetsKetchup series that sums up the year that was from our perspective! Hope you enjoy reading this series this time of the year!

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