Catch up on all that has happened during the week in the entertainment world right from celebs reactions, birthday wishes to Tokyo Olympics and so much more.
Tokyo Olympics has swept up the mainstream news world and it’s taken over the entertainment sector too! India’s performance is so tremendous in this Olympics that celebs haven’t been able to stop themselves from taking to social media to congratulate and celebrate these athletes. While the limelight might’ve remained on Tokyo Olympics, there’s a lot that has happened in the entertainment world this week like Priyanka Chopra wishing Meghan Markle on her birthday to Konkona Sensharma replying to a fan on her being aged.
Rihanna being the richest female musician according to Forbes to Scarlett Johansson suing Disney for a $50 M loss after a contract breach over Black Widow’s release, this week was pretty entertaining. Lara Dutta’s amazing transformation for Indira Gandhi, India’s nomination at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne this year and so much more happened during the week!
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Shefali Shah on wrapping up the shoot of Darlings
Shefali Shah recently wrapped up the shooting for Alia Bhatt-starrer ‘Darlings’. Sharing the photos of the last day on Instagram, she expressed her sadness at bidding goodbye to her co-stars and the crew. Alongside the post, she wrote, “Nothing prepares me for the good-byes. All the #Darlings, thank you for creating her with me…I’ll miss you all so much.”
Priyanka Chopra on Meghan Markle’s birthday
Priyanka Chopra Jonas wished her close friend and Duchess of Sussex on her birthday. Sharing a post for her on her Instagram, she wrote, “Happy birthday, Meghan Markle. For her 40th birthday this year…she’s chosen to put…welfare of others first…The Duchess of Sussex…asked 40 of her friends to take 40 minutes to support women getting back into the workforce.”
Lara Dutta provides a glimpse of her transformation into Indira Gandhi
Actress Lara Dutta, who will play Indira Gandhi in the upcoming spy film, ‘Bell Bottom’, shared a video capturing her transformation into the former Prime Minister. Sharing the video on Instagram, she wrote, “Never had I imagined portraying a personality this pivotal and when I saw how this transformation translated on the screen, everything felt surreal and worth it.”
Nominations from India at IFFM from ‘Sherni’ to ‘The Family Man S2’
Vidya Balan’s ‘Sherni’ and Suriya’s ‘Soorarai Pottru’ have been nominated in the Best Film category at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne this year. Other nominees in the category include ‘Lootcase’, ‘Ludo’, ‘Kayattam’ and ‘Tasher Ghawr’. Furthermore, Manoj Bajpayee’s ‘The Family Man Season 2’ and Ali Fazal’s ‘Mirzapur Season 2’ have been nominated in the Best Series category.
Sunny Deol joins Dulquer Salmaan in Balki’s thriller film
Sunny Deol has reportedly joined the cast of filmmaker, R Balki’s upcoming psychological thriller. In addition to Sunny, Malayalam actor Dulquer Salmaan and ‘Scam 1992’ actress Shreya Dhanwanthary are also part of the project. According to reports, the film went on the floors recently and the first few scenes were shot late at night around Colaba.
Israel swimmers perform to Madhuri’s ‘Aaja Nachle’ at Tokyo Olympics
Israel’s Eden Blecher and Shelly Bobritsky competed in the Artistic Swimming Duet Free Routine Preliminary on Tuesday, where they performed a part of their routine to Madhuri Dixit’s song ‘Aaja Nachle’. They were competing to seek qualification for the final of the women’s Duet Technical Routine event in the Tokyo Olympics. However, they weren’t able to qualify for the summit clash.
According to Forbes, Rihanna is now the richest female musician with $1.7 billion in wealth
Forbes on Wednesday declared 33-year-old Barbadian singer Rihanna a “billionaire” and the “wealthiest female musician in the world” with a $1.7 billion fortune. Forbes said that an estimated $1.4 billion of Rihanna’s net worth comes from the value of her cosmetics brand Fenty Beauty. It added that Rihanna’s stake in her lingerie company Savage x Fenty is worth $270 million.
Papa’s fan moment: Vaani Kapoor on pic of her father & Akshay
Taking to Instagram, actress Vaani Kapoor shared a picture of her father, Shiv Kapoor, and her ‘Bell Bottom’ co-star Akshay Kumar. In the picture, Akshay can be seen hugging Vaani’s father. “Moments like these make memories for life…his heart is full. #Papa’s fan moment. Akshay Kumar sir you’re a true gem,” she wrote.
Ayushmann pays tribute to Kishore Kumar on his 92nd birth anniversary
Taking to Instagram on Wednesday, actor Ayushmann Khurrana paid tribute to actor-singer Kishore Kumar on his 92nd birth anniversary. Ayushmann shared a video wherein he can be seen singing Kishore’s ‘Chookar Mere Mann Ko’ from the 1981 film ‘Yaarana’. “The song of an artiste who is immortal. #HappyBirthdayKishoreDa,” he wrote alongside the video.
Ashutosh Rana to reprise ‘War’ role in SRK starrer ‘Pathan’
The makers of ‘Pathan’, starring Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone, have reportedly roped in Ashutosh Rana for the upcoming action-thriller film. As per reports, he’ll reprise his role of RAW joint secretary Colonel Sunil Luthra from Hrithik Roshan and Tiger Shroff’s ‘War’.
Aamir Khan, Rajkumar Hirani to join J&K LG for the launch of new film policy
Aamir Khan, Rajkumar Hirani, and Mahaveer Jain met Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Thursday in Srinagar to launch a new film policy that promotes the Union Territory as a film-friendly destination. Earlier, filmmakers like Imtiaz Ali, Nitesh Tiwari, and Ekta Kapoor had met Sinha and discussed how to promote Jammu and Kashmir as a popular filming destination.
Selena Gomez criticizes ‘The Good Fight’ show for making a joke about her kidney transplant
Actress-singer Selena Gomez has criticized the makers of the TV show ‘The Good Fight’ for making fun of her kidney transplant. “Not sure how writing jokes about organ transplants for…shows has become a thing but sadly it has apparently. I hope in…next writer’s room when [such]…tasteless jokes are presented it’s called out immediately and doesn’t make it on air,” Selena tweeted.
Jaideep Ahlawat, Zeeshan Ayyub unite for adaptation of British drama ‘Guilt’
Actors Jaideep Ahlawat and Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub have teamed up for the Indian remake of the British mystery drama series ‘Guilt’. The yet-untitled show will be directed by Shaad Ali, who has previously helmed films like ‘Soorma’ and ‘Bunty Aur Babli’. Satish Kaushik, Mugdha Godse, Shruti Seth, Tina Desai, and Maya Alagh are also part of the upcoming project.
Aamir’s ‘Laal Singh…’ to clash with Allu Arjun’s ‘Pushpa’ on Christmas
Allu Arjun took to Twitter to announce the release date of his pan-India film ‘Pushpa – The Rise: Part 1’. The Sukumar directorial, also starring Rashmika Mandanna and Fahadh Faasil, will hit the theatres on Christmas this year. It is set to clash with Aamir Khan and Kareena Kapoor-starrer ‘Laal Singh Chaddha’, which is also scheduled to release on Christmas.
Scarlett Johansson sues Disney for $50 million loss after contract breach over Black Widow release
‘Black Widow’ actress Scarlett Johansson filed a lawsuit against Disney alleging a contract breach. She claimed Disney didn’t honor its commitment to release the film only in theatres and simultaneously released it on Disney+, adding that her paycheque was tied to the film’s box-office performance. Disney’s decision is projected to cost her over $50 million, said The Wall Street Journal.
Tom Hanks joins the cast of Wes Anderson’s next film
Tom Hanks has joined the cast of Wes Anderson’s next film. The Academy Award-winning actor will share screen space with Tilda Swinton, Bill Murray, and Adrien Brody in the yet-to-be-titled film. According to Deadline, it is expected to be shot in Spain. Hanks, who was last seen in ‘News of the World’, will next be seen in Miguel Sapochnik’s ‘Finch’.
Can’t wait to work with Vijay Sethupathi: Shahid Kapoor on Raj & DK’s series
Taking to Instagram, actor Shahid Kapoor shared a short clip of himself and said that he’s eagerly waiting to work with Raj and DK on their web series along with Vijay Sethupathi. Shahid wrote, “Waiting on set, call me soon Raj and DK. Can’t wait to share the frame with Vijay Sethupathi.” The upcoming series is yet to be titled.
It’s a privilege to age: Konkona Sensharma after fan calls her ‘aged’
Actress Konkona Sensharma replied to an Instagram user who wrote, “It’s very sad to see you being aged. Industry didn’t [do] justice with your kind of artists. You were my crush in school life,” on one of her posts. The 41-year-old actress responded, “Don’t be sad. It is a privilege to age as opposed to die tragically young.”
Mrunal Thakur on playing Sita in Dulquer Salmaan’s film
Actress Mrunal Thakur took to Instagram to share the first look of her character Sita from the upcoming untitled film, which will feature actor Dulquer Salmaan as Lieutenant Ram. Sharing the image on the occasion of her birthday, Mrunal wrote, “Here’s a gift from me to you on my special day! Here to conquer your hearts with the lovely Dulquer.”
Kiara Advani to star with Ram Charan in Shankar’s next directorial
Actress Kiara Advani has joined the cast of actor Ram Charan-starrer upcoming film, which is being directed by filmmaker Shankar. The upcoming project will be Kiara and Ram Charan’s second collaboration together. The two also starred in the Telugu action film ‘Vinaya Vidheya Rama’. “Joining us on this super exciting journey is the talented and gorgeous Kiara,” the film’s production house tweeted.
Kalidas Jayaram on joining Kamal Haasan’s ‘Vikram’
Malayalam actor Kalidas Jayaram on Saturday announced on social media that he has joined the cast of action-thriller ‘Vikram’, which will star veteran actor Kamal Haasan in the lead role. Helmed by Lokesh Kanagaraj, the film will also star Fahadh Faasil and Vijay Sethupathi. “Extremely elated to be a drop in this ocean of a film,” Kalidas shared.
Anu Malik accused of stealing Israel’s national anthem after Tokyo Olympics video goes viral
Music director Anu Malik has been accused of stealing Israel’s national anthem for his song ‘Mera Mulk Mera Desh’. Social media users leveled allegations after gymnast Artem Dolgopyat won Israel’s second-ever Olympics gold and the national anthem was played out at Tokyo Olympics.
Akshay Kumar, Vaani Kapoor-starrer ‘Bell Bottom’ to release in 3D
In addition to the 2D format, actors Akshay Kumar and Vaani Kapoor-starrer upcoming movie ‘Bell Bottom’ will also be released in a 3D format in theatres on August 19. Announcing the news on social media, Akshay posted a video in which he can be seen wearing a pair of 3D glasses and wrote, “Experience the thrill with full feels.”
Indian women’s hockey team is the real deal: ‘Chak De! India’ fame Vidya Malavade
After the Indian women’s hockey team defeated the world’s no. 2 Australia and reached the semifinals at Tokyo Olympics, actress Vidya Malavade, who essayed the role of the team captain, in Chak De India, took to Instagram and shared a picture of the reel vs real team. She wrote, “Indian Women’s Hockey Team creates history…These women are the real deal.”
Farhan Akhtar cheered on boxer Satish Kumar
Actor Farhan Akhtar on Monday celebrated boxer Satish Kumar’s performance at the Tokyo Olympics, where he fought with the world champion Bakhodir Jalolov despite multiple stitches on his forehead and chin. Farhan, who played a boxer in his latest film Toofaan, took to Twitter and wrote, “Shout out to boxer Satish Kumar, who showed…world what true competitors are made of.”
Shilpa Shetty issues statement on Kundra porn videos case, says ‘We don’t deserve a media trial’
Actress Shilpa Shetty took to Instagram to issue a statement on Raj Kundra’s porn videos case. She said the past few days have been challenging and there have been a lot of unwarranted aspersions on her cast by the media. “I request you to respect my family’s and ‘my right’ to privacy…We don’t deserve a media trial,” she wrote.
Akshay Kumar wraps Mumbai schedule of ‘Raksha Bandhan’
Akshay Kumar on Tuesday announced that he has wrapped the Mumbai schedule of his film ‘Raksha Bandhan’. Taking to Instagram, he shared behind-the-scenes pictures with director Aanand L Rai and his co-star Bhumi Pednekar from the sets. Alongside it, he wrote, “I’m…missing walking down these streets of Chandni Chowk…Bhumi…thank you for providing the right balance with your splendid talent.”
Richa Chadha to star in Bhansali’s web series ‘Heera Mandi’
Actress Richa Chadha has reportedly joined the cast of filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s debut web series titled ‘Heera Mandi’. Richa and Sanjay previously worked together in the 2013 film ‘Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela’, where the actress played the role of Rasila. According to reports, the upcoming show will also feature Sonakshi Sinha, Huma Qureshi, and Madhuri Dixit.
I cried watching you: Taylor Swift to Olympic gymnast Simone Biles
After US gymnast Simone Biles returned to Tokyo Olympics 2021 to compete for the beam finals after withdrawing from the competition following vault, singer Taylor Swift took to Twitter to praise her. She wrote, “I cried watching you. I feel…lucky to have gotten to watch you all these years, but this week was a lesson in emotional intelligence and resilience.”
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