In this weekend roundup of entertainment news, catch up on which celeb opened up and talked about Mental Health to all the new projects lined up.
This over-the-weekend roundup on entertainment news covers everything from Pooja Bhatt, Shruti Hassan to Maliaka Arora and Parvathy Thiruvothu, all opening up and talking about their mental health. Sikander Kher is all ready to make his Hollywood debut in Dev Patel’s directorial debut while Jackky Bhagnani shares a picture on his birthday that confirms that he’s dating Rakul Preet Singh. Sooraj Barjatya’s ‘Uunchai’, starring Amitabh Bachchan was shot at the world’s most dangerous airport while Sidharth Shukla wins the award for ‘Broken But Beautiful 3’ posthumously. Award-winning filmmaker, Kireet Khurana announces a documentary on India’s homeless people while Mithila Palkar opened up about her show ‘Little Things’
All of this and much more happened over the weekend!
Ayushmann Khurrana’s new film announcement
Ayushmann Khurrana is collaborating with Anand L Rai for a new film. The actor posted about the film on his Instagram saying, “Dikkat Bas Ek Hi Hai, Mujhe Ladne Ki Acting Aati Hai, Ladna Nahin… Super excited for a genre-breaking collab ONCE AGAIN”. With an interesting video, this announcement was made.
Sanya Malhotra’s new film Meenakshi Sundareshwar teaser is out now
Netflix released the teaser of Sanya Malhotra’s new film Meenakshi Sundareshwar and it looks like it covers all types of a cool love story. The film is about two people who are in for an arranged marriage and how they make long-distance work. Check out the teaser that also stars Abhimanyu Dassani.
Alcohol is also a drug, leaves destruction in its wake: Pooja Bhatt
Pooja Bhatt on Sunday took to Twitter to call alcohol a drug, adding that it’s not categorized as such because it’s socially acceptable for most. “Abuse of alcohol leaves destruction in its wake. Road accidents, domestic violence, bankruptcy, families destroyed, lives lost,” she added. Pooja further said, “Focus should be on rehabilitation, not criminalization.”
I have personally benefited from therapy: Shruti Hassan on mental health
Speaking about mental health on World Mental Health Day, actress Shruti Haasan said that people have now become aware of it. She added, “I have personally benefited so much from therapy, specifically talk therapy.” “It’s very odd to treat the brain any differently. It’s the mind…It’s so many things to do with the functioning of your body,” Shruti said.
Big B, Boman-starrer ‘Uunchai’ shot at world’s most dangerous airport
Sooraj Barjatya’s ‘Uunchai’, starring veteran actors Amitabh Bachchan, Boman Irani, Anupam Kher, and Danny Denzongpa, was shot at the world’s most dangerous airport Tenzing-Hillary Airport in Nepal. Parineeti Chopra will also be seen in ‘Uunchai’ in the role of a Nepali tourist guide. Except for Amitabh Bachchan and Danny Denzongpa, all other actors would reportedly shoot at the location.
Sidharth Shukla wins award for ‘Broken But Beautiful 3’ posthumously
Late actor Sidharth Shukla, who made his digital debut with producer Ekta Kapoor’s ‘Broken But Beautiful 3’, won a posthumous award for the web series. The actor won Popular Actor (Male) in Web Originals by SCREENXX for his portrayal of the character Agastya Rao. Ekta took to her Instagram account on Saturday to congratulate Sidharth for the win.
Kireet Khurana announces documentary on India’s homeless people
Filmmaker Kireet Khurana on Sunday announced his upcoming documentary on India’s homeless people titled ‘The Invisible Visible’. The film was shot across Delhi, Dehradun, Kanpur, and villages in Maharashtra and Bihar, and is based on the Bombay Beggary Prevention Act 1959. Kireet said that the film shows how the Act has left homeless people vulnerable to imprisonment, torture, and dehumanization.
Actress Parvathy pens a note on surviving Bulimia, says ‘no aspect of my body spared’
Parvathy Thiruvothu penned a note on surviving Bulimia, an eating disorder. “People I worked with used to…comment on how my cheeks were ‘too full’…Not a single aspect of my body was spared…Soon enough, I spiraled down an extreme case of Bulimia,” she wrote. “With the help of some amazing friends…I find myself smiling a full smile again,” she added.
I’m being attacked, rumors claiming affairs & abortions led to divorce: Samantha
Actress Samantha Ruth Prabhu has issued a statement addressing what she said were “false rumors” about her after her divorce from Naga Chaitanya. “They say I had affairs, never wanted children, that I am an opportunist, and now that I have had abortions.” Saying that she’s been ‘relentlessly attacked’, Samantha added, “I promise…I will never allow this…[to] break me.”
Idris Elba says he is not going to play James Bond
Idris Elba has said he wouldn’t be taking up the role of James Bond after Daniel Craig’s ‘No Time to Die’. “No…I’m not going to be James Bond,” he said at a red carpet event for his new film ‘The Harder They Fall’. When asked if he’d like to take on the part at some point, Idris said, “Who wouldn’t?”
Sikandar to make H’wood debut with Dev Patel’s ‘Monkey Man’
Sikandar Kher will make his Hollywood debut with a film titled ‘Monkey Man’. Thanking late casting director, Seher Latif, Sikandar said, “Had it not been for her, I would’ve never landed this path. No one would’ve known or thought of me for this role.” The upcoming action thriller, directed by Dev Patel, will also feature Sharlto Copley and Sobhita Dhulipala.
My tears didn’t stop, my mind started to play games with me: Malaika on mental health
Malaika Arora penned a note about her mental health ahead of Mental Health Day on October 10. “I thought I was bulletproof until it hit me that I wasn’t emotion proof…My mind started to play games with me,” she wrote. “My breaking point came…while I was in my first few yoga classes and my tears didn’t stop,” she added.
Jake Gyllenhaal to play the lead in superhero movie ‘Prophet’
Jake Gyllenhaal has been roped in to play the lead role in the upcoming superhero movie ‘Prophet’. The film is based on ‘Deadpool’ creator Rob Liefeld’s Image comic book series. ‘Prophet’ will be directed by Sam Hargrave, who also helmed Chris Hemsworth and Randeep Hooda starrer ‘Extraction’. Marc Guggenheim is penning the script.
Excited to bring it home: Stewart on Princess Diana film ‘Spencer’
Kristen Stewart’s film ‘Spencer’ based on Princess Diana’s life premiered at the London Film Festival on Thursday. “I’m excited to bring it home…Even if everyone hated it, it kind of would be okay because we really did just put everything we had into it,” Stewart added. ‘Spencer’ has been directed by the Chilean filmmaker Pablo Larrain.
Vicky wouldn’t be doing ‘Sardar Udham’ if he hadn’t done ‘Masaan’: Shoojit
Shoojit Sircar said that Vicky Kaushal wouldn’t have been in his upcoming film ‘Sardar Udham’ if he hadn’t done ‘Masaan’. “He has a little bit of Punjabi in him and I wanted that. I wanted somebody on my page,” he added. “I needed somebody who can really understand the part,” Shoojit stated.
Cillian Murphy to feature in Nolan’s next film ‘Oppenheimer’
Cillian Murphy has been roped in to play the role of American physicist J Robert Oppenheimer in Christopher Nolan’s next film ‘Oppenheimer’. The film will be based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book ‘American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J Robert Oppenheimer’. Universal Pictures will distribute the film theatrically which is slated to release on July 21, 2023.
Jackky Bhagnani confirms dating Rakul Preet Singh, shares picture on her birthday
Actor Jackky Bhagnani on Sunday took to Instagram to confirm he’s dating actress Rakul Preet Singh. Wishing the actress on her birthday with a picture, Jackky wrote, “Without you, days don’t seem like days…Sending birthday wishes to the most beautiful soul who means the world to me!!!” Sharing the same picture, Rakul wrote, “You’ve been my biggest gift this year!”
‘Little Things’ will always remain special to me: Mithila Palkar
Speaking about her show ‘Little Things’, Mithila Palkar said that it will always remain special to her. Mithila added that it was the fresh-yet-raw take on young love and romance that appealed to the audiences the most. “We were happy to do something new…we didn’t realize that it would become this big. It was all exciting,” she said.
Hope you’re all caught with this weekend’s roundup of entertainment news!