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The entertainment sector this week was buzzing with interviews among other things. While there were some celebs who walked down the memory lane like Amitabh Bachchan remembering Kala Patthar as it completes 42 years, the music industry was dealing with a heartbreaking loss as the Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts passed away at 80. Angelina Jolie spoke up over America’s decision on Afghanisthan and Pedro Alonso aka Berlin from Money Heist seemed more connected with the mythology and the culture of India more than Bollywood. Farhan Khan and Shah Rukh Khan were dancing to the tunes of Main Hoon Na and Daniel Craig said that he has gotten too old to play James Bond. While RRR wraps up its shoot, Matrix 4 new installment was announced.
This and a lot more happened over the weekend! Check it out!
I’m connected with the mythology & culture of India more than films: Pedro Alonso
Pedro Alonso, also known as Berlin from ‘Money Heist’, said that while he has seen some Bollywood films, he doesn’t have a serious connection with Indian actors. “I love the mythology of Indian culture and the old knowledge of your culture,” he said. “It’s something that [stays] in my heart…way more than the cinematography,” he added.
Worked in coal mines before films: Amitabh Bachchan on 42 yrs of Kaala Patthar
As Kaala Patthar completed 42 years, Amitabh Bachchan recalled his first job when he worked in coal mines before entering films. Taking to Instagram, he wrote, “So many incidents in the film [are] from my personal experiences when I worked in the Coal Dept of my Calcutta Company, my first job before joining the movies.”
I’m grateful to almighty: Lucky Ali on people connecting with him
Lucky Ali said that it’s a blessing that even after so many years people are able to connect with him. He added, “I am grateful to the almighty for something like that. For [artistes] generally, nothing stays forever.” “But for as long as you’re there [and] you are able to express yourself, you are relevant,” he said.
Neha Dhupia on playing a pregnant cop in A Thursday
Neha Dhupia, who is expecting her second child with husband Angad Bedi, will essay the role of a pregnant cop in her upcoming film, ‘A Thursday’. Neha said that the film gave her a chance to “bridge… the gap between real and reel life”. Taking to Instagram, she wrote, “This one’s for all the mamas in the making…we make us stronger.”
Ahan Shetty, Tara Sutaria’s ‘Tadap’ to release in theatres in Dec
Ahan Shetty and Tara Sutaria starrer ‘Tadap – An Incredible Love Story’ will release in theatres on December 3, 2021. The film will mark Ahan’s debut in Bollywood and will be produced by Sajid Nadiadwala. Sajid, who has collaborated with Ahan’s father, Suniel Shetty in multiple films, announced the news on social media.
I’ve grown too old to keep playing James Bond: Daniel Craig
Hollywood star Daniel Craig said he has grown old to play James Bond as he is required to perform demanding stunts in the Bond movies. He added, “I…do as many stunts as I can because I enjoy…it.” He added that ‘No Time to Die’ will be his last film and it’s time for someone else to play the role.
Kanye West files court documents to change his name to ‘Ye’ over personal reasons
American rapper Kanye West filed court documents to legally change his name to Ye. As per the filing, Kanye has cited personal reasons for the change. Kanye, who has called himself Ye on his social media accounts for years, had tweeted in 2018 that he wanted to be called Ye. The moniker was also the title of his 2018 album.
Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts passes away at 80; band releases statement
English band Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts has passed away at 80 in London. “Charlie was a cherished husband, father, and grandfather and also…one of the greatest drummers of his generation,” a statement released by the band said. Earlier, Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts had announced he wouldn’t tour with the band in 2021 because of an undefined health issue.
Kindly f**k off: Padma Lakshmi to a writer who said Indian food is based entirely on 1 spice
Indian-American model and author Padma Lakshmi and several people criticized Washington Post columnist Gene Weingarten who described Indian food as “based entirely on one spice” in his column. “On behalf of 1.3 billion people, kindly f**k off,” Lakshmi tweeted, adding, “Is this really the type of colonizer ‘hot take’ the [Washington Post] wants to publish in 2021.”
Tom Cruise lands helicopter in a UK family’s garden and dines at Asha Bhosle’s restaurant
Tom Cruise, who is shooting for ‘Mission: Impossible 7’ in the UK, landed by helicopter in a family’s garden in Warwickshire as Coventry Airport was temporarily shut. The family was reportedly told a VIP had to land but they had no idea that it would be Cruise. The actor gave the family a ride in his helicopter. He also dined at Asha Bhosle’s restaurant ‘Asha’s’ in England’s Birmingham while taking a break from filming ‘Mission: Impossible 7’
As an American I am ashamed by the manner we are leaving Afghanistan: Angelina Jolie
Actress-humanitarian Angelina Jolie, in an op-ed for TIME magazine, said that as an American, she is ashamed by the manner the US is leaving Afghanistan. She wrote, “It diminishes us. We’ve lost leverage to influence what now happens in Afghanistan.” She added, “We lack…strategy to monitor and support women and civil society in Afghanistan, who Taliban have a history of targeting.”
Ishaan Khatter to play Major Dhyan Chand in his biopic
Ishaan Khatter will reportedly play the role of Major Dhyan Chand in an upcoming film based on the life of the hockey legend. “The makers felt…Ishaan will suit the part well, while the actor is also extremely excited to play such an important character,” said a source. The biopic will be helmed by ‘Sonchiriya’ director Abhishek Chaubey.
Christian Bale to play drug smuggling preacher in ‘The Church of the Living…’
New Regency has acquired the movie rights to David Kushner’s Vanity Fair article ‘The Church of the Living Dangerously’ and has roped in Academy Award-winning actor Christian Bale to play a drug smuggling preacher in the adaptation. The upcoming film will be penned by ‘The Big Short’ fame Charles Randolph. Bale will also produce the film with New Regency.
Sidharth Malhotra to reunite with Karan Johar for an aerial action film
Sidharth Malhotra and Karan Johar are reportedly teaming up again, after ‘Shershaah’, for an aerial action film. The yet-untitled project will be jointly directed by Pushkar Ojha and Sagar Ambre, according to reports. Pushkar has previously assisted in films like ‘Kick’ and ‘War’, while Sagar has worked as a script supervisor on films like ‘Dhadak’ and ‘Uri: The Surgical Strike’.
Alia Bhatt will stun the audience in ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’: Bhansali
Sanjay Leela Bhansali spoke about Alia Bhatt’s performance in his upcoming film ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’ and said, “She has gone beyond all my expectations.” “As Gangubai, she’ll stun…audience,” he added. Speaking about the film, Bhansali said, “I believe Gangubai Kathiawadi to be my finest. I grew up two streets away from where the film is set. I know these people.”
My most favorite, there’s no one like Shah Rukh Khan: Farah Khan
Farah Khan took to Instagram on Thursday to share a reel in which she can be seen performing with Shah Rukh Khan on their 2004 film Main Hoon Na’s title track. The choreographer-director shared the video with the caption, “With my most favourite, one and only Shah Rukh Khan. There’s no one like you.”
Director SS Rajamouli wraps shoot of ‘RRR’
The shooting of ‘RRR’ has been wrapped up, the makers announced on Thursday. “We are officially done with the entire shoot of #RRRMovie. Incidentally finished with the same bike shot that we started with on November 19, 2018,” a tweet from the film’s Twitter handle read. The SS Rajamouli directorial stars Jr NTR, Ram Charan, Ajay Devgn, and Alia Bhatt.
We constantly think about karma: BTS on not being overconfident
BTS members opened up about their popularity and shared the reason behind not being overconfident. “We’re not exceptional people, our plate is small…It’s overflowing…The pressure has been overwhelming…We’ve been avoiding blowing our own horn…we’re afraid of payback…We constantly think about karma,” they told Billboard. “I’ve become calmer. There are more things to consider,” Jimin said.
It’s been a long journey with you: Anupam to Kirron on 36th anniversary
Anupam Kher on Thursday wished his wife, actor, and politician Kirron Kher, as the couple rang in their 36th wedding anniversary. Taking to Instagram, Anupam shared several monochrome throwback pictures, including some from their wedding ceremony. Alongside the post, he wrote, “Happy 36th wedding anniversary dearest #Kirron. It has been a long journey with all the possible emotions.”
The fourth installment of ‘The Matrix’ titled ‘Resurrections’
The fourth installment in the sci-fi film franchise ‘The Matrix’ is titled ‘The Matrix: Resurrections’, studio Warner Bros has announced. Directed by Lana Wachowski, the film will feature Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss, Priyanka Chopra, Christina Ricci, and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II. Reeves and Moss will reprise their roles as Neo and Trinity, respectively.
’83’ is the best film I’ve ever made: Director Kabir Khan
Kabir Khan, while speaking about his upcoming film ’83’, said, “It’s not a publicity thing but I’d say it’s the best film I’ve ever made.” “It’s…one of those films that as I said, you don’t choose the stories, the stories choose you,” he added. Kabir further said they’re planning to release the film “when things are closer to normal”.
Man who appeared as a naked baby on Nirvana’s album cover sues band for child pornography
A 30-year-old man who appeared as a naked baby on the cover of Nirvana’s 1991 album ‘Nevermind’ is suing the band claiming he was sexually exploited as a child. Spencer Elden said the image, which features him swimming naked with his genitals visible, is child pornography. Elden is reportedly seeking damages of at least $150,000 from each of 17 defendants.
Why should heroes only be B’wood stars & cricketers: Nikkhil Advani
Nikkhil Advani spoke about his upcoming science-drama series based on APJ Abdul Kalam, Vikram Sarabhai and their contribution to Indian space research and development. He said, “Why should our heroes only be cricketers and Bollywood stars? Why can’t we speak about…doctors and scientists?” His upcoming series revolves around the heroics of the medical fraternity during the 26/11 terror attacks.
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