OTW E Roundup, from Tarantino’s retirement plan to the teaser release of Haseen Dilruba, here’s what happened over the weekend in the industry.
In this OTW (over-the-weekend) roundup on the entertainment news, here’s what happened in this industry. From Tarantino on retirement to the teaser release of Haseen Dilruba, Prince Harry, and Meghan welcoming a baby girl to directors making a short film on police work during the pandemic, this weekend saw exciting news across industries.
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Most directors’ last films are lousy: Tarantino on retirement plan
‘Once Upon a Time in…Hollywood’ director, Quentin Tarantino talked about his decision to retire during a podcast and said, “Most directors have horrible last movies. Usually, their worst movies are their last.” He added that most directors’ last films are “lousy”. “Maybe I shouldn’t make another movie because I could be really happy with dropping the mic,” Tarantino stated.
Prince Harry, Meghan welcome baby girl Lilibet ‘Lili’ Diana Mountbatten-Windsor
Prince Harry and his actress-wife, Meghan Markle have welcomed a healthy baby girl. A spokesperson for the couple said their newborn child has been named Lilibet “Lili” Diana Mountbatten-Windsor. The newborn girl’s first name, Lilibet, is derived from Queen Elizabeth II’s nickname, and her middle name is in honor of the newborn’s grandmother and Harry’s late mother.
Netflix released the teaser of Taapsee, Vikrant’s film Haseen Dilruba
Netflix on Monday dropped in the teaser of the film Haseen Dliruba. The film stars Taapsee Pannu, Vikrant Massey, and Harshvardhan Rahane. The teaser seems colorful, exciting, and thrilling and shows love in three shades ‘lust, obsession, and deceit.
Amazon Prime released First look of Jensen Ackles as Soldier Boy
Amazon Prime Video US has released the first official look of the former ‘Supernatural’ star Jensen Ackles as the ‘Soldier Boy’ on the series ‘the Boys’.
Mohnish Bahl shares mom, Nutan’s pic on her 85th birth anniversary
On Nutan’s 85th birth anniversary, her son and actor Mohnish Bahl took to Instagram to share a picture of the actress. “Happy Birthday Ma,” he wrote with a heart emoji. Several fans remembered the late actress in the comments section.
SS Rajamouli to make short film on police working during pandemic
Filmmaker SS Rajamouli will reportedly direct a 19-minute-long film about the efforts put in by the police department during the COVID-19 pandemic. As per reports, the ‘Baahubali’ director has already approached the Telangana Police and discussed the short film with them.
Music director Ghibran auctions unreleased ‘Saaho’ song as NFT
Music director, M Ghibran is auctioning an unreleased theme song, composed for Prabhas’ ‘Saaho’, as an NFT. “This is the only musical piece as NFT. Apart from the director (Sujeeth), no one has ever heard it,” he said on Twitter. Half of the proceeds will go to Tamil Nadu CM Relief Fund and struggling musicians without regular work, he added.
Kamal Haasan remembers Balasubrahmanyam on birth anniversary, shares old pic
Taking to Instagram on Friday, actor-politician Kamal Haasan remembered late singer, SP Balasubrahmanyam on his birth anniversary. He shared an old black-and-white picture of himself with the singer at a recording studio.
Rapper MC Kode missing for 2 days after hinting at killing himself in Insta Story
Delhi-based rapper, 22-year-old MC Kode (Aditya Tiwari), is missing for over two days after hinting at taking his life in an Instagram Story. “The constant suffering and trials and tribulations of life have made me weak,” he wrote in the Story. This comes after his old videos wherein he made alleged Hinduphobic remarks went viral on social media.
Apurva Asrani tweets in support of Kartik, recalls getting blacklisted for supporting Sushant
National Award-winning screenwriter, Apurva Asrani praised Anubhav Sinha for calling out the “very obvious campaign” against Kartik Aaryan after rumors of the actor being ousted from films surfaced.
Issa Rae to voice Spider-Woman in ‘Spider-Man: Into the…’ sequel
Actress-producer Issa Rae has been roped in to voice Spider-Woman in the sequel of the animated film ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’. Taking to Instagram Stories, Issa shared the news and wrote, “The way I’ve loved Spider-Man since the third grade…A dream come true.” Shameik Moore, who voiced Miles Morales aka Spider-Man in the first part, will return for the sequel.
Glenn Close joins Josh Brolin & Peter Dinklage in ‘Brothers’
Academy Award-nominated actress, Glenn Close is set to star in the comedy film ‘Brothers’. The upcoming film will also feature Peter Dinklage and Josh Brolin. ‘Brothers’ will be directed by Max Barbakow, the filmmaker behind projects like ‘Palm Springs’ and ‘Mommy, I’m a Bastard!’. It will be produced by Andrew Lazar, Dinklage, and Brolin.
Fawad Khan to star in Marvel’s series ‘Ms Marvel’
Pakistani actor Fawad Khan will reportedly star in Marvel’s upcoming American television miniseries, ‘Ms. Marvel’. Reportedly, Bollywood actor Farhan Akhtar will also star in the upcoming show, which will feature Marvel’s first Muslim superhero. BBC entertainment journalist Haroon Rashid announced the possibility on Twitter and wrote, “He [Fawad] is listed on the show’s official IMDb page.”
Rajkumar Rao’s ‘Ruk Jaana Nahi’ shares stories of local heroes of the pandemic
Spotify’s ‘Ruk Jaana Nahi’ aims to share stories of hope amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Streaming in June, the eight-episode series is hosted by actor, Rajkummar Rao. It seeks to hail tales of selfless superheroes such as doctors choosing duty over a personal loss, people with limited resources helping at their personal expense, and young Indians connecting patients with medical facilities using technology.
Arjun Kpoor shares an emotional video on ‘Ishqzaade’ completing nine years
Actor Arjun Kapoor, whose debut film ‘Ishaqzaade’ completed nine years last month, took to Instagram and shared, “I have grown up over this last decade on film sets.” Sharing a video celebrating his journey in the industry, he added, “[Movies are] my life, passion, and hobby…When it comes to films, I’m like any other child in a candy store.”
Varun Dhawan on violence against doctors
Actor Varun Dhawan spoke about the issue of violence against doctors amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Commenting on patients’ relatives attacking doctors, Varun said, “It’s very stressful for the family…but it’s unfair on doctors, who are treating you.” He added, “I don’t think doctors are overreacting…you can’t harass doctors, you can’t attack doctors, you just can’t do that.”
He wrote history with his blood: Ajay Devgn on 19 yrs of ‘Bhagat Singh’
Actor Ajay Devgn marked 19 years of his film ‘The Legend of Bhagat Singh’ by sharing a note on Twitter. Commenting on playing the lead role of freedom fighter Bhagat Singh, Ajay wrote on Twitter.
When I look back, I see strength: Sonali Bendre on her battle with cancer
Actress Sonali Bendre marked Cancer Survivors Day on Sunday by commenting on her battle with cancer. Posting her before and after-treatment photos on Instagram, the actress wrote.
Never be ashamed of a scar: Tahira Kashyap on Cancer Survivors Day
Taking to Instagram, Tahira Kashyap shared a message on Cancer Survivors Day and asked people to wear their scars with pride rather than be ashamed about them. Sharing a sketch of herself, Tahira wrote.
Hope you are all caught with the entertainment news from over the weekend with this E Roundup.