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Rapper Cardi B announces she’s pregnant with 2nd child, shares pic of baby bump
Grammy-winning rapper Cardi B and her husband Offset announced that they are expecting their second child through a joint performance at the BET Awards 2021. Cardi B also took to Instagram to share a picture of her baby bump. She captioned the photo, “#2!” They are already parents to a daughter named Kulture, who was born in 2018.
Irrfan Khan’s son Babil quits his studies, says ‘Giving it all to acting as of now’
Late actor Irrfan Khan’s son Babil took to Instagram on Monday to announce that he is dropping out of college and said he’s “giving it all to acting as of now”. “Film BA, dropping out today, with over 120 credits,” he wrote. “Goodbye University of Westminster,” Babil added while thanking his college friends.
My one man army: Yami Gautam shares a post for her sister Surilie
Actress Yami Gautam shared a post for her sister Surilie Gautam on Instagram and thanked her for her support. Yami called her a “one-man army” and wrote, “From rushing to shop whatever we could…in a span of an hour…to styling my hair and helping me create all these beautiful traditional looks…[you kept] me…entertained with your endless jokes and banter.”
I’m in right hands: Angira on Anand tearing up during vidaai ceremony
Actress Angira Dhar, who got married to actor Anand Tiwari on April 30, shared a photo of Anand getting emotional during Angira’s vidaai ceremony at their wedding. “You know you are in the right hands when it’s not you who’s tearing up at the vidaai [ceremony],” Angira wrote alongside the picture, in which she can be seen wiping Anand’s tears.
Didn’t know that I’d become highest paid female DJ in world: Paris Hilton
Socialite and entrepreneur Paris Hilton has spoken about her love for DJing. Sharing a post on Instagram, Paris wrote that she simply followed her passion and that playing music and performing has always been her superpower. She added, “I didn’t know that I would become the highest-paid female DJ in the world or have residencies DJing across the world.”
I’ve lost a part of me: Alia Bhatt on wrapping up ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’
Alia Bhatt took to Instagram and shared that she has wrapped up her upcoming film ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’ and wrote, “This film…has been through two lockdowns, two cyclones and director and actor getting COVID-19 during the making.” She added, “When a film ends a part of you ends with it! Today I’ve lost a part of me. Gangu, I love you!”
Tribute to RD Burman on his Bday by Amitabh Bachchan and Gulzar
On the occasion of late music composer RD Burman’s birth anniversary, actor Amitabh Bachchan said, “I’ve been composing several songs in the past…In my 1981 film ‘Kaalia’, the song ‘Jahan teri yeh nazar hai’…was given by me to Pancham (composer RD Burman).” “Then Baghban had several of my compositions…My compositions are of no singing value…I am quite hopeless,” and Speaking about late music composer, poet-lyricist Gulzar said, “He used to be at his wit’s end over my lyrics. The poor man’s Hindi was weak and on the top of it, he had to grapple with my poetry.” “Pancham lived only for his music. Everything else was…distraction for him. Of course, I miss him,”.
Ed Sheeran confirms new track with BTS, calls them ‘super cool guys’
Singer Ed Sheeran has confirmed that he is collaborating with BTS for the second time. His first collaboration with BTS was ‘Make It Right’ in 2019, from the album ‘Map Of The Soul: Persona’. “I’ve just written a song for their new record. And they’re…super, super cool guys as well,” he said on the American radio show Most Requested Live.
Irrfan’s son Babil collaborates with Shoojit Sircar for untitled project
Late actor Irrfan Khan’s son Babil has collaborated with ‘Piku’ director Shoojit Sircar for a project, producer Ronnie Lahiri of Rising Sun Films announced on Saturday. Taking to Instagram, Ronnie shared pictures of Shoojit and Babil working on the project and wrote, “Honoured to take forward your legacy Irrfan sir. Worked with a legend like you, And now Babil.”
Jonny Lee Miller to play former UK PM John Major in ‘The Crown 5’
Actor Jonny Lee Miller has been roped in to essay the role of former UK Prime Minister John Major in the fifth season of the web series ‘The Crown’. The makers of the British period drama announced the news on the show’s official Twitter page. The show will feature Elizabeth Debicki as Princess Diana and Dominic West as Prince Charles.
Vin Diesel says he wants to do a musical version of Fast and Furious
Actor Vin Diesel, during his appearance on ‘The Kelly Clarkson Show’, was asked if he would ever do a musical of the ‘Fast and Furious’ franchise. “I’m dying to do a musical, so yes, I would. I’ve been dying to do a musical my whole life,” he responded. The ninth instalment in the franchise recently released in theatres.
My social responsibility: Pankaj on helping NCB for fighting drug abuse
On the occasion of International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, actor Pankaj Tripathi pledged his support to the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB). He said, “As…actors if we initiate any awareness campaign it may reach out to maximum people…It’s [my] social responsibility…as an actor and as a citizen to fulfil my duty as much as I can.”
There are other H’wood actresses as talented as Meryl Streep: Sharon Stone
Hollywood actress Sharon Stone commented on Meryl Streep’s popularity and said, “The business was set up that we should all envy and admire Meryl…everyone should compete against Meryl…there’re other actresses…as talented as Meryl.” Sharon further told Zoomer, “Viola Davis is every bit the actress Meryl…is. Emma Thompson, Judy Davis, Olivia Colman [and] Kate Winslet, for f**k’s sake.”
Akriti Singh’s directorial debut wins Best Film at UK Asian Film Fest
Akriti Singh’s directorial debut ‘Toofaan Mail’ has won the Best Film (youth choice) award at the UK Asian Film Festival. . Speaking about the win, she said, “I don’t know about long term effect but right now, I’m feeling very confident about the film.” “I’m very excited to get the film out to a wider audience,” Akriti added.
Small step, I’m happy: Maker Kate Herron on Loki coming out as bisexual
Director Kate Herron reacted to actor Tom Hiddleston’s Loki coming out as bisexual in the latest episode of the Marvel web series ‘Loki’. “From the moment I joined ‘Loki’, it was very important to me…to acknowledge [that] Loki was bisexual. It’s a part of who he is and who I am…this is a small step but I’m happy,” Kate tweeted.
Shah Rukh Khan resumes shooting for ‘Pathan’ at YRF Studios in Mumbai
Actor Shah Rukh Khan has resumed shooting for ‘Pathan’ at Yash Raj Films Studios in Mumbai. The upcoming action-thriller film also stars Deepika Padukone and John Abraham, and they are expected to join the shoot next week. The film, which is being directed by Siddharth Anand, will also feature Salman Khan in a cameo role.
Jaya Bachchan to make digital debut with web series ‘Sadabahar’
Veteran actress Jaya Bachchan will reportedly make her digital debut with a web series tentatively titled ‘Sadabahar’. As per reports, she had begun shooting for the series in February. However, the shoot of the show came to a halt after the Maharashtra government imposed a lockdown in the state due to the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Last schedule left, should be done soon: Sushmita on ‘Aarya’ season 2
Speaking about the upcoming second season of her web series ‘Aarya’, which is still under production, actress Sushmita Sen said, “The last schedule is left…and it is not very long. So it should be done very very soon.” The actress, who went live on Instagram on Friday added, “For all good things, one has to wait.”
Vidyut announces ‘Khuda Haafiz 2’, shares pic with co-star Shivaleeka
Taking to Twitter on Friday, Vidyut Jammwal announced the sequel to his film ‘Khuda Haafiz’. Titled ‘Khuda Haafiz Chapter-II’, it’ll be directed by Faruk Kabir, who also helmed the first part. The upcoming film will also feature Shivaleeka Oberoi, who played Vidyut’s on-screen wife in the 2020 film. ‘Khuda Haafiz’ also featured Annu Kapoor, Aahana Kumra and Shiv Panditt.
I sometimes wonder who is the older sister: Kareena on Karisma’s b’day
Actress Kareena Kapoor marked her elder sister, actress Karisma Kapoor’s birthday on Instagram by sharing a video featuring their throwback pictures. “Happy birthday…the bravest, strongest and most precious woman I know,” she said. “Chinese food tastes even better when we eat it together…I…sometimes [wonder] who the older sister is but that’s the best part of having one,” she added.
‘Woh 3 Din’ wins Best Feature at Falcon Int’l Film Fest
Filmmaker Raaj Aashoo’s ‘Woh 3 Din’, which stars Chandan Roy Sanyal and Sanjay Mishra, has won the award for Best Feature film at the Falcon International Film Festival, London. Chandan, while speaking about the win, said, “I’m very happy…it got its due at the…festival.” He added, “We shot it amid many challenges and all that hard work has paid off.”
Scarlett Johansson to receive American Cinematheque Award
Oscar-nominated actress Scarlett Johansson will receive the 35th American Cinematheque Award during the organisation’s gala at the Beverly Hilton on November 18. The award is presented annually to an extraordinary artist currently making a significant contribution to the art of the Moving Picture. Previous American Cinematheque Award honorees include Tom Cruise, Al Pacino and Charlize Theron.
Suman Sen’s ‘Eka’ selected for Cannes’ La Fabrique Cinema programme
Suman Sen’s directorial debut ‘Eka’ has been selected in La Fabrique Cinema de l’Institut francais, a tailored programme helping talented young directors from emerging countries increase their international exposure, as part of the Cannes Film Festival. The film has been selected alongside nine other projects from around the world, made by first and second-time feature filmmakers.
‘Thappad’ wins silver at Cannes Lions for ‘most reported trailer’
Actress Taapsee Pannu’s ‘Thappad’ has won a silver medal at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity 2021 for ‘The World’s Most Reported Trailer’ on day three of the event. Director Anubhav Sinha also took to Instagram to share the news. According to the official Cannes Lions 2021 website, the trailer was reported over 4,00,000 times.
Hrithik Roshan to explore time travel in ‘Krrish 4’
On the 15th anniversary of his superhero film ‘Krrish’, Hrithik Roshan announced the fourth installment in the franchise, ‘Krrish 4’. According to reports, the upcoming film is set against the backdrop of time travel.
Rachel Zegler to play titular role in Snow White live-action remake
Actress-singer Rachel Zegler has been roped in to play the lead role in Disney’s live-action adaptation of animated classic ‘Snow White’. She took to Instagram to confirm the news and wrote, “A dream come true.” Marc Webb, known for projects like ‘500 Days of Summer’, ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ and ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’, will direct the film.
Jake Gyllenhaal, Vanessa Kirby come together for thriller ‘Suddenly’
Jake Gyllenhaal and Vanessa Kirby are set to star in a survival thriller ‘Suddenly’. The film, which is based on Isabelle Autissier’s French-language novel ‘Soudain Seuls’, will be directed by Thomas Bidegain. Speaking about the casting, Thomas said, “Jake and Vanessa are…dream pairing who elevate the film to an entirely new dimension and are dream partners for making the film.”
Faraz Ansari‘s ‘Sheer Qorma’ to be screened at Indian Film Fest Stuttgart
Faraz Ansari’s ‘Sheer Qorma’, which stars Swara Bhasker, Divya Dutta and Shabana Azmi, will be screened at the 18th edition of the Indian Film Festival Stuttgart. It’s nominated for the Best Film Award and German Star of India Award. ‘Sheer Qorma’, a short film based on LGBTQI theme, also won the Grand Jury Award at Gasparilla International Film Festival, Florida.
I’m very nervous about making my digital debut: Shahid Kapoor
Shahid Kapoor, who will make his digital debut in a series by The Family Man duo Raj and DK, said he was nervous about working on OTT. During an Instagram Live session on Monday, Shahid said, “I…feel that actors who might have been liked and loved on the big screen, might or might not be appreciated on a digital platform.”
George Clooney to open film school to diversify Hollywood
Hollywood actors George Clooney, Kerry Washington and Don Cheadle have collaborated with Los Angeles education officials to open a school to train students in skills like cinematography, lighting, visual effects and other Hollywood-related jobs. “Our aim is to better reflect the diversity of our country,” Clooney said in a statement on Monday.
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