Celebrating July 4 together, new film shoots and movie announcements, the weekend was filled with entertaining news across the industry.
While the three FRIENDS, Rachel (Jennifer Aniston), Monica (Courteney Cox), and Phoebe (Lisa Kudrow) celebrated the fourth of July together, Irrfan Khan’s unreleased film was released on YouTube. Deepika Padukone joined SRK for Pathan’s shoot and Alia Bhatt, Shefali Shah, Vijay Verma all started filming for Darlings. On another front, 17-year-old actor Jack Dylan Grazer came out as bisexual, Mandira Bedi posted the first photo with her husband after his sudden demise, and Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao announced the decision of taking a divorce after 15 years of marriage. This and so much more happened over the weekend. Check it out!
Friends’ Jennifer, Courteney, Lisa celebrate the fourth of July together
Actress Courteney Cox celebrated US Independence Day with her ‘FRIENDS’ co-stars, Jennifer Aniston and Lisa Kudrow, and shared a picture of their reunion on Instagram. “Happy 4th!” the actress wrote in the caption. In addition to Jennifer and Lisa, Courteney also shared a picture with her actress friend, Laura Dern, who also joined her for the fourth of July celebrations.
Doing action has trained my body to think ‘it’s been in a war zone’: Margot Robbie
Margot Robbie opened up about how being a part of action scenes has affected her body. She said, doing explosive action scenes has trained her body to think “it’s just been in…war zone”. Margot, who starred in ‘Suicide Squad’, added, “There are explosions…And even though they’re blanks, your body starts reacting as if it’s real, your adrenaline is through the roof.”
Irrfan Khan’s unreleased film, Dubai Return released on YouTube on July 3
Filmmaker Aditya Bhattacharya’s 2005 film, ‘Dubai Return’, an unreleased film starring Irrfan Khan, will stream on Bandra Film Festival’s YouTube channel on July 3. The late actor’s son Babil took to Instagram on Friday to share a poster of the film and wrote, “Releasing tomorrow on YouTube!” The film was also showcased at the International Film Festival of India in 2005.
Mandira Bedi shares pics with late husband Raj Kaushal in 1st Insta post since his death
Actress Mandira Bedi took to Instagram to share pictures with her late husband, Raj Kaushal in her first post since his death on June 30. Mandira captioned the post with a ‘broken heart’ emoji. Raj passed away at the age of 49 due to a heart attack at his residence in Mumbai on Wednesday morning.
‘Darlings’ shoot starts, Alia is nervous yet excited and Vijay Verma is stoked
Alia Bhatt shared on Instagram that she has started shooting for her first production venture ‘Darlings’. “I’ll always be an actor first and forever. In this case, a very nervous actor…being nervous and feeling unsure means you really really care,” while Vijay Verma posts a picture of himself holding a clapboard and wrote, “So…excited to be back on a set again! And for a film that I’ve been so stoked about for the longest time.” The film will also star Shefali Shah and Roshan Mathew.
Anxious about how people will react to it: Farhan Akhtar on ‘Toofaan’
Talking about his upcoming film ‘Toofaan’, Farhan Akhtar said, “I’m anxious about how people will react to the film, but I’m not nervous.” People are slowly finding their way back to normalcy [now] and I hope this film will give them that much-needed positivity in life and bring a smile on their faces.”
Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao announce divorce after 15 years of marriage
Aamir Khan and director-producer Kiran Rao announced their divorce after 15 years of marriage. “We began a planned separation some time ago…and now feel comfortable to formalize this arrangement…We remain devoted parents to our son Azad, who we will nurture and raise together” they said in a statement. “We’ll…continue to work as collaborators on films…and other projects,” they added. The duo also talked about their divorce in a video shared by ‘Paani Foundation’. The duo said that they are in Kargil and assured fans that they are happy. “We will always be a family…Pray for our happiness,” Aamir said.
Shashi Kapoor’s grandson, Paresh Rawal’s son to star in Hansal Mehta’s film
Director Hansal Mehta on Monday announced that his upcoming crime thriller will star Shashi Kapoor’s grandson Zahan Kapoor and Paresh Rawal’s son Aditya Rawal in lead roles. “Both Zahan and Aditya have been selected on the basis of their talent and potential,” Mehta said. The film will be produced by Anubhav Sinha and Bhushan Kumar.
Some are commenting on Mandira carrying out Raj’s funeral, it shows stupidity: Sona Mohapatra
Singer Sona Mohapatra took to Twitter to defend actress Mandira Bedi, whose husband, filmmaker Raj Kaushal passed away on Wednesday. “That some people are still commenting on Mandira Bedi’s dress code or choice to carry out her husband’s…last rites shouldn’t surprise us,” tweeted Sona. “Stupidity is more abundant than any other element in our world after all,” she added.
Actress Mehreen Pirzada calls off engagement to politician Bhavya Bishnoi after 4 months
Actress Mehreen Pirzada, who works predominantly in the Telugu film industry, announced that her engagement with politician Bhavya Bishnoi has been called off amicably. “With respect in my heart I would like to say that from now on I have no further association with Bhavya Bishnoi, any of his family members, or friends,” she said. They got engaged in March 2021.
Kartik Aaryan starrer ‘Satyanarayan Ki Katha’ to get a new title
Director Sameer Vidwans, who will direct the upcoming Kartik Aaryan starrer film, originally titled ‘Satyanarayan Ki Katha’, has released an official statement about the change in the film’s title. “We’ve taken a decision to change the title…to avoid hurting sentiments even if that’s purely unintentional…We’ll…announce a new title…in the due course of our journey,” Sameer said.
Madhuri Dixit remembers Saroj Khan on her death anniversary
Madhuri Dixit took to Twitter on Saturday to share an old picture of herself with the late choreographer Saroj Khan, as she remembered her on her first death anniversary. “Remembering you,” she wrote with a heart emoji. Madhuri and Saroj worked together in songs like ‘Dola Re Dola’, ‘Ek Do Teen’, and ‘Dhak Dhak Karne Laga’.
My costume allowed me to pump breast milk easily: ‘Loki’ actress Sophia Di Martino
Actress Sophia Di Martino, who plays Sylvie in the web series ‘Loki’, shared that her costume was designed to make it breastfeeding-friendly. The actress, who recently welcomed a child, wrote on Instagram, “Christine Wada designed Sylvie’s costume and…added concealed zippers for easy access so that I could use my hands-free pumps easily…and nurse my baby between takes.”
I’ve known Machine Gun Kelly in different lives and forms: Megan Fox
Hollywood actress, Megan Fox spoke about her boyfriend, rapper Machine Gun Kelly, and mentioned that she knew he was her “soul mate” the moment she looked into his eyes for the first time. “I was like, ‘I know you. I’ve known you…in so many different forms, in so many different lives…you are my soulmate’,” Megan shared with Fox News.
The journey that changed many lives: Smriti Irani on ‘Kyunki Saas Bhi…’
Actress-politician Smriti Irani, who played Tulsi Virani in ‘Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi’, shared a video on Instagram as the show completed 21 years of its launch. She wrote, “21 years ago [we] began a journey which changed many lives. [It] brought joy to some, annoyed a few but impacted all those who saw it…Thank you for the memories.”
Nothing is more critical than health and well-being: Sayani Gupta
Actress Sayani Gupta recently shared a mirrored selfie on Instagram, and in the caption, she spoke about how the COVID-19 pandemic made her realize the importance of being healthy. “The pandemic…taught me that nothing is more critical than health and well-being. No amount of work or money or social obligation. I…cook for myself…and do yoga every day,” she shared.
Shefali Shah shares an old pic that got her rejected for an airline job
Actress Shefali Shah took to Instagram to share an old picture of herself that got her rejected for an airline job. Sharing the picture, the 48-year-old actress wrote, “The picture I’d submitted for the Cathay Pacific application…I got rejected.” Actress Sandhya Mridul commented, “Whaaat did not know! I got accepted…and didn’t take it and well here we are.”
Deepika Padukone joins SRK for the shoot of ‘Pathan’
Deepika Padukone has joined Shah Rukh Khan for the shoot of their upcoming film ‘Pathan’. According to reports, Deepika will be shooting with Shah Rukh till the scheduled wrap of the film which should happen in the next 15-20 days. Reports added that Deepika will be seen in a different avatar in the film.
17-year-old actor, Jack Dylan Grazer comes out as bisexual
Actor Jack Dylan Grazer, during a Q&A session on Instagram, came out as bisexual and also shared his preferred pronouns. When asked if he’s gay by one of his fans, the 17-year-old actor replied, “I’m bi”. Jack has been a part of projects like ‘It’, ‘We Are Who We Are’ and ‘Shazam!’ among many others.
The biggest charity you can do today is to give employment: Sonu Sood
Sonu Sood took to Twitter on Sunday and said that in these times the biggest charity one can do is to give jobs to others. He wrote, “In today’s time the biggest charity that you can do is give employment.” Meanwhile, Sonu Sood has recently started an initiative to provide free CA education through his Sood Charity Foundation.
Everything is valid in H’wood: Taapsee Pannu on critics liking ‘The Tomorrow…’
Taking to Twitter, actress Taapsee Pannu spoke about the negative reviews received by her movie, ‘Haseen Dillruba’, and the comparisons drawn between her film and Chris Pratt’s ‘The Tomorrow War’. Replying to a tweet, Taapsee said, “It’s Hollywood. Everything is valid. It’s always aspirational regardless of the flaws. Here, no matter how much we experiment, it always falls short.”
There is an effort to not objectify female characters: Marvel EVP Production
Marvel Studios’ Executive Vice President (EVP) of Production Victoria Alonso talked about how the representation of female characters has changed over a period of time in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). “I think there is a conscientious effort not to objectify women,” she said. Alonso added that the studio has consciously tried to break myths like superheroes can’t be women.
Hope you are all caught up with this weekend’s roundup of entertainment!
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