This roundup from the entertainment world has a lot in store for you from the week that has just gone by and will catch you up to speed.
From ‘Mr. Big’ return to ‘Sex and the City’ new revival to Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone black dress controversy to SRK will be seen in what projects to Timothee Chalamet new project to The family Man season 2 ban controversy to Bombay Begums and NCPCR controversy, all of this and much more. Everything important that happened in the week around the entertainment world, you will all under one place.
Read on to get caught up with the entertainment world!!
Priyanka Chopra’s Mother Madhu calls out on comparison of outfits of Deepika and Priyanka
After an entertainment site compared outfits worn by actresses Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone, Priyanka’s mother Madhu Chopra responded to the article in a recent tweet and called out the comparison. Check out what she said on the comaprison.
NCPCR seeks FIR against Bombay Begums over portrayal of children
National Commission for Protection of Child Rights has written a letter to Maharashtra Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Manu Kumar Srivastava seeking registration of FIR against ‘Bombay Begums’ makers over the alleged inappropriate portrayal of children. NCPCR wrote in the letter that the police informed them they needed “permission from higher authorities” since the issue falls in a “grey area”.
Chris Noth to return as Mr Big in ‘Sex and the City’ revival
Chris Noth, who played the role of Mr. Big in the 1998 ‘Sex and the City’ series, is returning for the show’s revival. Titled ‘And Just Like That…’, the 10-episode series will also feature Kristin Davis, Cynthia Nixon, and Sarah Jessica Parker.
Emma Thompson says “My ‘Cruella’ underwear felt like a torture item”
Actress Emma Thompson talked about her experience of filming ‘Cruella’ and said that the underwear with her costume for the character Baroness von Hellman felt like a “torture item”. “I don’t like wearing underwear full stop. I stopped wearing underwear a long time ago,” she told Lorraine magazine. Thompson added that she finds wearing underwear uncomfortable.
Twinkle Khanna daughter Nitara: Little one has no future as a makeup artist
Actress and author Twinkle Khanna took to Instagram to share a selfie, showing how her and actor Akshay Kumar’s daughter Nitara gave her a “funny makeover”. Alongside the picture, she wrote in a caption, check out what it says.
Kim Kardashian shares pics wearing earrings with ‘Om’ symbol, gets criticised
Reality TV personality Kim Kardashian has been accused of cultural appropriation over her pictures where she can be seen wearing ‘Om’ earrings. Social media users accused her of using the sacred symbol as an accessory.
Singer Ariana Grande shares first pictures of her wedding
Singer Ariana Grande, who got married to luxury real estate agent Dalton Gomez earlier this month, took to social media to share the first pictures from her wedding. The couple reportedly got married at the singer’s home in California. The wedding was a “tiny and intimate” affair, as per her representative.
Brad Pitt wins joint custody of 5 kids with his ex-wife Angelina Jolie
Brad Pitt has been granted joint custody of his children with his ex-wife, Angelina Jolie, after a private judge that the two actors hired to oversee their divorce sided with him. Pitt and Jolie are parents to 17-year-old Pax, 16-year-old Zahara, 14-year-old Shiloh and 12-year-old twins Vivienne and Knox. Their oldest, 19-year-old Maddox, is not subject to the custody decision.
Sanjay Dutt receives golden visa for the UAE
Sanjay Dutt on Wednesday revealed that he has received the golden visa for the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Taking to Twitter, the 61-year-old actor shared a picture of himself holding his passport. He also thanked the UAE government for granting him the golden visa. According to Gulf News, a golden visa is a 10-year-long residency permit.
South actors Satyadev & Nassar to star in Akshay’s Ram Setu
South actors Nassar and Satyadev have reportedly been roped in to “play key roles” in Akshay Kumar-starrer film ‘Ram Setu’. While the details of their character have been kept under wraps, but it’s said to be a well meaty and well-sketched role. The Abhishek Sharma directorial will also feature Jacqueline Fernandez and Nushrratt Bharuccha.
In first season of ‘Friends’ I had major crush on Jennifer: David Schwimmer
During the ‘Friends’ reunion, when all the actors were asked whether there were some sparks in-between anyone in real-life, it was David Schwimmer and Jennifer Aniston who admitted that they had massive crushes on each other. The actor David Schwimmer said, “[In] the first season…I had a major crush on Jennifer.” He added, “At some point, we were both crushing hard on each other but…one of us was always in a relationship.”. Jennifer said, “It was both-sided”.
Nicolas Cage, Ashley Greene to work in ‘The Retirement Plan’
Nicolas Cage, Ron Perlman and Ashley Greene are set to star in the action-thriller film ‘The Retirement Plan’. The movie is written and will be directed by Tim J Brown, who has also helmed films like ‘Devil in the Dark’ and ‘The Cradle’. Taking to Instagram, Ashley shared the news.
It would unravel all good things: Lisa on idea of ‘Friends’ movie
During the ‘Friends’ reunion, when asked whether the idea of a ‘Friends’ movie would be interesting, the cast of the show said that they have no interest in filming an actual episode or movie. Actress Lisa Kudrow added, “The show [ended]…nicely, everyone’s lives are…nice.” “They would have to unravel all…good things…I don’t want anyone’s happy ending unravelled,” she said.
Varun Badola shares old pic with Sakshi Tanwar, says ‘She’s a star, and a big one’
Taking to Instagram, actor Varun Badola shared a throwback picture wherein he can be seen posing with actress Sakshi Tanwar. “My old and…very dear friend #sakshitanwar,” he wrote.
An iconic film: Madhuri Dixit on 25 years of ‘PremGranth’
Taking to Instagram on Tuesday, actress Madhuri Dixit shared a few stills from ‘PremGranth’ as the film recently completed 25 years of release. Directed by Rajiv Kapoor, ‘PremGranth’ also featured Shammi Kapoor, Rishi Kapoor, Anupam Kher, Om Puri and Prem Chopra.
SRK to start shooting for Atlee’s film by the end of 2021
Shah Rukh Khan, who’s currently working on Siddharth Anand’s action-thriller ‘Pathan’, will reportedly start shooting for Atlee’s film by the end of the year. According to reports, the actor is likely to play dual roles in his upcoming project with the Tamil director. Shah Rukh will also be seen in a cameo role in R Madhavan’s ‘Rocketry: The Nambi Effect’.
Inspired by news of thief returning vaccine, Richa Chadha starts initiative
Amid the second wave of COVID-19, actress Richa Chadha has started a new social media initiative called ‘The KINDry’. Richa said that she was inspired by the news of a thief returning COVID-19 vaccines that he had stolen.
Dulquer Salmaan to star in R Balki’s psychological thriller
Actor Dulquer Salmaan is set to star in filmmaker R Balki’s upcoming psychological thriller film. Cinematographer PC Sreeram took to Twitter to share the news. The filmmaker is planning to shoot the film in the backdrop of Mumbai during the rainy season.
‘GoT’ actor DeObia Oparei joins Evans, Gosling in ‘The Gray Man’
Actor DeObia Oparei, who played the role of Areo Hotah in ‘Game of Thrones’, has joined the cast of the upcoming film ‘The Gray Man’. The action-thriller film, which is being helmed by Anthony and Joe Russo, also stars Chris Evans, Ryan Gosling, Ana de Armas and Dhanush. It is based on Mark Greaney’s 2009 novel of the same name.
Actor Elliot Page shares pic of transformation after breast tissue removal
Actor Elliot Page, who came out as transgender in December, has shared a picture showing his physical transformation. The actor, who has starred in films including ‘Juno’ and ‘Inception’, underwent top surgery, which involves removal of breast tissue. While coming out as transgender, Page had said his pronouns are ‘he/they’ and he’ll be called ‘Elliot’ and not ‘Ellen’ anymore.
Want to apologise: Mark Ruffalo on posts suggesting Israel is committing ‘genocide’
Avengers’ actor Mark Ruffalo took to Twitter to apologize for posts he made on Israel-Palestine conflict.
Even at 45, I still make big blunders in choices: Sushmita Sen
Taking to Instagram, actress Sushmita Sen shared a post and talked about some important lessons she has learnt at the age of 45.
Rajkummar calls out as YouTuber calls Arunachal MLA ‘non-Indian’
Actor Rajkummar Rao has criticized a YouTuber for making a culturally insensitive remark about an MLA from Arunachal Pradesh. The actor reposted his ‘Stree’ director Amar Kaushik’s note on the incident and wrote “not acceptable” along with it. YouTuber Paras Singh had called MLA Ninong Ering “non-Indian” and Arunachal Pradesh “a part of China”.
‘Hungama 2’ to release on an OTT platform
Priyadarshan’s comedy film ‘Hungama 2’, starring Paresh Rawal and Shilpa Shetty, will release on a major streaming platform this year, the makers shared on Monday.
Zoya working on Salim-Javed’s biopic for digital platform
Director Zoya Akhtar is planning to document her father, Javed Akhtar and his writing partner, Salim Khan’s life for a digital platform. According to a PinkviIlla, “Zoya feels that the Salim-Javed combo gave a new lease to writers in Hindi film industry and their achievements deserve to make it to the spectacle,”.
Tamil Nadu government writes to Centre to ban The Family Man Season 2 in India
Tamil Nadu government has written a letter to Union Minister Prakash Javadekar saying The Family Man Season 2’s release on Amazon Prime Video must be banned in India. The letter said the show “depicts the Eelam Tamils in a highly objectionable manner”, adding that it is “aimed at discrediting and distorting the historical struggle of Eelam Tamils in Sri Lanka.” The makers, Raj & DK, and Manoj Bajpayee have reacted to the news stating that they love Tamil Nadu and its people and you will love what you will see. There is no such bad representation shown in the series. They also urged the people to watch the series.
Hrithik forgot to switch off the car, almost killed me & Farhan: Abhay on ZNMD shoot
Recalling an incident on sets of ‘Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara’, Abhay Deol said Hrithik Roshan almost killed him and Farhan Akhtar after forgetting to switch off the car. He revealed Hrithik stepped out after parking the car but it began to slide towards a gorge and Farhan jumped out in panic. Hrithik later ran back and stopped it in time.
Timothée Chalamet to play Willy Wonka in origin story
Actor Timothée Chalamet will play candy maker Willy Wonka in an origin story based on the writer Roald Dahl’s fictional character, Deadline reported. The film will revolve around Willy’s adventures prior to opening his chocolate factory. Wonka’s character was previously played by Gene Wilder in ‘Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory’ and Johnny Depp in ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’.
Hope you are all well-informed and caught up to speed with the entertainment world with this roundup.