In this week of roundup catch up on all the Indians winning at Film Festivals across the globe to the announcement of the release dates of some films.

India right now is shining brightly everywhere and especially in the entertainment sector. Whether it is in sports or politically or entertainment-wise. Indian films, directors, and actors are crossing the borders and making a name for themselves as well as of the country. While there are many Indian actors who are taking up the opportunity of working internationally there are now many actors who are winning awards at international Film Festivals that are being held across the globe. Anshuman Jha wins Best Actor Critics at IIFFB for ‘Midnight Delhi’ while ‘Sheer Qorma’ wins Best Director, Best Picture awards at IIFFB. BLACKPINK becomes the 1st K-Pop band with 2 YouTube videos with 1.4 billion+ views and Disney files cases to keep full control over 5 Marvel characters. Look at Namit Das and Sushmita sen’s reaction to Aarya’s Int’l Emmy nomination to Vir Das reaction over his own Int’l Emmy nomination.

All of this and much more to catch up on this weekly roundup of entertainment news. Read on further!

Anshuman Jha wins Best Actor Critics at IIFFB for ‘Midnight Delhi’

Actor Anshuman Jha won the Best Actor-Critics Award at the India International Film Festival of Boston 2021 for the film ‘Midnight Delhi’. Jha portrayed a serial killer, calling it one of his most challenging experiences. The actor dedicated his award to late actor Irrfan Khan on Instagram, writing, “As he always said – ‘entertain but have some substance.'”

Mike Tyson to star in Vijay Deverakonda, Ananya Panday’s ‘Liger’

Dharma Productions on Monday took to Twitter to announce that former US boxer Mike Tyson will make his debut on Indian screens by starring in the upcoming film ‘Liger’. As per a report, Tyson will make a cameo appearance in the climax portions of the film. The pan-India film also stars Telugu actor Vijay Deverakonda and Bollywood actress Ananya Panday.

Nani inspired me to do the film: Shahid Kapoor on ‘Jersey’

Actor Shahid Kapoor, who stepped into the shoes of South Indian actor Nani for the Hindi remake of 2019 Telugu film ‘Jersey’ spoke about the latter, and said, “Nani did an amazing job in ‘Jersey’…I’d say he inspired me to do this film.” When asked about his co-star Mrunal Thakur, Shahid said, “She is extremely talented.”

Adarsh Gourav on working in Kho Gaye Hum Kahan with Siddhant and Ananya

Actor Adarsh Gourav has said that there is enthusiasm on set when working with younger actors like ‘Kho Gaye Hum Kahan’ co-stars Siddhant Chaturvedi and Ananya Panday. He further said, “Working with a younger lot brings a fresh perspective and a different thinking to the project.” “It is such a productive and constructive environment to be in,” Adarsh added.

Prabhas starrer Adipurush to clash with Akshay Kumar’s Raksha Bandhan

Actor Prabhas and Saif Ali Khan starrer ‘Adipurush’ will release in theatres on August 11, 2022, confirmed the filmmakers on Monday. Incidentally, the film will be clashing with actors Akshay Kumar and Bhumi Pednekar’s ‘Raksha Bandhan’. In ‘Adipurush’, Kriti Sanon will play the role of Sita, while Saif will be seen essaying Ravan and Prabhas will feature as Lord Ram.

God is good: Rihanna on being the wealthiest female musician

Rihanna, on being the wealthiest female musician and second-wealthiest female entertainer after Oprah, stated, “God is good.” The singer further said, “[I]t’s hard to even accept that’s where you’re at because I know where I’ve come from.” “At the same time, it feels good to be able to inspire young [people], who like me, come from humble beginnings,” Rihanna added.

Disney files cases to keep full control over 5 Marvel characters

Disney on Friday filed several lawsuits to retain control over Marvel characters Spider-Man, Black Widow, Iron Man, Doctor Strange, and Captain Marvel. The cases are filed in response to notices seeking to reclaim the copyrights of the characters to their creators. If the notices are successful, Marvel can use the characters by sharing ownership and profits with the creators’ heirs.

KJ Apa and girlfriend Clara Berry welcome their first child

Actor KJ Apa and his girlfriend model Clara Berry on Thursday welcomed their first child together. Clara took to Instagram to share the news on Sunday night saying, “He is a perfect perfection.” “I am the luckiest to have now two men of my life, filling my heart with this cosmic gigantic vast love,” Berry wrote in her post.

I’ve an insane legacy to live up to: Babil shares Irrfan’s pic with Hanks

Late actor Irrfan Khan’s son Babil recently shared a few pictures of his father on social media. In the pictures, Irrfan can be seen posing with Hollywood actors like Tom Hanks and Steve Buscemi, among others. “I have an insane legacy to live up to,” he captioned the post. Babil will make his acting debut with a film titled ‘Qala’.

Creating a fake world in front of 250 people is tough: Pankaj Tripathi

Actor Pankaj Tripathi said he considers acting difficult as it involves turning a fake world into a real one. He added, “It looks like the actor is playing a role easily, but creating a fake world in front of…250 people is…tough.” “You need to show bonding with someone who’ll play your mother, sister or…whom you don’t even know,” he said.

BLACKPINK 1st K-Pop band with 2 YouTube videos with 1.4 billion+ views

BLACKPINK has become the first K-Pop group to have two music videos on YouTube with over 1.4 billion views. Their song ‘Kill This Love’ surpassed 1.4 billion views on YouTube on Saturday, while their single ‘DDU-DU-DDU-DU’ surpassed over 1.7 billion views on September 23. BLACKPINK is the second Korean artist to cross 1.7 billion views after PSY for ‘Gangnam Style’.

Remix culture points towards creative bankruptcy: Vishal Bhardwaj

Filmmaker and music composer Vishal Bhardwaj, speaking at a virtual conference, said that he thinks remix culture points towards creative bankruptcy. “To barge into someone else’s work is like mutilating their creativity,” he added. The composer further said that people nowadays don’t know that the tunes of remixed songs are someone else’s and are unaware of the source of originality.

Mumbai Police share ‘Chunni theek karo’ & other dialogues to highlight misogyny

Mumbai Police have put out a series of posts with #LetsNotNormaliseMisogyny by taking famous scenes from Bollywood movies. Scenes from movies including ‘Kabir Singh’, ‘Dil Dhadakne Do’ and ‘Dabangg’ were included. “Cinema is a reflection of our society. Here are (just) a few (of many) dialogues both our society & cinema need to reflect upon,” the post read.

Scarlett Johansson and Disney settle lawsuit over the actress’ pay for ‘Black Widow’

Scarlett Johansson and The Walt Disney Company reached a settlement in a lawsuit brought by the actress over the company’s distribution of the Marvel movie ‘Black Widow’. Scarlett had filed the lawsuit in July, arguing that Disney’s decision to release ‘Black Widow’ simultaneously on its streaming platform and in theatres violated her contract and cost her millions in income.

Vicky Kaushal reveals a scar on his face in ‘Sardar Udham’ is real, says he got 13 stitches

Vicky Kaushal has revealed the scar on his face in a still from his upcoming film ‘Sardar Udham’ is real. “I got 13 stitches on my face due to an injury,” he stated. In 2019, it was reported that Vicky got 13 stitches on his face after a door fell on him during the shooting of ‘Bhoot: The Haunted Ship’.

Alia Bhatt’s ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’ to hit theatres on Jan 6, 2022

Alia Bhatt’s ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’ is heading to theatres early next year. The film, directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, will release on January 6. “Bringing to you a part of my…soul,” Alia wrote while announcing the release date. ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’ was earlier supposed to release on July 30, 2021, however, it got postponed due to the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dharmendra, Sunny & Bobby starrer Apne 2 to go on floors in March 2022

Veteran actor Dharmendra and his sons, Sunny Deol and Bobby Deol, will start shooting for ‘Apne 2’ in March next year. The film, which is a sequel to the 2007 sports drama ‘Apne’, will also feature Sunny’s son Karan Deol. Director Anil Sharma will return to direct the second installment of the franchise.

Was shocked to get that role in my 50s: Salma on playing Ajak in Eternals

Salma Hayek, who’ll next be seen in Marvel Cinematic Universe’s ‘Eternals’, spoke about her role and said she was shocked to book the part of Ajak in her 50s. “I felt a sense of gratitude, not only for this but for what it meant about the possibilities for…future,” the 55-year-old actress added. ‘Eternals’ is directed by Oscar-winning filmmaker Chloé Zhao.

Clooney & Pitt to reunite for ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ director’s film

George Clooney and Brad Pitt are teaming up again, after films like ‘Ocean’s Eleven’ and ‘Burn After Reading’, for a thriller film. It will be directed by Jon Watts, the filmmaker behind the upcoming Marvel film ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’. According to Deadline, the yet-untitled thriller will focus on two lone-wolf fixers assigned to do the same job.

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Suniel Shetty to make his digital debut with show ‘Invisible Woman’

Suniel Shetty will make his digital debut with a web series titled ‘Invisible Woman’. The action-thriller series will be helmed by Tamil director Rajesh M Selva. Talking about the upcoming project, Suniel said the story of ‘Invisible Woman’ immediately captured his attention and added that he’s happy to make his debut in a “web series as unique as this”.

Jayasurya’s ‘Sunny’ to be screened at multiple int’l film festivals

Malayalam actor Jayasurya’s 100th film ‘Sunny’ will be shown at Calella Film Festival in October this year and Dhaka International Film Festival in January next year. ‘Sunny’ is selected in the competition section and is the only Indian film at the Calella Film Festival right now, director Ranjith Sankar said. The film is set in the aftermath of coronavirus-induced lockdown.

Ajay Devgn starrer ‘Maidaan’ to release in theatres on June 3, 2022

Ajay Devgn starrer ‘Maidaan’ is set to release in theatres on June 3, 2022. Sharing the news on social media, the actor wrote, “Maidaan, a story that will resonate with every Indian, a film that I feel very strongly about.” Directed by Amit Ravindernath Sharma, the film will also feature Priyamani, Gajraj Rao, and Rudranil Ghosh.

Nushrratt Bharuccha and Ali Fazal gets a nomination at Asia Contents Awards

Actress Nushrratt Bharuccha and Actor Ali Fazal have been nominated in the Best Actress and Best Actor category at the Asia Contents Awards by Busan International Film Festival. Nushrratt has been nominated for her portrayal of house help in the film ‘Ajeeb Daastaans’. Ali has been nominated for his portrayal of Ipsit Nair in the ‘Forget Me Not’ segment of the ‘Ray’ anthology. Reacting to the nomination, Ali said, “This was unexpected.” and the actress shared the news on social media writing, “Feel honored to see my name alongside other talented actors from different countries.” ACA is run by the Busan International Film Festival’s Asian Contents & Film Market.

Thought it was a joke: Vir Das on Int’l Emmy nomination

Actor-comedian Vir Das talked about bagging an International Emmy nomination for his show ‘Vir Das: For India’ and said he initially didn’t believe that this has actually happened. “I thought it was a joke,” he said, adding, “It took a while to sink in because an Indian comic has never been nominated before…and especially stand-up comedy has never been nominated.”

‘Sheer Qorma’ wins Best Director, Best Picture awards at IIFFB

LGBT+ short film ‘Sheer Qorma’ starring Shabana Azmi, Divya Dutta, and Swara Bhasker has won the awards for Best Director and Best Picture at the India International Film Festival of Boston 2021. Earlier, the film was awarded in the Best Short Film category and Shabana Azmi had won the Best Actress in a Leading Role award for her portrayal.

Archana shares memes on herself after Sidhu resigns as Punjab Cong chief

Archana Puran Singh, who replaced Navjot Singh Sidhu as the permanent guest on ‘The Kapil Sharma Show’, has shared several memes on herself after Sidhu resigned as President of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee on Tuesday. “I meme myself. Kissa kursi ka,” she wrote in the caption on Instagram. Archana Puran Singh was trending on Twitter following Sidhu’s resignation.

John, Disha & Arjun’s Ek Villain Returns to release on July 8, 2022

The makers of ‘Ek Villain Returns’ announced the release date of the action-thriller film on Wednesday. The Mohit Suri directorial, starring John Abraham, Disha Patani, Arjun Kapoor and Tara Sutaria, will hit the theatres on July 8, 2022. Announcing the release date, producer Ekta Kapoor said, “We are looking forward to giving the audience an out-and-out power-packed theatrical experience.”

Rasika Dugal, Akshay Oberoi awarded at Iconic Achievers’ Awards

Actors Rasika Dugal and Akshay Oberoi were honored at the Iconic Achievers’ Awards this year. Rasika won the ‘Most Versatile Actor Of The Year’ award while Akshay was awarded ‘The Most Enterprising Actor Of The Year’. “Every new role is an experience and an experiment. It is very heartening when that is acknowledged and applauded,” Rasika said.

Namit Das and Sushmita sen’s reaction to Aarya’s Int’l Emmy nomination

The show ‘Aarya’ got nominated at the International Emmy Awards 2021. Filmmaker Ram Madhvani said that Sushmita was dubbing for the second season of the show in another studio when he called her to share the “huge achievement”. He added, “Her expression would have been the same as it was when she won Miss Universe.” Namit Das spoke about the nomination, and said, “It’s a big deal. The moment people will look me up, they will see my name pop up immediately as someone who was a part of an Emmy-nominated show,” Namit said, adding, “It does make my profile look better.”

It’s going to be massive: Mahesh Babu on a project with Rajamouli

Actor Mahesh Babu has teamed up with filmmaker SS Rajamouli for a project. Speaking about his collaboration with the ‘Baahubali’ director, Mahesh said, “I’m excited to join hands with…Rajamouli and I look forward to the shooting.” When asked about the upcoming project, he said, “It’s too soon to reveal any details…But, I can assure you that it’s going to be…massive.”

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