In this weekend’s roundup of entertainment news catch up on all the things from DC FanDome to everything else that happened over the weekend!
In this weekend’s roundup of entertainment news catch up on all things that happened from Hollywood to Bollywood that you might have missed out upon over the weekend. DC FanDome had an event that was held over the weekend which saw the release of the teasers of The Flash and Black Adam. Aparna Sen’s film ‘The Rapist’ wins at Busan Film Fest to Daniel Craig’s advice to the next James Bond. Adele releases her first single in 2015 and Elton John became the 1st artist with UK Top 10 singles in six different decades. Sunny Deol announced Gadar 2 and Irrfan Khan‘s wife Sutapa talks about Sardar Udham. Twinkle Khanna compares Lakhimpur Kheri violence to Squid Game finale to Viart Kohli praising Super Dancer 4 contestant Sanchit.
All of these and much more to catch up on from over the weekend from the entertainment industry in this weekend’s roundup, so let’s get started!
DC Fandome released the teaser of The Flash and Black Adam
DC FanDome was held over the weekend where many new announcements and teaser trailer releases were seen. Matt Reeves The Batman trailer starring Robert Pattinson was the highlight of the event. DC FanDome is a global virtual fan event where DC announces and talks about its new projects. But other than The Batman’s trailer there was Ezra Miller’s The Flash and Dwayne Johnson’s Black Adam teasers were also released during this event.
Aparna Sen’s ‘The Rapist’ wins Kim Jiseok Award at Busan Film Fest
National Award-winning filmmaker Aparna Sen’s film ‘The Rapist’ has won the Kim Jiseok Award at the 26th Busan International Film Festival. The film, starring Arjun Rampal and Konkona Sensharma, recently had its world premiere at the festival in the ‘A Window on Asian Cinema’ section. In a statement, Aparna said, “I feel deeply humbled, grateful, and overwhelmed.”
British singer Adele releases her first single since 2015
British singer Adele on Friday staged a music comeback after releasing a new single called ‘Easy On Me’. Her latest song comes almost six years after the release of her Grammy-award winning album ’25’. ‘Easy On Me’ is the first song of her upcoming album ’30’, which will release on November 19.
After 2 decades the wait is finally over: Sunny announces ‘Gadar 2’
On the occasion of Dussehra, Sunny Deol took to Instagram to announce the second installment of his 2001 film ‘Gadar: Ek Prem Katha’. He shared a motion poster of the film and wrote, “After two decades the wait is finally over!” Ameesha Patel, who played the role of Sakeena in the first part, is also a part of the sequel.
It’s a dream Irrfan wanted to live: Sutapa on Vicky’s ‘Sardar Udham’
Irrfan Khan’s wife Sutapa spoke about Vicky Kaushal-starrer ‘Sardar Udham’ and said, “[It’s]…not just a film…For me, it’s a dream Irrfan wanted to live.” The role of Sardar Udham Singh was first offered to Irrfan, but he couldn’t accept it due to health issues. “I’m sure Irrfan is happy up there to see Vicky play Sardar Udham Singh,” Sutapa said.
Don’t be s**t & make it your own: Craig’s advice to next Bond
Daniel Craig, who played James Bond in ‘No Time To Die’, bid goodbye to the role of the British spy after 15 years. He said he has an advice for the next potential Bond. “Don’t be s**t, I would say you’ve got to grab it and make it your own. I think that’s the way to go forward,” Craig said.
Ram Charan to star in ‘Jersey’ director Gowtam Tinnanuri’s next film
Ram Charan has teamed up with ‘Jersey’ director Gowtam Tinnanuri for a new film. The yet-untitled project will be bankrolled by UV Creations. “The most AWAITED COMBINATION is here,” a tweet by the production house read. “A combination I’m definitely looking forward to,” Ram Charan wrote while sharing the UV Creations’ post.
Elton John becomes 1st artist with UK Top 10 singles in six different decades
After 16 years, Sir Elton John reclaimed the top spot in the UK singles chart with his new single ‘Cold Heart’, which is a collaboration with singer Dua Lipa. With this, Elton has become the first artist with a top 10 single across six decades. Elton’s first single to top the chart was ‘Don’t Go Breaking My Heart’ in 1976.
23 yrs of pyaar & dosti: Karan Johar on directorial debut ‘Kuch Kuch…’
Karan Johar, who made his directorial debut with ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’, on Saturday marked the 23rd anniversary of the film and shared a video from the comedy-drama. “23 years of pyaar, dosti and…bunch of memories,” Johar wrote, adding, “This was my first time behind…camera and…it ignited an unparalleled love for…cinema in me that continues to drive me till today.”
Pooja Bedi tests COVID-19 positive, says ‘I choose to stay unvaccinated’
Actress Pooja Bedi took to Instagram to share she has tested COVID-19 positive. “I’ve finally been diagnosed as COVID-19 positive. I chose/choose to stay unvaccinated as it’s my personal decision to allow my own natural immunity and alternative healing and wellness practices to accelerate my healing,” she wrote. “You do what’s right for you. Each to their own,” she added.
Jonah Hill asks fans to not comment on his body, says ‘It’s not helpful’
‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ actor Jonah Hill took to Instagram to ask his fans and followers to “not comment” on his body. “I know you mean well…but I kindly ask that you not comment on my body,” he wrote. “Good or bad I want to politely let you know it’s not helpful and doesn’t feel good…Much respect,” Jonah added.
Singer Parmish Verma gets engaged to Canadian politician Geet Grewal
Punjab singer Parmish Verma got engaged to his girlfriend Geet Grewal, who is a Canadian politician. Parmish gifted Geet a Bentley on the occasion. Sharing a picture on social media, Parmish wrote, “Beginning of Forever.” Geet shared a video on her Instagram handle, writing, “Kalla Kalla Shonk mera shonk naal poorda. Thank you for my Bentley.”
M Night Shyamalan’s ‘Knock at the Cabin’ to be released on Feb 3, 2023
M Night Shyamalan’s upcoming movie ‘Knock at the Cabin’ will get released on February 3, 2023. The director took to Twitter to reveal the release date of his movie. Previously, the movie was set to be released on February 17, 2023, alongside Marvel’s ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania’. However, by preponing the date, Shyamalan’s film now has no competition.
Tommy Lee Jones replaces Harrison Ford in ‘The Burial’
Actor Tommy Lee Jones is all set to star in director Maggie Betts’ ‘The Burial’. The ‘Men in Black’ actor has replaced Harrison Ford, who was to play the lead role, in the upcoming film. Tommy and Harrison have previously worked together in ‘The Fugitive’. ‘The Burial’, which also stars Jamie Foxx, is reportedly based on a true story.
Kareena shares throwback pic with Saif on 9th wedding anniversary
Actress Kareena Kapoor Khan took to Instagram on Saturday to share a throwback picture with Saif Ali Khan on the occasion of their ninth wedding anniversary. “Once upon a time in Greece…there was a bowl of soup and US and it changed my life,” she wrote. “Happy anniversary to the most handsome man in the world,” Kareena added.
Actress Dorothy Steel, who starred in ‘Black Panther’, passes away aged 95
Actress Dorothy Steel, who played a merchant tribe elder in the 2018 film ‘Black Panther’, passed away aged 95. Her agent Cindy Butler shared the news via an announcement on Facebook, writing that Dorothy died on Friday morning at her home in Detroit. Dorothy started pursuing acting when she was 88 years old.
Actress Farrukh Jaffar, who featured in ‘Swades’, ‘Gulabo Sitabo’, passes away aged 88
Actress Farrukh Jaffar passed away aged 88 in Lucknow on Friday. Farrukh, who was the wife of journalist and freedom fighter Syed Muhammad Jaffar, had made her film debut with Muzaffar Ali’s Umrao Jaan in 1981. She also featured in ‘Swades’, ‘Peepli Live’ and ‘Tanu Weds Manu’ among others. She won Best Supporting Actress Filmfare Award for ‘Gulabo Sitabo’.
An experience that took a lot out of me: Vicky on ‘Sardar Udham’
Actor Vicky Kaushal took to Instagram to share a post for his ‘Sardar Udham’ director Shoojit Sircar. Vicky wrote, “Thank You @shoojitsircar…for taking me back in time and making me meet your #SardarUdham. An experience that took a lot out of me…This one’s for the two friends that you always wish to keep alive, Udham Singh and Irrfan Saab.”
Angelina Jolie on her new book
Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie attended a launch event of her new book, ‘Know Your Rights and Claim Them’ that talks about ‘inequality’ and ‘discrimination’ faced by children worldwide. She took to Instagram and wrote, “I’m so inspired by young people around the world who are on the front lines of the struggle for human rights.”
Twinkle Khanna compares Lakhimpur Kheri violence to Squid Game finale
Twinkle Khanna has compared Lakhimpur Kheri violence to the Squid Game finale in a blog post. She wrote, “The final game is played…between defenders and attackers…This is a battle that ends in violent death. Recently the entire country…witnessed a more weaponized version in Lakhimpur where one team was allegedly run over by opposing team in their convoy of jeeps and SUVs.”
Russian actress, director return to Earth after filming the ‘first movie in space’
Russian actress Yulia Peresild, producer-director Klim Shipenko, and cosmonaut Oleg Novitskiy returned to Earth on Sunday after filming what they’re calling the first movie in space. Peresild and Shipenko landed in Kazakhstan after spending 12 days at ISS, to be met by a crew filming touchdown scenes. ‘The Challenge’ film’s plot centers around a surgeon dispatched to the ISS.
Gave me goosebumps: Virat Kohli on ‘Super Dancer 4’ contestant Sanchit
Cricketer Virat Kohli was mesmerized by ten-year-old ‘Super Dancer 4’ contestant Sanchit Chanana’s dance videos. Taking to Instagram Stories he praised him for his talent. Virat wrote, “Very few times in my life so far I’ve been absolutely mesmerized and blown away by an individual’s talent…I stumbled upon this kid’s dancing videos on YouTube…It gave me goosebumps.”
Patricia Clarkson, ‘GoT’ actress Nathalie to star in spy series Gray
Patricia Clarkson and ‘Game of Thrones’ actress Nathalie Emmanuel are all set to star in the upcoming spy series ‘Gray’. It will be directed by Ruba Nadda. According to Variety, Clarkson will play CIA spy Cornelia Gray, who’s coming in from the cold after 20 years in hiding, dodging the government agents who suspected her of being a traitor.
Hope you are all caught with this weekend’s roundup of entertainment news!
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