This roundup of entertainment news will take you through everything that happened this week, along with the news of Siddharth Shukla‘s demise.

This week was going fine up until yesterday when the tragic news came forward. Siddharth Shukla had passed away due to a heart attack at 40. While the post postmortem was being done again just for safety by the Police it was heartbreaking for his fans and many others. Remembering Siddharth Shukla many known faces from the TV and film industry mourned his loss. While the industry braved through this loss, life had to go on so here’s all that happened otherwise in the industry through the week. Actor Kumail Nanjiani talks about his role in Marvel’sEternals‘ while ‘Malik‘ director Mahesh Narayanan is working on his debut Bollywood project. Ed Asner, the voice of Carl Fredricksen in the movieUp‘, dies at age 91 while Priyanka Chopra opens up about her role in ‘The Matrix: Resurrections’.

Remembering Siddharth Shukla

Actor Sidharth Shukla’s last rites held in Mumbai; mother, Shehnaaz Gill attend

The last rites of actor and Bigg Boss 13 winner Sidharth Shukla, who passed away aged 40 on Thursday, were performed in Mumbai on Friday. His last rites were attended by his mother and rumored girlfriend Shehnaaz Gill among others. Sidharth’s post-mortem to ascertain the cause of his death was conducted earlier. Preliminary reports suggested he suffered a heart attack.

Everything else that happened!

My ‘Eternals’ role is opposite of ‘brown dude’ stereotypes: Kumail

Actor Kumail Nanjiani opened up about his character in the upcoming Marvel film, ‘Eternals’. He told The Los Angeles Times, “I looked at the usual opportunities that the brown dudes get. We get to be nerdy. I wanted [my character] to be the opposite of that. I wanted him to be cool…and [physically strong].”

‘Malik’ director Mahesh to make B’wood debut with ‘Phantom Hospital’

Malayalam filmmaker Mahesh Narayanan, who has helmed films like ‘Malik’, ‘C U Soon’ and ‘Take Off’, will make his debut in the Hindi film industry with a film titled ‘Phantom Hospital’. The upcoming project will be produced by Priti Shahani. Speaking about ‘Phantom Hospital’, the producer said it will uncover “one of the most shocking scandals in our country”.

Ed Asner, Emmy winner & voice of Carl Fredricksen in ‘Up’, dies at 91

Ed Asner, who voiced the character of Carl Fredricksen in the animated film ‘Up’, passed away on Sunday aged 91, his family said. The seven-time Emmy-winning actor is also known for playing Lou Grant in the 1970s show ‘The Mary Tyler Moore Show’ and its spin-off series ‘Lou Grant’. “Devastated to hear this news,” ‘Cobra Kai’ co-star William Zabka tweeted.

I’d have done any part Lana would have given me: Priyanka on ‘Matrix…’

Priyanka Chopra, while speaking about her upcoming film ‘The Matrix: Resurrections’, said, “I’d have done any part Lana Wachowski (director) would’ve given me.” “I’d be happy to do a walk-on…It was amazing just being there,” she said, adding, “I used to arrive…sometimes when Carrie-Anne Moss or Neil Patrick Harris were filming and I’d sort of peek in and have…fangirl moment.”

Johar reveals that his mom Hiroo had ‘2 massive surgeries’ during the pandemic

Karan Johar took to Instagram to share that his mother, Hiroo Johar, underwent two “massive surgeries” in the last eight months. He shared a video wherein Hiroo can be seen sitting in a wheelchair and expressing gratitude to her doctors. “She has had two massive surgeries…Her Spinal Fusion Surgery…and right knee replacement…She endured both with her indomitable spirit,” Karan wrote.

Big B to start shooting for Sooraj Barjatya’s next in Nepal in Oct

Actor Amitabh Bachchan will reportedly start shooting in Nepal for filmmaker Sooraj Barjatya’s upcoming film, ‘Oonchai’, in October. In addition to Amitabh, the film will also star Anupam Kher, Boman Irani, and Neena Gupta. According to reports, since the shooting will take place during the ongoing pandemic, the film’s team will follow strict bio bubble protocols.

‘Stree’ changed my life, it boosted my confidence: Abhishek Banerjee

Abhishek Banerjee, who played the role of Janna in ‘Stree’, spoke about the horror-comedy film as it completed three years of release. “‘Stree’ basically changed my life. Before that, it was like 10 years of rejection and not getting an acting job, not able to crack auditions,” he said. Abhishek added that the film “completely boosted” his confidence and morale.

Was told I don’t look like a model: Srishti Shrivastava on facing rejection

Actress Srishti Shrivastava, who starred in the film ‘Gulabo Sitabo’, said that she was rejected in an audition because she didn’t look like a model. Srishti said that she was also rejected for a big role even after getting selected through auditions. “One has to keep moving. I…took Girliyapa’s ‘Girls Hostel’ in which people loved my character, Jo,” she added.

Ryan Reynolds’ ‘Free Guy’ to release in India on September 17

Ryan Reynolds and Jodie Comer-starrer ‘Free Guy’ will release on September 17 across theatres in India. The Shawn Levy directorial also stars Joe Keery, Lil Rel Howery, Utkarsh Ambudkar, and Taika Waititi. ‘Free Guy’ will hit the theatres in English and Hindi. In a recent interview, Reynolds said that it is his favorite movie he has ever made.

Daniel Craig’s ‘No Time to Die’ to release in India on September 30

Daniel Craig’s ‘No Time to Die’ is set to release in India on September 30, Universal Pictures announced on Wednesday. The 25th James Bond film will release in English, Hindi, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Punjabi, Gujarati, Bhojpuri, and Bengali across theatres in the country. ‘No Time to Die’ will also star Rami Malek and Ana de Armas, among others.

Dia Mirza, Jacqueline, and many more to feature as brides in Made In Heaven 2

Actresses Dia Mirza and Jacqueline Fernandez will reportedly feature as brides in the show ‘Made In Heaven’ season 2. According to reports, makers are planning to make the second season even bigger than the first one. Reports added that apart from Dia and Jacqueline, actresses including Mrunal Thakur, Radhika Apte, Neelam Kothari and Shibani Dandekar will also feature as brides.

Shruti Hassan shares pics from her 1st modeling gig at 17, fans say ‘unrecognizable’

Actress Shruti Haasan took to Instagram to share four pictures from her first modeling gig that she undertook at the age of 17. “I’ve always loved working and growing, even sideways,” the actress jokingly captioned her old pictures. Several fans commented the actress looked “unrecognizable”, while one fan commented, “Is that you? Just shocked!”

Jacqueline was one of the victims of the ₹200-crore money laundering racket

Actress Jacqueline Fernandez was one of the many victims in the ₹200-crore money laundering racket carried out by Sukesh Chandrashekhar from jail, reports said. Jacqueline was questioned by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) for hours on Monday in connection with the case. The ED last week raided some of Sukesh’s premises and seized a sea-facing bungalow in Chennai.

Rubina Dilaik’s debut film ‘Ardh’ starring Hiten Tejwani begins shoot

Television actress Rubina Dilaik, who will make her film debut with the movie ‘Ardh’, took to social media and announced the shooting for her upcoming film has started. Rubina shared the first poster of the film and in the caption wrote, “New beginnings”. Directed by Palash Mucchal, the film will also star actors Hiten Tejwani, Rajpal Yadav, and Kulbhushan Kharbanda.

Hierarchy of stardom is shattered: Sayani Gupta on rise of OTT

Actor Sayani Gupta, who starred in films like ‘Article 15’ and ‘Jolly LLB’, said the rise of streaming platforms in the country has shattered the hierarchy of stardom. She added, “People now know you, thanks to the internet and…shows.” “You no longer need to be a huge star to be cast in a show or a film,” she said.

‘Shershaah’ song ‘Ranjha’ debuts on US Billboard Charts

The song ‘Ranjha’ from Sidharth Malhotra and Kiara Advani-starrer ‘Shershaah’ debuted on Billboard’s Global Exclusive US Chart. ‘Ranjha’ bagged a spot at 73 as one of the top debuts this week. Taking to Twitter, filmmaker Karan Johar shared the news and wrote, “The music of ‘Shershaah’ is winning hearts globally.” ‘Ranjha’ has been sung by Jasleen Royal and B Praak.

Celebration of Taliban by some sections of Indians is dangerous: Naseeruddin Shah

Veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah released a video and criticized some sections of Indians for celebrating the return of the Taliban in Afghanistan, calling it “dangerous”. He also said that those who are celebrating the revival of the Taliban should question themselves “if they want a reformed, modern Islam” or live with the “old barbarism of the past few centuries”.

Young girls in my family are currently in hiding in Afghanistan: Warina Hussain

Actress Warina Hussain, who starred in ‘Loveyatri’, speaking about the situation in Afghanistan after the Taliban’s takeover, said, “Young girls (in my family) are currently in hiding, and some are in safe houses, fearing…they’ll be forced to marry Taliban fighters.” She added she’ll go back home only if respect for women is restored. The actress left Afghanistan as a child.

Actress Rose McGowan shares old pic of Oprah kissing Weinstein, calls her ‘lizard’

Actress Rose McGowan spoke out against talk show host Oprah Winfrey in a tweet about #MeToo accused producer Harvey Weinstein and hip-hop record producer Russell Simmons. “I’m glad more are seeing…ugly truth of Oprah. I wish she were real, but she isn’t,” Rose tweeted and added #lizard. She also shared a picture, reportedly taken at 2014 Critics’ Choice Movie Awards.

Hope you are all caught up with everything that happened over the week!

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