Entertainment http://www.theweek.in/news/entertainment.rss en Wed Nov 16 11:51:29 IST 2022 https://www.theweek.in/privacy-an-settlement.html antonio-banderas-wants-tom-holland-to-play-zorro-in-potential-third-film <a href="http://www.theweek.in/news/entertainment/2022/11/27/antonio-banderas-wants-tom-holland-to-play-zorro-in-potential-third-film.html"><img border="0" hspace="10" align="left" style="margin-top:3px;margin-right:5px;" src="http://img.theweek.in/content/dam/week/gallery/shots/2022/february-06-2022/people/73-Tom-Holland.jpg" /> <p>Veteran actor Antonio Banderas says his <i>Uncharted</i> co-star Tom Holland would be the perfect fit to play the role of a younger Zorro if there were to be a remake.</p> <p>Banderas has played the masked vigilante Zorro in <i>The Mask of Zorro</i> (1998) and <i>The Legend of Zorro</i> (2005).</p> <p>&quot;I did <i>Uncharted</i> with him, and he's so energetic and fun, and he's got this spark, too. Why not?&quot; Banderas, 62, told entertainment website ComicBook.com.</p> <p>The Academy Award-nominated actor also reflected on returning to the franchise in a new film in order to hand over the mask down to Holland, the same way legendary actor Anthony Hopkins did for him in <i>The Mask of Zorro</i>.</p> <p>The film saw Don Diego de la Vega, played by Hopkins, passing the torch to bandit-conman Alejandro Murrieta (Banderas) as he trains him to transform into his erstwhile alter-ego of the mysterious masked swordsman so that they can exact revenge on their enemies Rafael Montero (Stuart Wilson) and Harrison Love (Matt Letscher).</p> <p>Asked about returning for a new project in the film series, Banderas said he would surely consider the possibility.</p> <p>&quot;I said something like that to somebody. I said, 'Well if they called me to do Zorro, I would do what Anthony Hopkins did in the first (for) me, (which is) give the torch to somebody else',&quot; he added.</p> <p>The actor is currently looking forward to the release of the animated adventure comedy <i>Puss in Boots: The Last Wish</i>, in which he reprises the titular role.</p> http://www.theweek.in/news/entertainment/2022/11/27/antonio-banderas-wants-tom-holland-to-play-zorro-in-potential-third-film.html http://www.theweek.in/news/entertainment/2022/11/27/antonio-banderas-wants-tom-holland-to-play-zorro-in-potential-third-film.html Sun Nov 27 20:28:59 IST 2022 uorfi-javed-urfi-chetan-bhagat-pervert-shares-screenshots-of-metoo-allegations-against-him <a href="http://www.theweek.in/news/entertainment/2022/11/26/uorfi-javed-urfi-chetan-bhagat-pervert-shares-screenshots-of-metoo-allegations-against-him.html"><img border="0" hspace="10" align="left" style="margin-top:3px;margin-right:5px;" src="http://img.theweek.in/content/dam/week/news/biz-tech/images/2022/11/27/urfi-chetan.jpg" /> Popular Indian writer Chetan Bhagat faced the ire of model and Instagrammer Uorfi Javed after he claimed that she has been distracting the youth of the country with her reels and photos.<br> <br> At a recent event, Chetan Bhagat said the youth, especially boys, are distracted because of phones as they spend hours watching Instagram reels. &quot;Everyone knows who Uorfi Javed is… What will you do with her photos? Is it coming in your exams or you will go for a job interview and tell the interviewer that you know all her outfits?”<br> <br> The comment did not go down well with Uorfi Javed who lashed out at the writer, calling him a pervert.<br> <br> “Men like him will always blame the women (rather) than accepting their own shortcomings. Just because you’re a pervert doesn’t mean it’s the girl’s fault or what is she wearing. Unnecessarily dragging me into a conversation, commenting on how my clothes are distracting young boys is such as f****d thing to say. You messaging girls isn’t a distraction for them, Chetan Bhagat?” she wrote in her Instagram story.<br> <br> “Guys, let’s not forget how so many women accused him during the Me Too case,” she further wrote, sharing screenshots of the alleged WhatsApp messages between the writer and a young girl which were leaked during the #MeToo movement.<br> <br> “Stop promoting rape culture you sickos out there. Blaming women’s clothes for the behaviour of men is so 80s Mr Chetan Bhagat. Who was distracting you when you messaged girls half of your age? Always blame the opposite gender, and never accept your own shortcomings or faults,&quot; she further wrote.<br> <br> In another post, she shared a video of the Instagram pages that Chetan Bhagat follows which had photos of girls in bikinis.<br> <br> Reacting to her allegations, the writer took to Twitter to say, “Have never spoken to/chatted with/met/ known someone where it’s being spread that I have done so. It’s fake. a lie.also a Non issue. Haven’t criticised anyone.And I also think there’s nothing wrong in telling people to stop wasting time on Instagram and focus on fitness and career.”<br> http://www.theweek.in/news/entertainment/2022/11/26/uorfi-javed-urfi-chetan-bhagat-pervert-shares-screenshots-of-metoo-allegations-against-him.html http://www.theweek.in/news/entertainment/2022/11/26/uorfi-javed-urfi-chetan-bhagat-pervert-shares-screenshots-of-metoo-allegations-against-him.html Sun Nov 27 20:13:54 IST 2022 mamaearth-apologises-for-supporting-richa-chadha-in-galwan-tweet-controversy <a href="http://www.theweek.in/news/entertainment/2022/11/26/mamaearth-apologises-for-supporting-richa-chadha-in-galwan-tweet-controversy.html"><img border="0" hspace="10" align="left" style="margin-top:3px;margin-right:5px;" src="http://img.theweek.in/content/dam/week/gallery/shots/2021/june-06-2021/people/72-Richa-Chadha.jpg" /> <p>Beauty and baby care product firm Mamaearth has apologised for supporting actor Richa Chadha in the controversy over her 'Galwan' tweet following social media backlash.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Chadha has already apologised for her controversial tweet, which caused a severe backlash on Twitter, with netizens including celebrities, accusing her of mocking the sacrifice of the Indian armed forces.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>In a tweet, Mamaearth India said, &quot;Mamaearth sincerely regrets hurting any sentiments due to a poorly drafted comment on Twitter. We are a proud Indian company who respects and stands by our armed forces. We do not subscribe to the views shared by any individual who thinks otherwise.&quot;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Twitter users had called for boycott of the company's products after Mamaearth had waded into the controversy after the actor had tweeted &quot;Galwan says hi&quot; in response to the Northern Army Commander Lt General Upendra Dwivedi's statement that the Indian Army is &quot;waiting for orders from the govt (sic)&quot; in reclaiming Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK).</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>In a tweet, which has since been deleted, Mamaearth had said it too does not support anyone &quot;mocking our Bravehearts&quot;.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&quot;The words 'Galwan says Hi' are not conclusive and we interpret this a recall of the upper hand Indian army had in such a tough terrain and even being outnumbered at the standoff. #perspective #mamaearthcares,&quot; it had posted on Twitter.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>However, company co-founder Ghazal Alagh took to Twitter to clarify that the tweet was posted by one of the team members and due to which &quot;we have unintentionally hurt a lot of people, truly sorry for it&quot;.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Asserting that the company does not support any idea against India or its army, she said, &quot;We are a company run entirely by proud Indians&quot; while posing with an Indian flag.</p> http://www.theweek.in/news/entertainment/2022/11/26/mamaearth-apologises-for-supporting-richa-chadha-in-galwan-tweet-controversy.html http://www.theweek.in/news/entertainment/2022/11/26/mamaearth-apologises-for-supporting-richa-chadha-in-galwan-tweet-controversy.html Sat Nov 26 22:13:00 IST 2022 squid-game-actor-oh-yeong-su-charged-with-sexual-misconduct-reports <a href="http://www.theweek.in/news/entertainment/2022/11/26/squid-game-actor-oh-yeong-su-charged-with-sexual-misconduct-reports.html"><img border="0" hspace="10" align="left" style="margin-top:3px;margin-right:5px;" src="http://img.theweek.in/content/dam/week/news/entertainment/images/2022/11/26/squid-game.jpg" /> <p>South Korean actor Oh Yeong-su, popular for his role in the critically-acclaimed Netflix series <i>Squid Game</i>, has been charged with sexual misconduct. The 78-year-old actor has been accused of inappropriately touching a woman in 2017.</p> <p>According to reports, the complaint was filed in December 2021, and the case was closed in April 2022. The case was reopened again at the survivor's request. </p> <p>In a statement shared by Oh to Korean broadcaster JTBC, sourced by <i>Variety</i>, Oh said: “I just held her hand to guide the way around the lake. I apologised because [the person] said she wouldn’t make a fuss about it but it doesn’t mean that I admit the charges.”</p> <p>Reports also state that the Korean ministry of culture has pulled down a government TV commercial featuring Oh.</p> <p>When it premiered in September 2021, <i>Squid Game</i> became Netflix's most-watched series, telling the story of cash-strapped participants who recreate childhood games for a chance to win life-changing sums of money. </p> <p>Oh played the oldest participant in the survival competition—a role that earned him a Golden Globe for the best supporting actor in a series.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://www.theweek.in/news/entertainment/2022/11/26/squid-game-actor-oh-yeong-su-charged-with-sexual-misconduct-reports.html http://www.theweek.in/news/entertainment/2022/11/26/squid-game-actor-oh-yeong-su-charged-with-sexual-misconduct-reports.html Sat Nov 26 12:54:59 IST 2022 a-new-barca-fan-is-born-fc-barcelona-welcomes-ranbir-kapoor-and-alia-bhatts-baby <a href="http://www.theweek.in/news/entertainment/2022/11/25/a-new-barca-fan-is-born-fc-barcelona-welcomes-ranbir-kapoor-and-alia-bhatts-baby.html"><img border="0" hspace="10" align="left" style="margin-top:3px;margin-right:5px;" src="http://img.theweek.in/content/dam/week/news/entertainment/images/2022/11/25/raha.jpg" /> <p>A day after Bollywood stars Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor announced the name of their baby daughter and shared a picture which had a mini jersey of the Football Club Barcelona with 'Raha' written on the back, the club congratulated the couple and said &quot;A new Barça fan is born.&quot;</p> <p><br> Ranbir Kapoor is an ardent FC Barcelona fan.</p> <p><br> &quot;Congratulations, @aliaa08 &amp; Ranbir Kapoor!! A new Barça fan is born 👶. We can’t wait to meet you all in Barcelona,&quot; FC Barcelona said in a tweet.</p> <p><br> <br> Alia Bhatt, who gave birth to a baby girl on November 6, in an Instagram post on Wednesday announced that they are calling their newborn daughter Raha.<br> <br> &quot;The name Raha (chosen by her wise and wonderful Dadi) has so many beautiful meanings...&quot; she said in the post.<br> <br> &quot;Raha, in its purest form means divine path in Swahili she is Joy. In Sanskrit, Raha is a clan. In Bangla - rest, comfort, relief. In Arabic peace, it also means happiness, freedom &amp; bliss. And true to her name, from the first moment we held her - we felt it ALL! Thank you Raha, for bringing our family to life, it feels as though our lives have only just begun,&quot; the actor wrote.</p> <p><br> <br> </p> http://www.theweek.in/news/entertainment/2022/11/25/a-new-barca-fan-is-born-fc-barcelona-welcomes-ranbir-kapoor-and-alia-bhatts-baby.html http://www.theweek.in/news/entertainment/2022/11/25/a-new-barca-fan-is-born-fc-barcelona-welcomes-ranbir-kapoor-and-alia-bhatts-baby.html Fri Nov 25 21:53:30 IST 2022 amitabh-bachchan-asked-to-lend-his-voice-for-film-on-history-of-shri-ram-janmabhoomi <a href="http://www.theweek.in/news/entertainment/2022/11/25/amitabh-bachchan-asked-to-lend-his-voice-for-film-on-history-of-shri-ram-janmabhoomi.html"><img border="0" hspace="10" align="left" style="margin-top:3px;margin-right:5px;" src="http://img.theweek.in/content/dam/week/gallery/shots/2021/may-23-2021/people/73-Amitabh-Bachchan.jpg" /> <p>Amitabh Bachchan has been requested to lend his voice to narrate a film on the history of Shri Ram Janmabhoomi, the Shri Ram Temple Construction Committee said in a statement on Friday.</p> <p>A committee comprising Prasoon Joshi, writer and chairman of the Film Censor Board; Dr Chandraprakash Dwivedi, film director; Yatindra Mishra, famous writer; and Sachidanand Joshi, Secretary of the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts has been formed to oversee the film production, according to a statement</p> <p>The statement, issued by Nripendra Misra, chairman of Shri Ram Temple Construction Committee, said Amitabh Bachchan has been requested to lend his voice for narration of the film.</p> <p>According to the statement, around 100 iconographic panels based on episodes from Shri Balmiki Ramayana will be installed in the lower plinth of the Ram temple, under construction in Ayodhya.</p> <p>The panels will be drawn in pencil before they are modelled in clay.</p> <p>The superstructure of the temple is being constructed with carved red sandstone sourced from Bansi Paharpur in Bharatpur district of Rajasthan.</p> <p>Approximately 4.75 lakh ft Bansi Paharpur Stone will be used in the temple construction. Till date, approximately 50 per cent of the stone has been carved and is available for erection, the statement said.</p> <p>The construction of columns in white marble, sourced from Makrana in Rajasthan, for the Garbhagriha' of the temple is going as per schedule. So far, 20 per cent of the ground floor has been completed.</p> <p>The work on the retaining wall and foundation of parkota, which too will be built with red sandstone, is in progress, the statement said.</p> <p>&quot;The flooring of the parkota will be of marble. In the parkota, temples of Lord Shiva, Annapurna Mata, Bhagwati Mata, Lord Ganesha, Lord Hanuman and Lord Surya will be constructed, the statement said.</p> <p>For the convenience of the devotees visiting the grand temple, a facilitation centre with pilgrim-centric facilities has been planned, the work on which is slated to be completed by December 2023, read the statement.</p> <p>As per the masterplan of remaining area in temple Complex, temples of Rishi Valmiki, Acharya Vashisth, Rishi Viswamitra, Agastya Rishi, Sage Nishad, Jatayu, Mata Sabri are planned, in addition to other facilities like Yagya/ Anushthan Mandap, Sant Niwas, Administrative Building etc, it said.</p> <p>The work on Kuber Tila including renovation of an ancient Shiva Temple has begun.</p> <p>According to the statement, the devotees will be given access to a diversion to climb on the top of Kuber Tila and have the darshan of Lord Shiva.</p> <p>The complex is being developed with a goal to produce zero discharge, which will be achieved with the construction of two sewage treatment plants.</p> <p>The treated water will be used for flushing and irrigation purposes which will minimise the burden on the municipal corporation, the statement said. All power installation and security gadgets have been approved for the complex, it added.</p> http://www.theweek.in/news/entertainment/2022/11/25/amitabh-bachchan-asked-to-lend-his-voice-for-film-on-history-of-shri-ram-janmabhoomi.html http://www.theweek.in/news/entertainment/2022/11/25/amitabh-bachchan-asked-to-lend-his-voice-for-film-on-history-of-shri-ram-janmabhoomi.html Fri Nov 25 20:34:17 IST 2022 work-of-cowards-anupam-kher-slams-richa-chaddhas-galwan-tweet <a href="http://www.theweek.in/news/entertainment/2022/11/25/work-of-cowards-anupam-kher-slams-richa-chaddhas-galwan-tweet.html"><img border="0" hspace="10" align="left" style="margin-top:3px;margin-right:5px;" src="http://img.theweek.in/content/dam/week/review/books/images/2019/9/12/84-Anupam-Kher.jpg" /> <p>Actress Richa Chadha has been facing the heat for her tweet on the Galwan clash. Though she issued an apology and took down the tweet, criticism is still pouring in even from those from within the Bollywood fraternity. After Akshay Kumar criticised Richa, Anupam Kher has called out her “shameful” tweet.</p> <p>In a tweet in Hindi, Kher said: “Trying to become popular among some people by badmouthing your country is the work of cowards. And putting the honor of the army at stake… what can be more shameful.”</p> <p>Akshay on Thursday said it “hurts to see this.” He further said: “Nothing ever should make us ungrateful towards our armed forces.”</p> <p>In the now-deleted tweet, Richa had reacted to Northern Army Commander Lieutenant General Upendra Dwivedi's statement that the army is “fully prepared to take back PoK”. Sharing the statement, Richa tweeted: 'Galwan says hi'. The tweet triggered a row with the BJP condemning the actress for “mocking the sacrifice of our soldiers at Galwan”. Several Twitter users slammed the actress for the “insensitive and shameful” tweet.</p> <p>BJP's Manjinder Singh Sira tweeted saying that insult to our armed forces cannot be justified. &quot;Disgraceful tweet. Should be withdrawn at the earliest. Insulting our armed forces is not justified,&quot; Sirsa tweeted.</p> <p>The actress deleted the tweet on Thursday and issued a statement in which she apologised for hurting the feelings of soldiers. She said that three words were dragged into a controversy, and shared about members of her family who have served in the armed forces.</p> <p>“Even though it can never be my intention in the least, if the 3 words which are being dragged into a controversy have offended or hurt anyone, I apologise and say that it would sadden me if even unintentionally my words have triggered this feeling in my brothers in the Fauj of which my own Nanaji has been an illustrious part.” As a Lt. Col, he took a bullet in the leg in the Indo-China war, in 1960s. My Mamaji was a paratrooper. It's in my blood,” she said.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://www.theweek.in/news/entertainment/2022/11/25/work-of-cowards-anupam-kher-slams-richa-chaddhas-galwan-tweet.html http://www.theweek.in/news/entertainment/2022/11/25/work-of-cowards-anupam-kher-slams-richa-chaddhas-galwan-tweet.html Fri Nov 25 16:24:07 IST 2022 veteran-actor-vikram-gokhale-passes-away-at-77 <a href="http://www.theweek.in/news/entertainment/2022/11/26/veteran-actor-vikram-gokhale-passes-away-at-77.html"><img border="0" hspace="10" align="left" style="margin-top:3px;margin-right:5px;" src="http://img.theweek.in/content/dam/week/news/entertainment/images/2022/11/26/Vikram-Gokhale.jpgrevised.jpg" /> <p>Veteran actor Vikram Gokhale,77, passed away at Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital, Pune on Saturday. He was undergoing treatment for the last couple of weeks following multi-organ failure. According to hospital authorities, his health &quot;slightly deteriorated&quot; since morning.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&quot;This is to confirm that Mr Vikram Gokhale passed away this afternoon. We would thank everyone for their good wishes, support, and prayers through this difficult time,&quot; his daughter said reported Indian Express.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>On Saturday morning the hospital authorities released a statement saying that the actor is continued to be on ventilator support as his health &quot;slightly deteriorated.&quot;&nbsp;Gokhale was admitted to the Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital here earlier this month following health complications.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>His mortal remains will be kept at the Balgandharva Auditorium in the city and the last rites will be performed at the Vaikunth crematorium in the evening, a family friend of the actor said, reported PTI.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Gokhale won the National Award for Best Actor at the 60th National Film Awards for the Marathi movie Anumati in 2013.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Gokhale, an artist equally at home in theatre, television, and movies, acted in several Marathi and Bollywood films, including the Amitabh Bachchan-starrer &quot;Agneepath&quot; (1990), &quot;Bhool Bhulaiyaa&quot; (2007), &quot;Natsamrat&quot; (2015) and &quot;Mission Mangal&quot; (2019). His latest release is the Marathi film &quot;Godavari&quot;.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>(With PTI inputs)&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://www.theweek.in/news/entertainment/2022/11/26/veteran-actor-vikram-gokhale-passes-away-at-77.html http://www.theweek.in/news/entertainment/2022/11/26/veteran-actor-vikram-gokhale-passes-away-at-77.html Sat Nov 26 15:49:37 IST 2022 vikram-gokhales-health-improving-likely-to-be-off-ventilator-support-in-48-hours <a href="http://www.theweek.in/news/entertainment/2022/11/25/vikram-gokhales-health-improving-likely-to-be-off-ventilator-support-in-48-hours.html"><img border="0" hspace="10" align="left" style="margin-top:3px;margin-right:5px;" src="http://img.theweek.in/content/dam/week/news/entertainment/images/2022/11/24/vikram-gokhale-ani.jpg" /> <p>The health condition of veteran actor Vikram Gokhale, who is admitted at Pune's Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital, is improving steadily. “ He is opening his eyes, moving his limbs and likely to be off ventilator support in the next 48 hours. His BP and heart are stable,” hospital PRO Shirish Yadgikar told media persons on Friday morning.</p> <p>The latest update comes as a relief for family members and well-wishers amid recent rumours about the actor's death. Gokhale's wife Vrishali also had on Thursday said that the actor was suffering from multiple organ failure and was in a critical condition. Dismissing reports of his death, Gokhale's daughter said he is on life support. “Keep praying,” she said.</p> <p>The 77-year-old actor is known for prominent roles in movies, television shows and Marathi theatre. Gokhale, who has been in the hospital for over a week, was responding to treatments but he suddenly went into a coma on Tuesday, Indian Express reported.</p> <p>Known for playing men of authority on screen, Gokhale has acted in several Marathi and Bollywood films, including the Amitabh Bachchan-starrer <i>Agneepath</i> (1990), <i>Bhool Bhulaiyaa</i> (2007), <i>Natsamrat </i>(2015) and <i>Mission Mangal</i> (2019). His latest release is the Marathi film Godavari.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>-with PTI inputs</p> http://www.theweek.in/news/entertainment/2022/11/25/vikram-gokhales-health-improving-likely-to-be-off-ventilator-support-in-48-hours.html http://www.theweek.in/news/entertainment/2022/11/25/vikram-gokhales-health-improving-likely-to-be-off-ventilator-support-in-48-hours.html Fri Nov 25 12:17:59 IST 2022 amitabh-bachchans-voice-image-name-cannot-be-used-without-permission-delhi-hc <a href="http://www.theweek.in/news/entertainment/2022/11/25/amitabh-bachchans-voice-image-name-cannot-be-used-without-permission-delhi-hc.html"><img border="0" hspace="10" align="left" style="margin-top:3px;margin-right:5px;" src="http://img.theweek.in/content/dam/week/gallery/shots/2022/october-16-2022/people/72-Amitabh-Bachchan.jpg" /> <p>The Delhi High Court on Friday passed an interim order to prevent the use of Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan's name, voice or image without his permission. The 80-year-old actor had approached the HC seeking to protect his “personality attributes”.</p> <p>Ruling in favour of Bachchan, the court also directed telecom service providers and the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology to pull down all websites and links flagged by Bachchan in his plea.</p> <p>Service providers have also been instructed to block access to all phone numbers used to circulate messages on messaging apps like WhatsApp, which amount to infringement of Bachchan's rights, Live Law stated in a report.</p> <p>Senior advocate Harish Salve, who appeared for Bachchan, said that various <i>Kaun Banega Crorepati (KBC)</i> lucky draws and scams were being run using the veteran actor's photograph without his permission.&nbsp;He said besides the lottery, domain names were registered under the actor's name; there was Amitabh Bachchan Video Call and even T-shirts bearing his photographs.</p> <p>&quot;It cannot seriously be disputed that the plaintiff is a well-known personality and is also represented in various advertisements,&quot; Justice Navin Chawla said, noting that the actor &quot;is aggrieved&quot; by those using his celebrity status to promote their services without his permission.</p> <p>Bachchan is the host of popular TV game show <i>KBC,</i> which is now in its 14th season.</p> http://www.theweek.in/news/entertainment/2022/11/25/amitabh-bachchans-voice-image-name-cannot-be-used-without-permission-delhi-hc.html http://www.theweek.in/news/entertainment/2022/11/25/amitabh-bachchans-voice-image-name-cannot-be-used-without-permission-delhi-hc.html Fri Nov 25 12:50:02 IST 2022 drishyam-2-crosses-rs-100-crore-mark-at-box-office <a href="http://www.theweek.in/news/entertainment/2022/11/25/drishyam-2-crosses-rs-100-crore-mark-at-box-office.html"><img border="0" hspace="10" align="left" style="margin-top:3px;margin-right:5px;" src="http://img.theweek.in/content/dam/week/news/entertainment/images/2022/11/25/drishyam-ajay-devgn.jpg" /> <p><i>Drishyam 2</i>, headlined by Ajay Devgn, has minted more than Rs 100 crore at the domestic box office, the makers said on Friday.</p> <p>In a press note, production banner Panorama Studios shared the latest box office figures of the film, which opened to positive reviews upon its release on November 18. &quot;The film has shattered many records since its release. The second highest grosser and opener of the year has entered the Rs 100 crore club in its first week, the statement read.</p> <p>The movie is a sequel to Devgn's 2015 crime thriller<i> Drishyam,</i> which was the Hindi remake of the Mohanlal-starrer Malayalam movie of the same name. The sequel to the Malayalam film released in February 2021.</p> <p><i>Drishyam 2</i> also stars Shriya Saran, Tabu, Rajat Kapoor, and Ishita Dutta and Akshaye Khanna.</p> <p>It is produced by Bhushan Kumar, Kumar Mangat Pathak, Abhishek Pathak and Krishan Kumar. The film is presented by Viacom18 Studios, T-Series and Panorama Studios.&nbsp;</p> http://www.theweek.in/news/entertainment/2022/11/25/drishyam-2-crosses-rs-100-crore-mark-at-box-office.html http://www.theweek.in/news/entertainment/2022/11/25/drishyam-2-crosses-rs-100-crore-mark-at-box-office.html Fri Nov 25 12:01:47 IST 2022 alia-bhatt-ranbir-kapoor-baby-name-raha-meaning <a href="http://www.theweek.in/news/entertainment/2022/11/24/alia-bhatt-ranbir-kapoor-baby-name-raha-meaning.html"><img border="0" hspace="10" align="left" style="margin-top:3px;margin-right:5px;" src="http://img.theweek.in/content/dam/week/gallery/shots/2022/november-20-2022/people/90-Alia-Bhatt-and-Ranbir-Kapoor.jpg" /> <p>Bollywood star Alia Bhatt, on Thursday, said she and her husband, actor Ranbir Kapoor, have named their newborn daughter Raha.</p> <p>Alia took to Instagram to share the update and said it was Ranbir's mother and veteran actor Neetu Kapoor who had chosen the name for their child.</p> <p>&quot;The name Raha (chosen by her wise and wonderful Dadi) has so many beautiful meanings...&quot; Alia said in a post.</p> <p>Alia, who gave birth on November 6, also shared the meaning of the name in four languages.</p> <p>&quot;Raha, in its purest form means divine path in Swahili she is Joy. In Sanskrit, Raha is a clan. In Bangla - rest, comfort, relief. In Arabic peace, it also means happiness, freedom &amp; bliss,&quot; she wrote.</p> <p>&quot;And true to her name, from the first moment we held her - we felt it ALL! Thank you Raha, for bringing our family to life, it feels as though our lives have only just begun,&quot; Alia wrote.</p> <p>The actor also shared a picture in the post which focused on the mini jersey of the Football Club Barcelona with 'Raha' written on the back. Ranbir is an ardent FC Barcelona fan.</p> <p>lia, 29, and Ranbir, 40, got married in an intimate ceremony in April. They announced the pregnancy in June.</p> <p>The star couple recently shared screen space for the first time in the blockbuster movie <i>Brahmastra Part One: Shiva</i>, which released worldwide in September.&nbsp;</p> http://www.theweek.in/news/entertainment/2022/11/24/alia-bhatt-ranbir-kapoor-baby-name-raha-meaning.html http://www.theweek.in/news/entertainment/2022/11/24/alia-bhatt-ranbir-kapoor-baby-name-raha-meaning.html Thu Nov 24 22:16:28 IST 2022 went-too-smart-with-raksha-bandhan-aanand-l-rai-on-films-poor-box-office-performance <a href="http://www.theweek.in/news/entertainment/2022/11/24/went-too-smart-with-raksha-bandhan-aanand-l-rai-on-films-poor-box-office-performance.html"><img border="0" hspace="10" align="left" style="margin-top:3px;margin-right:5px;" src="http://img.theweek.in/content/dam/week/news/entertainment/images/2022/11/24/rakshabandhan.jpg" /> <p>&quot;Success never damaged my head and failure never broke my heart,&quot; says filmmaker Aanand L Rai as he navigates his course of action following the underwhelming performance of his last two major releases—<i>Raksha Bandhan</i> and <i>Zero.</i></p> <p>Rai, the brain behind the blockbuster <i>Tanu Weds Manu </i>franchise and <i>Raanjhanaa,</i> believes the relationship between filmmakers and audiences is going through a stage of detachment.</p> <p>&quot;I feel there is a certain kind of detachment between the makers and audience. Is this our fault or their fault? No, it's nobody's fault. Right now we are just trying to figure out what went wrong.</p> <p>&quot;Did we take the audiences for granted and keep feeding them the same thing, which they didn't want? These are the questions which are rising in my mind,&quot; the 51-year-old director said.</p> <p>As a storyteller, Rai believes, the biggest mistake he committed while making <i>Raksha Bandhan</i> was &quot;differentiating&quot; between the audiences. &quot;I was wrong while making 'Raksha Bandhan' when I thought let me give them something which is more of India and let me cater to the audience in the B and C tier cities.</p> <p>&quot;I was wrong in differentiating between the audiences. That's not my job. I should focus more on the story rather than selecting the audience whom I want to cater to. This is my learning,&quot; he added.</p> <p>Quoting <i>Star Wars </i>creator-director George Lucas, Rai said learning to make films is easy but learning what to make films about is hard. He believes the film industry has failed in gauging the mood of the audience post the pandemic.</p> <p>&quot;We are battling the same thing and trying to find out what story will engage the audience at this moment and in this phase. Post-pandemic we have failed the audience with that.&quot;</p> <p>Not only the Akshay Kumar-led<i> Raksha Bandhan</i>, but most of the Hindi films including Aamir Khan’s<i> Laal Singh Chaddha, </i>Ranveer Singh’s <i>83</i> and<i> Jayeshbhai Jordaar</i>, Kumar’s <i>Samrat Prithviraj </i>and Kangana Ranaut’s <i>Dhaakad</i> failed to bring the crowd to the theatres.</p> <p>Alia Bhatt's <i>Gangubai Kathiawadi,</i> Kartik Aaryan-starrer <i>Bhool Bhulaiya 2</i>, <i>The Kashmir Files</i> and Ranbir Kapoor's <i>Brahmastra Part One: Shiva</i> are the only major box office successes Bollywood has seen this year.</p> <p>Post the golden run of the Ayan Mukerji directorial <i>Brahmastra, </i>many from the trade argued that in the age of OTT platforms only big spectacle movies will be able to perform well in cinemas.</p> <p>Mid-budget crime thriller <i>Drishyam 2,</i> the sequel of the Hindi remake of the Malayalam film of the same name headlined by Ajay Devgn and Tabu, is inching towards the Rs 100 crore mark at the domestic box office following its release last Friday.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Rai, however, believes it is still the story that runs the show. &quot;We all thought people wanted to watch a big spectacle, but then we saw 'Drishyam 2' working. So, it's the story.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&quot;It was never about stars, at least for me. My foundation was created by R Madhavan and Dhanush and the audience was watching those films.&quot;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>In the case of <i>Raksha Bandhan,</i> which was released in August this year, the filmmaker said it was inaccurate on his part to put the film in a &quot;bracket&quot;. &quot;Maybe, I went too smart with 'Raksha Bandhan'. I was trying to put it in a bracket and that's wrong.&quot;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Starring Kumar in the lead, <i>Raksha Bandhan</i> revolved around a brother and his relationship with his four sisters. It focused on his efforts to get his sisters married and tackled issues such as dowry and body shaming.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The director, who generally takes over two years to conceive a story and bring it to the screens, started working on <i>Raksha Bandhan</i> soon after <i>Atrangi Re</i>, which also featured Kumar along with Sara Ali Khan and Dhanush.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Even though it was his &quot;fastest film&quot;, Rai said he enjoyed the process of working on the movie. &quot;It was my fastest film but I relished it. I never made this film in a rush. I had fun. But I'm thinking hard about what didn't work. And I've understood that In 'Raksha Bandhan', the start, middle and ending, the highs and lows, everything was structured.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&quot;Unfortunately, its emotions were also formatted, which used to work and I thought it would work again. But was I dishonest? No, I was not. I was not living it superficially. There was a strategy which failed,&quot; he said.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Now when he is writing a new story, one thing that is clear in his mind is to return to his original fearless self, the director said.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>But still, Rai said, he doesn't feel the pressure of delivering a hit. &quot;Success never damaged my head, failure never broke my heart. I enjoy stories, I pass, I fail. It's a journey. Do I feel pressured? No. But I do think about the audience... There were some expectations from me and I was unable to deliver.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&quot;I was always gutsy and never played safe. But I think subconsciously I tried to do that with 'Raksha Bandhan' and I failed miserably.&quot; He believes the audience wants to see that gutsy filmmaker, who made <i>Tanu Weds Manu </i>and<i> Raanjhanaa</i>, and was politely telling these stories without screaming loudly.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&quot;I'm holding on to that. I have learned that I should keep on doing the gutsy work, without thinking of Rs 200 crore or Rs 300 crore. It's just --- cast it right, don't size it up,&quot; he added.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The filmmaker was in Goa to participate in an 'In Conversation' session at the ongoing 53rd International Film Festival of India (IFFI). Directors Kabir Khan, Luv Ranjan and producer Mahaveer Jain were also part of the discussion.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The IFFI will conclude on Sunday.&nbsp;</p> http://www.theweek.in/news/entertainment/2022/11/24/went-too-smart-with-raksha-bandhan-aanand-l-rai-on-films-poor-box-office-performance.html http://www.theweek.in/news/entertainment/2022/11/24/went-too-smart-with-raksha-bandhan-aanand-l-rai-on-films-poor-box-office-performance.html Thu Nov 24 16:54:54 IST 2022 actor-vikram-gokhale-suffering-from-multiple-organ-failure-family-confirms <a href="http://www.theweek.in/news/entertainment/2022/11/24/actor-vikram-gokhale-suffering-from-multiple-organ-failure-family-confirms.html"><img border="0" hspace="10" align="left" style="margin-top:3px;margin-right:5px;" src="http://img.theweek.in/content/dam/week/news/entertainment/images/2022/11/24/vikram-gokhale-ani.jpg" /> <p>Veteran actor Vikram Gokhale is in critical condition and suffers from multiple organ failure, his wife confirmed on Thursday amid rumours about his death. The 77-year-old actor is admitted to Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital in Pune.</p> <p>&quot;Mr Vikram Gokhale is critical since last 24 hours. Doctors are trying their best. He is not responding to the treatment as expected,” his wife Vrishali said on Thursday morning. Gokhale is known for prominent roles in movies, television shows and Marathi theatre.</p> <p>Dismissing reports of his death, Gokhale's daughter said on Wednesday that he is on life support. “Keep praying,” she said.</p> <p>Gokhale, who has been in the hospital for over a week, was responding to treatments but he suddenly went into a coma on Tuesday,<i> Indian Express </i>reported.</p> <p>Known for playing men of authority on screen, Gokhale has acted in several Marathi and Bollywood films, including the Amitabh Bachchan-starrer <i>Agneepath</i> (1990), <i>Bhool Bhulaiyaa</i> (2007), <i>Natsamrat </i>(2015) and <i>Mission Mangal</i> (2019). His latest release is the Marathi film <i>Godavari.</i></p> <p>-with PTI inputs</p> http://www.theweek.in/news/entertainment/2022/11/24/actor-vikram-gokhale-suffering-from-multiple-organ-failure-family-confirms.html http://www.theweek.in/news/entertainment/2022/11/24/actor-vikram-gokhale-suffering-from-multiple-organ-failure-family-confirms.html Thu Nov 24 15:07:20 IST 2022 shraddha-walkar-murder-movie-hit-second-case-similarities-aftab-poonawala <a href="http://www.theweek.in/news/entertainment/2022/11/23/shraddha-walkar-murder-movie-hit-second-case-similarities-aftab-poonawala.html"><img border="0" hspace="10" align="left" style="margin-top:3px;margin-right:5px;" src="http://img.theweek.in/content/dam/week/news/entertainment/images/2022/11/23/hit-second-case.jpg" /> <p>It is a coincidence that there are &quot;a lot of similarities&quot; between the murder of call centre employee Shraddha Walkar and the incident under investigation in his upcoming film <i>HIT: The Second Case</i>, actor Adivi Sesh said on Wednesday.</p> <p>The trailer of the movie revolves around the brutal murder of a woman called Sanjana who was &quot;butchered&quot; to death. The over 2-minute-long video also features shots of an electric saw and a knife.</p> <p>At the event, Sesh said director Sailesh Kolanu had written the story months before the murder took place. It is purely by chance that one of the characters in &quot;HIT: The Second Case&quot; is named Shraddha, who assists the police in the probe.</p> <p>Asked to comment on how the trailer of the film had some shades of the Mehrauli killing, Sesh said it was an &quot;eerie coincidence&quot;.</p> <p>&quot;It is really a coincidence... There is (also) a character called Shraddha in our movie and the incident being described in our movie as a case. Sailesh wrote the script months before the incident,&quot; the &quot;Major&quot; star said.</p> <p>&quot;We don't wish this on anyone. But it is an eerie coincidence. There are a lot of similarities between the case that is being dealt with in the movie and real-life incident,&quot; he added.</p> <p>Walkar's live-in partner Aaftab Amin Poonawala is accused of allegedly strangling her and sawing her body into 35 pieces which he kept in a 300-litre fridge for almost three weeks at his residence in South Delhi's Mehrauli before dumping them across the city over several days past midnight. The murder took place in May.</p> <p>According to sources, a narco test on Poonawala is likely to be conducted on Thursday.</p> http://www.theweek.in/news/entertainment/2022/11/23/shraddha-walkar-murder-movie-hit-second-case-similarities-aftab-poonawala.html http://www.theweek.in/news/entertainment/2022/11/23/shraddha-walkar-murder-movie-hit-second-case-similarities-aftab-poonawala.html Wed Nov 23 22:36:00 IST 2022 3-words-dragged-into-controversy-richa-chadha-apologises-for-galwan-says-hi-tweet <a href="http://www.theweek.in/news/entertainment/2022/11/24/3-words-dragged-into-controversy-richa-chadha-apologises-for-galwan-says-hi-tweet.html"><img border="0" hspace="10" align="left" style="margin-top:3px;margin-right:5px;" src="http://img.theweek.in/content/dam/week/gallery/shots/2020/november-29-2020/people/104-Richa-Chadha.jpg" /> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Bollywood actress Richa Chadha has apologised for her controversial tweet on the 2020 Galwan valley clash, amid huge backlash on social media. In the now-deleted tweet, Richa had reacted to Northern Army Commander Lieutenant General Upendra Dwivedi's statement that the army is “fully prepared to take back PoK”.</p> <p>Sharing the statement, Richa tweeted: 'Galwan says hi'. The tweet snowballed into a row with the BJP <a href="https://www.theweek.in/news/entertainment/2022/11/24/actor-richa-chadha-faces-backlash-for-galwan-tweet.html" target="_blank">condemning the actress</a> for “mocking the sacrifice of our soldiers at Galwan”. Several Twitter users slammed the actress for the “insensitive and shameful” tweet.</p> <p>The actress deleted the tweet and issued a statement in which she apologised for hurting the feelings of soldiers. She said that three words were dragged into a controversy, and shared about members of her family who have served in the armed forces.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>“Even though it can never be my intention in the least, if the 3 words which are being dragged into a controversy have offended or hurt anyone, I apologise and say that it would sadden me if even unintentionally my words have triggered this feeling in my brothers in the Fauj of which my own Nanaji has been an illustrious part.” As a Lt. Col, he took a bullet in the leg in the Indo-China war, in 1960s. My Mamaji was a paratrooper. It's in my blood,” he said.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>She further said: “A whole family is affected when their son is martyred or even injured while saving the nation which is made up of people like us and I personally know how it feels. It is an emotive issue for me.”</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://www.theweek.in/news/entertainment/2022/11/24/3-words-dragged-into-controversy-richa-chadha-apologises-for-galwan-says-hi-tweet.html http://www.theweek.in/news/entertainment/2022/11/24/3-words-dragged-into-controversy-richa-chadha-apologises-for-galwan-says-hi-tweet.html Thu Nov 24 12:49:36 IST 2022 kantara-chup-revenge-of-the-artist-ghislaine-maxwell-filthy-rich-girls-hostel-30-ott-releases-this-week <a href="http://www.theweek.in/news/entertainment/2022/11/23/kantara-chup-revenge-of-the-artist-ghislaine-maxwell-filthy-rich-girls-hostel-30-ott-releases-this-week.html"><img border="0" hspace="10" align="left" style="margin-top:3px;margin-right:5px;" src="http://img.theweek.in/content/dam/week/news/entertainment/images/2022/11/23/kantara-chup-ghislaine-maxwell.jpg" /> <p>As we head towards the end of November, there is a long lineup of exciting releases on streaming platforms. Quite a few films which hit the big screens recently, arrive on OTT platforms, along with fresh seasons of shows.</p> <p>Let us take a quick look at what to binge on Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Disney Plus Hotstar and other platforms this week.</p> <p><b>Kantara: Amazon Prime Video</b></p> <p><b>Release date: November 24</b></p> <p>The Kannada film received rave reviews after its theatrical release in Hindi and other south Indian languages recently. Written, directed and fronted by Rishab Shetty, the period action thriller is set in a fictional village of Dakshina Kannada. Kantara follows a Kambala champion who comes to loggerheads with a forest range officer. The film was praised for its stunning visuals that captured the culture and rituals of coastal Karnataka.</p> <p><b>Chup: Revenge of the Artist: ZEE5</b></p> <p><b>Release date: November 25</b></p> <p>The Dulquer Salmaan-starrer psychological thriller received good reviews when it first released in theatres recently. Also featuring Shreya Dhanwanthary, Sunny Deol and Pooja Bhatt, <i>Chup</i> is directed by R. Balki. The film revolves around a serial killer who targets movie critics.</p> <p><b>Padavettu: Netflix</b></p> <p><b>Release date: November 25</b></p> <p>The political drama, starring Nivin Pauly in the lead, also released in theatres recently. Directed by Liju Krishna, the film revolves around the struggles of an oppressed section of society and their fight for justice. Set in a village in north Kerala, the film also features Aditi Balan of <i>Aruvi</i> fame.</p> <p><b>Prince: Netflix</b></p> <p><b>Release date: November 25</b></p> <p>The Telugu-Tamil romantic comedy revolves around a teacher essayed by Sivakarthikeyan, who falls in love with a British woman. The film directed by Anudeep Kv also features Maria Ryaboshapka and Sathyaraj.</p> <p><b>Ghislaine Maxwell: Filthy Rich – Netflix</b></p> <p><b>Release date: November 25</b></p> <p>The documentary focuses on former British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell who was sentenced to 20 years in prison on counts of sex trafficking. Maxwell who was Jeffrey Epstein's accomplice was convicted for recruiting and grooming minor girls to participate in illegal sexual acts.</p> <p><b>Chello Show: Netflix</b></p> <p><b>Release date: November 25</b></p> <p>The Gujarati film is India's official entry to the 95th Academy Awards. The semi-biographical coming-of-age drama, written and directed by Pan Nalin, follows nine-year-old cinema lover Samay. The film will also be available to watch with Hindi dubbing on the streamer.</p> <p><b>Girls Hostel 3.0: SonyLIV</b></p> <p><b>Release date: November 25</b></p> <p>The show about a bunch of girls, their relationships and their struggles to build a life of their own, was received well by the audience, and it is set to be back with an exciting season. With more twists and drama, the third season will feature Ahsaas Channa, Srishti Shrivastava, Simran Natekar and Parul Gulati.</p> <p><b>Meet Cute: SonyLIV</b></p> <p><b>Release date: November 25</b></p> <p>The Telugu anthology series revolves around five lead characters, their accidental meetups and relationships. Produced by Nani, and directed by Deepthi Gant, the anthology features actors like Satyaraj, Rojini Molleti, Dikshit Shetty. Akansha Singh among others.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://www.theweek.in/news/entertainment/2022/11/23/kantara-chup-revenge-of-the-artist-ghislaine-maxwell-filthy-rich-girls-hostel-30-ott-releases-this-week.html http://www.theweek.in/news/entertainment/2022/11/23/kantara-chup-revenge-of-the-artist-ghislaine-maxwell-filthy-rich-girls-hostel-30-ott-releases-this-week.html Wed Nov 23 13:08:39 IST 2022 trisha-completes-filming-of-maiden-web-series-brinda <a href="http://www.theweek.in/news/entertainment/2022/11/22/trisha-completes-filming-of-maiden-web-series-brinda.html"><img border="0" hspace="10" align="left" style="margin-top:3px;margin-right:5px;" src="http://img.theweek.in/content/dam/week/news/entertainment/images/2021/7/14/trisha-krishnan-pic.jpg" /> <p>South Indian actor Trisha Krishnan has finished shooting for her debut OTT series <i>Brinda</i>, the actor announced on Tuesday.</p> <p>The <i>Ponniyin Selvan: I</i> star shared the news on Instagram and posted a photo from the show's set.</p> <p>&quot;And it’s a wrap. Thank you to each and every one who worked by, with and for #Brinda Season 1 on its way... (sic),&quot; Krishnan wrote.</p> <p>The 39-year-old actor reportedly plays the role of a cop in the Telugu-language series, directed by Surya Vangala.</p> <p><i>Brinda</i> will debut on a leading streaming platform soon.</p> <p>Krishnan was most recently seen in filmmaker Mani Ratnam's magnum opus <i>Ponniyin Selvan: I</i>. Her upcoming projects include <i>Sathuranga Vettai 2</i> with Arvind Swamy, Mohanlal-starrer <i>Ram</i> and <i>The Road</i>.</p> http://www.theweek.in/news/entertainment/2022/11/22/trisha-completes-filming-of-maiden-web-series-brinda.html http://www.theweek.in/news/entertainment/2022/11/22/trisha-completes-filming-of-maiden-web-series-brinda.html Tue Nov 22 20:36:19 IST 2022 actor-richa-chadha-faces-backlash-for-galwan-tweet <a href="http://www.theweek.in/news/entertainment/2022/11/24/actor-richa-chadha-faces-backlash-for-galwan-tweet.html"><img border="0" hspace="10" align="left" style="margin-top:3px;margin-right:5px;" src="http://img.theweek.in/content/dam/week/gallery/shots/2021/june-06-2021/people/72-Richa-Chadha.jpg" /> <p>Bollywood Actor Richa Chadha comes under fire on social media for her reaction on Twitter to the statement of Northern Army Commander Lt General Upendra Dwivedi saying the Indian Army is prepared to take Pakistan-occupied Kashmir back. The actor's reaction to the tweet was 'Galwan says hi'.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>BJP's Manjinder Singh Sira tweeted saying that insult to our armed forces cannot be justified. &quot;Disgraceful tweet. Should be withdrawn at the earliest. Insulting our armed forces is not justified,&quot; Sirsa tweeted.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Chada's reaction came to a tweet saying &quot;We r fully prepared to take back PoK from Pakistan. We r waiting the orders from the govt. We will complete the operation quickly. Before that if Pakistan is violating ceasefire, the answer will be different, even they can not imagine.&quot;</p> <p>- Commanding-in-Chief Northern Command IA.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The actor tweeted sharing a post on the statement that 'Galwan says hi'.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Soon after her reaction to the tweet, several people in social media especially BJP came to the forefront slamming the actor's reaction towards the Indian Army.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Following a huge backlash, the actor deleted the tweet and apologised.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&quot;An actor Richa Chadha has made a joke dragging Galwan valley in her tweet. I demand the Chief Minister and Home Minister to take stringent action on this. Such actors, who make anti-national tweets should be banned,&quot; said Anand Dubey, Shiv Sena spokesperson, reported ANI.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Northern Army Commander Lt General Upendra Dwivedi's statement came in the context of defence minister Rajnath Singh's earlier comment that India's goal is to reclaim the Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>According to media reports, Lt General Dwivedi said that the military is always ready to make sure that ceasefire understanding is never broken as it is in the interest of both nations, but if broken at any time, we will give them a befitting reply.&nbsp;</p> http://www.theweek.in/news/entertainment/2022/11/24/actor-richa-chadha-faces-backlash-for-galwan-tweet.html http://www.theweek.in/news/entertainment/2022/11/24/actor-richa-chadha-faces-backlash-for-galwan-tweet.html Thu Nov 24 12:29:22 IST 2022 is-salman-khan-teaming-up-with-ajay-devgn-in-the-upcoming-movie-bholaa <a href="http://www.theweek.in/news/entertainment/2022/11/22/is-salman-khan-teaming-up-with-ajay-devgn-in-the-upcoming-movie-bholaa.html"><img border="0" hspace="10" align="left" style="margin-top:3px;margin-right:5px;" src="http://img.theweek.in/content/dam/week/news/entertainment/images/2021/4/21/salman-khan-gym-insta.jpg" /> <p>Recently, there have been reports that Bollywood star Salman Khan was approached by the makers of Ajay Devgn's upcoming movie&nbsp;<i>Bholaa</i>, for a sequel of the movie.&nbsp;<i>Bholaa</i>&nbsp;is the remake of Kollywood thriller&nbsp;<i>Kaithi</i>, which was directed by Lokesh Kanagaraj.&nbsp;</p> <p>Kanagaraj had turned&nbsp;<i>Kaithi</i>&nbsp;into a franchise, with Kamal Haasan's&nbsp;<i>Vikram</i>&nbsp;and the upcoming&nbsp;<i>Kaithi 2</i>. Kollywood star Suriya had played a cameo in&nbsp;<i>Vikram&nbsp;</i>and is set to reprise his role in the sequel to&nbsp;<i>Kaithi</i>. This could possibly have led to the rumours that a star of the stature of Salman Khan may be roped in to star in the sequel to&nbsp;<i>Bholaa</i>.&nbsp;</p> <p>A trailer of&nbsp;<i>Bholaa&nbsp;</i>was released on Tuesday. Soon after the release of the trailer, there were reports that said Salman Khan was approached by the makers of&nbsp;<i>Bholaa&nbsp;</i>to play a major role in the movie's sequel.</p> <p><i>Bholaa&nbsp;</i>is being directed by<i>&nbsp;</i>Devgn himself.</p> <p>However, the makers of&nbsp;<i>Bholaa&nbsp;</i>have now come out with a clarification saying while Salman Khan and Ajay Devgn share a good rapport, the former will not be part of the&nbsp;<i>Bholaa-verse.&nbsp;</i></p> <p>“There are news reports doing the rounds in the media about Ajay Devgn approaching Salman Khan for&nbsp;<i>Bholaa&nbsp;</i>sequel. Salman Khan and Ajay Devgn share a great rapport &amp; friendship. However, Ajay has not approached him for the sequel of&nbsp;<i>Bholaa</i>. Currently, Ajay Sir is busy with the post production of his directorial,&nbsp;<i>Bholaa</i>,” a statement from the makers of the movie said.</p> <p>Devgn, meanwhile, has been basking in the success of&nbsp;<i>Drishyam 2</i>, that amassed over Rs 64 crore in the first week of its release.</p> http://www.theweek.in/news/entertainment/2022/11/22/is-salman-khan-teaming-up-with-ajay-devgn-in-the-upcoming-movie-bholaa.html http://www.theweek.in/news/entertainment/2022/11/22/is-salman-khan-teaming-up-with-ajay-devgn-in-the-upcoming-movie-bholaa.html Tue Nov 22 19:05:36 IST 2022 manushi-chhillar-dating-billionaire-businessman-zerodha-founder-nikhil-kamath <a href="http://www.theweek.in/news/entertainment/2022/11/22/manushi-chhillar-dating-billionaire-businessman-zerodha-founder-nikhil-kamath.html"><img border="0" hspace="10" align="left" style="margin-top:3px;margin-right:5px;" src="http://img.theweek.in/content/dam/week/news/entertainment/images/2022/11/22/manushi-nikhil.jpg" /> <p>Bollywood actor and former Miss World Manushi Chhillar is reportedly dating billionaire businessman Nikhil Kamath, who is the founder of the popular trading platform Zerodha.</p> <p>According to media reports, 25-year-old Chhillar and 35-year-old Kamath, have been dating each other since 2021. Kamath was earlier married to Amanda Puravankara. The two got separated in 2021.</p> <p>A few photos of Manushi Chhillar and Nikhil Kamath are doing the rounds on the internet.</p> <p>The two are keeping their relationship private as Chhillar wants to focus on her acting career.</p> <p><i>Hindustan Times</i>&nbsp;quoted a source as saying that the two have moved in together. &quot;Currently, Manushi is focused on her Bollywood career, thus she doesn’t wish to talk about her love life as it might take away the attention,&quot; the source reportedly said.</p> <p>The relatives and friends of the two are familiar with each other. However, neither the businessman nor the actor publicly acknowledged their relationship.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://www.theweek.in/news/entertainment/2022/11/22/manushi-chhillar-dating-billionaire-businessman-zerodha-founder-nikhil-kamath.html http://www.theweek.in/news/entertainment/2022/11/22/manushi-chhillar-dating-billionaire-businessman-zerodha-founder-nikhil-kamath.html Tue Nov 22 21:54:41 IST 2022 emraan-hashmi-concludes-filming-for-next-film-ground-zero <a href="http://www.theweek.in/news/entertainment/2022/11/22/emraan-hashmi-concludes-filming-for-next-film-ground-zero.html"><img border="0" hspace="10" align="left" style="margin-top:3px;margin-right:5px;" src="http://img.theweek.in/content/dam/week/gallery/shots/2021/october-31-2021/people/73-Emraan-Hashmi.jpg" /> <p>Bollywood star Emraan Hashmi on Tuesday said he has wrapped filming for his upcoming movie <i>Ground Zero.</i></p> <p>The film, which is reportedly a military thriller, is directed by Tejas Vijay Deoskar, known for Marathi films such as<i> Ajinkya </i>and <i>Bucket List.</i></p> <p>Hashmi took to Twitter and posted several photos with the team of &quot;Ground Zero&quot; from the movie's set. &quot;#Groundzero wrapped!!&quot; the 43-year-old actor captioned the post.</p> <p>Deoskar also shared the news on his Instagram Stories and penned a note, recalling his experience of working with Hashmi. &quot;It was an absolute pleasure working with you. We started, we worked hard and today, we finished on a high. Now, only upwards and onwards!&quot; he wrote.</p> <p><i>Ground Zero</i> is backed by Excel Entertainment, the production banner of actor-filmmaker Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani.</p> <p>Hashmi's upcoming projects also include <i>Tiger 3 </i>with Salman Khan and <i>Selfiee</i>, co-starring Akshay Kumar.&nbsp;</p> http://www.theweek.in/news/entertainment/2022/11/22/emraan-hashmi-concludes-filming-for-next-film-ground-zero.html http://www.theweek.in/news/entertainment/2022/11/22/emraan-hashmi-concludes-filming-for-next-film-ground-zero.html Tue Nov 22 13:57:54 IST 2022 im-a-man-whos-trying-to-make-a-plan-sidharth-malhotra <a href="http://www.theweek.in/news/entertainment/2022/11/21/im-a-man-whos-trying-to-make-a-plan-sidharth-malhotra.html"><img border="0" hspace="10" align="left" style="margin-top:3px;margin-right:5px;" src="http://img.theweek.in/content/dam/week/gallery/shots/2017/september-24-2017/people/73-Sidharth-Malhotra.jpg" /> <p>&quot;I'm learning to surrender now,&quot; says actor Sidharth Malhotra, leaving destiny to plan his career in films.</p> <p>The Delhi-born actor, who recently completed 10 years in the Hindi film industry, said his entry in showbiz is the result of a plan that didn't work out in the first place.</p> <p>&quot;In my life, whatever I've planned has not really panned out within that time frame. I'm a man who's trying to make a plan but eventually I have realised that God or destiny had other plans for me. So, I'm learning to surrender now,&quot; Malhotra told PTI in an interview.</p> <p>In the late 2000s, Malhotra came to Mumbai, the home of Hindi cinema, to become an actor. He had successfully auditioned for a film with a prominent filmmaker but the project never materialised.</p> <p>&quot;I thought I cracked it at such a young age. But that film never took off. So that plan did not work out okay. And then I was out of a job in Bombay.</p> <p>&quot;I was thinking that I'll make some pocket money in modelling and that plan only worked out for a few months. Then, I was out of a job again and struggling to survive in Bombay. I never planned to be an assistant director but I became one. Life has taught me so much,&quot; the 37-year-old actor said.</p> <p>Malhotra served as an assistant director on Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol's 2010 movie <i>My Name is Khan</i>, directed by Karan Johar.</p> <p>Two years later, Johar launched the actor with his 2012 directorial Student of the Year, along with Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan.</p> <p>Since then, Malhotra has had a whirlwind journey in the industry with both hits and misses to his credit. Some of his successful films include <i>Hasee Toh Phasee</i> (2014), <i>Ek Villain</i> (2014), <i>Kapoor &amp; Sons</i> (2016) and <i>Shershaah </i>(2021).</p> <p>&quot;Hard work, blood and sweat&quot; is how the actor would sum up his first decade in the industry.</p> <p>&quot;It's an extremely demanding profession contrary to what people think that we live a very glamorous life. It takes a lot to showcase emotions on screen and that too different emotions every few months.</p> <p>&quot;I have so many moments to be grateful for. Coming from Delhi and penetrating into an alien industry, leaving behind my family. I have to be grateful because I feel wherever I would land up, it'll be a little bit more than where I started off from,&quot; he said.</p> <p>Malhotra said he has grown both as a performer and as a filmmaker in the last 10 years.</p> <p>&quot;I feel the filmmaker in me has grown. The actor in me has learned so much. I feel I finally have a voice. I can voice my personality or my viewpoints now much better in the filmmaking language. Maybe because I was an assistant director, I have that 'keeda' (bug) in me to be creatively involved in other aspects.&quot;</p> <p>The actor has also realised the true meaning of success, he added.</p> <p>&quot;I realised that the true value for any actor is when his scenes or films are remembered beyond time. When people meet me now and if they would tell me a scene from <i>Hasee Toh Phasee</i> or <i>Kapoor &amp; Sons</i>, that is the true wealth.</p> <p>&quot;The number and the business aspect kind of fizzles out over the years. The true test for any actor is how many people remember your work.&quot;</p> <p>The actor said his 2021 release Shershaah, in which he played the role of Kargil War hero Captain Vikram Batra, is a gift that keeps giving.</p> <p>&quot;With Shershaah, the kind of love I got and still get is extremely gratifying. It's something that makes me realise that this is what we are working for,&quot; he said.</p> <p>About the work that didn't resonate with the audience, Malhotra said he has only drawn lessons from those films.</p> <p>&quot;I try to react instinctively to every script and every story. So, there are no regrets. I work equally hard for every film. The result of it is something that is obviously not up to me, which is the case in any creative field.</p> <p>&quot;I've learned from those films as well. You learn more from the film that doesn't go your way because you introspect and try to better. That's what I've strived for always,&quot; he said.</p> <p>Making cinema is a tough job, added the actor, as he believes even &quot;the biggest stars and the legends have also had days when they could not match up to the expectations&quot;.</p> <p>&quot;I think that is part and parcel (of the job). It's more of the social media today that tries to make a mountain out of a molehill but it's been happening since the word go, whether it's plays, songs or movies.</p> <p>&quot;I initially used to be very sensitive. But over the years, I've matured to realise that it's part of the business. It also makes me realise that you can't take this business for granted. So it keeps a person like me who's come from the outside completely on my toes.&quot;</p> <p>Malhotra's last release was <i>Thank God</i> and he will next be seen in two films—action-thriller <i>Yodha </i>and <i>Mission Majnu</i>, a spy drama which will also star Rashmika Mandanna.</p> <p>The actor will also make his OTT debut with filmmaker Rohit Shetty's series <i>Indian Police Force</i>.</p> http://www.theweek.in/news/entertainment/2022/11/21/im-a-man-whos-trying-to-make-a-plan-sidharth-malhotra.html http://www.theweek.in/news/entertainment/2022/11/21/im-a-man-whos-trying-to-make-a-plan-sidharth-malhotra.html Mon Nov 21 22:05:09 IST 2022 rajinikanth-baba-to-be-re-released-in-theatres-with-re-edits <a href="http://www.theweek.in/news/entertainment/2022/11/21/rajinikanth-baba-to-be-re-released-in-theatres-with-re-edits.html"><img border="0" hspace="10" align="left" style="margin-top:3px;margin-right:5px;" src="http://img.theweek.in/content/dam/week/news/entertainment/images/2022/11/21/baba-movie.jpg" /> <p>Kollywood action drama&nbsp;<i>Baba&nbsp;</i>may not have been one of the finest films in superstar Rajinikanth's outstanding cinematic career, but one cannot argue with the fact that it has a cult following. Now, if you are a fan of the movie, there is some good news for you. The 2002 film, directed by Suresh Krissna, is all set to be re-released after being &quot;re-edited from a completely new angle.&quot;</p> <p>The re-edited version of&nbsp;<i>Baba</i>, a supernatural thriller in which Rajinikant plays an atheist, who as it turns out is an incarnation of a sage from the Himalayas, is expected to find favour with a younger audience.</p> <p>&quot;The film is now gearing up for a new screening again, with a new look, that has been re-edited from a completely new angle. Not only that, every frame is digitally enhanced with color grading as per this modern technology, a press release from the actor read.&nbsp;</p> <p>&quot;All the songs of the film, which are full of scintillating music by AR Rahman like 'Maya Maya', 'Shakti Kodu.(sic),&quot; it further said.</p> <p>Baba, which also starred Manisha Koirala, Ashish Vidhyarthi, and Vijayakumar, may not have been a superhit as expected, but the 'Baba Mudra', a signature style of the Rajinikanth in the movie, obtained an iconic ststus among fans of the actor.</p> http://www.theweek.in/news/entertainment/2022/11/21/rajinikanth-baba-to-be-re-released-in-theatres-with-re-edits.html http://www.theweek.in/news/entertainment/2022/11/21/rajinikanth-baba-to-be-re-released-in-theatres-with-re-edits.html Mon Nov 21 21:44:20 IST 2022 shah-rukh-khan-to-be-felicitated-at-red-sea-international-film-festival <a href="http://www.theweek.in/news/entertainment/2022/11/21/shah-rukh-khan-to-be-felicitated-at-red-sea-international-film-festival.html"><img border="0" hspace="10" align="left" style="margin-top:3px;margin-right:5px;" src="http://img.theweek.in/content/dam/week/news/entertainment/images/2022/11/21/shah-rukh-rahul-r-pattom.jpg" /> <p>Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan will receive an Honorary Award at the second edition of the Red Sea International Film Festival in Saudi Arabia.</p> <p>In a statement, the festival organisers said the actor is being recognised for his &quot;exceptional contribution&quot; to the film industry. He will be felicitated with the honour at the festival's opening ceremony on December 1 in Jeddah on the eastern shore of the Red Sea.</p> <p>Khan said he is looking forward to celebrating the region's talent and being a part of the exciting film community.</p> <p>&quot;I am truly honoured to receive this award from the Red Sea International Film Festival. It's wonderful to be here among my fans from Saudi and the region who have always been huge supporters of my films,&quot; said the 57-year-old actor, who is reportedly shooting for his upcoming film <i>Dunki </i>in Saudi Arabia.</p> <p>Mohammed Al Turki, CEO of the RedSeaIFF, hailed Khan as a &quot;remarkable talent and global superstar&quot;.</p> <p>&quot;He has captivated audiences since his earliest performances and is one of the world's most renowned actors working today. After 30 years in the industry, Shah Rukh Khan remains one of the most successful superstars of Indian cinema and is beloved by audiences around the world. We look forward to welcoming him to Jeddah this December,&quot; Turki added.</p> <p>The Red Sea International Film Festival, which will conclude on December 10, will present 131 feature films and shorts from 61 countries in 41 languages.</p> <p>Khan will next be seen in filmmaker Siddharth Anand's <i>Pathaan</i>, which is set to be released in January 2023. He will also feature in Atlee's action-entertainer <i>Jawan.</i></p> http://www.theweek.in/news/entertainment/2022/11/21/shah-rukh-khan-to-be-felicitated-at-red-sea-international-film-festival.html http://www.theweek.in/news/entertainment/2022/11/21/shah-rukh-khan-to-be-felicitated-at-red-sea-international-film-festival.html Mon Nov 21 16:18:38 IST 2022 chiranjeevi-named-indian-film-personality-of-the-year-at-53rd-iffi <a href="http://www.theweek.in/news/entertainment/2022/11/20/chiranjeevi-named-indian-film-personality-of-the-year-at-53rd-iffi.html"><img border="0" hspace="10" align="left" style="margin-top:3px;margin-right:5px;" src="http://img.theweek.in/content/dam/week/news/entertainment/images/2021/4/21/Chiranjeevi-insta.jpg" /> <p>The 53rd edition of the International Film Festival of India on Sunday honoured superstar Chiranjeevi with the Indian Film Personality of the Year Award.</p> <p>Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur made the announcement at the IFFI opening ceremony in Panaji.</p> <p>In his film career spanning more than four decades, Chiranjeevi has starred in more than 150 feature films in Telugu, as well as some in Hindi, Tamil and Kannada.</p> <p>One of the most prominent artists in Telugu cinema, the veteran actor is known for his zestful dance performances and powerful fight sequences in films such as <i>Gharana Mogudu</i>, <i>Khaidi</i>, <i>Indra</i>, and <i>Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy</i>, among others.</p> <p>In 2008, Chiranjeevi founded the Praja Rajyam Party and went on to become an MLA. He later merged his political party with the Indian National Congress and became a Rajya Sabha member.</p> <p>He served as the Union minister of tourism from 2012 and 2014.</p> <p>The 67-year-old actor was honoured with the Padma Bhushan, India's third highest civilian award, in 2006 for his contribution to Indian cinema.</p> <p>Chiranjeevi was last seen on the big screen in this year's action blockbuster <i>Godfather</i>, which also featured superstar Salman Khan in a special appearance.&nbsp;</p> http://www.theweek.in/news/entertainment/2022/11/20/chiranjeevi-named-indian-film-personality-of-the-year-at-53rd-iffi.html http://www.theweek.in/news/entertainment/2022/11/20/chiranjeevi-named-indian-film-personality-of-the-year-at-53rd-iffi.html Sun Nov 20 22:37:33 IST 2022 rohit-zinjurke-becomes-bluechip-gaming-brands-ambassador <a href="http://www.theweek.in/news/entertainment/2022/11/21/rohit-zinjurke-becomes-bluechip-gaming-brands-ambassador.html"><img border="0" hspace="10" align="left" style="margin-top:3px;margin-right:5px;" src="http://img.theweek.in/content/dam/week/news/sci-tech/image/Rohit-Zunjurke.jpg" /> <p>Rohit Zinjurke&nbsp;will be the new face of the BlueChip Brand. This cooperation is сalled to entertain the gaming community and popularize a healthier attitude to Sportsbook and Casino activities. The novice actor and the young brand found a lot of common ideas.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://rohitbluechip.com/" target="_blank">BlueChip</a> is a fresh ambitious brand providing an online gaming website combining casino games and high-quality sportsbooks. Successful combos are in the brand's essence: well-known games &amp; fresh tech solutions, diversity and stability, thrill and safeness. The platform is gaining popularity rapidly, and it is another match between the iGaming space and Indian idol.</p> <p>Rohit Zinjurke is a TikTok blogger, also known for his YouTube and Instagram pages, and as the main character of the popular song video Goli Maar De by Asees Kaur. The crush of millions, he sparked on the social media horizon with his vlogs, lipsing, music videos, dancing, and fashion photos.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>BlueChip and Rohit Zinjurke have penned a deal that will see them work together to create unique and exciting content for the website’s players and use the latter’s popularity with fans to drive engagement. And it’s curious to see what new activities can be born from this cooperation.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>“To begin with, all my activities are about real life and real emotions. I’m always trying to be honest with my audience and show them life as is but in the most entertaining way. BlueChip does the same. So we’ve literally found each other in the matter of values. We are looking in the same way, where it’s all about joy and passion, and being your real self, taking your most from life. No matter who you are and where you are from, you can feel more, experience more, and fill your time with real emotions!” — said Rohit about the new opportunity of working with the youngblood brand in the iGaming sphere.</p> <p>One more thing connecting Rohit and BlueChip is their striving to contact real people, creating a community with no usual stereotypes. They do not promote “ultimate success” as the primary purpose. Their main idea is to be right in the moment and feel free to have fun.</p> <p>Unlike most iGaming brands that use their ambassadors as the picture of fame and fortune or the idealistic role model of the platform’s customer, BlueChip, with this cooperation, states: we are for everyone who wants to enjoy the game. Promoting responsible gaming and a healthy attitude to the thrill, they break an old myth about casino games as a way to get a one-shot fortune to solve all the problems at once. You don’t have to be a billionaire to join the closed VIP community. You can enjoy the game among like-minded folks and challenge your luck — as the pastime option.</p> <p>“We’re all about the people that play and have fun at BlueChip. On the one hand, we create a convenient platform with multiple handy options and perks to make the game accessible and easy to play without obstacles, delays, or limitations. On the other hand, it’s our community that makes us. All feedback, wishes, needs, and hopes drive us to improve our product and become even better.</p> <p>We appreciate Rohit for our cooperation. He is natural and sincere, so he is perfect for communicating our values to the players. We don’t want to show off or paint an unrealistic picture of the gaming world. But together, we can create a healthy community, and glue can be the main thought of the game as fun, as the spice for one’s time, as the way to get more. So you can expect more activities, more content, and fresh ideas to find out: casino &amp; sportsbook can be unique and out-of-the-box, meaning out of the stereotypes you may be used to,” — says the <a href="https://rohitbluechip.com/" target="_blank">BlueChip</a> team.</p> <p><i>Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post, and the views expressed are those of the sponsor/author and do not represent the stand and views of THE WEEK.</i></p> http://www.theweek.in/news/entertainment/2022/11/21/rohit-zinjurke-becomes-bluechip-gaming-brands-ambassador.html http://www.theweek.in/news/entertainment/2022/11/21/rohit-zinjurke-becomes-bluechip-gaming-brands-ambassador.html Tue Nov 22 18:09:52 IST 2022 chris-hemsworth-at-increased-risk-of-developing-alzheimers-to-take-break-from-acting <a href="http://www.theweek.in/news/entertainment/2022/11/20/chris-hemsworth-at-increased-risk-of-developing-alzheimers-to-take-break-from-acting.html"><img border="0" hspace="10" align="left" style="margin-top:3px;margin-right:5px;" src="http://img.theweek.in/content/dam/week/gallery/shots/2022/january-16-2022/people/73-Chris-Hemsworth.jpg" /> <p>Hollywood star Chris Hemsworth says he will take &quot;time off&quot; from acting after learning he has a genetic predisposition to Alzheimer's disease.</p> <p>The Australian actor, who is currently promoting his Disney+ docu-series <i>Limitless</i>, told the <i>Vanity Fair</i> magazine that after doing an episode on death and mortality, he realised the importance of spending time with his family.</p> <p>&quot;I want to sit and be in this space with a greater sense of stillness and gratitude. And then you start talking about kids and family and going, 'Oh my God, they're getting older, they're growing up, and I keep slapping another movie on top of another movie. Before you know it, they're 18, and they've moved out of the house, and I missed the window. It really triggered something in me to want to take some time off. And since we finished the show, I've been completing the things I was already contracted to do,&quot; Chris Hemsworth said.</p> <p>The 39-year-old actor shares daughter India, 10, and eight-year-old twin sons Tristan and Sasha, with wife, model Elsa Pataky.</p> <p>He said after finishing the press tour of <i>Limitless</i>, he will head straight home.</p> <p>&quot;Now when I finish this tour this week, I'm going home, and I'm going to have a good chunk of time off and just simplify. Be with the kids, be with my wife,&quot; he said.</p> <p>While filming the show, Hemsworth found out that he is 8 to 10 times more likely to develop Alzheimer's disease than the average individual.</p> <p>In the show's fifth episode, the actor is seen undergoing a few genetic tests that later revealed that he has two copies of APOE4, the gene that has the strongest correlation to the development of Alzheimer's disease.</p> <p>&quot;There was an intensity to navigating it. Most of us, we like to avoid speaking about death in the hope that we'll somehow avoid it. We all have this belief that we'll figure it out.</p> <p>&quot;Then to all of a sudden be told some big indicators are actually pointing to this as the route which is going to happen, the reality of it sinks in. Your own mortality,&quot; the <i>Thor: Love and Thunder</i> actor said.&nbsp;</p> http://www.theweek.in/news/entertainment/2022/11/20/chris-hemsworth-at-increased-risk-of-developing-alzheimers-to-take-break-from-acting.html http://www.theweek.in/news/entertainment/2022/11/20/chris-hemsworth-at-increased-risk-of-developing-alzheimers-to-take-break-from-acting.html Sun Nov 20 18:40:52 IST 2022 24-year-old-bengali-actor-aindrila-sharma-dies-after-multiple-cardiac-arrests <a href="http://www.theweek.in/news/entertainment/2022/11/20/24-year-old-bengali-actor-aindrila-sharma-dies-after-multiple-cardiac-arrests.html"><img border="0" hspace="10" align="left" style="margin-top:3px;margin-right:5px;" src="http://img.theweek.in/content/dam/week/news/entertainment/images/2022/11/20/Aindrila-Sharma.jpg" /> <p>Bengali actor Aindrila Sharma, who was a cancer survivor, passed away on Sunday after suffering multiple cardiac arrests. She was 24.</p> <p>On November 1, Aindrila Sharma had suffered a brain stroke and was rushed to the hospital. She had suffered cardiac arrests last night and was given CPR. However, a few hours later, she suffered another heart attack and did not respond to CPR.&nbsp;</p> <p>According to media reports, she had survived cancer twice and was recently declared cancer-free.&nbsp;</p> <p>Aindrila Sharma entered the entertainment industry with the TV show&nbsp;<i>Jhumur</i>. She won the heart of Bengali audiences with soaps like&nbsp;<i>Jibon Jyoti</i>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<i>Jiyon Kathi.&nbsp;</i>She was also a familiar face in the digital space with a web series&nbsp;<i>Bhagar&nbsp;</i>.</p> http://www.theweek.in/news/entertainment/2022/11/20/24-year-old-bengali-actor-aindrila-sharma-dies-after-multiple-cardiac-arrests.html http://www.theweek.in/news/entertainment/2022/11/20/24-year-old-bengali-actor-aindrila-sharma-dies-after-multiple-cardiac-arrests.html Sun Nov 20 16:51:15 IST 2022 no-hrithik-roshan-is-not-moving-in-with-saba-azad <a href="http://www.theweek.in/news/entertainment/2022/11/20/no-hrithik-roshan-is-not-moving-in-with-saba-azad.html"><img border="0" hspace="10" align="left" style="margin-top:3px;margin-right:5px;" src="http://img.theweek.in/content/dam/week/gallery/shots/2021/february-14-2021/people/72-Hrithik-Roshan.jpg" /> <p>It is best to keep misinformation away, said Hrithik Roshan on Sunday as he called out a news outlet for a report, stating that the Bollywood star and his partner Saba Azad will soon &quot;move in together&quot;.</p> <p>According to the report, the couple were planning to move in together in an apartment in a building called 'Mannat' in Mumbai.</p> <p>Hrithik shared the report on his official Twitter page and said there is &quot;no truth to this&quot;.</p> <p>&quot;As a public figure, I understand I'll be under the lens of curiosity, but it's best if we keep misinformation away, especially in our reportage, which is a responsible job,&quot; the 48-year-old actor said in the tweet.</p> <p>On the work front, Hrithik most recently starred in <i>Vikram Vedha</i>, the Hindi remake of the Tamil hit of the same name. He will next feature in <i>Fighter</i>, billed as India's first aerial action magnum opus.</p> <p>Also starring Deepika Padukone and Anil Kapoor, the movie will be released in 2024.</p> http://www.theweek.in/news/entertainment/2022/11/20/no-hrithik-roshan-is-not-moving-in-with-saba-azad.html http://www.theweek.in/news/entertainment/2022/11/20/no-hrithik-roshan-is-not-moving-in-with-saba-azad.html Sun Nov 20 18:56:00 IST 2022 veteran-actor-tabassum-dies-due-to-cardiac-arrest-at-78 <a href="http://www.theweek.in/news/entertainment/2022/11/19/veteran-actor-tabassum-dies-due-to-cardiac-arrest-at-78.html"><img border="0" hspace="10" align="left" style="margin-top:3px;margin-right:5px;" src="http://img.theweek.in/content/dam/week/news/entertainment/images/2022/11/19/tabassum.jpg" /> <p>Veteran actor Tabassum, known for her work as a child artiste in several Hindi classics and also as host of popular Doordarshan talk show &quot;Phool Khile Hain Gulshan Gulshan&quot;, has died after suffering a cardiac arrest, her son Hoshang Govil said on Saturday. She was 78.</p> <p>Govil said his mother had been admitted to a hospital for the past few days. On Friday, she suffered two cardiac attacks and passed away at night.</p> <p>&quot;Few days ago, she was admitted to a hospital. She had gastro problem and we went there for check-up. She suffered two cardiac attacks at 8.40 pm and 8.42 pm. She passed away peacefully on Friday night,&quot; Hoshang told PTI.</p> <p>A prayer meeting in her memory will be held here Monday evening, the family informed.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>Born in 1944 in Mumbai to Ayodhyanath Sachdev and Asghari Begum, Tabassum started her career as a child artiste with the 1947 movie &quot;Nargis&quot;.</p> <p>At that time, she was known in the industry as 'Baby Tabassum' and went to feature in many other movies such as &quot;Mera Suhaag&quot; (1947), &quot;Manjhdhar&quot; (1947) and &quot;Bari Behen&quot; (1949).</p> <p>In the 1950s, Tabassum acted in movies such as &quot;Sargam&quot;, &quot;Sangram&quot;, &quot;Deedar&quot;, and &quot;Baiju Bawra&quot;.</p> <p>She also had a minor role in the 1960 historical epic &quot;Mughal-e-Azam&quot;, starring Prithviraj Kapoor, Dilip Kumar and Madhubala.</p> <p>After a few more films, Tabassum took up the job of the host of &quot;Phool Khile Hain Gulshan Gulshan&quot;, which was Indian television's first talk show.</p> <p>She emceed the show from 1972 to 1993 during which she interviewed several big stars of the Indian film industry.</p> <p>During her time as the host of &quot;Phool Khile Hain Gulshan Gulshan&quot;, Tabassum continued to feature in films, though sporadically. She made her directorial debut with 1985 feature &quot;Tum Par Hum Qurban&quot;.</p> <p>Her last film was Rajesh Khanna and Govinda-starrer &quot;Swarg&quot; in 1990 in which she made a guest appearance as herself.</p> <p>In the 2000s, she appeared in daily soap &quot;Pyaar Ke Do Naam: Ek Raadha, Ek Shyaam&quot;.</p> <p>Keeping up with the changing world, she launched her own channel on YouTube, called &quot;Tabassum Talkies&quot; with son Hoshang where the veteran actor used to discuss the lives of many cinema figures and movies of the bygone era.</p> <p>In 2021, Tabassum spent 10 days in hospital after contracting COVID-19. At the time, her son had dismissed rumours that the veteran actor was diagnosed with Alzheimer's.</p> <p>Tabassum is survived by her husband Vijay Govil, the elder brother of veteran TV star Arun Govil, and son Hoshang.</p> http://www.theweek.in/news/entertainment/2022/11/19/veteran-actor-tabassum-dies-due-to-cardiac-arrest-at-78.html http://www.theweek.in/news/entertainment/2022/11/19/veteran-actor-tabassum-dies-due-to-cardiac-arrest-at-78.html Sat Nov 19 21:33:52 IST 2022 aamir-khan-daughter-ira-khan-gets-engaged-to-nupur-shikhare <a href="http://www.theweek.in/news/entertainment/2022/11/19/aamir-khan-daughter-ira-khan-gets-engaged-to-nupur-shikhare.html"><img border="0" hspace="10" align="left" style="margin-top:3px;margin-right:5px;" src="http://img.theweek.in/content/dam/week/news/entertainment/images/2021/6/1/ira-khan.jpg" /> <p>Superstar Aamir Khan and film producer Reena Dutta's daughter, theatre director Ira Khan, on Friday, got engaged to her long-time partner Nupur Shikhare.</p> <p>Ira had announced in September that she will soon get engaged to the celebrity fitness trainer.</p> <p>Her family members including Aamir Khan, his ex-wives Reena Dutta and Kiran Rao, as well as Imran Khan and Mansoor Khan, attended the engagement ceremony held in Mumbai.</p> <p>Ira opted for a red floor-length off shoulder gown, while Shikhare wore a black tuxedo for the ceremony.</p> <p>The couple has been in a relationship for over two years.</p> http://www.theweek.in/news/entertainment/2022/11/19/aamir-khan-daughter-ira-khan-gets-engaged-to-nupur-shikhare.html http://www.theweek.in/news/entertainment/2022/11/19/aamir-khan-daughter-ira-khan-gets-engaged-to-nupur-shikhare.html Sat Nov 19 16:10:05 IST 2022 pankaj-tripathi-to-essay-role-of-atal-bihari-vajpayee-in-biopic <a href="http://www.theweek.in/news/entertainment/2022/11/18/pankaj-tripathi-to-essay-role-of-atal-bihari-vajpayee-in-biopic.html"><img border="0" hspace="10" align="left" style="margin-top:3px;margin-right:5px;" src="http://img.theweek.in/content/dam/week/gallery/shots/2022/october-16-2022/people/73-Pankaj-Tripathi.jpg" /> <p>Actor Pankaj Tripathi is set to play the role of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee in a biopic titled <i>Main Rahoon Ya Na Rahoon Yeh Desh Rehna Chahiye- ATAL</i>, the makers announced Friday.</p> <p>Written by Utkarsh Naithani and directed by three-time National Award-winner Ravi Jadhav, the film will revolve around the journey of Vajpayee, one of the co-founders and a senior leader of the Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP).</p> <p>Tripathi said he feels honoured to play the role of an iconic multi-faceted personality like Vajpayee.</p> <p>“It is an honour to portray such a humane politician on screen. He was not just a politician but so much more, he was an excellent writer and a renowned poet. Getting to be in his shoes is nothing but a privilege for an actor like me,” the 46-year-old actor said in a statement.</p> <p>Jadhav, best known for helming Marathi movies <i>Natarang </i>and <i>Balgandharva</i>, said it is a golden opportunity for him to direct a film on the late leader with a talented actor like Tripathi.</p> <p>“For me as a director, I couldn’t have asked for any better story than that of Atalji. On top of this, having an exemplary actor like Pankaj Tripathi to bring to screen Atalji’s story and the support of the producers. I hope that I can live up to people’s expectations with <i>ATAL</i>,” he added.</p> <p>Vajpayee, who joined Rashtriya Sewak Sangh (RSS) in 1947, rose through ranks to become a stalwart of the BJP and was the first non-Congress prime minister to complete a full term in office.</p> <p><i>ATAL</i> is produced by Vinod Bhanushali, Sandeep Singh, Sam Khan and Kamlesh Bhanushali in association of 70MM Talkies and co-produced by Zeeshan Ahmad and Shivv Sharma.</p> <p>Bhanushali said the team unanimously thought Tripathi is the apt choice for the role of Vajpayee.</p> <p>“We are delighted to have one of India’s finest actors playing the part. We also have an exceptional director Ravi ji on board who we are sure will bring the story of our exemplary leader beautifully,” he said.</p> <p>Producer Sandeep Singh said the team aims to release the film during Christmas 2023, which also marks the 99th birth anniversary of Vajpayee.</p> <p><i>ATAL</i> is presented by Bhanushali Studios Limited and Legend Studios.</p> <p><br> <br> </p> <p><br> <br> </p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://www.theweek.in/news/entertainment/2022/11/18/pankaj-tripathi-to-essay-role-of-atal-bihari-vajpayee-in-biopic.html http://www.theweek.in/news/entertainment/2022/11/18/pankaj-tripathi-to-essay-role-of-atal-bihari-vajpayee-in-biopic.html Fri Nov 18 15:30:36 IST 2022 kareena-kapoor-calls-herself-a-director-actor <a href="http://www.theweek.in/news/entertainment/2022/11/17/kareena-kapoor-calls-herself-a-director-actor.html"><img border="0" hspace="10" align="left" style="margin-top:3px;margin-right:5px;" src="http://img.theweek.in/content/dam/week/news/entertainment/images/2022/11/17/kareena-mehta.jpg" /> <p>Bollywood actor Kareena Kapoor called herself &quot;a director's actor&quot; as she posted a few pictures with noted director Hansal Mehta. The actor has been shooting in London for Mehta's upcoming movie, which is yet to be titled.</p> <p><br> <br> In one of the photos that she posted, the actor is seen immersed in a conversation with Mehta.</p> <p><br> <br> &quot;A director's actor... always. Easy, sharp, instinctive and cool... been an absolute pleasure... Hansal Mehta. This one is special guys. Mumbai see you soon,&quot; the actor wrote, posting the pictures.</p> <p><br> <br> Earlier, she had shared a few photos from the set of Mehta's movie in London.</p> <p><br> <br> &quot;Dover Diaries❤️United Kingdom 2022❤️Always a mood on set,&quot; she wrote.</p> <p><br> <br> According to media reports, Kapoor is also co-producing the movie which is being directed by Mehta.</p> <p><br> <br> The actor was last seen in Laal Singh Chaddha, opposite to Aamir Khan.</p> http://www.theweek.in/news/entertainment/2022/11/17/kareena-kapoor-calls-herself-a-director-actor.html http://www.theweek.in/news/entertainment/2022/11/17/kareena-kapoor-calls-herself-a-director-actor.html Thu Nov 17 20:53:13 IST 2022 prime-video-sets-premiere-date-for-pushkar-gayatris-series-vadhandhi-the-fable-of-velonie <a href="http://www.theweek.in/news/entertainment/2022/11/17/prime-video-sets-premiere-date-for-pushkar-gayatris-series-vadhandhi-the-fable-of-velonie.html"><img border="0" hspace="10" align="left" style="margin-top:3px;margin-right:5px;" src="http://img.theweek.in/content/dam/week/news/entertainment/images/2022/11/17/vadhandhi-netflix.jpg" /> <p>Tamil series<i> Vadhandhi - The Fable of Velonie</i>, backed by Pushkar and Gayatri, will be available for streaming on Prime Video from December 2.</p> <p><i>Vadhandhi, </i>which means rumours, is created, written and directed by Andrew Louis. It also marks the second project of Pushkar and Gayatri with the OTT platform following the critically acclaimed <i>Suzhal : The Vortex,</i> which premiered in June.</p> <p>The upcoming crime thriller revolves around Velonie, played by debutante Sanjana, whose story is riddled with rumours. A troubled but determined cop (S J Suryah) finds himself caught in the web of lies but is hell bent on finding the truth.</p> <p>Aparna Purohit, Head of India Originals, Prime Video, said the team is thrilled to bring to them <i>Vadhandhi,</i> another authentic and diverse story.</p> <p>&quot;Following the overwhelming response to<i> Suzhal: The Vortex, </i>we believe that Vadhandhi our second collaboration with Pushkar and Gayatri, further strengthens our regional content slate. This raw, atmospheric and heartbreakingly gorgeous thriller has been skilfully written and directed by Andrew Louis.</p> <p>&quot;The extremely talented star cast has breathed life into this story with their powerful and spellbinding performances, which will keep audiences on the edge of their seats until the very end,&quot; Purohit said in a statement issued by the streamer on Thursday.</p> <p>Pushkar and Gayatri, who are credited as creative producers on the series under their banner Wallwatcher Films, said the aim with <i>Vadhandhi</i> is to completely capture the audiences' imagination and question societal biases.</p> <p>&quot;This story will not only entertain audiences, but will also make them ponder, long after the credits roll. It was wonderful collaborating with writer-director-creator Andrew Louis, with whom we shared a common vision, to create this enthralling crime thriller.</p> <p>&quot;With a very talented star cast, led by a veteran like S J Suryah and fresh talent like debutante Sanjana, the series will keep viewers deeply entangled till the very end. We are confident that Vadhandhi will captivate audiences, on its worldwide release this December,&quot; the filmmaker duo added.</p> <p>Besides Tamil, <i>Vadhandhi</i> will be available in Hindi, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada for Prime members in more than 240 countries and territories.</p> <p>The show also stars Laila, M Nasser, Vivek Prasanna, Kumaran, and Smruthi Venkat in pivotal roles.&nbsp;</p> http://www.theweek.in/news/entertainment/2022/11/17/prime-video-sets-premiere-date-for-pushkar-gayatris-series-vadhandhi-the-fable-of-velonie.html http://www.theweek.in/news/entertainment/2022/11/17/prime-video-sets-premiere-date-for-pushkar-gayatris-series-vadhandhi-the-fable-of-velonie.html Thu Nov 17 14:29:04 IST 2022 krishna-a-pathbreaker-in-telugu-film-industry <a href="http://www.theweek.in/news/entertainment/2022/11/16/krishna-a-pathbreaker-in-telugu-film-industry.html"><img border="0" hspace="10" align="left" style="margin-top:3px;margin-right:5px;" src="http://img.theweek.in/content/dam/week/news/entertainment/images/2022/11/16/krishna-telugu-pti.jpg" /> <p>There are many firsts to Ghattamaneni Krishna. Five decades back, a Telugu cowboy was born in Padmalaya studios who went on a wild ride in the foreign lands alluring French, Spanish, Russian and English speakers. The movie was <i>Mosagallaki Mosagadu</i>, made on the lines of American cowboy movies like <i>The Good, the Bad and the Ugly</i>. It was a quite a unique feat in the early 1970s to present a lead character on a horse, cowboy hat, boots and a gun with a Telugu narration and a localised plot. The movie was a smashing hit and it was screened in more 100 countries and dubbed in multiple Indian and foreign languages. This movie laid a strong foundation to Krishna’s cine factory, Padmalaya Studios, which went on to churn out many Telugu and Hindi hits. </p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>On Wednesday, VIPs and fans alike thronged the same studio located in the plush Jubilee Hills area <a title="Mahesh Babu's father and veteran Telugu actor Krishna passes away; tributes pour in" href="https://www.theweek.in/news/entertainment/2022/11/15/veteran-telugu-actor-krishna-passes-away-tributes-pour-in.html">paying homage</a> to the legacy of Krishna before the <a title="Veteran Telugu star Krishna's funeral with full state honours tomorrow" href="https://www.theweek.in/news/entertainment/2022/11/15/veteran-telugu-star-krishnas-funeral-with-full-state-honours-tomorrow.html">commencement of his funeral</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Never afraid to explore the unbeaten path, Krishna continued the trend of cowboy films and became a household name in that genre. There is another category of films that Krishna aced and owned. His spy thriller, <i>Gudachari 116</i>, made with rich production values in the late 1960s and rivalling the James Bond 007 brand, became a blockbuster with its slick posters and opened gates for more such movies.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>In a career spanning more than five decades and 350 movies, Krishna is credited with acting in the first 70 mm Telugu movie, <i>Simhasanam</i> (1986) and first colour movie with social theme, <i>Thene Manasulu</i> (1965), which also happened to be his debut film in a lead role. <i>Telugu Veera Levara</i> (1995) was his 300th movie and the first Telugu film made with DTS technology. His biggest milestone was the first cinema scope movie, <i>Alluri Sitharama Raju</i> (1974), which was a huge success starring Krishna in the titular role as the freedom fighter from Andhra’s eastern ghats who mobilised and motivated the tribals to fight against the British empire. The movie is remembered as a classic among the vast collection of Telugu films and one of the best in Krishna’s career. He paired up with late Vijaya Nirmala in the movie, his wife with who he acted in more than 40 movies. Also, Jayaprada was another actress with who he shared the scene in more than 40 films. Later on, he acted with younger generation stars like Sridevi.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Born in Burripalem village in Guntur district, Krishna was always rooted to his past. In the early years, he acted in <i>Burripalem Bullodu</i> (1979) which also had the title song introducing his village. In his later years, he continued to take up developmental works in his village constructing a school and contributing to local charitable causes. He also made occasional trips to his house and met the locals and his fans.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>At a time when the Telugu film industry was being ruled by matinee icons, N.T. Rama Rao and Akkineni Nageshwar Rao, Krishna burst on to the scene like a whiff of fresh air. He went on to create space for himself and amass fans. He made sure that he reinvented himself with time and stayed relevant.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>At his peak, Krishna acted in more than a dozen movies in a year. In 1972, he acted in 18 movies and in 1973, he was seen in 15 movies.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Known to be soft spoken and a thorough gentleman, Krishna dabbled in politics. When NTR’s TDP was holding sway among the Telugu film fans with support from the film industry in the early 1980s, Krishna swam against the tide and joined the Congress, impressed by Rajiv Gandhi’s work. He contested and won, and became an MP from Eluru. But, he lost in the subsequent elections and bid goodbye to politics. In the 90s, Krishna continued to play entertaining roles in colourful attires in films mostly produced by the home banner.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Krishna is survived by another star, Mahesh Babu, who is among the leading actors in Telugu cinema now. The Ghattamaneni family had to experience multiple tragedies in the last one year due to the deaths of Krishna, his first wife, Indira and elder son Ramesh Babu.</p> http://www.theweek.in/news/entertainment/2022/11/16/krishna-a-pathbreaker-in-telugu-film-industry.html http://www.theweek.in/news/entertainment/2022/11/16/krishna-a-pathbreaker-in-telugu-film-industry.html Wed Nov 16 16:27:15 IST 2022 akshay-kumar-to-play-late-mining-engineer-jaswant-singh-gill-in-new-film <a href="http://www.theweek.in/news/entertainment/2022/11/16/akshay-kumar-to-play-late-mining-engineer-jaswant-singh-gill-in-new-film.html"><img border="0" hspace="10" align="left" style="margin-top:3px;margin-right:5px;" src="http://img.theweek.in/content/dam/week/gallery/shots/2021/september-12-2021/people/73-Akshay-Kumar.jpg" /> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar on Wednesday said he is set to play mining engineer Jaswant Singh Gill, who had rescued 64 miners from a flooded quarry in West Bengal in 1989, in an upcoming movie.</p> <p>The actor said this in response to Union coal minister Pralhad Joshi's Twitter post, in which he remembered Gill on the 33rd anniversary of the country's &quot;first coal mine rescue mission&quot;.</p> <p>&quot;Grateful to you @JoshiPralhad ji, for recalling India's first coal mine rescue mission - this day 33yrs ago. It's an honour for me to play #SardarJaswantSinghGill in a film. It's a story like no other! @easterncoal (sic),&quot; Akshay wrote on the microblogging site.</p> <p>A resident of Amritsar, Gill had received several awards for his act of bravery in 1989. He had volunteered and saved the lives of 64 people from a flooded mine in Raniganj area of West Bengal. Gill died in 2019 at the age of 80. The untitled Hindi film is produced by Pooja Entertainment. Tinu Suresh Desai, who helmed <i>Rustom </i>also starring Akshay, is reportedly attached to direct the project.</p> <p>&quot;Grateful to #PralhadJoshi ji for remembering him today. The mightiest heroes are the ones that remain grounded, but this one went further below to save the lives of many!</p> <p>&quot;With a lot of pride, we bring to you the heroic act of IND's 1st Coalmine Rescue by late #SardarJaswantSinghGill (sic),&quot; the production banner said in a tweet.</p> <p>Earlier, this month Akshay had announced he will play the role of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj in Mahesh Manjrekar's Marathi film <i>Vedat Marathe Veer Daudle Saat.&nbsp;</i></p> http://www.theweek.in/news/entertainment/2022/11/16/akshay-kumar-to-play-late-mining-engineer-jaswant-singh-gill-in-new-film.html http://www.theweek.in/news/entertainment/2022/11/16/akshay-kumar-to-play-late-mining-engineer-jaswant-singh-gill-in-new-film.html Wed Nov 16 12:04:22 IST 2022 dexter-crime-series-aftab-amin-poonwala-shraddha-walker-delhi-murder <a href="http://www.theweek.in/news/entertainment/2022/11/15/dexter-crime-series-aftab-amin-poonwala-shraddha-walker-delhi-murder.html"><img border="0" hspace="10" align="left" style="margin-top:3px;margin-right:5px;" src="http://img.theweek.in/content/dam/week/news/entertainment/images/2022/11/15/dexter.jpg" /> <p>“There are no secrets in life, just hidden truths that lie beneath the surface,” said the famous sociopath character Dexter Morgan (Micheal.C ) in the series <i>Dexter</i>. Ironically&nbsp; it has proven right in the light of the horrendous murder that happened in Delhi, where a man was arrested for allegedly killing his live-in partner and chopping her body into 35 pieces.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Aftab Amin Poonwala, the accused, claimed that <a href="https://www.theweek.in/news/india/2022/11/14/aftab-amin-poonawalla-shraddha-walker-delhi-murder-live-in-partner.html" target="_blank">he took inspiration</a> from the series to discard the proof of his crime. This has put the sensational US TV show on the intriguing map of Indian folks to know what this series is all about.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The show which contains eight seasons and 96 episodes is about Dexter Morgan, a Miami-based Forensic expert who seems to have a hobby. It's a bit darker than one can imagine. He likes to spent his leisure time killing bad people in the shades of night. The full series spans out on his escapades to plan and plot the killing of people who he thinks are bad.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The sociopath in him is generated from a childhood trauma but his stepfather asks him to do it for a right motive. This way, with a career to find murderers and being a murderer himself, Dexter in the series showcases the irony of a vigilante life which this sociopath leads.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The show is considered to be a favourite pick of crime-thriller lovers and has been recommended as a best watch on this genre. The show has been nominated for several awards such as the Golden Globes and Primetime Emmy Awards and has won 35 awards altogether . In 2010, Micheal.C who portrayed the title character won The Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor In a Television Series – Drama.</p> http://www.theweek.in/news/entertainment/2022/11/15/dexter-crime-series-aftab-amin-poonwala-shraddha-walker-delhi-murder.html http://www.theweek.in/news/entertainment/2022/11/15/dexter-crime-series-aftab-amin-poonwala-shraddha-walker-delhi-murder.html Tue Nov 15 18:35:41 IST 2022 wonder-women-godfather-slumberland-dharavi-bank-ott-releases-this-week <a href="http://www.theweek.in/news/entertainment/2022/11/15/wonder-women-godfather-slumberland-dharavi-bank-ott-releases-this-week.html"><img border="0" hspace="10" align="left" style="margin-top:3px;margin-right:5px;" src="http://img.theweek.in/content/dam/week/news/entertainment/images/2022/11/15/ott-slumberland-dharavi-wonder-women-godfather.jpg" /> <p>We are right in the middle of a new week and it is time to take a look at all the movies and shows arriving on various streaming platforms this week. While a couple of south Indian movies like <i>Sardar</i>, <i>Godfather</i> and <i>Anel Meley Pani Thulli</i> start streaming this week, English films like <i>Slumberland</i> and <i>The Wonder </i>also await you.</p> <p>Let us take a quick look at what's arriving on OTT platforms in the third week of November.</p> <p><b>Godfather: Netflix</b></p> <p><b>Release date: November 19</b></p> <p>Starring Telugu superstar Chiranjeevi in the lead, <i>Godfather</i> released in theatres recently, and received positive reviews. The Telugu remake of the Malayalam hit <i>Lucifer</i> was directed by Mohan Raja. Nayanthara and Satyadev essayed pivotal roles in<i> Godfather</i>. The film also featured Bollywood actor Salman Khan in an extended cameo.</p> <p><b>Sardar: Aha</b></p> <p><b>Release date: November 18</b></p> <p>The Karthi-starrer Tamil action thriller released in theatres recently, and will now be available on streaming platform Aha. Karthi plays a dual role in the film that received positive reviews after its big screen release. The movie also features Raashi Khanna, Rajisha Vijayan, and Chunky Pandey in key roles.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><b>1899: Netflix</b></p> <p><b>Release date: November 17</b></p> <p>One of the most awaited releases this week, Netflix's&nbsp;<i>1899</i> comes from the team of the acclaimed German sci-fi thriller series <i>Dark.</i> Helmed by Jantje Friese and Baran bo Odar, <i>1899</i> revolves around a group of migrants on a ship travelling from London to New York. The nightmare that follows after they encounter another migrant ship is what drives the upcoming series. Along with the creators, <i>Dark</i>'s photography director Nikolaus Summerer also returns for <i>1899.</i></p> <p><b>Anel Meley Pani Thulli: SonyLIV</b></p> <p><b>Release date: November 18</b></p> <p>The Tamil film, written and directed by R. Kaiser Anand, revolves around a rape survivor. Starring Andrea Jeremiah in the lead, the film also features Aadhav Kannadhasan, Azhagam Perumal, Ilavarasu, Anupama Kumar and Lovelyn Chandrasekhar. Anel Meley Pani Thulli is produced by Vetrimaaran's Grass Root Film Company.</p> <p><b>Wonder Women: SonyLIV</b></p> <p><b>Release date: November 18</b></p> <p>An eagerly awaited film,<i> Wonder Women</i> features the journey of five pregnant women who meet at a prenatal session. Directed by Anjali Menon, the movie features Parvathy Thiruvothu, Nithya Menen, Nadiya Moidu, Padmapriya Janakiraman, Sayanora Philip, Archana Padmini and Amruta Subhash among others.</p> <p><b>The Wonder: Netflix</b></p> <p><b>Release date: November 16</b></p> <p>Set in Ireland in 1862, <i>The Wonder </i>is an adaption of a book by the same name. Haunted by her past, a nurse travels from England to a remote Irish village in 1862 to investigate a young girl's supposedly miraculous fast, reads the streamer's description of the film. The film stars Florence Pugh, Tom Burke, Elaine Cassidy in key roles.</p> <p><b>Slumberland: Netflix</b></p> <p><b>Release date: November 18</b></p> <p>The fantasy adventure film, based on the comic <i>Little Nemo in Slumberland,</i> is directed by Francis Lawrence. A young girl discovers a secret map to the dreamworld of Slumberland, and with the help of an eccentric outlaw, she traverses dreams and flees nightmares, with the hope that she will be able to see her late father again, reads the movie's logline. This movie features Jason Momoa, Marlow Barkley, and Kyle Chandler among others.</p> <p><b>Dharavi Bank: MX Player</b></p> <p><b>Release date: November 19</b></p> <p>The action-packed series features a face-off between the characters essayed by Suniel Shetty and Vivek Oberoi. Suniel essays a mafia king Thalaivan and Vivek essays the role of JCP Jayant Gavaskar. Set in Mumbai's Dharavi slum, the series follows a police officer's crackdown on the crime nexus in the area.&nbsp;</p> http://www.theweek.in/news/entertainment/2022/11/15/wonder-women-godfather-slumberland-dharavi-bank-ott-releases-this-week.html http://www.theweek.in/news/entertainment/2022/11/15/wonder-women-godfather-slumberland-dharavi-bank-ott-releases-this-week.html Thu Nov 17 14:53:40 IST 2022 jacqueline-fernandez-gets-bail-in-rs-200-crore-money-laundering-case <a href="http://www.theweek.in/news/entertainment/2022/11/15/jacqueline-fernandez-gets-bail-in-rs-200-crore-money-laundering-case.html"><img border="0" hspace="10" align="left" style="margin-top:3px;margin-right:5px;" src="http://img.theweek.in/content/dam/week/news/entertainment/images/2022/9/12/Jacqueline-Fernandez-case.jpg" /> <p>In a major relief for actress Jacqueline Fernandez, a Delhi court on Tuesday granted her bail in the money laundering case linked to conman Sukesh Chandrasekhar. She will be granted bail on furnishing of a personal bond of Rs 2 lakh and one surety in the like amount, ANI reported.</p> <p>The court had, on November 11, extended interim protection for the actress till Tuesday.</p> <p>On the Enforcement Directorate's submission that Jacqueline can escape the country easily, the court questioned why she was not arrested so far. &quot;Why haven't you (ED) arrested Jacqueline yet during the investigation despite issuing an LOC (look out notice)? Other accused are in jail. Why adopt a pick-and-choose policy, the court asked the probe agency.</p> <p>Jacqueline had sought bail, saying there was no need for her custody since the investigation is already complete and the charge sheet has been filed. The actress, who was questioned multiple times by the probe agency, was named as an accused in the supplementary charge-sheet recently.</p> <p>According to the ED, the actor accepted gifts worth crores from Sukesh while he was in the Tihar Jail and was being investigated for money laundering. Sukesh is accused of cheating many people, including high-profile individuals such as former Fortis Healthcare promoter Shivinder Mohan Singh's wife Aditi Singh.</p> <p>In its charge-sheet, the ED said the actress is &quot;directly or indirectly involved in the proceeds of crime.&quot;</p> <p>Jacqueline consistently shifted her stance with regard to the gifts being received by her and her relatives from Sukesh, the agency noted in its charge-sheet. The ED in April provisionally attached Rs 7.27 crore funds of the actress under the PMLA apart from Rs 15 lakh in cash.</p> <p>-with PTI inputs</p> http://www.theweek.in/news/entertainment/2022/11/15/jacqueline-fernandez-gets-bail-in-rs-200-crore-money-laundering-case.html http://www.theweek.in/news/entertainment/2022/11/15/jacqueline-fernandez-gets-bail-in-rs-200-crore-money-laundering-case.html Tue Nov 15 16:04:57 IST 2022 veteran-telugu-star-krishnas-funeral-with-full-state-honours-tomorrow <a href="http://www.theweek.in/news/entertainment/2022/11/15/veteran-telugu-star-krishnas-funeral-with-full-state-honours-tomorrow.html"><img border="0" hspace="10" align="left" style="margin-top:3px;margin-right:5px;" src="http://img.theweek.in/content/dam/week/news/entertainment/images/2022/11/15/krishna-mahesh-babu-twitter.jpg" /> <p>Legendary Telugu actor Ghattamaneni Siva Rama Krishna Murthy, popularly known as Krishna, passed away on Tuesday morning. The veteran actor, who is also Telugu superstar Mahesh Babu's father, breathed his last after he suffered a cardiac arrest.</p> <p>From Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy, political figures have been offering tributes to the actor. Tributes have also been pouring in from celebrities including Tamil actor Rajinikanth and Telugu stars like Nandamuri Balakrishna, Jr NTR, Allu Arjun, SS Rajamouli and more. The veteran actor will be accorded full state honours at his funeral on Wednesday.</p> <p>His mortal remains have reached his residence in Nanakaramguda in Hyderabad, where family members can pay their last tributes. Then, he will be shifted to Gachibowli stadium for a brief period for the fans to pay their respects.</p> <p>Modi on Tuesday said the death of the veteran actor is a colossal loss to the world of cinema and entertainment.&quot;Krishna Garu was a legendary superstar, who won hearts of people through his versatile acting and lively personality. His demise is a colossal loss to the world of cinema and entertainment,&quot; Modi tweeted.</p> <p>&quot;The Andhra James Bond had a large following in his long innings in Tollywood. The actor has immortalized the role of (revolutionary freedom fighter) Alluri Sitarama Raju in the film and had many blockbusters in his illustrious career,&quot; Jagan Mohan Reddy said in his tribute to the departed actor.</p> <p>Sharing a picture of the actor, Allu Arjun said his contribution to Telugu cinema industry cannot be described in words. “Heart broken by the demise of Krishna garu. His contribution to the Telugu cinema industry cannot be described in words . A true Superstar by all means . My deepest condolences to his family , well wishers &amp; fans. May his beautiful soul rest in peace. #SuperStarKrishna garu,” he tweeted.</p> <p>Condoling the death of the veteran actor, Rajinikanth said in a tweet, &quot;The demise of Krishna garu is a great loss to the Telugu film industryworking with him in 3 films are memories I will always cherish. My heartfelt condolences to his family may his soul rest in peace @urstrulyMahesh.&quot;</p> <p>Tamil actor Suriya sent prayers to Mahesh Babu who had had a tough year. Mahesh Babu's mother and brother also passed away earlier this year.</p> <p>&quot;Krishna garu is synonym for adventure. Apart from many experimental films and distinctive characters, your credit for introducing many techniques to Telugu cinema will always be remembered,&quot; Jr NTR tweeted.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://www.theweek.in/news/entertainment/2022/11/15/veteran-telugu-star-krishnas-funeral-with-full-state-honours-tomorrow.html http://www.theweek.in/news/entertainment/2022/11/15/veteran-telugu-star-krishnas-funeral-with-full-state-honours-tomorrow.html Tue Nov 15 14:13:07 IST 2022 armaan-malik-wins-his-second-mtv-ema <a href="http://www.theweek.in/news/entertainment/2022/11/14/armaan-malik-wins-his-second-mtv-ema.html"><img border="0" hspace="10" align="left" style="margin-top:3px;margin-right:5px;" src="http://img.theweek.in/content/dam/week/gallery/shots/2022/june-19-2022/people/73-Armaan-Malik.jpg" /> <p>Singer-songwriter Armaan Malik has won the MTV Europe Music Award (EMA) in the best India act category for his latest English single 'You'.</p> <p>This is the second award for Malik in the segment at the annual music gala. His first international single 'Control' won him the MTV EMA in 2020 in the same category.</p> <p>The 27-year-old multilingual musician said he is &quot;humbled and overjoyed&quot; to win his second EMA.</p> <p>&quot;'You' is a very special record for me and for it to receive a nod at such a prestigious global platform is extremely heartwarming. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the fans and well-wishers who voted for me.</p> <p>&quot;The amount of love and support I have received from Armaanians all over the world is truly unprecedented and fills me with gratitude. This one's for them, my family and my country,&quot; Malik said in a statement.</p> <p>Known for songs such as '<i>Wajah Tum Ho</i>', '<i>Bol Do Na Zara'</i>, and '<i>Butta Bomma'</i>, Malik recently collaborated with Ed Sheeran on the new version of the British singer's song '2Step'.</p> <p>MTV EMAs, which celebrates global artists, was held in Dusseldorf, Germany on Sunday.&nbsp;</p> http://www.theweek.in/news/entertainment/2022/11/14/armaan-malik-wins-his-second-mtv-ema.html http://www.theweek.in/news/entertainment/2022/11/14/armaan-malik-wins-his-second-mtv-ema.html Mon Nov 14 22:08:45 IST 2022 mahesh-babus-father-and-legendary-actor-krishna-hospitalised-in-critical-state <a href="http://www.theweek.in/news/entertainment/2022/11/14/mahesh-babus-father-and-legendary-actor-krishna-hospitalised-in-critical-state.html"><img border="0" hspace="10" align="left" style="margin-top:3px;margin-right:5px;" src="http://img.theweek.in/content/dam/week/news/entertainment/images/2022/11/14/mahesh-babu-father-ani.jpg" /> <p>Telugu superstar Mahesh Babu's father and legendary actor Krishna has been hospitalised in Hyderabad after he suffered a cardiac arrest on Monday morning. </p> <p>The veteran actor is in the Intensive Care Unit, where he will be monitored for 24 hours. “He currently remains in a critical state and has been put on a ventilator,” Continental Hospitals Managing Director stated in a medical bulletin.</p> <p>The actor was brought into the hospital's emergency department in cardiac arrest, it further stated. The medical staff managed to revive him after 20 minutes of CPR.</p> <p>Considered one of Telugu cinema's first superstars, Krishna has acted in over 300 films. He was last seen on the big screen in 2016. The family has been going through a tough time after Krishna's first wife and Mahesh Babu's mother Indira Devi passed away in September. Mahesh Babu's brother Ramesh Babu also passed away earlier this year.</p> <p>Soon after reports of Krishna's health started doing the rounds, Mahesh Babu's fans and other celebrities took to social media to offer prayers and best wishes.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://www.theweek.in/news/entertainment/2022/11/14/mahesh-babus-father-and-legendary-actor-krishna-hospitalised-in-critical-state.html http://www.theweek.in/news/entertainment/2022/11/14/mahesh-babus-father-and-legendary-actor-krishna-hospitalised-in-critical-state.html Mon Nov 14 15:13:52 IST 2022 pakistan-bans-joyland-its-official-oscar-entry-over-highly-objectionable-material <a href="http://www.theweek.in/news/entertainment/2022/11/13/pakistan-bans-joyland-its-official-oscar-entry-over-highly-objectionable-material.html"><img border="0" hspace="10" align="left" style="margin-top:3px;margin-right:5px;" src="http://img.theweek.in/content/dam/week/news/entertainment/images/2022/11/13/joyland-ban.jpg" /> <p>Pakistani authorities have banned filmmaker Saim Sadiq's critically-acclaimed film <i>Joyland</i> alleging that it contains &quot;highly objectionable material&quot;, months after a certificate was issued clearing the movie for public viewing.</p> <p><i>Joyland</i>, which is also Pakistan's official Oscar entry, was granted the certificate by the government on August 17. However, objections were recently raised over its contents.</p> <p>It prompted the ministry of information and broadcasting to ban the film apparently to avoid a backlash by conservative elements of the country.</p> <p>In its notification of November 11, the ministry said the film does not conform with the country's &quot;social values and moral standards&quot;.</p> <p>&quot;Written complaints were received that the film contains highly objectionable material which do not conform with the social values and moral standards of our society and is clearly repugnant to the norms of decency and morality' as laid down in Section 9 of the Motion Picture Ordinance, 1979,” the minister said in the notification.</p> <p>Sadiq's directorial debut film will compete for a spot in the final five of the best international feature category at the 2023 Academy Awards.</p> <p>In its order, the ministry banned the movie's screening in the country. The film was scheduled for theatrical release in Pakistan on November 18.</p> <p>&quot;In exercise of the powers conferred by Section 9(2) (a) of the said Ordinance and after conducting a comprehensive inquiry, the Federal Government declares the feature film titled <i>Joyland</i> as an uncertified film for the whole of Pakistan in the cinemas which fall under the jurisdiction of CBFC with immediate effect,&quot; the order read.</p> <p><i>Joyland</i> follows a patriarchal family, craving for the birth of a baby boy to continue the family line, while their youngest son secretly joins an erotic dance theatre and falls for a trans woman.</p> <p>Sadiq wrote and directed the film which features an ensemble cast of Sania Saeed, Ali Junejo, Alina Khan, Sarwat Gilani, Rasti Farooq, Salmaan Peerzada and Sohail Sameer.</p> <p>Mushtaq Ahmad Khan, the only senator of hardline Jamaat-e-Islami in the Pakistan Senate, welcomed the government's decision to ban the film, saying it was against Islam.</p> <p>&quot;Pakistan is an Islamic country and no law, ideology or activity can be allowed against,” he tweeted in Urdu.</p> <p>In a Twitter thread, actor Sarwat Gilani slammed the Pakistani authorities for caving into pressure from &quot;some malicious people&quot; who are running a smear campaign against the film.</p> <p>&quot;Shameful that a Pakistani film made by 200 Pakistanis over 6 years that got standing ovations from Toronto to Cairo to Cannes is being hindered in its own country. Don't take away this moment of pride and joy from our people!</p> <p>&quot;No one's forcing anyone to watch it! So don't force anyone to not watch it either! Pakistani viewers are smart enough to know what they want to watch or not. Let Pakistanis decide! Don't insult their intelligence and our hard work!&quot; she wrote, using the hashtag #ReleaseJoyland.</p> <p><i>Joyland</i> became the first Pakistani movie to be screened at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival where it won the Un Certain Regard Jury Prize and Queer Palm award.</p> <p>The movie was also screened at the Toronto International Film Festival and the Busan International Film Festival.</p> <p>On Friday, it won the Asia Pacific Screen Awards' young cinema award, given in partnership with critics' association NETPAC and the Griffith Film School.</p> http://www.theweek.in/news/entertainment/2022/11/13/pakistan-bans-joyland-its-official-oscar-entry-over-highly-objectionable-material.html http://www.theweek.in/news/entertainment/2022/11/13/pakistan-bans-joyland-its-official-oscar-entry-over-highly-objectionable-material.html Sun Nov 13 19:57:30 IST 2022 shah-rukh-khan-stopped-at-mumbai-airport-over-luxury-watches <a href="http://www.theweek.in/news/entertainment/2022/11/12/shah-rukh-khan-stopped-at-mumbai-airport-over-luxury-watches.html"><img border="0" hspace="10" align="left" style="margin-top:3px;margin-right:5px;" src="http://img.theweek.in/content/dam/week/news/entertainment/images/2019/6/27/Shah-Rukh-Khan-srk.jpg" /> <p>Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan was stopped at Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport for hours on Friday night after some expensive watches were found in his baggage. The actor was allowed to leave the airport only after he paid Rs 6.84 lakh in customs duty, reports aid.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Shah Rukh was returning in a private chartered plane after attending the Sharjah International Book Fair 2022 in the United Arab Emirates when he was stopped by the Air Intelligence Unit of the customs department. According to reports the actor was carrying an Apple iWatch and six other high-end cases of watches, with a total value of Rs 17.86 lakh.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>While Shah Rukh and his manager were allowed to leave the airport after completion of the customs formalities and paying 35.8 per cent of the total value of the goods, some members of his team, including his bodyguard, were detained the entire night for questioning.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Earlier, at the event in Sharjah, Shah Rukh was honoured with the Global Icon of Cinema and Cultural Narrative award for his contributions as the International Icon of Cinema and Culture.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>On the work front, the actor will be seen in three big releases in the next year—Siddharth Anand’s ‘Pathaan’, Atlee’s ‘Jawan’ and Rajkumar Hirani’s ‘Dunki’.&nbsp;</p> http://www.theweek.in/news/entertainment/2022/11/12/shah-rukh-khan-stopped-at-mumbai-airport-over-luxury-watches.html http://www.theweek.in/news/entertainment/2022/11/12/shah-rukh-khan-stopped-at-mumbai-airport-over-luxury-watches.html Sat Nov 12 17:23:01 IST 2022 will-continue-to-protest-against-vir-das-till-he-apologises-warns-hindu-outfit <a href="http://www.theweek.in/news/entertainment/2022/11/12/will-continue-to-protest-against-vir-das-till-he-apologises-warns-hindu-outfit.html"><img border="0" hspace="10" align="left" style="margin-top:3px;margin-right:5px;" src="http://img.theweek.in/content/dam/week/opinion/columns/swara-bhasker/images/2021/11/25/61-vir-das-new.jpg" /> <p>After stand-up comedian Vir Das' show in Bengaluru was cancelled following protests by right-wing organisations, the Hindu Janajagruti Samiti (HJS) on Saturday said in Goa that it will continue to protest against him till he apologises for his &quot;anti-India&quot; remarks made in the USA.</p> <p>HJS national spokesperson Ramesh Shinde said here that his organisation will keep protesting against Das wherever his shows are scheduled.</p> <p>Das' monologue &quot;I come from two Indias&quot; that he presented in the USA had triggered a controversy a year ago when he was criticised for allegedly defaming the country.</p> <p>On Thursday, his show scheduled in Bengaluru was cancelled at the last minute following protests by Hindu right-wing organisations, which alleged that it would hurt Hindu religious sentiments.</p> <p>&quot;Das should apologise for his statement made against India in the US. If we don't protest against his statement, then it would mean that we support what he had said,&quot; Shinde said.</p> <p>He accused the comedian of defaming India at the international level during his performance.</p> <p>&quot;Das should tender an apology for his statement. If he apologises, then the issue is over,&quot; Shinde said.</p> <p>The HJS did not cancel Das' show in Bengaluru, he said, adding that the organisation had filed a formal police complaint against the comedian at a police station there.</p> <p>&quot;Police had told us (HJS) that the show cannot be cancelled. So we said we would protest outside the venue peacefully holding placards,&quot; he said.</p> <p>The decision to cancel the show was taken by the organisers and the police, Shinde said.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> http://www.theweek.in/news/entertainment/2022/11/12/will-continue-to-protest-against-vir-das-till-he-apologises-warns-hindu-outfit.html http://www.theweek.in/news/entertainment/2022/11/12/will-continue-to-protest-against-vir-das-till-he-apologises-warns-hindu-outfit.html Sat Nov 12 12:33:18 IST 2022 kevin-conroy-a-defining-voice-of-batman-dies-at-66 <a href="http://www.theweek.in/news/entertainment/2022/11/12/kevin-conroy-a-defining-voice-of-batman-dies-at-66.html"><img border="0" hspace="10" align="left" style="margin-top:3px;margin-right:5px;" src="http://img.theweek.in/content/dam/week/news/entertainment/images/2022/11/12/kevin-conroy-ap.jpg" /> <p>Kevin Conroy, the prolific voice actor whose gravely delivery on <i style="font-size: 0.8125rem;">Batman: The Animated Series </i>was for many Batman fans the definite sound of the Caped Crusader, has died at 66.</p> <p>Conroy died Thursday after a battle with cancer, series producer Warner Bros. announced Friday.</p> <p>Conroy was the voice of Batman on the acclaimed animated series that ran from 1992-1996, often acting opposite Mark Hamill's Joker. Conroy continued on as the almost exclusive animated voice of Batman, including some 15 films, 400 episodes of television and two dozen videogames, including the <i>Batman: Arkham </i>and<i> Injustice franchises</i>.</p> <p>In the eight-decade history of Batman, no one played the Dark Knight more. For several generations, he has been the definitive Batman, Hamill in a statement. It was one of those perfect scenarios where they got the exact right guy for the right part, and the world was better for it.&quot;</p> <p>He will always be my Batman, Hamill said.</p> <p>Conroy's popularity with fans made him a sought-after personality on the comic-con circuit. In the often tumultuous world of DC Comics, Conroy was a mainstay and widely beloved. In a statement, Warner Bros. Animation said Conroy's performance will forever stand among the greatest portrayals of the Dark Knight in any medium.</p> <p>Kevin brought a light with him everywhere, whether in the recording booth giving it his all or feeding first-responders during 9/11 or making sure every fan who ever waited for him had a moment with their Batman,&quot; said Paul Dini, producer of the animated show. A hero in every sense of the word.&quot;</p> <p>Born in in Westbury, New York, and raised in Westport, Connecticut, Conroy started out as well-trained theater actor. He attended Julliard and roomed with Robin Williams. After graduating, he toured with John Houseman's acting group, the Acting Company. He performed in A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Public Theater and in Eastern Standard&quot; on Broadway. At the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego, California, he performed in Hamlet.</p> <p>The 1980s production of Eastern Standard,&quot; in which Conroy played a TV producer secretly living with AIDS, had particular meaning to him. Conroy, who was gay, said at the time he was regularly attending funerals for friends who died of AIDS. He poured out his anguish nightly on stage.</p> <p>In 1980, Conroy moved to Los Angeles, began acting in soap operas and booked appearances on TV series including Cheers,&quot; Tour of Duty and Murphy Brown. In 1991, when casting director Andrea Romano was scouting her lead actor for Batman: The Animated Series, she went through hundreds of auditions before Conroy came in. He was there on a friend's recommendation and cast immediately.</p> <p>Conroy began the role without any background in comics and as a novice in voice acting. His Batman was husky, brooding and dark. His Bruce Wayne was light and dashing. His inspiration for the contrasting voices, he said, came from the 1930s film, The Scarlet Pimpernel, about an English aristocrat who leads a double life.</p> <p>It's so much fun as an actor to sink your teeth into, Conroy told The New York Times in 2016. Calling it animation doesn't do it justice. It's more like mythology.</p> <p>As Conroy's performance evolved over the years, it sometimes connected to his own life. Conroy described his own father as an alcoholic and said his family disintegrated while he was in high school. He channeled those emotions into the 1993 animated film Mast of the Phantasm, which revolved around Bruce Wayne's unsettled issues with his parents.</p> <p>Andrea came in after the recording and grabbed me in a hug, Conroy told The Hollywood Reporter in 2018. Andrea said, I don't know where you went, but it was a beautiful performance.' She knew I was drawing on something.</p> <p>Conroy is survived by his husband, Vaughn C. Williams, sister Trisha Conroy and brother Tom Conroy.</p> <p>In<i> Finding Batman</i>, released earlier this year, Conroy penned a comic about his unlikely journey with the character and as a gay man in Hollywood.</p> <p>I've often marveled as how appropriate it was that I should land this role, he wrote. As a gay boy growing up in the 1950s and 60s in a devoutly Catholic family, I'd grown adept at concealing parts of myself.</p> <p>The voice that emerged from Conroy for Batman, he said, was one he didn't recognize a voice that seemed to roar from 30 years of frustration, confusion, denial, love, yearning.&quot;</p> <p>I felt Batman rising from deep within.&quot;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://www.theweek.in/news/entertainment/2022/11/12/kevin-conroy-a-defining-voice-of-batman-dies-at-66.html http://www.theweek.in/news/entertainment/2022/11/12/kevin-conroy-a-defining-voice-of-batman-dies-at-66.html Sat Nov 12 11:39:29 IST 2022 veteran-telugu-actor-krishna-passes-away-tributes-pour-in <a href="http://www.theweek.in/news/entertainment/2022/11/15/veteran-telugu-actor-krishna-passes-away-tributes-pour-in.html"><img border="0" hspace="10" align="left" style="margin-top:3px;margin-right:5px;" src="http://img.theweek.in/content/dam/week/news/entertainment/images/2022/11/14/mahesh-babu-father-ani.jpg" /> <p>Veteran Telugu actor Krishna passed away on Tuesday at a&nbsp;city-based private super-speciality hospital where he was undergoing treatment following a cardiac arrest. He was 80.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Krishna, the father of superstar Mahesh Babu, was admitted to the hospital in the early hours of Monday and was put on a ventilator.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>He was being treated by a multi-disciplinary team of doctors following the cardiac arrest. The actor passed away at 4 am on Tuesday, hospital sources said.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>He was brought into the hospital's emergency department on Monday after suffering a cardiac arrest, and the medical staff managed to revive him after 20 minutes of CPR.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Ghattamaneni Sivarama Krishna, popularly known as just Krishna, had begun his career in the early 1960s and has acted in about 350 films.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Considered one of Telugu cinema's first superstars, Krishna has acted in over 300 films. He was last seen on the big screen in 2016. Krishna's first wife and Mahesh Babu's mother Indira Devi passed away in September while his elder son Ramesh Babu too died earlier this year.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><b>Condolences pour in</b></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>After the news of his death broke, many Telugu actors and leaders paid tributes to the superstar.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Actor Chiranjeevi penned a heartfelt tribute to Krishna on Twitter by calling him a &quot;treasure of Indian cinema&quot; and a &quot;great human being.&quot; Film producers Dil Raju and Sirish, of Sri Venkateswara Creations, tweeted that Krishna's &quot;legendary roles and impeccable performances will continue to inspire generations to come.&quot;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Actor Rakul Preeth also paid tributes to the actor, &quot;Condolences to @urstrulyMahesh sir and his family. It’s heartbreaking for every fan. Thank you, sir, for your contribution to Indian cinema. There will be no one like you. RIP.&quot;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Actor Jr NTR too condoled the death of the veteran actor. He said Krishna will be remembered for his &quot;many experimental films&quot; and credited him with &quot;introducing many techniques to Telugu cinema.&quot;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>(With inputs from PTI)</p> http://www.theweek.in/news/entertainment/2022/11/15/veteran-telugu-actor-krishna-passes-away-tributes-pour-in.html http://www.theweek.in/news/entertainment/2022/11/15/veteran-telugu-actor-krishna-passes-away-tributes-pour-in.html Tue Nov 15 09:37:59 IST 2022 television-actor-siddhaanth-surryavanshi-passes-away-at-46 <a href="http://www.theweek.in/news/entertainment/2022/11/11/television-actor-siddhaanth-surryavanshi-passes-away-at-46.html"><img border="0" hspace="10" align="left" style="margin-top:3px;margin-right:5px;" src="http://img.theweek.in/content/dam/week/news/entertainment/images/2022/11/11/siddhanth-actor.jpg" /> <p>Television actor Siddhaanth Surryavanshi passed away on Friday morning, at the age of 46. The actor suffered a cardiac arrest while working out at the gym, according to reports.</p> <p>He was rushed to Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, where doctors tried to revive him for 45 minutes, but he couldn't be saved, <i>Times of India </i>reported. The actor, who made his television debut with <i>Kkusum, </i>was part of several shows like<i> Krishna Arjun</i>,<i> Ziddi Dil Maane Na, Kasautii Zindagii Kay.</i></p> <p>He was married to model and VJ Alesia Raut. The couple tied the knot in November 2017 and were parents to two kids.</p> <p>Actor Gautam Rode took to Twitter to pay tributes to Siddhaanth: &quot;Really shocked to have read about Siddhaanth’s passing away. My condolences to friends and family. Om shanti.&quot;</p> http://www.theweek.in/news/entertainment/2022/11/11/television-actor-siddhaanth-surryavanshi-passes-away-at-46.html http://www.theweek.in/news/entertainment/2022/11/11/television-actor-siddhaanth-surryavanshi-passes-away-at-46.html Fri Nov 11 16:52:35 IST 2022 relief-for-jacqueline-fernandez-delhi-court-extends-interim-bail-till-nov-15 <a href="http://www.theweek.in/news/entertainment/2022/11/11/relief-for-jacqueline-fernandez-delhi-court-extends-interim-bail-till-nov-15.html"><img border="0" hspace="10" align="left" style="margin-top:3px;margin-right:5px;" src="http://img.theweek.in/content/dam/week/news/entertainment/images/2022/9/18/Jacqueline-Fernandez-new-insta.jpg" /> <p>A Delhi court on Friday extended the interim bail to actress Jacqueline Fernandez in the money laundering case involving conman Sukesh Chandrasekhar. The interim protection will continue till November 15, when the court will pronounce order on regular bail.</p> <p>Special Judge Shailendra Malik, who had earlier granted Fernandez interim bail, reserved order for Friday on the bail plea of the actor after hearing arguments from the lawyers appearing for Fernandez as well as the ED.</p> <p>On the ED's submission that Jacqueline can escape the country easily as she is not short of money, the court questioned why the actor was not arrested so far. &quot;Why haven't you (ED) arrested Jacqueline yet during the investigation despite issuing an LOC (look out notice)? Other accused are in jail. Why adopt a pick-and-choose policy, the court asked the probe agency.</p> <p>Jacqueline had sought bail, saying there was no need for her custody since the investigation is already complete and the charge sheet has been filed. The actress, who was questioned multiple times by the probe agency, was named as an accused in the supplementary charge-sheet recently.</p> <p>According to the ED, the actor accepted gifts worth crores from Sukesh while he was in the Tihar Jail and was being investigated for money laundering. Sukesh is accused of cheating many people, including high-profile individuals such as former Fortis Healthcare promoter Shivinder Mohan Singh's wife Aditi Singh.</p> <p>In its charge-sheet, the ED said the actress is &quot;directly or indirectly involved in the proceeds of crime.&quot;</p> <p>Jacqueline consistently shifted her stance with regard to the gifts being received by her and her relatives from Sukesh, the agency noted in its charge-sheet. The ED in April provisionally attached Rs 7.27 crore funds of the actress under the PMLA apart from Rs 15 lakh in cash.</p> http://www.theweek.in/news/entertainment/2022/11/11/relief-for-jacqueline-fernandez-delhi-court-extends-interim-bail-till-nov-15.html http://www.theweek.in/news/entertainment/2022/11/11/relief-for-jacqueline-fernandez-delhi-court-extends-interim-bail-till-nov-15.html Fri Nov 11 15:53:20 IST 2022