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Nexus Malls appoints Amitabh Bachchan as the brand ambassador

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Nexus Malls, the retail platform in India owned and managed by Blackstone Real Estate funds, has announced Amitabh Bachchan as their 'Happyness Ambassador'. This is a unique, one-of-a-kind partnership with India's biggest global superstar to provide customers with a 'Har Din Kuch Naya' experience. 'Happyness Ambassador'.

Nexus Malls appoints Amitabh Bachchan as the brand ambassador

Amitabh Bachchan is one of the most iconic celebrities in India, who is an all-time favourite across different age groups. He is a household name renowned for his award-winning acting career and charitable efforts. Talking about this new development, CEO, Nexus Malls Mr. Dalip Sehgal, said, "We are extremely privileged to welcome Amitabh Bachchan to our Nexus Malls family. He has a remarkable ability to connect with different age groups. We are proud to partner with one of India's biggest icons to help us deliver Har Din Kuch Naya experiences to our customers.”

Mr. Amitabh Bachchan added, "I am delighted to endorse Nexus Malls. Together, we will try and further aim at curating new experiences for the customers each time they visit Nexus Malls."

Since its inception in 2016, Nexus has become India's largest retail platform with 17 properties across 13 cities. In June 2022, they unveiled a new brand identity, which represents joy, excitement, freshness, life, and magic - and most importantly, happyness.

Also Read: EXCLUSIVE: “Amitabh Bachchan is my role model,” says Bhediya star Abhishek Banerjee; reveals his Paatal Lok character is his tribute to Megastar

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Pakistani actor Adnan Siddiqui takes a dig at the remake of the song ‘Aap Jaisa Koi’ from the Ayushmann Khurrana film Action Hero

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Ayushmann Khurrana yet again will be seen in an unconventional role in the forthcoming film An Action Hero and while the film has elements from the film industry, it seems that it also included remix of the iconic number ‘Aap Jaisa Koi’. In the film, the song is picturized on the leading man and Malaika Arora. It seems that Pakistani actor Adnan Siddiqui who came across the remix version is not happy about it. He took to social media to take a dig at the new version as he compared to the original track from the 1980 film Qurbani.

Pakistani actor Adnan Siddiqui takes a dig at the remake of the song ‘Aap Jaisa Koi’ from the Ayushmann Khurrana film Action Hero

Taking to Twitter, Adnan Siddiqui expressed his thoughts about the ‘Aap Jaisa Koi’ remake. For the unversed, while the new version was sung saying, Zahrah S Khan and Altamash Faridi, the old version was sung by Pakistani singer Nazia Haasan. The music was composed by British Indian music composer Biddu and it was recreated by the popular Tanishk Bagchi. Comparing it to the older version, Adnan’s tweet read, “Is there something in the air that the world has suddenly developed a penchant for ruining perfect classics? Even re-creation requires talent. Nazia Hassan must be turning in her grave. #AapJaisaKoi nahi..”


Not just him, many of the social media users too slammed the ‘Aap Jaisa Koi’ remix. One of the fans commented, “This is pathetic rendition of an immortal classic number by the late stunning Nazia Hassan ji is absolutely atrocious..!” Another fan added, “#AapJaisaKoi jaise iconic song ki tumne ye dasha ki hai… ZeenatAman ji ke to aakhon mein se khoon nikl jaaega Malaika ko dekhke. Aur poori duniya mein #NaziaHassan ji ki awaz nhi ho skti kisi ki! (What have you made of the song… Zeenat Aman will bleed through her eyes after seeing Malaika… no one can have a voice like Nazia Hassan).”

An Action Hero directed by Anirudh Iyer and it is slated to release on December 2, 2022.

Also Read: Ayushmann Khurrana starrer An Action Hero passed by CBFC with a U/A certificate

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EXCLUSIVE: Freddy actress Alaya F reveals the one rumour that really pissed her off

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Rumours are a part and parcel of celebrities’ lives. With the advent of internet and more and more publications entering the market, the chances of rumours are on the increase. While some rumours can make a celebrity laugh, there are some that can piss them off. Unfortunately, the latter happened with actress Alaya F.

During an exclusive video chat with Bollywood Hungama, when she was asked about a rumour that offended her, she recalled, “I moved into my own home and I heard from someone that there was some rumour going on that someone else got me that home (for her). And I was very irritated. I have done this for myself and someone else is getting the credit for it. That really pissed me off.”

She then revealed the source of the rumour. “You know where I heard about it? My grandfather came and asked me. I was like… That’s how far the rumour spread.”

In the same interview, Alaya had Kartik Aaryan for company. The two are starring together for the first time in the film Freddy, which will stream on Disney+ Hotstar from December 2.

Also Read: Kartik Aaryan pens a sweet birthday note for Freddy co-star Alaya F; calls her “Fireball of Energy and extremely Talented”

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Jamie Lever, daughter of Johnny Lever, to appear in a non-comic avatar in Disney+ Hotstar’s Cuddles

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Jamie Lever, daughter of veteran actor Johnny Lever, will be making her debut in the lead in Disney+ Hotstar’s short film Cuddles. The film is based on the short story by Larissa Theule titled Kafka And The Doll. It is written and directed by Kabeer Khurana and co-written by Avirat Parekh.

Jamie is known for her comic side in her stand up shows, just like her dad. But she is glad to have gotten a chance to do something different in Cuddles. “I was sold on the script when I met Kabeer and understood his vision as he narrated the story to me, she said in a statement. “It was difficult for me as I have always done comedy and this is a very unique project, very subtle, very real, from the heart, different from all the other things I've done in the past. I was just excited to play a fresh and refreshing character.”

Coming to the changes she had to encounter, she added, “When it comes to comedy you can go over-the-top and be loud with your performance but when you have a subject like this, you have to really be subtle, heartfelt and underplay to bring out those deep emotions. Kabeer was extremely helpful. We did a couple of readings and he made me realize how you can touch those emotions and bring that out in the scenes. I also like that Kabeer incorporated a little singing which is one of my strengths. I got to sing live and record my own songs which is a great opportunity.”

Cuddles also stars the veteran actor Viveck Vaswani and Komal Chhabria in pivotal roles.

Speaking about the casting, Kabeer said, “A lot of names were thrown into the mix. Jamie’s and Viveck’s names also came up. My mom was a big fan of Jamie’s stand-up and online content and I thought it would be interesting to have her break the stereotype of just being a comedian, to being a nuanced & emotional performer. I felt that she had been unfairly pigeonholed and she was incredibly versatile. The film captures her diverse talents and she also sings a song in the film which plays over the end credits! Cuddles is a story about hope and we are confident that in such harrowing times, the project will connect with the audiences even more than it normally would.”

With Cuddles, Vaswani got a chance to be in front of the camera after a long time. He said, “When Kabeer approached me for Cuddles, I was very happy to be part of it. Even though now I am in (the field of) education, working as the dean of the school of contemporary media at Pearl Academy, nothing gives me greater joy than being able to act. To top it all, it’s a warm script which is the need of the hour.”

Cuddles will be streaming on Disney+ Hotstar from December 3.

Also Read: Father-daughter duo, Johnny and Jamie Lever join the Housefull 4 cast

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EXCLUSIVE: Freddy star Kartik Aaryan reveals what he has learnt from Alaya F, Kiara Advani and Kriti Sanon

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Kartik Aaryan has become one of the most bankable actors from Bollywood with a row of successful films in last few years. His last outing Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 is one of the few superhits from this year, which has been anything but good for the industry.

But along with giving hit films, Kartik has also succeeded in looking good with a lot of actresses he has been paired opposite.

In a recent exclusive video chat with Bollywood Hungama, Kartik was asked what all has he learnt from his female co-stars. He had an unusual and surprising answer for Kriti Sanon. He said, “She thinks a lot,” and added laughingly, “If that’s a learning.”

Kartik and Kriti were paired opposite each other in Laxman Utekar’s Luka Chuppi. The romantic-comedy, which released in 2019, became successful at the box office.

Moving onto other actresses, Kartik learnt from his Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 co-star Kiara Advani to be punctual. Now, this is something big stars are not known for.

Similarly, Kartik believes that one can learn to be sincere in our work from Alaya F. Kartik is starring alongside her in the romantic-mystery drama Freddy.

The film will stream on Disney+ Hotstar from December 2.

Also Read: EXCLUSIVE: Freddy star Kartik Aaryan recalls meeting Shah Rukh Khan for the first time: ‘I was so happy that he looked at me’

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Hook entertainment CEO issues apology statement for legal issues involving Lee Seung Gi’s unpaid music profits; promises to take full responsibility using her own assets

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CEO of South Korean management company Hook Entertainment has reportedly issued an apology statement for legal issues involving Lee Seung Gi’s unpaid music profits, promising to take full responsibility of the matter.

Hook entertainment CEO issues apology statement for legal issues involving Lee Seung Gi’s unpaid music profits; promises to take full responsibility using her own assets

It was earlier revealed that Lee Seung Gi had not received any of his revenue from his music and that five years' worth of statements from 2004 to 2009 were missing. According to Korean tabloid Soompi, recently, Lee Seung Gi’s agency Hook Entertainment’s office building was also seized and searched by the Severe Crime Investigation Division of the National Police Agency due to suspicion of embezzlement by some executives.

While the agency’s CEO Kwon Jin Young briefly responded that she is in the process of fact checking, on November 24, Lee Seung Gi’s legal representative confirmed that the musician had been receiving insults and threats when he requested settlement details regarding the profits made from music. On November 30, the CEO sent emails to media outlets stating that she will take full responsibility for the controversy using her own property and assets.

“I believe that any quarrel or misunderstanding should be followed by responsibility at the beginning and end,” she wrote in her letter. “I do not want to cause any harm to Hook Entertainment, the company I have established with all my 25 years, as well as to the agency’s artists. Once again, I bow my head and express my apologies. In addition, I will take full responsibility for the dispute with Lee Seung Gi, and I will not shirk my responsibility and dispose of my personal property to carry out my responsibility.”

“I am sorry to all the staff at Hook Entertainment, who must have been living in hell every day due to the sudden incident, and to everyone who learned about this unwanted news,” she concluded in her statement.

Also Read: Lee Seung Gi’s legal representative denies Hook Entertainment’s claims that they settled all their debt obligations

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Nam Ji Hyun in talks to star with Choi Hyun Wook in new fantasy thriller drama Hi Cookie

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South Korean actress Nam Ji Hyun is currently in talks to star in new fantasy thriller drama Hi Cookie (literal title). Choi Hyun Wook will reportedly play the male lead in the upcoming drama. According to Korean tabloid Soompi, Hi Cookie is about an elite high school that is swallowed up by dangerous handmade cookies that make people’s dreams come true. The drama tells the story of a woman who has to go into the swamp herself to rescue her drowning sister.

Nam Ji Hyun in talks to star with Choi Hyun Wook in new fantasy thriller drama Hi Cookie

On November 30, Nam Ji Hyun’s agency Management SOOP confirmed that the actress was offered the lead role of Choi Soo Young, “who became her family’s breadwinner at the age of 18 and started part-time work at a factory to raise her younger sister.” The actress is currently reviewing the offer.

Meanwhile, previously in October, it was reported that actor Choi Hyun Wook will portray the male lead. Hs agency is yet to confirm his casting. Broadcast schedule for the upcoming thriller drama is currently under discussion.

Production for Hi Cookie commences in 2023.

Also Read: Kim Go Eun, Nam Ji Hyun, Wi Ha Joon starrer Little Women soars at No. 4 amongst non-English TV shows with 18.94 million viewership

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Singham Again, the third movie in the Ajay Devgn-Rohit Shetty franchise, announced!

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Rohit Shetty’s Sooryavanshi gave a hint about the possibility of the third Singham movie. The makers have now officially announced Singham Returns, the third film in the Singham franchise.

The news was shared by the veteran trade analyst Taran Adarsh on social media. He shared a picture of Ajay Devgn’s character Bajirao Singham from the franchise about to shoot someone and wrote, “#Xclusiv… AJAY DEVGN - ROHIT SHETTY REUNITE FOR ‘SINGHAM AGAIN’… BIGGG NEWS… One of the most successful combinations ever - #AjayDevgn and director #RohitShetty - collaborate once again… For #SinghamAgain [yes, that’s the title]… Will start once #Ajay is free from #Bholaa.”

 

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In one of the scenes in Sooryavanshi, Singham, who plays as a cameo, vows to finish off cross-border terrorists. So, it seems that the subject of Singham Again will deal with terrorism this time around. This also means that the film will be on a much larger scale than the earlier two films in the franchise, Singham and Singham Returns, which were released in 2022 and 2014 respectively.

Devgn’s character fights against a gangster-turned-politician Jaykant Shikre (Prakash Raj) in the first film. Singham Returns saw him up in arms against a fraud spiritual guru Babaji (Amole Gupte) and minister Prakash Rao (Zakir Hussain).

Also Read: Jimmy Shergill joins Ajay Devgn and Neeraj Pandey’s untitled project; shoot to begin in November, report

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Director Ang Lee casts his son Mason Lee to play martial arts icon Bruce Lee in biopic

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Ang Lee, the Oscar-winning director behind Life of Pi, is set to direct the biopic on Chinese-American martial arts legend Bruce Lee. According to Variety, the filmmaker’s son Mason Lee is attached to star in the film, which is in development at Sony’s 3000 Pictures. Dan Futterman is adapting the script. Jean Castelli, Alex Law and Mabel Cheung and Wells Tower wrote earlier versions of the screenplay. “

Director Ang Lee casts his son Mason Lee to play martial arts icon Bruce Lee in biopic

Accepted as neither fully American nor Fully Chinese, Bruce Lee was a bridge between East and West who introduced Chinese Gung Fu to the world, a scientist of combat and an iconic performing artist who revolutionized both the martial arts and action cinema,” Ang Lee said in a statement.

He continued, “I feel compelled to tell the story of this brilliant, unique human being who yearned for belonging, possessed tremendous power in a 135-pound-frame, and who, through tireless hard work, made impossible dreams into reality.” Lawrence Grey, Shannon Lee, Ang Lee, Ben Everard, and Brian Bell are attached to serve as producers.

Elizabeth Gabler and Marisa Paiva are overseeing the project for the studio. Gabler, Paiva and Sony Pictures chairman Tom Rothman previously worked with Lee on 2012’s Oscar-winning adventure drama Life of Pi. Bruce Lee is a longtime passion project for Ang and a deeply emotional story depicting the triumphs and conflicts of one of the foremost real life action heroes of our time,” Gabler said.

“All of us at Sony and 3000 Pictures are proud to help Ang and his filmmaking team create what we believe will be an extraordinary theatrical event.” Other acclaimed credits for Lee include Brokeback Mountain and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Sense and Sensibility, Hulk, Lust and Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk which also starred Mason Lee.

Meanwhile, Mason Lee also appeared in The Hangover Part II and most recently starred in the Taiwanese romantic comedy Stand By Me, Hong Kong drama Limbo and Who Killed Cock Robin.

Also Read: “Life Of Pi has been my most exhausting movie” – Ang Lee

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Ranbir Kapoor – Alia Bhatt starrer Brahmastra becomes FIRST Indian film to release in Imax screens in Taiwan

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After achieving success in India, the Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt-starrer Brahmastra: Part One – Shiva is now all set to release in Taiwan from tomorrow December 2. The makers have shared this new while releasing the film’s poster in Taiwanese language. This will be the first Indian film to release in Imax screens in Taiwan.

Directed by Ayan Mukerji and produced by Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions, the film also starred Amitabh Bachchan and Mouni Roy. It had guest appearances from Shah Rukh Khan and Nagarjuna.

Brahmastra had released in India on September 9 and it became a hit right from its first day itself. The original Hindi version of the film finished at Rs 257.44 crores at the India box office.

The movie was also released in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada. It faced a lot of delays as it was in the making stage for around seven years. The makers have announced the second and the third part of this trilogy.

In an exclusive interview with Bollywood Hungama last month, Ayan had said that the second part of the movie will be, “a lot more dramatic and juicier and a lot more clash oriented. I think that part two will just be more of everything, you know, more scale more VFX more Astras more drama modules.”

Also Read: Brahmastra OTT version confirms Deepika Padukone as Ranbir Kapoor’s mom Amrita

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Netflix announces new release date for SHINee's Minho and Chae Soo Bin’s The Fabulous; to now premiere on December 23

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Netflix has announced the new release date of the upcoming Korean drama The Fabulous. The series, which was set to premiere on November 4, was postponed in the wake of the tragedy in Itaewon in South Korea which left hundreds of people dead. The Fabulous stars Minho from popular K-pop group SHINee and actress Chae Soo Bin. It will now premiere on December 23.

Netflix announces new release date for SHINee's Minho and Chae Soo Bin’s The Fabulous; to now premiere on December 23

Swoon Netflix account on Wednesday shared an official statement on Instagram and wrote, “Mark your calendars - THE FABULOUS - has a new launch date. The romance drama is coming December 23 (just in time for Christmas) only on Netflix.”

 

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The upcoming series follows four best friends as they chase their dreams alongside fashion’s elite while juggling demanding jobs, romantic dilemmas and wild nights on the town. In the series, Minho plays Ji Woo Min, a freelance photo editor established in his profession and known for his attractive appearance. However, he struggles with finding a passion for his work. Things change when he encounters Pyo Ji Eun (played by Chae Soo Bin), a PR manager for luxury brands, and the two find themselves in a blossoming romance. The first look photos were unveiled in September.

Meanwhile, Chae Soo Bin was most recently seen in Disney+ series Rookie Cops. The series marked the debut of singer Kang Daniel as the lead actor.  She is currently seen in a variety show Young Actors’ Retreat. On the other hand, Choi Minho was last seen in Lovestruck In The City and Yumi’s Cells season 1.

ALSO READ: Netflix postpones SHINee’s Minho and Chae Soo Bin’s The Fabulous press conference and premiere amid Itaewon Halloween crowd crush tragedy

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Zero Day: Robert De Niro to star in and executive produce Netflix’s limited political thriller series

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Two-time Oscar-winning actor Robert De Niro is on board to headline Netflix’s limited series Zero Day that hails from Eric Newman and Noah Oppenheim. According to Variety, plot details are being kept under wraps but sources say the show would be a political thriller in which De Niro would play a former U.S. President. Newman and Oppenheim are the writers and executive producers on the series, with a story by Newman, Oppenheim, and Michael Schmidt.

Jonathan Glickman of Panoramic Media will also executive produce alongside De Niro who is executive producing in addition to starring. If the series is greenlit, it would mark the first-ever television lead role for De Niro.

On the work front, De Niro is one of the most celebrated actors in Hollywood who has seven Academy Award nominations in his name. He won the Academy Award for best actor and best supporting actor for Raging Bull and The Godfather Part II respectively.

De Niro most recently wrapped Tony Goldwyn’s upcoming feature Inappropriate Behavior, alongside Bobby Cannavale, Rose Byrne, Vera Farmiga, Rainn Wilson and Whoopi Goldberg.

Also Read: Ms. Marvel actor Mohan Kapur accused of sexually harassing a minor – “His partner knew the type of man he was”

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Cirkus trailer: Ranveer Singh starrer promises to be a BIG-SCALE LAUGH RIOT; Rohit Shetty ensures 2022 ends on a HIGH!

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The success of Drishyam 2 has infused life into the industry. Now all eyes are on Cirkus, as the hope is that this film, directed by Rohit Shetty, will emerge as another crowd puller. The trailer is going to be out tomorrow and Bollywood Hungama got a chance to see it today. And we can confidently say that Cirkus will ensure that 2022 ends on a high!

Cirkus trailer: Ranveer Singh starrer promises to be a BIG-SCALE LAUGH RIOT; Rohit Shetty ensures 2022 ends on a HIGH!

The trailer of Cirkus is 3.47 minutes long and director Rohit Shetty has done justice to all the different aspects of the film, be it comedy, romance and scale. Just like the posters, the focus is not just on Ranveer Singh, Varun Sharma, Jacqueline Fernandez and Pooja Hegde, but also on the character actors like Johny Lever, Siddharth Jadhav, Tiku Talsania, Sanjay Mishra, Vijay Patkar, Ashwinin Kalsekar, Mukesh Tiwari, Vrajesh Hirjee, Brijendra Kala etc. To give so many actors prominence in a promo is no easy task but Rohit Shetty and team come out with flying colours. Moreover, the double role element and big-screen appeal also enhances the impact.

Apart from humour, what stands out is the catchy song 'Current Lag Gaya', composed by Devi Sri Prasad. It is sure to become a chartbuster in the days to come. Also, the last 20 seconds of the trailer boasts of surprises that will further enhance the hype for the film.

All in all, Cirkus trailer is just right and looks like it’s another winner from Rohit Shetty. This Christmas, expect a mad ride from the blockbuster director!

Also Read: SCOOP: Disney asks 2k single screen cinemas to skip Cirkus and exclusively screen Avatar: The Way Of Water for 2 weeks

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Song Hye Kyo and Lee Do Hyun starrer The Glory to premiere on Netflix on December 30, see stunning poster

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Popular Korean actress Song Hye Kyo and Descendants Of The Sun screenwriter Kim Eun Sook are teaming up again after six years for The Glory, a Netflix series about a woman who lives for absolute revenge against the childhood bullies who destroyed her life.

Song Hye Kyo and Lee Do Hyun starrer The Glory to premiere on Netflix on December 30, see stunning poster

The premiere date announcement video was unveiled on Thursday. Song Hye Kyo is seen in the first teaser as she is sitting under an embroidered tree with shoes littered all over as she says, “There will be no forgiveness. Though, as a result, there will be no glory either.”

 

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Song Hye Kyo will essay the role of Moon Dong Eun, who is seeking revenge on the bullies who destroyed her childhood. Taking on a very different character from her previous outings in Now, We Are Breaking Up, Encounter and That Winter, the Wind Blows, Song portrays a rage-filled woman keen to inflict the ultimate comeuppance on those who tormented her — as well as those who didn’t lift a finger to help.

Lee Do Hyun will play Joo Yeo Jeong, a man with a secret past. Better known for his appearances in horror genres (Sweet Home) and in romance (18 Again), Lee is looking forward to surprising audiences with his interpretation of this new emotional role after his last stint in Youth of May.

The Glory will be directed by Ahn Gil Ho, known for gripping thrillers such as Happiness, Record of Youth, Watcher, Memories of the Alhambra and Stranger. The series will premiere on December 30.

ALSO READ: Song Hye Kyo and Lee Do Hyun to star in Descendants of the Sun screenwriter’s revenge thriller The Glory on Netflix

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When Paresh Rawal had to make an emotional decision about his mother’s life

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It’s not often that Paresh Rawal gives elaborate interviews. The actor recently appeared in Neelesh Misra’s interview series on YouTube titled The Slow Interview. During the course of the conversation, he shared an incident from his past when he was put in an emotional conflict with regards to the life of his mother.

“When my mother fell down, she was in a coma for 12 days,” he recalled. “The doctor who treated her was a good friend. I asked him what we should do. He told me, ‘Paresh, she’s on life support. Even if she wakes up, she will not recognise anybody. She’s old, she might not survive the surgery. Her brain has been injured. By waiting, you’re not extending her life, you’re prolonging her death. Pull the plug. This is practical, these are the facts.’”

This, obviously, was a tricky situation for Rawal as it would be for anyone who loves his mother. His mother, however, released her son from the emotional conflict. Rawal continued, “But she loved us so much, she didn’t put us in the position where we’d have to pull the plug. She got a heart attack and died.”

On the work front, Rawal will next be seen in Anant Mahadevan’s The Storyteller. The film is based on the legendary Satyajit Ray’s short Bengali story Golpo Boliye Tarini Khuro.

Also Read: Paresh Rawal praises Kapil Sharma’s comedy skills; slams people who make fun of people’s looks

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Fleetwood Mac singer-songwriter Christine McVie passes away at the age of 79

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Christine McVie, who played with rock band Fleetwood Mac and wrote some of their most famous songs, has reportedly died aged 79. The Fleetwood Mac vocalist, keyboardist, and songwriter was behind hits including ‘Little Lies’, ‘Everywhere’, ‘Don't Stop’, ‘Say You Love Me’ and ‘Songbird’.

“On behalf of Christine McVie’s family, it is with a heavy heart we are informing you of Christine’s death,” Her family said in a statement. “She passed away peacefully at hospital this morning, Wednesday, November 30, 2022, following a short illness. She was in the company of her family. We kindly ask that you respect the family’s privacy at this extremely painful time, and we would like everyone to keep Christine in their hearts and remember the life of an incredible human being, and revered musician who was loved universally. RIP Christine McVie.”

Fleetwood Mac’s said in a statement, “There are no words to describe our sadness at the passing of Christine McVie. She was truly one-of-a-kind, special and talented beyond measure. She was the best musician anyone could have in their band and the best friend anyone could have in their life. We were so lucky to have a life with her. Individually and together, we cherished Christine deeply and are thankful for the amazing memories we have. She will be so very missed.”

Stevie Nicks also shared a heartfelt and handwritten note in the memory of her Fleetwood Mac bandmate and her dearest friend. “A few hours ago I was told that my best friend in the whole world since the first day of 1975, had passed away. I didn’t even know she was Ill,” Nicks wrote in the letter posted on Instagram. “Until late Saturday night. I wanted to be in London; I wanted to get to London — but we were told to wait. So, since Saturday, one song has been swirling around in my head, over and over and over.”

“I thought I might possibly get to sing it to her and so, I’m singing it to her now. I always knew I would need these words one day.” Nicks then penned down the lyrics to the third verse of Haim’s ‘Hallelujah’, which reflects on the death of a friend and cherishing the memories they made. “I had a best friend but she has come to pass / One I wish I could see now / You always remind me that memories will last / These arms reach out / You were there to protect me like a shield / Long hair, running with me through the field / Everywhere, you’ve been with me all along,” Nicks wrote.

Nicks concluded her note by writing, “See you on the other side, my love. Don’t forget me.” Christine McVie, originally known professionally by her maiden name Christine Perfect, was one of eight members of the band inducted into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame in 1998.

 

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Ms. Marvel actor Mohan Kapur accused of sexually harassing a minor - “His partner knew the type of man he was”

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Mohan Kapur, a well-known TV and film actor who recently gained prominence for playing Kamala Khan's father in Disney+ Hotstar series Ms Marvel, has been accused of sexually harassing a minor and asking for/sending objectionable pictures.

Ms. Marvel actor Mohan Kapur accused of sexually harassing a minor - “His partner knew the type of man he was”

The victim took to Twitter to narrate her traumatic ordeal and wrote, “When I was 14 years old, I was a fan of this serial actress & we became friends. Her partner at that time @mohankapur also became friends with me. I respected the both of them almost like 2nd parents, & told them about my stressful life. But @mohankapur took advantage of me.”

Detailing her terrifying ordeals, she further shared, “We constantly talked until I notice he started flirting with me. Then when I was 15 years old @mohankapur sent his d**k pics to me. He was apologizing nonstop & was depressed…. I forgave him. But after that he continued to harass me…. Said things like how he was in love with me, wanted to marry me, wanting me to grow up to be with him, and can’t wait for me to get older so I can sleep with him. Now I know that @mohankapur was grooming me.” The victim further noted how his then-partner knew of his actions.

“His partner (now ex) knew the type of man he was…. She was aware that he was talking to me,” the victim wrote. “When I met her in person, I told her everything that was happening. A year later I stopped talking to her after she started gaslighting me. I was so depressed about this situation….

She told me how 'I threw my baggage on her'…. I really truly felt that this woman didn’t care at all for what @mohankapur was doing to me… I was so confused & depressed…. I’m not sure if it’s Stockholm syndrome or what but I kept on thinking that all of this was my fault… and kept on wanting to be his friend again. I kept on thinking that he really truly cared about me… but he didn’t.

My depression got worst & I was planning to take my own life…. I kept on calling @mohankapur… he ignore my calls… and at times told me to get over it. Then completely twist the whole story to make me look like the bad person… he kept on saying that he can’t trust me…

The last time I talked to @mohankapur was 2020 and I was crying… I said I really can’t take any of this anymore…. Hoping that he would apologize & understand the trauma he had cause. Instead he told me that he can’t trust me and the only way he can trust me again is if….

I hop on video chat and send nudes to him in order to be friends with him again. #metoo @IndiaMeToo #MeToo” she wrote in her thread. MeToo movement in India saw several struggling, aspiring actresses as well as other women coming out and accusing certain actors and filmmakers of sexual misconduct and misbehavior.

The other names that have been called out during the movement are Subhash Ghai, Alok Nath, Rajkumar Hirani, Rajat Kapoor, Vikas Bahl, most recently Sajid Khan and several others.

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Akshay Kumar wants one more blessing from life, here’s what it is

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Akshay Kumar might not have had a good 2022 but, looking at his overall career, he is easily one of the most successful and well-known actors to have emerged from Bollywood. But despite achieving this much, he wants one more blessing from life, which is to be fit at any age.

 

Akshay felt this after reading the book Fit At Any Age, written by Former Air Marshal PV Iyer. The actor shared a picture of himself on Instagram while reading the book and wrote, “If I could have only one blessing in life, it would be ‘fit at any age’. Former Air Marshal PV Iyer’s book is titled just that. What an inspiration at 92 years of age, Sir! Hope to learn so much from your book.”

 

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Akshay is known to be a fitness freak who makes it a point to wake up in the wee hours of the morning to go through his exercise regime. So it doesn’t really come as a surprise that he found this book so inspiring.

Iyer launched the book just two days back on Tuesday November 29.

On the work front, Akshay recently announced his entry into Marathi cinema with Mahesh Manjrekar’s Vedaat Marathe Veer Daudale Saat, where he will be essaying the character of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.

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Salman Khan reshoots Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan song; amps up grandeur with 800 dancers and five couples before wrapping up the film

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Bollywood actor Salman Khan has gone back to the drawing board after he wasn’t satisfied with the song sequence which was filmed towards the end of Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan. Earlier filmed with 100 dancers, the actor amped up the grandeur with 800 dancers. The song will feature Salman Khan with Pooja Hegde and four other couples.

Salman Khan reshoots Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan song; amps up grandeur with 800 dancers and five couples before wrapping up the film

As per a report in Mid-Day, a sprawling carnival-like set has been erected at Madh Island in Mumbai for the shoot with the set design from production designer Rajat Poddarr. As per the report, a member from the film unit revealed, “Salman is looking into every department for this film, and wants it to look good. We are shooting a bright, colourful, and vibrant song with him, his romantic interest, and four other couples. Earlier, this song was shot on a terrace, but Salman thought it appeared small. They wanted the song to look visually grand because it is a celebration of life and happiness. They tweaked the story a bit, so, now the incident [that leads to the song] happens in a mela. South choreographer Jani Master, who choreographed Salman's Seeti maar in Radhe, has designed this one.”

The report stated that Poddarr and his team erected the set over the span of 8 days. The filming for the song resumed on November 27 and it is being reported that the film has been officially wrapped. Another song was also filmed recently and photos went viral of the actor wearing a lungi. It seems like he will be flaunting South dance steps.

Salman Khan will be next seen in Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan. The film, which was set to release in theatres on December 30, will now hit the theatres on Eid 2023. The actor unveiled several looks from the movie and even a teaser video. The film stars Pooja Hegde, Venkatesh Daggubati, Jagapathi Babu, Jassie Gill, Siddharth Nigam, Raghav Juyal, Shehnaaz Gill and Palak Tiwari. The film is directed by Farhad Samji and bankrolled by Salman Khan Films.

He will also be seen in Tiger 3 which will hit the theatres on Diwali 2023. Directed by Maneesh Sharma and bankrolled by Yash Raj Films, the film marks his reunion with Katrina Kaif. The actor has a cameo in Shah Rukh Khan’s Pathaan which arrives in theatres on January 25, 2023. He has another cameo in Riteish Deshmukh’s Marathi directorial debut Ved.

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Dia Mirza appeals to the PM to ensure Indian women get toxins-free sanitary napkins

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Actress, producer and goodwill ambassador of UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme), Dia Mirza has been raising concerns regarding the devastating impact of sanitary napkins on the environment. She is now baffled by the findings of the report ‘Menstrual Waste 2022’ brought out by the NGO Toxics Link.

The report found the presence of phthalates and volatile organic compounds in six in-organic and four organic sanitary pads available in the market. As per the report, alarming amounts of chemicals linked with heart disorders, diabetes, and cancer have been found in sanitary napkins that millions of women buy and use.

Reacting on this, Dia said in a statement, “This is one of the reasons I feel impelled today to appeal to the Prime Minister of India to put in place stringent regulations and systems to evaluate the health and safety quotient of sanitary napkins before making them accessible to everyone.”

Dia added that five years ago, she found out that the most regularly used sanitary pads are made with plastics that are toxic not just for humans but also the environment. That’s why, she said, she started seeking out alternatives and made a switch personally, but things didn’t change at a macro level.

“All the brands that are in the mainstream market to date are carrying the kind of toxins that no woman should be exposed to,” added Dia. “Without any stringent regulations, such products will continue to be churned out. There urgently needs to be a system in place that raises red flags when toxins/chemicals are found in the compositions of sanitary pads. There’s no regulation at the manufacturing level in India unlike in European countries. We must insist, at least now, to call out unsafe products and regulate their quality.”

Asking bold questions, Dia said, “Why are we not holding big multinational companies accountable for making millions of dollars at the expense of Indian women’s health? We have been propagating the idea that sanitary napkins are a healthier and more hygienic option for menstruating women than cloth pads when in fact they are not, going by the latest report.”

Dia added that the right to health is enshrined in our Constitution and she wonders why we haven’t asked such questions regarding women’s health. “It baffles me that we have been supplying not just menstrual pads but dye poison to millions of Indian women. It is deeply concerning and we can surely do better because now we know better,” she said.

Also Read: On Children’s Day, Dia Mirza shares how she is inculcating eco-sensitivity in her son Avyaan

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Remake of Mahesh Bhatt directorial Arth shelved, director Revathi claims, “I have postponed it for now”

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What happened to the remake of Mahesh Bhatt’s Arth that Revathi was supposed to direct? Announced in 2019 with much fanfare, the project had the blessings of Bhatt. It was to feature Swara Bhaskar in Shabana Azmi’s role.

Remake of Mahesh Bhatt directorial Arth shelved, director Revathi claims, “I have postponed it for now”

Of all the iconic roles, that the formidable Shabana Azmi has played the one that stands out as super-iconic is the deserted wife in Mahesh Bhatt’s Arth. That role, admits Shabana to a large extent, defined the shape of her career.

However, it seems the idea of a trying to redo Arth has been dropped. Says Revathi, “That project did not fall into place with the right actors. I have postponed it for now. We are actually doing a take on the subject, an idea that remained unexplored in the original. I didn’t want to do a faithful remake. I wanted to take the characters into a different direction.”

Incidentally, Revathi played Shabana’s role in Balu Mahendra’s Marapudiyam, the Tamil version of Arth.

Also Read: Mahesh Bhatt gives verdict for Pooja Bhatt starrer ‘Chup’; says, ‘has audacity & stands tall all alone’

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Shilpa Shetty turns partner and investor in Hunar online courses; plans to provide financial independence to 1 lakh women

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Shilpa Shetty joins hands for a thoughtful venture with Hunar - a learning platform. Shilpa Shetty turns partner and investor to Hunar Online Courses, a skilling platform with a community of over 20 lakh women. With this partnership, the actress comes to realize her vision of financial independence for one lakh women by the coming year through better skilling and entrepreneurship opportunities for Indian women.

Shilpa Shetty turns partner and investor in Hunar online courses; plans to provide financial independence to 1 lakh women

On her collaboration with Hunar, Shilpa Shetty Kundra said, “Empowering the women of India with skills to become financially independent has always been a dream for me. As an independent woman, I believe that financial independence and having a personal source of income are important for the woman, her family, and the country. When I attended the Hunar Fashion Show as a Chief Guest, I saw first-hand the impact that Hunar’s team was creating, and I wanted to join them as an investor and a brand ambassador.”

Nishtha Yogesh, Founder and CEO of Hunar Online Courses, said, “India has the potential to grow its GDP exponentially when India’s women are provided with the right platform to learn, grow, and earn an income. Women want to be financially independent and to be recognized for their skills, but do not have easy access to opportunities to learn or earn. Through its wide array of courses in Fashion, Food, Beauty and Photography, Hunar aims to enable and empower these women by lending them the required support at every stage of their journey through expert faculty, dedicated student guides, entrepreneurship mentors and access to a vast community of like-minded women.

We have always seen Shilpa Shetty Kundra as a balanced, talented and determined woman who finds purpose in everything she does. By joining hands with such a progressive platform, the actress rightly initiates social change and enhances the empowerment of countless women in the country.

Shilpa Shetty also shared a video on Instagram announcing her empowering association with Hunar. She captioned the video - "Super excited to share that I am not only the Brand Ambassador, but also an investor of Hunar Online Courses - an amazing platform that takes Indian women from skill to success This supportive space with a community of 20 lakh+ women helps them learn fashion, food & beauty skills, make their own creations, and even start a business! So, do visit www.hunarcourses.com to join me on this inspiring journey. Hunar Tumhara, Saath Hamara."

A star of all mediums - movies, television (as reality show judge), radio show host and OTT, and businesses, Shilpa Shetty has been impeccably playing her roles as a model, actress, film producer, author, and entrepreneur. On the work front, Shilpa has multiple projects on the horizon. She is gearing up for the release of Sonal Joshi's Sukhee wherein she plays the lead protagonist and Rohit Shetty's Indian Police Force.

ALSO READ: Tabu turns 52; friends Farah Khan and Shilpa Shetty host a pyjama party on Drishyam star’s birthday

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Vicky Kaushal starrer SamBahadur to release on December 1, 2023, watch first teaser

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The release date of SamBahadur has been announced. Produced by Ronnie Screwvala, the much anticipated Meghna Gulzar directorial, starring Vicky Kaushal in the titular role, is set to release in cinemas on 1st December 2023. The film also stars Sanya Malhotra as Manekshaw's wife Silloo and Fatima Sana Shaikh as former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.

Vicky Kaushal starrer SamBahadur to release on December 1, 2023, watch first teaser

The makers dropped the first unit of the film today, announcing the date exactly a year before release next year— soaring the excitement for a long-awaited project among the audience. The video showcases a battalion of army officers paving way for Sam Bahadur. The film has been a topic of conversation with Vicky’s uncanny resemblance and realistic portrayal of Sam since the time it was announced and now, with makers dropping its release date, it is set to create more excitement.

Sam Manekshaw’s Army career spanned over four decades and five wars. He was the first Indian Army officer to be promoted to the rank of Field Marshal and his military victory in the 1971 Indo-Pak war led to the creation of Bangladesh.

Directed by Meghna Gulzar, starring Vicky Kaushal, Sanya Malhotra and Fatima Sana Shaikh and produced by Ronnie Screwvala, the film will release in theatres on December 1, 2023.

ALSO READ: Vicky Kaushal reveals childhood connection with his Govinda Naam Mera character, here’s proof!

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EXPLOSIVE! Somy Ali alleges physical abuse, calls Salman Khan a ‘chauvinistic pig’; says, ‘It’s time to go to war’

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Actress Somy Ali has once again taken to social media to call out actor Salman Khan, who she dated in the past in the 90s. The actress has alleged physical abuse and called out Salman Khan on her official Instagram account. On Thursday, the actress took to Instagram to share a photo and a note alleging abuse, and predatory behaviour.

EXPLOSIVE! Somy Ali alleges physical abuse, calls Salman Khan a ‘chauvinistic pig’; says, ‘It’s time to go to war’

Somy Ali captioned the throwback picture, “More to come! Ban my show in India then threaten me with a lawsuit, you coward piece of sh*t. Screw your lawyer! I have 50 lawyers here to protect me from the cigarette burns, the physical abuse and the sodomy which you put me through and it lasted for years. So go f***kkkk yourself. You male chauvinistic pig. And shame on all the female actors who support this guy who has beaten several women. Shame on the male actors who support him. Bring it on you weakling and make sure you wear your insoles given your 5’6. It’s time to go to war.#truth #letsdoit #betterwatchoutsk #predator #womanbeater #its wartime #sadist.”

EXPLOSIVE! Somy Ali alleges physical abuse, calls Salman Khan a ‘chauvinistic pig’; says, ‘It’s time to go to war’

 

Earlier in March 2022, the former actress had taken to her Instagram handle to share a silhouette still from a Bollywood music video and said that one day, he will be exposed by the people who he abused. She even mentioned Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in her note.

"The Harvey Weinstein of Bollywood! You will be exposed. The women you abused will come out one day and share their truth. Just like @aishwaryaraibachchan_arb," Somy wrote in her now-deleted Instagram post. She did not mention the name of the said person. Interestingly, the still was from Salman Khan and Bhagyashree's song 'Aate Jaate Haste Gaate' from the film Maine Pyar Kiya.

In 2018, at the height of the #MeToo movement, Somy Ali had shared, "As a survivor of sexual abuse at the age of 5 and rape at 14, I would like to salute all those that have spoken up and plan on doing so. I know it is very difficult to do it because I have been there and it took me many years to be able to talk about it. It takes immense amount of courage to share this with the world. It's even harder when you tell those that are close to you and they are supposed to protect you, yet they do nothing. I have been there too and it hurts like hell."

"I want these survivors to know it is truly liberating and completely worth it. Do not let the nonbelievers stop you. This is your truth. Do not ever be afraid to speak your truth. Do not let this opportunity pass you. This is a moment that has been long overdue for all of us. This is your chance to be heard and finally obtain justice. I believe you," added Somy.

The actor turned humanitarian now runs her NGO No More Tears.

ALSO READ: Somy Ali says Salman Khan is ‘women beater’: ‘Stop worshiping him please’

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Vijay Deverakonda questioned for 12 hours by ED amid Liger controversy; says 'by getting popularity, there will be few troubles and side effects'

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Telugu actor Vijay Deverakonda, who made his Hindi film debut with Liger in August, was grilled for 12 hours by Enforcement Directorate. He left the ED office at 8:30 am on Thursday and briefly commented on the controversy surrounding the investment and alleged illegal funding in making the movie.

Vijay Deverakonda questioned for 12 hours by ED amid Liger controversy; says 'by getting popularity, there will be few troubles and side effects'

"By getting popularity, there will be few troubles and side effects. It is an experience, it's life. I did my duty when I was called, I came and answered the questions. They did not call me again," said Vijay Deverakonda to the media after the questioning, as per NDTV.

The film was reportedly made on an Rs. 120 crore budget. It flopped at the box office and director Puri Jagannadh has been in a tiff with the distributors down South.

Apart from Vijay, the report stated that Liger producer Charmme Kaur was also summoned in for questioning by the Enforcement Directorate on November 17. It was alleged that there has been a "violation of the Foreign Exchange Management Act, or FEMA" which looks at the cross-border transaction.

ALSO READ: Liger money laundering case: Vijay Deverakonda appears before ED in Hyderabad

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BTS’ Jungkook creates history by becoming the first Korean soloist to debut multiple songs at No. 1 on Billboard’s Digital Song Sales Chart

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South Korean juggernaut BTS’ youngest member Jungkook has reached another milestone by becoming the first Korean solo artist to debut more than one song at No. 1 on Billboard’s Digital Song Sales chart.

According to Korean tabloid Soompi, after ‘Left and Right’, his hit collab single with Charlie Puth, Jungkook’s latest FIFA World Cup 2022 song 'Dreamers’ debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Digital Song Sales chart.

The song created history as it has become the first FIFA song to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard chart, in addition to debuting at No. 4 on the Global Excl. U.S. chart, No. 9 on the Global 200, and No. 10 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100.

Moreover, as the report notes, Jungkook re-entered Billboard’s Artist 100 at No. 47, marking his third overall week on the chart as a soloist. With ‘Dreamers’, Jungkook officially made history as the first Korean artist to perform at the 2022 FIFA World Cup opening ceremony held in Qatar.

As Jungkook took the stage at Qatar’s Al Bayt Stadium to premiere his new single ‘Dreamers’, produced by the famous Moroccan singer, songwriter, and producer RedOne, he was also joined by Qatari artist Fahad Al Kubaisi towards the end of the performance.

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Bigg Boss 16: Archana Gautam takes a dig at MC Stan’s physical appearance; calls him ‘dhacha after seeing him shirtless

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Bigg Boss 16 is known for its massive fights which nasty comments, brutal verbal abuse etc. Not too long ago, Abdu Rozik was in the midst of body shaming when contestants treated him like a kid because of his height. Now yet again, there has been another incident where MC Stan faced a similar situation in the recent episode of the show with Archana Gautam and Priyanka Chahar Choudhary. The two contestants were seen making some nasty remarks about the rapper’s body. A video of the same has gone viral on social media.

Bigg Boss 16: Archana Gautam takes a dig at MC Stan’s physical appearance; calls him ‘dhacha after seeing him shirtless

A video of Archana Gautam and Priyanka Chahar Choudhary making comments on the body of MC Stan found its way on social media and has been receiving a lot of flak from netizens. The video features the two female contestants were seen passing remarks when MC Stan appeared shirtless. This whole scenario took place while the rapper was ironing his shirt and Archana and Priyanka were sitting on the couch in the bathroom area.

It made the rapper conscious, who immediately went ahead and put on a ganji (sleeveless tee). However, not ending at that, Gautam continued her gossiping session as she referred to him as ‘dhacha’ while discussing it with Priyanka Chahar Choudhary. On the other hand, the Udaariyaan actress not only agreed to it but she continued laughing at her co-contestants comments. Just then, when Shalin Bhanot too arrived shirtless, the girls continued to compare it with Stan’s making him feel even more conscious about it.


The video has not gone down well with netizens online who questioned how everyone would react if something similar happened to a woman. Some of them even went on to assert that body shaming of a man as big a cheap thing as it is to do a woman. In the past, many of them have also come out in support of Abdu Rozik when Tina Datta forcibly kissed him on the show.

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HyunA announces her breakup with DAWN in a short social media post

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South Korean pop artists HyunA and DAWN have ended their relationship after 6 years of dating. On November 30, HyunA took to her official Instagram handle to announce her split with DAWN. She confessed in the post that the pair have decided to part ways and remain on cordial terms. “We broke up,” she wrote in the post, as translated by Korean tabloid Soompi.

“We decided to remain as good friends and colleagues from now on. Thank you always for your support and for looking over us fondly.” HyunA and DAWN started dating in 2016 and made their relationship public in 2018.

 

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The Kashmir Files row at IFFI: Vivek Agnihotri announces a follow-up film in response to Nadav Lapid's remark

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As the International Film Festival of India, which was held in Goa, closed, it started trending on various social media platforms. But, not for a good reason. For the unversed, Israeli filmmaker Nadav Lapid, who was also the jury head at the event, criticised the screening of The Kashmir Files while calling it a “propaganda, vulgar” movie. While Anupam Kher and Pallavi Joshi slammed Lapid’s remark a day after the event, now director Vivek Agnihotri has also broken his silence on the matter. Apparently, he has announced that he will make The Kashmir Files: Unreported to let the people know the 'entire truth'.

The Kashmir Files row at IFFI: Vivek Agnihotri announces a follow-up film in response to Nadav Lapid's remark

While speaking to Aaj Tak, the renowned director said, “I am determined now and I am making an announcement... We have many stories, anecdotes, truths from which we could have made 10 films instead of one. But we decided to make only one film. But now, I have decided that I will bring out the whole truth and its title will be The Kashmir Files: Unreported. Aur yeh main isi saal ke andar andar leke aunga, yeh maine aaj dridh nishchay karliya hai (I will bring it within this year, I am determined now).”

Adding further, he asserted, “I will let everyone know very soon whether Unreported will be in the form of a web series or documentary. I'll divulge the entire truth. Now this subject is beyond art and is more about the reputation of this country. It is my moral responsibility that whatever information, proof I have with me and what all people have said, I bring them out and present it in front of people so they know the entire truth.”

Apart from his statement to the portal, he had also shared a video on his social media handle, in which he was heard saying, “I challenge all these urban Naxals and the legendary filmmaker who came from Israel, that if they can prove any single shot, event or dialogue is not completely true then I will quit filmmaking.”

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Arjun Kapoor and Malaika Arora lash out at report claiming she is pregnant; term it as “garbage news”

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Bollywood couple Arjun Kapoor and Malaika Arora always manage to make headlines, mostly for their adorable social media PDA. The reports of their marriage often go online. However, this time reports of Malaika Arora being pregnant were making rounds on the internet. While their fans are still bewildered by the speculations, Arjun Kapoor has broken his silence on the matter.

Arjun Kapoor and Malaika Arora lash out at report claiming she is pregnant; term it as “garbage news”

Taking to his verified social media handle, Kapoor shared the screenshot of an article reporting Malika’s apparent pregnancy, while calling out the publication and the writer of the report. Lashing out at the same Arjun wrote, “This is the lowest you could have gone and you have done it by being casual, insensitive and absolutely unethical in carrying garbage news.”

He further added, “This journalist has been writing such pieces regularly and getting away with it because we tend to ignore these fake gossip articles while they spread across media and become the truth. This is not done. Don't dare to play with our personal lives.” Minutes after Arjun slammed the report, Malaika re-shared the same on her Instagram story and added, “F****** Bulls***”.

Arjun Kapoor and Malaika Arora lash out at report claiming she is pregnant; term it as “garbage news”

For the unversed, Malaika and Arjun have been dating each other for almost four years now. Coming to their respective professional fronts, Malaika recently made a comeback in the entertainment industry with her special dance number, which will be featured in Ayushmann Khurrana starrer An Action Hero. Apart from this, she is all set to make her OTT debut with her upcoming show, titled Moving In with Malaika.

On the other hand, Arjun was last seen in John Abraham’s Ek Villain Returns. He has a bunch of projects in his kitty. In the past few months, he was shooting for one of his forthcoming projects in London, which will also star Bhumi Pednekar.

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Park Shin Hye and Park Hyung Sik in talks to star in new medical drama Doctor Slump

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South Korean actors Park Shin Hye and Park Hyung Sik, who previously starred in hit 2013 drama Heirs, reportedly might reunite for starring roles in new medical drama Doctor Slump (literal title).

Park Shin Hye and Park Hyung Sik in talks to star in new medical drama Doctor Slump

According to Korean tabloid Soompi, Doctor Slump is about doctors who are in a slump as they try to resuscitate their lives. The rom-com captures the love and growth of two characters that live in a rooftop house after quitting their jobs as doctors. Park Shin Hye is in talks to play Nam Ha Neul while Park Hyung Sik has been offered the role of Yeo Jung Woo.

Both the actors are currently “positively reviewing the offer” for starring in the upcoming drama, according to their respective agencies. Earlier this year, Park Shin Hye tied the knot with actor Choi Tae Joon and the couple welcomed their first child. If Park Shin Hye accepts the role, this will be her first drama since marriage and becoming a mother.

Doctor Slump will reportedly begin filming next year after casting is finalized.

Also Read: Park Shin Hye and Choi Tae Joon welcome their first child, a baby boy 

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BTS and BigHit Music mark 5 years of ‘Love Myself’ campaign with Unicef; watch video

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South Korean group BTS and its agency Big Hit Music have donated a total of 5.9 billion won (over Rs. 36.4 crores) for about five years through the Love Myself campaign.

According to Korea JoongAng Daily, the donations were part of Unicef's Love Myself campaign which is a jointly staged campaign by BTS and Unicef in bid to end neglect and violence toward children around the world and promote self-love and well-being.

To mark the five years of the campaign, the organization released a video on its official YouTube account, featuring all seven members of the supergroup. "We are so glad and proud that many people think about the campaign in their daily lives, but there are still people around the world that don't know how to love themselves," said BTS in the video.

"As we reach the end of this year, I hope people think if they have sufficiently loved themselves and if they were kind to those around them. We hope that people continue to support the campaign so that we can continue to generate positive energy to more people."

Love Myself is a campaign to protect children and adolescents around the world from violence. UNICEF Korea Committee, BTS, and Big Hit Music initiated the social contribution agreement in November 2017.

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Will Smith emotionally recalls the ‘horrific' 2022 Oscar slapgate and talks about past traumas - “That's not who I want to be"

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Oscar-winning actor Will Smith tearfully addressed the fallout from 2022 Oscars night when he slapped comedian Chris Rock in the face during March's live Oscars telecast.

Will Smith emotionally recalls the ‘horrific' 2022 Oscar slapgate and talks about past traumas - “That's not who I want to be"

"That was a horrific night, as you can imagine. There are many nuances and complexities to it. But, at the end of the day, I lost it, and I guess what I would say, you just never know what somebody's going through, you know?" Smith said Appearing on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah. "I was going through something that night. Not that that justifies my behavior at all. You're asking, what did I learn? It's that we've just gotta be nice to each other, man. It's hard.”

“I guess the thing that was most painful for me is, I took my hard and made it hard for other people,” he added. “I understood the idea of when they say hurt people hurt people." Talking about his past traumas and other bottled emotions that led to such heated exchange, Smith shared, “It was a lot of things, it was the little boy that watched his father beat up his mother, all of that just bubbled up in that moment. That's not who I want to be," he added wiping away tears.

"I understand how shocking that was for people. On that stage, yeah, I was gone, dude. I was gone. That was a rage that had been bottled for a really long time, but I understand the pain. It was like, my nephew is nine, and he's the sweetest little boy, we came home and he had stayed up late to see his Uncle Will [on TV], and we're sitting in my kitchen and he's on my lap holding the Oscar, and he's just like, 'Why did you hit that man, Uncle Will?'"

"I had to forgive myself for being human,” he added. Trust me, there's nobody that hates the fact that I'm human more than me, and finding that space for myself within myself to be human," Smith concluded. "I've always wanted to be Superman and swoop in and save the damsel in distress, and I had to humble down and realize that I'm a flawed human and I still have an opportunity to go out in the world and contribute in a way that fills my heart and hopefully helps other people."

During the 2022 Academy Awards night, Smith stormed the stage at the stage after Rock made a joke about the actor's wife Jada Pickett Smith's shaved head, a result of hair loss condition alopecia. Following the ceremony, which also saw Smith win his first Best Actor Oscar for his performance in King Richard, the Academy banned Smith from attending all of its official events including the Oscars for the next 10 years.

Though the Men In Black star apologized on social media in the days following the incident, Smith properly addressed the controversy in a five-minute video released in July. Meanwhile, Will Smith is gearing up for his comeback in big screens following the infamous incident. Helmed by Antoine Fuqua, Emancipation Smith as a runaway slave who gets the name ‘Whipped Peter’ after pictures of him with a scarred back get widely distributed, showcasing the extreme brutality meted out to him.

Emancipation would hit select theatres before premiering on Apple TV+ December 9 onwards. Watch the full interview below!

Also Read: Emancipation actor Will Smith responds to people who are not ready for his return to films after 2022 Oscar slapgate

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SCOOP: Varun Dhawan refused Hera Pheri 3 out of respect for Akshay Kumar

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Hera Pheri 3 is among the most spoken-about films in the last 2 weeks for varied reasons - ranging from the involvement of Akshay Kumar to his exit and finally, Akshay getting replaced by Kartik Aaryan. Ever since then, there has been chatter about who would be the director on board the film. While the team is keen to have Anees Bazmee on board, the director hasn't given a go-ahead yet. However, we have an exclusive update on the casting of the film.

According to sources, when Anand Pandit decided to partner with Firoz Nadiadwala on the film and things were not working out with Akshay Kumar, the duo first went to Varun Dhawan with the offer of Hera Pheri 3. "Both Firoz and Anand wanted Varun Dhawan to step into the shoes of Raju, as he has the conviction of doing comedies like no one else. The two producers also made an offer to David Dhawan to direct the film with Rohit Dhawan as the co-director," a source informed Bollywood Hungama.

The source further added, "While the offer was very tempting, Varun didn't want to jump into the franchise created by Akshay Kumar. He has tremendous respect for Akshay Kumar and didn't want to use the not-so-good equation between Akshay and Firoz, to climb the ladder of stardom. Hera Pheri 3 is a sure-shot blockbuster, but Varun stepped out of the film out of respect for Akshay. His father, David Dhawan also felt the same," the source further told us.

After a series of discussions, Varun and David conveyed their decision to Firoz and Anand. "It was a package deal. As things stand today, Firoz is on the lookout for a director, whereas Anand Pandit may or may not do the film."

Also Read: Firoz Nadiadwala & Kartik Aaryan keen to get Anees Bazmee for Hera Pheri 3; Director says NO

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Ayushmann Khurrana starrer An Action Hero passed by CBFC with a U/A certificate

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After impressing the audience with his performance in Doctor G, Bollywood actor Ayushmann Khurrana is all set to bring An Action Hero to the table. As the release of the film is around the corner, the actor is busy promoting it on various platforms. Amid this, the film has been granted a U/A certificate from the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC). In addition, the forthcoming film will be two-hours-twelve-minute long.

Ayuhsmann Khurrana starrer An Action Hero passed by CBFC with a U/A certificate

For the unversed, An Action Hero is an upcoming film starring Ayushmann Khurrana and critically-acclaimed actor Jaideep Ahlawat. Directed by Anirudh Iyer, the film is produced under the banner of T-Series and Color Yellow Productions, owned by Bhushan Kumar and Anand L Rai, respectively. Interestingly, Bollywood Hungama had earlier reported about Akshay Kumar’s cameo in the film.

A source had informed us, “The film is titled An Action Hero - how can one make a film with that title without the presence of Hindi Cinema's Original Action Hero - Akshay Kumar. Akshay has already shot for an important appearance in the film, which brings about a change in Ayushmann's character and perspective.” The source further added, “It took him merely a few hours in a day to wrap up the part. The entire crew was surprised with his efficiency.”

Apart from Akshay Kumar’s cameo, Nora Fatehi and Malaika Arora’s dance numbers, ‘Jehda Nasha’ and ‘Aap Jaisa Koi’, respectively, will also be the highlights of the film. Days after unveiling the trailer, Khurrana told PTI, “It is a genre breaker for me. It is different from my staple genre of social comedy and there is no message in it. There is pure thrill. It is a roller coaster ride.”

Also Read: Ayushmann Khurrana salutes OG action hero Ajay Devgn; recreates latter’s iconic scene from Phool Aur Kaante

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Kim Kardashian and Kanye West finalize their divorce, Kanye to pay $2,00,000 per month in child support

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Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have officially ended their relationship finalizing their controversial divorce Monday, sorting out their custody and property issues.

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West finalize their divorce, Kanye to pay $2,00,000 per month in child support

According to People, the former couple will have joint physical and legal custody of their four children: North, 9, Saint, 6, Chicago, 4, and Psalm, 3. The Grammy winner will be required to pay Kardashian $200,000 a month in child support. He will also be responsible for half of the children's medical, educational, and security expenses. Both Kardashian and West waived spousal support.

As per the report, the pair also agreed to settle disputes regarding the children by participating in mediation. However, if either party fails to take part, the other is allowed to make the decision in a dispute by default. The couple's assets, including their property, will be divided based upon their prenup.

"While I wish our marriage would have succeeded, I have come to the realization that there is no way to repair our marriage,” the Kardashians star wrote in court documents. “Kanye does not agree but at least it appears that he has come to the realization that I want to end our marriage, even if he does not. I ask that the Court restore me to the status of a single person so that I can begin the healing process and so that our family can begin the healing process and move forward in this new chapter in our lives."

The former couple first started dating in 2012 and got married in May 2014. Following West's public outbursts in 2020, Kardashian filed for divorce from West in February 2021. The finalization of divorce comes amid a growing list of controversies surrounding West. The “Donda” rapper is currently facing tough times professionally as many professional partners including Adidas, Balenciaga, and the talent agent CAA, cut ties with him after he made a series of anti-Semitic remarks.

Also Read: Kanye West allegedly showed private clips and images of ex- Kim Kardashian to his employees

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Tom Cruise’s Top Gun: Maverick returns to big screens for another 2 weeks till Avatar: The Way of Water debuts

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Tom Cruise’s smash blockbuster Top Gun: Maverick is returning to theaters this December for another two weeks of screening in the United States.

Tom Cruise’s Top Gun: Maverick returns to big screens for another 2 weeks till Avatar: The Way of Water debuts

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Tom Cruise film lands back in theaters from December 2 through December15 and will play in 1,850 locations. Maverick became the hit of the summer after opening over Memorial Day weekend in May. It has grossed $1.48 billion globally, including $716 million domestically in the U.S.

The film is Paramount’s top-grossing film of all time. “Top Gun: Maverick truly epitomizes the magic of the moviegoing experience, and we wanted to provide fans the opportunity to once again enjoy this cinematic spectacle as it was meant to be seen,” says Chris Aronson, President of Domestic Distribution for Paramount Pictures. “This feels like the perfect time to bring Top Gun: Maverick back to theaters so audiences everywhere can once again experience how special this film is.”

As the report notes, the U.S. specific re-release ends one week before Maverick arrives on Paramount+ December. 22, and exits theaters just as 20th Century’s blockbuster Avatar: The Way of Water arrives on December 16.

Directed by Joseph Kosinski, Top Gun: Maverick is a sequel to the 1986 original and stars Tom Cruise, Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly, Glen Powell, Jon Hamm, Val Kilmer, Jay Ellis and more.

Also Read: Tom Cruise made whopping Rs. 799 crores from Top Gun: Maverick; Dwayne Johnson being paid Rs. 159 crores for Black Adam

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Wednesday surpasses Stranger Things with biggest opening for an English language series on Netflix

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Jenna Ortega starrer Wednesday set a new record at Netflix surpassing Stranger Things to become the English language series with the biggest debut on Netflix.

Wednesday surpasses Stranger Things with biggest opening for an English language series on Netflix

As reported by The Hollywood Reporter, the Addams Family offshoot racked up 341.2 million hours of viewing worldwide last week, according to Netflix’s internal measurement. That tops the 335 million hours for Stranger Things 4 the week of May 30-June 5 as the best week for any English language series on the streamer.

Wednesday hit No. 1 in 83 countries for the week, tying Stranger Things 4. As per the report, Netflix estimates that more than 50 million households worldwide watched at least part of the series, dividing the total viewing by the season’s running time of about six hours.

Meanwhile, South Korean hit thriller Squid Game stays put with its all-time mark on Netflix with 571.76 million hours viewed for the week of September 27-October 3, 2021. Netflix's other major hit this year The Jeffrey Dahmer Story never garnered around 299 million in one week.

Speaking of Wednesday, the show is described as a "sleuthing, supernaturally infused mystery" series which will follow Wednesday as she navigates life at Nevermore Academy, a boarding school for outcasts. The teen "attempts to master her emerging psychic ability, thwart a monstrous killing spree that has terrorized the local town, and solve the supernatural mystery that embroiled her parents 25 years ago — all while navigating her new and very tangled relationships at Nevermore," per the synopsis.

In addition to Ortega, Wednesday stars Gwendoline Christie, Jamie McShane, Percy Hynes White, Hunter Doohan, Emma Myers, Joy Sunday, Naomi J Ogawa, Moosa Mostafa, Georgie Farmer and Riki Lindhome. Christina Ricci, who played Wednesday in the 1990s Addams Family movies, along with Catherine Zeta-Jones, Luis Guzmán, Fred Armisen and Isaac Ordonez.

Also Read: Netflix’s upcoming sports comedy drama Jaadugar starring Jitendra Kumar, Javed Jaafery and Arushi Sharma to premiere on July 15

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IIFA 2023 press conference: Farah Khan reveals why Salman Khan prefers dancing over hosting; gets a funny response from him, watch

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The organisers of the 23rd Indian Film Academy and Awards (IIFA) are gearing up for a star-studded show with Bollywood stars like Salman Khan, Karan Johar and Varun Dhawan, among others. Recently, the organisers hosted a press conference, which was attended by the above-mentioned stars along with Farah Khan, Badshah, Farhan Akhtar, Sunidhi Chauhan, and Amit Trivedi. Interestingly, during the press conference, Farah Khan revealed Salman Khan prefers dancing over hosting.

IIFA 2023 press conference: Farah Khan reveals why Salman Khan prefers dancing over hosting; gets a funny response from him, watch

In a video, Salman jokingly poked fun at IIFA for getting Farah Khan, Karan Johar, Farhan Akhtar, and Badshah to host this year’s event. Responding to Salman’s remark, Farah stated that they will be hosting other events. While calling those events “bigger” than his event, Khan continued to entertain the audience present over there.

However, Farah was quick to give a reply to Salman as she asserted, “Because you said - you prefer to dance. Because that was easier for you. You have to do hosting for three hours whereas you can get done with dancing in six minutes.”

Later, in the event, the Tiger actor also recalled his experience of being a part of the IIFA Awards for the past 20 years. He said, “I am glad to be going back to Yas Island, Abu Dhabi. In the last edition, I hosted the awards with Riteish Deshmukh and Maniesh Paul and made everyone present not just laugh, but cry too as I opened my heart to them. This time, I promise to make them stand up and dance with me as we celebrate Indian cinema globally.”

For the unversed, IIFA 2023 will be held at Yas Island in Abu Dhabi from February 9 to 11, next year.

Also Read: IIFA 2023 Inauguration ceremony: Badshah says he is “excited” to host the event; Farah Khan’s witty reply leaves us in splits, watch

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The Kashmir Files Row: After IFFI jury head Nadav Lapid slammed the film, Israel Counsel General Kobbi Shoshani apologizes to Anupam Kher personally

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The IFFI jury head and Israeli filmmaker Nadav Lapid made a rather powerful statement after watching one of the biggest releases of the year, The Kashmir Files. The filmmaker was reportedly left quite ‘shocked’ after watching this Anupam Kher, Pallavi Joshi starrer and even accused it to be a part of a ‘propoganda’ film and went on to call it ‘vulgar’. While many filmmakers, actors, and other members of the fraternity lashed out on Lapid for making these comments, now Israel Counsel General Kobbi Shoshani have also extended his support for the same.

The Kashmir Files Row: After IFFI jury head Nadav Lapid slammed the film, Israel Counsel General Kobbi Shoshani apologizes to Anupam Kher personally

Anupam Kher recently met up with Israel Counsel General Kobbi Shoshani and shared a video of the same on his social media. The actor also shared in this post about Mr. Shoshani visiting his school Actor Prepares, which is an educational institute for aspiring actors and actresses. He expressed his gratitude towards the Israel Counsel General adding, “Thank you dearest @KobbiShoshani, Counsel General of #Israel in Mumbai for visiting my school @actorprepares. Our friendship is too strong to get affected by an individual’s vulgar remark at @iffi. But I really appreciate your gesture, generosity and kindness.”


In the video posted by Kher, Israel Counsel General Kobbi Shoshani not only revealed that he saw the film The Kashmir Files, a year ago and also expressed his love for the film. He not only apologized for the comment made by Nadav Lapid during IFFI 2022 but also added that his was a private opinion that does not represent the entire country of Israel. He went on assert that it is possibly the opinion of a minority group.

Not too long ago, after Lapid made his comments about the film, Anupam Kher too shared a video slamming the filmmaker for making such nasty remarks about the Vivek Agnihotri directorial, For the unversed, The Kashmir Files is inspired by real life events which includes the exodus of Kashmiri pandits from the state.

Also Read: Anupam Kher takes a sly dig at IFFI Jury Head for calling The Kashmir Files “propaganda, vulgar movie”; Darshan Kumaar also reacts

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Sara Ali Khan joins Tiger Shroff as the leading lady for an action thriller

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Known for his power packed roles, action hero Tiger Shroff was brought on board by filmmaker Jagan Shakti for his next, which is expected to be an action thriller. Recent reports suggest that actress Sara Ali Khan has been roped in as the leading lady for this venture and she will be joining the team soon to kick off work on it. Produced by Jackky Bhagnani, the film is expected to be a quintessential commercial potboiler as Tiger becomes the man fighting all odds to ensure that the good wins over evil.

Sara Ali Khan joins Tiger Shroff as the leading lady for an action thriller

As per reports in Pinkvilla, with Sara Ali Khan joining the cast, the makers are thrilled because they were keen on bringing a new onscreen pairing on board. While Sara has acted with heroes like the late Sushant Singh Rajput, Kartik Aaryan, Varun Dhawan, Ranveer Singh, in the past, the actress will be paired opposite Tiger for the first time in a film. Furthermore, reports also have it that the film is expected to go on floors on December 10 and will be shot across India as well as Europe.

The mission-based film is said to be currently in the pre-production stage. These reports stated that producer Jackky Bhagnani and Jagan Shakti are working towards making a big budget action thriller with some powerful adrenaline pumping stunts in the film and never-seen-before sequences. While the makers are in search for the actor who will essay the role of antagonist, an official announcement of the casting is expected to be made in next few days. Produced under the banner Pooja Entertainment, the film is said to be having a theatrical release.

Coming to other projects, Tiger Shroff has Ganapath with Kriti Sanon, Bade Miyan Chote Miyan with Akshay Kumar in the pipeline whereas Sara Ali Khan has Gaslight with Vikrant Massey and Laxman Utekar’s next with Vicky Kaushal in her kitty.

Also Read: Sara Ali Khan oozes hotness in a floral bikini; enjoys cycling near the shore, see pic

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Abhishek Bachchan to feature in Nikkhil Advani’s remake of Tamil film KD

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Abhishek Bachchan was recently seen in the OTT show Breathe season 3. While the actor has been making great strides in the web space, he has not totally ignored the big screen. In fact, though he has been absent for a while from theatres, we hear that Abhishek will soon be making a comeback of sorts. As per reports on Peepingmoon, Abhishek Bachchan will be teaming up with filmmaker Nikkhil Advani for his remake of the Tamil film KD.

Abhishek Bachchan to feature in Nikkhil Advani’s remake of Tamil film KD

As per the report, the said venture will be a comedy-drama developed under Nikkhil’s banner Emmay Entertainment. A remake of the 2019 Tamil film, KD, the venture will see the original film’s director Madhumita Sundararaman, coming on board to direct the remake as well. In fact, the report further adds that Madhumita has already commenced the pre-production work on the film and is looking to kick-start shooting in January 2023 in Bhopal.

As for the film itself, the story of KD is based on the unusual bond that an elderly man develops with a kid. Apparently, Abhishek Bachchan was quite taken up with the premise of the story and agreed to feature in it. In the remake, Abhishek will be seen stepping into the role that was originally played by Mu Ramaswamy. The film revolves around an elderly man who suddenly wakes up from a coma to hear his family plotting to kill him and the character runs away, eventually meeting an eight-year-old orphan.

Talking about the shoot, the makers are planning a two-month schedule to shoot the venture with a tentative release somewhere in mid-2023.

Also Read: Abhishek Bachchan drops a monochrome pic of wife Aishwarya Rai Bachchan; wishes her birthday with a sweet note

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19 Years of Kal Ho Na Ho: When Karan Johar and Kareena Kapoor nearly ended their friendship

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The only male visitor, who was allowed inside Babita’s home with Kareena and Karisma when the two girls were unmarried, was Karan Johar. That’s because the two sisters treated Karan as the brother they never had.

19 Years of Kal Ho Na Ho: When Karan Johar and Kareena Kapoor nearly ended their friendship

Then came Kal Ho Na Ha, a love triangle to be shot in New York, the most expensive city in the world to shoot in. Karan wanted to cast Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan and Kareena Kapoor. Salman refused the offer, as he did not want to play a supporting role to Shah Rukh.

Kareena, Karan was sure would not hesitate in saying yes. However he got the shock of his life when she refused to do Kal Ho Na Ho at the fee that was being offered to her. What made Kareena’s snub even worse was that it happened during the time when Karan’s father producer Yash Chopra was critically ill.

To demand more money from your moohbola bhai when he was going through a personal crisis was unacceptable. Karan stopped speaking to Kareena. Their cold war lasted for a year after which Karisma brought about a patch up.

The Kal Ho Na Ha female lead went to Preity Zinta. The film did her career a world of good.

Also Read: 19 Years Of Kal Ho Naa Ho: Karan Johar remembers working on “the last” project with father Yash Johar; treats fans with unseen pics of Shah Rukh Khan, Preity Zinta and Saif Ali Khan

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SCOOP: The Rs. 2 cr reason why Anees Bazmee will not direct Hera Pheri 3

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Funny, but it’s all about money. The real reason why Anees Bazmee is reluctant to direct the third installment of Hera Pheri is money. That’s right. Producer Firoz Nadiadwala allegedly hasn’t paid Anees fully for Welcome Back, the film that Anees directed for Firoz in 2015.

SCOOP: The Rs. 2 cr reason why Anees Bazmee will not direct Hera Pheri 3

During the release of Welcome Back Anees claimed that Firoz had agreed to pay him Rs 11.27 crores as his directorial fee. Out of this he actually paid him only Rs 6,64,50,000 crores. Anees had voluntarily foregone Rs 2,62,50,000. Anees only wanted Firoz to give him Rs 2 crores of the pending payment. This apparently didn’t happen.

At that time Anees was extremely hurt by the payment default. Multiple sources say the past experience had made Anees wary of my further association.

Also Read: Firoz Nadiadwala & Kartik Aaryan keen to get Anees Bazmee for Hera Pheri 3; Director says NO

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Kriti Sanon breaks her silence on dating rumours with Prabhas; says, “Its neither Pyaar, nor PR”

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A few days back, the Bhediya actors Varun Dhawan and Kriti Sanon were seen on a popular television show promoting the film. In the heat of the moment, Varun made a comment which has since led to rumours of Kriti dating her Adipurush co-star Prabhas. Interestingly, Kriti has been the target of many dating rumours and speculations although there has been nothing concrete about them. While this was brushed off as a bad marketing stunt, the speculations got stronger when Varun, teased her.

Kriti Sanon breaks her silence on dating rumous with Prabhas; says, “Its neither Pyaar, nor PR”

Now, clarifying the rumours that started off post this episode, a source close to the development told a leading portal, “Varun and Kriti share an amicable bond and they often pull each other’s leg. That tease by Varun was just a way of him taking Kriti’s case as he knew these rumours were baseless. Kriti and Prabhas are not seeing each other. They share a close bond as co-stars and really respect each other, but that’s just it.”

If that wasn’t enough, Kriti Sanon as well, who usually stays away from such topics, decided to break her silence. Taking to her Instagram stories, Kriti put out a post clarifying her relationship status while terming Varun’s comments as ‘fun banter’. Sharing the story she wrote, “Its neither Pyaar, nor PR... our Bhediya just went a little too wide on a reality show. And his fun banter lead to sime Howl-arious rumours. Before some portal announces my wedding date let me burst your bubble. The rumours are ABSOLUTELY baseless!”

Kriti Sanon breaks her silence on dating rumous with Prabhas; says, “Its neither Pyaar, nor PR”

While, the rumours have finally been put to rest, on the work front, Kriti was recently seen in the film Bhediya which has been performing well at the box office. Besides this, the actress also recently unveiled the teaser of her upcoming next Shehzada alongside Kartik Aaryan. Apart from this, Kriti boasts of a strong line-up of films including, Adipurush, Ganapath, and The Crew.

Also Read: Are Kriti Sanon and Prabhas dating? Varun Dhawan confirms Adipurush stars’ relationship INDIRECTLY, watch

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Vikram Gokhale’s last Marathi movie Sur Lagu De gets ready for release

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The late Vikram Gokhale’s last Marathi movie Sur Lagu De is ready for release. The makers have made the announcement while sharing its first poster. The veteran artiste breathed his last three days back on November 26 in Pune at the age of 77.

Sur Lagu De will see Gokhale alongside another veteran Suhasini Mulay. The film also stars well-known Marathi television actress Reema Aggarwal. While not much is known about the subject of the film, the makers have said that the story is based on the people for whom Gokhale stood forever.

Speaking more about the film, director Pravin Vijaya Eknath Birje said in an emotional tone, “The story of Sur Lagu De can take place anywhere. It shows how a person struggles in life and works as an inspiration for others. The whole team is sad to release the film without the presence of Mr Vikram Gokhale. His passing away has created a void in the entertainment industry that can never be filled. But he has given a valuable message to his admirers in this movie just before saying goodbye. Hence, we dedicate the film to him. There is no doubt that the audience will pay tribute to their favourite artiste by giving a positive response to the film.”

Produced by Abhishek ‘King’ Kumar and Nitin Upadhyaya under their banner Oddball Motion Pictures, the release date of Sur Lagu De will be announced soon.

Also Read: Sanjay Leela Bhansali opens up on working with the late actor Vikram Gokhale; says, “He used to disappear into his characters”

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BTS’ Suga to launch his own talk show Suchwita; RM to be the first guest; watch video

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South Korean juggernaut BTS’ Suga is launching his own talk show, titled Suchwita via YouTube and Weverse starting next Monday, December 5. According to NME report, Suchwita is a spin on Suga’s stage name and his 2020 mixtape track ‘Daechwita’, as well as a shortened form for the phrase “time to drink with Suga” in Korean.

BTS’ Suga to launch his own talk show Suchwita; RM to be the first guest; watch video

Suchwita is a talk-show type content where Suga drinks and talks frankly with people from various fields,” said Big Hit Music. “Suga will reveal the charms of guests with his talking skills, based on his knowledge of music and a wide range of issues.”

The BTS rapper dropped a teaser announcing the launch of his own talk show. The teaser clip features the idol sharing drinks with his first guest; BTS’ RM. Suga released the teaser video for the talk show on BTS’s official YouTube channel Bangtan TV late Wednesday night.

Suchwita will premiere next Monday on various online platforms including the fan community service Weverse and YouTube. Watch the teaser below!

Also Read: BTS’ SUGA has a gala time with Warriors’ point guard Steph Curry; sits courtside and meets Tennis player Naomi Osaka, see photos and videos

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Squid Game actor Oh Yeong Su accused of inappropriately touching a woman; pulls out of stage play ‘Love Letters’

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South Korean actor Oh Yeong Su, who rose to global fame after Netflix’s series Squid Game, has reportedly been dropped from a series of public service advertisements in South Korea in the wake of the sexual misconduct charges that were filed against him Friday.

Squid Game actor Oh Yeong Su accused of inappropriately touching a woman; pulls out of stage play ‘Love Letters’

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the 78-year-old actor, who won a Golden Globe award for best supporting actor for his performance in the smash-hit Netflix thriller, has also pulled out of a co-starring role in an upcoming stage play in the Korean city of Jeonju, according to local reports.

As per the report, prosecutors in the city of Suwon, South Korea, revealed Friday that they had indicted the veteran actor for allegedly improperly touching a woman in 2017. He was subsequently released without detention. The alleged victim filed a complaint against Oh Yeong Su in December 2021. Authorities closed the case in April 2022, but reopened it again at the victim’s request, the Yonhap news agency reports.

The actor has reportedly denied the allegations when questioned by prosecutors. In a statement shared with Korean broadcaster JTBC, the actor said, “I just held her hand to guide the way around the lake. I apologized because they said she wouldn’t make a fuss about it, but it doesn’t mean that I admit the charges.” An official from the Suwon district prosecutor’s office told AFP on Friday that “everything reported by local media concerning Oh’s case is not factually correct.”

As the report suggests, it was unclear whether Oh Yeong Su would return for the planned second season of Squid Game. Netflix has not commented on the charges against him.

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9 LOONA members file for injunctions to suspend contracts with BlockBerryCreative; agency denies reports

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Nine members of South Korean female pop group LOONA have reportedly filed for an injunction to suspend their contracts with their agency BlockBerryCreative. According to Korean tabloid Soompi, on November 28, it was reported that the members filed injunctions requesting for the validity of their exclusive contracts with BlockBerryCreative to be suspended.

9 LOONA members file for injunctions to suspend contracts with BlockBerryCreative; agency denies reports

As per the report, the members filed the injunctions as “they judged that trust has been broken with BlockBerryCreative to the point that it is difficult to continue activities with the agency.”

The members who filed for the injunction include HeeJin, HaSeul, YeoJin, Kim Lip, JinSoul, Choerry, Yves, Go Won, and Olivia Hye. Meanwhile, BlockBerryCreative denied the aforementioned reports saying they are not true.

LOONA is a South Korean group comprising of 12 members: HeeJin, Hyunjin, Go Won, Choerry, Olivia Hye and HaSeul, YeoJin, Haseul, Vivi, Yves, JinSoul, Kim Lip, and Chuu (who was removed from the group last week).

Also Read: K-pop group LOONA to skip shooting of round 1 of Queendom 2 as Haseul, Yeojin and ViVi test positive for Covid-19

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EXCLUSIVE: “Amitabh Bachchan is my role model,” says Bhediya star Abhishek Banerjee; reveals his Paatal Lok character is his tribute to Megastar

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Over the years, Bhediya star Abhishek Banerjee has managed to carve a niche for himself. With his performance in critically acclaimed web series and successful Bollywood films, he has become a known name in the entertainment industry. A dreamer who started his career as a casting director to become an actor who effortlessly leaves a mark on the audience, he has come a long way. And, in his journey megastar Amitabh Bachchan has been the biggest motivation.

EXCLUSIVE: “Amitabh Bachchan is my role model,” says Bhediya star Abhishek Banerjee; reveals his Paatal Lok character is his tribute to Megastar

Interestingly, Abhishek Banerjee revealed that Amitabh Bachchan was one of his biggest inspirations for him during a conversation with Bollywood Hungama. When asked who is his role model, Banerjee said, “Amitabh Bachchan,” loud and clear in his quick response. As he continued, Abhishek added, “I've learned humour from him, I've learned action from him. I've learned intensity from him. And I still learn from him.”

The Stree actor further added, “Whenever I'm in doubt, I watch a Bachchan movie and I get motivated and I go on sets and I try to do my best. He has been one of my biggest inspirations throughout my childhood, adulthood and acting career.”

When asked to tell us how his dream role looks like, the 37-year-old actor asserted, “I want to do something that he did in Deewar. The angst in Vijay in Deewar is what I want to play. I hope I get the opportunity to play that kind of role in my lifetime. That's the kind of role I wanted to like in a character, his angst is something which is really attractive and I really want to play. My characters Hathoda/Vishal Tyagi are almost a tribute to him. The silence, the aggression, that was my way of doing it. But it comes from a lot of angst, Vishal Tyagi Ke Andar bhot angst hai.”

For the unversed, Abhishek played the character of a serial killer Vishal Tyagi in the Prime Video original series.

Interestingly, Banerjee also spoke about the crossover of Bhediya and Stree. Stay tuned to know what he has to share!

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