Saturday, December 10, 2022

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Actress Kristen Stewart selected as the President of International Jury at Berlinale 2023

Actress Kristen Stewart has been selected as president of the international jury at next years Berlin International Film Festival.The actor, who shot to fame in films including 'Panic Room' and 'Twilight', is known for her body of acting work, including her recent portrayal of Princess Diana in 'Spencer', for which she was nominated for an Oscar. She is set to make her feature-length directorial debut with 'The Chronology of Water', a film adaptation of the novel of the same name by Lidia Yuknavitch, reports 'Variety'.She made her Berlinale debut in 2010 with the independent production 'Welcome to the Rileys' alongside director Jake Scott.She also appeared at this year's Cannes Film Festival, in support of David Cronenberg's 'Crimes of the Future', in which she plays an employee at a transplant centre. The gory film saw multiple people walk out during the screening but also earned a 7-minute standing ovation.

Salman grills Sajid over his behaviour in the house || Big Boss 16

The Friday episode of 'Bigg Boss 16' will start with a dose of Salman Khan's reality check as he questions Tina Datta and Sajid Khan on their behaviour in the house. The superstar will also introduce the second wildcard contestant of this season.Despite being told multiple times by the host and Bigg Boss himself about not discussing anything going on outside the house, the housemates are breaking the rules every now and then. Tina broke the rule this week as she kept on talking about her friends, Zuzu, Dolly, and Ram constantly.She even used Zuzu's name to threaten fellow housemate Archana. Salman reprimanded Tina for referring to friends and not dealing with the house issues herself, he asked her to come to the confession room to talk about her issues.Salman and Tina spoke in detail about the latter's difficulties in the house and he tried to explain that playing alone and being strong is what makes a winner.Salman also questioned the behaviour of Sajid.

Nawazuddin Siddiqui's recent Instagram post raises curiosity amongst his fans

Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who is known for his work in films like 'Gangs of Wasseypur', 'Bajrangi Bhaijaan', 'Raees' and many more, recently put up a post on social media raising the curiosity quotient of his fans.He took to Instagram and shared an intriguing image with the caption "A step towards my dream". The image has a wide shot of Nawaz sitting on a bench against a magnanimous backdrop of what seems like a huge windowpane.

New poster of Samantha, Nayanthara & Vijay's 'KVRK' out with teaser details

The teaser of Samantha, Nayanthara and Vijay Sethupathi's 'Kaathu Vaakula Rendu Kaadhal' (KVRK) will be out on February 11. Director Vignesh Shivan, who took to Twitter to make an announcement regarding the same, also unveiled a brand new poster of Samantha, Nayanthara and Vijay from their much-hyped movie 'Kaathu Vaakula Rendu Kaadhal'. "Reporting at 2.22 on 2.2.2022 Teaser from 11.2.2022. April release only in theatres. #KaathuVaakulaRenduKaadhal #teaser from 11.2.22," Shivan wrote. The new poster features all the three lead actors of the film, Samantha, Vijay and Nayanthara. As they are lost in each other's eyes, the trio is seen wearing matching white outfits. The makers also confirmed the release time of the upcoming movie. The Tamil romantic comedy will have a grand release in April 2022, though the exact release date is yet to be confirmed.

Aparshakti to take classes to play a deaf-mute interpreter

Bollywood actor Aparshakti Khurana, who is gearing up for his next film 'Berlin', will be taking special training to play the character of a deaf and mute interpreter for the film. Aparshakti said, "Playing someone like a sign language expert in a thriller is exactly the kind of work I had been looking forward to doing for a very long time. I will be soon starting to work to take classes to learn sign language. It will be extensive training and workshops with an expert and I want to make sure I do the needful to learn it in as much detail."

BTS members RM, Jin recover from Covid-19, to return to work

Two more members of the K-pop supergroup BTS -- RM and Jin -- were confirmed to have fully recovered from the new coronavirus and released from isolation on Tuesday after Suga. "Members RM and Jin were released from isolation at noon as they were confirmed to have been fully recovered from Covid-19."
"The two showed no serious symptoms of the virus during the isolation period," the agency added. "Jin had mild symptoms, such as a mild fever at the early stage of treatment at home, but soon fully recovered."

Gal Gadot drops a heart on Ali Fazal's 'Death On The Nile' post

Actor Ali Fazal's post about his upcoming film 'Death On The Nile' received a sweet reaction from Hollywood star Gal Gadot. Ali shared a picture on Instagram from the film. In the image, he is seen standing next to Gadot looking dapper in a white blazer paired with a white shirt, black bow and pants. He is seen holding a champagne glass while Gadot looks every inch gorgeous as she sports an all-white gown.

Director Arun Vaidyanathan uses humour to announce recovery from Covid

Director Arun Vaidyanathan, known for his films 'Achamundu Achamundu' and Mohanlal's 'Peruchazli', announced in his inimitable style that he has recovered from Covid-19. The director took to social media to make the announcement and put out a post that was laced with humour. He wrote, "I gave some positivity to my guest named Omicron and he happily took it before leaving my home. God's grace. The guest was gracious enough to leave within a week

Lovey Sasan: Embracing motherhood helped me to polish my acting skills

Actress Lovey Sasan is fondly remembered for her role of Paridhi in TV show 'Saath Nibhaana Saathiya'. She reveals how embracing motherhood helped her to polish her acting skills. She says: "I personally feel emotional intelligence involves empathy and attuned communication, enabling me to tune into another's state of mind to establish interpersonal sensitivity and create a connection. This is probably the clearest category in which mothers blossom.

Fun episode of 'Unstoppable with NBK' as Rana and Balakrishna share great time

Hosted by Nandamuri Balakrishna, celebrity talk show 'Unstoppable with NBK' will have 'Baahubali' actor Rana Daggubati in the upcoming episode. Balakrishna, who entered into hosting, has so far been successful in creating his own mark by having Tollywood's biggies present on his show. Now that Rana Daggubati is all set to appear on the show 'Unstoppable', the makers unveiled a fun-filled promo. The promo of the upcoming episode features Rana Daggubati having a witty conversation with Balakrishna. Rana, who is the guest on the talk show, is seen quizzing Balakrishna, the host, in return.

Ram Charan is all praise for 'RRR' director S.S. Rajamouli

Actor Ram Charan, who is gearing up for his pan India release ‘RRR directed by S.S. Rajamouli, has heaped praises on the films director with whom he had earlier worked in the 2009 Telugu hit, ‘Magadheera. Talking about how Rajamouli changed the landscape of Indian cinema, the actor said, "If there is any movie that broke all the barriers for Indian cinema, it is ‘Baahubali' and it started with Rajamouli making that happen. We are in such a great time with respect to the Indian industry to explore so much more talent across states."

Harshita Gaur plays dentist in short film on gender issues

Gender biases are often seen not only in rural but in urban areas also and the short film, 'Love Raddi', is about the same, featuring Harshita Gaur and actor-director Adeeb Rais. 'Sadda Haq' actress Harshita will be seen playing a dentist who is forced to face emotional abuse since childhood. Harshita says: "My character, Sara Malik, is a young dentist, who although independent and intelligent, is subject to emotional abuse since childhood. The film highlights how even in well-to-do urban households, some parents continue to treat their daughters and sons differently."

Sanjay Mishra excited for his two digital film releases on New Year's Eve

As two of his films - 'Waah Zindagi and 'Turtle' - are releasing on OTT on Friday, actor Sanjay Mishra says it couldn't have been more exciting than this to end the year with. Both the films are releasing on ZEE5. 'Waah Zindagi' is a slice-of-life story about a fickle boy who is set to redeem his past. Besides being a quirky and unconventional love story, the film is a journey of a destitute farmer's son struggling hard to become an entrepreneur to win his childhood sweetheart.

Jessica Henwick almost quit acting before landing 'Matrix' role

Actress Jessica Henwick has shared that she was in a "weird space" prior to finding stardom and almost gave up on her acting dreams just before taking on the role of Bugs in 'The Matrix Resurrections'. She said: "I just took a second to think, 'Am I doing this because I still want to do it and I love it, or am I doing this because it's what I'm used to?' And so, I stopped and I decided to get out of town and I bought a one-way ticket to France. And then, I just started walking." The 'Knives Out 2' star took herself on a 40-day hike in an effort to clear her head when in-between acting roles, just before receiving the offer to star alongside Keanu Reeves in the latest 'Matrix' movie, reports femalefirst.co.uk.

Rashmika Mandanna lists lessons learnt as she completes five years in films

Actress Rashmika Mandanna, who has made a name for herself in the Tamil, Telugu and Kannada film industries, on Thursday announced that she had completed five years in the film industry and shared some lessons she had learnt during this period. Taking to social media, she wrote, "It's been five years of me in the film industry. Like woahhhh how did that happen. Guys, couple of things I've learnt all these years - "1. Time is flying by too fast make memories each day. 2. How to be truly genuinely happy from the bottom of the heart. I am happy. 3. I've realised nothing in life is easy. Got to always

Kamal Haasan laments absence of a full-fledged musical in Tamil

Even as he disclosed that one of the biggest hindrances that filmmakers faced while narrating a story were the song sequences that appeared in a film, actor Kamal Haasan on Monday lamented that nobody had made a full-fledged musical in Tamil. Releasing the audio of director Vishal Venkat's 'Sila Nerangalil Sila Manithargal', the music of which has been scored by Radhan, the actor said, "The biggest hindrance we face while narrating a story are the songs. People might get angry with me for saying this.

Samyuktha Hegde asks people to not judge others on the basis of what they see

Pointing out that everybody has to fight their own silent battles, actress Samyuktha Hegde on Monday urged people not to judge others on the basis of what they saw. The actress, who will be seen opposite actor Prabhu Deva in the upcoming Tamil film 'Thael', took to social media to highlight that it was no cakewalk for people who were lean and were trying to gain weight as well. She wrote on her Instagram page, "Dear friend with a different body type, Thank you for constantly acknowledging how lucky I am to be skinny. Thank you for not even considering my body concerns. Thank you for always ignoring my efforts at being fit and calling me blessed. Thank you for not appreciating my efforts for transforming my body

'Bigg Boss 15': Rakhi Sawant first contestant to win Ticket To Finale task?

As the coming episode will see contestants engaging in the Ticket To Finale task inside the 'Bigg Boss 15' house, the non-VIPs have an opportunity to win the prize money and the 'Sanchalaks' are the VIPs themselves. After the task's first round, Devoleena declares that no non-VIP can participate in the next game due to their poor performance, taking away their chance of winning the money. On this Nishant gets furious and says: "Have you all gone crazy and you all are taking a foolish decision?" Pratik tells Rakhi to do the right thing without getting influenced by others.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi met with the AICC Punjab Affairs In-charge Harish Chaudhary, PPCC President Navjot Singh Sidhu, Punjab Transport Minister Amarinder Singh Raja Warring alongwith the newly inducted party member Sidhu Moosewala in New Delhi earlier today.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi met with the AICC Punjab Affairs In-charge Harish Chaudhary, PPCC President Navjot Singh Sidhu, Punjab Transport Minister

120 bigwigs expected for Katrina-Vicky Kaushal's wedding

A total of 120 top Bollywood and other celebrities are expected to attend the wedding of film stars Katrina Kaif and Vicky Kaushal which is scheduled on December 9 in Rajasthan, said Rajendra Kishan, the District Collector (DC) of Sawai Madhopur district of the state on Friday. The District Collector told mediapersons: "These 120 guests shall follow all COVID-19 protocols and fully vaccinated guests will get entry in the much-hyped celebrity wedding."

Jubin Nautiyal postpones his UK tour amid Covid scare

Bollywood singer Jubin Nautiyal was set to perform in London at the Wembley Arena and Leicester on December 10 and 11. But the singer has postponed the tour considering the pandemic scare emerging from the Omicron variant.

Rewind: Big B looks back as 'KBC' completes 1,000 episodes

Legendary actor Amitabh Bachchan talks about his journey on 'Kaun Banega Crorepati' as the show completes a thousand episodes on December 3. He says: "This year the show completes 1,000 episodes, and I couldn't be happier. I believe this is the most generous show and it continues to give to the contestants, audiences and to all of us associated with it - be it 'Gyaan', 'Dhan' or 'Sammaan' (Knowledge, wealth, respect). Each season of KBC has been a learning for me and to be with the team, the contestants who

'Bigg Boss 15': Rakhi Sawant tries to dominate Rajiv Adatia, spat erupts

The upcoming 'Bigg Boss 15' episode will see a heated argument between Rakhi Sawant and Rajiv Adatia over kitchen duties. She tries to dominate him and reassign him duties but Rajiv defends himself by saying he knows what he is doing. But Rakhi insults him with her words and Rajiv replies back: "Gandi baat bol rahe ho aap (you are talking dirty)."

'BB 15': Salman says in the next 24 hrs, only top 5 contenders will be left in the game

The 'Weekend Ka Vaar' episode of 'Bigg Boss 15' will see special guest Bharti Singh shaking a leg with host and superstar Salman Khan. Her husband Haarsh Limbachiyaa alos joins them. Later, Salman interacted with John Abraham and his 'Satyamev Jayate 2' co-star Divya Khosla Kumar. He asked them to deliver a few dialogues from the movie. Then John along with Salman and Divya dances on the tunes of the track 'Tenu Lehenga' from 'Satyamev Jayate 2'.

SUKHJINDER SINGH RANDHAWA AND PARGAT SINGH CONDOLE SAD DEMISE OF FOLK SINGER GURMEET BAWA

The Deputy Chief Minister S. Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa and Higher Education & Linguistics Minister Pargat Singh have expressed profound grief over the demise of eminent folk singer Gurmeet Bawa. In a press communique, S. Randhawa said that Gurmeet Bawa carved out a niche for herself with her soulful and melodious voice and served the Punjabi folk music for more than half a century. She was particularly known for her 'Hek', said the Deputy Chief Minister.

Jassie Gill grabs the top spot on Billboard Top Triller Global Chart

Jassie Gill's song 'Surma' from his album 'Alll Rounder' has made a dent on the music-verse, as it grabbed the number 1 spot on Billboard Top Triller Global Chart which is a rare feat for any Indian artist. Riding high on the success of the number, Jassie Gill says, "It's overwhelming. You never know the potential of your own music until it reaches the masses. I am delighted that the song has travelled so beautifully. The fact that it's number 1 on Billboard Top Triller Global Chart is such an honour."

Ankita Lokhande swept away by 'incredible' floating posters of 'Pavitra Rishta'

Actress Ankita Lokhande talks about posters of the web series 'Pavitra Rishta' being showcased throughout the Mumbai coastline as part of their promotional campaign. The producers are doing it on huge custom-designed water vessels using LED display. She shares: "We have 

Shilpa Shetty clears the air on FIR filed against Raj Kundra and her

Troubles refuse to cease for Raj Kundra and Shilpa Shetty. The husband-wife duo have been named in an FIR with regards to financial discrepancy in a fitness venture started by them. The complainant alleged that the couple took money from investors across India for their pan-India enterprise and when he demanded the reversal of a payment of Rs 1.5 crore, he was threatened by them.

'Squid Game' top contender for US year-end awards

The South Korean breakout hit 'Squid Game' has emerged as a big contender in the US year-end awards season, possibly to become the first Korean-made TV series winning a trophy at prestigious awards ceremonies. The highly competitive race for great TV shows and movies of the year is the biggest celebration for the US entertainment industry eying for the Emmys and Oscars next year. In the past two years,

Arijit Singh: Love songs have no season

Singer and composer Arijit Singh says his latest track 'Tera Hua' from the upcoming film 'Cash' is a romantic number with beautiful composition and that love songs have no season. "Love songs have no season and 'Tera Hua' is a beautiful track," says Arijit. The track, featuring Amol Parashar and Smriti Kalra, released Friday.

Katrina, Vicky to tie the knot at Six Senses Fort in Rajasthan

Bollywood stars Katrina Kaif and Vicky Kaushal are all set to tie the knot at the Six Senses Fort Hotel in Rajasthan's Sawai Madhopur district. The wedding celebrations will be held from December 7-12 and the booking has been done in the hotel for the wedding. However, its formal announcement is yet to be made. Many event companies will work together to organise the VIP wedding. Different companies are being hired for different events, confirmed officials.

Box-office extravaganza: Eight much-anticipated films set for release on remaining weekends

With cinema theatres reopening in Maharashtra and Rohit Shetty's 'Sooryavanshi' starring Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif opening to an unprecedented response, the momentum is expected to continue over the next few weeks with the crop of much-anticipated forthcoming releases waiting to hit the big screen. Here's a look at what the film industry has to offer in the weeks ahead: Bunty Aur Babli 2: First up, it's the Yash Raj Films production 'Bunty Aur Babli 2'. The film is a sequel to the memorable 2005 film and it narrates the story of two sets of con artists and

'Bigg Boss 15': Vishal feels he is a strong contender for VIP zone

In the upcoming episode of 'Bigg Boss 15', contestants will face the challenge announced by Bigg Boss for entering into the 'VIP Zone'. Any contestant looking to enter the finale must become a 'VIP member' of the house. Of course Jay and Vishal claim to be deserving VIP members. Vishal even says, "I am a very strong player in this game", while Karan asserts that he is willing to enter the zone.

Esha Gupta shares her love for astronomy, basketball with fans

Esha Gupta is currently busy shooting for two back-to-back web series including 'Invisible Woman' and 'Ashram 3'. Taking some time off from her busy schedule, the actress recently took to Instagram stories where she revealed some of her most loved things to her fans. She shared that astronomy was her favourite subject in school and that she was always mesmerized by the extra terrestrial world and celestial bodies.

'Bigg Boss Telugu 5': Doubts about wild-card entry

The current season of "Telugu Bigg Boss" is running with fantastic players competing with each other. The latest reports from close sources bring in an interesting piece of news. For those who follow the reality show regularly, the concept of wild-card entry would be familiar.

First look of Kamal Haasan-starrer 'Vikram' released on his 67th b'day eve

The first look of director Lokesh Kanagaraj's eagerly awaited action thriller 'Vikram', featuring Kamal Haasan in the lead, received an unprecedented response on Saturday, with more than 52,000 people liking the video on YouTube within minutes of its release.

Emraan and Nikita summon the devil with their Halloween look

Emraan Hashmi made his foray into the world of OTT with his recently released film 'Dybbuk'. One has to admit that there couldn't have been a better time for the film's release as it fell concurrently with the festival of Halloween.

Kris Jenner says Kourtney, Travis Barker are 'made for each other'

Reality TV personality Kris Jenner is delighted her daughter Kourtney Kardashian, has got engaged to the Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker, but she said their frequent public displays of affection can be a bit much to be around. The 65-year-old Kris told talk show host Ellen DeGeneres: "They're really made for each other. They really are. They're the cutest couple. They're so in love. And you let us know that they're so in love, constantly. "It's wild. You feel, you know, like they are only two people in the room. And we almost don't know what to do with ourselves. Like I'm looking for a closet to hide and somewhere to go."

Shruti Haasan being considered to romance Chiranjeevi in next

Telugu's most loved actor, megastar Chiranjeevi, is currently busy with a handful of movies. With interesting movies in the pipeline, the senior actor has expert directors in the line to direct him. As per the latest buzz, South Indian actress Shruti Haasan is being considered as the female lead for Chiranjeevi's interesting upcoming project. Tentatively titled #Mega154, the movie is to be directed by Bobby.

Aamir Khan's salt and pepper look goes viral

Aamir Khan is one of the most influential stars of the Hindi film industry. As much as he's an outstanding actor, he is also a trendsetter and recently, the 'Dangal' star made yet another style statement as he sported a salt and pepper look.

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