Saturday, April 13, 2024

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'A Few Good Men', 'Escape To Victory', 'Poor Things' on Red Lorry Film Fest 2nd slate

The second slate for the upcoming Red Lorry Film Festival has been unveiled, and it features many award-winning films and TV series across a wide spectrum of languages and genres. The inaugural edition of the film festival will feature over 100 films. These titles include iconic films like ‘A Few Good Men’, ‘Jerry Maguire’, ‘Love Actually’, ‘The Great Escaper’ and ‘Escape To Victory’. The Emma Stone-starrer ‘Poor Things’, which is based on the 1992 novel by Alasdair Gray, will also be screened at the festival along with other titles like ‘Last Swim’, ‘The Good 

Sohaila Kapur plays queen in 'Bengal 1947: An Untold Love Story'

Actress Sohaila Kapur, who is known for ‘Phantom’, ‘Aarya’, ‘The Family Man’ and ‘Special Ops’, will be seen portraying the role of a queen in the upcoming period drama film ‘Bengal 1947: An Untold Love Story’. The film delves into the intricacies of a unique love story woven by the writer-director Akashaditya Lama. The actress said that playing a compassionate and caring queen offered a completely new and engaging experience.

Madirakshi Mundle's scene settings look expensive in 'Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak'

Actress Madirakshi Mundle, who plays the negative role of Shaina in the show 'Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak' has opened up on her character graph, dialogues, and costumes, saying her scene settings are expensive looking. Talking about her role, Madirakshi said: "Well, for one, my dialogues are in everyday Hindi and English. My costumes are also very modern compared to what I have donned previously for my characters on other shows." "I love all the beautiful sarees I am wearing for the show along with the accessories that the costume designer has selected for my character. My scene settings are expensive looking and I am loving every bit of it," shared the actress known for her work in 'Jaat Ki Jugni'.

Big B recalls the day he brought daughter Shweta home to his bungalow Prateeksha

Veteran Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan said that family is the greatest bond one could have. The actor took to his blog on Monday and spoke about his daughter Shweta Bachchan's 50th birthday as he got nostalgic. Amitabh recalled bringing Shweta to his bungalow Prateeksha, when she was just two years old.

'Bigg Boss OTT 2': Contestants get a moment of love as they meet their families

As the house is heating up with its grand finale drawing closer and closer by every minute, the contestants of 'Bigg Boss OTT 2' will get a moment of love as they saw their families and wept tears of joy, born out of the many tense and nerve wracking moments they've had to undergo in the house.

Nick Jonas says his wife Priyanka is a 'boss', praises 'Citadel' team

American pop star Nick Jonas cannot stop gushing about his wife Priyanka Chopra Jonas as he calls her "boss" after seeing her performance in the series 'Citadel'.

Nick took to Instagram Stories to share a poster of Citadel featuring Priyanka with her co-stars and fellow spies Richard Madden and Stanley Tucci. It had 'Citadel, no. 1 title on Prime Video' written on it.

Captioning the poster, he wrote: "My wife is a boss. Congrats to the entire Citadel and Prime Video family."

Kangana Ranaut reveals the most challenging thing about directing a film

Sharing the challenges of directing a film, Bollywood actress-filmmaker Kangana Ranaut says a director is faced with a "minimum of 400-500 questions" every day.

Kangana took to Instagram story, where she shared an interview of American film director Martin Scorsese who is talking about framing and blocking a scene.

The actress, who ventured into directing films in 2019 with 'Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi' wrote alongside the post: "Most challenging things about direction is....A director is faced with minimum of 400-500 questions every day from all departments, camera, art, actors, make up, production and of course the direction department..."

She added: "Trust me what you want to do as a director is easier to do than to explain ... limiting your vision to words is rather agonising that's why best teams are those who read emotions and energy and doesn't get entangled in words ... and best directors are those who let those emotions lead them not ambition."

Her next directorial is 'Emergency', where she will be seen playing the former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. It also stars Anupam Kher, Mahima Chaudhry, Vishak Nair, Satish Kaushik, Milind Soman and Shreyas Talpade in prominent roles.

Actor Vaarun Bhagat: 'Undekhi' has been my biggest project so far

Actor Vaarun Bhagat is over-the-moon as the makers of the crime thriller series 'Undekhi' have announced its new season. The actor said that they were supposed to shoot the show five months before, but as it has done so well, the writers were taking their time and writing a phenomenal story.

Vaarun plays Lucky, a complex character who is both charming and dangerous, and the actor has managed to capture his essence perfectly, becoming a fan favourite of critics and audiences alike. And now, much to the delight of fans, Applause Entertainment has announced that they are coming back with a third season.

'Chatrapathi' trailer sets stage for official Hindi remake of Rajamouli original

The trailer of the upcoming film 'Chatrapathi' was unveiled on Tuesday. The film is the official Hindi remake of S. S. Rajamouli's Telugu blockbuster of the same name. The trailer gives audiences a sneak-peak into the high octane action and heady dose of entertainment with the leading pair of Sreenivas Bellamkonda and Nushrratt Bharuccha.

The film marks the Hindi debut of Bellamkonda, and has been directed by VV Vinayak with a script written by S. S. Rajamouli's father and veteran writer V. Vijayendra Prasad

Talking about the film, Sreenivas Bellamkonda said, "'Chatrapathi' is a special film to me in so many ways. VV Vinayak directed me in my Telugu debut and he is also the director of my Bollywood debut, which makes this collaboration even more significant. 'Chatrapathi' ticks all the boxes of a commercial potboiler and we can't wait to bring it to audiences."

Vishal Bhardwaj's series 'Charlie Chopra and The Mystery Of Solang Valley' production concludes

Filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj has concluded the production of his upcoming web series 'Charlie Chopra & The Mystery Of Solang Valley'.

Bhardwaj took to Instagram, where he shared a picture along with the cast and crew of the series, which marks his debut in the OTT long-format story-telling.

"Charlie Chopra wrapped!! Unbelievable!!! We did it :)" he wrote.

Shehnaaz Gill on life: 'Agar Positivity nahi rakhungi, fir toh main barbaad ho jaungi'

Actress Shehnaaz Gill, who exudes positivity from every inch despite having gone through so much in life, said: "Agar positivity nahi rakhungi, fir toh main barbaad ho jaungi".

She said: "Positivity nahi rakhungi fir toh main barbaad ho jaungi na. Main na bahut emotional type insaan hun. Agar main positive nahi rahi, toh I think main toot sakti hun. (If I will not keep positivity in life, I will be ruined as I am an emotional person)."

"Toh mujhe apne aap ko positive rakhna hi padhta hai. Zaroori hai life main. (So I have to keep myself positive. It is important for life)," she added.

Arjun Rampal on way to recovery from back injury, to resume 'Crakk' shoot soon

Actor Arjun Rampal, who has suffered back injury, is on his way to recovery post which he will resume shooting for the film 'Crakk- Jeetega toh Jiyega', starring Vidyut Jammwal.

A source informed that Arjun suffered the back injury recently while working out at the gym.

After cats, Met Gala carpet hosts a cockroach

While a galaxy of stars descended on the Met Gala carpet to set their best fashion foot forward, there was an unlikely guest at the event who turned heads. A tiny cockroach was seen causing ripples on the red carpet of The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

The cockroach roaming on the carpet was captured by the paparazzi in their lens and the video of the same has gone viral on social media, causing a laugh riot and inviting some hilarious comments from users.

Comedians Biswa, Kanan Gill reunite for streaming special 'Mood Kharaab'

Comedians Biswa Kalyan Rath and Kanan Gill, who tickled the funny bones with their YouTube series 'Pretentious Reviews' in the last decade, have teamed up once again, this time for streaming the stand-up special, 'Mood Kharaab'.

While Biswa will be seen performing the comedy special set, Kanan has directed the special.

Gautam Gulati on 'Roadies 19': Being a gang leader on show is more than just a role

Film and TV actor Gautam Gulati talked about being a gang leader along with Prince Narula and Rhea Chakraborty on the show 'Roadies season 19'. Gulati called it a big responsibility and said he is ready to take it on with full force.

Gautam started his acting career in 2008 with the TV show 'Kahaani Hamaaray Mahaabhaarat Ki', later acted in 'Kasamh Se', 'Tujh Sang Preet Lagai Sajna', 'Pyaar Kii Ye Ek Kahaani', 'Diya Aur Baati Hum', and participated in the reality show 'Bigg Boss 8'. He was also seen playing a negative role in the Salman Khan-starrer 'Radhe'.

'Earth Day means loving and caring for all the living souls,' says Jackie

Actor Jackie Shroff on Earth Day on Saturday was vocal about his concern for the environment and the need to preserve it for future generations.

He said: "Our future generations should know the importance of planting trees and my 'Ped Lagao' campaign highlights the fact. I hope that with each plant I sow, the earth reaps it's benefits."

Kriti Sanon opts for budgeted flight, flies economy class to Indore

Ditching the luxury of a first class in an airplane, actress Kriti Sanon channelled her inner 'aam aadmi' as she took a budgeted flight and flew economy class to Indore.

Celebrity paparazzi Viral Bhayani posted a video of Kriti from the economy Indigo 6E flight. Kriti was seen in a white dress and a pink shawl over her shoulders.

James Gunn talks about Chris Pratt's evolution through 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

Filmmaker James Gunn, a close friend of Chris Pratt, has spoken about working with the actor all these years and his evolution through 'Guardians of the Galaxy' films. Gunn said: "Chris is so good in the movie. He was good in the first two movies, but it's nothing compared to him in the third movie. He's so emotionally raw and vulnerable. One of the things I always liked about Chris Pratt was his ability to be this kind of big, hulking, charming guy but also to be really vulnerable."

Ram Charan and wife's special Oscar video hits record views

Actor Ram Charan is back in news with his latest video on Vanity Fair's YouTube channel, registering massive views. Titled 'RRR Star Ram Charan Gets Ready for the Oscars', the video has garnered over 6.5 million views and counting, making it the most viewed video on the channel to date.

The video captures Ram Charan and his wife Upasana in the moments leading up to one of the most special days of of their lives, the Oscars, where his film won an award for the famous and viral song 'Nattu Nattu'. The video starts with a heartwarming snippet of Ram spraying hair spray on Upasana in her room, setting the tone for the rest of the video, which is filled with glimpses of their private life. This is followed by a tour of Ram's hotel room, where he shows off his little religious set up, a testament to his strong faith and beliefs. As Ram gets ready and suits up, his charm and suaveness are on full display.

Namashi Chakraborty on working with Rajkumar Santoshi in his debut film 'Bad Boy'

Mithun Chakraborty's son Namashi Chakraborty and Sajid Qureshi's daughter Amrin Qureshi are all set to make their debut with the romantic comedy, 'Bad Boy'. The movie is directed by Rajkumar Santoshi. Namashi shared his experience working with the veteran director. He said: "My experience working with Rajkumar ji was exemplary, he is an actor's dream. Everything good that you find in my performance, the full credit goes to him." Namashi added that after working with him, he got to learn a lot.

Parineeti Chopra, Raghav Chadha get engaged; wedding to be held in October

Bollywood actress Parineeti Chopra had earlier sparked dating rumours with AAP leader Raghav Chadha with her outings. However, their wedding already seems to be on the cards as the couple took the first step towards the union.Recently, Parineeti was seen wearing a silver band on her ring finger. Parineeti and Raghav got engaged in a traditional roka ceremony in the presence of close family members. The two will reportedly get married by the end of October this year.Parineeti is not in a rush to get married as she is quite occupied with her professional commitments, the reports stated. Interestingly, Parineeti's cousin Priyanka Chopra Jonas, who will be soon seen in the streaming series 'Citadel', will be in India during the last week of October to attend the 23rd edition of the Jio Mami Film Festival.

Gerard Butler recollects almost killing Hilary Swank on 'P.S. I Love You' sets

Hollywood actor Gerard Butler is still feeling guilty over an incident with co-star Hilary Swank on the set of their 2007 romcom, 'P.S. I Love You'.

SRK's comeback films, daughter Suhana's 'The Archies' debut nab 4 spots on IMDb list

Shah Rukh Khan's comeback film 'Pathaan' tops the Internet Movie Database IMDb's most anticipated Indian movies list for 2023.A media statement from IMDb says that among the Indian movies with planned releases in India in 2023, these 20 were consistently the most popular with IMDb users, as determined by the actual page views of the more than 200 million monthly visitors to the website worldwide throughout 2022.

Tiger Shroff shares glimpses from 'Bade Miyan Chote Miyan'

Bollywood star Tiger Shroff's glimpses from his upcoming action entertainer film 'Bade Miyan Chote Miyan' are gaining momentum on social media. The film also stars Akshay Kumar, who had a rough patch on the professional front in 2022.In the pictures, Tiger can be seen doing what he does best - high octane action sequences and acrobatics. Dressed in a sleeveless jacket, Tiger effortlessly fits his part of an action hero.

'BB 16': Tina's team pens open letter after her character assassination on TV

'Bigg Boss 16' inmate Tina Datta's team has penned an open letter stating that the actress' character is being assassinated by other women in the show on national television.The letter came after the housemates joked about Tina's growing closeness with co-contestant Shalin Bhanot in New Year's special.

'Khan Sir' says humour is the secret sauce of his popular YouTube classes

Popular YouTuber and teacher known to the world as 'Khan Sir' talked about his teaching style and how he is inspired by Kapil Sharma.Khan Sir revealed that the comedy reality show is the inspiration behind his unique method of teaching.He shared: "Whenever these poor students get tired of studying, they watch 'The Kapil Sharma Show'. Initially, I used to think that we are trying to teach them but they are more interested in the show."

Chopper carrying Balakrishna returns to Ongole due to bad weather, promotional tour delayed

A helicopter carrying Tollywood star N. Balakrishna returned to Andhra Pradesh's Ongole town due to bad weather, 20 minutes after it took off for Hyderabad, on Saturday.Balakrishna was in Ongole town for the pre-release event of his upcoming movie 'Veera Simha Reddy'. After the night halt in the town, he left for Hyderabad in a helicopter. He was accompanied by director B. Gopal.

'Bigg Boss 16': Major fight breaks out after Shalin pushes Priyanka

In an upcoming episode of 'Bigg Boss 16', a major fight will be seen taking place between Shalin Bhanot and Priyanka Chahar Choudhary amid a task.In the task, the voice of Bigg Boss will be heard saying that it has been 14 weeks and who according to the contestants still needs a clear vision.

Shah Rukh Khan's nickname for Alia Bhatt is 'Amma Bhatt Kapoor'

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan has shared a nickname for actress Alia Bhatt after she said she will call him 'Pathaan' after the film's release.Alia had a banter filled exchange with SRK on Twitter, where the actor treated his fans with an 'Ask SRK' session on Twitter.

Battle Royale: Harry recounts how William assaulted him, called Meghan 'rude'

In revelations that could rock Britain's royal family, Prince Harry, in his highly anticipated autobiography, 'Spare', says he was physically attacked by his brother, William, now Prince of Wales, as their relationship fell apart over the younger prince's marriage to the American actor, Meghan Markle, reports 'The Guardian' newspaper, after seeing excerpts from an advance copy of the book.Describing a confrontation at his London home in 2019, Harry, the Duke of Sussex, says William called Meghan "difficult", "rude" and "abrasive", which Harry calls a "parrot[ing of] the press narrative" about his American wife, 'The Guardian' notes.

Zaan Khan roped in to play an unpredictable and careless personality in 'Maitree'

Film and TV actor Zaan Khan will be seen playing the male lead opposite Shrenu Parikh in the show 'Maitree'.He is playing the role of an NRI, Saransh, who has a very unpredictable and careless personality. It is difficult to judge him as his mood changes within seconds and he behaves in a very strange manner. He will be seen getting married to Maitree(Shrenu Parikh) in the show.

Arjun Kapoor grateful to Indian Idol contestants for making him relive 2 States

Bollywood actor Arjun Kapoor expressed his gratitude towards contestants Rishi Singh and Bidipta Chakraborty for making him relive the memories of his film '2 States' through their performance.On the singing reality show, 'Indian Idol 13', Rishi along with Bidipta Chakraborty performed on the track 'Mast Magan', originally sung by Arijit Singh for the 2014 film '2 States'.

'BB 16': Archana, Sajid lose cool after Shalin, Tina trade ration to be safe from nominations

In the upcoming episode of 'Bigg Boss 16', the housemates will get a chance to win back the ration they lost during the weekly task. However, things take a serious turn after Shalin and Tina decide to give up everything to keep themselves safe from nominations.In a promo, Shalin, Tina and Priyanka Choudhary are seen discussing the upcoming nominations. Both Tina and Shalin accept that they are scared of nominations and would do anything to be safe. They say that they would go to any length to keep themselves safe from nominations.

'Kundali Bhagya' star Abhishek Kapur takes a break back home in Delhi

Abhishek Kapur has shared his experiences from his home city Delhi, where he is taking a break from Mumbai to be with family and friends.The shooting schedule of Kapur, who plays a lead role in the popular TV serial 'Kundali Bhagya', doesn't allow him too many breaks, so his excitement about his Delhi interlude is palpable in his Instagram post.

Sanjay Gagnani takes a break, digs Turkish delicacies in Istanbul

'Naagin' actor Sanjay Gagnani managed to take out some time out in the past few days and travelled to Istanbul. And now he has shared his memories of the time he spent in the city and the food he has had with Turkish families.He said: "I had a blast in Istanbul and it was indeed a great experience to be there." The food that stood out from the feasts Turkish families hosted for him included notably rice with chestnuts, chicken roast, and a variety of Turkish cold and warm appetisers.

How to host a perfect celebration

The passing of the old year and the coming of the new calls for a flurry of activity that is both enjoyable and controlled. Your interior decor can be a tasteful blend of cosier material tones and more striking colour schemes that create a feeling of exclusivity, making the evening a memorable occasion. Here are some suggestions to help host a celebration from interior designer Punam Kalra, creative director of I'm the Centre for Applied Arts. Bring in the colour of the year

James Wan already planning to turn horror movie 'M3GAN' into franchise

Filmmaker James Wan is already contemplating a 'M3GAN' sequel. The 45-year-old filmmaker is a producer for the new sci-fi horror flick about a robotic doll that becomes extremely protective of a child and he explained how the flick could develop into a franchise.

Geared up for 2023, Bhumi Pednekar will exhibit her versatility as an actor

Actress Bhumi Pednekar has six releases in 2023 including 'Bheed', 'The Ladykiller', 'Afwaa', 'Bhakshak', 'Mere Husband Ki Biwi', and says that this year will be hers as an artist.Bhumi said: "With six films releasing this year, I'm putting it out in the universe that 2023 will be my year in cinema as an actor! Given the diversity of these films and the powerful women that I will essay in the film, I don't think I could push myself any further to showcase the variety of roles that I can play as an artist."

After hand pump, Sunny Deol lifts giant wheel in most awaited 'Gadar' sequel

He is remembered for uprooting a hand pump in 'Gadar: Ek Prem Katha' in 2001, and over two decades later he will be seen lifting a giant wheel in the sequel of the film. The first look of 'Gadar 2' has been unveiled and Sunny and Ameesha Patel are in the leading roles. The film is slated for a 2023 release, directed by Anil Sharma.

Akshay Oberoi on 'Fighter': My character is a tribute to real life heroes

Actor Akshay Oberoi, who will be seen in the upcoming Hrithik Roshan and Deepika Padukone-starrer 'Fighter', said that his character in the film is a tribute to real life heroes.Akshay, who will be seen playing the role of an Air Force officer, said that it's an honour for him to play his part.

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