Saturday, February 04, 2023


Aditya Roy Kapur recalls shooting 'The Night Manager' in extreme conditions

Bollywood actor Aditya Roy Kapur, who is awaiting the release of his upcoming webseries, 'The Night Manager', revealed that the crew shot in extreme conditions in Rajasthan. At one point, it got so hot that the vanity vans gave up because the generators were overheating.

Ben Affleck, Matt Damon-starrer 'Air' to get 'Super Bowl' ad, unprecedented release

The Ben Affleck and Matt Damon-starrer drama 'Air' will get an unprecedented theatrical release for a streaming service. Amazon will release the film, which centres on real-life shoe salesman Sonny Vaccaro and how he led Nike in its pursuit of basketball phenom Michael Jordan, on 3,000-plus screens domestically.

Malayalam film and music fraternity mourns Vani Jayaram's passing

The passing of hugely popular singer Vani Jayaram has come as a shock to the Malayalam film industry as hers was a much-loved voice in the state, she having sung more than 600 songs in a career that took off in 1973. Vani, as she was popularly known, made her Malayalam debut in 1973 by recording the solo song 'Sourayudhathil Vidarnnoru' composed by Salil Chowdhary for the film 'Swapnam'.

Babil Khan takes acting lessons from father Irrfan's guru

Actor Babil Khan, who made his screen debut with the streaming film 'Qala' is attending an acting workshop by veteran theatre director and acting teacher Prasanna. Prasanna is one of the most revered personalities of the Indian theatre circle. He has taught at National School of Drama (NSD), and had also mentored Babil's father, the legendary Irrfan Khan during his NSD days.

Vani Jayaram, Padma Bhushan awardee and voice behind 10K songs, passes away

Days after her fans celebrated the President conferring the Padma Bhushan on noted singer Vani Jayaram, she passed away at her home in Chennai. She was 78 years old. The cause of her death is not yet known. One of the immortal voices of the South Indian film industry, Vani Jayaram rendered songs in 19 languages. She was living at her Haddows Road home in Chennai. Her husband Jayaram passed away in 2018. Since then, she had been living alone.

Kiara arrives in Jaisalmer with Manish Malhotra; Sid to follow in the evening

Siddharth Malhotra's bride-to-be Kiara reached Jaisalmer on Saturday afternoon in Mukesh Ambani's charter plane, accompanied by fashion designer Manish Malhotra and his team. Suryagarh palace hotel has been decorated for the royal wedding functions which will start tomorrow.

Ahead of 'Farzi' premiere, Sethupathi helps fans crack 25ft x 40ft jigsaw

With just a few days remaining for Vijay Seuthupathi's digital debut with Farzi, the actor, popularly known as Makkal Selvan aka People's Treasure, participated in a special meet and greet in Chennai. With more than 1,000 students and fans gathered at Vels Institute of Science and Tech, Vijay made a grand entrance in a jeep, as his fans eagerly awaited to catch a glimpse of him.

Bad Bunny, Harry Styles, DJ Khaled to bring the house down at Grammys

Hollywood legend Madonna is set to present the upcoming edition of the Grammy awards. The full line-up of performers for the February 5 show at Los Angeles' arena, is reportedly still awaited. Harry Styles was revealed as a performer in a commercial that aired during the fourth quarter of the Chiefs-Bengals AFC final.

Art meets new-age tech in Lisa Ray's foray into the world of NFTs

Art, one of the hallmarks of human civilisation, has always been a catalyst for evolution. From cave paintings of prehistoric times to the classical art of Michelangelo, Baroque art of Velazquez, the Surrealism of Salvador Dali and to the avante-garde art of Pablo Picasso, art has always enhanced the advancement of mankind through ideas and expression.

Satya from 'Looop Lapeta' opened doors for Tahir Raj Bhasin to explore new shades

Actor Tahir Raj Bhasin, who had an eventful 2022 with three back-to-back releases, shared that his character Satya from his streaming film 'Looop Lapeta' allowed him to explore new shades of human psyche. The film, which also starred Taapsee Pannu, was released on Netflix exactly a year ago. Walking down the memory lane, Tahir said: "Can't believe it's already been a year since 'Looop Lapeta' released. It's a very special film that I got to be a part of. Satya's character had shades that I had never explored before. Playing a character who was wacky and a romantic was challenging and fun."

Popular Malayalam actor Baburaj held in cheating case

Malayalam actor Baburaj was arrested on Saturday in a cheating case filed against him at the Adimali Police Station in Idukki district on Saturday. Baburaj, who owned a resort in Idukki district, had given it for lease to a person called Arun after taking Rs 40 lakhs in 2020. Soon, the Covid pandemic hit and after the restrictions were lifted and when Arun opened the resort, he had some technical issues.

Tommy Lee's wife takes dig at Pam Anderson after 'annoying marriage' remark

Tommy Lee's wife Brittany Furlan appeared to take some serious digs at Pamela Anderson in a now-deleted video. Brittany, 36, who married the rockstar in 2019, appeared to hit out at Pamela, 55, in a TikTok video, which has since been removed. Model Brittany's video referenced 'Pam', following the 'Baywatch' star's recent admissions about her marriage to Brittany's husband Tommy Lee, which Pamela confessed would "annoy" his now wife.

Ozzy Osbourne flashes peace sign in new pic after hanging his boots

Black Sabbath frontman Ozzy Osbourne has been seen for the first time since cancelling his U.K. and Ireland shows, and retiring from touring for good. The 'Paranoid' singer, 74, recently had extensive spinal surgery following a fall at his home in 2019, which had further aggravated injuries from a near-fatal quad bike crash in 2003.

When Michelle Yeoh's date mistakenly held her mom's hand

Golden Globe winning actress Michelle Yeoh recalled the hilarious time when her mom and her date accidently held hands. On Friday's episode of BBC One's 'The Graham Norton Show', the Oscar nominee revealed that her mother not only used to join her on dates, but she even unintentionally got close with one of them.

In jail for 6 years, prime accused in actress abduction case seeks bail

Pulsar Suni, the prime accused in the 2017 actress abduction and sexual assault case in which Malayalam actor Dileep is also an accused, has yet again approached the Kerala High Court seeking bail. A leading south Indian actress - who subsequently identified herself - had complained that she had been abducted and sexually assaulted by a gang of goons in 2017 and filmed the assault to blackmail her.

Kiara and Siddharth arrive in Jaisalmer for their wedding

Bollywood star Siddharth Malhotra will shortly be in Jaisalmer with his bride-to-be Kiara Advani. They will land in a charter plane. Kiara is accompanied by fashion designer Manish Malhotra and his team. All of them are scheduled to reach Jaisalmer airport at around 12.35 p.m.

Shalin Bhanot's ex-wife Dalljiet Kaur finds love again, to wed in March

Dalljiet Kaur, ex-wife of Shalin Bhanot, recently got engaged to U.K-born Nikhil Patel, who is employed in a finance company. The pair exchanged rings in Nepal and are set to take the wedding vows this March. After her wedding with Nikhil, Dalljiet will move to London with her son Jaydon. Initially, Dalljiet will move with her kid to Kenya as Nikhil is placed there for work, but after a few years, the couple will move to London.

Rihanna gears up for tour comeback and new music following 'Super Bowl' gig

Rihanna is making her comeback with a huge tour after she takes to the stage at the 'Super Bowl'. The 'Diamonds' hit maker will headline the half-time show next Saturday marking the kick-off of her new tour and plans to make new music, it has been claimed.

Vanessa Hudgens engaged to boyfriend Cole Tucker

'Tick, Tick... Boom!' star Vanessa Hudgens is officially a bride-to-be. The actress is engaged to boyfriend Cole Tucker. The pair met on a Zoom meditation group call, and Hudgens later revealed that she made the first move.TMZ was the first to report the news. Hudgens, 34, and Tucker, 26, first sparked dating rumours in November 2020 when they were seen holding hands in Los Angeles.

Ridley Scott's 'Gladiator' sequel to release in Nov 2024

Director Ridley Scott's follow-up to 'Gladiator' will release on November 22, 2024. 'Aftersun' Oscar nominee Paul Mescal is in negotiations to star in the film. The untitled sequel will be produced by Scott, his Scott Free Productions president Michael Pruss, Red Wagon Entertainment's Doug Wick and Lucy Fisher David Scarpa will write the script.

Vishal Bhardwaj: A 2-hour movie made on an iPhone will be a reality soon

Vishal Bhardwaj needs no introduction when it comes to modern filmmaking. For him, technology will always assist in good story-telling but what he has achieved with iPhone 14 Pro in creating a 30-minute magic on screen is something that gives him goosebumps.

Kiara, Sidharth to take 'saaat phere' at Jaisalmer's Suryagarh Palace

Paulo Coelho calls Shah Rukh 'king', 'legend'; SRK replies

'Pathaan' crosses Rs 700 crore worldwide in 9 days

Gippy Grewal's Punjabi film 'Honeymoon' completes 100 days in cinemas

Thalapathy Vijay's film No. 67 finally gets a name - 'LEO'

Ellie Bamber plays Kate Moss in new film based on her relationship with Lucian Freud

Ellie Bamber is set to star as Kate Moss in a new film detailing her infamous relationship with Lucian Freud. The "Serpent" and "Nocturnal Animals" star will play the British supermodel in "Moss & Freud", which will cover a period in the early 2000s when she sat for Freud, who will be played by Derek Jacobi ("Murder on the Orient Express").

Samantha Ruth Prabhu shares photo dump from a busy January

Actress Samantha Ruth Prabhu, who swayed the nation with her moves in "Oo Antava" from "Pushpa: The Rise", and her work in the recent release "Yashoda", recently shared that the year started on a busy note for her as January was all about work for her. On Friday, the actress took to her Instagram to share throwback pictures that capture her working on herself and working on projects. She has posted several pictures including the one where can be seen spending time with the team of "Citadel".

Ellie Goulding's 'Like A Saviour' has pulsating baseline with 80s-style synth

Pop musician Ellie Goulding has released her new single titled 'Like A Saviour' with its video. The track features a pulsating bassline juxtaposed with the 80s synths. The video, directed by Joe Connor with choreography by Daniel Alwell, features Ellie and a cohort of backing dancers stranded in a desert - a landscape they must battle against, as the song reaches its epic crescendo finish.

Roman Polanski's 'The Palace' under consideration for Cannes, Venice film fests

Filmmaker Roman Polanski, who fell from grace in France since the premiere of his last film 'An Officer and a Spy' in competition at Venice in 2019, is back with 'The Palace' that could make a surprise splash on the festival circuit. Polanski, who fled the U.S. in 1978 after pleading guilty to having unlawful sex with a 13-year-old girl, was leading a pleasant life in France for decades until he came back into the global spotlight with the Lido premiere of 'An Officer and a Spy' and scooped the Grand Jury Prize.

Manoj Bajpayee chuffed with response to 'Joram' at Rotterdam film fest

National Award winning actor Manoj Bajpayee is chuffed with the response to his film 'Joram' at the ongoing 52nd edition of International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR). The film is a survival-thriller and tells the story of a displaced indigenous man. It stars Manoj Bajpayee, Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub, Smita Tambe and Megha Mathur. It also features Tannishtha Chatterjee and Rajshri Deshpande in special appearances.

Clive Davis reveals Myles Frost will headline his pre-Grammy party

American record producer Clive Davis, who is known for his Pre-Grammy Gala - better known as "the Clive Party", has revealed that actor Myles Frost will perform at the finale of the party. He said: "As you know, the show can run for a few hours, so at some point early on, I will say, 'If you leave before the end, you leave it at your peril, because you will miss the final performer of the night'".

Taylor Lautner opens up on body image issues after 'Twilight'

Hollywood actor Taylor Lautner was left with body image issues after starring in 'Twilight'. The 30-year-old actor spent his formative years playing shapeshifter Jacob Black in the series of vampire films based on the books by Stephanie Meyer.The actor explained that he was later "affected" by having to appear shirtless so often on screen.

Kamal's tribute to Vishwanath: 'His art will be celebrated beyond his lifetime'

Celebrated actor Kamal Haasan has penned a heartfelt note for the late Telugu filmmaker K. Viswanath, who breathed his last on Thursday. The two had worked on iconic films such as 'Sagara Sangamam', 'Swathi Muthyam' and 'Subhasankalpam', and Kamal Haasan considers Viswanath to be his mentor.

Coke Studio returns to India with 50 artistes, 10 new tracks

Music enthusiasts have a reason to rejoice as Coke Studio is set to return to India with 'Coke Studio Bharat'. The new season will feature an amalgamation of over 50 artists from across the country and its hinterlands coming together to create over 10 memorable tracks celebrating the roots of India.

Docu-series 'The Romantics' to feature Rishi Kapoor, his association with Yash Chopra

One of the most revered actors of Hindi cinema Rishi Kapoor will be featured in the upcoming docu-series 'The Romantics'. The streaming series celebrates the legendary filmmaker Yash Chopra, along with his production house YRF's legacy and its impact on Indian pop-culture over the last 50 years.

Jessica Simpson had an 'enticing' affair her 'younger self would not be proud of'

Singer-actress Jessica Simpson said that she had an affair with a "massive movie star". She is now married to Eric Johnson and has three children. The 42-year-old was married to Nick Lachey from 2002 until 2006 - and wrote the story that she "never thought she would tell" as part of new short story for Amazon Original Stories, 'Movie Star'.

Sylvester Stallone, family to feature in reality show 'The Family Stallone'

Hollywood star Sylvester Stallone and his family are the latest to join the reality TV world. On Thursday (Pacific Standard Time) Paramount+ announced 'The Family Stallone', which will follow the Oscar nominee, wife Jennifer Flavin Stallone and daughters Sophia, Sistine and Scarlet.

Sir Paul McCartney admits to 'completely overdoing' Valentine's Day

The Beatles star Paul McCartney is showing off his romantic side. In a post shared on his website, the singer explained that to him, being a husband means "trying to be considerate and romantic" and "just trying to be good" to his wife, Nancy Shevel. "I completely overdo Valentine's Day! I mean, there's not just one card, there are cards hidden around the room, and sometimes things even spill into the next day - it's completely silly," he said. "If there's an excuse to have some fun, I overdo it! At Christmas, I go crazy with the tree lights and fairy lights - totally overdo it."

After cancer & suicide attempt, Dwayne Johnson's septuagenarian mom survives car crash

Hollywood star Dwayne Johnson has revealed that his mum was involved in a scary road accident which left her car in a crumpled state. The wrestler-turned-actor known as 'The Rock' posted the image of the messed-up car to his Instagram on Thursday, but thankfully told his 361 million followers that his mum Ata, 74, is okay.

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