A few days after her father and veteran journalist Vinod Dua’s demise, Mallika Dua penned an emotional note on Instagram. “Human life is a small small part of our journeys. Everyone must go. I hope I am able to live a tiny fraction of the life my angels lived. I doubt it but maybe they will conspire to make it happen as they always did. In the evergreen words of my friend @whosunilgrover, ‘Jindagi barbad ho geeya’,” she wrote. Vindo Dua passed away on December 4 after a prolonged illness following a COVID infection. He had lost his wife and Mallika’s mother, Padmavati Dua, aka Chinna Dua, to COVID-19 in June. It must not be easy for Mallika to deal with such a huge loss but she has been trying her best to recover from the rough patch in her life. “Once again, turning to humor to give a voice to my emptiness. Thank you for sending so much love and hope. Some try to tell me ki nazarlag gayi hummein logon ki. I will never ever fell prey to that. If anything, it’s just pure love and blessing. My parents were walking talking hearts. No such thing as nazar when you yourself are the entire universe,” she added. “It has taken me an hour to type just this because I feel empty. Hollowed out. Whatever I was made of has been taken out […]
IAS officer Abhishek Singh, who is also an actor, has come out with a new song ‘Slow Slow’. The new track is sung by Badshah and Payal Dev. Talking about the song, Abhishek said, “It’s wonderful to be a part of such an energetic and melodious song – Slow Slow. This is the third music video that I have shot for and I am loving the entire experience! Badshah is a dear friend and collaborating with him is truly an honor. We are absolutely confident that the foot-tapping song and its tasteful video will be loved by music lovers all over the world.” ‘Slow Slow’ also features Seerat Kapoor.
Lakshmi Manchu who has roped in to play the leading lady in Mohanlal starrer ‘Monster’ is now taking martial arts training. The actress is taking lessons in Kalaripayattu, the martial art and fighting style that originated from Kerala, for the upcoming film. Lakshmi Manchu was thrilled that she is getting to learn something new and shared a glimpse from her training session. “The thrill of learning something new! 😍 Kalaripayattu, the Indian martial art and fighting style that originated in modern-day Kerala. #Kalaripayattu has been recorded as early as 300 BCE. It was also mentioned in the Vadakkan Pattukal ballads written about the Chekavar from the Malabar region of Kerala. For #Monster I have been closely working day n night with @krishnadasvallabhatta garu and his daughter @_kavya_.k_nair_ to learn this art. This is just a sneak peek, stay tuned for more 😉,” the actress penned, sharing the video. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Lakshmi Manchu (@lakshmimanchu) The second schedule of the film has reportedly begun in Kochi, and the actress also kept her fans posted with a BTS video. Lakshmi Manchu is making her debut in Malayalam with ‘Monster’, and seems like she has already fallen in love with Kerala. The actress is a foodie and she has been exploring Kerala cuisine during her time in God’s own country. Meanwhile, ‘Monster’ marks Mohanlal’s reunion with the ‘Pulimurugan’ team as director Vysakh and scenarist Udaykrishnan is chairing […]
Actor Sanjay Dutt has wrapped up his dubbing part for ‘KGF: Chapter 2’. On Tuesday, Sanjay took to Instagram and shared a glimpse of the dubbing session. He posted a photograph of him sitting in a dubbing studio. Along with the post, Sanjay wrote, “Adheera is back in action! The dubbing sessions are done for #KGFChapter2 and is on its way to theaters near you on 14th April 2022.” View this post on Instagram A post shared by Sanjay Dutt (@duttsanjay) ‘KGF: Chapter 2’ is a follow-up of the Kannada blockbuster ‘KGF: Chapter 1’. Starring South star Yash in the lead, the first part’s narrative follows an underdog who later becomes a dangerous gangster. The upcoming sequel is said to follow the power struggle between Rocky (Yash) and Adheera (Sanjay). Apart from Yash and Sanjay Dutt, the movie will also star Bollywood actor Raveena Tandon in the lead role. Helmed by Prashanth Neel, ‘KGF: Chapter 2’ is scheduled to release on April 14, 2022.
The makers of the 3D fantasy action-adventure Kannada film, ‘Vikrant Rona’, on Tuesday, have announced that the film will release on February 24, 2022. The film stars Kichcha Sudeep in the lead role. Taking to his Twitter handle, the actor shared the release date motion poster of the film, in which he can be seen sitting on a bike in a dark jungle. Written and directed by Anup Bhandari, reports suggest Jacqueline Fernandez will feature in an extended cameo appearance in the film, while Nirup Bhandari and debutante Neetha Ashok will star in the lead roles. Presented by ZEE Studios and Kichcha Creatiions, the movie is produced by Shalini Manjunath and Jack Manjunath and co-produced by Alankar Pandian under the banners of Shalini Artss, and Invenio Films India.
Veteran Punjabi singer Gurdas Maan is among the several celebrities to attend Vicky Kaushal and Katrina Kaif’s rumoured wedding at Six Senses Fort Barwara. On Tuesday, the ‘Ki Banu Duniya Da’ hitmaker was spotted at Mumbai airport with his family. Reportedly, he will also perform at Vicky and Katrina’s wedding festivities. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Viral Bhayani (@viralbhayani) Gurdas Maan has performed at several high profile weddings. He made Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma’s wedding reception in Delhi extremely memorable by crooning to his hit songs. A few weeks ago, he and a few of his family members had tested positive for coronavirus. The wedding festivities of Vicky and Katrina are speculated to take place from December 7-9. Kabir Khan, Mini Mathur, Angad Bedi and Neha Dhupia have also arrived in Jaipur to attend the big affair.
The much-awaited theatrical trailer of ‘Pushpa: The Rise’ is out and seems to be another mass masala entertainer all the way through after Nandamuri Balakrishna’s ‘Akhanda’. Be it his look, his dressing, or the storyline, Pushpa resembles the Karnataka sandalwood don ‘Veerappan’s life story. Allu Arjun seems to be appearing in a dual role in this film, wherein in one role he would be playing a sandalwood thief and in the other, he is a don behind several such illegal businesses. The dialogues, “Pushpa ante flower anukunnara (one may think it’s about a flower but it is about a fire)” and the other “This world has given you a gun. And gave me an axe, to play my own game” is very catchy. His makeover, dialect and presentation look different from all his previous films. And for the first time comedian, Sunil and anchor turned actress Anasuya Bhardwaj seem to be playing negative roles in the film. Pushpa looks cool in his harsh answers to the police. The film’s cinematography, background score looks excellent. The grand visuals in the trailer set the stage for several memes and other promotional content on social media from now. ‘Pushpa: The Rise- Part 1’, is an upcoming action thriller, written and directed by Sukumar Banreddi and jointly produced by Mythri Movie Makers and Muttamsetty media. The film will see Allu Arjun playing the titular role and Malayalam actor Fahadh Faasil will be playing the […]
‘Ikk’ – an upcoming psychological fantasy Tamil movie directed by Babu Tamizh is all set to be released on December 10 in theatres. The film featuring Yogesh Yogie and Guru Somasundaram as lead characters also has YG Mahendran playing a crucial role. The movie is about a football player who delves into physiological fantasy and a turn of interesting events happen in his life. Though the Tamil industry has had psychological thriller releases, ‘Ikk’ is one such movie that has its primary focus on psychological elements. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Guru Somasundaram (@guru_somasundaram) The movie’s first look motion poster has been released today. In the video, YG Mahendran is seen explaining to Yogesh the physiological elements he is facing. Written and directed by Babu Thamizh, audiences have high expectations with this movie as he also directed the Tamil movie Jiivi – which received well-acclaimed praises. The movie is produced under the banner of Dharmaj Films’. The film revolves around Yogesh’s character, who is a promising football player. He gets seriously injured during a game and tries to analyse the events that led him to that situation. With various turns and strange events happening around him, with the help of psychologists he is informed that he can identify the reasons for his problem and manage to overcome that. Reportedly, the movie has been picturised in a way to entertain and engage the audience as a psychological fantasy thriller.
Don’t expect Drake to walk away with a trophy on the music’s biggest night! The artist will not compete in the 2022 Grammy Awards, choosing to withdraw his two nominations. As per People magazine, Drake and his management have withdrawn his Grammy Award nominations for the album ‘Certified Lover Boy’, which was up for best rap album, and ‘Way 2 Sexy’, which was nominated for best rap performance. Sources tell Variety that the decision was made by Drake and his management and the Grammys honoured the request, although his motivation was currently unclear. Without Drake’s works nominated, there are now four nominations in each category. Without ‘Way 2 Sexy’, those up for best rap performance are Baby Keem and Kendrick Lamar for ‘Family Ties’, Cardi B for ‘Up’, J. Cole, 21 Savage and Morray for ‘My Life’ and Megan Thee Stallion for ‘Thot S–‘. In the album category, the nominees are now J. Cole’s ‘The Off Season’, Nas’ King’s ‘Disease II’, Tyler, the Creator’s ‘Call Me If You Get Lost’ and Kanye West’s ‘Donda’. The rapper’s decision comes about a year after he criticised the awards shows for not nominating The Weeknd for any awards after the high level of success of his album ‘After Hours’ and its hit single ‘Blinding Lights’. At the time, the rap star said, “I think we should stop allowing ourselves to be shocked every year by the disconnect […]
As the Netflix series ‘Hellbound’ has gained global popularity, the original webtoon (webcomics) has been also been launched. Naver Webtoon announced on December 6 that the average weekly view for the ‘Hellbound’ original webtoon increased by about 22 times and the average number of weekly paid views increased by about 14 times after the release of the Netflix series. This is the result of comparing the average views for two weeks after the release and the weekly average for three months before the release of the Netflix series. With the huge popularity of the series, the original webtoon ‘Hellbound’ has also launched the global service. Currently, the webtoon ‘Hellbound’ is being serviced in 10 languages, including English, Japanese, Thai, and Spanish, via Naver Webtoon Global Service. Global fans who first saw ‘Hellbound’ on Netflix are also giving positive reviews to the webtoon. The Netflix series ‘Hellbound,’ released on November 19, was directed and written by Yeon Sang-ho and webtoon creator Choi Kyu-seok, producers of the original webtoon. It recorded a total of 43.48 million aggregate viewing hours in three days after its release and topped Netflix global chart (non-English content), proving its global popularity.
Veteran lyricist Prasoon Joshi recently met Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami at the latter’s residence. During the meeting, the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) Chairman and Dhami discussed the shooting of films in the mountain state besides issues related to cultural promotion and the development of tourism here. After the meeting, Dhami took to his Twitter account and shared a photograph with Prasoon. In the image, the two can be seen exchanging pleasantries. The politician also praised Prasoon for his remarkable contribution to the Indian film industry.“Your songs and compositions act as a source of inspiration for us. They encourage the society,” Dhami tweeted. Dhami was sworn in as the 10th Chief Minister of Uttarakhand in July this year.
Diljit Dosanjh is one of the most active and loved celebrities on social media. There hardly goes a day when he doesn’t trend for one or the other reason. Nowadays, he is trending a lot on Twitter, as the micro-blogging site believes – ‘It’s Diljit Dosanjh’s birthday’. Diljit’s birthday is around the corner, it is on January 6th, but Twitter is making some pre celebrations it seems by making his birthday trends for quite some days now. This trend caught the attention of Diljit as well, and he in his own quirky way expressed his confusion and tweeted – “Ah Roz Hee Mera Birthday aa Janda Twitter Te.. Chakar Ki Aa ” (Every day is my birthday on Twitter, what is happening). After this, one of Diljit Dosanjh’s fan wrote – “Mujhe aisa lag raha apka brthd poore saal hi manta rhega .. u really have golden Heart so ppl, ur fans, everyone want to make u feel special everyday not only a single brthd wale day keep shining and keep smiling”, while another one commented – “Tusi manno gal eh ehna di Ninja technique aa tuhanu ik saal ch chaar saal vadda karan di!” Meanwhile, on the work front, Diljit Dosanjh was last seen in the movie ‘Honsla Rakh’. It became one of the highest-grossing Punjabi movies of 2021. Next, he will be seen in ‘Jodi’ with Nimrat Khaira and in ‘Shikra’ (female lead […]