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  • Mallika Dua Pens Emotional Note Post Father Vinod Dua’s Demise
     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 […]
  • ‘Hellbound’ Original Webtoon Gains Popularity Among Global Fans
    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. 
  • Prime Video Announces ‘The Boys’ Animated Spin-Off Series ‘Diabolical’
    Amazon Prime Video recently announced the ‘The Boys: Diabolical’, an eight-episode animated spin-off series of the much-loved superhero drama ‘The Boys’. As per Deadline, the announcement by Prime Video was made at the Brazil Comic-Con. The upcoming series will reveal the untold stories in the universe of ‘The Boys’. Reportedly, the stories in it hails from certain Hollywood celebrities including Awkwafina, Garth Ennis, Eliot Glazer and Ilana Glazer, Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen, Simon Racioppa, Justin Roiland and Ben Bayouth, Andy Samberg, and Aisha Tyler. “We’re almost finished with eight episodes of our animated series, Diabolical. We gathered together some incredible creators and we gave them one rule…just kidding, there’s no rules. They blew the doors off it,” The Boys executive producer/showrunner Eric Kripke said while announcing the spin-off. ‘The Boys’ is based on the best-selling comic by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson and was developed by Eric Kripke. Set to premiere in 2022, the new series is the second ‘The Boys’ spinoff ordered by Prime Video. The series is executive produced by Simon Racioppa, Eric Kripke, Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, James Weaver, Neal H. Moritz, Pavun Shetty, Ori Marmur, Ken F. Levin, Jason Netter, Garth Ennis, Darick Robertson, Michaela Starr, Loreli Alanis, Chris Prynoski, Shannon Prynoski, and Ben Kalina. ‘Diabolical’ is produced by Amazon Studios and Sony Pictures Television Studios, with Titmouse, Kripke Enterprises, Original Film, and Point Grey Pictures.
  • ‘Shatner In Space’: William Shatner’s Space Journey Documented In Amazon Special
    Primetime Emmy Award winner William Shatner’s space trip on Blue Origin will be documented in the Amazon special episode ‘Shatner in Space’. According to Deadline, the one-hour special episode will premiere on December 15 in the US, Canada, UK, Australia, and New Zealand; other territories will be added in early 2022. The special episode will give viewers an inside look at the before, during, and after of the historic trip that saw him become the oldest person ever to travel to space. Reportedly, at the time of his flight on October 13 alongside Chris Boshuizen, Glen de Vries, and Audrey Powers, the ‘Star Trek’ actor was 90 years old. While announcing the one-hour special during a virtual panel for CCXP Worlds on Sunday, the actor said, “My time in space was the most profound experience I could have ever imagined.” “This special documenting my journey gives a dramatic view of that experience, and my hope is that it inspires the world to see we must go to space to save Earth,” the veteran actor said in a statement. He also shared the poster of the upcoming episode on his Twitter handle on Monday and wrote, “I’m hoping the @PrimeVideo. special is a gift for everyone on this final night of #Chanukah.” Deadline reported that ‘Shatner in Space’ is produced by Amazon Studios, Blue Origin, Film 45, Jason Ehrlich Productions, and Bright Spot Content.
  • Prince William Reveals The Song His Mom Princess Diana Would Sing In The Car
    Duke of Cambridge–Prince William recently got candid while cherishing his childhood memories when his mom Princess Diana would take him to school. People magazine obtained snippets of an upcoming episode of Apple Fitness+’s Time to Walk series on December 6, where William takes listeners on a walk through his grandmother Queen Elizabeth’s Sandringham Estate as he shares personal, life-shaping moments in an effort to promote mental and physical wellbeing through walking. He also chooses three of his favourite songs and explains why they are important to him. One of them has a special connection with the childhood memory of his late mother, Princess Diana, as according to him, she used to play that song for him and younger brother Prince Harry to ease their back-to-school anxieties. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Apple Fitness+ (@applefitnessplus) “When I was younger, Harry and I, we were at boarding school. And my mother used to play all sorts of songs to kind of while away the anxiety of going back to school. And one of the songs I massively remember and has stuck with me all this time, and I still, to this day, still quite enjoy secretly, is Tina Turner’s ‘The Best’ because sitting in the backseat, singing away, it felt like a real family moment,” William shared. He added, “And my mother, she’d be driving along, singing at the top of her […]
  • Sayantani Ghosh Gets Engaged To Anugrah Tiwari
    Actor Sayantani Ghosh has recently got engaged to her beau Anugrah in a private ceremony in Kolkata. Taking to Instagram, Sayantani shared several pictures from the pre-wedding festivities. In one of the images, she can be seen flaunting her engagement ring. For the occasion, she chose to wear a traditional saree teamed up with beautiful jewels.“Engaged,” she captioned the picture along with a red heart emoji. Anugrah was seen wearing a red coloured kurta. Reportedly, Sayantani and Anugrah have been dating for over eight years, and will soon tie the knot. Meanwhile, on the work front, Sayantani is playing the lead role in the TV show ‘Tera Yaar Hoon Main’. 
  • ‘Bigg Boss 15’: Salman Khan Get Angry On Shamita Shetty
    As the weekly ‘Weekend ka Vaar’ episode of the ongoing show ‘Bigg Boss 15’ aired on Saturday, its host Bollywood star Salman Khan was purportedly seen scolding contestant Shamita Shetty. During the episode, after an argument ensued between Shamita and fellow contestant Abhijit Bichukale, the former’s statement on the latter infuriated the ‘Sultan’ actor and he couldn’t control his anger. When Raveena Tandon, a guest on the episode, asked the contestants to name a ‘gunehgaar’ inside the ‘Big Boss’ house, contestants started naming their fellow participants. Rashami Desai named Abhijit and said, “Inhone 2 baar Shamita Shetty ko pair ki jooti bataya hai aur ye baat mujhe chubhi hai.” Responding to this Shamita then enquired, ” He called me pair ki jooti? and said “Kaun hai ye aadmi?” View this post on Instagram A post shared by ColorsTV (@colorstv) Following the allegation, Salman explained that these words were not directed at Shamita to which Abhijit also agreed. While Abhijit said that they also have made fun of his surname ‘Bichukale’, which is the name of his village and that he feels offended by that. The episode then ended on a cliffhanger leaving viewers wondering as to what will happen next. In the preview for the following episode which is scheduled to air on Sunday, Abhijit is seen shouting at Shamita and even angrily walking out of the room, leaving all the contestants shocked. Owing to this […]
  • ‘Mirzapur’ Season 2 Wins At Asian Academy Creative Awards 2021
    Amazon Original ‘Mirzapur’ Season 2 has won the ‘Best Original Programme by a Streamer/OTT’ award at the Asian Academy Creative Awards (AAA), held on December 2 and 3 in Singapore. The awards showcase excellence in the film and television industry across the Asia Pacific region. With an ensemble cast featuring Pankaj Tripathi, Ali Fazal, Divyenndu, Shweta Tripathi Sharma, Rasika Dugal, Harshita Shekhar Gaur in the lead roles, the show continues to receive massive appreciation and viewership from across the world. The second season also featured Vijay Varma, Priyanshu Painyuli and Isha Talwar who have left an indelible impression on audiences with their passionate and layered performances. Puneet Krishna, Creator, on receiving the award for Mirzapur Season 2 said, “It is a huge moment for every technician and talent from Mirzapur, a series that has become a household name. The show’s authenticity and relatability make it a rather unique and interesting series, one that engages the audience at a deeper level.” Puneet dedicated the award to actor Brahma Mishra, who recently passed away. “A heartfelt thanks to every actor and every person working extremely hard behind the camera to make Mirzapur a memorable viewing experience for the audiences. Thank you, Asian Academy Creative Awards, for recognizing our efforts. We would like to dedicate this award to Brahma Mishra, one of the most talented actors that we have worked with, and only wish that he was […]
  • Bill Burr Voices Opinion Against Cancel Culture: ‘I’m Not Going Out There To Hurt Anybody’
    American stand-up comedian Bill Burr has voiced his opinion about cancel culture and how it doesn’t affect his comedy material in the slightest. According to Fox News, the comedian appeared on ‘The Pat McAfee’ show this week and shared his take on why he doesn’t lose sleep worrying about being “cancelled” online. Burr reasoned, “This is a time to be irreverent, and it’s also a time to be empathetic. And you have to know how to do both. These people that are on the extreme right and left, I think, only represent about 15 per cent of the population. And any time you’re hardcore or extreme, you inevitably become intolerant. I just feel like 85 per cent of the country on the right and the left is kind of sitting there, when are dad and mom going to stop screaming at each other.” “The thing is, I don’t do anything in my act that’s malicious. I’m not going out there to hurt anybody. But like, I also have the right to say whatever I want to say and say it the way I want to say it,” he added. Burr admitted, “I’m not saying that I never have made mistakes, and most times I’ve, you know, pissed somebody off and made somebody cry. If they come up to me, and they have a legitimate thing then I’ll apologize to them. But I’m not apologizing […]
  • Dan Levy Gives Update On Making A ‘Schitt’s Creek’ Movie
    While the ‘Schitt’s Creek’ cast and creators have continued to tease fans about a potential film adaptation since the conclusion of the show’s final season, co-creator and actor Dan Levy provided an update on its progress. “There’s no update on a Schitt’s Creek movie,” Levy exclusively told Us Weekly while attending Glenn Close and Bring Change to Mind’s annual ‘Revels & Revelations’ Gala on Thursday. While there’s nothing presently in the works, Levy teased what it would take to get a project on the table. “A really good idea, and until that happens, we’re leaving it as is,” he told Us Weekly during the mental health event in New York City. “But the book [Best Wishes, Warmest Regards: The Story of Schitt’s Creek] was good, and the book was something that I spent a really long time on. So until that happens, if that happens, there’s a wonderful book that people could pick up,” Levy added. During the City Winery-held gala, Dan and his father Eugene Levy accepted the Robin Williams Legacy of Laughter Award, presented by Zak and Zelda Williams — the ‘Happiest Season’ actor couldn’t help but gush over his former costars. “The cast of that show is like a second family to me,” Levy explained, noting that he talks “to them almost every day.” Following the Emmy-winning series six-season run, the cast has been outspoken about returning to the lives of […]
  • Cate Blanchett, Kevin Kline To Star In ‘Disclaimer’
    Actors Cate Blanchett and Kevin Kline are all set to star in the new Apple thriller series by Oscar-winning director Alfonso Cuaron. As per Variety, the show is titled ‘Disclaimer’ and is based on the novel of the same name by Renee Knight. Blanchett stars as Catherine Ravenscroft, a successful and respected television documentary journalist whose work has been built on revealing the concealed transgressions of long-respected institutions. When an intriguing novel written by a widower (Kline) appears on her bedside table, she is horrified to realise she is a key character in a story that she had hoped was long buried in the past. Cuaron is writing the adaptation and will also direct and executive produce under his Esperanto Filmoj banner along with Gabriela Rodriguez. Blanchett will executive produce in addition to starring. Anonymous Content’s David Levine, Dawn Olmstead and Steve Golin also executive produce. Academy Award-winner Emmanuel Lubezki will serve as director of photography alongside Academy Award nominee Bruno Delbonnel. Cuaron’s most recent feature was the critically-acclaimed film ‘Roma’, on which he served as writer, director, producer, editor, and cinematographer. The film won three Oscars: best foreign-language film and best director and cinematography for Cuaron. He is currently under an overall deal at Apple, with ‘Disclaimer’ being the first project ordered to series under the deal. ‘Disclaimer’ will mark the first regular live-action television role of Kline’s career. He is known for […]
  • Cara Delevingne Joins Cast Of Hulu’s ‘Only Murders In The Building’ Season 2
    Model and actor Cara Delevingne has joined the cast of the second season of Hulu’s ‘Only Murders in the Building’ as a series regular. As per Variety, she will play Alice, a sophisticated art world insider who becomes enmeshed in the mystery. The mystery-comedy series, created by Steve Martin and John Hoffman, follows three strangers (Martin, Martin Short and Selena Gomez) who share an obsession with true crime and suddenly find themselves wrapped up in one when a grisly death occurs inside their exclusive Upper West Side apartment building. The trio suspects murder and decides to investigate the truth themselves, recording a podcast along the way when they realise a killer might be living amongst them. Martin and Hoffman executive produce along with Short, Gomez, Jamie Babbitt, Dan Fogelman and Jess Rosenthal. Delevingne made her acting debut in 2012 playing Princess Sorokina in Joe Wright’s ‘Anna Karenina’. Her other credits include playing ‘Margo’ in Jake Schreier’s 2015 film adaptation of John Green’s ‘Paper Towns’ and June Moone/Enchantress in David Ayer’s ‘Suicide Squad’ in 2016. Currently, she stars as Vignette Stonemoss in Amazon Prime Video’s ‘Carnival Row’ and will next appear in Hulu and BBC’s docuseries ‘Planet Sex’. Delevingne is also a singer and drummer. Her song ‘I Feel Everything’, produced by Pharrell Williams, was featured on the soundtrack of the 2017 film ‘Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets’, which she also starred […]