BJP releases first list of 34 candidates for Punjab polls

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New Delhi [India] (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party on Friday announced its first list of 34 candidates for Punjab assembly polls.
Party general secretary Tarun Chugh said at a joint press conference here that 12 candidates in the list are from farmer families, eight tickets have been given to members from the Dalit community, and 13 candidates are from the Sikh community. “Tickets have been given to 12 candidates who belong to farmers’ families, 8 tickets to members of the SC community, 13 tickets to Sikhs. The list has doctors, lawyers, sportspersons, farmers, youth, women, and former IAS,” Chugh said.
BJP is fighting the polls in alliance with Punjab Lok Congress led by Capt Amarinder Singh and Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa-led Shiromani Akali Dal (Sanyukt).
The BJP has fielded Arvind Khanna from Sangrur, Manoranjan Kalia from Jalandhar Central and Rana Gurmeet Singh Sodhi from Ferozepur City.
Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri and Punjab BJP in-charge Dushyant Gautam were also present at the press conference. (Image source: Instagram)

OnePlus 9RT to soon go global

Shenzhen [China]: OnePlus had launched its 9RT smartphone in China back in October, and now there is finally a confirmation that the gadget would soon be going global.
The brand’s Indian division shared a morse code on Twitter with the message, “Get ready to decode greatness. Coming soon!” and after quick decryption, the code simply said “OnePlus 9RT”. According to GSM Arena, the OnePlus 9RT is a Snapdragon 888-powered device and comes with fancy cooling. The display is 6.62″ AMOLED with all the fancy bells and whistles such as HDR10+ support, sRGB and DCI-P3 support, 120 Hz refresh rate, 600 Hz touch sampling rate.
The trio of cameras on the back hold some flagship potential with a 50 MP main shooter and a Sony IMX766 sensor behind, but the second cam is a 16 MP ultra-wide-angle, while the third is a classic macro lens, no portrait cam with optical zoom whatsoever.
The price of the OnePlus 9RT was around CNY 3,300 when it launched in China. Globally, some market adjustments are expected, and Indian customers should be able to buy it for around INR 40,000-45,000, while Europe is likely to see a EUR 549 starting price, as per GSM Arena.

TN fishermen on strike demanding release of 68 fishermen held by Sri Lankan Navy

Rameswaram (Tamil Nadu) [India]: Fishermen went on a hunger strike on Wednesday at Thangachimadam and Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu demanding the government to take steps on ensuring the release of 68 fishermen arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) informed that India has taken up the issue of early release of Indian fishermen and boats with the Sri Lankan government. Responding to media queries regarding the detention of Indian fishermen, Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson, Arindam Bagchi said that India is concerned about the detention of Indian fishermen from Tamil Nadu by Sri Lankan authorities between December 18-20.
As per the information, 68 fishermen and 10 boats have been taken into custody.
“Our High Commission in Colombo has taken up the issue of early release of the Indian fishermen and boats with the Government of Sri Lanka,” he added.
Bagchi also informed about one fisherman who was unwell. “The Indian Consular Officer has visited him in the hospital to check on his welfare,” he said.

China opposes Japanese decision to release nuclear-contaminated water into sea

Beijing [China]: China has expressed concerns over what it called Japan’s unilateral decision to discharge the nuclear-contaminated water into the sea, calling on Tokyo to “rescind the wrong decision”.
The remarks by Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian come in the wake of a media report that Tokyo Electric Power Company has submitted an application to Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority with a detailed plan of discharging nuclear-contaminated water from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant into the sea, Xinhua reported. Hitting out a Tokyo, the spokesperson said Japan has constantly tried to defend the decision to discharge the nuclear-contaminated water into the sea.
“In total disregard of the legitimate and reasonable concerns of the international community, the Japanese side only continues to proceed with the preparations for the discharge both policy-wise and technology-wise,” Zhao said.
The Japanese utility giant Tepco is planning to release more than 1 million cubic meters of treated radioactive water — enough to fill 500 Olympic-size swimming pools — from the wrecked Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear power plant into the Pacific Ocean,
The Fukushima Nuclear Plant is a disabled nuclear power plant located in Fukushima Prefecture.
The plant was dismantled due to a major earthquake in 2011.
The wastewater produced by the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant is stored in tanks that are set to fill up in 2022.
“In total disregard of the legitimate and reasonable concerns of the international community, the Japanese side only continues to proceed with the preparations for the discharge both policy-wise and technology-wise,” Zhao said.
“Obviously, it wants to impose its wrong decision on the entire international community, and it is all the littoral countries of the Pacific Ocean that will have to take the risk for such move. The Japanese side is extremely irresponsible in doing so,” Zhao added.

OnePlus 10 Pro confirmed to launch in January 2022

Shenzhen [China]: Popular Chinese tech giant OnePlus will launch the OnePlus 10 Pro in January next year.
As per GSM Arena, the vanilla 10 model is also expected to be announced alongside. The CEO and co-founder of OnePlus, Pete Lau, revealed the launch date of the brand’s upcoming flagship on Tuesday. The news was confirmed via a post made by the executive on the Chinese micro-blogging site Weibo.
The OnePlus 10 Pro will arrive with Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 8 Gen1 chipset. According to previous leaks and rumours, the OnePlus 10 Pro will have an improved 32MP selfie camera. There’s also word of a 6.7-inch LPTO QHD+ AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate with the selfie camera punch-hole cut out in the same upper corner.
The 10 Pro will feature 12GB of LPDDR5 Ram and either 128GB or 256GB of storage. The triple camera system is said to consist of a similar setup as the 9 Pro with a 48MP main camera, 50MP ultrawide, and an 8MP 3.3X telephoto camera. Rumours point to a 5,000 mAh battery, supposedly supporting 80W fast wired charging and 50W fast wireless charging.
The OnePlus 10 Pro will launch in China next month, but there’s not yet any word on when the new flagship would arrive in global markets – that was rumoured to be April.
OnePlus will announce the pricing and availability details of the OnePlus 10 Pro at the time of launch. However, going by its specifications, it could cost around CNY 5,500 (roughly Rs 65,000).

Rashmika Mandanna: ‘I’m Very Excited For The Release Of ‘Pushpa: The Rise’

Allu Arjun starrer ‘Pushpa: The Rise’ is heading to the big screens this Friday (Dec 17). The film is releasing in Telugu, Hindi, Tamil, Kannada, and Malayalam languages and the expectations for the film have skyrocketed. Allu Arjun is appearing in a rugged avatar as the titular character and South cinema’s lucky charm Rashmika Mandanna is playing the leading lady. The team is on a promotional spree. While promoting the film in Mumbai, when Rashmika Mandanna was asked about her experience being a part of ‘Pushpa: The Rise’, the diva shared, “I am very excited for the release of ‘Pushpa: The Rise’. I am super happy. Coming to working in the film, I am been blessed to have been doing a film like this.”

Rashmika Mandanna was also elated by the reception the film and the team received in Mumbai. She said, “And I am so happy to see how much the Mumbaikars like Allu Arjun sir. It’s an extremely happy moment for me as well because I am celebrating his success as my own. Thank You for giving me the opportunity.”

Rashmika Mandanna further added that ‘Pushpa: The Rise’ is the only film that she hasn’t pre-planned about so much. “‘Pushpa: The Rise’ is magical. Because this is the only film in my career, I have done, without knowing what I was up to! That’s how special and magical it is,” she added.

‘Kaun Banegi Shikharwati’ To Release On ZEE 5 In January

A new multi-starrer web show ‘Kaun Banegi Shikharwati’, featuring Naseeruddin Shah, Lara Dutta Bhupathi, Soha Ali Khan, Anya Singh, and Kritika Kamra among others, is all set to release on ZEE5 in January, 2022.

The upcoming show is touted as a dramedy series with a unique take on a dysfunctional royal family. Naseeruddin Shah will be seen essaying the role of a king while Lara, Soha, Kritika, Anya play his daughters. Actors Raghubir Yadav, Cyrus Sahukar, Varun Thakur and Anurag Sinha are also a part of ‘Kaun Banegi Shikharwati’.

The series is produced by Applause Entertainment in association with Emmay Entertainment, and directed by Gauravv Chawla of ‘Baazaar’ fame.

Vivo V23 Pro to come out next year in January

Washington [US]: The vivo V23 series is right around the corner, and the first phone of the lineup will be the V23 Pro, which as per sources will launch on January 4, 2022, in India.
According to GSM Arena, it will also precede the vanilla vivo V23, scheduled for “later”. There are no specs known about any of the V23 phones, but it’s expected that there will be at least three members of the series – V23, V23 Pro, and V23e, with the latter already selling in Thailand. The manufacturer is planning to introduce the trio in India with 5G, which would be a first on this market – so far vivo launched the V phones with LTE-only chips and modems.
The vivo V23 Pro is expected to have an OLED panel with a 120Hz refresh rate, the latest Android 11 with FunTouch on top, and an impressive selfie camera.
The V21 series was capped at 33W fast charging, but since the V23e has 44W, the same 11V/4A standard is expected to hit the vanilla and Pro phones too, as per GSM Arena.

OnePlus Nord CE 2 may launch in India soon

Shenzhen [China]: OnePlus will soon add a new member to its mid-range Nord series in India. OnePlus Nord CE 5G was announced in June this year, and you can expect the successor to launch early next year.
As per 91mobiles, the handset might get unveiled around January or February 2022 in India, with a Dimensity 900 SoC replacing the Snapdragon 750G found in the predecessor. The same 6.4-inch 90Hz AMOLED panel is expected to make an appearance while the memory variants will go up to 12GB/256GB configurations, so it’s safe to assume that the base one will still be 6GB/128GB.
The camera setup will be largely the same – a 64MP main camera joined by an 8MP ultrawide unit and a 2MP depth sensor. The same 4,500 mAh battery is said to be on board, but this time around, it will support 65W fast charging compared to 30W on the current version.
It’s also being reported that there won’t be any drastic changes to the appearance and the Nord CE 2 will retain the plastic frame and Gorilla Glass sheets on the front and back.
It is believed to be priced between INR 24,000 and INR 28,000. That’s right around USD 315 to USD 370 but accounting for various import taxes and shipment costs around the world, the cited price range might not apply for all markets.

Taapsee Pannu’s ‘Looop Lapeta’ To Release on Netflix

The makers of Taapsee Pannu-starrer ‘Looop Lapeta’ have opted for a digital route. The film will release on Netflix soon.

Sharing the update, Taapsee took to Instagram and wrote, “Time is ticking, and it is time to run! Can’t wait for all of you to see the film! #LooopLapeta, A Sony Pictures Films India Feature and Ellipsis Entertainment Production, directed by Aakash Bhatia, coming soon, only on Netflix.”

Produced by Sony Pictures Films India, Ellipsis Entertainment and Aayush Maheshwari, ‘Looop Lapeta’ is the Hindi-language remake of Tom Tykwer’s celebrated cult classic ‘Run Lola Run’ and the directorial feature debut of Aakash Bhatia.

Talking about the film, Aakash said, “There’s no way to downplay the exhilaration of making the first film and Looop Lapeta has surpassed every bit of it. I’m extremely excited about the shape we have given it. It boldly jumps genres from comedy, thriller to romance and makes for a rollercoaster ride for audiences.

My approach has been to tightly hold on to the emotional core of our story and characters, while consciously playing with style and form. A powerhouse ensemble cast and crew made this project what it is. The creative collaborators in Kasbekar and Tanuj made for great producers on this debut journey. I’m elated that Netflix is the platform that the world gets to watch Looop Lapeta on.”

‘Looop Lapeta’ also stars Tahir Raj Bhasin in the lead role.

World Bank donors approve release of USD 280 million for Afghanistan

Washington [US]: The World Bank donors on Friday (local time) approved to release USD 280 million for Afghanistan to address humanitarian issues.
The Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund donors agreed to provide USD 280 million to UNICEF and the World Food Program by the end of December, said the World Bank, reported Sputnik. “The Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund (ARTF) donors today decided to transfer out USD 280 million in ARTF funds by the end of December 2021 to UNICEF and the World Food Programme (WFP),” the World Bank said in a press release.
The release said UNICEF will receive USD 100 million to provide essential health services in Afghanistan, and WFP will receive USD 180 million to bolster up food security and nutrition operations in the country, reported Sputnik.

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE to come with Android 12

Seoul [South Korea]: South Korean tech giant Samsung’s upcoming smartphone Samsung Galaxy S21 FE, which is set to be launched soon, might debut with One UI 4.0 based on Google’s latest operating system Android 12.
The phone was earlier speculated to launch this year as the successor to the tech giant’s popular device Galaxy S20 FE. But some recent leaks suggest that the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE will now launch during the CES (Consumer Electronics Show) 2022. SamMobile has obtained firmware images for the Galaxy S21 FE and it appears that it’ll boot with Android 12 and One UI 4.0 out of the box.
It’s also being reported that the FE will be supported for three OS upgrades as with pretty much all flagship-tier Galaxy devices.
The Samsung Galaxy S21 FE won’t be much different from the regular S21 in terms of both looks and innards. The company had initially published some support pages for the unreleased handset and besides a larger battery and changes to the camera configuration, there are plenty of similarities.
There’s nothing concrete about the upcoming phone’s pricing right now, reported Android Police.
Samsung had released the Android 12-based public beta of the One UI 4 update in September this year with new themes, widgets, and privacy settings.
The company started the official rollout of the new Android skin on the Galaxy S21 series including Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+, and Galaxy S21 Ultra. The update is reaching a large number of Samsung phones in India in December. The tech giant has also unveiled the list of Samsung phones that will get the new update in the next year.
The new update brings more customisation options, offers new widgets and a variety of emoji features, GIFs, and stickers. Privacy features of the new update include alerts when an app attempts to access the camera or microphone.

Motorola Moto G51 5G coming to India on December 10

Washington [US]: Motorola is launching the Moto G51 5G in India on December 10.
The company’s Indian branch confirmed the launch date on Twitter.
The company has not revealed the Indian pricing of the gadget yet, but it has confirmed that the smartphone will have two colour options in India and will be sold through Flipkart.
According to GSM Arena, Motorola Moto G51 5G is the world’s first smartphone powered by the Snapdragon 480+ SoC. It boots Android 11 and comes with up to 8GB RAM and up to 128GB storage onboard. It is still unclear what trims the smartphone will be available in India.
The Moto G51 5G packs a 6.8″ 120Hz FullHD+ LCD and ships with a 5,000 mAh battery that draws power through a USB-C port at up to 10W, as per GSM Arena.
The Moto G51 5G comes with a total of four cameras – a 13MP selfie shooter inside the punch hole (16MP on the Chinese model), with the 50MP primary camera on the rear joined by an 8MP ultrawide and 2MP macro units.
GSM Arena informed that the smartphone has a water-repellent design, comes with Dolby Atmos support, and has a 3.5mm headphone jack onboard. It also features a side-mounted fingerprint scanner for password-less unlocking.

Vivo V23 5G might launch in India this month

Dongguan [China]: After its predecessor Vivo V21 5G, it’s time for Vivo to launch a new smartphone series in the market, and reportedly this will be called V23 5G and could be launched in India at some point this month.
As per GSM Arena, the new rumoured series ‘Vivo V23 5G’ could feature an in-display fingerprint sensor and should come with an upgraded SoC and better camera features compared to its predecessor, the V21 5G. Other details have not been revealed yet.
For the unversed, the Vivo V23e 5G launched in Thailand last month, right after the 4G V23e made its debut in Vietnam.
According to GSM Arena, the Indian launch is rumoured to also incorporate a Vivo V23 Pro, while the V23e in either of its iterations may make an appearance in the subcontinent too.

Oppo Find X4 Pro confirms chipset, officially slated for Q1 2022 release

Beijing [China]: As Qualcomm introduced its latest flagship chipset, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, many companies raced to pledge allegiance to the SoC, announcing their flagship will be powered by the chip.
According to GSM Arena, one of these companies was Oppo which also officially revealed when to expect the Find X4 Pro i.e. “the first quarter of 2022”. This is the first time anything official has been heard regarding the new Find X series. Last Wednesday a leakster had suggested the Find X4 Pro will be a slight upgrade over the already great Find X3 Pro, bringing faster charging (80W, up from 65W), as well as the expected new Snapdragon.
Cameras on the back are likely to remain 50 MP + 50 MP + 13 MP telephoto but with updated sensors, while the screen is likely to stay 6.7″ OLED with 1440p resolution and adaptive high refresh rate.
Both the Find X2 Pro and Find X3 Pro had arrived in March, so it is fair to say the Find X4 Pro will follow suit within the promised timeframe.
As per GSM Arena, the bigger question is how quickly Oppo will bring the phone outside China as previously it took the company between 4 and 12 weeks to schedule a global launch.

Pashtun Tahafuz Movement holds power show in Pakistan’s Quetta demanding release of Ali Wazir

Quetta [Pakistan] : A power show was organized by Pashtun Tahafuz Movement (PTM) demanding the release of Pashtun Movement Leader MNA Ali Wazir and other workers.
Being the leader of PTM, Ali Wazir is also a member of the National Assembly from South Waziristan. The power show was held to protest for the release of the PTM leader who was imprisoned a year ago, as per media reports. Wazir was arrested in Peshawar on Dec 16, 2020, at the request of the Sindh police, and flew to Karachi.Wazir was arrested on the charges of making insulting and incendiary speeches against the state institutions at a PTM protest rally in Karachi on Dec 6, 2020, according to the newspaper.
According to media reports, the Balochistan government has banned the entry of the PTM head into the province. However, the head of PTM, Manzoor Pashteen was present at the gathering, ardently supporting Wazir’s release.
An enormous number of people participated in the power show organized by Pashtun Tahafuz Movement (PTM), including Pashtunkhwa Milli Awami Party (PKMAP) and Awami National Party (ANP). The provincial president of ANP, Balochistan Asghar Khan Achakzai was present in the protest as well, according to media reports.
The PTM leader was charged for treason and hate speech against the state. However, Wazir denied such allegations and blamed the state for a biased attitude towards minorities.

Realme confirms upcoming flagship title as ‘GT 2 Pro’

Shenzhen [China]: Realme founder and CEO Sky Li, on Monday, confirmed that the upcoming device touted to be Realme’s most premium flagship to date will be called ‘GT 2 Pro’ and will be available worldwide.
GSM Arena spotted first look at the GT 2 Pro on their sources. According to them, the design is a big departure from the Realme GT and GT Neo2 with a Nexus 6P style camera visor spanning across the top part of the back. There are three visible camera modules housed in the contraption with two 50MP shooters alongside an 8MP snapper. Reportedly, all three modules will offer GR lenses developed by Ricoh which specialize in reducing ghosting and backlight resistance.
According to GSM Arena, Realme GT 2 Pro also has flat metal sides and is expected to utilize Qualcomm’s upcoming Snapdragon 8 Gen1. The smartphone is also rumored to bring a 6.51-inch FHD+ AMOLED screen with 120Hz refresh rate, LPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.1 storage, 125W UltraDart charging and Realme UI 3.0 based on Android 12 out the box.

Realme 9 series tipped to consist of four models

New Delhi [India]: The Realme 9 series will reportedly include four smartphones – Realme 9, Realme 9 Pro, Realme 9i, and Realme 9 Max/Pro+.
Realme VP Mr Madhav Sheth, in an interview with GSM Arena in September, revealed that the company had to change its plans this year due to chipset shortage and the Realme 9 series’ launch got pushed to 2022. While Mr Sheth didn’t divulge anything else about the Realme 9 series, sources suggest that the lineup will launch in India in Q1 2022.
The last variant will be a first for the number series since Realme is yet to launch a number series smartphone with the Max or Pro+ moniker. The former is not new to Realme, though, since the phone maker launched the Realme X7 Max 5G in India a few months ago, which is actually a rebranded Realme GT Neo available in China.
Circling back to the Realme 9 lineup, as per GSM Arena, Realme plans to launch all four models in India next February, but we might also see the young brand announce the phones at two different events.
We don’t know much about the Realme 9 series right now, but rumours have it that the Pro and Max/Pro+ models will come with the Snapdragon 870 SoC and 120Hz AMOLED screens, and you can also expect them to feature 108MP primary cameras.

Apple’s AR headset will arrive with ‘Mac-level’ power, next year

Washington [US]: Apple’s much-awaited first AR headset will be released sometime near the fourth quarter of 2022.
According to The Verge, the headset would be released sometime next year and will have two processors—- one with “the same level of computing power as M1” and one lower-end chip to handle input from the various sensors. Reportedly, the headset has “at least 6-8 optical modules to simultaneously provide continuous video see-through AR services.”
There are also speculations that the headset is also said to have two 4K OLED microdisplays from Sony.
Various reports on the device have disagreed as to whether it will be wholly independent or rely on an iPhone or a separate processor box to stream content.
However, The Verge from certain sources found that the headset’s “Mac-level (PC-level) computing power,” its ability to be operated untethered, and its wide range of applications will work as factors that will differentiate it from competitors.

Samsung Galaxy A03 announced with dual rear camera setup, 5,000 mAh battery

Seoul [South Korea]: South Korean tech giant Samsung has announced yet another budget smartphone — Galaxy A03, which seems to be a follow-up to the Galaxy A02.
While the pricing and availability of the upcoming handset are still under wraps, the company has revealed the full specifications of the phone. As per GSM Arena, the Samsung Galaxy A03 is built around a 6.5″ HD+ Infinity-V display with a notch for the 5MP selfie camera.
Around the back, we get a dual camera system consisting of a 48MP primary and 2MP depth sensor. This is an upgrade over the Galaxy A02’s 13MP main camera, joined by a 2MP macro unit.
Under the hood, the upcoming device has an unnamed octa-core processor with two clusters having a maximum clock frequency of 1.6GHz. Samsung didn’t mention the version of Android and One UI the Galaxy A03 runs out of the box, but the company told GSM Arena that the smartphone has three memory options – 3GB/32GB, 4GB/64GB, and 4GB/128GB.
The Galaxy A03 has Dolby Atmos support, packs a 5,000 mAh battery, and comes in Black, Blue, and Red colours.
Samsung hasn’t revealed the pricing and availability of the Galaxy A03 yet, but hopefully, those details will be announced soon.

‘Phone Bhoot’ To Release On July 15, 2022

July 15, 2022, will be a special day for movie lovers as Katrina Kaif, Siddhant Chaturvedi and Ishaan Khatter-starrer ‘Phone Bhoot’ is releasing on the particular date.

Directed by Gurmmeet Singh, written by Ravi Shankaran and Jasvinder Singh Bath, ‘Phone Bhoot’, is Excel Entertainment’s newest offering after ‘Gully Boy’ and ‘Toofaan’. In July last year, Siddhant, Katrina and Ishaan shared the first look of ‘Phone Bhoot’ to announce their upcoming film.

‘Phone Bhoot’ is touted as a horror comedy.

OnePlus RT, Buds Z2’s India launch date revealed

Shenzhen [China]: OnePlus’ much-awaited OnePlus RT and Buds Z2 TWS earphones will be launched in India on December 16.
The OnePlus 9RT comes with the Snapdragon 888 SoC, 6.62″ FullHD+ 120Hz AMOLED screen, Android 11-based ColorOS 12, 50MP triple camera, 16MP selfie camera, and a 4,500 mAh battery with 65W charging, as per GSM Arena. On the other hand, the OnePlus Buds Z2, feature Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) and pack an 11mm dynamic driver in each bud. The TWS have Dolby Atmos support and are IP55 rated.
The Buds Z2 are said to provide up to five hours of playback with ANC enabled and up to seven hours without it, as per GSM Arena.
Reportedly, the charging case can offer up to 38 hours of endurance, and due to Warp Charge, a quick 10-minute charge will get users up to five hours of listening.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 4G goes official

Beijing [China]: Xiaomi sub-brand Redmi has further expanded the Note 11 lineup with a 4G version of the vanilla Redmi Note 11.
As per GSM Arena, this isn’t just a 4G-only variant of the Redmi Note 11. It’s actually a Redmi 10 with one less camera on the rear. That means you get a Helio G88 SoC, Android 11-based MIUI 12.5, and a 6.5″ FullHD+ LCD with 90Hz refresh rate, which can automatically switch to 45Hz when you are reading something and 60Hz when watching a video.
The screen has a punch hole for the 8MP selfie shooter, and the camera island on the back houses 50MP primary, 8MP ultrawide, and 2MP macro units. There’s no 2MP depth sensor we have on the Redmi 10.
The Redmi Note 11 4G features a side-mounted fingerprint scanner, USB-C, stereo speakers, 3.5mm headphone jack, and IR blaster.
Keeping the entire package up and running is a 5,000 mAh battery with 18W charging support. The smartphone also supports 9W reverse wired charging and ships with a 22.5W power adapter.
The Redmi Note 11 4G comes in three colours and has two memory options – 4GB/128GB and 6GB/128GB priced at CNY999 (USD 155) and CNY1,099 (USD 170), respectively.
The smartphone will go on sale in China starting December 1, but its availability in other markets is unknown.

‘Aarya 2’ Motion Poster Out, Trailer To Release Tomorrow

The makers of ‘Aarya 2’ have dropped an intriguing motion poster of the series on Wednesday, featuring Sushmita Sen coming out of a helicopter while holding a gun in her hand.

The actor, who is reprising her role as Aarya Sareen, opened up about shooting the scene featured in the motion poster, calling it one of the most “memorable” days. Sushmita shared, “Well, there is a particular scene we shot at a helipad in Jaipur, this scene had a formulation.”

She said that was an important sequence, with a 24-minute long take that was shot in one go and with a lot of variations.

“It was a very important sequence for season 2. You would be aware that in Rajasthan, it doesn’t rain offseason but just at the end of every 24-minute long take, it thundered and it rained, just for us! We got this amazing background score and our director who loves environmental sounds said it couldn’t have been better. So, this is the high point for Aarya for all of us and that particular day, remains a very memorable one for us.” she added.

She also announced that the trailer of the new season is coming out tomorrow on Thursday.

The series marked Sushmita Sen’s digital debut as well as her comeback to acting. It also marked Ram Madhvani’s entry into the digital space. Apart from Sushmita, the series also featured Chandrachur Singh, Namit Das and Sikander Kher in pivotal roles and will see new characters in its second edition.

‘Aarya’, an official remake of the popular Dutch crime drama ‘Penoza’, revolves around Aarya Sareen (Sushmita) who is a caring mother and a loving wife. She is quite simplistic in her approach and is unaware of the illegal business her husband is a part of. However, things go bad for their family after Aarya’s husband Tej Sareen (Chandrachur Singh), a pharma baron, is mysteriously killed.

The whole drug operation and illegal syndicate seek the death of his entire family. Seeing this, Aarya joins the gangs and becomes the Mafia queen and seeks revenge from those who killed her husband. In this process, she also takes care of her three kids.

‘Aarya 2’ will soon stream on Disney+ Hotstar.

‘Sri Jagannatha Daasaru’ To Release In December

Sri Jagannatha Daasaru’, a Kannada film by Dr Madhusudhan Havaldar on the famous Haridasa scholar, had its premiere in a San Francisco Bay Area theater recently. However, the film is yet to see a theatrical release in India.

Part of the Bhakti movement, Sri Jagannatha Daasaru is counted among the most famous quartet of Haridasas (servants of God), including Sri Purandara Daasaru, Sri Vijayadasaru, and Sri Gopala Daasaru. Sri Jaganatha Daasaru was made under the banner, Mathambuja Movies, and co-produced by Mytri Heritage, VV Joshi, and Srinath Rao and under the guidance of Trivikram Joshi. The film has debutant Sharath Joshi playing the role of Sri Jagannatha Daasaru, Trivikram Joshi as Sri Vijayadasaru, and Prabhanjan Deshpande as Sri Gopala Daasaru.

The historical devotional drama has been shot in several parts of Karnataka, including Hampi, Anegondi, Gangawati, and the surrounding forests and the hills. The film will be released across Karnataka in the second week of December.

Google Pixel 6a render leaks surface on the internet, reveal Pixel 6-like design

Washington [US]: Google Pixel 6a is reportedly in the works. The renders of the rumoured mid-range Pixel 6a have been revealed in leaks online.
As per GSM Arena, the design is in line with the current Pixel 6 and 6 Pro sporting a punch-hole display up front and a visor on the back for its dual-cam setup. The OLED display on the Pixel 6a is said to measure 6.2-inches. At 152.2 x 71.8 x 8.7mm Pixel 6a would be noticeably more compact than the regular Pixel 6 which measures at 158.6 x 74.8 x 8.9mm. The rest of the spec sheet should include a 50MP Samsung ISOCELL GN1 sensor for the main cam, 6/8GB RAM and 128GB of internal storage.
The chipset is speculated to be either the Google Tensor SoC like on the Pixel 6 duo or the Snapdragon 778G.
One thing that seems to be missing is a headphone jack, which would make Pixel 6a the first A-series phone from Google without a headphone jack.
Android 12 will cover the software side and the phone will most likely come with at least three years of software support from Google.

Tanishaa Mukerji’s ‘Code Name Abdul’ To Release On December 10

Actor Tanishaa Mukerji is all to make her comeback into acting with the film ‘Code Name Abdul’.

On Monday, Tanishaa took to Instagram and shared an update with her followers. “The wait is over.#CodeNameAbdul releasing. See you in the cinemas on 10th December 2021,” she wrote.

Directed by Eshwar Gunturu, the film revolves around a secret mission assigned to RAW. Tanishaa headlines the project that also stars debutant Akku Kulhari.

Speaking more about the project, Tanishaa said,” I have always done lighter films, even breezy ones. Action is something that needs a whole new skill set. I play a mysterious Muslim woman named Salma. Over the last few years, I have tried to evolve as an artist. This was a preparation intensive role and I have ensured that I do my best at it.”

For the unversed, Tanishaa, who has worked in films like ‘Neal n Nikki’, ‘Sarkar’ and ‘Sarkar Raaj’, made her Bollywood debut with ‘Sssshhh…’ in 2003.

Two out of 17 missionaries kidnapped in Haiti released

Washington [US]: Two of the 17 US and Canadian citizens, members of the religious organization Christian Aid Ministries, abducted in Haiti in October, have been released, the charity says.
“We have learned that two of the hostages in Haiti were released. We praise God for this! Only limited information can be provided, but we are able to report that the two hostages who were released are safe, in good spirits, and being cared for,” Christian Aid Ministries said in a Sunday statement. At the end of October, a police source confirmed to the Nouvelliste newspaper that the kidnapped missionaries were alive and that FBI agents were helping with efforts to free the hostages.
“We encourage you to continue to pray for the full resolution of this situation. While we rejoice at this release, our hearts are with the fifteen people who are still being held,” Christian Aid Ministries said on Sunday.
A group of 16 US citizens and one Canadian national was en route to an orphanage when a gang abducted them not far from the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince last month. Christian Aid Ministries said the abducted included five men, seven women and five children.
According to media reports, the kidnappers are presumably members of a local armed group called 400 Mawozo, notorious for extorting businesses and demanding ransoms from kidnapped victims.
On October 19, the Wall Street Journal reported that the abductors set a $17 million ransom for the release of hostages, or $1 million for each victim.

Samsung Galaxy A13 5G key specs confirmed

Seoul [South Korea]: Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy A13 5G key specs have been confirmed as the phone’s user manual was spotted online.
As per GSM Arena, Galaxy A13 will sport the same design seen in render form from a while back. There’s a waterdrop notch cutout on the front for the selfie cam, a side-mounted fingerprint scanner that doubles as the power button and a USB-C port at the bottom joined by a headphone jack and speaker.
The back sports a triple camera setup with a 50MP main sensor and two auxiliary modules coming in at 5MP and 2MP.
Even though the phone is expected to launch towards the end of this year or even in 2022, it will do so with the older Android 11 OS with Samsung’s One UI 3 presumably on top.
The rest of the Galaxy A13 5G spec sheet includes a Dimenisty 700 chipset, 4/6GB RAM and 64/128GB storage. The battery is expected to come in at 5,000 mAh and should support 25W charging.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4, Z Flip4 specs and details leak

Seoul [South Korea]: Korean tech giant Samsung, which recently launched its latest foldable devices, Galaxy Z Fold3 5G and Galaxy Z Flip3 5G, has already started working on its next-generation foldable smartphones.
As per GSM Arena, Samsung has started working on the Galaxy Z Fold4 and Z Flip4, and the first rumoured information about these has now been leaked out of Korea. The Galaxy Z Fold4 is said to come with an improved under-display camera tech, and this time around both selfie cams (on the inside screen as well as on the outside one) will be of this nature.
The rear cameras are expected to be improved as well, although we don’t yet know what exactly that means. The Fold4 should also have a new hinge, which will make it lighter than its predecessor, and there’s also going to be improved water and dust resistance.
The battery capacity won’t change much compared to the Fold3, and the release time frame should be eerily similar to that of the previous generation.
Speaking of Flip4, there are prototypes in development both with an under-display selfie camera, as well as with the traditional hole punch – looks like Samsung hasn’t decided which way to go yet.
The company is also reportedly considering whether to improve the hinge in a similar fashion to the Fold4. The Flip4 will also get improved water and dust resistance, and the same battery capacity and external display size as the Flip3. The Flip4 should launch alongside the Fold4 in the second half of 2022.
It goes without saying that you should take all of this with a pinch of salt, as it’s the first rumour on the matter, and the development of these two devices is not very advanced yet.
However, it’s interesting to get the first glimpse of what to expect from Samsung’s 2022 foldable handsets.

Abhishek Bachchan’s ‘Bob Biswas’ To Release On December 3

Abhishek Bachchan-starrer ‘Bob Biswas’ is all set to release on ZEE5 on December 3.

On Thursday, Abhishek took to his Instagram account and shared the film’s motion poster, in which he can be wearing spectacles and giving a fishy look.

For the unversed, the upcoming project revolves around the contract killer Bob Biswas featured originally in Vidya Balan’s hit ‘Kahaani’, essayed by Saswata Chatterjee in the film.

The spin-off, which also features Chitrangada Singh in a pivotal role, is helmed by debutant director Diya Ghosh and written by Sujoy Ghosh.

Talking more about the film, Sujoy Ghosh said, “This is a new ‘Bob Biswas’, he is like any of us. In life, we all have various roles to play, whether as a parent, spouse or a friend and in each role we are equally responsible and accountable. This is the world of Bob, where he is trying to cope with each role as his life unfolds before him. Creating this world and Bob was super exciting and having Abhishek onboard has made the film even cooler. I genuinely hope that the audience enjoys what they see”.

Gauri Khan, Sujoy Ghosh, and Gaurav Verma have produced the film.

‘Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City’ Releasing December 3

International film ‘Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City’ will hit theatres in India on December 3.

The news of the release date was shared on the official Twitter handle of Sony Pictures Entertainment India. “Fight or run – the choice is yours. Just survive. The origin of evil in #ResidentEvil: Welcome to Raccoon City, releasing exclusively in cinemas on December 3,” the post read.

Written and directed by Johannes Roberts, the film stars Kaya Scodelario, Hannah, John-Kamen, Robbie Amell, Tom Hopper, Avan Jogia with Donal Logue and Neal McDonough.

In India, it will release in Hindi, English, Tamil and Telugu languages.

Drake Halts Release Of ‘Splash Brothers’

Grammy-winning artist Drake has halted the release of the upcoming song ‘Splash Brothers’ with rapper French Montana out of respect for the victims of the Astroworld tragedy.

As per Variety, ‘Splash Brothers’ was set to appear on Montana’s fourth studio album ‘They Got Amnesia’, set to be released on November 19. The song will now likely be released on an upcoming deluxe edition of ‘Amnesia’. Montana and Drake have collaborated several times over the years, including on hits such as ‘Pop That’, ‘Stay Schemin’, ‘No Stylist’ and ‘No Shopping’.

Drake, who was a special guest at the end of rapper Travis Scott’s Astroworld set, has since been named in several of the lawsuits that have followed the festival, which left 10 dead and several other attendees injured.

Drake took to social media following the tragedy, writing, “I’ve spent the past few days trying to wrap my head around this devastating tragedy… My heart is broken for the families and friends of those who lost their lives and for anyone suffering.”

Scott also responded immediately after the festival, writing, “I’m absolutely devastated by what took place last night. My prayers go out to the families and all those impacted by what happened at Astroworld Festival. Houston PD has my total support as they continue to look into the tragic loss of life. I am committed to working together with the Houston community to heal and support the families in need. Thank you to Houston PD, Fire Department and NRG Park for their immediate response and support. Love You All.”

Montana’s ‘They Got Amnesia’ includes scores of other features, including contributions from John Legend, Rick Ross, Kodak Black, Pop Smoke, Lil Durk, Fivio Foreign, Doja Cat, Saweetie, Fabolous, Coi Leray, Ty Dolla $ign, Lil Tjay and more.

Ranbir Kapoor, Shraddha Kapoor’s Next To Release On January 26

Republic Day 2023 will be special for all Ranbir Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor fans as their yet-to-be-titled romantic film is scheduled to release on January 26.

Produced by Luv Ranjan and Ankur Garg and presented by Bhushan Kumar, the movie will also feature veteran actor Dimple Kapadia and producer Boney Kapoor. Reportedly, the makers are in Delhi to start the last leg of the shoot in India.

The movie was announced in December 2019. However, the shooting and its release kept getting postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

‘Hashtag Prem’ To Release On December 17

Mitali Mayekar and Suyash Tilak starrer ‘Hashtag Prem’ has been in the news for a long time now. The release date of the film has been postponed for a long period of time because of the lockdown, is now all set to be released on 17 December 2021.

The interesting trailer of the film had received an unprecedented response in the form of huge appreciation. Rajesh Balkrishna Jadhav has directed the film with great finesse.

The extraordinary chemistry between the brand new pair of Mitali Mayekar and Suyash Tilak will be the biggest USP to lure the audiences towards the cinema houses.

The story and the screenplay of ‘Hashtag Prem’ has been penned by Nikhil Katare. While leading music director of the decade Praveen Kuwar has composed the melodious music for the film.

Shahid Kapoor’s ‘Bull’ To Release On April 7

Mark your calendars as makers of superstar Shahid Kapoor-starrer action film ‘Bull’ have locked the film’s theatrical release date as April 7, 2023.

Film critic and movie trade analyst Taran Adarsh confirmed the news through his Twitter handle on Wednesday. “SHAHID KAPOOR: ‘BULL’ RELEASE DATE LOCKED… #Bull – starring #ShahidKapoor – to release in *cinemas* on 7 April 2023… Directed by #AdityaNimbalkar… Produced by #BhushanKumar, #KrishanKumar, #AmarButala and #GarimaMehta,” he tweeted.

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As per Deadline, the upcoming film is set in the 1980s, inspired by events from the life of Brigadier Bulsara. Debutant Aditya Nimbalkar will helm the project.

Excited about the film, Shahid shared, “Bull is a full-blown action film inspired by real events from the life of Brigadier Bulsara. It is a privilege to play a paratrooper who leads his boys through a historic and selfless mission that has now become iconic for its precision and bravado. The opportunity to play a paratrooper is exhilarating and truly an honour.”

T-Series’ head honcho Bhushan Kumar is producing ‘Bull’ alongside Guilty By Association partners Amar Butala and Garima Mehta.

Most probably, ‘Bull’ will go on floors in early 2022.

‘Ek Number’ To Release On January 28

Prathamesh Parabtook to his social media to announce the release date of his much-awaited comedy film ‘Ek Number’.

‘Ek Number’ helmed by ‘Takatak’ fame Milind Kavde is also all set to release on 28th January 2022.

While talking about the same filmmaker Milind Kavde said, “The characters in the film will trigger fond memories of people they know in their day to day life among all kinds of viewers, whether they are old or young and I guarantee that they will be able to relate easily with them”

Milind Kavde also is confident that the film will be liked by the viewers for its positive and hope-filled plot coupled with melodious songs and soothing music.

It also stars Milind Shinde, Ganesh Yadav, Nisha Parulekar, Abhilasha Patil, Ayli Ghiya, Hrishikesh Dhamapurkar, Akshata Padgaonkar, Pranali Sanghmitra Dhaware, Sumit Bokse, Sunil Magre, Harish Thorat and Aakash Koli in pivotal roles.

‘Ek Number’ is produced under the banner of Dhumal Productions in association with Out of The Box Films. It is also produced by Mahesh Shivaji Dhumal, Jitendra Shivaji Dhumal and Milind Kavde.

‘Meow’ Censored With U Certificate, Releasing December 24

Ace filmmaker Lal Jose’s upcoming film ‘Meow’ is prepping for release. The Soubin Shahir and Mamta Mohandas starrer has received a clean ‘U’ certificate after the censoring and the movie will be soon heading to the big screens. Lal Jose made the announcement through his social media handle and confirmed that the film will be hitting the theatres a day before Christmas, December 24.

“Censored with clean U certificate and ready to hit theatres near you on 24th December 2021 #Meow #meowingsoon,” Lal Jose shared in his social media post.

Directed by Lal Jose, ‘Meow’ is scripted by Iqbal Kuttipuram, who has previously scripted films like ‘Arabikkatha’, ‘Oru Indian Pranayakatha’, and ‘Diamond Necklace’ among others. Cat and its vocals ‘Meow’ apparently have a pivotal role in the film. While announcing the title of the film Lal Jose had quoted Mark Twain, “A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way.”

The makers have recently launched the teaser from the film, wherein Soubin Shahir and Mamta Mohandas are playing the lead characters Dasthakeeer and Sulekha respectively. The couple lives in the UAE, and Dasthakeer runs a mini supermart.

The teaser suggested that the film will be a promising family entertainer with elements of a thriller.

The USP of ‘Meow’ is undoubtedly being ‘A Lal Jose movie’ and as the film has been censored with a clean U, the cinephiles are expecting a heartwarming theatre watching experience.

American journalist released from Myanmar’s jail reaches US

Washington [US]: Danny Fenster, an American journalist who was recently released from jail in Myanmar, has now reached the US. He expressed his gratitude to everyone involved in his release, a media report said.
“I just have so much gratitude right now for everything everyone’s done. I think every action everyone’s taken, it’s helped a little bit,” CNN quoted Fenster as saying Tuesday. It is Fenster’s first public remark since his release this week.
Fenster was wrongfully detained in Myanmar since May 2021 in a Myanmar jail on charges of visa breaches, unlawful association with an illegal group, and incitement that was widely condemned by press advocates and the US government.
The US on Monday welcomed the release of American journalist Daniel Fenster from prison in Burma, where he was wrongfully detained for almost six months.
“We welcome the release of American journalist Daniel Fenster from prison in Burma, where he was wrongfully detained for almost six months,” Secretary Blinken said in a statement.
“We are glad that Danny will soon be reunited with his family as we continue to call for the release of others who remain unjustly imprisoned in Burma,” Blinken said.
Fenster had served as the managing editor of Frontier Myanmar magazine.
This came as Myanmar has been in turmoil since February 1, when the Myanmar military led by Senior General Ming Aung Hlaing overthrew the civilian government and declared a year-long state of emergency. The coup triggered mass protests and was met by deadly violence.

‘Badhaai Do’: Release On February 4

Rajkummar Rao and Bhumi Pednekar-starrer ‘Badhaai Do’, the sequel to the 2018 hit ‘Badhaai Ho’, has a new release date. The film, which was earlier scheduled to hit theatres on the Republic Day weekend, 2022, will now arrive in cinemas on February 4, 2022.

Bhumi took to her Instagram handle to share the new release date. She wrote, “Badhaai Do will now release in theatres on February 4, 2022! We cannot wait for you to witness this family entertainer on the big screen. See you at the movies.”

The upcoming film is being directed by Harshavardhan Kulkarni and produced by Junglee Pictures. ‘Badhaai Do’ is written by Akshat Ghildial and Suman Adhikary.

Sharing screen space for the first time, Rajkummar and Bhumi will be seen portraying interesting characters they have never played on screen before. Raj will be essaying the role of a cop in a Mahila police thana and Bhumi will be playing the role of a PT teacher.

The film also boasts of an ensemble cast featuring Seema Pahwa, Sheeba Chadha, Lovleen Mishra, Nitish Pandey, Shashi Bhushan and many more.

‘Badhaai Do’ is a sequel of the superhit flick ‘Badhaai Ho’, which saw Ayushmann Khurrana, Sanya Malhotra, Neena Gupta, Gajraj Rao and late actor Surekha Sikri in the lead roles.

While the story and characters of ‘Badhaai Do’ are different from that of ‘Badhaai Ho’, there is a common theme as both are family-oriented films that will be endearing to the audience.

‘Badhaai Ho’, back in 2018, was one of the most successful movies that also won a National Award for the Best Film in 2019 for its unconventional storyline and impactful yet convincing performances.

‘Zombivli’ To Release On February 4, 2022

The release date of filmmaker Aditya Sarpotdar’s comedy-horror ‘Zombivli’ was announced on Sunday, November 14. The film will hit theatres on February 4, 2022.

Recently, Aditya took to his social media handle, to share a new poster featuring lead stars Amey Wagh and Lalit Prabhakar to announce the new release date of his film.

Aditya wrote, “झोंब्यांच्या टोळीला रोखण्याचा नाहीए कुणालाच clue ! तयार राहा फ्रेंड्स! They Are Coming For You !! #Zombivli releasing in theatres near you on 4th February 2022.”

The film also marks the first-time union of three of the most promising youngsters from the Marathi industry- Amey Wagh, Lalit Prabhakar and Vaidehi Parshurami- on the big screen.

Presented and Produced under the banner of Saregama and Yoodlee Films.

Vijay Sethupathi’s ‘Maamanithan’ Gears Up For Release

Vijay Sethupathi’s film with Seenu Ramasamy titled ‘Maamanithan’ has been under production for a long time. The latest reports suggest that the Vijay Sethupathi starrer is getting ready for the release.

Seenu Ramasamy and editor Sreekar Prasad have completed the film’s editing work, and the film is all set to go for censors next week. Director Seenu Ramasamy has shared the much-anticipated update on his Twitter page.

‘Maamanithan’ release date is expected to be made once the film passes censors, and fans are eager to see the film’s report from the censor.

Vijay Sethupathi will be seen in a typical role as a hardworking man in ‘Maamanithan’, Gayathrie Shankar plays the female lead, and she has paired up with Vijay Sethupathi for the fifth time. Both have already received praise from stars who watched the film and they are expected to bag several awards for their roles in the film.

Yuvan Shankar Raja is scoring the music, and he is also producing the film under his banner YSR Productions.

‘Madhagaja’ To Release On December 3

The highly awaited Sriimurali starrer ‘Madhagaja’ is all set to begin “roaring” from the 3rd of December as the film finally gets a release date. The makers had unveiled the video version of the film’s title track only a couple of days to great reception on the internet and now seem well on course for a massive theatrical release on the 3rd of December.

The title track of ‘Madhagaja’ has been composed by Ravi Basrur with lyrics penned by Kinnal Raj and Santhosh Venky lending his powerful voice to it. The same trio has previously collaborated on ‘K.G.F: Chapter 1’.

As far as the release is concerned, the latest reports suggest that the makers have grand plans for the film and intend on releasing it across 1500 screens and will be simultaneously coming out in Kannada, Telugu, and Tamil. Speaking to an online portal, director S. Mahesh has stated that ‘Madhagaja’ has been equally in demand among both theatrical distributors and TV channels with the satellite already being sold for a whopping price. Umapathy Srinivas Gowda, whose most recent release ‘Roberrt’ too proved to be a major success, serves as the producer of ‘Madhagaja’.

For all the Sriimurali fans who had held their breaths for so long, the news of the release will come as a major respite. The film has garnered a lot of positive reception right from the time of its first teaser, mainly owing to Sriimurali’s menacing avatar which resembles his role in ‘Ugramm’. Jagapathi Babu plays the antagonist in the film while Ashika Ranganath stars as the female lead.

‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’ To Release On February 18, 2022

Movie buffs will have to wait a little longer to watch Alia Bhatt as Gangubai in ace filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s upcoming film ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’.

The magnum opus, which was delayed multiple times owing to the coronavirus pandemic, has been postponed yet again. Bhansali Productions took to their Instagram account to share the new release date of the film. “Watch her rise with power, courage & fearlessness. #GangubaiKathiawadi coming to take over 2022 on 18th February, in cinemas near you.#SanjayLeelaBhansali @ajaydevgn @aliaabhatt @prerna_singh6 @jayantilalgadaofficial @saregama_officiaL,” the caption read.

The upcoming film, which also stars Ajay Devgn in a pivotal role and marks his reunion with SLB after their iconic movie ‘Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam’, has been produced by Bhansali and Jayantilal Gada (Pen Studios).

The period drama, which has been adapted from one of the chapters of noted author Hussain Zaidi’s book, ‘Mafia Queens of Mumbai’, features Alia in the lead role of Gangubai, one of the most powerful, loved and respected madams from Kamathipura during the 1960s.

‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’ also stars Vijay Raaz, Indira Tiwari, and Seema Pahwa.

The film was earlier supposed to release in January 2022 when it would have clashed with ‘RRR’, starring Alia, Jr NTR, Ram Charan, and Ajay Devgn, as well as Prabhas-starrer Radhe Shyam.

SS Rajamouli took to Twitter to appreciate the decision of postponing ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’ in order to avert a clash with his directorial venture ‘RRR’.

“The decision by Mr @JayantilalGada and Mr #SanjayLeelaBhansali to move the release date is well appreciated. Our heartfelt wishes to #GangubaiKathiawadi,” he tweeted.

Apart from ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’ and ‘RRR’, Alia will also be seen in ‘Darlings’, ‘Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani’, ‘Brahmastra’ and ‘Jee Le Zaraa’.

‘Prithviraj’ Teaser Out; Release On January 21, 2022

The makers of the much-awaited period drama ‘Prithviraj’, based on the life of the mighty Samrat Prithviraj Chauhan, have released the film’s teaser on Monday.

In the film, superstar Akshay Kumar is essaying the role of Prithviraj Chauhan, the legendary warrior who fought valiantly against the merciless invader Muhammad of Ghor. Former Miss World and actor Manushi Chillar is playing the role of his beloved Sanyogita. The film marks her Bollywood debut.

Akshay unveiled the teaser of the film on his Instagram handle, saluting the daredevilry of the braveheart.

In the caption, he wrote, “A heroic story about pride and valour. Proud to play Samrat #Prithviraj Chauhan. Celebrate #Prithviraj with #YRF50 only at a big screen near you on 21st January’22.”

The teaser gave a glimpse of the grand epic battles fought by Prithviraj Chauhan, and the grit and courage he displayed. It also unveiled the historical characters played by actors Sanjay Dutt and Sonu Sood.

Talking about the exciting teaser, Akshay shared, “The teaser of Prithviraj captures the soul of the film, the essence of the life of the legendary warrior Samrat Prithviraj Chauhan who knew no fear. This is our tribute to his heroism and his life. The more I read about him, the more I was awed by how he lived and breathed every single second of his glorious life for his country and his values.”
He further shared his awe of the legendary warrior and their attempt to pay homage to him through this film.

“He is a legend, he is one of the bravest warriors and he is one of the most upright kings that our country has ever seen. We hope that Indians worldwide love our salute to this mighty braveheart. We have tried to present his life story in the most authentic way possible and the film is a homage to his unmatched bravery and courage,” he added.

Produced by Yash Raj Films, the film is directed by Dr Chandraprakash Dwivedi, who has previously directed the award-winning film ‘Pinjar’ and the television epic ‘Chanakya’ – based on the life of the most influential political strategist of India.

‘Prithviraj’ will release worldwide on January 21, 2022.

Specs, launch date leaked for Xiaomi Redmi Note 11T 5G

Beijing [China]: Xiaomi’s sub-brand Redmi had unveiled the Redmi Note 11, Redmi Note 11 Pro, and Redmi Note 11 Pro Plus last month in China exclusively. These phones were rumoured to launch in the international markets in Q1 2022 with Snapdragon chips.
According to GSM Arena, a new report suggests that the global rollout of Redmi’s Note 11 series will commence this month as the company is said to launch the Redmi Note 11T 5G in India on November 30. It is also suggested that the Redmi Note 11T 5G’s specs will include a Dimensity 810 SoC, 6.6″ FullHD+ 90Hz display, and 5,000 mAh battery with 33W charging. The smartphone will likely run Android 11 out of the box and have three memory options: 6GB/64GB, 6GB/128GB, and 8GB/128GB.
For photography, the Redmi Note 11T 5G will have a total of three cameras, a 16MP selfie shooter on the front, with the 50MP primary camera on the rear joined by an 8MP ultrawide unit.
The smartphone will come in Stardust White, Matte Black, and Aquamarine Blue colours, but its pricing and availability are currently unknown.
The Redmi Note 11T 5G will succeed the Redmi Note 10T 5G launched in India in July as a rebranded Poco M3 Pro 5G with a different design. The leaked specs suggest the Note 11T 5G will be a rebranded Poco M4 Pro 5G, which itself is a rebadged Redmi Note 11 with a bigger camera island that spans across the smartphone’s width.
As per GSM Arena, the Redmi Note 11 Pro and Redmi Note 11 Pro+ are also rumoured to arrive in India, but under the Xiaomi Mi 11i and Xiaomi Mi 11i HyperCharge monikers, respectively, although it’s unclear if these phones will debut in India this year or in 2022.

Taylor Swift Breaks Two Spotify Records With Release Of ‘Red (Taylor’s Version)’

Now that American singer and songwriter Taylor Swift is setting and re-setting records she has broken a pair of Spotify records upon the release of ‘Red (Taylor’s Version)’.

According to Variety, Spotify representatives have said that Swift broke two records for the service on Friday, the day that ‘Red (Taylor’s Version)’ came out. One is the record for the most-streamed album in a day by a female in Spotify’s history. ‘Red (Taylor’s Version)’ accomplished this by picking up over 90.8 million streams on day one.

The previous record-holder was also Swift, with ‘Folklore’, her July 2020 release that was the first of two new albums Swift put out last year. And the new ‘Red’ came in miles ahead of the mark she set with ‘Folklore’, which had a mere 78.7 streams when it set the previous benchmark 16 months ago.

The other Spotify record broken by Swift on Friday was the one for the most-streamed female in a single day in Spotify history. She did that with more than 122.9 million streams on Friday.

This means that about a quarter of the nearly almost 123 million streams Swift picked up on Friday were for albums other than ‘Red (Taylor’s Version)’. Since the new release lasts more than two hours, it’s a mystery how fans had time to stay dialled in for anything else from the catalogue, but they did.

Swift is unlike most pop artists in still maintaining a robust sales presence, and sales estimates have yet to come in for the two-CD or four-LP versions of ‘Red (Taylor’s Version)’.

As per Variety, but it will not be a surprise if the vinyl edition sets some kind of record when the first-week figures come in since her fans have demonstrably embraced that format in the year and a half since ‘Folklore’ vinyl became a phenomenon, with the recent delayed LP release of ‘Fearless (Taylor’s Version)’ being the key factor in returning that album to No. 1.

Beyond already serious pent-up interest, Swift helped goose streams and sales with back-to-back appearance plugging the album on Jimmy Fallon’s and Seth Meyer’s shows on Thursday.

‘Macherla Niyojakavargam’ To Release On April 29, 2022

Tollywood actor Nithiin’s much awaited movie ‘Macherla Niyojakavargam’ has finally got a release date. There was an official announcement by the makers on Saturday regarding the release date of the movie. It will hit the screens on April 29, 2022.

The makers shared a brand new poster of the film that features the film’s lead actor Nithiin who gears up to take on the hooligans as they are coming to attack him. The film marks the first collaboration between Nithiin and director MS Raja Shekhar Reddy. The shooting for the film will begin soon. On Saturday, the makers took to Twitter to make the official announcement.

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Nithiin’s ‘Macherla Niyojakavargam,’ which is touted to be an action entertainer, is the directorial debut of MS Raja Shekhar Reddy. The film will be bankrolled by Sudhakar Reddy and Nikitha Reddy under the banner of Sreshth Movies. The teaser of the film, which was released on September 10, set the tone for a promising action entertainer. The music for the film is composed by Mahathi Swara Sagar. Prasad Murella cranks the camera, while Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao is the editor for the movie.

Nithiin was last seen in the dark comedy ‘Maestro’ which was released in September this year on OTT. Directed by Merlapaka Gandhi, the film starred Nabha Natesh, Tamannaah Bhatia, Jisshu Sengupta, Naresh, Sreemukhi, Ananya Nagalla, Harsha Vardhan, Mangli and Srinivasa Reddy.

Here are some new details regarding Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G

Seoul [South Korea]: The launch of the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G is still a while away, but more and more rumours are surfacing each day. Well, there’s now more to add to that excitement.
As per GSM Arena, a list of specs have been revealed that the handset is expected to sport when it finally becomes a real thing that’s available in stores and all that – which should apparently happen in January. So, the Galaxy S21 FE 5G is said to come with a 6.4-inch FHD+ 120 Hz AMOLED screen, a centre punch-hole cutout, 6GB of RAM, and a triple rear camera system, consisting of a 64 MP main sensor, paired with an ultrawide and a depth sensor.
The removal of the telephoto camera from the S20 FE seems odd indeed, we won’t lie. Anyway, on the front, there’s apparently a 32 MP camera for selfies.
The phone will be powered by either the Snapdragon 888 or the Exynos 2100, depending on the market. It will be offered for a “great price”, in white, Lavender, Cream, and black.
The battery will be 4,500 mAh, with support for 15W charging, and both of those numbers are rather disappointing. An in-display fingerprint scanner will handle biometric authentication.

‘Drishya 2’ To Release In December

Kannada movie Drishya 2 is set to release in December in theatres, rather than on OTT platforms. The film is directed by P Vasu, who had helmed the Kannada version of the first instalment of Drishya, which did exceedingly well at the box office. The film, which has Ravichandran, Anant Nag, Navya Nair, Aarohi Narayan, Pramod Shetty, Asha Sharath and Prabhu in lead roles, was shot in three months.

Actress Lasya Nagaraj, who will be seen in a pivotal role in the movie, said, “There are two shades in my character which are completely different from what I have done in my previous films. My expressions are very subtle and this is what makes this role special for me.”

The film is an official remake of Malayalam film Drishyam 2 which got an awesome response from viewers across the country after an OTT release.

Meanwhile, Ravichandran has also wrapped up shooting for the periodic drama, Kannadiga, directed by Giriraj. Kannadiga is also ready to hit the screens.

‘Thalli Pogathey’ To Release On December 3, 2021

Actor Atharvaa’s next is with director Kannan, which is the remake of Telugu film ‘Ninnu Kori’ that has been titled ‘Thalli Pogathey’. The film stars Atharvaa, Anupama Parameswaran and Amitash Pradhan in the lead. The romantic entertainer is all set to hit the screens on December 3, 2021.

The title is inspired by the song, ‘Thalli Pogathey’ from Gautham Vasudev Menon’s Achcham Yenbathu Madamaiyada. The first look of the film, featuring Atharvaa and Anupama Parameshwaran, was also released earlier in February, before the lockdown. The film revolves around a breezy romance between a boy and girl from different walks of life.

The supporting cast of ‘Thalli Pogathey’, which has Kannan as one of its producers, includes Aadukalam fame Naren, Jagan, Kaali Venkat and Vidyullekha Raman among others. Amitash Pradhan will essay a pivotal role in the film – the character was essayed by Aadhi Pinisetty in the Tollywood version.

Thalli Pogathey will have music by Gopi Sunder, who was also the composer for Ninnu Kori. With cinematography by Shanmuga Sundaram, the film is produced by Kannan himself, in association with MKRP Productions.

Christina Perri to release lullaby album

Washington [US] : American singer-songwriter Christina Perri will be honouring her late daughter with her new upcoming lullaby album.
According to People magazine, on Wednesday, the 35-year-old singer reflected on her pregnancy loss one year later and shared that she would be releasing an album titled ‘Songs for Rosie’ later this month, named after the daughter she and husband Paul Costabile were expecting who was “born silent” last November. “My daughter, rosie, was born silent on november 24th 2020,” Perri wrote on Instagram on Wednesday, adding, “I was already planning on making this lullaby album for her, as her big sister carmella has one too! i thought it was especially important to still do it.”
She continued, “Rosie’s short and powerful life already served such a huge purpose in our world, and she has lovingly changed me, paul and carmella forever. we are more capable of love and compassion than we ever knew we could be. we learned how to hold space for loss and how to navigate unimaginable grief together and music always heals. releasing these songs for rosie is so important for our hearts.”
Perri shared that the first single from the album, titled ‘Here Comes the Sun’, is now available. The entire album, ‘Songs for Rosie’, will be released on November 24.
“I hope you enjoy these songs that we’re singing for her, i hope you play them to your families in her honor. I hope you’re inspired to think of anyone you may keep in your heart and most of all to, rosie, our darling girl, we love you forever. come find us again soon,” she concluded her post.
Over the past year, Perri has been open about her grief on social media. In July, she wrote on her Instagram Story that after she lost Rosie, “I thought I would never be ok again.”
The singer said the process was “so challenging and exhausting, but I can’t share enough about the power of inner work and healing.”
In May, Perri, who also suffered a miscarriage in January 2020, shared an emotional Mother’s Day message, reflecting on her “extra hard” year.
“This year has been extra hard. Motherhood has carried me through it,” she wrote on her Instagram Story, alongside several family photos with her 3-year-old daughter Carmella Stanley, as per People magazine.

‘Decoupled’ To Release On December 17

R. Madhavan and Surveen Chawla-starrer ‘Decoupled’ is scheduled to release on Netflix on December 17.
Helmed by Hardik Mehta, ‘Decoupled’ is a story of a separating couple (essayed by Madhavan and Surveen) navigating through their marriage.

Talking more about his role, Madhavan said, “I play the character of ‘Arya’, a pulp-fiction writer who suffers with a rather uncompromised sense of objectivity and clarity, along with a determination to not compromise (ever!) – which is hilarious especially when pitted against his calm and composed wife Shruti, played by Surveen. Surveen was a delight to work with through and through and I hope the chemistry and humour we share on-screen leaves audiences laughing uncontrollably.”

Surveen also expressed her joy to be a part of ‘Decoupled’.

“Decoupled hilariously sheds light on a modern couple trying to work through the nuances of a marriage while trying to keep their sanity intact. Madhavan is playing my husband Arya’s character with utmost ease and his comic timing is spot on! The dynamic of Shruti and Arya is unique, honest and it was honestly such a refreshing experience,” she said.

Created by Manu Joseph Mehta, ‘Decoupled’ also stars ‘Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi’ fame Apara Jariwala.

‘Chhorii’ To Release On November 26

Actor Nushratt Bharuccha-starrer horror movie ‘Chhorii’ is set to premiere on OTT platform on November 26, the streamer announced on Tuesday. Directed by Vishal Furia, the film revolves around Sakshi, played by Bharuccha, who experiences events involving paranormal activity in a secluded village.
‘Chhorri’ is a remake of Furia’s acclaimed 2017 Marathi film ‘Lapachhapi’.

“Warning: something spooky is coming your way. #ChhoriiOnPrime, November 26,” the streaming platform posted on social media alongside a poster of the film.

The movie also features actors Mita Vashisht, Rajesh Jais, Saurabh Goyal, and Yaanea Bharadwaj.

‘Chhorii’ is backed by Bhushan Kumar, Krishnan Kumar, Vikram Malhotra, Jack Davis and Shikhaa Sharma and is billed as a “genre-breaking take on horror”.

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE tipped to launch on January 4, Galaxy S22 may debut on February 8

Seoul [South Korea]: Korean tech giant Samsung may launch the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE early next year. The company is also expected to unveil the Galaxy S22 series next year only.
According to a report by Jon Prosser, Samsung is looking to host two Unpacked events early next year. The first one will take place on January 4 and will be centred around the much-awaited Galaxy S21 FE, reported GSM Arena. The second event is apparently taking place a month later on February 8 and will bring the Galaxy S22 series.
Based on the report, Galaxy S21 FE will be available from January 11. The S22 Unpacked event will start at 10 AM ET time and Samsung will open up pre-orders as soon as the keynote concludes. General availability will start on February 18.
As usual with these rumours take them with a grain of salt as we’ll have to wait for official confirmation from Samsung before we know when the new phones are launching for sure.

‘Avatara Purusha : Part 1’ To Release On December 10

The maiden collaboration between Sharan and director Suni has garnered a lot of attention over the past few months as fans keenly look forward to watching the film on the big screen. The film is being released as two separate installments and the first part, titled ‘Ashtadigbandhana Mandalaka’ is ready for a theatrical release and will hit the big screens on the 10th of December.

A bonafide family entertainer that features director Suni’s quintessential comic touches and Sharan’s inimitable quirks, ‘Avatara Purusha: Part 1’ also has a great star cast that includes Ashika Ranganath, Sai Kumar, Srinagar Kitty, Balaji Manohar, Sudharani, Bhavya, Sadhu Kokila, and many more. For director Suni, the experience of working with so many talents has been quite enriching and a lot of the credit, he states, must go to producer Pushkar Mallikarjunaiah who encouraged him to think big.

“Pushkar sir had big plans for the film and he wanted to cast the best actors out there for the film. The second installment of the film will have Bollywood actor Ashutosh Rana playing the antagonist and the credit here, again, must be given to Pushkar sir who sought the talented actor to play the role. You can see the difference on the screen as these actors have taken the material to a new level,” shares Suni.

And as far as the film and its subject matter are concerned, Suni is kicked about presenting the film to all the fans, especially to those of Sharan. “All the many fans of Sharan sir will thoroughly enjoy the film because it is an out-and-out comedy entertainer and he’s on top of his game here. There’s a lot of comedy along with an emotional track but it’s pure fun, I can guarantee. The audience will particularly enjoy the black magic elements in the film,” adds Suni.

Will Ajith’s ‘Valimai’ Get Released In Hindi & Telugu?

Ajith will be next seen in ‘Valimai’, and the makers have been steadily building a powerful film. The film is slated to release during Pongal next year (2022), and the post-production work is nearing its completion.

Now, the big query that has arisen is that will the film get released in Hindi and Telugu or not. Since Ajith has built his territory, and grabbed the attention of North India fans with his continuous hit films, fans are expecting a Hindi version of ‘Valimai’.

Fans are requesting the makers for a multi-language release in Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, Malayalam, and Kannada as the film involves stars across the industry, and it is the perfect time for Ajith to turn big as a Pan India actor. It won’t be a bad suggestion as the film has expectations at its peak as it has been under production for a long. However, let’s wait for the makers to take the final call.

H Vinoth’s directorial ‘Valimai’ features Ajith as a cop with Kartikeya as the antagonist, and the film also has Huma Qureshi, Yogi Babu, Pugazh, and several others in important roles. The film is produced by Boney Kapoor in association with Zee Studios.

‘Ninna Sanihake’ To Release Soon On OTT Platform

Kannada movie Ninna Sanihake, which saw theatrical release on October 8, will be soon released on OTT platform. The movie, which has Suraj Gowda and Dhanya Ramkumar in lead roles, marked the directorial debut of Suraj Gowda had a successful run in cinema halls for over four weeks.

Hinting that the movie will be released on OTT by this month’s end, Suraj Gowda on his Instagram recently posted, “4 weeks and 28days of our successful theatrical run comes to an end today. Walking out of our last show i have nothing but gratitude. Thank you for all the love and support showered on our film .

My salute goes out to our producers Akshay Rajshekar and Ranganath Kudlifor withstanding every trouble shot at them. Frankly Im grateful to have worked with such a good team.

Raghu Dixit you are a gem and i cant wait to work with you again. Dhanya Ramkumar cant wait to see you receive the best debut award. Abhilash Kalathi your work speaks louder than our words.

For all the ones who missed watching our film, We will see you all by the end of this month on a digital OTT platform you love(sic).”

Viola Davis’ ‘The Woman King’ To Release In September 2022

Oscar-winning actor Viola Davis’ warrior epic ‘The Woman King’ will hit theatres in September 2022.

As per Variety, ‘The Woman King’ took the September 16, 2022 slot previously planned for yet-to-be-titled George Foreman biopic directed by George Tillman Jr. The George Foreman movie, starring Khris Davis and Sullivan Jones, has moved to March 24, 2023.

‘The Woman King’ is helmed by Gina Prince-Bythewood. Davis stars in the historical movie as Nanisca, general of the all-female military unit in the Kingdom of Dahomey, one of the most powerful states of Africa in the 18th and 19th centuries.

Inspired by true events, the film’s story follows Nanisca (Davis) and Nawi (Thuso Mbedu), ambitious recruits, who together fight enemies who violated their honour, enslaved their people and threatened to destroy everything they’ve lived for.

Lashana Lynch and John Boyega also star opposite Davis and Mbedu in the film. Based on an original screenplay by Dana Stevens, Stevens and Prince-Bythewood penned the most current draft of the script.
Davis is producing the TriStar Pictures project alongside Cathy Schulman, Julius Tennon and Maria Bello.

Mohanlal’s ‘Marakkar’ To Release On OTT Platform

The 2020 National Award-winning Malayalam movie, ”Marakkar: Arabikadalinte Simham (Marakkar: Lion of the Arabian Sea)”, starring superstar Mohanlal and directed by the much-acclaimed Priyadarshan, will be released on an OTT platform. This was announced by the movie’s producer, Antony Perumbavur, here on Friday.

The Kerala Film Chamber and Producers Association had been conducting a series of discussions with the producer for a theatrical release of the movie. The discussions, however, did not result in any forward movement.

Speaking to media persons, Perumbavur said, “I have tried my best and conducted several rounds of negotiations. Nothing has resulted from them and I have no choice other than to release the movie on an OTT platform.” The film bagged three National Awards for 2020 – Best Feature Film, Best Special Effects, and Best Costume.

The movie, it is reliably learned, will premiere on OTT around Christmas. Perumbavur added that Mohanlal’s five upcoming movies produced by him will also be released on OTT platforms.

The Film Exhibitors United Organisation of Kerala (FEUOK) office-bearers, however, had a different version to offer. FEOUK President Anchal Vijayakumar said: “We had guaranteed 500 screens and Rs 15 crore as the minimum guarantee. When the producer still backs out, it means he has entered into some sort of a deal with certain OTT platforms.”

Perumbavur countered this version of the story by pointing out that only 89 theatres had agreed to the demands put forth by him. He also denied that he had taken Rs 40 crore as advance from theatre owners.

Adivi Sesh’s ‘Major’ To Release On February 11, 2022

The release date for Adivi Sesh-starrer ‘Major’ is finally out. It will arrive in theatres on February 11, 2022.

Announcing the release date, Adivi took to his Instagram account and wrote, “#MajorTheFilm releases on FEB 11 2022.” Alongside the update, he posted a video featuring BTS moments from his shoot.

Helmed by Sashi Kiran Tikka, ‘Major’ traces the journey of Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan, played by Adivi, who selflessly fought for the citizens of India through the span of his life and martyred at the tragic 26/11 Mumbai attacks.

Earlier, the makers unveiled the teaser of the film, scaling the varied phases of Sandeep Unnikrishnan’s life from his childhood, teenage, to the glorious years in the army, touching upon the different aspects of his being.

Sobhita Dhulipala, Saiee Manjrekar, Prakash Raj, Revathi and Murli Sharma are also a part of ‘Major’, which is scheduled to release in Hindi, Telugu and Malayalam languages.

‘Teeja Punjab’ To Release On December 3, 2021

The Punjabi film industry is on a roll nowadays. Every Punjabi film which was kept on hold owing to the lockdown is finally seeing the day’s light and entertaining the audience. The latest one to join the bandwagon is ‘Teeja Punjab’, which will be hitting the big screens on December 3.

Starring Amberdeep Singh and Nimrat Khaira, the movie’s first look poster is out and has been shared by the team on the social media handle.

Amberdeep Singh, who is not just playing the lead in the film, but also is the man behind the story and direction, also took to his Instagram handle to share the poster.

“Waheguru ????????.. TEEJA PUNJAB ❤️.. releasing on 3rd December.. thanx to the whole team for their love support and hard work … ????????????…,” wrote Amberdeep Singh while sharing the poster of the movie.

This is the first time Amberdeep Singh and Nimrat Khaira will be seen working together on the big screen. Though they have worked as a director-actor duo in ‘Saunkan Saunkane’ and ‘Jodi’, with ‘Teeja Punjab’ we will see them as the lead pair for the first time.

Further, alongside Amberdeep Singh and Nimrat Khaira, the movie also has Karamjit Anmol, BN Sharma, Hardeep Gill, Nirmal Rishi, and many others.

‘Mission Majnu’ To Release In May 2022

Sidharth Malhotra-starrer ‘Mission Majnu’ will hit theatres on May 13 next year.

On Tuesday, Sidharth took to Instagram and shared the update with his fans. He wrote, “Get ready to be a part of India’s greatest covert operation that derailed Pakistan’s illicit Nuclear Ambitions! Inspired by real events, #MissionMajnu releasing on 13th May 2022 in a cinema near you.”

Alongside the update, Sidharth shared his intense look from the film.

Directed by Shantanu Baagchi, the upcoming movie is set in the 1970s that has Sidharth Malhotra essaying the role of a RAW agent (for the first time), who leads India’s operation. The forthcoming film marks the Hindi debut of Rashmika Mandanna.

Produced by Ronnie Screwvala (RSVP) and Amar Butala and Garima Mehta (Guilty By Association Media), ‘Mission Majnu’ also stars Sharib Hashmi and Kumud Mishra.

‘Doctor G’ To Release On June 17, 2022

Actor Ayushmann Khurrana-starrer ‘Doctor G’ will hit the big screens on June 17 next year.

On Monday, Ayushmann took to Instagram to update fans about the film’s release date. He wrote, “Get ready to book your appointment in cinemas on 17th June 2022 as @rakulpreet @shefalishahofficial and I come together for #DoctorG.”

Helmed by Anubhuti Kashyap, ‘Doctor G’, which is a campus comedy-drama, also features Rakul Preet Singh and Shefali Shah.

Talking about the film, Anubhuti said, “With the shoot of the movie wrapped up, we are now gearing up to get the movie ready for theatres. I am really happy to have got the opportunity to work with Ayushmann, Rakul, Shefali, Junglee and the entire team of ‘Doctor G’ who stood by me and that reflects on screen. It has been an enriching experience. I am really excited to bring the movie to audiences.”

Alongside the update, Ayushmann shared his and Rakul Preet’s look from the film. The two can be seen wearing doctor’s coats.

‘Doctor G’ is co-written by Anubhuti, Sumit Saxena, Vishal Wagh and Saurabh Bharat.

‘iMac Pro’ likely to be released in 2022

Washington [US]: The next-generation iMac, which is currently in the works, could possibly be called the “iMac Pro”.
As per Mac Rumors, the device will feature the same M1 Pro and M1 Max chips that Apple introduced with the MacBook Pro models, and there could possibly be “an added configuration.” Apple is said to be using the “Pro” naming to differentiate the upcoming iMac from the 24-inch iMac that was released earlier this year.
As it will use the M1 Pro and Max chips, Apple considers it a “Pro” device and is calling it the iMac Pro internally.
As per sources, the iMac will feature a 27-inch mini-LED display with ProMotion technology, though some prior rumours have indicated that the next-generation iMac will have a larger display.
Unlike the 24-inch iMac, the “iMac Pro” will feature dark bezels, and bezel size could be slimmed down.
Design-wise, it could look similar to the 24-inch iMac and the Pro Display XDR, and Apple has apparently tested Face ID for the machine, but this is not a confirmed feature.
The base model iMac will feature 16GB memory and 512GB of storage, and all models will be equipped with an HDMI port, an SD card slot, and several USB-C/Thunderbolt ports, similar to the MacBook Pro. Apple is also said to be including an Ethernet port on the power adapter.
According to sources, the iMac will have a starting price at or over USD 2,000, and it will be launching in the first half of 2022. The upcoming “iMac Pro” will replace the current Intel-based 27-inch iMac models.
We haven’t heard much about Apple’s larger iMac, but sources have confirmed that such a machine is in the works. Apple reportedly paused work on the bigger iMac to work on the 24-inch model, but now that the 24-inch iMac is out, development can resume.
According to rumours, Apple is working on a new 27-inch iMac with a mini-LED display and ProMotion display technology.

‘Badhaai Do’ To Release On Republic Day Weekend 2022

The makers of the much-awaited family comedy ‘Badhaai Do’, starring Rajkummar Rao and Bhumi Pednekar in the lead roles, have piqued the interest of the audience by announcing the film’s theatrical release date: Republic Day weekend, 2022.

Bhumi took to her Instagram handle on Saturday and shared a picture in which she can be seen sitting on a white bench and sharing smiles with her co-actor Rajkummar Rao and the film’s director Harshavardhan Kulkarni. She added the caption, “Theatre ready… Aap ready… Toh hum bhi ready…Republic Day weekend 2022 ko aa rahe hain hum aapse milne in cinemas to celebrate… So save the date!! And congratulations nahi #BadhaaiDo.”

Sharing the screen space for the first time, Rajkummar and Bhumi will be seen portraying interesting characters they have never played on screen before. Raj will be essaying the role of a cop in a Mahila police thana and Bhumi will be playing the role of a PT teacher.

The film also boasts of an ensemble cast featuring Seema Pahwa, Sheeba Chadha, Lovleen Mishra, Nitish Pandey, Shashi Bhushan and many more.

Sharing his excitement for the film’s release, director Harshavardhan Kulkarni said, “When it comes to family entertainers especially comedy films, cinema is the ideal platform as they can be enjoyed with the entire family. We are super excited to bring ‘Badhaai Do’ to cinema halls on the Republic Day weekend.

It’s a wholesome entertainer and I really hope the audiences would enjoy watching the movie as much as we enjoyed creating it.”

‘Badhaai Do’ is the second installment of the superhit flick ‘Badhaai Ho’, which saw Ayushmann Khurrana, Sanya Malhotra, Neena Gupta, Gajraj Rao and late actor Surekha Sikri in the lead roles.

While the story and characters of ‘Badhaai Do’ are different from that of ‘Badhaai Ho’, there is a common theme as both are family-oriented films that will be endearing to the audience.

Junglee Pictures’ ‘Badhaai Do’ is written by Akshat Ghildial and Suman Adhikary.

Microsoft rolling out Windows 11 for more PCs this week

Washington [US]: After an initial launch to mostly new PCs earlier this month, American tech conglomerate Microsoft is gradually making the free Windows 11 upgrade available to more existing and eligible devices this week.
According to The Verge, the company has said, “The availability of Windows 11 has been increased and we are leveraging our latest generation machine learning model to offer the upgrade to an expanded set of eligible devices. We will continue to train our machine learning model throughout the phased rollout to deliver a smooth upgrade experience.” For those who have been waiting for the Windows 11 upgrade to appear in Windows Update, they might find the above prompt this week.
Microsoft hasn’t provided a list of devices that are now being offered the Windows 11 upgrade, but users will only be able to obtain the update through Windows Update if their PC meets the minimum system requirements.
If you still don’t see the prompt and want to skip the waiting line, Microsoft offers an easy way to upgrade early.
As per The Verge, there are also ways to install Windows 11 on unsupported CPUs, too. Microsoft doesn’t recommend it and you might not receive security updates in the future, but the workaround is very easy without having to reinstall Windows.

Drugs-on-cruise case: Aryan Khan to be released from jail today

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India]: Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan, who was granted bail in the drugs-on-cruise case, will be released from jail on Saturday.
The Jail officials opened the bail box outside Arthur Road Jail at about 5:30 am today to gather bail orders. A physical copy of Aryan Khan’s bail release order was also kept inside, yesterday. Earlier on Friday, Bombay High Court issued a detailed bail order of Aryan Khan which stated that the accused should appear before Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) every Friday and was asked to surrender his passport.
The court asked all three bail applicants – Aryan Khan, Arbaaz Merchant, Munmum Dhamecha- to appear before the NCB Mumbai office every Friday, between 11.00 am to 2.00 pm to mark their presence.
On Thursday, Aryan Khan, Arbaaz Merchant and Munmun Dhamecha, who are accused in the drugs-on-cruise case, were granted bail by the court following the three-day hearing in the case.

‘Ajinkya’ To Release On November 19, 2021

Bhushan Pradhan and Prarthana Behere’s much-awaited Marathi film ‘Ajinkya’ is all set to hit theatres on November 19, 2021.

The state government has given permission to start cinemas. So the producers decided to screen the movie. Talking about the film, ‘Ajinkya’ is a movie that recognizes the true essence of youth and comments on burning issues.

It will see actor Bhushan Pradhan and actress Prarthana Behere will be working together for the first time in this movie. It also stars Uday Tikekar, Arun Nalawade, Ganesh Yadav, Aniket Kelkar, Prasad Javade and Pallavi Patil in pivotal roles.

A. Kadir’s directorial ‘Ajinkya’ is produced under the banner of Exotech Media Pvt Ltd. and Luminary Cine World.

‘Akkad Bakkad Rafu Chakkar’ To Release On November 3

Late filmmaker Raj Kaushal left for heavenly abode on June 30. His family, friends, and colleagues have been recalling his memories on certain occasions. Now, producers of his last directorial ‘Akkad Bakkad Rafu Chakkar’ have decided to release the project on November 3 on Amazon Prime Video. Isn’t it the best way to keep Raj’s work and memories alive?

Speaking more about ‘Akkad Bakkad Rafu Chakkar’, the web series stars Vicky Arora, Anuj Rampal, Swati Semwal, Mohan Agashe, Shishir Sharma, and Manish Chaudhari. On Wednesday, the makers unveiled the official teaser of the project. In the teaser, Bhargav Sharma (played by Vicky Arora) and his friends can be seen hatching a plan to open India’s first fake bank and get people to deposit money in it and flee with the moolah.

The teaser has left fans intrigued.

“It looks so promising,” an Instagram user commented,
“Super impressed. Can’t wait to watch it,” another one wrote.

For the unversed, Raj was 49 when he died of a heart attack months ago.

‘Paris In Love’ To Release On November 11

American socialite Paris Hilton’s docuseries ‘Paris in Love’ is scheduled to release on November 11.

The 13-part wedding series will follow Hilton as she discovers the road to the altar has a few unexpected turns along the way as she prepares to marry successful venture capitalist Carter Reum, reported Variety. From Warner Bros. Unscripted Television in association with Shed Media, Telepictures and Slivington Manor Entertainment, ‘Paris in Love’ is executive produced by Mike Darnell, Lisa Shannon, Dan Peirson, Bridgette Theriault, Andrea Metz, Perry Dance, Paris Hilton and Bruce Gersh.

The makers also unveiled the trailer, in which she can be seen gearing up for her big day. In the trailer, we can also see a shot of a save-the-date card that was designed by Reum. It states that “P&C” will wed on “11.11.21”–the same day that the ‘Paris in Love’s’ premiere episode drops.

The first episode of ‘Paris in Love’ will premiere on Peacock on November 11. New episodes will be dropping every Thursday.

‘Vijeta’ To Release On December 3, 2021

The release date of Subhash Ghai’s much-awaited Marathi film ‘ ‘Vijeta’ was announced on Monday. The film will hit theatres on December 3, 2021.

Earlier, the makers of ‘Vijeta’ were scheduled to release on March 12, 2020, but Subhash Ghai decided to cancel the screening of the film in a day due to the outbreak of corona. But now the situation is slowly re-emerging and Mukta Arts has decided to re-perform the winner.

The film stars a number of well-known actors. Among them are Subodh Bhave, Puja Sawant, Pritam Kagane, Sushant Shelar, Madhav Devchakke, Mansi Kulkarni, Tanvi Kishor, Devendra Chowgule, Dipti Dhotre, Krutika Tulaskar and Gaurish Shipurkar.

The film is written and directed by Amol Shetge and produced by Rahul Puri and Raju Farooqi.

Under pressure, Imran Khan govt plans to release banned outfit’s leader

Islamabad [Pakistan]: Apparently giving in to pressure from the proscribed hardline Islamist group, Pakistan Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad said Sunday all the cases against the protestors of Tehreek-i-Labbik Pakistan (TLP) will be dropped by Wednesday.
This comes after hundreds of TLP workers took to the streets throughout the country to exert pressure on the government for the release of its chief, Hafiz Saad Hussain Rizvi. This announcement was made after an eight-hour-long meeting between the arrested Saad Rizvi and the Imran Khan government, ARY News reported. Rasheed said the ban on TLP will also be reviewed in the days to come. The Pakistani publication also stated that a plan is being devised for the release of its chief Saad Rizvi’s release.
On Saturday, Pakistan Interior Minister returned to his country after he was called back by Imran Khan, to deal with the ongoing security situation in the country.
Pakistan Interior Minister was forced to return to Pakistan after TLP had announced that it will start a “long march” towards Islamabad on Friday against the detention of its chief Hafiz Saad Hussain Rizvi, Pakistani news channel Geo News reported.
Thousands of personnel of various Pakistani forces were deployed on Saturday to stop a possible march to Islamabad by the proscribed hardline Islamist group — Tehreek-i-Labbik Pakistan (TLP).
“The peaceful Namoos-i-Risalat march of the Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan towards Islamabad will start after Friday prayers” from the TLP’s Markaz (headquarters), the statement said, adding that the group also had a “plan B” in case its members were stopped from marching on the capital, Dawn newspaper reported.
The publication stated that the capital administration approached the Pakistan interior ministry to seek personnel of Rangers and the Frontier Constabulary (FC).
The report stated that security personnel were being deployed in and around Red Zone and the Faizabad Interchange. Moreover, a contingent of 200 police personnel each was deployed at the entry points in the city.
This decision was taken by the government after the first round of negotiations held in Lahore concluded without any result.

‘Yeh Mard Bechara’ Releasing On November 19

Veteran actor and filmmaker Seema Pahwa’s daughter Manukriti is going to make her Bollywood debut with the upcoming rom-com film ‘Yeh Mard Bechara’. The first look of the film has been released on Sunday, on the occasion of Karwa Chauth.

The movie’s plot will revolve around breaking the stereotypes related to manhood. What defines a man? This is what the whole film will be about. Manukriti will be sharing the screen with her mother, who’s also playing a pivotal role in the movie. Talking about her daughter’s debut, Seema said, “I’m really excited to share the screen with my daughter in her debut film. I enjoyed shooting this film, as in the film, I’m playing Manukriti’s mother-in-law. So I got to observe our bond from a different viewpoint and that was something refreshing.”

She also expressed rejoice regarding the cinema halls being re-opened and added, “The film will be out on International Men’s Day, and I would request everyone to watch the film, as we waited a long time for this day, and believe me, you won’t be disappointed with this sweet attempt.”

Film’s director Anuup Thapa further talked about the film and said, “Our film ‘Ye Mard Bechara’ talks about the notions and societal pressure that a man goes through. He is always been looked upon for many things.”

“Our film will portray the struggle of men from a feminist point of view. I’m glad that we have the support of a talented cast like Seema ji, and her daughter is starting her journey with us, so it’s a win-win situation for us,” he continued.

The film’s producer Shivam Aggarwal also divulged the intention behind launching the film’s poster on Karva Chauth.

He said, “Karva Chauth is celebrated by women for their partner’s well-being, but there are preset notions attached to male, that needs to be addressed. A man doesn’t need to be muscular, emotionally strong, overpowering others, and being up for fighting. Thus we decided to come up with this film, and we launched our poster on this auspicious day.”

Set to release in theatres on November 19, 2021, ‘Ye Mard Bechara’, apart from Manukriti, will also be the debut film for Veeraj Rao, and Manikk Chaudhary. Further, the film boasts a talented ensemble cast that includes, Brijendra Kala, Atul Srivastava and Sapna Sand.

Dulquer Salmaan’s ‘Kurup’ To Release On November 12

Dulquer Salmaan’s ambitious film ‘Kurup’ is finally heading to the cinemas. The film will be hitting the theatres on November 12, 2021! The Srinath Rajendran’s directorial features Dulquer Salmaan in the titular role and the cinephiles have been eagerly waiting for the release.

“At long long last, we are ready. Ready to set Kurup free. Our biggest film yet, Kurup, is free from being caged and locked down and slated to release in theaters all across the world. It has been a long ambitious yet arduous journey with Kurup. In ideation for several years. Filming for close to a year. And months and months of post production. And then the pandemic. There were long months where we had no idea if Kurup would ever see the light of day. But the unanimous and overwhelming love, the support, the constant requests from all of you to wait till theatres opened, helped us survive in some of the toughest times,” Dulquer Salmaan said, announcing the release date of the project.

He further added, “I’ve said it to close family and friends many a time that the film Kurup almost feels like my second child. I feel like it’s a living breathing thing with a life and destiny of it’s own. There is nothing I havnt and wouldn’t do for this film to become the best version of itself. Physically and mentally I’ve given it my all. I know I’ve said a lot of ‘I’s. Not to take away from the tremendous effort and talent of the team that made it what it is. But I just want to speak from the heart about my special relationship with this film. We as a team have fought many battles internally and externally to bring it together. To do justice to it. To nurture and care for it. As it grew from an idea to everyday growing bigger and bigger to what is in my eyes a giant now.”

The Dulquer Salmaan starrer was expected to be hitting the screens a year ago, however, the pandemic and the following lockdown and the whole standstill situation in the industry pushed the makers to wait long and the charming actor thinks ‘Kurup’ had a destiny of its own. “Kurup like I mentioned always had a destiny if it’s own. And I always knew it wouldn’t come out till it felt the time was right and it felt ready. And now it’s time to finally let Kurup free. And I pray and hope you all give it wings. And it reaches great heights. Conning Soon Across languages in cinemas near you on November 12th 2021!” Dulquer said, announcing the release.

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Directed by Srinath Rajendran, ‘Kurup’ will releasing in five languages.

Apple’s new 16-inch MacBook Pro to have ‘high power’ Mode

Washington [US]: Apple’s recently announced 16-inch Pro MacBook Pro with the M1 Max processor will come with a special powerful feature called ‘high power’ mode.
MacRumors has confirmed with Apple that the new feature will only appear on the most powerful configurations of the 16-inch MacBook Pro. The feature will be useful for those who are engaged in very computing-intensive tasks on their machines, such as rendering large files.
Although Apple’s new 14-inch MacBook Pro can also be configured with the M1 Max chip, MacRumors claimed the setting will only be available on the 16-inch MacBook Pro with the M1 Max chip.
Apple announced the new MacBook Pro earlier this week at their October event.
The new MacBook Pro, comes in numerous configurations, with the essential elements being display size (14.2 or 16.2 inches) and processor (M1 Pro or M1 Max).
As per Mashable India, the maxed-out M1 Max has 10 CPU cores and 32 GPU cores, and the company claimed it is up to four times faster than last year’s M1 chip.

Nintendo’s ‘Advance Wars’ remaster delayed to spring 2022

Tokyo [Japan]: Japanese video game company Nintendo has delayed its upcoming remaster of the first two ‘Advance Wars’ games.
According to The Verge, ‘Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp’ had been set to release on December 3, but it will now be coming out sometime in spring 2022. “The game just needs a little more time for fine-tuning,” Nintendo said in a tweet on Friday.
The company announced the remasters of ‘Advance Wars’ and ‘Advance Wars 2: Black Hole Rising’ at E3 2021, and Nintendo has said they’re “reimagined and rebuilt from the ground up.”
The board game-inspired aesthetic can be seen in the game’s debut trailer and in an E3 gameplay demo.
‘Advance Wars’ is one of many recent game delays. In September, EA’s ‘Battlefield 2042’ was bumped nearly a month from October 22 to November 19. Last week, FromSoftware’s ‘Elden Ring’ was pushed from January 22 to February 25.
On Wednesday, CD Projekt Red said that the next-gen versions of ‘Cyberpunk 2077’ and ‘The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt’ would miss their targeted late 2021 release windows, as per The Verge.

New MacBook Pros include improved thermal system

Washington [US]: The recently launched 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros by Apple have come with new designs and revamped chassis, and one improvement of the newer chassis compared to its predecessor is an improved thermal system.
MacRumors reported Apple saying that the new thermal system in its latest high-end MacBooks is capable of moving 50 per cent more air at lower fan speeds. While the revamped thermal design is greatly improved, the efficiency of the new M1 Pro and M1 Max chips mean that for most customers, the “fans never turn on” for tasks done daily, according to Apple.
Apple’s senior vice president of hardware engineering, John Ternus, touted during the recent Apple event that the new chassis was designed with an “intense focus on performance and utility.”
He further informed that the new MacBook Pros are “precisely machined around an advanced thermal system.”
The new thermal architecture allows the new MacBook Pros gadgets to maintain high performance over more extended periods, without overheating or requiring the fans to turn on at higher speeds, unlike their predecessor.
Available in 14-inch and 16-inch models, the new products do not come with the Touch Bar and are replaced with a full-size function row. Many ports are back; there is also an HDMI port, three Thunderbolt ports, an SD card slot, a headphone jack, and the return of the MagSafe charger. The 14-inch model starts at USD 1,999, while the 16-inch model starts at USD 2,499.
The new MacBook Pros have arrived with a notch on their display just like Apple’s iPhone 13 models. Apple has brought over the notch design from the iPhone to the new MacBook Pros, though it houses an improved 1080p FaceTime camera.
The tech giant has also added the company’s adaptive refresh rate technology, ProMotion, and Mini LEDs to the brand new MacBook Pros. While, ProMotion comes topping out at up to 120Hz refresh rates; the new products are also lit by Mini LEDs, like the 2021 12.9-inch iPad Pro.
Apple’s MagSafe magnetic charger is also back with the new MacBook Pros. The company has named it MagSafe 3. The American tech giant said that the new computers can charge up to 50 per cent in 30 minutes.
The new products both configurable with the M1 Pro or M1 Max chips, are currently available for pre-order and will begin shipping to customers next week.

US refuses to release frozen assets of Afghanistan

Washington [US]: The US has rejected to release the frozen assets of Afghanistan but assured that it is committed to providing Afghans with humanitarian aids and reiterated that the Taliban must facilitate the distribution process.
Underlining that the people of Afghanistan should not be harmed, US Deputy Minister of Finance Wally Adeyemo stressed that it is important to keep pressure on the Taliban, reported Khaama Press. “We will not let the Taliban access the money in an ongoing situation,” Adeyemo said to senators.
Emphasising that the US is committed to providing Afghans with humanitarian aids he reiterated that the Taliban must facilitate the distribution process.
“We will continue to assert our restrictions on Haqqani network and the Taliban, but will continue humanitarian aids to Afghan people,” added Adeyemo.
For over a month, the Taliban leaders have been calling the US to release its frozen funds but their call has always been denied on various grounds, according to Khaama Press.

Dulquer Salmaan’s ‘Kurup’ To Release On Diwali?

Dulquer Salmaan’s most awaited upcoming film ‘Kurup’ is expected to be hitting the big screens soon. If reports are to be believed, makers of ‘Kurup’ are planning to release the film in the theatres by November. As theatres in Kerala are reopening from Monday (October 25), it can be assumed that the big-ticket release might aim for a festival release, which is apparently Diwali.

Earlier, there were reports that the Dulquer Salmaan starrer will be heading to direct OTT release, however, as the theatres in Kerala are now finally reopening, it can be expected that the makers might go for the big screens. The official announcement from the team is awaited.

Meanwhile, ‘Kurup’ is helmed by Srinath Rajendran, the same filmmaker who launched Dulquer Salmaan in 2012 with ‘Second Show’. The upcoming film is based on the life of the infamous fugitive Sukumara Kurup. Dulquer Salmaan has roped in to play the titular and the film will be simultaneously releasing in Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, and Kannada languages.

‘Kurup’ is undoubtedly an ambitious film for Dulquer Salmaan, as he is reuniting with Srinath Rajendran after nearly a decade and is also reportedly made on a massive budget of Rs. 35 crore. The team has shot for the film in various locations, including Kerala, Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Dubai, Mangalore, and Mysore. Dulquer himself is backing the project under his home production banner Wayfarer Films in association with M-Star Entertainment. The film has actors Indrajith Sukumaran, Sobhita Dhulipala, Sunny Wayne, Shine Tom Chacko, Vijayaraghavan, P Balachandran, and Surabhi Lakshmi in some pivotal roles.

Meanwhile, Dulquer Salmaan is currently working on his Bollywood movie ‘Chup: Revenge Of The Artist’, which is directed by R Balki. The film has Sunny Deol, Pooja Bhatt, Dulquer Salmaan, and Shreya Dhanwanthary in the lead roles. The shoot is progressing in Mumbai.

Who is Vikramaditya? Find Out In ‘Radhe Shyam’ Teaser Releasing October 23

Radha Krishna Kumar’s Radhe Shyam starring Prabhas and Pooja Hegde is one of the most-awaited films from Tollywood.

While the film’s glimpse released a while ago, shooting and release kept getting postponed due to the pandemic. Prabhas will play a character called Vikramaditya in the film while Pooja Hegde plays Prerna. Prabhas has now promised fans to release a teaser soon that gives a glimpse of his character in the film.

Sharing the news on social media, he wrote, “Who is Vikramaditya? Meet him on 23rd. Enjoy the #Radheshyam teaser in English with subtitles in different languages. (sic)”

Pooja Hegde also shared the same on social media, hinting that another teaser will be released for her character Prerna. She wrote, “And so we begin…#RadheShyam in full swing! Wooohhoo…So excited. Let’s start with our Vikramaditya..Stay tuned. (sic)”

Radhe Shyam is a period romance set in Europe in the 1970s. The film will see music by Justin Prabhakaran, cinematography by Manoj Paramahamsa and editing by Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao. Apart from the lead pair, the film will see Krishnam Raju, Sachin Khedekar, Priyadarshi, Bhagyashree, Kunaal Roy Kapur and others in key roles. Filming for Radhe Shyam has taken place in Hyderabad, Turin (Italy) and Georgia so far. Further details are awaited.

‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ To Release On November 19, 2021

‘Uncover the past. Protect the future!’- is what the next chapter in the Sony’s ‘Ghostbusters’ universe is all about.

As per the makers- Sony Pictures Entertainment India, the much-awaited movie that was postponed earlier will be released exclusively in Indian cinemas on November 19, 2021. The movie was held for a new release date after Paramount took ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ off its November 19 spot and delayed the Tom Cruise tentpole to 2022.

With the absence of the action-packed ‘Top Gun: Maverick’, Sony has secured IMAX and premium large format screens for ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’.

During the pandemic, IMAX and Dolby theatres have seen a lift in box office revenues because moviegoers have wanted to see new films, at least the ones they have deemed worthy of leaving their couch, in the best possible quality.

Sony has postponed ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ several times amid the COVID-19 crisis, but the studio has remained determined to keep the film on the big screen even as it nixed theatrical plans for its ‘Cinderella’ remake, the animated adventure ‘Hotel Transylvania 4′, Tom Hanks’ drama ‘Greyhound’, and several others.

Being the only major studio that doesn’t have its own streaming service, Sony licensed these movies to digital players like Netflix and Amazon.

Jason Reitman directed ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ will follow the events of 1984’s ‘Ghostbusters’ and 1989’s ‘Ghostbusters II’. The upcoming instalment will pick up 30 years later and will centre on a family that moves to a small town. There, they discover their connection to the iconic ghost-catching business.
Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Sigourney Weaver, and Annie Potts will be reprising their roles from the original film, while Carrie Coon, Finn Wolfhard, Mckenna Grace, and Paul Rudd have joined the cast.

Jason Reitman’s father Ivan Reitman directed the first ‘Ghostbusters’ movie, which was a supernatural comedy starring Murray, Aykroyd, and Ramis as ghost-catching parapsychologists.

‘Shyam Singha Roy’ To Release On December 24

The makers of ‘Shyam Singha Roy’, a multi-lingual film starring Natural Star Nani, have dropped a second poster showing the Telugu star in a completely new avatar as Vasu. The first poster showed Nani as a Bengali bhadralok, completely different from Vasu, who’s seen romancing Sai Pallavi, the film’s female lead, in a period setting.

Billed as a supernatural thriller centred on the theme of reincarnation, the big-budget production with lots of VFX has been directed by Rohit Sankityan of ‘Taxiwaala’ fame. The cast also consists of Krithi Shetty, Madonna Sebastian and Bengali actor Jisshu Sengupta, Murali Sharma, Rahul Ravindran and Abhinav Gomatam.

The film is slated for a simultaneous release in Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Malayalam on December 24.

It has been shot in Kolkata and Hyderabad, where a street from Kolkata with the Kalighat temple in the background was recreated at a reported cost of Rs 6 crore. It went on to the floors in December 2020 and has been wrapped its shoot in July 2021. It was supposed to release on December 25, 2020, but was eventually postponed as filming was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Melody songs specialist Mickey J. Meyer is on board to compose the soundtracks, and Sanu John Varghese cranks the camera for what the producers promise to be a “visual extravaganza”.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 11, Note 11 Pro specifications leak, said to launch shortly

Beijing [China]: Several new leaks and rumours about the Xiaomi Redmi Note 11, Note 11 Pro have emerged.
As per sources of GSM Arena, the two phones are actually very close to release and expected to drop before Singles’ day (November 11), likely just in time to catch the shopping frenzy. The source shared some alleged specifications as well.
The Redmi Note 11 Pro is said to feature a 120Hz OLED display and a Dimensity 920 chipset, alongside 6GB of RAM, with 128GB of storage or 8GB of RAM, with 128GB or 256GB of storage.
These are rumored to cost CNY 1,599 (~USD248), CNY 1,799 (~USD279) and CNY 1,999 (USD311), respectively.
That 120W charging rumour is disputed by the new leak, which claims the Redmi Note 11 Pro will have a 5,000 mAh battery, capable of 67W charging.
Other mentioned specifications include JBL stereo speakers, NFC and an x-axis linear motor. For cameras, the Redmi Note 11 Pro is said to have a 108MP main camera, alongside other supplementary cameras, not mentioned in the leak and a 16MP selfie.
The vanilla Redmi Note 11 is said to have a 120Hz LCD display, with a Dimensity 810, alongside 6GB or 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage.
Pricing is tipped at CNY 1,119 (~USD186) and CNY 1,599 (~USD248), respectively. Like its bigger sibling, the Redmi Note 11 also gets a 5,000 mAh battery, but charging is capped at 33W. Cameras allegedly include a 50MP main snapper on the back and a 13MP selfie.

Kartik Aaryan’s ‘Dhamaka’ To Release On November 19

Actor Kartik Aaryan is all set to create dhamaka with his upcoming film ‘Dhamaka’, which is scheduled to release on November 19 this year.

Directed by Ram Madhvani, ‘Dhamaka’ will stream on Netflix. Also, the first official trailer of the film wil be out on Tuesday.

As per a statement, ‘Dhamaka’ follows the story of an ambitious ex-news anchor Arjun Pathak, played by Kartik, who is given another chance to go live on prime-time television when a terrorist calls him with a bomb threat. Little does he know that this call will change his life and throw him into a fast-paced game of betrayal.

Amruta Subhash, Vikas Kumar and Vishwajeet Pradhan are also a part of the upcoming movie. Actor Mrunal Thakur has a special appearance in the film.

Google Pixel 6, 6 Pro launch commercials leaked prior to official unveiling

Washington [US]: There are leaks and then there are massive leaks, like the recent spill that revealed basically every detail about the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro, prior to their official unveiling on October 19.
According to GSM Arena beyond that still, nothing has really managed to leak quite like Google’s upcoming phones in recent memory. There are now assembly videos for the devices, as well as official repair manuals. It hardly comes as a surprise that recently a couple of official ads for the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro have been uncovered as well.
These don’t really offer any new info, as other than actually testing out the new and exciting Google-designed Tensor chip, all of the info on both handsets is already available.
What the clips do offer is yet another nice look at the design of the pair, including highlights like the curved display on the Pro, compared to the flat panel on the vanilla Pixel 6.
Another thing the ads make clear is Google’s justified marketing focus on AI for the Pixel 6 pair. The ads show exclusive features like Magic Eraser and Live Translate, while also emphasizing on security, highlighting things like Security Hub and the offline, on-device nature of most of Google’s AI features.
While people wait for October 19’s Google event, they can sift through the extensive backlog of Pixel 6 leaks for themselves, as per GSM Arena.

AirPods 3 rumoured to be announced at Apple event

Washington [US]: Apple is hosting a virtual event on Monday at 10 am Pacific Time, with rumours widely suggesting the event will be focused on redesigned 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models with a faster version of the M1 chip, brighter mini-LED displays, and more.
As per reports by MacRumors, third-generation AirPods will likely be announced at the event as well. The new AirPods are rumoured to feature a similar design as the AirPods Pro, but without Active Noise Cancellation, and they could have improved sound quality and some other new features. Reports suggest the third-generation AirPods have already been manufactured and are ready to launch, which increases the likelihood that they will be announced during the Apple Event next week.
Earlier this week, an account on a Chinese social media platform also claimed that third-generation AirPods will be announced at the Apple Event next week. Last month, the same account accurately revealed that Apple would announce the ninth-generation iPad at its September event.
This would be the first update to the standard AirPods since the second-generation AirPods were released in March 2019. The second-generation AirPods are priced at USD 159 with a wired charging case and at USD 199 with a wireless charging case.
An update to the AirPods Pro is not expected until next year.

‘Sidnaaz’ Last Song ‘Adhura’ To Release On October 21

Nothing beats the sheer happiness of seeing late actor Sidharth Shukla impressing the audience with his dancing and acting skills on screen for the last time. His final song ‘Adhura’ is all set to release on October 21.

Sung by Shreya Ghoshal and Arko Pravo Mukherjee, ‘Adhura’ is an ode to Sidharth Shukla, who breathed his last on September 2. The music video of the track features Sidharth Shukla and his rumoured girlfriend Shehnaaz Gill’s remaining footage from the last time the two shot together for the music video.

Shreya, on Saturday night, took to Instagram and treated Sidharth Shukla and Shehnaaz’s fans by unveiling the official poster of the upcoming track.

Alongside the poster, Shreya penned a heartfelt tribute for Sidharth Shukla. She remembered Sidharth Shukla as a “star”.

“He was a star and will be forever.. The love of millions of hearts will shine bright forever. #Habit our unfinished song.. #Adhura hai par phir bhi poora rahega.. #Sidnaaz ka yeh aakhri gaana, har fan ki khwahish, hamesha ke liye humare dilon mein zinda rahega.Releasing on the 21st October,” she captioned the post.

In the poster, Sidharth Shukla can be seen sharing smiles with Shehnaaz.

Fans are super excited to see Sidharth Shukla’s last song.
“This made me emotional. Can’t wait to watch this song,” an Instagram user commented.
“Sidharth will always be in hour hearts. ‘Adhura’ will be a hit,” another one wrote.

‘Adhura’ will be out on the official YouTube channel of Saregama.

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE to launch soon

Seoul [South Korea]: Samsung Galaxy S21 FE is rumoured to launch on January 11, 2022.
On Wednesday, Samsung announced ‘Unpacked part 2’ event for October 20, adding its own contribution to what was already shaping up to be a pretty big week in terms of tech announcements – with Apple and Google also hosting stuff. As per GSM Arena, one might have assumed that Samsung was planning to finally make the Galaxy S21 FE official, a phone that’s been leaked to the moon and back and was rumoured to have been delayed multiple times because of the chip shortage.
However, mass production for the Galaxy S21 FE was apparently pushed to begin in December, so Samsung obviously can’t announce a phone that it doesn’t even plan on producing for a couple of months.
Multiple sources have converged on January being the month of the unveiling, with one of them even mentioning a specific date: mark your calendars for January 11, ladies and gentlemen.
If this pans out, then we’re at a loss regarding what next week’s event is planning to showcase.
Also, if the Galaxy S21 FE does launch in January, perhaps an earlier rumour saying that the Galaxy S22 family’s announcement would be pushed to February to not instantly take the spotlight away from the S21 FE might make even more sense than it did before.

OnePlus 9RT launched with Snapdragon 888 chipset, 50MP main camera

Shenzhen [China]: After months of anticipation, OnePlus has finally revealed its latest smartphone, the OnePlus 9RT. The device is currently only available in China, with an India launch date yet to be confirmed.
As per GSM Arena, the phone sports the Snapdragon 888 chipset, a triple camera, and a 120Hz refresh rate display. OnePlus 9RT 5G specifications and features:
The OnePlus 9RT 5G’s design is similar to the OnePlus 9’s. There is a corner punch-hole camera on the display and slim bezels all around, as per 91 Mobiles.
The glass rear panel has a matt finish and houses a rectangular camera module. There is no physical fingerprint sensor here as the company is offering an in-display one. The Alert Slider has also been retained, which comes as a sigh of relief for those who thought OnePlus was done with the slider.
As a flagship phone, the OnePlus 9RT 5G gets all the bells and whistles. It features a 6.62-inch E4 OLED display with up to a 120Hz refresh rate, 1300nits peak brightness, HDR10+ support, and 600Hz touch response.
The device is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset coupled with up to 12GB of RAM and 256GB internal storage.
Notably, this is the first OnePlus phone to ship with OPPO’s new ColorOS 12 based on Android 12 in China. It isn’t certain yet, but rumours suggest the device will launch in India with ColorOS as well instead of OxygenOS.
In the camera department, the OnePlus 9RT 5G comes equipped with a triple rear camera system. The setup includes a 50MP Sony IMX766 primary camera with OIS and EIS support, 16MP wide-angle lens, and a macro lens. At the front, the OnePlus phone gets a 16MP camera for selfies.
The device houses a 4,500mAh battery and it supports Warp Charge 65T 65W fast charging. Connectivity options include 5G support, Wi-Fi 6, and USB Type-C port, among other things.
OnePlus 9RT 5G price and availability:
OnePlus 9RT 5G price in China starts from CNY 3299 (approx Rs 38,500) for the base variant with 8GB RAM and 128GB internal storage. The 8GB+256GB and 12GB+256GB variants are priced at CNY 3499 (approx Rs 40,900) and CNY 3799 (approx Rs 44,400), respectively.
The OnePlus 9RT is available in Silver, Blue and Black colour options.

‘Kotigobba 3’ Release Gets Delayed; Fans Pelt Stones At Theatre

After the release of the upcoming Kannada-language action thriller ‘Kotigobba 3’ got delayed today, fans of the movie’s star Kichcha Sudeep got upset and created a ruckus by pelting stones at the Dreamland Theatre, Vijayapura.

This incident happened near Tipu Sultan Chowk in Vijaypura where fans of Sudeep didn’t get the chance to watch the movie of their favourite actor after purchasing tickets ranging from Rs 150 to Rs 500. Some fans even broke the front gate of the Dreamland Theatre.

The actor apologised to fans, who had started gathering in huge numbers in theatres across Karnataka, and appealed to them to maintain calm and not cause any damage to the cinemas. Taking to his Twitter handle, Sudeep shared a note and along with it wrote, “A note to all my friends at the theatres.”

In the note, he appealed, “It is my duty to inform all those at the theatres already that there is a delay in shows due to certain issues. I personally apologise for this negligence from the concerned.”
“I request all not to react badly at the theatres as they have nothing to do with this. This is a rare situation and I am sure that patience from all will be my greatest strength. I too was equally excited to bring forth a film on screen after such a long gap,” continued the actor.

Saying that he will soon tweet “on the show timings” once he has better clarity, Sudeep added, “Until then I request (you) not to any cause any harm to yourself and damage to any property (theatres). Since I feel it’s my personal duty towards all my friends who have loved and believed in me, I shall promise you all that I will ensure my films will not see such a chaotic release in the future.”

The release of ‘Kotigobba 3’ has been previously postponed multiple times due to the ongoing COVID pandemic. Apart from Sudeep, the movie also features Madonna Sebastian, Ashika Ranganath, Shraddha Das and Aftab Shivdasani.

Shiva Karthik is the director and Arjun Janya has scored the film’s music.

‘Antim: The Final Truth’ To Release On November 26

Mark your calendars. Salman Khan and Aayush Sharma-starrer ‘Antim: The Final Truth’ is all set to release by Zee Studios on November 26.

On Tuesday, Salman announced the release date on his Instagram account. He also shared the film’s motion poster, in which we can see Aayush showcasing an agressive look. The poster smoothly transitions to Salman, with an equally determined, threatening, yet vicious look in his eyes. Salman is playing the role of Sikh cop.

“#Antim releases in theatres worldwide on 26.11.2021,” he captioned the post.

‘Antim’ is directed by Mahesh V Manjrekar, produced by Salma Khan and is presented by Salman Khan Films.

OnePlus 9 RT specifications, launch date revealed

Shenzhen [China]: OnePlus has revealed the launch date and specifications for the OnePlus 9 RT ahead of the smartphone’s official launch.
As per GSM Arena, the OnePlus 9 RT will launch in China on October 13, which means next week. Although OnePlus will initially unveil the new smartphone in China, it is speculated to come to India as well. OnePlus 9 RT release date in India is yet to be announced.
The OnePlus 9 RT will be powered by the Snapdragon 888 SoC paired with LPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.1 storage. It will sport a 120Hz E4 screen and pack a 4,500 mAh battery with 65W charging. The 9 RT will feature a 50MP primary camera.
OnePlus didn’t reveal how much RAM the 9 RT will come with, but thanks to Geekbench, we know it will have 12GB RAM onboard. However, there will likely be an 8GB option as well.
The phone maker also confirmed that 9 RT will have two colour options including black and grey and said that the smartphone will be up for pre-orders in China starting October 13, with the first sale on October 19.
We are still four days away from the launch, so expect OnePlus to reveal more about the 9 RT in the lead-up to the event.

Dhananjaya’s ‘Badava Rascal’ To Release This Christmas

The year 2021 is definitely going to seem special for fans of Dhananjaya. The actor has already had two releases in the form of Pogaru and Yuvarathnaa. He next has the Dasara release Salaga, followed by his first direct digital release Rathnan Prapancha, which releases on October 22. Now, there is something more for them to rejoice. The actor’s maiden home production ‘Badava Rascal’ has a release date and it is set for a Christmas release. The film will hit the screens on December 24.

This a funny slice of life tale that involves a set of friends from a lower middle class background and their escapades in life. The film has Dhananjaya and Amrutha Iyengar in lead roles. The cast includes many of Dhananjaya’s good friends and actors like Nagabhushana and Poornachandra Mysore. The first single from the film was released recently. The song has been composed by Vasuki Vaibhav, with lyrics from Dhananjaya. The song, Udupi Hotelu, has been a big hit with the audience already.

The team also shared a glimpse of another song recording with local street musicians recently, which has already built up a lot of curiosity among viewers. The team is slated to release the trailer of the film too shortly. With Christmas releases always being a big draw and proving to be traditionally lucky for film teams, there is a lot of expectation from fans and film buffs with regards to Badava Rascal. The film has been directed by debutant director Shankar Guru.

Google to launch Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro on October 19

Washington [US]: American tech giant Google recently announced that it will launch its new smartphones Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro on October 19, 2021.
Google revealed the information through its Twitter handle — Madebygoogle. The company also provided a link to the launch page of Google Pixel 6. The event is scheduled to take place at 10 am PT. As per Indian Standard Time (IST), it will begin at 10:30 pm on 19 October.
The launch event can be live-streamed on Google’s official YouTube channel. It can also be watched live on the social media handles of the tech giant.
It is possible that we will see the official release date for Android 12 for Pixel devices at this event. So far, Google has only released Android 12 as AOSP but only gave “next few weeks” as a time frame for the Android 12 update for Pixel and other OEM devices, reported GSM Arena.
The Pixel 6 phones will be the first to feature Google’s in-house Tensor chip along with a modern design and fancy new cameras using Samsung sensors.
These will also be the first phones to launch with Android 12. Pricing and availability to be revealed at the launch event.

‘Darling’ To Release On December 10, 2021

Prathamesh Parab and Ritika Shrotri starrer comedy-drama ‘Darling’ is arriving in theatres on December 10, 2021. Recently, the ‘Timepass’ star took to his Instagram handle to this news with his fans.

Taking to his Instagram handle, Prathamesh shared the poster of his film ‘Darling’ and wrote, “By the grace of God the good days are back again! मनोरंजनाची परंपरा अविरत चालू ठेवूया.”

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‘Darling’ directed by Sameer Asha Patil, in which Prathamesh Parab and Ritika Shrotri will be seen in the romantic leads once again after ‘Takatak’.

The film is produced under the banner of 7 Horse Entertainment Pvt. Ltd., V. Patke Films and Kathakar Motion Pictures and it is also produced by Amit Dhupe, Ajay Thakur, V.J. Shalaka and Nikhil Khajindar.

Adele’s New Single ‘Easy On Me’ To Release On October 15

It may have taken nearly six years, but Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Adele is back! After weeks of speculation and rumours that she had new music in the works, the star announced a new single titled ‘Easy on Me’, which is set to release on October 15.

Adele took to Twitter to tease the track in a black-and-white clip that featured her inserting a cassette tape into a player as she sat behind the wheel of a car. In the teaser clip, after checking her signature black winged eyeliner in the rearview mirror, Adele fired up the ignition and began to drive down a country road as a gentle piano melody began and sheet music flew out the car’s back window.
She wrote, “Easy On Me – October 15.”

The brief clip racked up millions of views and garnered excited tweets from fans who have eagerly been awaiting the latest batch of heartbreak ballads since the release of ’25’ in November 2015.

As per People magazine, Adele previously sparked speculation that she had something up her sleeve when mysterious ’30’ billboards began popping up in cities like London, Berlin, Dublin and Cardiff, a possible nod to the fact that the singer has named each of her last three albums after the age she was when she wrote them.

Then, on Monday, the Grammy winner changed all of her social media layouts to a turquoise colour that matched the aesthetics of the billboards.

Adele said in a hosting gig on Saturday Night Live last year that while she was hard at work on her fourth studio album, it wasn’t quite ready yet.

“I know there’s been a lot of chatter about me just being the host. Like, why isn’t she the musical guest and stuff like that,” she said in her monologue. “And there’s a couple of reasons: My album’s not finished, and I’m also too scared to do both.”

The album will be her first in six years after ’25’ came out in 2015 and sold 11 million copies in America. Adele’s last two albums, ’25’ and ’21’, both won album of the year at the Grammys. Her total Grammy haul sits at 15, starting back in 2009 when she won best new artist.

She will likely have plenty of material to draw from — in the years since releasing her last record, Adele split from husband Simon Konecki after seven years together, and recently began dating sports agent Rich Paul.

‘Meenakshi Sundareshwar’ To Release On November 5

Sanya Malhotra and Abhimanyu Dassani-starrer ‘Meenakshi Sundareshwar’ is scheduled to release on November 5 on Netflix.

Directed by Vivek Soni and produced by Dharmatic Entertainment, ‘Meenakshi Sundareshwar’ encapsulates the various interlinked aspects of relationships, joint families, the awkwardness in a new marriage and everything in between. Announcing the release date, producer Karan Johar took to Instagram and wrote, “Get ready to witness this unique and super cute long-distance love story this festive season, with us.”

Abhimanyu, son of actor Bhagyashree, too, shared the news with his fans.

“Get ready to fall in love because Meenakshi and I are coming to set long distance relationship goals for all our beloved couple. #MeenakshiSundareshwar coming to Netflix on November 5th,” he wrote.
He also shared a poster of the film in which he can be seen resting his head on Sanya’s shoulder.

Vivek Soni has co-written the romantic film with Aarsh Vora.

‘Samosa And Sons’ To Release On Digital Platform

Sanjay Mishra and Brijendra Kala-starrer ‘Samosa And Sons’ is all set to release on a digital platform.

The name of the streaming platform has not been revealed yet. Helmed by Shalini Shah, ‘Samosa And Sons’ calls for an average Indian man’s irrepressible longing for a son and the age-old patriarchal conditioning that informs it. Recently, an event promoting the film and announcing its launch was held at Raj Bhavan, Mumbai, where Maharashtra governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari was the chief guest.

Speaking about the film, Sanjay said, “Last year we were all amid a pandemic and situation was very grave at that time, we didn’t know what will happen in the future, slowly and steadily things started to streamline. With God’s grace we shot a beautiful film called Samosa & Sons, not only is the film beautifully woven but all of us have worked extremely hard on it.”

‘Samosa And Sons’ is touted as a situational comedy.

“Light and entertaining in its tone, Samosa And Sons is a satire on the hypocrisy of our society that tries to conceal the desire of a son, but fails. The situational comedy becomes the apt tone to talk about the deep patriarchal conditioning in all of us,” director Shalini Shah said.

Neha Garg, Jeetu Shashtri, Meera Suyal, Rachna Bisht, and Minal Sah are also a part of ‘Samosa And Sons’.

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