QuickE: Aishwarya at Cannes, B’town Mourns for Reema Lagoo & More
1. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan Arrives in Cannes With Aaradhya
Aiswarya Rai Bachchan looked stylish as ever as she flew in a Burberry coat, from Mumbai to Cannes. The look was completed with a Christian Louboutin handbag and pink flats. Accompanying her is daughter Aaradhya who already seems to love the camera. However, it was Aaradhya Bachchan that struck cute poses, much to the paparazzi’s delight.
2. Film Industry Mourns Reema Lagoo’s Sudden Demise
Bollywood’s favourite new-age mom, Reema Lagoo, passed away following a cardiac arrest in Mumbai on Thursday morning. The versatile actor who was a part of several theatre productions, TV shows and films was 59 and she breathed her last at Mumbai’s Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital.
Lagoo rose to fame after playing the role of Salman Khan’s mother in Sooraj Barjatya’s blockbuster Maine Pyar Kiya (1989), she also played Juhi Chawla’s mom in Aamir Khan’s debut hit Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak (1988). The actress has been a part of several Bollywood successes such as Aashiqui, Saajan, Hum Aapke Hain Koun...!, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Vaastav, Hum Saath Saath Hain and Kal Ho Na Ho.
Besides films, Reema was also popular for starring in TV shows such as Tu Tu Main Main, Shrimaan Shrimati and other Marathi serials.
Bollywood expressed shock and grief at her death.
3. Kangana Ranaut Rubbishes Apurva Asrani’s Allegations Over Simran
Even as things heat up around who gets the writing credits for Hansal Mehta’s Simran, actor Kangana Ranaut has responded to writer Apurva Asrani’s allegations of her trying to cheat him of his work. In an interview to Huffington Post, Kangana says Apurva’s story was drastically different from Simran’s final script.
According to the actor, Apurva’s story was a “dark thriller” where a drug-addict “goes into a life of crime”. Kangana says she felt that it had to be rewritten because the story would appeal to a very limited audience and once on it, realised that Apurva “didn’t meet my expectations”.
4. Kamal Haasan On Speculation Around Rajinikanth Joining Politics
There’s a lot of speculation around the possibility of Rajinikanth entering into politics. So what does his contemporary Kamal Haasan think of the idea? Well, here’s what the veteran actor had to say about Tamil Nadu politics and Rajini’s future.
Good idea, bad idea... who am I to decide? He and I never interfere in one another’s career decisions. Whether it is the choice of films, or politics, we don’t advise one another. Tamil politics is in such a state of flux. Anything is possible. Whether he joins politics or I, who can tell what will happen in the future?Kamal Haasan, Actor
5. Soundgarden Singer Chris Cornell Dies at 52 After Hanging Himself
Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell died of hanging by suicide, the Wayne County Medical Examiner's Office said on Thursday.
Cornell, 52, was found dead in his Detroit hotel bathroom on Wednesday night after playing a concert in the city with the grunge band.
Cornell's publicist Brian Bumbery said earlier that the singer's death was “sudden and unexpected.”