Top Entertainment News: Prabhas to Star in Nag Ashwin’s Next
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Bob Iger Steps Down as CEO of Disney
Bob Iger has announced that he is stepping down as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Walt Disney Company. Iger, who assumed the position in 2005, will be replaced by Bob Chapek, who previously ran the company's parks and products division.
In a statement, the company said Iger has assumed the role of executive chairman and will direct Disney's creative endeavours. He will stay on at Disney through the end of this contract on December 31, 2021. “I have the utmost confidence in Bob and look forward to working closely with him over the next 22 months as he assumes this new role and delves deeper into Disney's multi-faceted global businesses and operations, while I continue to focus on the company's creative endeavours,” Iger said.
(With inputs from PTI)
Prabhas to Star in Nag Ashwin's Next Film
South actor Prabhas will star in filmmaker Nag Ashwin's next movie, which will also mark the celebration of 50 years of production banner Vyjayanthi Movies. The production house shared the announcement on Twitter via video clip.
Prabhas, who gained a pan-India fan following post the success of Baahubali, is currently working on his 20th film, tentatively titled Prabhas 20. The film is directed by KK Radha Krishna and produced by Gopi Krishna movies in association with UV Creations.
Poorna, Madhoo Join Cast of Kangana-Starrer ‘Thalaivi'
Actors Shamna Kasim, aka Poorna, and Madhoo have joined the cast of Jayalalithaa biopic Thalaivi. Directed by AL Vijay, the film stars Kangana Ranaut in the titular role. Poorna will play the late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister’s aide and Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam (AAMK) leader Sasikala. Madhoo has been signed on to play VN Janaki, the wife of former All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) founder MG Ramachandran.
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