Salman's TV Production to Go on Floors
Salman Khan’s fictionalised show on wrestler Gama Pehalwan will go on floors in April, reports Mumbai Mirror. The show is written and directed by Punit Issar and will feature Sohal Khan and Mohammed Nazim. It will be shot in Punjab and London.
Nimrat Kaur to Return to 'Homeland' for Eighth Season
Nimrat Kaur will return to political drama Homeland for its eight Ahd final season, which will air in India in June. Mumbai Mirror reports that the actor will film in Casablanca in Monaco. She will reprise her role as Tasneem Qureshi, a member of Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), whom she played in the fourth season.
New Posters for Varun Dhawan's 'Street Dancer 3D'
The makers of Varun Dhawan and Shraddha Kapoor starrer Street Dancer 3D have released two new posters from the film.
Check them out:
The film also stars Prabhu Deva and Nora Fatehi and releases on 8 November.
Case Registered Against Pandya, Rahul for Comments on 'Koffee With Karan'
A case against Indian cricketers Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul and Karan Johar, has been registered in Jodhpur. The complaint has been filed following the comments made on an episode of KJo’s talk show Koffee With Karan, featuring the two cricketers, in January. This is the first time that the filmmaker has also found himself in trouble, after the two sportspersons were suspended pending inquiry by the national cricket board.
Read more on The Quint.
Telugu TV Actor Naga Jhansi Found Dead in Hyderabad Home
Telugu television actor Naga Jhansi killed herself at her house in Hyderabad on Wednesday, police said. 21-year-old Jhansi was found in her flat in an apartment complex in Sri Nagar colony in the city. She was known for her work in serials such as Pavitra Bandhan.
According to the police, the actor was alone in the flat at the time of the incident. Her brother Durga Prasad alerted the neighbours when she did not respond to repeated knocks on the door. They broke open the door and found her dead. Her body was shifted to government-run Gandhi Hospital for an autopsy and a case was registered in the Punjagutta police station.
Read more on The Quint.
Liam Neeson Film Event Cancelled Amid Racism Row
A New York red carpet opening of Liam Neeson's latest film has been cancelled amid a row over his comments that he once wanted to kill a random black man after a friend was raped. Reporters were told the event for Cold Pursuit was being pulled two hours before it was scheduled to happen, the BBC reported. Organisers of the event said there would be no photographs or interviews at the New York City showing.
The actor was speaking to promote the film, a revenge thriller, when he spoke of the alleged rape took that place a long time ago and he found out about it when he came back from a trip abroad.
HR. Kelly Announces Tour Amid Sex Assault Scandale said: "She handled the situation of the rape in the most extraordinary way. But my immediate reaction was... I asked, did she know who it was? No. What colour were they? She said it was a black person. I went up and down areas with a cosh, hoping I'd be approached by somebody -- I'm ashamed to say that -- and I did it for maybe a week, hoping some 'black bastard' would come out of a pub and have a go at me about something, you know? So that I could kill him."
Neeson has denied he is racist but the remarks, published by The Independent on Monday, sparked an outcry.
(With inputs from IANS)
R Kelly Announces Tour Amid Sex Assault Scandal
Singer R Kelly, whose career is reeling from the longstanding sexual misconduct allegations presented in the documentary Surviving R Kelly, has announced his tour in the US, Australia, New Zealand and Sri Lanka. No dates or venues were listed, simply that the tour is "coming soon". Kelly has two tour dates in Germany scheduled for April, reports variety.com.
While multiple detailed allegations of sexually abusive behaviour by Kelly towards young women date back more than 20 years, he has never been convicted of a crime and he has consistently denied any wrongdoing.
He was charged with child pornography in 2000 after a video surfaced that purported to show him having sex with an underage woman, but the woman refused to testify and he was acquitted in 2008.
Most of Kelly's scheduled concerts in the US in the past couple of years have been cancelled due to public outcry and/or poor ticket sales.
'Modern Family' to Wrap up With 11th Season
Popular comedy show "Modern Family" has been renewed for the 11th season, which will be its final one.
The 20th Century Fox Television series has been an anchor of ABC's primetime schedule since its premiere in 2009.
Network ABC on Tuesday made the announcement on the final season, reports variety.com.
Created by Steve Levitan and Christopher Lloyd, the domestic comedy revolves around an extended family. It won five consecutive Emmy Awards for Best Comedy series from 2010 to 2014.
"Modern Family" has seen its audience decline in recent season but it consistently ranks among ABC's top five scripted series.
Jennifer Lawrence Gets Engaged
Actor Jennifer Lawrence got engaged to boyfriend Cooke Maroney.
The pair sparked engagement rumours after Lawrence on Tuesday stepped out wearing a ring on her left ring finger, reports PageSix.com.
"It was a giant rock. They seemed like they were celebrating and people were talking about it. The ring was very noticeable... She was wearing a cute black dress with white polka dots," the publication quoted a source as saying.
The "Red Sparrow" star started dating the art gallerist in June last year after being introduced by a friend.