QuickE: Salman Khan vs Big B; Kangana in Legal Trouble & More
Rajkummar Rao nominated in the Best Actor category for ‘Newton’ at the 11th Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA).
1. Salman Khan Is Losing the TV War to Amitabh Bachchan
Salman Khan’s show Bigg Boss is known for its controversies and of course the crazy TRPs. But looks like there is someone giving Salman competition and it’s none other than Amitabh Bachchan. Bigg Boss 11 did take off well with great ratings, but soon Bachchan’s charm and charisma in Kaun Banega Crorepati 9 trumped over the reality show with highest TRPs.
2. To Kangana, With Law: Pancholi to File Dual Defamation Suit?
It’s raining lawsuits for Kangana Ranaut. After Hrithik Roshan, Aditya Pancholi and his wife Zarina Wahab are gearing up to slam a double defamation suit against the Simran star.
Pancholi and Wahab had sent a legal notice to Kangana a few days back asking her to apologise unconditionally for her comments against them during Simran promotions. But they are not happy with her lawyer’s reply and are now ready to take the next legal step.
3. Rajkummar Rao, ‘Sexy Durga’ Director Nominated for APSA
Actor Rajkummar Rao, Sexy Durga director Sanal Kumar Sasidharan and Manipuri movie Lady of the Lake are representing India in the nomination list for the 11th Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA).
Rajkummar's name features in the Best Performance by an Actor category for his performance in Newton, which has also been nominated for Best Screenplay Award for Amit V Masurkar and Mayank Tewari.
4. Amazon Programming Chief Roy Price Accused of Sexual Harassment
In the aftermath of Harvey Weinstein’s alleged sexual harassment and assault of various women, reports are also circulating about Amazon’s programming chief, Roy Price. Isa Hackett, executive producer of series such as Amazon’s The Man in the High Castle and the upcoming anthology series, Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams, claims that Price propositioned her in a cab at a promotional event once.
5. More Than 50% A-Rated Films in 2015-16 Were in Hindi & Telugu
In 2015-2016, more than 1,900 Indian feature films (digital) were certified by the Censor Board, 20 percent of them having the A-certificate.
Hindi and Telugu films accounted for more than 50 percent of all the A-certified films. And more than 40 percent of the Hindi films were given A-certificate, the highest for any language.
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