Beyonce launches The Lion King song Spirit

It will also appear in the movie at a crucial moment between Simba and Nala. It is influenced by everything from R&B, pop, hip hop and Afro Beat,” Beyonce said in a statement. She added, “I wanted to put everyone on their own journey to link the storyline. Each song was written to reflect the…


Mandira Bedi’s memoir Happy For No Reason to release in 2020

Ranjana Sengupta, deputy publisher, Penguin Random House India, said Bedi is not just a “successful actor, business woman and fitness icon”, but also “someone who has smashed many glass ceilings”. I have lived life, going with the flow and that has brought me to the only goal I ever hoped to get to – being…


Bengali actor Swarup Dutta passes away

He had been suffering from age-related ailments for quite some time. Swarup Dutta, who was inspired by Utpal Dutt during his school days in south Kolkata, had also acted with the late thespian in his theatre troupe. The golden era of Bengali cinema as represented by such stalwarts is fading away, actor Sudipta Chakraborty tweeted…


Guna 360 trailer: Kartikeya starrer seems deeply formulaic

This is a regular trope in masala-action films. 0 Comment(s) Due in cinemas in August, Guna 369 is Kartikeya’s second film to release this year after Hippi, a dull and unoriginal attempt in the romantic comedy genre. The fight sequences also look very familiar as the emphasis is on making the hero look good, instead…


Kalki Koechlin to feature in web series Bhram

Advertising Bhram revolves around a novelist (Kalki) with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and how she goes through a range of emotions while pursuing a story. ZEE5’s another women-centric series Kaafir, starring Dia Mirza and Mohit Raina in the lead, gained a lot of appreciation and the makers are happy to present another female driven project…


Sridevi Bungalow makers assured the film has no connection with Sridevi: Arbaaz Khan

Sridevi, aged 53, died of accidental drowning in her hotel room’s bathtub in Dubai in February 2018. “They said the story has no relevance with her and that they had registered the story and the title of the film long back.” Arbaaz Khan and Priya Varrier on the sets of Sridevi Bungalow. Priya echoed Arbaaz’s…


Sent to Indonesia by a fake film executive? The FBI wants to talk to you

The agency has an online form for people who think they might have been a victim of this swindle as far back as 2013. Todd Hemmen, assistant special agent in charge at the FBI’s San Diego office, where the investigation is centered, said potential victims need to be cautious about offers involving trips to Indonesia,…


Could Jack have fit? A Titanic question for Leonardo DiCaprio

“Things happen for artistic reasons, not for physics reasons.” In February, Cameron quashed the discussion once again, describing what he called “dumbass arguments associated with it.” Advertising “It’s just stupid,” he told BBC Radio 1. Of course, that leaves aside the subzero temperatures of the Atlantic. A smirking DiCaprio was unmoved. He wouldn’t be the…


More films with space backdrop should be made: Mission Mangal actor Taapsee Pannu

Mission Mangal, produced by Cape of Good Films, Hope Productions and Fox Star Studios, is scheduled to be released on August 15 this year. The trailer of the film is set to be launched tomorrow. “Technically, I don’t think we have a doubt. “I was excited to share screen space with such brilliant actors. It…


Idris Elba was initially meant to reference James Bond in Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw

0 Comment(s) It’s too close to what everybody’s talking about,” the actor said. Advertising Talking to Variety on the sidelines of the film’s world premiere, Johnson said Elba made a decision against giving a shout out to the British spy, a role which has long been in his wishlist, as it would have been “too…


Sanjay Dutt on Baba: I am happy we are associated with a good film

The main pillar of strength in my life and in the film is also the same (referring to his father Sunil Dutt). He said, “I would love to work in Marathi cinema if a director offers me a good role.” Baba marks the debut of Deepak Dobriyal in Marathi cinema. He plays a father to…


Baba trailer: An emotional journey of a father and son

Deepak Dobriyal’s portrayal of a father will remind you of his act from Irrfan Khan starrer Hindi Medium. Baba is slated to release on August 2, 2019. At the trailer launch, Deepak, who is making his debut in Marathi cinema with Raj R Gupta directorial Baba, remarked the film was difficult to do. Initially, I…


Akshay Kumar to donate Rs 2 crore towards relief work in Assam, Kaziranga National Park

As many as 562 distribution centres have been set up for providing relief to the affected people, it said. Advertising All 33 districts of Assam have come under the grip of the deluge, which has so far claimed 17 lives and affected over 45 lakh people. With two persons dying due to landslides triggered by…


Digital shows have broken the star system: Goldie Behl

“If you haven’t done TV, then you would not know how to do serialised content, which is about capturing the attention of the audience that is distracted. “I always wanted to do something around romance, music and high-school. The ZEE5 series premieres on July 25. 0 Comment(s) The director is now keen to come up…


Here’s why remaking The Lion King is a tougher task than The Jungle Book

Not just this, the increasing trend of bringing back franchises (Men in Black) that were once popular has started to take a toll on the audience as the lack of originality in movies is starkly visible now. The emotional connect with The Lion King is higher which makes the stakes even higher. Mowgli was the…