Ashim Ahluwalia, known as a director of edgy films such as John & Jane and Miss Lovely that have premiered at Toronto and Cannes film festivals, is not an obvious choice to direct a young adult drama series for Netflix . But when local production house Bodhitree Multimedia approached him with a proposal for a Hindi remake of Spanish show Elite , he jumped at the chance. “I’ve always been interested in making something on teenagers, especially wealthy urban teenagers, because that’s a world that I know,” says Ahluwalia, who grew up in the tony neighborhoods of south Mumbai. “I went to a school that was very different to the school in Elite , or in this series, but had the same elements of class conflict. So while I’d never thought about doing a series before, I thought this would be an interesting project to do.” Created by Carlos Montero and Dario Madrona, Elite follows three scholarship kids from a modest socioeconomic background who get placed in an … [Read more...] about Ashim Ahluwalia On Portraying The Extremes Of India’s Wealth Gap In Netflix Young Adult Drama ‘Class’
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Getty Composite Dwayne Johnson 's mom, Ata Johnson , was involved in a terrifying car crash on Wednesday night -- one that left her Cadillac totally mangled -- but, thankfully, he said "she's OK." The Rock shared the news on his Instagram page Thursday evening ... revealing the accident was so bad, his mom's ride suffered a beat-up hood and bumper -- and a completely wrecked right front fender. Getty Fortunately, the former WWE superstar said the 74-year-old made it out of the accident apparently unscathed. "Angels of mercy watched over my mom as she was in a car crash late last night," Dwayne said. "She’ll survive and continue to get evaluated." He added, "This woman has survived lung cancer, tough marriage, head on collision with a drunk driver and attempted suicide. She’s a survivor, in ways that make angels and miracles real." Getty Dwayne didn't share further details of the crash -- but he did say it … [Read more...] about Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson’s Mom Involved In Bad Car Crash In L.A.
Atlanta Hawks Dejounte Murray should be good on sauce from Chick-fil-A FOREVER, or at least through the NBA season ... 'cause the Hawks star was gifted an enormous box filled with Polynesian packets! The Hawks guard got the surprise gift in the locker room right after the team's 132 to 100 win over the Suns in Phoenix on Wednesday. Of course, the NBA All-Star is obsessed with Chick-fil-A and their Polynesian sauce ... in fact, DJ was even eating CFA before the Hawks-Suns game. Murray's love of the sauce is well known, so when rookie guard Adrian Griffin Jr. handed him a box wrapped with paper printed with IG messages from fans talking about his love of the sweet and sour sauce, DJ knew what was in the box. Atlanta Hawks "I already know what it is," Murray laughed, "Polynesian! Haha!" And, unlike Karl-Anthony Towns roasting his teammate Anthony Edwards over his eating habits , it doesn't seem like anyone on the Hawks is … [Read more...] about Dejounte Murray Gifted Huge Box Filled W/ Polynesian Sauce From Chick-fil-A!!
Courtesy of NFL Saquon Barkley can pull off nasty juke moves against linebackers on the football field, but when it comes to dodgeball and Demario Davis ... ehhh, not so much. The New York Giants star proved he ain't exactly elite at the children's game during the 2023 Epic Pro Bowl Dodgeball tournament ... taking a huge shot right to the face!! Here's what happened ... Barkley and Davis, a New Orleans Saints linebacker, were the only ones left in the NFC offense vs. NFC defense competition on Thursday in Las Vegas -- and had to take each other out in a one-on-one showdown to win it all. Barkley showed off some impressive defensive moves by bobbing and weaving at first ... but that ended quickly after Davis threw a heater right at the guy's face. Waiting for your permission to load the Instagram Media. To his credit, Saquon shook it off -- and it actually helped his NFC team win ... because headshots aren't allowed, and Davis was DQ'ed for it. "Got … [Read more...] about Saquon Barkley Drilled In Face During Pro Bowl Dodgeball Game
Hulk Hogan has a message for his fans ... "Don't believe everything you hear!" Days after WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle provided a bleak health assessment of Hulk's current condition, saying he was in such rough shape he had no feeling in his legs and couldn't walk without a cane, TMZ Sports obtained a video which appears to show differently. The clip, shot by Hulk's longtime friend and sports agent, Darren Prince , was shot Thursday night and shows 69-year-old Hogan very much walking without a cane, doing his best Ric Flair strut. "Hulk Hogan here, the greatest of all time, a little stiff, a little sore, but woooooo!" before executing a walk that'd make Ric proud! Waiting for your permission to load the Instagram Media. Of course, Angle, on the latest episode of his podcast, said he spoke with Hogan last month during the taping of WWE Raw's 30th Anniversary show and the WWE legend told him he “had the nerves cut from his lower body" during back … [Read more...] about Hulk Hogan Says Kurt Angle’s Wrong About Health, Walks On Video To Prove It
Getty The NFL is promoting CPR awareness following the Damar Hamlin incident ... teaming up with the American Heart Association and Red Cross to help train those involved in youth sports to learn the procedure. The league says it is committed to ensuring all participants at the youth sports level are educated properly and have the necessary equipment to respond to medical emergencies in light of what happened to the Buffalo Bills safety during Monday Night Football last month. Getty "Being able to deliver care in emergency situations is not just important at sporting events, but in all walks of life," NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said. "Our continued partnerships with the American Heart Association and the American Red Cross will ensure even more people have the capability to administer CPR and respond to emergencies." "The tools and trainings exist to keep young athletes safe -- we embrace our responsibility to ensure that … [Read more...] about NFL Collabs With American Heart Association, Red Cross To Promote CPR Training
Getty Lil Baby 's 4PF artist Rylo Rodriguez is bound to his double cup by his own admission ... admitting to shelling out nearly $4K a week to feed his lean habit. The Atlanta rapper left Awaiz Dawave speechless when he made the shocking revelation during their chat inside Lenox Square last year, and the footage has slowly been shocking fans across the internet. Waiting for your permission to load the Instagram Media. Rylo says it takes him about 3 days to finish a pint of lean ... hence the swift re-up that runs his bank account over $200K annually!!! Rappers getting it out of the mud has become a common practice, but maybe Rylo should take a page out of Sada Baby 's book of sobriety and reroute the course to save his finances ... and his liver. TMZ.com TMZ Hip Hop recently spoke to the Detroit rapper who once had an even bigger budget for his lean excursions ... dropping $20K per week just to go codeine crazy. Sada told us he … [Read more...] about Lil Baby’s Artist Rylo Rodriguez Admits Spending $4K Per Week On Lean
Louisiana rapper Rob49 is back on his feet after being shot last month … and is doubling down on his murder rap career with his new single. The up-and-coming Louisiana rapper thanked fans for their well wishes before dropping off the video to “4God II” on Friday … and stepped into The Shade Room to assure fans he wasn’t hiding any injuries and urged them to check out the track. Waiting for your permission to load the Instagram Media. Directed by music video vet Gerard Victor , the “4God II” video features the 24-year-old rapper spitting lyrics about being the #1 target for opps and riding around in bulletproof vehicles. He also flashes his ice inside a Rolls-Royce … but also an arm sling, as a result of his injuries sustained on the night of January 5. Rob49 and French Montana were filming a music video when gunmen arrived on the scene and opened fire, striking Rob49 and several others including French’s bodyguard. TMZ.com No fatalities … [Read more...] about Rob49 Drops New Vid After Being Shot During French Montana Collab
Seth Rollins just went in on Logan Paul -- saying he REALLY doesn't like the guy ... while adding that the former YouTuber should leave the WWE and go back to "buying counterfeit Pokemon cards." The WWE superstar unleashed on Jake Paul 's older brother during an Instagram Live sesh on Friday ... just days after the 27-year-old shockingly eliminated him from the Royal Rumble. Rollins insisted he ain't alone in his dislike of the WWE newbie ... saying other wrestlers can't stand him either. He then questioned Paul's real reasons for joining the org. Getty "At the end of the day," Rollins said in his two-plus-minute rant, "he's just not a wrestler. You know? He doesn't want to be a wrestler. He just wants to be famous." "He doesn't care about the industry," Rollins added. "He's not a wrestler." Rollins did throw at least one compliment Paul's way -- giving him credit for his athleticism -- before he trashed the guy again for the way … [Read more...] about Seth Rollins Trashes Logan Paul, ‘He’s Just Not A Wrestler’
Gallery Launch Gallery Instagram Madonna learned the hard way this weekend you can't throw a banger in The Hamptons without neighbors calling the cops. We're told Madge threw her 57th B-Day party Saturday night and it was so loud the neighbor's houses were shaking. Law enforcement tells us, around 2:30 AM, they were called after a neighbor complained about ear-shattering noise. Cops say they never spoke with Madonna, because by the time they got there the partygoers knew something was about to go down so they muted the noise. One source says ... after cops left the party started raging again. As for the hangover, we suggest sunglasses and plenty of Tylenol. … [Read more...] about Madonna — Cops Called After Raging 57th B-Day Party (PHOTOS)