Indian streamer SonyLIV and Applause Entertainment are returning to the underworld of fraud. The pair are working on Scam 2003: The Telgi Story and cast Gagan Dev Riar to play the lead. The second season of the franchise is a follow up to the lauded Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story , which transported star Pratik Gandhi — who is set to star at Mahatma Gandhi in an upcoming Applause-produced drama series — into the Indian A-list. Scam 2003 will see veteran theater artist Dev Riar play Abdul Karim Telgi, a fruit seller who built a criminal empire by counterfeiting stamp papers. Born in Khanapur in Karnataka, Telgi became the mastermind behind one of the most ingenious schemes in Indian history that spread across multiple states and shook the entire country. The series will be adapted from the Hindi-language book Reporter Ki Diary from journalist Sanjay Singh, who broke the story in the early 2000s. Hansal Mehta and Tushar Hiranandani are directing, with … [Read more...] about SonyLIV Orders ‘Scam 1992’ Sequel ‘Scam 2003: The Telgi Story’; Applause Entertainment Casts Gagan Dev Riar As Counterfit Papers King
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BBC bosses have for the first time indicated they may be open to a change in the corporation’s funding model after 2027. Director General Tim Davie told a UK House of Lords Committee session on BBC Funding yesterday that he is “open minded” about the future of the £159 ($200) annual fee so long as it doesn’t lose audiences, while chair Richard Sharp said the BBC is prepared to face “existential questions” on the future. Davie, who countered that there is “jeopardy” in changing the established funding model, said he and Sharp will be involved closely with the UK government’s forthcoming landmark review of the fee, which kicks off next month. Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries, who recently rubberstamped the sale of Channel 4, has indicated a preference for the BBC to change the way in which it is funded when the charter ends in 2027. She has frozen the licence fee for the next two years, a move that will lose the BBC around £1.5BN ($1.9BN) over the next five years, it … [Read more...] about BBC Bosses “Open Minded” About Future Of Licence Fee, Will Be Closely Involved With Landmark Funding Review
Tom Hollander Starring In Billie August Post-WWII Drama ‘Me, You’ The Night Manager and Gosford Park star Tom Hollander has landed a lead role in Billie August coming of age post-World War II drama feature Me, You . Adapted from Erri De Luca’s novel Tu, Mio , it also has Daisy Jacob ( National Theatre Live: The Hard Problem ) and Alessandr Gassman ( Transporter 2 ) attached and will begin principle photography in Ischia, Italy in September. The plot follows teenage boy Marco, who sails the tranquil seas around Naples with a hardened fisherman. Marco falls love with an enigmatic girl, Caia, whose painful past fuels a ferocious resentment in him, setting off alarm bells. August ( Pelle the Conqueror , The Best Intentions ) is directing, with Greg Latter writing the screenplay. Brilliant Pictures’ Sean O’Kelly and Marc Bikindou are producing along with Cristaldi Pics’ Mark Hammond. Hollander is represented by Anonymous Content in the US and United Agents in the UK. … [Read more...] about Tom Hollander Cast In ‘Me, You’; Cleopatra’s ‘Frost’ (Exclusive); Netflix India; BBC Player Poland; Viaplay Doc; BAFTA Elevate — Global Briefs
Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah 's Dayaben AKA Disha Vakani has welcomed her second child. Yes, the actress was blessed with a baby boy a few days ago. Notably, her businessman-husband Mayur Padia and her actor-brother Mayur Vakani confirmed the news with Times of India. Mayur Vakani, who plays the role of Sunderlal in Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah told the portal, "I am happy that I have become an uncle again. In 2017, Disha had her baby girl and now she has become a mother again, and I have become mama again. I am very happy." On the other hand, Disha Vakani's husband Mayur Padia said, "Disha is busy with our newborn son and she will speak to you soon." Well, Disha has been away from the showbiz for more than 5 years now. She is quite popular for her role of Dayaben in Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah . Her fans are eagerly waiting to see her again in the show. When asked her brother Mayur about her comeback, he said, "Disha will surely return to the … [Read more...] about TMKOC’s Dayaben AKA Disha Vakani Blessed With Baby Boy, Confirms Brother Mayur Vakani
Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah was recently in the news after Shailesh Lodha, who played the role of Tarak Mehta, quit the long-running sitcom after 14 years. Now, according to various media reports, Munmun Dutta aka Babita Ji is also going to bid adieu to the show. Rumours are rife that the actress will leave the Sony SAB show to participate in a reality show. Reportedly, the makers of Bigg Boss OTT have approached Munmun to appear as a contestant on the upcoming second season of the show. The actress, who is a huge fan of the reality series, had even appeared on the Salman Khan hosted Bigg Boss 15 as a challenger along with Surbhi Chandna, Vishal Puri, and Akanksha Puri during the 'Ticket to Finale' task, a few months ago. However, it must be noted that nothing has been confirmed in this regard as of yet as no official announcements have been made by the actress or the makers. Interestingly, this is not the first that the reports of Munmun … [Read more...] about Munmun Dutta To Quit Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah To Participate In Bigg Boss OTT 2?
Powerstar Pawan Kalyan is one proud father now. The actor recently got together with his ex-wife, Renu Desai and children Akira Nandan, Aadhya. The happy father and children were looking all smiles on the occasion of Akira's High School graduation ceremony. Taking to her instagram handle, producer and director Renu Desai shared the news with a picture. She even penned an emotional note for her son on the joyous occasion. A picture of the four has been doing the rounds on the internet ever since. She wrote, "An era ends, and an era begins. Proud parents of an amazing boy on his graduation day. No more getting ready for school early morning, no more worrying about the bus timing, no more rushing to get the lunch packed on time, no more tuition, no more PTM, no more school. I have told Akira that his true journey begins now, and I hope he finds his own spot in the sunlight without needing the light of his parents. My little baby grew up really fast." On … [Read more...] about Pawan Kalyan Attends Son Akira’s Graduation Ceremony, Picture Goes Viral
Superstar Mahesh Babu is high on the reception of his latest film Sarkaru Vaari Paata. The actor has been basking in the appreciation pouring his way. The actor is taking part in success meets with fans and organising parties for his friends from film fraternity and around. Meanwhile, Lokesh Kanagaraj, the young director on a spree of big-budget, star studded movies has come down to Hyderabad for promotions of his upcoming film Vikram, starring Kamal Haasan, Fahadh Faasil and Vijay Sethupathi. Buzz is that the director has met Mahesh Babu and the duo reportedly interacted for almost an hour or more. Owing to the fact, speculations are rife about a possible collaboration between them. Mahesh Babu is always on a lookout for directors with successful films behind their back and is willing to experiment with stories. He has earlier mentioned the same and movies like Arjun, Sainikudu, Khaleja, Sarileru Nikevvaru, and Sarkaru Vaari Paata are proof to it. … [Read more...] about Vikram Director Lokesh Kanagaraj Meets Mahesh Babu For An Hour and Rumours Spark A New Collab
For Quick Alerts Subscribe Now Sarkaru Vaari Paata 12 Days Collections: మళ్ళీ ఊహించని షాక్.. ఆ స్థాయిలో నష్టాలు తప్పేలా లేవు? View Sample For Quick Alerts ALLOW NOTIFICATIONS For Daily Alerts Must Watch హోమ్ న్యూస్ News | Updated: Monday, August 21, 2017, 15:05 [IST] శింబు కథానాయకుడిగా నటించిన చిత్రం 'సరసుడు'. నయనతార, ఆండ్రియా, ఆదాశర్మ కథానాయికలు. పాండిరాజ్ దర్శకత్వం వహించారు. టి.రాజేందర్ నిర్మాత. సెప్టెంబరు 8న ప్రేక్షకుల ముందుకు తీసుకొస్తున్నారు. ఈ చిత్రం తమిళంలో 'ఇదు నమ్మ ఆళు' పేరుతో రిలీజై 27 కోట్లకు పైగా కలెక్ట్ చేసి శింబు కెరీర్లోనే నెంబర్వన్ హిట్గా నిలిచింది. శింబు, నయనతార శింబు సినీ ఆర్ట్స్లో ‘కుర్రాడొచ్చాడు' తర్వాత తెలుగులో రిలీజవుతున్న ఈ చిత్రంపై మంచి ఎక్స్పెక్టేషన్స్ వున్నాయి. శింబు, నయనతార ప్రేమించుకొని బ్రేక్అప్ అయిన చాలాకాలం తర్వాత మళ్ళీ వీళ్లిద్దరికీ కథ బాగా నచ్చి చేసిన చిత్రం ఇది. వాళ్లిద్దరి మధ్య వచ్చే రొమాంటిక్ సీన్స్ అన్నీ చాలా … [Read more...] about నాన్న పాటలు రాసాడు, తమ్ముడు సంగీతం ఇచ్చాడు: సరసుడు తెలుగులో వస్తున్నాడు
For Quick Alerts Subscribe Now Sarkaru Vaari Paata 12 Days Collections: మళ్ళీ ఊహించని షాక్.. ఆ స్థాయిలో నష్టాలు తప్పేలా లేవు? View Sample For Quick Alerts ALLOW NOTIFICATIONS For Daily Alerts Must Watch హోమ్ బాలీవుడ్ Bollywood | Updated: Tuesday, May 24, 2022, 15:28 [IST] సల్మాన్ ఖాన్ హీరోగా కభీ ఈద్ కభీ దివాళీ సినిమా ఆరంభం నుంచి వివాదాలతో వార్తల్లో నిలుస్తోంది. తాజాగా సల్మాన్ ఖాన్ తో విభేదాలు నెలకొనడంతో దర్శకుడు ఫర్హాద్ సమ్జీ ఈ సినిమా నుంచి వైదొలిగినట్లు కూడా ప్రచారం జరిగింది. అయితే ఆ సంగతి ఎలా ఉన్నా ఇప్పుడు ఈ సినిమా మరోసారి వార్తల్లోకి ఎక్కింది. ఆ వివరాలు ఆగిపోయిందనుకున్నారు 2021 అక్టోబర్ లో సల్మాన్ ఖాన్ తో కబీ ఈద్ కబీ దివాలీ సినిమా చేయబోతున్నట్లుగా నిర్మాత సాజిద్ నడియావాలా ఘనంగా ప్రకటించారు. ఫర్హాద్ సమ్జీ ఈ చిత్రానికి దర్శకత్వం వహించనున్నట్లు ప్రకటనలో పేర్కొన్నారు. కరోనా సమసిపోతుందని అనుకున్నారు కానీ, ఆ సినిమా కరోనా కారణంగా షూటింగ్ దాకా కూడా వెళ్ళలేదు. ఈ … [Read more...] about సల్మాన్ కోసం రంగంలోకి మెగాస్టార్.. ముంబై టు హైదరాబాద్ షిఫ్టింగ్!