If reports are to be believed, Ananya Panday and Ishaan Khatter who were apparently dating each other, have parted ways. The rumours of their romance started during the promotions of Khaali Peeli. Many media portals reported that the duo is more than just co-stars or friends. Soon, they started vacationing together. Not so long ago, when Shahid Kapoor celebrated his birthday in the presence of his family and close friends, Ananya also made it to the special guest list, which subtly confirmed her alleged relationship with Ishaan. While none of them have openly admitted to their relationship, rumours suggest that they have mutually ended their relationship owing to work commitments. In her recent tete-a-tete with News18, when Ananya was asked if she gets affected when a lot is written about her personal life, she said, "I think I have got better for sure. There are days when I feel a little upset or bogged down by certain things." "But I try to switch off. I try … [Read more...] about Ananya Panday Reacts To Break Up Rumours With Ishaan Khatter; ‘There Are Days When I Feel A Little Upset’
Setting personal boundaries at work
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?
David Bowie unquestionably became a great rock star—the greatest ever, according to a tribute published by Rolling Stone after his death in 2016. Yet, it comes closer to the truth to call Bowie a “rock star,” the quotation marks suggesting that what Bowie created was a persona of the rock god, in much the same way that Cary Grant manufactured the quintessential image of the glamorous “movie star.” This is not to take away from his genuine accomplishments as a singer, songwriter and musician—he couldn’t have forged such a compelling persona without those gifts. Bowie’s real project was making art, and rock music and performance are best understood as just some of his modes of artistic expression. Brett Morgen’s documentary Moonage Daydream , which premiered in the Cannes Midnight Screenings section, does supreme justice to Bowie by presenting him above all as an artist intent on exploring not only popular music, but painting, video, writing, dance, and film and … [Read more...] about Cannes Review: Brett Morgen’s David Bowie Documentary ‘Moonage Daydream’
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
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
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
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