Sony TV's quiz-based reality show Kaun Banega Crorepati 11 encountered controversy after 'Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj' was referred to as 'Shivaji' in one of the questions. Recently, Sony TV had issued an apology by sharing a video and captioned it, "There was an inaccurate reference to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj during Wednesday's KBC episode, due to inadvertence. We deeply regret the same and being mindful of the sentiments of our viewers have carried a scroll expressing regret during our episode yesterday." - (sic) Now, Big B and showrunner Siddhartha Basu have followed suit with an apology. Sharing a snapshot of the question, Siddhartha Basu tweeted, "No insult or disrespect whatsoever was intended to the memory of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj in a question on KBC 11. This season there have been a number of questions which have all used his name with the full title. Apologies for the inadvertent omission of title in the choice." - (sic) Quoting Basu's tweet, Big B tweeted, "No … [Read more...] about KBC 11 ‘Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj’ Row: After Sony TV, Now Amitabh Bachchan Apologises
Veteran Actress Soni Razdan has always sought out interesting work that provides her with an opportunity to portray fleshed out characters. Soni, who will be seen in a cameo role in Hotstar series Out of Love that deals with the subject of infidelity. The actress while promoting her new show opened up and shared her views on the subjects of marriage and infidelity. ''Out of Love'' is a show that looks at the subject of infidelity and how that affects the bonds between people. Today, with women becoming more economically independent, the institution of marriage seems to be crumbling. I am not advocating infidelity, just looking at it very objectively," Razdan said. She further elaborated and stated that "There is nothing great about cheating on someone but it seems to be happening all the time so perhaps it's the institution of marriage itself that's not working. While marriage served a purpose 100 years ago; that purpose may not be the same now. Women are not so easily taken for … [Read more...] about Actress Soni Razdan Believes That The Institution Of Marriage Is Crumbling
Oscar-winner Natalie Portman is reportedly in early talks to star in Universal's biopic of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. The actress is likely to join lead actor Michael Fassbender, who is playing Jobs in the Danny Boyle-directed film, said the Hollywood Reporter. Natalie is reportedly going to play the role of Joanna Hoffman, who was the head of marketing for the Mac team. Sony Pictures had been working on developing the project, written by Aaron Sorkin, before Universal picked up the film. Many stars including Christian Bale and Leonardo DiCaprio were attached to play Jobs at various phases but the role finally went to Fassbender. Oscar-winning Director Danny Boyle's Steve Jobs is making a lot of headlines over casting. Earlier, Christian Bale was speculated to have been selected to play Steve Jobs. However, Bale walked out. According to a source, the Oscar-winning actor felt that he was not the right choice for the role and finally decided to withdraw his name. The film was about to … [Read more...] about Natalie Portman To Star In Danny Boyle’s Steve Jobs?
Good Boys served as one of the only surprise bright spots this summer at the box office, when it debuted to $21.4 million last weekend, making for one of the best comedy debuts of the year. As summer winds down, we're getting another uneven dump of studio releases this weekend, which will likely see the coming-of-age flick surrender the crown. Lionsgate's Angel Has Fallen, Fox Searchlight's Ready or Not and Sony's Overcomer are all debuting for the movie-going public to choose from. Vegas odds are on Angel Has Fallen, the third entry in the "Fallen" series starring Gerard Butler as Secret Service agent Mike Banning, taking the top spot with between $13 and $18 million. The action flick, directed by Ric Roman Waugh, has been met with a mixed response from critics thus far. But a strong supporting cast that includes Morgan Freeman, Jada Pinkett Smith and Nick Nolte, as well as a lack of new, mass appeal popcorn entertainment, should pave the way for the Lionsgate release to debut at … [Read more...] about Angel Has Fallen Takes Aim at Good Boys, But Ready or Not May Pull Box Office Surprise
Angel Has Fallen was easily able to take the top spot at this weekend's box office. The action movie took in an estimated $11.6 million for the three days and $14.5 million for the four-day holiday weekend. To date, it has earned just over $43.6 million. Despite Disney's massive success this summer, the box office as a whole has been down 2% when compared to last year's receipts. Year to date, the box office is down 6%. Good Boys continues its success and hung in at number two at the box office this weekend. The comedy brought in $9.1 million for the three days and then $11.6 million for the four days with a domestic grand total of $58.6 million. Disney's The Lion King remake also held steady this weekend and took the third spot after bringing in $6.7 million. To date, the remake has made over $1.56 billion and is now the seventh highest grossing movie of all time globally. Hobbs & Shaw was able to take the fourth position this weekend after bringing in $6.2 million. While the Fast … [Read more...] about Angel Has Fallen Holds Strong to Win Holiday Weekend Box Office with $14.5M