From Soundgarden and Audislave’s frontman Chris Cornell’s suicide, to Kangana Ranaut opening up about Apurva Asrani’s accusations, here’s a roundup of all the news in cinema today.
Director AL Vijay has signed Telugu actor Naga Shourya for his next project Karu.
Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor will play a father and son in 102 Not Out. Amitabh will play a 102-year-old man while Rishi Kapoor plays a 75-year-old man.
Devi Sri Prasad has been roped in as the official music director of Saamy 2, replacing Harris Jayaraj.
Rakyesh Omprakash Mehra’s next film has been titled Mere Pyaare Prime Minister.
Heard On The Street
After the controversy around the writing credits for Simran, Kangana Ranaut is reportedly facing another battle – this time with Ketan Mehta. He has sent her a legal notice for allegedly stealing the concept of a Rani of Jhansi film from him.
Saif Ali Khan’s talent agency had been receiving threatening calls and emails from unknown persons. The perpetrators are unhappy with Saif’s upcoming film Bazaar, which is based on city life and stock trading.
Kangana Ranaut has broken her silence over Apurva Asrani’s claim that she should not have been given co-writing credit for Hansal Mehta’s Simran. In an exclusive interview with HuffPost India, Kangana said that Apurva is a regular offender when it comes to stepping over others for credits.
“Apurva is not fighting for his credits. He already has them. He’s hellbent on not giving me mine,” she asserts in the interview.
Shahid‘s writer, Sameer Gautam, too chimed in. In a recent Facebook post, he said that Apurva was in the habit of passing off others’ work as his own.
Chris Cornell, frontman of hard rock bands Soundgarden and Audioslave, died on Wednesday night in Detroit, hours after the band had performed there. He was 52. He committed suicide by hanging himself, leaving family, friends, and fans shocked.
Hours before his suicide, he was active on social media, tweeting enthusiastically #Detroit finally back to Rock City!!!!”. However, in several interviews in the past, he had talked about battling a drug problem almost all his life.
Let Them Eat Cake!
Actors Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Peter Mayhew, writer Ruskin Bond, and singer Sam Smith all turn a year older today!