From the death of the longest serving James Bond to the suspension of Bollywood singer Abhijeet Bhattacharya’s Twitter account, here’s a roundup of all the news in cinema today.
Bollywood actor Dino Morea is all set to make his Malayalam and Tamil cinema debut with Solo. The film stars Dulquer Salmaan.
Nootrenbadhu director Jayendra’s next is a Telugu film with NTR’s grandson Kalyan Ram in the lead.
Sidharth Malhotra will star in director Raj Kumar Gupta’s next film, a thriller. He will also be seen in Raj and DK’s Reloaded, Abhay Chopra’s Ittefaq, and Neeraj Pandey’s Aiyaaryi.
James Erskine’s biographical film Sachin: A Billion Dreams will run tax-free in Odisha.
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Samuthirakani may have a crucial role in the Pa Ranjith–Rajinikanth project.
Sholay, the iconic Bollywood film starring Amitabh Bachchan and Dharmendra, might get its own theme park in Karnataka. Since the film was shot in a little town off the Bengaluru-Mysuru highway called Ramanagara, the tourism department of the state government proposed the idea of a Sholay-inspired theme park.
Veteran Telugu actor Tammareddy Chalapathi Rao, known for playing comic and villain roles in over 600 Telugu films, said at the pre-release event of Rarandoi Veduka Chuddam that girls were not harmful, but useful in bed. After facing a backlash from fans and colleagues, Rao now says that his comments were misinterpreted.
Actor Sir Roger Moore, best known for playing James Bond, died after “a short but brave battle with cancer”. He was 89.
His children issued a statement via Twitter: “Thank you Pops for being you, and being so very special to so many people. With the heaviest of hearts, we must share the awful news that our father, Sir Roger Moore, passed away today. We are all devastated.”
The veteran star, who was in Switzerland when he died, will have a private funeral in Monaco in accordance with his wishes, his children said.
Twitter has suspended Bollywood singer Abhijeet Bhattacharya’s account after he posted a series of offensive tweets, especially against women. A complaint was filed after he abused some female Twitter users, including JNU student activist Shehla Rashid.
“There is rumour she took money for two hours and didn’t satisfy the client… Big racket,” he tweeted about her.
Several users reported his tweet and account, following which Shehla thanked everyone for silencing the singer.
Let Them Eat Cake!
Shirish Kunder, Rajesh Roshan, Bob Dylan, and Priscilla Presley will all turn a year older today!