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AC/DC’s Guitarist Malcolm Young Dies At 64

Guitarist and co-founder of the Australian rock band AC/DC, Malcolm Young, died on Saturday of dementia. He was 64. The musician had been suffering for a few years now, reports Reuters.

The band released a statement on social media announcing his death.

“Today it is with deep heartfelt sadness that AC/DC has to announce the passing of Malcolm Young. Malcolm, along with Angus, was the founder and creator of AC/DC. With enormous dedication and commitment he was the driving force behind the band,” read the statement.

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George Young, another brother to Malcolm and Angus, died on October 23 at the age of 70. George Young had served as producer to AC/DC and was a guitarist for the Australian band Easybeats.

Shah Rukh Khan’s Red Chillies Entertainment & Netflix Partner Up For Bard Of Blood

Netflix and Shah Rukh Khan’s production company Red Chillies Entertainment are teaming up for an eight-episode political espionage series Bard of Blood. It is reportedly based on a book by Bilal Siddiqi that follows the spy Kabir Anand.

The announcement was first made via an interactive video featuring Khan and co-founder of Netflix Reed Hastings.

Netflix has been extending its base in India with several literary adaptations including Sacred Games based on Vikram Chandra’s novel, and Selection Day, based on a novel by Booker Prize-winning author Arvind Adiga.

SS Rajamouli’s Next With Junior NTR And Ram Charan?

Baahubali‘s director SS Rajamouli made a subtle announcement about his next film. Releasing a picture of himself seated between Telugu actors Ram Charan and Junior NTR, the caption had nothing but a wink emoji.

Times Now reports that the director will start shooting his next in February 2018, and produced by Danayya DVV.

Padmavati Row: Arbaaz Khan, Shabana Azmi, And Prasoon Joshi Weigh In

Chief Minister of Rajasthan, Vasundhara Raje has asked Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani to not release Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmavati if certain changes are not made.

With threats against Bhansali and Deepika Padukone increasing, CBFC’s chairman Prasoon Joshi broke his silence on the matter. He reportedly lashed out at the film’s team for not specifying if Padmavati is based on fiction or true incident or true story or mythology or epic or devotional or biographical.

Padmavati‘s application came up this week for review. Makers admit the paper work isn’t complete. The disclaimer whether the film is a work of fiction or historical was left blank and on being asked to provide important documents, they targeted CBFC for ‘looking the other way’. It is surprising,” Joshi said in a statement.

Meanwhile, celebrities from Bollywood have extended support to the film’s team. Actor Arbaaz Khan spoke about the issue during a promotional event for his upcoming film Tera Intezar.

“This is a democratic country where we have the freedom of speech and expression. If anyone has any objection with anything, then there is a lawful way of doing it. You cannot release a film without CBFC certificate. They decide which film is proper for public consumption, so we should let them decide first and after CBFC has passed the film, it’s up to the audience whether they want to see it or not,” he said.

Actress Shabana Azmi, too, spoke on the lines of freedom speech on Twitter.

Harish Kalyan And Raiza Wilson’s Film Has Been Titled Pyaar Prema Kaadhal

Bigg Boss Tamil contestants Harish Kalyan and Raiza Wilson are starring in a romantic comedy together titled Pyaar Prema Kaadhal. The film’s first look posters were shared by Harish on Twitter.

Directed by Elan, the film has music composed by Yuvan Shankar Raja who also happens to be producing the film under his banner YSR Films.



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