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Aftab Shivdasani tests negative for COVID-19
Aftab Shivdasani, who had texted positive of COVID-19, made an announcement on September 11 that he is under quarantine. The actor has now tested negative and recovered.Taking to his social media on Tuesday, Aftab wrote, "Hi everyone, I am very happy and relieved to be sharing with all of you that I did my Covid test again and by the grace of God, the reports came negative. Thank you for all your support and good wishes.""Please know that this illness is very treatable and less than 20% cases are severe and need hospitalisation. Most of the people recover with medication at home so please do not panic even if unfortunately you get it," he added while talking about the illness and urged everyone to not panic.
Anup Soni says Balika Vadhus team is getting in touch with the director after his video selling vegetables went viral
The lockdown has taken a toll on the economy and has left a lot of people to opt for different professions to make ends meet. The director of Balika Vadhu, Ram Vriksha Gaur, was seen selling vegetables in Azamgarh, UP. the video went viral in no time and the cast was shocked, needless to say. When asked to comment, the director said that he has no regrets being a vegetable vendor since its his fathers business.Ram Vriksha Gaur had gone to Azamgarh, UP, for the recce of a film but soon the lockdown was imposed and the project was brought to a halt. The producer told them that it would take another year for them to resume it and hence he took up selling vegetables as a job. Anup Soni, who played a prominent role in the show tweeted about the same and said that the team is reaching out to him.The tweet reads, It's sad... Our Balika Vadhu team got to know and getting in touch with him to help...It's sad... Our Balika vadhu team got to know and getting in touch with him to help...???? Anup Soni (@soniiannup)
Chaitanya Tamhanes The Disciple becomes first Indian film since 1996 to play in main slate of the New York Film Festival
The Disciple, written and directed by Chaitanya Tamhane and produced by Vivek Gomber of Zoo Entertainment Pvt. Ltd., is set to screen at the 58th New York Film Festival as part of the prestigious Main Slate.Presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center, the New York Film Festival highlights the best in world cinema and is considered the most prestigious selection of films in the US. Since 1963, the New York Film Festival has brought new and important cinematic works from around the world and is a major platform for generating Oscar buzz as suggested by their past selections in the Main Slate of titles such as Parasite, Roma, Moonlight, Birdman, and Amour.The last Indian film to have been in the Main Slate of the New York Film Festival is Deepa Mehtas Fire in 1996.Along with a drive-in screening on Tuesday 29th September at 8 pm at the Queens Drive-In, The Disciple will screen virtually from September 29 at 8 pm ET through October 4 at 8 pm ET for US audiences only.
Pulkit Samrat, Harshvardhan Rane, Jim Sarbh, Kriti Kharbanda & Sanjeeda Sheikh starrer Taish to premiere on Zee5 on October 29
Zee5 has announced Taish - a revenge drama to be released simultaneously as a six-episode web series & as a feature film. A first of its kind initiative which gives the viewers a custom-made choice for their viewing pleasure. Taish is an intense revenge drama that revolves around two families that will march to the beat of their own stories and madness.One family is planning an elaborate countryside wedding and the other is a violent criminal family of moneylenders, headed by Kuljinder with his two brothers - Pali and Jassi. The story revolves around these two families based out of London. Amidst a week-long affair, both these worlds collide when Kuljinder attends the wedding. A past secret connected to Rohan and Kuljinder sparks an incident of violence- in turn changing all their lives drastically.Pulkit Samrat shares, All I can say about Taish is the madness that will grip the audience. The characters have lots of passion and that is extremely evident throughout the story. The film will take us all on a journey.Harshvardhan Rane shares, Taish is all about the choices we make and the rage that gets invoked when life hits you the wrong way. Love, revenge, loyalty, and betrayal Taish is a heady cocktail. Brace yourself for a wild ride.Jim Sarbh shares, Taish is a revenge saga. It is a thrilling investigation of male relationships: their strength and depth, on one hand, and the cycles of abuse, violence, and deep-seated helplessness, on another.Kriti Kharbanda shares, Taish is one of the most passionate projects I have worked on & also the most talented bunch of co-actors I could have asked for. The millennials will absolutely relate to the story, everyone has been to a wedding that has had its fair share of drama and madness. Relationships will be tested and trust will be broken.Bejoy Nambiar shares, Taish is a test of human emotions and our perseverance to fight the odds stacked against us. It is a revenge drama that surrounds two families and an incident that ignites a storm. With love and revenge as a strong motif, the story will take you through an emotionally wild ride. This has been a passion project from the word go and I really hope the audience will acknowledge our labour of hard work. Looking forward to its premiere on ZEE5.EaseMyTrip in association with Soham Rockstar Entertainment presents A Getaway PicturesProduction Taish directed by Bejoy Nambiar and produced by Nishant Pitti, Deepak Mukut, Bejoy Nambiar, Shivanshu Pandey&Rikant Pitti. TAISH stars Pulkit Samrat, Harshvardhan Rane, Jim Sarbh, Kriti Kharbandaand Sanjeeda Sheikh in pivotal roles along with Saurabh Sachdeva, Abhimanyu Singh, Saloni Batra &ZoaMoraniin supporting roles. Six-episode series & Feature film version Taish premieres 29th October on ZEE5.
Sanjay Leela Bhansali resumes shooting of Alia Bhatt starrer Gangubai Kathiawadi at Film City
Sanjay Leela Bhansalis Gangubai Kathiawadi, his first crime drama featuring Alia Bhatt in the title role, is back on the track. The shooting, that was disrupted when COVID-19 hit the globe, has finally resumed at Film City under the strictest of precautionary measures.A source from the unit reports, We restarted shooting with only 50 people in the crew. For a Sanjay Leela Bhansali film, thats almost nothing. But then something is better than nothing.Were just happy to be back shooting.Everyone is masked on the set except when facing the camera. Alia Bhatt and her co-star Shantanu Maheshwari maintain a cordial distance when not facing the camera. Says the source, Normally, theres so much chatter and movement on a Sanjay Leela Bhansali set. This time everyone is subdued. Sanjay Leela Bhansali says he feels like a mosquito every time hes sprayed by a sanitizer.
Sushant Singh Rajput Case: AIIMS Panel says no poisoning involved in the death of the actor
Earlier today, the AIIMS team who was preparing a forensic report of Sushant Singh Rajput, submitted a conclusive report to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). Reportedly, the AIIMS panel in its reports said that there was "no poisoning" involved in the late actor's death.Fans and family members of the late actor had raised the theory of death by poisoning. According to news reports, the AIIMS report is conclusive and is being corroborated with the CBI investigation. The CBI has been investigating the matter from mid-August after taking over the case from the Mumbai Police. Based on the autopsy report, the Mumbai Police had called it a suicide.Reportedly, the CBI is likely to continue probe into abetment to suicide. Reports also state that AIIMS panel has raised some lapses on the part of the Mumbai hospital that carried out the autopsy.A few days back, lawyer Vikas Singh representing Sushant Singh Rajput's family expressed his anger at the CBI delaying the investigation. Getting frustrated by the delay in CBI taking a decision to convert abetment to suicide to Murder of SSR. The Doctor who is part of AIIMS team had told me long back that the photos sent by me indicated 200% that it's death by strangulation and not suicide. (Sic)", Singh tweeted.Following this, the CBI released an official statement saying that they have not ruled out any aspects. "The Central Bureau of Investigation is conducting a professional investigation related to the death of Sushant Singh Rajput in which all aspects are being looked at and no aspect has been ruled out as of date. The investigation is continuing," the agency said in its statement on Monday.
Deepika Padukone, Sara Ali Khan, Shraddha Kapoor not linked to any drug peddlers yet
The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) who is currently probing a drug case has not found Deepika Padukone, Shraddha Kapoor and Sara Ali Khan to have any links with drug peddlers yet. On Saturday, the three actresses were questioned by the agency in connection to a drug case linked to the investigation of Sushant Singh Rajput's death.During their questioning all three actresses denied consuming any narcotic substance. Deepika was summoned after the NCB retrieved WhatsApp chats from 2017 where the actress was seen discussing 'maal' and hash. The actress admitted to the chat but denied consuming them. Sara and Shraddha revealed that they had seen Sushant Singh Rajput consume drugs in his vanity van between shoot breaks. Shraddha, who was accused of ordering CBD oil said that she ordered it for medicinal purpose.According to reports, NCB will summon the actresses again if any strong evidence is found during the investigation.Meanwhile, the agency has seized the mobile phones of Deepika, Sara and Shraddha and will be employing the cloning technique to retrieve old chats, videos, images and other documents. The agency is currently relying on technical evidence as no seizure has been made.
Arbaaz Khan files a defamation case against certain social media users
Arbaaz Khan filed a defamation case against certain known as well unknown social media users who are making defamatory allegations in posts and online videos, alleging his involvement in the recent unfortunate deaths of Disha Salian and Sushant Singh Rajput which are currently under investigation.Arbaaz Khan filed a defamation suit before the Honble Bombay Civil Court. On September 28th, the Honble Court was pleased to grant an interim order against the named Defendants Vibhor Anand and Sakshi Bhandari, and unknown defendants - which is in the nature of a John Doe / Ashok Kumar order - directing the defendants to immediately withdraw/ recall/ take down the defamatory content including the content described in the suit and any other and further defamatory content which is published directly or indirectly by any of them, as also all and any other posts, messages, tweets, videos, interviews, communications and correspondence similar to the defamatory content in relation to Arbaaz Khan or his family members on all public domains and social media platforms including Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and other mediums, and bot publish any further defamatory content. The erroneous portrayal in the posts included stating that the actor was arrested and taken into unofficial custody of CBI.The order was passed by Justice V.V. Vidwans. Counsel Pradeep Gandhy instructed by DSK Legal represented Arbaaz Khan.
Sushant Singh Rajput Death Case: NCB files affidavits in Bombay HC seeking rejection of Rhea and Showik Chakrabortys bail
Late actor Sushant Singh Rajputs untimely death is currently being investigated from various angles. The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) is probing the drugs angle and ha even arrested his girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty, her brother Showik among others. As per the latest update, NCB has filed affidavits in Bombay High Court seeking rejection of the bail pleas of the siblings.As per their lawyer Satish Maneshinde, he told the High Court that the alleged drugs case related to Rhea Chakraborty and Showik Chakraborty should have been transferred to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) since they are probing Sushants death.According to a report by Indian Express, the affidavits that were submitted by NCB Zonal Director Sameer Wankhede stated that the drugs, in which Rhea and Showik are accused of, were not meant for personal consumption. Electronic evidence such as WhatsApp chats, records were retrieved from the mobile, laptop and hard-disk and it indicated payment made for the drugs. Thus, there is ample evidence to show that the present applicant Rhea has not only regularly dealt (with) but has also financed illicit trafficking of drugs, the report stated.The NCB also stated that they are aware that Sushant Singh Rajput consumed drugs, Rhea Chakraborty concealed the fact. It is further submitted that if overall scenario is seen, then the present applicant (Rhea) being aware of the fact that Sushant Singh Rajput being someone who is engaged in consumption has harboured him and concealed him whilst he was engaged in consuming the drugs. This would amount to harbouring. The present applicant also allowed her residence for drug storage and consumption for Sushant Singh Rajput, the report further revealed.The affidavit states that Section 27A of the NDPS Act is application since Rhea Chakraborty actively aided, abetted and financed other accused persons from drugs transactions. The section pertains to punishment for harbouring offenders and financing illicit traffic of drugs.
Box Office
Film NameNet GrossVerdict
Angrezi Medium10.48 CrFlop
Baaghi 397.32 CrFlop
Thappad32.00 CrAverage
Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavd...62.50 CrAverage
Love Aaj Kal37.74 CrFlop
Malang59.04 CrAverage
Street Dancer 3D75.00 CrFlop
Panga28.92 CrFlop
Tanhaji The Unsung Warr...279.50 CrHit
Chhapaak34.13 CrFlop