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Actor Sanjay Dutt diagnosed with lung cancer
short by Daisy Mowke / on 12 Aug 2020,Wednesday
Sanjay Dutt has been diagnosed with lung cancer aged 61. Punjab minister Rana Gurmit Sodhi tweeted, "It's...heartbreaking to learn about my friend being diagnosed with lung cancer...I know he has the strength to beat cancer." Cricketer and cancer survivor Yuvraj Singh tweeted, "I know the pain it causes but...I also know you're strong and will see this tough phase through."
short by Daisy Mowke / 01:09 am on 12 Aug
Urdu poet Rahat Indori passed away at the age of 70 due to cardiac arrest on Tuesday. He had tested positive for coronavirus on Monday and was admitted to Sri Aurobindo Hospital in Indore. "He suffered two heart attacks today and could not be saved. He had 60% pneumonia," Dr Vinod Bhandari, Sri Aurobindo Hospital said.
short by Anmol Sharma / 05:40 pm on 11 Aug
Late actor Sushant Singh Rajput's family's lawyer Vikas Singh told the Supreme Court today that the mark on Sushant's neck was from a belt and not a rope. "If he was murdered, it needs to be investigated," he added. He further said that Sushant's father KK Singh wanted to talk to Sushant but Rhea did not reply.
short by Anmol Sharma / 07:59 pm on 11 Aug
Actress Mahima Chaudhry has said she was bullied by Subhash Ghai, adding he took her to the court and wanted her to cancel her first show. "He sent a message to producers that nobody should work with me...He also published an ad which stated if anybody wanted to work with me, that person would have to contact him," Mahima added.
short by Anmol Sharma / 08:24 pm on 11 Aug
Talking about reports of late actor Sushant Singh Rajput being depressed and having bipolar disorder, 'Dil Bechara' director Mukesh Chhabra said that no one can ever imagine such things about him. He added, "Sushant was always such a happy guy...He was always playful and so energetic on set. We used to sing, dance and crack jokes all the time."
short by Anmol Sharma / 09:47 pm on 11 Aug
Actor Sanjay Dutt took to Twitter to reveal that he is taking a short break from work for "some medical treatment". He added, "My family and friends are with me and I urge my well-wishers not to worry or unnecessarily speculate." "With your love and good wishes, I will be back soon!" he further wrote.
short by Anmol Sharma / 10:16 pm on 11 Aug
Producer Ramesh Taurani has revealed he talked to Sushant Singh Rajput on June 13, a day before his death, at about 2:15 pm. "[A] journalist...asked me how he sounded...and I'm not aware...how you can deduce anything about a person's feeling over...professional phone call," Taurani added. "Nikhil Advani and I had narrated a story idea to Sushant...He liked [it]," Taurani wrote.
short by Daisy Mowke / 05:18 pm on 11 Aug
Supreme Court has reserved its judgement on Rhea Chakraborty's plea seeking transfer of probe into Sushant Singh Rajput's death to Mumbai. Furthermore, after hearing arguments by Sushant's family lawyer, Rhea's lawyer, the counsel representing Maharashtra government and Solicitor General of India, representing CBI, SC asked all parties to file written notes. The notes are to be filed by Thursday.
short by Vidushi Mishra / 05:47 pm on 11 Aug
Late actor Sushant Singh Rajput's father KK Singh, during a hearing in Supreme Court, said that no one saw Sushant hanging, adding that he was lying on bed when his daughter reached. "This needs investigation," he added. "I am from Patna and without my son I have no one to light my funeral pyre," KK Singh further said.
short by Anmol Sharma / 07:23 pm on 11 Aug
Actor Sooraj Pancholi has submitted a complaint to the Mumbai Police after being linked to the demise of Sushant Singh Rajput and his ex-manager Disha Salian, an official said on Tuesday. In his complaint, Pancholi said he was being defamed on social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Earlier, Pancholi said such accusations are destroying his life.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 07:55 pm on 11 Aug
Talking about the ongoing debate over insider vs outsider and favouritism, actor Manoj Joshi said talent is always appreciated in the film industry. He added that Kangana Ranaut is a "prime example of an outsider, who worked hard and made her way up the ladder". "She didn't become...popular name on day one. It took her time and effort," Manoj said.
short by Udit Gupta / 09:53 pm on 11 Aug
Talking about the online release of films amid the coronavirus pandemic, actress Radhika Madan said that small films benefit the most from OTT release. "Theatres would always overlook small films. That problem is solved now," she added. "Now...it's up to...people to decide if they want to watch or not. There's no divide about big or small budget films," Radhika said.
short by Udit Gupta / 08:45 pm on 11 Aug
Jacqueline Fernandez to star opposite Salman Khan in Kick 2
short by Udit Gupta / on 11 Aug 2020,Tuesday
Jacqueline Fernandez has been roped in to star opposite Salman Khan in the second instalment of 2014 film 'Kick'. The announcement was made on Jacqueline's 35th birthday. Producer Sajid Nadiadwala's wife Warda S Nadiadwala on Tuesday tweeted, "Here is your BIRTHDAY GIFT...Jacqueline, overjoyed to FORMALLY announce that Sajid locked...script at 4 am & has written an exceptional role for you!"
short by Udit Gupta / 10:47 pm on 11 Aug
Singer Suchitra Krishnamoorthi, while talking about her tweet wherein she called Neha Dhupia a 'chamcha' of Karan Johar, said, "I wanted to make a point, I did that, nothing against Neha or anyone personally." She added, "Like I said, if you are talking about Tesla, you will take Elon Musk's name, right? I have nothing against anyone."
short by Udit Gupta / 09:58 pm on 11 Aug
Actor Satish Shah, who was discharged from hospital last month after recovering from coronavirus, has said the virus is a "big hauua". "Most people recover...there's nothing to be scared of," he added. "[It] has not, by itself, killed anyone. I wanted to let people know so that they realise...people who died...are mostly...who had other health issues which worsened," Satish said.
short by Udit Gupta / 10:30 pm on 11 Aug
Final forensic reports rule out foul play in Sushant's death
short by Vidushi Mishra / on 11 Aug 2020,Tuesday
Mumbai Police has submitted Sushant Singh Rajput's toxicology, ligature mark, nail sampling, stomach wash and final forensic reports, which ruled out foul play in his death, to Supreme Court. While nail sampling report stated there was no struggle at the time of death, ligature report said there was no injury. Sushant wasn't given any poisonous substance, stated stomach wash report.
short by Vidushi Mishra / 05:10 pm on 11 Aug
Apologised at gurdwara after cutting hair for 'Extraction': Hooda
short by Vidushi Mishra / on 11 Aug 2020,Tuesday
Randeep Hooda has revealed he had pledged not to cut his hair until his film based on Battle of Saragarhi got completed. However, he had to break his promise in order to get into the look of his character in 'Extraction'. "I went to [a] gurdwara...and I apologised," Hooda said, adding, "I was very heartbroken throughout the filming of 'Extraction'."
short by Vidushi Mishra / 05:20 pm on 11 Aug
Singer Armaan Malik has said live business has taken a massive hit due to the coronavirus pandemic, adding that artists, organisers and technicians don't know when they'll be able to earn anything. "Even for me...concerts were my main thing," he said, adding, "But it's more important to be safe...I wouldn't do...show until we know Covid-19 is on its way out."
short by Udit Gupta / 07:15 pm on 11 Aug
Taking a break from Twitter to detox: Apurva Asrani
short by Udit Gupta / on 11 Aug 2020,Tuesday
Screenwriter Apurva Asrani on Tuesday took to Twitter to announce that he's taking a break from the microblogging website "to detox & to write without distraction". "All those itching to say nasty things about me, now you can do it openly. Stay safe," he added. Reacting to Apurva's tweet, Divya Dutta wrote, "Write some magic, my friend."
short by Udit Gupta / 07:18 pm on 11 Aug
Abhishek thanks fans for wishing him speedy recovery from COVID-19
short by Udit Gupta / on 11 Aug 2020,Tuesday
Abhishek Bachchan, who recently tested negative for coronavirus, took to social media to share a video thanking his fans and well-wishers for praying for his speedy recovery. The video comprised screenshots of wishes he got on Twitter and Instagram during his treatment. "I am absolutely overwhelmed reading through so many posts on my feeds. Love and gratitude," Abhishek wrote.
short by Udit Gupta / 05:57 pm on 11 Aug
God please punish real culprits: Arjun Bijlani on Sushant's death
short by Udit Gupta / on 11 Aug 2020,Tuesday
Taking to Twitter, TV actor Arjun Bijlani shared a picture of himself with closed eyes and folded hands, and wrote, "Can't stop thinking what happened to Sushant [Singh Rajput]." "God please punish the real culprits," he added. Earlier, Arjun shared a picture of a lit candle and wrote, "We want to know what happened to Sushant."
short by Udit Gupta / 06:05 pm on 11 Aug
Following the demise of poet Rahat Indori, Shabana Azmi tweeted, "Deeply saddened to hear about...passing away of popular Urdu poet #RahatIndori." "He was an original. His poetry was characterised by extreme passion, indomitable spirit and great courage. He'll be sorely missed," she added. Meanwhile, Jaaved Jaaferi wrote, "One of the most powerful, prolific, inspiring poets of India passes on."
short by Udit Gupta / 08:28 pm on 11 Aug
Sushant wasn't shunned, got offers right up to death: Sanjay Gupta
short by Vidushi Mishra / on 11 Aug 2020,Tuesday
In an interview with E Times, filmmaker Sanjay Gupta called the insider and outsider debate "complete nonsense" and said there have "hardly been any instances" where everyone in Bollywood "ganged up" on someone. Furthermore, he claimed Sushant Singh Rajput was not "shunned". "Right up to his death...he [got]...film offers but he...[did] not [accept them]...that was his choice," Gupta added.
short by Vidushi Mishra / 04:32 pm on 11 Aug
Chris Hemsworth is a gem of a guy: Extraction co-star Randeep
short by Udit Gupta / on 11 Aug 2020,Tuesday
Actor Randeep Hooda, while talking about 'Extraction' co-actor Chris Hemsworth, said that it was a "real treat to share working time" with Chris as he was really sweet, very funny and full of energy. "The kind of hard work he puts is amazing" he added. "I mean he's 'Chris Hemsworth' but he's a gem of a guy," Randeep further said.
short by Udit Gupta / 04:33 pm on 11 Aug
Wanted my daughter to be a doctor like my parents: Chunky
short by Udit Gupta / on 11 Aug 2020,Tuesday
Chunky Panday has said he wanted his daughter, Ananya Panday, to be a doctor like his parents. "But she chose to follow me into...movies and I was so proud and thrilled when she bagged a Filmfare Award which has eluded me," he added. "I've told her every film is...kundali and it's for her to chart her own destiny," Chunky said.
short by Udit Gupta / 04:43 pm on 11 Aug
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