Dhaka, Sept 6 (UNB) - Amazon has cast actor Will Poulter for the lead part in its highly-ambitious Lord of the Rings series.
Poulter, best known for starring in Bandersnatch episode of Black Mirror, The Revenant and Aris Aster’s Midsommar, joins Australian star Markella Kavenagh in the project.
The details of his role are currently being kept under wraps, reported Variety. Amazon is also yet to make an official statement.
Jurrasic World: Fallen Kingdom helmer JA Bayona will be directing the first two episodes of the show. He will also serve as executive producer alongside partner Belen Atienza.
Bryan Cogman, who worked as a writer and co-executive producer on Game of Thrones, recently boarded the project as a series consultant. He is helping out the writing team of Patrick McKay and JD Payne, who were announced as series developers last year.
Amazon has made a multi-season production commitment to the TV series. It will produce the show in cooperation with the Estate of J R R Tolkien, publishing house HarperCollins, and New Line Cinema, a division of Warner Bros.
However, the series will not be a retelling of Peter Jackson’s Oscar-winning trilogy. It will explore story set before the events in the first LOTR novel, The Fellowship of the Ring.
New York, Aug 28 (AP/UNB) - Viola Davis is set to portray Michelle Obama in a Showtime series under development about America’s first ladies, reports The Indian Express.
Davis also is an executive producer on the project, which Showtime said Monday will “peel back the curtain” on the lives of presidential spouses.
The first season will focus on Eleanor Roosevelt, Betty Ford and Obama.
Showtime said it’s committed to three scripts for the proposed series. There is no air date since the series has yet to be ordered.
Former President Barack Obama and his wife launched their own production company in 2018, and have announced deals with Netflix and Spotify.
Dhaka, Aug 27 (UNB) - Kareena Kapoor Khan can bring traffic to a complete halt whenever she is either papped in the city or her various fan clubs share her unseen pictures from her exotic vacay. After vacationing in England for a couple of months, Kareena Kapoor Khan and hubby Saif Ali Khan and tiny tot Taimur Ali Khan are back to the bay. Soon after, Bebo switched on her work mode as she shot for an episode of dance reality show Dance India Dance and she also walked the ramp at the Lakme Fashion Week, reports the PINKVILLA.
During the recent episode of Dance India Dance, when host and TV actor Karan Wahi quizzed Bebo about her first crush and as to who made her go weak in the knees, Kareena took Aashiqui fame actor Rahul Roy’s name, that’s right!. Yes, and not just this, Kareena revealed that back in the day, she had watched the film eight times just for Rahul Roy. Well, just like Kareena, we are sure a lot of girls had a crush on Rahul Roy because he did manage to win hearts with his debut film and the film went on to become a massive hit.
On the work front, Kareena Kapoor Khan recently wrapped up the shooting of Good News opposite Akshay Kumar, and Angrezi Medium opposite Irrfan and soon, she will start shooting for Karan Johar’s Takht co-starring Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt, Vicky Kaushal and Janhvi Kapoor.
Dhaka, Aug 26 (UNB) - Nach Baliye 9 has been making headlines ever since it premiered over the unique concept of exes vs current couples. One of the couples who make news every now and then are Madhurima Tuli and Vishal Aditya Singh, not for their dance though, but always for their fights. Recently, Urvashi Dholakia and Anuj Sachdeva got eliminated from the show and with this, Urvashi mentioned that this season has become more of a dramatic show than a celebrity dance show. She also said that she cannot fight with her ex on the show like a teenager. This irked Madhurima who an interview hit back at Urvashi saying, "She is overreacting", reports the PINKVILLA.
"At this point, all I can say is you cannot accept defeat. If we would have lost, I don’t think we would have ever done anything like this and would have respected and supported the decision," Madhurima told Bollywood Life. However, Madhurima's comment did not go down well with Urvashi's sons Kshitij and Sagar.
Reacting sharply to it, Urvashi's son Sagar took to his Twitter account to write, "My mom @urvashi9 is not over reacting ma’am @ItsMadhurima19 u are over acting ! We never speak ill for others as that is what we’ve been taught but we will not keep quiet if u attack our mom for no reason. She never took ur name in the article. @StarPlus @Banijayasia".
On the other hand, Kshitij Dholakia wrote, "Why would u even say these things @ItsMadhurima19 about our mom @Urvashi9? U hv come to our house with #vishaladityasingh so many times,Not once my mother has said anything about u in the article she gave & u are pointing a direct finger at her character. @StarPlus @Banijayasia".
Both Madhurima and Urvashi have worked together in the show Chandrakanta — Ek Mayavi Prem Gaatha.
A BJP leader on Tuesday filed a police complaint against Anurag Kashyap, alleging he has hurt sentiments of Sikhs through his web series Sacred Games.
BJP legislator Manjinder Singh Sirsa also accused Kashyap of “disrespecting” Sikh and Hindu sentiments through portrayals in the web series directed by him.
No reaction was immediately available from Kashyap over the issue.
Delhi BJP spokesperson Tajinderpal Singh Bagga said he filed a complaint against Kashyap at Parliament Street police station for “insulting” Sikh sentiments.
“I filed a complaint at Parliament Street police station against Sacred Games director Anurag Kashayp for disrespecting Sikh Kakaars. In a scene of Sacred Games, a Sikh character played by Saif Ali Khan threw his Kara which is one of the Kakaars revered by the Sikhs,” Bagga.
The ‘Kakaars’ are religious symbols comprising Kesh (uncut hair), Kangha (comb), Kara (iron bangle), Kachera (cotton loincloth) and Kirpan (iron dagger), adopted by the Sikhs.
Sirsa said he had complained to the Information and Broadcasting minister against Kashyap demanding “strict action against him”.
“We cannot let Bollywood stars play with our religious faiths & sentiments. I warn Anurag Kashyap; he should at least study the scriptures of Sikhs & Hindus before he portrays the characters so negatively in his projects just for entertainment or sensationalisation (sic),” Sirsa said in a statement.
Sirsa who is an MLA from Rajouri Garden and also head of the Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee (DSGMC) said that he will also explore options for initiating legal actions against Kashyap.