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A 2nd 'Downton Abbey' movie is out and there may be more to come

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NPR’s Rachel Martin talks to film critic Kenneth Turan, who reviews the new film: Downton Abbey: A New Era.

A 2nd 'Downton Abbey' movie is out and there may be more to come

Adivi Sesh announces ‘exclusive’ pre-release screenings for ‘Major’ before theatrical release

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Adivi Sesh’s Major 

Actor Adivi Sesh on Monday announced that his upcoming film ‘Major’, a biopic on 2008 Mumbai terror attack martyr Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan, will have ‘exclusive previews’ across the country before its theatrical release on June 3. The multilingual biographical drama will be released in Telugu, Hindi and Malayalam. In a note on Twitter, Sesh announced the collaboration with the online ticketing platform BookMyShow for these preview screenings and said Major Unnikrishnan’s story is “something that needs to be watched by every Indian”.

“Major” will be screened across nine cities, including Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kochi, Bengaluru, and Jaipur. Adivi Sesh unfazed by box office clash between ‘Major’ & Akshay Kumar starrer ‘Prithviraj’

 

“As we commenced our promotions, I realised that no matter what I said in an interview. I need to make you feel what we feel about Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan. So for the first time ever in India, a big film has teamed up with BookMyShow to show the film to audiences across the country. ‘Major’ will be shown in exclusive previews in various cities before the official release on June 3rd. We have nothing to hide, and everybody to love. See you in your city soon,” the 37-year-old actor wrote.

Audience members can visit the BookMyShow app to find their city in the screening list and register for the preview. 

About Adivi Sesh starrer ‘Major’

The film traces the inspirational journey of the army officer and his bravery and sacrifice in the 26/11. ‘Major’ is directed by Sashi Kiran Tikka, who also helmed Sesh’s 2018 hit action spy thriller “Goodachari”. Mahesh Babu roped in Salman Khan and Prithviraj Sukumaran for ‘Major’ trailer launch for THIS reason

Produced by Sony Pictures International Productions in association with Mahesh Babu’s GMB Entertainment and A+S Movies, Major also stars Sobhita Dhulipala, Saiee Manjrekar, Revathi, Prakash Raj, Anish Kuruvilla and Murali Sharma.

(With PTI inputs)

 



Stebin Ben claims he is ‘not seeing Nupur Sanon’:Till the time I don’t get married, I’m single

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Singer Stebin Ben speaks about his personal life. While he denies seeing rumoured girlfriend Nupur Sanon, he adds that he only wants to focus on his career.

Singer Stebin Ben claims that he has always been a “non-controversial” personality and that’s a conscious decision that he took when he entered showbiz. However, in the last few months, Ben made headlines due to his proximity to Nupur Sanon.

Ask Ben if he’s seeing anyone and the singer minces his words. “There’s a lot of time for me to get into my personal space. It’s just the beginning of my career. I’m keeping my personal life very simple and not complicated. (It’s more like) Let’s be good friends, understand each other, and let’s see where life takes you. Honestly, I’m still focused on my career. I want to settle myself and then when I’m satisfied with my career then I‘ll think about my personal life,” Ben elaborates without addressing the question directly.

So is he single? The singer takes another way to dodge the question, “Till the time I don’t get married, I’m single. I’m in a happy zone. I’m understanding the space of what it is to be single and what it is to be committed,” he replies.

However, he clears the air on dating Sanon, with whom he often posts pictures on social media. “I’m not seeing Nupur Sanon,” he clarifies. “We are family to each other. We talk every day and feel both of our careers have started so we are focusing on our careers. That is why we are friends and buddies on the internet.”

Is there more than friendship between them? He says, “If someone is your family, of course, there’s more than friendship. I’m yet to experience what is happening with her.”


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Stebin Ben claims he is ‘not seeing Nupur Sanon’:Till the time I don’t get married, I’m single

Stebin Ben claims he is ‘not seeing Nupur Sanon’:Till the time I don’t get married, I’m single

Sidharth Malhotra-Kiara Advani Patch Up After She Invites Him for Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 Screening: Reports

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Kiara Advani and Sidharth Malhotra might not have made their relationship public, but their getaways together and their comfort with each other were evidence enough that they were more than friends. Fans loved their chemistry, both on and off screen. And that was one of the reasons why they were so heartbroken when the duo reportedly decided to part ways. However, they continued to be cordial, and greeted each other. Most recently, Sidharth attended the screening of Kiara Advani starrer Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2. Now, it is being claimed that they have decided to patch up.

According to a report in ETimes, it was with the screening, and Kiara inviting Sidharth for it that begun the process of their patch up. A source told the portal, “It all happened when Kiara called up Sidharth to invite him for the screening of ‘Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2’. They can’t stay without each other; they realised that it was a mistake and they’d been rather impulsive to say to each other that they’re closing the chapters on their love scene. The call was quite emotional. The rest, as they say, is history.”

Sidharth Malhotra and Kiara Advani
Sidharth Malhotra and Kiara Advani co-starred in Shershaah.

A video from Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 screening had been doing the rounds, where Sidharth warmly hugged Kiara after watching the film. He also hugged Kartik Aaryan. Reviewing the film, the actor wrote, “Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 got laughter, thrills, and entertainment (right). Kudos and best wishes to Kiara Advani, Anees Bazmee, Kartik Aaryan, and the team. Kill it!” Kiara reshared Sidharth’s post on her Instagram Stories and included hug emojis.

In an earlier interview with Femina, Kiara has opened up about her relationship and said, “I love to be in love. I feel like the world is a happier place when people are in love,” continuing, “A relationship is between two people; it is not a community project.” The actress further told the magazine that for her, it’s not important to think about what the world is saying. “If I’m in a relationship with somebody, then whatever anybody else has to say is not my problem,” she added.

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At Sushmita Sen’s 28 Years Of Miss Universe Win Party, Ex-Boyfriend Rohman Shawl

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At Sushmita Sen's 28 Years Of Miss Universe Win Party, Ex-Boyfriend Rohman Shawl

Sushmita with family and ex-boyfriend Rohman. (courtesy: sushmitasen47)

It has been 28 years since Sushmita Sen made the nation proud by winning the Miss Universe title. The pageant win in 1994 catapulted Sushmita into overnight stardom around the globe and since then there has been no looking back. Nearly three decades later, the actress’ daughter Renee Sen hosted an intimate get-together to celebrate the milestone. The celebration saw Sushmita’s family and close friends in attendance. Among those present at the event was Sushmita Sen’s ex-boyfriend, model Rohman Shawl. The couple split in December last year and have continued to remain close friends. 

Sharing a picture from the party and thanking her daughter for the special evening, Sushmita Sen said, “Thank you, shona Renee Sen, for this wonderful surprise and the memorable evening. In the company of love, laughter, family and friends…it couldn’t have been better!” tagging Rohman Shawl, Sushmita’s sister-in-law Charu Asopa Sen and dancer-choreographer Pritam Shikhare, among others.

In the image, Sushmita Sen is laughing with her loved ones around her. Responding to the image, Rohman Shawl wrote, “The most infectious laughter in the universe,” with a heart emoji.

Renee Sen replied to the post saying, “I love you Maa. Thank you for being YOU.”

Celebrity life coach Vrindda Bhatt who was also at the celebration said, “Was truly a memorable evening. The journey, the crown, the learnings, the love, the growth. Will be cherished forever. Love you!”

Sushmita Sen was also seen bonding with her niece – Rajeev Sen and Charu Asopa Sen’s daughter – at the celebration. Sharing a bunch of pictures of the munchkin, Sushmita wrote, “Ziana Sen comes home to wish her “Sexy” a happy 28 years of Miss Universe,” along with the hashtags, “Bua ki jaan” and “VIP mehamaan.”

Addressing her brother and sister-in-law, she said, “I promise you this romance has only just begun, Charu Asopa Sen and Rajeev Sen.”

Addressing her fans, Sushmita Sen wrote, “Thank you all for the warmest, most loving wishes. I celebrated the day with family, friends and all of you. Thank you for the flowers, the letters, the chocolates, the posts. 28 years and the love still overwhelms.”

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Meanwhile, Sushmita Sen and Rohman Shawl have been spotted together several times after their breakup. Rohman also shares a close bond with Sushmita’s daughters Renee and Alisah.

 When Sushmita Sen announced their breakup, she stressed that the friendship would always remain. In December 2021, Sushmita Sen shared a selfie with Rohman and said, “We began as friends, we remain friends! The relationship was long over… The love remains,” along with the hashtags, “no more speculations, live and let live, cherished memories, gratitude, love and friendship.”

Rohman Shawl and Sushmita Sen reportedly started dating in 2018. On the work front, the actress was last seen in the web series Aarya 2.



Khushi Kapoor wishes ‘The Archies’ co-star Suhana Khan on her birthday with an unseen picture | Hindi Movie News

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On Sunday, Shah Rukh Khan‘s daughter Suhana Khan celebrated her 22nd birthday. Her fans, family and friends flooded social media with warm wishes. Amongst everyone, her co-star Khushi Kapoor, who will be making her Bollywood debut along with Suhana, shared an unseen picture with her.

In the picture, Khushi is seen posing with Suhana. The picture seems to be from the sets as Khushi is in her look from her debut film ‘The Archies‘. Suhana is seen sporting an oversized jacket while Khushi is wearing a casual outfit.

Sharing the picture on her Instagram story, Khushi wrote, “Happy birthday” followed by white heart emojis and an angel. Have a look:

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Meanwhile, Suhana and Khushi will be seen in ‘The Archies’ by Zoya Akhtar. It will also mark the debut of Amitabh Bachchan‘s grandson Agastya Nanda. The film’s first look was released recently and it has got the fans quite excited. In the film, Suhana will reportedly be seen playing Veronica, while Khushi will feature as Betty. It is slated to release next year on an OTT platform.

Maverick’ review: Tom Cruise stars in this high-flying sequel : NPR

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Maverick' review: Tom Cruise stars in this high-flying sequel : NPR

Tom Cruise is back as Pete “Maverick” Mitchell in Top Gun: Maverick.

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Maverick' review: Tom Cruise stars in this high-flying sequel : NPR

Tom Cruise is back as Pete “Maverick” Mitchell in Top Gun: Maverick.

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In one of the more memorable lines in the original Top Gun, Maverick gets chewed out by a superior who tells him, “Son, your ego’s writing checks your body can’t cash.”

Sometimes I wonder if Tom Cruise took that putdown as a personal challenge. No movie star seems to work harder or push himself further than Cruise these days. He just keeps going and going, whether he’s scaling skyscrapers in a new Mission: Impossible adventure or showing a bunch of fresh-faced pilots how it’s done in the ridiculous and ridiculously entertaining Top Gun: Maverick.

Cruise was in his early 20s when he first played Pete “Maverick” Mitchell, the cocky young Navy pilot with the aviator sunglasses, the Kawasaki motorcycle and the need for speed. In the sequel, he’s as arrogant and insubordinate as ever: Now a Navy test pilot in his late 50s, Maverick still knows how to tick off his superiors, as we see in an exciting opening sequence where he pushes a new plane beyond its limits. Partly as punishment, he’s ordered to return to TOPGUN, the elite pilot-training school, and train its best and brightest for an impossibly dangerous new mission.

One of his trainees is a hotheaded young pilot called Rooster, played by Miles Teller. Rooster is the son of Maverick’s beloved wingman, Goose, who tragically died while flying with Maverick in the first Top Gun. Maverick’s lingering guilt over Goose’s death affects his relationship with Rooster; so does his desire to protect Rooster from harm, which generates some suspense over whether he’ll end up choosing the young man for the assignment.

And so the three screenwriters of Top Gun: Maverick — including Cruise’s regular Mission: Impossible writer-director, Christopher McQuarrie — have taken the threads of the original and spun them into an intergenerational male weepie, a dad movie of truly epic proportions. They’re tapping into nostalgia for the original, while aiming for new levels of emotional grandeur. To that end, the soundtrack features a Lady Gaga song, “Hold My Hand.” It’s nowhere near as iconic a chart topper as the original movie’s “Take My Breath Away,” but tugs at your heartstrings nonetheless.

Much of the plot is unabashedly derivative of the first Top Gun. Once again, Maverick runs afoul of growling authority figures, here played by Ed Harris and Jon Hamm. Cruise’s former co-star Kelly McGillis is nowhere to be seen, but Maverick does get another perfunctory love interest, a bartender named Penny, nicely played by Jennifer Connelly despite the thanklessness of the role.

What’s interesting about Top Gun: Maverick is how it isn’t like its predecessor, mostly in terms of style. The first Top Gun, directed on a relatively low budget by the late Tony Scott, combined the aesthetics of a military recruitment video with some of the ripest homoerotic imagery ever seen in a major Hollywood movie. For better or worse, the sequel, directed by Joseph Kosinski of Tron: Legacy and Oblivion, is a much tamer, slicker, classier affair. Maverick no longer struts around in towels and tighty-whities, though he can still fly a plane like nobody’s business.

The action sequences are much more thrilling and immersive than in the original. You feel like you’re really in the cockpit with these pilots, and that’s because you are: The actors underwent intense flight training and flew actual planes during shooting. In that respect, Top Gun: Maverick feels like a throwback to a lost era of practical moviemaking, before computer-generated visual effects took over Hollywood. You start to understand why Cruise, the creative force behind the movie, was so driven to make it: In telling a story where older and younger pilots butt heads, and state-of-the-art F-18s duke it out with rusty old F-14s, he’s trying to show us that there’s room for the old and the new to coexist. He’s also advancing a case for the enduring appeal of the movies and their power to transport us with viscerally gripping action and big, sweeping emotions.

Which brings us to the movie’s most powerful scene, in which Val Kilmer briefly reprises his role as Iceman, Maverick’s former nemesis-turned-friend. Kilmer is, in some respects, Cruise’s opposite: a onetime star whose career never quite found its groove, and who’s been beset by health issues in recent years, including the loss of his voice due to throat cancer. His soulful presence here gives this high-flying melodrama the grounding it needs. Cruise may be this movie’s immortal star, but it’s Kilmer’s aching performance that takes your breath away.

Video of Tom Cruise starrer Mission Impossible Dead Reckoning Part 1 full trailer LEAKED online

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Tom Cruise

Trailer video of Tom Cruise from his upcoming film Mission Impossible Dead Reckoning Part 1 has been leaked online. MI 7 is one of the most anticipated titles of the year and fans have been eagerly waiting to see the actor in the action avatar. While the trailer of the film was screened last month at CinemaCon, it is yet to be released for the public theatrically and digitally. As soon as the trailer leaked online, it was widely shared across social media platforms. However, it has been pulled down citing ‘copyright’ issues. 

Apart from this, the actor is gearing up for Top Gun Maverick. Tom Cruise’s star vehicle, ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ had its world premiere at the 75th Cannes Film Festival last week. It was a grand affair, topped up by the appearance of eight fighter jets spewing red, white and blue smoke (national colours of both France and the United States) behind them as members of the films cast looked on from below. It was a special moment for the actor as he received a thunderous ovation after he was presented with a “surprise” Palme d’Or, one that genuinely seemed to take him off guard. He had received another ovation after making some spirited introductory remarks.

Cruise reprises his role of test pilot Captain Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell, who is now put in charge of training a group of younger Top Gun graduates played by the likes of Miles Teller, Glen Powell and more. Teller stars as Bradley ‘Rooster’ Bradshaw, a pilot trainee who is the son of Maverick’s late best friend Nick ‘Goose’ Bradshaw.

Though plot details for ‘MI7’ are mostly ambiguous, Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his team of operatives are again faced with an existential threat. Reportedly, the trailer was stuffed with action-packed footage, including vintage-looking trains flying off tracks, deadly emerald-coloured clouds of biochemical weapons, and plenty of brutal street combat.

Christopher McQuarrie returns to direct ‘Mission: Impossible – 7’ after steering the franchise’s fifth and sixth installment – 2015’s ‘Rogue Nation’ and 2018’s ‘Fallout’.

The latter became the highest-grossing entry in the long-running series, grossing nearly $800 million at the global box office.

Along with Cruise, who once again stars as an IMF agent known to occasionally hang off airplanes and skyscrapers, ‘MI’ stars Ving Rhames, Henry Czerny, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, Vanessa Kirby and Frederick Schmidt will also return.

Newcomers to the franchise include Hayley Atwell, Pom Klementieff, Shea Whigham, Esai Morales, Rob Delaney, Charles Parnell, Indira Varma, Mark Gatiss and Cary Elwes.

‘MI7’, which has been delayed several times during the pandemic, is scheduled to open in theatres on July 14, 2023.



Rakhi Sawant says she got a call from boyfriend Adil’s ex-girlfriend

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Rakhi Sawant has responded to reports that she got a call from a girl who claimed to be the ex-girlfriend of her current boyfriend, Adil Khan Durrani. Rakhi had announced her new boyfriend earlier this month, and revealed that he is six years younger to her. (Also read: Rakhi Sawant’s boyfriend Adil Durrani is 6 years younger)

Rakhi had claimed to be married to Ritesh, whom she introduced last year when she appeared on Salman Khan’s reality show Bigg Boss 15. However, it was soon revealed that he had a wife, who levelled allegations of domestic violence against him. While Rakhi defended him on the charges, she later announced separation from him and even claimed that their marriage was never valid.

Responding to reports of Roshina Delvari calling her, Rakhi told ETimes, “Roshina’s call to me holds no water. She did call me, but Adil sirf mera hai (Adil is only mine). She is his ex-girlfriend. And, Adil and I are going to get married.” The daily also contacted Roshina but she refused to talk at all. Roshina and Adil were reportedly together for four years. The report added that Rakhi spoke to Adil about the call and he convinced her that Roshina is his ex, not present. 

In another interview, she also said Adil’s family is yet to accept her because is a glamorous person. The family does not like the way she dresses, she had said. 

Recently, Rakhi had revealed that her friend gifted her a BMW car. Rakhi had posted a video with the car on Instagram and wrote, “My new car gifted by my @shellylather.” 

Rakhi had posted a video of herself in late April, and informed fans that she was getting her ‘Ritesh’ tattoo removed. The video was shot inside a tattoo studio. Ritesh and Rakhi reportedly got married in 2019. 


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Rakhi Sawant says she got a call from boyfriend Adil's ex-girlfriend

‘Determined to Conquer This Journey’

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Chhavi Mittal has been sharing her journey and her fight with breast cancer ever since she was detected with it. Her friends, fans and well-wishers have been sending her luck and love as she is coping up. The actress has been declared cancer free. However, she has to undergo radiotherapy to get better. And, her radiotherapy session is starting from today.

Like always, the TV actress shared how she is feeling as she is getting ready to take on this journey. Sharing a small video which is a montage of her pictures and wrote, “Just when I started feeling normal, a new journey begins. My radiotherapy starts today and I’ve been told to expect some side effects which I’m not comfortable with. I’ve been asked before by many, if chemo or radiotherapy is the patient’s choice. Well technically you need to sign the consent form… but in all fairness it’s your doctor who decides your line of treatment because he’s the expert. And his focus is on saving your life, not avoiding side effects.”

She further added, “But the side effects of radiation will have to spare me… coz for me living is not just breathing, it’s breathing with happiness… and that means that I always wanna feel whole. Thankfully my doctor gets that and he’s holding my hand through this every minute. I’m determined to conquer this journey and come out victorious on the other side. Wish me luck guys… main chali… Fyi, I’ll be given 20 cycles of radiation… 5 days a week for 4 weeks. #breastcancer”

Earlier, Chhavi Mittal had opened up about feeling low, and prepping herself for radiotherapy. She had written, “There are days I feel energetic and then there are days I feel effete. Like totally dead. Immunity is at an all time low.. cold water gives me a throat ache, AC gives me the sniffles! And I know something is not right when the gym feels like drudgery! Today is that day. Today is also the day I prep for the radiotherapy and I won’t deny I’m a bundle of nerves. Not for the prep but for the cycles to begin from Monday ♀️ To all my fellow cancer warriors, esp the ones going through chemo… its not easy, but it’s also not the end. Hang in there. Let’s all come, see and conquer.”

We are sure that Chhavi will definitely emerge victorious in this battle.

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