Kareena Kapoor Khan shared that her character in the upcoming Hansal Mehta film was inspired in part by Hollywood star Kate Winslet’s acclaimed act in Mare of Easttown.
Kate Winslet and Kareena Kapoor
Kareena channels her inner Kate?
Kareena Kapoor Khan shared that her character in the upcoming Hansal Mehta film was inspired in part by Hollywood star Kate Winslet’s acclaimed act in Mare of Easttown. She has wrapped the project that was shot in the UK under the working title The Buckingham Murders. Kapoor plays a detective and mother who investigates a murder in a town in Buckinghamshire. “I love Mare of Easttown, and when Hansal came to me, I said this is something that I’ve really been dying to do. So we’ve moulded it on those lines.” The project also marks her debut as a producer. “I thought that if I love something so much, and this is a character that I wanted to play, it would be fun to produce.” She has also wrapped up the Indian adaptation of Japanese author Higashino Keigo’s bestselling 2005 novel, The Devotion of Suspect X.
All is well
Ileana D’Cruz had not been keeping well since a while, but shared that she is on the road to recovery. Three bags of IV fluids were given to the actor, who was hospitalised. Taking to Instagram, she shared a few pictures of herself from the hospital, and shared that she had to address dehydration issues. “Some lovely doctors and three bags of IV fluid. To everyone messaging me about my health, thank you so much. I truly appreciate the love and I can assure you that I am fine now.”
We have a date
Anurag Basu’s Metro... In Dino finally has a release date. The project starring Aditya Roy Kapur, Sara Ali Khan, Anupam Kher, Neena Gupta, Pankaj Tripathi, Konkona Sensharma, Ali Fazal, and Fatima Sana Shaikh, will hit theatres on December 8, 2023. The anthology is a bitter-sweet take on relationships in the modern world. The music will be scored by Pritam.
Kartik Aaryan’s Shehzada, which was to release on February 10, has now been pushed to February 17. It is suggested that the decision was taken to account for the successful run of Shah Rukh Khan’s recently released movie. With the film still performing well in theatres, the makers of Aaryan’s film believed postponing the release would favour them.
American DJ Diplo, who recently took to the stage at the Lollapalooza music festival, performed while wearing a black sweatshirt that featured pictures of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. Diplo played his hits, including Lean on, Where are you now, and the Punjabi song Mundian tu bach ke, at the festival. His attire sparked the interest of attendees and netizens. Many applauded him for catering to the tastes of the citizens of the country he is performing in.
Voice of power
Jackie Shroff recently lent his voice as the narrator for the Hall of Fame, light and sound show in Leh on the occasion of the Martyrs’ Day. The show commemorated the gallant soldiers who sacrificed their lives to defend their motherland in the Indo-Pak wars. Recollecting the experience, the actor said: “The show depicts the glorious stories of the war and valour of Indian soldiers in the Leh-Ladakh region, and I am very grateful to be part of this remarkable experience.”
Riding to writing
Randeep Hooda, who is currently recovering from an injury, is using his time to explore the writer in him. The actor was recently injured while riding a horse after he reportedly fainted. The actor has penned many short stories inspired by real life, during his recovery. “Since I was playing a writer on screen, it seemed like a natural thing to do while recovering. It becomes difficult to be at absolute rest, and hence, I found a way to utilise my time in writing instead. It is scary to sit with a pen with a blank page in front of you (sic),” the actor shared on social media.
War of words
As Shah Rukh Khan celebrated his successful return to cinema after four years with Pathaan at a press conference, the controversy around Kangana Ranaut’s comments on India’s love for the Khans, gained attention again. After Uorfi Javed questioned Ranaut for dividing India with her comments, and stated that “art is not divided by religion”, Ranaut hit back. “That will be an ideal world, but it’s not possible unless we have the uniform civil code. Until then, this nation will be divided.”