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Vidyut Jammwal and Nishikant Kamat
Vidyut remembers Kamat
Vidyut Jammwal remembered late filmmaker Nishikant Kamat, who directed his Hindi debut film Force, 12 years ago. Jammwal took to Instagram to share a picture featuring him and actor John Abraham. “Pay my due respect to the late director Nishikant Kamat,” he wrote. In 2020, Kamat died at the age of 50, following cirrhosis. On the work front, Jammwal will next be seen in Crakk—Jeetega toh Jiyega.
Up for release
Ace filmmaker Shyam Benegal’s upcoming directorial venture Mujib—The Making of a Nation, a biographical drama on the towering legend of Bangladesh, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, will hit theatres across the world on October 27. The National Film Development Corporation (NFDC) shared the film’s release date and trailer on its official social media page. The project is described as an “extraordinary biographical film” that brings to life the story of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, and is a Bangladesh-India official co-production. “We have tried to portray contemporary historical events as authentically as possible,” Benegal had said.
‘I’m tired,’ says Pankaj Tripathi
“When you’re hungry, you tend to overeat” is how Pankaj Tripathi describes his drive to do quality work, which motivated him to take up as many projects as possible. The actor, however, says he has taken the decision to “slow down”. This year, Tripathi featured in OMG 2 and Fukrey 3. “I have started doing fewer films because I’m tired now. There are times when I don’t remember when I gave a certain shot, and for which film. This is not a good situation to be in. I can’t be acting for 340 days [in a year], and I was doing that. Now, I don’t want to do that,” Tripathi said. Tripathi’s next release is Main Atal Hoon, based on the life of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. It has been directed by Ravi Jadhav, best known for National Award-winning movies such as Natarang and Balgandharva.
Therapy le le, says Shehnaaz to singer
Shehnaaz Gill shared relationship advice with a singing reality show contestant. Gill, who was rumoured to be dating late actor Sidharth Shukla, told the contestant, “While you were performing, I could see an intense lover singing for his beloved. The whole song [reveals] that you have decided not to live without her, but I really think it’s time for you to move on. For now, therapy le le (sic).” Shukla passed away in September 2021 after suffering cardiac arrest.
Stage of fashion
Sonam K Ahuja walked the red carpet at the Business of Fashion (BoF) 500 event where individuals who influence the world of fashion are celebrated. The actor wore a Valentino gown with coral embellishments. Other attendees were Pharrell Williams, Colombian singer Karol G, and model Emily Ratajkowski.