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It’s mid-week and we are here to bring to you the trending entertainment news. Shilpa Shetty, Rashami Desai, Kangana Ranaut, Sachin Joshi and others are a part of our top entertainment news today. So read on to know more about today’s newsmakers Also Read – Trending Entertainment News Today – ‘Industry offered me 2-minute roles, item numbers after sleeping with hero,’ says Kangana, Siddharth Pithani reveals Sushant feared for his life after Disha Salian’s demise

‘Industry offered me 2-minute roles, item numbers after sleeping with hero,’ says Kangana Ranaut

Actress Kangana Ranaut on Wednesday made shocking claims, saying all that Bollywood ever offered her were two-minute roles, item numbers and a romantic scene — that too in return of sleeping with the hero. Kangana’s comments came after veteran actress and Samajwadi Party MP Jaya Bachchan, in a recent Parliament speech, criticised people who were tarnishing the film industry by badmouthing it. Also Read – ‘Industry offered me 2-minute roles, item numbers after sleeping with hero,’ says Kangana Ranaut

Read the full story here: ‘Industry offered me 2-minute roles, item numbers after sleeping with hero,’ says Kangana Ranaut Also Read – Urmila Matondkar SLAMS Kangana Ranaut’s comments on drug abuse and asks if she knows Himachal is the origin of drugs

Sushant Singh Rajput case: Siddharth Pithani reveals the late actor feared for his life after Disha Salian’s demise

Sushant Singh Rajput’s demise is being investigated by the Central Bureau of Investigation. The actor was found hanging at his Bandra residence on June 14, 2020. Now, Republic TV has apparently accessed the statements given by Siddharth Pithani to the team. He has said that the death of Disha Salian left Sushant Singh Rajput worried. The late actor was so stressed out that he fainted on hearing the news. After he gained consciousness, he said that the people who were behind Disha might come for him as well. He has spoken about increasing the security cover around him. Republic TV has reported that he told Pithani that Rhea might fix him as well.

Read the full story here: Sushant Singh Rajput case: Siddharth Pithani reveals the late actor feared for his life after Disha Salian’s demise

Disha Salian case: ‘If Rohan Rai does not come out, I will tell CBI all the secrets,’ says BJP MLA Nitesh Rane

Maharashtra BJP MLA Nitesh Rane has made shocking claims about the mysterious deaths of Bollywood star Sushant Singh Rajput and his manager Disha Salian. Rane has claimed that Disha’s boyfriend and live-in partner Rohan Rai, a budding Bollywood actor, is aware of the motive for Disha’s death but he is in hiding as he fears for his safety.

Read the full story here: Disha Salian case: ‘If Rohan Rai does not come out, I will tell CBI all the secrets,’ says BJP MLA Nitesh Rane

Rashami Desai reveals she discussed travel plans with Disha Salian one day before her demise

Popular TV actress Rashami Desai, who was recently seen in Bigg Boss 13 is disheartened to see media questioning her bond with late celebrity manager Disha Salian as she revealed the duo spoke to each other one day before the shocking and tragic incident. The Dil Se Dil Tak actress tweeted, “Its disheartening to see tht certain section of media are cutting all the limits to showcase fake news. As I personally experience I can totally empathize to all those who have fallen pray to it. Invasion of my privacy in the name of news isn’t cool. Stay real but first stay kind.

Read the full story here: Rashami Desai reveals she discussed travel plans with Disha Salian one day before her demise

Shilpa Shetty REACTS to Sachiin Joshi’s gold scam charge against her

Actress Shilpa Shetty Kundra has finally reacted to allegations made against her and her husband, businessman Raj Kundra, by actor Sachiin Joshi. Earlier this year, Sachiin had filed a complaint against the couple, alleging that he had been cheated by Satyug Gold Pvt Ltd, a gold trading company formerly headed by Shilpa and Raj, from which he had purchased a kilo of gold in a gold scheme.

Read the full story here: Shilpa Shetty REACTS to Sachiin Joshi’s gold scam charge against her

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Alia Bhatt Wants Kareena Kapoor’s ‘every Wish And Dream Come True’ On Her Birthday

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Bollywood actor Kareena Kapoor Khan has turned a year older today, i.e. on September 21, 2020. And to mark this day, several Bollywood celebrities and friends of the actor have been pouring out their heartfelt wishes for the birthday girl. Among the many, actor and co-star Alia Bhatt has gone all out to wish and pen a sweet birthday wish for Bebo.

Taking to her Instagram handle, Alia shared a lovely picture of them where she can be seen striking a pose in glamourous attire. In the post, Kareena can be seen wearing a grey and golden salwar kameez that consisted of mirror work and intricate design. She also completed the look with statement jewellery and opted for a sleek bun hairdo, kohled eyes and pink lips. Alia, on the other hand, sported a green Indian wear and a sheer green dupatta with golden border. She also wore traditional jewellery and opted for dewy makeup.

Along with the picture, the actor also penned a sweet note for her birthday girl. She wrote, “Happy Birthday my dearest Bebo. May every wish you make today come true”. Take a look at the post below.

 

Alia and Kareena’s equation

The duo shared screen space in the 2016 film Udta Punjab alongside Shahid Kapoor and Diljit Dosanjh. The film was helmed by Abhishek Chaubey and revolved around the drug abuse in the affluent north Indian State of Punjab. The duo also goes on to praise each other at several interviews, talk shows and more.

Also read | Alia Bhatt Wishes Father Mahesh Bhatt On His 72nd B’day; Soni Razdan, Shaheen Share Notes

Apart from Alia, several other Bollywood celebs went on to wish the actor on her big day. Celebs like Priyanka Chopra, Anushka Sharma, Sonam Kapoor, Masaba Gupta, Neha Dhupia, Katrina Kaif and more went on to share pictures and birthday wishes for the actor. Veere Di Wedding co-star Sonam Kapoor shared a post and long message for the actor. Take a look.

Also read | Alia Bhatt Wishes BFF Akansha Ranjan Kapoor On Birthday With Throwback Pic; See Post

On the work front

Alia was recently seen in Mahesh Bhatt’s Sadak 2 along with Aditya Roy Kapoor and Sanjay Dutt. The film was a sequel to the 1991 film starring Sanjay Dutt and Pooja Bhatt in the lead role. She will also be seen in Takht alongside Anil Kapoor, Vicky Kushal, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Janhvi Kapoor, Ranveer Singh and Bhumi Pednekar in crucial roles. Post that, she will also be seen in RRR, Gangubai Kathiwadi and Brahmastra alongside Ranbir Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan and Mouni Roy.

Also read | Remember When Jacqueline Fernandez ‘quietly’ Unfollowed Alia Bhatt On Instagram?

Also read | Alia Bhatt Wishes Riddhima Kapoor ‘a Lifetime Of Joy And Happiness’ On Her Birthday

 

 

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Emmy Awards 2020: ‘Watchmen’ Makes History As It Bags Best Limited Series Award

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The annual celebration of television’s best work, Emmy Awards 2020, was held on September 21. HBO series, Watchmen, created history as the first time a comic-book adaptation received the top prize, which is the Best Limited Series. The nine-episode series earned the most nominations of any series heading into the ceremony. The show managed to bag 11 awards. 

Emmy 2020: Watchmen creates history

On the other side, in the acceptance speech, executive producer Damon Lindelof dedicated the award to the victims and survivors of that atrocity. He asserted, “The fires that destroyed Black Wall Street still burn today. The only way to put them out is if we all fight them together”. During his speech, he also spilled beans around the upcoming installment of the action-fiction series and said, “Stop worrying about getting cancelled and ask yourself what you’re doing to get renewed”. Check out the full list of Emmy 2020 winners below.

READ | Emmy Awards 2020 LIVE UPDATES: ‘Schitt’s Creek’, ‘Watchmen’, ‘Succession’ Dominate Honours

Emmy 2020 full winner list































Category

Winner name / series

Outstanding drama series

Succession

Supporting actress in a drama series

Julia Garner (Ozark

Supporting actor in a drama series

Billy Crudup (The Morning Show)

Directing for a drama series

Andrij Parekh (Succession – Hunting)

Writing for a drama series


 

Jesse Armstrong (Succession – This Is Not for Tears)

Lead actress in a drama series

Zendaya (Euphoria)

Lead actor in a drama series

Jeremy Strong (Succession)

Reality competition program

RuPaul’s Drag Race

Outstanding limited series

Watchmen

Supporting actor in a limited series or TV movie

Watchmen

Directing for a limited series

Maria Schrader (Unorthodox

Writing for a limited series

Damon Lindelof and Cord Jefferson (Watchmen – This Extraordinary Being)

Actor in a limited series

Mark Ruffalo (I Know This Much Is True)

Actress in a limited series

Regina King (Watchmen

Variety talk series

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

Outstanding comedy series

Schitt’s Creek 

Supporting actress in a comedy series

Annie Murphy (Schitt’s Creek)

Supporting actor in a comedy series

Dan Levy (Schitt’s Creek)

Directing for a comedy series

Andrew Cividino and Dan Levy (Schitt’s Creek – Happy Ending)

Writing for a comedy series

Dan Levy (Schitt’s Creek, Happy Ending)

Lead actor in a comedy series

Eugene Levy (Schitt’s Creek)

Lead actress in a comedy

Catherine O’Hara (Schitt’s Creek

Guest actor in a comedy series

Eddie Murphy (Saturday Night Live)

Guest actress in a comedy series

Maya Rudolph (Saturday Night Live)

Guest actor in a drama series

Ron Cephas Jones (This Is Us)

Guest actress in a drama series


 

Cherry Jones (Succession)

Outstanding documentary or nonfiction series

The Last Dance 

READ | Emmys 2020: ‘The Mandalorian’ Brings The First Award For OTT Platform Disney+

READ | Emmys 2020 Day 3 Saw ‘The Mandalorian’ Win Big, Other Snubs And Surprises

READ | Emmys 2020 Will Telecast Live Feed From 140 Locations, Confirm Award Show Producers

 

 

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Prassthanam Review: Sanjay Dutt’s ‘masala’ Multistarrer Is Complicated

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Sanjay Dutt hasn’t enjoyed a good time at the box office for some time now. Instead of relying on others, the actor takes matters into his own hands, producing his next Prassthanam. He also takes a ‘safe bet’ by remaking a Telugu hit of the same name. Will this finally help Sanjay Dutt bring a change of his fortunes at the ticket windows? Read on: 

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Director: Deva Katta 

Cast: Sanjay Dutt, Ali Fazal, Satyajeet Dubey, Jackie Shroff, Chunky Pandey, Manisha Koirala, Amyra Dastur 

Genre: Political-action drama 

Date released: September 20, 2019 

CBFC rating: U/A 

Duration: 2 hours, 21 minutes 

Reviewer rating: 2/5 

READ: Sanjay Dutt’s ‘Prassthanam’: Sonam Kapoor Is ‘clueless’ & Has No Idea

Setting the scene 

Prassthanam opens in Lucknow, 25 years ago, when Baldev Pratap Singh (Sanjay Dutt), the right-hand man of a political leader, takes on the enemies of the family, but fails to save the patriarch’s son. On his death bed, the leader requests Baldev to marry his widowed daughter Saroj (Manisha Koirala) and accept their two children. Cut to present, Baldev is now a wealthy four-time MLA, adored by his constituency, as he gears up to be elected for the fifth time. However, apart from his political rivals and the upcoming election, he also has to find a solution for the histrionics of his rogue son Vivaan (Satyajeet Dubey), the political elevation of his stepson Ayush (Ali Fazal), a mining baron Khatri (Chunky Pandey) and a past secret. 

Plot 

Prassthanam traces the story of a Lucknow family, amid the complicated equations among the members of the family and on the political field. The story is about Saroj’s three children, two from her first marriage and one with Baldev. Vivaan, though the only child of Baldev-Saroj, is furious about his father’s preference for Ayush and hates the behaviour of his family towards him. Ayush follows in the footsteps of his father, in terms of his goodwill for the locals, while they both try to control the damage created by Vivaan. However, things take a turn for the worst when he sexually assaults the daughter of Baldev’s right-hand man Badshah (Jackie Shroff) and kills her. 

READ: Sanjay Dutt Birthday: KGF 2, Prasthanam Teaser, Celeb Wishes, Family Make It Eventful 60th For Actor

Verdict

Prassthanam, directed by Deva Katta, who had also helmed the original, has a grand premise consisting of numerous characters and a lot is happening throughout the movie. While the movie aims to come across as this gripping and nail-biting story amid family turmoil and political rivalry, the execution is where it falters. The first half still somehow manages to hold your attention to an extent, but after that, the plot crumbles into a mess by the time the end credits come on screen. The so-called ‘twist’ towards the end and the revelation of the ‘secret’ is far-fetched and doesn’t leave any impact. 

As far as the performances are concerned, Sanjay Dutt is inconsistent in his performances as a power-hungry politician. He looks laboured in the action scenes, his dialogue delivery is unimpressive at many places and makes an impact only in some of the other scenes.  

Manisha Koirala is only crying throughout the film, while Jackie Shroff is only brooding. Amyra Dastur (who you might mistake as Jacqueline Fernandez in some angles) has nothing much to do. 

In a film starring so-called ‘veterans’, Satyajeet Dubey surprisingly is the pick of the lot as the spoiled brat, who’d go to any lengths.  

Ali Fazal is good, but his act might bring memories of his ‘Mirzapur’ role. Chunky Pandey is among the better performers of this cast. Zakir Hussain is impressive and brings the only comic relief in the movie.   

The action scenes seem slow and unconvincing. The music, composed by Ankit Tiwari, is complete in the sense there’s one of every genre, be it romantic, a Qawwali or a full-fledged item number. But nothing quite elevates the film. 

Overall, Prassthanam is complicated, much like the equations in the family of the story.  Only hardcore Sanjay Dutt fans or those who love the ‘masala’ genre might still find something to cheer about here. 

What works: Fairly gripping first half, Ali Fazal and Satyajeet Dubey’s performances 

What doesn’t: Action sequences, performances, screenplay 

READ: Prassthanam “is Not An Exact Copy” Of The Telugu Film. Read Details

 

 

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