18 Aug 2020: Entertainment round-up: Kangana attacks Karan Johar, and more
On Tuesday, news in the world of entertainment was about Kangana Ranaut launching a fresh attack at Karan Johar, a major movie announcement, and some more developments in the death case of actor Sushant Singh Rajput.
Separately, filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt today appeared before the National Commission for Women (NCW) in connection with a sexual harassment case.
Here are all the updates.
#1: Kangana wants KJo's Padma Shri taken back
Kangana has requested the Indian government to take filmmaker Karan Johar's Padma Shri award back.
The actor accused the producer/director of having intimidated her and conspiring to sabotage late actor Sushant Singh Rajput's career.
She also called Johar's latest movie Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl as "anti-national."
Johar, Ranaut and four others from film fraternity were honored with Padma Shri, earlier this year.
Fact: Here is the tweet from Kangana
#2: Mahesh Bhatt appears before NCW in sexual assault case
Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt today appeared before the National Commission for Women (NCW) in connection with a sexual harassment case filed against the promoter of IMG Ventures, a modeling firm.
Besides Bhatt, the NCW has also issued notices to actors Urvashi Rautela, Rannvijay Singha, Esha Gupta, Mouni Roy and Prince Narula.
In a statement posted to Instagram, Bhatt (71) distanced himself from the said company.
Fact: You can read Bhatt's statement here
#3: SP Balasubrahmanyam stable, on ventilator, his son says
Meanwhile, veteran playback singer SP Balasubrahmanyam's health condition is stable, his son, actor/filmmaker SP Charan informed fans on Tuesday.
However, contrary to some reports, SPB continues to remain on ventilator support.
He was admitted to Chennai's MGM Healthcare facility earlier this month for COVID-19 treatment. He was moved to the Intensive Care Unit and put on life support after his health deteriorated last week.
Fact: SP Charan gave the health update via this video
#4: Ileana D'Cruz's first look from 'The Big Bull' out
In an unrelated news, Abhishek Bachchan has unveiled the first look of co-star Ileana D'Cruz from his upcoming biographical crime-drama movie The Big Bull.
Inspired by the life of stockbroker Harshad Mehta, the movie also stars Nikita Dutta, Soham Shah, Ram Kapoor, Supriya Pathak and Saurabh Shukla.
Directed by Kookie Gulati, the movie will soon be released on Disney+ Hotstar.
Fact: Check out Ileana's look from the movie here
More news: Prabhas is bringing a new 3D action movie, and more
Baahubali star Prabhas is all set to collaborate with filmmaker Om Raut for an exciting new project, viz. a 3D action-drama titled Adipurush.
And, Retired Flight Lieutenant Sreevidya Rajan has accused the makers of her batchmate Gunjan Saxena's biopic of distorting facts and portraying the Indian Air Force in a negative light. Earlier, the IAF had also objected to the film's content.