QuickE: Big B Hospitalised, Amitabh & Rishi Kapoor’s ‘102 Not Out’

1. Amitabh Bachchan Admitted in Lilavati Hospital

Amitabh Bachchan is reportedly hospitalised.

Lilavati Hospital in Mumbai has confirmed that Amitabh Bachchan was admitted today. The cause of hospitalisation of the 75-year-old is unknown since the hospital has not revealed the reason.

Sources suggest that it might be a routine check-up.

Earlier today, the teaser of his film 102 Not Out with costar Rishi Kapoor was released. The film is based on a Gujarati play by the same name and is touted as ‘the most unusual father and son love story’.

A few years ago Big B made the startling revelation that when he contracted the Hepatitis B virus while undergoing treatment after an accident on the sets of Coolie,25% of his liver had been destroyed.

2. Big B & Rishi Kapoor’s ‘102 Not Out’ Is Heartwarming & Refreshing

‘The most unusual father and son love story’ is how 102 Not Out is being touted and it certainly seems to be one. Starring Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor (who have come together for a film after 27 years), 102 Not Out’s teaser depicts a touching tale of a 102 year old father (Amitabh Bachchan) and his 75 year old son (Rishi Kapoor) who try to break a world record. The film is based on a Gujarati play by the same name.

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3. Was Enraged but Was Told to Be Quiet: Ranveer on ‘Padmaavat’

Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone at the Padmaavat screening.

In an interview to India Today, Ranveer Singh, who is receiving the most praise for performance in the film, confessed being overwhelmed by rage when there were threats to chop off his rumoured girlfriend Deepika Padukone’s nose, who plays the titular character. He likened his feelings to a tornado when the director Sanjay Leela Bhansali was attacked on the sets of the film.

"“I was filled with rage. There’s no doubt about that. I had a very strong urge to act out, to speak out, but I was given strict instructions not to. And I had to respect that, because I was not at the forefront of this fight. It’s the prerogative of the producers, of the director. If they were explicitly telling me that me saying something or doing something is going to complicate things further, I don’t want to complicate their lives. I want to do my bit to make sure that this film gets made and it gets released. If this is what they are asking me to do, I have to abide by that...I could choose to act out destructively but I chose not to. I channelled it and I put all of it into my performance. Whatever you may feel after watching this performance is born out of having felt a certain way.”" - Ranveer Singh, Actor

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4. Critics’ Verdict: ‘PadMan’ Carries a Repetitive but Worthy Message

Sonam Kapoor and Akshay Kumar in PadMan. 

"“PadMan is as worthy, but it isn’t a particularly enjoyable film. It has tonal problems, because it is trying to appeal to many constituencies at the same time. But this is also the film which has to focus on the big male star for obvious reasons. We are left with the man of the movie, and the reason why this film has been made. Akshay gets fully into the role while trying to get in touch with the ‘feminine’ inside of him, with some nice strokes: he is the film, in a sense, and he is both earnest and likeable enough, even if we wish his women looked his age. And, even more crucially, that PadMan paid as much attention to its medium as its message.”" - Shubhra Gupta, The Indian Express

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5. Have Learnt Not to Blindly Trust People in Showbiz: Kapil Sharma

Kapil Sharma in a still from Kis Kis Ko Pyaar Karoon.

He laughed his way into the homes and hearts of people with his hit show Comedy Nights with Kapil, and got instant stardom, before back-to-back untoward incidents opened up showbiz's dark abyss for him. But actor-comedian Kapil Sharma is undeterred by negativity, and has embraced the ups and downs that have been a learning experience.

"“One should keep working. Out of the millions of people on the planet, there won’t even be one who only has good incidents to narrate. People do go through downfalls. Everyone faces ups and downs just because we are popular, the world gets to know our downfalls.”" - Kapil Sharma

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6. ‘Game of Thrones’ Creators to Make New ‘Star Wars’ Film Series

David Benioff and DB Weiss are going to spearhead a new Star Wars film series.

The Game of Thrones creators and showrunners David Benioff and DB Weiss will spearhead a new Star Wars film series.

Disney and Lucasfilm have announced that Benioff and Weiss would write and produce a new series of films, which will be separate from the trilogy that The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson is developing. It will also stand alone from the Skywalker saga which includes Star Wars: The Last Jedi, released last December and the upcoming Star Wars Episode IX which JJ Abrams is working on, reports aceshowbiz.com.

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