QuickE: ‘The Family Man’ Teaser; Lata Criticises Ranu Mondal

1. Manoj Bajpayee Is Not Your Average Family Guy in ‘The Family Man’

Manoj Bajpayee is all set to make his digital debut with Amazon Prime’s The Family Man. Makers of the series dropped its teaser and it looks every bit of an edge-of-the-seat thriller. Manoj plays Srikant Tiwari, who is a middle class guy but a world-class spy’.

Created by Raj & DK (Krishna DK and Raj Nidimoru), known for films like Shor in the City, Go Goa Gone, and Stree, the series follows Srikant as he wears multiple hats, that of a family man and an undercover spy. Apart from Manoj Bajpayee, the cast comprises of Gul Panag, Priyamani and more.

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2. Imitation is Not Durable: Lata Mangeshkar on Ranu Mondal’s Success

Lata Mangeshkar reacts to Ranu Mondal’s viral success. 

Lata Mangeshkar has reacted to singer Ranu Mondal’s recent rise to fame, after her rendition of the legendary singer’s ‘Ek Pyaar Ka Nagma Hai’ from the 1972 film Shor went viral on the Internet, saying that “imitation is not a reliable and durable companion for success”.

The internet sensation also got her big Bollywood break recently when music composer Himesh Reshammiya got her to record two songs, ‘Teri Meri Kahani’ and ‘Aadat’, for his film Happy Hardy and Heer. Yesterday Himesh also posted a video on his Instagram account, where Ranu is seen singing a recreation of the song ‘Aashiqui Mein Teri’ from the film 36 China Town.

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3. Abused Relationships: Justin Bieber Opens up About His Struggles

Justin Bieber took to Instagram to post a tell-all essay about his struggles with depression, attaining fame at a very young age and how that fame led him to make “every bad decision you could have thought of” by the age of 20. He started his note saying how difficult it is to get out of bed on a positive note when you are “overwhelmed with your life, your past, job, responsibilities, emotions, your family, finances and your relationships.”

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4. This ‘Game of Thrones’ Actor Stars in Dhanush’s Next Film

Scottish actor James Cosmo has been signed on for Petta director Karthik Subbaraj’s yet untitled gangster film with Dhanush. Cosmo played Jeor Mormont, Lord Commander of the Night's Watch and father of Jorah Mormont, in HBO’s Game of Thrones and has also appeared in Ben Hur, Troy and The Chronicle of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.

Karthik and the producers Y Not Studios shared the news over Twitter.

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5. SRK Introduces India’s ‘Lucky Charm’ in ‘The Zoya Factor’ Song

The makers of Sonam Kapoor-starrer The Zoya Factor have released the first song from the film. Titled ‘Lucky Charm’, the catchy number sounds like a Punjabi folk song with lyrics that list the various superstitions that are common in India. The song has been composed by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy and performed by Raghuvir Yadav and Shankar Mahadevan with lyrics by Amitabh Bhattacharya.

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