Diljit's Wax Statue to Be Unveiled on Thursday
Punjabi sensation Diljit Dosanjh's wax statue at Madame Tussauds Delhi, located in the iconic Regal Building at Connaught Place here, will be unveiled on Thursday.
As part of a social media engagement, fans have been posting messages for their Punjabi superstar on Madame Tussauds handle. The top posts will be getting a couple of passes to the attraction and will be amongst the first few to step into the spotlight with their favourite superstar's figure.
Once launched, Diljit's figure will take its place in history as the first turbaned figure in Madame Tussauds Delhi.
Mexican President Celebrates Oscar for 'Roma'
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has congratulated the entire team of the Mexican film Roma for winning three Oscars.
The week began "with good news", Obrador said at a press conference on Monday and hailed the film's director, Alfonso Cuaron, Efe news reported.
The 91st Academy Awards on Sunday saw Roma become the first Mexican feature to win the Oscar for best foreign film, while Cuaron took home the awards for cinematography and directing.
"It pleases me very much that a Mexican, that a team, a group of actors, professionals, have this recognition that is so important in cinema," Obrador said.
R. Kelly Released After Pleading Not Guilty to 10 Sexual Abuse Charges
US singer R. Kelly was released from jail on a $100,000 bond after pleading not guilty to 10 sexual abuse charges against three minors.
The 52-year-old was released from a Chicago prison on Monday afternoon, reports Efe news.
Kelly briefly appeared at a hearing earlier on Monday at a court here and pleaded not guilty before Judge LeRoy Martin, who is handling the case.
The district attorney in charge, Kimberly Foxx, has indicated that the 10 criminal charges the singer is facing are linked to four victims, three of whom were, at the time of the events, less than 17 years old.
If convicted, Kelly could be sentenced to three to seven years in prison for each of the accusations.
Quiet No More: B-Town Celebs Hail IAF Air Strike on Pak JeM Camps
After the news of Indian Air Force (IAF) jets hitting the biggest training camp of the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) group in Pakistan early on Tuesday, 26 February, reached the masses, strong reactions have been pouring in on social media.
Foreign Secretary Vijay K Gokhale, in a press briefing later on Tuesday, told the media that the "non-military pre-emptive action was specifically targeted at the terrorist camp" which he said was located on a hilltop far away from civilian areas.The camp, he said, was located at Balakot, about 195 km from Islamabad and over 40 km from Muzaffarabad, in the province Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
The aim, he said, was to ensure that there were no civilian casualties, while at the same time, eliminating a very large number of terrorists and their trainers. Like many others, B-town celebs lauded the Indian government and showed their support, for this move. From Akshay Kumar to Ajay Devgan to Abhishek Bachchan and Sonakshi Sinha - all tweeted out praises for the Indian Air Force.
Read more on The Quint.
Rajendra Gupta, Yatin Karyekar to Star in 'PM Narendra Modi'
Actors Rajendra Gupta and Yatin Karyekar have joined the cast of the upcoming film PM Narendra Modi.
Rajendra will be seen as Modi's father and Karyekar as Lakshman Rao Inamdar in the film, read a statement.
They have already started shooting for the film in Ahmedabad.
The film is being directed by National Award-winner Omung Kumar and produced by Sandip Ssingh and Suresh Oberoi, whose son actor Vivek Anand Oberoi will be playing the title role of Modi.
GoT Final Season Will 'Shock People': Emilia Clarke
Emilia Clarke has teased there is "a very good reason" why the makers "Game of Thrones" took their time with the last season of the hit show.
The 32-year-old actor, known for playing the iconic role of Daenerys Targaryen in the HBO series, said the eighth and final season will "shock people"."It's going to be huge, that much everyone needs to know,” she said.
"It took us a long time to film this one for a very good reason. But I think there's going to be some things... I know there's going to be some things in this last season that will shock people," Clarke told E! on the Oscars 2019 red carpet.
'Mukkabaaz' Actor Vineet Singh Joins Cast of 'Saand Ki Aankh'
Vineet Singh, who played the lead in sports drama Mukkabaaz, has joined the cast of Anurag Kashyap production Saand Ki Aankh.
Vineet Singh joins the cast of #SaandKiAankh... Stars Taapsee Pannu, Bhumi Pednekar and Prakash Jha... Directed by Tushar Hiranandani... Produced by Reliance Entertainment, Anurag Kashyap and Nidhi Parmar. pic.twitter.com/dAmX3epNJA— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) February 26, 2019
The film is about the world’s oldest sharpshooters, Chandro Tomar and her sister-in-law Prakashi Tomar. It marks the directorial debut of writer Tushar Hiranandani and stars Bhumi Pednekar and Taapsee Pannu.
Pakistan Announces Boycott of Indian Films & Ads After Air Strikes
Pakistan's Information and Broadcasting Minister Fawad Chaudhry on Tuesday announced a boycott on Indian movies as well as 'Made in India' advertisements in the country.
"Cinema Exhibitors Association has boycotted Indian content, no Indian Movie will be released in Pakistan. Also have instructed PEMRA to act against 'Made in India' advertisements," Chaudhry tweeted.
The move comes in response to a pre-dawn attack air strike by the Indian Air Force (IAF) on Jaish-e-Mohammed's biggest terror camp in Balakot in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on early Tuesday.
Shraddha Kapoor Shares Action-Packed ‘Saaho’ Teaser
Shraddha Kapoor has shared an action-packed teaser from her upcoming film Saaho which also stars Baahubali actor Prabhas. The short clip features a slick chase scene with police in hot pursuit, Shraddha bolting through a crowded market and Prabhas zipping by on a motorbike.
Watch the video here:
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