Shabana Is Recovering Well: Javed Akhtar
Javed Akhtar has taken to Twitter to say that Shabana Azmi is recovering well and will be shifted to a normal room tomorrow. “Our family would like to thank all the friends and well wishers for their concern and messages for Shabana Azmi. This is to let everyone know that she is recovering well and most probably will be shifted to a normal room tomorrow,” he wrote.
Our family would like to thank all the friends and well wishers for their concern and messages for @AzmiShabana. This is to let everyone know that she is recovering well and most probably will be shifted to a normal room tomorrow.— Javed Akhtar (@Javedakhtarjadu) January 22, 2020
Shabana met with an accident on the Mumbai Pune Expressway on 18 January.
'Monty Python' star Terry Jones Dies at 77
Terry Jones, founder of sketch comedy group Monty Python, has passed away after a battler with dementia. The Welsh actor, director and comedian was 77. A statement from his family said: “We are deeply saddened to have to announce the passing of beloved husband and father, Terry Jones. Terry passed away on the evening of 21 January 2020 at the age of 77 with his wife Anna Soderstrom by his side after a long, extremely brave but always good humoured battle with a rare form of dementia, FTD.” Jones was best known for creating comedy series Monty Python’s Flying Circus, with Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Michael Palin and Terry Gilliam.
Mohan Raja to Direct Tamil Remake of 'Andhadhun'
Filmmaker Mohan Raja has been roped in to direct the Tamil remake of Sriram Raghavan’s Andhadhun, which originally starred Ayushmann Khurrana and Tabu. The remake will feature Prashanth in the lead and will be produced by his father Thiyagarajan. He had earlier starred in Johnny, the Tamil remake of Raghavan’s 2007 film Johnny Gaddar.
Saif Recreates Steps from 'Ole Ole' for 'Jawaani Jaaneman'
Saif Ali Khan’s song ‘Ole Ole’ from his film Yeh Dillagi has been a favourite among his fans, and the actor is back with a recreation of the song as well as its popular hook step. The song titled ‘Ole Ole 2.0’ from Jawaani Jaaneman features Saif dancing to the tunes of the remixed song in a pub. Originally sung by Abhijeet Bhattacharya, ‘Ole Ole 2.0’ has been sung by Amit Mishra, composed by Tanishk Bagchi and the additional lyrics are penned by Shabbir Ahmed.
Tamil Remake of 'Pink' Goes on Floors
The Telugu remake of Shoojit Sircar’s 2016 drama Pink has gone on floors, reports IANS. The film stars Pawan Kalyan and will be directed by Sriram Venu and produced by Boney Kapoor, who also bankrolled the Tamil version Nerkonda Parvai.
Salman Khan to Team Up With Sooraj Barjatya
Salman Khan is all set to team up with Sooraj Barjatya again after Prem Ratan Dhan Payo. According to a Mumbai Mirror report, the director is writing a script, which will be finalised in another year or two. The idea has been approved by Salman and is in the space of family, drama, emotions. Sooraj Barjatya is currently focusing on his son Avnish’s directorial debut. “I am only there as a guide, it is his film, his story. It is a complicated love story,” Barjatya was quoted as saying.
(With inputs from Mumbai Mirror)
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