Today the world of entertainment has seen some surprise announcements and shocking updates. Starting with the good news of Superstar Rajinikanth winning the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award, to Pen Studios acquiring the non-theatrical rights of RRR and Hindi distribution rights for a record price, to the shocking update of Bollywood actress Kirron Kher diagnosed with blood cancer, here are the top trending news of the day.
Dadasaheb Phalke Award For Superstar Rajinikanth!
Early this morning, Minister of Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar, broke the good news that Rajinikanth will be conferred with the prestigious 51st Dadasaheb Phalke Award for the year 2020. The Dadasaheb Phalke Award is India’s highest film honour, and Superstar will be bestowed with this award for his immense contribution to the Indian cinema.
PEN Studios Acquire RRR Rights For A Record Price
RRR rights have been the hot cakes in the trade circuit for a long time with several streaming platforms raced against each other to grab the rights. But Bollywood production house Pen Studios got hold of the jackpot. As per the official announcement that is out this morning, Pen Studios got hold of the electronic, digital, satellite rights of all languages for a whopping Rs. 250 Cr along with the Hindi distribution rights for Rs.150 Cr, thus making it a total of Rs. 400 Cr.
Kirron Kher Battles With Blood Cancer, Shares Anupam Kher On Social Media
Anupam Kher confirmed that his wife, Bollywood actress turned BJP MP of Chandigarh Kirron Kher, has been battling multiple myeloma, a type of blood cancer. Anupam and son Sikandar released a statement on social media stating the actress is currently undergoing treatment. "We are sure she will come out of this stronger than before," wrote Anupam.
Nani’s Tuck Jagadish On The Lines Of THIS Mani Ratnam’s Classic?
As per the latest industry grapevine, the storyline of Nani's wholesome entertainer Tuck Jagadish is inspired by Mani Ratnam’s yesteryear classic film Gharshana (1988) which is all about two stepsons who chose different career paths and confronts each other. Directed by Shiva Nirvana, the film is set for 23rd April release.
Anupam Kher In Karthikeya 2
Legendary Bollywood actor Anupam Kher in a recent talk with the reporters he said that he'll be playing a crucial role in a Telugu thriller. He revealed that the film is Karthikeya 2, starring Nikhil Siddharth. The movie is a spiritual sequel to the well-received supernatural scientific thriller Karthikeya.
Indian 2 Makers Files Complaint On Director Shankar
Following the numerous reports of Shankar's Indian 2 getting shelved, here came a shocking update. Indian 2 producers have filed a case against director Shankar in the Madras High Court seeking a ban on him to direct any other film before the completion of the Kamal Haasan starrer Indian 2. The production house also stated in its petition that the initial budget of Indian 2 was Rs. 236 Cr and about Rs. 180 Cr have been spent in the film's production so far.
Bappi Lahiri Tested Positive For COVID-19, Admitted To Hospital
Renowned musician Bappi Lahiri has been tested positive for coronavirus. He has been admitted to Mumbai's Breach Candy Hospital without any delay. According to his daughter Rema Lahiri, last night, the veteran Music composer-singer was showing mild COVID-19 symptoms. She further added that Bappi has been moved to the hospital as a precautionary measure due to his age.
Lights! Camera! Action! Mohanlal's Barroz Goes On Floors
Mohanlal's directorial debut Barroz, a 3D fantasy drama has begun shooting on Wednesday at Fort Kochi, where makers erected a special set. Mohanlal shared the working stills on his social media handle and the pictures are going viral.
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