Freeze frame: Lady Gaga, Jalebi, Timothee Chalamet, Dwayne Johnson, Arjun Rampal, Chloe Grace Moretz 

Pop star Lady Gaga says the idea of fame is “very unnatural” and being popular does not change the artiste as much as it changes the people around them. The 32-year-old singer, who features in A Star is Born, says director and co-star Bradley Cooper’s character is an example of fame’s adverse effects. “The truth is, people think we change. It’s not us that change, it’s everyone around us who changes. Fame is very unnatural. And we see that Jack is struggling is this film. There’s substance abuse, there’s trauma. Ally also, for me, is struggling from depression at the beginning of the film, in not believing in herself,” Gaga said. She urged the entertainment industry to intervene early to rescue artists struggling with substance abuse and other mental health issues as they pursue fame.

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Pop star Lady Gaga says the idea of fame is “very unnatural” and being popular does not change the artiste as much as it changes the people around them. The 32-year-old singer, who features in A Star is Born, says director and co-star Bradley Cooper’s character is an example of fame’s adverse effects. “The truth is, people think we change. It’s not us that change, it’s everyone around us who changes. Fame is very unnatural. And we see that Jack is struggling is this film. There’s substance abuse, there’s trauma. Ally also, for me, is struggling from depression at the beginning of the film, in not believing in herself,” Gaga said. She urged the entertainment industry to intervene early to rescue artists struggling with substance abuse and other mental health issues as they pursue fame.

The Jalebi trailer is out. Presented by Mahesh Bhatt and Vishesh Films, Jalebi stars Rhea Chakraborty and debutant Varun Mitra. Pushpdeep Bhardwaj is also making his directorial debut with the film that also stars Digangana Suryavanshi. The film will release on October 12. Sharing the trailer of the film, Bhatt wrote: “Some love stories go beyond ‘...and they lived happily ever after’.”

Actor Timothee Chalamet has said that during the filming of Beautiful Boy he found a “paternal figure” in co-star Steve Carell. He plays Carell’s son in the Felix Van Groeningen’s English-language directorial debut that deals with the strained relationship between a father and his teenage son, suffering from meth addiction. “I’ve been watching Steve for seven years on TV. I had to audition a couple times for this, and the last time I went in was with Steve,” Chalamet, 22, told The Hollywood Reporter. “Obviously I play his son in this film, but immediately I felt like I was in the protection of a paternal figure.”

A biopic of wrestler-turned-actor Dwayne Johnson’s father, Rocky Johnson, is in the works. According to The Hollywood Reporter, indie filmmakers Jonathan and Justin Gajewski are developing Ring King after optioning the life rights to Rocky, ex-TV wrestler and WWE Hall of Famer. Ring King will show how Rocky managed to establish himself as one of the first black wrestlers to demand and receive a contract. He retired from the wresting ring in 1991.

Romanian actress Iulia Vantur will make her Bollywood debut in Studio 5 Elements’ Radha Kyon Gori Main Kaala. She will play a Krishna follower who falls in love with an Indian — Arjun Rampal. Director Prem R. Soni and the crew will leave for the recce for the film next week and the actress will accompany him to start prepping for her role. The film is expected to go on the floor in Mathura, Uttar Pradesh. (Bharati K. Dubey)

Actress Chloe Grace Moretz has said that she went through career crisis a couple of years ago as she was contemplating what she should do next in her life. In an interview with The Daily Telegraph, the 21-year-old actress said she reached a point where she had no idea about who she was. “I didn’t even know acting could be a job until I was about 13, ‘cause I saw it as like playtime. But then when I was 19, I had a moment of being like, whoa, I’m 19, I’ve done 50-something movies, what am I? Who am I? I felt the flame that I’d had my entire life start to dwindle and that terrified me,” Moretz said, adding that’s when she decided to take time off from acting to reflect back.

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