Veteran actress Rita Bhaduri, best known for her roles in films like Julie, Hero No. 1 and Beta, has died. She was 62. Bhaduri passed away on Tuesday morning after suffering a cardiac arrest at Sujoy Hospital in Juhu, Mumbai. She was in the hospital for the past two weeks.
Hollywood producers Judy Craymer and Gary Goetzman will once again dig into the Abba nostalgia trove to collect a few hundred million at the box office with Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again. And Abba themselves — Agnetha Faltskog, Bjorn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson and Anni-Frid Lyngstad — are all set to release two new singles after more than 35 years in December, one of them being the aptly titled I Still Have Faith in You. Irrespective of the fact that the songs would either be pop gold or reach the heights of pop mediocrity, the lessons Abba learnt and taught remain as relevant in Brexit era as it was when the UK joined the European Union in 1973. Why? Read on...
Last year Suman Ghosh spent “happy sleepless nights” in Mahishadal, a town near Haldia, directing Soumitra Chatterjee, Aparna Sen, Rituparna Sengupta and Jisshu Sengupta for the film Basu Poribaar. And then in December he went to Jharkhand to soak in the sights and sounds. Months later, Suman, a Miami-based economics professor and filmmaker, is happy to share the deets of his first Hindi film Aadhaar, starring Vineet Kumar Singh and set in Jharkhand.
Singer Selena Gomez and Oscar-winning actor Tilda Swinton will feature in an upcoming zombie comedy The Dead Don’t Die. Helmed by Jim Jarmusch, the film’s cast also includes Bill Murray, Adam Driver, Steve Buscemi and Chloe Sevigny, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The film’s plot is unknown, but set photos show Murray, Sevigny and Driver dressed as police officers.
House of Cards star Robin Wright has said she has also had her brush with sexual harassment. In an interview with NBC News’s Savannah Guthrie, where she speaks out for the first time since her former House of Cards co-star Kevin Spacey was sacked from the show following allegations of sexual harassment against him, Wright said: “Who hasn’t?”
Marvel Studios have announced Cate Shortland as the director of its highly anticipated Black Widow standalone movie. The film will star Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff, a.k.a. Black Widow, an agent of the fictional spy agency S.H.I.E.L.D and a member of the superhero team the Avengers. Shortland, 49, is best known for the Nazi drama Lore and most recently directed the Teresa Palmer-starrer The Berlin Syndrome. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the studio met with over 70 directors to find the right person to helm the project. Shortland, who had a promising meeting with Johansson, later bagged the project.