Pakistani comedian & TV personality Umer Sharif dies aged 66 in Germany
Pakistani comedian and television personality Umer Sharif passed away aged 66 in Germany. He was suffering from several ailments and was admitted to a hospital. “Our CG is present at the hospital to assist the family in every way,” wrote Dr Mohammad Faisal, Pakistan’s Ambassador to Germany. Mourning his demise, Kapil Sharma tweeted, “Alvida legend…may your soul rest in peace.”
Mahesh Manjrekar announces his next film ‘Godse’ on Gandhi Jayanti
On the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti, filmmaker Mahesh Manjrekar announced a new film titled ‘Godse’. It will be based on Nathuram Godse, who had assassinated Mahatma Gandhi on January 30, 1948. Speaking about the project, Mahesh said, “While telling his story, we neither want to patronise nor want to speak against anyone…We’ll leave it to…audience on who’s right or wrong.”
Rajamouli’s RRR to clash with Bhansali’s Gangubai Kathiyawadi in January
Director SS Rajamouli’s ‘RRR’, starring Ram Charan, Jr NTR, Alia Bhatt and Ajay Devgn, will release on January 7 next year. The film will hit the theatres a day after Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Gangubai Kathiyawadi’, which also stars Alia and Ajay. According to reports, Ajay will essay the role of don Karim Lala in ‘Gangubai Kathiyawadi’.
Samantha refuses to take ₹200 crore alimony from Naga Chaitanya: Reports
Actress Samantha Ruth Prabhu, who announced her separation from actor-husband Naga Chaitanya, refused to take ₹200 crore alimony, said reports. She was reportedly offered the alimony as part of the marriage settlement. “Samantha…only needed love and companionship from this marriage…now that it’s over, she doesn’t need anything else from it,” wrote Hindustan Times while quoting a source.
SRK’s son Aryan named among 8 people being questioned by NCB over rave party
The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) has named eight persons who are being questioned in connection with a raid at a rave party on cruise off Mumbai coast. NCB Mumbai Director Sameer Wankhede confirmed that actor Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan is being questioned. Others include Arbaaz Merchant, Munmun Dhamecha, Nupur Sarika, Ishmeet Singh, Mohak Jaswal, Vikrant Chhoker and Gomit Chopra.