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Chinese audiences’ appetite for Bollywood drama rages unabated. The latest one to have the Peking boys stampede into the theatres and Shanghai’s dames squeal in pleasant fright is Sriram Raghavan’s suspense thriller Andha Dhun (marketed also as Piano Player, shades of Truffaut crime caper here) starring Ayushmann and Radhika. Rs 219 crore in two weeks is a handily handsome strike rate. Long live our ‘soft power’.
Lanky (or is it a photo illusion?) and mighty purty, Ananya Panday, the debutante in Student of the Year 2, is enjoying top billing in...proud dad Chunky’s social media posts. The cute thing every schoolboy would love to love has just had her night curfew lifted.
Public display of marital harmony surfaces on the biggest fiesta of all—the LS polls, where Dharmendra defied ill health to campaign for wife Hema Malini, sitting MP of Mathura. Drawing on his farmer credentials as well as his character in Sholay, Dharam urged ‘gaonwalon’ to vote for Hema. Did he stumble into the stern “Basanti tum....”. Possibly not.
She’s not dressed like a rockstar, nor was she kitted out for a springy, punchy performance. The Audience at Goafest 2019 had a ringside view of Mary Kom’s superb rendition of What’s Up by 4 Non Blondes. You know her right hooks; respect her vocal chords too.
The wildfire of hysteria spread by Game of Thrones has spawned new forms of celebrity behaviour too—arrogating superfandom to push their own merchandise. Thus the ever seductive Jennifer Lopez, who needed the excuse of the approaching ‘winter’ (hope you got the all-white symbolism?) to peddle Medicine, her new music video.
Things got heated when Burnley faced Cardiff at Turf Moor and then took a weird turn. After Ashley Barnes was fouled by Joe Bennett, the duo confronted each other. It got hot as Barnes planted a kiss on the bridge of his opponent’s nose who was even more shocked when the Burnley front-man did it again.