New cases have been rising at an alarming rate. Authorities in the country announced Sunday morning they had identified another 28,637 coronavirus patients over the previous 24 hours -- the fourth day in a row in which the country set a new daily record for infections. … [Read more...] about Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan hospitalized for coronavirus with mild symptoms
The new GR (Government Resolution) issued by the Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray today has brought in a sigh of relief for the entertainment industry, which brought all its work to a halt even before the national lockdown was implemented. The new GR has been approved by the CM to ensure that the producers of different shows, ad films and movies can commence work over the next few days. J D Majethia, the Chairman of the Indian Film and Television Producers’ Council (web and TV division), confirmed the news and said, “We first want to thank Uddhav Thackeray for speedily addressing our concerns and helping us find a way out. We had our faith in him but we didn’t expect things to come through so quickly and smoothly. We now have to internally discuss the roadmap ahead. It will take us a few meetings with all the industry bodies to come up with an effective work model which ensures that we all follow the health and safety guidelines while producing some great … [Read more...] about Shootings for shows and films to commence in a week?
Acknowledging the public health concerns and challenges in his industry, Sanjeev Kumar Bijli, Joint Managing Director, PVR Ltd., one of the biggest multiplex chains with more than 800 screens spread across major Indian cities, said that health screenings at cinemas and malls, ensuring physical distancing and proper hygiene and providing a ‘contact-less’ experience in cinemas will be the utmost priority and go a long way in instilling confidence in the public. … [Read more...] about People want to get out of their homes and watch new movies, says Sanjeev Kumar Bijli of PVR Cinemas
The lead stars are Ishaan Khatter as Maan Kapoor and Tabu as Saeeda Bai, the courtesan with whom he becomes dangerously infatuated in a forbidden romance. The show marks Tabu’s reunion with Nair, 14 years after they worked together in The Namesake, which also starred Irrfan Khan. … [Read more...] about ‘A Suitable Boy’ trailer: Mira Nair’s adaptation promises a stunning drama
The movie opens in 2005 where a 22-year-old Otis is a successful action movie star with serious problems with alcohol. After a drunken binge, a car crash and a violent altercation with the police, Otis is ordered to rehab. His therapist says he suffers from PTSD and needs to confront his past to avoid the triggers and move forward. … [Read more...] about ‘Honey Boy’ movie review: Shia LaBeouf’s movie therapy makes for cathartic viewing