Staff at dubbing studio visited by Abhishek Bachchan test negative for COVID-19

After Abhishek Bachchan was found to be coronavirus positive on July 11, the dubbing studio he visited last week to dub for Breathe: Into the Shadows was shut down. All the employees at the studio have now been tested negative for the virus.

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As per reports the owner of the studio has confirmed that all of the staff have been found negative and he also concluded that the actor might not have contacted the virus from the studio. However, the studio will continue to remain closed. 

On July 11, Amitabh Bachchan was first tested positive for coronavirus followed by Abhishek Bachchan. Both father and son were immediately shifted to Nanavati hospital in Mumbai. The following day Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and her daughter Aaradhya Bachchan were also tested positive, however, they were asked to self quarantine at home. 

All the people who came in contact with the Bachchan family are being tested for the virus. Reportedly, the staff at the Bachchan household will also go through a round of antibodies test to find out how the family contacted the virus.

ALSO READ: Amitabh Bachchan & Abhishek Bachchan recovering fast from Covid; likely to be home next week 

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2020-07-15 15:13:45

Class Of 83, Tribhanga, Taish: A list of 6 films that might also be announced by Netflix tomorrow

Yesterday, Bollywood Hungama put out a list of as many as 9 films that are expected to be announced by Netflix tomorrow as direct releases on the web streaming platform. Now it has to come to light that besides these 9 films, the following films/series too are also expected to be included in the grand line-up:

1. Gunjan Saxena – The Kargil Girl

Bollywood Hungama, earlier in the day, broke the news that Gunjan Saxena – The Kargil Girl will be out on Independence Day on Netflix. It stars Janhvi Kapoor, Angad Bedi and Pankaj Tripathi and it tells the true story of Gunjan Saxena, one of India’s first female combat aviators to be posted in Kargil during the 1999 war. Directed by debutant Sharan Sharma, it is produced by Karan Johar.

2. Tribhanga

It is directed by Renuka Shahane and produced by Ajay Devgn. The film boats of a great star cast comprising of Kajol, Mithila Palkar and Tanvi Azmi and spans across three generations of a family. Earlier this year, there were reports that Netflix had asked the makers of this flick to prepone the release, to take advantage of the lockdown.

3. Class of 83

It is produced by Shah Rukh Khan’s Red Chillies Entertainment and stars Bobby Deol in the lead role. The reports mention that as per the title, the film is a drama that revolves around the reunion of a batch that passed out in the year 1983.

4. Taish

This Bejoy Nambiar revenge thriller stars real-life couple Pulkit Samrat and Kriti Kharbanda along with Harshvardhan Rane, Sanjeeda Shaikh and Jim Sarbh.

5. Bombay Rose

This is an animated feature flick that gives an ode to the Maximum City and also to Bollywood. Unlike other animated movies in today’s times, this one is made by frame-by-frame painted animation in a computer. It is helmed by Gitanjali Rao, who played Banita Sandhu’s mother in Varun Dhawan-starrer October.

6. Masaba Masaba

It features Masaba Gupta along with her mother Neena Gupta and is a scripted series based on their lives. It is directed by Sonam Nair, who is known for making Gippy and the TV show The Trip.

Also Read: These films are expected to be announced for direct release on Netflix on July 16!

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2020-07-15 14:30:58

Sushant Singh Rajput Death: Home Minister Amit Shah forwards request of CBI enquiry to concerned ministry 

Sushant Singh Rajput died by suicide on June 14. The actor did not leave behind any note and the case is currently being investigated by the Mumbai Police. However, fans of the actor feel that the case should be transferred to the CBI and have been running a social media campaign for the same. 

Sushant Singh Rajput Death: Home Minister Amit Shah forwards request of CBI enquiry to concerned ministry 

On Tuesday, former Bihar MP Pappu Yadav took to his Twitter handle to share an acknowledgement he received from Home Minister Amit Shah to his letter requesting a CBI enquiry into Sushant Singh Rajput’s demise. The letter said that Yadav’s request is being forwarded to the concerned ministry. 

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Meanwhile, the Mumbai Police has recorded the statements of nearly 30 people who were associated with the actor. The forensic reports have stated that the actor died by asphyxia due to hanging and have ruled out any foul play. 

ALSO READ: Salman Khan will not be questioned by Mumbai Police in Sushant Singh Rajput’s death case

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2020-07-15 13:38:38

Shawn Mendes partners with Global Citizen to provide $250,000 in need-based scholarships

Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Shawn Mendes, through his Shawn Mendes Foundation (SMF), is partnering with Global Citizen in order to provide scholarships to students. They are launching Global Citizen Academy, leadership experience for high school graduates from around the world to learn powerful & practical skills to help propel their social impact.

Shawn Mendes partners with Global Citizen to provide $250,000 in need-based scholarships

According to the official site of Global Citizen,  the said academy is designed in partnership with Minerva Project where the program offers accredited courses taught via Minerva’s cutting-edge virtual learning platform. The Academy will feature curriculum and high profile speakers focused on a range of social issues including racial justice, climate change, and human rights.

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“Our world needs young leaders now more than ever,” says Mendes said in a statement. “It’s been truly inspiring to watch so many young activists use their voices. By working with Global Citizen Academy, my hope is that we can empower many more young people around the world with the resources and tools they need to make an impact.”

Shawn Mendes Foundation will be providing $250,000 in need-based scholarships so tuition fees don’t prevent anyone from participating in the Academy. Shawn will be serving as Global Youth Chair. In addition to the scholarship funding, Shawn will be amplifying the opportunity to recruit applicants providing mentorship opportunities and helping curate the list of guest speakers for the Academy’s “Leadership In Action” series. These high-profile speakers will be announced over the coming weeks. Global Citizen Academy is accepting applications until July 30th.

ALSO READ: Lewis Capaldi, Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello belt out One Direction’s ‘Steal Your Heart’, Niall Horan joins in at Grammys after-party

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2020-07-15 12:13:33

Remo D’souza fills in for Malaika Arora on India’s Best Dancer show, to reunite with DID judges Terence Lewis and Geeta Kapoor

Television shoots have resumed adhering to the government’s safety protocol. Many shows are set to air soon. Sony TV’s variety series India’s Best Dancer will be back on the small screen from this coming weekend. Malaika Arora is one of the judges on the show along with Geeta Kapur and Terence Lewis. She will be absent for the next couple of episodes. Uncertain about the next few episodes, filmmaker and choreographer Remo D’souza has stepped as the judge making it the reunion of Dance India Dance original judges’ panel.

Remo D’souza fills in for Malaika Arora on India’s Best Dancer show, to reunite with DID judges Terence Lewis and Geeta Kapoor

Remo D’souza is excited to get back to work and reunite with his old pals. Geeta Kapoor added that all the necessary precautions have been taken care of and the crew has been well-equipped.

Terence Lewis also said that this was in a way trip down the memory lane for them. He said that everyone is going through a difficult time and this spirit of powering through is inspiring.

ALSO READ: “I will never forget choreographing Madhuri Dixit with Sarojji”, says Remo D’Souza

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2020-07-15 11:54:18

Stranger Things star Finn Wolfhard joins The Witcher’s Anya Chalotra  for sci-fi series New-Gen

In an exciting piece of news, Stranger Things actor Finn Wolfhard, who plays Mike Wheeler on the Netflix series, has booked his next role. He will be joining the voice cast of the upcoming sci-fi series, New-Gen. His brother Nick Wolfhard and The Witcher’s Anya Chalotra will also headline the cast.

Stranger Things star Finn Wolfhard joins The Witcher's Anya Chalotra  for sci-fi series New-Gen

According to Variety, “Targeted at the 7-plus age group, the series is set in a futuristic utopia called New-Gen, which becomes threatened by a nanotech war. It follows twins who live as ordinary teenagers and nanotech-enhanced superheroes. The series is being designed as a multi-platform, multi-tech experience where viewers will be able to download an augmented reality app enabling players’ use of nanotech powers to battle various creatures from the show, and a web presence that weaves scientific fact and fiction to depict what nanotech is.”

Meanwhile, Finn Wolfhard is set to return for the new season of the Stranger Things along with Millie Bobby Brown, Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Noah Schnapp, Sadie Sink, Natalia Dyer, Charlie Heaton, Joe Keery, among others.

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2020-07-15 11:38:46

Ranveer Singh beats Selena Gomez to record over 1 billion views with his GIFs

Ranveer Singh is one of the biggest youth icons in the world and here’s the proof! India’s youngest superstar is a rage among fans and audiences alike, especially with the huge Indian diaspora worldwide. Ranveer is present on Giphy, a popular American online database and search engine known for making and sharing animated images, or GIFs, and his channel has already aggregated 1.1 billion views! By doing so, Ranveer has beaten the likes of Selena Gomez, currently at 962 million, to become the fastest-growing world icon on the platform!

Ranveer Singh beats Selena Gomez to record over 1 billion views with his GIFs

Ranveer joins the eclectic list of global power icons like Sir Paul McCartney, Madonna, Taylor Swift, and Ariana Grande who have over 1 billion views on their profile! Ranveer’s growing superstardom has resulted him in zipping past several big luminaries of the world.

Ranveer Singh beats Selena Gomez to record over 1 billion views with his GIFs

A source informs, “Several factors have resulted in Ranveer’s staggering social media following. People, especially youngsters really relate to him because he has made it big through his brilliant acting skills. His equity is extremely strong given the kind of films he does and he is considered a huge showman with eclectic fashion choices. He is the youngest male superstar of the country with a total social media reach of 56 million across platforms! Among all the Bollywood male actors, he is among the top 3 highest followed Instagram accounts. He boasts of fan clubs strength at about 4.5 million worldwide!”

Ranveer Singh beats Selena Gomez to record over 1 billion views with his GIFs

The informer adds, “Ranveer’s followers are present across countries like United States, UK, Scotland, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Indonesia, France, Germany, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand, UAE countries, Canada, Japan and even in some African countries! He is a truly global phenomenon and the big blockbusters that he has delivered in the last two years have only added to the star appearance of the actor. It is, thus, not a surprise that his GIF’s can get such a staggering number of views!”

ALSO READ: SCOOP: Ranveer Singh to make a special appearance in Sanjay Leela Bhansali – Alia Bhatt’s Gangubai Kathiawadi

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2020-07-15 11:11:57

Another crew member of Bhabhiji Ghar Par Hain tests positive for Coronavirus

The shoot for Bhabhiji Ghar Par Hain had only recently begun and the show has hit a couple of roadblocks already. The crew members’ have been reduced to a mere crowd of 40 people on the sets as a precautionary measure and have been asked to wear protective gear at all times. However, the number of cases haven’t reduced in Mumbai so far.

Another crew member of Bhabhiji Ghar Par Hain tests positive for Coronavirus

Only recently, Saumya Tandon’s personal hair stylist had tested positive for Coronavirus and the actress was asked to take a break from work to ensure her safety. The word is, that another crew member has reported to be Coronavirus positive. The man goes by the name Gopal and is a part of Saumya’s make-up team. He has been taken away for quarantine and is being given the required treatment.

Shooting new episodes is going to be a little more difficult for the producers of Bhabhiji Ghar Par Hain than they initially thought.

Also Read: Bhabhiji Ghar Par Hain star Saumya Tandon’s personal hairstylist tests positive for Coronavirus

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2020-07-15 09:16:31

Karan Tacker moves to Lonavala after multiple people test positive in his building

Actor Karan Tacker who has been enjoying some downtime with his family amidst the lockdown has had to take an important step on the family front considering the rising number of Corona Virus cases in Mumbai. Karan who lives with his family in a posh society in Mumbai has temporarily moved to Aamby Valley after seeing this spike in the cases. While we have seen Karan post some fun video with his parents on social media, in reality, the actor has been quite worried about them and as a precautionary measure, he decided to move away to Aamby Valley in Lonavala until the situation settles down.

Karan Tacker moves to Lonavala after multiple people test positive in his building

Talking about his decision to move Karan says, “We are staying at Aamby Valley. The reason behind moving out of the city was that there have been a lot of cases being reported in Mumbai. My building had a few cases and my parents are getting older, I am constantly worried about their health. Fortunately, none of us have contrived anything yet, but keeping all of this in mind we thought it’s a good idea if we could step away from the city, just to be safe.” While Karan has taken this step, he still believes that there can be some pitfalls to his decision and pointing them out the Special Ops actor states, “The pitfall of moving out from the city is the lack of medical facilities, but what my contingency plan is, I am with my parents and fortunately, Lonavala and Aamby Valley do have medical facilities, maybe not as good as Bombay, but we are all healthy individuals and worst-case scenario god forbid we can all just travel back to Mumbai to a hospital.”

Adding that the idea is to stay there as long as they can, Karan also takes us through their routine with daily chores in the Tacker household. “We are just like how we have been in Mumbai, everybody has their cleaning routine, we have all been given jobs, I do dishes, somebody does sweeping, my mom does the cooking and my sister and I help her with it. So between the family, we are all okay, we are very self-reliant like that. Chores are divided amongst each other; there is a food mart inside Aamby Valley where you can constantly stock up on your food supplies. Worst case scenario Lonavala is always there, it’s just 20 kms away.”

Ask Karan about when does he plan to return and how does he manage to dabble between travelling for work, the handsome actor asserts, “Honestly if you ask me, I hope to be back ASAP because I do miss Mumbai, home and work, all of us do. As soon as the pandemic comes to some sort of settling down that would be the best scenario to come back to Mumbai. As far as shoots are concerned, if I do end up going on shoots, I will probably quarantine myself after the shoot because I don’t intend to put my parents at risk. If my parents are here I can quarantine myself in my Mumbai house.”

Workwise, Karan was last seen as the lead hero playing Officer Farooq Ali on the OTT platform in the web-show Special Ops. His performance in the show received great reviews and even actors from the industry praised the Neeraj Pandey directorial.

ALSO READ: Karan Tacker reveals that he’s no longer in touch with Krystle D’souza 

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2020-07-15 07:23:12

Shrenu Parikh of Ishqbaaz fame tests positive for Coronavirus

Last seen in Ishqbaaz as Gauri, Shrenu Parikh, had been away from social media for a while now. After making her return from the impromptu detox, Shrenu Parikh has announced that she has been tested COVID-19 positive. The condition in the pandemic is only getting worse by each passing day and despite the precautions being maintained, the cases of COVID-19 positive patients are on an all-time rise. Shrenu is currently admitted at a hospital in Vadodra, Gujarat.

Shrenu Parikh of Ishqbaaz fame tests positive for Coronavirus

Shrenu posted a note on Instagram that reads, “Hey everyone been away for a while but the bugger hasn’t spared me… was found COVID positive a few days ago, and I’m not recovering at the hospital! Keep me and my family in your prayers! And I’m thankful to all the corona warriors who treat the patients compassionately during these scary times too…”

Shrenu captioned her post as, “Even after being so careful if it can get to you then imagine the power of this invisible demon we are fighting with… pls pls be very careful and save urselves!”

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Here’s wishing Shrenu Parikh a speedy recovery! Apart from her, Parth Samthaan of Kasautii Zindagii Kay has also been tested positive and is quarantined at home.

Also Read: 4 Years Of Ishqbaaz: Nakuul Mehta, Surbhi Chandna, and the cast reminisces the fond memories of the show

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2020-07-15 06:22:49