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Sushant Singh Rajput Death: Police question the actor’s psychiatrist again

Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s untimely demise is currently being investigated by the Mumbai Police. It has been more than a month since the actor passed away. The police have recorded the statements of nearly 30 people.

The Mumbai Police has once again called in the late actor’s psychiatrist Dr Kersi Chavda for further questioning. He was earlier questioned by the police and his statement was allegedly leaked to the public.

Dr Kersi Chavda was treating SushantSingh Rajput for depression and is well aware of his medical history.Reportedly, apart from Dr Chavda, statements of three other doctors have also been recorded by the police.

Sushant Singh Rajput died by suicide on June 14 in his Mumbai apartment. He did not leave behind any note. A section of people have been demanding CBI enquiry into the matter. On Thursday, the late actor’s girlfriend, actress Rhea Chakraborty also took to social media and requested Home Minister Amit Shah to initiate a CBI enquiry.

ALSO READ: Sushant Singh Rajput Death: Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh says there is no need for CBI intervention as no foul play suspected

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2020-07-17 11:33:34

Sonu Sood gives 25000 face shields for Maharashtra police

Bollywood actor Sonu Sood has given 25000 face shields to the police personnel in Maharashtra. The state Home Minister Anil Deshmukh took to his Twitter handle to thank the actor for his generous contributions.

Sonu Sood gives 25000 face shields for Maharashtra police

“I thank @SonuSood Ji for your generous contribution of giving 25,000 #FaceShields for our police personnel,” Deshmukh tweeted sharing a picture with Sonu Sood.

During the lockdown in India due to the pandmeic, Sonu Sood has proven to be a saviour to many. The actor stepped up to help migrants reach their hometown amidst the lockdown by arranging transport facilities for them. The actor has also offered his hotel in Mumbai for accomodation of health workers. Recently, the actor had announced that she will be sharing his experience with all through a book.

ALSO READ: “If there’s a bio-pic, I will play myself”, says Sonu Sood

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2020-07-17 11:14:56

Sushant Singh Rajput Death: Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh says there is no need for CBI intervention as no foul play suspected

The untimely demise of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput is currently being investigated by Mumbai Police. However, a section of people have been demanding a CBI enquiry. The late actor’s girlfriend actress Rhea Chakraborty has also demanded for a CBI enquiry. However, Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh feels that there is no need for CBI intervention.

Sushant Singh Rajput Death: Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh says there is no need for CBI intervention as no foul play suspected

While talking to a tabloid, Anil Deshmukh said that the Police do not suspect any foul play in relation to Sushant’s suicide. He said that he is aware of all the tweets and campaigns but doesn’t feel the need for a CBI probe. He further said that the Mumbai Police is competent enough to handle such cases and are investigating every possible angle including professional rivalry. He said that the police did not see any foul play and the details of the investigation will be shared once it is completed.

On Thursday, Rhea took to her social media handle and requested Home Minister Amit Shah to initiate a CBI enquiry. “Respected @AmitShah sir, I’m Sushant Singh Rajput’s girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty. It has been over a month since his sudden demise. I have complete faith in the government. However, in the interest of justice, I request you with folded hands to initiate a CBI inquiry into this matter. I only want to understand what pressures prompted Sushant to take this step. Yours sincerely #satyamevajayate,” she wrote.

ALSO READ: Rhea Chakraborty says ‘Enough is Enough’ after she gets rape and death threat; requests cyber officials to take action

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2020-07-17 07:35:37

Hyderabad schedule of Mumbai Saga starring John Abraham and Emraan Hashmi called off

With the restrictions being slowly lifted from the nation-wide lockdown due to the coronavirus outbreak, film and TV shootings have kicked off again adhering to the government safety guidelines. Amongst the few films, John Abraham and Emraan Hashmi starrer Mumbai Saga was supposed to resume shooting in Hyderabad.

Hyderabad schedule of Mumbai Saga starring John Abraham and Emraan Hashmi called off

After receiving a go-ahead from the Telangana government and following the guidelines by Producers Guild Of India, filmmaker Sanjay Gupta, along with his 30 hand-picked crew including his leading men, was supposed to head to Hyderabad for 14-day shooting schedule. Three sets were erected indoors in order complete the shooting. However, the Hyderabad schedule has been called off amid the spike in the Covid-19 cases.

Speaking to a daily, Sanjay Gupta revealed that the country has seen a spike of 30,000 cases in just a day. He further said that World Health Organization (WHO) has even claimed the possibility of the virus to be airborne. Since there shooting schedule required them to shoot indoors in their three indoor sets, it would have caused risk. He cited that now that Hyderabad has become as unsafe as Mumbai, they might as well shoot in the city itself. This call was taken after speaking with the lead actors and producers.

Sanjay Gupta also admitted that while they want to begin work from August 15, the schedule could get pushed further. He said that while John Abraham and Emraan Hashmi were kicked to get back to work in Hyderabad, they can’t put anyone’s health at risk. John was planning to finish the shooting for Mumbai Saga and move onto his next. Seeing the current scenario, it seems unlikely. Right now, they are trying to procure permission to shoot at Mehboob Studios, Essel and Filmcity. The dates are as of now tentative given the gravity of the current situation.

Earlier, Sanjay Gupta admitted he was working on editing from home along with his production team. He is currently at his Khandala home. But, he added that the team requires another four months from the time they complete the shoot in order to finish the film to lock the final print of it .

Mumbai Saga also stars Suniel Shetty, Prateik Babbar, Jackie Shroff, Rohit Roy, and Gulshan Grover

Also Read: John Abraham and Emraan Hashmi’s Mumbai Saga to resume shooting with 12-day schedule in Hyderabad

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2020-07-17 04:27:40

Ranveer Singh meets hairstylist to begin prep for Zoya Akhtar’s gangster crime drama

Ranveer Singh seems to be getting back on his feet and plans to resume work soon. He has been in self-quarantine with his superstar wife Deepika Padukone these past few months. With the work resuming for many amid the pandemic, it seems like the actor has already begun prep for his next with Zoya Akhtar which will be a gangster crime drama. He is reportedly playing an undercover cop who infiltrates an underworld group.

Ranveer Singh meets hairstylist to begin prep for Zoya Akhtar's gangster crime drama

Earlier this week, Ranveer Singh headed to Bandra salon to meet his hairstylist Darshan Yewalekar to work on different styles for his look test with Akhtar. Yewalekar has previously worked on Bajirao Mastani, Padmaavat, Gully Boy, and the next 83 looks before. Ahead of the look test, he went to the salon to work on his hairstyle in order to make a good impression. Since will be playing a cop, he will sport clean shaven avatar. As he goes undercover, he wants to curate diverse avatars to look different from his cop avatar.

Ranveer Singh was seen wearing mask and was maintaining social distancing as he stepped out after four months since the lockdown commenced.

Zoya Akhtar’s film reportedly stars Katrina Kaif too alongside Ranveer Singh. If everything falls into place, they will begin shooting in 2021. Meanwhile, Akhtar is yet to make official announcement.

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

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2020-07-17 03:59:37

Praksha Jha’s award winning film Pareeksha-The Final test to premiere on ZEE5 on August 6

ZEE5, India’s largest video streaming platform announced its next Original film, written, directed and produced by national award-winning filmmaker, Prakash Jha, Pareeksha – The Final Test; produced by Prakash Jha Productions. Inspired by real events, it will make a sharp comment on the traditional Indian education system. It is now all set to premiere on ZEE5 on 6th August 2020.

 Praksha Jha's award winning film Pareekhsa-The Final test to premier on ZEE5 on August 6

National award-winning filmmaker, Prakash Jha, who wrote-directed and produced the film says, “Pareeksha is very close to my heart because it deals with the education system. It’s an inspirational story of a father who has dreams for his bright son and is willing to go to any length to give him a good education. I think the film will resonate with the audience and I can’t wait to see how they respond to the teaser.”

 The teaser starts with Adil Hussain (Bucchi) as a happy-go-lucky rickshaw-wala, taking a bunch of kids to school. The narrative revolves around Bucchi’s tempest beneath for his biggest dream to provide decent education to his son. In the humdrum of their daily life, he is seen taking every chance to accomplish that dream. But will his urge take him on a dangerous path and shatter all that he holds dear?

 Starring Priyanka Bose, Adil Hussain, Sanjay Suri and child actor Shubham Jha, the film had its India Premiere at the 50th International Film Festival of India in the Indian Panorama section and will premiere at the London Indian Film Festival.

 Inspired by real events, Pareeksha – The Final Test  makes a sharp comment on our education system. Good quality education which has become the monopoly of the rich, remains inaccessible to the masses further dividing our society. Resonating from the real experience of an IPS officer, Shri Abhayanand, who is the former DGP of Bihar, this story gives us a glimpse of hope for the poor who deserve the opportunity.

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2020-07-16 12:20:24

EXCLUSIVE: Ali Abbas Zafar’s two part superhero film with Katrina Kaif to be made on a Rs. 200 crore budget!

Recently in an interview, Ali Abbas Zafar confirmed that after working with Katrina Kaif in Tiger Zinda Hai and Bharat, he is all charged up for a hat-trick of collaboration with the actress. The filmmaker will be directing Katrina in India’s maiden female superhero film and he also confirmed that the script is locked, and he is currently designing the action with an international stunt team. Bollywood Hungama has EXCLUSIVELY learnt that Katrina’s superhero film will premiere direct on Netflix as a Netflix Original Film and Ali is planning to make a two part superhero film with the actress. And that’s not all, Netflix has sanctioned Rs 80 to 85 crore to Ali for the first part of the film.

EXCLUSIVE: Ali Abbas Zafar’s two part superhero film with Katrina Kaif to be made on a Rs. 200 crore budget!

“It’s a massive film mounted on a never seen before scale for a female protagonist. Ali was very keen on making it as a feature film for the big screen, but he wasn’t able to raise the funds that were needed, following which he decided to go the OTT way. The filmmaker is of the belief that his next will be a game-changer of sorts for the genre and will pave way for many more women centric action films in Bollywood,” revealed a source close to the development, adding further that this would be the biggest budget in history of Bollywood for a film led by women. “And who better than Katrina for this,” the source shares.

Deepika Padukone too was planning a superhero film, but she couldn’t get a script and an able director in place, following which the plans were shelved for good. It was just a one line idea that got her excited to make an informal announcement, but nothing materialized post that. “It’s solely Ali’s vision and passion for the film that has got him a mega deal with Netflix. Any other director would have shelved the film, but he is keen on making Kat the first female superhero of India. The script calls for some outstanding special effects and Netflix is also excited to be a part of a revolution in Bollywood,” the source informed, adding further that Katrina is also training in her own way possible at home to pull off the unbelievable larger than life stunts in the film.  “The budget of part two will be decided based on how part one of the superhero film fares. But the idea is to go a notch higher as the story moves forward and take a stride in budget too, going above Rs. 100 crore, taking the net-worth of Katrina’s film close to Rs. 200 crore.”

The yet untitled film will go on floors once normalcy seeps in and will be shot lavishly in India and abroad. Apart from Ali’s next, Katrina is fronting a horror comedy titled Phonebhoot also featuring Ishaan Khatter and Siddhant Chaturvedi. She was also in advanced talks for comedy centred around a funeral, Deadly with Vikas Bahl, however eventually walked out of the film owing to the controversial image of the director. “Katrina is among the biggest stars in India and doesn’t want to tamper her brand or attract any controversies. She is looking forward to doing the best possible work riding on her shoulders in the current phase of her career and Ali’s superhero film is a step forward in that aspect,” the source signed off.

Also Read: Katrina Kaif is staying fit and injury free in lockdown for Ali Abbas Zafar’s superhero action flick

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2020-07-16 11:00:37

Sushant Singh Rajput Death: Mumbai Police to question the actor’s sister again to understand his relationship with Rhea Chakraborty

Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s untimely demise is currently being investigated by the Mumbai Police. It has been a month since the actor passed away. The police have recorded the statements of nearly 30 people.

Sushant Singh Rajput Death: Mumbai Police to question the actor’s sister to understand his relationship with Rhea Chakraborty

Now, the Mumbai Police has once again summoned the late actor’s sister and his cook. As per reports, the police will be conducting another round of questioning to better understand the actor’s relationship with Rhea Chakraborty.

Meanwhile, the cook will be questioned again to understand what the late actor did on his last two days and who he met before he took the drastic step.

The Mumbai Police has recorded the statements of his family, friends and colleagues from the film industry including Mukesh Chhabra, Sanjana Sanghi, Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Shekhar Kapur. Meanwhile, it is said that Karan Johar will most likely not be summoned for questioning. The filmmaker has been receiving flak for encouraging nepotism and allegedly turning a blind eye to Sushant.

ALSO READ: Rhea Chakraborty demands CBI enquiry in boyfriend Sushant Singh Rajput’s death 

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2020-07-16 10:33:59

Rhea Chakraborty demands CBI enquiry in boyfriend Sushant Singh Rajput’s death

Sushant Singh Rajput’s untimely demise left several people in shock. The actor died by suicide on June 14. While Mumbai Police has been investigating his death, fans of the actor have demanded a CBI enquiry into his death.

Rhea Chakraborty demands CBI enquiry in boyfriend Sushant Singh Rajput’s death; says wants to understand what prompted this step

Now, a month after his demise, Rhea took to her social media handle and requested for a CBI enquiry. Sharing a picture of Sushant Singh Rajput, she requested Home Minister Amit Shah to initiate a CBI enquiry. “Respected @amitshahofficial sir ,I’m sushants Singh Rajputs girlfriend Rhea chakraborty, it is now over a month since his sudden demise . I have complete faith in the government , however in the interest of justice , I request you with folded hands to initiate a CBI enquiry into this matter . I only want to understand what pressures prompted Sushant to take this step.Yours sincerely Rhea Chakraborty #satyamevajayate”

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Respected @amitshahofficial sir , I’m sushants Singh Rajputs girlfriend Rhea chakraborty, it is now over a month since his sudden demise . I have complete faith in the government , however in the interest of justice , I request you with folded hands to initiate a CBI enquiry into this matter . I only want to understand what pressures prompted Sushant to take this step. Yours sincerely Rhea Chakraborty #satyamevajayate

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Earlier today, Rhea had also called out an Instagram user for sending her rape and death threats and requested cyber officials to take necessary action.

ALSO READ: Rhea Chakraborty says ‘Enough is Enough’ after she gets rape and death threat; requests cyber officials to take action

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2020-07-16 10:19:11

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.

https://www.bollywoodhungama.com/news/bollywood/amitabh-bachchan-likely-home-next-week/

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