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Parineeti to visit Saina’s home to prepare for biopic

WT24 Desk Indian actress Parineeti Chopra, who is all set to play Saina Nehwal on screen, will be visiting the ace badminton player’s home here for the first time, as part fo preparation for her role, IANS reports. Saina Nehwal is an Indian badminton singles player. A former world No. 1, she has won over 24 international titles. “I want ...

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‘Joker’ laughs at top of US box office

WT24 Desk Warner Bros.’ ‘Joker’ won a battle of the supervillains this weekend, selling an estimated $18.9 million in tickets to edge out ‘Maleficent: Mistress of Evil’ and regain the top spot in North American theatres, an industry group reported Sunday, AFP reports. The Joaquin Phoenix scarefest slipped from last weekend’s take of $29.2 million for the Friday-to-Sunday period, but still ...

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Kurt Cobain’s cigarette-burned sweater sells for $334,000

WT24 Desk A quarter century after grunge’s enigmatic rhapsodist took his own life, Kurt Cobain’s iconic cigarette-singed cardigan worn during Nirvana’s 1993 “Unplugged” performance has sold for $334,000, AFP reports.The tattered, olive-green, Manhattan-brand, button-up sweater, which has never been washed since Cobain wore it, came with dark stains and a burn hole.The seller, Garrett Kletjian, owner of Forty7 Motorsports, bought ...

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Priyanka doesn’t take pressure now

WT24 Desk Priyanka Chopra Jonas is now a confident actress and producer who can play roles and take up responsibilities without feeling the pressure, IANS reports. She says she stopped taking pressure when she reached the point where she could call the shots and make choices about the work that she wanted to do. The former Miss World made her ...

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‘Once Upon a Time’ to be re-releases with new scenes

WT24 Desk Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood’ is heading back into theatres with 10 minutes of added scenes, reports UNB. Sony Pictures said Wednesday that the longer version of ‘Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood’ will play in more than 1,000 theatres in the US and Canada beginning Friday. The new running time will push ...

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Actor-director Humayun Sadhu no more

WT24 Desk Actor, writer and director Humayun Sadhu died in a city hospital early Friday.According to UNB, Sadhu breathed his last at 12:30am on Friday at Square Hospital.Prominent cinematographer Mostofa Sarwar Farooki at 2:04am posted on his Facebook wall informing that his dearest friend Humayun Sadhu had passed away.Namaz-e-janaza of Sadhu was held at Rahim Metal Jame Mosque in Tejgaon ...

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Katrina Kaif always wanted to start make-up brand

WT24 Desk Bollywood actress Katrina Kaif, who recently launched her make-up brand KayByKatrina, says she always wanted to start her own make-up brand as she has ample knowledge of the subject since her modeling days, IANS reports.“I always had this thought and dream more than anything to start a beauty brand. Right from the time I started as a model, ...

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Natalie Portman defends Marvel movies

WT24 Desk Amid criticism from Martin Scorsese and Francis Ford Coppola, ‘Thor: The Dark World’ actress Natalie Portman has come forward to defend Marvel movies, saying there is room for all types of cinema, IANS reports.“I think there’s room for all types of cinema,” hollywoodreporter.com quoted Portman as saying.“There’s not one way to make art,” she added.Portman is set to ...

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Kangana Ranaut may star in Hindi remake of Amala Paul starrer Aadai

Kangana Ranaut is likely to essay the role Amala Paul played in Tamil film, Aadai. Vikram Bhatt has reportedly acquired the rights for the film. WT24 Desk If the industry grapevine is anything to go by, Kangana Ranaut may star in the Hindi remake of Tamil thriller Aadai, which starred Amala Paul in the titular character. It is believed that Vikram Bhatt has acquired ...

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Coppola backs Scorsese in row over Marvel films

Francis Ford Coppola jumped into a controversy over the Marvel superhero movies Saturday, not just backing fellow director Martin Scorsese’s critique of the films but denouncing them as “despicable”, AFP reports.Earlier this month Scorsese, director of classics such as “Taxi Driver” and “Goodfellas”, described the Marvel universe films as more theme parks than cinema, even if they were well made.His ...

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