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FRANCES MCDORMAND WINS BEST ACTRESS ACADEMY AWARD FOR ‘NOMADLAND’

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WASHINGTON [US]: American actor Frances McDormand took home the Oscar in the Best Actress category for her much-appreciated performance in ‘Nomadland’. In the movie, McDormand played the role of a person who is in a group of retirees struggling to make ends meet. Written and directed by Chloe Zhao, the film was inspired by Jessica Bruder’s non-fiction book ‘Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century’.

This is McDormand’s third-best actress Oscar, she took the prize for ‘Fargo’ in 1997 and ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’ in 2018. Only Katharine Hepburn, with four awards, has won more best actress Oscars than her. She was considered a strong favourite for the award having won best actress at the BAFTAs and best actress in a film (drama) at the Golden Globes, but still had to defeat a strong list of contenders including Viola Davis for ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’ and Carey Mulligan in ‘Promising Young Woman’.

McDormand’s win also marked the third award for ‘Nomadland’ at the 2021 Oscars, as previously Zhao bagged the Best Direction award for the movie, which also won the Best Picture award. ‘Nomadland’ was Zhao’s third feature film, following 2015’s ‘Songs My Brothers Taught Me’ and 2017’s much-lauded ‘The Rider’. Her next film project is Marvel’s highly anticipated ‘Eternals’, which is currently scheduled for a fall release after being delayed because of COVID-19. The 93rd Academy Awards were held at both the Dolby Theatre and Union Station. The ceremony took place two months later than originally planned, due to the impact left by the COVID-19 pandemic on the entertainment industry. The nominations for the 93rd Academy Awards were announced on March 15 this year. This is only the fourth time in history that the Academy Awards were postponed.

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SHAHID SURPRISES FANS BY SINGING SONGS FROM HIS UPCOMING ‘JERSEY’

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NEW DELHI: On Saturday, the actor went live on his Instagram to share his joy at the phenomenal reception of the ‘Jersey’ trailer. When one of his fans requested him to sing a song, Shahid decided to surprise his fans by singing the title track of ‘Jersey’. Shahid sang ‘Mehram Tu Hi Hain Mera’. Shahid had more in store for them! He decided to sing another track from the movie. Jersey is slated to release on December 31 in the theatres. 

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JASS MANAK ENTERTAINS FLIGHT PASSENGERS WITH HIS HIT SONG ‘TENU LEHENGA’

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MUMBAI: If you find yourself travelling on the same flight as popular singer Jass Manak, then get ready to have fun. A video has been doing the rounds on the internet in which Jass can be seen crooning to his hit song ‘Tenu Lehenga’ along with the passengers on a flight. “4000 ft up in the air 24/7 entertainment …thanku love u guys,” he captioned the clip. Jass’ video has left netizens super impressed. “Awww amazing,” singer Zara Khan commented. “How sweet. Passengers look so happy,” a fan commented. Jass’ song ‘Tenu Lehenga’ was recently recreated in John Abraham’s new film ‘Satyameva Jayate 2’. 

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I TAKE EXPERIENCES FROM MY OWN LIFE TO PERFORM ON CAMERA: HRITHIK

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MUMBAI: Actor Hrithik Roshan, who is all geared up for his upcoming film ‘Fighter’, recently opened up on his process of working as an actor.

During an interaction at IFFI 2021, Hrithik was asked if actors actually feel certain emotions when they are drowned in the role. To this, the star replied “Every actor has his own process, there’s no process that’s wrong. I’m the kind of actor who takes from my own life. I’m usually sifting through my own memories and experiences and try to bring out something on camera which is my secret, it’s in my head. The emotion is real because I can feel it, it’s from my life and my experience.”

‘’I usually feel all my emotions and it’s great because if I hadn’t felt the emotions and the director said – Great shot! I’d know we’re not in sync,” he added.

Hrithik will be next seen in his much-awaited action movie ‘Fighter’ which is being directed by Siddharth Anand. The actor-director duo is collaborating for the third time with ‘Fighter’ after they have delivered hits .

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ALIA, RANVEER SHOOT FOR ‘ROCKY AUR RANI KI PREM KAHANI’ AT QUTAB MINAR

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NEW DELHI: Delhi is undoubtedly one of the favourite shooting hubs for filmmakers. Currently, director Karan Johar is in the capital for the shoot of his film ‘Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani’, which stars Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt, Shabana Azmi, Dharmendra, and Jaya Bachchan.

A day ago, Ranveer and Alia were spotted at Qutab Minar, where they reportedly filmed a song from the film. Several pictures from the shoot have been doing the rounds on the internet. In the images, Ranveer can be seen wearing a white shirt, while Alia looks gorgeous in a white saree.

‘Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani’, which is being produced by Dharma Productions and Viacom18 Motion Pictures, has been written by Shashank Khaitan, Ishita Moitra and Sumit Roy. It is expected to release next year. Also, Saif Ali Khan’s son Ibrahim is working as an assistant director on the film.

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SIDHARTH STARTS SHOOTING FOR ‘YODHA’

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MUMBAI : Actor Sidharth Malhotra has commenced the shooting of his film ‘Yodha’ on Friday. Sidharth on his media handle posted string of pictures from the sets to share the update with his fans. In the first image, he gave us a glimpse of the film’s clapperboard. In another image, he can be seen getting ready for his scene. We can spot him carrying a backpack. “Yodha begins,” he captioned the snap.

Backed by Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions, ‘Yodha’ is reportedly an aerial action film. Dharma Productions also shared photos as Sidharth began shooting for Yodha. The project is being helmed by Pushkar Ojha and Sagar Ambre.

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DEEPIKA STARTS DUBBING FOR SHAKUN BATRA’S FILM

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MUMBAI: Actor Deepika Padukone has started dubbing for Shakun Batra’s film.

On Thursday, she was spotted visiting a dubbing studio in Mumbai. In the pictures that surfaced on the Internet, Deepika can be seen wearing a black baseball cap and a black mask, matching with her casual black outfit. Apart from Deepika, Shakun Batra’s directorial also features Siddhant Chaturvedi and Ananya Panday. The film’s title and plot are yet to be disclosed. 

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