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‘SCAM 2003: THE CURIOUS CASE OF ABDUL KARIM TELGI’ TO STREAM ON OTT

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MUMBAI: Hansal Mehta’s hit series ‘Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story’ is set to have a follow-up. The makers have announced the second instalment of the series titled ‘Scam 2003: The Curious Case of Abdul Karim Telgi’. Hansal returns to direct the show. The new season will tell the story of the 2003 stamp paper scam and its perpetrator late convicted Indian counterfeiter Abdul Karim Telgi. The script will be adapted from the Hindi book ‘Reporter Ki Diary’ authored by journalist Sanjay Singh. “I am delighted to be back with exploring yet another fascinating story following the immense success of ‘Scam 1992’. The new season of this franchise will focus on another riveting story that shook the country a few years ago — the stamp paper scam,” said Hansal. The series will go on floors later this year and stream on SonyLIV. 

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FANS IN AWE OF TAAPSEE’S PHYSICAL TRANSFORMATION

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MUMBAI: Actress Taapsee Pannu strives to give her best in everything she does and proof of the fact is her recent Instagram post.

On Sunday, Taapsee on her Instagram shared a picture in which she is seen standing in a field with her well-toned back muscles visible in the photograph. “Bhaut sar pe chada rakha hai ise, kisi ki nhi sunti par khud ki sunti hai ….bahut badi baat hai.#TheCalmBeforeTheStorm,” she captioned the post.

The throwback picture appears to be taken during her training session for the upcoming film ‘Rashmi Rocket’, which revolves around the life of an athlete from Gujarat. Netizens have heaped praises on Taapsee for her “amazing” physical transformation for the role. “Mind-blowing transformation,” a fan commented. “Meri sun, body banwa de yaar,” actor and Taapsee’s close friend Abhilash Thapliyal quipped.

Directed by Akarsh Khurana, ‘Rashmi Rocket’ is expected to release on OTT soon.

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HAILEY TRASHES RUMOURS THAT JUSTIN ‘MISTREATS’ HER

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WASHINGTON: Supermodel Hailey Bieber recently shut down rumours that her pop star husband Justin Bieber mistreats her, saying it is so out of touch with reality that it’s laughable.

Hailey slammed the critics in an interview with singer Demi Lovato on the latter’s ‘4D’ podcast this week, according to Page Six. She lashed out at the ongoing rumours and addressed what she called a persistent narrative about them as a couple. “There are so many narratives that float around about me, about him, about us together. Like, ‘Justin is not nice to her and mistreats her’ and I’m just like… it’s so far from the truth and it’s the complete and utter opposite,” the model told Demi.

The 24-year-old also said that her husband is not only her best friend but that she feels lucky to be with someone who makes her feel special every single day.

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VARUN SHARMA TO HOST IPL 2021

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MUMBAI: Actor Varun Sharma is super happy to host the matches of the second phase of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021.

Sharing his excitement about IPL, Varun said, “Cricket is the sport we all live for. As a kid who has grown up in 90s India, we breathe, live the sport. It’s such an exciting opportunity for me to do this. My live commentary is bound to be full of heart because I will speak to the audience as a fellow cricket buff. Varun, who is best known for his comedy roles in films said he will also try to add a dash of humour to his hosting skills.”

“This is not a role so a lot of the humour will be impromptu. There will be no script either. This is one of the first times that people will get a glimpse into who I am in my drawing-room on a match day. I am so thrilled to be doing this and can’t wait for this to start,” he added. The IPL 2021 season resumed yesterday with Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Mumbai Indians locking horns against each other in the UAE. 

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TOM CRUISE GETS SNEAK PEEK OF SPACE

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WASHINGTON: Hollywood star Tom Cruise got a sneak peek at what it’s like to circle Earth in a SpaceX capsule. The actor recently took part in a call with the company’s four space tourists orbiting more than 360 miles up.

According To Fox News, representatives for SpaceX’s first privately chartered flight revealed on Friday about Cruise’s call. The conversation, between the actor and the space tourists, like the entire three-day flight, was private and hence no details were released. “Maverick, you can be our wingman anytime,” read the announcement from the flight’s Twitter feed.

Cruise has starred as Navy pilot Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell in the 1986 film ‘Top Gun’. A sequel for the superhit movie will be coming out next year.

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AMITABH RECREATES ‘JUMMA CHUMMA’ STEP ON KBC SET

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MUMBAI: It’s always a delight to watch megastar Amitabh Bachchan dancing both on-screen and off-screen. In a career spanning over five decades, he has given Bollywood several iconic dance steps — especially his signature step in ‘Jumma Chumma’ from ‘Hum’ (1991).

On Sunday, Big B treated his fans with a picture, wherein he can be seen recreating ‘Jumma Chumma’ hook step on the sets of TV show ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’. “ Yeeaaah !! Jumma Chumma on set KBC .. been a while,” he wrote on Instagram.

Big B’s post has garnered several praises. Actor Ranveer Singh commented, “Arre Oh Tigerrrr, meri JAANEMANNNNNN.”

“You are absolutely amazing! We are still trying to figure how to cross the height of the bar you set decades ago and you keep raising it again and again.

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AISHWARYA WRAPS-UP SHOOT FOR ‘PONNIYIN SELVAN’

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MUMBAI: The wait is finally over. The first part of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan- starrer ‘Ponniyin Selvan’ is all set to release in summer 2022.

On Sunday, Aishwarya took to Instagram and uploaded the film’s poster, revealing that the cast and crew have complete the shoot of the upcoming project. “Filming complete. PS-1. Summer 2022,” the poster read. For the unversed, based on the Tamil literary novel of the same name, ‘Ponniyin Selvan’ is directed by Mani Ratnam.

Mani Ratnam and Aishwarya share a special relationship with each other. Aishwarya had started her film career with Mani Ratnam’s ‘Iruvar’ only. Later, they worked together in films like ‘Guru’ and ‘Raavan’. Their new project ‘Ponniyin Selvan’ also stars Karthi, Jayam Ravi, Vikram, Trisha, Aishwarya Lekshmi, Sobhita Dhulipala, Prabhu, Sarath Kumar, Jayaram, and Prakash Raj among others. 

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