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Curtain Raiser – 27 July, 2016


From ‘John Doe orders to curb piracy’ to criticism of a superstar, here’s a quick look at all news in the world of cinema today.


Yuvan Shankar Raja will compose music for Jai and Anjali starrer Balloon.

Radhika Prasiddha has signed up for the role of a teacher in director Vijay Milton’s Kadugu.

Heard On The Street

My Father Balaiah‘s author, Prof. YB Sayanarayana is hoping that the book will go beyond academic circles.

Ghostbusters director Paul Feig said that he would love to work with Bollywood actor Shahrukh Khan. The two have made dinner plans in the near future.

Salman Khan’s father Salim Khan deleted his tweets defending his son’s acquittal in the infamous black buck shooting case.

Actor Suriya might play a boxer in his next film. He is reportedly teaming up with Kabali director Pa Ranjith for a story on a boxer’s life.

Actor Nana Patekar criticized Kabali, saying that the movie is the actual superstar and not the actor. Meanwhile, lyricist Vairamuthu received flak for criticizing Kabali.

Releases, Releases

After mixed reviews – and one of the actresses getting racially bullied on Twitter – Ghostbusters is all set to release in India this week.

Devi(L) starring Prabhu Deva and Tamannaah Bhatia will release on 9 September.

Sasikumar’s Kidaari‘s first teaser to be released today.


Similar to Kalaipuli S Thanu fighting to preempt Kabali‘s piracy, the producers of Bollywood film Dishoom  approached the Bombay High Court and have received a John Doe order to save the film.

Punjabi rapper Badshah has sung a Punjabi cover of Justin Bieber’s song Sorry, infusing it with quintessential Punjabi beats and lyrics. Listen to it here: Sorry (cover) – Badshah ft. Gurinder Rai.

Hollywood actress Meryl Streep’s speech at the Democratic National Convention was about honouring women who came before Hillary Clinton at the Presidential elections. Her speech remembered women with “grit and grace” including Eleanor Roosevelt, Geraldine Ferraro and Madeleine Albright.


Akshaye Kumar will make a cameo in the upcoming film Dishoom. He shared a picture of himself sporting a man-bun on Twitter.

A biopic on Sunny Leone’s career is in the making, starring the actress herself. Abhishek Sharma of Tere Bin Laden fame will be directing the film.

Toby Sheldon, the 35-year-old Justin Bieber look-alike, died of multiple drug overdose. He died last year in August but news of his death was highlighted recently after postmortem confirmed the cause of death.

Actress Priyanka Chopra will join Hollywood stars to host an anti-poverty concert in New York’s Central Park. The event will have music by Metallica, Rihanna, and Selena Gomez.

Let Them Eat Cake! 

Actor Rahul Bose, Orange Is The New Black star Taylor Schilling, playback singer KS Chithra, and Dilwale actress Kriti Sanon turn a year older.

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