Sizzling Samachar of the Day - 8th January 2024
Sizzling Samachar of the Day
Welcome to your daily dose of entertainment news, I'm your host Nikhil. News from Hollywood first.
Jacob Elordi to replace Andrew Garfield as ‘Frankenstein's’ Monster in the upcoming Netflix film
Jacob Elordi is set to play Frankenstein's Monster in the upcoming Netflix film directed by Guillermo Del Toro. He will be stepping in for Andrew Garfield who had to withdraw due to scheduling conflicts. The highly anticipated project, also featuring Oscar Isaac as the title character and Pearl actor Mia Goth as the female lead, is a significant endeavour for Del Toro, who has also contributed to the screenplay. The film promises a fresh perspective on the classic gothic tale written by Mary Shelley where the monster is more humanised. Additional cast members include Felix Kammerer, Christoph Waltz, Lars Mikkelsen, David Bradley, and Christian Convery. As fans eagerly await more updates on this passionate project, they are encouraged to explore Elordi's previous work, particularly his role in Saltburn, currently available for streaming on Prime Video.
‘Masti 4’ to reunite Vivek Oberoi, Aftab Shivdasani, and Riteish Deshmukh for a Laughter-packed comeback under director Milap Zaveri
Bollywood's Masti franchise is gearing up for a revival with its fourth instalment under the direction of Milap Zaveri. Having pioneered sex comedies in Indian cinema, the original trio of Vivek Oberoi, Aftab Shivdasani, and Riteish Deshmukh is set to reunite after a seven-year hiatus. The script is finalised, and the film is scheduled to go into production in the first half of 2024, pending the confirmation of leading ladies. While the official announcement is anticipated on the 20th anniversary of the franchise's debut in April 2024, the makers aim to commence shooting around the same time. Known for its adult comedy genre, the Masti series has previously featured different ensemble casts, and this fourth instalment promises to bring a fresh perspective to the beloved franchise while celebrating its two-decade legacy in the realm of Indian cinema.
Ajay Devgn Set to Unleash Intensity as IRS Officer Amay Patnaik in 'Raid 2’
Bollywood actor Ajay Devgn is set to reprise his role as IRS officer Amay Patnaik in the highly anticipated sequel, Raid 2. The film, scheduled for a theatrical release on November 15, reunites Devgn with director Rajkumar Gupta and producers Bhushan Kumar, Kumar Mangat Pathak, Abhishek Pathak, and Krishan Kumar. Celebrating the unsung heroes of the Income Tax Department, Raid 2 promises to narrate another true story. The makers have already released a first look poster, building excitement among fans. The filming commenced on January 6 in Mumbai and is expected to include extensive filming in other locations like Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, and Rajasthan. The first film, Raid, garnered acclaim for its gripping narrative, and the sequel aims to amplify the intensity and suspense with double the drama. The film is produced by T-Series and Panorama Studios, with further casting details yet to be revealed.
Rashmika Mandanna takes a break from 'Pushpa 2' shoot to grace ‘Animal’ Success Bash in Mumbai
Popular Bollywood actress Rashmika Mandanna, currently immersed in the shooting of her upcoming film Pushpa 2 in Hyderabad alongside Allu Arjun, is making a special detour to Mumbai. Despite her hectic schedule, Rashmika has sought permission to attend the grand success bash for her recent blockbuster Animal, in which she played the role of Gitanjali opposite Ranbir Kapoor in the Sandeep Reddy Vanga directorial. According to reports Rashmika is flying to Mumbai on Saturday for the anticipated celebration, adding an extra layer of excitement to the star-studded event. Although shooting for a song in Pushpa 2, her temporary absence for the Animal success bash is considered indispensable to complete the jubilation. The film's team, set to host the celebrations in Mumbai, expects Rashmika's presence to be a highlight. The actress is also anticipated to play a significant role in Animal Park, the sequel to the Sandeep Reddy Vanga directorial. Meanwhile, Pushpa 2, where Rashmika reprises her role as Srivalli, is scheduled for release on August 15 this year.
‘Captain Miller’ trailer unveiled: Dhanush takes on the British Raj with explosive action in Pre-Independence Drama
In the upcoming action thriller Captain Miller, Dhanush assumes a formidable role as a rebel fiercely opposing the British Raj during the pre-Independence era. Unlike the subtlety of Lagaan, Captain Miller presents a more intense narrative, featuring Dhanush as a chameleon-like character adapting to the needs of those around him. The recently released trailer, ahead of the film's Pongal release, showcases the violent world of Eesa, alias Captain Miller, as he confronts the British authorities attempting to colonise and oppress a village. The narrative unfolds with ambiguity surrounding Dhanush's character, depicting him as a potential villain, murderer, or vigilante. The film, directed by Arun Matheswaran and shot in locations like Tirunelveli and Tenkasi, is set to release on January 12, boasting a cast that includes Shiva Rajkumar, Priyanka Mohan, and Sundeep Kishan in pivotal roles.
AR Rahman joins forces with Ram Charan and Buchi Babu Sana for a Pan-India musical extravaganza
In an exciting development, Oscar-winning composer AR Rahman has officially come on board to score the music for the highly anticipated pan-India project led by South actor Ram Charan and director Buchi Babu Sana. The project, presented by Mythri Movie Makers and produced by Venkata Satish Kilaru, promises to be a grand cinematic venture set against a high budget. This collaboration marks Rahman's involvement after the success of Sana's debut film, Uppena, known for its memorable music. The announcement, made on Rahman's birthday, has heightened expectations for another stellar soundtrack, adding a significant allure to the film's prospects.
Well that's all for this news episode, until the next one it's your host Nikhil signing out.
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