Trending Entertainment News Today: Why SRK rejected Slumdog Millionaire, Breathe 2 trailer

With the night sky enveloping another day, it’s time to look back at the biggest newsmakers who’ve made it to the trending entertainment news today. From Shah Rukh Khan revealing the real reason he rejected Slumdog Millionaire and Priyanka Chopra signing a multi-million dollar deal with an OTT platform to the dark, suspenseful trailer of Abhishek Bachchan, Amit Sadh and Nithya Menen’s Breathe: Into the Shadows, Sushant Singh Rajput’s family getting upset with Shekhar Suman and South actress Nithya Menen claiming there’s no point blaming film families for one’s life or career – Bollywood, South and OTT platforms grabbed headlines today to make it to the trending entertainment news today. Also Read – Here’s why Shah Rukh Khan rejected the Oscar-winning film Slumdog Millionaire

So, without further ado, here are the entertainment newsmakers of 1st July 2020:Shah Rukh Khan reveals the real reason he rejected Slumdog Millionaire

The megastar of Bollywood, Shah Rukh Khan is known for his fanbase across the globe. While he has delivered several blockbusters in his career of 28-years, you will be amazed to know that King Khan was the first choice for the role of a host in Oscar-winning film Slumdog Millionaire, which was later played by Anil Kapoor. The DDLJ actor reveals the reason. Also Read – This throwback image of Shah Rukh Khan with Suhana, Gauri & Rani Mukerji from sets of Paheli is pure gold

Read the full story here:Here’s why Shah Rukh Khan rejected the Oscar-winning film Slumdog Millionaire Also Read – Tuesday Trivia: Did you know before Ajay Devgn, the role of Kaali Pratap Singh from Kaal was offered to these three actors?

Priyanka Chopra signs a multi-million dollar deal with an OTT platform

The Desi girl of Bollywood, Priyanka Chopra, who has taken India’s name to the global map, has added one more feather of success to her hat. The gorgeous lady has signed a two-year multimillion-dollar first-look television deal with Amazon.

Read the full story here:Whoa! Priyanka Chopra signs a 2-year multi-million dollar first-look television deal with an OTT platform

Check out the dark, suspenseful trailer of Abhishek Bachchan, Amit Sadh and Nithya Menen’s Breathe: Into the Shadows

The highly-anticipated trailer of Breathe: Into the Shadows is out and needless to say, it raises our excitement and curiosity for the web-series to another level. Talking about the psychological crime-thriller, it narrates the story of a father, who is in search of her daughter. Breathe 2 marks the digital debut of Abhishek Bachchan while Amit Sadh is reprising his role as Inspector Kabir Sawant.

Read the full story here:Breathe – Into The Shadows trailer – Abhishek Bachchan plays a dangerous game to take us on a thrilling ride

Here’s why Sushant Singh Rajput’s family is upset with Shekhar Suman

Shekhar Suman has been at the forefront of demanding a high-level probe into Sushant Singh Rajput’s suicide. He visited the actor’s Patna residence and extended his condolences to Sushant’s father, KK Singh. After that, Shekhar Suman also went to the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) office where he along with former Deputy CM of Bihar, Tejashwi Yadav raised questions on the investigation. Later, he announced that he is joining the RJD and will contest from Patna. This has upset the actor’s family who felt it was too gimmicky and insensitive.

Read the full story here:Sushant Singh Rajput’s family upset with Shekhar Suman and Sandip Ssingh, feels they are using his demise for political mileage

Famous South actress Nithya Menen claims there’s no point blaming film families for one’s life or career

In an exclusive interview with BollywoodLife, Nithya Menen opened up on how film families in every industry have always been there, why there’s nothing new about them and how people need to focus on making their lives more productive rather than bothering about others

Read the full story here:Nithya Menen opens up on film families; says ‘No point blaming anyone for your life or career’ [Exclusive]

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Shreyas Talpade on his ‘neighbour’ Irrfan Khan’s demise: This was not the time for him to go

Irrfan Khan was a kind and happy soul whose “impeccable smile” left people happy, says his neighbour and actor Shreyas Talpade. Also Read – International artistes mourn Irrfan Khan’s death

Be it in the lift or lobby of their building in Oshiwara in Mumbai, Shreyas and Irrfan would bump into each other sometimes. Also Read – As Bollywood struggles with the loss of Irrfan Khan and Rishi Kapoor, their pic from D-Day goes viral

“We have been neighbours for the past couple of years. He moved into the building a little before me. I think six or eight months before we moved in,” Shreyas told IANS. Also Read – RIP Irrfan Khan: Freida Pinto’s emotional post for her Slumdog Millionaire costar will leave you teary-eyed

When it came to talking about issues related to the building, Irrfan would be “one little child unaware of what was happening around him”.

“He used to say ‘Arey ye kya hora hai, tum baat karlo. Mujhse nahi hoga’ (what’s happening? You go and talk, I can’t do it). So I was pleasantly surprised to see honesty and sincerity intact in him,” said Shreyas.

He found Irrfan Khan a very caring guy.

“Since the time we moved in, he and Sutapa di would send us vegetables and fruits from their farm. Even as recently as last week, when we told Sutapa didi that we were not finding mangoes due to the lockdown, the same evening Sutapa di and Irrfan bhai sent us a dozen of mangoes,” he said.

Due to their hectic schedules, the two couldn’t frequently meet but whenever they did Shreyas would feel happy.

“There are very few actors who have the energy that can influence and attract you. Irrfan bhai was one of those. You would feel happy after meeting him. You can’t miss that impeccable smile of his. Whenever he would meet someone, he would first greet with a smile then ask ‘Kaha kaise ho, dikhai nai diye (how are you?)

“He was a kind and happy soul. Now I feel we should have spent a little more time together,” said Shreyas.

“He went too soon, this was not the time for him to go. He was supposed to do a lot more films. I was supposed to learn a lot from him,” he added.

The two actors never got a chance to work together.

“There was a time when we were supposed to host an awards night together but he wasn’t in the country. He couldn’t return on time. This will be one unfulfilled wish…I could not work with him,” said Shreyas.

Recalling one of his last conversations with Irrfan, Shreyas said: “He had come back from London after his treatment then he had started shooting for ‘Angrezi Medium’. That was the time I met him. It was brief. I asked him ‘are you okay? ‘ He said ‘God has been kind. I am recovering. It’s been a long fight’.”

It surely was as Irrfan was diagnosed with a neuroendocrine tumour in 2018. He had shown signs of recovery.

But earlier this week, he got admitted to Mumbai’s Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani hospital with a colon infection. Unfortunately, he lost the battle early on Wednesday.

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  • ByIANS
  • Published: April 30, 2020 2:15 PM IST

International artistes mourn Irrfan Khan’s death

The sudden demise of actor Irrfan Khan not only jolted the Indian film industry, but sent shock waves internationally as well. Popular celebrities Riz Ahmed and Ava DuVernay lead the charge in condoling his death, remembering him for his exceptional talent. Venom star Riz Ahmed took to Twitter to mourn his demise, saying that Irrfan was a “guiding light for so many of us”. Also Read – As Bollywood struggles with the loss of Irrfan Khan and Rishi Kapoor, their pic from D-Day goes viral

“Rest in peace one of the greatest actors of our time, Irrfan Khan. I never met him but he was an inspiration and a hero to me and millions of others. His work was consistently transcendent, he was a guiding light for so many of us,” he tweeted. Also Read – RIP Irrfan Khan: Freida Pinto’s emotional post for her Slumdog Millionaire costar will leave you teary-eyed

He continued: “If you’ve not seen his work, watch The Lunchbox or The Warrior. A true artist who spanned Bollywood and Hollywood and was acclaimed in both. His words in a letter to a newspaper about his illness are a reminder of his beautiful mind and of life’s fragility. His work will live on.” Also Read – Throwback Thursday: THIS Picture of Irrfan Khan with his NSD batchmates is pure gold

“When They See Us” creator Ava DuVernay also posted an emotional message along with a picture of the actor.

“A grateful fan of #IrrfanKhan here. Gone too soon. When he is on screen, you can’t take your eyes off of him. He lives on in his films,” she posted.

To DuVernay’s post, Rise Of The Guardians and Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse director Peter Ramsey commented: “I can’t believe it. A genius. So great in THE LUNCHBOX. I’m devastated.”

With projects like Paan Singh Tomar, Piku, Talvar, The Lunchbox, Maqbool, and 7 Khoon Maaf, Irrfan carved a name for himself in Hindi cinema. He had gradually established himself in the West too. He featured in foreign films like The Namesake, Life of Pi, A Mighty Heart, Slumdog Millionaire, The Amazing Spider-Man, Inferno and Jurassic World.

Irrfan featured alongside Hollywood actors such as Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard in Jurassic World. The film’s director, Colin Trevorrow, shared a heartfelt message along with a happy image of Irrfan.

“Deeply sad to have lost #IrrfanKhan. A thoughtful man who found beauty in the world around him, even in pain. In our last correspondence, he asked me to remember “the wonderful aspects of our existence” in the darkest of days. Here he is, laughing,” he tweeted.

The Warrior maker Asif Kapadia simply wrote Love you Irrfan bhai.

The British Film Institute also mourned his death through a post on its Twitter account.”We’re deeply saddened to hear that Bollywood legend Irrfan Khan has passed away,” read the post.

The actor, diagnosed with a neuroendocrine tumour in 2018, passed away in Mumbai on Wednesday, leaving the whole world in deep shock.

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  • ByIANS
  • Published: April 30, 2020 2:04 PM IST