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Entertainment News of August 2: Shilpa Shetty’s statement in Raj Kundra case, Money Heist 5 trailer is out

Entertainment news of August 2: Kartik Aaryan gets back on the sets, Divya Dutta shares sneak-peek of her look in Dhaakad, Sooraj Pancholi reacts to Jiah Khan case and much more.

By: Entertainment Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: August 2, 2021 9:53:36 pm
ent news shilpa mandira aug 2Here's everything that is happening in Bollywood. (Photo: Raj Kundra, Mandira Bedi/Instagram)

Shilpa Shetty finally shared her official statement as her husband Raj Kundra is being investigated for allegedly creating and distributing pornographic content via mobile apps.

The Bombay High Court on Saturday adjourned hearing on a plea filed by businessman Raj Kundra alleging that his arrest in the adult films case was illegal as he was not served legal notices as per law. Kundra, along with his associate Ryan Thorpe who has also been arrested, has sought interim bail pending hearing of his plea seeking quashing of the case. Last week, Raj Kundra’s wife and actor Shilpa Shetty approached the Bombay High Court seeking to restrain various media organisations from publishing any ‘incorrect, false, malicious and defamatory’ content against her on social media and websites in connection with the arrest of her husband Raj Kundra in adult films case. The interim application filed by Shetty seeking damages to the tune of Rs 25 crore in the defamation suit stated that respondents are causing ‘irreparable harm’ and damage to her reputation with the aim of sensationalising news and increasing their readership and viewership. The court, however, refused to gag media. “You chose a life in the public eye then all this will come as part of the territory. Your life is under a microscope,” Justice Patel said. The court noted that the freedom of press has to be balanced with the right to privacy of an individual.

Shetty also sought an injunction against further publication of ‘completely false, erroneous, derogatory and defamatory’ information. The actor also received support from Richa Chadha and Hansal Mehta who tweeted against trolling of Shilpa on social media handles.

In other news, Bollywood is gearing up to return to sets and theatres. Kartik Aaryan on Sunday shared a picture of himself, expressing how he is getting back to what he loves the most. In the photo, Kartik is riding a bike. Sharing the photo on his Instagram account, Kartik captioned the picture, “After 5 months, on the way to shoot. Did what I love the most.” The photo received several comments from Kartik’s friends. Farah Khan Kunder wrote, “Looking so good,” while Bosco Martis commented, “Ye Bullet meri jaan.” Kartik’s upcoming film’s director Sameer Vidwans also expressed his excitement. Kartik has signed a couple of films. The actor will be seen Dhamaka, Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2, Freddy and Captain India. Kartik will also be seen in Hindi remake of Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo, which originally starred Allu Arjun.

 

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On the other hand, August is going to be a treat for cinema lovers. From crime thrillers, action dramas to romantic comedies, there is something or other to stream this month. The month begins with Navarasa, a Tamil anthology starring Vijay Sethupathi, Arvind Swami, Siddharth, Prakash Raj, Saravanan, Alagam Perumal, Revathy, Nithya Menen, Parvathy Thiruvothu and Aishwarya Rajessh in films directed by Bejoy Nambiar, Gautham Vasudev Menon, Karthik Subbaraj, Karthick Naren, K.V. Anand, Ponram, Rathindran Prasad and Halitha Shameem. The Kissing Booth 3, Comedy Premiere League, Mr Corman, See Season 2, Shershaah, Kuruthi and many others are set to stream on OTT platforms this month.

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21:53 (IST)02 Aug 2021
Sakshi Tanwar on working with Manoj Bajpayee in Dial 100: ‘Not many know he was my first director’

In an exclusive chat with indianexpress.com, Sakshi Tanwar said that the biggest reason to take up the film was Neena Gupta, with whom she got to share maximum screen space. READ FULL INTERVIEW HERE

21:17 (IST)02 Aug 2021
Check out the viral video of Amitabh Bachchan returning home after ‘near-fatal’ Coolie accident

For Amitabh Bachchan’s fans, his accident on the sets of Coolie is a memory still fresh in their minds. The actor had got injured during the shoot of an action sequence. In 1982, Amitabh Bachchan was shooting for Coolie with Puneet Issar when he mistimed a jump and was grievously hurt. While Bachchan’s original birthday is on October 11, August 2 is considered his second birthday by his fans. Even now, fans flood social media with birthday wish him a long, healthy life. READ MORE

21:17 (IST)02 Aug 2021
Check out the viral video of Amitabh Bachchan returning home after ‘near-fatal’ Coolie accident

For Amitabh Bachchan’s fans, his accident on the sets of Coolie is a memory still fresh in their minds. The actor had got injured during the shoot of an action sequence. In 1982, Amitabh Bachchan was shooting for Coolie with Puneet Issar when he mistimed a jump and was grievously hurt. While Bachchan’s original birthday is on October 11, August 2 is considered his second birthday by his fans. Even now, fans flood social media with birthday wish him a long, healthy life. READ MORE

20:56 (IST)02 Aug 2021
Why are Marvel stars silent on Scarlett Johansson-Disney row?

There has been no statement in support of Scarlett Johansson from her Marvel Cinematic Universe co-stars yet. Perhaps their potentially continuing association with Disney for upcoming Marvel projects makes them reluctant to offend the media giant? READ MORE

20:56 (IST)02 Aug 2021
Why are Marvel stars silent on Scarlett Johansson-Disney row?

There has been no statement in support of Scarlett Johansson from her Marvel Cinematic Universe co-stars yet. Perhaps their potentially continuing association with Disney for upcoming Marvel projects makes them reluctant to offend the media giant? READ MORE

20:39 (IST)02 Aug 2021
What is Maheep, Anil, Farah and Arbaaz up to?
 
 
 
 
 
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Maheep Kapoor shared a photo of herself, Anil Kapoor, Farah Khan, and Arbaaz Khan, and wrote, "Shooting with these guys is a blast !"

20:29 (IST)02 Aug 2021
Janhvi's mirror selfies
 
 
 
 
 
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Janhvi Kapoor shared a set of mirror selfies and wrote, "always fun troubling Nazzz✌🏼."

20:20 (IST)02 Aug 2021
Are you waiting for Bigg Boss OTT?
 
 
 
 
 
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Karan Johar shared a photo of a Bigg Boss OTT hoarding in the city and wrote, "Painting the city, over the top. Kya aap ready hain for all the craziness?😎 Bigg Boss OTT aa raha hai on 8th Aug only on Voot. "

19:58 (IST)02 Aug 2021
Money Heist 5 trailer is here

The trailer of Money Heist Season 5 Part One was released on Monday. And as expected, it is loaded with intense action. The crime-drama is just one month away from release, and expectations are only set to soar after watching the trailer. WATCH MONEY HEIST 5 TRAILER HERE

19:49 (IST)02 Aug 2021
Janhvi Kapoor on changing bond with stepbrother Arjun Kapoor

Janhvi Kapoor got candid about the level of security she feels around her elder brother Arjun Kapoor and sister Anshula, and how their equation has changed post the demise of Sridevi. READ HERE

19:23 (IST)02 Aug 2021
Indian Idol 12 to have a 12-hour finale

Indian Idol 12 is all set to have a finale in truly grand style. For the first time in the history of Indian television, a show will run for 12 hours. Titled ‘The Greatest Grand Finale Ever’, Indian Idol 12 finale will air from noon till midnight on August 15. The director says,  "Wanted to do something special." READ MORE

19:08 (IST)02 Aug 2021
Shah Rukh Khan is charismatic, ferocious in Dabboo Ratnani’s 2021 calendar photo
 
 
 
 
 
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Shah Rukh Khan is the latest celebrity to feature on ace photographer Dabboo Ratnani’s 2021 calendar, and his photo is worth the wait. Shah Rukh redefines intensity and ferocity in the black-and-white close-up photo. The picture shows SRK flaunting his bulked up biceps – most probably for his upcoming actioner Pathan – and gelled hair while staring at the camera. READ MORE

18:46 (IST)02 Aug 2021
Allu Arjun reveals the release date of Pushpa song on DSP’s birthday

Telugu star Allu Arjun on Monday revealed that the first song from his upcoming film Pushpa will be released on August 13. The announcement was made on the occasion of composer Devi Sri Prasad’s 42st birthday today. READ MORE

18:16 (IST)02 Aug 2021
Singer Kalyani Menon passes away at 80

Popular playback singer Kalyani Menon passed away on Monday at a private hospital in Chennai due to age-related illness, sources close to her family said. She was 80. READ MORE

17:49 (IST)02 Aug 2021
Jr NTR’s Evaru Meelo Koteeswarulu trailer promises thrill, Bigg Boss Telugu 5 title logo unveiled

The promo for Evaru Meelo Koteeswarulu (the Telugu version for Who Wants to Be a Millionaire), which will be hosted by Jr NTR, is finally out. The promo for the show, which will telecast on the Telugu channel Gemini, revealed that the show will go on air in August. 

Also, the title logo for the much-anticipated Bigg Boss Telugu Season 5 (BB5) was also unveiled by its makers on Sunday. With the show’s traditional soundtrack in the background, the new logo is designed like a maze. READ MORE

17:33 (IST)02 Aug 2021
Sourabh Raaj Jain’s eviction from Khatron Ke Khiladi 11 causes uproar on social media

Sourabh Raaj Jain’s eviction from Khatron Ke Khiladi 11 has left fans shocked. The actor was ousted despite performing all tasks to the best of his abilities and the fact that he wasn’t even supposed to be in the elimination task. Given Arjun Bijlani had won the ‘K Medal’ last week, he got a chance to save himself and send another contestant for the last task. Stating that Sourabh would be able to perform well, he chose him, but as luck would have it, the actor took more time compared to Anushka Sen and Maheck Chahal and had to bid farewell to the show. READ MORE

17:10 (IST)02 Aug 2021
'Bachpan Ka Pyaar' fame Sahdev Dirdo pose with Badshah
 
 
 
 
 
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Badshah shared a click with the viral song 'Bachpan Ka Pyaar' fame Sahdev Dirdo and wrote along, "Bachpan ka pyaar 👫 Coming soon."

16:56 (IST)02 Aug 2021
Bell Bottom trailer launch scheduled on August 3 evening
 
 
 
 
 
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Akshay Kumar took to social media to announce, "Sharp memory, national level chess player, gaana sikhata hai, Hindi, English, German bol leta hai! Baaki bataayenge trailer ke saath. #BellBottom trailer out tomorrow evening!"

16:37 (IST)02 Aug 2021
Kareena's 'fun with filters'
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Kareena Kapoor Khan shared her selfies as she had some 'fun with filters'.

16:29 (IST)02 Aug 2021
Vidya Malavade celebrates Indian Women's Hockey Team's win at Olympics
 
 
 
 
 
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Chak De India actor Vidya Malavade's post read, "& Indian Womens Hockey Team creates HISTORY .. at the Tokyo Olympics beating the World No 2 Team Australia 1-0 🙌🏼🙌🏼 My phone hasn’t stopped ringing since morning & I was just a part of the reel ..This .. These women are the REAL DEAL ..such PRIDE .. such GRIT .. so much POWER .. Team INDIAOnwards & Upwards ladies .. #JAIHIND 🇮🇳 Here’s wishing Rani & her team all the very very best .. Go conquer gurls ..🔱."

Talking about Shershaah, director Vishnu Varadhan told indianexpress.com, "Whatever you see on screen actually happened. That’s the beauty of it. It’s also documented as such. When you talk to people around him, family, friends and officers that served with him, sometimes you really tend to believe is it really true? But that’s what actually happened. Like the dialogues he has spoken in the film are what he said in his life. Imagine what kind of a man he was. A guy, who’s very daring, flamboyant, a daredevil… These are all the traits of someone becoming a legend."

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