Entertainment round-up: Aishwarya Bachchan admitted to hospital, and more
Entertainment news on Friday remained dominated by some humanitarian gestures, some good-old SRK-style wit, and a couple of trailer and first look launches. However, the biggest news of the day is that actor Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and her daughter Aaradhya, who were recently diagnosed with COVID-19, have been admitted to Nanavati Hospital. They were earlier quarantining at home. Notably, her husband Abhishek, and father-in-law Amitabh were also hospitalized last week.
Sonu donates 25,000 face shields to Maharashtra Police
Actor Sonu Sood (46), who has turned out to be a messiah of sorts in the ongoing coronavirus crisis, once again did his usual thing as he contributed 25,000 face shields for police personnel in Maharashtra. Best known for movies such as Dabangg and Simmba, Sonu has previously arranged transport facilities and food for countless migrant workers wanting to go home amid the lockdown.
Hospitalized with COVID-19, Bachchan expresses gratitude
Megastar Amitabh Bachchan (77), who is currently admitted to a Mumbai hospital, is regularly interacting with fans on social media. In a recent post, the actor expressed gratitude, writing, "I receive your blessings and love and prayers for our well being...My gratitude has no bounds."
SRK takes a dig at himself for 'sitting at home'
Earlier today, Gauri Khan posted a quirky picture with two Shah Rukh Khan(s), viz. her superstar husband and his wax statue at Grevin Wax Museum in Paris. She captioned the post as, "Two much to handle." But it was SRK's reply that took the cake, as he wrote, "Both have been sitting idle at home for one-and-a-half year." SRK last acted in Zero (2018).
'Dono ghar pe hain, said SRK
Aur for the last 1 year 6 months Dono ghar pe hain...!!! https://t.co/waceG4EnyS— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) July 17, 2020
Nawazuddin Siddiqui-starrer 'Raat Akeli Hai' trailer is out
Nawazuddin Siddiqui sheds his usual gangster persona to don the Khaki uniform in an intriguing trailer of upcoming Netflix crime thriller Raat Akeli Hai. The film follows a cop's (Nawazuddin) attempts to unravel the murder of a local politician. The Honey Trehan-directorial also features Radhika Apte, Aditya Srivastava, Tigmanshu Dhulia, and Shweta Tripathi. It is set to premiere on Netflix on July 31.
Sonakshi Sinha drops fierce first look from 'Bhuj'
A feisty first look of Sonakshi Sinha from upcoming war drama Bhuj: The Pride of India was released today. She plays Sunderben Jetha Madharparya, a social worker and farmer, who convinced nearly 300 women of her village to help Indian Army in the backdrop of the 1971 India-Pakistan war. Also starring Ajay Devgn and Sanjay Dutt, Bhuj will soon be out on Disney+ Hotstar.
Honored to play the heroic role, Sonakshi said
Honoured to play the HEROIC role of Sunderben Jetha Madharparya, the brave social worker who took 299 women along with her to support the Indian Army! #BhujThePrideOfIndia a crucial incident from History will unveil soon with #DisneyPlusHotstarMultiplex on @DisneyPlusHotstarVIP! @ajaydevgn @duttsanjay @ammyvirk @norafatehi @sharadkelkar @pranitha.insta @abhishekdudhai6 @bhushankumar @tseriesfilms @ginnykhanuja @vajirs @kumarmangatpathak #celebratingthevictory #WeSaluteIndianSoldiers #OurSoldiersAreTheBest #OurSoldiersOurPride
No CBI probe into Sushant's death; Ranbir's lookalike passes away
Separately, brushing away incessant demands from fans and politicians, Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh has said that there is no need for a CBI inquiry into late actor Sushant Singh Rajput's death. Currently, the case is being handled by Mumbai Police. And, in an unfortunate piece of news, Junaid Shah (28), model and a popular lookalike of actor Ranbir Kapoor, passed away on Thursday.