Entertainment news on July 22: Raj Kundra’s medical test done, Tiger Shroff gets ‘action ready’ on Heropanti 2 sets

screenmixJuly 22, 2021
ent news july 22Raj Kundra’s brother-in-law Pradeep Bakshi named as a wanted. (Photo: Raj Kundra, Prashant Rai Sood/Instagram)

Actor Shilpa Shetty’s husband and businessman Raj Kundra was arrested on Monday in connection with the alleged making of pornographic films and publishing them through some mobile applications. A Mumbai court on Tuesday sent Kundra to police custody till July 23. The IT head of his company, Ryan Thorpe, was also arrested and sent to custody till July 23.

After Raj Kundra’s arrest, Shilpa Shetty skipped the shoot of her TV show Super Dancers Chapter 4. The actor is one of the judges on the Sony TV reality show. This Friday, Shilpa is supposed to make her comeback to movies with Priyadarshan’s Hungama 2, which will arrive on Disney Plus Hotstar.

Pa. Ranjith fans, meanwhile, have reason to rejoice as his period sports drama Sarpatta Parambarai, starring Arya in the lead role, has released on Amazon Prime Video. Ranjith has said Sarpatta Parambarai is an extension of his ideology like his earlier films.

“My films are an extension of my ideology. I have brought sports into the framework of political drama for this project. Be it speaking about Dalit politics or breaking the stereotypical image of subaltern culture, I have always tried to convey this important message through my movies,” Ranjith told PTI in an interview.

Anupam Kher is teaming up with Neena Gupta in Shiv Shastri Balboa.

Sharing a teaser video, Alia Bhatt posted, ‘But first, skincare. New YouTube video coming this Saturday!!’

Ankita Konwar shared a click with husband Milind Soman and wrote, “When you feel a little clingier than usual 😝.We are that couple our friends roll eyes at 😂.#crazyinlove #timeaftertime #thursdayvibes”

Rannvijay Singha’s wife Prianka Singha shared a click of the Splitsvilla host with his kids. She posted, “My World, My Universe, & My Life. ❤️🙏🏻🧿 Welcome to the family Jahaanvir Singh Singha 💙🙏🏻🧿 #kainaat #jahaan Satnam Waheguru 🙏🏻🌑🧿.”

Yami Gautam took to her Instagram account to share a video from her pre-wedding Haldi ceremony and wrote, “It took a wedding to have finally so many moments captured with my camera-shy father 🤪😍 Happy birthday to my amazing paa ❤️🤗 And your non-stop commentary is more prominent than all of us present together in the frame, eh @s_u_r_i_l_i_e 🤪😘 #myworld❤️.”

The legal validity of Priyamani’s marriage has reportedly been challenged by her husband Mustafa Raj’s first wife in court. As per a newspaper report, Mustafa’s first wife Ayesha has claimed that even though they have been separated for a long time, their marriage was never legally dissolved. READ MORE

Sharing a video, Tiger Shroff wrote, “Getting action ready after a while…#heropanti2 @rajendradhole.”

Michaela Coel, the star of BBC One/HBO series I May Destroy You, has boarded the cast of Marvel Studios’ Black Panther sequel. According to Variety, Coel has joined director Ryan Coogler at Atlanta’s Pinewood Studios, where production on the sequel, titled Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, began last month. READ MORE

Arya starrer Pa Ranjith film isn’t a giant leap for the genre, but baby steps for Tamil boxing films. Sarpatta Parambara has tried to show boxing as authentically as possible. READ the full Sarpatta Parambarai movie review here.

Raj Kundra was taken for a medical test and was clicked as he arrived back at the Police station. He was sent to police custody till July 23 on Tuesday.

As Ajay Devgn celebrates 10 years of Singham, we revisit the cop drama which opened the gates for Bollywood’s first cop universe. A typical masala potboiler, it needs to be watched with a certain frame of mind. READ THIS

Raj Kundra’s London-based brother-in-law Pradeep Bakshi has also been named as a wanted accused in the FIR and a lookout notice has been issued across the country. The officials revealed Kundra was the admin of three groups on WhatsApp — HS account, HS operation and HS takedown. On the HS account, the group would often post updates on the development of their business, police said.

Navya Naveli Nanda shared a throwback photo of hers. Even as a kid, Navya knew just how to pose.

Anurag Kashyap‘s daughter Aaliyah Kashyap said that she was rather disturbed with the #MeToo allegations levelled at her father, last year. In an interview, Aaliyah, who is a YouTube influencer, said that those who were familiar with Anurag, knew that he is a ‘teddy bear’. She added that he had been trying to save her from being dragged into controversies. READ MORE

Leslie Grace, who recently found fame and acclaim thanks to her performance in her debut film In the Heights, has bagged the coveted role of DC superhero Batgirl. READ MORE

Manjot Singh has no qualms about being typecast as a comic actor because he has made his peace with it. In an exclusive conversation with indianexpress.com, the 29-year-old actor shares that he became an actor by luck and worked with some big names in the industry in a short span of time. Now, though he has that urge of doing something bigger, he wants to grow as an actor first. READ MORE

Sharing an old photo, Sameera Reddy wrote, “Why is being #imperfectlyperfect is so important to me? Because in this picture the smile I had to put up behind the pain of feeling so bad about myself and my body was so difficult to bear it broke me as a woman. Overnight I felt I failed myself , I was unrecognisable and lost . Today I have come a long way from this 2015 picture , still reminding myself everyday how loving myself is so important irrespective of standards expected and I keep speaking so that anyone feeling the same should know that it’s ok and you are not alone . Especially as a mother after giving birth instead of celebrating the joy of my first child, all I did was silently go day to day just trying to make it through without a breakdown . But I did break .. many times and it led me to where I am today . Self acceptance Self love and being very clear with what I will let affect me . I am still a work in progress and with Nyra I was much better with the way I handled my emotions and hormonal changes . Being on social media today has given me so much strength to not hide these thoughts and I am grateful I can share this with you . 💪🏼 #strongertogether #throwbackthursday #gratitude 🙏🏼”

Sanjay Dutt took to Twitter to shared the sweetest birthday wish for his wife Maanayata Dutt. The actor shared a video of some of best photos of them together and wrote along, “You are the backbone of our family and the light of my life. Words fail to express all that you mean to me but you know it all too well. Thank you for always being there and being you. Happy Birthday Mom!❤️ @maanayata_dutt.”

The investigators have learned that the pornographic clips made in India were transferred to the UK-based Kenrin, which would further upload the videos on the Hotshots app, formerly under the ownership of Armsprime Media. Kundra was a co-owner of Armsprime and after the application was sold for $25,000, he resigned from the post. An officer requesting anonymity told The Indian Express, “At the time of sale, they had an agreement that Kundra’s Viaan Industries will be taking care of Hotshots software maintenance. So in the name of software maintenance, money was sent to 13 bank accounts belonging to Viaan Industries, which were then diverted to Kundra’s personal account through some shell companies.”

Businessman Raj Kundra, arrested for allegedly creating and distributing pornographic films via mobile apps, has objected to classifying the content as pornography. Kundra’s lawyer claimed it was ‘vulgar web series content’ but cannot be classified as porn. “Police is following what web series are doing these days – vulgar content. But that’s not really classified as porn. Nothing in this remand shows that two people actually indulged in act of intercourse. If it’s not actual intercourse, it’s not classified as porn,” NDTV quoted him as saying on Tuesday.

Silsila SidNaaz Ka, a film which will trace Sidharth Shukla and Shehnaaz Gill’s journey in the Bigg Boss 13 house, is now streaming on Voot. Set against the backdrop of friendship, love and romance, the movie will have unseen footage from the reality show, showcasing the good and bad times of Sidharth and Shehnaaz as a couple.