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Sonali Bendre is diagnosed with cancer

Sonali Bendre Behl revealed on Wednesday that she has been diagnosed with a “high grade cancer” and is currently undergoing treatment in New York. In an emotional statement, the actor said the cancer metastised which “we frankly did not see coming.”  “A niggling pain led to some tests, which led to this unexpected diagnosis. My family and close friends have rallied around me, providing the best support system that anyone can ask for. I am very blessed and thankful for each of them,” she said in a statement.

Competition between Ranveer and I pushes us to do better

Ranbir Kapoor says he views competition as a healthy and beneficial exercise, amid the buzz that the upcoming award season will be a face-off between his and Ranveer Singh’s performances.

The year began with Singh garnering critical acclaim for his portrayal of Sultan Alauddin Khilji in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmaavat, that released on January 25.

Andres Iniesta retires

Following the elimination of Spain from the FIFA World Cup through a shock penalty shoot-out defeat against Russia, Andres Iniesta announced his retirement from the national team, bringing down curtains to a glorious career that spanned between 2001 and 2018.

Watch out for Iceland

Iceland is a nation that made us sit up and take note in the ongoing FIFA World Cup as soon as they hit the pitch in their first match of the tournament against Argentina, one of the contenders of this edition of the showpiece event. The match ended in a 1-1 draw with Leo Messi missing a penalty as Iceland’s film director-cum-goalkeeper Hannes Halldórsson made a brilliant save and making the headlines.

The biopic(k)

This week’s release Sanju is a biopic on star Sanjay Dutt, whose checkered life does read like a movie script. There have been fictionalised accounts of the lives of stars, semi-autobiographical films by directors (Mahesh Bhatt specialised in this at one stage), but hardly any about real actors. Perhaps, because not many are totally honest about their lives and flaws.

I am in a good place

John Abraham, whose upcoming film Satyameva Jayate will clash with Akshay Kumar starrer Gold on August 15, today said the two films can release on the same day as the stories are different.

This Independence Day three films will be clashing at the box office — Satyameva Jayate, Gold and Yamla Pagla Deewana Phir Se, which stars Dharmendra, Sunny Deol and Bobby Deol. “Akshay is a friend, I wish him the best. Two films can release on the same day as both the films are of different genres,” Abraham told reporters at the trailer launch of Satyameva Jayate.

Defending champs Germany suffer shock World Cup exit

Germany crashed out of the World Cup on Wednesday after a stoppage-time VAR-assisted goal from Young-gwon Kim and a late second by Son Heungmin earned South Korea a famous 2-0 win. The Germans needed to beat Korea by two clear goals in their final group F match to advance to the last 16.

Serena Williams at No. 25 in post pregnancy Wimbledon return

Serena Williams was seeded No. 25 for her return to Wimbledon after having a baby, a decision by the All England Club announced on Wednesday that elevates the tournament’s seven-time champion above her ranking of 183rd.

While WTA rules allow women who miss time because of a pregnancy to enter events based on their pre-absence ranking, there is no guarantee of a seeding, a policy which has been the subject of much debate in recent months because of Williams’ status. The 36-year-old American gave birth to a daughter last September and was off the tour for more than a year.

Jurassic tops North America box offices

Huge, green and scary stomped on cute, young and funny in North American theatres over the weekend as new release Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom took in a healthy $150 million to leap past last weekend’s leader, Incredibles 2. The dinosaur sequel, from Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment studio, fell short of the then-record $208 million opening by the last Jurassic" movie in 2015, according to figures released Sunday by industry tracker Exhibitor Relations.