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Naomi Watts cast as lead in Game of Thrones prequel

HBO on Wednesday announced that two-time Oscar-nominated actor Naomi Watts will be headlining the cast of a prequel to its hit series Game of Thrones.

Watts, 50, is the first A-lister to join the prequel show and will be playing a "charismatic socialite hiding a dark secret". According to the network, the new show will be set thousands of years before the events of Game of Thrones.

Dev Patel to make directorial debut

British-Indian actor Dev Patel is set to take up direction with revenge thriller "Monkey Man".

According to Variety, the "Lion" star will also act in the film, which is being presented to buyers at this year's American Film Market.

The plot of the film revolves around the Kid (Patel), who emerges from prison to fight off a world marred by “corporate greed and eroding spiritual values”.

Set in modern-day India, the movie will also be layered in mythology. Other plot details are sparse when the project was announced.

SRK soon to start filming for Rakesh Sharma biopic

Superstar Shah Rukh Khan will start working on astronaut Rakesh Sharma’s biopic early next year, producer Ronnie Screwvala said. With script written by Anjum Rajabali, the film will be directed by Mahesh Mathai and produced by Siddharth Roy Kapur and Screwvala under their banners Roy Kapur Films and RSVP Films, respectively.

There were reports that Bhumi Pednekar has been signed opposite Shah Rukh in the film, reportedly titled Saare Jahaan Se Achcha but Ronnie said an official announcement will be made soon.

Justin Timberlake reschedules NYC concert due to ‘severely bruised' vocal cords

Actor-singer Justin Timberlake has postponed his performance at New York City due to "severely bruised" vocal cords.

In an Instagram post on Wednesday, the 37-year-old musician said his doctors advised him to reschedule his Madison Square Garden concert.

“Hey guys, I’m sorry to announce I have to postpone the show at MSG tonight on doctor’s orders. My vocal cords are severely bruised.

I’m gonna make this up to you and the new show will be on my birthday, January 31. More info to come. Again, I'm so sorry to do this, but excited to see you soon,” he wrote.

Unfortunate my colleagues are fighting: Jackie Shroff on #MeToo

Some of Bollywood's popular names, such as Nana Patekar and Sajid Khan, are facing fire in the #MeToo movement and Jackie Shroff says it is unfortunate that his colleagues have been named.

The actor says while no woman should be harassed, people should also not enjoy watching others fall.

"It's so unfortunate that all my colleagues are fighting. They are my co-actors... Washing their dirty linen in public and people are watching and enjoying it, trying to be (holy). Look into your own eyes. Look what you have been through.

LS polls: Dhoni, Gambhir likely to contest on BJP ticket

Ruling party BJP is in talks with Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Gautam Gambhir to rope them in as their star campaigners for the 2019 elections. Dhoni and Gambhir may likely contest from their respective states, say media reports.

While Gambhir’s name has been linked with the BJP for a while, Dhoni’s name has come up as a surprise. According to the media, BJP is in talks with Dhoni for contesting polls from Jharkhand.

While Dhoni is a regular in India’s ODI and T20 international teams, Gambhir last played for India in November 2016.

Saina fails to break Tzu code

Saina Nehwal gave her all before losing steam as the ace Indian shuttler yet again succumbed to nemesis and world no. 1 Tai Tzu Ying to settle for a runner-up finish at the Denmark Open on Sunday.

In an exciting but energy-sapping 52-minute final, Saina lost 13-21, 21-13, 6-21 to the superior Chinese Taipei rival. Tzu Ying claimed the Denmark Open title after a gap of two years. She had last won the tournament in 2016. The win also bettered Tzu Ying’s head-to-head record against Saina to 13-5. In fact, this was Saina's fifth straight defeat against Tzu Ying this year.

We were all aware of casting couch in Hollywood: Caine

Veteran actor Michael Caine has said casting couch was an open secret in Hollywood.

The 85-year-old actor said though he knew about producers like Harvey Weinstein asking for sexual favours from aspiring starlets in return for a role, he did not know the extent of the problem.

Ayushmann Khurrana on finding his sweet spot in Bollywood

More than six years after he made his debut, Ayushmann Khurrana seems to have finally found his sweet spot in the Hindi film industry. Last year, his roles in “Bareilly Ki Barfi” and “Shubh Mangal Saavdhan” led some to compare him to Amol Palekar, the 70s Bollywood actor who made an art form out of playing the everyman.

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