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“Let us begin today’s bulletin with news on Comedy stars Bharti Singh and Harsh Limbachiyaa. They have finally revealed the face of their son Laksh, who they welcomed on April 3. The couple made the revelation in a special vlog for their YouTube channel Life of Limbachiyaas.
The video opened with Singh giving a tour of Laksh’s room which has a personalized cot and some cute toys. Limbachiyaa too comes on camera and talks about how the baby is very calm. And then with a countdown, they open a gift box that had Laksh inside. Haarsh Limbachiyaa says, “My son is very cute but he spends most of his time with his mother”. ”
“Meanwhile, MTV Roadies – Journey in South Africa hosted by Sonu Sood found its winners in Ashish Bhatia and Nandini. The ‘buddy pair’ emerged as the ‘Ultimate Champions’ of the season, which was shot in Cape Town.
Apart from Ashish and Nandini, the other finalists included Kevin Almasifar-Moose Jattana, Yukti Arora-Jaswanth Bopanna, and Gaurav Alugh-Simi Talsania. The nail-biting final was filled with thrilling twists and turns. As the show came to an end, Sonu Sood said the two winners displayed immense focus and determination. In a statement, the actor said, “Playing host on MTV Roadies Journey in South Africa will always be special to me, having seen all the contestants embody the true Roadies spirit on this journey.”
“The stars have aligned as Sima Taparia is back to find the perfect match for single people. Indian Matchmaking Season 2 will premiere on Wednesday, August 10, on Netflix. The first few photos from the new season were shared by Sima on her official Instagram page. In the first photo, Sima folds her hands, and in the next few photos, we see the return of a few familiar faces, including Aparna Shewakramani.
The post was captioned, “Sima from Mumbai is back! Indian Matchmaking Season 2 premieres on Wednesday, August 10 on Netflix. *Gets down on one knee and asks if there are plans for Season 2 of Indian Matchmaking. THE ANSWER IS YES.””
“Moving on, Disney Plus Hotstar and Dice Media recently released the first full trailer of “Ghar Waapsi”. Going by this trailer, the series looks like a heartwarming, relatable tale of balancing your family life and parents back home and your big city job in a metro.
The promo offers a glimpse into the life of the protagonist who has seemingly lied about his job in Bengaluru, where he and most of his team have been recently laid off. The hero travels back home to realize what he had been missing and then has to take a call on what he wants more in his life. Ghar Waapsi will release on Disney Plus Hotstar on July 22.”
“In other news, Ms Marvel has been the topic of discussion on social media for many reasons. Be it Farhan Akhtar’s cameo or Pakistani star Fawad Khan playing an Indian freedom fighter, the series has become a connecting factor between the two nations. In a recent interview, director Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy spoke about the importance of the series for Pakistan and her experience making the fourth and fifth episodes.
The Oscar-winning Pakistani director shared how Ms Marvel is a “moment for Pakistan” and that there is a reason why there was a special theatrical run in the country. She said, “Because so much of what you’d see on screen is a celebration of who we are and where we come from,”
“Meanwhile, Actor Joseph Quinn just did it again, this time for his fans. He picked the guitar and strummed like his Stranger Things season 4 character Eddie Munson. Joseph shot to fame soon after the horror-supernatural show premiered its season finale on Netflix recently. And fans haven’t kept calm ever since Eddie performed the epic Metallica concert on “Master of Puppets” in a crucial sequence of the show.
The Twitter handle of Stranger Writers posted a video where Joseph is seen practising the iconic Metallica number on an electric guitar, matching notes with the original. The caption read, “Practice makes perfect”.
Moving on, Actor Makarand Deshpande says stories with patriotic fervour have always been embraced by audiences and this “wave” across mediums will continue to rise. The film-theatre artiste will next be seen in Shoorveer, a Disney+ Hotstar series, in which he plays the in-charge of India’s national security. He told PTI, “Be it Anand Math, Haqeeqat, Saat Hindustani, or later Border, patriotic films have always done well. After the love for one’s parents, the love for one’s motherland is regarded as the ultimate. So, films and shows will be made on patriotism. This is a wave,”
Citing the example of Hollywood, the actor said the US has always made films about their country. ”
“Lastly, after Rajinikanth, Akshay Kumar, Vicky Kaushal, and Ajay Devgn, Ranveer Singh is the latest celebrity to go on an adventure with Bear Grylls. But Ranveer vs Wild was a tad different. Unlike others who carried their star power, Ranveer screamed, danced, sang, hugged, and kissed Bear.
Ranveer vs Wild with Bear Grylls was loaded with several interesting and fun-filled moments only Ranveer can deliver. His candid revelations about his wife Deepika Padukone and his many emotions that were unfiltered made it an exciting watch.
Early in the interactive special, Ranveer Singh revealed that he agreed to come to the jungles of Serbia because he wanted to take home the rare Serbica Ramonda flower for his wife and actor Deepika Padukone. ”
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