The untimely demise of former cricket player Yashpal Sharma has come as a rude shock to the entire cricket and film fraternity. The cricketer was eagerly awaiting the release of Kabir Khan’s ‘83 that would see Jatin Sarna take on his role on-screen. On hearing of his passing, team ’83 joined fans in paying tribute to the star and honouring his memory. While Ranveer Singh shared a photo of the cricket legend with a heartbroken emoticon, Jatin said in a statement, “It has been a terrible morning … Kabir Khan just called me and so did Kapil Dev’s daughter. They are absolutely shocked.” He also went on to say that had it not been for the pandemic, Yashpal would have seen the film by now.
On the other side of town, Naseeruddin Shah seemed to have raised quite a few eyebrows when he said that Dilip Kumar didn’t do enough for cinema, except for acting. Going on to explain this in great detail, Shah pointed out that Kumar produced only one film, didn’t direct any film, never passed on the benefit of his experience to another actor, didn’t groom young talent and apart from his pre-1970s performances, left behind no significant lessons for future actors. Let us all just cross our fingers and hope this doesn’t turn into something nasty.
Meanwhile, Suniel Shetty turned rumour buster and shot down reports of alleged Delta variant of the Covid-19 virus being detected in his building. Admitting that there was a covid case in the residential building, he said “People, pls don’t spread panic. There’s NO ‘Delta Variant’ in my building society. Just one COVID+ case & the patient is recuperating at a hospital.”
All you Rahul Khanna fans in the house will not want to miss this update! We got word that the hunk is all set to make a comeback with Yami Gautam in the upcoming film ‘Lost’. Yami will feature as a feisty crime reporter in the thriller that aims to highlight the “issue of media integrity”.
Ajay Devgn is knocking on heaven’s door and ready to roll out his film ‘Thank God’. The actor is currently the only one to have joined the unit and is presently shooting the film at Mehboob Studio in Mumbai. Sources close to the project told us, “As the title suggests, God plays an important role in the film. Sidharth Malhotra and Rakul Preet will be joining the shoot very soon”.