— Mika Singh banned from film industry by AICWA for performing in Pak —
All Indian Cine Workers Association (AICWA) has issued a press release stating that it has “banned and boycotted” singer Mika Singh from the Indian film industry after he performed in Pakistan. “If anyone [in India works with him], they’ll face legal consequences,” it added. Mika had reportedly performed recently at the wedding of former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf’s cousin’s daughter.
— Veteran actress Vidya Sinha passes away aged 71 —
Veteran actress Vidya Sinha, known for yesteryear films like ‘Chhoti Si Baat’, ‘Rajnigandha’ and ‘Pati Patni Aur Woh’, passed away on Thursday aged 71. She was recently admitted to a hospital in Mumbai after she complained of breathlessness. After taking a break for a few years, Sinha had returned to acting with television shows like ‘Qubool Hai’ and ‘Zindagi Wins’.
— Subtitler accuses ‘2.0’ producers of non-payment of dues —
A subtitler named Rekhs has alleged that Lyca Productions, which produced Rajinikanth starrer ‘2.0’, is yet to clear her dues. Rekhs had done the subtitles for the film in two languages – Tamil and Telugu. She further claimed that although it has been almost 8 months that the film released, the producers haven’t been responding to her calls or emails.
— Akshay Kumar answers reporter’s phone, asks the person to call later —
A video shows actor Akshay Kumar answering a reporter’s phone during a media interaction for his upcoming film ‘Mission Mangal’. He picked up the call and said, “Hello Krishna, we are at a press conference now. This is Akshay Kumar speaking…Kindly call after some time.” Actresses Taapsee Pannu, Sonakshi Sinha, Kirti Kulhari and Nithya Menen were laughing in the video.
— Big B sends notes to National Award winners Ayushmann, Vicky —
Actor Amitabh Bachchan has sent handwritten notes to Ayushmann Khurrana and Vicky Kaushal, who shared the National Award for Best Actor this year. The actors shared pictures of the notes on their Instagram Story. While the note to Vicky read ‘A most deserving National Award’, Ayushmann’s note read ‘Greetings and wishes for many more to follow’.