None of My Business

None of My Business

Portman to do Pale Blue Dot?

Natalie Portman is in negotiations to step in for Reese Witherspoon in the Pale Blue Dot. Witherspoon left the role last year due to scheduling conflicts. She is, however, still on board the project as a producer along with Bruna Papandrea, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The movie will be directed Noah Hawley from a script by Brian C Brown and Elliott DiGuiseppi. The film is about a married astronaut who returns to Earth after a mission and begins an affair with a fellow astronaut.

Marvel hires Jac Schaeffer to pen potential Black Widow film

Beloved superhero character Black Widow aka Natasha Romanoff might be getting her own solo film at Marvel.The studio has hired Jac Schaeffer to possibly pen the script for a standalone Black Widow film, reported Variety. The character is played by actor Scarlett Johansson in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Film are not charity or NGO: Anurag Kashyap

Films loaded with social message may be the trend in the industry but Anurag Kashyap believes filmmakers should not be expected to deliver a message through their movies. The director, whose upcoming film “Mukkabaaz” promotes sports in its own way, said as a filmmaker his aim is never to address a social issue.

I have achieved everything

At 44, with 18 Grand Slam titles and an Olympic medal in his cupboard, Leander Paes is finding it “tough to set new goals” but still spent his off-season getting stronger to remain relevant in modern day tennis, which is being dominated by brute power. Many of his contemporaries have become coaches and many of his juniors have already hung racquets but this Indian legend’s hunger for tennis is far from satiated.


Hollywood spoke with one voice at the Golden Globes on Sunday to declare war on the film industry’s culture of sexual harassment and abuse, as it kicked off its annual awards season on a rare serious note. Crime drama Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri was the big winner of the night with four trophies, giving it momentum ahead of the all-important Oscars in March. But the awards podium played second fiddle at times to the clarion call coming from numerous stars about the need to heal and move forward.

The stage is set

Hollywood’s elite head for the red carpet Sunday for the Golden Globes, the glitzy launch of the entertainment industry’s awards season, with sexual harassment scandals casting a long shadow over celebrations. Billed as the most raucous event in the showbiz calendar, the champagne-drenched Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s annual prize-giving is a draw for filmmakers and actors looking to create some buzz ahead of March’s Academy Awards.

The year of Virat Kohli

Royal Challengers Bangalore on Thursday retained India captain Virat Kohli for a whopping sum of Rs17 crore, making him the most expensive player in the history of the Indian Premier League. RCB also decided to retain South African explosive batsman AB de Villiers and young Mumbai batsman Sarfaraz Khan. The announcements were made at the IPL 2018 Player Retention event in Mumbai.Meanwhile, Chennai Super Kings, who are making a comeback to the IPL after a two-year suspension, retained Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Suresh Raina and Ravindra Jadeja.

Literary canary in India’s coalmine

She may have returned to publishing fiction after a two-decade hiatus, but writer Arundhati Roy says she has no plans to sheath her polemical sword anytime soon in a world where the vulnerable are still being “smashed.”

Sitting in a cafe in the bowels of Old Delhi’s labyrinthine streets on a chilly winter’s afternoon, the 56-year-old still simmers with the kind of fiery political rhetoric that has made her one of her homeland’s harshest modern day critics. “I would find it very hard to live with myself in this country if I didn’t talk about what was going on,” she says.

Gillian Anderson is quitting The X-Files

Actor Gillian Anderson has confirmed that she would exit The X-Files after season 11. The actor, who plays agent Dana Scully in the show, made the announcement in an interview with TV Insider.

Vidarbha win maiden Ranji Trophy

Vidarbha claimed their maiden Ranji Trophy after beating Delhi by nine wickets in the final of India’s premier domestic tournament on Monday. Chasing a target of 29, Vidarbha completed the task with loss of skipper Faiz Fazal’s wicket. Opting to field, Vidarbha bowled out Delhi for 295 in the first innings with Rajneesh Gurbani picking up six wickets.