None of My Business

None of My Business

Once you have the costume on, you become the character

Jennifer Lawrence says she does not identify as a method actor and said she becomes the character as soon as she puts on her costume. The 27-year-old actor, who was last seen playing a Russian ballerina-turned-operative in Red Sparrow, said the film’s director, Francis Lawrence asked her to talk to her friends in an accent to stay in character — a suggestion she refused. “For two weeks before the movie, Francis would say, ‘You should talk in the accent at home. Stay in the accent and talk to your friends in the accent.’ I said, ‘Francis, I don’t have those kinds of friends.

The Tite of all seasons

IT’s Tite this and Tite that for Brazil football fans. It seems Tite is the only superstar in the Brazilian team. When Tite took over the reins of the Brazil World Cup squad in June 2016, the team was languishing at the sixth spot in the South American qualifying rounds. Nine months from then, Brazil was the first team to confirm their appearance in Russia after the host country.

Then a record stretch of eight wins in the qualifiers, which eclipsed their own six-match winning streak on the road to the 1970 World Cup, made the impossible possible.

Sonali Bendre is diagnosed with cancer

Sonali Bendre Behl revealed on Wednesday that she has been diagnosed with a “high grade cancer” and is currently undergoing treatment in New York. In an emotional statement, the actor said the cancer metastised which “we frankly did not see coming.”  “A niggling pain led to some tests, which led to this unexpected diagnosis. My family and close friends have rallied around me, providing the best support system that anyone can ask for. I am very blessed and thankful for each of them,” she said in a statement.

Competition between Ranveer and I pushes us to do better

Ranbir Kapoor says he views competition as a healthy and beneficial exercise, amid the buzz that the upcoming award season will be a face-off between his and Ranveer Singh’s performances.

The year began with Singh garnering critical acclaim for his portrayal of Sultan Alauddin Khilji in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmaavat, that released on January 25.

Andres Iniesta retires

Following the elimination of Spain from the FIFA World Cup through a shock penalty shoot-out defeat against Russia, Andres Iniesta announced his retirement from the national team, bringing down curtains to a glorious career that spanned between 2001 and 2018.

Watch out for Iceland

Iceland is a nation that made us sit up and take note in the ongoing FIFA World Cup as soon as they hit the pitch in their first match of the tournament against Argentina, one of the contenders of this edition of the showpiece event. The match ended in a 1-1 draw with Leo Messi missing a penalty as Iceland’s film director-cum-goalkeeper Hannes Halldórsson made a brilliant save and making the headlines.

The biopic(k)

This week’s release Sanju is a biopic on star Sanjay Dutt, whose checkered life does read like a movie script. There have been fictionalised accounts of the lives of stars, semi-autobiographical films by directors (Mahesh Bhatt specialised in this at one stage), but hardly any about real actors. Perhaps, because not many are totally honest about their lives and flaws.

I am in a good place

John Abraham, whose upcoming film Satyameva Jayate will clash with Akshay Kumar starrer Gold on August 15, today said the two films can release on the same day as the stories are different.

This Independence Day three films will be clashing at the box office — Satyameva Jayate, Gold and Yamla Pagla Deewana Phir Se, which stars Dharmendra, Sunny Deol and Bobby Deol. “Akshay is a friend, I wish him the best. Two films can release on the same day as both the films are of different genres,” Abraham told reporters at the trailer launch of Satyameva Jayate.

Defending champs Germany suffer shock World Cup exit

Germany crashed out of the World Cup on Wednesday after a stoppage-time VAR-assisted goal from Young-gwon Kim and a late second by Son Heungmin earned South Korea a famous 2-0 win. The Germans needed to beat Korea by two clear goals in their final group F match to advance to the last 16.