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Gopichand’s Back-to-back Disappointments!

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Gopichand, one of the most talented actors of Telugu cinema can get along effortlessly in both hero and negative roles. He is indeed a powerhouse of talent who has proved his ability with his varied acting skills. However, the actor is yet to get his due in the industry as he is being eluded of a solid script and a resounding hit.

The 38-year-old actor is not being pampered with good box-office results and audience reception, off late and the box office performances of his previous two movies are the testimonials of the same.

Gopichand's Back-to-back Disappointments!

Gautham Nanda

Lot of hopes and expectations were pinned up on his venture, Gautham Nanda. The movie had a good positive word of mouth before its release, as the posters and theatrical trailer of the movie were indeed impressive. The movie had made quite a handsome pre-release theatrical business of over 21 Crores which was indeed big considering Gopichand’s star power and box office pull. But negative feedback and flaws in the screenplay did it in for the movie as the same ended up as a double disaster with just over 11 Crores theatrical share into its kitty.

Oxygen

The handsome hunk had pinned his hopes on Oxygen, his subsequent movie post Gautham Nanda, which had hit the screens on December 1st. Though its final result at the box office would be determined in the following weeks, the result might not be too favorable as the word of mouth from the public and the critics review are on the negative side. The movie falls flat and is predictable all over. Though the movie is power packed with an ensemble cast, the storyline and the technical aspects of the movie don’t compliment them and eventually fails in sustaining the momentum.

All said and done, all eyes now will be titled towards his next movie, Aaradugula Bullet. The movie appears terrific on papers as the star names which are featuring in the casting and technical departments command a great track record. The story and screenplay is being penned by Vakkanantham Vamsi, a skillful writer who has been a prime factor in churning out blockbusters for stars like Pawan Kalyan, Mahesh Babu, Jr. NTR, Allu Arjun and Ram Charan.

Possible Break-through

B. Gopal, director of Industry hit movies like Indra, Samarasimha Reddy and Narasimha Naidu, will be wielding the microphone for this movie while the king of background music, Manisharma will be composing music for this venture. Southern Siren Nayanthara will be romancing the Action Star in the movie. Wish Gopichand rise back like a phoenix with Aaradugula Bullet.

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Story first published: Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 10:44 [IST]

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Kevin Hart hints at rebooting Mrs Doubtfire after starring in Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle

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Kevin Hart might be enjoying the positive response to the Jumanji reboot, Jumaji: Welcome To The Jungle, where he is starring alongside Dwayne Johnson and Jack Black, but the internet might be alarmed by his latest musings, a Mrs Doubtfire remake as reported by NME.

Kevin Hart. YouTube

Kevin Hart. YouTube

“I’ll stay on the Robin Williams train and say that if I could jump into Mrs Doubtfire,” said the actor-comedian in an interview to CinemaBlend. “That was a very amazing performance on both ends for him. I think that’s one I’d love to get to play in,” said Hart.

A reboot of the beloved 1995 Robin Williams hit Jumanji, where the characters got sucked into the world of a board game and have to fight for their survival, had Kevin Hart joining a new adventure, where Jumanji is a video game in its 2017 avatar.

However, since Robin Williams passed away recently and has immortalized the character of Mrs Doubtfire, fans of the film might not take kindly to a contemporary reboot of the film. The role will indeed prove very challenging for any actor to convincingly place himself in William’s shoes.

Perhaps, Hart should stay content with the fate of Jumanji: Welcome to The Jungle and not worry about remakes of Robin William’s classics, and perhaps take a cue from fellow actor Jack Black who had chosen to pay his homage to William via less grander pronouncements.

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Ed Sheeran says he already has a James Bond track up his sleeve in case MGM wants one

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Ed Sheeran might have faced a surprising Grammy rebuff this year, but the British singer continues to ride high with two of his singles, one with Beyonce and another with Eminem, competing for the top spot just as the year is ending. Amidst all this excitement, the singer-songwriter has revealed that he already has a James Bond song ready to go in his kitty, in case they need him to do one, as reported by the Independent.

Ed Sheeran. Image from Twitter/@PopCrave

Ed Sheeran. Image from Twitter/@PopCrave

Sheeran appeared on The Late Late Show with James Corden and discussed the possibility of contributing a track to a future James Bond movie. “With Bond, I’ve had a theme tune written for about three years, just in case,” he said, as reported by the Indepndent.

Even though he has not been approached by the makers of the Bond franchise with such a request yet, he said that the song he has already prepared is good but refused to reveal its name fearing someone might steal it.

Sheeran also said in the same interview that he had used the same approach for his song with Eminem. “When we did a song together, I had the song planned. So with Bond, if ever I’m called I’ll be like ‘here you go’,” said Sheeran.

While a reluctant Daniel Craig had recently confirmed that he is once again playing James Bond in the next film, the now unofficial tradition of a reigning music star to lend a soundtrack to the iconic franchise will continue, but who will be the latest artist to bag this coveted opportunity is not yet known. Sam Smith did the honours in the previous Bond outing and was criticised for a weak track that he had claimed he came up with in 20 minutes.

Ed Sheeran sure seems better prepared if he gets a call to compose the Bond track that might even put the talented artist up for an Oscar, perhaps the only recognition eluding the superstar so far.

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Rose McGowan calls out Meryl Streep, other actresses for planning silent protest at 2018 Golden Globes

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Rose McGowan criticised Meryl Streep and other actresses for allegedly planning a silent protest against sexual harassment at the 75th Golden Globe Awards ceremony in January next year.

Multiple sources told People magazine about the protest being organised by prominent Hollywood actresses — including presenters and nominees and it was later confirmed by Claudia and Jackie Oshry on their show The Morning Breath.

Meryl Streep and Rose McGowan. Agencies

Meryl Streep and Rose McGowan. Agencies

However, McGowan was not particularly happy about the ‘silent’ nature of the protest. She took to Twitter to express her dismay.

She wrote: “Actresses, like Meryl Streep, who happily worked for The Pig Monster, are wearing black @GoldenGlobes in a silent protest. YOUR SILENCE is THE problem. You’ll accept a fake award breathlessly & affect no real change. I despise your hypocrisy. Maybe you should all wear Marchesa.”

She has since deleted the tweet.

McGowan, one of the first actresses to accuse fallen movie mogul Harvey Weinstein of rape, decried what she believed was a pervasive culture of sexual misconduct in Hollywood and urged women to fight back. After leveling her accusations against Weinstein, there has since been a torrent of allegations of sexual harassment, assault and rape against a man who had been one of the most powerful people in the film industry. The New York Times has reported that in 1997, Weinstein reached a $100,000 settlement with McGowan, then 23, after an incident in a hotel room during the Sundance Film Festival. As the scandal snowballed, McGowan has emerged as one of Weinstein’s most scathing critics.

When Extra asked Streep for a comment, she replied: “I don’t know. I’m not talking. You gotta tune in, don’t ya?”

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