Veteran actor-comedian Jagdeep passes away

Mumbai: Veteran Actor-comedian Jagdeep, best known for his role as Soorma Bhopali in “Sholay”, died on Wednesday at his residence. He was 81. Courtesy “twitter/livemint” Real name The actor, real name Syed Ishtiaq Ahmed Jafri, was not keeping well. “He passed away at 8.30 pm at his residence in Bandra. He was not keeping well due …


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Mumbai: Veteran Actor-comedian Jagdeep, best known for his role as Soorma Bhopali in “Sholay”, died on Wednesday at his residence. He was 81.

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The actor, real name Syed Ishtiaq Ahmed Jafri, was not keeping well.

“He passed away at 8.30 pm at his residence in Bandra. He was not keeping well due to age related issues,” producer Mehmood Ali, a close family friend, told PTI.

Jagdeep appeared in around 400 films but it is his role as Soorma Bhopali in 1975 film “Sholay” that is etched in audiences’ minds even today.

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He also played memorable roles in “Purana Mandir” and in “Andaz Apna Apna” as Salman Khan’s father.

Better known by his stage name Jagdeep, the actor also directed the movie “Soorma Bhopali” with his character as the protagonist.

He is survived by two sons – Javed and Naved


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Tami Stronach boards ‘Man and Witch’ as actor, co-producer

Washington D.C.: Tami Stronach, who was notable for her performance in ‘The Neverending Story,’ has been roped in to star in ‘Man and Witch,’ a new children’s fantasy film. Stronach, also co-producing the movie, made her acting debut in ‘The Childlike Empress’ in the 1984 released fantasy feature. However, she has not since been a …


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Washington D.C.: Tami Stronach, who was notable for her performance in ‘The Neverending Story,’ has been roped in to star in ‘Man and Witch,’ a new children’s fantasy film.

Stronach, also co-producing the movie, made her acting debut in ‘The Childlike Empress’ in the 1984 released fantasy feature. However, she has not since been a prominent figure in the acting industry.

The upcoming movie marks as a return of the former child artist, to the big screens along with actors Sean Astin, Rhea Perlman, Michael Emerson, and Christopher Lloyd. The further casting of the movie is yet to be announced.
‘Man and Witch’, written by Stronach’s husband Greg Steinbruner, will be directed by ‘She Wants Me’ filmmaker Rob Margolies.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film is described by the producers as a “heartwarming homage to the lo-fi fantasy films of the 80s,” and a “comic adventure that both fulfills and subverts the expectations of what a fantasy universe can be.”

As for Stronach’s character, she will be seen playing a reclusive, yet powerful and mysterious witch who loses her heart to a hapless goatherd when he hires her to break a curse by an evil wizard.

The production for the forthcoming movie is expected to begin around September – December in the New York tri-state area.


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Mohena Kumari tests COVID-19 negative

Mumbai: Television actress Mohena Kumari has finally tested COVID-19 negative after a month-long battle with the virus. The actress took to Instagram to share the news with her fans on Wednesday. “We finally tested Negative of coronavirus… after a month! We’d like to thank all the Doctors and Health care professionals for doing the best they …


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Mohena Kumari tests COVID-19 negative

Mumbai: Television actress Mohena Kumari has finally tested COVID-19 negative after a month-long battle with the virus.

The actress took to Instagram to share the news with her fans on Wednesday.

“We finally tested Negative of coronavirus… after a month! We’d like to thank all the Doctors and Health care professionals for doing the best they could with whatever information was available to the world about this virus, at AIIMS RISHIKESH.”

She also shared a message of gratitude towards the doctors and healthcare professionals on the occasion of Doctor’s Day on Wednesday.

“Today we celebrate the work of Doctors and Healthcare professionals in our country. In my life I have met some wonderful doctors, nurses , compounders and other medical staff… I’d like to thank all of them for their Honest Efforts to help people to ease or eradicate their pain.”

“I really hope and pray that all doctors are doing the same for people of all ages , strata and religion. People put immense faith in doctors and we always hope for doctors to reciprocate that with selfless care and humanity. I’d like to wish all the selfless , honest , diligent and hardworking doctors a very Happy National Doctors Day. We thank you for your service. #doctorsday2020,” wrote the “Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai”.

Mohena Kumari had tested COVID-19 positive in the beginning of June. Her husband Suyesh Rawat, father-in-law Satpal Maharaj, who is Uttarakhand’s tourism minister, and mother-in-law were also found to be COVID 19 positive.

On June 13, the family returned home from the hospital despite still being COVID-19 positive. They have been living in isolation at home since then.


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Photos: Sushant Singh’s last rites at Pawan Hans Crematorium

Mumbai: Bollywood actor Vivek Oberoi attends the funeral ceremony of actor Sushant Singh Rajput, during the ongoing COVID-19 nationwide lockdown, at Pawan Hans crematorium in Mumbai, Monday, June 15, 2020. (PTI Photo)(PTI15-06-2020_000260B)

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Mumbai: Bollywood actor Vivek Oberoi attends the funeral ceremony of actor Sushant Singh Rajput, during the ongoing COVID-19 nationwide lockdown, at Pawan Hans crematorium in Mumbai, Monday, June 15, 2020. (PTI Photo)(PTI15-06-2020_000260B)

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Pierce Brosnan to star in Brett Marty’s sci-fi thriller ‘Youth’

Washington D.C.: Actor Pierce Brosnan is all set to star in sci-fi thriller ‘Youth’. Brett Marty will make his directorial debut with the movie which is based on his 2016 short of the same name. The upcoming film adaptation is co-written by Marty, Josh Izenberg, and Amelia Whitcomb. It is bankrolled by Jib Polhemus, Paul …


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Washington D.C.: Actor Pierce Brosnan is all set to star in sci-fi thriller ‘Youth’. Brett Marty will make his directorial debut with the movie which is based on his 2016 short of the same name.

The upcoming film adaptation is co-written by Marty, Josh Izenberg, and Amelia Whitcomb.

It is bankrolled by Jib Polhemus, Paul Schiff, and Martin Brennan.

The movie is set in the future not far from now, where “Renewal” has become the world’s hottest (and most expensive) commodity — a procedure to rewind your body’s biological clock back to its prime, reported Deadline.

Highland Film Group is handling international rights, while CAA Media Finance oversees domestic. Sales will launch at next month’s Marche du Film Online.

Meanwhile, Brosnan is slated to play the King in Sony’s Camila Cabello-led Cinderella adaptation.

He’ll next be seen in the Netflix film ‘Eurovision’, A24’s ‘False Positive’, and Renny Harlin’s ‘The Misfits’.


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Ryan Gosling to star in ‘Wolfman’ reboot by Universal Studios

Washington D.C.: Canadian actor Ryan Gosling has been roped in by the Universal Studios for monster thriller flick ‘The Wolfman.’ According to The Hollywood Reporter, Lauren Schuker Blum and Rebecca Angelo penned the script, which is intended to be a starring vehicle for Gosling. The move comes after the studio saw a hit earlier this …


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Washington D.C.: Canadian actor Ryan Gosling has been roped in by the Universal Studios for monster thriller flick ‘The Wolfman.’

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Lauren Schuker Blum and Rebecca Angelo penned the script, which is intended to be a starring vehicle for Gosling. The move comes after the studio saw a hit earlier this year by reviving one of its other monster properties, ‘The Invisible Man’, which starred Elizabeth Moss.

As per the sources, the 39-year-old actor would play an anchorman who gets infected. The script has been described as having a vibe that evokes ‘Network”(1976) and ‘Nightcrawler’ (2014).

Blum, who is married to Blumhouse’s Jason Blum, and Angelo previously wrote on Netflix’s ‘Orange is the New Black.’

Currently, no director is currently attached to ‘The Wolfman’, one of the multiple movies based on Universal’s stable of classic monsters in the works.

Others include Elizabeth Banks’ ‘The Invisible Woman’, Karyn Kusama’s ‘Dracula’, the Dracula-themed ‘Renfield’ from Dexter Fletcher and ‘Dark Army,’ which has actor Paul Feig attached to helm.

‘The Wolfman’ follows in the legacy of 1941’s ‘The Wolf Man’, that starred Lon Chaney Jr. as a man who becomes a werewolf. The actor would play the role multiple times. Benicio del Toro also starred in the 2010 remake ‘The Wolfman’.

Gosling is also attached to star in the astronaut thriller ‘Project Hail Mary’ for MGM and to be directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller.


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‘Seinfeld’ actor Richard Herd dies at 87

Washington D.C.: American actor Richard Herd, best known for his role on ‘Seinfeld,’ has died. He was 87. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Herd’s wife of 40 years, actor Patricia Crowder Herd, said that the actor died from cancer-related causes at his home in Los Angeles on Tuesday. Herd is best known for playing Mr …


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Washington D.C.: American actor Richard Herd, best known for his role on ‘Seinfeld,’ has died. He was 87.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Herd’s wife of 40 years, actor Patricia Crowder Herd, said that the actor died from cancer-related causes at his home in Los Angeles on Tuesday.

Herd is best known for playing Mr Wilhelm on the iconic NBC comedy series ‘Seinfeld’. The character was the supervisor to George Costanza (Jason Alexander) while he worked for the New York Yankees.

During an interview in 2019 with the St. Charles Herald Guide, Herd said,”‘Seinfeld’ was one of the best jobs I ever had. There were no ‘stars’ on that show, they were all genuinely nice people to work with. It got me a tremendous amount of recognition and still does because it plays all the time.”

His TV credits include ‘Star Trek: Voyager,’ a regular part on the ABC cop drama ‘T. J. Hooker,’ and a role in the 1983 alien invasion mini series ‘V.’
‘All the President’s Men’ and ‘The China Syndrome,’ were also some of his films.

The ‘Get Out’ director Jordan Peele paid tribute to Herd on Twitter as he had a small role in the Oscar-winning horror movie.

SAG-AFTRA also paid tribute to Herd. The labour union wrote alongside a Variety article announcing his death,”Mourning the loss of #sagaftramember Richard Herd, who entertained us in roles from ‘All the President’s Men’ to ‘Seinfeld.’ Herd was a national board member for almost 10 years and served a 2-year term as SAG’s 3rd national vice president in 1999.”

Herd was also a painter and made his own jewellery, in addition to his career in front of the camera.

Herd told the St. Charles Herald Guide, “All my lamps and jewellery are made from scratch – they’re one of a kind.”

He continued: “I work with chrome, brass, bone, copper, steel, aluminium, tin, old wood and most anything rusted. I find it in junkyards, on the streets, motorcycle shops, old school band rooms, and people also give me stuff. I create it for myself and if others like it, bravo!”

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Herd is also survived by daughter Erica, son Rick, and stepdaughter Alicia.


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‘Scrubs’ actor Sam Lloyd dead at 56

Washington D.C.: American character actor Sam Lloyd – best known for portraying lawyer Ted Buckland on the sitcom ‘Scrubs’ -has died, confirmed his agent on Friday (local time). He was 56. The statement did not indicate when he died. According to Fox News, in January 2019, Lloyd was diagnosed with a brain tumor shortly after …


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Washington D.C.: American character actor Sam Lloyd – best known for portraying lawyer Ted Buckland on the sitcom ‘Scrubs’ -has died, confirmed his agent on Friday (local time). He was 56. The statement did not indicate when he died.

According to Fox News, in January 2019, Lloyd was diagnosed with a brain tumor shortly after his wife Vanessa gave birth to their first child together — a son named Weston, according to a GoFundMe page for the late actor.

Doctors also found that cancer had metastasized from his lungs and spread to his spine, jaw and liver, per the page, which was created by ‘Scrubs’ executive producer Tim Hobert.

In addition to the long-running series “Scrubs,” Lloyd appeared in a handful of shows over the span of his career, including ‘Cougar Town,’ ‘Desperate Housewives,’ ‘Seinfeld,’ ‘Modern Family,’ ‘The West Wing’ and ‘Shameless,’ as well as movies such as ‘Flubber’ and ‘Galaxy Quest.’

Lloyd also sang in an a cappella group The Blanks, which performed on ‘Scrubs’ as The Worthless Peons. He also played bass guitar in the Beatles tribute band The Butties, according to Variety.

Tributes from the ‘Scrubs’ family poured in, following news of his passing.

The creator of ‘Scrubs,’ Bill Lawrence shared a behind-the-scenes snapshot of Lloyd, captioning it: “Thinking a lot about Sam Lloyd today. (Ted). Truly such a kind, sweet guy. He will be missed by so many.”

Zach Braff tweeted: “Rest In Peace to one of the funniest actors I’ve ever had the joy of working with. Sam Lloyd made me crack up and break character every single time we did a scene together. He could not have been a kinder man. I will forever cherish the time I had with you, Sammy.”

Sharing a photo of himself alongside Lloyd, Robert Maschio wrote: “Simpler times, happier days, the kindest man I ever met. Easy going Sam, Rest In Peace. #RIPSamLloyd.”


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Irrfan Khan’s son pens heartfelt note

Mumbai: Irrfan Khan’s son Babil wrote an emotional note on Instagram. Babil’s note Expressing gratitude towards everyone for sending their condolences after the demise of his father, he wrote, “I’m deeply grateful for all the condolences you beautiful friends are pouring in for me. Although, I hope you understand that right now I’m no being able …


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Mumbai: Irrfan Khan’s son Babil wrote an emotional note on Instagram.

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Expressing gratitude towards everyone for sending their condolences after the demise of his father, he wrote, “I’m deeply grateful for all the condolences you beautiful friends are pouring in for me. Although, I hope you understand that right now I’m no being able to reply because my vocabulary is dizzy”.

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“I will get back to each one of you but just not right now. Thank you so much! I love you,” he added.

It may be mentioned that Irrfan Khan had breathed his last early on Wednesday at Mumbai’s Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani hospital.

Personal, professional background

Irrfan Khan who was born on 7th January 1966 in Jaipur, Rajasthan was the son of late Jagirdar Khan and Begum Khan.  

On 23rd February 1995, the actor married writer and fellow NSD graduate Sutapa Sikdar. The couple has two sons, Babil and Ayan.

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The actor who is known for his work not only in Bollywood but also British films and Hollywood had received many rewards including Film Fare Awards, National Film Award.

Although the actor played key roles in many Bollywood movies, his popular movies are ‘The killer’, ‘Deadline: Sirf 24 Ghante’, ‘Hindi Medium’ etc.

He was last seen on screen in ‘Angrezi Medium’


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Zimbabwe-born actor Rick Cosnett reveals he is gay

Zimbabwe-born actor Rick Cosnett reveals he is gay

Washington D.C. [USA]: Rick Cosnett, Zimbabwe-born actor known for his roles in ‘Vampire Diaries’ and ‘The Flash’, recently came out of the closet and revealed that he is gay. He declared the truth of his true sexual orientation in a one-minute long video on Instagram, reported New York Post. In the video, the 36-year-old said: …

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Zimbabwe-born actor Rick Cosnett reveals he is gay

Washington D.C. [USA]: Rick Cosnett, Zimbabwe-born actor known for his roles in ‘Vampire Diaries’ and ‘The Flash’, recently came out of the closet and revealed that he is gay.

He declared the truth of his true sexual orientation in a one-minute long video on Instagram, reported New York Post.

In the video, the 36-year-old said: “Hi, everyone. Dramatic pause … I’m gay.”

“I just wanted everyone to know because I’ve made a promise to myself to, uh, live my truth every day.”

He further continued: “I just wanted everyone to know because I’ve made a promise to myself to, uh, live my truth every day and sometimes that is a really hard thing to do when you have all these subconscious things you don’t even know about from childhood, and from society, and from … just life.”

“So, there you go. I’m sure most of you probably knew anyway. And, yeah, that’s actually all I wanted to say,” concluded Cosnett.

According to the New York Post, the clip received a flurry of appreciative comments by his followers, including his co-actors from ‘The Flash’ movie, such as Danielle Panabaker and Candice Patton.

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