Entertainment: Bill Clinton’s first novel gets TV adaptation

Clinton and Patterson’s collaboration on the novel marks the first time an American President has ever co-authored a thriller

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The President Is Missing, an upcoming first novel by former US President Bill Clinton and his collaborator-author James Patterson, will be adapted into a TV series.

The television rights of the novel have been acquired by cable network Showtime.

“I'm really enjoying writing this book and working with Jim. And I can't wait to see Showtime bring the characters to life,” Clinton said.

Set to be published in 2018, the book tells the story of an incumbent US president's disappearance with a level of detail that only someone who has held the office can know.

Clinton and Patterson’s collaboration on the novel marks the first time an American President has ever co-authored a thriller.

The 42nd President of the US, Clinton has written bestselling non-fiction books including My Life, Back to Work: Why We Need Smart Government for a Strong Economy, Between Hope and History, Giving: How Each of Us Can Change the World and Putting People First: How We Can All Change America.

Jai Lava Kusa mints over 60cr in two days

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Poster of the film Jai Lava Kusa

Actor Jr NTR starrer Telugu action-drama Jai Lava Kusa has grossed over Rs 60 crore in two days since its global release, according to trade pundits.

Directed by Bobby, Jai Lava Kusa features NTR in a triple role.

“Despite releasing on a Thursday, the film grossed a whopping Rs 49 crore on its first day worldwide. The two days total gross earnings is over Rs 60 crore and the film is set for a very strong opening weekend at the ticket window,” said a trade analyst Trinath.

In the film, NTR plays triplet brothers. As one of the character Jai, he was seen in a negative shade and he spoke with a stutter.

Thrilled with the response, NTR tweeted on Friday:

Produced by NTR's brother Kalyanram, the film also stars Nivetha Thomas, Raashi Khanna and Ronit Roy among others.

Rajkummar Rao to call Aamir for Newton Oscar promotion

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Poster of the film Newton

Rajkummar Rao is excited as his new film Newton has been announced as India's official entry for the Oscars. The actor says that he will call superstar Aamir Khan for the advice on its promotion.

When asked about his team strategy to promote Newton at the Oscars, Rajkummar said: “It's just got announced and its too soon to decide but our team is going to meet and we will plan something about it because there has to be strategy. We will be going to America to promote the film.”

He was present at the GQ Men of the Year Award on Friday night.

When reporters asked Rajkummar whether he is going to get some guidance from Aamir Khan about film promotion at the Oscars, he said, “Off course, I will definitely call him and meet him because Lagaan was there at the Oscars and we are really proud of the film. so I am sure Aamir sir will help us a lot.”

Rajkummar attended the event along with girlfriend Patralekha who seems excited about the film too

“I am very thrilled. Newton is a film that should get in top five films at the Oscars because it's really good and relevant and shows different side of India,” she said.

Newton revolves around Newton Kumar, a rookie government clerk who is sent on election duty to a naxal-controlled town in the conflict-ridden jungles of Chhattisgarh, India. It has been directed by Amit V Masurkar.

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