Entertainment: Nikkhil Advani’s next on former ISRO Chairman
K Radhakrishnan was behind India’s Mars mission or the Mangalyaan. It is India’s first interplanetary mission and ISRO has also become the fourth space agency to reach Mars
Bollywood filmmaker Nikkhil Advani is all set to bring the story of former Chairman of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), K Radhakrishnan on big screen. He was behind India’s Mars mission or the Mangalyaan.
Nikkhil, who has previously directed films like Kal Ho Naa Ho, Salaam-e-Ishq: A Tribute To Love and Chandni Chowk To China took to Twitter on Wednesday to announce his next project.
Mangalyaan is a space probe orbiting Mars since September 2014. It was launched in November 2013 by ISRO. It is India's first interplanetary mission and ISRO has also become the fourth space agency to reach Mars, after the Soviet space program, NASA, and the European Space Agency
India is the first Asian nation to reach Mars orbit, and the first nation in the world to do so in its first attempt.
Aamir Khan to release Secret Superstar in Turkey
Aamir Khan's next project Secret Superstar will release in Turkey on the same date as in India.
The actor has jetted off to Istanbul to formally announce the news.
Produced by Aamir and Kiran Rao under the banner Aamir Khan Productions, Zee Studios and Akash Chawla, Secret Superstar is written and directed by Advait Chandan.
The film, featuring Zaira Wasim, will be out on October 19 in India and Turkey.
Vibha Chopra, Head ,Zee Studios International (Film Marketing, Distribution and Acquisition) said: “With a strong and universally appealing storyline and the presence of one of our biggest superstars, we are confident that the film will receive as much love in Turkey and other international markets, as it does in India.”
Apart from Turkey, the film will also release in the UK, US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, UAE/GCC and Pakistan. It is distributed internationally by Zee Studios International.
Kate Winslet reunites with Cameron for Avatar sequels
Oscar-winning actress Kate Winslet has reunited with Titanic director James Cameron after 20 years for his upcoming Avatar sequels.
“Kate and I have been looking for something to do together for 20 years, since our collaboration on Titanic, which was one of the most rewarding of my career. I can't wait to see her bring the character of Ronal to life,” variety.com quoted Cameron as saying.
Released in 2009, Avatar currently holds the record for highest grossing film till date with collections of $2.8 billion.
The upcoming four sequels of the film will hit theaters starting on December 18, 2020 for Avatar 2.
Avatar 3 will release on December 17, 2021, followed by a three-year break for Avatar 4, which is slated for December 20, 2024. Avatar 5 will release on December 19, 2025.
Cameron began filming the first of the four movies last week in California.
The films will mark the return of previous cast members including Zoe Saldana, Sam Worthington, Sigourney Weaver, CCH Pounder and Stephen Lang.
With inputs from IANS