Game of Thrones show runners David Benioff and DB Weiss quit Star Wars trilogy

Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and DB Weiss have abandoned plans to work on a trilogy of Star Wars movies to work on their Netflix projects.
Written By Rajeshwari Jagtap | Updated: October 29, 2019 15:22 IST
Game of Thrones show runners David Benioff and DB Weiss quit Star Wars trilogy

David Benioff and DB Weiss recently signed a $200 million multi-year deal with Netflix to produce exclusive content. The Game of thrones runners said, “There are only so many hours in the day, and we felt we could not do justice to both Star Wars and our Netflix projects,” the pair tell Deadline. “So we are regretfully stepping away.” “We love Star Wars,” Benioff and Weiss’ statement continues. “When George Lucas built it, he built us too. Getting to talk about Star Wars with him and the current Star Wars team was the thrill of a lifetime, and we will always be indebted to the saga that changed everything.”

This decision to walk out of the star wars universe will mean that the pair's output will exclusively be only for Netflix. The first of their Star Wars movies was due to hit theatres in 2022. It’s unclear whether Disney plans to continue with the trilogy that Benioff and Weiss were planning, but the company has a ton of Star Wars projects on its slate.

Written By Xappie Desk | Updated: July 08, 2020 09:21 IST
Karan Patel opens up about his comparisons with Karan Singh Grover for their role as Mr. Bajaj in Kasautii; Read on

Karan Patel, who rose to fame with Yeh Hai Mohabbatein, is returning to the small screen with Kasautii Zindagii Kay. Karan will be playing the role of Mr. Bajaj which was earlier played by Karan Singh Grover. As KSG decided to leave the show, Patel bagged the show and recently his first look has been released by the makers. Opening up about being compared with Karan Singh Grover, Patel said, "The way I look at it, comparison na ho toh takleef ki baat hai. If a comparison is being made, it means you are doing something right. If that was not the case, why would anyone even compare, right? Comparison is good because that means you are getting your job done."

As the number of cases of Covid-19 is on a rise in Mumbai, Karan says he feels scared to resume shooting. "Of course, it is scary. When I go for a shoot, I will be meeting a lot of people and god forbid anyone is exposed to the virus. But, other than that you always have to be cautious. Whether we have a small kid in the family or not, it is important to be cautious and take precautions for your family. The moment you come home, one must take a warm water bath and wash the clothes. Before anything else, just wash your hands. Your immunity must be strong but not everyone has the same thing, so we just need to be prepared, " he added.
Meanwhile, Kasautii's other actors including Erica Fernandes, Parth Samthaan, Pooja Bannerjee and Shubhaavi have resumed shooting for the show.

Written By Xappie Desk | Updated: July 07, 2020 18:35 IST
After Sushant Singh Rajput, Irrfan Khan Instagram adds ‘Remembering’ to Chiranjeevi Sarja’s profile

Instagram added the word ‘Remembering’ to late actor Chiranjeevi Sarja’s Instagram profile to memorialize it as a place to remember his life. Chiranjeevi Sarja passed away a few weeks ago after suffering from a cardiac arrest. According to Instagram, once the ‘remembering’ feature is added to an account, no one can access the account. The photos and videos will remain on their page. The profiles of late actors Sushant Singh Rajput and Irrfan Khan were also memorized in the same after their demise.
Earlier today, Chiranjeevi Sarja’s wife Meghana Raj took to his Instagram to share a few photos from the memorial service held for the late actor. Sarja's closest friends and family attended the memorial. Sarja’s close friend and actor Prajwal Devraj shared the photos on his Instagram Story as well. Across the photo, Devraj wrote, “I don't have friends, I got family.” The photos show Sarja’s friends and family smiling away as they celebrate him.
Meghana Raj took to the caption to write a note in remembrance. Meghana wrote, "My Dearest Chiru .... Chiru is a CELEBRATION... has always been, is and will always be... I know u wouldn’t have liked it any other way! Chiru, the reason I smile... what he has given me is most precious... MY FAMILY.. the JUST US... together we will always be for all eternity baby ma and each day will be just the way u like it! Filled with Love, laughter, pranks, honesty and most importantly Togetherness WE LOVE YOU BABY MA!"

Written By Xappie Desk | Updated: July 07, 2020 18:20 IST
Buzz: Bollywood composer Julias Packiam to score tunes for Prabhas 20; Official confirmation awaited

One of the most anticipated upcoming projects in Indian cinema is the next film of actor Prabhas. The Baahubali star is currently acting in an untitled project which is being directed by Radhakrishna Kumar of Jill fame. Tentatively called Prabhas 20, the film is currently in the midway of its shoot. Meanwhile, we now hear that the makers have roped in Bollywood composer Julias Packiam to score the music of this film.
Earlier, Radhakrishna Kumar stated that he has roped in Amit Trivedi as the music composer of the movie. But Amit has left the project due to the reasons best known to him. After the exit of Amita, the makers started searching for a replacement. Apparently, they finally zeroed in Julias to take up the responsibilities. It seems that the deal got made recently and an official announcement will be out very soon. Julias is popular for scoring background music for movies like Sultan, Ek Tha Tiger, Tiger Zinda Hai, Dhoom 3 and Bhajrangi Bhaijaan. He has recently composed the background music of Megastar Chiranjeevi's Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy as well. We have to see how far will he impress the fans of Prabhas with the music of this movie.
Prabhas 20 features Pooja Hegde as the female lead. Jagapathi Babu, Bhagya Shree and Priyadarshi are playing the other key roles in it. The film is being bankrolled by UV Creations and Gopi Krishna Films.