Holly to Bolly: Demi Moore to make Indian film debut, Amazon founder has cameo in Star Trek movie, and more

newslide Demi Moore to make Indian film debut Hollywood star Demi Moore is set to make her first appearance in an Indian film. The 53-year-old will have a role in Tabrez Noorani’s socially conscious drama Love Sonia, playing an activist who helps victims of human trafficking. Persuading the veteran star presented no difficulty, Tabrez told […]

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Demi Moore to make Indian film debut

Hollywood star Demi Moore is set to make her first appearance in an Indian film. The 53-year-old will have a role in Tabrez Noorani’s socially conscious drama Love Sonia, playing an activist who helps victims of human trafficking. Persuading the veteran star presented no difficulty, Tabrez told Bollywood Hungama. “Demi has been involved in campaigns against human trafficking for years and has her own non-profit organisation, Thorn, which helps such victims,” he said. “She loved the script and was happy to play the part of the social worker.” – The National Staff

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Amazon founder has cameo in Star Trek movie

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos got to live out every Trekkie’s fantasy by playing an alien in the new Star Trek movie. The multimillionaire entrepreneur is listed in the credits for Star Trek Beyond, the third instalment of the rebooted sci-fi franchise, which was partly filmed in Dubai last year and opens in the UAE on Thursday. “He was awesome,” said director Justin Lin. “It was like a president was visiting, you know? He had a big entourage. But it didn’t matter because he was so into it.” Bezos has spoken of his passion for Star Trek and said his childhood dream of space led him to found his private space travel company, Blue Origin. – AP

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Bonnie Brown of country trio The Browns dies

Bonnie Brown, one of three siblings whose smooth harmonies as The Browns influenced generations of singers – from The Beatles to Lady Antebellum – died on Saturday at the age of 77. Her publicist, Kirt Webster, said she died in Little Rock of complications from lung cancer. With older siblings Jim Ed Brown and Maxine Brown, she helped define the Nashville sound of the 1950s and 1960s. They were inducted in 2015 into the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum after Jim Ed’s death that year. Kyle Young, the Hall of Fame’s chief executive, said that the siblings created the “smoothest and most elegant blend in country music”. – AP

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Karan Patel denies snubbing media

Actor Karan Patel has denied snubbing media assembled at his Ye Hai Mohabaatein co-star Divyanka Tripathi’s wedding reception. News outlets reported that Patel acted frostily towards reporters at the large party, held in Chandigarh on July 8, following Tripathi’s marriage to actor Vivek Dahiya. Patel has since hit back, claiming he felt “unnerved” by journalists standing just an “arm’s-length” away. “It’s just sad that one’s attitude is always speculated even if you’ve not done something,” said the 32-year-old actor. “I got unnerved when I realised it was almost a stampede. I was afraid someone would get hurt. Hence I walked away. I’ve always loved the media and will continue to do so, but I do feel with due respect to all concerned that surrounding us and giving us no space to move becomes difficult when you’re out with family.” – IANS

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