Expresso TV and OTT Shows News Update at 4:30 p.m. June 20, 2022

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“Let’s start the newsletter with news about Koffee’s last season with Karan. A teaser for season 7 has just been unveiled. Host Karan Johar himself shared the teaser on his Instagram account on Sunday. Koffee with Karan is a long-running celebrity talk show involving fun conversations with the hottest names in B-town and even some interesting games.

This time, the show will air on Disney+ Hotstar and not its usual Star World home.


“During this time, actress Sriti Jha played many characters on screen, but it was her performance at a spoken word festival that led her to take over social media platforms. Her poem titled “Confessions of a Romantic Asexual” in Mumbai has gone viral and left many wondering if it was based on her personal experiences. In a recent chat with indianexpress.com, Sriti shared that even though the writing the poem was a “cathartic” experience, it wasn’t about her.
When asked if she had lost eligible dating prospects because of what people thought about her sexual orientation, she replied, “Not really and if people are so judgmental then that was good riddance. .” Sriti Jha is currently filming for Khatron Ke Khiladi 12 in Cape Town.
“After another round of rumours, it was recently confirmed that Disha Vakani, who shot to fame after starring as Daya in Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah, will not be returning to the show. Disha went on maternity hiatus in 2017 but has not reprized the lead role since then, although she returned for a guest appearance in 2019.

During an interview with The Times of India, producer Asit Kumarr Modi said his team was looking for another actor to play the role. The show’s writers explained Daya’s prolonged absence by stating that she is on a pilgrimage with her mother. Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah has been running for 14 years now. ”
Moving on, Hollywood star Ethan Hawke has been tapped to play the lead role in the limited series The Whites which is set at Showtime. According to Variety, the series is based on the book of the same name by novelist-screenwriter Richard Price.

Jez Butterworth, whose previous screenplay credits are Ford v Ferrari and Spectre, will write and executive produce the series. The story explores the idea that every detective is haunted by their white whale, the mugger who got away because the justice system failed. The Whites marks the actor’s second collaboration with Showtime following the miniseries The Good Lord Bird (2020).
“Besides, actress Priyanka Chopra has finally finished filming her upcoming series, Citadel. She took to Instagram and shared a reel, where she can be seen driving with her dog, and other funny moments from the set. .

She wrote: “And it’s finally over! Thank you to everyone who made this gigantic task possible and fun. Thanks Atlanta. See you later.” Her husband, singer Nick Jonas commented on the post with a heart. Priyanka Chopra has a host of projects in the works, including Ending Things, It’s All Coming Back To Me and the Bollywood film, Jee Le Zaraa.

“Meanwhile, filmmaker Hansal Mehta says the second season of his hit series Scam will be as ‘authentic and entertaining’ as the original, but with a whole new approach to its storytelling. Following the acclaimed first part Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story, the new season will tackle Abdul Karim Telgi’s 2003 stamp paper fraud. said the team treated the new season as a “fresh start”. He said, “It will be entertaining, authentic and everything the first season was and so much more. You dive into a life, a new character “.
The series is produced by Applause Entertainment in association with StudioNEXT.
The second season of She directed by Arif Ali explores the squalid underbelly of Mumbai through the eyes of a cop who discovers his sexuality and confidence while working undercover as a sex worker, returning for a second season on Netflix. Comparisons to his previous films, including Socha Na Tha, Tamasha and Highway, are inevitable. Imtiaz Ali asked, “If my characters are allowed to change, why not me? arguing that he wouldn’t have been able to write the dark, dark She without the effervescent Jab We Met. The second season of She, directed by Aaditi Pohankar, is directed by Ali’s brother, Arif Ali, and produced by Viacom 18 Studios’ Tipping Point and Window Seat Films.
We end this newsletter with a micro review on Masoom which was a recent release on Hotstar. The six-episode web series ‘Masoom’, directed by Mihir Desai and helmed by showrunner Gurmmeet Singh, the duo behind ‘Mirzapur’, reveals the Kapoor family in Punjab, who react in different ways to the death of the man who was the pivot. ‘Masoom’ begins with a quick introduction to the main characters of Falauli village. It’s good to see Boman Irani playing something other than the kind of supporting roles he can do in Bollywood, but you wish his role had been written with more weight. ‘Masoom’ proves useful, rather than memorable.

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