Newsmakers of The Week: #WelcomeHomeAbhinandan, Guneet Monga winning Oscar, to Jonas Brothers music video

Newsmakers of The Week: This week, it was all about Wing Commander, Abhinandan, coming back to India after being in the custody of Pakistan, to Nick Jonas and brothers coming back with their music video, Ranbir Kapoor-Alia Bhatt snapped in Switzerland to Guneet Monga winning an Oscar. Read on!
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If you are in the showbiz or a die-hard Bollywood lover, you will wake up to the news every single morning. Be it Ranveer Singh-Deepika Padukone’s PDA outside a hotel in Mumbai, Tiger Shroff-Disha Patani’s lunch outings, lovebirds Ranbir Kapoor-Alia Bhatt’s photos to link-up stories of Sidharth Malhotra, the Indian film fraternity is always dishing out some interesting piece of news and in the language of the millennial, gup. Just like every week, this week too, Bollywood and the television industry was buzzing with a lot of news, gossip, and rumours.

From the return of Wing Commander Abhinandan to India to Bollywood going all out to laud the Indian Air Force to Sara Ali Khan-Kartik Aaryan finally signing a film together, to Nakuul Mehta’s Ishqbaaz going off the air, here are the top Newsmakers of the week. Take a dekko!


After the Pulwama terror attacks, the Indian Air Force carried out an air strike on the terrorist base camps in Pakistan on February 26, 2019. The air strike, as per reports, was aimed at targeting the JeM training camp in Balakot. Post the IAF strike, 200-300 casualties were reported and the mission lasted for nearly 21 minutes. A day after the air strikes, IAF Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman was detained by Pakistan while shooting the Pakistani Air Force plane that detected in Jammu and Kashmir. After the news of Wing Commander Abhinandan being in the custody of Pakistan went viral, B-town celebs and TV stars took to social media to pray for the safe release of the IAF Pilot. And a day later, Pakistan's Prime Minister, Imran Khan announced that they will send back Wing Commander Abhinandan as a gesture of peace, and yesterday, B-town celebs expressed a sense of joy when Abhinandan returned to India.

Sara Ali Khan and Kartik Aaryan come together for Imtiaz Ali film

After admitting to wanting to date Kartik Aaryan on Koffee With Karan 6, Sara Ali Khan and Kartik Aaryan have been in the news for the longest time. When Kartik Aaryan appeared on the chat show with Kriti Sanon, Karan Johar quizzed Kartik if he has taken Sara on a date and an innocent Kartik had said that he is busy earning money so that he can match up to Sara and her princess status. And finally, the cat is out of the bag that Sara Ali Khan and Kartik Aaryan have signed a film together with Imtiaz Ali. “Kartik, Sara and Randeep Hooda have been doing readings for a while now and the film is ready to go on the floors. Unlike Imtiaz's previous two films—- Jab Harry Met Sejal and Tamasha, which were set in foreign locales, this one largely unravels in Punjab and Delhi,” Pinkvilla was informed. Soon after the news went viral, fans have taken to social media to express a sense of joy over seeing Sara and Kartik come together on-screen for the first time

Nick Jonas and brothers are back with their music video- Sucker

Nick Jonas, Joe Jonas, and Kevin Jonas have made a comeback after six years as yesterday, the Jonas brothers dropped a music video online titled Sucker. And the highlight of the video was the Jonas’ brothers significant others Nick Jonas' wife and our desi girl, Priyanka Chopra, Joe Jonas’ fiancé, Sophie Turner and Kevin Jonas’ wife, Danielle Jonas featuring in the video. For all those who don’t know, the Jonas Brothers group was formed in 2005 and released four studio albums, and in 2013, all the brothers went their separate ways. Post that, while Nick had a successful solo career, Joe Jonas had formed the funk-pop band DNCE and Kevin appeared on multiple reality shows.

Nakuul Mehta’s Ishqbaaz going off the air

One of the most loved TV shows is, undoubtedly, Nakuul Mehta’s Ishqbaaz and this week, fans were left disappointed when it was reported that the makers of Ishqbaaz have decided to pull the plug on the show. Amid rumors of Ishqbaaz starring Nakuul Mehta going off air, producer Gul Khan has finally confirmed that the show is indeed getting wrapped by mid-March. While the show earlier starred Nakuul and Surbhi Chandna in lead roles, the second season had Niti Taylor romance.

Jennifer Winget to host Nach Baliye

After Bepannaah, Jennifer Winget will be seen in the sixth season of dance reality show Nach Baliye. Not just this, it is being reported that Jennifer will be hosting the show alongside Sunil Grover.

Tanushree Dutt to make a short film based on the sexual harassment stories that exploded Bollywood

Former Miss India Tanushree Dutta is bringing Bollywood's sexual harassment stories to the screen with her upcoming short film, Inspiration and the film will release on International Women’s Day, i.e. March 8, 2019. Besides featuring in the short film, Tanushree Dutta has also penned the dialogues of the film and Tanushree is excited for this film as it deals with the issue of showbiz and how young girls are exploited in the industry.

Malaika Arora-Arjun Kapoor to have a Christian wedding

That Arjun Kapoor and Malaika Arora are dating is a fact known to all, and now, according to the latest reports, these lovebirds are all set to tie the knot in April. Not just this, the couple will be exchanging vows in a church.  

Period. End of Sentence bags Best Documentary Guneet Monga won Best Documentary Short film award at the 91st Academy Awards

The 91st Academy Awards were definitely memorable for India as Guneet Monga’s Period. End of Sentence won the Best Documentary Short Film Award at the Oscars. While Bao bagged the Best Animated Short Film, Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse won the Best Animated Feature Film and Mahershala Ali won Best Supporting Actor Award, but it was Period. End of Sentence, an Indian-based documentary that created history by winning the Best Documentary Short Subject at the 91st Academy Awards.

Alia Bhatt- Ranbir Kapoor spotted in Switzerland

Lovebirds and Brahmastra co-stars Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor are currently in Switzerland and pictures of the couple have been going viral on social media wherein the two are seen walking on the streets.  

Lady Gaga-Bradley Cooper link up rumors

After Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s performance at the 91st Academy Awards, there have been rumors of the couple dating each other but Lady Gaga quashed all such rumors of an alleged romance with Cooper as she was quoted saying, “First of all, social media, quite frankly, is the toilet of the internet. And what it has done to pop culture is abysmal. And people saw love, and guess what, that's what we wanted you to see.” 

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