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A Minute With Michelle Williams playing Steven Spielberg’s mother

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A Minute With Michelle Williams playing Steven Spielberg's mother

Michelle Williams won critical acclaim for her performance in Steven Spielberg’s autobiographical coming-of-age drama, “The Fabelmans”, and her portrayal of the director’s mother secured her the best actress Oscar nomination on Tuesday.

Co-written by Spielberg and Tony Kushner, the movie is set in the 1950s and 60s and follows the fictional character Sammy Fabelman, based on Spielberg as a young man, as he falls in love with the moving pictures and discovers a family secret that changes the way he views the world.

Williams and Paul Dano play Sammy’s mother Mitzi and father Burt, inspired by Spielberg’s parents, the late Leah Adler and Arnold Spielberg.
In an interview with Reuters earlier this month, Williams spoke about the role, seeing an emotional Spielberg on set and during awards season.

Below are excerpts, edited for length and clarity.

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Q: What was it like to essentially play Steven Spielberg’s mother and take on this high-energy role?

Williams: “Very high energy! Honestly, it was a beautiful thing to inhabit for a period of time. I loved being her. I loved burning that brightly and having that much to give, to the point I really missed her… when it was all over.”

Q: As a mother and artist, how much did your character Mitzi and Spielberg’s mother Leah Adler resonate with you?

Williams: “She really did and she continues to honestly, the way that she was an artist. She was an incredible pianist, could have been a concert pianist, and could have travelled the world. But she used all of that energy and she put it into her family and she made her family this huge creative act. She made their childhoods so full of imagination and whimsy and play and joy and fun.”

Q: I understand Spielberg got quite emotional when she saw you and Paul Dano on set in character as his parents?

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Williams: “It’s such an interesting moment because here’s this man in front of you weeping because he’s so moved to see the presence of his parents again, which is really why he made the movie because he loved them so much and he wanted to bring them back and honour them and tell their story.

So your heart goes out to him because he’s emotional, but also inside, as an actor, you’re thinking: ‘Oh, thank God, like, it’s working. We’re on the right track.”

Q: There’s a lot of excitement over your performance. How do you approach awards season at this stage of your career?

Williams: “You make your work because you want people to see it and you want them to connect to it and so when something connects like this, it’s really rewarding.”

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Virat Kohli’s restaurant set to open in Hyderabad

Virat Kohli’s restaurant set to open in Hyderabad

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Hyderabad, known for its rich culinary heritage, is all set to welcome a new celebrity-owned restaurant.

We are speaking about the launch of One 8 Commune, an eatery owned by none other than cricket icon Virat Kohli.

After winning hearts in Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Kolkata, and Bengaluru, One 8 Commune is set to open its doors in Hyderabad.

The excitement is palpable among Virat Kohli’s fans as One 8 Commune prepares to make its mark in Hyderabad’s bustling Hi-Tech City area.

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Located at RMZ The Loft, Knowledge City, the restaurant is poised to become a go-to spot for both tech professionals and families looking for a dining experience that combines style and comfort.

The anticipation has been building ever since the official Instagram page of One 8 Commune teased Hyderabadi foodies with a post captioned, “Hyderabad – Are you ready? Opening soon in the heart of HiTec City.

Get ready to level up your communing experience.”

The restaurant is now taking reservations for the 24th of May and onwards, signaling the start of a new chapter in Hyderabad’s dining scene.

Launched in 2017, One 8 Commune has quickly become a favorite among food enthusiasts, known for its comfortable and authentic ambiance.

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Sania seems happy as she shares nameplate for her house with son Izhaan

Sania seems happy as she shares nameplate for her house with son Izhaan

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Sania seems happy as she shares nameplate for her house with son Izhaan

Sania Mirza is currently enjoying a peaceful life with her son Izhaan Mirza Malik who is said to be affected by his parents’ divorce. 

A while ago, she gave a peek into her happy life with her little boy and her best friends.

Amid a busy work schedule, Sania Mirza is making sure to spend some time with her son Izhaan and unwind with her besties too.

She shared a photo gallery consisting of all the wonderful memories she made in the past days.

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The photo dump opened with a nameplate with her and her son’s name on it.

She also dropped multiple selfies of herself and Izhaan. In one picture, there’s a coffee cup that reads, ‘Choose to be happy’ while another says, ‘Fueled by caffeine and sarcasm.’

Soon after, her friend and actress Sagarika Ghatge Khan went to the comments section and showered red hearts on those wholesome images.

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Ranbir Kapoor’s film ‘Ramayan’ halted over copyright issue

Ranbir Kapoor’s film ‘Ramayan’ halted over copyright issue

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Ranbir Kapoor's film 'Ramayan' halted over copyright issue

 It has been rumoured that Ramayan has been halted.

The film stars Ranbir Kapoor as the lead character of Ram.

According to reports, allegations of copyright infringement have led to the pausing of the shooting schedule.

Producer Madhu Mantena was apparently part of the original production team.

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Although he backed out of the film, Madhu has reportedly requested the crew to halt production until a few copyright issues are sorted.

A source stated: “Filming continued for a few days after the notice, but has been on hold since last week.

“The legalities need to be sorted out and filming will only resume after a consensus is reached on the matter.”

In May 2024, it was also reported that producers intended to increase security on the film’s set.

Ramayan is set to be directed by Nitesh Tiwari, and will also star Lara Dutta, Arun Govil, and Sunny Deol.

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In April 2024, it was announced that Yash was signed as a co-producer for the ambitious project.
Delving into his involvement, he said: “As a third-generation filmmaker who has spent the last thirty years building a garage start-up into the world’s largest and most celebrated company in its field, I feel that all of my experience has been leading to this moment.

“Our interpretation will be told without compromise and presented in such a way that Indian hearts will swell with pride to see their culture brought to the rest of the world in this way.

“We are assembling the very best global talent – from our filmmakers, to our stars, to our crews, to our backers and investors – to tell this epic story with the care, attention, and conviction that it deserves.

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