Ji Chang Wook, Hwang In Youp and Choi Sung Eun to star Netflix series The Sound of Magic, based on webtoon Annarasumanara

Netflix has confirmed the production of the Original Series The Sound of Magic, based on the popular webtoon Annarasumanara. With Kim Sung-youn directing, The Sound of Magic is a touching drama about Yoon Ah-yi, a girl who had to grow up too fast, and Rieul, a mysterious magician who — although grown-up — wants to remain as a kid.

Ji Chang Wook, Hwang In Yeop and Choi Sung Eun to star Netflix series The Sound of Magic, based on webtoon Annarasumanara

The Sound of Magic will be directed by Kim Sung-youn, whose impeccable storytelling skills were shown in the hit series, Itaewon Class. He will be teaming up again with writer Kim Min Jeong, who worked with him on Love in the Moonlight.

The lead cast for the series has been confirmed with a star-studded lineup headed by Ji Chang-wook, Choi Sung-eun and Hwang In-youp. Ji Chang-wook plays Rieul, a mysterious magician who lives in an abandoned amusement park. Ji recently starred in Lovestruck in the City, which Netflix distributed to audiences globally. His performances across a range of genres (Backstreet Rookie, Healer) have mesmerized audiences of Korean Content fandom, certifying him as a Hallyu star. Ji artfully balances the childlike innocence and aloof charisma that defines his character Rieul.

Currently demonstrating her diligent acting skills in the drama Beyond Evil, Choi Sung-eun is set to play the role of Yoon Ah-yi, working closely with Ji Chang-wook. Previously, her performances in drama SF8: Joan’s Galaxy and the 2019 film Start-Up marked her as a notable newcomer. Viewers remain curious to see how she will portray Yoon Ah-yi, a girl struggling with the harsh realities of life who meets the enigmatic Rieul and experiences a world beyond her imagination.

Hwang In-youp, a powerful rising star, will play Yoon Ah-yi’s classmate Na Il-deung. Hwang has portrayed charming and handsome, but coldly distant characters, in True Beauty, 18 Again, and The Tale of Nokdu. His character, Na Il-deung, is a brilliant student but lacks the ability to interact well with others. Na Il-deung’s life slowly transforms as Yoon Ah-yi and Rieul introduce him to the enchanting world of magic.

The Sound of Magic will invite viewers from around the globe to a new vividly magical world.

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Anupam Kher exits NBC medical drama New Amsterdam as a series regular

Veteran actor Anupam Kher has exited the NBC medical drama New Amsterdam as a series regular. The news was confirmed by Deadline on April 14 after season 3’s latest episode aired where his character Dr. Vijay Kapoor resigned from his duties in the series. In the current season, the doctors are dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. Kher appeared in David Schulner’s series since it first aired in 2018.

Anupam Kher exits NBC medical drama New Amsterdam as a series regular

The news comes in a few weeks after Anupam Kher confirmed that his wife Kirron Kher is battling blood cancer.  In a statement, he said, “Just so that rumours don’t get the better of a situation Sikandar and I would like to inform everyone that Kirron has been diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a type of blood cancer. She is currently undergoing treatment and we are sure she will come out of this stronger than before. We are very blessed that she is being looked after by a phenomenal set of doctors. She’s always been a fighter and takes things head on.”

“She’s all heart and that’s why she has so many people that love her. So keep sending your love to her in your prayers and in your heart. She is well on her way to recovery and we thank everyone for their support and love,” Anupam wrote.

Chandigarh’s BJP president Arun Sood spoke in detail about her medical condition during a press conference. He said, “She had suffered a broken left arm at her Chandigarh house on November 11 last year. After her medical tests at the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) in Chandigarh, she was diagnosed with multiple myeloma. The disease had spread to her left arm and right shoulder. For treatment, she had to go to Mumbai on December 4. Even though she is recovering after her four-month treatment and no longer admitted at Kokilaben Hospital, Mumbai, she has to visit the hospital regularly for treatment.”

Anupam Kher played Dr. Vijay Kapoor, head of the Neurological Department. The medical drama is created by David Schulner. It stars Ryan Eggold, Freema Agyeman, Janet Montgomery, Jocko Sims, and Tyler Labine.

Based on the book Twelve Patients: Life and Death at Bellevue Hospital by Eric Manheimer, New Amsterdam premiered in 2018. In January 2020, the medical drama was renewed for three additional seasons.

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Rahul Roy and his family test positive for COVID-19, the actor is shocked with the results

Rahul Roy, who has recently recovered from a brain stroke, has tested positive for COVID-19 along with his family. The entire state has been imposed with a lockdown as per CM Uddhav Thackeray’s orders. The CM has asked the people to take care of themselves while providing them with all the essentials. With Rahul Roy and his family testing positive, the actor took to his Instagram to share his COVID-19 story and revealed that his family had not left their house for 14 days.

Rahul Roy and his family tests positive for COVID-19, the actor is shocked with the results

He wrote, “Quarantine Day 19. My Covid story My Resident Floor was sealed on 27th March as a neighbour had got tested positive so as a precautionary measure we all were sealed within Flats for 14days. I and my family had to fly to Delhi on 11th April so we did RTPCR test from Metropolis Lab on 7th April only to receive the test reports on 10th April stating my whole family @romeersen and @priyankaroy_pia are Covid positive. We had no symptoms at all, and we came to know that the same day BMC officials were doing testing for the whole society so we again did the Antigen test and we all were negative, and moments later again gave samples for RTPCR which went to Suburban Lab but the test report has still not been given to me.”

He elaborated, “BMC officials came made me and my family sign isolation forms, sanitised my home, the doctor called asking random questions of what my family business is into? Where is our office? Travel itineraries… haha don’t know what the connection was? Suggested me to get hospitalised to which I replied We have no symptoms so he said ok and suggested to make a chart of oxygen level and take medicines which I am doing since the time i came back post brain stroke from hospital. I know covid is there but how did I and my family contract this virus without leaving the house, without meeting people or even without going for walks is a question I will never be answered to? My sister @priyankaroy_pia is a yogini and a breathing expert who practices ancient breathing techniques and did not leave the house since 3 months, and without any symptoms has been shown positive in the reports.”

Signing off, he said, “For now waiting for second 14 days quarantine to get over and redo my tests. For all of you, wear your masks, wash your hands, stay clean. And I hope you do not contract the virus staying inside the house. Hope to be back soon with negative reports. Love you all”

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Here’s wishing Rahul Roy and his family a speedy recovery.

Hugh Jackman, Laura Dern to star in The Son, follow up to Oscar-nominated The Father 

Actors Hugh Jackman and Laura Dern have come on board to star in The Son, which is a follow-up to the 2021 Oscar-nominated film The Father starring Academy Award-nominated stars, Anthony Hopkins and Olivia Colman. Iain Canning and Emile Sherman, Joanna Laurie for See-Saw Films, Christophe Spadone, and Florian Zeller produce the project. The story is being adapted by Zeller and Christopher Hampton from Zeller’s stage plays.

Hugh Jackman, Laura Dern to star in The Son, follow up to Oscar-nominated The Father 

According to The Hollywood Reporter. “While The Father explored the devastating emotional impact of dementia, The Son will focus its lens on adolescent depression. The story follows Peter (Jackman) as his busy life with his new partner Emma and their baby is thrown into disarray when his ex-wife Kate (Dern) turns up with their troubled and angry teenage son, Nicholas. Peter strives to be a better father, searching to help his son with intimate and instinctive moments of family happiness — to solve, with understanding, what Nicholas is going through. But the weight of Nicholas’ condition sets the family on a dangerous course, and they must do everything they can to maintain the bonds that hold them together.”

The Father, meanwhile, is nominated for Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Film Editing, and Best Production Design at the Academy Awards 2021.

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Ashutosh Rana tests positive for COVID-19 after getting his first dose of vaccine

Actor Ashutosh Rana, who recently received his first dose of vaccination against COVID-19, has revealed that he has tested positive for the novel virus. In a detailed post in Hindi on Facebook, he spoke about his health condition on April 13.

Ashutosh Rana tests positive for COVID-19 after getting his first dose of vaccine

He said, “If you get the information about the disorder that is developing in your body on this very auspicious day, then nothing fortunate than this can happen. It is a special blessing of Goddess Durga that I came to know today on a sitting day (beithaki) that I am suffering from corona, I have immediately moved in the direction of getting rid of this disorder, I have unwavering faith in the grace of his Holiness Gurudev Daddaji that I will soon I will be healthy.”

He further wrote, “I have also got my entire family tested, and their reports will come tomorrow. But after 7 April all the friends, well-wishers, and fans who have come in contact with me, you are requested to get yourselves tested.”

“With heartfelt greetings for the new year, I pray to Mahadev Shiva and Goddess Parvati to provide longevity to all of you, keeping you healthy, happy, happy, safe, so that our life can not only be successful but also meaningful,” he concluded.

Both Ashutosh Rana and Renuka Shahane recently received their first doses of vaccination.

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