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‘The Notebook’ to be turned into Broadway musical

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LOS ANGELES: Romantic drama The Notebook, which sparked a real-life love story between movie stars Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams, is headed for Broadway as a musical.

Singer-songwriter Ingrid Michaelson told NBC’s Today show on Thursday that she has been developing the musical for more than a year. Bekah Brunstetter, a producer on the NBC family drama series This is Us, is writing the show, which will be produced in collaboration with Nicholas Sparks, author of the book on which it is based.

The novel, which chronicles a couple’s passion-filled and sometimes turbulent relationship, was published in 1996.

It was turned into a 2004 movie starring Gosling and McAdams as a couple who fall in love in the 1940s, then part and later reconnect. Despite mediocre reviews, the weepie turned into a favourite and has since appeared on multiple best romantic movie lists.

The on-screen chemistry between then little-known Canadians Gosling and McAdams was real. After meeting on set, they dated from 2005-2007 and again for a short period in 2008.

Sparks said he was thrilled to be working on the Broadway adaptation, saying in a statement that the story “is near and dear to my heart.”

No casting or opening date was announced for the Broadway show, which follows recent musical adaptations of movies Mean Girls and Pretty Woman.

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In conversation with Sadaf M Khan

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We spoke to the super talented Sadaf M Khan of Boulevard One about her amazing events, client stories and the key to hosting the perfect event:

When and why did you decide to start Boulevard One?

Boulevard One startrd in 2012 and introduced the latest fashion trends from South Asia to an international platform like dubai.

What is Boulevard One’s mantra?

To conceptualize and execute a fabulous shopping experience under one roof

What makes Boulevard One standout amongst others?

Our selection of designers and our personalized presence at our events to assist all shoppers and exhibitors. 

Describe yourself in three words.

SMK. Helpful, honest and caring. At least I like to think so.

How do you deal with competition?

Keep our focus on maintaining highest standards of our brand Boulevard One instead of fearing competition.

Any horror client stories?

There all kinds of people we deal with, phew! It takes a lot to handle so many attitudes!
 It truly is shocking to see how some clients can be!! haha

Something different you are planning to do this year? 

Yes we have many projects in hand…stay tuned! 

When hosting events or setting up for an event, what’s the key to a perfect event? 

Concept, coordination and cooperation.

One film role you think you could have played better or you think you can relate to.

Autumn in New York

What are the Hashtags that describe you.? 

#SmarterThanMost

Which is your Favourite Website? 

Boulevard one

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WATCH: The most anticipated games of 2019

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THE LAST OF US II – The second installment of the critically acclaimed game will be released in summers of 2019.

The second part sees Ellie and Joel continue their journey. Be prepared for the emotional roller-coaster!

METRO EXODUS:

The third installment of the post-apocalyptic Metro series sees the central character Artyom back in action.

Release date: February, 2019.

Be sure to watch the trailer to get a sense of graphics and re-live the adrenaline rush if you are familiar with the series. Plug in your headphones for the full experience.

“To live without hope is to cease to live”

TOM CLANCY’S THE DIVISION II:  The online action role-playing game will be released in March, 2019.

CONTROL: The supernatural action-adventure third-person game will be released in 2019 as well.

WOLFENSTEIN YOUNG BLOOD: The follow-up to Wolfenstein II is set in an alternate history where the Nazis win the second world war.

FAR CRY: NEW DAWN

Release date: February 2019

GEARS OF WAR 5:

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Kareena Kapoor Khan denies ‘eyeing political future’

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Kareena Kapoor Khan recently dismissed rumours that she is eyeing a future in politics after it was speculated that Congress leaders are trying to woo her to contest in Lok Sabha polls.

Kareena was quoted in Hindustan Times saying, “There is no truth to these reports. I have not been approached for this whatsoever. My focus is and only will be movies.”

Earlier, Indian media house NDTV had reported that Bhopal Congress Corporator Yogendra Singh Chauhan wrote a letter to party president Rahul Gandhi claiming that the Veere Di Wedding star could be the perfect candidate.

“If Kareena Kapoor fights from Bhopal, we can hope to snatch the seat long held by the BJP,” the report quoted Chauhan as saying.

On the movie front, Kareena’s upcoming film, Good News will be released on September 6. The movie is directed by Raj Mehta and produced by Karan Johar. Kareena will also reportedly play Shah Jehan’s daughter Jahanara Begum in Karan’s period epic, Takht.

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