1. In a major relief for consumer across the country, Centre is planning to make a heavy price cut in petrol and diesel rates. This move is expected to come ahead of the 2024 Lok Sabha elections, scheduled for April and May next year.
2. Veteran actress Sharmila Tagore made her Koffee debut as she appeared on the popular chat show Koffee With Karan with her son, actor Saif Ali Khan. The mother-son duo opened up about cinema, family dynamics and Saif's first marriage to Amrita Singh on the show. Speaking about Saif and Amrita's separation, Sharmila Tagore said, "When you are together for such a long time and you have such lovely children, then no break-up is easy. Then it is not a harmonious... I know it is difficult to have harmony at that stage, everybody is hurt... so that stage was not nice but I tried. But that's water under the bridge, she needed time to cool down.
3. In the episode, which dropped on Disney+ Hotstar on Thursday, Karan Johar said he wanted Tagore to play the role of Alia Bhatt's grandmother in the movie, which came out in theatres in August. "I had offered Sharmila ji the part played by Shabana (Azmi) ji in Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani.
4. Blackpink agency YG Entertainment on Friday confirmed that they will not renew the members' individual contracts for solo activities. As per Soompi, the agency said that they would 'cheer on the members’ individual activities with warm hearts'. Recently, all four members of BLACKPINK renewed their contracts with YG Entertainment for group activities.