The opening weekend box-office takings for the supernatural thriller Djinn broke the Dh1 million barrier, Image Nation announced. The movie, about an Emirati couple who move into a haunted apartment block in Ras Al Khaimah, was released on October 31 across the UAE. Djinn, directed by the “master of horror” Tobe Hooper, was exclusively distributed in the Middle East by Empire International.
A street named after A R Rahman in Canada
The Oscar-winning music composer A R Rahman has had a street named after him in Markham, Ontario, Canada. The composer posted a picture on Facebook holding a signboard that reads “Allah-Rakha Rahman Street”. A R Rahman also tweeted “Welcome to my street! (In Markham, ON, Canada).” The 47-year-old Indian musician is an Academy award winner.
Chicago musical on its way to Dubai
The Broadway musical Chicago will soon be coming to Dubai. The longest-running musical in Broadway history will be presented live at the Dubai World Trade Centre between December 19 and January 3, with 20 shows planned. Chicago (originally directed by Bob Fosse) is directed by Walter Bobbie, with music by John Kander and Fred Ebb and choreography by Ann Reinking. Tickets start from Dh245. Visit www.platinumlist.ae to book.
Kareena Kapoor approached for Sahir Ludhianvi biopic
The actress Kareena Kapoor Khan is in talks to star opposite Farhan Akhtar in a biopic about the Indian poet and lyricist Sahir Ludhianvi. Akhtar will play the legendary songwriter and Kapoor is likely to take on the role of Amrita Pritam, Ludhianvi’s love interest. “I have been offered the film and I am still in the process of reading it, I am going through it,” Kareena said.