This week in cinema: Alia Bhatt, Vicky Kaushal start shooting for ‘Raazi’; a sequel to ‘Baby Driver’

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An update this week on all things from the world of cinema and celebrities

Sequel to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

David Yates will reunite with Eddie Redmayne and new entrant Jude Law to direct the second of the five-part Harry Potter spinoff, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The second film, penned down by J.K. Rowling and set in 1927, follows magizoologist Newt Scamander, played by Redmayne and a much younger, probably auburn-haired Albus Dumbledore, played by Law, as they hunt down one of the Darkest wizards of the time, Gellert Grindelwald, played by Johnny Depp.

Returning stars include Katherine Waterston playing Auror Tina Goldstein, Alison Sudol playing her sister Queenie, and Dan Fogler returning as the endearing Jacob Kowalski. Zoe Kravitz joins the cast as Leta Lestrange and Callum Turner will play brother to Newt.

The yet-untitled second part of the series is set to release on November 16, 2018.

Meghna Gulzar begins shooting for Alia Bhatt-starrer Raazi in Kashmir

Meghna Gulzar has begun shooting for her upcoming film Raazi in Kashmir.

The film stars Masaan actor Vicky Kaushal and Alia Bhatt. Alia will be returning after her last release, Badrinath ki Dulhania, to play a Kashmiri woman married to a Pakistani army officer, who provides Indian intelligence with information during the 1971 Indo-Pakistan war. A movie based on Harinder Sikka’s novel, Calling Sehmat, Raazi will be the 43-year-old filmmaker’s fifth directorial venture after Filhaal (2002), Just Married (2007), Dus Kahaaniyan (2007) and Talvar (2015).