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Riz Ahmed Talks About Losing 22 Pounds in 3 Weeks for His New Role

Riz Ahmed underwent an intense transformation for his role in the new movie Mogul Mowgli and he’s opening up about dropping 22 pounds to play Zed.

While the film was released in other parts of the world last year, it finally was just released in the U.S. The movie is about a rapper whose dreams of global fame are foiled by an autoimmune disease.

Riz recently discussed what the weight loss process was like and how no one should do what he did.

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Riz Ahmed Makes First Ever Appearance With Wife Fatima Farheen Mirza at Oscars 2021

Riz Ahmed made his first official red carpet appearance with his new wife Fatima Farheen Mirza!

The 38-year-old Sound of Metal star and Fatima, a best selling author, hit the red carpet together at the 2021 Academy Awards on Sunday (April 25) at Union Station in Los Angeles.

The couple even shared a cute moment on the red carpet with Riz fixing Fatima‘s hair for photos. See the moment below!

Riz and Fatima tied the knot during quarantine and the actor just recently revealed the news in an interview.

He’s up for the Best Actor honor at tonight’s show for The Sound of Metal.

Find out how Riz proposed to Fatima here!

FYI: Riz is wearing a Prada suit and Girard Perregaux watch. Fatima wore a Valentino look.

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Riz Ahmed Reveals the 'Corny' Way He Proposed to Fatima Farheen Mirza (& It's Really Sweet!)

Riz Ahmed thinks the way he proposed to his wife, novelist Fatima Farheen Mirza, was “corny” – but we think it sounds so sweet!

The 38-year-old actor revealed his proposal story during his appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

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Riz Ahmed Reveals His New Wife is Author Fatima Farheen Mirza

Riz Ahmed has unveiled the identity of his new wife – Fatima Farheen Mirza!

The 38-year-old Venom actor revealed the big news that he had gotten secretly married in a recent interview on Louis Theroux‘s Grounded podcast.

Riz shared that the marriage was very new to him and he and Fatima tied the knot “not very long [ago], actually. It’s the first time I’ve ever mentioned it in an interview. So, congratulations on this incredibly exciting scoop.”

While he didn’t reveal her name on the podcast, Riz did open up about her identity on The Tonight Show.

“It’s a weird one, isn’t it?” he shared on the program. “I guess because we live in a social media age, if you don’t get on the megaphone about stuff, it’s like it’s a secret? But I never know how much is oversharing.”

Riz did share how he and Fatima met.

“We just both sat down at the same table in a café, where we both turned up to write,” he remembered. “We were both jostling over the same laptop plug points, like a very modern way of meeting. And we struck up a friendship, and then we reconnected down the line. But it’s weirdly one of the many things about preparing for this role that was so special. It just brought a lot of goodness into my life.”

Fatima is the author of the best selling book, “A Place For Us”. She’s pictured at a event to promote the book with Sarah Jessica Parker below.

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Riz Ahmed Reveals He Secretly Got Married!

Riz Ahmed is married!

The 38-year-old Venom star revealed that he is actually married during an appearance on Louis Theroux‘s Grounded podcast on Monday (January 11).

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Riz explained during his appearance that he chose to stay in California after shooting a film there in late 2020 because his “wife’s family” is from the Bay Area. The host noted his mention of a wife, and that he “didn’t realize” the actor wasn’t single.

“Not very long, actually. It’s the first time I’ve ever mentioned it in an interview. So, congratulations on this incredibly exciting scoop,” he quickly explained.

“I mean, I guess I don’t really feel it’s generally that relevant, so I don’t delve into my personal life or my dating history or even family life much,” he added.

He said “the main reason” he spoke on private life more recently is because he thought people weren’t taking the coronavirus pandemic seriously. He also had two relatives die from the virus in 2020.

“I felt like talking about it and saying, ‘Hey, look, this is a real thing. It’s affected me and my family,” he explained, adding that he didn’t think it’s “necessary” for fans to know everything about him.

“If I was quite a private person, I wouldn’t be doing a podcast with you being like, ‘Hey, check out these films.’ ‘I’m on Twitter.’ I guess it’s just about having boundaries.” He did not disclose his wife’s name, however.

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Riz Ahmed is a Drummer Battling Hearing Loss in 'Sound of Metal' Trailer - Watch!

The trailer for Riz Ahmed‘s new movie has been released.

The 37-year-old actor plays a rocker battling hearing loss in the new movie Sound of Metal, directed by Darius Marder.

Here’s the official synopsis released by Amazon: “During a series of adrenaline-fueled one-night gigs, itinerant punk-metal drummer Ruben (Ahmed) begins to experience intermittent hearing loss. When a specialist tells him his condition will rapidly worsen, he thinks his music career — and with it his life — is over. His bandmate and girlfriend Lou (Olivia Cooke) checks the recovering heroin addict into a secluded sober house for the deaf in hopes it will prevent a relapse and help him learn to adapt to his new situation. But after being welcomed into a community that accepts him just as he is, Ruben has to choose between his equilibrium and the drive to reclaim the life he once knew.”

The cast also includes Paul Raci, Lauren Ridloff, Shaheem Sanchez, Chelsea Lee, Jeremy Lee Stone, and Mathieu Amalric.

You can get the scoop on Riz Ahmed‘s upcoming movie with this Oscar winner here.

Sound of Metal will be released in select theaters on November 20, and on Amazon Prime Video on December 4.

Riz Ahmed & Octavia Spencer to Star in Sci-Fi Thriller 'Invasion'!

Riz Ahmed and Octavia Spencer will star in a new film!

The two actors have been cast in Invasion, a sci-fi thriller from BAFTA-winning UK filmmaker Michael Pearce, Deadline confirmed on Wednesday (July 29).

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“I can also reveal that Amazon Studios has taken worldwide rights to the project and will produce alongside American Animals outfit Raw and UK funder Film4, which backed development,” the outlet reported.

Here’s a plot summary: “It follows two young brothers who go on the run with their father, a decorated Marine, who is trying to protect them from an unhuman threat. As the journey takes them in increasingly dangerous and unexpected directions, the boys will need to confront hard truths and leave their childhood behind. Ahmed is playing the Marine while Spencer is a probation officer who helps to bring him home. The film is aiming to shoot in the States this year.”

Octavia Spencer recently got some exciting news!