Varun Dhawan clears the air about Katrina Kaif’s exit from Street Dancer 3D
It is old news that Katrina Kaif was offered the lead role in Street Dancer 3D before Shraddha Kapoor replaced her. However, Katrina could not do the film due to the clash of dates. After the news got out, a lot of rumors surfaced regarding Katrina’s abrupt exit from this Remo D’Souza directorial. While Varun was promoting his latest release, Kalank, he revealed that Katrina’s exit was anything but abrupt. Varun Dhawan rubbished all the rumors nonchalantly and stood up for his friend, Katrina. She could not be a part of Street Dancer 3D as the shooting dates clashed with her upcoming film Bharat.
Varun during one of the interviews revealed that Katrina was thoroughly professional about her exit from the film. While it would have been a wonderful opportunity, things did not work out in the end. She had even requested to postpone the dates by a few days. As much as they wanted to do it, they couldn’t since most of the preparations were already done and they had to stick to the schedule. He also revealed that Katrina Kaif called him up and explained why she had to walk out of the film. He even appreciated her for her professionalism and maturity and is looking forward to working with her in the future.
On the work front, Kalank released this week and had one of the biggest opening days as they made Rs. 21.6 crores at the box office. Clearly, Kalank is Varun Dhawan’s biggest opener so far. As for Katrina Kaif, she will be seen in Bharat opposite Salman Khan and it also stars Disha Patani, Tabu, Jackie Shroff, and Sunil Grover among others. Street Dancer 3D will hit the silver screens on November 8th and is made under Bhushan Kumar’s T-Series banner.
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Guru Randhawa and Pitbull come together in T-Series' first international project Slowly Slowly
The wait has finally come to an end. India’s most popular singing star Guru Randhawa and global sensation Armando Christian Perez a.k.a. Pitbull have come together for their brand new single 'Slowly Slowly' which releases today. Produced by Bhushan Kumar, this cross-cultural collaboration between two immensely popular artistes marks a big milestone in the global music industry.
Composed, written and sung by Guru Randhawa, the music is produced by DJ Shadow Dubai, BlackOut, RedMoney & Vee. Directed by Gifty, this alluring fusion dance track brought Mumbai to Pitbull's stomping ground in Miami where the video was filmed. The video features Guru Randhawa and Pitbull dancing to young and vibrant beats. Maintaining a universal and multilingual approach, the lyrics are penned in English, Hindi, and Spanish.
Singer Guru Randhawa shares, “It is a dream come true moment. I always wanted to represent my village, my state and my country at an international level, this collaboration with Pitbull sir is one step towards that representation. I can't thank Pitbull Sir and T-Series enough for all their support and love. We have worked hard on this single and I hope this will put Indian music on the world map."
T-Series chairman and managing director, Bhushan Kumar says, “'Slowly Slowly' couldn’t have released at a better time than today when the world has recognized T-Series as a force to reckon with internationally because of our exponentially growing YouTube presence. As a company, T-Series is proud to present the coming together of these two musical geniuses – Guru and Pitbull -- in 'Slowly Slowly'. I am glad to fulfill my father’s dream of taking T-Series a notch higher than before.”
T-Series artist Guru Randhawa who is known for his stupendous songs such as 'Lahore', 'High Rated Gabru', 'Suit Suit' among others that still play out at nightclubs, is riding a massive popularity wave, being the most watched male singer in India with over 3 billion views on all official YouTube channels. T-Series artist Guru has time and again proved with his every chartbuster song that he is a crowd puller and has justifiably earned several accolades in the field of music.
Dabangg 3: Salman Khan and Sonakshi Sinha kick-start Mumbai schedule (Read inside details)
Salman Khan and Sonakshi Sinha have finished the first schedule of Dabangg 3 already and they are all set and raring to go with the second schedule of this much awaited movie. Salman along with his heroine Sonakshi Sinha are set to shoot the second schedule of the film. A grand set has been erected in Film City for this purpose. According to the sources, Salman is set to shoot an outdoor action sequence in Malad. Major chunk of the shoot will happen in Filmcity and villain Sudeep is set to join the cast soon.
After this two month long schedule, the team will head to Wai to shoot songs and remaining portions. In fact, the team also was in Jaipur a few days ago to check out locations to shoot a song. Salman and the producer Arbaaz Khan will take a final call on this. As soon as Salman finishes shooting Dabangg 3, he will move to Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Inshallah.
There is a lot of buzz going around about Dabangg. According to the reports it is touted that Salman will have not one but two lead actresses in the film. While Sonakshi will be playing Rajjo in the movie, there is going to be one more actress who will be seen in the part where Salman is playing his younger version. More details on this are not available nor is this detail confirmed but by the looks of it, there will be yet another face sharing screen space with Salman in the movie.
While Salman is shooting for Dabangg 3, he also is working on post production of Bharat and has been promoting the movie slated to release this Eid.
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Ajay Devgn and director Amit Sharma require a year to prep for sports biopic
After the grand success of Badhaai Ho, director Amit Sharma is all set to bring to the screen the fruits of his most ambitious dreams. Amit will now direct a biopic on football player and coach Syed Abdul Rahim. Often called the founding father of Indian football, Rahim was a champion player but also a very influential coach.
Amit says it’s a dream-come-true to direct a biopic on this unsung hero. “I always wanted to do a sports film and a biopic. By choosing to do a film on Syed Abdul Rahim I’ll be able to fulfil both ambitions in one project.”
Ajay Devgn has been chosen to play the distinguished hero and much football practice is expected to be on the actor and director’s timetable in the coming months.
Explains Amit, “I firmly believe you can’t be a swimmer unless you plunge into the water. If I am making a film on football, I have to be good at the game. I’ve begun practising my football on a very disciplined level.”
Ajay Devgn, too, is expected to get his kicks organized on the football field in the coming months. The film’s actual shooting is expected to take off in mid-2019.
Explains Amit, “The research and the football practice will take time. Then the film is a period drama covering the decades from 1900 to 1960. A lot of research would have to go into getting the mood and setting right.”
The yet-untitled film will be produced by Boney Kapoor with whom Amit shares a warm relationship. “He produced my first film. I was a known name in the ad films. He persuaded me to direct Tevar. Though the film didn’t do all that well I am proud of it. Many people I respect told me it wasn’t like the usual commercial film.”
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Hera Pheri 3: Akshay Kumar starrer’s plot details revealed, Priyadarshan to come on board
There were reports recently that Hera Pheri 3 has been delayed again and the reason given was unavailability of dates of the three main leads: Akshay Kumar, Paresh Rawal and Suniel Shetty’s dates were unavailable. It was touted that Indra Kumar, who was on board Hera Pheri 3, has moved on to another project starring his Total Dhamaal actor Ajay Devgn.
According to reports, Priyadarshan has been roped in to helm the comic caper. Addressing these reports, he told media that nothing is finalised as of now. He is busy currently with his South project and will talk about Hera Pheri once it is done.
Also, the inside sources have claimed that the leads will have a time leap and will play characters closer to their age in the movie. The movie will take off from where it was left in the sequel. The actors will be on a wild goose chase for money but in a different scenario. Akshay and the leads are yet to confirm the project but by the looks of it, the much awaited sequel is finally happening.
The comic caper was supposed to have gone on the floors by the end of this year but since there is a persistent date problem, Indra Kumar was moved on to his current favourite Ajay Devgn. Akshay is currently working on Rohit Shetty’s Sooryavanshi.
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Will the collaboration between S Shankar and Kamal Haasan, Indian 2 be shelved?
Even before the release of the Rajinikanth, Akshay Kumar starrer 2.0, S Shankar had confirmed his collaboration with another superstar, Ulaganayakan Kamal Haasan. This was for Indian 2. The duo was expected to bring back fight of a vigilante against a corrupt government system with this action drama but now all these plans seem dicey. Recent speculative reports claim that Lyca Productions are not keen on having a big budget for this film but going by the looks of it, the increasing budget may lead to the film being shelved.
Current reports have it that Lyca Productions are currently facing issues because they are not keen on investing a huge sum on the action drama Indian 2 because of what transpired during their previous venture. Readers would be aware that 2.0 failed to garner the required response. After the 2.0 debacle, which didn’t fetch as much returns as they invested [considering that it was made on an extensive budget with heavy VFX and technology], now reports claim that the production house is not keen on taking another major risk with Indian 2.
It is also being said that Lyca Productions may be contemplating on their move after the last release of Kamal, Vishwaroopam 2 failed to impress the masses. However, the production house hasn’t made any official announcement about the film.
On the other hand, there are also rumours that S Shankar may approach another production house in case Lyca Productions withdraw themselves from financing the film. While these are just speculations, the production house and the filmmaker are yet to reveal any details on Indian 2.
As for the film, it was last heard that Kajal Aggarwal, Delhi Ganesh and Nedumudi Venu were some of the actors who are a part of the Indian 2 cast.
#MeToo: Ajay Devgn finally breaks his silence and explains why he worked with Alok Nath in De De Pyaar De
Over the past couple of days, Ajay Devgn who vehemently spoke out about the #MeToo movement drew flack for apparently working with Alok Nath who has been accused of sexual misconduct. Post his statement that he would not work with any person accused of sexual harassment, Devgn ended up at the receiving end for working with Alok Nath in the upcoming film De De Pyar De. Reacting to the individuals who termed him a hypocrite, Ajay Devgn released a statement explaining what actually happened. Read on to see what he had to say.
“When the entire #MeToo Movement happened, I along with many of my film industry colleagues categorically expressed that I respect every single woman at the work place and I would not stand for any unfairness or atrocity against them. Nothing about my stand has changed. Coming to the question of having worked with Mr Alok Nath in my upcoming film De De Pyar De, here I must put certain things in perspective.
This film was supposed to be an October 2018 release. The shoot of the film got over by last September. The portions with Mr. Alok Nath were canned by August in Manali. The said portions were shot over 40 days across various sets and an outdoor location with a combination of over 10 actors. By the time the allegations came out (in October 2018) the actors in the film including me had already started work on other films. It would be near impossible to get all the dates and combinations of the several actors in the film and attempt a re-shoot with some other actor replacing Mr Nath. It would also have been a huge monetary loss for the producers. Everyone is aware that film-making is a collaborative process. The decision to replace Mr Alok Nath could never have been mine alone. In this case, I would have to go with the joint-decision of the entire unit. Not to forget, I could not have brought the entire combination of actors back or put up sets again for a 40-day re-shoot because this would mean doubling the budget, which again wasn't my call to make. It would have to be the call of the makers. Had circumstances played out even slightly differently, I would have pushed for a different combination of actors. Unfortunately, this was not to be.
I reiterate I am extremely sensitive to the #MeToo movement. But when circumstances are beyond me, I don't see why an attempt is being made to `single' me out as being insensitive. This is untrue.”
Shah Rukh Khan speaks up on Zero fiasco in China: Maybe I made a WRONG film
Shah Rukh Khan is currently in China, as a guest of honour at the 9th Beijing International Film Festival. His last release Zero is being showcased there and he will be speaking on the behalf of the Indian cinema fraternity at a panel. He spoke to a leading television channel in China on the occasion of this and opened up quite a bit about Zero failure and even reasoned it out to the Chinese audience.
He told the channel,” Unfortunately Zero itself wasn't received too well back home in India, maybe I made the wrong film, maybe I did not do the right storytelling so I am a little wary how it will be received here and I hope people here will like it."
SRK will headline the prestigious Beijing International Film Festival (BIFF) which commenced on April 13. His last release Zero is among the five best Bollywood films to be showcased in the festival. He will be engaged in a dialogue about how the Chinese market is opening up to Bollywood and how there is an Indo-China cultural exchange with this development.
Further speaking to the media in China Shah Rukh said that he is most unhappy when he is not able to please his fans with work and his films. He, therefore, has taken a break and is not signing anything new because he wants to analyze what went wrong with his last few films.
Shah Rukh is busy with production work. His last release was Badla which he jointly produced under his company, Red Chillies Entertainment. The movie made over Rs 87 crores despite being made on the budget of Rs 10 crore.
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Deepika Padukone wraps the first schedule of Chhapaak
The leading lady of Bollywood Deepika Padukone wrapped the first schedule of Chhapaak in Delhi. Deepika Padukone began the shoot for Chhapaak in the capital on 25th March, 2019 and wrapped the first schedule today. After finishing the shoot, the actress headed back to Mumbai. Deepika kept her look simple yet classy as she donned a basic black tee paired with relaxed denim jeans and black heels. The actress' first look as Laxmi came out as an utter surprise to her fans and fellow Bollywood mates who couldn't believe their eyes upon seeing her massive transformation.
And soon, the actress received a lot of love and appreciation for her look, from the audience as well as whole Bollywood. Now with Chhapaak, which is about determination and the undying human spirit of not giving up despite adversities at every step Deepika is playing yet another challenging role. The Queen of box office and the numero uno actress in Bollywood is not just loved and admired in India but also has her global imprints. Owing to the unfathomable fan base of the actress around the world, the Statue of Purpose features Deepika in the elegant and graceful Cannes look.
After the tremendous success of her last outing Padmaavat, Deepika Padukone became the first actress to deliver a 300 crore film with a female solo lead. Achieving one feat after another, Deepika Padukone is the indisputable queen of box office with numerous films of 100 crore club as well as 200 crore club. The most beautiful woman, Deepika Padukone has wrapped up the first schedule for her first production venture which will have her essaying the role of an acid attack victim. The actress believes the story needs to be told and has bankrolled her maiden production to put forth a strong, brave, courageous and independent female character.
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Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar to be felicitated with Master Deenanath Mangeshkar Award
Four times National award-winning filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar will be felicitated at the 31st Master Deenanath Mangeshkar Award ceremony that is held on 24th April every year. Bhandarkar will be awarded the Vishesh Puraskar for his outstanding contribution to Hindi Cinema.
Bhandarkar known for realistic cinema has directed several critically acclaimed and commercially successful films. He has been awarded with several national and international honours including Padma Shri by Government of India.
Master Deenanath Mangeshkar Awards are given by Deenanath Smruti Pratishthan in memory of Late master Deenanath Mangeshkar.
The earlier recipients of Master Deenanath Mangeshkar Award include eminent personalities like Filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Actor Amitabh Bachchan, Kajol, Aamir Khan, South superstar late Sivaji Ganesan, Sarod Maestro Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, Late vocalist Bhimsen Joshi, and singer Asha Bhosle, Kapil Dev, and other prominent celebrities.
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Irrfan Khan's FIRST look from Angrezi Medium OUT (Inside details revealed)
Irrfan Khan is all set and raring to go with his comeback movie, Angrezi Medium. People are going all out to support their favourite actor. He is currently shooting in Udaipur with Radhika Madan who is playing his grown up daughter in the flick.
In the picture above, Irrfan and Homi Adajania share a light moment in between takes while shooting for the first schedule of Angrezi Medium.
The director actor duo is working together for the first time and that too on this beloved sequel of the 2017 massively successful film. The film produced by Dinesh Vijan has just gone on floors a few days back and stars Radhika Madan and Kareena Kapoor Khan in the film.
Irrfan was battling a serious disease, neuroendocrine tumour for over a year and he finally came back to the grind again! Kareena Kapoor will join the unit for this schedule. She will playing Irrfan’s wife in the movie. Pakistani actress Saba Qamar essayed that role in its prequel Hindi Medium.
The film is the much-awaited sequel to the 2017 massive hit film Hindi Medium.
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Choreographer Bosco Martis to make India's first dance-horror film
Ace choreographer Bosco Leslie Martis recently announced his directorial debut, a Zee Studios in-house production. "As a choreographer, I wanted explore my skills in the dancing world by without trying to attempt a film on the lines of Step Up. So I came up with the concept of a dance-based horror-comedy. It sets the platform to create something magical," said Bosco who is working on the screenplay with a team of writers. He goes on to add that not many people globally are aware about the genre. “The only thing anybody can recollect is Michael Jackson’s music video, ‘Thriller’. We are still working on the film and will have something interesting to offer as the attempt is to create a unique experience for the audience,” he informed.
India's first dance-horror with dollops of comedy, the film is going to be mounted on a big scale, as confirmed by the studio. Confirming the news, Shariq Patel, CEO, Zee Studios said, "We are super excited to make the film with this unique, never-done-before genre in India. It's a delight to partner with Bosco, not only to direct the film, but also as a judge on our iconic show Dance India Dance".
Bosco will also be making the dreams of a few participants, chosen from thousands across the country, come true by giving an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to feature in his upcoming film. The said film is currently being developed, and will begin casting soon but Bosco promises that there will be an A-lister. He added that the film will go on floors in the second half of the year.
Alia Bhatt's mother Soni Razdan reacts to allegations made by Rangoli Chandel about Mahesh Bhatt throwing a chappal at Kangana Ranaut
After calling out Bollywood and Alia Bhatt for not speaking up about political issues, Kangana Ranaut yet again accused the actress of giving a mediocre performance in Gully Boy and later, her sister called out her for having a British citizenship. Followed by that, Soni Razdan reacted to being called out for being a foreigner with a non-Indian citizenship and spreading hatred, which further led to a Twitter war with Kangana’s sister Rangoli Chandel. When the latter during the Twitter war accused Mahesh Bhatt of throwing chappal towards Kangana Ranaut, here’s how Soni Razdan reacted to it.
If recent reports are to be believed, Soni Razdan was asked about these allegations made by Rangoli Chandel on Twitter. To the same, she responded by maintaining that she would like to stay away from this madness. It seems that Soni too decided to take the high road like her daughter Alia Bhatt. For the uninitiated, Rangoli Chandel, in a series of tweets, had accused Mahesh Bhatt of throwing a chappal at Kangana Ranaut during the premiere of Woh Lahme and Rangoli expressed her anger towards the filmmaker for making the then 19 year old actress cry for the whole night:
On the other hand, coming to the accusations made by Kangana Ranaut, Alia Bhatt recently reacted to the same during Kalank promotions. The actress had maintained that she would like to remember the appreciation that came her way from Kangana after her performance in Raazi. On the other hand, she added that the comments made by Kangana regarding Gully Boy will only make her to strive harder in future performances. On the other hand, Soni Razdan has deleted her earlier tweets regarding being a British citizenship.
Khel: Director Rumi Jaffery is excited to work with Amitabh Bachchan and Emraan Hashmi in this thriller
Writer Rumi Jaffrey is gung-ho about his proposed thriller Khel where he gets to direct Amitabh Bachchan again. “And that too in a thriller. We all know what magic Bachchan Saab’s thriller Badla has created at the box office. I hadn’t planned the timing to coincide with the success of Badla. But this is the best time to make another thriller with Bachchan Saab. And to add Emraan Hashmi to the thriller with Bachchan Saab is chemistry at its most effective,” says Rumi excitedly.
Sharing his excitement every step along the way is Mr Bachchan who has pitched his enthusiasm to match his director’s level. Says Rumi, “From the moment Bachchan Saab agreed to be on board he has taken a keen interest in the project. I consider myself very lucky to have him in my film. It is every filmmaker’s dream to work with him. My challenge was to do something with him that he hadn’t done before. I think I’ve come up with a plot that will feature Bachchan Saab like never before.”
The film would also star Rhea Chakraborty. “But she is not paired with Emraan Hashmi. Yeh hero-heroine wali picture nahin hai,” explains Rumi.
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Student Of The Year 2: Tiger Shroff, Ananya Panday & Tara Sutaria groove to Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani (inside deets out)
Saint Teresa, which once housed students played by Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan and Sidharth Malhotra, has reopened for a new semester. This time around, its prominent students are Tiger Shroff, and newcomers Ananya Panday and Tara Sutaria. As the name suggests, Student Of The Year 2 revolves around a contest that tests students’ abilities in different activities. While the first outing was helmed by Karan Johar, the upcoming instalment has Punit Malhotra as its director.
After a fun-filled trailer launch last week, the team of the film is gearing up to unveil the first song from the album, today. Titled Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, it’s a redux version of the classic track from Randhir Kapoor-Jaya Bachchan’s Jawani Diwani (1972). While the original song was composed by RD Burman and sung by Kishore Kumar, the new version has been created by Vishal-Shekhar.
Punit says, “Vishal-Shekhar are huge RD Burman fans and they were very excited to work on this song. We acquired it with some effort and when we started working on it, we knew that we were working on something that enjoys cult status. The composers have done their best to ensure that the song retains its original flavour. Hence, we’ve retained Kishoreda’s original rendition and introduced new lyrics for the girls.”
He adds, “We had a huge responsibility, as we were taking Karan’s franchise forward. There is a situation in the film where we could revisit the idea of using an old classic with a modern twist — like a dance ka tashan. And, we felt that nothing could be better than Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani.”
While the song was shot in four-five days with choreographer Remo D’Souza, the actors rehearsed for it for several days in a row. “Tiger is such a stickler for perfection that he would make time for rehearsals even in the midst of long floor days. He’s brilliant and the girls also made it a point to match him step-for-step in the rest of the video,” says Punit.
Fox Star Studios presents a Dharma Productions film, Student Of The Year 2. Produced by Hiroo Yash Johar, Karan Johar and Apoorva Mehta, it releases on May 10.
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Angrezi Medium: Irrfan Khan mobbed by fans on the sets, security tightened
The shoot of Angrezi Medium is currently on in Brahmapuri, Udaipur and everyone from the crew to the fans are very emotional that Irrfan Khan has finally returned to the movie sets after his prolonged illness. Irrfan was battling a serious disease, neuroendocrine tumour for over a year and he finally came back to the grind again! This is the reason why even on the sets, he is being mobbed by local residents and fans alike. The makers have beefed up the security and Irrfan is currently moving with a 18 person entourage. Even though masses are thronging the busy area of Brahmapuri, they are not causing trouble to the actor as they just want to extend their support.
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Irrfan is currently shooting for a portion with Radhika Madan, his on screen daughter. After wrapping up this portion, they unit will move to United Kingdom to wrap up the rest of the film. Even though it is not announced officially, Kareena Kapoor will join the unit for this schedule. She will playing Irrfan’s wife in the movie. Pakistani actress Saba Qamar essayed that role in its prequel Hindi Medium.
Radhika had shared a picture of a clap board from the sets of the film and announced Kareena’s presence in the movie via hashtags.
Angrezi Medium is directed by Homi Adajania and produced by Dinesh Vijan.
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Inshallah: Salman Khan and Alia Bhatt to play LOVERS with huge age gap (ALL character & plot details leaked)
Salman Khan and Alia Bhatt’s Inshallah is all set to roll and we have some really interesting details about the movie and the plot. Sanjay Leela Bhansali is set to cast Salman and Alia in a love story and well, the two will have a romantic equation in the movie despite their huge age gap. According to the reports, Salman will play a business man in his mid 40s. It is touted that his character is inspired from his 1997 rom com Jab Pyaar Kisi Se Hota Hain.
Alia will play her age too and their real life age difference will be a part of the plot. Now, trust SLB to give us an interesting story with mind blowing performances! By he looks of it, the movie will be a departure from the intense, dark drama which has become his characteristic feature.
Sanjay Leela Bhansali will shoot a portion of Inshallah in Varanasi by the banks of river Ganges and the other half will be shot in the United States Of America. SLB’s team did a lot of research and were contemplating on shooting the movie in Hardiwar, Rishikesh and Varanasi before zeroing down their final location.
Alia Bhatt and Salman Khan will be paired together for the first time and it has created a lot of buzz for the project. More than anything else, this is Salman’s first film in many years with SLB. He will wrap Dabangg 3 up and start work on this project. Alia who is busy with SS Rajamouli’s RRR, her first maiden South project will also be shooting for Sadak 2 before starting Inshallah.
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TIME's 100 Most Influential People: Priyanka Chopra writes a profile on lawyers Arundhati Katju and Menaka Guruswamy
TIME magazine, every year, releases a list of 100 most influential people across the globe. On Wednesday, they released its 2019 list of the 100 Most Influential People in the World and two of most powerful women in India have been featured in the list. Senior advocate Menaka Guruswamy and advocate Arundhati Katju have been mentioned in the list who led the battle in the Supreme Court to decriminalize homosexuality in India. And the profile has been written by none other than Priyanka Chopra.
Priyanka Chopra contributed to the Time Magazine piece on both the lawyers who led the battle to strike down Section 377 in a unanimous vote. In the beautiful profile, Priyanka wrote, "“I am what I am so take me as I am,” said the Chief Justice of India as the Supreme Court struck down Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code in a unanimous vote. An outdated legacy of the British colonization of India, Section 377 rendered all sexual activities “against the order of nature” punishable by law."
The actress further talked about how the two lawyers Arundhati Katju and Menaka Guruswamy fought this battle together. "This landmark judgment, overturning a 157-year-old law, was the outcome of a long-term campaign orchestrated by two amazing public-interest litigators, Arundhati Katju and Menaka Guruswamy. The fight has been hard. The LGBTQ+ community has battled on both legal and social fronts for decades-—for their fundamental rights, for privacy, for dignity, for safety and for love," she wrote.
She further added, "Armed with a well-planned strategy that went beyond their well-researched legal arguments, Arundhati and Menaka became beacons of hope for the Indian LGBTQ+ community. Their perseverance and commitment led an entire community to a historic win by humanizing their struggles and giving them the freedom to love. As the Chief Justice said, “Constitutional morality cannot be martyred at the altar of social morality.”
Arundhati and Menaka have helped take a giant step for LGBTQ+ rights in the world’s largest democracy. In their committed fight for justice, they have shown us that we as a society must continue to make progress, even after laws are changed, and that we must make an effort to understand, accept and love.
It is who we are as people."
This isn't the first time Priyanka Chopra has written a profile for someone. The last time TIME gave her an opportunity to write about Princess Of Sussex, Meghan Markle.
Singer Taylor Swift, Chrissy Teigen, Ariana Grande, Emilia Clarke, Lady Gaga, Brie Larson, Dwayne Johnson, Sandra Oh, Regina King ,KPOP global sensation BTS, Mahershala Ali, Yalitza Aparicio, Glenn Close, Chip Gaines and Joanna Gaines, Spike Lee, Rami Malek, Ryan Murphy, Khalid, Gayle King, Richard Madden and Hasan Minhaj also received the recognition in TIME 100 list.
Atlee’s directorial Thalapathy 63 starring Vijay is facing plagiarism charges
The forthcoming collaboration of Atlee and Vijay after Mersal has created much curiousity because of the different role that the actor will be seen playing. He will be essaying the character of a football coach of women’s team in this upcoming sports drama which is currently being called as Thalapathy 63. But even before they could complete the shoot of the film, the filmmaker and team is currently being accused of plagiarism charges.
The untitled venture is currently being said to be a rip off of a short film as per recent reports. The Atlee – Vijay film Thalapathy 63 has ran into trouble because an aspiring director named Shiva. It seems that the latter has filed a complaint against the makers at the South Indian Film Writers’ Association wherein he has asserted that his short film is about Tamil Nadu Women’s Football Team. According to the said complaint, the short filmmaker has stated that he had approached many producers with the script and the same was leaked by one of them to Atlee after which the director decided to make a feature film on the same subject.
While Atlee and South superstar Vijay are yet to respond to these allegations, there is also another issue attached with the case. The South Indian Writers’ Association has Shiva as one of their new members and according to their policies, the member registering a complaint with them needs to be a part of them at least for 6 months prior.
Thalapathy 63 has already gone on floor in Chennai with elaborate sets including a football stadium which has been erected in the city for the film. The yet to be titled film is also expected to star Indhuja Ravichandran in the role of the team’s captain. Interestingly, Atlee and Vijay’s prior collaboration Mersal too had faced similar charges.
Samantha Akkineni joins father-in-law Nagarjuna and Rakul Preet Singh for an extended cameo in Manmadhudu 2
Not too long ago, we had spoken about Nagarjuna and Rakul Preet Singh coming together for a film titled Manmadhudu 2. Now reports have it that another Akkineni member has joined the star cast. We are talking about his daughter-in-law Samantha Akkineni who recently confirmed in media reports that she is indeed a part of this film.
As per the latest reports, Samantha Akkineni revealed that she is indeed playing an extended cameo in the forthcoming film Manmadhudu 2. However, she remained tight lipped about the character she will be essaying in the film, maintaining that she is not allowed to speak about her role in the film. While she confirmed that it will be a pivotal character, she didn’t divulge if she has scenes with her father-in-law Nagarjuna. However, the actress did express that she is quite excited to start shooting for the film.
Current reports suggest that the film will be shot extensively abroad, especially in Portugal. Manmadhudu 2 is directed by Rahul Ravindran. Besides Nagarjuna and Rakul Preet Singh, the film also stars senior actress Lakshmi, Vennela Kishore, Nasser amongst others. It will be jointly produced by Manam Enterprises and Anandi Arts and the music is composed by Chaitan Bhardwaj. The release date of this sequel to the 2002 romantic comedy is yet to be locked.
On the other hand, Samantha Akkineni was last seen in Majili alongside her real life husband Naga Chaitanya. The film, that portrays the trials and tribulations of an imperfect marriage, opened to positive reviews and Samantha was appreciated for her performance. The film marked the real life couple’s first collaboration post marriage. The actress has a few films in the pipeline including Oh Baby.
Crescendo Music and Films join hands with KSM Film Productions for India’s first teen thriller titled 1978
After a spate of successful horror films like Stree, Pari and content like Ghoul being lapped up by the audience, Crescendo Music and Films have joined hands with KSM film productions to produce India’s first teen thriller titled 1978 directed by Aziz Zee.
The film, comprising of an all-new ensemble cast, promises to be a fast pace and racy affair with music being one of the highlights. A source close to the film adds that most actors have sung their own song, “While scouting for actors, Suresh Thomas of Crescendo music discovered that most of the actors were good singers as well and it was decided that they’d all sing their own lines in the film. This is probably the first time that all actors have given playback for themselves in a feature film”
Talking about 1978, Kunal Malla of KSM films says, “The film is looking good, it’s got all elements of a good horror flick and we are confident of the content. All the newcomers have done an excellent job and have gone beyond our expectations in terms of performances which has contributed immensely in making the film entertaining and an edge of the seat affair” he smiles.
1978 is co-produced by Manesha Chatarji and will be released worldwide by Theatre King on 3rd May
Tanushree Dutta SLAMS Ajay Devgn for working with Alok Nath in De De Pyaar De
Ajay Devgn will be next seen in De De Pyaar De which will feature Alok Nath in a prominent role. The makers and the actor were criticized for keeping Alok Nath in the film amid the sexual harassment allegations against him. Tanushree Dutta has slammed Ajay and the makers for not editing out the veteran actor. "Tinsel town is full of liars, showoffs and spineless hypocrites. And it seems by a large public consensus that the signpost is pointing currently at Ajay Devgn," she said in a statement.
Tanushree Dutta further slammed in an open letter how big heroes are complete zeroes. "During the #metoo movement in India, Ajay Devgn actor had tweeted and sworn never to work with those accused and now in a surprising and convenient turn of events is working with rape and harassment accused Alok Nath and supporting him make a comeback to Bollywood. Doesn't this prove yet again that your big Bollywood heroes are truly zeroes! Overrated actors and human beings who have created clout by clever PR machinery and careful manipulation of public sentiments, old stuffy morons who can't tell the difference between what's right and wrong and what is the need of the hour!," she added.
Read her statement:
"So would it be so difficult to just edit out Alok Nath's portions in the film and hire someone else and reshoot those bits even before the film promotions started?? Nobody even knew before the posters and trailers that Alok Nath is in the film so if Ajay Devgan and the makers wanted they could have just quietly replaced him and re-shot his portions (which is barely 10-15 days for character actors in Bollywood)and given Vinta Nanda the respect she deserves as well as several other women who were troubled by this guy but No! they had to keep the alleged rapist in their film and rub it on not only Vinta's but on all our faces as a show of solidarity with all rapists, molesters and harassers of Bollywood and an even greater show of arrogance and defiance against all things morally and conscientiously right.
It's time India wakes up and stops worshipping these morally bankrupt actors, directors, producers and others who clearly put on a facade of being family men just to promote their careers that they build on the tears of women like Vinta and others whom they silence using their muscle power. If you dig deep you will find skeletons in their closets so horrendous that it will totally make sense why they would stand supporting the accused rapists, harassers and abusers and why their conscience doesn't prick them while doing so and why they give evasive answers when questioned. Birds of a feather always flock together and that's why perhaps it doesn't bother some of these people to work with a guy who has been accused by several women of horrendous behaviour and that's why there's always an excuse.
The law and order in India has always been skewed against the victims of sexual crimes and that's why the criminals have always been out on bail,the burden of proof always on the poor woman and hence justice in court has been a far fetched dream mostly apart from very few exceptions that too after years perhaps. But now we know that even the bigwigs of Bollywood not only love to support such creepy individuals but when u question them they give weird answers!
The disgrace is not in the question or the topic but in your own conscience and soul!! You are the disgrace!
I hope and pray that someday Bollywood can be free of such lowlifes enjoying the adulation of millions but socially so irresponsible. We need to have real heroes and heroines in Bollywood,real men and women who stand up for the dignity of helpless folks, be living examples of compassion, goodwill, and heroism and make a real impact in the nation by using their power and position to help rather than derail movements such as #metoo and other causes and lead by example. Till then no option but to put up with these fake heroes and their even faker rag doll heroines!! -Tanushree Dutta."
De De Pyaar De stars Tabu and Rakul Preet Singh and is slated for May 2019 release.
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Whoa! Prateik Babbar roped in to play a VILLAIN opposite Rajinikanth
Prateik Babbar is all set and raring to go with his career. He was going through a bit of a dull patch with his film career but now, he is back on the track. He also got married recently and has been pretty focussed on work since then. The actor has been roped in for a Tamil film starring none other than thalaivar Rajinikanth. He will play the villain in the film.
Rajinkanth’s movie is called Darbar which is directed by AR Murugadoss. Prateik said that it is thrilling to be cast opposite Rajini himself. He said in a statement. “It is such a dream come true to have bagged this project in such little time.”
He added, “ This year is looking very positive for me and Sanya (Sagar) has been such a great influence on my life professionally and personally,” the actor said in a statement. I can’t wait to commence shooting with Rajinikanth sir and AR Murugadoss sir this week and create some magic.”
Prateik will be seen next in Chhichhore, Mahesh Manjrekar’s Power and Anubhav Sinha’s Abhi Toh Party Shuru Hui Hi.
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Jassie Gill to play Kangana Ranaut’s husband in Panga
Jassie Gill, Punjabi singer and actor, is all set to star in his second Bollywood film this year with Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari directorial, Panga. The film stars Kangana Ranaut who will essay the role of a Kabaddi player in the film. Recently, Jassie Gill revealed that Kangana will essay the role of his wife in the film.
Talking about his role in Panga with Cineblitz magazine, Jassie Gill said, “Kangana is my wife in the film. The film has a great story and I am personally very excited about the film. I feel with this film, I could explore a lot about myself as well. There was so much to do in it. I have come out of my comfort zone and level to act. I got to work with very good people and it was good fun. Kangana Ranaut, Neena Gupta, Richa Chadha, and Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari is directing the film so it has to be good.”
He added, “We have shot for most of the film; a little portion that has to be shot in Mumbai is still left though. After which the film will be ready for post-production. I am very excited about the film, especially for my look. This will be the first time I will look like this in a film.”
Panga is a story revolving around Kabaddi and also highlights the importance of family values, relationships, and challenging oneself to put their best foot forward.
Bharat: Salman Khan introduces his LADY LOVE & PASSION Katrina Kaif; also reveals his miner avatar
Salman Khan is all set and raring to go with his next release, Bharat. He has been releasing posters of the movie back to back since this week. Today, we have a sneak peek into one more avatar of his look and well, we sure are impressed with what we see! In the new poster, Salman introduces his lady love and JUNOON (passion) Katrina Kaif with an intriguing line. He tweets, “Aur phir humare zindagi mein aayi 'Madam Sir' #KatrinaKaif #BharatKaJunoon.”
Dressed in a crisp white shirt and a formal trouser, Katrina looks HOT AF. Her big blow out curly hair is the highlight of her look and we would be interested to see what role she plays in the movie. It is clear that she might be a superior to Salman in the movie. If one looks clearly, one will see a map of Kuwait against the backdrop of Salman’s poster. He is dressed a miner in the poster and the year is 1970.
Bharat trailer is supposed to hit the screens by April 24 and till then, the makers are teasing us with different looks from the movie. The movie will rock the screen on Eid. Under Bhushan Kumar’s T-Series banner, Bharat is being helmed by Ali Abbas Zafar.
The movie is headlined by Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, Disha Patani, Tabu, and Sunil Grover, the Ali Abbas Zafar directorial boasts of an ensemble cast promising power-packed performances.
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Salman Khan’s Dabangg 3 to have 1 one more HEROINE along with Sonakshi Sinha?
Salman Khan is currently shooting for Dabangg 3 along with Sonakshi Sinha in Maheshwar and well, we have learnt something new about the movie! According to the reports it is touted that Salman will have not one but TWO lead actresses in the film. While Sonakshi will be playing Rajjo in the movie, there is going to be one more actress who will be seen in the part where Salman is playing his younger version. More details on this are not available nor is this detail confirmed but by the looks of it, there will be yet another face sharing screen space with Salman in the movie.
There was news doing rounds that Salman is launching Mahesh Manjrekar’s daughter in Dabangg 3 we don’t know still whether she will play a second lead in the movie. Sonakshi will have a meatier part though, it is touted.
Currently, the team is in Maheshwar and then will resume the rest of the shoot in Film City, Mumbai. The plot is going to be a cat and mouse chase between Salman and villain played by South actor Sudeep. We will see Salman in his young and present day avatar in the movie.
Currently, Salman is busy with post production work of Bharat. He has been giving interviews and releasing posters of the movie. The trailer is supposed to be out by April 24. Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif starrer Bharat’s trailer will be out on April 24, 2019. As the film is currently one and half month away from its release, the makers want to give the audience a peek into the world of Bharat. Katrina Kaif also confirmed the news by sharing one of her looks from the film.
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Bobby Deol to make his digital debut with this Shah Rukh Khan production?
During the promotions of Race 3, Bobby Deol had confessed that he considers this as his second innings in Bollywood. The actor, who had taken a break from the industry, was not only looking out for interesting projects but he was also undergoing extensive physical training. Now that he is all fit, he has decided to come on board for some intriguing ventures and is also keen on exploring the digital platform with none other than Shah Rukh Khan.
While Bobby Deol worked with Salman Khan recently in Race 3, he is all set to collaborate with the other Khan in Bollywood. And this time around, they will be working together for the digital medium. We had earlier mentioned that Shah Rukh Khan is planning on creating content as a producer for the digital medium. And one of his films is expected to star Bobby.
Bobby Deol, who has always maintained good relations with Shah Rukh Khan, will now be collaborating with the superstar-producer for the first time. Even though the details are kept under wraps, reports have it that it will be an interesting association and that Bobby is really eager to explore something new and away from his comfort zone.
On the other hand, on the film front, Bobby Deol is expected to feature in Housefull 4 which also stars Akshay Kumar, Kriti Sanon, Kriti Kharbanda, Riteish Deshmukh, Rana Daggubati, and Pooja Hegde amongst others. The film, directed by Farhad Samji, is expected to release on October 25, during the Diwali weekend.
As for Shah Rukh Khan, the actor has already started working on his digital productions. Readers would be aware that he will be producing Bard Of Blood starring Emraan Hashmi.
BREAKING! Emraan Hashmi to star in Hindi remake of Malayalam supernatural thriller Ezra
You read that right! Emraan Hashmi is returning to the horror genre after starring in Raaz franchise. The actor, who was last seen in Why Cheat India, is all set to star in the Hindi remake of a Malayalam supernatural thriller, Ezra. Emraan Hashmi has always proven his mettle as an actor and is known for choosing interesting films. The actor has recently been roped for Kumar Mangat Pathak and Abhishek Pathak's Hindi remake of Prithviraj starrer horror film Ezra being produced by Panorama Studios. This is the second time Panorama Studios is remaking a Malayalam film, the first being Drishyam. Ezra is being directed by Jay Krishnan who has directed the original Malayalam film as well. The film will be shot in Mumbai and Mauritius. The casting of the female lead is underway.
An elated Emraan says, "Horror is a genre with immense potential, a well-made horror film will always draw audiences in huge numbers to cinema halls. With Ezra, we hope to push the boundaries further and give the audience an experience that they will never forget. I'm happy to be associating with Kumarji and Abhishek on this film and with Jay Krishnan at the helm of things all I can say is be prepared for one hell of a spooky ride.”
Producer Abhishek Pathak adds, "Ezra was a success story in Malayalam and a good story is always universal and hence we were convinced that it has the potential to appeal to the pan-India audience as it has a perfect blend of horror, story and emotion. With this remake, we look forward to work with Emraan for our third collaboration after Dil Toh Bacha Hai Ji and the untitled Amitji-Emraan film which is under-production."
Jay Krishnan who is all set to direct the Hindi remake states, "When Kumarji and Abhishek watched Ezra they were convinced that it needs to be retold to a wider audience and in a bigger canvas. The fresh approach to the horror genre showcased in Ezra was well received down south and the film was a blockbuster. I hope to push the envelope further with the backing of Panorama studios and the presence of an actor like Emraan Hashmi."
Gulshan Kumar (T-Series) presents A Panorama Studios Production, produced by Bhushan Kumar, Kumar Mangat Pathak, Kishan Kumar, Abhishek Pathak, Co produced by Aditya Chowksey and Sanjeev Joshi, Directed by Jay Krishnan.
Ezra released in 2017 which starred Prithviraj Sukumaran. The story revolved around a newly married woman who brings an antique Jewish box into her home and is unaware that the box contains the ghost of Abraham Ezra.
Earlier this month, it was announced that Emraan Hashmi will be starring alongside Amitabh Bachchan onscreen for the first time. Directed by Rumi Jaffrey, the untitled mystery thriller to release on 21st February 2020. The actor recently wrapped up his first Netflix series Bard Of The Blood which is being produced by Shah Rukh Khan.
All details revealed about Vicky Kaushal and Uri – The Surgical Strike director Aditya Dhar's Ashwatthama film
This year we were introduced to Major Vihaan Singh Shergill played by Vicky Kaushal in Uri: The Surgical Strike directed by debutant Aditya Dhar and produced by Ronnie Screwvala. The film was based on September 18, 2016, attacks on the army headquarters in Uri, Kashmir, near the LoC. Four militants, along with 17 army personnel, were killed in the six-hour gun battle, following which, on September 29, India retaliated with a surgical strike. The trio is now reuniting for a period-war film that revolves around the mythological character of Ashwatthama, following the success of the true-life military action film; Vicky Kaushal will play the titular role in the yet-untitled film.
“After Uri, the makers wanted to return with something big and interesting. Aditya has been working on this script since a long time, even before Uri released, and when he sounded out Ronnie and Vicky, they immediately jumped on board. The film will be mounted on a big scale and will be shot later this year,” informs a source close to the development.
As per new details, the untitled film will be an action-based superhero film which will be set in modern times. Not only that, the director Aditya Dhar will be leaving for the United States to begin the prep for the film. While parts of the film will be shot in India, the makers plan to shoot the major portions abroad. The film will have heavy VFX which will be done by the biggest studios internationally.
Son of guru Dronacharya and Kripi, Ashwatthama fought with the Kauravas against the Pandavas in Mahabharat’s Kurukshetra war. He was born to the couple as an answer to Drona’s prayers for a son as valiant as Lord Shiva. A Chiranjivi (immortal beings who according to Hindu mythology will last as long as Kalyug), Ashwatthama was born with a gem in his forehead which gave him power over all living beings lower than humans and protected him from hunger, thirst, and fatigue.
Vicky whose upcoming films include an untitled horror film, Karan Johar’s Takht and Shoojit Sircar’s Udham Singh biopic, will begin prep closer to the shoot. “Aditya is already neck-deep in research and will go on a recce soon. The film will be shot all over India and the makers are targeting a mid-2020 release,” added the source.
Here is why Sanjay Dutt stays away from Kalank promotions
We haven’t seen much of Sanjay Dutt at the promotional events of Kalank. And the reason is Rajkumar Hirani. During a recent promotional interview Dutt spoke up in defence of his friend Hirani who has been charged with sexual harassment by an assistant.
The defence done in all innocence, horrified Dutt’s family friends and the Kalank team who quickly got into the damage control mode by doing what is best for the film. It was decided to drop Dutt from the media interactions. That is the reason we don’t see him doing press for Kalank. Says a source in the know, “Baba blurted out his defence of Hirani in all innocence. He was standing up for a friend. But the move backfired badly. The Kalank team quickly decided to eliminate Baba from the marketing and promotion.”
Sanjay Dutt’s absence affected Madhuri Dixit’s presence at media events of Kalank since the two are paired together in the film.
Kangana Ranaut's sister Rangoli Chandel lashes out at Randeep Hooda for coming out in support of Alia Bhatt
Just a day ago, Randeep Hooda came out in support of his Highway co-star Alia Bhatt after the latter took the high road in giving a response to Kangana Ranaut. While the latter accused her of giving a mediocre performance in Gully Boy, Alia Bhatt maintained her cool by responding that she would work harder. While Randeep appreciated Alia for maintaining her dignity, Rangoli Chandel has slammed the Jism 2 actor for supporting Bhatt.
For the uninitiated, in an earlier post, shared by Randeep Hooda on Twitter, he hadn’t mentioned any name but his tweet was a clearly indication towards Kangana Ranaut. He wrote, “Dearest @aliaa08 I’m so glad you are not letting the opinions of very occasional actors and chronic victims affect you and your work .. kudos to you for your continued efforts to outdo yourself.” Followed by this, Rangoli Chandel responded on the same platform soon after the post was shared where she slammed the actor for supporting Alia. She said, “Alia baby ko bachane ko nepotism gang ki khud ki himmat nahin toh tujhko aage kiya, I know during film Ungli what u did, kitna harass kiya tune Kangana ko aur kitna bada chatukar hai tu Karan Johar ka....(contd) @RandeepHooda.”
She went on to add, “(Contd).....magar phir bhi tera kuch nahin hua, at least people like Alia are successful because of chamchagiri, bhai tu to permanent failure hai @RandeepHooda.”
Kangana Ranaut had earlier lashed out at Alia Bhatt for being a puppet in the hands of Karan Johar taking her anger towards nepotism in Bollywood industry to the next level. Furthermore, recently, when Kangana was asked about Alia being pitted against her for the best performance of the year post her act in Gully Boy, Kangana once again slammed her performance calling it mediocre. However, Alia has taken the criticism in her stride and maintained that she would like to believe that she will work harder in her next films and be hopeful that Kangana may like her performance in her upcoming films.
The Adnan Sami - Armaan Malik spat that never happened
If entertainment journalism in this country has fallen to the armpit level we thought we have only have the over-zealous portals desperate to grab eyeballs, to blame. But now even the production houses and entertainment channels are encouraging their marketing team to put out fabricated story. A day ago the internet was ablaze with a story on Adnan Sami and Armaan Malik indulging in a spat on the sets of the talent-hunt show The Voice where they both serve as a judge.
The truth is, there was no such incident at all on the sets of the show. One of the key dramatic personae of the whole fictional fracas that I spoke to called the whole incident a figment of the PR team’s imagination. “One morning they decided to boost the TRPs of the show (The Voice). So what do they do? They decide to plant a manufactured war between the two most popular judges of the show. Shockingly, Adnan Sami and Armaan Malik were not taken into confidence, probably because those who created this work of sickening fiction knew their idea would be nipped in the bud if either of the two came to know of the planned publicity gimmick,” says the first-hand source.
And that’s exactly what happened when Adnan and Armaan came to know of their war on the sets. Says the source, “Adnan and Armaan were shooting for the show when the story broke out. They were aghast. And livid. There has never been any hostility between them. Armaan respects Adnan too much to even talk loudly in his presence. They were zapped. It didn’t take them long to know where the made-up story came from. They were even told to ‘lie low and not comment’. But both Adnan and Armaan are too upset to take this lying down.”
It comes as a huge shock to know that the Star Plus organization was well aware of the fabricated story, that they were in fact apparently compliant in the deceit. “A senior executive of Star actually tweeted the melodramatic story, thereby giving it the Channel’s sanction. The whole publicity gimmick was done on such a brazen level that even Adnan and Armaan were asked to tweet the story. They of course refused, and in fact they’ve threatened to walk out of the Show if the Channel doesn’t issue a clarification stating that the rumoured war between the two musicians never happened,” says the source.
The next move, hopefully a more ethical one, is awaited.
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Kangana Ranaut and Rajkummar Rao starrer Mental Hai Kya to release on June 21, 2019
Kangana Ranaut will be reuniting with her Queen co-star Rajkummar Rao in an upcoming film, Mental Hai Kya. The shooting of the film began earlier in May last year in Mumbai. Kangana, Rajkummar along with their co-star Amyra Dastur were caught on the sets of the film sporting quirky looks.
While the film was supposed to release in February this year, it was pushed ahead. Now, we have a release date for the film and it is June 21, 2019. A quirky poster was unveiled this morning showcasing Rajkummar Rao and Kangana Ranaut making goofy faces at each other with their tongues out and a blade. The actress is sporting a printed top and a curly hair wig. It's all about the craziness that cuts through.
Mental Hai Kya is the second outing of Rajkummar Rao and Kangana Ranaut after 2013 hit Queen. The film is written by Kanika Dhillon and will be helmed by National award-winning director Prakash Kovelmudi. It is produced under the banner of Ekta Kapoor‘s Balaji Motion Pictures and Shaailesh R Singh’s Karma Media and Entertainment.
PM Narendra Modi biopic trailer, dialogue promos DISAPPEAR from the internet, films’ digital partners to back out
PM Narendra Modi biopic has been in trouble since quite some time now. Election Commission recently banned the release of the film till the Lok Sabha General Elections get over. Post that, Supreme Court ordered the EC to review their judgement on the stay and asked the board to watch the movie in its entirety to pass any further judgement.
Following this, trailer and dialogue promos of the film have disappeared from the internet causing the makers to get distraught. The producer Ssandip Singh claimed that this is causing additional stress to his team and that they will approach the court again with this matter.
He also said his digital partners are ready to back out because of trouble spewing from all quarters. He appealed to Congress, MNS, and other opposition parties to see the movie once and then decide whether it is a propaganda film for the BJP. He even stated that the film has NOT been funded by the ruling party to garner extra votes. The movie which was supposed to be released on April 5 was pushed to April 11. After EC’s notice, it is unclear when the movie can release finally.
For the uninitiated, The Supreme Court bench which was led by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi specified that the EC did not have an occasion to watch the whole film and gave their verdict on the basis of a short trailer.
Producers of the film stated that EC, by staying the film without watching it in its entirety, have violated their fundamental right to free speech and expression. Now, the next hearing is scheduled on April 22 where a final verdict in this matter will be announced.
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Shah Rukh Khan to share Badla profits with Amitabh Bachchan after his social media outrage?
Shah Rukh Khan who has finally taken a short break from acting, is busy with production work. His recently released film Badla starring Amitabh Bachchan and Taapsee Pannu was a sleeper hit at the box office and the film minted numbers, solely on its content and awe-inspiring performances by its leads, mainly Amitabh and Taapsee. The movie also marked a cameo by Amrita Singh. After a few weeks, Amitabh went on Twitter to take a jibe at the producers of the movie, including Shah Rukh Khan. There was a lot of Twitter exchange between the two. Finally, there is a news that SRK’s Red Chillies Production will finally share profits with its lead, Amitabh.
Amitabh had a bone to pick with the producers because he felt underpaid despite the movie doing well. Inside sources reveal that he was unhappy that there was no gratification or appreciation by the makers despite him carrying the film on his own shoulders. Though it seemed like a fun banter exchange between SRK and Amitabh, it was serious and hence the producers have taken the cognizance of the same.
Amitabh had taken to Twitter to write, “About time someone started talking about this silent success !! Because neither the producer, nor the distributor, nor the on line producer, or any else in the Industry, in general, has even spent a nanosecond to compliment the success of this film Badla.”
SRK had promptly responded, “Sir hum toh wait kar rahein hain ki aap party kab de rahein hain hum sabko! We r waiting outside Jalsa every nite! (Sir we’ve been waiting for you to throw a party for everyone! We’re waiting outside Jalsa every night!).”
Amitabh Bachchan even later demanded a bonus from Shah Rukh. Though it was said jokingly on Twitter, he meant every word of it.
Badla is directed by Sujoy Ghosh and was jointly produced by Red Chillies Entertainment and Azure Entertainment. It released on March 8 and did roaring business at the box office collecting Rs 87.07 crores. It was made on the budget of Rs 10 crores.
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Kangana Ranaut’s sister wages WAR against the Bhatts, claims Mahesh Bhatt threw a shoe at her sister & Alia Bhatt is successful only because of ‘chamchagiri’
Kangana Ranaut is not the one to go down without a fight and that is evident now. Kangana has been on an attack mode since a while now and has called Alia’s performance mediocre in Gully Boy recently. Later, her sister Rangoli Chandel tweeted and called out Alia and her mother Soni Razdan for having British passports as they cannot exercise right to vote back at home.
After this, Soni retaliated and tweeted that Mahesh Bhatt has in fact given a break to Kangana and despite this she has been attacking his daughter over and over again. Soni even called Kangana out for hate mongering and claimed she had an agenda behind all this. A few Twitter users pointed out that Kangana ‘is at her old tricks again’ and was using sister Rangoli’s account for the Bhatts out.
Rangoli reacted to this in a barrage of tweets directed directly at Soni Razdan and Randeep Hooda who supported Alia and criticized Kangana. Rangoli wrote, “Dear Soni ji, Mahesh Bhatt never gave her a break, Anurag Basu did, Mahesh Bhatt ji works as a creative director in his brothers production house. Please note that he doesn’t own that production house, after Woh Lamhe when Kangana refused to do a film written by him called Dhokha where he wanted her to play a suicide bomber he got so upset that he not only shouted at her in his office but later when she went for Woh Lamhe preview to a theatre he threw chappal on her, he didn’t allow her to see her own film, she cried whole night .... and she was just 19 years old.”
She even directly addressed the Twitter user who claimed that Kangana is using Rangoli’s account to spew venom on Alia because of jealousy. Rangoli wrote, “Of course Kangana is jealous of Alia’s super model looks and fashion sense, remarkable multiple national awards winning acting skills along with superhuman action style, Her exceptional IQ and speeches along with refreshing writings, directorial skills. Whereas poor Kangana surviving because of one sugar daddy who she works for totally free of cost.”
She signed off saying, “About Kangana taking over my account .... I wish some day, we can definitely do a live chat!!! But you guys cant even handle me she will toh set this place on fire.”
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Madhuri Dixit will not be a part of the Tahira Kashyap directorial, Sharma Ji Ki Beti
About three months ago we had reported that Tahira Kashyap will be making her directorial debut in Bollywood with Sharma Ji Ki Beti. The film was also expected to feature Madhuri Dixit, who will next be seen in Kalank, and Saiyami Kher. However, recent reports suggest that there have been changes and that Madhuri will not be a part of the film.
Current reports assert that when Tahira Kashyap and her team had approached Madhuri Dixit for the role which was supposedly that of a mother, the actress had expressed keenness in doing so. While these reports had it that Madhuri had given a verbal nod for the film, it did state that she hadn’t signed on the dotted line. And now, it seems that the actress will not be a part of the film anymore. However, the reason for the same is yet to be known.
On the other hand, Tahira Kashyap has maintained in latest reports that no one has been approached for the film. She also assured that they are still working on the creatives and after completing the same, they will kick off with the production. It is yet to be seen as to who will actually play the role in Sharma Ji Ki Beti which was expected to feature Madhuri Dixit. The film is also expected to feature Sakshi Tanwar and Akarsh Khurana in integral roles too.
Ayushmann Khurrana’s wife Tahira Kashyap developed a keen interest in filmmaking recently and even completed a short film, Toffee. However, Sharma Ji Ki Beti will mark her entry in Bollywood. The film was announced quite some time back after which Tahira was diagnosed with cancer. After undergoing an extensive treatment, the strong filmmaker has now decided to dive into work.
Karan Johar’s student Tara Sutaria to sing a ROMANTIC number in RX 1OO remake
Tara Sutaria is all set and raring to go with her Bollywood career. Her movie Student Of The Year 2 is releasing soon and it is a debut every newbie would dream of. She will be seen together with Tiger Shroff and Ananya Panday. Guess what? She has already landed her third film.
Tara will be seen in a romantic action drama which is supposed to be a debut for Suniel Shetty’s son Ahan Shetty. The movie makers were super pleased with Tara’s singing skills as they heard her croon at the trailer launch of SOTY 2. The actress has been a Disney VJ and is a trained opera singer.
Tara sang on the sets of Koffee With Karan and that led to producer Sajid Nadiadwala asking her to sing a romantic number opposite Ahaan in the film. Milan Luthria who is directing the movie also is of the opinion that Tara should sing and that would add leverage of the movie. She also wants to come out with her own album in near future.
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Randeep Hooda is all praises for Alia Bhatt as he takes a JIBE at Kangana Ranaut
Randeep Hooda has never been the one to hold back from speaking his mind. He has always made sure he gets his point across without sugar coating it. He has worked with Alia Bhatt in Highway and that movie did wonders at the box office and was appreciated by the audiences as well. Randeep and Alia have maintained their friendship even after the movie. With Kangana Ranaut constantly slamming Alia Bhatt, Randeep Hooda decided to show whose side he is on.
Kangana Ranaut has been slamming Alia for quite some time and this time, she ended up calling Alia and her mother Soni Razdan as non-Indians because they hold British passports. Alia Bhatt has never responded to her allegations earlier and even now, she has chosen to stay silent but not her friend Randeep. Randeep did not shy away from calling out on the very occasional actors who are trying to bring her down. Randeep took to Twitter to call Kangana Ranaut out. He tweeted, “Dearest @aliaa08 I’m so glad you are not letting the opinions of very occasional actors and chronic victims affect you and your work .. kudos to you for your continued efforts to outdo yourself ????”
Take a look at his tweet.
To which Alia replied,
On the work front Alia Bhatt has her upcoming period drama, Kalank, releasing tomorrow. The movie also stars Varun Dhawan, Aditya Roy Kapur, Sonakshi Sinha, Madhuri Dixit, and Sanjay Dutt. Alia also has two other films coming up, one is a Sanjay Leela Bhansali directorial opposite Salman Khan titled Inshallah and the other one is a multi-starrer Takht.
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Kangana Ranaut's sister Rangoli Chandel calls Alia Bhatt and Soni Razdan as 'Non - Indians' spreading HATRED
Once again, Alia Bhatt is seeing herself in the headlines. And this time the actress is getting slammed by Kangana Ranaut's sister Rangoli Chandel. Rangoli took to Twitter to slam Alia Bhatt and her mother Soni Razdan and hinted at their British citizenship. In a tweet, Rangoli shared an article about the citizenship and wrote, “These non-Indians who are living off this land, using and abusing its people and its resources, lying about intolerance and spreading hatred, time to think about their agenda and not to get carried away with their provocations."
Both Alia Bhatt and Soni Razdan have British passports and can't vote in the elections. Alia even said recently she can't vote due to her passport. After her tweet, some started trolling Soni Razdan and even told her to get lost. Soni Razdan gave a befitting reply to the troll and wrote, “Urging people to vote against hate has nothing to do with citizenship and everything to do with being a human being. We are all human beings first and citizens of the world we live in. Secularism and democratic principles are values and it’s those that I stand for. #VoteOutHate."
Soni Razdan further wrote, “I do actually. My father is Indian. Lived in India since I was 3 months old. Pay taxes. Hold an Overseas Citizen of India card. If my hard earned income is good enough to be used to better this nation then I have a right to voice my opinions too. #VoteOutHate.”
The discussion around the voting began when some names of celebrities were revealed that they can't vote due to their citizenship.
BREAKING! Vicky Kaushal roped in to play this valiant Mahabharata character in a film by Uri director (read ALL details)
Vicky Kaushal is all set and raring to go with his career. He is the latest young promising actor in the industry who is on his way to super stardom. The year belonged to Vicky who ROCKED the box office with movies like Sanju, Raazi, Uri: The Surgical Strike. Now, he is onboard Karan Johar’s grand Takht in which he will be seen playing a Mughal emperor alongside enviable cast of Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt, Kareena Kapoor, Janhvi Kapoor, Bhumi Pednekar. According to the latest updates, he has been roped in for one more project by Aditya Dhar!
Uri director Dhar is planning to make a well mounted film based on this interesting character from Mahabharata, Ashwatthama. The character has been deemed to be immortal and is said to be immune from hunger, thirst and even fatigue. He played a key role in the famed legend of the battle of Kurukshetra. He was ascetic Dronacharya’s son who fought the battle from Kauravas’ side against the Pandavas.
Incapable of dying, the Pandavas tricked Dronacharya by giving the news of ‘Ashwatthama dying’ when in reality an elephant by the same name had been killed. Dhar is in the middle of recce and scripting of the movie and they are aiming for a mid-2020 release.
Vicky Kaushal was in the news for his growing friendship with Katrina Kaif. Both denied these rumours of their apparent recently developed intimacy but they have been collaborating a lot for events and have made appearances at various dos together.
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Shah Rukh Khan breaks the record by being the ONLY actor to have been awarded 3 doctorates
One of the wisest and the most knowledgable actor in Bollywood, Shah Rukh Khan is the only actor in Bollywood to receive three international doctorates from three universities.
Shah Rukh Khan believes that charity should be done with silence and dignity, the actor also feels privileged to use his status as a public responsibility and has bagged another Doctorate degree in Philanthropy from the university of Law, London in April 5, 2019. After receiving two honours for doctorate in Arts and Culture and degree of Doctor Honoris Causa respectively, the superstar has earned a doctorate degree in Philanthropy.
Shah Rukh Khan who is the first foreign actor to be conferred the Malaysian title of Datuk - akin to a British knighthood - in 2008, received his first honorary doctorate in Arts and Culture from the university of Bedfordshire, UK in July 10, 2009.
In 2015, the Superstar earned a degree of Doctor Honoris Causa from the University of Edinburgh, and as he held the mike to convey his thoughts on life lessons from his experience left the students in awe and is a witness why he is the King of Bollywood.
Not only this, Shah Rukh Khan who is a good orator, and motivational speaker, whose words come out from the struggles of his life received a standing ovation from audience who were scientists, academician and elites at the TED conference in Vancouver.
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Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas to have KIDS soon, to make a special appearance at MET Gala 2019
Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas are currently enjoying marital bliss! Priyanka recently appeared in the Jonas brothers’ music video, Sucker, and have been present to support her husband as he toured for concerts.
They have been enjoying some down time with family and friends and are now geared up to make an appearance at the event of the year, The Met Gala!
This event holds a special place in their hearts because here is when everything started for this couple. Nick revealed this was one of their first dates together and it holds an extremely special place in his heart. The couple is on the committee of the Met Gala.
After making a joint appearance wearing Ralph Lauren couture at the do, these two connected with each other and things moved very rapidly from there on. They got hitched and married, and now as we hear they are also planning a baby!
Nick told media recently that PC and he want a family now and they have been thinking about it since a while now. He also said that they hope to leave a legacy behind for their kids in form of their art. Now, that is a noble thought. Not just a baby, this Jonas brother is thinking of a brood!
Not so long ago, there was a piece in one of the publications of the US which looked like a smear campaign against PC. The article claimed that Nick was disappointed in PC and wanted out from the marriage. The piece was heavily trolled from all quarters and was then taken down.
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Supreme Court orders EC to watch PM Narendra Modi biopic and review its stay order
The Election Commission last week came out with the decision to put a stay on the release of the PM Narendra Modi biopic including all other biopics till the Lok Sabha elections got over. Now, in the latest turn of events, after the matter was taken to the Apex Court, it was ordered that the EC first should see the entire film before passing any judgement.
The Supreme Court bench was led by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi who specified that the EC did not have an occasion to watch the whole film and gave their verdict on the basis of a short trailer. Producers of the film stated that EC, by staying the film without watching it in its entirety, have violated their fundamental right to free speech and expression. Now, the next hearing is scheduled on April 22 where a final verdict in this matter will be announced.
Vivek Oberoi starrer PM Narendra Modi biopic has been in trouble since long time, thanks to its timing of the release. While the opposition had a problem with the biopic releasing just during the Lok Sabha 2019 elections, the makers were asked to push the release date from April 5 to April 11.
On April 10, Election Commission banned the release of all biopics including the PM Narendra Modi till the Lok Sabha 2019 elections get over.
The movie is directed by Omung Kumar and produced by Anand Pandit, Acharya Manish, Sandeep Ssingh and Suresh Oberoi. It stars Vivek Oberoi in the lead role.
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West Indies fast bowler Malcolm Marshall's son Mali Marshall joins '83
Kabir Khan’s upcoming directorial, ’83, which is based on India’s first cricketing World Cup win adds another remarkable entry as Mali Marshal steps into his father's shoes for the film. After Chirag Patil joined the team to essay his father Sandeep Patil, another son takes over the baton from his father with Mali, son of the late West Indies fast bowler Malcolm Marshall Mali will be playing him on screen. The director wants to keep the film as realistic as possible and has been in talks with Mali for a long time. Mali is a fast bowler and a middle-order batsman like his father and suited the part perfectly.
Kabir Khan has also approached the sons of other famous West Indian Players and talks with them are on, including fast bowler Carl Greenidge, son of Gordon Greenidge. The team is also looking for players who will represent Team England who played India in the semifinals.
Confirming the news, Kabir Khan shared “Yes we are thrilled to have Mali Marshall, son of legend Malcolm Marshall play the role of his father but his bowling action is also exactly like him. As we all know, Malcolm Marshall was part of the fearsome West Indies quartet of pace bowlers - Marshall, Michael Holding, Joel Garner, and Andy Roberts”
Kabir’s team was in Dharamshala recently for a 10-day training and bonding session. Former cricketers from the '83 team like Kapil Dev, Mohinder Amarnath, and Yashpal Sharma dropped by with tips and joined some training sessions helmed by coach Balvinder Singh Sandhu. The actors are also being trained by Under 19 cricketer Rajiv Mehra. Now they will resume their training in Mumbai. The film, produced by Madhu Mantena, Vishnu Induri, Shibasis Sarkar and Kabir, goes on the floors on May 15 in London and Scotland. It will be shot in a 100-day schedule.
Tracing the historic victory of 1983 world cup, Kabir Khan's upcoming directorial will star Ranveer Singh as the former captain of the Indian Cricket Team Kapil Dev. The film '83 would be Ranveer Singh's first trilingual film to be made in Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu.
Directed by Kabir Khan, the sports film will bring to light one of the most important event in Indian cricket history. The film will be shot at real locations and will be going on floors early next year. Shouldered by the then captain Kapil Dev, who led the Indian cricket team to it's maiden World Cup win, 1983's World Cup stays to be one of the most etched events in the minds of the cricket fans.
Touted as the "biggest sports film" of the country, '83 is slated to be released on 10 April 2020 in Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu. It marks the first-ever trilingual release for both Ranveer Singh and director Kabir Khan.
How Farhad Samji landed Housefull 4 after Sajid Khan’s exit
Farhad Samji will now be directing Housefull 4 after Sajid Khan was asked to quit overnight due to the #MeToo allegations put on him. The producer Sajid Nadiadwala has been Farhad Samji’s friend for a long time and since Farhad had directed Housefull 3, Nadiadwala thought it is best to let him helm the fourth instalment of the franchise. In an exclusive conversation with Bollywood Hungama, Farhad was asked about his views on bagging the film, and his reply with restore your faith in fate.
He recalled, “It was the night of November 11, I was watching TV and Salman Khan’s Bajrangi Bhaijaan’s song, ‘Bhar Do Jholi’ was playing when my phone rang and it was Sajid Nadiadwala’s call. I went to meet him the next day and bagged Housefull 4. Actually I was writing Housefull 4 and I had directed Housefull 3 and I was looking over its screenplay and writing. So, somewhere down the line I was creatively involved in this. So when the scene erupted, when they took the decision of letting me take the stand, it was more of a reward than pressure. Because, everybody works hard but when you receive the reward, and being commercial writers, we never expect an award in return of writing the dialogues. So, the biggest reward and award is being appreciated and Sajid Nadiadwala and Akshay Kumar had that faith to give me such a big film and franchise to me. So, Housefull 4 is a blessing for me. The pressure of picking up the film from where it was left off was a lot and we had to make sure that it was does not seem off track, so that was a big task for me.”
stars Akshay Kumar, Kriti Sanon, Riteish Deshmukh, Bobby Deol, Kriti Kharbanda, and Pooja Hegde among the others. It is slated to release on October 25 this year.
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RRR actor Ram Charan to collaborate with Maharshi director Vamsi Paidipally?
While audiences and fanatics are eagerly awaiting announcements about RRR, here’s the lead actor of the film busy signing projects reportedly. We all know that the Junior NTR and Ram Charan starrer untitled film has generated ample curiosity. Add to that, the film is being directed by Bahubali director SS Rajamouli. If that wasn’t all, now, latest reports have it that Ram Charan will follow his mega-budget RRR with another interesting project and it will be with none other than Vamsi Paidpally who is busy with the Mahesh Babu starrer Maharshi currently.
We all know that Ram Charan and Vamsi Paidipally earlier collaborated for Yevadu which turned out to be a big blockbuster. The duo is keen on repeating the magic on the big screen. However, as of now, the two of them are quite tight lipped about the ongoing speculative reports on their collaboration. Hence an official announcement and the details of the film are yet to be revealed.
On the other hand, Vamsi Paidipally is eagerly waiting for the release of the Mahesh Babu starrer Maharshi which also features Pooja Hegde and Allari Naresh in prominent roles. The film, which was supposed to release in April, had to be shifted to May owing to screen space constraints. The action drama is expected to release on May 9.
As for Ram Charan, the actor is currently taking treatment for his last injury on the sets of RRR. Readers would be aware that the makers of the film had earlier announced that they had to stall a major shoot schedule in Pune because the actor injured himself whilst shooting for the film. He is expected to play the role of a patriot in this Rajamouli period drama along with Junior NTR. Alia Bhatt, Ajay Devgn too are expected to play key roles in this untitled film. It is slated to release on July 30, 2020.
Kanchana remake gets a working TITLE! Farhad Samji confirms these details about the Akshay Kumar starrer
By now, readers would be aware that Akshay Kumar will be taking ahead the new found success of the horror genre with Kanchana / Muni remake. The film which is expected to be based on the Muni franchise was announced a couple of months with Akshay as the lead cast and now recently we got another interesting update about it. Farhad Samji revealed in an exclusive interview with Bollywood Hungama that the film has a working title called Laxmi.
Farhad Samji, who is currently directing Housefull 4, recently had an interesting interview with Bollywood Hungama where he spoke about the wide range of projects he is currently working on. During the same, as he was speaking about writing Kanchana remake and he revealed, “I am writing for Akshay Kumar – for Kanchana remake. The working title is Laxmi for now. The shoot is going to start in the next 10 days.” After revealing these details, Farhad also spoke about how different a rapport he shares with Akshay since he has worked with the actor in almost eight films.
Speaking of Kanchana
remake, the film deals with a ghost seeking vengeance for being wronged and haunts everyone who is staying in the house. The original set of Muni
films was directed by Raghava Lawrence who also played the lead in the film. There were reports earlier stating that the film will see Akshay in the role of a ghost but the details are currently kept under wraps. There were also speculations about Kiara Advani playing the leading lady along with Madhavan playing an integral role in the film but there has been no update on that front.
Akshay Kumar and Farhad Samji interestingly are also working together in Sooryavanshi which is directed by Rohit Shetty. The film was announced during the release of Simmba and it is expected to release during Eid 2020.
Ishaan Khatter pays fine for parking his bike in no parking zone
It is known that the Dhadak actor Ishaan Khatter is passionate about bikes. The actor is often is seen travelling at several places on his motorcycle. However, Ishaan Khatter ran into trouble for parking his bike in no parking zone.
As per reports, Ishaan Khatter arrived at a restaurant in Bandra, Mumbai recently. His bike was parked in the no parking zone, so it was being towed. Seeing that his bike was been taken, the actor came out of the restaurant quickly. He requested the cops to release the bike. The actor was then asked to pay a fine of Rs 500 before his bike was released. A video of the incident had gone viral.
Ishaan Khatter, on the work front, made his debut last year with Majid Majidi'sBeyond The Clouds. He starred in Dhadak with Janhvi Kapoor.
Here’s what Vivek Oberoi wants to ask Salman Khan
Vivek Oberoi has been making headlines off late thanks to his film PM Narendra Modi landing in the eye of a storm. While the Election Commission firmly stated that the film will not be released due to the election season, Oberoi who has been leaving no stone unturned to promote the venture was recently in conversation with Bollywood Hungama. In the session during the rapid fire round Vivek Oberoi was asked which question he would ask certain people who had been administered the truth serum. In this segment is what his question for Salman Khan that caught our attention.
When asked about which question he would ask Salman Khan, Vivek was quick to answer saying, “Do you (Salman Khan) truly believe in forgiveness?” Now, given the past shared between Salman Khan and Vivek Oberoi, this question from the latter certainly holds not just a lot of meaning, but also comes along with myriad undertones and references to what transpired between them. But it wasn’t just Salman Khan that Oberoi would have a question for. In fact, Vivek also has one for Shah Rukh Khan, “Where do you get the energy from? Where do you get the energy from? How does he do it? If I meet him and even if it is 3 in the morning he is totally amped.”
Coming back to Vivek’s question to Salman Khan, we wonder what answer the Bharat
star would have ready for him.