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Maidaan: After shooting for a schedule, is Keerthy Suresh considering to opt out of the Ajay Devgn starrer? Her team reveals the truth

National Award-winning actress Keerthy Suresh is gearing up for her Hindi debut film Maidaan. She started shooting for the film in October last year with Ajay Devgn. However, according to recent reports, Keerthy might have opted out of the film.

Maidaan: After shooting for a schedule, is Keerthy Suresh considering to opt out of the Ajay Devgn starrer? Her team reveals the truth

When a news website contacted Keerthy Suresh's team, they said that they are still working out on the dates and that she's still part of the project. They said that they will get complete clarity in the coming days. Currently, Keerthy Suresh is working on multiple projects in the South which are at different stages of production.

Maidaan is based on the Golden years of Indian Football and will see Ajay Devgn essay the role of the legendary coach Syed Abdul Rahim who is also known as the father of Indian football for his achievements in making India a top nation in Football during his lifetime. Produced by Zee Studios, Boney Kapoor, Akash Chawla, and Arunava Joy Sengupta, the film is directed by Amit Sharma, screenplay and dialogues are written by Saiwyn Quadros and Ritesh Shah respectively.

Also Read: Ajay Devgn opens up on playing Syed Abdul Rahim in Maidaan and meeting former player PK Banerjee in Kolkata

Emraan Hashmi’s next film titled Harami: The Bastard

Emraan Hashmi ended 2019 with the film The Body. The film also starred Rishi Kapoor but failed to make an impression at the box office. The actor will start the New Year with Rumi Jaffrey's Chehre in which he plays a business tycoon opposite Amitabh Bachchan's lawyer. He will also turn police officer in Sanjay Gupta's Mumbai Saga and then start with the remake of the 2017 Malayalam horror thriller Ezra. Now, the actor is gearing up for the fourth movie of the year.  The film is titled Harami: The Bastard.

Emraan Hashmi’s next film titled Harami: The Bastard

Reportedly, Harami revolves around an orphan teenage pickpocket working in Mumbai's local trains along with his gang. His life takes another route when he faces the daughter of one of his victims who committed suicide after being robbed.

The film will be helmed by Shyam Madiraju who has directed the international film called Eden (2014). Being produced by Mohit Rastogi and Parvesh Kumar Singh under their banner Gobsmack Entertainment, this small-budget film went on the floors yesterday and is expected to be wrapped up in a start-to-finish schedule next month.

Also Read: Amitabh Bachchan, Emraan Hashmi and team Chehre engage in an interactive session in Slovakia! 

Diplo and Machine Gun Kelly to headline VH1 Supersonic, Z-pop stars to make India debut

One of India’s biggest multi-genre festival, Vh1 Supersonic, is all set to take over Pune from 7th - 9th February 2020. They have just announced the headliners and the full artist line-up and we cannot keep calm! So get your squad ready for the epic lineup as the festival has announced over 90 international and homegrown artists.

Diplo and Machine Gun Kelly to headline VH1 Supersonic, Z-pop stars to make India debut

Diplo, the Grammy-winning artist who is one of the most dynamic forces in music today has been confirmed as one of the headliners along with American rapper Machine Gun Kelly and the Denver-based artist Illenium. Along with the three headliners, Vh1 Supersonic will offer music lovers an unmissable opportunity to waterslide into the world of the popular rock band Chon; The Awakenings, this is the 5th year the mighty dutch techno brand ‘Awakenings ’ will be hosting festival’s techno stage; and Divine, one of the most popular rappers and hip-hop artists in India.

Another first to perform include Sampa The Great, Gryffin, Speedy J, Divine and Spanish sensation Ilario Alicante. Nestled in the city’s Mahalakshmi Lawns, the 2020 edition will be adorned with 6 alternate stages for insurmountable musical performances.

Speaking about the festival, Mahesh Shetty, Head - Network Sales, Viacom18, said, “Music is an emotion that culturally binds people of our country. Vh1 Supersonic has become a mainstay for festival-goers and with its seventh edition, we wish to take it to the next level and give world-class experiences curated for our patrons. Our strong association with Budweiser, American Tourister including other esteemed partners is what motivates us to come back with some of the most unique and upbeat themes for the musical extravaganza, year on year. We look forward to forging many such partnerships and give our superfans the best that they deserve.”

Nikhil Chinapa, Festival Curator, said, “Staying ahead of the curve and throwing surprises at our fans every year, Vh1 Supersonic is going a notch higher with the addition of two worldwide sensations, Diplo and the notorious “rap devil” Machine Gun Kelly, to its extravagant headliner lineup at the festival. Diplo’s recent releases include a string of global hits and collaborations with music’s A-listers and Machine Gun Kelly’s new single has smashed past the 100 million streams mark in the blink of an eye! We’re also proud to introduce a K-Pop group for the first time at Vh1Supersonic, opening new doors to new genres and making our Superfamily ever larger and more inclusive. Also joining us for their first-ever shows in India are Dutch techno giant Speedy J, and Spanish sensation Ilario Alicante. On mainstage, Zonderling, Gryffin, and Magnificence all make their debut appearances on Indian soil at Vh1Supersonic. It’s a dream lineup and all we need is you to #BeThereBeFree.”

Satiate your musical palate with the most diverse music and a special line-up of artists coming to India for the first time – Vh1 Supersonic 2020 is the ultimate weekend gateway. Be there, be free and get lost in the wilderness!

Z-pop stars will make their India debut between February 7th to February 9th, 2020 in Pune. The groups Z-Girls and Z-Boys include two Indians, Priyanka Mazumdar, and Sidhant Arora who are pumped to perform on home ground.

Eminem drops surprise album Music To Be Murdered By, features late rapper Juice WRLD

Slim Shady is back without any warming! Eminem has dropped a surprise full-length album titled 'Music to be Murdered By'. The album has collaborations from late Juice WRLD, Royce Da 5'9", Anderson. Paak, Skylar Grey among others.

Eminem drops surprise album Music To Be Murdered By, features late rapper Juice Wrld

In the artwork of the album, Eminem is dressed in black and white suit while holding a sade. This is his eleventh studio album.

Eminem's 2018 album 'Kamikaze' was also a surprise album that made its debut at No 1 on Billboard 200.

Music to Be Murdered By Album Tracklist

1. "Premonition (Intro)"
2. "Unaccommodating" featuring Young M.A
3. "You Gon' Learn" featuring Royce 5'9" and White Gold
4. "Alfred (Interlude)"
5. "Those Kinda Nights" (feat. Ed Sheeran)
6. "In Too Deep"
7. "Godzilla" featuring Juice WRLD
8. "Darkness"
9. "Leaving Heaven" featuring Skylar Grey
10. "Yah Yah" featuring Royce 5'9", Black Thought, Q-Tip & Denaun)
11. "Stepdad (Intro)"
12. "Stepdad"
13. "Marsh"
14. "Never Love Again"
15. "Little Engine"
16. "Lock It Up" featuring Anderson .Paak
17. "Farewell"
18. "No Regrets" (feat. Don Toliver)
19. "I Will" featuring KXNG Crooked, Royce 5'9" and Joell Ortiz
20. "Alfred (Outro)"

National Commission for Women closes sexual harassment case against Indian Idol judge Anu Malik

For the past two years, Anu Malik has been mired in controversy ever since #MeToo movement exploded in India. The music composer was fired from Indian Idol 11 after the channel was called by netizens and singers including Neha Bhasin, Sona Mohapatra, and Shweta Pandit among others. In November 2019, he returned to the show but again the makers were slammed.

National Commission for Women closes sexual harassment case against Indian Idol judge Anu Malik

In a lengthy post, Anu Malik said, "Ever since the false and unverified allegations were levelled against me, it has not only ruined my reputation but affected me and my family's mental health left us traumatized and tarnished my career. I feel helpless like I am being cornered and suffocated."

“Fighting a battle on social media is an endless process, at the end of which nobody wins. If this keeps on continuing, I will have no option but to knock on the doors of the courts to safeguard myself,” he said. “I don't know how much more slander and dirt my family and I can take. The show must go on. But behind this happy face. I am in pain. I am in a dark space. And justice is all I want,” he concluded.

Now, National Commission for Women has closed the case against Anu Malik due to lack of communication and substantial evidence sought from the complaint. The complainant had said more women had complaints against Anu Malik but no complaint was filed. They said that this isn't permanent closure of the case. If the complainant brings more evidence or submits any kind of document, they can reopen the case.

ALSO READ:  Anu Malik responds to allegations of sexual misconduct; says it left his family traumatized and tarnished his career

Is Karan Johar bringing Shah Rukh Khan & Ranbir Kapoor together?

They haven’t really worked together since My Name Is Khan in 2010, although Shah Rukh Khan did make a guest appearance in Karan Johar’s Ae Dil Hai Mushkil three years ago. But that apart, the two once-inseparable friends (Karan Johar had once told me he can’t dream of making a film without SRK) stayed away from one another, even during the last season of Karan’s Koffee With Karan.

Is Karan Johar bringing Shah Rukh Khan & Ranbir Kapoor together

That’s about to change. If sources close to the development are to be believed, Karan Johar is planning a full-fledged film with Shah Rukh Khan again. “Something different and yet very very mainstream. Because SRK is not in an experimental mood after what happened to his last film Zero. Karan Johar is looking at directing Shah Rukh in a blockbuster,” says the source.

Apparently the film that Karan Johar would direct would bring Shah Rukh together with Ranbir Kapoor. We can only wait for further announcements.

Also Read: Karan Johar to adapt the book on Indian spymaster R.N Kao on the big screen

Namit Das to debut as music composer with Mira Nair's show, A Suitable Boy

Namit Das has starred in films like Wake Up Sid, Pataakha, Sui Dhaaga, and many others. The actor is not only popular in cinema, but on platforms like television, webspace, and theatre. He is also an aspiring filmmaker. And apart from these talents, there is one more skill that Namit has kept hidden from the world which is his love for making music. Namit’s father, Chandan Dass is a noted musician, and the actor has inherited this talent. Now, he is all set to showcase his skills to the world.

Namit Das to debut as music composer with Mira Nair's show, A Suitable Boy

Namit will be seen in filmmaker Mira Nair’s show, A Suitable Boy. For this, he has composed not one but three songs. These tracks, which go with the familial theme, will be used in the show at pivotal points. The artist has always been drawn to music and also works on making his own independent music with his bandmate Anurag Shanker. The duo is making independent music for five years now.

Talking about the significance of music in his life, Namit says, “When I was growing up, music would always be a part of all the activities we did as a family. My father is a singer and I too have trained in classical singing. I love acting but it gets time-consuming to jump from one character to another at times. I do make time for my band with Anurag Shanker but this is a different dimension of making music which I am really excited about. Now, with A Suitable Boy, I not only get to act but also explore a dream of mine to create music. The theme of the show is so unique that it was a challenge and I had a ball doing it.”

A Suitable Boy stars Ishaan Khatter and Tabu.

ALSO READ: Ishaan Khatter is in awe of Tabu in the first look of A Suitable Boy

Shailendra Singh joins hands with Reliance Entertainment to produce two biopics

Producer Shailendra Singh is starting the year off with a bang. In the pipeline are two powerful biopics that he is set to produce in collaboration with Reliance Entertainment this year- one titled M.S. Bitta: Hit-List which is jointly produced with Priya Gupta, the other is the inspirational life story of Kings United - the dance troupe, which recently won USD 1 million on the American reality show World Of Dance.

Shailendra Singh joins hands with Reliance Entertainment to produce two biopics

The biopic on M.S Bitta will celebrate the valour, courage, and strength of the man who survived multiple assassination bids in the mid-1990s, and now heads the All India Anti-Terrorist Front. The venerable M.S Bitta says, “I have dedicated my whole life to fighting terrorism for my India. I don’t fear any bomb in the world. I only fear ‘Political Terrorism.’ I am very honoured that Shailendra Singh, Priya Gupta, and Reliance Entertainment have united to share my story with the world.”

Singh's second film made news when he first acquired the rights of Kings United's life story. The working title for the film is The Kings and will be about the twenty young strugglers and their journey from gully to glory, from Nallasoapra to Los Angeles. Suresh Mukund, Founder of Kings United, says, “Our journey has been full of trials and tribulations, victory and glory. But we had a dream, and they only thing we knew to do, was to keep chasing that dream. We believe that Shailendra Singh truly understands our story and can translate it in to film. Now that Reliance Entertainment has come on board, we are even more excited to embark upon this new journey with them."

Shailendra Singh joins hands with Reliance Entertainment to produce two biopics

Shailendra Singh says, “I am inspired to make biopics and films on the true events that celebrate India, build Brand India and inspire young India – the youngest population on the planet. The biopics on the life of MS Bitta and Kings United are just the sparks that I have been waiting for with which to light a new fire in Bollywood. Building on my legacy of seventy-odd movies as a creative producer, making films for young India is my new innings in film making.”

Bigg Boss 13: Shefali Zariwala's husband Parag Tyagi reveals Himanshi Khurana has split with fiancé for Asim Riaz

Bigg Boss 13 has taken a new turn. This has been a family week as many contestants got to meet their family members after a really long time. The housemates have been eagerly waiting to spend time with them. In last night's episode, Shefali Zariwala's husband Parag Tyagi made a visit to the show.

Bigg Boss 13: Shefali Zariwala's husband Parag Tyagi reveals Himanshi Khurana has split with fiancé for Asim Riaz

Parag Tyagi, who is a Television actor, revealed to Asim Riaz that Himanshi Khurana has parted ways with her fiance and is waiting for him. When Asim reached out to his brother Umar Riaz, his brother indeed confirmed that Himanshi is waiting for him outside and that whatever Parag said was true.

During his visit, Parag also lashed out at Asim for speaking negatively about his wife. He said, "You got to know Himanshi Khurana for just 10 days and you could not tolerate rubbish being spoken about her. How do you expect me to bear this?"

Shefali Jariwala, Asim Riaz and Himanshi Khurana were extremely close in the show but their friendship turned sour after Himanshi's eviction.

ALSO READ: Bigg Boss 13: Asim Riaz opens up on marriage, hints that he wants to marry Himanshi Khurana

Ranveer Singh and '83 team to be joined by 1983 World Cup cricketers at poster launch in Hyderabad

Filmmaker Kabir Khan is gearing up for the grand launch of the poster of his upcoming ambitious film, '83, starring Ranveer Singh as former Indian Captain Kapil Dev. The film stars an ensemble cast and the actors are set to launch the first group poster of the film in Hyderabad.

Ranveer Singh and '83 team to be joined by 1983 World Cup cricketers at poster launch in Hyderabad

The 1983 cricketers will also join the '83 squad in Hyderabad. Since the film is trilingual, the makers thought it would be a good idea to have a launch event in Hyderabad to get the South audience interested as well.

Kapil Dev, Madan Lal, Sunil Gavaskar, Mohinder Amarnath, Balwinder Sandhu, Krishnamachari Srikkanth, Syed Kirmani, Sandeep Patil, Dilip Vengsarkar, Ravi Shastri, Kirti Azad, Yashpal Sharma, Roger Binny, Sunil Valson, Farokh Engineer and the team's manager, PR Man Singh will be attending the Hyderabad launch.

As far as the actors are concerned, Saqib Saleem, Tahir Raj Bhasin, Boman Irani, Pankaj Tripathi among others will attend the launch. Deepika Padukone, who is playing Romi Bhatia and is also one of the producers, is expected to attend the event.

'83, helmed by Kabir Khan, is releasing on April 10, 2020.

ALSO READ: '83: Ranveer Singh unveils first look of Dinker Sharma as 'sabse shararti' Kirti Azad

Varun Dhawan plays a Marathi man in Shashank Khaitan's Mr. Lele

Right after Street Dancer 3D release, Varun Dhawan will be gearing up for Coolie No 1 which is set for May 1 release. The actor is returning to comedy after Judwaa 2. He has another project in the making titled Mr. Lele which is a comedy thriller.

Varun Dhawan plays a Marathi man in Shashank Khaitan's Mr. Lele

Varun Dhawan will be playing Marathi man in Shashank Khaitan's film. The actor along with Janhvi Kapoor and Bhumi Pednekar will begin workshops soon. Varun will work to get the accent right for his role. The cast will also have individual script reading sessions and a group one to help them get their character's in sync. The film will go on floor in March.

This is Varun Dhawan's third outing with Shashank Khaitan after Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania and Badrinath Ki Dulhania. They were supposed to start Rannbhoomi but the period drama has been put on hold.

Mr. Lele, produced by Dharma Productions, is set for January 1, 2021.

ALSO READ: Mr. Lele: Varun Dhawan wears nothing but an underwear in first look of Shashank Khaitan – Karan Johar’s comedy

Exclusive: Himesh Reshammiya collaborates with Salman Khan for Radhe

Salman Khan is currently shooting for his Eid release titled Radhe-Your Most Wanted Bhai. The film is directed by Prabhu Dheva and will see Salman Khan playing a serious cop. Recently, in a conversation with Bollywood Hungama, musician Himesh Reshammiya revealed that he has recorded a song for Radhe.

Exclusive: Himesh Reshammiya collaborates with Salman Khan for Radhe

Himesh has created melodious songs for Salman in films like Bandhan, Hello Brother, Tere Naam, Sultan, Prem Ratan Dhan Payo among others and didn’t fail to impress the audience. While talking about working with Salman Khan and the expectations around it, Himesh said, “I am doing a song in Radhe. I have just recorded the song. It is a blockbuster track. Salman Khan is such a big star that your track record with him should always go on the right path. There is always pressure with him to give the correct song. I do not question him ever. I make him listen to my work and then he takes the final call on them. At a conscious level, the pressure is high as the song cannot go wrong. A song would not fail because of him, because he carries every song like a star. So, if the song messes up, you realise that it is your fault. So, this pressure leads to good results. He always tells me that anybody can deliver 50 hits, but what about the future. He has always inspired me. I dedicate all my hit songs to him.”

Watch the full video here:


Radhe will see Salman Khan in a cop avatar that is different from his character in the Dabangg franchise. The film also stars Disha Patani, Randeep Hooda and Arjun Kanungo.

Also Read: Singer Arjun Kanungo joins the cast of Salman Khan’s Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai 

Sonam Kapoor Ahuja invited to speak at the prestigious Davos House 2020

Sonam Kapoor Ahuja has represented India on the global level on several occasions. The fashion icon-philanthropist who has invariably shown keen interest in the matters of global importance was invited for the prestigious Davos House 2020.

Sonam Kapoor Ahuja invited to speak at the prestigious Davos House 2020

Sonam was invited as the speaker at the global event, which has seen influential world leaders in attendance in the past. However, even though the actress was keen on being part of the forum, she could not make it to the event.

A source says, "Sonam really wanted to be part of Davos House 2020 and was honoured to have received the invitation to be a speaker there. However, her prior commitments prevented her from flying to Davos in time."

The prestigious event will take place from January 21 to January 24 in Davos, Switzerland.

Sonam Kapoor Ahuja was last seen in The Zoya Factor with Dulquer Salman based on a namesake novel by Anjali Chauhan. Sonam Kapoor Ahuja will next be seen in the remake of a popular Korean film that will have Sujoy Ghosh producing the film along with Viacom 18. However, a formal announcement of the same is awaited.

Also Read: “I was shaking by the end of it”- Sonam Kapoor shares her ‘scariest experience’ with Uber London

Marvel releases The Eternals plot, teases new supervillains and aftermath of Avengers: Endgame

Marvel’s 2020 lineup is pretty interesting. One of the films announced in phase 4 line up is The Eternals and it is the only film that is currently under production. Marvel has finally released the synopsis of the upcoming film and we finally know where this story fits in the timeline of Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Marvel releases The Eternals plot, teases new supervillains and aftermath of Avengers: Endgame

"Marvel Studios' The Eternals features an exciting new team of Super-Heroes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, ancient aliens who have been living on Earth in secret for thousands of years," begins the Eternals synopsis. "Following the events of Avengers: Endgame, an unexpected tragedy forces them out of the shadows to reunite against mankind's most ancient enemy, The Deviants."

It seems like we'll meet The Eternals post-Avengers: Endgame which is in the year 2024. The supervillains The Deviants were created by the Celestials and terrorize humanity.

The film stars Angelina Jolie as Thena, Salma Hayek as Ajax, Richard Madden as Ikaris, Kit Harington as Black Knight, Kumail Nanjiani as Kingo, Lauren Riddlof as Makkari, Don Lee as Gilgamesh and Brian Tyree Henry as Phastos. The Eternals will be the next superhero team that will release in November 6, 2020.

ALSO READ: Leaked photos from The Eternals set reveal Game Of Thrones star Kit Harrington shooting with Gemma Chan

Dwayne Johnson's father Rocky Johnson passes away

Hollywood's action star Dwayne Johnson's father Rocky "Soul Man" Johnson, a former professional wrestler, passed away at the age of 75.

Dwayne Johnson's father Rocky Johnson passes away

The news announcement of the passing of Rocky Johnson, whose real name was Wayde Bowles, was made in a statement by World Wrestling Entertainment. The details of his death have not been revealed yet.

Rocky Johnson, famously known as Soulman, started his career in the 1960s with the National Wrestling Alliance before starting his journey in WWE, in 1983. Post his retirement, he trained Dwayne Johnson, who went onto become one of the most famous players as The Rock.

Dwayne Johnson, today, is the highest-paid entertainer in the world, as per Forbes. He is currently working on his supervillain role for DC's Black Adam.

ALSO READ: Dwayne Johnson to feature in NBC sitcom Young Rock based on his life, says “I had the childhood of Forrest Gump”

Singer Arjun Kanungo joins the cast of Salman Khan's Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai

All these days, he has entertained us with his soulful voice. Moving on, singer Arjun Kanungo is now ready to begin a fresh inning as an actor this New Year! He will be making his acting debut with Salman Khan's Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai. Now that sounds like a big break.

Singer Arjun Kanungo joins the cast of Salman Khan's Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai

Arjun took to Instagram to confirm the news. "First big drop of 2020! You will see me acting in #Radhe this Eid!! A huge huge thank you to the amazing @beingsalmankhan for believing in me and giving me this opportunity ❤️ New year, new goals," he wrote.

The singer has already started shooting and the excitement is such that he is having sleepless nights! He revealed in an interview, that his character, a complex one, was the right one to begin his acting career with. He always wanted to end up in films, and there you go!

Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai, directed by Prabhu Dheva, promises to be a strong dose of action and entertainment. There were rumours that the film was going to be a sequel of Salman's 2009 film Wanted, but the superstar rubbished the rumours.

Also starring Randeep Hooda and Disha Patani in pivotal roles, the film releases on May 22, 2020.

ALSO READ: Salman Khan’s KICK 2 to release in December 2021, reveals Sajid Nadiadwala

EXCLUSIVE Kriti Sanon, Pooja Hegde both to vie for Akshay Kumar’s love in Bachchan Pandey?

Producer Sajid Nadiadwala recently announced that his next project, Bachchan Pandey, starring Akshay Kumar and Kriti Sanon and directed by Farhad Samji, will begin shooting from May this year. It will have a marathon schedule and the action drama will release during Christmas 2020. Now we have come to hear that Pooja Hegde has also been approached for the movie and will play a crucial role opposite Akshay in the movie. Pooja, Kriti and Akshay have all worked earlier in producer Sajid Nadiadwala's and Farhad's Housefull 4.

EXCLUSIVE Kriti Sanon, Pooja Hegde both to vie for Akshay Kumar’s love in Bachchan Pandey

Says a trade source, “There are roles for two actresses in Bachchan Pandey (Akshay Kumar). One is a girl with whom he falls in love with when he’s a youth and the other is when he’s more mature and grown up. Apparently, the story revolves around an honourable and brave man who is willing to sacrifice his happiness for his younger brothers. The brothers want to get married but cannot do so till he does. So they try to find a girl for him. When they find the girl, he fell in love with as a youth has married someone else, they match make with another girl and he falls in love with her. The story then turns to Bachchan Pandey rescuing his fiancée’s father from goons and safeguards her family. While Kriti Sanon plays the second girl (his brothers find) he falls in love with, Pooja has been approached to play the girl from his past.”

Bachchan Pandey was earlier called Land Of Lungi and reported to be a remake of the Tamil film Veeram, starring Ajith. Now the movie is called Bachchan Pandey, which is also what Akshay's character is called in the movie. Like Kriti Sanon, after Housefull 4, this will be Pooja’s second movie with the trio of Akshay Kumar, Sajid Nadiadwala and Farhad Samji for Bachchan Pandey. While in Housefull 4, Pooja had played Riteish Deshmukh's romantic interest; here she will play Akshay's. Initially Pooja Hegde was also approached for Rohit Shetty’s Sooryavanshi with Akshay Kumar but it had not worked out.

Currently, Farhad is completing the script for Bachchan Pandey, after which the film will begin shoot from May this year and be complete by September for a Christmas 2020 release.

Also Read: In a unique twist Kriti Sanon and Farhad Samji are both part of two different movies – starring Salman Khan and Akshay Kumar!

Rajneesh related films doomed, Priyanka Chopra starrer Ma Sheela on backburner

It was with considerable excitement that Priyanka Chopra had last year announced a bio-pic on Osho Rajneesh’s trusted lieutenant and right-hand woman Ma Sheela. Often known as the power behind the throne, Ma Sheela makes for fascinating bio-pic material. And when Priyanka announced her decision to play Ma Sheela in a film to be directed by the Oscar winning director Barry Levinson our curiosity was piqued.

Rajneesh related films doomed, Priyanka Chopra starrer Ma Sheela on backburner

Not much has been heard of that project since its announcement a year back. Sources say Priyanka is right now looking at starting a family and another film. Also, Ma Sheela is way too controversial and allegedly wants creative control over Ms Chopra-Jonas’ project.

So where does that leave Ma Sheela? In the hands of Karan Johar, perhaps? The enterprising Karan had interviewed Ma Sheela recently for Netflix. One doesn’t know when that interview would be aired since Karan received a flurry of flak for fraternizing with the controversial lady.

In the meanwhile Netflix has also announced a documentary on Ma Sheela along with Karan Johar as co-producer.

In fact Karan Johar’s fascination with Ma Sheela and her mentor Rajneesh seems relentless. He was all set to produce a film on Rajneesh to be directed by Shakun Batra, Aamir Khan was to play the controversial Rajneesh while Karan Johar’s blue-eyed girl Alia Bhatt was all set to portray Ma Sheela.

That project too was aborted. So is there a jinx on all films pertaining to Osho and his beloved disciple? We wouldn’t really know until Priyanka officially relinquishes the right to make the film on Ma Sheela.

Also Read: Priyanka Chopra recreates Tom Cruise’s Risky Business scene with Nick Jonas for What A Man Gotta Do music video

Kajol, Shruti Haasan, Neha Dhupia, Neena Kulkarni among others star in short film titled Devi

Produced by Niranjan Iyengar and Ryan Stephen's Electric Apples Entertainment, written and directed by debutant Priyanka Banerjee for Large Short Films, Devi is perhaps the first short film that boasts of a cast of 9 actresses, starring Kajol, Shruti Hassan, Neha Dhupia, Neena Kulkarni, Mukta Barve, Sandhya Mhatre, Rama Joshi, Shivani Raghuvanshi, and Yashaswini Dayama.

Shruti Hassan, Neha Dhupia, Neena Kulkarni among others star in short film titled Devi

Shot in 2 days, Devi is Kajol and Shruti's first short film ever. Devi is the story of nine oppressed women, from different strata of society, living a small room, faced with the dilemma of sharing their space and stories in a country all too used to tragedy & pain.

Barring the producers, Niranjan and Ryan, the art director, Sriram Iyengar (Bajirao Mastani, Namaste England & Tanhaji - The Unsung Warrior), most of the crew was an all-women crew; Sarita Singh as DOP and Line Produced by Ritika Bajaj of Indian Storytellers.

Kajol says, "I couldn't have chosen a better subject than Devi for my first short film. It's a powerful statement, written very well by Priyanka. It's a poignant film, one that needs to be shared with the world, especially today. My character, Jyoti, is vastly different from me in many ways, but uncannily we share a lot too. In today's times when gender discrimination, abuse, and violence is being spoken about vociferously, films like Devi are far more relevant and I am glad to have got the opportunity to participate."

Shruti Haasan says, "I loved the concept of the film when I heard it. We often talk about sisterhood and how women need to stand with each other. Devi highlights that aspect in such a lovely way, with such a powerful message. It's disturbingly poignant and that's why I knew I had to be part of it, and I couldn't have found a more perfect film to make my debut on the digital platform!"

Neha Dhupia adds, "Sometimes as an actor you work in a film for the part that's offered to you and sometimes for the story you are helping the director tell, with Devi it was definitely the latter. Niranjan, Ryan, and Priyanka narrated Devi to me and as soon as I heard it I was certain that this is a narrative I want to be a part of... it got me thinking about the world we are living in and how as women we need to help other women. It’s strong it’s impactful and it gives you the chills. And it also reminds you how through the fragility of life as women we don’t have a choice but to stay strong. The part that stayed with me the most was most definitely the amazing women who worked on the project, and without revealing much I’d have to say the ending . Devi really is a film and a subject that stayed with me for the day even after we wrapped the shoot on it."

Neena Kulkarni says, "The script is moving and layered. I could actually see it unfolding before my eyes, as I read it. I was fascinated with the depth of each character, their interactions, and space where the story takes place. And I chose to be a part of it because it makes a strong comment on one of the most horrific crimes committed against women to date."

Mukta Barve adds, "Devi means a lot to me on so many levels. I feel that the subject of violence against women needs to be discussed in-depth, and I have tried to be part of the discussion through some of my projects as well. All the women in this story have suffered violence, irrespective of their social class, regardless of their ages. By shining a light on it, the film says that violence cannot be accepted as a norm, It has to stop. I am especially glad that Niranjan and Ryan chose to make this film. They have done a great job, and I was really happy to be part of this project."

ALSO READ: Kajol reveals how her love story with Ajay Devgn began 25 years back

Shah Rukh Khan will sign a film in the next two months; and we know whom it is with

Shah Rukh Khan’s fans may choose to get as impatient as they like. But the mega-star is not biting the bait. He will say yes only when he is absolutely sure of what he wants to do next. And the wait would soon be over. According to sources close to the development, Shah Rukh is all set to announce his next film in the next two months.

Shah Rukh Khan will sign a film in the next two months; and we know whom it is with

“Shah Rukh Rukh had around 30-35 solid offers that he was considering seriously. These included projects from Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Yash Raj Films, Sajid Nadiadwala, T Series, etc., the biggest of banners. Shah Rukh has finally found what he was looking for. His next would be a film directed by Rajkumar Hirani which Vidhu Vinod Chopra, Hirani and Shah Rukh’s Red Chillies will produce,” says the informed source.

When further probed on the nature of the project, the source says it would be a “social comedy.”

“Relevant to what’s going on around us. But not too controversial,” says the source. Whatever he chooses to do next, success must be a pre-condition. This superstar cannot afford another failure right now.

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Pyaar Ka Punchnama girls Nushrat Bharucha and Ishita Raj Sharma to have cameo in Sunny Singh - Sonnalli Seygall's Jai Mummy Di

Luv Film’s Jai Mummy Di, which is all set to release this Friday, has given us yet another surprise right before it hits the screens. While there is a plethora that the makers have slowly unveiled as treat to us all, the most recent is that Pyaar Ka Punchnama leading ladies Nushrat Bharucha and Ishita Raj Sharma are all set to have a cameo in Sunny Singh and Sonnalli Seygall starrer.

Pyaar Ka Punchnama girls Nushrat Bharucha and Ishita Raj Sharma to have cameo in Sunny Singh - Sonnalli Seygall's Jai Mummy Di

Both, Nushrat Bharucha and Ishita Raj Sharma belong to the pool of Luv Films’ talents. And so does Sunny Singh and Sonnalli Seygall. With the leading ladies coming together for Luv Films' upcoming film, they are surely going to create Punchnama magic that won over everyone earlier. With Jai Mummy Di, this powerpack is sure to bring a rollercoaster to the audience once again.

Jai Mummy Di is a light-hearted family comedy that will show how conflicting dynamics between the mothers lead to muddled chemistry between their own children and other members of both the families. It is not just Sunny and Sonnalli but along with this, the sour-sweet chemistry between Poonam Dhillon and Supriya Pathak is also highly promising.

Jai Mummy Di is written and directed by Navjot Gulati. It is presented by T-Series’ Bhushan Kumar and Krishan Kumar and produced by Luv Films’ Luv Ranjan and Ankur Garg. The film is all set to hit the theatres on 17th January 2020.

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Netflix announces four diverse films from Anil Kapoor, Karan Johar, Srishti Arya, Anurag Kashyap, Dibakar Banerjee and Vikramaditya Motwane

Bringing you diverse stories, Netflix announced three films and the cast for the previously announced Freedom. These stories straddle a variety of genres and formats, including drama, suspense, and an anthology. With this, the streaming service further solidifies its commitment to making Indian films and taking untold Indian stories to the world. The announcement extends Netflix's global emphasis on giving audiences a breadth of award-winning, entertaining and enjoyable films, and comes on the back of its record 24 nominations at the 92nd Academy Awards.

Netflix announces four diverse films from Anil Kapoor, Karan Johar, Srishti Arya, Anurag Kashyap, Dibakar Banerjee and Vikramaditya Motwane

Srishti Behl Arya, Director, International Original Films, India, Netflix, said, “We are making films that our members in India and around the world will love. As we continue to expand our film slate in India, we are thrilled to work with imaginative storytellers who break boundaries and choose the unexpected over the safe. We want to be a home for India’s finest filmmakers and their unique, universal and personal stories.”

Here’s a look at the four films from Netflix’s Indian slate for 2020:

Choked:

A hapless bank cashier’s life takes a turn when she finds a source of unlimited money choked in her own kitchen. The film is directed by Anurag Kashyap and stars Saiyami Kher and Rohan Mathew in pivotal roles.

Speaking on his most recent association with Netflix, Anurag Kashyap said, “I have found a home in Netflix and with every project, I do with them, I feel like I’m able to push my creative boundaries a little more. Choked is unlike anything I’ve done before, much like all my outings with Netflix, and is a story that, I believe will appeal to a varied audience.”

AK vs AK:

A brash film director kidnaps the daughter of a well-known movie star. While the star is relentlessly searching for his daughter, the director/kidnapper films the desperate search in real-time for his next blockbuster movie. The film is directed by Vikramaditya Motwane and stars Anil Kapoor and Anurag Kashyap.

Talking about the upcoming film, Vikramaditya Motwane said, “AK vs AK has an extremely, unique and gripping storyline and Netflix is the perfect platform for it because of their organic disposition to take creative leaps of faith and constantly push the envelope every single time.”

“Attempting your craft on a completely different platform is both exciting and daunting, and it’s a challenge I’d take on only with a committed streaming service like Netflix. I’ve partnered with Netflix on Selection Day and Mowgli - Legend of the Jungle in the past and am amazed at how far and wide the stories have traveled. And being able to take this leap with Vikram (Aditya Motwane) and Anurag (Kashyap) promises to be an exceptional experience. I can't wait for these stories to come to life!" said Anil Kapoor.

The Other (working title):

An anthology of four films that showcases completely different facets of the “other” angle. Shedding light on relationships and their complexities, The Other signifies the third person in a relationship - the one who breaks it, or, maybe even completes it. The film is produced by Karan Johar at Dharmatic and currently is in production. The ensemble cast includes Shefali Shah, Manav Kaul, Nusrat Bharucha, Fatima Sana Shaikh, and Jaideep Ahlawat.

Producer Karan Johar said about the film, “An anthology allows us to bring together diverse creative minds to showcase different facets of the same concept in a unique manner, and Netflix presents these beautifully. The Other is one such film that delves into the various complexities of human relationships. Each director will bring their unique vision to the table, amalgamating in a piece that many viewers across the world will definitely resonate with.”

Freedom:

Starting 25 years into the future, Freedom traces the history of a family in three stories that are intricately interwoven with the personal and ideological histories of India. The film is directed by Dibakar Banerjee and stars Naseeruddin Shah, Manisha Koirala, Huma Qureshi, Kalki Koechlin, Divya Dutta, Zoya Husain, Shashank Arora, and Neeraj Kabi.

“Freedom is the story of us regular middle-class folks. With family ties, parents, grandparents, children, loves, lies and secrets lost and suppressed over generations. It's about food, ambition, sex, and betrayal. It's about what we hide and what we wear on our sleeves, and about a past and a future that we call India. As a filmmaker, I want to move away from cinematic stereotypes, and working on Lust Stories and Ghost Stories with Netflix gave me renewed hope about creative expression in India. Freedom is the next step forward.” said Dibakar Banerjee.

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EXCLUSIVE: Varun Dhawan and Natasha Dalal to have summer wedding in Goa this year?

If all goes well, we will see Varun Dhawan tying the knot with his long-term girlfriend, designer Natasha Dalal in May this year. While Varun had kept their relationship private for a couple of years, it came into the open when he started attending all major Bollywood events with Natasha. It was in one of the seasons of Koffee With Karan, that Varun finally spilled the beans about dating Natasha and his plans to marry her one day.

EXCLUSIVE: Varun Dhawan and Natasha Dalal to have summer wedding in Goa this year?

They have gone on holidays together and Natasha is much loved by Varun’s family, especially his parents, David and Lali and his close friends. And the wedding will definitely be a big, fat Punjabi wedding. Till now, the actor who has managed to keep his private life away from prying eyes, rang in the New Year with her and his own family at a Swiss resort. After posting romantic messages about Natasha, he celebrated it with Natasha and his friends Jacqueline Fernandez, Virat Kohli, Anushka Sharma, Kareena Kapoor Khan and Saif Ali Khan.

Says a producer, “Apparently, Varun and Natasha are planning to get married in May this year. It will be a grand summer wedding, spanned over a week, with all the events including Mehendi, Sangeet and Reception—and mostly in Goa at a luxury hotel or beach resort, the way his brother Rohit had got married eight years ago to Jaanvi at Park Hyatt in Goa. A few Bollywood bigwigs have been informed to keep some dates between the second and third week of May for Varun and Natasha’s wedding free, though those dates too are being a closely guarded secret. But it won’t be a secret wedding like Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh. For Varun’s wedding, it will be band, baaja and baraat for Bollywood!”

Rohit’s wedding was a grand one where David’s friends turned up – including Ranbir Kapoor, Arjun Kapoor to his feet, Rishi and Neetu Kapoor, Sanjay and Manayata Dutt, Fardeen Khan, Anil Kapoor and many more. Varun’s one is expected to be one too, with all his (and David and Rohit's) Bollywood star friends, producers and directors expected to attend his wedding, from Sidharth Malhotra, and John Abraham, Karan Johar, Anil Kapoor and his family, Boney Kapoor, Arjun Kapoor, Ranveer Singh, Salman Khan and others. Lali, Natasha, Jaanvi are all sorting out the guest list. It’s a hush-hush plan which only a few close friends know about. For Rohit’s wedding, David’s wife Lally had already sent out e-invites asking people to block their dates from February 10 -12.”

The month of May is a crucial one for the Dhawan family. While Varun’s Street Dancer 3D releases this month, Coolie No.1 directed by David Dhawan is releasing on May 1. The source adds, “It’s a big and very important film for David, Varun and Rohit as they are producing it too with Vashu Bhagnani. They will pull out all the stops for the marketing and promotion of the movie from March onwards and once it releases, there will some time on everyone's hands to throw a wedding. Varun’s birthday is on April 24 and his wedding date may be announced on that day as it’s a special day. Though Varun has signed Shashank Khaitan’s comic thriller, Mr. Lele, which may start in March, he may get some time off in May, post the release of Coolie No 1. Apparently, Varun is working around those dates so he can take some time off and get married and then go for a honeymoon. Designer Manish Malhotra, who is very close to Varun and his family, may design his wedding outfit. Natasha is an extremely talented designer who owns Natasha Dalal Label which specialises in bridal outfits so she may design her own wedding one.”

There have been talk of Varun and Natasha’s wedding happening in 2020 as he has had a very busy last year. The school friends, who started dating each other when they were in their mid-20s and then realised that there were more than just good friends. Varun has always maintained that Natasha is his rock, anchor and the stabilizing factor in his life. Last year, there was buzz that the two had secretly gotten engaged in a private ceremony and they exchanged rings, the year before, with only family members being present. When there were reports of a December 2019 wedding, Varun had denied them saying he wasn’t getting married that year. A 2020 wedding seems more likely, given that Varun is ready to settle down.

Also Read: Varun Dhawan reveals he had a childhood crush on Shraddha Kapoor

Salman Khan's KICK 2 to release in December 2021, reveals Sajid Nadiadwala

Eid 2020 is already booked by Salman Khan, since his next film Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai is coming out on that day. But we can already tell you that 2021 is also going to be a smashing year for him. A few days back, he announced his forthcoming film Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali, which releases on Eid 2021. We have now learned that Kick 2 is also slated to release on 2021, and will come out in December.

Eid 2020 is already booked by Salman Khan, since his next film Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai is coming out on that day. But we can already tell you that 2021 is also going to be a smashing year for him. A few days back, he announced his forthcoming film Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali, which releases on Eid 2021. We have now learned that Kick 2 is also slated to release on 2021, and will come out in December. Director Sajid Nadiadwala, in a recent interview, revealed that he was working on the screenplay. He is in the process of finishing it and the makers plan to release the film in December 2021. Grand news, right? Nadiadwala also revealed that he started writing Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali way before Kick 2, and was excited to reunite with Salman after six long years. Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali will be directed by Housefull 4 director Farhad Samji. The makers are yet to lock a female lead for the film. Kick, which was also directed by Nadiadwala, and starred Jacqueline Fernandez alongside Salman.

Director Sajid Nadiadwala, in a recent interview, revealed that he was working on the screenplay. He is in the process of finishing it and the makers plan to release the film in December 2021. Grand news, right?

Nadiadwala also revealed that he started writing Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali way before Kick 2, and was excited to reunite with Salman after six long years. Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali will be directed by Housefull 4 director Farhad Samji. The makers are yet to lock a female lead for the film.

Kick, which was also directed by Nadiadwala, and starred Jacqueline Fernandez alongside Salman.

SCOOP: Riteish Deshmukh replaces R Madhavan in Bhumi Pednekar starrer Durgavati

Over a month ago, Akshay Kumar announced that he will be co-producing the film Durgavati with Bhumi Pednekar in the lead. We had earlier reported that R Madhavan will also be a part of the film. The actor had denied being a part of the project. Now, a source close to the film reveals that the actor has been replaced by Riteish Deshmukh.

Scoop: Riteish Deshmukh replaces R Madhavan in Bhumi Pednekar starrer Durgavati

The film is the remake of the Telugu film  Bhaagamathie which had Anushka Shetty in the lead with Jayaram, Unni Mukundan, Asha Sharath and Murli Sharma playing pivotal roles. While Jayaram played the antagonist in the film, Unni Mukundan played Anushka Shetty's fiance. It is yet unclear, as to which part Riteish Deshmukh has been roped in for.

Durgavati will be directed by Ashok G, who is also the director of Bhaagamathie. Presented by Akshay Kumar (Cape of Good Films) and Bhushan Kumar (T-Series), produced by Vikram Malhotra (Abundantia Entertainment), Bhushan Kumar (T-Series) and directed by Ashok G, the scary-thriller Durgavati is scheduled to go on floors mid-January.

Also Read: Akshay Kumar reveals how Bhumi Pednekar landed the role in Durgavati 

Iulia Vantur to make her Bollywood debut with Prem R Soni's Laila Majnu

Salman Khan's rumoured girlfriend Iulia Vantur's Bollywood debut has been long due. In 2018, she announced her debut film Radha Kyun Gori Main Kyun Kaala that was to be directed by Prem R Soni. Soon after, its producer Prernaa Arora found herself amid legal troubles and the film never took off. However, we now hear she has bagged a fresh film.

Iulia Vantur to make her Bollywood debut with Prem R Soni's Laila Majnu

If a recent report by a leading daily is to be believed, then Iulia has joined Soni's new film Laila Majnu, a comedy. The film, which has already rolled in London, stars Shashank Vyas, Abhimanyu Tomar and Nehal Chudasama in lead roles, and will revolve around two men trying to win over the same woman. At this stage, however, the makers want to keep everything under wraps and the actors have been reportedly asked not to share any photos or updates from the sets.

Salman, who took active interests in Iulia's professional progress in B-town, is also keeping himself updated with the shoot's progress.

Iulia, a Romanian model, earlier appeared in a music video alongside Maniesh Paul. A keen singer, she had also lent her voice to a version of Salman's Sultan track ‘Baby Ko Bass Pasand Hai’.

Mumbai businessman gets three years in jail for molesting popular Bollywood teen actor in 2017 on a flight

Mumbai based businessman Vikas Sachdeva (41) has been convicted for molesting and sexual assault of a young actor on a Delhi-Mumbai flight back in December 2017. The actress, who is a popular face in Bollywood, recently announced her exit from the film industry citing religious reasons.

Mumbai businessman gets three years in jail for molesting popular teen actor in 2017 on a flight

The special court for sexual offence against children, who heard the case, convicted Sachdev to three years of jail. In his verdict, special judge AD Deo said that he is holding Sachdev guilty under section 354 (Molestation) of Indian Penal Code and Section 8 (sexual assault) of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO). The prosecution examined seven witnesses including the former actor, a passenger, and two cabin crew members.

Back in 2017, after the incident took place, the former actor had tearfully shared her ordeal in a video that she posted on her Instagram handle. She accused Sachdeva of rubbing his foot against her neck and back while she was half asleep. She said that Sachdeva was in the seat behind her and had put his feet on her armrest.

She also tried to record the incident but failed to do so because of the dim lights. Meanwhile, Vikas Sachdeva and his wife had countered the complaint, insisting that he was returning from a funeral and was mentally disturbed and asleep when the incident took place.

Demi Lovato, Rosalia, Camila Cabello, Billie Eilish, Ariana Grande added to Grammys 2020 performers line up

Huge news! Grammys is just around the corner and the Recording Academy has made announcements about the performers. The first set up of line up included  Ariana Grande, Aerosmith, Billie Eilish, Lizzo, Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani, plus the host Alicia Keys.

Demi Lovato, Rosalia, Camila Cabello, Billie Eilish, Ariana Grande added to Grammys 2020 performers line up

On Tuesday, Recording Academy announced Demi Lovato will be returning to the stage for her performance. Another set of artists includes Camila Cabello, Rosalia, Tyler The Creator who will also perform at the grand stage.

This year, Ariana Grande is nominated in five categories including Album Of The Year and Best Pop Vocal Album for 'Thank you, next', Record Of The Year and Best Pop Solo Performance for '7 Rings' and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for 'Boyfriend' with Social House.

Billie Eilish is set to make her debut on stage with her performance and has been nominated in many categories including Best New Artist; Album Of The Year and Best Pop Vocal Album for her 2019 album, 'When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?' and Record Of The Year, Song Of The Year and Best Pop Solo Performance for album single 'Bad Guy.'

ALSO READ: Grammys 2020: Lizzo, Billie Eilish, Her, Lil NasX lead the nominations

Chhapaak director Meghna Gulzar opens up on Deepika Padukone’s visit to JNU

Actor Deepika Padukone's visit to Jawaharlal Nehru University to stand in solidarity with the students and teachers who were attacked by a mob of masked goons on January 5 led to an uproar. After the visit, a section of the people took to social media to launch vicious attacks at the actress and even started trending #BoycottChhapaak. Meanwhile, a section of people also stood up in support of the actress, including several Bollywood celebrities.

Chhapaak director Meghna Gulzar opens up on Deepika Padukone’s visit to JNU

Now, days after the release of their film Chhapaak, director Meghna Gulzar has opened up about the incident. She said that we have to be able to separate between personal and professional. She stressed that what somebody does in their personal life and what they have done as a professional in a film needs to be looked at separately. She further said that it is important to understand why the film was made and what they are trying to say through the film.

Chhapaak released on January 10 and clashed at the box office with Ajay Devgn and Saif Ali Khan starrer Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior. Talking about the clash, Meghna Gulzar said that the decision was taken by the distributors and she felt that the distributors believed that both films are different and will find their audience. The Raazi director further said that it is extremely difficult to find a solo release considering how populated the film release calendar is.

Also Read: Meghna Gulzar opens up about why she waited for the perfect opportunity to bring Deepika Padukone and Laxmi Agarwal together for a joint appearance

No wedding plans for Farhan Akhtar and Shibani Dandekar

There are reports in a section of the press on Farhan Akhtar and his girlfriend tying the knot in 2020. The imaginative though alas, grossly misleading story even sets a time limit for the wedding date.

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However when I spoke to a source very close to Farhan, the source denied any marriage plans in the family. “Farhan and Shibani Dandekar are happy as a couple. She is pursuing her singing career while he’s very busy with his acting career. They have no desire need or pressing reason to make their relationship official or legal. So no announcements, wedding or otherwise. At least not in the near future and certainly not in 2020.

When I asked Farhan about wedding plans he quipped, “Do you know something I don’t?”

Farhan and Shibani have been a couple since 2015. After he separated from his wife Adhuna, there were rumours of Farhan and Shraddha Kapoor dating. Neither of the two confirmed the rumours.

Also Read: “Can’t wait for the next round”- Shibani Dandekar writes the sweetest birthday note for Farhan Akhtar

Eros International and Maddock Films reunite for Go Goa Gone 2, film to release in March next year

If you thought that it couldn’t possibly get any crazier, Eros International and Maddock films have decided to reunite for the sequel of Go Goa Gone! The two powerhouses are coming together with the promise to provide wholesome mass entertainment like never before! The "zom-com” promises to take off where the original ended and is slated for release in March 2021.

Eros International and Maddock Films reunite for Go Goa Gone 2, film to release in March next year

Talking about this collaboration, Dinesh Vijan, founder of Maddock Films, says, “ It’s been quite a journey from 2013, and I’m so excited we’re back again with this crazy ride! Go Goa Gone redefined many things, and we are gunning to do that again. The characters have stayed with us all this while and we are thrilled to bring them back to life!
Sunil and I have had a great partnership and I’m excited to be back together especially for this film. We are finishing the final draft and we should roll by September 2020.” says producer Dinesh Vijan.

Adding to this Sunil Lulla, Managing Director, Eros International Media Ltd says, “Go Goa Gone was a very special film and one that has an immense recall. It’s attained a cult status thus making it great for a franchise. It’s been a long time since Dinesh and I have worked and I’m excited to be collaborating with him once again.”

Speculations are rife that the makers have roped in Fukrey actor Varun Sharma for the film. After the film announcement, he reacted to the post and said, "Boom!"

Go Goa Gone starred Saif Ali Khan, Vir Das, Kunal Kemmu. It was directed by Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK.

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Priyanka Chopra joins The Eternals actor Richard Madden in Russo Brothers' Amazon series

Yet another interesting project awaits for Priyanka Chopra. After wrapping up Netflix's films We Can Be Superheroes and The White Tiger, the actress is heading to Amazon with Russo Brothers' web series. Starring alongside The Eternals actor Richard Madden, the show is titled Citadel.

Priyanka Chopra joins Game Of Thrones actor Richard Madden in Russo Brothers' Amazon series

While the plot of the series is kept under wraps, the series will also have local language productions in addition to shows originating from Mexico and India. Priyanka Chopra and Richard Madden will headline the American version of the series.

Anthony Russo and Joe Russo will serve as executive producers along with Patrick Moran and Mike Larocca. Josh Appelbaum, André Nemec, Jeff Pinkner, and Scott Rosenberg will be the writers and executive producers too.

The Indian series of Citadel will be developed by Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK who recently helmed Manoj Bajpayee's The Family Man.

Priyanka Chopra is yet to sign her next film but she is working on a wedding film with Mindy Kaling, a sangeet reality show at Amazon and Ma Anand Sheela biopic.

ALSO READ: Golden Globe Awards 2020: Priyanka Chopra wiping off lipstick stains from Nick Jonas’ lips is the sweetest thing to watch today

No Time To Die: Billie Eilish turns youngest artist to write and record James Bond theme song

Singer Billie Eilish shot to stardom last year with her album When We Fall Asleep Where Do People Go. She received numerous accolades and Grammy nominations for her work. Now, she's adding another feature to her success hat.

No Time To Die Billie Eilish turns youngest artist to write and record James Bond theme song

Billie Eilish has become the youngest artist to write and record James Bond theme song. The 18-year-old singer has sung No Time To Die song and written it with her brother Finneas O'Connell. The announcement was made on Tuesday.

Daniel Craig is set to be '007 for the last time in James Bond: No Time To Die. Bohemian Rhapsody star Rami Malek will be playing the villain in this action-packed Bond film. In No Time To Die, James Bond has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica. His peace is short-lived when his old friend Felix Leiter from the CIA turns up asking for help. The mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist turns out to be far more treacherous than expected, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.

Sadak 2: Sanjay Dutt agreed to do the film on one condition

While Sanjay Dutt has multiple projects to look forward to this year, the actor is eagerly awaiting the release of Sadak 2. The film marks Mahesh Bhatt’s comeback to direction after two decades. The filmmaker had quit direction long back only to return to the sets on Sanjay Dutt's insistence.

Sanjay Dutt and Mahesh Bhatt first collaborated in the 1986 film Naam and share a great equation ever since. Talking to a daily, Sanjay Dutt said that they are nearly done with Sadak 2's shoot. He said that Mahesh Bhatt is an enthusiastic director and has not changed a bit ever since. The actor said that Mahesh Bhatt has done everything to keep up with today's times. He further said that the hours the director has put in and the efforts he has taken to lead a young crew on this film is amazing.

Sadak 2 is the sequel of the 1991 film Sadak starring Pooja Bhatt and Sanjay Dutt. The Agneepath actor said that today when he looks back he feels that it is justified to take a story like Sadak forward. Sanjay Dutt said that he first spoke to Pooja Bhatt about this and then they took it forward. He further revealed that when Mahesh Bhatt came on board to write the film, he told the filmmaker that if he does not direct the film, he will walk out of the project.

Also Read: “It’s creatively liberating as an actor!” – says KGF 2 actor Sanjay Dutt on not playing safe professionally

Raj Kapoor’s daughter Ritu Nanda passes away at 71 

Ritu Nanda, elder daughter of legendary actor Raj Kapoor passed away early on Tuesday in Delhi. Rishi Kapoor, Randhir Kapoor, Rajiv Kapoor and Reema Jain's sister Ritu Nanda was suffering from cancer. The last rites will be performed at 1.30 pm at Lodhi Road cremation ground in Delhi.

Raj Kapoor’s daughter Ritu Nanda passes away at 71 

Rishi Kapoor's wife Neetu Kapoor took to her social media handle to mourn the death of her sister-in-law. She shared a happy picture of hers with Ritu Nanda and wrote, "My dearest may your soul Rest In Peace"

 

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Rishi and Neetu Kapoor's daughter Riddhima Sahni also shared a heartfelt message for her bua on her Instagram handle. She wrote, "To the kindest most gentle person I‘ve ever met - They don’t make them like you anymore - RIP bua #missyoualways"

 

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Ritu Nanda was the mother-in-law of Shweta Nanda and grandmother of Navya Naveli Nanda and Agastya Nanda. Born in 1948, Ritu, an entrepreneur associated with the life insurance business, was married to late industrialist Rajan Nanda. Their son Nikhil Nanda is married to Amitabh Bachchan’s daughter Shweta. 

Salman Khan gets a makeshift gym in a studio in Mumbai 

After ending 2019 on a successful note with Dabangg 3, Salman Khan has resumed the shooting for Radhe. The film was announced a few months back after Salman Khan’s film with Sanjay Leela Bhansali was shelved. Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai will be releasing on Eid 2020. 

Salman Khan gets a makeshift gym in a studio in Mumbai 

Salman Khan is currently shooting for the film at Mehboob studios in Bandra. Owing to his busy schedule, the actor has set up a makeshift gym at the studio in Bandra. In the film directed by Prabhu Dheva, the actor will be seen playing a cop and is required to be absolutely fit. The actor has been training rigorously for his role in the film. The makeshift gym is set in a shipping container, the gym has all the equipment including weights, kettlebells etc. There is also a punching bag that's hung outside for the actor to practice boxing. 

Apart from Salman Khan, the film also stars Randeep Hooda, Disha Patani and Jackie Shroff. On the sets of the film, the crew greet each other by saying 'Radhe' and respond with 'Radhe Radhe'. 

Also Read: Sajid Nadiadwala started work on the script of Salman Khan starrer Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali before Kick 2

Here's why Mohnish Bahl opted out of Sanjivani

Actor Mohnish Bahl who plays Dr Shashank Gupta in the television show Sanjivani recently ended his stint on the show. In an interview with a daily, the actor revealed why he opted out of the show.

Here's why Mohnish Bahl opted out of Sanjivani

Mohnish Bahl said that his decision to quit was an amicable one. He felt that he was not able to justify his role as Dr Shashank Gupta in the current season as compared to the previous seasons. The actor said that he did not want to let down his viewers and so thought it is best to move on.

He said that when the shoot started in August 2019 his character's track was going well but things changed later. He also spoke to the makers about the same and they even tried to explore other angles which ultimately did not materialise. Bahl said that an actor can creatively enhance his character if there is clarity in track and gets the script well in advance which was not the case with him.

Mohnish first played Dr Shashank Gupta in the first season of Sanjivani which aired from 2002 to 2005. He then played the same character in the spin-off show titled Dill Mill Gaye which aired from 2007-2010. Meanwhile, there is a buzz that the makers are planning to a three-year leap with new actors.

Also Read: Daughters Pranutan and Krishaa Bahl visited their dad Mohnish Bahl on the sets of Sanjivani and it is heart-warming!

Sajid Nadiadwala started work on the script of Salman Khan starrer Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali before Kick 2

Bollywood actor Salman Khan recently announced his film that will release on Eid 2021. The actor will be collaborating with producer Sajid Nadiadwala and director Farhad Samji for the film titled Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali. This is Salman Khan's seventh collaboration with Sajid Nadiadwala.

Sajid Nadiadwala started work on the script of Salman Khan starrer Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali before Kick 2

The film produced and written by Sajid Nadiadwala is expected to go on floors by the end of 2020 and will be a start to finish schedule. The film narration took place last week and reportedly Salman agreed to do the film in the first meeting itself as the script is tailor-made for his image. The film is a family drama with lots of action.

Talking about the film, Sajid Nadiadwala said that he and Salman are collaborating after six years and it feels like their Judwaa days are back. The producer revealed that he had started writing Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali even before the sequel of Kick. He said that the film has a very different approach and the audience will love Salman in the film.

Meanwhile, Farhad Samji who will be directing Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali, is currently busy with Akshay Kumar starrer Bachchan Pandey which is scheduled to be released in December. The filmmaker plans to wrap the shoot of the same by September and then focus on the Salman Khan starrer.

On the other hand, Sajid is finishing the script of Kick 2 with writer Rajat Arora. He said that the film will go on floors after Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali and the final screenplay of the film will be ready by year-end.

Reportedly, Salman Khan is reading several scripts as he has the dates to do one more film before starting Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali. The actor is on the lookout for a non-action film.

Also Read: EXCLUSIVE: Salman Khan starrer Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali plot revealed

Jayeshbhai Jordaar: Boman Irani roped in to play Ranveer Singh’s father

Boman Irani will be sharing the screen with Ranveer Singh yet again with the film Jayeshbhai Jordaar. The duo recently wrapped the shoot of Kabir Khan's directorial '83 in which Ranveer Singh portrays the role of former cricketer Kapil Dev while Boman Irani will be seen essaying the character of Farokh Engineer.

Jayeshbai Jordaar: Boman Irani roped in to play Ranveer Singh’s father

Now, Boman Irani has been roped in for Jayeshbhai Jordaar to play Ranveer Singh's father. Confirming the news, Maneesh Sharma, who has been homegrown by YRF to become a producer now, says, “Boman sir’s body of work loudly speaks for his incredible acting prowess and we are thrilled and honoured to have him in our film. Boman sir is playing Ranveer’s father in the film and their on-screen camaraderie is something to watch out for.”

A versatile actor who has won tremendous acclaim, Boman, calls the script of Jayeshbhai Jordaar ‘rare’! He says, “Jayeshbhai Jordaar is a rare script that tells a brilliant, moving story. For me, Divyang is a writer and director to watch out for and talent like him comes once in many, many years. He has written something exceptionally thought-provoking that delivers a powerful message in the most entertaining and humorous manner. It is a pleasure to collaborate with YRF on this special project that I’m sure will touch the hearts of the audience across our country.”

Boman is again teaming up with Ranveer after '83 and he hails the young superstar as a ‘powerhouse performer’. He says, “Working with Ranveer is always fun. He is a powerhouse performer who gives his all in every scene and as an artist, it is amazing to creatively collaborate with such people. I’m playing his father in the film and we have a very interesting relationship for people to find out when they see the film.”

Directed by debutant writer-director Divyang Thakkar, Jayeshbhai Jordaar is a humourous entertainer set in Gujarat and Ranveer will be seen playing the role of a Gujarati man. In the first look that was released by YRF which broke the internet, the superstar was seen to have visibly transformed himself again, shedding many kilos and looked unrecognisable as a Gujarati man. Ranveer as Jayeshbhai is the unlikely hero who will be seen championing the cause of women empowerment.

Also Read: 10 Years Of 3 Idiots: Boman Irani reminisces about his iconic character Virus

Sharad Kelkar replaces Rana Daggubati in Ajay Devgn starrer Bhuj: The Pride of India

A few days ago it was reported that actor Rana Daggubati has stepped out of the Ajay Devgn starrer Bhuj: The Pride of India citing date and health issues. Now, the makers have found a replacement in actor Sharad Kelkar. The actor is being appreciated for his portrayal of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj in the recently released film Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior.

Sharad Kelkar replaces Rana Daggubati in Ajay Devgn starrer Bhuj: The Pride of India

Sharad Kelkar confirmed the news recently. He said that the film has a lot of action and Rana might take a couple of months to recover. He said that he and Abhishek Dudhaiya (director) know each other from their struggling days.

Earlier, Sharad Kelkar had worked with Ajay Devgn in Milan Luthria's film Baadshaho (2017) and before that in the 2008 TV show Rock-N-Roll family, as host and judge respectively.

Sharad will be seen playing an army officer in the film. The actor said that as a child he always wanted to join the army. He is happy that he will now get to wear the uniform. Kelkar begins shoot for the film in a week.

Earlier, Parineeti Chopra too had dropped out of the film and was recently replaced by Nora Fatehi. Meanwhile, Bhuj has been slated to release on Independence Day 2020. The Abhishek Dudhaiya directorial also features Sanjay Dutt, Sonakshi Sinha, Ammy Virk in pivotal roles.

Also Read: Rana Daggubati drops out of Bhuj: The Pride Of India for health reason or date issue?

Kalki Koechlin gets chatty about pregnancy on The Tara Sharma Show

The Tara Sharma Show Season 5 has been receiving praises from both fans and the industry. Having a variety of guests from various walks of life the very inspirational talk show has had some amazing guests so far and the latest to join host Tara Sharma Saluja was actress Kalki Koechlin. One a mother-to-be and one a mother of two had an amazing interaction throughout the episode.

Kalki Koechlin gets chatty about pregnancy on The Tara Sharma Show

While both the ladies were seen talking about a lot of things, the highlight was to see a pregnant Kalki Koechlin chat about motherhood and pregnancy with Tara. While both the gorgeous ladies discussed being multi-cultural, Tara also asked Kalki if she would be doing things like her parents did. Sharing her views on the same, Kalki said, “There are good things and bad things, I am going to pick some from my parents, and not take others. What I love is they have been very organic in terms of the community we grew up in, in Pondicherry. My mom had a natural birth at home, there was no epidural. I am also having a natural birth in a clinic, and will have the option of medicine if it’s needed.”

Tara also pointed out that even though it’s painful, it is all worth it. Later, Kalki took some honest advice from Tara who is a mother of two, when Tara shared her birthing experience. And though it was very beautiful to see the two mothers share their experiences, Kalki also gave a very good suggestion to all the expecting mothers and their families when she said, “I have been through so many tough parts and I feel like men are so clueless about it. If you are a partner or family member find out some of these things. My first trimester was a lot of vomiting, weakness and I was really not in good shape. So people in a pregnant woman’s life should have some information on all of that.”

Sharing her experience of being in a conversation with Kalki Koechlin, Tara says, “Kalki and I chatted about lots of fun and meaningful things. Her pregnancy, celebrating differences, climate change, saving the planet and more.”

Co-produced by Tara Sharma Saluja and her husband Roopak Saluja’s company BANG BANG and directed by Ishita Puri, the Tara Sharma Show Season 5 airs every Sunday on Star World at 11:30 am and on The Tara Sharma Show at noon.

Tumhari Sulu director Suresh Triveni signs three films with Vikram Malhotra's Abundantia Entertainment

Acclaimed filmmaker Suresh Triveni, has joined hands with Abundantia Entertainment, led by Vikram Malhotra, to co-produce and direct his next two feature films. He will also bring his creative genius to an Original Series that he is developing for the company, as Creative Director.

Tumhari Sulu director Suresh Triveni signs three films with Vikram Malhotra's Abundantia Entertainment

Triveni, whose debut feature film, Tumhari Sulu, made waves at the box-office and within critic circles, became one of the most talked-about films of 2017. It also went on to receive immense recognition at various award shows. A noted filmmaker in the advertising world too, Triveni continues to work on prestigious and award-winning campaigns for leading brands and agencies. With this new development, Triveni takes the next step to create a portfolio of multiple projects and expands his role from direction to creative production.

Set to go on floors in 2020 and 2021, the writing for all 3 projects is on in full swing. While one film will be an emotional-thriller, the second will be an evocative and quirky comedy-drama. With this announcement, Abundantia Entertainment is all set to enhance its content portfolio with the addition of Suresh Triveni’s creations.

Director Suresh Triveni is thrilled about this collaboration. He says, “After Tumhari Sulu, it took me a while to pull myself out of the universe of Sulu which I had been living in for a couple of years. While I was going through this hibernation, I met Vikram Malhotra. We jammed on various subjects and I realized stories that excited me, resonated with Vikram too. I am very excited that Abundantia has decided to partner with my creative vision for these two films and the series, and I look forward to this journey together.”

Vikram Malhotra, CEO - Abundantia Entertainment, echoes his sentiment. “I am delighted that a creator of Suresh’s caliber has chosen to make Abundantia his creative think-space and home for his next ventures. I am confident that with his versatility and brilliant storytelling, we will create engaging and impactful content. With this collaboration, we hope to take Abundantia’s high quality, novel and engaging story-telling to the next level.”

Suniel Shetty opens up about allegations of interfering in daughter Athiya Shetty’s film Motichoor Chaknachoor

In April 2019, actor Suniel Shetty was served a notice for allegedly interfering in her daughter Athiya's movie Motichoor Chaknachoor that released in 2019. Now, the actor has finally spoken up about the matter. Talking to a daily, Suniel Shetty said that he never interferes in Athiya’s films and that all the allegations were a lie. The actor said that the producers Rajesh and Kiran Bhatia said what they wanted to but they never gave any explanation back then as it was somebody else’s film and did not want to get involved.

Suniel Shetty opens up about allegations of interfering in daughter Athiya Shetty’s film Motichoor Chaknachoor

The film's producers had sent a legal notice to Suniel Shetty back on March 13. The legal notice read, “Mr Suniel Shetty has no right, title and or interest in the said film and has no capacity or any authority to either directly or indirectly discuss or take any decisions, negotiate, strategies or overlook the edit or in any manner interfere or be involved with the film Motichoor Chaknachoor or with its cast, crews, technical teams or coordinate with the studio involved with the film or its creative and marketing teams or post-productions or any person connected or with the trade. If done so, it shall be considered as trespassing and breach of confidentiality at its own risk, cost, and consequences.”

Suniel Shetty said that between the producer and him, both of them is aware that who is lying and who isn’t. Having worked with several producers and directors in the industry, the Mohra actor also said that he knows where to draw the line. He said that his conscience is clear and that he is definitely not wrong.

The Athiya Shetty-Nawazuddin Siddiqui starrer that released on November 15 received a mixed response both at the box office and among the critics.

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Bigg Boss 13: Paras Chhabra opens up about his baldness; reveals reason behind hair loss

On Saturday, Bigg Boss 13 contestant Paras Chhabra spoke about his baldness and reveals that reason behind losing hair, it is the first time that the contestant who has been wearing a wig spoke about it openly.

Bigg Boss 13: Paras Chhabra opens up about his baldness; reveals reason behind hair loss

During the Weekend ka Vaar episode, acid-attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal, on whose life the Bollywood film Chhapaak is based on, entered the house and asked the contestants to talk about the hard-hitting experiences that have shaped their life. Paras Chhabra spoke about his childhood days when he used to stammer and revealed that he was mocked because of it. He said that this was the reason he thought that he will never make it to the acting industry.

Paras also spoke about using a hair patch. Talking about the reason for him losing hair, Paras said that he has done a lot of modelling and because of heat and excessive hair products, he started to lose his hair. He further said that just like girls wear hair extensions, he uses a wig.

Earlier, during a task inside the house, Paras' hair patch had come off. The video went viral and he was trolled for the same on social media. Besides Paras, Vishal Aditya Singh, Madhurima Tuli, and Aarti Singh also shared their bitter experience with the viewers.

Also Read: Bigg Boss 13: Arti Singh reveals facing rape attempt at the age of 13 

SCOOP: Hrithik Roshan approached by Dharma Productions for film on Indian spymaster RN Kao

A few days back, Karan Johar had announced that he will be adapting Nitin Gokhale’s book R.N. Kao: Gentleman Spymaster to the silver screen. The film will be jointly produced by Karan Johar's banner Dharma Productions and Still and Still Media collective.

Hrithik Roshan approached by Dharma Productions for film on Indian spymaster RN Kao

The makers have now approached Hrithik Roshan for the role. According to a source, "Hrithik Roshan has been approached by Dharma Productions for the film that they announced last week. The actor has shown interest in the film, but is yet to sign the project."

Meanwhile, the film will tell the story of the real-life Indian spymaster Rameshwar Nath Kao who founded India’s external intelligence agency R&AW and how he became a success story in the world of international espionage.

With two super hit films in 2019 (Super 30 and War), Hrithik Roshan has now become one of the most bankable actors at the box-office and is being currently approached for several projects.

Meanwhile, Karan Johar is currently doing a recce in London for his upcoming directorial Takht. The film is a period drama and stars Kareena Kapoor Khan, Vicky Kaushal, Ranveer Singh, Anil Kapoor, Janhvi Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, and Bhumi Pednekar.

Also Read: On his birthday, Hrithik Roshan reflects on 20 years since his debut in Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai

EXCLUSIVE: Salman Khan starrer Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali plot revealed

The sudden startling announcement of and by Salman Khan of his latest project entitled rather significantly Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali raised quite a few eyebrows. Why announce a film for Eid 2021 which is a year-and-a -half away? Looks like there is a well thought-out strategy to this seemingly premature move. Apparently the Salman Khan starrer Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali is a film relevant to, or rather a counterpoint to, the present-day politics in India.

EXCLUSIVE Salman Khan starrer Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali plot revealed

“In this atmosphere of polarization and toxicity, the need of the hour is messages of harmony and peace. Cinema has been a sincere platform of secularism in our country; Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali will take the cinematic experience back to the days of films like Yash Chopra’s Dharmputra and Dhool Ka Phool. It addresses the issue of Hindu-Muslim amity,” says an informed source.

Apparently the source for the plot is Salman Khan’s own family. “His father is Muslim. His mother is Hindu. Helen Aunty is a Catholic. Salman’s family is a living example of communal amity. The film’s plot will be similar. It will portray the ups and downs in a family which celebrates both Eid and Diwali with equal fervour. It will be Salman’s homage to the enduring spirit of oneness and brotherhood, a counterpoint to the currently vitiated atmosphere in the country,” says the source.

Also Read: Salman Khan announces his next project, Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali

South Korean group EXO's singer Chen announces his marriage, reveals fiance is pregnant

South Korean group EXO member is getting married. Singer-songwriter Chen, real name Kim Jongdae, has announced that he will be getting married soon to his non-celebrity girlfriend. He also hinted that his fiance is pregnant when he mentioned a blessing came his way in his handwritten letter.

South Korean group EXO's singer Chen announces his marriage, reveals fiance is pregnant

In a personal letter which was shared on EXO fanclub app, Chen wrote, “I had been discussing with the agency and our members because I wanted to announce the news at least a little bit earlier so I wouldn’t surprise you. Then, a blessing came my way. I am also taken aback, as I cannot do what I had planned with the agency and members, but this blessing has given me more strength.”

The letter reads:

Hello, this is Chen.

I have something to say to my fans, so I wrote this letter. I don’t know how to start, so I am very nervous. I wanted to be the first one to tell my fans who I love so much, so I am leaving this post even with my lacking sentences.

I have a girlfriend who I want to be with for the rest of my life.

I was worried and concerned with what would happen with my decision, but I wanted to let everyone know early so my members, the company and especially my fans who are proud of me wouldn’t be surprised by the sudden news, so I talked it out with my agency and the members.

During that time a blessing came to me. I was shocked because I wasn’t able to take part in the plans that I had made with the members and the company. But, this blessing gave me strength and courage. I thought about how and when I should reveal the news but I didn’t want to wait any longer so I am carefully revealing it to you all now.

I am grateful to my members for genuinely supporting and congratulating me and to our fans for always giving us so much love. I will always be grateful for all of you and will continue to do my best in the position I am in.

Thank you always".

SM Entertainment, Chen's agency, has confirmed the wedding will be held in a private ceremony with close family and friends.

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Sanjay Gupta confirms third installment in Shootout franchise will be more about gang wars

In August, last year, Bollywood Hungama reported that filmmaker Sanjay Gupta will collaborate with producer Ekta Kapoor for the third installment in the Shootout franchise. Rumours are rife that it will be reportedly called Shootout At Byculla.

Sanjay Gupta confirms third installment in Shootout franchise will be more about gang wars

Confirming the same, Sanjay Gupta recently said that they have started working on the script and it will be more about gang wars of Mumbai. The director said that Shootout at Lokhandwala was known to many but Shootout at Wadala was unfamiliar to a cinegoer in Bhopal. When asked whether it is titled Shootout At Byculla, he said naming it would limit its reach by making it Mumbai centric. They want to explore as the story is really powerful and want the next installment to be pan India film.

Earlier, it was reported that the new installment will be an amalgamation of several shootings and encounters in Byculla, Mumbai. The team of writers has gone back and forth to understand what story they want to say. And they have even referred to S Hussain Zaidi’s book, Byculla To Bangkok. While the process of writing is still under works, Sanjay Gupta is keen on bringing together the cast of the first two installments. If everything falls into place, they’ll roll out in the first quarter of 2020.

Meanwhile, Sanjay Gupta is Mumbai Saga which is produced by Bhushan Kumar’s T-Series. Set in the 1980s-1990s period, it stars John Abraham, Emraan Hashmi, Mahesh Manjrekar, Suniel Shetty, Prateik Babbar, Gulshan Grover, Rohit Roy, and Amole Gupte.

ALSO READ: MUMBAI SAGA FIRST LOOK: John Abraham is an angry gangster, Emraan Hashmi turns cop in Sanjay Gupta directorial

Is Khotey Sikkey a spin-off of the 2002 film Kaante? Sanjay Gupta reveals

In 2002, filmmaker Sanjay Gupta made the Hindi remake of Quentin Tarantino's Reservoir Dogs titled Kaante. The film stars Amitabh Bachchan, Sanjay Dutt, Sunil Shetty, and Mahesh Manjrekar among several others.

Is Khotey Sikkey a spin-off of the 2002 film Kaante? Sanjay Gupta reveals

Recently, in an interview, the director was asked if he will be making a spin-off to Kaante even though the six protagonists shoot each other at the end of the film. Talking to a tabloid, the director revealed that he has another script with the spirit of Kaante. He said that the story is about six Indians who pull off the ultimate heist and he will be calling it Khote Sikkey.

In December 2019, Sanjay Gupta had announced that his company White Feather Films has acquired the rights of Rakshak, a thrilling graphic novel about a vigilante superhero. He also said that it is India's first graphic novel to be made into a massive and ambitious feature film which will be directed by him.

Currently, Sanjay Gupta is shooting his next directorial titled Mumbai Saga starring John Abraham and Emraan Hashmi. Mumbai Saga, having 1980s and 90s as the backdrop, is said to revolve around the underworld, mill owners, and police of those times. The film also stars Jackie Shroff, Mahesh Manjrekar and Suniel Shetty.

Also Read: Sanjay Gupta acquires the rights of graphic novel Rakshak, to direct an ambitious feature film 

Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan offered Rs. 1.5 crores for a 3 hour show to promote a baby care brand?

Kareena Kapoor Khan and Saif Ali Khan turn heads wherever they go. The couple is often accompanied by their three-year-old son Taimur Ali Khan, who has achieved celebrity status ever since his birth. According to reports, the power couple has been offered a heavy remuneration to appear in an endorsement for a baby care brand.

Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan offered Rs. 1.5 crores for a 3 hour show to promote a baby diaper brand?

Reportedly, Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan have been signed on as the face of a popular brand of diapers. The report further states that the couple is being offered Rs. 1.5 crores for their first appearance for an event today.

The brand has been reportedly trying to get Saif and Kareena on board for over a year now. While their star power is the primary reason for approaching the two, the popularity of Taimur Ali Khan is also another reason. The buzz is that Saif and Kareena had earlier declined the offer, but gave it a thought again after the brand officials persisted over the past few months. It was only recently, did they decide on becoming the face of the brand. Today, at the 3-hour event hosted by the brand, the couple is expected to take home a check of Rs 1.5 crores.

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