Bigg Boss 12: Varun Dhawan and Salman Khan will be rapping together; Anup Jalota and Jasleen Matharu to be sent on a date!
It seems that the Weekend Ka Vaar with Salman Khan will have a lot of interesting elements in store for the audience. Bigg Boss 12 has already kicked off on an interesting note with controversies hovering around the show, as attacks and counterattacks have already started making news. The latest update on that front is that Varun Dhawan is the first celebrity to make an appearance who will coming to promote Sui Dhaaga – Made In India. On the other hand, Bigg Boss is also planning to introduce an interesting twist in the Anup Jalota and Jasleen Matharu story.
Coming to the entry of Varun Dhawan, interesting activities are being planned along with the actor during the show. If reports are to be believed, keeping up with the theme of the film, contestants will be asked to stitch pillows and the one who can sew maximum number of them will be declared a winner. Varun will be the supervising the activity. On the other hand, Salman Khan too will come into Sui Dhaaga mode and will be sewing his initials SK on a scarf.
If that wasn’t all, we will the Judwaa actors rapping together. Reports suggest that Varun Dhawan and Salman Khan will be rapping on ‘Tamma Tamma’ from Badrinath Ki Dulhania. Besides that, the session will turn further musical with all the musicians present in the house, which includes Anup Jalota, commoners Deepak Thakur and Urvashi Vani. The actor too will be joining them as he will croon to some of his own chartbusters.
Also, we hear that the makers have planned something special for Anup Jalota and Jasleen. Considering the current ongoing gossip about their alleged relation that has created a furor amongst Bigg Boss followers, it seems that the organizers of the show have decided to add some drama. It is being said that a special room will be introduced where this music couple will be sent on a date.
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Chandraprakash Dwivedi’s Mohalla Assi starring Sunny Deol and Sakshi Tanwar to release on November 16
The wait ends, as Sunny Deol and Sakshi Tanwar starrer Mohalla Assi helmed by filmmaker Dr. Chandraprakash Dwivedi will finally have its theatrical release on November 16 this year. The film was cleared with ‘A’ certificate after a prolonged legal battle with CBFC causing delay in the release of the film for over two years.
The announcement was made with a motion poster released on social media today. Those who are not aware of the backstory, the hurdle for the makers began when the application for certification of the film was submitted to Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) in March 2016. The Revising Committee of the board, however, had refused to issue a certificate for exhibition of the film stating that the form and content of the film were highly derogatory of humans, culture and religion, including but not limited to mythology and was laden with abusive, explicit content. They also stated that the makers are misusing the freedom of expression.
Producer Vinay Tiwari then appealed to the Film Certification Appellate Tribunal (FCAT), which in November 2016, directed the producer to carry out 10 cuts/modifications and resubmit the film for its consideration. Contending that the FCAT order had a damaging effect on the theme of the movie, Tiwari challenged it in Delhi High Court through a writ petition. Thirteen months of appearing in court and 11 hearings later, they reserved a certificate.
Presented by Crossword Entertainment in association with Wisdom Tree Productions, Mohalla Assi is based on Kashi Nath Singh’s book Kashi Ka Assi that dissects the politically-charged events of 1990 and 1998, including the Ram Janmabhoomi issue and the implementation of the Mandal Commission. The film comprises of a stellar ensemble cast with Ravi Kishan, Saurabh Shukla, Mukesh Tiwari and Rajendra Gupta among others.
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Sacred Games: Shoot of season 2 of the Saif Ali Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui starrer series is said to be postponed
Sacred Games, which has become quite a topic of discussion amongst the youth, is currently facing a small setback when it comes to shooting. After a thrilling first season, the series which is based on the novel by the same name, was all set to kick off its second season this month. However, we hear that the shoot has been pushed further. While further details on when the filming will commence has been kept under wraps, there are two different theories that are being speculated to be the reason behind the delay.
The OTT platform Netflix which was backing this show and it also marked their first association since Sacred Games is India’s first original Netflix series. Considering the same, the show also kicked off on a humongous budget. Recent speculations have it that despite the increasing popularity of the show amongst youth, the show hasn’t been able to gain expected profits. It is being said that the series is quite niche and hence it appealed to only certain section of the audiences.
Owing to the same, due to the comparatively low returns, reports suggest that Netflix officials are now reconsidering the budget for season 2 of the show. So they have apparently decided to meet the makers in order to reevaluate the budget of the show.
On the other hand, publicists of the actors have mentioned in reports that the reason behind the delay is the hectic schedules of the stars. Nawazuddin Siddiqui is expected to Motichoor Chaknachoor in the next few days while he has already kicked off the shoot of the Rajinikanth starrer, his South debut Petta. As for Saif Ali Khan, he is yet to finish the shoot of Navdeep Singh’s Hunter and a shoot schedule of 15 days is yet to be complete. After that, the actor is supposedly starting another film.
Keeping in mind all these factors, they have maintained that the shoot of Sacred Games 2 is expected to start only in November.
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Akshay Kumar donates Rs. 5 lakhs to acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal
It’s been more than established that Akshay Kumar has always been vocal about his love for the nation and the people who have been struggling in their lives. Time and again, he has helped many in need and once again he has done the same. This time, the actor has donated whopping amount of Rs. 5 lakhs to acid attack survivour Laxmi Agarwal.
Akshay Kumar recently came across the story of Laxmi Agarwal who is jobless since a year now and is on the verge of getting evicted from her house. After reading the news recently, the actor reached out to provide her monetary help. Akshay Kumar revealed his contribution is a very small gesture. The actor said that he wanted to help so Laxmi coule once again get on her feet and find herself a job with dignity without having to worry about her house rent and other kinds of stress. He said that she should be able to feed her child. He added that no amount of awards, medals or accolades help in surviving. One has to help through practical ways as well.
Laxmi Agarwal became the victim of acid attack when a stalker disfigured her face. She had to undergo several surgeries. She later became dedicated to help those in need and fight against the crime and spread awareness about it. She was even felicitated by former First Lady of United States, Michelle Obama in 2014.
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Kajol to make a special appearance in Karan Johar's Takht?
The revived and renewed friendship between Karan Johar and Kajol, who had fallen apart because apparently Karan said rude things about Kajol’s family, is not just a social obligation. Apparently Karan is all set to sign Kajol for a very special appearance in Takht, the multi-starrer Johar is directing and which features some of the biggest stars of Bollywood.
Kajol, it seems, will be invited to make a fleeting appearance. A close friend of Karan spills the beans. “It would have to be that way. Kajol has always been a part of every film that Karan has directed from Kuch Kuch Hota Hai to My Name Is Khan. In Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna, Kajol didn’t feature as one of the leads. But she made a fleeting appearance in a party song, because Karan considers her a lucky mascot. Then shit happened between them, all thanks to a mutual mischief-maker who carried tales from Karan to Kajol’s husband Ajay Devgn. After their fight, Kajol did not appear in Ae Dil Hai Mushkil. It is the only film directed by Karan Johar which does not feature Kajol. But now she will be seen in a very special appearance in Takht.”
Let’s hope this time this friendship doesn’t get ruptured again.
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Bigg Boss 12 Day 5: Kriti - Roshmi become First captains, Sreesanth ABUSES Shivashish
Bigg Boss 12 has started with a bang and almost a week is over into the game by now. Thanks to the controversial contestants and their antics, the show is already a lot of traction. The day 5 started with Bhajan king Anup Jalota exchanging sweet nothings with his girlfriend on show Jasleen Matharu, much to the entertainment of other contestants. While the housemates were started to get comfortable with each other, Bigg Boss announced new task for captaincy. Because, the boys messed up the first task (Bigg Boss press conference) Bigg Boss stripped off their right to nominate for the captain and empowered all women to choose one contender from singles and couples in the house. After much discussion, inmates nominated Roshmi Banik and Kriti Verma from the couples and Dipika Kakar from singles.
After this, a new task was introduced to decide who will finally become the first captain of the house. Bigg Boss made Anup Jalota Rajkumar and turned Dipika, Roshmi and Kriti into princesses who have to woo him and get roses from him to win. They start wooing him. Roshmi turns to swimming while Kriti and Dipika literally dance to Jalota’s tunes as he sung ‘Baby Doll Main Sone Di’. Respective teams destroy roses of opponents to make their person win. While everyone was busy in task, Sreesanth and Shivashish got into a tussel. Sree abused Shivashish which led spoiling atmosphere of entire house.
Finally, Roshmi and Kriti manage to get more roses hence win the task. Dipika Kakar was left pretty upset as she did not take her losing lightly. The episode ended with contestants getting all tensed over the fight with Sreesanth and Shivashish. As usual everyone else got sucked into it, especially Khan sisters who seem to have a penchant for tiffs and controversies.
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Anushka Sharma signed as the new face of Softline Leggings
Popular Indian premium leggings brand - Softline Leggings, is set to revamp their brand identity, and get on-board a new face - youth icon, Anushka Sharma as brand ambassador. Softline leggings, from the house of Rupa & Company Limited; one of India’s largest knitwear organization, has always pushed the envelope in terms of innovation, variety and comfort. Their primary customer base is young, fun-loving women, making actor Anushka Sharma an organic fit to represent the brand. Her youthfulness and passion resonates well with the overall consumer psyche.
With its new mantra, ‘Effortless You’, the brand aims to reach out to young women, who are comfortable in their own skin and live life on their terms, effortlessly! Softline fulfils their need for comfortable yet stylish clothing, in 100+ colours to suit their every mood.
Speaking about the new brand identity, Mr. Vikash Agarwal, President and Brand Director, Rupa & Company Limited, said, “Softline is a premium leggings brand. Its revolutionary fabric and colour variety make it a unique proposition for customers, which no other competition offers. The new philosophy ‘Effortless you’ resonates with the brand and we are happy to have Anushka Sharma on-board who imbibes this motto. She has an emotional connect with the TG and fits perfectly with our new positioning.”
Brand ambassador Anushka Sharma said, “I am happy to be associated with Softline Leggings as it connects with young adults who want to be comfortable in whatever they do or wear. The brand is focused towards its clientele and offers various designs that are contemporary and cool.”
Shocking! Salman Khan BLAMED by Remo D’souza for Race 3 debacle?
Salman Khan’s Race 3 did not do well at the box office and well there were lot of things that did not go for the makers in the movie. Director Remo D’souza spoke about the same and shockingly hinted that Salman was to be blamed, somewhere, for the Race 3 debacle at the box office. He said that writer Shiraz Ahmed wrote a script essentially for a grey character in the movie but well, there was a thought that Salman cannot be portrayed in a grey shade in the movie and it sort of got confusing. He later hinted that the role was not portrayed well and therefore it did not come across well in front of masses. Remo was also of the opinion that he bowed to pressure and did not put his foot down in case of creative differences which should not have been the case. Well, it is great that Remo is taking accountability for the debacle of the film.
We wonder how Salman will react to this. The superstar is now busy with Bigg Boss 12 and also with his ambitious next Bharat with Katrina Kaif, Disha Patani and Sunil Grover. The movie is an adaptation of a hit Korean film Ode To My Father and is being produced by Atul and Alvira Agnihotri. Salman now badly needs a hit after Race 3 debacle but looks like he has left bygones, bygones. We don’t know what his reaction might be after hearing what Remo has to say about him and Race 3.
Apart from acting, he is also producing LoveYatri where he is introducing his brother in law Aayush Sharma with Warina Hussain. He recently changed the name from Loveratri to LoveYatri to avoid dispute over the title.
Priyanka Chopra's production Bhoga Khirikee to release on October 26
Jahnu Barua's Bhoga Khirikee produced by Priyanka Chopra’s Purple Pebble Pictures and Shahnaab Alam’s Easterly Entertainment will be the opening Film at the 2nd Guwahati International Film Festival. The Film will be screened during the Opening Ceremony of the GIFF at the Srimanta Sankaradeva Kalakshetra on the 25th October’2018.
Bhoga Khirikee also marks the debut of Purple Pebble Pictures and Easterly Entertainment in Assamese cinema. The film stars stellar performers like Zerifa Wahid, Seema Biswas, Joy Kashyap, Sanjay Khargharia, Kasvi Sharma, Mohommed Ali Shah and Bishnu Khargharia.
The film is slated to release on October 26, 2018. This was announced at a press meet in Guwahati attended by Pabitra Margherita, the Chairman of Jyoti Chitraban, Monita Borgohain, Festival Director of GIFF, Producers, Dr. Madhu Chopra and Shahnaab Alam, director Jahnu Barua, lead actor Zerifa Wahid, composer Ibson Lal Baruah, singer Anindita Paul, art director Phatik Baruah and Executive Producer Sartaj Alam.
The film has songs written and composed by Ibson Lal Baruah, sung by Anindita Paul and Ibson Lal Baruah. Camera work in the film is by Suman Dowerah and Art design by Phatik Baruah. Amrit Pritam Das has done the Sound design for the film, while it has been edited by Hu-en Barua. Debajit Changmai will do the Final Mix of the film.
SCOOP: Remo D'Souza out of Salman Khan’s Race 4?
It is no longer a careless whisper. The big new director - superstar dosti between Remo D'Souza has suffered a big dent because of the mortifying debacle of Race 3. Sources say, Remo will no longer be directing Race 4 which is being planned for 2019.
A source very close to the development reveals, "Remo was constantly 'directed' by Salman Khan during the shooting of Race 3. In fact the entire cast including Anil Kapoor took directions from Salman. Remo could feel the project going out of control. But there was nothing he could do about it. When Salman Khan takes charge you either comply or you leave. Kabir Khan chose never to work with Salman after Tubelight was ghost directed by Salman. Remo also won't be returning for Race 4."
It isn't clear who will direct Race 4. But sources say it won't be Abbas-Mustan who directed the first two Race films. Salman had turned down Abbas - Mustan's Baazigar and decided never to work with them.
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SHOCKING! Manmarziyaan controversy: Anurag Kashyap lashes out on Sikh critics, CBFC and Eros
Anurag Kashyap is controversy’s favourite child and not one movie is released without ruffling feather and by now the entire industry is used to it. His first romantic offering Manmarziyaan released on September 14 and was appreciated by masses as well as critics but a few members of Sikh community had a problem with the lead actors smoking as it hurt Sikh sentiments. Anurag then gave out a statement and a detailed apology. Later, we exclusively told you that the makers had to bow down to the pressure and delete scenes where Abhishek was smoking. Following this, RTI activist Jasvir Singh took to Twitter to formally announce this with a statement, “Thanks to @anuragkashyap72 & Censor Board to accept the responsibility & delete the scenes. It's an irony that when Anurag Kashyap wanted to solve the drug problem with @UdtaPunjabFilm_, it had so many cuts by CBFC but in @manmarziyanfilm when it was unnecessary, CBFC let it go.” This sort of irked Anurag Kashyap who sarcastically took a jibe at Sikh activists, CBFC and Kishore Lulla of Eros International.
Anurag tweeted, “Congratulations . Hereby all problems of Punjab are solved and Sikh youth have been saved. Happy to be back in LaLa land again. Next time you are threatened by a film please call Kishore Lulla directly on +91 986******1. Eros knows how to solve matters in minutes.” Check it out below:
This led to Anurag getting more angsty and posting this:
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Ayushmann Khuranna stuns family by staying blindfolded at his home for Andha Dhun!
Ayushmann Khuranna has pushed the boundaries of perfectionism during his preparations for Andha Dhun. The versatile actor plays the role of a blind pianist in Sriram Raghavan’s anticipated thriller and to play the role perfectly, Ayushmann did something remarkably experimental that even shocked his family!
“Ayushmann, through his performances, have time and again proven that he is a powerhouse of talent. He left no stone unturned for Andha Dhun. Before Ayushmann started shooting for the film, he decided to stay blindfold for hours in his house and tried to navigate and do house work. Obviously, his family was extremely supportive of his experiment. This really enabled Ayushmann to get into the psyche of his character and feel his vulnerability and fighting spirit despite the odds,” reveals a source.
“You don’t really have too many reference points as to how you can understand the mind of a visually impaired person. I did my own experiments during the preparations which helped me get into the skin of my character. Staying blindfold at home made me understand how hard daily life could be. I understood the mind of the person, the psyche and how survival instincts are the only things that matter. I’m glad my family supported me through this phase. This film has certainly pushed me to the edge and I’m thankful to Sriram sir for believing in me. I feel I have become a better actor after doing this movie,” says Ayushmann.
Andha Dhun is set to release on October 5 across India.
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Manmarziyaan bows to protests, cuts smoking scenes
Producer Aanand L. Rai and director Anurag Kashyap have been forced to cut out scenes showing Abhishek Bachchan smoking in Manmarziyaan and Abhishek is not happy about this.
While the actor, who is overjoyed with the response to his performance, is unable to speak on record, a source close to Abhishek says, "Abhishek was very happy to play a Sikh for the first time since his grandmother Mrs. Teji Bachchan was Sikh. But his joy has been diluted by these unexpected protests. He would never do anything to hurt the Sikh community."
Former chairperson of the censor board Pahlaj Nihalani is alarmed to hear about the alleged cuts. "If after the censor board had cleared the film with no cuts and the makers have decided to give in to outside pressures and cut scenes then it is a very wrong precedent. Once the censor board clears a film, no power on earth can stop any scenes".
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Bigg Boss 12 Day 3: Sreesanth APOLOGIZES to Khan sisters, nominations leave the house divided
Bigg Boss season 12 has started and it has already started creating a lot of controversies. But more the masala, better the TRPs, right? This time around the theme of the show is Vichitra Jodis and the house has a mix of celeb and commoners...they are either playing in a pair or are single. With three days into the game, first week nominations have been declared and first task was also introduced but not completed, thanks to S.Sreesanth’s non co-operation. The third day started with Khan sisters Somi and Saba agitating the housemates over Sreesanth’s jibe to them. Sreesanth was all set to walk out of the house with the Khan sisters calling him out over his rude behaviour. Karanvir Bohra and others convinced him to stay on and apologise to Khan sisters for using the word 'upbringing’ Sree and the Khan sisters finally hugged it out as the former apologised and the drama ended right there.
Next day, it was the nominations day. There is a clear demarcation seen in the way housemates nominate each other. It is clear celeb vs commoners. The jodis nominate Srishty and Dipika and save Sreesanth, Karanvir and Nehha, Srishty Rode, Karanvir Bohra, S Sreesanth, Dipika Kakar and Nehha Pendse nominate Kriti Verma-Roshmi Banik, Somi Khan-Saba Khan and Shivashish Mishra-Sourabh Patel. Kriti Verma got very emotional because she did not expect to be nominated. All the in mates got divided in groups and started discussing and started discussing strategies to further stay in the game. Shivashish Mishra and Sourabh Patel had a tiff because Sourabh felt his partner was not taking much effort around the house. Meanwhile, frustrated with nominations Kriti and Urvashi got into a fight over washroom hygeine.if this was not enough, the episode ended with a bang as Sreesanth and Shivashish got into a fight.
Stay tuned to get all updates on this controversial reality show right here!
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Mahesh Bhatt returns to direction with SADAK 2; Alia Bhatt, Aditya Roy Kapur, Sanjay Dutt, Pooja Bhatt make OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT
Earlier this month, it was finally confirmed that Mahesh Bhatt will be finally working with his youngest one Alia Bhatt in Sadak 2. The talk about a sequel to Sadak was in news for a while but nothing concrete was happening until now. With Alia Bhatt on board, the Bhatts are finally coming together. Along with Alia, Sanjay Dutt, Aditya Roy Kapur and Pooja Bhatt will be in the star cast. Interestingly, today the official announcement has been made as it is Mahesh Bhatt's 70th birthday and it marks his return to direction after 23 years.
Alia Bhatt, this morning, took to Twitter to make the official announcement of Sadak 2 with a short teaser containing rushes from the original film which starred Pooja Bhatt and Sanjay Dutt. Alia simply wrote, "SADAK 2 ❤️❤️ @MaheshNBhatt @PoojaB1972 @duttsanjay #AdityaRoyKapur #MukeshBhatt @VisheshFilms #Sadak2."
Vishesh Films also announced the release date which is March 25, 2020. The film is set to go on floors next year. "27 years ago, a love story won your hearts. A timeless tale. The next chapter begins... @MaheshNBhatt’s #Sadak2 in cinemas 25th March 2020! ," they wrote alongside the teaser.
Sadak was not only a commercial blockbuster but went onto achieving cult status and etched itself in people’s hearts as one of the greatest love stories of the time that has endured until date.
With his trademark candor and brutal honesty, Mahesh Bhatt describes the feeling of being back in the driver's seat as director for Sadak 2. “Like the spider gets its thread from his own guts. The narrative of Sadak 2 is pulled out from my lived life. It's a film about living, loving and dealing with the anguish of the loss of a loved one."
What is interesting is that, Sadak 2 will also see the Bhatt sisters uniting with their father for the first time for a film.
Mukesh Bhatt adds, "Though I have made so many films in the 32 years of Vishesh Films, Sadak has a very special place in my heart because it's one of the most iconic hits of my career. My gladiator Mahesh Bhatt is back to perform in the arena once again. Sanjay Dutt and him have a magical past and they share a bond which is beyond professional understanding. With Alia coming on board,Pooja being there and my daughter Sakshi, who is the co-producer of the film - The three sisters will be seen performing important roles. I feel it is a very emotional moment for me to see this happening. Sadak is not just a project for me, it is very close to my heart. I know this journey will be the most fulfilling experience that I have had in so many years as a filmmaker and I am looking forward to it."
Alia Bhatt is working for the first time with father Mahesh Bhatt and sister Pooja Bhatt. Sanjay Dutt, who is close friends with the Bhatts, is returning to the Bhatt camp after 23 years since he did Gumraah in 1993. Aditya Roy Kapur is also returning with Vishesh Films after his 2013 blockbuster Aashiqui 2 which put him on the map.
Aditya Roy Kapur and Alia Bhatt will reportedly essay the role a young couple. Meanwhile, Sanjay Dutt is set to reprise his original role as Ravi. The original Sadak revolved around a taxi driver who falls in love with a woman forced into prostitution and battles with her pimp in order to free her. A Mukesh Bhatt Presentation of a Mahesh Bhatt Film, Sadak 2 is a Vishesh Films Production and is slated to release on 25th March 2020.
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NTR Biopic star Rana Daggubati is in love with Amitabh Bachchan from Thugs Of Hindostan and here’s the proof!
Rana Daggubati has had an amazing start to the year, with Baahubali continuing to weave its magic around the world. His forthcoming film, NTR Biopic too has been making news for all the right reasons. Despite some intriguing projects that keep him busy, Rana Daggubati likes to take some time out for spending time on social media. And recently, when he came across the much awaited look of Amitabh Bachchan from Thugs Of Hindostan, he couldn’t stop himself from writing about it on the platform.
Rana Daggubati took to Instagram as he was left completely impressed with the avatar sported by Amitabh Bachchan. The megastar had shared his Thugs Of Hindostan avatar as Khudabaksh on social media and reposting the same as his Instagram story, Rana captioned the image as, “One and Only.” Here’s a glimpse of what he shared on the said platform:
For the uninitiated, Rana Daggubati and Amitabh Bachchan have starred together in the Ram Gopal Varma film Department. The film also featured Sanjay Dutt in a prominent role. Although they haven’t reunited on screen since then, it seems that Rana continues to be a fan of Mr. Bachchan and now adding to it is also the look of the star which seems to have left the South celebrity quite awestruck.
Coming to the recently released look of Amitabh Bachchan, the actor is expected to play the role of a thug named Khudabaksh in this period drama that is set against the colonial rule of British in India. The posters of Thugs Of Hindostan will be releasing across the week as a part of the film’s promotional campaign. Starting from Amitabh Bachchan, now the next poster to release is that of Fatima Sana Shaikh. Followed by these, the makers will be giving a glimpse of the looks donned by Katrina Kaif and Aamir Khan too from the film.
Directed by Vijay Krishna Acharya, Thugs Of Hindostan is slated to release on November 8, during the occasion of Diwali.
Here’s why Sanju star Ranbir Kapoor thinks that success can’t be taken seriously
Well, from Besharam to Bombay Velvet to Jagga Jasoos, Ranbir Kapoor faced a series of flops, the reason why his position amongst the top Bollywood stars wavered. While his contemporaries and seniors tasted success and were climbing up the career ladder, Ranbir’s unconventional choices failed to impress audiences and the actor was on a low phase in his career. But he wasn’t the one to let go and decided to yet again go with his gut feeling when he signed on Sanju, the story of another unconventional superstar – Sanjay Dutt. And this one worked wonders! It raked in heavy moolah and brought up him back amongst the current successful league. In recent reports, the scion of Kapoor Khandaan discussed about success and failures.
In the said interview, Ranbir Kapoor revealed that success is an easy path but failure is a very difficult one. The actor confessed that when one is successful the emotions are very different since everyone is full of praises but failure is a teacher. He went on to describe the feeling as something where we get a hard slap on the face and we don’t even realize.
Further, he went on to add that he doesn’t give himself too much importance because he believes that he is just an average actor and a below average person who got too many great opportunities. He is quick to assert that he does believe in himself and has the confidence to do something in his life. However, he reasoned that the reason why he doesn’t give too much importance is that he is just an actor and not someone who saves the world.
Coming to the work front, Ranbir Kapoor will next be seen in Brahmastra alongside his alleged ladylove Alia Bhatt. The superhero film, directed by Ayan Mukerji, has been extensively shot in Bulgaria and Mumbai and also features Amitabh Bachchan, Mouni Roy amongst others in prominent roles. Followed by that, the actor will also feature in the Vaani Kapoor, Sanjay Dutt starrer Shamshera and Luv Ranjan’s untitled film alongside Ajay Devgn.
Bigg Boss 12 FIRST week nominations: Anup Jalota - Jasleen Matharu, Nehha Pendse, Dipika Kakar and Khan sisters in danger zone
Bigg Boss 12 has started with a bang and we are shook how things escalated quickly within the first two days in the house and well, we already have the list of first nominations of this week! The names include Anup Jalota, Jasleen Matharu, Nehha Pendse, Dipika Kakar, Soma and Somi Khan. Now, we are a little shocked at this list because each and every nominated contestant is a STRONG and already have garnered enough buzz. The viewers know and identify with them already. That might be another reason why the fellow in mates have voted him out because it is always profitable to put strongest contestants in danger zone to eliminate competition. This is the oldest trick in the book. Here are the reasons why we fell these contestants have been nominated, other than being strong.
Jasleen Matharu-Anup Jalota
They did not prove to be strong pair after the first task. While all the other contestants questioned their stand on their relationship, they were not able to neither justify the same nor hold on to their ground. But all said and done, they have already created a lot of hoopla with their unconventional relationship.
A known face from the television industry, Nehha was unable to explain why she is stronger than Deepak Thakur and Urmila Vani. She is opinionated and has clear headedness which makes her a strong contender. This might be the reason she is already nominated.
Honestly speaking, Dipika is in one of the SAFEST zones if audience vote is being considered. A popular face on TV, Dipika already won hearts after she put her foot down in a tussle with the controversial Khan sisters. A single contestant, she is powerful enough to emerge victorious in the first week nominations.
Soma and Saba Khan
It is not surprising that the Khan sisters have been nominated. They irked nearly everyone in the house by staging fake fights with Shivashish and later were agitated with S Sreesanth’s behaviour. They are perceived as trouble makers and hate mongers in the house and therefore are nominated in the first week itself.
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Bhoot Hoon Main Returns! The title track of Urmila Matondkar starrer Bhoot will be remade for this film
Despite the ongoing trend of remaking cult chartbusters for upcoming films, the remake of this particular song has taken by a surprise. The track in question is the gothic and scary number, ‘Bhoot Hoon Main’ from the Urmila Matondkar, Ajay Devgn starrer Bhoot. And no points for guessing that the track will be used for another horror film titled Lupt that will have Jaaved Jaaferi and Vijay Raaz in lead roles.
While the song was initially picturized on singer Sunidhi Chauhan [since it was more of a promotional track for Bhoot], in this one Natasha Stankovic is expected to play the role. Interestingly, this number too would be choreographed by Shabina Khan who choreographed the earlier one too. Confirming the developments, Khan has mentioned in reports that she hopes that this remake version too will receive the same love from the audience that they gave to the earlier version.
Another intriguing fact about Lupt is that it is directed by Prabhuraj who has assisted Ram Gopal Varma in the past. Readers may be aware that Bhoot is one of the most popular works of RGV and it is known for its spooky elements. Now that the filmmaker is making his directorial debut with this horror film, he maintained in reports that this would be a tribute of sorts with this song. Speaking on the song, director Prabhuraj said, “I started with Ram Gopal Varma as location manager in 2000 with film Jungle and then met Shabina while assisting RGV in 2007. Shabina was choreographing the songs for RGV’s film. She had promised me she would do the songs of my film whenever I make my debut as a director and after so many years here she is recreating ‘Bhoot Hoon Main’ for us.”
“Since the film has horror element we were thinking of creating a promotional song and then someone suggested we’re create the title track from Bhoot since it fits perfectly with the theme of the film. I am happy things have fallen in place so well. The song should be out next week,” he added
Lupt is slated to release on October 5. If reports are to be believed, the film is inspired by a true story and stars Karan Anand, Meenakshi Dixit amongst others.
Manmarziyaan: Anurag Kashyap REACTS to FIR filed against him for disrespecting Sikh sentiments
Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap is controversy’s favourite child and it is now a common knowledge that every movie he comes up with will court some issue with masses. His recently released Manmarziyaan is getting a lot of positive response from critics and masses but a section of Sikh community is not very pleased with a few particular scenes in the movie and the way Sikhs, their faith has been depicted in the movie. RTI activist Gurvinder Singh Chadha filed a complaint with the police in Haldwani accusing Kashyap of not showing Sikhs in a respectful way. Kashyap has finally released a statement reacting to this issue. He said:
“I am not in India and I have been reading about the Sikh community feeling offended by the smoking scene. This film is not commenting on a community, it talks about individuals and their choices. Every step of the way, we asked for guidance from Sikh people for the film. When we shot the sequence in Gurudwara, we were told we can’t shoot them getting married as it can’t be faked so me made the actors do only “Mattha tekna”. When we were shooting scenes, no member of crew was allowed to smoke inside the houses. When we shot the smoking scene, it was shot on the street and there were close to 150 people watching the shoot. We asked before doing the scene and were told that he has to take the Turban off before he smokes away from his house. We were also shown how Robbie should take the turban off with both hands and how he should hand it over and how the cousin should take it. Most of the 150 people in the crowd were sikhs and we were told that’s how it is. We created what we saw with our own eyes and after discussion. It was never the intention to hurt the community and why would we do that when we got so much love from them. The city of Amritsar opened their hearts and doors to us and everything was done with utmost care. Not a single thing was shot without guidance. We wanted to show things the way they are. No religion teaches crime or anything anti-humanity, yet those things happen. It doesn’t mean they are offending the religion. Manmarziyaan is a story of three individuals and not their religion. I am sorry if anyone feels genuinely hurt but I would also request that please don’t make this unnecessary political because it’s not. I have always put out things the way they are without an agenda. Technology does not allow us to cut a scene and it affects the story telling. So I definitely cannot do that now. To those whose hurt is genuine, I offer a genuine apology, that wasn’t my intention. And for those who are doing it for attention, I am glad you have got the attention.”
The movie stars Taapsee Pannu, Vicky Kaushal, Abhishek Bachchan in lead roles and the film is running in packed theatres.
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Amyra Dastur injures herself on sets of Mental Hai Kya
Amyra Dastur has been busy with a lot, from surprising her brother with a family vacation, to becoming a comic writer for her upcoming web series. The actress has had a busy few months and is also currently acting with Rajkummar Rao and Kangana Ranaut in Mental Hai Kya for which she has begun shooting recently.
The actress who is extremely dedicated to her craft had a little incident on the sets while shooting. Amyra and Rajkummar were shooting their scene near some bricks in a studio. They had practiced the scene a few times but when the director said, ‘action’ she tripped on something and fell directly on the bricks and hurt both knees which began bleeding profusely. After cleaning the wounds, the actor who was still in pain decided to finish all her scenes before heading to the hospital to get tetanus shot. During her scenes, Rajkumar joked about putting a mattress underneath in case she fell again but as they understood her plight they completed the shoot early.
When asked about her whole fall, Amyra said, “I wanted to use the pain and discomfort in my scene because I knew it would definitely better my performance. I also knew I had to get a tetanus shot and get my wound cleaned since there were still little pieces of the brick stuck inside. The whole team was really sweet. Rajkummar asked the team to lay mattresses down in case I would fall again. Prakash changed the schedule and made me finish off all my scenes as soon as possible so I could leave early and go straight to the hospital. All the AD’s kept checking on me to see if I was OK or if I needed anything. It was a 2pm - 2am shift and I was done by 10pm. By 11:30pm my tetanus shot was done and my wounds were dressed and cleaned. At 2am sharp I had messages on my phone from the entire crew and cast asking if I was Ok. I guess they kind of think of me as the baby on set since I’m the youngest and most hyper person on set. I always look forward to shooting with the team for this reason. This is definitely one set where I’ve been treated so kindly and where people truly take care of one and other.”
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Alia Bhatt opens up her wardrobe for fans (read details)
Alia Bhatt is all set to host an auction of choicest clothes from her wardrobe for her fans and of course, she is doing all this for charity purpose. But now even you can own statement pieces from Alia’s wardrobe. The sale will be online and the earnings from the same will go to a couple of causes including Co-Exist which Alia feels passionate about.
Alia Bhatt’s initiative is called ‘Mi Wardrobe is Su Wardrobe’ to share handpicked favourites from her personal closet for charity. The first wardrobe was displayed at the Stylecracker Night Market in Mumbai and proceeds went towards providing eco-friendly solar lamps to economically backward families living in darkness in Kikkeri Karnataka - lighting up their homes and their lives.
Alia is an ambassador for Daan Utsav this year which will take place from October 2 to 8 and her fans across the world will now have the opportunity to pick outfits from Alia’s wardrobe and support a good cause at the same time. Proceeds from this second wardrobe will support The Corbett Foundation, a not-for-profit that works with local communities to protect wildlife.
Speaking about Daan Utsav, Alia said, ‘Daan Utsav is all about celebrating giving and is an opportunity to contribute your time, money, materials or skills to a cause that you feel passionate about. The response to wardrobe 1 was super and I’ve decided to share my wardrobe once again during Daan Utsav to benefit the environment and support animal welfare. The wardrobe will be hosted online on SaltScout this time, giving people all over the country and the world a chance to purchase garments and shoes from my closet and support the work of The Corbett Foundation.’
Komal Hiranandani, Founder of SaltScout, said, “SaltScout is honoured to facilitate Daan Utsav’s powerful movement and the important work of The Corbett Foundation. We are thrilled to see Alia Bhatt leading the way in sharing handpicked pieces from her personal wardrobe to open new fundraising avenues, drawing in participation from her fans in this festival of giving.”
"Through my ecological initiative Coexist, we’re constantly thinking of ways to educate and engage communities to help protect the environment. ‘Mi Wardrobe is Su Wardrobe’ is one way to help the planet and look great while you're at it!” said Alia, signing off.
Alia is just back from Bulgaria after shooting for Brahmastra in Sofia with beau Ranbir Kapoor. Back home, she is working on Kalank with Varun Dhawan, Madhuri Dixit, and Sanjay Dutt. She said that she feels lucky to be in same frame as Amitabh Bachchan (her Brahmastra co-star) and Madhuri whom she shares screen space in Kalank. Now, we sure have become very excited for them to collaborate on screen. In personal space too Alia seems very content as she is in a steady relationship with Ranbir Kapoor. With every day, it seems like they are getting closer and taking their relationship on a new level. There have been talks of the two getting married too. And both their parents approve of their each other. Professionally, Alia had a good year with Raazi raking in good moolah at the box office.
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Bigg Boss 12: Couple Anup Jalota and girlfriend Jasleen Matharu are NOT sleeping together in the house, here’s why!
Bigg Boss 12 makers have ensured that this time around, they will pull out their big guns to ensure that the show gets picked up. The theme this season is Vichitra Jodi. The name is self-explanatory. There is a crazy mix of commoners and celebrities this time around too but its not just that. There are a few couples while rest are single contestants on the show. Just two days into the show, and the inmates and already creating lot of controversies on the show. One of the most talked about jodis of the show is: Bhajan King Anup Jalota and his 28-year-old singer/dancer girlfriend Jasleen Matharu. There is a startling age difference of about 37 years between the two which has led to everyone question their relationship on the show and outside. Just a day into the show, and there were memes circulating on Anup Jalota on the internet. Amidst all this, the Vichitra Jodi is trying to maintain some dignity and play the game honestly, which is expected of them anyway.
In unseen grab from the show, one saw Jasleen quickly grabbing a single bed which made Anup Jalota perplexed. One would expect them to share bed as they are a couple but well, Jasleen chose a single bed which led Anup to take a bed outside. One heard Jasleen assuring him that he will get another partner. After Jasleen took the bed, Anup said, “Toh main dur hogaya, hum khule main soenge." Jasleen said, "Toh aap kahan pe ho abhi? Aap ek kaam karo, wait karo, apko partner mil jaega koi (Do one thing, wait! You'll get a partner)."
Since this is the most talked about Jodi, we think they will go far in the show. It also helps that Anup Jalota is a known name and his personal life is as controversial as it gets.
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Sonam Kapoor to begin work on Battle Of Bittora in 2019
Sonam Kapoor is riding high on the success of her last film Veere Di Wedding. The actress is currently busy with the shooting of The Zoya Factor which adapted from a book. The film stars Malayalam star Dulquer Salmaan. But, in the last two years, the actress has acquired rights to two different novels that will be made in the coming years. One is ‘Battle Of Bittora’ by Anuja Chauhan and other is Krishna Udayasankar’s novel ‘Govinda’.
As for Battle of Bittora, the actress recently revealed that the film is set to go on floors next year. Sonam Kapoor recently revealed that after finishing work on The Zoya Factor, they are planning to begin work in 2019.
Last year, Sonam also acquired the rights of Krishna Udayasankar’s novel ‘Govinda’, which is said to be an Indian mythological thriller that is the first part of three books that are a modern retelling of Mahabharata. Speaking about Govinda, Sonam Kapoor stated that they are currently trying to figure out whether the adaptation would be on celluloid, Television or on a digital platform. However, with movies like Padmaavat and Baahubali being successful at box office, the actress hopes that the audience would enjoy it on the big screen. While they are trying to figure it out, it will definitely take one to two years.
On the work front, Sonam Kapoor will be next seen in Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga which stars Anil Kapoor, Rajkummar Rao and Juhi Chawla. The film is slated to release on February 1, 2019.
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BREAKING: Salman Khan changes Aayush Sharma - Warina Hussain's film name to Love Yatri
Salman Khan just took to Twitter to change the name of brother in law Aayush Sharma’s movie. So now the film which was previously titled Loveratri will be known as Love Yatri! He announced this with a quirky funny message in his style on Twitter. The movie is slated to release on October 5 and is a debut film of Aayush Sharma and Warina Hussain. It is being produced by the Salman Khan Films and is a love story set in Gujarat. The first look of the movie was unveiled in August. Both Aayush and Warina have been traveling all over the country to make sure that they promote the movie well.
Check out Salman Khan's tweet below:
It clearly seems that the makers have changed the name of the film to avoid the controversies that the name has been creating. There have been cases and complaints registered against Salman and the cast members over hurting the feelings of Hindu community with the title Loveratri that is similar sounding to the festival of Navratri.
The film is set during the festival of Navratri in Gujarat and hence the title Loveratri was finalised. But now the changed title also goes along with the story of the film because according to the trailer, Warina Hussain is a NRI who comes down to India during the festival of Navratri. Since yatri means a traveller in Hindi, this title works too.
Hope the masses take to this change positively. Apart from producing Love Yatri, Salman is busy with Bigg Boss reality show and filming for Bharat with Katrina Kaif.
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Lust Stories inspires another anthology; brings together national award winners, Mahesh Manjrekar, Priyadarshan, Pradeep Sarkar and Aniruddh Roy Choudhury
After Bombay Talkies, the group of filmmakers, Karan Johar, Zoya Akhtar, Anurag Kashyap and Dibakar Banerjee came together for another anthology of sorts, Lust Stories. The success of the film has boosted the concept of anthology and now another set of filmmakers are all set to join hands. This time, we will see a blend of works created by four national award winners, namely, Mahesh Manjrekar, Priyadarshan, Pradeep Sarkar and Aniruddh Roy Choudhury.
The films made by these directors are expected to be revolving around relationships and deal with its complexities. Mahesh Manjrekar maintained that when it comes to his film from the anthology it is currently under the pre-production stage and that actors will be roped in from all across India for his story. However he didn’t divulge much about the plotline.
On the other hand, Priyadarshan confirmed about the developments adding that the shoot for his film will kick start in 10 days. He also informed that all the four stories revolve around being cheated in love and his one too is based on the same theme. He revealed that his story will revolve around the unconventional story of a young man and an elder woman. Along with screenplay co-written by Suchanda, his film will star Aditya Seal and Vishwaroop fame Pooja Kumar.
While Pradeep Sarkar too is expected to start work on his film soon, there are no details about the film that Pink director Aniruddh Roy Choudhury will be working on. Coming to Pradeep Sarkar, the filmmaker is also currently busy with the release of the Kajol film Helicopter Eela, which is slated to release on October 12.
Yet another intriguing fact about this anthology is that it will be shot in varied locations from the country. Starting from Mumbai, the film will travel across Kolkata, Delhi, Pondicherry, Chennai and Uttar Pradesh.
BREAKING: Parineeti Chopra paired opposite Rajkummar Rao in Anurag Basu's next
Anurag Basu is achieving a casting coup of sorts for his next, the sequel to his hit film Life In A Metro. We have now learnt that Anurag has signed Parineeti Chopra. We had earlier reported that Rajkummar Rao has been brought on board for the film. And now it has been further revealed that the actress is being paired opposite Rao in the film for the first time.
Confirming the same, a source close to the development of the film said, “Parineeti has always wanted to collaborate with Anurag because she loves his films and his vision to make something extraordinarily different. Anurag too has loved Parineeti’s acting skills and finally their collaboration is happening for Life In A Metro sequel. Anurag is pairing her up with Rajkummar Rao. Since both actors are considered superb at their craft, it will be a pairing to watch out for!”
For the uninitiated, Life In A Metro was an anthology of sorts that eventually gets connected with each other. The prequel featured many actors like Shilpa Shetty, Shiney Ahuja, Kangana Ranaut, Sharman Joshi, Konkana Sen Sharma, Irrfan Khan, and Kay Kay Menon amongst others. The film deals with the complex web of relationships set against the backdrop of the urban, modern and corporate world.
On the other hand, Anurag Basu is collaborating with both actors for the first time. Interestingly, Parineeti Chopra already has an interesting line up of films and she is already featuring in another sequel, Namaste England that features her opposite Arjun Kapoor. Besides that, the actress will be seen alongside Dibakar Banerjee’s Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar, Akshay Kumar’s Kesari and Jabariya Jodi with Siddharth Malhotra.
As for Rajkummar Rao, he was last seen in Stree. The actor will next be seen in films like Made In China, Mental Hai Kya amongst others.
90s Rewind: Katrina Kaif’s sister Isabelle Kaif and Sooraj Pancholi to recreate Dil Hai Ki Manta Nahi song in Time To Dance
We all know about the much talked about debut of the sister of Katrina Kaif, Isabelle Kaif. It will be the second Bollywood film of Sooraj Pancholi. The film in question, Time To Dance, as the name suggests is all about dancing. And while it is expected to feature some interesting tracks, recent buzz is that the makers are planning to take us back to the 90s, the Dil Hai Ki Manta Nahi days.
The rewind to the 90s is because Isabelle Kaif and Sooraj Pancholi are all set to recreate the number ‘Adayein Bhi Hai’. Dil Hai Ki Manta Nahi, directed by Mahesh Bhatt, was a rom-com featuring Pooja Bhatt and Aamir Khan and the said track featured the two of them. As for the remake, we hear that a few contemporary elements will be added to resonate with the current generation. From new lyrics to a contemporary style, the new version is expected to feature some interesting twists.
If recent reports are to be believed, the leads, Isabelle and Sooraj have already shot for the song in Dover in Kent. Furthermore, we hear that the film’s director Stanley D’Costa himself choreographed for the number. For the uninitiated, Stanley has helped Remo D’Souza in some of his best dance works.
Besides this song, another important track in the film will have Punjabi superstar Diljit Dosanjh lending voice for it. Reports have it that this song, composed by Tanishk Bagchi, will be picturized on Sooraj Pancholi.
Readers, who have been keeping a track of the film Time To Dance, will be aware that Isabelle Kaif plays the role of a Latin and ballroom dancer, whereas, Sooraj is expected to groove on Salsa, Zumba and Bachata styles. The film will also have Waluscha De’Sousa as a dancer too and Saqib Saleem in the role of a lawyer. Shot extensively in London, the film is expected to release next year.
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Priyanka Chopra REVEALS that she is asthmatic since childhood but she encourages many to live their dream
Of late, Priyanka Chopra has been a lot in news and the reason is – well, her engagement with Nick Jonas that continued to find its way in news reports. However, right now, the actress created a buzz once again after she made a shocking revelation that has left many in mere shock but at the same inspired many to dream big. Priyanka recently confessed that she has been asthmatic since five and that she has never hidden the fact.
Priyanka Chopra took to Twitter to join hands with a recent initiative for asthma patients, Breathe Free which aims at showcasing the importance of inhalers over tablets for asthma patients. The ad for the Breathe Free campaign was shared on social media by the actress herself and in the same post, she spoke about how she was diagnosed with asthma at the age of five but her doctor-mother always knew the importance of inhalers over tablets.
The ad encourages asthma patients to live Berok Zindagi [Carefree life] and also asserts that the illness can be combated well with inhalers. Speaking of her own battle with asthma, Priyanka said, “Those who know me well know that I'm an asthmatic. I mean, what’s to hide? I knew that I had to control my asthma before it controlled me. As long as I’ve got my inhaler, asthma can’t stop me from achieving my goals & living a #BerokZindagi.”
She posted the ad that was shared Breathe Free on their official Twitter handle. The initiative not only thanked the actress for coming on board for the campaign but also for sharing her story with everyone.
On the work front, Priyanka Chopra is expected to feature in the Bollywood film The Sky Is Pink, which is directed by Shonali Bose. The film will feature her opposite her Dil Dhadakne Do co-star Farhan Akhtar and Secret Superstar actress Zaira Wasim. It is based on the real life story of motivational speaker Aisha Chaudhary who was detected with pulmonary fibrosis.
Varun Dhawan - Anushka Sharma signed as ambassadors of Skill India Campaign
Varun Dhawan and Anushka Sharma, through their much awaited film Sui Dhaaga - Made in India are saluting India’s entrepreneurs and skilled workforce, especially home-grown artisans, craftspeople and weavers who are making the country proud the world over. Dhawan plays a tailor named Mauji and Anushka plays his wife and embroiderer Mamta. Innocent yet ambitious, they dream big of making a name for themselves.
The Sui Dhaaga stars have been signed on to promote and endorse the Skill India Mission, chaired by the Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. The film highlights the untapped potential of India’s talented craftsmen and skilled workers at the grass-root level and the challenges and issues faced by them. Varun and Anushka, the star cast of the film, have partnered Skill India and will dedicate time to promote India’s skilled talent and their fine work by engaging with them across different parts of the country.
Speaking about this association, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas and Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, said, “Varun Dhawan and Anushka Sharma, through this unique film Sui Dhaaga - Made in India, are bringing to focus the incredible skills and talent of our home-grown artisan and craftsmen community. It is really heartening to see actors like them doing a film that has such a significant social message. India is one of the youngest countries in the world; and it is a matter of great pride for us to see such dedicated and passionate skilled youth with entrepreneurial skills in our country who are bringing name and fame to the nation with their work.”
“I wish this endorsement by both actors encourages and influences the youth to take up skill training and earn a better livelihood for themselves and help us in creating the New India envisioned by Honourable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi,” he further added.
Led by the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE), Skill India aims to standardize vocational training — both new-age and traditional skills — helps in creation of latest infrastructure, ensures industry partnerships to extend technology support to make the youth more employable and assists in creating opportunities of employment for the youth of our country. This has led to more than 1 crore youth joining the Skill India Mission every year and transforming their lives through better livelihood.
Varun Dhawan said, “Prime Minister Modi has displayed incredible vision and genuine foresight in aiming to organise, skill, train and give financial support and backing to our craftsmen, artisans and similar workmen. We are proud to be promoting this campaign that we feel extremely close to like our movie Sui Dhaaga that celebrates self-reliance and entrepreneurship’’
Anushka Sharma added, “Skill India Campaign reflects the government’s determination to include and support the talented skilled force of the country. While making Sui Dhaaga, we came across so many stories of talented, skilled crafts people and artisans who don’t get a fair chance to showcase their talents.”
The Skill India Campaign has brought about multiple policy interventions though its Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Policy, comprehensive changes in the Apprenticeship Act of 1961 and introducing the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) which together aims to provide best-in-class training to our workforce and formally recognize their skills. MSDE’s Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) program under PMKVY recognizes the skills and experience gained through years of working, bringing about a major shift from un-organized sector to the organized sector.
Sanjay Leela Bhansali under pressure to direct another costume drama
After three back-to-back costume dramas Sanjay Leela Bhansali is under pressure to do one more of the same -- a typical Bollywood trade known as killing the goose that lays the golden egg. Sources say the director would like nothing better than to move away from his signature tune. However Bhansali's co-producers insist that he do yet another 'controversial ' costume drama replete with songs and dances and other trademark Bhansali tropes.
Says a source very close to the director, "SLB wants to make a contemporary comedy, genre he has never done before. But chances are those swords and sabres will be brought out again because the rattling of those weapons seems to indicate a tinkling of coins at the box office ".
Not only is Bhansali being motivated by market forces to make another costume drama he is likely to cast Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh again. The director has already done three costume dramas (Ram Leela, Bajirao Mastani and Padmaavat) with the same pair.
Sad to see our cinema stereotype not only stars but also star -directors. Imagine if K Asif made Mughal-e- Azam all his life!
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Anushka Sharma thinks her Sui Dhaaga co-star Varun Dhawan will make a great husband to Natasha Dalal
Varun Dhawan and Anushka Sharma are all set to impress us with their chemistry in Maneesh Sharma's next: Sui Dhaaga! Anushka and Varun have already created ripples with their onscreen avatars Mamta and Mauji. Aside from Anushka Sharma's memes which rocked the internet, there has been a lot of interest on the story of the film. Both leads are not leaving any stone unturned to promote the movie and have been running from pillar to post, engaging the masses with their new offering. Anushka and Varun were recently at the India Today Mind Rocks Delhi 2018 where they spoke about their film and more.
Anushka was asked about Varun as a co-star and she had most amazing things to say about him. She went a step further and said that Varun is not just a great co-star but also must be an awesome boyfriend and will be a surprise husband. She said, "He is the nicest guy that I have worked with, there is no doubt about it. He is genuinely respectful towards women. I'm sure he is a great boyfriend and I also think he will make a great husband." Now we are sure Natasha Dalal agrees with her. Varun has spoken a lot in the past about him wanting to get married, settle down and have kids. He has also mentioned that he is in great space with his girlfriend Natasha Dalal and will marry her when the time is right.
Professionally also he is going great. He has established his credibility as a viable actor at the box office and has also attempted to give us amazingly versatile characters on screen. His next movie is Karan Johar’s Kalank with Alia Bhatt.
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Kriti Sanon juggles between Housefull 4 and Luka Chuppi despite being unwell
Many actors take that extra mile to showcase their dedication towards their projects. Kriti Sanon is no different. In fact, the actress is ready to go a step beyond for her forthcoming films as she is working on them despite being unwell. Kriti is apparently juggling between the schedules of Luka Chuppi and Housefull 4 and due to the same the actress fell sick.
If reports are to be believed the hectic schedule of the films affected the health of Kriti Sanon. A source close to the actress spoke about the same saying, “Owing to her busy routine Kriti Sanon fell sick, however, the actress continued the schedule and is shooting for her upcoming next Housefull 4 in Jaisalmer. The actress who is juggling multiple projects has been running on a hectic schedule, hopping from one film set to another.
Kriti Sanon, who recently wrapped her schedule for the upcoming film Luka Chuppi, is currently shooting for Housefull 4 in Rajasthan. She confirmed the news of her falling sick on social media wherein she posted an Instagram story of her being sick and trying desi kadha for a speedy recovery to continue the shoot.
On the work front, Kriti Sanon has an exciting year to look forward to with projects like Housefull 4, Luka Chuppi, Panipat and Arjun Patiala. Housefull 4 will see Kriti reunite with her mentor Sajid Nadiadwala after her debut film Heropanti. The actress plays the leading lady opposite Akshay Kumar for the first time in this film.
As for her other films, Kriti will have Diljit Dosanjh, Kartik Aaryan and Arjun Kapoor as her leading men in Arjun Patiala, Luka Chuppi and Panipat respectively. Speaking of her current schedule, while she is shooting some important sequences for Housefull 4, the actress has also started her extensive prep for the period drama Panipat.
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Ajay Devgn is keen to drop his intense image with his next
Ajay Devgn wants a change from the intense brooding image that he has acquired over the years. He is now doing the film entitled De De Pyar De which promises to be the most fun-filled rom-com of his career with debutant director Akiv Ali.
Luv Ranjan who produces the film says it’s a light bubbly rom-com. “Ajay has done a lot of fun stuff in the Golmaal series. But his romantic films have largely been intense brooding, dark. This time the romance is in the fun mode. Audiences will get to see him like never before,” says Luv Ranjan.
Devgn’s co-star in this unusual romantic outing is Rakul Preet Singh. “After watching Ajay romance Rakul, love on the screen will never be the same again,” promises Ranjan. And it isn’t just Devgn who dropping his intense image for a romp in the realm of rom-com. The super-intense Tabu too is in it for fun.
Says Luv Ranjan, “I can’t believe I am working with one of the greatest actresses of our country. She is so much fun. You’ll see her in a completely different avatar in this film. Ajay and Tabu have shown their fun side in Golmaal. But this is a completely different ballgame.”
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Mohanlal lashes out at a reporter after a question on Kerala nun rape case and later, apologizes on social media
Just not too long ago, there were many reports about the Kerala nun rape case that spread like wild fire. Jalandhar Bishop Franco Mulakkal was accused of allegedly sexually assaulting the complainant between 2014 to 2016 and the nun who has now filed a complaint against him. The case has grabbed the attention of many, from celebrities to politicians to activists who have extended their support to the case. Followed by the same, recently, when Mohanlal was questioned on the case during his press meet for the flood relief work of his foundation, he is expected to have slammed the journalist on the matter.
Mohanlal recently held a press conference to discuss the flood relief work of his NGO ViswaShanti Foundation that works towards many social causes including helping the underprivileged. Considering the current condition in Kerala post the massive flood destruction, the Mollywood superstar has been working towards projects related to flood relief. During the same, one of the journalists questioned about his opinion related to the Kerala nun rape case that has come under scrutiny recently.
To the same, Mohanlal had replied stating that it is a shame to ask such questions and he further lashed out dismissing it as unnecessary. He also angrily added that this question has no place in between something good that the foundation is striving to do and the work they are doing is completely unrelated to the case.
However, the part where he slammed the journalist didn’t go down well with many, followed by which, the actor faced a heavy backlash from the audiences and followers. Owing to the same, Mohanlal went to take the help of social media wherein he apologized for the action, maintaining that at that point of time, he wasn’t in the right frame of mind to answer the question that he was presented with.
He also said that his mind couldn’t take the fact that the questions asked weren’t pertaining to the work his NGO was doing but rather on the nun rape case. However, he went on to assert that his reply wasn’t to offend any individual neither was it directed to any institution or practice. He further asked for apology stating, “Please consider me as an elder brother and my sincere apologies if I have hurt the feelings.”
He took to Facebook to share this post:
NTR Biopic: SIIMA 2018 winners Rana Daggubati and Nandamuri Balakrishna give a glimpse of the film during the award ceremony
While the recently held prestigious award ceremony of SIIMA honored the performances of some popular stars this year, it also had some interesting announcements and tributes as a part of the event. One amongst them was NTR biopic. The film, which has become the talk of the town for its grandeur and ensemble casting, found its place in SIIMA 2018 in Dubai as Rana Daggubati and Nandamuri Balakrishna took on stage for its poster launch.
For everyone who has been eagerly awaiting the NTR biopic, they would be aware that Nandamuri Balakrishan, son of NTR, will be essaying the lead role of his father in this forthcoming biopic. On the other hand, Rana Daggubati will be seen as the politician and the current Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Chandrababu Naidu. While this piece of information released quite some time back, let us tell you that the two actors came together on stage during the SIIMA ceremony that was held in Dubai to present the new poster of the film.
Readers may be aware that the shooting for NTR biopic has kicked off in full swing, including portions of which were shot in real locations like NTR’s residence in Abids, Hyderabad. Besides the two of them, the other actors featuring in the film include Vidya Balan, Rakul Preet Singh, Jisshu Sengupta amongst others. Directed by Krish, the film is expected to trace the journey of the actor turned politician Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao.
Coming back to the awards, Rana Daggubati won two SIIMA this year. He not only won in the category of Best Actor in a Negative Role for his performance in Baahubali – The Conclusion but he also won the Entertainer of the Year award at the same ceremony. He won the latter for his hit films which include Baahubali, The Ghazi Attack and Nene Raja Nene Mantri.
As for Nandamuri Balakrishna, he won the award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, Critics choice for Gautamiputra Satakarni in the said event.
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Manikarnika - The Queen Of Jhansi - TV actor Taher Shabbir joins the cast of the Kangana Ranaut period film
It is a known fact that the makers of Manikarnika – The Queen of Jhansi are striving to stay within schedule. Everyone including Kangana Ranaut have been dedicating more than the stipulated amount of time to wrap up the pending schedule of the film which was recently extended after Sonu Sood walked out of it. A latest addition has been made to the star cast in the form of TV actor Taher Shabbir.
Taher Shabbir, who was seen in shows like Nisha Aur Uske Cousins, is currently shooting for the Jennifer Winget, Harshad Chopra starrer romantic series Bepannah. Readers would probably remember from Naam Shabana wherein he played the role of Taapsee Pannu’s love interest. Amidst his TV commitments, he will also be accommodating the shoot of Manikarnika – The Queen of Jhansi. The actor will be seen playing the role of Sangram Singh, who joined the 1857 revolt against the British Rule along with Rani Laxmibai and other revolutionists.
Coming to his role, we hear that he will be shooting a lot of scenes along with Kangana Ranaut. Expressing his happiness over being a part of this project in recent reports, Taher stated that Kangana is like family. He also added that he doesn’t mind the hectic schedule of shooting for the film and his TV show simultaneously.
As for the prep, reports have sources asserting that Taher Shabbir has already been trained in horse riding and that he has also been taking sword fighting lessons with Nick Powell, who is the action direction of the film.
Manikarnika - The Queen of Jhansi is currently on the verge of completion and has a 40 day schedule wherein Kangana will be shooting major action and war sequences. Besides that, after Sonu’s exit, Zeeshan Ayub who has replaced the actor will be shooting for his portions too.
Directed by Krish, who is currently busy with the NTR biopic, Manikarnika – The Queen of Jhansi is expected to release on January 25.
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REVEALED: Nutan’s granddaughter Pranutan to co-star with Zaheer Iqbal in this Salman Khan production
About two months ago, we had reported that Salman Khan is all set to launch another star kid. This time around, it will be Nutan’s granddaughter Pranutan. Another intriguing fact is that she is daughter of Salman’s favourite co-actor Mohnish Bahl who has been a regular in some of his biggest blockbusters. Keeping the same in mind, the latest update on that front is that Pranutan will be playing the female lead opposite Zaheer Iqbal in the Nitin Kakkar directorial, to be produced by Salman Khan.
Keeping the onscreen and off screen camaraderie Salman Khan shares with Nutan’s son Mohnish Bahl, this didn’t come as a surprise move. The two of them have together in films like Maine Pyar Kiya, Hum Aapke Hain Koun!, Hum Saath Saath Hain amongst others. Coming to the film starring Pranutan and Zaheer Iqbal is expected to be set against the backdrop of Kashmir. It will be produced by Ashwin Varde and Murad Khetani under their banner Cine1 Studios along with Salman Khan Productions. Salman Khan recently took to Twitter to make an official announcement on the film.
The actor will also be launching Zaheer who is the son of one of his friends. The actor was so impressed with Zaheer’s dance performance during one of the sangeet ceremonies that he decided to launch the budding star in Bollywood.
As for the film itself, it is yet to be titled. The film is expected to go on floor this month itself and we hear that Zaheer has even undergone prep for his debut. Further details on the film’s newbie leads’ characters are yet to be revealed.
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Aamir Khan - Amitabh Bachchan starrer Thugs Of Hindostan to release on November 8, 2018
Yash Raj Films' forthcoming Diwali extravaganza Thugs of Hindostan will be the biggest release that Bollywood has ever seen. This mega-action film has achieved a casting coup in the history of Bollywood by bringing together two of the biggest icons of Hindi cinema Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan for the first time.
Today, YRF unveiled the logo of this action entertainer and announced the release date as November 8th, a national holiday. It looks like Aamir Khan will once again treat his fans on a holiday and it will be bigger than ever.
Earlier reports suggested that all the key characters of Thugs of Hindostan will be introduced through spectacular motion posters from Tuesday! “The first character poster will be out on Tuesday. Looks like Adi, Aamir and Viktor have finalised 6 motion posters featuring 6 key characters of the film. They are keeping this plan close to the chest and no one knows which character will be introduced first. They want to start building the curiosity of the audiences for the trailer through these motion posters. No one has seen the world of Thugs or the outstanding looks of the characters and this out of the box introduction will surely get the buzz on the film to go through the roof,” says a source close to the development.
Thugs of Hindostan also stars Katrina Kaif and Fatima Sana Shaikh. It has been directed by Vijay Krishna Acharya and promises to deliver a never-seen-before cinematic experience on the big screen this Diwali
Kangana Ranaut finds support in Aamir Khan
From Akshay Kumar and Ajay Devgan to Salman Khan, she may have put off many leading men. But, Kangana seems to have found an avid supporter in Aamir Khan.
Apparently, Khan has let it be known how much he admires Kangana for her guts to stand up for her convictions, "Aamir says he sees a lot of himself in Kangana. She, in turn, feels empowered by his support. In fact, we will hear of a project featuring then very soon," says a source. The mutual admiration society is helping Kangana speak her mind clearly without fear of repercussions.
Kangana and Aamir have a history. Way back in 2008 Kangana had been offered Ghajini with Aamir. Apparently, Kangana was told Aamir had refused the role. Aamir not only clarified that he was not responsible for the casting misfire he also promised he would work with her.
It seems like the time has come now.
Are the Ranveer Singh - Deepika Padukone wedding rumours misleading?
Is it just an uncanny coincidence that the rumours of the Ranveer Singh - Deepika Padukone wedding have surfaced just when the Priyanka Chopra - Nick Jonas alliance is gaining momentum? We suddenly hear of another big glamorous filmland wedding in the offing. Sources say this is nothing more than a diversionary tactic.
“The rivalry between Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone is no secret. For some very strange reason everything that Priyanka gets, Deepika also wants. We don’t know why this should be so. Deepika has as much success and stardom as Priyanka. What she doesn’t have is Priyanka ’s international fame. Now when Priyanka has got herself an American fiancée Deepika seems to be looking at ways to upstage her arch-rival,” says a young filmmaker in the know.
Could the Ranveer Singh - Deepika Padukone marriage rumours be a mere reaction to Priyanka Chopra’s engagement? Don’t look aghast. Anything is possible in the world of entertainment.
Bigg Boss 12: When will Salman Khan get married? The superstar finally answers
Salman Khan just launched new season of the controversial reality show Bigg Boss and well, the whole junta is waiting with bated breathe to see their favourite star in action as he hosts the show. Bigg Boss and Salman have now become synonymous with each other and hence it is given that the Dabangg star will host the show every season. The 12th season of Bigg Boss was launched yesterday and well Salman was in his element. He introduced the contestants to masses and also interacted with them as they entered the house.
The commoners Romil and Nirmal who are lawyer and police man in real life asked Salman that one question which everyone keeps asking. They asked when he intends to marry to whcih the Bharat star said, “People who are married ask me this question. I tell them you are suffering why do you want to make me suffer I am happy like this.” Not just now, even on Dus Ka Dum finale episode he was asked this question by Rani Mukherji. Infact she said that she had given up on his marriage and wants him to have kids ASAP! She further went on to joke that if he has a girl, then Shah Rukh Khan and Salman should consider marrying AbRam with her!
On professional front, Salman is currently working on Bharat with Katrina Kaif and Ali Abbas Zafar. It is a Hindi remake of a Korean film Ode To My Father. Along with Salman and Katrina, Sunil Grover, Tabu and Disha Patani will play important part in the movie.
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SCOOP: Akshay Kumar – Vidya Balan to star in R. Balki produced first ever INDIAN SPACE FILM
A while back it was announced that the film Chanda Mama Door Ke would be India’s first ever astronaut film, however the project was later shelved due to budgetary issues. Now we hear that Akshay Kumar is all set to star in what will be the first ever Indian astronaut film that will be produced by R. Balki, Viacom and Akshay.
If what we hear is true, then apparently, Viacom 18 Motion Pictures and Hope Productions that is headed by R. Balki will be joining hands for this venture. If that wasn’t all, the said project we hear will also feature Akshay Kumar, Vidya Balan and Nimrat Kaur in the lead, while two more actresses are being locked for the project. Commenting on the same a source close to the development says, “Yes Viacom and Balki have come together for a film which will be the first ever Indian movie on astronauts. In fact, the film will be about sending a crew of chosen people to Mars.” Further talking about details of the film, the source goes on to add, “The said project is yet to be titled, but it will be directed by Jagan Shakti who has earlier been an associate director on films like Pad Man, Holiday, and Akira to name a few.”
Besides this, reports also have it that Akshay Kumar, who has already been roped in for the venture will also be co-producing the project. As of now, an official announcement on the same is awaited.
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BREAKING: Salman Khan starrer Dabangg 3 to release in Christmas 2019
Whoa! Looks like Salman Khan has decided to deviate from his lucky Eid release slot for Dabangg 3. The film, which is expected to go on floor in December this year, will mark the return of the onscreen couple, Salman Khan and Sonakshi Sinha in their respective roles as cop Chulbul Pandey and his wife Rajjo. And now latest update on that front is that the release date for Dabangg 3 has been locked as Christmas 2019.
Interestingly, Dabangg 2, that released six years ago, also released during Christmas in 2012. On the other hand, the first part of this Chulbul Pandey series however had hit the big screens in September. Coming to the third instalment of Dabangg, it was recently announced by the film’s lead actors Salman Khan and Sonakshi Sinha who shared about the news on social media. They also posted pictures which marked their reunion along with the team of Dabangg which included actor-filmmaker Mahesh Manjrekar, who played the role of Sonakshi’s father in the film and music director duo Sajid-Wajid.
If earlier reports were to be believed, Dabangg 3 is expected to be directed by Prabhu Dheva, who is new to the franchise. Sources close to the development have stated in reports that by the end of this year, Salman Khan will start work on the film, even though he will also be shooting for Bharat. It seems that the actor will shoot for Dabangg as well as the Ali Abbas Zafar film simultaneously. The makers are keen on wrapping up the cop action drama by March reportedly and only after that will Salman start looking into other projects in the pipeline.
Produced by Arbaaz Khan Productions, Dabangg 3 is yet to receive a release date. We also hear that the film will be a spin off sorts which will give the fans of the franchise a sneak peek into the early life of Chulbul Pandey before he became Robinhood Pandey.
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Paulo Coelho sends the first copy of his book Hippie to Shah Rukh Khan and the superstar is super excited!
Well, the Paulo Coelho and Shah Rukh Khan friendship has always been quite prominent on social media. The two of them have been admirers of each other for some time now and they have no qualms in exchanging some sweet posts appreciating their work in their respective fields. Something like that happened yet again on Twitter.
This time around, Paulo Coelho did something special for Shah Rukh Khan by sending across the first copy of his book. The famous author, who is known for books like The Alchemist, The Valkyries, The Spy, amongst others, has now come up with an interesting novel, Hippie. And it seems that this is what is going to keep the Zero actor Shah Rukh busy for the next few days. Here’s how the conversation when Paulo Coelho took to Twitter to dedicate the first signed copy of his book Hippie to Shah Rukh Khan on the platform:
Followed by this gesture of Paulo, Shah Rukh Khan, in his usual kind manner, decided to respond to the post in the best way possible. The actor said, “Was thinking of spending the day at work. Now all cancelled cos Hippie is coming home..!!!Thx my friend for this wonderful gift. Will read & learn from ur wonderful words as always.” Here’s the post shared by the actor on Twitter:
Earlier, Paulo Coelho had taken to the same platform to share his thoughts on Shah Rukh Khan’s film My Name Is Khan, wherein he had stated that the actor deserved an Oscar for his performance as an autistic man in the film but didn’t get one because of the biases and prejudices of Hollywood. To the same, Shah Rukh Khan too had taken to Twitter to thank the author for his kind words and expressed how much he loves Coelho’s works.
Coming to films, Shah Rukh Khan will be seen as a vertically challenged man for the first time in Aanand L. Rai’s Zero that also stars Anushka Sharma and Katrina Kaif. The film is expected to release on December 21.
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Stree makers, Dinesh Vijan and Amar Kaushik join hands for the remake of this Marathi film
After the stupendous success of Stree, if you are wondering if Dinesh Vijan and Amar Kaushik are planning a return with the sequel, then you may be wrong. Although a sequel is indeed on the cards, the director-producer Jodi is keen on exploring a different subject this time, a rather serious one. The duo is planning to make a film on the tabooed topic of surrogacy and it will be a remake of 2011 Marathi drama Mala Aayi Vhaaychay [I Want To Be A Mother].
Featuring Urmila Kanitkar, Stacy Bee amongst others, the film not only approaches the topic of surrogacy but also the practice of many foreigners coming in search of poor Indian village women as their surrogates. The film throws light on how poverty forces Lavani dancer Urmila to agree to surrogacy under Mary’s persuasion. But after the doctor reveals that the child will be born with medical complications, Mary leaves the pregnant Urmila in a lurch. Years later, the kid, with his mother’s foreign genes is growing up with Urmila as his caretaker and is very fond of his mother. However, a guilt driven Mary returns to find her child and decides to take him away with her. The film deals with the trauma of women and the biggest question – if the child will live with his blood-related mother or the mother who has given birth to him and taken care of him?
Coming back to the Hindi remake, director Amar Kaushik stated that he loves ma-bachchon ki kahani [mother-children stories] and also revealed that this one is based on a true story. He added that the cases came to a practicing lawyer named Samruddhi Porey who practices at Bombay High Court.
Mala Aai Vhaaychay bagged the National Award for the Best Marathi Film in 2011. Producer Dinesh Vijan mentioned that the work on the Hindi remake has already kicked off with his writer Sita Menon working on the script for the past one year. He concluded in reports adding that the story is currently being written taking new surrogacy laws under consideration. The actors for the Hindi version of the film are yet to be finalized.
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Uday Chopra says India should LEGALIZE Marijuana
Yash Chopra’s younger son Uday Chopra, may not be seen much on the big screen, but the actor has been keeping himself busy on social networking sites. Those who ardently follow his Twitter handle will definitely vouch for Uday’s ‘though provoking’ tweets that could be anything from musings on numbers to just some daily thoughts. Well, continuing with the same, Uday Chopra recently dished out some wisdom on what substance India as a country should legalize. Taking to Twitter, Uday reasoned why India should legalize the opiate marijuana.
Sharing his thoughts and reasons on the micro blogging site, Uday posted, “I feel India should legalize marijuana. Firstly, it’s part of our culture. Secondly, I think if legalized and taxed it can be a huge revenue source. Not to mention it will remove the criminal element associated with it. Plus and most importantly it has a lot of medical benefits!” In his next tweet, Uday also quickly clarified that he doesn't use it now himself saying, “And no I do not use it. I just really think it’s a wise move, given our history with the plant”.
In 2014, Uday Chopra produced Grace of Monaco and The Longest Week in Hollywood.
Housefull 4: Akshay Kumar and Kriti Sanon to shoot in Jaisalmer palace and it will be as grand as ever
Earlier this year, we had reported that Housefull 4 will mark the return of Sajid Khan as the director. With a new casting in place besides Akshay Kumar and Riteish Deshmukh being retained for this fun filled ride, the film will feature Kriti Sanon opposite the superstar for the first time. The comedy franchise will also have some unique elements in the form of the reincarnation theme, for which it will be shot extensively in Rajasthan. Latest update on that front is that the team of Housefull 4 has moved to Jaisalmer to continue the schedule of the film.
After shooting the much famous Ranthambore forest in Rajasthan, the team has now moved to the city of Jaisalmer where they will be shooting the Jaisalmer palace. Furthermore, the team is also expected to be enjoying the hospitality of the palace since they have also been camping there for this important schedule of the film. Excited about the same, Kriti Sanon confirmed on these details in recent reports.
Also, it is being said that the film will have funny war sequences which will be a spoof of sorts of films like Baahubali. Speaking on the same, Kriti revealed that they are indeed shooting these comical battle sequences and that she is looking forward to see them on the big screen since a funny take on the war is something that we haven’t seen before in Hindi films. The actress is also charged a completely different avatar of a different era in this film.
Interestingly, this is Kriti Sanon’s second film on the subject of reincarnation. She had earlier done a romantic film with her alleged beau Sushant Singh Rajput in Raabta. However, Housefull 4 will be her first out and out comedy film on this topic.
Besides Akshay, Kriti and Riteish Deshmukh, Housefull 4 also stars Bobby Deol, Pooja Hegde and Kriti Kharbanda in lead roles. The film, that also had a major schedule in London, is expected to hit the big screens next year.
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Aamir Khan shelves his ambitious Mahabharat?
Some epic experiences are never meant to be on the large screen. Jhansi Ki Rani has never yet made it to the large screen. And while the Ramayana has been rendered innumerable times on the large screen, the Mahabharat has never been a popular reference-point for the movie experience.
This is why we were thrilled to the core when we heard of Aamir Khan’s plans to set aside five years of his life and career to make the Mahabharat in several parts for the big screen. Soon one heard that the plan of doing the mythological epic on the large screen with A-list stars was dropped and Aamir had decided to make the Mahabharat as a web series.
But now even that’s been relegated to a no-no status, if reliable sources are to be believed. Says a source in the know, “After weighing all pros and cons, Aamir Khan has decided not to make the Mahabharat. For one it would willy-nilly become controversial. More importantly the scale on which he planned the project was commercially not viable. Also, setting aside five years of his precious time for the Mahabharat meant losing out on doing at least three feature films. So no. No Mahabharat.”
May I remind Aamir of the golden words in the Bhagavat Gita: Karmanye vadhikaraste Ma Phaleshu Kadachana, Ma Karma phalaheturbhurma Te Sangostvakarmani. Do not bother with the results. Just do your karma.
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Thugs from Aamir Khan – Amitabh Bachchan starrer Thugs of Hindostan to be introduced through motion posters
Yash Raj Films Thugs of Hindostan promises to be a larger than life, never seen before visual and cinematic extravaganza. Having pulled off an incredible casting coup by bringing together two of the biggest legends of Indian cinema Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan on screen for the first time, it is the most awaited film to release this Diwali. While the entire industry is speculating the date of the trailer launch, we have exclusive information that the makers will first introduce all the key characters of Thugs of Hindostan through spectacular motion posters from Tuesday!
“The first character poster will be out on Tuesday. Looks like Adi, Aamir and Viktor have finalised 6 motion posters featuring 6 key characters of the film. They are keeping this plan close to the chest and no one knows which character will be introduced first. They want to start building the curiosity of the audiences for the trailer through these motion posters. No one has seen the world of Thugs or the outstanding looks of the characters and this out of the box introduction will surely get the buzz on the film to go through the roof,” says a source close to the development.
YRF’s action adventure, Thugs of Hindostan, also stars Katrina Kaif and Fatima Sana Shaikh and is set to release this Diwali.
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