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Rajpal Yadav sentenced to 6 months in jail in cheque bounce case

Rajpal Yadav, known for his comic roles in Bollywood, was sentenced to six months in jail by the by Karkardooma Court in cheque bounce case. The actor was later granted bail in the case. A total of seven cases were filed. As per the reports, the actor will now have to pay a fine Rs 1.60 crores per case. It will be Rs 11.2 crores that the actor will now have to pay in total for all the cases. After the sentencing, Rajpal Yadav said that he respects court's judgment. Now, he will appeal to the higher court.

Rajpal Yadav sentenced to 6 months in jail in cheque bounce case

Several cases were filed against Rajpal Yadav and his wife Radha Yadav when they failed to repay the loan of Rs. 5 crores to a Delhi businessman. The sum was borrowed his directorial debut film titled Ata Pata Lapata in 2010. The film released the same year but he did not pay back the money.

Rajpal Yadav was earlier summoned by the court on various occasions. The actor was even sent to 10 days judicial custody previously in the same case.

On the work front, Rajpal Yadav was last seen in David Dhawan blockbuster film, Judwaa 2. He took the role of Nandu in the remake which was originally played by Shakti Kapoor in the Judwaa.

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Supreme Court stays proceedings against Salman Khan over remarks on Valmiki community

While Salman Khan is already facing legal hassles from all sides, the superstar was dragged into new controversy during the promotions of Tiger Zinda Hai. Along with him, yet another star who was facing similar legal action is Shilpa Shetty. The two Bollywood celebs were summoned by the court for using the word ‘bhangi’ on different occasions on Shilpa's reality show thereby alleging that they offended the sentiments of the Valmiki community.

Owing to the same, a complaint was lodged against the two actors. While Shilpa Shetty had publicly apologized for hurting the sentiments, the case is still going on in the court. The Supreme Court, on Monday, stayed the proceedings against Salman Khan over remarks on Valmiki community.

Supreme Court stays proceedings against Salman Khan over remarks on Valmiki community

The Supreme Court has put on hold the criminal proceedings against Salman Khan before several courts across the country in cases registered under the SC/ST Act for alleged objectionable remarks against the Valmiki community. According to the reports, senior advocate N.K. Kaul who is representing Salman Khan had submitted a plea to put a stay on the proceeding.

A bench comprising of Chief Justice Dipak Misra considered the submission of a senior advocate. The lawyer said that the criminal cases were lodged against the actor at Delhi, Gujarat, Rajasthan, and Mumbai. The bench, then, has asked the senior advocate to submit the details of the pending cases against Salman Khan. Then, the Supreme Court ordered that the proceedings in those matters shall remain stayed. Now, the court will seek State Governments' response and the next hearing will take place on July 23, 2018.

This past weekend, Salman Khan appeared before the sessions court Judge MG Deshpande in relation to 2002 hit- and –run case. The actor got the bailable warrant issued against him, cancelled.

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Kriti Sanon turns brand ambassador for Bata shoes

Kriti Sanon, who was last seen in Bareilly Ki Barfi, walked away with lots of appreciation for her last film. The actress is also quite loved at the endorsement scene considering that she has been a popular face in commercials in the past before her entry into films. Amidst a wide range of products that she promotes, here’s the actress yet again promoting fashion. This time around, as the face of Bata Shoes!

Kriti Sanon has been roped in as the brand ambassador of Bata Shoes where she will be seen promoting their latest range, Bata Red Label Fashion collection along with others too. Speaking on the same, Kriti asserted that she has always been a Bata girl at heart as she has believed in the brand’s motto, Me & Comfortable with it.

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Furthermore, Kriti Sanon also expressed excitement over their latest range which she describes as the ‘fashion-forward’ avatar of Bata. On the other hand, Thomas Archer Bata, the CMO [Chief Marketing Officer] of Bata, revealed that it was the creative talent, drive and her fresh approach to style that inspired them to make Kriti their brand ambassador.

Thomas also mentioned that Kriti is the perfect choice due to her vibrant personality, her easy-going nature and because of her high style quotient. According to him, she is the perfect model for the Indian youth.

On the film front, Kriti Sanon will next be seen in Arjun Patiala opposite Diljit Dosanjh. The actress has also bagged the fourth instalment of Housefull. She will also be playing the leading lady of Arjun Kapoor in Ashutosh Gowariker’s magnum opus Panipat.

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Varun Dhawan to ring in his 31st birthday on the sets of Abhishek Varman's Kalank

Varun Dhawan has an array of projects in the pipeline. The actor, who gave two hits last year with Badrinath Ki Dulhania and Judwaa 2, already has had his first release of 2018 with Shoojit Sircar's October. With Sui Dhaaga- Made in India to release later this year, the actor is set to be seen in another unconventional this year as a tailor. Now we hear that Varun, who received tremendous appreciation for his last release October, will ring in his 31st birthday on the sets of Abhishek Varman's Kalank.

Varun Dhawan to ring in his 31st birthday on the sets of Abhishek Varman's Kalank

Varun, who has already started shooting for the period drama, will be shooting all day on his birthday. He has just finished shooting for his introductory song in the film. Since he will be busy shooting the whole day, the actor has no time to party. But, director Abhishek Varman has made sure that the birthday boy has a feast on set. According to a source, "A cake cutting ceremony along with a lavish menu which will include all of Varun Dhawan's favourite delicacies is been planned."

Kalank is jointly produced by Fox Star Studios, Dharma Productions and Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment and also stars Madhuri Dixit, Sonakshi Sinha, Alia Bhatt, Aditya Roy Kapur and Sanjay Dutt. It will now release on April 19, 2019.

Varun Dhawan will be next seen in Sui Dhaaga- Made in India which is a film about finding love and respect through self-reliance. The film’s plot is inspired by the hugely acclaimed Make in India campaign. Directed by Sharat Katariya, Varun Dhawan will be seen as a tailor and Anushka Sharma as an embroiderer in the film. Yash Raj Films’ entertainer is set to release on September 28 this year.

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Raveena Tandon to launch her own label

From Bipasha Basu to Sunny Leone to Sonam Kapoor and Anushka Sharma, many actresses have ventured into the world of fashion. While it is not surprising to see them showcase interest towards fashion which is indeed an integral part of Bollywood, here’s another actress who has decided to take a shift in a similar direction. We are talking about 90s diva Raveena Tandon.

Raveena Tandon to launch her own label

From actress to reality show judge, Raveena Tandon has been exploring different aspects of entertainment industry. Next on the list is the fashion line. If recent reports are to be believed, Raveena is planning to kick off her own apparel brand soon. Yes, these media reports suggest that the actress has been approached by a brand to start her own label. In fact, it is also being said that her label will be called Fashion Insider.

Raveena Tandon recently started off her own beauty vlog and is one of the few actresses who decided to try out something different with the digital medium. Considering that she was quite popular in the 90s for her style, her vlogs too, we hear, has been receiving positive response. Owing to the same, one of the apparel brands came up with the proposition of Raveena starting her own label.

In fact, Raveena too asserted that this is the right time for her to launch the fashion label. She maintained that her aim is to give some intriguing tips on smart wardrobe choices. And, the actress is more than happy with the idea of making people look confident in their attires. She described fashion as expression about one’s mood in a given day.

It has been learnt that her collection will feature a wide range of products. From embroidered jackets to tunics to dresses, one will have a variety to choose from. Shawls, accessories too will be a part of this label. If reports are to be believed, the label will also have certain handmade products by female artisans.

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Javed Akhtar distributes Rs. 13 crores royalty to composers and authors

Veteran writer and lyricist Javed Akhtar, who is chairman of the Indian Performing Rights Society (IPRS), has been championing for musicians to get their dues and royalty. The day finally came for the members of IPRS as the lyricist distributed Rs. 13 crores to them as a part of the royalty given by music companies. According to their official website, IPRS issues licenses to the users of music and collect royalties from them, for and on behalf of its Members i.e. the Authors, the Composers and the publishers of Music and distribute this royalty amongst them after deducting its administrative costs.

Javed Akhtar distributes Rs. 13 crores royalty to composers and authors
According to the reports, around 2,800 IPRS members will finally get paid for their songs- termed as 'synchronisation royalty' by Phonographic Performance Ltd (PPL). They will be paid on the behalf of music companies like Saregama, Sony Music, Tips, Universal Music, Venus and Aditya Music. Speaking to a leading daily, Javed Akhtar said that he is glad the differences have been sorted and they have reached the understanding with the IPRS members. They are happy they have reached this place in a good way. The plan is to bury the hatchet and work together.

Javed Akhtar further clarified that this was 'synchronization royalty' which means that the members will get paid for their songs of the artiste are used in video, ads or other films. This was not 'mechanical royalty' - used for radio and streaming platforms.

Javed Akhtar distributes Rs. 13 crores royalty to composers and authors
From what it has been learned, a sum of Rs. 13 crores has been distributed amongst IPRS members for the last six years. The members who have less than 10 songs will be given Rs. 10, 000 for their songs. Those artistes with more than 10 songs will be paid Rs. 53, 000.

While many music companies have come forward to pay their synchronization royally, two of the big companies - T- Series and Yash Raj Films are yet to join Javed Akhtar in this movement. Today, while speaking to media, the lyricist said that they are still in negotiation with the companies. They are meeting them to clarify and reach an understanding.

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Sonam Kapoor finally accepts Anand Ahuja as her PARTNER, shares a video from their personal chat!

Sonam Kapoor is all set to get married soon. The grapevine is abuzz with various dates, venues and trousseau deets of this gala event all set to take place within a few weeks’ time, but Bollywood’s raging fashionista never confirmed or denied to these reports. Though she has been going steady with a London based entrepreneur Anand Ahuja for about three years now, there has been no official statement from the Prem Ratan Dhan Payo actress about the same. In fact, she has openly stated on Karan Johar’s show that according to her mother, it is crass to talk about how much one earns or who that person is dating and thereby follows this policy of keeping private life away from the media glare. But just a few minutes ago she took to Instagram to share a video from a personal, romantic chat with her beau Anand Ahuja and STUNNED us!

Sonam Kapoor finally accepts Anand Ahuja as her PARTNER, shares a video from their personal chat!

Well, Anand is seen showing a shoe to Sonam and she asks him lovingly if this is his idea of giving flowers or a similar romantic gesture? Anand is seen fanboying over the shoe and telling her how amazing it is and that he has got it has a gift for her! Sonam, seemingly blushing, then admits that the shoe is indeed amazing. Whoa, please note that this is the first time that the Neerja actor has come out publicly about her relationship with Anand. This proves that all the marriage rumours are indeed true! Farah Khan is choreographing the sangeet and Anil Kapoor’s house is abuzz with pre wedding activity.

Aren’t you excited for this big fat Bollywood wedding after Anushka Sharma – Virat Kohli? We sure are. Stay tuned for more gupshup on the Sonam-Anand wedding.

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Pooja Bhatt dismissed as an ALCOHOLIC after taking on Amitabh Bachchan for staying mum on Kathua rape

Bollywood is a tricky place and being a celebrity here is like holding a double edged sword. While whole industry bled after the recent Kathua rape case, megastar Amitabh Bachchan chose to stay mum about it. At a song launch of his recent movie 102 Not Out, he was asked to comment and he being the Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao ambassador said that he does not wish to talk about this shameful phenomenon. His exact words were, “Mujhe uss vishay par charcha karne mein ghinn aati hai. So uss vishay ko uchhalo mat (I feel disgusted even talking about it. So, don’t rake up this issue). It’s terrible to even talk about it.”

Pooja Bhatt dismissed as an ALCOHOLIC after taking on Amitabh Bachchan for staying mum on Kathua rape

Many people were fazed by this responsible because it was rather ironical that Mr Bachchan chose to keep silent on this pertinent issue. Maverick actor and filmmaker Pooja Bhatt took to Twitter to point out the exact thing and wrote, “I can’t help being reminded of a film called #Pink. Can our images on screen please be reflected in reality?” While this seemed like a legitimate concern, trolls brought out her alcoholism and other irrelevant issues in the conversation. One person wrote, “A known alcoholic trying to gain publicity by using the name of a legend.” Pooja, who quit drinking about 10 months ago replied, “A ‘recovering’ alcoholic and proud of it. In a country where people don’t even acknowledge they have a drinking problem, let alone discuss it, I am grateful to stand away from the crowd that considers holding your frailties to light shameful. #485dayssober.”

Amitabh will be seen with Rishi Kapoor in 102 Not Out.

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Abhishek Bachchan, Taapsee Pannu film Manmarziyaan faces legal hassle for shooting in ecological zone of Kashmir

Just a few days ago, we saw Taapsee Pannu enjoying the serene atmosphere of Sonmarg amidst other chaotic cities of Kashmir. However, it seems that all the capturing of the Kashmir beauty in this ecological zone of the state was done illegally. Or so say the recently reported claims of Jammu & Kashmir Tourism Board. The latter has sent a legal notice to the makers of Manmarziyaan for shooting in an ecological zone.

Abhishek Bachchan, Taapsee Pannu film Manmarziyaan faces legal hassle for shooting in ecological zone of Kashmir

According to the reported notice, as per the Jammu and Kashmir High Court orders, vehicles are banned in this ecological zone of Sonmarg by the Sonmarg Development Authority. So, recent reports further have quoted sources stating that the board has given the team of Manmarziyaan a week to revert the notice.

While the makers have maintained that they have indeed been granted all the necessary permissions, the notice has questioned its process. The reports state that the department has asked the makers to produce a detailed response on how they procured these permissions in such an ecological sensitive zone.

According to a PIL filed by local environmentalist Faiz Bakshi, it states that certain rules were overlooked for the shoot which had Abhishek Bachchan, son of Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan. For the uninitiated, the actor had joined the team for a short schedule there on April 18 and shot in a gated property for his portion. The PIL alleged that a higher authority was involved in letting them in doing so since it would have apparently been impossible for the unit to have done it all themselves.

Furthermore, Bakshi also went on to assert that for shooting in this ecological zone, one requires as many as five permissions. The reports quoted him saying that there is a lapse in the part of the local administration. In fact, to shoot in this zone, one is expected to seek permissions from the Distrcit Magistrate, Department of Tourism, Sonmarg Development Authority, Department of Wildlife Protection in Kashmir and the police.

As for the makers, the Colour Yellow Production of Aanand L. Rai has responded to these accusations stating that they have all the necessary permissions. They have reportedly maintained they indeed did seek the permission of the Department of Tourism and Department of Wildlife Protection in Kashmir. They also assured that they have abided by all the terms and conditions and rules that were put forth before allowing them to shoot in these picturesque locations.

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Kedarnath: Sara Ali Khan and Sushant Singh Rajput to beat the heat by shooting for underwater sequences

While it was touted to be the debut film of Sara Ali Khan, Kedarnath has been caught in a quandary for quite some time now. Featuring Sushant Singh Rajput as the leading man, the film was said to have created conflicts between director Abhishek Kapoor and producer Prernaa Arora. But now that all of it has been solved with Ronnie Screwvala as the new and solo producer on board, the film is all set to start afresh for its latest schedule.

Kedarnath: Sara Ali Khan and Sushant Singh Rajput to beat the heat by shooting for underwater sequences

Interestingly, the next schedule of Kedarnath is set in Mumbai. Owing to the rising temperatures in the city, now, the makers have even found a way to beat the heat. How? Well, they will be shooting for underwater sequences. Fans, who have been following up about the film, would be aware that Kedarnath is a love story set against the backdrop of Uttarakhand floods. So, the film is expected to feature some intense underwater sequences.

Kedarnath has had an extensive schedule that was shot in Uttarakhand. After that, the same will be joined with the underwater sequences that will be shot at a specially constructed facility in Khopoli, located in the outskirts of Mumbai. The said scenes will feature both the lead actors. In fact, if reports are to be believed, the film will also have a scene where Sushant Singh Rajput saves the drowning Sara Ali Khan during the flood sequence.

Considering the setbacks the film has been facing, we hear Abhishek Kapoor now wants to take the film ahead with a clean slate. Its new schedule has recently kick started and the film is slated for a release on December 21. Incidentally, the other film of Sara Ali Khan featuring her opposite Ranveer Singh, Simmba, is expected to release in a week after Kedarnath, on December 28 this year.

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Has Varun Dhawan actually received Rs. 35 cr for his dance film with T-Series?

Bhushan Kumar of T-Series is all set to produce India’s most expensive dance film featuring two of Bollywood’s best dancers Varun Dhawan and Katrina Kaif. A report recently claimed Varun is being paid Rs. 35 crores for doing the film. However sources close to the financial dynamics of the project pooh-pooh the idea as overblown speculation. “This is someone’s idea of celebrating Varun Dhawan’s superstardom without consulting him. No doubt he’s a huge star. But not huge enough to be paid the money you’ve heard (Rs. 35 crores).”

Has Varun Dhawan actually received Rs. 35 cr for his dance film with T-Series?

When coaxed to reveal the actual remuneration the source says, “It’s substantially less than Rs 35. Closer to Rs. 15-20 crores.”

The report also claims that Katrina Kaif has been paid comparatively less. The source doesn’t deny the veracity of the leading lady’s fee amount. “Katrina has of course been given a lot less than Varun. It’s always that way (when it comes to the disparity in the fee between the male and female actor). Sadly, heroines no matter how big they are, do not draw the audience in. People flocked to Padmaavat for Sanjay Bhansali, not Deepika Padukone. The dance film will have Varun and Katrina in equal roles. But it’s Varun who will determine the film’s box office fate. Sad but true.”

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2002 hit-and-run case: Salman Khan gets bailable warrant against him cancelled

Bollywood star Salman Khan, who is mired in several controversies, was acquitted in 2015 in the hit-and-run case by the Bombay High Court. The court had quashed the five-year prison sentence which was announced by a lower court. From what it has been learned, on April 21, 2018, Salman Khan appeared before the sessions court Judge MG Deshpande to get the bailable warrant issued against him, cancelled. Appearing before the court in Mumbai for few minutes, Salman was surrounded by the staff and the lawyers.

2002 hit-and-run case: Salman Khan gets bailable warrant against him cancelled

Superstar Salman Khan was convicted in the hit-and-run case by the Mumbai Sessions Court in 2015. In this incident, one person died while four others who were sleeping on the footpath were injured. After the acquittal, Maharashtra government had appealed against it. So, he had to furnish surety of Rs 25, 000 and his former manager Reshma Shetty stood as surety. But, the two parted ways last year. Post this, Salman Khan approached Supreme Court on February 2018 to discharge his former surety Reshma and replace her with his bodyguard Shera aka Gurmeet Singh Jolly. On February 23, the Supreme Court allowed this.

After this, all the details of the Shera aka the new surety was provided to the court in April 2018. But, around the same time, Jodhpur court announced its verdict on Blackbuck Poaching Case after which Salman was sent to jail for 2 days before finally getting the bail. The court had announced five year prison sentence to the actor but he was bailed after two days. As Salman could not appear before Mumbai Sessions Court and did not find his new surety in place, a bailable warrant was issued against him. Salman's advocate Niranjan Mundargi appeared before the court to explain the whole situation after which the actor was given time till April 25.

In December 2015, the Bombay High Court did not find substantial evidence against Salman Khan and acquitted him of all criminal charges seven months after the sessions court held him guilty.

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BREAKING! Kartik Aaryan to ROMANCE Kriti Sanon in Dinesh Vijan’s next?

Kartik Aryan signs his next film! Take a wild guess and tell us who you think he has signed a film with. No, not Karan Johar. Apparently, Kartik has zeroed in on a script with Dinesh Vijan and has also signed the dotted line. The movie will be produced under Maddock Films and Laxman Utekar will be directing the movie. Well, the search for Kartik’s heroine is on and if sources are to be believed, the makers have Kriti Sanon in mind. It is a full chance that Kriti too has okayed the script.

Ain’t this exciting? Utekar is an acclaimed cinematographer associated with Bollywood biggies like Dear Zindagi, English Vinglish, 102 Not Out and has been Director Of Photography for Hindi Medium. He has directed two award winning Marathi movies : Lalbaagchi Rani and Tapaal. He has a keen eye for detail and is splendid with his camerawork. Kartik would definitely get to learn a lot from him on the sets if he has indeed finalised the project.

Kartik is a current blued eyed boy of Bollywood. Though he is not there yet, his last movie Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety was a smashhit success and straightway put him in the big league of Rs 100 crore club. There has been a lot of speculation and curiosity about his next projects among his every increasing fan club. He is known as the quintessential lover boy but with Dinesh Vijan’s movie, we are sure that this image will change for sure. When we reached out to Vijan, he neither confirmed nor denied the news.

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Varun Dhawan’s October PLAGIARISED, alleges Marathi filmmaker (read details)

Varun Dhawan’s October which released on April 13 is being critically acclaimed for Varun Dhawan’s performance but has also come under fire for allegedly plagiarising a Marathi movie, Aarti, which the makers claim has a similar storyline to October. Marathi director Sarika Mene, who has filmed Aarti with a shoestring budget, has claimed that the Shoojit Sircar’s movie has glaring similarities with the main plot of her film which released last year.

Varun Dhawan’s October PLAGIARISED, alleges Marathi filmmaker (read details)

Following this, makers of October released a statement which reads like this: “We understand that there are some allegations of copyright infringement against our film ‘October’. We are creative people and have full faith in our work and our team, which has given extraordinary films like Piku, Pink etc. We have not heard of the film ‘Aarti’ nor do we have full details of the matter as yet. We are sensitive towards feelings of film makers. We will look into this and deal with it appropriately.”

Sarika on the other hand has lodged a non-cognisable complaint against Sircar and the makers with Vile Parle police station and Akhil Bharatiya Marathi Chitrapat Maha Mandal and has urged them to look into the matter closely. Despite the claims made by the filmmaker there are certain differences apparent on watching the trailesr of both movies itself.  Varun’s movie revolves around his character Dan who goes through a life changing transformation after his colleague Shiuli played by Banita Sandhu gets ill and hospitalised. Aarti, on other hand, is about Sunny Pawar (Roshan Vichare) who takes care of his girlfriend Aarti who meets with an accident and is comatose, played by Ankita Bhoir, till her death.

Following are the trailers of both films. Mene is set to take a legal action with this regard. Stay tuned to know what happens next.

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EXCLUSIVE: Ayushmann Khurrana signs Hansal Mehta's next

Ayushmann Khurrana has been the poster boy for been the poster boy for unconventional films. From Vicky Donor to Shubh Mangal Saavdhaan, the actor has shown versatility through his different performances. Now, we hear that Ayushmann Khurrana has reportedly signed Hansal Mehta's next untitled film.

According to the sources, Ayushmann Khurrana is all set to work with Omerta director Hansal Mehta. Going by Ayushmann's film choices, this collaboration is definitely very interesting and fans will see a new actor-director duo in action. While the news of their collaboration is interesting, more details about the film and the other cast details are awaited.

Besides this, Ayushmann Khurrana has signed Sriram Raghavan’s next film reportedly titled Let’s Shoot The Piano Way. The movie also stars Tabu and is being co-produced by Viacom 18 Motion Pictures and Matchbox Pictures. In the film, Ayushmann Khurrana will essay the role of a blind piano player and show audiences his action avatar. Ayushmann Khurrana recently wrapped up Badhaai Ho starring Sanya Malhotra in the lead. The film will release later this year.

Hansal Mehta, on the other hand, is awaiting the release of Rajkummar Rao starrer Omerta. The film will release on May 4 clashing with Amitabh Bachchan- Rishi Kapoor's 102 Not Out. The film is inspired the by the story of a real-life terrorist. The film will revolve around the story of recent terror attacks in the world including 9/11 attacks, Mumbai's 26/11 attacks and the beheading of American journalist Daniel Pearl.

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PARMANU ROW: After the clash with producers, John Abraham's Parmanu runs into another legal trouble

Many Bollywood films are awaiting their release. Some got pushed to avoid clashes with big films or some have been pushed due to creative issues. The current scenario between John Abraham and KriArj Entertainment's Prernaa Arora over their film Parmanu– The Story of Pokhran is pretty nasty. John Abraham took the legal route and filed separate complaints for cheating, breach of trust, defamation and offenses under the Information Technology Act. Parmanu has been delayed a lot since December. After deciding on several dates this year, the producers have now come to the terms to release the film on May 28.

PARMANU ROW: After the clash with producers, John Abraham's Parmanu runs into another legal trouble

But, it seems like the troubles won't stop for John Abraham and his upcoming film anytime soon. Now, according to a leading tabloid, Gothic Entertainment has sent a notice to the producers over monetary issues. The said production house has claimed that they have paid producer Prernaa Arora’s KriArj Entertainment (one of the producers of ‘Parmanu’) a huge amount for multiple films' production under their banner. The notice has also been sent to John Abraham's JA Entertainment as well.

According to the recent reports, the legal notice was sent to KriArj Entertainment, Essel Vision, John Abraham's JA Entertainment and Vashu Bhagnani’s Pooja Entertainment by Delhi based firm on behalf of Gothic Entertainment. The report claims that the production had paid a sum of Rs 12.25 crore for multiple films production including Parmanu- The Story of Pokhran. As the producers Prernaa and John were fighting over monetary issues in Bombay High Court, this production company's name never popped up.

Just recently, producer Vashu Baghnani came on board and has invested a whopping sum of Rs 200 crore in KriArj Entertainment. This is why his name is also included in the notice. It was only recently that John Abraham and Prernaa Arora's KriArj Entertainment settled in court. KriArj has been asked to pay Rs 5 crore to JA Entertainment for production. It is only after this, John will begin promoting the film which is now set for May 28 release.

Directed by Abhishek Sharma, Parmanu – The Story of Pokhran stars John Abraham, Diana Penty and Boman Irani, the film is an ode to the Indian army and scientists, who although ordinary people, truly accomplished extraordinary feats in the face of adversity. It salutes, celebrates and truly embraces the slogan- Jai Jawan Jai Vigyan. While the premise of the film is based on true events, the characters are fictitious.

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EXCLUSIVE: Ranbir Kapoor to sign Luv Ranjan’s next?

Luv Ranjan’s Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety which released a couple of months ago was a blockbuster success. Now, we hear that director of the movie Luv Ranjan has got Ranbir Kapoor interested for his next. According to our well-placed sources in the industry, Luv had a narration with Ranbir and the Dutt biopic star was apparently excited at the prospect of doing a movie with the Pyaar Ka Punchnama director and now is seriously muling over signing the dotted line. We hear that Luv has gone back to basics, working on a full presentation complete with a proper script and storyboard to give a final narration to Kapoor, who then will finalise this project. If the Kapoor scion indeed signs Ranjan’s movie, it would be a great collaboration indeed and the two are sure to come up with something wacky, funny and cool.

EXCLUSIVE: Ranbir Kapoor to sign Luv Ranjan’s next?

Ranbir has a lot to look forward to on professional front. The trailer of his much awaited Dutt Biopic directed by Rajumar Hirani will be out this Tuesday during an IPL match and his fans are waiting with bated breath to catch him in the garb of Bollywood’s most controversial actor: Sanjay Dutt. His shocking transformation for the role has created quite a stir already. Now, we just have to wait and watch and let Ranbir blow us away with his performance.

Ranbir will be seen in Ayan Mukerji’s Bramhastra after this. Stay tuned to know if he does Luv’s movie indeed. Luv is known for making slapstick comedy films like Pyaar Ka Punchnama 1 and 2, Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety, among others.

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EXCLUSIVE! Hrithik Roshan to sign these 2 films after Super 30 and YRF’s untitled with Tiger Shroff

Hrithik Roshan is a decent actor with enormous fan following, thanks to his Greek God looks, amaze physique and brilliant dance moves. The only grouse his fans have about him is that he does not do enough movies. Well, but that is about to change now because Hrithik has not one but about four projects in the pipeline, if our sources are not wrong. Yo! You read it right. Currently, he is filming for the biopic Super 30 and almost everyone knows by now that he has signed the dotted line for Yash Raj Films’ next with Tiger Shroff. A few days ago we broke the news to you that he is considering doing Rajkumar Gupta’s next which is touted to be a spy thriller based on the real incidents based on a life of a RAW agent. Arjun Kapoor might star in the project with Hrithik. Now, there is one more update on Hrithik’s upcoming projects.

EXCLUSIVE! Hrithik Roshan to sign these 2 films after Super 30 and YRF’s untitled with Tiger Shroff

While he is seriously considering Gupta’s spy film, there is a fat chance that Hrithik Roshan might sign a Rohit Dhawan directorial too. Our source close to the actor insists that the dancing star will wrap up YRF’s next with Tiger Shroff by February next year. Post that, he will either be part of Rajkumar Gupta’s action flick or might just sign Varun Dhawan’s brother’s movie. Though there is a good chance that he would only do one of these two projects, let us keep our fingers crossed and hope that he gives a nod to both these movies.

Hrithik Roshan is one of the versatile actors who has grown from strength to strength playing a variety of roles from time to time. It would be definitely great to see him at the movies more often. Stay tuned to Bollywood Hungama for exclusive updates.

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EXCLUSIVE: Shah Rukh Khan and Aditya Chopra to team up again

Shah Rukh Khan may not be working on many projects at the moment but he, surely, has a lot going on with his forthcoming movie Zero and IPL team, Kolkata Knight Riders. The actor is currently busy filming Aanand L Rai's film Zero in which he essays the role of a vertically challenged man. As the actor is busy with the shooting, we now hear he is all set to collaborate with Aditya Chopra again after Fan.

According to the insiders, Shah Rukh Khan and Aditya Chopra are all set to team up again for Yash Raj Films' next project. The actor has reportedly given nod to Aditya for his next film and they will begin work on it after SRK finishes his pending projects. As of now, it is unclear whether the film will be Dhoom 4 or a new project altogether. But, it will be exciting for the fans to see Shah Rukh Khan back with YRF banner.

However, a rep from Yash Raj Films reached out to Bollywood Hungama to deny the news about Shah Rukh Khan and Aditya Chopra teaming up again.

The last time Yash Raj Films and Shah Rukh Khan came together was for Maneesh Sharma's directorial, Fan. The 2016 film did not do well at the box office but it did win a lot of accolades for SRK. The actor played a double role in the film and was back in his negative avatar giving the fans 90s nostalgia. The story revolved around a superstar's doppelganger fan who turns into a dangerous foe when the former refuses the latter's advances.

It is known that Aditya Chopra made his directorial debut with Shah Rukh Khan- Kajol starrer Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge. The film went onto become one of the most successful films of all time and has become a cult classic. Then, Aditya collaborated with Shah Rukh Khan for Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi which marked the debut of Anushka Sharma. Though his last outing as a director with Ranveer Singh- Vaani Kapoor starrer Befikre did not pan out the way he had expected, one can only expect good things from his next projects.

Shah Rukh Khan, meanwhile, is busy shooting Aanand L Rai's Zero with Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma. The film is set for December 21, 2018 release.

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Yay! Varun Dhawan to reunite with dad David Dhawan again

Varun Dhawan is the BUSIEST actor in the industry and that is an understatement. He has only just wrapped up two schedules of Sui Dhaaga- Made in India with Anushka Sharma and two biggest production houses of the country: Dharma Productions and T-Series, have announced their projects with him. Varun next will shoot for T-Series’ dance film with Katrina Kaif and also has Karan Johar’s magnum opus Kalank with Alia Bhatt in pipeline. While Kalank has already gone on floors, the work on Remo D’souza’s dance directorial will start soon. But that is not all for Varun as he is all set to reunite with his dad David Dhawan after completing wrapping up Sui Dhaaga, Kalank and the untitled dance film.

Yay! Varun Dhawan to reunite with dad David Dhawan again

According to our well-placed sources close to the industry, we have heard that Varun Dhawan will be finishing shoot of the three movies by March next year, giving him ample time to star in his daddy’s next. Post wrapping David Dhawan’s film, he would move on to shooting for Ranbhoomi, but that will happen only post December 2019. After Main Tera Hero and the mega-hit Judwaa 2, this will be the third time the father- son duo will come together for a film.

Varun Dhawan’s last movie was Shoojit Sircar’s October which revolved around an unconventional love story between him and newcomer Banita Sandhu. He was critically acclaimed for this well mounted but non-massy. His next release Sui Dhaaga too seems to be high on content but has comparatively less commercial value and has all the potential to establish Varun has a solid performer at the scene. So we are guessing that David Dhawan’s next along with Remo D’souza’s dance flick will help Varun balance out things and cement his position as a mainstream hero too.

It is now safe to say that the next two years might just catapult Varun into the throes of superstardom and that day is not far. Tune in to Bollywood Hungama for more updates.

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EXCLUSIVE! Kareena Kapoor Khan to ROMANCE Sidharth Malhotra in Karan Johar’s next (read ALL details)

Whoa! Now this will come as a total surprise to the fans of Kareena Kapoor Khan but we can’t help but rejoice that she would star in a Dharma Productions’ project soon. She would ROMANCE Sidharth Malhotra for the first time ever! Isn’t that great news? The star will be seen first with Sonam Kapoor in Rhea Kapoor’s Veere Di Wedding and has reportedly signed Karan Johar’s next. A little birdie from the industry tells us that Shashank Khaitan’s, of Dhadak fame, assistant director Raj Mehta is going to get his big break under the Dharma banner and Bebo and Sid are the two stars already locked in.

EXCLUSIVE! Kareena Kapoor Khan to ROMANCE Sidharth Malhotra in Karan Johar’s next (read ALL details)

We hear that this movie will have an ensemble cast and KJo is yet to finalise two more stars who will play another couple beside Kareena Kapoor Khan and Sidharth Malhotra. Tune in to Bollywood Hungama and we will give you more low down on this interesting project. Just yesterday, Kareena was spotted at Karan’s old Dharma office. She had sent grapevine abuzz with rumours that she is doing a movie with the filmmaker who also happens to be her old friend. Now, a source close to this project has CONFIRMED this piece of news exclusively to us.

Sidharth Malhotra has sort of had a dry spell so far with his latest movies Baar Baar Dekho, A Gentleman, Ittefaq and Aiyaary bombing at the box office. His last hit was the 2016 release Kapoor & Sons starring his ex-girlfriend Alia Bhatt, Fawad Khan, Rajat Kapoor, Rishi Kapoor and Ratna Pathak. Let’s hope this film comes as redemption for him at the box office.

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CONFIRMED: The trailer of Rajkumar Hirani's Sanjay Dutt biopic starring Ranbir Kapoor will arrive on THIS DAY

Ranbir Kapoor starrer Sanjay Dutt biopic is one of the most ambitious projects to date.  The makers are working hard to get the movie ready for the June release. As far industry insiders are concerned, who have seen the trailer for the movie, claim that it is Ranbir Kapoor’s career-best performance to date. The insiders have also claimed that the movie will push the envelope as far as making biopics in Bollywood is concerned. While the fans are eagerly waiting for Ranbir Kapoor to essay the role of Sanjay Dutt, we know when everyone can watch the first trailer for the film.

CONFIRMED: The trailer of Rajkumar Hirani's Sanjay Dutt biopic starring Ranbir Kapoor will arrive on THIS DAY

There were speculations that Sanjay Dutt biopic trailer will come out during the IPL match between Mumbai Indians and Sunrisers Hyderabad on April 24. Rubbishing those rumours, Rajkumar Hirani revealed that the trailer will be out on Tuesday morning, April 24 itself. “It is not correct news that it is going to be released during the Indian Premier League (IPL) match. As far as I understand, we are launching the teaser before that. It will be in the morning of April 24. In the evening, it will be shown during the IPL match." Hirani said during a media interaction on April 20.

Rajkumar Hirani attended the 5th Veda Session organized by Whistling Woods International Film Institute with Subhash Ghai on April 20. This is where he confirmed the news about the trailer release.

The untitled film also stars Dia Mirza, Anushka Sharma, Vicky Kaushal, Sonam Kapoor amongst others. While one waits for the trailer and the film, it is slated to release on June 29, 2018.

Besides this biopic, Ranbir Kapoor has been prepping for Ayan Mukerji’s superhero flick Brahmastra. The film also stars Alia Bhatt and is slated for August 15, 2019.

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Ali Zafar accused of sexual harassment; Bollywood gives him a clean chit

With Pakistani singer, Meesha Shafi accusing fellow-musician Ali Zafar of sexual harassment, the Harvey Weinstein syndrome that shook the American entertainment industry last year, has reached the Asian shores. It’s only a matter of time before the sexual predators and pedophiles of Bollywood (yes, there are those too) are exposed.

Ali Zafar accused of sexual harassment; Bollywood gives him a clean chit

As far as singer Ali Zafar is concerned, Bollywood, where he has worked in quite a few films, has no reason to complain. One of the top Bollywood leading ladies with whom Ali has worked gives him a clean chit. “He was always impeccably behaved. There was never a whiff of any untoward behaviour. He was punctual, professional, polite, almost aloof. Never tried to act familiar. But then, that’s my experience. The narrative might be completely different in another continent.”

The last Bollywood film that Ali Zafar worked in was Gauri Shinde’s Dear Zindagi. Everyone associated with that film vouches for Ali’s professionalism and decency.

The narrative is indeed different for Ali across the border. Meesha Shafi’s allegations have hit hard. I tried to contact his colleagues from the entertainment industry in Pakistan. There was mostly a silence. Only one actor spoke on condition of anonymity. “Main kya bolu? He’s a well-behaved cultured boy. And seems happily married with two children. This (allegations) will definitely affect his popularity. Hopefully, it won’t damage his family life.”

Unless more women come forward with allegations against Ali Zafar. Has the #MeToo movement started in Pakistan? If it has, how long would it be before actresses start naming and shaming the sexual offenders of Bollywood?

Also Read: Pakistani singer Meesha Shafi accuses Ali Zafar of sexual harassment; the singer denies the allegations and vows to take legal action

Shahid Kapoor announces Mira Rajput's pregnancy with the cutest photo of Misha Kapoor

Remember when Shahid Kapoor's wife Mira Rajput said that she wants to have the second baby soon before she starts to work again? There have been speculations around Shahid Kapoor and Mira Rajput that they were having their second baby after Misha Kapoor. In fact, many paparazzi shots confirmed Mira had a baby bump. However, no confirmation was given by the couple. But now, the news is out that little Misha Kapoor is going to be a big sister.

Shahid Kapoor announces Mira Rajput's pregnancy with the cutest photo of Misha Kapoor

Shahid Kapoor just took to his Instagram account to confirm the news that he is going to be a dad for the second time. Without mentioning anything, he simply shared the cutest picture of Misha Kapoor. She is seen on the ground with “big sister” written in chalk on the top alongside a bunch of colourful balloons. He simply captioned the image with a heart emoji.

Shahid Kapoor announces Mira Rajput's pregnancy with the cutest photo of Misha Kapoor

Shahid and Mira's daughter Misha Kapoor turned one last year in August. Instead of having a big birthday celebration, they took off to London to enjoy some family time together. Ever since Misha’s first pictures went viral on the Internet, the little munchkin has become one of the most favourite celebrity kids on the block. Daddy Shahid Kapoor loves to share the cutest moments of his daughter on his social media.

On the work front, Shahid Kapoor will essay the role of a lawyer in Shree Narayan Singh's Batti Gul Meter Chalu. The film also stars Shraddha Kapoor and Yami Gautam. It is set to be shot across Haridwar, Rishikesh, Tehri, Mussoorie, and Nainital. The film is a social comedy-drama that gives a quirky take on the conspiracy behind exorbitant electricity bills.

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After Chhuriyaan, Sunil Grover bags Salman Khan - Priyanka Chopra starrer Bharat

It was recently announced that Salman Khan and Priyanka Chopra are finally reuniting for Ali Abbas Zafar directorial, Bharat. After Mujhse Shaadi Karogi, Salaam E Ishq and God Tussi Great Ho, this will be their fourth film together. Now, it has been learned that comedian-actor Sunil Grover has bagged the film as well.

After Chhuriyaan, Sunil Grover bags Salman Khan- Priyanka Chopra starrer Bharat

According to the latest reports, Sunil Grover will be seen as Salman Khan's friend in Bharat. The actor has reportedly had an interesting part in the film and not just a sidekick. His role won't be like other comedians who are just in the films for comic punches. He will play Salman's good friend in the film. While the actor or director has not confirmed the news, this comes as pretty good news for Sunil Grover.

Sunil Grover, who was last seen on the big screen in 2016 Blockbuster Baaghi, will now be seen playing a pivotal role alongside Salman Khan in 2019 release Bharat. The Television sensation will be seen as a part of Salman Khan's journey from 30 to 65 years. Welcoming Sunil Grover to the cast, director Ali Abbas Zafar says, "I am very excited to welcome Sunil Grover to the Bharat family. Sunil Grover is one of the most loved names in the Television industry, he has an immense fan following owing to his commendable work. Bharat has him playing a very pivotal part in the film and he along with Salman Khan is sure to create magic on screen."

Continuing the tradition of releasing his films on the festive occasion of Eid, Bollywood Superstar Salman Khan has booked the auspicious date for his 2019 release titled Bharat. Bharat's release also brings back Salman Khan and director Ali Abbas Zafar for an Eid release after the 2016 Blockbuster Hit, Sultan. The hit director-actor duo will be marking a hattrick with Bharat after their last outing Tiger Zinda Hai, the latest entry into their record-breaking association.

Just recently, we reported that Sunil Grover will be starring in Vishal Bhardwaj's Chhuriyaan. The unconventional filmmaker has found his leading man in comedian Sunil Grover. Though Sunil Grover won’t star opposite lead actresses, Sanya Malhotra and Radhika Madan, the casting for actors opposite the two actresses are still on. He will soon begin shooting for the film.

Ali Abbas Zafar has started its prep in London, after which he will move to Spain, Poland, Portugal, and Malta. The film will feature Salman Khan sporting five different looks spanning 60 years, wherein a crucial part will showcase the actor in his late 20s, looking much leaner and younger. Salman Khan will be recreating his Karan Arjun look which has created immense excitement amongst the audience.

The film is an official adaptation of 2014 South Korean film, Ode to My Father which depicted modern Korean history from the 1950s to the present day through the life of an ordinary man and events such as the Hungnam Evacuation during the 1950 Korean War, the government’s decision to dispatch nurses and miners to West Germany in the ’60s and the Vietnam War.

Bharat spans over seven decades and the storyline travels across the world. Directed by Ali Abbas Zafar, produced by Atul Agnihotri’s Reel Life Production Pvt. Ltd and Bhushan Kumar's T-Series, the film is releasing Eid 2019.

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Deepika Padukone in TIME Top 100: Boyfriend Ranveer Singh goes ga-ga, Priyanka Chopra too congratulates her ‘friend’

Deepika Padukone has entered the coveted TIME Top 100 list and she couldn’t be happier. Her fans have gone berserk on social media, congratulating the fact that their queen has finally arrived on the international scene. Amongst this hoopla, her boyfriend Ranveer Singh took to Instagram and made their relationship official in one word: QUEEN. DeepVeer fans went into a tizzy, of course, after they saw this and married the couple for the millionth time, yet again. But this is not all for her so called rival Priyanka Chopra too took to Twitter to exclaim, “So happy and proud to see my friends  @deepikapadukone and @imVkohli on the #Time100 list.. Big congratulations and so well deserved #DesiPower #Represent.”

Deepika Padukone in Forbes Top 100: Boyfriend Ranveer Singh goes ga-ga, Priyanka Chopra too congratulates her ‘friend’

She calls Deepika her friend and also wishes Virat Kohli in the same tweet. This is not the first time that PC has quashed the rivalry rumour between her and the Padmaavat actress. There was a pretty warm social media exchange between the Bajrao Mastani actresses during DP’s xXx: Return Of Xander Cage release where the Quantico star wished the Tamasha babe all the luck.

But all said and done, this truly is a big deal for Deepika Padukone. This year has started with a BANG for her with her film Padmaavat doing record breaking business at the box office and she emerges to be the only Indian actress TIME 100 Influential People of 2018 List. This year truly belongs to her as she enjoys a huge fan following, a testimony of which is seen on her social media platforms with a follower base of more than 75 million. Deepika is also the most followed Asian Woman on Twitter.

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Anupam Kher to star in BBC’s Mrs Wilson

Anupam Kher is currently one of the most celebrated Indian actors in Hollywood who has the distinction of having bagged two nominations at the Screen Actors Guild Awards for Silver Linings Playbook (2013) and The Big Sick (2018) and a BAFTA nomination for The Boy With A Topknot. In addition to his popular shows, Sense8 and The Indian Detective, the thespian has just wrapped NBC’s medical drama and now been signed on to BBC’s highly anticipated drama, Mrs Wilson.

Anupam Kher to star in BBC’s Mrs Wilson

Making for a profoundly moving story, the upcoming show that is set in 1940s and 1960s London is inspired by the memoir of Ruth Wilson's (an award-winning English actress, known for performance in The Affair) grandmother and her family’s complicated history. Kher will be part of an ensemble star cast that includes Wilson in the lead, Iain Glen (of the Game Of Thrones & Delicious fame), Keeley Hawes (known for The Durrells & Ashes To Ashes) and Fiona Shaw (who was in the Harry Potter series & True Blood). If sources are to be believed the seasoned actor shall begin shooting for it in Northern Ireland and London by May 8.

Says Kher, “Mrs Wilson is set in a very interesting background and follows a gripping storyline which had me hooked as I read it. Not to mention, it is great to be part of such a talented star-cast ensemble.  I look forward to shooting in the next month.”

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Hansal Mehta’s Omerta bio-pic gets censor rap for using National Anthem

Hansal Mehta’s gritty raw brutal and disturbing Omerta, the film about the global terror activities of Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, has finally been cleared by the CBFC with an “A” certificate.

Hansal who has in the past fought many brave battles with the censor board was ready for a long grim fight to ensure nothing was tampered with in Omerta. In an earlier conversation Hansal had pledged not to allow even a single cut.

Hansal Mehta’s Omerta bio-pic gets censor rap for using National Anthem

However, only one major cut has been ordered. It is the sequence where Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh (Rajkummar Rao) is seen urinating in prison while the Indian national anthem is playing outside.

The censor board has asked for the National anthem to be removed from this acutely offensive scene. Says the Omerta producer Furquan Khan, “We’ve been asked to remove the National anthem from that sequence and replace it with routine background music. We happily complied and walked away with an ‘A’ certificate which the film deserves.”

Omerta which was scheduled for April 20 is now being readied for a May 4 release when it will rub shoulders with Umesh Shukla’s Amitabh Bachchan-Rishi Kapoor father-son comedy 102 Not Out.

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The Kapil Sharma plot thickens

I’ve always liked Ali Asgar. I still do. I don’t know what prompted him to lie about meeting Kapil Sharma when no such interaction between the two former colleagues ever happened. The truth is, Kapil has not met anyone outside his immediate circle for the past month. Yes, he wants to spend time on his own. He allows only his girlfriend Ginny whom he considers as close to him as any wedded wife, to be by his side.

The Kapil Sharma plot thickens

When we last spoke some time back Kapil said, “Abhi kissise milne ka jee nahin karta.” This is the message he sends across to anyone who wants to meet him. And considering how badly some of his dear friends have treated him, I don’t blame him. Many of those colleagues who benefited from associating with Kapil have turned around and betrayed his confidence.

Main dil ka bahot saaf hoon. Jo dil mein aata hai bol deta haoon. Isska log phayda utha rahen hain (I am clean-hearted. I speak whatever comes in my heart. People are taking advantage of this),” Kapil told me. There was no bitterness in his voice. Only hurt. At times he got angry at the so-called friends who have fed the gossip press with titbits about this life.

All through our 45-minute conversation Kapil sounded depressed but never confused or disoriented. These crocodile tears being shed about Kapil’s health are as bogus as the wigs and bosoms that Kapil’s colleague wore on the show that made them household names.

One of Kapil Sharma's closest friends says there is some kind of a campaign to prove Kapil is mentally unstable. “As far as I know, Ali Asgar never visited Kapil. Kapil is not entertaining any visitors. And he certainly doesn’t have any woman’s name written on his hand foot or any other part of his anatomy. Why are the people who made so much name fame and money from Kapil’s show trying to prove he is unbalanced? Kapil is depressed, yes. He admits. He also admits to having a drinking problem. But let’s not get into who are the people who have got him into this condition.”

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After Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Salman Khan to return to Kashmir for Race 3

Salman Khan, the most bankable star of Bollywood, has not only has given a blockbuster with Tiger Zinda Hai but has also been in news for his Blackbuck Poaching case. While the actor was sentenced five years in the case, he is currently out on bail and completing his pending projects. One of the most awaited projects of Salman Khan is Race 3 which is set for Eid 2018 release.

After Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Salman Khan to return to Kashmir for Race 3

Salman Khan will soon fly to Kashmir to complete the Race 3 schedule. The last time he had been to the scenic beauty was when he starred in mega-blockbuster, Bajrangi Bhaijaan atleast two to three days. He will be returning to Kashmir after three years. He will reportedly shoot with Jacqueline Fernandez for two to three days in Srinagar. A couple of scenes will be shot and even couple of scenes for 'Allah Duhai Hai' song. Post the Kashmir shoot, they will head to Leh, Ladakh for a song shoot. Post that, they will wrap up the film.

Race 3 also stars Jacqueline Fernandez, Anil Kapoor, Bobby Deol, Saqib Saleem, and Daisy Shah. Directed by Remo D’souza and produced by Salman Khan Films and Tips, Race 3 is slated to release on Eid 2018.

Meanwhile, Salman Khan just began shooting for Bharat. This film is the third collaboration with Ali Abbas Zafar after Sultan and Tiger Zinda Hai. The film will mark the return of globetrotter Priyanka Chopra.

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Deepika Padukone emerges to be the only Indian actress on TIME 100 Influential People of 2018 List

Deepika Padukone has made her way to the prestigious TIME 100 Most Influential People 2018 list, having proved to make a global impact with her work. Deepika emerges to be the only Indian actress TIME 100 Influential People of 2018 List. After having given Bollywood many of its firsts with the release of  Padmaavat this year, Deepika has also earned her name in the 100 Most Influential People in the World.

Deepika Padukone emerges to be the only Indian actress TIME 100 Influential People of 2018

The list, now in its fifteenth year, recognizes the activism, innovation and achievement of the world’s most influential individuals. TIME editors have said of the list in the past, “The TIME 100 is a list of the world's most influential men and women, not its most powerful, though those are not mutually exclusive terms. While power is certain, influence is subtle. As much as this exercise chronicles the achievements of the past year, we also focus on figures whose influence is likely to grow, so we can look around the corner to see what is coming."

Bollywood's leading lady, Deepika Padukone brought in 2018 by clocking 300 crores at the box office with her magnum opus period film Padmaavat. With this Deepika was titled the first actress to have entered the 300 crore club with a woman led film. In the current scenario, Deepika commands the title of being of being the most commercially viable actress in the industry, in addition to being the highest paid actress.

The actress also enjoys a huge fan following, a testimony of which is seen on her social media platforms with a follower base of more than 75 million. Deepika is also the most followed Asian Woman on Twitter.

Encashing on her popularity and audience pull, the actress is also touted as a brand favourite with as many as 18 highly coveted brands in her portfolio.

Bangalore girl, Deepika Padukone has also brought about a social change as she became the first actress to publicly address the condition of mental illness and her suffering from depression. The actress currently has been working towards creating awareness and supporting mental illness with her NGO, The Live Love Laugh Foundation (TLLF).

Over the years, Deepika Padukone has not only set a precedent with her work in the Entertainment industry, but has also become the face of the industry globally.

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Pakistani singer Meesha Shafi accuses Ali Zafar of sexual harassment; the singer denies the allegations and vows to take legal action

Hollywood came together to support the #TimesUp movement and #MeToo when Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, and other big names were accused of sexual harassment over the years at the workplace. After taking down big names in the industry, the campaign has reached Pakistan. Pakistani actress and singer Meesha Shafi left everyone in shock as she has accused singer Ali Zafar of sexual harassment. She hopes that her experience will inspire other women to come forward with their stories. She has accused Ali Zafar of harassment on more than one occasion.

Pakistani singer Meesha Shafi accuses Ali Zafar of sexual harassment; the singer denies the allegations and vows to take legal action

Taking to her Twitter, Meesha Shafi wrote, "Sharing this because I believe that by speaking out about my own experience of sexual harassment, I will break the culture of silence that permeates through our society. It is not easy to speak out.. but it is harder to stay silent. My conscience will not allow it anymore #MeToo," she wrote alongside the post.

Throughout my career, my family and fans have given me unconditional support... However, despite having a voice there are some issues that are very difficult to speak about as a woman, especially sexual harassment. Today I speak up because my conscience doesn't allow me to be silent anymore. If this can happen to someone like me, an established artist, it can happen to any young woman and that concerns me.

I have been subjected, on more than one occasions, to sexual harassment of a physical nature a the hands of a colleague from my industry: Ali Zafar. These incidences did not happen when I was young or just entering the industry. This happened to me despite the fact that I am an empowered, accomplished woman who is known for speaking her mind! This happened to me as a mother of two children!"

"I feel betrayed by his behaviour and his attitude and I know that I am not alone. We only have our voices and the time has come to use them," she concluded.

After the story went viral, the actor-singer Ali Zafar came forward immediately to deny all the allegations. He said that he won't be silent in this case and plans to take legal action. Sharing his official statement, Ali took to twitter and wrote, "I categorically deny any and all claims of Ms Shafi. I intend to take this through the courts of law and to address this professionally and seriously, rather than to lodge any allegations here..."

Ali Zafar's official statement read as, "I am deeply aware and in support of the global #MeToo movement and what it stands for. I am the father of a young girl and a young boy, a husband to a wife and a son to a mother. I am a man that has stood up for myself, my family, my colleagues and friends countless times in the face of slander, defamation and general unkindness. I will do the same today. I have nothing to hide. Silence is absolutely not an option.

I categorically deny any and all claims of harassment lodged against me by Ms Shafi. I intend to take this through the courts of law and to address this professionally and seriously rather than to lodge any allegations here, contesting personal vendettas on social media and in turn disrespecting the movement, my family, the industry and my fans. Ultimately I am a strong believer that the truth, always prevails.”

Meesha Shafi is known for popularly known for her performance on Coke Studio Pakistan. She had a small role in Farhan Akhtar's Bhaag Milkha Bhaag.

Ali Zafar has not only been a heartthrob in Pakistan but has extensively worked in Bollywood. He starred in several films including Tere Bin Laden, Mere Brother Ki Dulhan, London Paris New York, Total Siyapaa, Kill Dill and Dear Zindagi.

Amitabh Bachchan REFUSES to comment on Kathua and Unnao cases despite endorsing Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao campaign!

Given the deplorable political and social state of affairs in the country currently, masses at large are OUTRAGED. The Kathua and Unnao rape and murder cases have created a stir and the nation now does not want to hear any excuses this time with regard to the same. While Bollywood bled with the barbaric rape and murder of Asifa Bano, superstar Amitabh Bachchan REFUSED to comment at the same. The superstar has been the brand ambassador of the government’s Beti Bachao Beti Padhao campaign, albeit ironically and yet refused to comment on the heinous act.

Amitabh Bachchan REFUSES to comment on Kathua and Unnao cases despite endorsing Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao campaign!

When asked about the same at the recent event where he was present to launch a song of his upcoming film with Rishi Kapoor, called 102 Not Out, he said, "Mujhe uss vishay par charcha karne mein ghinn aati hai. So uss vishay ko uchhalo mat (I feel disgusted even talking about it. So, don't rake up this issue). It's terrible to even talk about it.” While we understand Mr Bachchan’s sentiment of refusing to talk because it is really disgusting and sad, it is equally important for people of power to put pressure on the government to change laws which protect rapists.

On work front, Amitabh Bachchan is teaming up with Ranbir Kapoor’s dad Rishi Kapoor after decades for 102 Not Out and we are excited to see veteran stars, who are in total top shape by the way, to marvel us once more with their amaze acting chops. The film will release on May 7. Amitabh plays the 102 year old 102 years young Dattatraya Vakharia and Rishi plays his son, 75 year old Babulal.

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Preeti Simoes on Kapil Sharma’s allegations: FLOP plot of ex-girlfriend ruining boyfriend’s life is OLD and OUTDATED

Comedy King Kapil Sharma should be renamed as the Controversy King after the barrage of angry, abusive tweets and absurd allegations to his ex Preeti Simoes. His meteoric rise to superstardom and then subsequent downfall is filmy story but alas it is true in his case. Currently, the comedian is out with fiancé Ginni Chatrath and is unreachable to everyone. Recently, he alleged his ex Preeti Simoes who also was a creative director of his show The Kapil Sharma Show of causing him mental stress and tarnishing his image and extortion. Preeti addressed these issues with Kapil and rubbished all allegations. She said that the plot of old girlfriend trying to cause trouble to boyfriend is outdated and old.  She also said that she and her sister Neeti never tried to exhort any money from Kapil. If that were the case, she would have asked for more and stopped at Rs 25 lakhs because the comedian’s total earnings were about Rs 100 crore last year!

Preeti Simoes on Kapil Sharma’s allegations: FLOP plot of ex-girlfriend ruining boyfriend’s life is OLD and OUTDATED

She also said that when she, Neeti and the entire team of The Kapil Sharma Show were associated with him, he succeeded and the moment he left them, it resulted in his downfall so this shows that she did not try to ruin his life in any way. She spoke about other allegation issued by Kapil’s new team that she illegally sold tickets to Kapil’s show at Rs 30,000 each. She revealed that she fought against forces trying to sell tickets in black and that it is unreasonable that anyone would buy a show ticket for a whopping amount of Rs 30K!

She signed off saying that it is very difficult for Kapil to accept his failure and the fact that she and Neeti were really good for him and he has made a mistake, moving on from them professionally.

Also Read: Kapil Sharma is taking 23 medications every day

Baahubali 2: The Conclusion to hit the screens in China on May 4

After smashing several domestic and global box-office records, SS Rajamouli’s magnum opus sequel Baahubali 2: The Conclusion is set to take over China. Starring Prabhas and Rana Daggubatti, the film is all set to take over China by storm. As Aamir Khan’s Dangal, Secret Superstar, Irrfan Khan's Hindi Medium have shattered box office records in China, the makers of Baahubali have similar expectations with their magnum opus film too.

Baahubali 2: The Conclusion to hit the screens in China on May 4

Baahubali 2: The Conclusion is set to release on May 4 in China. China, over the years, has become a big market for Indian films. With SS Rajamouli's magnum opus film all set to take over China, the sequel also has a newly edited version of the trailer for the international market. We had reported earlier that the makers had again roped in the famed editor of The Incredible Hulk, Vincent Tabaillon to edit the international cut of the sequel.

Baahubali 2: The Conclusion is distributed by the same distributors who had released the first part- E-Star Entertainment. They are also planning to have a larger release as the first part had released in 6000 screens.

Baahubali 2: The Conclusion stars Prabhas, Anushka Shetty, Tamannaah Bhatia, Sathyaraj and Ramya Krishna in significant roles. The sequel was released on April 28, 2017.

National Award winner Riddhi Sen to play Kajol’s son in Eela

19-year-old Bengali actor Riddhi Sen recently won a 65th National Film Award of Best Actor for the film, Nagarkirtan. Now we hear that Riddhi will also be seen in Pradeep Sarkar’s directorial venture, Eela playing the role of Kajol’s son! He took up theatre at a very early age. Ajay Devgn was the one who launched him in Parched and he has also worked in the films like Kahaani, Bhoomi, Churanga directed by Vikas Mehra and Open Tee Bioscope, a Bengali film which is directed by Anindya Chatterjee

National Award winner Riddhi Sen to play Kajol’s son in Eela

After the announcement of the National Film Awards, Kajol took twitter to show her love towards her on screen son. She tweeted, “My virtual son from Eela wins a national award for his Bengali film Nagarkirtan. Awesomesauce Riddhi Sen!”

Riddhi reminisces, adding that when he got the news of him winning the prestigious award, urged on by his mother who saw the news on a channel, Pradeep Sarkar was the first person he called. “Dada was really happy and Kajol ma’am even arranged for a cake for me on the set to celebrate my National Award win.”

The movie is produced by Ajay Devgn and Jayantilal Gada.

Also Read: Ajay Devgn rings in his 49th birthday with Kajol, Nysa, Yug, Vatsal Sheth and Ishita Dutta in Paris

More TROUBLE brews for Shah Rukh Khan from IT Dept with regard to his Alibaug property case

Shah Rukh Khan is in more trouble over the Income Tax Department’s probe into his Alibaug property matter. According to the latest report, the Zero star will not get any respite till December 2018 from the Income Tax department which is currently investigating the case and have alleged that the actor has amassed the property illegally and has named the same ‘benami’. Among many other things, there is an allegation that the property was purchased for agricultural purpose but instead, a luxury bungalow was constructed over it. The property dispute has now reached New Delhi and there will be a hearing with both parties before giving an order in this matter.

More TROUBLE brews for Shah Rukh Khan from IT Dept with regard to his Alibaug property case

It is reported that the authority will pass the order in one year from the date of provisional attachment order. Also, it is also said that the date of hearing and final order depends on the authority's load of work. While this is true, IT department has stuck to its original claim that the actor’s property falls under Benami Act.

For those who don’t know, actor’s Alibaug property is a palatial mansion which is spread over an area of 19,960 sq meters and has state of the art amenities such as a swimming pool, a private helipad, a private football ground and a part of the beach. Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri are regulars there and often entertain guests at the farm house.

On work front, Shah Rukh Khan is completing the shoot of Anand L Rai’s Zero which also stars Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma.

Also Read: Shah Rukh Khan and Katrina Kaif did a special shoot for Zero and here are the details

SCOOP: Ranbir Kapoor’s Dutt Biopic trailer to be released during IPL match on April 24?

Ranbir Kapoor is all set to enthral us with his most ambitious project yet. He will be seen in the garb Bollywood’s ORIGINAL bad boy: Sanjay Dutt in an exhaustive biopic on the controversial life and times of the star. From the few pictures that have been leaked from the sets, Ranbir marvelled us with his amazeballs transformation to the handsome, rockstar personality of Dutt. His pics doing the Sanju Baba walk too grabbed enough eyeballs and piqued attention to the film. Finally, Ranbir and Dutt fans will get a sneak peek into the movie and it would be on the larger than life GRAND scale. We are not kidding. Makers are planning to showcase the trailer on a big screen in between an ongoing IPL 2018 match.

SCOOP: Ranbir Kapoor’s Dutt Biopic trailer to be released during IPL match on April 24?

So on April 24, there is a match scheduled between Hyderabad Sunrisers and Mumbai Indians. As per plan, Ranbir and Dutt are going to be present at the same and release the trailer along with a 30 minute talk about the film. As per source close to the movie, Rajkumar Hirani will moderate the talk and Sanjay will talk about about how he was surprised to see Ranbir’s transformation. Hirani will also speak on how difficult it was to pen an engrossing script, especially since Sanjay’s life has been widely covered by the press.

The makers thought that the grand stage of IPL 2018 would be perfect to release the movie trailer as it would reach maximum people and grab eye balls. Now, this is a super exciting news to all film buffs considering that this is one of the most awaited films of this year which has the potential to catapult Ranbir straight to super stardom.

Also Read: Teaser of Ranbir Kapoor starrer Sanjay Dutt biopic to release in April?

Salman Khan to shoot a music video for Dus Ka Dum

Salman Khan, the most bankable star of Bollywood, has been quite in news lately. The actor not has given a blockbuster with Tiger Zinda Hai but has also been in news for his Blackbuck Poaching case. While the actor was sentenced five years in the case, he is currently out on bail and completing his respective projects. One of the most awaited projects of Salman Khan is Dus Ka Dum which is returning this summer.

Salman Khan to shoot a music video for Dus Ka Dum

Salman Khan has already shot a couple of promotional videos and campaign shoots for the reality show. Now, we hear he will be shooting a special music video for Dus Ka Dum. The song for the video will be sung by Mika Singh who has sung Salman's hit track 'Jumme Ki Raat’. The said videos will have peppy vibe to it. Mika, in a statement, said that he is delighted to once again sing for Salman. They have retained the original flavour of the song but given a new twist to it.

Mika Singh further added that it is always fun to record for Salman Khan. He said that just like Bhai, his songs always need certain amount of energetic vibe and he has always tried to keep up with that.

The show will go on floors in May 2018 after Race 3 is wrapped up. The makers are planning to air the show in June just around Race 3 release. One interesting thing about the new season will be that there won't be celebrity guests. The set will be constructed in the Filmcity in Mumbai. The new season of Dus Ka Dum will be more interactive like Amitabh Bachchan’s Kaun Banega Crorepati. The makers are trying to recreate the quiz show for the audience to take a keen interest in it.

Meanwhile, Salman Khan just began shooting for Bharat. This film is third collaboration with Ali Abbas Zafar after Sultan and Tiger Zinda Hai. The film will mark the return of globetrotter Priyanka Chopra.

Besides this, Salman Khan will be seen in Race 3. The film also stars Jacqueline Fernandez, Anil Kapoor, Bobby Deol, Saqib Saleem, and Daisy Shah. Directed by Remo D’souza and produced by Salman Khan Films and Tips, Race 3 is slated to release on Eid 2018.

Also Read: BHARAT: Salman Khan begins shooting, REVEALS his look

Shah Rukh Khan and Katrina Kaif did a special shoot for Zero and here are the details

Remember last week Katrina Kaif was spotted at Mehboob studio in Bandra sporting a look resembling the yesteryears actress Madhubala? Well, we hear that Kaif was on location for a special shoot for her currently under production film Zero. If that wasn’t all, we also hear that accompanying the actress was none other than Shah Rukh Khan as well. While the shoot itself was conducted under hush hushed circumstances we have some inside details on it.

Shah Rukh Khan and Katrina Kaif did a special shoot for Zero and here are the details

Apparently the said shoot was for some promotional material for Zero that would include posters and other digital promotional materials. If that wasn’t all, the shoot that was done by Suresh Natarajan featured a green screen and similar technology and camera angles that were used in the previous shoot by Avinash Gowariker. Going by this we can expect that the secret photoshoot will feature Shah Rukh Khan in the dwarf role that he plays in the film while of course Katrina’s traditional look made headlines.

Commenting on the same a source close to the development confirms the shoot saying, “Yes Shah Rukh Khan and Katrina Kaif did do a photo shoot against a green screen and I must tell you that the shoot was beautiful.” Talking about the shoot further while not revealing too many details the source added, “It was a promotional poster shoot that went off brilliantly. I cannot really talk about what exactly the shoot was but suffice it to say that the end product will be a beautiful poster.”

While we can’t wait for the final images of this shoot to be release, the film itself Zero will see Shah Rukh Khan reuniting with his Jab Tak Hai Jaan co-stars Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma. Directed by Aanand L Rai the film which is heavy on VFX is being readied for release in December this year.

Also Read: Shah Rukh Khan and Anushka Sharma visit US Consulate in Mumbai; to head to the US for Aanand L Rai’s Zero

After Perils of Being Moderately Famous, Soha Ali Khan to pen her second book on parenting

The new mommy Soha Ali Khan made her debut as a writer with her first book, ‘Perils of Being Moderately Famous.’ The book was released in December, 2017 in the presence of her family including brother Saif Ali Khan and sister in law, Kareena Kapoor Khan. Now, the actress wants to start writing her second book. This time the book will be about perils of parenting.

After her first success in writing, Soha Ali Khan recently expressed she wants to start writing her second book to a leading daily. Speaking to the daily, she wants to start writing something after three months. It could be on the perils of parenting as she is a new parent herself. As the experience is fresh and she is going through it, the take on it will be about what she is dealing with right now. But, she wants to have a humorous tone for the second book just like the first one.

After Perils of Being Moderately Famous, Soha Ali Khan to pen her second book on parenting

Meanwhile, on the work front, Soha Ali Khan will be seen in Sanjay Dutt starrer Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster 3. From it has been learned, she will reprise the role of Chotti Rani aka Jimmy Sheirgill’s second wife. According to earlier reports, producer Rahul Mittra had approached her for the third instalment wherein he told her that she has a special role to play and she immediately agreed to do it.

For the ones who haven’t been following the franchise, Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster 2 featured Soha Ali Khan as the lover of ‘Gangster’ or rather a ragged royal Irrfan Khan. While she is forced to marry Jimmy as the latter falls in love with her and convinces Soha’s father for the alliance, Soha eventually starts developing feelings for her husband.  While she was portrayed to be an ambitious modern girl, Mittra maintained that the new instalment will explore other shades of her character Ranjana. The film is expected to release on July 27, 2018.

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Salman Khan’s Bharat shoot location CHANGED despite getting clearance from Court to travel abroad

Salman Khan’s Bharat has already gone on floors and is all set to release on Eid, 2019. We are waiting, waiting, waiting…as it is set to be the magnum opus of the year. Priyanka Chopra is the female lead of the film and has an equally important role as Khan! This film is very special as this is her comeback film and we all are very excited to finally see her in a Bollywood movie after years! While the initial plan to shoot the movie was in a variety of locations around globe including Poland, London, Malta, Oman, Abu Dhabi and Portugal but now this situation has changed because, Salman was found guilty in the Blackbuck Case and was arrested for the same. He got bail on April 7 but the court did not allow him to travel abroad without its permission. Following which, he is allowed by the Sessions Court to travel to United States, Canada and Nepal. So, this rules most locations out.

Salman Khan’s Bharat shoot location CHANGED despite getting clearance from Court to travel abroad

The team is now reworking on the locations and is considering places like Delhi, Punjab and Mumbai and would try clearance for Abu Dhabi soon. Stay tuned to know the exact locales where this magnum opus will be shot. Bharat is a movie which will be shot keeping in mind the rich tapestry of Indian culture and spans over seven decades. Talking about the movie the director Ali Abbas Zafar said, “Bharat is rooted in India and its culture despite it spanning over 70 years and set across various countries of the world. Priyanka is the biggest Indian artist internationally and she is a perfect fit for the film. Priyanka brings in outstanding acting as well as incredible international appeal to make the scale of the film bigger and even more global.”

The movie clearly has larger than life imagery and striking visuals. Stay tuned to get more updates.

Also Read: Salman Khan granted permission to travel abroad

Ranveer Singh starrer Simmba character similar to Ajay Devgn's Singham? Rohit Shetty clarifies

After giving blockbuster with Golmaal Again, Rohit Shetty is all set to bring a full-fledged entertainer with Ranveer Singh starrer Simmba. After giving the tough cop film with Ajay Devgn starrer Singham, Rohit Shetty is set for another cop drama which will be out and out entertainer. The film will star Saif Ali Khan's daughter Sara Ali Khan.

Ranveer Singh starrer Simmba character similar to Ajay Devgn's Singham Rohit Shetty clarifies

While Simmba has been speculated to be on the same lines as Singham, Rohit Shetty has clarified that the characters are completely different. Speaking to leading daily, Rohit refuted that it would have been difficult to recreate similar cop character like Bajirao Singham. Ranveer Singh's character Sangram Bhalerao is a notorious and flamboyant cop with a different level of energy.

Rohit Shetty and Ranveer Singh have collaborated earlier for an advertisement for Ching's brand. But, this is the first time they are coming together for a film. Rohit is super excited about Sara Ali Khan who is the leading lady of the film.He said that she does not want to restrict herself to one kind of a film or genre. He further added that Sara Ali Khan is excited to be a part of the film. She wants to do everything from a solo project to the ensemble, hard-core commercial film to love story to comedy. He likes how she wants to experience all kinds of work.

Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions will be co-producing it along with Reliance Entertainment and Rohit Shetty Pictures for Simmba. It is all set to release on December 28, 2018.

Also Read: Sara Ali Khan to SHINE equally well despite Simmba being written for Ranveer Singh, assures Rohit Shetty

Blackbuck case: Salman Khan granted permission to travel abroad

Salman Khan has now been granted permission to travel abroad. But there is a glitch. His travel is restricted only to United States, Canada and Nepal. Salman applied at the Sessions Court to grant him permission to travel abroad after getting bail in the blackbuck case on April 7 following which he was given consent to do so. Judge Chandra Kumar Songara of the Sessions Court approved his plea while the Bharat actor’s lawyer Mahesh Bora presented his case. Bora asked for a formal permission before the court because district and sessions court judge Ravindra Kumar Joshi had asked the actor not to leave the country without the court's permission when Salman was granted bail on a personal bond of Rs 50,000.

Salman Khan granted permission to travel abroad

Salman Khan was convicted of killing two blackbucks in 1998 while shooting for Hum Saath Saath Hain in Jodhpur and spent two nights in jail before getting a bail on April 7. Post that he completed shoot of Remo D’souza’s Race 3. Director Ali Abbas Zafar just announced his next Bharat with Salman and Priyanka Chopra in the lead and the movie has already gone on the floors, Post clearance, it will be easy for them to shoot for the team. Ali Abbas Zafar has zeroed in Delhi, Punjab and Mumbai but will also add Abu Dhabi to the list if they get clearance. Initially, their plan was to shoot in Poland, London, Malta, Oman, Abu Dhabi and Portugal but these countries are off limits for the Tubelight star.

The film will feature Salman Khan sporting five different looks spanning 60 years, wherein a crucial part will showcase the actor in his late 20s, looking much leaner and younger. Khan will be recreating his Karan Arjun look which has created immense excitement amongst the audience. Salman Khan is known to treat his fans on festive seasons. While this year will witness Salman Khan's Race 3 hitting the screens, with Bharat the actor has yet again booked the upcoming Eid for himself offering a festive bonanza to the audience.

Also Read: After turning lyricist Salman Khan pens another track for Race 3 and will sing too

After turning lyricist Salman Khan pens another track for Race 3 and will sing too

Almost exactly a month ago, in March, we had reported that Salman Khan had turned lyricist for his currently under production venture, Race 3. In fact, the actor had decided to pen the lyrics of a romantic track since the team of the film was on a lookout for a perfect song to suit the mood. Well, now taking it to the next level, we hear that Salman Khan had not only penned yet another track for the film, but will also sing the new track as well.

After turning lyricist Salman Khan pens another track for Race 3 and will sing too

Apparently, the said new track was a last minute addition to the film and will like the first be yet another romantic number. However, unlike the earlier song that featured vocals by Atif Aslam and Lulia Vantur, the new one has been recorded in Salman’s voice. While the same was recorded a few days ago, the Race 3 team will be shooting a video for the said track in the coming weeks. Recorded at Vishal Mishra’s studio, the said track will feature Race 3 director Remo D’souza returning to his roots by choreographing the video.

Interestingly, this will not be the first time Salman Khan has sung for film. Prior to this Salman has sung the track ‘Hangover’ in Kick and ‘Main Hoon Hero Tera’ from the film Hero.

As for the film Race 3, directed by Remo Dsouza, the film features an all-star cast comprising of Anil Kapoor, Bobby Deol, Jacqueline Fernandez, Daisy Shah and Saqib Saleem in addition to Salman Khan. Produced by Ramesh Taurani the film is slated to release this Eid.

Also Read: Salman Khan starrer Race 3 running behind schedule?

Aamir Khan urges students to join Shramdaan for Paani Foundation

Aamir Khan’s Midas touch is not limited to his films or his box office collections but it also positively impacts his social initiatives. While he has not been speaking about it, Paani Foundation’s Satyameva Jayate Water Cup has grown to achieve what they were set out to in the last three years. In its third year of inception, Aamir Khan is taking Paani Foundation to the youth of the country. The actor is keen that students should be reached out to volunteer for a day from their two months of summer holidays to help the villages for the Jalmitra program and do Shramdaan.

Aamir Khan urges students to join Shramdaan for Paani Foundation

Taking Paani Foundation to educational institutes, Aamir Khan will be going to college and will make an appeal to students by pinning up call to action posters urging students to join the Jalmitra movement. Aamir, who has been extensively working for the welfare of small villages in Maharashtra, will be making this appeal in Mumbai, Pune, Nasik and Nagpur colleges to urge students to join in for Shramdaan. The actor will be visiting Symbiosis college in Pune on the 20th of April. He will interact with students over a question and answer session spreading awareness about the social initiative. The actor wants students from across the state to volunteer for the cause of water conservation and hence join Shramdaan. Interested students can thereby register themselves on jalmitra.paanifoundation.in to join the movement.

Aamir Khan has been associated with Paani Foundation for the past three years and has helped almost 1/4th of Maharashtra to conserve and utilise water. It is a not-for-profit company set up in 2016 by the team of the TV series Satyamev Jayate to fight drought in rural Maharashtra. Aamir Khan's initiative of Paani Foundation’s Satyameva Jayate Water Cup has grown to achieve what they were set out to in the last three years.

In 2018, over 9000 villages from 75 talukas will be competing for the Water Cup. Because of his phenomenal work In this area, in Maharashtra, the smallest of places not only know about Aamir Khan but also take him to be a huge inspiration. The actor, who has been busy shooting for his upcoming film, has been taking some time off along with wife Kiran Rao for Paani Foundation. He will be dedicating 2 months entirely to look into the work personally.

Meanwhile, on the work front, Aamir Khan is starring in the upcoming film Thugs of Hindostan. The Yash Raj Films production is being helmed by Dhoom 3 director Vijay Krishna Acharya. Thugs of Hindostan also stars Amitabh Bachchan, Fatima Sana Shaikh and Katrina Kaif. It will release during Diwali 2018.

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Here's everything you need to know about Mouni Roy's role in Salman Khan starrer Dabangg 3

Salman Khan has many projects in the pipeline. One of the upcoming films is the third instalment of Dabangg. Ever since Arbaaz Khan announced Dabangg 3 (D3), the buzz around the film is only increasing. As Sonakshi Sinha is set to return as the leading lady, there are speculations that TV actress Mouni Roy also has a major role in it. While sources claim Mouni has a bigger part than Sonakshi Sinha, there is no truth to the story.

Here's everything you need to know about Mouni Roy's role in Salman Khan starrer Dabangg 3

According to the recent reports, Mouni Roy has a cameo in Dabangg 3. Her screen time in the film will be that of 15- 20 minutes. Going by the latest reports, the film will be more like a prequel which will showcase the journey of Salman Khan's Chulbul Pandey's early life as Robinhood of his area. Mouni Roy will be playing his love interest from the past in the flashback scenes. The film is said to go on floors in the month of June and will reportedly later this year or in January 2019.

According to the sources, Dabangg 3 is expected to release on January 25, 2019. Due to the busy schedule of Salman Khan for Race 3, the film is yet to go on floors. It was earlier reported the film will release in December 2018. Now, the film is reportedly set to clash with Hrithik Roshan’s upcoming biopic Super 30.

Mouni Roy will be seen many films. The actress will be making her leading debut in Akshay Kumar’s Gold. The film will release on August 15, 2018. Post that, she will be seen in the Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt starrer Brahmastra. She has a negative role in Ayan Mukerji’s directorial. Though her screen time is limited, she really three major films in her kitty.

Meanwhile, Salman Khan has a lot on his plate at the moment. Post completing Race 3, the actor will begin shooting for his upcoming reality show, Dus Ka Dum. He also has to start his next film Bharat which is being helmed by Ali Abbas Zafar.

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THUGS OF HINDOSTAN: Aamir Khan REVEALS key character details, says he plays a man without principles

Aamir Khan is coming to impress us once again with Thugs Of Hindostan and we can’t help but wait to see him dazzle us once again with a never before seen act and take the standard of Indian cinema a notch higher. Aamir and Amitabh Bachchan in one frame too is an exciting prospect which we can’t wait to explore as viewers. Recently, Aamir revealed a lot more about his character and movie. He clarified that there is NO message for the audience in the this film and it is a pure commercial cinema, with a twist. He asked his fans to just ‘enjoy’ his Thugs avatar.

THUGS OF HINDOSTAN Aamir Khan REVEALS key character details, says he plays a man without principles

He revealed that Fatima Sana Shaikh will be playing the central character and the movie revolves around her. So, while talking about his character he said that it has a lot of shades and he plays a guy who can never be trusted. He has no scruples (principles) and can even sell his mother for money! Now that’s a biggie! The movie has high octane action scenes and there is a comparison between Aamir and Jack Sparrow of Pirates Of Caribbean. Silencing this conjecture, he clarified that there are many action films like Pirates of Caribbean, Indiana Jones and many others. But all these are action-adventure films. So the genre of is action adventure but the story is different and Aamir’s character bears no similarity to these iconic characters.

Thugs Of Hindostan is set in the British India period and it is about the group of bandits ‘thugs’ who are into organized crime. It is about a certain sect or cult in ancient India who was into looting and killing people, propagating general destruction. Disturbing yet intriguing? Wait till you see the movie.

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Kalank: Karan Johar pulls a casting coup, locks in Sanjay Dutt-Madhuri Dixit, Alia Bhatt- Varun Dhawan!

Finally! Karan Johar officially announces his epic magnum opus and pulls off an unbelievable casting coup. We will see Madhuri Dixit and Sanjay Dutt in one frame along with a host of other big stars including Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, Sonakshi Sinha, Aditya Roy Kapur! Director Abhishek Varman who helmed 2 States is all set to direct the epic drama set in the 1940s is titled Kalank. The film which was incepted 15 years ago by Karan Johar and his dad Yash Johar has found its way and will be now released on April 19, 2019. The stellar starcast includes Madhuri Dixit, Sonakshi Sinha, Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, Aditya Roy Kapur and Sanjay Dutt. This film also marks the collaboration of Fox Star Studios, Dharma Productions and Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment - the 3 best producers of this time.

Kalank Karan Johar pulls a casting coup, locks in Sanjay Dutt-Madhuri Dixit, Alia Bhatt- Varun Dhawan!

Confirming this Karan Johar says, "Kalank has been an emotional journey for me! A germ of an idea that I had nearly 15 years ago...a film that was in a pre production stage helmed by my father...am now proud to Pass it onto the extremely capable and visionary hands of our director Abhishek Varman! A beautifully structured story by Shibani Bathija and an exceptionally fluid narrative and screenplay by Abhishek.

Sajid Nadiadwala adds, "18th April 2014, 2 States had released...18th April 2018 Kalank begins its journey...this multi starrer with a story will cross all borders, under the capable direction of Abhishek Varman. It be historic in the true sense of the word...I am genuinely happy to be back with the team Fox Star and Karan Johar..this film is special to all of us!!"

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Vijay Singh of Fox Star Studios says, "Our creative and strategic partnership with Dharma Production and Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment, the power houses of industry has been successful and rewarding. Our association with Dharma gave us an excellent opportunity to be associated with 100cr hits like Badrinath Ki Dulhania and Ae Dil Hain Mushkil and with NGE we presented back to back blockbusters - Judwaa 2 and Baaghi 2. We at Fox Star Studios are proud to be presenting Kalank, a movie with stellar and power packed cast of today’s era. With Karan Johar and Sajid Nadiadwala coming together it will be a path breaker and great team to work."

The film will go on floors by the end of April.

Sonam Kapoor flies to Dubai for the gala dinner of IWC Schaffhausen

Hailed as a fashionista, Sonam Kapoor has been the face of some prestigious brands. The actress is a regular at Cannes considering her long standing association with a cosmetic major. Similarly, Sonam has walked the endorsement path with many brands, further taking it ahead with her own apparel label Rheson [with sister Rhea Kapoor]. A year ago, Sonam Kapoor turned the brand ambassador of another esteemed brand the Swiss luxury watch manufacturer IWC Schaffhausen.

Sonam Kapoor flies to Dubai for the gala dinner of IWC Schaffhausen

In 2017, she was announced as their face and Sonam Kapoor continues to be a part of the IWC family. The actress kick started her partnership with IWC as she attended the 27th Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) in Geneva in 2017 alongside other prestigious guests and IWC brand ambassadors from across the world. She also flew down to Geneva for IWC's 150th Anniversary where she was joined by Tunisian actor Hend Sabry, Lebanese celebrity Raya Abirached, Lebanese Australian lawyer Jessica Kahawaty among others.

Now, taking their collaboration ahead, the star will now travel to Dubai for a special gala dinner event to be hosted at the Burj Khalifa. Sonam will fly in a day prior to visit the IWC boutique and has a packed schedule of interviews and influencer meetings as well as a shoot for the brand the next day, followed by the VIP dinner later that night.

For the past few days, Sonam Kapoor has been constantly in news for her marriage reports. While the Kapoor family hasn’t spoken about it, there are reports of the wedding preps kick starting in full swing. She is expected to tie the knot with businessman Anand Ahuja. Although the duo hasn’t spoken about their relationship in public by far, they have been sharing many pictures for the past few months which have only added fuel to the fire.

On the work front, Sonam Kapoor was last seen in Pad Man. The actress has a few releases in the pipeline including Veere Di Wedding and Sanjay Dutt biopic. The actress has been signed for Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga which features with her father Anil Kapoor for the first time. She will be seen alongside Dulquer Salmaan in movie adaptation of the book The Zoya Factor.

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