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John Wick 4 vs Matrix 4: Two Keanu Reeves' films to release on same day

Superstar Keanu Reeves truly had a good year thanks to the success of John Wick 3, Netflix movie and Toy Story 4. But, next year will be full of action considering he is starring in Matrix 4 and John Wick 4. Here's the real twist. Both films, that are highly anticipated flicks, will be releasing on the same day that is May 21st, 2021. We can say that it will be Keanu Reeves weekend.

John Wick 4 vs Matrix 4 Two Keanu Reeves' films to release on same day

On Wednesday, Warner Bros. Pictures announced the release dates of their upcoming films including Matrix 4 which will mark the reunion of Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss along with director Lana Wachowski. Earlier this year, after the stupendous success of John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum,  Summit Entertainment and Lionsgate announced the release date of John Wick 4.

While it would be interesting to see Keanu Reeves reprise both iconic roles, it remains to see what would be the audience's preference? Do you think releasing two of his anticipated movies on the same day would be the right choice? Let us know in the comments.

Vijay Varma to star in Reema Kagti’s web show Fallen?

Vijay Varma won praise for his performance as Moeen in the film Gully Boy that released earlier this year. Reportedly, the actor is all set to take up another interesting project.

Vijay Varma to star in Reema Kagti’s web show Fallen?

As per reports, the actor has been roped for Reema Kagti's web series titled Fallen. The web show will be a thriller and is being bankrolled by Excel Entertainment. Reema, known for her films film Talaash, Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd. and Gold, is set to impress the audience yet again with this upcoming thriller.

It is also been said that actor Gulshan Devaiah, who has given brilliant performances in films like Hunterrr, Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota and Shaitan among others, will also be playing a pivotal role in the series.

Meanwhile, Vijay Varma will next be seen in the Netflix original film Ghost Stories which is slated to release on the streaming platform on January 1, 2020. The actor is also filming for the miniseries A Suitable Boy which also features Ishaan Khatter and Tabu.

Also Read: Baaghi 3: Vijay Varma joins Tiger Shroff in Serbia 

Bigg Boss 13: Sidharth Shukla admitted to hospital after typhoid gets worse?

Sidharth Shukla is one of the primary reasons why Bigg Boss 13 has been hitting the headlines constantly. From his heated fights with Asim Riaz to his interestingly budding romance with his Dil Se Dil Tak co-star Rashami Desai, everything is making news. In latest news, he isn't keeping well and has been reportedly admitted to a hospital.

Bigg Boss 13: Sidharth Shukla admitted to hospital after typhoid gets worse?

Sidharth, who also celebrates his birthday today, is keeping unwell for a while now. Down with typhoid, he was depending on a few medicines and drips and kept participating in tasks but needed to be admitted to a hospital after his health demanded so. However, as per the show's policy, he still can't get in touch with his family members.

On Instagram, Sidharth's team posted a heartfelt birthday wish for the actor. "Sidharth would have been elated with such overwhelming birthday wishes coming his way today! Just like how he is in this photo!! But nonetheless keep sending your wishes through votes to see him ahead in this journey," the post reads.

Sidharth was last seen in the Secret Room along with Paras Chhabra who recently made a comeback to the show. Here's hoping he recovers soon!

Lata Mangeshkar, Vicky Kaushal, Tara Sutaria, Siddharth Shukla among top 10 googled personalities of the year

At the end of every year, Google releases their trend search lists which reveals what sort of content, personalities, songs among other things were most searched by the users. In 2019, Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman became the most searched personality.

Lata Mangeshkar, Vicky Kaushal, Tara Sutaria, Siddharth Shukla among top 10 googled personalities of the year

He was followed by singer Lata Mangeshkar, who was recently in headlines for her health condition. Vicky Kaushal and Tara Sutaria have also made it to the list of most searched personalities. Bigg Boss 13 contestants Siddharth Shukla and Koena Mitra are among the top 10 personalities as well.

Google India's Most Searched Personalities 2019:

1. Abhinandan Varthaman

2. Lata Mangeshkar

3. Yuvraj Singh

4. Anand Kumar

5. Vicky Kaushal

6. Rishabh Pant

7. Ranu Mandal

8. Tara Sutaria

9. Siddharth Shukla

10. Koena Mitra

ALSO READ: Vicky Kaushal and Aditya Dhar’s Ashwatthama to be shot in multiple locations abroad

Vidya Balan announces the release date of Shakuntala Devi, but with a twist

Vidya Balan's Shakuntala Devi, a biopic on the late 'human computer' with the same name, is looking extremely interesting already. For everyone who was wondering about the film's release, we've got the date for you now. But it wasn't easy! Vidya, who's too much into her character now, gave it away only after throwing us a difficult time.

Watch: Vidya Balan announces the release date of Shakuntala Devi, but with a twist

The actor, on Instagram, shared an announcement video. "Get ready to be enamoured by her wit, charm & of course, genius! Watch the video to know when #ShakuntalaDevi is coming to theatres near you," she wrote. But there's no way we were straight onto the release date.

"Hi everyone, I have some really exciting news to share. The release date for Shakuntala Devi has been decided. And it will release in exactly 148 days from now. Kya hua? Calculation nahi kar paa rahe ho? Kya laga? Shakuntala Devi hoon, aise hi bata dungi? Chalo, 1 more try. Which is a number 8, and when added with the month and year numbers, again adds up to 8," she is heard saying. Finally, assuming that most of us are failing at it, she gives it away.

The film, starring Vidya in the titular role, is slated to come out on 8th May 2020. Helmed by Anu Menon, Shakuntala Devi also stars Sanya Malhotra,  Jisshu Sengupta and Amit Sadh in other pivotal roles.

Also Read: Shakuntala Devi-The Human Computer: Jisshu Sengupta to play Vidya Balan’s husband 

Salman Khan reveals the plans for a crossover film featuring Chulbul Pandey, Radhe and Kick's Devil

Salman Khan is gearing up for the release of his upcoming film, Dabangg 3. The actor is reprising the role of Chulbul Pandey in the third installment. While the promotions are on in full swing, he seems to have a lot of ideas in mind.

Salman Khan reveals the plans for a crossover film featuring Chulbul Pandey, Radhe and Kick's Devil

Since he is known for doing action films and is starring in three back to back action starters - Dabangg 3, Radhe and Kick 2. When asked what kind of plans he has for his future films, he seems to have a crossover plan in mind. Speaking about Chulbul Pandey, Radhe and Kick's Devil, he recently said that one thing he wants to do later is that he wants to bring all three characters together. He had something in mind but didn't reveal much.

Salman Khan starrer Dabangg 3 is set for December 20 release followed by Radhe on Eid 2020 and Kick 2 probably 2021.

ALSO READ: Salman Khan reveals whether he will work with Rohit Shetty and Farhan Akhtar

Shah Rukh Khan meets Malayalam filmmaker Aashiq Abu at Mannat; new film on the cards?

Malayalam filmmaker Aashiq Abu, who is known for delivering successful films like Mayaanadhi and Virus, recently met Shah Rukh Khan at his house in Mumbai.

Shah Rukh Khan meets Malayalam filmmaker Aashiq Abu at Mannat. A new film in the cards?

Sharing the picture with Shah Rukh Khan, Aashiq Abu wrote, "Thank you @iamsrk. We love you."

 

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Producer Shaneem Zayed also shared photos and captioned them, “A good two long hour conversation with #SRK with one of most favorite directors and writers @aashiqabu and @syampushkaran that became easily one of the most memorable days of my life I am sure yours too @mrkrrish #shahrukhkhan #kingkhan #aashiqabu #syampushkaran #krrish”.

As per reports, director Aashiq Abu himself confirmed the news of directing Shah Rukh Khan in an action drama film. The reports further state that it will be a Bollywood film and not the remake of a Malayalam film.

Shah Rukh Khan was last seen in the film Zero that released in December of 2018. The actor has not officially announced his next project. For some time now, there are reports that Shah Rukh Khan has been in talks with filmmakers Rajkumar Hirani, Atlee, Raj and DK.

Giving rest to all the rumours surrounding his next project, the actor on his birthday on November 2 announced that he is reading scripts and will announce his next project soon enough.

Also Read: Shah Rukh Khan’s film with Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK is complete action entertainer

Alia Bhatt voted as 'The Sexiest Asian Woman of 2019'

With the award season kicking in, Alia Bhatt is making her presence felt. After the Screen Awards, the svelte actress has been voted the Sexiest Asian Woman of 2019 in an online poll conducted by the UK based Eastern Eye Magazine. Be it her choice of roles or sartorial picks, Alia has always brought her A-game to the table.

Alia Bhatt voted as 'The Sexiest Asian Woman of 2019' in an UK poll

In its 16th edition, Alia tops the chart, taking the title from her industry colleague Deepika Padukone who had won last year. Alia has had a dream run in 2019. From plum projects to top-line endorsement deals and Gully Boy as India’s official 2020 Oscar entry, Bhatt finishes off the year in a clean sweep by bagging awards and accolades.

“I think it’s every woman’s secret wish to be called ‘sexy’, so it’s extremely flattering for me to get an official tag on that. While I thank everyone, who has voted for me, putting me on top of the chart, I want to share something close to my heart. sexy is a feeling and no woman should wait for any external validation, it is our own perception of ourselves that counts the most. To girl power!,” said Alia Bhatt.

Bhatt made her debut in 2012 with Student of the year and in a short span of time has twelve releases to her name as the lead actor. She is currently filming Sadak 2, Brahmastra and Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Gangubai Kathiawadi.

Also Read: Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan reveal why working with their fathers is the best thing 

Aparshakti Khurrana bags his first lead role opposite Pranutan Bahl in a film titled Helmet

It seems that it's going to be a year of very interesting castings in Bollywood! We have learnt that Dino Morea is producing a film with a fresh concoction of two interesting actors. After getting raving reviews for his performance in Pati Patni Aur Woh, Aparshakti Khurana has been waking up to thousands of fan requests and reviews demanding to see him as the lead hero in a film.

Aparshakti Khurrana bags his first lead role opposite Pranutan Bahl in a film titled Helmet

After getting amazing feedback in her debut film The Notebook, fans are eager to see what actor Pranutan Bahl takes on as her next film! Now, we hear that both these supremely talented actors have found each other on the sets of a film titled Helmet!

While nothing much is being said about this film just yet, we can confirm that this film is going to be special for many reasons for both Aparshakti Khurana and Pranutan.

ALSO READ: Pati Patni Aur Woh: Aparshakti Khurrana opens up on sharing great camaraderie with Kartik Aaryan

Kapil Sharma completes his commitments, shoots with Deepika Padukone and Good Newwz team post his daughter's birth

10th December marked an important day in Kapil Sharma and Ginni Chatrath’s lives as they welcomed their beautiful baby girl in this world. While the doting father hasn’t slept a wink in these 2-3 days, even as the makers asked him to postpone the shoot, Kapil was determined to complete his commitments and shot with the team of Chhapaak and Good Newwz two consequent days (11th and 12th Dec) for The Kapil Sharma Show.

Kapil Sharma completes his commitments, shoots with Deepika Padukone and Good Newwz team post his daughter's birth

Deepika Padukone, while shooting the Chappak episode asked Kapil to show the pictures of his little angel. When we spoke to Kapil he was really happy to complete the year on such a positive note, The Kapil Sharma Show that kick-started 2018 with a bang not just completes a year but has successfully delivered 100 episodes and has the audience waiting for more!

He said, “Yes I have had sleepless nights but the feeling of being a father is out of this world! I am overwhelmed with all the love. I have had a bout of terrible cold because of which I haven’t held my baby in my arms and I just want to hug her and tell her how much I have waited for this day to come. Both Ginni and the baby are healthy and doing well. Fatherhood has definitely brought in a lot of responsibilities, and I am looking forward to the same".

 

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ALSO READ: Kapil Sharma and Ginni Chatrath blessed with a baby girl

Salman Khan reveals whether he will work with Rohit Shetty and Farhan Akhtar

Salman Khan is gearing up for the release of Dabangg 3 which is only a few days away. The actor is reprising the role of the quirky cop Chulbul Pandey. Right after the third installment of Dabangg, the actor will be starring in an action film, Radhe - Your Most Wanted Bhai which is releasing on Eid 2020. With that being said, rumours are rife that Salman Khan might work with Rohit Shetty and Farhan Akhtar.

Salman Khan reveals whether he will work with Rohit Shetty and Farhan Akhtar

Recently, Salman Khan was asked about Farhan Akhtar approaching him for a project. His father, Salim Khan, revealed that Farhan had a script for Salman. When asked about the collaboration, the actor said that Farhan and Zoya Akhtar have been like a family to him. Like his siblings. He admitted that Farhan did come up with a script but nothing is definite yet.

Meanwhile, earlier this year, there were speculations that Rohit Shetty and Salman might work together. When asked about the possibility of this collaboration, he said nothing has been finalized yet. They have been talking about other things as well. So, does Salman's Chulbul Pandey fit in Rohit's cop universe? Salman states that Dabangg is a universe in itself.

Dabangg 3 stars Salman Khan, Sonakshi Sinha, Arbaaz Khan and Kicha Sudeep in the lead roles. It will mark the Bollywood debut of Mahesh Manjrekar’s daughter Saiee Manjrekar. The film has been directed by Prabhu Deva and produced by Salma Khan, Arbaaz Khan and Nikhil Dwivedi under the banner of Salman Khan Films and is slated to release on 20th December, this year.

ALSO READ: Radhe vs Laxmmi Bomb: Salman Khan opens up about clashing with Akshay Kumar on Eid 2020

Tribhanga director Renuka Shahane believes Kajol was under-utilised in films

It's not like we've seen a lot of Kajol in the past few years. After Pradeep Sarkar's Helicopter Eela in 2018 which featured her as a single mother, the actor will be now seen making a brief cameo in husband Ajay Devgn's Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior. Meanwhile, she had also given a green signal to Renuka Shahane's Tribhanga, the shoot of which was finished a few days back.

Tribhanga director Renuka Shahane believe Kajol was under-utilised in films

In a recent conversation, Renuka opened up on how there couldn't be a better actor to bring her story alive. She went on to add how Kajol would insist her to point it out when she was not performing as expected. Stating that all directors want this liberty, Renuka also said that Kajol remained under-utilised all this while and that it was brave of her to accept a film like Tribhanga.

A Netflix India original, Tribhanga also stars Tanvi Azmi and Mithila Palkar and will mark Kajol's debut in the digital space. Kunaal Roy Kapoor will also be seen playing a pivotal part.  Revolving around three women belonging to three different generations, it is slated to premiere sometime next year.

Also Read: It's a wrap for Netflix original Tribhanga starring Kajol, Mithila Palkar, Tanvi Azmi & Kunaal Roy Kapur

Richa Chadha gets offers to do professional gigs post One Mic Stand

After her fantastic set on One Mic Stand, people are constantly reaching out to Richa Chadha to offer her gigs. So far the actress has received over 10 requests - some from comedy venues, some from corporate houses who have offered Richa to do a set for them at a private event. It was Richa’s effortless sense of comedy, that is both funny and relevant at the same time, Chadha has been offered to replicate her magic at professional gigs.

Richa Chadha gets offers to do professional gigs post One Mic Stand

The actress, however, is only humbled to have received these offers. Having achieved an enviable stature as a true blue comic actress with her unforgettable act in Fukrey as Bholi Punjaban, she tried her hand at stand up comedy this time only because the concept of the show intrigued her. She has always believed in trying out things that scare her and challenges her to ensure that growth as an artist remains multifaceted and doesn’t stagnate at any point. However, at this given point of time, she is committed to a long schedule of a film shoot. In fact, her show, Inside Edge is released recently and she is juggling between shoot and promotions.

Richa says, “I am floored and flattered to see the kind message coming my way. I am ecstatic that the show Fared that well. Frankly, I was scared when I went on stage. I had written my set and knew my material but to perform it live was just another ballgame. I want to try more of it and will do so soon when time permits me.”

ALSO READ: Rangoli Chandel LASHES OUT at Richa Chadha and calls her jobless over her comments she made on Kangana Ranaut during a show!

Amazon Studios to produce Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas' unscripted sangeet series

Earlier this year, Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas announced that they were working on a series that was based on their wedding. One year into their wedding, Amazon has greenlit the sangeet series. The project is underway and they will start filming in 2020.

Amazon Studios to produce Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas' unscripted sangeet series

Priyanka took to Instagram to announce the series and captioned it, "At our wedding, both of our families came together to perform a sangeet. A performance (dance-off competition style) that celebrated our love story, one of the most unforgettable moments from a very special time in our lives. @nickjonas and I are excited to announce a new, currently untitled project (we’re still working on it!!) that celebrates the love and magic that comes from friends and family that join together through music and dance the night before a wedding. It’s our #SangeetProject ❤️❤️ Happy one year anniversary baby. It’s our first together. We want to share this amazing experience with couples set to be wed. SO...if you're engaged to be married in the spring or summer next year (2020), we want to be part of the celebration and help you make it even more spectacular. #representationmatters #crosspollination #culturesblending."

As per official synopsis, "The series is a celebration of the love, marriage, and magic that ensues when friends and family come together through music and dance the evening before the wedding. The engaged couples featured throughout will hail from a diverse range of cultural backgrounds and locations. Each episode will follow an engaged couple along with their wedding party, family, and friends, as they not only prepare for the wedding itself, but also rehearse for what will be an epic performance with the help of a team of celebrity choreographers, stylists, and creative directors.”

Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas will appear in the series which is being bankrolled by Amazon Studios and Alfred Street Industries. Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Nick Jonas, Dan Cutforth, Jane Lipsitz, Dan Volpe, Anjula Acharia, Phil McIntyre, and Nina Anand Aujla will serve as Executive Producers.

On the work front, Priyanka Chopra was last seen in The Sky Is Pink starring alongside Farhan Akhtar and Zaira Wasim. The actress is currently shooting for The White Tiger.

ALSO READ: Priyanka Chopra Jonas tops the IMDb’s list of Indian stars for 2019

Radhe vs Laxmmi Bomb: Salman Khan opens up about clashing with Akshay Kumar on Eid 2020

Salman Khan and Akshay Kumar will be clashing on Eid 2020 with their respective films. Akshay, who is working on Laxmmi Bomb, will be facing off Salman's action starrer Radhe - Your Most Wanted Bhai. While both films are highly anticipated films, Salman Khan says that there is space for more films on Eid.

Radhe vs Laxmmi Bomb: Salman Khan opens up about clashing with Akshay Kumar on Eid 2020

Salman recently said that his films have released on Republic Day, Christmas, Diwali, Ramadan, and Eid. So, he doesn't claim that Eid is his when it comes to film releases. He said that the audience decides which film to spend on. If they like the film, they'll watch it otherwise they won't. He said that it doesn't matter if it's a festive release or not.

Salman further said that they were working in Radhe when someone suggested Prabhu Dheva's name. After Dabangg 3 release, he was to go on two month holiday. But, when Salman approached him, he agreed to do it. The script was halfway ready and he was working on Inshallah. He claimed he didn't remember the name of the film but hopes Radhe releases on Eid.

Radhe will be the third collaboration between Salman Khan and Prabhu Dheva after Wanted and Dabangg 3. Radhe is produced by Sohail Khan & Reel Life Production Pvt. Limited under the banner of Salman Khan Films.

The film is reportedly the remake of the Korean movie, The Outlaws which released in 2017. It was directed by Kang Yoon-sung and starred Ma Dong-Seok and Yoon Kye-Sang.

ALSO READ: Salman Khan says Dabangg 4 script is ready

Is Sushant Singh Rajput recommending his ladylove Rhea Chakraborty to producers?

That Sushant Singh Rajput is in a steady relationship with starlet Rhea Chakraborty is by now  a well-known fact in the film industry. No matter how  much Sushant dodges questions about her, giving dodgy roundabout answers which fool nobody, the entire industry is aware of how serious he is about Ms. Chakraborty.

Is Sushant Singh Rajput recommending his ladylove Rhea Chakraborty to producers?

A source close to Rajput reveals, “He has been in  several relationships after a steady 7-year alliance with Ankita Lokhande. None of his relationships  post-Lokhande have lasted. But it looks like he is  serious about  Rhea, so serious that he's actually recommending her as his leading lady to  producers.”

One hears producers are more than happy to cast  them together as Rhea is in the up-and-coming category of actresses who are not that successful yet and therefore do not charge through the roof.

One hears of another announcement with Sushant Singh Rajput and Rhea Chakraborty in the lead. They are already cast together in Gaurang Doshi’s Happy Anniversary.

Also Read: REVEALED: Fox Star Studios announces Dil Bechara’s release date but continues negotiations with Amazon Prime

Salman Khan says Dabangg 4 script is ready

The Dabangg franchise continues to grow. With Dabangg 3 only a few days away, Salman Khan is excited to return as Chulbul Pandey in the third installment. The actor has been promoting the film in full swing.

Salman Khan says Dabangg 4 script is ready

Meanwhile, Salman Khan has also said that they have Dabangg 4 written as well. While he didn't say when he plans to take the film on the floor or who would direct it, he said that the script is ready.

Well, it is indeed great news for all the Chulbul Pandey fans.

Dabangg 3 stars Salman Khan, Sonakshi Sinha, Arbaaz Khan and Kicha Sudeep in the lead roles. It will mark the Bollywood debut of Mahesh Manjrekar's daughter Saiee Manjrekar.

The film has been directed by Prabhu Deva and produced by Salma Khan, Arbaaz Khan and Nikhil Dwivedi under the banner of Salman Khan Films and is slated to release on 20th December, this year.

ALSO READ: Dabangg 3: Here's a glimpse of Salman Khan and Kichcha Sudeep's epic face-off

Mardaani 2: Here's why the makers decided to not include any songs in the Rani Mukerji starrer

Rani Mukerji’s Mardaani 2 has shocked and gripped the nation with its brilliant storyline that is inspired by shocking true crimes against women by juveniles. The edge-of-the-seat thriller will see Rani in a race against time to capture a brutal serial rapist who systematically targets women. Mardaani 2 has definitely sparked a conversation on the threat this poses on young girls across our country.

Mardaani 2: Here's why the makers decided to not include any songs in the Rani Mukerji starrer

Given the powerful messaging of the film, the makers wanted to stay away from doing any and every gimmicky marketing idea. Since the film is looking to affect social change, the makers even scrapped the idea of shooting a promotional music video and also refused to even put a song in the film. The reason – the makers wanted to deliver the message of the film through its story alone and thereby accentuate the viewing experience of the audience by delivering a powerful, adrenaline-pumping thriller without any distractions like songs and music videos. They felt it would be the most authentic and genuine way to communicate about this serious social issue happening in India which everyone should sit up and take notice.

Rani confirms saying, “Mardaani is an entertaining thriller but at its core, it is seeking to give a strong social message on the rise of violent crimes on women that are being committed by juveniles in our country. We wanted to protect the sanctity of our message and not do any marketing gimmicks like shoot a promotional song just to get more conversions and more eyeballs. We felt this would be counter-productive to what we wanted to achieve.”

Rani adds, “When at one hand we are trying to deliver a powerful message, we couldn’t have recorded and shot a music video because that would have diluted the intent of the film. We were okay to not fall into the trap of conventional beliefs and chose to stay away from all such routes of marketing to ensure that we preserve the authenticity of our film. This was of maximum priority for us and I’m glad that we stuck to our beliefs.”

Rani is reprising the role of the fearless and committed Superintendent of Police, Shivani Shivaji Roy in the film. She had delivered a knock-out performance in the superhit and hugely acclaimed prequel, Mardaani, in which she took on the kingpin of a child trafficking racket. Produced by Aditya Chopra, Mardaani 2 will be Rani’s next release after the global blockbuster Hichki that delivered 250 crores worldwide. Mardaani 2 is set to hit theatres on 13th December.

Also Read: Rani Mukerji hosts the first screening of Mardaani 2 for police officers

EXCLUSIVE: Panipat makers opt for self-censorship; REMOVE 11 minutes of controversial content

Historical sagas are being made regularly in Bollywood as it can reap dividends for all parties involved. Often such films are grand and hence audiences prefer watching it on the big screen, thereby resulting in great box office returns. But such films can also come with their share of troubles. The manner in which Sanjay Leela Bhansali's 2018 film Padmaavat faced a lot of troubles and failed to find a release in several states is a significant chapter of recent times.

And now another film that has led to problems is the recently released period flick Panipat. It released last week and from Saturday, protests began in Rajasthan. Their grouse was the scene involving Maharaja Surajmal, his dialect which they claimed was inaccurate and his depiction as a greedy ruler. According to a crucial scene in the second half, the Maharaja asks for Agra Fort and only then he agrees to provide help against the Afghans. When Sadashivrao Bhau (Arjun Kapoor) refuses to agree to the deal, Maharaja Surajmal leaves the Marathas stranded. So angry were the protestors with these scenes and depictions that they burnt an effigy of director-producer Ashutosh Gowariker. A few days later, many centres in Rajasthan stopped playing the film.

ith no other option in hand, the makers have decided to remove the bits that have offended the protestors. They approached the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) with a revised version of the film. This version is of 162 minutes, 11 minutes shorter than the original. The CBFC has passed it and it'll be played across the country from Friday onwards. All major multiplexes have received the revised censor certificate and have been instructed to play the new version in their properties from Friday December 13.

Incidentally, this is not the first Ashutosh Gowariker film that raised tempers in Rajasthan. His 2008 flick Jodhaa Akbar faced protests on a huge scale over the alleged historical inaccuracies. The film never saw a release in the desert state and also in few more states.

Also Read: Panipat - Jaipur residents protest against the alleged wrong portrayal of King Surajmal; burn posters and demand to stop film screening

Karan Johar reveals the reason he added colour and bling to his personal wardrobe

Karan Johar, apart from his films, is also known for making bold fashion statements, may it be his funky shoes or flashy jackets. The filmmaker said that reason he added colour and bling to his wardrobe is because he is going through a midlife crisis.

Karan Johar reveals the reason he added colour and bling to his personal wardrobe

Talking on a chat show, Karan Johar said that fashion designer Manish Malhotra has a very specific sense of his own. Karan said that he is very flashy and flamboyant as a designer but very sober even it comes to his personal sense. The Ae Dil Hai Mushkil director said that he is going through a midlife crisis. The colours are his wat to combat the age and stage he is at.

Karan was talking about his fashion sense and choice on a show hosted by Manish Malhotra. When asked if he enjoys stalking on social media, Kara said that he does it all the time and has no problem being on social media. He said that loves stalking and said that it is his midnight activity. He further said that he is at his stalking best when he is lying in bed right before sleeping.

Meanwhile, Karan Johar, who produces several big projects, is currently prepping for his next directorial titled Takht. The film has an ensemble cast and includes Bhumi Pednekar, Alia Bhatt, Kareena Kapoor, Janhvi Kapoor, Anil Kapoor, Ranveer Singh, and Vicky Kaushal.

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Disha Patani will resume shooting for KTina in April 2020 after wrap up of Radhe

Disha Patani is set for 2020 with her back to back movie releases. The actress has Malang with Aditya Roy Kapur that hits the screens in February 2020, Radhe opposite Salman Khan that releases on Eid, followed by Ekta Kapoor’s KTina, that is expected to come out by the year-end.

Disha Patani will resume shooting for KTina in April 2020 after wrap up of Radhe

The first schedule of KTina was shot last month in Chandigarh, after which Disha began her prep for Radhe. The actress is currently shooting for the Prabhu Dheva's movie that will see her opposite Salman Khan, yet again. Disha will resume shooting for KTina in April 2020, after she has wrapped up Radhe.

Disha Patani not only does she have big-ticket films with Bollywood biggies like Salman Khan and directors like Mohit Suri and Prabhu Dheva but will also shoulder KTina, who’s first look had striking similarities with her film’s producer Ekta Kapoor’s look, with all the astrological elements and rings intact!

ALSO READ: Disha Patani in a Calvin Klein underwear is all things hot!

Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhaan: Jitendra Kumar says Ayushmann Khurrana and he had to put efforts to look comfortable with each other

Actor Jitendra Kumar is best known for his work in the shows of comedy giant The Viral Fever (TVF). He has played pivotal characters in TVF shows Kota Factory, The Pitchers and Permanent Roommates. The actor has done two feature films so far- Gone Kesh and the yet to release Chaman Bahar. He is currently working on his third feature project which is much bigger in scale than his previous two. Kumar will be seen in Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhaan alongside Ayushmann Khurrana.

Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhaan: Jitendra Kumar says Ayushmann Khurrana and he had to put efforts to look comfortable with each other

After having wrapped the Varanasi schedule, the team has now started shooting in Mumbai. Talking to about his film, Jitendra Kumar said that it has been an amazing experience so far. He said that there is good energy on the sets and great relationships are being formed. Kumar plays a gay character that falls in love with Ayushmann's character in the film. He said that each character in the film is significant and that there is no second lead.

He said that the filmmakers noticed him because of his work on TVF shows and said that his character is no different from what he has done before. The actor added that he was initially apprehensive as he feared to repeat himself. However, Kumar said that was not the case as the emotions of the characters are very different from him.

Talking about working with the National Award-winning Ayushmann Khurrana, Kumar said that they have never experienced this and so are putting efforts to look comfortable with each other and that there is chemistry.

Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan is set to release on February 21, 2020.

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Kabir Singh beats Avengers Endgame as it becomes most searched movie on Google India in 2019

This year has been quite big when it came to movies. Like every year, Google India released its year-end list for 2019 which revealed which were most searched films in 2019 in India.

Kabir Singh beats Avengers Endgame as it becomes most searched movie on Google India in 2019

Taking the top spot is Shahid Kapoor's double century blockbuster Kabir Singh which was a remake of Telugu film Arjun Reddy. The film remained in news after the release as well as discussions began on toxic masculinity that was shown in the film. Kabir Singh beat Hollywood's highly anticipated flick Avengers Endgame which took the second spot followed by Joker, Captain Marvel and Super 30.

Movies:

1.Kabir Singh

2. Avengers Endgame

3. Joker

4. Captain Marvel

5. Super 30

6. Mission Mangal

7. Gully Boy

8. War

9. Housefull 4

10. Uri - The Surgical Strike

In the overall section of Google India, amongst the other topics, Kabir Singh grabbed the fourth position and became one of the most searched terms this year followed by Avengers Endgame at fifth, Joker at eight and Captain Marvel on the ninth spot.

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John Abraham to work with national award winning action directors for Sanjay Gupta’s Mumbai Saga

John Abraham’s career has mostly consisted of high-octane action films and he is all set to take things up a notch with Sanjay Gupta’s upcoming film, Mumbai Saga. The multi-starrer action film is based around the journey of the city Bombay becoming Mumbai. With Emraan Hashmi, Jackie Shroff, Suneil Shetty, Gulshan Grover and more being a part of the star cast, this movie is surely going to be one of the biggest mafia films of all times.

John Abraham to work with national award winning action directors for Sanjay Gupta’s Mumbai Saga

Since the film’s one of the most anticipated ones, John Abraham wants the best ones on board this project. He is all set to collaborate with national award-winning action directors, Anbumani and Arivumani, for intense action sequences. The duo has already directed the action scenes of Yash starrer KGF and will now be overlooking the Sanjay Gupta’s directorial.

Mumbai Saga is still under works and the team will soon start shooting the last leg of their shooting schedule in Mumbai.

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Chhapaak : Here’s why Laxmi Agarwal was missing from the trailer launch of the Deepika Padukone starrer

A day ago, actress Deepika Padukone along with director Meghna Gulzar and co-star Vikrant Massey launched the trailer of their upcoming film Chhapaak. The film is based on a real-life incident. Deepika Padukone portrays the role of an acid attack survivor Malti whose character is inspired by Laxmi Agarwal.

Chhapaak : Here’s why Laxmi Agarwal was missing from the trailer launch of the Deepika Padukone starrer

Laxmi Agarwal's absence at the trailer was questioned by several. Turns out the makers of the film have some special plans with her. Reportedly, the makers intend to have another event with her, probably in Delhi. Through the film, the makers are trying to show the on-ground consequences of enduring an acid attack.

In an early interview, Laxmi was asked if she was involved in the making of the film. She said that she was involved and Meghna Gulzar spent a lot of time with her to understand her life. Laxmi is confident that the movie will reflect her story the way it is.

During the trailer launch, Deepika Padukone, while talking about the film and Laxmi, said, “It is Laxmi's spirit. It is about how easy she is with everything. Her joy, her attitude, I have never met somebody like her. She is so unique. I don't say anything about her with sympathy. She is always full of stories. She is always full of anecdotes. I can sit and talk to her for hours. You will see that side of her in the film.”

Produced by Fox Star Studios, Chhapaak is set to hit theatres on January 10, 2020.

Also Read: Chhapaak: Deepika Padukone showcases traumatic journey of Malti in new posters

SCOOP: Ranveer Singh in talks to play Indian superhero Nagraj, Karan Johar to co-produce?

Just a day ago, Ranveer Singh celebrated his 9th anniversary in Bollywood. The actor, who debuted with Band Baaja Baaraat in 2010, has since then become one of the bankable stars. As of now, he is shooting for Yash Raj Films' Jayeshbhai Jordaar which is set for 2020 release. Meanwhile, he has many projects in the pipeline including '83 and now it seems like the actor might be ready to explore the superhero genre.

SCOOP: Ranveer Singh in talks to play Indian superhero Nagraj, Karan Johar to co-produce?

As per recent reports, Ranveer Singh is in negotiations to play iconic Indian superhero Nagraj on the big screen. If everything falls into place, the film will be co-produced by Karan Johar. Manoj Gupta, president of publisher Raj Comics, revealed that they are currently in talks with Karan and Ranveer for a live-action silver-screen adaptation of Nagraj. He said that nothing is concrete yet but things are looking positive. While the project discussions are in its initial stages, they are hoping for 2022 release.

Manoj Gupta further added that when they had created Nagraj, which means Snake King, they had never imagined that it would have such a huge following across India. He further revealed that they are excited about the fact that Nagraj will be made into a film. This will be the first live-action film on an Indian superhero.  Nagraj was created by Sanjay Gupta in the late 80s. It was then published by Raj Comics.

Meanwhile, Ranveer Singh and Karan Johar are collaborating on Takht which will be directed by the filmmaker himself. It is set to go on floor in 2020.

ALSO READ: Ranveer Singh was always supposed to stand out and not blend in

Mahesh Bhatt’s Vishesh Films collaborates with Jio Studios for a web series based on a dramatic love story set in 70s Bollywood

Mahesh Bhatt is currently working on the second instalment of the Sadak franchise with almost his entire family. The movie is a sequel of Pooja Bhatt and Sanjay Dutt starrer 1991 classic namesake with Alia Bhatt and Aditya Roy Kapur as an addition to the star cast. The movie is still under works and the team manages to shoot when all their schedules are aligned.

Mahesh Bhatt’s Vishesh Films collaborates with Jio Studios for a web series based on a dramatic love story set in 70s Bollywood

If the reports are to be believed, Mahesh Bhatt’s Vishesh Films will soon be collaborating with Jio Studios for a web series. The series will be set in 70s Bollywood and will surely be a dramatic love story exploring the highs and lows of a relationship of a married filmmaker with his wife, who is a top actress of her time.

There have been no reports as to who will be a part of this web series as we await further details about the same.

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AR Rahman and his daughters to open for U2 in India

Oscar-winning music maestro AR Rahman, who recently collaborated with rock band U2, will be opening for the Irish band along with his daughters  - Khatija and Raheema. The band is set to perform in Mumbai on December 15. AR Rahman and his daughters will perform on their collaborative single 'Ahimsa'.

AR Rahman and his daughters to open for U2 in India

Talking about his collaboration, AR Rahman earlier said in a statement, “Ahimsa requires courage and strength. A quality that is impervious to weapons or power. It’s a mission which is most needed to heal the modern world and it is incredible timing to collaborate with U2, with their amazing legacy, to revive this movement.”

U2 is bringing their "U2: The Joshua Tree Tour" tour to India which is about celebrating their iconic 1987 album of the same name. The concert will be taking place at Mumbai's DY Patil Stadium.

ALSO READ: AR Rahman collaborates with U2 for single titled Ahimsa

Pulkit Samrat and Ritesh Sidhwani hint at Fukrey 3

The successful series had the first and the second parts hitting the bull's eye at the box office. In fact, Riteish Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar's Excel Entertainment produced Fukrey Returns starring Pulkit Samrat, Varun Sharma, Ali Fazal and Richa Chadha in lead roles. The movie garnered over Rs 100 crore worldwide as well.

Pulkit Samrat and Ritesh Sidhwani hint at Fukrey 3

In a friendly banter on social media, both Pulkit and Ritesh almost confirmed an acclamation for the next installment of Fukrey. When Pulkit questioned if part 3 is in the making, Ritesh wrote that it will indeed be in place for 2020. It's a treat for all Fukrey fans to watch the Fukra team come back with yet another entertaining installment next year.

Pulkit Samrat and Ritesh Sidhwani hint at Fukrey 3

On the other hand, Ritesh's production house Excel Entertainment will be collaborating with MacGuffin Pictures (Honey Trehan and Abhishek Chaubey) for an upcoming project which will be directed by Hitesh Bhatia with the star cast including Rishi Kapoor and Juhi Chawla.

ALSO READ: Kriti Kharbanda admits to dating Pulkit Samrat; says he is here to stay

CONFIRMED! Shalini Pandey to debut in Bollywood with Ranveer Singh starrer Jayeshbhai Jordaar

Arjun Reddy debutante Shalini Pandey is all set to make her way to Bollywood with Ranveer Singh starrer Jayeshbhai Jordaar. The rumours have been rife for the last couple of months but it's now confirmed. Shalini Pandey had mesmerized everyone with her infectious charm and acting prowess in the Telugu blockbuster Arjun Reddy. Shalini debuts with this Yash Raj Films production whose storyline celebrates women empowerment. The talented young actress will also be managed by YRF going forward.

CONFIRMED! Shalini Pandey to debut in Bollywood with Ranveer Singh starrer Jayeshbhai Jordaar

YRF has always discovered supremely talented outsiders like Ranveer Singh, Anushka Sharma, Bhumi Pednekar, etc who have become stars in their own right. So, one can imagine that Shalini will definitely be an actress to watch out for given YRF’s trust in backing her as the leading lady opposite a powerhouse performer like Ranveer.

The producer of Jayeshbhai Jordaar, Maneesh Sharma, who has cast Shalini in the film speaks highly of this 25-year old actress. “Our script and the vision of the film demanded a fresh face for the leading lady’s part. Shalini’s audition was so spontaneous and nuanced that we knew immediately that she was the right person for the part. She is an assured actor with a refreshing presence, and we have real confidence in backing her talent. She’s really going to catch your attention in Jayeshbhai Jordaar!” says Maneesh.

Shalini started her career as a theatre actor in Jabalpur (Madhya Pradesh) before working in the Telugu industry. Despite not knowing Telugu fluently, Shalini prepared herself thoroughly to do her own dubbing in Arjun Reddy and was widely appreciated for her performance. She has also worked in the cult classic Mahanati.

About her big-ticket Bollywood debut Shalini says, “Being given the opportunity to be signed on as a talent and also being cast under the Yash Raj Films banner is truly any artist’s dream. I’ve been blessed with this huge chance to show my mettle in the Hindi film industry and I’m incredibly thankful for it. I’m also very fortunate to be sharing screen space with Ranveer Singh who is one of the biggest superstars of our generation and also one of the most versatile actors too. I’m thrilled about being paired opposite to him and this inspires me to prepare myself thoroughly to deliver the best.”

The script is penned by debutant writer-director Divyang Thakkar. The first-timer is directing Ranveer in a humourous entertainer set in Gujarat and the superstar will be seen playing the role of a Gujarati man for the first time. The film is being produced by YRF’s homegrown producer Maneesh Sharma.

ALSO READ: The first look of Ranveer Singh starrer Jayeshbhai Jordaar justifies the title of the film!

EXCLUSIVE: Varun Dhawan steps in last minute for a performance at Star Screen Awards 2019

This past weekend was all about glitz and glamour at the Star Screen Awards 2019. Many actors took home the awards for their performances this year. From Ranveer Singh to Ayushmann Khurrana, Taapsee Pannu to Bhumi Pednekar, some great performances were appreciated. While many performers set the stage on fire, it was Varun Dhawan who stepped in last minute for a performance.

EXCLUSIVE Varun Dhawan steps in last minute for a performance at Star Screen Awards 2019

According to a source, "Varun Dhawan has been keeping busy with the shooting of David Dhawan's Coolie No 1. He received a call from the channel where they requested him to attend and perform at the grand event as an actor had backed out. Since the actor has a good rapport with the channel, he agreed to do so. The actor was shooting till 6:30 in the morning on Sunday. He went for the award show, rehearsed and performed very last minute. While he did not make an appearance at the red carpet, he surely did leave a mark with his performance."

Meanwhile, on the work front, Varun Dhawan will be next starring in David Dhawan's Coolie No 1 which stars Sara Ali Khan. It is releasing on May 1, 2020.

Also Read: Varun Dhawan posts an adorable picture of David Dhawan and Anil Dhawan from the sets of Coolie No. 1

Despite being unwell, Shahid Kapoor to commence Jersey shoot on December 13

Actor Shahid Kapoor has been fighting poor health for some time. So, much so that he was asked by his doctor to put a hold on all his work commitments and take complete bed rest. However, being a true professional that he is, the actor tried to complete his commitment at the recent award show to the best of his ability.

Despite being unwell, Shahid to commence Jersey shoot on December 13
A source says, “Shahid is a thorough professional and a man of his words. Therefore, even though the doctor had advised him bed rest, he tried to fulfill his commitments for a recent award ceremony to the best ability. Although he again fell severely ill, Shahid didn’t want anyone to suffer any kind of loss. Now, keeping his health in mind, the shoot of his upcoming film Jersey will start a week later from December 13.”

Aman Gill, producer of Jersey says, “Shahid has a very professional approach towards work and he has always given his best. However, he recently fell extremely ill, and his health is of utmost importance to us. Therefore for him to recover fully we decided to delay the film’s shoot by a week and now will start on Friday 13th December.”

Also Read: “No film of mine was going blockbuster” – Shahid Kapoor reveals why he chose Jersey after Kabir Singh

Shah Rukh Khan opens up about the flops he gave lately; says he has been fired a couple of times

Actor Shah Rukh Khan who took a break from acting after his last release in December 2018, recently spoke to a BBC journalist about the flops he had given lately. In the past few years, the actor was part of films like Zero, Raees, and Jab Harry Met Sejal among others that either failed to make a mark at the box-office or received mix-response.

Shah Rukh Khan opens up about the flops he gave lately; says he has been fired a couple of times

Talking about the flops, Shah Rukh Khan said "I think we just made bad films. It’s as simple as that. Because in India, everyone knows how to play cricket and how to make movies. I really believe there’s no one reason for a movie going wrong, except for the fact that I truly believe I told a story badly. It’s not with humility, but with honesty, I am being ploy of the audience and if I can’t make my boss happy, I will be fired from the job."

Ever since Zero failed to make a mark at the box-office, the actor has not announced any project that he will be acting in. Although as per reports, the actor has signed a film filmmaker duo Raj and DK, who helmed the Amazon series The Family Man.

Also Read: Indonesian actor dedicates his award to Shah Rukh Khan; gets a reply from the superstar

Rani Mukerji hosts the first screening of Mardaani 2 for police officers

Rani Mukerji’s Mardaani 2 has shocked and gripped the nation with its brilliant story line that is inspired by shocking true crimes against women by juveniles. The edge-of-the-seat thriller will see Rani in a race against time to capture a brutal serial rapist who systematically targets women. Mardaani 2 has definitely sparked a conversation on the threat this poses on young girls across our country.

Rani Mukerji hosts the first screening of Mardaani 2 for police officers

Rani is reprising the role of the fearless and committed Superintendent of Police, Shivani Shivaji Roy in the film. She had delivered a knock-out performance in the super hit and hugely acclaimed prequel, Mardaani, in which she took on the kingpin of a child trafficking racket. Rani has been meeting and interacting with cops across the country to bring more awareness to heinous, violent crimes committed by juveniles on women and young girls and she has been lauding the effort that cops put in to keep us safe.

 

Fittingly, Rani will be hosting the first screening of her film for police officers of Mumbai city. “Rani is deeply inspired by the work that cops put in daily to keep our families and daughters safe. While playing a police officer on screen, she has witnessed first-hand the struggles, sacrifices and the passion that cops have to keep our country safe. She wants to celebrate their hard work and show them Mardaani 2 before anyone else does as a gesture. About 300 cops of Mumbai city will be seeing the film tomorrow post which Rani will be interacting with them and hear their opinion on how the film has been accurate in portraying a serious social issue,” reveals an informer.

Produced by Aditya Chopra, Mardaani 2 will be Rani’s next release after the global blockbuster Hichki that delivered 250 crores worldwide. Mardaani 2 is set to hit theatres on 13th December.

Taapsee Pannu felt an instant connect with cricketer Mithali Raj because of this reason

On Indian cricketer, Mithali Raj's birthday, December 3, Viacom 18 announced the biopic Shabaash Mithu. The Studio with an impressive record of stories with strong women characters from Kahaani, Queen, Mary Kom to Padmaavat has roped in Taapsee Pannu to headline the film and signed Rahul Dholakia as the director.

Taapsee Pannu felt an instant connect with cricketer Mithali Raj because of this reason

In an interview with a tabloid, Taapsee Pannu spoke about what made her connect with Mithali Raj. Taapsee said that she started following Mithali Raj when she counter-questioned a journalist who asked her about her favourite male cricketer, wondering if he'd pose the same query to a male cricketer. The actress felt an instant connection because as an actress, Taapsee is often asked about her male co-stars. Talking further about Mithali, Taapsee said, what struck as odd to her while watching Mithali's matches was that while the team was battling it out in the pitch, she would sit in the pavilion reading a book.

Growing up, Taapsee never played cricket as it was considered a guy thing. However, Mithali has now challenged the actress to learn her cover drive. Mithali Raj will be helping Taapsee train for her character.

Also Read: SCOOP: Taapsee Pannu to star in Hindi remake of U Turn? 

Karan Johar to co-produce Vijay Deverakonda starrer Fighter?

It was reported a while ago that Karan Johar will soon be collaborating with the south superstar, Vijay Deverakonda. Vijay Deverakonda shot to fame overnight after his stellar performance in Arjun Reddy. Now, with Vijay Deverakonda starring in multi-lingual film Fighter, Karan Johar has joined hands with the producers, Charmee Kaur and Puri Jagannadh to get the film a better coverage.

Karan Johar to co-produce Vijay Deverakonda starrer Fighter

Fighter is a Telugu film which will also release in Hindi and with Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions, the makers couldn’t be happier to have him on board. Karan Johar has already produced the mammoth-sized project Baahubali in regional cinemas and if the reports are to be believed, he is all set to collaborate for his second regional venture.

Vijay Deverakonda will next be seen in World Famous Lover and will soon wrap the shoot for the same.

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It's a wrap for Netflix original Tribhanga starring Kajol, Mithila Palkar, Tanvi Azmi & Kunaal Roy Kapur

Producer Siddharth P. Malhotra has just wrapped up the shoot of Tribhanga- a Netflix original with Kajol Devgn in the lead role. In a photograph posted on Instagram, Siddharth P Malhotra and the group are all beaming - possibly after work well done. Tribhanga is being directed by actress Renuka Shahane, who Siddharth fondly refers to as 'sister' on Instagram.

It's a wrap for Netflix original Tribhanga starring  Kajol, Mithila Palkar, Tanvi Azmi & Kunaal Roy Kapur

Siddharth P  Malhotra is always known to make good cinema and television serials. From movies like We are family, Hichki, Zee 5's web series Kaafir to television series namely, Sanjivani, Dill Mill Gayee, Sanjivani 2, all of his work shows women in a strong light and the scripts have been the highlight on his projects.

 

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My dearest @renukash710 it’s been a true honor and pleasure sharing this wonderful dream of yours and making it a reality. Today as we wrap the shoot of #tribhanga I can’t help but look back at the journey of getting this film made which only you and me know. Thank you for your faith and patience in me and letting me and @sapnamalhotra01 as #alchemyfilmspvtltd tell your story as the first film under our banner as producers along with @banijayasia and @ajaydevgnfilms . I’m taking back with me wonderful memories which I’m sure when I and am sure every technician and actor on the film looks back... we will have a smile on our faces thanks to your leadership and aura of making it such a wonderful and fun shoot. Love u loads and can’t wait for the word to applaud your work and brilliance. Keep shining ❤️

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Tribhanga is a complex tale of three incredible women who are from three different generations but belong to the same family. It would be interesting to watch this Indian family drama that weaves together the importance of family. Tribhanga is Siddharth P. Malhotra's first film on Netflix Original as a producer under the banner Alchemy Films Pvt. Ltd alongside Ajay Devgn Films and Banijay Asia.

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Amitabh Bachchan and Sonakshi Sinha are most talked about handles on Twitter India

As the year comes to a close, Twitter India has released its year-ender list which reveals most liked, retweeted and talked-about celebrities in India.

Amitabh Bachchan and Sonakshi Sinha are most talked about handles on Twitter India

In the male celebrities category, Amitabh Bachchan is on the top of the list followed by Akshay Kumar, Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Vijay, AR Rahman, Ranveer Singh, Ajay Devgn, Mahesh Babu, and Atlee.

In the female celebrities category, Sonakshi Sinha has taken the top spot followed by Anushka Sharma, Lata Mangeshkar, Archana Kalpathi, Priyanka Chopra, Alia Bhatt, Kajal Aggarwal, Sunny Leone, Madhuri Dixit and Rakul Preet Singh.

ALSO READ: Sonakshi Sinha: “When I was shooting, I felt so comfortable in front of the camera, that’s when I realised that acting is my true calling”

SCOOP: Is ROHIT SHETTY planning to CHANGE the title of AKSHAY KUMAR & KATRINA KAIF starrer SOORYAVANSHI to VEER SURYAVANSHI?

Rohit Shetty’s Sooryavanshi is complete (barring a festive, colourful song and dance number) after which post-production work has begun now. The Akshay Kumar & Katrina Kaif starrer has been shot over various regions including Mumbai, Hyderabad and Thailand and now the film is complete (with just a fun and festive song and dance number left to be shot). But we have come to know that the filmmaker had registered a number of titles at the Indian Motion Picture Producers’ Association (IMPPA) earlier this year and during the last schedule held in Film City Goregaon Studios in Mumbai last month, a set with the filmmaker’s production house, Rohit Shetty Picturez, had been constructed with the movie name of Veer Suryavanshi. Akshay plays DCP Veer Sooryavanshi, the chief of the Anti-Terrorism Squad.

SCOOP: Is ROHIT SHETTY planning to CHANGE the title of AKSHAYKUMAR & KATRINA KAIF starrer SOORYAVANSHI to VEER SURYAVANSHI?

Says a trade source, “It was reported last month (during the second week of November) that Akshay Kumar was recently shooting a pivotal scene for Sooryavanshi, in Mumbai where he sprained a muscle in his left arm but continued to shoot. Apart from other locations in various parts of Mumbai, the Sooryavanshi cast (which apparently included Akshay too) and crew also shot at over a span of four days inside the Film City Studios, including BNHS Gate, from Bapu Nagar to Temple Road and Temple Valley, Khandala Ghat and at Studio No.5. The Rohit Shetty Picturez board which was there at all locations had the title Veer Suryavanshi. While it could possibly be an issue over the title of Sooryavanshi, it is not clear why Rohit has shot these four days of his movie under this name. Earlier this year he had registered three titles (apart from Sooryavanshi) - Veer Suryavanshi, Suryavanshi and Suryavanshi IPS. Akshay plays DCP Veer Sooryavanshi, who deals with terrorism and during the climax comes together with Ajay Devgn and Ranveer Singh in one of the biggest and the best high-octane action scenes ever seen in recent times.”

Apart from Akshay and Katrina, the film also stars Gulshan Grover, Sikander Kher, Neena Gupta, Niharica Raizada and others. The climax has already been shot last month with the Akshay, Ajay and Ranveer on a grand scale in Hyderabad. Ajay and Ranveer reprise their roles of Bajirao Singham and Simmba Bhalerao from the franchise's previous films Singham and Simmba in cameos. Earlier the movie was to release on Eid 2020 but was preponed. Now the film is releasing on March 27, 2020.

Also Read: BREAKING: Akshay Kumar and Rohit Shetty have a major FALLOUT over Sooryavanshi; Karan Johar plays mediator

Pepsi announces Salman Khan as brand ambassador

Pepsi India has constantly innovated and reinvented itself to create experiences that connect with consumer passions, be it Bollywood, music or sports. The brand has also consistently partnered with artists and new-age icons of today’s generation, as it has built strong connect with its consumers. We are now excited to announce Pepsi’s collaboration with Bollywood actor Salman Khan.

Pepsi announces Salman Khan the brand ambassador

Speaking about the association, a PepsiCo India spokesperson said, “We are excited to announce Pepsi’s collaboration with Bollywood superstar Salman Khan. Over the last year, SWAG has been the underlying message throughout Brand Pepsi’s campaigns, celebrating the innate self-belief of the Indian consumer today. In 2020, we look forward to building the brand’s Har Ghoont Mein Swag proposition with Salman in 2020.”

The year 2020 will see brand Pepsi create a scale 360-degree campaign that will reflect the self-confidence of today's youth in a manner that is as effortlessly cool as Salman.

Salman will be next seen in the super successful Dabangg franchise. Pepsi will be launching its association with Salman by tying up with Dabangg 3. This campaign will give consumers a sneak peek into what the Pepsi 2020 campaign will look like.

Also Read: Dabangg 3: Salman Khan starrer promises an unforgettable climax

Diljit Dosanjh was really skeptical about doing a Dharma film, but got excited when Karan Johar offered him Good Newwz!

Diljit Dosanjh is all set to star in Good Newwz with Akshay Kumar, Kareena Kapoor Khan, and Kiara Advani. The film is based around two couples who opt for an IVF treatment, but a sperm mix-up entangles their lives. With Raj Mehta as the director, Good Newwz is being produced by Dharma Productions and in a recent interview, Diljit Dosanjh opened up about being skeptical regarding this project.

Diljit Dosanjh was really sceptical about doing a Dharma film, but got excited when Karan Johar offered him Good Newwz!

Diljit revealed that he was offered to work with Dharma earlier as well, and with Good Newwz, he was about to pass the opportunity to work with Dharma again. It was his manager who convinced him to sit through the entire narration and he was keen on working in Good Newwz because he had liked the script. When Karan Johar asked him to be a part of the film over a phone call, Diljit got really anxious and excited!

Well, we’re glad Diljit agreed to do the film because we just can’t wait to see him cast his Punjabi spell on us!

Also Read: GOOD NEWWZ: Here’s how Akshay Kumar and Diljit Dosanjh bonded with each other

Shweta Basu Prasad and Rohit Mittal announce separation less than a year after marriage

Makdee star Shweta Basu Prasad tied the knot with her filmmaker boyfriend Rohit Mittal on December 13 following Bengali and Marwadi rituals, last year. Ahead of her first year anniversary, the actress announced that she is separating from her husband Rohit.

Shweta Basu Prasad and Rohit Mittal announce separation less than a year after marriage

In a post shared by Shweta Basu Prasad on Instagram, she wrote, “Hi everyone, Rohit Mittal and I have mutually decided to part our ways and end our marriage. After months of contemplation, we arrived at this decision few months ago in each other’s best interest, as individuals. Not every book is supposed to be read cover to cover, that doesn’t mean the book is bad, or one can’t read, some things are just best left unfinished. Thank you Rohit for the irreplaceable memories and always inspiring me. Have a great life ahead, forever your cheerleader.”

 

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Shweta Basu Prasad entered the Hindi film and TV industry at a very young age. She starred in several films including 2002 film Makdee for which she won the National Film Award for Best Child Artist. She went onto star in Iqbal, Vaah! Life Ho Toh Aisi!, Darna Zaroori Hai before venturing into Bengali, Telugu and Tamil cinema. Her last outing in films was 2017 film, Badrinath Ki Dulhania in which she essayed the role of Varun Dhawan’s sister-in-law. She, last, starred in a TV show Chandra Nandini.

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SCOOP: Taapsee Pannu to star in Hindi remake of U Turn?

The 2018 Tamil-Telugu suspense thriller U Turn is all set to get a Hindi avatar. The film, which starred  the very saleable Samantha Akkineni, was a  moneyspinner. Understandably, it has now been lapped up for a Hindi remake.

SCOOP: Taapsee Pannu to star in Hindi remake of U Turn?

But the question is, who will play Samantha’s role  of the young inexperienced journalist investigating some mysterious road accidents? Buzz is Taapsee Pannu has been “seriously approached” to play the  role. At the same time, the producers are keen on getting Samantha to reprise the role in Hindi.

Says a source, “For some strange reasons, Samantha is not keen to extend her popularity  down South into the Hindi belt. They want her to do her role from U Turn.  But, she is reluctant. Maybe she wants to start a family.”

Given the original’s unwillingness to extend her frontiers Taapsee Pannu is the natural choice to take Samantha’s place in the Bollywood remake of U Turn.

So who will it be, Samantha Akkineni or Taapsee Pannu?

Let’s wait and watch.

Also Read: Taapsee Pannu says that she spoke to Harshvardhan Kapoor after her comment on him

Kapil Sharma and Ginni Chatrath blessed with a baby girl

Last December, Kapil Sharma tied the knot with Ginni Chatrath in a lavish ceremony followed by a reception for the industry members.  The comedian has been quite busy with his show The Kapil Sharma Show but also made sure to spend quality time with his wife. And this December, the comedian has welcomed his first child with his wife.

Kapil Sharma and Ginni Chatrath blessed with a baby girl

Kapil Sharma, this morning, revealed that he and his wife Ginni were blessed with a baby girl. "Blessed to have a baby girl need ur blessings love u all jai mata di "

Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Pema Khandu congratulated him on Twitter and wrote, “Warmest congratulations on the birth of your sweet baby girl.”

A month ago, Kapil Sharma even filmed some advance episodes for The Kapil Sharma Show since he would take leave to be with his family.

ALSO READ: Akshay Kumar replies to Kapil Sharma after the comedian says his ‘Good News’ is coming before Good Newwz

Ayushmann Khurrana to reunite with Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan team for recreated version of Gabru

After the success of Bala, Ayushmann Khurrana began shooting for his next film, Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan. The film which is a sequel to his 2017 released Shubh Mangal Saavdhan which starred Bhumi Pednekar. Three weeks ago, the cast wrapped up the shooting of the film in Banaras.

Ayushmann Khurrana to reunite with Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan team for recreated version of Gabru

Ayushmann Khurrana is set to reunite with the Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan team soon to shoot a special song, Honey Singh's 'Gabru'. The makers of the film have bought the rights to make a new version of the hit track for the much-anticipated family entertainer of 2020. By the strong cast of the film, it already looks like a game-changer for the genre of family entertainment in Bollywood.

This version of 'Gabru', which was originally done by Yo Yo Honey Singh, will be made by ace music producer Tanishk Bagchi. The song will match the contemporary music aesthetics of the Millenials and is bound to make everyone dance to it’s tunes once again!

Talking about this, Tanishk says, “'Gabru' has a very desi feel to it and is loved by everyone. We will retain the feel of the track and add something very special for music lovers. I am really excited to be working on this track.”

Directed by Hitesh Kewalya and jointly produced by Bhushan Kumar’s T-Series and Aanand L Rai’s Colour Yellow Productions, the film has got a new release date. Instead of the earlier March date, the film will hit the theatres on February 21, 2020.

ALSO READ: Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan: Ayushmann Khurrana and team wrap up Banaras schedule

Panipat: Jaipur residents protest against the alleged wrong portrayal of King Surajmal; burn posters and demand to stop film screening

Residents of Jaipur city in Rajasthan have taken to the street to protest against Ashutosh Gowariker’s directorial Panipat. The film revolves around the third battle of Panipat that took place between the Afghans and the Marathas. Before the release of the film, the makers were involved in controversies to the extent that they were served legal notices.

Panipat: Jaipur residents protest against the alleged wrong portrayal of King Surajmal; burn posters and demand to stop film screening

Now, three days after the release, a group of people are claiming that the film portrays King Surajmal in a bad light. Reportedly, people gathered in large numbers at the Surajmatt Square which has become a protest site. State Rajasthan Minister Vishwendra Singh, a descendant of Surajmal, joined the protest and demanded immediate ban on the film.

The protesters claim that in the film King Surajmal is seen demanding the Agra Fort for helping the Marathas, which they claim is not true. As per reports, protesters have been burning the posters of the film and vandalising theatre property. They have also demanded that the film not be screened in the city theatres.

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Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Monday took to Twitter to demand the intervention of the Censor Board to settle the locals' claims on the matter. "This situation where so many reactions are coming out regarding Panipat should not have come up. The Censor Board should intervene in the matter and take cognizance of the same. Distributors should build a dialogue with the Jat community without any delay," the Chief Minister tweeted.


Also Read: Kriti Sanon says her biggest achievement was people assuming that she is a Maharashtrian after watching Panipat

This is what Kiara Advani plans on doing to make her performance personal for an upcoming awards show

After Alia Bhatt and Shraddha Kapoor, Kiara Advani has gone behind the mic to sing an acoustic reprised version of Bekhayali, the chartbuster from the movie Kabir Singh.

This is what Kiara Advani plans on doing to make her performance personal for an upcoming awards show

Well, she has certainly seemed to have surprised everyone with her magical voice. Kiara says it was an impromptu act. “I was supposed to perform on a bunch of songs from Kabir Singh at an awards gala. To make it more personal, I thought, why not sing the song itself? The organizers asked me if I was sure and I said I wanted to give it a shot.”

She said, "It all happened so quickly. The organizers didn’t want to lose out on the opportunity and immediately made arrangements and headed to a recording studio. Kiara herself was surprised. “It was all decided in 15 minutes. Thankfully it all worked out and we used this piece for the final act.”

The actress says that she enjoyed performing to the song and she is dying to share it with fans online. “I am excited to see their response.”

Meanwhile, after playing the role of Preeti in the film Kabir Singh, the actress will next be seen in the film Good Newwz which will be released on December 27. The film directed by Raj Mehta also stars Akshay Kumar, Diljit Dosanjh, and Kareena Kapoor Khan.

Also Read: THIS is what Kiara Advani did for a living before she became an actress!

Kriti Sanon says her biggest achievement was people assuming that she is a Maharashtrian after watching Panipat

For the first time, actress Kriti Sanon portrayed the role of a Maharashtrian. The actress played the role of Parvatibai in Ashutosh Gowariker’s period drama Panipat. Though the film has been garnering positive responses, it seems to be having a tough time at the box-office. The actress spoke to a daily about the response she got from the audience for her performance.

Kriti Sanon says her biggest achievement was people assuming that she is a Maharashtrian after watching Panipat

Kriti Sanon said that it was good to look a part but what touches her heart is that people are appreciating her as an actor. Kriti said that after the film’s special screening some people came and spoke to her in Marathi assuming that she is a Maharashtrian. The actress said that it is a huge achievement for her. Also, she said that for the first time her mother did not see Kriti in Parvatibai. Kriti said that playing a Maharashtrian set in a different era was a new space for her.

The Luka Chuppi actress said that Panipat was physically and mentally challenging and she is proud of the film regardless of its commercial outcome.

Meanwhile, the actress has started to shoot for her next film titled Mimi. Produced by Dinesh Vijan in association with Jio Studios, Mimi is based on a Marathi film Mala Aai Vhaaychy which won the National Award for Best Feature Film in Marathi in 2011.

Also Read: Panipat: Real jewellery used for the making of the magnum opus starring Arjun Kapoor and Kriti Sanon

Plea in High Court to challenge release of Rani Mukerji starrer Mardaani 2

A man from Kota city has reportedly filed a petition in Rajasthan High Court challenging the release of Rani Mukerji’s much-awaited film Mardaani 2. The petitioner, Taslim Ahmed, has objected to the content of the movie shown in its teaser as the film is set in Kota city. Ahmed has made the Central government and the Censor Board the party and alleged that the movie and its content could tarnish the image of Kota city. Ahmed has urged the high court to ban the release of the film to prevent the image of Kota city from being tarnished.

Plea in High Court to challenge release of Rani Mukerji starrer Mardaani 2

Rani Mukerji’s Mardaani 2 has shocked and gripped the nation with its brilliant storyline that is inspired by shocking true crimes against women by juveniles. The edge-of-the-seat thriller will see Rani in a race against time to capture a brutal serial rapist who systematically targets women. Mardaani 2 has definitely sparked a conversation on the threat this poses on young women and girls and the spiking rate of violent crimes in India.

Rani is reprising the role of the fearless and committed Superintendent of Police, Shivani Shivaji Roy in the film. She had delivered a knock-out performance in the superhit and hugely acclaimed prequel, Mardaani, in which she took on the kingpin of a child trafficking racket. Produced by Aditya Chopra, Mardaani 2 will be Rani’s next release after the global blockbuster Hichki that delivered 250 crores worldwide. Mardaani 2 is set to hit theatres on 13th December.

ALSO READ: Mardaani 2: Rani Mukerji meets special Night Patrol Police to discuss women’s safety

Shah Rukh Khan talks about the #MeToo movement; hopes that the change is here to stay

Shah Rukh Khan was last seen in the film Zero which released in December 2018. Ever since, the actor has taken a break from acting and is reading scripts for his next film. Meanwhile, the actor recently spoke to a BBC journalist about the MeToo movement.

Shah Rukh Khan talks about the #MeToo movement; hopes that the change is here to stay

Shah Rukh Khan said that the movement started from the West and it gave voice to women to come out and talk about something that may have happened some years back. He said that it gave them enough support to come out with their stories.

Talking about the greatness of the movement, he said that in the future, we have to accept that people do mistreat women in most fields than not. The Raees actor hopes that the change is here to stay.

During the #MeToo movement in India, several people from the film industry were also named. Shah Rukh Khan said that in the cinematic world and media world, it has made them a little more aware now. He thinks that the people are aware that this is not going to go untouched if somebody behaves in an improper manner.

When asked if Indian commercial films have touched upon such stories, Shah Rukh said while mainstream cinema has not delved deep into the subject, the parallel cinema has always held the fort.

The actor, however, said the combination of entertainment and engagement is needed and there should be more films like Dangal, Bajrangi Bhaijaan, and Chak De! India. Shah Rukh Khan said that they take an issue and kind of entertain you. He said that engage and entertain is a big concept, which happens very seldom.

Also Read: Shah Rukh Khan reveals he wants to direct an action film