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Kartik Aaryan roped in as the face of eyewear brand IRUS

Popular eyewear brand Idee is all set to launch a new eyewear brand, Irus and the brand has roped in heartthrob of the country, Kartik Aaryan as its brand ambassador. The popular eyewear brand was on a look out for a young face, who has strong connection with the youth, to endorse their new eyewear brand Irus. Kartik's popularity amongst the youth is unmatchable, thanks to his superhit Pyaar Ka Punchnama series and this year's blockbuster Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety.

Kartik Aaryan roped in as the face of eyewear brand IRUS

Speaking about Irus and Kartik Aaryan’s association, MD of Idee, Mahesh Shah says, “Our new eyewear brand Irus will be a hot favourite with college students. And we are happy to have Kartik Aaryan as its brand ambassador. Young, energetic and flamboyant, Kartik represents a go-getter that youngsters look up to. He has immense potential to rise to ultimate stardom in Bollywood and that is something Irus identifies with. The brand looks forward to a successful run with Kartik on-board.”

As for Kartik, the actor will next be seen in the film Luka Chuppi that is being directed by Laxman Utekar. Also starring Kriti Sanon the film is expected to release in March 2019.

Also Read: WATCH: Saif Ali Khan has an EPIC reaction when Sara Ali Khan says she wants to marry Ranbir Kapoor but date Kartik Aaryan

Me Too: Nana Patekar denies allegations against him levelled by Tanushree Dutta

Tanushree Dutta rekindled the incident of sexual harassment that she allegedly faced against the hands of Nana Patekar a decade ago and the case has now become a legal issue with police officials being involved. When Nana Patekar was questioned about it earlier, he had denied the allegations and has now yet again maintained the same stand when he was once asked about the allegations levelled by Tanushree Dutta against him.

Me Too Nana Patekar denies allegations against him levelled by Tanushree Dutta

Readers may be aware that from CINTAA to the Women’s organizations, there has been immense uproar regarding the Tanushree Dutta – Nana Patekar sexual harassment case. While initially the topic was approached in a much mild manner, it soon created heavy impact when other episodes and encounters of sexual harassment came to light. So much so that filmmakers and actors who were accused of the same, had to bow down of their respective projects. Nana Patekar too quit the film Housefull 4 which he was filming when the controversy brewed up.

The allegations has now become a legal case with FIR being filed against Nana Patekar under the charges pressed by Tanushree Dutta regarding the sexual harassment case that can be traced back to 2008.  Followed by the notice that Nana received from Maharashtra State Commission for Women [MSCW], where Dutta had lodged a complaint against him, the actor responded to it denying all charges. Sources have been quoted in reports asserting that Patekar will now take a legal route to fight his side of the case too.

Besides Nana Patekar, Tanushree Dutta has also filed complaints against Ganesh Acharya, Sama Siddiqui and director Rakesh Sarang for supporting and failing to take action against the sexual misconduct by Nana Patekar on the sets of Horn Ok Pleassss. Speaking of the current situation on the case, we hear that Vijaya Rahatkar who is the chairperson of MSCW has confirmed in reports that she has indeed received the response from Nana Patekar and that the actor may be summoned for a hearing on the case soon.

On the other hand, his lawyer Aniket Nikam has called these allegations, far from the truth.

Also Read: #MeToo: Alok Nath gets EXPELLED from CINTAA; Vinta Nanda calls it a landmark judgement

Koffee With Karan 6: Sara Ali Khan REVEALS that she wanted to become an actor at the age of 4

She will be one of the rarest debutants, who will have an opportunity to have two releases in the same month! Sara Ali Khan is gearing up for the release of Kedarnath and Simmba simultaneously that will hit the big screens next month. Amidst all the hectic schedules, the actress was also a part of the show Koffee With Karan which is currently in season 6. She was accompanied by her suave Nawab father Saif Ali Khan. While we got to know more about the chirpy Sara, she also had some intriguing revelations to make during the show.

Koffee With Karan 6 Sara Ali Khan REVEALS that she wanted to become an actor at the age of 4

Well, if you have come across the promos of the episode which features Saif Ali Khan and Sara Ali Khan together, you would be aware that there are some fun moments that we are looking forward to. The season 6 of Koffee With Karan boasts of getting together some interesting combination of guests. And this is the first time where we will see the father and daughter sharing their camaraderie on national television. Amidst the hoard of conversation and laughter, we came across an interesting fact that Sara Ali Khan had decided about pursuing an acting career at the age of four.

Saif Ali Khan has reportedly spoken about it during the episode whilst recalling times when his first born had accompanied him to many concerts. He revealed in these reports that Sara came along with him during a world tour. Reminiscing about the concert that happened in Chicago, his little girl was backstage pepping through the curtain and looking at performances. When Aishwarya Rai’s act came, Sara was left mesmerized at the reaction of the crowd and how they were cheering up for the actress. At that time, Sara suddenly turned around and looked at Saif to tell him that this was her world and this is what where she wanted to be. The actor went on to add that in two decades Sara’s dream didn’t change at all.

Sara Ali Khan will make her debut with Kedarnath that features her alongside Sushant Singh Rajput. The film is a romantic drama set against the backdrop of Uttarakhand floods and is expected to release on December 7. On the other hand, Simmba is a remake of the Telugu blockbuster Temper and is produced by Karan Johar alongside Rohit Shetty. The film, starring Ranveer Singh in the lead role, is said to release on December 28.

Also Read: Koffee With Karan 6: ‘All is well’ teases Kajol as she brings Ajay Devgn and Karan Johar face to face

BREAKING: Pooja Bedi's daughter Aalia Furniturewalla to feature in Saif Ali Khan starrer Jawani Janeman

Just two days ago, we got a glimpse into the role that will be essayed by Saif Ali Khan in the film Jawani Janeman. Directed by Nitin Kakkar, there has been a new addition in the star cast. That of the young debutant Aalia Furniturewalla who is the daughter of Jo Jeeta Wahi Sikander star Pooja Bedi. She will be stepping into Bollywood with this rom-com.

BREAKING Pooja Bedi's daughter Aalia Furniturewalla to feature in Saif Ali Khan starrer Jawani Janeman

In earlier reports, we had mentioned that Jawani Janeman will focus primarily on a father – daughter relationship. We had also stated that Saif Ali Khan is expected to play the role of an accidental father who suddenly realizes that he is a father to a teenage daughter. The latter’s role will be essayed by Aalia Furniturewalla.

A source close to the project confirmed the developments saying, “Yes, Aalia Furniturewalla has been roped in for the Nitin Kakkar film. She has really liked the script of Jawani Janeman. And she is super excited to work with Saif Ali Khan who plays the role of her father.” It will be interesting to see Saif and Aalia since they are sharing screen space for the first time.

In the previous reports, we had also stated that Saif essays the character of a 40 year old man who refuses to grow up. The film has been of keen interest to the Hum Tum actor who has been looking forward to doing a fun, frothy film which are the key elements of this Nitin Kakkar directorial. On the other hand, details of the character to be played by Aalia are currently being kept under wraps. Also it is yet to be seen if the makers will rope in other actors to play the love interests of Saif and his debutant onscreen daughter.

Jawani Janeman is expected to go on floor in London and the shooting will kick start from next year onwards. An official announcement on these details is expected to be made soon.

Also Read: WOW! Saif Ali Khan turns accidental father for Jawani Janeman and here are the details

Salman Khan gets INJURED while shooting BHARAT in Punjab, flies back to Mumbai

Few days back, we had reported that Salman Khan would soon be shooting in Punjab for his next venture Bharat. Later we also got you images of Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif posing on the sets of Wagah Border. Well now we hear that just recently Salman Khan suffered an injury on sets of the film and flew back to Mumbai due to it.

Salman Khan gets INJURED while shooting BHARAT in Punjab, flies back to Mumbai

Though currently details of Salman Khan’s injury are unclear, sources say that the actor was on sets of Bharat in Punjab shooting when he was hurt. Post sustaining the injury, Salman Khan decided on returning back to Mumbai for treatment and to recuperate before continuing with the shoot of Bharat. Although an official confirmation on the same in pending, we at Bollywood Hungama wish the actor a speedy recovery.

Back on the film front, Salman Khan was last seen in the film Race 3 that released earlier this year. As for his current project Bharat, it is said to be in its final schedule that consist of shooting in Punjab which will include sequences that are set against the backdrop of partition and refugee camps.

Directed by Ali Abbas Zafar and produced by Atul Agnihotri Bharat also stars Katrina Kaif, Disha Patani and Sunil Grover. An official remake of the Korean film Ode To My Father, Bharat is slated to release on Eid 2019.

Also Read: BHARAT: Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif showcase their intense journey through this new picture

WHOA! Hrithik Roshan ROMANCES Vaani Kapoor in Corsica for YRF's next

More than a year ago, Siddharth Anand announced one of his most ambitious films with YRF. The film, which is yet to be titled, brings together Tiger Shroff with his biggest idol, Hrithik Roshan. The film has Vaani Kapoor as the leading lady who is paired opposite the Krrish star. And now we hear that the team has shot in Corsica for the film.

WHOA! Hrithik Roshan ROMANCES Vaani Kapoor in Corsica for YRF's next

In recent reports, it is being said that Hrithik Roshan and Vaani Kapoor were in Corsica where they have shot some important sequences which includes romantic scenes and also a song that showcases their chemistry. Interestingly, this will be the first time where the two actors are coming together. Choreographer Bosco Martis confirmed the details in reports, further speaking on how excited he was to work with the actor again.

Readers may be aware that Bosco worked with Hrithik Roshan in Bang Bang too which released in 2014. He was also all praises for Hrithik Roshan and Vaani Kapoor for their dancing skills and maintained that the track they shot for the new YRF film is in the ‘Tu Meri’ space from Bang Bang. He added that they have shot in some of the most picturesque locals of Corsica for the said number. Furthermore, he triggered curiousity by concluding that the dance in the song will also have a big signature move.

Bosco was thrilled to have Hrithik Roshan in his elements since he hasn’t done such a track in quite a while. Furthermore, he had interesting revelation to make. Considering that Tiger Shroff has always admired Hrithik Roshan for his dancing skills and he himself being an equally good dancer, Bosco hinted that there can be chances of a dance-off but kept the rest of the details under wraps. He also mentioned that when Hrithik and Vaani were shooting for the romantic songs and scenes in Corsica, Tiger was shooting for action sequences.

We had earlier reported that in the month of August, Hrithik Roshan and Tiger Shroff kicked off the film with a puja. Produced by Yash Raj Films, the film is expected to release in October next year.

Also Read: BREAKING: Kabir Khan to step in for Hrithik Roshan’s Super 30

Here’s how John Abraham helped Anand Mahindra kick off the new range of Jawa bikes

Well, we all associate John Abraham with bikes, courtesy the Dhoom series. After the popularity of the film, we have often seen the actor confess about his love for the beasts that he likes to take a spin in on the streets. And there have been reports floating about the actor going on midnight rides. But all that aside, it is also an undeniable fact that John’s love for automobiles has also made him quite knowledgeable in the field and now the CEO of Mahindra, Anand Mahindra thanked John for inspiring his new range.

Here’s how John Abraham helped Anand Mahindra kick off the new range of Jawa bikes

A day ago, Anand Mahindra along with Anupam Thareja and Boman Rustom Irani came together to revive and unveil the new range of Jawa bikes. During the launch event, Anand revealed about the story about how this idea came into being but we didn’t expect that it would have a Bollywood connection. No points for guessing that the connection was John Abraham indeed. As he started off with the tale of how Anupam had approached him with the idea of reviving Jawa bikes, was when Anand Mahindra also mentioned about how he bumped into John Abraham during a flight journey.

Speaking on the incident, Anand Mahindra said during the press conference, “Once when we were travelling in a flight back from Delhi, we gave John Abraham – the Bollywood actor, a ride. I knew that John Abraham was a biker. He was sitting next to me and I asked him, ‘I am thinking of looking at Jawa, what do you know about the brand?’ So John at his theatrical best, paused and said, ‘See it is like this – The Royal Enfield is like your skin, Jawa is in your blood yaa, it is in your blood.”

Well, the entrepreneur calls that as the epiphany of the business idea that has now been conceptualized further and executed in the form of new range of Jawa bikes.

Also Read: Anees Bazmee’s next is Saade Saati with John Abraham

Shah Rukh Khan says he let people down with Jab Harry Met Sejal

Shah Rukh Khan may be King Khan but his box office records have not be good. In the past few years, SRK has been unable to create his magic at the box office. With Dilwale, Fan, and Jab Harry Met Sejal, the actor has had no luck when it came to numbers. Jab Harry Met Sejal, helmed by Imtiaz Ali and starring Anushka Sharma, was one of the biggest disasters of last year. Speaking about the same, Shah Rukh Khan recently opened up about the failure of his film.

Shah Rukh Khan says he let people down with Jab Harry Met Sejal

Shah Rukh Khan, spoke to a leading daily where he admitted that he has let people down with Jab Harry Met Sejal which was an utter flop. But, it wasn't his intention to let anyone down. He has liked the fact that it had no story but a ring brings two people together. It was sort of an organic, slice of life film that he liked.

On the work front, Shah Rukh Khan will be next seen in Zero which is being helmed by Aanand L Rai. Zero is a story that celebrates life, the first look of the film featured Shah Rukh Khan as the adorable vertically challenged man piquing the interests of the audience to witness the unusual tale. The film stars Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma. The film is set to have many cameos including Salman Khan, Sridevi, Karisma Kapoor, Kajol, Madhuri Dixit, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Alia Bhatt and Rani Mukerji. It will also see Jimmy Sheirgill and Abhay Deol in guest appearances too. It is set to release on December 21, 2018.

Also Read: “Jab Harry Met Sejal is not a bad film”, says Imtiaz Ali (watch EXCLUSIVE video)

Here's everything you need to know about Deepika Padukone - Ranveer Singh's lavish desi wedding in Italy

The power couple, Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh, who has been in a relationship for almost six years have finally tied the knot in a beautiful ceremony in Italy. The couple got married in Konkani rituals at 7 AM GMT amid their close family and friends on November 14. This was followed by another wedding on November 15 following the Sindhi traditional ceremony. As the fans around the world waited to catch a glimpse of the wedding, the couple shared their first pictures yesterday at 8pm which were breathtaking.

Here's everything you need to know about Deepika Padukone - Ranveer Singh's lavish desi wedding in Italy

For the Konkani wedding, as reported, the groom and bride's sides kept it white and gold theme style wedding. Deepika looked regal in a gold, ivory and saffron saree which was specially made for her wedding by ace designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee. The heavy statement necklace, mathapatti and traditional jewellery were absolutely breathtaking.  Ranveer was a dapper man who wore traditional white kurta and mundu (dhoti). The lavish Mangalorean food was served on banana leaves. Even the Italian staff was dressed in traditional South Indian attires. Not just that, the Italian staff was greeting the guests in Hindi and Konkani.

For the Sindhi ceremony, a makeshift Gurudwara was reportedly erected at the Villa Del Balbianello for the priest who had flown from Amritsar to perform the traditional rituals. The baaraatis arrived in a yacht in full form as Ranveer Singh entered the venue with hit track Govinda's iconic song, ‘Meri Pant Bhi Sexy’. Apparently, he also danced on 'My Name Is Lakhan' from Ram Lakhan.

Ranveer Singh's stylist Nitasha Gaurav shared their photos on her Instagram stories and captioned it, "Presenting the newly minted Mrs & Mr Ranveer Singh Bhavnani!!” She also shared some words which were said by Ranveer's father. "In the words of Mr Bhavnani Sr today, yeh deewani toh Bhavnani ho gayi," she wrote.

According to the reports, Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh will return to Mumbai on November 18, 2018. They will be heading to Bengaluru soon as their first reception will take place on November 21, 2018. As it is Deepika's hometown, the reception will be held for family and friends. This will be followed by a second wedding reception will take place in Mumbai on November 28, 2018. Post that, it has been said that a star-studded party will be thrown for all their Bollywood friends on December 1, 2018.

Also ReadBollywood was MISSING from Ranveer Singh – Deepika Padukone wedding, here’s why

Bollywood was MISSING from Ranveer Singh - Deepika Padukone wedding, here’s why

While the exact guest list for the ‘Wedding Of The Year’ (with due apologies to Priyanka and Anushka) is unknown, it is very clear that hardly anyone from Bollywood actually made it to Lake Como. This was a decision taken by the couple, Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone in the final week before their marriage and in fact their close friends from the film fraternity advised them to exclusively invite their non-Bollywood relatives and friends.

Bollywood was MISSING from Ranveer Singh - Deepika Padukone wedding, here’s why

A source close to the development informs, “Ranveer and Deepika were keen to have a handful of close friends among the invitees at the wedding. Shah Rukh Khan, Karan Johar, Rohit Shetty and Sanjay Leela Bhansali were invited. But they suggested to the couple that it would be better if Bollywood was completely blocked from the wedding. Inviting a few from Bollywood would make the rest restless.”

This explains the zero-presence of Bollywood at the Lake Como wedding. The handpicked guests were treated like royalty.

Also Read: Breaking! Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh are now MARRIED (Read INSIDE details)

Soundarya Rajinikanth to remarry in January?

After venturing into production and direction, Soundarya Rajinikanth has now decided to take a major step in her personal life. The filmmaker, who has been spending ample amount of time with her young son Ved, is apparently tying the knot with businessman-actor Vishagan Vanagamudi. The rumour has been doing the rounds for the past couple of days along with the buzz that the two are secretly engaged.

Soundarya Rajinikanth to remarry in January

However, there has been no confirmation from either of their sides. Soundarya Rajinikanth, who was previously married to Ashwin Kumar, got separated from her husband seven years after their marriage last year. After the same, now recent reports claim that Soundarya has decided to move on with Vishagan Vanagamudi and that the two are expected to tie the knot soon.

Coming to Vishagan Vanagamudi, he is the son of businessman Sulur Vanangamudi. He was previously married to Kanikha Kumaran. Interestingly, yet another connection here is that Kanikha Kumaran is now married to Varun Manian. The latter was previously engaged to Trisha Krishnan. If that wasn’t all, readers may recall that Trisha Krishnan is sharing screen space with Rajinikanth in the film Petta that also stars Vijay Sethupathi and Simran Bagga. Isn’t that an interesting chain of coincidences?

Well coming back to the rumours about the wedding, it is being said that the two of them will tie the knot in January 2019.

On the work front, Soundarya Rajinikanth last directed Velaiilla Pattadhari 2 which starred her brother-in-law Dhanush [who has married Aishwarya Rajinikanth] and Bollywood star Kajol in lead roles. When it comes to work, Vishagan Vanagamudi owns a pharmaceutical company but also shares a penchant for films. He recently featured in the film Vanjagar Ulagam earlier this year which was directed by Manoj Beedha.

Also Read: Here’s how Rajinikanth celebrated the birthday of his grandson Ved with his daughters and son-in-law Dhanush

Panipat: Shashi Kapoor’s son Kunal Kapoor to play this ROLE in the Arjun Kapoor, Sanjay Dutt starrer

Of late, there have been quite a few additions in the star cast of the forthcoming magnum opus of Ashutosh Gowariker – Panipat. The film, as the name suggests, is based on the third battle of Panipat and will feature Arjun Kapoor, Kriti Sanon and Sanjay Dutt in lead roles. Now reports have it that Kunal Kapoor has joined the star cast and he will play the Subedar Nawab in the film.

It has been confirmed that Shashi Kapoor’s son Kunal Kapoor will be returning to the big screen after four years with Panipat as the Subedar Nawab of Oudh, Shujuad-Daula. The film, that showcases one of the most destructive battles fought between the Marathas and the King of Afghanistan Ahmad Shah Abdali and his allies, will feature Kunal as one of the allies. Besides the Subedar Nawab of Oudh, Rohilla Afghans of the Doab are yet another group of Indians who pledge their support to Abdali.

Speaking on the same, producer Sunita Gowariker spoke about why she decided to have Kunal Kapoor on board. She explained his role of Shujuad-Daula in the reports stating that he had one of the most humungous armies then and the Marathas as well as the Afghanis were in constant bid to have him as their ally. Hence, the role of Kunal is considered to be quite prominent in this historical drama. For the uninitiated, Kunal Kapoor had gone on a three decade long break from Bollywood and returned in 2015 with Singh Is Bliing. He essayed the role of Amy Jackson’s father in this Akshay Kumar starrer action drama.

Besides him, Mohnish Behl, and Padmini Kolhapure are amongst the ones who will be seen in prominent roles of Nana Saheb and Gopikabai respectively. While Arjun Kapoor will be seen as Sadashiv Rao Bhau, Kriti Sanon plays the leading lady and further details on the same are yet to be revealed. After recreating Shanivaar Wada, Panipat is expected to go on floor this month.

Also Read: Mohnish Behl will mark his return on the big screen with the Sanjay Dutt, Arjun Kapoor starrer Panipat

Bigg Boss 12: Here’s why Farah Khan has been invited to be part of the Salman Khan show

Readers may recall that during one of the past seasons of Bigg Boss, Farah Khan had replaced Salman Khan as the host for some episodes. Well, this time that may not be the case but the contestants will definitely get an opportunity to meet the choreographer turned filmmaker at the Bigg Boss house in season 12. Farah Khan will be meeting the contestants as one of the guests during the upcoming episodes.

Bigg Boss 12 Here’s why Farah Khan has been invited to be part of the Salman Khan show

The current season of Bigg Boss may not have won many hearts but it seems that there have been some intriguing guests who have been giving tips to the participants on playing the show. We have had former contestants like Vikas Gupta, Shilpa Shinde who have visited the house to meet the participants. And now, we will have Farah Khan who will be coming to the house with an agenda.

If recent reports are to be believed, Farah Khan will be giving a brief about antics that the contestants can use to bring the house down. It seems that the controversial reality show has failed to reach the mark owing to the lack of antics coming from the housemates. Hence, Farah has been invited to interact with them.

On the other hand, we hear that Farah Khan is super excited to return to the Bigg Boss house. The filmmaker, in fact, looks forward to the invite every year as per recent reports. It seems that the reason behind the same is also that the choreographer and her superstar friend Salman share a quirky and great camaraderie on stage and their jokes often turn out to be one of the most entertaining quotients that evening.

Coming to Bigg Boss 12, the show features a mix of common public as well as celebrities. TV stars like Dipika Kakar, Karanvir Bohra, Srishty Rode, are currently in the house along with Somi Khan, Romil Chaudhary amongst others.

Also Read: Bigg Boss 12: Jasleen Matharu or Rohit Suchanti to be ELIMINATED from Salman Khan’s show?

Shraddha Kapoor resumes work; begins with the Sushant Singh Rajput starrer Chhichhore

Well, fans would be aware that last month, Shraddha Kapoor had taken a long break after being diagnosed with dengue. The actress has been resting at home and has now recouped and back to work. Last we heard that she was busy with the Saina Nehwal biopic. Now that she has decided to resume work, the actress has decided to also pay attention to another film – Dangal director Nitish Tiwari’s next, Chhichhore also starring Sushant Singh Rajput and Varun Sharma.

Shraddha Kapoor resumes work; begins with the Sushant Singh Rajput starrer Chhichhore

Sushant Singh Rajput, who has been busy with Kizie Aur Manny, too is expected to return to the shoot of Chhichhore. This will be the second schedule of the film after Nitish Tiwari concluded on social media that they had wrapped up the first schedule of the film earlier in October. Shraddha Kapoor is super excited to join the team and has shared about it on social media.

Shraddha took to Twitter to post about her excitement saying, “Time to get back in to it! Excited to start a new journey. Day 1 for me on.” On the other hand, another person who seems to be thrilled about joining the cast is the Fukrey actor Varun Sharma. He too spoke about it saying, “And Baccckk On Set!! Kicking Off the 2nd Sched for #Chhichhore Ho gayi Chutti Khatam ab Wapis Aate hai Chhichorapanti main!!Have the Most Amazing Day Guys!!”

Speaking of the film, although not many details have been divulged, the poster gave us a glimpse that the film will be a coming of age drama spanning generations. Readers may recall that the posters showcased two avatars of the main characters wherein they were dressed in college attires as well as middle aged looks. Chhichhore is set against the backdrop of an engineering college and also stars Naveen Polishetty, Tushar Pandey, Prateik Babbar, and Tahir Raj Bhasin amongst others. It is scheduled to hit the big screens on August 30, next year.

Also Read: Is Sushant Singh Rajput’s Kizie Aur Manny likely to be shut down after harassment charges?

Jiah Khan Case – Dupatta and track pant worn by the actress on the day of her death goes MISSING

Well, the sudden turn of events has taken a new route in the Jiah Khan case. Readers may recall that the Ghajini actress is said to have committed suicide at her residence five years ago. Mother Rabiya Khan continues her battle with the Indian legal system wherein she has been asserting that it wasn’t a suicide but a murder. The new twist in the case is that the dupatta and the track suit worn by Jiah Khan on the day of her death have now gone missing and the blame game continues.

Jiah Khan Case – Dupatta and track pant worn by the actress on the day of her death goes MISSING

In recent reports, it seems that the Juhu police station, and the CBI have been caught in a quandary considering that the dupatta, which forms the crucial part of the investigation has gone missing. The said piece of cloth in question was actually the prime evidence which was used by Jiah for allegedly committing suicide. Judge Surekha Patil of the Sessions court seem to have summoned the CBI and the Juhu police officials to further investigate the case after she derided them for failing to submit the dupatta and also the tracksuit.

The said tracksuit too was an important piece of evidence since it was used by Jiah Khan a few minutes before the suicide. The Juhu police station has reportedly claimed that they had taken the dupatta after it was submitted to the Forensics Science Laboratory (FSL) in Kalina for further investigation. After the same, the police officials have asserted that they had submitted it in sealed envelopes to the court way back in 2015.

On the other hand, the CBI officials have alleged that despite their constant efforts to contact FSL for investigating the dupatta, they have never received any response from them. The FSL, too, has defended itself with a scientist explaining in reports about their process. The said scientist from FSL has described that after analysis the exhibits given by the official, they are asked to hand over the same to the police station where the case is registered and not to any other agency [pointing at the CBI perusal of the dupatta].

The FSL has also clearly taken a stand confirming that they do not possess any exhibits from the 2013 Jiah Khan suicide case and has also added that they are not aware of the findings of the dupatta. K Y Kulkarni from FSL, Kalina has mentioned in reports that only the scientist who has worked on the case would be aware of the same and not them. He also confirmed that some scientists from the biological department were summoned by the court in the case and that they have made the required submissions.

As for the Juhu police officials, they have maintained reportedly that they are yet to receive their summoning orders from the court and refused to divulge any further details adding that the matter is under sub-judice.

Coming to the Jiah Khan case, the next hearing has been scheduled for November 28 wherein the CBI and the police officials will be questioned about the missing dupatta and track suit. The missing evidence are reportedly said to be the key elements that will decide the charges being levelled against Sooraj Pancholi which is abetment to suicide. The lawyer Swapnil Ambure has questioned the court’s decision after the missing dupatta asking how they could file charges under section 306 [abetment] without the most important evidence in place.

Also ReadSooraj Pancholi breaks silence on Jiah Khan case – “I have been called a murderer, a criminal, an abuser”

WEDDING DETAILS of Kapil Sharma and Ginni Chathrath: Reception in Mumbai to be held on December 24

It is raining weddings in Bollywood this year. Well, Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone are the latest example of a high profile B-Town couple who tied the knot a day ago and are once again doing it today on November 15. The next one on the list is Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas. And after that, another wedding right around the corner is that of Kapil Sharma and Ginni Chathrath. The latest update on their wedding details is that the duo’s reception will be held in Mumbai on December 24.

WEDDING DETAILS of Kapil Sharma and Ginni Chathrath: Reception in Mumbai to be held on December 24

For the uninitiated, Kapil Sharma has been going strong with fiancé Ginni Chathrath since last year. In fact, the two recently took off to Amsterdam when the comedian was going through a low phase in his career. Readers would be aware that Kapil has been facing anxiety and alcohol issues. He has always been open about his battles and is now planning a comeback in December. But before that, he will be tying the knot with Ginni Chathrath on December 12 in her hometown Phagwara, which is quite near to Jalandhar.

On the other hand, there are two receptions being planned. One that will be held in Amritsar, right after the wedding, on December 14 and the other is the one that is being planned in Mumbai for the fraternity friends on December 24. Further reports have it that the lineup of the functions starts from December 10 onwards with maata ka jagran, followed by mehendi and sangeet ceremony later the next day at the bride’s residence.

A five star hotel is said to have been booked for the wedding on December 10 and another plush five star has been finalized for the reception on December 14 in Amritsar. The details of the venue for the Mumbai reception are yet to be revealed.

Kapil Sharma introduced his fans to Ginni Chathrath in March last year via social media. Currently, Kapil Sharma is in his hometown Punjab and enjoying their scrumptious winter spreads.

Also Read: EXCLUSIVE: The Kapil Sharma Show to go on air from November 25

Milan Luthria roped in to direct Suniel Shetty's son Ahan Shetty's debut film RX 100 Hindi remake

With 2018 being one of the years where many star kids being launched, another star kid is all set to make way to the big world of Indian cinema. The dashing Suniel Shetty is definitely over the moon as his son, Ahan Shetty, is all set to be launched by Sajid Nadiadwala’s production house Nadiadwala Grandsons. It was announced earlier in October that the young man is all set to star in an action-packed Hindi remake of Telugu film, RX 100 Hindi. And the film will be helmed by Baadshaho director, Milan Luthria.

Milan Luthria roped in to direct Suniel Shetty's son Ahan Shetty's debut film RX 100 Hindi remake

On November 15, Nadiadwala Grandsons official Twitter announced that Milan Luthria welcoming Luthria read: "A great journey is about to begin! Another step for Ahan Shetty's debut, welcoming the new member Milan Luthria to the NGE Family."

Luthria is known for directing films like The Dirty Picture, Once Upon a Time in Mumbai, Kachche Dhaage, and Baadshaho. Speaking about the collaboration, Sajid Nadiadwala thinks that Ahan Shetty is in safe hands as Milan Luthria's forte has been drama and action. They believe to empower new talent and think that Ahan is ready to take charge. He is happy that Milan Luthria is directing the film.

As for the film, Ahan Shetty would be making his debut with the Hindi remake of the Telugu hit RX 100. The movie starred debutant Kartikeya Gummakonda and Payal Rajput. The movie will release in May 2019.

Also Read: Check out: Ajay Devgn, Ileana D’cruz and Milan Luthria engrossed in a conversation on the sets of Baadshaho in Bikaner

Anand Kumar to make a biopic on footballer Bhaichung Bhutia

Over the last few years, Hindi moviegoers have been treated to some impressive films, based on the lives of real-life sportspersons. From Mary Kom and Bhaag Milkha Bhaag to MS Dhoni: The Untold Story and more recently Soorma — the trend of sports-based biopics refuses to fade away. India’s ex-captain and football sensation Bhaichung Bhutia is the latest star to join the bandwagon of Indian sportspersons, whose life will be captured on the celluloid.

Anand Kumar to make a biopic on footballer Bhaichung Bhutia

Filmmaker Anand Kumar, known for directing films like Delhii Heights (2007) and Zila Ghaziabad (2013), has conceptualised the project which showcases the football ace’s life. He is currently in the process of finalising a director and lead actor for the film. The idea of making a film on football hit Anand during this year's football World Cup held in Russia. “During the World Cup, I noticed that there has been a change in the sporting passion in India because a large section of India’s youth is now inclined towards football. Young kids like the sport more than cricket. That’s why I wanted to make a film on football and who better to start with than Bhaichung,” says Anand, adding that Bhaichung’s journey will make for a compelling film. “He has won the Padma Shri and has been a role model for many young Indians, who follow the game of football,” adds Anand.

Talking about the project, which goes on floors next year, an elated Bhaichung Bhutia said, “When Anand got in touch with me for the project, I was touched. I’m honoured that people feel that my journey is worth capturing for the big screen. I am certain that Anand will do justice to my story. I hail from a small town in Sikkim, but playing football for India wasn’t my only dream. I always wanted to own a professional football club and I realised that dream with United Sikkim.”

Anand Kumar to make a biopic on footballer Bhaichung Bhutia

He adds that he will keenly participate in all the creative aspects of the film. “I want the biopic to be as close to reality as possible. I was concerned about the writing process, but the moment I learnt that Anand has got Prashant Pandey (writer of Sarkar, Poorna and Raid) on board, I was relieved,” the football star signs off.

Koffee With Karan: Ajay Devgn and Kajol to shoot for Karan Johar’s show

Karan Johar’s chat show Koffee With Karan that kicked of years ago has been a rather successful venture. Currently in its sixth season, the show has seen numerous celebrities taking the couch to be quizzed by the host Karan Johar. Well, now we hear that after his appearance in season 3, Ajay Devgn is all set to return for an encore. Interestingly, unlike his earlier appearance, this time Ajay will be accompanied by none other than his wife Kajol.

Koffee With Karan: Ajay Devgn and Kajol to shoot for Karan Johar’s show

While details of the said episode are yet to be revealed, reports state that Ajay and Kajol will be shooting for the episode today evening at a suburban studio. Though what the trio will talk about on the episode is anyone’s guess right now, this will be confirmation that Ajay Devgn and Karan Johar have in fact buried the hatchet. For the uninitiated, the actor and filmmaker had a fall out when their films Shivaay and Ae Dil Hai Mushkil clashed at the box office. Though there were harsh words exchanged between the two, it now seems to be a story from the past, especially since Ajay and Kajol will be on the show.

As for what conversation they indulge in, looking at the past episodes in the sixth season of Koffee With Karan, we are sure that like the other, this one too will be filled with casual banter, revelation of secrets and of course some challenging games to win the coveted Koffee hamper.

Also Read: Karan Johar brings breakout stars Ayushmann Khurrana and Vicky Kaushal on Koffee With Karan 6

Mahesh Babu’s multiplex theatre to open with Rajinikanth starrer 2.0

Telugu matinee idol Mahesh Babu is going into the multiplex-theatre business. According to sources very close to Mahesh Babu, the Cineplex in Hyderabad which will be part of the biggest mall in Asia is being constructed in partnership with Asian Cinemas, one of the primary multiplex chain/brands in Andhra Pradesh. The Cineplex named AMB which is an acronym for Asian Cinemas and Mahesh Babu, is most likely to be inaugurated in December. The opening film will be Shankar’s sci-fi spectacle 2.0.

Mahesh Babu’s multiplex theatre to open with Rajinikanth starrer 2.0

Says the source, “At the moment Mahesh Babu is a creative partner in the project. AMB is a one-off partnership-project between Mahesh Babu and Asian Cinemas. But if the multiplex is a success, Mahesh Babu is open to further partnerships in the movie-theatre business. However, at the moment, the AMB multiplex is a one-off project. Though it’s being reported that Mahesh Babu is looking at expanding in the multiplex business this not the truth at the moment. ”

The posh AMB Cineplex is looking at a “premium placement” among movie theatres in Hyderabad. “Mahesh Babu’s fans should feel they are in for a special treat when they come to AMB,” says a source.

For the opening film 2.0 Mahesh will personally invite Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar at the theatre.

Also Read: 2.0 – Akshay Kumar’s speech in Tamil left Rajinikanth surprised

Is Sushant Singh Rajput’s Kizie Aur Manny likely to be shut down after harassment charges?

Things don’t seem to be going well for Sushant Singh Rajput. After a number of delayed/ shelved projects he was finally working on the Hindi remake of the popular novel-film The Fault In Our Stars.

The remake titled Kizie Aur Manny stands suspended for now. This comes after the film director Mukesh Chhabra has been accused by several women of sexual misconduct. Sources from the film’s producers Fox Star Studios say the troubled project is likely to be shelved.

Is Sushant Singh Rajput’s Kizie Aur Manny likely to be shut down after harassment charges?

“Fox Star is an international production house. They have zero tolerance for harassment. Their headquarters in LA already suspended work on another Hindi film Housefull 4.”  However while Housefull 4 will continue shooting after its harassment-accused director Sajid Khan and actor Nana Patekar were sacked, Kizie Aur Manny is likely to be shut down.

“Firstly the shooting has just started and secondly it is the film’s hero and director who are in the line of fire. Replacing such main players would be impossible,” says the source. The Hindi remake of The Fault In Our Stars has been troubled from the start. It was slated to be produced by Karan Johar who dropped out. Various actors said yes and then opted out. Finally, it came to Sushant whose career seems to be undergoing a lengthy dark patch. Lately several of his films like Paani, Chanda Mama Dur Ke, RAW, Kedarnath and now Kizie Aur Manny have either been delayed, shelved or passed on to other actors.

Let’s hope the talented actor finds his way out of the current tangle.

Also Read: BREAKING: Fox Star Studios SUSPENDS Kizie Aur Manny director Mukesh Chhabra starring Sushant Singh Rajput

WOW! Saif Ali Khan turns accidental father for Jawani Janeman and here are the details

Saif Ali Khan is all set to return to the romcom genre, a zone which he loves and which his fans love to see him too! The actor will be playing the protagonist in the Nitin Kakkar film Jawani Janeman and will be essaying the role of an accidental father. Also, the leading lady will be none other than his teenage daughter.

WOW! Saif Ali Khan turns accidental father for Jawaani Jaaneman and here are the details

For the uninitiated, Jawaani Jaaneman explores the unique dynamics between a father and a daughter. It is being said in recent reports that the character played by Saif Ali Khan is that of a 40 year old man is of someone who refuses to grow up. And all of a sudden, he is trapped in a situation where he discovers that he is the father of this teenage girl.

Sources have been quoted in reports stating that Saif is not only comfortable playing the father to a teenage daughter but he is also eagerly looking forward to it because the character is different from his real-life persona. Saif has revealed in recent reports that he has been missing doing a fun frothy film and when Nitin approached with the script, he was glad that it was the genre he wanted to do.

If reports are to be believed, the girl who will be essaying the role of his daughter is yet to be finalized. But these reports assert that it would be a newcomer. As for Jawaani Jaaneman, it is expected to go on floor in London reportedly and the shooting is expected to commence from next year onwards. The film will be produced by his new home banner. An official announcement on the actress who will be playing the teenage girl too is said to be made soon.

On the other hand, Saif Ali Khan is currently busy with Sacred Games 2. The actor will be seen in the forthcoming film Hunter which is a period drama.

Also Read: WATCH: Sara Ali Khan attempts dad Saif Ali Khan’s ‘Ole Ole’ hook step while Sushant Singh Rajput makes fun of her

Bharat: Salman Khan gets approval from the Ode To My Father makers for the Indian adaptation of the Korean drama

Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif are all set to reunite after the Tiger series for the forthcoming Ali Abbas Zafar film Bharat. The film, as readers would be aware, is an adaptation of the Korean drama Ode To My Father but has been set against the Indian backdrop. Keeping in mind the fact that this Bollywood film needs to have a connect with the Indian audience; they decided to tweak the story to suit the Indian sensibilities. And after showcasing the final script of the same to the Korean makers, now we hear that Khan and the makers have received a nod from them too.

Salman Khan gets approval from the Ode To My Father makers for the Indian adaptation of the Korean drama

If reports are to be believed, Salman Khan decided to increase the emotional quotient of the film and add some elements to suit the needs of the Indian market. It is also being said that he decided to increase the role of his ‘good friend’ Katrina Kaif compared to the one in the original – Ode To My Father. Sources have been quoted in reports asserting that it wasn’t Katrina who had asked for a meatier role but it was Salman Khan’s suggestion who decided to do so even before Priyanka Chopra came on board as the leading lady. [Priyanka Chopra was signed as the leading lady of Bharat but she walked out after her engagement.]

Coming to Bharat, it has been learnt that showcasing the script to the Korean makers was never a part of the contract. But it seems that the makers of Bharat were given on receiving a feedback from the makers of the original film. Hence, director Yoon Je-kyoon, co-producer Park Si-jeong and writer Park Su-ji received the final draft of the script. And the reports have it that the trio has greenlit the revised script and also feels that it has been adapted well.

Bharat also features Tabu, Jackie Shroff, Sunil Grover, Disha Patani in prominent roles and it is slated to release during Eid this year.

Also Read: Wagah Border to be recreated in Ludhiana for Salman Khan starrer Bharat

CONFIRMED: Rakul Preet Singh and Sidharth Malhotra come together again and it is for Milap Zaveri’s Marjaavaan

Rakul Preet Singh and Sidharth Malhotra were last seen in Aiyaary together and it seems that their chemistry in this not-so-successful film has caught the eye of another filmmaker. We are talking about Milap Zaveri who will now be directing a film titled Marjaavaan featuring Sidharth and his Ek Villain co-star Riteish Deshmukh. Recent addition to that star cast is Rakul Preet Singh who has joined them along with Tara Sutaria.

Rakul Preet Singh and Sidharth Malhotra come together again and it is for Milap Zaveri’s Marjaavaan

For the uninitiated, Tara Sutaria will start work on this after she finishes her Bollywood debut Student Of The Year 2. Speaking on the same, Rakul Preet Singh confirmed it and also added that she recently had a discussion about the film with Milap Zaveri when they met whilst she was shooting De De Pyaar De with Ajay Devgn.

Furthermore, elaborating on her role, Rakul Preet Singh explained about how she fell in love with this strong wiled woman who wears her heart on her sleeve. She asserted that Marjaavaan will portray her in a never-before-seen avatar and also added that she has some really killer dialogues in the film.

Rakul Preet Singh also expressed her happiness of reuniting with Sidharth Malhotra. She stated that she bonded with him during the shoot of Aiyaary since they both come from Delhi Defense Colony and share several common factors. She also added that she had immediately messaged him after having a meeting with Marjaavaan makers for the film.

Coming to Marjaavaan, Ritesh Deshmukh and Sidharth Malhotra had shared a poster of the film which gave a dark feel to a romantic title. Although further details of the film are kept under wraps, the tagline showcases that one can kill for love and die for love. The film is produced by Bhushan Kumar and Nikkhil Advani and it is slated to release on October 2, 2019.

Also Read: Shah Rukh Khan ACCUSES Sidharth Malhotra of THEFT

CONFIRMED: Pahlaj Nihalani’s Govinda starrer Rangeela Raja to release on December 7

Over the past couple of weeks, there have been multiple articles and reports about the release of the Pahlaj Nihalani film Rangeela Raja. In fact, after Nihalani accused the Censor Board of Film Certification of being biased towards big producers, the ex-CBFC chief and filmmaker had moved court seeking a release of his film. However, with the court directing Nihalani to exhaust all options before approaching the bench, it is now learnt that the Govinda starrer Rangeela Raja will release only in December.

CONFIRMED: Pahlaj Nihalani’s Govinda starrer Rangeela Raja to release on December 7

When contacted Pahlaj Nihalani confirmed the same saying, “As of now we have no option but to wait till November 19. Till then as directed by the court we will use the available options and approach the Film Certification Appellate Tribunal (FCAT). However, given the timeline right now, it is certain that we will release Rangeela Raja only in December”. Further talking about the issue and the release of Rangeela Raja, Nihalani went on to add, “Since the decision of the court will be declared on November 19, there is no question of a release prior to that. Besides since there was a difference in affidavits submitted by us and the CBFC’s legal counsel, we have to follow procedure and submit the film to the FCAT. As for the release date, we will have to settle on a December 7 date for the film.”

For the uninitiated, Pahlaj Nihalani had moved the court after claiming that the CBFC had been biased in viewing his film Rangeela Raja and recommending 20 cuts in it. However, the court opined that the filmmaker had now exhausted all avenues before approaching the bench and directed Nihalani to do the same before they could pronounce a verdict.

Also ReadFormer chairperson Pahlaj Nihalani to file RTI over CBFC functioning

Shah Rukh Khan CONFESSES that he can’t afford to have Gauri Khan to design his films and here’s why

Well, we all know that besides his acting talent, if there is another thing that superstar Shah Rukh Khan is known for, then it is for his wit and sense of humour. The actor, who is gearing up for the release of Zero, was recently asked about Gauri Khan designing for his films and pat came the quirky reply from the superstar-husband that he can’t afford her.

Shah Rukh Khan CONFESSES that he can’t afford to have Gauri Khan to design his films and here’s why

For the uninitiated, Gauri Khan is a popular real estate entrepreneur and also a renowned interior designer. She has also ventured into production of films. Amidst her many ventures, the entrepreneur has been designing many restaurants and office spaces of late. Recently when an event was held earlier this week, Shah Rukh Khan was asked if he would ever have Gauri Khan design for his films.

To the same, the superstar Khan replied that he can’t afford to have her on board since they make small films. He further went on to state that he just goes to the restaurants she opens because he gets free meals. He jokingly concluded it by adding that he hopes that she keeps opening new restaurants and that he can eating in them and party all the time.

On the other hand, when Gauri Khan, was presented with the same question, she asserted that she has been currently busy with her hands full and that whenever she gets free, she will definitely collaborate with her superstar hubby for designing his films.

Speaking of Gauri Khan, the designer has also designed the interiors of many Bollywood stars like Ranbir Kapoor, Varun Dhawan, Sidharth Malhotra, Jacqueline Fernandez, not to forget her bestie Karan Johar amongst others.

Coming to Shah Rukh Khan starrer Zero, the film also starring Anushka Sharma and Katrina Kaif, is expected to release on December 21.

Also Read: Karan Johar’s birthday wish Aryan Khan will sure melt Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri’s heart!

Mission Mangal: Sanjay Kapoor to play the role of Vidya Balan’s husband in the Akshay Kumar starrer

Just a few days ago, we had reported that Akshay Kumar is gearing up to travel space and it is for Mission Mangal. The film will also feature many prominent Bollywood actresses like Taapsee Pannu, Sonakshi Sinha and Vidya Balan. And now we hear that Sanjay Kapoor, who has exploring the TV, digital and big screen medium will be an important part of the film.

Mission Mangal: Sanjay Kapoor to play the role of Vidya Balan’s husband in the Akshay Kumar starrer

If reports are to be believed, Sanjay Kapoor will be playing the life partner of Vidya Balan. The actor has been paired up with the Tumhari Sulu actress for the first time and is quite excited to share screen space with her. Confirming about playing her husband in the film, Sanjay stated that it is a funny coincidence that they both hail from Chembur [a popular locality in Mumbai] and have never shared screen space in the past.

On the other hand, he also added that he will be sharing screen space with Akshay Kumar. Speaking about it, Kapoor mentioned that he has had a connection with Akki too since they both were in the same dance classes. Appreciating the actor for the same, Sanjay spoke about how Akshay has always been punctual and once for a 9am workshop at his office, Kumar had arrived at 7am itself.

Coming to Mission Mangal, it is said to be an ambitious space drama based on India’s Mars Mission which is expected to be co-produced by R. Balki. The film is directed by debutant Jagan Shakti and it also stars South actress Nithya Menen, Kirti Kulhari and Sharman Joshi in prominent roles. The film was launched on November 5, coincidentally the day the mission was launched 5 years ago.

Speaking of Sanjay Kapoor, the actor will next be seen in the role of his real life niece Sonam Kapoor’s father in The Zoya Factor that also stars Malayalam superstar Dulquer Salmaan.

Also Read: Mission Mangal - Akshay Kumar, Vidya Balan, Taapsee Pannu, Sonakshi Sinha, Kirti Kulhari, Sharman Joshi and Nithya Menen join the cast

Breaking! Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh are now MARRIED (Read INSIDE details)

Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh’s wedding has been the cynosure of the entire industry and the mystery around the ceremony has made it even more interesting. The excitement is palpable amongst their fans as their favourite screen idols are at an exotic Costa Diva property in Lake Como, Italy to tie the knot amidst their close family and friends. There was Mehendi and Sangeet ceremony yesterday along with a traditional engagement ritual. Though not a single picture from the ceremony is out, we have details of how it all went down! The breaking news is that Ranveer and Deepika are now officially MAN and WIFE as they got married in Kannadiga rituals at 7 AM GMT. The theme of the wedding was pristine white. There were exotic flowers flown in to make the ambience prettier and we imagine that everything was just out of a fairy-tale to make the occasion special. Congratulations! Deepika and Ranveer, here’s raising a toast to your everlasting love and the subsequent Happily Ever After.

Breaking! Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh are now MARRIED (Read INSIDE details)

Insiders also claim that Ranveer recorded a beautiful message for his new wife with a montage of all their moments spent together. Also, he made sure his woman ate well while the Mehendi ceremony was ongoing and kept demanding kisses from her for every time he fed her. Now, that’s beyond romantic but trust Ranveer to do something like this for his lady love.

Tomorrow, the couple will get married again in Anand Karaj ceremony. It is said that Ranveer’s baraat will come in a Sea Plane. The couple has maintained a strict NO CAMERAS policy in the venue therefore there are no pictures of the bride and groom till now. Tune in for all the deets on the wedding.

Also Read: Ahead of their wedding, 15 times Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh’s PDA made your hearts melt

#MeToo: Alok Nath gets EXPELLED from CINTAA; Vinta Nanda calls it a landmark judgement

India’s Me Too movement led to some pretty explosive revelations as women from all sectors came out in open about their tormentors and harassers on social media. Bollywood was not spared too as Alok Nath, Sajid Khan, Nana Patekar, Vivek Agnihotri, Vikas Bahl, Chetan Bhagat, Rajat Kapoor, among others were named and shamed publicly. Television industry director Vinta Nanda had a shocking account of how Alok Nath abused, raped and harassed her decades ago while she was directing him in a serial. After this, lot of other actresses came forward and confirmed Alok’s behaviour has objectionable over the years. CINTAA took an action against Alok and expelled him from the body. Their official statement read: In view of the various allegations of sexual harassment and misconduct against Mr. Alok Nath, after due diligence and consideration, the Exec. Committee of #cintaa has decided to expel him from the Association. @sushant_says @renukashahane @FIA_actors @sagaftra @RichaChadha.”

#MeToo: Alok Nath gets EXPELLED from CINTAA; Vinta Nanda calls it a landmark judgement

Vinta reacted on this and was jubilant at the justice delivered to her, albeit after many years. She said this is a landmark judgement and that it does not matter if it comes late or early because justice is justice. She also said that now it is clear that it is not easy to get away with harassing just because you are in power. Everyone will be held accountable, and that itself is a big thing.  We agree with Vinta and Alok Nath episode was sure an eye opener for everyone associated with this industry.

The future of Me Too is unknown but it is great to see that some cognizance is taking from the industry about this.

Also Read: BREAKING! Vinta Nanda addresses press, says ALOK NATH is guilty and scared

Ranveer Singh starrer Simmba faces trouble over infringement charges levelled by a beverage company

While Ranveer Singh is gearing up for the most special day of his life in Italy currently, trouble has been brewing up around the actor’s forthcoming film Simmba. The Rohit Shetty directorial has been facing legal charges levelled by a beverage company which is mainly known for its brand of beer. The company known as Sona Beverages which endorses products in the name of Simba has decided to file infringement suit against the makers of the Bollywood film Simmba.

Ranveer Singh starrer Simmba faces trouble over infringement charges levelled by a beverage company

The case is being heard at the Delhi High Court where we now hear that Rohit Shetty has to file his response to the plea filed by Sona Bevarages Co. Ltd. Justice Pratibha M Singh heard the case recently and has reportedly decided to explore the possibility of an arrangement. As per the order that was passed on November 2, according to recent reports, if the production Rohit Shetty Picturez fails to respond to the notice, the matter will be further heard on December 4.

Sona Beverages, in its notice, has allegedly mentioned that the film’s title infringes the copyright of the word Simba, which is used by the Chhattisgarh based company to sell their products including beer and also non-alcoholic drinks. Furthermore, as per recent reports, they have also stated in their notice that besides them, they have also many merchandise like apparels, playing cards which they have been selling under the Simba title since 2015. Keeping in mind all these aspects, Simba decided to file a legal suit.

Ranveer Singh, who is currently in Italy tying the knot with his ladylove Deepika Padukone, will be seen as a police officer in Simmba. The Bollywood film is a remake of the Telugu blockbuster Temper and stars Sara Ali Khan, Sonu Sood in prominent roles. The film will be releasing in big screens on December 28.

Also Read: WATCH: Ranveer Singh dances and enjoys during Simmba co-actor Siddharth Jadhav’s birthday celebration with Rohit Shetty

Varun Dhawan to attend the screening of 'October' at IFFI 2018

The International Film Festival of India (IFFI) to start in Goa from November 20. Like always, this year too various Indian and International film will be screened at the film festival. Varun Dhawan starrer October will be showcased as part of the Panorama Section. The actor will fly down to Goa on November 23 to attend it.

Varun Dhawan to attend the screening of 'October' at IFFI 2018

The actor is elated about this and says, "It was my dad who informed me that October was chosen to be part of the Panorama Section at IFFI. To be honest, since the time it released, I have had many people come up to me and tell me how it has touched them or how they couldn’t believe that a film like this was made in India. It’s great that it is being showcased with the best movies this year.”

Actor who has received great appreciation for his performance in Soorjit Sircar directorial adds, "I am happy that today people can watch the film online. A lot of aspiring actors have told me that their teachers show them scenes from this movie. All this is really touching but I really didn’t do much acting (in October). Shoojitda just made me live the film.”

Also Read: Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan to be part of Kids Choice Awards 2018

AANKHEN 2 is finally happening with Amitabh Bachchan, confirms Anees Bazmee

Finally Aankhen 2 is happening. The sequel to the popular heist thriller released in 2002 has been on the anvil. But was struck in a legal dispute which has finally been resolved. Says director Anees Bazmee, “As you know Aankhen 2 was to be produced by Gaurang Doshi who had produced the original Aankhen film in 2002. I knew Rajtaru Studios (co-partners Raj Rajtaru and Tarun Aggarwal) were co-producers. I kept asking Gaurang to get an NOC from Rajtaru. He insisted I shouldn’t worry. ‘If I am investing money surely I’ve got the basic rights in place,’ Gaurang told me. I went ahead with his conviction. We even had a mahurat ceremony attended by Bachchan Saab.”

AANKHEN 2 is finally happening with Amitabh Bachchan, confirms Anees Bazmee

It was then that Rajtaru Studios raised objection to Doshi producing Aankhen 2. Says Anees, “Sadly Gaurang is no longer a part of Aankhen 2. It is being co-produced jointly by Rajtaru and Eros International.”

Anees intends to plunge into the project in the second-half of 2019. “I’ve cracked a really interesting idea for the Aankhen sequel. This is the first time that I’m working with Bachchan Saab. Like millions of Indians I am his fan. And like every filmmaker in the country, I too wanted to work with him. This is my chance. I want to make sure Aankhen 2 justifies his presence.”

Also Read: Amitabh Bachchan starrer Aankhen 2 to release in January 2020

Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan to be part of Kids Choice Awards 2018

Ever since Nickelodeon's award show, Kids Choice Awards, Gen- Y stars Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan have been a part of the show. As the actors are one of the beloved stars of this generation, she has a strong fan base amongst the kids and the youth.

Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan to be part of Kids Choice Awards 2018

Alia Bhatt is set all to be part of the Kids Choice Awards 2018 for the third year in a row. While it is unclear whether she would be performing at the show, she would be definitely attending the event. Besides her, Varun Dhawan will be in attendance as well and also performing.

On the work front, Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan are reuniting in Dharma Productions' period drama Kalank. After Student Of The Year, Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania and Badrinath Ki Dulhania, this is their fourth outing as a lead pair. The film, helmed by Abhishek Varman, also stars Sonakshi Sinha, Aditya Roy Kapur, Sanjay Dutt, Kunal Kemmu and Madhuri Dixit. It is slated for April 2019 release.

Also Read: CONFIRMED: Karan Johar pushes Ranbir Kapoor – Alia Bhatt starrer Brahmastra release to December 2019

Deepika Padukone - Ranveer Singh wedding: Shah Rukh Khan, Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Farah Khan to reach Lake Como TODAY

Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone's wedding is going on in full swing at the ancestral property of Villa Del Balbianello at Lake Como and though there is high security at the property, here are ALL details of the ongoing ceremony. While mehendi and engagement (according to the Kannadiga tradition) ceremony commenced yesterday, today is the wedding day. The couple will marry in a traditional Kannadiga style today and they will tie the knot tomorrow in Anand Karaj ceremony. Yesterday was all about singing, dancing and some emotional moments transpiring between the bride and the groom.

Deepika Padukone - Ranveer Singh wedding Shah Rukh Khan, Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Farah Khan to reach Lake Como TODAY

As we know, there are very few industry people invited to the wedding. According to the reports, only Farah Khan, Shah Rukh Khan and Sanjay Leela Bhansali are amongst the ones to make it to the gala, exclusive event at Lake Como.

It is touted that Shah Rukh, SLB and Farah will reach at around 9 am today (Wednesday) at the villa. The ancestral villa has three tiers of security and is in complete lockdown. The guests are required to NOT carry their cell phones inside and clicking any pictures are not allowed from the main venue. Only immediate family and closest friends are privy to the celebrations. The couple will host two separate reception parties in Mumbai and Bangalore for their other friends and family members who were not invited to the main function.

At the Sangeet ceremony yesterday, there was a medley of hit DeepVeer songs played on guitar. Also, Deepika got emotional after listening to a thumri performed by Shubha Mudgal and Ranveer consoled his lady love. We love how the couple has planned their wedding: intimate, beautiful and oh so classy!

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Akshara Haasan files an FIR over leaked private pictures

Celebrities are always in the media eye. Even their personal lives come under scrutiny. In the past, many Hollywood and Bollywood celebrities have become the victim of personal images being leaked online. It was only a few days ago when veteran actor Kamal Haasan's daughter Akshara Haasan came under the limelight for her leaked private pictures. The actress was in absolute shock over the leaked photos.

Akshara Haasan files an FIR over leaked private pictures

On November 7, she released a statement on Twitter, “Recently, some of my private pictures were leaked on the internet. Who did this, or why, is not known to me yet. But what I do know is it is deeply unfortunate to make a young girl the victim of such an act only for a pervert mind’s enjoyment (sic). I have reached out to Mumbai Police and the cyber cell to seek their help in tracking the person/s responsible for this leak and hope to get to the bottom of this soon.”

On Sunday, November 11, Akshara Haasan registered a complaint at the Versova police against an unknown person for allegedly leaking the pictures.

After Akshara Haasan's tweet, Mumbai Police was quick to take the action. "We have begun the investigation based on technical assistance,” said an officer.

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Wagah Border to be recreated in Ludhiana for Salman Khan starrer Bharat

Salman Khan has a very jam-packed work schedule. The actor is shooting for Bigg Boss 12 and Bharat simultaneously. Salman, last weekend, left for Ludhiana to begin the next schedule of Ali Abbas Zafar directorial after wrapping the film in Mumbai. Now, it has been learnt that a huge Wagah Border set has been built for the film in Ludhiana.

Wagah Border to be recreated in Ludhiana for Salman Khan starrer Bharat

As per the story, it will be shown in different decades and the story will evolve accordingly. Due to security reasons, the film could not be shot at Wagah Border. So, the makers have recreated the set in Ludhiana to shoot some of the crucial scenes. The actor will be shooting in the beautiful city for the next couple of days along with Katrina Kaif.

Salman Khan will be sporting five different looks in the film. Bharat revolves around the story of a son’s promise to his father during the 1947 India-Pakistan partition. With Salman and Katrina playing the lead roles in the movie, Bharat will also see an ensemble cast of actors like Tabu, Jackie Shroff, Disha Patani, Nora Fatehi and Sunil Grover.

Directed by Ali Abbas Zafar, Bharat is produced by Atul Agnihotri’s Reel Life Production Pvt. Ltd and Bhushan Kumar’s T-Series releasing Eid 2019.

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Priyanka Chopra - Nick Jonas WEDDING: Venue, outfits and date leaked; NOT Parineeti Chopra but this person will be bridesmaid

Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas are getting MARRIED on December 2, which is hardly a few days after Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh’s big ticket wedding. While Deepika and Ranveer are already in Italy for their wedding, Priyanka and Nick are busy prepping up for their shaadi! As far as we know, PC and Nick have locked in Umaid Bhavan palace in Jodhpur for their big ticket wedding. The festivities will start from November end onwards and there will be festivities planned proper Punjabi style including Sangeet, Mehendi and the Baraat. Only close ones will be invited for the wedding. Nick’s ensemble will be ivory white while PC will got for traditional red colour. All the close ones of the couple including the Best Man and the Bridesmaids will be wearing Ralph Lauren! Guess, why? Because the couple met for the first time wearing Ralph Lauren at the Met Gala.

Priyanka Chopra - Nick Jonas WEDDING: Venue, outfits and date leaked; NOT Parineeti Chopra but this person will be bridesmaid

Another important bit of information is that PC ‘s bridesmaid is not Parineeti Chopra but best friend Mubina Rattonsey! Now, that is a surprise considering that Pari has been a part of Nick and PC ‘s story since the beginning. But, she sure will play an important role in the wedding. In all her interviews she has mentioned how she has asked for 5 million dollars from Nick as his ‘saali’ after joota-chupana ceremony! She also was present at PC’s bachelorette.

On work front, Priyanka Chopra has been shooting for The Sky Is Pink with Farhan Akhtar and Zaira Wasim in Delhi.

Also Read: Priyanka Chopra and Farhan Akhtar continue shooting The Sky Is Pink while struggling with Delhi pollution

CONFIRMED: Karan Johar pushes Ranbir Kapoor - Alia Bhatt starrer Brahmastra release to December 2019

Karan Johar’s ambitious next Brahmastra is one of the most awaited movies for numerous reasons. For one, real life couple will entertain us for the first time with this film and secondly, it is Ayan Mukerji’s take on a superhero love story, and we have not got a film in this genre for a long time. Understandably, the excitement is palpable for this movie. Karan Johar just took to social media to announce the FINAL release date of this film. Brahmastra will release on Christmas 2019 and we can’t wait already! He took to his social media account and wrote, “#BRAHMASTRA #christmas2019.”

CONFIRMED: Karan Johar pushes Ranbir Kapoor - Alia Bhatt starrer Brahmastra release to December 2019

We had already reported that KJo most probably would delay the movie which was supposed to have released in August, that year. The primary reason, according to the sources, is that Dharma Productions along with the director Ayan Mukerji wants to work on the movie and post production since it is one of the most important projects for all of them.

The makers have already announced that there would be sequels to this and that the first part will release on XMAS 2019. The film has been shot in Bulgaria and also stars Amitabh Bachchan and Mouni Roy in important roles. Roy will play a villain in the film. Ayan and Ranbir’s collaborative effort have always been memorable on screen. Their films Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani and Wake Up Sid are still popular. We know for a fact that Brahmastra too will be special. It will primarily be a love story between Ranbir and Alia. Also, it helps that during the shoot of this film the two met and fell in love.

Ranbir has Shamshera in his kitty along with Ajay Devgn’s next directed by Luv Ranjan.

 

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After Gold Vs Satyameva Jayate, Akshay Kumar's Mission Mangal to clash with John Abraham's Batla House on Independence Day 2019

It was announced recently that Akshay Kumar will be collaborating once again with Pad Man director R Balki for Mission Mangal. The film is based on India’s 2013 space programme of Mangalyaan mission and will be co-produced by Fox Star Studios and Cape Of Good Films. It was already known that Vidya Balan will be leading lady alongside Akshay. Bollywood Hungama was the first to inform that Sharman Joshi and Nithya Menen were roped in for the film. Akshay recently announced the whole cast of the film which includes Kriti Kulhari, Taapsee Pannu and Sonakshi Sinha.

After Gold Vs Satyameva Jayate, Akshay Kumar’s Mission Mangal to clash with John Abraham’s Batla House on Independence Day 2019

Now, we know when the film will hit the big screen. After releasing Toilet - Ek Prem Katha and Gold on Independence Day, Akshay is planning for yet another release on the same day. Mission Mangal will hit the screens on Independence Day, August 15, 2019. As the other big-ticket release Brahmastra has now been pushed to Christmas 2019, Akshay's multi-starrer Mission Mangal will become one of the anticipated films of the year.

Interestingly, Akshay Kumar will once again clash with his buddy John Abraham on the big screen. This year, on Independence Day, their films Gold and Satyameva Jayate released. So, now, the friends and Desi Boyz colleagues are all set to clash at the box office as Mission Mangal will face off with John's Batla House. Both the films are based on true stories.

Mission Mangal will focus on the stories the women responsible for the success of Mangalyaan mission. It is being helmed by Jagan Shakti.

Batla House, on the other hand, will revolve around Sanjeev Kumar Yadav as the one who spearheaded the Batla House encounter. It is a story about the encounter that happened in Delhi between the police officials and the terrorist group, Indian Mujahideen.

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Karan Johar to host Economic Times Awards for Corporate Excellence

Besides filmmaking, Karan Johar absolutely enjoys hosting several types of big events and award shows. As he is currently hosting his talk show Koffee With Karan, Karan is also set to be MC of the upcoming Economic Times Awards for Corporate Excellence.

Karan Johar to host Economic Times Awards for Corporate Excellence

Karan Johar has often hosted several corporate award shows in India. His sense of humour, excellent deliveries and bringing Bollywood to corporate world adds as a bonus. Some of the influential people including key ministers will be speaking and attend the award show. ET Awards will take place on November 17, Mumbai.

On the work front, Karan Johar is on a roll with a ton of projects as a producer. He’s producing Student Of The Year 2 starring Tiger Shroff – Ananya Panday and Tara Sutaria, Kesari starring Akshay Kumar, Simmba with Rohit Shetty and Ranveer Singh, Brahmastra with Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor, Rannbhoomi with Varun Dhawan and Shashank Khaitan. He is also set to direct Takht with ensemble cast starring Ranveer Singh, Vicky Kaushal, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Bhumi Pednekar, Anil Kapoor and Janhvi Kapoor.

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SCOOP! Roles of Amitabh Bachchan and Fatima Sana Sheikh cut short for China release of Thugs of Hindostan

Just yesterday, we had reported that come December the recently released Aamir Khan – Amitabh Bachchan starrer Thugs of Hindostan would hit screens in China. In fact, we had also reported that like its Indian release the Chinese release that was being done by Estars Films would be a massive release owing to the fact that Aamir has become a household name in China. Well, now we hear that before its release the film will, in fact, be re-edited to suit the Chinese audience. If what we hear is true then, Yash Raj Films, the makers of Thugs of Hindostan will be editing out major portions of Amitabh Bachchan and Fatima Sana Sheikh’s roles in the film while highlighting and increasing the role that Aamir Khan plays.

SCOOP! Roles of Amitabh Bachchan and Fatima Sana Sheikh cut short for China release of Thugs of Hindostan

Talking about the same, a source close to the development says, “Some major portions of Amitabh Bachchan and Fatima Sana Sheikh’s roles will be chopped away in a ruthless manner. Since Aamir Khan is more popular in China, the Chinese version of the film will feature him in a more meatier and prominent role. Besides, since neither Bachchan nor Aamir plays the leading role in the film this will be an easy task.” Continuing further the source further added that, besides editing out major portions, the Chinese version of the film will also include certain deleted scenes involving Aamir Khan, “The Indian version of the film was balanced out to feature all the actors, but since the Chinese version will focus on Aamir Khan, certain deleted scenes that did not feature in the domestic release will be added to lengthen his role.”

Interestingly, the fact that Aamir Khan is by far the bigger star in China is not the only reason for the edits that will be made. Instead, it is also learnt that while the domestic version of Thugs of Hindostan saw Fatima Sana Sheikh playing the focal point of the drama the Chinese version will be different. Commenting on this the source added, “Fatima as the central point of drama did not really work at the box office, hence the decision to change that. And with Aamir’s role being enhanced it will be even easier for the makers to edit the film accordingly.”

Besides all the edits being made we hard another scoop about the film, in fact, unlike the Indian version that featured a run time of 2 hours 43 minutes [163 minutes], the Chinese version will be almost 30-40 minutes shorter. “Given the editing of the roles that Amitabh Bachchan and Fatima play in the film, the Chinese version of Thugs of Hindostan will have a total run time of just 120-130 minutes”, concludes the source.

Now given all the changes that will be made in the film we wonder if the Chinese version of Thugs of Hindostan will be anything similar to the domestic version. But we guess we will just have to wait till December to see if the two versions share any similarities.

Also Read: Katrina Kaif CONNED again by Aamir Khan and Vijay Krishna Acharya in THUGS OF HINDOSTAN

Bigg Boss 12: Karanvir Bohra's wife Teejay Sidhu accuses Salman Khan & makers for targeting him, TV actress Surbhi Chandna supports her

Karanvir Bohra is one of the key contestants in the glass walled house of Bigg Boss 12 this year and he is nominated this week for eviction along with six other inmates. While nominations and evictions are a part of the game, KV's wife Teejay Sidhu is majorly upset with the makers for making her husband an object of ridicule every single day, and especially during Salman Khan's Weekend Ka Vaar where he is a target. Teejay observed that the makers have been consistently making fun of Karanvir for no apparent reason and this has led to his morale going down. She wrote an open letter to the makers claiming that why is that during every Weekend Ka Vaar her husband has to suffer like this. She also pointed out that KV has always followed rules and never tried to leave the house. He also never insulted makers, like other contestants.

Bigg Boss 12 Karanvir Bohra's wife Teejay Sidhu accuses Salman Khan & makers for targeting him, TV actress Surbhi Chandra supports her

Teejay has requested makers to look into this. She also pointed out the Rohit Suchanti episode where everyone made fun of him including KV but she added that he apologized respectfully. Despite all this, Karanvir has been ridiculed for the way he dresses or even his haircut which is wrong on every level.

Aside from this, Karanvir's friend from television industry Surbhi Chandna pointed out that it is unfair that an actor of his calibre and a decent human is treated this way in the house. What do you think? Is Karanvir targeted by inmates and makers both?

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“Why should I not stand by Nawaz… just because he is a man?” - Kubbra Sait defends Nawazuddin Siddiqui

The feisty talented Kubbra Sait, who made a big impact with her role as the doomed transgender Kukoo in the Netflix series Sacred Games, has come out in open support of Nawazuddin Siddiqui after actress Niharika Singh accused him of sexually inappropriate behaviour.

“Why should I not stand by Nawaz… just because he is a man?” - Kubbra Sait defends Nawazuddin Siddiqui
Kubbra says she is being hounded and trolled for her stance. “But I don’t care about those who want me to say what they want to hear. Why should I not stand by Nawaz... just because he is a man? Do men always have to be in the wrong? It may be the politically correct thing to demolish the reputation of a man accused by a woman. But where is the proof? You can’t rant against someone and be taken seriously. If she (Niharika Singh) said Nawaz was a  bad actor, there would be his body of work to disprove her. But how does one prove a man’s guilt or non-guilt when a woman accuses him of sexual misconduct?”

Kubbra sees Niharika Singh’s outburst as a personal relationship gone wrong. “You can’t pull a relationship out of its personal space for your own purpose. There is a man’s reputation involved. I read her comments 7-8 times. But they sound like she is venting her own frustrations and rage against someone who has overcome his own struggles to become successful. It’s being said that the #MeToo movement can succeed if some important influential names are called out. We can’t just pull up anyone’s name and fling it in the mud. Comments such as hers are derailing the MeToo movement.”

Kubbra says she stands by Nawaz. “I don’t know him personally beyond the work we did together in Sacred Games. He is not a friend. I don’t know him socially at all. But, I’ve seen how courteous and softspoken he is with his co-stars. He has worked hard to get where he is. Please do not use a successful man’s reputation to vent your frustrations.”

For those cynics who are saying Kubbra is safeguarding her own interests by defending  Nawaz, here is a slap. “I am not in the second season of Sacred Games. For those who think I am defending him to save Sacred Games and my own role in it, I’ve news. The second season has started shooting. And I am not in it. My role is over. This is not about self-interest. It is to safeguard the MeToo movement from being derailed.”

Kubbra says every individual needs to stand by his or her decisions. “I’ve made many mistakes in my life and career. I’ve been in relationships that I’ve regretted. And I’ve done a web series in the past which makes me cringe. But at that point of time, I needed any work that came my way. If you make wrong decisions in life, it isn’t right to blame them on others especially if they are far more successful than you. Such accusations and allegations look like vendetta.”

Also Read: Kubbra Sait calls Ranveer Singh effortlessly cool and opens up about starring in Gully Boy

ZERO Vs SIMMBA: Will this BATTLE between Shah Rukh Khan and Karan Johar get UGLY?

Clashes always result in relationships going sour in the industry. As we near the year end, our sources reveal that there are a lot of conflicts happening between Zero and Simmba teams taking the release size of the two films. While the producers of the two films had mutually decided on the release dates, we hear that insecurities have started taking-over the long-lasting relations. Trade sources reveal that Shah Rukh Khan is going the Chennai Express way by signing a two-week contract with single screen owners to make sure that his film, Zero retains maximum possible screens in the second week of its release. Back in 2013, Khan adopted the same tactic, owing to which the release of Once Upon Ay Time In Mumbai Dobaara got fractured, and we see history repeating itself over here.

ZERO Vs SIMMBA Will this BATTLE between Shah Rukh Khan and Karan Johar get UGLY

On the other hand, as Karan Johar and Rohit Shetty got to know about Shah Rukh Khan’s tactic from the distribution circuit, the two also started clubbing their film with 2.0 (which is presented by Karan Johar). “There have been multiple discussions between Shah Rukh Khan and Karan Johar, however, the two could not reach to an impeccable solution. As Rohit Shetty was on Shah Rukh Khan’s side during Chennai Express, he knows Khan’s clout in the distribution circuit and doesn’t want to be at receiving end this time around. People at Reliance Entertainment overheard Shetty say, ‘We should go ahead with a clash if team Zero resorts to tactics like signing contracts.’ Shetty understands the business of Hindi films and doesn’t want the initial business of his film to suffer due to a fractured release,” said a source close to the development. Rohit Shetty was of the opinion that rather than getting a fractured release in week 2, wherein the exhibitors are wouldn’t screen his film in their theatres owing to contractual commitments, it is better to clash such that the two films get screens based on their merits. “However, Shetty must have said that in the heat of the moment and the clash won’t happen as the distributors of the two films have already started talking to the cinema owners for screen bookings,” quipped a source.

The distribution head of Reliance, Mr. Aditya Choksi has already been asked by the production team of Simmba to lock the deals with local exhibitors as soon as possible and make sure that the film releases on more than 3000 screens in India on 28th December. On the other hand, the distribution head at Red Chillies, Gaurav Verma has already instructed his sub-distributors to seal the 2-week contract to the soonest to ensure that Zero retains maximum screens and the biz is not hampered by Simmba. “Shah Rukh Khan, Rohit Shetty and Karan Johar sat down and mutually decided on the release date of Zero and Simmba. Back then, it was decided that Zero would get a one-week free run and then retain screens in the second week based on merits. However, the 2-week deal has come as a shocker to Shetty and team Simmba. They are working on multiple possibilities now, which includes clubbing the film with 2.0 since Karan Johar is the common link. Both Shah Rukh and Karan Johar are known to be shrewd businessmen, and it would basically be survival of the fittest,” concluded the source.

As they say, "Dhande Ke Liye Jo Sahi, Woh Sahi. Dhande Ke Liye Jo Galat, Woh Galat." Well, we still have a month and a half for the release of two films and the political game has already begun. Only time shall tell us as to who would win the battle for screens this Christmas. Zero stars Shah Rukh Khan, Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma whereas Simmba stars Ranveer Singh and Sara Ali Khan in lead.

Also Read: Petition filed in Bombay High Court against Shah Rukh Khan and makers of Zero for hurting Sikh sentiments

Akshay Kumar REACTS on being summoned in Gurmeet Ram Rahim sacrilege case

Akshay Kumar has always portrayed son of soil, Punjabi characters on screen and has gained huge popularity over the same. He for long has been instrumental in protecting and upholding Punjabi culture through his movies and more. Therefore, it was shocking that he was questioned by the Punjab government over Gurmeet Ram Rahim Insaan sacrilege case of 2015. The Punjab government questioned Akshay over his alleged involvement in the same and the former released a statement denying it. He said that Ram Rahim has stayed in his locality but that's about it. He never met him personally ever and has always got to know about him through social media. Further, Akshay said that he would never do anything that would hurt the society at large which includes supporting anti social elements.

Akshay Kumar REACTS on being summoned in Gurmeet Ram Rahim sacrilege case

Akshay Kumar wrote, “I shall never do anything that would even remotely hurt the sentiments of my Punjabi brothers and sisters, for whom I have utmost respect and love.” Incidentally, Akshay will be playing a Sikh warrior in Dharma Productions’ Kesari. He will be essaying the role of Havaldar Ishar Singh in the movie which is based on the theme of the Battle Of Saragarhi.

Akshay was recently in the news after he released the 2.0 trailer with Rajinikanth. The much-publicized trailer came a couple of weeks ago which marked Akshay's debut in South film as a villain.

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Former chairperson Pahlaj Nihalani to file RTI over CBFC functioning

Former CBFC chairperson Pahlaj Nihalani says he is very worried about the way the CBFC is currently functioning under its current chairperson Prasoon Joshi.

Former chairperson Pahlaj Nihalani to file RTI over CBFC functioning
“He’s an absentee chairperson. So many producers have complained that he is never in office. Mr Joshi needs to be answerable to all producers whose films are submitted for certification, and not just to his chosen friends. He is hardly ever in office, so producers who have a problem with the certification don’t know where to go. Not everyone is as privileged as Aamir Khan,” says Nihlani sardonically.

He is all set to file an RTI against the CBFC. “My questions are simple - if  Mr Prasoon Joshi who is the chairperson of the CBFC is rarely seen in the CBFC office then who takes all day-to-day decisions on his behalf? And how can we have a functional efficient censor board when its chairperson is busy with other things? As a producer and the man who occupied Mr Joshi’s chair before him, I have the right to know about the functioning of the censor board, some transparency is required,” reasons Nihalani.

He sees a severe absence of transparency in the workings of the CBFC. “What are the guidelines being followed by the CBFC? Why are there so many discrepancies in the process of certification? I am told the guidelines are constantly being bent to please influential producers. I am obviously not one of the beneficiaries. My Rangeela Raja is stuck at the censor board. I am fighting it out in court. But, Mr Joshi would have to answer fundamental  questions on the functioning of the CBFC.”

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Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan come together to condemn unethical acts against Vijay starrer Sarkar

The A R Murugadoss film Sarkar featuring Thalapathy Vijay in the lead role has been caught in the web of controversies for quite some time now. Despite the political resistance and pressure and also plagiarism allegations against it, the makers fought their way through and released the film. Not surprisingly, it did brisk business but it has now been dragged into the murk of scandals yet again. And this time, the AIADMK parties decided to resort various means including violence. Superstars of the industry, Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan have come out to speak against these evil acts.

Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan come together to condemn unethical acts against Vijay starrer Sarkar

Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan were very upset with the way Sarkar has been facing controversies. Sarkar has been facing political pressure from AIADMK party workers because they had taken objection to the characters featured in the film, which they believed resembled their leader Jayalalitha, mainly because they had used the antagonist’s name as Komalavalli, the original name of the actress-politician. While the censor board approved the sanitized version of Sarkar which they decided to change after the uproar, the AIADMK party workers continued to take objection.

After certification, when the film got released in theatres and multiplexes, the party workers continued to demand removal of scenes etc. When their demands weren’t met, they decided to protest against the release of the movie by burning posters and damaging cutouts of Vijay. Strongly speaking up against the act, Kamal Haasan took to Twitter last week, wherein he criticized the government for pressurizing against a film like Sarkar despite it completing censor formalities. He further maintained that good people will eventually win when commercial politicians will collapse.

Megastar Rajinikanth too voiced out similar thoughts thereby supporting the A R Murugadoss directorial. Even though his political views are quite different from Haasan, in this case the two superstars seem to have come together for the rights of the fraternity members. The actor posted asserting how strongly he condemned his act further adding that these acts are against law considering that the film already followed the rules and got a certification from censor board.

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Kedarnath Trailer Launch: Sushant Singh Rajput REACTS on Mukesh Chhabra's suspension from Kizie Aur Manny

The #MeToo movement came in the film industry like a storm as it took down many big names. Mukesh Chhabra, casting director, is making his debut as a director in Kizie Aur Manny with Sushant Singh Rajput and Sanjana Sanghi in the leading roles. The director has been accused of sexual harassment and had to step down as the production house began an investigation.

Kedarnath Trailer Launch Sushant Singh Rajput REACTS on Mukesh Chhabra's suspension from Kizie Aur Manny

Fox Star India suspended services of Mukesh Chhabra. In an official statement put out on their Twitter handle, Fox Star Studios stated, “As a responsible organization, Star India takes any allegation of sexual harassment of women at workplace very seriously hence Fox Star Studios has suspended the services of Mukesh Chhabra, director of our film, Kizie Aur Manny, which is under production, till the Internal Complaints Committee (ICC) of M/s Mukesh Chhabra Casting Company concludes its inquiry into the allegations against him.”

Even many reports suggested that Sushant Singh Rajput was accused of sexual misconduct by his Kizie Aur Manny co-star Sanjana Sanghi. While the actor denied all the allegations, he also shared screenshots from the messages exchanged with his co-star and called the allegations a smear campaign. Sanjana, who was in the United States, that the stories reported were baseless and no such incident took place with her.

As Sushant Singh Rajput is gearing up for his next film Kedarnath, he finally reacted on the controversy related to Mukesh Chhabra at the trailer launch on Monday, November 12. Speaking about the film, "We are not shooting for the film right now as it's scheduled for later. It's going to happen in Paris around December. I am shooting for some other film as of now. That's the reason. I have been told that Fox Studios are doing the investigation and whatsoever the decision comes out, it would be right and they will stick to it."

Kedarnath, starring Sara Ali Khan and directed by Abhishek Kapoor, is set to release on December 7, 2018.

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Madhuri Dixit – Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s ‘Dola Re Dola’ from Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Devdas declared greatest dance number of all time!

Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Devdas went on to win 5 National awards, was India’s official entry to the Oscars, made it to TIME’s magazines Top 10 movies of the millennium and was also nominated for a BAFTA award. The song ‘Dola Re Dola’ from the iconic film has now been declared the greatest Bollywood dance number of all time. Featuring Madhuri Dixit and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, the song choreographed by Saroj Khan beat off tough competition from dance numbers across the decades to top a list published by UK based Eastern Eye newspaper.

Madhuri Dixit – Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s ‘Dola Re Dola’ from Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Devdas declared greatest dance number of all time!

Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Dola Re Dola’ trumped over ‘Pyar Kiya To Darna Kya’ from Mughal-e-Azam and ‘Ek Do Teen’ from Tezaab, which figured second and third on the list respectively. Not surprising since the choreographer on several occasions maintained that the song is the toughest she ever worked on during her glittering career.

Says Eastern Eye entertainment editor Asjad Nazir, “With Bollywood being built on bedrock of music, dance has become an integral part of Hindi cinema across the decades and given audiences unforgettable moments. The perfect Bollywood number needs an amazing set, incredible choreography, wonderful dancers, shining stars, beautiful costumes and a larger than life feel. It also needs to be a stand out moment in the movie. ‘Dola Re Dola’ has all that and more. Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Saroj Khan teamed up to create a masterpiece connected to its Indian roots.”

The list of 50 greatest Hindi dance numbers was based on public votes, cinematic impact, choreography, staging and opinions of dance experts.

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Ranveer Singh – Deepika Padukone Wedding: Here’s what you need to know about the wedding ensemble of the couple!

By now there has been immense buzz about the glamorous wedding of two Bollywood superstars – Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone which is expected to be held on November 14 and 15 in Italy. The couple will be tying the knot in Lake Como in the next couple of days and we have already given you a glimpse of the ceremonies that will be held. Considering that the couple is keen on exploring both North and South Indian cultures during the wedding, they also have specific ensembles being designed for all their functions.

Ranveer Singh – Deepika Padukone Wedding: Here’s what you need to know about the wedding ensemble of the couple!

Well many would be aware that when Deepika Padukone was snapped during the Nandi puja at her Bengaluru residence, she was sporting a Sabyasachi Mukherjee ensemble. This has now sparked speculations that he would be designing outfits for the couple during their Italian wedding sojourn.

We had earlier mentioned that Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone will tie the knot in North Indian and South Indian styles. Keeping the Mangalorean Konkani wedding rituals in mind, the color palette for the South Indian wedding will revolve around white and gold. On the other hand, the big fat Sindhi wedding of Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone will see the latter in a red lehenga choli and the actor in a sherwani.

We hear that the said red lehenga-choli will have the signature work of Sabyasachi along with intricate thread work, whereas, Ranveer Singh’s sherwani will be a Kanjeevaram one with delicate threadwork.

By now, readers would be aware that Deepika and Ranveer are have already reached their destination, Italy where they have kicked off the wedding preps. A sangeet is expected to be held on November 13, followed by the marriage ceremonies. A reception for the industry friends is reportedly being planned on November 28 in Mumbai.

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