Saiyami Kher roped in for Anurag Kashyap's next directorial venture?
Saiyami Kher, who made a stellar debut with Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s Mirzya alongside Harshvardhan Kapoor, is set to spring a huge surprise on the audience with her next offering. It's learnt that the filmmaker Anurag Kashyap, who has recently floated his new production company, had also announced his next directorial venture.
Although the title and other details of the project have strictly been kept under wraps, the buzz is doing rounds that Malayalam actor Roshan Mathew, best known for powerful performances in films like Aanandam, Koode and Thottappan, will be playing the lead role. Sources suggest that Saiyami Kher has been recently roped in as the leading lady opposite Mathew.
Saiyami Kher, on the work front, has featured in a Marathi film Mauli with Riteish Deshmukh last year and recently wrapped up Amazon Prime Video's keenly awaited second season of Breathe.
Tusshar Kapoor and Mallika Sherawat make their web series debut with horror comedy Booo: Sabki Phategi
Tusshar Kapoor and Mallika Sherawat are the newest entrants in the world of web series. They would soon be seen in horror comedy Booo: Sabki Phategi which would be streamed on Ekta Kapoor's digital platform ALT Balaji.
"Tusshar Kapoor has been known for his comedies and has seen quite some success there. Golmaal franchise is a major success and the first two installments of Kya Kool... series did quite well too. After his last release Golmaal Again  which collected over 200 crores at the Box Office, he wanted to do something really substantial for the small screen as well. This is when Booo: Sabki Phategi happened," says a close associate of the actor.
As for Mallika Sherawat, she would be returning in front of the camera after a real long time.
"Her last Bollywood release was Dirty Politics  which went unnoticed. However, the one which succeeded commercially was Double Dhamaal  which was a comedy. In fact she had a good part to play in another comedy Welcome  as well while her romcom entertainer Pyaar Ke Side Effects  was successful too. She has a flair for comedy and wanted to explore this genre. When Booo: Sabki Phategi came her way, she chose it to be her comeback vehicle as an actress," our source continues.
Both Tusshar and Mallika have prior experience of horror flicks though.
"Tusshar did Kucch To Hai  very early in his career. On the other hand Mallika had a part to play in one of the segments of Darna Zaroori Hai . However, horror comedy genre is still in its infancy, especially in Bollywood. The super success of Golmaal Again and Stree is making filmmakers sit up and notice the potential of this genre. Booo: Sabki Phategi should be a welcome step in this direction," adds an insider.
In fact even as a producer, Tusshar Kapoor is exploring the horror-comedy genre with Laxmmi Bomb which features Akshay Kumar in the lead along with Kiara Advani. While that's a job he is doing behind the camera, in front of the camera he is all set to be seen in Booo: Sabki Phategi where other than Mallika Sherawat, he also has Sanjay Mishra, Krishna Abhishek, Kiku Sharda and Shefali Zariwala for company.
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Mohnish Bahl to make comeback on TV as Dr. Shashank Gupta in Sanjivani reboot
Mohnish Bahl has been one of the most popular actors in the 90s. The actor, son of late actress Nutan, is now making his comeback on Television with the reboot of early 2000s show, Sanjivani. While he has not been seen in films lately, the actor has been a familiar face on TV.
15 years ago, Mohnish Bahl made his way to Television with Sanjivani. Now, he will be reprising his role of Dr. Shashank Gupta in the reboot. In the original show, Mohnish was a surgeon and a trustee of the hospital. He also played the same role in the sequel of the show Dill Mill Gaye which aired from 2007 to 2010.
Not only him, original cast member Gurdeep Kohli will also reprise her role of Dr. Juhi. Besides them, Rohit Roy, who has starred in several movies and TV, is also making his comeback on small screen with the show. He is a new entrant to the reboot along with Sayantani Ghosh.
Yeh Pyaar Nahi Toh Kya Hai actor Namit Khanna and Ishqbaaz actor Surbhi Chandna will lead the show. Producer Siddharth P Malhotra confirmed the news stating they wanted to bring the smiles and tears with the show in the era of snakes killing people. The lead actress Surbhi was finalized after 70 - 80 auditions. This time the lead actors will be resident doctors instead of interns and it won't be a frivolous show, according to the producer. The producer also said that since Sanjivani was his first show on TV, it is important for him to not let anyone down. He said that the set and writing will be different.
As per reports, the filming for the show has already begun and it will go on air by the end of July 2019.
Pal Pal Dil Ke Pass starring Karan Deol POSTPONED, clash with Arjun Patiala averted
Sunny Deol has been busy directing his son Karan Deol’s movie Pal Pal Dil Ke Pass. The movie was supposed to release with Arjun Patiala on July 19. Inside sources reveal that the movie has been postponed by the makers on the grounds that it is yet to be completed.
This move by the makers has averted the clash between PPDKP and Arjun Patiala starring Diljit Dosanjh, Varun Sharma and Kriti Sanon. The makers are set to announce a new release date very soon.
Sunny Deol who is directing PPDKP had released a poster of the movie with a message, “For a father, it's a moment of pride to look at their children achieve what they have always strived for! Presenting to you #PalPalKePaas starring #KaranDeol and #SahherBambba."
Meanwhile, there is a decent buzz about Arjun Patiala where Diljit plays a cop and Kriti, a crime reporter.
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Parineeti Chopra begins prepping for The Girl On The Train with an 'old friend'
Parineeti Chopra is super thrilled for her upcoming film, The Girl On The Train, which is the remake of Emily Blunt’s hit namesake. The movie’s plot revolves around the life of a divorcee woman who gets stuck in a missing person’s investigation that completely changes her life. She was also sure that the fans are going to compare her performance with Emily’s and she was okay with it.
In her recent Instagram post, she posted a picture with the script of the film and her old friend, her 7-year-old coffee mug! She is all set to start prepping for her role in the film and we’re thrilled to see how she adds her own element to the talk about role. She uploaded the picture with the caption, “Prep ???? #GirlOnTheTrain (Also meet my 7 yr old coffee mug that I cannot live without! I use it everyday. Take it everywhere. It was @thisissahajchopra ‘s first ever gift to me so its super super special.) ????”
Take a look at it.
Apart from this, Parineeti will also be starring in Saina Nehwal’s biopic and has started training in the sport. She has also taken up a few new fitness regimes and is required to follow a strict diet for at least a year. Saina goes on floors in October.
Also Read: Parineeti Chopra is okay with the audience comparing her performance to Emily Blunt’s in The Girl On The Train
Varun Dhawan and Anushka Sharma starrer Sui Dhaaga: Made In India to compete at The Shanghai International Film Festival
Varun Dhawan and Anushka Sharma’s hit film Sui Dhaaga - Made In India has been selected in the competition category at the prestigious The Shanghai International Film Festival - The Belt and Road Film Week. Sui Dhaaga is the only Indian film in competition in this category.
A film about finding love and respect through self-reliance, the film's heart touching story moved audiences deeply as it became a solid hit in India. Sui Dhaaga won huge critical acclaim with Varun and Anushka’s performance being hailed as one of their careers best acting pieces. The film narrated the story of an innocent village couple Mauji and Mamta who dream big to start their own business together.
Sui Dhaaga – Made In India also brought together National Award-winning producer-director combo of Maneesh Sharma and Sharat Katariya after their super hit film Dum Laga Ke Haisha.
Speaking on this, producer Maneesh Sharma said, “The story of Sui Dhaaga – Made In India is a special salute to the inherent entrepreneurial spirit of local artisans in India. An engaging tale about self-reliance seen through a young couple’s determination against all odds, we believe this very human theme has universal appeal across the globe. I eagerly look forward to the audience response at a platform as prestigious as The Shanghai International Film Festival The Belt and Road Film Week.”
The actors of the film too are ecstatic with this announcement. Varun says, “Sui Dhaaga - Made In India was made with a lot of heart and is a story about a working-class man who fights for self-respect. I’m hoping the film will win hearts in this festival as well and they will like our made in India film.”
Anushka adds, “Sui Dhaaga is an incredible story of human triumph and I’m certain that its universal storyline has the potential to appeal to audiences across the globe. It is quite special that our film has been selected in the competition category at The Shanghai International Film Festival - The Belt and Road Film Week, which indicates that power of good content can cut across language and cultures.”
The Shanghai International Film Festival - The Belt and Road Film Week begins on 15th June and will host some of the most eclectic and applauded films from across the world.
After shifting Sooryavanshi release date to avoid clash with Salman Khan starrer Inshallah, Akshay Kumar urges fans to not indulge in negative trends
Ever since the announcement of Sooryavanshi, the film has been in headlines since Akshay Kumar is returning with his action avatar and Rohit Shetty is expanding his cop universe after Singham and Simmba. While the film was supposed to clash with Salman Khan starrer Inshallah during Eid 2020, the clash was averted and the movie Sooryavanshi has been pre-poned to March 2020. Soon, the massive trolling began between the ardent fans of two superstars since Akshay was made to move his release date.
After seeing the negative trends on social media especially against director Rohit Shetty, Akshay Kumar urged his fans to stay away from such kind of trolling. On Friday, he wrote on Twitter, “Since past few days I’ve noticed certain negative trends being done by people dearest to me…you guys. I can see and understand your angst, all I can do is request you all with folded hands not to start/participate in such trends. I took up Sooryavanshi with a very positive outlook, let’s continue making and releasing it in the same way.”
Akshay Kumar's tweet came after netizens called Rohit Shetty, 'Bhagoda Rohit Shetty'. It was after Salman Khan thanked "younger brother" Rohit for shifting the release date and preponing it to March 27, 2020.
In Sooryavanshi, Akshay Kumar will reunite with his Namaste London co-star Katrina Kaif. They are set to film the recreation of 'Tip Tip Barsa' song next week in Hyderabad.
EXCLUSIVE: After Breathe, Amit Sadh to star in a web film alongside Manjari Fadnis
Every other star is now exploring the digital world. Whether those are the Indian digital platforms or international, it has become the new way to kick-start interesting opportunities. With big names coming on board and being successful on the platforms, it has also given a second chance to many stars. Amit Sadh, who made his digital debut with Amazon India Original Breathe, will be seen in the second season of the show as well. But, he will also be seen on another digital platform and that is Zee5.
Amit Sadh will be starring in a web film and this time for Zee5. And the actress cast opposite him is Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na fame, Manjari Fadnis. The two of them are expected to start the shooting for the same soon and the web film will begin streaming either by the end of the year or early 2020. As of now, it is unknown what kind of genre the film will be.
Amit Sadh, on the work front, was last seen in Akshay Kumar starrer Gold which released last year on Independence Day. Manjari Fadnis last starred in 2018 film, Baa Baaa Black Sheep.
EXCLUSIVE: Ayushmann Khurrana to have special appearance in Tahira Kashyap's Sharmaji Ki Beti?
Ayushmann Khurrana's wife Tahira Kashyap will be making her directorial debut with Sharmaji Ki Beti. The writer and director will cast two female leads in the film as it will revolve around the issues and conflicts women are facing in their lives. There were reports that suggested that Madhuri Dixit will be a part of the film but nothing has been confirmed as of yet.
While Tahira Kashyap had revealed that her husband Ayushmann Khurrana won't be a part of the film due to time constraint and him being busy with other projects, it seems like that's not the case. As per sources, "Ayushmann Khurrana will make a special appearance in the film. While it is yet to be confirmed by the makers, this will be a great way for them to work together."
Interestingly, Ayushmann Khurrana and Tahira Kashyap are reportedly also working on a web series. Raghu Ram of Roadies' fame has taken an interest in buying the rights of Ayushmann Khurrana's semi-biography, 'Cracking The Code'. The book was co-written by Ayushmann and his wife Tahira Kashyap in 2015.
Coming back to the film, the project will be produced by T-Series’ Bhushan Kumar and Ellipsis Entertainment (Tanuj Garg, Atul Kasbekar). The casting for Sharmaji Ki Beti is underway and the makers plan to rope in two leading ladies soon.
Laxmmi Bomb: Producer Tusshar Kapoor and Kiara Advani THRILLED as Raghava Lawrence comes back on board
Akshay Kumar starrer Laxmmi Bomb created a lot of furore after its first look was out a few weeks ago. Later, its director Raghava Lawrence lashed out at the makers and excused himself out of the project. He then came back on board of this South remake and the shooting began. The makers have completed the first schedule of the movie and are eager to begin the next one in August.
Producer Tusshar Kapoor spoke in a media interaction and said that he is relieved and happy that Raghava is back on the film. He also said that as a producer it was his dream to make this particular film and it is just great now that everything is shaping up as planned.
Kiara Advani who is the lead actress of the film also said that Raghava Lawrence is the soul of the film and therefore she is happy that he will be directing the Hindi version too. She also said that she is really excited to work on second schedule of the film.
Laxmmi Bomb is slated to release on June 5, 2020 and it is produced by Fox Star Studios.
Also Read: Laxmmi Bomb controversy: Akshay Kumar and the makers to rope in a new director after Raghava Lawrence?
SCOOP: Aayush Sharma to do a COMEDY-THRILLER after Kwatha
After his debut in LoveYatri, Aayush Sharma is working on Kwatha where he will be playing an army officer. Next up, he is said to be in talks with Bhushan Kumar and Ahmed Khan for a comedy thriller. Though he is yet to sign the dotted line, it is reported that both parties are very much interested to take this project ahead.
While Aayush Sharma’s first film was a romantic dance offering, we will see him in a totally different avatar in Kwatha. If he signs the said romantic thriller, it will be clear that Sharma is trying not to be typecast and is exploring different genres.
The said film is set to be helmed by Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar, Ahmed Khan and Shaira Khan’s production houses, T-Series and Paper Doll Entertainment.
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Super 30 controversy: IIT students threaten to stall the release of the Hrithik Roshan starrer
Hrithik Roshan’s Super 30 is set to release on July 12 after a lot of controversies. But despite CBFC clearing the film and the release date getting finalised, the troubles have not stopped for Hrithik Roshan’s film.
A few months ago, four IIT students had filed a PIL against Anand Kumar, the mathematician on whom the film is based. They state that the movie has misinterpreted facts. They also claim that they have glorified Kumar in the film where it is not required. They also claim that Kumar in fact is a part of a big education scam as he allegedly asked the underprivileged students to first take admission in his institution paying a sum of Rs 33,000 and then taught them for ‘free’.
Because, the makers did not respond to this PIL, they have started fresh investigations again. The IIT students want Anand Kumar to reveal the names of the students he has tutored who passed the JEE exam.
They say that he has not yet revealed the same. Super 30 has been directed by Vikas Bahl whose name has been just cleared in the Me Too movement and stars Mrunal Thakur, Amit Sadh and Nandish Sandhu in important roles along with Hrithik Roshan.
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Rishi Kapoor is 100% CANCER-FREE, to be back in India by August end
Rishi Kapoor is 100 per cent cancer free and will be back home by August end and plans to ring in his 67th birthday here with his family and friends. It is almost a year since Rishi left for The United States Of America’s Sloan Kettering facility and was joined by his wife Neetu Singh there. Now, he said he is 100 per cent free of the disease but needs to visit his doctors for a routine check up, now and then.
Neetu Singh has been posting photos with him on Instagram. Ranbir Kapoor has also spent a considerable amount of time with his father and Alia Bhatt has joined the family on numerous occasions. Other close friends of Kapoors from the industry too joined them. Finally, Rishi is well and is ready to come back home.
Food critic Rashmi Uday Singh recently took to Instagram to share a pic with Rishi, Neetu along with Riddhima Kapoor Sahni and her daughter Samara. The happy troupe enjoyed a gourmet meal in the New York city.
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Sooryavanshi: Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif to RECREATE sensuous 'Tip Tip Barsa' song which featured him and Raveena Tandon
Akshay Kumar, who kick-started his next film in May, has been shooting for Sooryavanshi in Bangkok. The Rohit Shetty directorial will be high on action sequences and the glimpses were shared by him on social media. From insane chase sequences to deadly helicopter stunt, Rohit Shetty and Akshay Kumar all set to take this cop universe to next level. Since Rohit is known to recreate songs in his films, he is set to remake the iconic 'Tip Tip Barsa' song.
If the reports are to be believed, Katrina Kaif and Akshay Kumar will recreate the iconic sensuous song ‘Tip Tip Barsa’ song from Mohra in Sooryavanshi. The song will be reportedly shot next week at Ramoji Film City in Hyderabad where the cast and crew are already shooting the third schedule of the film.
The original song was picturized on Akshay Kumar and Raveena Tandon as they romanced in the rain. Her iconic yellow saree had become the rage.
Reliance Entertainment presents Rohit Shetty Picturez in association with Dharma Productions & Cape of Good Films, Sooryavanshi is directed by Rohit Shetty. The film was earlier scheduled for Eid 2020 release. But, to avert clash with Inshallah, Salman Khan announced the new release date and it is March 27, 2020.
Vatsal Sheth joins Aditya Roy Kapur and Disha Patani starrer Malang
Aditya Roy Kapur and Disha Patani are all set to star together in Mohit’s Suri’s next directorial Malang. The film also stars Anil Kapoor and Kunal Kemmu. And now, here’s some news that we have got! Actor Vatsal Sheth, who has acted in films like Tarzan, Nanhe Jaisalmer, Heroes and Hostel, has joined the ensemble cast of Malang.
Vatsal Sheth is thrilled about the same. He says, “I am very excited to be the part of this film. It’s going to be an exciting ride.” Vatsal shared a picture on Instagram couple of days back with Aditya Roy Kapur. The shoot for it has already started in Mumbai.
Malang is set for Valentine’s Day, 14th February 2020 release. It is produced by T-Series’ Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar, Luv Films’ Luv Ranjan, Ankur Garg and Northern Lights Entertainment’s Jay Shewakramani.
Ayushmann Khurrana starrer Article 15 to organize a special event to unveil unseen footages and special posters
Ayushmann Khurrana starrer Article 15 will organize a special event with the makers of the film. The makers are planning a grand event with special posters and unseen footages from the film. The movie has already sent quite a wave in the minds of the audience with their statement 'Ab Farq Laayenge'. The event will have Ayushmann taking the stage for the audience and giving all the more reason to watch the film. The investigative drama will be a must watch a movie for the year. The event is set to create an uproar with the thrilling concept that has gotten the fans excited!
The investigative drama is a movie that demands change in society from each individual and has asked everyone to take action. Article 15 is set to get a world premiere at the tenth edition of the London Indian Film Festival. The investigative drama will be shown on the opening night.
The film also stars Isha Talwar, M Nassar, Manoj Pahwa, Sayani Gupta, Kumud Mishra and Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub. Directed by Anubhav Sinha and produced by Benaras Media Works and Zee Studios, Article 15 is sure to put the audience in a social perspective.
Not Kareena Kapoor Khan, but THIS actress will be playing Irrfan Khan’s wife in Angrezi Medium?
The buzz for Angrezi Medium is already pretty high for multiple reasons, one of the major reasons being Irrfan Khan’s comeback after recovering from his ailment. There were a lot of reports floating regarding the star cast of the film. There was also speculation about Kareena Kapoor Khan being roped in for the role of Irrfan Khan’s wife in the film. Now, though Kareena is very much a part of the project, we have learned that she does not play Irrfan Khan’s wife in the film. Apparently, theatre and film actress, Poorvi Jain has been roped in to play Irrfan’s wife in Angrezi Medium.
Poorvi has done theatre in the past and has also starred in a film called What Will People Say. While there has been no confirmation as to what role Kareena will be playing in Angrezi Medium, we have news that it is not Kareena but Poorvi who will be playing the role of Rashmi Goswami, Champak’s wife. We are still waiting for an official confirmation on the news though.
Angrezi Medium is a sequel to 2017 blockbuster, Hindi Medium. Helmed by Homi Adajania, it also stars Radhika Madan in a pivotal role.
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Anup Jalota REVEALS that he will co-host Bigg Boss 13 with Salman Khan
In the earlier season of Bigg Boss, we had seen bhajan singer Anup Jalota entering the house with Jasleen Matharu. The guru-shishya [teacher-student] jodi created ample of controversies owing to their alleged love affair which was later denied by both of them. While that season seems to have ended with Dipika Kakkar emerging victorious, the 13th season of the show is all set to kick off in the next few months. While reports of potential contestants and the prep of Salman Khan as the host post Bharat, seem to have already started, Anup Jalota made this surprising revelation that he will be a part of Bigg Boss 13 too.
The bhajan singer spoke about Bigg Boss 13 in recent reports wherein he asserted that he will indeed be a part of the show but not as a contestant. He stated that he might be co-hosting the show along with Salman Khan. It seems that Anup Jalota spoke about Bigg Boss at length in current reports wherein he also mentioned that if given a chance this year to enter as a jodi, he would choose Salman Khan’s Bharat co-star Katrina Kaif as his partner.
Besides this, he also addressed about his alleged affair rumour with Anup Jalota. In the same report, Anup was heard mentioning that it was actually Jasleen’s father’s idea to have him and his student Jasleen Matharu enter as the guru-shishya jodi. He further added that Jasleen actually used his fame in favour of her on the show. However, he also quickly went on to add he is a positive person and if it helps someone he would immediately do it. So, even if Jasleen actually used his name for the show, he is happy that he could help her.
On the other hand, Anup Jalota recently collaborated with his Bigg Boss inmates Somi Khan and Deepak Thakur for a music video titled ‘Kesaria Balam’.
'Dilbar' sensation Nora Fatehi to share screen space with Vicky Kaushal
Nora Fatehi is undoubtedly on a roll. The beautiful lass has an impressive line-up of films in her kitty and will now be seen sharing screen space with the hot and happening URI: The Surgical Strike actor – Vicky Kaushal, in a song about love and heartbreak.
Known for her exceptionally brilliant dancing skills, Nora Fatehi is currently focusing more on performance-based acts and is taking up projects that will have her doing more than just dancing. Recently, Nora has signed an interesting music video where she will be seen acting alongside Vicky Kaushal.
Unlike other music videos, this one shall be narrating a story about love and heartbreak through the medium of a song and Nora will be seen playing Vicky’s ladylove in the track. Speaking about it, Nora said, "The song is very different from what I have done before. It is not a dance number but a very performance oriented song revolving around a married couple and what happens between them. I won't be dancing in this one."
The shooting for this B Praak song, which is directed by Arvinder Khaira will be commencing in Shimla soon.
Nora adds, "Arvinder is good at directing music videos that have emotions and stories that connect with the audience. People are used to seeing Vicky act but it's going to be different to see me in this avatar."
Apart from this, Nora Fatehi will once again be seen on the big screen in Balta House and Street Dancer 3D.
Parineeti Chopra is okay with the audience comparing her performance to Emily Blunt’s in The Girl On The Train
Parineeti Chopra has always been referred as an actor who gets into the skin of the character and makes it her own. Right from her debut Ishaqzaade and then Hasee Toh Phasee and many other films, Pari has dazzled us with her brilliant performances. Parineeti is on a roll with her big film choices currently as she is set to start the official remake of Hollywood’s hit thriller The Girl On The Train. Pari will reprise the hugely acclaimed role of the protagonist essayed by Emily Blunt in the original and she is okay with people comparing her performance with the Hollywood superstar’s.
“Emily Blunt’s performance in The Girl On The Train had blown my mind and it is a privilege for me to play the character that she has essayed so brilliantly on screen. The restrain and range she showed as an actor while playing a girl who is troubled and battling herself in the film showed what a fantastic actor she is. When any actor does a remake of a loved film, there are expectations to match the original, if not better it. So, I realise that audience will look at our film and draw comparisons to the original as well as compare my portrayal of the protagonist vs Emily’s,” says Parineeti.
The actress adds, “There is nothing an actor in the remake can do to steer away from this conversation so the best way to approach this film for me is to embrace the fact that parallels will be drawn. Since the original film was so well received by people, I’m hoping my film will also receive equal acclaim. I’m not thinking too much about the comparisons because I want to do my best to bring this character to life for Indian audiences.”
Based on the 2015 bestseller by Paula Hawkins, the film narrates the story of a divorcee woman who gets entangled in a shocking missing person’s investigation that throws her life to the brink. Pari compliments Emily for giving her a super reference point to start her prep for the film.
“Emily’s performance is a super reference point for me. She has brought to life a character from paper and she was genius at it. I will look to try and add my own rendition to the character that people have seen and loved so much. As an actor, I have always wanted to challenge myself and enjoy the process of acting. This role gives me an opportunity to do just that and showcase my versatility even more. I hope it will be interesting for people to see how Emily and I performed the same role with our individual uniqueness,” says Pari.
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John Abraham takes up South star Ajith’s role in the Hindi remake of Vedalam
John Abraham is all set to reprise the role played by South actor Ajith in the Hindi remake of Vedalam. John will be playing the angry hero on a look out of bad guys. The original movie also starred Shruti Haasan who played the role of a lawyer. It was directed by the South cinematographer turned director Siva.
The Hindi version of Vedalam will be produced by Bhushan Kumar of T-Series. The movie will be remade for a pan India audience but director is yet to be finalised along with the entire starcast. The final script of the movie is also yet to be locked.
John Abraham is also a part of the movie Mumbai Saga which again is backed by Bhushan Kumar and directed by Sanjay Gupta. Set in the 1980s - 90s revolving around all that went into transforming Bombay into Mumbai, this gangster-drama, is an ensemble film. The film is likely to release in 2020.
Also Read: Sanjay Gupta’s directorial Mumbai Saga to be produced by Bhushan Kumar
Kareena Kapoor Khan roped in opposite Aamir Khan for Lal Singh Chaddha?
Kareena Kapoor Khan is making all the right moves as far as her career is concerned. She was the only actress who returned on movie sets within a few months of delivering her baby Taimur Ali Khan and has successfully managed to strike a work life balance and has been inspiring all the working women out there. She is currently in London shooting for Angrezi Medium while Saif Ali Khan is working on Jawaani Deewani.
It is rumoured that Kareena is set to sign a much awaited film starring Aamir Khan! Yes, that’s right. It is touted that she is being considered to play Aamir’s love interest in Lal Singh Chaddha which is a remake of Forest Gump. While nothing has been finalised yet, it is rumoured that she is meeting up with the director Advait Chandan next time she is in Mumbai.
Kareena and Aamir have come together in 3 Idiots, Talaash and their Jodi was appreciated well by the masses. It would be great if they once again pair up and impress the masses.
Kareena has wrapped up Good News and will be seen in Karan Johar’s Takht.
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Me Too: Tanushree Dutta’s case against Nana Patekar COLLAPSES as the veteran actor is given CLEAN CHIT by the Mumbai Police
Me Too movement’s first big case in India, actor Tansuhree Dutta’s harassment and molestation claims against Nana Patekar and choreographer Ganesh Acharya has collapsed as the police have given a clean chit to the veteran actor.
Me Too movement took off in 2018 in India thanks to Tanushree Dutta but police have found no concrete evidence against the accused and hence, the case has ended and Nana has been released of all accusations.
Tanushree wrote in an official statement, “The actor has been accused even in the past of bullying, intimidation and harassment by several women in the film Industry. Our witnesses have been silenced by intimidation and fake witnesses have been put forth to weaken the case. What was the rush to file a B summary report when all of my witnesses have not even recorded their statements yet??”
She further said, “I’m neither shocked nor surprised being a woman in India. This is something we all have gotten used to. I mean if rape accused Alok Nath got a clean chit and returned to movies then surely it was not going to be difficult for harassment accused Nana Patekar to get himself out as well or shall we say buy himself a clean chit to continue to bully helpless young women.”
She added, “The proof is often in the pudding and a gentle reminder to the Indian public to watch the video of my car being mercilessly attacked and broken while I and my family tried to escape from these monsters on Horn Ok Pleassss set 10 years ago. After this if you still decide to watch their movies and support then it’s your bad karma. You are corrupt people with no justice but Gods justice will rain on you someday hopefully and will avenge for all the humiliation, insult, harassment, judgement and trauma I have had to endure in the last 10+ years because of this attitude.
That is my hope, finally for a life without hope is like a candle without fire. I pray that I never have to deal with this kind of toxicity ever again in life. I’m tired of fighting alone against oppressors, bullies and a corrupt system. I have better things to do in life with my talent and skill set and I need to focus on those but please don’t take this example to mean that you will not be heard when u speak up!! Continue to expose these creeps through social media and other platforms so that in future people would think twice before troubling an innocent young girl. I still believe that I will get justice and victory will be mine!! How..only time will tell.”
Also Read: Me Too: Tanushree Dutta vs Nana Patekar case has been closed!
Parineeti Chopra to kickstart Saina Nehwal biopic in October, clarifies she is still learning how to play Badminton
Parineeti Chopra is all set for yet another interesting role in her career. After Kesari, the actress has Jabariya Jodi releasing this year. With an array of projects in the pipeline, the actress is also working hard to prep for Saina Nehwal biopic. The actress will be essaying the role of the iconic badminton player who has done India proud on so many countless occasions.
Parineeti Chopra, on Thursday, clarified that the actress has not started working on the film yet. The film will go on floor in October as she is still learning how to play Badminton. "Hi everyone, we have NOT started the shoot of #Saina yet. I am still learning how to play Badminton! We will start in October once I get better at it!! 4 MONTHS TO GO!???? #Saina @TSeries," she wrote on Twitter.
Parineeti Chopra earlier said in a statement, "Yes, I am a visual learner so the most important advice that I got from my entire training team, Amole sir and everybody was that I must watch Saina’s matches. I haven’t watched that many badminton matches and I really want to play exactly the way she plays. So, watching her matches how she drops her foot, how she uses her hand, how she uses her racket, her aggression on the court that is something that I really want to imbibe as a part of my personality, so have to watch all her matches and videos.”
Meanwhile, Parineeti Chopra will be seen in Jabariya Jodi with Sidharth Malhotra which is releasing in July 2019.
Bhushan Kumar’s T-Series is all set to receive GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title after crossing the 100 million subscribers milestone
Charting the record for emerging world’s largest YouTube channel, India’s biggest music label T-Series’ Bhushan Kumar will be felicitated with the official “GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS (trademark) certificate for achieving a milestone of 100 million subscribers on YouTube in the city tomorrow. The officials of GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS (trademark) will be presenting the accolade to Bhushan Kumar and we truly are excited for it to coming home.
T-Series emerged triumphant amongst all the other contemporaries particularly, PewDiePie and achieved the landmark record with the highest number of subscribers all across. A dominant player in the Indian entertainment industry, T-Series catapulted itself to the top slot with leading films, songs as well as singles (non-film music). Founded in January 2011, the T-Series YouTube Channel has 29 sub-channels and has the most viewed uploads.
Chairman and managing director Bhushan Kumar, who has been leading the music and film company successfully, recently took brand T-Series a notch higher with International recognition coming home. Bhushan Kumar has pinned the nation on the global map with this achievement where the whole of India takes pride. Taking over the reins of T-Series at the age of 19, Kumar with his foresight and sharp business acumen has propelled brand T-Series to an enviable position including being the world's biggest YouTube Channel with the humongous reach of 100 million subscribers. Besides India, the T-Series’ audience base spans the UK, USA, Europe, UAE, Pakistan, Bangladesh, ASEAN, Australia, New Zealand and many other countries.
From making music to licensing and publishing content across several media platforms, T-Series is the destination to a vast variety of content. One conglomerate that looks after music production, music acquisitions, movie production to marketing and distribution, Bhushan Kumar has put India on the global map by taking the label to greater heights with its resounding digital success.
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Me Too: Tanushree Dutta vs Nana Patekar case has been closed!
Known as the flag bearer of the Me Too movement, Tanushree Dutta lashed out on Nana Patekar and revealed about an incident where she accused the veteran actor of sexual harassment on the sets of the film Horn Ok Pleassss last year when she had visited India. The case, since then, has seen many repercussions. Despite the fact that the actress came out to voice about the incident almost a decade later, a police complaint was filed against Patekar. Amidst court hearings and other legal procedures now, it has been reported that the Me Too case been closed and the reason is prima facie against Nana Patekar.
As per current reports, the police have decided to close the Tanushree Dutta, Nana Patekar sexual harassment case after they failed to receive any evidence against the actor. Speaking on the case, lawyer Sujay Kantawala has been quoted in these reports wherein he has asserted that they have a closure report regarding the case. He further explained that considering that investigating agency is the police under the criminal jurisdiction, they have filed a closure report after they failed to get any evidence as per the complainant’s statement. However, he also affirmed that if the complainant wants, they can definitely challenge the closure report and pursue the case further until it reaches a logical conclusion. He also added that this will show as to how convinced she is of her case!
Speaking of the case, Tanushree Dutta continues to support many Me Too cases that came forward after she decided to speak up about it. On the other hand, after she came out and spoke about the incident, Nana Patekar clearly denied all charges. However, the actor has refrained from interacting with the media since then. He was also barred from many Bollywood films that he was a part of!
Ayushmann Khurrana claims mainstream cinema is DISCRIMINATORY
Ayushmann Khurrana is one of the most respected actors in the industry today and it is all thanks to the calculated risks he has been taking from the start of his career. Be it Vicky Donor, Shubh Mangal Saavdhan or Badhaai Ho, he has always proven to us that content is the king. He has a knack of sniffing out best scripts and it is just amazing how he far he has come just by doing some really good, honest work.
In his latest media interaction he spoke about the way industry has typecast actors and created clear demarcations between mainstream and parallel cinema. He claims that the whole thing is discriminatory as the lines are blurring now. He claims that we should move towards being anti label because it does not serve anyone’s purpose.
Ayushmann also believes that it is necessary that different opinions are encouraged and diversity is celebrated. Ayushmann will be seen in a number of interesting movies like Article 15, Bala, and Dream Girl. He had a blockbuster year with Andhadhun and Badhaai Ho doing amazing business at the box office in 2018.
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Ajay Devgn starrer Bhuj: The Pride Of India to replicate Gujarat city at Ramoji studios
It is known that Ajay Devgn will be essaying the role of squadron leader in his next film, Bhuj: The Pride of India. The movie is based on a true incident and is one of India’s most fascinating war-related stories. The film also stars Sonakshi Sinha, Rana Daggubati, Parineeti Chopra, Sanjay Dutt, Ammy Virk among others. The film will be a multi-starrer and is set in Gujarat. And the next schedule will begin in Ramoji Rao Studios in Hyderabad.
If the reports are to be believed, the makers will recreate Gujarat city at Ramoji studios in Hyderabad. A replica of Madhapar village has been recreated and it was a costly affair. Since they have to narrate the 70s story, they had to recreate some important places. The security around the set had been beefed up so that no photos and videos are leaked from the sets of the film. The plan was to shoot in Bhuj itself but security was a concern since the village was near India and Pakistan border. But, the makers do plan to shoot some important portions at actual locations too. The next schedule will begin as early as next week.
Ajay Devgn will be essaying the role of Squadron Leader Vijay Karnik, who was in charge of the Bhuj airport during the 1971 Indo-Pak war. It was Karnik and his team, with the help of 300 local women, who reconstructed the destroyed Indian Air Force airstrip at Bhuj in Gujarat, in what could be termed as India’s ‘Pearl Harbour’ moment.
Written-directed by Abhishek Dudhaiya, the film will be produced by Ginny Khanuja, Vajir Singh, Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar and Abhishek Dudhaiya.
Zarina Wahab defends husband Aditya Pancholi; accepts that he was in a RELATIONSHIP with Kangana Ranaut (Read details inside)
The Aditya Pancholi – Kangana Ranaut controversy fuelled up further when the former filed a complaint against the Queen actress for harassment! It started with Kangana accusing Aditya of rape and assault. Followed by these allegations, Aditya's wife Zarina Wahab has come out in defence of her husband and has lashed out at Kangana Ranaut! She has also clarified on the earlier statements made by Kangana about approaching her for help.
In recent reports, Zarina Wahab spoke about the allegations made by Kangana Ranaut on Zarina's husband Aditya Pancholi. Addressing the issue, Zarina said to media that one can’t be in a relationship with a man and then later accuse him of rape and assault just because that person has moved on. Zarina further added that she has known Aditya more than anyone else and that he hasn’t hid anything from her. Readers would be aware that Aditya was already married to Zarina when he was dating Kangana Ranaut.
Zarina Wahab further asserted that she was always aware of their relationship. Elaborating on the same, Zarina stated that she knew that Aditya and Kangana were in a relationship for four and half years. She also reinstated that her husband has never done anything wrong with Kangana.
Also Zarina made a reference to one of the earlier reports wherein it was being said that the actress had mentioned that she met Zarina and asked for help and that Aditya’s wife had then told her that she is like her daughter. Referring to that, Zarina firmly affirmed that she would never address Kangana as someone like her daughter because she was dating her husband.
After accusations and counter accusations in the case, it was earlier being said that the police hasn't received statements of Kangana Ranaut and her sister Rangoli Chandel on the case, a report firmly denied by Rangoli.
Priyanka Chopra Jonas is all set to launch the latest campaign of Bumble!
Priyanka Chopra Jonas set her foot in the investors industry after she turned partner, advisor and investor of the famous dating app, Bumble. This app was initially started by Whitney Wolfe Herd, who is also the co-founder of Tinder. The ladies got together on a quaint dinner when they got talking about various interests and found their love for empowering women common.
All thanks to Priyanka Chopra Jonas, India is the first country in Asia to have introduced Bumble. The app gives the ladies a chance good chance at finding a job just as it helps them find a date. Now that she is in the city since around a week, she will be launching a new campaign called #FindThemOnBumble. The launch takes place today and Priyanka is excited beyond words to introduce this new campaign to her fans.
She was recently spotted at The Sky Is Pink wrap up party where she was dancing her heart out to Bollywood’s grooviest tunes. She even took to her Instagram to share a heartfelt and emotional note for her co-stars and talked about her overall experience during the film.
Also Read: Priyanka Chopra Jonas is happy and grateful beyond belief at The Sky Is Pink wrap party!
Suhana Khan is not making her debut anytime soon
There are growing whispers of Shah Rukh Khan’s daughter Suhana’s Bollywood debut soon. It is being said that Suhana is all set to be launched into a large-screen appearance within a year by Karan Johar. However a source very close to Karan Johar totally debunks this rumour.
“Suhana’s suhana safar will start in good time. Right now neither Shah Rukh Khan & (wife) Gauri nor Karan Johar feel it to be the right time for Suahana’s launch. Her Dad has explained to her how important it is for her to get the right training before she embarks on a film career. She is doing theatre, learning the ropes…More than her Dad, Suhana is keen on getting her feet into the mud to experience life before embracing the camera,” says the source close to Karan Johar.
So would Karan Johar launch Suhana?
“Of course he’d love to. But nothing is decided as yet. Suhana may be launched by someone other than Karan if something exciting enough comes up,” says the source.
As for Shah Rukh’s son Aryan, “No plans for an acting career at all.”
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WOAH! Deepika Padukone is being paid Rs. 14 crores for ’83
Ranveer Singh has excitedly spoken out about his fourth pairing with his wife Deepika Padukone for the sports film 83 as being the first where they both don’t die at the end. The three films they’ve done together earlier, all directed by the operatic maestro Sanjay Leela Bhansali were love tragedies. In Ram Leela, Bajirao Mastani and Padmaavat both Deepika and Ranveer’s characters die at the end.
But a source close to Bhansali’s tragic trilogy wonders how much of a role Deeepika would have in 83. “The film is about the Indian cricket team led by Kapil Dev winning the 1983 World Cup in England and Wales. How much of a role Deepika can have as Kapil Dev’s wife in a plot that is not devoted to Kapil’s off-field life?” wonders the source.
Sources say after back-to-back author-backed roles in Ram Leela, Piku, Bajirao Mastani, Padmaavat and the forthcoming Chhapaak, Deepika was reluctant to step aside from centre stage to do 83.
“She was in two minds, not sure she wanted to play a non-central character,” says a source close to the producer.
So how did Deepika get convinced to finally do the role? “I think Ranveer almost convinced her, and then the zeros on the cheque did the rest,” says a source close to the producers of ’83. Apparently Deepika Padukone has been paid Rs 14 crores to agree to be part of a cricket film.
Fallout between Vashu Bhagnani & David Dhawan is a media myth, says David
This is a producer-director combination that could most comfortably be certified as the entertainment industry’s Jodi No.1. Producer Vashu Bhagnani and director David Dhawan were in collaboration for 14 years. It started with Coolie No 1 in 1995. And now 24 years later they are again collaborating over a remake of the same name. However with the sunshine comes the rain. A report suggests that Vashu and David have had a fallout, as Vashu wants his son Jackkie Bhagnani to play the lead in the Coolie No 1 remake instead of Varun Dhawan.
While Vashu Bhagnani has dismissed the report as “baseless” David Dhawan brushes of any suggestion of a rift with his long-standing creative partner. Says David, “There are absolutely no differences between us; Vashu and I have known one another for more than 25 years. We’ve always been on the same page.”
That should kill all the rumours of a rift between Vashu and David. For those who came in late, David Dhawan directed a series of films for Vashu Bhagnani. After Coolie No 1 (1995), they teamed up for Hero No 1, Gharwali Baharwali, Bade Miyan Chote Miyan, Biwi No1, Shadi No 1 and Do Not Disturb.
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Shah Rukh Khan to be the chief guest of the 10th Indian Film Festival of Melbourne
Helmed by the Victorian government, Australia, the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne is coming back in 2019 and will be taking place in the cultural city between 8th to 17th August. Honouring the festival with his presence as the chief guest of the annual celebration of Indian films will be the Indian actor and superstar, Shah Rukh Khan.
The festival in its 10 years has grown pillar to pillar and has gone from being a grassroots festival to a government supported one and an awardee of several global accolades, making it the biggest Indian Film Festival in the Southern Hemisphere. This year the festival is set to celebrate the central theme of ‘courage’, which is engraved in the inclusivity and diversity of the Indian film business.
King Khan, as he’s admirably referred to globally, will be opening the festival officially on the 8th of August, 2019 along with the other festival guests and in the company of the Premiere of Victoria and Mitu Bhowmick Lange, the director of the esteemed festival.
Shah Rukh Khan, said, “I’m honoured and delighted to accept the invitation from the Victorian government and the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne to open their festival as their chief guest. An industry of our magnitude and diversity deserves to be celebrated with great passion and fervour, which is what the festival embodies. I’m particularly pleased with the theme of the festival this year which is courage, an emotion that resonates with storytellers who really have the might to change the society and the world. I have had great memories of shooting for Chak De India in Melbourne and look forward to being back again, this time to celebrate Indian cinema”.
Director of the festival, Mitu Bhowmick Lange said, “We are so elated with the news of Mr. Khan joining us to be our chief guest. He’s truly an icon of Indian cinema internationally, a person millions and millions follow and look upto. The Indian Film Festival of Melbourne has always strived to bring the best Indian cinema here in Melbourne and bridge a gap between the fans and the actors whom people love and admire. We are looking forward to hosting Mr. Khan in Melbourne.”
Shahid and Mira Kapoor turn Yoga entrepreneurs, join Jennifer Lopez & Alex Rodriguez
Bollywood heartthrob and fitness icon Shahid Kapoor, and his wellness enthusiast wife, Mira Kapoor, are the latest megawatt names to invest in SARVA, the Indian yoga and wellness startup that’s making headlines for its hallowed list of backers. Shahid and Mira join Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez to make yoga-based wellness a part of the modern lifestyle, to combat global epidemics like stress, anxiety, depression, sleeplessness, and obesity. The illustrious list of global investors boasts of names like Malaika Arora, Zumba®, David Giampaolo (Chairman of the company and Chief Executive Pi Capital), Mark Mastrov (Founder, 24 Hour Fitness Worldwide, Inc.), Bill Roedy (Former Chairman & CEO, MTV Networks Int'l), amongst others.
One of the fittest celebrities in the world, Shahid’s personal fitness regimen has long been an inspiration
to many while Mira is a proponent of mindful living and organic practices. Being passionate believers of
holistic living, the couple’s personal philosophy of leading a healthy lifestyle resonated with SARVA’s vision of building a global community of physically, mentally and emotionally fit individuals, resulting in this investment. The power couple’s backing of SARVA comes at a time when the global wellness market is pegged at $4.2 trillion, the fitness, mind, and body segment accounts for $595 billion, and the global yoga market constitutes $80 billion, thus opening limitless possibilities for SARVA to organize the yoga and mindfulness space, both in India and the rest of the world.
The brainchild of yogi turned entrepreneur, Sarvesh Shashi, SARVA aims to have 500 state-of-the-art brick and mortar studios by 2022. The brand’s recent announcement of a strategic partnership with OYO Townhouses is a step in this direction. The promising yoga and wellness startup is also betting big on its soon to be launched bouquet of digital offerings in the mindfulness music, guided meditation, and interactive fitness space. With this illustrious list of people having a collective reach of over 350 million digital followers globally in 177 countries, SARVA aims to build a community of over 100 million on its digital platform by 2022.
Talking about his investment in SARVA, Shahid Kapoor said, “My personal journey with fitness and wellness began over 2 decades ago when I was a fresh-faced teenager. Over the years, I’ve witnessed the
benefits of fitness and holistic living first-hand so when I met Sarvesh, we could instantly connect to his vision for SARVA. Today, stress, anxiety, depression, sleeplessness, and obesity are real challenges that so many individuals are grappling with. Through SARVA, Mira and I want to actively work towards improving the quality of life of people who need an intervention.”
Talking about her foray into the world of investment, the beautiful and charming Mira Kapoor said, “I have always believed in conscious living through food, lifestyle and wellness. Whether it’s being mindful about what one eats, the kind of exercise the body needs through the different phases in one’s life, or the thoughts we manifest, the mind-body-soul connection is key. For the last few years, I’d been toying with the idea of backing ideas and ventures which I felt strongly passionate about. With Sarvesh, what started as a casual meet-up, orchestrated through a dear friend, quickly turned into a conversation of how we could jointly spread the message of yoga-based wellness to everybody. Goes without saying, Sarvesh’s inherent passion for this movement and commitment to making a difference was responsible for getting Shahid and me on-board. We believe SARVA will take yoga to the next level and this is our contribution to the dream of helping everybody lead a healthier life!”
Commenting on this crucial development, Sarvesh Shashi, CEO and Co-Founder, SARVA, said, “We welcome both Shahid and Mira to our extended SARVA family. A wellness ecosystem built on the authentic foundations of Yoga, SARVA is uniquely placed to drive a cultural change in making yoga-based wellness a part of modern lifestyle. At SARVA, each of us lives by the principle of ‘More life per breath’ and we want to induct more individuals into our community of mindful and holistic wellness, especially the 600 million people in India living under the age group of 35. Shahid and Mira’s support is a testament of their faith in our vision and this association will help us take SARVA to the next phase of growth.”
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Hrithik Roshan’s sister Sunaina Roshan has been CALLING & APOLOGIZING to Kangana Ranaut, claims Rangoli Chandel
Hrithik Roshan’s sister Sunaina Roshan is going through a troubled time lately. After bashing the reports claiming that she is bipolar and is having mental issues, she also claimed that she has been getting no support from her parents and it is just sad. Kangana Ranaut who was caught up in a web of controversy with Hrithik Roshan is apparently linked to Sunaina as well.
Rangoli Chandel, Kangana’s sister, recently revealed this on Twitter. She wrote, “Hrithik Roshan’s sister Sunaina Roshan has been calling and messaging Kangana and me only to apologise that she didn’t stand up for her when Hrithik framed her as they were friends. When Kangana & Hrithik were close, when Hrithik found out he & his PR tried to prove her a bipolar on a nervous breakdown, poor lady was so hassled with all the public shaming and blaming, day before it was all over the media.”
Hrithik Roshan is mum over this controversy concerning his sister. Hrithik had shared a picture with Sunaina recently and applauded her efforts for losing a lot of weight and adapting a healthy lifestyle. He also had supported her with her divorce. Exact reason for things to have gone downhill for her is yet to be known. Sunaina however requested some space from media because she said she does not want to disclose sensitive information concerning her family.
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Dabangg 3: Salman Khan ropes in this starlet for a special DANCE number
Salman Khan has just released Bharat on Eid, which has made record breaking business already! Meanwhile, Khan has his eyes on his next big film already and we can’t keep calm. He has already shot considerable amount of portions of Dabangg 3 and will very soon wrap this project up. According to the latest buzz, along with Mouni Roy, Salman has roped in another actress for a special item number and it is none other than the LoveYatri actress, Warina Hussain.
Warina and Salman have already shot for this special item number and had a lot of fun shooting the same. The song was shot at Mehboob Studios where the sets of modernized dhaba were created. The track was choreographed by Vaibhavi Merchant and composed by Sajid-Wajid and sung by Kamaal Khan. The shooting was completed in four days. In this song, Salman tries to woo Warina.
Earlier, news had come that Mouni Roy has been roped in to do 'Munni Badnaam Hai' reprised version. The song was supposed to be on the lines of the famous ‘Munni Badnaam’ track and it was going to feature Mouni doing some super sexy moves along with Salman who will do his classic hook step.
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Sooryavanshi: Akshay Kumar – Katrina Kaif all set to shoot romantic and action scenes at Hyderabad (Inside deets out)
Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif are all set to shoot for the main portions of Rohit Shetty’s cop drama Sooryavanshi today. They will be starting the shoot at the Ramoji Film City starting from today. This is set to be the longest shoot schedule and lot of significant portions will be shot here. While Akki and Kat have shot together for a bit back in Mumbai, this is a full fledged schedule where all their romantic portions will be shot.
While the Sooryavanshi team impressed us with their super sensational action BTS videos in Thailand, fans should be prepared for more such dope coming Hyderabad because elaborate sets have been erected! After completing the Hyderabad schedule, Rohit Shetty will go to Bulgaria to host Khatron Ke Khiladi’s last season.
After Hyderabad, Sooryavanshi’s last schedule is set in Shetty’s favourite place, Goa. There, other actors Gulshan Grover, Abhimanyu Singh and Nikitin Dheer are set to join in. It is yet a secret when Ranveer Singh and Ajay Devgn’s cameos will be shot.
Also Read: Salman Khan announces the NEW release date of Rohit Shetty’s SOORYAVANSHI in the most heart-warming way!
BREAKING: Is Rohit Shetty hinting that Dabangg’s Chulbul Pandey aka Salman Khan will join Singham, Simmba, Sooryavanshi in the cop universe?
Since a couple of weeks, there have been talks that Akshay Kumar-starrer Sooryavanshi, scheduled for release on Eid, will either postpone or prepone. The chances of the release getting advanced seemed more as the film is directed by hit machine Rohit Shetty, who is known to wrap up his films quickly. The shoot of Sooryavanshi is already underway and is expected to finish soon. As a result, trade and industry predicted that Sooryavanshi producers won’t wait till Eid 2020, expected to fall on May 23, for the film to release. Instead it’ll release much earlier in the beginning of next year.
And as expected, today the much awaited announcement was made in this regard. The release date of Sooryavanshi has been preponed to March 27, 2020. The way this news was put out was quite surprising though. It was superstar Salman Khan who broke the news on his social media accounts. He posted a heart-warming picture of him and Rohit Shetty together with the caption suggesting brotherly love between the two. This was followed by the new release date of the film. This image has a lot of significance since Sooryavanshi was initially supposed to clash with Salman Khan-starrer Inshallah. The camaraderie between the two indicated that there are no hard feelings and the change of release date of Sooryavanshi was done amicably.
Sometime later, director Rohit Shetty also posted this picture on his Instagram handle. The caption however raised lot of eyebrows. It reads ‘You can Compete with the World but Not with your Family...See you soon Chulbul Pandey!!!’ and this was followed by a wink! This layered comment left netizens and trade in a tizzy. It gave rise to the speculations once again whether the much-needed collaboration of Salman Khan and Rohit Shetty is finally taking place in the near future!
And since a few weeks, there have been speculations that both are going to work together. In the last Rohit Shetty film, Simmba, audiences got a pleasant surprise when Akshay Kumar was shown at the end and he was introduced as Sooryavanshi. Simmba was already special as they had linked the film with Singham. With the addition of Sooryavanshi, it created a cop universe and also one of the biggest franchises of Indian Cinema. Chulbul Pandey, meanwhile, is the character of a badass and adorable cop played by Salman Khan in the Dabangg series. And since he’s a police inspector, its addition in the cop universe seems quite logical and also possible. Hence, don’t be surprised if Chulbul Pandey makes a dashing entry in the last scene of Sooryavanshi!
The super success of Avengers: Endgame and Marvel Cinematic Universe has shown how franchises, if successful, can run riot at the box office. The cop universe hence is a step in the right direction and needless to say, if Rohit Shetty and Salman Khan are indeed teaming up, then it’ll surely the best thing to happen to Bollywood in recent times. After all, Salman Khan is arguably the biggest superstar of Bollywood and no one understands the pulse of the audiences’ pan-India as Rohit Shetty. Hence, Salman-Rohit cop flick can surely create loads of hungama at the box office and we surely can’t wait!
Also Read: BREAKING: Salman Khan announces the NEW release date of Rohit Shetty’s SOORYAVANSHI in the most heart-warming way!
Amitabh Bachchan clears off loans of over 2000 farmers from Bihar
Amitabh Bachchan is a true blue good Samaritan as he recently paid off loans of over 2000 farmers from the state of Bihar. He even took to his blog after this benevolent act as he announced it. He said, “A promise made done... the farmers from Bihar that had outstanding loans, picked 2100 of them and paid off their amount with a OTS (One Time Settlement) with the Bank called some of them over to Janak and personally gave it to them at the hands of Shweta and Abhishek.”
He even wrote, “There is the gift of those that suffer from the inability to pay back the loans. They be now from the state of Bihar". He uses the platform of Twitter and his blog to reach out to his fans. He even indulges in a lot of communication through social media and his blog.
Amitabh also wrote about helping out Pulwama victims in his blog. He has written, “To the family and wives of the brave hearts that sacrificed their lives for the country, at Pulwama, a small gesture of financial aid .. true ‘shaheeds'.”
Amitabh Bachchan will be seen in Brahmastra with Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt. His last film Badla was a sleeper hit.
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Gully Boy actor Vijay Varma bags his first international project, to star in Mira Nair's A Suitable Boy
The FTII graduate, actor Vijay Varma after delivering an impeccable performance in the super hit film Gully Boy, is now all set to go international with his first ever major western production. The Indo-American writer and director Mira Nair, who has given some of the landmark films, has now roped in Vijay for her next, A Suitable Boy which is an adaptation of Vikram Seth's much-acclaimed novel with the same name for BBC World. Mira has earlier adapted several books into films including The Namesake and The Reluctant Fundamentalist.
In the series, Vijay will be seen playing the character of Rasheed, a student at Brahmpur University and an Arabic teacher. Recently, during an interview, Mira Nair confirmed on the casting including Vijay Varma being roped into the cast. To play his part Vijay has already started his research work with reading the book.
The story of A Suitable Boy is set in the time after Independence revolving around four families. The novel is divided into 19 parts, each part focussing on different subplots. The shooting of the series is set to begin in September this year. The other casts include Tabu, Randeep Hooda, Shefali Shah, Rasika Dugal, Vijay Raaz, Vivan Shah amongst many others.
Vijay said, “I am elated to be a part of a Mira Nair project. I’ve been the biggest admirer of her work and cannot wait to make this illustrious story come alive. During the process of screen tests, I read a few parts but it was the character of Rasheed that really attracted me as an actor and I was drawn to it. I’m glad that this project came my way and I’m looking forward to be working with a stellar team”.
After Amitabh Bachchan, Adnan Sami's Twitter account gets hacked and his timeline gets flooded with pro- Pakistan tweets
A day after Amitabh Bachchan, singer Adnan Sami became a target of the hackers. His Twitter was hacked by the same Turkish hackers group, Ayyildiz Tim, Turkish Cyber Army and flooded his timeline with pro-Pakistan tweets. The hackers changed the profile picture to Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan and also the bio of the singer.
The hackers wrote a tweet that read, "Whoever shows the courage to betrayal our brother country Pakistan know that you will see Pakistan's prime ministers photo and pakistan flag as profile picture. Ayyildiz tim @ImranKhanPTI." The hackers also shared photos of Pakistan and Turkish flags with a tweet saying, "We would be happy to visit our brother country Pakistan and have a cup of tea with your esteemed Prime Minister. This will be a great opportunity to visit your country and meet our brothers."
A video was also shared on his timeline which showed a video Adnan Sami speaking against Pakistan. "Dear Pak trolls, It's not about ur egos being given a reality check today; its about eliminating terrorists who u 'claim' r also ur enimies! Ur Ostrich mentality is laughable. Btw, ur abuses expose ur reality & therefore d only difference between u & a bucket of shit is the bucket!," read the tweet in the video.
But, within an hour of hacking, all the tweets and video were deleted. The hackers group had targeted Shahid Kapoor and Anupam Kher too.
BREAKING: Salman Khan announces the NEW release date of Rohit Shetty’s SOORYAVANSHI in the most heart-warming way!
With the rumours of Salman Khan and Alia Bhatt starrer Inshallah clashing with Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif’s Sooryavanshi, Salman Khan has finally put the dilemma to rest. In an exclusive interview with Bollywood Hungama, director Rohit Shetty had said that there is a lot of time for the movies to release and hence it was a topic for a later discussion. Both the films star some of the biggest celebs in the industry and are being directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Rohit Shetty respectively. These two maestros clashing at the box office would have been the one to go down in history.
While we’re all aware that Salman Khan usually releases his films during Eid, it was quite a buzzing topic since the past few after the clash of Inshallah and Sooryavanshi was announced. However, Salman Khan decided to take to his Twitter to announce the new release date of Sooryavanshi along with an adorable picture with Rohit Shetty. Turns out, team Sooryavanshi has preponed their release from Eid 2020 to March 27, 2020. He tweeted, “I always thought of him as my younger brother and today he proves it... #RohitShetty Sooryavanshi releasing on 27th March, 2020.”
Take a look at the tweet.
Alia Bhatt and Salman Khan took to their social media to announce the release date of Inshallah a few days ago. This is the first time that the fans will get to see Alia and Salman share the screen space together and they are thrilled beyond words.
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Akshay Kumar’s stunts in Sooryavanshi ups the Singham ante
The two most daring self-made action heroes of Bollywood are undoubtedly Ajay Devgn and Akshay Kumar. It, therefore, comes as no surprise to know that Akshay Kumar has decided to take the action in his forthcoming khaki actioner, Sooryavanshi a level above what Ajay Devgn has achieved in the same director Rohit Shetty’s Singham.
Says a source, “Akshay had a series of meetings with Rohit Shetty about the action. The only way it made sense to do one more cops franchise under Shetty’s direction was to give the audience the kind of action they had not seen before.”
Since comparisons with Singham are inevitable, Akshay will be attempting the kind of stunts that the audience has not seen Ajay Devgn do in the Singham franchise, or Ranveer Singh in Simmba.
“It isn’t an attempt to be one-up .It’s just to keep Rohit Shetty’s cop universe updated and on its toe,” says a source in the know.
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COOLIE NO 1: Varun Dhawan LAUGHS OFF the rumours of CST station to be created in London
Varun Dhawan is busy jet setting as he is shooting for Remo D’souza’s Street Dancer 3D with his ABCD 2 co star Shraddha Kapoor. After he finishes this film, he will jump straight to David Dhawan’s directorial Coolie No 1 with Sara Ali Khan.
This is an adaptation of Dhawan’s 90s classic and we will see Varun and Sara’s fresh pairing for the first time. There is still no concrete news about where the movie will be set: Dubai or London but there were rumours that since Varun is playing a Coolie, a replica of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus will be erected in London but this is said to be untrue.
Varun took to Twitter to clarify this and claimed that no such thing is happening. He wrote, “Not true. But this actually made me laugh. Thank you for the humour.”
While sources claim that the movie could be shot in London or Thailand, there are also reports stating that the adaptation will be filmed in Mumbai itself. Currently, Varun has Street Dancer 3D, Coolie No 1 in his kitty. His last release was Kalank which tanked at the box office.
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Baaghi 3: Riteish Deshmukh roped in to play an IMPORTANT role in the Tiger Shroff starrer (details revealed)
Producer Sajid Nadiadwala has roped in Riteish Deshmukh to play a very important role in Baaghi 3 and we are totally excited for the same. According to the sources, he will play Tiger Shroff’s brother in the movie and we will get to see a lot of bromance between the two male leads.
Riteish and Sajid’s association is old. They have worked together in Housefull series, Marathi film Lai Bhaari and Heyy Baby. So, it was just like two old friends getting together. The Ahmed Khan directorial is currently in its pre production stage and recce is underway in Tbilisi, Georgia.
Sajid Nadiadwala confirms, “Riteish has always been a part of my Housefull franchise and now joins the Baaghi clan as well. Baaghi 3 will be my sixth film with him after Heyy Babyy and four instalments of Housefull. We share a great relationship and it was a pleasure writing Lai Bhaari (Riteish’s 2014 Marathi action-drama) for him.”
Baaghi 3 will go on the floors in August and is expected to break box office records, a precedent set by its prequels. Riteish has currently wrapped up Marjavaan with Sidharth Malhotra. He will also be seen in Housefull 4 in a cameo role.
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Salman Khan ropes in EX-COUPLES for Nach Baliye 9, Raveena Tandon to be the judge
Salman Khan is all set to flag off the ninth season of Nach Baliye and well, his production house has roped in Raveena Tandon in the hot seat of judge. The biggest attraction this season is that the makers are bringing in ex couples on the show and it is totes exciting to see how their chemistry unfurls. There will be much needed DRAMA on the show this time around and we are super enthused!
Sunil Grover and Jennifer Winget have turned hosts for the show. Things will only get better with this amazing start. Salman, along with Nach Baliye, is also producing another TV show on life of Gama Pehalwan and another one on the Mumbai Police. He is currently producing The Kapil Sharma Show too.
Salman has redeemed his position at the box office by breaking all records with Bharat and he will soon finish Dabangg 3. He will then move on to Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Inshallah starring Alia Bhatt.
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Roy Kapur Films wrap up Priyanka Chopra - Farhan Akhtar's The Sky Is Pink and Yeh Ballet
Siddharth Roy Kapur’s production company Roy Kapur Films has lots to celebrate this week with two film wrapping within days of each other! The first film to complete its shoot schedule is the Priyanka Chopra and Farhan Akhtar starrer tentatively titled The Sky is Pink that has been shot across London, Delhi, Mumbai and the Andamans over the past few months.
Priyanka Chopra arrived in Mumbai earlier this week to shoot a lavish dance song composed by Pritam, written by Gulzar Saab and choreographed by Caesar. The shoot took place at a suburban studio over 3 days. It is a marriage song with a twist and the shooting will be wrapped up tonight. The film is set for a pre-Diwali, October 11th release and the buzz is high!
The second film to wrap up with a bang is the dance film titled Yeh Ballet. It is directed and written by the national award-winning veteran Sooni Taraporevala and is inspired from the true life of Mumbai’s first Ballet Boys! It has been picked up by Netflix for its first slate of Indian film productions and will stream on the platform later this year!
Udham Singh biopic: Vicky Kaushal to shoot for a ROMANTIC number in Shimla (all details out)
Vicky Kaushal is all set and raring to go with his career. After having a successful inning in 2018, there is no looking back for him. Vicky is currently shooting for the Udham Singh biopic, titled Sardar Udham Singh and he is all set to shoot for a romantic number in Shimla. The actor will leave for Shimla next week.
It is touted that the song will show heart break, love loss and all the similar intense emotions which will take the story forward and add layers to his character. The makers have not yet finalised an actress opposite Vicky but will do so in the next few days.
Vicky has finished shooting for BHOOT — Part One: The Haunted Ship which is a first horror franchise by the Dharma Production. He will be seen in Karan’s Takht along with Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt, Bhumi Pednekar, and Janhvi Kapoor. He currently has a lot of scripts to choose from and he is making the most of it.
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Esha Deol gives birth to a baby girl Miraya Takhtani, announces with a cute Insta post
Esha Deol has delivered a bonny baby girl on June 10th, Monday and put out an Instagram post announcing the same. She has named her baby Miraya. Her post read, “Thank you very much for the love & blessings @bharattakhtani3 #radhyatakhtani #mirayatakhtani.” She had put out her baby shower pictures recently too.
In fact in an interview she had said that Radhya has been very excited to welcome her sibling. She said that Radhya comes and kisses her belly and says hi to baby. A few days earlier, she had posted a cute picture of Radhya on couch which embroidered with, “I am being promoted to big sister.”
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Esha was last seen in Cakewalk.
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