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BREAKING: Ramesh Taurani’s daughter Sneha Taurani’s directorial debut to star Vicky Kaushal’s brother Sunny Kaushal and South actress Rukshar Dhillon

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In January 2018, it was reported that the daughter of Race 3 producer Ramesh Taurani is keen on entering Bollywood, albeit behind the camera. It was being said that she will be making her directorial debut with a dance film but there has been no update on that front since then. Now, a year later, the news has resurfaced and sources have it that a leading man and female lead too has been roped in for the film – Sunny Kaushal, brother of Vicky Kaushal and South actress Rukshar Dhillon. Well, we all know that Vicky Kaushal is on a career high and his first release of 2019, Uri, too is doing quite well in theatres currently. Now, it seems that his brother Sunny Kaushal too is planning to follow his footsteps. And he has bagged his third project as this film which has bhangra as its core theme. For the uninitiated, Sunny was last seen in a pivotal role in the Akshay Kumar starrer hockey biopic, Gold. On the other hand, this untitled venture will mark the debut of Rukshar Dhillon in Bollywo..
                 

Sanjay Leela Bhansali – T-Series to produce film featuring Mezan and Sharmin; to release in 2019

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Last year we had reported that Sanjay Leela Bhansali would soon be launching Bela Sehgal’s daughter Sharmin. Later we had also told you that joining Sharmin in the film would be none other than Jaaved Jaffrey’s son Mezan. Well, now we hear that Sanjay Leela Bhansali and T-Series have joined hands to produce the film. Though details of the film are currently unknown, we hear that the untitled venture has already been shot. Commenting on the same a source close to the project adds, “Bhansali sir is keeping the card close to his chest and releasing very few details of the venture. But, yes Sanjay Leela Bhansali and T-Series are jointly producing this film.” Interestingly, given Bhansali’s flare for grandeur and the patent chartbusting music from T-Series, it will certainly be worth the wait to see what the final product this venture turns out to be. But if that wasn’t all, the source also tells us that despite the title of the film currently being unknown the makers are planning on a rel..
                 

Disha Patani and Aditya Roy Kapur to come together for the first time and it is for a Mohit Suri film

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He got known as the Aashiqui hero, courtesy Mohit Suri. The latter recreated the Aashiqui moments yet again in the sequel to the film with Aditya Roy Kapur and Shraddha Kapoor. The couple’s chemistry became quite famous and now yet again we will have the Kapur boy playing the lead in a Mohit Suri film. And this time, he will be paired opposite Disha Patani. Marking the return of the Mohit Suri – Aditya Roy Kapur Jodi, we hear that a revenge thriller is being planned. Disha Patani, who gained fame with M S Dhoni and Baaghi 2, is expected to be playing the female lead. The duo is supposed to come together for the first time but details of their role are currently being kept under wraps. The film is expected to go on floors soon in Goa. A source close to the development confirmed the same saying, “Mohit Suri was keen on reuniting with Aditya Roy Kapur and thought that this would be a good script. He has also got Disha Patani on board. He seems to be quite impressed with the actress’ work..
                 

BREAKING: Farah Khan is all set to launch former beauty queen Manushi Chillar in Bollywood

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After launching actresses like Deepika Padukone, choreographer turned filmmaker Farah Khan is now on a hunt for another new face. And her hunt has ended on Manushi Chillar. The model, who is a doctor by profession, made India proud by winning the Miss World in 2017. And now it seems that she is also keen on entering the Bollywood industry. Well, it wouldn’t be a surprise, considering that many beauty queens have chosen the Indian entertainment industry after their much successful win globally. Whether it is Aishwarya Rai Bachchan or Priyanka Chopra Jonas, we all know the kind of mark the two actresses have made in India and globally. It seems that Manushi Chillar is planning to join their league. Also it comes as a surprise to many since the former beauty queen has always maintained that she loves her profession – medicine. Coming to the film that will be her debut, sources claim that it will be a biopic. It will be an interesting venture for Farah who hasn’t tapped into this genre be..
                 

Sonu Walia files complaint against car dealers for forged documents

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Celebrities love their cars, and more often than not swap out an older model for a newer swankier one. Well in the case of Sonu Walia, it seems to have backfired when she went to acquire a new set of wheels with a beast of an engine. Apparently, Walia shelled out a whopping Rs. 20 lakhs for a BMW car with a 3000 cc engine, however when the vehicle was inspected by the official BMW service centre, it turned out to be a 2000 cc engine that retails for a massive Rs. 10 lakhs less. Following this Walia has filed a complaint against the car dealership for forging documents. The case so far is that, Walia procured a swanky second hand 2012 BMW that boasted of 2993 cc engine. Unfortunately when the BMW service station inspected the car after it was sent to them to check the brakes and general service, it turned out to be a 1995 cc variant that was sold on forged documents. The former Bollywood actress had also asserted in reports that she had verified and checked documents at the time of pur..
                 

Mark Ruffalo starrer Begin Again to get a Bollywood version and it will be directed by Shashanka Gosh of Veere Di Wedding fame

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Amidst the plethora of remakes, the new one to join the list is Begin Again [2014]. The Hollywood musical drama features an envious cast of Mark Ruffalo, Keira Knightley and popular musician, Adam Levine and it is directed by John Carney. However, when it comes to the Bollywood remake, it will be directed by Shashanka Ghosh who has directed Khoobsurat and Veere Di Wedding in the past. While the cast is yet to be locked, the remake will be produced by Bhushan Kumar’s T-Series and Vikram Malhotra-led Abundantia Entertainment. With Shashanka on board, the scripting for the Hindi adaptation is presently underway with Arshad Syed as the writer. Sources close to the development state that Shashanka and Arshad are working on an interesting premise that would suitably adapt the story for the Indian audience, while retaining the essence of the original. Speaking about his new directorial venture, Shashanka revealed, "We want to tell a story about the world of music and fresh voices in sound on..
                 

Marriage on cards for Farhan Akhtar this year?

2 days ago  
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That singer-actor-director Farhan Akhtar is completely smitten by the new love of his life, Shibani Dandekar is for everyone to see on social media. Close friends reveal that Farhan intends to legalize his relationship in 2019. Says a friend of Farhan, “He most definitely wants to take their relationship to the next level. Farhan has always been a family man. Even now after divorce, he looks out for his first wife Adhuna, and there’s no animosity between them regarding Farhan’s new love interest. On the contrary, Adhuna is happy for Farhan as she too has found love after divorce. So there’s really no problem in Farhan getting married.” A very close family member adds, “Farhan hasn’t discussed his love life with us. But as far as we’re concerned, we’re most happy to extend out support to whatever professional or personal decision he takes.” The family member adds that Shibani has begun attending family functions. “Marriage is likely to happen sooner than later. Farhan’s daughters have ..
                 

After Sundance Film Festival, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Sanya Malhotra starrer Photograph will premiere at Berlinale 2019

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Ritesh Batra's upcoming directorial Photograph starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Sanya Malhotra is all set to hit screens in India on March 8, 2019. The award-winning director's next film will have its World Premiere at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival 2019 taking place from January 23 to February 2. Not only that, the film will have its European Premiere at the Berlin Film Festival 2019 running from Feb 7 through 17. Nawazuddin Siddiqui shared a glimpse from the film to announce the Berlinale 2019 premiere date. He wrote, “Super Excited to inform you all that after being officially selected at the prestigious #SundanceFilmFestival2019. My film #photograph will also be screened at the #berlinale2019. Thank You @riteshbatra for doing this wonder & @sanyamalhotra_ for being a wonderful part of this.” After the much acclaimed Lunchbox, Ritesh Batra is all set to present Photograph which is set in Dharavi, Mumbai. The film will mark Ritesh Batra's second collaboration with the ta..
                 

Katrina Kaif to play the leading lady in Akshay Kumar - Rohit Shetty film Sooryavanshi?

2 days ago  
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Rohit Shetty is super excited to create his own universe of sorts along with his favourite superheroes – Cops! Taking the franchise of cop drama to the next level, Rohit announced yet another film that is dedicated to the police force – Sooryavanshi. For the first time ever, he will be working with superstar Akshay Kumar in this film. However, there have been no details on the actress who will be playing the leading lady in the film. Latest speculation is that Katrina Kaif has come on board for the same. Readers would be aware that Katrina Kaif and Akshay Kumar have done over seven films together including Namastey London, Singh Is Kingg and Welcome. Reports have it that the makers are keen on bringing back this Jodi because they have shared a great chemistry in the past. Also, they believe that the novelty factor will be retained between them even though they have starred opposite each other because they will share screen space after a long time. However, an official announcement nee..
                 

Sonakshi Sinha, Varun Sharma and others come together for slice-of-life drama and here are the details

2 days ago  
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Bhushan Kumar and Mahaveer Jain have joined hands with director turned producer Mrighdeep Singh Lamba for a slice of life entertainer. This yet to be titled film brings together several talented performers and leading the pack of this ensemble cast is Sonakshi Sinha. The film also stars Varun Sharma, Annu Kapoor, Kulbhushan Kharbanda and Nadira Babbar in pivotal roles. The cast is expected to start shooting for the film in Punjab from January 25. In fact, they are said to have started prepping up for the same and are finalizing their looks for the film. Directed by debutant filmmaker Shilpi Dasgupta, the film is written by Gautam Mehra. Based in Hoshiyarpur (Punjab), Sonkashi plays a happy-go-lucky Punjabi girl who adores her family and will go to any lengths to see them happy even if it means not living her dreams. Speaking about her role and the film, Sonakshi said, “I am extremely happy to be part of this film which is so close to the world around us. To step into the shoes of a sm..
                 

Dabangg 3: After Prakash Raj, another South actor to play antagonist in the Salman Khan film and it is none other than Makkhi fame Sudeep

3 days ago  
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While Sudeep has been one of the biggest actors of the Sandalwood industry aka the Kannada film industry, he became quite popular in Hindi after his film Makkhi [dubbed version of Eega] became quite successful. The actor will now play a pivotal in a full-fledged Bollywood film and guess what? He will share screen space with superstar Salman Khan in the latter’s most successful franchise Dabangg in its third instalment Dabangg 3. Not too long ago, we had reported that Dabangg 3 is all set to go on floor soon once Salman Khan wraps up his Eid 2019 release Bharat. Reportedly, the third instalment of this Chulbul Pandey cop drama is expected to kick off in April. As for the franchise, the film will retain its leads including female lead Sonakshi Sinha. However, this triquel will be directed by Prabhu Deva unlike the other two films which were directed by Abhinav Kashyap and Arbaaz Khan respectively. If reports are to be believed, Sudeep has already been approached for the role and the Kan..
                 

Will Karan Johar’s chat show Koffee With Karan be axed after the Hardik furore?

3 days ago  
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With strong disciplinary action being taken against cricketer Hardik Pandya for his deeply sexist comments it looks like the axe may also fall on Karan Johar’s talk show Koffee With Karan. Sources close to Star Plus, the channel that hosts the popular show, “are considering their options considering the uproar over the content.” Many in the know feel that Karan Johar as the show’s architect and helmer should have exercised more control during the editing. A prominent filmmaker who has so far desisted from going on Karan’s show says the onus of propriety in the presentation lies with the producer. “It is your show. You have complete control over what goes into it. If an invitee loses control over his mouth, you as the show’s anchor and producer know where to draw the line.” Sources say Hardik Pandya could very well prove to be Karan’s show’s waterloo. Quips an actress who confesses Karan “seduces” guests into saying things they wouldn’t otherwise. “Ab Koffee with Karan qafi (enough) wi..
                 

Deepika Padukone has laid down some STRICT conditions for Ranveer Singh post marriage (Read on)

3 days ago  
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Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh are a dream couple and that is established by now. Since their surreal wedding in Lake Como they have been on a seventh heaven. Post their wedding and many ceremonies, Ranveer came out with Simmba which is still ruling the box office. The film catapulted Ranveer’s career to a new high and things are looking fabulous after Gully Boy trailer was released a few weeks ago. While Ranveer is going all out with his interaction with media, he has speaking a lot about his movies and of course his wife Deepika Padukone. He kept mum for years while they were dating because they were not speaking about their relationship but now that he is married, he has a lot to share about DP and his married life. In his interview with the Filmfare editor for Famously Filmfare show, he revealed that his wifey actually has conditions for him post marriage like any other partner and has banned Ranveer from doing these things: staying out of the house till too late, leave the ho..
                 

Alia Bhatt upset with CBFC for delaying Soni Razdan's film No Fathers in Kashmir

3 days ago  
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More and more celebrities are pouring in their support for Oscar Nominated director Ashvin Kumar’s No Fathers In Kashmir. After a barrage of social media support from filmmakers, actors and other personalities including Shashi Tharoor, Swara Bhasker, now actress Alia Bhatt has taken of social media to express her support along with a plea to the CBFC for her mother’s film. She tweeted, “Was soo looking forward to mom's @nofathers_movie  #nofathersinkashmir!! @Soni_Razdan @ashvinkumar & team worked super hard for this honest teens love story in Kashmir. Really hope the CBFC would #lifttheban. It’s a film about empathy & compassion..let’s give love a chance.” No Fathers In Kashmir has been in a censor trouble for the last almost 6 months after its application in July and it’s first viewing which happened only in October. Both the CBFC and the apex body FCAT have heard the case and maintained to give the film an A certificate. The film is a love story of two 16 year olds set agai..
                 

Amitabh Bachchan to share screen space with the Sairat couple in Jhund (Details leaked!)

3 days ago  
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Nagraj Manjule created a revolution with his movie Sairat which later got remade into Dhadak! Post Sairat, he is now making a movie called Jhund which stars Amitabh Bachchan in the lead role. The shooting is already underway in Nagpur and guess who Amitabh's co-stars are in this sports drama? Manjule has roped in his star pair Akash Thosar and Rinku Rajguru from Sairat for his ambitious next. The young actors are set to work with the Shahenshah himself and they can't help but be over the moon. While Amitabh is playing a sports coach, Akash and Rinku are his students. They are players leading opposite teams and are not paired romantically, unlike Sairat. Buzz is that Rinku and Akash's characters are naturally talented players from slums who get selected by Amitabh to play. First schedule of the movie has already started and we can't wait to see the first rushes of this film. Nagraj is known for depicting reality of rural areas and has highlighted the issues pertaining to people living ..
                 

Salman Khan - Katrina Kaif starrer Bharat teaser to be out soon

4 days ago  
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Salman Khan's upcoming film Bharat is undoubtedly one of the most anticipated movies of 2019. Producer Atul Agnihotri announced that the teaser of the film Bharat is on its way to release.  Atul Agnihotri took to his official Twitter handle and shared the news that the teaser will be out soon and that they have received the certificate from the CBFC. The producer tweeted, "Countdown begins @bharat_thefilm #Teaser ????" Team Bharat is currently shooting the last schedule in Film City, Mumbai and now the producer shared the countdown video which has raised the excitement amongst the fans. With the waving flag, the video has piqued the interest of the audience to witness the teaser. The team has been actively sharing behind the scenes pictures and glimpses from the sets of the film that has left the audience in awe and asking for more. Bharat team has shot across enticing locations earlier at Malta, Abu Dhabi, Mumbai and now in Punajb. Bharat is Zafar's third collaboration with Salman af..
                 

Madhuri Dixit Nene and Saiyami Kher come together for Ayushmann Khurrana’s wife Tahira Kashyap’s directorial debut

5 days ago  
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After a strong struggle with cancer, survivor Tahira Kashyap is gung-ho about returning to work. And what will be her next venture? An announcement about the same was made last year! She was signed by Bhushan Kumar, Atul Kasbekar and Tanuj Garg for a film tentatively titled Sharma Ji Ki Beti. And now, reports have it that this film will feature Madhuri Dixit Nene and Saiyami Kher in lead roles. Well, Tahira Kashyap wasn’t keen on following her husband Ayushmann Khurrana’s footsteps and decided to follow the path of filmmaking. She started off with shorts first and kicked off her entry into direction with the film Toffee, a small film about two ten year old girls it showcases their journey of friendship with each other and under currents of the deep rooted child marriage tradition. This time around too, Kashyap is keen on taking up a female-oriented story as the script for Sharma Ji Ki Beti. Reports have it that Sharma Ji Ki Beti is a slice-of-life drama that describes urban dynamics a..
                 

Why Cheat India: Emraan Hashmi's bold move for needy students!

5 days ago  
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Why Cheat India has already stirred a few hornets in its build up. From a confident release date preponement to being nudged towards a title change by the Censors, the movie is asking questions. When asked what drove him to do this film, Emraan said it was a combination of a pertinent topic and a searing script. He adds, “Bizarre as it seems, we actually had 5-6 people in our unit that had actually appeared for someone else in proxy for an exam, or the other way around! And in a spot poll, almost 70% of our unit admitted to have cheated in at least one exam.” “From rampant malpractices in the education system, an outdated syllabus in most subjects, underpaid and ill qualified staff, are enough and more reason for a complete relook and overhaul of the education processes in India. The fact that one day of a competitive exam can decide your fate is, for me, the scariest thought!” Emraan pointed out. He adds, "I'd like to sort out a few talented kids who have a genuine attitude towards c..
                 

Ronnie Screwvala’s production house RSVP donates 1 crore to Welfare fund for Army widows on Army Day

5 days ago  
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Ronnie Screwvala’s production house RSVP has kick-started 2019 with a big hit Uri: The Surgical Strike grossing over Rs 46.24 crores over four days of its release. Touted to be the first content film of the year, Uri: The Surgical Strike has been winning hearts emerging to be one of the first hit of 2019 given by RSVP after giving Kedarnath. The star cast Vicky Kaushal, Yami Gautam  along with the director Aditya Dhar are in Delhi today taking part in the annual army day parade. As a tribute to the Indian armed forces on the special army day, Ronnie Screwvala’s RSVP has decided to make a donation of 1 crore towards Welfare fund for Army widows. The entire nation is boasting about the movie and the feeling of patriotism it evokes. The makers of the film are very proud to present the true events of Surgical Strike happened at URI and its impact post the release of the film on kids who are more than inspired now to join the Indian army. The team is constantly receiving messages on daily ..
                 

Sreesanth SUPPORTS Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul after the Koffee With Karan fiasco

5 days ago  
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Hardik Pandya and K L Rahul courted controversy after they made some controversial, misogynistic statements about women in general on Karan Johar’s Koffee With Karan show. They were immediately suspended from the upcoming match by BCCI and that one episode snowballed into a huge issue for them. Ex-cricketer Sreesanth, who has been associated with Bigg Boss 12, spoke in favour of Hardik and Rahul and said that though they made some problematic statements, they don’t deserve to be barred from the matches. He said that other cricketers have made worst mistakes than them and they should not be punished professionally for what they said on the show. He also praised them for their prowess on field and called them match winners who don’t deserve this treatment. Sreesanth also called out double standards of people claiming that lot of professionals from different fields have said problematic things and now the same people are pouncing on Hardik and Rahul just because it is convenient. He said..
                 

Shriya Pilgaonkar bags Rana Daggubati starrer Haathi Mere Saathi

5 days ago  
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Baahubali star Rana Daggubati is all set for his next project and will be seen in a new avatar in Haathi Mere Saathi. While the film is under production, it is now been revealed that veteran actors Sachin Pilgaonkar and Supriya Pilgaonkar's daughter Shirya Pilgaonkar will be starring in the film. The actress has replaced Kalki Koechlin in the film. Shriya Pilgaonkar will reportedly be essaying the role of a journalist in the remake. As for the actress, she is excited to step into this film and star opposite Rana Daggubati whose films she has loved watching. This would be the first time she will star in a trilingual film. Directed by Prabhu Solomon, Haathi Mere Saathi will be shot in Thailand soon and across India too. It will be a trilingual project – Hindi, Telugu and Tamil. The film is set to be a tribute to veteran actor Rajesh Khanna and will mostly release during Diwali this year. On the work front, Shriya Pilgaonkar has been a known face in the digital world. She was recently se..
                 

SCOOP: Deepika Padukone and Ranbir Kapoor in Luv Ranjan’s film

5 days ago  
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The one thing that we won’t see in 2019 is real-life pair Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone in a film together. And that’s the level of professionalism the real-life couple intends to exercise over their respective careers. However, the heartening news is that Deepika will be seen again with Ranbir Kapoor, the actor whom she dated and lost before she was courted and won over by Ranveer Singh. The film that will bring them together again after the successful Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, is Luv Ranjan’s next which features Ajay Devgn and Ranbir. Says a source, “In spite of two solid male stars, Ranjan’s film has a terrific role for the female lead. Deepika is the first choice and there’s no reason why she would turn down a plum role.” The Luv Ranjan film begins shooting in mid-2019. By then Deepika would be done with her film Chhapaak directed by Meghna Gulzar. Also Read: Sorry, no Deepika Padukone in Ranveer Singh starrer ’83..
                 

Kangana Ranaut wages another ATTACK on Karan Johar and Rakesh Roshan, claims she is singled out by Bollywood

6 days ago  
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Kangana Ranaut is all set to make a smashing comeback with her ambitious next Manikarnika — Queen Of Jhansi. The film will release on January 25 and Kangana is looking to ascertain her position and the box office with this period drama. While promoting the film, she has been making provocative statements and has been stirring the hornet's nest of her controversies yet again. In an interview recently she spoke about what happened after she called Karan Johar a flag bearer of nepotism on his show, Koffee With Karan. She claimed that though the filmmaker apologized to her, there was a barrage of open letters coming from all quarters against her and KJo made sure that he along with the industry singled her out. Kangana Ranaut also spoke about her famous legal battle with Hrithik Roshan and his father Rakesh Roshan. She said that while the Roshans claimed that they have something on her which will destroy her, it never actually got anywhere. She also threw light on her feud with Sonu Sood ..
                 

Will Salman Khan and Ranbir Kapoor clash at the box office in 2019 with Dabangg 3 and Brahmastra?

6 days ago  
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We all know that Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt have been prepping together for one of Dharma Productions’ most ambitious project Brahmastra which also features Amitabh Bachchan in a pivotal role. The makers have been keen on releasing the film this year and if all goes well, it will be right before Christmas. On the other hand, we have Salman Khan who is gearing up for another release besides Bharat and that will be the return of Chulbul Pandey in Dabangg 3 during the same time. If recent reports are to be believed, we hear that there are high chances that Brahmastra and Dabangg 3 may clash at the box office this year. Earlier reports had suggested that Dharma Productions and director Ayan Mukerji are looking at a December release for their superhero drama. The film, inspired by Indian mythology, will be a trilogy of sorts with Brahmastra being the first film from the franchise. While it was slated to release in August, it was later pushed to the end of this year. The film has already ..
                 

Shelly Chopra Dhar to make acting debut in Sonam Kapoor - Anil Kapoor starrer Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga?

6 days ago  
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Director Shelly Chopra Dhar, who is making her directorial debut with Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga, most likely to have a cameo in the next song 'Ishq Mitha'. The Punjabi wedding song will feature glimpses of the director, it is a reprised version of the 90's iconic song, the original song features Jas Arora and Malaika Arora and is a top favourite amongst the Punjabi weddings. As we know that the movie is based on the story of a Punjabi family and it is a treat to have this song as it sets a perfect mood for the Punjabi Wedding. A few days back, Sonam had shared a poster of the song, “Checking off ‘Dance with @AnilKapoor to a wedding song in a film’ from my bucket list. #IshqMitha releases soon. #EkLadkiKoDekhaTohAisaLaga #LetLoveBe.” The title track has been loved by all the audience and the makers of Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa are all set to treat the audience with the 'Ishq Mitha’ track tomorrow. Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga not only promises to bring back the old world char..
                 

Ananya Pandey to feature as ‘Woh’ in the Kartik Aaryan starrer Pati, Patni Aur Woh remake?

6 days ago  
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Last week, it was being said that Kartik Aaryan has been got on board to play the leading man in Pati, Patni Aur Woh remake. While the Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety star was expected to turn ‘Pati’ for the film, it was being said that the makers are hunting for two actresses who will play the roles of Patni and Woh. Now recent reports have it that the latter’s role will be essayed by Ananya Pandey. Ananya Pandey will make her Bollywood debut as Karan Johar’s student in Student Of The Year 2 which is directed by Punit Malhotra. Even before the film hits the big screen, it seems that the newbie has bagged her second project. However, an official announcement is awaited on the same. If recent reports are to be believed, the makers were keen on having a young, cute yet glamorous actress and it seems that Ananya was the perfect choice according to them. As per current reports, the process of her coming on board has already kicked off and that she also did a few readings with Kartik Aaryan apparen..
                 

“I want to very strongly state that this is a false, malicious and mischievous story” - Rajkumar Hirani DENIES sexual harassment allegations

7 days ago  
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Yesterday, the Bollywood fraternity was shocked with the sexual harassment allegation made against popular filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani. While last week there were reports about his name being dropped out from the posters of Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga, it seems that the current accusations could be the reason for such a drastic step being taken against the filmmaker. Hirani is accused of harassing a female assistant during the making of Sanju in the recent reports, followed by which, the filmmaker has issued a statement denying these allegations. In a recent statement released by the official spokesperson of Rajkumar Hirani, the filmmaker has denied the sexual harassment claims made by the complainant adding that it is an attempt to malign his reputation. His statement read, “I was completely shocked when these allegations were brought to my notice about two months back. I had suggested immediately that it is essential to take this matter to any committee or any legal body. The comp..
                 

Emraan Hashmi starrer Why Cheat India to go tax free?

7 days ago  
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While Emraan Hashmi’s upcoming film is counting a lot of controversies, the makers of the film Why Cheat India are proposing to putting in a formal application to make the film "tax free". They feel that the movie creates strong awareness about the malpractices in the education system of the nation. Says a source, “This will mean lower ticket rates, enabling more people to watch the film. A formal application has to be submitted to various state governments. They have a committee which views the film and then takes a call. Now that the film is going to be ready, the makers are expected to initiate the process." Emraan, who makes his production debut with the film, believes that the film might be controversial but it is important to showcase how they have dealt with the issue. He says, “We might have not taken a straight and righteous route to show how the system works, but that doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t get the (tax) benefits. People will assume what the film is based on because ..
                 

Gully Boy - The song ‘Apna Time Aayega’ will release next week and this is the DATE!

8 days ago  
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Everyone who has watched the trailer of Gully Boy that released earlier this week would have got a glimpse of ‘Apna Time Aayega’. Well, we have even seen Ranveer rap a few lines from this rap anthem from the film. And now we hear that the entire track will release and that too, next week. A month before the release of the film, the song ‘Apna Time Aayega’ is expected to release on January 14. Incidentally, this will be the first song from the film that will be releasing. The song is said to be inspired by the issues and problems that we face on a daily basis and considering that it is street rap, it is expected to go well with the theme. For the uninitiated, Gully Boy is inspired by true events and represents the life of a street rapper in Mumbai. Many of them have found rap as a way of expressing their emotions and some of them from the chawls have even shot to fame with their talent. The Ranveer Singh starrer is said to be one such story set against the backdrop of slum rappers in D..
                 

SCOOP! Shraddha Kapoor to play Pakistani dancer in Varun Dhawan starrer directed by Remo D'Souza

8 days ago  
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Just a couple of weeks ago, we were the first to tell you that Shraddha Kapoor had been roped in to feature in the Varun Dhawan starrer that is to be directed by Remo D'Souza. Later we also reported that Nora Fatehi would be joining the cast of the film. While at that time it was unclear what roles the two would be seen playing, we finally have details on Shraddha’s role in the film that is tentatively titled Street Dancer. In fact, we hear that in Street Dancer, Sharaddha Kapoor will be seen playing a Pakistani dancer who has been raised in the United Kingdom. Revealing the details, a source close to the film says, “See Street Dancer features two female avatars, one being a more desi dancer and the other being an international dancer. Now given the fact that Nora Fatehi will fit into the role of an international dancer perfectly, Shraddha will be seen essaying the other part. However, it cannot be a mundane dancer or the film will look like yet another ABCD outing. Hence Shraddha’s c..
                 

Kartik Aaryan to step into veteran actor Sanjeev Kumar’s role in the remake of the cult, Pati Patni Aur Woh

8 days ago  
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Since a while, there have been reports about remake of Pati, Patni Aur Woh that have been doing the rounds. Considering that there has been a trend of remakes in Bollywood since quite some time now, this one getting added to the list was a subsequent step. The original starred Sanjeev Kumar in the role of ‘pati’ [husband] and now the role in the remake is expected to be played by Kartik Aaryan. Juno Chopra, grandson of BR Chopra is keen on recreating Bollywood classics and in the past, he attempted to recreate Rajesh Khanna starrer Ittefaq. Now, we hear that Pati, Patni Aur Woh seem to have caught his fancy and he even discussed about this 1978 drama with his brother Abhay Chopra. The latter was recently quoted in media reports expressing his support towards remakes, adding that since they have a library of films; why not recreate them according to contemporary sensibilities. Coming to the remake of Pati, Patni Aur Woh, except Karthik Aaryan, the rest of the cast is yet to be finalize..
                 

Hrithik Roshan and family are going through a difficult phase

9 days ago  
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It’s not been an easy phase for the Roshan family starting with daughter Sunaina’s broken marriage and then her fight with cancer, then son Hrithik Roshan’s ostensibly rocksteady marriage with Sussanne Khan fell apart, shocking all of the couple’s friends. Soon after, Hrithik got into an open ugly war with Kangana Ranaut in what looked a relationship gone horribly wrong. And now comes the news of Rakesh Roshan’s health scare. Says a friend, “Uss parivar ko kissiki nazar lag gayi. They are so health conscious, so into everything wholesome and natural. It’s been one setback after another for the Roshans. They may not show it. But Rakesh and (wife) Pinky were very upset when Sussanne quit the marriage with Hrithik. Then when Kangana launched an all-guns-blazing attack on Hrithik’s personal life it was a real low-blow as far as his father was concerned.” Rakesh Roshan always a strong and healthy man has shaken all his friends with his health setback. A very close friend reveals, “Rakeshji..
                 

Hardik Pandya - Koffee With Karan controversy: Episode featuring the cricketer along with his partner K L Rahul has been taken down from sites

9 days ago  
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We all know that the episode that featured cricketers for the first time on the Bollywood-based chat show Koffee With Karan came under scrutiny. The ongoing season 6 had current sportsmen Hardik Pandya and K L Rahul as guests in an episode that aired last week. The recent episode became quite the centre of attention for all the wrong reasons, so much so that the comments made by Hardik Pandya and K L Rahul even resulted in strict action being taken against them by BCCL. And now it seems that owing to the scandal, the episode in itself has been deleted. Koffee With Karan 6, which not only airs on Star World but also streams online on HotStar, featured the episode of Hardik Pandya and K L Rahul. But we hear that owing to the immense scandal that blew up after the episode has forced the channel officials and the makers to take down the said episode. The current app and website of HotStar features the episode of Sonam Kapoor, Rhea Kapoor and Harshvardhan Kapoor as its last episode. This o..
                 

Sushant Singh Rajput RESUMES Kizie Aur Manny; speaks up on sexual harassment allegations he faced on the sets

10 days ago  
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Readers may be aware that when the Me Too campaign created a wave in Bollywood, many actors’ names became involved in this controversy. One of them was that of Sushant Singh Rajput. The actor, who was shooting for Kizie Aur Manny at that time, was accused of sexually harassing his co-actor Sanjana Sanghi who was making a debut of sorts with this remake of The Fault In Our Stars. But the controversy soon died down after the actor and actress denied this allegation. Now that all is well, the actor is all set to resume shooting of the film and it will take off to foreign shores in France for the next schedule. Kizie Aur Manny, which came to a halt after the actor and the director of the film, Mukesh Chabbra were accused of sexual harassment. The film came under the scrutiny over the allegations leading to a temporary halt. And now it seems that it has come back on track. Recent reports assert that the film is now in its final schedule, for which the team will be taking off to Paris on Ja..
                 

Madhur Bhandarkar's next film based on sand mafias titled INSPECTOR GHALIB

11 days ago  
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Madhur Bhandarkar, who last helmed Indu Sarkar in 2017, is coming back with a quirky action film titled Inspector Ghalib. Though inspired by true life event, National Award winning Madhur Bhandarkar’s next will be a larger than life film with a top male actor. After his controversial Indu Sarkar that released in 2017, Bhandarkar has now shifted his focus to Sand Mafias in Uttar Pradesh. The film will be a quirky, witty drama. Bhandarkar has been doing the research on sand mafias in Uttar Pradesh for 6-7- months now. To keep the authenticity intact, the major chunk of the film will be shot in UP. While Bhandarkar is known to make women centric films, this will have a male actor playing a lead. The makers are currently finalizing the locations. The pre-production will start soon after the cast is locked and the film will go on floor in summer 2019. Also Read: Madhur Bhandarkar to make a film on Taimur?..
                 

Bihar court order FIR to be filed against Anupam Kher for The Accidental Prime Minister

11 days ago  
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The soon to release Anupam Kher starrer The Accidental Prime Minister seems to be constantly heading into troubled waters. Since the release of the film’s trailer, there have been multiple issues plaguing the film. Now the latest is the ruling by a local court in Bihar that has ordered the registration of an FIR against Kher and thirteen others in connection with the petition filed by Advocate Sudhir Ojha against the film. This ruling came after Ojha, in a complaint stating that he felt hurt on viewing the promos of the film. Besides this, Ojha also claims that the film projects the country and a host of its political leaders in very poor light. The said petition was filed under IPC sections 295, 153, 153A , 293, 504 and 120B pertaining to promoting enmity between different groups, sale of obscene objects, insult with intent to provoke breach of peace and criminal conspiracy. As per the order of the local Bihar court, an FIR will now be registered against Anupam Kher for his involveme..
                 

Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul receive show cause notice from CoA after Koffee With Karan appearance

11 days ago  
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Koffee With Karan season 6 finally saw two cricketers gracing the show. The new guns of Indian Cricket Team, KL Rahul and Hardik Pandya, made their debut on the chat show. While KL Rahul kept it more on a lighter note, Hardik Pandya's statements were more on problematic side. In the whole episode, he could not stop himself from boasting about womanizing and that did not go down well with the netizens. After the netizens criticized the cricketer for his misogynistic statements on women, the Committee of Administrators (CoA) on January 9 issued a show cause notice to both the cricketers, Hardik Pandya and K L Rahul and have 24 hours to give explanation about their irresponsible remarks on women. The notice came after Hardik Pandya's apology. CoA Chief Vinod Rai said that they have sent show cause notices to Hardik Pandya and K L Rahul for their comments. They have given 24 hours to give an explanation. Taking to Twitter, Pandya addressed his remarks and said, “After reflecting on my com..
                 

Confirmed! Nora Fatehi joins Varun Dhawan and Shraddha Kapoor for Bhushan Kumar & Remo D’souza’s next

11 days ago  
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Last week we had reported that post Katrina Kaif’s exit from the Varun Dhawan starrer that was to be directed by Remo Dsouza, the makers of the film had roped in Shraddha Kapoor and Nora Fatehi for the film. Now, post making an announcement that Shraddha would be joining the cast of Street Dancer; the makers of the film have finally confirmed Nora’s inclusion as well. The ‘Dilbar’ girl replacing another B-town diva, Nora Fatehi has been officially roped in for this dance flick that will be helmed by Remo D’souza and produced by Bhushan Kumar and Lizelle D’Souza. The said film will star Varun Dhawan and Shraddha Kapoor in the lead alongside Nora. Nora has already won our hearts with her sexy moves and hot attire in the sensational song. She went on to deliver yet another hit song last year ‘Kamariya’ in the blockbuster film Stree. Needless to say, her amazing moves not only won the hearts of her fans, but also the directors of the B-town. Says Nora, “I am extremely excited to be a part..
                 

After Takht, Bhumi Pednekar and Vicky Kaushal sign another film together and it is a horror comedy

12 days ago  
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They both will be playing prince and princess in the forthcoming Karan Johar period drama and now Vicky Kaushal and Bhumi Pednekar are all set to come together yet again. While their first film together, Takht is yet to go on floor, the duo has decided to sign another film. They will reportedly be featuring in a horror comedy to be directed by Bhanu Pratap Singh. Although not many details on the film are revealed, we hear that the film will have its own share of funny and scary moments. If recent reports are to be believed, the untitled venture has already gone on floor. While there hasn’t been much progress on their Dharma film Takht considering its ensemble cast, it seems that this will be Vicky and Bhumi’s first release together before the Mughal drama hits the big screens. In fact, as per these reports, Vicky Kaushal has already started shooting for his portions. It seems that the actor instantly came on board when he was approached because he loved the script. On the other hand, ..
                 

After Sadak 2, Pooja Bhatt wants to recreate another Sanjay Dutt film Naam

12 days ago  
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This will be a special year for Pooja Bhatt who will now kick off her acting comeback after two decades. Interestingly, she will be returning to the big screen with a sequel to her 90s blockbuster Sadak and moreover, the film will also feature her then co-star Sanjay Dutt. As she gears up to shoot Sadak 2, the actress believes that she should be rebooting one more cult from Mahesh Bhatt’s collection. Readers may be aware that Sadak 2 will be directed by Mahesh Bhatt, who too is returning to direction after a two decade hiatus. The filmmaker is also super excited to direct two of his daughters together in one film, namely, Pooja Bhatt and Alia Bhatt. But if that’s not all, Pooja has now expressed her desire to remake one more Bhatt film that too featured Sanjay Dutt – we are talking about Naam [1986]. For the uninitiated, Naam starred Sanjay Dutt and Kumar Gaurav in lead roles. The film featured the love and sacrifice of one brother to the other as the latter always gets into trouble w..
                 

Prateik Babbar to tie the knot with girlfriend Sanya Sagar in January 2019

13 days ago  
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Last year we had reported that Prateik Babbar was tying the knot with Sanya Sagar. The couple had a small ‘roka’ ceremony of sorts in January 2018, whereas, the dates of the wedding were yet to be revealed. Now, recent reports have it that the duo has set a date for themselves and it is in this month. These reports suggest that Prateik and Sanya will be tying the knot on January 22 and 23. It seems like the wedding season in Bollywood continues. And the next wedding on the cards is already happening this month, albeit not in Mumbai. In recent reports, it has been mentioned that Prateik Babbar and Sanya Sagar will be tying the knot in Lucknow in a private ceremony with family members and friends in attendance. However, the duo is also planning a small reception in Mumbai for the fraternity. Readers would be aware that Prateik Babbar hails from a filmy family and his father Raj Babbar is a popular actor turned politician and his mother, late Smita Patil was a critically acclaimed actres..
                 

BREAKING: Hrithik Roshan reveals dad Rakesh Roshan diagnosed with early stage of squamous cell carcinoma

13 days ago  
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Hrithik Roshan, who is very close to his father Rakesh Roshan, has revealed that the veteran actor - filmmaker is diagnosed with early stage of squamous cell carcinoma. It is the cancer caused by an uncontrolled growth of abnormal squamous cells. In a post shared by Hrithik, he and father are smiling post the gym session after which they will be heading to hospital for surgery. Hrithik wrote, “Asked my dad for a picture this morning. Knew he wouldnt miss gym on surgery day. He is probably the strongest man I know. Got diagnosed with early stage squamous cell carcinoma of the throat a few weeks ago, but he is in full spirits today as he proceeds to battle it. As a family we are fortunate and blessed to have a leader like him. Love you Dad.” Rakesh Roshan, who was a star himself, has been very pivotal in shaping Hrithik Roshan's career. The actor - filmmaker launched Hrithik in Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai which became a huge hit. Since then, they have collaborated on several projects including K..
                 

Satellite Shankar - Three posters of this Sooraj Pancholi starrer will be released tomorrow

13 days ago  
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While the cameras have already started rolling for Satellite Shankar, the makers are all set to give triple treat to the audience. Not one, but three unique posters of Satellite Shankar featuring Sooraj Pancholi are getting readied for the launch tomorrow. “The film has so much to offer that one poster won’t be able to do justice to it,” quips director Irfan Kamal. Incidentally, all the three visuals are completely different in nature and will be released within an hour. The movie has already been in news because of its catchy title and multiple shoot locations since it has been shot across 10 different states. Starring Sooraj Pancholi in the title role, Satellite Shankar is a T-Series Films and Cine1 Studios Production. Produced by Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar, Murad Khetani and Ashwin Varde, the film is a heartwarming and adventurous tale of a soldier’s journey across the length and breadth of India, during which he emerges as the country’s biggest hero. A source close to the actor ..
                 

SADAK 2: Gulshan Grover REVEALS about his Bad Man character in this Sanjay Dutt, Alia Bhatt starrer

13 days ago  
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Movie buffs of the 90s would definitely recollect the role of Maharani from the Sanjay Dutt - Pooja Bhatt starrer Sadak, one of the most iconic villainous roles played by the late Sadashiv Amrapurkar. Now after 27 years, the sequel to this romantic drama will feature another villain in the form of Gulshan Grover. Sadak 2 will also see Sanjay and Pooja reunite along with Alia Bhatt and Aditya Roy Kapur playing lead roles. It will also mark the return of Mahesh Bhatt as the director. Well, we all know that Gulshan Grover is the original Bad Man of Bollywood. The actor is known for his villainous roles and his return in a similar space will definitely create curiousity. But will he be compared with the late Sadashiv Amrapurkar? That is a fear that Grover doesn’t face mainly because his character is expected to be quite different from the original. 90s fans would be aware that Sadashiv played the role of a eunuch who ran the brothel where Pooja Bhatt was kidnapped and held in captivity. A..
                 

Pahlaj Nihalani to revive his Kangana Ranaut project I Love You Boss with another actress

14 days ago  
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Once upon a time in a not so distant past, producer Pahlaj Nihalani was all set to launch Kangana Ranaut in a film called I Love You Boss. The same project is now being revived with a new actress. She is Mishika Chowdhary who will make her debut in Nihalani’s Rangeela Raja on January 18. So impressed is Nihalani with his new discovery that he has decided to cast her in his dream project. Revealing details, Nihalani says, “I Love You Boss is the subject closest to my heart. It was meant to be Kangana Ranaut’s launch film. We had finalized everything. We had even done a photoshoot and the media couldn’t stop talking about the new girl that I was launching. Then Kangana decided she preferred to be launched by Mahesh Bhatt and quit the film.” Nihalani admits he swore never to make that film. “I couldn’t imagine any other actress except Kangana in that role in I Love You Boss….until now. When Mishika worked with me in Rangeela Raja I realized I had finally found the girl to replace Kangana..
                 

The Kapil Sharma Show: Thackeray actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui REVEALS about selling coriander leaves during his struggling days

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Do you remember Nawazuddin Siddiqui from the film Sarfarosh? He may be a huge star now but the struggle that this actor has undergone is something that many have witnessed. From being a junior artiste to now a star, the actor has come a long way. He is currently promoting one of the most awaited releases of the month, Thackeray where Siddiqui plays the legendary politician Balasaheb Thackeray. The actor had some interesting anecdotes to share when he visited the sets of The Kapil Sharma Show recently. Nawazuddin Siddiqui was accompanied by his co-star Amrita Rao as they visited the sets of The Kapil Sharma Show to promote their film Thackeray. During the show, Nawazuddin Siddiqui reminisced about his struggling days and revealed that he used to even sell coriander leaves then. He mentioned that he had bought Rs. 200 worth coriander leaves from a vegetable vendor and when he tried selling it, the leaves started to turn brown. Obviously quite taken aback by the same, when he confronted ..
                 

Pagalpanti release date CONFIRMED! John Abraham, Ileana D’Cruz starrer to release in December 2019

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John Abraham and Ileana D’Cruz are being paired opposite each other for the first time in Anees Bazmee’s forthcoming comedy Pagalpanti. John, who has been busy doing serious roles for a while now, decided to take a break from that genre and dedicate some time to explore comedy. And now we hear that the release date for this film is locked. Pagalpanti boasts of an ensemble star cast and besides John Abraham and Ileana D’Cruz, the film also stars Anil Kapoor, Kriti Kharbanda, Arshad Warsi, Pulkit Samrat and Urvashi Rautela in prominent roles. The film is expected to feature all the quintessential quirky elements of an Anees Bazmee film and not surprisingly, it is said to be an out and out comedy. It is expected to hit the big screens on December 6 this year. However, further details on the script and others are being kept under wraps. Pagalpanti is expected to go on floors next month, that is in February and it seems that the makers are keen on releasing the film this year itself. A sou..
                 

Kartik Aaryan appointed as the new face of PETA India

2 days ago  
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With baby chicks perched on his hand, Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety star Kartik Aaryan appears in a new campaign for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India that proclaims, "Chicks Love a Vegetarian." He has been appointed the new face of PETA India. "It only took one video of animals suffering and dying in the meat industry to convince me to go vegetarian," says Aaryan. "The kindest thing anybody can do for cows, pigs, chickens, and all animals is to stop eating them." This campaign is shot by ace photographer Errikos Andreou, his hair was styled by Bashir for Hakim Aalim, and his make-up was done by Waheed Ahmed Shaikh. As PETA India – whose motto reads, in part, that "animals are not ours to eat" – reveals in its video exposé "Glass Walls", chickens killed for food are often shackled upside-down before their throats are slit. Cows and buffaloes are crammed into vehicles in such large numbers that their bones often break before they're dragged off to the slaughterhouse, an..
                 

Deepika Padukone opens why the Khans did not work at BO and the future of Bollywood

2 days ago  
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Deepika Padukone is currently one of the most powerful actors in the industry and it is miraculous how she grew from being a model to a solid performer, making every film count in her career. While she has already started working on her ambitious next, Chhappak, she made a public appearance at the book launch recently. She penned down her experience battling depression in the book The Dot That Went for a Walk and dazzled the event with her appearance. Deepika shared her thoughts about the movies that made a mark and how the course of industry is slowly changing. She said that it does not matter anymore who is in the film because the script is the king. She also touched upon the topic of how films with the Khans in it did not work but a project like Andhadhun took off solely for its story and performances. She said at the event, “It's about the film. It's a different thing that the films that the 'Khans' did, didn't work but there was film like AndhaDhun which was led by Ayushmann Khurr..
                 

Here’s why Kabir Khan doesn’t want lip-sync songs in the Ranveer Singh starrer ‘83

2 days ago  
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Kabir Khan, who has given us some of the most cherished films like Bajrangi Bhaijaan, is all set to recreate the most iconic moment of Indian cricket. Fans of the sports would recall the time when India won its first World Cup under the captaincy of Kapil Dev. The said game would now be recreated in Kabir’s 83 with Ranveer Singh essaying the character of Kapil. Speaking about the film in recent reports, the filmmaker revealed about what one can expect from the album of this sports drama. Kabir Khan has asserted in recent reports that 83 will indeed have a great music album, full of energetic and motivational tracks. However, the filmmaker was quick to add that it wouldn’t have lip-synced numbers for a reason. The director-producer explained that audiences wouldn’t be very welcoming towards sequences featuring Kapil Dev lip-syncing songs in the middle of London streets. And we wouldn’t say the director is wrong! However, Khan does want to keep music as an integral part of the film and ..
                 

Varun Dhawan learns Bhangra and gymnastics for the Remo D’Souza film starring Shraddha Kapoor

2 days ago  
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Just a day ago we had reported that London-based choreographers etc. have been flown down to India to train Varun Dhawan and his leading lady Shraddha Kapoor for their next. Director Remo D’Souza is ensuring that he is pulling all stops for his ambitious dance film which has been tentatively titled Street Dancer. Latest update on that front is that Varun will be learning bhangra and gymnastics amongst other dance forms. In earlier reports, we had mentioned that the film focuses heavily on hip-hop and similar dance forms. Hence the choreographers will be training Varun Dhawan in dance forms like locking and popping and disco hustle. But it seems that the actor will have to learn more that. Recent reports suggest that Varun will be taking training sessions in bhangra. Readers, by now, would be aware that the Remo D’Souza film is set briefly against the backdrop of Punjab. The shoot schedule will be held in Amritsar and it kicks off from January 22 onwards. Amongst few scenes, the makers..
                 

Madhur Bhandarkar to take forward Satyajit Ray's The Apu Trilogy with Avijatrik

3 days ago  
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Apu - the legendary enduring and endearing character is all set to return on silver screen after 60 years in a Bengali period drama feature film, Avijatrik and the national award-winning filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar will present the film. The storyline is based on the concluding part of the epic novel ‘Aparajito’ written by one of the leading Bengali litterateurs, late Bibhutibhushan Bandopadhyay.  The film will be directed by Subhrajit Mitra. Avijatrik [The Wanderlust of Apu in English] will be shot in several parts of India, and in black & white to retain the rich aesthetic flavour that complements its backdrop of 1940s India. The plot takes off from where ‘The Apu Trilogy’ had ended in 1959, with Apur Sansar. Avijatrik, focuses on the wanderlust of the main protagonist and the story of a sublime bond between a father and a son. The story is of Apu and his 6-year-old son Kajol. Speaking on the new venture, Madhur Bhandarkar said, “I am happy to come on board to present this film...
                 

Me Too: Javed Akhtar and Karishma Tanna are the latest supporters of Raju Hirani, read their statements

3 days ago  
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The Raju Hirani sexual misconduct row was like a rude shock to the entire industry. While many filmmakers and actors from the industry have been named and shamed in the Me Too movement, one name nobody anticipated to come up was Raju Hirani’s. Not only does he have an excellent record on the box office, he is known to be affable and pleasant as a person. But one of his assistants working with him on Sanju brought out an ugly side of this much respected director.  While there was a deafening silence on this, many came out to support him. After Dia Mirza, Sharman Joshi, Boney Kapoor, ace lyricist Javed Akhtar and Sanju actress Karishma Tanna opened up about this controversy. Javed took to Twitter to write, “I had come to the film industry in 1965. After so many years if I am asked who are the most decent people you met in this industry over almost 5 decades, perhaps the first name that will come to my mind is RAJU HIRANI. G.B Shaw has said. “It is too dangerous to be too good” Karishma ..
                 

Nikhil Dwivedi collaborates with Anurag Kashyap for his next, to pay homage to Hollywood film Kill Bill

3 days ago  
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Actor Nikhil Dwivedi, who turned producer last year with the blockbuster film Veere Di Wedding, has joined hands with talented writer & director Anurag Kashyap. The dynamic duo are all set to enthrall audience with a homage to Quentin Tarantino’s famed Kill Bill series which featured Uma Thurman in the lead. Kashyap is penning the script for the same. Anurag has not taken on an independent writing project in a decade. He only scripted films he produced or directed. The last Hindi film Anurag co-scripted was Bhavesh Joshi Superhero with Harshvardhan Kapoor in the lead. He is really excited about this collaboration. Nikhil's debut productional venture Veere Di Wedding, featuring strong female leads, was a bold film focusing on girl bonding and the actor - producer wants to continue with the idea of producing one woman-centric film every year. He has known Anurag for years now and was even supposed to act in one of his films a while ago. However, that project did not materialise. The..
                 

Luka Chuppi: Kartik Aaryan to star in recreated version of Akshay Kumar's song ‘Yeh Khabar Chapwa Do Akhbar Mein’

3 days ago  
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The music album of every film is nowadays is incomplete without reviving a hit nostalgic track. And looks like Kartik Aaryan’s next is all set for a chartbuster which will serve as a blast from the past. Kartik’s next film Luka Chuppi with Kriti Sanon is going to rewind Akshay Kumar’s hit track ' Yeh Khabar Chapwa Do Akhbar Mein' from Aflatoon. The song was a hit number back then and the makers thought that it will be perfect for this film since their lead Kartik plays a reporter. Kartik Aaryan plays a television reporter in the film and he’s the perfect boy-next-door. This song, which was earlier picturized on Akshay Kumar and Urmila Matondkar, will now be filmed on Kartik, Kriti Sanon and Pankaj Tripathi. Kartik has always idolized Akshay Kumar and loved the superstar. So, he was quite excited to perform on this song. The actor had taken to his Instagram account to share some videos and pictures of his strenuous dance rehearsals in the past few days but didn’t reveal anything about ..
                 

Taapsee Pannu says makers of Pati, Patni Aur Woh dropped her without intimation; producers clarify

4 days ago  
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It was truly a shocking moment for Pink actress Taapsee Pannu when she got to know that she was removed from Pati, Patni Aur Woh remake. The actress claims in reports that she was neither informed about it nor did the makers give her any specific reason for their decision. Taapsee, in recent reports, has expressed her disappointment over this behavior of the producers and also added that the director Mudassar Aziz too wasn’t informed of the same. Readers may be aware that, for the past few days, there have been many rumours about Pati, Patni Aur Woh remake. The film is expected to be remade by Juno Chopra and Abhay Chopra with Mudassar Aziz as the director. The script of the 70s drama has also been given a contemporary touch in order to resonate with the current generation. Kartik Aaryan has been apparently brought on board to play the Pati which was played by Sanjeev Kumar in the original. Whereas, Ananya Pandey is said to be essaying the role of ‘Woh’ which was essayed by Ranjeeta i..
                 

Ruhanika Dhawan up against Zaira Wasim in YONO SBI 20under20

4 days ago  
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The ultimate cutie-pie of Indian television, 11-year-old Ruhanika Dhawan is pitted against the National Award winning Zaira Wasim, now 18 years of age, in the actor category for the YONO SBI 20under20 award. Completing the trio is another teenager, Sparsh Khanchandani, 18, a very popular face on television. Among the boys, young promising actors such as 19-year-old Mumbai boy Faisal Khan, 18-year-old Marathi actor Parth Bhalerao, and international star of Lion fame, 11 year old Sunny Pawar from Pune are in the fray for the YONO SBI 20under20 award. These names are a sign that YONO recognizes the power of storytelling, cinema and television, as an influence on the youth of today. It will be exciting to see whom India will vote for, among these immense powerhouses of talent, all under 20, that have battled the odds to find opportunities to express their talent. The actors have been shortlisted by a revered jury. Dia Mirza, actor and United Nations goodwill ambassador for the environment..
                 

TOOFAN: After Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, Farhan Akhtar and Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra reunite for another film and this time it is about BOXING!

5 days ago  
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Farhan Akhtar and Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra changed the phase of sports biopics in Indian cinema with their patriotic and heart-warming journey of athlete Milkha Singh in Bhaag Milkha Bhaag. The two are now all set to reunite for another sports film but this time it will be about boxing! Titled Toofan, it will be produced by the actor himself along with his partner Ritesh Sidhwani under the Excel Entertainment banner. After the release of Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, we have seen Farhan Akhtar in films like Shaadi Ke Side Effects, Dil Dhadakne Do amongst others and his last big screen outing was Lucknow Central. The actor is supposed to be currently busy with the shooting of Shonali Bose’s The Sky Is Pink where he reunites with Priyanka Chopra in the role of her husband. Coming to Toofan, the film will not be a biopic or a real life story like that of Milkha Singh. Rather, it is said to be a fictional story scripted by Anjum Rajabali. Confirming the developments, Farhan Akhtar took to social med..
                 

Nawazuddin Siddiqui extends support to environmental causes and here’s what he wants to do!

5 days ago  
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Nawazuddin Siddiqui may be busy with projects but that hasn’t stopped the actor from concentrating on social causes that he believes in. The actor has decided to support environment conservation, which has become a concern in urban areas and even encouraged people to take steps to fight the issue. Reports have it that Nawaz has urged people to plant trees and take up such drastic measures to bring about a change. In fact, Nawazuddin Siddiqui spoke about the latest initiative that he has been promoting in media reports. He elaborated on the issues that Mumbai is facing as a city owing to its heavy traffic and high pollution rates adding the need for the city to plant more trees and create a green cover. He believes that the trees planted in the city are reducing day by day owing to the construction work and the need for man-made creations. And owing to the current situation, there is need for afforestation that will be a pivotal step taken towards preserving the environment and the atm..
                 

After the sexual misconduct claim, Boney Kapoor comes out in support of Rajkumar Hirani

5 days ago  
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#MeToo movement took India by storm in 2018 where major names were accused of sexual harassment, abuse, and misconduct. The top names from Bollywood included Alok Nath, Nana Patekar, Sajid Khan and Vikas Bahl among others who have been reprimanded for their past. In the latest development, filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani was accused of sexual harassment by an assistant who worked with him during Sanju. The assistant officially approached Vidhu Vinod Chopra, his wife Anupama Chopra and writer Abhijat Joshi. While majority of Bollywood is silent on the controversy, some of them have chosen to stand by Rajkumar Hirani. Boney Kapoor, producer, spoke about it and said that the filmmaker is too good of a man to do something like this. He doesn't believe the allegation and said that Hirani would not do something like this. Rajkumar Hirani's name has been removed from the upcoming film Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga which is co-produced by Hirani's long-time friend Vidhu Vinod Chopra. Apparently, ..
                 

Koffee With Karan 6: A brand revokes association with Hardik Pandya after his comments on the chat show sparked outrage

5 days ago  
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Hardik Pandya and K L Rahul have been facing a massive backlash and have been facing the toughest phase of their cricket career currently, courtesy, their comments on Koffee With Karan. The two cricketers, who decided to show off their shenanigans and way with women, have now been suspended from playing temporarily and their brand value seem to be on a drastic decline. Hardik recently faced a loss of Rs. 2 crores after a brand revoked their contract with him. If recent reports are to be believed, a men’s grooming brand decided to withdraw their contract that they had signed with Hardik Pandya. The Indian cricketer had to incur a loss of approximately Rs. 2 crores due to this. Not just him, his co-cricketer Rahul who too had accompanied him on the show has been facing severe repercussions. It seems that many companies are reconsidering their decision of having them as the faces of their respective brands. Hardik Pandya, who has been a brand ambassador for approximately six brands, may ..
                 

Emraan Hashmi SPEAKS UP on the sexual harassment allegations made against Why Cheat India director Soumik Sen

5 days ago  
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Emraan Hashmi is gearing up for the release of Why Cheat India. The movie creates awareness about the malpractices in the education system of the nation. It is known that the director of the film Soumik Sen has been mired in controversy due to several sexual misconduct allegations against him. A couple of months ago, an anonymous story revealed that the filmmaker had molested a woman when she had met at his home to discuss a film role. Besides her, a couple of more allegations were made against the director. But, ever since the promotions of Why Cheat India began, the director Soumik Sen has been absent. Speaking about the allegations made against the director, Emraan Hashmi recently opened up about it. He said that a due process needs to be followed. And that he can't have this high handed authority over someone before ousting someone from a film. He does not know the validity of the accusations. He said that he has not spoken to the women personally. And that they have not gone to t..
                 

Boney Kapoor SUES Sridevi Bungalow makers who stand by their film

5 days ago  
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Priya Prakash Warrier who stole hearts on the Internet with her one wink from a Malayalam film Oru Adaar Love’s romantic track Manikya Malaraya Poovi is in the news again but not for pleasant reasons. A teaser of her film, Sridevi Bungalow, was launched recently and that has put the makers in a spot with Boney Kapoor. The teaser traces an actress’s (played by Priya) leading to her death in a bathtub. Now, this is not a mere co-incidence as last year, legendary actress Sridevi passed away due to accidental drowning in a bathtub in Dubai. It is natural that this movie would invite controversy as there are too many parallels drawn between Sridevi’s real life and the movie Sridevi Bungalow. The makers confirmed receiving the legal notice and claimed that they will fight it. The director of the film Prasanth Mambully said that Sridevi is a common name and the movie is NOT based on the legendary actress but a work of fiction. Soon after the teaser of the film released, it was criticised for..
                 

Koffee With Karan 6: Star World addresses the controversial episode of Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul

6 days ago  
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Koffee With Karan season 6 finally saw two cricketers KL Rahul and Hardik Pandya make their debut on the chat show. But, it did not turn good for the show and for the cricketers. KL Rahul kept it more on a lighter side, Hardik Pandya was seen boasting about womanizing which did not go down well with the netizens. Not only were they brutally criticized, BCCI even suspended them from the ongoing series in Australia. While Karan Johar is mum on the controversy, the cricketers are reprimanded by the Indian Cricket Team and BCCI. Just a day ago, Shahid Kapoor and Ishaan Khatter's episode aired. The channel Star World addressed the controversial episode of Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul which aired during Sunday's episode. The message below the screen read, "Certain remarks made by the guests on Koffee With Karan episode with Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul appear to have offended the sensibilities of our viewers. We at Star World deeply regret the same. The Star Network is committed to upholding th..
                 

CONFIRMED: Shah Rukh Khan NO LONGER part of Saare Jahaan Se Achcha; makers to sign a younger star

6 days ago  
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Even before the release of Zero, we had revealed that Shah Rukh Khan was to play the lead in the film titled Salute, which was later renamed as Saare Jahan Se Achha. The patriotic title of the film was said to showcase the journey of Air Force pilot turned astronaut Rakesh Sharma. But the news is that the superstar is no longer doing the film. Though the exact reason for SRK stepping down from the project is currently unknown, our sources state that the superstar is not keen on doing the Rakesh Sharma biopic at this point of time in his career. “Shah Rukh recently met with the makers of the film and they have decided to amicably part ways. After Zero’s performance, Shah Rukh seems to be reconsidering his projects and way forward,” said the source. As of now, there has been no official statement that has been issued regarding the superstar’s exit but it is being said that the Khan is pretty sure about his decision of quitting the film. On the other hand, let us tell you that Saare Jaha..
                 

Alia Bhatt interested in Raazi sequel – After Calling Sehmat, writer Harinder Sikka takes the story ahead with Remembering Sehmat

6 days ago  
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Well, last year, Alia Bhatt set a new trend of female protagonists by carrying the success of Raazi which was a film riding on her shoulders. The actress earned rave reviews for her role of a spy and now we hear that a sequel is being planned! Many who may have watched the film or read the book would be aware that a second instalment of Sehmat returning to the world of spying may not really justify the climax of Calling Sehmat aka Raazi. However, it seems that the second instalment will trace her journey once she returns of India and it will be called Remembering Sehmat. Author Harinder Sikka, who has already started working on the sequel novel, has asserted in reports that whatever meeting he has done with the Kashmiri girl, on whom the novel is based on, he does enough content to write another book on her journey. Some readers would be aware that the Calling Sehmat is actually based on true incidents and real life story of a Kashmiri spy [but of a different name]. Remembering Sehmat..
                 

Me Too - Munnabhai 3 may be put on hold; Fox Star Studios may back out after sexual harassment allegations against Rajkumar Hirani

6 days ago  
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Ever since the news of sexual harassment allegations against Rajkumar Hirani broke out, there has been strict action being taken against the filmmaker. The past week saw the removal of the production banner and name of Rajkumar Hirani from the promotional material of Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga. And now it seems that Munnabhai 3, which was expected to go on floor soon, too will face heavy repercussions if Hirani doesn’t get a clean chit. Fox Star Studios has decided to back down from the film for the time being until the matter gets resolved. Not too long, the impending Munnabhai 3 was announced in association with Vidhu Vinod Chopra Films, Rajkumar Hirani Films and Fox Star Studios. But owing to the controversy that fueled up massively over the weekend, Star has decided to withdraw its association and put the film on hold. Considering that Munnabhai is Hirani’s pet project, the film has been put on hold until the filmmaker gets a clean chit. As mentioned before, Bollywood woke up..
                 

Alia Bhatt - Ranbir Kapoor's engagement reports are false

7 days ago  
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There are reports of Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor’s impending engagement in 2019. But a close friend of the Kapoors completely debunks the reports, asserting that the couple’s focus is elsewhere at the moment. Says the source, “Of course, Ranbir and Alia are serious about one another. But right now their focus is on seeing Ranbir’s father Rishi Kapoor fully recover from his illness. Only then will the couple take their relationship to the next level. So there is absolutely no truth to reports of a June engagement.” The family friend adds that the couple is indeed very serious about one another. “We’ve never seen Ranbir more involved and committed. Alia is now very much part of Ranbir’s family. She gets along well with everyone in Ranbir’s family and is keeping tabs on Rishiji’s health as he recovers in the US.” Also Read: PICTURE PERFECT! Ranveer Singh, Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan and others meet PM Narendra Modi..
                 

#MeToo: SANJU director Rajkumar Hirani accused of SEXUAL HARASSMENT by his assistant

7 days ago  
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When someone says the name Rajkumar Hirani, one is instantly reminded of his blockbuster films like the Munnabhai series, 3 Idiots, PK and Sanju. However, it seems like the filmmaker best known for movies that strike a chord with the audience has now been linked to something altogether different. In fact, as per the latest reports, Hirani has been accused of sexual assault by a female colleague who worked with the director on his last film Sanju. As per reports, the alleged assault took place over a six month period during the post production of the Ranbir Kapoor starrer Sanju. As per the email sent by the victim to Hirani’s business partner Vidhu Vinod Chopra, his wife Anupama Chopra, and script writer Abhijat Joshi, the woman claims that Hirani made a sexually suggestive remark in April 2018. Following this, for the next six months Hirani allegedly continued to harass her. In her complaint to a news portal, she also stated that since her father was terminally ill and undergoing trea..
                 

Rohit Shetty RUBBISHES rumours of tiff with Shah Rukh Khan and here’s what he has to say about it

8 days ago  
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Riding high on the success of Simmba, Rohit Shetty and Ranveer Singh are keen on taking it forward as a franchise. Well, that’s how they want to extend their collaboration in the future. On the other hand, it is different for Rohit and Shah Rukh Khan. After the stupendous success of Chennai Express, they decided to come together again for Dilwale. But sadly, the latter failed to leave a mark. While Rohit proceeded to work with other actors with Akshay Kumar being the recent addition in Sooryavanshi, it has also sparked rumours that Rohit and Shah Rukh are not on good terms. Unaffected by such reports, Rohit Shetty has a perfect clarification on his and the superstar Khan’s relation. After their blockbuster Chennai Express and the not so successful Dilwale, the audiences are yet to know about the next collaboration between Rohit Shetty and Shah Rukh Khan. The filmmaker is currently busy creating cop franchises with Ajay Devgn, Ranveer Singh and Akshay Kumar with Singham, Simmba and Soo..
                 

Urvashi Rautela to feature in this John Abraham film

8 days ago  
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It seems that after Great Grand Masti, Urvashi Rautela is planning to return to comedy, albeit a family entertainer this time. The film in question is Pagalpanti that will be directed by Anees Bazmee and features John Abraham in the lead role. While there have been no official announcement regarding the same from the filmmaker or Urvashi Rautela herself, it seems that the actress has already started prep for the same. However, details of her character sketch are yet to be revealed. Interestingly, this will be the first time where she will be working with Anees Bazmee. It seems that the actress has always wanted to work the filmmaker and was more than happy to come on board when she was approached for the role. Keeping in mind that it is a comedy and the role will be quite different from her character in Great Grand Masti in which she played the character of a ghost, we hear that Urvashi has already started work on the film. Her preps include working on dialogues, punchlines and her co..
                 

Varun Dhawan and Sara Ali Khan to come together for Govinda starrer Coolie No. 1 remake?

8 days ago  
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Not too long ago, there were reports about Varun Dhawan and Sara Ali Khan being paired together onscreen for a film. Although initially rumour mills claimed that they will be cast opposite each other for Remo D’Souza’s dance film, soon Shraddha Kapoor was signed for the same. However, now we hear that Varun and Sara are indeed coming together but for another film, that is expected to be a remake of Coolie No. 1. The original Coolie No. 1 [1995] featured Govinda and Karisma Kapoor in lead roles and was directed by David Dhawan. It seems that Varun’s father David is keen on remaking his cult film which also included the chartbuster, ‘Main Toh Raste Se Jaa Raha Tha’. And furthermore, who better than Varun who collaborated with his father for the potboiler entertainer Main Tera Hero. It seems that this remake will be the first film under the Dhawan’s new banner The One Entertainment. Furthermore, we hear that Sara Ali Khan too has apparently come on board for this film. If reports are to ..
                 

KGF actor Yash strongly CONDEMNS fan committing suicide, requests his fans from resorting to such violent means

9 days ago  
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Well we all know the kind of worship and devotion that celebrities enjoy in India, especially down South. Kannada actor Yash, who is riding high on the success of his recent release KGF, was upset with one of his fans’ action. The actor was in for a shock when he heard that a fan committed suicide right outside his bungalow. He has now gone on record to request all his fans to behave responsibly and not to resort to such heinous acts. Many media reports recently published the news about a fan named Ravi Raghuram committing suicide right outside the KGF star’s bungalow. The reason was that the said fan couldn’t meet Yash and he decided to resort to suicide and set himself on fire. This obviously left the Kannada star in complete shock. He even went to visit the fan in the hospital after this incident. However, speaking about it in current reports, Yash completely condemned such acts and added that this is not fandom or love but it is an act he will never ever support. He further explai..
                 

Hrithik Roshan starrer Super 30 being given some super changes

10 days ago  
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The biopic on Bihar’s world-renowned mathematician just got bigger. The producers have decided to hold the film back to give it a more definitive and comprehensive look and a more complete overview of the protagonist’s life story. Says a source close to the producer, “They are likely to shoot further, add incidents to the Anand Kumar saga that were not used earlier. Anand Kumar is not just a great mathematician. There are many sides to his personality that were not fully explored in the bio-pic. They are now looking at expanding the bandwidth of the bio-pic.” Anand Kumar says he’s all for the expansion of the plot. “Many things have happened. I was attacked from many sides. Recently my brother suffered a road accident which I suspect to be a deliberate attempt on his life. I have many enemies, as all successful people do. But I have many more well-wishers than ill-wishers. I want all of this to be there in the film.” Hrithik Roshan is also agreeable to the enhancement in the bio-pic. ..
                 

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan to feature in Mani Ratnam film and Amitabh Bachchan may join too?

10 days ago  
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While there are many speculations about her forthcoming Bollywood projects after Fanney Khan, now we hear that Aishwarya Bachchan will be featuring in a South film. She will be joining hands with her favourite director Mani Ratnam for a big budget bilingual that is expected to be a period drama. And if reports are to be believed, Aishwarya’s father-in-law Amitabh Bachchan too has been approached for the same. Mani Ratnam, who has been focusing on varied genres of late, seems to have found his next script in a period drama of the Chola Empire era. According to recent reports, the filmmaker is keen on making a film on the book Ponniyin Selvan, written by Kalki Krishnamurthy. The book, however, is a five volume series based on Chola King Rajaraja Chola I, his journey of being Arulmozhivarman to the king. These reports have it that Mani is keen on making it a franchise of sorts and not surprisingly, they are keen on making it as grand as the Bahubali franchise. As per these reports, the f..
                 

Wedding bells in Anil Kapoor’s family again in 2019?

11 days ago  
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After elder daughter Sonam Kapoor tied the knot with her long-standing boyfriend Anand Ahuja, it’s time for the younger daughter Rhea in Anil Kapoor’s family to make it official with her boyfriend Karan Boolani. Says a source close to the Kapoors, “Rhea seemed in no mood to solemnize her relationship. Anil is not the kind of father who pressurizes his children for anything. Since Rhea wanted to take her time, Sonam got married first.” But now Rhea is agreeable to the marriage. Sources say Karan Boolani and Rhea Kapoor will marry in the later part of 2019. “Anil has already accepted Karan as part of his family. He is as close to Karan as he is to Sonam’s husband Anand. Marriage would be just a formality but one that Anil is looking forward to,” says the family friend. Significantly, Anil Kapoor and Karan Boolani recently came together to co-produce the Netflix series Selection Day. Unlike Sonam’s Anand, Karan Boolani is keen on joining the Kapoors’ family business of films. Also Read: ..
                 

"Salman Khan hota toh kya maza aata" - Omar Abdullah mocks PM Narendra Modi film starring Vivek Oberoi

11 days ago  
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It is the era of biopics and every actor and actress is starring in some or the other interesting roles based on real life. A week ago, it was reported that Vivek Oberoi is all set to make comeback in Hindi films with the role of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his biopic. The biopic titled PM Narendra Modi will be helmed by Omung Kumar who has previously helmed two biopics on Mary Kom and Sarbjit. The first look of the film was unveiled on January 7 in presence of Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and the poster was released in 23 languages. While the first look received mixed reactions from netizens, former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir Omar Abdullah mocked the poster in his sarcastic way. He tweeted that how “life is unfair” that PM Modi had to “settle” for Vivek Oberoi for his biopic whereas Anupam Kher gets to play former PM Manmohan Singh's role in another biopic. Abdullah’s tweet read, “Life is unfair Dr Manmohan Singh got someone of the calibre of Anupam Kher...
                 

Woah! Varun Dhawan to perform at Attari-Wagah border LIVE for a film

11 days ago  
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Not too long ago we had reported that Varun Dhawan will be kicking off his dance film with Shraddha Kapoor. We hear that the makers have some extensive plans for the film. As mentioned before, the first schedule of this film, which is said to be tentatively titled as Street Dancer, will be starting in Punjab. And now it has been reported that the film will also be shot in Attari-Wagah border. Varun Dhawan will once again be seen in his dancer avatar for the forthcoming Remo D’Souza film. We had earlier reported that a few scenes and a song sequence will be shot in Punjab. The latter will also feature Punjabi actress Sonam Bajwa who will be doing a special appearance and sharing screen space with Varun. On the other hand, we also hear that a live performance of the film will be shot at Attari-Wagah border. If the current reports are to be believed, the plan is to shoot the live performance in front of the audience at the border on January 26 [Republic Day of India]. The actor will be a..
                 

Hrithik Roshan and Rajesh Roshan inform Rakesh Roshan is recovering well after cancer surgery

12 days ago  
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A day ago, Hrithik Roshan informed that his father Rakesh Roshan was diagnosed with early stage of squamous cell carcinoma. It is cancer caused by uncontrolled growth of abnormal squamous cells. In a post shared by Hrithik, he and father were smiling post the gym session after which they headed to hospital for surgery. Hrithik wrote, “Asked my dad for a picture this morning. Knew he wouldn’t miss gym on surgery day. He is probably the strongest man I know. Got diagnosed with early stage squamous cell carcinoma of the throat a few weeks ago, but he is in full spirits today as he proceeds to battle it. As a family we are fortunate and blessed to have a leader like him. Love you Dad.” As many celebrities came forward to send their wishes for his speedy recovery, Prime Minister Narendra Modi too wished that the veteran actor - filmmaker will face the surgery with utmost courage. “Dear Hrithik, praying for the good health of Shri Rakesh Roshan Ji. He is a fighter and I am sure he will face..
                 

Pulkit Samrat and Kirti Kharbanda join the ensemble cast of Anees Bazmee’s Pagalpanti

12 days ago  
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As we know that filmmaker Anees Bazmee, who is popularly known for his films like Welcome, Mubarakan and many more, is coming up with yet another amazing film- Pagalpanti. The cast of the film is getting bigger and interesting day by day. After confirming that the film will be starring John Abraham, Ileana D’cruz, Arshad Warsi and Anil Kapoor in the lead roles, now we hear that Pulkit Samrat and Kriti Kharbanda have been roped in for the film as well. Pagalpanti, as the name suggests, is going to be an in and out comedy film and it will be interesting to see such great talent on screen and how the director pulls off such an ensemble cast in the film. Sources share, “Anees Bazmee is leaving no stones unturned to get the best of the best star cast on board for Pagalpanti. Pulkit Samrat and Kirti Kharbanda are been roped in for the film and it will be going on floors next month.” The out and out comedy, Pagalpanti, is being directed by Anees Bazmee and is produced by Bhushan Kumar, Kumar..
                 

Paresh Rawal and Vivek Oberoi will play PM Narendra Modi in different biopics and here’s what the former has to say about the latter!

12 days ago  
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Paresh Rawal and Vivek Oberoi are both playing same roles in two different films. The latter recently shared the first look of his next, which is a biopic on our honourable Prime Minister Narendra Modi. However, it seems that Paresh Rawal believes that no one can play the PM better than himself. Readers may be aware that Paresh Rawal is not just an actor but also a politician. He has always applauded the works of Narendra Modi and has been fascinated by him ever since he met him. Post that, the actor turned politician went on to announce a biopic on the Prime Minister. Although further details like the director is yet to be locked, the actor asserted that he will go ahead with his film. When he quizzed in these reports about the fact that Omung Kumar’s film has already gone on floor, Paresh Rawal also maintained that there is enough that the Prime Minister has faced in his life and that there are so many aspects of his life that many filmmakers can make a biopic on him together. On th..
                 

Deepika Padukone or Alia Bhatt, who will play the lead in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s next?

13 days ago  
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It looks like Alia Bhatt is going to be Deepika Padukone’s main competition in the times to come. This year Deepika’s performance in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmaavat is being dwarfed at the popular awards by Alia Bhatt’s Raazi. Now the latest buzz in Bollywood is that Sanjay Leela Bhansali who has hosted Deepika’s glory in three back-to-back epics (Ram Leela, Bajirao Mastani and Padmaavat) is considering Alia Bhatt for his next. Informs a source close to Bhansali, “Nothing is final as yet. But Bhansali is thinking of Alia seriously for his next, although Deepika is his all-time favourite. A change after working with the same Ranveer – Deepika pair in three successive films would be highly recommended.” Also Read: Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh click photos with fans in Sri Lanka, receive warm welcome in Mumbai..
                 

Did John Abraham just take a dig at Salman Khan and other the commercial heroes?

13 days ago  
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In the past, there has been quite a bit of speculation about the strained relationship between John Abraham and Salman Khan. Although neither of them have acknowledged or spoken about it, the reports continued. And now, even though not directly, it looks like John has taken a dig at Salman Khan and all other A-list superstars in Bollywood. In a recent interview that got published, John Abraham was quite uninhibited in expressing his views about social media and how he doesn’t believe in earning money by dancing at weddings. The Vicky Donor producer has been experimenting with cinema and producing some unconventional content. At the same time, he is exploring the action genre as an actor but also showcasing real issues like in the 2018 release Parmanu – The Story of Pokhran. Entering a different zone, John spoke about varied topics, from what interests him to being on social media. It was when he was questioned about the latter that John spoke about how the cons of social media and how..