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Shah Rukh Khan, who was on a family vacation, returns to Mumbai for Zero

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Shah Rukh Khan along with his family went on a fun filled trip to Barcelona and picture of the same went viral on Instagram. While Gauri Khan recently shared a glimpse of her New York trip where she is bonding with her daughter Suhana, let us tell you that hubby Shah Rukh Khan is in Mumbai. The actor is reportedly wrapping up work commitments especially Zero. We hear that Shah Rukh Khan returned to Mumbai to June 25 and since then, he has been focusing on Zero. The Anand L. Rai directorial is hardly five months away from its release and is currently in its final schedule. Whereas, wife Gauri Khan took off to the Big Apple to spend some time with her kids. Speaking of his Mumbai schedule, reports have it that Shah Rukh Khan was recently spotted in the city’s much talked about location Marine Drive. The actor, who was shooting for Zero, around the promenade, also had to encounter fans who created a furore after they saw the Bollywood superstar filming. The shooting was said to be a nigh..
                 

Here’s how Priyanka Chopra pledged more support to female employees in her company on her BIRTHDAY!

14 hours ago  
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Priyanka Chopra turns a year older today and on the special occasion, the actress has decided to take another step towards female empowerment. For the past few years, we have seen the former beauty queen come out in support of many initiatives about female empowerment. She has also been very vocal about the gender disparity in Bollywood and other industries. Amidst all of these, in order to contribute her own share, the actress started off by bringing out a gender equality of sorts in her own organization, Purple Pebble Pictures by bringing up equal pay packages for everyone. And now, she has taken up yet another initiative. Her mother and business partner Madhu Chopra recently revealed in reports that they have decided to give some benefits to their female employees. The idea is to not let female employees chose between their professional and personal life. One amongst those benefits is to provide flexible timings for working mothers. Also, some special benefits are introduced in ter..
                 

Irrfan Khan finds a new passion as he recuperates in London, shares it with good friend Vishal Bhardwaj

14 hours ago  
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Irrfan Khan shocked us after declaring that he is suffering from neuroendocrine tumour and shifted to London to heal and recuperate. Just as Vishal Bhardwaj had announced his next film with the talented actor did we hear this bad news from Irrfan. The film with Deepika Padukone was pushed as good friend Vishal Bhardwaj declared that he won't do the film until Irrfan is hale and hearty because he didn't wish to replace him. Now, Irrfan is in much better position and even shared his latest picture on Twitter. In addition to this, he has been talking to Vishal a lot and has even found a new passion. The filmmaker revealed that Irrfan has taken to singing and sends him voice notes on WhatsApp. He also sings lullabies and watches cricket! That's how he keeps himself busy, constructively. Now, there is so much to learn from Irrfan’s winner attitude. Isn't it? Irrfan gave an award-winning performance in Hindi Medium last year which helped him sweep awards this year. We hope to see this talen..
                 

Richa Chadda to become the face and voice of the Save the Elephants campaign

14 hours ago  
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Richa Chadha is one of the most strikingly amazing actresses in the industry. With critically acclaimed films and roles to her name, Richa has proved her mettle way ahead of her years. However, she is not only a talented actress, but also a wonderful human being. Richa has always been vocal about her opinions on social issues and has never backed down from standing for important causes. The Fukrey actress was recently approached by PETA to become the face of the Save the Elephants Campaign. The international organization with the help of Richa Chadha have sent a letter to the Odisha Chief Minister to seek the office's support as it is a very important campaign. Over the past several years, elephants have been the victims of train accidents that have occurred on the tracks that pass through heavily forested and elephants crossing areas. These gentle animals are run over by oncoming trains that do not stop to take stock of the damage they’ve caused. The serious recklessness on behalf of..
                 

Blackbuck Poaching Case: Jodhpur court begins hearing plea against Salman Khan’s conviction

15 hours ago  
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Salman Khan has had his fair share of the run-in with the legal system. From Arms Act case to blackbuck poaching case, the actor still has several legal problems. While Salman Khan is on bail after his conviction, his Hum Saath Saath Hain co-stars Saif Ali Khan, Neelam, Tabu, Sonali Bendre, Dushyant Singh were acquitted in the killing of two blackbucks case. The Jodhpur court had convicted him on April 5 in blackbuck poaching case and sentenced him for five years. The actor even spent two days in jail after which he was released on bail. According to NDTV news, the district court, on July 17, began hearing against Salman Khan's plea. The actor's lawyers presented their arguments before the district and sessions court that the actor can't be held guilty on the basis of the similar evidence that were earlier rejected by the High Court. The arguments, which lasted for over 3 hours, were presented before Judge Chandra Kumar Songara. The judge will hear the next arguments on August 3 and 4..
                 

INSIDE STORY: How Kartik Aaryan lost a Karan Johar film

15 hours ago  
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If all had gone well, Kartik Aaryan would have followed up his Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety success with a Karan Johar film. Sources from Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions say Kartik had been called for a second lead in a film starring Akshay Kumar and Kareena Kapoor Khan. However, Kartik’s over-zealous team sprang into action too quickly. Says the source from Dharma, “Kartik had been sent feelers from Dharma to meet for a possible role, nothing concrete. But his team messed it up by splashing the news that he had been signed by Karan Johar. No such thing had actually happened. As if this was not enough to piss off Karan, Kartik’s team also leaked out the false news that Kartik was going to be paired with Kareena Kapoor, when she was actually opposite Akshay in the film.” Unconfirmed sources from Karan Johar’s production house also claim that Kartik asked for far too much money. “He thinks he’s an A-list star now and should be paid accordingly. Sadly the producers don’t agree,” says a trade ..
                 

Kartik Aaryan signed by Ajay Kapoor for Hindi remake of Kirik Party

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Producer Ajay Kapoor of Kyta Productions joins hands with the current sensation Kartik Aaryan, who shot to fame with his recent super hit Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety, for the Hindi remake of Kannada blockbuster Kirik Party. It's a coming of age, romantic film which promises sensational chartbuster music. The film deals with a central theme of how friendship and love can turn a boy into a compassionate man. Kirik Party is one of the highest grossing Kannada film which ran in cinemas for an impressive 150 days. The producers have roped in National Award winner Abhishek Jain as director, who won National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Gujarati for Wrong Side Raju. He is also known for directing the superhit movie Bey Yaar. Confirming the news, producer Ajay Kapoor says, "We at Kyta Productions are very excited to start work on the Hindi remake of Kannada blockbuster Kirik Party with Gen-X star Kartik Aaryan. The film will also mark the directorial debut of Abhishek Jain, an extremely tal..
                 

Deepika Padukone SHOCKS the internet with her lovey-dovey birthday wish for Katrina Kaif

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We know there is a lot of history which went down between Katrina Kaif and Deepika Padukone, courtesy – Ranbir Kapoor. On many occasions, Deepika has spoken about the time when Ranbir Kapoor was dating her and ended their relationship to be with Katrina Kaif. She made no bones about the fact that Ranbir cheated on her with Katrina and that ended up spoiling their relationship. Deepika and Katrina have never seen eye to eye since then, despite Deepika finally moving on with Ranveer Singh. Now, she has left us shocked by publicly extending olive branch to her on her birthday. She took to Instagram to wish Katrina with a sweet message. It read: ‘Happy birthday. Wishing you good health and happiness always.’  Looks like after Katrina’s break up with Ranbir, Deepika has finally come to terms with her hurtful past and has decided to let bygones be bygones and start afresh with this leggy beauty. Despite being hurt in love, DP has always maintained very cordial relationship with Ranbir Kapoo..
                 

‘No profit sharing with Priyanka Chopra for Shonali Bose film’, confirms producer’s spokesperson

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Priyanka Chopra is going all-out to re-establish her career. And we welcome her back. She is after all, a global star and has done the country proud. However, the myths being propagated about her comeback all converge on one topic, ‘How to make her look bigger more market-friendly than Deepika Padukone’. Firstly, the myth about her first post-comeback Bollywood film, it was claimed that Priyanka was being paid Rs 12 crores for the Salman Khan starrer Bharat. “False,” says a source from the Bharat team. “In fact Priyanka generously offered to do the film for free. Bhai (Salman Khan) insisted on a token fee of Rs. 1 crore.” The new utterly ludicrous myth about Priyanka Chopra’s pay for her second post-comeback film to be directed by Shonali Bose goes like this: Priyanka won’t take any upfront payment for the project but will instead share in the profits. According to a report, “Shonali Bose’s film banks on Priyanka and Zaira Wasim, who plays her daughter in the movie. Priyanka understoo..
                 

Saif Ali Khan talks about Sacred Games controversy

2 days ago  
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Saif Ali Khan is winning it with his amaze portrayal of troubled yet honest police inspector in Anurag Kashyap – Vikramaditya Motwane’s Sacred Games on Netflix. Sacred Games has become the talk of the town and is amongst the most watched show on Netflix right now. Saif Ali Khan is pleasantly surprised with so much adulation coming his way for Sacred Games but at the same time, he is not very thrilled with the controversies with regard to the content. He said that actors are soft targets for people and sometimes, they are criticised to gain attention. He also said that while everyone has a right to express, filmmakers can’t make movies based on the guidelines of how not to offend someone. He then gave the example of a peaceful protest against Donald Trump in London and the only government directive rebels got was to be polite in expressing themselves. He also then addressed the comparison between his character Sartaj Singh and Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s mafia don Ganesh Gaitonde. Though pla..
                 

Alia Bhatt - Ranbir Kapoor's NDA pact

2 days ago  
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You won’t hear either Alia Bhatt or Ranbir Kapoor talking about their relationship, and with good reason. The couple is apparently superstitious about their newly-found affection for one another. A friend of Ranbir discloses, “He has been in several relationships that have not worked out and would like nothing more than to opt for an emotional stability missing in his life so far. Alia makes Ranbir feel better about himself than anyone he has met. He desperately wants the relationship to work out.” Alia Bhatt too has been in a dead-end relationship with Sidharth Malhotra. Neither Ranbir nor Alia is keen to shout out from rooftops about their relationship. Apparently, Karan Johar who is close to both Ranbir and Alia has also advised the couple to “lie low” until they are sure of their relationship. When I asked a close friend of Ranbir’s about the secrecy surrounding his new relationship the friend said, “Give them a chance to let their relationship grow. At the moment anything that Ra..
                 

BREAKING: Karan Johar ropes in Diljit Dosanjh & Kiara Advani to star in the Kareena Kapoor Khan – Akshay Kumar starrer

4 days ago  
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Finally, it looks like the Dharma Productions’ head honcho Karan Johar has finalised his second lead pair for the much awaited film starring Kareena Kapoor Khan and Akshay Kumar in lead roles. While Kareena has already confirmed that she is starring in the Dharma movie helmed by director Raj Mehta by the end of this year, it was later announced that Akshay Kumar has been roped in opposite her in the flick. Aside from them, the plot revolves around another couple and there were many names discussed like Kartik Aaryan and Janhvi Kapoor who were prospectively discussed for the roles. But it seems that the makers have finally decided on final names. According to our sources associated with the project, Diljit Dosanjh and Kiara Advani have been roped in to play second leads. The story revolves around two couples and their journey through life. It is interesting that Kareena Kapoor Khan and Akshay Kumar will come together after a span of about nine years (with an exception of Bebo’s guest a..
                 

SCOOP: Luv Ranjan ropes in Mohit Suri to direct a film for his banner

4 days ago  
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After the blockbuster success of Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety starring Kartik Aaryan, Nushrat Bharucha and Sunny Singh, filmmaker Luv Ranjan is definitely soaring high. The filmmaker has many projects in the pipeline and with some of the most celebrated actors in the country. With an array of upcoming projects, Luv Ranjan is definitely taking his production house to next level. Now, a source has revealed that Luv Ranjan has roped in Ek Villain director Mohit Suri to helm a project for his banner. While it is unclear what film exactly Mohit will be directing and who are the actors starring in it, it is reportedly clear that the two filmmakers are teaming up for a film. The project and the cast are yet to revealed. Meanwhile, Mohit Suri recently directed a commercial for a phone brand which starred Kriti Kharbanda and Sidharth Malhotra. Interestingly, he will reportedly reunite with Sidharth Malhotra for a project with producer Ekta Kapoor. Another interesting scoop was that Ek Villain sequel..
                 

DaBangg Tour side effect: Salman Khan effectuates Katrina Kaif – Jacqueline Fernandez patch up

4 days ago  
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Salman Khan’s current concert tours in the US and Canada are proving a success in more ways than one. Not only have the concerts been getting fabulous footfalls, Salman Khan has managed a miracle of sorts by bringing about a rapprochement between his two warring lady friends,Katrina Kaif and Jacqueline Fernandez. Apparently Salman Khan told both the ladies to give up their mutual hostilities. “Salman sat them down one evening and even offered to lock them up in one room until they sorted out their differences, just like Jeetendra had locked up Sridevi and Jaya Prada once upon a time. But such extreme measures were not required, as Katrina and Jacqueline kissed and hugged in Salman’s presence and promised to remain cordial to one another. What’s more? They’ve kept their word and are often spotted together when not performing on stage during the current concerts tours,” says a member of Salman’s team. That’s what we call Bhai-chara. Also Read: WATCH: Jacqueline Fernandez takes us throug..
                 

SCOOP: Anil Kapoor’s next production to be directed by daughter Rhea Kapoor’s boyfriend Karan Boolani

4 days ago  
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The industry is abuzz with whispers of a second marriage in Anil Kapoor’s family. After elder daughter Sonam Kapoor, Rhea Kapoor may soon tie the knot with long-term beau Karan Boolani. But, before that, it is reliably learnt that Karan is all set to direct a film which Anil and Rhea will produce. Says a source close to the development, “Karan Boolani will direct a film that Anil and his daughter Rhea will co-produce. The film is likely to star Sonam Kapoor.” Rhea Kapoor has been friends with Karan Boolani for close to five years now. The couple has so far refrained from making any comments about their relationship. But sources close to Anil Kapoor confirm marriage in the near future. Also Read: Here’s how Rajinikanth is connected to the Anil Kapoor, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan starrer Fanney Khan..
                 

Nandita Das to be conferred with prestigious Prabasi Odia Samman

5 days ago  
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Delhi-based think tank Odisha Forum will soon confer the prestigious Prabasi Odia Samman to 6 eminent persons on July 13. Among the 6 honourees is actor, thinker, filmmaker and activist Nandita Das, who will be conferred the award at Odisha Forum’s annual function at the PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry, New Delhi. Commenting her receipt of this award, “While I never lived in Odisha, my father has instilled in me his own passion for Odiya food, craft, arts and culture. In my childhood, I went to Odisha every single year. So while I feel like a global citizen, I still feel deeply connected to my roots in Odisha. Though I always say I’m half Odiya, half Gujarati and I’ve done films in 10 different languages - it’s nice to be pan-Indian - it also does feel special to be selected for this honour by the Odisha Forum.” Nandita Das will be joined by Dr Swarup Ranjan Mishra, a member of parliament from Kenya who is also a reputed doctor and social worker, Dr Susmita Mohanty, a space entre..
                 

Dulquer Salmaan to receive a special pre-birthday gift from Karwaan director Akarsh Khurana

5 days ago  
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Dulquer Salmaan who is all set to mark his Bollywood debut with Karwaan, is all set to turn a year older. But even before his birthday that falls in the end of this month, the actor received a pre-birthday gift from director Akarsh Khurana. Akarsh Khurana will be gifting Dulquer the blue van that he travels in, with co-stars Irrfan Khan and Mithila Palkar on board, throughout in Karwaan. While talking about the gift, Akarsh shared, “There are two reasons for gifting DQ this van. One, of course, is emotional. It was almost like an important character in the film and the two spent a lot of time together. Two, it’s been through a lot of wear and tear and is all beat up now. It needs an automobile fanatic like DQ to give it a new lease of life,” adding that the van travelled from Mumbai to Bangalore, Ooty, Kochi, in fact, all over Kerala, eventually finding its way back to Aram Nagar in Andheri. Revealing why he chose this van in particular for the comedy-drama, Akarsh says it was for its..
                 

Katrina Kaif is ga-ga over reuniting with Shah Rukh Khan in Zero, dishes deets on working with Aamir Khan for Thugs Of Hindostan!

5 days ago  
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Katrina Kaif is just back from Da-Bangg Reloaded tour and is eyeing for two major releases! She will be seen essaying the role of a diva in Anand L Rai’s Zero which stars Shah Rukh Khan. Her second big release is of course Yash Raj Films’ Thugs Of Hindostan which has Aamir Khan, Fatima Sana Shaikh and Amitabh Bachchan in lead roles. Kat couldn't help but gush about both her co-stars Shah Rukh and Aamir as she revealed her individual dynamics with them. She said that it was great reuniting with Shah Rukh after Jab Tak Hai Jaan and it really is enriching working with him because they get each other's aesthetic as actors. She further said that he gets what she does and often appreciates her. Aside from acting, he also has a lot of respect for her photography skills! Now that's something new! After SRK, Katrina spoke about Aamir Khan and how it has helped her to collaborate with him. She said that he and her director Vijay Krishna Acharya have not compromised on anything while filming Thu..
                 

Is the Ajay Devgn starrer Chanakya a period film?

6 days ago  
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We all remember the Prakash Jha multi-starrer Raajneeti which was based on Mahabharata. The story very specifically revolved around the main sub plots of the epic story and interestingly Ajay Devgn was a part of it too. Now, just a day ago, it was revealed that Neeraj Pandey is making a film on political and economics strategist Chanakya starring Ajay Devgn. Based on the much popular Chanakya Niti [Strategies of Chanakya], the film we hear will not be a period drama. Recent reports suggest that Chanakya will be adapted to the current era. The speculations here claim that the film will be set against the backdrop of a socio-political situation wherein Ajay Devgn will play a strategist. Even though the film will not belong to the Maurya period, it seems that the protagonist essayed by Ajay will make use of the Chanakya Niti in the film for varied decisions. Not too long ago, there many reports that created buzz stating that Akshay Kumar will play a similar role in D. Chandraprakash Dwiv..
                 

Yay! Saif Ali Khan and Sara Ali Khan sign a film together?

6 days ago  
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This surely looks like a casting coup of the decade! There is a buzz in the grapevine that Saif Ali Khan has signed a new film with his darling daughter Sara Ali Khan and no prizes for guessing that they will be playing father-daughter in the movie as well. The film in question is set to be directed by Nitin Kakkar, who made the critically acclaimed Filmistan. The movie will give an insight into the modern day relationship between a father and daughter and is a slice of life take on the whole equation. The film is set to have a light, comical tone and will also give insights and a message for masses too. Now, this sure is pretty interesting on paper but we are curious to know how it gets implemented on screen. There is no official confirmation on the project but we are sure that both Saif and Sara will not let go of this golden opportunity. Sources claim that both have read and loved the script and have also given a nod to the project. We hope that the makers announce the movie pretty..
                 

Rajnikanth’s wife Latha embroiled in CHEATING case, charges pressed against her for fraud

7 days ago  
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In a shocking turn of events, Rajinikanth’s wife Latha is involved in a cheating case and there are charges pressed against her for non-payment of dues. This is with regard to failure to pay dues to an advertising company. The amount is as high as Rs. 6 crores which Latha Rajinikanth has to pay. Supreme Court has taken the matter in its hands and has ordered for a trial. There will be a probe in this matter by the Apex Court and then charge sheet against Latha will be filed. What happened was that a company called Ad Bureau lent Rs 10 crores to Soundarya Rajinikanth to make Kochadaiyaan. According to the court’s orders, there was undertaking signed in Latha’s name that if Soundarya fails to pay her dues, then she would have too. Hence, the charges are pressed against her now. Latha’s counsel has disputed this and therefore the matter is in court. On professional front, Rajinikath’s much awaited film 2.0 got a release date after a lot of delay. His producer Shankar took to Twitter to a..
                 

Priyanka Chopra, Anushka Sharma, Bhumi Pednekar and other actresses applaud SC Verdict on Nirbhaya Rape case

7 days ago  
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The events that unfolded on the night of December 16, 2012 left the entire nation in shock as a well-educated 23 year old girl fell prey to six rapists. She was beaten, raped and even tortured in a private bus. The brutality of the incident that were reported later not only made the nation tremble but India as a country joined hands to bring justice for Jyoti Singh Pandey, aka Nirbhaya. Now six years, after the case, the Supreme Court has passed a landmark judgement to hang the rapists and here’s how Bollywood extended its support. After a long battle, Nirbhaya aka Jyoti Singh’s death created a furore followed by activists constantly pressurizing the government to take severe action against rapists including death penalty. Although the actual sentence for rape is a seven year imprisonment, the Supreme Court decided to deviate from it owing to the heinous and brutal ways Jyoti was tortured during the rape in 2012, followed by which the Supreme Court sentenced them to death by hanging. ..
                 

Revealed: Kareena Kapoor Khan to give her stylist to Sara Ali Khan and this is the REASON!

7 days ago  
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Kareena Kapoor Khan and many such Bollywood actresses have their own stylists and are often comfortable working with them for almost all their films and public appearances. Such is the relation of Kareena Kapoor Khan and her special stylist Pompy. In fact, if you check out the Instagram of Pompy you will find several pictures of the stylist and his muse, Kareena from their varied outings. And keeping all of these into consideration, the actress still decided to go ahead and ask Pompy to help Sara Ali Khan in Simmba. When Saif Ali Khan decided to get married to Kareena Kapoor Khan, there were various speculative theories about the kind of relation the actress shares with Saif’s kids with Amrita Singh, Sara Ali Khan and Ibrahim Khan. However, the Kapoor lady shunned all the rumours by posting pictures with both the kids. Furthermore, she has also often spoken about the friendly relation she shares with her husband’s children Ibrahim and Sara. In fact, in the past too, there have been re..
                 

SANJU: Rajkumar Hirani and Vicky Kaushal to attend special screening of Ranbir Kapoor starrer at La Trobe University

7 days ago  
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When it comes to the popularity of the Sanjay Dutt biopic, Sanju, it is a known fact that the film is going places. After wooing hearts at the box office, the Ranbir Kapoor starrer is all set receive an honour. The film has been selected by the prestigious La Trobe University in Australia for a special screening. If recent reports are to be believed, the screening will be attended by Rajkumar Hirani and Vicky Kaushal. While Ranbir Kapoor is busy with his other work commitments, Vicky who played the role of Kamlesh Kapasi is expected to join Hirani in Melbourne. The Indian Film Festival of Melbourne is a celebration of Indian cinema in the land down under. This year the festival will be taking place from 10th - 22nd August 2018, under the unifying theme of inclusion. This year, the festival is delighted and proud to present Rajkumar Hirani as the key guest who will celebrate Indian Cinema along with the diaspora at IFFM. The director who’s currently riding on a huge success wave after ..
                 

CONFIRMED! Rajinikanth - Akshay Kumar’s 2.0 to finally release on November 29, 2018

7 days ago  
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Rajinkanth – Akshay Kumar’s 2.0 is all set to release on November 29, 2018 as tweeted by the film’s director Shankar. Shankar tweeted last night, confirming the date of this much delayed, big budget movie. He wrote, “Hi everyone..  at last the VFX companies promised the final delivery date of the VFX shots. The movie will release on Nov 29th 2018.” The movie stars Rajinikanth in a lead role and Akshay Kumar is set to play a villain in the film. The new poster has a large bird as its central feature, which is, in fact, Akshay’s character. The plot of the film will revolve around the classic Good triumphs over Evil, as suggested by the poster. The film’s production house Lyka Production tweeted, “With Great Pride and Immense Excitement announcing the release date of our #MagnumOpus #2Point0 -  November 29Th, 2018. Gear up to view the Ultimate Clash.” For those who don’t know, 2.0 is a sequel to Rajini’s hit Enthiran/ Robot which came out in 2010. 2.0 is made on a huge budget and fancy V..
                 

Complaint filed against Nawazuddin Siddiqui and the makers for insulting Rajiv Gandhi on Netflix show Sacred Games

8 days ago  
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Sacred Games starring Saif Ali Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, and Radhika Apte is getting rave reviews from critics and the audience. The show, which has a gripping plotline, is currently streaming on Netflix. It has only been five days since it began streaming but the outrage has already begun against the show and the makers. A complaint has been filed against actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui and the producers of the first Indian Netflix series for insulting late Congress Prime Minister, Rajiv Gandhi. In the complaint, the streaming giant Netflix has also been mentioned by the complainant from West Bengal. In the letter written by Rajiv Sinha to the Kolkata Police, the complainant mentions that Nawazuddin Siddiqui's character Ganesh Gaitonde has abused the late Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi and has called him fattu (which translates to pu*** in the subtitle). The complaint also states that the facts have been misrepresented in the show during the PM's reign. The complaint is in regards to the fou..
                 

Mithun Chakraborty’s son Mahaakshay gets married!

8 days ago  
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MIthun Chakraborty’s son got married in a private ceremony in Ooty to his girlfriend Madalsa Sharma who also is an actress. Mahaakshay AKA Mimoh was supposed to get married on July 7 but amidst rape charges and police investigation, he could not tie the knot and there was news update that bride’s family left the venue, cancelling the wedding. But these reports were false because the wedding got postponed and not cancelled. Mimoh and his mother Yogeeta Bali got an anticipatory bail post which, the couple tied a knot on Tuesday afternoon in a quiet ceremony. Looking at the picture, both look happy in each other’s presence and are glowing. Well, the situation is little more complicated than it seems because the police have established grounds to lodge a FIR against Mimoh. For those who don’t know, there have been serious allegations against Mimoh that he raped and cheated a woman under a pretext of marriage. There has been a complaint lodged against his mother Yogeeta Bali for threatenin..
                 

Has Bhumi Pednekar replaced Kriti Sanon in Womaniya?

8 days ago  
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Not too long ago, we had reported that Anurag Kashyap expressed keen interest in making a woman-centric film. We are talking about Womaniya which was to feature Taapsee Pannu alongside Kriti Sanon. However, later reports claimed that Kriti had quit the film owing to her busy schedules. Now, it is being said that Bhumi Pednekar has been approached for the same role. It is a known fact that Kriti Sanon has three films in hand. Starting with Housefull 4, the actress has also started prep for the war drama Panipat and will later kick-off Luka Chuppi. Keeping in mind that she already has these projects in the pipeline, Kriti we hear couldn't go ahead with Womaniya. On the other hand, the makers have expressed a keen interest in signing Bhumi Pednekar. The actress' spokesperson, however, has stated in reports that she is currently reading many scripts but hasn't finalized on one. For the uninitiated, Womaniya is based on real-life women sharpshooters Prakashi and Chandro Tomar. The two sist..
                 

Sharman Joshi to get this award-winning play to India

9 days ago  
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Sharman Joshi isn’t seen in Bollywood films that often! But what keeps him super busy are his plays. Well, many would be aware that the 3 Idiots actor is quite fond of theatre and likes to spend a lot of his time doing plays. Now, in a unique move of sorts, Sharman is planning on bringing a Laurence Olivier award winning play, The Play That Goes Wrong to India. For the same, Sharman Joshi has tied up with a UK firm for the same and the play will also feature him. The West End play, that received applauds for its comic timings, will be a one of a kind plays in the Indian theatre zone. It will feature some never-seen-before acts and stunts including actors jumping off high platforms and even flying in the air. It is being said that this play falls into the genre of action comedy. Further reports suggest that Sharman Joshi even went on to meet West End plays to seek their permission to get the play to India. These reports claim that they were quite impressed in Sharman and believed that ..
                 

Priyanka Chopra begins prep for her next Hindi film with Shonali Bose titled The Sky Is Pink

9 days ago  
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Priyanka Chopra has been making headlines over her romance with Hollywood pop sensation Nick Jonas. After a whirlwind romance and travelling with him around the world, Priyanka returned to Mumbai on June 6 to begin preparations for her next Hindi films. Just this weekend, she confirmed that her next film is The Sky Is Pink and will be helmed by Margarita with a Straw director Shonali Bose. Priyanka Chopra shared an Instagram story of the script draft and wrote, “And it begins #prep #hindifilm.” The dialogues have been written by Juhi Chaturvedi and additional screenplay by Nilesh Maniyar. According to the reports, The Sky Is Pink is a story about a girl named Aisha Chaudhary who was diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis at the age of 13. She became a motivational speaker after her diagnosis. Shonali Bose had last directed the critically acclaimed film Margarita with a Straw which starred Kalki Koechlin in the lead. The actress has currently in India to begin shooting for her next project ..
                 

SCOOP: Katrina Kaif to join Salman Khan and Priyanka Chopra in BHARAT?

9 days ago  
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If all goes well, Priyanka Chopra and Katrina Kaif, both of whom celebrate their birthday this month, will share screen space for the first time. While Priyanka Chopra has indeed bagged the lead in the new Salman Khan starrer Bharat, there is a strong buzz in the Salman camp that Katrina Kaif will also be part of this epic proposal. The film will subsume all of Indian history from 1947 to present times. While Salman will go through the many transitions in the historical narrative, Priyanka will feature in a couple of segments donning different physical avatars. Katrina, says the buzz, will appear in a very significant episode. An informed source says, “It’s not known how or where she will be found in the plot. But Katrina is definitely part of Bharat in a very significant way.” When probed further on her role the source says, “See, the director Ali Abbas Zafar is a very close friend of Katrina. She was the leading in his first film Mere Brother Ki Dulhan and they have remained close f..
                 

Fresh legal trouble for Salman Khan; Forest dept issues notice of illegal construction

10 days ago  
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It seems like no matter what, actor Salman Khan will always find himself in the middle of legal tussles. No sooner had Salman’s previous legal battles ended when now news surfaces that the Race 3 star has landed in the midst of yet another tussle. This time Salman’s legal battle is with the Maharashtra Forest Department that have issued the actor a notice for illegal constructions at his Panvel farmhouse. This notice that was served to the actor on June 9 along with Salman’s father Salim Khan came after a complaint was filed by a Non Resident Indian who also has property in the area. The said notice had a response time of within 7 days, failing which the state forest department would take necessary action. As per the notice, the Khan family is accused of carrying out illegal cement/ concrete work at the Panvel farmhouse named Arpita Farms for which an offence was registered on November 21, 2017 on account of violation of the Forest Act. However, on the other hand responding to these r..
                 

BREAKING: Salman Khan green lights third part in Ek Tha Tiger franchise

11 days ago  
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Salman Khan has become synonymous with the role of the Indian spy Tiger. After films like Ek Tha Tiger and Tiger Zinda Hai, we now hear that the actor is all set to return for a third part. This comes after the roaring success, the previous two releases in the series enjoyed at both the domestic and international box office. Commenting on the third installment in the Tiger series, a source close to the developments says, "Yes Salman Khan will return as Tiger in the third film. In fact Yash Raj Film is very happy with Ali Abbas Zafar and approached him for the third as well.” Continuing further, the source also informs us that work on the third part of the Tiger franchise has already begun, “Preliminary discussions about the film have already begun and Salman Khan has agreed to be part of the film as well. Currently the finer details of the venture are being worked out and should be locked by end of the year.” If that wasn’t all, the yet untitled third film in the Tiger franchise will ..
                 

BREAKING: Sajid Nadiadwala buys rights of R Madhavan, Arya starrer Vettai

11 days ago  
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With the trend of South films being remade in Hindi continuing, yet another film that has joined the list is Vettai. The Tamil film starring R Madhavan and Arya in lead roles is about two brothers essayed by both actors respectively. Now sources claim that the film will be remade in Hindi by none other than Sajid Nadiadwala. Sources claim that Sajid Nadiadwala has bought the rights of Vettai which was directed by N. Linguswamy. Besides these, the rest of the details are currently under wraps. The casting and other details are yet to be locked since they are in the initial stages. It is also yet to be seen if Linguswamy himself will direct the Hindi version. This year, Nadiadwala’s other remake, Baaghi 2 which was adapted from the Telugu blockbuster Kshanam went on to become a big box office success. On the other hand, speaking of Vettai, the film revolves around the story of two brothers, a policeman and a rogue who tries to be each other’s strengths and help each other overcome their..
                 

Salman Khan’s Da-Bangg Tour faces backlash from US audiences after organizers goof up!

11 days ago  
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Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, Jacqueline Fernandez, Sonakshi Sinha and a few others from their team are touring across US and Canada. While that is a well-known fact, the performance event that was recently held in Vancouver, was obviously an overflowing show. But Gold Spade Entertainment that organized the event is now receiving flak from the audience for its major goof ups and mismanagement. One of them was when the tickets got double booked. If reports are to be believed, Patron Perminder Chouhan, his friend Rahul Gill, Avtar S Virdi and many such audiences who had purchased the VVIP passes worth $5000 each, expressed their concerns in recent reports. Chouhan was one of the few ones who even alleged that he was thrown out of the event because his seats were occupied by someone else. He insisted on how the site double booked tickets and when he found another couple sitting on his seats, the security pushed him out of the event reportedly. Furthermore, in a statement given by Chouhan in..
                 

Mithun Chakraborty’s son Mahaakshay will not receive anticipatory bail from Bombay High Court

12 days ago  
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Earlier this week, Mimoh aka Mahaakshay came under scrutiny after the son of veteran actor Mithun Chakraborty was accused of rape by a girl. A complaint was registered against him by a Bhojpuri actress [whose name is kept under wraps] in Delhi. On the other hand, Mahakshay, who is prepping for his marriage, approached the Bombay High Court and his plea has now been dismissed. Just a few days ago, we had reported that Mahaakshay and his actress-mother Yogita Bali were accused of torturing the said victim. Considering that the marriage in the Chakraborty household is hardly a few days away, the family decided to seek the help of Bombay High Court. On the other hand, the victim and her lawyer had revealed in earlier reports that Mahakshay would be arrested before he marries Madalsa Sharma. Followed by the reports, the Chakraborty family moved the Bombay High Court for an anticipatory bail. But their plea was rejected by Justice Ajay Gadkari who reportedly also directed them to apply the ..
                 

Here’s why the makers of Arjun Reddy planned to prepone the Mumbai schedule for Shahid Kapoor

12 days ago  
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Arjun Reddy, that has created waves at every awards function in the Telugu industry this year, will now have a Hindi remake. The film, which was slated to go on floor in Mumbai later on, has been advanced and shifted to August. The film’s earlier schedule was expected to clash with the delivery of Mira Rajput, who is expecting her second child with Shahid Kapoor. The arrival of Shahid’s second born is hardly a few months away with Mira Rajput already in her final trimester. However, Shahid Kapoor is yet to wrap up his final commitment which is to kick off the first schedule of Sandeep Vanga’s Arjun Reddy remake. Owing to the clash and considering that Shahid also cancelled his babymoon, earlier, the makers want to make it all easier for the actor. Hence, they have decided to retain the first schedule in Mumbai itself. In fact, the Arjun Reddy makers are planning to erect the sets in a Mumbai studio so that it is easier for Shahid Kapoor to spend time with his family, at the same time ..
                 

Salman Khan felicitated as global ambassador for peace in Washington DC

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Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone keeping date calendar empty for their year-end wedding

12 days ago  
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Weddings bells are indeed in the offing for Bollywood’s favourite unmarried couple. Sources close to both Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone confirm that the pair intends to tie the knot in November this year. “The families of both have started the wedding shopping in right earnest. And the couple is signing no new films. They want to keep November and December free for the wedding and the subsequent honeymoon. Ranveer will finish his work on his two pending films, Zoya Akhtar’s Gully Boy and Rohit Shetty’s Simmba. After this, he will take a break for the wedding and start Kabir Khan’s ‘83 early next year. As for Deepika, she is not committing herself to any new assignments until next year, so she can devote all her time to the wedding preparations,” says a source close to the couple. There the is talk of Ranveer - Deepika opting for a destination wedding in Greece. However, sources close to the couple rubbish these rumours. “Ranveer and Deepika are too Hindustani to go for anything b..
                 

Mahakshay Chakraborty and Madalsa’s wedding will happen, confirms latter’s mother Sheetal Sharma

13 days ago  
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Just earlier this week, Mimoh aka Mahakshay Chakraborthy, resurfaced on the news front, albeit in a controversial way. The son of legendary actor Mithun Chakraborthy was facing allegations from Bhojpuri actress of rape and terminating pregnancy. On the other hand, a few weeks ago, there were reports about his engagement with another actress Madalsa Sharma. Now, four days away from his wedding, Madalsa’s mother has gone on to confirm in media reports that the wedding is indeed happening. Mahakshay Chakraborty has been alleged of raping a Bhojpuri actress under the pretext of marriage in 2015. Furthermore, she has further gone to accuse of Mimoh and his mother Yogeeta Bali of plotting and terminating her pregnancy in the same year. Owing to the same, a case has been registered against the star kid-actor on Tuesday in Begumpur Police station, New Delhi under varied sections like 376, 328, 313, 417, and 506 of the Indian Penal Code. According to the statement given by the lawyer of actres..
                 

Revealed: This is the new home of Sonam K Ahuja and Anand S Ahuja in Mumbai

13 days ago  
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For everyone who has been wondering about the marital life of Sonam K Ahuja aka Sonam Kapoor, let us tell you that amidst all her hectic schedules, the actress has been shuttling between three different cities. While her hubby Anand is a London based businessman, the actress is now planning to settle in Mumbai along with her hubby. And she has also started working towards it. Do you remember the Sunteck apartments where one of her wedding ceremonies were held? Sonam Kapoor will be shifting to her pad in the same high rise in Bandra which she reportedly wants to be her marital home. As of now, Sonam has been spending time with her family at her Juhu residence whenever she is in Mumbai. However, she has already started work on her Bandra Sunteck residence. It seems that the actress is keen on wrapping up the interiors by August. Sonam Kapoor will kick off The Zoya Factor that month with Dulquer Salmaan. So the actress is planning on finishing work by then. On the other hand, Anand Ahuja..
                 

Zero: Shah Rukh Khan to shoot underwater sequences and we are curious to see it!

13 days ago  
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Not surprisingly, Zero has been one of the most awaited films of Shah Rukh Khan. The film will feature the actor for the first time in the role of a dwarf. But besides that there are many intriguing elements that has been making news. The latest one is about underwater sequences. As per recent reports, Shah Rukh Khan has shot for underwater sequences for Zero. The actor apparently filmed the same during his New York schedule which was wrapped up recently. Reports have it that these sequences were definitely not a cakewalk.  While sources were reportedly quoted stating that the underwater sequences were gruelling, Shah Rukh Khan was all prepped up for it. In fact, these reports claim that the superstar completed filming the underwater portions in a span of a day. Truly bravo, we must say! Speaking of his shoot schedule for Zero, let us remind you that Shah Rukh Khan has wrapped up the last leg of this Aanand L. Rai directorial. In fact, post the film, the actor has already taken off on..
                 

Revealed: Kunal Kohli speaks about his next ambitious project which is the epic tale of RAMAYANA

14 days ago  
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If Aamir Khan is keen on adapting the epic story of Mahabharata for the big screen, here’s Kunal Kohli who wants to make another mythological fare for the audiences. He is keen on adapting the epic tale of the Ram – Sita – Raavana story into a feature film and it will apparently not star any A-listers. Kunal Kohli recently spoke about the film to media reports stating that he is not just directing the film but also producing it. He further mentioned that he will launch relatively new faces in this epic tale but refrained to divulge any more details on them. Furthermore, he also asserted that the Ramayana will retain its epic sense and will not be adapted to any contemporary form. He mentioned that he wanted to feature all the characters in their real avatars as mentioned in the epic tale, rather than adapting it into the new generation story. Adding that he is excited about the same, he mentioned that he has been working on the film for quite some time now. He was last working on his ..
                 

Priyanka Chopra gets a notice from BMC for illegal construction

14 days ago  
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Priyanka Chopra, who is busy with her work in India and abroad, has landed in legal soup over unauthorized construction. According to latest reports, a notice has been sent to Priyanka by Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) over illegal construction at a space which has been rented out and her office space adjoining the place. Priyanka Chopra's mom Madhu Chopra's spokesperson confirmed receiving the notice and said in an official statement, "We have received the notice from the BMC. We are coordinating with the officials and have already taken the required appropriate measures." The BMC officials stated that they have received five complaints from a corporator and people who have visited the place that Priyanka Chopra has rented out to a Charisma Beauty Spa and Salon. The complaint states that there have been illegal constructions of the cabins and mezzanine floor. After BMC did a thorough check, they found the allegations to be true and have sent two separate notices - one to th..
                 

BREAKING: Ranbir Kapoor - Sanjay Dutt starrer Shamshera to release on July 31, 2020

14 days ago  
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YRF’s action spectacle Shamshera that pits Ranbir Kapoor and Sanjay Dutt in a bloody face off on the big screen is set to release on July 31, 2020. The film also stars Vaani Kapoor as a gorgeous temptress and her pairing with Ranbir makes it one of the freshest jodis on big screen. The film is set to go on the floors end of 2018 and shooting will wrap by mid 2019. Talking about the movie, Ranbir Kapoor earlier said, “Shamshera is exactly the film I was looking for. While growing up watching Hindi commercial cinema, I had an image of what a film hero should be doing. Shamshera allows me to do everything that I had imagined and it’s a very exciting project for me. Karan is going to take me completely out of my comfort zone and I’m looking forward to this challenge.” Directed by Karan Malhotra, who directed the blockbuster Agneepath, Shamshera is a desi, high-octane masala film. An edge of the seat adventure, it is set in the heartland of India and will have jaw-dropping action sequences..
                 

REVEALED: Mouni Roy to play Rajkummar Rao's wife in Made In China

15 hours ago  
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Not too long ago, we had reported that Dinesh Vijan is gearing up for a quirky comedy Made In China. It was also reported that Rajkummar Rao will be essaying the role of the male lead, after which it was revealed that Mouni Roy will be playing the female lead in the film. Raj plays a struggling Gujarati businessman and Mouni a Mumbai girl who moves to Ahmedabad after marrying him. “She’s a simple housewife, living in a lower-middle-class locality, feisty and crazy about Raj. She’s by his side through his struggle and pushes him to go to China when the opportunity calls. Raj, who wants to give her the best, crosses the Great Wall hoping to become a successful entrepreneur. It’s the couple’s fascinating journey”, said a source close to the development. Interestingly, this is Rajkummar Rao’s second collaboration with Dinesh Vijan after Stree with Shraddha Kapoor. Dinesh is excited to reunite with the versatile Rajkummar and has ‘the sensual and sensitive’ Mouni on board. “We wanted someo..
                 

Varun Dhawan and Anushka Sharma to give 40 days for Sui Dhaaga - Made In India promotions!

17 hours ago  
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Varun Dhawan and Anushka Sharma are India’s most in demand and busiest movie stars but they are ensuring they would go all out for the promotions of Sui Dhaaga - Made In India. A relevant film that talks about finding respect through self-reliance is a universal subject that impacts every youth of the country and both the superstars who are also thought leaders in their own right, want to take the thought of this special film to as many people as possible. They have directed their teams to they want Sui Dhaaga to get maximum visibility and reach and that their calendar should be wiped clear for this purpose. A source close to the film’s team said, “Anushka and Varun saw the first cut of the trailer this week and both were overwhelmed with emotions. They want to go all out and promote this film because they feel there are some very important and relevant messages for the youth of the country. They want to take the film’s heart-touching message to as many people as possible. When actors..
                 

Rani Mukerji starrer Hichki set for a Teacher’s Day release in Russia!

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Rani Mukerji starrer Hichki has won hearts of audiences and critics across the globe ever since its release. The film recently received a standing ovation at the Shanghai International Film Festival (SIFF). Now, Hichki will be dubbed in Russian and is all set to release in the country on Teachers Day, 6th September 2018. Rani Mukerji's stellar performance as a teacher who deals with a nervous disorder Tourette syndrome while changing lives of teenagers from an economically backward background has resonated with audiences, especially the school teachers. Hichki is a heart-warming salute to the positive and life changing impact that teachers can make in the lives of children. Given its universal theme, the film will get a relatively wide release in Russia - across 70 screens and has been titled Ya- Prepod meaning I-Teacher. Producer Maneesh Sharma said, “Hichki has touched the hearts of audiences across age-groups, across countries. The film moved audiences at the Shanghai Film Festiva..
                 

Vicky Kaushal injures his arm in Serbia while shooting for Uri

2 days ago  
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Vicky Kaushal is currently shooting for his film Uri in Serbia. The film is based on Indian army’s surgical strikes in Pakistan occupied Kashmir following the attacks on Uri on September 29, 2016. While shooting for an action sequence, the actor injured his right arm last week. Vicky returned to Mumbai for a few days over the weekend for a prior commitment. According to a source, Vicky had been training daily because the film requires him to pull off some daredevil stunts. During one such sequence, he injured his arm badly and was in unbearable pain. “The doctors said it was due to muscle inflammation and overexertion. He has been undergoing daily physiotherapy sessions. However, Vicky has resumed the shoot in Serbia despite an injury. The team has made arrangements and planned the schedule in a way to ensure that the injury isn’t aggravated,” added the source. Uri produced by Ronnie Screwvala also features Yami Gautam, Paresh Rawal, Kirti Kulhari and Mohit Raina. The film will is dir..
                 

Rahul Gandhi supports makers of Sacred Games over the issue of insulting former PM Rajiv Gandhi

2 days ago  
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The recently released series Sacred Games has been receiving rave reviews from the audience. However, the Netflix original show that is based on a book by the same name has also found itself in the eye of a storm. In fact certain factions have taken objection to the way former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi has been depicted in the series, with a legal notice against the makers being filed as well. Now reacting to the same Rahul Gandhi finally decided to break his silence on the issue while at the same time supporting the makers of the show. Taking to Twitter the President of the Congress Party stated that freedom of expression was and is a fundamental right and the makers of the show should be given that liberty. “BJP/ RSS believe the freedom of expression must be policed and controlled. I believe this freedom is a fundamental democratic right. My father lived and died in the service of India. The views of a character on a fictional web series can never change that”, tweeted the ..
                 

Breaking! Karan Johar turns astrologer (deets inside)

3 days ago  
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Filmmaker and Dharma Productions’ head honcho Karan Johar is all set to add another feather in his cap. After direction, production, hosting shows, judging television reality shows and being a mentor to all the Bollywood newbies, he will don a cap of an astrologer and will predict your future. Yeah, we're not kidding. So, Karan has tied up with the popular restaurant Hakkasan in Bandra for this new venture on the occasion of the establishment's seventh anniversary. So KJo has come up with the concept of 'Macartunes’ which is a cross between traditional fortune cookie and a French Macaron. Karan will fill these treats with quirky messages for the patrons. One of the fortunes reads, “Don't you want your marriage to be like your Insta story? It would erase itself every 24 hours!” These treats are complementary to everyone visiting this high-profile restaurant. This place is already a favourite amongst Bollywood celebrities and this particular special attraction from Karan will ensure mor..
                 

After returning from Dabangg Reloaded Tour, Salman Khan to begin shooting for Bharat

4 days ago  
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Salman Khan, who has been away from India for almost a month, has been busy performing on international stages during his Dabangg Tour Reloaded shows in the USA and Canada. The international leg of the tour began on June 22 in Atlanta and wrapped up in Toronto on July 9. Now, that the concerts are over, Salman Khan will be soon returning to India to begin shooting of Ali Abbas Zafar's next film, Bharat. While Ali Abbas Zafar has been keeping busy finalizing the locations and has been doing reccee. Salman Khan had shot some scenes earlier this year before Race 3 promotions had begun but the film had not completely begun. With Salman Khan returning from Dabangg Reloaded Tour, he is gonna swing back to work and begin the work on his third collaboration with Ali. The actor will yet again treat the audience on the festive season of Eid next year with the release of Bharat. Including stellar performers like Salman Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Disha Patani, Tabu and Sunil Grover, Ali Abbas Zafar d..
                 

Richa Chadda to learn Malayalam for Shakeela biopic; shooting to begin in August

4 days ago  
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Richa Chadha is multi-faceted and over the span of her career, we have seen that over and over again. The actress can definitely act, she can dance, she's an ace singer, she's written and directed a short film and will soon also turn writer. If one has to look at the versatility of her roles, she's been receiving fantastic reviews since she began her career in Gangs of Wasseypur. All of these abilities and the fact that she doesn't shy away from a challenge is clearly what made her bag the role of Shakeela in the biopic which is being directed by Indrajit Lankesh. Richa, who will be seen in the titular role, will begin shooting for the film in August. While she has signed on for the film, there was some massive competition for the part of the adult film star. From what it has been learned, Richa Chadha will be learning the Malayalam language to give the authenticity to the character. The film is said to go on floors in August and Richa is working hard for the role. Talent clearly goes..
                 

Despite rumours, father - daughter duo Saif Ali Khan - Sara Ali Khan not doing a film together

4 days ago  
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Writers in search of enticing copies often come up with brainwaves that have no roots in facts. The latest such idle idol fantasy is the report that   filmmaker named Nitin Kakkad is planning to bring Saif Ali Khan and his daughter Sara Ali Khan together. A source close to Saif Ali Khan’s family pooh-poohs the very idea. “Is Saif nuts to work with his daughter when she’s just starting out? The comparisons would just kill Sara’s career. It would be a very long time before Saif agrees to share frame with his daughter. Anil Kapoor has agreed to come together with his daughter Sonam Kapoor (in Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga) after she has completed a decade in the movies. Perhaps, Saif too, will work with Sara after a decade, and that too if someone comes up with a worthy script.” It’s never a good idea for established actors to share screen space with their progenies. Not too many people know this but Sanjay Leela Bhansali had offered Khamoshi: The Musical to mother - daughter Dimple Ka..
                 

Baaghi 2 actress Disha Patani has shot for a commercial for this coffee brand and here are the deets!

5 days ago  
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After the stupendous success of the Tiger Shroff starrer Baaghi 2, Disha Patani will next be seen in the Salman Khan starrer Bharat. But before that the actress is all set for a new commercial. Amidst many actresses who bag varied endorsements, Disha too has her own share of brand products. And the latest one on that front is Nescafe. In fact, the spokesperson of Disha Patani not only confirmed the developments but also added that the actress has already shot for the ad. On the other hand, some reports claim that Disha has joined Deepika Padukone in the same commercial. While pictures of the said commercial are yet to be out, further details on the said commercial is eagerly awaited. On the other hand, speaking of her films, Bharat is a period drama inspired by the Korean film Ode To My Father. Directed by Ali Abbas Zafar, the film features Disha in the role of a trapeze artist. The actress has been busy prepping for the same as she will be seen doing some daredevil stunts in the film..
                 

Gold: When Akshay Kumar played a prank on everyone on the sets of the film

5 days ago  
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Based on the theme of patriotism, Gold will be releasing marking the occasion of Independence Day. Akshay Kumar, who plays the role of a passionate hockey player and has the aim to win Olympics for an Independent India, may have a serious role on screen. But his off screen humour and pranks are equally famous! The team of the film recently revealed about a funny incident that happened on the sets of Gold. Akshay Kumar had a fun time goofing around with his Gold co-stars. Readers may be aware that recently the song ‘Chad Gayi Hai’ hit the tube. The said number was shot in Mumbai’s Kamalistan studio. It was during the shooting of this song when Akshay pulled off one more prank. Reema Kagti, who has written and directed the sports-drama, shared an anecdote from the song’s shoot, when the majority of the crew, including Mouni, was looking for their footwear as Akshay hid all their shoes in the duct of the studio’s air-conditioner. On the other hand, speaking about the song were the choreo..
                 

Wow! Kamal Haasan and Salman Khan to share screen space for the first time and here is what it is all about

5 days ago  
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We have seen Kamal Haasan and Shah Rukh Khan share screen space in the past. They have come together for one of the most controversial films Hey Ram that was set against the backdrop of India-Pakistan Partition. And now, the South superstar will be sharing screen space for the first time with another Bollywood superstar, Salman Khan. However, let us tell you that they are not collaborating for a film but for the TV show Dus Ka Dum. Kamal Haasan will be a part of the reality show Dus Ka Dum, which is hosted by Salman Khan. The legendary actor will be promoting his upcoming film Vishwaroopam 2 on the show. Interestingly, there is a connection that the two stars share when it comes to TV shows. Let us remind you that both of them are hosts of the controversial reality show Big Boss. While the Hindi version of the show is hosted by Salman Khan, Kamal Haasan hosts the Tamil version of the same show. Big Boss Tamil is in its second season and recently made news when two actress-contestants ..
                 

Actor-politician Shatrughan Sinha raises a new issue for protecting animals

6 days ago  
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Although we don’t hear much of his Bollywood ventures, Shatrughan Sinha is currently in news for his political career. The actor turned politician has now raised a new issue in order to contribute to the welfare of animals. Recent reports reveal that Sinha jumped into action after PETA contacted him about dissection of animals. In fact, Shatrughan Sinha, who is also the Former Health Minister, sent a letter to the Medical Council of India President Dr. Jayshree Mehta in relation to the dissection of animals. The Minister of Parliament has urged the doctor to stop the practices and experimentation on animals for the postgraduate medical courses. He has further extended his support to PETA by asking the Medical Council President to opt for alternative methods. While PETA has claimed that many countries abroad, in places like the U.S and Canada have been using non-animal techniques as a part of the medical courses, they have further asked India to follow the footsteps for protection of t..
                 

Raja Krishna Menon to produce a film featuring Bhavesh Joshi actor Priyanshu Painyuli

6 days ago  
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Raja Krishna Menon, who is super excited about starting his next with Shahid Kapoor, is all set to turn into production. He will be producing the film that will be directed by his former associate Uday Singh. The film is also expected to star Priyanshu Painyuli who last featured in Bhavesh Joshi Superhero. Priyanshu Painyuli, who is happy about receiving this opportunity to work with Raja and Uday, spoke about this untitled film in recent reports. He revealed that Uday had approached him with the story of this film that revolves around three IITians. Elaborating on the same, he also talked about his character Kapil, who is one of the IIT to get into start-up with three of his friends. He mentioned that his role faces a conflict when he is caught between his values and ideologies and a condition that he is asked to fulfill by the investors. Furthermore, Priyanshu was also all praises for director Uday Singh. He reportedly believes that Uday, who is himself an IIT student and also has w..
                 

Zero: Shah Rukh Khan is super IMPRESSED with fan made teaser, praises the makers (Watch video)

6 days ago  
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Shah Rukh Khan recently completed 26 years in the film industry and life has finally come a full circle for him. He also has finished filming for Aanand L Rai’s Zero and is now gearing up to impress us with his superb dwarf act in the film. On the occasion of marking this landmark moment, fan made a teaser of Zero in an animated version impressed the superstar. He shared the teaser on his Twitter timeline with a heartwarming message for the creator of this video. Surely, he must have felt awesome after getting validation from the actor himself! The teaser features SRK and Salman Khan bonding with each other. A while ago, Aanand L Rai too shared an illustration of Shah Rukh Khan as his character in Zero and wrote a beautiful, sentimental message thanking his contribution after the team finished filming it. He wrote, “I really don’t know whether it’s this fantastic person or the magical actor in him who brings smile on my face and happiness on the sets. Love you Khan Saab @iamsrk. Have ..
                 

Neil Nitin Mukesh REVEALS details about the thriller directed by brother Naman

7 days ago  
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Neil Nitin Mukesh who recently announced his impending fatherhood is also taking a step forward in the entertainment business. He will be joining the bandwagon of actor-turned-producers with his maiden production company titled ‘NNM Films’. The outfit will specialize not only in film production but will also dabble in endorsements, events, advertisements, commercials and design. Shedding light on the foray Neil Nitin Mukesh who apart from being an actor is also a singer says, “In the business of entertainment there are no creative boundaries. I have created an identity for myself as an actor but I’m also known as a musician, director and writer which are all aspects of the creative process and now with production it all comes to a full circle for me . Film-making entails multiple layers and facets which is very appealing to me since I’ve always believed in not being typecast. I feel there are so many brilliant stories to be brought to the big screens and it would be fair to give an eq..
                 

After Dilbar, Nora Fatehi to groove on a quirky number with Rajkummar Rao in Stree!

7 days ago  
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Actress and dancing sensation Nora Fatehi is one of the most trending names on social media platforms for her dance videos. Her current video ‘Dilbar’ from John Abraham starrer Satyameva Jayate has been rocking the charts since it released. The song is not only topping the charts but Nora is also being praised for her sensuous dance moves. The self learnt dancer is a force to reckon with especially with those moves. After ‘Dilbar’, Nora Fatehi is now all set to sizzle on screen with her next special song from the upcoming film Stree. It's a horror comedy flick starring Rajkummar Rao, Shraddha Kapoor and Pankaj Tripathi. Nora was recently in Bhopal to shoot the song which also features the lead actor of the film, Rajkummar in it. The duo has already shot for it and the song is said to be rather quirky with regards to their attire. Rajkummar, who himself is a good dancer, will be seeing matching steps with Nora. The song is a fun number which comes at an important intersection of the fi..
                 

Krushna Abhishek openly calls Kapil Sharma his RIVAL, but prays for his good health

7 days ago  
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Kapil Sharma's ill health and subsequent fall from stardom is still a talk of the town. In a shocking turn of events, Kapil went from being the King of Comedy to a person battling issues on personal and professional front which led to his big fall from the popularity charts. Presently, he is recuperating and promises to be back with a bang soon. While he is piecing his life together, his professional rival Krushna Abhishek speaks about him in media. The two have never shied away from the fact that they are rivals and continue to maintain their stand. Despite this, Krushna claims that not all love is lost between them and that he prays for his good health genuinely. Krushna claims that because of their professional rivalry, they could not work or perform together but he did message him after a span of five years upon learning about his ill health. He says that since Kapil is a legendary comedian who brought a lot of other comedians from the fraternity at the forefront, he deserves good..
                 

BREAKING: Ajay Devgn to play Chanakya in Neeraj Pandey directorial

7 days ago  
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Ajay Devgn is on a roll with his signing spree. The actor is starring in several films which will release in the next two years. With Total Dhamaal and two films with Luv Ranjan, his own productions, the actor has his plate full. Now, adding another interesting project in his array of films, Ajay Devgn has announced that he will be playing one of the greatest thinkers in the Indian History, Chanakya, in Neeraj Pandey's next. Ajay Devgn will be playing the title role in the epic drama - Chanakya. The film will be directed by the incredibly talented writer, producer, director Neeraj Pandey. On July 11, Ajay Devgn took to his Twitter to share the announcement with the fans. He wrote, "Looking forward to playing #Chanakya, a film about one of the greatest thinkers in Indian History, directed by @neerajpofficial. @RelianceEnt @FFW_Official @PlanC_Studios @ShitalBhatiaFFW." Commenting on the film, Neeraj Pandey said, “I have been developing this film on Chanakya for quite some time now. It’..
                 

AMMA President Mohanlal confirmed that Dileep would not be re-joining the association

8 days ago  
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AMMA [Association of Malayalam Movie Artists] President Mohanlal recently held a press meet in Kochi wherein he spoke about the uproar that followed by the buzz about Dileep rejoining the association. In the press conference, the Malayalam superstar has asserted that the actor will not be rejoining the association until he has been proven innocent, after he was charged of sexual assault. Considering that the Malayalam actor Dileep recently faced severe action from AMMA and women organizations, the news reports doing the rounds about the actor being invited to join the association created quite a bit of buzz. With women organizations like WCC expressing their concerns, Mohanlal addressed about the issue in the press meet wherein  he also assured that they are all in support of the victim. For the uninitiated, Dileep, who is married to actress Kavya Madhavan, was accused of sexual assault by a co-actress. Although her identity has been maintained under wraps, she has received from many ..
                 

Sunny Deol starrer Bhaiaji Superhit to release on October 19

8 days ago  
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Bhaiaji Superhit starring Sunny Deol, Preity G Zinta, Arshad Warsi, Shreyas Talpade, Ameesha Patel, Sanjay Mishra, Brijendra Kala, Jaydeep Alahwat, Mukul Dev, Pankaj Tripathi and Pankaj Jha will be releasing on October 19, 2018. The action comedy directed by Neerraj Pathak will see Sunny Deol playing a double role for the first time. Bhaiaji Superhit comes across as very funny, hilarious, colourful and larger than life yet emotional film. It showcases the coming together of two vastly different worlds of Bollywood and UP underworld. Presented by Hanwant Khatri and Lalit Kiri, produced by Chirag Mahendra Dhariwaland directed by Neerraj Pathak, Bhaiaji Superhitt will hit the theatres on October 19, 2018. Also Read: Yamla Pagla Deewana Phir Se: Punjabi mundas Dharmendra, Sunny Deol and Bobby Deol TURN Gujaratis and a glimpse of it can be seen in the teaser!..
                 

Nagarjuna returns to Bollywood after 15 years with Alia Bhatt, Ranbir Kapoor and Amitabh Bachchan starrer Brahmastra

8 days ago  
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After successful films, this year, with Sanju and Raazi, Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt are all set to kickstart the second schedule of Brahmastra abroad. The duo, currently is enjoying some downtime, will soon resume work on their fantasy film. Brahmastra, which also stars Amitabh Bachchan, has a new entrant who happens to a huge South superstar. Nagarjuna is all set to make his comeback in Hindi movies with Ayan Mukerji directorial. According to a report, Nagarjuna is set to return to Bollywood after 15 years since his last stint in LOC Kargil in 2003. The report revealed that the South superstar will begin shooting from July 10 alongside Amitabh Bachchan in Mumbai. The actor was looking forward to work in Hindi films for a long time but was unable to find an interesting project. He finally agreed to do Brahmastra and is ready to kickstart the shooting from Tuesday Nagarjuna Akkineni has earlier starred alongside Amitabh Bachchan including Khuda Gawah in 1992. Nagarjuna made his Bolly..
                 

Here’s why Arjun Kapoor and Katrina Kaif may not work together

8 days ago  
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Not many people know this. But Arjun Kapoor is  Katrina Kaif’s rakhi-brother, hence he has been given the license to pull her shapely legs as and when he wants to. The latest example of sibling ribbing is Arjun’s comment on Katrina’s picture looking as if she has dandruff in her hair. While this relationship of bantering between the adoptive siblings has its blithe side there is the other less appealing side to Katrina’s sisterly affections for Arjun. She has decided she cannot ever be paired with Arjun as a romantic lead, no matter how strong the part. Says a source in the know, “The day Katrina adopted Arjun as her rakhi-brother it was decided they’d never be paired together on screen, no matter how tempting the role, unless they play siblings on screen, which is unlikely. Katrina has  made it very clear she won’t romance her bhaiyya on screen.” So here is one Jodi we will never get to see on screen. Also Read: Arjun Kapoor trolls super hot video of Katrina Kaif; Sonam Kapoor, Karan..
                 

Revealed: The next schedule of Shahid Kapoor starrer Arjun Reddy remake will take off in Delhi

9 days ago  
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Just last week, we had reported that the makers of Arjun Reddy remake are preponing the first schedule of the film to help Shahid Kapoor. The actor’s wife Mira Rajput is in her final trimester and will be due for delivery in the next couple of months. Considering the same, the makers not only advanced the schedule of the film but also decided to kick it off in Mumbai itself. While they were scouting a location for their next schedule, now they have found the same in the Indian capital, Delhi. Moreover, the said schedule is expected to go on floor in October and Shahid Kapoor is expected to join them in somewhere in mid of the month. If reports are to be believed, the actor will be taking his paternity break somewhere in early October after the birth of his second child. While the first schedule of Arjun Reddy remake will kick off in Mumbai this month, the makers are also planning on wrapping it up before Shahid takes his break. While the Mumbai schedule too was planned as per Shahid K..
                 

Sushant Singh Rajput, Sanjana Sanghi starrer Fault In Our Stars remake titled as Kizie Aur Manny

9 days ago  
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After much speculation, Fox Star Studios announced The Fault In Our Stars remake with Sushant Singh Rajput and Sanjana Sanghi in the lead. Now the latest update on that front is that the film has been titled Kizie Aur Manny. And it is expected to go on floor in Jamshedpur. Speaking on the same, debutant director Mukesh Chabbra, who is popularly known as a casting director, stated that he was keen on the location of Jamshedpur. He revealed that whilst scouting for locations, he had heard about it from Imtiaz Ali and R Madhavan. So when he arrived at the city for recce he felt it was apt for the film. Further he reasoned that he required the small town vibe for the film. He also described that Jamshedpur is a city with a big heart and cosmopolitan crowd which made it perfect for the film. Kizie Aur Manny is based on the names of the main protagonists. The film, which went on floor today in Jamshedpur, in fact, started with the scene featuring Kizie, played by Sanjana Sanghi. The first s..
                 

Mithun Chakraborty’s son Mahaakshay gets embroiled in RAPE case, marriage POSTPONED!

9 days ago  
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In a very shocking turn of events, veteran dancing star Mithun Chakraborty’s son Mahaakshay or Mimoh has been accused of raping and cheating a woman. Charges have been framed against him and his mother Yogeeta Bali for allegedly raping a woman under a pretext of marriage and then forcibly conducting abortion without her knowledge. Police have established primary grounds for an FIR and are investigating the charges further. Incidentally, Mimoh was supposed to get married on July 7 in Ooty, Tamil Nadu but since police arrived for investigation, the wedding did not take place. According to the reports, the bride’s family left the venue and cancelled the wedding but the Chakrabortys insist that it has just been postponed until the matter is resolved and not cancelled. Both Mahaakshay and Yogeeta Bali were granted anticipatory bail on Saturday and were asked to furnish a personal bond of Rs 1 lakh with two sureties of the like amount by the Special Judge Ashutosh Kumar. For those who don’t..
                 

REVEALED: Kiara Advani joins the Sidharth Malhotra starrer Vikram Batra biopic

11 days ago  
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Few months ago, we had reported that Sidharth Malhotra has been roped in to essay the protagonist in the Vikram Batra biopic. Earlier in the year, we already saw Sidharth playing the role of an army officer in Aiyaary. Now, yet again he will play a similar role, albeit inspired by real life events and people. And the latest update on that front is that Kiara Advani has come on board to play Vikram’s girlfriend. On the other hand, sources also claim that Karan Johar will be producing the film of his protégé. Along with his banner Dharma Productions, the filmmaker will also join hands with Shabbir Boxwala. As for the direction, it will be directed by debutant Vishnu Vardhan. No further information on the film has been divulged and we are also awaiting an official announcement on the details. In earlier reports, we had mentioned that Sidharth Malhotra will play a double role of Vikram and his twin brother Vishal. We had also revealed that his girlfriend Dimple Cheema too wants to explore..
                 

Hrithik Roshan turns down Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Pulimurugan remake?

11 days ago  
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Sanjay Leela Bhansali, who has made magnum opuses like Devdas, Bajirao Mastani and the recent Padmaavat, is all set for another fantasy adventure film. Even though this doesn’t belong to the era of kings, queens and princesses, this one featured Malayalam superstar Mohanlal in the original. We are talking about the actor’s 2016 release Pulimurugan. Pulimurugan is an action adventure with Mohanlal in the lead as a warrior-hunter of sorts who tries to save his village from the wrath of man-eating leopards.  Although the details of the film are yet to be announced, we hear that Sanjay Leela Bhansali was keen on roping in Hrithik Roshan in this action packed role. However, it seems that the actor has denied the same. Sources close to the development said, “Sanjay Leela Bhansali wanted Hrithik Roshan to play the role and even approached him for the film. However, the actor rejected the same and hasn’t even given any reason for it. So now, Bhansali is on a lookout for another actor who can ..
                 

WOAH! Shahid Kapoor shot a three and a half minute long monologue without any cuts in Batti Gul Meter Chalu

11 days ago  
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Shahid Kapoor whose recent release Padmaavat was a huge success at the box office, is currently shooting the climax of his next film Batti Gul Meter Chalu in Mumbai. The film directed by Shree Narayan Singh also stars Shraddha Kapoor and Yami Gautam. Shahid Kapoor who plays a lawyer in the film recently shot for a court-room scene and left the entire team stunned. According to a source, “The monologue in Batti Gul Meter Chalu is even longer than the one that Shahid had performed for Haider. He rehearsed his dialogues during his break. When he came on the sets, he discussed the shot with director Shree Narayan Singh and delivered a cracker of a scene. Shree, Shraddha, Yami and the entire crew present on the sets started clapping for him" His director Shree Narayan Singh is all praises for the actor. He says, "Even if I don’t put any background music in the scene, audiences will still cry watching it. Everybody on the set had become emotional while seeing him perform. I haven’t worked w..
                 

What is Sanjay Dutt getting from his bio-pic Sanju?

11 days ago  
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By now the world knows Rajkumar Hirani’s Sanjay Dutt bio-pic Sanju is a blockbuster. But what is the real Sanjay Dutt getting out of it? Apparently Sanjay Dutt has been given a hefty sum for opening the vaults of his life to his friends. It is also being rumoured that he has been promised a part of the profits A source close to the development reveals, “Sanju didn’t come for free. Sanjay Dutt’s team negotiated hard. They finally settled for an outright Rs. 9-10 crores, plus a portion of the box office profits. Only then were the film’s producer Vidhu Vinod Chopra and director Rajkumar Hirani allowed access to Sanjay Dutt’s life.” Of course several incidents and characters from the real Dutt’s life were requested to be ‘blocked’ from the bio-pic. Names of prominent girlfriends who are now married and settled to blissful matrimony were requested to be barred. “It was made clear from the beginning that it would be a selective bio-pic, and Rajkumar Hirani was okay with that,” says the sou..
                 

After Priyanka Chopra, it’s Parineeti Chopra for this mobile brand

12 days ago  
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Priyanka Chopra became a household name with her big ticket films and huge endorsements. One would remember that she was the Brand Ambassador of the leading mobile manufacturing brand Nokia and now it seems the brand has chosen her cousin sister Parineeti Chopra to take the baton and promote the brand in the Indian market. “Parineeti is a hip, cool star with a huge following on social media. For the brand that wants to connect with the youth of today, Parineeti was an automatic choice to be their Brand Ambassador in India. Parineeti’s big-ticket releases in the coming months, combined with her strong social media game got the brand extremely interested about her. The brand wants to use Parineeti’s equity to position itself with the youth of the country that is extremely mobile savvy,” says a source. While the advertisements of the new commercials are yet to air, Parineeti Chopra has her hands full with multiple projects viz. Namaste England, Sandeep Aur Pinky Fraar and Kesari. Also Re..
                 

Sushant Singh Rajput QUITS Chanda Mama Door Ke, director says it was amicable decision

12 days ago  
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Sushant Singh Rajput was looking forward to playing an astronaut in one of India’s first space films ever. And not to forget the enthusiasm with which he trained in NASA to get into the skin of his character! But all of it will not be a part of Chanda Mama Door Ke anymore. The actor has walked out of the project. However, the director of the film has no issues with Sushant and wished him all the luck. Director Sanjay Puran Singh is neither upset nor angry with Sushant Singh Rajput and if anything, he only has words of praises for the actor. Speaking of this amicable separation of Sushant from Chanda Mama Door Ke, Sanjay maintained that there was constant juggling of dates. While the film was announced a couple of years ago, it never went on floor. Considering the immensity of the project, the makers were taking their own time to create it. On the other hand, Sushant Singh Rajput has a busy schedule and other commitments to take care of. While the project was hindering his other work c..
                 

Fresh legal trouble brews for Salman Khan as he gets embroiled in a land dispute

12 days ago  
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Looks like Salman Khan and legal trouble go hand in hand. The latest issue which has gripped the actor's life is that an NRI couple has accused Khan and his staff of not letting then obtain electricity through Arpita Farms (Salman's property), as they claim that it is rightfully their path. The couple Ketan and Ankita Kakkad had organised a press conference with advocate Abha Singh where they claimed that Khan and his staff were not letting them construct electric pole and are obstructing their path. Kakkads have been barred from approaching their property. The Kakkads involved key people associated with the plot including the forest minister Sudhir Mungantiwar but they claimed that it was of no use as all as Kakkads and their lawyer allege that they clicked selfies with the superstar and did not resolve the matter at hand. The major bone of contention is that Khans are not letting them construct an electric pole and lay down cables in Kakkads’ property. Salman Khan’s lawyer has claim..
                 

Kalank shoot STALLED! Aditya Roy Kapur gets INJURED on the sets of the film

12 days ago  
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Last month, we already came across reports that Kalank co-stars Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt suffered injuries on the sets of Kalank. And now we hear that Aditya Roy Kapur too suffered a similar fate. The actor ended up injuring himself whilst shooting an action sequence. And now the shooting of the film has been stalled owing to the mishap If recent reports are to be believed, Aditya Roy Kapur slipped whilst shooting for an action sequence. He further hurt his jaw and even ended up breaking a tooth in the process. He was immediately taken to the hospital. Although he was given medical attention as soon as possible, the doctors have reportedly advised him to take bed rest at least for the next six to seven days. Owing to the incident, the shooting of Kalank has been stalled and it will only resume after he recoups. There is also another reason for pushing the shoot which is heavy rains. It is a known fact that the film is being shot in Film City in Mumbai. And readers may also be aware..
                 

Diljit Dosanjh and Taapsee Pannu starrer Soorma receives ‘U’ certificate

13 days ago  
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The life of legendary hockey player Sandeep Singh has been adapted to the big screen with the help of the sports champion himself. The film titled Soorma will feature Diljit Dosanjh as the protagonist whereas Taapsee Pannu and Angad Bedi essay some key characters in the film. And now, the film, which is less than a month away from its release, has received a ‘U’ certificate from the Central Board of Film Certification [CBFC]. Unlike many of the contemporary films, Soorma didn’t face any trouble in its certification and the process reportedly was very smooth. Rejoicing on the news, Shaad Ali expressed his happiness in recent reports, thanking CBFC. He stated that this ‘U’ certification will act as a crowd puller as even children will be allowed for the screening thereby widening the reach of the film. While he asserted that the film indeed is a family movie, he was also glad that children will get to watch an inspirational tale of a sports persona. For the uninitiated, Soorma depicts t..
                 

The SANJU effect: New releases being postponed

13 days ago  
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Rajkumar Hirani’s Sanjay Dutt bio-pic Sanju has turned out much bigger than expected. The box office numbers are going through the roof. And the distributors and exhibitors are in a jubilant mood. Anticipating the massive ovation for Sanju no Hindi film was lined up for release this week The real casualties of the spectacular Sanju success are the Hollywood films that were lined up for release including Wes Anderson’s highly-rated Isle Of Dogs and the star-studded action-thriller Sicario Day Of Soldado. Neither film is likely to get theatres and screens from Friday. Says a spokesperson of a leading multiplex chain, “We’re getting massive footfalls for Sanju in the first week, even post the weekend it hasn’t slowed down. The numbers are much higher than Race 3 and even higher than Padmaavat. Why should we remove shows of Sanju for Hollywood films in English which no one will watch anyway? Infact, we are worried about the big Hindi releases in July like Shaad Ali’s Soorma and Karan Joha..
                 

Akshay Kumar meets Sonali Bendre in New York after hearing about her cancer battle

13 days ago  
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Sonali Bendre shocked everyone after she broke the unfortunate news that she's battling high grade cancer and is in New York for treatment. She thanked her friends and family for supporting her in this difficult time. Upon learning this, Akshay Kumar who is Sonali’s industry buddy and her longtime co-star rushed to see her in New York. Trust the khiladi to be a friend in need to everyone inside and outside the industry. He spoke about meeting her and said that Sonali is a total fighter and he said he prayed for her speedy recovery and asked for divine intervention to help her bring her back in the best of her health. Sonali released an official statement yesterday where she opened up about her condition. She wrote, “Sometimes, when you least expect it, life throws you a curveball. I have recently been diagnosed with high-grade cancer that has metastised, which we frankly did not see coming. A niggling pain led to some tests, which led to this unexpected diagnosis. My family and close ..
                 

BJP leader files FIR against John Abraham’s film

14 days ago  
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John Abraham is surely making news this year, and not always in a good way. His forthcoming film Satyameva Jayate which is scheduled for an August 15 release is in trouble. The BJP minority Front General Secretary Syed Ali Jafri has filed an FIR against the film for hurting religious sentiments. The FIR filed from Hyderabad alleges that the Holy festival of Muharram has been projected in a bad light in the trailer of the film. While the film’s director Milap Zaveri refrained from comment a senior member of the Central Board Of Film Certification says, “Let the film come to us. We will get an expert panel to view it. If the panel feels the reference to Muharram is actually offensive then we will immediately remove it. The CBFC is very clear on religious matters. No community must be offended in the name of freedom of expression.” Former chief of the CBFC Pahlaj Nihalani opines that shots which are likely to hurt religious sentiments are removed without debate or dispute. “We were instr..
                 

Sushant Singh Rajput starrer MS Dhoni – The Untold Story is all set to get a sequel

14 days ago  
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Well, if this is true, it is definitely happening for the first time. MS Dhoni – The Untold Story features the biopic of India’s former cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and it seems that there are reports about a sequel being planned. If reports are to be believed, it is being said that the screen time given to one film is too short to encompass the varied achievements of Dhoni. Recent reports have it that unlike the prequel, the second instalment will be produced by Ronnie Screwvala, although there is no confirmation from the filmmakers. Not just that, they also claim that Sushant Singh Rajput will also be reprising the role of Indian skipper. And his preps and cricket lessons will kick off soon. However, despite all of these developments, the director for the same is yet to be finalized. Speculative reports have been stating that the sequel will take off from where the first instalment left off. We are talking about the 2011 World Cup. Followed by that, the untitled film is expe..
                 

Kartik Aaryan becomes the first Bollywood celebrity to endorse this fashion label

14 days ago  
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Brand endorsements speak a lot about an actor’s standing in the industry. Currently, the actor who is tucking maximum brand endorsements under his belt, is the rising star Kartik Aaryan. The actor has now been signed as the brand ambassador for Mufti brand. The brand was launched in 1998 by Kamal Khushlani with one driving ambition, to provide an alternative dressing solution that didn’t conform to the uniform codes of mainstream fashion. And after completing two decades they decided to rope in a Bollywood face for the first time to endorse their fashionable apparel collection, and who better than youth icon Kartik Aaryan. The brand was out looking for a star whose style is effortlessly cool and they found the perfect pick in Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety actor. Since its inception, Mufti has evolved as a denim casual wear brand and Kartik’s fun, easy-going and youthful persona goes perfectly with the brand’s image. His association with Mufti seems like an ideal fit for the brand since he is..