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Bhagyashree recalls being separated from husband for one and a half year, says it still scares her

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Actor Bhagyashree and husband Himalaya Dassani have been blissfully married for three decades now. However, mostly all relationships go through rough patches, and there's was of no exception. In a video that is taking over the internet, she is seen recalling a time when she was separated from her husband for a year and half. "Yes, Himalaya ji was my first love and yes, I got married to him. Lekin ek arsa tha beech mein jab hum juda ho gaye the (But there was a period of time when we were separated). And I had that feeling that 'What if I hadn’t got him in my life and I had married someone else?' It got me to that stage because there was a period of a year and a half that we weren’t together. Woh ehsaas abhi bhi yaad aata hai toh darr lagta hai (I still get scared when I remember that feeling)," she is heard saying.   View this post on Instagram   #bhagyashree talks about her seperation with her husband Himalaya which was for few years. #viralbha..
                 

No body double for Parineeti Chopra

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Parineeti Chopra recently injured her shoulder while training to play badminton champ Saina Nehwal. She is now recuperating, but will soon get back to the game. I connected with Parineeti and she said, “I’ve injured myself training for badminton. I am resting and recuperating.” In the coming weeks, the practice and rehearsals to play Nehwal are going to be rigorous. According to sources, there will be no body double to play the game for Parineeti. “Parineeti will do all the badminton scenes herself. No duplicates. Director Amole Gupte wants the game to look authentic. Parineeti must look convincing on the badminton court or the film will fall flat.” One of the main reasons why Shraddha Kapoor had to bow out was her inability to look authentic like a seasoned badminton player. A source says Parineeti will also observe Saina Nehwal playing in the badminton court, “To get a hang of the game…the whole problem with Shraddha’s presence in the bio-pic was, she didn’t want to devote enough ti..
                 

RRR Rajamouli's never ending saga, actors take a pay cut

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BREAKING: Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgn, Deepika Padukone to CLASH on Valentine's Day 2021!

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A clash of two films on a festival or part-festival seems passé. Bollywood is gearing up now for a three-way clash. We saw a hint of it last year during Diwali when the biggie Housefull 4 clashed with two small films, Made In China and Saand Ki Aankh. This year, trade and industry is already dreading the epic clash that is scheduled to take place on Eid 2021. On May 22 this year, three films are planning to arrive on the same day – Salman Khan-actioner Radhe, Akshay Kumar’s comedy Laxmmi Bomb and the much-loved Hollywood franchise Fast & Furious 9. And now it has come to light that another such clash will happen next year as well. Ajay Devgn today announced via Twitter that he has signed the official remake of the super-hit Tamil film Kaithi. It’ll be a joint co-production of Reliance Entertainment, Ajay’s Ajay Devgn Ffilms and Dream Warrior Pictures. The latter were also involved as the producers of the original film. Kaithi released last year and starred Karthi, Narain and Raman..
                 

Ajay Devgn to star in Hindi remake of Tamil film Kaithi, film to release on February 12, 2021

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After much speculation about who will lead the Hindi remake of the Tamil blockbuster Kaithi, it has finally been announced that Ajay Devgn will headline this upcoming film! Taking to Twitter on Friday morning, Ajay revealed that the film will release on February 12, 2021. He wrote, “Yes, I’m doing the Hindi remake of the Tamil film Kaithi. Releases on February 12, 2021.” The remake will be produced by SR Prakashbabu and Reliance Entertainment. Produced by Ajay Devgn Ffilms (ADF), Reliance Entertainment and Dream Warrior Pictures, the film is set to release on 12th February 2021. Yes, I’m doing the Hindi remake of the Tamil film Kaithi. Releases on February 12, 2021 ???? @RelianceEnt @DreamWarriorpic @ADFFilms @Shibasishsarkar #SRPrakashbabu @prabhu_sr @Meena_Iyer — Ajay Devgn (@ajaydevgn) February 28, 2020 Earlier, S.R. Prabhu of Dream Warrior Pictures said, “Kaithi is a film with No Heroine, No Songs and a 100% Action Genre. Released with all these odds on the Diwali festival day, ..
                 

Tiger Shroff confirms Heropanti 2 is on cards with Baaghi 3 director Ahmed Khan

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Ever since his debut with Heropanti in 2014, Tiger Shroff has become this generation's action star. Having seen ups and downs in his career, the actor excels in the action genre. With Baaghi franchise, Tiger easily became a fan favourite. Bollywood Hungama was first to inform recently that Tiger Shroff will be starring the sequel of Heropanti. Today, Tiger Shroff confirmed that he is indeed collaborating with Baaghi 2 and Baaghi 3 director Ahmed Khan for Heropanti 2. While he didn't dive into details of it, he did say he is reuniting with his mentor Sajid Nadiadwala. Bollywood Hungama reported earlier, "Given that the first film featured some high octane stunts, be rest assured the second will take things to the next level.” Meanwhile, Siddharth Anand's Rambo is also in works. While the announcement was made a while ago, Tiger Shroff said that it might go on floor by year-end. Tiger Shroff is currently promoting Baaghi 3 starring alongside Shraddha Kapoor. The film is releasing on Mar..
                 

Raghubir Yadav's wife says the actor has an illegitimate son with Sanjay Mishra's wife

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Actor Raghubir Yadav's wife Purnima Kharga has reportedly filed for divorce while accusing her husband of adultery and desertion. While speaking to a portal, she also said that Raghubir was having an affair with actor Sanjay Mishra's wife and also had an illegitimate 14-year-old son with her. As quoted by the portal, Purnima claimed that Raghubir was living in with Mishra's wife. She also revealed that Raghubir fell in love with another woman, seven years after their marriage. The woman in question here is writer-director Nandita Das. However, Nandita later left him as she was in love with someone else. The actor then started living in the same flat as Sanjay Mishra, and would often visit him for lunch and dinner. That's how he got closer to Mishra's wife Roshni Achreja. Purnima also added that she did not stop her child from meeting Raghubir but he has now blocked their son on his phone. She also added that she doesn't receive her monthly alimony of Rs 40,000 on time. Along with divo..
                 

Salman Khan adopts Maharashtra's flood-hit village, to rebuild homes of villagers

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Innumerable numbers of needy people and children, in the past, have received aid by Salman Khan and his foundation. As a noble gesture, the superstar has now come forward to rebuild Maharashtra's Khidrapur village, located in Kolhapur district. The village was left devastated after the 2019 floods and all aspects of life including habitation were severely damaged. Salman, along with Gurugram's Elan Group, has now adopted the village and will be bringing the lives of villagers back to normalcy. He took to social media to wish his allies all the best for the good work. "I wish the ELAN GROUP the very best for their sincere and noble gesture in having adopted, 2019 flood affected Khidrapur village in Kolhapur district of Maharashtra. They have adopted the village in Maharashtra to rebuild their homes," he wrote.   View this post on Instagram   I wish the ELAN GROUP the very best for their sincere and noble gesture in having adopted, 2019 flood affe..
                 

Jacqueline Fernandez and Bigg Boss 13 runner up Asim Riaz to feature in a music video

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Jacqueline Fernandez, who was last seen in Drive, is gearing up for a new project. Last featured in 'GF BF' for which she lent her voice too, the actress is now prepping for a music video. She will be paired up with Bigg Boss 13 runner up Asim Riaz. A day ago, the two of them were seen rehearsing for the same. Jacqueline Fernandez was dressed in athleisure outfit whereas Asim wore an oversized jersey with shorts as both of them worked on their dance rehearsals. The T-Series music video will be filmed next month in Mumbai. It will be directed by Radhika Rao and Vipul Sapru. It is an old folk song recreated by Tanishq Bagchi. It is currently being choreographed by Shabina Khan. On the work front, Jacqueline Fernandez was last seen in the Netflix film Drive along with Sushant Singh Rajput. She is currently shooting for John Abraham starrer film Attack directed by Lakshya Raj Anand and also stars Rakul Preet Singh. The film is scheduled for theatrical release on August 14, 2020. ALSO READ..
                 

Riteish Deshmukh says he wanted to work with Nagraj Manjule even before Sairat released

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After playing the villain in Marjaavan, Riteish Deshmukh will next be seen playing one of the central characters in the upcoming film Baaghi 3. In the film with Tiger Shroff in the lead, Riteish Deshmukh plays his brother. Talking to a tabloid, Riteish said that he was surprised when the role came to him. He said that his and Tiger's character's dynamics is like that of a mother and son. In the film, even though he plays the elder brother, Tiger’s character behaves like a mother to him. While Riteish Deshmukh does not have action sequences in the film, his film on Shivaji Maharaj will see him in a completely different avatar. The actor is currently working on a trilogy on Shivaji Maharaj which will be directed by Nagraj Manjule. Riteish said that he has wanted to work with Nagraj ever since he watched the filmmaker's debut film Fandry. He said that even Manjule wanted to make a film on Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. Riteish further said that making a film on Shivaji Maharaj is a big res..
                 

Alia Bhatt to star in a social drama, helmed by Hindi Medium director Saket Chaudhary

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Bollywood actress Alia Bhatt is juggling between multiple projects right now. Amid her busy schedule, the actress has given her nod to an upcoming social drama. The actress will reportedly work with Hindi Medium director Saket Chaudhary and producer Sajid Nadiadwala. Post Hindi Medium, Saket Chaudhary was working on another script that has both humour and message. The story set in the heartland of India. Alia Bhatt liked the script and has given her nod to the project. She will soon sign the contract on the dotted line. Meanwhile, the hunt for leading man is in progress. Once the cast is locked, the makers plan to announce the film. Meanwhile, on the work front, Alia Bhatt has two releases this year - Gangubai Kathiawadi and Brahmastra. Next year, she'll star in RRR and Takht. ALSO READ: Alia Bhatt opens up about reports of her December wedding with Ranbir Kapoor..
                 

Exclusive: “Rana Daggubati is an absolute team player and has a great sense of story,” says Haathi Mere Saathi actress Shriya Pilgaonkar

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Shriya Pilgaonkar is popularly known for her role in the Amazon Prime web series Mirzapur, but has shone in several other projects including a Marathi and other Hindi films. The actress has now set foot in the South film industry with the upcoming multi-lingual film Haathi Mere Saathi. The film titled Aranya in Telugu and Kaadan in Tamil has Rana Daggubati in the lead. In an exclusive conversation with Bollywood Hungama, Shriya spoke in length about her role in the film and the impact of such a topical subject on the audience. Shriya who has always wanted to be a part of projects on different platforms and languages, while speaking about landing her first south Indian film said, "When I met the director (Prabhu Solomon) he just showed me a 30-second teaser of what he envisioned for the film. And I instantly knew that I needed to be a part of this film. For me, the whole challenge of doing a trilingual (Tamil, Telugu and Hindi) was very exciting. And more than that, the subject is very..
                 

Mr India 2: After Shekhar Kapur, filmmaker Hansal Mehta questions why directors have no ownership on the film

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Ali Abbas Zafar recently announced the film Mr. India and said that he has been working on this dream project silently for quite some time.  However, this news has left the director Shekhar Kapur and Sonam Kapoor miffed.  When the sequel to the film was announced, Shekhar Kapur who directed the original starring Anil Kapoor, Sridevi, and Amrish Puri, called him out on Twitter. Shekhar Kapur in his subsequent tweets wrote about directors and their creative rights. In a tweet, he wrote, "We sit with writers from day one, but are not the writer. Help actors hone performances but are not actors. Develop and create a visual language of film. Slave hours over editing consoles. Directors lead and inspire every aspect of a film and have no creative rights? #MrIndia". We sit with writers from day one, but are not the writer. Help actors hone performances but are not actors. Develop and create visual language of film. Slave hours over editing consoles. Directors lead and inspire every aspect o..
                 

Ananya Panday, on her next with Shakun Batra, says her on-screen equation with Deepika Padukone is interesting

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Ananya Panday is on a roll with back-to-back projects, currently shooting for Fighter with Vijay Deverakonda, she will also star in Shakun Batra’s next with Deepika Padukone and Siddhant Chaturvedi. While she’s working hard on Vijay Deverakonda starrer film, she’s also learning languages and will try to dub in as many languages as possible. Fighter is slated to release in 5 languages and the fans can’t wait to see the 21-year-old actress create magic on screen. After wrapping a small schedule of Fighter, Ananya will move on to the last schedule of Khaali Peeli with Ishaan Khatter. Post these two films, Ananya will start shooting in March for Shakun Batra’s untitled next with Siddhant Chaturvedi and Deepika Padukone. The makers are still on the lookout for the fourth lead to pair opposite Ananya Panday. All praises for her director, Ananya says Shakun’s top priority is prep and hence they started doing the readings almost a month ago. Speaking of her co-stars, she says she knew Siddhan..
                 

John Abraham’s next production venture is on the life of social entrepreneur, Revathi Roy

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John Abraham’s projects have always been to either acknowledge the heroes of the society or to tell an untold story. The actor seems to take a keen interest in making society a better place which should be the priority for most of us. While he’s working on three projects, his next production venture will be based on the life of a social entrepreneur, Revathi Roy. For those unaware, Revathi Roy is the first woman to have ever started an all-female taxi service and the first all-woman last-mile delivery services. Breaking stereotypes, Revathi has worked for the betterment of the underprivileged women for quite a long time. John Abraham’s JA Entertainment along with Robbie Grewal’s Red Ice Films and Anil Bohra’s Vyka Entertainment have joined hands together for this project based on the book, Who Is Revathi Roy, written by Swathi Lodha. When asked about the project, John said that he is very happy to be a part of this project. He explained that Revathi’s story is the perfect combination ..
                 

Yash Raj Films to distribute Salman Khan starrer Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai in India and overseas

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Salman Khan is gearing up to bring to us the year's most anticipated release Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai on Eid. Meanwhile, we have now learnt that the film will be distributed by Yash Raj Films across India and overseas. The action drama is directed by Prabhudheva, whose last release Dabangg 3 also starred Salman Khan and released in December 2019. BIGGG NEWS... Yash Raj Films #YRF to distribute #Radhe in #India and #Overseas... Stars #SalmanKhan... Directed by Prabhu Dheva. pic.twitter.com/mQItoCk4Qc — taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) February 24, 2020 Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai, also featuring Randeep Hooda, Jackie Shroff, Disha Patani and Arjun Kanungo in pivotal roles, is in for a big clash at the box office as Akshay Kumar's Laxmmi Bomb is also releasing on the same date, i.e. 22nd May.  The latter is helmed by Raghava Lawrence, and stars Kiara Advani as the female lead. Salman, meanwhile, has already booked Eid 2021 with his forthcoming film Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali. Also Read: ..
                 

Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival Awards demand apology from Bigg Boss 13 contestant Mahira Sharma for forging an award

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Bigg Boss 13 contestant Mahira Sharma has got into trouble after allegedly lying about getting a Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival award for being the most ‘fashionable contestant’ on the show. On Sunday, the organizers of the festival issued an official statement on their Instagram handle, slamming the actress for spreading fake news. The organizers termed Mahira’s act as immoral and distasteful attempt to gain publicity’. The statement states that though she was present at the event, no such award was given. The statement was issued after Mahira took to her Instagram story to share a picture of the award and claimed that she won it.   View this post on Instagram   DPIFF OFFICIAL STATEMENT Our offical statement on @officialmahirasharma for forging the prestigious certificate of Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival Awards 2020 ` #fraud #cheating #mahirasharma #biggboss #biggboss13 #dpiff #dpiff2020 #fraudactivity #viralbhayani..
                 

Split Wide Open! Boney Kapoor and Anil Kapoor are not on same page for Mr. India

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The Mr. India franchise, that Zee Studios has announced along with their accomplice director Ali Abbas Zafar, seems to be causing quite a rift among those who worked closely to create the original classic feature film Mr. India in 1987. While Mr. India director Shekhar Kapur has spoken against the proposed project by Zee Studios and Ali Abbas Zafar, Javed Akhtar has pulled up Shekhar Kapur for the latter’s seeming hypocrisy. And now it seems Mr. India’s producer Boney Kapoor and the film leading man Boney’s brother Anil Kapoor are not on the same page regarding the new version of Mr. India. Sources say, "Boney gave his approval to the proposed project without taking his brother Anil into confidence." Says the informed source, “Technically, Boney is in the right. He’s the producer of Mr. India. He doesn’t need to consult anyone before giving his approval. Boney shares a close working relationship with the Zee Studios. So he allowed them to go ahead (with the new Mr. India). But Anil, o..
                 

Akshay Kumar - Rohit Shetty's Sooryavanshi to release on March 24, will be screened 24/7 in Mumbai

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Akshay Kumar is collaborating with Rohit Shetty for the very first time in the upcoming action drama, Sooryavanshi. The film, which is to release on March 27, will now hit the screens earlier than scheduled. As per the latest reports, Sooryavanshi will be releasing on March 24 at 6 pm. Akshay Kumar said that it is a great moment in the cinematic history of India to be the first one to present Sooryavanshi on March 24 that will be screened 24/7 in Mumbai. The actor said that it will be the best way to spend Gudi Padwa as a film fanatic. He said if this initiative was around his young days, he wouldn't have bunked school so much. Taking to Twitter, he shared a video featuring Ranveer Singh, Ajay Devgn and Katrina Kaif. "Ain't no time for crime 'coz Aa Rahi Hai Police!????????????????#Sooryavanshi releasing worldwide on 24th March.#SooryavanshiOn24thMarch@ajaydevgn," he wrote.   View this post on Instagram   Ain't no time for crime 'coz Aa Rahi Hai..
                 

Ayushmann Khurrana REACTS to President Donald Trump’s praise for Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan

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Hindi cinema’s modern-day hero Ayushmann Khurrana is soaring as India’s first gay romantic comedy Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan released on Friday. The actor has been receiving positive feedback from the netizens. Meanwhile, a surprising reaction came from Donald Trump, President Of The United States Of America. Human rights campaigner and LGBTQ+ activist Peter Tatchell shared a tweet on Friday praised Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan. Taking to Twitter, he wrote, “A new #Bollywood rom-com featuring a gay romance is hoping to win over older people, following the decriminalisation of homosexuality. Hurrah!” Trump responded to his tweet and wrote, “Great!” When asked Ayushmann Khurrana about Trump’s reaction, he said it was surprising. Speaking at Hindustan’s Shikhar Samagam 2020, he said “It was a very surprising tweet. I want him to work for LGBTQi rights in his country. I hope the LGBTQi community in US gets his support. He should definitely watch our film, it’s very important for him.” Ayu..
                 

Chitrangda Singh consults a language coach to learn Bengali for Bob Biswas

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Chitrangda Singh's Bob Biswas has been in the news ever since it was announced and its first schedule hit the floors in Kolkata. Known for sparing no effort to ease into the character, the gorgeous actress took to learning Bengali for the film that marked her much-awaited homecoming. No details of Singh's role in the crime thriller have been out yet except that her character is that of a Bengali native. A source informs that knowing the language was a prerequisite for the actress and she resolved to go all out for the portrayal of her character. A source says, "Chitrangda had been learning Bengali from a friend in Kolkata and also consulted a professional language coach to master the cadences. She had always loved the language and that sped up the learning process for her." Chitrangda says, "I was super excited when I was told that I had to learn Bengali for the film. It is one of my favourite languages. Earlier, I understood Bangla a little bit, but I did get the chance to learn it. ..
                 

Friends cast confirm reunion for HBO Max special

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It’s happening! The highly anticipated Friends reunion has been confirmed for HBO Max special. The untitled unscripted special will mark the return of Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer for the celebration for the long-running sitcom. In a statement revealed to Variety, Kevin Reilly, chief content officer at HBO Max and president of TBS, TNT, and truTV said, "Guess you could call this the one where they all got back together — we are reuniting with David, Jennifer, Courteney, Matt, Lisa, and Matthew for an HBO Max special that will be programmed alongside the entire ‘Friends’ library. I became aware of ‘Friends’ when it was in the very early stages of development and then had the opportunity to work on the series many years later and have delighted in seeing it catch on with viewers generation after generation. It taps into an era when friends – and audiences – gathered together in real time and we think this reunion special w..
                 

Raghubir Yadav’s wife files for divorce after 32 years of marriage, demands alimony of Rs 10 crore

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Raghubir Yadav, known for his roles in Lagaan and Peepli Live, is going through a tumultuous time in his personal life. The actor’s wife Purnima Kharga has filed a divorce at the Bandra Family Court after 32 years of marriage. Purnima, who is a former Kathak dancer, has alleged cheating and desertion. Raghubir and Purnima have a 30-year-old son. In her petition, she has informed that Raghubir Yadav cheated on her with a co-star in 1995. At the time, she had filed for divorce but withdrew it later. She reportedly receives alimony of Rs. 40,000 but it is not paid to her on time. In her latest petition, she has demanded the maintenance of Rs. 1 lakh and final alimony of Rs 10 crore. She has mentioned his partner and manager Roshni Archejam's. Raghubir Yadav, on the work front, was last seen in Newton with Rajkummar Rao. He has been part of several movies including Salaam Bombay, Bandit Queen, Rudaali, 1947 Earth, Lagaan, Peepli Live and Water among others...
                 

Salman Khan to play Sikh policeman, Aayush Sharma as gangster in upcoming action drama

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Salman Khan, who is currently shooting for his Radhe - Your Most Wanted Bhai, has a couple of projects in the pipeline already. The actor has already announced Eid 2021 release, Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali. Now, it seems like he is ready to return to cop avatar but this time in a different way. If the reports are anything to go by, Salman Khan will essay the role of Sikh policeman in an upcoming drama. He will be a no-nonsense man on a mission, upright. He won't have a leading lady. Besides him, Aayush Sharma will play the role of a gangster and is working to bulk up since he has several confrontations with Salman. The hunt for the leading lady is on who will star opposite Aayush. The project will be helmed by LoveYatri director, Abhiraj Minawala. Salman has played the role of cop before but this time he is a Sikh cop. He will be growing a beard and wearing a turban. The actor is set to undergo multiple look tests in the coming week. Abhiraj Minawala will be finalizing the script soon befo..
                 

Scoop: Aanand L Rai moves to Ballia for his Akshay Kumar, Dhanush, Sara Ali Khan romantic comedy Atrangi Re

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Aanand L Rai’s next directorial Atrangi Re featuring  Dhanush, Sara Ali Khan and Akshay Kumar (no, it is not a love triangle) is set in rural Bihar. However, the film to be shot in one long schedule, will be shot in the mofussil Ballia town of Uttar Pradesh. No major or even, minor Bollywood film has been shot in Ballia before. The stars would have no luxury hotels to  put up in. There are no touristic  comforts in Ballia. The crew requires a massive bandobast to control the swelling surge of superstar Akshay Kumar’s fans who are likely to converge at the shootings. “The local administration has ensured Aanand and  his team their full co-operation. Why only Akshay?  Even Sara Ali Khan is a big star now after  Kedarnath and Simmba. So Aanand expects a crowd-management problem.” But no one is worried. The shooting is expected to go smoothly. “Akshay is  known to be a terrific crowd manager. The junta listens to him. They’d do nothing to disrupt the shooting.” Also Read: Atrangi Re: Sara..
                 

BREAKING: Ayushmann Khurrana starrer Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan banned in Dubai & UAE

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Bad news for movie buffs in Dubai and the Middle East. Ayushmann Khurrana and Jitendra Kumar’s love story won’t be screened in those parts. Nothing personal. It’s just that films with a gay theme are automatically banned in the Middle Eastern countries. A source from Dubai informs me, “We knew this was coming. Or, rather not coming. We really wanted to see what Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan has to say, since it is the first Bollywood film that normalizes a gay relationship. Sadly, all films with a gay content are banned in these parts.” Apparently Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan producers offered to edit out the smooch between Jitendra and Ayushmann. But they were sharply reminded that it wasn’t about the kiss but the content. Okay then. Also Read: Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan: Jitendra Kumar reveals about the time when an HR guy proposed to him..
                 

Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan: Ayushmann Khurrana plays an instigator instead of a victim

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Ayushmann Khurrana will next be seen playing a homosexual character in the upcoming film Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan. The actor is paired opposite Jitendra Kumar who makes his debut in Bollywood with the film. In an interview with a daily, the actor said that this is not another Ayushmann film about a non-mainstream topic. Ayushmann Khurrana is known for making socially relevant films and especially on topics that are considered taboo in society. He said that his upcoming film is not message-oriented or some in-depth look at same-sex relationships. Rather, he said that it is a comedy film and a family entertainer. Ayushmann said that more than a love story, the film is about the reaction of the parents and the family on finding out that their son is gay. The actor said that he plays the instigator in the film while Jitendra plays the son. Talking further about his character, Ayushmann said that he was given a choice to pick the character he wants to play. He said that he chose the rol..
                 

In a first, Yash Raj Films directed to pay Rs 10,000 to consumer who felt deceived because of exclusion of a song from the Shah Rukh Khan starrer Fan

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Film production company Yash Raj Films has been directed by the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) to pay Rs.10,000 as compensation to a teacher in Maharashtra’s Aurangabad who was disappointed by the exclusion of a song from Shah Rukh Khan- starrer Fan. Afreen Fatima Zaidi was disappointed that the song ‘Jabra Fan’ was excluded in the movie despite being used in the promotional trailer. The National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) held the exclusion of song ‘Jabra Fan’ as "unfair trade practice" and said the person who decides to watch the movie after seeing the song in promotion is bound to feel "deceived, disappointed and dejected". With this observation, Justice VK Jain (presiding member) has directed Yash Raj Films to pay Rs 10,000 as compensation to the Petitioner, who was disappointed by the exclusion of the song. Meanwhile, the NCDRC rejected the contention of the YRF that the producer and the actor of the movie had publicly declared the son..
                 

Confirmed! Ananya Panday to star in Vijay Deverakonda's next

8 days ago  
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We were amongst the first ones to tell you that the makers of Vijay Deverakonda's new film were keen to get Ananya Panday on board for the same. While the rumours have been riff for some time now, Ananya was tight-lipped about it. Director Puri Jagannath has now made it official. He took to Twitter to share a handful of photos from the sets. "Happy to Welcome on board Gorgeous @ananyapandayy for our Pan India venture with my hero @TheDeverakonda produced by @karanjohar @Charmmeofficial @apoorvamehta18 Having fun directing this cool venture," he wrote. The photos have Ananya bonding with Vijay and the team as they also undergo a script-reading session. Happy to Welcome on board Gorgeous @ananyapandayy for our Pan India venture with my hero @TheDeverakonda produced by @karanjohar @Charmmeofficial @apoorvamehta18 Having fun directing this cool venture ????????@DharmaMovies @PuriConnects #PCfilm#AnanyaPandayVijayDeverakonda pic.twitter.com/osgG0uxiSE — PURIJAGAN (@purijagan) February 20,..
                 

Riteish Deshmukh announces Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj trilogy with Sairat director Nagraj Manjule

8 days ago  
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Actor Riteish Deshmukh and Sairat director Nagraj Manjule are coming together for another interesting project. The duo made an announcement on Wednesday that they are currently working on a multilingual trilogy on Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. They announced it on his 390th birth anniversary. It will be produced by Riteish Deshmukh’s production - Mumbai Film Company. Riteish took to Twitter to share a teaser of the announcement. He wrote, “Proud to present. Seeking your blessings, Jay Shivray." अभिमानाने सादर करत आहोत... तुम्हा सर्वांचा आशिर्वाद असू द्या.... जय शिवराय !!@Nagrajmanjule @AjayAtulOnline pic.twitter.com/WIwnZHk3K0 — Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) February 19, 2020 "Standing at the threshold of a dream, this might be the case...Today, on the occasion of Shivaji's birthday, it is a pleasure to say that Shivratri is coming along with Ritesh Deshmukh and Ajay-Atul," Nagraj Manjule wrote. एखाद्या स्वप्नाच्या उंबरठ्यावर उभं राहणं म्हणजे हेच असावं कदाचित...आज शिवरायांच्या जन्मदि..
                 

We broke it first! Arshad Warsi joins the cast of Bhumi Pednekar starrer Durgavati

8 days ago  
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We had earlier reported that Arshad Warsi has joined the cast of the upcoming film Durgavati. The makers of the film have now made an official announcement of the same. Joining Bhumi Pednekar in Durgavati, Arshad Warsi took to social media to share the news. Directed by Ashok G, Arshad started shoot today. Sharing the news, he wrote, " Excited to have joined the stellar cast and crew of #Durgavati today. Looking forward to a thrilling ride!"   View this post on Instagram   ???? Excited to have joined the stellar cast and crew of #Durgavati today. Looking forward to a thrilling ride! @akshaykumar @bhumipednekar #Ashok @senguptajisshu @bhushankumar @ivikramix @abundantiaent @tseriesfilms @tseries.official #CapeOfGoodFilms A post shared by Arshad Warsi (@arshad_warsi) on Feb 19, 2020 at 4:55am PST The film is a remake of the Telugu movie Bhaagamathie starring Anushka Shetty. However, the makers have not made a formal announcement about the same..
                 

SCOOP: Shah Rukh Khan and Rajkumar Hirani’s drama to be about immigration

9 days ago  
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It is final. Shah Rukh Khan’s fans have been holding their breath to know which film he will sign next. His last release was Aanand L Rai’s Zero in December 2018. Thereafter,  SRK has resolutely refused to sign any other film until he was absolutely sure. That moment has finally arrived. Shah Rukh Khan has given his final nod to Rajkumar Hirani’s next which will be a dramatic departure for both the  superstar Khan and the superstar-director. Many years ago, SRK was offered Hirani’s Munna Bhai. But they are working together for the first time now. In a notable departure, Hirani moves away from his co-producer Vidhu Vinod Chopra for this Shah Rukh Khan starrer. Says a source close to the development, “Rajkumar Hirani Productions and Shah Rukh Khan’s Red Chillies Entertainment will co-produce the SRK starrer. Hirani’s regular writer Parijat Joshi will script the film which is about immigration. It will be a light-hearted  film. But would have a deep dramatic core to it. Most importantly,..
                 

Shekhar Kapur slams Mr. India 2 makers and Ali Abbas Zafar, says no one asked for his permission

9 days ago  
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Bollywood Hungama, on February 16, reported that Zee Studios and Ali Abbas Zafar are working on Mr. India 2. This was confirmed on Monday by the studio itself and the director as he informed that they are working on a trilogy. Ali wrote on Twitter, "Excited to partner with @ZeeStudios_ for an epic trilogy #MrIndia! It is a huge responsibility to carry forward an iconic character loved by everyone. Currently, working on the script, no actor has been locked till now. Once we lock the first draft of the script, casting begins!" Ali Abbas Zafar further shared, “It is a huge responsibility to carry forward an iconic character that has been loved by Indians for so many years. I have just commenced working on the script, no actor has been locked till now, once the first draft of the script is ready, we will begin the casting process. The film involves massive amounts of pre-production and will go on floor early next year.” Excited to partner with @ZeeStudios_ for an epic trilogy #MrIndia! I..
                 

SCOOP! After Baaghi 3, Tiger Shroff gives his nod for HEROPANTI 2; to be directed by Ahmed Khan

9 days ago  
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Tiger Shroff made his debut with the film Heropanti in 2014, now 6 years and quite a few films later, we hear that the actor is all set on featuring in the second instalment of the film. If what we hear is true, then apparently Tiger Shroff will commence work on Heropanti 2 after he completes Baaghi 3. Commenting on the same, a source close to the venture says, “Yes Tiger has been locked for the second instalment of Heropanti. Currently, Tiger is working on Baaghi 3 and will commence work on this after it.” Ask the source for more details and they add, “The first was directed by Sabbir Khan, but Heropanti 2 will be directed by Ahmed Khan, and produced by Sajid Nadiadwala.” Further talking about the film, the source continues, “Given that the first film featured some high octane stunts, be rest assured the second will take things to the next level.” Though currently an official announcement is awaited, industry buzz states that once the script and story is locked, the makers will forma..
                 

Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan director Hitesh Kewalya says that at the core of our existence, the emotions are the same

10 days ago  
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Director Hitesh Kewalya who is currently gearing up for the release of his debut directorial was initially a writer for Shubh Mangal Saavdhan. The film revolved around the subject of erectile dysfunction. The film was appreciated for presenting a taboo topic in a sensitive and humourous manner. Hitesh Kewalya turned director for the sequel to the film. Hitesh will be making his directorial debut with Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan which will be a love story between actors Ayushmann Khurrana and debutant Jitendra Kumar. The film focuses on their struggle to convince Jitendra's character's family to accept their relationship. Talking to a daily, Hitesh said that the idea was discussed even before Shubh Mangal Saavdhan went on the floors. He said that with the success of the first film he thought that he could tackle a subject that was more difficult and important. Talking about the franchise, the director said that both films have focused on different aspects of male sexuality. He said tha..
                 

Jacqueline Fernandez to co-star with Pawan Kalyan?

10 days ago  
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Is Jacqueline Fernandez heading South to sustain her career? There is a strong and reliable buzz in Hyderabad that she will be seen opposite Pawan Kalyan in director Krish Jagarlamudi’s new costume drama featuring Pawan Kalyan in the lead. The Telugu superstar is making a comeback to acting after he took a break to pursue politics. Pawan Kalyan is keen to have a Bollywood actress opposite him in Krish’s film. Sources say Jacqueline who did an item song with Prabhas in his Telugu film Saaho, has almost signed Krish’s film with Pawan Kalyan. Says the source from Hyderabad, “They’re only negotiating her fee. She is asking for way too much money which is far beyond what she charges in Bollywood. Why do these Mumbai girls hike their price when they do a South Indian film? Is it because they feel they’re doing us a favour?” Also Read: Jacqueline Fernandez spends her day horse riding and we’re wondering if there’s anything she cannot do!..
                 

Taapsee Pannu to star in Indian adaptation of German film Run Lola Run

10 days ago  
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Taapsee Pannu is gearing up for many films at the moment. The actress has now signed Indian adaptation of 1998 German thriller, Run Lola Run that continues to be one of the most interesting cult classics. The actress will be joined by Tahir Raj Bhasin. The film is titled Looop Lapeta. Taapsee Pannu will reprise Franka Potente's role whereas Tahir Raj Bhasin will essay the role of the boyfriend, earlier played by Moritz Bleibtreu. The makers worked on the script for three years with several writers before signing on Dr. Vinay Chhawal and Ketan Pedgaonkar. It will be helmed by Aaksha Bhatia who majorly directed the second season of Amazon Prime's web series Inside Edge. Said Vivek Krishnani, Managing Director, Sony Pictures Entertainment India, “Looop Lapeta is a shining addition to our slate of clutter-breaking and compelling motion pictures. We love the amazing cast which has come on board to breathe life into this cutting-edge script. It will always be the studio’s constant endeavor ..
                 

Anil Kapoor kicks off the shooting for the upcoming Netflix movie AK vs AK with co-star Anurag Kashyap

10 days ago  
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Trust the megastar, Anil Kapoor, to surprise viewers and he never disappoints. Not the one to rest on his laurels, the actor has now moved on to his next project after earning accolades for his stellar performance in the hit action movie Malang. The seasoned actor has begun shooting for his upcoming Netflix Original Movie titled AK vs AK, which is helmed by Vikramaditya Motwane. The first schedule of the digital movie commenced in Dharavi, Mumbai. This Netflix venture, however, is not the actor's first. AK vs AK is the story of a  brash film director who kidnaps the daughter of a well-known movie star. While the star is relentlessly searching for his daughter, the director/kidnapper films the desperate search in real-time for his next blockbuster movie. The film is directed by Vikramaditya Motwane, and stars Anil Kapoor and Anurag Kashyap. Talking about the upcoming film, Vikramaditya Motwane said, “AK vs AK has an extremely, unique and gripping storyline and Netflix is the perfect pl..
                 

SCOOP: Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions to develop Student of the Year spin off show for Netflix

10 days ago  
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The Dharma Productions venture Student of the Year that released back in 2012 met with immense success with its lead cast of debutantes viz. Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt and Sidharth Malhotra going on to become stars. In fact, the Karan Johar led production house went on to make a sequel to the film that released last year. Now we hear that Karan is all set on developing a spin-off show based on Student of the Year for the streaming giant Netflix. Commenting on the same a source close to the developments says, “Yes Karan Johar will produce the spin-off show on SOTY that will be featured on Netflix. The cast of the show has not yet been locked but, the said show will be produced by Dharma.” Ask the source for more details on show and the source adds, “Currently a script for the show is being worked upon. Once the script is ready will the cast for the show be locked. As for direction, the spin-off show will be helmed by Raj Mehta who directed the recently released Akshay Kumar – Kareena Kap..
                 

"The success of Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan is in the fact that such films can get made today,"says Ayushmann Khurrana

11 days ago  
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Ayushmann Khurrana is on a roll at the box office. After delivering seven back to back hits with content films, the star is back with Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan, a quirky film that has a hilarious take on the stereotypes surrounding same-sex relationships in India. Ayushmann, who has given Indian cinema a genre of its own through his unique, quirky, taboo-topic oriented films, feels just because a film like Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan is being made in India today, is itself a big success story! “For me, personally, the success of SMZS is in the fact that a film like this is being made today. It only goes to show the progressiveness of audiences who want to see such content and the film-makers who are not hesitant in making movies about the inclusivity of all humans,” says Ayushmann. Ayushmann was instantly sold on Aanand L. Rai’s vision of making this film because it is a relevant film for the family audience, Ayushmann’s core audience base. The versatile actor feels happy that he is..
                 

CONFIRMED: Akshay Kumar-starrer Sooryavanshi trailer to be out on this date!

11 days ago  
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Last month, Bollywood Hungama had hinted that the makers of Sooryavanshi are looking at February 27 to launch the trailer of their much awaited film. The latest development, however, is that, the plan has been changed. And unfortunately for the fans, the launch has been pushed even further. A source close to the project says, "The trailer of Sooryavanshi will be out on March 2. The makers are aware that the buzz for the film is insane. After all, it has superstar Akshay Kumar and director Rohit Shetty coming together for the first time. Also, it is a part of Shetty's cop universe, a franchise that has become very big. Sooryavanshi releases on March 27 but they are confident that a 25-day window is enough for promotions." The source also adds, "Akshay Kumar's lucky number is 9. The date 02-03-2020 adds up to 9. As a result, he is keen to get the trailer out on this day. Even February 27 was selected for the same reason for the launch. The previous Akshay Kumar’s film, Good Newwz, relea..
                 

EXCLUSIVE: Ranveer Singh and Ali Abbas Zafar team up for Mr. India 2; 2022 festival release

11 days ago  
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The 1987 Shekhar Kapur directorial, Mr. India fronted by Anil Kapoor, Sridevi and Amrish Puri redefined the science fiction genre for Bollywood, and 33 years since then, the legacy of the film still lives on. The sequel for the classic has been in the news ever since the start of this decade, however, nothing materialized on that front. Bollywood Hungama has exclusively learnt that Ali Abbas Zafar, who last directed the Salman Khan – Katrina Kaif starrer Bharat, is all set to come up with a film which is based on the original film and is tentatively titled Mr. India 2. It will be produced by Zee Studios. “It is Ali’s dream project and he has been silently working on it for a while now. The idea is to give a fresh spin to the already existing concept of Mr. India by getting it to the contemporary set-up. The film will be mounted on a never seen before scale, and will be among the biggest film to come out of Bollywood,” revealed a source close to the development. To play the titular rol..
                 

Angrezi Medium director Homi Adajania says the team was aware of the odds Irrfan Khan had beaten to be on sets

13 days ago  
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The trailer of the upcoming film Angrezi Medium was released recently and has been receiving love from the audience. Ahead of the release of the trailer, actor Irrfan Khan had shared a heartwarming message with the audience, which sure did melt many hearts. The two-year-long wait to see Irrfan Khan on the screen had culminated with the release of the trailer. The actor had taken a break in 2018 to seek treatment for neuroendocrine tumour. Talking to a tabloid, director Homi Adajania said that filming the comedy has been a significant journey for Irrfan. He said that the whole team was aware of the odds Irrfan had beaten to get on the set. Praising Irrfan, he said that he is an infallible actor, but has now become one with his own emotions and his experience has enhanced the rawness and vulnerability of his scenes. In the film, Radhika Madan plays his daughter who dreams of pursuing further studies in London. Homi said that on set, Radhika was learning from the best (Irrfan Khan). He s..
                 

Vidya Balan supports Kabir Singh; says its does not glorify the character

13 days ago  
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Shahid Kapoor starrer Kabir Singh was the highest-grossing movie of 2019. But at the same time, the film was heavily criticized for its misogynistic undertone. Now, actress Vidya Balan has come out in support of the film Kabir Singh against the criticism. While interacting with students at her alma mater, St. Xavier's College, Vidya Balan said, "Sometimes I watch films even if they are not keeping it to my beliefs. Over the years, I have matured as a person. Previously it used to be all black or white for me but today, I understand. I will give you an example of the film Kabir Singh. There was a huge uproar when Kabir Singh released and people questioned how the film could glorify a character as Kabir Singh, who is absolutely disrespectful and violent towards women. Previously, I would have had the same reaction, but today I feel that the film is not necessarily glorifying it.” “It's about telling the story of a Kabir Singh and there are enough Kabir Singhs in the world, especially in..
                 

Ayushmann Khurrana to play a gynecologist in Stree Rog Vibhag, Jawaani Jaaneman actress Alaya F bags lead role

18 hours ago  
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Almost a week since the release of Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan in which Ayushmann Khurrana plays a gay character, the actor has already signed his next film. The actor is set to collaborate with Junglee Pictures again for a social dramedy titled Stree Rog Vibhag. If the reports are anything to go by, Jawaani Jaaneman debutante Alaya F will be starring opposite Ayushmann in this interesting film. Here's the interesting part - Ayushmann Khurrana will essay the role of a gynecologist in this drama and the plot revolves around him when he decides to give a shelter to a runaway girl. The script has been penned by Saurabh Bharat and will mark the directorial debut of Anubhuti Kashyap, Anurag Kashyap's sister. The makers plan to take the film on floor by the end of the year and are looking at 2021 release date. Ayushmann Khurrana is Hindi cinema's modern day hero who has been part of the stories that reflect the day to day issues! The actor has been largely known for his relatable cinema whi..
                 

BTS musician Suga donates around Rs. 60 lakhs to those affected in Coronavirus outbreak

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Several countries including China, South Korea, Europe, France, Spain, and Germany among others are currently dealing with the severe outbreak of Coronavirus that has claimed the lives of many. Celebrities are spreading awareness and donating to those who are affected by the outbreak. South Korean group BTS musician Suga has donated 100 million won (Rs. 59,13,208). As per the latest reports, Suga, real name Min Yoongi, has donated to Hope Bridge to support those in Daegu, South Korea which is his home town. Currently, Daegu is suffering from the largest cases in Korea. K media said Suga @BTS_twt donated KRW100M (USD83,000) to his hometown Daegu city in Korea to help the coronavirus problem. Recently many virus cases were found in Daegu. According to Korea Disaster Relief association, Suga said “I’d like to help my hometown even it’s little”. pic.twitter.com/mipc964QHi — Soo Choi⁷???? (@choi_bts2) February 27, 2020 The South Korean septet, besides thriving in their careers, are known..
                 

Yami Gautam buys her first home in Chandigarh

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Yami Gautam is reeling from the high of a dream run with two of the biggest hits of 2019 - Uri: The Surgical Strike and Bala to her credit. Riding on the success of these blockbusters, the actress is onto endeavours other than movies in 2020. Most recently, she bought her first house in Chandigarh and has taken the reins of an organic farming enterprise in her home state, Himachal Pradesh. Says a source, "Yami had always wanted a house in the North because her family resides there. It will be Yami's first home that she will be frequenting when she gets some time off to unwind." On the work front, Yami Gautam is currently shooting for Ginny Weds Sunny alongside Vikrant Massey. The film is directed by Puneet Khanna who is a debutant and produced by Vinod Bachchan. It will be produced under the banner of Soundarya Productions. ALSO READ: Yami Gautam responds to being ‘overlooked’ and not being nominated at Filmfare awards for her performance in Bala..
                 

Exclusive: Riteish Deshmukh reveals why it is difficult for actors to voice their opinion

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Films play a huge role in our country and members of the film fraternity, in turn, are influential amongst the mass. In view of the current political distress in the country, members of the film fraternity have always been asked to voice their opinion regarding the same. While some have been vocal about their views, many have chosen to not comment. In an exclusive conversation with Bollywood Hungama, actor Riteish Deshmukh speaks about why it is difficult for actors to voice their opinion. “Many times, many people are being able to voice their opinion easily. Some even think that putting their opinion out will sometimes bring a positive change and some even think their opinion might be taken in a negative context. So, I think every person takes responsibility for what they say and think about the consequences of what they put out. But I respect each of those actors who actually go out there and give their opinion irrespective of how it is being perceived and yes it is not easy,” Ritei..
                 

Ali Fazal proposed Richa Chadha in Maldives, the Fukrey stars planning to get hitched in April

2 days ago  
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Bollywood actors Ali Fazal and Richa Chadha, who’ve starred in Fukrey, are engaged. After years of dating, the couple is finally ready to tie the knot. Ali proposed to Richa back when they were on vacation in the Maldives and her answer was an instant “yes”. The actors are currently working round the clock to plan their wedding. They are looking at April dates for their marriage. The wedding will reportedly take place in Delhi in the presence of their families and friends. The festivities will go on for two days. Richa Chadha and Ali Fazal also plan to host a party in Mumbai for industry friends. The couple might get hitched in the third week of April. Back in 2012, Ali Fazal and Richa met for the first time on the sets of Fukrey. They started dating in 2015. It was only in 2017 when they made their relationship public. Since then, they have been quite open about it on their social media. ALSO READ: Sunil Grover REPLACES Ali Fazal in Salman Khan’s Bulbul Marriage Hall for THIS REASON..
                 

Madhya Pradesh announces three month tax exemption on Taapsee Pannu starrer Thappad

2 days ago  
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The Congress-led Madhya Pradesh government on Tuesday announced a three-month exemption from the State Goods and Services Tax (SGST) on the upcoming Taapsee Panuu starrer Thappad. The film deals with domestic violence and is set to release in theatres this Friday. According to reports, a top official of the Commercial Tax department said that film was exempted from tax because of its subject and message. At present, film tickets carry a 9% CGST and 9% SGST. The officials have told single-screen cinemas and multiplexes to not collect SGST on the tickets for Thappad. The trailer of Thappad directed by Anubhav Sinha has been much appreciated by people. The film is the story of an educated woman who is forced to continue her marriage even after her husband publicly slaps her. Earlier in January this year, Deepika Padukone's film Chhapaak was declared tax free in Madhya Pradesh even after a section of people called for a boycott of the film after the actress stood in support of the JNU stu..
                 

Kasautii Zindagii Kay: Not Viraj, but Anurag will kill Prerna!

3 days ago  
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Kasautii Zindagii Kay is one of the most-watched shows of all times and the reboot has been just as loved as the first season. The show has had quite the fan following with Parth Samthaan and Erica Fernandes’ on-screen presence and chemistry. The show has seen quite a lot of twists and turns and the biggest one awaits the viewers in the coming episodes. In the on-going track, Viraj forced Prerna to marry him and fell off a cliff after his brawl with Anurag. However, after Anurag has taken her to the hospital, in a serious twist of events, he will end up murdering Prerna. The producer Ekta Kapoor has confirmed that the murder scene will take place soon and this betrayal will totally be an unpredictable one for the fans. After showering all their love on the couple, we’re not sure how AnuPre fans will take this plot twist. What do you think of this new twist? Be sure to let us know in the comments below. Also Read: When Namik Paul replaced the Christmas tree for Erica Fernandes!..
                 

Homi Adajania speaks about how Irrfan Khan and Deepak Dobriyal give sibling rivalry a congenial touch in Angrezi Medium

3 days ago  
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Angrezi Medium's director Homi Adajania was asked to describe the crackling chemistry between Irrfan Khan and Deepak Dobriyal and he won't stop laughing, saying, "Their characters are a bunch endearing loons who will make you laugh and cry, but it's magical to watch the way they feed off each other as co-actors." This delightful duo that loves to fight and fight for love depict the warmth and craziness that define sibling relationships.  The moments between them are laced with large doses of quirky humour that will remind you of the love-hate relationship you probably share with your own sibling! Talking about reuniting with Irrfan Khan, Deepak shares, "I haven't worked with an easier co-actor than Irrfan bhai who is an institution in himself. He was extremely supportive and I loved improvising scenes with him. Our off-screen chemistry and love has translated wonderfully on-screen as well. The film has beautiful moments that bring out the fun, emotions and camaraderie between the two ..
                 

Pulkit Samrat and Kriti Kharbanda shoot for their first brand together!

3 days ago  
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The latest Bollywood couple Pulkit Samrat and Kriti Kharbanda seemed to have got a really loyal fan following, which is also why brands are extremely keen on getting them on board together. While other actors shy away from admitting their relationship in public, the two lovebirds have accepted it in front of all and how. The couple was last seen sharing screen space in Pagalpanti and will be seen next in Bejoy Nambiar's Taish where they aren't paired opposite each other. However, before their next release, they will soon be seen in an advertisement. Pulkit and Kriti have now become a top draw among brands and many want to cash in on their real-life chemistry. We hear that the two actors were approached by a top retail brand to come on board as endorsers and they have taken the offer up. The association seems like a match made in heaven. Pulkit's quirky sense of fashion is evident from his outfit choices in the recent past. In fact, his dressing sense has gained eyeballs and has been c..
                 

Kajol says she had to unlearn hamming in the past five years to adapt to recent times

3 days ago  
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Actress Kajol is currently basking in the success of her last release Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior. The actress who has completed nearly 3 decades in the industry said that she has to change her approach towards her craft a few years back and incorporate a new method of acting in her subsequent films. Talking to a daily, Kajol said that back in the day she has to cater to the demands of the directors and ham in order to play to the gallery as it was the only acceptable way of performing. She further said that hamming is terrible and it does not agree with your spiritual, physical and mental aesthetics. Talking about what brought the change, she said that it is the realization that the audience has changed and that they are used to seeing better because of exposure to different content. She said that the audience knows what being natural onscreen means and actors can no longer be unnatural. She further said that social media does not allow actors to fool the viewers anymore. She said th..
                 

Deepika Padukone says working with Ranveer Singh in ’83 was a refreshing change

4 days ago  
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Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh will soon be seen on-screen playing a couple for the first time after their marriage. Padukone will be seen playing the role of Romi Dev, wife of cricket legend Kapil Dev, which will be essayed by Ranveer Singh in the film ’83. Talking to a tabloid about sharing the screen with husband Ranveer Singh after films like Ramleela, and Bajorao Mastani, the actress said that it was a refreshing change considering the kind of films they have been part of together. She said that with '83, it was a completely different setting, characters and costumes, and dialogues. She said that the two were surprised to share the frame in a film that was so different from their past outings. The Chhapaak actress further said that they are looking forward to working with each other in contemporary films. Deepika Padukone not only plays an important role in the film but is also the co-producer in the Kabir Khan directorial. The actress first turned producer with Chhapaak, whi..
                 

Rajpal Yadav joins Kartik Aaryan starrer Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2

4 days ago  
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Actor Rajpal Yadav, who was last seen in Judwaa 2 alongside Varun Dhawan, will be returning to much-anticipated sequel Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2. The film stars Kartik Aaryan and Kiara Advani in the lead roles. While it is unclear whether Rajpal Yadav will be essaying the role similar to Chota Pandit, it will surely be a significant one. He said that he is grateful to be part of this franchise. He said that he is thankful for the audience as they loved his role in the previous film and still remember it. He thanked Anees Bazmee and Bhushan Kumar. The team of Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 kick-started their Jaipur schedule on February 22, 2020. Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 team headed to Jaipur for 10 days before they move to Lucknow to shoot at a palace. Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 is produced by Bhushan Kumar, Murad Khetani and Krishan Kumar under the banner of T-Series and Cine1 Studios. Directed by Anees Bazmee and starring Kartik Aaryan, the film is written by Farhad Samji and Aakash Kaushik. Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 is schedul..
                 

Laal Singh Chaddha: Aamir Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan shoot romantic song in Punjab

4 days ago  
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Aamir Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan are busy with the shooting schedule if their upcoming film, Laal Singh Chaddha. The actor has been shooting around 100 locations across India for the Indian adaptation of Tom Hanks' Forrest Gump. The duo recently wrapped up another romantic song shoot. Aamir Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan filmed a song titled 'Jugnu' that has been composed by Pritam and lyrics are by Amitabh Bhattacharya. This song was filmed in Punjab and Kareena returned to Mumbai this past weekend. The actress has been juggling between Mumbai and Punjab for her shoot schedules. Director Advait Chandan said that they had a blast shooting 'Jugnu' which is a feel-good romantic song. He said that their chemistry is so good that he didn't want to call cut during the filming. The director is excited for the audience to watch it. Written by Atul Kulkarni, Laal Singh Chaddha is helmed by Advait Chandan, is produced by Viacom18 Studios and Aamir Khan Productions. The movie is slated to hit t..
                 

SCOOP: Reliance to help Radhe - Your Most Wanted Bhai get MAXIMUM screens during Eid 2020 clash?

4 days ago  
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This Eid is going to see the mother of all clashes as three biggies are scheduled to release on the holy festival. Salman Khan, as always, was the first to grab this date, for Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Inshallah in which he was to be seen with Alia Bhatt. When that film got scrapped, he announced Radhe - Your Most Wanted Bhai and assured it’ll release on the same date. Meanwhile, Akshay Kumar too decided to bring his film Laxmmi Bomb on May 22, the day of Eid. Finally, the Hollywood actioner Fast & Furious 9 also jumped in this race and will also release on the same day. Obviously, trade and industry are already worried about this three-way clash. They were some problems in screen distribution even during Diwali 2019 when one biggie (Housefull 4) and two small films (Saand Ki Aankh and Made In China) came together. In the case of Eid 2020, there are three big films that will vie for screen space. Hence, exhibitors are already dreading the fight that the distributors of these films w..
                 

SCOOP: Salman Khan offered Saare Jahaan Se Achcha by Siddharth Roy Kapur!

5 days ago  
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In Hollywood, there exists a concept named ‘Black List’ that comprises of most liked scripts which have not been transformed into celluloid. Some famous films and classics like Argo, American Hustle, Juno, The King's Speech, Slumdog Millionaire, Spotlight, The Revenant, The Descendants etc were once a part of this reputed list. If a similar concept starts in Bollywood, the film that would be first mentioned will be Saare Jahaan Se Achcha. It is based on an incredible true story but for various reasons, most actors have turned it down. However, if reports are to be believed, then Siddharth Roy Kapur, who owns the rights to the script of this film, has now approached none other than superstar Salman Khan. A source reveals, “A few weeks ago, Siddharth Roy Kapur met Salman Khan to discuss the said project. The producer is confident that Salman can pull off this role. It’s a mammoth project. For such an expensive film, they are looking for a superstar and who better than Salman.” The sourc..
                 

Shah Rukh Khan does a test shoot for Mogambo with Ranveer Singh for Ali Abbas Zafar’s Mr. India 2?

6 days ago  
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It’s only been a few days since Mr. India 2 has been officially announced. Bollywood Hungama, on February 16, reported that Ali Abbas Zafar is working on Mr. India 2. And that Ranveer Singh was in talks to lead the film. This was confirmed on February 17 by Zee Studios and the director as he informed us that they are working on a trilogy. Ali wrote on Twitter, "Excited to partner with @ZeeStudios_ for an epic trilogy #MrIndia! It is a huge responsibility to carry forward an iconic character loved by everyone. Currently, working on the script, no actor has been locked till now. Once we lock the first draft of the script, casting begins!" Soon, reports suggested that Shah Rukh Khan has been approached for the role of Mogambo, the iconic villain which was essayed by late Amrish Puri. Ranveer Singh is reportedly set to play Arun Verma aka Mr. India that was earlier played by Anil Kapoor. If the latest reports are anything to go by, SRK and Ranveer came face to face during the test shoot p..
                 

Sonam Kapoor Ahuja MIFFED with the makers of MR. INDIA 2 for not even informing Anil Kapoor about the remake

6 days ago  
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It was only last week that Ali Abbas Zafar announced Mr. India 2 and has been working on this dream project silently for quite some time. The film is most likely to be titled as Mr. India 2, with a fresh take on the classic. The film will also see a festival release in 2022 and this news has left Shekhar Kapur and Sonam Kapoor Ahuja quite upset. When Ali Abbas Zafar announced the trilogy in association with Zee Studios, Shekhar Kapur, who has directed the original starring Anil Kapoor, Sridevi, and Amrish Puri, called him out on Twitter. Shekhar Kapur claimed that the makers were only using the name to get a big opening at the weekend and also mentioned that they cannot make the film without the permission of the original’s makers. After Shekhar Kapur, even Sonam Kapoor Ahuja took to her Twitter to address the lack of approval from the makers. Sonam revealed that Anil Kapoor was not even aware that such a project was in the making. He was not even informed about the project. She tweet..
                 

Radhika Madan turns vegan for Angrezi Medium

6 days ago  
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After learning martial arts for her character in Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota (2019) and gaining 12 kgs for Pataakha (2018), Radhika Madan had to change her body-type from a martial artist to a schoolgirl. Changed her nutrition, workout regime and actually turned vegan in the process! Radhika, otherwise a foodie — who also believes in staying fit, reveals that she had only a month to get into the character. She says, “I was eating read meat for Pataakha and had a lot of fat on my body when I went in to audition for Angrezi Medium. Dinesh Vijan (producer) and Homi Adajania (director) loved the screen test. It was their conviction that helped me make up my mind and take the challenge of getting into shape.” The actor says that it was tough to follow a strict regime. “I had to look like a 17-year-old college student so I couldn’t gain muscle. I had to show some amount of baby fat. So, I could only do yoga and cardio to look lean. I also decided to turn vegan, which I did and it really helped m..
                 

Shilpa Shetty and Raj Kundra welcome daughter Samisha via surrogacy

7 days ago  
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Shilpa Shetty and her husband Raj Kundra are parents again. The couple made an announcement on Maha Shivaratri that they have been blessed with their second child, a baby girl. Shilpa took to Instagram to make the announcement that their little angel Samisha Shetty Kundra arrived on February 15, 2020. "Our prayers have been answered with a miracle. With gratitude in our hearts we are thrilled to announce the arrival of our little Angel. Samisha Shetty Kundra. Born on 15th February 2020 Junior SSK in the house,” she posted on Instagram. She went onto explain that how they name their child. "'Sa' in Sanskrit is 'to have', and 'Misha' in Russian stands for 'someone like God'," she added.   View this post on Instagram   ||Om Shri Ganeshaya Namah|| Our prayers have been answered with a miracle... With gratitude in our hearts, we are thrilled to announce the arrival of our little Angel, ???????????????????????????????? ???????????????????????? ???????..
                 

Arjun Kanungo reveals how he landed a role in the Salman Khan starrer Radhe – Your Most Wanted Bhai

7 days ago  
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Arjun Kanungo has been impressing the audience with his music and small stints in the videos for quite some time now. The ‘Baaki Baatein Peene Baad’ singer is all set to make his big Bollywood debut with Salman Khan in his next, Radhe – Your Most Wanted Bhai. In a recent interview he gave to a leading daily, Arjun Kanungo has spoken in detail about how he landed the role in the film and expressed his excitement to be working with Salman Khan. He says that he first met Salman Khan two years ago and after exchanging pleasantries, he said that he likes his aforementioned song a lot. Salman Khan even offered him to sing a song for his film, Race 3. The song featured Saqib Saleem and Jacqueline Fernandez, however, it was not released. After the music video of ‘Baarishein’ was released, he showed it to Salman Khan who said that he looks good on screen and wanted him to work in his next. However, Salman Khan did not want Arjun Kanungo to play the role of a good boy and wanted something out o..
                 

Optimystix Entertainment & Ashwin Varde join hands to launch Wakaoo Films

8 days ago  
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Optimystix Entertainment, India’s flagship television production company, announced strategic partnership with Ashwin Varde, one of India’s most prominent film producers, to launch a new film production company, Wakaoo Films. The joint venture will comprehensively engage in content development and production across feature films and digital media. The new entity will produce a minimum of 3 to 4 feature film projects this calendar year and a few web-series for OTT platforms. Commenting on this strategic association, Vipul D.Shah, Founder & Chairman, Optimystix Entertainment said, “We have been successfully scripting our success story in highly competitive TV arena with an array of leading fiction & non-fiction shows since almost two decades. Having produced 125+ prime-time TV shows including the long-running Comedy Circus & Crime Patrol we have created an ecosystem of Comedy & Crime that currently exists in the TV space. Our vision is to build a similar content driven e..
                 

Kartik Aaryan roped in as new brand ambassador of Flying Machine jeans

8 days ago  
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Flying Machine brings aboard a fresh new face, India's heartthrob Kartik Aaryan as the wingman to this youth brand. India’s first homegrown denim brand, Flying Machine, launches its new campaign of the season, with the new face of Kartik Aaryan. With this new collaboration, the brand seeks to connect with the fun, quirky and cool youth that Kartik Aaryan is said to lead and influence. Alok Dubey, CEO of Arvind Lifestyle Brands said, “Kartik Aaryan is immensely popular with youth and truly represents the brand persona of being The New Cool besides being quirky, witty and very versatile with his fashion choices. This makes it a terrific collaboration.” The campaign shows Kartik Aaryan flaunting the freshest and coolest styles of the coming season, with the youthful candour and appeal that only he can. “I am very happy to collaborate with India’s first homegrown denim brand Flying Machine. Denims are something which is a part of my daily life and the Flying machine has the comfort, style..
                 

Javed Akhtar lashes out at Shekhar Kapur for being upset about Mr. India 2

8 days ago  
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Javed Akhtar, one-half of the iconic Salim-Javed duo who wrote Mr India is not impressed, let alone moved, by director Shekhar Kapur’ s condemnation of Zee Network and director Ali Abbas Zafar’s plans to turn Kapur’s 1987 classic Mr India into a franchise. Shekhar Kapur tweeted, “No one has even asked me or mentioned to me about this film called Mr India 2. I can only guess that they using the title to get a big weekend. For they cannot use the characters/story without permission from the original creators of the film.” Speaking exclusively to this writer Javed asks, “Today Shekhar Kapur is offended because no one has consulted him about this new project. Why should they? They may or may not be morally bound to inform the people involved with the original film. But they are not legally bound to do so. And where was his sense of creative outrage when he had disregarded the bound script of Mr India that we had given to producer Boney Kapoor and Shekhar? Shekhar chose to do his own thing..
                 

Sunil Grover REPLACES Ali Fazal in Salman Khan's Bulbul Marriage Hall for THIS REASON

8 days ago  
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Bollywood Hungama had exclusively reported that Pulkit Samrat, Kriti Kharbanda, Ali Fazal and Daisy Shah on Salman Khan’s upcoming production, Bulbul Marriage Hall which will be directed by Rohit Nayyar. We have now learnt that Ali Fazal is no longer a part of the film and Sunil Grover, who has worked with Salman Khan in Bharat, has got stepped into Ali’s shoes. “Ali is gearing up for his Summer 2020 wedding with Richa Chadha and Bulbul Marriage Hall too was supposed to go on floors during the same time frame. He tried to adjust his dates, but eventually had to step out as the combination dates with the star-cast was not working out,” revealed a source close to the development. The makers soon approached comedian turned actor, Sunil Grover, who loved the character and immediately agreed to come on board. “Sunil shares a person bond with Salman, and he stepped into the film without any ado. It’s a performance driven character and the makers were on a look-out for someone who has an exc..
                 

Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2: Tabu to dance on Vidya Balan's song 'Ami Je Tomar' in Kartik Aaryan - Kiara Advani starrer

8 days ago  
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In October 2019, Kartik Aaryan and Kiara Advani kickstarted their film, Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 which is set to be the sequel to Akshay Kumar starrer. The film went on floor in presence of the director Anees Bazmee and producers Bhushan Kumar and Murad Khetani. Tabu joined the cast on a later date. Earlier, Vidya Balan danced to the beats of 'Ami Je Tomar' in the original film. Now, Tabu will be dancing on the same song which is being recreated for this film. She is very excited and looking forward to it. Besides this song, 'Hare Ram' will also be recreated in the film. While the speculations are rife about Akshay Kumar's cameo in the film but nothing has been confirmed yet. Meanwhile, the team of Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 will head to Jaipur for 10 days before heading to Lucknow to shoot at a palace. Anees Bazmee and the team looked for various palaces before locking down the Lucknow one. They plan to wrap up the second schedule by mid-April before shooting some portions in Mumbai later. Bhool Bhu..
                 

Rinzing Denzongpa's debut film Squad boasts of some of the biggest explosions seen on screen

8 days ago  
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Rinzing Denzongpa's Debut film Squad, a true blue action film has one of its kind chopper chases. The film also boasts of some of the biggest explosions seen on screen. Director  Nilesh Sahay, says, "Rinzing's introduction has 60 explosions with a 150 feet trajectory going off in a 1 km radius with 100 stuntmen running through and exploding and Rinzing walking through it." Nilesh adds, "It was very complexed We prepped it for a week with no room for error. When asked if his hero was nervous he says " I was nervous , Rinzing’s a stud. He’s made for action. He didn't flinch." Rinzing adds "It was an epic moment we had eight camera's rolling and me walking through the explosion that went off non stop for about 3 minutes." Nilesh’s favorite was what he called the mother of all bombs, where 800 liters of petrol along with three different high explosives were used. The biggest blast seen on screen for sure. Talking about Nilesh, local stunt coordinator Roman who worked with him says, "He ..
                 

Cricketer Yuvraj Singh and wife Hazel Keech to star in a web series

9 days ago  
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Former Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh is set to make his debut in a web series alongside his wife Hazel Keech. The project will be led by his brother Zoravar Singh and his mother Shabnam Singh will also be a part of it. The web series is being backed by Assam-based Dream House Productionz. ''The world will get to see the real Yuvraj Singh and Zoravar Singh. The central character of the web series is focused on my younger son Zoravar and as a mother, I am proud of both my sons and daughter-in-law," Shabnam Singh said at the press conference. ''It is an honour to make the web series featuring former Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh and his brother Zoravar Singh. Our mission is to identify, groom and provide a platform to the young talents of Assam who will continue to strengthen the vision of T Series Stage Works Academy and Dream House Production," Nita Sarma said. Akshay Kumar’s Bachchan Pandey writer Vipin Uniyal is also part of the project. Nita Sarma said that some other Bollywood acto..
                 

EXCLUSIVE: Janhvi Kapoor to take her fan on a helicopter ride through Fankind

9 days ago  
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After Alia Bhatt's successful interaction with her fan, Fankind, an online fundraising platform founded by Anshula Kapoor has announced their latest campaign and is all set to capture Janhvi Kapoor's die-hard fan moments via Fankind.   With Janhvi, her fans have a one of a kind fun & thrilling opportunity to go on a private VIP helicopter ride with her over the skies of Mumbai! Surely, this once in a lifetime opportunity is set to be a treat for the fans and should not be missed! Through Fankind, Janhvi is helping raise money for Saath Charitable Trust for school supplies needed for the education of underprivileged children in Ahmedabad. Talking about this campaign, Janhvi said, "I am really proud of my sister for creating this platform that allows us to connect with our fans and make wonderful memories with them but also helps us raise money for organizations that we believe in. Through this, I have had the opportunity to help raise funds for the Saath Foundation that helps ..
                 

Ranbir Kapoor decides to go ‘SINGLE’

9 days ago  
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Universal Sportsbiz Pvt. Ltd. (USPL), the youth-oriented fashion retailer, has announced Bollywood Actor and Style Icon Ranbir Kapoor as the new brand ambassador for their menswear brand – SINGLE, which is the fourth and the newest brand under USPLS’s umbrella. SINGLE is a young, vibrant men’s casualwear brand, which is bound to re-write the rules of men’s fashion in the country. SINGLE’s Spring Summer 2020 collection is a great mix of fashion and comfort. The collection comprises various t-shirt styles such as typo tees, ombre, tie and dye and pop color tees that can be teamed effortlessly with denims, joggers, shorts and easy casual shirts, that the brand has to offer. The range is vast and extremely fashion-forward. The season’s campaign consists of a series of images of Ranbir Kapoor depicting the many facets of the ultimate SINGLE guy. Speaking on the announcement, Ms. Anjana Reddy, Founder, and CEO, USPL said “The youngest brand in our portfolio – SINGLE speaks to young men who ..
                 

Saif Ali Khan and Rani Mukerji starrer Bunty Aur Babli 2 to release on this date

10 days ago  
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The official announcement of the sequel of Bunty Aur Babli was announced a few weeks ago. Apart from Rani Mukerji, the film will see fresh cast as actors Saif Ali Khan, Siddhanth Chaturvedi and Sharvari Wagh too will be a part of the film. The makers have now zeroed in on a release date. Fans will not have to wait much as the film is set to release on June 26, 2020. “For whole of India, Bunty Aur Babli is and will always be part of cinema that we watched while growing up. It is truly a much loved film and has huge nostalgia value attached to it. When we were designing the logo of Bunty Aur Babli 2, we were certain that we will keep the original logo as it pays a perfect homage to the first film that is part of India’s pop culture history. I’m guessing this move will be much loved by cine-lovers as it evokes a big sense of nostalgia,” says Varun V. Sharma, the director of the film. They’ll con you when you least expect it! #BuntyAurBabli2 in cinemas on 26th June, 2020. #SaifAliKhan #R..
                 

Bunty Aur Babli 2: Saif Ali Khan, Rani Mukerji, Siddhant Chaturvedi, Sharvari Wagh set to carry out a con in Abu Dhabi

10 days ago  
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Yash Raj Films is ensuring that the much-anticipated sequel Bunty Aur Babli 2, which has been completely rebooted and is set in today’s day and age, will have a scale that will wow audiences. We have confirmed information that the entire Bunty Aur Babli 2 team is travelling to Abu Dhabi and will shoot an elaborate con sequence in the Middle East. YRF wants the cons in the sequel, which is this year’s big summer entertainer, to be a little larger than life and also a visual treat for audiences. “Bunty Aur Babli 2 will be the quintessential Hindi film that will be presented as the big summer entertainer to the youth and family audiences. We are clear that given it’s a sequel to a much-loved film which is set in today’s time, the cons need to be crafted for today’s audience who will expect something new and slick. They will get exactly that when they see the film in theatres,” informs Varun Sharma, the director of the film. Varun adds, “We are shooting a highlight con in Abu Dhabi. The l..
                 

Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan EXCLUSIVE: Ayushmann Khurrana - Jitendra Kumar’s kiss ESCAPES the censor scissor

10 days ago  
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Last week, Bollywood Hungama was the first to put it out that a few intimate scenes in Valentine’s Day release Love Aaj Kal had been butchered by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC). This week sees the release of Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan, a gay love story. Moviegoers hence feared that this film too might face some modifications at the hands of the CBFC since it is based on a taboo topic. But they can breathe easy as the CBFC has asked for very little changes, none of which will affect the storyline. A source close to the project says, “Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan has been awarded a U/A certificate by the Board. There’s a kiss between the homosexual couple in the film, played by Ayushmann Khurrana and Jitendra Kumar. It’s shown in the promos as well but CBFC hasn’t touched it at all. They understood that it was not inserted for the heck of it and besides, it’s not graphic as well. Also, there are several dialogues in the film with regards to homosexuality and homophobia a..
                 

 "Super 30 was easier. Perhaps in previous life, I may have been Bihari", shares Hrithik Roshan on his transformation

10 days ago  
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Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan recently attended an event in Udaipur. At the event, the actor saw a massive horde of fans waiting for him in the scorching heat and decided to join them. While talking about his work during a Q&A, Hrithik was asked about his transformation from Anand Kumar in Super 30 to Kabir in WAR to which he shared, "It is amazing that I am the same person, but I work and change my thoughts. We check the roles, Kabir's heart and Anand's heart are one. So do not judge by seeing someone. I have seen that both these men are the same but the way they treat you is different." Hrithik further added, "Both characters were difficult. But to be honest, the Super 30 was easier. Because he had more heart. Perhaps in my previous life, I may have been Bihari." The actor shook everyone with his performance first in Super 30 as mathematician Anand Kumar, following which fans witnessed Hrithik Roshan undergo a massive transformation as Kabir in WAR. Hrithik Roshan owned 2019 wi..
                 

Zee Studios confirms an epic trilogy Mr India with Ali Abbas Zafar

10 days ago  
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Bollywood Hungama was the first to report that filmmaker Ali Abbas Zafar was already working on his next venture. In fact, we had told you just yesterday that Zafar had commenced work on Mr. India 2 on the quiet, and that Ranveer Singh had been approached to play the lead. Now, confirming the same the makers of the film, Zee Studios announced the venture with a press release. As per the release Zee Studios has signed Ali Abbas Zafar to write and direct Mr. India. Based on the iconic characters of the 1987 cult classic, Ali Abbas Zafar’s Mr India will be set in a new, relevant and contemporary superhero world. The filmmaker is currently working on the script and building the superhero universe. The studio is gearing up to mount the film on a massive scale, making it one of the biggest spectacle films to come out of India. Ali Abbas Zafar shared, “It is a huge responsibility to carry forward an iconic character that has been loved by Indians for so many years. I have just commenced work..
                 

Karan Johar and Dinesh Vijan mutually change release dates of Gunjan Saxena and Angrezi Medium

11 days ago  
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Irrfan Khan starrer Angrezi Medium is one of the most sought-after releases of the year. The film was coming out on 20th March, a week after Janhvi Kapoor's Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl was scheduled to hit the theatres. However, probably as a move to ensure plenty of room for both the films, producers Karan Johar and Dinesh Vijan caught up and decided to change the dates. Karan took to Twitter to announce the new dates. "Friendships in the fraternity are rare but when they exist ...they are empowering! Dinoo and I have made an exchange of dates! ANGREZI MEDIUM will come a week earlier on the GUNJAN SAXENA date 13th of March.2020 and GUNJAN SAXENA takes the ROOHI AFZA date 24th April 2020," he wrote. Roohi Afzana, another Maddock Films production starring Janhvi Kapoor and Rajkummar Rao, is now yet to get its fresh release date. Karan Johar on Twitter Friendships in the fraternity are rare but when they exist ...they are empowering! Dinoo and I have have made an exchange of dates! ..
                 

Mira Nair’s Queen of Katwe actress Nikita Pearl Waligwa passes away at the age of 15 after battling brain tumour

11 days ago  
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Disney’s Queen Of Katwe actress Nikita Pearl Waligwa has passed away at the age of 15 after battling brain tumour for years. The actress played a memorable role in the Mira Nair directorial. She died at a hospital in Kampala, Uganda. As per reports, Nikita was in and out of the hospital for years and was battling cancer for three years. As soon as the news about death was revealed, tributes started pouring in for the young actress. Lupita Nyong'o and David Oyelowo starred in the film. Nikita played the role of Phiona’s friend Gloria who explained chess rules to her. David Oyelowo took to Instagram to express his condolence to the family and her friends. "We mourn the loss of our beautiful Nikita Pearl Waligwa,” he captioned a photo of the actress via Instagram on Sunday. “She was a ball of light in @queenofkatwemovie and in life. Her battle with a brain tumor was humbling to witness. Her light will live on. #rip" As per reports, director Mira Nair mobilized to help to fund Nikita’s tr..
                 

Rakul Preet Singh goes the vegan way!

13 days ago  
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Sometimes, you do something on a whim and then, decide to stick to it for the rest of your life. Rakul Preet Singh would agree. The actress decided to turn vegan suddenly, without any pre-planning or thought but says that it’s one of the best decisions she ever took. She says, “I have been a hardcore non-vegetarian all my life. Not that I didn’t like my veggies, but meat was a crucial part of my diet, especially eggs. However, one day, I just decided to turn vegan. It was a sudden decision — something that came from within and not prompted by any trend. Now, I feel lighter and full of energy.” Given that her profession includes a lot of travelling, how easy is it going to find vegetarian fare everywhere? Rakul replies, “When shooting in Mumbai, I carry vegan shake, fruits, and meals from home. The only trouble is when you are travelling abroad — in many countries, it’s easier to get grilled chicken and fish. But where there is a will, there is a way. If nothing, my team buys any veget..
                 

'Dus Bahane 2.0' composers Vishal Dadlani - Shekhar Ravjiani say they do not want anyone else recreating their song

13 days ago  
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Music composer duo Vishal Dadlani and Shekhar Ravjiani have always been vocal about their displeasure towards remixes. They even warned people against remixing their work without consent or giving incorrect credits. Attempts by a section of the music industry publishers to remake/recreate an old song by adding or changing a couple of lines, crediting the new composer for it and delinking the original composers from their actual work, was unacceptable to them. Now, their song Dus Bahane was recently recreated for the upcoming film Baaghi 3 starring Tiger Shroff and Shraddha Kapoor. The composer duo themself opted to recreate the song after 15 years. Talking about the same to a daily, Vishal said that this is the first time they have recreated their own song. He said that they opted to do this as a lot of the new remixes are substandard quickie jobs and have been made on low budgets and made by people who are looking to add their name to an already successful product. Vishal further sai..
                 

Sunny Leone urges fans to ditch leather by wearing vegan

13 days ago  
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At Lakmé Fashion Week's Sustainable Fashion Day, Bollywood's Sunny Leone unveiled her new ad for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India. It shows her skin being "torn off" – a reference to the fact that more than a billion cows, buffaloes, and other animals are tormented, killed and skinned every year for the global toxic leather industry. The ad was shot by ace photographer Avinash Gowariker.  "With so many wonderful vegan shoes, bags, and jackets to choose from, there's no reason to choose to hurt the environment and take life by wearing an animal's skin," says Leone. "After learning about the horrors of leather production from my friends at PETA India, I vow to save animals and the planet by kicking leather to the and urge my fans to join me."  Jaspreet Chandok, head of lifestyle business for IMG Reliance, said, "Sustainability is one of our key conversations at Lakmé Fashion Week, with an entire day dedicated to it. This season we have made several strides in red..