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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sonu Walia files complaint against car dealers for forged documents

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

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

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

Marriage on cards for Farhan Akhtar this year?

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

Movie Review: Fraud Saiyaan

2 days ago  
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Four years ago, Sonam Kapoor surprised everyone with her comic caper DOLLY KI DOLI [2015]. It was a tale of a woman getting married and then running away with the money of the groom. Now in a gender reversal, Arshad Warsi attempts something similar in FRAUD SAIYAAN. This is a delayed film but fortunately for the makers, it doesn’t seem dated. So does FRAUD SAIYAAN turn out to be a fun-filled entertainer? Or does it disappoint? Let’s analyse. <img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-943755" src="http://www.bollywoodhungama.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Fraud-Saiyaan-2.jpg" alt="" width="720" height="450" /> FRAUD SAIYAAN is the story of a guy who has multiple wives. Bhola Prasad Tripathi (Arshad Warsi) is a con man who gets married to women and then robs them of their money. He has got married to as many as 12 women and is searching for his next target. He is with his wife Sunita (Deepali Pansare) one day in Lucknow when s..
                 

MSG Gurmeet Ram Rahim proven guilty of murder, awarded a life sentence

2 days ago  
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In a one off case, an E-verdict has been passed against Gurmeet Ram Rahim Insaan of Dera Sacha Sauda cult. Convicted of murder of a local journalist, Gurmeet has been awarded a life imprisonment sentence. When Gurmeet was awarded 20 years of imprisonment for raping two women followers of his religious group in 2017, there was a huge furore as his followers indulged in mass destruction in his hometown in Sirsa. The authorities have taken a stand of awarding Gurmeet a life sentence through an E-VERDICT to avoid a situation like this. The judge announced this sentence via video conference in jail hosting Gurmeet. Not just Gurmeet Ram Rahim Insaan, his other three followers Krishan Lal and two Dera carpenters Kuldeep Singh and Nirmal Singh too have been convicted by Panchkula’s CBI judge. The above mentioned individuals murdered the journalist Ram Chander Chhatrapati on Gurmeet’s orders and also acquired a weapon from him. Gurmeet had Chhratrapati murdered in 2002 because he was publishin..
                 

Son Chiriya: 50 - 60 fighters trained to use real guns in Sushant Singh Rajput starrer

2 days ago  
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Son Chiriya which showcases the era of dacoits, has a sequence that was shot with 50-60 men who traveled all the way from Punjab were trained to fire real guns. As the film is set back in the era where dacoits were prominent, guns were used extensively. In order, to give action sequences a real touch, the makers made sure that these fighters get formal training to use real guns. Also, ample time was spent on training the background artists to make sure they look rough and fearless to add strength to their respective roles. The trailer depicts the era of 1970s in the Chambal region in Madhya Pradesh. The trailer narrates the story of the famous dacoits of Chambal and their on and off rebel with the local police. It showcases strong and rough characters with talented lead actor Sushant Singh Rajput in an unseen avatar. Starring Sushant Singh Rajput, Bhumi Pednekar, Manoj Bajpayee, Ranvir Shorey, and Ashutosh Rana in pivotal roles, Son Chiriya presents tale set in the era of dacoits. Dir..
                 

Ranveer Singh’s 83’ to go on floors in May (All DETAILS revealed)

3 days ago  
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Ranveer Singh has definitely peaked in his career as he has been giving back to back hits and has also become the audience’s favourite for the variety of roles he has been taking up and the range he has been showcasing as an actor. While he is currently riding high on the success of Simmba, Ranveer has started prepping for his ambitious next, Kapil Dev biopic. The movie is titled 83’ and helmed by Kabir Khan. It sure takes a lot for an actor to do a biopic of any kind because it is challenging to play the part of the concerned person convincingly, without looking caricaturish. Ranveer is leaving no stone unturned to make sure that he is doing the same. Director Kabir Khan revealed the training process for Ranveer and the date of their shooting schedules. Kabir, at an event revealed, "The major 4 month schedule in London is May-June-July-August and some shooting will be in India." While the shoot will happen after four months, Ranveer is utilising the time by training intensely for thr..
                 

Shabana Azmi’s brother Baba Azmi turns director

3 days ago  
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Shabana Azmi’s extremely shy and gifted cinematographer brother Baba Azmi is directing a film. Entitled Me Raqsam (I Dance) the film is being shot currently at Mijwan, Shabana and Baba’s father the eminent poet Kaifi Azmi’s native village. Speaking from Mijwan the proud and happy sister Shabana says, “I’m in Mijwan with my sister-in-law Tanve (Baba’s husband). The District Magistrate of Azamgarh gave the muhurat clap for Baba’s feature film Me Raqsam (I Dance). It’s being shot in a start to finish schedule in Mijwan with 14 year old resident of Mijwan, Aditi Sharma playing the protagonist. Danish Husain plays her father. It is the story of a humble tailor who fights all odds to fulfil his daughter’s dream to become a dancer. Once Abba (father Kaifi Azmi) had asked Baba in passing if a film could be shot in Mijwan. In Kaifi’s centenary year Baba pays the most fitting tribute to his father’s desire.” Concludes Shabana, “I’ve always been proud of supportive of my brother. He is making a ..
                 

Shilpa Shetty Kundra turns restaurateur and here’s what her new business is all about

3 days ago  
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Shilpa Shetty Kundra is no stranger to the hospitality sector having been a co- owner of a popular nightspot in Mumbai until not too long ago. Now, the actor has plunged headlong into the food and beverage business. She has invested in Chronicle, the popular beach club in Goa. Keeping up with Shetty’s love for fitness, it’s not surprising that she has expanded the menu to include healthy offerings too. While Chronicle has largely been a popular hotspot since its inception in 2013, Shilpa says they have reimagined it as an all- day eatery. “It was more of a night club earlier. But now, we have transitioned it into a day club that opens its doors at 9 am. We are also focusing on the food offerings,” said Mrs. Kundra. The restaurant’s idyllic location on the beach makes it the perfect setting for yoga sessions, says Shilpa. “We have already successfully launched yoga mornings. It comprises people practicing yoga under the guidance of the available trainers, followed by healthy juices and..
                 

Rakul Preet SLAMS a troll for slut shaming her, asks his mother to SLAP him (Read Tweets)

3 days ago  
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Actress Rakul Preet is in the news again but this time not for her film. Recently, a picture of the actress surfaced on the Internet where she was wearing denim shorts and getting out of her car. She was trolled for the clothes she wore by a man who distastefully referred to it as a ‘session in the car’ and claimed that she ‘forgot to wear pants after that’. Rakul was obviously ruffled by this slut shaming and she decided to teach him a lesson on the Internet. Rakul struck back at him saying, “I think your mother does a lot of sessions in the car so you are an expert!!  Ask her to give u some sense also besides these session details …till the time people like this exist women can't be safe.. just debating about equality and safety won't help.. #sick mind.”  While her fans were very happy with her reply, there were some who got really offended because Rakul got the troll’s mother into the picture. Rakul again took to Twitter and specified her intention for doing so. She wrote, “Well f..
                 

BRAHMASTRA - Amitabh Bachchan and Ranbir Kapoor to groove together in this song from the film!

4 days ago  
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Brahmastra is one of the most awaited films for more reasons than one! From Ranbir - Alia's real life romance to it being a superhero film, there are many factors why it has been in news constantly. Now of late, the latest news is about the dance number that will feature megastar Amitabh Bachchan and the Gen Y star Ranbir Kapoor shaking a leg with each other! After a much extensive schedule of Brahmastra on foreign shores, the team has now returned to Mumbai. In fact, the superhero drama is being shot in Mumbai at the suburban Mehboob Studios and currently the makers are busy filming a dance number. If reports are to be believed, choreographer Farah Khan has kicked off her style of choreography for the song. It seems that both the stars are doing some rigorous training to make the song a memorable one. As further details on the song are kept under wraps, it is being said that it will be a peppy number and will also be high on VFX. Interestingly, the entire film is expected to be high ..
                 

Shahid Kapoor confesses about stress with Ranveer Singh during Padmaavat, but still wants to work with him again

4 days ago  
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Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh shared screen space in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's magnum opus Padmavaat last year and broke all records with their sensational performance. While shooting the movie, there were reports about the two male leads having minor issues on professional level. Post the release of the film too there were polarized views on who's performance was better and their fan clubs sure got a little competitive with each other on Twitter but the movie was a success overall and none of this mattered in the long run. On the recent episode of Koffee With Karan, Shahid was asked about this rivalry and he gave a very honest reply saying, “It's really a big film and the stakes were very high for everybody. So everybody wanted to have their A-game on. Everybody was doing everything it takes to kind of be in the centre of the limelight. I'm sure everybody felt a bit threatened by each other at some level, it's natural." He is yet again set to appear on yet another high profile interv..
                 

Mahesh Babu celebrates Pongal with family despite his busy schedule

4 days ago  
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Telugu superstar Mahesh Babu may have his hands full but that never stops him from dedicating his time to his family. The actor, who was shooting for his forthcoming film Maharshi, recently wrapped up the shooting of its latest schedule in Hyderabad. And then post that, he decided to celebrate the festival of Pongal with his family. Being quite active on social media, Mahesh Babu is one of the few South stars who enjoy an incredible fan base not just in Andhra Pradesh but across the nation. He recently extended his special Pongal wishes to all his fans and followers on social media. The actor said, “Sending my warm wishes and love to you and your family on this auspicious festive occasion...Wishing you a bright & joyful Sankranti ???????? #HappyMakarSankranti #HappyPongal” Sending my warm wishes and love to you and your family on this auspicious festive occasion... Wishing you a bright & joyful Sankranti ????????#HappyMakarSankranti #HappyPongal pic.twitter.com/GHkuxHf5fw — M..
                 

Kareena Kapoor Khan's trolls reach out to Karisma Kapoor on Instagram, here's why

5 days ago  
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Kareena Kapoor Khan has been post some great work with her new radio show lately. The show is titled What Women Want and no prices for guessing, it is all for, by and about women. The show has had many women celebrities and the latest one among them was Bebo's sister and best friend Karisma Kapoor. Now we all know that the two are very thick and have been close since their childhood. In fact, Kareena grew up watching Karisma working in front of the camera and wanted to become an actress inspired by her. The latest episode gives us an insight into this beautiful relationship shared between the siblings. In one of the segments of the show, Kareena asks Karisma about internet trolls and she shared something interesting and funny about the same. So Kareena is not officially on Instagram but still is all over it. Karisma is pretty active on it and always posts pictures with her sister and other family members. So it's like Bebo's fans live vicariously through her life looking at Karisma’s ..
                 

Me Too: Sharman Joshi, Arshad Warsi, Dia Mirza back Rajkumar Hirani, call him a thorough GENTLEMAN

5 days ago  
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In a very shocking turn of events, acclaimed filmmaker Rajkummar Hirani got named in the ongoing Me Too movement and it has shocked the film industry. While the deafening silence in the industry has got criticism, some actors who have worked with Hirani have come out in his support. They have called him a decent, dignified person and have defied the allegations made by one of his assistants who worked with him in his last film, Sanju. Dia Mirza who has been a part of his every hit film from the Munnabhai franchise to Sanju has stated that she is distressed by the news and in last 15 years that she has known Raju, she has not come across this trait in him. She said that though she respects Hirani, it would be wrong for her to speak about it because she does not know the details. Arshad Warsi who has given his career’s best performance as Circuit in Munnabhai MBBS and Lage Raho Munnabhai said that it is a shocker for him. He said that Hirani is a wonderful person and a thorough gentlema..
                 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Boney Kapoor SUES Sridevi Bungalow makers who stand by their film

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Alia Bhatt - Ranbir Kapoor's engagement reports are false

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

Music Review: Manikarnika - The Queen Of Jhansi

7 days ago  
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EXPECTATIONS Manikarnika - The Queen of Jhansi is a dream project of Kangana Ranaut and she has given more than a year into making this happen. While it is expected that the film would have the much required scale, canvas and grandeur that the subject necessitates, the same is expected from music as well which is put together by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy and lyricist Prasoon Joshi. MUSIC Shankar Mahadevan is the lead singer for ‘Bharat’, a patriotic number which is about bringing the country first before your own self. One wonders if the song is primarily for end credits roll since its theme and tonality suggests a sober conclusion to the war drama that Kangana is bringing on screen. The soundtrack in fact concludes with another version which has Prasoon Joshi narrating (and not singing) it for the audiences. Meanwhile, Shankar Mahadevan is back with 'Vijayi Bhava', yet another theme track which is about moving ahead in the right direction and aim for victory. This is the song..
                 

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

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

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

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

Urvashi Rautela to feature in this John Abraham film

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Movie Review: Uri

11 days ago  
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While we usher into the New Year, one hopes that this year will be better for Bollywood than the last. While 2018 was a rather tumultuous period for films, 2019 looks more promising. 2019 will open with the release of URI: THE SURGICAL STRIKE, a film based on true events of the Uri attack that shook the nation and the heroic revenge taken by the Indian Army by conducting surgical strikes across PoK. But will the film that features Vicky Kaushal, Paresh Rawal, Yami Gautam, Kirti Kulhari and Mohit Raina entice the audience, is what we analyse. <img class="aligncenter wp-image-940463 size-full" title="Movie Review: Uri" src="http://www.bollywoodhungama.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Movie-Review-Uri-IMG.jpg" alt="Movie Review: Uri" width="720" height="450" /> URI: THE SURGICAL STRIKE is based on the true events of the surgical strike carried out by the Indian armed forces following the September 2016 Uri attacks, whic..
                 

WOAH! Arshad Warsi confirms MUNNABHAI 3 script is ready, the film might go on floor THIS YEAR

11 days ago  
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One would say that Sanjay Dutt and Arshad Warsi have been the best duo on screen when it came to their camaraderie in the Munnabhai franchise. Munnabhai MBBS and Lage Rao Munnabhai had received a lot of love from the audiences, especially Munna and Circuit’s hilarious bromance. The film's third installment has been in works for years but it seems like if everything falls into place, the film might go on floor later this year. Arshad Warsi has been promoting his upcoming film Fraud Saiyaan. When asked about the third installment, Arshad Warsi said that he does not know when the film will begin but he is aware that the script is pretty much ready. But, he does know from Rajkumar Hirani that the film will go on floor either in mid or end of 2019. The script work is on and as of now he is only aware of Sanjay Dutt and him being in the third installment. Munnabhai MBBS starred Gracy Singh, Sunil Dutt and Boman Irani whereas the second part had Vidya Balan as the leading lady. Meanwhile, Ar..
                 

EXCLUSIVE: “Surgery done & all, I am back home on Friday or Saturday" - Rakesh Roshan

12 days ago  
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Ever since Hrithik Roshan announced on social media that his father Rakesh Roshan was afflicted with throat cancer the family’s well-wishers and friends have been trying to glean more information on Mr Roshan’s shocking health bulletin. But now everyone can rest easy. A surgical process was undertaken on Tuesday and the actor-filmmaker is recovering well. This writer connected with Rakesh Roshan on Wednesday morning and Rakesh Roshan personally replied, “I am feeling all right, thank you. Surgery is done and all is okay. God is great. I am going to be back home on Friday or Saturday.” Another source close to Rakesh Roshan reveals, “Ever since the diagnosis, Rakeshji has been upbeat cheerful and not at all daunted by the setback. He went into surgery with his wife, brother (composer Rajesh Roshan), son Hrithik and daughter Sunaina by his wide and the surgery went smoothly. He is expected home by the end of this week.” In an earlier conversation Rakesh Roshan had once told me, “I’ve alw..
                 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi sends his prayers and best wishes to Hrithik Roshan’s father Rakesh Roshan

12 days ago  
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Hrithik Roshan recently took to social media to announce shocking news about his father Rakesh Roshan. The latter, who is a popular actor and filmmaker, has been diagnosed with cancer. The same was shared on social media by Hrithik earlier today. Now, our honourable Prime Minister Narendra Modi has send across his best wishes and prayers on social media to the Roshans. The official Twitter handle of Prime Minister Narendra Modi had a special message after the news of Rakesh Roshan being diagnosed with cancer hit the web. “Dear Hrithik, praying for the good health of Shri Rakesh Roshan Ji. He is a fighter and I am sure he will face this challenge with utmost courage. @RakeshRoshan_N.” Dear Hrithik, praying for the good health of Shri Rakesh Roshan Ji. He is a fighter and I am sure he will face this challenge with utmost courage. @RakeshRoshan_N https://t.co/Z0IaYSS4A4 — Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) January 8, 2019 Hrithik Roshan, who has also worked extensively with his father, took..
                 

After treatment in Los Angeles, Mithun Chakraborty is now recovering

12 days ago  
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Just last week, we had reported that Mithun Chakraborty hasn’t been taking any work commitments because of his unwell health. The pain of one of his injuries has resurfaced and due to the same, the Chakraborty family took off to Los Angeles for the actor’s treatment. Now, recent reports have it that Mithun is recuperating well. Readers may be aware that Mithun Chakraborty, who has been doing some work on television and films, haven’t been quite active, especially last year. While last year, his son Mahakshay tied the knot, Mithun has been maintaining a low profile. The actor, we hear, was spending his time in Ooty for some private time before taking off to U.S. As of now, reports claim that the entire family including his wife Yogita Bali is with Mithun in LA and taking care of his health. However, reports have quoted a certain unnamed kin assuring fans that the health of the actor is much better and also that, he will be arriving to India once he is given a green signal from the doct..
                 

Post being granted anticipatory bail, Alok Nath finally breaks his silence

13 days ago  
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Alok Nath accused of rape by writer-director Vinta Nanda has been given relief by the courts. He has been granted anticipatory bail. For the first time since the accusation snowballed into major scandal, Alok surfaced from hiding to speak. Says Alok, "The honourable court and my lawyers have advised me to keep completely silent for now. In fact I've been quiet throughout. Maybe some words escaped my mouth in my state of angst. But otherwise I've been lying absolutely low for the last three months. It is not right for me to make any comment at the moment. But yes we (Alok and his team of lawyers) got anticipatory bail, and we're very grateful for that. Now, when I am in a position to speak I will have a heart-to-heart with you." Alok does however express his gratitude to his wife Ashu. “She has been a pillar of strength for me. I am grateful to God that in my journey she has been my co-traveller throughout. She has been with me always. And my truth is her truth, and that’s God’s truth...
                 

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

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

Income Tax raids Kannada film industry – Officials seize Rs. 11 crores and find Rs. 109 crores as undisclosed income

13 days ago  
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The Karnataka film industry was left shocked last week, when the Income Tax officials raided over 20 places of renowned film stars, film producers and filmmakers. The raid was conducted by around 200 officials and it has resulted in some whopping amount that has come to light as undisclosed income and the officials also ended up seizing about Rs. 11 crores. Although no names have been taken as of now, last week it was revealed that the raid happened in properties owned by celebrities like Sudeep, Puneeth Rajkumar and his brother Shivarajkumar, Rockline Venkatesh, Vijay Kirigandur, KGF star Yash, producer CR Manohar. Further in a statement released in reports by the Income Tax officials, it has been clearly stated that they have got about Rs. 109 crores as undisclosed income during the said raid. This has also led the Income Tax Department to firmly warn all the Karnataka film industry folks to follow the guidelines and rules related to IT. They have asked them to make proper entries a..
                 

Rohit Shetty REVEALS his 2020 plans and here’s what he has to say about Simmba and Sooryavanshi franchise

13 days ago  
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Well, fans watching Simmba were in for a surprise when the film also carried the promo of another Rohit Shetty film. Rohit has now for the first time announced a film with Akshay Kumar and it will be about cops once again. We had EXCLUSIVELY reported two weeks ago that the actor and filmmaker will come together for Sooryavanshi. It definitely came as a surprise to fans who were obviously thrilled about another cop drama in the making. Speaking on all of these in recent reports, Rohit also revealed about how he wants to set his production house in motion with a series of films directed by his ADs [Assistant directors] too. In these reports, Rohit Shetty revealed that they are currently in the process of finalizing the script for Sooryavanshi. For the ones who have come across the teaser, they would be aware that Akshay Kumar plays the role of an ATS officer in the film but no further details have been given out in the short promo. On the other hand, the director also confirmed another ..
                 

Who will direct the Sridevi bio-pic?

14 days ago  
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There is no doubt that the one death which hit us the hardest in 2018 was that of Sridevi. Her going away so suddenly was a brutal reminder of how capricious life can be. Her grieving husband Boney Kapoor has still not been able to come to terms with her death. He says he keeps himself from thinking about her by being a father and mother to his children. But at the end of the day when he’s all alone, the loss of his beloved wife hits him hard. It can now be told that Boney is planning to produce and maybe even direct a film on the amazing life and career of Sridevi. Says a source close to Boney, “He’s definitely planning to tell Sridevi’s story in a movie before anyone else does. Believe me, there are several filmmakers planning to make films about her. Before they get down to it, Boney wants to copyright her life story so that only he will be able to make his wife’s bio-pic the way he wants to.” Books are also being planned on Sridevi. Says the source, “Several journalists and author..
                 

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

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

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

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

Kartik Aaryan appointed as the new face of PETA India

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

After sexual misconduct claim, Boney Kapoor asserts Rajkumar Hirani is too good man to do anything like this

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

Nimrat Kaur to reprise her season 4 role of Tasneem Qureshi in Homeland final season

5 days ago  
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WOW! Farhad Samji to write three scripts for Akshay Kumar and Varun Dhawan each and here’s what he has to say

6 days ago  
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Writer – filmmaker Farhad Samji came on board for Housefull 4 after Sajid Khan faced many sexual harassment allegations, followed by which he was dropped out of the project. The director asserted that he has completed almost 40 percent of the film despite coming on board a few months ago and only a few songs and patchwork is pending. Besides discussing Housefull 4 in recent reports, if there is yet another thing that the director is excited about, then it is to work with Rohit Shetty and Akshay Kumar. He also revealed that he is also scripting Varun Dhawan films too. Readers would be aware that Rohit Shetty is collaborating with Akshay Kumar for the first time in the cop drama Sooryavanshi where the action star plays ATS [Anti-Terrorist Squad] officer Veer Sooryavanshi. While there aren’t many details available on the film, let us tell you that it is Farhad who is scripting the film. Although he too maintained silence on the details of the film, he did reveal that it will go on floors..
                 

Gully Boy: Ranveer Singh's intense prep to play a rapper is beyond impressive

6 days ago  
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It can be safe to say that Ranveer Singh has peaked in his career. By giving back to back blockbusters and displaying enviable range as an actor, he sure is on the cusp of superstardom. After playing an affable cop in Rohit Shetty's Simmba, he is set to impress us as an underground rapper in Zoya Akhtar’s Gully Boy. Quite contrary to who Ranveer is in real life, his character in Gully Boy is intense, silent and brooding. Based on popular Mumbai rappers Divine and Naezy, Ranveer's character uses rapping as catharsis to subvert the social unfairness of his life in a city slum. It is clear that Ranveer surely had to get out of his comfort zone to play this character as he took upon the challenge of learning to rap professionally. He has sung four songs in the film and prepped for about 10 months with the rappers to get it right. Ranveer did not leave any stone unturned to get into the groove of his role, literally and figuratively. He made sure that he provides the authenticity and nuanc..
                 

KGF releases in Pakistan; becomes first commercial Kannada film to release in the country

6 days ago  
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KGF aka Kolar Gold Fields has become one of the biggest releases from South in 2018. The multi lingual action drama set against the backdrop of mine fields not only did brisk business in India but the film has been making news even internationally. Reports have it that KGF featuring Yash as the protagonist has been released in Pakistan. In fact, KGF has now become a record breaking Kannada film as it becomes the first commercial Kannada film to release in Pakistan. It is also considered to be one of the biggest achievements for the South industry in general as before this it was only the multi-lingual 2.0 that was released in the neighboring country. If that wasn’t all, reports are also confirming that the film has been receiving a good response abroad. If these reports are to be believed, the Hindi dubbed versions have released in Lahore and Islamabad, earlier on Friday. Even though the distributors are yet to receive figures, there are reports confirming that the response for the fi..
                 

Vishal Thakkar of Munnabhai MBBS fame missing for the past three years

6 days ago  
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Remember the 2003 Sanjay Dutt film Munnabhai MBBS? Well, if you do you might just recollect Vishal Thakkar who plays a small yet crucial role, of a boy who tries to commit suicide and is admitted in the hospital, in the film. Well, recently a leading newspaper revealed that Thakkar who after Munnabhai MBBS also featured in a popular television show, has been missing for the past three years. If that wasn’t all, the daily also revealed that though a missing person’s complaint has been filed, the police are still clueless about his whereabouts. Apparently, Thakkar had left his house on December 31, 2015 to watch a film, and was last seen by his girlfriend on January 1, 2016 hailing an auto rickshaw from Godbunder road to Andheri for a shoot. However, since then there has been no trace of Thakkar and neither his bank account nor his phone have been used since. Talking about the case, the police revealed that though they initially suspected on the girlfriend, they later ruled her out sinc..
                 

Emraan Hashmi reveals his son Ayaan is cancer free after five years

6 days ago  
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Emraan Hashmi has been very open about his son Ayaan's battle with cancer. The little one was diagnosed pretty early on and since then the family has been fighting it. Now, five years since the diagnosis, Emraan Hashmi has revealed that his son is cancer free. In a heartfelt post, the actor shared a couple of happy moments with Ayaan and thanked everyone for their prayers and wishes and also gave strength to all the cancer fighters out there. "Today, 5 years after his diagnosis Ayaan has been declared cancer free. It has been quite a journey. Thank you for all your prayers and wishes. Love and prayers for all the cancer fighters out there, hope and belief goes a long way. You can WIN this battle !!! #thekissoflife," he wrote. Emraan's son Ayaan was diagnosed with first stage cancer at the age of four in 2014. Ever since the actor has been open about their fight and has been creating awareness about it. In 2016, Emraan released a book titled 'The Kiss of Life: How A Superhero and My So..
                 

Anil Kapoor to do a cameo in his daughter Sonam Kapoor’s film The Zoya Factor

6 days ago  
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Anil Kapoor will be seen as the reel life father of Sonam Kapoor in the forthcoming film Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga. However, in Sonam K Ahuja’s other film, The Zoya Factor, it is her real life uncle Sanjay Kapoor who will play her father. However, now we hear that Anil too will be seen in the film, albeit in a special appearance. If recent reports are to be believed, Anil Kapoor will be featuring in a cameo in this film adaptation of the book The Zoya Factor. However, details of his role are currently kept under wraps. As per these reports, the makers including daughter – producer Rhea Kapoor were in search of an actor who could do a small yet pivotal part in the film. And it seems that they eventually decided to have Rhea and the leading lady of the film Sonam Kapoor’s father on board, Anil for the role. In fact, not only did Anil agree for the role, the makers have reportedly also completed the shoot schedule with the Ram Lakhan actor. Directed by Abhishek Sharma, The Zoya Fac..
                 

"Yes, Varun Dhawan and I are getting together again," reveals David Dhawan

7 days ago  
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David Dhawan is one happy father, and grandfather. His elder son Rohit recently became a proud father of an adorable little baby girl. And David’s life has changed. “Varun is no longer the baby of the family. He must be relieved. All of us now shower all our kisses cuddles and hugs on my grandchild.” Work isn’t taking a backseat for family pursuits. David’s elder son Rohit is all set to direct his third film, and surprise, it won’t have Varun in the lead. Says David, “Koi zaroori nahin hai ke Rohit ke harr film mein Varun ho. But yes, Varun will star in every film that I direct. That’s a promise I’ve made to myself. In fact I am starting a film with Varun later this year.” Is it a remake or an original? “I’d like it to be an original film. We’ve zeroed-in on a couple of ideas. But if these don’t work out I will remake one of my Govinda or Salman starrers with Varun.” David is rightly very proud of what Varun Dhawan has achieved. “I was bowled over by Varun’s work last year in October ..
                 

Music Review: Hum Chaar

7 days ago  
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EXPECTATIONS There was a time when a Rajshri film was special and its music was much awaited as well. However, of late the production house has slowed down its operations, at least when it comes to feature films. Their last biggie was Prem Ratan Dhan Payo and now they are coming up with Hum Chaar which features four newcomers. Though Barjatyas have traditionally worked with a single composer for music of their films, they bring on board a horde of composers for Hum Chaar. Shabbir Ahmed writes. MUSIC George Joseph is the composer for 'Friends Bhi Family Hain' which has night club music feel to it. That said, somehow the music overpowers lyrics (by Abhishek Dixit) and hence somehow the rendition by Aaman Trikha and Rajiv Sundaresan is lost in the middle of it all. Moreover, the core hook of the song is the kind that sounds more like an ad jingle than a film song. Team SARA gets to compose maximum number of songs in Hum Chaar with three of these to their credit. First to a..
                 

Hrithik Roshan starrer Super 30 to release on July 26, 2019

8 days ago  
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Ever since the makers of Super 30 released the posters on the teacher's day, it created immense buzz and excitement among the fans. The movie Super 30 starring Hrithik Roshan is all set to hit the theatres on July 26, 2019. Hrithik Roshan took to his twitter handle and announced, "Happy to announce that #Super30 is headed for release on July 26, 2019. बहुत जल्द समय बदलने वाला है! @RelianceEnt @NGEMovies @mrunal0801 @TheAmitSadh @nandishsandhu @super30film" Super 30 is based on the life of mathematician and his education programme which educated many underprivileged students in Patna for the IIT-JEE examination. Earlier, Hrithik Roshan unveiled posters of Super 30 on the eve of teacher's day which has created a lot of anticipation across all platforms.    The hard-hitting teaser poster of Super 30 featured the lines 'Ab Raja Ka Beta Raja Nahi Banega..' giving a hint of the inspiring story of the Patna based teacher. Super 30 stars Hrithik Roshan in a pivotal role co-starring Mrunal ..
                 

Koffee With Karan 6 - Hardik Pandya and K L Rahul have been suspended over their comments on the Karan Johar show

8 days ago  
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The Hardik Pandya and K L Rahul episode of Koffee With Karan seem to have resulted in a massive uproar. So much so that, it seems to have cost the cricketers their careers. Claiming that the comments made by the players on national television were misogynistic in nature, the duo received a lot of flak on social media after the episode of Koffee With Karan 6 went on air. Considering the outrage, the BCCI decided to take strict action against the Indian cricketers and recent reports have it that they have been suspended from playing temporarily. Hardik Pandya and K L Rahul who were supposed to be playing matches for India against Australia and New Zealand, have been asked to cut short their tour and return home. Despite the fact that they would prove to be quite important for the forthcoming matches, it seems that the BCCI is keen on keeping up with their word and escalating the matter. Diana Eduji, Committee of Administrators member has asserted that no one can be bigger than the insti..
                 

REVEALED: Varun Dhawan to play a young DHIRUBHAI AMBANI in Salman Khan starrer Bharat

8 days ago  
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By now, we all know that post the success of Ek Tha Tiger and Tiger Zinda Hai, Katrina Kaif and Salman Khan will next be seen sharing screen space in the currently under production film Bharat. The said film which is being directed by Ali Abbas Zafar had been in the news first for its casting, when Priyanka Chopra opted out at the last minute. Well, now with Katrina Kaif essaying the said role, the film has been progressing smoothly. Though there is still a long way till it releases, we have managed to get our hands on some inside details of Katrina Kaif's character. But an even breaking news is the presence of Varun Dhawan in the film and the iconic role he will be seen playing in Bharat. If our source is to be believed, then we hear that Varun Dhawan will be seen playing the role of a young Dhirubhai Ambani in Bharat. Revealing the same, the source adds, “Ali and team are keeping the details of Bharat under tight wraps. Though we all know that the film is a remake of the Korean flic..
                 

Sorry, no Deepika Padukone in Ranveer Singh starrer '83

9 days ago  
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Good and bad news for fans of the Deepika Padukone – Ranveer Singh pair. The good news is, they will only be seen together in films that completely justify their combined presence. The bad news is that they won’t come together in Kabir Khan’s cricket film 83, as excitedly reported in a section of the press. Says a source from the production team, “’83 is a boys films. The focus is on Kapil Dev and his team bringing home the World Cup. Ranveer plays Kapil Dev. Some people are writing that Deepika will play his wife Romi. Sounds tempting. But it’s just not true. Kapil Dev’s wife’s role will be very limited in this film. Deepika is a huge brand. She wouldn’t do any film just because her husband is in it.” Gone are the days when the superstar of the 1970s Jaya Bhaduri (Bachchan) agreed to play the female lead in Zanjeer just to give the man in her life Amitabh Bachchan a career boost. Deepika and Ranveer are thorough professionals. They will agree to co-star again after the three Sanjay B..
                 

Virat Kohli and Deepika Padukone listed most valuable Indian celebrities with brand value of $170.9 & $102.5 million

9 days ago  
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One can say it is the year of Virat Kohli and Deepika Padukone already. Virat Kohli, captain of the Indian Cricket Team, has topped the celebrity brand list of Duff & Phelp for second year in a row with a brand value of whopping $170.9 million. Following him is none other than Deepika Padukone who has bagged the second position with a brand value of $102.5 million. Duff & Phelps announced their fourth edition of its Celebrity Brand Valuation Report 2018: "The Bold, the Beautiful and the Brilliant." According to the report, it gives an insight into the ranking of India’s most powerful celebrity brands based on brand values derived from their endorsement contracts. Akshay Kumar is in the third position with a brand value of $67.3 million whereas Ranveer Singh has bagged the fourth position with brand value of $63 million. Shah Rukh Khan has is in the fifth position $60.7 million brand value. Check out the ranking: Also Read : Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli continue to celebrat..
                 

Hrithik Roshan starrer Super 30 being given some super changes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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