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Qubool hai is set to make a 'refreshed' comeback as a 10 episode web-series on ZEE5

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We hear that Zee's highest TRP show Qubool hai will be going on floor this November. Slated for a January release, the new season will hit your screens as a web-series of 10 episodes on ZEE5 and herald the reunion of TV's most favourite jodi - Karan Singh Grover and Surbhi Jyoti as Asad and Zoya. This will mark the award-winning pair's first collaboration after four long years. The webseries will be produced by Mrinal Jha, the writer and co-creator of the original series on Zee TV. The 856 episode show that had become a staple on every Indian small screen for almost four years will now spur it’s magic on your smart screens and will kick in the nostalgia especially among fans who’ve missed the camaraderie of Karan and Surbhi, their banter and the hard-to-unnotice chemistry. ALSO READ: This is why Karan Singh Grover quit Kasautii Zindagii Kay..
                 

Mira Nair coaxes Shimit Amin out of retirement after 11 years

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Remember the extraordinarily talented director Shimit Amin? His main claim to fame is Chak De the iconic hockey flick with Shah Rukh Khan in 2007. Thereafter, Shimit, who made his directorial debut in the Ram Gopal Varma production Abb Tak Chappan in 2004, directed Rocket Singh Salesman of The Year in 2009. Nothing was heard of Shimit since then except in connection with Mira Nair who not only considers Shimit a dear friend. But also a talent to reckon with. Way back in 2013, Mira told me she was trying to persuade Shimit to return to acting. But it didn’t work out. Shimit was busy helping his wife with her directorial debut, a film entitled Girls . But now 11 years after Rocket Singh Salesman Of The Year, Shimit is back at direction, albeit just one episode of Mira Nair’s series A Suitable Boy. It is believed that Shimit will very soon return to full-fledged direction. Says Mira Nair, “This (one episode of A Suitable Boy) is a new start. I had persuaded Shimit to edit my film The Rel..
                 

Satte Pe Satta remake is officially shelved

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Farah Khan’s ambitious plans of re-making Raj N Sippy’s Amitabh Bachchan blockbuster Satte Pe Satta has now been put to rest. She just couldn’t find the leading man for the job! Farah first went to Hrithik Roshan who said neither yes nor no. He kept her in suspense for months and then finally opted out, apparently because he didn’t want to do another Bachchan remake after Agneepath. Farah then approached Akshay Kumar and even tried her luck with her Om Shanti Om hero Shah Rukh Khan who said a polite but firm no. Left with no major options, the reboot has been booted out. Khan has apparently put her Satte Pe Satta remake to sleep. Another source adds that the new-age copyright rules make it difficult for anyone to do an unauthorized remake. “Back in 1982 Raj Sippy made an unofficial remake of Stanley Donen’s Seven Brides For Seven Brothers. But now with the copyright rules being so rigid it would be difficult do Satte Pe Satta without the relevant legal permission,” says an informed so..
                 

Pavan Kripalani’s multi-starrer Bhoot Police to go on floors next month in Himachal Pradesh

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Director Pavan Kripalani wanted to take his film Bhoot Police on floors early this year. However, due to the pandemic, the plans went for a toss. Now, with the film industry resuming work, Kripalani along with the cast of his film including Saif Ali Khan, Yami Gautam, Arjun Kapoor and Jacqueline Fernandez will head to Himachal Pradesh next month to kick off the shoot of the horror comedy. Talking to a tabloid, Kripalani said that the first schedule will be in Dharamshala followed by stints in Dalhousie and Palampur. The team will be shooting a major chunk in the first schedule and will wrap up the rest in January. While the picturesque hill stations of Himachal blend in with the script of the film, the location was chosen as it is the most safest place in the country currently to shoot. The number of cases in the region is less and has not reported a rampant spread of the infection. ALSO READ: Jacqueline Fernandez and Yami Gautam join Saif Ali Khan and Arjun Kapoor in Bhoot Police..
                 

Mirzapur cast already on to season 3; budget & principal actors' fee doubled

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It can now be told. Yes, there will be a third season of Mirzapur, the Amazon Prime series that has broken all records among the webseries of India by becoming the most watched Indian digital series of all times. Pankaj Tripathi who plays the patriarch in a family of political assassins says he has never seen such craze for any of his serials or films before this. “The curiosity and excitement for the sequel to Mirzapur was beyond anything I’ve seen. Anywhere that I went I was asked about ‘Kaleen Bhaiyya’ the character I play in Mirzapur 2. I haven’t encountered such curiosity for any of my other characters.” The craze for the other characters in Mirzapur is also beyond anything we’ve seen on the OTT platform. Sources from Amazon Prime reveal that the budget for Mirzapur 2 was more than twice what it was for the first season. “Every principal actor has been paid nearly double of what he got in the first season. Characters like Kaleen Bhaiya, Guddu and Munna (played by Pankaj Tripathi,..
                 

Varun Dhawan to start shooting for four back-to-back films starting November 

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Varun Dhawan who is currently vacationing in Maldives is all set to resume shooting in November. Reportedly, the actor has four back-to-back shoots and is using this time before the shoot to relax and enjoy with his close ones before he gets back to the grind.  Varun Dhawan will begin shooting in mid-November with Raj Mehta's next in which he is paired opposite Kiara Advani. The film also has Anil Kapoor and Neetu Singh in pivotal roles.  As per reports, the film is tentatively titled Jug Jug Jiyo and revolves around the lives of two couples of different generations. The makers plan to shoot the film in Chandigarh, Mumbai and abroad as Varun's character is an NRI.  After wrapping up Jug Jug Jiyo, Varun will immediately start shooting for Stree director Amar Kaushik's horror comedy Bhediya. While an official announcement for the leading lady is not made, there is a buzz that Sharaddha Kapoor has been paired opposite Varun Dhawan.  After Bhediya, Varun will start shooting for Sajid Nadi..
                 

Lee Minho to headline Apple TV series Pachinko, shooting begins on October 26 

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South Korea's popular actor Lee Minho, who made his comeback recently with The King: Eternal Monarch after getting discharged from the military, will be headline Apple TV series Pachinko. The project will be based on the best selling novel by Lee Min Jin. The shooting commences on October 26 and it will be shot at various locations. According to Deadline, "Pachinko chronicles the hopes and dreams of four generations of a Korean immigrant family. Epic in scope, intimate in tone, the story begins with forbidden love and crescendos into a sweeping saga that journeys between Korea, Japan, and America to tell the unforgettable story of war and peace, love, and loss, triumph, and reckoning. The series will be told in three languages: Korean, Japanese, and English." Popularly known for taking the Korean wave internationally through Boys Over Flowers, Lee Minho will be essaying the role of Hansu. Deadline reveals, he is "an enigmatic outsider and merchant with ties to organized crime who emba..
                 

Shah Rukh Khan to play the role of father and son in Atlee's next?

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Shah Rukh Khan is set to resume work after almost two years of hiatus. Though he has been producing a lot of content, he has not yet announced his next officially since 2018's Zero. The actor is reportedly starring in Siddharth Anand's Pathan, Rajkumar Hirani's social comedy and Atlee's action entertainer. Reportedly, the actor will have a double role in the film. As per a daily, Shah Rukh Khan will essay the roles of father and son in Atlee's next. The two characters are generations apart as the father plays a senior RAW agent whereas the song will be a gangster. It's the first time since Duplicate in 1998, the actor will be seen in double role. The report further suggested that SRK will sport prosthetics for the role of father. The makers plan to roll the film by mid 2021 after he completes Pathan. Earlie, Atlee was working with Karan Johar's team of writers to develop the script. He has previously helmed Bigil, Mersel, Theri, and all were commercial potboilers with lead actors in e..
                 

Arjun Kapoor’s food venture has empowered 1000 people from across the country to become entrepreneurs

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Arjun Kapoor had invested in an emerging food delivery start-up, FoodCloud, sometime back with the aim to improve gender parity. He seems to have pivoted towards empowering as many people as possible to be self-reliant during the coronavirus pandemic with his business platform. Arjun reveals, “The coronavirus pandemic has thrown extraordinary challenges at people. It is heartbreaking to see the loss of lives, the loss of employment, and I have tried to empower as many people as possible through our venture.” The actor reveals his platform has made 1000 home chefs turn into entrepreneurs during the lockdown. “We have managed to create about 1000 new food entrepreneurs from across the country on our fast-growing platform and that’s a big achievement for us because these people have become self-reliant in this stifling lockdown situation. We have always wanted people to realise their dreams through self-reliance, we have always been a vocal for local company,” he says. Arjun is happy to ..
                 

Majority of screens and shows, early OTT release: 83 producers present these DEMANDS to multiplexes?

2 days ago  
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The cinema halls have finally resumed operations in many states of India. It is expected that Maharashtra will also follow suit from November 1 following which viewers will get to see new film releases. Sadly, ‘acche din’ are yet to come fully as a tussle is going on between multiplex chain owners and producers. The filmmakers want changes in the pre-Covid arrangement with regards to revenue sharing and OTT release policy. The exhibitors don’t want any revision in the existing arrangement and this had led to a deadlock between both the parties. In the midst of this, the makers of ’83, have reportedly approached the multiplexes with their list of demands they want fulfilled before their much-awaited sports drama can release. According to a trade source, their four major demands are as follows - The producers want the VPF (Virtual Print Fee) to be waived off. It is an amount, usually Rs. 20,000 per screen, which is charged by multiplexes to the producers for upgrading their projection s..
                 

Sony TV launches a new show called Story 9 Months Ki starring Sukriti Kandpal and Aashay Mishra

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Sony Entertainment Television is all set to launch its new and unique show - Story 9 Months Ki. The fiction show is a progressive and entertaining story that will feature Sukriti Kandpal as Alia Shroff and Aashay Mishra as Sarangdhar Pandey in the lead roles. It’s a fresh tale of two characters, who belong to completely different backgrounds. Alia Shroff is a successful and ambitious businesswoman, who is a go-getter in life. Whereas Sarangdhar Pandey is a budding and aspiring writer. Alia Shroff decides to have a child through IVF technique and is looking for a suitable donor. She believes a single mother can raise a child. On the other hand, Sarangdhar, who hails from Mathura, leaves for Mumbai to pursue his big dreams. What will happen when Alia and Sarangdhar’s worlds collide? To know further, watch Story 9 Months Ki from 23rd November, Monday-Thursday at 10:30 PM only on Sony Entertainment Television...
                 

Jared Leto to reprise the role of Joker in Zack Snyder’s Justice League

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Actor Jared Leto is set to reprise the role of Joker in filmmaker Zack Snyder's Justice League which is releasing in 2021 on HBO Max. At the DC Fandome event, the first extended trailer was released featuring Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Jason Mamoa, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, and Ray Fisher as the superheroes team up against the villain Darkseid. As per reports, Jared Leto will reprise his role after 2016’s Suicide Squad. According to Variety, "Leto is joining other actors from Justice League this week for additional photography on the project." As far as the film is concerned, it will be a four-part presentation. "I have famously teased the runtime at... 214 minutes... Now in its current state, it's going to end up being longer than that yet. So exciting to be bringing all this new material to the fans -- they get to see all these crazy and awesome new sequences, and I think that's going to be really exciting for everyone," Zack earlier said, reported by ComicBook. Snyder had also previo..
                 

Suniel Shetty denies being approached for Fighter

2 days ago  
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Speculative entertainment news is gaining great popularity in India. The latest “news” doing the rounds is that Suniel Shetty will play Vijay Deverakonda’s father in the Karan Johar production of the action flick Fighter. The Jagganath Puri-directed action film has Ananya Pandey as Vijay’s co-star. I first asked Vijay about the casting coup in his film. The young superstar who is in Europe was completely clues. “I am not at all sure of this (Suniel Shetty’s presence in Fighter). I haven’t been informed.” It was Suniel Shetty who finally clarified, “Noooo. I haven’t even been approached for this part. Where did this come from?” We would love to know where such manufactured gossip comes from. Also Read: Anil Kapoor flaunts his muscles; Suniel Shetty comments ‘young face and mature muscles’..
                 

Fox Star Studios asks Ayan Mukerji to cut short the run-time of Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt's Brahmastra

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The industry and audience alike are awaiting the release of the fantasy action adventure, Brahmastra starring Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt in lead along with Amitabh Bachchan, Nagarjuna and Dimple Kapadia in pivotal roles. The film, which went on floors over 2 years back, has been making the headline constantly due to the delay in release date, however some insiders who have seen some clippings can’t stop going gaga over Ayan Mukerji’s visuals, promising a never seen before cinematic experience. Recently, producer Karan Johar’s studio partner, Fox Star Studios, was acquired by international giant, Disney with the focus to bring about a change in the manner they function in India, following a not so promising run with respect to content in the country by Fox Star Studios. Among the many changes that they are bringing in, Bollywood Hungama has exclusively discovered that the studio has asked Karan Johar and director Ayan Mukerji to restrain the film’s run time around two and a half hour..
                 

Vaani Kapoor to play a Transgender in Abhishek Kapoor’s Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui opposite Ayushmann Khurrana

3 days ago  
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The buzz in the entertainment industry is that Vaani Kapoor has broken through the gender glass-ceiling to play a transgender, opposite Ayushmann Khurrana, in Abhishek Kapoor’s Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui. Though there is no official confirmation of this, sources in the know reveal that Vaani is indeed stretching the gender dynamics to another level, while Khurrana continues his quest for quirky characters from over-virile (Vicky Donor) to sexually dysfunctional (Shubh Mangal Saavdhan) to gay (Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan) and so on. In Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui, Ayushmann Khurrana plays a loverboy in an intense  relationship with a transgender person. When I sought a confirmation of Vaani Kapoor’s gender status in Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui, I got an evasive answer from director Abhishek Kapoor:  “I will speak to you later.” Also Read: Abhishek Kapoor’s next starring Ayushmann Khurrana and Vaani Kapoor titled Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui..
                 

Kristen Stewart and Mackenzie Davis starrer Happiest Season skips theatre release, to directly premiere on Hulu on November 25

3 days ago  
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Another Hollywood flick is going directly to the streaming platform. The upcoming romantic comedy Happiest Season, starring Kristen Stewart, and Mackenzie Davis will be skipping theatres and directly stream on the Hulu platform. Nicole Brown, president of TriStar Pictures, told Variety, “This holiday season — more than any other — we could all use a little happiness. It was essential to Sony Pictures and to the filmmakers that Clea’s marvelous and fresh holiday-themed romantic comedy comes out when the lights are on the trees. We are excited that Hulu is geared up to make this happen in the U.S. and grateful that they love the movie as much as we do.” Meet the family this holiday season! ???? #HappiestSeason is coming out November 25, only on @hulu. pic.twitter.com/Im2m1C8lZR — Happiest Season (@HappiestSeason) October 20, 2020 The official synopsis reads, "Meeting your girlfriend’s family for the first time can be tough. Planning to propose at her family’s annual Christmas dinner —..
                 

Fast & Furious to come to an end with eleventh film, Justin Lin to direct last two films 

3 days ago  
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The blockbuster franchise of Fast & Furious is coming to a close. The franchise will end with the eleventh film and the last two films will be helmed by Justin Lin. He has previously directed the third, fourth, fifth, sixth, and the upcoming one which is the ninth films. According to Variety, "This does not, however, necessarily mean that the Fast and Furious cinematic universe is coming to an end. While the core storyline following Vin Diesel’s Dominic Toretto and his family of fellow car-enthusiasts-turned-thieves-turned-physics-defying-superheroes will conclude after Lin directs the 11th installment, spin-off movies based on Fast and Furious characters are currently in development at Universal." Meanwhile, Fast & Furious 9 has postponed until 2021 amid the Coronavirus pandemic. The ninth film in the franchise, which was originally scheduled to be released on May 22, 2020, will now hit the theatres on April 2, 2021. Vin Diesel’s Dom Toretto is leading a quiet life off the gr..
                 

Sushant Singh Rajput's house help Dipesh Sawant files petition against NCB seeking Rs. 10 lakh as compensation

3 days ago  
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Late actor Sushant Singh Rajput's house help Dipesh Sawant who is accused of procuring drugs for the actor has filed a writ petition against the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) before the Bombay High Court seeking Rs. 10 lakhs in compensation . Dipesh Sawant alleged that he was detained illegally by the NCB in the drug case. The petition was filed on October 5 and the matter came up in the court on October 19. The court adjourned the matter till November 6. Reportedly, the case will be heard by the division bench of justice SS Shinde and Justice MS Karnik. Dipesh Sawant was earlier granted bail from NCB's judicial custody along with Rhea Chakraborty. Sushant Singh Rajput died on June 14. He was found hanging in his apartment in Mumbai. Preliminary investigation by Mumbai Police and the city hospital had concluded that it was death by suicide. However, the case was later transferred to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on the insistence of the late actor's family. Later, the Enf..
                 

Gully Boy, Super 30, Badhaai Ho, Uri-The Surgical Strike to be awarded by the government, Manikarnika not on the list

3 days ago  
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The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India hereby notify that in accordance with the Indian Panorama Regulations 2019 as amended from time to time the Central Government on the basis of recommendations made by the respective Juries has decided to present awards to the Films/Persons as mentioned. Amongst the names to be awarded are Zoya Akhtar's Gully Boy starring Ranveer Singh, Vikas Bahl's Super 30 starring Hrithik Roshan, Uri-The Surgical Strike starring Vicky Kaushal and directed by Aditya Dhar, and the multi-starrer Badhaai Ho. Pareeksha by Prakash Jha will also be felicitated, as reported in the Gazette. Marathi films including Anandi Gopal, Tujhya Aaila, Bhonga among others have been named in the list. Many Tamil, Bengali, Malayalam, Paniya films will be awarded as well. ALSO READ: Ranveer Singh and Rohit Shetty team up for Cirkus, film set for 2021 release..
                 

Abhishek Banerjee bags a new role in Taapsee Pannu starrer Rashmi Rocket

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Abhishek Banerjee, a casting director-turned-actor, who started his journey by working behind the scenes, has fulfilled his ultimate passion to be in front of the camera to both amuse and astound his viewers with his versatile performances. From earning appreciation for his brief appearances in projects like Pitchers, Bombay Talkies to ticking audiences' funny bones with projects like Stree, Dreamgirl to leaving the viewers astonished with his recent performance of a ruthless criminal, with a heart-breaking back-story in Pataal Lok, Abhishek has not just evolved as one of the most admirable actors of the industry but also as one of the finest critically acclaimed performers. Few would have gauged Abhishek Banerjee’s calibre as an actor when he started his career with a short role in Rang De Basanti. And today, he is considered as one of the most superlative actors of the industry. Abhishek Banerjee who will be seen in movies like Helmet and Aankh Micholi, is all set to bowl over his f..
                 

Madhur Bhandarkar to be the next CBFC chief after Prasoon Joshi?

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Central Board of Film Certification had been quite the topic of discussion on social media back when Pahlaj Nihalani was the chief. Prasoon Joshi succeeded the chief’s title in August 2017 and had also faced a bit of criticism for chopping scenes from the films. However, if the reports are to be believed, then Madhur Bhandarkar might be the next chief of the Central Board of Film Certification. Madhur Bhandarkar is known for making films that highlight the unknown aspects of industries including the fashion and film industry. His films have always had a hue of noir in them when it comes to content. While Prasoon Joshi’s term as the chief of CBFC ended back in August 2020, he has still continued to occupy the position until the next chief is announced. What are your views on Madhur Bhandarkar being the next chief of CBFC? Let us know in the comments below. Also Read: Madhur Bhandarkar says after the demise of Sushant Singh Rajput people have been telling him that Heroine revealed the r..
                 

Inside deets on why Rajkummar Rao and Aparshakti Khurrana declined the offer to star in Ranveer Singh starrer Cirkus

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A while back it was announced that Ranveer Singh and Rohit Shetty would be reuniting for a third time with the film Cirkus. Presented by Bhushan Kumar’s T-Series the film is said to be a take on the classic play ‘Comedy of Errors’. While the film is slated to go on floors next month, it is said to have a massive cast comprising of Pooja Hegde, Jacqueline Fernandez, Varun Sharma, Siddhartha Jadhav, Johnny Lever, Sanjay Mishra, Vrajesh Hirjee, Vijay Patkar, Sulbha Arya, Mukesh Tiwari, Anil Charanjeett, Ashwini Kalsekar, and Murli Sharma. However, we hear that Varun who plays the second male lead in the film was never really the first choice for the part. In fact, an industry insider informs us that Varun Sharma was apparently the third choice for the said part. Divulging details of the casting of Cirkus, the well placed industry insider tells us, “Ranveer Singh was the obvious choice for the male lead, but for the second male lead the makers had approached Rajkummar Rao. However, given ..
                 

EXCLUSIVE: After Kick 2, Sajid Nadiadwala gets Rajat Arora on board as WRITER of Tiger Shroff's Heropanti 2

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Bollywood Hungama recently revealed that the sequel of Tiger Shroff’s Heropanti 2 with Sajid Nadiadwala is in the pre-production stage with a team dedicated to writing and another team working on designing some unbelievable stunts for the action hero. We have now exclusively discovered that the film is being written by one of the most celebrated writers, Rajat Arora, who is known for out and out commercial entertainers like Once Upon A Time in Mumbai, Dirty Picture, Kick, and Gabbar is Back. “Sajid and Rajat are forming a formidable partnership, as the two have spent ample of time together over the last few years trying to crack the script of Salman Khan starrer Kick 2. When Sajid decided to take the Heropanti franchise forward, he had a clear vision to give it a fresh approach, making it diametrically different from the Baaghi franchise, which also features Tiger Shroff,” a source told Bollywood Hungama, adding further that that’s when he decided to get Rajat on board as the writer o..
                 

Kumkum Bhagya’s Zarine Roshan Khan passes away, Shabir Ahluwalia and Sriti Jha pay respects through social media

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2020 has been quite difficult for all of us and we have lost some of the best artists from the industry. The actors are still coping with some of the losses we have seen this past year as another tragic news makes its way. Kumkum Bhagya’s Zarine Roshan Khan who portrayed the role of Indu Dadi on the Shabir Ahluwalia and Sriti Jha starrer show has passed away. The 54-year-old actress breathed her last due to a cardiac arrest and the news has surely left the protagonists heartbroken. Shabir and Sriti took to their respective social media accounts to share the tragic news and the fans were shocked to hear about her demise. The star cast was always spotted having a gala time with her around and described her as full of life. Take a look at both their posts.   View this post on Instagram   Ye chand sa Roshan Chehera ???? A post shared by Shabir Ahluwalia (@shabirahluwalia) on Oct 18, 2020 at 9:07am PDT   View this post on Instagr..
                 

Vishal Bhardwaj brings the mystery of Agatha Christie to India

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Renowned Indian filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj, popularly recognized for his cult classic Shakespearean trilogy - Maqbool, Omkara, and Haider - has partnered with Agatha Christie Limited to develop a series of big-screen adaptations for Indian audiences. Christie’s iconic characters include Hercule Poirot, Miss Marple, and Tommy & Tuppence but with this latest film franchise, Bhardwaj will create an entirely new pair of lead investigators taking inspiration from one of her famous stories. The first film will introduce a young heroine who is thrown into solving a murder, and teams up with an unlikely companion to unravel the case. Future films will follow the duo as they continue to investigate multiple murder mysteries. The script is currently in development, but which of the Queen of Crime’s books writer-director Bhardwaj is adapting first is being kept strictly under wraps. Agatha Christie, the world’s most famous mystery writer, has a massive fan following within the Indian subconti..
                 

EXCLUSIVE: Contrary to rumours, Ajay Devgn is NOT a part of Prabhas-Saif Ali Khan starrer Adipurush

6 days ago  
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The box office business of 2020 has been the worst ever thanks to lack of releases since mid-March owing the Coronavirus-induced lockdown. But the silver lining was the blockbuster business of Tanhaji – The Unsung Warrior, directed by debutant Om Raut. Starring Ajay Devgn, Kajol and Saif Ali Khan, the film based on a legendary Maratha warrior earned a whopping Rs. 279.55 crore. In August this year, it came to light that Om Raut is all set to helm a 3D mythological biggie, Adipurush, starring pan-India superstar Prabhas. A couple of weeks later, the makers announced that Saif Ali Khan reunites with the director for this flick and that once again, he’s going to essay the role of a villain. Since a week, speculations are going around that not just Saif, but even Ajay Devgn has signed Adipurush and that he’ll be playing the role of Lord Shiva. However, a source close to the superstar has denied these reports. The source says, “After Saif’s name was announced, many thought that Om Raut wil..
                 

Rajkummar Rao and Bhumi Pednekar starrer Badhaai Do to go on floors in January 2021

6 days ago  
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After the success of National Award-winning blockbuster Badhaai Ho which marks its second anniversary today, Junglee Pictures is all set to bring another family entertainer titled, Badhaai Do starring National award-winning actor Rajkummar Rao and the acting powerhouse Bhumi Pednekar. Badhaai Do will be Rajkummar’s second film with Junglee Pictures after his successful film, Bareilly Ki Barfi. The film would bring the on-screen fresh pairing of Rajkummar Rao and Bhumi Pednekar in all new avatars. A treat for the audience, Badhaai Do is written by the writer of Badhaai Ho, Akshat Ghildial, and Suman Adhikary which promises to be a must-watch yet again. Rajkummar plays the role of a Delhi cop on-screen, who is the only male cop in a Mahila thana, while Bhumi plays a character completely different than what she has previously done or anyone else has in Bollywood so far- the role of a school PT teacher. Rajkummar Rao has also played the character of a cop in Talaash earlier and we shall s..
                 

Case filed against Kangana Ranaut for allegedly spreading communal disharmony, actress reacts

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Kangana Ranaut once again has come under fire. A Mumbai court ordered an FIR against the actress after a casting director, who petitioned in the court, alleged that the actress is creating ‘a communal divide between people of two communities and in the mind of common man' via her tweets on Twitter. Sahil Ashrafali Sayyed, the petitioner, also mentioned Kangana Ranaut’s sister Rangoli Chandel in the complaint. The order was passed on October 16 by Bandra Metropolitan Magistrate Jaydeo Y. According to NDTV report, “The allegations are based upon the comments made on electronic media - Twitter and interviews - and a thorough investigation by an expert is necessary," the court said, directing the police station concerned to "initiate necessary action and investigation against the actor and her sister under relevant provisions of Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC)." The petitioner has said that Kangana Ranaut has a massive fan following and is well-aware that her tweets will reach out to many ..
                 

Rumours about Tara Sutaria and Aadar Jain getting married are false

7 days ago  
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Bollywood newbie Tara Sutaria and Raj Kapoor’s grandson Aadar Jain are dating for a while now. The news came to light when Tara began attending the pre-wedding festivities of Aadar’s brother, Armaan Jain, last year. She even performed at the sangeet ceremony with Aadar and was seen in many family pictures. Though they have not yet confirmed their relationship, their Instagram posts with each other, pretty much prove they are happy together. Recent reports suggested that the couple might be tying the knot. But, it can be confirmed that these rumours are false. According to a reliable source, Tara Sutaria and Aadar Jain are not getting married. The source has denied this saying, “It’s not true, just another rumour. They are both young and have lots of work coming up and they’re both focusing on their careers right now. So, this is definitely not true.” On the work front, Tara Sutaria will next be starring Mohit Suri’s Ek Villian 2 and Tadap, which is a remake of RX 100 alongside Ahan Sh..
                 

Bobby Deol starrer Aashram: Chapter 2 to premiere on November 11

7 days ago  
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Headlined by Bobby Deol as the diabolic Kashipur waale Baba Nirala, the Prakash Jha directorial Aashram will see another chapter! Elaborating on the same, Prakash Jha further added saying, “We’ve all worked very hard and with a lot of passion on this series, and the response from the audience has made every bit of that worthwhile. Hope this new chapter will continue to excite the audiences.” #Aashram ke dwaar khul rahe hein phir ek baar. #AashramChapter2, 11-11-2020 ko @mxplayer par.#Japnaam????#MXOriginalSeries@prakashjha27 @AaditiPohankar @IamRoySanyal @DarshanKumaar @anupria_goenka @AdhyayanSsuman @iamtridha @vikkochhar @tusharpandeyx @iamsacchinshrof pic.twitter.com/zeoeWRANmH — Bobby Deol (@thedeol) October 17, 2020 After a staggering success of its first edition, the crime drama returns to wow audiences again as Aashram: Chapter 2- The Dark Side goes live on 11 November. The first chapter released on August 28. ALSO READ: EXCLUSIVE: Bobby Deol reveals how Rani Mukerji reacted ..
                 

SCOOP: Fox Star Studios declines Akshay Kumar’s request to promote Laxmmi Bomb song at Burj Khalifa?

8 days ago  
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The trailer of the much awaited film Laxmmi Bomb, starring Akshay Kumar and Kiara Advani, was finally unveiled on October 9, as it’s the former’s lucky number. It’s also not a surprise that even the film is releasing on the 9th of November. Meanwhile, number ‘18’ also adds upto 9. As a result, Sunday the 18th of October has been chosen as the date to launch the first song of the film, ‘Burj Khalifa’. Viewers got its glimpse in the trailer and are confident that it’ll be a chartbuster. Now, it has come to light that Akshay Kumar had a grand plan to unveil this foot-tapping track. A source says, “Akshay Kumar suggested to the producers, Fox Star Studios, that they should release the ‘Burj Khalifa’ song at Burj Khalifa in Dubai, UAE. He believed that it’ll add to the film’s buzz. Also, viewers have seen film promotions happening online since the beginning of the lockdown. Hence, even they would have lapped up the idea. Moreover, Dubai is a safe place with limited Coronavirus cases. Aksha..
                 

Bandish Bandits star Shreya Chaudhry becomes the face of a renowned jewellery brand

8 days ago  
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The newbie Shreya Chaudhry who recently made her debut with the widely acclaimed series Bandish Bandits has created a storm in the industry with her stellar performance and brilliant acting skills. The versatile actor who has been praised for her character as Tamanna Sharma is leaving no stone unturned to make a mark in the world of entertainment! Her awe-inspiring aura and beauty make her a force to reckon with! We all have heard it and know that everything changes with time, but a diamond keeps shining; Well, this diamond is here to stay! Shreya Chaudhry, post her stint in Bandish Bandits is all set to make path-breaking appearances, with the recent one being a popular jewellery brand she was a part of. While the theme of the campaign this year celebrates women's timelessness and their individuality, it also alludes to the changes that have occurred in everyone's life and motivates them to celebrate success.  Shreya Chaudhry being the face of this campaign sets a perfect example in ..
                 

Team Chhalaang gets honest about shooting with a bunch of kids

8 days ago  
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There’s never a dull moment on the sets of a film that has kids. Making the mood livelier and turning the set into a playground of sorts is what was seen by the cast and crew of Amazon Prime Video’s upcoming film Chhalaang. Directed by Hansal Mehta, the film features the versatile Rajkummar Rao and Nushrratt Bharuccha in lead roles along with Zeeshan Ayyub, Satish Kaushik, Saurabh Shukla, Ila Arun, Jatin Sarna, and a bunch of children who are an integral part of the plot. Produced by Ajay Devgn, Luv Ranjan and Ankur Garg, the movie strikes a connect with children by releasing on the eve of Children’s Day. Add to that, with the fervour of Diwali around the same time, Chhalaang promises to be a film that appeals to the entire household providing a wholesome family-viewing experience. Chhalaang is an inspirational journey of PT Master Montu (Rajkummar Rao), and humorously addresses the importance of Sports Education in school curriculum. With kids being an integral part of the plot, dire..
                 

Mallika Sherawat reveals she lost 20-30 films as she did not want to give into things she did not believe; says her onscreen characters are different from her real life

8 days ago  
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Actress Mallika Sherawat has revealed that she turned down about 20-30 films because she did not want to give in to things she did not believe in. The actress made her debut with the 2003 film Jeena Sirf Merre Liye in which she had a small role. She was noticed with her appearance in films like Khwaish and Murder. In an interview with a daily, Mallika said that what she does on screen is different from who she is in real life. She said that she had to set boundaries from the beginning and that cost her movies she lost. However, the actress said that she is happy that she still got work on her terms and got a lot of great opportunities. Sherawat further said that despite coming from a well-to-do educated family she was treated like a 'lesser kid'. She said that she had to go through the grind and work hard to get work. She feels that equal opportunity is important and that we have to make efforts to ensure that no girl is ever seen as a liability in any family. Mallika was recently in ..
                 

Bigg Boss 14 contestant Jaan Kumar Sanu’s father Kumar Sanu tests positive for COVID-19

8 days ago  
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Jaan Kumar Sanu has been giving the rest of the contestants on Bigg Boss 14 a tough fight. Being the son of one of the most famous Bollywood playback singers, Kumar Sanu, Jaan Kumar Sanu had also admitted that he was raised by his mother alone. With weekly COVID-19 tests done, the contestants are pretty content being in the house. However, as per Kumar Sanu’s Facebook page, the singer has tested positive for Coronavirus. His team took to their Facebook page to officially announce the news and in no time the wishes for his health have been pouring in. Kumar Sanu happens to be one of the most versatile singers of the 90s and has given us some major hit songs that are still present in our playlists. There have been no further details about his health condition so far. Here’s wishing Kumar Sanu a speedy recovery. Also Read: Bigg Boss 14: Jaan Kumar Sanu reveals he was raised by his mother, his parents separated before his birth..
                 

Richa Chadha and Ali Fazal to head to Egypt together for El Gouna Film Festival

8 days ago  
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Even as festivals are moving virtual, Egypt’s El Gouna Film Festival, to be held between October 23 and October 30, is all set to be amongst the first sizeable physical film events to be held in COVID-era. Interestingly enough, the festival has an interesting Indian connection too. The Shorts Film Competition of the schedule will be judged by Ali Fazal. Fazal, who is currently in the midst of promoting his upcoming Amazon Prime Show Mirzapur, will soon star in the much-awaited Kenneth Branagh film Death On The Nile. The actor had previously headlined Victoria & Abdul alongside Dame Judi Dench. His co-jury members include Tunisian director Raja Amari, Syrian actor Kinda Alloush and the popular Argentine filmmaker Santiago Amigorena. The jury will choose the four best entries from a wide range of submissions to award prize money of $31,000n(USD). Fazal will be accompanied to the festival by fiance Richa Chadha. The actress known for the Emmy nominated series Inside Edge, the much-ce..
                 

Deepika Padukone is back on Shakun Batra's set in Goa

9 days ago  
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Back in 2019, it was reported that Deepika Padukone and Shakun Batra will collaborate on a film based on relationships. The film also stars Siddhant Chaturvedi and Ananya Panday. Due to the pandemic, the film got delayed but it kicked off in September end. But, the actress had to halt her shooting midway when she was summoned by Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) in the drugs angle case. After the questioning, she returned to Goa post 10 days. Last Thursday, October 8, Deepika Padukone kicked off the shooting from where she left it. As per reports, she was in good spirits when she returned to the set. She filmed a light-hearted scene with Siddhant Chaturvedi and Ananya Panday. The story revolves around friends who go on a road trip. The untitled film is a relationship drama where the characters find themselves stuck in a morally ambiguous zone. It is set for February 12, 2021 release but due to the delay in the shooting, it might get pushed ahead. Shakun, who has previously directed Ek Ma..
                 

Fox Star Studios shutting down? No truth to this rumour

9 days ago  
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With the coronavirus affecting markets and industries the world over a number of filmmakers and production houses have sought out newer markets. But, despite film production continuing, rumours of production houses shutting down abound. Now the latest rumour doing the rounds is that of Fox Star Studios pulling down its shutters on film production. In fact, the rumours claim that post Disney acquiring Fox Star Studios the mega production house has been shackled, and with the compounded effect of the coronavirus, Fox has now decided on shutting down. However, trade sources in the know; deny this rumour claiming that the production house is far from shutting down. Contrary to the rumours doing the rounds, we have learnt from sources close to the development that it’s far from truth, and instead the studio is aggressively looking to create more stories and make films in Bollywood, post the Akshay Kumar starrer Laxmmi Bomb. If that wasn’t all, it is also learnt that top filmmakers with blo..
                 

Sharad Malhotra of Naagin 5 tests negative for COVID-19, announces on Instagram

9 days ago  
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Sharad Malhotra had recently tested positive for COVID-19 and immediately resorted to home quarantine. His fellow actors Mohit Sehgal and Surbhi Chandna also underwent the tests but, thankfully, had tested negative. With the BMC fumigating and sanitizing the sets, as per the protocol, the shoot had to be stopped for a couple of days. Sharad plays an important role in the show, the makers had to bring back Dheeraj Dhoopar in the show to keep it running smoothly. As per the concept, Dheeraj Dhoopar is the original ‘Cheel’ while Sharad is his reincarnated form. While the makers enjoyed watching Surbhi Chandna and Sharad Malhotra’s chemistry, they also loved Dheeraj and her chemistry on-screen. Sharad Malhotra took to his Instagram to announce the news and shared a picture from the sets. He wrote, “"NEGATIVE" never sounded so sweet ???? A biiiiiiig thankyou to my immediate family, special mention to my wife @ripci.bhatia for her unconditional love & support, @anant_patwa, friends, @ba..
                 

Ananya Panday is first female brand ambassador of Skechers India

9 days ago  
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Skechers, the global sports and lifestyle brand based in California, is launching a new campaign featuring the first female brand ambassador for Skechers India — Bollywood sensation Ananya Panday — who will represent both lifestyle and fashion collections. The “Originals Keep Moving” campaign starring Ananya Panday begins with a television commercial exclusive to the India market with a message that aims to inspire the youth of today to come forward while emphasizing on the power of never giving up. The product at the focus of the commercial is one the brand’s flagship fashion lifestyle collections, Skechers D’Lites, which features a design based on the iconic 90s sneakers that Skechers originated. Ananya Panday is seen dancing in the colourful sneakers with the brand logo in the midsole adding a signature element to the shoes. The energetic video is geared to appeal to the clubbing crowd, to the dancers, to the trendsetters, and everyone else who is facing challenges and just needs a..
                 

Randeep Hooda and Ileana D'cruz to star in Sony Pictures Films India's next, Unfair & Lovely

9 days ago  
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Sony Pictures FilmsIndiain association with Movie Tunnel Productions announces their next film, Unfair & Lovely, a rib-tickling comedy that grapples with India’s unrelenting obsession with fair skin. Set in the backdrop of Haryana, the film chronicles the story of a dusky girl tamed by prejudices and biases held by the Indian society against dark skin. Subverting the on-going narrative, Ileana D’Cruz will be seen in the titular role of Lovely and will be paired with Randeep Hooda for the first time. Marking the directorial debut of Balwinder Singh Janjua(famed screenplay writer Saand Ki Aankh and Mubarakan); the film comes at a critical time when women are being encouraged towards empowerment and the society aims to stand firmly against misnomers that promote fair skin. The film is written by Balwinder Singh Janjua, Rupinder Chahal and Anil Rodhan, the music will be composed by Amit Trivedi and lyrics will be penned by Irshad Kamil. Vivek Krishnani, Managing Director, Sony Picture..
                 

Vidya Balan's Natkhat and Marathi film Habbadi to open the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne 2020

9 days ago  
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After seven months of being locked in the confines of our homes, cinephiles across the world are inevitably missing the lack of intimacy and fervor at film festivals. With red carpets staying rolled up and ticket counters shut, the frenzy seems compromised. But film aficionados will vouch for the fact that the magic of the movies stands on its feet and the joy of a good film stays as pure even on a home screen. Luckily for movie buffs, the month of October has a special treat awaiting. The Indian Film Festival of Melbourne, which is hosted in August annually, year on year for the last 10 years, is looking at going virtual this year. Though the festival director Mitu Bhowmick Lange had hoped to do a compact schedule at the original venue, keeping in mind the threat of the pandemic the festival will now be hosted virtually between October 23 and 30. The films at the festival will stream free at the festival's official website for cinephiles living in the country. All the popular section..
                 

EXCLUSIVE SCOOP: Pooja Hegde & Jacqueline Fernandez join Ranveer Singh for Rohit Shetty’s Angoor adaptation

10 days ago  
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Bollywood Hungama was the FIRST on the internet to reveal that Ranveer Singh and Rohit Shetty are teaming up for a comedy film. Soon after, we revealed that the comedy film in question is an adaptation of Gulzaar’s cult comedy, Angoor and will feature Ranveer Singh in a double role. And now, we have exclusively discovered that Rohit has locked two female leads in this father of all entertainers in Pooja Hegde and Jacqueline Fernandez. “It’s a double dhamaka of Ranveer, and both the actresses will be paired alongside the actor. Their track plays an important thread in building the confusion, which eventually brings the house down with laughter. It will be a first time collaboration for the two ladies with Ranveer. It’s an outstanding well written role for both the girls,” a source told Bollywood Hungama exclusively. In 2018, Ranveer Singh teamed up with Rohit Shetty for the first time on Simmba, and it proved to be a blockbuster at the box-office with collections a little under Rs. 250..
                 

Actor Faraaz Khan on ventilator and in need on financial help; Pooja Bhatt contributes

10 days ago  
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Actor Faraaz Khan is currently admitted in the Intensive Care Unit of Bengaluru's Vikram Hospital. He was rushed to the hospital on October 8 following a chest infection. Faraaz Khan's brother Fahmaan Khan who is also an actor has asked for financial help and has started a fundraising platform. In the fundraiser plea, Fahmaan wrote that his brother is also diagnosed with brain infection and they need Rs 25 lakh for treatment. Actress Pooja Bhatt took to Twitter and revealed that she is donating to the fund and requested everyone to help out. Please share and contribute if possible. I am. Would be grateful if any of you can as well," tweeted Pooja Bhatt. Please share and contribute if possible. I am. Would be grateful if any of you can as well. ????https://t.co/UZSbvA2sZb — Pooja Bhatt (@PoojaB1972) October 14, 2020 Talking to a web portal, Fahmaan said that his brother has been on the ventilator from the past five days and as per doctors he has a 50% chance of survival. On the fundr..
                 

EXO’s D.O. confirmed to star in a new film The Moon alongside Sol Kyung Gu

10 days ago  
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D.O., real name Do Kyung-soo, of the popular male group EXO from South Korea, has signed his next project whilst serving in the military. The young pop star and actor will be starring in the Korean movie tentatively titled The Moon alongside Sol Kyung Gu. According to Soompi, "Sol Kyung Gu will play the man on Earth who will embark on a rescue mission to save the lost one, and D.O. will take the role of the man who became isolated in space after an unexpected accident. Viewers are excited to see the two actors’ synergy and teamwork, and they are also looking forward to the way Kim Yong Hwa will bring the story to life with stunning visuals." Kim Yong Hwa will helm the project. As per reports, EXO’s D.O. is set to be discharged from the military in January 2021. ALSO READ: EXO’s Chanyeol to star in Korean film The Box..
                 

Sonu Sood to endorse SpiceJet Airlines?

10 days ago  
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By now, everyone knows that, because of the untimely and unexpected lockdown due to the pandemic, many got stranded in India as well as abroad. Amidst the diminishing hopes and confidence of the people, rose a real life (super)hero in the form of the hunky Sonu Sood. Not only did he rescue the stranded, but he also ensured that they reach their respective homes safe and sound. Needless to say that, in no time, Sonu Sood became the unanimous darling of the nation as well as the FMCG brands. As per Bollywood Hungama's reliable sources, Sonu Sood is now all set to be the brand ambassador of the well-known 'Spicejet Airlines'. Readers may recall that, only a few months back, Sonu Sood and SpiceJet made a joint effort to bring back as many as 1500 Indian students from Kyrgyzstan. The official announcement of Sonu Sood's brand ambassadorship with Spicejet Airlines is awaited. Also Read: “I have a database of 7,03,246 people whom I have helped,” Sonu Sood responds to trolls who call him a fr..
                 

Cinema chains WON'T release OTT movies Dil Bechara, Gunjan Saxena, Sadak 2 among others in theatres

10 days ago  
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The coronavirus pandemic hit the showbiz. The film productions were shut down in March followed by theatres, cinema halls, and multiplexes being closed in the lockdown. Soon film producers started releasing their pending films on OTT platforms. This move was criticized by cinema chain owners. Now, they have decided not to release any of these OTT releases in theatres. Movies including Sushant Singh Rajput's last movie Dil Bechara, Shakuntala Devi, Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl, Sadak 2, Gulabo Sitabo, and Khuda Haafiz among others won't be released in theatres as decided by theatre chains including PVR, Cinepolis, Inox, and Carnival. Last week, it was announced that cinema halls will open in the country. While some states will continue with the shutdown, the Unlock 5.0 guidelines by the Home Ministry revealed that cinema halls can operate at 50 % capacity starting October 15. The MHA released the new set of guidelines. A standard operating procedure (SOP) will be issued by the Minist..
                 

Tanhaji, Thappad, Malang, Kedarnath, Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan, War among others to re-release in cinemas

10 days ago  
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Ever since the lockdown commenced in March due to the coronavirus pandemic, theatres have been shut down. Last week, it was announced that cinema halls will open in the country. While some states will continue with the shutdown, the Unlock 5.0 guidelines by the Home Ministry revealed that cinema halls can operate at 50 % capacity starting October 15. The MHA released the new set of guidelines. A standard operating procedure (SOP) will be issued by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting for the same. Since theatres will open up, filmmakers are planning to re-release some of the films. Ajay Devgn and Kajol's Tanhaji - The Unsung Warrior, Taapsee Pannu's Thappad, Aditya Roy Kapur - Disha Patani's Malang, Ayushmann Khurrana's Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan, War starring Hrithik Roshan and Tiger Shroff, and late Sushant Singh Rajput's Kedarnath will be the first five films to return to the theatres. More movie announcements will be made soon as they return to theatres. ALSO READ: Ajay D..
                 

Swara Bhaskar applauds Bollywood’s decision to sue Arnab & co

10 days ago  
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Actress Swara Bhaskar who has been vocal in her opposition to the vilification campaign against Bollywood spoke exclusively after the lawsuit. “It’s a most welcome move. During the last few months, the way we’ve seen our film industry being vilified by two channels Times Now and Republic TV against whom the defamation case has been filed, is shameful and irresponsible, as much of their campaign was based on salacious rumours and hearsay. A lot of the accusations were inaccurate and defamatory as though a ploy to boost TRPs by hook or crook.” Swara feels Bollywood has its blind spots, but to label the whole industry as evil is wrong. “There are plenty of hardworking actors and technicians. You can’t write them off as undesirable just to be newsy and sensational. Let me also point out that Bollywood is not just about actors but hundreds of technicians. Everyone’s livelihood was being affected by this smearing campaign. It is so heartening to see all the production houses, big and small,..
                 

Anita Hassanandani opens up about conceiving naturally at 39, says age is just a number

11 days ago  
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A few days ago, Anita Hassanandani and Rohit Reddy announced that they’re expecting a baby with multiple posts on social media. The couple has never failed to give us major goals and look absolutely delighted in the maternity photoshoot. Taking to their Instagram, they shared the big news and soon enough the wishes started pouring in. Anita Hassanandani, 39, has conceived naturally and opened up about it in a recent interview. She said that after she conceived a baby naturally, she believes that age is just a number and that one needs to take care of their health. The couple felt that they were financially and mentally prepared to have a baby and then said that one gets what’s written in their fate. The couple thanked everyone for pouring in the love and good wishes and said, “The butterflies are real”. Also Read: Anita Hassanandani announces pregnancy with an adorable video..
                 

Dhvani Bhanushali's song 'Vaaste' crosses 1 billion mark on Youtube; now listed in the world's Top 200 videos

11 days ago  
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Dhvani Bhanushali has turned out to be the youngest Indian YouTube sensation to cross the fastest 1 billion views on YouTube. The billionaire baby has proved her mettle with the song 'Vaaste' and has zoomed up in the A+ league of musicians from the country. 'Vaaste', Tanishk Bagchi’s original composition is written by Arafat Mehmood and co-sung by Nikhil D’Souza. Entering the pop world with 'Ishare Tere' followed by the hit 'Leja Re', the T-Series talent soon became a household name when 'Vaaste' was released and broke all records on in the music world thereby becoming a favourite amongst the youth. 'Vaaste' soon featured amongst the Top 10 most liked music videos globally and Dhvani was the only Indian music artist to feature in YouTube Rewind 2019. The singer also won the Mirchi Listener’s Choice Independent (Indies) award for her song Vaaste at the Mirchi Music Awards 2020. T- Series, who has always backed talented singers to come out and shine, gave Dhvani many hits in her kitty w..
                 

Sonu Sood launches an initiative to support IAS aspirants on his mother’s 13th death anniversary

11 days ago  
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Ever since the lockdown started actor Sonu Sood has been actively helping people in distress. What started out with helping migrant labourers reach their hometown during the lockdown has now extended to the actor helping every person seeking genuine help. Now, the actor has come up with an initiative to help IAS aspirants fulfil their dreams. On Tuesday, the actor took to his social media and announced that he will support IAS aspirants to reach their goals through a scholarship. “October 13; 13 years since My Mother passed. She left behind a legacy of Education. On her anniversary today, I pledge to support IAS aspirants reach their goals thru Prof Saroj Sood Scholarships. Seeking blessings Miss u maa," he wrote making the announcement.   View this post on Instagram   October 13; 13 years since My Mother passed. She left behind a legacy of Education. On her anniversary today, I pledge to support IAS aspirants reach their goals thru Prof Saroj S..
                 

Bunty Aur Babli 2 cast members complete dubbing marking its completion

11 days ago  
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The star cast of Bunty Aur Babli 2, Saif Ali Khan, Rani Mukerji, Siddhant Chaturvedi, and debutant Sharvari, have completed dubbing for the film. The film, thus, is fully ready to release and we hear Yash Raj Films will now decide the best window to release this film in theatres. YRF has always maintained that Bunty Aur Babli 2 is a big screen entertainer. Director Varun V. Sharma confirms, “It is true. All the actors have wrapped dubbing for the film. Bunty Aur Babli 2 is a hilarious big-screen entertainer and we can’t wait to show our film to the audience.” Bunty Aur Babli 2 will introduce an incredibly fresh pair as the new talented conmen. Siddhant Chaturvedi, the Gully Boy hunk who played the role of MC Sher with elan, is the new Bunty and YRF is launching a new heroine to watch out for with this franchise. Babli will be played by Sharvari, a stunningly gorgeous girl that YRF discovered two years back and has been grooming her since then! The film, in an exciting casting coup, al..
                 

Sagarika Ghatge and Zaheer Khan reportedly expecting their first child

12 days ago  
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SCOOP: RRR’s post-theatrical digital and satellite rights sold for a WHOPPING Rs. 200 crore?

12 days ago  
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S S Rajamouli had already made a niche for himself down South. But with Baahubali series, he became a director to reckon with throughout the country. The first part was a surprise super-hit while part 2 was a record-breaking grosser. Trade and industry were stunned as a dubbed Telugu film earned Rs. 510.99 crore just in Hindi alone. Hence, to say that the expectations are massive from S S Rajamouli’s next, RRR is an understatement. With this period action flick also expected to be a blockbuster, the makers have hit upon a jackpot deal. If reports are to be believed, the producers have already sold the television and digital rights of RRR to Star Network. A source says, “RRR is expected to be one of the biggest or probably the biggest blockbuster of 2021. Hence, Star Network has offered an unbelievable Rs. 200 crore for the rights. The TV arm of Star is vast and it caters to not just Hindi-speaking but also to Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam audiences. The same goes for their stre..
                 

Jawsh 685, Jason Derulo and BTS' 'Savage Love' remix reaches to No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100, 'Dynamite' stands tall at No. 2 

12 days ago  
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Let's just say it - BTS continues to dominate music charts on the domestic and international level! After achieving Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 with their English single 'Dynamite', they have another song credited to them. 'Savage Love' remix by Jawsh 685, Jason Derulo, and BTS has soared to No. 1 on the Hot 100 chart. Standing tall at No. 2 is 'Dynamite' that continues to stay the popular song!   'Savage Love' remix becomes Jawsh 685's first song to reach No. 1 and second for Derulo and BTS. According to Billboard, "Streams, sales & airplay: 'Savage Love' drew 16 million U.S. streams (up 32%) and sold 76,000 downloads (up 814%) in the week ending Oct. 8, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data. It also tallied 70.6 million radio airplay audience impressions (down 2%) in the week ending October 11. The track jumps 5-2 on the Digital Song Sales chart, descends 4-5 on Radio Songs and rises 20-14 on Streaming Songs while claiming top Sales and Streaming Gainer honors on the Hot 100." As..
                 

Bollywood producers and film associations file a civil suit against the 'irresponsible', 'derogatory' and 'defamatory' reporting by certain media houses

12 days ago  
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Today, a civil suit has been filed before the Hon’ble Delhi High Court by four Bollywood industry associations and thirty-four leading Bollywood producers praying the Hon’ble Court direct Republic TV, Mr. Arnab Goswami and Mr. Pradeep Bhandari of Republic TV, Times Now, Mr. Rahul Shivshankar and Ms. Navika Kumar of Times Now, and unknown defendants as well as social media platforms to refrain from making or publishing irresponsible, derogatory and defamatory remarks against Bollywood as a whole and members of Bollywood, and to restrain them from conducting media trials of Bollywood personalities and interfering with the right to privacy of persons associated with Bollywood. The Plaintiffs are also praying that the Defendants abide by the provisions of the Programme Code under the Cable Television Networks Rules, 1994, and to withdraw, recall and take down all the defamatory content published by them against Bollywood. This comes in the wake of these channels using highly derogatory wo..
                 

Media speculation about Ranbir Kapoor - Alia Bhatt wedding off the mark

12 days ago  
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A video of Ranbir Kapoor’s mother dancing has set tongues wagging about the Ranbir Kapoor - Alia Bhatt marriage again. They feel she is rehearsing for the wedding. The truth is, there is no wedding, at least not for another year. Neetuji just loves to dance. A member of the Kapoor clan told this writer, “There will be no wedding this year, and may be not next year either. He (Rishi Kapoor) passed away in April. So there’s absolutely no question of a wedding until the middle of 2021….Unless they (Ranbir-Alia) express a desire to make it legal any time soon. In which case Ranbir’s mom (Neetu Kapoor) will have no objection to the wedding. But neither Ranbir Kapoor nor Alia Bhatt is currently thinking of marriage.” The Kapoor clan-person adds that the proposed marriage is still far from a reality for Ranbir and Alia. “They have to be ready to take the plunge,” says the source. Also Read: Ranbir Kapoor & Alia Bhatt begin dubbing for Brahmastra, a song shoot remains..
                 

INSIDE SCOOP: The real reason why Varun Dhawan and Sara Ali Khan's Coolie No.1 got postponed from Diwali and moved to Christmas!

13 days ago  
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Bollywood Hungama was the FIRST ON WEB to announce that Varun Dhawan and Sara Ali Khan’s upcoming comic caper, Coolie No. 1 has opted for a direct-to-digital route with a premiere on Amazon Prime Video. We also revealed that the comedy film directed by David Dhawan, will hit the small screen this Diwali, proving to be an entertaining ride for the families across the country. However, in a recent development, Coolie No. 1 will now arrive on Christmas moving back by 45 days from its initial plan to arrive on Diwali. “Coolie No. 1 was ideal for Diwali considering the comedy genre, however, the current negative sentiment around Sara Ali Khan owing to the entire drug controversy made the makers rethink and restrategise on their release plan. They didn’t want their film to face negative PR owing to Sara Ali Khan, and decided on rather waiting for the matter to settle down than going ahead with a Diwali release,” a source informed Bollywood Hungama, adding further that everyone is of the opi..
                 

Sharpshooter involved in attacking Rakesh Roshan in 2000, arrested after he jumped parole

14 days ago  
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A criminal who was allegedly involved in the attack of Bollywood director Rakesh Roshan, 20 years ago, has been arrested in Thane city of Maharashtra nearly three months after he jumped parole. The accused, Sunil V Gaikwad who is a sharpshooter was caught by the officials on Friday night from Parsik Circle area in Kalwa. A senior inspector of the Central Crime Unit Anil Honrao talking to a news agency said that they had received a tip-off that Gaikwad is coming to the Parsik Circle area. They accordingly laid a trap and caught him. The accused had attempted to take Roshan's life in 200. The director was shot outside his Santa Cruz office in the western suburbs of Mumbai in January 2000. The accused fired six rounds of which two bullets hit Roshan. According to the officials, the accused has 11 cases of murder and seven cases of attempt to murder. Gaikwad was sentenced to life imprisonment and was lodged in Nashik central jail. He was out on parole from June 26, but fled instead of ret..
                 

Vaani Kapoor heads to Chandigarh for her next with Ayushmann Khurrana

14 days ago  
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Vaani Kapoor is heading to Chandigarh to start shooting her next in which she has been paired opposite the poster boy of content cinema, Ayushmann Khurrana. The gorgeous girl will be directed by Abhishek Kapoor, who has delivered some classics like Kai Po Che, Rock On!! and Kedarnath. It has been learnt that the film is set to start its shooting schedule in Chandigarh sometime soon and Vaani has left for the city so that she can follow all the quarantine processes for her to begin right on time. This is the first time that Vaani has been paired opposite Ayushmann Khurrana and their jodi is definitely one of the freshest on-screen pairings of Bollywood to hit the screens in 2021. Vaani has just wrapped Bellbottom in which she has been paired opposite Akshay Kumar and she dives straight into this untitled Ayushmann Khurrana starrer that is set to be a progressive love story. Vaani, it seems, has been prepping intensely for the film and she is thrilled to collaborate with Abhishek Kapoor..
                 

Alia Bhatt replaces Jacqueline Fernandez as TRESemme India brand ambassador?

15 days ago  
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In 2016, after the success of the film Dishoom, actress Jacqueline Fernandez was roped in as the brand ambassador of the popular hair care brand TRESemme India. However, one now hears that actress Alia Bhatt has replaced Fernandez to become the new face of the brand. Alia Bhatt is currently one of the most bankable actresses in Bollywood with a string of hits to her name. The actress also has several brands in her kitty. She is the face of brands like Maanyavar Mohey, Lays, Fuji Instax, Frankfinn airlines, Caprese, Make My Trip, and Cornetto among others. On the work front, Alia Bhatt will next be seen in the film Gangubai Kathiawadi. If not for the pandemic, the film would have been running in the theatres right now. The Sanjay Leela Bhansali movie will see the actress in a completely new avatar. The actress will also be seen in Ayan Mukerji's Brahmastra along with Ranbir Kapoor and Amitabh Bachchan. The film that was supposed to release in December has also been postponed. Bhatt has..
                 

Nawazuddin Siddiqui sheds light on caste discrimination reality; says he has not been accepted by some in his village 

15 days ago  
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Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui who has achieved fame and respect follwing his body of work in the movies said that caste system is deeply embedded in the villages and even he has not be spared the discrimination. The actor who hails from a village in Uttar Pradesh termed the recent Hathras rape incident as "very unfortunate".  In an interview with a news channel, Nawazuddin Siddiqui said that his grandmother was from a lower caste and that even today, they have not accepted them because of their grandmother.  The Hathras gang rape incident send shockwaves across nation. At the same time, it also shed light on the caste based violence in the country. A young Dalit girl was allegedly gang raped by four upper caste men in Hathras in Uttar Pradesh. Talking about the incident, Siddiqui said that their artist community is also speaking out against what happened in Hathras and that it is very important to speak out. The actor further said that people on social media may say that there is no caste..
                 

Shaad Ali brings on board multiple Bollywood stars for the Hindi adaptation of Call My Agent

15 days ago  
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Filmmaker Shaad Ali has got an impressive lineup of Bollywood stars to make a cameo in the Indian adaptation of the French show titled Call My Agent. The original show had one or two star guests in every episode. Reportedly, the lead cast for the Hindi adaptation has almost been finalized and the makers plan on taking the project on floors in January 2021. According to reports in an entertainment portal, sources have revealed that Aahana Kumra, Aayush Mehra, and debutant Radhika Seth have been finalized to play the leads in the show. The show will be produced by Sameer Nair's Applause Entertainment in association with Banijay Asia. The reports further state that, the makers are also in talks with actors Rajat Kapoor, Soni Razdan, and few others for pivotal roles but nothing has been finalized. While the makers are yet to make final decisions on some of the lead characters, reports said that they have already fixed names of actors who will be making special appearances on the show. Acc..
                 

The Immortal Ashwatthama to stick to April 2021 schedule, Vicky Kaushal to undergo rigorous training

15 days ago  
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After the stupendous success of Uri - The Surgical Strike, Vicky Kaushal is collaborating with Ronnie Screwvala and Aditya Dhar for an action entertainer, The Immortal Ashwatthama. The film will be shot all over India. For the film, Vicky will undergo four months of prep before the movie rolls. Vicky’s plan was to complete Takht before he kicked off Aditya Dhar directorial in April. But, due to the pandemic, the plans changed. The actor will roll Yash Raj Films’ next before he begins his training for The Immortal Ashwatthama. He will also learn Archery, sword fighting, and spear fighting. Aditya Dhar is grateful that his magnum opus The Immortal Ashwatthama has remained unaffected due to the pandemic as several filmmakers had to take a back seat and stall the shoots. The three-part modern-day superhero film, which has its roots in the Mahabharata, sees Vicky Kaushal as the mythological character who was given the boon of immortality. For his portrayal of Ashwatthama — the son of Drona..
                 

How Asha Bhosle sang the drug anthem 'Dum Maro Dum' instead of Lata Mangeshkar

15 days ago  
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Believe it or not, the drug anthem ‘Dum Maro Dum Mit Jaye Gham’ from Hare Rama Hare Krishna was to be sung by Lata Mangeshkar! At least that was composer Rahul Dev Burman’s original plan. But then the film’s producer-director-leading man Dev Anand, who had a keen ear for music, suggested Asha Bhosle for ‘Dum Maro Dum’. “Lata sang two beautiful solos ‘Phoolon Ka Taaron Ka, Ho Ho Re Ghungroo’ and a lovely duet ‘Kanchi Re’ for me in Hare Rama Hare Krishna. ‘Dum Maro Dum’ didn’t seem right for her,” Dev Saab told me. That’s how Asha stepped in. Even after her sterling singing the song almost didn’t make it into the film. When Dev Anand heard ‘Dum Maro Dum’ he told RD he found it strange and decided to drop it from the film. In a panic RD pleaded to at least let the song be part of the film’s soundtrack album, if not part of the film. Eventually ‘Dum Maro Dum’ was filmed and became one of the biggest hits of RD and Asha’s career. Ashaji once told me ‘Dum Maro Dum’ was the most requested so..
                 

Mira Nair's A Suitable Boy starring Tanya Maniktala, Tabu, Ishaan Khatter to premiere on Netflix on October 23

15 days ago  
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Earlier today, Netflix announced the date for its upcoming series A Suitable Boy. Set in a newly independent India of 1951, it brings together a powerhouse of talent, entwined in Mira Nair’s excellence. A Suitable Boy is based on Vikram Seth’s bestselling book of the same name. After being aired by the BBC in the UK and Ireland, the series is all set for its global release on Netflix on October 23, 2020 (excluding America, United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada and China). The compelling series traces the journey of Lata, a passionate literature student, and her meddling mother’s wish to choose her a husband. Torn between family duty and the excitement of romance, Lata embarks on a journey of love and heartache as three very different men try to win her heart. Also threatening to break with tradition is the charming but directionless Maan Kapoor, whose romantic entanglements begin to jeopardize his father’s political career. As Lata and Maan attempt to shape their futures, India too is comin..
                 

Coolie No 1, Durgavati, Chhalaang: Amazon Prime Video to globally premiere 9 highly-anticipated movies across 5 Indian languages

16 days ago  
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Amazon Prime Video today announced a brand new slate of 9 highly-anticipated movies that will premiere directly on the streaming service. The movies will premiere exclusively on Prime Video within 2020 and will be available in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide. Spanning five Indian languages, the diverse line-up features titles such as: Halal Love Story (Malayalam) on October 15 Halal Love Story is an upcoming Malayalam comedy film directed by Zakariya Mohammed and stars Indrajith Sukumaran, Joju George, Sharaf U Dheen, Grace Antony and Soubin Shahir in lead roles along with Parvathy Thiruvothu. Bheema Sena Nalamaharaja (Kannada) on October 29 Bheema is an upcoming Kannada family entertainer directed by Karthik Saragur. The movie stars Aravinnd Iyer, Aarohi Narayan, Priyanka Thimmesh, Achyuth Kumar and Aadya in leading roles. Soorarai Pottru (Tamil) on October 30 Soorarai Pottru is an upcoming Tamil language Action/Drama film directed by Sudha Kongara, starring Suriy..
                 

Rhea Chakraborty’s mother contemplated suicide, paranoid about what will happen to her son Showik

16 days ago  
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Actor Rhea Chakraborty was granted bail on October 7 by the Bombay High Court after spent almost a month in Byculla jail. She was arrested by Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) who have been investigating the drugs angle in Sushant Singh Rajput’s death. Speaking to a leading daily, Rhea’s mother Sandhya revealed that she contemplated suicide after both her children were arrested. While Rhea is out on bail, her brother Showik Chakraborty still remains in jail. Speaking about the same, her mother said that though it is a sigh of relief for both her and Rhea’s father that their daughter is out, her son is still in jail and she is paranoid about what will happen tomorrow. She said that she is not able to sleep, wakes up in the middle of the night in fear of what will happen next. She further revealed that not only has her family been pushed to a corner, but it’s also been completely destroyed. She added that she contemplated suicide and thought of ending her life. She admitted to taking thera..
                 

“She used to conduct yoga classes for herself and her jail inmates” – reveals Rhea Chakraborty’s lawyer

16 days ago  
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Actor Rhea Chakraborty was released on bail on October 8 after Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) arrested her in drugs angle related to late Sushant Singh Rajput’s death case. She spent a month in jail and her lawyer Satish Maneshinde revealed how she has been doing. Speaking to NDTV on Wednesday, he said, “I personally went to jail to see a client after so many years, because she was hounded, and I wanted to see the condition that she was in. I was fortunate to see that she was in good spirits. She looked after herself in jail. She used to conduct yoga classes for herself and her jail inmates. She adjusted herself in the jail because she could not get home food because of the pandemic, and she lived with the inmates as if she was a commoner. Being an army girl, she fought the conditions like a battle, and she is ready to face any person who is trying to accuse her and harm her interests.” “The reason that she was hounded, was just because the family was after her. I don’t know for what ..
                 

Kangana Ranaut presents proof to Swara Bhaskar on the ‘Kangana Award Wapas Kar’ trend

16 days ago  
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After the AIIMS’ conclusive reports of Sushant Singh Rajput’s death not being a murder, many on Twitter were rejoicing for Rhea Chakraborty’s release including actors and directors like Swara Bhasker and Anubhav Sinha. Now that the AIIMS has informed that the actor’s death was in fact a suicide, a lot of people started digging Kangana Ranaut’s old interviews where she said that she will return her Padma Shri award if she fails to prove the claims that she has been making on Sushant Singh Rajput’s death. Swara Bhasker took to her Twitter to write, “Hey! Now thay both CBI and AIIMS have concluded that #SushantSinghRajput tragically died by suicide... weren’t some people going to return their government bestowed awards???” In response to this, Kangana Ranaut wrote, “ये है मेरा इंटर्व्यू अगर याददाश्त कमज़ोर हो तो फिर से देखें, अगर मैंने एक भी झूठा या ग़लत आरोप लगाया हो, तों मैं अपने सारे अवार्डस वापिस कर दूँगी, ये एक क्षत्रिय का वचन है, मैं राम भक्त हूँ, प्राण जाए पर वचन ना जाए, जय श्री र..
                 

Amitabh Bachchan may join Charlie Hunnam and Radhika Apte's Apple TV series Shantaram

17 days ago  
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Actor Amitabh Bachchan maybe joining a series. Last year, Charlie Hunnam was in India shooting for Apple TV series Shantaram as the lead which is being helmed by Justin Kurzel. It is based on Gregory David Roberts' best-selling novel with the same name. It is being reported that Amitabh Bachchan will of part of the series. According to reports, the India schedule was supposed to begin in 2020 but due to the pandemic, it has been pushed to 2021. Since it is a classic Bombay story, the makers of the project are hunting for locations with low risks in order to roll in January 2021. The plans are to shoot outdoors instead of on sets. A few years ago, Mira Nair was working on a similar story with Johnny Depp in the lead. Amitabh Bachchan was supposed to be a part of it. But, the project did not take off. It is being reported Big B will be part of the Apple TV series. He will reportedly play the role of crime lord Khader Khan. Apple TV+’s Shantaram will center around a heroin-addicted Austr..
                 

“She is ready to tender an apology and withdraw the statement,” Payal Ghosh’s lawyer tells the court responding to Richa Chadha’s defamation suit

17 days ago  
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Richa Chadha had filed a defamation suit against Payal Ghosh before the Bombay High Court on Tuesday and the matter was heard on Wednesday. Payal Ghosh's lawyer Nitin Satpute told the court that his client is ready to apologise and withdraw her statement. Advocate Nitin Satpute said in the court, “My client has accepted the request. She is ready to tender an apology and withdraw the statement. She is ready to settle the matter.” Richa had also named self-proclaimed critic Kamaal R Khan in the defamation suit. The court asked Khan's lawyer, Manoj Gadkari, if his client can withdraw the statements made by him. The lawyer said that his client requires time to file a reply as he is not in the country at the moment. The court has asked Khan to not share or add any content pertaining to Richa or the matter till Monday. Richa Chadha filed the case against Payal Ghosh, who has accused filmmaker Anurag Kashyap of sexual assault, a news channel, and Kamaal R Khan. She also sought Rs 1.1 crores ..
                 

Shah Rukh Khan donates 2000 PPE kits to Chhattisgarh COVID-19 warriors 

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Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan recently donated 2000 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) kits to corona warriors in Chhattisgarh. The kits were donated through his Meer Foundation, a non-charitable organisation which works for the upliftment of acid attack survivors.  Chhattisgarh Cabinet Minister T S Singh Deo took to Twitter to express his gratitude towards the actor for his kind gesture. "I express my heartfelt gratitude to @iamsrk& @MeerFoundation for providing PPE kits to protect our frontline warriors. Thanks, @rajshriartist for connecting us and making this possible. Your generosity has inspired many more to protect our healthcare heroes," he tweeted.  Responding to the tweet, King Khan wrote, "Sir, we all are trying in whatever capacity we can to help our brothers and sisters to overcome these hard times. Wishing you the best with these endeavors too." Sir, We all are trying in whatever capacity we can to help our brothers and sisters to overcome these hard times. Wishing ..
                 

Scarlett Johansson to star in and produce sci-fi drama Bride for Apple

yesterday  
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Actor Scarlett Johannson is making moves! The actress will be starring in an upcoming science-fiction drama Bride set at Apple and A24. She is set to produce with Jonathan Lia and Keenan Flynn will co-produce. Oscar-winning director Sebastián Lelio will direct the project. According to Variety, "Bride follows a woman created to be an ideal wife — the singular obsession of a brilliant entrepreneur. When she rejects her creator, she’s forced to flee her confined existence, confronting a world that sees her as a monster. While on the run, she finds her true identity, her surprising power and the strength to remake herself as her own creation." The script of Bride will be penned by Lauren Schuker Blum, Rebecca Angelo and Lelio. Meanwhile, Scarlett Johansson is awaiting the release of Black Widow. The film, which was set to release in theatres on November 6 this year, will now hit the screens on May 7, 2021. ALSO READ: Black Widow, West Side Story, Eternals, Death On The Nile, Shang Chi an..
                 

SCOOP: Abhishek Bachchan and Anurag Kashyap to get together for Manmarziyaan sequel?

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Abhishek Bachchan's career is on a roll. After a popular digital debut earlier this year in Breathe: Into The Shadows on Amazon Prime Video, Abhishek has two important feature films Kookie Gulati's The Big Bull and Anurag Basu's Ludo coming up. If all goes well, Abhishek would now be moving on to his third significant performance-oriented project in a year. He is all set to encore his part as the gentle turbaned husband to his wild wife (Taapsee Pannu) in Manmarziyaan. During the making of Manmarziyaan in 2018, Abhishek Bahchan and his director Anurag Kashyap got on like a house on fire. They vowed to come together again for a film called Gulab Jamun featuring Abhishek and his wife Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. But that project fell through. It is now being heard that Kashyap is planning a sequel to Manmarziyaan with the same cast of Abhishek Bachchan, Taapsee Pannu and Vicky Kaushal. Abhishek, who recently got widespread critical acclaim for his performance in the webseries Breathe 2, is l..
                 

Sidharth Malhotra wraps up Shershaah, the biopic on Captain Vikram Batra

2 days ago  
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Back in January 2020, Sidharth Malhotra wrapped up the shooting of Shershaah, the biopic on the late Captain Vikram Batra. The film stars Kiara Advani opposite him. But some patchwork was remaining and it got delayed amid the pandemic that led to shut-down of productions during the lockdown. Now, after two days of work, the actor has finally wrapped up the film. After months of staying in quarantine, Sidharth Malhotra returned to the sets earlier this week after celebrating 8 years since his debut in the film industry. He had two days worth of patchwork shoot remaining. Though Kiara did not join the shoot, some cast members did shoot alongside him at a Mumbai studio. Apparently, Sidharth Malhotra is playing a double role since Vikram Batra has a twin brother, Vishal. While the film was supposed to release this year, a new release plan will be only announced once the post-production is completed.   View this post on Instagram   Soldier back at wo..
                 

EXCLUSIVE: Suraj Pe Mangal Bhari to release in cinemas but Zee Studios keeps the OTT option open if talks with multiplexes fail

2 days ago  
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The theatrical trailer of the comic caper Suraj Pe Mangal Bhari was unveiled two days back and has met with a great response. Starring Manoj Bajpayee, Diljit Dosanjh and Fatima Sana Shaikh, the trailer of the film has ‘Releasing this Diwali’ mentioned in the end. In the pre-Covid times, this wouldn’t have been a cause of concern. But in today’s times of films releasing directly to OTT, it has become imperative that if a film is being released in cinemas in the traditional way, then the same should be stressed upon in the publicity material. The makers of Akshay Kumar-starrer Bellbottom mentioned ‘Ready for Cinemas’ in the teaser that was recently unveiled. Meanwhile the new poster of Satyameva Jayate 2 also had the word ‘In Cinemas’ written in bold. With this crucial information missing out in Suraj Pe Mangal Bhari trailer, many in the trade and industry are wondering if the film’s theatrical release is unconfirmed. When contacted, Shariq Patel, CEO, Zee Studios, exclusively tells Bol..
                 

Here's why Sanjay Leela Bhansali was not a signatory to the lawsuit against Republic TV and Times Now

2 days ago  
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Over the past couple of weeks, the Indian film industry has come together against the witch hunt being led by news channels like Republic TV and Times Now. The constant attacks on Bollywood by these channels have left many in Bollywood seething. In light of the news anchor’s claims, top names from the industry came together and filed a lawsuit against these channels and their journalists. However, one name seems to be missing from those who have signed the lawsuit, and that is Sanjay Leela Bhansali. Though, Bhansali’s name might not appear as one of the undersigned, we are informed that the filmmaker is very much in support of the lawsuit. Revealing why Bhansali’s name does not feature in it, a source tells Bollywood Hungama that BhansaTV and Times Nowli was not approached to sign up for the lawsuit. “No one approached Bhansali to be part of the lawsuit. He has been shooting nights and sleeping during the daytime. Apparently, producer Siddharth Roy Kapur did try to get in touch with S..
                 

Hrithik Roshan's mother Pinkie Roshan tests positive for COVID-19 

2 days ago  
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Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan's mother has tested positive for coronavirus. Rakesh Roshan has been staying at his farmhouse in Khandala along with his wife Pinkie. The couple will most likely stay put considering Pinkie's health.  Talking to a daily, Pinkie Roshan said that they have been getting everyone in the family and their staff tested every 20 days. She confirmed that she had tested positive a week ago but has no symptoms. Pinkie also said that the doctors said that her yoga and exercise regime has helped keep the virus in control. She will be undergoing another test on Friday and hopes it will turn out negative.  Meanwhile, Hrithik is currently at his beach flat in Juhu where he had shifted a couple of years ago. The actor's ex-wife Sussane Khan who had moved in with him and their kids during the lockdown has now shifted back to her Versova flat with the kids.  ALSO READ: Hrithik Roshan drops a rare photo with Kunal Kapoor on his birthday with a hilarious caption..
                 

Saif Ali Khan - Kareena Kapoor Khan to move into new home to welcome second child

2 days ago  
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Taimur will soon have a sibling to play with. Yes, Kareena Kapoor Khan and Saif Ali Khan are expecting their second child. The couple is over the moon at the prospect of a new addition to the family. Saif apparently can’t stop fussing over his glowing Beghum. “Two children were always a part of Kareena and Saif’s plans. Now that Taimur has completed 2, he doesn’t need his mother’s constant attention. This is the right time to bring in another childhood into the house,” a source reveals. The Khan family is now moving into a new bigger home with more bedrooms and more space for the children to run around in. We wish Saif and Kareena the very best and hope that Taimur’s sibling would be as big a superstar on social media as Taimur. Also Read:Saif Ali Khan quashes rumours about buying back Pataudi Palace from a hotel for Rs. 800 crores..