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

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

Malang director Mohit Suri says adults who get influenced by violence are responsible for the consequences

14 hours ago  
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Filmmaker Mohit Suri's recent release Malang is a fictional story about a man Advait who embarks on a killing spree one Christmas night. In an interview with a news portal, the filmmaker said that he is not interested in making violent films for the sake of it and that there is a reason for violence in Malang. Talking about where does one draw one's own line when it comes to peddling violence as entertainment, the director said that he is not intellectually superior to tell people how to live their life. He further said that it is an adult film and so it caters to an audience that has the right to choose to marry or choose to elect their Prime Minister and at the same time decide whether they want to take the substance or be violent. Mohit Suri further said that every story has its own demand. He said that Malang is a thriller talking about killing people overnight and hence he had to show violence. The Aashiqui 2 director said that as an adult you have the choice to watch or not watc..
                 

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

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

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

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

"Had the best time of my life learning boxing”, Farhan Akhtar shares as Toofan gears up to take over

18 hours ago  
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After acing the role of an athlete in Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, Farhan Akhtar is all set to step into the boxing ring for Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s directorial Toofan which is an Excel Entertainment production in association with ROMP pictures and will be hitting the screens on October 2, 2020. Telling us more about it, Farhan has some insights to share. Talking about how boxing is currently his groove and how he is going to continue the drill he shares, “I had to learn a sport I had zero knowledge about, but it’s one of the best disciplines. What boxing does for you physically, mentally, and even spiritually is amazing. I’ve genuinely had the best time of my life learning boxing, and I intend to carry on learning and playing the sport”. The actor is undergoing rigorous training and isn't skipping any session as the role demands a certain kind of physique. Farhan will be essaying the character of a boxer in Toofan for which he is leaving no stone unturned to get in the skin of it. After 201..
                 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SCOOP: Bhumi Pednekar’s next to be produced by Sanjay Leela Bhansali

2 days ago  
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Bhumi Pednekar has been on a roll for the past two years and has been giving back to back hits. With the coming year being just as exciting, Bhumi Pednekar will be seen in Durgavati and now, we hear that she has also signed on another project for the year. With her cameos in Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan and Bhoot: Part One – The Haunted Ship, Bhumi Pednekar has been impressing her fans with every performance. Her next project is said to be produced by Sanjay Leela Bhansali and will be helmed by a debutant director. While all the other details have been kept under wraps regarding this project, a source reveals, “Bhumi Pednekar has been signed for this yet-untitled project that will be produced by Sanjay Leela Bhansali. The makers are yet to finalize the rest of the cast.” Well, Bhumi Pednekar is definitely going big with this one. Also Read: Bhumi Pednekar goes bold as she poses in a bathtub for Dabboo Ratnani’s calendar..
                 

Thappad: Taapsee Pannu urges to add disclaimers to films showcasing domestic violence

3 days ago  
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From the trailer of the film with the tag line, “Thappad- Bas itni si baat?”, which created wide banter as well as tremors that indicate the serious impact to a slap to the multi-city ongoing screenings, Thappad is being hailed as the most important film of the year. The makers of the film have been dropping message-driven promo units to garner the right conversations. Taapsee Pannu and the makers have now extended their support to a Change.org petition, asking for disclaimers to be added in films that showcase on-screen domestic violence scenes. To deliver this striking message, Taapsee is seen in a concept video questioning viewers - why don’t we have a disclaimer for ‘Thappad’ on-screen when we have one for alcohol consumption, smoking and animal cruelty? Change.org India and the makers of Thappad have come together to urge the censor board to make it mandatory for films that showcase any kind of domestic violence in their films to carry a disclaimer. Taapsee Pannu took to her Twit..
                 

RIP: Mika Singh’s manager found dead in his studio; police says it’s a case of drug overdose

3 days ago  
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Singer Mika Singh’s manager, Soumya Zoheb Khan, was found dead at his studio in Andheri on February 3. The 30-year-old manager had been going through depression and overdosed on sleeping pills, according to the police. Soumya was also the wife of music composer Zoheb Khan. According to the reports, her body was found by her co-workers at around 10:15 pm on the first floor of Singh’s studio after she failed to show up on the ground floor till evening. They headed up to figure out what was wrong only to find her lying on the ground. After she was rushed to the nearest hospital, she was declared dead and the post mortem reports do not suggest a foul play. Mika Singh took to his Instagram handle to express his sincere condolences to her family and friends. Take a look at his post.   View this post on Instagram   Waheguru ji ka Khalsa Waheguru ji ki fateh . Very sad to Announce that ,Our dear @saumya.samy has left us for heavenly abode, leaving behin..
                 

Surbhi Chandna and Gaurav Chopra starrer Sanjivani to go off-air; the show might come back with a fresh season

4 days ago  
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The show Sanjivani has been loved this entire season especially Surbhi Chandna’s impeccable acting skills and her chemistry with both the co-stars, Namit Khanna and Gaurav Chopra, has been highly appreciated by the audiences. The ongoing season will end with a lovely surprise and two new cameos. It is not the end for Sanjivani - on prime time, as made to believe. Not only are there talks for a brand new season but this show is also planned end with a few surprises and two cameos thrown in. This information was divulged by the serial's creative producer and director Siddharth P. Malhotra. With regard to the ongoing season, Malhotra added that the audience loved the new pair - Gaurav and Surbhi. "In fact, there’s a fan divide and while some love #Navisha, others like #Sidisha and this division of fans would not have happened had the audience not likes Gaurav and Surbhi." When asked whether a change of time slot played a role in the serial going off-air, Malhotra replied in the negative...
                 

Radhika Madan turns vegan for Angrezi Medium

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

Shilpa Shetty and Raj Kundra welcome daughter Samisha via surrogacy

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

Movie Review: Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan

4 days ago  
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Over the last three decades, Bollywood has come up with quite a few films on homosexuality like FIRE [1996], MY BROTHER NIKHIL [2005], EK LADKI KO DEKHA TOH AISA LAGA [2019], ALIGARH [2016], MARGARITA WITH A STRAW [2015] etc. Aanand L Rai and T-Series are now all set to bring SHUBH MANGAL ZYADA SAAVDHAN and unlike other gay-themed films, this one is light-hearted and looks quite commercial. Moreover, it stars Ayushmann Khurrana, who has become a brand in himself. So does SHUBH MANGAL ZYADA SAAVDHAN manage to entertain? Will it succeed in becoming the first legitimate LGBT-themed hit film of Bollywood? Or does it fail to succeed? Let’s analyse. <img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-1077035" src="https://www.bollywoodhungama.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Shubh-Mangal-Zyada-Saavdhan-1-26.jpg" alt="" width="720" height="450" /> SHUBH MANGAL ZYADA SAAVDHAN is the story of two men in love in Section 377 era. Aman Tripathi (J..
                 

Thappad: Taapsee Pannu shares an adorable photo with her on-screen father, writes an intense note

5 days ago  
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Taapsee Pannu's Thappad has been making the right noise for a while now. The film not only takes a strong stand against domestic violence but seems to have presented the subject in a powerful manner, therefore convincing everyone that solutions to domestic violence is the need of the hour. Meanwhile, Taapsee took to Instagram to share an adorable photo with her on-screen father Kumud Mishra. In her caption, she also emphasised on how a woman's expectations from her life partner are deeply influenced by the love and encouragement she receives from her father. "Being daddy’s girl is what made things easy and difficult for Amrita. The fact she always thought her life partner will be someone like her father got her expectations soar high but when they crashed, he was there to hold her from falling. Witness this beautiful father daughter relationship from 28th feb 2020," she wrote. Filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj recently hosted a special screening of the film in Delhi, and it met with great res..
                 

As Rohit Shetty completes a decade on television, he credits the medium for putting a face to his name

5 days ago  
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Filmmaker Rohit Shetty has created a cop-universe in Bollywood with successful films like the Singham franchise and Simmba. He is currently gearing up for the release of Sooryavanshi, which will be the latest addition to his cop-universe. While talking to a tabloid, the filmmaker said that the Akshay Kumar starrer Sooryavanshi brings with it immense pressure. Of the 14 films Rohit Shetty has made, 11 of them have been blockbusters. He said that he is blessed to have received so much love from the audience. While Rohit Shetty is still giving final touches to Sooryavanshi which is to release in March, the filmmaker will turn anchor for the new season of Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi. Rohit Shetty said that the show was shot in Bulgaria and that it was he who recommended the place. He said that he had shot Dilwale in Bulgaria and was familiar with the stunt team there. Rohit Shetty who made his small screen debut as one of the judges on Comedy Circus is about to complete a decade on te..
                 

Hansal Mehta to host special preview of Taapsee Pannu starrer Thappad in Jaipur

5 days ago  
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Ever since the trailer of the Taapsee Pannu's Thappad released, the gut-wrenching story instantly caught everyone's attention and love how such a sensitive topic was portrayed on big screens. The makers have started hosting screenings of the movie across the nation and now, the second preview will be held in Jaipur by director Hansal Mehta. Hansal Mehta is all set to host a special preview of Thappad in Jaipur and shared the news on his social media, "I'm looking forward to hosting a special preview of #Thappad in Jaipur on Feb 21. This exceptional @anubhavsinha film is a very engaging drama with absolute knockout performances esp by the supremely gifted @taapseeMore after it's release! Or before!!!" A special preview was held on 18th February 2020 at Delhi and was hosted by Vishal Bharadwaj along with Vaani Tripathi. The movie is already declared a blockbuster by the people who have seen it and it comes as no surprise after seeing authentic content such as Article 15 and Mulk from An..
                 

Post- Street Dancer 3D and Love Aaj Kal, Varun Dhawan’s film with dad gets a hand-up

5 days ago  
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After a spate of successes, Varun Dhawan’s two back-to-back flops Karan Johar’s Kalank and Remo D’Souza’s Street Dancer 3D, have left the star shaken and stirred. Varun’s next release is his own father, the eminently successful David Dhawan’s Coolie No 1, and we hear the film is being boosted after the debacles. Says a source in the know, “Both Varun and his co-star Sara Ali Khan have flops to their credit now. Until recently both had only hits. Now they’ve to live down their failures. Sara has to rise from Love Aaj Kal while Varun Dhawan has Kalank and now Street Dancer 3D behind him.” Apparently the Dhawans have decided to embellish the product. A love song featuring Varun Dhawan and Sara has been added to Coolie No 1. We also hear a major superstar, most probably Salman Khan, will make an appearance in the film. Also Read: Varun Dhawan shares video of young fans dancing to ‘Muqabla’, and the internet is impressed..
                 

Abhimanyu Dassani, Mrunal Thakur, Paresh Rawal among others star in Umesh Shukla's Aankh Micholi

5 days ago  
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After the success of 102 Not Out, Sony Pictures Films India and Umesh Shukla have come together for yet another family entertainer titled Aankh Micholi. The film revolves around a family of misfits with a crazily entertaining storyline which will surely make this Diwali a cracking one. The film has an intriguing ensemble cast of Abhimanyu, Mrunal Thakur, Paresh Rawal, Sharman Joshi, Divya Dutta, Abhishek Banerjee, Darshan Jariwala, Grusha Kapoor and Vijay Raaz which guarantees superb entertainment. Sachin-Jigar will be composing the music for the film. Aankh Micholi has been written by Jitendra Parmar. Prior to 102 Not Out, Umesh directed critically acclaimed super hit- Oh My God which earned a lot of accolades from the masses. Vivek Krishnani, Managing Director, Sony Pictures Entertainment India says, " Umesh Shukla, through his work over the years, has the innate ability to enthrall audiences by connecting with them through a powerful, humorous and entertaining narrative. As a studi..
                 

Atrangi Re: Sara Ali Khan to play double role of sorts in Akshay Kumar - Dhanush starrer

6 days ago  
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Filmmaker Aanand L Rai is ready for his next directorial after Shah Rukh Khan starrer Zero. In January 2020, he announced a special film titled Atrangi Re starring Akshay Kumar with Sara Ali Khan and South star Dhanush. Aanand L Rai's frequent collaborator Himanshu Sharma has penned the script. The director said that the story is a great mix of two Indian cultures. He also revealed that they will begin shooting in Bihar before heading to Madurai. Now, it is being reported that Sara Ali Khan will have double role of sorts and the idea is to showcase the diverse sides of her. It seems like just like Sara, Akshay and Dhanush's characters too will have special traits that is separating them from the rest of the cast. Meanwhile, the makers are designing a special look for Akshay Kumar. They have a total of 80-90 days of shoot that will commence in March and Akshay will join the crew mid-April after Sara and Dhanush complete Bihar and Madurai schedules. AR Rahman will compose music for the ..
                 

Alia Bhatt opens up about reports of her December wedding with Ranbir Kapoor

6 days ago  
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Bollywood actors Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor have been dating for quite some time now. While the two have never shied from appearing together in public, their fans seem to be eagerly waiting for their wedding. Recently, there were reports of a December wedding for the actors doing the rounds. The actress however, said that the reports of a wedding are all rumours. At the recent Filmfare awards, talking to an entertainment channel, Alia said that she feels like there is a new wedding date every three weeks or some other kind of rumour. She said that the rumours only provide her entertainment. Just a few weeks ago, there were reports doing the rounds that the couple will tie the knot in December post the release of Brahmastra. The rumours also gained steam after Alia attended the wedding of Ranbir’s cousin Armaan Jain earlier this month with the actor and his mother, Neetu Singh. Meanwhile, on the work front, Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt have been shooting for Ayan Mukerji's film Brahm..
                 

Bareilly Ki Barfi duo Rajkummar Rao and Kriti Sanon to reunite in upcoming situational comedy with Paresh Rawal and Dimple Kapadia

6 days ago  
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Another situational comedy is in the making from producer Dinesh Vijan. Bareilly Ki Barfi duo Rajkummar Rao and Kriti Sanon will be reuniting for an interesting comedy in which they are orphans and plan to adopt parents. The role of the parents will be essayed by National Award winners Paresh Rawal and Dimple Kapadia. The plot revolves around this young couple who bring an older couple home but how they disturb their lives and almost destroy their marriage. The film will mark the debut of Gujarati filmmaker Abhishek Bachchan who has assisted Ram Madhvani in ad campaigns, Subhash Ghai and worked with Sanjay Leela Bhansali on Chenab Gandhi and Guzaarish. The plan is to take the film on the floor by the mid of March in Delhi. The makers are looking at the year-end release of the untitled comedy. Rajkummar Rao already has two projects coming up this year - Chhalaang and Roohi Afzana. Kriti Sanon is currently shooting for Mimi followed by Bachchan Pandey. ALSO READ: Rajkummar Rao reveals t..
                 

After Sooryavanshi, the next instalment in Rohit Shetty's cop universe to be Singham 3!

7 days ago  
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The 2018 super-hit Simmba worked big time not just because of it's performances, concept and of course the smashing cameo of Ajay Devgn as Singham, but also because the makers introduced a new cop - Sooryavanshi - played by Akshay Kumar. It gave rise to Rohit Shetty's cop universe too. The film on Sooryavanshi is all set to release next month and all eyes are now whether they'll be a repeat of Simmba. In other words, moviegoers and trade are already speculating whether a new cop of the cop universe will make its appearance in Sooryavanshi finale. The internet is buzzing with reports that Hrithik Roshan will be the fourth cop of this franchise. Director Rohit Shetty however has set the record straight. In a conversation with the media recently, he made it clear that he won't be introducing a new character in the last scene of Sooryavanshi. He also added that the next film of the cop universe will be Singham 3. He also added that the reason he won't be introducing any new character is b..
                 

Ram Gopal Varma visits Hyderabad police to research on his next film on Disha case  

7 days ago  
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Filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma will next be making a film based on the rape and murder case of a veterinary doctor in the Ranga Reddy district in Telangana. The filmmaker met Sahamshabad Additional Commissioner of Police as a part of the research for the film. Ram Gopal Varma said that the incident rocked the entire nation and as part of an exercise to do scripting of the film, he said that he trying to collect some research on various experiences to know the actual things that happened. "My next film is titled ''DISHA'' which is going to be about the Disha rape. After the brutal rape and horrific murder of Nirbhaya, the Disha rapists went further in their ghastliness in actually burning the poor girl with petrol," he had tweeted in February this year. The veterinarian was brutally gang-raped and killed allegedly by the accused before they burnt her body in Telangana's Shamshabad on November 27. Her charred body was recovered a day later. A few days later he accused— Mohammed Arif, Naveen,..
                 

Mujhse Shaadi Karoge: Bigg Boss 12's Jasleen Matharu to compete for being Paras Chhabra's bride?

7 days ago  
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Bigg Boss 13 came to an end only a few days back, and contestants Paras Chhabra and Shehnaaz Gill are already here with their new show. Titled Mujhse Shaadi Karoge, the first episode aired last night. Here, both the actors are embarking on a journey to find their respective life partners. As far as Paras' prospective brides are concerned, a handful of popular names are reported to be participating in the show. One of them is singer Jasleen Matharu, who participated in Bigg Boss 12. Jasleen left everyone shocked after she claimed to be in a relationship with renowned singer Anup Jalota. Whether they were really a couple will forever remain a mystery, but after the show ended, they reportedly decided to remain a teacher-student duo. It will be interesting to see if she really enters the show, trying to win over Paras. The other names that are doing the rounds are of Heena Panchal, an ex Bigg Boss Marathi contestant, and Sanjjanaa Galrani, a South actress. On the other hand, Roadies cont..
                 

EXCLUSIVE: Anushka Sharma to announce Sony Pictures’ Jhulan Goswami biopic through a big video announcement shot at Eden Gardens

7 days ago  
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It has been over a year since we last saw Anushka Sharma on the big screen. The actress has been keeping a low profile and spending time with her husband Virat Kohli and accompanying him for the tournaments. The actress has signed her next project which is a biopic on cricketer Jhulan Goswami. We had seen her pictures with the cricketer earlier in January 2020 at Eden Gardens, Kolkata. Anushka Sharma is soon to make the big announcement of her next project. As per a source, “One of the biggest films coming from Sony Pictures is Jhulan Goswami biopic starring Anushka Sharma. She was seen at Eden Gardens last month where she filmed the announcement video with Jhulan. We hear that it will be a huge and special announcement via video that will be released soon that will give insight into the world of the cricketer through Anushka.” Jhulan Nishit Goswami is an all-round cricketer and former captain of India's national women's cricket team. In August 2018, she announced her retirement from ..
                 

Ayushmann Khurrana to sign his next with Junglee Pictures

8 days ago  
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Ayushmann Khurrana has carved a niche for himself in the industry with roles and characters that the audience has loved. Well, the actor who is currently gearing up for his next release Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan, that is slated to release later this week, has already locked on his next. In fact, if what we hear is true, then Ayushmann is all set to sign Junglee Pictures’ next production. “Junglee Pictures had approached Ayushmann with a high concept film. Apparently Khurrana liked the same and has green lit the venture”, comments a source. Continuing further, the source adds, “No details of the venture are currently available, but it is being said that the film will be directed by a new director. Besides, Khurrana giving his nod to the project, little is known about the venture. However the grapevine states that an announcement on the same will be made after Ayushmann signs the dotted line.” On the work front, Ayushmann Khurrana is gearing up for his next release Shubh Mangal Zyada ..
                 

Alia Bhatt speaks about whether she will play the role of Ma Anand Sheela

8 days ago  
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For a year now, it has been rumoured that Aamir Khan is making a project on Osho, known as Indian godman. It was speculated that this biopic might star Alia Bhatt as Ma Anand Sheela. The story will be inspired by Wild Wild Country. While the project has not taken any shape, recently the actress spoke about whether she will play the role of Sheela. At the Filmfare Awards 2020, Alia Bhatt spoke to the tabloid about whether she feels like playing the role of Ma Anand Sheela. The actress said that if Sheela would want her to play the role, she would be grateful and honoured to take over the role on the big screen. She said that she would be happy to play it. There were speculations that Aamir Khan was working on this project as a web series while some said that this might take shape as a feature film. Nothing is concrete yet. Interestingly, Priyanka Chopra has already confirmed that she is working on creating Ma Anand Sheela biopic too but it will also take time to shape up before it goes..
                 

BREAKING: Akshay Kumar-starrer Sooryavanshi PREPONED; to now release on March 25

8 days ago  
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The week started on a significant note as a lot of release dates of films were reshuffled. First, it came to light that Angrezi Medium which was to release on March 20 has been advanced by a week, March 13. This is the day when Janhvi Kapoor’s second film Gunjan Saxena was to come out but this film has been pushed to April 24. It is the day when Janhvi’s third film Roohi Afzana was slated to release and that has been pushed to June 5. In other words, no film shall now release on March 20, that is, a week before Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif-starrer Sooryavanshi will storm the cinemas on March 27. But now it has come to light that the release of even the Rohit Shetty directorial has undergone a change. A source close to the film spills the beans, “The makers of Sooryavanshi are releasing the film on March 25. It’s a Wednesday and a part-holiday on account of Gudi Padwa in Maharashtra. Most parts of the country obviously won’t celebrate this festival and yet, the makers feel that the mo..
                 

The real reason why Ranbir Kapoor avoids visiting Alia Bhatt’s Gangubai Kathiawadi set

8 days ago  
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There are reports that Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt are shooting at same venue Film City in Goregaon but keeping a distance. While it is true that the two have decided to keep it professional at their work place, the real reason why Ranbir doesn’t hop over to Alia’s set is something else. Says a source in the know, “Ranbir wants to avoid coming face to face with Alia Bhatt’s director Sanjay Leela Bhansali at any cost. SLB and Ranbir had a massive fall-out when Ranbir made his debut in Bhansali’s Saawariya. Things got so bad between them that Ranbir vowed to never work with Bhansali again. And he kept his word.” Apparently Ranbir turned down every role from Guzaarish to Ram Leela to Bajirao Mastani that was offered by Bhansali after Saawariya to Ranbir. In fact, sources say Ranbir was offered a part in the new SLB film Gangubai Kathiawadi which Bhansali is shooting with Alia Bhatt right now at Film City. Needless to say, Ranbir again declined the kind offer. “No matter what, Ranbir Kap..
                 

Coolie No 1: Varun Dhawan and Sara Ali Khan to shoot a romantic song in Goa

9 days ago  
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Varun Dhawan, who was last seen in Street Dancer 3D, is currently shooting for Coolie No 1. He will once again collaborate with his father, David Dhawan for the remake of the 90s hit which starred Govinda and Karisma Kapoor in the lead roles. Sara Ali Khan is the leading lady and reprising the role of Karisma. Paresh Rawal will be stepping into the shoes of Kader Khan. While the film is almost complete, Varun Dhawan and Sara Ali Khan will head to Goa along with Jaaved Jaffery for the shoot of a romantic song. In the film, Sara hails from Goa and will be filming important scenes along with Jaaved that is integral for the narrative. The plan is to shoot this recreation of the original song at the beach locations and capture the scenic beauty. The song, right now unknown, is recreated by Tanishq Bagchi. The original film featured some of the iconic songs including ‘Husn Hai Suhana’ and ‘Main Toh Raste Se Ja Raha Tha’ which will be recreated in the remake. Pooja Entertainment's Coolie No ..
                 

Rakul Preet Singh goes the vegan way!

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

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

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

Sunny Leone urges fans to ditch leather by wearing vegan

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

Varun Dhawan’s uncle Anil Dhawan says it is high time the actor got married

11 days ago  
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On Wednesday, reports of Varun Dhawan's roka with girlfriend Natasha Dalal surfaced on the internet after the actor visited Natasha's house along with his family. After a portal reported that the two families secretly performed the couple's 'Roka' or engagement ceremony, Varun took to Twitter to dismiss it. "Hey, guys before u let ur imagination run wild it was a birthday party.  wanted to clarify before any false news is spread cheers," he wrote. Buzz is, it was Natasha’s father, Raju Dalal’s birthday. However, the chatter around Varun and Natasha's impending wedding refused to die down. Reportedly, Varun's uncle Anil Dhawan described the event as just a meeting of two families. He said that the two families had not met in a long time and did not know each other well. He said that the Dalal's invited them over for the birthday dinner. Talking about the marriage, Anil said that there will be an announcement whenever they fix on a date. When asked if the wedding will take place this ye..
                 

Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan: Ayushmann Khurrana insists it will be extremely incorrect to call the film a ‘serious’ and ‘message oriented film’

12 days ago  
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Ayushmann Khurrana is on a roll at the box office. After delivering seven back to back hits with content films, the star is back with Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan, a quirky film that has a hilarious take on the stereotypes surrounding same-sex relationships in India. Ayushmann clears the air saying that it will be extremely incorrect to call the film a ‘serious’, ‘message film’ because it is not. “Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan is an out and out entertainer that also gives the right message. It will be incorrect to call this film a serious, message-oriented film. It is not. It is a hilarious film that’s also slapstick in parts to drive home the message of the film. It has its heart at the right place and it is not a serious film that delves any deeper,” says Ayushmann. Ayushmann says he was instantly sold on Aanand L. Rai’s vision of making the film’s appeal wider by making it a funny movie. He says it was an extremely smart decision by Aanand Rai because the film’s core message will now ..
                 

Priyanka Chopra's sister-in-law Sophie Turner expecting her first child with Joe Jonas?

12 days ago  
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It looks like our own Priyanka Chopra is set to become an aunt! As reported by a leading publication of the West, Nick Jonas' younger brother Joe Jonas and his wife Sophie Turner are expecting their first child. However, at the moment, they prefer keeping things under the wraps. Shortly after the Billboards Music Awards took place last year in May, Joe and Sophie surprised everyone by tying the knot at a surprise wedding in Las Vegas. They later had another wedding in France. Sophie, who played Sansa Stark in the very popular series Game Of Thrones, dated Joe for a couple of years before they decided to take the wedding vows. In multiple occasions, we've spotted the couple hanging out with Nick and Priyanka. All four of them, along with another Jonas brother Kevin and his wife Danielle, appeared in the Jonas brothers' comeback single ‘Sucker’. Sophie and Joe together attended the Grammy's in January. Priyanka later shared a photo with all of them together, on Instagram.   ..
                 

Madras HC stays order of GST council asking AR Rahman to pay dues

12 days ago  
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The Commissioner of Goods and Services Tax (GST) and Central Excise (E) recently directed music composer AR Rahman to pay arrears of Rs. 6.79 crore and an additional penalty of another Rs. 6.79 crore. Now, the Madras High Court on Wednesday granted an interim stay on the above order. Reportedly, KM Ravichandran, commissioner of GST and CE (Chennai South), in his order said that AR Rahman was not paying the service tax regularly on the payments that he had received for his work. The Madras Court granted an interim stay until March 4 after AR Rahman filed a writ petition against the Council's order.  The officials stated that all of the income earned by Rahman by composing music for movies and his live shows were taxable and the composer had failed to pay the service tax. Contesting this order, AR Rahman’s council stated in the court that there has been a wrong assumption and said, "In terms of section 13(1)(a) of the Copyright Act, copyright subsists in musical work and the composer is..
                 

Chhalaang: Rajkummar Rao and Nushrat Bharucha starrer gets a new release date

12 days ago  
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Rajkummar Rao & Nushrat Bharucha starrer Chhalaang, directed by Hansal Mehta will now release on 12th June 2020. The producers of the film have taken this decision keeping in mind exams and a good distribution window. The makers of Chhalaang shared the new poster and announced the new release date. While sharing the latest news about the release date, the makers wrote, "Ab Lenge #Chhalaang 12th June Ko! Masterji Khilayen Kaise? Bachche Busy Hain Exams Ki Padhayi Mein. Toh Masterji Khilayenge Garmi Ki Chhuttiyon Mein! Exams Ke Liye Best of Luck!" Ab Lenge #Chhalaang 12th June Ko! Masterji Khilayen Kaise? Bachche Busy Hain Exams Ki Padhayi Mein. Toh Masterji Khilayenge Garmi Ki Chhuttiyon Mein! Exams Ke Liye Best of Luck! @ChhalaangFilm @RajkummarRao @NushratBharucha @mehtahansal @ajaydevgn @luv_ranjan @gargankur pic.twitter.com/YqSaPdgzlg — Luv Films (@LuvFilms) February 13, 2020 Producer Luv Ranjan said in a statement, “We feel Chhalaang is one of the most inspiring and hearteni..
                 

FIR registered against TV and Bollywood actor Shahbaz Khan for allegedly molesting a girl

13 days ago  
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Actor Shahbaz Khan who works as an actor in both television and films has been charged for allegedly molesting a girl in Mumbai. An FIR has been registered against the actor at the Oshiwara Police station. Reportedly, he has been charged under Indian Penal Code Section 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty) and 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman). Shahbaz Khan has worked in several notable Bollywood movies and television shows,  some of which are Yug, The Great Maratha, Chandrakanta, and The Sword of Tipu Sultan. Recently, Shahbaz was seen on TV shows like Ram Siya Ke Luv Kush, Tenali Rama, and Dastaan-E-Mohabbat Salim Anarkali. The actor also worked in films like Risknamaa (2019), Badla Hindustani Ka (2018), Turning Point (2018), Gajakesari (2014), Jatt James Bond (2014), Mahabharat Aur Barbareek (2013), JUST U & ME (2013), Barbreek (2012), Agent Vinod (2012), Looteri Dulhan (2011), Veer (2010), The Game of Lov..
                 

Bob Biswas makers take prompt action after landing in trouble for violating environmental norms

13 days ago  
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Abhishek Bachchan, on January 24, announced that his next film Bob Biswas had gone on floors in Kolkata. A few days ago, it was reported that the film landed in trouble for violating environmental norms. According to a recent update, the makers hired a 10-member group to clean up the location post-shoot after the complaints were made for violating the rules laid by National Green Tribunal (NGT). The unit was shooting 12-hours a day until Sunday, February 9 and after the wrap-up, the hired help would take over to get the location cleaned up. The producers even provided tiffin service to the unit to avoid cooking on location. They even curbed the usage of plastic on the shoot. After the 10-day shoot, the unit moved to Golf Green Phase 4 for the next shoot. Abhishek Bachchan also filmed scenes near Dalhousie Square. As per reports, the makers of Bob Biswas allegedly continued shooting at Rabindra Sarobar in Kolkata without paying heed to the regulations laid by National Green Tribunal. T..
                 

Amitabh Bachchan wore outfits from his personal wardrobe to avoid stressing out the modest budget of Marathi film, AB Aani CD

14 days ago  
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Amitabh Bachchan is foraying into Marathi cinema with AB Aani CD and will star alongside veteran actor Vikram Gokhale. The first poster is already out of the film. Since Marathi films don’t have lavish budgets, keeping that in mind, Amitabh chose to wear outfits from his personal wardrobe to avoid stressing out the makers of the film. Producer Akshay Bardapurkar revealed that when they asked the megastar when they could send someone for the measurements, he said that Big B said not to worry and that he will bring his own costumes. On the day of the shoot, the actor came along with 20 outfits that were kept in his vanity van and asked the team to select the ones that are apt for the shoot. The producer said that the actor knew Marathi films have modest budgets and he helped tremendously with his gesture. Akshay Bardapurkar also revealed that Amitabh Bachchan had wrapped up his portions in November 2019 and allocated dates for dubbing. The producer said that the megastar could have easi..
                 

Run Zindagi Run

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Jojo Rabbit (English)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rajpal Yadav joins Kartik Aaryan starrer Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Friends cast confirm reunion for HBO Max special

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

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Amyra Dastur bags a role in Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani's next production venture, Dongri To Dubai

4 days ago  
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After Amyra Dastur was announced as a prominent part of Ali Abbas Zafar's next web series on Amazon Prime, starring Saif Ali Khan, Amyra has bagged yet another biggie. She will be seen playing an important role in Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani's next production venture - Dongri To Dubai being directed by Shujaat Saudagar (Rock On 2). Ask Amyra how it all came about and she smiles confirming the development, "This came about as most offers do. I got a call from a casting director asking me to come in for an audition. They didn't tell me what it was about, who was going to be in it or who was backing it. They just gave me a character brief and dialogues to memorize. I did my best and after a few days, I was called back for a second audition because they wanted to check if I could do the scenes in a different way to show my versatility. Everyone seemed happy with my performance and Shujaat called me to the office for a narration. I loved what I heard and then requested the team to se..
                 

Exclusive: Karanvir Bohra speaks about mixing spirituality and religion in his upcoming web series Yatra

4 days ago  
Movies / Bollywood Hungama/ Bollywood News  
Actor Karanvir Bohra along with his wife Teejay is currently working on a web series which will be conceptualized and created by them. The series titled Yatra will see the couple along with their twins visit spiritual places in India. However, Karanvir says this show will not be preachy, but looks at making the show child-friendly and explores spiritual places in India in a way never seen before. In an exclusive conversation with Bollywood Hungama, Karanvir Bohra spoke about his upcoming show Yatra and how it stands apart from other travel shows on the internet. Talking about why they thought of a travel show for their first web series, Karanvir said, "We (Karanvir and Teejay) have been thinking of this idea since the time our babies were one year old. But that time it was too difficult to handle the babies as well as the travel show. So we were just waiting for our children to start understanding people and places. They just started communicating and they have too many questions. So,..
                 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jacqueline Fernandez to co-star with Pawan Kalyan?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Haridwar college gym to be renamed after Taapsee Pannu

10 days ago  
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Taapsee Pannu, who has multiple interesting projects in the pipeline, is currently shooting for the film Haseen Dillruba in Haridwar. However, the stress is also simultaneously training for the film Rashmi Rocket in which she plays an athlete from Kutch. Over the past month, Taapsee has been working out at the gymnasium of the local college, Gurukul Kangri Vishwavidyalaya to build a lean frame for her character in Rashmi Rocket. Now, as per reports, the college faculty has decided to rename the gym to Taapsee Pannu Health and Fitness Gymnasium. Reportedly, Taapsee has been spending most of her time at the gym as she juggles between shoot and prep for her next. On Thursday, the actress was invited for a meeting with the college officials where they shared the news with her. Taapsee, who was surprised by the honour, hopes that this step inspires local girls to take a keen interest in physical fitness. Meanwhile, on the work front, Taapsee Pannu will next be seen in Anubhav Sinha’s film ..
                 

Aishwarya Rai and Vikram reunite with filmmaker Mani Ratnam for fictional historical drama 

11 days ago  
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Way back in 1994, ace filmmaker Mani Ratnam had spoken about his plans to adapt Kalki Krishnamurthy's fictional historical novel, Ponniyin Selvan into a film. However, due to several factors, the film had been on hold for all these years. It was only last December that the film went on floors in Thailand with actors from the Hindi and South film industry joining hands. The cast includes Aishwarya Rai, Vikram, Karthi, Trisha and Jayam Ravi. Recently, actress Sobhita Dhulipala was roped in to play the pivotal role of a princess who is a master of the Kuchipudi and Bharatanatyam. The film is a multilingual project and will be released simultaneously in all major Indian languages. The film tells the story of Arulmozhivarman, one of the kings of the Chola dynasty during the 10th and 11th century. Reportedly, Aishwarya will be seen playing the antagonist Nandini, a woman hungry for power who plots the downfall of the Cholas through her manipulations of her husband, Periya Pazhuvettaraiyar. ..
                 

“Part 2 will be made when part 1 will make money,” says Vicky Kaushal on Bhoot sequel

11 days ago  
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Vicky Kaushal will be starting the year on a scary note as he is currently gearing up for the release of the film Bhoot Part One: The Haunted Ship. As is evident from the title of the film, the makers plan on having a sequel to the film. During a recent media interaction, Vicky Kaushal was asked if he will be seen in the sequel as well. Responding to the same, Vick said, "It depends on certain factors. Part 2 will be made when part 1 will make money. It also depends on how much the audience likes me in part 1, based on which the makers will decide whether to keep me or not." Talking further on what makes Bhoot different from the other horror films in the past, Vicky said, "I think the freshness comes from the fact that it is really sticking to the genre. There is no side track, no album of songs, or comic relief or anything could be a lure to get the audience to watch a horror film. It is just a horror film and nothing else. This film is a mix of psycho-thriller and pure horror. As yo..