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SCOOP: Varun Dhawan and Sara Ali Khan’s Coolie No.1 set for a THEATRICAL release on New Year

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Last week, the streaming platform, Disney+ Hotstar took the Film Industry by storm by announcing seven direct-to-digital releases – Laxmmi Bomb, Bhuj, Big Bull, Dil Bechara, Sadak 2, Khuda Hafiz and Lootcase. The theatrical sector was vocal in expressing their displeasure over this move of the top stars of the industry. Soon after, they got some hope when Reliance Entertainment confirmed that their two films, Sooryavanshi and 83 will hit the big screen on Diwali and Christmas respectively. Bollywood Hungama has exclusively got another good news for the industry. The big budget comic caper, David Dhawan’s Coolie No. 1 featuring Varun Dhawan and Sara Ali Khan is also holding back on a theatrical release. “The makers had multiple meetings over the last few weeks and everyone unanimously felt that David Dhawan’s 45th directorial should arrive on the big screen. In tough times like this, comedy is something that will bring the audience to the cinema hall and make them forget all the grief...
                 

Law student appeals to NHRC to cancel Sushant Singh Rajput's Dil Bechara release on OTT

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Actor Sushant Singh Rajput's last film Dil Bechara will be releasing on streaming service instead of the big screen. Since the trailer released yesterday, it has broken record of the most liked trailers of all time. Since netizens still want the film to see big-screen release, a law student has appealed to the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) seeking cancellation of OTT release. In his appeal, he has requested to release the film on the big screen instead. "My request is that without taking any excuse, as per the demand of all fans worldwide, and to give the last respects to late Sushant Singh Rajput, 'Dil Bechara' movie should be shown on all the big screen of Bollywood cinema with full respect," the excerpt read. Requesting cancellation, it further read, "In view of the late actor Sushant Singh's last wish, respect, and protecting the interests of all the citizens of India, the decision to release the 'Dil Bechara' movie in a hurry should be changed and released on any big sp..
                 

Sanam Johar, Abigail Pande to take wedding vows on Sehban Azim, Reem Shaikh starrer Tujhse Hai Raabta’s lockdown special

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Zee TV’s popular fiction show Tujhse Hai Raabta has won everyone's hearts with its intriguing storyline and natural performances by its lead actors, Reem Shaikh (Kalyani) and Sehban Azim (Malhar). KalMa, as they are fondly called, have been one of the most loved Jodis of Indian television and while they might have been away from the small screen during lockdown, the duo is all set to come back with new twists and turns to their adorable love story. However, along with KalMa an adorable new jodi is set to make a cameo appearance on the show. Sanam Johar and Abigail Pande who have been the talk of the ‘T-town’ for their striking chemistry are all set to feature in an episode of the show. Sanam and Abigail are going to take wedding vows but their fans will have to wait for some more time as the power couple will be doing this as a part of Tujhse Hai Raabta’s story. Making a cameo appearance in a lockdown special episode, Sanam and Abigail will be seen essaying the characters of a power c..
                 

Sushant Singh Rajput demise: Arti Singh says Ankita Lokhande needs some space

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Sushant Singh Rajput’s recent demise is still difficult to process for the industry and his fans. The actor died by suicide on June 14 and his death is still being investigated by the police. A lot of his friends and colleagues from the industry have been summoned for questioning, the recent one being Sanjay Leela Bhansali. The actor had a lot of friends in the television industry as well since he began his career with a television show. Arti Singh, who knew Sushant Singh Rajput as a close friend, recently spoke about speaking to his ex-girlfriend Ankita Lokhande. Sushant and Arti were introduced through Ankita Lokhande and in a recent conversation with a leading daily, Arti revealed that she had called to check on Ankita. Arti said that when she called Ankita to ask if she’s doing fine, Ankita said that she needs some space and Arti is more than willing to give it to her. Ankita had visited Sushant Singh Rajput’s house with Sandip Ssingh and her mother after his demise. Also Read: Su..
                 

Ishq Subhan Allah star Adnan Khan tests negative for Coronavirus

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Adnan Khan, who is currently seen playing the role of Kabir in Ishq Subhan Allah, revealed that he has tested negative for Coronavirus. The actor, a few days ago admitted that he was feeling unwell and hence decided to get himself tested before he resumed the shoot. Adnan Khan has quite the fan-following with the majority comprising of females, and now they are all heaving a sigh of relief. While the coronavirus threat still lingers, a lot of television shows have resumed their shoots and are ensuring a minimum number of staff on the sets while taking all the possible precautionary measures into consideration. Adnan was awaiting his test results and since the results have come negative, he is waiting to be completely healthy before he resumes work. The channel has not announced as to when the fresh episodes of Ishq Subhan Allah will air, but the fans are eagerly waiting to find out...
                 

Brad Pitt set to star in action-thriller Bullet Train based on the Japanese novel Maria Beetle

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Hollywood actor Brad Pitt is set for his next role. The actor will star in an action thriller, Bullet Train. The film will be directed by Fast & Furious spinoff Hobbs & Shaw director, David Leitch. Zak Olkewicz will pen the script while Leitch will supervise. The film will be produced by Sony Pictures. According to Variety, "The film is based on the Japanese novel “Maria Beetle” by best-selling author Kotaro Isaka. Ryosuke Saegusa and Yuma Terada of CTB Inc., who represent Isaka and the IP, are executive producers on the project." Deadline further revealed, "In the novel, five assassins find themselves on a fast-moving bullet train from Tokyo to Morioka with only a few stops in between. They discover their missions are not unrelated to one another. The question becomes, who will make it off the train alive and what awaits them at the terminal station?" Brad Pitt was last seen in Academy Award-nominated Once Upon A Time In Hollywood that was directed by Quentin Tarantino. ALSO ..
                 

"The brutal hatred Karan Johar received after Sushant Singh Rajput's death has left him shattered", says the filmmaker's close friend

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Karan Johar has never been more affected by trolls than he is now by all the brouhaha that has ensued after Sushant Singh Rajput’s death. The savage criticism that he has received for being the face of nepotism has taken a serious toll on Karan’s health. A very close friend reveals, “Karan is a broken man. After being trolled for years he thought he had developed a thick skin. But the brutal hatred that he has received after Sushant’s death has left him shattered.” What has affected Karan Johar so severely this time? “It’s the fact that those close to him are being attacked that makes Karan feel really guilty. His 3-year old twins are getting death threats. Somebody like Ananya Pandey who has no connection with Sushant, had a hater on the social media platform asking her to commit suicide to compensate for Sushant’s death,” says Karan’s friend. Does Karan intend to come out with any statement regarding Sushant? “None at all. Lawyers’ advice. Better to keep mum. Karan is in no conditio..
                 

Sushant Singh Rajput Death: Sanjay Leela Bhansali states he didn’t drop the actor from his films during his 3 hour statement recording

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Actor Sushant Singh Rajput's death has shocked everyone. The actor was 34 years old and died of suicide on June 14. Ever since his untimely death, Mumbai Police has been investigating what led to the actor taking his own life. They have recorded over 29 people's statements. On July 6, Sanjay Leela Bhansali recorded his statement at Bandra Police Station. Sanjay Leela Bhansali arrived at the Bandra Police station at 12:30 pm with a few of his lawyers and staff members. His statement was recorded for over three hours as Police had prepared a set of 20 questions for the filmmaker. Bhansali was summoned to Bandra police station that was led by ACP (Bandra Division) Dattatray Bhargude and Investigation Officer PI Bhushan Belnekar. He was later asked to visit Santacruz police station where he was asked around 35 to 40 questions by Zonal DCP Abhishek Trimukhe for close to one hour. It was earlier alleged that Sushant Singh Rajput was offered Ram Leela and Bajirao Mastani which eventually wen..
                 

Sushant Singh Rajput’s ex-manager Disha Salian’s family release statement asking people to not encourage fake rumours spread by insensitive people

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Disha Salian, who was Sushant Singh Rajput's ex-manager died on June 8 after falling off a high rise building in Malad. While earlier it was suspected to be suicide, the police said that it can be an accidental death as well. However, with Sushant Singh Rajput’s death a week later, social media started buzzing with several conspiracy theories involving the two.  Now, troubled with the rumours doing the round, Disha's family has released a statement saying that the theories and rumours are hampering the well being of her parents. “Whoever is reading this, you may or may not be knowing us and Disha in person. But we all have one thing in common. We all are humans and have the ability to feel. Thus we hope you all understand our pain. We lost someone we loved. The loss is too deep and grave to be processed. It's a difficult situation for us as we are still trying to come to terms with her demise. But at the same time, what's more upsetting are the several unnecessary rumours, conspiracy ..
                 

Rupali Ganguly and Sudhanshu Pandey starrer Anupama to air its pilot episode on July 13

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After 7 long years, Rupali Ganguly is all set to return to television with Anupama opposite Sudhanshu Pandey. Her role as Monisha in Sarabhai v/s Sarabhai was a show stealer and the fans are super excited to see her make a comeback with this unconventional show. Anupama is a remake of a famous Marathi serial and was to launch in March. However, since the lockdown was placed mid-March, the makers decided to postpone the launch and wait for things to go back to normal. Now that most of the shows have resumed shoots, Anupama is all set to air its pilot episode on July 13. Star Plus posted a new promo on their Instagram announcing that Anupama will air on its previously decided 10 PM slot on the weekdays. The new promo shows how Anupama’s son disrespects her for not being educated enough while she takes it all with a smile. Take a look at it.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by StarPlus (@starplus) on Jul 4, 2020 at 3:30am PDT..
                 

Amyth Sethi to debut with Main Mulayam Singh Yadav

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From a farmer's son to Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Amyth Sethi is portraying a legend that wrestled and found his way among the other giants in M S Films and Productions upcoming movie Main Mulayam Singh Yadav. Portraying Mulayam Singh Ji as a farmer's son, as a wrestler, as a teacher, and most importantly as a reputed politician in the debut film must be exciting and terrifying at the same time. We got in touch with Amyth to hear about his experience and preparation for the role. For the Wrestling sequences He went to Guru Mehar Singh Akhada in Rohtak because they wanted him to have a body of a wrestler, he took 2 months extensive training in the gurukul. Amyth said, “When I was approached and selected, I was thrilled and I asked my Director Suvendu Raj Ghosh, about the changes in my physique. I thought l would have to gain weight to portray Mulayam Singh Ji but because I also had to portray him as a young wrestler, I had to lose weight to look lean and thin. My Diet and workout..
                 

On Ranveer Singh's birthday, his fan club donates computers to school supporting education for underprivileged children in Indore

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Ranveer Singh is a bonafide superstar today with an enviable fan following across the globe. Fan clubs generally resonate with the inherent qualities that the particular actor stands for. Ranveer is a silent do-gooder who doesn’t publicize the work he does and his fan clubs too seem to be leading the way to help as many people as possible. On Ranveer'S birthday, his fan club called Ranveer Ka Fan Club, is donating computers to a school supporting education for underprivileged children! They have been active since 2015 and the members have dedicated themselves to do voluntary work in the name of their favourite star. Each year, they do something on the Simmba star’s birthday and recently they started a program called Ranveer Gram Program. Atharva Khendekar, a Ranveerian, says, “As you know Ranveer ka fan club is always on spot to help the unprivileged people and children. And this time we are trying to help the rural children who are not privileged to afford high-class education. For s..
                 

Akshay Kumar starrer Bellbottom becomes first film to begin shooting post lockdown, to commence filming in UK

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The much-anticipated thriller starring Akshay Kumar, Vaani Kapoor, Huma Qureshi, and Lara Dutta is the first film to commence shooting after the long lockdown. Directed by Ranjit M Tewari and written by Aseem Arrora & Parveez Shaikh, the schedule of the movie begins one month from now (August). The entire team of Bellbottom will be heading to the UK for the same. Bollywood Hungama was first to break the news that Bellbottom will commence shooting in Scotland. It will be predominantly shot overseas. A source earlier said, “Given the current times, and the fact that most countries have faced economic setbacks, film shoots that are being done overseas can look at getting assistance in terms of permissions and rebates in return for in-film promotions.” Further talking about the practicality of shooting, the source continued, “Though permissions to shoot have been acquired, strict guidelines have been laid out that will have to be followed to ensure everyone's safety.” Quiz the source ..
                 

BTS breaks Adele's all-time record of 'Hello' with 'Black Swan' by reaching most No. 1s on iTunes worldwide

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BTS breaks another all-time record with 'Map Of The Soul: 7'. Almost five months since the release of their record-breaking fourth full-length album, the South Korean group has broken a record of English singer-songwriter, Adele. As of Monday, July 6, BTS has achieved the most number of No. 1 on iTunes in more countries than any other song in history with their album song 'Black Swan'. Till now, they have reached 104 No. 1's surpassing Adele’s 2015 track 'Hello' which held an all-time record of 102. In the past couple of days, the BTS album 'Map of the Soul: 7' has become their first album to have every single track reach No. 1 on iTunes. All of the 20 tracks reached No. 1 in a country with '00:00' ('Zero O'Clock') being the last one. Meanwhile, the group is gearing up for the release of their fourth Japanese album 'Map Of The Soul: 7 - The Journey' on July 15. The lead single 'Stay Gold' was released with the music video in June. ALSO READ: BTS singer V gives a spoiler of his origina..
                 

Raj Thackeray clarifies that his party is not involved in any controversies related to Sushant Singh Rajput 

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Sushant Singh Rajput's untimely demise led to the revival of the debate around nepotism in Bollywood. Netizens also got into a heated argument on the difference in treatment between insiders and outsiders. Recently there were reports of politician Raj Thackeray's party Maharashtra Navnirman Sena appealing artists to inform them if they face nepotism in the film industry. It was reported that MNS Vice-President Vageesh Saraswat appealed to the artists to report them if any sort of indifference occurs. However, MNS chief Raj Thackeray has now issued a statement saying that he or his party does not have any involvement in such an initiative. “Since the death of Sushant Singh Rajput, the Hindi film industry stands unsettled and controversies are looming large. Some sections had inadvertently attached the name of Maharashtra Navnirman Sena to this issue. The story went ahead to state that if any artist is harassed or victim of injustice, they can approach the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena. Th..
                 

EXCLUSIVE: Rithvik Dhanjani to be a part of Khatron Ke Khiladi special edition 

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It was recently reported that the makers of Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi are planning a special edition that will be aired after the finale of the ongoing 10th season.  While earlier there were speculations about the participants, we have confirmed that actor Rithvik Dhanjani will be a part of the special edition. Rithvik had also featured in the eight season of the show and his camaraderie with Karan Wahi and Ravi Dubey was much appreciated. The show will go on floors late in July after they finish shooting for the final episode of Khatron Ke Khiladi 10 on July 20.  Meanwhile, Rashmai Desai, Haarsh Limbachiyaa, Aly Goni and Jasmin Bhasin have reportedly been confirmed to participate in the special edition. According to reports, the makers are also in talks with Nia Sharma and Amruta Khanvilkar.  ALSO READ: Rithvik Dhanjani urges people to let Sushant Singh Rajput’s family grieve in peace, calls out those showing fake concern..
                 

Pihu director Vinod Kapri to send legal notice to producers of film on bicycle girl Jyoti

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A couple of months back, a heart touching story of a young girl named Jyoti made headlines when she travelled a staggering 1200 kilometers from Delhi to her hometown in Bihar on a cycle with her father. Soon after this story came to light, the father- daughter duo was inundated by well-wishers and other citizens commending Jyoti’s resolve. In May, filmmaker Vinod Kapri, signed a contract with Jyoti’s father Mohan Paswan acquiring the rights to develop a film, web series or documentary on Jyoti’s story under the banner of Bhagirathi Films. However, a month a later Kapri finds himself in a dilemma with another production house, Shine Krishna announcing a project on the same story that will see Sanjay Mishra playing the role of Mohan Paswan. Reacting to this news, Kapri took to social networking sites sharing video footage of Jyoti’s father signing the contract and stating that he had sold the rights of their story to Kapri. Talking to Vinod Kapri about the issue, the filmmaker tells us,..
                 

Alia Bhatt and Mahesh Bhatt’s Sadak 2 lands in legal trouble for hurting Hindu sentiments

4 days ago  
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Earlier this week, Alia Bhatt made an announcement that her film Sadak 2 starring Pooja Bhatt, Sanjay Dutt, and Aditya Roy Kapur and directed by Mahesh Bhatt will premiere on Disney + Hotstar. Amid lockdown and theatres being shut, the film will straight away head to OTT. The actress also released the first poster of the film featuring Mount Kailash. Now, the film’s poster has led them in a legal soup. The reports reveal that a complaint was filed before the court on July 2 against Alia Bhatt, Mahesh Bhatt and Mukesh Bhatt for hurting Hindu sentiments for the use of Kailash Mansarovar on the poster. The complaint was lodged by a resident of Sikandarpur in Uttar Pradesh, Acharya Chandra Kishore Parashar, through his advocate Sonu Kumar. The complaint has been filed under lodged under IPC sections 295A (deliberately outraging religious feelings) and 120B (criminal conspiracy), Chief Judicial Magistrate, Mukesh Kumar has fixed July 8, 2020 as the hearing date in the case. While sharing t..
                 

Choreographer Saroj Khan passes away due to cardiac arrest

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Popular choreographer Saroj Khan has passed away. The 71-year-old, who was recently admitted to Guru Nanak Hospital for breathing issues, suffered cardiac arrest and breathed her last at 1.52 am early on July 3, 2020. Her burial ceremony will take place on July 4 in Mumbai. Saroj Khan is survived by her husband B. Sohanlal, son Hamid Khan and daughters Hina Khan and Sukyna Khan. With a career span of over forty years, Saroj Khan choreographed more than 2000 songs. She was a three-time National Award winner for the songs – ‘Dola Re Dola’ from Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Devdas, ‘Ek Do Teen’ from Tezaab and ‘Ye Ishq Haaye’ from Jab We Met. Saroj Khan last choreographed for ‘Tabaah Hogaye’, featuring Madhuri Dixit in 2019 film, Kalank. ALSO READ: Choreographer Saroj Khan hospitalised after breathing issue, tests negative for Covid-19..
                 

Neha Sharma to play the lead in Zee5's upcoming film Aafat-E-Ishq based on a Hungarian film

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After recently announcing the Indian adaptation of Finnish drama Black Widows, ZEE5 will soon present multi-awarded international Hungarian Film Liza, the Fox-Fairy which will be titled Aafat-e-Ishq, with talented actress Neha Sharma in the lead. A strong narrative, the movie has amusing characters and mysterious events that will set the tone with a big reveal at the end. Directed by Indrajit Nattoji and produced by Zee Studios, the ZEE5 Original film will feature a stellar ensemble cast - Ila Arun, Namit Das, Gautam Rode, Pravessh Rana along with Neha Sharma. Aafat-e-Ishq is the story of a woman’s quest for true love, who finds herself as a prime suspect following a series of multiple deaths while an ancient curse looms large, threatening to destroy everything and everyone around her. In this sharply observed tale, the supernatural aspect will add a texture to it. “Post the announcement of Black Widows adaptation by ZEE5, there has been a lot of buzz in the media and fans alike. And ..
                 

Mindy Kaling's Netflix series Never Have I Ever gets renewed for second season

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Netflix has renewed the critically-acclaimed coming-of-age comedy series Never Have I Ever for a second season. Maitreyi Ramakrishnan will reprise her lead role as high school student Devi Vishwakumar. Never Have I Ever is a new coming-of-age comedy about the complicated life of a modern-day first-generation Indian American teenage girl. The series stars newcomer, Maitreyi Ramakrishnan as Devi, an overachieving high school sophomore who has a short fuse that gets her into difficult situations. The series is co-created by Mindy Kaling and Lang Fisher. Fisher serves as writer, executive producer, and showrunner. The Universal Television project is also executive produced by 3 Arts Entertainment's Howard Klein and David Miner. Maitreyi Ramakrishnan, Poorna Jagannathan, Richa Moorjani, Jaren Lewison, Darren Barnet, Lee Rodriguez, and Ramona Young will be reprising their roles. Never Have I Ever is produced by Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group, in association with ..
                 

After Iti, Mandiraa and Vivek Anand Oberoi announce their second film, Rosie- The Saffron Chapter

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After the announcement of Iti, Mandiraa Entertainment and Vivek Anand Oberoi’s Oberoi Mega Entertainment come together again for their second film, Rosie-The Saffron Chapter which is set to become India’s first horror-thriller based on true events. This film will also be helmed by Vishal Mishra, who is known for Coffee With D and more recently, Iti. Based on true events that took place in Gurgaon, Rosie is planned as a horror-thriller franchise. The first part, Saffron Chapter is based in the Saffron BPO, considered as one of the most haunted places in Gurgaon. The story revolves around a girl called Rosie who was an employee in this BPO. In the light of recent events and discussions around nepotism, the makers have also decided to launch a nation-wide hunt for a new face, that will star in a prominent role in the film. The details would be made available soon on official movie handles, @RosieIsComing along with the announcement of the lead cast. Vivek Anand Oberoi, producer says, “W..
                 

Karan Johar out of Sooryavanshi?

5 days ago  
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Stop this mob-lynching at once! Just because Karan Johar is going through some rough times in the social media it doesn’t follow that the industry is turning its back on him. This is the impression that’s being created by self-motivated elements who derive great joy and pleasure in trying to bring Karan down. So coming to the tweet, the worst kind of instant journalism being practised, that said Karan Johar’s had been eased out as a producer by Reliance Entertainment’s Rohit Shetty and Akshay Kumar on Sooryavanshi, the information is to put it simply, plain junk. Says Shibasish Sarkar, CEO Reliance Entertainment, “It’s completely wrong information. Someone tweeted it yesterday. And that tweet spread like there was no tomorrow. We’ve clarified the matter a multiple number of times yesterday.” While Akshay Kumar chose not to comment on the “non-issue” a source close to Akshay says, “To suggest that Karan Johar would be dropped from a project and his investments returned is plainly juven..
                 

Marvel's Shang-Chi starring Simu Liu to resume production in Australia by the end of July

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The showbiz has come to standstill due to coronavirus pandemic. Productions have been halted. But, as many are getting back to their work life, Marvel Studios seems to be ready to resume work starting with Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings starring Simu Liu. As per Deadline, Marvel will kick-off their production at the end of July in Australia after the production was halted back in March 2020. The studio is being careful about the safety measures in order to keep the cast and crew safe. hang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings stars Simu Liu as Shang-Chi, a powerful martial artist. Tony Leung as Mandarin. Awkwafina and Ronny Chieng's roles are kept secret. Destin Daniel Cretton is directing the Marvel project with the screenplay from David Callaham. Produced by Kevin Feige, Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, and Jonathan Schwartz, the film scheduled to be released on May 7, 2021. ALSO READ: Marvel Studios announces new release dates for Black Widow, Mulan, postpones The Etern..
                 

Akanksha Puri lives on the sets of Vighnaharta Ganesh in Amban

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Akanksha Puri, who is seen playing a pivotal role in Vighnaharta Ganesh, has resumed shooting and has moved in to live on the sets temporarily. With the Coronavirus outbreak still being a massive threat, she feels that it’s the best decision for now. The channels have been permitted to resume shooting with a limited crew and timely sanitization of the set. Akanksha did not want to risk travelling back and forth and hence decided to shift for a few days. The shoot takes place in Amgaon and Akanksha says its peaceful and safe out here. The staff is taking care of everything and they make sure to wear their PPE kits whenever they enter her room. With a crew of only 40 people present on the set Akanksha got a bunch of chocolates for everyone present and started the first day of work with sweets. She further said that staying back on the sets is safer than travelling from her residence in Malad. Her room has been specially renovated with a gym attached to it and she feels like she’s back h..
                 

Doctor’s Day: Salman Khan thanks the frontliners for their dedication and sacrifices

6 days ago  
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The doctors have been working relentlessly to treat COVID-19 patients while managing patients suffering from other fatal diseases simultaneously. Some of them are required to stay back in the hospital for days at a stretch and are required to stay without food and water for 6-8 hours while they wear the PPE kits. Salman Khan is known for being one of the most generous celebrities in the industry and has made multiple efforts to help as many people as he can. He has been actively helping people and managing things around with his team while he’s in Panvel. The actor is known for his charity and social work. On National Doctor’s Day, Salman Khan took to his Twitter to thank them for their efforts during the pandemic and otherwise. Salman Khan tweeted, “Aaj #DoctorsDay hai, meri taraf se saare doctors ko dil se shukriya. Aapke dedication, or aapke sacrifices k liye! Thank you for being the strongest pillars of our country in this pandemic!” Take a look at it. Aaj #DoctorsDay hai, meri t..
                 

Additi Gupta tests positive for COVID-19, confines herself in a room

6 days ago  
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With over 5.6 lakh people across the country suffering from Coronavirus, the numbers are on an all-time rise leading us in the fourth month of lockdown. A lot of people from the industry have also been tested positive for Coronavirus and while most of them have recovered, we lost some to the pandemic. The latest celebrity to test positive for COVID-19 is Additi Gupta, who played the female protagonist in Kis Desh Mein Hai Mera Dil and was last seen in Ishqbaaz. Additi Gupta says that she was asymptomatic when she tested positive for Coronavirus and has confined herself in a room for over a week now. She got herself tested as soon as she lost her sense of smell and had no other symptoms other than that. She immediately quarantined herself and has started proper medications for the same. Additi is thankful for her husband, family, and friends for supporting her throughout and will be quarantined for another 10 days. She says that she is getting a sense of smell back and can’t wait for t..
                 

Shekhar Kapur to be questioned on Sushant Singh Rajput’s death

6 days ago  
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After questioning several friends of the deceased star it is now filmmaker Shekhar Kapur’s turn. Shekhar spent a good two years with Sushant prepping for the purported epic love story Paani with Sushant and the ‘Black’ child actress Ayesha Kapur now all grown up, in the lead. After two years of rehearsals and workshops the film was called off. Apparently the cops are spreading their net far and wide for questioning ensuring that every aspect of the tragic death is amply investigated. Paani was Shekhar and Sushant’s dream project. Produced by Yash Raj Films, it was set in a futuristic Mumbai where water is the most precious resource. Paani was going to be Shekhar’s own take on Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet with Sushant playing a street-smart ruffian from ‘Level B’ who befriends the rich heiress (Ayesha Kapur) from ‘Level A’. When the project was aborted it not only killed Shekhar and Sushant’s dream, but also effectually finished off Ayesha Kapur’s career. Also Read: The curious cas..
                 

James Gunn confirms his version of The Suicide Squad will release in theatres 

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Filmmaker James Gunn is currently working on the reboot of DC's The Suicide Squad. In February this year, the crew wrapped up the principal photography. As Hollywood has completely shut down the shooting of films, fans are skeptical whether the film will release in theatres or not. Ahead of DC FanDome event, James Gunn asked the fans to share questions that they would like to be answered. One fan asked whether one day also be a "James Gunn Cut"? like the Snyder Cut. Gunn was quick to respond that his cut is actually the theatrical version which has always been released. "Every James Gunn Cut ever has been released into theatres. The Suicide Squad will be no different." The Suicide Squad is a reboot of 2016’s Suicide Squad with Margot Robbie, Joel Kinnaman, Jai Courtney, and Viola Davis reprising their roles. The new cast includes Idris Elba, John Cena, Nathan Fillion, and Peter Capaldi and it is scheduled to release on August 6, 2021. ALSO READ: James Gunn confirms someone will die i..
                 

EXO’s Baekhyun sells over 1 million copies of Delight becoming first soloist in 19 Years to achieve this milestone   

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It's the season of comebacks in the K-pop music industry! K-pop group EXO's singer Baekhyun has made his comeback with his second mini-album called 'Delight' that dropped on May 25, 2020. The fun R&B album received tremendous response. With the title track 'Candy', Baekhyun released a music video that has a feel-good yet playfulness to it. According to SM Entertainment, the parent company of EXO, Baekhyun's second mini-album has sold over 1,018,746 copies as of June 30, 2020. This makes the 28-year-old singer the first soloist in 19 years to achieve this milestone. The last artist to do so was Kim Gun Mo with his seventh album in 2001. In a special video, Baekhyun thanked the fans, EXO-Ls for helping him achieve this record. He said, “Hello, EXO-L. Thanks to you, our EXO-L, I’ve set a grand record. I’ve told you through V Live in the past that you should feel proud. The record was achieved not on my own, but with our EXO-L, so please enjoy feeling proud. I’ll continue to make you ..
                 

Seth Rogen produced new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie in the works

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A new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie is in works. The project will be bankrolled by actor-producer Seth Rogen. His production house Point Grey Pictures and Nickelodeon have teamed up to produce a new animated film. On Tuesday, June 30, Nickelodeon, Seth Rogen, and his fellow Point Grey founders Evan Goldberg and James Weaver made the announcement. "Adding Seth, Evan, and James' genius to the humor and action that's already an integral part of TMNT is going to make this a next-level reinvention of the property," Brian Robbins, President, Kids & Family for ViacomCBS said in a statement to PEOPLE. "I'm looking forward to seeing what they do, and I know that Ramsey Naito and her team are excited to take the Nick Animation Studio into another great direction with their first-ever CG-animated theatrical," Robbins added. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will be directed by Jeff Rowe and will be written by Brendan O'Brian. Back in 2012, Nickelodeon brought back the animated series Teenage..
                 

The Weeknd donates $1 million to MusiCares and to his hometown's Coronavirus Relief fund  

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Amid global pandemic, celebrities are stepping in every way they can in order to help the frontline workers and those whose lives have been deeply impacted. Singer The Weeknd has stepped up to donate $1 million to MusiCares and to his hometown's Coronavirus Relief fund - Scarborough Health Network's frontline workers. It has been split between the two funds with $500,00. “I was raised in Scarborough and felt it was important to give back to the community that raised me during the hard times of this pandemic,” said The Weeknd aka Abel Tesfaye, via Variety. The leading tabloid further reported, "He also brought back the line of facemasks themed for his XO company, with all of the proceeds from sales of The Weeknd’s XO face masks will be donated to COVID-19 relief, with the artist matching every dollar raised. According to the announcement, the donation is a leading gift to the health network’s COVID-19 Emergency Fund, which now totals more than $2.7 million." Earlier in June, the singer..
                 

Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively donate $200,000 to Indigenous Women Leadership initiative

7 days ago  
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Hollywood's power couple Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively are continuing their efforts to help those in need. The couple donated $200,000 to St. Francis Xavier University’s Coady Institute’s new initiative, the Circle of Abundance. The initiative works towards amplifying indigenous women’s voices and leadership. “We’re so happy to support the incredible work of the Coady Institute’s program with Indigenous Women,” Ryan and Blake said in a statement, reported by ET Canada. “We’re blown away by the conversations we’ve had and the work they do and look forward to joining them on this journey.” The goal is to raise $1 million to support Coady’s Institute’s International Centre for Women’s Leadership. The Centre’s Indigenous programming Coady Indigenous Program Lead and graduate Karri-Lynn Paul says an initial group of mentors and graduates from the past ten years is beginning to examine ways to journey forward together with the Coady and its partners. They have prepared a statement that acc..
                 

Aamir Khan’s staff tests positive for COVID-19, the actor awaits test results of his mother

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The COVID-19 outbreak has caused all of us to stay under complete lockdown for over three months and considering the rise in cases on a daily basis, the Maharashtra Government has extended the lockdown by a month. A lot of celebrities’ staff members have been tested positive for Coronavirus and the latest in news is Aamir Khan. Aamir Khan issued a statement regarding the same and confirmed that his family and he tested negative. Meanwhile, he also thanked the BMC for their cooperation. Aamir Khan writes, “Hello everyone, this is to inform you that some of my staff have tested positive. They were immediately quarantined, and BMC officials were very prompt and efficient in taking them to a medical facility. I would like to thank the BMC for taking such good care of them, and for fumigating and sterilising the entire society. The rest of us have all been tested and found negative. Right now I am taking my mother to get her tested. She is the last person in the loop. Please pray that she ..
                 

Arjun Kapoor and Rakul Preet Singh to resume shoot in Mumbai, Europe schedule put on hold

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Back in November 2019, Arjun Kapoor and Rakul Preet Singh began shooting for their untitled drama-comedy film. This is the first time that the pair will be seen together on-screen and it is a cross border love story! All set to be directed by a debut director, Kaashvie Nair, the pair was only days away from wrapping up the schedule before the lockdown was announced. While their Europe schedule is in limbo, the makers plan to resume shoot in Mumbai. Producer Madhu Bhojwani told a daily that they will evaluate what they can shoot locally considering the safety guidelines. They plan to shoot the indoor portions first before taking a call on the next portion. When asked whether Europe will be re-created, Bhojwani said that for now, they are just in waiting mode now. Produced by Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar, Monisha Advani, Madhu Bhojwani, Nikkhil Advani, and John Abraham, the yet-untitled film also features Kumud Mishra and Neena Gupta. ALSO READ: Arjun Kapoor receives sweetest birthday w..
                 

Akshay Kumar says Laxmmi Bomb was a mentally intensive role

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Akshay Kumar's upcoming horror-comedy Laxmmi Bomb is one of the most awaited films of the year. Featuring Kiara Advani, the film is directed by Raghava Lawrence. Laxmmi Bomb was initially scheduled to release in theatres on May 22. However, due to the Coronavirus pandemic, it took the OTT route. Making an official announcement during Disney+Hotstar's live event this evening, Akshay shared two intriguing posters of the film. Talking about his experience, Akshay said, "Laxmmi Bomb was a mentally intensive role. It is 'never experienced before' kind of role. I took as many retakes to give the perfect shot” He further added that Raghava gave him the opportunity to experience something new with the film. Speaking about playing a transgender character, he said, ”I would like to thank my director Lawrence sir. He introduced me to a version of me that I didn't know existed. This character is different from all the characters I have ever portrayed. Even after doing 150 films, I was genuinely e..
                 

Kasautii Zindagii Kay: Anurag and Prerna’s daughter Sumaiya Khan replaced by Tasheen Khan

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It was only recently announced that Karan Patel will step in as Mr. Bajaj after Karan Singh Grover quit the show. The actor is expected to begin shooting this week and is super excited since he already has a connection with the original show. Apparently, Karan Patel’s role will be entirely different from what we saw previously. Now, it is reported that the child artist who played the role of Anurag and Prerna’s lost daughter, Sumaiya Khan, has been replaced by Tasheen Khan. Both the child actors have been a part of shows like Shakti – Astitva Ke Ehsaas Ki and Udaan respectively. The shoot for Kasautii Zindagii Kay has begun and Parth even took to his Instagram to share a few candid pictures.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Sumaiya khan (@sumaiya_khan2013) on May 26, 2020 at 1:25am PDT   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Tasheen Shah official (@tasheen_shah) on Mar 8..
                 

After Ram Leela, Bhansali Productions PVT LTD moves Bombay HC to protect the rights of Bajirao Mastani

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Only recently, the Bombay High Court demanded Eros Media to pay Rs. 19 lakhs to the Bhansali Productions Pvt Ltd when the latter seeked urgent ad-interim relief restrains for the Eros International Media from directly or indirectly dealing with the distribution, selling, exploiting, assigning, licensing or renewing the rights of Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela. The Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone starrer was co-produced by Bhansali Productions and Eros Media and it looks like they have reached out to the Bombay High Court to protect the rights of Bajirao Mastani, later this month. The court has acknowledged the issues between both the production houses that go as far back as October 2019, which was also a notice issued by the Bhansali productions. The court said that there were important questions to be answered in the case and one of them was that the main relief sought against them was not parties of the arbitrary agreement, which allows the parties concerned to dissolve the case ..
                 

Alia Bhatt and Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Gangubai Kathiawadi to resume shooting in July?

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With the government lifting restrictions amid nationwide lockdown due to coronavirus outbreak, the film and TV productions will soon resume shooting that have been halted since mid-March 2020. As the filmmakers await permission to resume shooting from government officials, Alia Bhatt and Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Gangubai Kathiawadi may be the first film to roll in Mumbai. The set in the Filmcity remains unused which was erected in order to film crucial portions. About 30 percent of the shooting is pending for Gangubai Kathiawadi. Since that's the only set that will probably be used, the filming might resume in July in order to complete the shooting by August end. As of now, the open set has been covered up to protect it from monsoon. Titled Gangubai Kathiawadi, Gangubai, remembered as The Madam of Kamathipura in the pages of history, was pushed into prostitution at an early age, and later became an extremely influential pimp with numerous ferocious gangsters as her clients. The film is..
                 

Taapsee Pannu shocked to receive electric bill of Rs. 36,000 for her vacant house

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Actor Taapsee Pannu has been left in shock after she received exorbitant electricity billy earlier this month. The actress took to Twitter to reveal that she was charged Rs 36,000 for the month of June in her vacant house. Taapsee Pannu wrote. “3 months of lockdown and I wonder what appliance(s) I have newly used or bought in the apartment only last month to have such an insane rise in my electricity bill. @Adani_Elec_Mum what kind of POWER r u charging us for,” she wrote in a tweet and shared pictures of her electric bills for June (Rs 36,000), May (Rs 3850) and April (Rs 4390). 3 months of lockdown and I wonder what appliance(s) I have newly used or bought in the apartment only last month to have such an insane rise in my electricity bill. @Adani_Elec_Mum what kind of POWER r u charging us for? pic.twitter.com/jZMMoxDMgj — taapsee pannu (@taapsee) June 28, 2020 “And this one is for an apartment where no one stays n it’s only visited once in a week for cleaning purpose, @Adani_Elec..
                 

Ranveer Singh starrer Simmba to re-release in Fiji and Australia

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Ranveer Singh and Sara Ali Khan starrer Simmba had the perfect balance of humour and drama. It spoke about some of the gravest social issues and had the audiences hooting and lauding the actor during the action sequences. Ranveer Singh and Rohit Shetty collaborated for the first time and it couldn’t have been better. Rohit Shetty’s cop universe just got better after Ranveer Singh made an entry as Simmba. With the Coronavirus outbreak, movie theatres across the globe were shut and had after three months, things are finally returning to normal in India as well as countries abroad. Simmba is all set to rerelease in Fiji and Australia and Ranveer Singh is over the moon with the news. He took to his social media to share the official posters of the film for the respective countries. Fiji has already released the film while it releases in Australia on July 2. Take a look at both the posters that Ranveer Singh shared.   View this post on Instagram  ..
                 

K-pop group BLACKPINK comes under fire for using Lord Ganesha idol in ‘How You Like That’ music video

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Ahead of their first full-length album release, K-pop’s most popular girl group Blackpink, featuring Jisoo, Rose, Jennie, and Lisa, made their highly-awaited comeback with their pre-single release, ‘How You Like That’. The song was dropped a year after their last release, 'Kill This Love'.  The song is a blend of hip-hop and EDM beats with grandeur aesthetics and high production music video. But, the music video has come under fire. After the release of the song on Friday, June 26, Indian fans noticed that the holy idol of Lord Ganesha has been used as an aesthetic in the video. At point 1:30 in the music, the group’s rapper Lisa has been seen sitting in a chair crooning verses. This is when you see the Lord Ganesha’s idol on the left of the video. In India, deities are never placed on the ground and that shoes are not worn in front of them. Lisa is also observed to be wearing shoes. Lord Ganesha, also known as Vinayaka and Ganpati, is one of the deities in Hindu Pantheon. He is wide..
                 

Manushi Chhillar bats for providing urgent support to children in coronavirus crisis through UNICEF campaign

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Manushi Chhillar has been roped in by UNICEF India to lend her voice in providing urgent support to children in severe coronavirus crisis that’s plaguing the nation. The ethereal beauty, who is also a former Miss World, has always stood up and done her best for important issues ravaging our country. This time, the gorgeous actress is urging the citizens of India to lend their helping hand towards children in dire need. Manushi says, “I have been blessed and fortunate enough to have had a safe, healthy and happy childhood. Today I realise the importance of my upbringing that has impacted and shaped my value system, my perspective to the world and people and also made me the person that I’m today.”   View this post on Instagram   I have been blessed and fortunate enough to have had a safe, healthy and happy childhood. Today I realise the importance of my upbringing that has impacted and shaped my value system, my perspective towards the world and ..
                 

Margot Robbie to be the new lead in the next Pirates of the Caribbean film

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Actor Margot Robbie will headline the next Pirates of the Caribbean film. Birds of Prey writer Christina Hodson has been roped in to pen the script for a new, female-fronted movie for Disney. This new project is different from the already announced reboot being created by Ted Elliott and Chernobyl creator Craig Mazin who are currently working on the story. According to The Hollywood Reporter, "While plot details are being kept in Davey Jones’ locker, the project, in early development, is not intended to be a spinoff of the long-running franchise that had pirate Jack Sparrow at its center, but rather a wholly original story with new characters under the Pirates moniker, itself inspired by the long-running attraction at Disneyland." The last film in Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, Dead Men Tell No Tales starred Johnny Depp in the lead and released on May 26, 2017. Margot Robbie will reprise her role as Harley Quinn in James Gunn's The Suicide Squad reboot. ALSO READ: Anne Hathaway ..
                 

Karan Patel on playing Mr. Bajaj in Kasautii Zindagii Kay, says life comes to a full circle

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Karan Patel, who was loved and appreciated as Raman Bhalla in Yeh Hai Mohabbatein, will next be seen playing Rishabh Bajaj in Kasautii Zindagii Kay. It was recently announced that Karan Patel has been roped in to play the role after Karan Singh Grover after the latter refused to continue post-lockdown. Karan Patel will start shooting for his bit in the next week and it is being said that his portrayal will be completely different from Karan Singh Grover’s. Karan Patel spoke to a portal about his role and he said that he’s looking forward to play Mr. Bajaj and it’s going be fun in many ways as he begins shooting next week. It’s going to be exciting to go back on sets after three months’ break and it’s even more special since he played the role of Mr. Bajaj’s son’s friend in the original show. Now that he gets to play Mr. Bajaj, he says life’s come to a full circle. We’re super excited to see Karan play Mr. Bajaj, how about you? Be sure to let us know in the comments below. Also Read: K..
                 

Priyanka Chopra, Anurag Kashyap, Taika Waititi, Nicole Kidman, Martin Scorsese amongst others named as TIFF Ambassadors

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The 45th edition of the Toronto International Film Festival, taking place September 10–19, is tailored to fit the moment, with physical screenings and drive-ins, digital screenings, virtual red carpets, press conferences, and industry talks. This year’s selection comprises a lineup of 50 new feature films, five programmes of short films, as well as interactive talks, film cast reunions, and Q&As with cast and filmmakers. TIFF is thrilled to announce that to date, Ammonite, directed by Francis Lee (United Kingdom); Another Round, from director Thomas Vinterberg (Denmark); Bruised, the debut film from director Halle Berry (USA); Concrete Cowboys by filmmaker Ricky Staub (USA); Fauna, from director Nicolás Pereda (Mexico/Canada); Good Joe Bell by director Reinaldo Marcus Green (USA); Spring Blossom, the debut film by director Suzanne Lindon (France); and True Mothers by director Naomi Kawase (Japan) will all screen at this year’s Festival. More titles will be announced over the summe..
                 

Farah Khan sponsors the education for Bihar’s cycle girl, Jyoti Kumari Paswan

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The lockdown definitely took a bad toll on the migrant workers and since the public transport remained unavailable, they resorted to walking or cycling hundreds and thousands of kilometers. The story of a 15-year-old girl, Jyoti Kumari Paswan, cycling from Delhi to Darbhanga in Bihar while towing her injured father went viral in no time. The little girl cycled for almost 1,200 kilometers in a span of just a week and was lauded for her efforts. Farah Khan has offered to sponsor her education. After speaking to a people, she figured out a way to contact Jyoti and is ready to sponsor her education every year. Since Farah was not available for comment, an industry insider spoke about it to a leading daily and said that Farah is willing to sponsor both her younger siblings’ education too. Jyoti had said that she stopped going to school two years ago due to financial restraints and is planning to resume it after the lockdown ends. Farah Khan has figured out the best way to help out Jyoti an..
                 

Second filmmaker announces film based on Sushant Singh Rajput’s life; will narrate the story of struggling actors 

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The demise of Sushant Singh Rajput on June 14, 2020, left the entire nation in a state of shock. While fans and friends are still coping with the loss, a few filmmakers have shown interest in making a film based on the life of the late actor.  Filmmaker Sanoj Mishra who has worked primarily in Bhojpuri films is the second director to announce a film based on Sushant Singh Rajput's life. Reportedly, he said that the film will be partially based on the Kai Po Che actor and will be titled Sushant. He said that the film is not a biopic, but will narrate the story of struggling actors who come to Mumbai to fulfil their dreams in Bollywood but are subsequently forced to take extreme steps due to harassment.  Earlier, Shamik Maulik had announced that he will be making a film on the life of Sushant Singh Rajput's life, titled Suicide or Murder: A Star Was Lost.  ALSO READ: Dream Girl director wrote Sushant Singh Rajput’s next project..
                 

Sony Pictures Networks (SPN) India to resume production for its television, film and OTT businesses

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After a brief hiatus following the nationwide lockdown in India owing to the COVID-19 situation, Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN) has obtained all relevant government permissions to resume production for its television, film and OTT businesses in India. The network is working closely with its production partners to ensure shoots resume in a controlled environment with strict compliance to all necessary government rules, regulations and safety protocols. At SPN, health, hygiene and sanitisation are taken very seriously, and the network is doing all that it can to ensure the safety of its cast, crew and production partners. Other than cast and crew members, visitors will not be allowed on the sets. Moreover, SPN is actively extending its support to the Indian Film and TV Producers Council (IFTPC) in containing and minimizing the adverse impact of the pandemic on our industry. Firmly determined to extend full support to the fraternity in these difficult times, the network has undertake..
                 

Police suspects that Sushant Singh Rajput’s tweets were deleted, plan to send a letter to Twitter

12 days ago  
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Sushant Singh Rajput’s demise has become quite an eye-opener for the people in both the television and film industry. The actor passed away by suicide on June 14, leaving the entire country shocked to the core. From the reports present at his Bandra apartment where the tragedy took place, it was discovered that he was suffering from depression for the past six months and had stopped taking his medicines. However, the police have been questioning his friends and family for the past 10 days and the investigation has been going on in full swing. The police have been suspecting that the actor’s tweets might have been deleted and is planning to send a letter to Twitter to get to the bottom of this matter. Since there are no tweets after December 27, 2019, the police find it hard to believe that he was inactive on the said social media platform. The police will be sending a letter to Twitter to ask for his detailed activities in the past six months to carry the investigation further. Sushan..
                 

Kartik Aaryan and Kiara Advani starrer Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 to resume shooting in September

12 days ago  
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The novel coronavirus has spread around the world. Production houses have shifted some of the biggest releases. Since the lockdown was imposed on March 24, film and TV productions have been halted indefinitely. As restrictions are being lifted and producers are waiting for permission to resume work, Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 starring Kartik Aaryan and Kiara Advani may resume shooting but not before September 2020. Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2's Lucknow schedule was supposed to be month-long as they were shooting in a palace in March. But, they ended the schedule earlier since the number of cases spiked. Filmmaker Anees Bazmee says that they have to return to Lucknow in order to complete the shooting. He revealed to a daily that they built a huge set that has been standing untouched for months now. While the makers are waiting to receive permission from Uttar Pradesh government, Anees Bazmee is considering to shoot certain portions indoors in Mumbai before they head to Lucknow. Around 35 days of shooting..
                 

Shekhar Suman creates a forum as he demands CBI inquiry in Sushant Singh Rajput's death

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Actor Sushant Singh Rajput's death has sent shockwaves across the nation. As Mumbai Police continues to investigate his suicide, fans have been demanding CBI probe in the case. Shekhar Suman now started a forum as he demands CBI inquiry in Sushant's death. Taking to Twitter, Shekhar wrote, “It’s crystal clear, if presuming Sushant Singh committed suicide, the way he was, strong-willed and intelligent, he would have definitely definitely left a suicide note. My heart tells me, like many others, there is more than meets the eye. Sushant was a Bihari that’s why the Bihari sentiment is at the forefront. But I'm not taking away the fact that it concerns ppl from all the states of India and there shouldn't be another Sushant kind of tragedy with any young talent trying to make it on his own.” He further wrote, “I'm forming a Forum called #justiceforSushantforum.where I implore just about everyone to pressurize the govt to launch a CBI inquiry into Sushant’s death, raise their voices against..
                 

IMPPA writes to CM Uddhav Thackeray to permit workers to join sets only after testing negative for COVID-19

13 days ago  
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CM Uddhav Thackeray has been handling the Coronavirus outbreak crisis really well and has made sure to increase the number of tests done in the state. While there have been a few leniencies applied to the lockdown, the Indian Motion Pictures' Production Association (IMPPA) wrote to the CM to let workers join the sets only after they have been tested negative for COVID-19. Writing a letter to the Chief Minister of Maharashta, the association thanked the CM for amending the guidelines according to their suggestion. The letter reads, “Dear Sir,   Sub: Grateful Thanks for amending impractical guidelines for starting shooting   We are indeed very grateful and indebted to your kind self for kindly considering and implementing the suggestions made by us in our email letter dated 2-6-2020 for relaxation in the guidelines prescribed for starting of shooting in Maharashtra. We are indeed highly obliged that you have considered our suggestion’s worthy of incorporation and have advised ..
                 

Soni Razdan responds to Hansal Mehta's tweets amid nepotism controversy after Alia Bhatt gets trolled mercilessly

13 days ago  
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Once again, the nepotism debate has taken over social media after the untimely passing of Sushant Singh Rajput. Many celebrity kids are being trolled mercilessly on social media. Actor Soni Razdan has spoken up amid controversy after her daughter Alia Bhatt was being trolled brutally. Filmmaker Hansal Mehta weighed in on the nepotism debate recently stating, “This nepotism debate must be broadened. Merit counts most. My son got a step in the door because of me. And why not. But he’s been an integral part of my best work because he is talented, disciplined, hardworking, and shares similar values as me. Not just because he’s my son.” He will make films not because I will produce them. I might not. But because he deserves to make them. He will have a career only if he survives. It is ultimately him and not his father who will build his career. My shadow is both his biggest benefit and greatest bane. — Hansal Mehta (@mehtahansal) June 23, 2020 Hansal continued, "He will make films not b..
                 

Ajay Devgn starrer Golmaal Again gets a re-release in New Zealand post COVID-19

13 days ago  
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Coronavirus outbreak had brought a halt to the most basic activities around the globe. From the theatres shutting down to the fear of stepping out in public, people have been asked to cooperate with the guidelines put forth by their respective governments. After staying under the lockdown for almost 100 days, things have started to go back to normal, albeit slowly. New Zealand is also one of the first countries to flatten the Coronavirus curve effectively and they are all set to open up theatres again. The best part about this is that Ajay Devgn and Parineeti Chopra starrer Golmaal Again becomes the first Indian film to get a re-release in New Zealand. Rohit Shetty took to his Instagram to share the big news with his fans and clearly, all of them are elated. He captioned the picture as, “New Zealand decides to re-release Golmaal Again in theatres making it the First Hindi Film to get a relaunch post covid. New Zealand is now covid free and is opening its theatres on 25th June with Gol..
                 

Ajay Devgn plays freedom fighter in SS Rajamouli's RRR

13 days ago  
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After the massive success of his movie Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior, Ajay Devgn flew to Hyderabad to start shooting for SS Rajamouli's magnum opus RRR earlier this year. The actor will have a guest appearance alongside Alia Bhatt. The film is led by south superstars Ram Charan and Jr. NTR who play freedom fighters inspired by real-life heroes Komarum Bheem and Alluri Sitaram Raju. As per the latest reports, Ajay Devgn reportedly plays the role of a nationalist and will appear in flashback scenes being Ram Charan and Jr. NTR's mentor. Delhi was recreated from the 1900s at Ramoji Film City in Hyderabad where Ajay Devgn shot for 10 days. Rajamouli and Devgn remained friends after the filmmaker paid tribute to the actor in Makkhi. Ajay reportedly agreed to do RRR just a few minutes after he heard the narration. As far as Alia Bhatt is concerned, she is yet to film her part. She plays Sita and her part is pivotal for the story. The actress has been prepping for the role and is even learning..
                 

Rashami Desai to shoot for the finale of Naagin 4!

14 days ago  
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It was recently announced that Rashami Desai’s role as Shalakha will be considered as a cameo since Naagin 4 will go off-air after a banger finale episode. The show starring Nia Sharma and Vijayendra Kumeria in lead roles will no longer continue but, season 5 of this supernatural show will begin almost immediately. The lockdown has put a halt on shoots but, there are reports that the shoots might resume soon. A source close to Rashami Desai revealed that she will be a part of the finale episode of Naagin 4. It’s time for all the Rashami fans to rejoice since they will get to see her play Shalakha again. The shot will take place post June 26 if things are all put in place and the crew will ensure that the guidelines placed by the government are abided by. We tried getting in touch with Rashami but the Bigg Boss 13 diva remained unavailable for comment. How excited are you to see Rashami Desai back in action as Shalakha? Be sure to let us know in the comments below. Also Read: Rashami D..
                 

Priyanka Chopra earns Rs. 2.16 crores per post, becomes the only Bollywood celebrity to feature on Instagram rich list

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Global star Priyanka Chopra is the only Bollywood celebrity to feature in the Hopper HQ’s 4th annual Instagram Rich List with earnings of USD 289,000 which rounds up to Rs. 2.16 crores. With a following of over 54 million on Instagram, the actress takes the 28th position on the list. Amongst the Indian celebrities, sportsperson and Indian Cricket Team Captain Virat Kohli who was at 26th position on the list with USD 296000 as his earnings, i.e Rs. 2. 21 crores. No other Indian celebrity has been featured in the top 100 list. Hollywood superstar Dwayne Johnson, who boasts a following of 189 million, has topped Instagram rich list 2020 with Rs. 7.6 crores per post. The actor takes the top spot in Hopper HQ’s 4th annual Instagram Rich List with USD 1,015,000. While his Instagram value increased by 15% since last year, he beat Kylie Jenner and soccer legend Cristiano Ronaldo. Beauty Moghul Jenner takes the second spot with earnings USD 986,000 (Rs. 7.4 crores) and Ronaldo takes the third ..
                 

Salman Khan reportedly blocks a studio in Mumbai to wrap up Radhe – Your Most Wanted Bhai shooting

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Amid the lockdown and film schedules being postponed, Salman Khan starrer Radhe - Your Most Wanted Bhai is yet to complete filming. The film, which was supposed to release on Eid this year, might get released by the end of this year. As far as the film is concerned, the actor has reportedly sought permission to block a floor in Mehboob Studios in Mumbai in order to resume shooting in August. Salman Khan, along with producer Atul Agnihotri and Prabhu Dheva, has gone back to chalk out ways in order to keep the shooting schedule safe for the cast and crew without compromising the scale of the film. Come August, they are planning to shoot the remaining portions of the film along with a song with a minimal crew. The studio reportedly will be blocked from the first week of August as the makers plan to wrap up the film by the end of the month. Salman Khan is set to shoot some patchwork portions of the film. A song shoot remains with Disha Patani which was earlier supposed to be shot at Azerb..
                 

Irrfan Khan’s Instagram profile gets memorialized after Sushant Singh Rajput

10 hours ago  
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This year has proved to be full of tragedies for Bollywood since we lost a lot of gems including Irrfan Khan among the others. The actor passed away a couple of months ago due to a colon infection just a few days after his mother departed for the heavenly abode. Along with Irrfan Khan, we also lost celebrities like Rishi Kapoor, Sushant Singh Rajput, Wajid Khan, and the latest being the ace choreographer, Saroj Khan. The industry is still mourning the loss of some of the best artists we lost this year. Only recently, Sushant Singh Rajput’s Instagram profile was memorialized and now, the app has done the same for Irrfan Khan. When a profile gets memorialized, no more pictures can be added and no other changes can be made to the profile. It is a way of remembering the person for who they were. The tag of ‘Remembering’ is added to the deceased’s profile once it has been memorialized. Take a look at Irrfan Khan’s current profile. The actor’s last release, Angrezi Medium became quite a hi..
                 

Hina Khan calls out producers on actors’ and crew’s non-payment of dues

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Hina Khan has always been unabashed and unapologetic about her opinions and does not shy away from calling out the wrong. The lockdown imposed due to Coronavirus has been harsh on all of us, but there are producers who have refused to make due payments to the actors and crew despite working for hours at a stretch. Hina Khan spoke to a portal about the same and expressed her displeasure over the unprofessional behaviour of some producers. Hina says that she knows of a producer who has not cleared payments and it is very wrong of them to do so. As an actor, it is her duty to fulfill her working hours and give a stellar performance, similarly, it is a producer’s duty to make the payments when due. She further says that if the show becomes a hit tomorrow, it’s not like the producers will share the profits with the others so they should make payments whenever its due rather than leaving the cast and crew to fend for themselves. She further said that she understands being a producer comes w..
                 

Kunal Thakur quits Kasautii Zindagii Kay for THIS reason

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After three long months of being away from work, the actors are elated to be back on sets while taking care of their health with utmost precautions. Kasautii Zindagii Kay comes back on screen in another week with new episodes and new twists. The show has seen two major changes with Karan Patel being the new Mr. Bajaj and Tasheen Khan being Prerna and Anurag’s new daughter. The actors have been replaced by the previous ones leading to major changes in the plot. Before the episodes stopped airing due to Coronavirus, Kasautii Zindagii Kay had seen two new entries and one of them was Kabir Singh fame, Kunal Thakur. The actor, as per reports, has quit the show as he does not want to risk his health in these conditions. In an interview with a leading daily, Kunal revealed that he recently underwent a wisdom tooth surgery which has left his immunity dipped. He further revealed that he does not have a driver to drive him to work and since he is new in the industry, he does not feel equipped e..
                 

Kabir Khan, Imtiaz Ali, Rima Das, Onir to showcase diversity at the Indian Film festival of Melbourne

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The Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM) announced today that four of India’s most popular and prolific filmmakers will work with selected Victorian filmmaking teams to mentor and then shoot short films on the themes of race, disability, sexuality, and gender. The shorts will be compiled into one film entitled ‘My Melbourne ‘which will premiere at IFFM 2021 before travelling on the international film circuit. The four filmmakers are Kabir Khan, Rima Das, Onir, and Imtiaz Ali. IFFM Festival Director Mitu Bhowmick Lange said, “This exciting initiative gives Victorian screen practitioners a once in a lifetime opportunity to work with some of the world’s best filmmakers and also develop relationships with them. I am delighted and thrilled that IFFM has secured four of India’s most diverse voices of independent cinema for these workshops and the creation of four short films on the core values of IFFM – diversity, and inclusivity.” The Festival is now calling for authentic migrant experi..
                 

Sushant Singh Rajput wanted Mahesh Bhatt to sign Rhea Chakraborty for Sadak 2

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Here is proof that Sushant Singh Rajput was doing his best to advance his friend Rhea Chakraborty’s career. Apparently, Sushant lost Mahesh Bhatt’s Sadak 2 because he wanted Rhea as his romantic lead. Says a source in the know, “This was long before Alia Bhatt came into the picture. Alia was not sure she would be able to spare the dates for Sadak 2. Mahesh Bhatt had called Sushant for the role that finally went to Aditya Roy Kapoor. Sushant had shown an interest not only in his own part but also in getting Bhatt Saab to sign Rhea for Sadak 2.” Things didn’t work out. But Sushant finally convinced his friend Rumi Jaffery to cast Rhea and Sushant together in a rom-com to be shot in London. But God had other plans. Says a source in the know, “Sushant was trying to get producers to cast Rhea opposite Sushant. Her career was not taking off. And Sushant felt he could make it happen.” Also Read: “I have never met Sushant Singh Rajput’s former manager”, says Sooraj Pancholi..
                 

Arshad Warsi receives electricity bill costing over Rs. 1 lakh, jokes about selling his kidneys

yesterday  
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A lot of celebrities including Taapsee Pannu, Renuka Sahane, Nimrat Kaur, Soha Ali Khan, and more have received bizzare amounts in their electricity bills from Adani Electricity. Taking to their social media accounts, the actors have called the company out for their miscalculations and Arshad Warsi is the latest to join the league. The actor has been painting to pass his time during the lockdown and has urged people to buy them. He took to his social media account to request people to buy his paintings after Adani Electricity debited Rs. 1, 03, 654 from his account. The actor with his humour and wit on point even jokes about selling his kidneys to pay the electricity bill. However, after he spoke to the company his problem was solved and informed his fans about the same. He tweeted, “And yes there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Quick response from @Adani_Elec_Mum problem solved. All you have to do is contact them.... thank you ???????? ...” Take a look at his tweet. And yes the..
                 

Ram Gopal Varma says case filed against him for the film Murder is based on uninformed speculations

2 days ago  
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On June 21, on the ocassion of Father's Day, filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma had announced his next film titled Murder. The film is based on a caste killing that took place in 2018 in Telangana's Miryalaguda. Pranay Kumar was murdered by his wife Amrutha's father Maruti Tao and uncle Shravan Kumar. However, now after nearly two weeks of the announcement the filmmaker has landed in legal trouble. Pranav's family has approached the court stating that Ram Gopal Varma's film Murder could affect Pranay's murder. In response to Pranay's father Balaswamy's petition, the Nalgonda Special SC/ST court has ordered Miryalaguda police to file a case against the filmmaker.  Following this, Ram Gopal Varma took to twitter and in a series of tweets defended himself. Sharing the poster of the film, he wrote, "With regard to media speculations on the case filed on my film MURDER ,I once again want to reiterate that my film is based and inspired from a true incident and it is not the truth ..Also there’s no m..
                 

After probe order, Akshay Kumar says he had permit to travel to Nashik 

3 days ago  
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Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar recently took a trip to Nashik from Mumbai in a chopper. This led him in trouble as the actor’s travel during lockdown has raised questions about acquiring permission to commute. Reportedly, the food and civil supplies minister and guardian minister of the district Chhagan Bhujbal had ordered a probe into the permission for the actor’s air travel and stay at a resort during ongoing lockdown.  However, Akshay Kumar has now reacted to the entire controversy. “He had necessary permissions and had gone to meet Dr Ashraf. And was given Praman Patra by the Nashik commissioner of Police,” read the statement by the actor.  Meanwhile, after Akshay Kumar's visit, Bhujbal spoke to the media on Saturday morning and said, "I have asked the district collector to probe into the permissions given for his chopper, stay at Trimbakeshwar and why Nashik city police provided his escort when his tour was in rural part of the district.” ALSO READ: Vaani Kapoor signed opposite Ak..
                 

CONFIRMED: Ajay Devgn starrer Maidaan to release worldwide in theatres on August 13, 2021

3 days ago  
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Ajay Devgn starrer Maidaan, a film which celebrates the biggest sport in the world -Football, has got a new release date. A story of change and self-belief, Maidaan will release the next Independence Day week, August 13, 2021. Inspired from an incredible true story, it will showcase the journey of one of the finest coaches that emerged from India, the one who put India on the global map. Maidaan is based on real events between 1952 and 1962, also known as the “golden era of Indian football”. 2021 Independence week. An untold story that will make every Indian proud. 13th August mark the date. #Maidaan2021@priyamani6 @raogajraj @BoneyKapoor @iAmitRSharma @freshlimefilms @SaiwynQ @ActorRudranil @writish @saregamaglobal @ZeeStudios_ @ZeeStudiosInt pic.twitter.com/we6JPgu2Ui — Ajay Devgn (@ajaydevgn) July 4, 2020 Directed by Amit Ravindernath Sharma of Badhai Ho fame, Maidaan also stars National award-winning actress Priyamani, Gajraj Rao who created magic with Badhai Ho and the well kno..
                 

After Sushant Singh Rajput's death, MNS asks artists to inform them if facing nepotism in film industry

4 days ago  
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Actor Sushant Singh Rajput's untimely death has put the spotlight on existing nepotism in the film industry and how outsiders get fewer changes against the star kids. While many star kids are facing the wrath of angry netizens after Sushant's death, politician Raj Thackeray's party Maharashtra Navnirman Sena has appealed to the artists to inform them if they face nepotism in the film industry. India TV reported that MNS Vice-President Vageesh Saraswat appealed to the artists to report them if any sort of indifference occurs. "Mumbai Police is investigating in the right direction. The police should question everyone on nepotism. It can be Bhansali or anyone else," he said. "If anyone is being harassed in the film industry, if any gang is not letting an artist work, the artist should approach MNS. Raj Thackeray's party will teach anyone practicing nepotism a tough lesson," he added. Sushant Singh Rajput passed away on June 14 due to suicide. His last rites were performed on June 15. ALS..
                 

Hrithik Roshan and Tiger Shroff starrer War to be the first Indian film to release in Japan post Covid-19 lockdown?

4 days ago  
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Since theatres are reopening in many parts of the world, they are trying to get back to their new normal by re-releasing some of the iconic films. Japan opened its theatres in May followed by Tokyo recently. They have been screening Hollywood classics Ben Hur, Bonnie and Clyde, and The Towering Inferno in order to test the waters. As per the latest reports, Hrithik Roshan and Tiger Shroff starrer War will be the first Indian film to release in Japan post Covid-19 lockdown. If reports are anything to go by, War may hit the screens soon. They have a huge fanbase in Japan and this release will also help in reviving the theatres too. While it is yet to be confirmed, the film will reportedly release on July 17. Starring Hrithik Roshan, Tiger Shroff, and Vaani Kapoor, the film follows an Indian soldier assigned to eliminate his former mentor who has gone rogue. The film was produced by Yash Raj Films and directed by Siddharth Anand. It was one of the biggest blockbusters of 2019. ALSO READ:..
                 

Avneet Kaur bids adieu to Aladdin – Naam Toh Suna Hoga; Ashi Singh to be the new Yasmine

5 days ago  
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Avneet Kaur and Siddharth Nigam starrer Aladdin – Naam Toh Suna Hoga is quite a hit among the audiences, especially the kids. With elaborate action scenes and punchlines, the show made its place in people’s hearts pretty quickly. Avneet and Siddharth’s onscreen chemistry was also loved by their fans, but, Avneet Kaur recently announced that she has quit the show. The actress cited the pandemic as the reason for her exit. Taking to her Instagram, Avneet wrote a farewell note to the show. It reads, “Bidding adieu to a part of my life. Yasmine is extremely close to my heart, a character which started with a warrior princess much against the fairy tale. I learnt so much portraying Yasmine, from horse ridding to doing my own stunts. I got to be a princess in literal sense. Thank you to each and everyone for making this journey super special with all of your love and support.❤️ #yasmine #goodbyesarehard #avneetians”.   View this post on Instagram   Bi..
                 

Naagin 4: Nia Sharma poses on the set with ‘Naagin’, Vijayendra Kumeria turns photographer

5 days ago  
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Naagin 4 is one of the most highly anticipated shows of Indian television. Currently shooting for the finale of the fourth season, Naagin 4 stars Nia Sharma, Vijayendra Kumeria with Rashami Desai recently joining the team. After a long break of three months, the team has finally reunited on the sets to shoot for the finale and the producers along with the channel have made sure to provide protective gear to the crew. While there were reunions on the sets without hugs and handshakes, the actors are still happy to be back to work. According to Ekta Kapoor, the finale of Naagin 4 will be kick-ass and then the makers will move on to Naagin 5 with an entirely new cast. Enjoying the last days on set, Nia Sharma posted a couple of pictures on her Instagram stories where she’s kissing a ‘naagin’ while Vijayendra Kumeria turns photographer for her. Take a look at it. The shows of Colors TV will air fresh episodes from July 6 according to a statement put out by the channel. Also Read: Choti S..
                 

Manoj Bajpayee contemplated suicide after being rejected thrice from National School Of Drama

5 days ago  
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Actor Manoj Bajpayee is one of the most celebrated actors in the country. His versatility is often spoken of, his long line of tremendous work has often been an inspiration for many. Coming from the background of theatre, the actor didn't get a great start in the business but struggled his way to the top. In Humans Of Bombay post, the actor revealed his struggles from the National School Of Drama to becoming an actor and bagging Bandit Queen. He said, "I'm a farmer's son; I grew up in a village in Bihar with 5 siblings–we went to a hut school. We led a simple life, but whenever we went to the city, we'd go to the theatre. I was a Bachchan fan & wanted to be like him. At 9, I knew acting was my destiny. But I couldn't afford to dream and continued my studies." He added, "Still, my mind refused to focus on anything else, so at 17, I left for DU. There, I did theatre but my family had no idea. Finally, I wrote a letter to dad - he wasn't angry and even sent me Rs 200 to cover my fees..
                 

Vidya Balan, Sonakshi Sinha, Dia Mirza conclude their initiative of sending out 20000+ PPE kits to health workers

5 days ago  
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After sending 20,000+ kits sent out to over 50 hospitals across the country, Bollywood celebrities Vidya Balan, Ali Fazal, Dia Mirza, Sonakshi Sinha, Vir Das, Richa Chadha, amongst others, concluded their initiative. Inspired by Manish Mundra, the PPE drive was spearheaded by Atul Kasbekar and was done in partnership with Tring India to protect the frontline workers who are fighting the war against COVID 19. In a video, Vidya, Sonakshi, Ali, Dia cricketer Harbhajan Singh, commentator Harsha Bhogle representing their colleagues sent a powerful thank you message to the doctors who are on the frontline ensuring the rest of the country are safe in the confines of their homes. From KEM Hospital and Cama in Mumbai, the initiative has reached other cities like Hyderabad, Ratnagiri, Lucknow, Pune, Indore, Punjab and Delhi. Dedicating the video to the doctors and other officials at the frontline, the actors in a powerful message heralded them as the real time heroes. Inspired by the amazing w..
                 

Rashami Desai announces her collaboration with Adhvik Mahajan, leaves the fans in frenzy with the mystery

5 days ago  
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Rashami Desai has been winning hearts all over with her performance in Bigg Boss 13 and Naagin 4. While the actress is currently shooting for the finale of Naagin 4, she recently announced her latest collaboration with Adhvik Mahajan on her Instagram titled ‘Tamas’. Looking gorgeous as ever, Rashami Desai’s traditional look has become a hit among the fans. Rashami Desai has dropped the first look of 'Tamas' releasing on 7th July 2020 on her social media. She has maintained the mystery and hasn't said much about it and fans are on their toes, guessing if it's a movie, a music video or a web series. But to see the chemistry between Rashami Desai and Adhvik Mahajan for the first time on screen has got us hooked already. Take a look at her post.   View this post on Instagram   "घोर तमस है चारों और, शायद ज़्यादा रौशन होगी भौर ।" Releasing on 7-7-2020 #tamas #Rashamidesai #Adhvikmahajan A post shared by Rashami Desai (@imrashamidesai) on Jun 30, 2020..
                 

Vaani Kapoor signed opposite Akshay Kumar for Bellbottom

5 days ago  
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Akshay Kumar is all geared up to begin work on his next film Bellbottom. And now the leading lady opposite him has been signed for the film. News is that actress Vaani Kapoor has been signed as Akshay Kumar’s leading lady in Bellbottom. She was last seen in the biggest blockbuster of 2019, War, along with Hrithik Roshan and Tiger Shroff. Even though her role was a small one, Vaani’s role was the catalyst in the plot. As for Bellbottom, Vaani Kapoor will be seen playing the role of Akshay Kumar’s wife which will be a pivotal one. The film is set in the 80s and it looks like the team is ready to kick-start the project. Vaani took to her Instagram to share a couple of pictures with Akshay Kumar as they looked absolutely dapper together. The caption reads, “Super Super Thrilled & Excited for this one !! Teaming up with the one & only @akshaykumar Sir Can't wait !!! #Bellbottom Let's get this started ❤️” Producer Jackky Bhagnani says that the script made him choose a fresh pairing...
                 

Choti Sarrdaarni, Naagin 4 and other Colors TV shows to air from July 6

6 days ago  
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The television industry came to a standstill on March 19 for the first time in years due to the infamous Coronavirus outbreak. The actors have missed being on sets and needless to say, the channels and production houses have faced monetary losses during this break. Now, the industry has steadily, albeit slowly, started functioning and the shoots have resumed for a few days. Most of the shows are currently working on collecting a bank of episodes for the smooth telecast. In a statement from the channel, Colors TV announced that the new episodes of shows like Choti Sarrdaarni, Naagin 4, and others will telecast from July 6. The fans have been eagerly waiting for new episodes and it looks like the wait is almost over. The guidelines are being followed thoroughly by the channel and the crew is required to wear protective gear at all times. Take a look at the announcement posted by the channel.   View this post on Instagram   Woohoo! @colorstv will a..
                 

Aamir Khan’s mother tests negative for Coronavirus

6 days ago  
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The Coronavirus outbreak has led us into the fourth month of complete lockdown and yet, the numbers are spiking with each passing day. Staff members of some Bollywood celebrities have also tested positive including Boney Kapoor. Only yesterday, Aamir Khan announced that his staff had tested positive for the virus, too.   The actor announced that all of them have quarantined themselves and the staff member is taken to a facility by the BMC. Aamir expressed his gratitude towards the BMC for their prompt action and cooperation. While the rest of his family tested negative for COVID-19, Aamir Khan awaited the test results of his mother. Now, the results of his mother’s test have come in and the actor heaved a huge sigh of relief as it was negative. In a statement, Aamir Khan wrote, “Hello everyone, I am most relieved to inform everyone that Ammi is Covid 19 negative. Thank you everyone for your prayers and good wishes ???? Love. Aamir”. The actor, on the work front, will next be seen..
                 

Post Covid-19, Bollywood producers' request A-list stars to lower their fees

6 days ago  
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The A Listers of Bollywood are not getting what they want. Their staggering fee is now a thing of the past. All major producers have made it verbally clear that no actor will command the fee that he did before Coronavirus. Says a major producer-director who doesn’t want to be quoted, “It’s a different world now. After the lockdown everyone in every walk of life has taken a financial fall. The stars never need to do that. They have made enough money to last them for several lifetimes. But the days of 50-60 crore fees are over. Either the A-listers get real or they get out.” While several Bollywood superstars used to take home exorbitant fees upfront, others like Akshay Kumar and Aamir Khan insisted on becoming a co-producer on all the projects that they starred in and sharing in the profits that their films made. Says a major producer, “That model of payment will also change now. Producers just can’t afford to pay the male stars the fees they got before the pandemic. We are looking at ..
                 

Sushant Singh Rajput wanted to do theatre with Laila Majnu

6 days ago  
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If he had lived the next stage in his career for Sushant Singh Rajput was not film production as some vested interests would like us to believe, but theatre. Sushant was constantly in search of expanding his creative horizons. In this endeavour he was exploring the theatre. Confirming this, filmmaker Rumi Jaffery who is a keen theatre enthusiast, says Sushant and he were in serious discussions about doing a stage play in the near future with Annu Kapoor as Sushant’s co-star. Says Rumi, “Sushant was constantly exploring new areas as a performer. Acting was all that he was keen on he wanted to make that transition from cinema to theatre. And we had discussed what he wanted to do on stage.” Apparently it was an old stage play of Rumi Jaffery featuring Annu Kapoor and Rumi Jaffery that interested Sushant. “He wanted to revive Laila Majnu, a play that I had done for Parsi theatre with Annu Kapoor in 1988-89. Parsi theatre intrigued Sushant. In Laila Majnu all the dialogues were spoken in r..
                 

Mohsin Khan and Shivangi Joshi starrer Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai airs on July 13 with a new twist in the plot

6 days ago  
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Mohsin Khan and Shivangi Joshi’s pair in Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai has become a massive hit among the fans. the fans that affectionately call them Kaira, based on their character names, have been going in frenzy after the new promo was released. The team has started shooting again after 3 months and the cast and crew is super excited to be on sets again. The Coronavirus threat still lingers but the production house is making sure to take all the precautionary measures. A new promo for Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai was released and the fans can’t wait to see Shivangi Joshi play a double role. The couple is trying to crack a deal and for that, Shivangi will be playing a double role, one that is extremely traditional and the other that is stark opposite. Mohsin Khan’s new look has also become quite the talk of the town. Take a look at the promo.   View this post on Instagram   #yehrishtakyakehlatahai ♥️ A post shared by शिवांगी जोशी (@shivangijoshi1..
                 

Govinda's son meets with a car accident, and this isn't the first time

6 days ago  
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Govinda’s son Yashvardhan was involved in a car accident last Wednesday evening. This is not the first time Yashvardhan has been in a car accident. In 2005 the boy was in a car crash with his mother and sister where they nearly lost their lives. Govinda’s wife and two children escaped unhurt although the car somersaulted three times. At that time Govinda had said to me during an interview, “I don’t know how their lives were spared. Bhagwan ka chamatkar tha. But I lost a dear friend in the accident. I’ve got at least 20-25 yagyas performed for the safety of my family. I’ve gone to numerous temples and dargah to seek blessings. Kahin na kahin bade-buzurgon ka aashirwaad kaam aa gaya. This too shall pass. Haan, lekin mere saath atee (excessive) ho gaya hai. My mother’s blessings are with me. I spend about four hours a day on prayers. I’ve no other means of protecting myself. It’s the love of my family that’s protecting me. I’ve to worry about protecting them.” Govinda admitted life had b..
                 

Priyanka Chopra inks two-year multimillion-dollar television deal with Amazon

6 days ago  
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With more work coming her way, Priyanka Chopra is ensuring to be part of inclusive projects as an actor and a producer. The actress has now signed a two-year multimillion-dollar first-look television deal with Amazon, according to Variety. "I didn’t think as a 13-year-old when I was watching TV that something was missing, but now as I’m older, I wonder if I would have been a lot more confident in high school if I would have not been afraid of every other person that looked different than me,” said Chopra Jonas. “I wonder if I wouldn’t have put my head down and walked in the hallways feeling like a unicorn that everyone was staring at. I wonder if that would have changed my high school experience. I think it would have.” Priyanka Chopra already has a couple of projects in the pipeline with Amazon. She will star in Russo Brothers' production Citadel which stars Richard Madden in the lead role. She is also producing a reality series called Sangeet with her husband Nick Jonas which will r..