Parineeti Chopra will be shooting the official remake of the acclaimed Hollywood hit The Girl on the Train for two months in England starting July this year. Pari will reprise the hugely acclaimed role of the protagonist essayed by top Hollywood actress Emily Blunt in the original.

We hear Pari will be shooting the film in real locations and inside actual trains in England. Not only this, the actress will also take multiple train rides across UK in these 2 months and with real people as a company during the shoot! The makers want to capture authenticity, make the film look more real and also stay true to the setting of the film as trains play a very important role in plot of the film.

A source from the line production team says, “It is a thriller than unfolds with Pari’s character witnessing things during her repeated journeys on the train. So, Pari will actually be needed to travel in trains through the course of filming to authentically capture the scenes. The train is like a very important character in the film and it’s important that we capture the scenes perfectly. What Pari goes through on the train is extremely important to the scenes in the film and its narrative. So, we had to shoot on real trains to ensure we stay true to the setting.”

Parineeti Chopra has always been referred as an actor who gets into the skin of the character and makes it her own. Right from her debut Isaaqzaade and then Hasee To Fasee and many other films, Pari has dazzled us with her brilliant performances. And for The Girl on The Train remake, given the downward spiral her character gets into, she has decided to keep to herself through the course of the film and not make any plans to socialise or entertain herself even though she will be in the vibrant and colourful UK.  Based on the 2015 bestseller by Paula Hawkins, the film narrates the story of a divorcee woman who gets entangled in a shocking missing persons investigation that throws her life to the brink.

Also Read: Parineeti Chopra to play Emily Blunt’s character in The Girl On The Train remake (all deets inside) 

Posted: May 20, 2019, 11:36 am

Kabir Khan’s last two films – Phantom and Tubelight – might not have worked at the box office. But there’s no doubt that he’s one of the most sought-after filmmakers at present. He has proved his worth with other films like New York, Ek Tha Tiger and Bajrangi Bhaijaan, the last two being commercial blockbusters. Also, he mixes current affairs and politics in his films with entertainment seamlessly, giving audiences a product that’s sensible yet massy. He is already working on the much awaited sports drama ’83, and now he has managed to bag another exciting film, which will be an Indo-Chinese production.

At the 9th Beijing International Film Festival held in April last month, Kabir was one of the guests of honours from Bollywood along with superstar Shah Rukh Khan. He attended the ‘China-India Film Co-Production Dialogue’ and later, it came to light through a press conference that he’ll be making a film titled The Zookeeper. It is a comedy and a co-production between an Indian production house and E Star, the distributor known for introducing Indian films to the Chinese film market.

Readers will recall that an announcement of the same film was also done way back in 2017. At that time, it was Eros International which was to co-produce this flick along with China's Peacock Mountain Culture & Media. It was also reported then that The Zookeeper will have a male superstar from India and a leading actress from China, with major portions of the film being shot in the capital of Sichuan province, Chengdu.

The Zookeeper’s plot is also very interesting and could make for a great entertainer. As per the information given out, The Zookeeper is a story of an animal breeder living in a remote village in India. The zoo industry is on a decline and he wants to find a way to revive people’s interest. This is when he secures a contact of a panda breeder in China. Realizing that pandas can turn into a star attraction in his zoo and thereby increase footfalls, he embarks on a journey to China.

What’s interesting is that as per the new announcement, The Zookeeper makers are eyeing a 2020 Chinese New Year release, that is, January 25 next year. This raised eyebrows since the said date is just 8 months away and to put together such a grand film in such short film is impossible. Not to forget, Kabir Khan is busy working on ’83, starring Ranveer Singh. It goes on floor on June 5 in Glasgow and is to hit screens on April 10, 2020. So for Kabir to make The Zookeeper simultaneously along with ’83 and then release the former before the latter is quite difficult to digest.

When contacted, Kabir Khan confirmed that The Zookeeper is in the pipeline. He says, “We are working on it. As and when things are finalized, we’ll announce it (formally).” As for whether it’ll release in January, he asserts, “It is going to be one of the big films but it’s too early to be talking about release dates right now until we go into production. We are still working on the script and the screenplay. So nothing is finalized, not even the casting.”

The press conference of the 9th Beijing International Film Festival where The Zookeeper was announced was the same event where the Chinese remake of Aamir Khan’s 2007 classic Taare Zameen Par was also unveiled. The third and final film announced was The Jewel Thief. It is not a remake of the Dev Anand starrer of the same and will be a fresh script. As per reports, it will be helmed by Bang Bang director Siddharth Anand. He was unavailable for comment.

Also Read: Kabir Khan reveals what he thinks the problem between India and Pakistan is

Posted: May 20, 2019, 10:52 am

Ananya Panday is all set and raring to go with their career as she released her first film Student Of The Year 2. Her performance was superbly appreciated by her fans and now she is gearing up to release her next film, Pati Patni Aur Woh remake with Kartik Aaryan. Whilst she is currently basking in the glory SOTY 2, here’s what we found on the internet!

So this 20-year-old sprightly actress happened to chill with her best friend Suhana Khan’s youngest brother AbRam and guess what? Both brought the house down with their super funny antics. Ananya has mentioned clearly in many of her interviews that her primary talent involves touching her tongue tip to her nose bridge and guess what? She taught AbRam the same thing too.

AbRam was trying to copy her but failed. In fact, he got super impressed and a little bit shocked with this trick! We can hear his delighted shrieks at the end of the video and Ananya seems pleased with this! Check the video out to know what we are saying!

 

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Ananya has admitted that she has a crush on Kartik Aaryan and loves to spend time with him.

Also Read: Ananya Panday gets emotional as the release of Student Of The Year 2 comes closer

Posted: May 20, 2019, 10:04 am

While Kagana Ranaut is busy representing her brand and the country at Cannes Film Festival, back home, she has been mired in controversies with the recent one being a case being registered against her by Aditya Pancholi. The actress’ official spokesperson and sister Rangoli Chandel, who has always come out in support of her actress-sister, decided to speak up on the same and even posted an audio evidence of a conversation between Aditya Pancholi and her defense counsel Rizwan Siddiqui.

Rangoli Chandel hits back at Aditya Pancholi in a series of tweets and shares this audio evidence of him speaking to her defense counsel Rizwan Siddiqui!

Advocate Rizwan Siddiqui, who also represented Kangana Ranaut in the Hrithik Roshan case, is defending the actress in the recent case which was filed by Aditya Pancholi against the actress. But it seems that the defense counsel also has a connection with the Pancholi household since he is expected to be a brother like figure to Zarina Wahab. Explaining about it in one of her tweets, Rangoli said, “My lawyer Rizwan who happens to be like a brother to Zareena Wahab gave this to me, this is how he talks to Pancholi, this is their equation, there is no chance of threatening when two individual talk like this (Aditya calling Rizwan )...” Along with that, she also posted a phone conversation between Siddiqui and Aditya Pancholi. Here’s the post:

(Contd)....which is being revived to fight defamation suit, there is no attempt to defame him when one states matter of fact matters as it is... hopefully not so bright bulbs will also understand ( light up now) have simplified it completely ????

— Rangoli Chandel (@Rangoli_A) May 17, 2019

Besides that Chandel lashed out at Pancholi and the patriarch mentality of the society in a series of tweets. Here’s what she said:

About Pancholi waking up from the grave every now and then, everyone who it may concern, it is the same complain of sexual harassmentand, physical violence, house arrest and molestation that Kangana filed in 2007 which was also widely reported in media... (contd)

— Rangoli Chandel (@Rangoli_A) May 17, 2019

(contd)...because Kangana spoke about it in Aapki Adalat, Pancholi filed a defamation suit on her in 2017, so our lawyer who happens to be Pancholi’s friend also said you cant stop her from speaking about her experiences....(contd)

— Rangoli Chandel (@Rangoli_A) May 17, 2019

(Contd)....which is being revived to fight defamation suit, there is no attempt to defame him when one states matter of fact matters as it is... hopefully not so bright bulbs will also understand ( light up now) have simplified it completely ????

— Rangoli Chandel (@Rangoli_A) May 17, 2019

This is when Kangana was a minor, this monster Pancholi who has many cases of assault and rape on him still roams around openly, and @IndiaMeToo has all the sympathy for him.... shows the poor condition of women and their mentality in this country ... ???? https://t.co/ZyQNENsbes

— Rangoli Chandel (@Rangoli_A) May 17, 2019

Also Read: Aditya Pancholi in TROUBLE again with police for ABUSE & EXPLOITATION

Posted: May 20, 2019, 8:33 am

The plans for Saaho are getting bigger by the week. One now hears that the producers plan to put out the film in multiple languages including Hindi, thereby solving the long-standing question of leading man Prabhas’s Bollywood debut.

Saaho to get a much bigger release than Baahubali

Says a source close to the development, “There were some, not too many, good offers for Prabhas from Bollywood including one from Karan Johar. But Prabhas was not convinced that these offers would justify his star status. Saaho on the other hand is a project Prabhas has full control of.”

Apparently the film’s producers and young director Sujeeth has been in consultation with Prabhas over every aspect, big or small, of the film. “Not a leaf stirs in Saaho without Prabhas’s permission. He has now decided to do an independent Hindi version of the film and is working on the accent so that he sounds convincing in Hindi,” says the source.

The source adds that a Chinese version of Saaho is also being planned. A source whispers, “The action scenes in Saaho have turned out to be on a par with the best Hollywood films. They are looking at releasing Saaho on a far bigger level than Baahubali.”

We hear a guest appearance by a Bollywood superstar, probably Salman Khan, is also being planned. Saaho when it releases on August 15, will clash with the real-life dramas Akshay Kumar’s Mission Mangal and John Abraham’s Batla House.

Also Read: Shraddha Kapoor shares some quality time with budding Navy officers during Saaho shoot

Posted: May 20, 2019, 6:49 am

Priyanka Chopra has just one more song to complete before she’s done with Bollywood for now. The song, a romantic duet, will be filmed on Priyanka and Farhan Akhtar who plays her husband in Shonali Bose’s The Sky Is Pink.

Priyanka Chopra to film a duet with Farhan Akhtar for the Sky Is Pink

The most interesting part of this combustive collaboration is the singing. Both Farhan and Priyanka, actors who enjoy acting and singing, are likely to render the song that they will be singing together in The Sky Is Pink instead of using ghost voices.

“Nothing final yet. But it is a strong possibility that Farhan and Priyanka may sing the duet in their own voice to make it look more authentic. The concept of playback singing is rapidly losing sway in Indian cinema. Ghost voices are now a ghostly legacy of an illustrious musical past,” observes a source close to the project.

That ‘together’ song apart, Priyanka Chopra has completed the entire shooting of The Sky Is Pink. (For now the title is tentative) For now she’s done with Bollywood. Interestingly, Priyanka and Farhan came together earlier in Zoya Akhtar's Dil Dhadakne Do as actors, and as actor-director in Don and Don 2. So The Sky Is Pink is technically their forth collaboration. Both love to act and sing and are in relationship with partners far younger.

Also Read: PHOTOS! Priyanka Chopra and Farhan Akhtar wrap up Shonali Bose’s film The Sky Is Pink

Posted: May 20, 2019, 6:17 am

We are living through volatile dangerous and touchy times when one never knows what would end up offending one or the other section of the audience. No wonder the CBFC has religious experts on board to deal with any religious references in films.

Rajkumar Gupta confirms removal of controversial religious references in India’s Most Wanted

And it is now verified, to this writer, from the director himself, that his on-release eagerly awaited thriller-drama India’s Most Wanted has indeed undergone censorial intervention in one sequence where the Holy Quran and the Bhagvat Gita are spoken of in the same breath.

According to reliable sources in the censor board, the fusion of religious sentiments caused alarm bells to go off in the censor board members’ collective heads.

One censor board member told me, “We honestly had no problem with the film and its message and dialogues. Raj Kumar Gupta has made a hard-hitting raw and real film on anti-terrorism. At one point there is a reference to the two religious texts which we thought would make audiences uncomfortable and even incite a section to protest. I mean Mandir-Masjid bhai-bhai is fine in principle. But in reality you can’t mix the two religious identities.”

When I contacted the very dedicated director Rajkumar Gupta he said, “They thought it will hurt the religious sentiments of people. So they asked us to remove it and we also didn't want to hurt anybody religious sentiment so we removed it. It’s a simple as that. Why would we want any trouble?”

Gupta is no stranger to amicable censorial intervention. His controversial second feature film No One Killed Jessica about the real-life killing of Jessica Lal was given an ‘A’ certificate without cuts.

Also Read: CBFC asks India’s Most Wanted makers to chop off Gita and Quran references; makers abide by the decision!

Posted: May 20, 2019, 6:02 am

Considering it spans more than 70 years of storytelling, would Salman’s Eid release Bharat be the lengthiest film of his career? Apparently not. Director Ali Abbas Zafar informs me that that the film’s run time is approximately 2 hours 35 minutes. This is relatively shorter than Salman’s Sultan which was 2 hours and 50 minutes long and Bajrangi Bhaijaan which clocked at 2 hours 43 minutes.

Would Bharat be the lengthiest film of Salman Khan’s career

A concerted effort has been made to keep the length in check this time. Trade insiders say lengthy films stand a greater risk of being rejected. Says Bihar exhibitor Kishan Damani, “Audiences don’t have the patience to sit through a film which is three hours long. No matter how much story there is to tell, it has to be condensed to keep audiences’ attention. Some of Salman’s recent films were long. It’s good that Bharat is not that lengthy. It means more shows in every theatre this Eid.”

Every Eid release of Salman Khan from 2008 onwards has been a major hit, except Tubelight in Eid 2017 and Race 3 in 2018 which bombed. It’s therefore imperative for Salman to score a hit with Bharat and reclaim his Eid slot as his own. A hat-trick of Eid flops would spell trouble for his career.

Also Read: Bharat: Katrina Kaif shares behind the scenes glimpses with Salman Khan

Posted: May 20, 2019, 5:57 am

Jacqueline Fernandez is all set to make her debut on OTT platform with Mrs. Serial Killer. She is set to get into the groove of the character by reading the script minutely and prepping extensively. It is reported that television star Mohit Raina is roped in to play opposite Jacqueline. Though it is not yet confirmed, insiders claim that the Uri star has been approached for this project.

This film is helmed by Shirish Kunder and Farah Khan. Both have not confirmed this but there is strong speculation that Raina would play a key character in the movie. A few weeks ago, Netflix India made an official announcement that Jacqueline Fernandez is indeed making her digital debut with Mrs Serial Killer. Sharing her first look, the actress can be seen black and photo with a scarf wrapped around her head. The caption read, “Just a very excited PSA that @Asli_Jacqueline is officially part of the Netflix fam with Mrs. Serial Killer. Here’s hoping that if we are ever framed for murder, she’s got our back!”

Jacqueline Fernandez, on the work front, will be starring in Tarun Mansukhani’s Drive with Sushant Singh Rajput. This project has been stalled due to technical reasons by she also has Kick 2 in the pipeline.

Also Read: EXCLUSIVE: Sushant Singh Rajput – Jacqueline Fernandez starrer DRIVE postponed once again

Posted: May 20, 2019, 5:22 am

Tumhari Sulu Producers Bhushan Kumar, Atul Kasbekar, Tanuj Garg, Swati Iyer Chawla are coming together to make a war film, Navy Day. The film will be directed by Razneesh Ghai who is known in advertising industry. The movie is based on an attack launched on Karachi harbour during the India Pakistan war in 1971. The movie will be shot next year.

The makers are yet to finalise and announce the cast. The movie is going to be well mounted on lavish sets and is slated to be huge on content, rife with crackling action scenes. According to sources, the movie will be largely focussed on the Army and Air Force of the country and will show how Operation Trident was carried out and implemented by the Defence Forces.

The movie is being made after the huge success of war movies like Uri: The Surgical Strike, among others. The movie will go on floors by mid-2020. The movie will be made to commemorate Navy Day which is celebrated on December 4.

Also Read: This Varun Dhawan and Remo D’souza’s picture showing off their hot-bods is all the Monday motivation you need

Posted: May 20, 2019, 5:13 am

Akshay Kumar’s stunned the viewers by showing his new look from his much-awaited movie Laxmmi Bomb on Saturday. Akshay is returning as a transgender ghost with this remake of a hit South film. A day later, its director Raghava Lawrence put out a statement claiming that he is opting out of the project because he was disrespected by the makers. In his statement he wrote, “I feel very disrespected and disappointed. As a creator, I'm also not satisfied with the poster designer as well. This shouldn't happen to any director." He said he will hand over the script to Akshay Kumar soon.

There was a speculation that the makers would try and convince the director to come on board but latest reports suggest that this won’t happen as they will get a new director on board for the film. Few bits of the movie have been shot already and there is an extensive schedule planned in September. It is reported that Raghava’s sudden exit has caused financial strain on the movie and therefore the producers have decided to take a new course of action. It is also said that there is a communication gap with Lawrence.

Laxmmi Bomb is slated to release on June 5, 2020 and it is produced by Fox Star Studios. Also, Akshay is returning to horror space after about 12 years. His last film was Bhool Bhulaiyya and it was memorable for his fans due to his crackling performance.

Also Read: Laxmmi Bomb: Akshay Kumar’s transgender look surprises and shocks his fans

Posted: May 20, 2019, 4:04 am

A day ago, Akshay Kumar unveiled the first look of his next filmLaxmmi Bomb which is a remake of Kanchana. The film was being helmed by Bhool Bhulaiyaa director Raghava Lawrence. Just a day later, the director has stepped down as the director. Lawrence took to Twitter to inform that the poster which was released a day before was unveiled without informing him. He felt "disrespected" and "disappointed" when he was made aware of the poster release from "third person."

After poster release, Raghava Lawrence steps down as director of Akshay Kumar's Laxmmi Bomb

In a long note on Twitter, Raghava Lawrence said that he is ready to give his script as he respects Akshay Kumar. The full note read, "Hi dear friends and fans, There is an old popular saying in Tamil which tells Don’t step into any house where there is no respect. In this world, more than money and fame, self-respect is the most important attribute to a person’s character. So I have decided to step out of the project, Laxmmi Bomb, the Hindi remake of Kanchana. I don’t want to mention the reason because there are multiple reasons, but one of them is that the first look poster of the film was released today without my knowledge and even without discussing anything with me. I was informed about this by a third person. It is very painful for a director to know about his movie’s first look release from others. I feel very disrespected and disappointed. As a creator, I’m also not satisfied with the poster design as well. This shouldn’t happen to any director."

He added, "I can hold back my script because I haven’t signed any agreement regarding this film, but I won’t do it because it is not professional. I’m ready to give my script because I personally respect Akshay Kumar sir a lot. They can replace me with some other director according to their wish. Soon I’m going to meet Akshay Kumar sir to give the script and step out of this project in a good way. All the very best to the entire team. I wish the movie a great success. Love, Raghava Lawrence."

Dear Friends and Fans..!I
In this world, more than money and fame, self-respect is the most important attribute to a person's character. So I have decided to step out of the project, #Laxmmibomb Hindi remake of Kanchana@akshaykumar
@RowdyGabbar @Advani_Kiara pic.twitter.com/MXSmY4uOgR

— Raghava Lawrence (@offl_Lawrence) May 18, 2019

Fox Star Studios presents A Cape of Good Films Production in association with Shabinaa Entertainment & Tusshar Entertainment House. Kanchana remake, Laxmmi Bomb is being helmed by Raghava Lawrence with whom Akshay Kumar has earlier worked with in Bhool Bhulaiyaa. Kiara Advani will star as the leading lady in the film. The film revolves around a cowardly man named Raghava who gets possessed by the ghost of a transgender woman. This woman wants to take revenge against the ones who destroyed her life.

ALSO READ: Laxmmi Bomb: Akshay Kumar’s transgender look surprises and shocks his fans

Posted: May 19, 2019, 7:14 am

Sushant Singh Rajput and Jacqueline Fernandez’s Drive was supposed to release on June 28 has been postponed indefinitely. Although, the production house has not confirmed this, a source close to the film has claimed that the film had gone to final edit but since the makers are not very happy with the end result, they have decided to postpone the film.

https://www.bollywoodhungama.com/news/bollywood/confirmed-sushant-singh-rajput-jacqueline-fernandez-starrer-drive-release-june-28-2019/

The insider says that the makers have had multiple edits but have not been satisfied with outcome, hence the delay. Drive, which is a heist film, is helmed by Dharma Productions and Fox Star Studios. The makers had come out with a release date early in the year. Dharma Productions had tweeted, “On your marks, get set & race. See you in cinemas for a pulsating ride on 28th June, 2019. #DRIVE.”

Drive has been directed by Tarun Mansukhani. The makers had released the first look in March, two years ago. Since then, the fans have awaited the release of the film but the makers kept delaying the same.

Meanwhile, Sushant Singh Rajput’s next film will be Chhichhore with Shraddha Kapoor and Jacqueline Fernandez is associated with Kirik Party and apparently, Kick 2.

Also Read: CONFIRMED: Sushant Singh Rajput – Jacqueline Fernandez starrer Drive to release on June 28, 2019

Posted: May 19, 2019, 6:30 am

Hrithik Roshan starrer Super 30 has been in the headlines for a while now. While the film was supposed to release in January this year, it was pushed to July 26 due to pending post-production work. With the actor looking forward to the release, the film once again got pushed ahead to avoid the clash with Kangana Ranaut starrer Mental Hai Kya. The two stars have been at loggerheads for a while and the clash increased a lot of tension. So, the makers decided to push the release.

EXCLUSIVE: Makers of Hrithik Roshan starrer Super 30 looking for August 2019 release

Now, it seems like Super 30 makers are looking for August 2019 release. According to sources, “Super 30 will release in August. The makers are eyeing for either 2nd or 9th August as the dates but do not want to rule out even Independence day weekend as well. The final call for the date will be taken next week. If the makers go ahead with Independence Day weekend release, then Super 30 will face off not one but two films at the box office. On August 15, John Abraham starrer Batla House, Prabhas' action film Saaho and Akshay Kumar's Mission Mangal." Now, we await the confirmation from the makers.

Hrithik Roshan will be slipping into the character of a mathematician for his upcoming film, Super 30, who grooms 30 students or the competitive exam of IIT-JEE.

ALSO READ: BREAKING: Hrithik Roshan SHIFTS release date of Super 30 after spat with Kangana Ranaut and her sister

Posted: May 18, 2019, 10:30 am

Many star kids have made their way to Bollywood. Following the footsteps of their father, the daughters' late actor Mac Mohan, known for the role of Sambha in Ramesh Sippy's Sholay, Manjari and Vinati Makijany are all set to make their to Bollywood with their first feature film on skateboarding titled Desert Dolphin.

Sholay's Sambha aka Mac Mohan's daughters to enter Bollywood with a film on skateboarding

Desert Dolphin will revolve around a 16-year-old Prerna, a girl from a village, who finds her drive to skateboard against all odds when she meets LA-based graphic artist Jessica who is 34 years old. The makers have constructed a huge skatepark in Khempur village in Udaipur which is spread across 14,000 square foot with 100 ramps. They have received help with several specialists including a coaching group HolyStoked Collective.

Manjari Makijany revealed she began researching for the project in September 2016. Vinati Makijany, who will produce the film, revealed that they reached out to many skateboarding communities. They even held workshops with over 3000 kids in villages of Rajasthan, Mumbai, Delhi, and Madhya Pradesh.

While it may be a debut in Bollywood, Manari Makijany has worked internationally with renowned filmmakers like Christopher Nolan in The Dark Knight Rises and Dunkirk, Patty Jenkins in Wonder Woman, Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, Vishal Bhardwaj in Saath Khoon Maaf, Wake Up Sid among others. She is an LA-based filmmaker who was not only assisted many known filmmakers but has also directed three short films.

Mac Mohan starred as in several 1970s and 80s films including Don, Karz, Satte Pe Satta, Zanjeer, Rafoo Chakkar, Shaan and Khoon Pasina.

Posted: May 18, 2019, 8:15 am

Akshay Kumar fans got a nice surprise today which has uplifted their mood for the weekend. The superstar shared the first look of his upcoming film Laxmmi Bomb on his social media handles. It’s quite unconventional and different and has immediately become a talking point. It shows Akshay applying kajal and is sync with the story of the film, that is, the protagonist getting possessed by a transgender ghost.

WAIT, WHAT: Akshay Kumar-starrer Laxmmi Bomb to release just TWO WEEKS AFTER Sooryavanshi?

The poster also mentions the date of release – June 5, 2020! And this particular information has led to a lot of confusion. After all, Ramzan Eid falls two weeks before, around May 23 or 24. And Akshay’s other film, the much awaited Rohit Shetty directorial, Sooryavanshi is scheduled to release at this time. So assuming Sooryavanshi releases on Friday May 22, Laxmmi Bomb will hit cinemas after 15 days of the former! And obviously, that’s too small a gap between two significant releases. Akshay Kumar has always had multiple releases in a year but he makes sure to space out the films well. There’s always a minimum gap of three months and this is ideal so that the promotions of two films don’t fall at the same time, lest viewers get confused.

WAIT, WHAT: Akshay Kumar-starrer Laxmmi Bomb to release just TWO WEEKS AFTER Sooryavanshi?

As a result, this almost back-to-back release of two Akshay Kumar films has also concerned fans and even the industry and trade. Sooryavanshi is a big film and everyone is confident that it’ll turn out to be Akshay’s biggest grosser, finally taking him in the elusive Rs. 200 crore club. For that, it’ll need 3-4 weeks to sustain and do well. If another significant release comes out in just a couple of weeks, it can affect both films. Or it can majorly affect Laxmmi Bomb. This was seen in November 2005. Akshay Kumar first presented his comedy-of-errors Garam Masala on Diwali, that is, November 2. Three weeks later, his other comic caper, Deewane Huye Paagal, released on November 25. The second film sadly didn’t work despite being a fine entertainer and got its due only later on television. Trade experts felt that this happened since both films were in the same space. Sooryavanshi and Laxmmi Bomb’s genres are drastically different but still, such kind of schedule is not recommended.

There are murmurs that Akshay and the makers of both the films won’t allow such kind of release of both films. As a result, one can expect Sooryavanshi to change its release date. After all, it’s releasing on the day when another film is about to release, Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Inshallah. It stars Salman Khan and Eid has been his bastion since 2009, barring 2013 when Shah Rukh Khan-starrer Chennai Express took the slot. And there have been talks of Sooryavanshi makers planning to avoid this clash with Salman and Alia Bhatt-starrer. So an announcement from Sooryavanshi producers can be expected regarding the change of schedule.

If Sooryavanshi makers don’t move, it’ll be interesting to see how three big films, starring such big stars, release in a gap of two weeks and whether they manage to succeed at the box office!

Also Read: FIRST LOOK: Akshay Kumar’s Laxmmi Bomb look is INTENSE, film to release on June 5, 2020

Posted: May 18, 2019, 7:18 am

Life In A… Metro was a 2007 film directed by Anurag Basu. The movie’s plot revolved around 9 lives that were somehow intertwined with each other. Starring actors like Dharmendra, Shilpa Shetty, Kangana Ranaut, Irrfan Khan, Sharman Joshi, and Konkona Sensharma among the others, the movie did not really fare well at the box office. However, the music that was given in the film was and still is one of the most appreciated albums.

Anurag Basu directorial Life In A… Metro’s sequel to be titled Ludo

The makers have been in talks for the sequel of this film since a very long time and the movie even went on floors a few months ago. The star cast as of now consists of Fatima Sana Shaikh, Rajkummar Rao, Abhishek Bachchan, Sanya Malhotra, Pankaj Thripathi, and Aditya Roy Kapur among the others. The tentative release date of the film is January 24, 2020 and there might be a chance that it will be titled Ludo. There have been no confirmations as to what the final title will be and this being a tentative one, we wonder how the storyline will pan out for this.

The multi-starrer is one of the highly anticipated films. As of now, Anurag Basu is currently on the judging panel of a kids’ dance reality show, Super Dancer 3.

Also Read: Anurag Basu’s untitled next starring Abhishek Bachchan, Fatima Sana Shaikh, Rajkummar Rao and others to release in January 2020!

Posted: May 18, 2019, 7:07 am

Salman Khan and Aayush Sharma are set to work together and buzz is that the two are even looking for movies together and they are even reading scripts. Salman has been keen on remaking a Marathi film, Mulshi Pattern, which is an intense, gritty drama. Bollywood Hungama has reported earlier that he has acquired rights for the same. Most probably he would star in it with brother in law Aayush.

Insiders claim that Salman has shortlisted the film but it is not confirmed if he would go through with it. But one thing is for sure, we would very soon see him along with Aayush Sharma in a movie. The source close to the actor reveals that both are keen on doing a film which would suit them both and so, they would carefully curate a script.

Aayush’s last film was LoveYatri which released during the festival of Navratri last year. He was pitched a romantic hero in the movie. There is a chance that we would get to see a new side to him with his new film.

Salman Khan, on the other hand, is very busy with Bharat promotions. He also has been working on Dabangg 3 in the city. After Dabangg 3, he would move on to make Inshallah with Alia Bhatt. He also is interested in making a remake of a Korean movie, Veteran.

Also Read: Salman Khan to make Hindi remake of Marathi film Mulshi Pattern starring Aayush Sharma in the lead

Posted: May 18, 2019, 6:06 am

There were  reports recently  suggesting that Anil Sharma was  planning a sequel to his 2002  mega-hit Gadar: Ek Prem Katha the pre-partition love story about an Indian Sikh following his  lady-love into Pakistan  after  India  was divided  into two.

Sunny Deol DENIES plans for Gadar 2

The film broke many box-office records and went on to become the most successful film  of Sunny Deol’s career. Now 17 years later the Indian entertainment media suddenly woke up to talks of a sequel to the film.

This sounded far-fetched as the concept is a bit dated.  Back then talk about Indo-Pak amity was encouraged on every platform including cinema where cross-border love stories like Gadar and Veer-Zara were big box-office successes.

Who would attempt something suggesting a love relationship across the border during these times of cross-border terrorism? Not Sunny Deol, for sure, as he is currently  fighting election on  a  BJP  ticket.

When I asked Sunny about Gadar 2 he laughed, “I don’t have time to think of any films right now.I don’t know where this rumour came from.”

Director Anil Sharma also denied any immediate plans of a Gadar sequel. Said Sharma, “News hai aati raheti hai. Jab kuch fix hoga I’ll let you know.”

Also Read: Sunny Deol and his convoy meet with an accident near Gurdaspur National Highway

Posted: May 18, 2019, 6:06 am

When we say breakout stars - Rajkummar Rao and Bhumi Pednekar - are the two names who definitely need appreciation. So, it is obvious that fans would love to see them together in a movie, someday. And their wishes might just come true - courtesy Karan Johar and his production house - Dharma Productions.

EXCLUSIVE: Rajkummar Rao and Bhumi Pednekar roped in for Karan Johar's romantic comedy?

As per the sources, Rajkummar Rao and Bhumi Pednekar will reportedly come together in an upcoming romantic comedy which will be produced by Karan Johar. As the production is making sure to bring new pairs on big screen, this one will surely win the hearts of the audience. While we wait for the confirmation, it surely looks like an interesting pairing.

Interestingly, in Koffee With Karan 6, Rajkummar and Bhumi came together as the guests and this happened to be the debut on KWK. Coincidence?

The year 2017 was an amazing year for both the actors. While Rajkummar has been in the industry for a while now, he received a lot of accolades in that one year for his work in Trapped, Bareilly Ki Barfi and Newton. With the success of Stree in 2018, he has emerged as a Rs 100 crore hero.

Bhumi Pednekar was one of the finest performers of 2017 with only one film in her kitty. She was definitely one of the breakout stars of 2017 with two successes at the box office – Toilet – Ek Prem Katha and Shubh Mangal Saavdhan.

On the work front, both of them have several projects in the pipeline. Rajkummar Rao will be starring in Mental Hai Kya, Turram Khan, Made In China, Anuraj Basu's next, Imli, Rooh-Afza. Bhumi Pednekar will be seen in Saand Ki Aankh, horror comedy with Vicky Kaushal and Takht.

ALSO READ: Koffee With Karan 6: Rajkummar Rao on why he isn’t getting married to Patralekhaa, Bhumi Pednekar confesses she wouldn’t mind link up rumour with Aditya Roy Kapur

Posted: May 18, 2019, 5:59 am

Karan Oberoi, who has been associated with the Band Of Boys, was arrested this month for alleged rape and blackmail. In a shocking turn of events, Karan was accused by a woman he was in a relationship since 2016 of rape and blackmail. Karan was nabbed by the police as soon as these charges were confirmed.

After being held, his lawyer appealed to the court for Oberoi’s bail. He also submitted text messages as proof which highlighted that the complainant too was indulging Oberoi by sending him nudes.

Despite the picture and text message proof, court REJECTED Karan Oberoi’s bail plea. Additional Sessions Judge S Baghele turned down the actor's bail plea. Following this, Oberoi’s counsel has claimed that the complainant’s allegations were false and that they would appeal to High Court for the bail now.

Karan’s counsel has further alleged that Karan met the victim through a dating app and she tried to seduce the Band of Boys member by sending nude photographs. Karan’s plea also involves allegations against the complainant for using black magic and also about her torturous behavior.

Also Read: Karan Oberoi applies for bail and hands over text proof as evidence in the alleged rape case

Posted: May 18, 2019, 3:26 am

Tanushree Dutta kick started the Me Too movement in India after she blatantly accused Nana Patekar, amongst other industry veterans of sexually harassing her. A strict cognizance was taken about this and an investigation is on against the accused. Just a couple of days back there was a news floating that because the witnesses did not remember the exact events of the night the  harassment incident took place on the sets of Horn Ok Pleass ten years ago, there was NO case against Nana.

Now, Tanushree’s lawyer Nitin Satpute has issued a statement about this matter. He states that the police cannot orally give a clean chit to any offender and therefore, an investigation is underway. He wrote, “That Bogus news and rumours have been spread on the social media and through other mediums that clean chit has been given to the Nana Patekar by the Oshiwara police station, in respect of the crime registered against Nana Patekar by Tanushree Dutta for the offence of sexual harassment.”

He further said, “n fact, no clean chit is given to Nana Patekar and other accused by the police. Clean chit cannot be given orally, it can be approved by the concerned magistrate. The rumours have been spread only to get some work in the film industry. As the accused person has lost their work in the film industry. The clean chit can be approved by the court after filing a summary report for the classification of offence.”

He added, “Police have recorded almost 15 witnesses but key witnesses who are the eyewitness of the incident have not recorded their statements. Witnesses are not coming forward because of fear of the accused persons as they are highly influential. Witnesses have approached the media show too and given their statement before media that they are eyewitness but police have not recorded their statement yet. One is very much eyewitness of the incident is not ready to come forward to support the version of the Tanushree Dutta as 10 years back she was put in hurdle and legal complication.

The investigation is going on and the police are doing their job at their level best. There is a little delay in the investigation as police are busy in controlling law and order situation as well and the election Process. Police are doing their best. Some witnesses or implies by the interested person so that they are not coming forward and listen until the accused get arrested as there is no protection or security or safety for the witnesses. If the accused arrested then the witness will feel safe and will come forward to record their statement in the police station”

Also Read: Tanushree Dutta CONFESSED to have gone under knife and being forced to do a boob job

Posted: May 18, 2019, 3:20 am

Not too long ago we had reported that Amitabh Bachchan is all set to make his Kollywood debut with SJ Suryah’s Uyarntha Manidan! The superstar has also been posting photos of the Tamil film, which is titled as Tera Yaar Hoon Main in Hindi, on social media. However, now we hear that the film has faced a major setback. The film, directed by Tamilvaan, is expected to face a delay and one of the reasons is getting a production house on board!

Amitabh Bachchan film Uyarntha Manidan aka Tera Yaar Hoon Main faces setback! Here’s what happened!

Amitabh Bachchan had announced about his Kollywood debut, Uyarntha Manidan on twitter wherein he had posted photos from the sets of the film, revealing his look. But recent reports claim that the film shoot has been pushed further, even though the first schedule of it has wrapped up. In recent reports, SJ Suryah has addressed these rumours wherein he mentioned about a small issue between Amitabh Bachchan and the production house. Further assuring that the matter will be resolved, he assured that the issue will indeed be taken forward. He also stated that he will be going to Mumbai to resolve the matter soon after the release of his film Monster.

His statement also referred to the varied problems that Suryah faced along with Tamilvaan to get the film till this stage. Hence, he doesn’t want to give up on the matter soon. He also went on to clarify on the matter about how Amitabh Bachchan was kept in the dark when a new production came on board. He maintained that they were contractually bound to inform Amitabh if someone new joins the team but they failed to inform the superstar about a new production house coming on board.

Furthermore, denying rumours that Amitabh didn’t like the way the Tamil - Hindi bilingual was shaping up, Suryah went on to add that Amitabh had already informed them that he can only allot 20 days to finish the film’s schedule. In case, the makers are unable to complete the same, the next set of dates can only be allotted after two months owing to his busy schedule.

Currently, the progress of Uyarntha Manidan aka Tera Yaar Hoon Main is such that they have completed the first schedule and they are yet to finalize the dates for the second schedule. They are waiting for the issue to be solved after which they will announce about the next schedule.

Also Read: Amitabh Bachchan’s Hindi – Tamil bilingual titled Tera Yaar Hoon Main

Posted: May 17, 2019, 2:26 pm

Farhan Akhtar is currently prepping in full swing to get in the skin for his character in the movie, Toofan in which he will be essaying the role of a boxer. The actor is leaving no stone unturned for his prep and giving no day a miss from his workout regime.

Toofan Farhan Akhtar’s intense prep details revealed

Be it a regular day or a a day off, Farhan never misses his workout to keep up with the hustle. A testimony of the same can be seen on his social media where the multi-talented personality gives a sneak peek into his regime as he shares a picture, "Make each day count"

Farhan is training under Drew Neal who is the former world kickboxing champion, making sure there is no compromise on the guidance.

The actor is doing his bit for the society to promote sports by his films giving an impactful message through them. Owing to the actors' popularity Farhan as he has been chosen as the Indian

Also Read: Farhan Akhtar gets into his sporty avatar while training for Toofan

Posted: May 17, 2019, 12:19 pm

Right after success of Tiger Zinda Hai, Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif are coming together for yet another interesting story with Bharat. The film, helmed by Ali Abbas Zafar, is set for Eid 2019 release. This afternoon, the actors and the director launched another song 'Zinda’ from the album.

Zinda Song Launch Salman Khan feels Katrina Kaif will win National Award for Bharat

At the song launch event, Salman Khan could not stop raving about Katrina Kaif and her performance in Bharat. The actor was at his goofy best at the launch event this afternoon. When asked about the film, Salman said that Katrina Kaif might even win a National Award for the film. “She (Katrina) is very good in the movie, and I am sure she’ll get a National Award for this,” he quipped at the song launch.

Directed by Ali Abbas Zafar, Bharat is produced by Atul Agnihotri’s Reel Life Production Pvt. Ltd and Bhushan Kumar’s T-Series releasing Eid 2019.

Also Read: Bharat: Ali Abbas Zafar turns lyricist for the first time, jokes about getting an extra incentive by Salman Khan

Posted: May 17, 2019, 10:17 am

Hina Khan made HEADLINES after she appeared on the Cannes red carpet on Day 1. Whilst it was a very proud moment for the entire television industry, Filmfare editor Jitesh Pillai created controversy after he put up a story with Hina’s picture in it and a caption: “Cannes has suddenly become Chandivali studios kya?"

The industry bashed the editor and called out his elitist attitude. He later clarified that his comment was misconstrued and that he meant it in a good way. He also claimed to have always supported artistes despite their background and therefore this was NOT an attack on the outsiders. At the Bharat song launch today, Salman Khan was asked to comment on this controversy courted by the ex Bigg Boss contestant. He was a bit sarcastic in his approach and supported Hina saying, “That was very responsible of that editor to make a comment like that. Very thoughtful of that editor to make a comment like that on Hina. But was he trying to say? Cannes is Chandivli or Chandivli is Cannes?”

Salman is meanwhile very busy with Bharat which is releasing this Eid. He is also working on Dabangg 3 simultaneously.

Also Read: What’s brewing with the Khans? Salman, Shah Rukh and Aamir have been MEETING in SECRET very often!

Posted: May 17, 2019, 10:08 am

Well, ever since its announcement, Raj Kumar Gupta has always been sure that India’s Most Wanted is a complete patriotic project inspired by real life incidents. With Arjun Kapoor playing the role of a spy, the film is expected to release this month and is currently in the process of censor certification. During their screening with CBFC recently, it is being said that the officials at the board demanded cuts of certain references being made to religious books because they feared hurting sentiments. Keeping in mind the same, we hear that the makers of the film too have decided to abide by the decision.

CBFC asks India’s Most Wanted makers to chop off Gita and Quran references; makers abide by the decision!

Central Board of Film Certification which is currently headed by Prasoon Joshi seems to taking a careful path as they want to keep in mind the sensitivity of religion and its repercussions. Hence, considering the situation, the CBFC has decided to play safe and asked the makers of India’s Most Wanted to remove the dialogues that are making references to Lord Krishna – Gita and Quran from the film and its trailer. It seems that the scene comes when Arjun is having a verbal showdown with a terrorist!

Coming to the film, India’s Most Wanted will see Arjun Kapoor in the role of a spy for the first time. It is based on real life incidents and is expected to be inspired by the life of Yasin Bhatkal. The film, unlike quintessential commercial films, doesn’t have a leading lady and is based on the covert operation taken by five people who decide to take down India’s biggest feared terrorist on their own without any force!

India’s Most Wanted, produced by Raj Kumar Gupta and Myra Karn under banners Rapchik Films and Fox Star Studios, is expected to release on May 24.

Also Read: India’s Most Wanted Trailer Launch: “We are making a film that is pro-Indian” – Arjun Kapoor

Posted: May 17, 2019, 7:38 am

Shreya Ghoshal is currently making news as she had to face disappointment whilst travelling recently. The popular singer took to social media where she expressed her anger and disappointment over Singapore Airlines when they refused to let her take musical instruments. When she addressed the concerns on social media, she also received a reply from Singapore Airlines!

Shreya Ghoshal blasts Singapore Airlines for not letting her carry musical instruments; Airlines RESPONDS!

Shreya Ghoshal took to Twitter to discuss the issues she faced with Singapore Airlines and she said, “I guess @SingaporeAir does not want musicians or any body who has a precious instrument to fly with on this airline. Well. Thank you. Lesson learnt.” On the other hand, addressing her issues, the airlines responded saying, “Hi Shreya, we are sorry to hear this. May we seek more details of your concerns and what was last advised by our colleagues? Thank you.”

I guess @SingaporeAir does not want musicians or any body who has a precious instrument to fly with on this airline. Well. Thank you. Lesson learnt.

— Shreya Ghoshal (@shreyaghoshal) May 15, 2019

Hi Shreya, we are sorry to hear this. May we seek more details of your concerns and what was last advised by our colleagues? Thank you.

— Singapore Airlines (@SingaporeAir) May 15, 2019

On the other hand, the singer got a lot of support from her fans who kept encouraging her for staying strong in such situations. Shreya later took to Instagram to share a photo from her flight journey!

 

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Posted: May 17, 2019, 7:01 am

Huma Qureshi, who is currently gearing up for her third Cannes appearance and is in the midst of prepping for walking the prestigious red carpet at the French Riviera. In between her work commitments, she attended a special screening of Student Of The Year 2 which was hosted for Bollywood celebs. Sohail Khan and wife Seema Khan too were a part of the same. Followed by the event, a media report claimed that Huma was ignored by Sohail’s wife Seema and vice versa because of an alleged past affair between Sohail and Huma. Obviously, this didn’t go down well with Huma who expressed her hurt and anger on social media as she lambasted the media report!

Huma Qureshi lashes out a media report for maligning her reputation and fueling up link up rumours with Sohail Khan

About a few years ago, Huma Qureshi was the face of the cricket team that Sohail Khan owned at the Celebrity Cricket League. Owing to the constant buzz regarding their alleged affair, Huma had then too taken to social media to deny the reports! Eventually, after her contract ended, she was replaced by Kriti Sanon which further fueled up speculations that the replacement happened due to the alleged affair. Now yet again, according to the said media report, it was being said that a video captured during the screening featured that there was extreme tension that was being sensed between Seema Khan and Huma Qureshi and referred to affair rumours that were doing the rounds in 2015.

However, Huma Qureshi refused to take the report lying down and slammed the media report on Twitter. She also accused them of maligning her reputation with such reports. She tagged Sohail Khan and Seema Khan saying, “You need to apologise to all of us !! You have no ethics, no morality and just because actors choose to ignore idiots like you .. you think we are scared of u. Not at all.”

You need to apologise to all of us !! You have no ethics , no morality and just because actors choose to ignore idiots like you .. you think we are scared of u . Not at all.

— Huma Qureshi (@humasqureshi) May 13, 2019

Just because I refused to do an interview with your lousy portal you will write crap like this .. Shame on you ! How dare you malign my reputation like that ..

— Huma Qureshi (@humasqureshi) May 13, 2019

Here’s a glimpse of the way Huma Qureshi had taken to Twitter to clarify the then ongoing affair rumours between her and Sohail Khan.

Kuch bhi likhte ho #MumbaiMirror aap.. Sohail Khan is like my elder brother .. Kuch toh facts check karo!

— Huma Qureshi (@humasqureshi) December 31, 2015

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Posted: May 17, 2019, 6:30 am

From among the four high-profile recent Bollywood weddings (Anushka-Virat, Sonam-Anand, Deepika-Ranveer, Priyanka-Nick) it looks like Sonam and Anand would be the first to embrace parenthood.

Sonam Kapoor Ahuja preparing for motherhood

The fabulously happy wife Sonam K Ahuja, nee Kapoor, is on the cusp of motherhood. Sources close to the Kapoor family say, Sonam is slowing down with her movie projects so that she can “slip into motherhood without the work suffering.” A source close to the Kapoors says the couple, especially Sonam’s ecstatic husband Anand, is keen to start a family, “as soon as possible.”

“This is why Sonam is not signing any new films at the moment. She wants to keep the deck clear for the real-life role of a mom,” says the source.

Also Read: Sonam Kapoor Ahuja dressed in Sabyasachi is sending us to couture heaven!

Posted: May 17, 2019, 6:12 am