Ranbir Kapoor recently bagged a Filmfare award in the best actor category for his outstanding performance in Sanju. His acting in the film was appreciated by the audiences and critics alike. The movie was one of the best comebacks Ranbir could have had. From the precision in his body language, to his looks, Ranbir put a lot of hard work for this role and his hard work had really paid off. He has managed to impress a whole lot of people with his work.
His father Rishi Kapoor could not attend the awards night for he is in New York with his wife Neetu Kapoor. The couple has been living in NYC for over 6 months now as Rishi Kapoor is undergoing treatment. There were reports that the two will soon be returning to India but Rishi Kapoor has resumed his treatment again. To congratulate their son, Neetu Kapoor took to Instagram to share an adorable picture of Ranbir and Alia Bhatt holding the black lady and captioned it, “AND moments like these make you forget all the stress congratulations so proud n happy #filmfareawards #bestactor#bestactress ????????????????????????????????????” While Neetu Kapoor’s post left us all in awe, Rishi Kapoor recently said in an interview that Neetu and him are very proud of Ranbir Kapoor as he has won himself as many as 6 major awards in his career span of 11 and a half years.
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Isn’t that just adorable? On the work front, Ranbir Kapoor will be starring opposite Alia Bhatt in Ayan Mukerji’s directorial, Brahmastra. The movie is a modern take on superhero and also stars Amitabh Bachchan and Nagarjuna in pivotal roles. Apart from Brahmastra, Ranbir will also be starring in Shamshera opposite Vaani Kapoor.
Bollywood and politics have always been associated with each other. As elections are around the corner, many Bollywood personalities are seen openly campaigning for the various political parties. Adding on to the list is the name of veteran actress and Rangeela girl Urmila Matondkar. Reports suggest that Urmila will now contest elections representing the Congress party from the Mumbai North constituency. She confirmed to this development and claimed that she has been inspired by Jawaharlal Nehru, Mahatma Gandhi, the founders of the party, and therefore has taken up this opportunity to serve the society.
Urmila has clout and fan following and therefore her association with Congress might prove profitable for the party. She will contest elections against BJP's sitting MP Gopal Shetty. Mumbai North constituency is crucial. Gurudas Kamat, Sanjay Nirupam are a couple of names who have been associated with this constituency. Incidentally, actresses Asavari Joshi and Shilpa Shinde also wanted party tickets but Congress denied their plea and granted this opportunity to Matondkar instead.
Urmila has stayed away from the limelight for a long time barring a few advertisements and appearances in events and so it would be a great platform for her. She was last in news for her marriage to model Mohsin Akhtar Mir in 2016.
Kareena Kapoor Khan and Akshay Kumar have come together on screen after nine years and their fans can’t keep calm. They rock together and they have amaze chemistry together which is what makes them such a viable couple. The wait is finally over for the masses as they have already started shooting for Karan Johar’s Good News with Diljit Dosanjh and Kiara Advani as second leads and there are some interesting developments with regard to this. We had earlier reported that the couple was supposed to fly to Delhi for a special schedule. Well, the makers wanted to shoot a dance number with the lead couple at a Delhi nightclub and here is EVERYTHING you need to know about the same.
So, the song is a reprised version of a hit nineties Indipop track, Sauda Khara Khara by Sukhbir and DJ Chetas has re-arranged it for our benefit. The song was originally featured on Bipasha Basu and Dino Morea. In the track specially made for Good News, the lead couple will groove to some snazzy steps and the song is sure going to be the next chartbuster! The overall vibe of the video will be fun and it will highlight the chemistry between Bebo and Akki.
Kareena and Akshay play a married couple in the movie that try to have a baby through IVF. Kiara and Diljit’s characters help them achieve this feat. Good News is a slice of life film which will highlight the issues faced by the new age couples. Kareena’s last film was Veere Di Wedding which was her first film after she had Taimur. Her next film is Takht again with the same banner. Akshay, on the other hand, is working on Sooryavanshi.
If you’re an ardent Kriti Sanon fan, you might be aware of how active her mother, Geeta Sanon is on social media. Just like every mother, Geeta manages to like and retweet most of the content that mentions Kriti in it. She manages to catch up to almost all the activities that involve Kriti and we think it is just adorable. In an exclusive conversation with Bollywood Hungama, Kriti revealed that her mom is much more active on social media than her.
It all started in a fun Twitter session where Kriti was to answer the tweets of her fans. When one of the fans asked her about doing a movie with younger sibling Nupur, she said, “If that happens my mom’s going to make a separate account where she will retweet from both her accounts. I think all moms are like that, anybody’s mom will do that. She is way more active than me. She tells me about my fans’ birthdays also, like she will tell me this person has written it’s their birthday so wish them. Like she’s like my person who reminds me to wish this one or that one.”
Watch the complete video here.
Isn’t that just the cutest thing you’ve watched all day? More power to Geeta Sanon for being such an awesome mom!
On the work front, Kriti will next be seen in Panipat: The Great Betrayal opposite Arjun Kapoor and Arjun Patiala opposite Diljit Dosanjh! Both the projects are poles apart from each other as the former is a period drama and the latter is a full-fledged comedy film.
We are all aware of how woke the police departments’ social media accounts are. Rajasthan Police has proved yet again that they are the coolest ones around who manage to deliver social messages with the latest memes. Drug addiction in every state has been quite a problem and Rajasthan Police’s social media handle decided to do their bit. The latest in the long line of memes is a still of Alia Bhatt from Kalank dressed as a bride. The meme is being used for the most bizarre situations there ever have been.
Kalank is a period drama starring Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt, Aditya Roy Kapur, Sonakshi Sinha, Madhuri Dixit, and Sanjay Dutt. The movie has created a lot of buzz due to the stellar star cast and the larger than life cinematography. The movie has released two songs so far and both of them have been a massive hit amongst the audience. The fans have recently started sharing their videos of dancing to these numbers gaining retweets from Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan. However, what wins the battle is this post by Rajasthan Police. Even Varun Dhawan replied to the tweet promoting the social message. Their Twitter handle tweeted, “Stealing money for buying #Drugs? If yes, then the #Kalank of theft & being a drug addict is going to end your happiness.
Stop consuming #Drugs or else they'll consume you.
@aliaa08 @karanjohar @Varun_dvn @sonakshisinha @adityaroy @DIPRRajasthan @ashokgehlot51”
Take a look at the tweets.
Stealing money for buying #Drugs?
If yes, then the #Kalank of theft & being a drug addict is going to end your happiness.
— Rajasthan Police (@PoliceRajasthan) March 26, 2019
Say no to drugs https://t.co/upBGmvl42P
— Varun ZAFAR Dhawan (@Varun_dvn) March 26, 2019
Kalank is slated to release on April 17, and is surely going to be a magnum opus. Set in the year of 1945, Kalank was the last project that late Yash Johar worked on and now Karan Johar is taking it in his hands.
Kriti Sanon’s latest release Luka Chuppi did wonders at the box office and it is one of her best performances. This rom-com had the audience laughing out loud with its impeccable star cast and their comic timings. She is undoubtedly one of the prettiest and talented actresses in today’s age. Be it her fashion skills, or her dancing, she has managed to floor quite a lot of people with her talent. During the promotions of Luka Chuppi, Kriti got in an exclusive conversation with Bollywood Hungama and in a fun Twitter session, a fan asked her if the fans will see her and her sister Nupur doing a movie any time soon?
Kriti Sanon replied, “That will be exciting. I mean, I haven’t come across a script like that yet. But, if that happens, it is going to be like a dream that you know maybe I sometimes see. If that happens, it will be great and it’s going to be a fantastic thing. It will be a film that I will never forget!” Those who follow Kriti ardently on social media, know that her bond with Nupur is just precious and the sibling’s duo share an amazing relationship. Their posts on social media are straight up aww-dorable.
Check out the video.
On the work front, Kriti has two big movies lined up; one of them being Panipat – The Great Betrayal, opposite Arjun Kapoor and the other one being Arjun Patiala, opposite Diljit Dosanjh. While Panipat is a period drama, Arjun Patiala is a comedy film. Kriti also rubbished the rumours of Arjun Patiala being a rom-com.
Kabir Khan has over the years entertained us with films that more often than not have a message hidden within the entertaining visage. Be it a drama like Bajrangi Bhaijaan or any of the other film Khan has come to be known as a filmmaker who pays immense attention to research and detail. Well, in a recent interview with Bollywood Hungama, Kabir Khan got talking about what he thinks is the problem between India and Pakistan. Besides sharing his thoughts on this, the maverick filmmaker also revealed that he would definitely do a film based on India and Pakistan.
When questioned about what and where he thought the issues between India and Pakistan stemmed from and what his film looked like in retrospect Kabir explained, “All of them (Phantom, Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Ek Tha Tiger) would seem schizophrenic, but that is exactly the relationship we have, it is all kinds of dynamics coming to India - Pakistan relationship. What I have always maintained is that there are two parts of a country, one is the state and one is the people. And as long as we keep the state and the people apart we will begin to understand and be able to move forward much better. It is when we start mixing up everything, that causes a problem, and that happens on both sides, we view them as a whole and they view us as the same. We blame them all for what their government is doing and they blame everyone here for what our government does.”
Explaining what he thinks the problem both the countries face Kabir Khan added, “So I think, that is the biggest problem between two countries; you have to start seeing the distinction between the common man and the government of the day. Unfortunately, I think the media on both sides is becoming extremely loud and shrill and is not at all helping in being able to see the greys, everything is black and white and unfortunately the media is so powerful, and every night if you are going to see certain perspectives being screamed out on TV sets it’s not going to help. Instead it is just going to keep creating a bigger and bigger divide.”
Concluding the interview, Kabir Khan honestly admitted that he would definitely make a film set against the back drop of the India – Pakistan relationship saying, “I have always approached my films first for the story. I have never set out to make a film with the backdrop of India and Pakistan. Whether it is Phantom, Bajrangi Bhaijaan, or Ek Tha Tiger it is the story that first gets me. So if there is a story that comes and excites me today, and it is set against the backdrop of India and Pakistan I would definitely do it. But I would not retro fit it. I would not pick up a story today only because India and Pakistan are so much in the news today.”
The awards season has officially begun in Bollywood as many have already taken home the prestigious ones. Recently, Alia Bhatt won Best Actress award for Raazi at the Filmfare Awards 2019. Deepika Padukone was nominated for her performance in Padmaavat. While the actress was happy for Alia Bhatt, Deepika's fans are quite disappointed.
When Deepika lost out to Alia at the Filmfare Awards 2019, one of her fan clubs lashed out at the organizers. They even questioned how Ranveer Singh and Ayushmann Khurrana shared Best Actor Critics award but when it came to Best Actress category, the same rule wasn't followed. Deepika got the wind of it and responded to the fan club to end of the backlash. She commented, "To all my Fans, I am sorry I let you all down and promise to work harder than ever before… #upwards&onwards."
Just a day ago, Deepika Padukone released the first look of her film Chhapaak in which she is essaying the role of Laxmi Agarwal, the brave acid attack survivour. Directed by Meghna Gulzar, the film is set for January 2020 release.
Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions are free from the legal trouble as the Income Tax department has exempted the company from the tax amounting to Rs 7 crore. Karan Johar’s production house was embroiled in an ongoing legal battle with the IT department because of some discrepancies in their records amounting to Rs 7 crores. The production house took the case to High Court where the division bench of Justice Akil Kureshi and Sarang Kotwal dismissed the appeal by the IT and granted relief to Dharma.
For the uninitiated, the said cases were filed looking at the records of Kaal and Dostana movies which released during 2005-2006 and 2007-2008 financial year. Karan Johar's production house claimed to have spent Rs 2.67 crore as expenses for positive prints and advertisement for Kaal and Rs 4.46 crore was claimed as advertisement expenses for Dostana. IT deemed this as illegal because the expenses came up only after the movie was granted the U/A certificate. HC dismissed this on the grounds that though the said expenses could not be deemed as ‘cost of production’ there is another section in IT which allowed to file the said expenses in the section, ‘business expenses’.
Karan is gearing up for Kalank starring Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, Madhu Dixit, Sanjay Dutt, Aditya Roy Kapur and Sonkashi Sinha. Next off, he has Takht starring Alia Bhatt, Ranveer Singh, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Janhvi Kapoor and Bhumi Pednekar.
It is HAPPENING finally! Suniel Shetty’s son Ahan Shetty is all set to make his debut and the makers have finally signed his leading lady. Ahan who will debut with Sajid Nadiadwala’s RX 100 remake will romance none other than the Student of the Year 2 fame Tara Sutaria. The makers confirmed this in an official statement. The film will be directed by Milan Luthria and is currently in the pre-production stage. The movie will go on floors in June.
Luthria said in an official statement, “The plot of the film is very intriguing. It is a love saga which will leave the audience surprised. It's a stark love story, with both the leads having strong parts. I have seen Tara and Ahan perform together during the rehearsal workshops and they have immense chemistry. We're set to go now.”
Producer Sajid Nadiadwala said, “We have found our leading lady and I must say that Tara is really a proficient actor. I feel they (Tara and Ahan) will make a really romantic and an interesting pair for the audiences to see. We shall begin shooting from June.”
The yet untitled film is being produced under the banner Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment and is presented by Fox Star Studios. It will go on the floors by June this year. RX 100 is a blockbuster Telugu film which released in 2018. The film is replete with a lot of action, oodles of drama and romance.
Vivek Oberoi is coming out with Narendra Modi biopic and well, guess who has a bone to pick with him? Salman Khan. Now it is well known fact that Salman Khan and Vivek Oberoi do not see eye to eye. There is a lot of history between them and therefore Salman and Vivek have no association. Despite this, Salman is reportedly angry with the fact that his song, ‘Suno Gour Se Duniya Walon’, from his unfinished movie Dus was used in the Narendra Modi biopic starring Vivek. Since T-Series has the music rights of the film and Salman’s old track also has the copyright, there is no legal issue with regard to this. The Bharat star will not take any action since he does not want to ruffle Prime Minister’s feathers and he is close to T-Series too. It is reported that though very upset he does not want to take the matter further.
On professional front, Salman has wrapped up Bharat with Katrina Kaif, Jackie Shroff, Disha Patani, Tabu and is gearing up to shoot Dabangg 3 with Sonakshi Sinha in April. The movie will be wrapped up in a start to finish schedule in Wai and Madhya Pradesh. Salman has his calendar filled as he will then be working on Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Inshallah and has locked a film post that too. Atul Agnihotri has bought the rights of Korean film Veteran. Salman will star in the Hindi adaptation of the same.
The Bharat actor was also supposed to do a concert along with his Dabangg Reloaded team including Katrina Kaif, Sonakshi Sinha, Jacqueline Fernandez and Daisy Shah but it did not work out because of untimely rains in Dubai.
Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif have starred in several films together. The actress made her debut opposite the actor in Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya. Their most successful films including the Tiger franchise - Ek Tha Tiger and Tiger Zinda Hai. While Ek Tha Tiger was helmed by Kabir Khan, Tiger Zinda Hai was directed by Ali Abbas Zafar. With Bharat approaching in June, the actors are all set for yet another outing together on the big screen. While their chemistry is undeniable, the fans will get to see more of their chemistry onscreen after Bharat.
As per latest reports, Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif will once again star opposite each other in the third part of the Tiger franchise. They are currently in talks and seems like they are all set for the third installment in the Yash Raj Films' successful franchise. At the Saudi Film Festival, Salman Khan was at a session called An Evening With Salman Khan where he talked about everything about his career, films and entertainment. When asked who is his favourite actress to work with, he said that he loves to work with Katrina Kaif. While talking about his journey in films, he did say that he will be returning for third Tiger film with Katrina after Bharat.
Meanwhile, Bharat starring Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif and helmed by Ali Abbas Zafar will release on June 5, 2019.
Salman Khan is gearing up for yet another Eid release, Bharat in June. The actor, who recently wrapped up the film, will be reuniting with Ali Abbas Zafar after Sultan and Tiger Zinda Hai. Katrina Kaif is the leading lady of the film and the film is under post production. As the fans are eagerly waiting to catch a glimpse of the film, we finally know when the first trailer of the film will be out.
Salman Khan starrer Bharat's trailer will be launched on April 24, 2019. Not only that, the double dhamaka news is that the trailer will also be attached to the highly anticipated Hollywood film, Avengers: Endgame which is set to release on April 26 in India.
The actor will be seen sporting five different looks spanning over 60 years, including a crucial part which will showcase the actor in his late 20s, looking much leaner and younger. Including stellar performers like Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, Disha Patani, Jackie Shroff, Tabu, and Sunil Grover, the Ali Abbas Zafar directorial boasts of an ensemble cast promising power-packed performances.
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.
Kangana Ranaut is known to play roles that are challenging and are always helping her better herself as an actress. Her previous works have gained a lot of appreciation from the audiences and the critics alike. Her roles make her stand out from the rest of the crowd and of course, her performance brings the characters to life. From her role as Rani in Queen, to playing Datto in Tanu Weds Manu Returns, to her latest role in Manikarnika as Rani Laxmibai, she has managed to make us fall in love with her even more.
She recently opened up about her upcoming role as late Tamil Nadu CM, Jayalalithaa, in her biopic. While she has made commitments to Panga and Mental Hai Kya, she said she will be learning Tamil for her role. The movie is said to release in two languages and most of the scenes are going to be in Tamil. Kangana is planning to take professional lessons for the language as she wants to get into the skin of the character. While reading the script, she felt Jayalalithaa’s personality is a lot like her own and she could see herself playing the role right after the first reading.
This movie will also be the first time where a Bollywood actress will be taking the lead in a south based movie. Kangana has always had a keen interest in regional films and she feels that there is a major lack of connect with the audience there as a Hindi actor. She also said that she was waiting for the right role to come in. The movie is titled Thalaivi in Tamil and Jaya in Hindi and is likely to go on floors in September this year.
Marvel India has teamed up with India’s musical maestro - A.R. Rahman to bring in his signature stamp of genius for Avengers: Endgame. The Oscar winner will be creating an all-new anthem for Indian fans of Marvel across three languages – Hindi, Tamil and Telugu. The track will be released on April 1.
Fans from across the country are eagerly waiting for the grand conclusion, Avengers: Endgame, making it one of the most anticipated movie of the year. Over the last few years, Indian fans have loved and embraced the Marvel Super Heroes; and the success of Avengers: Infinity War is a reflection of the popularity that it enjoys today. With Thanos snapping away half the population from the planet; the conversations around Avengers: Endgame have been unparalleled.
“Being surrounded by Marvel fans in my own family, there was too much pressure to come with something really satisfying and apt for Avengers: Endgame. I hope Marvel aficionados and music lovers enjoy the track,” said A.R. Rahman.
“Avengers: Endgame is not just a movie; it’s an emotional journey for fans everywhere in India. An original composition by Oscar winner A.R. Rahman was the perfect way to celebrate the love for Marvel among fans in the country. This is our small way of thanking the fans here for their extraordinary support”, said Bikram Duggal, Head - Studios, Marvel India.
It seems that the Me Too movement has taken a new turn in the South industry. While veteran actors have made some unpleasant comments regarding the movement in the past, the trend continues with Radha Ravi this time. Despite being one of the biggest stars in the industry, Nayanthara had to face some offensive comments at the trailer launch of her own film Kolayuthir Kaalam. While the actress is yet to respond to the same, she fortunately found support amongst her colleagues including Radha Ravi’s sister Radhika. Moreover, Badla actress Taapsee Pannu too came out in support of the Tamil actress.
It is a known fact that Taapsee Pannu is quite popular down South too. While she started her career with this industry, the actress has also honestly put forth her opinions and thoughts without inhibitions in the past, even if it is against the industry. This time around too, she came out in support of her fellow colleague Nayanthara by slamming the veteran actor Radha Ravi for making such judgmental comments against the Kolayuthir Kaalam actress.
Radha Ravi had said during the trailer launch of the film that, “Nayanthara plays a ghost also and Sita also. There was a time when we everyone used to search for actresses like KR Vijaya to play the role of a goddess. But now, anyone can play God. People who come across as someone we would like to pray to can also play that role [of a goddess] and people who you will call towards you can also essay the same role.” His comments obviously didn’t go down well with any of the actresses and everyone including Taapsee Pannu slammed him on social media.
Taapsee Pannu questioned as to who gave Radha Ravi the right to decide the character pre requisite for a film. She said, “This is disgusting beyond words. Who asked him about casting pre requisites and is he the president of character certificate association? This comes for one of the strongest actresses of the industry; I can only wonder what he might have to say about others.”
This is disgusting beyond words. Who asked him about casting pre requisites and is he the president of character certificate association? This comes for one of the strongest actresses of the industry,I can only wonder what he might have to say about others https://t.co/tFjTZ04gRB
— taapsee pannu (@taapsee) March 24, 2019
Besides her, the other actress who came out in support of this was Radhika, who is the sister of Radha Ravi. The actress stated on Twitter that she did tell her brother that the comment was made in bad taste.
Nayanthara is one of the few dedicated actors we hav today, have the pleasure knowing her and sharing professional space with her, she is above all this, did not watch full video , but met Ravi today and told him it was not in good taste at all. https://t.co/zTUVSa4fWC
— Radikaa Sarathkumar (@realradikaa) March 24, 2019
Salman Khan was recently touring the Middle East as he had a show for his in Da-Bangg Tour Reloaded in Dubai. The show, however, got cancelled due to the unforeseen weather. A video from his interview at the Saudi Film Festival recently surfaced and it is sure to spike some controversies. It obviously involves Shah Rukh Khan. Even though we’re aware that his meant it in a humorous way, we never know how it might be interpreted by the audiences.
The interviewer asked him about his favorite actress from the industry and his reply was quite expected, it is none other than Katrina Kaif, who will also be seen in his upcoming film Bharat. He even joked about how Katrina thinks the movie is called Bharti instead of Bharat. He elaborated on how he has enjoyed working with her and is looking forward to the release of Bharat. When the interviewer asked him to say a few words to the fans all across the globe, he said, “I really appreciate that, thank you very much. I really appreciate the fans that go to the cinema and watch the movies; those are the fans that I really, really like. The ones who watch it on Torrent and Pirated DVDs, they’re not my fans; they’re Shah Rukh Khan’s fans!” After he said this, he had a good laugh about it as the fans erupted with laughter along with him.
Take a look at the video right here.
Your Favorite Leading Lady?
— Sardar Singh (@iSalmansCombat) March 25, 2019
On the professional front, Salman Khan’s Bharat will hit the silver screens on Eid this year and also stars Disha Patani and Sunil Grover in pivotal roles. Apart from that, he also recently announced his upcoming release with Alia Bhatt opposite him titled Inshallah.
We all are super excited to see a rather interesting cast ensemble in the forthcoming film RRR. It is a known fact that Rajamouli is being associated with grandeur after the stupendous success of the war drama Bahubali featuring Prabhas. For his next RRR, which is also a period drama, albeit set against the pre Independence era, the filmmaker went a step ahead and decided to cast popular Bollywood stars in this magnum opus. After Ajay Devgn and Alia Bhatt came on board, recent reports have it that Kalank co-stars Sanjay Dutt and Varun Dhawan will be coming together for the film.
If recent reports are to be believed, Sanjay Dutt and Varun Dhawan may play crucial roles in the film. While the film entirely revolves around freedom fighters Alluri Seetharamaraju and Komaram Bheem, many actors play roles of fictitious characters that they may have encountered during their disappearance. While Ajay Devgn too plays one such freedom fighter they come across, Alia Bhatt is expected to play the love interest of one of the actors. On the other hand, the details of the characters essayed by Sanjay and Varun are yet to be revealed.
Readers would be aware that RRR is expected to be a fictional story that is weaved around the disappearance of the two freedom fighters Alluri Seetharamaraju and Komaram Bheem who were missing for over a decade before returning to be a part of the final freedom struggle. The film is expected to be made on an extensive budget with Ram Charan and Junior NTR essaying the protagonists.
The film has already gone on floors with the two actors and is expected to hit the big screens next year. The release date of RRR has been scheduled on July 30, 2020.
Salman Khan is all set and raring to go with Dabangg 3 but he already has a very busy year ahead as he has already locked in two more projects besides the Dabangg sequel. While he has just finished Bharat adapted from Ode To My Father, there is yet another Korean drama in the offing for Khan. While we exclusively informed you that the rights of the film Veteran have been bought and Salman is keen on doing the film, the superstar confirmed in a press interview about the same. He said that he is doing Veteran and that Atul Agnihotri has the rights. He said it is a nice film and he will do this film after Sanjay Leela Bhansali's film, Inshallah.
Now for the uninitiated, The Korean film Veteran was a blockbuster and has been the fourth highest grossing film in South Korean cinema history. The movie was made by Ryoo Seung-wan and starred s Hwang Jung-min, a celebrated actor, as the veteran cop and Yoo Ah-in as his arch rival. The story is about a detective Seo Do-cheol who is merciless and dangerous when it comes to solving crime. But, during a high-profile case, Seo meets an arrogant young millionaire Jo Tae-oh who happens to be his rival.
Salman has some really interesting line up of films but playing a cop is what helps him get his mojo back on screen! After all his Dabangg character Chulbul Pandey is famous!
Vaani Kapoor recently wrapped up the shoot for her upcoming film with Hrithik Roshan and Tiger Shroff, in which she is paired opposite Hrithik. She has also started shooting for Shamshera opposite Ranbir Kapoor. In this larger than life, high-octane entertainer directed by Karan Malhotra, Vaani is set to sizzle like never before as she plays the character of the most desirable and sought after travelling performer from heartland India.
Vaani is known to be a great dancer but for this role, she is set to challenge her dancing skills and push her limits as an artiste. She needs to be extremely proficient in several classical dancing styles to be able to pull off the intricate choreography that is being set for her. Vaani has been honing her dancing skills by learning kathak for a few months now and she has been pulling in hours daily to perfect her dancing and body postures.
Vaani Kapoor says, “Since Shamshera is set in a particular time, the dance sequences require me to have a very Indian, very classical body language, which is why I started taking kathak classes to learn the nuances and the grace. Karan specifically wanted me to adapt to a more traditional Indian dance form and break from the western style to do justice to the choreography that is being set for me.”
YRF’s project will have jaw-dropping action sequences and Ranbir Kapoor in a never seen before avatar. Sanjay Dutt plays the merciless nemesis of Ranbir in this project. How excited are you to see Vaani perform kathak? Be sure to let us know.
Irrfan Khan is back and with a bang. After getting treated for his ailment broad he is back to the Bay and is all set to roll and how! Irrfan will be seen very soon in the Hindi Medium sequel titled very aptly, English Medium. The plot of the story is revealed by the makers and it involves Irrfan Khan’s on screen daughter going to the United States to study further. The film depicts the struggles of diaspora population after going abroad for studying. The film has Pia going abroad and the problems she faces while living with the other students whose first language is English. Again a very interesting and a relatable concept. Another highlight of this film is that the movie will be directed by Homi Adajania and NOT Saket Chaudhary who helmed the first part. It will be interesting to see how Homi adds his own sensibilities to this story. The shoot details of the movie are yet to be out but going by the looks of it, the film will roll soon.
Another important point is that Irrfan’s wife will no longer be played by Saba Qamar, as there is a ban on working with Pakistani actors. So, the makers are on a hunt for a leading lady opposite Irrfan. Hindi Medium which released in 2017 was what catapulted Irrfan to sudden success. Unfortunately just as a sequel was announced, he was diagnosed with neuroendocrine tumour and had to leave for the states for treatment.
He was also supposed to work on Vishal Bhardwaj’s gangster drama which had Deepika Padukone in lead role but the movie was indefinitely postponed because of his deadly ailment. Now, we hope the makers revive the project soon.
Deepika Padukone begins shooting for her highly awaited next, Chhapaak today in Delhi and we already have our hands on the first look of her as the acid attack survivor. Boy, we are inspired looking at her transformation for the film. She looks brave, beautiful and total inspiring in her bearing as a character Malti, modeled on the real life character Laxmi Agarwal. The movie is being directed by the Raazi fame filmmaker Meghna Gulzar and DP is turning a co-producer for the first time with this film. Here is a real life story of a woman who fought her attacker and all odds to emerge victorious, setting an example to all women undergoing abuse at large. DP’s last film was Padmaavat where she played a queen who’s physical beauty was unparalleled. Here, she is playing a woman whose inner beauty and exemplary courage set a perfect example for masses. Not to mention, her look bears an uncanny resemblance to Laxmi Agarwal.
Deepika’s brave departure from her original look for the film is being appreciated by her fans and critics online and we can’t wait to see the film! Vikrant Massey has been roped in to play her partner who supports her through thick and thin. Meghna and Deepika have come together for the first time for Chhapaak. This film is also special because DP has signed this project after over a year. She is at a great high with Padmaavat being such a huge success. With Chhapaak, it is just going to get bigger and better for her.
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Deepika who got married about four months ago to Ranveer Singh revealed how she plans to balance her married life with her film career recently.
Salman Khan is set to begin shooting for Dabangg 3 in Wai early on in April with his Rajjo, Sonakshi Sinha. Next up, there is a detailed schedule planned out in Madhya Pradesh where the unit will shoot the movie from start to finish! According to reports, makers have brought in many changes in the plot of the movie so as to not make it look repeated from its successful prequels. It sure has heightened expectations from the masses and Arbaaz Khan wants to make sure that he has everything sorted before he starts the movie. Dabangg 3 will be a cat and mouse chase between Salman and the antagonist, Sudeep from South. It is reported that Sudeep will have a meatier role compared to other actors who played villains in the earlier parts and he will be pitched as a second lead along with Salman being the first. The story format is different this time around and there won’t be a song modelled on the lines of ‘Munni Badnam’ and ‘Fevicol’. But, the makers assure us that there is going to be a big surprise for us!
Salman has just wrapped up Bharat, the Hindi remake of Korean film Ode To My Father with Katrina Kaif. The movie will release this Eid. He also will soon join Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Alia Bhatt for Inshallah after he wraps up Dabangg 3. The movie is awaited because it marks the Salman – SLB reunion after 19 years.
Apart from these films, he is also seen promoting Notebook – his production where he is introducing Zaheer Iqbal and Pranutan Bahl.
Salman Khan is most probably not going to stop at making just one film with Sanjay Leela Bhansali! In a recent media interaction he revealed that he is all set to make one more project with this ace filmmaker and he has already loved the script for the same. Salman revealed the entire process before he was cast for Inshallah! He said that Sanjay Leela Bhansali came to him with a script and said that if Salman says no to this, he will never make the film. After listening to it mid way he decided he has to do the movie because it was such a beautiful love story.
SLB assured him that since he has not done a love story of this stature since so long he has to do it and Salman was convinced just like that. He said he said yes to the film even before he could hear the end because he already knew where SLB was going to take it.
Not surprisingly, Salman Khan and Sanjay Leela Bhansali Jodi have been one of the most viable pairs on screen. Sanjay’s vision and Salman’s depiction of it on screen have always been raved about by critics and fans alike. Now, the cherry on top is the entry of Alia Bhatt in this equation. Salman who will start working on Dabangg 3 in April will wrap the film up and start shooting for Inshallah immediately after that.
He has just completed Bharat which will release this Eid. Bharat stars Katrina Kaif opposite him and also has Tabu, Jackie Shroff, Sunil Grover and Disha Patani in significant roles.
Bhushan Kumar's T-Series has made a staggering announcement of the release dates of four films at once. The big ticketed projects include- Pagalpanti, Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior, Pati Patni Aur Woh, and Bhuj: The Pride of India.
Anees Bazmee directed multi starrer comedy Pagalpanti featuring John Abraham, Anil Kapoor, Ileana D'Cruz, Kriti Kharbanda, and Arshad Warsi which was initially slated to release on December 6th, 2019 will now hit the screens on November 22nd. Being shot in London, the comic caper has showcased a confident move by pre-poning the film.
The modern-day adaptation of Pati, Patni Aur Woh starring Kartik Aaryan, Bhumi Pednekar, and Ananya Panday is gearing up for the release on 6th December 2019, replacing the Anees Bazmee directorial. Having completed the initial schedules of the film, the love triangle presents refreshing and dynamic equations between the actors.
After a glorious year in 2019, Bhushan Kumar opens his account next year with Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior starring Ajay Devgn helmed by Om Raut looking at a release of 10th January 2020. The period drama traces the pages of history by bringing to screen the story of the brave Maratha warrior Tanaaji Malusare who laid his life in service to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.
The fourth and final film is the recently announced Bhuj: The National Pride of India riding on a formidable star-cast of Ajay Devgn, Sanjay Dutt, Parineeti Chopra, Sonakshi Sinha, Rana Daggubati, and Ammy Virk. Based on real incidents, the film will witness Ajay Devgn stepping in the character of Vijay Karnik, an IAF wing commander, while Sanjay Dutt gets into the skin of Ranchordas Svabhai Ravari, who helped the Indian Army during the 1971 Indo-Pakistan war. The other cast also holds very crucial roles in the film.
Displaying an exemplary composition of content-driven films, Bhushan Kumar has announced release dates of four films on a single day giving an insight into the varied spectrum of the body of work, the head honcho has in order to look forward.
Apart from the four films, T-Series is also bringing to screen De De Pyaar De, Bharat, Kabir Singh, Saaho, Batla House, Street Dancer 3D amongst other most anticipated films.
Directed by Anees Bazmee, Pagalpanti starring Anil Kapoor, John Abraham, Ileana D'Cruz, Arshad Warsi, Pulkit Samrat, Kriti Kharbanda, Urvashi Rautela and Saurabh Shukla has been preponed and will now release on 22nd November 2019. The shooting of the film is underway in London currently. This indeed is a good news for the fans as it means they will get to see their favourite stars on screen soon.
Anil Kapoor’s last film Total Dhamaal which released last month was a resounding hit and things are looking good for Pagalpanti as well!
The film is produced by Bhushan Kumar and Krishan Kumar's T-Series and Kumar Mangat Pathak and Abhishek Pathak's Panorama Studios and co produced by Aditya Chowksey and Sanjeev Joshi.
Ajay Devgn’s war film Taanaji: The Unsung Warrior will now release on 10th January, 2020. The movie was first slated to release on November 22 but will come out a few weeks later.
The movie showcases the life of this unsung warrior of glorious Indian history, who fought for his people, his soil & his King Chhatrapati Shivaji. It stars Ajay as he headlines the titular role of valiant Maratha soldier, Taanaji along with Saif Ali Khan as the antagonist. It also stars Kajol in an important role.
The film is produced by Ajay Devgn’s ADFL and Bhushan Kumar’s T-Series, directed by Om Raut and will now release on 10th January, 2020.
Uday Chopra, son of late Yash Chopra, made his Bollywood debut in YRF's production Mohabattein. The actor, who has been away from the films for a while, is very active on his Twitter. But, recently he shared some cryptic tweets about suicide and depression that left the netizens worried.
Uday Chopra took to his Twitter and wrote, "For a few hours, I De-activated my twitter account. It felt as close to death as I could get. Was phenomenal! I think this is a good good option to suicide. I might be doing it permanently soon." He added, "Confession: I am not ok! I am trying but so far I'm failing."
Later, Uday Chopra deleted those tweets. And then, tweeted about atheism. While he is yet to address this, it did leave the netizens worried.
Uday Chopra has seen success with Mohabattein and Dhoom franchise. But, couldn't have a strong foothold in the films. On the personal front, the actor was rumoured to be dating Nargis Fakhri but they never confirmed their relationship.
One of the much awaited films of recent times has to be the biopic on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, titled PM Narendra Modi. Starring Vivek Oberoi, the film directed by Omung Kumar went on floors this year itself in January. The makers completed the film at a lightning speed and everyone is surprised that it is ready and all set to release, two weeks from now on April 5.
The casting of Vivek Oberoi as Modi led to some funny reactions. A section of netizens digged out a picture of the real Narendra Modi flying kite with superstar Salman Khan somewhere in 2014. Knowing the enmity or rather the cold war between Salman and Vivek since almost 15-16 years, people asked in lighter vein if their meeting will be shown in any scene in the biopic. In 2003, Vivek Oberoi held an infamous press conference wherein he publicly claimed that Salman Khan has been threatening him for dating actress Aishwarya Rai. Salman had an interest in her and hence Vivek got in his wrong books. Vivek after some time broke up with Aishwarya and his relations with Salman soured due to his press meet. Till date, Salman Khan hasn’t forgiven him although Vivek has tried at some occasions to mend relations.
Those expecting recreation of Salman-Modi episode however need not be that disheartened. The team of the film today announced that two songs have recreated in their film. And one of the tracks is ‘Suno Gaur Se Duniya Walon’, a film from the 1997 unfinished film Dus. It starred none other than Salman Khan along with Sanjay Dutt and Raveena Tandon. As per reports, the film was almost complete when its director Mukul Anand passed away. But ‘Suno Gaur Se Duniya Walon’ had already made it to the television. It’ll be quite intriguing and interesting to now see Vivek Oberoi shaking a leg to this song or at least the song playing in the background with scenes featuring the actor!
The other song taken in the film is ‘Ishwar Allah’ from the 1999 partition saga 1947: Earth, starring Aamir Khan, Nandita Das and Rahul Khanna. The team of the film had to make this announcement of the songs used in PM Narendra Modi after an unexpected controversy arose yesterday. Lyricist Javed Akhtar tweeted yesterday, complaining that he has been credited in the trailers when the fact is that he has never worked on the film! A few hours later, another songwriter Sameer Anjaan also tweeted the same grouse. Hence, the makers had to reveal that since Sameer wrote ‘Suno Gaur Se Duniya Walon’ and Javed Akhtar penned ‘Ishwar Allah’ they have been hence been duly mentioned in the trailer credit.
Am shocked to find my name on the poster of this film. Have not written any songs for it ! pic.twitter.com/tIeg2vMpVG
— Javed Akhtar (@Javedakhtarjadu) March 22, 2019
Mujhe hairat hai apana naam pm narendra Modi film me dekh karr , Maine aisi kisi film me koi gaana nahi likha hai ..
— Sameer (@SameerAnjaan) March 22, 2019
Neeraj Ghaywan who skyrocketed to fame after Masaan starring Vicky Kaushal was critically acclaimed, has bagged himself a Dharma project! Bollywood Hungama’s sources have EXCLUSIVELY reported that Dharma Productions have signed the filmmaker for one of their next ventures. The young director is currently shooting the second season for Sacred Games which is one of the most awaited web shows. The first season was highly acclaimed critically, too. Now our highly placed sources are certain that a major project involving Ghaywan, backed by Karan Johar, is in the offing and pretty soon, the makers will come out with official news about the same.
There is another big development which has come to light, about this project. According to sources Alia Bhatt has been locked for this project as the lead and the shooting for the movie will start by this year’s end. Whoa. This will be one of the most awaited movies, we are sure. After all, it marks coming together of all the talented powerhouses of the industry.
As far as Alia Bhatt is concerned, next year is going to be BIG for her because she has signed huge projects including Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Inshallah starring Salman Khan, SS Rajamouli’s RRR, her father Mahesh Bhatt’s Sadak 2 and of course Karan's magnum opus Takht. Log in to Bollywood Hungama for more updates on the actress and her future projects.