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Taapsee’s Production House Join Hands With Viacom 18 For ‘Dhak Dhak’

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India]: Release of ‘Dhak Dhak’ was announced on Monday, jointly by Viacom18 Studios and actor Taapsee Pannu’s Outsiders Films Productions, in collaboration with BLM Pictures. The adventure film, directed by Tarun Dudeja, will feature Fatima Sana Shaikh, Ratna Pathak Shah, Dia Mirza, and Sanjana Sanghi to embark on a once-in-a-lifetime journey.

The ‘Pink’ star took to her social media and shared a couple of pictures, the first of which features four female lead actors standing with their motorcycles, and the second one features Taapsee and two other producers posing with bikes.

Sharing the snaps, Taapsee wrote, “Join the ride of a lifetime with Dhak Dhak, as four women ride to the highest motorable pass in the world on an exciting journey of self-discovery!”

Giving bollywood blockbuster movies from ‘Kahaani’ to ‘Queen’, ‘Mary Kom’ to ‘Padmaavat’, Viacom18 Studios has now teamed up with Taapsee’s Outsiders Films to tell the story of four women and their life-changing trip up the world’s highest motorable pass.

The film is now under production and will be released in theatres in 2023.

On the acting front, Taapsee’s next film ‘Shabaash Mithu’ will release on July 15 of this year, and she’ll also star alongside Shah Rukh Khan in Rajkumar Hirani’s ‘Dunki’. ‘Do Baaraa’, ‘Blurr’, and ‘Tadka’ are among her other movies. (ANI)

Shah Rukh Khan’s Valuable Advice For Daughter Suhana Ahead Of Her Bollywood Debut

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India]: Superstar Shah Rukh Khan is beaming with pride as his daughter Suhana Khan is all set to make her acting debut with Zoya Akhtar’s directorial ‘The Archies’.

On Saturday, the makers unveiled the first look of the film and since then wishes have been pouring in for the young cast. SRK, too, shared the first look of his daughter from the upcoming project and penned valuable advice for his little one.

“Remember @suhanakhan2 you are never going to be perfect….but being yourself is the closest to that. Be kind and giving as an actor….the brickbats and applause is not yours to keep….the part of you that gets left behind on screen will always belong to you….u have come a long way baby….but the road to peoples heart is unending…..stride forth and make as many smile as you can. Now let there be Light….Camera and Action! Signed Another Actor,” he wrote.

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SRK’s post clearly won Suhana’s heart.
Replying to her father, Suhana commented, “Love you papa.”

He also gave a shout out to Zoya, recalling how he used to purchase “Archie’s Digest for 25 paise per day from book rental stores.”

“From renting the Archie’s Digest for 25 paise per day from book rental stores to see @zoieakhtar make this come alive on screen….is just incredible. Wishing all the little ones the best as they take their first little steps into the most beautiful of professions,” he added.

Mommy Gauri Khan could not resist congratulating Suhana on social media.
“Congratulations… all the best to all the amazing kids and team of #TheArchies . And who better than @zoieakhtar to guide them through this journey!! You did it @suhanakhan2!!!!!!!,” Gauri posted on Instagram.

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Archie comics, which feature teenage characters named Archie Andrews, Jughead Jones, Betty Cooper, Veronica Lodge, Reggie Mantle and Sabrina Spellman, have seen several adaptations over the years. The Indian adaptation also marks the debut of Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan’s grandson Agastya Nanda and the late Sridevi and Boney Kapoor’s daughter Khushi Kapoor. It will be out on Netflix. (ANI)

Alia Bhatt Shares Adorable Pictures With Husband Ranbir Kapoor

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India]: On Saturday, actor Alia Bhatt shared some lovely photos with husband Ranbir Kapoor on her social media account.

As the newly-wed couple completed one month of their marriage, taking to her Instagram handle, Alia shared a new set of photos from their mehndi function and post-wedding party.

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Fans and admirers once again expressed their love on the couple’s candid photos, as evidenced by the abundance of heart emoticons in the comment section, which includes Alia’s mother, actor Soni Razdan, and Varun Sharma.
On April 14, Alia married Ranbir Kapoor. Only close friends and family were invited to their wedding. The couple married at Ranbir’s Mumbai home.

Alia Bhatt will next be seen in Ayan Mukerji’s fantasy film ‘Brahmastra’. She will work with Karan Johar again in his upcoming film, ‘Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani’, which also stars Ranveer Singh. In addition, Bhatt will star in the Netflix spy picture ‘Heart of Stone’ starring Gal Gadot and Jamie Dornan, and also alongside Priyanka Chopra and Katrina Kaif in Farhan Akhtar’s film ‘Jee Le Zaraa’. (ANI)

Netflix Unveils The First-Look Poster Of ‘The Archies’

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India]: The first poster of ‘The Archies’, which is directed by Reema Kagti and Zoya Akhtar, is finally here. The movie will premiere exclusively on Netflix and will be released in 2023.

The cast of Netflix and Tiger Baby’s new production, “The Archies,” has been revealed. This musical drama, set in the 1960s, is directed by Zoya Akhtar and features an exciting new cast. On Saturday, May 14, Netflix India’s official Instagram account published the first-look poster and a short teaser of the movie. The poster features the whole ‘Archies’ gang, posing in a woodland environment in 1960s outfit.

Sharing the poster, they wrote, “Grab your picnic baskets and pick out your cutest outfits, we’re going to greet Archie’s gang.

Presenting the cast of THE ARCHIES, a Zoya Akhtar film.”

While they captioned the video as, “The sun is out, the news is out! Come meet your new friends.
Presenting to you the cast of The Archies, directed by the fantastic Zoya Akhtar.”

Directors Zoya Akhtar and Reema Kagti also shared the poster on their social media accounts.

Mihir Ahuja, Dot, Khushi Kapoor, Suhana Khan, Yuvraj Menda, Agastya Nanda, and Vedang Raina will play pivotal roles in the film. The seven young performers will portray well-known characters from Archie Comics. The trailer, which features the characters and a catchy music track by Ankur Tiwari and the Islanders, gives viewers a glimpse into the universe that Akhtar promises to bring to life for them. (ANI)

Salman Khan Shares His First Look From ‘Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali’, Shoot Begins

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India]: The first look of Bollywood superstar Salman Khan from his much-awaited film ‘Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali’ is out.

On Saturday, the ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’ star took to his social media and shared a glimpse of himself from the sets of his upcoming flick ‘Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali’. He captioned the picture, “Shooting commences for my new film ….”

In the picture, Salman could be seen in a completely new avatar, having long and wavy hair. He could be seen donning an all-black outfit including the black glasses. His signature bracelet is partially visible as he holds a silver pipe in one of his hands.

‘Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali’ will have Shehnaaz Gill and Pooja Hegde as the female lead, alongside Aayush Sharma and Zaheer Iqbal, who allegedly play Salman Khan’s brothers. It is also speculated that Raghav Juyal had joined the cast of the movie.

The movie is helmed by Farhad Samji and produced by Sajid Nadiadwala. Salman had first announced the film’s title in 2020 and is scheduled to release on December 30, 2022. (ANI)

‘Not At All Hot’: Anushka Sharma Shares Glimpse Of Her Intense Cricket Training Session For ‘Chakda Xpress’

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India]: Actor Anushka Sharma is working hard to get into the skin of her character for cricketer Jhulan Goswami’s biopic titled ‘Chakda Xpress’.

On Friday, Anushka took to Instagram Story and shared a glimpse of her intense cricket training session.

In the clip, she is seen sitting on the ground as she takes a break and poses for the camera.

“Not at all hot,” Anushka captioned the post.

Hailing from a small town in West Bengal named Chakda, Jhulan developed an affinity for cricket despite various obstacles on her way. The movie revolves around the highlights of Goswami’s career, from convincing her parents, breaking the stereotypes to her rise as one of the greatest Women’s cricketers India has ever produced.

The film is slated to release in the second quarter of 2022 on Netflix. (ANI)

Kiara Advani, Varun Dhawan, Anil & Neetu Kapoor’s ‘Jug Jugg Jeeyo’ First Poster Out

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India]: The first series of posters for Varun Dhawan, Kiara Advani, Anil Kapoor, and Neetu Kapoor’s upcoming comedy drama ‘Jug Jugg Jeeyo’ was released today.

Taking to his Twitter, actor Varun Dhawan shares a string of posters featuring the star cast. They can be seen wearing all white ensembles; Kiara looks stunning in a white lehenga, Neetu in a white salwar kameez, and Anil and Varun in white kurta pyjamas. Another picture features all of them including Prajakta Kohli and Maniesh Paul, posing for the camera.

Sharing these posters, Varun wrote, “Family > everything else, humesha! It’s a family that makes a home, and our #JugJuggJeeyo paarivar are on their way to make your heart, their home on 24th June in cinemas near you!”

Comment area was all bombarded with heart and fire emoticons, “Arre mera bday present aa gaya”, wrote actor Arjun Kapoor.

Besides Varun, the other stars also took to their social media accounts and shared the posters, including Kiara Advani, Anil Kapoor and Neetu Singh.

‘Jug Jugg Jeeyo’ is all set to hit theatres, on June 24, this year. Raj Mehta directed the film, which was produced by Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions. (ANI)

 

Rajkummar Rao, Sanya Malhotra’s ‘HIT – The First Case’ Gets A New Release Date

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India]: Rajkummar Rao and Sanya Malhotra-starrer ‘HIT – The First Case’ has got a new release date.

Instead of hitting the theatres on May 20, the film is now set to release on July 15,2022. The reason behind the same is not clear. On Friday, Sanya took to Instagram and shared the new update with her fans and followers.

“Bringing you the mystery thriller HIT – The First Case with a new release date 15th July 2022,” she wrote, adding a picture of her posing with Rajkummar and the director Sailesh Kolanu.

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‘HIT – The First Case’ is an official Hindi remake of the Telugu mystery action thriller with the same name. Bhushan Kumar, Dil Raju, Krishan Kumar, and Kuldeep Rathore have produced it. (ANI)

Sohail Khan, Seema Khan Files For Divorce After 24 Of Marriage

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India]: Actor Sohail Khan and fashion designer Seema Khan’s marriage of 24 years has come to an end.

Reportedly, the two, on Friday, filed for divorce. Several images of Sohail and Seema leaving the Family Court in Mumbai have been doing the rounds on the internet, leaving fans heartbroken.

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“What? This is so sad,” an Instagram user wrote.
“OMG! Can’t believe,” another one wrote.

Seema and Sohail have been living separately for a long time now. In the show ‘The Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives, the two were shown as living separately.

The two tied the knot in 1998 and welcomed their first child, son Nirvan in 2000. In June 2011, the couple welcomed their second son Yohan via surrogacy. (ANI)

‘Jayeshbhai Jordaar’ In Cinemas Now, Ranveer Singh Announces ‘Jayeshbhai aavyo che’

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India]: Ranveer Singh’s new movie, ‘Jayeshbhai Jordaar’ has been released today.

Taking to Instagram, the ‘Gully Boy’ actor shared the movie’s poster to announce the film’s release, wherein he wrote, “Jayeshbhai aavyo che #JayeshbhaiJodaar at theatres near you!”

The entire comment section was swamped with fire and heart emoticons as all his fans were keenly waiting for the movie.

One social media user even wrote, “Eagerly waiting for thiss”.

Shalini Pandey will make her Hindi cinema debut as a lead actor in this film alongside Ranveer.

The film is produced by Maneesh Sharma, a YRF homegrown producer, and directed by debutant writer-director Divyang Thakkar. (ANI)

Kangana Ranaut Says ‘Not Alone In This Industry’ As Salman Khan Wishes The ‘Dhaakad’ Team

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India]: Superstar Salman Khan has won Kangana Ranaut’s heart by lending his support to the latter’s upcoming film ‘Dhaakad’.

On Thursday, Salman took to Instagram and Twitter and shared the second teaser of ‘Dhaakad’. “Wishing team #Dhaakad the very best! @kanganaranaut @rampal72 @smaklai,” he captioned the post.

After seeing Salman’s post, Kangana immediately took to her Instagram Story and thanked the “Dabangg” star.

“Thank you my Dabangg hero heart of gold…I will never say again that I am alone in this industry…thank you from entire Dhaakad team,” Kangana, who recently attended Salman’s sister Alprita’s Eid bash, responded.

 

‘Dhaakad’ stars in the role of a spy named Agent Agni. Arjun Rampal, Divya Dutta and Saswata Chatterjee are also a part of the film, which is scheduled to hit the theatres on May 20. (ANI)

Shilpa Shetty Takes Break From Social Media, Says ‘Soooo Bored Of The Monotony’

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India]: Actor Shilpa Shetty Kundra, on Thursday, announced she would be taking a break from social media for a while.

Taking to Instagram, Shilpa stated that is going off social media for a while as she is ‘bored of the monotony’.

“Soooo bored of the monotony, everything looking the same… going off social media till I find a new avatar,” she wrote.

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Alongside the note, Shilpa uploaded an all-black photo, leaving fans confused.

“What happened?” a social media user commented.
“Is everything fine?” another one wrote.

A section of social media assumed that it appeared to be a promotional stunt.

Meanwhile, on the work front, Shilpa will be seen in ‘Nikamma’ and ‘Sukhee’. She is also a part of Rohit Shetty’s Amazon Prime series ‘Indian Police Force’. (ANI)

Katrina Kaif, Vicky Kaushal Visits Priyanka Chopra’s Sona Restaurant In NY

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India]: Lovebirds Katrina Kaif and Vicky Kaushal are currently holidaying in New York. The power couple visited Priyanka Chopra’s New York restaurant called Sona on Thursday.

Taking to her Instagram story, Katrina posted a picture from their visit to Priyanka Chopra’s restaurant Sona, smiling and posing together with a member from the restaurant.

She captioned the picture, “Home away from home – @sonanewyork. Loved the vibe – @priyankachopra as always everything u do is just amazing.”

The ‘Tiger 3’ actor looked adorable in a printed dress. Vicky, on the hand, donned a grey t-shirt with black denim pants and complemented his look with a black cap.

In response, PC soon reshared Katrina’s post on her Instagram story and wrote a sweet note that read, “Love u honey! So glad u guys could make it. @sonanewyork welcomes u anytime..#homeawayfromhome.”

Meanwhile, on the work front, both Vicky and Katrina have an interesting movie lineup. Vicky Kaushal will star in ‘Govinda Nam Mera’ with Boomi Pedneker and Kiara Advani. He also owns an untitled movie of Laxman Utekar starring Sara Ali Khan. Vicky will appear in ‘Sam Bahadur’ of Meghna Gulzar.

On the other hand, talking about Katrina Kaif, the actor has ‘Tiger 3’ in the pipeline, starring Salman Khan. She also has a horror-comedy ‘PhoneBhoot’ starring Siddhant Chaturvedi and Ishaan Khatter. The actor will also share screen space with Priyanka Chopra and Alia Bhatt in Farhan Akhtar’s ‘Jee Le Zaraa’. (ANI)

Kareena Kapoor Teaches Jaideep Ahlawat How To Pout

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India]: After completing day one shoot for her untitled film in Darjeeling, Kareena Kapoor Khan gave lessons to her co-star Jaideep Ahlawat on how to perfect a pout.

On Thursday, Jaideep took to Instagram and shared a picture of himself and Kareena pouting. “So much ‘Devotion’ in learning how to pout from ‘the best’ and I failed miserably. Day 1 completed Together and a long journey ahead with the one and only ‘The Bebo’, the gorgeous,” he captioned the post.

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In the image, Kareena is seen sporting a grey coloured shirt. She has tied her hair in a bun and has minimal makeup on her face. On the other hand, Jaideep is seen dressed wearing a beige coloured striped shirt.
The two are seen holding a clapboard while pouting together.

Kareena also shared the same picture on her Instagram handle and wrote, “Getting one of the finest performers to do his toughest performance…the pout! So much to learn from each other.”

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Speaking of Kareena and Jaideep’s film, it is being helmed by Sujoy Ghosh. The Netflix film is a screen adaptation of one of Keigo Higashino’s most acclaimed works, ‘The Devotion of Suspect X’. Actor Vijay Varma is also a part of the project. (ANI)

Sidharth Malhotra & Karan Johar Attend ‘Modi@20’ Book Launch Event In New Delhi

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India]: Bollywood actor Sidharth Malhotra and filmmaker Karan Johar were spotted at an event held for the launch of the book ‘Modi@20: Dreams Meet Delivery’ in New Delhi recently.

On Wednesday, the book was launched at a grand event by Vice President Venkaiah Naidu at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi. The book is written by intellectuals and eminent citizens on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s 20 years in public life. At the event, Sidharth and Karan could be seen greeting Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, the Union Minister of Minority Affairs.

 

In another picture, Sidharth and Karan were spotted interacting with Union Sports Minister Anurag Thakur.

Sidharth opted for a white blazer over a light pink shirt. On the other hand, Karan was spotted sporting a black suit with his retro-oversized spectacles.

The event was graced by Union External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Union Sports Minister Anurag Thakur. Along with other dignitaries boAt Ceo, Aman Gupta marked his presence at the event.

For the unversed, Sidharth has a lot of projects in his kitty including ‘Mission Majnu’ and ‘Yodha’. Helmed by Shantanu Bagchi, ‘Mission Majnu’ set in the 1970s has Sidharth essaying the role of a RAW agent who led a covert operation on Pakistani soil. The film also marks the Hindi debut of Rashmika Mandanna.

Speaking of ‘Yodha’, it is touted as an action film. Disha Patani and Raashii Khanna will share screen space with Sidharth in the project. (ANI)

Taapsee Pannu’s ‘Dobaaraa’ To Release On August 19

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India]: Taapsee Pannu-starrer ‘Dobaaraa’ is all set to hit the theatres on August 19 this year.

Helmed by Anurag Kashyap, ‘Dobaaraa’ is touted as a new-age thriller, which marks the director-actor duo’s third collaboration after 2018’s hit ‘Manmarziyaan’ and biographical drama ‘Saand Ki Aankh’, which had Kashyap on board as a producer. Also, the film has been confirmed as the opening night world premiere at the 2022 London Indian Film Festival (LIFF) on June 23.

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It was earlier set to release on July 1.

Produced by Ekta Kapoor’s Cult Movies and Sunir Khetarpal’s ATHENA, ‘Dobaaraa’ also stars Pavail Gulati. (ANI)

‘Prithviraj’: Akshay Kumar Unveils The First Song ‘Hari Har’

Bollywood star Akshay Kumar, on Thursday, unveiled the first track ‘Hari Har’ of his upcoming historical drama, ‘Prithviraj’.

The actor began the count down to the film’s release with a patriotic number, that he claims is one of the most moving songs he has ever heard in his career spanning decades.

According to Kumar, “Hari Har is the soul of the film and salutes the daredevil spirit of Samrat Prithviraj Chauhan who sacrificed everything to protect his motherland from the merciless invader, Mohammad of Ghor. Hari Har is brimming with the mighty king’s resolve to protect India which is why I connect so deeply with the song.”
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He went on to add, “It captures the essence of Samrat Prithviraj’s life and represents his strong value system that made him the fearless king that he became. Hari Har is a song that I fell in love with right from the first music listening exercise. Even today, I listen to it very frequently because it is one of the most patriotic songs that I have heard in my entire acting career.”

‘Prithviraj’ is based on the life and valour of the fearless and mighty King Prithviraj Chauhan. Akshay is essaying the role of the legendary warrior who fought valiantly to protect India from the merciless invader Muhammad of Ghor.
Directed by Dr Chandraprakash Dwivedi, who is best known for directing the television epic ‘Chanakya’ and the critically acclaimed film ‘Pinjar’, the film marks the Bollywood debut of beauty queen Manushi Chhillar.
The film is set to release on June 3 in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.

Deepika Padukone Becomes The First Indian To Be Signed As A House Ambassador By Louis Vuitton

New Delhi [India]: Louis Vuitton is delighted to unveil its Dauphine bag campaign, starring Deepika Padukone, Emma Stone and Zhou Dongyu, shot by Ethan James Green.

Newly announced as Louis Vuitton’s latest House Ambassador, esteemed Indian actress, producer, philanthropist, and entrepreneur, Deepika Padukone, stars in her first leather goods campaign for the Maison. With over 30 feature films to her credit – including Piku, Padmavaat and most recently Gehraiyaan – the actress has notably been named a member of the jury of this year’s 75th Cannes Film Festival. In 2018, Time Magazine named Padukone as one of their “100 Most Influential People”. She was also recently awarded the TIME 100 Impact Award for her contribution to the Field of film and Entertainment. In 2015, she set up “The Live Love Laugh Foundation”, whose programmes and initiatives aim to destigmatise mental illness and raise awareness regarding the importance of mental health. Padukone has been touted as one of Indian Cinema’s most loved and successful actresses to date and her achievements have made her an icon of recent times.

Padukone is the first Indian to be signed as a House Ambassador by Louis Vuitton. Following a strong collaborative relationship with the Maison, including an appearance in Nicolas Ghesquiere’s novel-inspired Pre-Fall 2020 campaign, the award-winning actress begins an exciting new chapter of her journey with Louis Vuitton.

Against clean backdrops of white and gradient blue, the Dauphine is incarnated by three internationally acclaimed actresses, each independently embodying a characteristic of the femme Dauphine. Deepika Padukone captures her free-spirited nature, ready to seize the day, Dauphine in hand. Oscar-winner and long-standing House Ambassador, Emma Stone, nods to her timeless elegance, a classic yet contemporary companion; while Zhou Dongyu, a pillar of contemporary Chinese cinema, looks to a woman of sophistication and strength, adept at navigating the world as the universes of Louis Vuitton alike.

Since 1854, Louis Vuitton has brought unique designs to the world, combining innovation with style, always aiming for the finest quality. Today, the House remains faithful to the spirit of its founder, Louis Vuitton, who invented a genuine “Art of Travel” through luggage, bags and accessories which were as creative as they were elegant and practical. Since then, audacity has shaped the story of Louis Vuitton. Faithful to its heritage, Louis Vuitton has opened its doors to architects, artists and designers across the years, all the while developing disciplines such as ready-to-wear, shoes, accessories, watches, jewellery and fragrance. These carefully created products are testament to Louis Vuitton’s commitment to fine craftsmanship.

For further information: louisvuitton.com

(ANI/PNN)

‘Kashmir Ki Kali’ Sara Ali Khan Gives Glimpse Of Her Trek In The Valley

Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India]: Actor Sara Ali Khan is an avid nature lover and her recent Instagram post is proof of this.

On Wednesday, Sara took to Instagram and shared a few mesmerising images from her ongoing vacation in Kashmir. In the pictures, she is seen wearing a top to bottom maroon sportswear.

“Kashmir Ki Kali Is back to your Gali. Now trekking par Main Chali,” Sara captioned the post.

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Sara’s trekking images have garnered a lot of likes and comments.
“Adorable,” a social media user commented.
“You look so beautiful,” another one wrote.

Meanwhile, on the work front, Sara will be seen sharing screen space with Vikrant Massey in ‘Gaslight’. She has also recently finished shooting for an untitled project next to Vicky Kaushal. (ANI)

Jacqueline Fernandez On ‘Cirkus’: ‘Had The Most Amazing Time Shooting For The Film’

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India]: Actor Jacqueline Fernandez can’t wait for the audience to see her performance in ‘Cirkus’, which also features Ranveer Singh in the lead role.

“For me Santa has arrived early this year and Christmas celebrations will be merrier with the release of ‘Cirkus’. I had the most amazing time shooting for the film and the energy on the sets with Rohit sir and Ranveer so infectious along with the very talented team. Hoping that audience would enjoy watching the film as much we enjoyed filming it,” Jacqueline said. Helmed by Rohit Shetty, ‘Cirkus’ is scheduled to release on Christmas this year. Earlier, it’s supposed to hit the theatres on June 15.

The film is said to be an adaptation of the Shakespearean play ‘The Comedy of Errors’. (ANI)

Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan Pay Their Last Respect To Santoor Legend Shivkumar Sharma

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India]: Musical legend Pandit Shivkumar Sharma, who passed away due to age-related issues, was cremated with full state honours in the presence of his family, and members of the film and music industry in Mumbai on Wednesday afternoon.

Several people including megastar Amitabh Bachchan and his wife Jaya Bachchan visited Shivkumar Sharma’s residence to pay their last respects to the santoor maestro. Several images have surfaced online in which Big B and his wife are seen mourning the demise of Shivkumar Sharma.

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Big B also penned an emotional note in memory of Shivkumar Sharma, who had composed music for the former’s 1981 film ‘Silsila’, on his blog.

“There is the passing away of the Maestro , ShivKumar Sharma, who played the santoor, a special instrument, from the valleys of Kashmir .. who designed so many film musics for me and many others .. continued success after success , numbs you from the pain of pain .. as also the reverse .. Shivkumar ji , who played the ‘santoor’ in its brilliance .. who put his heart and soul into whatever he took up .. humble despite his incredible presence .. and the talent of a genius,” Big B wrote.

“A sad ending to the master of the string instrument .. he and Hari Prasad Chaurasia ji , the renowned flutist were a dua for film music .. they came as strong as they could .. played recorded and left,” he grieved.

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Pandit Shivkumar Sharma breathed his last on Tuesday at the age of 84. His funeral was held at Vile Parle’s Pawan Hans Crematorium.

Tabla maestro Zakir Hussain was also present at the funeral. (ANI)

Kriti Sanon Share Glimpse From Her ‘Ganapath’ Shoot In Ladakh

Leh (Ladakh) [India]: Actor Kriti Sanon has arrived in Ladakh for the shoot of her film ‘Ganapath’.

On Wednesday, Kriti took to Instagram Story and shared a few glimpses from her shoot amid the scenic valley in Ladakh.

In one of the images, she shows a close up of an antique bike that she will be riding in the film.

“My ride for the day,” Kriti captioned the post.

A day ago, she shared a video of herself working out with her team in the hills.

In the clip, Kriti with her team is seen using rocks from the mountains as weights to ace squats.

“Who needs a gym to workout,” she captioned the post.

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Being helmed by Vikas Bahl, ‘Ganapath’ features Kriti opposite Tiger Shroff. It is scheduled to release on December 23 this year. (ANI)

Aayush Sharma’s Heartfelt Note On Grandfather Pandit Sukh Ram Sharma’s Death: ‘You Will Be Dearly Missed’

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India]: Actor Aayush Sharma’s grandfather, former politician Pandit Sukh Ram Sharma passed away at the age of 94.

The former Union Minister of communications Pandit Sukh Ram Sharma was admitted to a hospital in New Delhi on May 7 following a brain stroke.

Taking to Instagram, Aayush shared a heartfelt farewell note, which read,
“With a very heavy heart I bid farewell to my beloved Dadaji Pandit Sukh Ram Sharma. Even though you’re gone, I know you’ll always be with me, guiding me, looking over me and blessing me like you always do. Rest in peace dadaji, you will be dearly missed.”

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Reacting to the post, fans, friends, and family shared their condolences.

For the unversed, Aayush Sharma is married to Salman Khan’s sister Arpita Khan.

Aayush made his debut with the 2018 romantic drama movie ‘Loveyatri’ opposite Warina Hussain. He was last seen in a Salman Khan Starrer, ‘Antim: The Final Truth’.

He will soon be featuring in the film ‘Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali’ opposite Shehnaaz Gill. (ANI)

Vidya Balan Starrer ‘Neeyat’ Commences Filming In UK

New Delhi [India]: Bollywood star Vidya Balan’s next film ‘Neeyat’, a suspense thriller, has commenced filming in the United Kingdom on Tuesday.

Taking to her Instagram handle, Vidya shared an image from the first day of the shoot. In it, she is seen holding a clapboard. “Excited to begin shooting one of the most engaging scripts I have read in the recent times, with some of my favourite people – @directormenon & @ivikramix. All I can say is expect the unexpected. #Neeyat, Filming Begins!” she captioned it.

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The official logline of ‘Neeyat’ reads: “When guests start dropping dead at exiled billionaire Ashish Kapoor’s birthday getaway, detective Mira Rao must unravel devious motives as the suspects are Kapoor’s close friends and family.”

The film’s story has been written by Anu Menon, Advaita Kala, and Girvani Dhyani with the screenplay by Menon, Priya Venkataraman, Advaita, and Girvani.

The cast of ‘Neeyat’ will also feature Ram Kapoor, Rahul Bose, Mita Vasishth, Neeraj Kabi, Shahana Goswami, Amrita Puri, Dipannita Sharma, Shashank Arora, Prajakta Koli and Danesh Razvi. (ANI)

‘Ek Villain Returns’ Gets A New Release Date, Now To Release On July 29

New Delhi [India]: The release date of the much-awaited sequel of the 2014 hit film ‘Ek Villian’, ‘Ek Villian Returns has been changed.

The upcoming thriller which was originally scheduled to be released on July 8 will now hit the theatres on July 29.

Filmmaker Mohit Suri on Tuesday took to his Twitter handle and shared the update. He wrote, “#EkVillainReturns gets a new release date, 29th July 2022.”

Mohit Suri had earlier said in a statement, “‘Ek Villain’ was my passion project and a labour of love. The kind of love that I still receive for ‘Ek Villain’ overwhelms me. I am sure with ‘Ek Villain Returns’, the love is only going to grow bigger. And while I cannot reveal much about the film, I can assure that it is going to be a thrilling rollercoaster ride.”

Directed by Mohit Suri and jointly produced by T-Series and Balaji Telefilms, the movie stars John Abraham, Arjun Kapoor, Disha Patani and Tara Sutaria in lead roles.

Mohit Suri has directed films such as ‘Half Girlfriend’, ‘Aashiqui 2’, ‘Murder 2’, ‘Zeher’ and ‘Kalyug’. ‘

‘Ek Villain Returns’ is the first collaboration between John Abraham and the director. Arjun Kapoor previously worked with Mohit on ‘Half Girlfriend’. Disha Patani starred in Mohit’s last directorial film, ‘Malang’. (ANI)

Manoj Bajpayee, Sharmila Tagore-starrer ‘Gulmohar’ To Release In August

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India]: Actors Manoj Bajpayee, Sharmila Tagore and Amol Palekar starrer ‘Gulmohar’ has concluded its shoot and is slated to release in August this year. The ensemble cast also features ‘Life of Pi’ fame Suraj Sharma and Simran Rishi Bagga.

Manoj Bajpayee took to his Instagram handle to announce give us a glimpse of the ‘Batra Family.’ We can see the family dressed in a royal manner, posing for the camera giving us ‘perfect family picture’ vibes.

Captioning the post, he wrote, “Meet the Batra Family! Announcement soon! !!”

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The most striking trivia about the movie is that it marks the comeback of legendary actor Sharmila Tagore on the big screen, after a long gap of 11 years.

The film also promises a stellar cast other than these fine actors on display.

Directed by Rahul Chittella, the film is produced by Fox Star Studios in association with Chalkboard Entertainment and Autonomous Works. (ANI)

Shashi Tharoor Responds To Vivek Agnihotri, Anupam Kher’s Tweets: ‘I Tweeted A Factual News Item’

New Delhi [India]: After a war of words with Filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri on Twitter about “The Kashmir Files” movie, Member of Parliament Shashi Tharoor on Tuesday said that he never “mocked” or “disparage” the sufferings of Kashmiri Pandits and added that dragging his late wife Sunanda into this matter was “unwarranted” and “contemptible”.

The row started after Tharoor shared a media report on the microblogging site stating that the film ‘The Kashmir Files’ has been banned in Singapore. “Film promoted by India’s ruling party, #KashmirFiles, banned in Singapore,” the Congress MP tweeted.

Reacting to Tharoor’s tweet, Agnihotri said Singapore is the most regressive censor in the world and asked him to stop making “fun” of the Kashmiri Hindu genocide.

“Dear fopdoodle, gnashnab @ShashiTharoor, FYI, Singapore is most regressive censor in the world. It even banned The Last Temptations of Jesus Christ (ask your madam) Even a romantic film called #TheLeelaHotelFiles will be banned. Pl stop making fun of Kashmiri Hindu Genocide,” the filmmaker tweeted.

Targeting the Member of Parliament further, Agnihotri asked to him delete the tweet if his wife Sunanda Pushkar was a Kashmiri Hindu.

“Hey @ShashiTharoor, Is this true that Late Sunanda Pushkar was a Kashmiri Hindu? Is the enclosed SS true? If yes, then in Hindu tradition, to respect the dead, you must delete your tweet and apologise to her soul,” ‘The Kashmir Files’ director tweeted.

Veteran actor Anupam Kher, who played a crucial role in ‘The Kashmir Files’, also joined Agnihotri to attack Tharoor, saying that he should show some sensitivity towards Kashmiri Pandits for Sunanda’s sake who was a Kashmiri herself.

“Dear @ShashiTharoor! Your callousness towards #KashmiriHindus genocide is tragic. If nothing else at least for #Sunanda’s sake who was a Kashmiri herself you should show some sensitivity towards #KashmiriPandits & not feel victorious about a country banning #TheKashmirFiles!” Anupam Kher tweeted.

After her late wife, Sunanda was “dragged” into the controversy, Tharoor said he has never seen the movie and has not made any comment on its contents. He pointed out that he has repeatedly drawn attention to the plight of Kashmiri pandits over the years.

“I tweeted a factual news item this morning, with no comment on its contents or on the film “The Kashmir Files”, which I have not seen. At no point did I “mock” or disparage the sufferings of Kashmiri Pandits, of whose plight I am intimately aware, and to which I have repeatedly drawn attention over the years,” the Congress MP said in a statement on Twitter.

“Dragging my late wife Sunanda into this matter was unwarranted and contemptible. No one is more aware of her views than I am. I have accompanied her to the destroyed ruins of her ancestral home in Bomai, near Sopore, and joined her in conversations with her Kashmiri neighbours and friends, both Muslim and Hindu. One thing I know, unlike those attempting to exploit her when she is not around to speak for herself: She believed in reconciliation, not hate.”

Pushkar was found dead in a suite of a luxury hotel in New Delhi on the night of January 17, 2014.

‘The Kashmir Files,’ on the life of Kashmiri pandits during the 1990 Kashmir insurgency, is based on first-generation video interviews of victims of the Kashmiri massacre, making an account of their pain, suffering, struggle and trauma. (ANI)

Vivek Agnihotri, Shashi Tharoor Spar Over Ban On ‘The Kashmir Files’ In Singapore; Anupam Kher Chimes In Too

New Delhi [India]: Filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri and MP Shashi Tharoor on Tuesday engaged in a war of words on Twitter after the former union minister posted that ‘Kashmir Files’ film had been banned in Singapore for being “provocative” and “one-sided”.

Earlier today the Thiruvananthapuram MP took to Twitter to say Tharoor took to Twitter to share a news article and wrote, “Film promoted by India’s ruling party, #KashmirFiles, banned in Singapore.”

To this the Agnihotri, the film’s director shared a list of popular films that have been banned in Singapore but hailed worldwide, calling Singapore the “most regressive censor in the world.”

“Dear fopdoodle, gnashnab @ShashiTharoor, FYI, Singapore is most regressive censor in the world” Agnihotri wrote tagging Tharoor.

“It even banned The Last Temptations of Jesus Christ (ask your madam). Even a romantic film called #TheLeelaHotelFiles will be banned. Pl stop making fun of Kashmiri Hindu Genocide,” Agnihotri wrote.

Further the director also asked whether the late wife of Tharoor, Sunanda Pushkar was a Kashmiri Hindu and that the Congress MP should delete his tweet and apologise to Sunanda’s soul. “Hey @ShashiTharoor, Is this true that Late Sunanda Pushkar was a Kashmiri Hindu? Is the enclosed SS true? If yes, then in Hindu tradition, to respect the dead, you must delete your tweet and apologise to her soul,” Agnihotri wrote.

Bollywood actor Anupam Kher too waded into the spat by sharing a screenshot of a Twitter thread of the late Sunanda Pushkar and asking Tharoor to “show some sensitivity towards Kashmiri Pandits for Sunanda’s sake.”

“Dear @ShashiTharoor! Your callousness towards #KashmiriHindus genocide is tragic. If nothing else at least for #Sunanda’s sake who was a Kashmiri herself you should show some sensitivity towards #KashmiriPandits & not feel victorious about a country banning #TheKashmirFiles!,” Kher posted along with a broken heart emoji.

 

‘The Kashmir Files,’ on the life of Kashmiri pandits during the 1990 Kashmir insurgency, is based on first-generation video interviews of victims of the Kashmiri massacre, making an account of their pain, suffering, struggle and trauma. (ANI)

Aditya Roy Kapur & Mrunal Thakur’s Upcoming Film Titled ‘Gumraah’

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India]: ‘Gumraah’ is the title for Aditya Roy Kapur and Mrunal Thakur’s Hindi remake of Arun Vijay’s Tamil, hit ‘Thadam’.

Based on real events, the crime thriller stars Aditya Roy Kapur in two completely distinct roles while Mrunal Thakur plays a cop. Mrunal has started the second schedule in Mumbai, and Ronit Roy will be joining the shoot soon. Aditya who has already completed the first schedule will begin the second one today.

Headed by debutant director Vardhan Ketkar the film is being produced by Bhushan Kumar’s T-Series and Murad Khetani’s Cine1 Studios.

The movie is slated for release in October this year. (ANI)

Sonakshi Sinha Flaunts Her Diamond Ring While Posing With Mystery Man

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India]: Actor Sonakshi Sinha on Monday shared a social media post flaunting her huge ring which left netizens and many actors wondering, ‘is she engaged?

The Bollywood diva, on Monday morning, took to her Instagram handle and shared a series of pictures of herself, in which she can be seen posing next to a man while flaunting her huge diamond ring. While some media outlets reported that the picture represents to be a promotional campaign for a jewellery brand, others have stated that she got engaged to her rumoured boyfriend, actor Zaheer Iqbal.

The ‘Dabangg’ star shared three photos in total, and all three of them had the same caption. She wrote, “BIG day for me!!! One of my biggest dreams is coming truuuue… and I cant wait to share it with YOUUUU. Can’t believe it was SO EZI!!!”

In the first photo, Sonakshi smiles and shows off a large diamond on her finger. She was also holding a man’s hand, whose face is not visible in the frame.

In the second, without revealing the man’s face, Sonakshi rested her hands and face on his shoulder.

In the last photo, she poses hiding her cheerful smile and showing off her bust.

As soon as the actor posted the pictures, her fans started asking her if she got engaged or not. Many industry actors congratulated her on her post.

Neha Dhupia commented, “congratulations Sona @aslisona,” while newlywed Shibani Dandekar-Akhtar wrote, “Congrats Sona so much love.”

One fan asked, as if it was a publicity campaign and wrote “Not buying it, seems like there’s more to this,” while another said, “Publicity gimmick, pakka.”

Meanwhile, on the work front, Sonakshi Sinha and Zaheer Iqbal will be next seen in the film ‘Double XL’ which also stars Huma Qureshi. (ANI)

Rajkummar Rao, Janhvi Kapoor Starts Shooting For ‘Mr And Mrs Mahi’

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India]: Rajkummar Rao and Janhvi Kapoor have started shooting for their film ‘Mr and Mrs Mahi’.

On Monday, producer Karan Johar took to Instagram Story to wish the whole team a luck. “Best of luck to the entire team of Mr and Mrs Mahi for starting the first innings! Knock it out of the park,” he wrote, adding a picture of the film’s clapperboard.


Being helmed by Sharan Sharma of ‘Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl’, ”Mr and Mrs Mahi’ is a cricket drama.
Rajkummar and Janhvi will play characters named Mahendra and Mahima, respectively, in the film, which is marking their second collaboration after ‘Roohi’. (ANI)

Akshay Kumar, Manushi Chhillar’s ‘Prithviraj’ Trailer Out Now

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India]: The much-anticipated trailer of ‘Prithviraj’ starring Akshay Kumar, Manushi Chhillar, Sonu Sood, and Sanjay Dutt, has finally released on Monday at a grand launch event in Mumbai.

Yash Raj Films shared glimpses of the starry event on Twitter during which the actor got emotional on remembering his mother’s death last year on September 8. The film is based on the life story of brave and mighty king Prithviraj Chauhan and portrays the great warrior’s valour and valiant fight against the cruel invader Muhammad Ghori.

The film is directed by Dr Chandraprakash Dwivedi, maker of the television epic ‘Chanakya’ and the critically acclaimed film ‘Pinjar.’

After getting postponed due to the ongoing pandemic, Prithviraj is all set to hit the big screens on June 3 in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu. (ANI)

Katrina Kaif, Vicky Kaushal Shares Their Love-Filled Pictures From Vacation In New York

New York [US]: Star couple Katrina Kaif-Vicky Kaushal started their Monday on a love-filled note.

Taking to Instagram, Vicky and Katrina, who are currently holidaying in New York, dropped a string of images from their trip. Vicky dropped an adorable picture in which he is seen crossing the road with his arm around Katrina.

“Sugar rush,” he captioned the post.

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On the other hand, Katrina uploaded three pictures on her Instagram handle.

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The first one features Katrina flashing her million-dollar smile inside a diner.

The next one shows her cuddling with Vicky at her favourite place ‘Bubby’s’ .

And with the last picture, Katrina showed a plate of pancakes loaded with cream and syrup.

“The Home of Everything, my favourite place ever Bubby’s,” she wrote alongside the pictures.

For their day out in New York, Katrina opted for a bright green shirt, blue jeans and a beige coat. Vicky chose to wear a white T-shirt paired with blue jeans and a denim jacket.

The couple’s pictures from their vacation have left netizens in awe of them.
“You both are so cute,” a social media user commented.
“You both may my day. Couple goals,” another one wrote.

Vicky and Katrina tied the knot at Six Senses Fort Barwara in Rajasthan on December 9, 2021. (ANI)

Priyanka Chopra Shares First Pic Of Her Daughter, Says ‘Our Little Girl Is Finally Home’

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India]: Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas are on cloud nine as their newborn daughter Malti Marie is “finally home.”

On the occasion of Mother’s Day, Priyanka took to Instagram and shared the first photo of her baby, revealing that the little one had to be kept in the NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) for 100 days under observation. “On this Mother’s Day we can’t help but reflect on these last few months and the rollercoaster we’ve been on, which we now know, so many people have also experienced. After 100 plus days in the NICU, our little girl is finally home. Every family’s journey is unique and requires a certain level of faith, and while ours was a challenging few months, what becomes abundantly clear, in retrospect, is how precious and perfect every moment is,” she wrote.

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Priyanka also thanked doctors for taking proper care of Malti.

“We are overjoyed that our little girl is finally home, and just want to thank every doctor, nurse and specialist at Rady Children’s La Jolla and Cedar Sinai, Los Angeles, who were there selflessly every step of the way. Our next chapter begins now, and our baby is truly a badass. Let’s get it MM! Mommy and Daddy love you. Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers and caretakers in my life and out there. You make it look so easy. Thank you,” she added.
Priyanka did not forget to thank her hubby Nick for making her a mom.

“Also.. there is no one I’d rather do this with than you. Thank you for making me a mama @nickjonas I love you. Ps- thx @divya_jyoti masi for the picture and @akarikalai masi for MMs fit,” she concluded.
Speaking of the picture, it’s definitely a feast for the eyes. In the image, Priyanka is seen holding the baby girl in her arms while Nick looks at the little one. However, the mommy chose to hide the baby’s face by putting a white heart emoticon on the family picture.

Nick also shared the same photograph on his Instagram account and captioned it by thanking his wife Priyanka.

“Babe, you inspire me and every way, and you are taking to this new role with such ease and steadiness. I am so grateful to be on this journey with you. You are already an incredible mother. Happy Mother’s Day. I love you,” Nick wrote.

Priyanka and Nick, who tied the knot in 2018, had in January 2022 shared that they had welcomed a baby through surrogacy. (ANI)

Aditi Rao Hydari To Make Her Debut At Cannes Film Festival

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India]: Actor Aditi Rao Hydari is all set to make her debut at Cannes Film Festival 2022.

Aditi will represent smartphone brand Vivo India at the 75th edition of the festival. “I am excited and thrilled to walk the red carpet of the Cannes Film Festival to represent the brand and India on the global stage. As an artist myself, being a part of a prestigious institution that celebrates cinema is an exhilarating feeling,” she said.

Apart from Aditi, actor Deepika Padukone will also attend Cannes 2022 but as a jury member.

This year’s Cannes Film Festival will take place between May 17 to May 26 and the organisers will be axing COVID-19 curbs ahead of its 75th edition. They won’t be testing attendees, as it did last year, and will not institute a mask mandate. (ANI)

Canadian Consul General Diedrah Kelly Gets Smitten By Shah Rukh Khan’s Charm

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India]: Actor Shah Rukh Khan who has ruled people’s hearts and now Canada consul general Diedrah Kelly is the latest personality to get smitten by the superstar’s charm.

Kelly was among the diplomats who were recently hosted by the star at his Mumbai home Mannat. After spending time with Shah Rukh, Kelly took to Twitter and thanked him and his wife Gauri Khan for the “warm welcome”.

“I understand the charm that King Khan @iamsrk has on audiences across the (world emoji). Thank you Shukriya @iamsrk and @gaurikhan for your warm welcome. I look forward to further strengthen ties and new co-production opportunities between Bollywood and the Canada Film Industry,” she wrote.
Kelly also shared pictures from her meeting with SRK.

The consul general of France in Mumbai, Jean-Marc Sere-Charlet, also shared a picture with Shah Rukh.

He wrote along with the image, “Delighted to meet in Mumbai a Knight of the highest award, the Legion d’Honneur, a title befitting for the Shah of #Bollywood! Dear @iamsrk my sincere appreciation for your hospitality this afternoon. #ShahRukhKhan.”

A few weeks ago, SRK had also met the Saudi Arabian Minister of Culture Bader bin Farhan Alsaud at his home.
Known as the King Khan, the actor’s next film ‘Pathaan’ is set for release early next year. He also recently announced his new film ‘Dunki’ with director Rajkumar Hirani likely to be released in December 2023. (ANI)

Farhan Akhtar To Star In International Project ‘Ms. Marvel’ Series

Washington [US]: It’s confirmed! Bollywood actor and filmmaker Farhan Akhtar is all set to feature in ‘Ms. Marvel’ series.

Details regarding Farhan’s character are under wraps, though his participation has been touted as a guest-starring role, Deadline reported. However, Farhan has not posted anything about his role in ‘Ms. Marvel’ yet.

‘Ms. Marvel’ is one of the highly anticipated Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) projects. It introduces Iman Vellani as Kamala Khan, aka the titular character, who is a Muslim American teenager growing up in Jersey City.

An avid gamer and a voracious fan-fiction scribe, Kamala is a superhero mega-fan with an oversized imagination — particularly when it comes to Captain Marvel.

Aramis Knight, Saagar Shaikh, Rish Shah, Zenobia Shroff, Mohan Kapur, Matt Lintz, Yasmeen Fletcher, Laith Nakli, Azhar Usman, Travina Springer and Nimra Bucha are also a part of ‘Ms. Marvel’, which is set to premiere on June 8. (ANI)

‘Me and mine’: Katrina Kaif Shares Pool Pic With Vicky Kaushal

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India]: Saturday morning turned out to be special for VicKat’s fans as Katrina Kaif turned up the heat on social media by sharing a lovey-dovey picture with her husband Vicky Kaushal.

Taking to Instagram, Katrina dropped the image in which she is seen holding Vicky in her arms while enjoying some pool time.

“Me and mine,” she captioned the post, adding a string of white heart emojis.

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The particular image is definitely a feast for the eyes as the couple look extremely hot while flaunting a steamy pose.

Katrina is seen sporting a white swimwear while Vicky opted for a shirtless look. The couple’s glimpse from their pool time has garnered a lot of likes and comments.

“Hotness pesonified,” a social media user commented.

“Oh my God! Can’t take my eyes off you guys,” another one wrote.

Vicky and Katrina tied the knot at Six Senses Fort Barwara in Rajasthan on December 9, 2021.

Currently, the two are busy working on their projects. Katrina is shooting for ‘Mery Christmas’. On the other hand, Vicky has director Anand Tiwari’s yet-to-be-tiled film in the pipeline. (ANI)

Nushrratt Bharuccha Starrer ‘Janhit Mein Jaari’ Trailer Out

Vinod Bhanushali and Raaj Shaandilyaa bring you a social-comedy-drama ‘Janhit Mein Jaari’ helmed by debutant director Jai Basantu Singh, headlined by Nushrratt Bharuccha that promises to tickle your funny bones and open your mind to possibilities.

The film encompasses the journey of a young girl who sells condoms for a living despite societal resistance. It is the story of a girl who juggles working towards the betterment of women, telling people the importance of using protection while handling the resistance of her family and in-laws towards her job.

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Anud Singh who makes his Hindi film debut opposite Nushrratt portrays the character of her supportive husband to the T. The film is supported by a stellar cast like Vijay Raaz, Paritosh Tripathi, Tinnu Anand, Bijendra Kala, Neha Saraf, and many others.
Talking about leading this social comedy, Nushrratt Bharuccha said in a statement, “I was intrigued with the concept of ‘Janhit Mein Jaari’ right from the moment I first heard the one-liner. To be able to speak aloud about such a hush-hush yet crucial matter, and for it to be laced with humour that will appease the family audience and all of this narrated from a female’s perspective attracted me to the script. It’s an absolute delight to collaborate with Raaj again and I’m so excited to be part of India’s first female franchise backed by Vinod Bhaunshali.”
Elaborating further, Raaj Shaandilyaa added, “I have always loved bringing small-town narratives to the big screen but with ‘Janhit Mein Jaari’ we touch upon socially relevant subjects. I am glad Vinod was equally passionate to create something on this subject and Nushrratt has outdone herself in this film. Jai has fabulously brought to life the story that was on paper with the stellar cast to support Nushrratt.”

‘Janhit Mein Jaari’ will hit the theatres on June 10, 2022.

Sanjay Kapoor Marks 32 Years Of His Debut Film ‘Prem’; Shares Throwback Pics

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India]: Bollywood actor Sanjay Kapoor on Thursday marked 32 years of his debut in the film industry by sharing throwback pictures from his first movie ‘Prem’.

Sanjay took to his Instagram handle and posted a series of pictures featuring his co-star Tabu, the cast and crew of ‘Prem’ along with its poster. Alongside the images, he shared a heartfelt caption that read, “27 years of Prem, 5th May 1995, This first picture was taken way back in 1990 our first schedule was of 40 days at Seth studios, had to wait for 3 years for the next schedule in 1993, the wait was extremely tough but I waited patiently, people called me the oldest new comer I laughed it out.”

“When the going gets tough the tough gets going, Stayed positive and after 32 years I am still doing wat I love doing the most to be in front of the camera! #debut #memories #nevergiveup @tabutiful @boney.kapoor @satishkaushik2178 #jaavedakhtar #babaazmi #ashokmehta #lakmikantpyarelal #anandbakshi , And Above all my father Suriender Kapoor,” the actor added.

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Several fans showered love on the post commemorating Sanjay’s debut film. One of them commented, “One of my favourite movies till date”, another fan wrote, “Prem ! Such an iconic movie”.

Sanjay Kapoor is the brother of producer Boney Kapoor and actor Anil Kapoor. His daughter Shanaya Kapoor is also all set to make her Bollywood debut soon.

Sanjay was last seen in the Netflix series, ‘The Fame Game’, alongside Madhuri Dixit. (ANI)

Varun Dhawan Shares His Love For Coffee Through His New Instagram Post

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India]: A cup of coffee seems perfect before the start of the day and Bollywood actor Varun Dhawan shared his love for coffee through a social media post.

The sequence of photos, the actor posted on Instagram shows that Dhawan loves to have his favourite cold coffee before reading any script. Taking to the Instagram handle, the ‘Badlapur’ star dropped a series of insights from his mid-week schedule. Varun captioned the post,

“Go get it
But first get some coffee”

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In the pictures, Varun poses shirtless flaunting his abs for the camera. In the first snapshot, he could be spotted donning a cool beard look, while sipping coffee from a tall paper glass.

In the second one, which is a side-angle shot he could be seen reading a script.

And in the last one, he is clearly posing for the camera, flaunting his shredded body and toned biceps to the fullest.

Reacting to his post, Varun’s fans and friends dropped a set of fire emoticons in the comment section.

The ‘Student of the Year’ star celebrated his birthday a few days back on the sets of his upcoming film ‘Bawaal’.

Currently, Varun is shooting for filmmaker Nitesh Tiwari’s directorial ‘Bawaal’ which also features Janhvi Kapoor. Being produced by Sajid Nadiadwala, the movie will be released on April 7, 2023.

Apart from this, Varun Dhawan will next be seen in ‘Jug Jugg Jeeyo’ co-starring Kiara Advani and in ‘Bhediya’ co-starring Kriti Sanon. (ANI)

Katrina Kaif’s Sweet Birthday Wish For Her Mother: ‘May U Always Live Life With Joy’

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India]: There’s nothing better than celebrating your birthday in the company of family members and friends. Actor Katrina Kaif’s mother Suzanne Turquotte rang in her 70th birthday with her children.

On Thursday, Katrina took to Instagram and shared a few pictures from her mother’s birthday.

In one of the pictures, Katrina is seen sharing smiles with her mom. In another one, Katrina, her siblings and their mother are seen posing for a fam-jam picture.

“Happy 70th mama. May u always live life with the joy and courage that u do …….. surrounded by your very noisy kids,” Katrina captioned the post.

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Katrina’s birthday wish for her mom has won many hearts.
“This is so cute,” actor Anushka Sharma commented.
“Adorable pictures,” a social media user wrote.

Meanwhile, on the work front, Katrina is busy shooting for ‘Merry Christmas’, which also stars Vijay Sethupathi. She is also a part of the horror-comedy ‘Phone Bhoot’. (ANI)

‘Hope You Set New Records’: Ajay Devgn Congratulates Akshay Kumar On Completing 30 Years In Cinema

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India]: Actor Ajay Devgn has showered his friend and superstar Akshay Kumar with best wishes as the latter completed three decades in the Indian film industry.

On Thursday, Akshay took to Twitter and wrote, “Congratulations Akki. 30 years in cinema and several more decades to come. Hope you set new records. Will always be there rooting and cheering for you.”

He also shared a picture of them sitting together on a couch.
Ajay’s gesture has touched Akshay.

Responding to Ajay’s tweet, Akshay wrote,”Thank you brother, lucky to have supportive peers like you. Much love.”

Akshay and Ajay have co-starred in several films such as ‘Khakee’, ‘Insan’, and ‘Suhaag’ among others. (ANI)

Ayushmann Khurrana Unveils The Trailer Of His Socio-Political Film ‘Anek’

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India]: Days after Ajay Devgn raised a storm by reacting to Kiccha Sudeep’s statement about Hindi no longer being ‘a national language’, Ayushmann Khurrana unveiled a trailer of his socio-political film ‘Anek’ that has somehow jumped into the ongoing debate.

A small portion of the trailer shows Ayushmann conversing with a man who belongs to Telangana. In the clip, Ayushmann asks the man why he thinks of him as North Indian. When the man says that it is probably because his Hindi is clean, Ayushmann replies, “So Hindi decides who is from the North and the South?” When the man says no, Ayushmann says, “So, it’s not about Hindi, either!”

The particular scene has impressed a lot of netizens.

“7 seconds of The #Anek trailer should be a daily reminder to most Twitter users,” a social media user tweeted.

“#Anek This part of the trailer (ok hand emoji),” another user wrote.

‘Anek’, which is helmed by Anubhav Sinha, mainly revolves around the violence and the injustice that the people of North East India have to suffer. And Ayushmann has stepped into the shoes of an undercover cop who goes on a mission to help two opposite sides in the region to agree to a peaceful compromise.

Speaking more about ‘Anek’, Ayushmann said, “Anek celebrates the spirit of truly being an Indian. Anubhav sir is pushing the envelope and setting a benchmark with his passionate storytelling with this film. My character Joshua compelled me to do things I had never done before, both physically and mentally. With the right guidance and training, I gave this role my best shot to bring life to everything Anubhav envisioned for the film.”

Danny Danzongpa and Manoj Pahwa are also a part of ‘Anek’, which is set to release on May 27. (ANI)

Ranveer Singh Opens Up About His Character In ‘Jayeshbhai Jordaar’

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India]: Ahead of the release of his film ‘Jayeshbhai Jordaar’, actor Ranveer Singh opened up about his character and drew a comparison between his reel and real persona.

“There are several parallels between my life and Jayesh’s life. Sometimes, you are faced with daunting circumstances when you think how am I going to possibly overcome this to achieve what I want to achieve and there is some amount of courage and fortitude that propels your forward, that you tap into overcoming all of those obstacles and adversities that gets you to where you want to get to and you go about it like your life depends on it,”

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Ranveer said. He added, “I found that in playing Jayesh I was able to tap into my own life’s experiences. With the odds stacked against oneself, you turn to the power that love gives you. In Jayesh’s case, it’s the love for his wife and daughter. In my case, it’s the love for my parents and my desire to make them proud by achieving something which has propelled me forward. Jayeshbhai and I are both accidental heroes!”

Helmed by Divyang Thakkar, ‘Jayeshbhai Jordaar’ features Ranveer in the titular role as the son of a traditional Gujarati sarpanch, who believes in equal rights between males and females in society.

The film is scheduled to release on May 13, 2022. (ANI)

A Look At Akshay Kumar’s Kick-Ass Performances As He Completes 3 Decades In Bollywood

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India]: Bollywood Megastar Akshay Kumar, who is known as the king of the box office, successfully completed three decades in the tinsel town today.

Love him or hate him! No one can deny the fact that Akshay Kumar is the most versatile actor in the film industry, be it in action-packed to comedy films, he has always captivated millions of hearts through his performances. Here are five kick-ass performances of our ‘Khiladi’.

1. Main Khiladi Tu Anari (1994)

This Sameer Malkan directorial which is best known for its title track is an action comedy film, featuring Akshay Kumar, Saif Ali Khan and Shilpa Shetty in the lead roles. This flick was a remake of The Hard Way 1991 (Hollywood). This was a super-hit film and still persists to win the heart of youngsters to date.

Plot: A police officer Karan Joglekar seeks revenge when his brother is murdered by an underworld figure. Things get complicated when actor Deepak Kumar encounters this police inspector who agrees to help the officer with the case by enacting as a cop, as he wanted to add realism to his acting by observing the police inspector.

2. Hera Pheri (2000)

Best comedy film of all times, directed by Priyadarshan, this Akshay Kumar starrer film is a comedy thriller also featuring Paresh Rawal, Sunil Shetty and Tabu in the pivotal roles. It is a remake of Ramji Rao Speaking 1989, a Malayalam film. This movie also has a sequel by the name of Phir Hera Pheri, which was released after the first instalment of the movie.

Plot: A quest three unemployed men, two tenants and a landlord clash in a desperate need of money and come together for a journey to seek out different ways to attain some cash.

3. Bhool Bhulaiyya (2007)

This comedy horror film directed by Priyadarshan felt just a little short of becoming another cult-classic film. Inspired by a South Indian film, this horror-comedy flick featured Akshay, Vidya Balan, Ameesha Patel, Paresh Rawal, Rajpal Yadav and Shiney Ahuja in the lead roles.

Plot: An NRI couple decides to reside in their ancestral home, which is said to be haunted. Soon, paranormal activities were detected by the couple which leads to an arrival of a friend, the couple’s psychiatrist friend who enters the frame to solve the mystery.

4. Welcome (2007)

A full-on ‘Masala-comedy’ flick directed by Anees Bazmee and produced by Firoz A. Nadiadwala and Ronnie Screwvala. This comedy film stars a large ensemble cast featuring, Akshay, Anil Kapoor, Nana Patekar, Katrina Kaif, Paresh Rawal, Malika Sherawat, and Feroz Khan.

Plot: Two gangsters– Uday and Majnu– meet Rajeev Saini, who has a clean and respectable family background, and wants to get their sister Sanjana married to him. A series of funny sequences occurs when they discover that her brothers are gangsters.

5. Airlift (2016)

This Akshay starrer film is a real-life inspired action-thriller film, a directorial of Raja Krishna Menon. Starring Akshay Kumar and Nimrat Kumar, this film follows the story of Ranjit Katyal (Akshay’s character) who is an Indian Businessman residing in Kuwait.

Plot: The story revolves around an Indian businessman who rescued thousands of Indians from Kuwait during Iraq’s invasion in 1990.

Meanwhile, on the work front, Akshay is currently filming for his upcoming flick ‘Selfiee’, alongside this he has a bunch of projects on his slate including Prithviraj, Ram Setu, and Raksha Bandhan rowed up for this year. (ANI)

Esha Gupta Completes 10 Years In Film Industry

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India]: Actor Esha Gupta has completed 10 years in the film industry.

Marking the occasion, Esha, who has featured in films like ‘Jannat 2’, ‘Raaz 3D’ and ‘Rustom’ among others, took a stroll down memory lane and shared how she established a respectable position in the acting field. “It’s surreal and still feels unreal. Sometimes, I still cannot believe that I’m such a lucky girl to be an actor in the Indian film industry. God truly works in mysterious ways, and the universe has so much in abundance for all of us. A girl from nowhere, making it to the big screen, and people knowing my name! I cannot be more grateful and thankful for you to be who I am and for the love, I’ve earned from the audience and the industry. There is not a thing I would change in my life, some are achievements, and some are lessons,” she said.

Currently, Esha has multiple projects in her kitty. She will be seen in the new season of ‘Aashram’. She also has ‘Invisible Woman’ in the pipeline. (ANI)

Alia Bhatt’s ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’ Becomes Top Non-English Film On Netflix

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India]: Actor Alia Bhatt is extremely happy as her film ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’ has become the top non-English film on Netflix globally.

“It’s amazing to see how great stories continue to find new audiences, within India and beyond with Netflix. With all the love that Gangubai Kathiawadi has been receiving from its viewers all over the world, I’m rendered speechless. I’ve always aspired to work with Sanjay Leela Bhansali and to have our film find a home on Netflix and receive the splendid response it did, fills me with gratitude,” Alia said, sharing an update on her Instagram Story.

“Streaming services, especially Netflix, break barriers of borders and languages and allow stories to find newer audiences everyday. To see Gangubai Kathiawadi trend at #1 in Non-English films globally on Netflix and in the Top 10 in 25 countries from Australia, Canada to the United Kingdom is simply overwhelming,” she further said.

Helmed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’, which was released in theatres on February 25, revolves around a girl sold by a suitor into prostitution and how she becomes a prominent and celebrated figure in the underworld and Kamathipua red-light district.

Bhansali, too, expressed his happiness.

“‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’ is a special film that I hold very close to my heart. The audience loved it when it was released in theaters and now, with Netflix, we are delighted to see how wide the film has been able to reach, finding new audiences. Its success on Netflix reinforces that Gangubai’s story of fight for justice for women is truly universal,” he shared.

Also, ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’ is one of the films to enter the 100-crore club this year. (ANI)

Sidharth Malhotra, Kiara Advani Attend Eid Party Together Amid Breakup Rumours

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India]: Seems like all is well between Sidharth Malhotra and Kiara Advani as the two were spotted together at Arpita Khan and Aayush Sharma’s Eid party on Tuesday night, days after their break up reports surfaced on the internet.

They posed separately for the shutterbugs upon their arrival but went inside the venue together after seeing each other. A big Smile was clearly visible on Kiara and Sidharth’s faces.

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This is for the first time that Sidharth and Kiara have attended any event together ever since the news circulated in the media about their separation, leaving their fans elated.

“My cuties,” a social media user commented.”Forever together,” another one wrote.

Sidharth and Kiara, who featured together in ‘Shershaah’, have been speculated to be dating for a long time now. However, they have neither denied nor confirmed their relationship yet. (ANI)

Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar & Other Celebs Extend Wishes For Fans On Eid 2022

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], May 3 (ANI): As the festival of Eid is being celebrated throughout the country with great enthusiasm and fervour, everyone has been sending wishes to their dear ones on this auspicious day.

On such an occasion, how can our Bollywood celebs not offer their love and wishes to their fans, hence a number of stars, including Akshay Kumar, Amitabh Bachchan, Raveena Tandon and Huma Qureshi took to their social media accounts to wish their fans a happy Eid.

Veteran actor Amitabh Bachan was among the first ones to tweet his wish for the fans on Eid by dropping a picture that read, “Eid Mubarak”.

Actor Raveena Tandon also took it to her Twitter handle and shared a photo of the moon along with a picture that had ‘Eid Mubarak’ written on it, showcasing her wearing a green coloured Anarkali.

“Eid Mubarak everyone, this day will bring happiness in our lives,” Akshay Kumar wrote in Hindi on his Twitter account.

Actor Huma Qureshi also tweeted, ‘Chand Mubarak, Eid Mubarak’ with a moon emoticon and wished her fans.

The month-long fasting rituals of Eid ul Fitr are also remembered to pay homage to Allah for providing and blessing people with strength and courage.

One good deed is said to be repaid ten times over. Ramzan, the month-long fasting season, is a symbol of endurance, patience, and commitment. (ANI)

Kareena, Karisma Kapoor Shower Love On Natasha Poonawalla’s Met Gala Look

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India]: Businesswoman and socialite Natasha Poonawalla’s Met Gala 2022 look has garnered praise from several people including her friend and actor Kareena Kapoor Khan.

Taking to Instagram Story, Kareena dropped a picture of Natasha’s glamorous Met Gala look and wrote, ” The one and only. Ufffff. Love love love.”

Natasha was dressed in an exquisite Sabyasachi sari. She paired Sabyasachi couture sari with a Schiaparelli hand-forged metal bustier.

Malaika Arora and Karisma Kapoor, too, showered love on Natasha.

Karisma took to Instagram Story and used golden font to express her appreciation for Natasha’s golden look, writing, “That’s my girl (heart emojis). Amazing.”

“Woah woman you nailed it,” Malaika posted on Instagram Story.

For the unversed, Natasha is the wife of Serum Institute of India’s CEO Aadar Poonawalla. (ANI)

Alia Bhatt Shares Her ‘Selfie Life’ In This New Instagram Post

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India]: Alia Bhatt, fresh from her dreamy wedding with Ranbir Kapoor, shared her life through four selfies where she posted her pictures from the first four months of 2022.

Sharing instances from her life occasionally, Alia often leaves her fans in awe of her beauty with the pictures she shares on her Instagram handle. Similarly, Alia has taken the Internet by storm when she posted four pictures that give us a glimpse of the actor at different times from January to April.

In the first selfie, the actor is seen basking in the sun.

The second one shows a delighted Alia upon receiving a handwritten letter from Amitabh Bachchan praising her performance in Gangubai Kathiawadi.

Her third photo is a cute selfie from the sets of Ayan Mukherji’s Brahmastra, with her hair covered in yellow petals.

Meanwhile, in her last photo, the actress enjoyed is seen spending some quality time in the pool.

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Meanwhile, the newly-wed couple Alia and Ranbir will be seen in Ayan Mukerji’s fantasy drama ‘Brahmastra’ which is slated to release on September 9, 2022.

Besides, Alia is also working on the next schedule of her upcoming film ‘Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani’ directed by Karan Johar, which also stars Ranveer Singh. (ANI)

Hema Malini Shares Update On Dharmendra’s Health, Says ‘He Is Ok Now’

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India]: Actor-turned-politician Hema Malini, on the occasion of her wedding anniversary, shared an update regarding her husband Dharmendra’s health. The veteran star was discharged yesterday from a private hospital in Mumbai where he was admitted last week due to back pain.

Hema took to her Twitter handle and thanked well-wishers by writing, “I would like to thank thousands of well-wishers who have been enquiring about Dharam ji’s health.” Giving the health update, she added, “Yes, he was in the hospital for a few days but he is ok now and thankfully back home. Thank you all once again for your anxious calls and enquiries about his health. God has been kind.”

Dharmendra was admitted to Mumbai’s Breach Candy Hospital earlier this week after he suffered a muscle pull in his back while shooting. He was discharged on Sunday.

The actor later also shared a video on Twitter, where he said, “Friends, I have learnt the lesson. Friends, don’t do anything over. I did it and suffered a big muscle pull (in the) back. So, I have to go to the hospital. I am back with your good wishes and blessings so don’t worry, now I will be very careful. Love you all.” (ANI)

Dharmendra Deol Discharged From Hospital After Suffering Muscle Pull In His Back

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India]: Veteran actor Dharmendra, who was admitted to Mumbai’s Breach Candy Hospital earlier this week after he suffered a muscle pull in his back during shooting, was discharged, informed the hospital on Sunday.

“Actor Dharmendra had a backache during shooting, after which he was admitted four days ago. He has now been discharged,” said Mumbai’s Breach Candy Hospital.

In the video on Twitter, the ‘Sholay’ actor said: “Friends, I have learnt the lesson. Friends, don’t do anything over.

I did it and suffered a big muscle pull (in the) back. So, I have to go to the hospital. I am back with your good wishes and blessings so don’t worry, now I will be very careful. Love you all.”

Meanwhile, on the work front, Dharmendra will be seen in ‘Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani’ and ‘Apne 2’. (ANI)

Salman Khan Offers Shehnaaz Gill An Incredible Fee For ‘Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali’

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India]: Actor and former ‘Bigg Boss’ contestant Shehnaaz Gill looks set to make her grand debut in Bollywood with Salman Khan’s Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali. However, as reports suggest, Shenaaz might have been offered an incredible fee by Salman.

Salman, reportedly, allowed Shehnaaz to choose a fee of her will. It is believed due to his fondness towards Shehnaaz, he approached her to be a part of the movie and even allowed her to charge any amount she wants. Shehnaaz’s innocence had always appealed Salman during her ‘Bigg Boss’ days, and the way she dealt with her boyfriend Sidharth Shukla’s death had really touched everyone’s heart.

Shehnaaz is supposed to be paired opposite Aayush Sharma in the Salman Khan-led movie, where she portrays the role of an innocent and vulnerable girl-next-door.

‘Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali’ will have Pooja Hegde as the female lead, alongside Aayush Sharma and Zaheer Iqbal, who allegedly play Salman Khan’s brothers. It is also speculated that Raghav Juyal had joined the cast of the movie.

Shehnaaz having recently appeared in the Punjabi film, ‘Honsla Rakh’ opposite Diljit Dosanjh, is set to make her Bollywood debut with ‘Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali,’ releasing on December 30, 2022. (ANI)

On Rishi Kapoor’s Death Anniversary, Here Are Some Famous Songs Of Him

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], April 30 (ANI): Today is the day when our Bollywood cinema lost a very remarkable and valuable actor Rishi Kapoor, who kicked the bucket on April 30, 2020, while leaving behind a great void in the industry, an end to a romantic Bollywood era.

Recalling him on his death anniversary, presenting to you five of his best movie songs which were the ditty songs of their time to cherish and linger upon.

1. Tu Tu Hai Wahi (Ye Vada Raha):

Quite a famous song, from the movie ‘Yeh Vada Raha’, which came in the year 1982,’ Tu Tu Hai Wahi’ is a very calm and beautiful song. Cherish this song with your beloved one and just be lost in tranquillity.

2. Main Shayar Toh Nahin (Bobby):

Another one also comes from the film ‘Bobby.’ This song is both melodic and attractive, and it may be put on your playlist and enjoyed at any moment.

3. Ek Main Aur Ek Tu (Khel Khel Mein):

From the movie ‘Khel Khel Mein’, the one with his wife, this song was a great hit of its time.

4. Bachna Ae Haseeno (Hum Kisi Se Kam Naheen):

A song full of energy and enthusiasm, ‘Bachna ae Haseeno’ is from the movie Hum ‘Kisi Ke Se Kam Naheen’is a great party number in this era too. Go for this one to rock any party.

5. Om Shanti Om (Karz):

Another blockbuster song ‘Om Shanti Om’ is from the movie ‘Karz’. Very tuneful and euphonic song, this one was also a famed song of its time and is liked by present generations too.(ANI)

Akshaye Khanna To Share Screen Space With Tabu & Ajay Devgn In ‘Drishyam 2’

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India]: Bollywood Star Akshaye Khanna will soon be seen sharing the screen with Ajay Devgn and Tabu in the upcoming flick ‘Drishyam 2’.

On Saturday, Tabu took to her Instagram handle and shared a picture of Akshaye Khanna and herself. “Delighted to have a gem of an actor on board for #Drishyam2, Akshaye Khanna..#TrulyTalented,” she captioned the post.

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In the picture, the camera is at an eye-level angle with a close-up shot of Akshaye sitting on a couch with Tabu.

The film, helmed by Abhishek Pathak, is a sequel to Tabu and Ajay Devgn’s 2015 crime thriller ‘Drishyam’.

For the unversed, Ajay Devgn’s character of Vijay in the hit film ‘Drishyam’ made everyone believe that their family went on a holiday which in turn was a perfect plan to save his family from a murder conviction.

Tabu will reprise her role as Meera Deshmukh, Inspector General of Police.

Ajay is all set to reprise one of his most intriguing characters on-screen and continue in Vijay’s shoes in the sequel.

The story unveils a journey that leaves the audience thinking about what might be his way out this time. (ANI)

Priyanka Chopra Drops Hot Poolside Pictures, Nick Jonas Reacts

Los Angeles (USA): New mommy in B-town, actor Priyanka Chopra, on Saturday shared some extremely hot photos in her latest post, leaving her followers awestruck.

In her recent Instagram post, the ‘Mary Kom’ star can be seen wearing a lime-coloured co-ord bikini set, relaxing in the pool at her LA abode. “Instagram Vs Reality” she captioned the post.

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Priyanka looked really stunning and alluring and fans filled the comment section with fire and heart emoticons including her husband Nick Jonas who dropped a fire emoji and the comment ‘Damn’.

It was recently revealed that the actor couple duo Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas had named their daughter, who was born in January this year via surrogacy, as ‘Malti Marie’.

On the work front, Priyanka Chopra’s next films include Farhan Akhtar’s ‘Jee Le Zaraa,’ Amazon’s ‘Citadel,’ and Anthony Mackie’s ‘Ending Things.’ (ANI)

Katrina Kaif Drops A Throwback Picture In An Oversized Jacket

Actress Katrina Kaif, who is currently busy shooting for ‘Merry Christmas’ with Vijay Sethupathi, has shared a priceless throwback picture with her fans. Katrina was always a fashionista and the picture from her good old days is proof.

Katrina took to Instagram and shared a picture from her teenage days. In the picture, the actress is seen sporting an oversized denim jacket. She is seen feeding food to animals. Sharing the picture on her handle, Katrina wrote, “Doing oversized even back then ⭐️.” Have a look:

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Soon after she shared the picture, her husband Vicky Kaushal was quick to drop a comment on it. He posted a heart emoji on Kat’s picture. Neha Dhupia, who had attended VicKat’s intimate wedding, also dropped several heart emojis. Karisma Kapoor commented, “Love it 🙌🏼💕.” Shweta Bachchan wrote, “Adorable.”

A lot of fans were seen appreciating Katrina’s beauty. While some were seen reacting to Vicky’s comment. One of the fans wrote, “Hi Dream Husband ❤️Love you”. Another fan commented, “@vickykaushal09 waiting for your comment on Kats post finally expected on this❤️🙌.” Some were also seen calling him ‘jiju’.

Meanwhile, Katrina and Vicky got married in December last year in Rajasthan. The intimate wedding was attended by close friends and family members. After tying the knot, the couple made their wedding Instagram official by sharing dreamy pictures from the ceremony.

On the work front, Katrina will be next seen in ‘Tiger 3’ with Salman Khan. She also has ‘Jee Le Zara’ and ‘Phone Bhoot’ in the pipeline. On the other hand, Vicky will be seen in ‘Govinda Mera Naam’, ‘Sam Bahadur’ and Laxman Utekar’s next.

 

 

Vivek Agnihotri’s ‘The Kashmir Files’ Historic 50 Days In Theatres

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India]: Already a blockbuster, since the day it smacked the silver screen, ‘The Kashmir Files’ is still going strong in cinemas, and the audience is growing increasingly fond of it.

Vivek Agnihotri, the director of the movie took to his Twitter handle and said, “Today #TheKashmirFiles completes 50 days in theatres and still running successfully. It’s a victory of Truth. It’s a victory of Humanity. It’s truly a people’s film. Thanks everyone. #RightToJustice”

With a worldwide gross of 331 crores, the film’s box office collection is also pretty impressive and intriguing.
The movie was released on March 11 2022 by Zee Productions and talks about the pain, trauma, suffering and mass killing of Kashmiri Pandits during the 1990s. The audience is really proud of it and the film is indeed an eye-opener for everyone. (ANI)

Anushka Sharma, Virat Kohli Pose For A Happy Picture At Glenn Maxwell’s Wedding Reception

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India]: Power couple actor Anushka Sharma and Indian batter Virat Kohli marked their presence at the wedding reception of Glenn Maxwell and Vini Raman.

Bollywood star Anushka Sharma never misses treating the ‘Virushka’ fans with their adorable glimpses. On Thursday, the 33-year-old star took to her Instagram handle, and shared a couple of pictures of her with husband Virat Kohli, along with the picture she penned a ‘bubbly’ caption, “Wedding function in a bubble! Now I think I’ve seen and celebrated possibly every function and festival in a bubble! #BubbleLife”

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In the photos, the ‘Jab Tak Hai Jaan’ star was seen donning a bright pink salwar suit, with a subtle make-up look accessorizing it with a pair of big heavy jhumka’s. On the other hand, Virat could be seen wearing a dark blue kurta pairing it with a white pyjama. ‘Virushka’ looked radiant and glowy together as they happily posed for the pictures.

In reaction to the post, fans, friends and family showered praise and love on the social media post. Fellow Dhanashree, wife of Yuzi Chahal dropped a couple of hearts in the comment section. Sister-in-law Bhawna Kohli Dhingra commented, “You both look awesome”, meanwhile a fan wrote, “Most awaited pictures “.

The two secretly got married in a fairytale wedding which was only attended by the couple’s close family and friends in December 2017.

The duo welcomed their first child ‘Vamika Kohli’ at Mumbai’s Breach Candy hospital in 2021.

Meanwhile, on the work front, Anushka has started filming for ‘Chakda Xpress’, inspired by cricketer Jhulan Goswami’s life and journey. Virat is currently taking part in the Indian Premier League 2022 for the Royal Challengers Bangalore. (ANI)

Aditya Roy Kapur’s ‘Om: The Battle Within’ Teaser Out Now

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India]: Bollywood actor Aditya Roy Kapur unveiled the first teaser of his upcoming film ‘Om: The Battle Within’, and it’s safe to say that his fans are in for a treat.

Packed with solid action sequences — relentless firing, killing, and bombarding, the teaser of the film is sure to raise the bar of action. Sharing the teaser of the movie, Aditya wrote on his Instagram handle, “Ek ladai ko jeetne ke liye usse kai baar ladna padta hai. #OMTeaser out now. #OM: The battle within-releasing on 1st July 2022.”

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Going by the teaser, Aditya has turned into a hardcore action star. And this is the first time that the actor has tried this genre.

The nearly one-minute-long teaser is hands down heaven for action lovers. There are men flying, vehicles crashing, machine guns running, and a lot of muscles on display.

Apart from the action scenes, we understand that our protagonist (Aditya) has forgotten his identity and he must fight a battle multiple times in order to solve the puzzle of his past.

With stylized and high-octane action sequences, the movie has Aditya essaying the role of a soldier for the very first time.

And the teaser gives us the first glimpse into the world of OM and his fights to save the nation, without giving away any other details.

Speaking about his shooting days and gruelling workout regime for the power-packed movie, Aditya said, “It’s been an incredible journey, and it gives me great joy to share a glimpse of the film with all my fans. It’s an attempt that has been as rewarding as it has been challenging. All thanks to my director and producers for their support, I am sure the audiences are going to love all the elements of this wholesome entertainer.”

Stepping into the world of the silver screen for the first time as a director, Kapil Verma shared, “This is my first venture into the world of Hindi films, and it’s been an incredible journey so far. With incredible actors and technicians on board, OM: The Battle Within, is an intricately designed canvas for all the movie buffs out there.

We cannot wait to present the film to the audiences.”

‘Om: The Battle Within’, which co-stars Sanjana Sanghi, is slated to release on July 1 and will clash with R Madhavan’s ‘Rocketry: The Nambi Effect’.

The action-packed movie has been produced by ZEE Studios, Shaira Khan and Ahmed Khan. (ANI)

Ajay Devgn VS Kiccha Sudeep: Ram Gopal Varma Says ‘North Stars Are Jealous Of The South Stars’

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India]: Amid actors Ajay Devgn and Kiccha Sudeep’s Twitter war over Hindi being the national language, director Ram Gopal Varma has weighed in on the controversy saying “north stars are insecure and jealous of the south stars.”

The controversy started with Sudeep stating that Hindi is no longer a national language. Devgn then slammed the Kannada actor, saying, “My brother, if according to you Hindi is not our national language then why do you release your movies in your mother tongue by dubbing them in Hindi? Hindi was, is, and always will be our mother tongue and national language. Jan Gan Man.”

Filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma supported Sudeep saying, “The base undeniable ground truth @KicchaSudeep sir, is that the north stars are insecure and jealous of the south stars because a Kannada dubbing film #KGF2 had a 50 crore opening day and we all are going to see the coming opening days of Hindi films.”

The director did not stop there and he took a jibe at Devgn’s upcoming movie ‘Runway 34’.

“Like the PROOF of the PUDDING is in the eating, the runway 34 collections will prove how much GOLD (kgf2) is there in HINDI versus KANNADA .. @ajaydevgn versus @KicchaSudeep,” he stated in another tweet.

Earlier, Sudeep had also replied to Devgn’s tweet on Wednesday, saying the actor probably did not understand what he had tried to say.

“And sir, I did understand the text you sent in Hindi. That’s only because we all have respected, loved and learnt Hindi. No offense sir, but was wondering what’d the situation be if my response was typed in Kannada!! Don’t we too belong to India, sir,” stated Sudeep while replying to Devgn’s tweet.

The controversy erupted when Sudeep while speaking at the film launch of ‘R: The Deadliest Gangster Ever’, said, “You said that a pan India film was made in Kannada. I’d like to make a small correction. Hindi is no more a national language. They (Bollywood) are doing pan-India films today. ”

Devgn’s directorial venture ‘Runaway 34’ will hit the theatres on Friday, April 29. (ANI)

Aayush Sharma To Share Screen Space With Salman Khan In ‘Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali’

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India]: After ‘Antim: The Final Truth’, actor Salman Khan will once again share screen space with his brother-in-law Aayush Sharma in the film ‘Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali’.

Confirming the update, Aayush said, “Yes, I am a part of the film and I’m looking forward to experimenting with my cinematic aptitude with this project. From a romantic drama to an action film and now a family drama, I’m grateful for how my innings in the film industry have panned out. I’ve never wanted to limit my creative aesthetics within one genre and my creative aptitude has always been a reflection of versatility and diversity. Going forward I’d love to explore newer genres and newer formats that leverage my innate authenticity and passion for the performing arts.” He also expressed his excitement about working with “bhai” Salman for the second time.

“I am extremely grateful and humbled. This will be my second film opposite bhai and never in my wildest dreams did I think I’d earn the rare opportunity to feature alongside him in two consecutive projects. From my perspective, I see it as a blessing because I get to hone my craft in the presence of one of the cinematic legends of the country. It has been a great learning curve for me and there are so many avenues that I need to conquer,” Aayush added.

‘Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali’, helmed by Farhad Samji, also features Pooja Hegde and Venkatesh. (ANI)

Hansal Mehta’s ‘Scam 2003’ Shooting Commences

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India]: The shooting of Hansal Mehta’s ‘Scam 2003’ based on ‘Abdul Karim Telgi’ has commenced on Wednesday.

Mehta, who earlier came up with ‘Scam 1992’, took to Instagram and shared a photograph of a clapperboard. “And we rolled today…Rock it my friend Tushar Hiranandani (director of Scam 2003),” he captioned the post.

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Tentatively titled ‘Scam 2003: The Curious Case of Abdul Karim Telgi’, the show is adapted from the Hindi book Reporter ki Diary authored by journalist and news reporter Sanjay Singh.

Basically, it revolves around the story of the 2003 Stamp Paper Scam by Abdul Karim Telgi. The cast has not been revealed yet. (ANI)

Tabu Starts Shooting For ‘Drishyam 2’

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India]: Actor Tabu has started filming for ‘Drishyam 2’.

On Tuesday, Tabu took to Instagram and shared a picture of a clapboard, writing, “Day 1. Drishyam 2”.

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The film, helmed by Abhishek Pathak, is a sequel to Tabu and Ajay Devgn’s 2015 crime thriller ‘Drishyam’.
For the unversed, Ajay Devgn’s character of Vijay in the hit film ‘Drishyam’ made everyone believe that their family went on a holiday which in turn was a perfect plan to save his family from a murder conviction.

Ajay is all set to reprise one of his most intriguing characters on-screen and continue in Vijay’s shoes in the sequel.

The story unveils a journey that leaves the audience thinking about what might be his way out this time.

Tabu will reprise her role of Meera Deshmukh, Inspector General of Police.

As per reports, the sequel is being shot in Goa. (ANI)

Kartik Aaryan, Kiara Advani’s ‘Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2’ Trailer Out Now

Kartik Aaryan and Kiara Advani are all set to take you on a horror fest, packed with supernatural thrills and a spooky haunted haveli. The trailer of ‘Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2’ is sure to give you the chills and the laughs with Kartik Aaryan stepping into the shoes of Akshay Kumar. For the second helping of ‘Bhool Bhulaiyaa’, Manjulika takes over Kiara Advani’s body and Kartik as Rooh Baba struggles to get her back.

The entertaining trailer also featured Tabu, but details of her role are still a mystery while Chhote Pandit aka Rajpal Yadav returns to entertain in ‘Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2’. Directed by Anees Bazmee, this drama is packed with comedy, elaborate songs and applause worthy dialogues, with a strong undercurrent of horror. ‘Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2’ is slated to hit the screens on May 20.

Speaking about ‘Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2’ Anees Bazmee had previously told BT, “When I began my journey with Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 I knew I was taking it ahead from a fantastic team that was associated with it. It was a cult film. People still remember the characters like Manjulika. I had to take a calculative risk, take from some old elements and introduce something new in this one. However, in the end comparisons toh honi hi hai. There is no escaping from that so let people compare.”

Twinkle Khanna’s Short Story ‘Salaam Noni Appa’ To Be Adapted Into A Film

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [india]: Author Twinkle Khanna’s short story titled ‘Salaam Noni Appa’ from her book ‘The Legend of Lakshmi Prasad’ is all set to be made into a movie.

On Tuesday, Twinkle took to Twitter and shared the update, announcing her collaboration with Applause Entertainment and Ellipsis Entertainment for the comic romance. Also, Sonal Dabral has come on board to helm the particular project. “Applause Entertainment, Ellipsis Entertainment and Mrs. Funnybones Movies collaborate for their next feature, adapted from Twinkle Khanna’s short story ‘Salaam Noni Appa’. A comic romance directed by leading ad man Sonal Dabral,” she tweeted.

Twinkle’s short story ‘Salaam Noni Appa’ is loosely based on her grandmother and her sister.

“Salaam Noni Appa, from my second book, is loosely based on the relationship between my grandmother and her sister. It was first adapted into a lovely play,” she added.

Sharing his excitement over the project, Sonal Dabral described the story as being “progressive. sensitive … full of wit and observational humour, a hallmark of Twinkle Khanna.”

“I couldn’t have asked for a better debut as a feature film director. I’m looking forward to bringing this story to life in a way that will not only inspire people, but also be loved by all,” he said.

Twinkle, former actor, launched her first book Mrs Funnybones: She’s Just Like You and a Lot Like Me in 2015 and then in 2016 she came up with her second book ‘The Legend of Lakshmi Prasad’. (ANI)

Sunny Deol Unveils His Look From His Next ‘Soorya’

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India]: Actor Sunny Deol, on Sunday, unveiled his look from his upcoming project ‘Soorya’.

Taking to Instagram, he dropped a picture in which he is seen sitting on a staircase, looking lost in some deep thoughts. Describing his character, Sunny wrote, “He had all the happiness, but then the journey of life took away his happiness and he was left with hate, anger and vengeance. But Soorya found a purpose….#Soorya”

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His salt and pepper look garnered a lot of likes and comments from netizens.
“What a look,” a social media user commented.
“Can’t wait for this film. You look amazing,” another one wrote.

As per reports, ‘Soorya’ is a Hindi remake of the Malayalam crime thriller ‘Joseph’. Apart from ‘Soorya’, he is also working on ‘Gadar 2’ along with Ameesha Patel. (ANI)

Kangana Ranaut Opens Up On Being Sexually Assaulted During Childhood

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India]: Actor Kangana Ranaut recently opened up about an incident when she was sexually assaulted as a child.

The big revelation was made by Kangana during one of the latest episodes of her reality show ‘Lock Upp’.

Recalling being inappropriately touched by a boy in her town, she said, “So many kids go through this (Sexual assault) every year but we avoid talking about it on public platforms. All of us go through this, all of us have been inappropriately touched at some point. I have faced this. I was a child and a young boy from our town used to inappropriately touch me. At the time, I did not know what it meant, no matter how protective your family is, all kids go through this.”

“Another point is that you are made to feel guilty for it. This is a huge crisis for kids in our society. To tell them the difference between good and bad touch may not be enough. It becomes such a huge crisis. Kids are psychologically traumatised and scarred for life. They face endless troubles in life. This guy was three to four years elder than me, perhaps he was exploring his sexuality. He would call us, get us all to strip and check us. We would not understand it at the time,” Kangana added.

Kangana talked about her sexual assault after stand-up comedian Munawar Faruqui in the episode revealed that he was six years old when he was first sexually assaulted and it went on until he turned 11. (ANI)

Akshay Kumar, Radhika Madan Begins Filming For Their Untitled Film

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India]: Actors Akshay Kumar and Radhika Madan have commenced shooting for their yet-to-be-titled film.

On Monday, Akshay took to social media and shared the particular update with his fans and followers. He dropped a video from the sets in which he along with Radhika are seen performing the coconut-breaking ritual.

“With the auspicious coconut-breaking and a small prayer in our heart, we begin the filming of our yet untitled film which is about dreams and the power of it In case you’ll have any title suggestions, do share and of course your best wishes,” he captioned the post.

Akshay even asked his fans for title suggestions.

“In case you’ll have any title suggestions, do share and of course your best wishes,” he added.

The film is the Hindi remake of Suriya’s film, ‘Soorarai Pottru’. (ANI)

Tara Sutaria, Tiger Shroff’s ‘Heropanti 2’ Second Trailer Out Now

The second trailer of Tiger Shroff-starrer ‘Heropanti 2’ is out now and it surely offers what the audience can expect from his movie, a complete package of action, thriller, crime, romance and a tinge of comedy.
While in the first trailer the audience saw the style of the film, the second brought out its soul.

The second trailer actually shows the desi tadka that the audience enjoys to watch.

Moreover in the second trailer Tiger is shown in action from his dialogues, gymnastic moves, dance to everything that the audience loves about him.

The makers should have brought this trailer before along with Whistle Baja.

Tiger’s impressive avatar as Babloo, Tara Sutaria as Inaaya and Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s acting as Laila, there is every element that makes this movie entertaining and grabs the eyeballs.

Seems like Tiger Shroff and Sajid Nadiadwala have finally hit the right chords. The masses of tier 2 and 3 cities are going to see a storm just like one witnessed during ‘Baaghi 2’ and ‘Baaghi 3’.

The film features Tiger Shroff, Tara Sutaria and Nawazuddin Siddiqui in the lead roles. Directed by Ahmed Khan, ‘Heropanti 2’ is written by Rajat Arora and music by AR Rahman. The film will hit the theatres on April 29.

Kartik Aaryan Introduces His Spooky ‘Saheliyan’ In New ‘Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2’ Poster

New Delhi [India]: Taking his fans’ excitement and curiosity a notch higher, actor Kartik Aaryan treated his fans with a new spooky poster of his upcoming horror-comedy drama ‘Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2’.

Taking to his social media on Saturday, Kartik shared the poster from the film that sees him sitting in the centre of a sofa surrounded by female spirits. Sharing the poster, he wrote, “Miliye Meri Saheliyon Se.”

Co-star Kiara Advani and Tabu’s character posters from the film were also unveiled earlier this week.

The upcoming film will also have Rajpal reprising his role from the first installment as Chhota Pandit.

Directed by Anees Bazmee and produced by Bhushan Kumar under the banner T-Series, the horror comedy-drama will hit theatres on May 20, 2022. (ANI)

Tabu Unveils Her First Look From ‘Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2’

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India]: Actor Tabu’s first look from ‘Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2’ has been unveiled.

Taking to Instagram, on Friday, Tabu shared a motion poster in which she has a petrified expression on her face. Soon the focus shifts to the mirror in her background which has the reflection of a ghostly figure with open hair.
‘Aami Je Tomar’ can be heard playing in the backdrop.

“A devil or an angel? Or somewhere in between…,” Tabu captioned the post, garnering a lot of comments and likes from the social media users.

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Reacting to Tabu’s look, actor Sikander Kher commented, “As always looking forward to your work.”
“Woah!!! What a look,” a netizen commented.

A day ago, the makers dropped Kiara Advani’s first look from the film, in which she will be seen essaying the role of Reet.

Helmed by Anees Bazmee, ‘Bhool Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2’ is the sequel to Akshay Kumar and Vidya Balan’s film Bhool Bhulaiyaa, which was released in 2007. Actor Kartik Aaryan has stepped into the shoes of Akshay Kumar for the new version. (ANI)

Ranbir Kapoor, Rashmika Mandanna’s ‘Animal’ Shoot Begins Today

Manali (Himachal Pradesh) [India]: Shooting for Ranbir Kapoor and Rashmika Mandanna-starrer ‘Animal’ has started amid the snow-capped mountains of Manali, Himachal Pradesh.

On Friday, trade analyst Taran Adarsh took to Twitter and shared the update about the film. He posted a picture, in which one of the members of the film is seen holding a clapperboard.

“RANBIR KAPOOR – SANDEEP REDDY VANGA: ‘ANIMAL’ SHOOT STARTS TODAY… #RanbirKapoor and director #SandeepReddyVanga’s [#ArjunReddy, #KabirSingh] first collaboration #Animal commenced shoot today in #Manali,” Taran tweeted.

Being helmed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga, ‘Animal’ also stars Anil Kapoor and Bobby Deol. It is touted as a crime drama and will release on August 11 next year. (ANI)

Samara Sahni Pens Heartfelt Note For Alia Bhatt: ‘Welcome To The Family Mami’

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India]: Children know how to magically create happiness. Actor Alia Bhatt, the new bride in the town, must have felt special after receiving a warm welcome from her little niece Samara Sahni on social media recently.

A few days after Alia tied the knot with actor Ranbir Kapoor, the latter’s sister Riddhima Kapoor Sahni’s daughter Samara took to her unverified Instagram account and penned a heartfelt note for her “mami.” “Welcome to the family Alia mami @aliaabhatt I love you so much,” 11-year-old Samara posted.

Alongside the sweet note, Samara posted a beautiful picture of mama Ranbir and mami Alia from their wedding. The little one also shared a snapshot of Alia and Ranbir’s Mehendi celebrations with her family.

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Alia was deeply touched by Samara’s warm welcome note.

Reacting to the post, the ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’ actor commented, “Love you samuuuuuuu (a string of red heart emoticons).”

Samara’s nani (maternal grandmother) Neetu Kapoor, too, commented on the post.
“Awww this is the sweetest,” Neetu Kapoor wrote.

Ranbir and Alia exchanged vows on April 14 in the presence of family and friends at the former’s Mumbai mansion Vastu. (ANI)

Kiara Advani Praises Shahid Kapoor’s Performance In ‘Jersey’, Says ‘Arjun Has Been Nothing Short Of Magic’

New Delhi [India]: There’s rarely a chance when fans don’t encounter a fun banter between Kiara Advani and Shahid Kapoor whenever the ‘Kabir Singh’ actors write anything about each other on their social media space, and the same happened recently after Kiara praised the latter for his performance in ‘Jersey.’

After much delay, Shahid Kapoor’s much-anticipated sports drama ‘Jersey’ has been finally released in the theatres today. On Thursday, the makers of the movie organized a star-studded screening, which was attended by some of the leading actors of B’town including Kiara Advani, who shares a great friendship bond with Shahid after starring together in their super hit film ‘Kabir Singh’.

After attending the screening of ‘Jersey’, Kiara took to her Instagram handle to hail Shahid for this performance as Arjun in the film.

“My dearest SK, you are just tooooo special ya, watching you as Arjun has been nothing short of magic, you hit it out of the park and how , as Jersey releases tomorrow my best wishes to the entire team, @amanthegill, the loveliest @mrunalthakur, the finest of them all, @officialpankajkapur sir and the captain of their ship @Gowtamnaidu for this beautiful film,” Kiara wrote.

Replying to Kiara for her kind words, Shahid re-shared her post on his Instagram handle and wrote, “My dearest Preeti your words will always stay in Kabirs heart Tu meri bandi hai,” adding a pink heart emoticon.

For the unversed, ‘Jersey’, which also stars Mrunal Thakur and Pankaj Kapur is helmed by Gowtam Tinnanuri.

‘Jersey’, a Bollywood remake of the National Award-winning Telugu film of the same name, featuring Nani, will see Shahid play the role of Arjun, a failed cricketer who decides to fulfill his dream of representing Team India for his son. (ANI)

Amitabh Bachchan Tries Imitating Tiger Shroff’s ‘Flexible Kick’ To Garner More Likes On Social Media

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], April 21 (ANI): Seems like megastar Amitabh Bachchan pays a lot of heed to likes and comments on social media.

On Thursday, Big B shared a few pictures of him imitating Tiger Shroff’s ‘flexible kick’ to garner more likes on his Instagram posts.

Sharing the pictures, Amitabh wrote, “seeing Tiger Shroff getting all those ‘like’ numbers through his flexible kick abilities, I thought I would also give it a try, in the hope of getting even a small percentage of ‘likes'”.

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Boman Irani has also marked his presence in one of the pictures, trying to kick like his ‘Uunchai’ co-star Big B.

After seeing his mention in Big B’s post, Tiger, who is known for his sleek action moves and acrobatic skills, took to Instagram and reposted the former’s post.

Thanking Big B for his kind words, Tiger wrote, “Ok…had to take this opportunity and show off a little when the greatest star of our country and the greatest action hero had some generous words for me..on a serious note sir if I still can kick like you even a few years later, it will be a blessing.”

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For the unversed, Amitabh is currently busy shooting for his film ‘Uunchai’ in Delhi. His co-stars Anupam Kher and Boman Irani are also in the capital. (ANI)

Ayushmann Khurrana On Playing Undercover Cop In ‘Anek’: ‘I Owe It To My Audience’

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India]: With ‘Anek’, actor Ayushmann Khurrana has slipped into the shoes of an undercover cop.

Talking about his character, Ayushmann said, “This is the first time the audience will see me in this avatar. I have played a cop before but this is the first time they will see me going undercover. Joshua in Anek is street smart and intelligent. He knows his way around people and can fight bad guys not only in a physical capacity but also with his great intellect.”

He added, “I was very pumped to try my hands at portraying Joshua as it gave me an opportunity to explore something I hadn’t done before. I owe it to my audience to offer them new experiences with each film.”

Helmed by Anubhav Sinha, ‘Anek’ is a political action thriller, which will be out on May 27. (ANI)

Kiara Advani Unveils Her First Look From ‘Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2’

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India]: Actor Kiara Advani will be seen in a never-seen-before avatar in ‘Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2’.

On Thursday, Kiara took to Instagram and unveiled her first look from the film. The motion poster features a petrified Kiara Advani with a scary hand on her head.

Teasing fans with a glimpse of her character Reet, Kiara wrote, “Meet Reet

Don’t be fooled, She’s not so sweet.”

As soon as Kiara shared her look, fans chimed into the comment section and expressed their excitement about the film.

“Ommggg can’t wait ki,” a netizen commented.
“Excited to see reet,” another one wrote.

Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 is the sequel to Akshay Kumar and Vidya Balan’s film Bhool Bhulaiyaa, which was released in 2007.

Actor Kartik Aaryan and Tabu are also a part of the sequel. May 20 has been locked as a release of the film. (ANI)

Vidyut Jammwal’s ‘Khuda Haafiz 2’ To Hit Theatres On June 17, 2022

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India]: Vidyut Jammwal-starrer ‘Khuda Haafiz Chapter 2 Agni Pariksha’ is all set to hit the theatres on June 17.

On Thursday, Vidyut took to social media and shared the update with his fans and followers. “Witness the #AgniPariksha of Sameer & Nargis in #KhudaHaafizChapterllAgniPariksha. Releasing in theatres on June 17, 2022,” he wrote.

Vidyut also shared a poster of the film, in which he can be seen in a prisoner’s uniform with unkempt hair and beard.

Helmed by Faruk Kabir, ‘Khuda Haafiz Chapter 2 Agni Pariksha’ is touted as an intriguing sequel to his romantic thriller ‘Khuda Haafiz’, which was released on OTT streaming giant Disney Plus Hotstar in 2020 amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The first part revolved around Sameer Choudhary (Vidyut) and his mission to save his wife Nargis (Shivaleeka Oberoi), who gets trapped in the flesh trade upon her arrival in the Middle East. (ANI)

Priyanka Chopra-Nick Jonas Name Their Daughter Malti Marie Chopra Jonas

Washington [US]: Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas who announced the arrival of their baby in January this year have chosen to name her Malti Marie Chopra Jonas, local media reported.

According to a birth certificate obtained by TMZ, Priyanka and Nick’s daughter – who was born via surrogate – arrived just after 8 p.m. on January 15 at a hospital in San Diego, California. The birth certificate stated their daughter’s name as Malti, reported the outlet.

‘Malti’ is of Sanskrit origin and means a small fragrant flower or moonlight.

Nick and Priyanka had announced the child’s birth on January 22 in a post that read, “We are overjoyed to confirm that we have welcomed a baby via surrogate. We respectfully ask for privacy during this special time as we focus on our family. Thank you so much.”

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However, the pair who tied the knot in 2018 in an extravagant three-day affair in India have not yet officially revealed the child’s gender and name yet. (ANI)

It’s A Wrap For Akshay Kumar On The Bhopal Schedule Of ‘Selfiee’

New Delhi [India]: Superstar Akshay Kumar wrapped his schedule for the upcoming film ‘Selfiee’ in Bhopal on Wednesday.

‘Selfiee’, which also features Emraan Hashmi, Diana Penty and Nushrratt Bharuccha is being helmed by Raj Mehta. Taking to his Instagram handle, Mehta shared a video featuring Akshay, Emraan and an elderly crew member cutting the wrap up cake together.

“And that’s a WRAP for @akshaykumar sir on the Bhopal schedule of #SELFIEE! Thank you so much for making it so easy and so much fun despite the blistering heat! You’re truly one of a kind!” Mehta wrote in the caption of the post.

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‘Selfiee’ is an official remake of the Malayalam blockbuster ‘Driving License’. The cast is currently in Bhopal for the shoot of the film. (ANI)

Aishwarya Rai-Abhishek Bachchan Shares Old Picture From Their Wedding Ceremony On 15th Anniversary

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India]: Actors Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan have been happily married for 15 years now.

It was April 20, 2007, when the lovebirds officially sealed their relationship by tying the knot. Reminiscing about the special day, Aishwarya and Abhishek, on Wednesday night, took to their respective Instagram handles and shared a picture from their wedding ceremony.

The close-up image features Abhishek holding Aishwarya’s hand and putting a ring on her finger. However, the couple’s faces are not visible in the particular picture.

Sharing the post, Aishwarya Rai dropped a bunch of emojis including sparkles, a red heart, nazar amulet, infinity, a smiling face with three hearts, a rainbow, and a heart with ribbon.

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Abhishek dropped the image without writing any caption.

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Aishwarya and Abhishek’s wedding day picture has garnered a lot of love from netizens including a slew of members of the film fraternity.

“Love togetherness ever,” Abhishek’s father and megastar Amitabh Bachchan commented.

“Happpppppiesssst 15 years to @aishwaryaraibachchan_arb and you @bachchan!!! Here’s to the best of it all yet to come,” actor Nimrat Kaur wrote.

Aishwarya and Abhishek’s wedding took place in a private ceremony at Prateeksha, Amitabh’s bungalow in Mumbai. After four years of their marriage, the couple became parents to a daughter, Aaradhya, on November 16, 2011.

Talking about their work front, Aishwarya will be making her comeback with ‘Raavan’ director Mani Ratnam for the Tamil film ‘Ponniyin Selvan’, a historical drama that also stars Jayam Ravi, Chiyaan Vikram, and Keerthy Suresh.

On the other hand, Abhishek recently starred in ‘Dasvi’ which gained some appreciation from fans. He will be next seen in a new season of Amazon Prime’s ‘Breathe’. (ANI)

Akshay Kumar Steps Down As Tobacco Brand Ambassador, Says ‘I Am Sorry’

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India]: Faced with a huge backlash, actor Akshay Kumar on Thursday announced that he is stepping down as the brand ambassador of a tobacco company with whom he had recently signed a contract.

The actor in a lengthy social media posting in the early hours today apologised for hurting the sentiments of people. “I am sorry. I would like to apologise to you, all my fans and well-wishers. Your reaction over the past few days has deeply affected me. While I have not and will not endorse tobacco, I respect the outpouring of your feelings in light of my association with Vimal Elaichi. With all humility, I step back. I have decided to contribute the entire endorsement fee towards a worthy cause,” Akshay Kumar wrote on social media.

 

Akshay also promised to be extremely mindful in making future choices.

“The brand might continue airing the ads till the legal duration of the contract that is binding upon me, but I promise to be extremely mindful in making my future choices. In return I shall forever continue to ask for your love and wishes,” the actor said.

Akshay had become the latest Bollywood celebrity after Shah Rukh Khan and Ajay Devgn to feature in the advertisements for Vimal,which also sells tobacco products. Recent ads showed both Ajay Devgn and Shah Rukh Khan welcoming Akshay Kumar with the ‘Vimal salute’.

Akshay’s association with the brand did not go down well with his fans. They even shared old videos of him talking about his dislike for alcohol, cigarettes, and other things to remind him of what he had spoken about in the past and in a bid to make him change his decision. (ANI)

Ajay Devgn, Kajol Pens Sweet Birthday Wish For Daughter Nysa

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India]: Nysa Devgn, daughter of actor Ajay Devgn and Kajol, turned 19 on Wednesday.

On the special occasion, the power couple took to their Instagram handles and penned heartfelt posts for Nysa. “Hey daughter, you are special. Today, tomorrow, forever. Happy birthday Nysa. Privileged to have you,” Ajay posted.

Alongside the note, the ‘Singham’ star dropped an adorable picture of Nysa. In the image, the birthday girl is seen sporting a black top accessorised with a statement neckpiece.

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Speaking of Kajol’s post, she chose to upload a candid picture of Nysa. The click features Nysa flashing her million-dollar smile.

“Happy birthday baby. May ur smile always light up the world like it does mine.. ur simply the best,” Kajol captioned the post.

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As soon as Kajol and Ajay wished their firstborn on social media, netizens chimed into the comment section and extended their warm greetings to Nysa.

“Hey Kajol Di she is your Duplicate. Beautiful happy birthday,” a social media user commented.
Another one wrote, “Happy birthday to Beautiful Nysa God bless you!”

Meanwhile, Nysa, who is currently studying International Hospitality at Switzerland’s Glion Institute of Higher Education, recently made headlines after attending the Lakme Fashion Week 2022, where she sported Manish Malhotra’s collection pieces. (ANI)

Aishwarya, Abhishek Bachchan’s 15th Wedding Anniversary: Here’s A Timeline Of The Adorable Couple’s Relationship

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India]: On April 20, 2007, Bollywood’s power couple Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan exchanged their wedding vows, leaving the entire nation in awe of them.

After a touching proposal, the grand wedding was hailed as the decade’s best ‘star wedding.’ In times when there were no social media hashtags and minute-to-minute social media coverage, people around the country remained glued to their television screens just to get a glimpse of the bride and groom. From their proposal to welcoming their first child, here’s a timeline of the adorable couple’s relationship.

The first meeting

As revealed by Abhishek, the first time the couple saw each other was in 1999, during a photoshoot for their film ‘Dhaai Akshar Prem Ke’.

Since then, Abhishek and Aishwarya have worked together on several movies like ‘Kuch Naa Kaho’ (2003), ‘Bunty Aur Babli’ (2005), ‘Dhoom 2’ (2006), ‘Umrao Jaan’ (2006), and ‘Guru’ (2007).

When love brew

The gradual transition from being friends to partners reportedly took place in 2006-2007, where in a period of one year, three of their films were released. It was during this phase, that they got an opportunity to know each other inside-out.

At that point, no one knew that the on-screen chemistry between the two lead actors in ‘Dhoom 2’, ‘Umrao Jaan’ and ‘Guru’, was soon going to change into a real-life relationship.

The first Bachchan ensemble

The first time we got to see Abhishek, Amitabh and the would-be Mrs Bachchan together on screen was during ‘Bunty Aur Babli’ (2005).

The iconic song ‘Kajra Re’ where the father-son duo rocks the stage with the ever-beautiful Aishwarya is one of the most memorable moments in the ‘Abhi-Aish’ timeline.

The Proposal

When Abhishek and Aishwarya travelled to Toronto for the premiere of their film ‘Guru’ in 2007, Abhishek had planned an adorable proposal for Aishwarya.

Sharing the details to Oprah Winfrey in the couple’s first interview post their wedding, he said, “I was filming in New York for a movie. And, I used to stand on the balcony of my hotel room and wish that, ‘One day, wouldn’t it be nice if I was together with her, married.’ Years later, we were there for the premiere of Guru. After the premiere, we were back in the hotel. So, I took her to the very same balcony, and I asked her to marry me.”
Aishwarya immediately accepted the proposal.

Engagement and Wedding

After the proposal, the couple had secretly gotten engaged on January 14, 2007, at the Bachchan’s residence. After their engagement, Aishwarya quite frequently used to meet the Bachchans.

In the span of a few months, the couple went ahead with their highly-anticipated wedding on April 20, 2007. Aishwarya looked heavenly in the beautiful golden Kanjeevaram saree and traditional jewellery, with the ensemble made by fashion designer Neeta Lulla.

‘Abhi-Aish’ at Cannes

In May 2007, the couple walked their first ever Cannes red carpet together. The charming duo appeared hand-in-hand at the event, setting major couple goals and winning many hearts.

Milan Fashion Week

In 2010, the couple were sitting in the first row with international stars at the Giorgio Armani fashion show at the Milan Fashion Week.

While Aishwarya wore wide-legged velvet Armani trousers paired with a smart black satin jacket and a simple clutch, Abhishek chose a black suit with a white shirt.

The Oscars

Vacationing in Los Angeles, the couple got an invitation to the Academy Awards aka Oscars.

“What a great interruption to have, I think. It’s been wonderful, it’s a bit cold in LA which is unusual but it’s wonderful, it’s so nice, very sweet of them to invite us and recognise our film industry and we’re very happy to be here representing India,” Abhishek said at the event.

Welcoming their first child

After four years of being married, Abhishek and Aishwarya welcomed their daughter, Aaradhya, into the world on November 16, 2011.

Both Aishwarya and Abhishek have been vocal about how grateful they are for Aaradhya coming into their life. When Aishwarya made her debut on Instagram, she had posted a monochrome picture with Aaradhya when she was born and had captioned it as ‘I was born again.’

Graceful public appearances

After the birth of their daughter Aaradhya, Abhishek and Aishwarya were spotted together on several occasions.
In 2012, on Amitabh Bachchan’s 70th birthday, Aradhya made her first public appearance along with her mother Aishwarya.

In 2014, Abhishek and Aishwarya were seen at the Pro Kabaddi League supporting their team Jaipur Pink Panthers.

In 2016, Aaradhya and her parents were seen together at a Durga Puja event, and in 2017, they were spotted entering the Siddhivinayak temple.

Also in 2017, they were seen at the Ambani’s Ganpati party.

It’s been 15 years since Abhishek and Aishwarya tied the knot and the couple never fails to embrace their love for each other.

In a recent interview with ANI, Abhishek shared how Aishwarya taught him to focus on positivity in life, especially while dealing with negative criticism.

“My wife once told me that, ‘you get 10,000 positive comments but you get affected by one negative comment. You should concentrate on positivity and experience the beauty of the positive world’. So, I always try to look at things with positivity,” he had said.

Talking about their work front, Aishwarya will be making her comeback with ‘Raavan’ director Mani Ratnam for the Tamil film ‘Ponniyin Selvan’, a historical drama that also stars Jayam Ravi, Chiyaan Vikram, and Keerthy Suresh.

On the other hand, Abhishek recently starred in ‘Dasvi’ which gained some appreciation from fans. He will be next seen in a new season of Amazon Prime’s ‘Breathe’. (ANI)

Kareena Kapoor, Karisma Kapoor’s Birthday Wish For Mother Babita: ‘No Beauty Like Mamma’s’

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India]: Sisters Kareena Kapoor Khan and Karisma Kapoor’s birthday posts for their mother Babita prove that beauty runs in their genes.

Wishing her mother on the occasion of her birthday, Kareena took to Instagram and shared a throwback image of the yesteryear actor. The black and white photograph shows Babita enacting a graceful pose.

“Happy birthday Mothership..My Maa #No beauty like Mamma’s,” Kareena captioned the post.

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On the other hand, Karisma shared her childhood picture with her mother. In the image, Babita is seen holding little Karisma in her arms.

For the caption, she chose to put up the lyrics of Babita’s famous birthday song ‘Baar Baar Din Ye Aaye’ from her film ‘Farz’.

“Tum jiyo hazaro saal, ye meri hai aarzoo.. that’s what we wish for everyday…The OG birthday song ‘Happy birthday to the original Sunita’ our Mama Circa – Farz 1967,” Karisma wrote.

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Karisma and Kareena’s posts have attracted several likes and comments from netizens who couldn’t help but emphasise the family’s good genes.

“Looks exactly like karisma!!!…gorgeous,” a social media user commented.
“You all are so beautiful,” another one wrote.

“Kareena and Karisma have undoubtedly inherited their mother’s elegant looks,” a netizen commented.

Meanwhile, Babita was recently spotted with her husband and veteran actor Randhir Kapoor at Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt’s wedding ceremony. (ANI)

Alia Bhatt’s ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’ To Stream On Netflix From April 26

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India]: After ruling the box office for weeks, Alia Bhatt-starrer ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’ is all set to release on Netflix now.

On Wednesday, Netflix India took to Instagram and shared that its subscribers can watch ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’ on the streamer from April 26 onwards. “Dekho, dekho chaand Netflix pe aaraha hai #GangubaiKathiawadi arriving on 26th April,” the IG post read.

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Helmed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’, which was released in theatres on February 25, revolves around a maiden sold by a suitor into prostitution and how she becomes a prominent and celebrated figure in the underworld and Kamathipua red-light district.

Excited about his film’s streaming on Netflix, Sanjay Leela Bhansali said, “Gangubai Kathiawadi is a very special film for me and we are humbled by the phenomenal response it has received globally. While the film has encouraged audiences to come back to the theatres, I am elated that the film will now reach even wider audience within India and around the world with Netflix.”

Apart from Alia, ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’ also features several remarkable actors, including Ajay Devgn, Jim Sarbh, Shantanu Maheshwari, Vijay Raaz, Indira Tiwari and Seema Bhargava among others.

Also, ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’ is one of the films to enter the 100-crore club this year. (ANI)

Ajay Devgn Announces His Next Venture ‘Bholaa’; Film To Release On March 30, 2023

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India]: Bollywood actor Ajay Devgn, whose upcoming film ‘Runway 34’ will be releasing soon, has announced his next venture ‘Bholaa’, a Hindi remake of the hit Tamil film ‘Kaithi’.

‘Bholaa’, which will be an action-drama movie, will release on March 30, 2023, and the film also stars Tabu in a pivotal role of a super-cop. Devgn took to his Instagram handle and shared a post announcing the upcoming film.

“Excited to share with all of you Bholaa, the official remake of the Tamil super hit Kaithi that has Tabu and me in the lead, will release worldwide on March 30, 2023. The action-drama is directed by Dharmendra Sharma,” it said.

In the caption, the actor wrote, “Proudly announcing my next venture Bholaa, releasing on March 30th, 2023.”

Produced by Ajay Devgn Ffilms, Tseries Films, Reliance Entertainment and Dream Warrior Pictures, ‘Bholaa’ will be directed by Dharmendra Sharma.

Meanwhile, apart from ‘Bhola’ and ‘Runway 34’ Devgn’s upcoming films include ‘Thank God’, ‘Maidaan’ and ‘Drishyam 2’. (ANI)

It’s A Wrap For Radhika Madan’s ‘Sanaa’

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India]: The shooting of Radhika Madan’s ‘Sanaa’ has been completed.

Helmed by Sudhanshu Saria, ‘Sanaa’ follows the story of a headstrong and ambitious girl (Radhika), waging an internal battle that is rooted in unhealed trauma. Sharing her experience of working on the film, Radhika said, “Sanaa is by far the toughest character to let go off. She slowly seeps into your veins and before you know it she has already captured you. After a very long time, I have witnessed this magical, surreal energy on the set while performing. Sanaa will always be closest to my heart; it has completely changed me as a person and as an actor.”
Sudhanshu Saria, too, spoke about the film.

He shared, “I am so proud of what this team has been able to achieve and I’m overwhelmed by their artistry. The footage is magical and the burden is entirely on post-production now to honour their work and get a film to audiences that can stand the rest of time and be something that acts as a force of change in society.”

Pooja Bhatt, Sohum Shah, and Shikha Talsania are also a part of ‘Sanaa’. (ANI)

‘Tarla’: Huma Qureshi To Play India’s Famous Chef Tarla Dalal

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India]: Huma Qureshi has bagged a new project titled ‘Tarla’.

In the film, she will be seen essaying the role of India’s famous chef Tarla Dalal. Excited about bringing the achievements of Tarla Dalal to the big screen, Huma said, “Tarla Dalal reminds me of my childhood. My mom had a copy of her book in the kitchen and would often try many of her recipes for my school tiffin. I also clearly remember the time when I helped mom make Tarla’s homemade mango ice cream. This role has taken me back to those sweet childhood memories and I am very thankful to Ronnie, Ashwini and Nitesh for having faith in me to play this awe-inspiring character.”

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‘Tarla’ is being directed by Piyush Gupta and produced by Ronnie Screwvala, Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari, and Nitesh Tiwari.

For the unversed, Tarla Dalal was an Indian food writer, chef, cookbook author, and host of cooking shows.
She was the first Indian to have been awarded a Padmashree in the culinary skills category in 2007. Her “desi nuskhe” are still a topic of conversation in every Indian household, often given credit for refashioning vegetarian food in India. (ANI)

Ranveer Singh’s ‘Jayeshbhai Jordaar’ Trailer Highlights The Issue Of Female Foeticide

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India]: Never underestimate the power of a girl — that’s what Ranveer Singh proudly conveys with the trailer of his upcoming social-comedy ‘Jayeshbhai Jordaar’.

The trailer of ‘Jayeshbhai Jordaar’ opens with a girl child complaining to the sarpanch (Boman Irani) about how guys in her village eve tease females after consuming alcohol. Instead of finding the right solution, the sarpanch asks the girls to stop using scented soaps, which the sarpanch says provokes men. Ranveer decides to nod along with every verdict of his father and mother (played by Ratna Pathak Shah). However, Ranveer’s actions change and he decides to oppose his father’s decisions when he learns that his wife is pregnant with another daughter.

The trailer then shows how Ranveer along with his pregnant wife and daughter leave his father and mother after learning that the two want to abort his girlchild.

With the film, the makers have touched upon several issues including misogyny and female foeticide with a dash of comedy.

Ranveer is extremely blessed to be a part of ‘Jayeshbhai Jordaar’ and hopes to leave an important message to society with his project.

“I have been blessed and fortunate to have found remarkable scripts that have stood out and touched people. I’m grateful for them and I’m also proud of the work that I have done to bring those roles to life on screen. It has taken everything out of me but I have always believed that if I have to be the best actor-entertainer in the country, then I have to do things that no one would attempt doing,” he shared.

He added, “Jayeshbhai Jordaar is a film that I have relished being a part of because it has again pushed me to shape-shift into becoming a character with absolutely no reference point in Hindi cinema. You have not seen a character like Jayeshbhai. He is not your typical hero. He discovers heroism when he is pushed to the brink and he is, according to me, one of the most lovable heroes in the history of Hindi cinema.”

Helmed by Divyang Thakkar, ‘Jayeshbhai Jordaar’, which also stars Shalini Pandey, will hit the theatres on May 13. (ANI)

Priyanka Chopra Congratulates R. Madhavan’s Son Vedaant For Winning Gold At Danish Open Swimming Event

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India]: Heartfelt wishes have been pouring in for actor R. Madhavan’s son Vedaant ever since he bagged gold and silver medals at the Danish Open swimming event. Like many, Priyanka Chopra also congratulated Madhavan and his son after learning about the teenager’s glorious achievement.

Congratulating Vedaant and his family, Priyanka tweeted, “Wohooo! Congratulations @VedaantMadhavan! That’s an amazing feat! Keep trailblazing! Congratulations @ActorMadhavan and Sarita.”

Priyanka’s tweet left Madhavan elated.

Responding to the ‘Aitraaz’ star, Madhavan took to Twitter and wrote, “Wow … thank you so so much .. don’t know what to say.. we are so thrilled and excited .gods grace and thank you for your kindness once again @priyankachopra .. you are the very best.”

At the Danish Open, Vedaant won the gold medal in the men’s 800m freestyle event, beating local swimmer Alexander L Bjorn. He had earlier won a silver in the 1500m freestyle at the same meet. (ANI)

Taapsee Pannu Wraps Shooting For Sudhir Mishra’s Short Film

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], April 19 (ANI): It’s a wrap for Taapsee Pannu’s yet-to-be-titled short film.

Helmed by Sudhir Mishra, the short film is a part of Bhushan Kumar and Anubhav Sinha’s produced untitled anthology. Sharing her experience of working on the project, Taapsee said, “It was a wonderful experience shooting this beautiful movie. We had a ball of a time, creating memories of a lifetime. Filmmakers like Sudhir Mishra and Anubhav Sinha are institutions who enhance your craft and for me, every day was dedicated to learning and evolving as an artist.”

Sudhir Mishra, too, talked about the film and his experience of collaborating with Taapsee.

“From the first draft, I knew I wanted Taapsee to do the film. We had such a great time working on the film.

Together we have made a film with all our heart and we hope it connects with the world,” he said.

The anthology is said to showcase emotional stories of love and compassion with the pandemic as a backdrop. (ANI)

Kiara Advani Visits Amritsar’s Golden Temple, Shares Pics

New Delhi [India]: Actor Kiara Advani, who is currently shooting for her upcoming film ‘RC 15’ in Amritsar, recently shared pictures of herself from her visit to the city’s famous Sri Harmandir Sahib (Golden Temple).

Taking to her Instagram handle on Tuesday, Kiara shared two pictures of herself standing with her hands folded in front of the shrine.

The ‘Kabir Singh’ actor donned a white kurta with a bright yellow dupatta.

Sharing the picture, she wrote, “Gratitude.”

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The beautifully captured images garnered more than five lakh likes and thousands of comments from her fans.

Kiara flew to Amritsar earlier this week to shoot for her upcoming political drama ‘RC 15’ which also features superstar Ram Charan in the lead role.

The upcoming project is jointly produced by Dil Raju and Shirish Garu under the banner of Sri Venkateswara Creations for a pan-India release.

‘RC 15’ will release in three languages – Telugu, Tamil, and Hindi. (ANI)

Vishnu Vardhan Induri Announces Film On Cash-Rich Cricket League Founder Lalit Modi

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India]: It was April 18, 2008, when sports lovers were introduced to a T20 cricket tournament, the Indian Premier League — founded by now London-based Lalit Modi. 15 years have passed since its inception and the magic of the cash-rich league is very much on.

On the 15th anniversary of IPL, producer Vishnu Vardhan Induri treated cricket fanatics by announcing a feature film on former chairman Lalit Modi.

Vishnu Vardhan Induri will adapt Boria Majumdar’s book ‘Maverick Commissioner: The IPL – Lalit Modi Saga’, into the film.

“Winning the 1983 World Cup was just the tip of the iceberg. No one in the world could believe that a few years down the line, India would rule the world of cricket. Almost a quarter-century later came the Neil Armstrong moment of cricket. Formation of the biggest cricket league in the world – the Indian Premier League. It changed the cricketing world forever. The book ‘Maverick Commissioner: The IPL – Lalit Modi Saga’ by India’s ace sports journalist Boria Majumdar is a fascinating account of the creation of the world’s biggest cricketing mela IPL and insights about the man behind the show-Lalit Modi. Elated to announce that we are adapting this amazing book into a feature film,” Vishnu Vardhan Induri said.

Lalit Modi is the man who is credited for conceptualising IPL and under his tenure, the second edition was played in South Africa due to Lok Sabha Elections in 2009. (ANI)

‘The Lady Killer’: Arjun Kapoor, Bhumi Pednekar In Manali For Film’s Shoot

Manali (Himachal Pradesh) [India]: Actors Arjun Kapoor and Bhumi Pednekar have reached Manali and will soon start shooting for ‘The Lady Killer’.

Taking to Instagram, Bhumi shared a glimpse of the mountainous area. “Home for the next few days,” Bhumi wrote, tagging “Solang Valley, Himachal Pradesh” as the location.

One of her Instagram Stories features herself with Arjun posing for the camera while sitting on a flight.

Arjun, too, took to Instagram and shared the update with his fans and followers.

“A new start. Film number 18. Here we go,” he wrote.

Being helmed by Ajay Bahl, the suspense drama revolves around a small town playboy who falls in love with a self-destructive beauty.(ANI)

‘The Archies’: Shooting Of Suhana Khan, Khushi Kapoor, Agastya Nanda’s Debut Film Begins

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India]: Filmmaker Zoya Akhtar has started filming her film ‘The Archies’, which will mark the Bollywood debut of Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri Khan’s daughter Suhana Khan, megastar Amitabh Bachchan’s grandson Agastya Nanda, and Boney Kapoor and late Sridevi’s daughter Khushi Kapoor.

On Monday, Reema Kagti, who is co-producing the film with Zoya, took to Instagram and shared the update. She shared a picture of a clapboard giving details of the first shot of ‘The Archies’.

“#Archie’s #shootstarts #TigerBaby’s first solo production #partnerincrime @zoieakhtar @Netflix,” Reema captioned the post.

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Farhan Akhtar re-shared the post on his Instagram story and sent best wishes to the team.

However, the makers have not yet officially announced the cast. A few weeks ago, Suhana, Khushi, and Agastya were spotted on the film’s set while they were giving their look test for the project.

Set in the 1960s, the upcoming film will be a live-action musical set and introduce Riverdale to a new generation in India.

Talking about the film, Zoya had said, “I am super excited to have the chance to bring The Archies to life. It was a large part of my childhood and teenage years. The characters are iconic and globally loved, which is also why I am a little nervous. I have to make sure the film stokes the nostalgia of a generation that grew up on the comic and yet resonates with the young adults today.”

Zoya and Reema Kagti’s company Tiger Baby Films has collaborated with Graphic India to produce ‘The Archies’.

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