Priyanka Chopra Shooting Again For A Bollywood’a Untitled Film
Yes! Priyanka Chopra is back in Bollywood after finishing her Hollywood Assignments. The untitled film starring Priyanka Chopra, Farhan Akhtar & Zaira Wasim in the lead roles has begun its 1st ever schedule in Mumbai. The film, based on an incredibly moving true life story, is to be helmed by National Award winning filmmaker Shonali Bose and will be filmed across Mumbai, Delhi, London & Andamans. The dialogues are by National Award winning writer Juhi Chaturvedi & music will be scored by Pritam. For Ronnie & Sid, this is their 6th time working with Priyanka Chopra after collaborating on landmark films including Fashion, Kaminey & Barfi. Priyanka will be back on screen with Farhan, 3 years after they were seen together in Dil Dhadakne Do.
Late Om Puri Slashed Fees For His Last Film, ‘Lashtam Pashtam’
The Late Om Puri will always be remembered as one of the finest actors we ever had. His prolific body of work crossed borders and appealed to audiences not just in India but also internationally. Before his untimely death, in a fateful coincidence, he was working on Lashtam Pashtam, a film that celebrates the warmth of brotherhood & friendship beyond borders. Director Manav Bhalla said, “I wanted to make Lashtam Pashtam in the true spirit of freedom of human relationships, and a bond of brotherhood against all odds. There were budgetary concerns. But since I had written the film keeping the Late Om Puri ji in mind, I wanted him to hear it. When he did, he loved the script so much that he immediately decided to cut his fees. Lashtam Pashtam highlights the values that Om ji held very dear, as a human being & as an actor, universal peace & harmony. I will forever cherish having worked with Om ji on (probably) his last film & my 1st ever.”
Singer Ankit Tiwari Lend His Voice For Shiivam Tiwari In ‘22days’
Ankit Tiwari was the voice behind the ever popular romantic number “Sun raha na tu” from Aashiqui 2. Apart from being a singer, Ankit Tiwari is also a composer and has scored the music for his songs. Some of his other notable hit songs also include “Teri galiyan” from Ek Villain which he composed too. This year, he will be crooning again for Shiivam Tiwari in 22 Days. Ankit Tiwari lent his beautiful voice for Shiivam Tiwari & a song penned by Sagar Lahori music by Parivesh Singh. 22 days starring Rahul Dev & Shiivam Tiwari is a Romantic suspense drama. The film produced by Mauritius based business man Adhir Gunness, the 1st ever Mauritian Producer to produce a Bollywood Movie, under the banner of Quatre Bornes Films Producton. Actor – Director Shivam Tiwari said he is very thankful to producer Adhir, who kept faith in him, to make such a beautiful romantic suspense drama movie, Shivam also thanked his actors specially Rahul Dev, Hemant Pandey, Kritika Mishra, Sophia Singh, Kirti Chaudhary, Rajkumar Kanojia & and Rashmi Ray etc, who cooperated. The film is a story of business man Vishal who faces competition with Omtino Industry, while in race where Vishal is leading, Jenny enters in his married life. How Vishal faces all situation is to be seen on screen.
Rajkummar Rao’s Fear Of Bats!
Dinesh Vijan’s horror comedy, Stree, has explored the simple, yet beautiful city of Chanderi which has never been seen before in Bollywood. The film encapsulates the raw beauty of the city. As the concept of the film goes, the makers also identified a few places less visited even by the locals of Chanderi which roused fear in some of the cast members! During an intense sequence in the film, the makers had to take Rajkummar into a real cave. During its’ shoot, Rajkummar had to walk in with a fire torch into the cave. The actor, all set to give another good shot walked in as his character, however, he stood shocked in his track when he heard loud chirps and a colony of bats flew out from around him. The actor came out of the cave with very high heart beats and made sure that the next time he had to go inside a few team members entered before him in the cave and stay there till he arrives. While it was a scary experience for Rajkummar Rao, the team had a great laugh seeing the expression on the actor’s face. The horror comedy has been directed by Amar Kaushik and is all set to release on 31st Aug, 2018.
Dharmendra & Shatrughan Sinha Reunite For ‘Yamla Pagla Deewana Phir Se’!
Earlier seen sharing the screen space in movies like Dost, Blackmail & Teesri Aankh, amongst others will now be seen together after 2 decades in Yamla Pagla Deewana Phir Se! Last week the 2 veteran actors shot their scenes and the duo admitted that this made them feel nostalgic. The 2 of them are like family & Dharmendra considers Shatrughan as his younger brother. Even though Dharmendra is staying hush about the details of the scenes that they shot together, he revealed that Shatrughan Sinha will be seen essaying the role of a judge while Dharmendra plays a lawyer. Yamla Pagla Deewana Phir Se is produced by Sunny Deol, Kamayani Punia Sharma, Aarushi Malhotra, Jayantilal Gada & Navaniat brought his own vibe, making the characters more real. The film is all set to release on 31st Aug, 2018.
Shahid Kapoor & Kiara Advani Recreated Yo Yo Honey Singh’s Song
Shahid Kapoor, who is gearing up for the release of his next film Batti Gul Meter Chalu, is also busy burning the dance floor in Mumbai studios to feature in the video of a Shingle, being produced by T-Series’ Bhushan Kumar. A recreated version of Urvashi, the chartbuster from the Prabhudheva-Nagma starrer 1994’s Tamil film Kadhalan, the Bhushan Kumar-produced song also features Kiara Advani. Recreated, written & sung by Yo Yo Honey Singh, the video is currently being shot by director Gifty in Mumbai. “We’ve changed the lyrics, but the hook line remains the same. We are shooting on a club set in Film City. We also filmed in a parking lot to give the video an underground kind of a feel,” informs choreographer Sanjay Shetty. Even Kiara is a fab dancer.” “I know the pressure one goes through when a classic song is recreated. There will be comparisons. This could be my ode to Prabhu sir,” says the actress, adding that she has grown up listening to the original “Urvashi” number. Says Bhushan Kumar, “Yo Yo Honey Singh has recreated this version and we are rekindling the onscreen magic with Shahid Kapoor & Kiara Advani as per the tastes of today’s young generation who will have a have blast dancing to this song when it releases.”
Sushant Singh Rajput “Loves His Dreams”
Sushant Singh Rajput is all set to live his dreams. He has recently been seen focusing on accomplishing his wish list which he refers to as ‘Loving your Dream” list. One out of the 150 dreams, which he has his mind set on is Cricket, the passion which he further developed while shooting the blockbuster MS Dhoni: The Untold Story. Sushant, in the latest video posted on his Instagram account, is seen playing cricket with his left hand. While Sushant can already pull a spectacular “helicopter” shot with his right hand, he is now training himself physically to play with his left hand. Sushant, a polymath, has taken extra efforts to physically train himself to become ambidextrous, the ability to use both the hands equally well. The interesting session had Kushal Zaveri, Sushant’s old friend & former co-star of the hit show Pavitra Rishta, playing the “bowler”. While Kushal seemed to have accompanied Sushant to Jamshedpur where he is currently shooting for Kizie Aur Manny, we are yet to find out whether this is just a friendly evening ball-play or is there a possibility of the 2 of them coming together for some new project?
Sameer Kochar All For Sachin Tendulkar!
His name is synonymous with Indian Premier League (IPL) for almost a decade. Having hosted varied shows during the popular cricket league, Samir Kochhar has certainly carved a niche for himself as one of the most talented & entertaining hosts of the small screen arena. With a rich baritone & a suave personality, Samir has become a household name and he is highly recognized & admired by television audiences. Samir, who is a great admirer of Sachin Tendulkar, was surprised to learn that the shoot of his upcoming Tamil film, Adho Andha Paravai Pola with Amala Paul in Chennai was clashing with a brand launch event of the cricket legend in Goa. A source says, “Samir had already committed to host an event for Sachin in Goa but since the date of his Tamil movie clashed with it, he requested the makers if they could allow him a day off & shoot the action sequence a day later. Much to his surprise, the makers fulfilled Samir’s request for the shift in the shoot schedule.” Having hosted several cricket-based shows and worked closely with the cricket icon, Samir is well aware of his numerous achievements and didn’t want to miss out on the event.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui Encourages Farming!
Nawazuddin Siddiqui may have reached exponential heights as one of the finest actors in the country today, however, the star continues to remain grounded to his roots. Nawaz who hails from a small town (Budhana) and has a background in agriculture is scouting for a plot in Kasara. The actor in his small way hopes to pursue farming and also educate local farmers about the advancements in agricultural technology and other methods for a better harvest. Nawazuddin’s brother Shamas Siddiqui says, “Of late, it has become difficult for Nawaz bhai to travel all the way to our village, owing to his hectic schedule. We wanted to buy a plot close to Mumbai so that he can drive down to Kasara whenever he has the time. We have finalized a few plots that are close to the river, and will seal the deal by this week.” Adding that, “Last year, we had implemented new irrigation techniques in Budhana, which helped the farmers there tremendously. Similarly, Nawaz bhai & I want to create awareness here too.”
Post the worldwide critical acclaim of their movie, Beyond The Clouds, directed by Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi, the new-age producer duo Shareen Mantri Kedia & Kishor Arora of Namah Pictures is all set to collaborate with yet another popular filmmaker, Pa. Ranjith for his Hindi directorial debut. Having given 2 back to back blockbuster hits Kabali in the year 2016 & Kaala in the year 2018 with superstar Rajinikanth, Pa. Ranjith is one of the most sought after & talented directors of the Tamil cinema. “Shareen & Kishor of Namah Pictures liked Pa. Ranjith’s work and are excited to collaborate with him for their upcoming project. The subject that they are working on is a period film based on a true story which will go on the floors next year.” Namah Pictures has recently produced Karenjit Kaur, a biopic on the life of Sunny Leone. Besides Kabali & Kaala, Pa. Ranjith has also directed popular films including Attakathi in the 2012 & Madras in the year 2014.
Kritika Kamra Shoots For 18 Hours For A Garba Number!
Having played memorable characters in popular television shows including Kitni Mohabbat Hai & Kuch Toh Log Kahenge amongst others, Kritika Kamra is certainly a household name. The talented actress is now all set to spring a huge surprise on the audiences, especially her fans with her debut Bollywood film, an untitled romantic comedy, helmed by Nitin Kakkar (of Filmistaan fame). The gorgeous actress has recently shot an energetic dance number for the movie in Gujarat. “The movie features a high-on-energy dance number which Kritika had recently shot in Gujarat. It’s a traditional folk dance of Gujarat – garba & since the song is a lavish dance number involving authentic garba movements, Kritika shot for 18 hours constantly at a stretch.” “Before Kritika shot for the actual song, she rehearsed almost a week to get the dance steps right so that it appears convincing & relatable. Kritika nailed the dance number much to the satisfaction of the makers,” the source adds.
Kajol Launches The Trailer Of ‘Helicopter Eela’ On Her Birthday!
The much awaited trailer of Pradeep Sarkar’s next – Helicopter Eela is out and has created immense anticipation amongst the audience. The film stars Kajol in the lead role, along with the National award winning actor – Riddhi Sen who plays Kajol’s son. The film is a beautiful story of the relationship shared between a mother & a son. The film also stars Neha Dhupia & Tota Roy Chowdhary. Present at the event were Kajol, Riddhi Sen, Neha Dhupia, Director Pradeep Sarkar & Producers Ajay Devgn, Jayantilal Gada (Pen) & Aksshay Jayantilal Gada. Riddhi Sen, who plays Kajol’s son in the film surprised her with a birthday cake at the event! Ajay Devgn & Jayantilal Gada (Pen) presents, co-produced by Kumar Mangat Pathak, Vikrant Sharma, Reshmaa Kadakia, Kushal Kantilal Gada, Neeraj Gala & produced by Ajay Devgn, Dhaval Jayantilal Gada, Aksshay Jayantilal Gada, Helicopter Eela is all set to release on 7th Sept, 2018.
Vkaao Breaks Theatrical Release Stereotypes In Indian Film Industry With Theatre On Demand
With the evolution of the Indian cinema, the industry has also seen the rise of many stories & storytellers. And many times not all these stories reach the audiences through a traditional theatrical release. This is what BookMyShow & PVR Pictures backed Vkaao is now changing. Vkaao’s model allows film-makers to create a specific film release plan that ensures focused marketing efforts & better planning of marketing budgets. The platform also allows a long tail theatrical revenue model through which a film stays in the Vkaao library so that one can keep creating incremental shows. This is in sheer contrast with a traditional theatrical release where the shows are made available before any guarantee of box office turnstiles collection is established. VKAAO allows film-makers to be very precise in planning their shows depending on probability of meeting advance thresholds. The reason to ditch the traditional Friday release & choosing a Mon is to control the minimum guarantee required for the movie to be screened. The whole idea is to ensure that the movie is screened in the theatres in the 1st ever week, and if the movie has enough potential, it can be continued traditionally throughout the week from the 2nd week onwards.
Yash Raj Film’s Blockbuster ‘Sultan’ All Set To Release In China On 31st Aug 2018
Salman Khan-Anushka Sharma starrer Sultan, the homegrown story of an underdog that wins against all odds, broke box office turnstiles records and won over audiences in India. Now the powerful wrestling drama is all set to get a wide release across China on 31st Aug, 2018. Yash Raj Films collaborates with leading distribution company E Stars China to screen Sultan in over 11,000 screens, targeting around 40,000 shows a day. The film will release with the same title, Sultan. Produced by Yash Raj Films & directed by Ali Abbas Zafar, Sultan’s story resonates universally. It will get a Chinese subtitled release. Ali Abbas Zafar says, “Every time a film releases and newer set of audiences see it, you get a different perspective altogether. China is a fast growing market for Indian Cinema. I’m really excited and looking forward to people’s reaction to Sultan in China.”
Deepshikha Nagpal Turns Singer Under Music Batonship Of Dj Sheizwood
The launch of Deepshikha Nagpal’s debut song “Kya Hua Tera Wada” saw the presence of Niki Aneja, Rashmi Desai, Meets Bros, Mukul Dev, Aakriti Nagpal, Lizaa Malik, Prashant Virendra Sharma, Dr. Sharmila Nayak, Mohamed Morani, Saru Maini, Payal Goga Kapoor, Kanchan Adhikari, Candy Brar, Captain Avinash Singh (owner of HOP), Smita Gondkar, Sameer, Anup Jalota, Manmeet Singh (Meet Bros), Shivrani Somaia, Simran Ahuja, Kawaljeet Singh, Sheeba, Mishti Mukherjee etc. In an industry that doesn’t promise a long sojourn, Deepshikha Nagpal has reigned both big & small screen for many years. Deepshikha Nagpal is now all set to add another dimension to her career with her singing debut with the song “Kya Hua Tera Wada” by DJ Sheizwood
Producer Irshad Khan Found ‘Jaako Raakhe Saaiyan’ Funny & Interesting
The trend of cinema changes with the time and now the films based on true events are in trend progressively. Blackk Stone Entertainment is proud enough to present their upcoming Hindi movie, Jaako Raakhe Saaiyan in Mumbai. The movie is a comedy encounter drama inspired by a true event. The founder of Gulabi Gang, Sampat Pal was the special guest for the launch. Director Rajiv S Ruia, producer Irshad Khan, Reshma Khan, Zakir Husain, Pradeep K. Sharma, Dinesh Kumar, Sakshi Pradhan, Agni Pawar, Subrat Dutta, Shakil Azami, Rajnish Duggal, Hemant Pandey, Swati Sharma Rashid Khan, Rahul Mishra were present at the event. With the launch of the film, director Rajiv S Ruia’s birthday was also celebrated. Jaako Raakhe Saaiyan stars Rajpal Yadav, Mangesh Desai, Sakshi Pradhan, Agni Pawar, Sampat Pal, Zakir Hussain & Vikram Singh. With this movie, Gulabi Gang founder, Sampat Pal is making a debut in Bollywood. The movie has an intriguing title Jaako Raakhe Saaiyan. Producer Irshad Khan says “as soon as he got the script, I found it quite funny & interesting as inspired by true events”.
Yashpal Sharma Wore The Same Costume For 20 Days For ‘Kareem Mohammad’
Yashpal Sharma works hard to get into the skin of his roles with effortless ease. For the sake of attaining perfection in his role in the latest film Kareem Mohammad, Yashpal did something unbelievable. For 20 days, he wore the same costume even when he used to sleep at nights after the shooting was over and did not even bother to wash his costume till the film was complete. Director Pawan Kumar Sharma’s Kareem Mohammad is slated for release on 24th Aug, 2016. The film which drives home the message that terrorism is deplorable has already made the rounds of varied international film fest and won many awards besides garnering a lot of appreciation. The film produced by Ravindra Rajawat is being presented by Anhad Studios. Jeetendra Gupta has edited the film, while Balkrishna Sharma has composed the music & Prakash Jha has edited it. Besides Yashpal Sharma & Harshit Rajawat, the film also has Alka Ameen, Rajesh Rais, Ravi Jandhu, Sunil Jogi essaying key roles.
Suniel Shetty & His Sena Went On A Live Interaction About Fitness Across 43 Cities
Mission Fit India, India’s 120 day fitness fest, organized the country’s biggest live interaction session on fitness, Jio Fitness Hour. Veteran Bollywood actor & face of the campaign, Suniel Shetty, along with his team of experts were a part of the session. Mission Fit India was conceptualized by Fever FM & FTC in partnership with Patanjali & MY FM is the programme partners. “I am enthralled to be a part of #MissionFitIndia and their mission to spread fitness across a nation as big as ours. The Jio Fitness Hour session was truly an amazing experience for my team & I. To be able to connect with so many people & motivate them to become fitter & healthier was a great experience. This monumental session was the 1st time ever anyone did such a thing in the fitness industry.” Suniel Shetty said. The Mission Fit India team selected 20-25 people from each city through a competition conducted via digital, radio & print media which includes a few buddies as well for Mission Fit India’s next phase.
Producer Sunil Tiwari of Sakshi Creations along with Co-Producer Rikhab Jain invited the cast & the guest at the launch of the music & the trailer of their comedy movie Bhaagte Raho at Sunny Super Sound, Juhu. Satish Kaushik, Amar Upadhyay, Manish Chirawala & well-known Astrologer Pandit Pawan Kaushik came for the event. TV actress Riya Deepsi of Porus serial & Abhay Raichand of Savdhan India are debuting with Bhaagte Raho. Sunil Pal, Gopi Bhalla enjoyed the media response of the trailer & the music. Other cast of the film are Rajpal Yadav, Dinesh Hingoo, Shekhar Shukla, Nitish Chaubay, Sanjiv Soni, Ali, Sunny, Aadesh, Badrish Chhabra, Bhupendra and others. The film is written & directed by Praful D. S. Tiwari.
Veteran Filmmaker Yeshant Pethkar’s Grandson Sumeet Kant Kaul Makes His Debut
Sumeet Kant Kaul, an accomplished theatre artiste from Delhi; also the maternal grandson of Yeshwant Pethkar, the pioneer Producer-Director of Indian cinema who gave break to legendary actors, Dev Anand & Pran in Aghe Bado & Apradh and also directed Madhubala, Geeta Bali etc, makes his debut as the antagonist in a film called Pakhi, based on child trafficking. “Every 8 minutes a child is being kidnapped. Every one hour, a child is being trafficked in our country. The child could be yours or mine. This issue disturbed my mind & heart,” says Sumeet Kant Kaul. The film sees Sumeet play a negative character of a Don of the flesh trade who snatches children to drown them in the quicksand of prostitution & child marriage. It has been a challenging role for the young man. “I began to live the character of Bali and as a method actor I used to imagine this character being equivalent to 100 Ravans. Bali believed that Dark Forces were protecting him and he used to think that he was invisible.” Sumeet Kant Kaul seeks his inspiration from Amitabh Bachchan, Anthony Hopkins & Ranveer Singh and attributes his histrionics to the fact that he began his career as an Assistant Director, learning the ropes of filmmaking as much as facing the camera.