Alia Bhatt reveals that THIS person celebrated the failure of her film Shaandaar
Alia Bhatt faced the first flop in her career in the year 2015 with the film Shaandaar. The film also featured Shahid Kapoor and Pankaj Kapoor along with Sanjay Kapoor. The makers had high expectations from the film, but it failed to make a mark at the box-office.
Recently, while talking to a magazine the actress revealed that her father Mahesh Bhatt celebrated the failure of Shaandaar. Alia said that she was heartbroken but her father said that the ‘band-aid had been ripped off’.
Currently, Alia Bhatt is working with father Mahesh Bhatt in the film Sadak2. The film also features Alia’s half-sister Pooja Bhatt. Apart from the Bhatt sisters, the film also features Sanjay Dutt and Aditya Roy Kapur. The film is slated to release on July 10, 2020.
Meanwhile, Alia Bhatt is also working on Rajamouli’s film RRR, in which she will be seen alongside NTR and Ram Charan. The actress has also wrapped the shoot of Ayan Mukerji’s film Brahmastra which is set to release in the summer of 2020. The film also features Ranbir Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan, Nagarajuna and Mouni Roy.
“He’s been a friend since I started my film journey,” says Rakul Preet Singh while talking about rumoured boyfriend Rana Daggubati
Bollywood and South cinema actors Rakul Preet Singh and Rana Daggubati are great friends and the two share a special bond. The two are often linked up together. There have been several reports of the two dating, but they have always denied the reports.
Rakul Preet who is currently gearing up for the release of her upcoming film recently opened up about her relationship status on the fitness chat show with Sophie Choudry. On the show, Sophie asked, “In the past, there have been several rumours linking you with Rana Daggubati. What happened to those?” Rakul groans and replies, “Oh My God! We are neighbours, and part of a close friend group with Lakshmi Manchu who is also my best friend. Rana is also one of my closest friends like that you know? He’s been a friend since I started my film journey.”
Meanwhile, on the work front, Rakul will next be seen in Milap Zaveri’s directorial Marjaavaan. The film also features Sidharth Malhotra, Ritiesh Deshmukh, and Tara Sutaria. Rakul Preet has also signed director Kaashvi Nair’s yet-untitled film opposite actor Arjun Kapoor.
Radhika Apte reveals she got auditioned for the new James Bond film
Radhika Apte is a rarity – an Indian actress who is equally successful across the independent, commercial and international sectors. She dotted in various box office hits and has bagged various awards for her talent and skills. Radhika is a vivacious new-age artist whose acumen on the entertainment industry is sought after.
In a recent interview, she revealed, “I got audition calls for the new James Bond film and for Star Wars. I taped it at home and sent it across.” She continued, “The very fact that they are looking at actors like me, and not restricting it to a certain kind of actor, is good news.”
Radhika has become the face of OTT for the masses. Her unique and bold choices bear the results in the form of getting nominated for Emmy after her films Andhadhun and Padman won national awards.
Radhika Apte will be next seen in the film Raat Akeli Hai alongside Nawazuddin Siddiqui for which the actress has already finished the first schedule shoot in Lucknow. Fans can’t wait to see what she has to offer with these new exciting projects and roles.
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Is Anushka Sharma’s next a romantic film with a twist?
Anushka Sharma has always shaped her career in her own way and her journey to stardom was on her own terms. Anushka had worked in back to back films last year and took some time off to balance her personal and professional life which she wasn’t been able to do post her wedding due to her hectic work schedule. It looks like the actress was looking to get some really good projects and has found something incredibly exciting!
“If you follow Anushka’s career, she has been constantly on the look-out for the best scripts and is someone who hasn’t adhered to the stereotyped choices. At this point of her career, she is only waiting for scripts that wow her and challenges her and it looks like she has found something super exciting. We hear Anushka has finalized a romantic film but it will have a twist!” reveals an industry informer.
“It’s totally trademark Anushka style of choosing a film. Her films have always had that edgy element. Take PK, Pari, NH10, Phillauri most of her recent films have had her in a totally new avatar and presented something new to audiences. She has wowed everyone with her performance in these edgy films and looks like she is gearing up for one more. So, this romantic film will have its own unique storytelling and present Anushka again in a totally different light,” the source adds.
Rajkummar Rao and Shraddha Kapoor to reunite for a fresh film?
Rajkummar Rao and Shraddha Kapoor together stirred a laugh riot packed with some very relevant social messages as they gave us Stree. No wonder the film became a big hit at the box office, raking in over Rs 100 crore. In fact, the film ended on a cliff-hanger and deserves a legit sequel. We already want one, and reports even suggested it was happening. However, we hear there’s a new development as well!
As reported by a tabloid, Rajkummar and Shraddha might soon come together for a fresh film, but not Stree 2! Producer Dinesh Vijan earlier confirmed the sequel but it is reportedly on hold while he plans a new project. We hear he has already verbally narrated the script to the actors, and they liked it too. The report also suggests that Shraddha turned down Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 since she had already committed to Dinesh, who also happens to be a good friend. If everything works out, the project might roll next year. Isn’t that great news?
Prior to that, both the actors have their plates full. While Rajkummar is working on Turram Khan and Roohi Afza, Shraddha is filming for Baaghi 3 and awaits the release of Street Dancer 3D.
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EXCLUSIVE: Post Airlift Akshay Kumar reunites with Nikkhil Advani for a lavish, action-packed entertainer!
Bollywood Hungama was the first to write about Akshay Kumar being in talks with producer Vashu Bhagnani, to discuss a project with him. The producer, who has given many blockbusters over more than two decades in the Bollywood film industry, had even offered Akshay a whopping remuneration of over 100 crore to act in his movie. Now we have it from confirmed sources that Akshay, Vashu and Nikkhil Advani have joined hands to come together in a movie directed by Lucknow Central (produced by Nikkhil again) director Ranjit Tiwari.
Akshay and Nikkhil come together after three years. Their last movie was Airlift (2016), directed by Raja Krishna Menon. A trade source says, “This movie will be a mix of all Akshay, Vashu and Nikkhil’s style of filmmaking – action, emotion and entertainment. Akshay’s next with Vashu and Nikkhil will also be hard-core, action drama which is said to be inspired from a real-life incident. Akshay is on a roll with his last releases including Mission Mangal and the latest blockbuster Housefull 4 so charging a whopping amount is fair considering his market value and box-office appeal. This film has him essaying a role which his fans love him the most – the protagonist on a mission. A large amount of the movie may be shot in London and it’s a big budget extravaganza shot in international locales.”
According to the source, “Akshay and Vashu have been in talks for quite some time to do a movie together while Nikkhil was looking for a good script for Akshay, post Airlift. Nikkhil, Akshay and Vashu coming together in one movie means the merging of three super brands – Nikkhil is also on a career high with his movies like Satyameva Jayate and Batla House doing excellent business at the box-office and his next Marjaavaan (starring Sidharth Malhotra and Tara Sutaria and directed by Milap Zaveri) is carrying very good reports. Nikkhil is also doing a movie with Arjun Kapoor and Rakulpreet Singh. He is also helming a web series called Bombay Dairies. Vashu Bhagnani brings with him the experience, knowledge and expertise of a producer who has been in the film industry for over 24 years. He is also producing the remake of Coolie No.1 which is carrying a good buzz in film trade so a combination of the three would mean sure-shot box-office success. Akshay is said to have given his nod to the movie after getting more than Rs. 100 crore for it, thus making him the highest paid star in Bollywood. They are also in talks with a few of Bollywood’s top actresses to play the female lead opposite Akshay.”
Amid protests in London, Vidya Balan takes the London tube to reach the Palace of Westminster
Bollywood actress Vidya Balan was in London during the month of October shooting for her upcoming film Shakuntala Devi-The Human Computer. The actress was invited by the Honorary Baroness Sandip Verma to the Palace of Westminster to speak about the changing representation of women in Indian cinema.
However, due to the ongoing protests and demonstrations in London to highlight climate change, the roads leading to the Palace of Westminster were barricaded. Vidya Balan did not want to turn down the invitation, but at the same time wanted to show her solidarity with those protesting. So, Vidya decided to take the London tube to the House of Parliament.
Vidya Balan was thrilled to take the tube as she had heard about it but never had the opportunity to take it.
Talking to a media house about her visit to the palace, Vidya Balan said that the visit was gratifying as they spoke about how Hindi cinema heroines have come a long way from the arm candy roles.
Meanwhile, on the work front, Vidya Balan will be portraying the role of Shakuntala Devi in her upcoming film. The film also features Sanya Malhotra who plays the role of her daughter in the film. The film went on floors a couple of months back, and is in progress now. Shakuntala Devi, who made it to the Guinness Book Of Records in 1982, was also the author of a handful of books based on mathematics and astrology and was one of the pioneers to have written about homosexuals, showing them in a positive light.
Raveena Tandon reveals that the cast of Andaz Apna Apna were not on talking terms with each other during the shoot
Andaz Apna Apna recently completed 25 years of its release. While the film proved to be a commercial failure during its release, it only went on to get the tag of a cult classic and is a favourite among cinema lovers even after all these years. Starring Aamir Khan, Salman Khan, Raveena Tandon, and Karisma Kapoor the film was directed by Rajkumar Santoshi.
On this joyous occasion, actress Raveena Tandon spoke to a news daily about the film and left people in shock with certain revelations. Raveena revealed that though they had fun shooting the film, none of them were talking to each other on the sets. She said that everyone was fighting. Salman and Aamir were not talking to each other, Karisma and Raveena were not talking to each other and neither was Salman and Rajkumar Santoshi.
Raveena is still amused as to how they made the film and later admits that they are indeed good actors. Recalling an incident from the set, Raveena said that in the climax scene Raveena and Karisma’s character are tied to a pillar. The director told the two actresses that unless they talk to each other, they will not let them go.
Raveena Tandon also revealed that she is yet to watch the film. Meanwhile, on Monday, Karisma Kapoor took to her social media handle to share a few stills from Andaz Apna Apna.
Janhvi Kapoor proves that purple is the new sexy in this photoshoot
If there’s any new-age celebrity who has their fashion game on point, it has to be Janhvi Kapoor. She manages to look like a dream in everything she wears, be it western outfits or ethnic outfits. Creating a record of sorts, Janhvi Kapoor is just one movie old in the industry and has 6 movies lined up in her kitty!
Dressed up in a purple dress by Alina Anwar Couture, a luxury brand based in Dubai, Janhvi Kapoor looks mesmerizing in a thigh-high slit gown with a trail. Leaving her hair in a messy ponytail, Janvhi kept her makeup minimal and has donned multiple accessories by Swarovski and Anaqa Jewels. Rounding off her look with champagne heels by Sophia Webster, Janhvi Kapoor’s stylist, Mohit Rai surely knows how to make her look like the queen that she is.
CONFIRMED! Arjun Kapoor and Rakul Preet Singh to star in a dramedy produced by T-Series, Emmay Entertainment & JA Entertainment
Arjun Kapoor and Rakul Preet Singh team up for the first time for an untitled family dramedy being produced by T-Series, Emmay Entertainment and JA Entertainment; film rolls this month. After collaborating on Batla House, Satyameva Jayate and it’s already announced sequel which goes on the floors in February, Bhushan Kumar, Nikkhil Advani, and John Abraham are gearing up for yet another collaboration.
Kaashvie Nair, who has earlier assisted Nikkhil on his sports-drama Patiala House and the 2013 action thriller D-Day and co-directed the TV series POW Bandi Yuddh Ke, will be making her feature film debut as a director with this one. She is the daughter of Shashilal K Nair, who has directed films like the 1992 crime-drama Angaar which bagged him the National Film Award for Best Special Effects, and the 2001 action-crime film One 2 Ka 4, featuring Shah Rukh Khan and Juhi Chawla. Kaashvie and her team have completed the recee and the film is in the final stages of prep.
“It is a coming-of-age, cross-border love story, beautifully written by Anuja Chauhan, Amitosh Nagpal, and Kaashvie. It will be shot extensively in Punjab and Los Angeles and will feature Arjun and Rakul in never-seen-before avatars. We will be locking the title and the release date soon,” informs Nikkhil, who is gearing up for the release of his next production, the Milap Zaveri directed Marjaavaan, which also features Rakul, alongside Sidharth Malhotra and Tara Sutaria.
Bhushan adds that the film is scheduled to go on the floors this month. “It sums up our everyday experiences and relationships with our families. The audiences will definitely enjoy it,” the filmmaker promises.
Arjun informs that when the debutante filmmaker and the writers gave him a narration, he knew instantly that it was a special script. “I have grown up in a joint family so I understood that it’s the biggest pillar of love, strength, and support. That’s the essence of our film, which has its heart in the right place. I’m having a blast even during the prep,” the 34-year-old actor asserts, adding that he is excited to be working with Rakul for the first time after collaborating with her during workshops. “She is a beautiful, instinctive and generous co-star,” he signs off.
Produced by Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar, Monisha Advani, Madhu Bhojwani, Nikkhil Advani and John Abraham, the film will go on floors this month.
Alia Bhatt to undertake diction lessons for Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Gangubai Kathiawadi
After Inshallah was shelved, the fans were eagerly waiting for the news of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s next project. The filmmaker, then, announced Gangubai Kathiawadi with Alia Bhatt as the lead actress. With that being said, the prep for the film has begun and Alia Bhatt will undertake diction lessons for her role.
Gagubai Kathiawadi will have Alia Bhatt take over the titular role as the madam of the brothels in Kamathipura in the 1960s. She was rumoured to be a drug peddler and had gangsters as her clients in brothels. Since Bhansali is known to be very passionate about his prep for films, he has reached out to Mumbai’s Gujarati theatre personalities including actors Manoj Joshi and Supriya Pathak to help him in the search for dialect coaches for Alia. Alia will be shooting the film simultaneously while undertaking her month-long diction class.
Though Alia will speak in the dialect for only a few portions of the film, Bhansali wants her to perfect it. The dialect will have strong Sindh influence since the region had Kathis and Rajputs from present-day Rajasthan and Sindh.
Titled Gangubai Kathiawadi, Gangubai, remembered as The Madam Of Kamathipura in the pages of history, was pushed into prostitution at an early age, and later became an extremely influential pimp with numerous ferocious gangsters as her client. The film will release on 11th September 2020.
Pati Patni Aur Woh: Kartik Aaryan’s monologue endorsing marital rape to be edited out of film
The trailer of the new Kartik Aaryan comedy Pati Patni Aur Woh has evoked a mixed response. But the one dialogue that has the social media uniformly up in arms has Kartik Aaryan whining and complaining about the volume of sex in his married life.
Kartik says, “Biwi se sex maang lein, toh hum bhikaari. Biwi ko sex mana kar dein, toh hum atyachaari aur kisi tarah jugaad laga ke uss se sex haasil kar lein na toh balaatkaari bhi hum hain.” (If we ask the wife for sex, we are beggars.If we say no to the wife for sex we are tormentors and if somehow we manage to get sex from her we are rapists).
The shockingly insensitive remarks have not gone down well with the public. A section of Twitter users see this as an endorsement of marital rape. This writer tried getting in touch with Kartik and the film’s director who remained unavailable for comment.
However a source from the production team feels the dialogue will have to go. “Since Kartik Aaryan’s monologue in Pyaar Ka Punchnaama was a hit they thought of doing another one this time and got carried away. The offensive monologue will be edited out of the film.”