Bollywood

  • Minissha Lamba turns Vishkanya for TV
    Mon, 19 Feb 18, 11:32:17

    Minissha Lamba turns Vishkanya for TV Remember Minissha Lamba who featured as one of Ranbir Kapoor’s love interest in Bachna Ae Haseeno? Yes, the actress, who debuted on television with the reality show Bigg Boss, is planning to return to the medium. However, this time around it is not a reality show. The actress will be a part of fiction TV. Minissha Lamba, who has generally played girl-next-door, will now play a negative role on TV. However, this won’t be a quintessential saas-bahu saga. The actress will feature as a vamp on Tenali Rama. The Sab TV show is inspired by the tales of Tenali Rama, based on the real life Telugu poet Tenali Ramakrishna. The historical series will have Minissha in the role of a Vishkanya. Speaking on her role, Minissha described her character as sultry and mysterious. Furthermore, she went on to add that she is looking forward to entertain the masses with varied roles. Minissha Lamba also went on to speak about her reason for entering into the TV world again. Not only does she feel that this is the right time, but she also maintained that she is open to work on television now. While Tenali Rama is a comedy show, Minissha is open to experiment with other genres, including saas-bahu sagas. At the same, Minissha is equally excited about playing an antagonist for the first time too. On the film front, the actress was last seen in the Punjabi film Double DI Trouble in 2014. Minissha Lamba, post Bigg Boss, tied the knot with businessman Ryan Tham in July 2015. The actress has stayed away from limelight since then. Also Read: Minissha Lamba becomes the first celebrity professional poker player in India

  • Emraan Hashmi and Rishi Kapoor to come together for this horror thriller
    Mon, 19 Feb 18, 06:48:46

    Emraan Hashmi and Rishi Kapoor to come together for this horror thriller It is a known fact that Emraan Hashmi is known for being associated with horror film. Now, bringing yet another story in his favourite genre, the actor announced his next. The film will be produced under the banners AZURE Entertainment and Viacom18 Motion Pictures. The untitled venture, will in fact, mark the Bollywood debut of Malayalam filmmaker Jeethu Joseph, best known for Mohanlal starrer, Drishyam. The film shall be shot in a single schedule between May and July this year. From what we hear, the film will see a combination of crime mystery thriller peppered with elements of horror. The makers have managed to pull off an interesting casting coup with a seasoned superstar like Rishi Kapoor too joining the cast. Speaking on his Bollywood debut, Jeethu Joseph commented, “Directing a Hindi feature film has been on the anvil for some time and I have been waiting for the right story. This crime mystery thriller with elements of horror has excited me tremendously and we have got perfect casting for the two protagonists in the film. I am looking forward to start the Film at the earliest.” On the other hand, Emraan Hashmi added, "I'm really excited about this one. The film will be a riveting, nail biting treat for fans of the genre and with Jeethu at the helm of things, I'm confident the film will be a game changer". Sunir Kheterpal, CEO – AZURE Entertainment says, “Jeethu Joseph is a superlative directing talent and we are proud to be producing his Hindi feature film debut. Viacom18 Motion Pictures has a great track record on backing content driven films and we are happy to collaborate with them on this film”. Ajit Andhare, COO – Viacom18 Motion Pictures said, “Ever since we produced Drishyam, a Hindi remake of Jeethu Joseph’s original masterpiece, we have been looking for a subject to make with Jeethu in Hindi. This amazing crime thriller, developed with Azure, is a story where we are looking forward to creating same kind of magic that audience experienced in Drishyam.” Also Read: Emraan Hashmi’s next Cheat India to be produced by T-Series and Ellipsis Entertainment

  • KriArj Entertainment moves High Court against Kedarnath director Abhishek Kapoor
    Mon, 19 Feb 18, 06:18:55

    KriArj Entertainment moves High Court against Kedarnath director Abhishek Kapoor Filmmaker Abhishek Kapoor is at loggerheads with Kedarnath’s production house, KriArj Entertainment. The film was supposed to mark the debut of Sara Ali Khan, Saif Ali Khan and ex-wife Amrita Singh's daughter, opposite Sushant Singh Rajput. But, things have gone sideways. According to KriArj Entertainment, Abhishek Kapoor is being taken to court for detracting from the commitment to the financial dynamics and release plans of Kedarnath, KriArj Entertainment’s co-production with T-series. Now, it has been learned that KriArj Entertainment will move Bombay High Court against Kedarnath director, Abhishek Kapoor. In an official statement, KriArj Entertainment's lawyer Lavin C Hirani said on Saturday, "We will be moving the Bombay High Court for enforcing our rights on the film by early next week and we hope to secure the necessary reliefs from the honourable court." The lawyer added, "There is enough material to show that KriArj has complied with all its commitments as per their understanding with Abhishek Kapoor/GITS. As I understand, there have been several serious defaults by GITS of its duties and obligations towards KriArj, including there being severe delays in the production of the film which was completely in a mess right from the start of the film for reasons solely attributable to GITS. Inspite of the above, KriArj provided its unconditional support to GITS and continued to make huge investments in the film till it was realized that the amounts were not being used for the right purposes. KriArj has tried to salvage the situation with GITS several times including making multiple efforts to resolve issues to no avail. KriArj, T-Series and Balaji are the rightful owners of the film as its co-producers and therefore, GITS has no rights to oust KriArj out of the film and out of its legal rights as producers and owners of the film." Kedarnath starring Sara Ali Khan and Sushant Singh Rajput is, as of now, set to release during Christmas 2018. Also Read: Kedarnath producers take Abhishek Kapoor to court

  • Dinesh Vijan, Bhushan Kumar and Homi Adajania come together for Hindi Medium 2 and here are the details!
    Mon, 19 Feb 18, 05:54:57

    Dinesh Vijan, Bhushan Kumar and Homi Adajania come together for Hindi Medium 2 and here are the details! Hindi Medium, which was in works for a sequel, has now got a new director. Homi Adajania has come on board to direct the quirky franchise comedy. The film will be produced by Dinesh Vijan’s Maddock films and Bhushan Kumar's T-Series. The original was very well received by the audience and industry. It also went on to win Filmfare awards for best film including the best actor award for Irrfan Khan. Dinesh Vijan and Homi Adajania go back a long way. The duo have collaborated for films like Being Cyrus in 2006, an English language black comedy followed by the Hindi Romcom, Cocktail starring Deepika Padukone, Saif Ali Khan and Diana Penty in the past. Homi then went solo with Finding Fanny. The film featured an ensemble cast of Naseerudin Shah, Dimple, Pankaj Kapur, Deepika and Arjun Kapoor Confirming the news, Dinesh Vijan (Maddock films) says, “Homi doesn’t make films very often as he refuses to do stuff that doesn’t bowl him over. But when I narrated this one to him, he loved it. And when I saw his reaction, it was a no –brainer. I guess from Maddock’s stable of directors, Homi was the most unlikely choice for Hindi Medium 2. That’s exactly why I have signed him on.” Further talking about the same producer Bhushan Kumar adds, "Having Homi on board as the director for Hindi Medium 2 is a blessing. I loved his black humour in his debut film Being Cyrus. He brings a distinct quirky quality to all the films he has directed so far. That certain mad quality he instills in his films is something I am sure Hindi Medium 2 will benefit from." Hindi Medium 2 story will be flash forwarded by a decade. The film will feature Irrfan Khan as Raj. However, now it will be as much as Raj’s story as much as his daughter Pia’s. Pia has finished high school in Hindi Medium and figuring what to do next. Homi added, “I ambled into Dinoo’s (Dinesh Vijan) room and he was sitting down to a narration. I had enjoyed the first one and the way these writers have taken the narrative forward is very clever. So yeah, I pretty much gate-crashed the narration. It was so engaging and hilarious that I told him I’d be happy to direct it if he had no director attached to the project. It’s been a while since I’ve found any material so amusing yet emotional,” he signs off. Also Read: Post Hindi Medium success Bhushan Kumar & Dinesh Vijan announce multiple film deal

  • INSIDE SCOOP: Sara Ali Khan’s debut in trouble, dad Saif Ali Khan comes to rescue
    Mon, 19 Feb 18, 05:20:18

    INSIDE SCOOP: Sara Ali Khan’s debut in trouble, dad Saif Ali Khan comes to rescue With Kedarnath, her intended launch film, locked in a legal battle between the director and its producers, its leading lady Sara Ali Khan’s debut faces a further delay. It would be recalled that the pretty daughter of Saif Ali Khan and Amrita Singh waited almost a year for Karan Johar to launch her. Karan, however, got busy promoting and launching Sridevi and Boney Kapoor’s daughter Jahanvi. This is when Sara accepted Abhishek Kapoor’s offer to be launched opposite Sushant Singh Rajput in Kedarnath. Little did Sara Ali Khan or her concerned parents know that Kedarnath would be stalled due to a dispute between director Abhishek Kapoor and his producers KriArj Entertainment. Now sources suggest Saif Ali Khan is on the look-out for a more appropriate paunch pad. Says a source, “This time Saif will take a call on which film Sara will do. So far her mother Amrita Singh has been calling the shots. Saif is on the look-out for the right vehicle for his daughter’s launch.” The source shoots down all rumours of Sara playing Irrfan Khan’s daughter in the sequel to Hindi Medium. “The rumour probably started because the Hindi Medium producer Dinesh Vijan and Saif are close friends and former business partners.” Also Read: BREAKING: Suneil Shetty’s son Ahaan Shetty to debut opposite Sara Ali Khan

  • Salman Khan replaces Arijit again in Welcome To New York
    Mon, 19 Feb 18, 05:15:16

    Salman Khan replaces Arijit again in Welcome To New York He did it again! Salman Khan apparently got Arijit Singh’s voice replaced with Rahat Fateh Ali Khan in Sultan. This is the second time Salman did away with Arijit’s voice. While a majority of us have nothing against Rahat Fateh Ali Khan or Atif Aslam, we wonder if this is the right time to invite them to sing in Bollywood at a time when tensions on the border have escalated to an alarming pitch. In Tiger Zinda Hai we had Atif Aslam crooning Dil Diya Gallan and now there’s Atif Aslam crooning Ishtehaar in Welcome To New York. Interestingly it is being whispered that Salman Khan insisted on dubbing Arijit’s voice with Rahat’s earlier also in Sultan for the song ‘Jag Ghoomiya’. The Salman-Arijit feud goes back a long a way to an awards function which Salman had hosted and where Arijit came on stage wearing informal clothes and casual chappals. The two had exchanged barbed sarcasm on stage. This perhaps explains why Arijit was shown the backdoor in favour of Rahat. But how do we explain Rahat’s presence in Welcome To New York? BJP minister singer Baabul Supriyo says he is not able to comprehend the need or desire to cross the border for entertainment content at a time when war is no longer a remote concept. “If that’s true, I would request the makers of the film to remove Rahat’s voice and get someone else to dub it! I am also not sure why Atif Aslam got to sing ‘Dil Diya Gallan’ when for sure our very own Arijit could have done a much better job. The FM stations played the song galore while news channels announced the name of our soldiers martyred by PAK-sponsored terrorists.” Baabul clarifies that India has no problems with either Atif or Rahat. “Atif as an artist sounds great in ‘Dil Diya’ and Rahat is a great singer too. But it's important to clarify that our problem is not with the artists, Atif or Rahat but with their Pakistani nationality. It's not a political stand but probably the families who have lost their sons, brothers, fathers would feel a lot better should the entire country show solidarity in any manner possible.” Bollywood, says Baabul, has a national responsibility. “Bollywood is an integral part of that Indianism. It represents India worldwide; hence banning Pakistani artists in Indian films would have also taken the protest against organised terrorism by the rogue nation, worldwide. And, I very clearly recall that such a promise was made when Ae Dil Hai Mushkil had met with protests due to Fawad Khan.” And why is Pakisan’s entertainment industry silent over cross-border terrorism? Baabul wonders, “It’s pertinent to note that one cannot recall a single Pak artist made famous by Bollywood, condemn terror acts by Pakistan. Enough is enough now, ban them for their only crime, that is being a Pakistani. Let we Indians wear our hearts on our sleeves and let our hearts beat in salutation of the sacrifice of our brave hearts.” Also Read: SHOCKING! Being Human of Salman Khan gets blacklisted by BMC

  • BREAKING: After Baaghi 2, Tiger Shroff all set to star in Baaghi 3
    Mon, 19 Feb 18, 05:02:42

    BREAKING: After Baaghi 2, Tiger Shroff all set to star in Baaghi 3 Tiger Shroff is all set to take action thriller sequences to next level in the upcoming film, Baaghi 2. With the excitement level increasing every day, there comes another interesting announcement related to the franchise. Tiger Shroff is all set to return to the franchise with Baaghi 3.   The makers Nadiadwala Grandson took to its Twitter handle and made the announcement. They revealed that Tiger Shroff will return to the action film. As of now, no leading lady has been announced. But, they did reveal that Baaghi 2 director Ahmed Khan will be helming the third installment as well. They wrote, "Drumrolls Our excitement level has just tripled! We are thrilled to share the 3rd instalment of #SajidNadiadwala’s Baaghi franchise starring @iTIGERSHROFF directed by @khan_ahmedasas." Meanwhile, Tiger Shroff is gearing up for Baaghi 2 which stars Disha Patani opposite him. Recently, Jacqueline Fernandez shot for a peppy special number in the film and will recreate Madhuri Dixit's 'Ek Do Teen.' Baaghi 2 brings back the power-packed rebel Tiger Shroff to the big screen in a never seen before avatar. Co-Produced by Fox Star Studios and Sajid Nadiadwala under the banner name Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment, Baaghi 2 is directed by Ahmed Khan and is slated to release on March 30, 2018. Also Read: REVEALED: Tiger Shroff starrer Rambo to finally kick start in 2019

  • Varun Dhawan to star in Karan Johar and Shashank Khaitan's war drama, Rannbhoomi
    Mon, 19 Feb 18, 04:34:42

    Varun Dhawan to star in Karan Johar and Shashank Khaitan's war drama, Rannbhoomi Varun Dhawan, who had a phenomenal 2017, is all set to collaborate with director Shashank Khaitan and filmmaker Karan Johar for the third time. After giving two successful films with Shashank Khaitan- Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania and Badrinath Ki Dulhania, and three successes under Karan Johar's banner, they are coming together for a war drama, Rannbhoomi. Karan Johar took to Twitter to make the announcement that Varun Dhawan will once again collaborate with Shashank Khaitan and take a giant leap of faith in this grand film. He wrote, "So proud to announce #RANNBHOOMI ...@ShashankKhaitan and @Varun_dvn take a giant leap in their third offering together! A solid spectacle with a beating heart!!! DIWALI 2020 release! Remaining lead cast to be announced soon! @DharmaMovies @apoorvamehta18." Shashank Khaitan mentioned that he is working on the script since December 2015. Rannbhoomi will be a love story at heart but it will be a revenge saga with larger than life cinematic experience. Karan Johar announced that other cast will be announced soon and that it will release during Diwali 2020. Also Read: FIRST LOOK: Meet Mauji and Mamta! Varun Dhawan and Anushka Sharma transform themselves for Sui Dhaaga – Made In India