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  • Shah Rukh Khan speaks up on Zero fiasco in China: Maybe I made a WRONG film
    Thu, 18 Apr 19, 10:59:43

    Shah Rukh Khan speaks up on Zero fiasco in China: Maybe I made a WRONG film Shah Rukh Khan is currently in China, as a guest of honour at the 9th Beijing International Film Festival. His last release Zero is being showcased there and he will be speaking on the behalf of the Indian cinema fraternity at a panel. He spoke to a leading television channel in China on the occasion of this and opened up quite a bit about Zero failure and even reasoned it out to the Chinese audience. He told the channel,” Unfortunately Zero itself wasn't received too well back home in India, maybe I made the wrong film, maybe I did not do the right storytelling so I am a little wary how it will be received here and I hope people here will like it." SRK will headline the prestigious Beijing International Film Festival (BIFF) which commenced on April 13. His last release Zero is among the five best Bollywood films to be showcased in the festival. He will be engaged in a dialogue about how the Chinese market is opening up to Bollywood and how there is an Indo-China cultural exchange with this development. Further speaking to the media in China Shah Rukh said that he is most unhappy when he is not able to please his fans with work and his films. He, therefore, has taken a break and is not signing anything new because he wants to analyze what went wrong with his last few films. Shah Rukh is busy with production work. His last release was Badla which he jointly produced under his company, Red Chillies Entertainment. The movie made over Rs 87 crores despite being made on the budget of Rs 10 crore. Also Read: Shah Rukh Khan discusses his FEARS after Zero’s FAILURE at the box office

  • Deepika Padukone wraps the first schedule of Chhapaak
    Thu, 18 Apr 19, 10:55:48

    Deepika Padukone wraps the first schedule of Chhapaak The leading lady of Bollywood Deepika Padukone wrapped the first schedule of Chhapaak in Delhi. Deepika Padukone began the shoot for Chhapaak in the capital on 25th March, 2019 and wrapped the first schedule today.  After finishing the shoot, the actress headed back to Mumbai. Deepika kept her look simple yet classy as she donned a basic black tee paired with relaxed denim jeans and black heels. The actress' first look as Laxmi came out as an utter surprise to her fans and fellow Bollywood mates who couldn't believe their eyes upon seeing her massive transformation. And soon, the actress received a lot of love and appreciation for her look, from the audience as well as whole Bollywood. Now with Chhapaak, which is about determination and the undying human spirit of not giving up despite adversities at every step Deepika is playing yet another challenging role. The Queen of box office and the numero uno actress in Bollywood is not just loved and admired in India but also has her global imprints. Owing to the unfathomable fan base of the actress around the world, the Statue of Purpose features Deepika in the elegant and graceful Cannes look. After the tremendous success of her last outing Padmaavat, Deepika Padukone became the first actress to deliver a 300 crore film with a female solo lead. Achieving one feat after another, Deepika Padukone is the indisputable queen of box office with numerous films of 100 crore club as well as 200 crore club. The most beautiful woman, Deepika Padukone has wrapped up the first schedule for her first production venture which will have her essaying the role of an acid attack victim. The actress believes the story needs to be told and has bankrolled her maiden production to put forth a strong, brave, courageous and independent female character. Also Read: Here’s why your favorite Bollywood Stars CANNOT cast a vote in the Lok Sabha elections of 2019

  • Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar to be felicitated with Master Deenanath Mangeshkar Award
    Thu, 18 Apr 19, 09:22:56

    Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar to be felicitated with Master Deenanath Mangeshkar Award Four times National award-winning filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar will be felicitated at the 31st Master Deenanath Mangeshkar Award ceremony that is held on 24th April every year. Bhandarkar will be awarded the Vishesh Puraskar for his outstanding contribution to Hindi Cinema. Bhandarkar known for realistic cinema has directed several critically acclaimed and commercially successful films. He has been awarded with several national and international honours including Padma Shri by Government of India. Master Deenanath Mangeshkar Awards are given by Deenanath Smruti Pratishthan in memory of Late master Deenanath Mangeshkar. The earlier recipients of Master Deenanath Mangeshkar Award include eminent personalities like Filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Actor Amitabh Bachchan, Kajol,  Aamir Khan, South superstar late Sivaji Ganesan, Sarod Maestro Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, Late vocalist Bhimsen Joshi, and singer Asha Bhosle, Kapil Dev, and other prominent celebrities. Also Read: Madhur Bhandarkar to make a film on Taimur?

  • Irrfan Khan's FIRST look from Angrezi Medium OUT (Inside details revealed)
    Thu, 18 Apr 19, 08:35:26

    Irrfan Khan's FIRST look from Angrezi Medium OUT (Inside details revealed) Irrfan Khan is all set and raring to go with his comeback movie, Angrezi Medium. People are going all out to support their favourite actor. He is currently shooting in Udaipur with Radhika Madan who is playing his grown up daughter in the flick. In the picture above, Irrfan and Homi Adajania share a light moment in between takes while shooting for the first schedule of Angrezi Medium. The director actor duo is working together for the first time and that too on this beloved sequel of the 2017 massively successful film. The film produced by Dinesh Vijan has just gone on floors a few days back and stars Radhika Madan and Kareena Kapoor Khan in the film. Irrfan was battling a serious disease, neuroendocrine tumour for over a year and he finally came back to the grind again! Kareena Kapoor will join the unit for this schedule. She will playing Irrfan’s wife in the movie. Pakistani actress Saba Qamar essayed that role in its prequel Hindi Medium. The film is the much-awaited sequel to the 2017 massive hit film Hindi Medium. Also Read: Angrezi Medium: Irrfan Khan mobbed by fans on the sets, security tightened

  • Choreographer Bosco Martis to make India's first dance-horror film
    Thu, 18 Apr 19, 06:16:06

    Choreographer Bosco Martis to make India's first dance-horror film Ace choreographer Bosco Leslie Martis recently announced his directorial debut, a Zee Studios in-house production. "As a choreographer, I wanted explore my skills in the dancing world by without trying to attempt a film on the lines of Step Up. So I came up with the concept of a dance-based horror-comedy. It sets the platform to create something magical," said Bosco who is working on the screenplay with a team of writers. He goes on to add that not many people globally are aware about the genre. “The only thing anybody can recollect is Michael Jackson’s music video, ‘Thriller’. We are still working on the film and will have something interesting to offer as the attempt is to create a unique experience for the audience,” he informed. India's first dance-horror with dollops of comedy, the film is going to be mounted on a big scale, as confirmed by the studio. Confirming the news, Shariq Patel, CEO, Zee Studios said, "We are super excited to make the film with this unique, never-done-before genre in India. It's a delight to partner with Bosco, not only to direct the film, but also as a judge on our iconic show Dance India Dance". Bosco will also be making the dreams of a few participants, chosen from thousands across the country, come true by giving an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to feature in his upcoming film. The said film is currently being developed, and will begin casting soon but Bosco promises that there will be an A-lister. He added that the film will go on floors in the second half of the year.

  • Alia Bhatt's mother Soni Razdan reacts to allegations made by Rangoli Chandel about Mahesh Bhatt throwing a chappal at Kangana Ranaut
    Thu, 18 Apr 19, 06:11:13

    Alia Bhatt's mother Soni Razdan reacts to allegations made by Rangoli Chandel about Mahesh Bhatt throwing a chappal at Kangana Ranaut After calling out Bollywood and Alia Bhatt for not speaking up about political issues, Kangana Ranaut yet again accused the actress of giving a mediocre performance in Gully Boy and later, her sister called out her for having a British citizenship. Followed by that, Soni Razdan reacted to being called out for being a foreigner with a non-Indian citizenship and spreading hatred, which further led to a Twitter war with Kangana’s sister Rangoli Chandel. When the latter during the Twitter war accused Mahesh Bhatt of throwing chappal towards Kangana Ranaut, here’s how Soni Razdan reacted to it. If recent reports are to be believed, Soni Razdan was asked about these allegations made by Rangoli Chandel on Twitter. To the same, she responded by maintaining that she would like to stay away from this madness. It seems that Soni too decided to take the high road like her daughter Alia Bhatt. For the uninitiated, Rangoli Chandel, in a series of tweets, had accused Mahesh Bhatt of throwing a chappal at Kangana Ranaut during the premiere of Woh Lahme and Rangoli expressed her anger towards the filmmaker for making the then 19 year old actress cry for the whole night: Dear Soni ji, Mahesh Bhatt never gave her a break, Anurag Basu did, Mahesh Bhatt ji works as a creative director in his brothers production house....(contd) @Soni_Razdan https://t.co/SD22ztrQ29 — Rangoli Chandel (@Rangoli_A) April 16, 2019 (Contd).... please note that he doesn’t own that production house, after Woh Lamhe when Kangana refused to do a film written by him called ‘Dhokha where he wanted her to play a suicide bomber he got so upset that he not only shouted at her in his office..... (contd) @Soni_Razdan — Rangoli Chandel (@Rangoli_A) April 16, 2019 .... but later when she went for Woh Lamhe preview to a theatre he threw chappal on her, he didn’t allow her to see her own film, she cried whole night .... and she was just 19years old . @Soni_Razdan — Rangoli Chandel (@Rangoli_A) April 16, 2019 On the other hand, coming to the accusations made by Kangana Ranaut, Alia Bhatt recently reacted to the same during Kalank promotions.  The actress had maintained that she would like to remember the appreciation that came her way from Kangana after her performance in Raazi. On the other hand, she added that the comments made by Kangana regarding Gully Boy will only make her to strive harder in future performances. On the other hand, Soni Razdan has deleted her earlier tweets regarding being a British citizenship. Also Read: Kangana Ranaut’s sister Rangoli Chandel calls Alia Bhatt and Soni Razdan as ‘Non – Indians’ spreading HATRED

  • Khel: Director Rumi Jaffery is excited to work with Amitabh Bachchan and Emraan Hashmi in this thriller
    Thu, 18 Apr 19, 06:08:27

    Khel: Director Rumi Jaffery is excited to work with Amitabh Bachchan and Emraan Hashmi in this thriller Writer Rumi Jaffrey is gung-ho about his proposed thriller Khel where he gets to direct Amitabh Bachchan again. “And that too in a thriller. We all know what magic Bachchan Saab’s thriller Badla has created at the box office. I hadn’t planned the timing to coincide with the success of Badla. But this is the best time to make another thriller with Bachchan Saab. And to add Emraan Hashmi to the thriller with Bachchan Saab is chemistry at its most effective,” says Rumi excitedly. Sharing his excitement every step along the way is Mr Bachchan who has pitched his enthusiasm to match his director’s level. Says Rumi, “From the moment Bachchan Saab agreed to be on board he has taken a keen interest in the project. I consider myself very lucky to have him in my film. It is every filmmaker’s dream to work with him. My challenge was to do something with him that he hadn’t done before. I think I’ve come up with a plot that will feature Bachchan Saab like never before.” The film would also star Rhea Chakraborty. “But she is not paired with Emraan Hashmi. Yeh hero-heroine wali picture nahin hai,” explains Rumi. Also Read: SCOOP: David Dhawan and Rumi Jaffery to come together for a film starring Varun Dhawan

  • Student Of The Year 2: Tiger Shroff, Ananya Panday & Tara Sutaria groove to Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani (inside deets out)
    Thu, 18 Apr 19, 05:29:58

    Student Of The Year 2: Tiger Shroff, Ananya Panday & Tara Sutaria groove to Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani (inside deets out) Saint Teresa, which once housed students played by Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan and Sidharth Malhotra, has reopened for a new semester. This time around, its prominent students are Tiger Shroff, and newcomers Ananya Panday and Tara Sutaria. As the name suggests, Student Of The Year 2 revolves around a contest that tests students’ abilities in different activities. While the first outing was helmed by Karan Johar, the upcoming instalment has Punit Malhotra as its director. After a fun-filled trailer launch last week, the team of the film is gearing up to unveil the first song from the album, today. Titled Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, it’s a redux version of the classic track from Randhir Kapoor-Jaya Bachchan’s Jawani Diwani (1972). While the original song was composed by RD Burman and sung by Kishore Kumar, the new version has been created by Vishal-Shekhar. Punit says, “Vishal-Shekhar are huge RD Burman fans and they were very excited to work on this song. We acquired it with some effort and when we started working on it, we knew that we were working on something that enjoys cult status. The composers have done their best to ensure that the song retains its original flavour. Hence, we’ve retained Kishoreda’s original rendition and introduced new lyrics for the girls.” He adds, “We had a huge responsibility, as we were taking Karan’s franchise forward. There is a situation in the film where we could revisit the idea of using an old classic with a modern twist — like a dance ka tashan. And, we felt that nothing could be better than Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani.” While the song was shot in four-five days with choreographer Remo D’Souza, the actors rehearsed for it for several days in a row. “Tiger is such a stickler for perfection that he would make time for rehearsals even in the midst of long floor days. He’s brilliant and the girls also made it a point to match him step-for-step in the rest of the video,” says Punit. Fox Star Studios presents a Dharma Productions film, Student Of The Year 2. Produced by Hiroo Yash Johar, Karan Johar and Apoorva Mehta, it releases on May 10. Also Read: Student Of The Year 2 trailer: 5 Reasons why this Tiger Shroff starrer is eerily similar to Student Of The Year

  • Angrezi Medium: Irrfan Khan mobbed by fans on the sets, security tightened
    Thu, 18 Apr 19, 04:10:21

    Angrezi Medium: Irrfan Khan mobbed by fans on the sets, security tightened The shoot of Angrezi Medium is currently on in Brahmapuri, Udaipur and everyone from the crew to the fans are very emotional that Irrfan Khan has finally returned to the movie sets after his prolonged illness. Irrfan was battling a serious disease, neuroendocrine tumour for over a year and he finally came back to the grind again! This is the reason why even on the sets, he is being mobbed by local residents and fans alike. The makers have beefed up the security and Irrfan is currently moving with a 18 person entourage. Even though masses are thronging the busy area of Brahmapuri, they are not causing trouble to the actor as they just want to extend their support. [caption id="attachment_971834" align="aligncenter" width="620"] Angrezi Medium: Irrfan Khan mobbed by fans on the sets, security tightened[/caption] Irrfan is currently shooting for a portion with Radhika Madan, his on screen daughter. After wrapping up this portion, they unit will move to United Kingdom to wrap up the rest of the film. Even though it is not announced officially, Kareena Kapoor will join the unit for this schedule. She will playing Irrfan’s wife in the movie. Pakistani actress Saba Qamar essayed that role in its prequel Hindi Medium. Radhika had shared a picture of a clap board from the sets of the film and announced Kareena’s presence in the movie via hashtags.   View this post on Instagram   As excited as the man behind!So so so grateful for this new journey.???? @irrfan @homster @maddockfilms #kareenakapoorkhan #dineshvijan A post shared by Radhika Madan (@radhikamadan) on Apr 7, 2019 at 4:20am PDT Angrezi Medium is directed by Homi Adajania and produced by Dinesh Vijan. Also Read: Irrfan Khan to start SHOOTING for Hindi Medium sequel, English Medium, from next week onwards

  • Inshallah: Salman Khan and Alia Bhatt to play LOVERS with huge age gap (ALL character & plot details leaked)
    Thu, 18 Apr 19, 03:56:39

    Inshallah: Salman Khan and Alia Bhatt to play LOVERS with huge age gap (ALL character & plot details leaked) Salman Khan and Alia Bhatt’s Inshallah is all set to roll and we have some really interesting details about the movie and the plot. Sanjay Leela Bhansali is set to cast Salman and Alia in a love story and well, the two will have a romantic equation in the movie despite their huge age gap. According to the reports, Salman will play a business man in his mid 40s. It is touted that his character is inspired from his 1997 rom com Jab Pyaar Kisi Se Hota Hain. Alia will play her age too and their real life age difference will be a part of the plot. Now, trust SLB to give us an interesting story with mind blowing performances! By he looks of it, the movie will be a departure from the intense, dark drama which has become his characteristic feature. Sanjay Leela Bhansali will shoot a portion of Inshallah in Varanasi by the banks of river Ganges and the other half will be shot in the United States Of America. SLB’s team did a lot of research and were contemplating on shooting the movie in Hardiwar, Rishikesh and Varanasi before zeroing down their final location. Alia Bhatt and Salman Khan will be paired together for the first time and it has created a lot of buzz for the project. More than anything else, this is Salman’s first film in many years with SLB. He will wrap Dabangg 3 up and start work on this project. Alia who is busy with SS Rajamouli’s RRR, her first maiden South project will also be shooting for Sadak 2 before starting Inshallah. Also Read: Kangana Ranaut’s sister Rangoli Chandel lashes out at Randeep Hooda for coming out in support of Alia Bhatt

  • TIME's 100 Most Influential People: Priyanka Chopra writes a profile on lawyers Arundhati Katju and Menaka Guruswamy
    Thu, 18 Apr 19, 01:30:18

    TIME's 100 Most Influential People: Priyanka Chopra writes a profile on lawyers Arundhati Katju and Menaka Guruswamy TIME magazine, every year, releases a list of 100 most influential people across the globe. On Wednesday, they released its 2019 list of the 100 Most Influential People in the World and two of most powerful women in India have been featured in the list. Senior advocate Menaka Guruswamy and advocate Arundhati Katju have been mentioned in the list who led the battle in the Supreme Court to decriminalize homosexuality in India. And the profile has been written by none other than Priyanka Chopra. Priyanka Chopra contributed to the Time Magazine piece on both the lawyers who led the battle to strike down Section 377 in a unanimous vote. In the beautiful profile, Priyanka wrote, "“I am what I am so take me as I am,” said the Chief Justice of India as the Supreme Court struck down Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code in a unanimous vote. An outdated legacy of the British colonization of India, Section 377 rendered all sexual activities “against the order of nature” punishable by law." The actress further talked about how the two lawyers Arundhati Katju and Menaka Guruswamy fought this battle together. "This landmark judgment, overturning a 157-year-old law, was the outcome of a long-term campaign orchestrated by two amazing public-interest litigators, Arundhati Katju and Menaka Guruswamy. The fight has been hard. The LGBTQ+ community has battled on both legal and social fronts for decades-—for their fundamental rights, for privacy, for dignity, for safety and for love," she wrote. She further added, "Armed with a well-planned strategy that went beyond their well-researched legal arguments, Arundhati and Menaka became beacons of hope for the Indian LGBTQ+ community. Their perseverance and commitment led an entire community to a historic win by humanizing their struggles and giving them the freedom to love. As the Chief Justice said, “Constitutional morality cannot be martyred at the altar of social morality.” Arundhati and Menaka have helped take a giant step for LGBTQ+ rights in the world’s largest democracy. In their committed fight for justice, they have shown us that we as a society must continue to make progress, even after laws are changed, and that we must make an effort to understand, accept and love. It is who we are as people." This isn't the first time Priyanka Chopra has written a profile for someone. The last time TIME gave her an opportunity to write about Princess Of Sussex, Meghan Markle. Singer Taylor Swift, Chrissy Teigen, Ariana Grande, Emilia Clarke, Lady Gaga, Brie Larson, Dwayne Johnson, Sandra Oh, Regina King ,KPOP global sensation BTS, Mahershala Ali, Yalitza Aparicio, Glenn Close, Chip Gaines and Joanna Gaines, Spike Lee, Rami Malek, Ryan Murphy, Khalid, Gayle King, Richard Madden and Hasan Minhaj also received the recognition in TIME 100 list. ALSO READ: Priyanka Chopra Jonas posed for the cover of Vogue Netherlands in her wedding dress and we can’t get over it