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  • Bharat: Salman Khan gets approval from the Ode To My Father makers for the Indian adaptation of the Korean drama
    Wed, 14 Nov 18, 13:15:41

    Bharat: Salman Khan gets approval from the Ode To My Father makers for the Indian adaptation of the Korean drama Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif are all set to reunite after the Tiger series for the forthcoming Ali Abbas Zafar film Bharat. The film, as readers would be aware, is an adaptation of the Korean drama Ode To My Father but has been set against the Indian backdrop. Keeping in mind the fact that this Bollywood film needs to have a connect with the Indian audience; they decided to tweak the story to suit the Indian sensibilities. And after showcasing the final script of the same to the Korean makers, now we hear that Khan and the makers have received a nod from them too. If reports are to be believed, Salman Khan decided to increase the emotional quotient of the film and add some elements to suit the needs of the Indian market. It is also being said that he decided to increase the role of his ‘good friend’ Katrina Kaif compared to the one in the original – Ode To My Father. Sources have been quoted in reports asserting that it wasn’t Katrina who had asked for a meatier role but it was Salman Khan’s suggestion who decided to do so even before Priyanka Chopra came on board as the leading lady. [Priyanka Chopra was signed as the leading lady of Bharat but she walked out after her engagement.] Coming to Bharat, it has been learnt that showcasing the script to the Korean makers was never a part of the contract. But it seems that the makers of Bharat were given on receiving a feedback from the makers of the original film. Hence, director Yoon Je-kyoon, co-producer Park Si-jeong and writer Park Su-ji received the final draft of the script. And the reports have it that the trio has greenlit the revised script and also feels that it has been adapted well. Bharat also features Tabu, Jackie Shroff, Sunil Grover, Disha Patani in prominent roles and it is slated to release during Eid this year. Also Read: Wagah Border to be recreated in Ludhiana for Salman Khan starrer Bharat

  • CONFIRMED: Rakul Preet Singh and Sidharth Malhotra come together again and it is for Milap Zaveri’s Marjaavaan
    Wed, 14 Nov 18, 13:04:29

    CONFIRMED: Rakul Preet Singh and Sidharth Malhotra come together again and it is for Milap Zaveri’s Marjaavaan Rakul Preet Singh and Sidharth Malhotra were last seen in Aiyaary together and it seems that their chemistry in this not-so-successful film has caught the eye of another filmmaker. We are talking about Milap Zaveri who will now be directing a film titled Marjaavaan featuring Sidharth and his Ek Villain co-star Riteish Deshmukh. Recent addition to that star cast is Rakul Preet Singh who has joined them along with Tara Sutaria. For the uninitiated, Tara Sutaria will start work on this after she finishes her Bollywood debut Student Of The Year 2. Speaking on the same, Rakul Preet Singh confirmed it and also added that she recently had a discussion about the film with Milap Zaveri when they met whilst she was shooting De De Pyaar De with Ajay Devgn. Furthermore, elaborating on her role, Rakul Preet Singh explained about how she fell in love with this strong wiled woman who wears her heart on her sleeve. She asserted that Marjaavaan will portray her in a never-before-seen avatar and also added that she has some really killer dialogues in the film. Rakul Preet Singh also expressed her happiness of reuniting with Sidharth Malhotra. She stated that she bonded with him during the shoot of Aiyaary since they both come from Delhi Defense Colony and share several common factors. She also added that she had immediately messaged him after having a meeting with Marjaavaan makers for the film. Coming to Marjaavaan, Ritesh Deshmukh and Sidharth Malhotra had shared a poster of the film which gave a dark feel to a romantic title. Although further details of the film are kept under wraps, the tagline showcases that one can kill for love and die for love. The film is produced by Bhushan Kumar and Nikkhil Advani and it is slated to release on October 2, 2019. Also Read: Shah Rukh Khan ACCUSES Sidharth Malhotra of THEFT

  • CONFIRMED: Pahlaj Nihalani’s Govinda starrer Rangeela Raja to release on December 7
    Wed, 14 Nov 18, 12:58:02

    CONFIRMED: Pahlaj Nihalani’s Govinda starrer Rangeela Raja to release on December 7 Over the past couple of weeks, there have been multiple articles and reports about the release of the Pahlaj Nihalani film Rangeela Raja. In fact, after Nihalani accused the Censor Board of Film Certification of being biased towards big producers, the ex-CBFC chief and filmmaker had moved court seeking a release of his film. However, with the court directing Nihalani to exhaust all options before approaching the bench, it is now learnt that the Govinda starrer Rangeela Raja will release only in December. When contacted Pahlaj Nihalani confirmed the same saying, “As of now we have no option but to wait till November 19. Till then as directed by the court we will use the available options and approach the Film Certification Appellate Tribunal (FCAT). However, given the timeline right now, it is certain that we will release Rangeela Raja only in December”. Further talking about the issue and the release of Rangeela Raja, Nihalani went on to add, “Since the decision of the court will be declared on November 19, there is no question of a release prior to that. Besides since there was a difference in affidavits submitted by us and the CBFC’s legal counsel, we have to follow procedure and submit the film to the FCAT. As for the release date, we will have to settle on a December 7 date for the film.” For the uninitiated, Pahlaj Nihalani had moved the court after claiming that the CBFC had been biased in viewing his film Rangeela Raja and recommending 20 cuts in it. However, the court opined that the filmmaker had now exhausted all avenues before approaching the bench and directed Nihalani to do the same before they could pronounce a verdict. Also Read : Former chairperson Pahlaj Nihalani to file RTI over CBFC functioning

  • Shah Rukh Khan CONFESSES that he can’t afford to have Gauri Khan to design his films and here’s why
    Wed, 14 Nov 18, 12:48:50

    Shah Rukh Khan CONFESSES that he can’t afford to have Gauri Khan to design his films and here’s why Well, we all know that besides his acting talent, if there is another thing that superstar Shah Rukh Khan is known for, then it is for his wit and sense of humour. The actor, who is gearing up for the release of Zero, was recently asked about Gauri Khan designing for his films and pat came the quirky reply from the superstar-husband that he can’t afford her. For the uninitiated, Gauri Khan is a popular real estate entrepreneur and also a renowned interior designer. She has also ventured into production of films. Amidst her many ventures, the entrepreneur has been designing many restaurants and office spaces of late. Recently when an event was held earlier this week, Shah Rukh Khan was asked if he would ever have Gauri Khan design for his films. To the same, the superstar Khan replied that he can’t afford to have her on board since they make small films. He further went on to state that he just goes to the restaurants she opens because he gets free meals. He jokingly concluded it by adding that he hopes that she keeps opening new restaurants and that he can eating in them and party all the time. On the other hand, when Gauri Khan, was presented with the same question, she asserted that she has been currently busy with her hands full and that whenever she gets free, she will definitely collaborate with her superstar hubby for designing his films. Speaking of Gauri Khan, the designer has also designed the interiors of many Bollywood stars like Ranbir Kapoor, Varun Dhawan, Sidharth Malhotra, Jacqueline Fernandez, not to forget her bestie Karan Johar amongst others. Coming to Shah Rukh Khan starrer Zero, the film also starring Anushka Sharma and Katrina Kaif, is expected to release on December 21. Also Read: Karan Johar’s birthday wish Aryan Khan will sure melt Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri’s heart!

  • Mission Mangal: Sanjay Kapoor to play the role of Vidya Balan’s husband in the Akshay Kumar starrer
    Wed, 14 Nov 18, 12:29:40

    Mission Mangal: Sanjay Kapoor to play the role of Vidya Balan’s husband in the Akshay Kumar starrer Just a few days ago, we had reported that Akshay Kumar is gearing up to travel space and it is for Mission Mangal. The film will also feature many prominent Bollywood actresses like Taapsee Pannu, Sonakshi Sinha and Vidya Balan. And now we hear that Sanjay Kapoor, who has exploring the TV, digital and big screen medium will be an important part of the film. If reports are to be believed, Sanjay Kapoor will be playing the life partner of Vidya Balan. The actor has been paired up with the Tumhari Sulu actress for the first time and is quite excited to share screen space with her. Confirming about playing her husband in the film, Sanjay stated that it is a funny coincidence that they both hail from Chembur [a popular locality in Mumbai] and have never shared screen space in the past. On the other hand, he also added that he will be sharing screen space with Akshay Kumar. Speaking about it, Kapoor mentioned that he has had a connection with Akki too since they both were in the same dance classes. Appreciating the actor for the same, Sanjay spoke about how Akshay has always been punctual and once for a 9am workshop at his office, Kumar had arrived at 7am itself. Coming to Mission Mangal, it is said to be an ambitious space drama based on India’s Mars Mission which is expected to be co-produced by R. Balki. The film is directed by debutant Jagan Shakti and it also stars South actress Nithya Menen, Kirti Kulhari and Sharman Joshi in prominent roles. The film was launched on November 5, coincidentally the day the mission was launched 5 years ago. Speaking of Sanjay Kapoor, the actor will next be seen in the role of his real life niece Sonam Kapoor’s father in The Zoya Factor that also stars Malayalam superstar Dulquer Salmaan. Also Read: Mission Mangal - Akshay Kumar, Vidya Balan, Taapsee Pannu, Sonakshi Sinha, Kirti Kulhari, Sharman Joshi and Nithya Menen join the cast

  • Breaking! Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh are now MARRIED (Read INSIDE details)
    Wed, 14 Nov 18, 10:59:23

    Breaking! Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh are now MARRIED (Read INSIDE details) Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh’s wedding has been the cynosure of the entire industry and the mystery around the ceremony has made it even more interesting. The excitement is palpable amongst their fans as their favourite screen idols are at an exotic Costa Diva property in Lake Como, Italy to tie the knot amidst their close family and friends. There was Mehendi and Sangeet ceremony yesterday along with a traditional engagement ritual. Though not a single picture from the ceremony is out, we have details of how it all went down! The breaking news is that Ranveer and Deepika are now officially MAN and WIFE as they got married in Kannadiga rituals at 7 AM GMT. The theme of the wedding was pristine white. There were exotic flowers flown in to make the ambience prettier and we imagine that everything was just out of a fairy-tale to make the occasion special. Congratulations! Deepika and Ranveer, here’s raising a toast to your everlasting love and the subsequent Happily Ever After. Insiders also claim that Ranveer recorded a beautiful message for his new wife with a montage of all their moments spent together. Also, he made sure his woman ate well while the Mehendi ceremony was ongoing and kept demanding kisses from her for every time he fed her. Now, that’s beyond romantic but trust Ranveer to do something like this for his lady love. Tomorrow, the couple will get married again in Anand Karaj ceremony. It is said that Ranveer’s baraat will come in a Sea Plane. The couple has maintained a strict NO CAMERAS policy in the venue therefore there are no pictures of the bride and groom till now. Tune in for all the deets on the wedding. Also Read: Ahead of their wedding, 15 times Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh’s PDA made your hearts melt

  • #MeToo: Alok Nath gets EXPELLED from CINTAA; Vinta Nanda calls it a landmark judgement
    Wed, 14 Nov 18, 09:03:33

    #MeToo: Alok Nath gets EXPELLED from CINTAA; Vinta Nanda calls it a landmark judgement India’s Me Too movement led to some pretty explosive revelations as women from all sectors came out in open about their tormentors and harassers on social media. Bollywood was not spared too as Alok Nath, Sajid Khan, Nana Patekar, Vivek Agnihotri, Vikas Bahl, Chetan Bhagat, Rajat Kapoor, among others were named and shamed publicly. Television industry director Vinta Nanda had a shocking account of how Alok Nath abused, raped and harassed her decades ago while she was directing him in a serial. After this, lot of other actresses came forward and confirmed Alok’s behaviour has objectionable over the years. CINTAA took an action against Alok and expelled him from the body. Their official statement read: In view of the various allegations of sexual harassment and misconduct against Mr. Alok Nath, after due diligence and consideration, the Exec. Committee of #cintaa has decided to expel him from the Association. @sushant_says @renukashahane @FIA_actors @sagaftra @RichaChadha.” Vinta reacted on this and was jubilant at the justice delivered to her, albeit after many years. She said this is a landmark judgement and that it does not matter if it comes late or early because justice is justice. She also said that now it is clear that it is not easy to get away with harassing just because you are in power. Everyone will be held accountable, and that itself is a big thing.  We agree with Vinta and Alok Nath episode was sure an eye opener for everyone associated with this industry. The future of Me Too is unknown but it is great to see that some cognizance is taking from the industry about this. Also Read: BREAKING! Vinta Nanda addresses press, says ALOK NATH is guilty and scared

  • Ranveer Singh starrer Simmba faces trouble over infringement charges levelled by a beverage company
    Wed, 14 Nov 18, 07:11:49

    Ranveer Singh starrer Simmba faces trouble over infringement charges levelled by a beverage company While Ranveer Singh is gearing up for the most special day of his life in Italy currently, trouble has been brewing up around the actor’s forthcoming film Simmba. The Rohit Shetty directorial has been facing legal charges levelled by a beverage company which is mainly known for its brand of beer. The company known as Sona Beverages which endorses products in the name of Simba has decided to file infringement suit against the makers of the Bollywood film Simmba. The case is being heard at the Delhi High Court where we now hear that Rohit Shetty has to file his response to the plea filed by Sona Bevarages Co. Ltd. Justice Pratibha M Singh heard the case recently and has reportedly decided to explore the possibility of an arrangement. As per the order that was passed on November 2, according to recent reports, if the production Rohit Shetty Picturez fails to respond to the notice, the matter will be further heard on December 4. Sona Beverages, in its notice, has allegedly mentioned that the film’s title infringes the copyright of the word Simba, which is used by the Chhattisgarh based company to sell their products including beer and also non-alcoholic drinks. Furthermore, as per recent reports, they have also stated in their notice that besides them, they have also many merchandise like apparels, playing cards which they have been selling under the Simba title since 2015. Keeping in mind all these aspects, Simba decided to file a legal suit. Ranveer Singh, who is currently in Italy tying the knot with his ladylove Deepika Padukone, will be seen as a police officer in Simmba. The Bollywood film is a remake of the Telugu blockbuster Temper and stars Sara Ali Khan, Sonu Sood in prominent roles. The film will be releasing in big screens on December 28. Also Read: WATCH: Ranveer Singh dances and enjoys during Simmba co-actor Siddharth Jadhav’s birthday celebration with Rohit Shetty

  • Varun Dhawan to attend the screening of 'October' at IFFI 2018
    Wed, 14 Nov 18, 06:38:00

    Varun Dhawan to attend the screening of 'October' at IFFI 2018 The International Film Festival of India (IFFI) to start in Goa from November 20. Like always, this year too various Indian and International film will be screened at the film festival. Varun Dhawan starrer October will be showcased as part of the Panorama Section. The actor will fly down to Goa on November 23 to attend it. The actor is elated about this and says, "It was my dad who informed me that October was chosen to be part of the Panorama Section at IFFI. To be honest, since the time it released, I have had many people come up to me and tell me how it has touched them or how they couldn’t believe that a film like this was made in India. It’s great that it is being showcased with the best movies this year.” Actor who has received great appreciation for his performance in Soorjit Sircar directorial adds, "I am happy that today people can watch the film online. A lot of aspiring actors have told me that their teachers show them scenes from this movie. All this is really touching but I really didn’t do much acting (in October). Shoojitda just made me live the film.” Also Read: Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan to be part of Kids Choice Awards 2018

  • AANKHEN 2 is finally happening with Amitabh Bachchan, confirms Anees Bazmee
    Wed, 14 Nov 18, 05:35:05

    AANKHEN 2 is finally happening with Amitabh Bachchan, confirms Anees Bazmee Finally Aankhen 2 is happening. The sequel to the popular heist thriller released in 2002 has been on the anvil. But was struck in a legal dispute which has finally been resolved. Says director Anees Bazmee, “As you know Aankhen 2 was to be produced by Gaurang Doshi who had produced the original Aankhen film in 2002. I knew Rajtaru Studios (co-partners Raj Rajtaru and Tarun Aggarwal) were co-producers. I kept asking Gaurang to get an NOC from Rajtaru. He insisted I shouldn’t worry. ‘If I am investing money surely I’ve got the basic rights in place,’ Gaurang told me. I went ahead with his conviction. We even had a mahurat ceremony attended by Bachchan Saab.” It was then that Rajtaru Studios raised objection to Doshi producing Aankhen 2. Says Anees, “Sadly Gaurang is no longer a part of Aankhen 2. It is being co-produced jointly by Rajtaru and Eros International.” Anees intends to plunge into the project in the second-half of 2019. “I’ve cracked a really interesting idea for the Aankhen sequel. This is the first time that I’m working with Bachchan Saab. Like millions of Indians I am his fan. And like every filmmaker in the country, I too wanted to work with him. This is my chance. I want to make sure Aankhen 2 justifies his presence.” Also Read: Amitabh Bachchan starrer Aankhen 2 to release in January 2020

  • Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan to be part of Kids Choice Awards 2018
    Wed, 14 Nov 18, 05:02:57

    Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan to be part of Kids Choice Awards 2018 Ever since Nickelodeon's award show, Kids Choice Awards, Gen- Y stars Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan have been a part of the show. As the actors are one of the beloved stars of this generation, she has a strong fan base amongst the kids and the youth. Alia Bhatt is set all to be part of the Kids Choice Awards 2018 for the third year in a row. While it is unclear whether she would be performing at the show, she would be definitely attending the event. Besides her, Varun Dhawan will be in attendance as well and also performing. On the work front, Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan are reuniting in Dharma Productions' period drama Kalank. After Student Of The Year, Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania and Badrinath Ki Dulhania, this is their fourth outing as a lead pair. The film, helmed by Abhishek Varman, also stars Sonakshi Sinha, Aditya Roy Kapur, Sanjay Dutt, Kunal Kemmu and Madhuri Dixit. It is slated for April 2019 release. Also Read: CONFIRMED: Karan Johar pushes Ranbir Kapoor – Alia Bhatt starrer Brahmastra release to December 2019

  • Deepika Padukone - Ranveer Singh wedding: Shah Rukh Khan, Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Farah Khan to reach Lake Como TODAY
    Wed, 14 Nov 18, 04:13:06

    Deepika Padukone - Ranveer Singh wedding: Shah Rukh Khan, Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Farah Khan to reach Lake Como TODAY Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone's wedding is going on in full swing at the ancestral property of Villa Del Balbianello at Lake Como and though there is high security at the property, here are ALL details of the ongoing ceremony. While mehendi and engagement (according to the Kannadiga tradition) ceremony commenced yesterday, today is the wedding day. The couple will marry in a traditional Kannadiga style today and they will tie the knot tomorrow in Anand Karaj ceremony. Yesterday was all about singing, dancing and some emotional moments transpiring between the bride and the groom. As we know, there are very few industry people invited to the wedding. According to the reports, only Farah Khan, Shah Rukh Khan and Sanjay Leela Bhansali are amongst the ones to make it to the gala, exclusive event at Lake Como. It is touted that Shah Rukh, SLB and Farah will reach at around 9 am today (Wednesday) at the villa. The ancestral villa has three tiers of security and is in complete lockdown. The guests are required to NOT carry their cell phones inside and clicking any pictures are not allowed from the main venue. Only immediate family and closest friends are privy to the celebrations. The couple will host two separate reception parties in Mumbai and Bangalore for their other friends and family members who were not invited to the main function. At the Sangeet ceremony yesterday, there was a medley of hit DeepVeer songs played on guitar. Also, Deepika got emotional after listening to a thumri performed by Shubha Mudgal and Ranveer consoled his lady love. We love how the couple has planned their wedding: intimate, beautiful and oh so classy! Also Read: Ranveer Singh – Deepika Padukone Wedding: Here’s what you need to know about the wedding ensemble of the couple!