• Varun Dhawan fined Rs. 600 by Mumbai Police after his selfie-with-fan stint
    Fri, 24 Nov 17, 09:16:41

    Varun Dhawan fined Rs. 600 by Mumbai Police after his selfie-with-fan stint In a sudden development yesterday, a superstar of Bollywood was reprimanded on Twitter by the handle of Mumbai Police. A tabloid, Mid-Day, yesterday, published a picture that showed Varun Dhawan coming out of his car through the window in order to click a selfie with a fan. On seeing this picture, Mumbai Police’s twitter handle tagged the actor and slammed him for this stint and added that it risked his and the fan’s life as well. They reminded him that he’s a responsible youth icon and hence such actions aren’t expected from him. Finally, the tweet said that a fine will be slapped on the actor and also threatened that if the actor was seen indulging in such actions in future, they would take harsher action against him. Varun Dhawan quickly apologized for his folly. It seems that the e-challan indeed was sent to Varun Dhawan. Deputy Commissioner of police and police spokesperson Deepak Devraj confirmed that he was fined Rs. 600 under section 123/177 (Riding on running board outside vehicle), section 125/177 (Obstruction to driver) and 138 (3) CMVR/177 MVA (Rough/rash/negligent driving). The man who captured the photograph, Mid-Day photographer Satej Shinde, had an interesting story to tell. He said that minutes before Varun Dhawan took the ‘controversial’ selfie, he had warned a biker about violating traffic rules by insisting that he should wear a helmet. Satej Shinde witnessed this episode and hence, he attempted to click Varun’s picture. But by then, the auto rickshaw stood next to Varun Dhawan’s car and the actor obliged by clicking a selfie with her. On the film front, Varun Dhawan just had a release, Judwaa 2, which was declared a blockbuster owing to its box office collections. He recently finished work on Shootjit Sircar’s October that releases on April 13, 2018.

  • REVEALED: Ayushmann Khurrana signs Amit Sharma and Junglee Pictures’ film Badhaai Ho
    Fri, 24 Nov 17, 06:19:31

    REVEALED: Ayushmann Khurrana signs Amit Sharma and Junglee Pictures’ film Badhaai Ho Ayushmann Khurrana has brought about varied topics on screen ranging from sperm donation to erectile dysfunction. Now, the actor is keen on exploring a new genre with a complete family entertainer in the form of Badhaai Ho. Badhaai Ho will mark the second collaboration of Ayushmann Khurrana with Junglee Pictures, with whom he previously joined hands this year for his popular film Bareilly Ki Barfi which featured him opposite Kriti Sanon and Rajkummar Rao. Directed by Amit Sharma, who has made his feature film debut with the Arjun Kapoor-Sonakshi Sinha-starrer Tevar in 2015, Badhaai Ho is a coming-of-age story of a family as it grapples with some unexpected news. The film follows the impact of the news on the family and how the members deal with it in their own way. Confirming the latest developments, Ayushmann Khurrana said, “I had a fantastic experience collaborating with Junglee Pictures for Bareilly Ki Barfi and working with them on Badhaai Ho is going to be exciting. The story that Amit tells is typically Indian with dollops of quirky humour. I look forward to a family film that is both innovative and entertaining.” On the other hand, Amit Sharma has been working on the script for the last two-and-a-half years with his writers, Akshat Ghildial and Shantanu Srivastava, since the former came up with a one-line story idea. While he refuses to divulge details for fear of giving away too much, he admits that he fell in love with it instantly. “It’s very real and easy to relate to. What is funny for others is a matter of serious concern for the family,” Amit informed, revealing that coincidentally co-producer Priti Shahani had been working on a similar concept but after reading each other’s scripts, they agreed that his was better and decided to collaborate. On his choice of his unlikely hero, Amit reasoned that Ayushmann who had brought taboo subjects like sperm donation, body-shaming and erectile dysfunction to the screen earlier convincingly, is a likeable and relatable actor. On the catchy title he added that Badhaai Ho was the working title from day one, and while he had intended to change it along the way, he quickly realized that it’s simple, apt, quirky and a part of many people’s everyday lingo. “I hope one day soon people will tell me ‘Badhai Ho’ too,” he signed off with a laugh. Badhaai Ho is all set to roll in January 2018 whereas they are yet to finalize the other casting details of the film.

  • The real reason why Deepika Padukone opted out of the Ivanka Trump summit
    Fri, 24 Nov 17, 05:01:27

    The real reason why Deepika Padukone opted out of the Ivanka Trump summit Deepika Padukone was all set to attend the Ivanka Trump Summit in Hyderabad when the poop hit the ceiling. But contrary to reports she didn’t chicken out from attending the prestigious Summit after death threats from the wonderful custodians of Indian culture. Nor did her family forbid from putting her in a vulnerable position. On the contrary her parents have been remarkably supportive and brave, encouraging her to go out there to have her say. It was the film’s producers Viacom 18 Motion Picture who have placed an embargo on Deepika Padukone’s movement. Says a source, “Deepika had her speech and clothes ready. She was ready to fly off. But then her producers advised her against it. Though her security is beefed up the producers don’t want to take any chances. They don’t want to put in her in vulnerable situation. There will be no more Padmavati media events until the new release date is announced.”

  • Padmavati team refutes claims of demanding CBFC priority
    Fri, 24 Nov 17, 04:51:18

    Padmavati team refutes claims of demanding CBFC priority There were reports on Monday claiming that the CBFC has refused to give preferential treatment to Padmavati for censor certification. But sources from the Padmavati team want to know when they’ve asked for or got preferential treatment from the CBFC. “We submitted the film as soon as it was ready. We were suddenly told there is a 68-day period needed for film certification. We didn’t ask for the queue to be broken then. We are not asking for it now. We were then told there was a technical error in our opening credits. Fair enough. We accept with humility every rule that the CBFC throws at our film. We are not asking for any preferential treatment,” says the source from Padmavati. In the meanwhile the rule for a 68-day hiatus between submission and certification has been relaxed. Now films that have already announced their release date will according to CBFC sources, stand in a separate queue from those that have not announced a release date. Kapil Shama starrer Firangi which was pending certification has been “instructed” clearance. Says a producer who’s a victim of the fluctuating guidelines at the CBFC, “They’re clueless about what to do. The Hindi Tamil and Telugu versions of Justice League were denied certification on the date of release because of the newly-implemented 68-day period for certification.”