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  • SCOOP: Bhumi Pednekar comes on board for Shah Rukh Khan starrer SALUTE
    Sat, 22 Sep 18, 11:41:11

    SCOOP: Bhumi Pednekar comes on board for Shah Rukh Khan starrer SALUTE Shah Rukh Khan has been quite busy finishing up the post-production work on Aanand L. Rai’s Zero. Meanwhile, there have been several reports that suggested that Shah Rukh Khan had given nod Rakesh Sharma’s biopic which was earlier supposed to have Aamir Khan as the lead. Earlier reports even revealed SRK would begin the first schedule of Salute in September and work on it for a month. While one awaits the news to come out that the film has gone on the floor, a new development is clearly shocking. Rumours were rife that Kareena Kapoor Khan was roped in to star opposite SRK in the film. But, now we hear that Bhumi Pednekar has been locked in for the film. Bhumi Pednekar has had a pretty amazing year. With Toilet - Ek Prem Katha and Shubh Mangal Saavdhan, the actress has become one of the most versatile actresses in the industry. With Lust Stories, the actress took a bold step. Now, it has been learned that Bhumi Pednekar has been roped in for Shah Rukh Khan starrer Rakesh Sharma biopic. While the movie is yet to be announced, it seems like Bhumi Pednekar has bagged the jackpot. It is yet to be known whether Kareena Kapoor Khan is still a part of the film or has been completed replaced by Bhumi. Earlier, the reports had suggested that Kareena Kapoor Khan and Shah Rukh Khan had patched up and were to star together in this film. An inside had revealed, “In a film, various issues including remuneration and dates need to be worked out first before an announcement is made. And Kareena and Shah Rukh coming together after Ra.One is very big news. But now everything has been sorted, the deal has been finalised and Kareena is doing Salute where she plays Madhu who is an interior designer by profession and astronaut Rakesh Sharma’s (played by Shah Rukh) wife. Kareena loved the story and is excited to be working with Shah Rukh again.” Salute is expected to start by the end of the year. So yes, expect a formal announcement on the movie anytime now! Also Read: Bhumi Pednekar says it is a dream come true to bag Karan Johar’s multistarrer period drama Takht

  • Ayushmann Khurrana’s wife Tahira Kashyap detected with breast cancer (details inside)
    Sat, 22 Sep 18, 11:23:05

    Ayushmann Khurrana’s wife Tahira Kashyap detected with breast cancer (details inside) Ayushmann Khurrana's wife Tahira Kashyap has been detected with a zero grade breast cancer and is being treated at a suburban hospital. She took to Instagram some time back to reveal about her struggle and posted a motivational passage about the way she is approaching this whole situation. Ayushmann commented on her post and called her 'warrior princess’. Entire industry is shocked but is extending support to this brave soul. This is third time in this year that a Bollywood celebrity has been detected with terminal illness. First, we were shocked with Irrfan Khan's news, then Sonali Bendre took to social media to reveal about her battle with high grade cancer and now, Tahira. Tahira wrote: ‘An opportunity to give competition to the Kardashians just went wasted! A week back I mentioned about ‘my badge of honour’ that I was going to receive. And I did and am happy to share about it with the intention of it being received with love. As that’s the only reason I am posting it. Love for self and gratitude for the universe. The picture might be disturbing for some, but these drains have become my dumbells for a few days. I was detected with DCIS (ductal carcinoma in situ) in my right breast with high grade malignant cells. Simply put stage 0 cancer/ pre-cancerous stage, with cancer cells multiplying in a contained area. The result I have become a half Indian version of Angelina Jolie (since only one breast was involved)! I told my doctor now is the time to give some competition to the Kardashians since Pamela is passé. But no one listened to me, so now I have a portion of my back tissue in my breast. Perhaps now I can do chin-ups with my breasts! Jokes apart, this obstacle has given me a new definition of life. Respect it’s unpredictability and have the faith and courage to be the hero of your own drama of life. The invincible human spirit is God like, gives you the courage to endure and the will to revive. There is nothing that human spirit can’t do. Also I want women of all ages to be aware. I am 35, and I was returned twice over from a mammogram. If any symptoms come up, think of it as a protective force and get yourselves examined. Also we are so obsessed with boobs. This mastectomy has left me with even more self love! Big, small, left or right inclined, gravity pulling or defying, or even none, each breast the presence or lack of it has a story to tell. Mine has made me a 2.0 version of myself! This post is dedicated to awareness, self love and resilience of a warrior that I know each one of us possesses #breastcancerawareness #selflove #determination #faith #bodhisattva #bodhisattvaoftheearth’ Fortunately, Tahira’s illness was diagnosed well in time. She is being treated and her malignant cells are still in pre-cancer stage. By the looks of it, she will soon be okay. We wish her power and lots of wishes to get well soon. Here is her post.   View this post on Instagram   .@ayushmannk' wife @tahirakashyap detected with Stage 0 breast cancer. Tahira, revealed in her detailed post l, about her diagnosis . • "An opportunity to give competition to the Kardashians just went wasted! A week back I mentioned about ‘my badge of honour’ that I was going to receive. And I did and am happy to share about it with the intention of it being received with love. As that’s the only reason I am posting it. Love for self and gratitude for the universe. The picture might be disturbing for some, but these drains have become my dumbells for a few days. I was detected with DCIS (ductal carcinoma in situ) in my right breast with high grade malignant cells. Simply put stage 0 cancer/ pre-cancerous stage, with cancer cells multiplying in a contained area. The result I have become a half Indian version of Angelina Jolie (since only one breast was involved)! I told my doctor now is the time to give some competition to the Kardashians since Pamela is passé. But no one listened to me, so now I have a portion of my back tissue in my breast. Perhaps now I can do chin-ups with my breasts! Jokes apart, this obstacle has given me a new definition of life. Respect it’s unpredictability and have the faith and courage to be the hero of your own drama of life. The invincible human spirit is God like, gives you the courage to endure and the will to revive. There is nothing that human spirit can’t do. Also I want women of all ages to be aware. I am 35, and I was returned twice over from a mammogram. If any symptoms come up, think of it as a protective force and get yourselves examined. Also we are so obsessed with boobs. This mastectomy has left me with even more self love! Big, small, left or right inclined , gravity pulling or defying, or even none, each breast the presence or lack of it has a story to tell. Mine has made me a 2.0 version of myself! This post is dedicated to awareness, self love and resilience of a warrior that I know each one of us possesses❤ #breastcancerawareness #selflove #determination #faith #bodhisattva #bodhisattvaoftheearth." A post shared by Bollywood Hungama???? (@realbollywoodhungama) on Sep 22, 2018 at 3:50am PDT Also Read: Badhaai Ho: Thank you Ayushmann Khurrana for making taboo topics mainstream!

  • SCOOP: Abhishek Bachchan signs Breathe 2, set for his digital debut
    Sat, 22 Sep 18, 10:49:59

    SCOOP: Abhishek Bachchan signs Breathe 2, set for his digital debut Following the footsteps of Saif Ali Khan, R. Madhavan and so many other actors, Abhishek Bachchan is finally making a foray into the digital medium with none other than Amazon's Breathe 2! Yes, our inside sources have confirmed that Abhishek has signed the dotted line for the gritty web series which featured R Madhavan in season one. Breathe is an Amazon Prime original which will be helmed by Vikram Malhotra’s production Abundantia Entertainment. The earlier part starred Madhavan, Amit Sadh, Neena Kulkarni and Sapna Pabbi in important roles. We are awaiting details on rest of the cast after Abhishek in Breathe 2. On work front, Abhishek's Manmarziyaan released and he got lauded for his measured performance as Robbie Bhatia in the film. He faced camera after 2 years and it was a pretty big deal for his fans and also him. He has signed yet another film with Anurag Kashyap called Gulab Jamun where he is reuniting with his wife Aishwarya Rai Bachchan after a span of eight years. Now, we will see Jr Bachchan take on a number of projects and not take a hiatus anymore as he is all refreshed to do more interesting roles in future. Actors have been choosing the digital platform and it has become a trend nowadays. We aren't too surprised that Abhishek Bachchan has jumped on this bandwagon himself. After all, Saif’s Sacred Games is a success story and so it has motivated other actors as well to take up more interesting roles and push the envelope on the digital platform. Also Read: R Madhavan’s Breathe tops Variety’s list of best foreign shows to watch this summer

  • SCOOP: After Tara Sutaria's exit, Kiara Advani joins Shahid Kapoor starrer Arjun Reddy
    Sat, 22 Sep 18, 10:27:56

    SCOOP: After Tara Sutaria's exit, Kiara Advani joins Shahid Kapoor starrer Arjun Reddy Shahid Kapoor has been pretty busy with the promotions of Batti Gul Meter Chalu and prepping for his next, Arjun Reddy remake. Arjun Reddy, which was supposed to go on floor in August, reportedly got delayed but the reasons were unknown. Recently, Shahid clarified that the director wanted him to grow his beard more to get the proper look for the film. But, the film faced another hurdle when the lead actress Tara Sutaria had back out from the project. Now, we hear that Kiara Advani has been roped in for the project. The hunt for the new leading was on and several names had popped up. While the rumours mills suggested several names, it seems like the film has landed in Kiara Advania’s kitty. According to the sources, Kiara Advani has been reportedly roped in to replace Tara Sutaria in Shahid Kapoor starrer. As Kiara has had a pretty good year with her Netflix film Lust Stories, she has definitely become a breakout star. So, getting her on board seems like the right choice. Tara Sutaria had to back out of the project due to the contract with Dharma Productions for Student Of The Year 2. As the film was supposed to release in November this year, it would have been her first film and she could have gone ahead with the second film. But, SOTY 2 has been pushed for next year and her contract with Dharma states that SOTY 2 will be her first film and no other film can be released before that. Therefore, Tara had to part ways from the film. Sandeep Vanga, who directed the Telugu film Arjun Reddy, will also be directing its Hindi remake. Produced by Ashwin Varde and Murad Khetani, the original film starred Vijay Devarakonda and Shalini Pandey in leading roles. Also Read: Tara Sutaria to be replaced in Arjun Reddy remake!

  • SHOCKING: Anup Jalota's relationship with Jasleen Matharu nothing but a publicity stunt on Bigg Boss 12?
    Sat, 22 Sep 18, 08:30:31

    SHOCKING: Anup Jalota's relationship with Jasleen Matharu nothing but a publicity stunt on Bigg Boss 12? The scorching chemistry between veteran ghazal-bhajan singer Anup Jalota and Jasleen Matharu in Bigg Boss 12 has stirred up quite a controversy and raised many conservative eyebrows. The raised eyebrows can rest easy. The entire linkup is nothing but a gimmick to add spice to an otherwise-bland season of Bigg Boss. A source very close to Jalota who wishes to remain unnamed spills the beans. "Anup can never ever fall in love again. He was completely in love with his wife Medha and when she died of a chronic heart ailment a few years back something within him died with her. To insinuate a relationship with a girl who is 40 years his junior is just a means of generating cheap scandal." The source also reveals that the Jalota - Jasleen liaison had been "fixed" before the show began. "It was decided beforehand. We are only surprised that Anupji agreed to something so cheesy," says the source assuring Jalota's fans, it will all be over after the singer is out of the Bigg Boss house. Also Read: Bigg Boss 12: A model reveals SHOCKING secret about Anup Jalota and Jasleen Matharu

  • Rima Das' Village Rockstars is India's Official Entry to Oscars 2019
    Sat, 22 Sep 18, 07:17:31

    Rima Das' Village Rockstars is India's Official Entry to Oscars 2019 It is that time of the year again when one film from India enters the Academy Awards to get selected in the Best Foreign Film category. Now, it has been announced that Rima Das' Indian Assamese film Village Rockstars will be India's official entry at the Oscars next year. The announcement was made by Film Federation of India official. "With tears of joy and a feeling of pride, I humbly accept this news. #VillageRockstars is India's official entry for the #Oscars ! Let that sink in." Rima Das expressed her joy on Twitter this afternoon after the news broke that her film has been selected for Oscars 2019. Village Rockstars is a story about a girl named Dhunu, who grows up in poverty and learns to fend for herself. But, this girl is a dreamer and life in poverty does not stop her from dreaming big and forming a rock band someday. The film stars Bhanita Das and Basanti Das. The film premiered at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). The film even won the Best Feature Film ‘Swarna Kamal’ award at the 65th National Film Awards on 13 April 2018. Village Rockstars also won awards in three other categories- Best Child Artist, Best Location Sound Recordist and Best Editing.

  • Shraddha Kapoor kicks off Saina Nehwal biopic in Mumbai
    Sat, 22 Sep 18, 06:50:35

    Shraddha Kapoor kicks off Saina Nehwal biopic in Mumbai Shraddha Kapoor has had a pretty busy year. The actress has been busy with Stree which entered Rs 100 crore club and Batti Gul Meter Chalu which released on Friday, September 21. And now, after the hectic promotional tour for two movies back to back, the actress is back to the grind and kicked off work on Saina Nehwal biopic. The Amol Gupte directorial has kicked off its first schedule in Mumbai today with Shraddha Kapoor. The actress had been working hard to train. Speaking about the same, Shraddha said that she is very excited about the film. She called Saina Nehwal as the youth icon who is country's sweetheart and a champion. She found the role pretty challenging as it requires her to undergo a proper and intense transformation. They will kick off with the integral scenes but as informed earlier the badminton scenes will be shot next year. During Stree promotions last month, she revealed, “We start shooting with the scenes next month. And the badminton training is on. We will do the badminton parts next year because it is very extensive. I am in the middle of the training right now. We will shoot those parts next year.” Talking about such a big responsibility to play a champion like Saina Nehwal, she added, “I needed more time to train. It’s not possible to train in the month. She is a champion. So, it will take time and it is taking time. We admit that it is taking time because that’s how demanding the film is. So that’s what I am working on and we will get there. As long as it takes I am going to be training for it.” When asked whether Saina Nehwal will be an important part in the training and filming process, Shraddha Kapoor said, “Absolutely. I am sure she will. I hope so. I would love to see her. I think she is so busy right now in her own career and training that I am sure I will meet her whenever she has time. I would love to be trained by her but she wasn’t training me. We were just hanging out. The training is an ongoing process. I have done 36 sessions. I still have a long way to go.” Amole Gupte is directing the Saina Nehwal biopic and dialogues will be written by Amitosh. Also Read: Fashion Face Off: Shraddha Kapoor or Alia Bhatt? Who wore the Zimmerman dress better?

  • Will Mahesh Bhatt resurrect Aditya Roy Kapur's career?
    Sat, 22 Sep 18, 05:01:28

    Will Mahesh Bhatt resurrect Aditya Roy Kapur's career? Mahesh Bhatt's Sadak 2 will be a litmus test for several careers. Not only is Mahesh Bhatt making a comeback to direction after 19 years, his daughter, Pooja Bhatt returns to acting after a huge hiatus. Would Sadak 2 resurrect these careers? As for Sanjay Dutt, he has not had a success since his return from incarceration. But the career that needs the optimum push right now is that of Aditya Roy Kapur. After a spectacular impact in Aashiqui 2, Aditya's career has gone downhill at a rapid pace. Apparently, there was a debate among the Bhatt's whether to cast Ranbir Kapoor alongside Alia Bhatt as the second pair in Sadak 2. Says a source in the know, "It was Alia's idea to persuade her father to return to direction with Sadak 2 . While Sanjay Dutt and Pooja Bhatt, the original lead pair from Sadak, were a given, it was the other pair that the Bhatt's mulled over. While Ranbir Kapoor was the obvious first choice opposite Alia, the languishing Aditya Roy Kapur finally bagged the part. Mahesh believes his career can be revived.” Also Read: After Sadak 2 announcement, Alia Bhatt, Shaheen Bhatt and Pooja Bhatt share heartwarming memories on dad Mahesh Bhatt’s 70th birthday