Arjun Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor get basketball lessons from NBA India

Readers may recall that we had written about the beautiful Shraddha Kapoor being paired opposite the suave Arjun Kapoor in Half Girlfriend, that's based on Chetan Bhagat's novel by the same name. We had also mentioned that basketball 'plays' a vital role in the film.

As a step forward, the NBA India (National Basketball Association) has now come on board to partner with Half Girlfriend, in order to professionally train the lead actors to convincingly play the role of aspiring basketball players.

As a part of the training process, both, Shraddha Kapoor and Arjun Kapoor are practicing techniques like handling the ball, footwork, speed, agility and basic shooting. If that wasn't enough, the duo also studied a lot of NBA games and their players in order to learn their unique styles.

Half Girlfriend's director Mohit Suri said that they were very excited to have the NBA on board with the film. He added that the trainers had been fantastic and extremely patient with both, Arjun Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor to warrant that they portray their characters with utmost perfection. Needless to say, that, both, Arjun Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor must be having a 'ball' of a time whilst shooting for the film.

Directed by Mohit Suri and produced by Balaji Motion Pictures, Half Girlfriend will be shot extensively in Delhi, New York, and Bihar and is scheduled to release on April 28, 2017.
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Sikh and Jatt communities object to Tiger Shroffs A Flying Jatt

The CBFC has received a long list of objections from Sikh and Jatt organizations to the way Tiger Shroff has been presented in A Flying Jatt, the super-hero film that sees Tiger flying in a turban.

According to sources from the Central Board Of Film Certification, there have been at least 35-40 objections from various religious and cultural organizations to the way Tiger, playing a Jatt super-hero was presented in the film.

Says a source from the CBFC, "Ever since the first trailer came out there have been objections from the Jatt and Sikh communities about the clothes, accessories and conduct. We've to take all of the complaints into consideration while certifying the film."

Apparently certain scenes including the ones showing Tiger flying in a turban would have to be asked to be deleted by the censor board.
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Akshay Kumars Rustom gets support from superstar Rajinikanth

It is a good sight when the entire film fraternity comes forward to support each other's work. This time, the industry has banded together to support Akshay Kumar's upcoming film Rustom on social media. It all started when Salman Khan urged his fans to go for Rustom, which was followed by Ranveer Singh, Sonam Kapoor, and several other industry members.

The latest to join the bandwagon is superstar Rajinikanth himself. Rajinikanth, who starred in the highly publicized Kabali, shared a supportive message sending Akshay Kumar all the luck for the film. He wrote, "Dear @akshaykumar ... I wish you all success for your forthcoming release #Rustom." Overwhelmed by seeing the support from the superstar himself, Akshay replied, "Thank you so much Rajni sir. Would love for you to see it."

Akshay Kumar's Rustom is a story based on KM Nanavati case that took place in 1959 in which Naval Commander Kawas Manekshaw Nanavati was tried and acquitted for the murder of Prem Ahuja, his wife's lover and that changed the entire face of Indian Judicial system. Akshay plays the role of Naval officer Rustom Pavri and Ileana D'cruz plays his wife Cynthia Pavri. Directed by Tinu Suresh Desai, Rustom also stars Arjan Bajwa and Esha Gupta and is slated to release on August 12.
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Riteish Deshmukh and Nargis Fakhri launch Banjo trailer

Actors Riteish Deshmukh and Nargis Fakhri launched the trailer of their upcoming movie ‘Banjo’ at an event in Mumbai on August 9, 2016. Riteish in the upcoming flick will be seen playing the role of a street musician. The movie is directed by Ravi Jadhav and produced by Krishika Lulla under the banner of Eros

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi attends Babul Supriyo’s wedding ceremony – Photos

Bollywood singer and politician Babul Supriyo got married to beau Rachna Sharma at a grand wedding ceremony in New Delhi on August 9, 2016. Babul was in a relationship with Sharma since two years after which the two decided to get married. The wedding ceremony was attended by the Who’s Who of the world of

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Maria Goretti and Bhumi Pednekar stun at SVA Autumn Winter collection launch

Design house SVA by Sonam and Paras Modi launched the its Autumn Winter collection in Mumbai on August 9, 2016. The launch event saw the presence of actresses Maria Goretti and Bhumi Pednekar. Maria and Bhumi stunned in wine red gowns. The collection by the designers had lehengas and anarkalis in rich colors and luxury

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Amitabh Bachchan and Taapsee Pannu launch trailer of Pink

Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan along with co-star Taapsee Pannu launched the trailer of their upcoming movie ‘Pink’ at an event in Mumbai on August 9, 2016. Bengali filmmaker Anirudha Roy Chaudhary has donned the hat of the director. The movie is about violence faced by women in the society. ‘Pink’ also stars Kriti Kulhari and

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Jackie Shroff and Kainaat Arora at 5th TIIFA Awards announcement ceremony

Celebrities from Bollywood attended the announcement ceremony of the 5th TIIFA Awards at JW Marriot in Mumbai on August 9, 2016. The attendees of the event included Jackie Shroff, Preety Jhangiani, Shadab Khan, Sangeeta Vardhan, Kainaat Arora and others. The awards show will be held on October 1, 2016. Photo Credits: Viral Bhayani

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Shveta Salve gives birth to a baby girl

TV actress Shveta Salve and husband Hermit Sethi have become proud parents of a baby girl. The good news was announced by the couple’s close friend Nikhil Chinapa on Twiter. The message wrote, “Dear world, @shvetasalve and @hermitsethi are the proud parents of a beautiful baby girl. Call them, it’s unlikely they’re checking Twitter.” The

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Fawad Khan is a Jabra fan of Akshay Kumar

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Gymnast Sapna Pabbi roots for another gymnast at the Olympics

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Surveen Chawla does a Madhuri Dixit

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Proof that Jacqueline Fernandez-Sonakshi Sinha can make for hot dancers

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Vinay Pathak and Tannishtha Chatterjees Island City release date announced

Vinay Pathak and Tannishtha Chatterjee starred in the critically acclaimed film Island City which had its world premiere at the 72nd Venice Film Festival 2015. Not just that, it was selected at 26 international film festivals and won top awards at five festivals. It won the FEDEORA (Federation of Film Critics of Europe and the Mediterranean) Award for Best Debut Director.

After much waiting, Island City finally has a release date in India and it will hit the theaters on September 2. Talking about the process, director Ruchika Oberoi said that the film has had a journey worldwide but they couldn't be more excited for the film's release in India. Collaborating with Drishyam Films, the makers of the film hope to reach out to audiences with substantial theatrical presence.

Directed by Ruchika Oberoi, Island City connects three stories- two black comedies and a tragic-comic tale of love that focuses on an ever-changing city in a time of uneasy transition. It also stars Amruta Subhash and Chandan Roy Sanyal in pivotal roles.
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Katrina Kaif to endorse Splash

By now, we all know and abide by the fact that the gorgeous Katrina Kaif's mere name is good enough to elevate any film or a FMCG brand. Testimonies to this are in the form of all the films and brand endorsements that she has been a part of.

According to Bollywood Hungama's reliable sources, Katrina Kaif to endorse 'Splash', Middle East's largest fashion retailer and part of the Landmark Group.

The official announcement of the same is awaited.
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Amitabh Bachchan to endorse Tata Sky

Bollywood's legendary actor Amitabh Bachchan has always been the undisputed 'shahenshah' of Bollywood as well as the FMCG brand sectors. Be it his films or the brand that he endorses, his mere presence always adds style and the class to them.

According to Bollywood Hungama's reliable sources, Amitabh Bachchan is now all set to endorse Tata Sky. Readers may recall that, prior to Amitabh Bachchan coming on board with Tata Sky; it was Aamir Khan who was endorsing the said brand. In that sense, Amitabh Bachchan will now be replacing Aamir Khan as the brand's ambassador.

The official announcement of the same is awaited.
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Shruti Haasan to endorse Nestle Munch

The beautiful Shruti Haasan is someone who is enjoying the best of both the worlds viz, Bollywood as well as the south film industry. Maybe that's the reason as to why the filmmakers and brand managers are queueing up to make her sign on the dotted lines.

Speaking about brands, Bollywood Hungama's reliable sources say that Shruti Haasan is now all set to be the brand ambassador of the famous choco-wafer 'Nestle Munch'.

The official announcement of the same is awaited. Shruti Haasan,Nestle Munch
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Sidharth Malhotra to perform unique acts at Dream Team Concert

The Gen Y brigade is all set to kick start their first concert in US and this 'Dream Team' as they like to call it is leaving no stones unturned in making it as grand as possible. Sidharth Malhotra who is a part of the same has planned a rather unique entry for his act.

Choreographers have planned an aerial sequence for the entry of Sidharth Malhotra followed by an iwalk Segway act. "I am really excited about this tour. Practicing dance moves on the iwalk Segway was challenging initially but it also gave me an adrenaline rush. I am sure it is going to get the audience on their feet," said the adventurous Sidharth in a statement. From what we hear, the actor will groove with his co-stars Alia Bhatt and Parineeti Chopra and will dance to the tunes of some of his chartbusters like 'Let's Nacho', 'Kar Gayi Chul' (Kapoor & Sons) and 'Galliyan' (Ek Villain). He will be ending his act with a bang with the latest release 'Kala Chashma' (Baar Baar Dekho) which is topping the charts.

Dream Team Concert kickstarts on Friday from Houston followed by Oakland, Orlando, Hoffman Estates, Inglewood and Newark.
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Shah Rukh Khan to replace Ranveer Singh in Padmavati

While speculations have been rife about Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone reuniting for yet another period drama Padmavati, fans of the couple will have to wait for the same as now we hear that the actor has walked out of the project. On the other hand, makers have apparently now approached none other than Shah Rukh Khan for the film.

Sources claim that the script of Padmavati which revolves around a beautiful queen was posed to be a two hero project and Ranveer Singh, who swept away all awards last year, wasn't keen on doing the same at this point of his career. Due to this, Sanjay Leela Bhansali who has given one of the biggest blockbusters of his career with Devdas, decided to reunite with the actor of that film and approached Shah Rukh Khan for the film. A source close to the project mentioned that Shah Rukh not only loved the script but has even decided to give a look test for the film.

On the other hand, rumours have it that Shahid Kapoor has been signed on for the role of Deepika's husband in the film. Padmavati traces the journey of a beautiful queen Rani Padmini who becomes the obsession of Allauddin Khilji and the ruler is ready to go to any extent to get the queen, even if it means waging a war against her husband, Raja Ratan Singh.

However an official announcement on the same is awaited.
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Naseeruddin Shah comments on Rajesh Khanna again

A few days after Naseeruddin Shah invited the ire of the Hindi film industry after calling India's first superstar Rajesh Khanna a poor actor and blaming him for bringing mediocrity to the Hindi film industry. Since then, many celebs including daughter Twinkle Khanna have spoken against Naseeruddin Shah over his harsh remarks.

On Tuesday evening, Naseeruddin Shah attended a masterclass organized by Neville Tuli of Osianama at the famous Liberty cinema in Mumbai. During the masterclass, Naseer talked about Rajesh Khanna, plagiarism in the industry and several other aspects. During the two-hour session, Naseeruddin was asked to about the mediocrity statement that led to an outrage and how he was criticized by the film industry members. To this, he said that people got upset with what he had said, however none of them had contradicted it. All they said was that Naseer should have some respect for the dead and should not have made such a statement. Naseer further added that his question was what respect did the film industry show towards Rajesh Khanna when he was alive. Just because thousands of people gathered outside his bungalow, did that make him a great actor?

When pointed out that Rajesh Khanna had done movies like Anand and Aradhana which were highly appreciated, Naseeruddin Shah agreed to that statement. He said that those were only two of his best performances but he also put it out there that he never liked any of his other films apart from those two.

Lastly, when Naseeruddin Shah said that he did apologize to Rajesh Khanna's family because he understood their feelings but addressed the fact that he has not apologized to anybody else nor has he withdrawn his statement.
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