Kangna Ranaut starrer Rani Laxmibai to be an international co-productionWhile everyone got talking about Simran after Kangna Ranaut wrapped up Rangoon, yet another woman oriented film that the actress is a part of, is the historical drama Rani Laxmibai. This Rani of Jhansi is known for her courage and is considered as one of the most inspiring queens of that era. Now we hear that the film will get an international twist.
Revealing details of the same was filmmaker Ketan Mehta, who mentioned that the film will have an international cast and crew. The film will be shot in varied locations like Jhansi, Varanasi and Gwalior among others. Kangna Ranaut, on the other hand will undergo workshops for several things like hand to hand combats, how to ride in a sari with a baby tied to her back, fighting with two swords etc. The actress is also looking forward to build an emotional bond with the horse which will be seen as Badal in the film. For the uninitiated, Badal proved to be the biggest supporter of Rani Laxmibai in several of her fights.
Kangna Ranaut went to the extent of stating that she won't be signing any film until mid next year. The actress also has a special connection with Rani Laxmibai, because as a six year old, Kangna had once recited the poem on the fierce queen by Subhadra Kumari Chauhan at an Independence Day function.
Dishoom to be submitted in encrypted format to CBFC to avoid piracyEvery filmmaker is trying to tackle the piracy menace and after multiple film leaks in the past fe weeks. Now the makers of Dishoom want to ensure that their forthcoming film doesn't become yet another victim of online leak. Hence, we hear that this film has now become the first one to be submitted to the Central Board of Film Certification in an encrypted format.
The past few incidents of film piracy which included the leak of Udta Punjab and Great Grand Masti were said to be copies that were submitted to the CBFC for certification. While filmmakers are striving hard to take precautions and prevent any such incidents further, the board has decided to certify films only if they are submitted in the DCP-KDM format. Talking about his film, producer Sajid Nadiadwala expressed his gratitude towards CBFC chief Pahlaj Nihalani for this initiative and even asserted that he will further take this suggestion to the Indian Film and Television Council and discuss about safety measures. This digital version of cinema which is submitted digitally via a pen drive or USB Flash drive will be apparently encrypted in such a way that as soon as the movie plays, it will be locked immediately thereby ensuring that there is no scope for any kind of theft.
Filmmaker Mukesh Bhatt, though was of the opinion that this is an expensive proposition for producers who may have to shell out extra for the digitalized process, he did agree to the fact that it is a necessary step to be taken in order to safeguard films from such illegal acts of online piracy.
Directed by Rohit Dhawan, Dishoom stars John Abraham, Varun Dhawan, Jacqueline Fernandez, Akshaye Khanna in prominent roles and it is slated to release on July 29.
Aditya Roy Kapur to make his singing debut on stageAditya Roy Kapur may have last been seen in the film Fitoor. Though the film turned copper at the box office, Aditya we hear has decided to move on to something new. In fact Aditya will soon be making his singing debut, but it won't be in a film.
Apparently, Aditya Roy Kapur will be performing on stage in the US as part of Karan Johar's Dream Team Tour 2016. The tour which will be hosted across different states in the US will also feature other Bollywood personalities like Alia Bhatt, Sidharth Malhotra, Varun Dhawan, Katrina Kaif, and Parineeti Chopra, who will be seen dancing on popular Bollywood numbers.
Further we hear that with his impending debut on stage looming in the near future, Aditya has already hired a professional to help him with his singing.
Amaal Mallik replaces Sachin-Jigar in Hansal Mehtas SimranReaders may recall that, we had reported about the stunning actress Kangna Ranaut playing the lead in the film Simran, a film that has been inspired by a series of real life incidents including the life of Sandeep Kaur, a nurse who turned into a bank robber. While the film's lead heroine is Kangna Ranaut, the film would be shot in varied cities across the US.
The latest update on Simran is that, Amaal Mallik has now replaced the duo Sachin-Jigar as the music director of the film. Reports state that, the film's director Hansal Mehta had given Sachin-Jigar as many as 3 months to work on the tracks, but the duo failed to meet the deadline due to prior commitments and hence, could (reportedly) compose only one song for the film. That's when Hansal Mehta signed up Amaal Mallik as the music director of Simran.
Simran is being jointly produced by Bhushan Kumar and Shailesh Singh.
Salman Khan acquitted by Rajasthan High Court in poaching caseSalman Khan has been in the news often for the court cases that are running against him. But now we hear that the Rajasthan High Court has acquitted the actor in connection with two poaching cases that were registered against him.
With this verdict, the Rajasthan High Court over-turned an earlier verdict that sentenced Salman to five years in jail. For the uninitiated, Salman Khan had been accused of shooting endangered and protected antelopes in two separate incidents in 1998, while filming a movie in the desert state. Acquitting the actor in the case, the High Court stated there was no evidence to prove that the animals that were found dead were shot by Salman Khan's licensed gun.
Post this acquittal, while the state government still has the ability to decide whether to appeal to the Supreme Court to over-rule the High Court's decision, a third case about Khan's alleged poaching is yet to be decided in Rajasthan.
Emraan Hashmi meets ailing fan showers him with giftsEmraan Hashmi who encompassed his personal experiences and turned an author has been working for the treatment of cancer patients for the past couple of years. The actor recently also met up with a fan who is suffering from cancer at a suburban hospital in Mumbai.
Readers may be aware that Emraan Hashmi's four year old son Ayaan is a cancer survivor and the actor has been striving hard to create awareness, make documentary and contribute as much as he can for the welfare of cancer patients. When the teenager expressed his desire to meet the star, the hospital staff contacted Emraan's team. From what we hear the actor interacted with his teenage fan for over half an hour and even showered him with presents and a box of chocolates. In fact it is also being said that he promised the entire family of his fan about taking them to the premiere of his next film.
Last seen in Azhar, Emraan Hashmi is now gearing up for the fourth instalment of the famous horror franchise, Raaz Reboot.
Naseeruddin Shah apologizes after calling Rajesh Khanna a poor actorLast week, the veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah, in an interview, went on to 'blame' the (late) Rajesh Khanna for infusing mediocrity into Bollywood during the seventies era. Naseeruddin Shah also added that, in his opinion, the (late) Rajesh Khanna was a very limited and poor actor and that he wasn't the most alert person whom he had ever met.
Needless to say, Naseeruddin's opinion on the (late) Rajesh Khanna did not go well with many in Bollywood. One such person was the (late) Rajesh Khanna's daughter Twinkle Khanna, who is best known for her 'in your face' nature. Wasting no time, Twinkle Khanna, took to Twitter and tweeted, "Sir if u can't respect the living, respect the dead-mediocrity is attacking a man who can't respond @NaseerudinShah". Celebrated filmmaker Karan Johar supported Twinkle Khanna by stating "I agree with you @mrsfunnybones...due respect to seniority but this was in exceptionally bad taste and not becoming of a fraternity member.."
The latest update on the same is that, a leading magazine has tweeted stating that Naseeruddin Shah said that he apologises to those who were personally offended and that his intention was not to attack Rajesh Khanna.
Not the one to take things lying down, Twinkle Khanna, again took to Twitter and tweeted "All due regard to Mr Shah's reality, mine=a man who loved cinema& did films like Anand, Amar Prem, Kati Patang thank u folks for all the love."
Aftab Shivdasani, Urvashi Rautela and Ekta Kapoor at Great Grand Masti piracy press meet
Actors Aftab Shivdasani, Urvashi Rautela, Riteish Deshmukh and Vivek Oberoi hosted a press conference to talk about the piracy issue regarding their movie ‘Great Grand Masti’ in Mumbai on July 16, 2016. The press event also saw the presence of producer Ekta Kapoor and director Indra Kumar. The makers of the movie expressed shock over
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Bollywood celebrities at Satish Kaushik’s play Mr. and Mrs. Murarilal premiere
Celebrities from Bollywood attended the premiere of Satish Kaushik’s play Mr. and Mrs. Murarilal play held in Mumbai on July 16, 2016. The attendees of the premiere event included Namit Das, Shekhar Suman, Mahesh Manjrekar, Rishi Kapoor, Tusshar Kapoor, Rishi Kapoor, Bhumika Chawla, Sharbani Mujherjee, Tinu Anand, Suchitra Krishnamurthy, Meera Chopra, Vandana Sajnani, Pooja Chopra,
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Parineeti Chopra launches Sania Mirza’s book Ace Against Odds
Bollywood actress Parineeti Chopra launched tennis player Sania Mirza’s autobiography ‘Ace Against Odds’ at an event in Mumbai on July 16, 2016. The actress looked pretty in a white outfit while Sania appeared in a black outfit. On the work front, Parineeti is all set to be seen in the upcoming movie ‘Dishoom’. The actress
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Salman Khan acquitted from poaching cases in Rajasthan
In some good news for the ‘Dabangg’ star Salman Khan, the actor has been acquitted from the black buck and the chinkara poaching cases by the Rajasthan High Court on July 25, 2016. The ‘Ek Tha Tiger’ actor was accused of killing a blackbuck and a chinkara in two separate incidents in the year 1998.
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Jacqueline Fernandez plays John Abrahams stalker in DishoomThat's the question someone closely associated with Rohit Dhawan's Dishoom is asking. The Sri Lankan starlet is cast opposite John Abraham in the film. And yet she is seen promoting the film everywhere with Varun Dhawan.
What is the deal? Shrugs the source, "It is baffling. Jacqueline is cast opposite John. She plays his stalker. Woh kehte hai na, haath dho ke peeche paddna. John doesn't give her the time of day. But she insists on showering him with attention, following him everywhere."
As for Varun, he doesn't really have a leading lady in the film.
Says the source, "He plays a chichora character. Dilpkhenk naujawan (a Casanova). Varun Dhawan has one song with Parineeti Chopra and another with Nargis Fakhri. But no leading lady. He is happy sowing wild oats."
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