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  • Is Bahubali director Rajamouli spending these many crores on the introduction scene of Junior NTR in the Ram Charan - Alia Bhatt film RRR?
    Wed, 24 Apr 19, 14:05:09

    Is Bahubali director Rajamouli spending these many crores on the introduction scene of Junior NTR in the Ram Charan - Alia Bhatt film RRR? Not too long ago, we had reported that RRR featuring Junior NTR and Ram Charan in lead roles will be a magnum opus for SS Rajamouli after Bahubali. Moreover, reports also asserted that the film is being made on a rather huge budget. While there were always rumours about the kind of money that is being spent on the sets etc. of this period drama, in a recent update, we hear that RRR will have an introduction scene that will cost crores and it will be of Junior NTR. Current reports have been speculating that SS Rajamouli has been planning an extensive introduction sequence for Junior NTR in the film RRR. Since we already know that the film revolves around freedom fighters Alluri Seetharamaraju and Komaram Bheem, reports have it that Rama Rao will be essaying the character of Bheem. And now they claim that Rajamouli is keen on having a rather impactful entry that will cost the makers approximately Rs. 20 crores. These reports also suggest that keeping in mind the whopping amount; this is the highest any Telugu actor has received by far. On the other hand, the film’s total budget is expected to be as high as Rs. 300 to Rs. 400 crores and it is produced by DVV Dhanayya. Coming to RRR, the Tollywood film also boasts of an extensive star cast that also comprises of popular Bollywood actors like Alia Bhatt and Ajay Devgn. As per reports, Alia is expected to play a pivotal role and the love interest of Ram Charan in the film. Ajay Devgn will be seen in a special appearance, playing an important character in it. Daisy Edgar Jones too was expected to be a part of the film but she is said to have walked out of the project due to personal reasons. The makers are currently in search of the second leading lady to play the role opposite Junior NTR. Also Read: RRR – Daisy Edgar Jones will not be a part of this Ram Charan, Junior NTR film

  • Mohanlal CONFIRMS he will be making his directorial debut with Barroz - Guardian of D'Gama Treasure
    Wed, 24 Apr 19, 13:54:33

    Mohanlal CONFIRMS he will be making his directorial debut with Barroz - Guardian of D'Gama Treasure Woah! It definitely comes as good news to all Mohanlal fans who are waiting for the actor to turn into director. After acting for over four decades, Mohanlal, who was last seen in Lucifer, has decided to take this decision for a magnum opus like Barroz - Guardian of D'Gama Treasure. It is a known fact that Mohanlal was always keen on period dramas and Barroz too has been one of them. The actor announced about it and the rest of the details in his own blog. He even posted about it on Twitter too. My Latest Blog : "A New Journey Begins - Barroz Guardian Of D' Gama's Treasure"https://t.co/EQflcyzlm9 — Mohanlal (@Mohanlal) April 21, 2019 Although there haven’t been many details on the cast, he did reveal that the film will be shot in 3D. He also asserted that the film will have a pan appeal for adults and children alike. Set in Portugal, Mohanlal credits the idea of him directing the film to the discussion he had with My Dear Kuttichathan director Jijo Punnose and the director T.K. Rajeev Kumar. The actor, whilst revealing details in his blog, also mentioned that he had met both of them to discuss the 3D show and that’s when Rajeev narrated the story of Barroz. When the question of direction came up, Mohanlal decided to go ahead and step into the director’s shoes. He also added that Jijo too encouraged him in this step. On the other hand, the project will definitely be a magnum opus since it is expected to feature international actors. In fact, even in his blog statement, Mohanlal asserted that it will indeed consist of international cast and crew. Barroz - Guardian of D’Gama Treasure is expected to be shot extensively in Goa. However, further details on the team are yet to be finalized, as per recent reports. Also Read: Suriya and Mohanlal starrer Kaappaan makers are all set to do something special for Tamil New Year and here are the deets!

  • Veere Di Wedding: Kareena Kapoor Khan reveals she told Rhea Kapoor to replace her with younger actress when she was pregnant with Taimur Ali Khan
    Wed, 24 Apr 19, 10:55:31

    Veere Di Wedding: Kareena Kapoor Khan reveals she told Rhea Kapoor to replace her with younger actress when she was pregnant with Taimur Ali Khan Kareena Kapoor Khan, last year, starrer in the super-hit film Veere Di Wedding with Sonam Kapoor, Swara Bhasker and Shikha Talsania. The film, helmed by Shashanka Ghosh, was one of the biggest hits of 2018. But, during the shooting, Kareena was pregnant in the first half and had given birth to Taimur Ali Khan during the last schedule of the film. While the makers incorporated her pregnancy part in the film, the actress had given an option to the makers to replace her as well. Recently, Kareena Kapoor Khan opened up about maintaining a balance between work life and her personal life now that she is a mom. The actress said that she began shooting for film Veere Di Wedding when Taimur Ali Khan was only six and half months old. She said that it was unheard of when an actress had gone back to work after six months post giving birth. Kareena said that she wanted to do the film so she took Taimur with her to Delhi. He was with her during the shoot as well. And she had told the producers, Anil Kapoor and Rhea Kapoor, that she won't be able to do the film without her baby. Rhea Kapoor was informed about Kareena Kapoor Khan's pregnancy after the actress had informed it to her parents. Kareena said that she had agreed to act in the film when she was pregnant and they even incorporated the pregnancy part in the film. But, she found it pretty sad. Kareena further revealed that she had given the producers' a choice to replace her with a young girl. On the work front, Kareena Kapoor Khan will be next seen in Good News with Akshay Kumar, Kiara Advani and Diljit Dosanjh. The actress has also signed Angrezi Medium starring alongside Irrfan Khan. Her big project will be Takht with Karan Johar and ensemble cast starring Ranveer Singh, Vicky Kaushal, Alia Bhatt, Janhvi Kapoor, Anil Kapoor and Bhumi Pednekar. ALSO READ: Karan Johar christens Kareena Kapoor Khan as the Minister Of Gossip Affairs, reveals her INSIDE SOURCE

  • Shraddha Kapoor begins Mumbai schedule of Prabhas starrer Saaho in Karjat
    Wed, 24 Apr 19, 09:48:40

    Shraddha Kapoor begins Mumbai schedule of Prabhas starrer Saaho in Karjat Shraddha Kapoor has been running round the clock schedules for her multiple releases this year. After hopping sets and cities for Street Dancer 3D and Chhichhore, Shraddha Kapoor has now started the Mumbai schedule of the big-budget film Saaho co-starring Prabhas. This morning, Shraddha Kapoor took to her social media and posted a boomerang video captioning it, "Karjat Time! #Saaho". A few days back actress was seen spending time with her Saaho team in Mumbai. Shraddha Kapoor didn’t travel to the venue a day earlier as her pet dog Shyloh was not well. The actress preferred to stay back at home and took her pet dog to a vet as he was not keeping well and spend the whole day taking care of Shyloh. Shraddha also posted a picture with her pet saying, "Pets are always there to cheer us up. There are times when we need to cheer them up too ❤ photo by @siddhanthkapoor ????" Saaho will witness the actress in an action-packed avatar where Shraddha will be essaying a cop, while Chhichhore tests her versatility with dual roles of a college student as well as a middle-aged woman. Street Dancer 3D will showcase the actress in complete new dance avatar. She recently finished her London schedule and will be moving ahead with the next schedule shortly. She is playing diverse characters this year and has bagged four films in her kitty. With multiple releases this year, Shraddha also has an anticipated release with Baaghi 3. ALSO READ: Saaho: Neil Nitin Mukesh SHARES a photo with Shraddha Kapoor and director Sujeeth from the sets of Prabhas starrer

  • BREAKING: Farhad Samji written Akshay Kumar starrer Kanchana remake titled Laaxmi Bomb
    Wed, 24 Apr 19, 06:39:59

    BREAKING: Farhad Samji written Akshay Kumar starrer Kanchana remake titled Laaxmi Bomb Just last week, Farhad Samji who is currently directing Housefull 4 had confirmed that the Akshay Kumar starrer that he was writing which was the Kanchana remake had been tentatively titled Laaxmi. Well, now we hear that the makers of the film have finally locked the title for the remake. If what we hear is true, then apparently the film has been titled Laaxmi Bomb. In fact, confirming this new development we came across this image of the clap board from the film that clearly displays the title of the Kanchana remake as Laaxmi Bomb. Directed by Raghava Lawrence, the film is being produced by Cape of Good Films, Tusshar Entertainment House and Shabinaa Entertainment. Interestingly, while Raghava Lawrence both directed and starred in the Muni series of which Kanchana is a part, he will apparently be only behind the camera in the Hindi remake. While an official announcement about the title and cast details of the film are awaited, we hear that Laaxmi Bomb went on floors a couple of days back. As for the film itself, the Kanchana remake or Laaxmi Bomb follows the story of a ghost seeking vengeance for being wronged and haunts everyone who is staying in the house. The original set of Muni and Kanchana films was directed by Raghava Lawrence who also played the lead in the film. There were reports earlier stating that the film will see Akshay in the role of a ghost but the details are currently kept under wraps. There were also speculations about Kiara Advani playing the leading lady along with Madhavan playing an integral role in the film but there has been no update on that front. Also Read: Kanchana remake gets a working TITLE! Farhad Samji confirms these details about the Akshay Kumar starrer

  • You Go Girl: Bhumi Pednekar is floored by Deepika Padukone’s Chhapaak transformation
    Wed, 24 Apr 19, 06:07:25

    You Go Girl: Bhumi Pednekar is floored by Deepika Padukone’s Chhapaak transformation Deepika Padukone and Bhumi Pednekar have something in common. Both these actresses have pushed the envelope in their respective films Chhapaak and Saand Ki Aankh by transforming themselves entirely for their roles on screen with the help of prosthetics. While Deepika plays a real-life acid attack survivor, Bhumi plays the role of the world’s oldest sharpshooter. Both these ladies have used prosthetics and endured long-hours of make-up, to turn themselves unrecognisable on screen. Their commitment for their films has been lauded by audiences as both their looks went viral. Bhumi is all praise for Deepika who is bringing focus to a hugely relevant and a burning social issue by picking Chhapaak as her next big project. “I saw the first look for Chhapaak and it was brilliant. Seeing Deepika transform and become unrecognizable and so true to that part she was playing was amazing. Her transformation stopped the press. I’m really proud to see the work that all we actresses are doing. It pushes me to do better work,” Bhumi tells us. She adds, “It is a great time for women in the industry as from Saand Ki Aankh to Chhapaak, different unconventional subjects and issues are coming to the forefront and are being mounted on women. This effectively means people just want to see good cinema and all the talk of movies can’t be mounted on women because of business reasons is nothing but a patriarchal stereotype.” Bhumi is thrilled with the love her first look got. She says, “It’s is absolutely overwhelming to see the love that Saand Ki Aankh is getting and it’s feels great that our look is being appreciated. As an actor, I have given my all for this film and after seeing all the positive reactions, the daily 3 hours of make-up has definitely been worth it.” The acclaimed actress has always transformed herself on screen. No one can forget Bhumi putting on kilos for her debut hit Dum Laga Ke Haisha or her metamorphosis in the hugely appreciated Lust Stories and Son Chiriya. She says, “I enjoy transforming myself for my roles. It’s quite exciting for me, to see the way people react and how amazed they get with everything new you do. So, yes the transformation to become Chandro was necessary as it was important that I look real. I feel a lot of responsibility playing her on screen. Both Chandro dadi and Prakashi dadi are champions and are real-life fighters and I’m happy that the film is getting so much love.” Also Read: Bhumi Pednekar gets blisters on her face during the shoot of Saand Ki Aankh

  • Mardaani 2: Rani Mukerji set for an action-packed schedule in Rajasthan
    Wed, 24 Apr 19, 05:04:18

    Mardaani 2: Rani Mukerji set for an action-packed schedule in Rajasthan Rani Mukerji is set to go on a hunt for her 21-year-old nemesis in Rajasthan! We have information that the much awaited Mardaani 2’s second schedule will see Rani launch an extensive operation to find the merciless villain in Kota and Jaipur. The action-packed schedule starts the first week of May with Rani as the fearless and committed Superintendent of Police, Shivani Shivaji Roy, laying out her intricate plan to take on the antagonist head on. Gopi Puthran, director of the sequel says, “It’s an intense one month long schedule in Rajasthan which forms the backdrop to the story of Mardaani 2. Rani’s investigation will take her to Jaipur and Kota. Given that we are shooting in peak summer of Rajasthan, it will be physically demanding because Rani will be doing action sequences too. The entire team is thrilled to be shooting in the beautiful state of Rajasthan and we are looking forward to the love and cooperation from the people.” Rani had delivered an outstanding performance in the superhit and hugely acclaimed prequel, Mardaani, in which she took on the kingpin of a child trafficking racket. So, there is a lot of anticipation on who her villain will be in the sequel. Produced by Aditya Chopra, this will be Rani’s next release after the global blockbuster Hichki. Mardaani 2 marks the directorial debut of Gopi Puthran, the writer of the first Mardaani film. Also Read: Mardaani 2 – Rani Mukerji will fight against a 21-year old merciless villain in this cop drama

  • Parineeti Chopra to play Emily Blunt’s character in The Girl On The Train remake (all deets inside)
    Wed, 24 Apr 19, 04:13:02

    Parineeti Chopra to play Emily Blunt’s character in The Girl On The Train remake (all deets inside) Parineeti Chopra is sure all set to come back in the game, in a big way! After replacing Shraddha Kapoor in the Saina Nehwal biopic, she is set to play Emily Blunt’s character in the Hindi remake of The Girl On The Train! Reliance Entertainment is set to back this project based on a super hit book by Paula Hawkins. The movie will be directed by Ribhu Dasgupta and has all the elements of intrigue, drama to keep you on the edge of your seat. Pari will be playing a divorcee addicted to alcohol, who investigates a crime scene. It sure is a challenging role for her and a departure from her usual bubbly self. The film is based on Paula Hawkins' 2015 runaway bestseller, The Girl On The Train. The book was also adapted into a Hollywood film by Steven Spielberg’s DreamWorks Pictures and received a warm reception at the US box office. Emily Blunt received a nomination for her performance at the 23rd Screen Actors Guild Awards, as well as a nomination for BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, in the film. The author-backed role in the official Hindi remake will star Parineeti Chopra, who steps into the shoes of an alcoholic divorcée, who becomes involved in a missing person’s investigation. The psychological thriller will be produced by Reliance Entertainment, who have procured the rights of the book and the film and will be adapting it from an Indian story telling perspective. Confirms Shibasish Sarkar, Group CEO Reliance Entertainment, "Not only is The Girl On The Train, one of the best psychological thrillers but also a heartwarming story of the female protagonist and her discovery of life. We have procured the rights of the book and the film, and will be adapting it from an Indian storytelling perspective. Amblin will be a partner in this film." “We are always pleased to work with our long-time partners at Reliance Entertainment to bring the best stories to audiences around the world. This Hindi-language adaptation of The Girl On The Train is a first for Amblin and a testament to Paula Hawkins’ incredible book and our 2016 film,” says Jeff Small, President, and Co-CEO, Amblin Partners. The still to be titled, the taut thriller will be directed by Ribhu Dasgupta, who will adapt the bookkeeping in mind the sensibilities and grit of the characters from the source. As the film is all set to go on floors this year, National award laureate Parineeti Chopra can’t wait to start work on the film. She says, “I want to do roles that audiences haven’t seen me in before and ones that require a lot of prep and homework, which is why The Girl On The Train really worked for me. The character is an alcoholic and a victim of abuse, and I haven’t explored anything like her onscreen before”. Talking about what made Parineeti the ideal choice for the protagonist in the film, Ribhu says, “The character is edgy, dark, and gritty along with being extremely emotional. So it is great to team up with someone like Parineeti, who is an extremely sincere actor and a powerful performer.” The casting was a beautiful twist of destiny in a way for Parineeti Chopra who related to the character at the very start, “It’s exciting because I never thought I’d actually be doing a film around a book I’ve read and loved. I relate to the character because I’ve studied and worked in London, it’s my second home…I even know the tube maps inside out. I can’t wait to start shooting the film and relive those days and I hope people enjoy seeing me in a completely new avatar in this film.” she adds. Though details remain unknown at this juncture, Shibasish reveals, "The film is expected to go on floors around July 2019 and we expect to finish shooting by September. The film is entirely set in UK and we are in the process of locking the location. We haven’t fixed release date yet but it will be in 2020." Also Read: Sri Lanka Bombings: Ajay Devgn, Arjun Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Priyanka Chopra among others REACT after the horrific attacks

  • Akshay Kumar engages in a tête-à-tête with PM Narendra Modi, here’s a sneak peek of their conversation
    Wed, 24 Apr 19, 04:02:56

    Akshay Kumar engages in a tête-à-tête with PM Narendra Modi, here’s a sneak peek of their conversation Akshay Kumar is a patriot, he loves India and it shows from the kind of films he does. From Gold to Holiday to Baby to Airlift, all these movies have been extremely high on patriotism and have been highly appreciated by the audiences. Akshay Kumar has never shied away from standing tall with his political views and appreciating the amount of hard work and efforts PM Narendra Modi has put in to take the country to its peak. Akshay Kumar took to his social media to share with his fans, his tête-à-tête with the PM himself where they discuss various topics from family to everything else candid. Their conversation was aired on ANI today and the actor is extremely thrilled to have gotten this opportunity. He took to Twitter to tweet about this conversation saying, “While the whole country is talking elections and politics, here’s a breather. Privileged to have done this candid and COMPLETELY NON POLITICAL freewheeling conversation with our PM @narendramodi . Watch it at 9AM tomorrow via @ANI for some lesser known facts about him!” Take a look. While the whole country is talking elections and politics, here’s a breather. Privileged to have done this candid and COMPLETELY NON POLITICAL freewheeling conversation with our PM @narendramodi . Watch it at 9AM tomorrow via @ANI for some lesser known facts about him! pic.twitter.com/Owji9xL9zn — Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) April 23, 2019 Watch the full video here. #WATCH: PM Narendra Modi and Akshay Kumar’s interaction at 7 Lok Kalyan Marg (LKM) in Delhi. https://t.co/5FodYsR4ZN — ANI (@ANI) April 24, 2019 On the work front, Akshay Kumar has recently wrapped up the shoot for Good News, starring Kareena Kapoor Khan, Diljit Dosanjh, Kiara Advani, and Anjana Sukhani. He will also be seen playing the role of a 16th century king in his upcoming comedy, Housefull 4. Apart from these two movies, he will be playing the role of Sooryavanshi in Rohit Shetty’s namesake directorial. Also Read: Housefull 4: Farhad Samji spills beans on Akshay Kumar’s character in Housefull 4

  • Anees Bazmee ANNOUNCES Pagalpanti 2, reveals grand plans for the franchise
    Wed, 24 Apr 19, 04:01:39

    Anees Bazmee ANNOUNCES Pagalpanti 2, reveals grand plans for the franchise Anees Bazmee has just finished a 58-day long shoot of Pagalpanti in London and well, he already has plans for its sequel. He recently announced that the movie is going to be a franchise and is a comic caper which everyone will relate with. It is claimed that this is Bazmee’s funniest film and it stars John Abraham, Anil Kapoor, Ileana D’cruz, Arshad Warsi, Kriti Kharbanda, Pulkit Samrat in lead roles. John will be in a never before seen avatar as a down on luck commoner and he leads the story forward with help of his co-stars Arshad, Anil, Pulkit and of course the girls, Kriti and Ileana. Pagalpanti is expected to feature all the quintessential quirky elements of an Anees Bazmee film and not surprisingly, it is said to be an out and out comedy. It is expected to hit the big screens on December 6 this year. Also Read: Pagalpanti release date CONFIRMED! John Abraham, Ileana D’Cruz starrer to release in December 2019

  • CONFIRMED: Varun Dhawan and Sara Ali Khan to star in David Dhawan & Vashu Bhagnani's COOLIE NO 1
    Wed, 24 Apr 19, 04:00:23

    CONFIRMED: Varun Dhawan and Sara Ali Khan to star in David Dhawan & Vashu Bhagnani's COOLIE NO 1 It's official. Varun Dhawan is coming together with his father David Dhawan for another comedy caper, Coolie No 1. The film stars Sara Ali Khan in the leading role. The announcement was made on the occasion of Varun's 31st birthday today. After 25 years, David Dhawan and producer Vashu Bhagnani are coming together to adapt the classic comedy, Coolie No 1. Not only that, the film will go on floors in August 2019. This will be the third collaboration between the Dhawan father - son duo after successes of Main Tera Hero and Judwaa 2. Coolie No 1, directed by David Dhawan, originally starred Govinda, Karisma Kapoor and Kader Khan. The film featured some of the iconic songs including ‘Husn Hai Suhana’ and ‘Main Toh Raste Se Ja Raha Tha’ which will be recreated in Varun Dhawan starrer. ALSO READ: Coolie No 1: Varun Dhawan reveals the David Dhawan directorial starring Sara Ali Khan is not a REMAKE

  • Gear up for the sangeet number of the season with this Student Of The Year 2 track
    Wed, 24 Apr 19, 03:42:56

    Gear up for the sangeet number of the season with this Student Of The Year 2 track Tiger Shroff, Ananya Panday and Tara Sutaria, the lead trio of Punit Malhotra’s Student Of The Year 2, are back in a desi avatar. The youngsters will be seen in a cool new sangeet song, titled ‘Mumbai Dilli Di Kudiya’, which launches today. Director Punit said “The previous film had Dafli Waley, we have Yeh Jawaani. They had Radha Teri Chunri, we have Mumbai Dilli Di Kudiya. Of course, the music of the films is in tune with their respective stories, but this song is in that space. It’s a young sangeet number. Tiger is a great dancer, and he gives every performance his all. So, we had to up the ante as far as the dance is concerned.” The pressure of recreating the magic is immense, admits the director. “The songs of the original film really worked. So, yes, the pressure to recreate that magic is there. But we had so much fun shooting this film, and I feel that it shows and translates on screen,” he added. Fox Star Studios presents a Dharma Productions film Student Of The Year 2.  Produced by Hiroo Yash Johar, Karan Johar & Apoorva Mehta, the film is set to release on 10th May, 2019. The actors have been nothing but thrilled to have starred in this potential blockbuster. Student Of The Year 2 is also the second instalment of the SOTY franchise that launched gems like Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, and Sidharth Malhotra. Also Read: SCOOP: The Zoya Factor trailer to be attached to Student Of The Year 2

  • Good News! Arjun Rampal is having a BABY with Gabriella Demetriades (see pic)
    Wed, 24 Apr 19, 03:14:12

    Good News! Arjun Rampal is having a BABY with Gabriella Demetriades (see pic) Arjun Rampal is all set to be a father the third time around and he can't help but get all mushy and emotional about it. He was in the news after he and his ex wife Mehr Jessia decided to part ways mutually, last year. Since then, he has been seen with Gabriella Demetriades. They made it official soon after the divorce came through. Now, Arjun is on seventh heaven because Gabriella is expecting! He took to Instagram for share a beautiful picture from their pregnancy photoshoot! He thanks her for this baby in his post. ‘Blessed to have you and start all over again...Thank you for this baby.’   View this post on Instagram   Blessed to have you and start all over again....thank you baby for this baby ???????? A post shared by Arjun (@rampal72) on Apr 23, 2019 at 9:38am PDT Arjun has two daughters, Myra and Mahikaa, with his ex-wife Mehr. We wish him heartiest congratulations as he is set to embrace fatherhood yet again. Also Read: EXCLUSIVE: Arjun Rampal to produce and act in a thriller by Abbas-Mustan (Details inside)