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  • Kareena Kapoor Khan to PERFORM at a beauty pageant; takes a break from her family vacation
    Mon, 18 Jun 18, 07:23:42

    Kareena Kapoor Khan to PERFORM at a beauty pageant; takes a break from her family vacation Just a few days ago, pictures of Kareena Kapoor Khan along with Saif Ali Khan and their son Taimur went viral. The trio has taken off for a trip to Europe, with a long stop-over at their favourite destination in London. Now reports have it that the actress will be returning to Mumbai alone, albeit for a small work commitment. While her recent trip too comprised of partial work commitments, this time around the actress is returning to perform on stage for Miss India. If recent reports are to be believed, Kareena Kapoor Khan is all set to put up a glamorous act on her chartbusters at the forthcoming beauty pageant show, Miss India. The event is expected to be held tomorrow and the actress has returned to the city today, on June 18. The actress has, reportedly, allotted only two days of rehearsals and she will be practicing for the performance with the in house choreographer. Keeping the time constraint in mind, Kareena has very little time in hand. Yet the actress has allotted 12 hours continuously for practice and will be rehearsing for the six hours tomorrow too before the act. These reports also suggest that she will be performing on some of her popular chartbusters like ‘Mera Naam Mary Hai’ [Brothers], ‘Bhaage Re Mann’ [Chameli], ‘Mauja Hi Mauja’ [Jab We Met] among others. Her gig will also include the latest hit ‘Tareefan’ from Veere Di Wedding. Interestingly, this will be Kareena Kapoor’s performance on stage after two years. As for her trip, Kareena is expected to return to London on Wednesday. Until then, it is being said that her doting actor-hubby Saif Ali Khan is in charge of taking care of their tot Taimur Ali Khan. On the work front, whilst there are many speculations about the next Bollywood film Kareena Kapoor Khan will be doing, the actress is yet to speak about it. Whereas, Saif Ali Khan will make his digital debut with the Netflix show Sacred Games. He will also be seen in films like Baazaar and the Navdeep Singh directed period drama. Also Read: WOAH! Kareena Kapoor Khan caught CHEATING on her diet, gorges on pizza and terms it as a salad

  • Sanskari no more: CBFC gives all-clear to Race 3, Britain censor snips
    Mon, 18 Jun 18, 06:24:15

    Sanskari no more: CBFC gives all-clear to Race 3, Britain censor snips While the Salman starrer Race 3 has been cleared with no cuts by the Indian censor board the British censor board has not only granted the film a ‘12A’ certification (meaning children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult) it has also asked 1 minute and 20 seconds of the 2 hours 29 minute film to be edited out for its strong violence. A source from the Indian censor board finds the discrepancy between the Indian and British censor’s perception to be disconcerting. “Are we to presume that the Indian censor board is more liberal than its British counterpart? To be honest we did have reservations about certain shots being suitable for a ‘UA’ certification. But there is a standing instruction from above (meaning the I &B ministry) that nothing should be cut from any film unless absolutely necessary. We are looking at an era of unstoppable liberalism in the censor board. This is to countermand the sanskari era of Pahlaj Nihalani.” While current chairperson of the CBFC Prasoon Joshi refrained from comment, former censor chief Pahlaj Nihalani did comment, “If you are a filmmaker with strong sexual or violent content now is the time to quickly go to the censor board. I hear nothing gets stopped. Sanskari censorship replaced by sab-chalta-hai censorship. Welcome to the new liberal world.” Also Read: Whoa! Aamir Khan’s prediction for Race 3 box office success comes true for Salman Khan

  • Kartik Aaryan drops out of IIFA performance owing to injury
    Mon, 18 Jun 18, 05:43:36

    Kartik Aaryan drops out of IIFA performance owing to injury After the stupendous success of Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety, Kartik Aaryan seems to be making news all over. The actor, who was set to put on a grand act on stage, has bowed out of his performance at IIFA 2018. It is due to his ligament injury that he suffered three months ago has resurfaced. It has been reported that the doctors have advised to stay away from strenuous activities. If recent reports are to be believed, the ligament injury that Kartik Aaryan suffered in April has resurfaced. These reports have it that the pain resurfaced almost two weeks ago because of which he has been advised to cool it down when it comes to activities like dancing. Sources have been quoted in reports claiming that the reason behind this old injury causing trouble is exertion. It is being said that soon after the injury; Kartik Aaryan had resumed his football practices. This further intensified the situation. Owing to the same, doctors have reportedly advised the actor to take it slow and to refrain from any such strenuous physical activity. However, these reports have also asserted that Kartik Aaryan will indeed be a part of IIFA 2018. The actor was supposed to dance and also host a segment during the award ceremony. So it seems that even though he wouldn’t be able to dance, he will be indeed hosting a part of the event along with VJ turned actor Ayushmann Khurrana. As for the injury, it has been learnt that Kartik Aaryan will consult a few orthopedists once he returns from Bangkok. The actor is expected to fly to the city on June 20 for the function. Readers may be aware that the IIFA ceremony this year will be held in the Thailand capital and many actors are currently in the midst of prepping for the same. While certain actors from the film fraternity will be missing out on the event due to work commitments, other actors like Varun Dhawan, Arjun Kapoor, Kriti Sanon are expected to set the stage on fire. Also Read: WATCH: Kartik Aaryan burns the dance floor at the IPL 2018 closing ceremony!

  • Mahesh Babu’s wife Namrata shoots down reports of the superstar’s Bollywood debut
    Mon, 18 Jun 18, 05:39:45

    Mahesh Babu’s wife Namrata shoots down reports of the superstar’s Bollywood debut Reports that Telugu superstar Mahesh Babu will be making his Bollywood debut soon have been completely shot down by the actor’s wife Namrata. Says Namrata, “These reports are completely false. Mahesh Babu is not looking at a Bollywood break. While returning from his two-month vacation from Europe, Mahesh did stop by in Mumbai while the rest of the family proceeded to Hyderabad. But Mahesh Babu was not in Mumbai to meet any Bollywood producer. He was there for a looks test with hairstylist Hakim Aalim for his next Telugu film to be directed by Vamshi Paidipally.” As far as doing a Hindi film is concerned Mahesh Babu is open to the idea. But there is no burning ambition to make that move. Also Read: Namrata Shirodkar speaks on being the power behind Mahesh Babu’s throne

  • Sujoy Ghosh REVEALS how he brought together a team of Shah Rukh Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Taapsee Pannu for his next
    Mon, 18 Jun 18, 05:22:42

    Sujoy Ghosh REVEALS how he brought together a team of Shah Rukh Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Taapsee Pannu for his next Seems like Red Chillies Entertainment is intrigued by thrillers. Just a couple of days ago we reported that after Ittefaq, Shah Rukh Khan is keen on producing another suspense thriller starring Amitabh Bachchan. We are talking about the next Sujoy Ghosh directorial which is a remake of the Spanish thriller The Invisible Guest and also stars Taapsee Pannu. The film has been tentatively titled Badla. Confirming the same, Sujoy Ghosh has expressed his excitement on the recent developments in media reports. Sujoy has reportedly revealed that he has been keen on working with Taapsee Pannu for a while and this according to him was a perfect project. On the other hand, he described working with Amitabh Bachchan as a director's delight in these reports. Readers may be aware that Sujoy and Amitabh have collaborated in the past for a few films including Aladin and Te3n (Sujoy was the producer). Elaborating on the collaboration, Sujoy believes that the same happened quite effortlessly. While Amitabh immediately came on board after the filmmaker pitched the film, it was no different for Taapsee Pannu either.  Shah Rukh Khan too, according to these reports, loved the material presented to him. Interestingly, this will be the first time Shah Rukh Khan is producing a Sujoy Ghosh film. The Spanish film The Invisible Guest is also being remade in Korean and Italian languages. The film has already gone on floor in Glasgow last week and will be extensively shot against the backdrop of the Scottish landscape. The film will feature Taapsee Pannu in the role of a businesswoman. At the same time, her character will have an element of mystery to her. On the other hand, Amitabh Bachchan is apparently essaying the role of an investigative officer. Also Read: Sujoy Ghosh’s Badla to bring together Amitabh Bachchan & Taapsee Pannu? Mr Bachchan & producer confirm

  • Revealed: Sanjay Dutt kicks off SHOOT for Kalank with Sonakshi Sinha and Aditya Roy Kapur
    Mon, 18 Jun 18, 05:21:28

    Revealed: Sanjay Dutt kicks off SHOOT for Kalank with Sonakshi Sinha and Aditya Roy Kapur Kalank has become one of the most talked about films, courtesy it's ensemble cast. After the film went on floor with Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt, other stars like Madhuri Dixit soon joined the schedule. Now the last one to join the said schedule of the period drama is Sanjay Dutt. If media reports are to be believed, Sanjay Dutt will be shooting with Sonakshi Sinha and Aditya Roy Kapur. It seems that whilst Sanjay Dutt is completing the schedule with them, Madhuri Dixit had earlier completed a schedule with the other couple in the film, Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt. However, it is yet to be seen as to when will the Khalnayak couple Sanjay and Madhuri will share screen space. It is one of the most awaited moments since the two are sharing screen space after 25 years. On the other hand, it seems that the rest of the cast of Kalank is busy with other commitments. Varun Dhawan, who recently shot with Aditya Roy Kapur and Kriti Sanon for a song in Kalank, is busy completing his other film with Anushka Sharma. We are talking about Sui Dhaaga which is slated for release this year. As for Alia Bhatt, she too is busy with the shoot of her much talked about superhero film Brahmastra. She was recently spotted on the sets of the film with co-stars Ranbir Kapoor and Amitabh Bachchan. Considering the hectic schedule of all the cast members, sources have been stated in reports that the makers are keen on wrapping up the schedule as soon as possible. Also, Sonakshi Sinha too will be jetting off for her Dabangg Tour soon. It seems that the actress will soon wrap up Kalank schedule for the tour as she will be performing across US and Canada. Accompanying her would also be her Dabangg co-star Salman Khan and other actresses. On the other hand, Sanjay Dutt too is juggling between schedules. Readers may be aware that the actor has kicked off another film, with popular co-actor Manisha Koirala, Ali Fazal and Amyra Dastur. Titled Prasthaanam, the film is a remake of the Telugu blockbuster by the same name. Speaking about Kalank, it is a period drama directed by Abhishek Varman. Also Read: Sonakshi Sinha to start shooting for Kalank tomorrow