Bollywood

  • Is Amy Jackson tying the knot with her multi-millionaire boyfriend?
    Wed, 21 Feb 18, 12:44:00

    Is Amy Jackson tying the knot with her multi-millionaire boyfriend? When Amy Jackson started posting pictures with her boyfriend, she immediately grabbed attention from fans. Well, soon media became abuzz with reports on the actress’ love life. Now we hear that she is planning to tie the knot. Amy kicked off her first innings in Bollywood with Ek Deewana Tha in 2012. After a long gap, she featured in the Akshay Kumar starrer Singh Is Bliing in 2015. Post that, there has been no looking back for the actress. She is currently awaiting the release of her much awaited film 2.0.  It will feature her opposite megastar Rajinikanth. She recently also starred in the popular American series Supergirl. While she is soaring high on the professional front, Amy may bring about a major change in her personal life too. Yes, if recent rumours are to be believed, she is expected to tie the knot this year. Amy will be apparently getting married to her multi-millionaire beau George Panayiotou. He is the son of British property developer Andreas Panayiotou who owns chain of luxury hotels. From what we hear, the actress wanted to maintain her relationship status strictly private. So although she has been dating George for a long time, it was only recently that she posted about it on social media. In fact, it is also being said that initially the wedding was planned for last year. However, it didn’t materialize and the couple is looking for a date this year. After the destination wedding of Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma, there are reports of other Bollywood weddings in the pipeline. Sonam Kapoor – Anand Ahuja, Deepika Padukone – Ranveer Singh too are expected to be tying the knot this year. As for Amy Jackson, she is said to be in the process of finalizing the date and venue. The actress is all set to turn missus this year. Also Read : Sophisticated in the front, Party in the back! This is how Amy Jackson rolled at the BAFTA Awards 2018!

  • CBFC muted 'Hanuman' reference in Marvel's Black Panther
    Wed, 21 Feb 18, 12:07:31

    CBFC muted 'Hanuman' reference in Marvel's Black Panther Marvel's Black Panther starring Chadwick Boseman in the lead is breaking cultural barriers and box office records. The film is not only dominating US box office but is even doing well at India box office. While the film is breaking records, Indian audience had to miss a certain reference in the film due to CBFC. When the Indian audiences went to watch the latest Marvel film Black Panther, a word was muted during the fight sequence between T'Challa (Chadwick Boseman) and M'Baku (Winston Duke). The Indians, who live abroad, noticed that 'Glory to Hanuman' was mentioned and took pride in it. But, Indians were left puzzled as the word was not only muted but also removed from subtitles. The Hanuman reference was muted by Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) out of concern to not hurt any kind of religious sentiments. For the uninitiated, M'Baku and Jabari trip in the comic books worship Hanuman but he is also referred to as Jabari gorilla god. But, as Indians worship Lord Hanuman, CBFC reportedly removed to avoid any problems. Some Indian audience took to Twitter to mention how empowering it was to see the reference. Some were disappointed as the reference wasn't offensive and was culturally empowering. Winston Duke, who essays the role of M'Baku, had spoken to Variety about the film and Jabari tribe and their culture. "They haven't been affected by colonialism and all the narratives that are associated with developing a sense of inferiority and people comparing them to animals," Duke said. "To them, this is just who they pray to, and they find their strength and agency in this religion. So being a bit gorilla-influenced was a sense of pride for them," he added. Black Panther features a star-studded cast led by Chadwick Boseman. The film stars Michael B Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o,  Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, and Andy Serkis. Directed by Ryan Coogler, the film released on February 16 in India. Also Read: Black Panther performs well on Sunday; collects Rs. 19.35 cr on opening weekend

  • Kriti Sanon joins Taapsee Pannu in Anurag Kashyap’s Womaniya?
    Wed, 21 Feb 18, 11:54:47

    Kriti Sanon joins Taapsee Pannu in Anurag Kashyap’s Womaniya? With Taapsee Pannu becoming a popular choice for woman oriented films, the actress’ name is now being associated with yet another venture. The film in question is Womaniya. Yes, the film was to be directed by Anurag Kashyap. While we had earlier reported about the same, now latest reports claim that the second heroine too has been board for the film. Kriti Sanon, is reportedly, playing the leading lady along with Taapsee Pannu. Interestingly, this is the second two-heroine project that Kriti Sanon’s name is being associated with. Prior to this, there was buzz about the actress signing Vishal Bhardwaj’s Churiyan. As for Womaniya, the film is said to trace the journey of two female shooters. It was also further revealed that the two actors will feature 60+ year olds in certain portions of the film. Apparently, Womaniya features the story of these trained shooters in a flashback mode. Hence, in portions where the ladies start on to tell their journey, the film will have them sporting an older-aged look. As for the film itself, we hear that it is inspired by true stories of professional female shooters. Womaniya is said to be produced under the banner Phantom Films. However, the makers along with Kriti Sanon are yet to make an official announcement. If rumours are to be believed, the film is expected to go on floor mid this year. However, it all depends on the two actresses’ work commitments. It is a known fact that Kriti Sanon is currently in Chandigarh shooting for Arjun Patiala with Diljit Dosanjh, On the other hand, Taapsee Pannu too is busy with other films. She too will be co-starring alongside Diljit in Soorma. She will also be seen opposite Vicky Kaushal and Abhishek Bachchan in Manmarziyan. Besides that, the actress has other releases like Dil Juunglee and Mulk. Hence it is yet to be seen about when the film will actually go on floor considering the hectic schedule of the duo. Also Read: REVEALED - Taapsee Pannu turns leading lady for Anurag Kashyap’s Womaniya

  • Preity Zinta molestation case: Chargesheet filed in case against ex-boyfriend Ness Wadia
    Wed, 21 Feb 18, 06:11:37

    Preity Zinta molestation case: Chargesheet filed in case against ex-boyfriend Ness Wadia After almost four years ago, Preity Zinta had filed a police complaint against former boyfriend and businessman Ness Wadia on the charges of molestation and verbal abuse. Now, almost fours on, the Marine Drive police in Mumbai finally filed a charge sheet in the case on February 20. According to the reports, Ness Wadia was present during the submission of the charge sheet in the court of the chief metropolitan magistrate. The businessman was granted bail on the personal bond of Rs 20,000. Ness Wadia and Preity Zinta were in a relationship for over five years. The alleged harassment and verbal abuse happened during Indian Premier League match which apparently continued later as well. According to Preity Zinta’s complaint, the actress has alleged that she was assaulted during a match between Kings XI Punjab and Chennai Super Kings on May 30, 2014, at the Wankhede Stadium. The complaint reveals that Preity was abused by Ness when she was seated at Garware Pavilion over ticket distribution. She, then, changed her seat to avoid Ness but he continued to abuse her in front of the other team members. Preity Zinta further revealed in her complaint that she tried to stay away from Ness Wadia when he grabbed her hand. She has even submitted four photographs of her right arm with bruise marks. Ness Wadia is the co-owner of the Indian Premier League (IPL) team Kings XI Punjab along with Preity Zinta. The businessman has been charged under the Indian Penal Code (IPC) sections 354 (assault or criminal force against woman with intent to outrage her modesty), 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of peace), 506 (criminal intimidation), and 509 (word, gesture, or act intended to insult the modesty of woman). Preity Zinta married Gene Goodenough in 2016. Gene sent his statement to the police via email and has supported the claims of his wife. He said that he had to intervene when Ness Wadia abused Preity. The police have informed that the people mentioned as the witnesses from both the parties have recorded their statements. Now, the chargesheet will help for the trial to begin against Ness Wadia. Also Read: Salman Khan and Bobby Deol crash old pal Preity Zinta’s birthday party

  • Telugu actor & badminton champ Sudheer Babu to play Pullela Gopichand
    Wed, 21 Feb 18, 04:50:35

    Telugu actor & badminton champ Sudheer Babu to play Pullela Gopichand It’s raining bio-pics in the Bollywood backyard. Even as Shraddha Kapoor is to play badminton star Saina Nehwal in a bio-pic directed by Amole Gupte, another badminton biopic of ace badminton player, chief national coach of the Indian badminton team and Padma Shri awardee Pullela Gopichand is on the way.   The film to be produced jointly by Fox-Star Studios and Abundantia Entertainment, a bilingual biopic in Hindi and Telugu, will chronicle the exciting journey of Pullela Gopichand, on and off the court. The scripting of the film is underway and the shoot will commence in mid-2018. But the biggest ace up this bio-pic’s sleeve is the authentic casting. The makers of the Pullela Gopichand bio-pic have decided to cast Telugu actor Sudheer Babu who made his Bollywood debut as the arch-villain in Sabbir Khan’s Baaghi two years ago. Sudheer Babu is not only an actor who is culturally affiliated with Puellela, he is also a badminton champ in his own right. “We were very clear that we wanted an actor who would look unrehearsed while hitting the cork across the net. We didn’t want to fake it at all. When Fox-Star and Neeraj Pandey decided to cast Sushant Singh Rajput as M S Dhoni, the actor didn’t have to prepare from the scratch, as Sushant was already a state-level cricketer. We were very sure we didn’t want an actor to come on board to play Gopichand and then take a two-week crash course in badminton,” says a source close to the development, taking a dig at Shraddha Kapoor’s infamous crash-course in Hyderabad to play Nehwal. Sudheer Babu, we are told, has already begun spending time with Gopichand, trying to assimilate the coach’s gaming tactics into his own method of badminton-playing. Sudheer who made a bludgeoning impact with Baaghi is hoping to move to a more heroic image with this sports film. Commenting on the biopic, Pullela Gopichand, said, “Badminton is at an inflection point in our country and nothing delights me more than to see the rapidly growing interest for the sport, especially with the youth. I would be proud if by sharing my story as a film, we can encourage more and more people to pursue their dreams. I am excited with the developments on the film and look forward to Vikram Malhotra of Abundantia and Fox Star taking this film to the masses.”

  • NEWSBREAK: Patch up on the cards for Kedarnath director and producers
    Wed, 21 Feb 18, 04:38:08

    NEWSBREAK: Patch up on the cards for Kedarnath director and producers The seemingly irreconcilable differences between director Abhishek Kapoor and his producers Prernaa Arora of KriArj Entertainment may not be so irreconcilable after all. If reliable sources are to be believed, the two parties are inching towards a reconciliation, if for no other reason than to avoid their project Kedarnath from crashing down. Says a source informed about the development, “Careers are involved, and we aren’t talking about Abhishek Kapoor’s career. He has pretty much burnt his bridges by now, having battled with his producers on every project that he has taken on so far. There is the debutant Sara Ali Khan’s career to consider. Her parents Saif Ali Khan and Amrita Singh won’t take this setback lying down. There’s also Sushant Singh Rajput who has been a victim of a several delayed, shelved, and aborted projects. He can’t afford another nixed project.” Efforts are on to bring about a patch-up between the producers and the director. Watch this space for more on this. Also Read: KriArj Entertainment moves High Court against Kedarnath director Abhishek Kapoor