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Head of Reliance content studio Ajit Thakur resigns following sexual harassment allegations
Ajit Thakur, the head of Reliance Industries in house studio, has resigned from his position after he was accused of sexual harassment. As per the reports, Ajit Thakur has stepped down to pursue legal remedies against his accuser. Ajit Thakur was accused by Supriya Prasad, a TV Fiction Writing alumni of FTII. In a letter sent to the Screenwriters Association (SWA), that was later circulated on social media, Surpriya Prasad alleged that she met Ajit Thakur for a job after discussing it on LinkedIn. She alleged that Ajit made inappropriate remarks and made unwelcoming advances towards her. She was called for a meeting at another executives place at 8pm where they were joined by a producer and an actress. Then, she was asked about her sex life by Ajit Thakur and coerced into consuming alcohol even after her saying no. He touched her inappropriately during the meeting. They were also consuming cocaine according to the complaint filed to SWA. She had left that midnight. In her letter, Prasad also mentioned that a few days later she was contacted for the job. She confronted Thakur about his behaviour and how she was uncomfortable. She turned down the offer. Also Read: Mumbai Police files FIR against Nana Patekar, Ganesh Acharya, Rakesh Sarang, Samee Siddiqui over Tanushree Dutta sexual harassment case
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Karan Johars heroine Tara Sutaria bags film with Sidharth Malhotra and Riteish Deshmukh (details inside)
Tara Sutari, who is set to make a smashing debut with Karan Johar s Student Of The Year 2 with Tiger Shroff and Ananya Panday, was also locked in for Shahid Kapoor s Arjun Reddy remake but could not go ahead with the project because she had date problem, owing to the fact SOTY 2 was pushed ahead. But the talented performer has already bagged her next with Sidharth Malhotra and Riteish Deshmukh.The film will be helmed by Milap Zaveri and our inside sources have informed us that Tara has been finalised for the part. Now not much is revealed about the said project but Sid and Riteish are a winning Jodi. They impressed masses with their last outing, Ek Villain , and it would be amazing to see them share screen space together, after so many years! Taras addition to this film is like a cherry on the top. Box office wise too, this seems like a winning combination. There is another interesting thing about this project. Tara, who is a lead of SOTY 2 will be seen with Sid who was the lead of SOTY! Now, lets see if these two Dharma protgs can make magic on screen. But all said and done, we are pretty excited for the film. Come back for more updates on Bollywood Hungama. Tara made her last public appearance this week at the Dharma Productions grand event celebrating 20 years to Kuch Kuch Hota Hain.She looked SMASHING in a gown with a dramatic trail at the event. Tara is a trained singer and dancer. She has also been a Disney VJ. Also Read: Koffee With Karan 6: Deepika Padukone had kept Karan Johars twins news a secret for months
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Vikas Bahl LASHES out at Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane after victim REFUSES to litigate against him
Vikas Bahl filed a defamation case against Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane for publicly causing harm to his reputation by calling him out for sexually molesting a staff member of now dissolved production house Phantom Productions. It was brought to light that Vikas is a regular sex offender and a staff member first reported about his misconduct in 2015 when Phantom team was in Goa for promoting Bombay Velvet.Hearing of the case took place recently and the victim was not present. Her counsel made it very clear that she does NOT want to withdraw her charges against Bahl but she does not want to litigate against him too. She has maintained her identity for so long and therefore wants her physical presence to be exempted from court. Vikas counsel upon hearing this lashed out at Anurag and Vikramaditya for using the victim to take out their grouse against Bahl. Hitesh Jain, Bahls lawyer, told media after hearing, The matter has been adjourned to October 23. The victim has made a statement that she is not going to file any complaint against Vikas. So you can deduce from that as to what the whole battle was about. It was about fighting for the pride and truth of Vikas. He added, Once the victim says that she does not want to file the complaint the automatic impression is that someone was trying to fire from her shoulder. That is the reason we have filed the complaint against those people who were trying to use the victim and fire from her shoulder. What was a sexual exploitation matter has now shifted to a defamation case against Kashyap and Motwane. Also Read: Vikas Bahl files a Rs. 10 CRORE LAWSUIT against Phantom partners Vikramaditya Motwane and Anurag Kashyap
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Hrithik Roshan SIGNS Sajid Nadiadwalas next, Rohit Dhawan to direct
Hrithik Roshan is all set to appear in Sajid Nadiadwala s next which will be directed by Rohit Dhawan. We told you FIRST that Sajid and Hrithik were in talks since a long time and he was almost finalised for the film. A person close to the project also said that Hrithik needed a breather and wanted to work on something light and entertaining after doing intense roles in recent past. Looks like Rohit and Hrithik will come up with something very massy, masala and commercial this time around. His last release was Kaabil.Hrithik Roshan will be seen in Super 30 next which has courted a lot of controversies recently. Vikas Bahl who was associated with the movie was accused as a sex offender and that led to Hrithik calling him out in public. He said, It is impossible for me to work with any person if he/she is guilty of such grave misconduct. I am away and have access to only sporadic information. I have requested the producers of Super 30 to take stock of the apparent facts and take a harsh stand if need be. This is not to be hushed or brushed under the carpet. All proven offenders must be punished and all exploited people must be empowered and given strength to speak up. Hrithiks next is Yash Raj Films dance action film which is yet untitled. He will be seen with his muse Tiger Shroff and Yash Raj talent Vaani Kapoor in the movie. It is a well mounted movie, again an out and out commercial action drama. Also Read: Some married men keep young girls as their mistresses like Hrithik, Kangana Ranaut reinitiates ATTACK on Hrithik Roshan
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Bigg Boss 12: Saurabh Patel to be ELIMINATED from Salman Khans show?
Salman Khan s Bigg Boss 12 has come in its element with a lot of surprises and twists comimg up in the show, much to the chagrin of inmates. While the Weekend Ka Vaar is nearing, we are getting excited about who will be eliminated from the house this week. Early speculations suggest that this time the axe will be on none other than Sourabh Patel! Yes, dont get so surprised because as compared with other contestants, he was giving less content to masses and was not very great on entertainment value too. He was not seen on camera much and apart from helping out Dipika Kakar in the kitchen, his contribution in the house was not much. He had a scuffle or two with Surbhi Rana recently, but then she is infamous for picking fights with everyone. It was clear from Nehha Pendses elimination last week that audience wants masala and content and people who shy away from doing so will get ousted. Sourabhs elimination will prove it. Currently in the house, Shivashish has won the captaincy this week and Dipika Kakar, Sreesanth and Surbhi Rana are under fire because their behaviour was NOT appreciated by the housemates. Another thing to look forward to this weekend is celebrity guests coming up! Yes! Sreesanths wife, Srishty and Dipika Kakars partners will grace the show and interact with housemates. Dipika was under a lot of scrutiny recently so it would be interesting to see how he reacts with inmates criticising his new wife. Sreesanth has expressed time and again how he misses his family to meeting wife will be a great surprise for him. Srishty Rode too is one of the controversial candidates on the show. Log on to Bollywood Hungama to get inside gossip from the glass walled house! Also Read: Bigg Boss 12: Anup Jalota reveals Jasleen Matharus dark secret about her affair with Sukhwinder Singh
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Shahid Kapoor to kick off Arjun Reddy on October 21
Since the time it has been announced, the Hindi remake of the Telugu blockbuster, Arjun Reddy , has been a major point of discussion. The edgy love story first made waves when the director of the original, Sandeep Vanga, was taken on board by producer Bhushan Kumars T-Series with Krishan Kumar and Cine1 Studios Murad Khetani and Ashwin Varde to helm the Hindi version as well. Shahid Kapoor was roped in as the lead of the film while the hunt of leading lady was on as Tara Sutaria had to back out of the project. Bollywood Hungama was first to report that Lust Stories actress Kiara Advani had bagged the leading ladys role. Now, it seems like the film is finally going on floors. The film shooting will begin on October 21, Sunday, with Shahid Kapoor and his group of friends. The makers will begin shooting the second half of the film with Shahid biking around in the city with his group of friends. The other portion with him will be filmed in another part of the city as Shahid will be training in football for some of the important sequences. As far as the movie is concerned, Shahid has been growing his beard for the first schedule and will reportedly sport four different looks throughout the film. Kiara Advani, who will be Shahids love interest Preeti in the film, will be joining the team in November only. The Mumbai schedule will be wrapped by December end and then move to Delhi for the next one in January. Kiara Advani and Shahid Kapoor recently starred in a music video which was a remake of Urvashi Urvashi song. Coming back to the film, directed by Sandeep Vanga, the original Arjun Reddy starred Vijay Devarakonda and Shalini Pandey in lead roles. Also Read: SIZZLING CHEMISTRY: Heres the first look of Arjun Reddy remake actors Kiara Advani and Shahid Kapoor from the single Urvashi
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Kangana Ranauts Manikarnika to have an impactful PATRIOTIC song
Kangana Ranaut is all set to bring the story of Rani Lakshmibai to the big screen with her upcoming historical drama Manikarnika The Queen of Jhansi. While the expectations are quite high, the first teaser was pretty impactful. The cast and crew recently wrapped up the film after a couple of sequences and reshoots. With that being said, a source has revealed that Manikarnika The Queen Of Jhansi will have a big patriotic song. The makers hope that the song will be very impactful and will grab audiences attention. Besides the intense fighting sequences, this song will also be one of things that will be most talked about. It is also being said that the makers believe that the song will be as big as JP Duttas Border song Sandese Aate Hai which is one of the iconic patriotic songs of all time. Besides this, Kangana Ranaut has already filmed a couple of songs for the film. One of them has been shot on huge scale with Ankita Lokhande. Another song is a romance ballad which has been choreographed by Saroj Khan. Manikarnika The Queen Of Jhansi has been in quite a few controversies lately. The films director Krrish could not give new dates for the reshoots so Kangana has taken the charge to complete the patch work. Besides, actor Sonu Sood walked out of the project that resulted in a war of words between him and Kangana. Mounted on a large-scale, Manikarnika- The Queen Of Jhansi is a story of courage, strength, and determination, that celebrates the extraordinary story of Rani Laxmi Bai, a symbol of heroism in India. Produced by Zee Studios, in association with Kamal Jain, Manikarnika-The Queen of Jhansi is slated to release on January 25, 2019. Also Read: Krish films to clash: NTR Biopic to release a day before his Hindi film Manikarnika The Queen of Jhansi
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Bigg Boss 12: Anup Jalota reveals Jasleen Matharus dark secret about her affair with Sukhwinder Singh
Bigg Boss house is a tricky place because everything just changes here in a flash. Personal equations, relationships or the way you view life in generalonly one thing is constant here: change. It was shocking for viewers how Bigg Boss managed to break up Anup Jalota and Jasleen Matharus three year old relationship within three weeks flat. Then, they sent Anup to secret room only to expose the real face of Jasleen. After he coming back to the house, Bigg Boss broke up all jodis and declared that all contestants will play as singles. All was fine till makers threw in a new twist in the plot. In a captaincy task between Shivashish and Deepak, there were secrets of inmates exposed and both the contenders had to guess the name from the house. One of the riddle was about a contestant who was dating a celeb and her current boyfriend is still unaware of her past relationship. Shivashish took Jasleens name and her ex boyfriend name as guessed by him was, Sukhwinder Singh. Surprisingly, Anup was well aware of this. He said that people knew about this liasion about this not so secret liasion in inner circle. He further mentioned a concert which happened in Hong Kong where the two hit it off. Jasleen ssshed him as she did not want it to come out in open. Only time will come if Anup and Jasleens relationship will survive this cut throat competition as they are now direct competitors. But the two have had enough challenges in a months time to test their relationship. Also Read: Bigg Boss 12: Anup Jalotas INSECURITY towards Jasleen-Sourabhs growing closeness criticised by inmates, Sreesanth tries to escape again
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Vinta Nanda opens up about Alok Naths demand for apology from her after slapping her with legal notice
After having gone public with her horrific account of actor Alok Naths sexual misconduct, the least Vinta Nanda expected was an apology from the offending actor. Instead, she received a legal notice demanding that she apologize to Alok Nath. Vinta Nanda says she is appalled but not surprised. This is what is called patriarchy. You do wrong, put another woman, your wife in this case, in front to shield you and you ask the person you did harm to, for an apology. Moreover, you claim that the complainants life was made by you. Such behaviour is called misogyny and patriarchy. After Vinta spoke out against Alok, other women including Sandhya Mridul also came out with their stories on the disgraced actor. Vinta points out that only she has been targeted by Alok Nath. The defamation case he has filed against only me. The same is true in Priya Ramanis case. She has 12 women by her side condemning MJ Akbars allegedly predatory behaviour but shes been picked on alone. Are we to presume that Alok Nath feels no shame? He is probably feeling shame because he has done wrong and hes been called out. But if he had felt remorse, he would have admitted and apologized. Unfortunately, thats not the case. Wasnt an apology the least Alok Nath could have offered in repentance? Vinta sighs, Im a small person. Who am I to say what is enough and what isnt? I suppose an apology is the least as well as the most to be expected. Also Read: #MeToo: Alok Nath requests CINTAA to NOT expel him after Vinta Nandas allegation of RAPE
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Box Office
Film NameNet GrossVerdict
AndhaDhun21.40 Cr-
LoveYatri8.55 Cr-
Sui Dhaaga Made In Indi...71.70 Cr-
Pataakha7.64 Cr-
Batti Gul Meter Chalu37.26 Cr-
Manto2.75 CrFlop
Mitron2.50 CrFlop
Manmarziyaan26.45 CrFlop
Laila Majnu2.50 CrFlop
Paltan7.00 CrFlop
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Reviews
Film NameReviewer NameRating
Namaste EnglandRachit Gupta2.00
Namaste EnglandRohit Vats0.50
Badhaai HoRachit Gupta4.00
Badhaai HoRummana Ahmed4.00
Badhaai HoRajeev Masand3.50
Helicopter EelaRajeev Masand2.00
Helicopter EelaShrishti Negi2.50
FryDayIndo-Asian News2.50
JalebiRohit Vats1.00
LoveYatriRajeev Masand1.50