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SHOCKING! Arjun Rampal and Mehr Jesia END their marriage, issue a joint statement
Bollywood is an uncertain place for relationships to thrive and this has been proven time and again. Arjun Rampal and Mehr Jesia were a rock-solid couple who gave us relationship goals for over 20 years therefore the news of their separation has come as a shock for their fans. The couple made a joint statement to announce their separation and mentioned that the decision has not been easy for them. Relationship ends but love for family is forever, they said. Arjun-Mehr said that they would always be there as parents for their daughters and wont shy away from any responsibility with regard to that. Here is their joint statement: After a 20-year-long beautiful journey filled with love and beautiful memories, we would like to share, that all journeys have different paths. We feel that it is time for us to move on to different destinations henceforth. We have always been solid when it has come to us, we will continue to be solid for each other and our loved ones, as we embark upon a new journey. Both of us being extremely private people feel strange to be making this statement, but such are the circumstances of our lives. Where the truth can get distorted and lost. We are a family, our love for each other is forever intact and we shall always be there for one another and most importantly, for our children Mahikaa and Myra. We would therefore appreciate our privacy through this time. Thank all for their support. Relationships can end, but love lives on. We wont be commenting on this any further. Last couple of years saw a lot of Bollywood couples breaking up including Arbaaz Khan Malaika Arora Khan and Farhan-Adhuna Akhtar. But it is heartening to know that despite separation all these ex couples like Hrithik Roshan Sussanne Khan continue to support each other and the kids and giving us inspiration. Arjun and Mehr too assure to do the same.
This is what Salman Khan is planning for Tubelight.
Come this Eid and we will finally see the release of the Salman Khan starrer Tubelight that has been directed by Kabir Khan.While fans everywhere are waiting for the film with bated breath, we hear that the makers of the film recently held a meeting to ensure maximum success for the film at the box office. However, what was interesting about the said meeting was the fact that the makers of Tubelight have decided to follow the steps that Aamir Khan took for Dangal.In fact, we hear that the makers of Tubelight held a meeting with the distributors of the film to understand the best way to maximise box office profits for the film. Given this the example of Dangal was sighted where in the ticket prices of the film were kept at a constant right through the first week of release. Interestingly, though Aamir Khan decided to go against conventional pricing patterns wherein the ticket price during the week is considerably lower than what it was on the opening three days of the film. Due to this decision of Aamir, the fixed ticket prices right through the opening week afforded the film a gross profit of approximately crores running into double digits. Now keeping this in mind, the producers of Tubelight too have decided to follow Aamir Khans footsteps and have unanimously agreed to maintain a constant ticket price right through the opening weekend and first week of the films release. As for the film, Tubelight that also stars Sohail Khan and the famous Chinese actress Zhu Zhu and is directed by Kabir Khan is slated to release on June 23 this year.
Release of Saif Ali Khans Chef remake to be rescheduled
Over the past few months there have been many reports on Saif Ali Khan and his next venture Chef which is a remake of the Jon Favreau film by the same name. Speaking about the release of the film, we hear that the makers of Chef are considering rescheduling the release date. Apparently, the film which was scheduled to hit screens on July 14 this year might see a change in its release schedule. Confirming the same, a source close to the film says, The release of the film will, in all likelihood be changed, since the corridor of July 14 has become too cluttered. So yes, they might either postpone the release or prepone the release of the film depending on the releases that are there around that particular day. When prodded further about why this change now, the source adds, See Chef was one of those films whose release date was announce much in advance. In fact, they announced the release date almost six months ago, since everything was ready and slotted and on schedule. Now the film is ready and we are pretty happy with the final product and are still finalizing on the optimum release date for the film. While as of now the release of Chef still stands as July 14, the date which is subject to change will be revealed soon. We are finalizing the release date currently and should arrive at a final decision by Tuesday, concludes the source. As for the film, Chef is directed by Raja Krishna Menon and is produced by Vikram Malhotras Abundantia Entertainment and Bhushan Kumars T-Series.
Rajkummar Rao to replace Shahid Kapoor in Imtiaz Alis next?
Two months back we had reported that the much awaited Jab We Met reunion may not be happening. Shahid Kapoor and Imtiaz Ali , who were keen on collaborating, will not be working together anytime soon. While the fans of the duo are disappointed, let us tell you that Imtiaz Ali is looking forward to take the film ahead. However, the leading man would be someone else. If recent reports are to be believed, it is none other than Rajkummar Rao. Earlier we had mentioned that both Imtiaz Ali and Shahid Kapoor had decided to put the film on the back burner. Despite the fact that they were looking forward to work with each other after almost a decade, plans of the film going on floor never materialized. Further, it was being said that the duo decided to put the film on hold. But now, according to speculative reports, Shahid Kapoor has decided to completely pull out of the film as he is not interested in going ahead with it. However, it has been asserted that the relation between the actor and the director remains unaffected, despite Shahids decision. On the other hand, Rajkummar Rao has stepped in for Shahids role. There are some reports suggesting that this Imtiaz Ali film was ideally a two-hero project which already featured Rajkummar as the parallel lead. These reports claim that Rajkummar decided to fill in the shoes of Shahid Kapoor after the latter decided to quit the project. And, now the makers are currently on a hunt to find yet another actor to essay Raos original role. It is also being said that the scripting may require changes to suit Rajkummars personality. Speaking on Rao, his forthcoming films include Mental Hai Kya with Kangana Ranaut Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga with Sonam Kapoor and Fanne Khan with Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Anil Kapoor.As for Shahid Kapoor, his next includes Batti Gul Meter Chalu with Shraddha Kapoor and Yami Gautam.He is also said to have signed the remake of the Telugu blockbuster Arjun Reddy.Also Read: REVEALED: Amyra Dastur plays the love interest of Rajkummar Rao in the Kangana Ranaut starrer Mental Hai Kya
Sonakshi Sinha roped in to feature in Hindi remake of Aapla Manus
Earlier this year, we saw the release of the Marathi film Aapla Manus that marked actor-producer Ajay Devgn s foray into regional cinema. A little later it was reported that Ashutosh Gowariker had acquired the Hindi remake rights of the film and would be producing the film under his banner and that it would be once again directed by Satish Rajwade. Now we hear that Gowariker has roped in none other than Sonakshi Sinha to essay a role in the film. Commenting on the same, a source close to the project says, Yes Ashutosh Gowariker will be producing a Hindi remake of Aapla Manus and Sonakshi Sinha has been approached for the same. In fact just last week Gowariker held a special screening of the film for Sonakshi after the actress heard the script and approved the same as well. As for the film itself , Aapla Manus which was based on popular play called Katkon Trikon released in February this year and was a major hit with the critics and at the box-office as well. Also Read: WHOA! Sonakshi Sinhas well-toned abs will give you some serious fitness goals [See pic]
Leaner physique, buzz cut! Harshvardhan Kapoor will have to do a lot of prep for the Abhinav Bindra biopic and here are the deets!
Harshvardhan Kapoor is currently busy with the promotions of Bhavesh Joshi Superhero , with the film only a week away from its release. And the actor has already started thinking about his next, the biopic on Abhinav Bindra. The makers, who were busy scripting the film until now, are now on the verge of locking it, according to recent reports. And Harshvardhan is equally excited about kick starting the venture. After all it is also his first film with papa Anil Kapoor ! For those who came in late, let us tell you that Anil Kapoor is collaborating with two of his kids on screen. He will be seen alongside daughter Sonam Kapoor in Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga.And with his son Harshvardhan, he will share screen space in Abhinav Bindra biopic wherein he will essay the role of his onscreen father. While it was earlier being said that the father-son Kapoor duo were taking off to Punjab for prep, it is now that Harshvardhan Kapoor has spoken about the said prep in an elaborate manner in media reports. The Mirzya actor revealed that he needs to ace the perfection game when it comes to shooting to understand Bindra. He spoke about the fervor of a sportsman by stating that it is not just about 10s but about acing it to the extent of 10.9s. He described it as digging into the mind of an obsessive athlete. The Kapoor lad also maintained that such people cant have a life or relationships. They are generally isolated because they generally dont let other people enter their space or zone. He also explained the crucial role of his father Anil Kapoor on screen since the film traces the equation of the older and younger Bindra and how their relation too goes through different phases. On the other hand, Harshvardhan Kapoor also asserted that he needs to undergo some extensive physical change. From shedding 10 kgs to portray the role of the younger version of Abhinav Bindra to sporting buzz cut, the actor will be seen in a transformed avatar for the film. Not just that! Yet another missing element from his current off screen look will be his beard. Harsh will have to do away with his beard for his role as Abhinav. Directed by Kannan Iyer, the Abhinav Bindra biopic [which is yet to be titled], will revolve around the life of the Olympic champion shooter. The release date of the film is yet to be announced. Also Read: Bhavesh Joshi vs. Veere Di Wedding: Anil Kapoor is very anxious about the clash between Harshvardhan Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor
Alia Bhatts sister Shaheen Bhatt to write a book on depression
Many actors have decided to come out to share the varied life experiences, whether it is good or bad, to their fans. While Deepika Padukone has spoken about his tryst with depression, Kalki Koechlin has spoken about sexual abuse. Many of the celebrities have bravely confronted the many struggles of their life and are now also uninhibited to share about it. One amongst them is also Shaheen Bhatt.Hailing from the Bollywood Bhatt family and superstar Alia Bhatt as her sister, Shaheen Bhatt too has been in the limelight for long. She prefers to stay behind the camera and has a passion towards writing. This celebrity too, like many of her contemporaries, decided to talk about depression on social media. And now using the same experience, Mahesh Bhatt and Soni Razdans elder daughter is contemplating on penning it down into a book. Depression has become a major concern amidst todays generation and many celebrities have been extending their support to this cause. While Deepika started her own foundation that helps depression patients, Live, Love, Laugh, now Shaheen Bhatt wants to contribute to the cause by writing a book. Shaheen Bhatt, in a post that was shared almost two years, had confessed that she has been living in and out of depression for over a decade. The star kid not only owned up to her flaws but was also said, I say I live with depression rather than I struggle with it because for me (and I speak only for myself here) I dont see why it has to be a struggle. And now she has decided to help others to deal with depression. Proud of it, her mother and actress Soni Razdan has stated that not only is her entire family including her husband and her younger daughter Alia Bhatt are supporting Shaheen in this decision but they are also very happy about it. Soni Razdan was all praises for her daughters courage in media reports and also added that she is a great writer. https://www.instagram.com/p/BNJUuG8AXh-/ Ive lived with depression on and off since I was about 13 years old. This is not a revelation or a confession. Those who know me know this about me. Its not something I take any pains to hide, Im not ashamed of it or particularly troubled by it. Its just a part of who I am. I have days where I feel good and then I have days where I dont. One minute everythings fine and the next its like someone turned the light off inside my head. I go quiet and its difficult to get out of bed. Like it always does the world around me loses focus and I struggle to make sense of it. Sometimes these bouts last an hour sometimes they last days. Today, Im on day 4. I say I live with depression rather than I struggle with it because for me (and I speak only for myself here) I dont see why it has to be a struggle. I once read an idea by an American essayist called Richard Mitchell which stayed with me; its now become how I try to approach the dips in my week or month. The idea is this: To be sick, or to suffer, is inevitable. But to become bitter and vindictive in sickness and suffering and to surrender to irrationality, supposing yourself the innocent and virtuous victim of the evils intentions of the world, is not inevitable. The appropriate answer to the question Why me? is the other question Why not me? *** Why am I writing about this? Well, I spend a fair amount of time on social media during the course of my day and today I found myself looking for something to post because its been a few days since Ive posted anything. I couldnt find anything so I figured Id just talk about this how Im doing, instead of what Im doing. Its as simple as that, and we could all stand to do a little more of it. P.S. That picture just seemed to work in this context. A post shared by https://www.instagram.com/shaheenb/ Shaheen Bhatt (@shaheenb) on Nov 23, 2016 at 12:18am PST Also Read: Alia Bhatt and Mahesh Bhatt come TOGETHER not for a film but for Star Plus!
Makers of Shotgun Shaadi approach Dangal girl Fatima Sana Shaikh
Earlier this month we had reported that Parineeti Chopra had been roped in to feature alongside Sidharth Malhotra in the film Shotgun Shaadi.However, now we hear that Parineeti might just be replaced by the Dangal girl Fatima Sana Shaikh in the film. If what we hear is true then apparently the reason for this change in casting is because Parineeti Chopra has been facing issues with allocating dates to shoot the project. Commenting on the same, a source close to the development says, While it would be great to see Parineeti Chopra and Sidharth Malhotra back on screen together after Hasee Toh Phasee, it now seems unlikely given the fact that Parineeti is pretty busy. Due to Pari s issues with allocating dates for the film, the makers have now roped in Fatima Sana Shaikh for the role. Interestingly, prior to Parineeti coming on board for Shotgun Shaadi rumours were rife that the Ekta Kapoor production wanted to sign Shraddha Kapoor , hence bringing together the Ek Villain team. But now with Fatima stepping into Paris shoes, we guess we will have to wait a bit longer for this reunion. As for the film, though Fatima Sana Shaikh is yet to sign the dotted line, Sidharth Malhotra has already begun prep work for the film by hiring a dialect coach to learn Bihari properly. As for their roles in Shotgun Shaadi , though Fatimas role is still under wraps, we hear that Sidharth will be seen bulking up as he plays a a thug who abducts men and forcefully gets them married. Also Read: Dangal girls Fatima Sana Shaikh and Sanya Malhotra have a girls night
Shraddha Kapoor signed opposite Sushant Singh Rajput in Nitesh Tiwaris next?
Earlier this year, we had reported that Sushant Singh Rajput will be cast in the next directorial of Dangal director Nitesh Tiwari.And now, the next update on that front is that Shraddha Kapoor has been signed for the film. A few media reports have asserted that the actress is keen on doing this venture. Just a couple of days ago, Nitesh Tiwari took to social media to make an announcement about a film. The said venture was to be produced by Sajid Nadiadwala in association with Fox Star Studios. Although further details were maintained under wraps, the post stated that the cast announcements will be made soon. On the other hand, speculative reports have been stating that the cast has been locked for the said venture. In our earlier report it was also mentioned, that the film is set against the backdrop of college and focuses on student drama. To be more specific, it revolves around the life of engineering college students and how to embrace the success-failure of lives. Incidentally, Sushant Singh Rajput has been an engineering student in the past but dropped out of the profession to pursue his dream of acting. As for Shraddha Kapoor, the makers are yet to make the announcement since the actress is yet to sign on the dotted line. She also has a few projects that are currently in the pipeline. While she has almost wrapped up the multi-lingual, Prabhas starrer Saaho , her next would be the Saina Nehwal biopic. Sushant Singh Rajput, as of now, has finished Abhishek Chaubeys Son Chiriya.He has now shifted focus to the much delayed Kedarnath which is supposed to mark the debut of Sara Ali Khan. Hence, considering the hectic schedule of the duo, it is being said that this Nitesh Tiwari directorial may only go on floor in November. The two of them are expected to allot dates in bulk since the makers are keen on having a start-to-end shoot schedule. Also Read: Shraddha Kapoor kicks off second round of training for Saina Nehwal biopic
Box Office
Film NameNet GrossVerdict
Raazi98.08 CrSuper-Hit
102 Not Out48.42 CrAbove Average
Omerta3.00 CrFlop
October45.36 CrAverage
Blackmail19.11 CrFlop
Baaghi 2165.00 CrSuper-Hit
Hichki46.17 CrHit
Raid101.54 CrHit
3 Storeys2.25 CrFlop
Pari24.65 CrAverage
Film NameReviewer NameRating
BioscopewalaPrasanna D Zore3.00
RaaziSukanya Verma4.00
RaaziRajeev Masand3.50
102 Not OutRajeev Masand3.00
Nanu Ki JaanuSameeksha1.50
OctoberMadhureeta Mukherjee4.00
OctoberSukanya Verma4.00
OctoberRajeev Masand3.50
BlackmailRummana Ahmed2.00