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Janhvi Kapoor says that she would have completely broken down after Sridevis death if not for DHADAK
Janhvi Kapoor is all set to make her big screen debut with Dhadak starring Ishaan Khatter. It is a dream debut for any newcomer but it is although more special for Janhvi as it was her mom Sridevi s dream to see her doting daughter excel in her filmy career. Karan, her mentor, did not leave any stone unturned to make sure that her debut is spectacular. This moment therefore is laced with bittersweet emotions from Janhvis side. While talking to India Today magazine she shared this and said that if not for the film, her life would have been purposeless for her after Sridevis sudden death a few months ago. She said, It hasnt been an easy experience. My work and my family have given me the strength to go on. If it wasnt for coming back to the sets of Dhadak or being able to act, I think it would have been much tougher than what it is now. I am very thankful that I had the opportunity to work in the film and act. It saved me in many ways. For those who dont know, Janhvi marched on to the sets of the Shashank Khaitan directorial with utmost professionalism despite her moms sudden demise. She carried herself with a lot of dignity throughout the course of the funeral and had also attended National Awards function in Delhi to collect award on the behalf of her mother. She got a little emotional when she was asked about her mom at the trailer launch of Dhadak but soon regained her composure. She is all set to impress us with her acting chops on July 20 with Ishaan. Also Read: DHADAK Shashank Khaitan REVEALS the three most intriguing elements from the Janhvi Kapoor, Ishaan Khatter film
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Akshay Kumar to essay the role of Prithviraj Chauhan in the YRF film
Remember Shah Rukh Khan essaying the role of Emperor Asoka? While this superstar essayed the role years ago, now another period drama about one of Indias most celebrated warrior-kings is in the making. Now, Akshay Kumar will be essaying the role of Prithviraj Chauhan in his next. This is the same film that the superstar has signed with YRF.For the uninitiated, let us remind you that last week, we had reported that Akshay Kumar has been roped in for a period film that will be produced under the YRF banner. Now we hear that the said film will be set against the backdrop of the 12 th Century. It seems that Aditya Chopra is also keen on creating a grand set for the film. Sources close to the development not only confirmed the news but also asserted that it will be one of the biggest films that will release in the coming year. Chandraprakash Dwivedi, who is known for acting and directing Chanakya TV show, will be directing this project. It is being said that Dwivedi was planning on making this film for over two years now. If recent reports are to be believed, the film will not only trace the journey of the warrior king but also the epic love story of Prithviraj and Sanyukta. On the other hand, the film will take off only next year. Akshay Kumar is currently busy with many projects like Kesari [Dharma Productions], Housefull 4 [ Sajid Nadiadwala ] amongst others and has been shooting to complete the same. It is only after wrapping up these schedules, will Akshay find the time to go ahead with this film on Prithviraj Chauhan. Interestingly, this will mark Akshays collaboration with YRF after 11 years. Also, Yash Raj Films is currently looking at producing two grand period dramas next year. Besides the film on Prithviraj Chauhan, they also producing Shamshera , which stars Ranbir Kapoor Vaani Kapoor and Sanjay Dutt. Shamshera will be directed by Karan Malhotra. Also Read: Akshay Kumars Gold trailer to be attached to Ranbir Kapoors Sanju
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Inspired by Fifty Shades Of Grey, Anubhav Sinha to shoot music videos with Sonal Chauhan and Amyra Dastur
Film director, writer and producer Anubhav Sinha who has two films lined up for release this year, Mulk and Abhi Toh Party Shuru Hui Hai , took a mini work vacation to Bollywoods favourite destination, London last week. Sinha who has shot over 200 music videos till date, will be directing a series of music singles for Anurag Bedi of Zee Music,inspired by American film series Fifty Shades Of Grey.Each video aesthetically shot will touch upon the various shades of love such as yearning, fantasy, desire, infatuation. Bringing to life Sinhas vision in the first two of these videos will be Jannat fame actress Sonal Chauhan who is busy shooting for Mahesh Manjrekars period based drama. New talentwill be contributing to the music of the series which will release towards the latter half the year. The next three videos will feature Amyra Dastur who Sinha is in talks with. Speaking on the same, Anubhav Sinha said, It has been indeed a long time since I have directed a music video and since both my forthcoming films have no quintessential Bollywood song and dance I thought it would be nice to satiate my long pending desire before I start shooting for my next film. I feel love today is a highly misunderstood and underrated concept and while India is known to be home to the Kamasutra, the common man shies away from this beautiful masterpiece as its still considered a taboo topic. I wanted to explore various shades of this wonderful emotion which seems to have acquired new meanings today. Sonal Chauhan was the ideal mix of grace, panache and appeal. Each single will touch upon a topic while the entire series will be called 5 Shades Of Love. Anubhav Sinha has wrapped uptwo of his mainstream projects within a span of six months and who will resume directing his next starting later this year.
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Prernaa Arora of KriArj Entertainment alleged of fraud by her masseuse
Trouble doesnt seem to end for Prernaa Arora who has been facing legal actions from several Bollywood producers. While she has already lost projects like Parmanu The Story of Pokhran Kedarnath and Batti Gul Meter Chalu , now her masseuse has allegedly taken legal action against the producer. Her masseuse, Khairun Mukhtar Ahmed has filed a non-cognizable complaint against Arora for insulting and hitting her. According to the statement provided by Khairun, Prernaa Arora refused to pay her pending bills which amounts up to Rs. 3.75 lakhs. In her complaint Ahmed asserted that Prernaa had given her a cheque of Rs. 1.25 lakhs [out of the said amount], however, the said cheque bounced due to lack of funds. Elaborating further on her relation with Prernaa, Khairun reportedly stated that Prernaa had promised her a salary of Rs. 75,000 per month for massages that will need to be provided between midnight and 8 am. She also mentioned that she had to bear the travelling charges of commuting from Santacruz to Jogeshwari on her own. Desperate for cash for her husbands cancer treatment and later for his loans, Khairun had agreed for this arrangement. However, Khairun also stated that despite this she wasnt paid her salary for five months. Post the delay in payment, when Khairun apparently approached Prernaa Arora for the pending salary, the filmmaker initially reassured her by providing a cheque. Unfortunately, the said cheque bounced, and Khairun approached the filmmaker yet again, but this time the producer not just argued with her but also beat her masseuse up and shut the door on her face. Owing to the incident, Khairun Mukhtar Ahmed filed a complaint against Prernaa Arora on the charges of section 504 [Intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace] and 323 [Punishment for voluntarily causing hurt]. On the other hand, Prernaa Arora has a different story to tell. According to her, Khairun was caught stealing approximately Rs. 56,000 from her home. The masseuse was allegedly caught by the bodyguards at the Arora residence and it is since then that Khairun is barred from entering her house. Also, Prernaa has maintained that if Khairun has any bills or invoices of her pending money then the payments would be made immediately. Also Read : Akshay Kumar refuses to entertain John Abrahams grievances against Prernaa Arora
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Priyanka Chopra to release her own memoir titled Unfinished in 2019
Actor, producer and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Priyanka Chopra , who has been hustling hard for years, is ready to come out with her own memoir. Titled Unfinished, the memoir will be out next year and will be published by Penguin Random House India. The memoir will be a collection of personal essays, stories, and observations made by Priyanka. The book will be published simultaneously in the US by Ballantine Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House US, and in the UK by Michael Joseph, an imprint of Penguin Random House UK. The flavor of the book will be honest, funny, spirited, bold, and rebellious, just like me. I have always been a private person; Ive never spoken about my feelings during my journey but I am ready to do so now. I was raised to be fearless when it came to opinions, and I would like to tell my story in the hopes of inspiring peopleespecially womento change the conversation, to shatter glass ceilings. Women are always told we cant have everything. I want everything, and I believe anyone else can have it too. Im proof of it, said Priyanka Chopra Unfinished by Priyanka Chopra is not just a memoir but a manifesto for women who believe that they cant just have it all but that they deserve it all. Priyanka is one of the most influential women in the world, and it is not a badge she wears lightly. I love how unapologetic she is about her success and her ambition. Theres something about the Priyanka Chopra phenomenon that feels both revolutionary and accessible, and thats entirely a result of the person that she is, added Manasi Subramaniam, Senior Commissioning Editor, Penguin Random House India. I met Priyanka Chopra for the first time when she delivered the Penguin Annual Lecture in New Delhi in 2017 and was amazed at the way people in the audience, and especially young women, responded to her words, her provocation and her rallying cry. At Penguin Random House India, we are committed to publishing strong female role models, and are immensely proud of having Priyanka Chopra on that list, said Meru Gokhale, Editor-in-Chief, Literary Publishing, Penguin Random House India. Priyanka Chopra, on the work front, is currently seen as Alex Parrish in crime drama Quantico. The show returned with its third season on April 26 with an abbreviated season. This will also act as its last season as it was cancelled by the network. She has two Hollywood projects- A Kid Like Jake which released in US earlier this month and Isnt It Romantic which is set for 2019 release. She will be soon returning to India to kickstart Ali Abbas Zafar s Bharat alongside Salman Khan and Disha Patani.Also Read: Priyanka Chopras fabulous bag and dress can easily fetch you a car, Bhumi Pednekar, Ananya Pandey and Huma Qureshis finds will strike an instant chord!
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Katrina Kaif and Varun Dhawan are not a romantic pair in Remo DSouzas dance film
Remo DSouza, currently riding the crest of success with Race 3 is all set to do what he likes doing best: make stars dance on screen. His Varun Dhawan Katrina Kaif starrer which goes on the floors early next year will move away from expectations. And how. According to sources in the know, the film wont pair Varun Dhawan with Katrina Kaif. In fact, there wont be a romantic interest for either Varun or Katrina. They will barely have scenes together. This will be a film about dancing, not romancing, says the source. Every song-and-dance piece in the film is likely to be shot at the price of a small fortune. The producers will spare no expenses to ensure every song and dance is the most expensive ever shot, and thats no empty boast. Both Varun and Katrina are working on improving their dancing skills beyond anything that theyve attempted so far. Also Read: Katrina Kaif is in awe of her pretty gym receptionist, Janhvi Kapoor (see pic)
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Is Priyanka Chopra dating Nick Jonas on the rebound?
Priyanka Chopra and American singer-musician Nick Jonas look happy together. And now with Jonas family coming forward in praise of Priyanka, its just a matter of time before she acknowledges her big trans-cultural romance. However, friends back home in Mumbai are wondering if Priyanka is trying to ease the pain of a broken heart with a romance on the rebound. All of Mumbai knows Priyanka was in a long stormy relationship with a major Bollywood superstar. Says a close friend of the actress, When this superstar couldnt offer her the stability of marriage, and still wanted the relationship to continue, Priyanka did a very brave thing. She put an end to the relationship firmly and moved on instead of hanging on to a relationship with no future. The resolute stand taken by Priyanka Chopra over a relationship that had no future echoes what the great Nargis did when Raj Kapoor couldnt offer her the security of marriage. Nargis firmly terminated all personal and professional association with Raj Kapoor and married Sunil Dutt. So is Priyanka Chopra doing the same in this case? Also Read: Did Priyanka Chopra just CONFIRM her relationship with Nick Jonas by being his official date at his cousins wedding?
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Whoa! 3 Idiots sequel is in the making and Rajkumar Hirani is scripting it
Looks like there are many surprises in store for Bollywood buffs this year! And adding to that list is this latest announcement. Rajkumar Hirani has confirmed in recent media reports that he is planning a sequel to 3 Idiots.Although, it is yet to be seen if the same cast of Aamir Khan , Madhavan, Sharman Joshi and Kareena Kapoor Khan will be repeated. Even though its been a decade since the film has been released, it is never too late for a sequel, especially that too the blockbuster 3 Idiots.The film managed to become not just a cult but one of Aamir Khans most successful films. It not only rocked the Indian box office but also Chinese box office when it released in the country. And this news has only triggered the curiosity of movie fans. But alas! Rajkumar Hirani doesnt have too much information on the film front. However, he has asserted in reports that he is thrilled to take the franchise ahead. He went on to add that he is working on something with his co-writer Abhijaat Joshi. Yet he refrained to delve deeper on that since all of it is in the initial stages. He maintained that they started writing only a few days ago and there is quite a bit of time before it develops into a proper script. As for Rajkumar Hirani, he is currently busy with the promotions of Sanju which is just over a week away from its release. Post that if there is something that he will start working on then it is Munna Bhai 3. The speculations about this Sanjay Dutt franchise being taken ahead has been doing the rounds since years. But now sources have reportedly assured that the script has been locked and Hirani will start work on it soon. On the other hand, speaking on 3 Idiots sequel, well it seems that fans will have to wait for it a bit longer. It is being said that it is only after Munna Bhai, will Rajkumar start work on the Aamir Khan starrer. From pre-production to casting, all the details for this second installment is yet to be locked. It is also left to be seen if the story will take from where they had left it in the last installment of the comic caper. Also Read: Fathers Day Special: How all Rajkumar Hirani films have beautifully talked about the father-child bond
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WHAT! Ranveer Singh was the FIRST choice for Sanju, but heres how Ranbir Kapoor bagged the role
Ranbir Kapoor will be seen in Rajkumar Hiranis Sanju which will release on June 29 th.The film has garnered a lot of buzz because of course, the subject itself is so controversial and interesting but also it will be something else to see Ranbir playing the role of Bollywoods original bad boy: Sanjay Dutt.Ranbir, in Sanjus bearing, is both believable and impressive and that has piqued our interest even more! But do you know? Ranbir was not Vidhu Vinod Chopras first choice to play the lead character? Oh Yeah! He wanted Ranveer Singh to step into the shoes of Sanju because he has the madness, flamboyance and emotional depth to play this complicated, conflicted part but the director Raju Hirani was pretty sure that Ranbir would be the right choice. Ranbir Kapoor himself was extremely skeptical about playing the part of Dutt and portray his stranger than fiction life on big screen. He even said that when Raju called him up he hoped it was not about the Sanjay Dutt biopic. The Bramhastra actor read the script and was mesmerized by it. He said that he was dumbfounded reading it and was left asking, did this really happen? He was sold right there. Later, looking at Ranbirs remarkable transformation, Vidhu Vinod Chopra stated that he had to eat his words as the Kapoor scion became Dutt with both: swagger and soul. Sanju stars Sonam Kapoor Paresh Rawal Manisha Koirala , Dia Mirza, Vicky Kaushal in lead roles along with Karishma Tanna, Jim Sarbh , and others. Ranveer Singh, on the other hand, is busy filming Rohit Shetty s Simmba and has just wrapped up Zoya Akhtars Gully Boy.Also Read: Ranveer Singh is beefing up for Rohit Shettys Simmba and his new look is intriguing
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Box Office
Film NameNet GrossVerdict
Race 3120.71 Cr-
Veere Di Wedding80.23 CrHit
Bhavesh Joshi Superhero1.42 CrFlop
Raazi122.07 CrSuper-Hit
102 Not Out51.79 CrAbove Average
Omerta3.00 CrFlop
October45.36 CrAverage
Blackmail19.11 CrFlop
Baaghi 2165.00 CrSuper-Hit
Hichki46.17 CrHit
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Reviews
Film NameReviewer NameRating
Race 3Rachit Gupta2.00
Race 3Rajeev Masand1.00
Veere Di WeddingRachit Gupta3.50
BioscopewalaPrasanna D Zore3.00
RaaziSukanya Verma4.00
RaaziRajeev Masand3.50
RaaziSameeksha3.50
102 Not OutRajeev Masand3.00
Nanu Ki JaanuSameeksha1.50
OctoberMadhureeta Mukherjee4.00