Post the success of URI: The Surgical Strike , the first hit of 2019 is now all set to be remade in Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam. The film, featuring Vicky Kaushal in a lead role along with Yami Gautam and Kirti Kulhari in pivotal roles, seem to have established a connect with the audience due to its realistic approach. And now we hear that filmmakers down South are keen to adapt the film. A source confirmed the developments saying, The producer of URI , Ronnie Screwvala and the entire team of RSVP have got calls from the many producers of South who aspire to adapt the film in their language and who wish to remake the film. Owing to which the rights of the film URI: The Surgical Strike has been sold at a higher price. However, the details of the price are currently kept under wraps. Also an official announcement on the casting and other details are expected to be made soon. If reports are to be believed, considering the success of Uri: The Surgical Strike , the film is expected to be the biggest hit of Vickys career by far. While the actor has obviously given hits like Sanju and Raazi last year, Uri will mark his biggest solo hit. Interestingly, Uri: The Surgical Strike is based on real life incident when the surgical strikes were carried out by the Indian army in 2016 after they were attacked at the Kashmir border. Produced by RSVP movies and directed by Aditya Dhar, the film also features Paresh Rawal , TV star Mohit Raina in pivotal roles. URI The Surgical Strike is on a winning spree as keeping the josh high, the movie is running successfully at the box office and has already entered Rs. 100 crore club. The film released worldwide on January 11. Also Read: Yami Gautam is happy with the immense success of Uri, celebrates her second 100 crore film!
Even before his film Rifleman kick starts, the film has been facing copyright controversy. The makers of the film 72 Hours: Martyr Who Never Died that released last week, have claimed that their film is about rifleman Jaswant Singh Rawat and that they have the original rights of his life story. The legal wrangle arouse because Abundantia Entertainment, who are making the Sushant Singh Rajput film, have also been asserting that they originally own the rights of Jaswant Singh Rawats story and have taken legal action against the makers of 72 Hours.Not too long ago, Sushant Singh Rajput had taken to social media to announce about his venture Rifleman after he was intrigued by the story of Jaswant Singh Rawat. But it seems that his dreams of playing the character may be short-lived. The producer of his film, Abundantia Entertainment has filed a suit against the makers of 72 Hours over copyright issues of rights over Jaswant Singhs story. However, the director and lead actor of the film, Avinash Dhayani has asserted that they are not going to step back from this issue at a press conference that was held last week. Miffed with the release of 72 Hours which is based on the life of Jaswant Singh Rawat, Abundantia Entertainment sent a legal notice to the makers of 72 Hours: Martyr Who Never Died where they have asked them to stall the release because they have confirmed that they own the rights of Jaswant Singhs life. However, the makers of this Avinash Dhayani film have refused to budge. In a press conference that was held last week, Dhayani told the media that they will not succumb under the legal pressure that they are being subjected to, amidst the presence of the producer of their film Prashil Rawat and lawyer Nagesh Mishra. On the other hand, Dhayani also went on to lash out at Sushant Singh Rajput for signing the film without rechecking the details and legal aspects of the biopic. Also Read: EXCLUSIVE: Son Chiriya crew of over 400 people shot in remote places in grueling conditions
Guess who paid for the Mumbai film industry to visit Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi last week? It was none other Bollywoods resident Santa Claus, our very own Karan Johar.A very reliable source tells us that Santa Johar took upon himself to take the entire Bollywood entourage to Delhi at his expense. Karan hired a private plane which took the entire team of actors, directors and producers to meet Prime Minister Modi in Delhi and brought them back, says the source who reveals that the airborne indulgence cost KJo around Rs. 7-8 lakhs. Thats nothing for him, poohpoohs a close friend of Johar, calling him the most generous person in Bollywood. He is! He is constantly giving expensive gifts to all his friends. His favourite gift items are Louis Vuitton and Gucci bags, each valued at around Rs 1 lakh. Sometimes he buys two and three bags for a friend. Then he also buys expensive designer clothes for friends like Ranbir Kapoor and Ranveer Singh. Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt are like his own children. If they like something in his house or something that hes wearing he gives it to them on the spot, says a friend who has been at the receiving end. A section of Karan Johars friends do not see his generosity in a positive light. This is nothing but an attempt to buy his so-called friends love and loyalty. Also Read: Will Karan Johars chat show Koffee With Karan be axed after the Hardik furore?
Even as Zee Studios prepares for the release of its magnum opus Manikarnika The Queen of Jhansi , based on the life of Rani Laxmibai, on January 25th, 2019, the studio has been busy signing writers and directorial talent. Zee Studios has signed Abhishek Sharma, Bosco Martis, Sajid Samji and Shree Narayan Singh on board for a mixed bouquet of films ranging from real life inspired drama, quirky romantic comedy, family entertainer to a dance film. All the films are in different stages of development currently, and casting is expected to begin shortly. Speaking on the in-house productions, Shariq Patel, CEO, Zee Studios said, We had a good run with Dhadak and Parmanu The Story of Pokhran in 2018 and are gearing up for our line-up for 2019. So far, we have been co-producing all our films with partners; while we will continue to partner with select production houses and directors, we want to challenge ourselves creatively and back projects from an early development stage. The focus is on creating interesting, innovative, diverse content across genres and languages. These in-house productions, will also allow us to own 100% of the IPs. We look forward to an exciting year ahead. In the next 6 months, the studio will also release Kesari and Good News both produced by Dharma Productions and both featuring Akshay Kumar in lead roles. Besides that, they are also planning to produce Sunny Deol s directorial Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas that will be introducing his son, Karan Deol. Also Read: BREAKING: Housefull 3 director Farhad Samji REPLACES Sajid Khan; to direct HOUSEFULL 4
Karan Johar s Good News first schedule already started a month ago with Diljit Dosanjh and Kiara Advani and now the movies first lead: Kareena Kapoor Khan and Akshay Kumar are all set to join the team. The movie has gone on the floors as the makers shot Diljit and Kiaras portions and now, combined scenes with all the four leads will be shot from the end of this month. The buzz is that second schedule of the movie will kick off from January 27 with Akki and Bebo headlining it with Kiara and Diljit. Oh yes! Arent you guys excited? Good News is a slice of life movie which essays the journey of two couples: Kareena and Akshay, Kiara and Diljit. Understandably, Kareena and Akshays characters are trying to have a baby in the movie. There are number of reasons why we are excited for the film but most important one of them is the fact that we will get to see Bebo and Akki paired opposite each after many years. Akshay Kumar currently is a Dharma favourite as he is headlining another important project for the banner, Kesari.Bebo on the other hand, is also doing back to back projects for Karan Johars production house. She will be seen next in Takht alongside Ranveer Singh , Vicky Kaushal, Bhumi Pednekar , Janhvi Kapoor and Alia Bhatt.After Kareena and Akshay finish the second schedule of the movie, they will go on to shoot for their individual portions without Kiara and Diljit. We cant wait to get to know more about this flick! Hold on to your horses as we give you all the updates from the sets of Good News.Also Read: REVEALED! Akshay Kumar Kareena Kapoor Khan starrer KJo film is titled GOOD NEWS
Ayushmannn Khurrana has now geared up for his next quirky drama Dream Girl , as the team kick-started their shoot in FilmCity, Mumbai. After treating the audience with the insight of shooting in Mathura, Ayushmann Khurrana has kick-started Mumbai schedule a testimony of which is seen in his social media handle. The actor shared a photo on the social media with a celebratory backdrop captioning, Among all these lights, I am only interested in moon On 3rd December, Ayushmann Khurrana shared the first look poster of his upcoming film Dream Girl. Sharing the poster, he tweeted,As whacky as it can get! Heres the first glimpse of my look in and as #DreamGirl. Thoughts? The earlier released poster saw a saree-clad Ayushmann is seated on a scooter. Wearing yellow glass bangles and slippers, he is seen hiding his worried face under his pallu (veil) has created huge anticipation amongst the audience. In the backdrop, the poster has a temple and the boards of two establishmentsJeewan Maran Shop and Shri Ram Leela Seva Samiti The king of unconventional cinema, Ayushmann Khurrana will be teaming up with the Nushrat Bharucha. Written and directed by Raaj Shaandilyaa, Dream Girl stars Nushrat Bharucha as the female lead. Produced by Ekta Kapoor , Shobha Kapoor and Aashish Singh, it is Ayushmanns first collaboration with Balaji Motion Pictures. Also Read: Dandy and candid Say hello to January cover star, Ayushmann Khurrana for GQ!
The Ranveer Singh Sara Ali Khan starrer Simmba hit screens a day earlier in the overseas market. The film which is directed by Rohit Shetty opened on high note. If that wasnt all with little competition from last weeks release Simmba enjoys an unopposed run at the box office. In this box office report we take a look at the collections of Simmba that released across 963 screens in the overseas markets on Day 23(Saturday). Australia box office 2,676 USD [Rs. 1.90 lacs] from 3 screens New Zealand box office 12,594 USD [Rs. 8.97 lacs] from 13 screens
In January 2018, it was reported that the daughter of Race 3 producer Ramesh Taurani is keen on entering Bollywood, albeit behind the camera. It was being said that she will be making her directorial debut with a dance film but there has been no update on that front since then. Now, a year later, the news has resurfaced and sources have it that a leading man and female lead too has been roped in for the film Sunny Kaushal, brother of Vicky Kaushal and South actress Rukshar Dhillon. Well, we all know that Vicky Kaushal is on a career high and his first release of 2019, Uri , too is doing quite well in theatres currently. Now, it seems that his brother Sunny Kaushal too is planning to follow his footsteps. And he has bagged his third project as this film which has bhangra as its core theme. For the uninitiated, Sunny was last seen in a pivotal role in the Akshay Kumar starrer hockey biopic, Gold.On the other hand, this untitled venture will mark the debut of Rukshar Dhillon in Bollywood. The Punjabi girl ventured into the Indian entertainment industry with films down South. After being a part of over three films, now Rukshar is all set to enter Hindi films. A source close to the development said, Sneha was looking out for a fresh Jodi and decided that Sunny and Rukshar fit the bill perfectly. In fact, the two of them will start their prep for the film soon. While Sunny has done a couple of films in the past, this will be Rukshars first brush with Bollywood. The two of them are eagerly looking forward for this fun venture. If reports are to be believed, the film will be produced by Ronnie Screwvala under his banner RSVP films. Also, music will be an integral part of the film since bhangra is a key component in it. The music will be given by Jam8. Also Read: WHOA! Bobby Deol REVEALS that Ramesh Taurani wanted him to go SHIRTLESS in Soldier
Last year we had reported that Sanjay Leela Bhansali would soon be launching Bela Sehgals daughter Sharmin. Later we had also told you that joining Sharmin in the film would be none other than Jaaved Jaffreys son Mezan. Well, now we hear that Sanjay Leela Bhansali and T-Series have joined hands to produce the film. Though details of the film are currently unknown, we hear that the untitled venture has already been shot. Commenting on the same a source close to the project adds, Bhansali sir is keeping the card close to his chest and releasing very few details of the venture. But, yes Sanjay Leela Bhansali and T-Series are jointly producing this film. Interestingly, given Bhansalis flare for grandeur and the patent chartbusting music from T-Series, it will certainly be worth the wait to see what the final product this venture turns out to be. But if that wasnt all, the source also tells us that despite the title of the film currently being unknown the makers are planning on a release later this year. The film is already shot, and most of the work on it has been done. So yes, Sanjay Leela Bhansali and T-Series are looking at releasing the film in the second half of 2019. Also Read: Deepika Padukone or Alia Bhatt, who will play the lead in Sanjay Leela Bhansalis next?