A lengthy sequence showing actorSurajSharmareciting theHanumanChalisain the bath tub in a ghosts presence has been asked to go fromAnshaiLals supernatural satire Phillauri.The CBFCapparently found the sequence incongruous since ghosts are supposed to be eradicated not pacified with the recital of theHanumanChalisa. This amounted to hurting of religious sentiments, says a source from theCBFC. Says the source, TheCBFChas asked for theHanumanChalisato be removed from the soundtrack. All the audience will hear now isSurajSharmas long droning chant which would be inaudible. TheCBFCalso seems to be very sympathetic to snakes. It has asked the makers of Phillauri to insult a scroll in a sequence featuring a snake to indicate no real snake has been hurt in the sequence, that its all computer graphics.
AdityaChopra whose last directorial venture Befikre with his blue-eyed boy Ranveer Singh crashed at the box office is now looking for a complete change of cast. Having directed ShahRukhKhan in most of his films and then digressing to a completely uncharacteristic sexy raunchyrom-com withRanveer, Adichoprais now looking at doing an out-and-out romantic film withRanbirKapoor. While Ranbirs fatherRishiKapoorhas been closely associated with theYashRaj banner for decadesRanbirhas so far worked withYashRaj films only twice in Bachna Ae Haseeno and Rocket Singh: Salesman Of The Year , directed by Siddharth Anand and Shimit Amin respectively. Says a source in the know, Adi offeredRanbirtwo films after Ranbirs debut in Saawariya.Ranbirfor reasons best known to him, said no to both. But now with failures behind them both, Adi andRanbirare both keen to work with one another. They are coming together for Adis next. This is one collaboration that is bound to yield extremely rewarding results.
Salman Khan has been facing a number of cases especially the blackbuck poaching case which has been dragging for 18 years now. In the past, the actor had pleaded innocent and said that he had been falsely implicated. Earlier this week, Salman Khans hearing in the case involving Salman Khan and others in Jodhpur chief judicial magistrate (CJM) court has been adjourned until April 1. During the filming of Sooraj Barjatyas movie Hum Saath Saath Hain , which happened some 18 years ago, Salman Khan along with co-stars Saif Ali Khan , Neelam, Sonali Bendre and Tabu had allegedly gone on a hunting trip. He was accused of shooting two blackbucks dead near Kankani village. The case against Salman was filed after the local Bishnoi community lodged its protest as the animals are objects of worship for them. Therefore, Salman and others involved have been fighting the case for years now. On January 27, this year, Salman Khan had pleaded innocent and expressed producing evidence in his defense. Even the other actors involved had pleaded innocent. The next hearing now will take place on April 1, 2017.
Just a couple of weeks ago, reports claimed that the Bhatts were receiving death threats from a certain gangster, who was trying to extort a lump sum from Mahesh Bhatt.Soon after, Sandeep Sahu, who hails from UP was arrested in the case but now reportedly, he has been granted bail on the case. Mahesh Bhatt had earlier lodged a complaint at the anti-extortion branch in Mumbai after receiving random extortion calls as well as death threats. Within the next 12 hours, Sandeep Sahu was arrested by the (UP) states Special Task Force under the charges of section 387 and 506. However, now, Sahus lawyers Sudha Dwivedi and Ajay Dubey argued that the police in their overzealousness had pressed extra charges of a graver offence, that is putting a person in fear of death or grevious hurt which was inapplicable in this case. After ignoring a call that he received on February 26, Mahesh Bhatt continued to receive ransom calls and decided to take the help of police officials when he started receiving threats claiming that the caller will fire rounds of bullets into his daughter Alia Bhatt as well as threatening to kill his wife Soni Razdan. Mahesh was asked to deposit a sum of Rs. 50 lakhs in a bank account in Lucknow. Talking about Sahus side of story, he was deep in debt and had to repay Rs. 6 lakhs to his relatives after his shoe business ran under loss. He had come to Mumbai with dreams of becoming actor which when failed to materialize; he decided to take this route. As of now, Sandeep Sahu has been granted bail with a few conditions which includes paying a sum of Rs. 20,000 and producing two people for surety for release. He will also have to visit the police station every Sunday between 2 to 4 pm. According to recent reports, the chief metropolitan magistrate observed that granting bail and releasing the accused will not affect the ongoing investigation. On the other hand, Mahesh Bhatt refused to comment on the same and maintained that the details have to be confirmed with Mumbai police with whom he had registered the complaint.
And it is not just one gift for the actress! From turning her dream of turning a director-producer to a lavish office, Kangna Ranaut has planned the steps for her new journey in the world of filmmaking for her 30 th birthday. The actress turned a year older a day ago and she has gifted herself a lavish three storeyed bungalow in suburban Mumbai. According to recent reports, Kangna Ranaut has bought the said bungalow near her Khan residence and has already started work on the interiors. From what we hear, she has obviously hired one of the best in the interior designing industry, the award winning Shabnam Gupta for the same. Apparently, the actress is planning to convert a portion of her new home into office space and has been closely working with the designer to make the office look glamorous. Also, it is being said that Kangna has been simultaneously working on her home in Himachal Pradesh (which is her hometown). The actress is preparing to construct her own organic farm out there. As far as fulfilling her dreams of going behind the camera are concerned, it has been learnt that Kangna Ranaut is planning to make her directorial debut soon after she wraps up the films in hand and she will also be making an announcement of her production venture in mid-2017 reportedly. On the work front, we had earlier mentioned that Kangna Ranaut will face the camera for her much delayed film Manikarnika The Queen of Jhansi for which she has kick started the photoshoot for the film on the day of her birthday and it will also go on floor soon. The actress is also looking forward for the release of Hansal Mehtas Simran.
Amidst lavish celebrations and birthday bashes, Emraan Hashmi who turns a year older today expressed his desire to ring in the special day in much milder manner. The actor who will take up the role of a producer this year with Captain Nawab has a lot to look forward to career wise and wants to keep his birthday celebrations low key. Talking about his plans, Emraan Hashmi added, Im not into big celebrations so it will be a small, intimate gathering with close friends and family. Im getting out of Mumbai and heading to Goa for a couple of days. I wanted to take off for longer but I have other commitments so I had time constraints. So it will just be a small 3 day-vacation to Goa. Besides juggling between his work and personal commitments, Emraan Hashmi has also worked for causes like spreading awareness for cancer and for the treatment of many who are suffering from the illness. The actor also turned author with The Kiss Of Life which is inspired by his real life experiences of coping with the traumatic experience of his son suffering from cancer. On the Bollywood front, Emraan Hashmi will be seen in a prominent role in the forthcoming Milan Luthria film Baadshaho which also stars Ajay Devgn Vidyut Jammwal , Ileana DCruz, Esha Gupta among others. He will also be seen as the protagonist in his own production Captain Nawab.
Sanjay Dutt s comeback film has been in talks ever since the actor decided to re-enter Bollywood and with Bhoomi already on floor, audiences are eagerly waiting to see him on the big screen. However, the actor has decided to push the date of its release and the reason being superstar Aamir Khan.Sanjay Dutt s Bhoomi was to release alongside Aamir Khans Secret Superstar and in order to avoid the clash, the former decided to move the release date. From what we hear Sanjay did not want to jeopardize his bond with Aamir Khan (the two are very close friends). It is being said that the actor believes that box office clashes can often get nasty even between good friends. Reportedly, Sanjay Dutt also thinks that since Aamir Khans film is a small budget film banking solely on content, he did not want star power or any other factor affecting the release of the film. Talking about the same, Sanjay Dutt confirmed that he indeed contacted the producers of Bhoomi to delay the release. Stating the reason, the actor elaborated that he is aware of the hard work that is put behind making the film and he did not want all the efforts to reduce into a clash. He further added about the friendship he shares with Aamir Khan and that he didnt want it his comeback film pitted against the Khan production. He maintained that being from the same fraternity one must try to help each other. Bhoomi , directed by Omung Kumar, also stars Aditi Rao Hydari , Sidhant Gupta among others and is produced by Sandeep Singh along with Bhushan Kumar. On the other hand, Secret Superstar , directed by Aamirs former manager Advait Chandan, has Zaira Wasim in the lead role with Aamir in a guest appearance.
Just a few days ago, the world woke up to the news of yet another terror attack, this time in the England capital, London. The cast and crew of the forthcoming comedy Mubarakan are currently in the Queen city shooting for a major schedule of the film and there was a sense of fear that prevailed on the sets of the film. Talking about the attack and its consequences, one of the leading ladies of Mubarakan Athiya Shetty asserted the safety of hers and others. While she maintained that the location they have been shooting is far off from the attack zone, she also added that the incident definitely created a scare in the minds of the team. Thanking their luck, she also assured that everything around her is under control. However, considering the sensitive situation around, Athiya revealed that the team has decided to beef up the security on the sets of the film just to be extra careful. Readers may be aware that a terror attack near the House of Parliament, Westminster killed three people and injured 29 reportedly and the city is currently recouping from the said attack. On the other hand, the team of Mubarakan which includes actors Arjun Kapoor , his uncle and actor Anil Kapoor , Ileana DCruz among others flew to the England capital almost a month ago to wrap up a long schedule of the film, which is a rom-com set at the backdrop of a quintessential big fat Indian wedding.
Maverick filmmaker Sujoy Ghosh who has in the past given us films like Jhankaar Beats Kahaani and Kahaani 2 is all set to make yet another film. However, unlike his earlier celluloid outings, Ghoshs next will be a short film that will be based on a story by legendary filmmaker Satyajit Ray. Tweeting about his elation at finally being able to make a film on a Satyajit Ray story, Ghosh added, finally .. i get to make a satyajit ray story. short film but one step at a time :)). Later posting a few more details of the short film on Twitter, Sujoy Ghosh added, the Ray story I am making is ANUKUL. if you can read up.. one of my top ten stories.. Though Ghosh refrained from divulging more details of the short film on twitter, the story of Anukul begins with a well-to-do Bengali man buying a human like robotic housekeeper, and then goes on to explore how his relationship with this man changes, while tackling ideas such as intelligence vs. instinct, loyalty and robotic feelings.