The week started on a significant note as a lot of release dates of films were reshuffled. First, it came to light that Angrezi Medium which was to release on March 20 has been advanced by a week, March 13. This is the day when Janhvi Kapoors second film Gunjan Saxena was to come out but this film has been pushed to April 24. It is the day when Janhvis third film Roohi Afzana was slated to release and that has been pushed to June 5. In other words, no film shall now release on March 20, that is, a week before Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif-starrer Sooryavanshi will storm the cinemas on March 27. But now it has come to light that the release of even the Rohit Shetty directorial has undergone a change. A source close to the film spills the beans, The makers of Sooryavanshi are releasing the film on March 25. Its a Wednesday and a part-holiday on account of Gudi Padwa in Maharashtra. Most parts of the country obviously wont celebrate this festival and yet, the makers feel that the movie can get an earth-shattering opening. The content is very massy and they are confident that audiences are looking forward to seeing Akshay Kumar in a Rohit Shetty style flick. Hence, they felt its just fair to arrive a little early and make use of the open window. They also want to accumulate as much earnings as possible before another juggernaut, , releases on April 10. The source adds, Maddock Films and Jio Studios, the producers of Angrezi Medium , have been apprised of the plans of Sooryavanshi s change of release date and from what we have heard, they are fine with the decision. They are happy that the Irrfan Khan-starrer will get a clear 12-day window and they also hope that the film will get moviegoers in cinemas after Sooryavanshi s release as well.
AyushmannKhurrana is on a roll at the box office. After delivering seven back to back hits with content films, the star is back with ShubhMangal Zyada Saavdhan , a quirky film that has a hilarious take on the stereotypes surrounding same-sex relationships in India.Ayushmann, who has given Indian cinema a genre of its own through his unique, quirky, taboo-topic oriented films, feels just because a film like ShubhMangal Zyada Saavdhan is being made in India today, is itself a big success story! For me, personally, the success of SMZS is in the fact that a film like this is being made today. It only goes to show the progressiveness of audiences who want to see such content and the film-makers who are not hesitant in making movies about the inclusivity of all humans, saysAyushmann. Ayushmann was instantly sold on Aanand L. Rais vision of making this film because it is a relevant film for the family audience, Ayushmanns core audience base. The versatile actor feels happy that he is an actor in todays progressive day and age. As an artist, Im fortunate and privileged to be living and working in such times. Im proud of my country and industry for the progressiveness that it has shown in the recent past and Im grateful that Im part of such a vision like SMZS that tells us about important life and societal lessons, the star says. Ayushmannsays, for him, the yardstick to success has never been just about delivering big box office numbers. His brand of cinema definitely also aims at being conversation starters in India. For me, the yardstick of success has never just been about how much money a project makes. I would love to leave a body of work that Im proud of because I stand for cinema thats different, that tries to make you think. I want audiences to always think that I took the risk while trying to give them a different cinema. Audiences are tired of the routine and as an entertainer, Im only trying my best to give them films that they have not seen before. For me too, its a learning process and Im constantly evolving as an actor with every film, says Ayushmann, who is, incidentally, the first big male star to have said yes to playing a gay man on screen.
Irrfan Khan starrer Angrezi Medium is one of the most sought-after releases of the year. The film was coming out on 20th March, a week after Janhvi Kapoor's Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl was scheduled to hit the theatres. However, probably as a move to ensure plenty of room for both the films, producers Karan Johar and Dinesh Vijan caught up and decided to change the dates. Karan took to Twitter to announce the new dates."Friendships in the fraternity are rare but when they exist ...they are empowering! Dinoo and I have made an exchange of dates! ANGREZI MEDIUM will come a week earlier on the GUNJAN SAXENA date 13th of March.2020 and GUNJAN SAXENA takes the ROOHI AFZA date 24th April 2020," he wrote. Roohi Afzana , another Maddock Films production starring Janhvi Kapoor and Rajkummar Rao, is now yet to get its fresh release date. https://twitter.com/karanjohar/status/1229303129872588801 Karan Johar on Twitter Friendships in the fraternity are rare but when they exist ...they are empowering! Dinoo and I have have made an exchange of dates! ANGREZI MEDIUM will come a week earlier on the GUNJAN SAXENA date 13th of March.2020 and GUNJAN SAXENA takes the ROOHI AFZA date 24th April 2020 Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl features Janhvi as Gunjan Saxena, the Indian Air Force's first female pilot to fly into a combat zone. The film has been helmed by Sharan Sharma. Angrezi Medium , directed by Homi Adjania, on the other hand, brings back Irrfan, who was last seen in the 2018 film Karwaan.
There are reports that Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt are shooting at same venue Film City in Goregaon but keeping a distance. While it is true that the two have decided to keep it professional at their work place, the real reason why Ranbir doesnt hop over to Alias set is something else. Says a source in the know, Ranbir wants to avoid coming face to face with Alia Bhatts director Sanjay Leela Bhansali at any cost. SLB and Ranbir had a massive fall-out when Ranbir made his debut in Bhansalis Saawariya.Things got so bad between them that Ranbir vowed to never work with Bhansali again. And he kept his word. Apparently Ranbir turned down every role from Guzaarish to Ram Leela to Bajirao Mastani that was offered by Bhansali after Saawariya to Ranbir. In fact, sources say Ranbir was offered a part in the new SLB film Gangubai Kathiawadi which Bhansali is shooting with Alia Bhatt right now at Film City. Needless to say, Ranbir again declined the kind offer. No matter what, Ranbir Kapoor wont work with Bhansali even if he is offered the best role in the world. He wants to stay away from Bhansali. This is the real reason he avoids going to Alia on the sets of Gangubai Kathiawadi.To go back in time, Ranbir Kapoor made his debut in 2007 in Bhansalis Saawariya.Ranbir got praised. But the film flopped. And so did Ranbirs relations with the films director.
Last month, Bollywood Hungama had hinted that the makers of Sooryavanshi are looking at February 27 to launch the trailer of their much awaited film. The latest development, however, is that, the plan has been changed. And unfortunately for the fans, the launch has been pushed even further. A source close to the project says, "The trailer of Sooryavanshi will be out on March 2. The makers are aware that the buzz for the film is insane. After all, it has superstar Akshay Kumar and director Rohit Shetty coming together for the first time. Also, it is a part of Shetty's cop universe, a franchise that has become very big. Sooryavanshi releases on March 27 but they are confident that a 25-day window is enough for promotions." The source also adds, "Akshay Kumar's lucky number is 9. The date 02-03-2020 adds up to 9. As a result, he is keen to get the trailer out on this day. Even February 27 was selected for the same reason for the launch. The previous Akshay Kumars film, Good Newwz , released on December 27 and its trailer was out on November 18. Also, the trailer of his 2019 Independence Day release Mission Mangal was also out on July 28. All these dates add up to 9. So, he wants to continue with this tradition." Sooryavanshi also stars Katrina Kaif, Jacloe Shroff, Gulshan Grover and Sikandar Kher. The character of Sooryavanshi was introduced in the climax of Ranveer Singh-starrer Simmba.This makes him the third character of the cop universe, the first being Singham, played by Ajay Devgn. Interestingly, Simmba had got a boost as it also had Singham's character coming to the rescue in the climax. In Sooryavanshi , the madness is expected to go one step forward. It features both Singham and Simmba. On the first anniversary of Simmba in December 2019, the team of the film released a teaser that showed a small glimpse of all three super cops coming together in an exciting gun battle, presumably in the finale of Sooryavanshi.Those few seconds of visuals created a frenzy and fans along with the trade and industry hoping that the trailer will be even more exhilarating.
Varun Dhawan, who was last seen in Street Dancer 3D , is currently shooting for Coolie No 1.He will once again collaborate with his father, David Dhawan for the remake of the 90s hit which starred Govinda and Karisma Kapoor in the lead roles. Sara Ali Khan is the leading lady and reprising the role of Karisma. Paresh Rawal will be stepping into the shoes of Kader Khan. While the film is almost complete, Varun Dhawan and Sara Ali Khan will head to Goa along with Jaaved Jaffery for the shoot of a romantic song. In the film, Sara hails from Goa and will be filming important scenes along with Jaaved that is integral for the narrative. The plan is to shoot this recreation of the original song at the beach locations and capture the scenic beauty. The song, right now unknown, is recreated by Tanishq Bagchi. The original film featured some of the iconic songs including Husn Hai Suhana and Main Toh Raste Se Ja Raha Tha which will be recreated in the remake. Pooja Entertainment's Coolie No 1 , directed by David Dhawan, starring Varun Dhawan and Sara Ali Khan produced by Vashu Bhagnani, Jackky Bhagnani and Deepshikha Deshmukh, is all set to release on May 1, 2020. ALSO READ: Filmfare Awards 2020: Varun Dhawan shares a warm moment with the original Coolie No 1 Govinda
The 1987 Shekhar Kapur directorial, Mr. India fronted by Anil Kapoor, Sridevi and Amrish Puri redefined the science fiction genre for Bollywood, and 33 years since then, the legacy of the film still lives on. The sequel for the classic has been in the news ever since the start of this decade, however, nothing materialized on that front. Bollywood Hungama has exclusively learnt that Ali Abbas Zafar, who last directed the Salman Khan Katrina Kaif starrer Bharat , is all set to come up with a film which is based on the original film and is tentatively titled Mr. India 2.It will be produced by Zee Studios. It is Alis dream project and he has been silently working on it for a while now. The idea is to give a fresh spin to the already existing concept of Mr. India by getting it to the contemporary set-up. The film will be mounted on a never seen before scale, and will be among the biggest film to come out of Bollywood, revealed a source close to the development. To play the titular role of Mr. India , Ali is in advanced talks with Ranveer Singh who has loved the subject and is excited to step into the iconic shoes of Anil Kapoor from the original. Its neither a sequel nor a remake, but more of a spin-off of the original film set in the modern times. The film is in the pre-production stage and Ali has already locked the first draft of the script. Taking cue from Mr. India is a big deal, and Ali is being cautious with every step that he is taking, the source informed adding further that the hunt for the character of Mogambo is still on. Its the most iconic character in history of Indian cinema and they are looking to cast a top superstar for the role. Ali Abbas Zafar and Ranveer Singh have previously worked together in the 2014 period action drama, Gunday , which was produced by YRF. Ever since, Ali directed three films with Salman Khan - Sultan Tiger Zinda Hai and Bharat , all of which proved to be successful ventures at the box-office. Apart from Mr. India , Ali Abbas Zafar is also working on the script of a female based superhero film with Katrina Kaif. Mr. India 2 is eyeing at a 2022 festive release.
Sometimes, you do something on a whim and then, decide to stick to it for the rest of your life. Rakul Preet Singh would agree. The actress decided to turn vegan suddenly, without any pre-planning or thought but says that its one of the best decisions she ever took. She says, I have been a hardcore non-vegetarian all my life. Not that I didnt like my veggies, but meat was a crucial part of my diet, especially eggs. However, one day, I just decided to turn vegan. It was a sudden decision something that came from within and not prompted by any trend. Now, I feel lighter and full of energy. Given that her profession includes a lot of travelling, how easy is it going to find vegetarian fare everywhere? Rakul replies, When shooting in Mumbai, I carry vegan shake, fruits, and meals from home. The only trouble is when you are travelling abroad in many countries, its easier to get grilled chicken and fish. But where there is a will, there is a way. If nothing, my team buys any vegetable they can find, and cooks it with some yellow dal and rice, almost like a khichdi. I add vegan ghee to it for taste.
Taapsee Pannu, who has multiple interesting projects in the pipeline, is currently shooting for the film Haseen Dillruba in Haridwar. However, the stress is also simultaneously training for the film Rashmi Rocket in which she plays an athlete from Kutch. Over the past month, Taapsee has been working out at the gymnasium of the local college, Gurukul Kangri Vishwavidyalaya to build a lean frame for her character in Rashmi Rocket. Now, as per reports, the college faculty has decided to rename the gym to Taapsee Pannu Health and Fitness Gymnasium. Reportedly, Taapsee has been spending most of her time at the gym as she juggles between shoot and prep for her next. On Thursday, the actress was invited for a meeting with the college officials where they shared the news with her. Taapsee, who was surprised by the honour, hopes that this step inspires local girls to take a keen interest in physical fitness. Meanwhile, on the work front, Taapsee Pannu will next be seen in Anubhav Sinhas film Thappad.The trailer of the film has been well received by the audience. The film traces the story of a woman who seeks divorce after her husband slaps her at a party. The film is slated to be released on February 28.