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Farhad Samji written Akshay Kumar starrer Kanchana remake titled Laaxmi Bomb
Just last week, Farhad Samji who is currently directing Housefull 4 had confirmed that the Akshay Kumar starrer that he was writing which was the Kanchana remake had been tentatively titled Laaxmi.Well, now we hear that the makers of the film have finally locked the title for the remake. If what we hear is true, then apparently the film has been titled Laaxmi Bomb.In fact, confirming this new development we came across this image of the clap board from the film that clearly displays the title of the Kanchana remake as Laaxmi Bomb.Directed by Raghava Lawrence, the film is being produced by Cape of Good Films, Tusshar Entertainment House and Shabinaa Entertainment. Interestingly, while Raghava Lawrence both directed and starred in the Muni series of which Kanchana is a part, he will apparently be only behind the camera in the Hindi remake. While an official announcement about the title and cast details of the film are awaited, we hear that Laaxmi Bomb went on floors a couple of days back. As for the film itself, the Kanchana remake or Laaxmi Bomb follows the story of a ghost seeking vengeance for being wronged and haunts everyone who is staying in the house. The original set of Muni and Kanchana films was directed by Raghava Lawrence who also played the lead in the film. There were reports earlier stating that the film will see Akshay in the role of a ghost but the details are currently kept under wraps. There were also speculations about Kiara Advani playing the leading lady along with Madhavan playing an integral role in the film but there has been no update on that front.
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You Go Girl: Bhumi Pednekar is floored by Deepika Padukones Chhapaak transformation
Deepika Padukone and Bhumi Pednekar have something in common. Both these actresses have pushed the envelope in their respective films Chhapaak and Saand Ki Aankh by transforming themselves entirely for their roles on screen with the help of prosthetics. While Deepika plays a real-life acid attack survivor, Bhumi plays the role of the worlds oldest sharpshooter. Both these ladies have used prosthetics and endured long-hours of make-up, to turn themselves unrecognisable on screen. Their commitment for their films has been lauded by audiences as both their looks went viral. Bhumi is all praise for Deepika who is bringing focus to a hugely relevant and a burning social issue by picking Chhapaak as her next big project. I saw the first look for Chhapaak and it was brilliant. Seeing Deepika transform and become unrecognizable and so true to that part she was playing was amazing. Her transformation stopped the press. Im really proud to see the work that all we actresses are doing. It pushes me to do better work, Bhumi tells us. She adds, It is a great time for women in the industry as from Saand Ki Aankh to Chhapaak , different unconventional subjects and issues are coming to the forefront and are being mounted on women. This effectively means people just want to see good cinema and all the talk of movies cant be mounted on women because of business reasons is nothing but a patriarchal stereotype. Bhumi is thrilled with the love her first look got. She says, Its is absolutely overwhelming to see the love that Saand Ki Aankh is getting and its feels great that our look is being appreciated. As an actor, I have given my all for this film and after seeing all the positive reactions, the daily 3 hours of make-up has definitely been worth it. The acclaimed actress has always transformed herself on screen. No one can forget Bhumi putting on kilos for her debut hit Dum Laga Ke Haisha or her metamorphosis in the hugely appreciated Lust Stories and Son Chiriya.She says, I enjoy transforming myself for my roles. Its quite exciting for me, to see the way people react and how amazed they get with everything new you do. So, yes the transformation to become Chandro was necessary as it was important that I look real. I feel a lot of responsibility playing her on screen. Both Chandro dadi and Prakashi dadi are champions and are real-life fighters and Im happy that the film is getting so much love.
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Mardaani 2: Rani Mukerji set for an action-packed schedule in Rajasthan
Rani Mukerji is set to go on a hunt for her 21-year-old nemesis in Rajasthan! We have information that the much awaited Mardaani 2 s second schedule will see Rani launch an extensive operation to find the merciless villain in Kota and Jaipur. The action-packed schedule starts the first week of May with Rani as the fearless and committed Superintendent of Police, Shivani Shivaji Roy, laying out her intricate plan to take on the antagonist head on. Gopi Puthran, director of the sequel says, Its an intense one month long schedule in Rajasthan which forms the backdrop to the story of Mardaani 2.Ranis investigation will take her to Jaipur and Kota. Given that we are shooting in peak summer of Rajasthan, it will be physically demanding because Rani will be doing action sequences too. The entire team is thrilled to be shooting in the beautiful state of Rajasthan and we are looking forward to the love and cooperation from the people. Rani had delivered an outstanding performance in the superhit and hugely acclaimed prequel, Mardaani, in which she took on the kingpin of a child trafficking racket. So, there is a lot of anticipation on who her villain will be in the sequel. Produced by Aditya Chopra , this will be Ranis next release after the global blockbuster Hichki. Mardaani 2 marks the directorial debut of Gopi Puthran, the writer of the first Mardaani f ilm.
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Parineeti Chopra to play Emily Blunts character in The Girl On The Train remake (all deets inside)
Parineeti Chopra is sure all set to come back in the game, in a big way! After replacing Shraddha Kapoor in the Saina Nehwal biopic, she is set to play Emily Blunts character in the Hindi remake of The Girl On The Train ! Reliance Entertainment is set to back this project based on a super hit book by Paula Hawkins. The movie will be directed by Ribhu Dasgupta and has all the elements of intrigue, drama to keep you on the edge of your seat. Pari will be playing a divorcee addicted to alcohol, who investigates a crime scene. It sure is a challenging role for her and a departure from her usual bubbly self. The film is based on Paula Hawkins 2015 runaway bestseller, The Girl On The Train.The book was also adapted into a Hollywood film by Steven Spielbergs DreamWorks Pictures and received a warm reception at the US box office. Emily Blunt received a nomination for her performance at the 23rd Screen Actors Guild Awards, as well as a nomination for BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, in the film. The author-backed role in the official Hindi remake will star Parineeti Chopra, who steps into the shoes of an alcoholic divorce, who becomes involved in a missing persons investigation. The psychological thriller will be produced by Reliance Entertainment, who have procured the rights of the book and the film and will be adapting it from an Indian story telling perspective. Confirms Shibasish Sarkar, Group CEO Reliance Entertainment, Not only is The Girl On The Train, one of the best psychological thrillers but also a heartwarming story of the female protagonist and her discovery of life. We have procured the rights of the book and the film, and will be adapting it from an Indian storytelling perspective. Amblin will be a partner in this film. We are always pleased to work with our long-time partners at Reliance Entertainment to bring the best stories to audiences around the world. This Hindi-language adaptation of The Girl On The Train is a first for Amblin and a testament to Paula Hawkins incredible book and our 2016 film, says Jeff Small, President, and Co-CEO, Amblin Partners. The still to be titled, the taut thriller will be directed by Ribhu Dasgupta, who will adapt the bookkeeping in mind the sensibilities and grit of the characters from the source. As the film is all set to go on floors this year, National award laureate Parineeti Chopra cant wait to start work on the film. She says, I want to do roles that audiences havent seen me in before and ones that require a lot of prep and homework, which is why The Girl On The Train really worked for me. The character is an alcoholic and a victim of abuse, and I havent explored anything like her onscreen before. Talking about what made Parineeti the ideal choice for the protagonist in the film, Ribhu says, The character is edgy, dark, and gritty along with being extremely emotional. So it is great to team up with someone like Parineeti, who is an extremely sincere actor and a powerful performer. The casting was a beautiful twist of destiny in a way for Parineeti Chopra who related to the character at the very start, Its exciting because I never thought Id actually be doing a film around a book Ive read and loved. I relate to the character because Ive studied and worked in London, its my second homeI even know the tube maps inside out. I cant wait to start shooting the film and relive those days and I hope people enjoy seeing me in a completely new avatar in this film. she adds. Though details remain unknown at this juncture, Shibasish reveals, The film is expected to go on floors around July 2019 and we expect to finish shooting by September. The film is entirely set in UK and we are in the process of locking the location. We havent fixed release date yet but it will be in 2020.
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Akshay Kumar to have a tte--tte with PM Narendra Modi, heres a sneak peek of their conversation
Akshay Kumar is a patriot, he loves India and it shows from the kind of films he does. From Gold to Holiday to Baby to Airlift , all these movies have been extremely high on patriotism and have been highly appreciated by the audiences. Akshay Kumar has never shied away from standing tall with his political views and appreciating the amount of hard work and efforts PM Narendra Modi has put in to take the country to its peak. Akshay Kumar took to his social media to share with his fans, his upcoming tte--tte with the PM himself where they discuss various topics from family to everything else candid. Their conversation will be aired on ANI today and the actor is extremely thrilled to have gotten this opportunity. He took to Twitter to tweet about this conversation saying, While the whole country is talking elections and politics, heres a breather. Privileged to have done this candid and COMPLETELY NON POLITICAL freewheeling conversation with our PM @narendramodi.Watch it at 9AM tomorrow via @ANI for some lesser known facts about him! Take a look. While the whole country is talking elections and politics, heres a breather. Privileged to have done this candid and COMPLETELY NON POLITICAL freewheeling conversation with our PM https://twitter.com/narendramodi?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw @narendramodi .Watch it at 9AM tomorrow via https://twitter.com/ANI?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw @ANI for some lesser known facts about him! https://t.co/Owji9xL9zn pic.twitter.com/Owji9xL9zn Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) https://twitter.com/akshaykumar/status/1120701537821630464?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw April 23, 2019 On the work front, Akshay Kumar has recently wrapped up the shoot for Good News , starring Kareena Kapoor Khan Diljit Dosanjh Kiara Advani , and Anjana Sukhani. He will also be seen playing the role of a 16 th century king in his upcoming comedy, Housefull 4.Apart from these two movies, he will be playing the role of Sooryavanshi in Rohit Shetty s namesake directorial.
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Anees Bazmee ANNOUNCES Pagalpanti 2, reveals grand plans for the franchise
Anees Bazmee has just finished a 58-day long shoot of Pagalpant i in London and well, he already has plans for its sequel. He recently announced that the movie is going to be a franchise and is a comic caper which everyone will relate with. It is claimed that this is Bazmees funniest film and it stars John Abraham Anil Kapoor , Ileana Dcruz, Arshad Warsi, Kriti Kharbanda, Pulkit Samrat in lead roles. John will be in a never before seen avatar as a down on luck commoner and he leads the story forward with help of his co-stars Arshad, Anil, Pulkit and of course the girls, Kriti and Ileana. Pagalpanti is expected to feature all the quintessential quirky elements of an Anees Bazmee film and not surprisingly, it is said to be an out and out comedy. It is expected to hit the big screens on December 6 this year.
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Varun Dhawan and Sara Ali Khan to star in David Dhawan & Vashu Bhagnanis COOLIE NO 1
Its official. Varun Dhawan is coming together with his father David Dhawan for another comedy caper, Coolie No 1. The film stars Sara Ali Khan in the leading role. The announcement was made on the occasion of Varuns 31st birthday today. After 25 years, David Dhawan and producer Vashu Bhagnani are coming together to adapt the classic comedy, Coolie No 1.Not only that, the film will go on floors in August 2019. This will be the third collaboration between the Dhawan father son duo after successes of Main Tera Hero and Judwaa 2.Coolie No 1 , directed by David Dhawan, originally starred Govinda, Karisma Kapoor and Kader Khan. The film featured some of the iconic songs including Husn Hai Suhana and Main Toh Raste Se Ja Raha Tha which will be recreated in Varun Dhawan starrer. ALSO READ: Coolie No 1: Varun Dhawan reveals the David Dhawan directorial starring Sara Ali Khan is not a REMAKE
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Gear up for the sangeet number of the season with this Student Of The Year 2 track
Tiger Shroff , Ananya Panday and Tara Sutaria, the lead trio of Punit Malhotras Student Of The Year 2 , are back in a desi avatar. The youngsters will be seen in a cool new sangeet song, titled Mumbai Dilli Di Kudiya, which launches today. Director Punit said The previous film had Dafli Waley, we have Yeh Jawaani. They had Radha Teri Chunri, we have Mumbai Dilli Di Kudiya. Of course, the music of the films is in tune with their respective stories, but this song is in that space. Its a young sangeet number. Tiger is a great dancer, and he gives every performance his all. So, we had to up the ante as far as the dance is concerned. The pressure of recreating the magic is immense, admits the director. The songs of the original film really worked. So, yes, the pressure to recreate that magic is there. But we had so much fun shooting this film, and I feel that it shows and translates on screen, he added. Fox Star Studios presents a Dharma Productions film Student Of The Year 2.Produced by Hiroo Yash Johar, Karan Johar & Apoorva Mehta, the film is set to release on 10th May, 2019. The actors have been nothing but thrilled to have starred in this potential blockbuster. Student Of The Year 2 is also the second instalment of the SOTY franchise that launched gems like Alia Bhatt Varun Dhawan , and Sidharth Malhotra.
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Good News! Arjun Rampal is having a BABY with Gabriella Demetriades (see pic)
Arjun Rampal is all set to be a father the third time around and he cant help but get all mushy and emotional about it. He was in the news after he and his ex wife Mehr Jessia decided to part ways mutually, last year. Since then, he has been seen with Gabriella Demetriades. They made it official soon after the divorce came through. Now, Arjun is on seventh heaven because Gabriella is expecting! He took to Instagram for share a beautiful picture from their pregnancy photoshoot! He thanks her for this baby in his post. Blessed to have you and start all over againThank you for this baby. View this post on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/p/BwmuNENFDOz/?utm_source=ig_embed&utm_medium=loading Blessed to have you and start all over again.thank you baby for this baby ???????? A post shared by https://www.instagram.com/rampal72/?utm_source=ig_embed&utm_medium=loading Arjun (@rampal72) on Apr 23, 2019 at 9:38am PDT Arjun has two daughters, Myra and Mahikaa, with his ex-wife Mehr. We wish him heartiest congratulations as he is set to embrace fatherhood yet again.
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Box Office
Film NameNet GrossVerdict
Kalank66.03 Cr-
Romeo Akbar Walter33.10 Cr-
Junglee19.70 Cr-
Kesari105.86 Cr-
Badla88.02 CrSuper-Hit
Luka Chuppi94.15 CrSuper-Hit
Sonchiriya6.60 CrFlop
Total Dhamaal154.30 Cr-
Gully Boy139.38 CrSuper-Hit
Amavas2.85 CrFlop
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Reviews
Film NameReviewerRating
ShiddatIMDB3.90
KalankIMDB3.20
KalankTimes of India3.00
KalankKoimoi1.00
KalankNews182.00
Romeo Akbar WalterIMDB6.80
Romeo Akbar WalterKoimoi2.00
Romeo Akbar WalterDeccanchronicle1.50
Romeo Akbar WalterYahoomovies2.00
Romeo Akbar WalterNews182.50