Karan Johar , on May 25, received birthday wishes from across the world. Amid the wishes, a certain birthday message created a storm on social media. New York-based Nepalese designer Prabal Gurung shared a message for the filmmaker which read, Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya. Happy birthday KJo. This photo and message soon went viral on social media before Karan responded in his comments and wrote, Control yourself bhaiya! ????????????. As everyone began to speculate that they were indeed dating, Prabal Gurung has denied rumours about having a romantic relationship with Karan. In a statement that he shared on Twitter, he wrote, No, I am not dating @karanjohar He is my dearest friend, mentor, buddy and a big brother. Pls. Kindly read the attachment with my statement and hopefully we can lay it all to rest. Wish you all nothing but the best and love XPG. The statement read: Can we have some humour and levity please. I feel very saddened and disappointed to need to say this, but to officially set the record straight: I am not in a romantic relationship with Karan Johar. It was done with humour and my absolute love of Bollywood, its melodramatic flair and the one and only Madhubala It has subsequently been misconstrued as Karan and me being in a relationship. Karan is one of my dearest friends. He has been someone I turn to in times of need. He is my mentor, guru, confidante and above all, a big brother to me. We have seen each other through our through our respective highs and lows. Karan is someone I deeply admire and respect.Not only has he been there for me, hes been there for my family as well. I admire his wit, compassion, and his empathy for this world. These reasons and many, many more is why I love Karan. But as a friend, as a big brother, as someone who I can always count on. To misconstrue my deep love for Karan as a romantic relationship is immature, unfounded and frankly very damaging in the 21st century In this time of incredible divisiveness and othering that is happening all over the world. I have been in a happy romantic relationship for over five years with someone else not Karan. There is not just one kind of love, one definition of love. I feel that each and every one of us need to love whoever we want, however we want to love them unabashedly, openly and proudly. No, I am not dating https://twitter.com/karanjohar?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw @karanjohar He is my dearest friend, mentor, buddy and a big brother. Pls. Kindly read the attachement with my statement and hopefully we can lay it all to rest. Wish you all nothing but the best and love XPG https://t.co/I5UQkIt2fx pic.twitter.com/I5UQkIt2fx Prabal Gurung (@prabalgurung) https://twitter.com/prabalgurung/status/1132720303883345920?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw May 26, 2019 ALSO READ: Prabal Gurungs Pyaar Kiya Toh Darna Kya comment for Karan Johar sparks AFFAIR rumours, KJo calls him BHAIYA
After starring in Dum Laga Ke Haisha and Shubh Mangal Saavdhan Ayushmann Khurrana and Bhumi Pednekar are all set to reunite for the third time in Dinesh Vijans Bala. While the cast has begun the Kanpur schedule of the film, the makers have announced the release date of the film.The quirky comedy Bala will release on 22nd November 2019. This past weekend, Ayushmann Khurrana and Bhumi Pednekar headed to Kanpur for a month-long schedule. Through their journey, the film impresses on the fact that most of us are usually attracted to outward beauty and dont go beyond that to understand the real person. Thats one of the reasons so many relationships are falling apart today! said Dinesh during the announcement of the film. Bala has Ayushmann Khurrana as a prematurely balding guy while Bhumi plays a dusky small town girl and Yami plays a supermodel from Lucknow. The film will be directed by Amar Kaushik whos the last outing Stree crossed Rs 100 cr at the box office. ALSO READ: Bala: Ayushmann Khurrana and Bhumi Pednekar to shoot in Kanpur
Filmmaker Anurag Basu is busy with the shooting of his untitled next which is speculated to be a sequel to 2008 film, Life In A Metro.The film stars an ensemble cast of Abhishek Bachchan Fatima Sana Shaikh Sanya Malhotra , Rajkummar Rao, Aditya Roy Kapur , and Pankaj Tripathi amongst others. Earlier this year, the makers also finalized release date for the film and it was January 24, 2020. But, now the release date has been pushed to February 2020. The highly awaited film of Anurag Basu is set to release on 21st Feb 2020. Not only that, the rumours are rife that the film will be called Ludo.While the makers are yet to announce the title, the release date has been pushed by a month. The original date has now been given to Varun Dhawan s Street Dancer 3D.The comedy anthology is being produced by Bhushan Kumar, Divya Khosla Kumar, Anurag Basu, Tani Somarita Basu and Krishan Kumar. ALSO READ: Anurag Basu directorial Life In A Metros sequel to be titled Ludo?