Priti Shahani Producer & President of Junglee Pictures has decided to bid adieu to the organisation after six years of her association. Since the last few months rumours have been rife about her exit and it has been learnt that she has resigned and will end her fruitful tenure by June end. During her stint, Priti has been responsible for laying Times Groups foundation in the movie production business by setting up Junglee Pictures and building it as a formidable studio. She has a distinguished track record of producing path-breaking movies like Badhaai Ho Raazi Bareilly Ki Barfi and Talvar , all of which have set benchmarks in various streams of storytelling and film making. Under her able guidance, the company has collaborated with the finest talent in the film industry, built robust relations and consistently delivered content driven films which have been critically acclaimed and commercially successful. While it is still not known about Pritis next move, it will definitely be interesting to know what she does next.
Bharat director Ali Abbas Zafar is all set and raring to go as his last release Bharat broke all records and emerged as one of the most successful films of this year. Salman and Katrina too have been riding high on this success along with their director Ali. While talking to media, Ali said that it is always a challenge to work with Salman Khan because it is very important that he does justice to his star power and does not disappoint his fans but Bharat was especially an important and difficult film for him because he had to showcase a period of 70 years in one movie. Despite Bharat making so much money Ali still feels that if the music could be reworked it could have had a greater appeal. Furthermore, he also revealed how he reacts to people writing about fall out rumours between him and Salman. He said that he pays no attention to them because people are interested to write bad things about them and easily forget the good parts. He also said that there is no truth to such things.
After riding high on the success of Student Of The Year 2 pan India superstar Tiger Shroff who also hails as the only actor in the B Town to own a movie franchise to his own credit, is all set to surprise all his fans once again with breathtaking stunts in his most anticipated upcoming movie Baaghi 3.Talking about the same, Tiger Shroff shares, The action is going to be a lot bigger in Baaghi.After getting us all hyped up with an assurance that the third installment of the action-packed Baaghi series is going to have a larger than life appearance as compared to the previous two films of the series, Tiger further says, And thats why I have begun the prep in terms of sequences, using different weapons and fighting in diverse styles. In each of the Baaghi films, the actor has definitely proved himself to be a Baaghi a rebel with consistent delivery of stellar performances. The youngest superstar of the tinsel town who has always taken his fans back with his perfection of acing action films with his kicks and punches is also highly capable of showcasing a softer side in films where his acting prowess of a college-going boy has won hearts in his recently released, Student Of The Year 2.Tiger has gained an omnipresence among the masses with his flawless acting, the consistency as well as jaw-dropping dance, donning his muscular appearance- which makes him the popular face across the tinsel town. Winning the label of Student of the Year after the release of the film, Tiger Shroff as Rohan has captivated the interests of the audience with his underdog character. After the humongous success of Baaghi 2 Tiger Shroff will be next seen in an untitled film with Hrithik Roshan , Baaghi 3 and an official remake of Rambo.
Ayushmann Khurrana , who continues to impress critics and audiences alike with his choice of subjects and his performances in his films, wrapped up Article 15 in 30 days. Thats not all, the team, led by director Anubhav Sinha , didnt take many breaks during the shooting schedule either. Ayushmann, who had been keen to work with Anubhav after watching his last release Mulk, was blown by the narration of Article 15.So much so, that he immediately consented to play the cop in this film, which is inspired by true incidents that made national headlines. Since the movie, which is backed by Zee Studios, was being shot in Lucknow, the actor reached the Uttar Pradesh capital a couple of days prior to the schedule to complete his prep for the part. Considering that the story is based on real-life events and director Anubhav Sinha was keen to keep it as authentic as possible, the movie was shot in real locations. And in keeping with the mood and the pace of the gritty narrative, Ayushmann, too, completed his portion in just about a month. Article 15 is set to get a world premiere at the tenth edition of the London Indian Film Festival. The investigative drama will be shown on the opening night. The film also stars Isha Talwar, M Nassar, Manoj Pahwa, Sayani Gupta, Kumud Mishra and Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub. Directed by Anubhav Sinha and Produced by Benaras Media Works and Zee Studios, the film is sure to put the audience through a social perspective and is set to release on 28 June 2019. ALSO READ: Ayushmann Khurrana SPEAKS UP on Article 15 being called anti-brahmin
The Kriti Sanon Diljit Dosanjh and Varun Sharma starrer spoof comedy, Arjun Patiala , features a 1980s-style voice that narrates unusual tales from the making of a typical Hindi cop film. After several screen tests, the makers of the Bhushan Kumar and Dinesh Vijan production got comedian actor Sunil Grover on board as the narrator. Director Rohit Jugraj says, We tried a couple of voices, but something was missing. We wanted someone who could imitate the vibe of the retro radio days. One day, Sunil was at the same studio as us, and upon hearing us out, got the tone we needed spot on effortlessly. Sunil reveals that everything fell in place by accident. Ask him how he managed to meet the brief without rehearsal, and the actor simply says, I could do it, so I did it, noting that the film is gutsy as it showcases the other side of the world. Rohit hails Sunils inclusion as the cherry on top, and explains, His presence just added more quirk to the comedy. Like everyone else, even I am his fan.He is making his place in Bollywood with good roles in different genres. The filmmaker goes on to add that for the longest time, people tried in vain to guess whose voice it was. In fact, even our cast didnt know till we told them, he signs off with a laugh. Gulshan Kumar and Dinesh Vijan present, a Maddock films production in association with T-series and Bake My Cake films, Arjun Patiala , directed by Rohit Jugraj, produced by Dinesh Vijan, Bhushan Kumar, Sandeep Leyzell and Krishan Kumar. The film hits screens on the 26th of July 2019. ALSO READ: Arjun Patiala: Kriti Sanon turns tutor, teaches Diljit Dosanjh and Varun Sharma the basics of MARKETING the film (watch video)
With Shah Rukh Khan no longer willing to be part of the Don series, the franchise may no longer be carried forward. According to informed sources, the films producers Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar are not inclined to make another Don film now or in the future. These stories about this and the other actors taking over the Don baton are so out of line. Farhan Akhtar (director of the Don series) has no script, not even an idea for a plot to do another Don film. Hes busy with his acting and music career. He hasnt directed any film for the last nine years. His last directorial was Don 2 in 2011. It looks like the Don series is dead, says the source. A close director-friend of Akhtar agrees with the above opinion stating, I dont see any inclination in Farhan to direct a film at this point of his life. Right now hes busy prepping for the role of his lifetime as a boxer in Rakeysh Omprakash Mehras Toofan.That will keep him busy this year and most of 2020. Before that he has just completed another acting role in Shonali Boses The Sky Is Pink.Where do you see direction fitting into his schedule? When contacted, producer Ritesh Sidhwani chose to remain silent. Perhaps silence in some situations speaks louder than words.
There are reports that the second season of Sacred Games 2 has been delayed because of its two principal actors busy schedule. According to source-based report in a Mumbai tabloid, The shows leading men ( Saif Ali Khan Nawazuddin Siddiqui ) are preoccupied with their respective projects. While Saif is shooting for his home production Jawani Jaaneman in London, Nawaz has allotted bulk dates to his brothers directorial venture Bole Chudiyan.But Saif very clearly and equivocally dismisses these rumours saying, How absurd would it be for Sacred Games to be delayed because we both are doing something else. Of course both of us (Saif and Nawazuddin) are busy. But not at the cost of our commitments. Saif categorically denies the delay report. Another actor from the series who doesnt want to be named says, Netflix may have decided to move ahead the release date of Sacred Games 2.But not because of the actors. All of us have completed our work. The Saif track and the Nawaz track were separately directed by Neeraj Ghaywan and Anurag Kashyap, respectively to save time. If there is any delay in the release its got nothing to do with the actors.
Jackky Bhagnani is all set to take Vashu Bhagnanis legacy forward by signing on three directors for interesting projects backed by Pooja Entertainment. The three names include Nitin Kakkar of Filmistan fame, Rahil Barve of Tumbbad and Vijay Lalwani who has made a name for himself on OTT platforms. The new line up of filmmakers ensures that the production house will be focusing only on good content henceforth. Jackky claimed that content is the queen and hence all the projects under his production house will reflect that. The brief given to these filmmakers is that the movies should be high on content as well as entertainment. The filmmakers are yet to announce their films. Stay tuned for more information regarding the same.
Superstar Shah Rukh Khan has not seen success at the box office in a while. The actor had three back to back failures with Fan Jab Harry Met Sejal and Zero.While he was supposed to star in Rakesh Sharma biopic Saare Jahaan Se Achcha , he backed out from the project. There were reports that he had signed Sanjay Leela Bhansali project which will be a biopic on Sahir Ludhianvi. But, he has stated that he isnt doing any films right now. Speaking to Filmfare, Shah Rukh Khan recently said that he is not doing any films and wants time to select his next. I have no film with me right now. I am not working on any film. Usually what happens is when your one film is coming to an end, you begin work on your next film and I get involved within 3-4 months. But this time I am just not feeling likeMy heart doesnt allow me to..I just felt that I should rather take time out, watch films, listen to stories and read more books. Even my kids are in their college stagemy daughter is going to college and my son is about to finish his studies. So I just want to spend more time with my family, he said. Meanwhile, Shah Rukh Khan recently produced Badla starring Amitabh Bachchan and Taapsee Pannu which was a hit. The actor is producing two Netflix series Bard Of Blood starring Emraan Hashmi and Class Of 83 with Bobby Deol. ALSO READ: Shah Rukh Khan comes out in support of acid attack victims by launching the Meer Foundation website on Fathers Day