Sanjay Leela Bhansali s upcoming magnum opus film Padmavati has been in the headlines for quite some time now. The film has been embroiled in a spate of controversies. After the numerous protests against the film, the director, and the cast, it has now been learned that the makers have decided to postpone the release of the film. The film, which was supposed to release on December 1, wont be releasing on the scheduled date anymore. The spokesperson of Viacom18 Motion Pictures said, The studio behind Padmavati has voluntarily deferred the release date of the filmfrom December 1st, 2017. Along with Sanjay Leela Bhansali , amongst the most gifted filmmakers of his generation, Viacom18 Motion Pictures has created a beautiful cinematic masterpiece in Padmavati that captures Rajput valor, dignity, and tradition in all its glory. The film is an eloquent portrayal of a tale that will fill every Indian with pride and showcase our countrys story-telling prowess across the globe. We are a responsible, law-abiding corporate citizen and have the highest respect and regard for the law of the land and all our institutions and statutory bodies including the Central Board of Film Certification. We always have and are committed to continuing following the established procedure and convention. We have faith that we will soon obtain the requisite clearances to release the film. We will announce the revised release date for the film in due course. We stand firm in our commitment to telling endearing tales that resonate with our audiences the world over as we have in the past with our other projects such as Toilet: Ek Prem Katha Queen Bhaag Milkha Bhaag and many more. Padmavati stars Deepika Padukone as Rani Padmini, Shahid Kapoor as Maha Rawal Ratan Singh and Ranveer Singh as Sultan Alauddin Khilji. The new release date of Padmavati is yet to be announced.
Just a couple of days back, there were reports that Mallika Sherawat was attacked by some masked men in Paris. The incident occurred when Mallika and her boyfriend French businessman Cyrille Auxenfans, fell victim to mugging. Now talking about the shocking attack, Mallika in an interview to a popular television news channel spoke about the incident. Expressing her views of not being phased by such paltry criminals and that she would not let the incident change her life, she added, It takes more than 3 masked men to take me down, I am a strong woman. Apparently, Mallika and Cyrille were attacked from behind by three masked men who sprayed tear gas and pushed her to the ground. While they started hitting Cyrille, they tried to grab Mallikas bag. Further talking about the incident Mallika added, that though Cyrille was a little hurt, they refused to cower down and fought off the men. Citing the happening as extremely traumatic, Mallika went on to say that no one should be made to suffer the insecurity of having their home broken into or the physical and mental abuse of such an attack. Though temporarily blinded by the teargas Mallika is now better with just a few bruises and marks and the feeling of having to look over her shoulder. Back on the work front, Mallika is gearing up for the release of the much talked about film Time Raiders.
Filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali s upcoming magnum opus film Padmavati continues to make headlines. The film is embroiled in a spate of controversies as certain fringe groups and politicians are protesting against it. While some are outraged over Deepika Padukone s comments when she called India as a regressed nation, some want the film to be banned for allegedly distorting historical facts. And some want Bharat Bandh on December 1. Ranveer Singh , who is essaying the role of Sultan Alauddin Khilji, has come forward in support of his director Sanjay Leela Bhansali and his vision. The actor, who has previously worked with the filmmaker in Ram Leela and Bajirao Mastani , recently spoke to a leading tabloid about the film and controversy surrounding it. Speaking about Bhansali and his safety, Ranveer Singh said that the whole situation has been tough for the filmmaker and the entire team. He is really concerned about Sanjay Leela Bhansali as he has done a lot for the film. He said that it has been difficult for the filmmaker considering he worked hard, put in a lot of effort, suffered, sacrificed a lot and fought for the film. He added that no ones feelings can be compared to what Bhansali is going through. Talking about the whole Padmavati row, Ranveer further said that he stands by Sanjay Leela Bhansali and is 200 percent with the film. He said he stands by filmmakers vision as Bhansali has done everything to bring to the big screen. Lastly, Ranveer added that his only request is for the audience and everyone, who are concerned about the film, should watch the film first. He said that people should not doubt Sanjay Leela Bhansali as he is a brilliant filmmaker who has a lot of respect for the Indian culture and heritage. He said that Bhansali would never imagine hurting anyones sentiments. He called Sanjay Leela Bhansali, a good man with good intentions. In the wake of the controversy, the Indian Film and TV Directors Association (IFTDA) along with CINTAA, other film industry members have extended their support to the movie and its director Sanjay Leela Bhansali. Salman Khan Jacqueline Fernandez Farhan Akhtar Sushant Singh Rajput Sidharth Malhotra are few of those members who have backed the filmmaker and are supporting the film. Padmavati starring Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh is scheduled to be released on December 1.
Subhash Kapoor showed promise as a director with his first film Say Salaam India itself that was made way back in 2007. Sadly, it sank without a trace. His next film, Phas Gaye Re Obama , got him some recognition. But it was Jolly LLB in 2013 that finally proved to the world that hes one of best writer-directors we have today. His next film, Guddu Rangeela , didnt work but earlier this year, Jolly LLB 2 got him back into the league. The manner in which he used humour in real-life situations and also ensured viewers had something to take home became his style and it also earned him a lot of respect. Subhash Kapoors next film is the ambitious project Mogul , the biopic of T-Series founder Gulshan Kumar. After he finishes his work on Mogul , we have learnt that Subhash Kapoor will be starting work on the third part of Jolly LLB franchise. And this time, hes going to have a casting coup of sorts. Jolly LLB had Arshad Warsi playing the title role while Jolly LLB 2 had Akshay Kumar playing the leading man. Now, theres a buzz that Jolly LLB 3 will feature both the Jollys and they will be pitted against each other! Yes, you heard right, Jolly LLB 3 will feature both Akshay Kumar and Arshad Warsi! Both Jolly LLB and Jolly LLB 2 were set in different towns the former was set in Delhi while the latter was set in Lucknow. The common factor between both the films was the character of the judge, Justice Sunderlal Tripathi, essayed by Saurabh Shukla.In fact, in Jolly LLB 2 , when Justice Sunderlal Tripathi meets Jolly for the first time, he remarks that he knows a lawyer, also named Jolly, from Delhi. So in the third part, both the Jollys will fight it out in the court with Justice Sunderlal Tripathi being the judge. Jolly LLB 3 surely cant get better than this!
The media and Bollywood fans got a bit of jolt yesterday when it came to light that two news channel editors, Arnab Goswami of Republic and Rajat Sharma of India TV, got a chance to see the upcoming period film Padmavati.Arnab Goswami especially went all out as he started talking about the various scenes of the film, including the climax. The Padmavati makers probably showed the film to give out a message that their film doesnt hurt the sentiments of the Rajputs and to hopefully lessen the protests that the film is facing. However, this new strategy has hurt the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC). Its chairman Prasoon Joshi has expressed displeasure over the fact that Padmavati was screened for the media even before getting a Censor certificate. He believed that such a move compromises the role of the CBFC and its not good in the long run. He further said that its myopic to treat certification process haphazardly as per the convenience of the makers. He was amused that on one hand, the filmmakers hold CBFC responsible for the mess and pressurize to accelerate the Censor process. But on the other hand, they try to subvert the very process. Hence, this decision to screen Padmavati for two news channels can set an opportunistic precedent, according to Prasoon Joshi. Yesterday, it also came to light that the Censor process of Padmavati couldnt get complete due to the application being incomplete. On this, Prasoon Joshi opened up that the film came up for review earlier this week. The makers however left the paper work incomplete. The disclaimer on whether the film is a work of fiction or is historical was left blank. Padmavati stars Ranveer Singh Deepika Padukone and Shahid Kapoor.It is directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali and releases on December 1.
Filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali s upcoming magnum opus film Padmavati is embroiled in a spate of controversies. The film continues to make headlines as certain groups want the film to be banned. In the wake of the controversy, the Indian Film and TV Directors Association (IFTDA) along with CINTAA, other film industry members have extended their support to the movie and its director Sanjay Leela Bhansali. Salman Khan Jacqueline Fernandez Farhan Akhtar Sushant Singh Rajput Sidharth Malhotra are few of those members who have backed the filmmaker and are supporting the film. On Friday, November 17, the Mumbai Police issued a stern warning against the adventurous miscreants who are planning to harm others and public property. Deven Bharti, Joint Commissioner of Police (Law & Order) said in a statement, Mumbai Police does not interfere with protests which are conducted in a democratic manner. Any individual or group which attempts to be adventurous will be dealt sternly and will face strict legal action. This statement came after some fringe groups threatened to harm Deepika Padukone and Sanjay Leela Bhansali. The commissioner further added, We are committed to providing security to everyone, individually or collectively, and have taken adequate measures for the protection of individuals who have received threats. We assure them that we will not allow miscreants to create any problem and they can indulge in their routine activities without any fear. Padmavati starring Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh is scheduled to be released on December 1.
Singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran is all set to have a rocking concert tomorrow at Mumbai. As expected, theres a lot of excitement about his stint in India, especially among Bollywood fraternity members. Usually, when such legends are in the city, a Bollywood star hosts a party for that person. For Ed Sheeran, its Farah Khan who has taken the initiative. As per reports, Farah Khan will be hosting a lavish rooftop party at her residence in Andheri tonight. Initially, she thought of throwing the party at a suburban five-star hotel. But later, she thought of giving the party a personal touch. Hence, she decided to host it at her house itself. Farah Khans parties are known for its lip-smacking food. Ed Sheerans bash will be no exception. It has been reported that special chefs have been flown down from Hyderabad to prepare mutton biryani and chicken tikka, among other Indian delicacies. As for the guestlist, prominent Bollywood celebrities like Deepika Padukone Karan Johar Alia Bhatt Abhishek Bachchan Katrina Kaif Sushant Singh Rajput and Malaika Arora are expected to attend this memorable bash. Shah Rukh Khan is expected to drop by, that too well-past midnight, just like he does usually. The party however will begin early as Ed Sheeran reportedly wants to be well-rested before his gig tomorrow. After his concert on Sunday evening, Ed is expected to go to Antilia, the posh residence of Nita and Mukesh Ambani, for the after party. This is the second visit of Ed Sheeran in Mumbai. The last time he came in 2015, he had befriended Farah Khan who had then taken him to the residence of the Bachchans. Ed met a lot of celebrities out there like Aamir Khan Kiran Rao Hrithik Roshan , etc. Earlier this year, Justin Bieber had a rocking concert in May during which he shocked everyone with his list of requirements. It included 10 luxury sedans, Jacuzzi backstage etc among other demands. In comparison, Ed Sheerans list was modest. He simply asked for bottles of fruit juice, beer, honey, plate of fresh vegetables and fruits etc. His only major demand was a special peri peri sauce that had to be sourced from Singapore.
A revolution of sorts is going on in Hollywood ever since it came to light that producer Harvey Weinstein sexually harassed women for decades. As more and more women came out and shamed him, it gave the courage for other survivors to talk about harassment they faced from other celebrities. Popular actor Kevin Spaceys career came to an abrupt end overnight after he admitted to have been the sexual predator. Closer home in Bollywood however, things havent changed much. Actresses have talked about this issue and admitted that casting couch exists in the industry but thats about it. No predator has been named and shamed yet. Sunny Leone however made some interesting remarks however on this aspect. She revealed that in Bollywood, she has never experienced casting couch. This is because she was sheltered by her husband Daniel Weber, who manages her career, along with her team. But she made it clear that casting couch surely exists in the industry. She also said that not just women, but even men are victims of it. Sunny Leone further added that women should come forward and speak about it. She believes that if more people would talk about it, the voice would grow louder. As a result, one day hopefully, the industry will be free of this menace. Sunny Leone has been in the industry since more than five years. She feels that she managed to survive in this male-dominated industry due to her fearless nature. She is happy to know that she can say yes or no to whoever she wants or whichever project, without any apprehension. On the film front, Sunny Leone was seen in the hit item song Laila in Shah Rukh Khan -starrer Raees.Then she had an item song in Sanjay Dutt s comeback film Bhoomi.Her next film Tera Intezaar releases on November 24, co-starring Arbaaz Khan.
The Akshay Kumar -starrer PadMan is getting a lot of positive coverage even before the trailer is out. Just few days ago, we reported that the Hollywood production house Sony Pictures Entertainment has come on board and will be distributing the film worldwide. And now, the team of PadMan has got yet another feather in their caps. It has come to light that a crucial sequence of this film will be shot in the headquarters of United Nations in New York City, USA. The makers of the film asked for filming at this iconic venue and as luck would have it, they got the nod. As per reports, the climax of the film will be shot here. Along with Akshay Kumar, Sonam Kapoor will also be present for the shoot. Akshays character will be shown delivering an emotional lecture in the film. It is also said that the films topic is universal and hence, was one of the big reasons why United Nations agreed to let PadMan makers shoot on their premises. However, the cast and crew will not be permitted to use their mobile phones while shooting. Also, they can shoot only for six hours a day over the two-week long schedule. Moreover, they will have access to only specific places in the headquarters. PadMan is inspired from the life of Arunachalam Muruganantham, who created a low-cost sanity napkin machine for the less-privileged women of the society, especially in the rural areas. The film is written by Twinkle Khanna and she threw light on this gentleman in her second book The Legend Of Lakshmi Prasad. She is also the producer of the film while R Balki is the director. Besides Akshay Kumar and Sonam Kapoor, PadMan also stars Radhika Apte.PadMan is the second Hindi film to be shot in United Nations. The first film was Half Girlfriend , starring Arjun Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor , which released earlier this year. The Nicole Kidman starrer The Interpreter , released in 2005, was the first film to be shot in this prestigious location ever.