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WHOA! Salman Khan to do a cameo in Shah Rukh Khans next with Aanand L Rai?
Ever since the two Khans have patched up, the bromance only got stronger between them. Superstars Salman Khan and Shah Rukh Khan had not worked together on silver screen since 2002 film, Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam until recently when SRK had a cameo in Salmans latest release Tubelight.The actor played the role of Gogo Pasha, a magician, who helps out Salmans character Laxman. During the promotions, Salman Khan had revealed that after one call, SRK had agreed to star in the film. Now, it seems like Salman will be returning the favour to Shah Rukh Khan. We all are aware that Shah Rukh Khan is starring in Aanand L Rais untitled next in which he plays the role of a dwarf. Speaking about the film, SRK informed that the film has a guest appearance in it and they are considering Salman Khan for the same. They are still working on it. He also said that it is unclear whether he would be playing himself or will have character. But, they plan to keep the role a secret till the end just like his role in Tubelight.Although Shah Rukh Khan is yet to speak to Salman about the cameo, he really wants him to come on board. Joking about their meetings, he said that they only get to meet each other at 3 am. So, SRK will have to find an apt time to speak about the film. However, the Khans reuniting on the screen is a possibility. As of now, Aanand L Rais untitled film stars Jab Tak Hain Jaan trio, Shah Rukh Khan, Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma.
Now a biopic on badminton ace Pullela Gopichand
Early last month, we had reported about Sonu Sood making a biopic on Pusarla Venkata Sindhu aka PV Sindhu, the girl who was responsible for Indias silver streak at the Olympics last year. This time round, producer Vikram Malhotras Abundantia Entertainment is now all set to make a biopic on Pullela Gopichand, the man who has been single handedly responsible for the meteoric career rise of the badminton aces like PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal and the latest poster boy of badminton Srikanth Kidambi. Vikram Malhotra has now acquired the rights from the shuttler-turned-coach Pullela Gopichand in order to produce a film on his life and achievements. The said film, which will be a Hindi-Telugu bilingual, is now in the development stages. Speaking about the film, Pullela Gopichand aka Gopi said that he was excited at the prospect of the film and was looking forward to it. He added that he very much liked Vikrams vision about the film. In the same breath, he also added that he was hoping that the film should be able to take badminton to millions more across the world. On his part, Vikram Malhotra said that it was an honor that a legend like Pullela Gopichand chose his banner to tell his story. He added that, it was a huge responsibility to make the film on Gopis life which has been very inspiring. He also added that their major aim was to create an authentic and impactful rendition of Pullela Gopichands story. When asked about the actor they have chosen to play the titular role, Vikram said that, while it was a tough choice, they were even considering doing the film with a newcomer. Watch this space for developments.
Sridevi shares a strong bond with her Mom co-actor Sajal Ali
By now, we know what a fan ofSridevithe human civilization is. Nonetheless, it comes as a surprise to know thatSajalAli, the Pakistani actress, who plays Sridevis daughter in the eagerly awaited Mom is not just a hugeSridevifan, but she got so close to the senior actress during shooting to be almost like a third daughter in theKapoorfamily. Says a source very close to the film, Normally, Sridoesnt mix with her colleagues at all. Not now, not earlier, never. She is a complete professional on the sets. Even in real life, she hardly has any friends. But withSajal, Sris equation was different. There is a very good reason whySrideviwarmed up toSajal. Sajal lost her mother recently whom she was very close to. It shattered the girl.SritookSajalunder her wings after that tragedy, treated the girl like her own daughters. After the tragedy, SajalcalledSrifrom her home-town in Pakistan and broke down saying the whole experience was too close to her to be treated as a film, says the source. Sadly, Sajaland her legendary screen-mom cannot be together to share this moment of deep empathy.
Salman Khan is a responsible actor. He would worry if his fans didnt like what he was doing Sohail Khan
Salman Khan, says his devoted brotherSohailKhan, is not really worried by the critical backlash against his new film Tubelight.SalmanBhaiwould be really worried if his fans and the people, who pay money to watch his film, were not happy. Because, he really is concerned about the ticket-paying audience which must not feel let down at any cost. Of course, the critics have every right to feel whatever they think right. And, Bhaiaccepts that without prejudice or suspicion.But, they should avoid personal comments and barbs aimed at an actors personal life. Please review the film, notSalmanBhaislife. However, Sohail Khan says, the critics view is not what concerns Salman Khan. It is what the public feels that bothers him.Salman bhaiis a responsible actor. Contrary to the image, he takes his duties towards his fans very seriously, saysSohailfaithfully and sincerely. He is all for the effort thatSalman Khanhas made to not beSalmanon screen. It is said he just needs to come in front of the camera and stand on the screen to make his fans happy. He could do ANYTHING he wants on screen. Or inversely, do nothing at all. Yet, Bhaichose to play this character who is humble, weak and vulnerable. I think it takes a lot of guts to play this atypical hero. SohailKhan says the happiest moment for the two brothers was when their father the famed writer Salim Khan approved of Tubelight.Our Dad said, what the film says about life is so important. We need to respect those who spread love in the world. Full credit to the director Kabir Khan for creating such a warm and love-filled atmosphere while shooting. Not once did Salman bhaiand I feel we had to fake the emotions. Every feeling just flowed effortlessly, saysSohail. About the mixed reactions from some quarters, SohailKhan protests, People are confused. Tubelight is not a typicalSalmanKhan film. He weeps, he cries, he wears his heart on the shoulder. Such emotional transparency is hard to accept inSalman bhaibecause he has a larger-than-life image. He wants to now experience what it feels like to play characters that are very different from what he is in real life. We should appreciate that.
This special gesture by Ranbir Kapoor for Katrina Kaif will leave you surprised
When films are announced, often they are subjected to many speculations especially when it comes to their casting. Similarly, it was no different in case of Anurag Basus Jagga Jasoos.However, when it came to their lead cast, after Ranbir Kapoor s name was announced, soon enough Katrina Kaif too was roped in for the role. While it was considered that the reason behind doing so was their on screen as well as the then off screen chemistry between them, Ranbir Kapoor recently revealed that the actual reason is different. It is a known fact that Ranbir Kapoor forayed into production with Jagga Jasoos and there was a particular reason why he wanted to have Katrina Kaif on board as the leading lady. He revealed that he did so because he wanted to do something special for her in return for all that he has learnt from her. Before we go ahead, let us remind you that Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif were seen together in two films namely Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani as well as Raajneeti.Talking about working with her in these two films, Ranbir stated that it had been learning experience for him to work with her since she had given a lot to him. Hence he expressed his gratitude and was waiting for an opportunity to pay back. When he decided to further go ahead and produce Jagga Jasoos , he thought he would cast her, not because she is a big star but because he wanted to do something special for her and hence did it. Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif grabbed eyeballs recently for the funny banter during promotional events of their film Jagga Jasoos.As for the film itself, it is directed by Anurag Basu and after much delay it is finally hitting the silver screen on July 14.
Tigmanshu Dhulia to play Shah Rukh Khans father in Aanand L Rais next
Shah Rukh Khan has a lot on his plate right now. Currently, SRK is shooting for Aanand L Rais next film in which he plays the role of a dwarf. The shooting began in the month of May in Mumbai. The security on the sets has been beefed up to closely guard SRKs look in the film. In relation to the film, it has been learned that filmmaker Tigmanshu Dhulia has a role in the movie. As it turns out, he will be playing the role of Shah Rukh Khans father. While promoting his directorial venture Raagdesh , Tigmanshu revealed that he has already shot his scenes for the film. Now, around 2-3 days of shoot is left to finish his role. Keeping it short and simple, he added that he had a fun time shooting for the film. Well, it wont be the first time Tigmanshu Dhulia will be starring in the film. Previously, he has worked in Gangs of Wasseypur Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster and Hero among others. As of now, Aanand L Rais untitled film stars the Jab Tak Hain Jaan trio of, Shah Rukh Khan, Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma.Besides this, Shah Rukh Khan is gearing up for his next film Jab Harry Met Sejal with Anushka Sharma. Helmed by Imtiaz Ali , it is releasing on August 4, 2017.
Rajinikanth to meet Amitabh Bachchan to discuss political plans
The iconic Tamil star Rajinikanth , who has, so far desisted all attempts to suck him in into active politics, last week hinted that he may soon take the plunge. But, a close friend completely debunks the possibility. He may be mildly tempted to get into active politics. But, he wont. His family is dead against bringing politics into Rajinis career. They cite the example ofAmitabhBachchan, who, to this day regrets his sticky stint in politics. Apparently, Rajinikanth will meet his friendAmitabhBachchanto discuss his political plans as soon as the two busy superstars find a meeting ground in the next couple of weeks. Says a source close to Rajinikanth , He wishes to think over the issue, talk about it and explore the possibility. He isnt in a rush to get into politics. In fact, there is a lot of pressure on him to get into active politics from many quarters. But, he is no hurry to bite the bait. He will be meeting old friends whose judgment he trusts, includingBachchanSaab. There is the added situation regarding Rajinikanthjis frail health. Says a close family friend, His daughters wont allow him to do more than one film a year. For the first time in years, he shot for two films simultaneously viz., Robot 2 and Kabaali.The stress took its toll on his health. So, I really dont know whether politics is what he wants to get into.
Politician Jagdish Tytler wants changes in Madhur Bhandarkars Indu Sarkar
Considering that the film is based during the Emergency period, it was speculated that Madhur Bhandarkar s Indu Sarkar is sure to face controversies. However, it seems that the film has been caught in a web of them owing to the portrayal of characters inspired by real life. Yet another politician who has stood up against the film is none other than Jagdish Tytler. The former MP and Congress member revealed that he received many calls after the trailer of Indu Sarkar hit the tube asking him about his resemblance to the character portrayed in the film. In order to ensure, Jagdish stated that he too decided to catch up with the films trailer and observed that the resemblance was pretty uncanny. Hence, Jagdish Tytler has sent a letter to Madhur Bhandarkar questioning him about the portrayal of his character and the need for it. Reportedly, his statement not only asked Madhur Bhandarkar about the basis of his research but it also clearly asserted that he had no role to play in the Emergency as his work was all about restoring the situation post the Emergency. It also claimed that there are people who will brief about Jagdishs activities during this time period. Talking about how he was involved in the Each One Teach One Program, Jagdishs letter also questioned if this has been included as a part of the script. He also categorically mentioned that whilst he has no objection in his role being portrayed as a positive one in the film, he also added that if it is negative, Madhur may have to make corrections before the film releases. Let us remind you that Jagdish Tytler was accused of being involved in the 1984 Sikh riots. On the other hand, spokesperson of Madhur Bhandarkar whilst confirming that they have indeed received a letter from Jagdish Tytler also further clarified that the film is based on documented content in books, videos and documentaries. Further it has also been assured that the makers havent sensationalized any scene during the emergency period yet retaining that the story of Indu is fictitious. As for the film, Indu Sarkar stars Kirti Kulhari in the lead role of a poetess with a stammering problem and has Neil Nitin Mukesh playing the role of Rajeev Gandhi. While the protagonist character of Indu is said to be a fictional creation, the film is set in the backdrop of Emergence period and it is slated to release on July 28.
Adnan Sami to make his acting debut in Radhika Rao & Vinay Saprus next
Adnan Sami is all set to make his acting debut with Radhika Rao and Vinay Saprus next film Afghan In Search Of A Home .Adnan will be seen playing a musician in this movie. The movie is the perfect entertainer with drama, emotion and music. This project will be Adnans first project as an Indian. Adnan, Radhika and Vinay have been friends for over a decade and were last seen working together in Lucky No Time for Love.Afghan- In Search Of A Home is the story of a musician refugee from Afghanistan who flees his country of birth under extenuating circumstances to make a very longand arduous walk towards seeking an identity and a home. The film is a story of music and the musicians in countries where music is that one thing no one needs or wants anymore cause in a disturbed and violent terrain the first casualty is always art. What happens to all those poor musicians? What happens to a beloved piano or a beautiful guitar or a rubab when all you are allowed to carry is your own weight and those of your family members as you flee the homes you have known all your life? When Radhika and Vinay shared the story with Adnan he had goosebumps listening to it He was in awe of a story full of joys and tears, rubabs and dholaks, Invisible boundaries and displaced homes. It had taken a decade for the concept to be found and Adnan couldnt wait to be a part of this poignant and inspiring tale of the survival of music in a foreign country. Adnan says that this movie is very close to his heart as it is his first movie as an actor and as an Indian. He is the first Pakistani under the rarest clause in the constitution of India to be granted Indian nationality.
Box Office
Film NameNet GrossVerdict
Toilet Ek Prem Katha51.45 Cr-
Jab Harry Met Sejal59.20 Cr-
Mubarakan35.66 Cr-
Indu Sarkar4.30 Cr-
Mubarakan35.66 Cr-
Lipstick Under My Burkha18.05 CrAbove Average
Munna Michael33.12 CrFlop
Jagga Jasoos53.38 CrFlop
Shab36.50 CrAbove Average
Mom35.96 CrAverage
Film NameReviewer NameRating
Toilet Ek Prem KathaBollywood Hungama3.00
Toilet Ek Prem KathaMeena Iyer4.00
Toilet Ek Prem KathaSukanya Verma2.50
Toilet Ek Prem KathaShubhra Gupta2.00
Toilet Ek Prem KathaRummana Ahmed2.50
Toilet Ek Prem KathaVishal Verma3.00
Toilet Ek Prem KathaSarita Tanwar2.50
Toilet Ek Prem KathaRohit Vats2.50
Toilet Ek Prem KathaRajeev Masand2.50
Toilet Ek Prem KathaDivya Pal2.50