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Ranbir Kapoor has a special BIRTHDAY SURPRISE for Alia Bhatt [Read the deets inside]
While Ranveer Singh is setting the goals for millennial husbands, Ranbir Kapoor seems to be setting the benchmark high for boyfriends. The doting beau has planned something special for his girlfriends birthday. Alia Bhatt recently rang in her birthday celebrations at home with friends and family. While that was a low key private affair, we hear that Ranbir has now planned a special holiday for his bae. Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt, who recently returned from Switzerland, after attending the Ambani Mehta wedding from the Ski resort, are all set for another ski adventure. As per current reports, Ranbir will be taking Alia to Aspen Mountain Ski Resort in Colorado for her birthday vacation. The duo is expected to take off this week after the actress wraps up her work commitments. Alia Bhatt is currently in the midst of promoting her upcoming magnum opus Kalank that features her alongside Varun Dhawan and an ensemble cast of Aditya Roy Kapur Sonakshi Sinha Madhuri Dixit , and Sanjay Dutt amongst others. The actress is expected to wrap up the promotions of the same before taking off on the trip. Readers would be aware that a fun filled birthday celebration was planned for Alia Bhatt during her birthday eve. Besides her girl gang comprising of Masaba Gupta, Ranjan sisters and others, the birthday bash also saw her mentor Karan Johar and her friends Ranbir Kapoor and Ayan Mukerji in attendance. Reports have it that, post the bash, Ranbir also spent the entire day with Alia and made her birthday special. Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt are currently also working together on Brahmastra.The first of this superhero trilogy featured the couple in the role of Shiva and Isha and is directed by Ayan Mukerji. The film is expected to release by the end of this year, in December 2019.
Shah Rukh Khan, Katrina Kaif, Salman Khan to come together to promote Urdu language
The Government seem to have taken a strong stand now owing the promotions of the Urdu language. Amidst many other languages that India is know, Urdu is one of the most prominent ones and some of its elements are even involved in Bollywood. Considering the languages close connection with the film industry, now we hear that superstars Shah Rukh Khan Salman Khan and actress Katrina Kaif have been roped in to promote it. Current reports assert that the National Council for Promotion of Urdu is keen on taking this campaign ahead and believes that the stars can help for a wider reach. These reports state that NCPUL feels quite threatened by the increasing competition with private organizations which have rigorous initiatives to promote the language. In these reports, it has been mentioned that Aquil Ahmed director of NCPUL have confirmed the developments adding that they will be asking Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif to speak a few lines in Urdu. They will be recording the same and use the same as promotional videos to get more people interested in the language. These reports also stated that the Modi Government has given financial aid to the NCPUL to help them in their endeavour. For the uninitiated, NCPUL organizes conferences, workshops on national as well as international levels. They also publish Urdu books along with offering diploma courses in Urdu and Arabic. Coming to the film front, Shah Rukh Khan is busy reading scripts and expected to start work on the Don series. Salman Khan is gearing up for the release of Bharat during Eid and will start shooting for Dabangg 3 post that. Katrina Kaif too will be seen alongside Salman in Bharat which is directed by Ali Abbas Zafar.
Akshay Kumar hopes after Kesari, this chapter of Battle Of Saragarhi is added to history books
Akshay Kumar is bringing the vital episode of Indian Armys bravery The Battle of Saragarhi to celluloid with Kesari. The film is his attempt to focus on home-grown stories. Google has named it amongst the five most valiant battles of all time. In Britain, people celebrate Saragarhi Day, and here, our kids have no idea about the war where 21 men took on an army of 10,000 people, knowing that they will die. They managed to kill 900 people. We are so happy to see a fictitious film like 300, but dont celebrate our real stories of bravery enough. This story should be close to everyones heart. Surprisingly, our history books dont have the slightest mention of it, says Akshay who hopes that after Kesari this chapter is added to history books. The actor, who has a soft spot for stories that are a reflection of our country, adds, We dont need Hollywood, our country is full of incredible stories. I dont take credit for finding them. The credit for PadMan goes to Twinkle. Toilet: Ek Prem Katha was discovered by Neeraj Pandey and Airlift is Nikkhil Advanis idea. I take the credit for backing these stories. Currently, Akshay is busy promoting the film with co-star Parineeti Chopra.Directed by Anurag Singh, produced by Hiroo Yash Johar, Aruna Bhatia, Karan Johar , Apoorva Mehta, Sunir Kheterpal and presented by Zee Studios, Kesari will be in theaters on March 21. ALSO READ: Sadly, we havent made a film on it and not many people know about it Akshay Kumar on bringing Battle of Saragarhi to big screen with Kesari
Sanjay Dutt wears 25 kilos of armour in Ashutosh Gowarikers Panipat
Sanjay Dutt is currently shooting in Jaipur for his upcoming historical war drama Panipat.The actor will be essaying the role of Ahmad Shah Durrani, the founder of Durrani empire. The actor has completed one and a half month schedule shooting in Jaipur. He is not only hitting the gym for a desired physique of the King Ahmad Shah Durrani but the actor is making sure he perfects his art in carrying the heavy armour. A source says, Sanjay Dutt is wearing one of the heaviest armour till date. The protective shield that Dutt is wearing weighs around 25 kgs. While shooting in Jaipur, the actor in between shots or right before wearing the heavy armour would hit the gym so that he can perform effectively and give his best. The actor also wore a traditional headgear of a king. The armour is inspired by the armour worn by the kings during that era. Earlier, last year when the actor went for a hair, make-up and costume trials, the armour was specially designed according to Dutts personality. Sanjay Dutt, who is juggling with more than 5 films this year, is currently having the busiest year. The actor carries his gym along wherever he goes whether its Karjat or Jaipur and shares his gym with the cast and crew to make it a more enjoyable experience. Panipat stars Arjun Kapoor Kriti Sanon in the leading roles. It is scheduled for November 2019 release. ALSO READ: Sanjay Dutt goes on a diet mode for the role of Ahmad Shah Durrani in Panipat
Ajay Devgn starrer Syed Abdul Rahim biopic to go in floors in June, makers plan for 2020 release
Ajay Devgn is all set for yet another interesting role of Maratha soldier Taanaji Malusure in his next, Taanaji: The Unsung Hero.Post that, the actor will kick-start the much awaited Syed Abdul Rahim biopic. It was recently announced that South actress Keerthy Suresh has been roped in for the Boney Kapoor production. Now, the producer has revealed that it will be a start-to-finish schedule. It will go on floors in June this year and plan to wrap up by October.Boney Kapoor revealed that they plan to shoot in Indian cities like Delhi, Lucknow, Kolkata and Mumbai. They are eyeing for 2020 release. Syed Abdul Rahim was an Indian football coach and manager of the Indian national team from 1950 1963. His stint as a coach for the team made the country win a gold medal in Asian Games 1962 in Jakarta. To stay true to the events, the makers will be shooting in real locations including Jakarta, Melbourne and Rome, said Boney Kapoor. The lead actors will be seen in several looks it seems as the lead actors will age over a span of 15 years in the film. They dont plan to use prosthetics for the same, as per the producer. They are planning to hire an international football coach as well. Not just that, they have a title in mind but are waiting for NoC as it has been registered by Boney Kapoors friend. Once they receive it from him, they plan to announce the film and the release date. Meanwhile, Ajay Devgn has a lot to look forward to including De De Pyaar De , Luv Ranjans next with Ranbir Kapoor Taanaji The Unsung Warrior to name a few. ALSO READ: Ajay Devgn to ROMANCE this south star in Syed Abdul Rahim biopic
Shahid Kapoors debut film Ishq Vishk to get a sequel
The coming years will be all about sequels and remakes. As many are already set for release or in the making, another sequel is on cards. Shahid Kapoor , who made his debut in college romantic comedy Ishq Vishk in 2003, is all set to get a sequel. The film, which starred Amrita Rao and Shehnaz Treasury, is currently under scripting stage, as confirmed by producer Ramesh Taurani. Ramesh revealed that they are indeed working on Ishq Vishk sequel and that it is currently under scripting stage. It will be either teenage or college romance. The scripting will be finished in the next two to three months after which they will begin finalizing the cast and director. Talking about Shahid Kapoor who made his debut in 2003 with the film, Ramesh Taurani revealed that he had first seen the young lad in Aryans music video Aankhon Mein Tera Hi Chehra in 1999. But, he was too young for Bollywood. So, Taurani had asked him to wait for two-three years before he could launch him. When the script for Ishq Vishk came along by Ken Ghosh, Taurani said that he had a hero in mind for the lead role and introduced him to Shahid Kapoor. Amrita Rao, who was scouted by the team after seeing her in a coffee commercial, bagged the leading ladys part after the films team saw her commercial. There are rumours that Girish Taurani might feature in it but Taurani denied it saying, Nothing like that. We are writing it now, and once done will take a call if Girish should feature in the film or not. Ishq Vishk revolved around three characters and their close friends. Rajiv (Shahid Kapoor) and Payal (Amrita Rao) are childhood friends and study in the same college. While Payal is in love with Rajiv since school days, he falls for everyone but her. He dates her for a few days just so his school friends would stop teasing him for lack of a girlfriend and let him tag along on a couples trip. His best friend Mambo (Vishal Malhotra) also tags along. Payal breaks up with Rajiv after finding out his motive. After a major showdown, Rajiv begins dating colleges hottest girl Alisha. The story revolved around his love triangle and how Payal and Rajiv eventually end up together. Ever since the film became a hit, Shahid Kapoor and Amrita Rao went on to be paired again in Vaah! Life Ho Toh Aisi! Shikhar and Vivah.ALSO READ: Shahid Kapoor is in rage as he turns Kabir Singh in this photo!
Kedarnath director Abhishek Kapoors next to be based on the Pulwama attack
Abhishek Kapoors last cinematic outing was the Sushant Singh Rajput Sara Ali Khan starrer Kedarnath.While the film which seemed to have been mired in controversy in the run up to its release hit screens without a hitch, we hear that the filmmaker too has moved on to his next. If what we hear is true then, Abhishek Kapoors next venture will be based on the recent horrific Pulwama attack that happened in February this year. As per the grapevine, it is learnt that Abhishek Kapoor will be teaming up with Mahavir Jain to develop a film based on the Pulwama attack that shocked the country earlier this year. If that wasnt all, we also hear that the film which is expected to go on floors somewhere in mid-2019 is currently in the scripting stages. Given the success of the recent release Uri: The Surgical Strike, it isnt a farfetched idea to imagine a film being developed on an attack that shook the nation. However, as of now while an official announcement of the film is yet to be made, we hear that both Kapoor and Jain are busy working out the script of the film. Once done, the duo will then focus on casting followed by execution.
Aamir Khans Forrest Gump remake titled Lal Singh Chaddha to release in Diwali 2020
After the Thugs Of Hindostan debacle, we waited for Aamir Khan to announce about his next project. The actor, on his birthday, announced to the media that he is working on something and revealed that he is remaking the famous Tom Hanks film Forrest Gump based on the novel by the same name titled Lal Singh Chaddha.Now we hear that the release date of the film has been locked too! If sources are to be believed, Aamir Khan who is jointly co-producing Lal Singh Chaddha along with Viacom 18 has locked in Diwali 2020 for the release date. A source close to the actor said, The preps for it has started and Aamir sir is yet to finish his research. We all know that Aamir sir takes only one film at a time and Lal Singh Chaddha is currently his priority. He will be prepping for the next six months after which the film will go on floors in the last quarter of 2019. Hence, keeping the schedules in mind, the team decided that Diwali 2020 would be best for the release. In an earlier interview with the media, Aamir Khan had spoken about Lal Singh Chaddha wherein he had stated that they had bought the rights of Forrest Gump from Paramount Pictures and that they have already started prepping for the film. We have started the preparation. We will begin shooting in October.The prep will go only for six months till the time I am ready for the role, he had asserted. Speaking of Lal Singh Chaddha , the film will feature Aamir Khan in the titular role. It is directed by Advait Chandan who made his Bollywood directorial debut with Secret Superstar.The role of the leading lady is yet to be revealed.
Jacqueline Fernandez roped in to be Akshay Kumars ladylove in Sooryavanshi
Jacqueline Fernandez and Akshay Kumar s pair is loved by most of us, their chemistry in the movie Brothers and Housefull 3 had left the audience in awe of them. While Brothers was an emotional roller coaster, Housefull 3 was a laughter riot. The fans certainly wouldnt mind seeing the two share screen space again and are actually looking forward to having them paired back again. Looks like the fans wont have to wait anymore! The duo is all set to share screen space and it already looks epic! Our highly placed sources have informed us that the leading lady for Rohit Shetty s cop film, Sooryavanshi is none other than Jacqueline Fernandez. The movie is already creating a lot of buzz with just one poster out. This is one aspect of the cop franchise that began with Ajay Devgn starrer Singham and then with the recent blockbuster, Simmba starring Ranveer Singh.There have also been reports of the finale being a female-cop movie. Coming back to Sooryavanshi , the movie will release in May, 2020. Akshay Kumar and Jacqueline Fernandez always manage to leave us in awe with their awesome chemistry and screen presence. At the recent FICCI Frames 2019, Rohit Shetty asserted that the promotions of the film wont be for longer than 20 days. But, be prepared to be floored by an awesome first promo. How excited are you to see the two back again? Be sure to let us know.
Box Office
Film NameNet GrossVerdict
Badla38.00 Cr-
Luka Chuppi67.36 Cr-
Sonchiriya6.60 Cr-
Total Dhamaal141.01 Cr-
Gully Boy134.91 Cr-
Amavas2.85 CrFlop
Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Ai...20.01 CrFlop
Thackeray31.60 Cr-
Manikarnika The Queen O...94.92 CrFlop
Why Cheat India7.80 CrFlop
Film NameReviewerRating
Milan TalkiesKoimoi1.50
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PhotographTimes of India3.00
BadlaTimes of India3.50