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Dhanush confirms Velaiila Pattadhari 3 aka VIP 3
We saw Kajol return to the South industry with VIP 2 aka Velaiila Pattadhari 2 last year. And now Dhanush has confirmed its triquel, that is, VIP 3.The actor-producer, who made his debut in Bollywood with Raanjhanaa is all set to collaborate with the same director Aanand L. Rai. Velaiilla Pattadhari 2 , which featured Kajol in a grey role of sorts, did fairly well at the South box office. And owing to the same, Dhanush confirmed a third instalment at the recently held Cannes Film Festival. The actor has stated during the festival that they have been looking out for ideas for VIP 3 and that they are definitely taking the franchise ahead. On the other hand, another film that Dhanush confirmed was one with Aanand L. Rai. However he refused to divulge any further details on it. Earlier too we had reported that the duo will be coming together. In fact, the two of them are even expected to produce a couple of films together but there have been no further details on the same. Coming to Velaiila Pattadhari , the first instalment was directed by Velraj and featured Vivek, Saranya Ponvannan, Samuthirakani, Surbhi among others. On the other hand, the second instalment featured Kajol along with a similar star cast. As for the third part, the casting and other details are yet to be locked since the film is currently in its initial stages. Also read: CONFIRMED: Dhanush to star in Aanand L. Rais next
Anupam Khers Actor Prepares to sponsor top awards at Kashish 2018
National award winning internationally acclaimed actor Anupam Kher and his acting school `Actor Prepares will sponsor top prizes at this years KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival. Anupam Kher has announced that cash prizes of Rs 30,000 will go to the Best Narrative Feature Film, Rs 20,000 to the Best Indian Short Film and Rs 20,000 to the Best Actor In a leading Role award. The awards will be announced at the closing ceremony of ninth edition of KASHISH 2018 on May 27, 2018 at Liberty Carnival Cinemas. The cash awards were instituted by Anupam Kher in 2013. Actor Prepares is happy to collaborate with KASHISH for the fifth consecutive year. Good cinema is Art, it is entertainment, it is also a medium for social change. It is important that independent filmmakers who work with limited budgets and little resources with the sole focus to make good cinema be encouraged, said International actor and Chairman of Actor Prepares, Anupam Kher. On the work front, Anupam Kher will be seen in two international shows. One is NBCs new medical drama New Amsterdam and other is BBCs drama Mrs Wilson. Also Read: NBC greenlights Anupam Kher starrer New Amsterdam!
CONFIRMED! Ranbir Kapoors Sanju trailer to release on May 30
The trailer of one of the most awaited films of the year Sanju is all set to release on 30th May 2018. Rajkumar Hiranis directorial Sanju showcases the life of yesteryear actor Sanjay Dutt , portrayed by Ranbir Kapoor.The biopic depicts the various stages of Sanjay Dutt s life, the teaser of which has already piqued the interests of the audience. Sanju showcases the highs and lows of Sanjay Dutts life, giving an insight into the unbelievable story of the actor. The teaser has garnered immense appreciation for the apt portrayal of Sanjay Dutts life. While Ranbir Kapoor is being showered with praises for his amazing transformation into each phase of Sanjay Dutts life, Rajkumar Hirani is hailed for his realistic portrayal. The movie also stars Anushka Sharma Sonam Kapoor Manisha Koirala Paresh Rawal in important roles. The director released multiple posters of the film, revealing the varied looks of Ranbir from the biopic. All the posters have gained immense appreciation from the audience and critics alike for the striking resemblance to Sanjay Dutt. Written and directed by Rajkumar Hirani, the film will also stars an ensemble cast in addition to Ranbir Kapoor which includes Paresh Rawal, Manisha Koirala, Vicky Kaushal, Sonam Kapoor and Dia Mirza amongst others. Produced by Vinod Chopra Films and Rajkumar Hirani Films in association with Fox Star Studios. Sanju is all set to be released on 29th June 2018. Also Read : Did Sonam Kapoor just say that Ranbir Kapoor could perfectly fit into Kareena Kapoor Khans role in Veere Di Wedding?
Sidharth Malhotra BATS for animal safety, WRITES a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Many actors and actresses like Alia Bhatt Anushka Sharma in the past have extended their support towards animal safety and animal rights. They have often participated in initiatives related to the cause too. Now, yet another actor who has been batting for a similar cause is Sidharth Malhotra ! In fact, he has written a letter to Honorable Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi for animal safety. Sidharth Malhotra, who is fond of animals and even owns a pet dog named Oscar, has decided to voice his support to animal protection and safety. Supporting the same, he has written a letter to our PM and we have now caught hold of a copy of the same. The actor has requested to increase the punishment for cruelty against animals. Our nations primary animal-welfare legislation, The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960, is woefully outdated. Currently the penalty for cruelty to animals is just Rs. 10 to Rs. 50 for a first offence and up to Rs. 100 or three months in prison for a subsequent offence barely equivalent to a slap on the wrist, said the excerpt from the letter. As a result, the newspapers are filed with reports of disturbing and egregious animal abuse in our country, including incidents in which dogs were poisoned, cows were burned with acid and cats were beaten to death. This does signification damage to our reputation as a nation that respects animals, stated the letter. The same was concluded with, If those guilty of cruelty to animals received jail time and significant fines as well as counselling and a ban on contact with animals it would help ensure that our duty under Article 51A (g) of the Constitution of India to show animals compassion is better upheld and respected and that society at large is protected from violent behavior. Sidharth Malhotra is yet to receive a response to his letter but we are sure that many from his fraternity will definitely come out in support of him in this endeavor. Also Read: INSIDE PICS: Katrina Kaif and Sidharth Malhotra party TOGETHER with Abhishek and Shweta Bachchan
Has Deepika Padukone signed a superhero ACTION film with Fox Star Studios?
We have been waiting with bated breathe for Deepika Padukone to announce a new film soon after Padmaavat and looks like the wait is over now. For the uninitiated, the leggy lass was supposed to do a gangster film based on Mumbai mafia queen Sapna Didi. Irrfan Khan was supposed to play a male lead with her but owing to his ill health, the film was postponed. Post that, her fans and industry alike were super eager for Deepika to sign a film soon. She specified that she wanted to do a light hearted love story next and now, there is a speculation again that she has signed a superhero film next with Fox Star Studios and it is set to be made on a MASSIVE scale. There is a buzz that DP has finally locked on the script after curating through many projects and she is very excited to do an out-an-out action film. Interestingly, Deepikas ex Ranbir too will be seen in a superhero film next. We cant help but draw the parallels here. Looks like after historical biographies and love stories, superhero films will be a new trend in Bollywood. If of course masses lap them up. Only time will tell if filmmakers will be able to crack the formula or no! On personal front, there is a speculation that Deepika Padukone will get married to Ranveer Singh sometime in November. Also Read: What next for Deepika Padukone?
Alia Bhatt and Mahesh Bhatt come TOGETHER not for a film but for Star Plus!
Known as one of the most talented amongst the Gen Y stars, Alia Bhatt is one of the biggest icons for the current generation. With a slew of hits in her career, the actress has now extended her brand association to television. And mind you it is specially for the channel Star Plus! Although the details of the same are under wraps, Alia Bhatt is shooting something special and specific for the channel. The channel as well as Alia expressed happiness in being associated with each other. From what these reports suggest, the brand collaboration of Alia and Star is related to the channel brands message of having strong female models. Alia Bhatt is considered to be one of the strongest actresses of her generation. Considering her connect with the youth, the channel reportedly also feels that the actress is a perfect role model who balances her professional front along with her family members. The actress great camaraderie with her entire family is something that is said to have prompted the channel to extend this association with her. Without divulging many details on her association with Star Plus, Alia Bhatt maintained that she is looking forward to work with the channel and how they share similar values. The actress further added that her deep roots with family come from what she sees at home and described her father Mahesh Bhatt as her biggest inspiration. Extending his support in this endeavor of Alia Bhatt is also her father Mahesh Bhatt. Interestingly, the latter is producing one of the prime-time shows of Star Plus, Naamkaran , inspired by the story of Pooja Bhatt starrer Zakhm.Also Read : Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan played Sabse Smart Kaun and guess who was the WINNER?
Race 3 actress Jacqueline Fernandez set to SIZZLE at the closing ceremony of IPL 2018 (read details)
Jacqueline Fernandez has been roped in to perform for the closing ceremony of the Indian Premier League on May 27 to be held in Mumbai. The actress has also been a part of the opening ceremony of the cricketainment where she danced to her hit numbers including Tan Tana Tan and Lift Teri Bandh Hai from her blockbuster film Judwaa 2.According to sources, Jacqueline is the only actress to have been roped in for both the opening and closing act of IPL. Not only does she have several hit songs to her credit, she is also high on energy and known for her moves, thats the reason she is sought after. Now, she will be grooving to her latest number Heeriye from Race 3.There are also talks of her performing a medley to her other popular tracks. Till date Jacqueline has 19 hits that include Chittiyan Kalliyan Jumme Ki Raat , Sooraj Dooba Hai and Sau Tarah Ke.Discussions are on to create a new musical piece that will weave all these songs together. A final call will be taken in a day or two about it, adds the source. The actress will not only perform on the ground but also will also be part of the two-hour TV show Cricket Final Party Toh Banti Hai where she will be seen talking about cricket with Salman Khan promoting their upcoming movie Race 3 and also shake a leg to their song. With Race 3 coming up, Jacqueline Fernandez will be seen recreating the Kick magic with Salman Khan. The pair garnered immense love from the audience, so much so that Sajid Nadiadwala has already cast the duo in Kick 2.Produced by Salman Khan Films and Ramesh Taurani under the banner of Tips Films, Race 3 is directed by Remo Dsouza and will hit theatres on Eid 2018. Also Read: Salman Khan plays saviour to Katrina Kaif & Jacqueline Fernandez
John Abraham required permission from politician Arun Jaitley to shoot these scenes for Parmanu The Story of Pokhran
It is not an unknown fact that John Abraham has fought a major battle to ensure the smooth release of Parmanu The Story of Pokhran.But did you know that the actor also required a series of permissions to shoot on this film which is based on real life incidents. Parmanu The Story of Pokhran is based on the 1998 nuclear tests in India and it was definitely challenging for John Abraham to procure all the permissions. Yet he ensured that all of those were in place. In recent reports, the actor-producer spoke about this stating that he required special permission from the then Defense Minister of India Arun Jaitley to fly drones in Pokhran [Arun Jaitley currently is the Finance Minister and Minister of Corporate Affairs Minister of India] Besides that, he also required the consent of the Border Security Force. The actor, however, was glad that all of these permissions were in place when the shooting kicked off. Besides these, John Abraham was also happy that they could incorporate some small incidents that happened for real during the nuclear tests. In recent reports, John Abraham mentioned that he had spoken to many people who were involved during the Pokhran nuclear tests like officials of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) and the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). He wanted to do so to maintain authenticity whilst shooting the film. During the same, the actor elaborated on an incident where people in Rajasthan ran out of onions. It seems that the unit working in Pokhran had bought all the onions because onions absorb radiation. Furthermore, John went on to add in these media reports, that some of these intriguing incidents are an integral part of the film too. Also starring Diana Penty , Boman Irani in integral roles, Parmanu The Story of Pokhran is directed by Abhishek Sharma. After a long legal battle with KriArj, the film is finally scheduled to release on May 25. Also Read: John Abraham and Diana Penty to lead Parmanu Pride Parade in Delhi
Chandrachur Singh croons for Yadvi The Dignified Princess
Chandrachur Singh has worked in many memorable films like Maachis Tere Mere Sapne Josh and so on. The actor was 1996 Filmfare Award winner for Best Debut for Maachis.Now, he has made his singing debut with the song, Rangreeza in the film Yadvi-The Dignified Princess , accompanying him is the Pawani Panday, Laila Main Laila song fame. Chandrachur Singh is playing a character of Maharaja Bhupinder Singh of Patiala. One of the wealthiest and famous Maharaja of India, who was first to own an airplane in India, that also Wright Brothers model and donated Ranji Trophy for cricketers, which is still given to Cricketers till today. The Maharaja is known for many contributions in the history of India. The music of the film is composed by Anuj Garg and panned by Nasir Faraz. The film now is set to release in Manhattan, New York and Beverly Hills, California. The film directed by New York based actress, Jyoti Singh and a script based on a real-life story/screenplay by Gauri Singh, her sister. The film will be screened at the Music Hall Theater, Beverly Hills, CA May 25 to May 31 (5 times a day for 7 days) and at the Cinema Village, Manhattan, NY, June 1 to June 7 (4 times/day for 7 days). Yadvi-The Dignified Princess also stars Vibhu Raqhav, Rahul Godara, Nikkitasha Marwaha, Reshaa Sabharwal, Namya Saxena, Ketki Puri, Minnie Pandit, Kuvam Handa, Yadvi Handa, Aishwarya Singh, Bernadine Linus, Mariane Borgo (French actress), Dina Rosenmeir (Actress from Denmark), & Minnie Pandit. The film is produced under the banner of RVP Productions, executive producer, Sumeet Verma.
Box Office
Film NameNet GrossVerdict
Raazi85.33 CrSuper-Hit
102 Not Out46.91 CrAbove Average
Omerta3.00 CrFlop
October45.36 CrAverage
Blackmail19.11 CrFlop
Baaghi 2165.00 CrSuper-Hit
Hichki46.17 CrHit
Raid101.54 CrHit
3 Storeys2.25 CrFlop
Pari24.65 CrAverage
Film NameReviewer NameRating
RaaziSukanya Verma4.00
RaaziRajeev Masand3.50
102 Not OutRajeev Masand3.00
Nanu Ki JaanuSameeksha1.50
OctoberMadhureeta Mukherjee4.00
OctoberSukanya Verma4.00
OctoberRajeev Masand3.50
BlackmailRummana Ahmed2.00
BlackmailRajeev Masand3.00