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Shah Rukh Khan responds to CBFCs disapproval of the term intercourse in Jab Harry Met Sejal
With the grand celebrations of Eid, Shah Rukh Khan is now gearing up for the release of his upcoming romantic film, Jab Harry Met Sejal.The film brings back SRK and Anushka Sharma in quirky roles. The films full-fledged trailer has not been released yet but is being released in mini-trailers. In one of the mini trailers, Anushka Sharma hands over an indemnity bond to SRK mentioning that there wont be any legal problems if they end up having intercourse. Well, this did not sit well with Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) chairman Pahlaj Nihalani.He also demanded that if he gets one lakh votes from the common people in its support, he will clear the usage of intercourse. On Monday, during Eid celebrations, Shah Rukh Khan spoke to media about the same stating, I think I am below 18, so I cannot vote (laughed). Its just the beginning of the trailers, the entire film is left. On a serious note, neither I, nor anyone in the film Imtiaz, Irshad (lyricist Irshad Kamil) sahab, Pritam , Anushka, Red Chillies, writers or anyone would use any disrespectful word, that hurts a family or anyones sentiment. We are yet to send the film to the censors and they should watch the whole film to decide. Maybe, out of context, he (Pahlaj Nihalani) did not like the words and if he didnt like it then we will change it. When they will watch the film and understand the full context, hopefully, they will understand. Directed by Imtiaz Ali and produced by Gauri Khan under Red Chillies Entertainment banner, Evelyn Sharma and Sayani Gupta also feature in the film. Jab Harry Met Sejal is releasing on August 4.
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Ajay Devgn to play Baba Ramdev?
Is Ajay Devgn all set to play the coolest godman in India? If reliable sources are to be believed, Ajay Devgn who was last seen in the underwhelming self-directed home production Shivaay may soon don the saffron for the role of Baba Ramdev. The Baba, known to be colourful quirky and quite a scene-stealer in public spaces, definitely has a huge success story to prop up his image. Devgn is keen to explore the image. The earlier plan was to produce a television serial on Baba Ramdev with the talented Death In The Gunj actor Vikrant Massey in the lead. But after Vikrant developed a nose-in-the-air attitude about television, Devgn who was to produce the serial, has taken the story back to the board. In all likelihood he will now produce a big-screen bio-pic on Baba Ramdev and will cast himself as the scene stealing Baba. Says a source, Talks of doing big-sceen bio-pic on Baba Ramdev gained credence only after Ajay Devgn decided to step in the role. With his purported epic on the Battle of Sargarhi showing no sign of progress it is full-throttle ahead with the Baba Ramdev bio-pic for Devgn.
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Heres why Taapsee Pannu is all set to move the court again
She played a victim in Pink who is dragged to court as she defends herself against the stereotypes and prejudices of the society. And now Taapsee Pannu will be yet again seen in the court defending and arguing but this time as a lawyer. After her action packed role in Naam Shabana , Taapsee will once again be back in a powerful role as a lawyer in the Abhinay Deo directorial. Although we arent of all the details of the character, we hear that the actress has not only given a nod but will start prepping for the film soon. In fact, we hear that the actress will start training for the same at least a month before it goes on floor. As far as the other casting details are concerned, the makers are currently in search of the male lead for the film. On the other hand, Taapsee Pannu is currently busy with the comic caper Judwaa 2 , a remake of the Salman Khan starrer by the same name. With Varun Dhawan playing a double role in the film, it also stars Jacqueline Fernandez as the other leading lady. However, we hear that the actress has taken off for a trip to Norway before she kickstarts the Portugal schedule for the film. Meanwhile, director of her forthcoming film Abhinay Deo recently wrapped up the shoot of Raita which stars Irrfan Khan and Kriti Kulhari in the lead. Reportedly, Taapsee Pannu starrer, Abhinays untitled film will commence shooting from October this year.
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Shah Rukh Khan sets up swanky new VFX office to work on Aanand L. Rais next
Shah Rukh Khan brought in some trend breaking technology in B-town with his company Red Chillies Entertainment. While most of the films use this as a premise of their film, Shah Rukh decided to put in something extra for his next which is an Aanand L. Rai film. For over a year now, there have been talks about Shah Rukh Khan playing a dwarf in Aanand L. Rais next. Besides the intriguing factor of seeing the actor in such a unique avatar, he is collaborating with this filmmaker for the first time. And now add to that, the film is going to be dominated by VFX or so says Shah Rukh Khan. The actor recently revealed that he has started up a VFX studio in Goregaon (suburban Mumbai) specifically for his next with Aanand L. Rai. The yet to be titled film, according to Shah Rukh Khan, will be technologically one of the most superior ever made in India. Revealing the details of the shoot schedule by far, the superstar stated that they have shot for around 10-15 days for the film and it is already on the edit table. He is currently waiting to see the results of this new technology. Talking about how time-consuming the entire process is, SRK added that for a 30 second frame they had to work for almost a month and that they are planning to wrap up the film in 15 months. As for the film, after much speculation it was finally announced that the Aanand L. Rai directorial would be a two-heroine project, and that the makers had roped in Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma for the said roles.
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Did you know? This was Shraddha Kapoors first job
It is true that many current Gen Y stars who belong to filmy families continue to carry forward their legacy and have made a name for themselves in the world of Bollywood. But during their student life, most of them led a normal life with many of them even taking up odd jobs abroad whilst studying. One amongst them is Shraddha Kapoor.Readers may be aware that Shraddha Kapoor, who is born to veteran actor Shakti Kapoor, used to study in Boston. But not many may know that the actress had taken up a part-time job at a coffee shop while studying. The actress worked for a popular coffee chain in Boston and decided to take this up along with her colleague just for experience. A source close to the actress said, She decided to do this job part time to feel a little independent and who minds some extra pocket money in college days. However, we must say that this trivia about the actress definitely took us by a surprise. On the film front, after her last release Half Girlfriend , Shraddha Kapoor will next be seen in Haseena Parkar , which is one of her most unconventional roles by far. Besides that, she will also star in the first sports biopic of her career, the one on Saina Nehwal to be directed by Amole Gupte.
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Vidya Balan returns as the ambassador of the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne festival
The Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM) is one of the largest Indian Film Festivals outside of India. The Festival is supported by the Victorian Government and last year was awarded the prestigiousMelbourne Award which recognizes significant contributions to the city and highlights the inspirational stories and achievements of Melburnians from all walks of life. IFFM was the first Indian event to have ever won the Award. This years Festival runs from theAugust10 22 and will have Diversity as its central core theme. The Festival will show over 60films from India, indie films and short films in 20 different languages. These films, from India and the subcontinent, include over 30 Australian premieres. Mitu Bhowmick Lange, the Festival Director, is looking forward to screening such a diverse range of filmsThis August the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne will present films that explore diversity and the endless potential of humanity. Audiences will immerse themselvesin 13 daysof film, including Bollywood blockbusters, powerful indie films and stunning documentaries from India and the subcontinent. These films were curated to entertain, inspire, enrage, engage and challenge viewers. We look forward to welcoming a fantastic line-up of guests and welcoming audiences to our screenings and special events. Once again, the much talented Vidya Balan returns as the ambassador of the festival. Speaking about her association with the festival andthe theme of diversity with a special focus on films by female directors, Vidya said, I am excited by the female directors and writers who have their work showing at the Festival. Over the past few years, a new generation of female Indian filmmakers has begun to shine on the global stage. To see women behind the camera and creating powerful pieces of art is reflective of the positive steps that the film industry in India and the subcontinent are taking.
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Mom gets UA with no cuts, high praise for Sridevi
The new Sridevi starrer Mom directed by debutant Ravi Udyawar has come in for high praise from the Censor Board of Film Certification (CBFC). The film has been granted a UA with not a single visual or audio cut. CBFC chairperson Pahlaj Nihalani describes Mom as a modern-day Mother India. Sridevijis performance in Mom has the same impact as Nargisji in Mother India. They both define motherhood and the ingrained sacrifices that a mother makes for a child. Id go as far as to say Mom is the contemporary Mother India.There will be not one dry eye in the theatres when the film opens. The film which was viewed the CBFCs board members on Friday had the female members in tears. The film is gripping and grim in tone. Women audiences will be weeping after watching Sridevis motherly act. We saw no reason to cut anything. Not a moment that is out of place or vulgar. It is probably Sridevis careers best performance, says a CBFC source. With the big Eid release Tubelight opening to mixed responses, Mom could be the big success of the monsoon season.
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Kartik Aaryan -Nushrat Bharucha hate working together, and are saying so openly
Luv Ranjans Pyaar Ka Punchnama offered a new impetus to the rom-com. His characters were cocky sassy and simmering with a suburban discontent. Ranjan is now back with another unorthodox tale to tell.And its got a weird title. Hold your breath Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety ! If that sounds quirky the films announcement-video with all the three main actors Kartik Aaryan , Nushrat Bharucha and Sunny Singh, bickering and bitching, is priceless. Though the animated exchange seems all improvised, the director Luv Ranjan says its nothing of the sort. The entire bickering among the three of them was scripted. This was my way of introducing my new film which is unlike anything Ive made so far. And never mind of it features actors who have already been a part of my earlier films. In fact Kartik and Nushrat attained success with Pyaar Ka Punchnama and its sequel. They also came together for Luv Ranjans more serious-toned Akash Vani.The teaser announcing Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety has jokes and digs about the couple creating boredom and stagnancy together. Laughs Luv Ranjan, Before anyone says the couple is becoming a regular in my films were saying it. But let me assure you Sonu Ka Titu Ki Sweety is not like any film Ive done. For once, all the three protagonists have families.parents, aunts and uncles and cousins. Where has the joint-family disappeared in our films? This film will be my tribute to the Sooraj Barjatya school of filmmaking.
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Emraan Hashmi and Esha Gupta to recreate THIS yesteryears hit song in Baadshaho
The recent times have seen Bollywood films recreating yesteryears hit tracks and incorporating it in the films. Examples to this stand in the form of Laila Main Laila ( Raees ), Humma Humma ( OK Jaanu ), Saara Zamaana ( Kaabil ), Kaala Chashma ( Baar Baar Dekho) and many others. This trend continues with the Ajay Devgn s much awaited action thriller Baadshaho.The film will feature the yesteryear hit track Keh Doon Tumhein from the Amitabh Bachchan -Shashi Kapoor cult film Deewar.The song is picturised on Emraan Hashmi and Esha Gupta.Sources close to the unit say that, the said track was shot recently during the Rajasthan schedule and is a delight to watch. Besides Ajay Devgn, Emraan Hashmi and Esha Gupta, Baadshaho also stars Vidyut Jammwal and Ileana DCruz in the lead roles. This Milan Luthria directed film is slated for release on September 1 this year.
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Box Office
Film NameNet GrossVerdict
Tubelight83.86 Cr-
Bank Chor7.30 CrFlop
Raabta24.50 CrFlop
Behen Hogi Teri2.25 CrFlop
Sachin A Billion Dreams50.41 CrAbove Average
Half Girlfriend60.18 CrAverage
Hindi Medium69.00 CrSuper-Hit
Meri Pyaari Bindu9.50 CrFlop
Sarkar 39.60 CrFlop
Baahubali 2 The Conclus...511.00 CrSuper-Hit
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Reviews
Film NameReviewer NameRating
ShabSurabhi Redkar2.00
ShabSaibal Chatterjee3.00
ShabShubhra Gupta2.00
ShabRummana Ahmed2.50
TubelightBollywood Hungama2.00
TubelightMeena Iyer3.00
TubelightShubhra Gupta1.50
TubelightRummana Ahmed3.00
TubelightVishal Verma2.00
TubelightSarita Tanwar3.50