Though itsRanbirKapoorwho playsSanjayDuttin RajKumarHiranis bio-pic entitled Dutt , dont be surprised when you see the realSanjayDuttpopping up at some point in the narration. The decision to includeDuttin the plot-pouri was taken earlier this week by the films team in the light of the fact that audiences would expect the realSanjuBabato make his presence felt. While earlier it was decided that the realDuttwould keep out of the film so as to not confuse the audience the team has revised its opinion, it is now felt that Dutts presence would add to the films equity. It would feel like the film is getting SanjayDutts approval if he makes an appearance in the film. There is enough space for him to fit nicely into the plot without creating any kind of imbalance, says a source close to the bio-pic.
One of Indias most iconic films that took 14 years to hit the silver screen, Kamal Amrohis classic Pakeezah starring his former wife Meena Kumari is currently facing legal issues. After Amrohis children sold their production house Mahal Pictures along with the famous Kamalistan studio, located in suburban Mumbai, to Pune based builder Avinash Bhosale, DB Realty and the Luthrias, DB Realty has now moved the High Court as a legal feud ensued between them over ownership of the 1972 classic. Talking about the suit filed by DB Realty, the company decided to move the High Court after the announcement of Amrohis selling rights of Pakeezah to Shemaroo Entertainment in 2015. Amrohis children namely Tajdar, Shandar and Rukshar, have come out in support of Shemaroo claiming that Pakeezah was solely their fathers legacy. According to Tajdar, the contract he signed clearly states that the rights of the film will be pledged back to him after selling Mahal Pictures. He also further stated that the films credits claim that the film was written, directed and produced by Kamal Amrohi and that nowhere has it been mentioned that it is a Mahal Pictures Production. Hence, DB Realty has no rights over the same. On the other hand, Avinash Bhosale continues to retain that they were indeed handed over the rights of Pakeezah and that now the Amrohis illegally sold the rights of the film to Shemaroo. However, denying the same, it is being said that in 2008, the board of directors of Mahal Pictures had passed a resolution indicating that in the event of sale of the company, the rights of Pakeezah would be solely transferred to the Amrohi family, the details of which will be submitted in the court by Tajdar. Terming it as a false case, Vinod Karani of Shemaroo Entertainment too has reportedly supported the Amrohis maintaining that the details of the 2008 meetings were not included in the suit filed by DB Realty deliberately. On the other hand, the current representative of Mahal Pictures, Jatin Rajguru continues to firmly assert that the film certified by the censor board in 1971 clearly stated Kamal Amrohi as the owner of the film, who was then also the owner of Mahal Pictures. He also maintained that the details of the board of directors meeting held in 2008 were hidden from them during the purchase of the production house and studio. Pakeezah featuring Meena Kumari in the lead role of a courtesan was announced in 1956, four years post the marriage of Amrohi and Meena Kumari. But their separation and the ill health of Meena Kumari majorly delayed the release of the film which eventually hit the big screen in 1972. However, the film turned out to be one of the most iconic films in the history of Indian cinema.
Shraddha Kapoor , who is on a hectic schedule as she juggles between her first trilingual film and also a sports biopic, seems to have suffered an injury. The actress apparently had revealed to her fans that she has a sprained foot. While the reason was unknown then, now we hear that the reason behind the same was extreme exertion. For the past few weeks, we have been giving glimpses of the extensive training Shraddha Kapoor is undergoing for the Saina Nehwal biopic. In fact, the actress even went to Hyderabad to not just shoot for her film Saaho but also visited Sainas residence to know more about her and was all praises for her family for their warm hospitality. During the prep, the actress reportedly had to stand for long hours as well as also had to do cardio as a part of her daily workout schedule. Although the shoot and physical training had apparently taken a toll on her health, the actress continued to shoot. Besides ignoring the pain, Shraddha Kapoor was also practicing badminton to play the role of the sports champ Saina Nehwal. While the actress expressed her fondness for the game, the stress and the practice resulted in her spraining her ankle. The actress, however, was immediately taken to the hospital and what followed were a series of physiotherapy sessions. Shraddha Kapoor who confirmed about her injury also revealed that she has been advised complete rest by the doctors and that the physiotherapy sessions too are to be continued. She further also added that she hopes that this pain will subside soon since she is very enthusiastic about resuming work. Last seen in Haseena Parkar , Shraddha Kapoor will play the leading lady opposite Bahubali star Prabhas in his forthcoming trilingual Saaho which also marks his foray into Bollywood. Besides, she will play the role of Saina Nehwal in her biopic which will also be Shraddhas first sports biopic.