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Bhushan Kumar and Anurag Basu join hands for a relationship drama
Just a couple of days ago we had reported that Bhushan Kumar the head honcho at the music giant T-Series was contemplating on retitling the film Moghul that will be based on the life of his father. Well, now close on the heels of that, we hear that Bhushan Kumar has in fact tied up with none other than Anurag Basu for his next venture which will be a relationship drama. Confirming the same Bhushan Kumar said, Anurag is a master storyteller and brings magic to celluloid in the way his stories pan out and the trajectories his characters follow. Both of us are super thrilled to be working together on a special project with talented actors, which we will be happy to announce soon. Anurag who is currently working on the cast of the film says that he is pretty kicked about the project and is looking forward to directing it. Ive had a great association with Bhushan. When I shared the idea of this project with him, he instantly decided to come on board. Ive been working on this subject for some time now and Im looking forward to directing it. Its going to be a ride of emotions on screen. Though details of the said film are yet to be finalized, rumours suggest that the film will be a sequel to the film Life In A Metro that released back in 2007. As for the story of the said venture, reports have it that the film will be a multi-starrer slice of life, relationship drama. Also Read: Ajay Devgn and Bhushan Kumar team up for the historical drama Taanaji The Unsung Warrior
Indias Most Wanted: Arjun Kapoor and filmmaker Raj Kumar Gupta take off on this new mission this month
Fox Star Studios and Raj Kumar Gupta are all set to collaborate for their next offering, an espionage thriller titled Indias Most Wanted.Like reported before, the film is inspired by true events and it unfolds the story of the mission that captured Indias most wanted terrorist, without firing a single bullet. Arjun Kapoor will be seen playing the role of an intelligence officer for the first time on celluloid. Filmmaker Raj Kumar Gupta, who recently directed the Ajay Devgn , Ileana DCruz starrer Raid , has previously written and directed some taut narratives like Aamir and No One Killed Jessica.Speaking on the film, he said, Indias Most Wanted is a film very close to my heart. Its a script that I have been researching and writing for the past three years and I am eager to tell a story that needs to be told. I am glad to be working with the talented, sincere and hardworking Arjun Kapoor on this film and am also looking forward to my first collaboration with Fox Star Studios as the producing partner on this film. Arjun, who is very excited to collaborate with Fox Star Studios and Raj Kumar Gupta said, Raj Sir was the first director to call me after the release of my first film Ishaqzaade.Ever since then weve been wanting and waiting to collaborate. Indias Most Wanted is a film about real people and real incidents. Raj sir has his hand firm on the pulse of this genre. As an actor, I feel Indias Most Wanted is something that is extremely unique as a film; its a special and important story that needs to be told. Personally, Im entering an uncharted territory with this genre. I am nervous and excited working on such an evocative and impactful film that every Indian needs to watch. Rucha Pathak, Chief Creative Officer, Fox Star Studios, says, At Fox Star Studios, we are excited when we spot a special script. When Raj Kumar first narrated the story to us, we knew we had found that special story. Our excitement doubled when Arjun Kapoor agreed to be a part of this wonderful project. This is the story of our unknown everyday heroes that we want to bring to the big screen and there is no better person than Raj Kumar to direct this film. While the other cast details are yet to be revealed, Indias Most Wanted is slated for release on May 24, 2019. Also Read: Arjun Kapoor begins Indias Most Wanted tomorrow
Whoa! Amitabh Bachchan reunites with K3G costar Kajol for Helicopter Eela
Last week, we got a fun glimpse of the Pradeep Sarkar directorial Helicopter Eela featuring Kajol in the lead. The actor plays a single mother to National Award winning Bengali star Riddhi Sen in this film about parenting. And now another update is that it will Kajol reuniting with her Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham aka K3G costar Amitabh Bachchan after a long gap. For the uninitiated, Kajol was last seen sharing screen space with Amitabh Bachchan in Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna which featured her in a cameo. She was only seen grooving to a portion of the track in the film. In fact, Amitabh too will be seen in a guest appearance in Helicopter Eela.He is expected to feature in an integral role for an important sequence in the film. However, further details on his role are being kept under wraps. The filmmaker Pradeep Sarkar revealed in recent reports that they required him to be a part of a particular scene in the film and that the megastar agreed to do it instantly. Sarkar added that he already shares a great camaraderie with Amitabh and the latter is also quite close with Kajol and her actor hubby Ajay Devgn.Also, the filmmaker mentioned that the shoot will not be longer than a day since it is a small scene. However, he also maintained that since it is a cameo they had to plan everything in advance. For the uninitiated, Pradeep Sarkar and Amitabh Bachchan have worked together in films like Vidya Balan s debut Parineeta and Eklavya.In Parineeta , Amitabh had given a voiceover. Speaking of Helicopter Eela , the film is an adaptation of the Gujarati play Beta Kaagdo. The film also stars Neha Dhupia in an important role and is slated to release on September 7, 2018. It is produced under the banners of Ajay Devgn and Jayantilal Gada. Also Read: Post Shweta Bachchan Nandas father-in-law Rajan Nandas funeral, Amitabh Bachchan pens a heartfelt note for his samdhi
Priyanka Chopras olive branch to Salman Khan turned down
After leaving Salman Khan and the team of Bharat in a lurch by opting out of the project at the last minute, Priyanka Chopra seems to be in a mending mood. She recently tweeted congratulating Salman Khans brother-in-law Aayush Sharma for the trailer of Loveratri.However the olive branch has been greeted by a stony silence from Salmans quarters. A close friend of Salman says the family is not in a forgiving mood. The way she handled the entire exit from Bharat was graceless. I dont think Salman and his family have taken the snub very well. She may think being sweet to Salmans family would thaw him. And she has succeeded in the past in bringing him around by befriending his sisters. But this time it wont work, says Salmans friend resolutely. Like Kangana Ranaut , Priyankas spunky rejection of a Salman starrer (Kangana had rejected Sultan arguing she had very little to do in the script) wont be taken lightly by the male-dominated Bollywood industry. Also Read: Has Priyanka Chopra made her careers biggest blunder?
Tamil superstar Vikrams son Dhruv booked for rash driving in Chennai
Vikram, who is considered to be one of the top actors down South, has now been facing allegations directed towards his son Dhruv Vikram who is planning to make his Kollywood debut soon. The young actor is facing charges of rash driving and is being accused of injuring a rickshaw driver reportedly. According to reports that released earlier today, Dhruv Vikram was apparently driving the car in Alwarpet through the TTK Road on Sunday during the secluded hours of 3:30am. If these reports are to be believed, the speeding car rammed through the areas where rickshaws are parked. An auto driver named Kamesh has got injured in the process and was later taken to the government hospital in Royapettah to tend to his wounds immediately. In certain reports, the manager of Vikram, Suryanarayanan has commented that the injured received the treatment immediately and that he was later discharged too. On the other hand, it is being said that Dhruv was arrested immediately after the incident and was instantly also released on bail after it. Reports suggest that police has charged the son of Vikram under varied sections like 279 and 337 which are for causing hurt that is endangering someones life and rash driving. However, there has been no mention of whether he was under the influence of alcohol or no. Further investigations reveal that alcohol had no role to play in the said incident. The video of the accident has gone viral on social media after news channels covered the same. A car carrying actor Vikrams son Dhruv and his friends crash into 3 autorikshaws Alwarpet https://twitter.com/hashtag/Chennai?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw #Chennai.4 men were injured in the accident. https://t.co/EHoNT9wNeO pic.twitter.com/EHoNT9wNeO Mirror Now (@MirrorNow) https://twitter.com/MirrorNow/status/1028556441836122113?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw August 12, 2018 Dhruv Vikram was supposed to make his Kollywood debut with his film Varma which is expected to be a remake of the much talked about Telugu blockbuster Arjun Reddy , which featured Vijay Devarakonda in the lead role. It is directed by Bala, who had made his directorial debut with Vikram as the lead in Sethu and also stars actress Raiza Wilson. Also Read : Mohanlal faces legal action over a textile commercial
After Varun Dhawan and Shruti Haasan Fossil ropes in Fatima Sana Shaikh as brand ambassador
Fossil stands strong as a brand that uses design and innovation to create distinctive world-class watches like no one else. Ever since the brand established its foothold in the Indian market in 2007, the focus has been to develop and foster exceptional customer experiences. Kick-starting a new campaign, Fossil ropes in the energetic Bollywood beauty Fatima Sana Shaikh as its newest celebrity brand ambassador in India. Fossil is known for its eclectic assortment of lifestyle and accessory items including watches, jewelry, handbags, and clothing. Fatimas young, modern and vibrant persona resonates with the brands ideology- an optimistic attitude, dedication to authenticity and creative spirit. Fossil announced Varun Dhawan and Shruti Haasan as their brand ambassadors last year; Fatimas collaboration with the brand will aim to amplify Fossils proficiency in creating timeless classics through inspired designs. She will be endorsing the watch and leather categories for the brand. When deciding who to cast for our upcoming campaign we kept coming back to the attributes that make up our very DNA: an optimistic attitude, dedication to authenticity and, of course, creative spirit, said Steve Evans, EVP of Fossil brand. At Fossil we believe that what you make time for defines who you areour cast and campaign embody that brand ethos, and exemplify how intentional time helps achieve both professional and personal happiness. There is an optimistic spirit reflected in this campaign and we are thrilled to have found a group of creatives that celebrate these values throughout their endeavours. He further added, We are launching what might be our most exciting campaign yet for Fossil brand, one that is all about celebrating authentic individuals. Our focus on authenticity is not only rooted in our people, but also our productswe want to continue to create watches, leather goods, wearables and more that represent our growing Fossil family and their unique individual style and spirit. Commenting on this association Fatima said, Fossil as a brand is rooted in a distinctive modern-vintage design aesthetic. It is all about celebrating individuality and uniqueness. Im excited to be on board with Fossil and I really look forward to working with its youthful appeal and spirit to re-energize todays youth. The Dangal star will be seen alongside actor Varun Dhawan in an upcoming brand campaign by Fossil, which celebrates creativity, authenticity, and most importantly optimism. The campaign will feature the much awaited watches and bags from this years fall collection. In tandem with the festive season, this campaign will add to the celebratory spirit. Also Read: Dangal actresses Fatima Sana Shaikh and Sanya Malhotra cant stop fangirling after meeting Jackie Chan
Vicky Kaushal makes his singing debut with Manmarziyaan
After Dev D Anurag Kashyap is back with a musical love story Manmarziyaan.Promising to be the album of the year, the films music composed by Amit Trivedi is already a subject of heated discussion. In a unique promotional strategy, the makers are releasing one song each day and audiences were in for a treat as the first song F for Fyaar marked actor Vicky Kaushals singing debut. Talking about the idea says music director Amit Trivedi, Since Vicky plays a DJ in the movie, we felt it would be great if he could sing a few lines in the song to give a real feel to it. It has come out well. When Vicky heard the song, he was pleasantly surprised to hear his voice. He enjoyed the singing process. Excited to be teaming up with his mentor again says Vicky Kaushal, I am very excited and I have said this to Anurag as well, but I feel like I should collaborate with him once in every two-three years because he really makes you reinvent yourself as an actor, which I feel is very important for me. Each time I work with him, I see something new in myself and thats what happened in Manmarziyaan as well. Also Read : Rani Mukerji, Rajkumar Hirani, Richa Chadda, Ali Fazal, Vicky Kaushal kick start the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne
Satyameva Jayate is not for the squeamish, were happy with the A certificate, says producer Nikkhil Advani
Brutal, gruesome, graphic, violent are some of the terms that were used by the Central Board Of Film Certification to describe the content of Milap Zaveris anti-corruption film Satyameva Jayate. For once, the excessive violence was not seen to be gratuitous by the CBFC but the need of the hour. Says producer Nikkhil Advani from Melbourne where he is attending the Indian Film Festival, The Adults certificate for our film ( Satyameva Jayate ) is most welcome. My co-producers T Series and I are very happy with it. In fact, the members of the censor board recommended that we take the A certificate to avoid any cuts. The violence, they felt, was extremely relevant and not at all gratuitous. However, most producers prefer to make the cuts rather than limit their audience with an A certificate. Not the producers and director of Satyameva Jayate.My co-producer T Series and I spoke to our director Milap Zaveri. We wanted an Adults certification. Because it is not a film for the young or the squeamish. It is a violent and brutal film as it blows the lid off corruption. We wanted to make a hard-hitting statement and we wanted to provide a solution to corruption. It may not be everybodys cup of tea. But like I said, Satyameva Jayate is not for those who cannot digest violence, says Nikkhil. He doesnt feel his film is limited by the violence. Not at all. In fact, I want to thank the CBFC for suggesting we take an A with no cuts. It is very liberating for us to go with an Adults certificate in the theatres. Satyameva Jayate is a film for adults. But the violence is remedial in a society that has sickened. Also Read: REVEALED: Heres why John Abraham was seen in a buzz cut and clean shaven look at the trailer launch of Satyameva Jayate
Reliance Entertainment to lose Rs. 25-30 crores on Kamal Haasan starrer Vishwaroop 2
Vishwaroop 2 Kamal Haasan s inglorious swan song, is likely to lose a minimum of Rs 25-30 crores for its distributors Reliance Entertainment. Sources say the Kamal Haasan -produced anti-terror espionage thriller has proven to be a mission impossible for its producers. According to sources, Reliance bought the film off Kamal Haasan as a premium product after Kamal Haasan personally requested them to help with the financially troubled project. Reliance took on the project on faith. They were not allowed to see a single frame. Nor were they invited to make suggestions. It was presumed that Vishwaroop 2 would live up to the reputation of the first part released in 2013. However, the sequel turned out to be cut-and-paste follow-up with some footage repeated from the first part, says a source in the know. Most critics and viewers have dismissed the film as chaotic, incoherent, indecipherable and utterly unpalatable. Even staunchest Kamal haasan fans have found it hard to sit through the muddled mix of mayhem and nationalism rendered even more unpalatable by the actor-directors overweening narcissism. Quite literally, Kamal Haasan is in every frame, thereby rendering even a legendary Waheeda Rehman to a mere prop. From Day 1 of release, Vishwaroop 2 has proved a losing proposition. A personnel from a leading multiplex chain says, This weeks box office leader is the Hollywood shark-shocker The Meg. We have it in as many languages as Vishwaroopam.Audiences much preferred the Jaws rip-off ( The Meg is in the same genre as Stephen Spielbergs Jaws released four decades ago) rather than the shoddy Indian version of Mission Impossible.Audiences complain that Vishwaroop 2 is incoherent and jumbled. The collections of Vishwaroop 2 are abysmal. Says a trade analyst, Vishwaroopam in 2013 was no great shakes at the box office. But all the controversy helped generate some curiosity. This time there is nothing to bring audiences into theatres to see Vishwaroop 2. The collections are extremely pitiable. Also Read: BREAKING: Censor Board orders 17 cuts in Kamal Haasan starrer Vishwaroopam 2
Box Office
Film NameNet GrossVerdict
Mulk12.50 Cr-
Karwaan12.50 Cr-
Fanney Khan9.85 Cr-
Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster ...7.50 CrFlop
Dhadak71.92 CrHit
Soorma30.11 CrAverage
Sanju341.22 CrSuper-Hit
Race 3169.00 CrAverage
Veere Di Wedding80.23 CrHit
Bhavesh Joshi Superhero1.42 CrFlop
Film NameReviewer NameRating
Fanney KhanRummana Ahmed2.00
Fanney KhanRajeev Masand2.00
KarwaanRenuka Vyavahare3.50
KarwaanRummana Ahmed3.50
MulkSreehari Nair2.50
MulkIndo-Asian News3.00
Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster ...Sukanya Verma2.00
Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster ...Suparna Sharma2.00
Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster ...Rajeev Masand2.00
DhadakRachit Gupta3.50