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23 years later, Hum Aapke Hai Koun actors Madhuri Dixit and Renuka Shahane to reunite for a Marathi film
Renuka Shahane might not have done many films but one cant deny that she is one of the powerhouses of talent. Her performance in Hum Aapke Hai Koun is still unforgettable. Also, the manner in which she left a huge mark in the world of television in the early 90s is remarkable. And now shes all set to be back with an exciting film. Renuka Shahane will be seen in Tejas Vijay Deoskars next Marathi film. But thats not all. This untitled film has Madhuri Dixit in a leading role. Both her and Renuka Shahane were seen together last in Hum Aapke Hai Koun as lovely sisters. But Tejas Vijay Deoskar has clarified that in his film; both the talented actresses are not playing sisters but are connected through the narrative. Renuka Shahane revealed that Tejas Vijay Deoskar used to make documentary films and had approached her for a project nine years ago. Though things didnt work out between them then, they kept in touch. Then he approached her for this film and she readily agreed to do it. It was only then that she was told that Madhuri Dixit is playing the lead. She was thrilled to know that as she had hoped for the longest time that Madhuri Dixit should do a Marathi film. She also added that this film is a perfect launch for her in Marathi cinema. Renuka Shahane then went back in time and shared some wonderful memories from Hum Aapke Hai Koun sets. She said that Madhuri Dixits mom used to accompany her on the sets and Renuka would chat with her in Marathi. She shared a warm relationship with Madhuri despite she being a big star. Renuka then even went on to say that if one gets a chance to work with Madhuri Dixit, he/she should be offering money to the producer instead of the other way round. The untitled film is being shot in Mumbai and will proceed to Pune. A foreign schedule is also on the cards, most probably. The filming commenced last week and Renuka Shahane said that both took off from where they had left off. She observed that both she and Madhuri Dixit had a lot of things in common both are married and both have two boys in the same age group.
Punjabi-Hindi film on a village of Olympian hockey players
ShaadAli has much to be concerned about. While he is diligently and unconditionally focusing on his hockey bio-pic on SandeepSingh, not too far away from whereShaadis shooting in Punjab, another filmmakerRohitJugrajis busy putting finishing touches to yet another film based on the game of hockey, this one far bigger in canvas. Entitled KhidoKhundi Jugarajs bi-lingual Hindi-Punjabi film will take us to the village in Punjab which has given India as many as 14 Olympian medallists. Jugarajwho has helmed 3super hit Punjabi films JattJames Bond,Sardaji and its sequel Sadarji 2 (with Diljit Dosanjh in the title role) says this ambitious film will shed light on a village that has done India proud. Do you know there is a small village in Punjab Which has given 14 Olympians to our nation? Many Olympic gold , silver, and bronze medals came from that one village for Indian hockey. Of course the heroes areforgottennow (like all good things). The village is calledSansarpur. The legend is calledKhidoKhundi.Khidomeans a ball made of torn clothes.Khundimeans a curved stick. Thats how hockey was born. Ours is a story of two brothers who come back to that village and revive a team and win. Suddenly hockey seems to be a much-favoured sport in our films, what with Reema Kagti s AkshayKumarstarrer Gold ,ShaadAlisDiljitDosanjhstarrer Soorma and now Rohit Jugarajs KhidoKhundi coming one after another. SaysRohit, There are many hockey films being made right now in our country, we are the first one torelease and the most definitive one, because ours is not about a single person or a single event. Our film is about the fierce bravado, the heroism underlining our national game. The sheer passion that has gone into making KhidoKundi is phenomenal it makes me salute every member of my team and above all every hockey player who has ever played for our country. And believe me there are many. Many of them sadly unsung and forgotten. My film makes an effort to resurrect some of these prides of the nation.
Anil Kapoor and Juhi Chawla to play Sonam Kapoors parents in Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga
Anil Kapoor and daughter Sonam Kapoor are both stylish and talented in their own ways. It is fun to see them talking about each other or together in interviews (that happened rarely though) and a lot of people wished if theyll ever be cast together. However, they made it clear that they wont appear together for the heck of it and that theyll wait for the right script and offer. Finally, that right offer came about, from Vidhu Vinod Chopras sister Shelly. The film in question is Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga.And now another addition has been made to the cast that should increase the hype for this film. If reports are to be believed, Juhi Chawla will play Sonam Kapoors mother and Anil Kapoors husband in this slice of life film. This will be great news for fans of both since they have done several films like together like Loafer, Deewana Mastana, Andaz, Jhooth Bole Kauwa Kaate etc. They were last seen together almost 11 years ago, in Salaam-E-Ishq.Both Anil Kapoor and Juhi Chawla have been great friends. Hence, one can expect electrifying chemistry between the two. In fact, reports also say that it was not difficult for Juhi Chawla, who does fewer films nowadays, to be convinced for this role since she is very comfortable with Anil Kapoor. Besides Anil Kapoor, Sonam Kapoor and Juhi Chawla, Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga also features Rajkummar Rao, as per certain reports. Shelly Chopra was earlier supposed to make a film called Marco Bhau which was to serve as Sanjay Dutt s comeback flick.
Feminism is a fight for Humanity, says Hrithik Roshan on World Human Rights Day
The World Human Rights Day was celebrated on December 10 throughout the world. Our Bollywood fraternity was not left behind and wrote some great messages on this special day on their social media handles. However, the tweet by Hrithik Roshan stood out. On December 10, Hrithik Roshan celebrated Human Rights Day by giving his support to the feminists online. Through his tweet, he said that feminism shouldnt be seen as something thats against any particular gender and that its the need of the hour. His complete tweet read, Feminism is inclusive. It includes men by way of not demanding but commanding equality. Its about recognition of an individuals worth regardless of gender, based on merit. In that sense feminism is a fight for Humanity & so not a word to scare from. Interestingly, Hrithik Roshan was criticized by a section of feminists when his row with Kangana Ranaut erupted earlier this year. The superstars alleged actions and the way he allegedly harassed Kangana Ranaut had angered a lot of champions of women rights. At the same time however, many feminists supported him whole-heartedly and even felt that Kangana Ranaut is needlessly playing the victim card. On the film front, Hrithik Roshan is currently shooting for Super 30 , based on the real life story of Anand Kumar. It is directed by Queen director Vikas Bahl and releases on November 23, 2018.
Zaira Wasim molestation row: Molester sent to 2 days custody; wife claims hes innocent
17-year-old actor Zaira Wasims allegations that she got molested in a flight sent shockwaves everywhere. The young actress claimed that she was travelling in an Air Vistara flight late at night from Delhi to Mumbai on Saturday and a passenger sitting at the back tried to feel her up with his feet. To prove her claim, she took a video of the person and his leg can be seen resting on her armrest. The actress however said that she couldnt click his picture as the lights were dimmed. She also seemed to be upset with the airline crew for not taking appropriate steps. Zaira Wasim then made a series of uploads on Instagram documenting her bad experience. Immediately, it went viral and shocked one and all. Mumbai Police swung into action and registered an FIR, under POSCO (Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act) since shes a minor. Air Vistara apologized to her and reportedly, senior management staffers came down to Mumbai to meet her. By Sunday evening, the alleged molester, Vikas Sachdeva, aged 39, was arrested by the police. He was taken to a special court on Monday and was sent to two days police custody. As per reports, Vikas Sachdeva stood quietly in court and was taken out barefoot by the police. Outside the court in Dindoshi, Vikass wife Divya Sachdeva was in tears and was seen with other family members. She made it clear that her husband is innocent and a family man. Vikas Sachdeva works in an entertainment company and Divya said that Vikas was extremely tired and was sleeping. His only mistake was that he touched the armrest of the front seat. However, Vikas had apologized to her the moment Zaira Wasim pointed out that his feet was touching her. A co-passenger, too, was in agreement with Divya Sachdeva and said that he never saw Vikas misbehaving at all. Other reports claimed that Vikas Sachdeva had gone to Delhi after his maternal uncle passed away. The entire experience had stressed him and hence he had requested Vistara crew to not disturb him as he wanted to doze off. On Monday morning, Zaira Wasim and his mother took a flight back home in Srinagar and ironically, they travelled by Air Vistara.
Priyanka Chopra receives Mother Teresa Memorial award for Social Justice
Angelina Jolie, the Goodwill Ambassador for UNHCR, was among the first to take up the cause of fighting for the rights of refugees and displaced people. Global superstar Priyanka Chopra now takes the baton ahead as UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. Touched by her compassion and kindness, the international superstars deep connect with the young generation has earned her Mother Teresa Memorial Award for Social Justice. Priyanka received an invitation by the Harmony Foundation for lending her support and contribution towards social causes. However, her mother Dr Madhu Chopra collected the award on her behalf. Madhu Chopra said, I humbly accept the award on her behalf. As a mother, I am immensely proud to have a child who is so compassionate and has so much kindness in her. She exemplifies the fact the more you give the more you get. Even as a child, she was influenced by Mother Teresa and has been supporting Prem Niwas in Bareilly. It is justifiable for her to receive this honourable award and I am immensely proud of her. Im thankful and Im sure she is humbled that her efforts have been recognised by the foundation that believes in helping the needy and supporting the deprived and raising funds for those who are impoverished, she adds.
Furniture rental platform Furlenco raises funding from Aamir Khan
Aamir Khan has donned several hats since the time he has entered Bollywood. He started as an actor and then in 2001, his first production Lagaan released and became a cult. 3 years before Lagaan , he turned singer in Ghulam.In 2007, he directed Taare Zameen Par and surprised everyone with his directorial skills. And now, the superstar is all set to expand his horizons and that too beyond Bollywood. It has come to light that the online furniture rental setup Furlenco, owned by Bengaluru-based Kieraya Furnishing Solutions Pvt Ltd, has raised Rs. 2 crore in debt funding from none other than Aamir Khan. The superstar however will not be a brand ambassador for Furlenco, as per the sources. Ajith Mohan Karimpana, the founder of Furlenco was not available. Neither Aamir Khan was available to confirm the story. Furlenco commenced operations in 2012 by Ajith Mohan Karimpana. He was formerly the vice president of Goldman Sachs and holds an MS in computer and information science from Temple University, Pennsylvania, United States. It designs its own furniture, gets it manufactured by third-party vendors and then rents out to customers. Earlier, the venture was called Rent Ur Duniya but later it was rebranded as Furlenco in 2013. In the last one year, the brand has raised money through a mix of debt and equity financing. It raised Rs. 100 crore last year in October from existing investor Lightbox Ventures along with Axis Capital Partners, a Hong Kong-based venture capital fund. In a previous series of funding, it had raised Rs 38 crore from LightBox Ventures. On the film front, Aamir Khan is working on Thugs Of Hindostan , co-starring Katrina Kaif Amitabh Bachchan and Fatima Sana Shaikh.Its all set to release on Diwali 2018.
Aditya Chopra suggested Italian venue for Anushka Sharma Virat Kohli wedding
It was Anushka Sharma s mentor and confidant producer-filmmaker Aditya Chopra who suggested an Italian venue away from prying eyes, for Anushkas wedding with Virat Kohli. Aditya Chopra, a notorious paparazzi shirker, had opted for a wedding in Italy with Rani Mukerji in 2014. Says a source close to Aditya Chopra, It was Adis idea that Anushka and Virat have their wedding in Italy. He warned them that a desi wedding would turn into a tamasha with the paparazzi and gate crashers having a field day. Apparently, Anushka Sharma who consults Adi on all important matters, took Adis advice seriously, From Adis lips on to Virats ears, says the source. And thats how the Italian wedding happened. No one in the film industrywas invited for Anushka Sharmas wedding with cricketer Virat Kohli. Not even her closest buddies Karan Johar and Shah Rukh Khan who apparently were in the know about her wedding plans but unable to attend the wedding in Milan. But Adi Chopra and Raniwere invited. They would have liked to attend, but Adi is busy supervising Thugs Of Hindostan. We heard Rani saying she would love to attend Anushkas wedding. But they cant take their daughter along, a source from Yash Raj reveals.
Newly married Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli to have grand reception on December 26
Bollywood and Cricket have always had this mutual love going on. The power couple Anushka Sharma and Indian Cricket Captain Virat Kohli, who have been dating for over 3 years, finally got hitched today in an intimate ceremony in Italy. Anushka Sharma and Mr. Virat Kohli got married at a private ceremony in Italy, today. The wedding was attended by close family and a few friends as they wished their wedding to be a very private affair. The wedding was performed as per Hindu rituals. Top fashion designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee has designed the wedding ensemble for both the bride and the groom. Virat and Anushka will now start inviting all industry friends and colleagues for the celebrations that are set to happen in Mumbai. Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli said in a joint statement, Today we have promised each other to be bound in love forever. We are truly blessed to share this wonderful news with you. This beautiful day will be made more special with the love and support of our family of fans and well-wishers. Thank you for being such an important part of our journey. Their spokesperson said, We are extremely grateful to the media for their support and understanding in making this special occasion a memorable one and thank them for their continued love and support. The couple will be hosting a reception in New Delhi for their relatives on 21st December which will be followed by a reception for industry friends and cricketers in Mumbai on 26th December. Post their wedding the newlywed couple will be shifting to their new residence in Worli, Mumbai in December once they return from Delhi. The newlywed couple will travel to South Africa where Virat will start prepping for the upcoming series and Anushka will spend New Years Eve with him and return in the first week of January to begin the next schedule of Anand L Rais film with Shah Rukh Khan in Mumbai. She will also start prepping for Sui Dhaaga as the shooting for the same starts in February 2018 with Varun Dhawan.Anushka will also be busy with the marketing and promotions of Pari which is releasing on 9th February. Virat, on the other hand, will be playing the series in South Africa for 2 months which includes three Tests, six One Day Internationals (ODIs) and three Twenty20 International (T20I) matches.
Box Office
Film NameNet GrossVerdict
Fukrey Returns37.30 Cr-
Tera Intezaar2.00 CrFlop
Julie 20.50 CrFlop
Aksar 22.44 CrFlop
Tumhari Sulu34.25 CrAverage
Qarib Qarib Singlle12.00 CrFlop
Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana6.50 CrFlop
Ittefaq27.40 CrAverage
Golmaal Again205.52 CrSuper-Hit
Secret Superstar62.00 CrHit
Film NameReviewer NameRating
Fukrey ReturnsRummana Ahmed2.00
Fukrey ReturnsRohit Vats1.50
Fukrey ReturnsKriti Tulsiani2.00
Fukrey ReturnsAnupama Chopra2.00
Tera IntezaarPrasanna D Zore0.50
Tumhari SuluSukanya Verma3.50
Tumhari SuluShubhra Gupta3.00
Tumhari SuluSweta Kaushal2.50
Tumhari SuluKriti Tulsiani3.50
Tumhari SuluAnupama Chopra3.00