The British censor board has just cleared Padmavati with no cuts, but restricted its viewing to audiences above the age of 12 for its minor violence. The film can now be released in the UK as per the earlier schedule on December 1. However the producers Viacom 18 Motion Pictures wont release the film abroad anywhere until the film has been cleared by the Indian censor board and on the same date as its Indian release. The former chairperson of thecensor board PahlajNihalaniwonders how films can be sent to the overseascensor boardwithout clearance in India. This is against the law. You cant send your film or for that matter any other Indian goods, out of the country without clearance from the Government. If a film is not cleared by the CBFC it cannot go abroad. However for decades now film producers have been following this practice of sending their film for certification to foreign countries without obtaining a clearance from the CBFC. Now with films going digital they dont even to pass through the immigration. I think this practice of allowing films to go out of the country without a censor certificate should be legalized.
Post a nasty run-in with the paparazzi at an event on Monday the Bachchans are seriously thinking of curtailing Aaradhyas public appearances. According to a source close to the Bachchan parivar, Aaradhya has been taught by her mother to handle the paparazzi. Being so young she already understands that she is part of a family that is constantly in the public domain and will be clicked wherever she goes. Aaradhya hands the camera lens like a pro. But now the attention is getting to worry Aaradhyas parents. Says the source, What happened on Monday was not right at all. Aishwarya had gone with her mother and daughter for an event at a hospital .To commemorate her fathers death anniversary she donated the cost of surgery for 100 children with cleft lips. It was by all means a solemn occasion. Not caring a hoot about the gravity of the moment the photographers jostled screamed and argued. Aishwarya was apparently reduced to tears as Aaradhya watched in silent disbelief.Post this incident the family has decided to curtail Aaradhyas public appearances. It is way too much attention for a child her age, says the family friend.
A couple of days back, reports stated that veteran film journalist Ali Peter John had met with an accident. Apparently, following the accident, John was admitted to the Nanavati Super Speciality Hospital. However, he has been facing a financial crisis. Now we hear that Shah Rukh Khan whose film Dear Zindagi released today has come forward to offer financial assistance for the hospitalization and subsequent treatment of veteran film journalist. Confirming the development, Ms. Usha Peter Ali, wife of Ali Peter John stated, that Shah Rukh has indeed offered financial aid for the treatment of her husband and that the actors team had approached their family through Dr. Ali Irani, HOD Physiotherapy, NSSH and stated that they would take care of all his hospitalization expenses. Ali Peter John is currently admitted to Nanavati Super Speciality Hospital (NSSH), following an accident on November 19 in which his left foot was crushed under a water tanker. The journalist has closely tracked the career graphs of noted Hindi film personalities in Bollywood for more than four decades now. He has been closely associated with superstars like Rajesh Khanna, Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan. His book on Amitabh Bachchan was recently launched by the thespian himself.
In a sudden development yesterday, a superstar of Bollywood was reprimanded on Twitter by the handle of Mumbai Police. A tabloid, Mid-Day, yesterday, published a picture that showed Varun Dhawan coming out of his car through the window in order to click a selfie with a fan.On seeing this picture, Mumbai Polices twitter handle tagged the actor and slammed him for this stint and added that it risked his and the fans life as well. They reminded him that hes a responsible youth icon and hence such actions arent expected from him. Finally, the tweet said that a fine will be slapped on the actor and also threatened that if the actor was seen indulging in such actions in future, they would take harsher action against him. Varun Dhawan quickly apologized for his folly. It seems that the e-challan indeed was sent to Varun Dhawan. Deputy Commissioner of police and police spokesperson Deepak Devraj confirmed that he was fined Rs. 600 under section 123/177 (Riding on running board outside vehicle), section 125/177 (Obstruction to driver) and 138 (3) CMVR/177 MVA (Rough/rash/negligent driving). The man who captured the photograph, Mid-Day photographer Satej Shinde, had an interesting story to tell. He said that minutes before Varun Dhawan took the controversial selfie, he had warned a biker about violating traffic rules by insisting that he should wear a helmet. Satej Shinde witnessed this episode and hence, he attempted to click Varuns picture. But by then, the auto rickshaw stood next to Varun Dhawans car and the actor obliged by clicking a selfie with her. On the film front, Varun Dhawan just had a release, Judwaa 2 , which was declared a blockbuster owing to its box office collections. He recently finished work on Shootjit Sircars October that releases on April 13, 2018.
Ayushmann Khurrana has brought about varied topics on screen ranging from sperm donation to erectile dysfunction. Now, the actor is keen on exploring a new genre with a complete family entertainer in the form of Badhaai Ho. Badhaai Ho will mark the second collaboration of Ayushmann Khurrana with Junglee Pictures, with whom he previously joined hands this year for his popular film Bareilly Ki Barfi which featured him opposite Kriti Sanon and Rajkummar Rao. Now, their next film together, Badhaai Ho will be directed by Amit Sharma who made his Bollywood debut with Arjun Kapoor Sonakshi Sinha starrer Tevar.As for the film, it is being said that it is a coming-off age story that deals with the impact of unexpected news and how the family tries to handle its repercussions. Talking about the film, director Amit Sharma asserted that it involves more of situational humour and described the plotline to be relatable. He also revealed that the story is such that what seems funny for others is a matter of concern for the family. On the other hand, Ayushmann too expressed his excitement about collaborating with Junglee Pictures again and also spoke about how he had enjoyed his previous experience of working with them. Furthermore, he also explained about his forthcoming film calling it innovative and entertaining and mentioned that it was its Indian setting with dollops of quirks that attracted him the most. Along with writers Akshat Ghildial and Shantanu Srivastava, Amit Sharma has been reportedly working on the script for almost two and half years. The production house also announced about Badhaai Ho on social media further adding that the film is all set to roll in January 2018. However, they are yet to announce the other casting details of the same.
Deepika Padukone was all set to attend the Ivanka Trump Summit in Hyderabad when the poop hit the ceiling. But contrary to reports she didnt chicken out from attending the prestigious Summit after death threats from the wonderful custodians of Indian culture. Nor did her family forbid from putting her in a vulnerable position. On the contrary her parents have been remarkably supportive and brave, encouraging her to go out there to have her say. It was the films producers Viacom 18 Motion Picture who have placed an embargo on Deepika Padukones movement. Says a source, Deepika had her speech and clothes ready. She was ready to fly off. But then her producers advised her against it. Though her security is beefed up the producers dont want to take any chances. They dont want to put in her in vulnerable situation. There will be no more Padmavati media events until the new release date is announced.
There were reports on Monday claiming that the CBFC has refused to give preferential treatment to Padmavati for censor certification. But sources from the Padmavati team want to know when theyve asked for or got preferential treatment from the CBFC. We submitted the film as soon as it was ready. We were suddenly told there is a 68-day period needed for film certification. We didnt ask for the queue to be broken then. We are not asking for it now. We were then told there was a technical error in our opening credits. Fair enough. We accept with humility every rule that the CBFC throws at our film. We are not asking for any preferential treatment, says the source from Padmavati.In the meanwhile the rule for a 68-day hiatus between submission and certification has been relaxed. Now films that have already announced their release date will according to CBFC sources, stand in a separate queue from those that have not announced a release date. Kapil Shama starrer Firangi which was pending certification has been instructed clearance. Says a producer whos a victim of the fluctuating guidelines at the CBFC, Theyre clueless about what to do. The Hindi Tamil and Telugu versions of Justice League were denied certification on the date of release because of the newly-implemented 68-day period for certification.
Just last week, the country was enthralled by the visit of English singer Ed Sheeran. Besides having a sold-out successful concert, Ed Sheeran was serenaded by Bollywood fraternity. Farah Khan took up the initiative and she threw a rocking bash for Ed Sheeran at her residence. Some of the prominent celebrities turned up at the bash and its pictures became a talking point on social media. Now another prominent musician, DJ Kygo, is all set to land in India. And this time, its Sunny Leone who will be getting a chance to throw a big, fat party on the occasion of his visit. The Norwegian DJ is going to perform at the Ola Sunburn Arena Tour in Hyderabad on November 24 and in Mumbai on November 26. So when DJ Kygo will be in Mumbai, thats when the much awaited party will take place. The guest list seems impressive. As per reports, Salman Khan , Malaika Arora and Katrina Kaif have given their nod for this party. Also, Arbaaz Khan , who has worked with Sunny Leone in the upcoming film Tera Intezaar , will be joining in the party. Tera Intezaar was to release this Friday, November 24, but to problems in getting the Censor certificate, it has been postponed to December 1. Arbaaz Khan was heard saying that he loves DJ Kygos style of music and would love to see him perform. Sunny Leone also confirmed that shes in touch with DJ Kygo and will be hosting a party for him. She said that she has informed the DJ about his fan following in India and that hes going to have a kickass time over there. She also said that she cant wait to meet him. Looks like Instagram will be flooded with inside pictures from the party of DJ Kygo on Sunday night. Watch this space.
The upcoming period film Padmavati has emerged as one of the most controversial films in recent times. In January this year, the protests began when members of Sri Rajput Karni Sena assaulted director Sanjay Leela Bhansali on the sets of the film in Jaipur on the grounds that the film distorted Rajput history. After the trailer was out more than a month back, the protests re-ignited. This time it became louder. Sri Rajput Karni Sena founder Lokendra Singh Kalvi even threatened that hell cut off lead Deepika Padukone s nose. Members of the ruling BJP government too showed their support to these protests. Moreover, the governments of Gujarat, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Punjab confirmed that they wont release the film in their respective states. Despite so much happening, the film industry as a whole has maintained a silence on this issue. There were also reports that some of the celebrities skipped the red carpet walk during the opening ceremony of International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in order to avoid commenting on this controversy. Till date, no superstar has come forward to talk about it. Shatrughan Sinha , veteran actor and also senior BJP leader, minced no words in making his displeasure clear over this silence by the film industry on Twitter. He even tagged Amitabh Bachchan Shah Rukh Khan and Aamir Khan and moreover, even added that actor-turned-I&B Minister Smriti Irani and prime Minister Narendra Modi have also chosen to not speak about this controversy. His full tweet read, As Padmavati becomes a burning controversy, people are asking why the legendary @SrBachchan, most versatile @aamir_khan & most popular @iamsrk have no comments..& how come our I&B Minister or our most popular Honble PM (according to PEW) are maintaining stoic silence. High time! Padmavati stars Ranveer Singh , Deepika Padukone and Shahid Kapoor.