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CONFIRMED! Parmanu The Story of Pokhran to release on May 25
Earlier this month, the film Parmanu The Story of Pokhran occupied headlines owing to a major rift that broke out between producers. John Abraham and Prernaa Arora were at loggerheads over payment issues related to the film. But it seems all is well now! Recently, both John and Prernaa came together to announce the release date of the film. And it has been finalized to May 25. Last we heard that John Abraham and Prernaa Arora had taken the help of police officials by filing FIR against each other. The two were also fighting a legal battle in court after John went ahead and released a poster without crediting Prernaas KriArj Entertainment. But now, the filmmakers announced the release date with another poster. This time around, the poster featured the name of all producers including KYTA Productions and Zee Studios besides KriArj and JA Entertainment. Furthermore, we hear that the trailer of the film which was on hold owing to the battle between producers will be releasing soon too. John Abraham expressed happiness over the films release on social media and posted this poster on his Twitter handle along with a message: The road to becoming a nuclear state is full of challenges. Making history is never easy! Heres the new poster of https://twitter.com/hashtag/Parmanu?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw #Parmanu.Film releases May 25th https://twitter.com/hashtag/1Month2Parmanu?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw #1Month2Parmanu https://twitter.com/johnabrahament?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw @johnabrahament https://twitter.com/kriarj?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw @kriarj https://twitter.com/DianaPenty?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw @DianaPenty https://twitter.com/bomanirani?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw @bomanirani https://twitter.com/hashtag/AbhishekSharma?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw #AbhishekSharma https://twitter.com/SaiwynQ?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw @SaiwynQ https://twitter.com/SanyukthaC?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw @SanyukthaC https://twitter.com/ZeeStudios_?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw @ZeeStudios_ https://twitter.com/KytaProductions?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw @KytaProductions https://t.co/TmtQ9JXpJP pic.twitter.com/TmtQ9JXpJP John Abraham (@TheJohnAbraham) https://twitter.com/TheJohnAbraham/status/989032923197304833?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw April 25, 2018 Parmanu The Story of Pokhran stars John Abraham in lead role along with Diana Penty and Boman Irani in prominent roles. The film is said to be an ode to the Indian army and scientists, who although ordinary people, accomplished truly extraordinary feats in the face of adversity. It salutes, celebrates and truly embraces the slogan- Jai Jawan Jai Vigyan. While the premise of the film is based on true events, the characters are fictitious. Ashwat and Ambalika never backed down! Heres the brand-new poster of https://twitter.com/hashtag/Parmanu?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw #Parmanu https://twitter.com/hashtag/1Month2Parmanu?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw #1Month2Parmanu https://twitter.com/johnabrahament?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw @johnabrahament https://twitter.com/TheJohnAbraham?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw @TheJohnAbraham https://twitter.com/DianaPenty?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw @DianaPenty https://twitter.com/bomanirani?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw @bomanirani https://twitter.com/hashtag/AbhishekSharma?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw #AbhishekSharma https://twitter.com/SaiwynQ?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw @SaiwynQ https://twitter.com/SanyukthaC?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw @SanyukthaC https://t.co/I3xgf3eAVK pic.twitter.com/I3xgf3eAVK KriArj Entertainment (@kriarj) https://twitter.com/kriarj/status/989029360765165568?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw April 25, 2018 Also Read: PARMANU ROW After the clash with producers, John Abrahams Parmanu runs into another legal trouble
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Deepikas Draupadi dilemma: Would Deepika Padukone agree to play Draupadi in Aamir Khans Mahabharat?
Aamir Khan has begun casting for his big-screen version of the Mahabharat. Apparently hes been telling close friends and associates that only Deepika Padukone and nobody else can play Draupadi. But the question is, would Deepika agree to be part of another epic story after what Padmaavat went through? A well-informed source said, Aamir Khans Mahabharat will be the most expensive mythological film ever made in this country. Its Aamirs dream project and only the A-listers would be cast as the epic characters. Deepika is the natural choice for Draupadi. She has the grace and grit. But after Padmaavat , Deepika is bound to be wary of doing another epic that could easily snowball into a controversy. It remains to be seen whether Deepika Padukone succumbs to the temptation of co-starring with Aamir Khan for the first time, and that too in his most ambitious project to date, or whether the Padmaavat experience will scare her off all epic experiences for some time. Also Read : WATCH: Deepika Padukone talks about depression, equal pay in her moving speech at TIME 100 Gala
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Is Arjun Kapoor playing male lead in the Hindi remake of Premam?
The coming-of-age love story in Malayalam, Premam is all set to be remade in Hindi. And it is being said that Arjun Kapoor has apparently been approached for the role of the said film. Although the details are currently under wraps, reports have it that the makers will be announcing about the film soon. Premam , which originally featured Nivin Pauly as the leading man, traces the life of George Kalaparambath from his teenage years to his adulthood. The romantic drama sees Nivin falling in love and getting his heart broken as he comes across different women in his life. Details of the actresses reprising the role of her teenage crush, his teacher and his love Celine is yet to be finalized. Directed by Alphonse Puthren, the film was well received in many quarters of South India owing to its light-hearted nature. On the other hand, speaking on the Hindi remake, Arjun Kapoor is not yet given a nod to the project. While his name was linked to another South remake, that of Arjun Reddy, now it has been revealed that Shahid Kapoor has signed the film. As for the remake of Premam , we hear that Arjun Kapoor has liked the script of the film. The actor is currently busy with already three films in the pipeline. He has already wrapped up Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar and is shooting Namastey England , both with Parineeti Chopra.Besides that, he also has Ashutosh Gowarikers Panipat which features him alongside Kriti Sanon and Sanjay Dutt.Arjun Kapoor is also said to have signed a film with Raj Kumar Gupta in which he is apparently set to play a RAW agent. Also Read : NOT Arjun Kapoor but Shahid Kapoor will be playing the lead in Arjun Reddy
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CONFIRMED! Kangana Ranaut to walk the Cannes red carpet
From Deepika Padukone to Katrina Kaif , many A-list actresses have taken the Cannes red carpet by a storm with their debut appearances. Now, Kangana Ranaut is all set to debut on the prestigious festivals red carpet. However, the other details of the same are currently being kept under wraps. It is a known fact that Deepika Padukone, Katrina Kaif and the Cannes regulars, Sonam Kapoor and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan have been attending the prestigious film festival for a reason. All of them represent the LOral brand from India. As for Kangana Ranaut, the brand associations for her Cannes appearance are yet to be revealed. On the other hand, rumours have it that her favourite designer Neeta Lulla will be designing her Cannes outfits. Not surprisingly, Kangana Ranaut will be surrounded by fashionistas around her during this event. So her red carpet appearances will be under scrutiny as well as grab immense attention. So, it is being reported that the actress is keen on having Lulla on board since she has also designed costumes for her forthcoming historical drama Manikarnika The Queen of Jhansi.But the details of the same are yet to be announced. Speaking on the film front, Manikarnika The Queen of Jhansi may face a delay in its release. While last we heard that it will release on April 27, no other progress on the film or any update on its release date has been shared by far. The actress will also be seen alongside Rajkummar Rao in Mental Hai Kya whose London schedule is expected to kick off soon. Her other films include one with Shekhar Kapur in which Kangana is supposed to play an 85 year old woman. Also Read: Its a wrap for Kangana Ranaut starrer Manikarnika- The Queen of Jhansi
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NOT Arjun Kapoor but Shahid Kapoor will be playing the lead in Arjun Reddy
Not too long ago, it was being reported that Arjun Kapoor will play the leading man in the Hindi remake of Arjun Reddy.But now it seems that there has been a change in the cast. Now it is the Padmaavat actor Shahid Kapoor who will be essaying this role. Arjun Reddy , that tells the tale of an alcoholic, featured Vijay Deverakonda in the original. The female lead was played by Shalini Pandey. While the leading lady in the Hindi remake is yet to be finalized, we hear that Shahid Kapoor will essay the role of an alcoholic in this film. The Telugu original that released in August last year was a success. The story revolves around a surgeon grappling with anger issues who goes into a downward spiral after his girlfriend gets married to someone else. Shahid Kapoor, who has been in talks for the role with the makers for a while now, gave the nod to the project earlier this week. Producers Murad Khetani and Ashwin Warde have bought the rights to the Hindi remake, which will be directed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga. In fact, Vanga has also directed the original. On the other hand, Shahid Kapoor recently finished the schedule of Batti Gul Meter Chalu which features him alongside Shraddha Kapoor and Yami Gautam.Besides this, his name is being associated with many films including an untitled one with Raja Krishna Menon. Also Read : Shahid Kapoor REVEALS why he publicly announced Mira Rajputs pregnancy with Mishas pic
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Ali Fazal cast opposite Taapsee Pannu in this remake of Spanish film by Sujoy Ghosh
Taapsee Pannu was announced as the leading lady along with John Abraham in the Hindi remake of the Spanish film, The Invisible Guest.However, while that deal fell through, director Sujoy Ghosh has found his male lead in Ali Fazal.Contrateimpo aka The Invisible Guest earned rave reviews when it was released in ___ owing to its thrilling elements. Sujoy, who has been on a lookout for one such suspense story, expressed interest in making the remake of the same. Last year, he expressed his desire to finalize the casting for the same. While John was announced as the leading man with him also coming on board as a co-producer, he later backed out later citing date issues. Ali Fazal is now said to have come on board for the film, in which he essays the role of a suave businessman. Now it seems that Ali Fazal will reunite with Taapsee Pannu for this one. The duo has also shot for another film Tadka , which is directed by Prakash Raj. That film features them as the young couple with Nana Patekar and Shriya Saran playing the older couple in this light-hearted romantic drama. The film has been in the making since the past couple of years and it is yet to see the light of the day. As for the remake of The Invisible Guest, the film is expected to go on floor in June. It is said to be a start-to-end schedule which will be extensively shot in Dehradun, Uttarakhand. As of now Ali Fazal is shooting for Milan Talkies in Lucknow and other parts of North India along with South actress Shraddha Srinath. The ambitious film of Tigmanshu Dhulia which has been in the making since the past few years, underwent many changes and has finally gone on floor this year. Also Read: Abhishek Bachchan, Taapsee Pannu film Manmarziyaan faces legal hassle for shooting in ecological zone of Kashmir
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Radhika Apte boldly REVEALS about sexual harassment in Bollywood
Followed by the #Metoo Campaign, many people decided to speak up about the kind of sexual harassment faced by them by strangers and known people around them. Radhika Apte , who often gives a no holds barred interview, was recently seen speaking up on sexual harassment in BBC World News Reports Bollywoods Dark Secret. And this time around, she dared to speak up on the dark secrets that lie beneath the glamorous layer called Bollywood. Radhika Apte was not inhibited to accept that sexual harassment and asking for sexual favours [more popularly known as casting couch] is quite prominent in the Bollywood industry. The actress spoke to BBC World in this episode about sexual harassment that will be aired this weekend. During the same, Radhika Apte also spoke about the culture of silence in Bollywood, the reason why actresses are afraid to speak up about these issues in public. As Radhika stated reportedly, some B-town celebrities are regarded as Gods by many since that is kind of fandom in India. According to her, some of these stars are so powerful that voices of the other actresses dont matter even if they speak up and there are chances that the actresses may eventually ruin their own career whereas the ones committing such crimes are free of the consequences. Speaking up on the #MeToo Campaign, Radhika appreciated the unity wherein the men and women of the industry decided to come together as a team and fight against this menace without fearing the powerful. She also expressed that she wishes that something like that will happen in Bollywood too. Yet another actress who came out in support of Radhika Apte is Usha Jadhav. The popular Marathi actress, who has been a part of some Bollywood films too, revealed that demanding sexual favours is a common thing in the Indian entertainment industry. Elaborating on one of the experiences faced by her, Usha stated that during one of the occasions, she was asked if she could repay if she was given such a huge opportunity in films. While she was shocked to hear the question, she reportedly responded saying that she didnt have any money. To the same, the person who asked her the same question maintained that it wasnt about money but she may have to sleep with the producer, director or both for her role in the film. Besides these, the show Bollywoods Dark Secret hosted by Rajini Vaidyanathan also is said to feature an aspiring actress who hails from a small Indian village who has given some shocking details about how she was molested by a director in the name of providing a break in Bollywood. The 25-year-old actress described about how the director used to often kiss whenever and wherever he wanted and even tried to put his hands inside her clothes whilst she was working with him. Also Read: Radhika Apte to star alongside Castle star Stana Katic in new spy WWII movie
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After Judwaa 2 and Baaghi 2 Sajid Nadiadwala and Fox Star Studios set to create a hat trick with Housefull 4 and Nitesh Tiwaris next
After setting the box office on fire,the teamof Sajid Nadiadwala and Fox Star Studios pave a new cinematic journey for 2019. Judwaa and Baaghi are movies that are audience certified massive entertainers having received immense love from India. The blockbuster status of these films is the result ofcrackling synergy between Fox Star Studios and Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment. A partnership that has evolved over 2017-18 to write box office history through solid franchises. The team is now set to create a hat-trick of franchises with their biggest offering Housefull 4 directed by Sajid Khan, Indias most loved family comedy and will also be collaborating on Nitesh Tiwari s next film after Dangal.This film is yet untitled. This synergy will see a galaxy of stars led by none other than Akshay Kumar along with a heady ensemble of Bobby Deol, Ritesh Deshmukh, Kriti Sanon Pooja Hegde and many others. Commenting on the same Vijay Singh, CEO, Fox Star Studios, said, Sajid is a creative powerhouse. He is a franchise machine who has delivered record breaking hits in Housefull Judwaa and Baaghi.We are happy to strengthen our partnership with him and are looking forward to presenting a massive franchise in Housefull and Niteshs next after Dangal , which we believe is a relevant film in todays times. We believe that our relationship with Sajid has struck a powerful chord with the audience and our synergy will weave special stories that will continue to entertain audiences worldwide. Sajid Nadiadwala, Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment, said, Our collaboration with FSS has been phenomenal and we have had a great experience during Judwaa 2 and Baaghi 2.We have some really exciting content to showcase which we believe will be loved by the audiences. I am happy that we are partnering once again for my next two films, Housefull 4 and Nitesh Tiwaris next. Working with a team that believes in our creative vision and backs it relentlessly to the box office is a joy. I am thrilled to collaborate with them continuously and hope to entertain the audience worldwide once again. Also Read: SCOOP: Sajid Khan refuses to work with Jacqueline Fernandez in Housefull 4
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Is Varun Dhawan planning to tie the knot at the end of this year?
It looks like the intense romantic mood of his new release October has hit Varun Dhawan hard. One hears from sources close to the star that he plans finally make his relationship with long-term girlfriend Natasha Dalal official by the end of this year. I think Varun has become more conscious of the commitment-level required in a love relationship after working in Shoojit Sircars October.Varun is ready to acknowledge his relationship and take it to the next level, says a friend of the young actor. So far Varun Dhawan has shied away from any public acknowledgment of his relationship. When I asked about it he even quipped that the guy seen with Ms Dalal is his twin brother. A twin, we may add, that Varuns father David Dhawan is not aware of. Varuns parents are all for their sons marriage whenever he plans to settle down. But the couple wont stay with Varuns parents after marriage. Varun has bought his own place last year. Natasha has been doing it up at her own pace. They are in no hurry to make it official. But Varun feels the need to acknowledge his relationship, says the friend. Also Read: Kalank: Alia Bhatt films Varun Dhawan cutting his birthday cake on the sets of the film
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Box Office
Film NameNet GrossVerdict
October39.33 CrAverage
Blackmail19.11 Cr-
Baaghi 2155.65 CrHit
Hichki45.20 CrHit
Raid101.54 CrHit
3 Storeys2.25 CrFlop
Pari24.65 CrAverage
Welcome To New York3.00 CrFlop
Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety108.46 CrSuper-Hit
Aiyaary17.01 CrFlop
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Reviews
Film NameReviewer NameRating
Nanu Ki JaanuSameeksha1.50
OctoberMadhureeta Mukherjee4.00
OctoberSukanya Verma4.00
OctoberRajeev Masand3.50
BlackmailRummana Ahmed2.00
BlackmailRajeev Masand3.00
Baaghi 2Rummana Ahmed1.50
Baaghi 2Rajeev Masand2.00
Baaghi 2Indo-Asian News1.00
HichkiRajeev Masand3.00