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Due to CBFC, Riteish Deshmukh reworks scenes in his Marathi film Mauli for U/A certificate
Riteish Deshmukh is back to his Marathi roots with his home production Mauli. The film hit the screens on December 14. While the actor has been promoting the film in full form, it hasnt been easy for the makers to get the censor certificate. According to the reports, the film was earlier given A certificate by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC). But, Riteish Deshmukh reworked on the scenes to get the U/A certification and sent the film to the Revising Committee for the same. According to a source, the film was proposed an A certificate by CBFC. Then, Riteish Deshmukh and the director reworked on the six scenes with violence, including the one that had expletives. They then knocked the doors of the Revising Committee on December 12 with an edited version and got a UA certificate. Riteish Deshmukh said that they have made a family film. But, no Marathi films have this level of action, hence they had to tone it down. No scenes were removed fully. Mauli also stars Saiyami Kher and is directed by Aditya Sarpotdar. Also Read: Riteish Deshmukh claims competition of Marathi films is NOT with Hindi, heres why (watch video)
CID producer BP Singh replaces Anupam Kher as FTII chairman
Bijendra Pal Singh aka BP Singh, the director-producer of the longest running TV show CID, has been appointed as the new president of the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) Society and Chairman of Governing Council. The announcement was made on December 13 by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. BP Singh will be heading FTII and his tenure will be for three years starting from March 4, 2017, as per provisions of FTII rules. Interestingly, before being appointed as the FTII Chairman, BP Singh was serving in the capacity of Vice Chairman of the FTII Governing Council. BP Singh has broken several records as the producer-director of CID. The show completed 21 years of unbroken run on Sony TV. In 2004, he even made it to the Limca Book of Records for taking a single continuous shot of 111 minutes on six years of CID. In October Anupam Kher resigned as the chairman of the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII). The veteran actor cited his busy international schedule as the reason behind him stepping down as the chairman. Also Read: Anupam Kher to be honoured with the prestigious Distinguished Fellow award at MIT, Boston!
Its Official! Breathe season 2 to star Abhishek Bachchan and Amit Sadh
Amazon Prime Video, on December 14, announced that it has commenced the production of an all-new season of the Prime Original Series, Breathe. Created by Abundantia Entertainment, the second season of the hugely successful show also marks the digital streaming on-screen debut of Bollywood star Abhishek Bachchan.The show will continue to be directed by Mayank Sharma and he, along with Bhavani Iyer, Vikram Tuli and Arshad Syed, have helmed the narrative as writers of the show. Actor Amit Sadh returns in his award-winning role as Kabir Sawant. In its first season, the gritty psychological thriller, Breathe, won over the hearts of Prime viewers across multiple geographies with a gripping storyline, bold narrative, and impactful performances by the cast led by superstar R. Madhavan and Amit Sadh. Now, the second season of the show has gone into production and will be available only on Amazon Prime Video. Vijay Subramaniam, Director and Head of Content, Amazon Prime Video, said, We received a phenomenal response from customers for the first season of Breathe. It was a disruptive, genre-defining show and our audiences loved it! We are now excited to commence work on the second season of the show and have secured Abhishek Bachchan as a lead cast who has effortlessly portrayed diverse & complex roles through his career and will be a great addition to the show. Our customers can expect another exciting face-off between the two leads as Season Two brings back the thrill and edge-of-the-seat drama. Vikram Malhotra, CEO Abundantia Entertainment and Executive Producer of Breathe, said, Season One of Breathe pushed the boundaries of conventional story-telling and created a compelling Indian show that connected with the world. We are humbled by the success of the show and Im very excited that Abhishek has joined the series in a lead role. With Amit continuing in his award-winning role, and an engaging new narrative, I am confident that Season Two will raise the bar even higher. Abhishek Bachchan said, I am very excited to be a part of Breathe. As an artist, I have always liked to challenge myself through portraying unique characters and by being a part of genre-breaking stories. Content streaming and original digital series are the way of the future and I could not resist being a part of this new wave. I had seen Season One of Breathe and when Mayank shared where the story progresses to in Season Two, I knew I had to do this! I look forward to this new dimension in my career. Continuing in Season Two, actor Amit Sadh said, Breathe has been an amazing ride for me! The love and recognition from fans all over the world has made all my hard work worth it. The new Season of Breathe will take the story above and beyond the debut season; I cant wait to return as Kabir Sawant. Breathe is a gritty psychological, thriller series that follows the lives of ordinary people faced with extraordinary circumstances. How far will you go to save the life of a loved one? Breathe explores this very question. This emotional and psychological series was recently renewed for a second season. Also Read: R Madhavan and Amit Sadh starrer Breathe wins big at the 18th ITA Awards
EXCLUSIVE: Shah Rukh Khan reveals Nusrat Fateh Ali Khans Main Roz Roz Tanha is recreated in Zero
Shah Rukh Khan is gearing up for the release of his next film, Zero.The film celebrates life and is a story of an adorable vertically challenged man in an unusual tale. As the promotions are on in full swing, the actor revealed EXCLUSIVELY to Bollywood Hungama that the next song in the film will be a recreation of veteran singer, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. In the interview, Shah Rukh Khan revealed that the next song which will be out in the next few days. The song is a recreation of Main Roz Roz Tanha and has been composed by Tanishq Bagchi. Theres a qawwali which should come out next. Main Roz Roz Tanha which is based on old Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan qawwali. Not very well known. Tanishq has done the music, he said. In Zero Anushka Sharma is seen essaying the role of a cerebral palsy patient while Katrina Kaif plays a Bollywood superstar in the film. Red Chillies Entertainment and Colour Yellow Productions come together to bring Zero , produced by Gauri Khan, the Aanand L Rai directorial is all set to release on 21st December 2018. Also Read: WOAH: Katrina Kaif gives befitting reply when asked whether she feels LUCKY TO KISS Shah Rukh Khan in Zero
Bollywoods horror king Tulsi Ramsay passes away at 74
The name Tulsi Ramsay is synonymous with horror films in Indian film industry. Ramsay ruled this genre in the 80s and 90s with his brand of horror movies. It is truly an end of era now that the filmmaker is no more. Tulsi Ramsay is known for movies like Hotel, Purana Mandir, Tahkhana, Veerana, and Bandh Darwaza among others. He is survived by Kumar Ramsay, Shyam Ramsay, Keshu Ramsay, Arjun Ramsay, Gangu Ramsay and Kiran Ramsay. The Ramsay Brothers brand of horror films earned them popularity in the 90s and what was started as a small cottage industry became huge and occupied a big share in market. Ramsays Do Gaz Zameen Ke Neeche was a turning point for them, as though shot in mere budget of a little more than Rs 3 lakh, the movie garnered about Rs 43 lakhs. This became the formula for all their films to follow. Their last project major project was the Zee horror show. Ramsays business associate spoke to the media and confirmed the news. He said, Tulsiji passed away on Thursday evening. His funeral will happen today around 2 pm. He was living in Goregaon, Mumbai. He was not keeping well from some time now.
Rajinikanth Akshay Kumars 2.0, Tiger Shroffs Baaghi 2, Sanju, Padmaavat, Race 3 amongst most searched films on Google in 2018
Its been a great year for movies in India. While some big budget movies failed at the box office, unconventional and small budget films were sleeper hits. Google, like every year, has released which movies were most talked about. It was starring Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar that took the throne followed by Tiger Shroff s action-packed film Baaghi 2 came in at the second position. Salman Khan s high octane action film Race 3 , which didnt receive positive reviews, came in at third position. The third part in Marvels Avengers series, Avengers: Infinity War came in at the fourth position followed by Katrina Kaif and Salman Khan starrer Tiger Zinda Hai taking the fifth position. Ranbir Kapoor s Sanju , which was Sanjay Dutt biopic, Deepika Padukone Ranveer Singh Shahid Kapoor magnum opus Padmaavat , Marvels Black Panther , Ishaan Khatter Janvhi Kapoors Sairat remake Dhadak and Ryan Reynolds Deadpool 2 were the movies amongst top 10 most searched films on Google in 2018. 1. 2.0 2. Baaghi 2 3. Race 3 4. Avengers: Infinity War 5. Tiger Zinda Hai 6. Sanju 7. Padmaavat 8. Black Panther 9. Dhadak 10. Deadpool 2 Also Read: Akshay Kumar wishes his 2.0 co-star Thalaiva Rajinikanth on his 68th birthday
Riteish Deshmukhs dwarf role in Milap Zaveris Marjaavaan to be larger than life
Actor Riteish Deshmukh is all set to play a villain once again in Milap Zaveris Marjaavaan. Produced by Bhushan Kumars T-Series and Emmay Entertainments Monisha Advani, Madhu Bhojwani and Nikkhil Advani, the romantic action drama also stars his Ek Villain co-star Siddharth Malhotra and Tara Sutaria along with Rakul Preet Singh. On Riteish playing a villain again in his film, director Milap says, Riteishs villainous role had to be better than the last time. I decided to raise the bar by scaling him down in size. Even though he is a dwarf, his character is larger than life. The part is extremely wicked with dark humour, great punch lines and some crazy face-off scenes with Sid. While Sidharth has already started shooting, Riteish will join them soon. Riteish is preparing hard for his character by analyzing and observing how someone of that height would walk, gesticulate and run. They are also taking workshops. Marjaavaan is produced by T-Series and Emmay Entertainment and is slated to release on 2nd October Also Read: Riteish Deshmukh claims competition of Marathi films is NOT with Hindi, heres why (watch video)
Sharmila Tagore connects with former daughter-in-law Amrita Singh after 14 years
Funny, how children can wash away all the rancour and make the family come together like never before. The film debut of Saif Ali Khan and Amrita Singhs daughter Sara Ali Khan prompted Saras grandmother Sharmila Tagore to reach out to her former daughter-in-law Amrita Singh to congratulate the latter for Saras success. The two had not connected since Saif and Amritas divorce in 2004. Says Sharmilaji appreciatively, Really, the credit for bringing up Sara and Ibrahim (Saif Amritas two children) must go to Amrita. She has brought them up as such cultured poised children. The parting between Saif and Amrita had been anything but amicable. In a sensational post-breakup interview with me, Saif in 2005 had said, My leaving Amrita (Singh) was not overnight. It was on the cards for a long time, and another woman had nothing to do with it. When it (the separation) happened, it was like a very painful amputation. But it was also the best thing to do, given the circumstances. My son Ibrahim is such a chamcha of mine. He even does his hair like me; tries to walk and talk like me! While Sara (his daughter) understands the situation, Ibrahim (his son) thinks Im just out for a long shooting schedule. Once, he asked me very loudly in front of a hundred people, when I was coming back. I felt like sinking into the ground. I miss my children so much! Anyone who thinks Ive abandoned them doesnt know what its to be like an absentee parent. I dont have any answers for what has happened in my life. All I know is every penny I earn is for my children. I live for them. Id die for them. My wife and I have gone our separate ways. I respect my wifes space. Why am I being constantly reminded of how terrible a husband I was, and how awful a father I am? Ive my son Ibrahims photograph in my wallet. Each time I look at it, I feel like crying Im not allowed to meet my children. They arent allowed to come visit me, let alone stay with me. Ive settled for extravagant post-breakup financial arrangements. Im supposed to give Amrita Rs 5 crores, of which Ive already given her approximately Rs 2.5 crores. Also, Im paying Rs 1,00,000 per month until my son becomes 18. Im not Shah Rukh Khan.I dont have that kind of money. Ive promised her Ill pay up the rest of the money, even if Ive to slog till I drop dead. Whatever Ive earned from doing ads, stage shows, and films is for my children. Ive no money. Our bungalow is for Amrita and the kids. Also Read: Birthday Special: Sharmila Tagore talks about films, granddaughter Sara Ali Khans debut Kedarnath and Taimur Ali Khans super stardom
Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt starrer Gully Boy to have its world premiere at Berlin International Film Festival 2019
Zoya Akhtars Gully Boy , starring Ranveer Singh Alia Bhatt , and Kalki Koechlin , is all set to have its world premiere at the 69th Berlin International Film Festival. On December 13, BIFF released an official statement which read that the first nine films have been selected for the Competition and the Berlinale Special. It was announced that Gully Boy has been selected as part of the Berlinale Special programme. An ecstatic Ranveer Singh took to Twitter to share his excitement and wrote, Delighted!!! Gully Boy has been selected by the Berlin International Film Festival for a special gala screening!!! Ow Oww. Delighted!!! https://twitter.com/hashtag/GullyBoy?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw #GullyBoy has been selected by the Berlin International Film Festival for a special gala screening!!! Ow Oww!!! ???????????????? https://twitter.com/hashtag/ZoyaAkhtar?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw #ZoyaAkhtar https://twitter.com/aliaa08?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw @aliaa08 https://twitter.com/ritesh_sid?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw @ritesh_sid https://twitter.com/FarOutAkhtar?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw @FarOutAkhtar https://t.co/SWxw6XoBN6 https://t.co/SWxw6XoBN6 Ranveer Singh (@RanveerOfficial) https://twitter.com/RanveerOfficial/status/1073206969790590978?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw December 13, 2018 Alia Bhatt too shared expressed her happiness on social media and wrote, Wohooo so soo exciting! # GullyBoy has been selected by the Berlin International Film Festival for a special gala screening ???????????? Cannot wait ???????????????? Wohooo so soo exciting! https://twitter.com/hashtag/GullyBoy?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw #GullyBoy has been selected by the Berlin International Film Festival for a special gala screening ???????????? Cannot wait ???????????????? https://twitter.com/RanveerOfficial?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw @RanveerOfficial https://twitter.com/hashtag/ZoyaAkhtar?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw #ZoyaAkhtar https://twitter.com/ritesh_sid?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw @ritesh_sid https://twitter.com/FarOutAkhtar?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw @FarOutAkhtar https://t.co/Jr62PWkZVI https://t.co/Jr62PWkZVI Alia Bhatt (@aliaa08) https://twitter.com/aliaa08/status/1073211466839400449?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw December 13, 2018 The 69th edition of the Berlin International Film Festival will begin on February 7 and till February 17 next year. Zoya Akhtars Gully Boy is based on the lives of underground rappers including Divine. It is set to release on February 14, 2019. Also Read: Genuinely a boy at heart but so much to learn from him- Alia Bhatt praises Gully Boy co-star Ranveer Singh
Box Office
Film NameNet GrossVerdict
Kedarnath39.25 Cr-
2.0139.75 Cr-
Pihu2.50 CrFlop
Thugs Of Hindostan145.29 CrFlop
Baazaar28.02 CrFlop
Namaste England8.25 CrFlop
Badhaai Ho136.80 CrSuper-Hit
FryDay1.75 CrFlop
Helicopter Eela5.00 CrFlop
Jalebi2.75 CrFlop
Film NameReviewer NameRating
KedarnathRachit Gupta3.00
KedarnathRajeev Masand2.50
KedarnathRohit Vats3.00
2.0Rachit Gupta3.00
2.0Rajeev Masand3.00
2.0Rohit Vats2.00
PihuRajeev Masand2.00
PihuRohit Vats3.00
Thugs Of HindostanRachit Gupta2.50
Thugs Of HindostanSukanya Verma1.00