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Rishi Kapoor in Parched director Leena Yadavs next
Rishi Kapoor has played varied roles including a patriarch in Kapoor & Sons for which he received immense appreciation. Now the actor is all set to play a father in Parched fame director Leena Yadavs next. The film in question is a comedy drama revolving around a father-son relationship and deals with the concept of generation gap and the dynamic technology that has changed the mode of communication. The director Leena Yadav asserted that the film will have several interesting characters. On the other hand, Rishi Kapoor is said to play the 55 year old father of a young boy and the latter is said to be a newcomer. Furthermore, we hear that Leena Yadav already had a boy in mind when she wrote the film. The actress also mentioned that it is probably the reason why she didnt approach Rishis real life son Ranbir Kapoor for the role. The award winning filmmaker also stated that her film is quite different from other films made on father-son relationship.
CONFIRMED: Anil Kapoor to play Harshvardhan Kapoors father in Abhinav Bindra biopic; meets Olympians real father
Harshvardhan Kapoor , who is only one movie old in the industry, is already taking up some interesting projects. It was only a few weeks ago when Harshvardhan Kapoor took everyone by surprise when he met Olympic gold medalist Abhinav Bindra. Sharing a picture with the Olympian, Harshvardhan Kapoor had confirmed that he was all set to play the ace shooter in his biopic. Now, there is another exciting news that has come into limelight. There were speculations that Anil Kapoor was approached to play Harshvardhans father in Abhinav Bindra biopic. On Tuesday, Harsh confirmed that his real-life dad is going to be his reel life dad as well. Anil Kapoor met and Apjit Bindra (Abhinav Bindras father) where they were seen raising a toast. He captioned it, The reel and real-life dads met and raised a toast to the start of this amazing project. Dad beat me to the meeting with Bindra senior and has already started his prep! Cant wait to be back and start work on this full swing! #BindraBiopic #LetsDoThis #ActorsLife @anilskapoor. Well, this would be the very first time that Harshvardhan Kapoor and Anil Kapoor will share screen space for a film. Abhinav Bindra had won Indias first individual gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. His biopic will tell his story and his relationship with his father. The biopic is scheduled to go on floors by October and hit the screens sometime next year.
Kareena Kapoor Khan, Sonam Kapoors Veere Di Weddings Instagram account gets hacked and this is the ransom
After much delay, Rhea Kapoors ambitious chick flick Veere Di Wedding went on floor in Delhi a few weeks ago. While Kareena Kapoor Khan s interesting video of her prep and her son Taimur became a talk of the town ever since she started shooting for the film, the digital media team of the film did not expect this shock coming their way. In a one of a kind case recently, the official Instagram account of the film was not only hacked but a ransom too was demanded for the same. As bizarre as that sounds, but when the Instagram account was hacked, an alleged ransom was demanded which was a role in the film. The hacker claimed to be a Pakistani resident who had changed the display picture of the account into a monkey with the emoji of the Pakistani national flag and a changed description that stated, I am paki papu bhai. When the digital team came across the same, they were left quite surprised and decided to take action against the same. They reported about the hacking incident to the Instagram headquarters in Mumbai and soon got their hands on the details of their hacker. While they have not only retrieved the access and control of their account, it was soon stated that the hackers location was indeed traced to the neighboring country. Although the producers of the film havent officially made any announcements, reports claim that the account was hacked for 90 minutes by a certain Pakistani resident who demanded a role in the film in return to the access for the account. Veere Di Wedding to be directed by Shashanka Ghosh and is slated to release next year. The film also stars Swara Bhaskar and Shikha Talsania in leading roles.
Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Insan grows vegetables, prunes trees in jail; earns Rs 20 per day
As the godman and filmmaker, Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Insan was the owner of properties worth thousands of crores. But in jail, hes just another prisoner working eight hours a day and earns Rs 20 for it. The 50 year old self-styled godman and the master of Dera Sacha Sauda, who has almost 7 crore followers, is currently lodged in Sunaria jail in Rohtak, Haryana on charges of raping his two disciples. He was sentenced to twenty years of imprisonment, ten years each in two rape cases, on August 28 by a special CBI court. Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Insan was pronounced guilty on August 25 by the court in Panchkula, after which his followers went on a rampage, destroying public property and injuring journalists and even policemen. In jail, he has been stamped as prisoner no 1997. K P Singh, DGP (jails) in Haryana yesterday revealed that adjoining his barrack, there is a small plot of land where Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Insan grows vegetables and prunes tees. Whatever he produces will be used in the jail mess to feed other prisoners. He does his work for eight hours, which is the maximum number of hours a prisoner is allowed to work for. K P Singh denied reports that Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Insan has been extended any special treatment and that theres a TV in his cell. He in fact stated that the godman is a disciplined prisoner who is treated equally and is provided the same food as other prisoners. He also said that reports of Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Insan breaking down in jail are baseless. Also false are the reports circulating in the media over his health. Moreover, K P Singh admitted that Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Insan has provided two telephone numbers to prison authorities one of which is of his adopted daughter Honeypreet, and the other number is of the Dera Sacha Sauda headquarters in Sirsa. The police verification of his numbers however hasnt been done. Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Insan has also provided the list of ten names who could meet him in the prison. Out of these ten, one of them is his mother who has already met him. For security reasons, Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Insan has been lodged in a barrack with only few prisoners who have a track record of good conduct. Also, jail staff persons with impeccable record have been put on duty in and near his barrack. Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Insan became known nationwide after he turned to films. From February 2015 to May 2017, he acted in five films, all featuring him in leading roles and showing him as having incredible powers.
Salman Khan wants Katrina Kaif in Race 3?
The Race franchise grew monstrously bigger when Salman Khan decided to take over the leading mans part from Saif Ali Khan who starred in the first two films in the series. Having dropped directors Abbas-Mustan and opted for Remo dSouza to helm Part 3, Salman is now hell-bent on bringing further box office heft to his Race to the finishing line. One now hears that Katrina Kaif is also being added to the cast of Race 3. Interestingly, the film already stars Jacqueline Fernandez as one of the leading ladies. Katrina and Jacqueline starred in Race and Race 2, respectively. According to a source, There are three leading men and two leading ladies in Race 3. So theres a very strong role for another heroine. Salman Khan is very keen to get Katrina Kaif on board. Although the film is produced by Ramesh Taurani, we hear Salman Khan is calling all the shots on the project. According to a source close to the project, When Salman decided to come on board for Race 3 he brought director Remo dSouza with him and Abbas-Mustan who directed the first two films in the series were dropped. Salman has a say in every department of Race 3, from the casting to the music to the locations. If he wants Katrina in the film, she is bound to be in the film.
Amitabh Bachchan hits back at Justice Markandey Katjus criticism over Pink
The legendary Amitabh Bachchan , whose latest release Pink (which was released last week) has been receiving tons of appreciation for his role. While many just couldnt stop raving about Amitabh Bachchans stellar performance in the film, there were a few who did not like his performance in the film. One such person was the ex-Supreme Court judge Markandey Katju. On September 17, Markandey Katju wrote a few unsavoury things about Amitabh Bachchan on his Facebook wall, which read as Amitabh Bachchan is a man with nothing in his head, and since most media persons praise him, I doubt there is anything in their heads too. After his above post garnered criticism from many, Markandey Katju shared an explanation that read, When I said Amitabh Bachchan has nothing in his head, many people asked me to elaborate. So I am writing this post. Karl Marx had said that religion is the opium of the masses, used as a drug by the rulers to keep the masses pacified so that they may not revolt But the Indian masses need several drugs to keep them pacified, one is not enough for them. Religion is only one of such drugs. Some other drugs which are needed are films, the media, cricket, astrology, babas, etc. A combination of drugs has to be given by our rulers to the Indian masses to keep them pacified, just as for some diseases, a combination of medicines has to be given. One of such powerful drugs is films. The Roman Emperors used to say If you cannot give the people bread, give them circuses.So most of our films are like circuses, which our rulers provide to our people since they cannot give the people bread ( i.e. employment, healthcare, nutritious food, good education, etc ). Amitabh Bachchans films, like those of Dev Anand, Shammi Kapoor, Rajesh Khanna, etc are like drugs, they take the people to a world of make believe, and they are therefore very useful to our rulers since they keep people pacified. Apart from being a good actor, what is there in Amitabh Bachchan ? Has he any scientific ideas for solving the countrys massive problems ? There are none. From time to time he appears on some media channels giving sermons and homilies, and from time to time he is shown to be doing good deeds, but who cannot do this with tons of money? Meanwhile, at a recently held event, when Amitabh Bachchan was asked about the Markandey Katjus harsh criticism, he said that Katju was right that he didnt have anything inside his mind and that it was khalaas (finished). In the end, Amitabh Bachchan revealed that, both, he and Markandey Katju were in the same school and that Katju was his senior. Amitabh Bachchan also clarified that there was no rivalry between them.
MSG The Warrior: Lion Heart to release on October 7
Ever since the time the trailer of MSG The Warrior: Lion Heart has been released, it has definitely increased everyones curiosity and excitement about the film and its release. After having won hearts with the films promos and the grand music launch, Saint Dr. MSG was being persistently asked on Twitter about the release date of the film. In a live webcast on YouTube, Saint Dr.MSG put everyones excitement to rest by declaring that MSG The Warrior: Lion Heart will be releasing on October 7 this year. Speaking about MSG The Warrior: Lion Heart, Saint Dr.MSG said, MSG The Warrior Lion Heart chronicles the past life of Lion Heart, the high-tech secret agent. As he faces the aliens and their high tech weapons a few hundred years ago, he has to unlock the age old secrets of the ancient India in order to get technologies to face the seeming insurmountable enemy. MSG The Warrior: Lion Heart , which was shot in merely 25 days flat, revolves around a medieval warrior who fights alien invaders from outer space for the honor of his land and the dignity of the womenfolk. During the event, Saint Dr.MSG was asked if he would be going to TV shows to promote his film MSG The Warrior: Lion Heart.To which, Saint Dr.MSG, in his ever-so-impressive trademark style, said, The fourth estate is a pillar of society. Why certain TV shows? It is you, the media, which is the most powerful means of promotion. The media, the fourth estate is the most powerful tool to promote our film. Amidst the event, when Saint Dr.MSG was asked about the recent terror strike in Uri, Saint Dr.MSG spoke candidly against the dastardly act. He said, It is an act of extreme cowardice, killing soldiers in sleep. But India should seal its borders absolutely tightly. Statements are not enough, it is time that India moved the international fora to declare Pakistan a terrorist state. Only when their foreign funding stops, they might move to mend their ways. India should work with the international community to declare Pakistan as a terrorist state. And for all those who swear by Saint Dr.MSGs multi-talents (readers may note that MSG The Warrior: Lion Heart will see him handling as many as 30 departments!), Saint Dr.MSG gave the good news that upped everyones enthusiasm superlatively. Saint Dr.MSG said that, while MSG The Warrior: Lion Heart will be releasing on October 7 this year, the sets for the next film (the fifth in the series) were almost ready. Saint Dr.MSG also revealed that the next film will be a comedy, wherein, he would showcase the fact it was very much possible to create healthy humor without resorting to any double meaning dialogues.
Sanjay Leela Bhansalis Padmavati faces objection
Even though Sanjay Leela Bhansali s last release Bajirao Mastani had set the Box-Office afire, it had got mired in a controversy. Readers may recall that the descendants of the Maratha Peshwa and Mastani in Pune and Hyderabad had objected to the film on historical grounds. Sanjay Leela Bhansali s latest film Rani Padmavati has seemingly landed itself into troubled waters even before the films shoot. As the film is based on the glorious life of Maharani Padmavati , Sanjay Leela Bhansali had plans to shoot the film in Gujarat and a Southern district of Rajasthan. However, when the news reached Patel Navnirman Senas President Hardik Patels ears, he raised an objection over the films shooting. Hardik Patel reasoned that he got to know from the Rajasthan-based Rajput Senas members that Sanjay Leela Bhansali was making a film on Maharani Padmavati and that Bhansali had not studied the history behind the vast legacy of Maharani Padmavati. Hardik Patel felt that this could result in damaging the image of Maharani Padmavati. Thats why Hardik Patel and his team members have told Sanjay Leela Bhansali to stop the films production. He has also told Sanjay Leela Bhansali to hold discussions with the Rajput leaders before he commences the shooting of Padmavati.Hardik Patel also demanded that if Sanjay Leela Bhansali refrains from giving assurance of not damaging Rani Padmavatis image, then, Patidar Navnirman Sena will not only be holding protests against the movie across the country, but also, will not give permission for the film to release in Rajasthan. Hardik Patel also added that no director had the right to damage history for entertainment.
Heres Hansal Mehtas response for people thinking he deleted his Twitter account after Simran backlash
After much controversy surrounding Kangana Ranaut during the promotions of her film Simran , the film finally hit the screens on September 15. With mixed reviews for Simran and backlash on social media, it was seen that Simran director Hansal Mehta had deleted his Twitter account but only to return back in hours. On Tuesday afternoon, Hansal Mehta returned to Twitter and had a few things to say. Since so many people are speculating about me deleting my twitter a/c here I am. Thankful for both the love and criticism coming our way. #Simran is an unconventional film about an unusual character. Im very proud of it., Hansal Mehta addressed the speculations around his Twitter account. Hansal Mehta further added, Thankful for both the love and criticism coming our way. #Simran is an unconventional film about an unusual character. Im very proud of it. The pre-release buzz around Kangan Ranaut starrer Simran was more about her explosive interviews related to her personal life than that of her upcoming film. Then, there was the controversy with writer Apurva Asrani over co-writer credits given to the actress. With the weak opening and only Rs 12.09 crore collection in four days, Simran has had a slow start at the box office.
Box Office
Film NameNet GrossVerdict
Simran12.06 Cr-
Lucknow Central10.57 Cr-
Daddy7.00 Cr-
Baadshaho76.57 Cr-
Shubh Mangal Saavdhan40.16 CrHit
Qaidi Band25.00 CrFlop
A Gentleman19.82 CrFlop
Bareilly Ki Barfi33.58 CrAbove Average
Toilet Ek Prem Katha133.60 CrSuper-Hit
Jab Harry Met Sejal62.50 CrFlop
Film NameReviewer NameRating
Lucknow CentralRenuka Vyavahare3.00
Lucknow CentralShubhra Gupta2.00
Lucknow CentralRummana Ahmed3.00
Lucknow CentralVishal Verma2.00
Lucknow CentralTushar Joshi2.50
Lucknow CentralRohit Vats2.50
Lucknow CentralKriti Tulsiani1.50
Lucknow CentralAnupama Chopra2.00
SimranMeena Iyer3.00
SimranShubhra Gupta3.00