Irrfan Khan took everyone by a shock when he shared a post on his Twitter handle about his health. Later on, he went on to reveal that he is suffering from neuroendocrine cancer, after which we havent received a glimpse of the star. In the midst of the promotions of his last release Blackmail , the actor took off to London for treatment. Well-wishes from all quarters started pouring in. On the other hand, it wasnt until now that Irrfan Khan decided to speak about his battle in an elaborate manner. The battle with cancer is something that a lot of actresses like Lisa Ray and Manisha Koirala have explained and expressed in the past. And it has never been an easy one. For Irrfan too, the news came as a sudden bolt of lightning. Dealing with the news and then dealing with the physical changes including pain, Irrfan has undergone not only changes in his body but also his mind. He spoke about how the neuroendocrine cancer changed his life to the leading daily Times Of India [TOI]. Explaining the fact that the treatment for this is unpredictable, Irrfan Khan stated that it is all trial and error because this kind of cancer is rare. He metaphorically described about his current condition stating that whilst he was travelling in a speedy train that was to take him to his final destination of goals and dreams, he was compelled to get off at a destination even before he reached the one, he actually wanted to go to. He elaborated adding that the incident has made him realize the unpredictability of life and circumstances, where a cork cannot predict the currents of the ocean it is floating in. Irrfan also went on to talk about the immense pain he suffered wherein he described that pain felt more enormous than God. He further remembered the moment when he was entering the hospital for the treatment. His hospital was located right opposite the Lords stadium which Irrfan called as the Mecca of his childhood dream. He reminisced about the time it suddenly struck him how peculiar the entire situation, how between the game of life and death, where one side is a hospital and the other a stadium, there is just a road. Yet neither the hospital or the stadium held any certainty. This complex thought, he mentioned, brought about calmness within him because he believed that the only thing certain is the uncertainty. Further, when the innate calmness, Irrfan had said, made him surrender, submit and trust irrespective of the consequences. He explained that this sudden realization gave him real freedom, which he never realized how it looked like. He concluded by stating that the prayers that he received from all parts of the world, from his well-wishers, even people he doesnt even know, has now become one BIG force which has got into head. It has now given him wonder and happiness and it is probably a feeling that the actor has continued to relish. The philosophical revelation of Irrfan Khan to TOI about the mixed emotions that he has been undergoing whilst fighting a battle of life and death is truly heart-warming. His journey started off as a shock owing to the sudden diagnosis of his ailment and the note has ended positively with the actor accepting his situation yet bravely facing the battle.
Akshay Kumar starrer Gold is creating the right noise with the posters and teasers capturing the attention of the audience. After garnering a phenomenal response at the theaters for the unique Gold promo, the makers of the sports drama are set to attach the trailer of the film with the much anticipated, Ranbir Kapoor starrer Sanju.Cine-goers will be treated with a double dose of entertainment with Sanju and Gold hitting the screens together. Gold traces the journey of a man dreaming to win free Indias first gold medal in Hockey. The sports drama starring Akshay Kumar takes the audience back in time to witness the struggle of a team to make the nation proud. The upcoming sports drama starring Akshay Kumar will release this Independence Day marking 70 years of Free Indias first Gold medal at the 1948 Olympics. India won its first Gold medal as an independent nation at the Olympics on the 12th of August 1948. Celebrating this historic occasion, the makers are all set to release the film on the 15th of August this year. Gold not only marks the first ever association between Akshay Kumar and Excel Entertainment led by Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar but also is the debut of TV sensation Mouni Roy.Also starring Kunal Kapoor , Amit Sadh, Vineet Singh and Sunny Kaushal, Gold promises power packed performances by an ensemble cast. The teaser depicted the struggle for Indias first Gold as a free nation. While we had won several medals under the British Raj, the story of this Gold medal was special. The film has been shot across the UK and India, capturing the fascinating aspects of the pre-independent era. Gold is produced by Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar, helmed by Reema Kagti and is all set to release on the 15th August 2018. Also Read : Rajinikanth Akshay Kumar starrer 2.0 budget shoots up, no sign of completion
Bollywood is ready to welcome another set of star kids this year with Karan Johar s upcoming production, Dhadak.The film marks the debut of late actress Sridevi and Boney Kapoors daughter Janhvi Kapoor. It also stars newbie Ishaan Khatter who is Shahid Kapoor s brother. As the duos trailer released earlier this month, the fresh pair is pretty stoked to see the audiences reaction to the Sairat adaptation. Now, we hear the first track from the film will be released on June 20. Janhvi Kapoor took to her Instagram handle to share the details about the title track Dhadak which will be released on June 20. She shared a short snipped from the love ballad which sounds amazing. Janhvi is seen leaning on Ishaans lap as they look lovingly in each others eyes. She simply captioned the video, #Dhadak. Dhadak is the Hindi adaptation of Marathi blockbuster, Sairat.The original film starred Rinku Rajguru and Akash Thosar and was helmed by Nagraj Manjule. Dhadak is produced by Dharma Productions and is directed by Shashank Khaitan.It follows the story of Madhukar and Parthavi and their fierce and unconditional love that fights fate. But as their love grew, so did their problems as their families reject their love. Dhadak also stars Ashutosh Rana and is slated to release on July 20, 2018. https://www.instagram.com/p/BkK4dgHBR8_/ #dhadak A post shared by https://www.instagram.com/janhvikapoor/ Janhvi Kapoor (@janhvikapoor) on Jun 18, 2018 at 7:52am PDT Also Read: DHADAK: Shashank Khaitan REVEALS the three most intriguing elements from the Janhvi Kapoor, Ishaan Khatter film
Ajay Devgn and Kajol , who are collaborating for the actress next film, tentatively titled Ela , are all set to work towards environment protection. The two will be coming together in support of the plastic ban that has been imposed in Maharashtra. Not just that, they will also participate in initiatives related to the campaign as a part of their new association. Let us tell you that this is not the first time the power couple are supporting a cause. The duo has continued to support many such campaigns. Ajay Devgn has been the brand ambassador for Smile Foundation wherein he extended his support for women empowerment. On the other hand, Kajol too has contributed to various social causes including Help A Child Reach 5 wherein she has helped in creating awareness about the need for hygiene and sanitation. As for their recent initiative on the plastic ban, they will be extending their help for the same in Maharashtra. Sources have also reportedly stated that the duo may meet the Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis to discuss the initiative related to the plastic ban. Besides that, it has also been learnt that Ajay Devgn and Kajol have been invited to be a part of the exhibition planned by BMC [Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation] on July 22. Its aim is to find alternatives to plastic bags after the latter will be banned from June 23 onwards. It seems that the couple has always been in tandem with the idea of doing away with plastic. The two are said to be extremely environmentally conscious and it is one of the reasons why they decided to join this cause. On the work front, Ajay Devgn will be producing the next film featuring Kajol, which is directed by Pradeep Sarkar. It will feature her in the role of a single mother and is an adaptation of the Gujarati play Beta Kagdo. Also Read: Eela is still the tentative title of Kajols next
Not too long ago, there were reports that Alia Bhatt injured her shoulder on the sets of Brahmastra.And now three months later, the actress yet again ended up injuring her leg during the shoot of Kalank.However, despite all of this, she continues to shoot her two films. Alia Bhatt, who kicked off the shoot of this period drama since April, was apparently shooting for a sequence which involved stairs. Whilst filming it, she tripped off the stairs and ended up injuring her foot in the process. The actress was immediately given treatment and her leg was bandaged. Despite all the injury, it is being said that Alia resumed work. Alia Bhatt has started shooting with Sanjay Dutt for Kalank since the veteran actor joined the cast a day ago. We hear that the makers are running on a tight schedule. At the same time, the actress is also shooting for another film, the superhero drama Brahmastra in Mumbai itself. Considering that she is juggling between shoots, Alia is already facing time constraint. Hence, the actress did not want her injury to stall or delay the films in any way. Speaking on her injury, it seems that the actress is taking rest in between shots so that it doesnt aggravate. As mentioned before, Alia Bhatt faced another injury in March during the shoot of Brahmastra in Bulgaria. The actress apparently hurt her shoulder during an action sequence and the doctors had then advised her to go slow with the shoot schedule. In fact, this is the reason why Alias action sequences will be shot later. Talking about the two films, Brahmastra will feature her opposite Ranbir Kapoor and Amitabh Bachchan.Directed by Ayan Mukerji , the film is expected to release in the second half of the year. As for Kalank , the film will have an ensemble cast of Varun Dhawan Sonakshi Sinha Aditya Roy Kapur Madhuri Dixit Sanjay Dutt amongst others. It is slated to release on 19 April 2019. Also Read: Alia Bhatt will NOT have a live-in, wants to get married and have kids!
The producers of Shankars face the worst possible crisis possible for a big-budget film. The crisis of budget. According to sources very close to the film, the budget has over-shot by leaps and bounds. Originally s budget was Rs 65 crores. They upgraded it to Rs 90 crores keeping in mind the expensive special effects. But because of the FX faux pas, the budget has gone up to Rs.160 crores which would be impossible to recover for a Telugu film, says a source close to the project. Sources blame the ill preparation for 3D filming for the fiasco. They simply shot with expensive cameras and crew without doing their homework. And then they sent the film for post-production to an American FX company which messed it up completely. Precious resources and time were lost. The entire 3D had to done all over again. This pushed up the budget to an impossible figure. The producers are now in a fix. Rajinikanth is God in the South. But in the North he has no market. For the Hindi belt the producers are hoping to get Akshay Kumar to promote the film. But Akshay plays the antagonist in the .This may not go down well with his audience. But for all of this to be considered the film first needs to be completed. And that doesnt seem to be a proximate possibility, says the source. Also Read: BREAKING: Zee Studios buys the satellite rights of Akshay Kumar Rajnikanths 2.0 for a staggering Rs. 110 cr
There are conflicting reports in sections of the media about Sanjay Leela Bhansali working with various A-list stars. One report suggests that Hrithik Roshan met Bhansali for a proposed film. Elsewhere Salman Khan has gone on-record during the promotion of Race 3 to state that he will be doing another film with Bhansali. Shah Rukh Khan has also been seen in the Padmaavat directors company. However sources close to Sanjay Bhansali reveal there is no project with any of these three A-list superstars. These reports are highly premature. Sanjay Bhansali hasnt even decided what hes directing next. Right now hes busy producing for his niece Sharmin, says the source. The very gifted Marathi director Mangesh Hadawale whose unreleased film Dekh Indian Circus has Nawazuddin Siddiqui in his careers best performance, is all set to direct the two high-profile newcomers in a love story that, according to sources, goes far beyond the boy-meets-girl trope. The debutants to be launched in a film produced by Sanjay Leela Bhansali , are Jaaved Jaaferis son Mizaan and Bhansalis niece Sharmin. While Mizaan is undergoing rigorous training to prepare for his part, Sharmin has attended acting school in New York. Her mother Bela Sehgal (Sanjay Bhansalis sister) has edited a majority of Sanjay Bhansalis films and also directed the Boman Irani-Farah Khan comedy Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi. Sharmins grandfather Mohan Segal was a well-known filmmaker of the 1970s who introduced Rekha to the screen in Sawan Bhadow. Also Read: Sanjay Leela Bhansali to produce Rowdy Rathore 2 with Akshay Kumar
While it was Anurag Basu who introduced Kangana Ranaut in Gangster , it is time for the mentor protg to reunite. This time the title of the film is quirky and unique called Imali (Tamarind and it is also a popular Indian name). If reports are to be believed, Kangana plays the titular character. Although not much has been revealed about the film, we hear that it is youthful, urban love story. On the other hand, Kangana Ranaut too has confirmed the developments in recent reports. However, she has refrained from divulging any further details on the film. As for the reunion of the actor-director duo, it definitely comes as a surprise. Anurag and Kangana last reunited for Kites , followed by which there were rumours of fallout between the two. It seems that Kangana was upset with international actress Barbara Mori receiving more screen space. But amidst all these reports, Kangana had maintained that she had down Kites because Anurag was her mentor and she could never refuse any project from him. Yet we didnt see the two coming together since 2010 and now after 8 years they have decided to do a project together. Reasserting her admiration for her mentor, Kangana Ranaut has described Anurag Basu as her godfather. She added that she credits her film career to this filmmaker who launched her. Speaking on the film going on floor, it is a known fact that Kangana Ranaut is shooting for Mental Hai Kya.She is currently in London filming the same with co-actor Rajkummar Rao. The actress also has the release of Manikarnika The Queen of Jhansi in the pipeline. Keeping in mind these projects, Kangana Ranaut revealed that Imali would be going on floor only by the end of this year. The makers are currently on a lookout for a male lead to essay the role of the actress love interest. There are also reports that the prep for Imali will start in August. However, Kangana Ranaut will be then also be diving into another film. The actress will be seen in Ashwiny Iyer Tiwaris next in which she essays the role of a Kabaddi player. Also Read: Mental Hai Kya: Kangana Ranaut and Rajkummar Rao get goofy in London
They gave one of the biggest blockbusters in the history of Indian cinema with the Baahubali series. Prabhas and Anushka Shetty, who shared a sizzling chemistry, in the period drama ended up making fans wish for their real life marriage. In fact, their onscreen romance fueled up rumours of an off screen romance that may result in marriage. With the constant buzz, the two Bahubali actors had to take to media to respond to it. For the past few days, media reports have been claiming varied details about an alleged impending marriage of Anushka Shetty and Prabhas. However, the two have never spoken about their relationship in public. But fans have been thrilled even with the thought of their marriage. However, Anushka and Prabhas have clearly maintained that there are no such plans. Anushka Shetty, during a recent media interaction, put an end to all the rumours. While she mentioned that Prabhas is a good friend of hers, she also clearly stated that they are not getting married. She also added that she is no hurry to settle down. On the other hand, Prabhas too decided to react on the matter. He too maintained a similar stand but also believed that it is a private matter and expressed that he doesnt wish to reveal anything further. However, he also asserted to the media that he will definitely inform them if he plans to get engaged. While this would have disappointed the Prabhas Anushka fans, it has definitely shut the rumour mills. On the work front, Prabhas is all set to feature in a Bollywood film. The actor is busy with the trilingual Saaho.It will feature him opposite Shraddha Kapoor and it also stars Neil Nitin Mukesh as the main antagonist. Directed by Sujeeth, the film also has Jackie Shroff , Mandira Bedi, Mahesh Manjrekar and Chunky Pandey in prominent roles. Also Read: SAAHO Bahubali actor Prabhas shot relentlessly for 20 days in Abu-Dhabi for an action sequence