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Arjun Rampal to essay the role of a pilot in digital debut titled The Final Call

Arjun Rampal to essay the role of a pilot in digital debut titled The Final Call
Arjun Rampal announced his digital debut with ZEE5, Indias largest multilingual entertainment destination. Titled The Final Call, the web series which is an adaptation of renowned author Priya Kumars book I Will Go With You, is slated for an early 2019 release. Speaking on his digital debut, Arjun Rampal said, I am thrilled about my digital debut with ZEE5 for The Final Call. This story, an adaptation of the book I Will Go With You written by the talented Priya Kumar, is special and you will see me in a very different avatar. We just wrapped up our first shoot schedule in Kashmir and I cannot wait to present the final product to the viewers. Lots of more exciting updates to come. Stay tuned. Manish Aggarwal, Business Head, ZEE5 India said, Author Priya Kumars The Final Call is our maiden foray into the genre of web series based on book adaptations. Superstar Arjun Rampal fit the character of the lead protagonist perfectly and it is great that he chose ZEE5 for his digital debut. At ZEE5, we offer differentiated content for consumers and this one is a fast-paced adventure. The Final Call is of our most anticipated Originals for 2019. We welcome Arjun to the ZEE5 team. Aparna Acharekar, Programming Head, ZEE5 India said, What excited us the most about The Final Call is the originality of the story. Its unlike anything weve ever heard or seen before. While the book was extremely well received, we are quite certain that the show will have its fans too. And with Bollywood heartthrob Arjun Rampal choosing to make his digital debut on ZEE5, were sure the show will achieve the success it deserves. The Final Call is set to take audiences on an unforgettable ride of life and death. While the book has already garnered a great response from readers, ZEE5 promises that the show will do equal justice to the book and make the experience enthralling and immersive. Also Read: Arjun Rampal called Mehr Jesia the most IRRESTIBLE woman on earth in this interview shortly before their marriage


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R Madhavan and Amit Sadh starrer Breathe wins big at the 18th ITA Awards

R Madhavan and Amit Sadh starrer Breathe wins big at the 18th ITA Awards
Amazon Prime Videos Indian Original, Breathe created and produced by Abundantia Entertainment, starring R. Madhavan and Amit Sadh in lead roles, has won accolades galore, ever since its launch on January 26th, earlier this year. Breathe released in 200+ countries and territories worldwide has been a game-changer for Indian content going global with more than one-third of its audience being from outside India. At the 18th Indian Television Academy Awards 2018, which is committed to recognizing the best in the Indian Television and Web World Breathe dominated the winners list in the set of awards for the web, winning the two highest honors Best Popular Show (Web) and Best Popular Actor (Web). Abundantia CEO and Executive Producer of Breathe, Vikram Malhotra, who won the award for the best popular web-series was ecstatic. On receiving the award at the ceremony, Vikram said, I am exceptionally proud of the entire team, led by our writer and director, Mayank Sharma, the writers Vikram Tuli and Abhijeet Deshpande and the entire cast and crew of the team, without whom the show wouldnt have been possible. It takes a significant effort to put together something as path-breaking as the first show in the premium digital content space. We had to go through a lot of barriers. But we all had belief. Above all, Id like to thank R.Madhavan and Amit Sadh, who brought the characters of Danny Mascarenhas and Kabir Sawant alive, for the audience, and the Amazon Prime Video team, who were exceptional partners and without whose support we would not be standing here. R. Madhavan, who won the award for best popular actor (web-series), was equally thrilled at receiving this honour. Said Madhavan, I was waiting to say this somewhere and Im glad I got an opportunity to say it. Vikram Malhotra, who I have done Tanu Weds Manu with, someone who picked it out of the doldrums and made the world see it, I want to thank you for the belief. For that film and for Breathe. It has been a great journey. Id also like to thank my director, Mayank Sharma and the entire team of Breathe for making me part of this wonderful show. Breathe is a gritty psychological drama that follows the lives of ordinary men faced with extraordinary circumstances. Kabir Sawant (Amit Sadh), a brilliant but unconventional officer of the Mumbai Crime Branch, puts the pieces together of seemingly unconnected deaths of organ donors that lead to an unlikely suspect the affable Danny Mascarenhas (R. Madhavan). As Danny faces the difficult choice between morality and the slim possibility of saving his dying sons life, Kabir will not stop till he cracks the case and delivers justice. Also Read: Saiyami Kher joins Abhishek Bachchan in second season of Breathe


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Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma win hearts after sacrificing their business class seats for team mates

Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma win hearts after sacrificing their business class seats for team mates
Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma have for long been setting goals for us as a couple, but now, they have done something touching which just highlights the fact that they are so amazing as human beings too. Anushka and Virat flew to Australia for ongoing match. Team India won the first match of the season at Adelaide. For their second match they had to go to Perth while leaving a couple of seamers from their team did not get tickets due to non availability. Guess what that power couple did? They gave away their business class tickets to them so as to ensure that they travel safely and comfortably. Michael Vaughan, Englands former captain took to Twitter to share this anecdote. He said, Witnessed @imVkohli & his wife give up their Business class seats to allow the Quicks more comfort & space on the trip from Adelaide Perth !! Danger Australia .. Not only are the quicks more relaxed .. The Skipper is managing his troops with great human touches #AUSvIND Great leaders are made of great resilience and sacrifices, it is true. Kohli sure knows how to keep his boys happy and pumped up for the game. Anushka Sharma is currently on a break, trying to make sure that she spends some quality time with Kohli on the occasion of their first anniversary. Her next film is Zero with Shah Rukh Khan and Katrina Kaif.Anushka has not signed any films post Zero because she has been working non stop for over one year after her marriage. She released four films back to back and is now enjoying some much needed break. Also Read: UNSEEN VIDEO & PICS: Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma celebrate one year marriage anniversary, relive their wedding day with mushy messages


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Kangana Ranaut starrer Manikarnika trailer to be launched on December 18

Kangana Ranaut starrer Manikarnika trailer to be launched on December 18
The much-awaited trailer of Zee Studios and Kamal Jains Manikarnika : The Queen of Jhansi will be launched on 18 th December among massive fanfare. Kangana Ranaut along with the entire team of the film will be present for the unveiling of the trailer. Mounted on an epic scale, the film will portray the extraordinary journey of Indias fiercest warrior queen, Rani Lakshmi Bai on the big screen. The studio will be releasing the film in Tamil and Telugu also to capture pan India markets. Kangana Ranaut shares her excitement Our marketing team is planning an exciting, never-seen-before trailer launch, and we are all preparing for it like a grand wedding! Commenting on the films release, Shariq Patel, CEO, Zee Studios said, Zee Studios feels privileged to bring Manikarnika, Jhansi ki ranis extraordinary story on the silver screen and will be backing it by giving it a wider release than any other film in this genre. We will be releasing the film in over 50 countries worldwide on January 25. Producer Kamal Jain says, The teaser of the film has been liked by one and all and created enough buzz around the film and I hope the way the trailer has come out will add more excitement around the film. The trailer is certainly next level and I personally believe its one of the finest trailers of recent times. The film has really shaped up well, reflecting our vision of creating a visual spectacle on the big screen. We look forward to a big campaign to launch the movie! Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi is set to release on January 25, 2019. Also Read: Will Kangana Ranaut starrer Manikarnika make it on schedule?


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Priyanka Chopras brand of feminism questioned after her changed stand post marriage; Madhu Chopra gives a fitting reply

Priyanka Chopras brand of feminism questioned after her changed stand post marriage; Madhu Chopra gives a fitting reply
Priyanka Chopra is on seventh heaven after her marriage to Nick Jonas. Her whirlwind romantic affair led to a surprise engagment leading to her getting hitched within months! PC opted for a grand ceremony combining Indian and Western rituals at the royal Umaid Bhavan Palace in Udaipur. She plunged into work immediately after her shaadi and was spotted at an event with her hubby wearing Sindoor, Chura and a bright smile. She even took to social media and shared lovely pics with heartwarming message for hubby dearest on completion of one week of their marriage and has been keeping fans updated even with her honeymoon pics. While Priyankas fans are elated, there are some detractors who trolled her as well. They questioned her brand of feminism and claimed that she has double standards since before she came out in public with her relationship, she made sweeping statements like I want a man only for babies and not for diamonds and now, she has been flaunting the symbols of patriarchy with aplomb. Priyankas mom Madhu Chopra however came out in her defense and gave a fitting reply to this troll and spoke about how a woman can be strong despite wearing sindoor. The troll commented that PC had made a hue and cry that she does not need a man except for making babies and quickly changed into a coy bride once she found her man and talked about how he is the moon and stars of life. Madhu replied to her stating, Sindoor is not synonymous with bondage anymore. Watch Priyanka proving it everyday!! On work front, Priyanka Chopra is working on The Sky Is Pink.Currently, she is enjoying some downtime with Nick Jonas in Oman! Also Read: Mom Madhu Chopra calls The Cut publishers idiots for insulting Priyanka Chopra


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Strict disciplinary action taken against Sajid Khan, gets one year suspension from IFTDA

Strict disciplinary action taken against Sajid Khan, gets one year suspension from IFTDA
The Indian Film &Television Directors Association (IFTDA) has suspended television anchor turned filmmaker Sajid Khan for one year from filmmaking. During this period, Khan will not be allowed to direct films in any format. The IFTDA declares, We have seriously taken the sexual harassment complaints of Ms. Rachel White, Actor, Ms. Karishma Upadhyay, Journalist, Ms Simran Suri, Actor, Ms. Saloni Chopra, Actor. The Committee investigated the complaints in the spirit of POSH Act and in compliance of principles of natural justice, equity and fair play. The allegations in the complaints are serious instances of sexual harassment, unwelcome sexually determined behaviour, and unwarranted contact by poking and advances, demands for sexual favours and abuse of power by Sajid Khan. Mr. Sajid Khan was given opportunity to put forth his defense. He did not give any explanation, response or defense to the allegations of sexual harassment, unwanted physical contact, unwelcome sexually determined behaviour, poking at the girls and asking the girls to seduce or strip or to show cleavage and other sexual misconduct and thereby traumatized them mentally and emotionally. Mr. Sajid Khan did not accept the sexual molestation of the complainants but admitted that his behavior and language was impolite, he had been brash and used abusive language with his friends, which included boys and girls. He admitted that he had sex relations with girls, but with their consent. An interview given to Bollywood Hungama was referred to by IFTDA. In the interview, Sajid Khan said. Ive been in and out of so many relationships. Then I have learnt.. I was a big dog in my 20s I am telling you.. I was a big kameena aadmi seriously in my twenties, I have broken a lot of hearts.. I have lied, I have cheated I have deceived like most of the guys do.. But I was on television getting successful / was getting busier / was treating women very badly.. All the nice girls in my life, I have treated them very badly in my twenties.. In my 30s somewhere, I started concentrating on film making. So when you start making films, you mentally dont start getting attracted towards women.. Doesnt mean you get attracted to men but you only start thinking of your film.. It becomes like a big responsibility and I am sure every normal film maker will agree with me.. now in my 40s, I am very happy the way I am .. arrey but dont you miss someone? No.. Because the very person you miss in your life to fill in the void is the person you want to miss in the next 3 months.. yaar kab jayegi yeh. Speaking on behalf of IFTDA, their investigator Ashoke Pandit says, Weve implemented the optimum punishment within the legal parameters. Some of the best legal and intellectual minds have been consulted. But, we feel that the final decision to work or not work with Sajid Khan or any other alleged offender lies with the filmmakers. It is more a moral than a legal issue. Producer Sajid Nadiadwala acted swiftly and correctly against Sajid Khan, sacked him from Housefull 4 in spite of his close relations with Sajids sister Farah Khan. It is up the rest of the industry how they want to take this forward. We at IFTDA have done what we could. Read the official release from IFTDA: https://twitter.com/hashtag/IFTDA?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw #IFTDA suspends https://twitter.com/hashtag/Director?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw #Director https://twitter.com/SimplySajidK?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw @SimplySajidK for one year. https://twitter.com/ashokepandit?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw @ashokepandit https://twitter.com/ShrabaniDeodhar?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw @ShrabaniDeodhar https://twitter.com/hashtag/MeToo?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw #MeToo https://twitter.com/hashtag/MeTooIndia?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw #MeTooIndia https://t.co/zLJPMbxZcX pic.twitter.com/zLJPMbxZcX Iftda India (@DirectorsIFTDA) https://twitter.com/DirectorsIFTDA/status/1072707849845858306?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw December 12, 2018 Also Read: http://ME TOO: IFTDA to take decision against Sajid Khan and Alok Nath within a week ME TOO: IFTDA to take decision against Sajid Khan and Alok Nath within a week


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Shilpa Shetty Kundra to attend the Global Gift Gala with Eva Longoria Bastn in Dubai!

Shilpa Shetty Kundra to attend the Global Gift Gala with Eva Longoria Bastn in Dubai!
Shilpa Shetty Kundra is all about making a difference in the lives of people. The actress- turned-entrepreneur and philanthropist is all set to attend the Global Gift Gala hosted in Dubai along with Eva Longoria Bastn, Deepak Chopra and Huda Kattan among others. The evening promises to be a glittering fusion of celebrity and philanthropy. Launched by philanthropist Maria Bravo, the Global Gift Gala Dubai, in association with the Global Gift Foundation, aims to elevate the wellbeing and lives of children and families. Returning to Dubai for the sixth time, the black-tie event will be held at Dubais Grosvenor House, on December 13. The star-studded affair will feature a gala dinner and auction of both luxury goods and experiences. Funds raised at this charity event will go towards UAE-based charity Dubai Cares and the Global Gift Foundation, which seeks to help underprivileged children around the world. A source reports, Among one of the four Indians in this high-profile event, Shilpa Shetty Kundra will attend as a special guest for the high-impact charity gala. Having been a part of several fundraisers, she has been known for her philanthropic work. Apart from donating the earnings from a celebrity game show she was part of, to rebuild an orphanage, Shilpa invested in improving the lives of the underprivileged, with the Shilpa Shetty Foundation that provides shelter and education to orphans. She has also taken several childrens homes under her wing, underwriting the cost of running them. The actor, whose nonprofit organization in India has been actively working towards the education of orphans, says, I am happy to lend my voice to charities that attempt to help underprivileged kids. Though they share a common friend circle, this is the first Shilpa Shetty Kundra will be meeting the Hollywood actor. Eva invited me via a common friend, I am looking forward to meeting her. I hope we are able to achieve what the charity has set out to. Also Read: Shilpa Shetty Kundras husband Raj Kundra to debut as a rapper in this music video


Courtesy: Bollywood Hungama News Network

 

Dinesh Vijans Maddock Films pulls out of Go Goa Gone 2 after profits dispute over Stree with Raj & DK

Dinesh Vijans Maddock Films pulls out of Go Goa Gone 2 after profits dispute over Stree with Raj & DK
After the stupendous success of Stree , Dinesh Vijan of Maddock Films has been looking forward to the next slate of his releases next year with Luka Chuppi Arjun Patiala among others. He was even looking forward to the sequel of Go Goa Gone as the producer was happy to collaborate with the cast again. But, it seems like there is no possibility of the collaboration happening between Dinesh Vijan and writer-director duo Raj & DK after the dispute between themover Stree profits. As per a source close to the production house Maddock Films, Vijan has pulled out of the film. The source adds, Dinesh Vijan has decided to pull out of Go Goa Gone 2 due to the ongoing dispute with Raj Nidimoru and Krishna D.K. Their relationship has gone sour. Now, Dinesh does not want to go ahead with Raj & DK on the project which they were supposed to do earlier. Earlier in the day, it was revealed that Dinesh Vijan and Raj & DK were on crossroads after profits dispute happened over Stree which was one of the successes of 2018. Go Goa Gone 2 will bring back the original cast Saif Ali Khan , Kunal Kemmu, Vir Das, Anand Tiwari together for yet another interesting story. As per earlier reports, the film is scheduled to go on floor early next year. Also Read : Dinesh Vijans Luka Chuppi starring Kartik Aaryan and Kriti Sanon to release on March 1, 2019


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BROMANCE OVERLOAD! Bigg Boss 12: Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan to promote Zero on Weekend Ka Vaar

BROMANCE OVERLOAD! Bigg Boss 12: Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan to promote Zero on Weekend Ka Vaar
Bigg Boss 12 is in its final lap as this is the last month that the controversial reality show will be on. The contestants have already reached the semi-finals and by the looks of it, all the weak contestants have been already eliminated from the show. Megha Dhade and Jasleen Matharu were evicted from the show on the weekend after getting low votes consistently from the masses. Now, this week around, there is a lot to look forward to. For one, there are the weekly eliminations and secondly, Shah Rukh Khan is set to come this weekend to promote Zero with Salman Khan.Now we all know that Salman and Shah Rukh make sure to promote each others films and do sweet bromantic gestures for each other all the time. After a special appearance in Zero , Salman will now promote the movie on his own show. Now, we are waiting for some teasers from the episode so that we get an idea of whats in store for us! Shah Rukh Khan is leaving no stone unturned to make sure that he is promoting his movie well. After all, success of Zero is extremely crucial for him. He was last snapped at the high profile Ambani wedding where he shook leg with his wife Gauri Khan at the Sangeet night. Salman Khan too was present and just to complete the holy Khan trinity, Aamir Khan made an appearance on stage! Salman and Shah Rukhs episodes are always filled with a lot of camaraderie and fun. This episode will be no different. Stay tuned to find out. Also Read: Bigg Boss 12: Megha Dhade calls Deepak DISGUSTING, feels shocked on getting evicted


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TAKHT: Anil Kapoor to gain weight for the role of Shah Jahan

TAKHT: Anil Kapoor to gain weight for the role of Shah Jahan
Not too long ago, Karan Johar announced his next venture Takht , which will be one of his biggest ventures as a director. The filmmaker took the fans by surprise with the dream cast ensemble. Featuring alongside actors like Kareena Kapoor Khan and Ranveer Singh , the film will star Vicky Kaushal, Bhumi Pednekar Anil Kapoor and Janhvi Kapoor in pivotal roles. As the film is set in the Mughal era, the actors will have to don different avatars altogether for the film. It has been learned that Anil Kapoor, who will be essaying the role of Shah Jahan in the film, will be working towards gaining weight. Anil Kapoor leads a pretty healthy lifestyle and is one of the fittest actors. But, early next year, he will begin working towards his body and start a different diet to put on few kilos before he begins filming next year. Takht is set in the Mughal era and will showcase the story of two warring brothers Aurangzeb and Dara Shikoh. It will be based on the war between Shah Jahans son Aurangzeb reportedly played by Vicky Kaushal and elder brother Dara Shikoh reportedly played by Ranveer Singh. Kareena Kapoor Khan will reportedly essay the role of Aurangzebs sister and the first lady of the Mughal Empire, Jahanara Begum. Anil Kapoor will be reportedly starring as Shah Jahan. Takht will go on floors next year and will hit theatres in 2020. Also Read: Takht Janhvi Kapoor starts off the prep by learning Urdu


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