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Newsbreak: Censor Certification goes online from April 1

Newsbreak: Censor Certification goes online from April 1
On March 27 at an event in Delhi at the Shatri Bhavan in New Delhi, the Minister For Information & Broadcasting Venkaiah Naidu formally announced online censor certification, thereby bringing to a closure the process that was started by Pahlaj Nihalani , the current chairperson of the Censor Board Of Film Certification (CBFC), two years ago. Weve been relentlessly working towards paper-free certification of films. Now we finally go online from April 1, announces Nihalani proudly. Henceforth all teasers, trailers, ads and short films will be fully and finally certified digitally. Producers need not submit physical copies of these to the CBFC. Nor do they need to be physically present at any given time during the certification procedure, declares Nihalani. However feature film still need to be submitted for the physical viewing of the jury members. Explains Nihalani, Feature films cannot be viewed and certified online. They have to be submitted for physical viewing by board members. However producers only need to visit the censor board once with their films. Once the film is viewed all paperwork will be done online.


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Salman Khan to launch Asha Parekhs biography The Hit Girl

Salman Khan to launch Asha Parekhs biography The Hit Girl
Many celebrities have been penning down their biographies to give an insight into their lives to the fans. Joining the bandwagon of books is none other than veteran actress Asha Parekh. The actress biography, written by filmmaker-critic Khalid Mohammed, is titled The Hit Girl which will be launched at a suburban hotel on April 10. And guess what? Salman Khan will be launching Asha Parekhs biography at a suburban hotel in Mumbai on April 10. Its a known fact that Asha Parekh and Salman Khans family are very close. She happens to be a close friend of his mother Salma Khan. And it has been also learned that because of the emotional connect, Salman has also written the foreword for her book. When filmmaker-critic Khalid Mohamed asked Salman Khan to write the foreword, he immediately agreed to do it. He took about a fortnight to come with a clean and pure copy of it. He remarked it as Salman, dil se where he pens down his thoughts about the book and Asha Parekhs long lasting career in the industry. On the work front, Salman Khan is currently in Austria shooting for Ali Abbas Zafar s Tiger Zinda Hai alongside Katrina Kaif.


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WOW! Shah Rukh Khan and Ranbir Kapoor visit Karan Johars babies

WOW! Shah Rukh Khan and Ranbir Kapoor visit Karan Johars babies
Filmmaker Karan Johar took everyone by a surprise when he announced the arrival of his twins, Yash and Roohi via surrogacy who were born on February 7. The multi-talented artist, who continues to speak about how fatherhood has changed him as a person, received congratulatory messages from his fans and his friends from the fraternity. And now, some of them reportedly even visited the filmmakers kids at the hospital. According to recent buzz, Karan Johars best friend and superstar Shah Rukh Khan was recently spotted at the suburban maternity facility in Mumbai where the formers kids are at the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Interestingly, Shah Rukh Khan who was a father of two kids (Aryan and Suhana) opted for surrogacy with wife Gauri Khan few years ago and had their third child AbRam in 2013. On the other hand, yet another actor who shares a great rapport with Karan Johar visited the maternity care. Ranbir Kapoor , who recently worked in the ambitious directorial of Karan, Ae Dil Hai Mushkil , was apparently overwhelmed to see the twins. In fact, it is being said that the actor had never been to the NICU before and was more than happy to see so many kids together. Reports claim that the twins, namely Yash and Roohi, who have been kept at the NICU because of their premature birth, will be discharged today.


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SHOCKING: Sony TV to cancel The Kapil Sharma Show?

SHOCKING: Sony TV to cancel The Kapil Sharma Show?
The recent spat between Kapil Sharma and Sunil Grover seems to have generated more interest and heat than all of Kapils jokes and gags put together. Sadly, all of Kapils moves to bring back Sunil Grover have failed. Speaking of Sunil Grover, he is presently away from Mumbai and also from all the tensions and drama that has ensued after he quit The Kapil Sharma Show, the renewal of which is due soon with the channel. Sources close to Sony Entertainment Television say that they are now just not interested in renewing their contract with Kapil Sharma, after the recent spate of events, which has drastically affected the shows TRPs. Sony Entertainment Television, which was planning to renew its contract with The Kapil Sharma Show for a whopping Rs. 110 crores, has now called off the deal, although there has been no official announcement for the same. There were also rumours stating that despite the fact that many senior officials of Sony TV went to both the warring parties (Kapil Sharma and Sunil Grover) hoping for a reconciliation, they only met with zero results. Which meant that the show will have to run without Sunil Grover, who was known for his multi-faceted personality and a poker faced humour on the show. If the latest episode of The Kapil Sharma Show was anything to go by, then, it wont be wrong to say that the livewire presence of Sunil Grover, Ali Asgar and Chandan Prabhakar was missed by everyone. Even though Kapil Sharma is not happy with the way in which the events have unfolded in the last few days, he has not let that come in the way of his film commitments. Reports suggest that, Kapil Sharma has now apparently cancelled all his shoots for The Kapil Sharma Show and has left for Bikaner, where he is currently shooting for his film Firangi, which is being directed by Rajiv Dhingra.


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Akshay Kumar Vs Shah Rukh Khan: Akshays Toilet Ek Prem Katha to clash with Shah Rukh Khans next on Independence Day weekend

Akshay Kumar Vs Shah Rukh Khan: Akshays Toilet  Ek Prem Katha to clash with Shah Rukh Khans next on Independence Day weekend
By now we all know that Bollywoods action hero Akshay Kumar will next be seen in the Shree Narayan Singhs directorial Toilet Ek Prem Katha.If that wasnt all, we had also reported that the film which also features Bhumi Pednekar will be hitting screens on the Independence Day weekend this year. Well now we hear that the makers of the film have announced that Toilet Ek Prem Katha will hit screens on Friday, August 11, 2017. Shockingly, continuing the year that began with the clash of Hrithik Roshan and Shah Rukh Khan on the big screen with Kaabil and Raees going head to head, now it will be the Aksahy Kumar Vs Shah Rukh Khan battle with the latters next venture that is directed by Imtiaz Ali and also featuring Anushka Sharma slated to hit screens on the same day. Interestingly, while Akshay has been a rather bankable star with his recent releases doing considerably well at the box office, Shah Rukh Khan, whose films since Dilwale (save for Dear Zindagi ) have underperformed seriously needs a hit. While, it is still too early to predict which of the two films viz. Toilet Ek Prem Katha or Shah Rukh Khan untitled next will emerge as the winner, the audience will certainly be in for a treat this Independence Day.


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Tiger Shroff replaces Sushant Singh Rajput as the face of Garnier Mens Facewash?

Tiger Shroff replaces Sushant Singh Rajput as the face of Garnier Mens Facewash?
Though he has films in his hand, we have rarely spotted Tiger Shroff in the world of endorsement. While he was signed by his idol-senior actor Hrithik Roshan for his own brand HRX, now we hear that this young star has bagged yet another major endorsement deal. Tiger Shroff has apparently replaced MS Dhoni star Sushant Singh Rajput as the face of the skin care major Garnier for its product, Mens Facewash. However the details of the new deal are being strictly kept under wraps. On the films front, while Tiger has over three films to look forward to Munna Michael Baaghi including the much talked about sequel to Student Of The Year , Sushant Singh Rajput has about five films that are Raabta Drive Chandamama Door Ke Murli The Unsung Hero and Romeo, Akbar, Walter.


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Prabhu Dheva and Tamannah Bhatia starrer gets international filmographer Corey Geryak on board

Prabhu Dheva and Tamannah Bhatia starrer gets international filmographer Corey Geryak on board
Vashu Bhagnanis untitled next gets an ace international filmographer on board. The production house thats known for its lager then life cinema has now roped in Corey Geryak whose worked on projects like Ted 2 Dark Knight Inception Mission Impossible Ghost Protocol and many more.On touching base with Deepshika Deshmukh, c-producer of the film, she stated its great to have a sound technical team in place the director Chakri Toleti himself is technically so brilliant to top it we have Corey Geryak who is a sound filmographer , I have seen some shots of the film and it looks stellar nothing short of an international film. Corey stated It was a pleasure to collaborate with Chakri Toleti and Vashu Bhagnani on the film. Chakri is a talented director possessing an exceptional visual sense of storytelling. Prabhu Dheva and Tamannah are wonderful actors and a joy to work with The film is a remake of theyet to release Tamil film Kolaiyuthir Kaalam a thriller which is a ferociously terrifying tale of a young lady played by Tamannah Bhatia. The film is produced by Vashu Bhagnani and Deepshikha Deshmukh, it is directed by Chakri Toleti and starsPrabhuDheva, Tamannah Bhatia and Bhumika Chawla.


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Raveena Tandon breaks down while dubbing for rape film

Raveena Tandon breaks down while dubbing for rape film
In her forthcoming film Maatr Raveena Tandon takes on the subject of rape with a brutal force. The film lays open some ugly truth about the way the judicial system fails a rape victim. The experience of working in the film has left her so shaken she had a tough time dubbing her lines. Says the actress, Some portions of the film are so stark real and brutal I had a tough time watching myself on screen. I couldnt immediately dub my lines while watching what weve shot. It is so real and disturbing. I had to stop, gather my strength and return. Raveena Tandon has earlier done a film on marital rape Kalpana Lajmis Daman for which the actress won the National award. Says Raveena emotionally, This is a topic I feel very strongly about. Ive three daughters (two of them are adoptive) and I worry about their safety constantly. And why just daughters? Are sons safe anymore? Is anyone safe any longer?


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I am just watching all the tamasha thats going on Sunil Grover speaks for the first time after showdown with Kapil Sharma

I am just watching all the tamasha thats going on  Sunil Grover speaks for the first time after showdown with Kapil Sharma
This weekendKapilSharmagoes it alone on his show. Almost. He will be seen entertaining his guests without the pivotal help ofSunilGrover, AliAsgarandChandanPrabhakar. The boycott after Kapils drunken unruly mid-air behaviour, will continue next week. Grover and his colleagues wont be recording forKapilSharmaShow on Sunday or Monday. Panic now prevails on TheKapilSharmaShow with Grover snubbing all of Sharmas olive branches and turning downNajotSingh Sidhus offer to mediate. A close friend of Sunils reveals, Sunil is neither interested in a meeting withKapilnor is hephysicallyor emotionally up to it. He is now taking off for an unknown destination with his wife and son for a recuperative holiday. Kapil Sharma did try to meetSunil Groverbut was met with a far from enthusiastic response. Says Sunils friend, Sunil wont meetKapil. Kapils regret and apology happened only after his mid-air behaviour was exposed. If no one spoke about it he would have continued in his own way. On numerous occasions he has insultedSuniland the other team members. Unforgivably, Suniland the others overlooked Kapils growing highhandedness. Chalochaloshow recordkartehain, theyd say every time after his rude behaviour. Not this time. Kapilneeds to know he is wrong. There is no going back. Interestingly stars who have graced the show this weekend have calledSunilGrover anxiously. Says Sunils friend, Sunil received a call fromManojBajpaiwho is on the show this weekend. Others have also called to ask what has happened betweenKapilandSunil. In the meanwhileSunilspoke up for the first time saying, I am very relaxed, very introspective, deep in thought about my future plansI am just watching all the tamasha thats going on. Its very entertaining.


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The Bachchans set aside all commitments to be with Aishwarya, Big B postpones Sarkar 3 promotions

The Bachchans set aside all commitments to be with Aishwarya, Big B postpones Sarkar 3 promotions
Aishwarya Rai Bahchan is shattered by her fathers death. It was expected. The doctors had warned the family. But nothing prepares you for the death of loved one, even if it is inevitable. Aishwarya has been keeping up a brave front. But she has taken her fathers death very badly. Though it was her mother who accompanied Aishwarya and her daughter Aaradhya to all her international events, she was very close to her father. Not just Aishwarya, Abhishek too was extremely close to Krishnarajji, says a family friend. The power couple has for now withdrawn from professional commitments. Until Aishwarya recovers from her grief Abhishek would be by her side. In fact the entire Bachchan parivar is with her. On the day after the death, Amitji cancelled his public event with Shah Rukh Khan and Shah Rukh stage-managed the event on his own, says the friend. Apparently the release of the next Amitabh Bachchan starrer Sarkar 3 was postponed by a month from April 7 to May 12 to accommodate the tragedy in the Bachchan family. Says a source, One of the reasons why Sarkar 3 got postponed was because it didnt seem right for Bachchan Saab to promote a film at a time like this.


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