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Varun Dhawan fined Rs. 600 by Mumbai Police after his selfie-with-fan stint

Varun Dhawan fined Rs. 600 by Mumbai Police after his selfie-with-fan stint
In a sudden development yesterday, a superstar of Bollywood was reprimanded on Twitter by the handle of Mumbai Police. A tabloid, Mid-Day, yesterday, published a picture that showed Varun Dhawan coming out of his car through the window in order to click a selfie with a fan.On seeing this picture, Mumbai Polices twitter handle tagged the actor and slammed him for this stint and added that it risked his and the fans life as well. They reminded him that hes a responsible youth icon and hence such actions arent expected from him. Finally, the tweet said that a fine will be slapped on the actor and also threatened that if the actor was seen indulging in such actions in future, they would take harsher action against him. Varun Dhawan quickly apologized for his folly. It seems that the e-challan indeed was sent to Varun Dhawan. Deputy Commissioner of police and police spokesperson Deepak Devraj confirmed that he was fined Rs. 600 under section 123/177 (Riding on running board outside vehicle), section 125/177 (Obstruction to driver) and 138 (3) CMVR/177 MVA (Rough/rash/negligent driving). The man who captured the photograph, Mid-Day photographer Satej Shinde, had an interesting story to tell. He said that minutes before Varun Dhawan took the controversial selfie, he had warned a biker about violating traffic rules by insisting that he should wear a helmet. Satej Shinde witnessed this episode and hence, he attempted to click Varuns picture. But by then, the auto rickshaw stood next to Varun Dhawans car and the actor obliged by clicking a selfie with her. On the film front, Varun Dhawan just had a release, Judwaa 2 , which was declared a blockbuster owing to its box office collections. He recently finished work on Shootjit Sircars October that releases on April 13, 2018.


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Ayushmann Khurrana signs Amit Sharma and Junglee Pictures film Badhaai Ho

Ayushmann Khurrana signs Amit Sharma and Junglee Pictures film Badhaai Ho
Ayushmann Khurrana has brought about varied topics on screen ranging from sperm donation to erectile dysfunction. Now, the actor is keen on exploring a new genre with a complete family entertainer in the form of Badhaai Ho. Badhaai Ho will mark the second collaboration of Ayushmann Khurrana with Junglee Pictures, with whom he previously joined hands this year for his popular film Bareilly Ki Barfi which featured him opposite Kriti Sanon and Rajkummar Rao. Now, their next film together, Badhaai Ho will be directed by Amit Sharma who made his Bollywood debut with Arjun Kapoor Sonakshi Sinha starrer Tevar.As for the film, it is being said that it is a coming-off age story that deals with the impact of unexpected news and how the family tries to handle its repercussions. Talking about the film, director Amit Sharma asserted that it involves more of situational humour and described the plotline to be relatable. He also revealed that the story is such that what seems funny for others is a matter of concern for the family. On the other hand, Ayushmann too expressed his excitement about collaborating with Junglee Pictures again and also spoke about how he had enjoyed his previous experience of working with them. Furthermore, he also explained about his forthcoming film calling it innovative and entertaining and mentioned that it was its Indian setting with dollops of quirks that attracted him the most. Along with writers Akshat Ghildial and Shantanu Srivastava, Amit Sharma has been reportedly working on the script for almost two and half years. The production house also announced about Badhaai Ho on social media further adding that the film is all set to roll in January 2018. However, they are yet to announce the other casting details of the same.


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The real reason why Deepika Padukone opted out of the Ivanka Trump summit

The real reason why Deepika Padukone opted out of the Ivanka Trump summit
Deepika Padukone was all set to attend the Ivanka Trump Summit in Hyderabad when the poop hit the ceiling. But contrary to reports she didnt chicken out from attending the prestigious Summit after death threats from the wonderful custodians of Indian culture. Nor did her family forbid from putting her in a vulnerable position. On the contrary her parents have been remarkably supportive and brave, encouraging her to go out there to have her say. It was the films producers Viacom 18 Motion Picture who have placed an embargo on Deepika Padukones movement. Says a source, Deepika had her speech and clothes ready. She was ready to fly off. But then her producers advised her against it. Though her security is beefed up the producers dont want to take any chances. They dont want to put in her in vulnerable situation. There will be no more Padmavati media events until the new release date is announced.


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Padmavati team refutes claims of demanding CBFC priority

Padmavati team refutes claims of demanding CBFC priority
There were reports on Monday claiming that the CBFC has refused to give preferential treatment to Padmavati for censor certification. But sources from the Padmavati team want to know when theyve asked for or got preferential treatment from the CBFC. We submitted the film as soon as it was ready. We were suddenly told there is a 68-day period needed for film certification. We didnt ask for the queue to be broken then. We are not asking for it now. We were then told there was a technical error in our opening credits. Fair enough. We accept with humility every rule that the CBFC throws at our film. We are not asking for any preferential treatment, says the source from Padmavati.In the meanwhile the rule for a 68-day hiatus between submission and certification has been relaxed. Now films that have already announced their release date will according to CBFC sources, stand in a separate queue from those that have not announced a release date. Kapil Shama starrer Firangi which was pending certification has been instructed clearance. Says a producer whos a victim of the fluctuating guidelines at the CBFC, Theyre clueless about what to do. The Hindi Tamil and Telugu versions of Justice League were denied certification on the date of release because of the newly-implemented 68-day period for certification.


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Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, Malaika Arora to attend Sunny Leones party for DJ Kygo

Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, Malaika Arora to attend Sunny Leones party for DJ Kygo
Just last week, the country was enthralled by the visit of English singer Ed Sheeran. Besides having a sold-out successful concert, Ed Sheeran was serenaded by Bollywood fraternity. Farah Khan took up the initiative and she threw a rocking bash for Ed Sheeran at her residence. Some of the prominent celebrities turned up at the bash and its pictures became a talking point on social media. Now another prominent musician, DJ Kygo, is all set to land in India. And this time, its Sunny Leone who will be getting a chance to throw a big, fat party on the occasion of his visit. The Norwegian DJ is going to perform at the Ola Sunburn Arena Tour in Hyderabad on November 24 and in Mumbai on November 26. So when DJ Kygo will be in Mumbai, thats when the much awaited party will take place. The guest list seems impressive. As per reports, Salman Khan , Malaika Arora and Katrina Kaif have given their nod for this party. Also, Arbaaz Khan , who has worked with Sunny Leone in the upcoming film Tera Intezaar , will be joining in the party. Tera Intezaar was to release this Friday, November 24, but to problems in getting the Censor certificate, it has been postponed to December 1. Arbaaz Khan was heard saying that he loves DJ Kygos style of music and would love to see him perform. Sunny Leone also confirmed that shes in touch with DJ Kygo and will be hosting a party for him. She said that she has informed the DJ about his fan following in India and that hes going to have a kickass time over there. She also said that she cant wait to meet him. Looks like Instagram will be flooded with inside pictures from the party of DJ Kygo on Sunday night. Watch this space.


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Shatrughan Sinha expresses surprise over silence of major superstars on Padmavati controversy

Shatrughan Sinha expresses surprise over silence of major superstars on Padmavati controversy
The upcoming period film Padmavati has emerged as one of the most controversial films in recent times. In January this year, the protests began when members of Sri Rajput Karni Sena assaulted director Sanjay Leela Bhansali on the sets of the film in Jaipur on the grounds that the film distorted Rajput history. After the trailer was out more than a month back, the protests re-ignited. This time it became louder. Sri Rajput Karni Sena founder Lokendra Singh Kalvi even threatened that hell cut off lead Deepika Padukone s nose. Members of the ruling BJP government too showed their support to these protests. Moreover, the governments of Gujarat, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Punjab confirmed that they wont release the film in their respective states. Despite so much happening, the film industry as a whole has maintained a silence on this issue. There were also reports that some of the celebrities skipped the red carpet walk during the opening ceremony of International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in order to avoid commenting on this controversy. Till date, no superstar has come forward to talk about it. Shatrughan Sinha , veteran actor and also senior BJP leader, minced no words in making his displeasure clear over this silence by the film industry on Twitter. He even tagged Amitabh Bachchan Shah Rukh Khan and Aamir Khan and moreover, even added that actor-turned-I&B Minister Smriti Irani and prime Minister Narendra Modi have also chosen to not speak about this controversy. His full tweet read, As Padmavati becomes a burning controversy, people are asking why the legendary @SrBachchan, most versatile @aamir_khan & most popular @iamsrk have no comments..& how come our I&B Minister or our most popular Honble PM (according to PEW) are maintaining stoic silence. High time! Padmavati stars Ranveer Singh , Deepika Padukone and Shahid Kapoor.


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Phantom films get rights of Krishna Udayasankars book Immortal

Phantom films get rights of Krishna Udayasankars book Immortal
With many production houses eyeing on interesting contents of books and adapting them for the big screen and now Phantom Films too seems to have been following a similar path. The production house has acquired the rights of Krishna Udayasankars Immortal from Hachette India. Furthermore, we hear that they are looking to develop the project as a trilogy on Ashwathama in a modern context. The book tells us a story about a flawed hero, who cannot die but continues to suffer insurmountable pain as a consequence of it. Immortal is the modern-day telling of the story of the legendary misunderstood warrior, Ashwathama, who having been given the curse of immortality by Krishna, has been roaming the earth for millennia in search of mortality. As a result, the story also (in a way) spans 4000 years. A blend of history, myth, and fantasy, Immortal narrates the story of Professor Bharadvaj, who is unwittingly pulled into a hunt for the vajra, believed to have trans-mutative powers that can unlock the secrets of immortality. A source close to the project said, Our adaptation of the book is beyond fantasy-fiction and will be along the lines of a quest genre, which will take our hero on an adventure across the sub-continent, much like Indiana Jones.So it will be a big scale film, with both shreds of historical and action-adventure storytelling. Krishna Udayasankar has also written a three-part series on the Mahabharata, called The Aryavrata Chronicles. Madhu Mantena confirmed the latest developments on the same and added, We are very proud to announce this magnificent project as a Trilogy on Ashwathama in a modern context. Its a very powerful story written beautifully by Krishna Udayasankar. The concept is something that has not been experienced on the big screen before and that too on such a huge scale. We are very excited to start this journey. However, it is being said that the details of the film are yet to be locked.


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Varun Dhawan apologizes after Mumbai Police slams actor for risking his life while clicking a selfie with fan

Varun Dhawan apologizes after Mumbai Police slams actor for risking his life while clicking a selfie with fan
As per the Geneva based International Road Federations report in 2016, India accounts for highest number of road deaths in the world. Numerous government agencies and police departments have been trying their best to ensure that traffic rules are followed. Its not uncommon to see people being fined for not wearing seatbelt, helmet etc. Hence, it was no surprise to see Mumbai Police slamming Varun Dhawan when he was found to compromise his safety on the road. In a tabloid today, a series of pictures were published that showed Varun Dhawan travelling in his plush car on the front seat. The car was stuck in traffic and an auto rickshaw halted next to his car. A girl was travelling in the rickshaw who got overjoyed on seeing Varun. It seems that she demanded for a picture and Varun got out from the window of his car so that the selfie can be taken. The girl must have been on cloud nine on getting a picture with the dashing actor but the Mumbai Police was not pleased to see this sight. In a tweet, they criticized the actor for this stint and added that it risked his and the fan s life as well. They reminded him that hes a responsible youth icon and hence such actions arent expected from him. Finally, the tweet said that a fine will be slapped on the actor and also threatened that if the actor was seen indulging in such actions in future, they would take harsher action against him..https://twitter.com/Varun_dvn?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw @Varun_dvn These adventures surely work on D silver screen but certainly not on the roads of Mumbai! U have risked ur life,ur admirers & few others. V expect better from a responsible Mumbaikar & youth icon like U! An E-Challan is on d way 2 ur home. Next time, V will B harsher https://t.co/YmdytxspGY pic.twitter.com/YmdytxspGY Mumbai Police (@MumbaiPolice) https://twitter.com/MumbaiPolice/status/933570850292461568?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw November 23, 2017 Varun Dhawan, however was quick to apologize. He tweeted, My apologies. Our cars werent moving since we were at a traffic signal and I didnt want to hurt the sentiment of a fan but next time Ill keep safety in mind and wont encourage this. My apologies ???? Our cars werent moving since we were at a traffic signal and I didnt want to hurt the sentiment of a fan but next time Ill keep safety in mind and wont encourage this. https://t.co/MEJk56EksG https://t.co/MEJk56EksG Varun Dhawan (@Varun_dvn) https://twitter.com/Varun_dvn/status/933585803716038656?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw November 23, 2017 Seeing that the actor is really apologetic of his actions, the Mumbai Police sent another tweet to the actor but the tone was a bit soft. It said, Quite a galactic coincidence for the photographer to be on the same signal to capture your gesture, in a good intent nevertheless risky. Leaning out even in a stationary vehicle can be distracting for others considering your popularity. Glad you took our message in d right spirit. On the film front, Varun Dhawan just had a release, Judwaa 2 , which was declared a blockbuster owing to its box office collections. He recently finished work on Shootjit Sircars October that releases on April 13, 2018. Quite a galactic coincidence for the photographer to be on the same signal to capture your gesture, in a good intent nevertheless risky. Leaning out even in a stationary vehicle can be distracting for others considering your popularity. Glad you took our message in d right spirit https://t.co/jKqosfH6V3 https://t.co/jKqosfH6V3 Mumbai Police (@MumbaiPolice) https://twitter.com/MumbaiPolice/status/933606783175753728?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw November 23, 2017


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Padmavati insured for Rs 140 crore; to get Rs 80 crore if the screening gets affected

Padmavati insured for Rs 140 crore; to get Rs 80 crore if the screening gets affected
The 1999 film Taal , directed by Subhash Ghai, was one of the first films to get insured and ever since insurance has become an indispensable part of films in Bollywood. Until 2009, filmmaking was treated as project insurance, where the cover ceased on completion. However, in 2009, after an outbreak of Swine Flu, the then Democratic Front government ruling Maharashtra ordered a shut down of public places like schools and theatres. This badly hit the collections of Vishal Bhardwajs Kaminey and Rumi Jafferys Life Partner. This episode prompted the development of the distributors loss of profit cover. And now it seems that the distributors of the upcoming period film Padmavati can make a claim for losses due to delay in the release of the film. This is possible due to the new insurance cover that evolved after the swine flu incident. New India Assurance, is facing claims of Rs 3 crore following damage to the films sets by the producers. The insurance company has also insured the film for Rs 80 crore loss in box office collections if the screening is affected or if the audiences are not able to access the theatres. The officials at New India Assurance have confirmed that they are in receipt of claims for Rs 3 crore at the production stage, which was insured for Rs 140 crore. New India Assurance chairman G Srinivasan said that the policy covers strike, riots and even weather-related events. However, he made it clear that it does not cover any loss if the film is banned by any government. Moreover, the cover comes into effect only after the film is released. This might prove detrimental as Padmavati is been banned in five states Gujarat, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Punjab. Also, its release date is not known. The film was to release on December 1 but has been postponed indefinitely. Padmavati stars Ranveer Singh Deepika Padukone and Shahid Kapoor.It is directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali.


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Manoj Bajpayee to play dacoit in Chambal

Manoj Bajpayee to play dacoit in Chambal
For the past few weeks, Abhishek Chaubeys next, tentatively titled Chambal , has been making a lot of news. While Sushant Singh Rajput spoke about kicking off the film in an awards gala, the leading lady of the film Bhumi Pednekar has been sharing about her preps for the same on Instagram. Now the latest news about the film is that it will feature Manoj Bajpayee.Earlier, we had reported that Manoj Bajpayee will be an integral part of Tiger Shroff s Baaghi 2 and now the actor will also play a pivotal role of a dacoit in this forthcoming gritty drama of Abhishek Chaubey. Furthermore, excited about working with Abhishek, Manoj was all praises for the Udta Punjab filmmaker and asserted about how he has loved the filmmakers work in the past which includes Ishqiya and Dedh Ishqiya.Talking about his character in the film, Manoj Bajpayee did not divulge many details but maintained that it is an initial stage and that they are yet to even decide a name of the said character. The actor claimed that for him it was more about working with Abhishek than the role and also expressed about how impressed he has been with the way Chaubey sets his stories in the midst of rural or semi-urban areas. Manoj Bajpayee will start shooting for the film in February whereas the leading pair of the film, Sushant Singh Rajput and Bhumi Pednekar will start their schedule in December itself. In fact, Bhumi has already flown to Chambal to start her preparations for the film a little early so that she can get to understand the locality and her character a little better.


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