Here’s why we will see Anil Kapoor crooning the Shammi Kapoor chartbuster ‘Badan Pe Sitare’ in Fanney Khan

Here’s why we will see Anil Kapoor crooning the Shammi Kapoor chartbuster ‘Badan Pe Sitare’ in Fanney Khan

Well, the trailer of Fanney Khan gave us a deeper insight to the story of the life of the protagonist Anil Kapoor. The film features him as a singer in an orchestra and while the trailer gives a glimpse of his die-hard fandom for Lata Mangeshkar, let us tell you that he also loves yet another legendary singer Mohammad Rafi and will be seen crooning to some of his iconic chartbusters. One amongst them that will feature in the film is ‘Badan Pe Sitare Lapate Hue’.

The popular Shammi Kapoor chartbuster from his 1969 film Prince that also stars yesteryear diva Vyjayantimala, will be a part of Fanney Khan. However, the song will not be recreated in any sense except the video and the voice. Anil Kapoor will be seen singing the original song with its original music but the voice is given by Sonu Nigam.

Speaking on the same, debutant director of Fanney Khan, Atul Manjrekar stated in reports that Sonu’s name was suggested by Anil Kapoor himself and he will be able to do justice to this late Rafi number. On the other hand, also elaborating on the song, Manjrekar reportedly mentioned that the film that features Anil Kapoor as an orchestra musician will have the actor playing the role of a Rafi and Shammi Kapoor fan.

Atul described his character as someone who idolizes and worships these two legendary stars and he will also be performing some iconic Shammi Kapoor moves too. Furthermore, referring to this as more of a tribute to the veteran singer and actor, he added that Anil too was excited to do this number.

He went on to speak about how Anil Kapoor’s father Surinder Kapoor has worked with Shammi Kapoor in the past and how Anil as a child would not only love to meet him but also often sing and dance to ‘Badan Pe Sitare’. So this was one of the main reasons why this evergreen B-town star immediately agreed when he was presented with this opportunity.

As for Fanney Khan, the film also stars Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Divya Dutta, Rajkummar Rao, Pihu Sand amongst others. It is produced under banners Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra Pictures and T-Series and is slated to release on August 3.

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From Spain to Sweden, here is the list of places the Hrithik Roshan, Tiger Shroff, Vaani Kapoor film will travel!

From Spain to Sweden, here is the list of places the Hrithik Roshan, Tiger Shroff, Vaani Kapoor film will travel!

Yash Raj Films’ untitled mega-action entertainer starring Hrithik Roshan, Tiger Shroff and Vaani Kapoor will be shot in some of the most expensive, most gorgeous locations of the world. The film, which is yet to be titled, will be shot across European and Indian locations. Speaking about the same, a source close to the development said, “When it comes to action and scale, this film will give a huge fight to some of the biggest action thrillers that Hollywood can ever boast of. The film will be shot across 6 countries and 14 world cities and will show for the first time unexplored, breath-taking international locations. Hrithik and Tiger are coming together for the first time on screen and YRF is leaving no stone unturned to mount this action film with a scale like no other.”

Director Siddharth Anand confirmed, “We want to stand apart and redefine how action films are made in Bollywood. We are shooting in Spain, Georgia, Italy, Portugal and Sweden and of course India. Some of the biggest action sequences will be shot in these countries. We are thrilled to start filming in September.”

He added, “So far, Portugal, with its beautiful beaches, mountains and historic cities, is unexplored in Hindi films. Sweden will add another dimension to scale as it has hardly been seen in films. While shooting in Italy, we will film at some of the most expensive holiday destinations like Lake Como and the Amalfi Coast.”

Siddharth also revealed that the film will have the most number of international technicians working on a Bollywood film to give the film scale and jaw-dropping action. “Everything in this film is about scale. We have Hrithik and Tiger so you can imagine they will push their limits do the biggest action sequences that people have seen and we intend to make this film a visual and action spectacle for audiences,” he said.
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Bhushan Kumar, Nikkhil Advani, and John Abraham join hands for Batla House

Bhushan Kumar, Nikkhil Advani, and John Abraham join hands for Batla House

After Airlift and currently working together on Satyameva Jayate, Bhushan Kumar and Nikkhil Advani have decided to come together yet again to produce Batla House to be directed by Nikkhil Advani himself. The duo has their Satyameva Jayate actor John Abraham playing the role of Sanjeev Kumar Yadav as the one who spearheaded the Batla House encounter. The thriller drama will be written by Ritesh Shah who has worked with Nikkhil before.

The trio have had a great working relation during the making of Satyameva Jayate. And to make the most of this, the makers have decided to jointly produce Batla House together with John.

Speaking on his next, John Abraham says, “I have always been drawn to the intrigue and drama that real life holds. Small events, big ones, a human experience that resonates with a larger reality. Batla House is on point with this pursuit I’m almost obsessed with it. I am aware of Nikkhil’s talent but more than that I am sure of his intent. SMJ has started a relationship that has been wonderful between Emmay and JA Entertainment. We will work night and day to make a special film. Bhushan Kumar and our studio partner, T-Series understands our vision and I am hoping this partnership is the beginning to many more.”

Nikkhil Advani, Emmay Entertainment, says, “Given his penchant for excelling in films of this genre, John was absolutely the right choice to play Yadav, an unassuming man of few words and a long list of extraordinary achievements. The film which is a fictional account inspired by the real-life encounter will not be from one man’s perspective only but will be seen from three perspectives — that of the police, those present near the location, and the real picture. I am glad Bhushanji and I are working together again for Batla House and it is so heartening to find a studio which is open to different genres and content-driven cinema.”

Bhushan Kumar, T-Series, says, “Nikkhil and I have been working together since many years and when I heard that he is making Batla House, I decided to join hands with him. After working with John in Satyameva Jayate, I know Nikkhil has chosen the right role for him. Even though the film speaks of an incident that happened years ago, Nikkhil will show the story in a different perspective making the reel story look as real as possible. We at T-Series are keen to produce content-driven cinema and Batla House is one of them.”

Inspired by the real encounter that took place a decade ago on September 19, the film rolls in September this year. Nikkhil plans on shooting the film in Delhi, Jaipur, Lucknow, Mumbai, and Nepal. The film will be jointly produced by T-Series, Emmay Entertainment & Motion Pictures LLP and JA Entertainment in association with Bake My Cake Films.

Also Read: REVEALED: John Abraham to play Sanjeev Kumar Yadav in Nikkhil Advani’s Batla House

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Vashu Bhagnani drags Prernaa Arora to court over distribution rights of Fanney Khan

Vashu Bhagnani drags Prernaa Arora to court over distribution rights of Fanney Khan

Not too long ago, we had reported that there was a legal dispute between Vashu Bhagnani and T-Series over the distribution rights of their forthcoming films Fanney Khan and Batti Gul Meter Chalu. While the Delhi Supreme Court ruled in T-Series’ favour, now Vashu has dragged Prernaa Arora of KriArj Entertainment to EOW since the deal for their distribution rights for these films were signed through her company.

The Supreme Court in their earlier judgement had stated that Vashu Bhagnani doesn’t own any rights to distribute the films Fanney Khan and Batti Gul Meter Chalu. On the other hand, Bhagnani and team filed the case on the basis of the deal they signed with KriArj Entertainment. Now, Vashu has dragged Prernaa Arora and Protima Arora from the company to the Economics Offence Wing by filing an FIR against them over the case wherein he has been continuing his fight for his credit in Fanney Khan.

Lawyer Vibhav Krishna, who is representing Vashu Bhagnani, has revealed details of the case in recent reports wherein he has stated that KriArj had sold the distribution rights to Vashu in Rs. 10 crores, out of which, Rs. 5.5 crore were to be paid as the signing amount on December 16, 2017 whereas the rest would be a week before its release. The lawyer also alleged that Vashu had paid Rs. 8.5 crore to Prernaa in advance when the latter was in dire need of money.

Reportedly, Vashu Bhagnani’s FIR also talks about the Aroras and Arjun N Kapoor of KriArj violating the bulk deal of theatrical they had signed with each other for other films like Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran, Kedarnath including the other two films. In recent reports, Krishna also added that Pad Man was another film which had Bhagnani investing in it. He maintained that Prernaa had asked Sony Pictures to pay the sum [that was invested] to Bhagnani by April 15 but the same is yet to be received.

The lawyer of Bhagnani and his company Pooja Entertainment has also asserted that the court has summoned Altaf Hussain, who handled the finances at KriArj Entertainment, with all the necessary documents like agreements, account books etc. and they also have an assurance from Prernaa that Hussain will be explaining the details to the court.
Also Read: After Parmanu, KriArj Entertainment opts out of Shahid Kapoor, Shraddha Kapoor film Batti Gul Meter Chalu

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TWITTER TROUBLE: Rang De Basanti actor Siddharth gets TROLLED by Bahubali Prabhas’ fans

TWITTER TROUBLE: Rang De Basanti actor Siddharth gets TROLLED by Bahubali Prabhas’ fans

Actor Siddharth seems to have invited trouble from fans of Bahubali star Prabhas after the latter decided to joke about a certain hashtag on Twitter. His ‘just kidding’ post seem to have heavily backfired after fans of the star lashed out on Siddharth by posting many comments on his Twitter post.

It all started with post shared by trade analyst Ramesh Bala who posted, “#100DaysToKingPRABHASBday The count-down has started..” Followed by that, Siddharth decided to mock the trend of long hash tags that are often used by fans and twitteratis on their favourite idols’ birthday. Giving his take on it, Siddharth responded, “#465DayToKingPRABHASNextBdayAfterThisOne The countdown continues #HashtagsThrillButKillPleaseUseThemWithSomeDiscretion #Thanks”

#465DayToKingPRABHASNextBdayAfterThisOne
The countdown continues #HashtagsThrillButKillPleaseUseThemWithSomeDiscretion #Thanks https://t.co/kLYRLi07E5

— Siddharth (@Actor_Siddharth) July 16, 2018

This definitely didn’t go down well with Prabhas’ fans who decided to troll him brutally over the jokes. While posted pictures of Burnol calling it a jealous move owing to the stardom that Prabhas has, some others called him insecure and malicious. Here’s a glimpse of one of those comments posted by Prabhas’ fans:

Is it your insecurity..sense of worthlessness..malicious..callous.. black heart pushed you to comment ? as I dont see any other plausible “reason” for this tweet..Oh & you want to get wishes on your birthday let us know your Dooms oh I mean D day we #Prabhas fans are generous!
— Teluginti kodalu???????????? (@NishBrunel) July 16, 2018

A few set of them, further went on to challenge Siddharth asking him to make such comments on other actors. Some of them stated that Prabhas’ fans have been too sweet with him for trolling him very subtly whereas if he made such comments about Thalapathy Vijay and Ajith, he would have faced the wrath of another set of aggressive fans.

Can u tweet the same thing during Ajith,Vijay,rajini birthday trends. The very next minute u will leave twitter after tweeting
— Tom&Jerry ???? (@LovesTom_Jerry) July 16, 2018

Day by day the #Hashtag is becoming a joke… I think people can laugh at a joke. Nobody needs to leave Twitter. Relax, take a deep breath and laugh at a joke. https://t.co/sK5ZYJHbTX
— Siddharth (@Actor_Siddharth) July 16, 2018

Prabhas fans are too sweet to troll you for this. Try saying the same for Vijay or Ajith and see the fun ????

— Kartik Dayanand (@KartikDayanand) July 16, 2018

On the other hand, angry with the way he was being trolled for the joke, Siddharth took to social media to talk about how trolls have become so common on these platforms. He also mentioned about how the social media culture has gone to the extent of being abusive.

How is that fun? Being abused by people is common on twitter. Social media culture and fan behaviour has gone to another level of abuse. Why should anyone be scared to make a joke? People need to get serious and angry about many serious issues; not about jokes! Jokers will joke:) https://t.co/hQ0naMFQ5o
— Siddharth (@Actor_Siddharth) July 16, 2018

Well, it seems that this twitter trouble turned out to be quite unexpected to the actor who decided to just joke on the platform.
Also Read: Baahubali actor Prabhas RESPONDS to rumours about his marriage with co-star Anushka Shetty

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Shah Rukh Khan, who was on a family vacation, returns to Mumbai for Zero

Shah Rukh Khan, who was on a family vacation, returns to Mumbai for Zero

Shah Rukh Khan along with his family went on a fun filled trip to Barcelona and picture of the same went viral on Instagram. While Gauri Khan recently shared a glimpse of her New York trip where she is bonding with her daughter Suhana, let us tell you that hubby Shah Rukh Khan is in Mumbai. The actor is reportedly wrapping up work commitments especially Zero.

We hear that Shah Rukh Khan returned to Mumbai to June 25 and since then, he has been focusing on Zero. The Anand L. Rai directorial is hardly five months away from its release and is currently in its final schedule. Whereas, wife Gauri Khan took off to the Big Apple to spend some time with her kids.

Speaking of his Mumbai schedule, reports have it that Shah Rukh Khan was recently spotted in the city’s much talked about location Marine Drive. The actor, who was shooting for Zero, around the promenade, also had to encounter fans who created a furore after they saw the Bollywood superstar filming. The shooting was said to be a night schedule that was said to have continued until wee hours of the morning.

If these reports are to be believed, while Shah Rukh Khan will wrap up these portions soon, Katrina Kaif too is said to join this schedule. While the actress has already shot for major portions from the film along with Shah Rukh Khan, she is expected to film the final song of the film along with the superstar.

On the other hand, Shah Rukh Khan recently completed one major schedule of the film in the U.S where he also shot at the science centre NASA. The said shoot schedule also had him reuniting with his favourite co-star Anushka Sharma. R Madhavan is also said to have shot for a guest appearance during this schedule.

Speaking of Zero, the film is said to feature Shah Rukh Khan in the role of a vertically challenged person. It is slated to release on December 21.

Also Read : Shah Rukh Khan’s daughter Suhana is a splitting image of Gauri Khan (see pic)

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Here’s how Priyanka Chopra pledged more support to female employees in her company on her BIRTHDAY!

Here’s how Priyanka Chopra pledged more support to female employees in her company on her BIRTHDAY!

Priyanka Chopra turns a year older today and on the special occasion, the actress has decided to take another step towards female empowerment. For the past few years, we have seen the former beauty queen come out in support of many initiatives about female empowerment. She has also been very vocal about the gender disparity in Bollywood and other industries. Amidst all of these, in order to contribute her own share, the actress started off by bringing out a gender equality of sorts in her own organization, Purple Pebble Pictures by bringing up equal pay packages for everyone. And now, she has taken up yet another initiative.

Her mother and business partner Madhu Chopra recently revealed in reports that they have decided to give some benefits to their female employees. The idea is to not let female employees chose between their professional and personal life. One amongst those benefits is to provide flexible timings for working mothers. Also, some special benefits are introduced in terms of maternity leaves.

According to Madhu Chopra, their special maternity benefits include 12-week maternity leave and financial assistance for care. She also added that they have also tried to maintain gender parity wherein she has cited the example of one of her marketing executives who took a paternity break for four weeks.

Madhu Chopra has also stated in reports that they are in process of building an in-house crèche for their employees so that they can balance their life properly. Mrs. Chopra also went on to explain that keeping mind the fact that most of their employees are married women, they did not want their life choices to pose as a hindrance in their professional lives. Hence they decided to introduce these benefits to help them and to make them feel safe and loved.

Madhu Chopra also asserted that the policy of having flexible time for working mothers was put in place by Priyanka Chopra. However, she was quick to add that it was the senior members of her company who took fine-tuned and took the process ahead.
Also Read: Priyanka Chopra REVEALS deets on Meghan Markle’s life after marriage with Prince Harry

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Irrfan Khan finds a new passion as he recuperates in London, shares it with good friend Vishal Bhardwaj

Irrfan Khan finds a new passion as he recuperates in London, shares it with good friend Vishal Bhardwaj

Irrfan Khan shocked us after declaring that he is suffering from neuroendocrine tumour and shifted to London to heal and recuperate. Just as Vishal Bhardwaj had announced his next film with the talented actor did we hear this bad news from Irrfan. The film with Deepika Padukone was pushed as good friend Vishal Bhardwaj declared that he won’t do the film until Irrfan is hale and hearty because he didn’t wish to replace him. Now, Irrfan is in much better position and even shared his latest picture on Twitter.

In addition to this, he has been talking to Vishal a lot and has even found a new passion. The filmmaker revealed that Irrfan has taken to singing and sends him voice notes on WhatsApp. He also sings lullabies and watches cricket! That’s how he keeps himself busy, constructively. Now, there is so much to learn from Irrfan’s winner attitude. Isn’t it? Irrfan gave an award-winning performance in Hindi Medium last year which helped him sweep awards this year. We hope to see this talented actor blow our minds on screen soon!

Irrfan opened up about his disease in March. He wrote, “Life is under no obligation to give us what we expect: Margaret Mitchell. The unexpected makes us grow, which is what the past few days have been about. Learning that I have been diagnosed with Neuroendocrine Tumour as of now has now has admittedly been difficult, but the love and strength of those around me and that I found within me has brought me to a place of hope. The journey of this is taking me out of the country, and I request everyone to continue sending their wishes. As for the rumours that were floated NEURO is not always about the brain and googling is the easiest way to do research 🙂 To those who waited for my words, I hope to be back with more stories to tell (sic).”
Also Read: Irrfan Khan is healing, may join the Karwaan team

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Richa Chadda to become the face and voice of the Save the Elephants campaign

Richa Chadda to become the face and voice of the Save the Elephants campaign

Richa Chadha is one of the most strikingly amazing actresses in the industry. With critically acclaimed films and roles to her name, Richa has proved her mettle way ahead of her years. However, she is not only a talented actress, but also a wonderful human being. Richa has always been vocal about her opinions on social issues and has never backed down from standing for important causes. The Fukrey actress was recently approached by PETA to become the face of the Save the Elephants Campaign.

The international organization with the help of Richa Chadha have sent a letter to the Odisha Chief Minister to seek the office’s support as it is a very important campaign. Over the past several years, elephants have been the victims of train accidents that have occurred on the tracks that pass through heavily forested and elephants crossing areas. These gentle animals are run over by oncoming trains that do not stop to take stock of the damage they’ve caused. The serious recklessness on behalf of the employees and government officials has caused the deaths of several elephants, adults and offspring alike. Richa will take on the cause to not just get the government involved but also inform people about the accidents that are on the rise and how they can be curbed.

“It is almost shocking how even in 2018 this still happens where an elephant gets hit by a train and either loses its life or by some off chance, it survives; help doesn’t manage to reach on time. So when PETA asked me to become the face and appeal to the CM, I was more than happy to write that letter. We need to teach our train drivers about elephant crossings. The forest guard should put more signs from the earlier stations to inform the train drivers about elephant crossing areas and heavily forested areas. Little things will change the fatalities; I hope these changes help the larger cause. Because they are the best and don’t deserve something so tragic happening to them”, Richa said of the campaign.
Also Read: Richa Chadha on life after love

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Blackbuck Poaching Case: Jodhpur court begins hearing plea against Salman Khan’s conviction

Blackbuck Poaching Case: Jodhpur court begins hearing plea against Salman Khan’s conviction

Salman Khan has had his fair share of the run-in with the legal system. From Arms Act case to blackbuck poaching case, the actor still has several legal problems. While Salman Khan is on bail after his conviction, his Hum Saath Saath Hain co-stars Saif Ali Khan, Neelam, Tabu, Sonali Bendre, Dushyant Singh were acquitted in the killing of two blackbucks case. The Jodhpur court had convicted him on April 5 in blackbuck poaching case and sentenced him for five years. The actor even spent two days in jail after which he was released on bail.

According to NDTV news, the district court, on July 17, began hearing against Salman Khan’s plea. The actor’s lawyers presented their arguments before the district and sessions court that the actor can’t be held guilty on the basis of the similar evidence that were earlier rejected by the High Court. The arguments, which lasted for over 3 hours, were presented before Judge Chandra Kumar Songara. The judge will hear the next arguments on August 3 and 4, 2018.

Salman Khan’s counsel Mahesh Bora began his arguments with the statements given by the Gypsy driver Harish Dulani and owner Arun Yadav. He argued that the evidence including the gun pellets and bloodstains that were found in the car were planted. The counsel even said that the statements given by police officer Satyamani Tiwari, who reportedly searched Salman Khan’s room and recovered firearms, had many gaps.

“First the arguments in the Kankani poaching case would be completed and after the completion of that, arguments on the state’s appeal would begin,” public prosecutor Pokar Ram Bishnoi said in a statement.
Also Read: Race 3 Trailer Launch: Salman Khan BREAKS SILENCE on Blackbuck Poaching case hearing

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