Janhvi Kapoor – Ishaan Khatter starrer Dhadak title track to release on THIS DAY

Janhvi Kapoor – Ishaan Khatter starrer Dhadak title track to release on THIS DAY

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 Kapoor’s daughter Janhvi Kapoor. It also stars newbie Ishaan Khatter who is Shahid Kapoor’s brother. As the duo’s trailer released earlier this month, the fresh pair is pretty stoked to see the audience’s 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 Ishaan’s lap as they look lovingly in each other’s 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.

#dhadak
A post shared by 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

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Ajay Devgn and Kajol come TOGETHER to support plastic ban

Ajay Devgn and Kajol come TOGETHER to support plastic ban

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 Kajol’s next

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SHOCKING: Alia Bhatt gets injured on the sets of Kalank

SHOCKING: Alia Bhatt gets injured on the sets of Kalank

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 doesn’t 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 Alia’s 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!

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Rajinikanth – Akshay Kumar starrer 2.0 budget shoots up, no sign of completion

Rajinikanth – Akshay Kumar starrer 2.0 budget shoots up, no sign of completion

The producers of Shankar’s 2.0 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 2.0’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 2.0. 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 doesn’t seem to be a proximate possibility,” says the source.

Also Read: BREAKING: Zee Studios buys the satellite rights of Akshay Kumar –Rajnikanth’s 2.0 for a staggering Rs. 110 cr

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No film for Sanjay Leela Bhansali with Hrithik Roshan, Salman Khan or Shah Rukh Khan

No film for Sanjay Leela Bhansali with Hrithik Roshan, Salman Khan or Shah Rukh Khan

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 director’s 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 hasn’t even decided what he’s directing next. Right now he’s 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 career’s 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 Jaaferi’s son Mizaan and Bhansali’s 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 Bhansali’s sister) has edited a majority of Sanjay Bhansali’s films and also directed the Boman Irani-Farah Khan comedy Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi. Sharmin’s 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

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Kareena Kapoor Khan to PERFORM at a beauty pageant; takes a break from her family vacation

Kareena Kapoor Khan to PERFORM at a beauty pageant; takes a break from her family vacation

Just a few days ago, pictures of Kareena Kapoor Khan along with Saif Ali Khan and their son Taimur went viral. The trio has taken off for a trip to Europe, with a long stop-over at their favourite destination in London. Now reports have it that the actress will be returning to Mumbai alone, albeit for a small work commitment. While her recent trip too comprised of partial work commitments, this time around the actress is returning to perform on stage for Miss India.

If recent reports are to be believed, Kareena Kapoor Khan is all set to put up a glamorous act on her chartbusters at the forthcoming beauty pageant show, Miss India. The event is expected to be held tomorrow and the actress has returned to the city today, on June 18. The actress has, reportedly, allotted only two days of rehearsals and she will be practicing for the performance with the in house choreographer.

Keeping the time constraint in mind, Kareena has very little time in hand. Yet the actress has allotted 12 hours continuously for practice and will be rehearsing for the six hours tomorrow too before the act. These reports also suggest that she will be performing on some of her popular chartbusters like ‘Mera Naam Mary Hai’ [Brothers], ‘Bhaage Re Mann’ [Chameli], ‘Mauja Hi Mauja’ [Jab We Met] among others. Her gig will also include the latest hit ‘Tareefan’ from Veere Di Wedding.

Interestingly, this will be Kareena Kapoor’s performance on stage after two years. As for her trip, Kareena is expected to return to London on Wednesday. Until then, it is being said that her doting actor-hubby Saif Ali Khan is in charge of taking care of their tot Taimur Ali Khan.

On the work front, whilst there are many speculations about the next Bollywood film Kareena Kapoor Khan will be doing, the actress is yet to speak about it. Whereas, Saif Ali Khan will make his digital debut with the Netflix show Sacred Games. He will also be seen in films like Baazaar and the Navdeep Singh directed period drama.
Also Read: WOAH! Kareena Kapoor Khan caught CHEATING on her diet, gorges on pizza and terms it as a salad

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Sanskari no more: CBFC gives all-clear to Race 3, Britain censor snips

Sanskari no more: CBFC gives all-clear to Race 3, Britain censor snips

While the Salman starrer Race 3 has been cleared with no cuts by the Indian censor board the British censor board has not only granted the film a ‘12A’ certification (meaning children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult) it has also asked 1 minute and 20 seconds of the 2 hours 29 minute film to be edited out for its strong violence.

A source from the Indian censor board finds the discrepancy between the Indian and British censor’s perception to be disconcerting. “Are we to presume that the Indian censor board is more liberal than its British counterpart? To be honest we did have reservations about certain shots being suitable for a ‘UA’ certification. But there is a standing instruction from above (meaning the I &B ministry) that nothing should be cut from any film unless absolutely necessary. We are looking at an era of unstoppable liberalism in the censor board. This is to countermand the sanskari era of Pahlaj Nihalani.”

While current chairperson of the CBFC Prasoon Joshi refrained from comment, former censor chief Pahlaj Nihalani did comment, “If you are a filmmaker with strong sexual or violent content now is the time to quickly go to the censor board. I hear nothing gets stopped. Sanskari censorship replaced by sab-chalta-hai censorship. Welcome to the new liberal world.”

Also Read: Whoa! Aamir Khan’s prediction for Race 3 box office success comes true for Salman Khan

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Kartik Aaryan drops out of IIFA performance owing to injury

Kartik Aaryan drops out of IIFA performance owing to injury

After the stupendous success of Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety, Kartik Aaryan seems to be making news all over. The actor, who was set to put on a grand act on stage, has bowed out of his performance at IIFA 2018. It is due to his ligament injury that he suffered three months ago has resurfaced. It has been reported that the doctors have advised to stay away from strenuous activities.

If recent reports are to be believed, the ligament injury that Kartik Aaryan suffered in April has resurfaced. These reports have it that the pain resurfaced almost two weeks ago because of which he has been advised to cool it down when it comes to activities like dancing. Sources have been quoted in reports claiming that the reason behind this old injury causing trouble is exertion.

It is being said that soon after the injury; Kartik Aaryan had resumed his football practices. This further intensified the situation. Owing to the same, doctors have reportedly advised the actor to take it slow and to refrain from any such strenuous physical activity.

However, these reports have also asserted that Kartik Aaryan will indeed be a part of IIFA 2018. The actor was supposed to dance and also host a segment during the award ceremony. So it seems that even though he wouldn’t be able to dance, he will be indeed hosting a part of the event along with VJ turned actor Ayushmann Khurrana.

As for the injury, it has been learnt that Kartik Aaryan will consult a few orthopedists once he returns from Bangkok. The actor is expected to fly to the city on June 20 for the function.

Readers may be aware that the IIFA ceremony this year will be held in the Thailand capital and many actors are currently in the midst of prepping for the same. While certain actors from the film fraternity will be missing out on the event due to work commitments, other actors like Varun Dhawan, Arjun Kapoor, Kriti Sanon are expected to set the stage on fire.
Also Read: WATCH: Kartik Aaryan burns the dance floor at the IPL 2018 closing ceremony!

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Mahesh Babu’s wife Namrata shoots down reports of the superstar’s Bollywood debut

Mahesh Babu’s wife Namrata shoots down reports of the superstar’s Bollywood debut

Reports that Telugu superstar Mahesh Babu will be making his Bollywood debut soon have been completely shot down by the actor’s wife Namrata.

Says Namrata, “These reports are completely false. Mahesh Babu is not looking at a Bollywood break. While returning from his two-month vacation from Europe, Mahesh did stop by in Mumbai while the rest of the family proceeded to Hyderabad. But Mahesh Babu was not in Mumbai to meet any Bollywood producer. He was there for a looks test with hairstylist Hakim Aalim for his next Telugu film to be directed by Vamshi Paidipally.”

As far as doing a Hindi film is concerned Mahesh Babu is open to the idea. But there is no burning ambition to make that move.

Also Read: Namrata Shirodkar speaks on being the power behind Mahesh Babu’s throne

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Sujoy Ghosh REVEALS how he brought together a team of Shah Rukh Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Taapsee Pannu for his next

Sujoy Ghosh REVEALS how he brought together a team of Shah Rukh Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Taapsee Pannu for his next

Seems like Red Chillies Entertainment is intrigued by thrillers. Just a couple of days ago we reported that after Ittefaq, Shah Rukh Khan is keen on producing another suspense thriller starring Amitabh Bachchan. We are talking about the next Sujoy Ghosh directorial which is a remake of the Spanish thriller The Invisible Guest and also stars Taapsee Pannu. The film has been tentatively titled Badla.

Confirming the same, Sujoy Ghosh has expressed his excitement on the recent developments in media reports. Sujoy has reportedly revealed that he has been keen on working with Taapsee Pannu for a while and this according to him was a perfect project. On the other hand, he described working with Amitabh Bachchan as a director’s delight in these reports. Readers may be aware that Sujoy and Amitabh have collaborated in the past for a few films including Aladin and Te3n (Sujoy was the producer).

Elaborating on the collaboration, Sujoy believes that the same happened quite effortlessly. While Amitabh immediately came on board after the filmmaker pitched the film, it was no different for Taapsee Pannu either.  Shah Rukh Khan too, according to these reports, loved the material presented to him. Interestingly, this will be the first time Shah Rukh Khan is producing a Sujoy Ghosh film.

The Spanish film The Invisible Guest is also being remade in Korean and Italian languages. The film has already gone on floor in Glasgow last week and will be extensively shot against the backdrop of the Scottish landscape. The film will feature Taapsee Pannu in the role of a businesswoman. At the same time, her character will have an element of mystery to her. On the other hand, Amitabh Bachchan is apparently essaying the role of an investigative officer.
Also Read: Sujoy Ghosh’s Badla to bring together Amitabh Bachchan & Taapsee Pannu? Mr Bachchan & producer confirm

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