Emraan Hashmi and Rishi Kapoor to come together for this horror thriller

Emraan Hashmi and Rishi Kapoor to come together for this horror thriller

It is a known fact that Emraan Hashmi is known for being associated with horror film. Now, bringing yet another story in his favourite genre, the actor announced his next. The film will be produced under the banners AZURE Entertainment and Viacom18 Motion Pictures.

The untitled venture, will in fact, mark the Bollywood debut of Malayalam filmmaker

Jeethu Joseph, best known for Mohanlal starrer, Drishyam. The film shall be shot in a single schedule between May and July this year.

From what we hear, the film will see a combination of crime mystery thriller peppered with elements of horror. The makers have managed to pull off an interesting casting coup with a seasoned superstar like Rishi Kapoor too joining the cast.

Speaking on his Bollywood debut, Jeethu Joseph commented, “Directing a Hindi feature film has been on the anvil for some time and I have been waiting for the right story. This crime mystery thriller with elements of horror has excited me tremendously and we have got perfect casting for the two protagonists in the film. I am looking forward to start the Film at the earliest.”

On the other hand, Emraan Hashmi added, “I’m really excited about this one. The film will be a riveting, nail biting treat for fans of the genre and with Jeethu at the helm of things, I’m confident the film will be a game changer”.

Sunir Kheterpal, CEO – AZURE Entertainment says, “Jeethu Joseph is a superlative directing talent and we are proud to be producing his Hindi feature film debut. Viacom18 Motion Pictures has a great track record on backing content driven films and we are happy to collaborate with them on this film”.

Ajit Andhare, COO – Viacom18 Motion Pictures said, “Ever since we produced Drishyam, a Hindi remake of Jeethu Joseph’s original masterpiece, we have been looking for a subject to make with Jeethu in Hindi. This amazing crime thriller, developed with Azure, is a story where we are looking forward to creating same kind of magic that audience experienced in Drishyam.”

Also Read: Emraan Hashmi’s next Cheat India to be produced by T-Series and Ellipsis Entertainment

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KriArj Entertainment moves High Court against Kedarnath director Abhishek Kapoor

KriArj Entertainment moves High Court against Kedarnath director Abhishek Kapoor

Filmmaker Abhishek Kapoor is at loggerheads with Kedarnath’s production house, KriArj Entertainment. The film was supposed to mark the debut of Sara Ali Khan, Saif Ali Khan and ex-wife Amrita Singh’s daughter, opposite Sushant Singh Rajput. But, things have gone sideways. According to KriArj Entertainment, Abhishek Kapoor is being taken to court for detracting from the commitment to the financial dynamics and release plans of Kedarnath, KriArj Entertainment’s co-production with T-series.

Now, it has been learned that KriArj Entertainment will move Bombay High Court against Kedarnath director, Abhishek Kapoor. In an official statement, KriArj Entertainment’s lawyer Lavin C Hirani said on Saturday, “We will be moving the Bombay High Court for enforcing our rights on the film by early next week and we hope to secure the necessary reliefs from the honourable court.”

The lawyer added, “There is enough material to show that KriArj has complied with all its commitments as per their understanding with Abhishek Kapoor/GITS. As I understand, there have been several serious defaults by GITS of its duties and obligations towards KriArj, including there being severe delays in the production of the film which was completely in a mess right from the start of the film for reasons solely attributable to GITS.

Inspite of the above, KriArj provided its unconditional support to GITS and continued to make huge investments in the film till it was realized that the amounts were not being used for the right purposes.

KriArj has tried to salvage the situation with GITS several times including making multiple efforts to resolve issues to no avail. KriArj, T-Series and Balaji are the rightful owners of the film as its co-producers and therefore, GITS has no rights to oust KriArj out of the film and out of its legal rights as producers and owners of the film.”

Kedarnath starring Sara Ali Khan and Sushant Singh Rajput is, as of now, set to release during Christmas 2018.

Also Read: Kedarnath producers take Abhishek Kapoor to court

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Dinesh Vijan and Homi Adajania come together for Hindi Medium 2 and here are the details!

Dinesh Vijan and Homi Adajania come together for Hindi Medium 2 and here are the details!

Hindi Medium, which was in works for a sequel, has now got a new director. Homi Adajania has come on board to direct the quirky franchise comedy. The film will be produced under Dinesh Vijan’s Maddock films.

The original was very well received by the audience and industry. It also went on to win Filmfare awards for best film including the best actor award for Irrfan Khan.

Dinesh Vijan and Homi Adajania go back a long way. The duo have collaborated for films like Being Cyrus in 2006, an English language black comedy followed by the Hindi Romcom, Cocktail starring Deepika Padukone, Saif Ali Khan and Diana Penty in the past. Homi then went solo with Finding Fanny. The film featured an ensemble cast of Naseerudin Shah, Dimple, Pankaj Kapur, Deepika and Arjun Kapoor

Confirming the news, Dinesh Vijan (Maddock films) says, “Homi doesn’t make films very often as he refuses to do stuff that doesn’t bowl him over. But when I narrated this one to him, he loved it. And when I saw his reaction, it was a no –brainer. I guess from Maddock’s stable of directors, Homi was the most unlikely choice for Hindi Medium 2. That’s exactly why I have signed him on.”

Hindi Medium 2 story will be flash forwarded by a decade. The film will feature Irrfan Khan as Raj. However, now it will be as much as Raj’s story as much as his daughter Pia’s. Pia has finished high school in Hindi Medium and figuring what to do next.

Homi added, “I ambled into Dinoo’s (Dinesh Vijan) room and he was sitting down to a narration. I had enjoyed the first one and the way these writers have taken the narrative forward is very clever. So yeah, I pretty much gate-crashed the narration. It was so engaging and hilarious that I told him I’d be happy to direct it if he had no director attached to the project. It’s been a while since I’ve found any material so amusing yet emotional,” he signs off.

Also Read: Post Hindi Medium success Bhushan Kumar & Dinesh Vijan announce multiple film deal

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INSIDE SCOOP: Sara Ali Khan’s debut in trouble, dad Saif Ali Khan comes to rescue

INSIDE SCOOP: Sara Ali Khan’s debut in trouble, dad Saif Ali Khan comes to rescue

With Kedarnath, her intended launch film, locked in a legal battle between the director and its producers, its leading lady Sara Ali Khan’s debut faces a further delay. It would be recalled that the pretty daughter of Saif Ali Khan and Amrita Singh waited almost a year for Karan Johar to launch her. Karan, however, got busy promoting and launching Sridevi and Boney Kapoor’s daughter Jahanvi.

This is when Sara accepted Abhishek Kapoor’s offer to be launched opposite Sushant Singh Rajput in Kedarnath. Little did Sara Ali Khan or her concerned parents know that Kedarnath would be stalled due to a dispute between director Abhishek Kapoor and his producers KriArj Entertainment.

Now sources suggest Saif Ali Khan is on the look-out for a more appropriate paunch pad. Says a source, “This time Saif will take a call on which film Sara will do. So far her mother Amrita Singh has been calling the shots. Saif is on the look-out for the right vehicle for his daughter’s launch.”

The source shoots down all rumours of Sara playing Irrfan Khan’s daughter in the sequel to Hindi Medium. “The rumour probably started because the Hindi Medium producer Dinesh Vijan and Saif are close friends and former business partners.”

Also Read: BREAKING: Suneil Shetty’s son Ahaan Shetty to debut opposite Sara Ali Khan

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Salman Khan replaces Arijit again in Welcome To New York

Salman Khan replaces Arijit again in Welcome To New York

He did it again! Salman Khan apparently got Arijit Singh’s voice replaced with Rahat Fateh Ali Khan in Sultan. This is the second time Salman did away with Arijit’s voice.

While a majority of us have nothing against Rahat Fateh Ali Khan or Atif Aslam, we wonder if this is the right time to invite them to sing in Bollywood at a time when tensions on the border have escalated to an alarming pitch.

In Tiger Zinda Hai we had Atif Aslam crooning Dil Diya Gallan and now there’s Atif Aslam crooning Ishtehaar in Welcome To New York. Interestingly it is being whispered that Salman Khan insisted on dubbing Arijit’s voice with Rahat’s earlier also in Sultan for the song ‘Jag Ghoomiya’. The Salman-Arijit feud goes back a long a way to an awards function which Salman had hosted and where Arijit came on stage wearing informal clothes and casual chappals. The two had exchanged barbed sarcasm on stage.

This perhaps explains why Arijit was shown the backdoor in favour of Rahat. But how do we explain Rahat’s presence in Welcome To New York?

BJP minister singer Baabul Supriyo says he is not able to comprehend the need or desire to cross the border for entertainment content at a time when war is no longer a remote concept. “If that’s true, I would request the makers of the film to remove Rahat’s voice and get someone else to dub it! I am also not sure why Atif Aslam got to sing ‘Dil Diya Gallan’ when for sure our very own Arijit could have done a much better job. The FM stations played the song galore while news channels announced the name of our soldiers martyred by PAK-sponsored terrorists.”

Baabul clarifies that India has no problems with either Atif or Rahat. “Atif as an artist sounds great in ‘Dil Diya’ and Rahat is a great singer too. But it’s important to clarify that our problem is not with the artists, Atif or Rahat but with their Pakistani nationality. It’s not a political stand but probably the families who have lost their sons, brothers, fathers would feel a lot better should the entire country show solidarity in any manner possible.”

Bollywood, says Baabul, has a national responsibility. “Bollywood is an integral part of that Indianism. It represents India worldwide; hence banning Pakistani artists in Indian films would have also taken the protest against organised terrorism by the rogue nation, worldwide. And, I very clearly recall that such a promise was made when Ae Dil Hai Mushkil had met with protests due to Fawad Khan.”

And why is Pakisan’s entertainment industry silent over cross-border terrorism? Baabul wonders, “It’s pertinent to note that one cannot recall a single Pak artist made famous by Bollywood, condemn terror acts by Pakistan. Enough is enough now, ban them for their only crime, that is being a Pakistani. Let we Indians wear our hearts on our sleeves and let our hearts beat in salutation of the sacrifice of our brave hearts.”

Also Read: SHOCKING! Being Human of Salman Khan gets blacklisted by BMC

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KAPOOR LADIES LIVE! Karisma Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor Khan to come together for their first live appearance

KAPOOR LADIES LIVE! Karisma Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor Khan to come together for their first live appearance

It is a known fact that Karisma Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor Khan are not just sisters but also close buddies! The two share a great camaraderie which is quite visible in their interviews. Yet we haven’t got a chance to see them together on a public platform. However, the forthcoming Women’s Conclave is all set to change it. For the first time ever, Karisma and Kareena will be their live appearance.

Karisma Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor Khan will come together as guests for Women’s Conclave that will be held on March 10. The chat will obviously see the Kapoor sister duo in their elements. It promises a lot of encouraging, motivating and candid anecdotes shared by the sisters from their journey. Obviously considering the date, this chat with the sisters will be a part of the Women’s Day celebration.

Undoubtedly Karisma Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor Khan have bended and broken rules in Bollywood. The 90s diva Karisma was the first Kapoor girl to not only enter Bollywood but also make it big. She will be speaking about her experience in films along with tackling challenges. This will also include her take on casting couch and battling the patriarchal mind-set in Bollywood.

On the other hand, Kareena Kapoor continues to be one of the most sought after actress today. She is also one of the first actresses who refused to take a long maternity break and resumed work almost immediately after the birth of Taimur. The actress will be speaking about balancing professional and personal life.

Interestingly, Kareena Kapoor Khan and Karisma Kapoor, who often speak fondly of each other haven’t collaborated for any project. They were only seen together in a jewellery ad commercial.

On the work front, Karisma Kapoor is not contemplating on returning to Bollywood as of now. Whereas, Kareena Kapoor Khan has a few projects in the pipeline. Besides endorsements, the actress will also be gearing up for the release of Veere Di Wedding this summer.

Also Read: Here’s how Kareena Kapoor Khan plans on supporting women empowerment

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BREAKING: Suneil Shetty’s son Ahaan Shetty to debut opposite Sara Ali Khan

BREAKING: Suneil Shetty’s son Ahaan Shetty to debut opposite Sara Ali Khan

His daughter made her debut with a Salman Khan film and there were many reports about his son’s debut! We are talking about popular star Suneil Shetty. Although he continues to do a couple of Bollywood films, he is definitely super excited about his son’s debut. Suneil’s son Ahaan Shetty is now all ready to make his big Bollywood debut. And an actress too has come on board. It is none other than Sara Ali Khan.

From what we hear, this venture will bring together Karan Johar and Sajid Nadiadwala once again. The duo will produce this film under their respective banners Dharma Productions and Nadiadwala & Grandsons. If rumours are to be believed, Sara Ali Khan too has given a nod for the project.

Ever since last year, there have been several reports about Ahaan Shetty’s debut. In fact, Suneil had even asserted that his son has started with his training and grooming for his Bollywood career. As for the other details of his debut, it is currently kept under wraps.

It seems that 2018 will be an interesting year for Karan Johar who is already launching two other star kids. Newbies Janhvi Kapoor and Ishaan Khatter have already kick started their film Dhadak, a remake of the Marathi blockbuster Sairat. There are also reports claiming that Karan will be launching Ananya Panday, daughter of Chunky Pandey. She is said to be playing the leading lady in the Tiger Shroff starrer Student Of The Year 2. With this added to his repertoire, it seems that Karan Johar has officially become the mentor for 2018.

On the other hand, Sara Ali Khan is making her debut with Kedarnath opposite Sushant Singh Rajput. While the film had already gone on floor, it is currently embroiled in a major controversy. Kedarnath is currently said to be in a lurch after a major battle broke out between the producer Prernaa Arora and director Abhishek Kapoor.

Considering the current situation, we wonder if Sara Ali Khan too will be debuting with this Ahaan Shetty film.
Also Read: Sushant Singh Rajput at loggerheads with his Kedarnath director Abhishek Kapoor

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Katrina Kaif will be seen in Sonakshi Sinha starrer Welcome To New York and we have the details

Katrina Kaif will be seen in Sonakshi Sinha starrer Welcome To New York and we have the details

The trailer of Welcome To New York has revealed that the film is not only a rib-tickling movie but also an extremely star-studded one. So if you are expecting many guest appearances, by stars then fans are definitely in for a treat. Besides Sonakshi Sinha and Diljit Dosanjh, the film features many A-listers in intriguing cameos. One amongst them is Katrina Kaif.

It is definitely good news for all Katrina Kaif fans who are eagerly waiting to see her on the big screen post Tiger Zinda Hai. Interestingly the film also features Salman Khan in a special appearance in a song. Wonder if the actress is managing to do a role alongside her Tiger co-star? The details of the same are currently being kept under wraps.

The trailer of the film, however, featured one of the most power packed special appearances. That of Rana Daggubati! Remember how he managed to save Karan Johar in Bahubali style? However, it is yet to be seen the kind of cameo Katrina Kaif will be featuring in.

On the other hand, another interesting fact about the film is that Karan Johar is playing a double role in the film. Besides playing himself, the head honcho of Dharma Productions will also essay the character of a gangster. Lara Dutta and Boman Irani too will be a part of the film. Riteish Deshmukh will essay the character of a host.

Readers may also be aware that Welcome To New York explores a rather unique kind of cinema called stage-reality. The film was shot along with the IIFA awards ceremony that was held in the Big Apple last year. Starring Sonakshi Sinha and Diljit Dosanjh in the lead, Welcome To New York is slated to release on February 23.

On the other hand, Katrina Kaif will next be seen in Shah Rukh Khan, Anushka Sharma starrer Zero. The actress is also a part of Yash Raj Films’ ambitious venture Thugs Of Hindostan. It will star Aamir Khan, Amitabh Bachchan and Fatima Sana Shaikh in prominent roles.
Also Read: Here’s how Sonakshi Sinha designed her Gujarati look in Welcome To New York

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Rajinikanth – Akshay Kumar starrer 2.0 to clash with either Gold or Thugs of Hindostan?

Rajinikanth – Akshay Kumar starrer 2.0 to clash with either Gold or Thugs of Hindostan?

By now we all know that Southern superstar Rajinikanth will be seen sharing screen space with Akshay Kumar in the film 2.0. However, as we had reported earlier the release of the film has undergone multiple changes. While the reason for the apparent rescheduling of the film’s release is the incomplete VFX work, we now hear that the makers of the film have finally locked two tentative dates for its release.

If what we hear is true, then apparently the makers of 2.0 have settled on either releasing the film on August 15 or later on Diwali this year. While the eventual release date will depend on the completion of the VFX work on the film, we noticed something interesting. In fact, both of the new dates that have been selected by the makers of 2.0 will see the film clash with another big ticket release. In fact, if 2.0 hits screens on August 15, the film will go head to head with the other Akshay Kumar starrer Gold that has been directed by Reema Kagti. If that wasn’t all, if the makers of 2.0 opt for a Diwali 2018 release, the film will then go head to head with the Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan, and Katrina Kaif starrer Thugs of Hindostan.

Though as of now an official confirmation on the eventual release date of 2.0 is unavailable, it will be rather interestingly to see whether the film will take on the solo Akshay Kumar starrer Gold. Or will Akshay have the last word on the film’s release and convince the makers of 2.0 to opt for a Diwali release. Either way, 2.0 that also features Amy Jackson is certainly in for a big box office battle whichever date the makers lock.

Also Read: Akshay Kumar and KriArj get together for another project

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Here’s all you need to know about the film Aditi Rao Hydari is doing with Mani Ratnam

Here’s all you need to know about the film Aditi Rao Hydari is doing with Mani Ratnam

Aditi Rao Hydari was more than happy with all the appreciation coming her way for Kaatru Veliyidai. The film marked her debut collaboration with South veteran Mani Ratnam. The actress can’t stop praising the filmmaker since then! Time and again she has maintained that she is dying to work with him again. Now, it seems that she has once again received the opportunity. She will be starring in Mani Ratnam’s forthcoming socio-political drama titled Chekka Chivanta Maanam [Bright Red Sky].

Yes, after sharing screen space with Karthi in her last venture, Aditi Rao Hydari will now act with Arvind Swamy. Let us remind you that Arvind has been one of Mani Ratnam’s favourite since Roja and Bombay. So it will be interesting to see them come together yet again. Arvind will feature as a politician in this film.

On the other hand, Aditi Rao Hydari is said to essay the role of a rather strong woman. From what we hear the actress will be the centre of this entire social drama. The film has already gone on floor earlier this week. However, the actress will be seen joining them in March.

Chekka Chivanta Maanam will also be dubbed in other languages. While it is titled as Nawab in Telugu, it will also release in Hindi. Set against the backdrop of a controversial nuclear plant, the film majorly deals with a middle-class family of four brothers. The film also touches upon subjects like human rights and environment violation with the increase in methane pollution. It will also be spanning three generations as a part of the plot.

Besides Aditi Rao Hydari and Arvind Swamy, the film also stars model Dayana Erappa and actor-musician Simbu aka STR. Also, Arun Vijay, Aishwarya Rajesh and Prakash Raj will be a part of the film. Mani Ratnam will also be collaborating with DOP Santosh Sivan and musical maestro A R Rahman for this film.
Also Read: Wow Alert! Aditi Rao Hydari glams it up in a cute little blazer dress!

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