Salman Khan’s next production starring Aayush Sharma titled Loveratri

Salman Khan’s next production starring Aayush Sharma titled Loveratri

Salman Khan's next production starring Aayush Sharma titled Loveratri

Superstar Salman Khan, who ventured into production few years ago, gave a platform to newbies Sooraj Pancholi and Athiya Shetty with Hero. Now, Salman Khan is all set to launch another actor and it is none other than his brother-in-law Aayush Sharma, Arpita Khan Sharma’s husband.

Finally, the makers have made the official announcement. Salman Khan has announced his 5th venture titled Loveratri starring Aayush Sharma. Loveratri is produced by Salman under his banner name Salman Khan Films

Salman Khan took to his social media handle and tweeted, “Feeling very happy to announce @SKFilmsOfficial productions ka 5th venture #Loveratri introducing @aaysharma directed by Abhiraj Minawala. More details soon”

Salman Khan's next production starring Aayush ShLoveratri will mark the debut of Aayush Sharma in Bollywood. The female lead for the film is yet to be finalized. Directed by Abhiraj Minawala, it will be also his directorial debut with the film. The film will soon go on floors and the lead actress will be finalized soon as well.

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Ayushmann Khurrana gets a taste of action in Sriram Raghavan’s untitled thriller film!

Ayushmann Khurrana gets a taste of action in Sriram Raghavan’s untitled thriller film!

Ayushmann Khurrana gets a taste of action in Sriram Raghavan’s untitled thriller film!

Ayushmann Khurrana has been a poster boy for slice of life films. The actor has delivered huge super-hits with feel-good content cinema like Vicky Donor, Dum Laga Ke Haisha, Bareilly Ki Barfi and Shubh Mangal Saavdhan. The versatile actor is now set to explore the thriller genre through Sriram Raghavan’s untitled next in which he plays a blind piano player and show audiences his action avatar.

“Ayushmann will be seen doing gritty, realistic action in this film. He plays a blind piano player who gets caught in the middle of a crisis and he would need to fend for himself and escape the situation. Since he is a blind man, he cannot do illogical action that we see in our movies. It will be extremely real, gritty and believable,” reveals a source.

The informer adds, “Ayushmann has jumped off the first floor of the building without harness and without protection on the ground. There is a technique to pull this off without getting hurt and he practiced it and perfected the shot to a T. There are several chase sequences that Ayushmann will pull off, a couple of very realistic hand-to-hand action sequences. Sriram is clear that it has to be convincing to audiences that a person with disability can pull off these sequences and not come across as macho, stereotyped Bollywood action sequences that are mostly unbelievable. Ayushmann has got a taste of action for the first time and he is loving it.”

When contacted, Ayushmann Khurrana confirms the story saying, “This is the first film in which I’m doing some very realistic action and it has been a great experience for me. I’m loving the rush of doing these sequences. They are extremely real. The highlight has to be me jumping off from the first floor of the building without harness or any protection on the ground. I did the shot in just one take and thankfully I didn’t get hurt! I’m looking forward to pulling off the other action sequences in the film. It’s going to be a good high.”

The movie also stars Tabu and is being co-produced by Viacom 18 Motion Pictures and Matchbox Pictures.

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BREAKING: Tiger Zinda Hai cleared by the Censor Board with ‘U/A’ certificate

BREAKING: Tiger Zinda Hai cleared by the Censor Board with ‘U/A’ certificate

BREAKING Tiger Zinda Hai cleared by the Censor Board with ‘UA’ certificate

Since last month, there has been a fear over films not getting timely releases thanks to new Censor diktat that the film has to be submitted 69 days in advance. Most of the films are generally submitted to the office of Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) just two or three weeks before. As a result, the release of lot of movies like Justice League (only the Hindi verion), Firangi, Tera Intezaar etc got delayed.

There was a fear, albeit from a small section of media and moviegoers, that due to this rule, Tiger Zinda Hai, the last biggie of 2017, might also get affected. But it seems the CBFC has relaxed this rule as it would lead to a lot of film releases getting postponed resulting in a disastrous domino effect. And if reports are to believed, then Tiger Zinda Hai has been seen by the CBFC members and has even been given a certificate earlier this week. The examining committee, if reports are to be believed, have issued a U/A certificate. But there have been two audio cuts and a visual cut. As per sources, a scene where a nurse is being kicked is deleted and two abuses have been silenced or maybe replaced.

Tiger Zinda Hai stars Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif and is the sequel to the 2012 blockbuster Ek Tha Tiger, featuring the same actors. While the first part was directed by Kabir Khan, Tiger Zinda Hai is helmed by Ali Abbas Zafar, who also directed Salman in last year’s 300-crore-grosser Sultan. The film is inspired from the real-life incident of 46 nurses being taken hostage by the terrorist group ISIS in Iraq in 2014. It’s shot in amazing locales of UAE and Germany and its trailer has met with a great response. The film is expected to have the biggest opening for a Hindi film in 2017. Moreover, it’s releasing in the beneficial Christmas period and hence, its opening weekend can also be the biggest ever for Bollywood film ever.

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WOW! Rohit Shetty to host Zee Cine Awards

WOW! Rohit Shetty to host Zee Cine Awards

WOW! Rohit Shetty to host Zee Cine Awards

Rohit Shetty likes to don many hats at one go. He’s primarily a director, known for making blockbuster films. At the same time, he also designs the action scenes in the film, which always turn out to be the highlight. A few years ago, he turned producer. In between, he’s also been hosting the adventurous reality show ‘Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi’ and is now going to judge ‘India’s Next Superstars’ with Karan Johar.

And now, he’ll be adding a new feather in his cap. He’s all set to host the upcoming edition of Zee Cine Awards. He’ll be the main host and it is expected to be quite entertaining. After all, Rohit is known for his one-liners and comic timing. Moreover, he taking a dig at other actors would also be alright as he is friends with almost all the leading stars. Not to forget, he understands the pulse of the audience, going by his envious track record as a director. Therefore, one can expect some great jokes mouthed by him that’s sure to resonate with the audiences. What’s more, he’ll be joined the very popular stand-up comic Sunil Grover. Both are hence expected to bring the house down.

On the film direction front, Rohit Shetty just delivered the biggest Bollywood blockbuster of 2017, Golmaal Again. He’s now all set to begin work on the official Hindi remake of Temper, titled Simmba. It stars Ranveer Singh and will release on December 28, 2018. This action comedy will be co-produced by him along with Karan Johar and Reliance Entertainment.

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Neeraj Pandey to unveil the first look of Sidharth Malhotra- Manoj Bajpayee starrer Aiyaary on Vijay Divas

Neeraj Pandey to unveil the first look of Sidharth Malhotra- Manoj Bajpayee starrer Aiyaary on Vijay Divas

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Filmmaker Neeraj Pandey will be unveiling the first look of his upcoming crime drama Aiyaary starring Sidharth Malhotra and Manoj Bajpayee on Vijay Diwas, 16th December 2017. Vijay Diwas is celebrated on 16th December every year as it marks the victory over Pakistan in the Indo-Pakistan war in 1971, which resulted in the formation of Bangladesh.

Aiyaary, which revolves around two army officers, will aptly unveil its first look on the celebratory day of the army. The film portrays Sidharth Malhotra as an army officer sharing a mentor-protégé bond with Manoj Bajpayee.  The film which is set against the backdrop of army officials wanted to underline the importance of Vijay Diwas and hence opted for the day in order to unveil the first look.

Neeraj Pandey, who has constantly expressed his love for the nation through his films, has taken yet another opportunity to bank upon important dates for his film’s content. The filmmaker will not only unveil the first look on Vijay Diwas but will also release the film on Republic Day.

The filmmaker said, “Vijay Diwas is a very significant day for the military troops of the country. It’s a tribute to the martyrs who laid down their lives for the victory of India in 1971. We thought what better day than this to release the poster of our film, Aiyaary. We dedicate it to our military troops and their brave families.”

With films like Special 26, Baby, Rustom amongst others, the filmmaker has paid tribute to the uniform officials of the nation that serve its public. Aiyaary will yet again be an ode to army officials.

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Evergreen Anil Kapoor ready to even play grandfather’s role

Evergreen Anil Kapoor ready to even play grandfather’s role

Evergreen Anil Kapoor ready to even play grandfather’s role

Anil Kapoor is all set to turn 61 in less than a fortnight but still, he looks young as ever. Other actors of his age or even the ones younger to him by a decade at times try to act young or play younger actors. But Anil Kapoor can still convincingly play a character that’s many years younger to his real-life age. Yet, this talented actor makes it clear that he doesn’t understand the obsession that the industry has with playing young characters on screen.

In fact, the actor surprised everyone by playing a strict father in the 2015 film Dil Dhadakne Do. For this particular role, Anil Kapoor even sported a black-and-pepper hair. He said that he was never a delusional about his age. He then stated that throughout his career, he has done roles that suit his personality and that are the reason for the longevity in his career, according to him. He further said that he is ready to play even a grandfather, forget just a father, if the script and character excites him.

He said that in this regard, the Hollywood actors are quite open and fearless. Anil Kapoor reminded that Brad Pitt played an 80-year-old in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. Also, Diane Lane played Henry Cavill’s mother in Man Of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League. Anil hence said that for actors in the West, the onscreen age of an artiste is not a criterion.

On the film front, Anil Kapoor just wrapped up the shoot of Fanne Khan, co-starring Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Rajkummar Rao. He’ll then begin work on Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga, with daughter Sonam Kapoor, and Total Dhamaal, co-starring Madhuri Dixit, Ajay Devgn and Arshad Warsi.

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WOW! 23 years later, Hum Aapke Hai Koun actors Madhuri Dixit and Renuka Shahane to reunite for a Marathi film

WOW! 23 years later, Hum Aapke Hai Koun actors Madhuri Dixit and Renuka Shahane to reunite for a Marathi film

WOW! 23 years later, Hum Aapke Hai Koun actors Madhuri Dixit and Renuka Shahane to reunite for a Marathi film

Renuka Shahane might not have done many films but one can’t deny that she is one of the powerhouses of talent. Her performance in Hum Aapke Hai Koun is still unforgettable. Also, the manner in which she left a huge mark in the world of television in the early 90s is remarkable. And now she’s all set to be back with an exciting film. Renuka Shahane will be seen in Tejas Vijay Deoskar’s next Marathi film.

But that’s not all. This untitled film has Madhuri Dixit in a leading role. Both her and Renuka Shahane were seen together last in Hum Aapke Hai Koun as lovely sisters. But Tejas Vijay Deoskar has clarified that in his film; both the talented actresses are not playing sisters but are connected through the narrative.

Renuka Shahane revealed that Tejas Vijay Deoskar used to make documentary films and had approached her for a project nine years ago. Though things didn’t work out between them then, they kept in touch. Then he approached her for this film and she readily agreed to do it. It was only then that she was told that Madhuri Dixit is playing the lead. She was thrilled to know that as she had hoped for the longest time that Madhuri Dixit should do a Marathi film. She also added that this film is a perfect launch for her in Marathi cinema.

Renuka Shahane then went back in time and shared some wonderful memories from Hum Aapke Hai Koun sets. She said that Madhuri Dixit’s mom used to accompany her on the sets and Renuka would chat with her in Marathi. She shared a warm relationship with Madhuri despite she being a big star. Renuka then even went on to say that if one gets a chance to work with Madhuri Dixit, he/she should be offering money to the producer instead of the other way round.

The untitled film is being shot in Mumbai and will proceed to Pune. A foreign schedule is also on the cards, most probably. The filming commenced last week and Renuka Shahane said that both took off from where they had left off. She observed that both she and Madhuri Dixit had a lot of things in common – both are married and both have two boys in the same age group.

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Punjabi-Hindi film on a village of Olympian hockey players

Punjabi-Hindi film on a village of Olympian hockey players

Punjabi-Hindi film on a village of Olympian hockey players

Shaad Ali has much to be concerned about. While he is diligently and unconditionally focusing on his hockey bio-pic on Sandeep Singh, not too far away from where Shaad is shooting in Punjab, another filmmaker Rohit Jugraj is busy putting finishing touches to yet another film based on the game of hockey, this one far bigger in canvas.

Entitled Khido Khundi Jugaraj’s bi-lingual Hindi-Punjabi film will take us to the village in Punjab which has given India as many as 14 Olympian medallists. Jugaraj who has helmed 3 super hit Punjabi films Jatt James Bond, Sardaji and its sequel Sadarji 2 (with Diljit Dosanjh in the title role) says this ambitious film will shed light on a village that has done India proud. “Do you know there is a small village in Punjab … Which has given 14 Olympians to our nation? Many Olympic gold, silver, and bronze medals came from that one village for Indian hockey. Of course the heroes are forgotten now (like all good things). The village is called Sansarpur. The legend is called Khido Khundi. Khido means a ball made of torn clothes. Khundi means a curved stick. That’s how hockey was born. Ours is a story of two brothers who come back to that village and revive a team and win.”

Suddenly hockey seems to be a much-favoured sport in our films, what with Reema Kagti’s Akshay Kumar starrer Gold, Shaad Ali’s Diljit Dosanjh starrer Soorma and now Rohit Jugaraj’s Khido Khundi coming one after another. Says Rohit, “There are many hockey films being made right now in our country, we are the first one to release and the most definitive one, because ours is not about a single person or a single event. Our film is about the fierce bravado, the heroism underlining our national game. The sheer passion that has gone into making Khido Kundi is phenomenal it makes me salute every member of my team and above all every hockey player who has ever played for our country. And believe me there are many. Many of them sadly unsung and forgotten. My film makes an effort to resurrect some of these prides of the nation.”

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Anil Kapoor and Juhi Chawla to play Sonam Kapoor’s parents in Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga

Anil Kapoor and Juhi Chawla to play Sonam Kapoor’s parents in Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga

Anil Kapoor and Juhi Chawla to play Sonam Kapoor’s parents in Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga

Anil Kapoor and daughter Sonam Kapoor are both stylish and talented in their own ways. It is fun to see them talking about each other or together in interviews (that happened rarely though) and a lot of people wished if they’ll ever be cast together. However, they made it clear that they won’t appear together for the heck of it and that they’ll wait for the right script and offer. Finally, that right offer came about, from Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s sister Shelly. The film in question is Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga.

And now another addition has been made to the cast that should increase the hype for this film. If reports are to be believed, Juhi Chawla will play Sonam Kapoor’s mother and Anil Kapoor’s wife in this slice of life film. This will be great news for fans of both since they have done several films like together like Loafer, Deewana Mastana, Andaz, Jhooth Bole Kauwa Kaate etc. They were last seen together almost 11 years ago, in Salaam-E-Ishq. Both Anil Kapoor and Juhi Chawla have been great friends. Hence, one can expect electrifying chemistry between the two. In fact, reports also say that it was not difficult for Juhi Chawla, who does fewer films nowadays, to be convinced for this role since she is very comfortable with Anil Kapoor.

Besides Anil Kapoor, Sonam Kapoor and Juhi Chawla, Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga also features Rajkummar Rao, as per certain reports. Shelly Chopra was earlier supposed to make a film called Marco Bhau which was to serve as Sanjay Dutt’s comeback flick.

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Feminism is a fight for Humanity, says Hrithik Roshan on World Human Rights Day

Feminism is a fight for Humanity, says Hrithik Roshan on World Human Rights Day

Feminism is a fight for Humanity, says Hrithik Roshan on World Human Rights Day

The World Human Rights Day was celebrated on December 10 throughout the world. Our Bollywood fraternity was not left behind and wrote some great messages on this special day on their social media handles. However, the tweet by Hrithik Roshan stood out.

On December 10, Hrithik Roshan celebrated Human Rights Day by giving his support to the feminists online. Through his tweet, he said that feminism shouldn’t be seen as something that’s against any particular gender and that it’s the need of the hour. His complete tweet read, “Feminism is inclusive. It includes men by way of not demanding but commanding equality. It’s about recognition of an individual’s worth regardless of gender, based on merit. In that sense feminism is a fight for Humanity & so not a word to scare from”. Interestingly, Hrithik Roshan was criticized by a section of feminists when his row with Kangana Ranaut erupted earlier this year. The superstar’s alleged actions and the way he allegedly harassed Kangana Ranaut had angered a lot of champions of women rights. At the same time however, many feminists supported him whole-heartedly and even felt that Kangana Ranaut is needlessly playing the victim card.

On the film front, Hrithik Roshan is currently shooting for Super 30, based on the real life story of Anand Kumar. It is directed by Queen director Vikas Bahl and releases on November 23, 2018.

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