Coincidence much! Madhuri Dixit and hubby Sriram Nene’s debut Marathi production 15th August completes shoot on the same date

Coincidence much! Madhuri Dixit and hubby Sriram Nene’s debut Marathi production 15th August completes shoot on the same date

Madhuri Dixit, who made her debut in Marathi cinema this year, also ventured into production along with her hubby Sriram Nene. Titled 15th August, the film went on floor earlier this year and now we hear that the team has wrapped up the shoot. Madhuri, in fact, announced the completion of the film on social media.

On August 15, Madhuri Dixit took to her Twitter handle, to announce the wrap up of her debut production that is also titled 15th August. She posted a video saying, “Proud to announce that my first Marathi production, #15thAugust is complete! Can’t wait for y’all to see it. Coming soon… #15thAugustFilm #RNMMovingpictures.”

Proud to announce that my first Marathi production, #15thAugust is complete! Can’t wait for y’all to see it. ???? Coming soon… #15thAugustFilm #RNMMovingpictures pic.twitter.com/FD7t2sVEnJ
— Madhuri Dixit Nene (@MadhuriDixit) August 15, 2018

We hear that her doctor hubby Sriram Nene has been keenly supervising the film. It stars Mrunmayee Deshpande and Adinath Kotharee in lead roles. It is directed by Swapnaneel Jayakar and it has been extensively shot in Mumbai. The film is written by Yogesh Vinayak Joshi, who has also written the critically acclaimed drama Mumbai Meri Jaan.

On the other hand, Madhuri Dixit made her debut in May this year with Bucket List. She will also be returning to Bollywood with the Karan Johar production Kalank, where she replaced Sridevi. The film is a period multi-starrer also featuring Sanjay Dutt, Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt, Sonakshi Sinha and Aditya Roy Kapur. The film, directed by Abhishek Varma, is slated to release on April 19, 2019.

She will also be seen in Total Dhamaal with her favourite co-star from the 90s Anil Kapoor and the film will also feature Ajay Devgn in the lead role.

Also Read: WATCH: Madhuri Dixit leaves fans mesmerized as she recreates ‘Akhiyan Milau’ hook step on Dance Deewane

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After meeting Rani Mukerji, Minister Daniel Andrews starts a 5 Million Dollar grant for Bollywood

After meeting Rani Mukerji, Minister Daniel Andrews starts a 5 Million Dollar grant for Bollywood

By now. readers would be aware that the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne was a star-studded event with many Bollywood celebrities gracing the same. Rani Mukerji was one amongst them who was presented with the honour of hoisting the Indian National Flag at Melbourne Federation Square last week. She hoisted it alongside the Premier of Victoria, similar to the chief minister, Daniel Andrews.

A source close to the development described about the flag hoisting evening adding, “Being the charmer that Rani is, she charmed the premier too with her speech and also sang for him. The actress broke into a funny version of ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’ and audiences loved it.

“The premier was so taken by Rani’s superstardom also had a conversation with her about Bollywood and the workings of it. Considering that Rani’s life partner, Aditya Chopra, is a man who has made extremely successful films and runs one of India’s biggest production houses, they also spoke about the workings of Bollywood. Rani definitely seemed to have floored the premier who announced that he will be starting a 5 million dollar grant to help Bollywood movies be shot in Australia. The premier announced on his website and social media that he will be putting in the money to boost the economy and bring in investment from the Indian Film Industry,” added the source.

Taking on Twitter, here’s what Daniel Andrews had to say about fostering the growth of Bollywood in Australia:

If re-elected, we’ll set up a special fund to make it easier for blockbuster Bollywood movies and Indian cinema to be filmed here. It’ll bring in more visitors, boost our economy…and help us build our very own Vollywood.
— Daniel Andrews (@DanielAndrewsMP) August 13, 2018

Besides Rani Mukerji, Indian Film Festival of Melbourne also had celebrities like Vicky Kaushal, Richa Chadha, Ali Fazal, filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani, South actress Keerthy Suresh, Malaika Arora Khan who made their presence felt.
Also Read: Rani Mukerji, Rajkumar Hirani, Richa Chadda, Ali Fazal, Vicky Kaushal kick start the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne

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WHOA! Tiger Shroff will feature in yet another music video and this time with Armaan Malik

WHOA! Tiger Shroff will feature in yet another music video and this time with Armaan Malik

From ‘Zindagi Aa Raha Hoon Main’ to ‘Chal Wahan Jaate Hain’ to ‘Befikra’, Tiger Shroff has featured in three music videos by far. Now he is all set for a fourth music video titled ‘Ready To Move’. And reports also have it that this will mark his third collaboration with the music composer Amaal Malik after ‘Zindagi’ and ‘Chal Wahan’. On the other hand, Armaan Malik who crooned for Tiger’s Baaghi romantic number ‘Sab Tera’ will be singing this peppy track.

‘Ready To Move’, we hear, will be an out and out party number with electronic beats. Not surprisingly, we will see Tiger Shroff flaunting his dance moves and this time in Bollywood and hip-hop style. It is a known fact that the actor has been known for his dancing skills since his debut and hence, it will be an integral component of this music video. The lyrics are considered to be youthful yet rebellious and are penned by Kunaal Vermaa.

As for the shoot, it is being said that the makers have already started filming the song in Mumbai. Reportedly, the shoot for the music video was kept hush-hush. Reports have it that the song talks about celebrating life and no matter what happens, it advises to keep up the zest to move forward. Produced by T-Series, the music video is expected to release by the end of this month. The song will feature as a solo number of Tiger Shroff without any leading lady.

On the film front, Tiger Shroff will next be seen in Student Of The Year 2, starring debutants Ananya Panday and Tara Sutaria. The actor will also feature in a YRF film alongside his idol Hrithik Roshan and actress Vaani Kapoor. He also has the Siddharth Anand directorial Rambo remake series and Baaghi 3 in the pipeline.
Also Read: Watch: Tiger Shroff joins the 6 Pack Band 2.0 in their campaign for mental disability awareness

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Priyanka Chopra: What exactly is she up to?

Priyanka Chopra: What exactly is she up to?

Is Priyanka Chopra getting engaged on Saturday? No one from her film fraternity in Mumbai seems to have been invited. A colleague and close from the actress says she has no idea of the big event. “I am only reading about it. I haven’t been invited. I don’t think anybody has. I heard Nick Jonas has landed in Mumbai with his family.”

But Ms. Chopra is tight-lipped. After being seen with Mr. Jonas everywhere from America to India to Brazil, Priyanka Chopra says her relationship – status is her own business. Fair enough. But her career, fortunately or unfortunately, is everyone’s business, especially those who invest in her films. Salman Khan, for example is a producer on Bharat, and he has every right to be pissed off with Priyanka after she slipped out of her commitment using the excuse of a marriage.

Of course, there is no marriage at the moment. Then, why would she do this to Salman Khan, or any other producer-actor desirous of working with her? Strangely, Priyanka and Salman were in Delhi together last week, giving different versions of the same story about her controversial exit from Bharat. Salman poured sheathed spleen on Priyanka’s unprofessional behaviour.

But, Priyanka Chopra remained undaunted. She announced to the Delhi press that she would only do leading lady roles, nothing less. So, was she implying that she opted out of Bharat because it was not a lead role? Priyanka also said she will only do lead roles in Hollywood. However, her most recent Hollywood release, A Kid Like Jake featured her in a strictly supporting role while the lead and second-lead were played by Claire Danes and Octavia Spencer. Priyanka was actually the third-lead in this film.

So, is Priyanka confused about her career? Is she going through a churning where her professional and personal interests on one hand and her cultural otherness as compared with Hollywood biggies on the other hand? Are her priorities on a collision course?

Priyanka needs to sort out her professional priorities. With her career-defining television series Quantico in America closing down there is little to hold her in Hollywood. In that case, is it advisable for her to burn her bridges in Bollywood?
Also Read: Priyanka Chopra gives us a glimpse of her massive engagement ring from Nick Jonas

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How Jacqueline Fernandez lost Bharat to Katrina Kaif…

How Jacqueline Fernandez lost Bharat to Katrina Kaif…

The rivalry between Katrina Kaif and Jacqueline Fernandez has never been a secret. And now it has come to light that Ms. Fernandez coveted the role that finally went to Katrina in Bharat.

Spilling the beans with a chuckle, a close friend says, “The minute Jacqueline heard about Priyanka Chopra’s ouster from Bharat, she got into action. Jacqueline sent Salman and the director Ali Abbas Zafar feelers through mutual friends. When that didn’t work, she directly approached Salman with her very generous offer to step into the void.”

Then what happened?

“Nothing,” says the source. “I think Salman Khan ignored Jacqueline’s request. It was too soon after the unexpected debacle of Race 3. I think he needed a break from that pairing. And besides, Salman’s first choice for Bharat was Katrina Kaif. It was only on Priyanka’s insistence that he changed his plans. Now when Priyanka was out, why would he go to anyone else?”

One wonders if Katrina knows of Jacqueline’s attempts to muscle into her territory. It would be one more nail in the coffin of their already-troubled relationship.
Also Read: BREAKING: Katrina Kaif CONFIRMED for Salman Khan starrer Bharat

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Bipasha Basu supports a cause for woman empowerment

Bipasha Basu supports a cause for woman empowerment

Not too long ago, we heard that Bipasha Basu Singh Grover is planning to open self-defense training centers as a part of developing confidence amongst women. She was planning to start this in three major metros of India, namely, Mumbai, Delhi and her hometown Kolkata. And now she has taken another step showcasing her support towards campaigns related to women empowerment.

Bipasha Basu recently flew to Bhubaneshwar, Odisha especially for an event related to this. The actor was invited to judge a mother and daughter talent pageant held in the city.  The event began with a fashion show that showcased fifteen pairs of mother and daughter, who were judged on different factors. Bipasha attended the event as she wanted to extend her support towards an initiative aimed at female empowerment.

“The show began with the pairs walking the ramp followed by three different rounds. The first round included the contestants introducing themselves, followed by them speaking about the mother-daughter bond and their chemistry, after which followed the question-and-answer round.  They also hosted a variety of cultural performances as part of the event. And Bipasha only encouraged these contestants and was seen thoroughly enjoying the event,” said a source close to the actress.

When contacted on the same, Bipasha Basu said, “The Maatritava event is one of its kind pageant and excellence award, happening in a grand level for the first time in Bhubaneshwar by none other than renowned entrepreneur and fashion designer Sweta Parekh. The idea behind the pageant and the award is to promote womanhood and to give them a platform of fame and recognition.”

That was a noble gesture we say! On the work front, certain reports claim that Bipasha Basu will return to work on the big screen along with her real life hubby Karan Singh Grover. It is being said that the film is tentatively titled Aadat and is produced by Mika Singh. However, the couple has by far maintained silence on the same.

Also Read: Bipasha Basu is fine and recovering after being admitted for a chest infection

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Whoa! Uma Thurman starrer Quentin Tarintino’s blockbuster Kill Bill to have a Bollywood remake and here are the details

Whoa! Uma Thurman starrer Quentin Tarintino’s blockbuster Kill Bill to have a Bollywood remake and here are the details

One of the biggest blockbuster and cult action film Kill Bill has not only received fame in the American market but worldwide. It was one of the most successful commercial hits of the much appreciated filmmaker Quentin Tarintino and starred Uma Thurman in the lead. The film, which is considered to be one of the biggest female oriented action films, is expected to be remade in Bollywood and that too by actor-producer Nikhil Dwivedi.

Nikhil Dwivedi recently turned producer with Veere Di Wedding which was a chick flick starring Kareena Kapoor Khan, Sonam Kapoor, Swara Bhaskar and Shikha Talsania. The film did garner good response from varied quarters. Now followed by the same, we hear that Nikhil is keen on continuing with production. Recent reports have it that the producer has now purchased the rights of Kill Bill.

However, further details on that front are yet to be revealed. It is also not yet known if the producer will start work on it anytime soon. Since all of these are in the initial stages, the casting too is yet to be locked. An official announcement on the details is awaited as of now.

Speaking of Kill Bill, readers may be aware that the film was released in two volumes in 2003 and 2004 respectively. While it was made together, the length of the film was as long as 4 hours and hence the makers decided to release it in two parts. Kill Bill 1 and Kill Bill 2 tasted immense success and raked in moolah at the box office.

Starring Uma Thurman as a martial arts trained assassin, the film featured her in the role of the Bride who seeks revenge on her lover and leader of their gang Bill played by David Carradine and other assassins after they attack her and their unborn child in a chapel.

Also Read: Nikhil Dwivedi debuts as a producer for Rhea Kapoor and Ekta Kapoor

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EXCLUSIVE: Will Ranbir Kapoor or Shah Rukh Khan replace Salman Khan in Dhoom 4?

EXCLUSIVE: Will Ranbir Kapoor or Shah Rukh Khan replace Salman Khan in Dhoom 4?

Director Vijay Krishna Acharya (Victor) has already started working on the fourth installment of the Dhoom franchise, produced by Aditya Chopra and apparently, the script is being written by Maneesh Sharma. Victor will direct the movie. While Salman Khan was in talks with YRF for over a year to play one of the lead roles and the deal was almost locked in June this year before he left for his Dabangg Reloaded tour, now we have heard that he may no longer be doing the movie. Ranveer Singh is said to play the other male lead in Dhoom 4.

A trade source says, “The Dhoom 4 shoot will commence early next year and will go on for 130 days so Adi is keen to lock cast and crew by this year. Major parts of the film will be shot in Dubai. While a reference poster with Salman had even been made now it seems that it’s not working out with him. This is a recent development in the last few weeks, especially post-Race 3. Apparently, one of the conditions that Salman had laid down with Aditya Chopra was that he would not be in a single scene with Abhishek Bachchan (given Salman’s past history with Abhishek’s wife Aishwarya Rai Bachchan) in Dhoom 4. The writing team was apparently racking its brain on how to come to terms with this creative change because Abhishek (who plays ACP Jai Dixit) forms a crucial part of the cast.”

Buzz is that’s when Shah Rukh Khan and Ranbir Kapoor stepped into the picture to save the day. Adds the source, “Both are huge and much-in-demand stars and will add their own value to the film. While SRK was being considered to step into Salman’s shoes, Sanju happened to Ranbir. The movie’s blockbuster success and the fact that RK is already doing Shamshera with Adi made the makers consider him too. Both he and SRK have never done a Dhoom franchise before like Salman and the two megastars will definitely add their own charm and freshness to the cast if either comes on board. Ranbir is the heartthrob of the Gen Next while Shah Rukh’s eternal lover boy appeal and evergreen charm is timeless.”

The source says, “Shah Rukh has an edge here over Ranbir as he, YRF and Maneesh have an old association. Maneesh has not only directed SRK in Fan (2016) but both have spoken about doing another movie together after Fan (which is not a sequel). The role in Dhoom 4 is not a negative one but will be like what Aamir Khan, John Abraham and Hrithik Roshan had played in the earlier installments – slick, stylish, cool and savvy. Adi will make an announcement once the paperwork is done and his lead actors are finalized. But it will definitely be interesting to see whether Shah Rukh or Ranbir will be a part of Dhoom 4.”

When contacted, Yash Raj Films’ spokesperson says, “There is no truth to this.”
Also Read: SCOOP: Will SALMAN KHAN and KATRINA KAIF come together for DHOOM 4?

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TED Talks: Shah Rukh Khan returns as the host of Season 2 in December

TED Talks: Shah Rukh Khan returns as the host of Season 2 in December

Shah Rukh Khan, who is considered to be one of the best speakers in Bollywood, was invited to the American version of TED Talks. The show, which not only focused on spreading knowledge but also believes in motivating the audience, made its debut in India last year. With Shah Rukh Khan hosting it, now TED Talks India is all set to get it’s season 2. And reports have it that it will go on air in December.

There have been many rumours of TED Talks season 2 since the past few months. While the TRPs of the show were considered to be an issue last year, we hear that the show received good reviews last year from critics. Considering that the show brings forth issues, talks about social issues and also inspires people in the process, the makers are keen to go in for the second season. It is also being said that many celebrities like A R Rahman who couldn’t make it to the last season will be a part of this season.

If reports are to be believed, the makers have already approached Shah Rukh Khan for season 2 and the superstar is also said to have given a nod. However, the reports state that the actor has given the makers time in November. It seems that TED Talks won’t be shot like last time wherein while it was shot in September but went on air in December. This time around it will be shot only a month in advance.

The first season featured seven episodes whereas the second season will have about eight to ten episodes. The first season featured some prominent celebrities from the Bollywood industry like Karan Johar, Ekta Kapoor, Javed Akhtar amongst others.

Although it is being said that the said season will go on air in December, the dates are yet to be locked. Shah Rukh Khan, then, will also be busy with the release of Aanand L. Rai’s film Zero which stars Anushka Sharma, Katrina Kaif amongst others. The film is expected to release in the first week of December.
Also Read: Has Bollywood finally found the replacement for Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan and Aamir Khan?

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After Race 3, Salman Khan takes firm hold of Bharat

After Race 3, Salman Khan takes firm hold of Bharat

He may not admit it in public but friends say Salman Khan is deeply shocked by the box office outcome of his last release, Race 3. The film stopped short at Rs 170- 180 crores. That, for a Salman Khan starrer is a disaster.

Sources say secretly, Salman Khan is in intense brain bashing sessions with the team of his next film Bharat to ensure nothing goes wrong this time. “A lot of the problems stemmed from the shoddy script in Race 3. This time Salman and the team have spent more time on the writing than on any other film. Also, in terms of political resonance,Bharat is Salman Khan’s most important film to date. Director Ali Abbas Zafar is consulting eminent Indian historians for detailed data on post-Partition India,” says a source.

Plus, there are Salman’s varying looks. He moves through different stages in his character’s life signifying different chapters of Indian history. “This is not the timepass world of Race 3. Salman can’t afford to get any details wrong in Bharat. He won’t be spared by academicians, intellectuals and activists if he slips up. In Bharat, he is being extra-cautious,” says the source
Also Read: ‘Bhai’ Ho To Aisa: Salman Khan is a habitual mentor

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