Pages Navigation Menu

Bollywood

Featured Bollywood Movie News | Featured Bollywood News - Bollywood Hungama

Posted by on PP in

Get the latest Bollywood featured movie news by Bollywood Hungama. Get the best of Bollywood news and stories at Bollywood Hungama.

read more

Rohit Shetty shares BTS video of him filming Sidharth Malhotra's action sequence with a 27 kg camera for Indian Police Force

Posted by on PP in

Rohit Shetty is currently working on his next cop drama Indian Police Force, headlined by Sidharth Malhotra. The director who is known for making films like Singham, Simmba, and Sooryavanshi and has rightly earned the name of creating the first cop universe of the Hindi film industry is all set to make his digital debut with the Indian Police Force.

Rohit Shetty shares BTS video of him filming Sidharth Malhotra's action sequence with a 27 kg camera for Indian Police Force

On Monday, Rohit shared a BTS video of him filming an action sequence with Sidharth bashing multiple goons. In the video, Rohit is seen doing a handheld shot with a camera weighing 27 kgs while running behind Sidharth to capture the perfect shot.

"It's weird how glass breaks, body hits & staircase falls are normal for us!... By the way, the camera weighs 27 kgs!," the director captioned the video.

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Rohit Shetty (@itsrohitshetty)

Indian Police Force is helmed by Rohit Shetty and Sushwanth Prakash. The story is penned by Shetty, along with Anusha Nandakumar and Sandeep Saket. Talking more about the series, Rohit said, "Indian Police Force is a very special one for me and I've been working on it for years. I'm delighted to be collaborating with Amazon Prime Video to breathe life into this story which will transcend geographies and linguistic barriers, providing me an opportunity to showcase the same to audiences worldwide."

The show also features Shilpa Shetty, Vivek Oberoi, and Isha Talwar in special roles.

ALSO READ: “I resonate with the brand as a filmmaker” – Rohit Shetty on becoming brand ambassador for LawmanPg3

read more

Cannes 2022: First look of Adil Hussain starrer Footprints In Water and Randeep Hooda starrer Rat on the Highway unveiled at the film festival

Posted by on PP in

UK-based film company, The Production Headquarters Ltd., unveiled the first look of its 115-minute drama, Footprints on Water, at the India Pavilion during the on-going Cannes International Film Festival. Featuring Adil Hussain, Nimisha Sajayan, Lena Kumar and British actor Antonio Akeel, the film is into its final stages of post-production.

Cannes 2022: First look of Adil Hussain starrer Footprints In Water and Randeep Hooda starrer Rat on the Highway unveiled at the film festival

Produced by Mohaan Nadaar, with sound design by Oscar winner Resul Pookutty, Footprints In Water marks the directorial debut of filmmaker Nathalia Syam.

Cannes 2022: First look of Adil Hussain starrer Footprints In Water and Randeep Hooda starrer Rat on the Highway unveiled at the film festival

Geared at bridging the gap between India and UK, The Production Headquarters also announced several international projects at various stages of production as part of their slate. Including three films in post-production,   Footprints In Water by Natalia Syam (English/Malayalam), 36 Guun by Samit Kakkad (Marathi) and Rat On The Highway by Vivek Chauhan (Hindi/English).

Cannes 2022: First look of Adil Hussain starrer Footprints In Water and Randeep Hooda starrer Rat on the Highway unveiled at the film festival

In addition to this Nadaar who was present at the unveiling also announced other titles including  a Hollywood sci-fi film G, written by Swati Singha and Rajeev Jhaveri’s drama Closure starring Griff Furst, Hannah Arterton and Roxanne McKee.

Talking about his varied slate, Mohaan Nadaar, Producer and Managing director, The Production Headquarters ltd said, “TPHQ has always stayed committed to stories that can cross borders. The idea is to bring struggles to the screen in a way that it imitates life. We are extremely proud of Footprints on Water, Rat On the Highway and our new slate. Excited to be able to bring them to audiences world over."

Adding to this, Ketki Pandit, Partner, The Production Headquarters said, "The idea is to go global with stories rooted in India. Apart from these three films, we are already working on a slate for few more films that is already in pre-production stage.”

Also ReadJeremy Renner to star as reporter David Armstrong in an upcoming biopic about US opioid epidemic; project being shopped at Cannes

read more

Abhimanyu Dassani prepared himself for Nikamma by re-watching Govinda films

Posted by on PP in

Touted as the biggest masala entertainer of the year, Abhimanyu Dassani's Nikamma has created a huge buzz amongst the audience for its entertainment quotient. Packaged with action, romance, comedy, and drama, Abhimanyu Dassani encompasses all elements for the ideal massy hero, a space ruled by Govinda in the 80s and 90s.

Abhimanyu Dassani prepared himself for Nikamma by re-watching Govinda films

Preparing for his role, Abhimanyu Dassani re-watched a lot of Govinda films to get into the skin of his character.

Recently the trailer launch of Nikamma, Abhimanyu revealed the inspiration of his preparation for the role including watching Govinda's films to immaculate the mannerisms and style of his character.

Sharing about his preparation process for Nikamma the actor said, "The genre of this film is so different from the other genres that I've done. I definitely needed a lot of workshops with Sabbir sir, to cater to this character. I watched a lot of commercial cinema, I really enjoyed re-watching a lot of Govinda sir's films. He's supremely talented and I enjoyed my afternoons, re-watching his films."

Driven by Abhimanyu Dassani's character Adi, Nikamma reveals the story of a young, jobless, carefree boy who transforms into a responsible and reliable person when it comes to his family.

Co-starring Shirley Sethia and Shilpa Shetty, Nikamma is directed by Sabbir Khan and is slated to release on 3rd June 2022.

Having made his debut with the internationally acclaimed Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota, Abhimanyu is known to deliver unconventional performances through his interesting choice of characters. Last year with his digital debut Meenakshi Sundareshwar, the young actor impressed the audience with his lovable and simple performance, winning hearts as well as awards across quarters.

With an interesting lineup including the family comedy entertainer Aankh Micholi, Abhimanyu Dassani is carving his path to stardom with one project at a time.

ALSO READ: Will Abhimanyu Dassani and Meezan Jafri replace Aayush Sharma and Zaheer Iqbal in Salman Khan starrer Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali?

read more

Romance is blooming between Kim Go Eun and GOT7’s Jinyoung in Yumi’s Cells 2, watch teaser

Posted by on PP in

South Korean network TVING released a new trailer for the upcoming second season of hit romantic-comedy drama Yumi’s Cells, starring Kim Go Eun and GOT7’s Jinyoung.

Romance is blooming between Kim Go Eun and GOT7’s Jinyoung in Yumi’s Cells 2, watch teaser

The teaser begins with Yoo Babi (Jinyoung) asking flustered Yumi (Kim Go Eun), “Have you waited long?” In the next scene, Yumi accidentally trips down a flight of stairs and is caught by Yoo Babi. “Are you alright?” he asks and her cells start to celebrate, beating a drum indicating Yumi’s heart-fluttering feelings towards her co-worker. “He’s so attractive,” her cells exclaim.

Yoo Babi begins to make straightforward advances at Yumi as asks, “Can we start now?” Puzzled Yumi questions, “Start what?” to which Yoo Babi replies, “A date.” The cells react wildly, exclaiming that her heart is under attack as Yumi stares at Ba-bi in shock and chaos ensues as a rock comes flying towards the kingdom’s gates, analogous to the way Yoo Babi flirts in an open and honest manner. The text reads, as translated by Soompi, “More powerful heart-fluttering will come,” as the teaser ends with Yoo Babi’s love cell making a charming entrance.

Based on the popular web comic of the same name, Yumi’s Cells tells the story of an office worker Yumi from her brain cells’ point of view. Its first season, which aired last year, detailed her brain cells’ attempts to revive her love cells, which had fallen into a coma after a failed relationship through her connection with game developer Go Woong (Ahn Bo Hyun). Kim Go Eun plays the titular role of Yumi, an ordinary woman who struggles with expressing her feelings. The forthcoming season focuses on Yumi’s blossoming relationship with her co-worker, Yoo Ba Bi (Jinyoung).

Yumi’s Cells 2 is slated to premiere on June 10. Watch the teaser trailer below.

Also Read: Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker get married in lavish ceremony in Italy, see photos of their stunning wedding looks

read more

Cannes 2022: Hina Khan glistens in gold in strapless bodycon golden gown worth Rs. 1.6 Lakh at the French Riveria

Posted by on PP in

Hina Khan is channelling her inner diva through some fantastic ensembles at the 75th edition of the Cannes Film Festival. The actress is having a good run.  On Saturday, she walked the red carpet for the second time, looking stunning in a dramatic purple Sophie Couture gown. Needless to say, she is crushing it in a golden gown with her sultry looks.

Hina Khan hasn't finished yet! The streets of Cannes have been taken over by her. She shared stunning images of herself in a golden gown on Instagram on Sunday. In a sparkling strapless gold gown, the actress looked magnificent. Hina's gown has a structured strapless bodice that is pleated. It also has a high leg slit and a dramatic side sweeping sash. Hina's gown seems to be much sexier thanks to the heavy high satin. Her gown is from the shelves of Fovari and is worth Rs.1.62 lakh.

Hina accessorised her outfit with simple pieces such as statement pearl earrings, rings, and golden heels. With golden shimmering eye-shadow and dark red lipstick, her make-up is immaculate. Her hair is styled in a loose bun with curled flicks to complete her look. Her golden gown complements her skin tone well, and her poses are stunning. "Some yellow love," she captioned the photo.

For Cannes 2022, she will be unveiling the poster of her upcoming Indo-English film, Country of Blind.

On the work front, Hina Khan is all set to portray the role of a strong police officer Radhika Shroff in Adeeb Rais’ new series 'Seven One'.

SUMMARY OF LOOK DETAILS:

ACTOR: Hina Khan

OUTFIT: Fovari

STYLIST: Sayali Vidya

HEELS: Saint G

MAKE-UP: Liz Bomben

HAIR: Gemma Pring

JEWELLERY: Mozzati

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by HK (@realhinakhan)

Also Read: Cannes 2022 - Nargis Fakhri is a vision to behold as she walks the red carpet in an embellished pink gown

read more

Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker get married in lavish ceremony in Italy, see photos of their stunning wedding looks

Posted by on PP in

Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker tied the knot in a grand wedding in Portofino, Italy on Sunday. The reality TV star and musician exchanged vows in front of their family and friends in Portofino, Italy, on Sunday. Kourtney's three children – Mason, Penelope, and Reign – and Barker's children – Landon, Alabama, and Atiana De La Hoya – were by their side. The television reality star took to Instagram and shared stunning snippets from their dreamy celebrations.

The wedding took place just a week after the couple married lawfully in a courthouse in Santa Barbara, California. Kourtney looked stunning as the bride in a one-of-a-kind Dolce & Gabbana Alta Moda lace and satin corset mini dress inspired by 1960s Italian lingerie for the sumptuous Italian wedding. A mini white dress with scalloped hem and large veil, with sheer gloves and white heels completed her look. Her body-con white short dress had delicate floral lace accents and a body-con silhouette. The plunging neckline and strappy sleeves added to the oomph factor of her bridal attire.

The veil was the true focal point of her wedding ensemble. It was covered in floral lace appliqués and featured a large depiction of the Virgin Mary. On the veil, the phrases "family loyalty respect" were also hand-embroidered. Travis, on the other hand, looked great in a classic black double breasted suit with peak lapels and matching pants, all from the Italian label.

The couple sealed it with a kiss at the castle in Portofino. “Happily ever after,” she wrote as she posted another set of photos.

The Kardashian-Jenner clan, including Kim Kardashian, Kris Jenner and Kendall Jenner, also attended the wedding celebrations in Italy. Machine Gun Kelly and Megan Fox also attended the wedding.

SUMMARY OF LOOK DETAILS:

TALENT: Kourtney Kardashian

OUTFIT: Dolce & Gabbana

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Kourtney ?? (@kourtneykardash)

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Kourtney ?? (@kourtneykardash)

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Kourtney ?? (@kourtneykardash)

Also Read: Adriana Lima flaunts her baby bump in black cut-out gown on Red Carpet Of ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Premiere

read more

Ranveer Singh shares a laugh with Deepika Padukone and Rebecca Hall in candid pictures at Cannes 2022 

Posted by on PP in

Ranveer Singh was photographed at the airport on Friday morning, heading to Cannes. The actor, who was last in Jayeshbhai Jordaar, headed to the French Riviera to be with his wife, actor Deepika Padukone, who is serving as a jury member. The actor didn't update much on social media but now photos of him, Deepika Padukone, and actress Rebecca Hall are going viral on social media.

Ranveer Singh shares a laugh with Deepika Padukone and Rebecca Hall in candid pictures at Cannes 2022 

In the first picture, Ranveer, Deepika, and Rebecca are posing for the camera while in the second photo, they are seen sharing a laugh.

Ranveer Singh shares a laugh with Deepika Padukone and Rebecca Hall in candid pictures at Cannes 2022 

A few days ago, Ranveer Singh dropped a comment on Deepika's Louis Vuitton red outfit look which read, "Ok! That's it! I'm taking a flight." He was seen at the Mumbai airport in a white hoodie which he teamed up with smooth velvet track pants, sunglasses, a golden Gucci hat, Gucci sports shoes, and a red duffle bag. His crimson bag, which is worth Rs. 2.1 lakh, is from the Gucci X Adidas collection.

On the work front, Ranveer Singh will next star in Rohit Shetty's Cirkus, Karan Johar's Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani, and Shankar's Anniyan remake.

ALSO READ: Do the back-to-back debacles of 83 and Jayeshbhai Jordaar affect the box office standing of Ranveer Singh? Trade experts share their views

read more

Anupamaa: Fans go gaga over this reel of Rupali Ganguly and Gaurav Khanna on ‘Morni Banke’

Posted by on PP in

Followers of the TV serial Anupamaa would be aware that the soap’s leads Anupama (Rupali Ganguly) and Anuj (Gaurav Khanna) tied the knot in the show with blessings from both the families. While Leela Baa was initially against the wedding, she too joined the celebrations and blessed them. The couple even shared a dance post their wedding and now, off screen, the actors of the show decided to add some more fun to the wedding celebrations by shaking a leg with each other in this video.

Anupamaa: Fans go gaga over this reel of Rupali Ganguly and Gaurav Khanna on ‘Morni Banke’

In a recent post shared by Rupali ‘Anupamaa’ Ganguly on her Instagram, the actress is dancing in her bridal avatar along with Jaswir Kaur aka Devika and onscreen sister-in-law Dolly aka Ekta Saraiya Mehta. Later, joining them to shake a leg is the TV serial's lead Anuj Kapadia aka Gaurav Khanna. The fun dance video set against the backdrop of the much talked about wedding has been leaving fans thrilled. Fans of the show are more than happy to see them add some more tadka to the celebrations.

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Rups (@rupaliganguly)


Last week’s episode of Anupamaa revolved around the wedding functions of Anupama and Anuj as the entire family participated in the fun and frolic. But Anupama’s ex-husband Vanraj and his mother Leela Shah were vehemently against the marriage. However, during the wedding, before doing the aarti of the ‘dulha, Leela has a change of heart and joins the rest of the family in celebrating the wedding. Soon, Vanraj also lets bygones be bygones and joins everyone in the function.

Now that all has ended well for Kapadias and Shahs, Anupama and Anuj are all set to begin their new journey. It is yet to be seen what this new life has in store for them!

Also ReadAnupamaa: Anupama and Anuj aka Maan’s wedding goes viral on social media

read more

Karan Johar touts Kiara Advani as the lucky mascot for Dharma Productions

Posted by on PP in

At the trailer launch of Jugjugg Jeeyo in Mumbai on Sunday, filmmaker Karan Johar admitted that Kiara Advani is Dharma Productions' lucky mascot.

Karan Johar touts Kiara Advani as the lucky mascot for Dharma Productions

Having worked with Kiara Advani from Lust Stories, Good Newzz, Guilty, Shershaah to now Jugjugg Jeeyo, Karan Johar has tasted success via every association with the young and talented actress.

Acknowledging the splendid association with Kiara Advani, Karan Johar regarded the actress as the lucky mascot for their production house saying, "My journey with her began with lust, and then she became an absolute must. Everything we have done with her has been immensely successful. She is definitely the lucky mascot that the Dharma Productions has. She's given us Good Newzz even though she's been Guilty and many a time, she's a blessing, just like Jugjugg Jeeyo. Every time she's been on screen, she has been spelling pure magic for us at Dharma Productions."

One of the biggest successful films of last year, Kiara Advani's Shershaah presented to the audience - Dimple, who ruled the hearts of the audience with her simple and appealing performance.

Currently riding high on the success of her latest release Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2, Kiara Advani's horror-comedy has ended the dry spell of the Hindi Film industry at the box office, emerging as the second-highest opening in the pandemic.

Creating an uproar with the trailer of Jugjugg Jeeyo, Kiara Advani has got the excitement stirring in the audience to witness yet another interesting project. Packed with emotions, the family drama Jugjugg Jeeyo is a total entertainer.

Post Jugjugg Jeeyo, Kiara Advani will yet again be seen in Dharma Productions' Govinda Naam Mera, followed by a string of unannounced projects.

ALSO READ: Jugjugg Jeeyo Trailer Launch: Karan Johar opens up on the Bollywood Vs South debate; says, “Best crossover that has happened was when South cinema did well in the North”

read more

GOT7 spread joy and love through 'NANANA' music video in triumphant comeback

Posted by on PP in

The highly-anticipated comeback of K-pop group GOT7 is here and it is everything and more one hoped for! Following their departure from their previous company JYP Entertainment, GOT7 had released a single 'Encore'. Following that, they all worked on their solo music releases and drama ventures focusing on solo careers. Now, over a year later, they have come back with a vibrant album conveying the message of love to their fans.

GOT7 spread joy and love through 'NANANA' music video in triumphant comeback

The self-titled album is in a way rebirth of the group. Accompanied by a vibrant music video 'NANANA', the song is written and produced by group's leader JAY B. The bright and energetic track celebrates their return to their fans (IGOT7) as they croon, "By your side, na-na-na / Someone who wants to make you laugh, na-na-na /It feels good, na-na-na / I wonder about everything." The pastel tones of the video along with visual effects and feel-good relaxed vibe makes it a summery affair.

“This one is also for the fans,” JAY B said at the global press conference on Monday. “(We want to be) the people that make them happy and be healing for them. The GOT7 album really represents our appreciation for fans. It’s no different from being called IGOT7 (fandom name.)” Regarding the music video, Youngjae said, "Going along with our album theme of construction, we are inviting fans to our new home and want them to have fun in there."

Talking about the song, Jackson said, “It’s so GOT7. It reminded me of ‘Thursday’ and ‘Page’ where we have so much fun onstage.”

"We wanted to come back as #GOT7 after JYP days, and thought that rebranding is needed," JAY B said at the press conference talking about the process of making the self-titled album. "During this process, I think my self-esteem and confidence went up and drove me to properly rebrand and put out a great quality of work that we are proud of."

Adding to that, Jinyoung said, "It really is the most GOT7-like album. With the looks, and the music, the group shined the most on stage when JAY B produced. So this album represents that." Mark Tuan, who now lives in the US and had to work according to Korean timezone for the album, said, "We were prepping for this comeback since last year. We had this feeling of coming back. So, I am happy that it has finally happened."

Talking about what the last seven years meant to them, BamBam said, "[The] last 7 years were very meaningful. Because of those days, we are here now. We want to continue to put out a great album as #GOT7. [We] can't tell you when it is, but it will happen in the future."

"There definitely was more synergy when we are together as 7 of us, compare to doing solos," Yugyeom added.

“We wanted to come back as GOT7 after JYP days and thought that rebranding is needed,” explained JAY B about what it meant to work on this comeback. “During this process, I think my self-esteem and confidence went up and drove me to properly rebrand and put out a great quality of work that we are proud of.”

He also worked on getting the trademark of GOT7 and subunits. He said, “I could have done this process through a third party, but I just wanted to do it myself, talking and getting a signature from each of the members.”

GOT7 album also contains songs including 'Truth', 'Drive To The Moon', 'Two', 'Don't Care About Me' and 'Don't Leave Me Alone'. The album was released on Monday, May 23, 2022, following two days of fan concerts in Seoul.

ALSO READ: GOT7 to hold fan-concert at SK Olympic Handball Gymnasium in Seoul ahead of long-awaited full-group comeback

read more

Cannes 2022: Bade Achhe Lagte Hain fame Reena Agarwal aka Vedika starrer film goes to the French Riviera film festival

Posted by on PP in

Bade Achhe Lagte Hain 2 actress Reena Agarwal has been having a great year. Her film Alpha Beta Gamma has been chosen to be screened at Cannes. However, the television actress was not able to attend the festival owing to prior daily soap commitments.

Cannes 2022: Bade Achhe Lagte Hain fame Reena Agarwal aka Vedika starrer film goes to the French Riviera film festival

However, a source close to the actress had a completely different story to tell. According to them, the actress was not informed about her film going to Cannes at all. The source said, "The actress came to know about the team jetting off to the festival at the very last minute. Although she wished to be there and would have even managed to go if she was informed earlier about the same."

On the other hand, Reena Agarwal was extremely excited about the film. She said, “It is very important.. art isn’t always easy and nice.. it can be tricky at times and an artist goes through a lot of challenges to reach the finishing point. Sometimes you require a lot of support from other people and the right atmosphere to make something. When your work is seen and appreciated you feel you doing the right thing and it makes you feel that you’re accepted as a part of the community. You feel included and that’s the ultimate celebration!”

Adding how she came on board for the film, Reena conveyed, “Shankar, the director of the film had already finalised most of the cast and crew of the film. It was only the female lead that was left to be locked. When Shankar reached out and narrated the story to me I instantly felt that this film was written for me as some parts of the film resembled with my own real life. The story is about a woman who is separated from her husband and finally decides to move on with her new partner. And it was actually my husband who shared my number with Shankar. Story and script was so relatable and I knew I will do this role with all my heart.”

Alpha Beta Gamma is a 2021 rom-com directed by debutant Shankar Srikumar, starring Nishan Nanaiah, Amit Kumar Vashisth, and Reena Aggarwal. Written by Menka Sharma and Shankar, the film revolves around three lead characters, who get stuck in a flat due to the COVID-induced lockdown.

Also ReadOn the first day of Bade Ache Lagte Hain 2, Rahul Vaidya sings for his wife Disha Parmar

read more

Sara Ali Khan looks uber cool in neon outfits on the streets of the United Kingdom

Posted by on PP in

Sara Ali Khan who is always glowing and cheering never misses a chance to live life to her fullest no matter where she goes. Be it the misty valleys of Kedarnath, or the streets of the United Kingdom, the actress has got all the charm to explore the beauty at its best.

Sara Ali Khan looks uber cool in neon outfits on the streets of the United Kingdom

Today, the actress took to her social media and shared some uber-cool pictures while she was seen exploring different sites on the streets of the United Kingdom. Sara donned some really attractive neon outfits paired with some really attractive shoes and shades. She wrote the caption -

"Enough of the monochromatic ♠️
It’s time for some Sara, Neon and Dramatic
#alwaysextra"

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Sara Ali Khan (@saraalikhan95)


Sara Ali Khan garnered immense love from the audience and the critics for her amazing performance in Átrangi Re where she was seen sharing screen space with Dhanush and Akshay Kumar.

On the work front, the actress has recently finished shooting for an untitled project next to Vicky Kaushal while she was also spotted shooting for Gaslight with Vikrant Massey.

ALSO READ: Sara Ali Khan looks summer ready in YSL’s cute halter dress in her latest monochromatic photoshoot

read more

Shahid Kapoor reveals the 'Jabba Jabba' voice in Chup Chup Ke not his own

Posted by on PP in

Shahid Kapoor was most recently seen in Jersey, a Hindi remake of Nani's film with the same name. The film stars him opposite Mrunal Thakur. After a month, the film arrived on Netflix on May 20. For the same, both the stars did a fun segment with the streaming giant and answered some fan questions.

Shahid Kapoor reveals the 'Jabba Jabba' voice in Chup Chup Ke not his own

Someone mentioned 'Can't believe this is the same guy who used to do 'Jabba Jabba' once'. For unversed, the actor played the role of a mute in Chup Chup Ke. To which, Shahid Kapoor said, "In case you didn't know, that 'Jabba Jabba' voice was not me. I also reacted the same way as the audience did because when I saw the film and at that time, I was a newcomer, so, you don't get a lot of importance. He did it without telling me. Priyadarshan had directed the film and he used to do dubbing and all in Chennai. He took someone from there and made them do 'Dabba Dabba'. So, when I was looking at the film and I was like 'Who's voice is that?' Everyone was like 'Oh, he's so funny!' But yeah 'it's not me!'"

Chup Chup Ke starred Shahid Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor Khan along with Neha Dhupia, Sunil Shetty, Paresh Rawal, Rajpal Yadav, Shakti Kapoor, Om Puri, and Anupam Kher. The film was released in 2006.

On the work front, Shahid Kapoor will next star in the Amazon Prime Video series, Farzi. The project, helmed by Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK, also stars Vijay Sethupathi and Raashii Khanna.

ALSO READ: What went wrong with Shahid Kapoor starrer Jersey? Trade experts share their views on possible lifetime box office collections

read more

Bade Achhe Lagte Hain 2: Will the secret of his father’s death destroy the love between Ram and Priya?

Posted by on PP in

In the recently released promo of Bade Achhe Lagte Hain 2, we can see a distraught Priya confronting her mother about the night of Ram’s father’s death. Priya is worried that the secrets hidden behind the death of her father-in-law may destroy her relationship with Ram. She already knows that her father is responsible for Ram Kapoor’s father’s demise. But what further secrets will she unveil when she digs deeper?

Bade Achhe Lagte Hain 2: Will the secret of his father’s death destroy the love between Ram and Priya?

The precap features Priya confronting her mother Mrs. Sood regarding her brother-in-law Varun. She states that when Mr. Sood (her father) brought in Varun that night to get her sister Sara married to him, they never did a background check. He had then told them that he was a mere accountant. But she feels whatever has happened is not just a mere thing. She says that she doesn’t trust her father but she trusts her mother. So, she asks her mother when Sir aka her father told them that Varun works for him, did he mean that he does the same kind of illegal, corrupt work that her father used to do? She asks her mother if she ever got a hint if her brother-in-law Varun is the same as her father? Was there anything that hinted that Varun and Sir were involved with Shashi? She goes on to rant that she knows that Shashi was involved in Senior Kapoor’s death and if her family members involvement is true, she firmly states to her mother that she will have to tell it to Ram.

Her mother immediately turns around and asks her daughter to trust her. She promises that she would never lie about something like that and that she thinks that even though Varun did work with Mr. Sood, he was never like Mr. Sood. She asks her not to doubt someone so good, not to doubt someone who married her sister who was pregnant out of wedlock. She asks her to trust a man who accepted someone else’s child as his own. How could you think even for a few seconds that a person like him could kill someone?


She assures her mother that she is not saying that Varun is a bad person but she wants to know if he is involved in this any way. Because if he is, she is worried that this would be the end for her and for Sara! She goes on to add that she loves Ram very much and cannot afford to stay away from him or lose what they have. The precap ends with Priya hugging her mother and crying inconsolably.

Also ReadEXCLUSIVE: “Bade Acche Lagte Hain shows a softer side that men possess but isn’t spoken about often” – Abhinav Kapoor

read more

EXCLUSIVE: Director Farhad Samji's picture from the sets of Salman Khan starrer Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali leaked!

Posted by on PP in

The upcoming Salman Khan starrer action-comedy is yet to have an official announcement but the title tattle has already surrounded the film. With so many speculations and rumors encircling Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali, the netizens have been under several false and true notions about the development of the film. The several presumptions around the ensemble of star cast have most certainly excited the cinephiles.

EXCLUSIVE: Director Farhad Samji's picture from the sets of Salman Khan starrer Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali leaked!

Out of several rumors about the film, some of them are true while most of them don't add value to the verismo of the film and the star crew. The latest one puts Farhad Samji in the spotlight, saying the film's director and the makers were not on the same page. This particular rumor is hearsay and doesn't hold much weight since the beginning. Certain media houses were recounting creative differences as one of the reasons, and claiming that Salman Khan will ghost-direct the film. However, a leaked image from the film puts a stop to the blazing fire of detested rumors.

In the picture, Samji can be seen present on the film's set, Directing, overlooking, and managing the process. The shoot for the film reportedly started recently. According to the sources, the makers will soon announce the star cast of the film along with the name of the film.

Starring Salman Khan in the lead, Farhad Samji’s untitled next is said to have popular names in the star cast. Along with that, the film is one of the highly anticipated movie today.

ALSO READ: SCOOP: Aayush Sharma walks out of Salman Khan’s Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali; cites creative differences

read more

Shamshera stars Ranbir Kapoor and Sanjay Dutt reunite in new video; fans get excited to see them on screen together

Posted by on PP in

Ranbir Kapoor and Sanjay Dutt will be starring in Yash Raj Films' Shamshera which is releasing in July 2022. Though this marks their first time to be seen on the big screen together, Kapoor was previously seen in Dutt's biopic. On Monday morning, the two actors were seen together.

Shamshera stars Ranbir Kapoor and Sanjay Dutt reunite in new video; fans get excited to see them on screen together

As per reports, both Kapoor and Dutt were seen in conversation outside their vanity vans. The veteran star was in a loose black shirt and brown cargo pants whereas Ranbir Kapoor was sporting blue denims and a tan brown sweatshirt.

Shamshera is a high-octane entertainer that is set in the heartland of India. It has the big promise of a never seen before Ranbir! The film also stars Sanjay as Ranbir’s arch-enemy and this is definitely a huge casting coup. Sanjay will play the ruthless, merciless villain and his showdown with Ranbir will be something to watch out for as they will ferociously go against each other! Vaani also stars in the film.

ALSO READ: EXCLUSIVE: "Animal has heroism, songs, real dialogue-baazi and father-son emotion" - producer Bhushan Kumar on Ranbir Kapoor-Sandeep Reddy Vanga's next

read more

Abhishek Bachchan mourns the demise of suit stylist Akbar Shahpurwala: “He personally cut and stitched my first ever suit as a baby”

Posted by on PP in

Abhishek Bachchan returned home from Cannes to the sad news of his friend's demise. He lost his friend and famous suit stylist Akbar Shahpurwala.

Abhishek Bachchan mourns the demise of suit stylist Akbar Shahpurwala: “He personally cut and stitched my first ever suit as a baby”

Abhishek Bachchan took to his Instagram to pen a note remembering his friend. "Returned home to very sad news. Akbar Shahpurwala a bonafide legend of the film world passed away. I knew him as Akki uncle. He made my father’s costumes and most of his suits from as far back as I can remember and many of my films too. He personally cut and stitched my first ever suit as a baby (I still have it) to the tux I wore to Refugee’s premiere. If your costumes and suits were made by Kachins and then Gabana then you had arrived as a star. That was his influence and standing. If he personally cut your suit, then he truly loved you (sic)."

Abhishek Bachchan recently attended the Cannes Film Festival. He was accompanying his actress wife Aishwarya Rai Bachchan who walked the red carpet. The couple along with their daughter Aaradhya returned to Mumbai recently.

Recalling a few more memories with the stylist, he wrote, "He always said to me that ‘cutting a suit is not just tailoring, it’s an emotion. When you wear my suits, each stitch is made with love and filled with my blessings.’ To me he was the best suitmaker in the world! I will wear one of your enumerable suits that you made for me tonight, Akki uncle, and feel blessed! Rest in peace (sic)."

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Abhishek Bachchan (@bachchan)


Meanwhile, on the work front, Abhishek Bachchan was last seen in the film Dasvi which released on Netflix. He will next be seen in the Hindi remake of the Tamil film Oththa Seruppu Size 7.

ALSO READ: Abhishek Bachchan reacts to former Haryana Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala passing class 10 and 12 at the age of 87

read more

EXCLUSIVE: "Animal has heroism, songs, real dialogue-baazi and father-son emotion" - producer Bhushan Kumar on Ranbir Kapoor-Sandeep Reddy Vanga's next

Posted by on PP in

Animal is a Pan-India project to be released in all south Indian languages and Hindi. Ranbir Kapoor and Sandeep Reddy Vanga will come together for the first time with Rashmika Mandanna, Anil Kapoor, and Bobby Deol in prominent roles. Bhushan Kumar, Murad Khetani, and Pranav Reddy Vanga together will be producing the film prestigiously on T-Series, Cine1Studios, and Bhadrakali Pictures. Speaking about the movie, Bhushan Kumar recently said that the film will have everything one hopes for.

EXCLUSIVE: "Animal has heroism, songs, real dialogue-baazi and father-son emotion" - producer Bhushan Kumar on Ranbir Kapoor-Sandeep Reddy Vanga's next

"Sandeep Reddy Vanga is a completely focused director. We have actors like Ranbir Kapoor, Anil Kapoor, and Rashmika Mandanna in the film. We have a full set-up and Murad Khetani and I are fully confident," says T-Series head honcho Bhushan Kumar in an exclusive interview with Bollywood Hungama.

Adding further, he says, "Animal has heroism, songs, real dialogue-baazi, and father-son emotion. Just like you saw how KGF: Chapter 2 had mother's emotion, and action, this one will have action, songs, a big-looking film, everything is there with a great star cast. So, there isn't pressure with the movie but more confidence that film can become a huge one."

Animal will release during Independence Day weekend on August 11, 2023.

ALSO READ: EXCLUSIVE: Bhushan Kumar reveals the journey behind releasing Atrangi Re on OTT

read more

Varun Dhawan reveals why Jugjugg Jeeyo is a special film for him

Posted by on PP in

Just a day ago, Jugjugg Jeeyo trailer was launched with much fanfare along with the entire cast, Varun Dhawan, Kiara Advani, Anil Kapoor, Neetu Kapoor and Maniesh Paul as well as the rest of the team. Producer Karan Johar was hosting the launch. During an interaction with the media, Varun was asked about how does it feel about being a ‘dulha’ on screen and the actor revealed that this will be a special film and he has an emotional reason behind it.

Varun Dhawan reveals why Jugjugg Jeeyo is a special film for him

Speaking about his special bond with Jugjugg Jeeyo, Varun Dhawan said, “This film will always be very special to me for one reason because it is the last film where my friend, my brother, my everything, Manoj was there with me. That’s why Jugjugg Jeeyo will always be special in my life. That was the time when we had shot internationally for this film. Throughout this film, I think his blessings are there and that’s why it’s literally the most special film.”

Earlier this year, Varun Dhawan had lost his driver Manoj who has been an integral part of the actor’s childhood. The actor had taken to social media to speak about his sad demise and later, even shared another post as a tribute for him. Varun has always maintained that he was very attached to Manoj Bhai who has been with him for about 26 years of his life. He had driven Varun to Mehboob Studios in Bandra and had complained of chest pain. He was rushed to be admitted to Lilavati Hospital in Bandra but he was pronounced dead.

Jugjugg Jeeyo featuring Varun Dhawan, Kiara Advani, Anil Kapoor, Neetu Kapoor amongst others, is directed by Raj Mehta. The film is slated to release on June 24, 2022.

Also ReadJugJugg Jeeyo: Singer accuses makers of copyright violation, T-Series says ‘acquired rights of ‘Nach Punjaban’ song in 2002’

read more

LEAKED PICS: Kareena Kapoor Khan and Vijay Varma shoot for Devotion of Suspect X in Darjeeling

Posted by on PP in

Vijay Varma is the actor to watch out for this year as he is shooting back-to-back for various exciting projects in various cities. Currently, he is enjoying his shoot time in Darjeeling with Kareena Kapoor Khan for their upcoming project, Devotion of Suspect X by Sujoy Ghosh.

LEAKED PICS: Kareena Kapoor Khan and Vijay Varma shoot for Devotion of Suspect X in Darjeeling

Recently, a few pictures of the two talented stars shooting in the hill station was leaked where Kareena and Vijay could be seen sitting on their sets side by side. Kareena had also posted a reel of them enjoying french fries with chaat masala there.

he Original among all Originals – The Storyteller     Jio Studios, Purpose Entertainment & Quest Films announce The Storyteller by Ananth Narayan Mahadevan, the retelling of Satyajit Ray’s short story Golpo Bolo Tarini Khuro        Mumbai: 23rd May 2022      As curtains recently dropped on iconic storyteller & filmmaker Satyajit Ray’s centennial celebrations, Jio Studios in association with Purpose Entertainment and Quest Films has announced the launch of Hindi motion picture The Storyteller on the legend’s short story hailed as the Original among all Originals - Golpo Bolo Tarini Khuro. The Storyteller helmed by National Award-winning director, Ananth Narayan Mahadevan is a captive narrative based on Ray’s story about originality. Headlined by a stellar cast including Paresh Rawal, Adil Hussain, Revathi and Tannishtha Chatterjee, the original Bengali short story Golpo Boliye Tarini Khuro is one among the series of stories written by Ray based on the enigmatic character Tarini Khuro, that he created.       With commemorations marking the cinematic legend’s centenary year, including a tribute at the 75th Cannes Film Festival, the makers of The Storyteller released a first look on the rare and historic story that was personal to the Master. In this story about originality vs plagiarism, Ray was raising a larger question: “What is more important – the story or the storyteller?”      Sharing his thoughts on the renowned auteur and the film adaptation of the short story, director Ananth Narayan Mahadevan said, “As part of the celebrations around the life and work of the legend, we are very happy and honoured to share our own humble homage to the master storyteller. The Storyteller, a timeless fable, explores the mindset of people who exploit and are exploited. Ray’s subtle treatment of the subject makes one smile at what is, in fact, a revenge story. An amalgamation of wit, drama, and even suspense, the film is an attempt to bring Ray to a generation that has only heard about him or been occasionally exposed to his collection.       An original Ray story with a curious and compelling history, reiterating a powerful message on originality, The Storyteller, releasing soon is poised to evoke fresh nostalgia in his legion of fans. Watch this space for updates!

he Original among all Originals – The Storyteller     Jio Studios, Purpose Entertainment & Quest Films announce The Storyteller by Ananth Narayan Mahadevan, the retelling of Satyajit Ray’s short story Golpo Bolo Tarini Khuro        Mumbai: 23rd May 2022      As curtains recently dropped on iconic storyteller & filmmaker Satyajit Ray’s centennial celebrations, Jio Studios in association with Purpose Entertainment and Quest Films has announced the launch of Hindi motion picture The Storyteller on the legend’s short story hailed as the Original among all Originals - Golpo Bolo Tarini Khuro. The Storyteller helmed by National Award-winning director, Ananth Narayan Mahadevan is a captive narrative based on Ray’s story about originality. Headlined by a stellar cast including Paresh Rawal, Adil Hussain, Revathi and Tannishtha Chatterjee, the original Bengali short story Golpo Boliye Tarini Khuro is one among the series of stories written by Ray based on the enigmatic character Tarini Khuro, that he created.       With commemorations marking the cinematic legend’s centenary year, including a tribute at the 75th Cannes Film Festival, the makers of The Storyteller released a first look on the rare and historic story that was personal to the Master. In this story about originality vs plagiarism, Ray was raising a larger question: “What is more important – the story or the storyteller?”      Sharing his thoughts on the renowned auteur and the film adaptation of the short story, director Ananth Narayan Mahadevan said, “As part of the celebrations around the life and work of the legend, we are very happy and honoured to share our own humble homage to the master storyteller. The Storyteller, a timeless fable, explores the mindset of people who exploit and are exploited. Ray’s subtle treatment of the subject makes one smile at what is, in fact, a revenge story. An amalgamation of wit, drama, and even suspense, the film is an attempt to bring Ray to a generation that has only heard about him or been occasionally exposed to his collection.       An original Ray story with a curious and compelling history, reiterating a powerful message on originality, The Storyteller, releasing soon is poised to evoke fresh nostalgia in his legion of fans. Watch this space for updates!

he Original among all Originals – The Storyteller     Jio Studios, Purpose Entertainment & Quest Films announce The Storyteller by Ananth Narayan Mahadevan, the retelling of Satyajit Ray’s short story Golpo Bolo Tarini Khuro        Mumbai: 23rd May 2022      As curtains recently dropped on iconic storyteller & filmmaker Satyajit Ray’s centennial celebrations, Jio Studios in association with Purpose Entertainment and Quest Films has announced the launch of Hindi motion picture The Storyteller on the legend’s short story hailed as the Original among all Originals - Golpo Bolo Tarini Khuro. The Storyteller helmed by National Award-winning director, Ananth Narayan Mahadevan is a captive narrative based on Ray’s story about originality. Headlined by a stellar cast including Paresh Rawal, Adil Hussain, Revathi and Tannishtha Chatterjee, the original Bengali short story Golpo Boliye Tarini Khuro is one among the series of stories written by Ray based on the enigmatic character Tarini Khuro, that he created.       With commemorations marking the cinematic legend’s centenary year, including a tribute at the 75th Cannes Film Festival, the makers of The Storyteller released a first look on the rare and historic story that was personal to the Master. In this story about originality vs plagiarism, Ray was raising a larger question: “What is more important – the story or the storyteller?”      Sharing his thoughts on the renowned auteur and the film adaptation of the short story, director Ananth Narayan Mahadevan said, “As part of the celebrations around the life and work of the legend, we are very happy and honoured to share our own humble homage to the master storyteller. The Storyteller, a timeless fable, explores the mindset of people who exploit and are exploited. Ray’s subtle treatment of the subject makes one smile at what is, in fact, a revenge story. An amalgamation of wit, drama, and even suspense, the film is an attempt to bring Ray to a generation that has only heard about him or been occasionally exposed to his collection.       An original Ray story with a curious and compelling history, reiterating a powerful message on originality, The Storyteller, releasing soon is poised to evoke fresh nostalgia in his legion of fans. Watch this space for updates!

he Original among all Originals – The Storyteller     Jio Studios, Purpose Entertainment & Quest Films announce The Storyteller by Ananth Narayan Mahadevan, the retelling of Satyajit Ray’s short story Golpo Bolo Tarini Khuro        Mumbai: 23rd May 2022      As curtains recently dropped on iconic storyteller & filmmaker Satyajit Ray’s centennial celebrations, Jio Studios in association with Purpose Entertainment and Quest Films has announced the launch of Hindi motion picture The Storyteller on the legend’s short story hailed as the Original among all Originals - Golpo Bolo Tarini Khuro. The Storyteller helmed by National Award-winning director, Ananth Narayan Mahadevan is a captive narrative based on Ray’s story about originality. Headlined by a stellar cast including Paresh Rawal, Adil Hussain, Revathi and Tannishtha Chatterjee, the original Bengali short story Golpo Boliye Tarini Khuro is one among the series of stories written by Ray based on the enigmatic character Tarini Khuro, that he created.       With commemorations marking the cinematic legend’s centenary year, including a tribute at the 75th Cannes Film Festival, the makers of The Storyteller released a first look on the rare and historic story that was personal to the Master. In this story about originality vs plagiarism, Ray was raising a larger question: “What is more important – the story or the storyteller?”      Sharing his thoughts on the renowned auteur and the film adaptation of the short story, director Ananth Narayan Mahadevan said, “As part of the celebrations around the life and work of the legend, we are very happy and honoured to share our own humble homage to the master storyteller. The Storyteller, a timeless fable, explores the mindset of people who exploit and are exploited. Ray’s subtle treatment of the subject makes one smile at what is, in fact, a revenge story. An amalgamation of wit, drama, and even suspense, the film is an attempt to bring Ray to a generation that has only heard about him or been occasionally exposed to his collection.       An original Ray story with a curious and compelling history, reiterating a powerful message on originality, The Storyteller, releasing soon is poised to evoke fresh nostalgia in his legion of fans. Watch this space for updates!

he Original among all Originals – The Storyteller     Jio Studios, Purpose Entertainment & Quest Films announce The Storyteller by Ananth Narayan Mahadevan, the retelling of Satyajit Ray’s short story Golpo Bolo Tarini Khuro        Mumbai: 23rd May 2022      As curtains recently dropped on iconic storyteller & filmmaker Satyajit Ray’s centennial celebrations, Jio Studios in association with Purpose Entertainment and Quest Films has announced the launch of Hindi motion picture The Storyteller on the legend’s short story hailed as the Original among all Originals - Golpo Bolo Tarini Khuro. The Storyteller helmed by National Award-winning director, Ananth Narayan Mahadevan is a captive narrative based on Ray’s story about originality. Headlined by a stellar cast including Paresh Rawal, Adil Hussain, Revathi and Tannishtha Chatterjee, the original Bengali short story Golpo Boliye Tarini Khuro is one among the series of stories written by Ray based on the enigmatic character Tarini Khuro, that he created.       With commemorations marking the cinematic legend’s centenary year, including a tribute at the 75th Cannes Film Festival, the makers of The Storyteller released a first look on the rare and historic story that was personal to the Master. In this story about originality vs plagiarism, Ray was raising a larger question: “What is more important – the story or the storyteller?”      Sharing his thoughts on the renowned auteur and the film adaptation of the short story, director Ananth Narayan Mahadevan said, “As part of the celebrations around the life and work of the legend, we are very happy and honoured to share our own humble homage to the master storyteller. The Storyteller, a timeless fable, explores the mindset of people who exploit and are exploited. Ray’s subtle treatment of the subject makes one smile at what is, in fact, a revenge story. An amalgamation of wit, drama, and even suspense, the film is an attempt to bring Ray to a generation that has only heard about him or been occasionally exposed to his collection.       An original Ray story with a curious and compelling history, reiterating a powerful message on originality, The Storyteller, releasing soon is poised to evoke fresh nostalgia in his legion of fans. Watch this space for updates!

Vijay also took pictures with school kids in the city of which, one shared it excitedly on her social media page humbled by the star's grounded personality.

Vijay has one of the most exciting lineups of highly awaited projects including, Darlings with Alia Bhatt, his next with Sujoy Ghosh, Fallen with Sonakshi Sinha, the untitled project by Sumit Saxena, and the third season of Mirzapur.

ALSO READ: NOSTALGIA FEELS! Kareena Kapoor Khan shares these RARE photos with her childhood trip with her friends

read more

Kriti Sanon starts her new journey towards fitness and entrepreneurship with The Tribe

Posted by on PP in

Kriti Sanon made her debut in the industry 8 years ago with the film, Heropanti. Now, so many years of success down the lane, she is all set to embark upon a new journey on the same day as she turns an Entrepreneur. The actress will venture into fitness and she is joined by Anushka Nandani, Karan Sawhney and Robin Behl.

Kriti Sanon starts her new journey towards fitness and entrepreneurship with The Tribe

Speaking on embarking upon this new journey with ‘The Tribe’, Kriti Sanon spoke about it on her Instagram saying, "They say “ Your Vibe Attracts Your Tribe” I have always been someone who believes in pushing people I truly believe in and today stands for exactly that. 8years ago, I started my journey as an actor in the hindi film industry with the help of people who believed in me and gave me wings to fly! Today, 8yrs later, exactly on the same day, I am thrilled to announce my journey as an Entrepreneur with my three amazingly talented Co-founders Anushka Nandani, Karan Sawhney and Robin Behl as we launch our Passion Project “The Tribe”. I discovered my personal fitness journey post MIMI when I had to shed the 15kilos I had put on for the film and we hit a lockdown where gyms were shut.  Robin, Karan and Anushka became a Huge part of this journey of mine and made me realise that to stay fit, all you need is motivation, the right guidance and someone who can make workouts fun for you no matter where you are. We at The Tribe believe in motivating you to become the best and the fittest version of yourself- Be it with in-studio, group/personal or virtual sessions with some of the coolest, youngest & fittest trainers who will not only push your limits but also make workouts super fun! Also excited to announce that we will be launching The Tribe App later this year which will give you access to anything and everything to do with Fitness & Mindfulness no matter where you are. Till then Join @thetribeindia and #KeepMoving!"

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Kriti (@kritisanon)

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Kriti (@kritisanon)


On the work front, Kriti Sanon has Ganapath, Adipurush, Bhediya, Shehzada and Anurag Kashyap's unannounced next in her kitty.

Also ReadKriti Sanon shares ‘photo dump’ from her Ladakh trip, see pictures

read more

Cannes 2022: Nargis Fakhri is a vision to behold as she walks the red carpet in an embellished pink gown

Posted by on PP in

The 75th Cannes Film Festival is on its fifth day, and Indian actresses have proven that they are well ahead of many worldwide celebs when it comes to looking stylish and stunning. Many Indian celebrities, like Deepika Padukone, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, and Tamannaah Bhatia, have demonstrated their sartorial variety on the Cannes red carpet this year. On Sunday, actress Nargis Fakhri made a statement in the French Riviera, wearing an encrusted gown that was a sight to behold.

Cannes 2022: Nargis Fakhri is a vision to behold as she walks the red carpet in an embellished pink gown

Nargis had recently walked the red carpet for the screening of Forever Young (Les Amandiers). She was dressed in a shimmering baby pink gown with embellishments. For her dreamy moment, Nargis chose an incredible pink gown with a plethora of shimmery work. The voluminous ensemble featured a plunging neckline, ruffled embellishments, and a halter-inspired neck, among other voguish features. Her gown is from Nedret Taciroglu couture collection.

Cannes 2022: Nargis Fakhri is a vision to behold as she walks the red carpet in an embellished pink gown

Nargis Fakhri kept her accessories to a minimum and allowed her outfit do the talking. She just added a dainty ear cuff and a sleek bracelet to her ensemble. Her hair was put into a high bun, and she wore darker brows, glossy pink lips, and sparkly eye shadow. Strappy heels complemented her ensemble.

Meanwhile, on the work front, Nargis Fakhri was last seen in Sanjay Dutt starrer 2020 release Torbaaz. She will be making her Telugu debut with film Hari Hara Veera Mallu.

SUMMARY OF LOOK DETAILS:

ACTOR: Nargis Fakhri

OUTFIT: Nedret Taciroglu

Also Read: Nargis Fakhri ditches vibrant colours for plunging neckline black crop top and white pants in dreamy monochrome photoshoot

read more

CANNES 2022: Aditi Rao Hydari makes a splash in thigh-slit colour block gown

Posted by on PP in

Every year, the Cannes red carpet gives celebrities the chance to show off their best looks. This is particularly the case for actress Aditi Rao Hydari, who is gearing up for her Cannes Film Festival debut in 2022. So far, Aditi Rao Hydari has generated quite a stir with her head-turning looks. Her recent red carpet appearance during the gala was a lively and vibrant ensemble. On Day 5 of Cannes 2022, the Bollywood star walked the red carpet in a pink thigh-slit gown.

CANNES 2022: Aditi Rao Hydari makes a splash in thigh-slit colour block gown

On the fifth day, Aditi made her first appearance at the gala. In a voluminous crimson and hot pink gown with a thigh slit detail, she looked gorgeous. Her gown has a red and pink two-toned colour-block design, a bateau neckline, and noodle straps. Her gown features a straight-fitting dress with a short frilled overlay connected to the waist that extends to form a long floor-sweeping train. The gown has a sensuous appeal with an ankle-length hem and a thigh-high slit. Aditi's gown had a lengthy train with layers of pleats that covered the red carpet. Her gown is from the Shelves of Mark Bumgarner.

The actor completed the look with hot pink high heels with embellished fronts and drop earrings set with precious gemstones. Aditi's hair was finished in a sleek ponytail with a centre part. Aditi finished her red carpet debut look with soft glam touches. Sharp contouring, reddened cheeks, shining highlighter, and beautiful skin were her choices.

Aditi Rao Hydari made her Cannes Film Festival début in 2022, representing smartphone brand Vivo India at the festival's 75th edition.

Meanwhile, on the work front, Aditi was last seen in Brinda Master's Hey Sinamika sharing screen space with Dulquer Salmaan. She will next be seen in the web series, titled Jubilee. The web series will also star Aparshakti Khurana, Prosenjit Chatterjee, Wamiqa Gabbi, and Sidhant Gupta in pivotal roles.

SUMMARY OF LOOK DETAILS:

ACTOR: Aditi Rao Hydari

OUTFIT: Mark Bumgarner

JEWELLERY: Chopard

STYLING: Sanam Ratansi

HAIR & MAKE-UP: Elton J Fernandez

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Aditi Rao Hydari (@aditiraohydari)

Also Read: Cannes 2022: Aditi Rao Hydari makes her red carpet debut in black semi-sheer Sabyasachi gown

read more

A.R. Rahman unveils the first look of Sandeep Singh’s Safed at Cannes 2022

Posted by on PP in

Starring Abhay Verma and Meera Chopra, presented by Bhanushali Studios Ltd & Legend Studios, Sandeep Singh’s directorial debut Safed’s poster was unveiled during the 75th Cannes Film Festival. The poster was released by none other than the legendary music maestro and Academy Award Winner - Mr. A.R. Rahman at Hotel Le Majestic, Cannes on May 21, 2022.

A.R. Rahman unveils the first look of Sandeep Singh’s Safed at Cannes 2022

Present for the poster launch were lead actors Abhay Verma & Meera Chopra along with writer-director Sandeep Singh, producer Vinod Bhanushali and co producers Vishal Gurnani and Juhi Parekh Mehta. The film is said to be the truth about the society that is rarely seen but exists.

At the launch, the music maestro A.R. Rahman said, "I saw the teaser and it's very intriguing, colourful and very important. I wish the entire team all the best, shine on.”

Expressing his enthusiasm, Sandeep Singh shared, “It’s an honour that the world-renowned music composer, A.R. Rahman, has blessed us by launching my directorial debut’s first look during the 75th Film Festival at Cannes. It’s a dream come true.”

The lead actor Abhay Verma shared, "Every actor's ambition is to have a debut film that goes to Cannes, and I feel blessed and privileged to be living it. My director Sandeep Singh's trust and faith in me made this journey really memorable. I'm still pinching myself over the fact that I was featured on the poster launched by our nation's pride, A.R. Rahman."

Meanwhile, Lead actor Meera Chopra said, "Safed is a special film to me. It is all because of Sandeep Singh who chose this story as his directorial debut. It is heartening that such an important film is making the right noise thanks to its poster being launched at Cannes, that too by the hands of A.R. Rahman.”

Producer Vinod Bhanushali added, "This year India is the ‘Country of Honour’ at Cannes’ 75th year and Safed finding it’s place in the festival is a proud and fantastic moment for all of us. It is humbling A.R. Rahman unveiled the film’s poster for the world today.”

The film is presented by Bhanushali Studios Limited and Legend Studios, and is produced by Vinod Bhanushali, Ajay Harinath Singh, Sandeep Singh and co-produced by Kamlesh Bhanushali, Vishal Gurnani, Juhi Parekh Mehta and Zafar Mehdi.

Also ReadCannes 2022: A R Rahman posing with Kamal Haasan is 90s OG forever!

read more

Cannes 2022: Aditi Rao Hydari makes her red carpet debut in black semi-sheer Sabyasachi gown

Posted by on PP in

The Cannes Film Festival is now in progress. Several well-known celebrities from around the world have already turned heads with their stunning appearances on the event's red carpet. Aditi Rao Hydari made her dream debut at the famous event this year and has already offered up some stunning looks. She is, without a doubt, one of Bollywood's most beautiful actresses. She has incredible good looks that show through in every outfit she wears. The stunning actress stole the show on the Cannes red carpet in a Sabyasachi ensemble.

Cannes 2022 Aditi Rao Hydari makes her red carpet debut in black semi-sheer Sabyasachi gown

Aditi graced the red carpet in a laced black gown by Sabyasachi, complete with the designer's signature belt. Long sleeves, a round collar, and a floor-length hem characterise this gown. It also has a semi-sheer bodice with dainty embroidered work with flower motifs; the lacework on her costume includes gorgeous floral designs highlighted with black threads. Sabyasachi's trademark belt cinches the waist of the gown.

She had her hair in a bun and a pink scarf over it, and she looked like something out of a painting. She wore a bold choker layered with chains, multiple hoop earrings, and a studded ring for accessories. She wore pink lipstick, a micro bindi, and flushed cheeks. Regardless, the actress looked every inch beautiful. She completed her ensemble with black heels and her captivating eyes.

Aditi Rao Hydari made her Cannes Film Festival début in 2022, representing smartphone brand Vivo India at the festival's 75th edition.

Meanwhile, on the work front, Aditi Rao Hydari was last seen in Brinda Master's Hey Sinamika sharing screen space with Dulquer Salmaan. She will next be seen in the web series, titled Jubilee. The web series will also star Aparshakti Khurana, Prosenjit Chatterjee, Wamiqa Gabbi, and Sidhant Gupta in pivotal roles.

SUMMARY OF LOOK DETAILS :

ACTOR: Aditi Rao Hydari

OUTFIT: Sabyasachi Mukherjee

JEWELLERY: Sabyasachi Mukherjee

HEELS: YSL

STYLING: Sanam Ratansi

HAIR & MAKE-UP: Elton J Fernandez

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Aditi Rao Hydari (@aditiraohydari)

Also Read: Cannes 2022: Aditi Rao Hydari radiates oomph in black and white geometric co-ord set at the French Riviera

read more

“The censor board was very understanding”, says Anubhav Sinha while talking about Ayushmann Khurrana starrer Anek

Posted by on PP in

Anubhav Sinha had absolutely no problem sailing through the Central Board Of Certification (CBFC) with his new politically volatile drama Anek. Set in the North East the tense drama tackles headlong, the racism and cultural segregation of people in that part of India.

“The censor board was very understanding”, says Anubhav Sinha while talking about Ayushmann Khurrana starrer Anek

Anubhav says he was surprised at how easy it was to sail through the censor board. “They didn’t touch anything that mattered in my film. Only at the beginning of the film, there’s a brawl sequence in front of a club where some expletives were used. The censor jury asked me if cutting that would make any difference to the film. I said it would make no difference, and that was that.”

It has always been the same with the censors. “I’ve never had any problems getting through the CBFC. Even my most difficult films Article 15 or Mulk were treated with utmost sensitivity by the censor board.”

Anek is already being hailed as Anubhav Sinha’s best work to date.

“That’s what I was told after Mulk, Article 15, and Thappad. And those who have seen my next film Bheed which opens in November are saying it is better than Anek,” laughs Anubhav refusing to take the compliment on being the most relevant filmmaker in the country, seriously.

When you compliment his work and compare it to the films by Costa Gavras and Govind Nihalani his spontaneous reaction is, “Shut up! I am nowhere near these people. I am just doing the cinema that I believe in. For the first eighteen years of my career, I made what critics like you call fluff stuff. I don’t disown any of the films that I made when I started with Tum Bin. 18 years is the age of maturity, that’s when I metamorphosed as a filmmaker. I don’t disown any of what I’ve done before Mulk. It was all part of my growth as an individual and a filmmaker.”

Also Read: Advance booking of Ayushmann Khurrana starrer Anek open a week before release

read more

Jugjugg Jeeyo Trailer Launch: Karan Johar makes fun of reporter questioning about marriage; question, “Mere shaadi ke baare mein nahi poocha?”

Posted by on PP in

A day ago, the trailer of the much-awaited family entertainer Jugjugg Jeeyo was launched with much fanfare. While the main event was held in Mumbai, the trailer launch was held in three other cities, namely, Ahmedabad, Delhi, and Jaipur. The stars, Varun Dhawan, Kiara Advani, Neetu Kapoor, Anil Kapoor, Maniesh Paul along with producer Karan Johar and the rest of the team were present at the launch. During the press conference, one of the reporters asked a question about marriage to the married ones and marriage plans of Kiara Advani, to which Karan humorously asked him why he didn’t question the filmmaker about his plans of marriage.

Jugjugg Jeeyo Trailer Launch: Karan Johar makes fun of reporter questioning about marriage; question, “Mere shaadi ke baare mein nahi poocha?”

During the press conference, one of the reports asked if Anil Kapoor, who has been married for over 25 years to Sunita Kapoor, can share some tips to the newly married Varun Dhawan. The topic soon diverted to Kiara Advani and a reporter questioning her about her marriage plans. While discussing that, Karan Johar chimed in and asked the reporter why he didn’t question him about his marriage plans. Karan said, “Aur mere shaadi ke baare mein aapne kuch nahi poocha. Main pachaas (50) ka hone jaa raha hoon. Kya lagta hai ki main shaadi ke kaabil nahi hoon. Bhaiya hum bhi shaadi kar sakte hain.” To the same, one of the reporters commented, “Sir aap toh multi-talented hai.” Karan, in turn, replied, “Shaadi koi talent nahi majboori hoti hai.”

Karan Johar, who has not been married yet, has two kids via surrogacy namely, Yash and Roohi. While the filmmaker has never openly admitted to anything related to his sexuality, Karan Johar has discussed about it in his memoir ‘An Unsuitable Boy’.

Speaking of the film Jugjugg Jeeyo, the film will feature Kiara Advani and Varun Dhawan as a married couple on the verge of divorce whereas Anil Kapoor and Neetu Kapoor are facing their own set of marital woes. The film will release on June 24, 2022.

Also Read:  Jugjugg Jeeyo Trailer Launch: “Tere maa-baap gaye the rishta le ke?” – Varun Dhawan pokes fun at a reporter who asked Kiara Advani about settling down in two years

read more

Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 - Rakul Preet Singh congratulates Kartik Aaryan, Kiara Advani and the rest of the team

Posted by on PP in

The team of Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 is in high spirits with them receiving appreciation from all quarters. The film has been roaring at the box office with theatres opening to houseful collections. Now, even Bollywood celebrities are sharing positive reviews about the film. The recent one to take to social media to speak about the Kartik Aaryan, Kiara Advani starrer is Rakul Preet Singh.

Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 - Rakul Preet Singh congratulates Kartik Aaryan, Kiara Advani and the rest of the team

Rakul Preet Singh, who was last seen in Runway 34, had taken to Twitter to speak about the film. While we assume that she is yet to catch up on the film, she mentioned in her post that she has been hearing so many good things regarding Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 that she decided to take to the platform to extend her warm wishes to Kartik Aaryan, Kiara Advani and the rest of the team of the film. She posted, “Congratulationsssss @TheAaryanKartik @advani_kiara #tabu ma’am and the entire team ! Hearing such amazing things about the film ????????❤️❤️???????? #BhoolBhulaiyaa2.”


Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 also stars Tabu, the famous Mihir Virani aka Amar Upadhyay, and Rajpal Yadav among others. While the film is said to be sequel to the 2007 horror comedy, it is a completely different story with a different set of characters.

On the other hand, talking about Rakul Preet Singh, she has a couple of interesting projects in the pipeline. She will next be seen in Doctor G starring her alongside Ayushmann Khurrana where she will be seen as a medical professional. The next film is Thank God that sees her reuniting with her Marjaavan co-star Sidharth Malhotra and Runway 34 co-star Ajay Devgn.

Also ReadBhool Bhulaiyaa 2 Box Office: Film surpasses Gangubai Kathiawadi; emerges as third highest opening weekend grosser of 2022

read more

Madhur Bhandarkar reviews Kartik Aaryan-Kiara Advani starrer Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 - "Movie is full of entertainment"

Posted by on PP in

Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2, starring Kartik Aaryan, Kiara Advani and Tabu, has opened to great collections at the box office. Helmed by Anees Bazmee, the film opened to Rs. 14.11 crore and will see upward trend in the coming days. As film is witnessing good response at the box office, the some peers from the industry have taken to social media to congratulate the team. Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar saw the film at Gaeity Galaxy in Mumbai and the response was amazing.

Madhur Bhandarkar reviews Kartik Aaryan-Kiara Advani starrer Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 - "Movie is full of entertainment"

Sharing a glimpse from the film, Madhur wrote, "#BhoolBhulaiyaa2 in bandra gaiety theatre , Movie is full of entertainment. Comedy and spooky timing is superb. Big Congratulations to the entire team for the success. @BazmeeAnees #Tabu @TheAaryanKartik and @advani_kiara."

With the Bhushan Kumar – Murad Khetani produced Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 now out, Kartik has a line-up of massive films ahead too including, Shehzada, Captain India, Freddy, and Sajid Nadiadwala's untitled next.

ALSO READ: The Kashmir Files director Vivek Agnihotri reviews Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 and congratulates Kartik Aaryan - "Let your work speak and never forget to Ekla Chalo Re"

read more

SEVENTEEN unveil highlight medley from their upcoming album Face The Sun, watch video

Posted by on PP in

SEVENTEEN unveiled their highlight medley on Sunday, providing a glimpse into the 9 tracks on the act’s 4th studio album Face the Sun ahead of its arrival on May 27. The highlight medley opens with “Darl+ing,” the band’s first-ever English song released last month in advance.

SEVENTEEN unveil highlight medley from their upcoming album Face The Sun, watch video

It soon segues into a highlight from the lead single “HOT,” a hip-hop based track that encapsulates a riveting listen into the band’s dedication and passion for the path they are on. The medley then unpacks the dynamic sonic profile of the 7 remaining tracks, seamlessly transitioning from one genre to another. All 13 members make an appearance across various backdrops and sets, singing along to the rock-infused “DON QUIXOTE,” “March,” the pop sounds of “Domino,” “Shadow,” the mellow vocals of “‘bout you,” “If you leave me,” before closing to the trap beats of the final track “Ash.”

SEVENTEEN will showcase live performances of selected tracks during their comeback show at 7 PM KST on May 28. As anticipation peaks, Face the Sun passed the 2 million pre-order sales mark a week ahead of its release, reaching an all-time high for the band.

The K-pop performance powerhouse also recently signaled their grand return to the concert stage after 2 years and 4 months, announcing ‘SEVENTEEN WORLD TOUR [BE THE SUN].’ SEVENTEEN will kick off the tour on June 25 with two consecutive dates in Seoul, followed by shows in 12 North American cities. More shows are expected to be added to the list, including cities in Asia and a Japan Dome Tour.

ALSO READ: SEVENTEEN announce Be The Sun world tour with two shows in Seoul in June followed by 12 North American dates starting August 2022

read more

Cannes 2022: Deepika Padukone casts a spell in Alex Perry off-shoulder black bodycon gown at French Riviera

Posted by on PP in

Deepika Padukone is serving on the jury of the prestigious 75th Cannes Film Festival, and she is having the time of her life. At the current Cannes Film Festival, she has been serving several looks. The star presented her look for the fifth day of Cannes 2022 on Sunday morning, posting photos in a sleek black body-con dress. For all the right reasons, the outfit has gone viral on the internet.

Cannes 2022: Deepika Padukone casts a spell in Alex Perry off-shoulder black bodycon gown at French Riviera

Deepika uploaded a carousel of photos of herself in a black body-con dress on Sunday. In a solid-colored silhouette with a dramatic neckpiece, she wowed everyone. Deepika's gown is by Alex Perry and has a form-fitting silhouette with off-shoulder and plunging neckline detailing.

She accessorised her full-length gown with Cartier's magnificent gems. A spectacular ring, necklace, and pair of cascading earrings were among her sparkling jewellery. For her glam options, she went with a pink eye-shadow base that was lined with thick black liner to give a sooty effect, Chunky lashes, luminous complexion, and bright red lipstick and nail colour to bring a burst of colour to her all black ensemble. She wore her hair in a sloppy bun in the back. She finished off her look with a pair of black heels. Shaleena Nathani styled Deepika for her day 5 look of Cannes.

Deepika Padukone is part of a nine-member panel that will choose the winners of this year's Palme d'Or honors on May 28 during a gala ceremony in Cannes. Rebecca Hall, Noomi Rapace, and Italian actor-director Jasmine Trinca are among the other jury members, as are directors Asghar Farhadi, Ladj Ly, Jeff Nichols, and Joachim Trier. Deepika will also walk the red carpet at Cannes for the entire ten days.

In terms of her acting career, Deepika was most recently seen in Shakun Batra's Gehraiyaan. She will next appear in Pathaan alongside Shah Rukh Khan and John Abraham. Aside from that, she has Amitabh Bachchan's The Intern, Hrithik Roshan's Fighter, and Prabhas' Project K.

SUMMARY OF LOOK DETAILS:

ACTOR: Deepika Padukone

OUTFIT: Alex Perry

JEWELLERY: Cartier

STYLIST: Shaleena Nathani

HAIR-STYLIST : Yianni Tsapatori

MAKE-UP: Sandhya Shekhar

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Deepika Padukone (@deepikapadukone)

Also Read: Deepika Padukone gives a glimpse of choc-o-bloc schedule as jury member on Day 1 at the Cannes Film Festival, watch video

read more

Jugjugg Jeeyo Trailer Launch: "Tere maa-baap gaye the rishta le ke?" - Varun Dhawan pokes fun at a reporter who asked Kiara Advani about settling down in two years

Posted by on PP in

Dharma Productions is ready for the big family entertainer of the year with the upcoming film, JugJugg Jeeyo. Starring Varun Dhawan, Anil Kapoor, Kiara Advani, Neetu Kapoor, Prajakta Koli, and Maniesh Paul, the film will be released on June 24, 2022. Directed by Raj Mehta of Good Newwz fame, the makers launched the trailer on May 22 amid much fanfare. At the press conference, Varun Dhawan was in jovial mode and poked fun at a reporter who questioned Kiara about her marriage and that she will settle in two years.

Jugjugg Jeeyo Trailer Launch: "Tere maa-baap gaye the rishta le ke?" - Varun Dhawan pokes fun at a reporter who asked Kiara Advani about settling down in two years

It is known that Kiara Advani has been dating Sidharth Malhotra for couple of years and rumours are rife that they are next couple in line to get married. But, the actress had a befitting response about settling down. Giving a response to the reporter, Kiara said "Without marriage, I can be well settled, right? I am well settled. I am doing work. I am earning and I am happy."

One reporter asked Anil Kapoor, "Aap purane khiladi hai... Varun ne haal hi mein shaadi ki hai. Kiara bhi 1-2 saal mein shaadi karengi. Toh aapne koi tips di thi unhe?"

Varun was quick to take the mic and said, "Tere maa-baap gaye the rishta le ke?" The reporter replied, "Nahi." Varun continued, "Toh phir kaisa pata tujhe ki shaadi karne wali hai?"

Jugjugg Jeeyo will release in theatres on June 24, 2022.

ALSO READ: Jugjugg Jeeyo Trailer Launch: "It has been a special journey and also a very difficult one to make during the pandemic" - Varun Dhawan

read more

Jugjugg Jeeyo Trailer Launch: "It has been a special journey and also a very difficult one to make during the pandemic" - Varun Dhawan

Posted by on PP in

Dharma Productions is ready for the big family entertainer of the year with the upcoming film, JugJugg Jeeyo. Starring Varun Dhawan, Anil Kapoor, Kiara Advani, Neetu Kapoor, Prajakta Koli, and Maniesh Paul, the film will be released on June 24, 2022. Directed by Raj Mehta of Good Newwz fame, the makers launched the trailer on May 22 amid much fanfare. At the press conference, Karan Johar said that the film is labour of love and was shot during the pandemic.

Jugjugg Jeeyo Trailer Launch: "It has been a special journey and also a very difficult one to make during the pandemic" - Varun Dhawan

Karan Johar said, “Jugjugg Jeeyo is one of those rare films that was shot entirely during the pandemic. The cast and crew not only shot in really trying times but tested positive for COVID-19, recovered from it and are here to tell the tale.”

He added, “Raj (Mehta, director) has worked so hard and fought so many obstacles as I mentioned earlier, and the proof lies in the pudding. I believe no amount of labour is ever lost.”

Agreeing with Johar, Raj Mehta said, “I am nervous. Times were challenging when we shot the film. I hope all of it is worth it.”

Varun Dhawan shared, “I am so happy because I have a film releasing in the theatres after almost two-and-a-half years. Jugjugg Jeeyo has been a special journey and also a very difficult one to make during the pandemic. Bohut mushkilon ka saamna karna pada humein and the credit goes to only one man – Raj ji. It is very difficult to make a film with so many actors and pull it off during a pandemic. I have so much love for each and every member of this cast, especially Anil Kapoor. Also, Kiara prayed so much when I was infected with COVID-19 because she was worried ki usko na ho jaaye (smiles). And Neetu ma’am is one of the best actors I have worked with to date. She will surprise everyone in this film. Maniesh, meanwhile, is on fire.”

Jugjugg Jeeyo will release on June 24, 2022.

ALSO READ: Jugjugg Jeeyo Trailer Launch: Karan Johar opens up on the Bollywood Vs South debate; says, “Best crossover that has happened was when South cinema did well in the North”

read more

The Kashmir Files director Vivek Agnihotri reviews Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 and congratulates Kartik Aaryan - "Let your work speak and never forget to Ekla Chalo Re"

Posted by on PP in

Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2, starring Kartik Aaryan, Kiara Advani and Tabu, has opened to great collections at the box office. Helmed by Anees Bazmee, the film opened to Rs. 14.11 crore and will see upward trend in the coming days. As film is witnessing good response at the box office, the some peers from the industry have taken to social media to congratulate the team. Vivek Agnihotri, director of The Kashmir Files, has congratulated Kartik Aaryan.

The Kashmir Files director Vivek Agnihotri reviews Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 and congratulates Kartik Aaryan - "Let your work speak and never forget to Ekla Chalo Re"

Congratulating Kartik on the film’s success, Vivek Agnihotri took to Twitter and wrote, “Lots of congratulations and love to @TheAaryanKartik for wonderful success. Let your work speak and never forget to Ekla Chalo Re.”

With the Bhushan Kumar – Murad Khetani produced Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 now out, Kartik has a line-up of massive films ahead too including, Shehzada, Captain India, Freddy, and Sajid Nadiadwala's untitled next.

ALSO READ: Kartik Aaryan trained for a week for his scene stealing Tandav performance in Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2

read more

Neetu Kapoor on battling depression after Rishi Kapoor's death - "This whole phase of going back to work has helped me"

Posted by on PP in

Neetu Kapoor will be back on the big screen after several years with family entertainer Jugjugg Jeeyo starring Varun Dhawan, Kiara Advani, Anil Kapoor, Maniesh Paul and Prajakta Koli. The trailer was unveiled on Sunday amid much fanfare. Ahead of the launch, the actress spoke about how her kids Ranbir Kapoor and Riddhima Kapoor Sahni encouraged her to pursue work again after the passing of her husband, late Rishi Kapoor. The actress said she was battling depression and getting back to work helped her in big back.

Neetu Kapoor on battling depression after Rishi Kapoor's death - "This whole phase of going back to work has helped me"

“This whole phase of going back to work has helped me get out of depression. Working on Jugjugg Jeeyo has been a cathartic experience. Apart from that I also did two reality shows which helped me come and interact with the audience. I am really enjoying my time,” she told News18.

She also said she hired an acting coach for the film. “When I was working earlier in the ’70s and ’80s our acting was very animated and loud. Today, it has become subtle, and sometimes you also need to underplay. So I needed some guidance. I decided to keep an acting coach who helped me with the lines. So it was acting as well as diction classes. It is different from acting which is very natural,” she added.

“In my career, I always played bubbly roles, but Jugjugg Jeeyo is serious and (has) a lot of identification with women, a strong woman. I want to do such roles,” she concluded.

Jugjugg Jeeyo releases on June 24, 2022.

ALSO READ: Neetu Kapoor opens up about the last time she spoke to late husband Rishi Kapoor

read more

Jugjugg Jeeyo Trailer Launch - Director Raj Mehta had to stop Varun Dhawan from drinking too much during the shoot

Posted by on PP in

Bollywood movie buffs are eagerly awaiting the release of the family entertainer, Jugjugg Jeeyo from the house of Dharma. The makers of films like Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham are all set to release another drama but this time it is all about marriage and divorce. People who have had a glimpse of this Raj Mehta directorial would be aware that the film is set against the backdrop of a wedding with two unhappy married couples trying to understand the rules of marriage. The trailer of the Varun Dhawan, Kiara Advani, Anil Kapoor and Neetu Kapoor starrer romantic comedy was launched on May 22 and the team was more than happy to give us some scoops about behind the scenes.

Jugjugg Jeeyo Trailer Launch - Director Raj Mehta had to stop Varun Dhawan from drinking too much during the shoot

During one such moment, director Raj Mehta along with Anil Kapoor who plays the father and Varun Dhawan who plays the son in Jugjugg Jeeyo started discussing about a drinking scene in the trailer. Viewers who have watched the trailer would be aware that there is a funny scene in the film which is a drinking scene between the father and the son where they discuss about their respective wives. When Varun was asked how much he had to drink for that scene, the actor replied, “I wanted to actually drink because I wanted to have a drink or two with Anil sir. But he was like, we don’t have to. We can just act it out. After forcing Raj (the director) a lot, I had a little.” As he pointed towards Anil Kapoor, the latter immediately chimed in, “I didn’t drink, you did”. His statement left everyone in splits.

However, Varun Dhawan went on to say, “I drank a lot whilst shooting for this film because Raj (Mehta) is a huge drinker.” He was quick to add, “in terms of water and hydrated drinks.” To which Maniesh interrupted maintaining, “I thought the film should have named Jugjugg Piyo after seeing them drink.” That’s when Raj clarified, “Excuse me, I had to stop you (Varun) from drinking overboard.” But Varun maintained that all of this was only for a scene.

The fun wedding family entertainer Jugjugg Jeeyo that also stars Maniesh Paul and Prajakta Koli in pivotal roles is slated to release on June 24, 2022.

Also ReadJugjugg Jeeyo Trailer Launch: Karan Johar opens up on the Bollywood Vs South debate; says, “Best crossover that has happened was when South cinema did well in the North”

read more

ASTRO paint a whimsical journey with Drive to the Starry Road - Album Review

Posted by on PP in

South Korean group ASTRO made a stunning comeback with Drive to the Starry Road. The 11-track album was released on May 16, 2022. The album marks the group's last release as a whole group because member MJ has enlisted in the military. ASTRO members also participated in the making of the album. Members JinJin, Moon Bin and Rocky took part in writing the lyrics for “Candy Sugar Pop” whereas "Something Something,” “More,” “Light the Sky” and “Like Stars” were written or composed by JinJin and Rocky. Cha Eun Woo wrote “First Love” and MJ produced “Light the Sky” and “Story.” Let's take a closer look at ASTRO's new full-length album as the group walks down the starry road with their fans.

ASTRO paint a whimsical journey with Drive to the Starry Road - Album Review

CANDY SUGAR POP
The album opens with a bass-infused instrumental and upbeat music track 'Candy Sugar Pop'. The song is filled with retro pop tunes and techno undertones as the group belt out a dance melody – “My candy sugar pop (Sugar pop)/Tell me wherever / Take one step closer (One step) / Tell me to take you tonight”. The music video is equally funky. With flowing sugary delights to neon lights, the music video is replete with the fantastical tones.

SOMETHING SOMETHING
'Something Something' is a funky hip hop track. The electro and synth beats make the track very lively. The group belts out a smooth groovy number as they sing – “I'll be anywhere you wanna go, you and I / I'll start and never stop it, go up.”

MORE
The third track from the album is a pop disco number. The muted progression towards the chorus elevates the effect in the song.

LIGHT THE SKY
After a series of dance pop numbers, ASTRO move to a sombre path with a ballad music in 'Light The Sky'. The vocal harmony matches to the tunes of rising music, and the songs feels straight out of a slice-of-life movie.

STORY
'Story', is sung by MJ.  is a heartfelt acoustic number about the relationship between two people. He puts all his emotions in the song as he sings a heartfelt message.

ASTRO paint a whimsical journey with Drive to the Starry Road - Album Review

ALL DAY
All Day is a fluid hip hop and rap track. With slight influences on trap and R&B, this song which is sung by JINJIN exudes a laid-back charm.

FIRST LOVE
ASTRO go back to festive vibes with First Love. The retro jazz piano adds a playful touch to the track. The song emanates a warm and fuzzy feeling as the group sings about the mushy first love.

LET's GO RIDE
The song promises a new adventure. The members sing in a low register as they invite the listeners on a wonderful ride. The trap elements and guitar riffs in the song add an exuberant vibe to it.

S#1
S#1 begins with mellow piano notes and progresses to an upbeat soft rock music. The song is bright and positive and exudes a calming vibe. The song does not only feature vocals but also has a rap verse which comes as a soft segue in the track.

24 HOURS
The album’s penultimate track features minimal instruments. The pop ballad is a smooth romantic number. The radio-like verse towards the end of the track lends a nostalgic feel to the track.

LIKE STARS
ASTRO’s album concludes with a jovial track 'Like Stars'. The song transports the listener to a cosmic ride as the group belts out soulful verses. The breathy vocals to high note singing helped heighten the song’s emotions.

After the release of their mini-album Switch On, ASTRO made a stunning comeback with Drive to the Starry Road. The group carried forward the upbeat and vibrant tones. The music is joyous to listen, and is a message to the AROHA (their fandom) as this album would be their last full-group comeback. The members poured their hearts into the lyrics and evoked whimsical and loved-up emotions in the music. ASTRO’s Drive to the Starry Road is a message of hope, love and promise.

Also Read: ASTRO members JinJin and Rocky see off MJ as he enlists in the military

read more

Kartik Aaryan trained for a week for his scene stealing Tandav performance in Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2

Posted by on PP in

Kartik Aaryan has done the wonders that many other top names of Bollywood could not with their films as he managed to garner an opening day collection of Rs. 14.11 cr beating all Hindi films since Sooryavanshi. And the much-loved climax of Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2, should only make the collections stronger ahead.

The second half of the film has been especially garnering a lot of praises from fans and reviewers for the way Kartik Aaryan has performed in a particular scene where he will be seen doing Tandav. Now everybody is already familiar with the young heartthrob’s impeccable dancing skills but they will get a whole new taste of that as the star has done some amazing work at Tandav.

As per a source, "Kartik trained non-stop for an entire week to nail that small dance sequence where he performs Tandav. It is a very difficult dance form for someone who has never learnt Indian classical dance and he managed to grab it and how within a week's training under Guru Chinni Prakash."

The entire media universe has hailed Kartik Aaryan as a 'superstar' for delivering the Biggest Opener of the Year with this film's day 1 collections taking over films like Alia Bhatt and Sanjay Leela Bhansali's, Gangubai Kathiawadi and Yash Raj Films' production, Jayeshbhai Jordaar starring Ranveer Singh.

With the Bhushan Kumar – Murad Khetani produced Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 now out, Kartik has a line-up of massive films ahead too including, Shehzada, Captain India, Freddy, and Sajid Nadiadwala's untitled next.

Also Read: Post success of Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 Kartik Aaryan to feature in next Bhool Bhulaiyaa film?

read more

30 Years of Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar: ‘Pehla Nasha’ composer Lalit Pandit opens up about the development of the iconic track

Posted by on PP in

Lalit Pandit, one-half of the Jatin-Lalit duo looks back at the most iconic song of their career. “In my entire career as a composer I have never created another song like ‘Pehla Nasha’. It became such a landmark in my career I never even attempted it again. I knew ‘Pehla Nasha’ cannot be done again.”

30 Years of Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar: ‘Pehla Nasha’ composer Lalit Pandit opens up about the development of the iconic track

How did ‘Pehla Nasha’ happen? “‘Pehla Nasha’ happened to us in 1991. My brother Jatin and I were very new. Our first soundtrack Yara Dildaara was yet to release. When we were invited for a music session with Mansoor Khan the director of Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak, we were very excited. He was making a new film Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar. We had gone fully prepared. To our good fortune our sister (singer) Sulakshnaji had got us an 8-track recorder. I used to record my songs on that. In those days of analogue dubbing a house demo was futuristic. I would have my songs ready.”

The director Mansoor Khan was really impressed by Jatin-Lalit’s preparation. “He loved the songs we had composed. Can you imagine after the award-winnings song by composed by Anand-Milind of Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak, for him to select new music composers must have been a tough decision. I think Mansoor agreed to listen to our songs to oblige a mutual friend. After hearing our songs he left without making any commitment. After many sittings he decided to take us instead of Anand-Milind.”

This is when ‘Pehla Nasha’ was born. Recalls Lalit, “Mansoor wanted one outstanding romantic song in the film. Jatin and I had other romantic songs in our individual repertoire. When we played ‘Pehla Nasha’ live for Mansoor he thought it was just okay. I don’t think ‘Pehla Nasha’ is a composition for live renderings. He didn’t take to it immediately. I don’t blame him for not getting it right away. I went back re-recorded the whole song. We worked on it for two whole days. It was raining when we went back to Mansoor with the song. As soon as we entered he said he was not sure about the song, that it was too slow, etc. Before he could say anything more I put the headphone on his head and played it on the walk man. Mansoor is a learned musician. When he heard what we had done he took to it instantly. He took us to his father (producer Nasir Husain). He also liked it. Only then were Jatin and I convinced that we would bag this project Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar.”

Speaking on the genesis of the composition Lalit says, “‘Pehla Nasha’ wasn’t composed overnight. A lot of thought went into it. For example, the way the piano interlude at the start recurs. I composed it piecemeal. It was India’s first slow-rock tune. I remember Mansoor’s father Nasir Husain Saab’s office used to be very close to Mehboob Studios. Jatin and I would visit his office every day. During those days to compose music for a Nasir Husain production was a big deal. We knew it was make-or-break deal for Jatin and I….I remember we sat together for story and music sessions. Apart from Mansoor, his sister Nusrat and Aamir (Mansoor’s cousin) would there.”

Lalit says Aamir also loved the song. “Aamir loved ‘Pehla Nasha’. The first song of the album ‘Yahan Ke Hum Sikandar’ was programmed by Ranjit Barot in just half an hour. Our temperamental arranger Babloo Chakraborty took great offence to that and vowed never to work with us again. I was very young at that time. Our recordings stop. The shooting was to start in Ooty and we had no arranger. Because of the politics in the music world even small-time arrangers refused to work with us. The Bengali musicians were peeved that Jatin and I were doing the music for Nasir Saab and not R D Burman. Anyway, Mansoor agreed to use the song without an arranger. And that worked out well for ‘Pehla Nasha’. Later Bablooda relented thanks to Nasir Husain Saab. When I sent the song to Bablooda his reaction was, ‘Chee chee Lalit. Kya gana kiya hai? Itna kharaab sound hai. Yeh toh tv serial se be kharaab gana hai.’ I told him the song is what it is. Everyone loved the song except Bablooda. But when his kids heard it they loved it. Then he called me and took back his words.”

The crowning glory for ‘Pehla Nasha’ was yet to come for Lalit. “This is my first and last song where the violinists, when we recorded the string arrangement, got up and applauded. I wept. I finally knew we had done the right thing in ‘Pehla Nasha’. Our reputation spread across the film industry. The subtlety of the recording was unique. When Panchamda (RD) heard ‘Pehla Nasha’ at Nasir Husain Saab’s house, he loved it too. What bigger certificate for the song? Panchamda started guiding us from then onwards. He was a large-hearted artiste. I am so glad I went through all these experiences of life. They’ve made me what I am.”

Also Read: 30 Years of Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar EXCLUSIVE: “I had auditioned aur mere ko bhi nikaal diya tha. Milind Soman had bagged the part of Shekhar. 75% of the film was shot with him” – Deepak Tijori

read more

Shanaya Kapoor shows how deep her bond with Suhana Khan is; describes her as her ‘sister’

Posted by on PP in

BFFs forever Shanaya Kapoor and Suhana Khan are currently preparing for their debut in Bollywood. Today, Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri Khan’s daughter turns a year older. While the proud mother took to Instagram to wish her daughter, bestie Shanaya Kapoor had a rather special post that she shared on this day.

Shanaya Kapoor shows how deep her bond with Suhana Khan is; describes her as her ‘sister’

Shanaya Kapoor, who is quite the social media celebrity, took to Instagram to share a photo of her and Suhana Khan chilling by the pool. Sharing this casual photo, Shanaya described how close their bond is through the caption saying, “???? sisters by heart ????” The two of them have often expressed their love for each other on social media and even encouraged each other for their endeavors.

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Suhana Khan (@suhanakhan2)


On the work front, Shanaya Kapoor will be making her debut in Bollywood with the film Bedhadak, that also stars popular TV actor Lakshya Lalwani and actor-model Gurfateh Pirzada. Shanaya had shared about it on her Instagram and described the film as ‘A new era of love is filled with passion, intensity & boundaries that will be crossed!’

On the other hand, Suhana Khan will be making her debut with the Netflix film The Archies. Based on the comic series by the same name, the Zoya Akhtar directorial will feature her as Veronica Lodge. Amitabh Bachchan’s grandson Agastya Nanda is expected to play the lead role of Archies whereas Sridevi’s second daughter Khushi Kapoor will be seen as Betty. Besides them, the film will also star Mihir Ahuja, Aditi Dot, Yuvraj Menda, Vedang Raina among others.

Also ReadHappy Birthday Suhana Khan – Gauri Khan shares a pretty post for her daughter on this special day

read more

Happy Birthday Suhana Khan - Gauri Khan shares a pretty post for her daughter on this special day

Posted by on PP in

Proud mother Gauri Khan recently celebrated a special moment for her daughter Suhana Khan when the teaser of The Archies released. This year is special for the newbie as she will be stepping into the world of Bollywood. And now the loving mother shared another social media post to celebrate the birthday of Suhana.

Happy Birthday Suhana Khan - Gauri Khan shares a pretty post for her daughter on this special day

Gauri Khan took to Instagram to share a pretty photo of Suhana Khan from a recent photoshoot, dedicated to her loving daughter on her birthday. Captioning it as, ‘Birthday girl’, the photo features Suhana sporting a colourful top and pink pants along with pretty hoops. Followed by the post, wishes started pouring in from many from the industry. Her bestie Shanaya Kapoor’s parents Maheep Kapoor and Sanjay Kapoor, celebrity fashion designer Manish Malhotra, Farah Khan, Karan Johar among others shared their best wishes. Director of her debut film, Zoya Akhtar and mother of The Archies leading man Agastya Nanda, Shweta Bachchan too added their birthday wishes on the post.

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Gauri Khan (@gaurikhan)


Speaking of her debut venture, The Archies, the film also marks the debut of Agastya Nanda, grandson of Amitabh Bachchan and Khushi Kapoor, second daughter of the late Sridevi and producer Boney Kapoor. The film is inspired by the comic series by the same name. While Suhana Khan will play Veronica, Agastya will be seen as Archies and Khushi will play the role of Betty. The film is directed by Zoya Akhtar and it is expected to release on the streaming platform Netflix next week.

Also ReadBehind The Scenes: These unseen photos from the sets of Suhana Khan, Agastya Nanda starrer The Archies is all fun and smiles

read more

30 Years of Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar EXCLUSIVE: “I had auditioned aur mere ko bhi nikaal diya tha. Milind Soman had bagged the part of Shekhar. 75% of the film was shot with him” – Deepak Tijori

Posted by on PP in

Today, any Bollywood filmmaker making a college based or specifically, a college-sports film can’t help but get inspired to some degree by Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar. The film brought freshness to the industry thanks to its concept, Mansoor Khan’s execution, super-hit music and of course the performances by Aamir Khan, Mamik, Deepak Tijori, Ayesha Jhulka and Pooja Bedi.

30 Years of Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar EXCLUSIVE: “I had auditioned aur mere ko bhi nikaal diya tha. Milind Soman had bagged the part of Shekhar. 75% of the film was shot with him” – Deepak Tijori

In an exclusive interview with Bollywood Hungama, Deepak Tijori went down memory lane as Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar completed 30 years on May 22. He spoke about his experience and also opened up about some lesser-known trivia of the film

Akshay Kumar had revealed that he had auditioned for your role and he was rejected as the makers felt he was ‘crap’…
I don’t remember it. Many had auditioned for it actually. Even I had auditioned aur mere ko bhi nikaal diya thaMain nahi tha Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar mein pehle. Milind Soman had bagged the part. 75% of the film was shot with him. Then the makers scrapped the film. It was shut for some time. I knew they had shot it as I had auditioned and I was not selected.

Initially, they had a different cast. In place of Ayesha Jhulka, there was Girija Shettar. Karishma Pahuja was signed to play the role that was eventually essayed by Pooja Bedi. She was a model then. Step by step, they kept changing people.

Later, Aamir Khan pushed Mansoor Khan to have a look at me. Aamir told Mahesh Bhatt (about the requirement of an actor). Those days, they were shooting for Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin (1991) in Ooty. In between, Bhatt saab came to Mumbai for 2 days and that’s when he called me home. He told me to go and meet Mansoor. I was not prepared; as per my knowledge, they were already shooting and Milind Soman was already on board. I told Bhatt saab ‘It is not ethically right. But I’ll go and meet him.’ He retorted, ‘Just shut up! Do what I am telling you’!

I met Nasir Hussain saab and I met Mansoor. I figured out that there was a certain reason why they were making changes. I made it clear that as long as Milind is aware of me stepping into the character, I am game. They assured me that everyone has been informed. Nasir saab told me, ‘Beta, humne itna kharcha kar diya hai aur kayi saal se mehnat ki hai’. He requested me to do the role. I told him that ‘Sir, aapko koi kaise mana kar sakta hai’. He was a legend. We had grown up watching his films. Then, we started shooting.

Tell us about your association with Aamir Khan.
Aamir and I knew each other since our college days. He was my junior. We were all together. Paresh Rawal, Feroz Abbas Khan, Vipul Amrutlal Shah, J D Majethia were my seniors at N M College. Ashu (co-star Ashutosh Gowariker) was in Mithibai College. So, Aamir felt that I would fit the part of the antagonist. Similarly, he also suggested that I should play the role in Ghulam (1998). They looked for an actor to play Charlie for a long time. Even that film took a while. Then, Aamir suggested Vikram Bhatt who in turn spoke to Mukesh ji. And Mukesh ji then called me.

30 Years of Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar EXCLUSIVE: “I had auditioned aur mere ko bhi nikaal diya tha. Milind Soman had bagged the part of Shekhar. 75% of the film was shot with him” – Deepak Tijori

Was it difficult to prep for the cycling scenes? Those days, there was no VFX either…
I used to tell Mansoor, ‘Tum log bolte ho ki tumko actor chahiyeLekin tumko actor nahi, gym wala ladka chahiye’ (laughs). It was embarrassing for me as I was neither a cyclist nor a fitness freak. The reaction of the whole team when I came on board on the first day was crazy. They took me to the arena and told me to cycle. I did and they started to look at each other. They began to wonder ‘Yeh kaise karega?’ They told me ‘We’ll have to put you under training. This is not how we ride bikes’. I assured them, ‘Aap log ne mujhe cast kar liya hai na, toh main seekh bhi lunga. Just tell me how to go about it’.

Everyday, I used to train at Holiday Inn. Shakti Kapoor, I remember, used to exercise in the same gym. You know, my thighs had become very big. My daily routine was to be on the bike for hours as I had to get into shape and look convincing. I used to joke that this is a workout film for me!

How was it working with Mansoor Khan?
The scenes were so simple and the nuances were so unique that I never felt that I was acting in it. I still remember there was a moment for which I must give credit to Mansoor. There was a fight between me and Mamik on the hilltop. They had already shot that scene before, without me, when I was not in the film. A day before the scene was to be filmed, Mansoor called me and Aamir. Mansoor asked us, ‘What according to you should happen in this scene? Should Mamik just beat you? Or should you beat him?’ Aamir replied, ‘Mamik ko toh dho dena chahiye Deepak ko’. He was looking at it from a very commercial point of view. I replied, ‘Aisa nahi ho sakta. I am the villain of the film. If you get me beaten up, then the climax is over.’ Mansoor then thanked us and left. He was a private person. He never discussed what was in his mind, particularly me as I was kind of an outsider. He and Aamir were cousins. They can say anything to each other.

The next day, during the shoot, out of my instinct, I felt that when Mamik falls from the hill, I should give him my hand. That was the only time when Shekhar Malhotra was actually being a human! I did that and a lot of people there didn’t accept it. However, I reasoned that ‘Woh mera dushman hai but agar woh gir gaya, toh marr bhi sakta hai’. So, naturally, I’d want to save him. Mansoor was adamant and told me, ‘Deepak, you do it’. What I mean to say is that most of the things in the film that we did were not really just conceived the way it was supposed to be. And when actors get into their characters, then the acting emotions come out.

I used to hear a lot of stories that Mansoor goes for 40-50 retakes for a shot. I was scared. On the first day of the shoot, I acted as per Mansoor’s instructions. After he filmed my shoot, he told the DOP to move the camera and we started to shoot the next shot. I got quiet. Even the next shot was okayed in a single take. During the third shot, I asked him, “Do you want one more take?” He replied, “No no. If you want, we can do one more take”. I replied, “Not at all. I am a director’s actor”.

He then took me aside and asked me “What happened?” I told him the truth that I have heard stories about him. He looked at me and said, “Deepak, if an actor will give me the take I want, why I would ask for another one?”

30 Years of Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar EXCLUSIVE: “I had auditioned aur mere ko bhi nikaal diya tha. Milind Soman had bagged the part of Shekhar. 75% of the film was shot with him” – Deepak Tijori

How was it shooting these cycle scenes on the hills?
In Ooty, we used to shoot at a height, where the oxygen was low. We used to pedal 15 times and we would run out of breath. The unit members would then come running with Bisleri. Bisleri ka kaafi bill hua hoga iss film mein! For a confrontation shot with Mamik, Mansoor told me that I have to get really angry. So, there’s a technique we do for such scenes. We hold our breath and the blood then shoots up through our face. I had done it successfully in the rehearsals. However, during the take, the blood shot up so much that I collapsed! Mamik was holding me and suddenly, he was like ‘Deepak, kya ho raha hai. Poora wazan mere haath pe daal diya!’ (laughs)!

Did you ever imagine the film would get so much love and appreciation?
We had no idea that Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar would emerge as a cult. Do you know that the film was not even a hit? It worked only in metro cities like Mumbai and Delhi. But in the interiors, film ki band baj gayi thi. There, people used to say ‘Iss film ka naam toh ‘Cycle Race’ hona chahiye tha’. It was very similar to what happened with ’83, or even Andaz Apna Apna, for that matter. However, I am happy that Mansoor’s film has got its due credit.

read more

Salman Khan appreciates Nikhat Zareen for her first World Championship medal

Posted by on PP in

Nikhat Zareen has made the nation proud as the Indian boxer has gone to receive a gold medal in World Championship. Needless to say, congratulatory messages are pouring in from all quarters. Then how can Bollywood stay behind. B-town celebrities have already taken to social media to wish the sports star but what caught our attention was the banter of this sports winner with superstar Salman Khan.

Salman Khan appreciates Nikhat Zareen for her first World Championship medal

Nikhat Zareen confessed that she is a massive fan of Salman Khan and that it has always been a dream to meet him. Soon after her win, the actor tweeted a congratulatory message for her and she couldn’t stop gushing over the gesture of the superstar. When she responded to his tweet with a sweet message, Salman too in exchanged replied to the tweet with an inspirational message along with featuring his inside. Here, have a look at their banter:


Besides Salman Khan, other celebrities too took to Twitter to wish Nikhat Zareen for her latest achievement. It includes the likes of Amitabh Bachchan, Ajay Devgn, Madhuri Dixit, Virat Kohli, Shahid Kapoor, Anil Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra, Farhan Akhtar among others.

Also ReadSalman Khan begins Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali shoot with an action-packed scene in Mumbai

read more

Here’s why Bharti Singh wants Farah Khan to return on season 2 of The Khatra Khatra Show

Posted by on PP in

Under the reins of Bharti Singh, Haarsh Limbachiyaa and Friday Special Host Farah Khan, The Khatra Khatra Show on Voot has emerged as the one-stop destination for comedy and entertainment. With some of the biggest names in showbiz joining the “Khatra Khatra” bandwagon in each episode, the show has also had some interesting moments with celebs that has gone viral on social media. Now that the first season of the interactive comedy game show is nearing its conclusion, Bharti and Haarsh have announced that Farah Khan will be returning to the second season of the show as well, along with them!

Here’s why Bharti Singh wants Farah Khan to return on season 2 of The Khatra Khatra Show

In one of the latest episodes of the show, Bharti Singh and Haarsh Limbachiyaa took the audience by a wave of laughter when they revealed the reason behind wanting Farah Khan on board for The Khatra Khatra Show – Season 2. Bharti jokingly said, “Farah ma’am set pe bohot achcha khaana laati hai yaar,” to which, Haarsh continued sharing, “Jaise Khatta Aloo aur Junglee Mutton!”

The show featured some interesting celebrities from the film and television industry. From the famous couple Karan Kundra and Tejasswi Prakash to actress Ananya Panday, many guests were a part of the show. They sportingly participated in activities and also made some funny revelations during their conversation with the hosts. Knowing the comic timing of Farah Khan and Bharti Singh, the show often left the celebs and viewers in splits.

With Bharti confirming that Farah will be a part of the second season of the show, let’s see what the hosts have in store for the new season!

Also ReadDid Farah Khan just reveal that she had a crush on Ananya Panday’s father Chunky Pandey?

read more

When Mouni Roy opened up about her biggest childhood nightmare on the sets of DID L'il Masters

Posted by on PP in

Being one of the highest TRP rated shows in terms of dance, Dance India Dance has showcased some very talented dancers during the show. While the show has been on air for the past 13 years, Zee TV also launched yet another platform for children to show their passion for dance. And now DID L'il Masters is currently on Season 5 which also features Mouni Roy as the judge.

When Mouni Roy opened up about her biggest childhood nightmare on the sets of DID L'il Masters

Since its launch, viewers have been having a gala time watching the young dancing sensations put up some wonderful acts week after week. This Sunday, viewers are in for a treat as the contestants will be seen performing some delightful acts throughout the episode. While all the performances left the judges impressed during the shoot, Sadiya's spine-chilling performance to ’Main Koi Aisa Geet Gaoon’ caught everyone's attention. The 11-year-old kid performed as a joker, showcasing the funny side and the evil side of the clown through the act, and we have to say that she performed it very gracefully. Everyone was amazed by her performance, but Mouni Roy had a shocking revelation to make that left everyone stunned. After Sadiya's thrilling performance, the actress opened up about her biggest childhood nightmare, involving clowns.

Speaking about it Mouni said, "Sadiya's act literally spooked me. In fact, I still have goose bumps on my hands. Not many people know, but I have always been very afraid of jokers since my childhood. I belong to a small town, and whenever I used to visit the circus, people with painted faces used to scare me every single time."

Also ReadDID L’il Masters – Helen asks everyone to refrain from using the word ‘item’ for any song

read more

DID L'il Masters – Helen asks everyone to refrain from using the word ‘item’ for any song

Posted by on PP in

Since the launch of Zee TV's top-rated dance reality show DID L'il Masters Season 5 in March this year, viewers have been having a gala time watching the young dancing sensations put up some wonderful acts week after week. The viewers are in for a treat this weekend as veteran Bollywood actresses - Helen and Bindu - will be seen gracing the show. While the phenomenal performances by the talented youngsters impressed the judges as well as the special guests during the shoot, it was a poignant statement made by Helen that grabbed everyone’s attention. When host Jay Bhanushali asked the legendary actress about her view on item numbers, she said that giving solo dances such a term is derogatory and doesn’t give it the credit it deserves.

DID L'il Masters – Helen asks everyone to refrain from using the word ‘item’ for any song

Being one of the legendary dancers of all time, Helen said, “During our time, we used to make a lot of mythological stories and we used to incorporate dance sequences in between a few scenes. Because of that they were termed as ‘Solo Dances.’ As we moved towards modern forms of dance with nightclub backdrops, the term changed.  I feel calling any song or actress an item number or item girl is very unaesthetic. It doesn’t sound good. Nobody is an item here, and everyone is a working professional. I really feel we should not use the word ‘Item’ to refer to an actress or to any song.”

The statement of Helen is truly showcases her support for her female colleagues. We truly admire her candid nature and strong ideologies. Besides some pearls of wisdom from our veterans, the show is also expected to feature some exciting performances by the contestants.

DID L'il Masters airs on Zee TV on Saturdays and Sundays at 9 PM.

Also Read:  “Mugdha and I have turned into real-life sisters courtesy of Kumkum Bhagya,” mentions Aparna Mishra

read more

“Mugdha and I have turned into real-life sisters courtesy of Kumkum Bhagya,” mentions Aparna Mishra

Posted by on PP in

With new generations of actors taking over, like Ranbir (Krishna Kaul), Prachi (Mugdha Chapekar), Rhea (Tina Philip), Shahana (Aparna Mishra) and Aaliya (Reyhnaa Pandit), Zee TV’s popular fiction show, Kumkum Bhagya, remains to be one of the audience’s favorites. While all the stars have been working round the clock to keep their viewers entertained with the thrilling twist and turns in the show, it looks like Mugdha and Aparna have been having a gala time shooting with each other.

“Mugdha and I have turned into real-life sisters courtesy of Kumkum Bhagya,” mentions Aparna Mishra

The duo has been inseparable on the set and these on-screen sisters have started having a sibling sort of relationship, off-screens as well. In fact, Aparna recently mentioned that she trusts Mugdha so much, that she feels she places more faith in her than herself. She also believes that they share a strange connection where they can read each other’s minds easily. The actress cherishes her bond with Mugdha a lot and wishes nothing but the best for her.

Speaking about it, Aparna said“Being with Mugdha is like staying at a home, away from home. We have been shooting together for more than three years and now, we are like sisters. In fact, you can say that Mugdha and I have turned into real-life sisters, courtesy, Kumkum Bhagya. Right from eating together to watching movies and surprising each other, we love spending time together. We also share a really strange connection where without telling each other, we can guess what’s on each other’s minds. I absolutely trust her with all my secrets, even more than myself, and she loves me like a younger sister. It is actually remarkably similar to the bond we share on-screen as Prachi and Shahana, so it makes it even more special.”

While Aparna and Mugdha are bonding on the set like never before, looks like the upcoming twist in the Kumkum Bhagya tale is going to keep everyone at the edge of their seats.

Also ReadThe Kapil Sharma Show: Kangana Ranaut tells Kapil Sharma she doesn’t want to go to Hollywood; says we have enough talent here

read more

Cannes 2022: Meera Chopra steals the show in this glamorous gown as she walks with the team of her film Safed

Posted by on PP in

Amidst many celebrities, from Helly Shah to Deepika Padukone, the 75th Cannes Film Festival has been a treat for the Indian audiences. Besides the actresses, actors like R Madhavan and superstar Kamal Haasan too attended the prestigious festival at the French Riviera. And now, we hear Priyanka Chopra’s cousin Meera Chopra too walked the red carpet and it was for her film Safed. Accompanying her were the film’s team which included leading man Abhay Verma, director-writer Sandeep Singh, producer Vinod Bhanushali and co-producers Vishal Gurnani & Juhi Parekh Mehta.

Cannes 2022: Meera Chopra steals the show in this glamorous gown as she walks with the team of her film Safed

Meera Chopra made her debut appearance on the red carpet of Cannes in a glam avatar and needless to say, it left fashionistas awestruck. The actress opted for Sophie Couture ball gown with sequin work. The off shoulder gown added ample drama, so keeping up with it, she opted for a light makeup do and a simple ponytail hairstyle. Ruby and diamond earrings and matching necklace from the house of Blingvine finished off her debut red carpet appearance at the French Riviera. On the other hand, the men from the team of Safed, opted for a black tuxedo with white shirt. Director Sandeep Singh sported an all-black avatar with black shirt and bowtie.

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Meera Chopra (@meerachopra)

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Meera Chopra (@meerachopra)


On the other hand, yet another appearance was shared by the actress in an earlier post on Instagram. This one featured her in a shimmery gold ensemble with minimal accessories and makeup with an updo. Have a look:

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Meera Chopra (@meerachopra)

Safed stars actors Meera Chopra and Abhay Verma in the lead while it is written and directed by Sandeep Singh. The film is presented by Bhanushali Studios Limited and Legend Studios, and is produced by Vinod Bhanushali and Ajay Harinath Singh and co-produced by Kamlesh Bhanushali, Vishal Gurnani, Juhi Parekh Mehta and Zafar Mehdi.

Also ReadProducer Sandeep Singh makes his directorial debut with Safed starring Abhay Verma and Meera Chopra; first look to be unveiled at Cannes 2022

read more

Sasural Simar Ka 2 - What will be Yamini Devi’s next move?

Posted by on PP in

In last night’s episode, the Oswal family was seen recouping from the shocking revelation made by Yamini Devi. The latter not only announced that she is Gopi Oswal’s second wife but also that she has been working with Simar. Unaware of her identity, Simar considered her, her Guru and continued learning music under her wings. Moreover, Aarav confessed that he was the one who persuaded Simar to fulfill her dreams. What will Geetanjali Devi do?

Sasural Simar Ka 2 - What will be Yamini Devi’s next move?

In tonight’s episode, Aarav tries to get hold of Dhami and tries to choke her in his anger of ruining Badi Maa aka Geetanjali Devi’s birthday. But Vivaan sees him and stops him. Vivaan asks Aarav to calm down. He also informs him that Simar has left. Meanwhile, Simar and Aditi reach Narayan house. Simar goes to Samar’s room furiously. She asks him to leave her house immediately and a furious Samar packs and leaves. Simar cries in front of Matarani as she feels extremely guilty of hurting her Badi Maa. Geetanjali Devi goes to see Simar. She lovingly keeps her hand on her granddaughter-in-law’s head. She tells Simar that she is not upset with her and that she is free from the bad memories. On the hand, Yamini Devi hand over the ‘ganda bandhan’ to Samar out the Narayan house and tells him that the real war has just stared!

Does Geetanjali Devi know Yamini’s intentions? What will Yamini Devi do to destroy the Oswal family? Does Simar know that a war is brewing? Will she be able to save her beloved Aarav and her family before they are completely destroyed? Will Reena be able to support her sister in this battle?

To know more, watch ‘Sasural Simar Ka 2’, every Monday to Saturday at 6:30pm only on COLORS!

Also ReadSasural Simar Ka 2 – Will Geetanjali Devi forgive Simar and Aarav?

read more

Manoj Bajpayee interacted with 200 Jawans at CRPF Jharkhand sector

Posted by on PP in

Critically acclaimed matinee idol Manoj Bajpayee is in Jharkhand’s Gua for a film shoot. The three-time National awards winner who was also honoured with India's fourth-highest civilian honor Padma Shri, visited the CRPF jawans in Jharkhand.  Manoj Bajpayee, who is very active on social media and keeps his fans updated about his shoot life recently posted a video about his visit to CISF in Jharkhand.

Manoj Bajpayee interacted with 200 Jawans at CRPF Jharkhand sector

CRPF Jharkhand sector IG Rajiv Singh welcomed Manoj Bajpayee on his arrival at Gua to address the 200 jawans and have an interactive session with them followed by a dinner hosted by the IG & his family! The jawans enjoyed listening to their inspiration Manoj Bajpayee and asked many questions about struggles and how to keep oneself inspired & enthused even in a time of complete failure & darkness! Md Zeeshan Ayub also accompanied Manoj Bajpayee and was enthralled by the energy of the CRPF jawans and their hospitality!

Sharing a video on Instagram the actor wrote, “I extend my gratitude to @crpf_india Jharkhand sector & IG rajiv singh ki CRPF Ranchi for welcoming me & @mohdzeeshanayyub !! We had a great time interacting with the jawans !! Now #joram team moves to Barbil Odisha Jharkhand border to shoot the rest of the scenes ! @nakedindianfakir @tannishtha_c #SmitaDave”

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Manoj Bajpayee (@bajpayee.manoj)


Meanwhile, on the work front Manoj has several projects in the pipeline including the thriller drama Joram, directed by Devashish Makhija, Gulmohar by Rahul Chittella co-staring Sharmila Tagore, Amol Palekar, RSVP's Despatch directed by Kanu Behl, Abhishek Chaubeys’s film with Konkana Sen, Sayaji Shinde, Naseeruddin Shah.

Also Read: Manoj Bajpayee says Hindi filmmakers are scared of south films’ success; opens up on what Bollywood is lacking

read more