Taanaji: The Unsung Warrior

Ajay Devgn: Will wrap up ‘Taanaji: The Unsung Warrior’ in May

Actor Ajay Devgn says he will wrap up the shooting for his upcoming film ‘Taanaji: The Unsung Warrior’ in May.
Asked about the scenario where filmmakers are making movies on historical figures apart from Mughal Emperors like Akbar and Jahangir, he said: “We have read about Taanaji Malusare when we were in a school and now, the time is changing, where people are exploring different stories and characters who were popular figures in the history.

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“Now younger generation is aware that there are lots of historical figures on which we can make films apart from four or five historical figures,” added Ajay, who will be seen playing the title role of Subedar Taanaji Malusare, a military leader in Shivaji’s army.

Talking about the shooting of the film, he said: “By May this year, we will wrap up shooting of the film and it will be released in November.”

‘Taanaji: The Unsung Warrior’ is a period drama directed by Om Raut. It is co-produced by Ajay and Bhushan Kumar. The film is scheduled for a worldwide release on November 22.

The ‘Raid’ star is gearing up for the release of his forthcoming film ‘Total Dhamaal’, which is the third film in the comedy entertainer franchise ‘Dhamaal’. The second was ‘Double Dhamaal’. It is directed by Inder Kumar.

Asked what urged him to be a part of the comedy entertainer, he said: “It’s a two hour five minute film. I laughed so much when I heard script of this film for the first time so, I told Indra Kumar that if you make the film in same manner you have narrated its script to me then, I will do this film.”

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Sabaash Naidu

‘Sabash Naidu’ is on the cards, assures Shruti Haasan

It’s a well-known fact that Kamal Haasan and daughter Shruti teamed up for the trilingual comedy film ‘Sabash Naidu’, which was formally announced in 2016. After filming for months, the shooting came to a halt after Kamal Haasan suffered the fracture at his Chennai residence.

After recovering from the accident, Kamal went on to start his political party Makkal Needhi Maiam and has been busy with political commitments. Since then, ‘Sabash Naidu’ has been in the limbo. However, Shruti Haasan has now assured fans that she would start shooting for ‘Sabash Naidu’ soon. In a recent interview, Shruti has clarified that the film is definitely on the cards.

A spin-off of the popular character Balram Naidu from ‘Dasavatharam’, ‘Sabash Naidu’ will be directed by Kamal Haasan himself. The film will mark Shruti’s first film with daddy Haasan, while Akshara Haasan will reportedly work as an assistant director. Also starring Ramya Krishnan, Brahmanandam, Saurabh Shukla and Radha Ravi in pivotal roles, ‘Sabash Naidu’ will have music by maestro Ilaiyaraaja.

Meanwhile, Kamal Haasan’s latest outing ‘Vishwaroopam 2’ has opened to mixed response from critics and audience alike. Despite high expectations, the film has turned out to be a damp squib at the box office.

Pashmina

Pashmina is a four-part anthology film, a series of interlocking tales involving four different people Posha. Gulzar, Kanwal and Nargis told through the point of view of a young Kashmiri girl who works at a Pashmina loom.

Director:

Danish Renzu

Writers:

Sunayana Kachroo (additional writer), Sunayana Kachroo (dialogue)

Stars:

Ali Fazal, Dulquer Salmaan, Shweta Tripathi |

Made in China

Rajkummar Rao, Mouni Roy share first look of Made in China. See it here

Riding high on the success of Stree and Gold, Rajkummar Rao and Mouni Roy have shared the first look of their upcoming film, Made in China.

Stars Rajkummar Rao and Mouni Roy have commenced filming of their upcoming film, Made in China. They marked the occasion by sharing the first look of their characters from the film, a comedy meant to capitalise on the growing Chinese box office market.

The tweet shared by both Rajkummar – who is riding on the success of Stree – and Mouni Roy – who made her Bollywood debut opposite Akshay Kumar in Gold – shows their characters, a struggling Gujarati businessman called Raghu and Rukmini, his feisty wife.

Producer Dinesh Vijan, who witnessed firsthand the importance of the Chinese market with his film Hindi Medium, told Mumbai Mirror, “The story of a struggling but ambitious businessman is so relatable and Raj and Mouni have distinct looks that are true to the film’s fabric. The shoot is going well even though we were filming in Ahmedabad’s Old City over the weekend. The gallis are so narrow that cars can’t pass through. The actors had to be ferried to the location, Lakshmi Narayan Pol, quietly in autorickshaws because after Stree, Raj is quite the rage here.”

Speaking about the decision to cast popular TV star Mouni Roy in the film, Vijan had previously told Hindustan Times, “We wanted someone who’d connect with the heartland and Mouni, a typical Indian beauty, has a huge fan following. She has a strong personality but gentle eyes and is a good dancer which is essential for the role as her character has a passion for classical Indian dance having learnt it. She has started working on her Gujarati dialect.”

Under the direction of Gujarati filmmaker Mikhil Musale, the crew will head off to China next month for the second schedule, before finishing up in Mumbai. Made in China has been scheduled for an Independence Day 2019 release. Another film about a small-town couple starting a small business, Sui Dhaaga, starring Varun Dhawan and Anushka Sharma, will be released on September 28.

 

 

Jabariya Jodi

JABARIYA JODI – Sidharth Malhotra gets nostalgic about Hasee Toh Phasee days with co-star Parineeti Chopra

The two played an adorable couple in Hasee Toh Phasee and since then we haven’t got an opportunity to see the onscreen Jodi of Sidharth Malhotra and Parineeti Chopra on the big screen. But we will soon get a chance to see them together and it will be in Jabariya Jodi. Sidharth, who has already kicked off the film with Pari long time ago, turned nostalgic whilst shooting with the actress and reminisced about the old days.

Well, the proof for the same is the post shared by Sidharth Malhotra. The actor took to Instagram to share this collage of him and Parineeti Chopra during Hasee Toh Phasee days along with another picture of him shooting with the actress for Jabariya Jodi. And going by the picture, we can definitely say that we can’t wait to see them recreate their onscreen chemistry in this fun rom-com.

Sidharth Malhotra shared this picture saying, “Then and now! Celebrating 5 years of #HaseeTohPhasee, and looking ahead to our crazy, energetic, mad journey of #JabariyaJodi. So much has changed, and yet everything is still the same! @parineetichopra.”

However, let us tell you that their characters in both these films are expected to be drastically different. While Sidharth Malhotra played a struggling businessman in Hasee Toh Phasee, he plays a gangster in this forthcoming romantic comedy. On the other hand, Parineeti, who was a scientist in the 2014 film, will be seen as a bold and bindass girl in the Prashant Singh directorial.

Jabariya Jodi, which is expected to be a quirky take on the groom kidnapping which is rampant in North India, is expected to hit the big screens during the summer. The film is scheduled to release on May 17.

 

 

Kizie Aur Manny

Sushant Singh Rajput film ‘Kizie Aur Manny’ renamed ‘Dil Bechara’
Mukesh Chhabra’s movie stars Sushant Singh Rajput and Sanjana Sanghi.

Mukesh Chhabra’s Kizie Aur Manny has been renamed Dil Bechara, producer Fox Star Studios announced on Friday. The official adaptation of John Green’s 2012 novel The Fault in Our Stars is headlined by Sushant Singh Rajput and Sanjana Sanghi. Chhabra, a well-known casting director for Hindi films, makes his directorial debut with Dil Bechara.

The source novel and the 2014 screen adaptation, about terminally ill cancer patient Hazel who falls in love with an amputee, Augustus, are centred on teenagers. The Hollywood movie, directed by Josh Boone, starred Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort.

The Hindi version has music by AR Rahman, and the new title has been inspired by Amitabh Bhattacharya’s lyrics for one of the tracks, a Mumbai Mirror report revealed. Saif Ali Khan is also a part of the cast, and will most probably play the author Peter Van Houten, whose novel features a character who resembles Hazel, the report added.

The production has been dogged by sexual harassment allegations. Chhabra was briefly taken off the project after being accused of harassing unnamed women in 2018. He was reinstated after he was reportedly cleared by an internal inquiry. Sanjana Sanghi denied media reports that she had been harassed by Sushant Singh Rajput on the movie sets. Dil Bechara will be released sometime this year.

 

 

Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy

  • On Jagapathi Babu’s birthday, Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy makers unveil first look of actor from the film

The makers of the Chiranjeevi starrer film titled Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy unveiled the first look of Jagapathi Babu’s character from the film on his birthday. Scroll down to know more.

 

Megastar Chiranjeevi will soon be seen in Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy, which is one of the most awaited films of the year and fans have been eagerly waiting to see the star grace the silver screen and set the stage on fire with his intense acting. The makers of the film have started a new trend of unveiling the first look of the actors from the film on their respective birthdays. While on actor Vijay Sethupathi birthday the makers unveiled his first look as Raaja Paandi, today as Jagapathi Babu turned a year older, the makers treated his fans by dropping his first look also.

Konidela Pro Company, which has bankrolled the film, took to their twitter handle to share the south Indian actor’s first look. The caption read, “Wishing the versatile actor @IamJagguBhai a very Happy Birthday. Here’s the dynamic look of #VeeraReddy from #SyeRaaNarasimhaReddy.”

Previously, the makers of Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy unveiled the look of actors including Kichcha Sudeep, Amitabh Bachchan, Nayanthara, and Tamannaah on their respective birthdays. Check it out below.

The plot of Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy takes us back in time to the British era of the 1800s. The story is loosely based on freedom fighter Uyyalawada Narasimha Reddy hailing from Andhra Pradesh, who waged war against the British back in the 1800s.

On the other hand, actor Jagapathi Babu has made his presence felt in movies like Aravinda Sametha Veera RaghavaSrimanthuduNannaku PremathoRangasthalamPulimurugan and many more.

Luka Chuppi 2019

Luka Chuppi song Photo: Kartik Aaryan and Kriti Sanon’s romantic number is perfect for Valentine’s Day [VIDEO]

Kartik Aaryan and Kriti Sanon’s romantic number from Luka Chuppi, Photo, is finally out! This is definitely one hot number for Valentine’s Day. Watch it right here!

Kartik Aaryan and Kriti Sanon’s Luka Chuppi is all set to release another song from their film. After Poster Lagwa Do and Coca Cola, the makers had announced Photo as the next song. It’s a romantic number from the film and has been originally penned by Karan Sehmbi. Tanishk Bagchi has recreated the music for Luka Chuppi. Speaking about the song, producer Dinesh Vijan told Bombay Times, “Photo has a timeless melody. It’s a beautiful expression of love, which has been enhanced further by the chemistry that Kriti and Kartik share on screen. Sometimes, an X-Factor is created when two people come together, and this song just makes you want to fall in love again.”

We totally love this number and we’re eagerly waiting for the film to hit the screens. The film revolves around a couple who are in love with each other and decide to leave each other. But things take an upside-down twist when they are forced to pretend that they are married in front of their families. The trailer was out last month and fans are excited to watch this film. It has been directed by Laxman Utekar. It also stars Aparshakti Khurrana, Pankaj Tripathi and Vinay Pathak in it.

Now that’s one romantic number, isn’t it? Fans are going gaga over it on social media already and for all the right reasons. Luka Chuppi releases on March 1, 2019. Stay tuned with us for more updates here.

 

Dabangg 3

Malaika Arora OUT from Salman Khan-Arbaaz Khan’s Dabangg 3? Is Arjun Kapoor to be blamed?

Guess who’s said to be replacing Malaika Arora as ‘Munni’ in Salman Khan’s Dabangg 3. Read on…

A lot is being speculated about Salman Khan being miffed with Malaika Arora, his ex sister-in-law, ever since her relationship with Arjun Kapoor has come in the public eye. Say for that matter, the other day there were also reports on how although Arbaaz is trying to remain cordial with Malaika despite getting divorced but Salman Khan doesn’t want Malaika to be associated with his family in any way and that he’s made it very clear that he will also never associate with Arjun Kapoor and Boney Kapoor in the future again…

Of course, all of this is just another gossip doing the rounds of B-town and there’s no clarity on whatsoever the actual equation between Malaika, Arjun and the Khan family is. However, adding fuel to the fire, now a report in Filmbeat also carried by Pinkvilla and various other websites suggests that Salman has further decided to NOT approach Malaika aka Munni for an item number in Dabangg 3. Yes…turns out he is instead keen on having Kareena Kapoor Khan to step into her shoes and pull off a sizzling item number just like how she had sizzled as the Fevicol girl in Dabangg 2…

It’s left to see how much of this turns out to be true. Stay tuned to this space as we bring you more updates. PS: Sonakshi Sinha had recently expressed her excitment on reuniting with Salman with Dabangg 3. “I am very excited to begin shoot of Dabangg 3. After the release of Dabangg and Dabangg 2, we took a long break. Now we will begin shooting of Dabangg 3. I have started my film journey with Dabangg so it’s like a homecoming for me so, I am very excited”, quoted the actress in interaction with IANS.

Kick 2

Kick 2: Salman Khan starrer to release on Christmas 2019

Sajid Nadiadwala has announced the sequel to his hit 2014 film, the Salman Khan starrer, Kick. Yes, Devil is back in Kick 2! It is a happy news for all Salman Khan fans.

Here is a happy news for all Salman Khan fans. Sajid Nadiadwala has announced the sequel to his hit 2014 film Kick. Yes, Devil is back in Kick 2! Kick featured Salman Khan, Jacqueline Fernandez and Randeep Hooda in the lead roles and Nawazuddin Siddiqui played the antagonist in the film.

The official announcement of Kick 2 reads as, “The wait is over! #DEVILisBACK!! #SajidNadiadwala’s Kick 2 starring @BeingSalmanKhan releases Christmas 2019. @WardaNadiadwala.” An announcement poster was also shared.

In 2014, filmmaker Sajid Nadiadwala became the first director whose debut film entered the Rs 200 crore club. More information on Kick 2 is awaited but some early reports suggest that Salman Khan might be seen in a double role in this Nadiadwala directorial.

In 2019, Salman Khan will have two releases. A patriotic-action film Bharat and another one being Kick 2.

Salman will be seen next in Race 3, which is set to hit cinema halls on Eid 2018. Salman Khan will also be producing his brother-in-law Aayush Sharma’s debut film titled Loverati. The actor recently introduced the film’s lead female actor, a newcomer Warina Hussain.