Vir Das to star in Ajay Devgns Shivaay (04:48 PM November 20th)
Vir Das who is known for his comedy roles in films like Revolver Rani, Go Goa Gone, Shaadi Ke Side Effects
among others is all set to star in Ajay Devgn's ambitious project Shivaay
and from what we hear, it will be different from his other roles.
Vir Das started off in the entertainment industry as a standup comedian. While he received many offers related to the same genre, the actor had recently revealed that he wanted to experiment with other roles. Whilst his first serious role will be in the film October 31
where he plays the role of a Sikh, the actor will be seen in an action packed role in Shivaay. Though the details of his character in the film are being under wraps, it is being said that he will be seen doing some high octane stunts.
On the other hand, Vir is currently busy with his comedy shows in U.S and will be joining the cast and crew of Shivaay
in December. The film, produced and directed by Ajay Devgn, also marks the debut of Sayesha, grandniece of Saira Banu and Dilip Kumar.Purab Kohli to be a father soon to be blessed with a baby girl (01:57 PM November 20th)Rock On
fame Purab Kohli is all set to be a father as he announced the pregnancy of his fiance, Lucy Payton, a yoga and meditation teacher. The baby is due on December 13 and Purab who is currently shooting for Rock On 2
in Shillong will soon fly to UK to welcome his little angel.
Excited about turning a father, Purab mentioned that Lucy called up to surprise him with the news of her pregnancy and she also further stated that the baby is a little girl. Revealing that he always wanted to have a baby girl, Purab also added that they are well prepared for the baby and they have even listed a few names for her. On the other hand, Purab who was supposed to tie the knot with Lucy has decided to postpone their wedding. The actor maintained that they will be arranging the wedding only after their baby girl turns a year older.
Purab Kohli will soon be back in Mumbai in January prior to the release of Airlift
, after which he will continue with Rock On 2
. On the other hand, his fiancee Lucy will join him after their baby turns a few months older.Kriti Kharbanda Gaurav Arora to star with Emraan Hashmi in Raaz Rebooted (12:53 PM November 20th)
Unlike the previous installments of the horror franchise Raaz
, this time around, the Bhatts have decided to opt for a different approach when it comes to the casting of the film. They have signed Kriti Kharbanda and Gaurav Arora as the leads along with Emraan Hashmi.
Few months ago, Vikram Bhatt stated that he wanted to take the Raaz
franchise to the next level and they had already roped in Emraan Hashmi as one of the protagonists in the film. However, while three of its previous installments had popular actresses like Bipasha Basu and Kangna Ranaut, this time around, it is Kriti Kharbanda who will be making her Bollywood debut with this horror series. Kriti debuted in the Indian entertainment industry in 2009 with the Telugu film Boni
and has since then been a popular name down South.
On the other hand, model turned actor Gaurav Arora will be debuting as the lead in Vikram Bhatt's other film Love Games: Loving Dangerously
alongside Patralekha and Tara Alisha Berry.
is all set to go on floor in January and a major portion of the film will be shot in Romania.Shah Rukh Khans Red Chillies inks deal with MSM for TV rights for Dilwale (12:30 PM November 20th)
is already creating a lot of buzz owing to its star power, the film has earned yet another string of profit on its television rights. Apparently, Red Chillies, the production house owned by Shah Rukh Khan has entered into a strategic alliance with MSM (Multi Screen Media) for the television rights of the film.
Sony Entertainment Media (owned by MSM) which already holds the rights of Shah Rukh Khan's all time blockbuster Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge
, co-starring Kajol has now collaborated with Red Chillies for the satellite rights of Dilwale
and has sealed the deal worth Rs. 60 crore. While the details are still unknown, we hear that this alliance also includes two to three other projects that come up to Rs. 220 crore.
Confirming the same, NP Singh, CEO, Multi Screen Media said, "Over the last 20 years that we've been in the industry, we've served some of the best cinema and general entertainment to viewers worldwide. As a network, our focus remains aligned to becoming the first choice in television and digital entertainment. Towards that end, this alliance of MSM and Red Chillies is expansive and pans a spectrum of co-produced content not only across television and digital but also films. Moreover, this partnership adds to MSM's already extensive library of blockbuster films."
On the other hand, Venky Mysore, CEO, Red Chillies Entertainments Pvt Ltd added, "Red Chillies has consistently pushed the boundaries across the spectrum, creating and producing entertaining content and ensuring it engages audiences worldwide on all the different platforms. In a first for us, we are entering into a partnership with MSM, that will explore content production across different platforms - TV, digital and films."
Prior to this, it was revealed that the music rights of Dilwale were sold for whopping Rs. 19 crore to Sony Music.
Directed and produced by Rohit Shetty along with Red Chillies, Dilwale
stars Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Varun Dhawan, Kriti Sanon among others and is slated to release on December 18.Aamir Khan to travel with his trainer to America (11:18 AM November 20th)
Aamir is now likely to travel soon to the US for further physical training. Confirming this, a source from the film's core team says, "Aamir now needs to get back into shape to play the younger version of his character. He won't be able to do it peacefully in Mumbai. There will be constant media attention on his weight. So we are planning to get him back into shape in the US."
Aamir will be accompanied by his physical trainer Rahul Bhatt. It's not been decided when the actor takes off for the US. But according to sources he needs at least a month to lose all the flab. For a month Mahesh Bhatt's son Rahul Bhatt was in Ludhiana for Aamir Khan's physical training in Nitesh Tiwari's Dangal
. Now Rahul will accompany Aamir to the US. The invitation, says a source, came directly from Aamir. "He knows Rahul from the time he, Rahul, was a child hanging around on his dad Mahesh Bhatt Saab's set of Dil Hai Ki Manta Nahin
. Rahul grew up to one of the finest physical trainers in Mumbai. So when Aamir needed to develop two distinct body types for his wrestler's character, he immediately thought of Rahul," says a source close to Dangal
. Rahul flew off to Ludhiana where he is stationed along with Aamir at the Radisson hotel where Aamir is stationed.
Says the source, "Aamir trained with Rahul for approximately 90 minutes every day. It was very intense training. The rigorous exercises involved Myofibril-based strength work-outs. Aamir wastraining with Rahul for his bulky look when his character is 45-years old. Now he needs to train to look 25. For both the looks, Rahul Bhatt has worked out a very strict and focused exercise regime for Aamir.Anupam Kher signs Hollywood film with Gerard Butler (02:08 PM November 19th)
After 'having worked with the legendary actors like Robert De Niro and Bradley Cooper in his Hollywood outing Silver Linings Playbook
, the iconic actor Anupam Kher will now be seen in yet another Hollywood film which will have the Hollywood star Gerard Butler as his co-star. He will be seen in the role of an Indian-American oncologist. The film will be directed by Mark Williams, written by Bill Dubuque and is being co-produced by Gerard Butler.
Speaking about the film, Anupam Ker said that after Silver Linings Playbook
, this film was the most powerful script that he had read. He added that he had started shooting for the film in Toronto, Canada. He also added that Gerard was a great actor and a fun guy to work with.
Besides Anupam Kher and Gerard Butler, the yet-untitled film also stars Alison Brie, Willem Dafoe, Alfred Molina and others.Sonakshi Sinha to launch her debut single (12:08 PM November 19th)
Amidst many actresses who are discovering their new found love for music, yet another actress who is all set to join the league is Sonakshi Sinha. However, unlike Alia Bhatt and Shraddha Kapoor who explored their vocal skills in their films by lending their voice for their own songs, Sonakshi Sinha decided to start off as a musician with her own single.
Sonakshi Sinha, who is busy with film commitments, recently recorded her own single 'Ishqoholic
', a hip hop youthful number written by Kumaar and composed by Meet Bros. The actress will be collaborating with T-Series for her single and the music video. Bhushan Kumar, head honcho of T-Series who is glad to be associated with Sonakshi's debut single said, "Sonakshi has a beautiful voice and the song has turned out to be very likeable and easy to hum. I am so glad we got a chance to work on something which binds the world together - music. 'Ishqoholic
' will make her fans see the unseen, unheard side of her and cherry on the top is that they will hear her rap too. The song will welcome Sonakshi to the music world easily."
An excited Sonakshi says, "The video for the song will be shot later this month, by Gifty whom I have worked with on the 'Desi Kalakaar
' number along with Yo Yo Honey Singh."Bajirao Mastani new promo to be a big screen experience all set to be unveiled tomorrow (12:00 PM November 19th)
Big things happen to big films. No wonder, for an affair like Bajirao Mastani
, nothing less than a major screening is being planned. The starting point is the launch of the new promo which is all set to be unveiled tomorrow. To make its scale, setting and grandeur count, the makers (Eros) have invited select guests to have a dekko at Sanjay Leela Bhansali's vision unfold at a multiplex screen in Mumbai.
"Yes, a major event has been planned," informs our source, "The film is easily one of the biggest ever to have come out of the country. It is also the most lavish and mega affair from Bhansali and has complete backing from Eros. While the teaser was revealed many months back, it is time now for the promo to be launched, what with less than 30 days remaining for the film's release."
The highlight of the promo is set to be its action sequences.
"True," the source continues, "While the teaser gave more than just a glimpse of what to expect, there would be a lot more on display in the full length theatrical promo when it comes to the expansive action that has been designed. Bhansali has an eye for action, even though inherently his films are love stories. With Bajirao Mastani
, he has further excelled himself. The scale and the vision has to be experienced to be believed."
No wonder, the promo is being termed as a true big screen experience.
"It would be time to feast on the promo which is rich. The big bosses are quite happy with what they see and all questions around the film's big screen appeal would be answered once the frames start unfolding," an insider adds.
The event would be headed by Bhansali and would have Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone in attendance along with the bigwigs from Eros. One waits to see if Priyanka Chopra manages to make it for the event.
"It is doubtful since she is busy with Quantico shoot," the insider adds, "She has hectic arrangements down there and it would be impractical to expect her flying down for the event. Let's see, if time permits, she may just make an appearance for the video conference. However, none of that is confirmed for now. It is pretty much a wait and watch moment for all."
As for the wait when it comes to Bajirao Mastani
promo launch, it would be over tomorrow.Yuvraj-Hazel come clean about their relationship when will Ranveer-Deepika go public (11:51 AM November 19th)
After Harbhajan Singh, it is time for another national-level cricketer to hitch his wagon with a starlet.
While Harbhajan's chosen one is Geeta Basra (last seen as Gippy Grewal's tyrannical ex-wife in Second-Hand Husband
), Yuvraj Singh's choice is intriguing. Hazel Keech is a Bollywood starlet of British origin whose main claim to fame is her role as Kareena Kapoor's foxy friend in Bodyguard
who walks off with Salman Khan in the end. Hazel also performed an item song in a long-forgotten film Maximum
where she danced to the chartbuster 'Aa anthe amlapuram
During the shooting of Bodyguard
, Hazel was seen in Salman's company and she was rumored to be his latest firangi flame. Salman and Hazel completely denied these rumours.
In 2013, Hazel went into 'Bigg Boss
' and came out within two weeks fuming about the lack of inadequate food, water and hygiene in the 'Bigg Boss' house.
Both Geeta Basra and Hazel Keech have been virtually pulled out of oblivion by the marriage announcement. Strangely, neither couple was willing to admit to their relationship even when the whole world could see they were together. One sees Virat Kohli playing the same 'pretend' game supposedly because an announcement of a relationship would affect Anushka Sharma's career (more than it's already affected by Bombay Velvet
Now, one sees Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone playing the same game of hide and seek. At the Diwali party at the Bachchans, Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone arrived together but tried to hide from the media.
Said a star-guest, "They were very much together. But they tried to duck every time they saw a media person. I couldn't understand it. Either you are together or not together. If you are, why hide it?"Rivalry be damned Bhansali-SRK bond big at the Bachchan bash (11:35 AM November 19th)
The world and its favourite paparazzi may bitch about askew relations between filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali and superstar Shah Rukh Khan. The fact is, they are the best of friends even though the world around them would love to see them fight over their respective film Bajirao Mastani
Evidence of the SLB-SRK dosti was on full display at the Bachchans' Diwali party.
According to a star-guest at the Diwali bash, "Bhansali and Shah Rukh bonded big time at the Bachchans' on Diwali. When they met, they hugged one another and were seen locked in serious conversation for a good half an hour. Shah Rukh congratulated SLB on the songs of Bajirao Mastani
and Bhansali expressed happiness over the trailer of Dilwale
According to those in the know, the two buddies have promised one another there won't be any backbiting and bitching about one another's film.
Says a reliable source. "SLB and SRK are not going to fall into the trap this time of getting into a slinging match as they did in 2007 Diwali when Saawariya
and Om Shanti Om
were released simultaneously. Their films are coming together. But sorry, there will no fireworks between Bhansali and SRK this Christmas."10 Bollywood movies with the strongest female lead (02:25 PM October 30th)
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