Sonakshi Sinha and her brothers Luv and Kussh start a production house (05:33 PM October 24th)
The era gone by saw many A-listers turning producers after their films achieved stupendous success at the box office. But now, the younger brigade is way too quick in taking decisions. Actors like Ranbir Kapoor and Anushka Sharma have already entered the film production arena and the latest entrant is Sonakshi Sinha.
However, the actress wonSalman Khan to play football in Prem Ratan Dhan Payo (02:54 PM October 24th)
In a bid to revive few classic moments from Hum Aapke Hain Koun
, the makers have decided to use one of the popular scenes in the upcoming film Prem Ratan Dhan Payo
. With the season of football fever spreading like wild fire and Salman Khan's love for sports, we hear that Sooraj Barjatya has decided to use the opportunity to show Salman Khan playing football in the song sequence of the film.
Remember the way the families bond over the game of cricket in the song 'Dhik Tana Dhik Tana'
? The makers are attempting to do something similar. In fact, it is being said that this song which will be picturized on Salman Khan, Sonam Kapoor, Swara Bhaskar, Anupam Kher and Deepak Dobriyal along with others and it will be an extravagant affair. The track which will be composed by Himesh Reshammiya is said to be a peppy number and is choreographed by Ahmed Khan.
Produced by Fox Star Studios and Rajshri Productions, Prem Ratan Dhan Payo
also stars Neil Nitin Mukesh, Armaan Kohli, Sanjay Mishra among others and it is slated to release on November 1, 2015.Anurag Kashyap to do a Hollywood film (02:25 PM October 24th)
Anurag Kashyap's magnum opus Bombay Velvet
has been postponed but the filmmaker is gearing up for his next project and interestingly it will be a Hollywood venture.
Though Anurag firmly maintains that the scripting of this Hollywood film is still in a preliminary stage, we hear that this film will be a dark crime thriller. However, Anurag Kashyap mentioned that his next will be a big project and a lot of development is happening currently on it but he refused to divulge any more details. We also hear that the film will go on floor in July next year and will be produced by a western studio and it will be extensively shot abroad.
Right now, Anurag Kashyap maintained that he wants to focus only on Bombay Velvet
which is a period thriller shot in Sri Lanka. The film which is based on Bombay in the 60s has gone on floor and almost half of the film has been completed.
Produced by Fox Star Studios and Phantom Productions, Bombay Velvet
stars Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, Karan Johar, Raveena Tandon among others and it is slated to release in May 2015.Censor Board has now incorporated anti drinking warning for films (12:15 PM October 24th)
While the team of Ugly
has been fighting a legal battle for months over the anti smoking warning, now Censor Board has added yet another rule adding to the woes of the makers. CBFC has now apparently decided to feature an anti-drinking warning in the film.
However, this move has left many filmmakers miffed. On one hand some filmmakers claim it to be 'disturbing' and accused the Censor Board of immature behavior. In fact, from what we hear, the said warning will also be featured in Happy New Year
. This decision is said to be taken by Rahul Vaidya, the Regional Officer who is currently heading the team of censor board after CEO Rakesh Kumar was dismissed on alleged corruption charges.
Moreover, it is also being said that it is not an arbitrary decision but it has always been a part of the guidelines and hence every film is obliged to follow it.
No Deepika Ranveer at Sanjay Bhansalis surprise Diwali party Priyanka turns up with infected eyes (12:03 PM October 24th)
When Priyanka Chopra's eye infection decided to play the villain in the shooting of Bajirao Mastani
, director Sanjay Leela Bhansali wasted no time in quickly organizing a Diwali party at his home on Wednesday night.
The red-eye ailment didn't dampen Priyanka's spirits. Not only did she show up for SLB's surprise Diwali party she stayed on till the end, bonding with the other star-attraction of the evening Kangna Ranaut till the end of the party.
However SLB's third-favourite Deepika Padukone couldn't make it as she was in Dubai attending the premiere of her new release Happy New Year
While the other major Diwali parties of the film industry this year were held on Thursday, SLB's impromptu Wednesday-night party at his residence was clearly a clutter-breaker.
Says a source close to SLB, "On Thursday night, that's on Diwali night, all of Bollywood attends the parties at the Bachchans and Aamir Khan. SLB didn't want a clash. He chose a quieter Wednesday night for his party and that too because his shooting got cancelled."
Nari Hira and Ekta Kapoor also hosted their Diwali party on Wednesday night.
Ekta's party was attended by Sonakshi Sinha and Shraddha Kapoor. We hear the two are front-runners for the female lead in Ekta Kapoor - Bhagat's adaptation of Chetan Bhagat's Half Girlfriend
Pooja Bhatt Sanjay Bhansali dread Diwali for their pets (06:24 AM October 23rd)
Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Pooja Bhatt are among the many members of the film fraternity who intend to flee Mumbai on Diwali night for the sake of their petrified pets.
SLB's pet canine Popo who is like a son to him, gets so traumatized by the burst of firecrackers every Diwali that he needs to be held down and comforted all through the night. This year Bhansali intends to take time off from his grueling shooting of Bajirao Mastani
and head to Lonavla to his farm house with his pet.
Pooja Bhatt who has a wide array of pets at home isn't sure she can get away. Diwali, for her, is not an occasion of happiness on account of her pets.
Says Pooja, "I have four cats and two dogs at home who shiver and cower and hide under the bed as the firecrackers start during Diwali. It is heartbreaking to see them that way. I feel helpless. I can't do anything to ease their agony except wait for the noise to end."
I havent directed Zid - Vivek Agnihotri (06:24 AM October 23rd)
The last few days, there was the typical 'yes-yes-no-no' game which was played between the makers of the film Zid
. This happened as a certain section of the media reported that the film's director Vivek Agnihotri had walked out of the project, due to creative differences. However, the film's producer Anubhav Sinha at that point denied the fall-out stating that "Vivek Agnihotri is very much a part of the film." This was followed up with the release of the film's poster with Vivek Agnihotri being credited as the director.
Though when we spoke to Vivek Agnihotri after the poster launch, he said that he is not the director of the film and he had left the film months ago. Says Vivek, "Anubhav Sinha is also a good friend of mine and stays in the same building. He was stuck with the film (Zid
) and had asked me to do it. The film which 'I was making' was a psychological thriller. After I did one schedule, Anubhav printed some posters of the film. Later, he asked me to convert the film into an erotic thriller, something which I totally disagreed to do. After that, I had a word with him and eventually walked out of the film. This incident is something which had happened almost seven months back. After that, I even told him to not put my name on the posters. But it was totally his choice to do so. But, as far as I am concerned, I am totally out of the film. I am even clueless about how the film has shaped up. You tell me, how I can own a film, which I haven't finished it completely."
When probed further, Vivek opened up a bit more saying, "The most crucial scenes of the film with one major song are being done by them. Even the star cast was brought in (signed up) to be a part of a psychological thriller and not an erotic thriller. Of the star cast, the film's heroine Barbie Handa is my discovery, who is a name to watch out for in the days to come. Whatever I have shot with her, she has done a fantastic job. Earlier, Anubhav had even sent me an email stating that I (Vivek) will be disassociating with the film. After that, he said that he will come and meet me, which never happened. All said and done, I have nothing against him (Anubhav) or the film. I just want people to know that I am out of the film. I wish Anubhav all the best and let him, in whatever way, promote it. All that I want to say is that I am out of the film on moral grounds."
Salman Khan makes an appearance on Satyamev Jayate (05:46 PM October 22nd)
Few weeks before 'Satyamev Jayate' went on air, Aamir Khan had spoken about the change in the format of the show where he revealed that Bollywood celebrities will be making an appearance in each episode of the show. The actor had further mentioned that this will not be to add glamour value but their presence will be related to the issue that will be discussed in the episode. Now, the upcoming episode of the reality show will have Salman Khan coming as a guest.
Apparently, according to the latest promo of 'Satyamev Jayate', one of the fans of Salman Khan makes a request to meet Salman in order to express his gratitude over a help that was given by the actor years ago. Aamir Khan introduces the fan to Salman Khan and tells him to thank Salman Khan as much as he wants for the favour.
Salman Khan is known for the various charitable work that he does through his NGO Being Human. The actor also had started a new initiative on his Twitter handle where he was giving away employment to the educated but unemployed youth of India through his website. Moreover, with Narendra Modi challenging the actor to participate in the cleanliness drive, Salman Khan gladly obliged to it and uploaded the photos of the initiative on the social networking sites.
Ali Fazal in Vishwaas Pandyas Baa Baa Black Sheep (04:17 PM October 22nd)
Exploring and experimenting in Bollywood, Ali Fazal was last seen in Sonali Cable
which released last week. The actor, who has even done a cameo in Fast & Furious 7
, is now getting prepared for a black comedy titled Baa Baa Black Sheep
The script for the film is written and directed by Vishwaas Pandya, son of Jayendra Pandya who has produced popular films like Namak Haram
starring Rajesh Khanna and Amitabh Bachchan among others. Excited about working with Ali Fazal, Pandya mentioned that he required a very talented actor who can play the role of a guy who is innocent and has style at the same time. Ali Fazal's character name in the film will be Baba.
The other details including the leading lady are yet to be finalized. Baa Baa Black Sheep
also stars Anupam Kher and Annu Kapoor in prominent roles and it is slated to go on floor in December. The film will be extensively shot abroad.
Subhash Ghai denies selling Khalnayak rights to Bhansali (03:58 PM October 22nd)
A news report that Subhash Ghai's Khalnayak
, the 1993 ominous thriller about a terrorist on the run which was released when the leading man Sanjay Dutt was imprisoned, will be remade by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, turns out to be completely false.
Sources say that Bhansali who has just started shooting his ambitious historical Bajirao Mastani
has no time or attention for any other project.
Two of Ghai's blockbusters Hero
and Ram Lakhan
have been purchased to be remade by Salman Khan and Karan Johar, respectively.
While welcoming the move by eminent filmmakers to revamp his successful films, Ghai says, "I respect Sanjay Leela Bhansali as a unique filmmaker who has also proved himself as an independent producer with Rowdy Rathore
and Mary Kom
. But I have not made up my mind about selling the remake rights of Khalnayak
. Let's wait and see. Having said that, I must admit I feel honoured when my past movies are being considered by my filmmaker-friends for remakes, as they are still seen to be contemporary in content and characterization."
Subhash Ghai says he is not opposed to the idea of remaking his films. "My door is open for all serious-minded filmmakers. And if destiny wills it, more of my films would be remade."
Sneak peek: The making of Khoobsurat (05:57 PM September 18th)
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