After Kapil Sharma Riteish Deshmukh cast as lead in Yash Raj Films Bank Chor (04:08 PM July 9th)
A while back it was headlines that comedian Kapil Sharma had opted out of his Bollywood debut film Bank Chor
. While speculation has been rife about the reasons behind his opting out we hear that Riteish Deshmukh has been roped in to replace Kapil.
Announcing the same YRF has decided to really scale up the Y-Films project by bringing in Riteish, who has one of the most successful track records in the industry. Bank Chor
is scheduled to go on the floors immediately and is planned for an early 2015 release.
Added Riteish, "Loved the script. Loved the character. Loved the team. I've always liked to push the envelope with the choices I make. This film allows me to potentially rip it apart. Watch out there's a new Bank-Chor
Speaking on the same, Ashish Patil, Business & Creative Head, Youth Films, Brand Partnerships & Talent Management at Yash Raj Films, "Riteish is one of the most exciting actors of today. From villainy to action in his upcoming Lai Bhaari
, there's nothing he can't do! And with Bank Chor
, Riteish is in a zone that's a serious strength - comedy! He adds the scale, madness and weight that this project deserves. The audiences are in for one helluva ride now!"
Riteish has just been hugely appreciated in a very different role in Ek Villain
that is well on track to clock a Rs. 100 crores, besides having delivered back to back hits like Grand Masti, Humshakals, Kya Super Cool Hai Hum, Housefull
and more and is certainly expected to amp up Bank Chor
is a comic-caper, that tells the story of 3 morons trying to rob a bank who pick the worst day possible when everything that can go wrong, goes wrong and how they're inadvertently caught in the crossfire of cops, industrialists and corrupt netas, and is directed by Bumpy and produced by Ashish Patil.Madhur to head Indian Merchants Chamber IMCs Entertainment Media and Sports Committee (02:58 PM July 9th)
National Award-winning film producer, director and writer Madhur Bhandarkar will be the Chairman, for expert committee on Entertainment, Media and Sports of premier trade and industry body Indian Merchants' Chamber (IMC).
After industry stalwarts Karan Johar, Dr. Manmohan Shetty and Balkrishna Shroff, who headed this committee before, IMC President Mr. Prabodh Thakker hopes to build further on annual flagship event "FUSION", Conference on Entertainment, Media & Sports under the stewardship of the Mr. Madhur Bhandarkar.
Mr. Madhur Bhandarkar expressed his gratitude to IMC President for confiding in him for this coveted and illustrious position. Mr. Bhandarkar proposes to enhance the level of other activities under this committee and take up the policy issues and tax framework including Entertainment Tax, Service Tax, GST among others with the relevant authorities as well as wide array of topics covering current issues and trends, emerging technologies and new-age engagement with the consumer, content and creation, talent and involvement, influence of social media and app. world, technical aspects of Indian cinema, piracy and copyrights and other contemporary developments in Entertainment, Media and Sports sectors. The focus of activities will be Growth with Governance, IMC's theme of the year.
Revealed Sonakshi to feature in Honey Singhs international music video (01:14 PM July 9th)
Towards the end of June, Sonakshi Sinha, who is riding high on the success of her last release Holiday: A Soldier is Never Off Duty
, was snapped on holiday in Malibu where she met up with rapper Yo Yo Honey Singh. In fact Honey Singh also posted a selfie saying, "Having fun with some Angels and Demons at Malibu.@sonakshisinha @NeeshaBadAss #summers #California."
Now we hear that Sonakshi is all set to feature in Honey Singh's international music video. Apparently, Singh wanted a sexy and glamorous Indian face for his next international music video, and since Sonakshi had done the video of 'Party All Night
' with him for the film Boss
, he requested her to feature in his next video as well.
While the details of the music video are yet to be finalized, Sonakshi will apparently join the crew later to shoot the video. Currently the actress is shooting for her next film Tevar
opposite Arjun Kapoor and will soon start AR Murugadoss' action film.
Irrfan Khan to produce Mira Nairs nephews film (12:27 PM July 9th)
After co-producing and acting in the much acclaimed film The Lunchbox
, Irrfan Khan will now be seen as the creative producer of an (untitled) film for which he is collaborating with Mira Nair. This film will also mark the directorial debut of Mira's nephew, Ishaan Nair.
Reports state that, while this film will be financed by Shailesh Singh, the film's screenplay will be co-written by Irrfan's wife Sutapa Sikdar alongwith Ishaan. Speaking about the film, Ishaan said that it is about a young lad who is on a road trip, amidst which he encounters two women.
He further added that the film's cast will be finalized within a fortnight and that the film will go on floor in September. The film is scheduled to be shot in Mumbai and Gujarat.Dhanush to do cameo in Tanu Weds Manu sequel (12:19 PM July 9th)
The sequel to the Kangna Ranaut and R. Madhavan starrer Tanu Weds Manu
has been embroiled in quite a bit of controversy with one of the film's financers staking his claim to the film's rights. However, director Anand L. Rai has stood firm asserting that the sequel to the film is very much on the books and happening.
Now we hear that the south star Dhanush, who made his Bollywood debut alongside Sonam Kapoor with the film Raanjhanaa
, that was incidentally also directed by Rai, will be seen doing a cameo in Tanu Weds Manu
sequel. However, though the details of Dhanush's cameo are sketchy, there is a possibility of him either doing small scene or appearing in a song.
As for the sequel itself, despite the battle over the rights, the team will begin shooting in September this year. Expected to be extensively shot in Lucknow, the sequel will once again feature R. Madhavan and Kangna Ranaut in the lead roles.Alia Bhatt to endorse Hero Motorcorp (12:08 PM July 9th)
Alia Bhatt who has been on a roll since the release and subsequent success of her debut film Student Of The Year
, seems to be on a never ending roll. With her latest releases Highway
and 2 States
making it big at the box office, the young actress has fast been staking a claim to the crown of being the best actress. Now, we hear that Alia has been signed on by Hero Motorcorp to endorse their line of two wheelers.
Hero Motorcorp that ended its partnership with Hero Motorcycles a while back has retained its title as being one of the world's largest two wheeler manufacturers by volume. In a bit to realign its brand image from being a middle-aged individual preferred option to a youth centric offering, they have roped in several youth icons from Bollywood, the latest being the Bhatt scion who will be endorsing the 'Pleasure' range which is one of the best selling scooters from Hero targeted at women.
While the first campaign featuring Alia will be for the automatic scooter 'Pleasure', the actress shot for the commercial last week in Manali. Previously, the same line of scooters was being endorsed by Priyanka Chopra. With this new deal, Alia will be joining the likes of Ranbir Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra who have also been brand ambassadors for Hero.
On the film front, Alia is busy with the promotions of her soon to release film Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhaniya
that also features Varun Dhawan. Produced by Karan Johar's Dharma Productions, the film is slated for release on July 11, 2014.Hansal Mehtas son to turn director with film on Ramsay brothers (09:53 AM July 9th)
Director Hansal Mehta's son Jai Mehta, who has assisted his father on both his acclaimed films, is all set to turn an independent director with a film chronicling the cinema and lives of the horror specialists Ramsay Brothers.
While there has been a recent much-acclaimed film Ashim Ahluwalia's Miss Lovely
about the cheesy horror cinema of the Ramsays, Jai who has been researching the subject for more than two years feels the saga of the Ramsays needs to be told with reverence rather than ridicule.
Says the young aspiring director, "Through much of the 1970s and 80s, the Ramsays churned out innumerable horror films one after another. And they were all successful. What I find fascinating about their success saga is how much they believed in what they did. No matter how cheesy critics found their films they were made in a spirit of complete conviction. The Ramsays really believed in the cinema that they made. It's this sense of commitment to their brand that I want to address in my film about them."
Jai who has also assisted Anurag Kashyap in That Girl In Yellow Boots and Gangs Of Wasseypur
has been fascinated by Ramsays' horror film since a long time.
"I've watched them all repeatedly," Jai says proudly.Shahrukh Khan wishes 'Singham Returns' team best of luck (07:48 PM July 8th)
Superstar Shah Rukh Khan has wished his “Chennai Express” director Rohit Shetty and veteran actor Ajay Devgn “best of luck” for their new movie venture “Singham Returns”. “Want to wish Rohit Shetty & Ajay Devgn & their whole team of Singham2 the best of luck. May u entertain us as u have been doing for […]Fans demand 'Jolly LLB 2'² from Arshad Warsi (07:00 PM July 8th)
Fans rarely leave actors alone! This happened withactor Arshad Warsi while he was waiting to catch his flight from Chandigarh to Mumbai, and he was surprised to be swarmed with questions about a sequel to “Jolly LLB”. “Average 6 out of 10 people at the airport have requested me for Jolly LLB part 2… @subkapoor […]Shah Rukh Khan wishes Ajay Devgn all the best (06:48 PM July 8th)
Shah Rukh Khan and Ajay Devgn have always had a troubled friendship; but it was during the release of the late Yash Chopra's Jab Tak Hai Jaan
and Ajay Devgn's Son of Sardaar
that matters came to a flash point with both films slated for release on the same day. However, now that seems to be a story from the past with SRK's latest tweet wishing Devgn all the luck for his forthcoming release Singham Returns
Posting on twitter SRK said, "Want to wish Rohit Shetty & Ajay Devgun & their whole team of Singham2 the best of luck. May u entertain us as u have been doing for yrs".
Interestingly, this will be Rohit Shetty's first release after his success last year with Chennai Express
that featured SRK top- lining the cast.
, whose posters were recently released also features Kareena Kapoor and is slated for release on August 15, 2014.KRK tries to make peace with Kapil Sharma (05:58 PM July 8th)
On an exaggerated note, let us tell you that by now, almost everyone are aware of the (in)famous twitter fight between Kamaal Rashid Khan (popularly known as KRK) and the comedy king Kapil Sharma.
Even though KRK wrote nasty and not so pleasant things about Kapil on twitter, it seems that the Deshdrohi
actor wants to make peace with Kapil, which is pretty evident from his latest tweet, which states, "If Kapil bhai Jaan is still angry with me then he should invite me on #ComedyNightsWithKapil n he should beat me there in front of public." Additionally, he also tweeted, "Good morning and kiss to my friend my love my bro @KapilSharmaK9 n kick to our haters who want us to fight."
Over to you, Kapil!Salman calls Twitter and Facebook bakwaas (05:41 PM July 8th)
Just recently, we had reported that Salman Khan had come up with an innovative use of the social networking platforms. In fact in an attempt to help his fans, Salman had initiated a post on social networking sites for the unemployed to find a job. Unfortunately the site created for the fans crashed due to high traffic.
However, at a recent press meet while promoting his upcoming film Kick
, Salman took a dig at facebook and twitter calling it 'bakwaas' but the response he gets on his posts makes him wonder whether people have really no work to do. Comments Salman, "It is the most redundant, faltu, bakwaas, cheej hai ye, Twitter aur Facebook, ki kuch nain hai toh baithe hain iske upar. Main toh sochta hun ki tum log yaar kuch kaam vaam karte ho ya nain. Main jab bore ho jata hun to main ek tweet kar deta hun 'ae kya chal raha hai?', kabhi jute ki toh kabhi iski uski tasveer lekar bhej deta hun. And uspe aise fat fat fat se replies aa jate hain. Suddenly main sochta hun ki ye naukari kar rahe hain, ye school mein hain, hain kahan ye, koi so nain raha hai kya. So I think this is the most bakwaas thing there is, so aisi bakwaas cheej ko thoda meaning de do bhai".
Well, whatever be the case, the actor who will next be seen with Jacqueline Fernandez in Kick
, has plans of using social network to do more charitable work in future.Don't want to grow older: Ranveer ahead of 29th birthday (10:44 AM July 5th)
Bollywood entertainer Ranveer Singh, who will turn 29 Sunday, doesn’t wish to grow older. He’s loving his time in Bollywood movies and making the most of his journeys across the world thanks to his work. “And yea, the Birthday’s coming up…meh…I don’t wanna grow older,” Ranveer tweeted Saturday. The actor, who has been busy shooting […]Why is kissing such a big deal, wonders Shraddha Kapoor (10:39 AM July 5th)
Actress Shradhha Kapoor can’t make head or tail of the hue and cry over her kissing scene with actor Sidharth Malhotra in “Ek Villain” even though she is “conservative at heart”. “I wonder why the kiss is such a big deal in today’s day and age? Audiences don’t make a fuss about a kiss. By […]Vidya Balan excited to work with Mahesh Bhatt (09:56 PM June 30th)
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Fitness freak Ajay Devgn certainly knows how to take care of his toned body amidst his busy schedule. He turned one of the vanity vans into a gym while filming “Singham Returns” here. Ajay is currently shooting in Ramoji Film City for Rohit Shetty’s directorial and he ensured he gyms regularly. “The shooting schedule in […]Leave me alone: Mallika on Antonio Banderas 'relationship' (02:24 PM June 26th)
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Bollywood actress Madhuri Dixit, a doting mother to two sons – Arin and Raayan – is strict when it comes to their healthcare. She says she never lets them go to bed without brushing their teeth no matter how tired they are. 'œThere is one thing that I am really strict about my kids and […]Aamir Khan discuss social issues with Narendra Modi (07:19 PM June 23rd)
Actor-producer Aamir Khan Monday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and discussed social issues raised by the former’s TV show “Satyamev Jayate”. Aamir tweeted: “Just came out of my meeting with Honorable Prime Minister of India Shree Narendra Modiji. Was very kind of him to spare his valuable time. “Shared with him the overwhelming support that […]Don't know if my daughter wants to get into movies: Saif Ali Khan (09:10 PM June 21st)
Actor-producer Saif Ali Khan, who is the father of two children – Sara and Ibrahim – says he gives them their space and is not sure whether his daughter wants to get into films. Both are Saif and ex-wife, actress Amrita Singh’s, children. On reports that Sara is planning to get into film he said: […]Shahrukh Khan crosses 8 million mark on Twitter (08:08 PM June 17th)
Bollywood Bbadshah Shah Rukh Khan’s family on microblogging site Twitter Tuesday crossed a staggering mark of eight million. Now, the “Chennai Express” star, who was recently named the second richest actor in the world, is second to megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who has over nine million followers. Shah Rukh joined the online platform in 2010, and […]Salman Khan unveils 'Kick' trailer (08:37 PM June 15th)
The trailer of the much-awaited Salman Khan movie “Kick” was released Sunday, but the actor said that he won’t speak much about his character. “I am not giving any details about the character. If I’d tell you about my character in the film, you will make assumptions. So, it’s better I keep it under wraps,” […]Ek Villain '“ Movie Trailer (12:41 PM June 13th)
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Hate Story 2 Trailer Starring: Jay Bhanushali, Surveen Chawla Director: Vishal Pandya Producer: T-Series Sunny Leone to do ‘Pink Lips’ in ‘Hate Story 2′Gippi – Official Movie Trailer Punjabi Film ‘Saadi Love Story’ is Hunt for Mr. RightBollywood posters go dare bare with womenAurangzeb – Theatrical TrailerB.A. PASS – Official Movie TrailerBobby Jasoos '“ Movie Trailer (12:36 PM June 13th)
Cast: Vidya Balan Director: Samar Shaikh Producer: Dia Mirza, Sahil Sangha Bobby Jasoos not just a detective film: Vidya BalanVidya Balan’s Bobby Jasoos starts rollingNo one should dare to remake ‘Mother India’ – Vidya BalanGippi – Official Movie Trailer B.A. PASS – Official Movie TrailerAurangzeb – Theatrical TrailerSaif Ali Khan flatters Madhuri Dixit by reciting poem (12:32 PM June 13th)
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