Sunny Leone to perform to Aishwarya Rais track Dholi Taro Dhol Baaje (06:28 PM October 17th)
Sunny Leone who has taken Bollywood by storm seems to be continuing with her signing spree in the film industry. After being roped in for multiple films, we hear that the porn star turned actress will soon be seen gyrating to track 'Doli Taro Dhol Baaje
' that was originally picturized on Aishwarya Rai Bachchan.
In fact it is learnt that the track which was originally picturised on Salman Khan and Aishwarya Rai in the Sanjay Leela Bhansali directorial Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam
will now be remixed for Bobby Khan's upcoming film, Leela
and will be featured on Sunny who plays a princess in the film.
If that wasn't all, we also hear that the new rendition of the song will be sung by Tulsi Kumar and will be shot in parts of Rajasthan. As for the film itself, Leela
, that is said to be a musical featuring nine songs has been written and will be directed by Bobby Khan.
Lara Dutta to produce four films (06:28 PM October 17th)
Earlier we reported that former Miss Universe Lara Dutta and her husband, sports legend Mahesh Bhupathi joined hands for Big Daddy Productions which came with the witty film Chalo Dilli
. Though Chalo China
was on the cards, the production house decided to have Lara Dutta paired opposite Kay Kay Menon in the film Abhi Nahi Toh Kabhi Nahi
Now, we hear that Big Daddy Productions has collaborated with Virendra K Arora and Arjun N Kapoor for many films and Abhi Nahi Toh Kabhi Nahi
will be their first co-production. Also, they will be producing some more films in different genres. They have decided that the second film in line will be a musical love story Tamanna Radio Company
and later, they are also thinking of making a romcom titled Matchfixing
. But the number of films does not end there. Apparently, they have even locked a fourth script which will be an emotional thriller and it will be directed by a National award winning filmmaker.
Commenting on the association, Arjun N Kapoor stated that as a production house they will concentrate on making films which will not only have quality content but will also be beneficial from the business point of view. He also further added that they will be joining hands with prominent studios and renowned production houses in order to fulfill their dream of making films that will grab the attention of viewers.
Previously, we had also mentioned that Abhi Nahi Toh Kabhi Nahi
will also star Pankaj Kapur and Rajeev Khandelwal. However, we hear that film will have nine prominent characters.
Tigmanshu Dhulia and Irrfan Khan come together for Rose Movies (05:08 PM October 17th)
Rose Movies has managed to pull off a major coup. Producers Goldie Behl and Shrishti Arya recently signed the successful combination of director Tigmanshu Dhulia and Irrfan Khan after the stupendous success of Paan Singh Tomar
for their next. While the makers remain tight-lipped about the details of the film, sources reveal that work has already started on the script and the rest of the cast is yet to be finalized.
When contacted said producer Goldie Behl, "It's too soon to talk about it but yes something is in the pipeline with Tigmanshu Dhulia and Irrfan Khan and we are excited to collaborate with them."
Though this year Tingmanshu will be focusing on Goldie's movie, his next projects are Yaara
and Milan Talkies
that will be releasing next year.Shiv Pandit signed for Saurabh Varmas next (04:20 PM October 17th)
Shiv Pandit, who became popular with television serial FIR and was seen in Shaitaan
, has been signed to play one of the lead character's in Saurabh Varma's next directorial venture titled Meet The Patels
The film is based in Mumbai and is about two Gujarati boys Tom Patel and Jerry Patel who know how to live life to the fullest and would do anything to get their love of life except hard work. Shiv will play the very odd Tom Patel while another actor will be rope in soon to play Jerry Patel.
Says Shiv Pandit, "I loved the script that had me in splits during the narration. Also, I am a big fan of the clean comedy genre, something I have not tried before on the big screen."
While Varma who earlier directed Manish Paul in Mickey Virus
says he chose the actor because of his comic timing in FIR which is remembered even today, adding that in Meet the Patels
, Shiv will portray a character who is quirky, and identifiable by the youth.
Raj Mallik, Vice President-Production at Krian Media, the producers of the film says, "Shiv Pandit has been a great choice for the film and we feel he has the range to portray the comic shades of the lead character, with aplomb".
The film goes on floors next month and is slated for released in April next year.
Did CBFC members flout rules during the censor screening of Happy New Year (03:21 PM October 17th)
Everyone knows that no film in Bollywood can be released without the Censor Board's approval and stamp. What many do not know is "The principles for guidance in certifying films" which lays down many dos and don'ts for any film's certification. One such 'don't' in this section happens to be that 'no one except the members are allowed at the censor screening'.
Well, if the news reports are to be believed, then, Raju Vaidya, the Censor Board's newly appointed Regional Manager and a handful of other members from the Board had allegedly called in their respective families in order to be photographed with Shah Rukh Khan, at a theatre in the western side of Mumbai, during the censor screening of Happy New Year.
While Nandini Sardesai (a Board member) said that the respective families met Shah Rukh Khan only post the film's screening and that no one entered the theatre while the screening was in progress. She also added that the photographs were clocked only after the film's certification had been handed over to Farah Khan and Shah Rukh Khan.Vidhu Vinod Chopras Broken Horses to finally release on January 16 2015 (03:00 PM October 17th)
After a long wait, Vidhu Vinod Chopra's Hollywood project Broken Horses
finally seems to be ready for release. Chopra who had a smooth career in Bollywood had to wait for years to fulfill his dream of making a Hollywood debut and had encountered several obstacles.
From a recce that started in 2009 to the shooting that commenced from 2012, the film has struggled for quite some time despite names like Tom Stern (Clint Eastwood's primary photographer), Toby Corbet as a production designer, Mary Vogt (costume designer of Men In Black
and Batman Returns
) being associated with him. Initially there were several rumours that the film has been shelved and now rubbishing them, filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopra revealed that Broken Horses
will release in the US on January 16. Broken Horses
is based on the bond of two brothers. With a backdrop of a nexus of drug mafia around the American-Mexican border, the thriller traces the journey of brothers belonging to different professions - one is a violinist who plays at popular concerts, and the other is a hired soldier.
Produced by Mandville Films, Broken Horses
stars Vincent D'Onofrio, Christopher Marquette, Anton Yelchin, Thomas Jane, Sean Patrick Flannery and Maria Valverde. Vidhu Vinod Chopra has also expressed his wish to remake the film in Hindi with Indian stars whenever he gets an opportunity.Richa Chadda to star opposite Akshay Oberoi in Bombairiya (12:30 PM October 17th)
Richa Chadda's much talked about 'English' film has finally got a name and the name is Bombairiya
. Well, as it turns out to be, it's not a Hollywood film, but, a film that's being produced by an India-born Britisher Michael Ward and directed by the debutante Pia Sukanya. Richa has been cast opposite Akshay Oberoi, in this film, which will be shot in the city of Mumbai.
Speaking about the film, Ward said that Bombairiya
's story has been inspired by a real life incident. He added that while Richa Chadda plays a film publicist who is habituated to put out fake news, Akshay will be playing the role of a middle- class, IT programmer, who is awkward with girls.
Speaking to Bollywood Hungama
, Richa Chadda confirmed the story, but refused to divulge any further details.Dhoom 3 wins the highest grossing foreign film award at Australian International Movie Convention (11:26 AM October 17th)
The 69th Australian International Movie Convention hosted the annual Box Office Achievement Awards at Jupiter's Hotel & Casino and awarded the 'Highest Grossing Foreign Language Film' to Dhoom 3
, produced by India's premier Studio Yash Raj Films and distributed in Australia by Mind Blowing Films.
The highest-grossing movies within the previous 12 month period have been recognised through these awards since 1994. In recent years, the movies that have won the Highest Grossing Foreign Language Film category were:
2013 - The Intouchables
2012 - The Women On The 6thFloor
2011 - The Girl Who Played With Fire
2010 - The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
2009 - Coco Avant Chanel
The Director of Dhoom 3 - Vijay Krishna Acharya thanked the Australian audience saying, "The response and success of the film is extremely gratifying and humbling. I'd like to thank the Australian audience who made this possible. And I shall certainly be filming in your beautiful and unique country for one of my next ventures. I'd love to film in Australia for one of my next ventures."
Yash Raj Films Vice President - International operation, Avtar Panesar mentioned the team's journey of more 10 years since they entered Australian film market while thanking HOYTS and Mind Blowing Films for their contribution towards this extraordinary success. " From a territory that released Hindi films in 1 or 2 ghettoised theatres just over a decade ago, to partnering with a cinema chain with a vision - Hoyt's and to being bestowed with this wonderful honour, the journey of Indian cinema in Australia has been very rewarding and fruitful. On behalf of YRF, I thank our local Distributors Mind Blowing Films, our exhibition partners HOYTS and most of all the people of Australia - You all made it possible"
On receiving the award, Mind Blowing Films company director Mitu Bhowmick Lange commented, "It's an honour and absolute delight to receive this award. This is the first time that an Indian film has won this prestigious award which makes it even more special. With the growing popularity of Bollywood films overseas, Dhoom 3
receiving the highest grossing foreign language film is yet another achievement on global platform for Indian Film Industry.. My heartfelt thank you Australia for embracing Indian cinema."
Dia Mirza to dance at her sangeet ceremony (06:03 PM October 16th)
If there's one person who is on top of the world these days, then, it has to be none other than the doe eyed Dia Mirza, who is all set to tie the knot with her sweetheart Sahil Sangha on Saturday, October 18 this year.
From bridal attires to jewellery to Mehendi, the actress has a lot on her mind when it comes to her wedding. While talking about her wedding, Dia had previously explained that she would love to make her wedding a grand affair and now, she seems to be doing just that. Dia and Sahil will have a lavish sangeet which has been scheduled to take place on October 17 and this former beauty queen has planned to do a special dance performance at the ceremony. Speaking about the same, an excited Dia mentioned that Sahil and his family members are eagerly waiting to watch her perform at the 'sangeet', while Sahil isn't aware of songs she will be dancing to.
When asked about Sahil, all that Dia said was that he is busy organising everything.
The wedding has been on the cards for the past two years but got postponed due to various reasons. Dia's beau Sahil Sangha proposed to the actress in New York while the two were away attending an award ceremony. In fact the actress is so excited about her wedding that she has been constantly updating her fans on Twitter. "I realised today that despite all the preparedness nothing can prepare you from how overwhelming it can feel as a bride to be :) #breathe. Mehendi hain rachne waali :)"
In fact, Dia who has been fighting for a lot of social causes could not even cast the vote owing to the wedding preparations. Expressing her regret on the Twitter handle, she said, "For the first time will be missing out on my opportunity to #vote in Mumbai... If not for my wedding I'd never miss out on this."Shilpa Shetty to endorse Volini (05:31 PM October 16th)
The popular diva and yummy mummy Shilpa Shetty, never ceases to make headlines. Be it her films, TV shows or her flourishing business ventures, she always smiles her way through success.
Besides her film commitments, business ventures and TV, what's also keeping Shilpa Shetty really busy are her brand endorsements. According to Bollywood Hungama
's reliable sources, Shilpa Shetty has now been signed up to be the brand ambassador of the pain relief gel Volini.
The official confirmation of the same is awaited.Sneak peek: The making of Khoobsurat (05:57 PM September 18th)
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