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Saroj Khan to choreograph a song of Kangana Ranaut’s ‘Manikarnika’

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MUMBAI: Iconic choreographer Saroj Khan is all set to choreograph a song for Kangana Ranaut’s Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi.

A majority of the film is being reshot after Kangana Ranaut took over the director’s seat. The expenses have resulted in the budget of the film escalating projections. A report in Mumbai Mirror states that Kangana will shoot for a classical number with onscreen husband Jisshu Sengupta that will be choreographed by Saroj Khan.

A source close to the project claimed, “Saroj was brought on board recently for the special number which hints at the romance between Kangana and Jisshu’s characters. While rehearsals have been on since a few weeks now, the team starts shooting the song from September 18 for which a set has been created at Nitin Desai’s studio in Karjat.” The source also further revealed that the team are facing the challenge of wrapping up the song in one day.

 

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Kareena Kapoor Khan will host her own radio show

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MUMBAI: Kareena Kapoor Khan, who already has a lot in her kitty with magnanimous films like ‘Takht’, is all set to now host a radio show of her own.

Taking a cue from his director friend Karan Johar, the ‘Veere Di Wedding’ starlet can now interact with fans one-on-one via radio show on Ishq 104.8 FM.

A source close to the development told Mumbai Mirror: “Just like ‘Calling Karan’, this one too, on Ishq 104.8 FM, will give listeners a chance to interact with Kareena.”

The actress had some time back already discussed the idea with  Johar before signing the contract.

Kareena, confirming the news after returning from vacations in Maldives, said, “I couldn’t have asked for a better start on this platform. I am doing my first radio show and I can’t wait for everyone to hear it.”

Kareena’s show will air in December.

 

 

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Richa Chadha and Pankaj Tripathi to be seen together in ‘Panga’

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MUMBAI: The extremely talented Richa Chadha and Pankaj Tripathi have been roped in for Ashwini Iyer Tiwari’s upcoming sports drama, Panga. It stars Kangana Ranaut in the lead. Pankaj Tripathi has been flying high on the success of his recent release Stree. The actor has earned rave reviews for his performance in the film. Earlier, it was Newton, which had won him immense praise.

Meanwhile, Richa is currently looking forward to the release of her next film titled Love Sonia this Friday. The film’s initial reviews are out and the response has been extremely positive.

It was earlier announced that Punjabi actor Jassie Gill and actress Neena Gupta will be seen along with Kangana in Panga. But now the makers have officially announced that Richa Chadha and Pankaj Tripathi have joined the team.


Richa posted Love Sonia images of her family and captioned it, “Parivaar ne saath diya, toh panga liya! My Family means the world to me & thanks to @ashwinyiyer and @foxstarhindi I have another family to call my own. Ready for some more #panga?”

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John Abraham to replace Aamir Khan in ‘Sarfarosh-2’

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MUMBAI: John Abraham’s last release Satyamev Jayate fared well at the box-office. John has completely shifted over to the genre of hard-hitting films currently. But looks like the actor is ready to push his limits a little more with his upcoming film Sarfarosh-2.

The sequel of the hit 1999 Aamir Khan starrer is set to go on floors soon and John has been cast to play Aamir’s character in the sequel. Talking about the film, John told a leading daily, “I didn’t chat with Aamir. The director and Aamir have been talking. I am sure he’s got Aamir’s blessings to do this. Aamir is someone I am deeply fond of, and I’m a big fan of his. It’s an honour to be stepping into a role that has such a big history.”

Well, we are eager to watch the remake of this film that had given a big push to Aamir’s career back in 1999. Let’s hope John brings a fresh perspective to the role.

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Dharma production releases first poster of Akshay Kumar’s ‘Kesari’

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MUMBAI: Produced by Dharma Productions and directed by Anurag Singh, Akshay Kumar and Parineeti Chopra starrer Kesari is based on the battle of Saragarhi.

The film revolves around the character of Akshay portraying the life of havildar Ishar Singh who participated in the battle while yearning for the respect of his daughter.

The battle of Saragarhi was fought between Sikh soldiers and Afghan soldiers and the film captures the essence of that period. The makers of the film released two posters of the film today and Akshay looks outstanding in both of them. His looks have been changed completely to suit the character.

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Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif soon to start shooting of ‘Bharat’ in Abu Dhabi

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MUMBAI: Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif are duo is set to come back on the big screen yet again. Both Salman and Katrina have a massive fan following and that’s the reason that whenever they come together a hit seems inevitable.

Their last outing, Tiger Zinda Hai was a massive earner at the box office and fans are counting on Bharat to surpass that. The film’s Malta schedule has already wrapped up and now the cast and crew is gearing up to start shooting in Abu Dhabi soon. It’s heard that the Abu Dhabi schedule will begin after Ganesh Chaturthi. Both Salman and Katrina will leave for Abu Dhabi together after celebrating the festival in Mumbai.

Produced by Atul Agnihotri and directed by Ali Abbas Zafar, Bharat is Salman and Katrina’s seventh film together.

 

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‘Stree’ continues to rule the box office

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MUMBAI: 2018 so far has been a year full of great films for Bollywood. Not only are different directors experimenting with their style of storytelling, but actors are also taking up unusual scripts to surprise and impress the audience.

Amar Kaushik’s Stree is one such fabulous hit of this year. The horror comedy has been tickling people’s funny bones and spooking them out at the same time. Power-packed performances by Rajkummar Rao, Shraddha Kapoor, Aparshakti Khurrana, Abhishek Banerji and Pankaj Tripathi is something the audience is totally gushing over while talking about the film. With a great word of mouth, the film’s numbers have been growing with each passing day. During its second weekend as well, the film earned good amount at the box-office. While the first weekend collections were Rs 32.37 crores, the second-weekend collections stood firm at Rs 21.90 crores.

The total collection of the film is Rs 82.29 crores till now and the numbers are increasing every single day. Trade experts suggest the film will enter the 100 crore club in the coming weekend.

 

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Rajkummar Rao and Nushrat Bharucha to be seen together in next film

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MUMBAI: Nushrat Bharucha of Sonu Ke Tittu Ki Sweety fame has signed her next project. It will be a comedy directed by Hansal Mehta and will have Rajkummar Rao starring opposite her.

The fresh pair confirmed this morning that they have signed a film with Hansal Mehta, that’ll be produced by Luv Ranjan and Ajay Devgn. Talking about it Rajkummar revealed, “Turram Khan is a comedy that the audience will take back home. Hansal sir has played an instrumental role in my career. He has created some interesting and memorable characters for me, and I trust him blindly.

Also, I have known Nushrat since our days of attending auditions and screen tests. So, I am sure that this is going to be a fun collaboration.” Nushrat and Rajkummar have previously worked together in Love, Sex Aur Dhokha.

Nushrat also revealed that she is excited to begin the project soon and said, “I love Hansal sir’s cinema and I’m looking forward to playing this earthy character from UP. The audience will see me in a different light. Over the years, Raj’s journey as an actor has been an inspiring one. He and Hansal sir share great camaraderie and I am excited to work with them.”

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Makers release posters of Ayushmann Khurrana’s “Badhaai Ho”

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MUMBAI: The makers of Ayushmann Khurrana and Sanya Malhotra’s Badhaai Ho have been making all the right moves.

The film’s marketing team has come up with interesting and quirky ways to keep the audience engrossed and the latest thing to add to that list are these fresh posters from the film.

The posters are designed in a way where both Ayushmann and Sanya are seen as new-born kids. Since the past few days almost the entire industry has wished Ayushmann, Badhaai Ho, but the reason has not been specified till now, making the audience eager to know what the film is about. With the latest posters that have come out, we have got even more intrigued about the film’s plot and can’t wait to watch the trailer of the film.

Directed by Amit Sharma, Badhaai Ho is produced by Junglee Pictures. We are excited to watch this interesting tale starring Ayushmann and Sanya.

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SLB to launch Poonam Dhillon’s son Anmol

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MUMBAI: Bollywood actress Poonam Dhillon’s son Anmol Thakeria Dhillon is all set to make his Bollywood debut in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s next. While earlier there were rumours of Shahid doing this film called Tuesdays and Saturdays, we now hear that Anmol will be starring in the film. Said to be a rom-com, Tuesdays and Saturdays will be directed by Taranveer Singh.

Produced by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Tuesdays and Saturdays is said to be a sex comedy of sorts and will star Anmol in the lead role. Earlier, reports of Kiara Advani playing the lead in the film floated on the internet but now we hear that makers are yet to finalise a female lead for the film. Confirming the same, a source close to the project told Filmfare, “Anmol always wanted to be a movie star and now that he’s being launched by Sanjay Leela Bhansali in Tuesday and Saturdays, he’s truly on cloud nine. The film will be announced soon since makers are still looking for a fresh face to star opposite Anmol. SLB is very much looking forward to begin this film soon.”

Well, now that’s some important piece of information for us. How excited are you to see Anmol Thakeria Dhillon in this Bhansali directorial? Leave your comments below to let us know and stay tuned for more updates on this one.