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Salman Khan’s Bharat to be released in different languages

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MUMBAI: Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif are all set to return with yet another Eid release this year titled Bharat. Ever since the project was announced the film has been surrounded by a lot of hype. Be it the ban on cellphones on the sets of the film or the curiosity surrounding Salman Khan’s look in the film, Bharat has been grabbing a lot of attention.

A report in a leading daily now claims that the film will also have a release in multiple languages. The report claims that along with Hindi, Bharat will also release in Telugu, Tamil and Malayalam. A source close to the project revealed, “They are scouting for dubbing artistes in different language in different languages to lend their voices to various characters.”

The source also claims that the makers want to make Bharat Salman Khan’s biggest release domestically and in the international market. The cast is currently shooting the final schedule and is expected to soon shift base to Delhi to shoot the climax. However, the source reported the entire set, in Delhi, which costs around Rs 10 Crore will be destroyed as a part of the climax.

Bharat is based on the South-Korean film, An Ode to My Father and is slated to release on Eid 2019.

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Aamir Khan likely to play the lead role in the Gulshan Kumar biopic

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MUMBAI: If the latest rumours are to be believed, Aamir Khan is back in the picture to play the lead in the Gulshan Kumar biopic. After the debacle of Thugs Of Hindustan, Aamir has started work on his new project and is reportedly even losing weight for the same. The biopic which is being titled Mogul will be produced by Bhushan Kumar under T series banner. 

According to the latest report, makers of Mogul are now looking out for a new director for the project. Aamir Khan had walked out of the project soon after #MeToo allegations surfaced against director Subhash Kapoor.

A source informed, “Aamir, on his part too, was keen to play the music mogul and so they have now once again decided to collaborate. Of course, they will now rope in a new director and they are on the lookout. The film will roll as soon as they can finalise the director,”

If these reports are true, it would be interesting to see Aamir playing the music mogul in the biopic.

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Shraddha Kapoor and Tiger Shroff to be seen together in ‘Baaghi-3’

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MUMBAI: Tiger Shroff and Shraddha Kapoor worked together in the 2016 release Baaghi. Tiger then went on to do the second part of the film, Baaghi 2, with his rumoured girlfriend Disha Patani in 2018. A while back the third part of the film was announced.

Though Tiger’s presence in the film will remain constant, the third part will have Shraddha Kapoor back in the cast. Producer Sajid Nadiadwala confirmed the news and said, “The entire team of Baaghi is very happy to have Shraddha Kapoor back. Tiger and Shraddha’s pair was extremely loved in Baaghi and I am sure that fans of the franchise will be as excited as we are to have them together.”

Shraddha also revealed that she is ecstatic to be part of the project, she said, “I’m super excited to be back with the Baaghi family. I had such a memorable time being part of Baaghi and this is my third film with Sajid sir, second with Tiger and first with Ahmed (Khan, director) sir. The script is amazing and I’m excited to be part of this movie.”

 The film hits the theatres on March 6, 2020.

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Anurag Kashyap to oversee the post-production work of ‘Super 30’

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MUMBAI: Soon after #MeToo allegations came up against director Vikas Bahl, the producers of Super 30, as also its star Hrithik Roshan allegedly distanced themselves from the filmmaker. The film which is currently its post-production will now be overseen by Anurag Kashyap. Confirming the big update on the project, Anurag said, “At the moment I am getting Womaniya started, but yes, I will be overseeing the post-production of Super 30.”

Anurag Kashyap and Vikas Bahl were partners at Phantom Films which was later dissolved. Super 30’s release date has been delayed by months. The film is now scheduled for July 26 release. Sources close to the project revealed that even Hrithik was keen to have Anurag supervise the post-production of Super 30. Kashyap only agreed to come on board after Vikas gave his consent.

Anurag however shut down rumours of his patch up with Bahl. He said, “It’s utter crap.”

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Ajay Devgn and Ranbir Kapoor to start shooting of Luv Ranjan’s next year

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MUMBAI: Ranbir Kapoor and Ajay Devgn are all set to work together once again after almost 10 years in Luv Ranjan’s next. They were earlier seen in Prakash Jha’s Raajneeti (2010).

While earlier there were reports that the film has been shelved due to script issues, Ajay Devgn has now confirmed that the film is happening. In his recent statement given to Mumbai Mirror, Ajay said, “Ranbir and I start shooting from next year as planned. The film is being scripted.”

Known for directing superhit films like Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety and Pyaar Ka Punchnama, Ranjan’s film was originally scheduled to go on floors in 2018. It was later pushed to April 2019. Now as per Ajay’s statement, the film will go on floors in 2020.

Excited to work with both the actors, Luv earlier said, “Ajay and Ranbir’s spontaneity and versatility is electrifying. I am elated to be working with not one, but two powerhouse performers in my next film.”

Ajay was all praise for his Raajneeti co-star as he said, “Ranbir is an impeccable actor with a great ability to deliver nuanced performances. He is undeniably the most talented actor of his generation. I am looking forward to collaborating with him.”

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Singer Badshah all set to make his acting debut opposite Sonakshi Sinha

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MUMBAI: Badshah is best known for giving us various chartbusters and now he is ready to surprise us with something new. Badshah will be making his Bollywood debut with filmmaker Shilpi Dasgupta’s untitled next.

A slice of life film, Badshah will be seen opposite Sonakshi Sinha in the film. The untitled project will also feature Varun Sharma, Annu Kapoor, Kulbhushan Kharbanda and Nadira Babbar in important roles. The film features rapper-composer as a famous singer who hails from Punjab, which is very much like his own real-life story.

Talking about the film, Badshah said, “I am extremely nervous however I have taken the leap. This year I have undertaken many firsts, with my debut as a producer and now as an actor. Bhushanji and Mrigh both kept convincing me on how perfect the role is for me. It’s a film which is so unique and different, whenever I think of it, brings a smile to my face. The added advantage is working with a super talented bunch and also my buddy Sonakshi who is a very dear friend and the others like Varun Sharma.”

While rest of the cast started shooting for the film January 25 onwards, Badshah has started shooting from today. The film is bankrolled by Bhushan Kumar who has earlier worked with Badshah on various projects.

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Filmmaker confirms remaking of Aamir Khan and Madhuri Dixit’s Dil

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MUMBAI: Indra Kumar is gearing up for the release of his next – Total Dhamaal, and has surprised us with another big news. According to a report by a leading portal, Indra will be remaking hit ’90s film, Dil which features Aamir Khan and Madhuri Dixit Nene. The film reportedly will be called Dil Again.

While the filmmaker is finalised the script of the film, he’s still looking out for actors to play the lead. The filmmaker was quoted saying, “I had been planning to make the sequel to Aamir Khan and Madhuri Dixit starrer Dil for some time now. We have cracked a script and called it Dil Again.”

Meanwhile, Indra Kumar’s Total Dhamaal is slated for February 22 release. The comedy-drama stars Ajay Devgn, Madhuri Dixit Nene, Anil Kapoor, Arshad Warsi, Javed Jaffrey and Riteish Deshmukh in pivotal roles.

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Manikarnika likely to enter in Rs 100 crore club this week

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MUMBAI: Kangana Ranaut’s first directorial venture, Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi has fared well at the box-office. Kangana has not only directed a huge portion of the film, but she also plays the protagonist in it.

Apart from her, Atul Kulkarni, Suresh Oberoi, Danny Denzongpa, Ankita Lokhande play crucial roles in the film. Manikarnika has entered its fourth week at the box-office and has earned an impressive Rs 91.70 crore till now.

Though the increase in the numbers has been slow, the film has managed to steadily attract moviegoers. In its first week at the box-office the film earned Rs 61.15 crore, in its second week, the film collected Rs 23.40 crore and in its third week, the film managed to rake in Rs 7.15 crore making the grand total Rs 91.70 crore. It remains to be seen whether the film enters the Rs 100 crore club or not in future.

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Sara Ali Khan was never approached for Tiger Shroff’s ‘Baaghi-3’

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MUMBAI: Sara Ali Khan is gradually becoming the poster girl for the next generation of actors in B-town. She’s proved she’s here for the lang haul after her much appreciated performance in debut film Kedarnath and then in Simmba last year.

With two films already in her success card, Sara Ali Khan is being considered for several upcoming films. While on the table for her next is Imtiaz Ali’s film with Kartik Aaryan, rumour had it that she was considered for Ahmed Khan’s Baaghi 3 opposite Tiger Shroff.

Following the news of the third instalment, a little birdie informed that Sara had turned down the film because of very less screen time. While the actress never spoke of the film publicly, a source close to the makers of the film said that she was never even considered for the role. Talking about the film, the source revealed, “Sajid and Ahmed are baffled at reports of Sara having turned down the movie as she was never approached for it. Ahmed had met Sara only once, months before the release of Kedarnath (2018). At the time, the script of Baaghi 3 was still being worked upon. In fact, Tiger has not had a narration of the final script yet as it is still in the writing stage. Among the actresses, the makers are keen on Shraddha and Disha. The former has been approached for the role. If the dates and remunerations work out, Shraddha will reunite with Tiger after their 2016 hit.”

Ahmed Khan also told a leading daily that he has only been considering Shraddha or Disha for the role because of their earlier association with the franchise.

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Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra and Shahid Kapoor to collaborate in next project

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MUMBAI: Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra recently confirmed working with Farhan Akhtar on Toofan. The filmmaker even revealed that the project will hit the floors this August and will hit the screens in 2020. Besides reuniting with Farhan on this sports drama, Rakeysh Mehra has confirmed that he’s in talks with Shahid Kapoor for his another project.

Last seen in Batti Gul Meter Chalu, reports of Shahid starring in Mehra’s film started doing rounds after he was snapped outside his Mumbai office several times. Confirming the same, the filmmaker told Mumbai Mirror, “Shahid and I really want to do a film together. He’s such a fabulous actor and someone I feel I would have so much fun working with. With him, it’s like finding a DNA match. Conversations are on and I think we will be able to reach a common point if things work out.”

Well, if all works out it would be exciting to see these two collaborate for a project. Other than this, Shahid will be next seen in Kabir Singh, which is a Hindi remake of Arjun Reddy. Written and directed by Sandeep Vanga, the film stars Kiara Advani opposite Shahid and releases on June 21, 2019.