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Shahid Kapoor and Shree Narayan Singh to work together for a biopic

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MUMBAI: Shahid Kapoor and Shree Narayan Singh’s Batti Gul Meter Chalu is nearing its release and fans are already super excited about the project. Other than this film, Singh has also planned to make a biopic on Dr Verghese Kurien, who’s known to be the Father of the White Revolution in India.

The script is being developed out of the visionary’s autobiography – I Too Had A Dream. Reportedly, Ekta Kapor’s Balaji Motion Pictures has acquired the film rights for the book, which chronicles the life of Dr. Kurien, who dedicated his life to shaping the milk industry of India. He was also known as the ‘Man behind Amul’.

It was during the film of Batti Gul when the filmmaker narrated the script to Shahid and he instantly agreed to be part of the project.

The filmmaker told Indian media, “The next film with Shahid is not based on any social issue. It is in the hard-hitting space. No one has seen Shahid in that space before. Work on the script is on.”

He further added that he wanted to make the film entertaining and appealing for the audience.

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‘Gold’ enters in the Rs.100 crore club

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MUMBAI: When Gold and Satyameva Jayate were about to release together on Independence Day, people feared that the movies will end up eating into each other’s business. But, the box-office figures have proved that there is place for more than one film for the audience.

Gold had a head start over the business of Satyameva Jayate since the first day. While Satyameva Jayate continued to perform at a steady pace, Gold went racing ahead. Close to two weeks from the release of the film, Gold has already managed to enter the coveted Rs 100 crore club.

These numbers are seriously impressive for a film that also faced competition from new releases like Happy Phir Bhag Jayegi and Genius.

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Bollywood showers love on Akshay Kumar on his 51st birthday

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MUMBAI: Akshay Kumar has turned a year older today and the actor last night had special celebrations with his wife Twinkle Khanna and close friends at a popular eatery in Mumbai.

Even though the actor has turned 51 today, you would agree with us when we say that he sure doesn’t look his age. A fitness freak, a doting father and husband, as well nation’s most loved star, there’s not enough out there to describe Akshay Kumar. As the Gold actor celebrates his 51st today, Bollywood celebs made sure to shower special birthday wishes on him.

Bollywood showers love on Khiladi Akshay Kumar on his 51st birthday

Many celebs like ladylove Twinkle Khanna, Madhuri Dixit Nene, Karan Johar, Parineeti Chopra, Farhan Akhtar, Tiger Shroff, Anil Kapoor, Abhishek Bachchan, Bhumi Pednkear, Mouni Roy, Amit Sadh, Esha Gupta, Pulkit Samrat, Rana Daggubati wished him on social media. Check out their wishes here.

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Deepika Padukone avoids her wedding questions

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MUMBAI: Sharing her life-changing experience of dealing with depression, Deepika Padukone was present at an event where the actor recalled and shared her phase.

Deepika also has her own NGO called The Live Love Laugh Foundation, which was founded in 2015 and helps people deal with their issues of mental health. While present at the event, Deepika was asked to comment on all the reports doing rounds about her November wedding with beau Ranveer Singh. Responding to it, angry Deepika said, “I am certainly not answering this question… It’s an extremely insensitive question to ask at an event like this.”

Further talking about her battle with depression, I just felt that it was important for me to share something that was very personal to me, something that had changed my life, and something that I felt had a lot of stigma when I was experiencing it. I remember telling myself and all the people around me during my journey of recovery, and saying that if by sharing my story, I can even save one life…

Meanwhile, Deepika and Ranveer will reportedly be tying the knot at Lake Como in Italy on November 20 with a guest list of around 30 people. We can’t wait to see those happy wedding pictures of the couple already.


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Tara Sutaria is no more a part of Arjun Reddy

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MUMBAI: Starting out as a Disney star, Tara Sutaria has come a long way since. She will be making her Bollywood debut with Karan Johar’s Student of the Year 2.

The film also stars Tiger Shroff and debutant Ananya Pandey and is directed by Punit Malhotra. Even before the release of her debut, Tara got roped in for Arjun Reddy opposite Shahid Kapoor but now we have got to know that she has left the film because of clashing dates.

Student of the Year 2 was supposed to hit the theatres in November this year but Karan Johar announced that the release has been pushed to May 2019 which directly affects Arjun Reddy. Tara Sutaria’s debut film has to be SOTY 2 because of contractual commitments with Dharma Productions and Arjun Reddy’s release cannot be pushed so much. Owing to this reason, Tara had to leave the cast of Arjun Reddy. Well, the girl is getting a big dream launch by Dharma and we are sure she will be okay with this small hiccup.

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Allu Arjun to make a Bollywood debut from ‘83’

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MUMBAI: One of the most popular stars down South, Allu Arjun was last seen in Naa Peru Surya which performed decently at the box-office.

Prepping up for his next with filmmaker Vikram K Kumar, as well as gearing up for his Tamil debut in Linguswamy directorial, Allu Arjun is one busy man. In addition to that, rumours of the actor starring opposite Samantha Akenini the Vikram Kumar directorial have also been trending on the internet.

Now coming in as another big update on the star, he may soon star in a Bollywood film. If a report in a popular daily is to be believed, south star Allu Arjun might make his Bollywood debut real soon in Ranveer Singh starrer ’83. Allu Arjun is known to give blockbusters and there can’t be a better debut for him than this sports drama. According to rumours, Allu will be seen playing the role of star batsman Krishnamachari Srikkanth in this Kabir Khan directorial.

The film tells the story of the iconic 1983 win where India won the World Cup against West Indies under Kapil Dev’s captaincy. On playing the cricket legend in the film, Ranveer Singh recently said, “I was born at the time when cricket was big time. When Kabir Sahab (director Kabir Khan) had come to me and said that there will be a film on 83, I was like finally.

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‘Stree’ earns Rs 60 crore in first week

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MUMBAI: Hardly a horror-comedy comes by in Bollywood that is so true to its genre that the audience is scared for a second and laughing on the other. Amar Kaushik’s directorial venture Stree is just that.

It has impressed the audience with its content and punch lines that’ll make you have a good laugh. Rajkummar Rao and Shraddha Kapoor’s performances have been appreciated by all and and actors like Pankaj Tripathi, Aparshakti Khurrana and Abhishek Banerjee have contributed to the film in a brilliant way.  After having a great opening weekend, the film went on to do great business during the weekdays as well. The film’s total collections stand at a massive Rs 60.39 crores. Inching closer to the prestigious Rs 100 crore club with each passing day, Stree has surpassed all predictions that were made by trade analysts before its release.

The film has come as a surprise hit of 2018, a year that is already being considered as one of the most successful years that Bollywood has witnessed in the recent past. Directed by Amar Kaushik and produced by Dinesh Vijan, this film is a must watch for those who like a fair share of comedy, drama and spook in the films that they watch.


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Varun Dhawan to start a production house with father David Dhawan

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MUMBAI: Varun Dhawan is gearing up to collaborate with father David Dhawan for a third time after Main Tera Hero and Judwaa 2.

Reportedly, the young star will join his father and elder brother, filmmaker Rohit, to launch their own production house. Their No 1 series will be the first project to roll out of the banner.

Apparently, the banner is in the initial stages of planning. A source revealed that Varun’s films have been getting a good recovery on satellite and music rights, with the television premiere of Judwaa 2 setting records.

The home production is expected to go on the floors in 2019, since Varun is currently shooting for Abhishek Varman’s period drama, Kalank. The Dharma Productions’ film also stars Alia Bhatt, Sanjay Dutt, Madhuri Dixit, Sonakshi Sinha and Aditya Roy Kapur. Further, the actor has signed Remo D’souza’s dance film opposite Katrina Kaif, which is likely to roll in December. Varun will also be seen in Shashank Khaitan’s Rannbhoomi.


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Court allows Salman Khan to travel abroad

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MUMBAI: There’s positive news coming in for Bollywood actor Salman Khan. He will not be required to take permission from the court every time he travels abroad as a sessions court on Wednesday granted an application moved by him in this regard. The sessions court is hearing the appeal against a five-year sentence to Khan in a poaching case.

The actor’s counsel Hastimal Saraswat said in a statement, “We had moved an application seeking permanent exemption for Khan from taking permission of the court every time he has to travel abroad. The court allowed the application.”

But the actor still must provide detailed information about his journey before he leaves the country. “He will have to keep the court informed of any such plans before leaving the country like the dates, the location and the stay,” Saraswat reportedly said.

Other than this, Salman Khan is currently busy shooting for Ali Abbas Zafar’s Bharat in which he will be seen sharing the screen with Katrina Kaif once again after their last blockbuster – Tiger Zinda Hai. Bharat also stars Disha Patani, Jackie Shroff and Tabu in important roles.


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Shahid Kapoor and Mira Kapoor blessed with a baby boy

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MUMBAI: Parents to their two-year-old baby girl – Misha Kapoor, Shahid Kapoor, and Mira Kapoor finally welcomed their second child last night at Hinduja Hospital in Mumbai.

Blessed with a baby boy this time around, it sure has become an adorable family of four now. Mira Kapoor was admitted in the hospital last evening post which her mother Bela Rajput, Shahid’s mother Neelima Azim and stepbrother Ishaan Khatter visited her.

It was on April 20 this year when Shahid and Mira announced their second child on Instagram. The couple had posted a picture of their daughter Misha with a backdrop saying “Big Sister.”
Despite his super hectic work schedule all these months, Shahid made sure to spend the maximum amount of time with Mira. The two were spotted on various lunch and dinner dates in the city. Shahid and Mira had tied the knot on July 7 in 2015 in Gurugram, the couple later became parents to little Misha in August 2016.