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SRK to start prep for Rakesh Sharma’s biopic in US

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MUMBAI: Shah Rukh Khan is an actor who never shies away from taking risks. He took a huge gamble with his home production Ra.One and even though it didn’t pay off, he’s still kept at it and is trying to surprise the audience with his films like Fan and now, Zero. In Zero, he will be seen as a vertically challenged man who is full of life. After the release of this film, he will begin working on the Rakesh Sharma biopic. The film is tentatively titled Saare Jahan Se Acha.

A report in a leading daily claims that the superstar will begin the prep for this mega project in the United States. For the role, the actor will have to get accustomed to extreme conditions, which astronauts often face in space.

The film was supposed to go on floors in September, but got postponed since Shah Rukh Khan was occupied with promotions of Zero. A source close to the project revealed, “SRK’s dates for Salute are yet to be locked. After the dates are finalised and the cast has been signed on, the film’s makers will make an official announcement.”

Initially, the film was supposed to star Aamir Khan in lead but he passed up on it. In fact, it was Aamir Khan who had recommend that Shah Rukh Khan will be a perfect fit for the role.

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Kiara Advani and Diljit Dosanjh to be seen together in upcoming “Good News”

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MUMBAI: Kiara Advani and Diljit Dosanjh began shooting for their upcoming film Good News. The film also stars Kareena Kapoor Khan and Akshay Kumar in leading roles. Kiara and Diljit, who reportedly will be playing a married couple in the film took to social media to share the good news (pun intended).

Kiara shared a boomerang video featuring Diljit Dosanjh and herself holding the film’s clapboard. The caption read “Have you heard the news today? Chill… It’s all Good News! Raj Mehta, Diljit Dosanjh and I are missing you Akshay Kumar sir, Kareena Kapoor, Karan Johar and Shashank Khaitan see you all soon!”

Producer Karan Johar too shared news on social media with a tweet that read, “Good News starts today with Diljit Dosanjh and Kiara Advani! Akshay Kumar and Kareenna Kapoor Khan will join soon! Fun times begin under the baton of debut director Raj Mehta.”

Directed by Raj Mehta, Good News is slated to release on July 19, 2019.



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Ranbir Kapoor all set to start shooting of “Shamshera”

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MUMBAI: The first schedule of Yash Raj’s next project mega project Shamshera is all set to go on floors tomorrow in Mumbai. A traditional puja took place on the set first along with the cast and crew of the film, a custom that way started by Late Yash Chopra and is continued even today. The pooja was attended Ranbir Kapoor, director of the movie Karan Malhotra and Vaani Kapoor. While Sanjay Dutt could not make it due to prior work commitments.

Vaani Kapoor will be seen playing Ranbir Kapoor’s love interest in the film. Ranbir delivered the first hit of his career with Bachna Ae Haseeno, a Yash Raj Production and was later seen in the critically acclaimed Rocket Singh: Salesman of the year. And now, he be returning to YRF after nine years with Shamshera. Director Karan Malhotra spoke about how excited he is to begin on this journey with the amazing cast. He said, “It was amazing to have Shamshera’s cast and crew under one roof before we dive into shooting our film. All of us are excited to start this journey.”

With Shamshera, it’ll be the first time we will see Ranbir Kapoor in a period drama and he is expected to be rocking a totally different avatar in the film. The movie’s shoot is expected to wrap up by mid-2019.

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Sara Ali Khan’s Kedarnath to hit cinema screens on Dec 7

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MUMBAI: Sara Ali Khan, daughter of Saif Ali Khan from his first wife Amrita Singh, is going to make her first Bollywood debut this year and that too in prominent roles.

The actress will be entering Bollywood with Abhishek Kapoor’s Kedarnath in which she stars alongside Sushant Singh Rajput, reports PinkVilla.

The film is a love story set amidst the 2013 floods of Uttarakhand. Kedarnath is set to hit the screens on December 7, 2018.

Along with Kedarnath, Sara has another release this year, Rohit Shetty’s Simmba. She stars alongside Ranveer Singh in this mass entertainer, which will be releasing on December 28. Kedarnath and Simmba are two very different films. In an interview with Mumbai Mirror, she said: “I’m so glad it’s worked out this way. As an actor, I want to experiment with different kinds of films and doing a scene in the rain with Sushant was every bit as exciting as grooving to a high-energy Neha Kakkar song with Ranveer.”

She added, “…I want David Dhawan, Mr (Sanjay Leela) Bhansali Imtiaz Ali to believe that I can play the characters they have in mind because I want to work with all of them and more.”

Here’s a shot from Sara’s upcoming Kedarnath that she shared four days ago on her Instagram.

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Channing Tatum responds with admiration as Amanda Bynes makes a comeback

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WASHINGTON: After her recent comeback, American actor Amanda Bynes had asserted that she had ‘fought’ to keep Hollywood heartthrob Channing Tatum in their hit film ‘She’s the Man,’ to which he has responded with immense love and admiration for the child star.

The 32-year-old actor after an extensive period of struggle came forth covering Paper Magazine’s ‘Break the Internet’ issue, where she mentions her co-star in the 2006-released film ‘She’s the Man’ remaining part of the film upon her insistence.

“I was like, ‘This guy’s a star ― every girl will love him! But [the producers] were like, ‘He’s so much older than all of you!’ And I was like, ‘It doesn’t matter! Trust me!’,” said Bynes in her interview with Paper magazine.

Responding to her comments, Tatum who has garnered a name for himself since then, stated to Sky News: “She definitely helped. Man, I thank her every day.”

“I’m so happy she’s killing it again and just back on the right. She’s so talented and so special. She’s been doing it … I mean, I think it’s so impossible when you start at such a young age to keep perspective. It’s tough,” he went on to say.

“You never knew what was going to come out her mouth, she was just on fire … I haven’t seen her in so long. I love you, Amanda, and I hope you’re doing well,” he added.

The comeback interview of the What a Girl Wants starlet, shed light on her addiction with drugs that led to frequent public breakdowns, court appearances, problematic tweets as well as her calling it quits with her acting career.

During the course of the interview, she also revealed that she has been four years sober while also weighing the option of returning on-screen.

Presently Bynes is getting her Associate’s of Art degree in Merchandise Product Development from Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles and plans on launching her own clothing line one day.

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Ayushmann Khurrana and Nushrat Bharucha to make a pair in next movie

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MUMBAI: Ayushmann Khurrana is having a phenomenal year at the box-office. As along with critical acclaim, his films had an extremely successful run at the ticket window. And it seems that the star has gone and signed another project, which is expected to be a comedy.

Along with Ayushmann, the film will star Nushrat Bharucha in lead and is expected to go on floors in December. The film will be produced by Ekta Kapoor and will be directed Raaj Shaandilyaa, who is known for writing films like Bhoomi and Freaky Ali.

Nushrat spoke about how excited she was to be working with Ayushmann in an interview with a leading daily. She said, “After working with Ekta in the past, this is a homecoming of sorts for me. I am excited to work with Ayushmann for this comedy entertainer. Interestingly, this year has been favourable for strong content-driven films; and this film will, hopefully, continue this tide.”

Nushrat will also be seen opposite Rajkummar Rao in Turram Khan which is being helmed by Hansal Mehta.





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Anushka & Virat to celebrate their first anniversary in Australia

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MUMBAI: Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli tied the knot in Tuscany, Italy last year on 11th December amidst close friends and family members. The private affair looked pristine and pious with the perfect décor.

Now almost a year back as the most loved couple of the country is gearing up to celebrate their first wedding anniversary all eyes are on them. The duo is currently away from each other because of work commitments, but Anushka is set to fly to Australia soon to be with her hubby dearest. The actress will be taking time off from her upcoming film Zero’s promotions to be with him in Australia where Virat is currently playing a series of matches.

A source close to the actress revealed to a leading entertainment agency, “Anushka had planned this trip months ago and the Zero team was aware that she would be taking a few days off in December to celebrate this special moment. The Indian cricket team will play against Australia and Anushka will join hubby Virat for some days. She will fly back post the celebrations. Their hectic work schedules can only permit them this time of togetherness.


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Dwayne Johnson to visit India for Priyanka and Nick wedding

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MUMBAI: Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas have kick-started their wedding celebrations with a special pooja at the actress’s Mumbai residence. The Quantico star is all set to tie the knot with her American singer fiancé Nick Jonas as per the Hindu ceremony on December 2. She will also be having a white wedding a day prior on December 1. The much-talked about wedding will be taking place at the royal Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur, Rajasthan.

Speaking of the wedding, the latest we hear is that Hollywood star Dwayne Johnson aka The Rock will be attending the #Nickyanka wedding. Dwayne has worked with both Priyanka and Nick and shares a great bond. He has worked with Priyanka in Baywatch and was Nick’s co-star in Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. The actor even admitted playing cupid between Nick and PeeCee and look now, the gorgeous couple is getting married.

Earlier reports of Nick doing a medley on the sangeet made rounds on the internet. We hear the couple will also recreate their first date on the big night. Priyanka, on the other hand, will be doing a special Kathak performance with mom Madhu Chopra and even burn the stage on her hit dance number – Desi Girl.

Post their wedding, Priyanka and Nick will be hosting a wedding reception in the capital which will be attended by families and close friends of the couple.




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Renowned Indian singer Muhammad Aziz dies at 64

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MUMBAI: Famously known for his hit song, My Name Is Lakhan, singer Mohammed Aziz died due to cardiac arrest today in Mumbai. The singer died at 64 on his way back to Mumbai from Kolkata. Soon after Aziz suffered cardiac arrest, he was rushed to the Nanavati hospital but was declared dead by the team of doctors present there.

Born on July 2, 1954, Mohammed Aziz was a popular Hindi playback singer who gave his voice to various Bollywood, Bengali and Odia films. The veteran started his journey in Mumbai with his first Hindi film being Amber in 1984.

His death was announced by famous comedian Jonny Lever’s brother Jimmy Moses on Facebook. Later confirming the same in an interview with a tabloid, Jimmy said, “Mohammed Aziz was in Kolkata for a show which happened last night. He took a flight this afternoon and landed at 4:30 in Mumbai. He then took a cab from the Mumbai airport but started feeling uneasy soon after. He was then taken to the Nanavati hospital where the doctors informed that he is no more”

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Kapil Sharma to tie the knot on Dec 12

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MUMBAI: Finally making his rumoured relationship official with girlfriend Ginni Chatrath, comedian Kapil Sharma has announced his wedding. The actor cum comedian will be tying the knot with Ginni on December 12 this year and shared the wedding invite with his fans on social media saying, “Need ur blessings Need ur blessings”

The wedding invite reads as, “With great joy in our hearts and blessings of our parents, it gives us immense pleasure to announce that Ginni and I will embark on a new journey of love, respect & togetherness on 12th of December, 2018.

We would like to thank each and every one who has been a part of our wonderful sojourn and seek the best wishes and prayers of all our loved ones”

In an interview earlier, Kapil had revealed how girlfriend Ginni’s father had rejected his proposal to marry her. He shared, “When I started earning well, my mother took my marriage proposal to her family, which got rejected. Her dad sweetly said, ‘Shut up’ (laughs!). Thereafter, I got busy with work, while she pursued MBA in Finance. She kept studying to avoid marriage proposals. At that time, I was settled in Mumbai, and so much was happening in my life. I then realised ki itna kuchh hua hai, but she never disturbed me. Itna patience kisi mein nahi dekha maine (never saw this level of patience in anybody). That’s when I decided that it was the right time to marry,”

Nevertheless, looks like all’s good in the hood now and we are sending all wishes to the couple.