1042! That’s the number of fans Valmiki actor Varun Tej posed with for photos while promoting the film

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Telugu actor Varun Tej will be next seen in Valmiki which is slated for release on September 20 worldwide. Directed by Harish Shankar, Varun will be seen playing a menacing gangster in the film. Ahead of the release, Varun Tej has kickstarted the promotions of the film in Hyderabad. And as part of the promotions, Varun Tej had a meet-and-greet session with few fans and posed for pictures too with them. And you won’t believe the count of the fans he met during the session. Varun Tej met 1042 fans during this photo session and posed patiently for each one of them for pictures. It is amazing how Varun Tej made sure that every fan got a picture with him and he greeted them warmly. Valmiki director Harish Shankar is all praise for Varun Tej for having enormous patience to do so. “This is phenomenal… apart from patience one should have love other wise this feet can’t be achieved kudos to
@IAmVarunTej for making more than 1000 fans happy !!!!” tweet Harish Shankar.

Valmiki is the Telugu remake of 2013 Tamil release Jigarthanda which was directed by Karthik Subbaraj. The trailer of Valmiki was dropped recently and we are convinced that the film will be a worthy watch. Varun Tej plays an untamed gangster who is looking for recognition through his power to fight. Atharvaa plays an aspiring filmmaker who wishes to make a film based on a gangster who turns to non-violence after seeking redemption. Atharvaa meets Varun Tej to take references and their lives cross paths. Varun Tej’s look and act as a menacing gangster is mind-blowing and the actor is breaking shackles in choosing scripts for his films these days. Atharvaa looks impressive in debut in Telugu cinema and looks like doors will open for this young actor. Pooja Hegde plays Varun’s love interest and the Aravindha Sametha actress looks stunningly gorgeous in her role. Mrinalini Ravi, another Tamil artist, makes her debut and looks cute in her part. Watch the trailer here ICYMI.

Chhichhore Movie Review: Nitesh Tiwari is the real hero of this heart-warming tale of friendship

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Nitesh Tiwari’s Chhichhore is releasing on September 6. The film is a loving tribute to his days as an engineering student in IIT Bombay. Chhichhore has an ensemble cast led by Sushant Singh Rajput and Shraddha Kapoor. It is a story of eternal friendships, failures and how the education system and its flaws affect young people.
What is it about…

Aniruddha Pathak (Sushant Singh Rajput) is a divorcee who has the custody of his teenage son, Raghav. The kid has devoted two years for his life to clear the engineering entrance exams but fails to do so in the first attempt. He attempts suicide but survives with critical brain injuries. His father decides to recount his hostel days to his son and how his bunch of losers (friends) emerged as winners in their own eyes. It also leads to an emotional reunion between Aniruddha and his buddies.

What is hot…

The film beautifully captures the period of the early ’90s. Nitesh Tiwari, Nikhil Mehrotra and Piyush Total deserves full marks for their writing. The one-liners are hilarious and their execution is even better. You will laugh your hearts out in the hostel scenes. Coming to the performances, Varun Sharma steals the show as Sexa. He nails the role of the cute horny collegian to perfection. Sushant Singh Rajput has a ball playing the young Anni and his comic timing is good. Shraddha Kapoor does not have much to do as the young Maya but fares excellently in the emotional scenes. Naveen Polishetty, Tahir Raj Bhasin and Prateik Babbar play their parts well. However, Tushar Pandey as Mummy and Saharsh Shukla as Bevda are fabulous. In short, Nitesh Tiwari has made his cast deliver and how! Khairiyat and Pagle Fikar Not are songs you will enjoy. In a light-hearted manner Chhichhore delivers a message about how our self-esteem is what matters ultimately in life’s journey. It touches upon the flaws of the education system but it is not preachy.

What is not…

If you feel that Chhichhore is like 3 Idiots then you are mistaken. It is not even a middle class version of Student Of The Year. Yes, there are similarities but on a surface level. One of the things that people might argue about is that the tale is told from a male perspective.

Baaghi 3: Tiger Shroff and Shraddha Kapoor’s film causes inconvenience to the residents of Harmony Mall Residency during shoot

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The shooting of Tiger Shroff and Shraddha Kapoor’s Baaghi 3 started yesterday at Harmony Mall Residency, Oshiwara. While everyone including cast and crew were quite kicked about the film, it caused inconvenience to the residents of that location as they claimed that the area was littered with plastics and cigarette buds. A resident of the building, Priyanka Periera told Mid-day, “The entrance and exit of the mall and residential tower are the same. On Wednesday afternoon, they had kept two trucks on the pathway which was blocking the entry and exit of the towers. It also was blocking any vehicle or auto from entering the tower. It was raining and I had to walk till the gate. When I asked people on set, they said that they had taken permissions.”

She further added, “The area leading up to the residential towers was strewn with used plastic bottles of water. The crew had eaten lunch and they were washing the plates in the pathway itself. I had hoped that maybe the second day would be better but it was worse. The crew was smoking in the parking and discarding cigarette buds. There was too much filth and the stench was unbearable.

A core committee member of the society told the tabloid, “We did everything possible to make them comfortable. We even made room for the celeb cars in our complex and ensured that the cars are looked after. The situation was an utterly chaotic one for the society members. People were stuck at the building entrance for 20 minutes. It’s important that the production house takes responsibility for keeping the area around the set clean.

People’s Choice Awards 2019: Alia Bhatt nominated for Most Inspiring Asian Woman

In this year’s People’s Choice Awards Alia Bhatt has been nominated for Most Inspiring Asian Woman. Even Priyanka Chopra is being nominated for being the Best Dressed.

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Bollywood actress Alia Bhatt has always received appreciation for her powerful performances and seems like there is no stopping for her. The nomination list of The E! People’s Choice Awards 2019 is out and Alia Bhatt has been nominated for The Most Inspiring Asian Woman of 2019, amongst 7 other nominees. The 26-year-old actress is the only Indian to have been nominated in the category.

Alia shares her nomination with Thai model Chutimon Chuengcharoensukying, South Korean singer CL, South Korean actress Jung Yu-mi and Praya Lundberg, Raline Shah, Yuna and Zhou Dongyu. The voting for the category is open online and will run on till October 18. The winner will be announced on November 10 when the award show takes place.

After making her big debut with Karan Johar’s directorial Student of The Year, Alia has given several hits. Highway, Raazi, 2 States, Gully Boy, Dear Zindagi and Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhaniya, have been her hit projects over the years. On work front Alia’s kitty is full with some big projects. In 2020, Alia will be seen in 3 big films – Sadak 2 directed by Mahesh Bhatt, Brahmastra alongside Ranbir Kapoor and SS Rajamouli’s RRR.

Interestingly our Desi Girl, Priyanka Chopra is also nominated in People’s Choice Award this year for being the Best Dressed. Not just that, PeeCee has made us proud already and won two awards at the Award function. Priyanka Chopra won the Favorite Actress in a New TV Series in 2016 and in the following year the 37-year-old actress won the Favorite Dramatic TV Actress award for playing the role of FBI agent Alex Parrish in the American drama series Quantico. She is the only Indian to have won a People’s Choice Award.

Laal Kaptaan: On Saif Ali Khan’s birthday, makers release intriguing teaser, film to release on October 11

Laal Kaptaan, directed by Navdeep Singh, stars Saif Ali Khan in the leading role. The film is set in a tumultuous era of Indian history. There has been massive anticipation surrounding the film ever since it was announced, given that it portrays Saif in a never-seen-before avatar. The star steps into the shoes of a Naga Sadhu, out on a dramatic journey is ridden with drama, revenge, and deceit.

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As Saif Ali Khan is celebrating his birthday today, the makers of the film unveiled the teaser of the upcoming film which is very intriguing. The actor is seen showcasing his look while staring straight at the camera. Along with the teaser, the makers revealed that the film will release on October 11, 2019.

The film was supposed to release in September but due to patchwork, some portions had to be worked on. Produced by Eros International and Colour Yellow Productions, Laal Kaptaan releases nationwide on October 11, 2019.

Saaho: Prabhas and Shraddha Kapoor starrer get a U/A certificate with no cuts!

Shraddha Kapoor and Prabhas-starrer Saaho will release on August 30, which mean it’s just a few hours away. Saaho is a Multilingual film and the Hindi version of the film got its certificate on Monday and guess what it’s almost 3 hours of a thrilling ride!

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Saaho starring Shraddha Kapoor and Prabhas is inching closer to its release. The action-thriller is one of the most anticipated films of the year. Time and again, with new posters, songs and teasers, the makers are building up the suspense and the thrill to watch the film is just at the peak. New reports are surfacing the internet that the censor board has given Saaho its certificate and that too without any cuts. For the unversed, the Tamil and other regional versions have been certified by the CBFC in the past week. And just 4 days ahead of its release, the Hindi version of Saaho got its certification on Monday.

It has been said that Saaho has a run time of about 2 hours and 51 minutes, which means almost 3 hours of Prabhas’s humour, action and boyish charm! Talking about the Hindi version of Saaho, it has been given a U/A certificate with no cuts. From the trailer and the teasers, the makers have promised it to be the biggest action thriller of all time. Shraddha Kapoor and Prabhas’ chemistry would be another highlight in the movie and we cannot wait for them to create magic on screen. Already the songs have added to our woes making the wait even harder.

In an exclusive interview with us, Shraddha Kapoor talked about working with Prabhas and said, “I think when we first met, we hit it off instantly. He got super comfortable with me, my team, and I also got along well with his team. We got along really well… He has a great sense of humour. We had great bonding over the three years.” Ask Shraddha what change she has seen in Prabhas over the years, she quips, “He was passionate since the day one ya! He is so chilled out to work with. Prabhas will always be like laughing in between the shots and joking with everyone.

Jabariya Jodi movie review: Sidharth Malhotra, Parineeti Chopra’s dialoguebaazi is the only saving grace in this film

Based on Pakadva Vivah that prevails in Bihar and some smaller town in India, Jabariya Jodi starring Sidharth Malhotra and Parineeti Chopra starrer is hitting the theaters tomorrow. The film is directed by Prashant Singh and also stars Aparshakti Khurana and Sanjay Mishra in key roles. Catch our full review here!

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After multiple delays, Sidharth Malhotra and Parineeti Chopra starrer Jabariya Jodi is finally hitting the screens this Friday at the ticket windows. The romantic comedy venture, which was earlier titled Shotgun Shaadi has been in the news since 2018 and was earlier slated to release on May 17, but to avoid clash with other films, the makers finally chose August 9 as the final date and the cherry on top is that it’s a solo release for the film. Even the trailer with its quirk and mass appeal managed to garner the right buzz. But is the Sidharth Malhotra and Parineeti Chopra starrer worth the watch? Check out our review here!

What’s hot:

Sidharth steps into the role of Bihar ka goonda and pulls it off convincingly. Be it his flair in multi-coloured shirts and gamchas or the delivery with which he throws witty on-liners, Sid’s first rustic act deserves a pat. Even Parineeti does justice to her character with pitch-perfect diction and makes it seem effortless. SidNeeti’s chemistry is a treat to watch too. Slow claps are reserved for Aparshakti Khurana and Sanjay Mishra who light up the screen with their comic timing and punches.

What’s not:

The screenplay seems lazy and the editing, shoddy. Directed by Prashant Singh, the film wobbles at points and misses the plot more times than not. Especially the second half which beats around the bush for its entire duration without any plot device. The effort to soften the blow of social evils like dowry and forced marriage with comic intervention is note-worthy but debatable at best. And while Pari has caught hold of the accent, Sid’s is inconsistent. The film is also replete with one too many forgettable songs. Even the climax overstays its welcome with predictable sequences and dialogues.

Saaho actress Shraddha Kapoor has upped her fashion game and how!

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We are here just gushing at Shraddha Kapoor’s style file for Saaho promotions. From it scintillating silhouettes to edgy cuts, the actress is sporting them all. Made on a huge budget, Saaho is slated to be released on August 30 worldwide in Telugu, Tamil, Hindi and Malayalam.

And the D-day is nearing for Prabhas’ Saaho! After the blockbuster success of Baahubali: The Conclusion, Rebel Star from the South is arriving on the silver screen after more than two years with the multi-lingual quintessential venture and fans couldn’t be more thrilled. Seemingly, Saaho has it all – action, thrills, high-octane chase sequences. That and a sparkling chemistry between Prabhas and Shraddha Kapoor who will be seen opposite the superstar in the film. If the trailer and songs are any proof, the pair is going to light up the big screens with their on-screen partnership.

But while there is some time before that happens, we are here just gushing at Shraddha Kapoor’s style file for Saaho promotions. From scintillating silhouettes to edgy cuts, the actress is sporting them all. Don’t believe us? Check it out here.

See what we see? The film also marks the Telugu debut of Shraddha who found learning a new language, both challenging and exciting. She had said, “Speaking a language I didn’t know was tough but doable. But there were nights when I’d be awake, learning my lines, understanding what I was saying and then sitting with Sujeeth (director) to rehearse them before a shot. A coach also came home to help me get the dialect right.”

Saaho is touted to be India’s biggest action film and stars Prabhas and Shraddha Kapoor in lead roles. Directed by Sujeeth, Saaho has an ensemble cast with names like Jackie Shroff, Chunky Pandey, Mandira Bedi, Evelyn Sharma, Arun Vijay and Lal.

Made on a huge budget, Saaho is slated to be released on August 30 worldwide in Telugu, Tamil, Hindi and Malayalam. Stay tuned to BollywoodLife for all the latest updates from the world of entertainment!

Dabangg 3: Salman Khan taking stringent measures to avoid leaks from shooting spots

Irked with the amount of leaks from the sets, Salman Khan has now asked the team of the film to take more measures to avoid this leakage.

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The final leg of shooting of Dabangg 3 is underway in Jaipur and lead pair Salman Khan and Sonakshi Sinha are part of this schedule. The makers are canning a song in Jaipur involving Salman and Sonakshi. And since the day shooting began in Jaipur, photos from the shooting spot have been leaking on social media thanks to the overenthusiastic fans who could capture pictures and videos on phone. Irked with the amount of leaks from the sets, Salman Khan has now asked the team of the film to take more measures to avoid this leakage. According to a report in Mid-Day, Salman is said to have had an intense meeting with the marketing and production team of the film and asked them to fix this. The report also stated that Salman has apparently asked the makers to build a bigger wall around the sets of the film so that excited fans will not be able to go past it. Quite a Dabangg way, eh!

This may lead to disappointment amongst fans who may no longer see what’s happening on the sets. So to counter this, Salman has been posting pictures from the sets of the film to keep fans updated and make them happy.

Speaking about the film, Dabangg 3 will release in Hindi, Telugu, Tamil and Kannada on 20 Dec 2019 worldwide. Salman Khan confirmed the same a day via his social networking pages and posted a picture alongside director Prabhudhevaa. While it will be a straight version in Bollywood, the rest of the languages will be dubbed versions.

Speaking about the film, this cop story will have Kannada actor Kiccha Sudeep playing the antagonist. The Rann actor will have an action face-off with Salman Khan and will be seen sporting a toned physique. Reportedly, the villain’s character is almost a parallel lead in the film.

This will be the third franchise under the cop story and reunite Salman and Sonakshi. According to reports, the film will also travel in time and will depict the flashback life of Chulbul. For this version of the character, Salman is losing a lot of weight and will be seen sporting a leaner look. Salman has been hitting the gym more often now and has been juggling between sets.

Saaho: Prabhas and Shraddha Kapoor’s film rakes THIS huge amount even before release

Directed by Sujeeth, Saaho will have a multi-lingual release worldwide. With such a huge release, expectations on the film are towering high and is expected to do good at the box office.

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Saaho is now less than three weeks away from release and Indian movie buffs are quite kicked about the release day. Fans across the globe are eagerly looking forward to this action thriller which stars Prabhas and Shraddha Kapoor in the lead roles. Directed by Sujeeth, Saaho will have a multi-lingual release worldwide. With such a huge release, expectations on the film are towering high and is expected to do good at the box office. And going by the latest reports, Saaho has already raked in huge amount in the form of theatrical rights. According to trade buzz, Saaho has already made approximately Rs 320 crores in theatrical rights which includes all the languages it is releasing in. However, these are yet to be confirmed by the makers. This number doesn’t include the satellite and OTT platform business which is yet to be sealed by the makers, reportedly.

The trailer of Saaho was dropped a few days ago and it left fans dumbstruck. The trailer gives a glimpse of what the film has in store for fans and they can expect it to be a visual treat. Prabhas plays an undercover cop in Saaho which is hinted at in the trailer while Shraddha Kapoor plays his partner in the project from another wing. Watch the trailer right here ICYMI…

Besides Prabhas and Shraddha Kapoor, Saaho also stars Jackie Shroff, Chunky Panday, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Mandira Bedi, Evelyn Sharma, Arun Vijay and Malayalam actor-filmmaker Lal. Saaho is being produced by UV Creations and will be released in Telugu, Hindi, Tamil and Malayalam.