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Genelia D’Souza, Harman Baweja’s It’s My Life skips theatrical and digital release, opts for television premiere

It’s My Life, a remake of the Telugu film Bommarillu which was shot back in 2007, will premiere on 29 November on Zee Cinema.

Actor Genelia D’Souza and Harman Baweja’s upcoming film It’s My Life is opting for the direct-to-TV route for its release. Zee Cinema and filmmaker Boney Kapoor have joined hands to release his home production, a Hindi remake of the blockbuster Telugu film Bommarillu, on 29 November.

The film, which also features Nana Patekar and comedian Kapil Sharma, was shot back in 2007 but never saw the light of the day.

Kapoor said the film was made with the thought of highlighting unadulterated family equations and complexities between a father and son. He expressed hope that the film will strike a chord with viewers.

“Television has always been a great way to reach out to a wide set of audience and we are glad to share our movie for the first time ever with the viewers.

“Partnering with Zee Cinema for the direct to TV release has been an absolute joy as we believe it’s the perfect family entertainment channel to be showcasing this film,” Kapoor said in a statement.

Directed by Anees Bazmee and also produced by actor Sanjay Kapoor, the film is a light-hearted family entertainer.

The movie revolves around the relationship between a father (Patekar) and a son (Baweja), in which the father’s excessive concern and interference in his son’s life, creates situations which make it a relatable family entertainer, the official synopsis read.

Bazmee said he hopes the family entertainer cheers up the audience amid the unprecedented times due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“Whenever I decide to take up a script, I always put myself in the audience’s shoes and look at things from their point of view if it is entertaining or not. This movie is quite special for me and I am sure with its TV release, it will brighten up everybody’s mood especially at these unprecedented times,” Bazmee said.

The original Telugu was released in 2006 and featured actors Siddharth, Prakash Raj and Jayasudha.

Shraddha Kapoor to play naagin in upcoming trilogy, produced by Nikhil Dwivedi

Shraddha took to Twitter to announce the news, adding she has grown up watching, admiring and idolising Sridevi’s Nagina and Nigahen and always wanted to play a similar role.

Shraddha Kapoor will be playing the role of ‘icchadhari naagin’ (shape shifting female serpent) for a trilogy that will be directed by Vishal Furia and produced by Nikhil Dwivedi. Earlier, Sridevi was seen essaying the role of ‘icchadhari naagin’ in the 1986 film Nagina and its sequel Nigahen: Nagina Part 2.

Shraddha took to Twitter to announce the news, adding she has grown up watching, admiring and idolising Sridevi’s Nagina and Nigahen and always wanted to play a similar role.

Also, veteran Bollywood actress Rekha and Reena Roy have played the roles of an ‘icchadhari naagin’ in 1976 film Nagin.

The trilogy will be made and released under the banner of Saffron Broadcast & Media Ltd. The release date of the film is yet to be announced by the makers. There is no update on who all will be sharing the screen space with Shraddha.

A report by The Indian Express said that the makers of the yet to be titled trilogy are planning to add VFX and special effects. Director Vishal Furia is known for his 2017 Marathi horror film titled Lapachhapi. He is presently directing the Hindi remake of the film that will be titled Choori.

Shraddha Kapoor has earlier played a character with supernatural powers in 2018 horror-comedy film Stree.

The actress was last seen in Baaghi 3 alongside Tiger Shroff. She has also played pivotal roles in films including Ek Villain, Half Girlfriend, Street Dancer 3D, OK Jaanu, Hassena Parker, Chhichhore.

Jayalalithaa’s public rally scenes will be shot through CG in Kangana Ranaut’s Thalaivi

We all know former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa was an exceptional orator. Her public-address rallies were political phenomena that defied all analysis. It, therefore, comes as no surprise to know that the makers of Thalaivi, the multi-lingual Jayalalithaa bio-pic starring Kangana Ranaut were planning to shoot a number of massy meetings with hundreds of junior artistes.

But now, with COVID-19 showing no sign of abatement, Jayalalithaa’s public rally scenes are likely to be simulated on screen through computer graphics.

“Makes sense, don’t you think?” a source close to the project wonders. “It’s going to be months if nor years before any filmmaker can shoot large crowds and mobs. We might as well get used to making do with CGs.

Says Thailavi producer Shaailesh Singh, “Most of the public speeches of Jayalalithaaji we had already shot, only few such scenes are left, what we will shoot now, it will be according to COVID-19 guidelines and in those shots definitely if required we will use CG.

Shri Rajput Karni Sena send legal notice to Akshay Kumar and Kiara Advani’s Laxmmi Bomb

Akshay Kumar’s first movie of 2020, Laxmmi Bomb, set to release for Diwali has landed in some trouble. Reportedly, the makers have received a legal notice from the Shri Rajput Karni Sena demanding a change in the title of the film.

Akshay Kumar and Kiara Advani starrer Laxmmi Bomb is scheduled to release on November 9 on Disney+Hotstar. As per reports, the notice was sent by advocate Raghavendra Mehrotra on behalf of the Karni Sena. According to the notice, Laxmmi Bomb was being considered “derogatory and offensive” to Goddess Laxmi worshipped by the Hindu community. The notice also claimed that the makers deliberately used the title Laxmmi Bomb to lower the dignity of and show disrespect towards the Goddess. It also claimed that the name sends out a wrong message to the society at large towards the “ideology, customs, gods and goddesses of Hindu religion.

 

Rana Daggubati’s trilingual film Haathi Mere Saathi to release on Makar Sankranti 2021

Actor Rana Daggubati’s action spectacle Haathi Mere Saathi, which was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, will now hit the screens on Makar Sankranti in January next year.

Backed by Eros International and directed by Prabhu Solomon, the movie was scheduled to have a nationwide release on 2 April. The trilingual film will be titled Haathi Mere Saathi in Hindi, Kaadan in Tamil and Aranya in Telugu.

“Today, even as we deal with a deadly pandemic, the one faced by our forests, that of human encroachment and deforestation continues to loom over us. Be a part of this thrilling battle with Haathi Mere Saathi, releasing in theatres on Makar Sankranti 2021,” the makers said in a statement on Wednesday.

Also featuring Pulkit Samrat, Shriya Pilgaonkar and Zoya Hussain, the film chronicles the journey of man who fights for the jungle and the animals.

Previously in an interview with Press Trust of India, Daggubati had described the film as a reflection to the environmental crisis across the world.

“It”s a mirror to the society. This happening in many parts of the country, the world. Everywhere there’s an elephant corridor and urbanisation around. There are cities which grow and break the natural habitat.

“As filmmakers, artistes, we have films to voice out certain things. To influence people in the most entertaining way possible,” the actor had said.

Hrithik Roshan’s mother Pinkie tests COVID-19 positive, says she is asymptomatic

Actor Hrithik Roshan’s mother, Pinkie Roshan, has tested positive for COVID-19, filmmaker-husband Rakesh Roshan said.

There were reports that Pinkie Roshan, who turned 67 on Thursday, tested positive for the virus a week ago.

When contacted, Rakesh Roshan told Press Trust of India that she is currently asymptomatic. “Yes, it’s true. There are no symptoms and she is doing home quarantine,” he said.

Pink also spoke about her diagnosis and the precautions she, her family and staff are undertaking with Times of India, “Every 20 days or so, we have been getting everyone checked as a precaution. This includes all our family members and the staff. I have no symptoms and my doctors told me that my yoga and exercise regime has helped in a big way to keep this in control; however, it meant that I have had the virus in me for 15 days. I am expected to undergo another test tomorrow and let’s hope it will be negative.”

Pinkie had shared a picture of the birthday surprise her family had organised for her on Instagram.

On Malaika Arora’s 47th birthday, Arjun Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor Khan, sister Amrita wish actor

Malaika Arora was also wished by India’s Best Dancer co-judge Geeta Kapoor, Karisma Kapoor and Shilpa Shetty Kundra, among others.

Popular dancer, model, and reality show judge Malaika Arora celebrated her 47th birthday on Friday, 23 October. By the looks of it, the merriment had begun a day early as Malaika was spotted stepping out of her house in the evening with son Arhan on Thursday.

Malaika’s friends did not forget to extend lovely and funny posts on her special day.

Kareena Kapoor Khan shared an old picture from a party with the ‘Chaiyya Chaiyya’ dancer on her Instagram handle. Karisma Kapoor shared a fun throwback from the time she cleaned a sofa with Malaika. Younger sister Amrita Arora posted a single picture of Malaika on Instagram.

Arjun Kapoor shared a candid moment to wish Malaika on her birthday.

Malaika has been appearing as the judge in India’s Best Dancer alongside choreographers Geeta Kapoor and Terence Lewis. Geeta shared a beautiful picture with Malaika on the occasion.

Farah Khan Kunder, who recently appeared on the show as a guest, also posted a selfie with the dancer.

Jaan Kumar Sanu’s Mother Reacts After He Asked Nikki Tamboli Out on Date in Bigg Boss 14

Jaan Kumar Sanu asked Nikki Tamboli out on a date and even expressed his liking for the South film actress, who unfortunately friend-zoned him by saying he is like her brother.

Legendary singer Kumar Sanu’s son Jaan Kumar Sanu is currently seen in Bigg Boss 14. His bond with fellow housemate Nikki Tamboli is being enjoyed by the viewers. The two seem inseparable on the show and have been a constant support of each other.

Recently, Jaan asked Nikki out on a date and even expressed his liking for the South film actress, who unfortunately friend-zoned him by saying he is like her brother. Now in an interview, Jaan’s mother Rita Bhattacharya reacted to son Jaan’s liking for Nikki. Taking it sportingly, Rita told Zoom TV that it is “a good time pass” on TV.

She told Zoom TV, “Yeh sab masti thi (This was all in fun), I am enjoying this. You never know what Jaan is doing. I am enjoying it and everyone is enjoying it. Both of them are very young. It is a good time pass and at least there are doing something in the house.”

She further added, “I have started missing him a lot. He is there, he is doing good in Bigg Boss 14. I am feeling good. I am watching him on TV and on Voot as well. I am happy for him.”

Meanwhile, Jaan’s father Kumar Sanu, 62, tested positive for COVID-19, his team announced in a post on the singer’s official Facebook handle on Friday. The post on his page read, “Unfortunately, Sanu da has tested Corona positive, please pray for his good health. Thank you.

Bigg Boss 14 Day 13 Written Updates: Rubina Shouting ‘Women Power’ After Nikki-Jasmin’s Task Irks Sidharth

Sidharth Shukla blames Hina Khan that she is being unfair and they get into a huge argument as both their tempers flare up.

After a turbulent and highly competitive ball collection task the previous day, Eijaz Khan, Nishant Singh Malkhani and Pavitra Punia emerge as winners. The trio now has the opportunity to take their personal belongings from the BB Mall. The task continues the next day and the remaining contestants are paired against to complete the task. Jasmin who was upset the previous day and had lost hope of getting her things back from the mall gets extremely charged about the task. Rubina, Abhinav and Sidharth Shukla boost her morale and tell her to give it her all in her upcoming clash against Nikki Tamboli.

As soon as the task begins and Nikki and Jasmin start collecting the plastic balls, Nikki attacks Jasmin first. After this, Jasmin refuses to go easy on Nikki and the two slug it out and there is a major tug off war between them. Once the buzzer rings, Hina Khan supports Jasmin and thinks that Jasmin has won the task. Sidharth Shukla, on the other hand, supports Nikki. He blames Hina that she is being unfair and they get into a huge argument as both their tempers flare up. Sidharth, Hina and Gauahar get into heated arguments. When Hina and Gauahar do not step down from decision, Sidharth gives in and announces Jasmin as the winner. Soon after the task, Rubina comes and hugs Jasmin shouting ‘Women Power’. This irks Sidharth and once again arguments break.

Later in the day, Nikki Tamboli teases Jaan Kumar and calls him her brother. Jaan gets irritated and tells her not to call him her brother. Nikki challenges Jaan to learn a song for her and come back and only then she will accept his friendship. Jaan Kumar takes the effort and learns the song from Hina Khan.

Actress Amrita Rao is Pregnant with First Child, Sara Gurpal Gets Evicted from Bigg Boss 14

Actress Amrita Rao is expecting her first child with RJ Anmol. A picture of Amrita is doing the rounds on social media in which she puts her baby bump on display. By the looks of it, Amrita is a few months in and will soon embrace motherhood. The lovely couple was snapped outside a doctor’s clinic and Amrita made no attempts to hide the good news of her pregnancy from the media and fans.

Days after a moving video of an elderly couple from Delhi’s Malviya Nagar became a social media rage, Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma took to her Instagram stories to share a picture of them. The actress had the sweetest things to say about the old couple. Taking to her Instagram handle, Anushka shared a happy picture of the old couple from ‘Baba Ka Dhaba’ and wrote, ‘Acche vicharo ko humesha kitabi shiksha kee avashyakta nahi hoti hai (Noble thoughts do not always require bookish education)

In another news, actress Rhea Chakraborty, accused of abetting the suicide of her actor boyfriend Sushant Singh Rajput, has urged the CBI to take action against her neighbour for giving “false” statements to the media to mislead the investigation in the case.

Meanwhile, Monday’s episode of Bigg Boss 14 had an unpleasant surprise for fans of Punjabi musician Sara Gurpal, who was evicted in the show’s first-ever elimination round. Sara was nominated alongside Jaan Kumar Sanu, Eijaz Khan, Abhinav Shukla, Shehzad Deol, Nishant Singh Malkhani and Rahul Vaidya. But Bigg Boss introduced a twist and asked the ‘Seniors’ of the house – former Bigg Boss contestants Siddharth Shukla, Hina Khan and Gauahar Khan – to pick a contestant for eviction. After much deliberation, they decided to eliminate Sara.

Suraj Venjaramoodu has bagged the Best Actor award in the 50th Kerala State Film Awards. The actor has won the prestigious state award for the film Android Kunjappan Version 5.25 and Vikruthi. The Best Actress award was given to Kani Kusruti for her role in the film Biriyani. The Best Film award went to Vasanthi, directed by the Rahman brothers. The Best Director award was bagged by Lijo Jose Pellissery for Jallikattu. Fahadh Faasil and Swasika Vijay won in the Best Supporting Actors category.