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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.

As theatres prepare to reopen from 15 October, industry insiders say screening of fresh content unlikely

Given the extreme caution around the coronavirus pandemic, there is unlikely to be any new films releasing, say industry insiders.

The government has given its green signal for cinemas to reopen in a new COVID-19 normal defined by rigorous dos and don’ts and theatre owners are getting ready too, but it may be a while before audiences get to see a new movie.

On Tuesday, Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar announced the standard operating procedures (SOPs) that cinema halls must put in place before they open on 15 October after seven months of being closed.

The SOPs include one seat distance in theatres, 50 percent capacity, masks at all time, proper ventilation and air conditioner temperature settings at above 23 degrees Celsius.

It was good news for multiplex and theatre owners who been asking the government to let them reopen and also for movie aficionados missing their big screen experience. But the wariness persisted. Was it safe? How many people would actually brave the threat of COVID-19? What about the cost factor involved in getting theatres ready for a corona era?

Given the extreme caution, there is unlikely to be any fresh content in the next few months, industry insiders indicated. No one wants to take a chance.

Sibashish Sarkar, Reliance Entertainment Group CEO, said reopening of cinemas is a positive sign for the industry but screening new releases will be difficult.

“We are not releasing any film on Diwali (14 November). It is not possible to release a film on Diwali now. As of now, all cinema houses are not opening from 15 October. Even if it opens on 1 November, how can you release a film in a 10 or 15-day notice period?” he asked.

Films such as Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif starrer Sooryavanshi and Ranveer Singh’s 83 that are complete and ready for release won’t be seen on the big screen anytime soon.

While many films moved to OTT platforms during the lockdown that started in March, the much awaited Sooryavanshi and 83 did not. The Rohit Shetty directorial, which was scheduled to release on 24 March, just a day before the lockdown came into effect, was supposed to hit the screens on Diwali.

“We are not sure whether we will change both Sooryavanshi or 83 or we will just shift one film… It is clear… from December to March is the realistic timeline,” Sarkar told PTI.

In fact, some cinemas will screen old content even when they open.

Raj Bansal, a multiplex owner from Jaipur, said the distribution and exhibition sector has been waiting since August for theatres to open but his own theatre will stick to old fare.

“We have 15 days to plan things. We have software for a few Dhoom series, Golmaal, Munnabhai…, Hera Pheri and some small films that are ready to be released in theatres, ” Bansal told PTI.

He said the cost of operating cinemas will go up by at least 10 percent as the premises will need to be sanitised regularly.

Cinepolis India CEO Devang Sampat is clear that cinema halls can’t get back to regular business unless there is fresh content.

He said they have implemented stringent safety protocols in line with global best practices and are ready to welcome patrons back to a safe and secure, world class movie experience.

“We request the state governments to provide clearance for cinemas to open in their respective states,” he added.

T-Series president Vinod Bhanushali added that it is exciting to have cinemas make a comeback after months of uncertainty.

In Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu, theatres might open by November or pre-Diwali and the company is getting films ready for a theatrical release. The company has films such as Indoo Ki Jawani and the yet untitled biopic on badminton ace Saina Nehwal.

“We will be happy if our films that are to be released on OTT will come in theatres. However this decision is between OTT and exhibitors and distributors,” Bhanushali told PTI.

“We believe stars or superstars are made or born in theatres. The fun of watching films is on the large screen,” Bhanushali told PTI.

Producer Boney Kapoor said it will take a couple of weeks for the audience to get used to coming to theatres.

“Footfalls will increase gradually. Hopefully by Diwali, we should have a better understanding or how good the situation is. We will think of the release once we complete the shoot of our films. We are praying footfalls in theatres show positive signs,” Kapoor told PTI.

Film exhibitor Akshay Rathi, who has cinema houses in Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh, said the audience will want a safe and secure environment and all SOPs would be implemented.

“We will ensure the best of movies are released in theatres for audiences to come in big numbers. For this producers, exhibitors and distributors will have to work together to rebuild the movie-going habit,” Rathi told PTI.

Theatres across the country had to shut their doors in March due to the coronavirus-led lockdown. As the government started easing other businesses, theatre chains said they should be allowed to resume services as they were already facing losses to the tune of Rs 9,000 crore.

“We are committed to ensure a safe, secure and a hygienic cinema-going experience for the movie lovers of our country. As always, we would continue to assign topmost priority to the health and well-being of our guests and employees,” said PVR Cinemas CEO Gautam Dutta.

“We look forward to welcoming back moviegoers to a safe and an amazing brand new experience at our cinemas,” he added.

INOX Leisure CEO Alok Tandon is also hopeful of a turnaround in the industry.

“We are completely geared up and prepared for the new normal, which would assign topmost priority to safety and hygiene,” Tandon said.

Betting on the unique cinema culture of the country, Tandon said the announcement will help content producers chart a plan for their release.

“India’s unique cinema culture is something which makes us feel proud and optimistic at the same time. There is a huge amount of emotional, cultural and creative hunger prevailing in the country, which can now be satisfied with cinemas to a large extent. We know that the masses are yearning to step out and enjoy their favourite form of entertainment.”

It all depends on how eager audiences are to step into a theatre.

“I will skip theatres for now as it is too risky. One watches movies on the big screen for fun but how can you enjoy the experience when you are worried about getting infected,” said Aman Verma, an engineer.

College student Priya is less wary.

“There is uncertainty about going to theatres but other places have started opening. If there is a big movie, I won’t mind going to a multiplex,” she said.

Laxmmi Bomb trailer: Akshay Kumar, Kiara Advani navigate horror comedy in remake of Raghava Lawrence’s Kanchana 2

Laxmmi Bomb will start streaming on Disney+ Hotstar this Diwali on 9 November.

The trailer of Akshay Kumar and Kiara Advani-starrer Laxmmi Bomb released on Friday. The actor tweeted the trailer on his official page and asked all to stop and watch it.

The 3-minute-40-second trailer of the horror-comedy film is packed with funny dialogues. The trailer shows that Akshay visits Kiara’s family house to convince her father for their marriage.

The trailer also shows Akshay wearing a red coloured saree and bangle. He is even seen sporting a big bindi on his forehead. The trailer shows both the actors dancing to the ‘O Burj Khalifa’ song.

Laxmmi Bomb is a remake of super-hit Tamil horror comedy Kanchana and is helmed by choreographer-turned-director Raghava Lawrence. The film will release on Disney+Hotstar on 9 November. Ahead of the release of the trailer, Akshay shared a screenshot from the film where he and Kiara are seen in Arabic attire.

The original Kanchana 2 is a horror-comedy, starring Lawrence, R Sarathkumar, and Raai Laxmi in lead roles. The film follows the journey of an innocent man who is possessed by a couple of vengeful ghosts to get justice for their murders.

The film is one of the seven major Hindi movies to get a direct-to-digital release on Disney+ Hotstar.

Laxmmi Bomb will be the first movie in Akshay’s career that has skipped theatrical release. His other upcoming cop drama Sooryavanshi, is awaiting to hit theatres soon.

The film will also star Tusshar Kapoor, Sharad Kelkar, Tarun Arora and Ashwini Kalsekar.

Khaali Peeli, Ka Pae Ranasingam release on 2 October via appointment viewing: How to watch the films on ZeePlex

Khaali Peeli and Ka Pae Ranasingam can be watched on ZeePlex, which is available on DTH networks as well as on ZEE5.

Two of the most anticipated films of October — Khaali Peeli and Ka Pae Ranasingam — start streaming on Friday on Zee Plex, Zee’s new ‘Cinema2Home’ (C2H) service for showcasing new films on TV and digital platforms.

Starring Ishaan Khatter and Ananya Panday in the lead, Khaali Peeli was earlier slated for a theatrical release on 12 June, but it was stalled in the light of the shuttering of cinema halls due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Apart from its digital premiere, the film will also be screened in drive-in theatres in Gurugram and Bengaluru.

On the other hand, Vijay Sethupathi and Aishwarya Rajesh’s Ka Pae Ranasingam will be the first Tamil film to premiere on television on a pay-per-view basis.

Based on real-life incidents, the film focuses on the struggle of farmers and how the corporate sector exploits the natural resources, it is directed by P Virumandi and produced by Kotapadi J Rajesh under the banner of KJR Studios.

(Also read on Firstpost — Aishwarya Rajesh, director Virumandi talk about Tamil cinema’s first pay-per-view model film, Ka Pae Ranasingam)

Here’s how you can access the films on Zee Plex

Khaali Peeli and Ka Pae Ranasingam are available for advance booking on Zee Plex from 1 October, which will be available on services like Dish TV, Tata Sky, D2H, and Airtel Digital TV. Consumers need to pay Rs 299 to access Khali Peeli, and Rs 199 to watch Ka Pae Ranasingam.

 

 

Ahead of Bigg Boss 14 Premiere Episode, Watch BTS Video of Salman Khan Shooting for Reality Show

Stuck at home in the pandemic, every household in the world has felt like a Bigg Boss house. Thankfully, we will have the original show coming soon next month. It is that time of the year when we expect Salman Khan welcoming us into the super entertaining Bigg Boss house and just like every year, the audience is anticipating the contestants’ list. The makers have announced that the show will premiere on October 3.

However, multiple media reports are already speculating some of the contestants and here is who they think will make an appearance on the final day. According to a report by Pinkvilla, a confirmed list of contestants includes Jasmin Bhasin, Jaan Shanu, Eijaz Khan, Aly Goni.

Jaan Shanu is the son of renowned singer Kumar Sanu, while Eijaz Khan, Aly Goni and Jasmin Bhasin are television actors.

The report also says that the show will feature four YouTubers, which led many to speculate that Carry Minati will be participating in the show. However, he denied the reports of joining the house after Twitter trolled him and many questioned his intentions of joining a show which he has roasted in the past.

This year, the show will be slightly different for obvious reasons. The makers have said that all the precautions and safety measures will be taken care of during the shooting. According to India.com, the contestants will be quarantined from September 20 or September 21 till the time they enter the Bigg Boss 14 house on October 3. The Bigg Boss house is set in Mumbai’s Film City. The show will air on Color and Voot Select at 9 pm on Saturday and Sunday, and at 10:30 pm during weekdays.

The contestants of the show will have to survive their stay in the house and the winner will get the prize money. Last season, the winner of the show was Sidharth Shukla.

John Abraham’s Satyameva Jayate 2 to release in cinemas on 12 May, 2021

Makers of John Abraham-starrer Satyameva Jayate 2 on Monday announced that the action-drama will release theatrically on 12 May, 2021.

Produced by Bhushan Kumar’s T-Series and Emmay Entertainment, the Milap Zaveri-directed film is a sequel to the 2018 hit. It also stars Divya Khosla Kumar.

The makers released a poster featuring Abraham where he carries a plow over his shoulders.  The gashes on Abraham’s body ooze out the tricolour instead of red.

Zaveri said Eid is the perfect occasion to release the film as Satyameva Jayate 2 is a celebration of “action, music, dialoguebaazi, patriotism and heroism.”

“With Bhushan sir, Monisha Advani, Madhu Bhojwani and Nikkhil Advani backing me once again, I can promise next year on May 12 we will do our best to deliver a festive bonanza for all audiences,” the director said in a statement.

The film is a departure from its original Mumbai setting and will see Abraham fighting corruption in Lucknow. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted that the filming is going to begin from next month. A Times of India report says the actor’s character will be seen quashing corruption in “all spheres from the police to politicians, industrialists, and the common man.”

Zaveri said the decision to change shooting location to Lucknow gave the team a chance to make it “more massy” with a larger canvas.

“Visually also Lucknow adds to the scale and grandeur. The action of this film is gonna be ten times more dynamic, heroic and powerful,” he added.

Filmmaker-producer Nikkhil Advani said the success of Satyameva Jayate has encouraged them to make the sequel bigger and better.

Akshay Kumar turns 53: A look at the actor’s upcoming projects from Laxmmi Bomb to Sooryavanshi

Akshay Kumar, who made his debut with Saugandh in 1991, has multiple upcoming projects.

Kumar will also be featuring in Discovery Channel’s Into The Wild With Bear Grylls. Last week, he shared an action-packed promo, where he said he tasted elephant poop tea and ran into the woods along with Grylls.

The cop comedy was scheduled to release in theatres on 24 March, but had to be postponed due to the shuttering of cinemas. Kumar will play Veer Sooryavanshi, the chief of the anti-terrorism squad; the name seems to be inspired by Salman Khan’s Veer (2010) and Suryavanshi (1992).

With this film, also starring Katrina Kaif, director Rohit Shetty will expand his cop universe. He had previously directed Ajay Devgn in Singham and Singham Returns, and Ranveer Singh in Simmba. Singh and Devgn will also make a cameo appearance in the film.

Raghava Lawrence’s Tamil horror comedy remake, Laxmmi Bomb, will see Kumar as a man haunted by vengeful ghosts. Kiara Advani plays the opposite lead in the Hindi version.

The horror-comedy is set to stream on Disney+Hotstar, bypassing a theatrical release as screens remain closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. In a virtual press conference in June, Kumar had said OTT release was the only wise option in the current scenario.

Kumar will reunite with frequent collaborator Sajid Nadiadwala for this feature. Housefull 4 director Farhad Samji is at the helm. The makers had shared two different looks of the actor last year. Also starring Kriti Sanon, Bachchan Pandey releases in January, 2021.

Kumar will play Rajput warrior and king, Prithviraj Chauhan in the YRF production, which marks the feature debut of Miss World 2017 Manushi Chillar. On his 52nd birthday, Kumar had shared a brief teaser of Prithviraj.

A source told Mumbai Mirror that the shoot of Prithviraj had to be halted in March due to the pandemic, and after Kumar wraps up Bell Bottom, he will begin work on the historical drama by October.

The Aanand L Rai produced film will feature Tamil superstar Dhanush and Sara Ali Khan in the lead, while Kumar will be seen in a cameo appearance.

“It’s is a challenging character to play, but at the same time, it is such a special role that my heart just couldn’t say ‘no’ to it. I will remember it for the rest of my life. My combination with Sara and Dhanush truly makes it true to its title — Atrangi! And I know that Aanand, in his special and simple way of storytelling, will only add magic to it,” Kumar had previously told Times of India.

Khaali Peeli makers tweak ‘Beyonce Sharma Jayegi’ title after facing flak over

Ever since the song ‘Beyonce Sharma Jayegi’ from the film Khaali Peeli, featuring Ishaan Khatter and Ananya Panday released, it has snowballed into controversies. The makers have now changed the spelling of iconic pop singer Beyonce to ‘Beyonse’ in the title.

The song was heavily criticised of racism and for glorifying Panday’s white skin by using the term ‘goriya’. Things were more complicated when the track invoked comparisons with the African-American pop icon, Beyonce. This attempt did not sit well with netizens who took to Twitter to protest against the ‘racially insensitive’ song.

In an interview to Hindustaan Times, Khaali Peeli’s director Maqbool defended the song’s lyrics and said and there was never any question of disrespect, “First, without any hesitation or excuses we want to apologise to anyone offended. We assure you that the lyric in question was never intended racially. In fact, the term ‘goriya’ has been so often and traditionally used in Indian songs to address a girl, that it didn’t occur to any of us to interpret it in a literal manner.”

He also opened up on the comparison with Beyonce and said it was simply meant to be a street-smart guy flattering a girl who is trying to impress by saying that her dancing/performance is ‘worth comparing’ to even Beyonce who we all see as the ‘final word, the epitome of talent, beauty, performance, style and attitude’.

‘Beyonse Sharma Jayegi’ has been composed by Vishal and Shekhar and has been sung by Nakash Aziz and Neeti Mohan.

Besides Khatter and Panday, the film also stars Jaideep Ahlawat and Satish Kaushik in pivotal roles.