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Arjun Kapoor, Rakul Preet to share screen space in cross-border dramedy, produced by John Abraham

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Rakul Preet will be seen next with Arjun Kapoor in a cross-border dramedy, which mark the directorial debut of Kaashvie Nair.

Nair has previously assisted Nikkhil Advani on Patiala House (2011) and D-Day (2013). She has also co-directed a TV series P.O.W. – Bandi Yuddh Ke. The yet-untitled feature will be produced by Bhushan Kumar’s T-Series, Advani’s Emmay Entertainment, and John Abraham’s JA Films. The trio have previously collaborated on films like Batla House and Satyameva Jayate.

“It is a coming-of-age love story written by Anuja Chauhan, Amitosh Nagpal, and Kaashvie. It will be mostly shot in Punjab and Los Angeles. Arjun Kapoor and Rakul Preet Singh will be sharing screen space for the first time and we will be finalising the title and release date soon,” Nikkhil tells Mumbai Mirror.

Arjun tells Mirror he loved the script instantly, and expressed his excitement to work with Rakul for the first time.

Rakul was recently seen in the Hindi comedy De De Pyaar De with Ajay Devgn and Tabu. Her previous projects that hit cinemas this year also include NGK with Suriya in Tamil and Manmadhudu 2 with Nagarjuna in Telugu. She will be seen next in the Sidharth Malhotra, Tara Sutaria, and Riteish Deshmukh-starrer Marjaavaan as well as Indian 2 with Kamal Haasan.

Arjun will take on the role of Maratha warrior Sadashiv Rao Bhau in Ashutosh Gowariker’s Panipat, which also stars Kriti Sanon as his wife Parvati Bai, and Sanjay Dutt as the Afghan ruler Ahmad Shah Abdali. He will also star in a remake of Comali, produced by his father Boney Kapoor.

Saand Ki Aankh: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal declares Taapsee Pannu, Bhumi Pednekar’s film tax-free

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Saand Ki Aankh seems to have garnered the positive attention of some state governments. After Uttar Pradesh, the film has now been declared tax-free in Delhi as well.

Chief Minister of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal, recently announced the news on social media, stating that the film’s “message should reach to people of every age, gender & background―The power of a dream, & the power derived from it to achieve it, despite any socio-cultural blocks.”

Taapsee Pannu, who plays one of the female leads alongside Bhumi Pednekar in the film, replied to Kejriwal’s news and thanked him. Bhumi had also thanked the politician after he attended the screening of the film. Kejriwal’s family, and education minister Manish Sisodia had also attended the screening.

Helmed by Tushar Hiranandani, Saand Ki Aankh depicts the heroic story of the world’s oldest sharpshooters — Chandro and Prakashi Tomar.

Apart from Taapsee and Bhumi, Saand Ki Aankh also features director Prakash Jha and Mukkabaaz actor Viineet Singh in pivotal roles. The film was criticised by senior actresses for casting two young actresses in the roles of 60-year-olds. Set in the hinterlands of Uttar Pradesh, the film went on floors in Meerut in February. Originally titled Womaniya, the film was renamed Saand Ki Aankh, following a title rights dispute.

Recently, Saand Ki Aankh was also exempted from the state Goods and Services Tax (SGST) in Rajasthan.

Made in China: Rajkummar Rao’s Raghu is smitten with Mouni Roy’s Rukmini in new song ‘Valam’

After releasing the recreated version of the foot-tapping number ‘Odhani’, and yet another rendition of a Gujarati folk song, ‘Sanedo’, the makers of Made in China have released ‘Valam’. The song is picturised on Raghu (Rajkummar Rao) and Rukmini (Mouni Roy) in the early days of their marriage. Raghu seems completely smitten with his wife.

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The video also showcases some of the playful moments of their relationship, where Raghu makes a heart-shaped roti, and the two secretly drink in an abandoned place, but ultimately get caught by the cops on their way back home.

“‘Valam’ is a departure from the rest of the songs and adds soul to the album. While Raghu is busy chasing his dreams, it’s his wife Rukmini (Mouni) who is the wind beneath his wings, encouraging him every step of the way. And that’s what this song personifies — the meaning of true love and honest relationships. We had a blast shooting for all the songs, but filming this one was a relaxed and effortless experience. It was driven by the idea of building and celebrating a connection,”

Arijit Singh and Priya Saraiya duet in ‘Valam’, composed by duo Sachin-Jigar. Priya has written the lyrics with Sachin Sanghvi.

Made in China, which releases during the Diwali weekend, is based on the life of a struggling Gujarati businessman, who embarks on a journey to China in order to make his business flourish. The film has been helmed by National Award-winner Mikhil Musale, who won the best director for his 2016 thriller, Wrong Side Raju.

 

Dabangg 3 trailer with Housefull 4: Sajid Nadiadwala says ‘nothing bigger than Salman and Akshay coming together for Diwali

The trailer of Dabangg 3 is set to be included with screenings of Housefull 4, as reported earlier. Housefull producer Sajid Nadiadwala, who is also collaborating with Salman Khan on the sequel of Kick, has confirmed the news to Mirror.

“We realised that the Dabangg 3 trailer would be ready by the time we release Housefull 4. The idea appealed to us as nothing can be bigger than Salman (Khan) and Akshay (Kumar) coming together for Diwali. I’d be more than happy to get them together on screen. However, all of us are busy with other commitments. Once we’re free and ready, we’d definitely want to create something big and magical,” Mirror quotes the filmmaker as saying.

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Nadiadwala further reveals he met Salman to discuss Kick 2, when the idea of releasing the trailer of Dabangg 3 with Housefull 4 cropped up. Nadiadwala shares a special cinematic relationship with both actors. Mujhse Shaadi Karogi and Jaan-E-Mann, the two films which featured Khan and Kumar as leads, were both bankrolled by Nadiadwala.

Dabangg 3 makers had also attached the film’s teaser with Hrithik Roshan-starrer high octane action thriller War.

On 4 April, Sonakshi Sinha had revealed she had begun shooting for Dabangg 3. In an interview to Firstpost, Sonakshi said working on Dabangg feels like homecoming for her, “The film is shaping up really well. We all are very excited about it because the franchise Dabangg is very dear to us. My journey started from there, and it has completed nine years, so it’s my career and film’s anniversary. It’s a big day for all of us, and it’s very special. This film always makes me feel like a homecoming,” the actress says.

The rest of the cast includes Arbaaz Khan as Makkhi, and Vinod Khanna’s brother Pramod as Chulbul’s father Prajapati Pandey. Kannada actor Sudeep is also a part of the film.

Dabangg 3 is being helmed by Prabhu Deva, and is scheduled to hit the screens on 20 December in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, and Kannada.

Dabangg 3 and Radhe Your Most Wanted Man: Salman Khan to have action packed Christmas 2019 and Eid 2020

Salman Khan has a surprise for all the fans. Along with Christmas 2019, Salman has also locked Eid 2020 for Radhe Your Most Wanted Man! Salman Khan will reprise his role of Radhe from Wanted. Have a look at the motion poster of Dabangg 3 and Radhe Your Most Wanted Man here

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Salman Khan is back with a bang! We all know that Salman recently wrapped up Dabangg 3 which is all set to hit the silver screens on Christmas 2019. But Bhaijaan has a surprise for you. Remember Wanted’s Radhe? Well, Salman Khan as Radhe will be back in EIF 2020! Super-amazing right? Well, we think so too! Salman Khan Films dropped the motion poster of both the films a couple of minutes ago and it’s whistle-worthy!

While Dabangg 3 will tell the story of Chulbul Pandey is his young age and what went behind the making of Chulbul Pandey, Radhe Your Most Wanted Man will be a continuum of Radhe’s journey ahead. Radhe Your Most Wanted Man has been locked for Eid 2020 release. Salman Khan has ripped his physique for the actioner it seems. Well, we for one can’t wait for both the films.

The Sky Is Pink movie review: Priyanka Chopra and Farhan Akhtar deliver a beautiful and heartwarming adaptation of Aisha Chaudhary’s book

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After Margarita With A Straw, a film based on a teenager with cerebral palsy, director Shonali Bose has a new tale to tell. This time around, the filmmaker is here to narrate the real-life story of the Chaudharys – Aditi, Niren and their daughter Aisha, who suffered from pulmonary fibrosis. Titled The Sky Is Pink, the movie features Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Farhan Akhtar, Zaira Wasim and Rohit Saraf in lead roles. Here’s our review of the film…

What’s it about

Set in Delhi and London, The Sky Is Pink sheds light on the love life of a couple of Aditi (Priyanka Chopra Jonas) aka Moose and Niren Chaudhary (Farhan Akhtar) aka Panda. It primarily focuses on the fact that live your life to the fullest because of Zindagi na Milegi Dobara. Panda and Moose’s life is all rosy until one thing strikes and turns their life upside down – a ‘faulty’ gene of the couple, which has a possibility of harming their kids with a severe combined immune deficiency (SCID). Blame it on the destiny or something else, their second child, Aisha Chaudhary (Zaira Wasim), is born with SCID. As far as their first child, Ishaan is concerned, he seems to be in pink of his health. Aisha undergoes a bone marrow transplant, however, 13 years later, the after-effects of chemotherapy take a toll on her health. The teenager is diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis, a serious condition. Is this all that sums up The Sky Is Pink? Definitely not!

What’s hot

Was Priyanka Chopra Jonas away from Bollywood for the past few years? Not at all. The actress has made the wait, totally worth it. Watching Priyanka back in a Hindi film was nothing less than a visual treat. Nothing’s changed about our desi girl. She’s just given us one more reason to love her acting chops and watch her on the 70mm screen. Talking about Farhan Akhtar’s portrayal of a doting and hardworking father, the actor does justice to his part. Farhan and Priyanka’s camaraderie is so fine and they age like fine wine. Their romance seems like a breath of fresh air.

As for Zaira Wasim, we wish she hadn’t bid adieu to the films. Her narration, as well as her act as Aisha Chaudhary, is so beautiful. Her narration part is incorporated well as per the storyline. It’s gripping. Rohit Saraf, who plays a cool brother to Zaira, does a fair job. Besides the star cast, what impressed us most about The Sky Is Pink was the learning that it gave us – Death is inevitable. As long as you live, make sure you live to the fullest, no matter the thunderstorms in your journey. Thanks to Shonali Bose for giving us a new perspective towards life and death.

What’s not

The length. The film could have been trimmed easily by at least 20 minutes. Things could have been established in a short span of time. There are few junctures in the film when you almost lose hold and feel like giving up.

Shah Rukh Khan makes a BIG revelation: I am working on scripts; will announce my next film in a month or two

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It’s been a long time since we have seen Shah Rukh Khan on the big screen. The superstar last featured in Aanand L Rai’s Zero, which turned out to be a box office dud. Shah shared screen space with his Jab Tak Hai Jaan co-stars Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma, however, the trio couldn’t recreate the same magic on the big screen. After that, people have been longing to hear an official announcement from SRK about his next film. And it seems, the lord has finally answered everyone’s prayers. While there’s no confirmation about SRK’s next, the actor has ensured his fans that he will announce his new movie in a month or two. These words from King Khan will definitely come as a sigh of relief to his fans and well-wishers.

Yesterday at the launch event of Ted Talks India season 2, Shah Rukh Khan revealed that he is currently working on two to three scripts. During the media interaction, he joked, “Actually, I spoke to Sanjay (Gupta), Gaurav (Banerjee) and Uday (Shankar; chairman of Star and Disney India, and president of The Walt Disney Company, Asia Pacific) and I said, this is the platform where I want to announce it. This is it. I will come here and tell everyone about. Ted Talk will be my new movie.”

Soon, on a serious note, the actor got candid and said, “Jokes apart, I am thinking and taking some time. I am working on two or three scripts and, Inshallah, as soon as they are ready, I am ready. Because most of the people with whom I am working are busy so, Inshallah, I will announce it myself. I feel till the time rumours are floating around, it’s good because some of them have given me ideas. There was one film people said that I am going to do — Tarzan and Jane. So, I really want to do the role of Tarzan (laughs), But no. I think, Inshallah, in another month or two, I will figure out everything.

Katrina Kaif on Salman Khan: He is a true friend, its a friendship that’s lasted 16 years

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It’s no news that Katrina Kaif an Salman Khan were once in a relationship. Yes, the two parted ways but they still remain friends. If anything, their bond has grown and become better over the many years that they have known each other. What else would you call their crackling chemistry whenever they come together, which was last in pal Ali Abbaz Zafar’s Bharat. Needless to say, Katrina Kaif and Salman Khan share an enviable bond and it translates whenever they are in the same frame together.

In fact, she recently opened up about their relationship at the India Today Conclave and called Salman a true friend. Not just that, when asked about the rumours of her patching things with the superstar after her subsequent break-up with Ranbir Kapoor, she said, “Its a friendship that’s lasted 16 years, he’s a true friend. He’s a solid person who is there for you when you need it. He may not be in touch with you all the time but he stands besides his friends.

It was a relationship, all relationships are a learning curve for all. It can get into your head, show you your fears, strengths, and it is also a beautiful experience. If it doesn’t work out, the takeaway is that you learn to look within, instead of blaming the other,” she added. Katrina also opened up about having a family of her own and said, “I’ve always wanted a family. and I believe in marriage and that family is above all. It is an unbreakable bond and the No 1 driving force in my life.”

Earlier, at the Hindustan Times Mint Asia Leadership Summit in Singapore, Katrina has divulged about their unshakable trust and had stated, “Salman has really had my back, and has been there for me as a friend and a support over the years, unfailingly and intuitively. There have been moments where I was going through a particularly rough time in my life; a struggle, and with no contact, all of a sudden, our paths would just cross, and he would be there.

On the work front, Katrina will next be seen in Sooryavanshi, wherein she is paired opposite Akshay Kumar. The couple returns to romance after a long time. Sooryavanshi is directed by Rohit Shetty, marking Katrina’s first collaboration with the blockbuster filmmaker. Meanwhile, Salman is coming with Dabangg. It is directed by Prabhudheva and will star Kannada superstar Sudeep as the villian this time. The film will also have Sonakshi Sinha again as Rajjo. The film is all set to hit the theatres on December 20.

 

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.

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.