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Bhumi Pednekar’s Durgavati renamed Durgamati; Akshay Kumar presented film to release on 11 December

Durgamati, the Hindi remake of the Telugu horror Bhaagamathie, also stars Arshad Warsi, Jisshu Sengupta and Mahie Gill.

Bhumi Pednekar’s upcoming film, Durgavati, has now been renamed Durgamati. The film will release on 11 December on Amazon Prime Video.

Bhumi took to Twitter to share a new poster of the film with the new title.

In the poster, Bhumi is seen facing the camera intensely. Her bindi is partially rubbed off and she appears to be in an angry and revengeful mood.

Akshay Kumar, who is a presenter of the film, also tweeted the new name and poster of Durgamati The Myth.

Bhumi started the shooting of the horror film in January this year. Durgamati is directed by Ashok.

Durgamati is a Hindi remake of the Telugu horror film titled Bhaagamathie, which featured Anushka Shetty. The film was about a woman imprisoned in a haunted house while being interrogated in a corruption case.

In an interview with news agency Press Trust of India, Bhumi had earlier said, “It is the most challenging and special film for me as it is for the first time the responsibility will be on my shoulders. Durgavati is something I’m most pressured and excited about. Akshay sir is a genius, I respect him.”

According to a report in The Indian Express, Bhumi will essay the role of an IAS officer in Durgamati who is made the victim of a major conspiracy involving powerful forces. She will be seen imprisoned in a haunted house interrogating a corruption case.

The film will also star Arshad Warsi, Jisshu Sengupta, Mahie Gill and Karan Kapadia.

Coolie No 1 trailer: Varun Dhawan juggles multiple identities to woo Sara Ali Khan

Coolie No 1, a remake of Govinda and Karisma Kapoor’s 1995 comedy, is also helmed by David Dhawan, like the original.

The trailer of Varun Dhawan and Sara Ali Khan-starrer Coolie No 1 has released. The film is a remake of the 1995 hit with the same title that starred Govinda and Karisma Kapoor in the lead.

The film is produced by Vashu Bhagnanu and directed by David Dhawan. The duo for the first time came together 25 years ago for the original Coolie No 1 film.

The trailer starts off with the introduction of Varun Dhawan’s character as a rich man who owns Asia’s biggest port as well as the Burj Khalifa. But as it progresses, viewers realise that he is just a coolie trying to fool a rich man, played by Paresh Rawal. During the course of the trailer, several other actors are introduced, including the female lead Sara Ali Khan.

The Coolie No 1 trailer shares glimpses of iconic songs like ‘Husn Hai Suhana’ and even sees Dhawan mouthing Govinda’s famous dialogue, “Duniya mera ghar hai, Station mera adda hai, Jab mann kare aa jana, Raju mera naam hai… aur pyaar se log mujhe bulate hai Coolie No 1. ”

The official synopsis of the film reads, “Insulted by Rosario, a rich businessman, Jai Kishen, a matchmaker, teaches him a lesson by getting his daughter married to Raju, a coolie, who poses to be a millionaire.”

It further mentions that however, they sense something fishy and Raju’s deceptions are discovered. To cover up the fiasco, Raju cooks up a rich twin and a comedy of error ensues.

The remake of Coolie No 1 is the 45th film by David Dhawan. It also stars Javed Jaffery, Rajpal Yadav, Sahil Vaid, Johnny Lever.

Coolie No 1 will premiere on Amazon Prime Video on 25 December. It marks Varun and Sara’s first onscreen appearance together.

Akshay Kumar announces his next film Ram Setu on Diwali, unveils first look

Akshay Kumar, on Saturday, took to Twitter to announce his next film, Ram Setu. The poster sees the actor sporting a long hairdo with a saffron scarf round around his neck. He seems to be walking down a narrow strip of land that divides what appears to be the ocean. In the background of the poster is an image of Lord Ram.

Ram Setu will be directed by Abhishek Sharma, whose film Suraj Pe Mangal Bhari released on 15 November.

The announcement was made on the occasion of Diwali as Kumar’s post read, “This Deepawali, let us endeavour to keep alive the ideals of Ram in the consciousness of all Bharatiyas.

Kumar is co-producing the film with Abduntia and Vikram Malhotra. Chandraprakash Dwivedi is the creative producer of the film. Plot and cast details are yet be disclosed.

Kumar is fresh off his first digital release, Laxmii. The official Hindi remake of the Tamil film Kanchana, Laxmii follows the journey of an innocent man who is possessed by a couple of vengeful ghosts to get justice for their murders.

He also wrapped up shooting one of his upcoming films, Bell Bottom in Scotland. The actor has now resumed shooting for the period drama, Prithviraj. Former Miss World Manushi Chillar stars opposite him in the role of Princess Sanyogita.

Kumar also has an action-comedy titled Bachchan Pandey and Rohit Shetty’s Sooryavanshi in his pipeline.

Bhumi Pednekar’s Durgavati renamed Durgamati; Akshay Kumar presented film to release on 11 December

Durgamati, the Hindi remake of the Telugu horror Bhaagamathie, also stars Arshad Warsi, Jisshu Sengupta and Mahie Gill.

Bhumi Pednekar’s upcoming film, Durgavati, has now been renamed Durgamati. The film will release on 11 December on Amazon Prime Video.

Bhumi took to Twitter to share a new poster of the film with the new title.

In the poster, Bhumi is seen facing the camera intensely. Her bindi is partially rubbed off and she appears to be in an angry and revengeful mood.

Akshay Kumar, who is a presenter of the film, also tweeted the new name and poster of Durgamati The Myth.

Bhumi started the shooting of the horror film in January this year. Durgamati is directed by Ashok.

Durgamati is a Hindi remake of the Telugu horror film titled Bhaagamathie, which featured Anushka Shetty. The film was about a woman imprisoned in a haunted house while being interrogated in a corruption case.

In an interview with news agency Press Trust of India, Bhumi had earlier said, “It is the most challenging and special film for me as it is for the first time the responsibility will be on my shoulders. Durgavati is something I’m most pressured and excited about. Akshay sir is a genius, I respect him.”

According to a report in The Indian Express, Bhumi will essay the role of an IAS officer in Durgamati who is made the victim of a major conspiracy involving powerful forces. She will be seen imprisoned in a haunted house interrogating a corruption case.

The film will also star Arshad Warsi, Jisshu Sengupta, Mahie Gill and Karan Kapadia.

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.

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.

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.

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.