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Akshay Kumar’s Bachchan Pandey to release in cinemas on March 18

Akshay Kumar’s upcoming film Bachchan Pandey is set to release in theatres on March 18. Earlier, it was shceduled to release on March 4.

Sajid Nadiadwala’s production house has announced the release date of its upcoming film, Bachchan Pandey. Starring Akshay Kumar, Bachchan Pandey will release on March 18, 2022. The film also stars Kriti Sanon and Jacqueline Fernandez.

BACHCHAN PANDEY TO RELEASE ON MARCH 18

Earlier, Bachchan Pandey was scheduled to release on March 4. As per the latest development, the makers took to social media to announce the new theatrical release date of their much-anticipated action-comedy on the auspicious occasion of Holi. They shared the new release date, March 18 with two new action-packed posters of the film.

Sharing the new release date, the official Instagram handle of Nadiadwala Grandson wrote, “Block your dates #SajidNadiadwala’s #BachchanPandey will release on 18th March, 2022 !

Akshay Kumar also shared the new release date of the film.”Action Comedy Romance Drama LOADING this Holi! #SajidNadiadwala’s #BachchanPandey in cinemas on 18th March, 2022.

ABOUT BACHCHAN PANDEY

Bachchan Pandey is the remake of the 2014 Tamil film Veeram. The shooting of the film began in Jaisalmer on January 6, 2021. The film stars Akshay Kumar in the role of a gangster, while Kriti Sanon plays a journalist. The film is produced by Sajid Nadiadwala and also features Pankaj Tripathi, Arshad Warsi and Jacqueline Fernandez in important roles. It was slated for release on Christmas last year. However, it got delayed due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. At the beginning, the film was supposed to release on January 26, 2022. Later, the date was postponed to March 4. The film will finally release on March 18 now.

Akshay Kumar and Emraan Hashmi announce new film Selfiee with selfies. Watch teaser

Akshay Kumar and Emraan Hashmi have teamed up for Raj Mehta’s directorial venture, Selfiee. The film will go on Akshay Kumar and Emraan Hashmi have teamed up for Raj Mehta’s directorial venture, Selfiee. The film will go on floors soon.

Akshay Kumar and Emraan Hashmi are all set to star in Selfiee. The film’s teaser announcement gives a glimpse of the upcoming entertainer. Directed by Raj Mehta, the film’s shooting will begin soon.

AKSHAY KUMAR AND EMRAAN HASHMI PROMISE A FUN FILM SELFIEE

Earlier today, January 12, Akshay Kumar and Emraan Hashmi piqued the interest of fans by posting similar selfies. Now we know what it was about. The stars have come together for a comedy film, Selfiee.

Sharing an announcement video where Akshay and Emraan can be dancing, producer Karan Johar wrote, “Presenting #Selfiee starring two absolutely smashing actors – Akshay Kumar & Emraan Hashmi and directed by Raj Mehta. Hop into the frame and pose because shooting begins soon.

AKSHAY KUMAR SAYS SELFIEE WILL DRIVE YOU TOWARDS LOADS OF ENTERTAINMENT

Akshay Kumar also shared the teaser of the new film, Selfiee and wrote, “Presenting #Selfiee, a journey that will drive you towards loads of entertainment, laughter & emotions. Shooting begins soon.
Earlier, Akshay had shared a photo of himself and Emraan clicking a selfie. The caption read, “Found myself the perfect #Selfiee partner! Hey @karanjohar, have we slayed this selfie game.

Who is Deepika Padukone’s Gehraiyaan intimacy coach Dar Gai?

Makers of Gehraiyaan are being lauded for giving due credit to Dar Gai as the intimacy director of the film. Here’s all you need to know about her.

Shakun Batra’s upcoming film, Gehraiyaan, has become a hot topic of discussion on the internet. People have not just lauded the film’s teaser but also Deepika Padukone and Siddhant Chaturvedi’s sizzling chemistry. Their intimate shots from the film have already gone viral on social media. And their crackling chemistry seems to be one of the major highlights of the film. Amid all the buzz around Gehraiyaan, fans are lauding the makers of the film for giving due credit to Dar Gai, who is the intimacy director of the Deepika Padukone-starrer.

WHO IS AN INTIMACY DIRECTOR/COACH

For the unaware, an intimacy coach is a person hired to help actors feel safer and closer as they shoot intimate scenes for a movie or a web series. An intimacy coach also ensures that shooting intimate scenes becomes comfortable for actors in films. On the whole, they make sure that it becomes a creative experience for everyone involved in the process.

WHO IS DAR GAI, GEHRAIYAAN’S INTIMACY DIRECTOR

Dar Gai has worked on Shakun Batra’s Gehraiyaan, featuring Deepika Padukone, Siddhant Chaturvedi and Ananya Panday, ensuring proper communication during intimate scenes.

Dar was born and brought up in Kyiv, Ukraine. From the age of 10, she was a part of a Ukrainian theatre group called Incunabula.

In India, Dar has written and directed short films, music videos, feature films and television shows.

Dar has acted in more than 15 plays and, at the same time, directed a total of 10 plays.

ALL WE KNOW ABOUT GEHRAIYAAN

The Shakun Batra directorial venture is a romantic drama that will also feature Dhariya Karwa, who was a part of Vicky Kaushal-starrer Uri: The Surgical Strike, apart from Deepika Padukone, Siddhant Chaturvedi and Ananya Panday. Gehraiyaan is scheduled to release on February 11, 2022, on Amazon Prime Video.

On Deepika Padukone’s birthday, Gehraiyaan makers drop posters of film, reveal new release date

On Deepika Padukone’s birthday today, January 5, the makers of her upcoming film Gehraiyaan dropped new posters. Also starring Ananya Panday and Siddhant Chaturvedi, the film will now release on February 11.

It’s Deepika Padukone’s birthday today, January 5, and the makers of her upcoming project Gehraiyaan made it extra special by dropping the posters of the film. The film, which was earlier supposed to release on January 25, has now been postponed. Gehraiyaan will now release on Amazon Prime Video on February 11 across more than 240 countries and territories. Directed by Shakun Batra and produced by Karan Johar, Gehraiyaan stars Deepika, Ananya Panday and Siddhant Chaturvedi.

POSTERS OF GEHRAIYAAN RELEASED

Amazon Prime Video today unveiled six new posters of its upcoming film, Gehraiyaan. The film looks beneath the surface of complex modern relationships, adulting, letting go and taking control of ones’ life path. The newly released posters include captivating individual character posters for the lead cast, a heartwarming poster featuring Deepika and Siddhant and an ensemble poster with the leads. Adding to the curiosity and intrigue around the movie, the posters tease the audience with what one can expect with this relationship drama.

The posters were first shared by birthday girl Deepika Padukone who dedicated this to her fans. “A little birthday present for all the love you have showered us with! #GehraiyaanOnPrime releasing 11th February,” she wrote in her Instagram caption while sharing her poster from Gehraiyaan.

Alongside Deepika Padukone, the film features Siddhant Chaturvedi and Ananya Panday in the lead roles along with Dhairya Karwa, Naseeruddin Shah and Rajat Kapur in pivotal roles.

Jointly produced by Dharma Productions & Viacom18 Studios in association with Jouska Films, Gehraiyaan is a relationship drama about complex modern relationships.

Anushka Sharma all set to make a powerful comeback in films as Jhulan Goswami in Chakda Xpress. Watch

Anushka Sharma dropped the teaser of her upcoming film Chakda Xpress today, January 6. The actress will essay the role of former Indian women’s team captain, Jhulan Goswami.

Anushka Sharma is all set to return to cinemas after 3 years. Taking to Instagram, the actress has announced her upcoming film, Chakda Xpress, today, January 6. She will be seen playing the role of former Indian women’s team captain. Jhulan Goswami. While the release date of the film has not been announced, it will release on Netflix.

ANUSHKA SHARMA TO PLAY JHULAN GOSWAMI IN CHAKDA XPRESS

Anushka Sharma, who was last seen in Aanand L Rai’s Zero opposite Shah Rukh Khan and Katrina Kaif, is making a comeback in films after 3 years. She released the teaser of her upcoming film, Chakda Xpress, today, January 6. Calling the film special, Anushka talked about playing the role of Jhulan Goswami, who was the former Indian women’s team captain.

“It is a really special film because it is essentially a story of tremendous sacrifice. Chakda Xpress is inspired by the life and times of former Indian captain Jhulan Goswami and it will be an eye-opener into the world of women’s cricket. At a time when Jhulan decided to become a cricketer and make her country proud on the global stage, it was very tough for women to even think of playing the sport. This film is a dramatic retelling of several instances that shaped her life and also women’s cricket. From support systems, to facilities, to having a stable income from playing the game, to even having a future in cricket very little propelled women of India to take up cricket as a profession (sic),” wrote Anushka.

“Jhulan had a fighting and extremely uncertain cricketing career and she stayed motivated to make her country proud. She strived to change the stereotype that women can’t make a career out of playing cricket in India so that the next generation of girls had a better playing field. Her life is a living testimony that passion and perseverance triumphs over any or all adversities and Chakda Xpress is the most definitive look into the not so rosy world of women’s cricket back then. There is still a lot of work to be done and we have to empower them with the best so that the sport can flourish for women in India. We should all salute Jhulan and her team-mates for revolutionizing women’s cricket in India. Jhulan’s story is truly an underdog story in the history of cricket in India and the film is our celebration of her spirit” concluded the actress.

ANUSHKA TO MAKE A COMEBACK TO FILMS WITH 3 BIG PROJECTS?

Anushka Sharma’s fans have been eagerly waiting for her return to films. Last month, it was confirmed that the Sultan actress is signing three premium Bollywood projects. While two of them will be theatrical releases, while the other one, Chakda Xpress, is an OTT original film.

“Anushka Sharma returning to the movies is the best thing happening to our film industry in 2022. She is expected to be mostly seen in three big projects, two of them being big screen entertainers, while one is a massively mounted OTT project. The scale with which this project is being conceptualised easily makes it the biggest film to be produced for the digital space in India! We can expect these announcements to start early next year and Anushka’s fans will rejoice at the range and the clutter-breaking projects that she will choose to entertain them with,” informed a trade source.

Anushka’s glorious track record at delivering the biggest hits in Hindi cinema coupled with her brilliant, versatile acting skills, already makes these project huge talking points. So, one can expect each announcement to become big conversation starter. Anushka has always been keen to be a part of the best cinema being produced by Hindi film industry and these new choices will be reflective of her headspace to choose entertainers that are fresh and new. She will be focussing on her acting career and wants to be a part of cinema that is remarkably differential yet hugely entertaining,” added the source.

Anushka Sharma is the only actress to have three 300 crore plus films under her belt – Sultan, PK and Sanju. Now that Vamika is close to a year old, it looks like Anushka is all set to dazzle the silver screen again. We have all been waiting for this moment and looks like we have to count down the days for these announcements to begin.

Shahid Kapoor cuts fees from Rs 31 crore, asks makers not to release Jersey on OTT

Shahid Kapoor’s Jersey, which was scheduled to hit the cinemas on December 31, has been postponed. In view of this, the actor has proposed to take a fee cut from his Rs 31 crore fee and urged the makers not to release the film on OTT.

After several delays, the makers of Shahid Kapoor and Mrunal Thakur’s Jersey locked December 31 as the film’s release date. However, just days before it was supposed to hit the theatres, the sports drama’s release go postponed due to the rising Covid and Omicron cases in India. According to reports, Shahid has proposed to take a fee cut from his Rs 31 crore fee so that Jersey isn’t released on OTT, but goes to theatres.

SHAHID KAPOOR WANTS A THEATRICAL RELEASE FOR JERSEY

Jersey trailer shows how Shahid Kapoor’s character chases his lost dream for his son. Fans have been eagerly waiting for the film. Now that its release date has been postponed, producers were considering the OTT route. However, a Bollywood Hungama report reveals that Shahid has decided to take a fee cut if required, so that Jersey goes to theatres,

A source told Bollywood Hungama, “After the rising Covid cases, the team of Jersey had got a prior intimation that Delhi cinema halls might be shut soon. Hence, they had multiple meetings on the future course of action for the film, since their entire marketing campaign had rolled out and there was not much left to even promote. They had discussion with their digital partner, Netflix, who agreed to pay a premium price for a direct to digital premiere on December 31. The offer was lucrative and the producers were of course inclined to that. They were almost sure to give the film to Netflix for a premiere since these are uncertain times and Covid will delay the film by at least 1 to 2 months, adding on to the cost and also reducing the hype around the film. The producers felt, instead of a hike in budget, it’s better to let the viewers experience Jersey on OTT. That’s when the hero, Shahid Kapoor stepped in.

The source further added, “The actor was clear that Jersey deserves a theatrical release. When the makers pointed out the costs, the actor was gracious enough to reduce his remuneration to safeguard the film for theatrical medium. Shahid charged Rs. 31 crore for Jersey and without any hesitation, he told the producer that he will reduce his acting fees to the extent of the additional cost that will pile up on the film due to the delay. If the budget escalates by Rs. 5 crore, he will reduce Rs. 5 crore from his fees. If the budget is escalated by Rs. 10 crore, he will let go off Rs. 10 crore from his fees. For him, Jersey is special and he is confident that the audience will fall in love with the world that they have created. The producers were convinced and that’s how they decided on delaying the release rather than opting for a direct to digital premiere.”

ABOUT JERSEY

Jersey is the Hindi remake of a Telugu film of the same title. Directed by Gowtam Tinnanuri, it is about a cricket enth

Atrangi Re Movie Review: Dhanush steals the show in Akshay Kumar, Sara Ali Khan film

Dhanush, Sara Ali Khan and Akshay Kumar play the lead role in Aanand L Rai’s Atrangi Re. The film is currently streaming on Disney+Hotstar.

Movie Name: Atrangi Re
Director: Aanand L Rai

Aanand L Rai is the master of weaving simple emotions into larger-than-life-aspirational storylines. Be it the journey of the free-spirited Tanu in Tanu Weds Manu or Kundan and Zoya’s odd love story in Raanjhana, Rai has always given emotion precedence over any other element in his films. So, it comes as no surprise when he decided to experiment with a new subject and give it his unique layered treatment in his latest offering, Atrangi Re, currently streaming on Disney+Hotstar.

In Atrangi Re, Rai stays true to the title and creates characters and situations that are extremely atrangi – odd. Rinku (Sara Ali Khan) has a habit of running away from her home in search of her lover Sajjad (Akshay Kumar). She believes that he’s waiting for her and the only way to manifest his love is to elope and marry him. Nothing wrong with the idea right? But hold on, Rinky’s family has other plans. They decide to forcefully marry her off to a Tamil Brahmin Vishnu (Dhanush) to basically get rid of her and ensure she never returns.

What follows is a love triangle between Rinky-Sajjad-Vishnu, unlike anything you could imagine. And yes, imagination has a very big place in Atrangi Re’s very tricky premise. There is a massive twist that Rai brings to the table, which turns out to be a pivotal turning point in the narrative.

Atrangi Re is a risk on many accounts. For one, it pairs two veteran actors, Dhanush and Akshay, known for their acting chops, opposite Sara Ali Khan, seemingly still struggling to carve her own niche. It is not so much of a risk for Sara as it is for Akshay. He takes on a character that many A-list actors in his age group would have simply refused (and we’ve heard that a few actually did politely pass on the role.

Akshay’s Sajjad is a quirky, comical, jester, a mad man who conjures up tricks from his circus hat and changes weather with a click of his fingers. Polar opposite to him is the modest Vishnu who is unknowingly caught in a drama he never signed up for. Dhanush is perfectly cast for this part and his performance is easily the strongest point of the film. Sara Ali Khan’s Rinku seems like a part written for the actress. Very similar to her ‘namaskar darshakon’ Instagram series, Rinku too has verbal diarrhoea, a lot of spunk and seems like a time bomb waiting to explode.

Sara walks a very tight rope in trying to balance the garish over-the-top Rinku with her almost childlike vulnerability. It definitely is one of the toughest characters to crack and Sara shines in many scenes where she lets go of the pressures of being in the frame with her seniors or wanting to play to the gallery with the colourful dialogues. The only trick she needs to master as an actor is – a lot of times – less is actually more.

Rai’s screenplay has always been his biggest strength. His characters bring life to even the dullest dialogue. However, in Atrangi Re, the entire film oscillates between the three pillars – Sara, Akshay and Dhanush. It would have been interesting to see supporting characters add more flavour to the storyline. Also, scenes involving Sara’s character and how Dhanush’s Vishnu reacts to her big revelation can feel a bit misconstrued. Watch the film to know why we say so.

Love is the common thread that binds these three characters, but there are several moments where logic and reason are tossed out of the premise for the benefit of adding some melodrama. Also, the pace of the film, especially in the second half, does test your patience immensely.

Atrangi Re is a story of love, loss, grief, trauma and how a person navigates through all this and copes with what life has to offer. The film doesn’t present a linear or singular point of view but lets the audience decide what to make of the choices these characters make in the last 20 minutes of the film. Atrangi Re is Aanand L Rai’s bravest attempt in storytelling, even braver than Zero, given the subject it deals with. It is heartening to see a director show passion about breaking new ground and experimenting with format and style, yet stick to his core belief in filmmaking. Atrangi Re deserves a watch for attempting something new. It is risky but also a welcome step in the right direction. Don’t hesitate to embrace the new.

Alia Bhatt to Karan Johar, Bollywood lauds Ranveer Singh’s 83

Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone-starrer 83 has released in theaters today, December 24. Celebs including Alia Bhatt and Karan Johar have shared their review of the film.

Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone’s 83 is the talk of the town. The film, which was earlier scheduled to release in 2020, has been released in the theaters today, December 24. While fans have been busy booking tickets to watch the film, celebrities have already given their review. From Alia Bhatt to Karan Johar, celebs have shared their reviews for Ranveer’s 83.

ALIA, KARAN AND MORE CELEBS LOVE 83

Alia Bhatt loved Ranveer’s performance in 83 and took to Instagram to appreciate it. She wrote, “Phew! 83! Kabir Sir, I have so much to say and still, I have no words. It’s not a movie that can be boxed into a post along with a few adjectives! It’s an experience- a part of history that’s nothing short of magic! There were so many moments when I wanted to clap scream cry and dance at the same time! Pride, joy, unity, friendship, inspiration, I mean the list can go on. You walk out a different person after watching this beautiful beautiful film.

Talking about Ranveer’s performance, she said, “What to say I mean? What are you? Some sort of genius mixture wrapped in with some loaded feeling peppered with magic every few seconds. I’ve said this to you before- your eyes changes!!!!! You don’t act, you live the character! Can’t do can’t do- please go to sleep for years so we can all catch up with your brilliance! Actor to Actor- Thank you for you. To the entire team, Producers, technicians, coaches. Congratulations!!!!! You’ll have created and contributed to what will be a milestone in Hindi cinema.

Suniel Shetty appreciated Ranveer’s transformation and wrote, “Went to watch RanveerOfficial in #83. Couldn’t spot him. There was only #KapilDev on screen. Incredible transformation. I am stunned beyond. A team cast that could’ve walked off Lords. Got gooseflesh like I was reliving ‘83. Still shaken & teary-eyed at the artistry & emotions.

83 stars Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone, Jiiva, Pankaj Tripathi, Ammy Virk, Tahir Raj Bhasin, Jatin Sarna, Chirag Patil, Dinker Sharma, Saqib Saleem Nishant Dahiya, Harrdy Sandhu, Sahil Khattar, Ammy Virk, Adinath Kothare, Dhairya Karwa and R Badree. The film is directed by Kabir Khan.

83 song Lehra Do out. Ranveer Singh as Kapil Dev makes India gear up for glory

The first track titled Lehra Do from Ranveer Singh’s 83 dropped today, December 6. The song is quite emotional as the Indian cricket team chases its World Cup dream.

The first song from Ranveer Singh’s 83, titled Lehra Do, released today, December 6. The film is based on the Indian cricket team’s 1983 World Cup win. Lehra Do song shows how they were ridiculed for never winning, but still chased the coveted trophy, making the nation hold up the tiranga with pride.

LEHRA DO SONG WILL MAKE YOU EMOTIONAL

Ranveer Singh impressed one and all with 83 trailer. The film’s first song, Lehra Do, is packed with emotions. The Indian cricket team, led by Ranveer Singh as Kapil Dev, fights all odds to attain victory at 1983 World Cup. Deepika Padukone and Neena Singh as Ranveer’s wife and mother in the film, support him.

Sharing the Lehra Do song, Ranveer wrote, “Gear up for glory! #LehraDo song out now – LINK IN BIO 83 RELEASING IN CINEMAS ON 24TH DEC, 2021, in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam.

ABOUT RANVEER SINGH’S 83

Directed by Kabir Khan, Ranveer Singh essays the role of Kapil Dev in 83, who was the captain of the Indian cricket team when it attained victory at the 1983 World Cup. Deepika Padukone plays the role of Kapil Dev’s wife, Romi Bhatia, in the film. The cast also features Saqib Saleem, Tahir Raj Bhasin, Ammy Virk and Pankaj Tripathi, among others.

83 is jointly produced by Deepika Padukone, Kabir Khan, Vishnu Vardhan Induri, Sajid Nadiadwala, Phantom Films, Reliance Entertainment.

Rani Mukerji’s Mrs Chatterjee Vs Norway to release in theatres on May 20, 2022

Rani Mukerji-starrer Mrs Chatterjee Vs Norway will hit the theatres on May 20, 2022. The film is directed by Ashima Chibber.

The release date of Rani Mukerji’s Mrs Chatterjee Vs Norway has been announced. The film will release in theatres on May 20, 2022. Directed by Ashima Chibber, Mrs Chatterjee Vs Norway traces the journey of a mother who does everything for her children, even when it means battling against an entire country.

MRS CHATTERJEE VS NORWAY GETS A RELEASE DATE

Rani Mukerji was last seen on the big screen in Bunty Aur Babli 2, which hit the theatres in November. The release date of her next film, Mrs Chatterjee Vs Norway, has been announced. The official Instagram page of Emmay Entertainment, which is backing the film, shared the update with fans.

The release date announcement’s caption read, “With the odds against her, this mother must fight it all and more to be strong for her children! Inspired by a true story, #MrsChatterjeeVsNorway starring #RaniMukerji releases in theatres on – Friday, May 20th 2022.

RANI MUKERJI ON COMPLETING 25 YEARS IN BOLLYWOOD

Rani Mukerji completed 25 years in Bollywood this year. She spoke to IndiaToday.in about the milestone. “For me, when you say 25 years, it makes me feel very old, which I don’t want to feel. The whole thought behind looking at my 25 years in the industry is the fact that I started at a very young age of 16 and right from my first film, I was surrounded by such lovely people. Be it my directors, my technicians, my personal crew, I have been very lucky in a lot of ways. My biggest success has been getting a chance to play so many diverse characters all through my career,” she said.

Mrs Chatterjee Vs Norway is produced by Monisha Advani, Madhu Bhojwani and Nikkhil Advani’s Emmay Entertainment and Zee Studios.