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Aditya Roy Kapur will make his female fans go crazy in Om The Battle Within, says costar Sanjana Sanghi

Sanjana Sanghi and Aditya Roy Kapur have paired up for the first time in Om: The Battle Within. In an exclusive interaction with IndiaToday.in, the actress shared deets about the upcoming film.

Sanjana Sanghi and Aditya Roy Kapur will be sharing screen space together for the first time in Om: The Battle Within. The film is being directed by Kapil Verma and produced by Ahmed Khan. Sanjana and Aditya had started the filming in December 2020 and now, as per the former, the movie is ready to be released in theatres. Speaking exclusively with IndiaToday.in, Sanjana shared insights about the much-anticipated film.

“I AM REALLY HYPED ABOUT OM: THE BATTLE WITHIN”

Film-wise, Sanjana Sanghi was last seen in Dil Bechara opposite Sushant Singh Rajput. She is quite excited about her first action film. Talking exclusively with IndiaToday.in, she said, “Om is fully ready. Adi [Aditya Roy Kapur] and I have completed the shoot. I also finished dubbing for it. I recently saw some glimpses and I am really hyped about it.”

“I UNDERESTIMATE MY WORK SO MUCH”

Sanjana and Aditya have paired up for the first time in Om: The Battle Within. She said, “Aditya’s female fans are gonna go crazy, I don’t know about anything else but they definitely will. I know I shouldn’t say this about my own film, I underestimate my work so much but I am really happy with what I saw.”

Sanjana also revealed that the film is meant for theatrical release. She states, “It is a very big film and is meant for theatres. So it will release theatrically.”

Meanwhile, Sanjana is dabbling between two films currently and details of it are kept under the wraps. On the other hand, Aditya Roy Kapur is busy shooting for his next set of projects.

SRK-backed Love Hostel trailer out. Ruthless Bobby Deol chases lovers Vikrant, Sanya

Shah Rukh Khan shared the trailer of Love Hostel, which stars Bobby Deol, Sanya Malhotra and Vikrant Massey. The crime thriller will premiere on Zee5 on February 25.

The trailer of Love Hostel dropped today, February 14. Bobby Deol, Sanya Malhotra and Vikrant Massey’s new film promises to be a gritty crime thriller which takes ‘love on the run’ Love Hostel is all set to premiere on Zee5 on February 25.
SHAH RUKH KHAN SHARES LOVE HOSTEL TRAILER

Shah Rukh Khan’s Red Chillies Entertainment is backing Love Hostel. The superstar shared the trailer of the Bobby Deol, Sanya Malhotra and Vikrant Massey-starrer. Vikrant and Sanya are star-crossed couple trying to fight for their love as a ruthless mercenary (Bobby Deol) chases them.

Sharing the trailer of Love Hostel on Instagram, SRK wrote, “In an unforgiving land where falling in love forfeits your life, a rebellious couple dares to break bounds.

BOBBY DEOL, SANYA MALHOTRA AND VIKRANT MASSEY ON LOVE HOSTEL

Talking about his character in Love Hostel, Bobby Deol said in a statement, “Dagar is a character who has his own ideologies and anyone who goes against it, faces his wrath. He is a ruthless mercenary with a cause. I loved the way the character was written, it’s unlike anything I have played before. Since the character was out of my comfort zone, it took me sometime to agree to play Dagar but I am glad we worked it out.”

Sanya Malhotra also opened up about the film, “Love Hostel was a unique journey which helped me push my boundaries and dig deeper to become one with the character. Our director, Shanker sir has been the driving force and has truly elevated the film with his deep understanding of his actors and characters. It was a terrific and an exhilarating journey and I can’t wait for audiences to meet Ashu and Jyoti,” she said.

Vikrant Massey added, “Love Hostel is a gritty drama. It’s a film laced with romance along with the thrill of being a couple on the run from forces beyond their control. We had an incredible cast and crew who made this film possible even in the toughest times”.

Love Hostel is produced by Gauri Khan, Mundra and Verma. The film is a Red Chillies Entertainment presentation of a Drishyam Films production.

Badhaai Do trailer out. Rajkummar Rao, Bhumi Pednekar are a comedic couple in the closet

The trailer of Rajkummar Rao and Bhumi Pednekar’s Badhaai Do dropped today, January 25. The two get into a marriage of convenience to hide their secrets.

The much-awaited trailer of Rajkummar Rao and Bhumi Pednekar’s Badhaai Do has been released. Directed by Harshvardhan Kulkarni, the comedy drama is about two people who get into a marriage of convenience in their 30s to hide the secret about their sexual orientation. Badhaai Do will hit the cinemas on February 11.

BADHAAI DO TRAILER IS HIGH ON COMEDY, DRAMA

Just yesterday, January 24, Rajkummar Rao and Bhumi Pednekar told fans that they are ready to reveal their Badhaai Do secret. Now, that secret is out. Their film shows LGBT issues as Rajkummar and Bhumi’s characters are forced to comply with societal norms, all in a hilarious way. Rajkummar plays the role of a cop named Shardul, while Bhumi is a PT teacher – Sumi. Their paths cross and they decide that they should get into a marriage of convenience for their families. Trouble ensues when Sumi’s girlfriend comes into the picture. The comedy of errors seems like an emotional ride too.

SOME JOURNEYS ARE MEANT TO BE REMEMBERED FOREVER: RAJKUMMAR

Sharing the Badhaai Do trailer, Rajkummar Rao wrote, “#BadhaaiDo Trailer It’s one of those films, that came our way, touched our hearts in ways we can’t explain. Some journeys are meant to be remembered forever. Ab aap dekho trailer aur hume #BadhaaiDo #BadhaaiDoInTheatres on the 11th of February.

Badhaai Do’s cast also features Seema Pahwa, Sheeba Chadha, Chum Darang, Lovleen Mishra, Nitish Pandey and Shashi Bhushan, among others. It is backed by Junglee Pictures.

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.

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.

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.

Year-ender 2021: Nora Fatehi’s Kusu Kusu to Sooryavanshi’s Najaa, dance numbers that made us groove

2021 will be remembered for some of the best dance numbers that made us shake our legs to their beats. From Nora Fatehi’s Kusu Kusu to Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif’s Najaa, let’s take a look at the best party tracks of 2021.

As 2021 is about to end, we can’t wait for the New Year party to begin already. And when it comes to celebrations, upbeat tracks are a must. While nothing can beat the charm of Amitabh Bachchan’s Jumma Chumma De De or Sukhbir’s Ishq Tera Tadpave, we also know a party can’t be complete without some trendy dance numbers! Hence, we bring you a list of songs that made us groove to its beats in 2021.

NAACHO NAACHO

Naacho Naacho song from the upcoming film, RRR, features Ram Charan and Jr NTR showing off their dancing skills. The track, which is being called the mass anthem, is already winning the hearts of the audience.

NAJAA

A remake of the 2018 song by Pav Dharia, Najaa has catchy beats. Starring Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif, the song has become a hit among dance lovers. Sung by Pav Dharia and Nikhita, Najaa’s music has been given by Tanishk Bagchi.

PARAM SUNDARI

Kriti Sanon’s Param Sundari broke records and was featured on the Billboard Global Excl US charts. The song’s vocals have been given by Shreya Ghoshal and the composition is by AR Rahman. The lyrics of Param Sundari have been penned by Amitabh Bhattacharya.

ZAALIMA COCA COLA

When it comes to dance numbers, no one does it better than Nora Fatehi. Her song Zaalima Coca Cola, from Bhuj: The Pride of India, received an overwhelming response soon after its release. Crooned by Shreya Ghoshal, the song is composed by Tanishk Bagchi and the lyrics are penned by Vayu.

BANSURI

Not sure about you, but we are still not over the catchy track, Bansuri, and its cool steps. The song from Kriti Sanon and Rajkummar Rao’s Hum Do Hamare Do has Punjabi lyrics and a rhythm that will compel you to get on the dance floor. Composed by Sachin-Jigar, the song has been sung by Asees Kaur, Ip Singh, Dev Negi and Sachin-Jigar. The lyrics of the song have been penned by Shellee.

SAIYAAN JI

Honey Singh and Nushrratt Bharuccha’s single Saiyaan Ji kept everyone hooked to its lyrics and beats. On the other hand, Nushrratt created quite a stir on social media with her moves in the music video.

KUSU KUSU

Kusu Kusu is a groovy track from John Abraham’s film Satyameva Jayate 2. Nora impressed the audience with her phenomenal expressions, beauty and elegant dance moves in the music video. Crooned by Zahrah S Khan and Dev Negi, the song is composed and written by Tanishk Bagchi.

We hope you dance your heart out this New Year’s Eve to these party numbers!

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.

Ranveer Singh thanks fans for loving 83 trailer, calls film glorious tribute to ‘Kapil’s Devils’

Ranveer Singh’s 83 trailer has been receiving massive amounts of love and appreciation. The actor took to social media to thank everyone and called being a part of the film an honour.

Ranveer Singh’s 83 trailer dropped on November 30 and garnered immense praise from everyone. The actor took to social media to share a note about the film and expressed his gratitude to fans who loved the trailer. 83, directed by Kabir Khan, will hit the theatres on December 24.

RANVEER SINGH IS OVERWHELMED WITH 83 TRAILER RESPONSE

Ranveer Singh impressed one and all with 83 trailer. The actor plays Kapil Dev in the upcoming film, which is based on the Indian cricket team’s 1983 World Cup win. Celebrities such as Abhishek Bachchan and Rakul Preet Singh also lauded the trailer of 83.

Taking to Instagram, Ranveer thanked everyone with a note. He wrote, “Thank you to movie fans all over the country and beyond, our film fraternity, the press…people from all walks of life and generations have appreciated the movie’s trailer, and we are filled with gratitude and gladness.

Ranveer called being a part of 83 an honour. He continued, “This is not just a movie – it’s a glorious tribute to that moment in Indian history that changed it all! It’s about the great achievement of the Indian Cricket Team of 1983 – ‘Kapil’s Devils’! These men are legends, and it’s an honour to be a part of the cinematic telling of their iconic story on the big screen! Once again, thank you from the bottom of my heart for your generous and loving messages! Kaptaan Kabir Khan, it’s everything you dreamed of! Take a bow.

ALL ABOUT 83

Directed by Kabir Khan, while Ranveer Singh essays the role of Kapil Dev in 83, who led the Indian cricket team to victory as captain at the 1983 World Cup, Deepika Padukone plays the role of Kapil Dev’s wife, Romi Bhatia.

The cast also includes 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.