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Fri, 15 Jan 2021 12:15:30 GMT
Yes, Varun Dhawan is really getting married on 24 January and this is what David Dhawan has decided

I was wondering; were they again jumping the gun? Reports stated that Varun Dhawan will wed his girlfriend Natasha Dalal on 24 January. Turns out, the rumour is this time entirely true.

Yes, Varun Dhawan is really getting married on 24 January and this is what David Dhawan has decided

A close friend and associate of David Dhawan told me, “I’ve had journalists calling up asking about it for days, and I told them it’s just a rumour. But I can’t lie to you. Yes, Varun is indeed getting married on 24th at Alibaug. Ab kitni din intezaar karega (how long will he wait?) Covid is not going away anywhere. They had decided they’d get married after the release of Coolie No. 1. Log shadiyan dhoom dham se mana rahen hain (people are getting married with all pomp and splendour). But Varun and Natasha cannot afford to do that. If they invite one guest more than 50 they are in trouble.”

So here is what David Dhawan has decided. “No friends at all. Kyunki agar ek ko bulao toh doosra bura maan jayega. So it will be just be the family at the wedding. I could see David’s awkwardness. So I quickly told him to exclude me from the guest list. They’ve now decided to just have the immediate family from both sides. Look, how long could Varun wait? He’s now in his 30s. I am glad they decided not to wait for Covid to be over,” says the close family friend.

With this confirmation the curtain falls on all speculation regarding Varun Dhawan’s wedding. Here’s the wishing couple a lifetime of togetherness.

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Fri, 15 Jan 2021 11:15:15 GMT
Karisma Kapoor sells her Khar apartment for Rs. 10.11 crores

Karisma Kapoor and her mother Babita Kapoor shared an apartment in Khar’s Rose Queen. The actress has decided to make the most of this stamp duty cut in the real estate industry and have sold their apartment. Joining the league with Janhvi Kapoor and Hrithik Roshan who recently made plush purchases in the real estate industry, Karisma Kapoor is making the most of this boon in the name of stamp duty cut.

Karisma Kapoor sells her Khar Apartment for Rs. 10.11 crores

As per the reports, the 1610 sq. ft. apartment has been sold off for Rs. 10.11 crores with Rs. 65, 000 charged per sq. ft. approximately. The sale was registered in December 2020 with the stamp duty being Rs. 20.22 lakhs for the 10th-floor apartment. The area has been ranging from Rs. 55, 000 per sq. ft. to Rs. 90, 000 per sq. ft., given the area and the location around the place. Back in 2018, Karisma had also sold her 675 sq. ft. apartment in Bandra for Rs. 1.39 crores.

There have been no reports of Karisma Kapoor purchasing a new house after selling this one, yet.

Also Read: Kareena Kapoor Khan & Karisma Kapoor reunite with their BFFs Malaika Arora and Amrita Arora over dinner; share a picture on Instagram

Fri, 15 Jan 2021 07:35:10 GMT
Saif Ali Khan's Tandav rakes up JNU issue

Tandav, the eagerly awaited web-series on Amazon Prime, has dared to venture into dangerous territory. The violence on the Jawaharwal Nehru University in 2019 has been raked up, with actor Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub playing Kanhaiya incarnate goading his fellow-students into an uprising against political tyranny.

Saif Ali Khan's Tandav rakes up JNU issue

Clearly taking the students' side, the series shows the cops brutally thrashing the students, male and female alike, and a leery policeman asking a girl student which of the three male students accompanying her is her boyfriend.

There is also a farmers' rally right at the start of the series where again the police is shown going on a rampage after getting calls from mysterious political forces. While one admires the writers of the series venturing into forbidden territory (religion and politics are considered taboo on OTT), one also wonders what affect this naked display of political outspokenness would have on the series.

ALSO READ: AR Rahman adapts his iconic song ‘Dhakka Laga Bukka’ as the anthem for Saif Ali Khan starrer Tandav

Fri, 15 Jan 2021 07:07:06 GMT
“I was a little conscious about going out for shoots in this kind of environment,” reveals Mamta Luthra after bagging Qurbaan Hua

Zee TV’s popular fiction drama, Qurbaan Hua, has been consistently entertaining its audience with interesting twists in the lives of Neel (Rajveer Singh) and Chahat (Pratibha Ranta). The viewers have been raving about the scintillating chemistry between Pratibha Ranta and Rajveer Singh and all the fresh new turns in the storyline. However, looks like the audience is in for some high-end drama with the entry of veteran actress Mamta Luthra.

“I was a little conscious about going out for shoots in this kind of environment,” reveals Mamta Luthra after bagging Qurbaan Hua

Mamta Luthra, who has been a part of the television industry from more than a decade now, is coming back on Zee TV after 6 years (she was last seen on the channel in Sapne Suhane Ladakpan Ke). In Qurbaan Hua, she will be seen playing the role of Zubeida who is Chahat’s grandmother and has been living in Dubai. A devout Muslim, Zubeida is very rigid with regards to her beliefs and values, but she also loves Chahat more than anything in this world. Hence, she is ready to accept Neel as his husband, but the condition that she applies in front of him, will leave the audience astonished.

Talking about her entry into the show, Mamta Luthra mentioned, “As soon as I wrapped up my last project in early 2020, the pandemic made the Television industry come to a standstill. Keeping in mind my age, I was little conscious about going out for shoots in this kind of environment once the shoots resumed. So, I was away from the small screen for a short duration. There were many offers coming in, but I was also waiting for something with a strong base and then Qurbaan Hua came in and I said yes.”

She further added, “I don’t have specific preferences when it comes to the types of roles. Most of the roles I get are dominating and negative, but I have done positive ones too. I like to approach each role as a new challenge, and I thrive on it. However, if you ask me personally, I am a happy-go-lucky person who believes in living life to the fullest. I am excited for the audience to see me as Zubeida in Qurbaan Hua.”

Also Read: “I am not a professional guitarist but know the basics”, reveals Rajveer Singh from Qurbaan Hua

Fri, 15 Jan 2021 06:52:22 GMT
Richa Chadha releases a statement after receiving backlash over casual casteism for Madam Chief Minister poster

Actress Richa Chadha will next star in Madam Chief Minister which is being helmed by director Subhash Kapoor. The first poster was unveiled recently but it received a lot of criticism from netizens over casual casteism. The makers received backlash over a Savarna, an upper-class woman playing the role of an untouchable. Many expressed their outrage over the fact that the broom is being used as a prop when it is known as a symbol of Dalit oppression and that the poster is stereotyping the community.

Richa Chadha releases a statement after receiving backlash over casual casteism for Madam Chief Minister poster

After the intense backlash, Richa Chadha released a long statement on January 15, 2021, addressing the issue. "This film was a learning experience for me, for us all. The promotions were no different. The first poster that was released faced severe criticism, rightly so. What to me (and my privileged eyes) was a mere prop used by my character in a scene, came across as a stereotypical portrayal of Dalits for many of our people," she said in a statement.

"As an actor, I receive the communication for posting, complete with the copy, handles, and hashtags. Needless to say, I have no role in the designing of promotional materials. By saying this, I am not throwing the makers under the bus. They realised this inadvertent error and took this criticism in their stride. They responded immediately by retracting the objectionable poster and by releasing a new poster the very next day. It was a regrettable and completely unintentional oversight, not a deliberate insinuation. We are sorry. Our heart is in the right place. Hopefully, you will see that for yourself when you watch the film," she further said.

Explaining her character Tara and what she stands for, Richa Chadha said, "We have made this film for love, as though we were on a mission to tell this story. Tara, one feisty oddball of a woman, fights patriarchy, caste oppression, brutal violence along with the usual betrayals of politics, to rise to the top and affect change. And she does so with incredible dignity and courage. I could relate to her righteous rage. She spoke to me. As the film nears release, I am becoming aware that I have to say goodbye to Tara. I am also aware that she will never entirely leave my side."

Madam Chief Minister releases in theatres on 22 January.

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Fri, 15 Jan 2021 05:24:56 GMT
Alia Bhatt resumes shooting for Bhansali’s Gangubai Kathiawadi, film to release in Diwali

The shooting of Sanjay Leela Bhansali (SLB)’s Gangubai Kathiawadi is almost complete. The final spell of shooting begins on a newly-erected set at Film City.

Alia Bhatt resumes shooting for Bhansali’s Gangubai Kathiawadi, film to release in Diwali

Says a source close to the project, “So far, for the last two months, SLB and Alia were shooting night-long every night. Their body clock was under severe shock. Now with shootings shifted to day-time Alia is now adjusting to the normal routine.”

Gangubai Kathiawadi is all set for a Diwali release, God and Covid19 willing. “SLB was keen to release the film only in movie theatres, no matter how long they have to wait. With the new Tamil starrer Master doing well in the South for Pongal, hopes are now high in the North for a similar revival in theatre fortunes. SLB is looking at a Diwali release. If all goes well, Gangubai Kathiawadi would get a massive 2000-print release across India,” informs a source in the know.

Alia Bhatt’s career is expected to touch a new-high after the release of this film. Her makeover as a foul-mouthed Madame in a brothel who takes to the gun to avenge the murder of loved one, is so transformative as to change the course of her career.

Also Read: Alia Bhatt and Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Gangubai Kathiawadi gets a new set for the day shoot schedule

Fri, 15 Jan 2021 04:50:34 GMT
Rajeev Masand quits journalism; joins Dharma Cornerstone Agency as COO

2020 has been a decisive year for Karan Johar as he diversified into newer pastures. Dharmatic Entertainment, the new sector of his company Dharma Productions focusing on digital content, released a web film, Guilty, and a web series, Fabulous Lives Of Bollywood Wives. Then towards the end of the year, it was revealed that he has started a talent management agency in association with Bunty Sajdeh, called Dharma Cornerstone Agency (DCA). Meanwhile, he also reportedly signed a five-film deal with South’s Lyca Productions and is in advanced talks to sell 30% stake of Dharma to Adani Group.

Rajeev Masand quits journalism; joins Dharma Cornerstone Agency as COO

And now if reports are to be believed, then Karan Johar has hired a popular personality for Dharma Cornerstone Agency. A source reveals, “Journalist Rajeev Masand is all set to join DCA next week. He’ll be working as the COO of the company. Karan and other top authorities at Dharma believe that he’ll be the right person for the job and help them in scouting fresh talent and managing them.”

Does that mean he has quit journalism for good? The source says, “That’s what it seems like. He has been heard telling that he’s taking a sabbatical from journalism. However, looking at other journalists who quit the field completely when getting into film production and related business, it seems like Rajeev Masand, too, would go the same way.”

On January 15, 2021, the official statement read, "After over two decades of a dynamic career as an astute journalist and renowned film critic, Rajeev Masand now steps in as the COO at Dharma Productions' and Cornerstone's latest venture -- Dharma Cornerstone Agency. Carrying forward his exemplary work in the Indian entertainment industry, Masand will now be responsible for driving greater management stability with a stronger focus on development at the talent management agency through various avenues for each individual."

It further read, "Masand's thriving establishment in the industry and commendable professional experience over the years will leverage strategic thinking and impressive knowledge with a creative bend in the day-to-day operations of the agency. Harvesting quick decision-making and profitable partnerships amongst stakeholders and individuals, Masand's position is set to align with the agency's vision and values to elevate its progress and success in the industry. Dharma Cornerstone Agency (DCA) is all set to be an indomitable powerhouse of talent that will drive collaborations and become the benchmark for artist management and representation in the country."

Rajeev Masand started reporting at the age of 16 at The Times of India. Later, he worked at The Indian Express followed by Star News and CNN-IBN. He additionally also writes for various other publications and websites frequently. Recently, he got embroiled in a controversy after the untimely demise of Sushant Singh Rajput. The blind items written by Rajeev Masand on the late actor came under the scanner. The ex-journalist was massively trolled and in July 2020, he was questioned for more than 8 hours by the Mumbai Police about various issues including these blind items.

Fri, 15 Jan 2021 04:37:22 GMT
Chris Evans reacts to the reports stating he is returning to Marvel Cinematic Universe as Captain America 

Actor Chris Evans may be returning to Marvel Cinematic Universe. He put his cape down in Marvel's 2019 Avengers: Endgame. But, as per reports, he is in talks to star in atleast one Marvel film and the deal might close for a second one.

Chris Evans reacts to the reports stating he is returning to Marvel Cinematic Universe as Captain America 

According to Deadline, "Insiders say it’s headed in that direction for Evans to return as Steve Rogers aka Captain America in at least one Marvel property, with the door open for a second film. Sources add it’s unlikely to be a new Captain America installment and more likely to be like what Robert Downey Jr. did after Iron Man 3, appearing in such films as Captain America: Civil War and Spider-Man: Homecoming."

While Marvel had no comment on this, Chris Evans was quick to respond on his Twitter. He stated, "news to me" claiming that there haven't been any such talks.

Marvel Cinematic Universe has ventured into multiple Disney+ series starting with the WandaVision series. This will be followed by The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, Loki, SheHulk, and Hawkeye series.

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Fri, 15 Jan 2021 04:36:52 GMT
EXCLUSIVE: Akshay Kumar's Bell Bottom postponed; Will now release in June 2021

In August, Akshay Kumar became the first A-List superstar to commence shooting for a feature film as he air-dashed to the UK for a start-to-finish schedule of the spy thriller, Bell Bottom. Within a matter of 35 days, he wrapped up shooting for the film and announced that it would release “in theatres” on April 2, 2021 i.e., the Good Friday weekend. However, Bollywood Hungama has exclusively learnt that the much-awaited film has been officially postponed from it’s already announced date.

EXCLUSIVE Akshay Kumar's Bell Bottom postponed; Will now release in June 2021

“The makers have decided to now delay the film by two months and bring it in June. The primary reason for the delay has got to do with the fact that Akshay Kumar’s Sooryavanshi is looking to release in the one-month window of March 15 to April 15. It would be stupid to bring two Akshay Kumar films in a span of 30 days on the big screen, particularly in between this pandemic,” said a source close to the development.

Bell Bottom is currently in the post production stage and the final edit is expected to be locked by mid-February. “Yes, the film will be ready by mid-February and as things stand today, the makers are okay to hold it for two months more than the stipulated release date to bring it on the big screen. The scenario on ground is improving and hence, it’s imperative to support cinema halls now,” the source further told us.

The movie also stars Vani Kapoor and Lara Dutta in key roles, with the former playing Akshay’s wife and the latter being India’s Prime Minister from the 1980’s.

Also Read: Vaani Kapoor is all praise for Bell Bottom co-star Akshay Kumar; says he made the journey of the film special

Fri, 15 Jan 2021 04:22:56 GMT
Author of Didda claims Kangana Ranaut's Manikarnika Returns: The Legend Of Didda is violation of copyright laws and illegal

A day ago, actress Kangana Ranaut announced she will star in the second installment of the Manikarnika franchise, titled Manikarnika Returns: The Legend Of Didda. Hours after the movie was announced, the author of Didda's biography has accused Kangana of blatantly violating his sole rights.

Author of Didda claims Kangana Ranaut's Manikarnika Returns: The Legend Of Didda is violation of copyright laws and illegal

Speaking to a daily, Ashish Koul said that it is illegal and an absolute violation of the IPR and the copyright laws of the same country that Kangana swears by. He said that he finds this so brazen and hideous and that he is still inclined to believe that she has been misguided. He said that he is deeply aghast by Kangana Ranaut who is knowledgeable, aware, and apparently a nationalist and a voice for causes who has apparently belittle the image of Didda.

Kangana Ranaut and producer Kamal Jain will join hands to bring back the franchise, after 2019's Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi. The actress had a meeting with Jain last week and locked their new script.  Didda was the Queen of Kashmir who defeated Mehmood Ghaznavi twice in battle. Her one leg was polio-stricken but she was one of the greatest warriors.

ALSO READ: Kangana Ranaut to star in Manikarnika Returns: The Legend Of Didda

Fri, 15 Jan 2021 02:49:33 GMT
EXCLUSIVE DETAILS: Varun Dhawan and Natasha Dalal to get MARRIED January 24 in Alibaug – The #VaruSha wedding?

The biggest wedding of 2021 is here, and yes, we are talking about the much spoken about marriage of Varun Dhawan with his long-time steady date, Natasha Dalal. If sources of Bollywood Hungama are to be believed, the couple is all set to tie the knot on January 24 with a “closed door wedding” in Alibaug in the presence of just 40 to 50 guests.

EXCLUSIVE DETAILS Varun Dhawan and Natasha Dalal to get MARRIED January 24 in Alibaug – The #VaruSha wedding

“The Dhawans have blocked an entire resort facing the beach in Alibaug and are planning a grand yet simple and sober wedding. The wedding functions will extend for 3 days – January 22, 23 and 24, with the entire guest list of the family following the bio bubble protocol. They will all be staying together in the resort and the guests list includes just immediate family members of the couple along with some close friends and colleagues,” a source told Bollywood Hungama. 

A reception for Hindi film industry is expected to take place in Mumbai later in the month, wherein the big wigs of the industry will meet and greet the couple. “The idea to keep an intimate wedding was due to the covid 19 pandemic. David Dhawan and Varun Dhawan always intended on a big fat Punjabi wedding, but they are responsible citizens and hence, decided on a wedding in the presence of limited members,” the source further told us.

An official announcement from the Dhawan and Dalal family is expected to be made soon. “The cards have been distributed, the shopping has begun for both the families and of course, there is a lot of excitement in the air. It’s time for the VaruSha wedding,” the source concluded and went away.

Well, if what the source says is true, here's wishing the couple a happy married life. Until then, we await the official announcement.

Meanwhile, we tried to get in touch with Varun Dhawan to confirm the news but he did not respond to our message regarding the wedding.

Also Read: SCOOP: Varun Dhawan’s remuneration for Coolie No. 1 was Rs. 25 crores

Thu, 14 Jan 2021 14:19:36 GMT
Lady Gaga to sing National Anthem for Joe Biden's inauguration day on January 20, Jennifer Lopez set to perform

The inauguration ceremony of the United States' President-elect and Vice President-elect Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will take place on January 20, 2021. Lady Gaga is set to perform the National Anthem whereas Jennifer Lopez is set to be the musical guest at the 59th Inaugural Swearing-In ceremony.

Lady Gaga to sing National Anthem for Joe Biden's inauguration day on January 20, Jennifer Lopez set to perform

“We are thrilled to announce an inspired group of dynamic participants for the 59th Inaugural Ceremonies. They represent one clear picture of the grand diversity of our great nation and will help honor and celebrate the time-honored traditions of the presidential inauguration as President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris take the oath of office on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol. They are also committed to the President-elect and the Vice-President-elect’s steadfast vision of a new chapter in our American story in which we are an America united in overcoming the deep divisions and challenges facing our people, unifying the country, and restoring the soul of our nation,” said the Presidential Inaugural Committee (PIC) CEO Tony Allen in a statement on January 14, 2021.

Lady Gaga, during the Obama-Biden Administration, worked closely with President-elect Biden’s “It’s On Us” campaign to address sexual assault on college campuses.

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will be sworn in as President and Vice President of the United States on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol.

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Thu, 14 Jan 2021 11:44:28 GMT
Hrithik Roshan and Deepika Padukone’s Fighter to be mounted on Rs. 250 crore budget

Hrithik Roshan, Deepika Padukone, and director Siddharth Anand put all rumours to rest when they announced their collaboration on Hrithik’s birthday on January 10, 2021. Titled Fighter, the announcement was made along with the motion poster that had Hrithik’s voiceover saying, “Duniya mein mil jayenge aashiq kai, Par watan se haseen sanam nahin hota. Heeron mein simat kar, sone se lipat kar marte hain kai, par tirange se khoobsurat qafan nahin hota.”

Hrithik Roshan and Deepika Padukone’s Fighter to be mounted on Rs. 250 crore budget

Hrithik Roshan and Siddharth Anand are reuniting after Bang Bang and War. According to a tabloid, the film will be mounted on a massive scale and one can expect action sequences like real fight scenes, chase sequences with a story focusing on nationalism, romance, and much more. Apart from that, it is allegedly going to be the costliest film in Bollywood with a budget of Rs. 250 crores. It will be quite exciting to see superhit duo Hrithik Roshan and Siddharth Anand come back together for this high octane action film.

Fighter is set for September 30, 2022 release.

ALSO READ: IT’S OFFICIAL! Hrithik Roshan and Deepika Padukone to star in Siddharth Anand’s Fighter, film to release on September 30, 2022

Thu, 14 Jan 2021 11:25:12 GMT
Vijay starrer Master to be remade in Hindi; Kabir Singh producer Murad Khetani bags rights

Thalapathy Vijay and Vijay Sethupathi starrer Master became the first major India film to hit the theatres in the post pandemic world. The film that released on Wednesday, created a new box-office record by earning over Rs. 40 crore on day one despite the pandemic.

Reportedly, now the film will be remade in Hindi. According to reports, Kabir Singh producer Murad Khetani has bought the rights of the film and will be narrating the story in Hindi along with Endemol Shine as his production partner. Reports state that the paperwork is in place and the official announcement for the same will be mad anytime soon. The reports further reveal that Murad along with his team flew to Hyderabad two weeks ago for a special screening of the film along with the producers of the film. They loved the film and it led to paperwork work. They reportedly purchased the films for a heavy sum. Directed by Lokesh Kanagaraj, Master starred two of the biggest stars of Tamil cinema. Murad plans to rope in two Big Bollywood stars for the remake, however, casting decisions will be made only after they have a director on board. The film is likely to go on floors later this year.

Reportedly, now the film will be remade in Hindi. According to reports, Kabir Singh producer Murad Khetani has bought the rights of the film and will be narrating the story in Hindi along with Endemol Shine as his production partner. Reports state that the paperwork is in place and the official announcement for the same will be mad anytime soon.

The reports further reveal that Murad along with his team flew to Hyderabad two weeks ago for a special screening of the film along with the producers of the film. They loved the film and it led to paperwork work. They reportedly purchased the films for a heavy sum.

Directed by Lokesh Kanagaraj, Master starred two of the biggest stars of Tamil cinema. Murad plans to rope in two Big Bollywood stars for the remake, however, casting decisions will be made only after they have a director on board. The film is likely to go on floors later this year.

ALSO READ: Chennai Police book a theatre for flouting 50% occupancy rule for Vijay starrer Master

Thu, 14 Jan 2021 10:31:32 GMT
Armie Hammer exits Shotgun Wedding starring Jennifer Lopez amid the social media controversy over alleged private messages 

Back in October 2018, it was announced that Actors Jennifer Lopez and Armie Hammer are coming together to star in an upcoming action-comedy titled, Shotgun Wedding. The film will be helmed by Jason Moore and the screenplay will be by Mark Hammer and Liz Meriwether. Now, amid the social media controversy over alleged private messages, Armie has exited the project and will be recast.

Armie Hammer exits Shotgun Wedding starring Jennifer Lopez amid the social media controversy over alleged private messages 

A spokesperson from the production told Entertainment Weekly, "Given the imminent start date of Shotgun Wedding, Armie has requested to step away from the film and we support him in his decision."

In a statement recently, Armie addressed the allegations of allegedly sending disturbing messages to several women on Instagram. The women had claimed they were in sexual relationships. He said, "I'm not responding to these bulls--- claims but in light of the vicious and spurious online attacks against me, I cannot in good conscience now leave my children for 4 months to shoot a film in the Dominican Republic. Lionsgate is supporting me in this and I'm grateful to them for that."

Given the scenario, Armie Hammer's character will be recast. According to Deadline, "The film follows Darcy (Lopez) and Tom (Hammer), who gather their lovable but very opinionated families for the ultimate destination wedding just as the couple begins to get cold feet. And if that wasn’t enough of a threat to the celebration, suddenly everyone’s lives are in danger when the entire party is taken, hostage."

Along with George Dewey, Ryan Reynolds is executive producing the film. James Myers and Scott O’Brien will oversee the production for Lionsgate.

ALSO READ: Jennifer Lopez and Armie Hammer to star in action-comedy Shotgun Wedding, Ryan Reynolds to serve as executive producer

Thu, 14 Jan 2021 07:40:36 GMT
Kangana Ranaut to star in Manikarnika Returns: The Legend Of Didda

Actress Kangana Ranaut will star in the second installment of the Manikarnika franchise, titled Manikarnika Returns: The Legend Of Didda.

Kangana Ranaut to star in Manikarnika Returns: The Legend Of Didda

Sources close to the development revealed that the new film will be bigger and mounted on an international scale, adding that the team intends to make a world-class franchise of real-life women heroes. The idea is to bring forgotten woman heroes who have constructed the true identity of Bharat, the sources added.

Kangana and producer Kamal Jain will join hands to bring back the franchise, after 2019's Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi. The actress had a meeting with Jain last week and locked their new script.

Didda was the Queen of Kashmir who defeated Mehmood Ghaznavi twice in battle. Her one leg was polio-stricken but she was one of the greatest warriors. Kangana plans to complete her ongoing commitments first and then start shooting for the new film in January 2022.

ALSO READ: EXCLUSIVE: Neetu Chandra reveals she was replaced by Kangana Ranaut in Tanu Weds Manu

Thu, 14 Jan 2021 04:28:32 GMT
Anushka Sharma likely to be discharged from hospital this week; might check out at night to avoid paparazzi

India’s power couple Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli welcomed their first child on January 11, 2011. Virat announced the news of the birth of their daughter on their social media. "We are thrilled to share with you that we have been blessed with a baby girl this afternoon. We thank you all for your love, prayers, and good wishes. Anushka and the baby are both healthy and we are feeling beyond blessed to start this new chapter of our lives. We hope that you can respect our privacy at this time. Love, Virat," Kohli had written in a statement on his social media.

Anushka Sharma likely to be discharged from hospital this week; might check out at night to avoid paparazzi

It seems like Anushka Sharma will likely get discharged later this week. The security in the hospital has been beefed up in order to ensure no pictures are leaked. According to the grapevine, "Anushka Sharma will be getting discharged later this week and checkout may happen at night to avoid the paparazzi. She plans to take a different car in order to make sure they don't get much photogs' attention. In order to ensure this goes smoothly, security will be tightened when she plans to leave from the back gate of the Breach Candy Hospital."

A day ago, Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli made an appeal to paparazzi to not click their daughter's picture to protect her privacy. The note read, “Hi, Thank you for all the love that you have given us for all these years. We are happy to celebrate this momentous occasion with you. As parents, we have a simple request to make to you. We want to protect the privacy of our child and we need your help and support.“

The couple added, “While we will always ensure that you get all the content you need featuring us, we would request you to kindly not take or carry any content that has our child. We know that you will understand where we are coming from and we thank you for the same.”

ALSO READ: Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli make an earnest request to paparazzi to not click their daughter’s picture

Thu, 14 Jan 2021 04:12:39 GMT
Janhvi Kapoor starrer Good Luck Jerry faces shooting disruption amid farmers' protest

Actor Janhvi Kapoor kicked off the shooting of Good Luck Jerry earlier this week in Punjab. The actress had shared the first look from the shooting schedule. But, the shooting faced disruption when a group a protesters barged onto the set on January 11 demanding the actress to make a public statement on the ongoing Farmers' Protests.

Janhvi Kapoor starrer Good Luck Jerry faces shooting disruption amid farmers' protest

A local police officer said that the protesters told the crew that the Bollywood celebrities have not made any statements on the protests or shown support to the farmers. When assured that Janhvi will make a statement, they went back. The shooting continued after Janhvi took to Instagram to show her support. "Farmers are at the heart of our country. I recognise and value the role that they play in feeding our nation. I hope a resolution is reached soon that benefits the farmers," she wrote.

Thousands of farmers have been protesting outside Delhi on the highways for over two months to oppose three central laws. Punjab industry singers and actors have shown support to the farmers whereas Bollywood stars have stayed mum on the issue.

Meanwhile, Good Luck Jerry will star Janhvi Kapoor in the lead. She is joined by stellar performers like Deepak Dobriyal, Meeta Vashishth, Neeraj Sood and Sushant Singh in pivotal roles. The first schedule of the film is expected to continue till March.

Presented by Subaskaran and Aanand L Rai, Good Luck Jerry is a Colour Yellow Production with LYCA Productions in association with Sundial Entertainment, directed by Sidharth Sengupta and written by Pankaj Matta.

Also Read: First look of Good Luck Jerry starring Janhvi Kapoor unveiled, film goes on floors today in Punjab

Wed, 13 Jan 2021 14:38:32 GMT
Divyenndu Sharma and Gajraj Rao to star in a satirical comedy titled Thai Massage produced by Imtiaz Ali

Filmmaker Imtiaz Ali will next produce a satirical comedy with actors Divyenndu Sharma and Gajraj Rao in the lead. The film which has been titled Thai Massage will be directed by Mangesh Hadawale who had earlier directed Malaal.

Divyendu Sharma and Gajraj Rao to star in a satirical comedy titled Thai Massage produced by Imtiaz Ali

According to reports, Gajraj Rao will be the main protagonist and a bunch of other actors will also be getting on board. Rao, who is known for his impeccable comic timing has always entertained the audience with films like Badhaai Ho, Shubh Mangal Saavdhan and Lootcase. Meanwhile Divyenndu is currently riding high on the success of Mirzapur season 2 which was released in October last year.

Director Mangesh Hadawale is also known for films like Tingya and Tapaal (Marathi), short film Chalo Jeetey Hai and the 2019 released film Malaal. Malaal had marked the debut of Sharmin Sehgal and Meezan Jaffrey.

As for filmmaker Imtiaz Ali, he had turned producer with the film Laila Majnu. Later, he also produced the web series titled She.

ALSO READ: Gajraj Rao, Ranvir Shorey, Vijay Raaz star in a new show titled PariWar 

Wed, 13 Jan 2021 14:23:56 GMT
Tom Hanks to host a special during the inauguration ceremony of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris; Justin Timberlake and Demi Lovato set to perform

America is ready for the inauguration ceremony of the next President and Vice President, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. Tom Hanks will host a TV special Celebrating America during the ceremony.

Tom Hanks to host a TV special during the inauguration ceremony of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris; Justin Timberlake and Demi Lovato set to perform

Amongst the acts that will perform on January 20, Justin Timberlake, Demi Lovato, Ant Clemons, and Jon Bon Jovi will put up performances. In the coming days, more acts and performances are expected to be announced.

According to Variety, "Through different segments and performances, the program will highlight the strength of U.S. democracy, the perseverance of the country’s citizens, and the ability to come together during trying times and emerge stronger than ever before. The program will celebrate American heroes who are helping their fellow Americans through this crisis, including frontline workers, health care workers, teachers, citizens giving back, and those who are breaking barriers."

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will make an appearance during the TV special to address the nation.

ALSO READ: Tom Hanks hosts SNL: Home edition after positive COVID-19 diagnosis, says ‘my wife and I are doing great’

Wed, 13 Jan 2021 10:56:33 GMT
Joe Jonas returns to acting with big-budget war drama Devotion, to play the role of fighter pilot

Jonas Brothers and DNCE pop sensation Joe Jonas is returning to acting. After starring in the Disney series Jonas with his brothers followed by the Camp Rock franchise, the 30-year-old worked on his music before finding the right project to return to acting. He will star in the big-budget war movie Devotion and will essay the role of a play fighter pilot Marty Goode. The shooting will commence next month in Georgia.

Joe Jonas returns to acting with big-budget War drama Devotion, to play the role of fighter pilot

According to Deadline, "The aerial epic will chart the true story of U.S. Navy fighter pilots, Jesse Brown and Tom Hudner, two young men from different worlds. Initiated together into the VF-32 squadron, they are pushed to their limits flying a new design of fighter jet. But their friendship is tested when one of them is shot down behind enemy lines."

Christina Jackson will be the female lead. Thomas Sadoski, Jonathan Majors, and Glen Powell will be leading the project. Sadoski to play squadron leader Dick Cevoli and Jackson will be Daisy Brown.

J.D. Dillard is set to direct with a script penned by Jake Crane and Jonathan A. Stewart. This will mark Jonas's feature debut.

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Wed, 13 Jan 2021 10:26:35 GMT
Tiger Shroff debuts on YouTube with his second single titled 'Casanova'

Not so long ago, Tiger Shroff had released his debut single, 'Unbelievable', which became a massive hit. The song even went on to be included in Billboard charts. From performing action scenes flawlessly to dancing like there are no bones in his body to his acting he has mastered it all and now adds a new ammo.

Tiger Shroff debuts on YouTube with his second single titled 'Casanova'

Tiger is now back with not just his new song, 'Casanova' but will mark debut in the Google-owned video platform - YouTube through his partnership with new-age media company Qyuki Digital Media. Tiger's YouTube channel is all set to showcase his creative calibre. From his energetic & distinct dance style and crystalline vocals, Tiger's diverse talents will continue to be a treat for his fans.

Tiger took to his social media and shared, “So excited to present our next single to you all! Hope you guys like it ❤️ #Casanova is OUT NOW exclusively on my YouTube Channel! #ACasanova @punitdmalhotra @iamavitesh @santha_dop @paresshss @akanksharmaa @trakformaz @shakworld @myqyuki”

 

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Tiger recently shared a preview video of the song produced by him and Qyuki, on all of his social media handles and fans had gone gaga over it. This is Tiger's second song and is quickly making it's presence felt amongst the audience. Undoubtedly, Tiger keeps on challenging himself and expanding his horizon.

The teaser of the song was also launched on his YouTube channel, which presents Tiger at his dancing and singing best. Grooving to his own tunes in an all white-and-black attire, Tiger is a sight to behold. The preview created a lot of anticipation about what else the young superstar has in store for the audience.


On the movie front, Tiger is set to entertain fans with his next three releases that come out this year. He will be seen in Baaghi 4, Heropanti 2 and Ganapath.

ALSO READ: After a year of watching movies on a phone or laptop, the world definitely wants to get back to the cinemas – Tiger Shroff

Wed, 13 Jan 2021 09:41:02 GMT
Adhvik Mahajan, Manit Joura, Neha Marda, and more share their plans for celebrating Lohri this year

Lohri brings in a lot of happiness and most of the celebrities welcome this festival with a lot of joy and love. However, the actors have different ways of celebrating this day and the likes of Adhvik Mahajan, Tannaz Irani, Neha Marda, Rajveer Singh, Manit Joura and more have shared their special plans for Lohri 2021.

Adhvik Mahajan, Manit Joura, Neha Marda, and more share their plans for celebrating Lohri this year

Adhvik Mahajan who essays the character of Joginder in Zee TV's Teri Meri Ikk Jindri said “The Lohri celebrations are surely going to be quite different this year but I prefer viewing it in a very positive light. Lohri marks a new beginning for all of us and I believe this is what we really need with the current pandemic still being a severe threat to most of us. The year 2020 has been quite a learning in disguise for us, it has taught us to face the worst and adjust our lives with minimum resources and taking all these learnings, I feel we must happily welcome this new beginning in our lives. Here's wishing everyone a very happy Lohri and hope the beginning marks an abundance of happiness and luck in everyone's lives.”

Recalling about his childhood time Lohri celebration, Rajveer Singh said, "I am a Haryanvi boy, I belong to a farmer's family. My whole family has been into farming and my father was first an army officer and then he retired after joining police force. I have spent most of my time in the village culture, so I know that the month of January is when we celebrate Lohri and Makarsankranti. On the day of Lohri, we used to be very excited to wake up in the morning, take a shower because the first one to take shower used to get revdi, malai ki roti & sarso da saad. So, early morning my mother used to feed us and say ‘jo sabse pehle khana khayega uski hi wish puri hogi’ and later in the night we used to enjoy the bonfire ('Lohri celebration) which is a very important event for us.  We used to eat dishes made of jaggeries like revdi or some sweet and do the bhangra around the bonfire. Everyone celebrates in their own way, some call it chajja dance and some call it Hiran dance. I’m feeling very nostalgic, it used to be really fun, we were a bunch of 10-12 kids, excitedly waiting for this event to play together. Wishing all those celebrating the festival, a very Happy Lohri.”

Rohit Chaudhary who plays the role of Robin in Brahmarakshas 2 mentioned, “My Makar Sankranti memories are all about spending time with family. Major part of the festival involves flying kites, dancing and having fun with my near and dear ones. Traditional food too is a huge part of the celebration. Also, I’d like to mention that I’m from Jaipur where the Kite Festival is quite famous. I terribly miss that here in the city. This year, I’ll be celebrating Lohri with my friends, maybe have a bonfire drawn, and party with my close friends here. I wish everyone a very happy Lohri and Makar Sankranti.”

Manit Joura who plays the role of Rishabh Luthra in Kundali Bhagya said, “I usually spend Lohri with my family. But unfortunately, it’s not possible for me to travel to Delhi this year. However, my mother has plans of visiting me during the festivities. And the best part of mom visiting is that she gets all the traditional Punjabi seasonal sweets which I am looking forward to. This year most probably I’ll be celebrating Lohri in my society complex with my neighbors. On the set of Kundali Bhagya too I’ll be celebrating the festival with my on-screen family. I feel every festival in India is important and I like to take part in all of them. I am extremely thrilled to celebrate the festival with my on-set family. I hope, the festivities bring joy and light in your lives. I wish everyone a very happy Lohri.”

Siddhant Vir Suryavanshi who plays Kuldeep in Kyun Rishton Mein Katti Batti said, “I have lived in Surat for 3 to 4 years and there Makarsankranti is a huge festival. My favorite memory is going on the terrace with all my friends and family for kite flying and then as a kid, I was very enthusiastic to buy different fancy kite threads, and because of the thread, there were bristles on my fingers. We also had kite flying competition amongst the buildings in our area which was fun, so these are all the memories that I cherish about Makarsankranti. Also, I would like to wish all the Zee Viewers a very happy Makarsankranti.”

Neha Marda who plays Shubra in Kyun Rishton Mein Katti Batti said, “As a girl, I was quite conscious about getting tanned and about the bristles on my fingers, so I never went kite flying but yes I have had amazing memories about food.  I used to wait for Sankranti to have til gud ladoo and having Khichdi on Sankranti was like a thing and I used to love that. We used to get colorful kites, but I never went on the terrace as I always thought it’s a male-oriented thing and for me, food used to be a lot more exciting. I wish all the Zee Viewers a very happy Makarsankranti.”

Tannaz Irani who plays the role of Maharani Rajeshwari in Apna Time Bhi Aayega shared, “Every year on Makar Sankranti I look forward to flying kites and gorge on the traditional sweets of the season. While I am not a pro at flying kites, yet I try. The best part of the festival is that I get to celebrate it on set with my on-screen family. I am looking forward to meeting my friends and having a gala time with them during the festivities. I wish everyone a very happy Makar Sankranti.”

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Wed, 13 Jan 2021 08:54:25 GMT
Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli make an earnest request to paparazzi to not click their daughter’s picture

India’s power couple Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli became parents on Monday. The duo has made a strong appeal to paparazzi in Mumbai to not click their daughter’s picture as they want to protect her privacy.

Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli make an earnest request to paparazzi to not click their daughter’s picture

The couple have sent a note to the paparazzi fraternity in Mumbai. Anushka and Virat said, “Hi, Thank you for all the love that you have given us for all these years. We are happy to celebrate this momentous occasion with you. As parents, we have a simple request to make to you. We want to protect the privacy of our child and we need your help and support.”

The couple added, “While, we will always ensure that you get all the content you need featuring us, we would request you to kindly not take or carry any content that has our child. We know that you will understand where we are coming from and we thank you for the same.”

While the couple had mentioned that they were going to keep their child away from social media, the question arises if they are willing to strike an exclusive deal with a magazine to release the pictures of their new-born daughter to the world. Considering that it has sort of become the new trend to keep exclusivity, is there a possibility for the couple to release their daughter’s pictures later on while keeping the exclusivity intact?

Well, we respect how straight-forward Anushka and Virat are being as parents and we hope that the paparazzi will understand their intent with this appeal.

Also Read: Virat Kohli’s tweet announcing Anushka Sharma’s pregnancy becomes the most-liked tweet of 2020

Wed, 13 Jan 2021 07:32:19 GMT
Zanjeer copyright case to be probed by Crime Intelligence Unit of Mumbai Police

Zanjeer copyright case will now be probed by the Crime Intelligence Unit (CIU) of Mumbai Police. On Tuesday, January 12, they conducted raids at Box Cinema offices at Chincholi Bunder area of Malad where they seized the server owned by the company along with various documents. As per reports, the owner of the company has received anticipatory bail from Mumbai court.

Zanjeer copyright case to be probed by Crime Intelligence Unit of Mumbai Police

Renowned filmmaker Prakash Mehra, who passed away in 2009, has made Zanjeer along with Amitabh Bachchan and Pran. His son, Puneet Prakash Mehra, had filed a case at Mumbai's Juhu Police Station alleging copyright violation. The complaint stated that the Mehra family was the sole holder of the copyright of the film.

According to India Today, "Mehra alleged that without any permission from the family, Zanjeer was shown on Box Cinema channel on March 12, 2020. Mehra had registered the case on October 7, 2020, with the Juhu Police Station, and the investigating officer had arrested two people in connection with the case, 42-year-old Raju Khan and Ghanshyam Suraj Giri. These people had allegedly given the print of the film to the Box Cinema owner."

The case was then forwarded to CIU on January 1, 2021. According to India Today, Assistant Police Inspector Sachin Waze said, "There was Prakash Mehra's fake signature on bogus purchase and sale agreement which had been used to show as copyright over the film by these accused who are main agents. This has been going on since 1998."

There are many wanted in the case including Parveen Sheikh of Zoya films, people from Hazra films, Sonam films, and VIP films.

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Wed, 13 Jan 2021 05:17:12 GMT
Parineeti Chopra starrer The Girl On The Train remake to premiere on Netflix on February 26, 2021

Actress Parineeti Chopra will be next starring in an upcoming thriller The Girl On The Train remake which is helmed by director Ribhu Dasgupta. After much anticipation, it has been revealed that the film will premiere on Netflix on February 26, 2021.

Parineeti Chopra starrer The Girl On The Train remake to premiere on Netflix on February 26, 2021

Director Ribhu Dasgupta said, “I always wanted to explore this genre and loved this unique story. There is plenty to relate to both in terms of the emotions and mysteries that I was able to delve into in this thriller - rejection, loneliness, voyeurism, daily commutes on which we see and don’t see things. It was an extremely fruitful experience working on the film and collaborating with Netflix is always incredible. Hope the audience will be as excited watching The Girl On The Train as I was making it.”

Shibasish Sarkar, Group Chief Executive Officer, Reliance Entertainment said, “The Girl On The Train marks our first film collaboration with Netflix, with many more to come! We are very excited about this suspense thriller, Ribhu’s directorial sensibilities and the extremely talented cast."

Pratiksha Rao, Director- Content Acquisition, Netflix India said, “We are thrilled to bring The Girl On The Train to our members in India and around the world. We want to be the home for the most entertaining films in the country. This riveting murder mystery is a great addition to the incredible and diverse selection of films on Netflix across many languages.”

The film was scheduled for May 2020 release but due to the pandemic, the film was delayed. Instead of opting for theatrical release, the film will have a direct digital premiere on the streaming giant.  The first gripping teaser was unveiled on January 13, 2021.

The Girl On The Train is the story of Meera (Parineeti Chopra), who fixates on the perfect lives of a couple from afar, during her daily commutes on the train. One day, she witnesses something out of the ordinary, that shocks her. The film follows her journey as she tries to unravel the truth. The Girl On The Train is an official adaptation of Paula Hawkins’ bestselling book by the same name.

Meanwhile, Parineeti Chopra filmed the remake of The Girl On The Train in London last year. She steps into the shoes of Emily Blunt. The film also stars Aditi Rao Hydari, Kirti Kulhari, and Avinash Tiwary.

ALSO READ: Parineeti Chopra learns how to eat sugarcane from her father in this video

Wed, 13 Jan 2021 05:03:18 GMT
Alia Bhatt and Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Gangubai Kathiawadi gets a new set for the day shoot schedule

Back in December 2019, Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Gangubai Kathiawadi went on the floor. The first look of Alia Bhatt created a lot of buzz but soon the shooting came to a halt in March after the coronavirus pandemic. After more than six months, Alia resumed shooting in October 2020. The shooting happened during nights at the Film City. Now, a new set has been erected for the day shoot schedule.

Alia Bhatt and Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Gangubai Kathiawadi gets a new set for the day shoot schedule

According to a daily, the upcoming stint, for which the new set has been designed at Joker Maidan in Film City, will focus on the 1960s era when those living in close vicinity of Kamathipura wanted the red belt area to be evacuated. Alia’s character Gangubai will be giving speeches and holding marches. She was supposed to shoot scenes last week. Due to unexpected rains, the shoot was delayed.

Titled Gangubai Kathiawadi, Gangubai, remembered as The Madam of Kamathipura in the pages of history, was pushed into prostitution at an early age, and later became an extremely influential pimp with numerous ferocious gangsters as her client.

ALSO READ: Post Gangubai Kathiawadi Sanjay Leela Bhansali – Alia Bhatt to reunite for another project

Wed, 13 Jan 2021 03:53:26 GMT
Mumbai civic body says Sonu Sood is a habitual offender for carrying out unauthorised construction work

Sonu Sood is being called habitual offender for carrying out unauthorised construction work at a residential building in Juhu despite demolition initiated twice previously, according to Mumbai civic body on Tuesday, January 12, when they filed their affidavit in the Bombay High Court.

Mumbai civic body says Sonu Sood is a habitual offender for carrying out unauthorised construction work

Sonu Sood challenged a notice against him filed by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) in October last year. The civil court passed an order in December 2020 to dismiss his suit against the notice. The Mumbai civic body filed an affidavit in response to Sood's challenge.

BMC had alleged in its notice that Sonu Sood had carried out structural changes in the six-storey building Shakti Sagar and was converting it into a commercial hotel. "The appellant is a habitual offender and wants to enjoy the commercial proceeds of the unauthorised work and therefore once again started reconstructing the demolished portion in order to make it operational as a hotel albeit illegally and without permission from the License department," the civic body said, according to NDTV.

The affidavit further cited that Sood was trying to protect an "ex-facie illegal commercial hotel which has been constructed and modified by the appellant (Sood) contrary to the sanctioned building plan. The appellant has not been given permission for change of user of the said property from residential to commercial and there is no license to run the commercial hotel."

The Bombay High Court on Monday extended the interim protection granted to actor Sonu Sood till January 13, 2021. The court had earlier passed an order granting relief to the actor from coercive action by the BMC against the alleged illegal structural changes made by him in a residential building in suburban Juhu without acquiring permission.

Also Read: Bombay HC extends interim protection granted to Sonu Sood till January 13

Tue, 12 Jan 2021 15:20:36 GMT
Netflix unveils star-studded line-up of films in 2021 featuring Leonardo DiCaprio, Dwayne Johnson, Ryan Reynolds, Gal Gadot among others

Netflix is ensuring that during this pandemic, you won't have to step out since they are bringing high-level content on the streaming platform. On January 12, 2021, Netflix dropped the announcement teaser of what's to come this year as they plan to release new movies every week. This is just a sneak peak of the full list, which ranges from superheroes to westerns, thrillers, rom-coms, action, comedy, and sometimes all of those things combined — and always with the world's biggest and best stars, directors, and fresh faces.

Netflix unveils star-studded line-up of films in 2021 featuring Leonardo DiCaprio, Dwayne Johnson, Ryan Reynolds, Gal Gadot among others

Red Notice stars Dwayne Johnson, Gal Gadot, Ryan Reynolds kick off the announcement video with the introduction as the upcoming slate includes projects from Lin-Manuel Miranda's Tick, Tick... Boom!, Halle Berry's Bruised, Melissa McCarthy and Octavia Spencer's Thunder Force, Priyanka Chopra and Rajkummar Rao's The White Tiger, Zack Snyder's zombie heist Army of the Dead, Joey King's The Kissing Booth 3 and Noah Centino and Lana Condor's To All the Boys: Always and Forever.

Apart from these films, more in the lineup include Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence's star-studded film Don't Look Up, Amy Poehler's Moxie, Jennifer Hudson's Monster, Amy Adams' The Woman in the Window, Jason Momoa's Sweet Girl, Jennifer Garner's Yes Day, and John David Washington and Zendaya's Malcolm & Marie among others.

The premiere dates of all these films are yet to be announced.

ALSO READ: Dwayne Johnson wraps up Netflix’s Red Notice, thanks director Rawson Thurber for being quite the force behind this film

Tue, 12 Jan 2021 15:17:59 GMT
ZeePlex's The Power is all set to release its next melodious track Oh Saiyaan sung by Arijit Singh

The Power, a ZeePlex original, featuring Vidyut Jammwal and Shruti Haasan is all set to stream from January 14, 2020. While the trailer of the film has been received very well, the first song from the movie, 'Oh Saiyaan' is out now and its creating waves already. The film is a tale of love, betrayal and vengeance, and this track does complete justice in bringing out those flavors.

ZeePlex's The Power is all set to release its next melodious track Oh Saiyaan sung by Arijit Singh

Composed by the iconic duo of Salim-Sulaiman, the lyrics are from Kumaar while Arijit Singh and Raj Pandit have lent their voices to this soulful track. The song is shot beautifully. Vidyut and Shruti make a perfect pair together.

Talking about the song, Arijit says, ‘'I try to bring about a sense of uniqueness to every song I sing, and this one is no exception. I have put my heart and soul into this one as well. Its a one of a kind song as we have added a different tone so that its in sync with the movie's setting.’’

The Power narrates the story of what happens when two people who love each other immensely but get involved in a family feud and things begin to fall apart. It promises to have all flavours of action, romance, and drama, which are extremely well shot courtesy director Mahesh Manjarekar.

The movie will stream on Zee Entertainment’s pay-per-view platform, ZeePlex, which is a one of its kind source of entertainment aimed at making home viewing experience better and grand. With OTT taking over, this is the first C2H model that allows viewers to have an option to pick what they want and pay for, they just pay for what they see and not for everything. Hence audience is the king here.

ALSO READ: Is Vidyut Jammwal not interested in promoting The Power? Producer Vijay Galani BREAKS silence

Tue, 12 Jan 2021 14:44:41 GMT
Ali Abbas Zafar says he has already developed a script for Tandav season 2

Ali Abbas Zafar is currently looking forward to the release of his debut web series titled Tandav on Amazon Prime Video. Ali who has given many hit films like Tiger Zinda Hai, Sultan, and Bharat is venturing into long form storytelling for the first time.

Ali Abbas Zafar says he has developed a script for Tandav season 2

While the first season is yet a couple of days away from the release, the filmmaker is already working on the second season of the show. The series featuring Saif Ali Khan, Dimple Kapadia, Sunil Grover is a tale of power and greed in the world of politics. Talking to a tabloid, Zafar said that the pandemic has been a boon for writers as they usually do not get enough time to spend on themselves. During the lockdown, Ali sat in his Dehradun home for five months and just kept writing. He expects to get the second season on floors at the earliest.

Ali further said that Saif was his first choice for the character of Samar Pratap Singh who is borderline grey yet vulnerable. With actors like Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub, Kritika Kamra and Gauahar Khan also being a crucial part of the series, Ali said that the series is not riding on superstar and that everyone understood how important their characters arcs are to the story.

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Tue, 12 Jan 2021 12:55:21 GMT
‘No close relatives, no gifts’: Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli gear up security at the hospital after their daughter’s birth

Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli welcomed their first child on January 11. Anushka delivered a baby girl at the Breach Candy hospital in Mumbai. On Monday afternoon, Virat took to his social media handles to announce the birth of their daughter and requested all to respect their privacy.

‘No close relatives, no gifts’: Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli gear up security at the hospital after their daughter’s birth

Virat and Anushka are one of the biggest celebrity couples of the country and it is not surprising that all eyes are glued to get a glimpse of their baby. Their pregnancy announcement in August 2020 also turned out to be the most liked tweet of 2020, such is their popularity as a couple.

Therefore, in order to safeguard their privacy, the couple have put some strict restrictions in the hospital with regards to who can visit them. The couple have not allowed even close relatives to visit them at the hospital. They have decided to not accept any flowers or other gifts in the hospital. The security is so tight that even visitors in nearby rooms and other hospital staff are not allowed to even get a sneak peek into Anushka's room.

With such tight security in place, we cannot help wonder if it's just a matter of privacy or the couple is preserving the first pictures for exclusive use for a magazine where they plan on sharing the first pictures of their daughter.

Meanwhile, the hospital on their part has strictly instructed the staff who have access to Anushka's room to not click photos. The hospital might also arrange for a back door exit for the couple to leave without getting into the eye of the paparazzi who have stationed themselves outside the hospital.

Some paparazzi are waiting outside the hospital to capture the first glimpse of the newborn baby girl. Such is the demand of the baby's picture that the paparazzi may not hesitate to follow the couple's car back to their home once the actress gets discharged.

ALSO READ: Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma’s new-born baby girl’s pictures are fake

Tue, 12 Jan 2021 09:33:17 GMT
Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma’s new-born baby girl’s pictures are fake

Yesterday, Virat Kohli took to his social media to announce that they have been blessed with a baby girl and in no time, there were various pictures going viral of the new-born baby girl. However, the pictures have deemed to be fake. While the couple had already announced that they will be keeping their kid away from the limelight, there was a picture that was doing rounds on social media.

Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli’s new-born baby girl’s pictures are fake

Virat had requested people to respect their privacy and had written in his statement, “We are thrilled to share with you that we have been blessed with a baby girl this afternoon. We thank you all for your love, prayers and good wishes. Anushka and the baby are both healthy and we are feeling beyond blessed to start this new chapter of our lives. We hope that you can respect our privacy at this time. Love, Virat.”

However, the picture of a woman looking like Anushka Sharma holding a new-born went viral and it turned out to be a commonly used stock image from an article back in 2009. Take a look at the picture that went viral.

Virat Kohli’s brother had posted pictures of a pair of feet of Virat-Anushka’s daughter but that’s just as close as people are going to get to seeing the image of the baby.

Also Read: Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli’s baby girl’s first glimpse revealed by uncle Vikas Kohli

Tue, 12 Jan 2021 07:59:35 GMT
Nick Jonas in talks to star as Frankie Valli in the streaming version of Tony Award-winning Broadway musical Jersey Boys

Actor and singer Nick Jonas is going the musical way for his next acting project! The 28-year-old popstar is in talks to star as Frankie Valli in the streaming version of Tony Award-winning Broadway musical Jersey Boys.

Nick Jonas in talks to star as Frankie Valli in the streaming version of Tony Award-winning Broadway musical Jersey Boys

According to Deadline, "The event will be produced by Bohemian Rhapsody‘s Graham King and the original Broadway producers the Dodgers, with Frankie Valli and Bob Gaudio."

The report further revealed, "Jonas will sing the song catalog that Valli and the Four Seasons built up in a show that traces his origins from Newark to the top of the charts in the ’60s."

Nick Jonas, on the work front, will next star in a guest appearance in Text For You alongside wife Priyanka Chopra Jonas. He is returning as a coach on The Voice. He will also star alongside Daisy Ridley and Tom Holland in Lionsgate’s Chaos Walking. AGC Studios’ The Blacksmith opposite Laurence Fishburne is also in the works.

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Tue, 12 Jan 2021 07:14:01 GMT
Richa Chadha and Ronit Roy to star in Voot Select's upcoming thriller series Candy

This year has been extraordinary in terms of content that has been dished out from the web world and some of the biggest shows of 2020 were from Voot Select’s stable. Staying true to its proposition of – Made for stories, the platform showcased content across genres and rolled out exceptional originals that received much appreciation from the audience. Whether it was the never-before confluence of mythology and science in the highly acclaimed Asur, or the entirely remotely & digitally shot The Gone Game, or the suave and sleek Crackdown that brought alive the magic of the big screen, Voot Select has just kept raising the bar in terms of delivering top-class content.

Richa Chadha and Ronit Roy to star in Voot Select's upcoming thriller series Candy

The newest addition to their list of engrossing thrillers, Candy, a plot thickened with stories of drugs, politics, ambition, and murder, is sweet as sin. But is behind these sinister doings- a man or a beast, no one can tell. Set in a boarding school, in a misty hill town, this Candy is going to be full of action, thrill, and a complete jawbreaker. Featuring Richa Chadha and Ronit Roy in the lead roles, Candy will definitely take the audiences on an adrenaline-charged quest to unwrap the secrets.

Speaking about it, Ronit Roy says, “I’ve been lucky to have had the chance to work with so many talented directors which have helped my learning curve tremendously. With the advent of the digital entertainment era, there is so much good work for everyone and so many people are doing such good work it’s heartening and inspiring. I feel immense opportunities exist and will grow further. I'm proud to have been a part of some fantastic OTT shows and now I am extremely excited and waiting to start work on Candy. Kudos to the entire team of Voot Select for coming up with such a strong concept. My role is complex and challenging, which just makes it all the more interesting. I have a feeling this is going to be a very exciting ride and can’t wait to share this piece with you”

Richa Chadha stated, “What drew me towards the script was the various dimensions to my role in the show. This thriller/psychological horror space is new for me. Playing characters with depth is something that has always interested me and this was the perfect opportunity. Of course, working with someone like Ronit is very exciting, as this will be the first time that I will be sharing screen space with him as well as other brilliant actors like Nakul Sahdev, Manurishi Chadha. I am also excited to collaborate with director Ashish Shukla, as he was one of the first people I met from the industry, from the beginning of my career”

Along with Ronit Roy and Richa Chadha, the show will also feature Manu Rishi Chadha and Nakul Sehdev in pivotal roles. The series is directed by Ashish R. Shukla and produced by Optimystix Entertainment.

Candy is slated to release in 2021 on Voot Select.

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Tue, 12 Jan 2021 07:02:38 GMT
FWICE bans Ram Gopal Varma for failing to pay Rs 1.25 crore in salaries to workers

The Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE) recently decided that none of their 32 unions will ever work with director Ram Gopal Varma in the future. The director has been accused of not paying around Rs 1.25 crore to artistes, technicians and workers related to the film industry.

FWICE bans Ram Gopal Varma for failing to pay Rs 1.25 crore in salaries to workers

According to BN Tiwari, president of FWICE, Ashok Dubey, general secretary, and Gangeshwar Lal Srivastav (Sanju), treasurer, Ram Gopal Varma had already received a legal notice. However, Ram Gopal Varma did not respond to the notice, nor did he clear the dues.

Ramu had received a letter from FWICE on September 17, 2020, which gave details of the technicians and their pending payments, which needed to be cleared by RGV. Even prior to this notice the FWICE had written several letters to RGV asking him to clear the dues, however, RGV refused to accept delivery of the letters.

The FWICE also recently found out that Ram Gopal Varma was shooting in Goa for one of his projects, amid the novel coronavirus pandemic. BN Tiwari said, “We also sent a letter to the Chief Minister of Goa on September 10, 2020, regarding this. We wanted Ram Gopal Varma to clear the dues of poor technicians, artistes and workers but he never did. Hence, we have decided to not work with him in the future. We have also notified Indian Motion Pictures Producers' Association (IMPPA) and Producers Guild of India (GUILD), among other unions about this.”

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Tue, 12 Jan 2021 05:00:56 GMT
SCOOP: Varun Dhawan’s remuneration for Coolie No. 1 was Rs. 25 crores

Actor Varun Dhawan ended the year 2020 with the release of his highly awaited film, Coolie No. 1. The film premiered on Amazon Prime Video on December 25 and starred Sara Ali Khan opposite him. While the film has had mixed reactions from the audience, the actor was paid big bucks for this Govinda – Karisma Kapoor remake.

SCOOP: Varun Dhawan’s remuneration for Coolie No.1 was Rs. 25 crores

According to the grapevine, “Varun Dhawan has had a good career graph. With the past couple of films and an array of line-up in the pipeline, he’s in demand. But, there was a lot of anticipation from Coolie No. 1. The film got a deal on Amazon Prime Video after theatres were shut down during the lockdown. With this film, the actor’s paycheck got bigger than ever. The actor was reportedly paid Rs. 25 crores for Coolie No. 1. This has been his highest remuneration for any film so far.”

The source further adds, “David Dhawan, who originally helmed the Govinda – Karisma Kapoor Khan starrer in 1995, directed the remake of his directorial with Varun Dhawan and Sara Ali Khan, 15 years later. He was reportedly paid Rs. 15 crores for the project.”

“Rohit Dhawan, who was the associate director of Coolie No. 1, was paid Rs. 7 crores. All in all, the Dhawan family raked in nearly Rs. 50 crores for this project.”

Meanwhile, Varun Dhawan has completed first schedule of Raj Mehta’s Jug Jugg Jeeyo. He will begin Sriram Raghavn’s Ekkis and Amar Kaushik’s Bhediya, later this year.

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Tue, 12 Jan 2021 03:41:43 GMT
Netflix’s hush-hush project with R Madhavan and Surveen Chawla being shot in Goa

Netflix India is off to a flying start with a slew of new films to be shot over the next six months. One  such project is already being shot in Goa. It’s a film called Decoupled which features R Madhavan and Surveen Chawla as a troubled couple trying to get their derailed relationship back on the track. The film is being directed by debutant Hardik Shah.

Netflix’s hush-hush project with R Madhavan and Surveen Chawla being shot in Goa

While Madhavan has just delivered a huge success Maara on Amazon Prime Video, Surveen makes a comeback in Decoupled after 5 years.

She was stunning in her last film Parched in 2015. In 2018, she starred in a web series Haq Se. Thereafter, she took a break for marriage and motherhood.

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Mon, 11 Jan 2021 15:37:52 GMT
Amid sedition case, Bombay High Court extends interim relief to Kangana Ranaut and Rangoli Chandel till January 25

The Bombay High Court on Monday, January 11, extended interim relief to Kangana Ranaut and her sister Rangoli Chandel in connection with a sedition charge till January 25. A case was registered against the sisters at Bandra Police Station on October 17 last year for allegedly posting derogatory tweets against Muslims on Twitter.

Amid sedition case, Bombay High Court extends interim relief to Kangana Ranaut and Rangoli Chandel till January 25 (1)

According to ANI News, “The high court was hearing the petition filed by actor Ranaut seeking to quash FIR filed against her in Bandra Police station. The court has adjourned the hearing till January 25, giving relief to sisters - Kangana Ranaut and Rangoli Chandel from any coercive action against them by police.

The court has further asked the complainant to file a response to Kangana Ranaut’s plea to quash the FIR.

On Friday, January 8, both Kangana Ranaut and Rangoli Chandel arrived in Mumbai in order to record their statements before Bandra Police. They were previously summoned on November 23-24, 2020.

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Mon, 11 Jan 2021 15:33:38 GMT
Naagin 5 to go off air in February; might be replaced by a show on vampires

The popular TV show Naagin 5 starring Sharad Malhotra, Surbhi Chandna, and Mohit Sehgal which went on air in August 2020 is all set to wrap up in February this year.

Naagin 5 to go off air in February; might be replaced by a show on vampires

Reportedly, Naagin 5 will go off air next month after being on air for six months. While the date of airing the last episode has not been finalised, the team will be shooting it at the end of January.

The show had garnered a good viewership largely due to the chemistry between Sharad and Surbhi. Sharad plays the role of a quintessential bad boy Veeranshu Singhania in the beginning and is later portrayed as this metrosexual man who is powerful, handsome and protective of his wife Bani. Meanwhile Surbhi transforms into a naagin playing the role of Aadinaagin and was loved by the audiences.

On the other hand, there are reports doing the rounds that Ekta Kapoor’s new show on vampires will be replacing Naagin 5. This is the second time Kapoor will be bringing in a show based on vampires. She had earlier produced the show called Pyaar Kii Yeh Ek Kahaani based on vampires.

ALSO READ: Naagin 5 fame Sharad Malhotra says, “You have to fight through the worst days to earn your best”

Mon, 11 Jan 2021 13:50:17 GMT
Bombay HC extends interim protection granted to Sonu Sood till January 13

The Bombay High Court on Monday extended the interim protection granted to actor Sonu Sood till January 13. The court had earlier passed an order granting relief to the actor from coercive action by the BMC against the alleged illegal structural changes made by him in a residential building in suburban Juhu without acquiring permission.

Bombay HC extends interim protection granted to Sonu Sood till January 13

Last week, Sood had approached the High Court challenging an order of the city civil court that dismissed his petition against the notice issued to him by the BMC. In their petition, Sood and his wife Sonali claimed that they did not carry out any illegal or unauthorised construction in the six-storey Shakti Sagar building.

The civil court while dismissing the suit had granted Sood three weeks time to file an appeal and stayed its order, granting relief to the actor. On Monday, BMC' s counsel Anil Sakhare sought time to respond to the actor's petition.

Sood's advocate Amogh Singh said, "The petitioner (Sood) has not made any changes in the building that warrant permission from the BMC. Only those changes that are allowed under the Maharashtra Regional and Town Planning (MRTP) Act have been done." However, BMC's counsel argues that the petitioner was illegally converting a residential building into a hotel without procuring a license.

“A hotel with 24 rooms is being run in the six-storey residential building. The BMC has taken demolition action on the property twice…once in 2018 and then in February 2020. But, still the illegal construction is on,” Sakhare said.

When Justice Prithviraj Chavan asked Sood's lawyer if his client was operating a hotel in the said building, Singh said that he is not conducting a hotel business but is running “a residential hotel in which flats are rented out to people”.

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Mon, 11 Jan 2021 13:20:55 GMT
Siddharth Anand’s foster child reunited with his biological mother and family

Bollywood Hungama had earlier reported that filmmaker Siddharth Anand was stuck in a complicated custodial battle of sorts. The filmmaker and his family had welcomed a foster baby boy into their family, who was rescued from Borivali railway station in Mumbai where he was found with his mentally unwell mother. The mother was sent to a rehabilitation centre and the child was handed over to CWC (Child Welfare Committee).

Siddharth Anand’s foster child reunited with his biological mother and family

The Child Welfare Committee, then, with the help of FSC (Family Service Centre) was sent to his new foster family, i.e, with director Siddharth Anand and his family.

Now, it has come to light that the child has been reunited with the biological mother and the mother's parents who have assumed responsibility for the child. Sponsorship support has also been arranged for the child.

According to a reliable source, “UNICEF followed up on the case and did play a role in advising the DWCD on the procedures to be followed and guiding stakeholders so that the decisions are taken in the best interest of the child. Subsequently a meeting was held by the Department of Women and Child to examine the learning from this matter and inform the procedures and guidelines for foster care.”

Earlier, after the child's biological mother was deemed mentally and physically fit, the rehab authorities had informed the Family Service Centre(FSC) that she was yearning for her child. They also advised the child be handed over to the mother and her family.

As per reports, Siddharth Anand and his family were emotionally attached to the child and tried their best to keep the child. Siddharth is married to Mamta Bhatia-Anand and they have a son named Ranveer.

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Mon, 11 Jan 2021 11:25:48 GMT
Sex In The City revival set at HBO Max with Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis; Kim Cattrall won't be reprising her role

The popular series Sex In The City is being revived at HBO Max! After multiple seasons and two movies, the gang is coming back for yet another adventure. It will be called And Just Like That. The original stars of the show Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon, and Kristin Davis are returning onscreen and as executive producers sans Kim Cattrall.

Sex In The City revival set at HBO Max with Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis; Kim Cattrall won't be reprising her role

On Sunday, Parker, Nixon, and Davis took their respective social media accounts to share the teaser of the upcoming series. "I couldn't help but wonder... where are they now? X, SJ," Sarah Jessica Parker captioned the post.

 

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"The new Max Original series is based on the book, Sex and the City, by Candice Bushnell and the original TV series created by Darren Star. The series will follow Carrie, Miranda, and Charlotte as they navigate the journey from the complicated reality of life and friendship in their 30s to the even more complicated reality of life and friendship in their 50s," according to Entertainment Weekly.

The production of the series will begin in late spring in New York. It will be half an hour series spanning 10-episodes.

Kim Catrall has often been vocal about not wanting to reprise the role of Samantha. She had also said about the toxic relationship with the former castmates but Sarah Jessica Parker had denied any kind of bad blood. As per reports, Sarah has said that Kim Catrall won't be replaced in the upcoming series.

Mon, 11 Jan 2021 11:15:52 GMT
JYP Entertainment confirms GOT7 to end their contract with the agency on January 19

A day ago, it was reported that the highly popular South Korean male group GOT7 decided to part ways with their longtime agency JYP Entertainment. All the members - JB, Mark, Jackson, Jinyoung, Youngjae, Bambam, and Yugyeom chose not to renew their contracts with the company after spending seven years as a group. The news came in on January 10, 2021, GOT7 would be performing for the last time as a group at the 2021 Golden Disc Awards before they decide to do group activities in the future.

The official statement released by JYP Entertainment on January 11, 2021, read (via Soompi), "Hello. This is JYP Entertainment. JYP has held thorough discussions with the GOT7 members ahead of the expiration of their exclusive contract on January 19. As a result, both sides have agreed not to renew the contract while hoping for a fresh future. GOT7 has performed exceptionally as a global idol group that represents K-pop since their debut on January 16, 2014. We genuinely thank GOT7 for being part of the growth of K-pop and JYP, as well as I GOT7 and all fans who have been a source of motivation to GOT7’s activities with their endless support since their debut. Our official relationship ends here, but JYP will sincerely cheer on the new future that the GOT7 members will advance into."

As per the earlier report in Dispatch tabloid, the members would want to continue as a group and plan future activities together as well. JB, leader of the group, is in talks with a hip hop label as well as a global music label. He is currently planning to find the right company that will help in his solo career. Mark plans to return to Los Angeles and be with his family. He is planning to launch his Youtube channel and work on his solo music in the United States. Jackson Wang, who is the CEO of Team Wang label, will carry out his global activities under his label and work on Korean activities via a separate agency.

Jinyoung is currently in final talks to sign an exclusive contract with agency BH Entertainment that has popular actors under them. Youngjae has been reportedly approached by Sublime Artist Agency, the house for well-known names like Song Kang Ho, Rain, EXID’s Hani, and more. The agency has confirmed they are in talks with him. BamBam will try to balance his work between South Korea and Thailand with the help of a content production agency. He is reportedly in talks with MakeUs Entertainment. Lastly, Yugyeom is in the final stage to sign a contract with AOMG, South Korean Hip-Hop and R&B record label founded in 2013 by singer, songwriter, and rapper Jay Park who is a JYPE alum.

GOT7's eldest member Mark chose to be the first one to talk about the group parting ways with their agency but assured they will continue to present their best selves to the fans. "The past 7 years have been the best years of my life. Nothing is coming to an end, just the beginning. The seven of us are going to continue to bring you guys the best version of us till the end. #GOT7FOREVER," he wrote on Twitter. The same picture was posted by all members with the hashtag #GOTForever.

GOT7 released their last LP 'Breath Of Love: Last Piece' on November 30, 2020, along with two music videos - 'Breath' and 'Last Piece'.

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Mon, 11 Jan 2021 10:54:32 GMT
Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli blessed with a baby girl

In December 2017, actor-turned-producer Anushka Sharma tied the knot in Tuscany, Italy with cricketer Virat Kohli. Since then the couple has been living a happy life, enjoying each other’s company. To add to their joy, the celebrity couple has been expecting their first born, and both parents are thrilled to welcome their little bundle of joy. Now we hear that Anushka and Virat were blessed with a baby girl and the new parents are over the moon.

Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli blessed with a baby girl

Sharing the happy news, Virat Kohli took to Twitter and wrote, "We are thrilled to share with you that we have been blessed with a baby girl this afternoon. We thank you all for your love, prayers and good wishes. Anushka and the baby are both healthy and we are feeling beyond blessed to start this new chapter of our lives. We hope that you can respect our privacy at this time."


Beaming from ear to ear the proud parents look ecstatic to welcome the new addition to their family. We at Bollywood Hungama wish the new parents a hearty congratulations and for the little one, loads of love and joy.

Back on the work front, new mum Anushka Sharma will be taking a hiatus from films, while husband Virat Kohli made headlines when he decided to opt for paternity leave.

ALSO READ: “We definitely do not want to raise a child in the public eye,” says Anushka Sharma in her first and only tell-all interview about her pregnancy and impending motherhood

Mon, 11 Jan 2021 08:31:39 GMT
Sonu Sood marks his music single debut with Sunanda Sharma's upcoming track Pagal Nahi Hona; actor to feature as an army officer

Sunanda Sharma, who has belted out multiple chartbusters, is all set for the release of her upcoming music single titled 'Pagal Nahi Hona'. It marks the music video debut of Sonu Sood. The actor-philanthropist will be featuring in the video along with the singer. The song still that was unveiled today features him in the avatar of an army officer where he is seen hugging his lady love.

Sonu Sood marks his music single debut with Sunanda Sharma's upcoming track Pagal Nahi Hona; actor to feature as an army officer

The track is a romantic ballad sung by her and composed by Avvy Sra with lyrics penned by Jaani. The song produced under the label of Mad 4 Music marks her sixth collaboration with the lyricist after 'Jaani Tera Na', 'Morni', 'Sandal', 'Duji Vaar Pyar' and 'Mummy Nu Pasand'.

Talking about the latest track, Sharma says, “Pagal Nahi Hona is very close to my heart. It is sure to tug at everyone's heartstrings. It is always great jamming with creative minds and I am happy to be collaborating with Jaani and Avvy on this track. Sonu sir who has become the nation’s hero is the perfect fit for the song and we are elated to have him onboard.”

Sharing his excitement, Sood says, “This is my first music video. When I heard the concept, I was immediately sold. Pagal nahi Hona is dedicated to all army men and their lady love. The lyrics will touch your hearts and Sunanda has sung it beautifully.”

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Mon, 11 Jan 2021 07:52:26 GMT
Katrina Kaif and Vijay Sethupathi to star in Sriram Raghavan’s next

Andhadhun director Sriram Raghavan has roped in Katrina Kaif and Vijay Sethupathi for his next. Katrina seems to be on a roll as she has multiple big ticket films in her kitty.

Katrina Kaif and Vijay Sethupathi to star in Sriram Raghavan’s next

Reportedly, Vijay Sethupathi plays the leading man in Sriram's next. The filmmaker had earlier revealed that they have had to put Varun Dhawan starrer Ekkis on hold due to the pandemic.

It is the first time that Vijay and Katrina will be seen together. With Ekkis postponed, Sriram Raghavan has reportedly turned his attention towards this project. There are no further details about the project apart from the interesting casting choice.

Meanwhile, Katrina is currently awaiting the release of Sooryavanshi in which she will be seen opposite Akshay Kumar. She has also started preparing for Phone Booth alongside actors Ishaan Khatter and Siddhant Chaturvedi. She will soon start working on her superhero film directed by Ali Abbas Zafar.

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Mon, 11 Jan 2021 06:47:15 GMT
Preity Zinta reveals her mother and brother had tested positive for COVID-19 last month

Actress Preity Zinta has taken to social media to inform that her mother and brother had tested positive for COVID-19, last month. The actress admitted to feeling powerless and helpless but was glad they recovered.

Preity Zinta reveals her mother and brother had tested positive for COVID-19 last month

Sharing a family photo on Instagram, Preity Zinta revealed, "Three weeks ago my Mom, brother, his wife, kids & my uncle all tested positive for Covid. Suddenly terms like ventilators, ICU and oxygen machines took a new meaning. I felt helpless & powerless here in America, far away as he battled it out in the hospital.”

 

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“I’m so grateful to the almighty and to all those wonderful doctors & nurses that worked tireless to take care of them. For all of you who don’t take Covid seriously please be warned that this can become dangerous overnight so please take care, wear a mask & practice social distancing. Today, after hearing that they have all tested negative I can finally fall asleep & stop stressing. Finally the New Year feels like a Happy New year. #Thankyou #Doctors #Nurses #Grateful #Ting,” she added in her post.

Preity Zinta lives with her husband Gene Goodenough in Los Angeles.

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Mon, 11 Jan 2021 06:37:46 GMT
Hansal Mehta forgives phone stalker

After spending an entire night enduring crank calls from an unknown offender, Hansal Mehta who tweeted to the Maharashtra police for help, says the matter is sorted out.

Hansal Mehta forgives phone stalker

“The ordeal is over. I filed a police complaint after tweeting to the Maharashtra government. Within no time they tracked down the caller. But the person who owned the phone was not using it to make those crank calls. It was his younger brother, a boy of 14-15 having his fun by repeat-dialling a random number. What action can be taken against someone so young?”

Hansal says the scary part was not just call. “It was the fact that he was calling my wife’s number repeatedly. We could’ve just switched off the phone. But that is never the solution. How do we know the person making repeated crank calls is not a stalker? We need to confront such harassment headlong and not push it out of our attention.”

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Mon, 11 Jan 2021 05:49:02 GMT
"It was a joke", - Anubhav Sinha on calling Prosenjit fresh new talent

At the Kolkata International Film Festival filmmaker Anubhav Sinha jokingly called Bengal’s biggest star Prosenjit Chatterjee a “fresh new talent”. The joke has not gone down well with Prosenjit’s fans who feel the director is ignorant of the actor’s distinguished career.

"It was a joke", - Anubhav Sinha on calling Prosenjit fresh new talent

Says Anubhav, “It was just a joke. But I see on Instagram that some people did not get the joke. I hope Dada (Prosenjeet) did.”

When I touched base with Prosenjeet he laughed, “I know it was a joke. And I loved it. Incidentally I do approach every film and character as though it’s my first.”

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