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Season 2 of Anil Kapoors 24 ready for shoot

11 September 2014 3:50 AM, PDT | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

It's time for Anil Kapoor's premium show 24 to return. Buzz in the television industry was that Season 2 of 24 had been postponed due to Anil's film commitments. However, the heartening news is that Anil Kapoor starts shooting for Season 2 of 24 soon from October. Says a source, "Anil took a break from movies to do the first season of 24. Likewise he had to take a break from television to complete his two movie assignment Zoya Akhtar's Dil Dhadakne Do and Anees Bazmee's Welcome Back. That done, he is all set to begin shooting 24 again. In fact pre-production for 24 Season 2 has been on for months." Adds the source, "The channel Colors wanted Season 2 to start earlier. The delay happened from Anil's side." »

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Amitabh Bachchan Farhan Akhtar starrer Do to go on floor on September 29

10 September 2014 11:10 AM, PDT | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

After Lakshya, Amitabh Bachchan will be teaming up with Farhan Akhtar once again for their next but this time around, unlike their previous venture, Farhan will be seen sharing screen space with the legendary star. The film in question has been titled Do and the film will also have Aditi Rao Hydari playing the female lead.

Prior to this, it was Kareena Kapoor who was approached for the role. In fact, then, Farhan Akhtar was supposedly doing yet another film with Kareena which was Dev Benegal's Bombay Samurai. However, it seems that the deal did not work out and later, Aditi's name was announced as the leading lady. While Aditi Rao Hydari has worked with Abhishek Bachchan previously in Delhi 6, this will be the first time that she will be sharing screen space with Amitabh Bachchan and Farhan Akhtar.

Do is said to be an intense emotional drama which »

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Shabana Azmi to do a play in London

5 September 2014 9:36 AM, PDT | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

4 years after they came together as mother and daughter in Gurinder Chadha's It's A Wonderful Afterlife, Shabana Azmi and British-Canadian actress Goldy Notay are all set re-unite again, this time on stage in a play entitled 'Happy Birthday Sunita' to be staged in London. In fact Shabana is currently in London all on her own. Speaking from the city she said, "I start rehearsals for my play 'Happy Birthday Sunita' today. I'm in a two-bedroom apartment by myself and was also planning to travel by tube to work but the producers were too nervous to let me do that so I've agreed to have a car fetch me and drop me back from work." Shabana says it's a welcome change to be free for while of domestic responsibilities. "I'm looking forward to the experience of fending for myself. I can't cook to save my life and have a janam dushmani with all appliances, »

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Kareena Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra come together for a Unicef video

27 August 2014 4:59 AM, PDT | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

After the much talked about cold war between Priyanka Chopra and Kareena Kapoor, these two reigning actresses of Bollywood have decided to put it all behind for the well-being of the society. They will be seen together in a Unicef docu-drama that promotes the development of a girl child and women's education. The said video will be presented by Priyanka Chopra since she is the National Ambassador for Unicef.

Just a few days ago, Kareena Kapoor was seen promoting secondary education of girls in rural areas and the actress even celebrated Eid with these kids. After this impressive gesture, Priyanka contacted Kareena asking her to feature in this video. Revealing about the incident, Kareena Kapoor mentioned that when Priyanka Chopra asked her to be a part of it, she immediately agreed but she refrained from giving away any more details about the same. Being a Unicef celebrity advocate, Kareena Kapoor »

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Ranveer Singh to rap for Chings Noodles

12 August 2014 5:47 AM, PDT | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

Earlier we had reported that Ranveer Singh has bagged a meaty endorsement deal with the brand Ching's Secret noodles. And now we hear that the actor will even rap in the commercial for the brand. Ranveer Singh became popular as a rapper with his second film Ladies V/s Ricky Bahl where he rapped for the title track of this Yash Raj Film. After that, Ranveer continued rapping in public appearances and award functions and recently he even did it for the television commercial of Durex condoms which he endorses. And now with his popularity as a rapper, Ranveer Singh has decided to continue the trend and agreed to do the same for his next commercial for Ching's Secret. We also hear that this commercial will be directed by Ranveer's friend and the director of his upcoming film Kill Dil, Shaad Ali. Moreover, the music for this will be composed »

- Bollywood Hungama News Network

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T-Series five film music deal with Excel Entertainment

4 August 2014 6:55 AM, PDT | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

T-Series has acquired the music rights for the upcoming Excel Entertainment movies. Bhushan Kumar, the head honcho of T-Series, announced the acquisition of the most awaited films of the year Dil Dhadakne Do and Bangistan. After the successful endeavor with Yaariyan, Jai Ho, Highway, Shaadi Ke Side Effects, Queen, Hate Story 2, and Kick T-Series now holds music rights of Dil Dhadakne Do starring Ranveer Singh, Priyanka Chopra, Farhan Akhtar, Anushka Sharma, Anil Kapoor, Rahul Bose and Shefali Shah, directed by Zoya Akhtar. Another awaited film is Bangistan starring Riteish Deshmukh, Pulkit Samrat and Jacqueline Fernandez, directed by debutant Karan Anshuman. T-Series has been associated with Excel Entertainment in the past with their earlier production like Don 2, Talaash, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, Rock On, Don, Dil Chahta Hai. Their collaboration continues with Excel Entertainment's forthcoming projects like Raees starring Shah Rukh Khan, Rock On 2, and Reema Kagti's next with Saif Ali Khan. »

- Bollywood Hungama News Network

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Zoya Akhtar signs Parmeet Sethi for Dil Dhadakne Do

2 August 2014 8:24 AM, PDT | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

One of Parmeet Sethi's most memorable roles till date remains that of the alpha male Kuljeet in Ddlj, Bollywood's iconic films of all times. Parmeet, who had also director with Yrf's Badmaash Company, vanished from the showbiz scene lately. It took a Zoya Akhtar to bring Parmeet Sethi back from a seven-year hiatus, after she signed him for Dil Dhadakne Do. A very composed Parmeet (who took time out of an important meeting) spoke to Bollywood Hungama saying, "It was like a fish taking to water. It's a great feeling to be acting (in films) again." »

- Bollywood Hungama News Network

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New Dil Dhadakne Do Poster!

23 July 2014 7:45 PM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Just a couple of days a go we were treated to a teaser poster of Zoya Akhtar’s Dil Dhadakne Do and we challenged you to name who was who! Well, now we have the answer with the brand new poster!

When we revealed the first teaser we also included highlights from Zoya’s Facebook chat, which you can check out here.

Now here are some more cool facts we learned from Zoya about Ddd!

It was “surreal and sublime at the same time” shooting on the cruise

Working with Ranveer was “Superlicious fun”

Adding working with Ranveer and Anushka, “It was fantastic they are both incredible actors and seriously easy and joyful to have on a set.”

“Fantastic as always” to work with Farhan and thinks he is lucky for her films!

She loved shooting in Turkey the most: “It was new and totally different from anywhere I had ever been. »

- Stacey Yount

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Dil Dhadakne Do’s intriguing Teaser poster plus a cool bonus! What we learned from Zoya’s chat!

21 July 2014 8:02 PM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Though we have been teased with pictures from the shoot we now have a teaser poster of one of the film we can’t wait to see. With the fabulous Zoya Akhtar at the helm and starring Priyanka Chopra, Anushka Sharma, Ranveer Singh, Farhan Akhtar, Shefali Shah and Anil Kapoor, Dil Dhadakne Do has been shot in locations all over the world including Barcelona, Florence, Rome and Naples and oh yes, on a cruise liner!

To celebrate wrapping the schedule on the cruise ship, Zoya released her first look!

So can you name them who is sitting where? Comment and give us your opinion!

Zoya also thilled fans with a Facebook chat!!

Here are some things we learned!

Ddd is a story about love and family

What she loved about working with the star cast, “that they were all so committed excited and so so so talented”

About working with Farhan and Ranveer, »

- Stacey Yount

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Anil Kapoor shoots for Zoya while Anees waits

21 July 2014 3:36 AM, PDT | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

Anil Kapoor has taken time off from the shooting of Anees Bazmee's Welcome Back to shoot for Zoya Akhtar's Dil Dhadakne Do in Istanbul. The Zoya schedule was supposed to happen later during the year but had to be pre-poned as the necessary permission for the shooting was obtained in advance. The immediate sufferer because of Anil's revamped schedule is Anees Bazmee's multi-starrer Welcome Back. The shooting had to be abruptly stopped to accommodate the Zoya factor in the actor's schedule (Anil Kapoor). Rather than cool his heels and sulk over the unscheduled delay, Anees is busy editing the footage he has shot. Says Anees pragmatically, "I see Anil's other commitment as a blessing in disguise. I got a chance to take a break from the shooting and edit what I've already shot. After trimming pruning and polishing the footage I like what I see. As far »

- Subhash K. Jha

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Audience Q&A Session with Farhan Akhtar at the London Indian Film Festival

18 July 2014 1:21 AM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

As we reported earlier, Bollywood superstar and filmmaker Farhan Akhtar attended a special screen talk as part of the programme for the fifth annual London Indian Film Festival. The evening was very much lively and full of great and memorable moments which Farhan kindly shared with his fans and movie lovers alike. We now present to you a report on what took place during the Q&A session with Farhan, where fans had the opportunity to ask the star questions about his career and about the film industry. Check out some of the cool and interesting questions they asked and how Farhan responded. Enjoy!

Q: Of all the movies that you’ve made, which one is the most closest to your heart?

A: Well it’s impossible to answer. But I think for whatever its worth, I think Dil Chatha Hai will always have a special place. I think if »

- Bodrul Chaudhury

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Pooja Bhatt to direct brother Rahul Bhatt in Bad

17 July 2014 4:05 AM, PDT | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

The intrepid no-nonsense Pooja Bhatt has decided to take her brother's career into her hands. Rahul Bhatt's launch film Bad would be directed by his sister Pooja Bhatt. Confirming this Pooja said, "I've decided to direct Rahul's film. Earlier I thought I'd only produce the film. I know what he is capable of and how to get it out of him on camera. He has waited long. I can't afford to let him down." Pooja would be the second sibling to direct her brother. Zoya Akhtar has directed Farhan in all the films she has directed so far. Bad with Rahul Bhatt in the title role goes on the floors as soon as Pooja finishes directing her long-in-the-pipeline project Cabaret. "I've at last found a girl to play the lead in Cabaret. She is from Mumbai, a dancer and a stunner," says the producer who has given the industry Bipasha Basu »

- Subhash K. Jha

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Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara Poetry English Translation

15 July 2014 4:57 AM, PDT | indicine | See recent indicine news »

Note: Old article that was published on July 26th 2011. We are republishing this as Zoya Akhtar’s cult classic Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara celebrates its 3rd anniversary today. Enjoy the poetry with video and english translation.

The poems recited by Farhan Akhtar and written by his father Javed Akhtar are a big hit with lovers of poetry / shayari all around the world. Many viewers who do not understand Hindi, sent in requests for the English translation. So here it is, we have the English translation for you.

The first poetry is recited when the trio come out of the sea after deep sea-diving, with the focus entirely on Read More »

- Indicine Team

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Scoop Mary Kom to release with Daawat-e-Ishq Priyanka versus Parineeti again

11 July 2014 4:09 AM, PDT | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

It seems the Chopra sisters are destined to collide. Last year on 5th September, the feisty first-cousins Priyanka and Parineeti Chopra collided at the box office with Zanjeer and Shuddh Desi Romance, respectively. Back then it was Parineeti who walked away with all the revenues Looks like the sisters are destined to clash again. News comes that the release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali -Viacom 18's production Mary Kom is being pre-poned. The Olympian boxer's bio-pic was earlier scheduled for October 2. But with the Hrithik Roshan starrer Bang Bang and Vishal Bhardwaj's Haider occupying the coveted 3-day weekend Friday of Gandhi Jayanti, Mary Kom is being rush-released on September 5. The same Friday as Parineeti Chopra's long-awaited Daawat-e-Ishq. Her first with co-star Aditya Roy Kapur and second with director Habib Faisal. Interestingly, while Mary Kom is being released ahead of schedule, the release of Daawat-e-Ishq has been delayed by many months. »

- Subhash K. Jha

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Priyanka Chopra in Mumbai to see her family for just one day

1 July 2014 3:58 AM, PDT | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

Priyanka really misses her mother and brother when shooting out of the country. Having shot for Zoya Akhtar's Dil Dhadakne Do in the Mediterranean and now shooting in Istanbul, Priyanka has been away from home for the past month.

Hence, given the first opportunity, she flew down to Mumbai on Saturday for just a day to be with the two people closest to her.

A buddy of Priyanka said, "She travels too much these days. She has been in and out of Mumbai for two years, especially to be in the Us for her music career. But she makes sure to be home periodically. Now when she was away for more than a month at a stretch for shooting, she returned home at the first given opportunity to be with her mom and brother. And so what if it's just for a day?"

Priyanka returns to resume shooting for Dil Dhadakne Do in Istanbul. »

- Subhash K. Jha

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Anil Kapoor bonds with Zarina again after 20 years

26 June 2014 3:32 AM, PDT | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

Anil Kapoor and Zarina Wahab have come together again after 20 years for Zoya Akhtar's Dil Dhadkne Do (D3).

Though they haven't been cast opposite one another in Zoya's film, they hit it off from the word go.

Says Zarina, "Anil and I are contemporaries. Though we were never paired together in any movie we had done a stage show abroad 20 years ago where we had danced together. I had forgotten it. But Anil remembered. He even remembered the song we danced to."

Though Zarina isn't telling, it is rumoured that she plays Priyanka Chopra's mother in the film. Says the senior actress, "This is my second film with her. We were together in Agneepath. She is absolutely without any vanity. She plonks herself on the floor when she feels like. There are no starry airs at all."

Apparently, Zarina and Priyanka would be shooting intense scenes together in Mumbai. »

- Subhash K. Jha

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Anil Kapoor plays his age for the first time agrees to sport grey hair

24 June 2014 3:30 AM, PDT | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

It's been reported that Anil Kapoor has gone "missing" while shooting for Zoya Akhtar's Dil Dhadakne Do.

The reason why Anil has done a Mr India is because he'll be sporting an entirely grey-haired look for the first time in his career.

Says a source close to the project, "Anil has so far been playing guys far younger than his real age. When he was 30, he was playing 20-year old characters. Now when he is 57 he plays 40-45-year old characters because that's how young he looks. For her film, Zoya insisted he should look like Priyanka Chopra and Ranveer Singh's father. She wanted him to sport a completely grey-haired look."

For a very long time Anil Kapoor was in two minds about doing the role.

Says the source, "There he was playing the action hero in Race 2, Shootout At Wadala and in his TV serial 24. Anil »

- Subhash K. Jha

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Rahul Bose joins the starcast of Zoyas Dil Dhadakne Do

21 June 2014 4:10 AM, PDT | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

That Zoya Akhtar is making her making his mega film Dil Dhadakne Do with mega starcast is something that's known to all. The film, which will be majorly shot on a cruise liner, features an array of stars including Ranveer Singh, Priyanka Chopra, Farhan Akhtar, Anushka Sharma, Anil Kapoor and others. The latest update is that, Rahul Bose too has joined the starcast. He will be playing Priyanka Chopra's husband. Reports state that Rahul and Priyanka play an estranged couple who's in stormy relationship and have lots of fights in the film. Watch this space for more details. »

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Saif - Kangna in Reema Kagtis next

20 June 2014 4:15 AM, PDT | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

After Reema Kagti's directorial venture Talaash featuring Aamir Khan and Kareena Kapoor, released back in 2012, there were reports that Kagti had commenced work on her next. While at that time it was learnt that Kagti would be developing the script with best friend Zoya Akhtar, details were unavailable.

Now a couple of years later we hear that Reema is all set with her film that will feature none other than Saif Ali Khan and Kangna Ranaut in the lead. Co-written by Reema's best friend and partner in writing, Zoya Akhtar, the film is said to be a love story about two opposite kinds of people who fall in love with each other.

The yet untitled film is expected to go on floor in the first quarter of 2015. »

- Bollywood Hungama News Network

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Zoya Akhtar to launch newbie Ridhima Sud in Dil Dhadakne Do

19 June 2014 7:26 AM, PDT | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

With many star kids and fresh faces making their way to B-town, the new entrant in the league is Ridhima Sud who will be making her debut with Zoya Akhtar's Dil Dhadakne Do. Ridhima will be starring with some popular names like Priyanka Chopra, Ranveer Singh, Farhan Akhtar, Anushka Sharma, Anil Kapoor and Shefali Shah. The excited actress who seemed to have bagged a dream debut with an ensemble cast and a talented director, says, "I am really excited for the opportunity to work with some of the biggest names in Bollywood. They are such fine actors and it's a huge honour to work with them at the start of my career." This may be her big break into Bollywood, but she isn't new to films. She has been a part of some international projects like Ballad of Rustom, which made it to the contenders list of the 'Best »

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