13 items from 2015
Rumours of a remake of Mahesh Bhatt's 1991 romantic musical Dil Hai Ki Manta Nahin (Dhkmn) seem as farfetched as the idea of Salman Khan doing Dabangg 3. Refuting the reports completely, Pooja wonders how and where they came from. "Mahesh Bhatt directed Dhkmn. He cannot be replaced. And there's no way anyone else will direct a remake. This whole speculation about a remake snowballed after I was asked by someone if Dhkmn was remade whom would you like to see playing Aamir Khan and Pooja Bhatt. I replied, 'Ranbir Kapoor & Alia Bhatt.' That's all there is to it." However there is more to this than just a misapprehended media response. A well-informed ex-groupie from the Bhatt camp says, "They are now in denial about the Dhkmn remake. But it was a reality two years ago. Mohit Suri was going to direct the remake. Emraan Hashmi had been finalized »
- Subhash K. Jha
He wrote, "Cabaret: Day 2 . Gulshan Devaiah faces the camera and moves us to tears."
Directed by the veteran ad maker Kaustav Narayan Niyogi who debuts as a film director, produced by T-Series and Fish Eye Network, Cabaret also stars Richa Chadha, former cricketer Sreesanth, Deepak Tijori and Mukul Dev in pivotal roles.
Ali Fazal, who is enjoying the success after his much talked about cameo in Fast and Furious 7, will soon start shooting for Pooja Bhatt's Love Affair. However, before he kick starts the shoot, the actor decided to sign another film, which will be produced by Mahesh Bhupathi. Ali Fazal will be paired opposite Richa Chadda, who is currently enjoying the appreciation and applauds she received at the ongoing Cannes Film Festival for her film Masaan. The film in question is produced by Mahesh Bhupathi along with his business partners Virendra Arora and Arjun N Kapoor. Confirming the news, Ali Fazal says, "It's the Indian-western, for the first time in India." Apparently the film has been tentatively titled Rorav. However, Ali says, "Rorav is a working title which might change." From what we hear, the film will be based on a couple from Rajasthan and Kay Kay Menon too will play a prominent role. »
Gulshan Devaiah who received rave reqviews for his role as Mandar Ponkshe in ‘Hunterrr’ will be seen sharing screen space with best friend Kalki Koechlin in Pooja Bhatt’s next production. The film, which will be directed by Soni Razdan, is based on the infamous Km Nanavati case of 1959. The story is about a naval commander, Kawas Manekshaw Nanavati, who was tried for murdering his British wife’s lover. Known for being perfectionist, both the talented actors have already started preparation for their roles for their upcoming film ‘Love Affair’.
Since the movie revolves around the elite society of Mumbai in the ’50s, both the actors are doing a lot of research to prepare for their roles. A source close to Gulshan says, “They have been watching a lot of movies from that era. They have also been reading books to understand the kind of language people used on a day-to-day basis. »
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However, the movie has faced some trouble once again, as it got delayed due to reasons unknown, revealed Ali.
Well Ali, we hope your Love Affair goes on floors soon! »
Though the speculations increased about Kangna Ranaut making an exit from Reema Kagti's next after she signed Balaji's Devotion of Suspect X, the actress recently revealed that she is indeed not doing Mr. Chaalu. Reema Kagti's directorial Mr. Chaalu, revolving around the life of a conman, has been facing issues since its inception. In fact, now the director is on a hunt for the lead stars, since her male lead Saif Ali Khan too backed out of the film, a few months ago. However, rumour has it that Priyanka Chopra and Fawad Afzal Khan have been approached for the roles, but there hasn't been any official announcement about the same. Apart from them, there were other actresses who were signed for supporting roles which included Richa Chadda, Pooja Bhatt and Sarah Jane Dias. The film is produced by Excel Entertainment. Ironically, Kangna Ranaut and Saif Ali Khan are »
Kalpana Lajmi and Dr. Bhupen Hazarika's heart-wrenching story may now be told finally! The unusual love story between a 17-year-old girl and a 45-year-old man has been penned and ready to be translated into celluloid and once the casting has been done, will be ready to roll this year. Says a source, the biopic - that details the life of Dr. Bhupen Hazarika was earlier being produced by Pooja Bhatt. There was even talk that Pooja would essay the role of Lajmi in the trilingual project which had been tentatively titled The Tempest in English, Kal Boishakhi in Bengali and Dhumuha in Assamese. But now buzz is that Kalpana Lajmi, who was earlier looking for a co-writer to complete the script, has now completed it and is currently in talks with director Prem Soni to direct the film. She and the director will be co-producing the film. The as-yet-untitled »
- Upala KBR
Arjun Rampal, who was all set to be the part of Soni Razdan's film Love Affair has left the film. According to producer Pooja Bhatt, Arjun dropped out of the film due to remuneration issues. Ali Fazal, who has become a favourite of the Bhatts after Khamoshiyan, will now step into Rampal's shoes for Soni Razdan's directorial Love Affair. Elaborating on Arjun Rampal's exit, Pooja Bhatt clearly mentioned that the remuneration demanded by the actor was way beyond her budget and hence she changed her decision. Moreover, we hear that, Ali got an offer for the film, just four days prior and the actor decided to sign on the dotted line almost immediately. Ali Fazal, who was impressed with the script, was all praises for it. Love Affair, which is a fictional portrayal of the infamous Nanavati case, will see Ali playing a suave and charming man »
Sarah Jane Dias who debuted in Bollywood with Game, will be collaborating with the makers of the film once again for their upcoming venture Mr. Chaalu. The film which will be directed by Reema Kagti will have Sarah playing a prominent role.
Excited about working with Reema, Sarah expressed joy over collaborating with Excel Entertainment once again since they were the ones who had launched her in the industry with Game. Though neither the actor nor the makers divulged any details about her character in the film, we hear that Reema had approached her for the role since she fit the character perfectly.
Mr. Chaalu also stars Kangna Ranaut, Richa Chadda, Pooja Bhatt in prominent roles. Initially, Saif Ali Khan was signed to play the male lead but later, the actor decided to quit the film. Though specific reasons were provided, rumours had it that the actor made an exit due to remuneration issues. »
- Bollywood Hungama News Network
Pooja Bhatt and Aamir Khan starred in Mahesh Bhatt's Dil Hai Ki Manta Nahin. They never came together again. Never saw eye-to-eye. Now with Aamir condemning the 'Roast' with Karan Johar, Arjun Kapoor and Ranveer Singh, Pooja has spoken up against Aamir. Pooja's sister Alia Bhatt was also present at the Roast. Says Pooja, "FIRs have been filed against us film artistes from time-immemorial. Everyone from Raj Kapoor to Ismat Chugtai has faced it. I've faced it. Now it's my sister Alia and others' turn. One needs to take it in one's stride and not give in or cave in. Finally justice will prevail. I singlehandedly fought an obscenity case against my film Rog for ten long lonely years. It was frustrating. But I did not yield. Ultimately my patience paid off and I got justice. As for Aamir Khan's stance against the Roast, Aamir needs to remember that old adage. »
- Subhash K. Jha
After gaining lot of momentum for its unique format, the roast of celebrities in India, Aib Knockout found itself in the middle of a controversy when 'guardians' of Indian culture raised their voices against the show and got the video content pulled out from the internet. While many fellow Bollywood celebrities extended their support towards the show and expressed their angst over the drastic steps being taken against Aib, Aamir Khan had a different opinion.
In a recent media event, Aamir Khan not only expressed his displeasure over the Aib Knockout but also claimed it to be 'disturbing', 'violent' and 'unfunny'. He also mentioned that Karan Johar, Arjun Kapoor and the others who participated in the 'roast' have certain kind of responsibility that they did not abide by.
However, his comments did not go down well with many in the film fraternity and one of them was Pooja Bhatt. The actress turned producer, »
Lara Dutta's comeback film Abhi Nahi Toh Kabhi Nahi is all set to roll. While earlier we had reported the details of the lead star cast, we also learnt that the film will be a family entertainer. Now, it is being said that Sanjay Kapoor and Pooja Chopra are the new names added to the star cast and the two will be playing a major role in the film. Abhi Nahi Toh Kabhi Nahi is said to be the love stories concentrating on different generations, from the old to contemporary love stories. While Himansh Kohli and Sanah Kapoor represent the teen love, Kay Kay Menon and Lara Dutta play a married couple and even the head of the family Pankaj Kapur has a love interest in the film. Though the name of his leading lady has been kept under wraps, rumours indicate that Pooja Bhatt will be playing the role. »
- Bollywood Hungama News Network
The man Mohammad Akil Malik who slapped Gauahar Khan on the sets of a reality show claims she paid him to stage the slap. The allegation has understandably raised the hackles of Gauahar's female colleagues in the film industry. Says Kriti Sanon, "I don't believe the man for even a second. No woman would stoop so low as to get herself humiliated in public for publicity. Gauahar comes across as way too strong-headed a woman to take such a drastic step for publicity. Not at the cost of her self-respect, please!" Pooja Bedi reacts even more vehemently. "If she hired him there will be evidence of their communication and plans. If she didn't hire him then she should file an additional case for defamation. It is absurd the way people play around the images and dignity of celebrities. We are so easy to target. There should be special laws to »
13 items from 2015
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