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Earlier we had reported that Farhan Akhtar would soon be seen crooning in his sister's upcoming film Dil Dhadakne Do. Now we hear that Priyanka Chopra who had earlier started her singing career with an international single 'In My City' and followed it up with 'Exotic' will also be lending her voice to the film. In fact Priyanka, who had till now been barred from crooning for films by her contract with an international music label, has finally received the go ahead. As for the track that Priyanka Chopra will be singing in Dil Dhadakne Do, we hear that the peppy number will be the title track for the film and will be featured during the end credits. Interestingly, while the news of her lending her voice to the film has just been broken, the actress has already recorded the said number. Dil Dhadakne Do that also features Ranveer Singh, »
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For a while, the crew of Rock On have been contemplating on a sequel but even before the film went on floor, it has created a controversy. Apparently, the writer of the sequel Pubali Chaudhuri has been accused of denying credit to the other writer Abhishek Kapoor. Apparently, Pubali Chaudhuri, who had registered the script with The Film Writers Association, claimed that the script for the sequel was solely created by her. Abhishek Kapoor, who was also the director of the 2008 film Rock On was miffed when he wasn't given any credit and now it seems, that he has registered a complaint with the association for the same. Apparently, it seems that Abhishek was the one to have conceptualized the story and later, Pubali shaped it into a script. So the filmmaker is of the opinion that the two of them should deserve credit. Though Pubali did not comment on »
A while back we had carried an image of Amitabh Bachchan and Farhan Akhtar on sets of Bejoy Nabiar's next Do. Now we hear that the film has been renamed Wazir. Though details of the apparent name change are currently unavailable, the film will see Amitabh Bachchan playing a wheelchair-ridden chess master. On the other hand, Farhan Akhtar will essay the role of an Ats officer in Wazir. The film that went on floor in September is produced by Vidhu Vinod Chopra, and also features Aditi Rao Hydari, as its leading lady. »
Anushka Sharma became one of the youngest female actor-turned-producers in the industry when she and her brother Karnesh Sharma set up ‘Clean Slate’ Films. Their first production Nh-!0, which she is not only producing but starring in is done and even before it has hit theatres, Anushka is already rolling out her second home production. This one too will be directed by Navdeep and is written by Sudip Sharma who also wrote their maiden production NH10.
Anushka has always made bold choices to craft a unique space for herself through her films, brands and more and she is taking that into her production house. Anushka says, “I’ve always been a risk-taker, and setting up Clean Slate, allows me to push the envelope even more. To collaborate with young, fresh minds to mount projects & create cinema that truly excites me – both personally and as a viewer.”
Adds Karnesh Sharma, Joint-ceo, »
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Katrina Kaif seems to be on a new career high after Bang Bang. She got a chance to romance all the Khans in Bollywood including Saif Ali Khan in her next Phantom. Now the actress will star opposite the hottest hunk of Gen Y, Sidharth Malhotra. Sidharth Malhotra who had a successful 2014 with Hasee Toh Phasee and Ek Villain, will be seen romancing Katrina Kaif in a love story which will be directed by newbie Nitya Mehta. Though the details of the story and the character sketch of the two are being kept under wraps, it is being said that this film will have a novel concept. Produced by Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar under the banner Excel Entertainment, the film in question is slated to go on floor in mid 2015. On the other hand, Katrina Kaif will also be romancing Aditya Roy Kapur in her upcoming film titled Fitoor »
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Choreographer turned filmmaker Farah Khan has now dipped her hands into penning down lyrics. While it's her cousin Farhan Akhtar and her uncle Javed Akhtar who mastered it, Farah too seems to be giving it a shot. Going a step further for her dream project Happy New Year, Farah Khan wrote the lyrics of the song 'Nonsense Ki Night'. During the making of the song, it seems that lyricist Irshad Kamil was out of town and the lyrics that Vishal-Shekhar and Farah Khan had in hand weren't in sync with the film's scenario. Moreover, they were falling short of time since they had to complete the song in a day. Hence, they decided to pen down the lyrics all by themselves. Farah, being the director of the film, wanted a catchy song with humour and hence decided to translate popular Hindi idioms in English. While she put her assistant director »
Anushka Sharma has been 'trending' these days, courtesy her much awaited film Pk. Well, the following news will give the 'trend-mills' yet another reason to keep Anushka in the news. And the news is that, she has done the first item number of her career.
The film which will see Anushka Sharma's gyrating and sizzling dance moves in the item number is Zoya Akhtar's Dil Dhadakne Do and the song is called 'Swing'. The song will also see the inclusion of the other stars from the film, viz., Priyanka Chopra, Farhan Akhtar, Anil Kapoor and Shefali Shah.
A lot has been said and printed about Zoya Akhtar's next multi-starrer Dil Dhadakne Do. While the film is still currently under production we hear that Zoya's brother, Farhan Akhtar who is acting as well as producing the film will be adding yet another feature to it. In fact Farhan who made his singing debut in the film Rock On will be crooning for Zoya's next as well. As for the track itself, it is learnt that while Farhan Akhtar will be lending his vocals, the lyrics have been penned by Javed Akhtar and Zoya. Interestingly this will be Farhan's yet another collaboration with musical trio Shankar- Eshaan-Loy. Though currently Farhan is busy shooting Bejoy Nambiar's next Do that features him alongside Amitabh Bachchan, Farhan has been taking time off from the film to sing the said track. Dil Dhadakne Do that also features Ranveer Singh, Priyanka Chopra, »
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She ruled the hearts of many in the 90s with her performance in films like Dil Hai Ki Maanta Nahin, Phir Teri Yaad Aayi, Zakhm and many others which were some of her father Mahesh Bhatt's best films till date. But after staying away from the silver screen for more than a decade, Pooja Bhatt is all set to be back with a bang. Last seen in the role of Tanya in the Rahul Bose directorial Everybody Says I'm Fine (2001), the actress hasn't faced the camera for a while. Now, we hear that Pooja Bhatt is finally ready for her second innings in acting once again. Though the actress has kept herself busy with production and direction, Pooja Bhatt will be seen playing the role of detective in Reema Kagti's next Mr. Chaalu. Producers Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar are the ones who will be bringing Pooja Bhatt on the screen once again. »
Looks like sports films are the flavor of the season. From Farhan Akhtar to Priyanka Chopra to Arjun Kapoor, many of these actors have been associated with sports of late where they have been representing a sports legend or promoting a particular sport in their films. The recent entrant in this list is Kangna Ranaut.
After playing the conventional and innocent Rani in Queen, Kangna Ranaut will now take up the avatar of an athlete in the sequel to the hit rom-com Tanu Weds Manu. Elaborating on the role the actress will be playing, the director of the film Anand L. Rai stated that Kangna will be training to perform triple jumps since she will be portraying the role of a Haryanvi athlete in the film. We also hear that apart from Kangna's trainer Aakash Kuchekar, yet another physical trainer Suneeta Dubey who is experienced in triple jumps, will be roped in, »
Says a source close to the project, "As Bajirao, Ranveer would have to go bare-chested in many scenes. And it would be a full physical deconstruction for Ranveer. This is a film and character set in the 18th century when there were no gym-built bodies. Sanjay Leela Bhansali can't have a Maratha king with 6 packs."
Slb won't take any risks with facts and history.
"He isn't asking Ranveer to go flabby. Bajirao was a king and a warrior. He has to look physically fit, but »
In the recent past, we have seen sports based films making it big in Bollywood, be a Bhaag Milkha Bhaag with Farhan Akhtar or a Mary Kom with Priyanka Chopra, sports biopics have been well received by the audience. Now we hear that Karan Johar is all set on making a similar film, this time based on Indian hockey legend Dhyanchand. In fact Karan Johar made a formal announcement on twitter saying, "My friends Pooja...Aarti Shetty and I are honoured and proud to have the rights to tell the story of the legendary sportsman # Dhyanchand..." However, no further details have been revealed. As for the sportsman, Dhyanchand on whom the film will be based played at a time when India dominated hockey. In fact he was bestowed with the title of 'Wizard' for his skills on the playing field scoring over 400 goals in his career that spanned from 1926- »
It is where hearts meet, auntyjis gossip and kids have a blast. Navratri shin-digs are the ‘it’ get togethers in the Desi calendar every year. It’s a nine day long festive period where everyone joins in daily for a night of song and dance. Apart from being the social get together of the year the festival has a strong religious meaning. It celebrates nine forms of Goddess Durga, one on each night, hence the name nav-nine ratri-nights. The 10th day is the festival of Dashera, marking the ultimate triumph of good over evil in Indian history.
Unlike any other usual festival, navratri songs and dance are specific. They have a distinct beat and the dance form adopted is garba or dandiya. The song and dance routine of the night, garba or dandiya, also have a strong historical backing as depicts the rasa-lila between Lord Krishna and the gopis of Vrindavan. »
- Prathna Tiwari
As we reported earlier Bollywood star Farhan Akhtar, who is also founder of Mard (Men Against Rape and Discrimination), has launched a brand new song titled ‘Chhulein Aasman’ together with the fabulous music directors Salim-Suleiman.
Produced jointly between Mard and Google’s Helping Women Get Online campaign, the Mard YouTube page gives insight into the purspose of the song, “‘Chhulein Aasman’ is a song about female emancipation, a song about freeing women from the roles that they have been coerced into playing for centuries. It highlights the importance of equal opportunity, possibilities and the impact it can have on women.”
To find out more about the Reach for the Sky initiative visit:
Visit Hwgo – http://www.hwgo.com/index.html
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Readers may recollect that Bollywood Hungama had reported about the pairing of Saif Ali Khan and Kangna Ranaut in Reema Kagti's Mr. Chaalu, that's to be produced by Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani. Well, the latest development is that the fiery actress Richa Chadda has been roped in for a crucial role in the film. Reports have it that Richa will play one of the girls in Saif's life. Speaking about the same, all that the film's producer Ritesh Sidhwani revealed was that Richa plays an important part in the film, but refused to divulge any other details. Mr. Chaalu is supposed to be shot in Mumbai and Goa and is expected to go on the floors on January 15 next year and should be ready for release by mid-next year. »
Bollywood star Farhan Akhtar, who is also founder of Mard (Men Against Rape and Discrimination), has launched a brand new song titled ‘Chulein Aasman’ together with popular music directors Salim-Suleiman. Produced jointly between Mard and Google’s Helping Women Get Online campaign, the song is themed around women and their right to do anything they want, without being forced in to submissive roles which restrict their freedom (which includes something as small as accessing the internet). In the opening of the video, it asserts that only 30% of internet users in India are women.
Mard has described the purspose of the song on its YouTube page where they mentioned the following. “‘Chulein Aasman’ is a song about female emancipation, a song about freeing women from the roles that they have been coerced into playing for centuries. It highlights the importance of equal opportunity, possibilities and the impact it can have on women. »
- Bodrul Chaudhury
Looking at Farhan Akhtar's super success in all the multi-tasking that he does, it will be only apt that we call him a super successful all-rounder in Bollywood. It is indeed his dedication to whatever he does and the professionalism that he exhibits, that puts him on the wish list of every filmmaker and brand manager. According to Bollywood Hungama's reliable sources, Farhan Akhtar is now all set to be the brand ambassador of IndusInd Bank. The official announcement of the same is awaited. »
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 »
He can sing, write, compose, act, produce and direct! There is not a single aspect of filmmaking that Farhan Akhtar has not explored. This multi-faceted celebrity is now all set to enter the regional cinema space too. Following with the recent trend where Bollywood celebrities are investing their time and money in Marathi cinema, Farhan Akhtar too will be making his Marathi debut as an actor with Por Bazaar. Produced by Nanubhai Jaisinghani, Farhan Akhtar will be seen in a cameo in this film which revolves around child trafficking. Jaisinghani confirmed Farhan's presence in the film and even revealed that the actor took time out from his busy schedule and shot for a day at Mehboob Studio in suburban Mumbai. Though it is just a guest appearance, Jaisinghani revealed that Farhan Akhtar's entry in the film is towards its climax but will have a powerful message attached to it. »
Shri Mukesh Bhatt was unanimously re-elected as President of The Film & Television Producers Guild of India Ltd. (“Guild”) at the first meeting of its newly constituted Guild Council of Management which was held immediately after the 60th Annual General Meeting on 27th August, 2014 at Hotel Sun-n-Sand, Juhu, Mumbai.
The other office bearers re-elected as part of Shri Bhatt’s Management Team are Shri Dheeraj Kumar & Shri Siddharth Roy Kapur as Vice Presidents & Shri Ashim Samanta as Treasurer. Additionally, Shri Manish Goswami & Shri Vijay Singh, CEO, Fox Star Studios were elected as Vice Presidents and Ms. Shrishti Arya was elected as Treasurer.
Veteran Guild member Shri Kamalkumar Barjatya was honored by the Council on being accorded the privilege as a Member Emeritus of the Council of Management. Shri Madhu Mantena, Shri Sabbas Joseph & Shri Hiren Gada were elected as new members in the Guild Council of Management for the year 2014-15 whilst Ms. »
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