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Half Girlfriend cast take the Beat pe Booty Challenge

22 hours ago | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

The #BeatPeBootyChallenge has truly taken social media by storm!

Joining the bandwagon now is the cast of Half Girlfriend, Arjun Kapoor, Shraddha Kapoor and Chetan Bhagat. Also, Mandana Karimi and Kriti Sanon have nailed the song with their moves!

Half Girlfriend

Hahaha!! I was waiting for this one!! Where the hell is Suri??? @arjunkapoor @shraddhakapoor @shaanmu @amitthakur26 @chetanbhagat

A video posted by Jacqueline Fernandez (@jacquelinef143) on Aug 22, 2016 at 7:38pm Pdt

Mandana Karimi

Here we go Finaly @tusshark89 @ekmainaurektu7 and I nominated @krishikalulla @zoamorani @kishwersmerchantt @suyyashrai #beatpebooty #mystyle #flyingjatt #accepted @beatpebootychallenge

A video posted by Mandanakarimiofficial (@mandanakarimi) on Aug 22, 2016 at 10:00pm Pdt

Kriti Sanon

#beatpebooty with a touch of whistle baja.. All the best @tigerjackieshroff @tigerjackieshroff @jacquelinef143 @remodsouza @ekmainaurektu7 for #AFlyingJatt #Repost @tigerjackieshroff : I was whistling all throughout this one! Still got the moves!!! @kritisanon #beatpebootychallenge #afj

A video posted by Kriti (@kritisanon) on Aug 22, 2016 at 10:34pm »

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Arjun and Shraddha wrap up ‘Half Girlfriend’ Cape Town schedule

23 hours ago | indicine | See recent indicine news »

Arjun Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor have wrapped up the second schedule of Mohit Suri’s ‘Half Girlfriend’ in Cape Town, South Africa.

“To movies and memories! And that’s a wrap on our Cape Town schedule of ‘Half GirlfriendMohit Suri, Arjun Kapoor, Chetan Bhagat” she tweeted.Read More

The post Arjun and Shraddha wrap up ‘Half Girlfriend’ Cape Town schedule appeared first on . »

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Arjun Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor get basketball lessons from NBA India

11 August 2016 3:52 AM, PDT | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

Readers may recall that we had written about the beautiful Shraddha Kapoor being paired opposite the suave Arjun Kapoor in Half Girlfriend, that's based on Chetan Bhagat's novel by the same name. We had also mentioned that basketball 'plays' a vital role in the film. As a step forward, the NBA India (National Basketball Association) has now come on board to partner with Half Girlfriend, in order to professionally train the lead actors to convincingly play the role of aspiring basketball players. As a part of the training process, both, Shraddha Kapoor and Arjun Kapoor are practicing techniques like handling the ball, footwork, speed, agility and basic shooting. If that wasn't enough, the duo also studied a lot of NBA games and their players in order to learn their unique styles. Half Girlfriend's director Mohit Suri said that they were very excited to have the NBA on board with the film. »

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Rhea Chakraborty signed for Half Girlfriend

1 August 2016 5:06 AM, PDT | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

Last we had reported that Shraddha Kapoor had been roped in to feature as the lead actress in Mohit Suri's film Half Girlfriend opposite Arjun Kapoor. Well now we hear that the actress from Mere Dad Ki Maruti and Sonali Cable, Rhea Chakraborty has also been roped in for the film. The film Half Girlfriend is based on Chetan Bhagat's coming-of-age novel that tells the love story of a Bihari boy and an upper society girl. Based on the backdrop of how English defines a class system, it also talks about Madhav who wants a relationship with the high society, urban and English speaking Riya, but the girl is not interested in commitment. Hence, she decides to be his half girlfriend. Though the first schedule of the film has already been completed in New Delhi, Rhea is said to join the cast in the next schedule. »

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Mohit Suri to introduce new music talents with Half Girlfriend

22 July 2016 8:10 AM, PDT | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

After a few setbacks, Half Girlfriend based on Chetan Bhagat's novel by the same name, was finally announced with the fresh pair of Arjun Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor leading the cast. Mohit Suri has now decided to give a rather musical twist to the film by introducing three new talents. While filmmaker Mohit Suri has worked with several Pakistani artists before, three of them will now enter Bollywood with Half Girlfriend. Qurat-ul-Ain Balouch, better known as the singer of the title track of the Fawad Khan-Mahira Khan series 'Humsafar', will be singing a romantic track for this unconventional love story. Besides her, Salman Albert, better known as the band member of Fawad Khan's alternative rock band, Entity Paradigm, has composed the song under the new music label collaboration of Emi Records and Universal Music Group. Adding that this is the first time a new »

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First Look: Shraddha Kapoor hits the basketball court in Half Girlfriend

21 June 2016 12:01 AM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

The very talented Baaghi actress Shraddha Kapoor has been sweating it out on the basketball field while shooting for her upcoming movie Half Girlfriend opposite Arjun Kapoor.

Based on Chetan Bhagat’s bestselling novel of the same name the movie Half Girlfriend will see the beautiful Shraddha donning a sporty look. In a still from the movie we see the actress in a basketball jersey with the name ‘Somani’ written on her back holding a basketball. Shraddha will be essaying the character of Ria Somani in the film.

The shooting of Half Girlfriend is going on in full swing and the movie is set to release sometime next year.

The post First Look: Shraddha Kapoor hits the basketball court in Half Girlfriend appeared first on BollySpice.com. »

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Arjun Kapoor Trains for Mohit Suri’s Half Girlfriend

10 June 2016 2:06 AM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Shooting began for Mohit Suri’s Half Girlfriend this week. Based on the Chetan Bhagat novel of the same name, the drama filled romance stars Arjun Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor.

Arjun plays the role of Madhav Jha a national level basketball player. He went through a lot of training with the international basketball team from the USA to perfect the sport to perfect his basketball skills.

Check out this teaser to see if he got the moves!

Talking about the film to Ians, the actor said, “There is pathos and drama in Half Girlfriend. It’s not just a frivolous rom-com (romantic-comedy). It’s a drama. That film has a journey. It’s a romantic journey and for me that is very exciting.”

Stay tuned we will be bringing you much more, including the Basketball Diaries by Arjun.

The post Arjun Kapoor Trains for Mohit Suri’s Half Girlfriend appeared first on BollySpice. »

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India’s Zee Makes Fresh Start With Global Distribution Commitment

15 May 2016 8:00 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

India’s Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. is poised to join the Hollywood majors and a handful of Indian studios that own and operate global movie distribution operations.

The objective of Zee Studios Intl. is to be able to handle day-and-date direct releasing in territories where there are major Indian diaspora audiences, and, at least initially, to license rights to third parties in other territories.

In Cannes as a seller for the first time this week, Zee pulled back the curtain on its new international sales business, headed by Shibani Kapur, an alumnus of Reliance Adag’s Reliance Entertainment, and now chief revenue office for Zee Studios Intl.

Underlining the fresh start, Kapur and Zee’s newly restructured international TV operations are relocating from Mumbai, India, to Dubai in the Middle East. The first theatrical film distribution and marketing offices are currently being set up in London and the U.S. »

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India's Zee Studios takes 'Half Girlfriend', 'Flying Jatt'

12 May 2016 10:00 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Indian outfit has picked up rights to two titles from Balaji Motion Pictures.

India’s Zee Studios International has picked up international rights to two titles produced by Balaji Motion Pictures: Half Girlfriend, adapted from the Chetan Bhagat novel, and superhero movie Flying Jatt [pictured].

Directed by Mohit Suri, Half Girlfriend stars Arjun Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor and is scheduled for release in April 2017. Bhagat’s previous novels have been made into successful films including 3 Idiots and 2 States.

Flying Jatt is directed by Remo D’Souza (Abcd: Any Body Can Dance) and stars Tiger Shroff and Jacqueline Fernandez.

Scheduled for release on August 25, 2016, the film is India’s first superhero movie featuring an action star (Shroff) performing all his own stunts.

Zee Studios International is the new international division of leading Indian broadcaster Zee, which is ramping up its film activities. The company is also selling Rustom, directed by Tinu Suresh Desai and starring Akshay Kumar. »

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Arjun Kapoor hones basketball skills for his Half Girlfriend

7 May 2016 5:20 AM, PDT | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

He honed his culinary skills in his last release Ki & Ka. Now, it is time for Arjun Kapoor to get sporty for the big screen. To prepare for his part in his next big film Half Girlfriend, Arjun has hit the court to play basketball. "In the film, amongst other things that he does, Arjun Kapoor is also required to play basketball," informs our source. "He has been practicing for hours at stretch since December last year. The film is set to go on floors this month and Arjun Kapoor has developed his skills big time to be able to take on the other big boys of the sport." In fact, Arjun Kapoor, who is six feet tall, has played centre during inter-school basketball tournaments. Though over the years, he worked towards spending time in front of the camera; his recent exposure to all the outdoor action in 'Khatron Ke Khiladi »

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Twinkle Khanna has a story idea for a film

22 March 2016 10:30 AM, PDT | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

The extremely talented Twinkle Khanna, who made her acting debut with Barsaat more than two decades ago, is today a successful homemaker, businesswoman and a writer-columnist. Testimonies to the same are her regular columns in the newspaper and her book 'Mrs. Funnybones', which are appreciated by one and all. On her own admission, Twinkle Khanna said that there is a story for a film cooking in her mind. She added that, even though she was not sure of her script writing skills but, she assured that she could write a story and someone could convert it into a script. While Twinkle 'revealed' that she has a burning desire to become Chetan Bhagat, she also said that she has now already started working on her next book, which will take some time to be published. »

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Rishi Rich to compose music Shraddha Kapoor to sing for Half Girlfriend

14 March 2016 10:14 AM, PDT | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

After several speculations and changes in the cast, we had recently reported that the romantic drama Half Girlfriend is all set to go on floor in May with Arjun Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor as the leading cast. And now, the latest update is that the music rights of the film have been bought by Zee Music.

Though the details are strictly being kept under wraps, we hear that the work on the music for this film has already kick started. In fact, it is being said that the once renowned musician Rishi Rich has been roped in for Half Girlfriend and that he has even given couple of tracks for the film. Not ending at that, it has been learnt that Shraddha Kapoor too will be lending her voice to few songs in the film.

Half Girlfriend is an adaptation of Indian writer Chetan Bhagat's novel by the same »

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Arjun Kapoor Shraddha Kapoor starrer Half Girlfriend to go on floor in May

11 March 2016 10:15 AM, PST | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

After the success of 2 States, it is time to see Arjun Kapoor playing the leading man in yet another adaptation of Chetan Bhagat's novel 'Half Girlfriend'. Post a few changes, it was finally announced that the Kapoor lad will play the protagonist along with Shraddha Kapoor as his leading lady. And now, the film is all set to go on floor in May.

Arjun Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor both have releases in April, with Ki & Ka and Baaghi (respectively) post which the two will start work on Half Girlfriend. The film is a coming of age romance that blooms between two individuals who hail from completely different worlds. Tracing a journey that travels across Delhi, Patna and New York, it is set amidst the backdrop of linguistic barriers that exist in the country.

Directed by Mohit Suri and produced by Balaji Motion Pictures, Half Girlfriend is slated »

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Fitoor Is A Beautiful And Massive Letdown – Subhash K Jha

13 February 2016 5:01 AM, PST | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Starring – Tabu, Katrina Kaif, Aditya Roy Kapoor and above all, Kashmir

Directed by Abhishek Kapoor

There is only one hero in Abhishek Kapoor’s massively disappointing and bogus adaptation of Charles DickensGreat Expectations. And it’s not Aditya Roy Kapoor. It’s Kashmir. The film, purported to be a romance between the bewitching Katrina Kaif and the besotted Aditya Roy Kapoor, romances just the Kashmir Valley. The rest is all mystery.

I recommend Fitoor be used to promote tourism in the Valley. As for Charles Dickens and Great Expectations, thankfully the author is not around to see how far his novel about forbidden love has been taken away from its roots.

Dickens’ title, as it turns out, proves prophetically ironic. You enter director Abhishek Kapoor’s snow-swept stunning world of stillness and turbulence, with a whole lot of expectations. You come away feeling cheated, betrayed and also angry for »

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Confirmed Arjun - Shraddha in Half Girlfriend Arjun Kapoor is getting into the Bihari mode

11 January 2016 3:32 AM, PST | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

Sushant Singh Rajput and Kriti Sanon were the original choice to play lead in Half Girlfriend. It is now confirmed that Arjun Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor are doing the film to be produced by Ekta Kapoor and directed by Mohit Suri.

A source close to the development says, "Though Arjun is not from Bihar, like the hero of Chetan Bhagat's novel is, Arjun and Shraddha make the ideal protagonists for the film. Arjun's street-smart looks go well with the character of Madhav Jha in Half Girlfriend."

It may have been slightly easier for Sushant Singh Rajput to play the Bihari lover-boy in Mohit Suri's screen adaptation of Chetan Bhagat's Half-Girlfriend, as Rajput is from Bihar. But Arjun is leaving no stones unturned to make sure he gets the character right.

Says a source in the know, "It's been wrongly reported that Arjun will speak Bhojpuri in Half Gilrfriend. »

- Subhash K. Jha

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Arjun Kapoor replaces Sushant Singh Rajput in Half Girlfriend

5 January 2016 4:19 AM, PST | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

While we recently got a glimpse of Arjun Kapoor in the recently released image of Ki And Ka, the actor is also simultaneously preparing for his next. Arjun Kapoor has stepped into the shoes of the leading man in Half Girlfriend, after Sushant Singh Rajput walked out of the Mohit Suri directorial.

Just few weeks ago, Mohit Suri was gung ho about working with Sushant Singh Rajput but the latter had to quit this film owing to the clash of dates with Dinesh Vijan's romantic drama. And now, the makers who were on a hunt for the protagonist have finally decided to rope in Arjun Kapoor. From what we hear, Arjun Kapoor who is also shooting for the reality show 'Khatron Ke Khiladi' has already started preparing for the role and taking Bhojpuri lessons. The film revolves around the love story of Madhav and Riya with linguistic issues as the backdrop. »

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Shraddha Kapoor roped in for Mohit Suris Half Girlfriend

2 January 2016 2:54 AM, PST | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

Just yesterday Shraddha Kapoor who is currently busy with her next venture Rock On 2, posted an image on twitter wishing her fans a magical new year. Well we hear that the actress will in fact be having a magical 2016 herself after being signed on to play the lead in Mohit Suri's film Half Girlfriend. Half Girlfriend which is based on Chetan Bhagat's coming-of-age novel is a love story of a Bihari boy and an upper society girl. Based on the backdrop of how English defines a class system, it also talks about Madhav who wants a relationship with the high society, urban and English speaking Riya, but the girl is not interested in commitment. Hence, she decides to be his half girlfriend. While an official announcement of the same is still awaited, Half Girlfriend is expected to go on floors this year and will be shot in varied »

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