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It’s a wrap for Shoojit Sircar’s October starring Varun Dhawan and newbie Banita Sandhu

The shoot of Shoojit Sircar’s October has wrapped! A slice of life love story directed by Shoojit and written by Juhi Chaturvedi, October stars Varun Dhawan and newbie Banita Sandhu in the lead. The film is produced by Shoojit’s partner at Rising Sun Films- Ronnie Lahiri.

The film has been shot in Delhi and in Himachal Pradesh. The unit completed the shoot yesterday in Manali, within 38 days much ahead of its schedule!

Soon after the wrap, Varun posted a picture of the entire crew on twitter with the message – ” #October wraps in November. Will release in April and will stay with you forever.”

A visibly happy Shoojit said, “We are very relieved that we have finished the shoot before time. Since our last schedule was in Manali – the weather would have gotten really cold if there were any delays, but thanks to our fabulous cast and crew we
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Shoojit Sircar’s October starring Varun Dhawan to release on 13th April, 2018

Shoojit Sircar’s much anticipated film October, a Rising Sun Films’ production will now release on 13th April, 2018.

The film, a slice of life love story written by Juhi Chaturvedi and directed by Shoojit Sircar will star Varun Dhawan in the lead. The film is currently on floors.

Varun took to Twitter to make this announcement today, “As October comes to an end it arrives earlier next year. #October releases on 13th April now. @ShoojitSircar @ronnielahiri @BanitaSandhu”

With a repertoire of films like Yahaan, Vicky Donor, Madras Cafe, Piku and Pink that have explored different genres and have won accolades including National Awards, Rising Sun Films’ new venture, October, will be a story about love. “It is a genre that I have always wanted to delve in. While love and romance have been entwined with Indian cinema, there is abundance in that emotion that everyone can have their own interpretations of.
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Shoojit Sircar introduces newcomer Banita Sandhu to star opposite Varun Dhawan in October

Ever since the announcement of Shoojit Sircar’s next directorial outing, October starring Varun Dhawan was made, everyone has been guessing who the female lead would be. While many names were rumoured to be a part of the venture, Sircar put the speculations to rest by declaring his new find – Banita Sandhu.

Shoojit is known to have a keen eye for spotting talent and launching them in his films. From Minissha Lamba (Yahaan) to Yami Gautam and Ayushmann Khuranna (Vicky Donor), he has played a mentor to many talented actors.

Banita is from Wales and has done some advertising assignments including the very popular Wrigley’s Doublemint (Ek Ajnabee Haseena Se) Television commercial directed by Shoojit last year.

“When it comes to the genre of romance, it is always beautiful to see a fresh pairing. Something about seeing their chemistry blossom through the reels of the film, makes you feel
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Shoojit Sircar’s October starring Varun Dhawan to release on 1st June, 2018

We have just learned that Shoojit Sircar’s slice of life love story October starring Varun Dhawan, which will go on floors this September, has a release date on 1st June, 2018.

October, will be a story about love. “It is a genre that I have always wanted to delve in. While love and romance have been entwined with Indian cinema, there is abundance in that emotion that everyone can have their own interpretations of. Juhi and I have always tried to create stories from the reflections of real life moments that we see around us. October is another effort to explore those moments out of simple situations of life,” shared Shoojit.

In an earlier interview Sircar shared, “It’s inspired by many real-life incidents but the basic idea came from a small newspaper clipping that I had read. If you see, all my films’ ideas are like that.”

Varun has
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Varun Dhawan To Star in Shoojit Sircar Directed Love Story Titled October

One is a master story-teller who has enthralled us with his simple yet powerful stories, the other has proved and impressed with his acting talent in a list of amazing performances. We are talking about director Shoojit Sircar and actor Varun Dhawan, who will be working together in a new film. Titled October, the film is a slice of life love story, which will go on floors this September.

Shoojit Sircar will be once again collaborating with Juhi Chaturvedi for October. The two previously worked on the fabulous films Vicky Donor and Piku. “Our stories come from day today intricacies & complexities of life…the effort is always to find insightful and charming nuances in what seems the obvious. With Shoojit’s innate ability to steer the story in a way that creates poignant and compelling moments out of simple situations of life, I am hoping this time too we create
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Taapsee Pannu talks arranged marriages and Running Shaadi

Director Amit Roy’s latest film, Running Shaadi, addresses a light-hearted approach on the subject of arranged marriages.

It tells the story of Ram Bharose (Amit Sadh) and his friend Sarabjeet Sidhaana aka Cyberjeet (Arsh Bajwa), who set up a website to help love struck couples in the city of Amritsar defy their families’ marriage orders and elope together.

Taapsee Pannu, who plays Nimmi, the female lead, says the reason the role appealed to her was because the character is almost similar to her.

Taapsee Pannu said, “I think for Amit Roy, he wanted me to play the role because the character is almost me on screen. The character is so like me, it was almost like I wasn’t even acting.”

She says that although she didn’t have to step too far outside her comfort zone to play Nimmi, she learnt a lot from the experience. “The characters
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#IamPink stories take the internet by storm!

The upcoming Bollywood movie Pink has been in the news for various reasons, be it the gripping trailer that took the internet by storm or Amitabh Bachchan’s hard hitting dialogue delivery or the glimpses of the stellar performances by the rest of the cast.

A brilliant initiative taken by the makers of the movie to urge one and all to share their stories of fighting against injustice with the hashtag #IamPink. Adding another feather to its cap is the #iamPink story sharing initiative being well received on social media.

The starcast of Pink Angad Bedi and Taapsee Pannu came together to encourage everyone to share their stories. People poured in from all corners to share their version of #IamPink. Soon it started trending on Twitter with stories being shared by television stars like Kamya Punjabi, Helly Shah, Dipika Kakar, Ayaz Ahmen and several others.

#IamPink is all about sharing one’s struggle in society,
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Kaari Kaari lyrics leave audiences stunned and wondering

After the release of the new song ‘Kaari Kaari’ audiences have been left wonderstruck! The soulful number which is a call for liberation from societal norms and obstacles has been appreciated by all, especially the youth.

Rashmi Sharma Films Presents Shoojit Sircar’s Pink, a Rising Sun Films production. Directed by Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury and produced by Rashmi Sharma and Ronnie Lahiri, Pink releases on September 16th 2016 and stars Amitabh Bachchan along with Taapsee Pannu, Kirti Kulhari, Andrea Tariang and Angad Bedi.

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10 National Award winners come together for ‘Pink’

Shoojit Sircar’s Pink has overwhelmingly evoked stirring conversations and debates across the country with its shocking trailer, which launched recently.

Amitabh Bachchan’s explosively provocative dialogues, Taapsee Pannu’s never-seen-before avatar along with her friends submerged in mysterious circumstances and various thrill elements has the audiences keenly looking forward to its September 16th release.

Shoojit’s Pink is a creative collaboration of some of the most talented artistes in India, with a staggering 10 National Award winners as part of its core team!

Standing L to R: Dipankar Jojo, Nihar Ranjan Samal, Shoojit Sircar, Bishwadeep Chatterjee, Sinoy Joseph,

Sitting L to R: Avik Mukhopadhayay, Shantanu Moitra, Amitabh Bachchan, Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury, Ronnie Lahiri

Amitabh Bachchan commands the team with 4 National Awards to his credit (Piku, Paa, Black and Agneepath), along with Shoojit Sircar winning the National Award for Vicky Donor, Producer Ronnie Lahiri winning for Vicky Donor as well and
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When Amitabh Bachchan took selfies with students

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan and his team Pink comprising of Kirti Kulhari, Andrea Tariang, Angad Bedi, Shoojit Sircar and Producer Ronnie Lahiri visited one of the top college festivals of Mumbai and launched their song Jeenay De Mujhe live!

A pumped up Mr Bachchan interacted with the screaming student fans and even took selfies with the crowds!!

Shoojit Sircar, Ronnie Lahiri, Kirti Kulhari, Andrea Tariang, Angad Bedi and Mr Bachchan launched the youth anthem and first song from Pink “Jeenay De Mujhe” amongst thousands of passionate college students and jammed live with them as well!! The megastar and his team took selfies with the thrilled crowd as well who were roaring thunderously their support.

Pink releases on 16th September 2016.

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‘Pink’ Trailer strikes a chord!

The trailer of Shoojit Sircar’s upcoming social thriller Pink was released yesterday amidst a lot of fanfare and has already crossed 2 million views in less than 24 hours on Youtube! The gripping trailer has managed to intrigue the youth and everyone is loving it. The youth have connected with the trailer as it highlights a pressing social issue of the current times.

Going by the buzz on social media and the appreciation the trailer has received it seems to be the beginning of a success story for Pink. Not only the young Indians but the trailer has also been well received abroad and a lot of celebrities have sent in their congratulatory messages and praises to the makers.

Arjun Kapoor:

Powerful, relevant and yet so new for our country to have a hard hitting courtroom drama. @ShoojitSircar @SrBachchan https://t.co/DH68r5ocpb

Arjun Kapoor (@arjunk26) August 9, 2016

Aditi Rao Hydari:

Fabuuuuulousssss!
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Amitabh Bachchan starrer Pink motion logo & trailer revealed!

The internet has been abuzz with one question for the past few days, what is Pink? Finally we have some solace as the makers of the movie Pink starring Amitabh Bachchan, Taapsee Pannu, Kirti Kulhari, Andrea Tariang and Angad Bedi have revealed the motion poster and trailer of the film.

What sparked this fan frenzy on social media was a twitter conversation between Mr Bachchan and producer of Pink, Shoojit Sircar, on social media about what is Pink? Fans poured in from all around asking them to reveal what Pink stands for, and giving their own interpretation of the word.

Now we have a reply from Mr. Bachchan who unveiled the motion logo of the movie.

A hard-hitting logo, that seemingly portrays a pair of hands behind bars vividly painted in the colour Pink surely has got us more curious!

What is Pink?

This topic has been on everyone’s
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Amitabh Bachchan fights for Taapsee Pannu in Pink

Amitabh Bachchan fights for Taapsee Pannu in Pink
Shoojit Sircar's upcoming social thriller recently received its title as Pink - a colour often associated with women. And resembling the same will be three strong female protagonists in the film, namely, the characters played by Taapsee Pannu, Kirti Kulhari and Andrea Tariang.

While the story of the film has been kept under wraps, we had earlier received a glimpse of Amitabh Bachchan's look as a lawyer. But there is more to the plot of this Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury's directorial! Apparently, Big B, a lawyer by profession in the film, is also portrayed as the protective neighbor of three flat-mates (Taapsee, Kirti and Andrea). On the other hand, Taapsee's character is in love with a man played by Angad Bedi, who along with his friends, molest her and flat-mates on one drunken night. Not ending at that, the film gets its twist when this act leads
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Shoojit Sircar locks the title of his next film venture as Pink to release on Sept 16th, 2016

After immense media speculation on the title of his next, Shoojit Sircar has finally locked and announced the name of his next as ‘Pink’.

Rashmi Sharma Films Presents Shoojit Sircar’s “Pink” a Rising Sun Films production directed by Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury. Produced by Rashmi Sharma and Ronnie Lahiri, the interestingly titled film has been locked for release on September 16th 2016 and stars Mr. Bachchan along with Taapsee Pannu, Kirti Kulhari and Andrea Tariang.

The team is currently shooting in Delhi.

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Shoojit Sircar locks the title of his next film venture as Pink to release on Sept 16th 2016

Shoojit Sircar locks the title of his next film venture as Pink to release on Sept 16th 2016
After immense media speculation on the title of his next, Shoojit Sircar has finally locked and announced the name of his next as Pink. Presented by Rashmi Sharma Films, Shoojit Sircar's Pink is a Rising Sun Films production directed by Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury. Produced by Rashmi Sharma and Ronnie Lahiri, the interestingly titled film has been locked for release on September 16th 2016 and stars Mr. Bachchan along with Taapsee Pannu, Kirti Kulhari and Andrea Tariang. The team is currently shooting in Delhi.
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Amitabh Bachchan to kickstart shoot for Shoojit Sircars next

Amitabh Bachchan to kickstart shoot for Shoojit Sircars next
After Piku, we earlier reported that Amitabh Bachchan will be joining hands with the filmmaker Shoojit Sircar for his next. Now, the megastar is all set to kickstart the shoot for the same and took to his blog to talk about it. Amitabh Bachchan posted about his next on the blog saying, "So Shoojit produced film starts .. in Delhi .. by tomorrow .. and as is wont the anxiety has begun .. always without fail it arrives in throngs of apprehension .." The said film is a social thriller directed by Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury and produced by Shoojit Sircar with his partner Ronnie Lahiri under the banner Rising Sun Films.
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Shoojit Sircars Rising Sun Films turns producer with Amitabh Bachchans next

Shoojit Sircars Rising Sun Films turns producer with Amitabh Bachchans next
After having enthralled the audiences with the extremely likeable Piku, filmmaker Shoojit Sircar and his partner Ronnie Lahiri, under the banner of Rising Sun Films, are now collaborating with Amitabh Bachchan for a social thriller. The said film will be directed by National award winner Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury.

Speaking about the project, Amitabh Bachchan said, "Working with Shoojit & his team is always a pleasure. When I heard this story, I was drawn to it immediately. It's got a social message subtly weaved in an engaging story. Being a part of such important stories satisfies me."

On the other hand, Shoojit Sircar said, "Aniruddh's story was so compelling that I wanted to make this film immediately. We also wanted to make it in Hindi. Like me, given a chance he would make all his films with Mr. Bachchan! Naturally he took the script to him and is both honored & exhilarated that he has agreed!
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Yrf Makes A Mark At The Indian Film Festival In Russia

Yash Raj Films’ production Dum Laga Ke Haisha and Yash Raj Films’ distributed film Piku won accolades and received immense praise at the recently concluded Indian Film Festival in Russia (Iffr). The festival saw Dum Laga Ke Haisha’s lead actor Ayushmann Khurrana, with industry personalities Ronnie Lahiri and Sheel Kumar in attendance along with Sarfaraz Alam – President of Iffr and Festival Director and Ashish Sharma- Director Indian Council For Cultural Relations, Indian Embassy.

Dum Laga Ke Haisha earned the ‘Best Actor award – Ayushmann Khurrana’ and Piku was awarded the ‘Best Film – Ronnie Lahiri’ & ‘Best Director – Shoojit Sircar’ titles at the festival which took place at Formula Kino Horizont and witnessed a strong audience of 2,000 plus, interestingly comprised of largely native Russians along with a very small Indian diaspora.

And that’s not all! The Russian viewers just couldn’t get enough of the Indian enterinatainment. Even the superstars of Russia,
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Find out what made Senior Bachchan excited like a child

Amitabh Bachchan is quite a child at heart! For his film ‘Piku’, Senior Bachchan was required to ride a cycle. While many actors his age might not even entertain the idea, Big B was absolutely excited at the prospect. In fact, he even conducted a thorough research on Kolkata and chalked down a list of areas he would like to cycle in.

Watch what director Shoojit Sircar has to say about Ab’s enthusiasm:

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Piku’ is a family comedy drama that revolves around a quirky father-daughter relationship essayed by Amitabh Bachchan and Deepika Padukone with Irrfan Khan top lining the cast, in a pivotal author backed role. ‘Piku’ also marks coming together of Shoojit Sircar, Ronnie Lahiri and Juhi Chaturvedi, the team behind Vicky Donor. Produced by Msm Motion Pictures (a division of Sony Entertainment Network), in association with Saraswati Entertainment Creations Limited and Rising Sun Films,
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Amitabh Bachchan speaks about Piku’s Success

Shoojit Sircar’s ‘Piku’ has been a phenomenal success worldwide. While many may argue that it is the brilliant story and ace performances that have ensured success to the film, Mr. Bachchan feels otherwise. In this video he credits all the success to fans.

Watch the video of part 1 of #BabaSpeaks:

We know you were waiting for your questions to be answered by Amitabh Bachchan aka Baba…Here’s part 1 of the Exclusive video as he answers some of them after the success of Piku.

Posted by Piku on Saturday, May 30, 2015

Piku’ is a family comedy drama that revolves around a quirky father-daughter relationship essayed by Amitabh Bachchan and Deepika Padukone with Irrfan Khan top lining the cast, in a pivotal author backed role. ‘Piku’ also marks coming together of Shoojit Sircar, Ronnie Lahiri and Juhi Chaturvedi, the team behind Vicky Donor. Produced by Msm Motion Pictures (a division of
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