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Akshay Kumar to star in Tigmanshu Dhulia - Nikhil Advanis next

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Striking a balance between meaningful cinema and light-hearted films, Akshay Kumar is known to experiment with varied genres. Amidst films like Housefull 3 and Rustom, Akshay is said to have been roped in for yet another film. Directed by Tigmanshu Dhulia, this yet to be titled film is said to be produced by Nikhil Advani's Emmay Entertainment. While Emmay's production Airlift had Akshay Kumar playing the protagonist, the action star has previously worked with Tigmanshu in films like Family: Ties of Blood and The Shaukeens, which were written by Dhulia. From what we hear, Tigmanshu and Akshay recently discussed several films and there is one concept that the actor really wanted to take forward. It has been learnt that the casting process and the details of the film going on floors are yet to be finalized. »


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Salman Khans dad Salim Khan watches Aishwaryas Sarbjit

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The ice between Salman Khan's family and the Bachchans is rapidly thawing. We recently had Aishwarya commenting positively on a public platform about Salman Khan being selected as India's brand ambassador to the Rio Olympics.

Further thawing in relations between the two families was witnessed on Monday when Salman Khan's father Salim Khan made the effort to see the new Aishwarya Rai Bachchan starrer Sarbjit at a private screening.

Says a source, "The makers were not very sure of how Salim Khan Saab would react to an invitation to watch Sarbjit. He is known to avoid watching her films. But when the Sarbjit producers asked Salim Saab he readily agreed to watch the film and liked the film."

The Khan family has an added reason to be interested in the story as Salman Khan had campaigned to free the real Sarabjit Singh from captivity in Pakistan.

Says director Omung Kumar, »


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Sidharth Malhotra and Alia Bhatt to star in Aashiqui 3

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In April, we had reported that after the successful Aashiqui 2 that featured Aditya Roy Kapur and Shraddha Kapoor, the makers of the film were keen on making a third instalment. Further we had also reported that Aashiqui 3 would in all likelihood feature, none other than Sidharth Malhotra and Alia Bhatt. Though the film's producer Mukesh Bhatt gave a rather diplomatic answer back in April when quizzed about Sidharth and Alia featuring in the film, Sidharth finally confirmed the same recently. Talking about the film Sidharth who will be seen playing a guitar in the film states that Alia and he will star in the film and that it is a great franchise to be a part of. Further talking about it Sidharth who has already commenced training to play the guitar says that currently his goal is to train and sing for the film. Alia and Sidharth who were »


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Arijit Singh apologises to Salman Khan on Facebook

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Arijit Singh, best remembered for his renditions of hit tracks from films like Aashiqui 2 and Dilwale seemed to be at a loss on Tuesday night. In fact Singh, who has recently recorded a track for the upcoming Salman Khan starrer Sultan, apparently rubbed the star the wrong way and was slighted for the same. However in an attempt to set the record straight Arijit posted a public apology on his facebook page (which he incidentally later deleted) urging Salman not to drop his song from Sultan.

Below is a copy of Arijit's apologetic post:

"Dear Mr Salman Khan

This is the last way I thought I would speak to you. I have been trying to text you call you and do everything possible to tell you that you are mistaken about the fact that I insulted you. I never did. That night in the show It was the wrong time and wrong aura. »


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Aishwarya Rai - Randeep Hooda cold war actress skips joint public events

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They play loving siblings on screen for Omung Kumar's Sarbjit, the real-life saga of Sarbjit Singh who was incarcerated in Pakistan for alleged espionage, and his sister Dalbir's 23-year long struggle to get him freed. In reality the two apparently couldn't see eye to eye on many issues. Relations between the two actors deteriorated to the degree that they were barely on talking terms during the shooting. Says a source from the unit, "Mrs Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Randeep Hooda didn't get along at all during the shooting. They hardly spoke with one another. She was reluctant to attend public events related to the film with Randeep. For the music concert of the film earlier this week Aishwarya M'aam refused to show up." The excuse for her absence from the musical promotion was jetlag after her Cannes visit. But the truth, says the source, is that she did not »


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Richa Chadda reveals about her eating disorder and her tryst with body shaming

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With the constant pressure on people, especially actors, to retain a peculiar body type, several celebrities have now come out in open and lashed out on body shamers. In fact, Richa Chadda recently in an uninhibited manner decided to talk about her experiences, her eating disorder as she advices teenagers and others to love their body the way it is.

Reminiscing about an incident that had happened when she was just about to enter Bollywood, Richa revealed about how one of her male colleagues asked the film director to pad her up owing to her skinny frame. Later, when the actress did put on a few kilos, she was later asked to reduce it for another role. Mentioning about how people judge the way one looks as an actor as well as the way their features are accentuated on screen, Richa though maintains that it is important for an actor look good on screen, »


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Karan Johar and his Bollywood friends ring in his birthday in London

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His birthdays are often the talk of the town considering the lavish way Karan Johar likes to splurge on the special occasion. The director-producer, however, decided to move away from his hometown this year and celebrate his birthday amidst the hustle-bustle of yet another city, London. However, he wasn't alone there and was accompanied by his mother Hiroo Johar along with a few friends from the Bollywood brigade who added the required glamour to the bash that was held last night. Karan Johar brought in his 44th birthday last night at a popular club in London and several Bollywood stars attended the occasion considering that some of them were already present in the city. The bash had KJo's best friend and superstar Shah Rukh Khan in attendance, putting all rumours to rest about the alleged fallout between them. King Khan was also accompanied by his wife Gauri. On the other hand, »


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Akshay Kumar talks about lack of insurance of stuntmen

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Known for his action packed films, Akshay Kumar has also done several stunts without the help of a body-double in films. Well acquainted with the problems stuntmen face on a daily basis, Akshay decided to root for them during one of the promotional events of his forthcoming film Housefull 3. Akshay Kumar revealed that he wants stuntmen to be provided with insurance. While he agrees to the fact that Bollywood as an industry has come a long way when it comes to taking care of technicians since doctors and ambulance are generally available on the sets of the film, he believes that these stuntmen who put their life in danger during high octane sequences should be provided with insurance too. As far as his next film is concerned, Housefull 3, the third installment of a popular comic caper also stars Riteish Deshmukh, Jacqueline Fernandez, Abhishek Bachchan, Nargis Fakhri and Lisa Haydon in lead roles, »


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Vidya Balan starrer Begum Jaan in trouble as technicians quit

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Soon after the soul stirring trailer of the Bengali film Rajkahini hit the tube, the Bhatt camp announced a Hindi remake of the same. Starring Vidya Balan, Begum Jaan was supposed to be based in Punjab unlike its original which was in West Bengal. However, now we hear that the film is in trouble as several departmental heads have walked out of the venture.

Speculations state the reason behind the same is financial crisis which have affected three major departments of filmmaking. Apparently, cinematographer Ravi Chandran, costume designer Payal Saluja and production designers Amit Ray and Subrata Chakraborthy have walked out of the film. We hear that trouble started brewing when there were several changes added to the location, starting from Punjab it was later shifted to Hyderabad, then Rajasthan and finally landed at Kolkata, West Bengal like its original. It is being said that the makers are now on »


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Hrithik Roshan to speak in different voices for Kaabil

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In his new film Kaabil, we hear Hrithik Roshan plays a blind man who impersonates various voices of the characters in the film. Says a source from the project, "Hrithik has to speak in the voices of various characters in the film including Ronit Roy and Sonu Sood. It's part of the script. He's now undergoing voice training for this purpose." I spoke to the film's sound designer, the very accomplished Resul Pookutty about Hrithik's vocal virtuosity in Kaabil. He explained, "Yes, Hrithik Roshan has to speak in voices of other characters in the film. We had the option of getting his voice dubbed by the actors whose voices Hrithik is supposed to speak in. But a far more credible option is to use Hrithik's own voice to sound like these characters. This is what we are trying to do." An actor speaking in the voices of other characters has never been done before. »


- Subhash K. Jha

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Rani Mukerji and baby Adira Chopra to do cameos in Befikre

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We all know that, these days, the extremely talented filmmaker Aditya Chopra is busy directing Ranveer Singh and Vaani Kapoor in his much talked about film Befikre. The last time, we had reported about fans meeting up and taking selfies with Ranveer Singh on the sets of the film. We had even reported about how Aditya Chopra's beautifully dutiful wife Rani Mukerji and his daughter Adira Chopra reported to Paris to be with Aditya Chopra. The latest buzz on Befikre is that, both, Rani Mukerji and baby Adira Chopra will be apparently seen in cameo appearances in the film. If the buzz is to be believed, then, in addition to the mother-daughter team, even Pamela Chopra will be seen doing a cameo in the film. Watch this space for developments. »


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Rishi Kapoor isnt upset with Congress supporters for naming a public toilet after him

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Earlier we had reported about the series of tweets Rishi Kapoor had posted over the several infrastructural constructions being named after Nehru and the Gandhi family. The tweets further stirred a controversy as Congress supporters came out in defence and lashed out on the celebrity. Their way of retaliation also included a recent naming ceremony of Sulab Shochalay (public toilet) in Allahabad which has now been named after Rishi Kapoor. Unaffected by the same, Rishi Kapoor is, in fact thrilled about it. Rishi Kapoor reacted to the same and stated that he takes pride in the fact that his name is used for a public toilet which is a part of our honourable Prime Minister's most important project. He also mentioned that while he now feels useful to someone, there are some people (directing it towards Congress supporters) who aren't really useful to anyone. He further also revealed that the »


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Lisa Haydon draws flak over Feminism statements

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Just recently Lisa Haydon expressed her views on feminism during an interview with a leading daily. Lisa said that she didn't like the word feminist since she does not think women trying to be men is feminism. Further the actress had added that she also did not believe in being outspoken for the sake of it, or just to prove a point, as feminism is just an overused term and people make too much noise about it for no reason. However the actress didn't stop there, in fact she went on to talk about what being a woman is and what she intends on doing stating that women have been given bodies to produce children, and the spirit and tenderness to take care of people around. While it's fine to be an outspoken and working woman, she doesn't want to be a man but instead looks forward to making dinner »


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Amitabh Bachchan to sing a heart touching song for Te3N

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Being one of the few actors, whose voice has become a trendsetter of sorts, it isn't new to have Amitabh Bachchan lend his voice for the songs of his own films. In fact, the megastar has done the same even for films which doesn't star him. And now the upcoming thriller Te3N will once again have Amitabh crooning for it.

Amitabh Bachchan will be singing a heart touching number titled 'Kyun Re', composed by Clinton Cerejo and penned by Amitabh Bhattacharya. We also hear that the said track is very pivotal to the plot. The superstar plays the role of a helpless grandfather John Biswas who is on a hunt to find the man who kidnaps his granddaughter.

Besides him, Te3N also stars Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Vidya Balan and is directed by Ribhu Dasgupta. Produced by Sujoy Ghosh, the film is slated to release on June 10. »


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Sonakshi Sinha to endorse Asus mobile phones

23 May 2016 1:29 PM, PDT

After doing an array of films and brand endorsements, the gorgeous Sonakshi Sinha is definitely one lady who has the whole world at her feet. With most of her films turning to be a goldmine at the box-office, Sonakshi Sinha is, without any doubt, being hailed as the lady with the 'Midas Touch'. As per Bollywood Hungama's reliable sources, Sonakshi Sinha is now all set to be the brand ambassador of Asus mobile phones. The official announcement of the same is being awaited. »


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Daniel Crag to be a part of Bollywood vs Politicians football match

23 May 2016 10:26 AM, PDT

Earlier we had reported about a friendly football match which will bring together Bollywood and Politics to raise funds for charity. Now adding more star value to it will be the James Bond star, Daniel Craig.

Daniel Craig joined as the ambassador for Angelo A Toriello's Humanicy campaign that aims at providing free medical facilities and treatment free of cost for the underprivileged. One of the initiatives of Angelo, who is the ambassador to the Permanent Mission of Sao Tome and Principle to the United Nations, also includes this football match. Considering Daniel's contribution to social causes, it is believed that the actor likely will be visiting India soon upon ambassador's invitation for the football match in process of being organized by Toriello Humanicy's organization, coordinated by his Mumbai team, Kimberly Trinidade and Suneet Singh.

On the other hand, the All Stars Football Club team (the Bollywood team) includes names »


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Rakesh Roshan in legal trouble for plagiarism over Krrish 3

23 May 2016 9:59 AM, PDT

While Krrish 3 went on to do record breaking business at the box office, the film seems to have been caught up in a legal controversy, almost three years after its release. Krrish 3 that released in November 2013, has found itself in the midst of a plagiarism controversy. The said complaint has been filed by a certain author named Roop Narayan Shankar. The Dehradun based Roop claims that the plotline of Krrish 3 is stolen from his 2010 book 'Suardan' and hence has filed a complaint against the director-producer under the Copyright act. Claiming that Rakesh Roshan hasn't undergone the procedure of asking permission before using it in his film, the writer also added that his novel 'Suardan' had characters where the man and animal are infused together to become a character, that he likes to call 'Manwar' (Man+Janwar). Several characters from Krrish 3 too were a combination of animal »


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Sonali Bendre takes a lecture on parenting at a summit in Delhi

23 May 2016 9:53 AM, PDT

Sonali Bendre takes a lecture on parenting at a summit in Delhi While her book on parenting has gained acceptance, Sonali Bendre too has been gaining popularity as an author. The former actress has previously taken several guest lectures in India and abroad on her novel takes on parenting and she once again was invited at the Women Economic Forum for the same.

We hear that Sonali Bendre, who also supports women empowerment, spoke about the concept of modern day working women and parenting at this annual summit. She further also apparently stressed on the need of an educated woman who can help support the family since double income is a requirement for survival in current times. It is also being said that the former actress also spoke about her own experiences of motherhood as well as about her book - 'The Modern Gurukul'.

The annual summit was held in »


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Ram Gopal Varma to hold a special screening of Veerappan for cops

23 May 2016 9:53 AM, PDT

We all know that the maverick filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma is now all set to release Veerappan, which happens to be is the Hindi version of his Kannada film Killing Veerappan. While making the film, Ram Gopal Varma did extensive research on the dreaded Veerappan, who operated from Bandipur forest.

The cops who were instrumental in Veerappan's encounter, apparently helped Ram Gopal Varma with some of the information. That's why Ram Gopal Varma has now decided to show them the movie first, prior to its release in theatres.

Veerappan stars Sandeep Bhardwaj in the title role, along with Usha Jadhav, Lisa Ray and Sachiin Joshi (who also happens to be the film's producer). The film is slated to release on May 27. »


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Kamal Haasans film unit stranded due to visa trouble

23 May 2016 8:38 AM, PDT

Kamal Haasan's new comedy Shabash Naidu which brings father Haasan with daughter Shruti Haasan together for the first time is in visa trouble. The unit was all set to leave for the Us to shoot for the Telugu-Tamil-Hindi comedy. But visas were denied to the unit. When contacted Kamal Haasan says, "We can't blame them for being extra-cautious considering the times we're going through. God knows, America has enough problems to deal with." Kamal says the problem has now been sorted. "There were 40 of us and some names on the passports raised problems." Kamal's own Islamic-sounding name has often caused a minor stir at immigration counters. Laughs the actor, "It's all sorted now. And we leave two weeks behind schedule." »


- Subhash K. Jha

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