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Bang Bang scores huge set to arrive on 5100 screens worldwide

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Bang Bang has managed to score a huge victory even as the first show of the film is less than 20 hours away. In an ongoing battle of screens, the Hrithik Roshan-Katrina Kaif starrer is stepping into the arena on a high, what with Fox confirming its release on over 5100 screens. While 4300 screens would be in India, 852 screens are at overseas. This is the first ever instance of a Bollywood film releasing in over 5000 screens worldwide, hence making it the biggest ever. Meanwhile reports suggest that Haider, which is looking at a rather niche and selective outing for itself, would be arriving on around 1100 screens. All in all, film lovers can brace up for not just the highest ever Day One in Bollywood but also the biggest ever 5 day collections. »


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Paresh Rawal to co-produce Omg Oh My God sequel with Akshay Kumar

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Legendary actor and Member of Parliament Paresh Rawal in an interview to Bollywood Hungama disclosed that the script for the sequel of his path breaking film Omg! Oh My God has been locked. He disclosed that the film will be co-produced by him and Akshay Kumar. Umesh Shukla will direct the film. Rawal is of the opinion that the huge success of Omg is a testimony to the fact that people at large don't support blind faith of any kind.

Paresh Rawal also disclosed that he shall be playing the lead in the biopic of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The biopic has been approved by Mr. Modi himself and the film will roll in February 2015. Mr. Rawal says that the journey of Mr. Modi is phenomenal and by becoming the Prime Minister he has just reached the interval of his career. The phenomenal work that he shall achieve in »


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Omung Kumar to direct a musical and a film on World War I

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After the success of yet another sports biopic in the form of Mary Kom (last year it was Bhaag Milkha Bhaag), Omung Kumar, who debuted as a director is all set for his upcoming projects. Omung is said to have two projects in mind: a musical accompanied by a beautiful plotline and a drama based on World War I. The recently released Priyanka Chopra starrer Mary Kom earned a lot of appreciation from the critics and audience alike. However, Omung Kumar has decided to deviate from the genre and experiment with other subjects too with his next films. Though the director has not elaborated on the films he will be doing in the future, he surely has asserted that a film on World War I is on his mind because no one has ever attempted a period drama of that era and he believes that there are many stories that »


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Ranbir Kapoor undergoes tonsil surgery

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Ranbir Kapoor who had a fantastic birthday this year since his alleged girlfriend Katrina Kaif threw a bash for him, underwent a surgery, the day after the celebration. Ranbir Kapoor apparently was getting treated for his adenoid tonsil in a well known hospital in Mumbai this week. Veteran actor and Ranbir's father Rishi Kapoor confirmed about the surgery and stated that there is nothing to worry since it is not a major operation. He further added that his adenoid surgery is a routine and since Ranbir (Kapoor) was on a break of five days, he decided to go for the operation. Rishi Kapoor also mentioned that his son is currently on the way of recovery and will be discharged on October 1, that is, today. Ranbir Kapoor currently has many projects in hand but the actor will not have any releases in 2014. Ranbir's next film Bombay Velvet which was to release »


- Bollywood Hungama News Network

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Nawazuddin Siddiqui to play undercover agent in Farzi

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After the Saif Ali Khan - Ileana D'Cruz starrer Happy Ending, Raj Nidimoru and Krishna D.K will now shift their attention towards the con thriller Farzi which has Shahid Kapoor in the lead. Now we hear that the film will also have Nawazuddin Siddiqui playing a prominent role. The actor, who played the role of a hard headed cop in the Vidya Balan starrer Kahaani, will now play a character which is something in the lines of an undercover agent in Farzi. Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who started off with minuscule yet impactful roles in films like Talaash, shot to fame with Gangs of Wasseypur II and he was recently seen chasing Salman Khan in the Sajid Nadiadwala directorial debut Kick. We hear that Farzi will see Shahid Kapoor playing an intelligent con artist who conspires a huge financial theft and the government in a bid to find him, hire the »


- Bollywood Hungama News Network

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Imtiaz Ali and estranged wife Preety to produce a love story

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Imtiaz Ali, who redefined romance in Bollywood, had announced his divorce with wife Preety last year, after being married to her for more than decade. Though speculations were on the rise that a certain Pakistani actress Iman Ali was responsible for this, Imtiaz never went on record to talk about his personal life. And now, ironically, the estranged couple is coming together for a film which will be a love story. Based on the lines of the epic romance of Laila and Majnu, we hear that Imtiaz Ali will be seen actively participating in the process of the making of the film. Though Preety remained tightlipped about the details of the cast and crew, she maintained that Imtiaz indeed will be involved with the film and will be the creative director of the same. It is also being said, Imtiaz's brother Sajid Ali will be directing the same. Talking about the love story, »


- Bollywood Hungama News Network

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Rana Daggubati to endorse Snapdeal

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Rana Daggubati, who, after winning the hearts of millions alike in the south film industry, made his entry in Bollywood with films like Dum Maaro Dum and Department. What one sees is that, he has been missing from Bollywood scene of late. But insiders say that this man is now getting ready to be back with a bang with a big budget Hindi film very soon!

According to Bollywood Hungama's reliable sources, Rana Daggubati is now all set to endorse the online shopping major Snapdeal.

The official announcement of the same is awaited. »


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Yes Kajol is not doing my film but I am - Ram Madhvani

30 September 2014 7:51 AM, PDT

There have been reports of Kajol backing out of the Hindi big-screen remake of the Danish television show 'Penoza'. There have also been reports of the director Ram Madhvani opting out while Kajol stays on. However, Ram Madhvani has put all the rumours to rest and spoke out about the confusion saying, "I am still doing the film. But not with Kajol in the lead." Apparently, the fee that Kajol wanted was not affordable for the project. Says Ram, "There were some financial issues with the producers." Ram is now looking at other options. Apparently, Madhuri Dixit is a solid option as a replacement to Kajol. Ram isn't willing to commit himself at the moment. "Other actresses are in the loop. So we are proceeding... I am very fond of Kajol and respect her too much. Would love to collaborate with at some point with her." Adds Deepak Dhar of Endemol, »


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Salman Khan offers role to wrestler Varinder Singh Ghuman in Gama Pehlwan biopic

30 September 2014 7:26 AM, PDT

Earlier we had reported that Salman Khan will be producing the Gama Pehlwan biopic and now, we get to hear that the superstar has apparently offered a prominent role to popular wrestler Varinder Singh Ghuman in the film. With many sports biopics from Bhaag Milkha Bhaag to Mary Kom tasting success commercially, we hear that this time around, Salman Khan has decided to encourage wrestling through his film. Varinder Singh Ghuman is the only Indian vegetarian wrestler and will be making a foray into Bollywood with Kamal Sadanand's upcoming film Roar - Tigers of the Sunderbans. Elaborating about his meeting with superstar Salman Khan, Varinder Singh Ghuman revealed that Salman Khan spotted him while he was rehearsing for an action sequence with Allan Amin for his upcoming film Roar - Tigers of the Sunderbans and decided to talk to him about his upcoming film. In fact, Varinder further added that »


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Shashi Kapoor discharged from hospital

30 September 2014 4:58 AM, PDT

The veteran actor Shashi Kapoor, who was recently hospitalized after he had complained of chest infection, has now been discharged from the hospital. Speaking about his condition, Dr. Ram Narain (Executive Director - Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital) said that Shashiji had recovered completely from his ailment and that he will now be resting at home. Readers may recall that, the three times National award winner Shashi Kapoor had even undergone a bypass surgery in the past. »


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Unglis trailer to be attached with Bang Bang

29 September 2014 10:01 AM, PDT

Karan Johar's next production Ungli and Hrithik Roshan's film Bang Bang will be having a unique association this week. While Hrithik Roshan starrer Bang Bang is all set to hit the silver screen this week, the film will be accompanied by the trailer of Karan Johar's next production Ungli. The Dharma Productions' film which will see Karan Johar coming together for the first time with Emraan Hashmi and Kangna Ranaut is finally slated to release next month. Ungli, which initially was slated for an early 2014 release, got postponed. Rumors say that Karan Johar took this decision in order to make way for Sajid Nadiadwala's film Heropanti which was also the launching vehicle of Tiger Shroff. However, director Rensil D'Silva had a different story to tell. He maintained that the release was postponed because he and Karan had decided to shoot two more songs for the film. »


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Teaser of Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2 to be attached to Action Jackson

29 September 2014 9:27 AM, PDT

Earlier we had reported that director Lvu Ranjan was all set on starting the sequel to his last hit Pyaar Ka Punchnama. Now we hear that the film that was initially slated to roll in the next two months will start a bit earlier, since the makers of the film will be attaching a teaser of the same to the upcoming Prabhu Dheva film Action Jackson. Confirming the same Luv Ranjan says, "Yes we will be releasing a sort of teaser of the film with Action Jackson, and will also start shooting for the film." As for the story, though the sequel will be different from the first, it will retain the spirit and essence that worked well. As for the cast of Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2, it will comprise of the actors from the first part as well as newcomers. »


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Ayushmann Khurrana to start a music band with friends

29 September 2014 5:51 AM, PDT

It often happens that many singers from Sonu Nigam to the recent Mika Singh try their luck at acting once they have established themselves in Bollywood as singers. However, Ayushmann Khurrana who made his debut as a singer and an actor with the same film (Vicky Donor), not only bagged accolades for acting but also singing. The actor who is currently shooting for films does not want to lose out on his music roots and has decided to form a band with his friends. Ayushmann Khurrana has sung Bollywood songs for his films including 'Paani Da Rang' and 'Sadi Galli' (Nautanki Saala). However, this time around, the actor is seriously thinking of yet another step in the world of music but maintained that it will take him some time to form the music band. Ayushmann has always been very open about his love for music and has been a performer since college days. »


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Mickey Virus director Saurabh Varma signs two films

29 September 2014 5:47 AM, PDT

Mickey Virus, a quirky take on cyber-crime which was the launching vehicle of comedian and host Manish Paul, turned out to be an average hit on the box office. Now the director Saurabh Varma, who too debuted with Mickey Virus, has signed two more films with the upcoming production house Krian Media. His next film titled Meet The Patels will once again be a comedy. Though the cast is yet to be finalized, the film is said to be a story about two roommates Tom Patel and Jerry Patel who are ready to go to any extent to save their love except grow up. On the other hand, the second film that Saurabh Varma has signed is a suspense thriller with elements of action titled Faster. Though the two films signed by Saurabh Varma differ in their genre, we hear that they will target the urban youth as well as family audiences. »


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Madhur Bhandarkar to be awarded at 2014 Syracuse International Film Festival

29 September 2014 5:46 AM, PDT

Madhur Bhandarkar will soon be adding yet another feather to his cap, with Hollywood actor Tom Bower felicitating him with Sophia Special Achievement award at 2014 Syracuse International Film Festival.The film festival that will kick start from 5th to 12th October in New York this year will also screen two of Madhur's films Fashion and Heroine. After winning 4 National Awards for his films Chandani Bar, Page 3, Fashion and Traffic Signal along with numerous other national and international acclaims, this surely comes as good news for the filmmaker who is now busy with his two films Calendar Girls, based on lives of calendar girls, and Madamji that will star Priyanka Chopra in lead. »


- Bollywood Hungama News Network

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Shruti Haasan to endorse Shoppers Stop

29 September 2014 5:00 AM, PDT

Besides being the darling daughter of the eternal superstar Kamal Haasan, Shruti Haasan has carved a niche for herself in Bollywood as well as the southern film industry in a short span of time. Life is extremely busy for this Pyt with her hands full of film assignments like Welcome Back, Gabbar, Yaara, Rocky Handsome etc. Besides films, she is equally busy with brand endorsements as well. According to Bollywood Hungama's reliable sources, the very beautiful Shruti Haasan has now been signed up as the brand ambassador of Shoppers Stop. If that wasn't enough, reports state that she's also been signed as the brand ambassador for a leading German shoe brand considering her youth appeal. The official announcement of the same is awaited. »


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Maanayata Dutt signs 3 scriptwriters for Sanjay Dutt Productions

29 September 2014 4:22 AM, PDT

Maanayata Dutt has signed on board three acclaimed film writers namely Bhavani Iyer, Shagufta Rafique and the duo of Rishi & Vipul to script three diverse genre films for actor Sanjay Dutt's production house. Former journalist and acclaimed screenwriter Bhavani Iyer is known for intense, reflective concepts, having written Black, Lootera, Guzaarish as well as the popular Indian adapted version of the hit TV series '24' 1st season and now currently writing the 2nd season for the show. She will be penning a hard hitting story based on real life events. Shagufta Rafique gained initial success when she joined Mahesh Bhatt's production company, Vishesh Films, where she wrote her next eleven films, with her latest blockbuster being Aashiqui 2, (previously having written Murder 2, Jism 2, Awaarapan amongst others). She will be scripting an intense action based love story for Maanayata Dutt. Rounding off the trinity of writers »


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Yash Raj Films sends notice to Falguni Pathak Radio Club and others for violation of copyright

29 September 2014 4:18 AM, PDT

The nine day festival of Navratri has begun. And while most people are engrossed in the throes of celebrating the nine nights of dance, we hear that the mega production house Yash Raj Film has sent out legal notices to Falguni Pathak, Radio Club and other organizers for violation of copyrights. This comes after most of the Navratri mandals have been playing songs for which they have not acquired the required license from Yash Raj Films, Shemaroo, Utv and Zee Music for playing their music. Apparently, the vigilance department of Novex Communications, who provide licenses to the mandals, found that a number of mandals despite the lack of a license were playing popular tracks like 'Tune Maari Entriyaan' from Yrf's Gunday. Following this Novex Communications have sent them notices to make the payment or a legal case will be registered against them. Though currently the notices sent to Kora Kendra Group, »


- Bollywood Hungama News Network

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