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Kajol joins Twitter in a bid to support social cause

17 September 2014 5:49 AM, PDT

After ruling Bollywood for almost a decade, Kajol decided to take break from films owing to motherhood. And now the actress is all set to make her comeback on the big screen with her husband Ajay Devgn's upcoming production. Despite being busy with her future ventures and family commitments, the actress never skips being a part of social causes. And now, working towards yet another social cause for the Un, Kajol has decided to join the micro blogging site Twitter. Her family which includes her husband Ajay Devgn and her sister Tanisha have been a part of the Twitter family for long. However, caught amidst her personal commitments, Kajol stayed away from social networking platforms until recently. In fact, as soon as Kajol joined Twitter she did not forget to mention the fact that this was strictly for a social cause. Her tweets read, "Hi guys!!! Joining Twitter for a few weeks, »

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Arshad Warsi to play gangster in Manish Vatsalyas Babloo

17 September 2014 5:18 AM, PDT

After having done socially relevant and light hearted roles in films like Jolly Llb and Mr Joe B. Carvalho, it now seems that Arshad Warsi is all set to try his hand with really serious roles. Maybe that explains the reason as to why he has signed a film named Babloo, which is a story about a Up gangster Babloo Shrivastava.

This film, which is being directed Manish Vatsalya, is expected to go on the floor by the end of this year. Speaking about the film, Manish Vatsalya said that they will be shooting at real locations in India and abroad.

Arshad Warsi seems to be on a roll with this being his fourth film in the pipeline. The actor, who will be soon seen in The Legend Of Michael Mishra and Guddu Rangeela along with Aditi Rao Hydari, has even signed Welcome To Karachi which was launched with much fanfare recently. »

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Kamal Haasan hospitalized due to food poisoning

17 September 2014 5:13 AM, PDT

After Arnold Schwarzenegger's flash-visit to Chennai on Monday, on Tuesday the city was abuzz with reports of the amazing Kamal Haasan being hospitalized. All sorts of wild rumours about his health were being spread. Speaking exclusively from Apollo Hospital in Chennai, Kamalji says, "I am here because of food poisoning and dehydration, nothing more serious than that." The stomach infection happened while shooting. Says Kamalji, "We were shooting in the interiors of Kerala where there were no proper restaurants. We ate at road side dhabas, probably drank infected water. One of those makeshift food places did not agree with me. So here I am." As the news spread about Kamalji's hospitalization, crowds of anxious fans began swarming the hospital premise. On a lighter note the actor says, "I know a lot of people would like to make a drama out of this. Sorry to disappoint them. I am fine. »

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Saif Ali Khan and Kangna Ranaut starrer titled Mr Chaalu

17 September 2014 5:07 AM, PDT

After the disastrous Humshakals, it seems that Saif Ali Khan has now started to play safe as far as his films and onscreen characters are concerned. The film which he has reportedly signed now is called Mr. Chaalu, wherein he plays a manipulative womanizer. While the film is being produced by Excel Entertainment, it is being directed by Reema Kagti. If the reports are to be believed, then, Saif's character in the film is penciled on the lines of what he had earlier played in films like Kal Ho Na Ho, Dil Chahta Hai, and Salaam Namaste. His character is that of a smoothoperator, who, with the help of his impeccable charms, weaves his way into a woman's heart with the promise of marrying her, only to dupe her later. But the entry of the fiery and smarter-than-him Kangna Ranaut in his life changes it forever. The film is supposed »

- Bollywood Hungama News Network

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Salman Khan to launch In Da Club track from Tamanchey

16 September 2014 9:59 AM, PDT

Over the years, Salman Khan has always gone out of his way to support his friends and their films. He's possibly the only star who unofficially has the credit of launching maximum number of new talent into the industry. And now we hear that the actor will soon be launching the track 'In Da Club' from the Nikhil Dwivedi starrer Tamanchey. The said song will be a peppy number club number and will be launched by Salman Khan in a lounge in Mumbai. Nikhil Dwivedi is known to be friends with the star and knowing Salman's nature of going out of his way for his friends and their films, we are pretty sure that he will make it a memorable event. While the song is slated to be launched on September 17, Tamanchey featuring Nikhil Dwivedi and Richa Chadda is slated for release on October 10. »

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Sunny Leone Rana Daggubati in Jasmine DSouzas One Night Stand

16 September 2014 6:05 AM, PDT

Sunny Leone has certainly staked her claim in Bollywood. After her much talked about debut in Jism 2, the porn star turned actress has been on a signing spree. While on one hand she is currently working on Tina & Lolo and Mastizaade, we hear that Sunny Leone has signed yet another film. News is that Sunny Leone will soon be seen romancing Rana Daggubati in a film titled One Night Stand, that will be directed by debutante Jasmine D'Souza, who incidentally is the wife of Blue and Boss director Anthony D'Souza. Besides Sunny and Rana, it is learnt that One Night Stand will also feature one more known actress. While that is said to be an intense drama will revolve around Sunny playing a girl next door whose life goes into a spin after meeting Rana's character. Penned by Bhavani Iyer, the film is expected to go on floors in »

- Bollywood Hungama News Network

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Rohit Dhawan to direct brother Varun Dhawan in Sajid Nadiadwalas next

16 September 2014 5:32 AM, PDT

After two back to back hits in 2014, Varun Dhawan seems to be on a new high. With his next project being a dance film in the pipeline (Abcd 2) along with the serious drama Badlapur, Varun Dhawan has signed his third film which will go on floors soon. Producer Sajid Nadiadwala has decided to back the project and is pretty excited about it since the film will not only star Varun Dhawan but will also be directed by Rohit Dhawan. Confirming the same, Sajid stated that working with Rohit is kind of emotional because he has assisted David Dhawan in Mujhse Shaadi Karogi. The producer further revealed that the film in question will have yet another male lead but only one heroine. He is yet to finalize the actors who will be playing these roles. Rohit Dhawan made his directorial debut in 2011 with the Akshay Kumar and John Abraham starrer Desi Boyz. »

- Bollywood Hungama News Network

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Hrithik Roshan to turn author with book on fitness

16 September 2014 4:40 AM, PDT

Hrithik Roshan probably has the best well toned Greek god like physique in Bollywood. Now as the actor gears up for the release of his next film Bang Bang, alongside Katrina Kaif, we hear that Hrithik Roshan is all set to turn author. In fact sources close to Hrithik Roshan state that while the actor who has always held a good physique in high regard has always been approached by friends and colleagues for tips on attaining a physique like his. Now in answer to their persistent pleas Hrithik is intending on penning a book dedicated to fitness. However, Hrithik's transition from actor to author may take some time, as the source adds, "Though Hritik has been toying with the idea of penning the book, he is not intending to start it any time soon. But he will for sure be writing it." Away from the book, on the film front, »

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Akshara Haasan turns choreographer for Shamitabh

16 September 2014 3:08 AM, PDT

Kamal Haasan and Sarika's two beautiful daughters seem to be the chip off the old block. While Shruti has leapt into Big League with Gabbar where she teams up with Akshay Kumar, the younger daughter Akshara is all set to make her debut in R Balki's Shamitabh where she's teamed with her sister Shruti's Tamil co-star Dhanush. Furthermore Akshara has a hidden talent that will get a chance to be seen in Shamitabh. She is a dancer and a choreographer, and a very accomplished one at that. When Balki got to know of her dormant talent he invited Akshara to do her own choreography for her dance. Says Kamal Haasan, "I am glad both our daughters have taken to their parents' profession. But both my daughters have an aptitude for other vocations. While Shruti is the musician in the family, Akshara is the dancer and choreographer. She has composed »

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Baba Azmis short film to be released online

16 September 2014 3:07 AM, PDT

Shabana Azmi's very quietly accomplished cinematographer-brother Baba Azmi has directed a short film entitled Conesty. Conesty is a dialogue between a kidnapper played by a theatre actor Shakir Khan and his victim played by an Nsd actor Omi. The film is about the art of conning honestly (hence the coinage 'conesty') would now be released online since there are no proper theatrical outlets for short films. Says Baba, "There's no word like "Conesty". But I thought it described the whole cult of conning quite comprehensively. It's a story of trust and betrayal. When Vishal Vijay Kumar came to me with the script I was quite taken up and decided to shoot it. Believe me making a short film was quite a learning experience." Significantly, like most cinematographers turned directors Baba chose not to do the cinematography of Conesty. "To handle both direction and cinematography would have been a bit too much. »

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Its very gracious of Salman to invite us on Bigg Boss - Shah Rukh Khan

16 September 2014 1:28 AM, PDT

"The marketing is part of the production. We will be happy to go wherever we are invited," said Shah Rukh Khan on being asked if the Happy New Year team will promote the film on Bigg Boss. In the last one year, there have been several instances when Salman Khan and Shah Rukh have been extremely cordial and nice with each other. Conjectures are high whether Shah Rukh will accept Salman's invitation. "I think everybody is very courteous, very gracious and so is Salman Bhai. We love this that he thinks that we should come there (Bigg Boss). If we have the time and the scope in our marketing thought we will most certainly go to Bigg Boss but if we don't have it please don't take it personally that we avoided it. It just needs to be done when it needs to be done. It's very gracious of Bigg Boss, »

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Shah Rukh Khan supports Deepika Padukone wholeheartedly on the Toi tweet controversy

16 September 2014 1:28 AM, PDT

"I think I've said what I had to say, everything else will be taken care of," said Deepika Padukone when asked about the stand that she has taken against the pictures posted by @TOIentertain at the music launch of Happy New Year today. Shah Rukh Khan spoke out for Deepika in a heartfelt manner. Someone who has always displayed amazing respect for women at all times, I decided to quote him verbatim and in totality: "What Deepika has said, every woman here, every woman in the country, every woman in the world feels. We are actors, we are professionals, and we are always going to be in a situation when things are going to be a little different because we are photographed so much. What she has said is wonderful, it's fantastic, we all believe in it. All the men here today and I speak for Vivaan, Abhishek, Boman sir, »

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Tingya director Mangesh Hadawale turns Creative Producer for Laxman Utekars Tapaal

15 September 2014 11:27 AM, PDT

National Award winning director and script writer Mangesh Hadawale, who is known for films like Tingya and Dekh Indian Circus, now, dons the hat of creative producer with Marathi movie Tapaal, directed by cinematographer turned director Laxman Utekar.

Ask Laxman how did he associate with Mangesh and he says, "I had long back thought about making a Marathi film. But when I was shooting as a cinematographer for Mangesh Hadawale's Dekh Indian Circus, I discussed about it with Mangesh and asked him to write a nice story for me. He wrote a beautiful story and that is how Tapaal started."

Adds Mangesh, "I have known Laxman for a long time now. There were many common factors between us like - we haven't taken professional training in filmmaking, we both are hardworking etc. over which we bonded. And he discussed the idea of directing a Marathi film and asked me to write a story. »

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Farhan Akhtar to endorse IndusInd Bank

15 September 2014 8:23 AM, PDT

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. »

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Vivek Oberoi to turn producer and share screen space with dad

15 September 2014 7:23 AM, PDT

After garnering good reviews for his villainous act in Krrish 3, Vivek Oberoi is all set to shift focus towards a different aspect of filmmaking. The actor who has been in Bollywood for more than a decade has now decided to turn producer. Though the film in question is in its initial stages, we hear that Vivek Oberoi has decided to make the film even more special since the film will see the veteran actor and his father Suresh Oberoi playing an important character in his debut production.

This will be the first time that the father-son duo will be seen sharing screen space. Also it is being said that it was Vivek Oberoi's wish to work with Suresh but since he never got that chance, he is now busy helming a script that will have Suresh Oberoi in a prominent role. Though Vivek Oberoi is excited about his wish being fulfilled, »

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E Niwas to make Juvenile with Manoj Bajpayee

15 September 2014 7:22 AM, PDT

Filmmaker E. Niwas and Manoj Bajpayee who had last collaborated for the critically acclaimed Shool also starring Raveena Tandon, has now decided to join hands after a span of fifteen years. The film in question is tentatively titled Juvenile and will be produced by Praveen Nishchol. E. Niwas also revealed that his film will be inspired by many real life incidents and falls into the category of serious drama. However, he also mentioned that there will be a love story in the film. Elaborating further, he stated that Juvenile will have multiple stories and hence, it requires an ensemble cast. Juvenile will star Manoj Bajpayee but the details of his character are currently being kept under wraps. E. Niwas maintained that the film is still in its initial stages and they have even approached South actor and Raanjhanaa fame Dhanush and also the bubbly girl Anushka Sharma. If all goes well, »

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Shah Rukh Khan buys Mughal-e-Azam posters for Rs 684 lakh at auction

15 September 2014 5:58 AM, PDT

Shah Rukh Khan never shied away from his admiration and respect for the thespian actor Dilip Kumar. Yet another testimony to this was seen at the Osian's auction of rare and vintage film memorabilia. Shah Rukh Khan went on to purchase two magnificent original posters of the iconic film Mughal-e-Azam for Rs 6.84 lakh. The other paintings which commanded high prices included Arpana Caur's 'Shri 420' (which fetched the highest price of Rs 7.5 lakh), an original hand-painted hard board standee of Yahudi with Dilip Kumar and Meena Kumari (for Rs. 4.8 lakh), the Ganga Jumna artwork which was signed and inscribed by Dilip Kumar in 1962 (for Rs. 2.16 lakh), a six-sheet poster of Mother India (for Rs 2.52 lakh) and many others. Speaking about the prestigious auction, Neville Tuli (Chairman- Osian's Group) said that it was very good to see the film fraternity finally taking a huge interest and responsibility in helping to preserve this fragile heritage. »

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Mohit Suri to adapt Chetan Bhagats Half Girlfriend into a film

15 September 2014 5:48 AM, PDT

Only few days after Chetan Bhagat's 'Half Girlfriend' hit the stand, it seems that the book has already got a buyer who is all set to adapt it on the silver-screen. After the success of 2 States, Chetan's next book Revolution 2020 too was announced with Arjun Kapoor. Though in its initial stage, 'Half Girlfriend' too will now be officially adapted into film with Mohit Suri directing it.

'Half Girlfriend' 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.

Mohit Suri, who liked the story owing to its simplicity revealed that the girl's character will be a musician in the film. He »

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Irrfan Khan clears the air about Welcome To Karachi

15 September 2014 5:32 AM, PDT

Recently, there were reports that surfaced claiming that Irrfan Khan had at the last minute walked out of Vashu Bhagnani's next venture Welcome To Karachi. However, the actor who has never been known to take things lying down decided to clear the air on these allegations, saying that he amicably parted ways with the producer owing to creative differences. Explaining his side of the controversy, Irrfan Khan says, "Why would I do something of this sort to a producer? I had been involved in Welcome to Karachi right from the scripting stage since a year and a half when there were no producers. When Vashuji came on board as the producer, he wanted to start immediately, but I felt we were underprepared. I suggested we delay the shoot to plan things as it's a character-based film and needs good actors, who can get the Karachi accent right. I didn't »

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Bajrangi Bhaijaan to go on floor in October

15 September 2014 5:10 AM, PDT

Sometime in July this year, we had broken the news that Salman Khan and Kareena Kapoor have been cast together in Kabir Khan's Bajrangi Bhaijaan. While Salman will be seen playing the role of the title character 'Bajrangi Bhaijaan', the film will be presented by Salman Khan himself under his own company 'Salman Khan Ventures'. Even as everyone is excited about the film, news is abuzz that the film will be going on floor in the month of October this year. Readers may recall that, talking about the film, Kabir Khan had said that the film will be very relevant to today's times. Bajrangi Bhaijaan is going to be Salman Khan's Eid release for 2015. »

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