11 items from 2016
Earlier, we had reported that Sonakshi Sinha is starring in A.R. Murugadoss upcoming film, Akira. A few days ago Sonakshi Sinha shared posters from her upcoming film and announced that the trailer will come out on July 4.
It is now reported that Sonakshi Sinha's Akira trailer will be attached to Salman Khan's much-awaited film Sultan which is releasing on July 6 this Eid. Sonakshi, who made her debut in Salman Khan's Dabangg, is excited for the trailer being attached to her first co-actor's film. Akira's posters have created quite a buzz and Sonakshi has received praises for it.
Directed by A.R. Murugadoss and produced by Fox Star Studios,Akira releases on September 2, 2016. »
- Bollywood Hungama News Network
"We have the Bigg Boss at Iifa this year," said Raj Nayak from Colors at the press conference in Mumbai today to announce Salman Khan as the prime attraction at Iifa, Madrid. Salman Khan, Anil Kapoor, Sooraj Pancholi, Tiger Shroff, Elli Avram, Shilpa Shetty, Daisy Shah, Meet Brothers, Kanika Kapoor and others were present at the Press Conference. Salman was in a lighthearted mood and even sang a few lines from the track 'Hangover' as well. Anil Kapoor excitedly welcomed Salman back in the Iifa family after a brief hiatus. Mr Kapoor maintained that it is always great to have Salman around on stage and at parties whenever they have travelled for Iifa functions in various countries. I still remember how Salman was a rage at Iifa, Colombo and how he unleashed his signature belt dance step from Dabangg (which was releasing a few months later) during his performance at Iifa Awards. »
- Faridoon Shahryar
Pakistan’s most famous Qawwali singer Ustad Rahat Fateh Khan, the nephew of the late, world-renowned singer Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, will perform his greatest hits live for the first time at The O2 on Sunday 14 August 2016.
The performance will coincide with Pakistan and India’s independence weekend celebrations and will be Ustad Rahat Fateh Khan’s only London show this year. Discussing his forthcoming show Ustad Rahat Fateh Khan said, “I’m very excited to be performing at The O2, London, for the second time, following my sold out tour in 2013.
“Coming to the UK is always a thrill for me and my performance is timed to fit the Independence Day celebrations for both Pakistan and India. I have a fantastic team of musicians joining me and will be performing my greatest film hits and new material, as well as my esteemed Uncle, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan’s popular Qawwali numbers, »
- Stacey Yount
It's Kabir Khan's film for Salman Khan next Eid. While for Diwali 2017, Salman is doing Raj Kumar Santoshi's next which Salman's sister Alvira will produce. Salman Khan loves to do the unexpected. Whispers from Galaxy, his home in Bandra Mumbai, suggested that Salman would no longer work in his family's home productions. This belief was further strengthened when Arbaaz Khan's Dabangg 3 was put on hold. But now Salman is doing a film for his family again. Yes, he will star in a film to be produced by his sister Alvira and brother-in-law Atul Agnihotri. Most surprisingly this film, to be released during Diwali 2017, will be directed by Salman's Andaz Apna Apna director Raj Kumar Santoshi. The brilliant director of Lajja, Damini, Ghayal and Ghatak has been out of circulation for several years. His last directed film was the failed comedy Phata Poster Nikla Hero in 2013, after which »
- Subhash K. Jha
For those hoping to see Telugu superstar Pawan Kalyan make a safe launch in Hindi with this film about a rogue cop who takes on a feudal brat in an imaginary princely state, here is the sobering verdict: the film and its luminary-hero are a wash-out from first frame to last.
Mr Kalyan, known to exercise vast clout in Andhra Pradesh, should have consulted the astrologers and trade pundits before making the tricky transition. What works in Telugu doesn’t necessarily work in Bollywood. Sardaar Gabbar Singh with its mothballed Good Versus Evil rendering of the masala-morality saga, is like an over-spiced sambhar dish which the diehard foodies with take out of habit and the uninitiated will skip.
It is like something the cat dragged in. It is fetid and disposable, unbearably redundant and entertaining perhaps only to the leading man. Yes, Mr Kalyan seems to have a lot of fun. »
- Subhash K Jha
Arbaaz Khan's personal life recently came into scrutiny after his separation with wife and actress Malaika Arora Khan. However, the actor has been facing a turmoil even in the professional front and will now be taking legal help to sort out matters with Telugu writer-actor Pawan Kalyan. Arbaaz Khan has sent a notice to Pawan Kalyan claiming that his upcoming film Sardaar Gabbar Singh bears resemblance to the Salman Khan starrer Dabangg 2. It is a renowned fact that Pawan Kalyan's previous installment of this action franchise, Gabbar Singh was the official remake of Dabangg and the rights of the Bollywood film were officially bought by the makers. However, during the announcement of the sequel, Pawan Kalyan, who though decided to go ahead with the franchise, had maintained that Sardaar Gabbar Singh (the second installment) was an original script and hence he did not purchase the rights of Dabangg 2. »
- Bollywood Hungama News Network
The Salman Khan starrer smash hit film Dabangg gifted Bollywood not just the gorgeous Sonakshi Sinha, but also an epic dialogue 'Thappad se darr nahi lagta sahab ... pyar se lagta hai'. The latest update on the beautiful and 'dabangg' Sonakshi Sinha is that she has now been chosen as the face of 'Where Tigers Rule' campaign. And as a part of the campaign, she will be seen mouthing the twisted version of above-mentioned dialogue, which goes as "Danger se darr nahi lagta ... endanger se lagta hai".
Speaking about the same, Sonakshi Sinha said that she felt really fortunate that she could be an agent of change. She wished that, just like her parents took her to the national park to see tigers, she also wished to do the same to her children.
Readers may recall that, prior to Sonakshi Sinha; the other celebrities who have endorsed the cause of 'Where »
Ever since Salman Khan posted on Twitter a message saying his friend director Vinay Sapru had 'churaoed' a song from the Salman starrer Tere Naam for Vinay's film Sanam Teri Kasam, there has been plenty of buzz on whether Salman has accused Vinay Sapru of plagiarism.
But Vinay who has been closely associated with Salman for years, having co-directed (along with Radhika Rao) the songs of several Salman starrers including Dabangg, says this was Bhai's way of drawing attention to Sanam Teri Kasam.
Says Vinay, "When I expressed a desire to show Salman Khan my film Sanam Teri Kasam, the first thing he said was that it reminded him of his own film Tere Naam. He then wanted to know why I had not gone to him before to get attention for my film. But there is always a long line of favour seekers at Salman's place. I didn't want to add to it. »
- Subhash K. Jha
While Salman Khan plays a wrestler in Ali Abbas Zafar's Sultan, Anushka Sharma is not to be left behind either. She too plays a wrestler in the film. If sources are to be believed, Salman and Anushka will be shown confronting one another in the wrestling ring. Says a source in the know, "A massive showdown between Salman's and Anushka's character in the wrestling ring is definitely being planned. How it would be shot and what kind of special training Anushka would have to take to look convincing in the wrestling ring, are now being decided. But authenticity is the key to Sultan. All the locations and wrestling bouts would be real, and not doctored on the editing table." A source close to Sultan confirms that the film will take Salman and Anushka to the remotest parts of the rural India. "Sultan will be shot in the interiors of Uttar Pradesh, »
- Subhash K. Jha
As we continue to reflect on the Bollywood highlights of last year, we have picked the best dubsmashes from 2015.
Dubsmash was almost a fading fad until it was revived by many a Bollywood celebrity last year. Check out our list below of the most popular dubsmashes of 2015:
1) The song that revived the dubsmash phase last year, was undoubtedly the title track of Prem Ratan Dhan Payo. The dubsmash craze for this song began with two legendary actresses and dancers of the Bollywood industry: Helen & Waheeda Rahman. It does not get any cooler than this! Watch their dubsmash moment below:
2) As a favour to Sonam Kapoor, Srivdevi and Shilpa Shetty also did their dubsmash to the Prem Ratan Dhan Payo title track. The dancing queens famously known for their ‘thumkas’ showed them off well in their dubsmash!
- Jem Raj
As director duo Radhika Rao-Vinay Sapru’s Sanam Teri Kasam nears release, it has been revealed that their next is a musical, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Based on the Grimm Brothers’ classic fairy tale, their film will be set in the hinterlands of India, and against the backdrop of the brass band culture of the North.
As per reports, filmmaker Ashutosh Gowariker too has been planning a modern-day take on the popular fairy-tale. But while Vinay and Radhika’s ‘Snow White’ will kick-start in March-April with a known star cast targeting a 2016 release, Gowariker’s film is expected to roll towards the end of the year.
Radhika and Vinay are known for lending a larger-than-life fairy-tale like charm to their works. Be it their music videos, their film Lucky: No Time For Love starring Salman Khan and Sneha Ullal or their superhit songs including Dabangg’s »
- Stacey Yount
11 items from 2016
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