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Thrilled and excited beyond limit, Bachchan Senior paddled around the sets even after the shot was canned in front of thousands of fans who thronged the streets of Kolkata to catch a glimpse of their ‘jamai babu’.
A member of the crew confirmed the news, “Yesterday, they shot near the Nonapukur tram depot. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has assured the unit complete cooperation and over 100 cops were deployed to ensure that there were no security issues despite the large crowds.”
Kolkata has huge emotional connect for Amitabh, as he got landed his very first job in this city, and also because the city gave him, a life partner in actor Jaya Bachchan.
Bachchan is shooting in city after a long gap of 8 years. »
- Sunny Malik
One of the biggest casting coups in recent times, Shootjit Sircar’s Piku – that brings together Amitabh Bachchan, Deepika Padukone and Irrfan together for the first time – is kicking off its second schedule in Kolkata in November 2014, having kicked off with a successful schedule in Mumbai in August-September 2014.
Produced by Msm Motion Pictures (a division of Sony Entertainment Network), in association with Saraswati Entertainment Creations Limited and Rising Sun Films, Piku is set to be one of the most awaited films of 2015 especially since Shoojit Sircar wields the directorial baton post his two break away hits – Vicky Donor (2012) and Madras Café (2013)
- Sunny Malik
When Ayushmann Khurrana made his debut in Bollywood with Vicky Donor along with John Abraham's production and Shoojit Sircar as the director, the trio decided to make yet another film together titled Hamara Bajaj. Despite the fact that John Abraham, Shoojit Sircar and Ayushmann Khurrana, later got busy with other projects, the film was always on the cards until a title controversy turned it all topsy-turvy. Apparently the automobile company Bajaj Group decided to take legal action against the makers for using the tagline of their scooter commercials, 'Hamara Bajaj', as a part of their film's title. This ongoing battle led to a delay and the cast and crew moved on to other projects. But now, the makers have finally narrowed down on the title Agra Ka Daabra. Talking about the connection, Ayushmann revealed that his character which was initially named Sanjay Bajaj will now have Daabra as his last name. »
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. »
After making a mark in Bollywood with some unconventional roles, Huma Qureshi will now star in Ayushmann Khurrana's music video. Actor Ayushmann Khurrana planned to pursue his passion for singing after receiving rave reviews for his previous songs in Bollywood and has now teamed up with Huma Qureshi for the music video of his next single. Ayushmann Khurrana debuted in Bollywood as an actor and singer with Vicky Donor and has even sung in Nautanki Saala. Now, Ayushmann will be composing his next single titled 'Mitti Di Khushboo' which is about reminiscing fond memories and homecoming. Huma Qureshi will be playing the role of a village belle who will be in love with Ayushmann's character. Ayushmann Khurrana, on the other hand, will be seen as the suave and charming man who returns home after staying abroad for a while. Talking about roping in Huma Qureshi for it, Ayushmann revealed »
- Bollywood Hungama News Network
This will be the first time the duo have shared on-screen space and will be directed by Sriram Raghavan. The film will also include Dedh Ishqiya star, Huma Qureshi as well as Vinay Pathak and Nawazuddin Siddiqui.
As of yet the title of this exciting new thriller remains to be finalised, but keep checking BollySpice for more on this film and others.
- Neelofar Jamal
The baby was born in Ayushmann's hometown Chandigarh Monday, said a source close to the popular video jockey-turned-actor.
The couple has a son named Virajveer, who was born in 2012.
Following his Bollywood debut two years back with the hugely successful and National Award-winning "Vicky Donor", on sperm donation, Ayushmann featured in films like "Nautanki Saala" and "Bewakoofiyaan".
The multi-faceted young talent has also showcased his singing prowess. »
- Smith Cox
New Delhi, April 4: Indian filmmakers are targeting global audiences and Gurinder Chaddha, the British film director of Sikh origin, says it's time they understood that merely cutting down on songs won't catapult them into the international league. Rather, they need to master the "mechanisms of storytelling".
Her films on the Indian diaspora - "Bend It Like Beckham" and "Bride and Prejudice" - had desi masala, songs and drama all packaged with a global appeal and she also praised Indian filmmakers for making potboilers.
As a viewer, she loved new-age Hindi films like "Dev D" and "Vicky Donor". However, when she looked. »
- Machan Kumar
She is undoubtedly one of the most talented filmmakers in the industry today and has given us cinema to think about. What’s more, she gave us Znmd! He is the king of the 100cr club, who not only made us laugh with Golmaal but also gave us the entertaining Chennai Express. K Jo’s couch for this episode had Zoya Akhar and Rohit Shetty who with their distinct kind of cinema enchanted us with tales of the filmy world!
Zoya is the daughter of the legendary Javed Akhtar, which has been an advantage as a woman in the industry. “I have been lucky to just pass by the phase of having the wrong people hit on me. People know who my parents are, so ‘dirty uncle’ couldn’t hit on me. And honestly speaking, when people ask me what it is like to be a woman in a man »
- Samreen Tungekar
Ayushmann Khurrana is one of the hotshot meteors to have hit the galaxy of Bollywood and is surely here to stay. His talent combined with his good looks and down to earth personality is what we feel is the secret of his 'meteoric' rise in the tinsel town. In a place where the mere utterance of the word 'sperm; unfailingly raised many eyebrows, here is a man who went ahead and made his cinematic debut in Vicky Donor, a film which was all about sperms and its donations! That's Ayushmann for you. Now that he is a permanent 'sitaara' in the sky of Bollywood, it's needless to say that he is bound to be the darling of the producers as well as the Fmcg brand managers. According to Bollywood Hungama's reliable sources, Ayushmann Khurrana is now all set to be the brand ambassador of the pizza major Pizza Hut. The »
Chennai, March 22: Telugu actor Harshvardhan Rane, who is making his Bollywood debut with John Abraham's upcoming production "Satra Ko Shaadi Hain", says he is excited and pleasantly surprised to be launched in this way.
"I'm excited as well as pleasantly surprised to have got this opportunity to be launched in Bollywood by John, who is known for introducing new talent. He did that in 'Vicky Donor' and has continued with his latest project," Harshvardhan told Ians.
"They have had me in the scanner for a long time but things materialized only now. I believe in John and the work he produces as a producer. It's a Bollywood. »
- Shiva Prakash
Abundantia Entertainment Private Limited, India's first independent motion pictures studio, unveiled its business blueprint and confirmed its film slate for 2014 and 2015. The company also announced the arrival of new strategic investors to support its growth and expansion plans. Built with the vision of producing and supporting progressive, high-quality entertainment content, Abundantia has made strong strides, especially in its motion pictures business, in a short span of time. Founded in August 2013, Abundantia was incepted by Vikram Malhotra who, in his earlier avatar as COO of Viacom18 Motion Pictures, built a formidable reputation on delivering successes with new-age, clutter-breaking cinema. Vikram has to his credit some of the biggest and most memorable films of the last 3-4 years and also deep relationships with talent in the film and TV business in India. Driving the model of creating 'talent-studio partnerships', Abundantia has firmed up an impressive line-up for the first two years of »
- Bollywood Hungama News Network
I wonder why filmmakers shy away from narrating tales about elderly people with senior actors in the lead roles.
Well-narrated stories revolving around ripe old age have takers, but such efforts are few and far between.
Remember how much everyone appreciated and enjoyed watching the funny mother-in-law and daughter-in-law's bantering and drinking sessions in "Vicky Donor" played by Kamlesh Gill and Dolly Ahluwalia respectively?
And how can we forget middle-aged doctor Baldev Chaddha, essayed by Annu Kapoor to the hilt, who was central to the hit movie on sperm donation that released in 2012 and pleased all and sundry.. »
- Amith Ostwal
This Friday will see the release of Yash Raj Films', Bewakoofiyaan, Legacy Film Productions & Subhash Sehgal's W and Ramsay Entertainment's Neighbours. Though the front runner is expected to be the Sonam Kapoor and Ayushman Khurana's Bewakoofiyaan, but it does not carry the hype of the singer-composer-actor's previous two releases (especially Vicky Donor). One feels that it will be the older release (read Queen) which will remain the preferred choice even this weekLast week too »
For someone who has been born and brought up in a filmy environment, having certain belongingness to Bollywood and its ilk comes naturally for Sonam Kapoor. However for Ayushmann Khurranna, an outsider from Chandigarh who has made his way into Bollywood via radio and television, there is still a sense of inhibition that he hasn't been able to shrug away.This is what the Vicky Donor star experienced during the initial days of filming Bewakoofiyaan when he started »
For Yami Gautam, this is going to be an interesting season ahead. Post-Total Siyapaa, the pretty young woman will soon be seen in Action Jackson. What's more, from a realistic slice of life set up in Vicky Donor and Total Siyapaa, she would be stepping into a larger-than-life masalaworld created by Prabhudheva for Action JACKSONMeanwhile, this will also be Yami's first film where she would have another female co-star alongside her, Sonakshi Sinha. Considering the f »
He's gained fame as a 'chocolate hero' and earns high Brownie points for his comic timing. Both facets were spotlighted superbly in Vicky Donor and Nautanki Saala.With his Sonam Kapoor starrer Bewakoofiyaan, Ayushmann Khurrana is all set to flash his... 'beefcake' appeal... and join the hunky ranks of John Abraham, Akshay Kumar and their ilk!Ayushmann's admirers can now feast »
Mumbai, March 10: Ayushmann Khurrana, who made a fruitful debut with "Vicky Donor" and is now looking forward to "Bewakoofiyaan", says he sees no "competitor" in the Hindi film industry. He further believes that he has a major plus point in the fact that he can act as well as sing.
Bollywood currently has a whole lot of young blood, and when asked who does he consider as a competitor from among the likes of Ranbir Kapoor and Ranveer Singh, Ayushmann said: "There is no competitor as such. I think my biggest plus point is that I am an actor and singer as well."
"As far as Ranbir Kapoor is concerned, he is my senior. »
- Arun Pandit
Aditya Chopra is famous for taking personal interest in every aspect of films that come out of his production house Yash Raj Films. Hence, it didn't come as a surprise for Ayushmann Khurranna who is starting his stint with Chopra, courtesy BEWAKOOFIYAANFor starters, Adi wanted a slight image transformation for his lead hero. He felt that while it would be good for the actor to maintain his characteristic simplicity and innocence as demonstrated in Vicky Donor and Nautanki Saa »
Ayushmann Khurrana seems to have a steady date with unemployment. Er, in his flicks, we mean.He kickstarted his screen career with Vicky Donor and followed it up with Nautanki Saala. In both flicks, incidentally, he played an unemployed youth. Now, in his third effort Bewakoofiyaan, the Yrf starrer where he will be sharing screen frames with Sonam Kapoor... Ayushmann will be essaying a character who's jobless! Little wonder, the actor who viewed his unemployment on scr »
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