7 items from 2017
Ajay Devgn will soon be seen playing a no-nonsense Income Tax officer in Raid. Set in Uttar Pradesh in the 80’s, the film is based on real life events involving one of the most high profile income tax raids the country has ever known. Written by Ritesh Shah who’s writing credits include Pink and Airlift, Raid will be directed by Rajkumar Gupta who previously directed No One Killed Jessica. Casting for Devgn’s opponent and other important characters is underway.
Talking about the film, director Raj Kumar Gupta says, “Raid is a story that needs to be told on the big screen. I am looking forward to my collaboration with Ajay sir, Bhushanji, Kumarji and Abhishek on this film.”
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Akshay Kumar known for his work on notable social causes, including his new film Toilet: Ek Prem Katha, extended his support for the Festival of Education, a first of its kind event in South Asia, incepted by the Government of Rajasthan in partnership with Gems Education, to celebrate the future of education in India. An unprecedented event, the festival saw over 1,00,000 global innovators, academicians, faculty, change-makers, vice chancellors, educationalists, teachers, students, parents, scientists, and policy makers under one roof, united by the same goal – to give shape to the future of education through discourse, discussion and debate.
Akshay Kumar participated in a panel session where he conversed with Amreesh Chandra, Group President, Gems Education, India. Akshay Kumar addressed various questions touching upon the subject of socially conscious film making, including his decision to embrace the worlds first feature film on open-defecation Toilet: Ek Prem Katha.
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Actor Suriya is on the verge of wrapping up Thaana Serntha Kootam, the rumoured remake of Akshay Kumar-starrer Special 26, which is being directed by Vignesh Shivan. The film is said to be a heist comedy featuring an ensemble cast of Karthik, Ramya Krishnan and Senthil.
Very soon, he will commence work on his next film with Selvaraghavan, with whom he’s teaming up for the first time. It is believed that Rakul Preet Singh, who will be soon seen in Mahesh Babu’s bilingual action flick Spyder, has been finalised as the leading lady. »
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The shoot of Suriya’s Thaana Serntha Kootam, the remake of Akshay Kumar’s Special 26, is inching close to completion. After the dismal show of Si 3, Suriya has pinned high hopes on Thaana Serntha Kootam, which is being directed by Vignesh Shivan.
The film marks the first-time collaboration of Suriya and the young filmmaker, best known for helming Poda Podi and Naanum Rowdydhaan. After roping in veteran comedian Senthil in an important role in the film, it is believed Vignesh has now signed on Mouna Ragam fame Karthik in a pivotal role. »
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It was reported earlier in the day that Neeraj Pandey's next will feature Sidharth Malhotra and Manoj Bajpayee in the lead. The film is touted to be a 2018 Republic Day release. Aiyaary poster released Lead actor Sidharth Malhotra has now taken to Twitter to reveal the name of the film. The film in question is titled 'Aiyaary'. Aiyaary is a real life story revolving around the relationship between a mentor and a protégé. Sharing the film's first poster Sidharth tweeted, "Super Excited to be in #aiyaary Neeraj Pandeys next ! Releasing 26th January 2018@neerajpofficial" Director Neeraj Pandey tweeted," . @Aiyaary directorial next after #MSDhoniTheUntoldStory @S1dharthM @BajpayeeManoj #Aiyaary releasing on #26Jan2018" The poster was also shared by Neeraj Pandey's A Wednesday, Special 26, Baby, M.S Dhoni : The Untold Story and Naam Shabana actor Anupam Kher. The veteran actor tweeted, "Congratulations & good luck @neerajpofficial for a new journey. »
Today, the 15th February 2017, marks the 10th anniversary of Kajal Aggarwal’s entry into the film industry. She debuted as a heroine in a Telugu film titled Lakshmi Kalyanam directed by Teja. Her major break came through SS Rajamouli’s Magadheera; it paved the way for a long stay in the tinsel town.
Kajal Aggarwal has come to stay on her merit. Even after ten years in the film industry, she is »
Director Neeraj Pandey, who has delivered films like A Wednesday, Special 26, Rustom and the most recent M.S Dhoni: The Untold Story, which were all enthused by true events, has now donned the hat of a producer to tell yet another tale inspired from real life events with his upcoming venture Naam Shabana which is actually inspired by a real life lady Shabana. The director is widely recognized for taking up intelligent cases from various police files. Taking cue from several female raw agents who are hired for specific assignments/missions even used as honey traps, it’s said that the film is based on one such women who was a helping hand for the system. Those who are aware of the storyline are of the opinion that various ex raw agents will be able to identify with Shabana’s character. Tapsee Panu will be seen essaying the character of Shabana. »
7 items from 2017
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