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Saif, Alaia start shooting for 'Jawaani Jaaneman'

Actress Pooja Bedi's daughter Alaia F and actor Saif Ali Khan have started shooting for "Jawaani Jaaneman" here.

Pooja on Monday tweeted a photograph of Saif and Alaia from India's match against Pakistan at the Icc World Cup 2019 here on Sunday.

She captioned the image: "My daughter Alaia with Saif Ali Khan at the World Cup match in London. Perfect start to their shoot together for her Debut film #jawaanijaaneman. He plays her dad.. and this was shot on Father's Day. Best of luck for beautiful new beginnings."

"Jawaani Jaaneman" marks Alaia's Bollywood debut. Directed by Nitin Kakkar, it is a romantic comedy drama, which also features Tabu.

Produced by Jackky Bhagnani's Pooja Entertainment in association with Saif's Black Knight Films and Jay Shewakramani's Northern Lights Films, the movie will release on November 29.
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Allu Arjun playing a techie in his next film?

TollywoodRecently, a picture of the lead star from the shooting spot was leaked online creating a huge buzz.Digital NativeDigital NativeAfter the release of Naa Peru Surya, Naa Illu India last year which turned out to be a box office dud, Allu Arjun took time to finalise his next. Nearly a year later, the shooting of his film went on the floors creating some huge expectations. Trivikram Srinivas is wielding the megaphone for this venture. Recently, a picture of the lead star from the shooting spot was leaked online creating a huge buzz. From the photo, it can be deciphered that he plays a techie in the movie. However, there is no official confirmation on it yet. The Allu Arjun – Trivikram Srinivas project went on the floors a couple of months ago and the team had completed the first schedule successfully. The second schedule is currently on. The film is
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This is what Alaia F has to say on her upcoming film

Actress Pooja Bedi's daughter Alaia F, who is all set to make her debut in the upcoming Saif Ali Khan-starrer "Jawaani Jaaneman", says she loves to over-prepare for her character.

In the film, Alaia will be seen playing the role of Saif's daughter. She will head to London soon to prepare for the role and spend time with Saif and other artistes ahead of the film's shoot.

Directed by Nitin Kakkar, "Jawaani Jaaneman" is a romantic comedy drama, which also features Tabu.

"It's daunting, but it makes every cell in my body dance. I'm one of those who love to over-prepare, and am hence leaving for London a week in advance. I want to get into the skin of my character and study the script better.

"I'm working with established artistes who I admire, so I'm understandably nervous. To ease those nerves, Nitin sir thought it would be appropriate
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Bollywood Box Office Report Of The Week: 13 June 2019

The prominent release of the week is Anurag Kashyap?s Game Over along with Hollywood?s Men In Black : International. ?Neither of the two is expected to make much of a dent in Bharat?s second weekend run. However, ?Mib : International is ? expected to make a mark ?with it?s ?fans!

The premier Eid ?release (Wednesday), ?Ali Abbas Zafar directed Salman-Katrina ?starrer ?Bharat, saw a bumper opening day (42 crore ?Salman?s best) and then a predictable fall ?on the two subsequent days (Thursday and Friday) and again a pick up on during the two remaining days of the 5-day extended weekend, netting ?a huge 144-145 crore. ?What must be kept in mind is that the collections were hit on the opening day and ?again on Sunday, when India played against South Africa and Australia. ?All the same the reasonably steady weekdays ?run has ensured that the first week
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Priyamani’s next will be the Kannada ‘Doctor 56’

Sandalwood‘Doctor 56’ is touted to be a science fiction film.Digital NativeDigital NativeNational award winning actor Priyamani has acted in five languages in her career so far and is going strong. The actor has been bagging some of the best roles and her latest has an attention grabbing title. Interestingly, she has acted in 56 films so far and the title of her upcoming Kannada film happens to be Doctor 56. It is touted to be a science fiction film. It may be noted here Priyamani will be staging a comeback after a break with the Telugu flick Sirivennela. According to the sources close to the film, it is an apt project for her and the role has been tailor-made for her. Sirivennela is directed by Prakash Pulijala and produced by A N Bhasha and Rama Seetha under their banner. This film is currently in the post-production mode. Looks like the actor
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Gully Boy fame Vijay Varma gets Mira Nair's A Suitable Boy for BBC

The Ftii graduate, actor Vijay Varma after delivering an impeccable performance in the super hit film Gully Boy is now all set to go international with his first ever major western production. The Indo-American writer and director Mira Nair who has given some landmark films has now roped in Vijay Varma for her next, A Suitable Boy which is an adaptation of Vikram Seth's much acclaimed novel with the same name for BBC World. Mira has earlier adapted several books into films including The Namesake and The Reluctant Fundamentalist.

In the series Vijay Varma will be seen playing the character of Rasheed, a student at Brahmpur University and an Arabic teacher. Recently during an interview Mira Nair confirmed on the casting including Vijay Varma being roped into the cast. To play his part Vijay Varma has already started his research work with reading the book. The story of A
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Hot video song from Rakul Preet's latest film!

De De Pyaar De is a Hindi romantic film written by Luv Ranjan and directed by Akiv Ali in his directorial debut. It was produced by Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar, Luv Ranjan and Ankur Garg under their respective banners T-Series and Luv Films.

The film has Ajay Devgn, Rakul Preet Singh and Tabu play the lead roles, while Alok Nath, Jimmy Shergill, Javed Jaffrey and others play crucial supporting roles. The film releaseed on 17th May 2019, and did decently at the box office. 

The makers have now released the video of the song Mukhda Vekh Ke, sung by Mika Singh &...

Venkatesh in Telugu remake of Bollywood film ‘De De Pyaar De’

TollywoodThe actor will reprise the role done by Ajay Devgn in the original film, a romantic comedy directed by Akiv Ali.Digital NativeAce producer D Suresh Babu is all set to produce the remake of the Bollywood flick De De Pyaar De in Telugu under his banner Suresh Productions. The film will have Venkatesh reprising the role done by Ajay Devgn in the original. Announcement regarding the rest of the cast and crew of this project is expected to be out soon. De De Pyaar De is a romantic comedy film written by Luv Ranjan and directed by Akiv Ali. It was produced by Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar, Luv Ranjan and Ankur Garg under their respective banners T-Series and Luv Films. The film had Ajay Devgn, Tabu and Rakul Preet Singh in the lead roles. Also, we hear that Suresh Babu is looking forward to bankroll two other projects which
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Sushanth roped in for Allu Arjun’s film

TollywoodThe film, directed by Trivikram Srinivas, has completed the first schedule of shooting.Digital NativeSushanth A managed to capture the attention of the film buffs with his performance in Chi La Sow, directed by actor Rahul Ravindran. And now we have reports about the young actor’s next venture. He has written on social media that he would be part of director Trivikram Srinivas’s and actor Allu Arjun’s upcoming project. Sushanth had earlier posted that he would be announcing his next soon. He wrote, “Thank you for being patient with me about what’s next... as usual. I have a couple of updates/announcements coming up this week & the next! Do stay tuned.” And he has now finally declared, “And with all your good wishes, here goes the first update! #AA19! #Trivikram Sir, @alluarjun #Tabu @hegdepooja @MusicThaman @haarikahassine @GeethaArts.” He wrote, “I can’t reveal too much about
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Bollywood superstar slaps bodyguard at film premiere

Actor Salman Khan's recent film, Bharat, released amid much expectations and fanfare. The film also stars Katrina Kaif playing the female lead while actors Sunil Grover, Shashank Arora, Disha Patani, Jackie Shroff, Tabu and Nora Fatehi in crucial roles.

The incident happened post the star-studded premiere of Bharat, when the actor lost his cool and was caught on camera assaulting his bodyguard for manhandling a young fan in the crowd. This incident has evoked extreme reactions in Twitter and other social media circles, ranging from bouquets to brickbats for Salman Khan.

Salman Khan slaps his own security guy for...

Bollywood Box Office Report Of The Week: 6 june 2019

The premier release of the week, Ali Abbas Zafar directed Salman-Katrina starrer Bharat embarked on an expected good to grand start, boosted further by Eid holiday. The latter shows were somewhat affected by the big India-South Africa World Cup cricket match, but still, the first day is ?huge and is estimated to be around the 41-42 crore mark. While a good start is half the battle won but Bharat is a very expensive film and has to sustain, till at least the second weekend.?

Also Read:?Salman Khan starrer Bharat Movie Review, Bharat Critic Review, Bharat Movie Rating

The major release of last ?Friday, Hollywood?s ?Godzilla II ?King Of The Monsters, could not quite impress at the ticket window, netting 16 crore during the opening weekend from India. The two Hindi releases Sharib Hashmi?s Nakkash and Panch Parmeshthi Productions Pvt. Ltd?s Naughty Gang are washouts.?

Also Read:?Godzilla:
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“Bharat Is A Flawed But Monumental Achievement” – A Subhash K JhaReview


Starring Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, Sunil Grover, Disha Patani, Jackie shroff

Directed by Ali Abbas Zafar

It’s easy to be dismissive of a film that has no formal structure, one which doesn’t compartmentalize life’s flow… but chooses to go with it. The flow, I mean.

But then again,it takes almost three hours of playing time for us to realize that Bharat is no small achievement. Like Sultan before this, director Ali Abbas Zafar doesn’t hesitate in blowing open Salman Khan’s image of the Superstar who always plays variations of himself.

In some of the sequences in this episodic endearing oddball off a film Salman invests genuine emotions. Watch him closely in the sequence where he is reunited with his sister whom he has lost in the tumult of India’s Partition in two badly divided halves. Salman achieves great heights of emotionalism in
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Dhanush to remake this Superhit thriller film

AndhaDhun is a crime thriller film in Hindi starring Ayushamnn Khurrana,Tabu, Radhika Apte and others. The movie was directed by Sriram Raghavan and it went on to become a super hit.

The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir is an upcoming Hollywood that is also releasing in Tamil. The film is directed by Ken Scott and is based on a novel by Romain Puertolas. Dhanush is the lead in the film.

Dhanush, during one of its promotional events, gave away an exciting update about his plans to remake AndhaDhun. He stated he has stopped signing remakes since 2008 but he would...

Film Review: ‘The Black Godfather’

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Film Review: ‘The Black Godfather’
On first glance, Clarence Avant’s career highlights seem impressive, if somewhat modest for a man widely known as “the godfather of black music.” Starting as a manager to pianist-composer Lalo Schifrin, he went on to found two important if short-lived independent record labels, serve as a sporadic concert organizer and special events producer, fund-raise for Democratic politicians, and count himself as a mentor to a host of African American execs. But the 88-year-old’s impact on half a century of black music – and black enterprise in general – runs far, far deeper than that, and Reginald Hudlin’s affectionate Netflix bio-doc “The Black Godfather” does yeoman’s work introducing a figure that few outsiders have likely heard of, but who needs no introduction in the power corridors of the entertainment industry.

Perhaps the most obvious sign of Avant’s importance can be found in a brief look through the figures
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Hotstar Specials Hostages review: Intriguing cat and mouse game

Hotstar Specials Hostages review is here. Streaming online from 31 May, 2019, Hostages is the latest offering from Hotstar after Criminal Justice and City Of Dreams. Helmed by national award winning filmmaker Sudhir Mishra known for critically acclaimed movies like Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi, Dharavi, Yeh Woh Manzil To Nahin, Main Zinda Hoon etc. Hostages ? an official adaptation of internationally acclaimed series of the same name that aired on CBS which was based on the Israeli series of the same name created by Omri Givon and Rotem Shamir. The Indian version stars Ronit Roy, Tisca Chopra, Parvin Dabas and Dalip Tahil in pivotal roles. Does it gives justice to the original and stays true in providing thrills?. Let?s find out in Hostages review.

Instant reaction when the final episode gets over

The wonder of digital series is that the maker can create a movie of more than 3 hrs of duration.

Reactions following
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See why Katrina having sleepless nights

Actress Katrina Kaif, who is gearing up for the release of period-drama 'Bharat' on June 5, says she is having sleepless nights before the release of the Salman Khan, Tabu, Disha Patani and Jackie Shroff starrer. Kaif was interacting with the media at GQ 100 Best Dressed 2019 Awards here on Saturday.

Asked about her box-office expectations from the film, she said: "It's very hard to predict that. I think as long as we get the love and support of the audience and as long as we live up to their expectations, it's all good."

Also Read:?Ali Abbas Zafar revealed makeup time of Salman Khan in Bharat!!!

"I am having sleepless nights. So excited I am about 'Bharat' that I just can't wait to see the audience reaction to it. I am happy with the way the film has turned out," said the actress.

Katrina Kaif will next be seen
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Godzilla II fails to scare, Pm Modi dominates India's Most Wanted!

The major release of the week, Hollywood?s Godzilla II?King Of The Monsters, did manage to dominate the Indian releases (Nakkash and Naughty Gang etc.) but failed to embark even on a satisfactory start. Yes, the opening can be termed as fair, but it was nowhere close to that of the previous edition (Godzilla -2014), which was a surprisingly a good success in India as opposed to the rest of the world. And with Salman?s Bharat releasing mid week, the chances of Godzilla II diminish further.?

Meanwhile, both the releases of last week, Vivek Oberoi?s topical Pm Narendra Modi and Arjun Kapoor?s India?S Most Wanted, failed to impress at the box-office. Having said that, Imw was much lower at 10-11 crore while Pm Narendra Modi did show a stable run netting 16-17 crore, both during the opening week. Once again Salman?s Bharat will cut
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Breaking: Rajiv Menon has chosen a Superstar for his next!

Screenwriter, filmmaker and cinematographer Rajiv Menon is the acclaimed lensman of many visually stunning films like  Bombay, Kadal and the director of well-received films like Minsara Kanavu,  Kandukkonden Kandukkonden, which had Ajith, Mammootty, Aishwarya Rai, Tabu and Abbas in lead roles and the recently released 2019 musical Sarvam Thaala Mayam.

We bring you an exciting update about his next, Our close sources inform that Rajiv Menon has roped in 'Agila Ulaga Superstar' Mirchi Shiva as the male lead for his next directorial venture. The film's cast and crew have flown to Japan to shoot some important sequences and the filming...

Interview: 'Diamantino' directors on queer influences, genre twists, and Pekingese puppies

by Murtada Elfadl

The balancing of many different tones differentiates Diamantino, which just opened in theaters after a hit run at Cannes last year. It's a satire, an allegory, a rom-com and a fantasy -- all of those things in one yet it all jells. Co-directors Gabriel Abrantes and Daniel Schmidt kept all these different balls in the air. The story is absolutely bonkers. Let’s see if we can get it straight with the help of the official synopsis:

Portuguese soccer hunk Diamantino blows it in the World Cup finals, he goes from superstar to laughing stock overnight. His sheltered worldview is further shattered after learning about the European refugee crisis and he resolves to make amends by adopting an African refugee – only to find that his new “son” is actually an undercover lesbian tax auditor investigating him on the suspicion of corruption. From there, Diamantino gets swept up
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Salman Khan went through special training for Maut Ka Kua motorcycle stunt for Bharat

Director Ali Abbas Zafar’s Bharat is the story of a person whose life is associated with the journey of India as an independent nation. In the film, Salman Khan’s character Bharat’s story spans over 60 years!

Bharat is divided into different chapters and in the 1960s part of the film, the actor will be seen as a Maut Ka Kua biker. Maut Ka Kua was known as a special entertainment and crazy adventurous bike carnival show several decades ago.

To make sure he played these scenes right and get into the specifics of his character, Salman visited Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh to check out a real “Maut Ka Kua”. Not only that, Salman was also trained under Maut Ka Kua (Well of Death) artistes for Bharat so that he could play his sequence well.

Director Ali Abbas Zafar shared more information on this, “The biggest challenge for us was
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