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Unknown stories about Vijay's Nanban revealed

Chetan Bhagat is one of the most renowned authors of India who has a huge fanbase. His books Five Point Someone, Two States and Half Girlfriend were received well among fans and they even had movie adaptations which was also had good reception.

His book Five Point Someone was adapted to screen as the Rajkumar Hirani-directed 2009 film 3 Idiots which went on to become highly successful. This Aamir Khan-starrer was remade in Tamil by Shankar as Nanban starring our Thalapathy Vijay, jiiva, Srikanth, Ileana, Sathyaraj and others.

This movie was successful and it also showed Vijay in a very...

Shammi Chhabra elevates himself from comedy to scares

From comedy to scares, filmmaker, writer, ad maker and stand-up comedian Shammi Chhabra is set for his next. Elevator a bilingual (Hindi and Punjabi) is presented by Chhabra Films and Produced By Suriender Kaur,Devendra Singh,Surjeet Singh ,Shammi Chhabra and co produced by Mamta Chhabra,Amarpreet kaur and Fehmina Khan .

?Elevator? comes with a tag line ?A Deadly Lift Experience?.

Shammi Chhabra who has also penned this venture, is coming back into the world of movies after a sabbatical of five years. Previously he attempted a comedy with Lucky Kabootar in 2014 that starred Eijaz Khan, Ravi Kishan and Sanjay Mishra.

Elevator will introduce Bengali actress Rupaa and also mark the debut of Shammi as actor.

Shammi who has assisted Raj Kanwar, Vipul Shah and Suneel Darshan says Elevator is a tribute to his late father Sardar Jaswant Singh Chhabra and the youth oriented dark thriller carries a social message.
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Chunky Panday excited for his short film

Actor Chunky Panday, who is gearing up for the release of his short film "Tap Tap", says it is one of the most interesting projects he has ever been a part of.

"Tap Tap" is one of the short films from the anthology "Shuruaat Ka Twist" -- mentored by Rajkumar Hirani, Vikramaditya Motwane, Raj Kumar Gupta and Amit V. Masurkar, read a statement.

Talking about the film, Chunky said: "I am really excited to be a part of HumaraMovie's intriguing initiative 'Shuruaat Ka Twist'. With a variety of narratives, this film is surely one of the most interesting projects I have been a part of.

"It enables upcoming filmmakers and lets them work under the guidance of veterans of film industry."

"Tap Tap" is directed by Praveen Fernandes.

The other short films from the anthology by HumaraMovie include "Khauff" by Hanish Kalia, "Adi Sonal" by Heena D'Souza, "Bhaskar Calling" by Sanjiv Kishinchandani,
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How Nelson Venkatesan made ‘Monster’ – a story about a rat: A Tnm interview

KollywoodIn this interview to Tnm, the director speaks about his life after 'Oru Naal Koothu', working with a real rat for 'Monster', and the reason behind Sj Suryah’s very unique name in this film.Anjana ShekarThe teaser for Monster that came out earlier this month promises a rib-tickling comedy entertainer, releasing right in time for summer. The teaser also reminds us of just how nerve-wracking a rat in the house can be! Scrambling about inside shelves, peeking out of pipes, squeaking as they zip across the floor… Driving the inhabitants of the house to sleepless nights and frantic desperation until the rats are finally caught! All of us must have gone through this at least once and this is exactly what drove director Nelson Venkatesan to come up with the story for Monster. We prod a little further on his life after Oru Naal Koothu (his directorial
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Priya Bapat: Can easily shuffle between Marathi, Hindi films

Actress Priya Bapat, known for her Marathi films Kaksparsh and Aamhi Doghi,' is making her digital debut with the Hindi web series 'City of Dreams,' saying she doesn't want to limit herself to the Marathi film industry. "I think the way the business of cinema is changing, there shouldn't be any limitation for any actors to work in one film industry. I think I can easily shuffle from regional to Hindi depending on the kind of film offers I am getting. The Rajkumar Hirani film just happened to me. After that, I kept getting offers from Marathi films and explored them all," she told Ians.

Though she has acted in Bollywood films Munna Bhai Mbbs and Lage Raho Munna Bhai, Priya mostly worked in Marathi films and managed to make her space as an actress.

"Hopefully I will get more films from Bollywood as well after the release of the web series.
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Celebrations galore for team Sanju as performances get awards

The biggest blockbuster of the last year, Sanju has been winning big at the award ceremonies owing to the remarkable performances of the leading actors. Ranbir Kapoor and Vicky Kaushal have been winning big at the award functions bagging the Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor respectively for Sanju.

Slipping into the skin of Sanjay Dutt, Ranbir Kapoor impersonated the mannerisms, accent, and behaviour of the actor under the impeccable guidance of director Rajkumar Hirani, creating a split image of the veteran Superstar on screen. Acknowledging the efforts of immersing himself into the character, Ranbir Kapoor won the best actor award at Zee Cine Awards as well as Filmfare.

Vicky Kaushal emerged as the breakthrough actor after his splendid performance as Kamli in Sanju. Bringing to screen the heartwarming bond between two best friends, Vicky Kaushal's Kamli soon became the parameter to define friendships. Awarding the perseverance of the young actor,
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Reasons to watch Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga

Fox Star Studio presents Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga produced by Vidhu Vinod Chopra and is directed by Shelly Chopra Dhar which also mark as her debut film is all set to release tomorrow. Having the most unique story, there's a lot of buzz around the film which will pull all the audience to the theatre.

Here are 5 reasons why you should head to the theatres for this flick:

An Entertainment film to have a bold topic as its core: Bollywood has witnessed many breakout stories which have been praised by the audience. With Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga the makers decided to essay the bold topic of acceptance and coming out of the box, the film interestingly presents the sensitive subject!

Father-Daughter relationship: Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga brings the real-life father-daughter duo Anil Kapoor-Sonam Kapoor together on screen for the first time.
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Rajkumar Hirani, Acclaimed Indian Film Director, Faces Sex Harassment Accusation

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Bollywood fans reacted in shock today at a report that Rajkumar Hirani, one of India’s most successful and acclaimed filmmakers, has been accused by an actress of sexual harassment.

Hirani has denied the allegations and no lawsuit has been filed. He is best known as the director of Hindi language films Munna Bhai M.B.B.S., Lage Raho Munnabhai, 3 Idiots, Pk, and Sanju. The films have won multiple awards in India and are regarding as groundbreaking.

The allegation arises from an alleged series of incidents involving a female assistant director who worked on the 2018 film Sanju, a biopic of Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt that was released in June 2018. The film has since grossed $83 million worldwide and has six nominations at the upcoming Asian Film Awards, including a best director nod for Hirani.

The unidentified woman said Hirani sexually abused her more than once between March and September 2018 during post-production on Sanju.
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Sanju director accused of sexual assault - Official statement here!

Director Rajkumar Hirani, who has directed films like 3 Idiots, Sanju, Munnabhai series, Pk etc., was recently accused of sexual assault by a woman who worked with the director in his recent flick - Sanju.

However, Rajkumar Hirani, responding through his lawyer Anand Desai, has categorically denied the allegations.

In an email to Huff Post India, a media organisation, the statement from his team read: “At the outset, our client states that the allegations made against him are false, mischievous, scandalous, motivated and defamatory,”

The woman had apparently mailed Vinod Vidhu Chopra, the co-producer of Sanju, about the incident on November...

‘3 Idiots’ Director Rajkumar Hirani Accused of Sexual Harassment

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‘3 Idiots’ Director Rajkumar Hirani Accused of Sexual Harassment
Updated: Rajkumar Hirani, one of India’s most successful filmmakers, has been accused of sexual harassment. His accuser is a woman assistant director who worked on Hirani’s 2018 blockbuster “Sanju.”

Hirani has denied all accusations. The alleged harassment took place during the post production process of “Sanju.” The film was released in June 2018 and grossed $83 million worldwide. It has six nominations at the upcoming Asian Film Awards, including a best director selection for Hirani.

After initially speaking through his lawyer, Hirani issued a media statement on Sunday: “I was completely shocked when these allegations were brought to my notice about two months back. I had suggested immediately that it is essential to take this matter to any committee or any legal body. The complainant has chosen to go to the media instead. I want to very strongly state that this is a false, malicious and mischievous story being spread with
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Asian Film Awards 2019: Lee Chang-dong’s Korean Drama ‘Burning’ Leads Nominations

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Asian Film Awards 2019: Lee Chang-dong’s Korean Drama ‘Burning’ Leads Nominations
Lee Chang-dong’s Cannes hit Burning scored the most nominations for the 2019 Asian Film Awards. The Korean mystery-drama was nominated for eight awards, including best film. Scroll down for nominations in major categories.

Other best film nominees were Hirokazu Kore-eda’s Shoplifters, Pema Tseden’s Jinpa, Wen Muye’s Dying To Survive, and Rajkumar Hirani’s Sanju. The nominations were announced in Hong Kong on Friday afternoon. The winners will be revealed at a ceremony in the same city on Sunday, March 17.

Cannes Palme d’Or winner Shoplifters, Sanju, and Zhang Yimou’s Shadow each garnered six nominations. Kore-eda’s acclaimed drama also won the top film prize at the Asia Pacific Screen Awards in November.

In Burning, Jong-su bumps into a girl who used to live in the same neighborhood as him, who asks him to look after her cat while on a trip to Africa. When back, she introduces Ben,
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‘Burning’ Tops Asian Film Awards Nominations

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‘Burning’ Tops Asian Film Awards Nominations
Lee Chang-dong’s smoldering drama “Burning” picked up the largest number of nominations Friday for the 2019 edition of the Asian Film Awards. The Korean adaptation of a Japanese short story was nominated in eight categories, including best film.

Other best film nominees were Pema Tseden’s “Jinpa,” Wen Muye’s “Dying to Survive,” Rajkumar Hirani’s “Sanju,” and Hirokazu Kore-eda’s “Shoplifters.”

The nominations were announced in Hong Kong on Friday afternoon. The prize ceremony will be held in Hong Kong on Sunday, March 17.

Shoplifters,” “Sanju,” and Zhang Yimou’s “Shadow” ranked narrowly behind “Burning” with six nominations each. Hong Kong crime thriller “Project Gutenberg” earned five nods, while “Jinpa” and “Dying to Survive” both received four.

While “Burning” and “Shoplifters” are both among the front-runners, as they have been at festivals and award events through the year, the Afa nominations rank them differently.

Shoplifters” won the Palme d’Or in Cannes,
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Asian Film Awards: South Korea's 'Burning' Tops Nominations

Asian Film Awards: South Korea's 'Burning' Tops Nominations
It is a battle of legends.

While South Korean auteur Lee Chang-dong's mystery drama Burning leads the nominations for the 13th Asian Film Awards with eight, Japanese modern master Hirokazu Kore-eda's Cannes-crowned Shoplifters, Hindi film industry hitmaker Rajkumar Hirani's blockbuster Sanju and Chinese cinema great Zhang Yimou's action epic Shadow are in hot pursuit with six each.

Lee, Kore-eda and Hirani will face each other in both the best film and best director categories, whereas all the noms bagged by Zhang's Shadow are for technical awards.

Chinese megahit Dying to Survive, which grossed $453 million in the country, and Chinese Tibetan-language ...
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Mumbai 2018 Dispatch: India Spreads Its Wings With Strong Showings At Mami

The 20th edition of Mumbai's flagship film event, Jio Mami Mumbai Film Festival with Star, kicked off on Thursday evening with a blessedly brief, but star-studded opening ceremony at the Gateway of India in the southern part of the city. Hosted by actress Kalki Koechlin, the event was mostly an excuse for everyone to get dressed up and ogle a few key Bollywood superstars on the red carpet. Actor Aamir Khan led the charge, with others like director Rajkumar Hirani, actress Jaya Bachchan, and other members of various layers of Bollywood strata made their appearances.  It was also an opportunity for the organizers, led by critic and festival director Anupama Chopra, to address some of the controversy regarding the recently inflamed #metoo movement that has...

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10 Interesting Things about Sanjay Dutt that will surely delight you!

Our very own Munna Bhai did a Facebook Live interview yesterday and his answers have left us more in awe of him! Sanjay Dutt walked in a desi T-shirt that said, ‘Pure Punjabi’ expressing his pride of being a Punjabi Munda and it has been loved by all his fans.

Here are 10 interesting things that Baba shared with the audience:

Signature Baba Walk

When asked about his iconic walk, Sanjay Dutt revealed how his walk was actually natural. After being noticed in films, even the Bollywood industry loved it. Over a time, it got picked up by his fans and received a huge following.

Khalnaayak

How often have we looked at Sanjay Dutt walking and thought as if the song, ‘Naayak Nahi, Khalnaayak Hoon Main’ was playing in the background? Effing number of times!

Autobiography

After Sanju, Sanjay Dutt will be writing his autobiography for Harper Collins which is scheduled
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Tabrez Noorani’s Love Sonia wins big at The Indian film festival of Melbourne 2018

Filmmaker Tabrez Noorani’s Love Sonia has been honored by the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne 2018 with two awards, winning the Best Indie Film and the Best Supporting Performance Award to actress Richa Chadha. The film was also the opening film at the festival. Also honored was Actress Freida Pinto who won the diversity award at the festival.

Director Tabrez Noorani shares, “Love Sonia is an important film, not only for me but also for the inspiring cast and crew that gave this movie their all. To have this recognized by the Iffm means a lot.”

Actress Mrunal Thakur says, “I am extremely happy to know that a film like Love Sonia is getting appreciations and winning awards, I always wanted my film to be such where it leaves an impact on audience’s hearts and they take home a message. I really appreciate the team’s effort and glad
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Sanju breaks a Baahubali box-office record!!!

Sanju is one of the biggest hits of the year, the film has grossed close to 350 crores from the Indian box office alone making it the 3rd most collecting Hindi film.

This Ranbir Kapoor starrer continues to hold on in spite of several new releases. Rajkumar Hirani is one director who surely knows the pulse of the audience that he caters too.

Not just in India, Sanju has performed well in some of the other parts of the world as well. In fact, it has now crossed Baahubali 2's lifetime collections in Australia making Sanju the 3rd highest grossing film...

Wow! One more biopic on Sanjay Dutt? Look who is directing it!

It is safe to say that Rajkumar Hirani's Sanjay Dutt biopic, Sanju is one of 2018's biggest box-office hits! The film opened to positive reviews and is still making a lot of money all over the world. 

Meanwhile, director Ram Gopal Varma has reportedly stated that he will be making his version of the Sanjay Dutt biopic very soon. Apparently, Rgv will be dealing with that part of Sanju's life where he possessed an AK56 rifle, and about the terrorism charges that he faced following the 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts. 

For now, Rgv has only given the positive nod when...

Never-Before-Seen Sanju Song Premieres

Rajkumar Hirani’s Sanju has become the must-see blockbuster event of the summer and has already grossed over 323 crores in India plus over $7 million in North America becoming one of the highest grossing Bollywood films of all-time. Now the Ranbir Kapoor film has unveiled the exciting new music video for the song “Bhopu Baj Raha Hain” which did not make it into the film and can be seen for the first time.

Sung by Nakash Aziz, the song is a quintessential 90s Bolly track

Check it out

Earning four-star reviews from film critics, Sanju is now playing in cinemas all across the U.S. and Canada and around the world.

Be sure to check out our interviews with Ranbir Kapoor, producer Vidhu Vinod Chopra and director Rajkumar Hirani.
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Whopping: Budget and profit details for Sanju!

It is a known fact that Rajkumar Hirani’s Sanju featuring Ranbir Kapoor in the lead marked a major record in Bollywood. The team is flying colors with its strong numbers at the box office even after crossing beyond its 3rd week.

Talking about box office numbers, the film has entered the 300 crores mark with style and is currently standing at 319.64 crores. The making of the film approximately cost 80 crores which makes the return on investment to 239.64 crores.

Looks like the film is getting bigger every day!
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