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Hrithik Roshan starrer Kaabil to have a grand release in China

Two and a half years after it won the hearts of Indian audiences in January 2017, the Hrithik Roshan-Yami Gautam starrer Kaabil is now set to have a grand release in China on June 5, 2019. It will also mark Hrithik’s debut in the China market. The intense revenge saga directed by Rakesh Roshan, replete with romance and emotions, will be reportedly released with a record number of 15,000 screens,

Post Kaabil’s release in India, both the critics and the audience couldn’t stop admiring Hrithik’s performance in the movie. With power-packed characterizations, realistic setting and great music, the story of a differently-abled couple stormed the Indian cinema and received unprecedented success world-wide. Both Hrithik and Yami bagged countless praises for their extraordinary acting skills in the movie. Hrithik has played several challenging roles in the past with movies like Jodhaa Akbar, besides India’s first superhero series- Koi Mil Gaya and Krissh. But the multi-faceted actor made an ever-lasting impression with his portrayal of a differently abled character in the movie.

Meanwhile, Hrithik Roshan is eagerly looking forward to the China response for the film, “Kaabil is extremely close to my heart and it is overwhelming to see it reach to even more people now, with the impending release in China. I gave every bit of myself to this specially-abled character. The process of getting into the shoes of the character while fighting a tragic situation was a powerful and agonizing feeling at the same time,” the actor said.

“Kaabil is extremely close to my heart and it is overwhelming to see it reach to even more people now, with the impending release in China. I gave every bit of myself to this specially-abled character”- Hrithik Roshan

According to producer Rakesh Roshan, Kaabil was the right opportunity for Hrithik to play something out of his comfort zone, “Hrithik has always had an alluring persona in Bollywood, known for his good looks and attractive personality. We wanted him to play something more challenging and we stumbled upon Kaabil in which Hrithik played a visually impaired man. With the kind of script we had in our hand, I knew this role would further amplify Hrithik’s skills as an actor”

B4U’s Film Division Head, Sunil Shah is confident that Kaabil will break new ground at the China box-office, “I believe on the basis of a gripping story line, revered actors and a ‘Global Hit’ status, Kaabil can open up new avenues for Indian Cinema in China. Moreover, I feel privileged to be associated with one of the most talented actors of the Indian film industry – Hrithik Roshan and the visionary producer of this era, Mr. Rakesh Roshan.

Kaabil is produced by FilmKraft, imported by China Film Group Corporation and is distributed and translated by China film group. It is distributed internationally by B4U Motion Pictures Release, and is promoted by Tianjin Qitai Culture Communication Co. LTD

 

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“The Congress is forgetting that ‘The Accidental PM’ is produced by the same man who also produced the controversial film ‘Shahid’” – Ashoke Pandit

 

Amidst fresh reports of Youth Congress workers in UP and MP threatening to stall the release of The Accidental Prime Minister, the co-producer of the movie, filmmaker and social activist, Ashoke Pandit has slammed the Congress party for projecting the film as a BJP propaganda, “I think this is a totally immature and laughable response from the Congress. The whole country very well knows that the film is based on a book written by Sanjay Barua, who was a Congress man himself.  Are they trying to take away the credit from Barua by opposing the film? Also it is a well-known fact that the film depicts the journey of Manmohan Singh and ho w he was treated during his tenure by the Gandhi family,” Ashoke Pandit said.

Pandit also questioned leaders of the Congress some of whom mentioned Anupam Kher as a “BJP stooge” because of the latter’s vocal support for Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his party, “How can they stoop so low? Anupam Kher’s choice of roles has nothing to do with his political ideology. He is one of the biggest icons of the country; he is free to choose the role that appeals most to him, knowing his acting caliber. He has a track record of more than 500 films and is a Padmashri and Padmavibhushan awardee. He is a teacher, professor and a former CBFC chairperson besides FTII chairperson. He is also a writer and opinion maker and all that he has achieved so far is entirely on his own merit. How can they take away all his hard work by passing such a frivolous remark?” he asked,

“How can they stoop so low? Anupam Kher’s choice of roles has nothing to do with his political ideology. He is one of the biggest icons of the country”

According to Pandit, the people who were raising questions about the film being politically motivated were forgetting that it also had people on board who were known to be staunch BJP critics, “They should also know that the creative director of the film is Hansal Mehta. We all know the lineage of Hansal Mehta, his opinion on Narendra Modi and BJP.

Likewise the producer of the film is Sunil Bohra, who produced the 2013 film Shahid, based on slain lawyer, Shahid Azmi, “The hero of the film was a defense lawyer who defended people on the wrong side of the law. Bohra hails from the well-known family of filmmaker Shriram Bohra and has also produced films like Gangs of Wasseypur and Tanu Weds Manu. Are they questioning his lineage?” Pandit said, adding that every filmmaker was free to follow a political ideology, “In cinema when we conceive an idea every individual has a right to follow a particular opinion, leader or concept in politics. That doesn’t mean it is propaganda or anti-propaganda,” he added.

Meanwhile the Maharashtra Youth Congress has withdrawn its demand for a special screening of the film, which it had earlier insisted upon, “As BJP has tweeted the trailer of the movie from their official twitter handle, it is now evident that it is BJP’s propaganda/campaign movie. Hence we don’t even want to see this BJP’s campaign movie,” the Maharashtra Youth Congress President Satyajeet Tambe-Patil tweeted. “It is an indicator that the Congress has now got cold feet. It has gone on its back foot realizing that it is giving the film further publicity by protesting against it. They have decided that they would rather be silent on it,” Pandit said.

The Accidental Prime Minister is a political biopic based on former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh. The film is based on a book of the same name written by Sanjay Baru, who was Singh’s media advisor from 2004 to 2008. The film which is due for release has been in the eye of a storm after the BJP shared the trailer on its twitter handle with the caption, “Riveting tale of how a family held the country to ransom for 10 long years.”

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Aayush Sharma, Arpita Khan Sharma recreate wedding moments on the eve of her birthday

The two cherish special moments at the plush Falaknuma palace in Hyderabad where they exchanged wedding vows three years ago

It was a nostalgic moment for Salman Khan’s sister, Arpita Khan when hubby Aayush Sharma flew her down to Hyderabad to celebrate her birthday at Taj’s royal Falaknuma palace. The place holds special significance for the adorable couple and they chose it as the perfect destination for Arpita’s birthday celebration.

It may be recalled that Aayush and Arpita got married in a fairytale-like wedding on November 18, 2014 at the Falaknuma palace, which was specially chosen by brother Salman Khan for the occasion. The superstar had booked the entire palace venue consisting of 60 plush rooms for two days for the grand ceremony. The pictures of the two along with son, Ahil have been recently trending on social media showcasing the deep affection they share for each other.

Recalled Aayush, “It’s been three years now since our marriage. I wanted to do something really special for Arpita’s birthday. So celebrating her birthday at the Falaknuma Palace was the best way to relive those amazing moments with family and close friends.”

As of now, Aayush is eagerly looking forward to the release of his debut film, Loveratri, produced by his brother-in-law and mentor Salman Khan, under his own banner, Salman Khan Films. Directed by debutant director Abhiraj Minawala and co-starring Warina Hussain, the film is scheduled to release on October 5th, 2018.

 

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Sanjay Dutt to make a grand return to comedy genre with his next film, Blockbuster

A few months ago on the eve of the completion of 14 years of the rip-roaring comedy, Munnabhai MBBS, Sanjay Dutt in an interview said that the film was closest to his heart and it was one character that truly defined him, “That’s actually me, how I am in real life,” he said.

The superstar who was lauded for his amazing comic timing in the Rajkumar HIrani directed film, is now set to return to the comedy genre in a big way with a musical comedy titled Blockbuster. Written by the hit team of Sajid Farhad who are best known for the Golmaal, Housefull 2 and Dhamaal Returns franchise, the laugh riot is being produced by Sandeep Singh of Legend Studios, who had last co-produced the Sanjay Dutt starrer, Bhoomi. It marks the directorial debut of Ajay Arora and Lovel Arora, who are known to be close childhood friends of Sanju Baba and have several music videos to their credit.

Talking about his forte for comedy, Sanjay Dutt said, “I have always loved doing comedy. It is the genre that makes me feel at home. The scale of Blockbuster is huge and multi-starrers always connect well with audiences. I am really excited about working with Sandeep again.”

“I have always loved doing comedy. It is the genre that makes me feel at home”- Sanjay Dutt

Producer Sandeep Singh added, “It was my dream to make a comedy with Baba. There are few people who can make you laugh like he does. It’s not just his timing that is perfect; the expressions he gives are hilarious. It is also wonderful to be working with Ajay and Lovel who bring years of experience and creativity to Bollywood.”

Meanwhile directors Ajay Arora and Lovel Arora are eagerly looking forward to making a grand directorial debut, “This is a huge opportunity for us. All the directors from Rajkumar Hirani to David Dhawan who have debuted with Sanjay have had fabulous success. We are very excited and more so because it’s Sanjay that we would be directing for our debut,” they said.

Produced by Sandeep Singh, Blockbuster is set to go on the floor in April and will be shot almost entirely in Mauritius.

 

 

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Thugs of Hindostan will mark Big B’s return to intense action, confirms #AamirKhan

The much-talked about action-adventure Thugs Of Hindostan, which will witness Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir teaming up for the first time on screen, will also witness Big B’s return to high voltage action in a one of a kind role that he is playing in the film. This was revealed by Aamir Khan on the eve of his 53rd birthday yesterday when he recalled how the charismatic megastar was back to work after the health scare a day ago due to an excruciating pain in his back and shoulder, “Amit-ji will be seen doing complex action scenes after a long time with Thugs of Hindostan; it was a challenging experience for him shooting for the action. It can be physically taxing and he had severe pain in his back and shoulders but he is coping very well with it and we shot together subsequently,” Aamir said.

The superstar also recalled how Amitabh Bachchan was the first one to wish him on his birthday at midnight, “I was fervently hoping that he would be the first one to wish me and that’s exactly what happened. We were shooting and I was not aware about the time but suddenly I heard his booming voice on the mike. He wished me in front of the unit and I was overjoyed,” Aamir said.

He later spoke about how he cherished working with the megastar, “It is my dream come true to work with him. I want this film with Mr Bachchan to be the most memorable film of my career. I am hoping that Thugs of Hindostan is hailed by the audiences,” he said.

“I want this film with Mr Bachchan to be the most memorable film of my career” – Aamir Khan

The actor had way back tweeted about his excitement of working with Big B, when the film was announced, “Finally, the moment I’ve been waiting for has come… to work with my icon, Mr. Bachchan! Thanks Adi, Victor, for ‘Thugs of Hindostan’. I’m too thrilled to be working with the actor I have admired all of my life. Shoot starts early next year, and the release has been locked for Diwali 2018. Can’t wait to get started! Fingers crossed,” he had written.

Thugs of Hindostan, which is directed by Vijay Krishna Acharya co-stars Katrina Kaif and Fatima Sana Sheikh and is scheduled for a Diwali 2018 release.

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Katrina Kaif’s popularity touches a new high with a record 8.5 million followers on Instagram

Post the success of Tiger Zinda Hai, in which she teamed up with Salman Khan, the actress’ popularity has been on the rise on the social media and the brand endorsement market

There was a time when Katrina Kaif was publicity shy and extra cautious of the social media. It was only after she made her Facebook debut on her birthday in 2016 that she began to cherish her association with her fans, with her lifestyle posts getting a tremendous response. Katrina Kaif, who preferred to stay away from social media for the longest time had a change of in heart as she created an online presence on Instagram, much to the excitement of her fans. Probably it was due to this feedback that she had a change of heart when she decided to create her online presence on Instagram last year in April 2017, “I joined Facebook and I wanted to get a hang of things. Instagram was something that I thought of at that time and honestly, I never revisited that thought. I do think now that all the concerns that were in my head were not completely valid,” she said.

“I’m sharing real moments with my followers and enjoy having a platform where I have my own voice. It is a personal reflection of me” – Katrina Kaif

The gorgeous actress made her debut with a sun- kissed and sans makeup picture and amassed followers soon after at a staggering pace. However post the success of Tiger Zinda Hai, her popularity has touched a new high. Moreover, she has now arrived at a milestone on Instagram with a record 8.5 million followers, who cherish every detail she offers in to her interesting life.

Her followers can see her sweating it out at the gym, while she is at shoots, chilling with friends on vacations, enjoying candid moments with family and clicking selfies before performances. Thoroughly entertaining, the account throws a spotlight on the actress’ life as she gets the best of both worlds, living it out in the glamorous film business and relaxing when in an off-work mode. Prior to this, Katrina was in the news for having the most entertaining celebrity Instagram account.

Says Katrina, “It took me a while to join Instagram. I was told that I would enjoy the interactions and follow new people I like, and that is exactly what has happened. I’m having fun. I’m sharing real moments with my followers and enjoy having a platform where I have my own voice. It is a personal reflection of me.”

 

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Superstar Sunny Deol to introduce Utkarsh Sharma at grand wrap-up party of Anil Sharma’s Genius

Genius is also Anil Sharma’s fastest film shot in a record period of time

By Manishaa R

Superstar Sunny Deol who has collaborated with Anil Sharma on four successful films would be officially introducing the lead pair of his forthcoming film, Genius, Utkarsh Sharma and Ishita, at the grand wrap up party of the film to be held today. The famed filmmaker who is also celebrating his birthday today, is excitedly looking forward to the event considering the close bond he has shared with Sunny Deol over the years, “Sunny is an inherent part of my life, not just my films.  His love and blessings are always there with me. There would be no one better than Sunny to officially introduce my son, Utkarsh. Moreover, Utkarsh had played his on-screen son as a child artist in Gadar-Ek Prem Katha. Besides him, Dharamji (Dharmendra) and Bobby (Bobby Deol) are family to us. Sunny would be introducing Utkarsh and Tara Singh of Gadar would be introducing Jeete of Gadar,” Sharma said. There is also speculation that the veteran actor will be making a very special appearance in Genius but Anil Sharma does not want to speak about it yet, “I would rather speak about this at the right time,” he averred.

“There would be no one better than Sunny to officially introduce my son Utkarsh. Moreover, Utkarsh had played his on-screen son as a child artist in Gadar-Ek Prem Katha”

Genius is also one of Anil Sharma’s fastest films shot in a record period of time, despite its huge scale. The veteran director, who has to his credit some of the biggest films from Hukumat and Elan-E-Jung to Gadar-Ek Prem Katha to The Hero: Love Story Of A Spy, started shooting for the film on October 5 and wrapped up the shooting of the film in less than five months on February 28, “This is the shortest period of time I have completed a film despite mounting it on a huge canvas and shooting it in more than 12 outdoor locations. I guess it was possible because I had worked on the script for more than two years and prepared myself thoroughly on every aspect of the film,” Sharma confirmed adding that the biggest factor that made this possible was the fact that he was working with new actors, “It is an entirely different ball-game when you are working with stars,” he said.

“This is the shortest period of time I have completed a film despite mounting it on a huge canvas and shooting it in more than 12 outdoor locations”

Sharma further admitted that Genius was not massively budgeted unlike his previous films, all of which were budgeted on an extraordinary scale, “The film is no doubt a very big one as one would expect but the budget is not the same as my earlier star-studded films. The perception is that Anil Sharma makes big films and this one is his son’s debut so it would be even bigger. It certainly is a big film despite all the budgetary constraints.” Sharma revealed.

He added he wanted Utkarsh to be hailed as the hero of the audiences after the film, “I want Utkarsh to be the hero of audiences across all genres and streams. I have always made films for the universal audiences be it Gadar, Hero, Singh Saab-The Great, Hukumat, Apne or Ab Tumhare Hawale Waan Sathiyon. Genius also confirms to this aspect,” he said, adding that Ishita was the perfect new-find to be launched opposite Utkarsh, “She exudes innocence apart from her radiating beauty.  This film will take her places,” Sharma added.

“I want Utkarsh to be the hero of audiences across all genres and streams”

The story of Genius revolves around an intelligent young boy who gives a new dimension to established scientific norms with his innovative thinking and fights his battles with his intellect, “I came across this thought three years ago. The one-line story about this is ‘Dil Ki Ladaai Dimaag Se’. The head and heart are eternally in conflict but real love can win only when the head takes the initiative to solve the problems of the heart. That’s how the story was born,” Anil Sharma said.  Genius is scheduled for a grand release on August 24 this year.