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Gurmeet Choudhary’s dream European holiday with wife Debina is trending on social media

Soon to be seen in J P Dutta’s multi-starrer, Paltan, Gurmeet Choudhary has been dotting his Instagram handle with pictures of him and his wife enjoying a holiday in Europe. Known as Ram and Sita of television, before Gurmeet’s advent into films, the talented actor and his wife, Debina Bonnerjee have been giving every one relationship goals. After they fell in love while working together on the popular mythological show, Ramayan, in 2008, the couple remains besotted with each other and their pictures together gives that away.
The talented actor and his wife have been giving everyone relationship goals
Knowing that his wife always wanted to backpack through Europe, Gurmeet planned a surprise holiday for her. The couple visited the London Eye in the Queen’s City and The Atomium in Brussels, and tourist attractions in Prague, Vienna and Budapest. Gurmeet will arrive in India on the 19th of January and resume shooting for his upcoming military drama immediately.
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#ArbaazKhan will be seen speaking chaste Marathi dialogues in Nirdosh

Actor Arbaaz Khan will be seen voicing a series of dialogues in impeccable Marathi in his forthcoming film, Nirdosh.  The actor will be seen playing the role of Inspector Lokhande, an honest and upright Maharastrian cop who follows the rule book in the crime thriller. According to directors, Pradeep Rangwani and Subroto Paul, it took them three weeks to finalise the actor’s look for the film. While he has played the role of a cop previously, Arbaaz was so kicked up about the role that he rehearsed for weeks together to work on his character traits and get his Marathi accent right for the role. Pradeep recently spoke about how Arbaaz had perfected his character with the right body language and mannerisms, despite his initial reservations.

The actor was so excited about the way the film had shaped up that he recently organized a special screening for his family. In a recent interview Arbaaz said that he was most passionate about acting despite the fact that he got into production and direction. Produced by UV Films, Nirdosh also stars Manjari Fadnis, Ashmit Patel and Mahek Chahal, and is scheduled for release on January 19.

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#UrvashiRautela regales audiences with her scintillating dance moves at Umang 2018

Actress and supermodel Urvashi Rautela who brought the stage down with her recent live-wire performance on New Year’s Eve at Kolkata, set the stage on fire once again this time at Umang 2018-the annual event held in celebration of the Mumbai police yesterday. The actress enthralled the audiences with her magical dance moves as she performed to a medley of songs from the recent Tiger Zinda Hai number Swag Se Swagat to Crazy Kiya Re,  A.R. Rahman’s memorable composition Urvashi Urvashi and her own iconic Kaabil number, Saara Zaamaa, with which she got the world grooving not so long ago. The interesting addition to her performance however was Justin Bieber’s version of the internationally famous track, Despacito, which topped the global charts last year. Urvashi had earlier admitted to be an ardent fan of Justin Bieber and was among the privileged few to get a personal audience with him during his India concert.

According to sources, the actress who prepares for each of her performances, rehearsed day and night for her Umang performance. Among the other personalities who performed at the event were Shah Rukh Khan, Hrithik Roshan, Katrina Kaif, Ranveer Singh, Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt and others. Urvashi will be seen next in Hate Story 4, where she will be playing the main protagonist. The movie is scheduled to hit the screens on March 9, 2018.

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Tiger Zinda Hai emerges highest grossing Salman starrer at Sri Lanka box-office

By Manishaa R

The film has redefined the following for Salman starrers in the market which is traditionally dominated by Shah Rukh and Salman Khan

While Tiger Zinda Hai recreated box-office history in several Indian and overseas territories, few are aware that the film also achieved the unique distinction of grossing the highest business for a Salman starrer in Sri Lanka. According to famed distributor Kalapi Nagada of Cinekorn Entertainment, Tiger Zinda Hai was hailed by audiences at the Srilankan box-office, despite the fact that the market is traditionally dominated by Shah Rukh Khan, “Both Shah Rukh and Aamir command a cult following in Sri Lanka, while Salman starrers are a big draw in the Middle East but Tiger Zinda Hai broke that pattern at the Srilankan box-office. It has also changed the way Salman starrers are perceived,” Kalapi revealed.

Kalapi who had also released the first installment Ek Tha Tiger and the Salman starrers, Kick and Sultan in Sri Lanka, added that the film had redefined the market for Salman starrers in the region, “The film did a business in the range of $1, 50,000 to $2,00,000, which is what Aamir and Shah Rukh starrers normally command there. It was exciting because the audiences were absolutely impressed with the action scenes and the entire packaging of the film. This is certainly one of the biggest Salman Khan grosser in Sri Lanka,” he said.

“Both Shah Rukh and Aamir command a cult following in Sri Lanka, while Salman starrers are a big draw in the Middle East but Tiger Zinda Hai broke that pattern at the Sri Lankan box-office”- Kalapi Nagada, Srilanka distributor, Tiger Zinda Hai

The distributor who is now readying for the release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmaavat in the region said that Sri Lanka was the next big market for Hindi films in South East Asia after Singapore, “There is a huge draw for Hindi cinema. It is almost on par with India as far as the inclination towards Hindi movies is concerned, with both the Tamil-speaking audiences and the Sinhalese, endorsing them,” Kalapi revealed.

 

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“The protests in India have raised the anticipation for #Padmaavat in neighbouring Srilanka”

By Manishaa R

Kalapi Nagada, the Srilanka distributor of Padmaavat talks about the craze for the film in the neighbouring country and how the Ministry intervened when the release was abruptly called off in December last year.

While Padmavaat continues to be dogged by protests in India, there is a huge anticipation surrounding the release of the film in neighbouring Srilanka. According to Kalapi Nagada of Cinekorn Entertainment, the protests in India have further heightened the curiosity about the film, “The audiences there are curious to know about the controversy and the so-called history behind Padmavati and Alauddin Khilji,” Kalapi revealed, adding that the exhibitors in Srilanka were all geared up for the January 25 release of the film.

Kalapi recalled how there was a huge disappointment when the December 2017 release of the film was called off following protests, “The audiences there were unhappy about the release being called off as they were eagerly looking forward to the film. We had gone ahead with the marketing but we were forced to withdraw all the pre-release promotions after the  release was put on hold,”

The famed distributor was caught in a tight spot when the Srilankan Government sought to intervene and find out the reason for the development, “The Ministry there was curious  to know why the release of the film had been called off. Fortunately by that time the protests had intensified and the world release of Padmavati now Padmaavat, was officially called off. It became a well-known fact,” he revealed.

“We are specially releasing the Tamil dubbed version of the film in Srilanka and the audiences are eager to catch it. We are planning to release it in 75 screens across Srilanka” – Kalapi Nagada, Srilanka distributor of Padmavati

Interestingly the film is not being marketed as a Deepika Padukone starrer in Srilanka. On the contrary it is Ranveer Singh who commands a huge fan-following in Srilanka, “The audiences in Srilanka are eager to watch Ranveer Singh in the role of Alauddin Khilji. Ranveer  has a great following here and they are excited about the fact that he is back in a Sanjay Leela Bhansali film,” Kalapi revealed.

Moreover Kalapi is also releasing the  dubbed Tamil version besides the Hindi version, for Srilankan Tamil audiences, “We are specially releasing the Tamil dubbed version of the film in Srilanka and the audiences are eager to catch it. We are planning to release it in 75 screens across Srilanka, one of the largest release ever for a Sanjay Bhansali film,” Kalapi revealed.

 

 

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#HrithikRoshan super-hero franchise Krrish 4 locked for Christmas 2020 release

Rakesh Roshan chooses occasion of Hrithik’s birthday, describes it as a birthday treat for the superstar’s fans

By Manishaa R

While Hrithik Roshan fans are going crazy on the social media, wishing him on his 44th birthday, filmmaker Rakesh Roshan decided to reward his fans with a special gift by announcing the release date of Krrish 4.  The fourth installment of the most celebrated superhero franchise starring Hrithik Roshan has been locked for Christmas 2020. Rakesh Roshan took to Twitter to make the announcement, “Today is perhaps the best day to make the release day of Krrish 4 official. Crhistmas 2020 it is. A gift for all of you on Hrithik’s birthday. Happy birthday Hrithik,” his tweet read.

Rakesh Roshan’s last film Kaabil starring Hrithik Roshan and Yami Gautam, had taken the box-office by storm last year on the eve of Republic Day, despite the formidable clash with Shah Rukh Khan’s Raees. The maker in an earlier interview had revealed that he had “a gem of an idea” for the fourth installment of Krrish and he wanted to leave no stone unturned for it. He had also said that he planned the graph of a film only after locking the script and how he wanted to unfold the story on screen.

“Today is perhaps the best day to make the release day of Krrish 4 official. Christmas 2020 it is. A gift for all of you on Hrithik’s birthday”- Rakesh Roshan

The father-son duo of Rakesh and Hrithik Roshan, have had an indomitable record at the box-office from Kaho Na Pyaar Hai to Kaabil. The last installment of Krrish was released on 4th November, 2013 in over 4000 screens worldwide. The film made history at the box-office with a domestic business of Rs 244 crores in India and a worldwide collection in the range of Rs 290 crores.  Hrithik presently has two other films Super 30 and YRF’s next but Christmas 2020 would definitely be one to watch out for.

 

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Boom Boom New York: #KaranJohar will be seen playing himself in this reality comedy

Karan Johar, who makes a return to acting with Boom Boom New York, will be seen playing himself in the reality comedy revolving around the IIFA awards. The film will be a hilarious take on the backstage happenings of the awards gala night. Karan had made his full-fledged debut in acting three years ago in the 2015, Ranbir-Anushka starrer, Bombay Velvet, after which he had sworn never to act again following the disastrous response to the film. Subsequently there were reports that the enterprising filmmaker was all set to return to acting in a pivotal double role in the above laugh riot, which was earlier titled, Crazy Hum. Apparently the makers redefined the characterizations in the film which has now been shot in 3D, also making it the first comedy to be shot in the format.

There were reports that the enterprising filmmaker was all set to return to acting in a pivotal double role in the above laugh riot, which was earlier titled, Crazy Hum.

Boom Boom New York boasts of a huge ensemble cast including Lara Dutta, Diljit Dosanjh, Sonakshi Sinha, Riteish Deshmukh and Boman Irani, with Lara playing the role of a backstage management head. Produced by Vashu Bhagnani, the reality comedy tells the story of two unlikely youngsters who are in search of a better life and find themselves on an unexpected trip to New York City. The film has been directed by Indian-American writer and director, Chakri Toleti, who is best known for his Kamal Haasan starrer, Eenadu, the official remake of A Wednesday. More interestingly the film has been shot in 3D, making it the first Hindi comedy to be shot in the format. Boom Boom New York is scheduled for a February 23, 2018 release.

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#PriyankaChopra collaborates with “Firebrand” director Aruna Raje for her next Marathi production

It looks like Priyanka Chopra has some great plans lined up in the New Year. To start with the actress has announced her next Marathi production under her banner, Purple Pebble Pictures. Titled Firebrand, the film will be directed by National Award winning writer and director Aruna Raje, a firebrand director herself, best known for her 1988 Hema Malini starrer, Rihahee. The film will also mark Raje’s foray into Marathi cinema. This will be the third Marathi film from Priyanka’s banner, Purple Pebble Pictures, the last being the Marathi comedy Kaay Re Rascala. However it was her award-winning Marathi production, Ventilator that made headlines with the way it was acclaimed by both the national and the international audiences.

Raje in a statement revealed that the film was a take on relationships, “Firebrand is a contemporary story about relationships and the highs and lows people deal with in their lives,” she said, adding that she was delighted to collaborate with the team of Priyanka Chopra and Madhu Chopra, “I am glad that Priyanka Chopra and Dr Madhu Chopra are focussing on regional cinema and backing unusual and good subjects in an endeavour to create meaningful cinema,” she said.
Firebrand boasts of a formidable cast of veteran actors from Marathi cinema including Usha Jadhav, Girish Kulkarni, Sachin Khedekar and Rajeshwari Sachdev. While Usha Jadhav will be seen playing the role of a successful lawyer Sunanda Raut, Girish Kulkarni will essay the role of her husband Madhav Patkar, an architect by profession. Sachin Khedekar and Rajeshwari Sachdev play a couple in the movie which is high on drama.

Priyanka’s mother, Dr Madhu Chopra, described it as s subject with high emotional values, which was also evident in the banner’s award-winning film, Ventilator, “The general acceptance from the family audience for Ventilator has once again reinstated my faith in backing scripts with high emotional values, interesting characters and are entertaining at the same time.”

Last year Priyanka Chopra had announced three regional children films all with women directors to be produced under her banner. The actress  had later said that the decision had everything to do with the fact that she wanted to hail woman power and talent.

The collaboration between Priyanka and Madhu Chopra and Aruna Raje, would be interesting considering that Aruna Raje has always celebrated woman power on screen and Priyanka Chopra besides establishing her distinct identity as an international icon, has always encouraged talented woman directors for her production house. Last year the actress had made headlines when she announced three regional children films all with women directors to be produced by her banner. Priyanka had later said that the decision had everything to do with the fact that she wanted to hail woman power and talent.

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After Tiger Zinda Hai, Salman Khan’s performance in #Race3 would be one to watch out for, says producer Ramesh Taurani

Race 3 will showcase an altogether new side to the superstar’s acting potential, says producer Ramesh Taurani 

By Manishaa R

With Tiger Zinda Hai setting the precedent of being the third Salman starrer to cross the Rs 300 crore mark at the domestic box-office in just 16 days, all eyes are now on Salman Khan’s next release, Race 3. Trade experts point out that the anticipation for the Eid release of the film is higher than ever before after the phenomenal response to Tiger Zinda Hai. Meanwhile the producer of Race 3, Ramesh Taurani has congratulated Salman for the extraordinary success of the film, “It was a well-deserving success for Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, director Ali Abbas Zafar and the entire team. The action was of an international scale, so were the out of the ordinary performances. We are proud to have Salman on board for Race 3,” Taurani said adding that he and the entire Race team were upbeat about the film from day one, “Salman had organized a special screening for the whole Race team including director Remo D’souza a day before its release and all of us were very impressed with the film,” he recalled.

According to Taurani, while the audiences hailed Salman Khan in the nail-biting action in TZH, Race 3 would showcase a new side of the superstar’s acting skills, “The USP of Race is its intricate plot and its edge of the seat entertainment. There would be high-octane action too but the focus would be on the sleek outcome where it will always be mind over muscle. Salman’s role in Race 3 would be new and unusual and his performance would be one to watch out for. The fact that he is teaming up once again with Jacqueline Fernandez makes it very special, so is the presence of Anil Kapoor. We are looking at this being the most sleek and stylish thriller of the franchise,” Taurani revealed.

“Salman’s role in Race 3 would be new and unusual and his performance would be one to watch out for. The fact that he is teaming up once again with Jacqueline Fernandez makes it very special, so is the presence of Anil Kapoor” – Producer Ramesh Taurani

More interestingly the art director of Tiger Zinda Hai, Rajnish Hedao of Acropolis DMG, has also done the art direction of Race 3. Hedao was instrumental in creating and designing a 20,000 sq meter set, where TZH was shot extensively for 65 days. “Race 3 will be yet another addition to Rajnish’s formidable work. He has given the film a very authentic look with his unique art-direction,” Taurani revealed.

Race 3, which marks the first collaboration of Salman Khan and director Remo D’souza, as actor and director, also stars Anil Kapoor, Jacqueline Fernandez, Bobby Deol, Saquib Saleem and Daisy Shah. What is exciting though is the fact that Salman is making his debut in the Race franchise with this installment. The film is scheduled for release on June