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Former Miss United Continents to Star in ZERO!

Slated to release during the Christmas weekend, Zero, directed by Aanand L. Rai and starring Shah Rukh Khan, Anushka Sharma and Katrina Kaif in the lead roles added yet another credible personality to its cast and this time its the third runner-up in the 2015 Miss United Continents pageant, Sushrii Shreya Mishraa. 

As per the media reports, Sushrii has been roped in to play the role of Abhay Deol’s girlfriend. She has already shot for the film and is apparently pretty kicked about her debut. Commenting on the same, Sushrii apart from having only words of praise for her co-star Abhay, went on to gush about the film is perfect and how Mukesh Chabbra’s casting company was the sole reason for her to bag this role.

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Tabu Joins the Cast of Bharat starring Salman Khan!

Last week we reported that Disha Patani joined the cast of Salman Khan starrer Bharat, but now, we're hearing reports that veteran actress Tabu is joining the cast. Director Ali Abbas Zafar has been a fan of the actress and has been keen on working with the actor.

Details of Tabu’s character have been kept under the wraps but we hear that the national award winning actress essays an important role in this period drama. Delighted about welcoming Tabu to the cast, Ali Abbas Zafar said, “I’ve been a huge fan of Tabu’s work and always wished to work with her. After several meetings with her, I’m happy it is finally happening with Bharat and am looking forward to the shoot.”

Director Ali Abbas Zafar also took to social media to welcome Tabu saying, “Finally it’s happening, so excited to work with you, lots of love @tublb @Bharat_TheFilm @BeingSalmanKhan @priyankachopra @DishPatani @WhoSunilGrover”.

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Disha Patani to Star in Bharat with Salman Khan!

Fresh off the blockbuster success of Baaghi 2, Disha Patani had bagged a pivotal role in Salman Khan's upcoming film 'Bharat' directed by Ali Abbas Zafar (Tiger Zinda Hai fame) as Priyanka Chopra will be seen as the female lead.

A press statement from the production house claimed Disha will be essay the role of a trapeze artist in a circus set in the 1960s. With the circus segment, director Ali Abbas Zafar plans to pay an ode to Raj Kapoor. The showman’s Mera Naam Joker focussed on the life of circus artists.

Welcoming Disha Patani to the cast, director Ali said in a press statement, “The pairing of Salman and Disha in a circus set-up in the ’60s is unusual and exciting. She is a promising star and for this character, we needed a girl who looked vulnerable and beautiful yet had the physicality of an athlete. Disha fits the bill perfectly.”

The ravishing Disha Patani took to twitter and tweeted the following “Looking forward to step into the shoes of a #TrapezeArtiste .. Thank you for this challenge @BeingSalmanKhan @aliabbaszafar @atulreellife @priyankachopra #Bharat it is!!”

Produced by Atul Agnihotri’s Reel Life Production Pvt. Ltd and Bhushan Kumar’s T-Series, Bharat is slated to release on Eid, 2019.

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Vaani Kapoor to Star Opposite Ranbir Kapoor in Shamshera!

Ranbir Kapoor and Sanjay Dutt's upcoming film Shamshera directed by Karan Malhotra might have found its female lead in Vaani Kapoor. The makers finally made an announcement on Monday, May 14, about Vaani Kapoor bagging another big film.

Karan Malhotra, director of Shamshera, says, “Vaani plays Ranbir’s love interest in the film and is a very important collaborator in his character’s journey. Her character graph is interlinked to the plot of the filmmaking her a crucial catalyst in our hero’s rebellious mission.”

He adds, “Vaani is a perfect fit for the role. She is a fine actor, a fabulous dancer, and a gorgeous Hindi film heroine. We wanted someone absolutely fresh to wow audiences on the big screen and she beautifully fits that brief.”

Talking about the movie, Ranbir Kapoor earlier said, “Shamshera is exactly the film I was looking for. While growing up watching Hindi commercial cinema, I had an image of what a film hero should be doing. Shamshera allows me to do everything that I had imagined and it’s a very exciting project for me. Karan is going to take me completely out of my comfort zone and I’m looking forward to this challenge.”

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Salman Khan Starrer Dabangg 3 Delayed!?

Dabangg 3 which is set to be directed by Prabhu Deva and co-starring Sonakshi Sinha and Arbaaz Khan as the supporting cast is scheduled to release on January 25, 2019. But, due to the busy schedule of Salman Khan for Race 3 and Dus Ka Dum, the film is yet to even go on the floor. It has been learned that Dabangg 3 schedule has gone for a toss and the pre-production is taking a lot of time. The shooting will now begin on September 14 and the movie will not release in January 2019 as speculated.

As of now, Salman Khan is yet to announce the release date for Dabangg 3. The actor, currently, has an array of projects in the pipeline. After wrapping up Race 3, the actor will begin shooting for his upcoming reality show, Dus Ka Dum. Salman has already shot filming small portion of his next film Bharat which is being helmed by Ali Abbas Zafar.

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Tiger Shroff and Kriti Sanon to Reunite for Baaghi 3!?

Baaghi 2 took the box-office by storm grossing over 130 crores domestically. That's a lot! Days before the release of Baaghi 2, Sajid Nadiadwala announced the third film in the franchise as he is very much certain that the second film is going to do massive at the B.O.

However, Tiger's real-life girlfriend Disha Patani, will not be seen in the third movie (cause, unfortunately, her character died). Mumbai Mirror reports that the makers of Baaghi 3 are on the lookout for a fresh face and Kriti Sanon is topping their priority chart, who debuted in Bollywood with Tiger in Heropanti.

Talking about the abrupt announcement of Baaghi 3, Nadiadwala told the Times of India, "Writing of Baaghi 3 is still in process and within a month, we will come to know and then we will announce it. Actually, I announced it before the trailer of Baaghi 2 to my team. I wanted to give confidence before releasing Baaghi 2 to the director and the whole acting team, and I am sure that the audience will like Baaghi 2 and help us to make part three."

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Box Office: Avengers: Infinity War Reaches 96.30 Crores In Just 3 Days!

Avengers: Infinity War is undoubtedly the biggest release of the MCU ever, of course, it's a ten-year culmination of all Marvel movies and fans are beyond excited to watch their beloved superheroes together on-screen for the first time. So, as expected, the film did gangbusters not only at the worldwide box-office but also in the Indian market as well.

Released in over 2000 screens in India, the film registering an occupancy of 90-100%. Due to advance booking, the film’s collection went straight up in the skies and in just 3 days, it broke many domestic and international records. Here are the details of the B.O collections for the weekend.

Friday            Saturday        Sunday          Grand Total
31.30 crore    30.50 crore    34.50 crore    Rs. 96.30 crores

In India, the movie is the highest first weekend grosser of the year, surpassing Tiger Shroff’s Baaghi 2 and Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmaavat. As for now, on the first weekend itself, the worldwide gross of the film is 630 million and holds the second place for the highest grossing movies of 2018.

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Vidyut Jammwal and Adah Sharma Are Coming Back For Commando 3!

Commando is a smash success back in 2013 and although the sequel Commando 2 did not fare well at the box office, the producers seem to be moving forward with a third movie in the franchise. If rumors are true, Vipul Shah, the producer of the franchise has roped in both the leads Vidyut Jammwal and Adah Sharma for the third installment of the film. 

A source close to the developments says, “Yes Vipul Shah has signed both Vidyut Jammwal and Adah Sharma for Commando 3. But the cast of the film is still far from complete. In fact, Vipul is still searching for another actress to feature in the film as well.” When prodded for further details on Commando 3, the source adds, “It is still too early to talk about the story of Commando 3 but the film will be like the previous two, an out and out action entertainer.”

If everything advances as planned, Commando 3 will be directed by Aditya Dhar who is busy shooting for Uri starring Vicky Kaushal and Yami Gautam.

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Shahid Kapoor to Play a Boxer in Raja Krishna Menon's Upcoming Film!?

Two weeks before we reported that Shahid Kapoor's next film will be directed by Raja Krishna Menon (Airlift fame). According to the recent reports, Shahid will be seen playing a boxer and it will be a sports drama.

According to a report in a leading daily, "Shahid is doing a sports-based film with Raja. He wanted to explore that space for quite some time. He plays a boxer who emerges triumphant against all odds in his life."

A source close to the project added, "He needs to have a particular physique to play the character convincingly and learn the techniques of boxing. Someone had approached Shahid with the story. He liked it and since he was already discussing about collaborating with Raja, Sasha asked the filmmaker if he would want to work on it. And the latter started developing it further.”

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Kartik Aaryan to Star Opposite Kriti Sanon in His Next!?

Fresh off from the success of his latest blockbuster film Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety, multiple offers have been landing for the talented actor Kartik Aaryan. According to latest sources, the actor will now be seen opposite Kriti Sanon in a Dinesh Vijan produced film. If insiders are to be believed Kartik has given his nod to Vijan’s film and also signed on the dotted lines but the female lead is yet to be decided. Kriti Sanon’s name is making the most noise to be paired opposite Kartik.

The untitled project is said to be a romantic comedy and will be directed by cinematographer-cum-director, Laxman Utekar. In the past, Utekar has cinematographed movies like Dear Zindagi, English Vinglish, and Tevar and has also been director of photography for Hindi Medium and Blue. He has also directed two Marathi films, namely, Lalbaugchi Rani and Tapaal.

Kriti is also seen in Dinesh Vijan's directorial Raabta which is one of the worst movies of last year. So, it should be interesting if she accepts to do another film.

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Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone to Star in a New Film Under YRF!?

Post 'Padmaavat', Ranveer Singh, and Deepika Padukone were trending on social media sites these days with their marriage rumors. But, the Bollywood stud Ranveer has finally denied all the reports about their impending marriage and also hinted about being in a relationship.

But according to the latest reports, the darling couple will soon be seen in a film together under the YRF banner and Maneesh Sharma ('Fan' fame) will be directing the movie. YRF is known for romantic films, but the question is whether they will be going for a full-fledged romantic drama for this sensuous couple. While Aditya Chopra was always keen on producing a film with Ranveer, we hear that they decided to rope in Deepika Padukone after one of her recent films was put on hold.

The film is expected to go on floor next year after Ranveer wraps up his upcoming film '1983'.

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Sridevi and A R Rahman Win Big at the 65th National Film Awards! Check out the Complete List of Winners!

The 65th National Film Awards were held at PIB Conference Room at Shastri Bhawan in New Delhi. The jury was headed by the legendary director, actor and producer Shekhar Kapur and the jury panel has 10 members including screenwriter Imtiaz Hussain, lyricist Mehboob, South Indian actress Gautami Tadimalla, Kannada director P Sheshadri, Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury, Ranjit Das, Rajesh Mapuskar, Tripurari Sharma and Rumi Jaffrey. The award ceremony will be held on May 3, 2018, and all the awards will be presented by President Ram Nath Kovind.

Here's the complete list of the winners:

Best Film: Assamese film Village Rockstars

Best Direction: Jayaraj, Bhayanakam

Best Actor (Male): Riddhi Sen, Nagarkirtan

Best Actor (Female): Sridevi, MOM

Best Supporting Actor (Male): Fahad Fazil, Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum

Best Supporting Actor (Female): Divya Dutta, Irada

Dadasaheb Phalke Award: Vinod Khanna

Best Original Screenplay: Sajeev Pazhoor, Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum.

Best Adapted Screenplay: Jayaraj, Bhayanakam

Best Malayalam film: Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum

Best Marathi film: Kaccha Limbu

Best Kannada film: Hebbettu Ramakka

Best Oriya film: Hello Aarsi

Best Jasari film: Sinjar

Best Ladkhi film: Walking With The Wind

Best Hindi Film: Newton

Best Tulu film: Paddayi

Best Bengali Film: Mayurakshi

Best Assamese Film: Ishu

Best Tamil film: To Let

Best Gujarati Film: DHH

Best Telugu film: Ghazi

Nargis Dutt Award for Best Film on National Integration: Dhappa

Best Non-Feature Film: Water Baby

Best Educational Film: The Girls We Were and The Women We Are

Best Animation Film: The Fish Curry and Tokri: The Basket

Best Film on Art and Culture: Girija: A life of music

Best Film on Social Issues: I am Bonnie and Veil Done

Best Short Film (Fiction): Mayyat

Best Popular Film providing Wholesome Entertainment: Baahubali: The Conclusion

Best Music Direction: A R Rahman, Kaatru Veliyidai

Best Background Score: A R Rahman, MOM

Best Male Playback Singer: K J Yesudas, “Poy Maranja Kalam” in Viswasapoorvam Mansoor

Best Female Playback Singer: Shashaa Tirupati, “Vaan” in Kaatru Veliyidai

Best Lyrics: Prahlad, Muthu Ratnada Pyate

Best Audiography: Avinash Sonawane, Pavasacha Nibandha

Best Cinematography: Nikhil S Praveen, Bhayanakam

Special Jury Award: A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings.

Special Mention Awards: Marathi film Morkiya, Oriya film Hella Aarsi and Malayalam film Take Off

Best Action Direction: S. S. Rajamouli’s Baahubali: The Conclusion

Best Choreography:  Ganesh Acharya, Toilet Ek Prem Katha’s song “Gori Tu Latth Maar”.

Best Special Effects: Baahubali: The Conclusion

Best Makeup artist: Ram Rajjak, Nagarkirtan.

Best Production Design: Santhosh Raman, Take Off

Best Sound Design and Best Recordist: Walking with the Wind

Best Child Artist: Banita Das, Village Rockstars

Best Children’s Film: Mhorkya,  Amar Bharat Deokar

Best Non-Feature Films Director: Nagraj Manjule

Best Debut Film of a director: Pampally, Sinjar

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The Varun Dhawan and Katrina Kaif Dance Film to be Shot in 4D!?

Last month we reported that Remo D' Souza is planning for a dance film starring Varun Dhawan and Katrina Kaif and now we're hearing reports that the film in a 4D format as the director wants to take this filmmaking experience a step ahead.

In fact, Remo D’Souza was reportedly quoted saying that they have been eyeing on the 4D format and IMAX format for the film. He also asserted that he is still in the process of learning the technology and wants to use it in an appropriate way in his film. At the same time, Remo has also expressed his concerns about how demanding the technology can be.

Speaking on the same, Remo elaborated on how audiences are deeply involved whilst using this technology since physical enhancements are a part of 4D. Keeping in mind all the elements that need to be considered, the camera angles, the mark of the actors etc. are necessary. In the same breath, he also went on to add that just because of the use of technology, he doesn’t want to compromise on the story. Considering that it is a dance-based film, Remo doesn’t want compromises on the dancing front too.

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Shahid Kapoor and Raja Krishna Menon Join Hands for an Upcoming Film!

Shahid Kapoor is in a weird situation right now, post Padmaavat, his upcoming film Batti Gul Meter Chalu, starring Shraddha Kapoor and Yami Gautam, found itself in the midst of a controversy after facing financial issues. However, Shahid who is known for doing unusual fresh-new films is planning a film with director Raja Krishan Menon (Airlift fame) as he believes that it will be an intriguing one.

The filmmaker also confessed that they have been keen on collaborating for a while and this is the story that left Shahid impressed. However, he refused to divulge details, albeit reasserting that it is indeed based on true story.

The film is expected to go on the floor only by the end of this year and we hear that the schedules will be divided between India and abroad. While major schedules will be shot across the country, only one portion of the shooting is being scheduled on foreign shores.

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Kedarnath Fallout: Abhishek Kapoor to Takeover the Production from KriArj Entertainment

Kedarnath is riddled with controversies initially, the movie was jointly produced by Prernaa Arora of KriArj Entertainment and director, Abhishek Kapoor’s Guy In the Sky Pictures. But after their recent fallout, it is reported that the film will now be made only under Abhishek’s banner as the director will repay a sum of 15 crores back to Prernaa and will wrap the film under his banner.

Talking about it, a trade source stated to the daily, "Abhishek and Prernaa talked across the table. Now, it has been decided that Gattu will reportedly give the latter Rs 15 crore that she paid him for the initial shooting. Once this money is settled, Abhishek will wrap up the movie under his banner."

Earlier, talking about the next schedule of Kedarnath, a source told a leading daily, "After the dust settled down, both Abhishek and the producers (Prernaa Arora and Arjun Kapoor of KriArj Entertainment) realized they were personally invested in the film and did not want to hamper it in any way. Both parties sat down and resolved their issues. The case filed against Abhishek by Prernaa has been withdrawn as well." No release schedule is been finalized yet.

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John Abraham and Manoj Bajpayee Starrer Satyameva Jayate Has a Release Date!

After getting through and clearing all the release date issues of his upcoming release 'Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran'. John Abraham will now have to prepare for his second release this year 'Satyameva Jayate', a dramatic thriller in which he co-stars with Manoj Bajpayee and debutante Aisha Sharma (Neha Sharma's sister).

Producers, Emmay Entertainment took to Twitter and announced the title and release date for the film and it is expected to hit the theatres on August 15, along with Reema Kagti's Gold starring Akshay Kumar.

Here's the tweet: "#SatyamevaJayate, starring @TheJohnAbraham and @BajpayeeManoj and directed by @zmilap is coming your way this Independence Day, 15th August 2018. Get ready for some intense action and power-packed dialoguebaazi! #SMJ"

Mid-Day, in one of its reports ,suggests that the makers of the film — Bhushan Kumar's T-Series and Nikkhil Advani — were keen on keeping the film's title as Satyameva Jayate, but were waiting for Aamir Khan (who hosted a socially-relevant TV show by the same name) to give a clean chit, which they have got now.

Also Read: Yami Gautam to Play an Intelligent Officer in Her Upcoming Film Uri!

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Yami Gautam to Play an Intelligent Officer in Her Upcoming Film Uri!

'Kaabil' and 'Sarkar 3' fame Yami Gautam, who is currently busy shooting for her upcoming film 'Batti Gul Meter Chalu' alongside Shahid Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor will take on an intense and dramatic role in 'Uri' which is directed by Aditya Dhar and co-stars Vicky Kaushal ('Raman Raghav 2.0' fame).

Based on the infamous attacks in Uri [Jammu and Kashmir] in 2016, the film features Vicky as an army official. Now we hear that Yami Gautam will be seen as an intelligence officer. Her character is expected to be a prominent one that plays an integral role in the operation strike.

Speaking about her role, Yami said “This is the first time I am playing a role like this. I’ve been looking to do roles like this that represent the strength and courage of today’s girls.”

She also added “Aditya’s passion about the film is infectious and the amount of extensive research he has done is amazing. I am really thrilled to be part of this film.” As of now, no release date is set for the film and further casting choices will be released very soon.

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Kareena Kapoor to Star Opposite Shah Rukh Khan in Salute!?

 

Shah Rukh Khan who's currently busy shooting for his upcoming film 'ZERO' will start working on his next film 'Salute' right after wrapping the Aanand L Rai directorial. The film is a biopic based on the life of an Indian astronaut Rakesh Sharma and will see King Khan in a more dramatic role.

After finalizing SRK, the makers are now in search for a female lead for the film and we hear reports that the lascivious diva of Bollywood Kareena Kapoor Khan is in talks for the actress role.

As per now, the rumors are still remain up in the air as we're yet to get an official confirmation. SRK and Bebo were last seen in the atrocious superhero film Ra. One and it's been seven years since we've seen this attractive couple together on the silver screen. Anyway, what do you guys think about Kareena potentially romancing SRK. Excited or Not!? Let us know in the comment section below NOW!

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John Abraham Starrer Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran FINALLY Has a Release Date!

After months of speculations and postponements, John Abraham starrer 'Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran' will now finally release on May 4, 2018, after JA Entertainment announced the termination of a contract with its co-producer KriArj Entertainment after claiming that the latter committed "material breaches". They cited that delay in payments/non-payments have caused delays in the post-production work after the film's principal shoot was completed on time and on schedule last year. 

They were also unhappy that despite repeated follow-ups, KriArj Entertainment had not shared the distribution plan for the film. On its part, KriArj Entertainment has dismissed the allegations as "false and frivolous", and lashed out at JA Entertainment's "unethical fashion" in dealing with the film. 

Talking about the movie, director Abhishek Sharma said in a statement, "Much in line with India's journey to becoming a nuclear power, our film's journey to its release has also had its own ups and downs! However, it is perhaps a befitting tribute to the true heroes of our nuclear programme — our army and our scientists, that Parmanu is releasing in the same month as we are celebrating 20 years of Operation Shakti — India's nuclear test explosions in Pokhran in May 1998. We are extremely proud of the film and what it stands for and can't wait to take it to our audience on May 4, 2018."

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Disha Patani to Start Shooting for Her Tamil Film from July!

Riding off the success of her latest blockbuster film 'Baaghi 2', the new Indian dream girl Disha Patani will start shooting for a Tamil film named 'Sangamithra' from July. Directed by Sundar C. ('Aranmanai 2' fame) the first shooting schedule will take place in Hyderabad. 

Talking about the film, an anonymous source revealed, “The film will be on the lines of SS Rajamouli’s Baahubali and will release in two parts and Disha will play the role of a warrior princess.” 

Disha reportedly had allotted a chunk of her dates to the makers so that the film wraps up on time. “It will be filmed on a grand scale and if everything goes as planned, the first part will release next year.” revealed the source.

'Sangamithra' will release in Tamil, Telugu, and Hindi. The film also stars Tamil Superstars Jayam Ravi and Arya in the lead roles and is rumored to made on a gigantic budget of 400 crores.

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