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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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Katrina Kaif to Replace Priyanka Chopra in the Upcoming Salman Khan Film Bharat!?

Miss World Priyanka Chopra is all set to make her comeback to Bollywood with Salman Khan's upcoming movie, 'Bharat' Ever since Khan and filmmaker Ali Abbas Zafar announced the project a couple of months ago, there have been a lot of speculations about the leading lady. Priyanka Chopra is the latest actress whose name is being associated with the movie. Now, as per a report published in a popular tabloid, Chopra has been dropped and Katrina Kaif has come onboard to star in the film opposite Salman Khan. The actress has declined to comment on the report, though.

If the rumors are true, this will be Salman and Katrina's eighth film together. The audience has always loved the couple with all of their films, where both of them have paired opposite each other, doing wonders at the box office. Not just fans, trade pundits are also very excited about the report because a Salman-Katrina pair in a film means a business beyond Rs. 300 crores at the box office.

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The Directors of Bombay Talkies Are Coming Together for Yet Another Anthology Film

Like it or not, Netflix and other web-based platforms like Amazon Prime are and will take over the traditional media sooner than later. After witnessing a decent success with their first original film 'Love Per Square Foot', Netflix is all in for producing more originals in the form of series and movies.

Now, 'Bombay Talkies', filmmakers Karan Johar, Dibakar Banerjee, Zoya Akhtar and Anurag Kashyap are coming back with an anthology film as all the four directors have finished shooting their respective films and are waiting for their release.

Initially, it was reported that the film is a sequel to Bombay Talkies but it’s not. 'Bombay Talkies' was a tribute to Indian cinema as it completed 100 years in 2013 but this series will be completely different which will deal with love, lust, and relationships. The movie will be produced by Ronnie Screwvala under his banner RSVP, with producer Ashi Dua and it will be released on Netflix by June.

“Lust Stories, four short films that deal with real-life relationships in modern India and brought together as one film brilliantly under a common theme by Anurag, Dibakar, Karan, and Zoya is a perfect premiere for global audiences on Netflix,” Screwvala has said in a statement.

It is being rumored that Karan’s film will star Vicky Kaushal, Kiara Advani, and Neha Dhupia, while Anurag’s film features Radhika Apte and Aakash Thosar of 'Sairat' fame. Manisha Koirala and Sanjay Kapoor have shot for Dibakar’s film. And Zoya’s film features Bhumi Pednekar, Neil Bhoopalam and Rasika Duggal.

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Ahmed Khan to Start Working for Baaghi 3 from Next Month!

While 'Baaghi 2' released today at the theaters, the makers of the high octane action thriller have already planned for its sequel in no time. Ahmed Khan, who made his directorial debut has been roped in to helm the third installment of the franchise as well.

Now the bigger question is, which Tollywood movie will they remake this time? Cause 'Baaghi' is basically a soft remake of 'Varsham' and 'Baaghi 2' is a remake of the smash-hit 'Kshanam'.

Here's a statement from the director “We will begin the work on it in full swing from next month. The scripting will take some time and designing the action, too, will take time, as we have to take it several notches higher. It all depends on how and when the script shapes up and what action I can think of and come up with, and what Sajid Nadiadwala approves. Baaghi 3 should look better,” Khan told PTI.

The only concern that Ahmed had while working for 'Baaghi 2' was whether he would be able to have a great opening – as good as the first one.

“The first one had opened at Rs 12 crore, that was the only fear. For us, the trailer of the second part has worked well. The only reason for me to do the film was Sajid Nadiadwala, Tiger Shroff, and action,” says Khan.

With Baaghi 3, Ahmed feels sequels are a better bet for directors as well as producers as audiences find a sequel a better watch than a solo, standalone film.

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Farhan Akhtar Squashes All DON 3 Rumors! Says the Sequel Is Not Happening!

Alright, listen up freaks! Yesterday we reported that Farhan Akhtar has finally down the script for 'Don 3' which has been in works for a very long time. The last movie in the franchise came out in 2011 for god sakes, can we get a sequel already?

But, taking to the chaotic online world called Twitter, where people usually moan and cheer for what they want and what they don't want, director Farhan Akhtar had made clear not to spread false rumors about 'Don 3', cause he believes that it's not fair to raise expectations of the film's fanbase via false news. Check out his tweet: 

"Request those who conjure up news about #Don3 without any fact checking to please refrain. It is not fair to raise expectations of the films fanbase via false news." - @FarOutAkhtar

So, the film is not happening, at least for now. But, I still believe in Farhan that someday he will officially announce the film when he's ready with the script and the cast. Till then, let's hope for the best!

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Tiger Shroff to Start Shooting for Student Of The Year 2 from April!

While waiting for the release of his upcoming action film 'Baaghi 2' Tiger Shroff is all set to kick off the shoot for his sequel 'Student Of The Year 2'.

According to reports, Tiger is headed to Dehradun to start shooting for the film in the first week of April. The team will be shooting their first month-long schedule in a real school of the hill station, similar to the film’s first installment.

Shroff is working tirelessly on getting a less muscular as he will be seen as a bullied and a beaten up student and also as a romantic avatar wooing college girls.

Directed by Punit Malhotra 'Student Of The Year 2' will be produced by Karan Johar under Dharma Productions as Vishal-Shekar will score the music for the film.

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Farhan Akhtar Has Finally Locked Down the Script for DON 3!

The rebooted 'Don' franchise is the most celebrated not only amongst SRK's fans but also between general audience and ever since 'Don 2', fans have been eagerly waiting for its third installment with Shah Rukh Khan again playing the anti-hero. Though Farhan and Ritesh Sidhwani had earlier said that they are working on the script, it is now reported that Farhan has locked the final script of the film.

According to an anonymous report, Farhan Akhtar has apparently locked down the script for the movie and has got an approval from Badshah Khan as well. The report quoted a source saying, “He had bounced the idea off to SRK, who liked it. Farhan had taken a break from acting and channelized all his energy into developing the script for this film of the Don franchise. He has finally locked the script and things are moving in the right direction.”

But, as we reported a few weeks back, Priyanka's character Roma will not be a part of the film as her services will not be needed this time. “The storyline is such that it doesn’t need Priyanka’s character. It’s likely to have a new cast, which will be locked soon," the source added.

The report further reveals that the actor-director will also star in the film, "Farhan will also act in this film. He will play a desi top cop to Shah Rukh’s Don. Since a portion of the film will be set in India, Farhan will be seen donning the policeman’s uniform in the film.”

Expected to go on floors from mid-2019 the film will hit the big screen in 2020.

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Ajay Devgn to Start Shooting for Taanaji From August!

With the huge blockbuster success of Tollywood's Magnum Opus 'Baahubali', Bollywood hoped on the bandwagon and started rolling out epic films and their recent film 'Padmaavat' is a huge success at the box-office bringing in 300 crores domestically.

Soon after delivering his first hit of 2018, Ajay Devgn will soon start shooting for his much-awaited period war film, 'Taanaji: The Unsung Warrior'. The actor announced that he will portray the great Maratha warrior on July 20th last year, and now, he has said that he will start shooting for the same in the second half of 2018. Here's a statement from Ajay Devgn, "The prep is going on and we would start shooting in August."

However, Ajay will first finish the shooting of Luv Ranjan’s ('Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety' fame) upcoming film and 'Total Dhamaal' and then will start 'Taanaji' in the month of August.

Directed by Marathi director Om Raut, the film will be produced by Viacom 18 Pictures and will release next year.

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Sonu Sood to Play the Baddie in 'Simmba'!?

The pre-production and casting choices seem to be an uphill battle for the makers of 'Simmba'. After going through many changes and finalizing Sara Ali Khan as the female lead, casting an antagonist is now the latest problem. A few months back, we heard rumors that they approached Abhishek Bachchan to play the baddie. After that, they've also approached R. Madhavan, but he has to step down due to a shoulder injury, but now, according to recent reports, we hear that Sonu Sood has finally ended up with the role.

Now, if you're fine lad like me and already seen the original Telugu film 'Temper' from which 'Simmba' is being adapted from, you already know that Sood will be playing the character of a psychic mafia don who has an unorthodox persona. It should be very interesting to see how Sood presents his role here as it is vital in the film.

Nevertheless, 'Simmba' is being co-produced by Karan Johar and Rohit Shetty and stars the Versatile Ranveer Singh and Leggy Lass Sara Ali Khan in lead roles and is looking for a 28th December 2018 release.

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Mega Superstars Join the Shoot of 'Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy'!

Rumors have been floating around in the past few months that the Shehanshah of Bollywood Amitabh Bachchan may or may not be a part of Megastar Chiranjeevi’s upcoming film 'Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy'. But now, squashing all the rumors Big B will officially join the cast and will shoot on a three-day schedule.

While the film’s shoot has been taking place in small schedules at several places, right now, a huge set has been constructed at Nanakramguda, Andhra Pradesh to shoot a major part of the film and the star cast includes Lady Superstar Nayanthara, Jagapathi Babu, Kollywood Sensation Vijay Sethupathi, Brahmaji, and other lead actors.

Speaking of Nayanthara, the actress who was not part of the film’s first schedule, has finally commenced shooting for the film. Apparently, she had set aside dates for Ajith’s 'Viswasam' this month and since the film’s shoot has been stalled due to the ongoing strike between TFPC and Digital Service Providers in Tamil Nadu, Nayanthara is said to have used those dates for Chiranjeevi starrer.

Directed by Surender Reddy and produced by Ram Charan under Konidela Production Company, there is no release date set for the film as for now.

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Vijay Deverakonda's 'Taxiwaala' Teaser Trailer and Poster Launched!

After scoring one of the biggest hits of Tollywood last year with the trendsetting film 'Arjun Reddy', Vijay Deverakonda is all set to launch his upcoming sci-fi film 'Taxiwaala' directed by debutant Rahul Sankrityan and produced by SKN under the GA2 Pictures and UV Creations banners.

On Friday, the makers of the film released the first teaser trailer naming it "First Gear" as we've got to see Vijay Deverakonda driving a Hindustan Contessa doing burnouts with a visible excitement on his face. A first look poster was also released with the teaser.

As stated earlier, the film is a sci-fi thriller and revolves around a driver (played by Vijay), a cab and an experiment that goes awry. Also starring Priyanka Jawalkar and Malavika Nair as the female leads, Kerala born musician Jakes Bejoy will score the music for the film as it is scheduled to release later this year.

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