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Sunny Malik is a freelance Bollywood and entertainment journalist. His articles have been published in Ishq Magazine (Germany), The Asian Today, Asian Sunday and online on BollySpice, DigitalSpy, PinkVilla, Ikonz, OneIndia, UrbanAsian and Mirror.co.uk among other outlets. BollyNewsUK.com, a UK-centric online Bollywood portal, is also run and managed by Sunny. Sunny also specialises in social media marketing and has handled the UK social media campaigns for Bollywood films Highway and Happy New Year and The Asian Awards 2015.

Photos: Deepika Padukone stuns at #MetGala 2019

Deepika Padukone walked the red carpet for Met Gala 2019 yesterday in New York City and fans couldn’t keep calm as they took to Twitter hailing the couture queen.

 
The actress wore a Zac Posen custom gown of pink lurex Jacquard, embellished with 3D printed pieces meant to resemble embroidery for the Met Gala, carrying a much like Audrey hairdo with a headband to complete the theme- based look where she looks every bit gorgeous.
 
 
Fans across the globe are going gaga over the beauty and the social media is abuzz as #DeepikaPadukone saw a strong India trend.
 
 
 
The theme of the Met’s 2019 Costume Exhibition is “Camp: Notes on Fashion”. The theme comes with its exaggerated plethora of costumes that put on an exhibition by global stars who attend the gala. The exhibit is inspired by Susan Sontag’s 1964 essay that defines camp as “love of the unnatural: of artifice and exaggeration.”
 
 
Deepika Padukone first appeared at the Met Ball in 2017 during the release of her first Hollywood flick, xXx: Return of Xander Cage, opposite Vin Diesel. Dressed in a slip-dress by Tommy Hilfiger along with a flower crown, Deepika set the graph right for the theme of the year which was Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art of the In-Between dedicated to the Japanese designer, Kawakubo, with her sartorial choice. 
 
 
Walking for the second time last year, Deepika looked ethereal in an Atelier couture by designer Prabal Gurung. Making a statement with her draped number, the actor accessorized her look with siren red heels, dainty diamond jewellery and bright red pout. The theme for last year’s Met Gala was ‘Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination’, a tricky one to follow yet Deepika flawlessly aced the couture silhouette. 
 
 
Featuring in the list of the most influential global icons, Deepika Padukone sure knows how to give us the dose of drama along with her omnipresent poise. In the presence of other attendees like Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Bollywood’s leading star surely has put India on the global map with her sartorial choices and presence across the world- walking like a queen! 

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EXCLUSIVE: ‘Bollywood mindset has to change’ – Esha Gupta talks about pay gap in the industry

Esha GuptaEsha Gupta entered Bollywood a few years after she was crowned Miss India International in 2007. After appearing in Bollywood films like Total Dhaamal and Rustom, Gupta has become a household name in India.

The 33-year-old actress and self-confessed Arsenal fan was recently at the centre of a controversy, when she shared racist remarks about Arsenal’s Alex Iwobi on her Instagram account. She apologised for the remark but the story was already picked up by every British tabloid.

Moving on from the incident, she has been focusing on her upcoming web series and during a tête-à-tête with BollyNewsUK she opened up about her work and more.

You’re selective with the projects you do in Bollywood. What do you look for in films?
It has to be either a full on commercial film or a great story. If actors start considering films as a ‘business’ then the passion vanishes.

Web series have become a hit in India – is that something that interests you especially since you can reach a global audience with the content?
We need to change with time. I believe web will take over India in a few years as it has more to offer and diverse content for everyone. Personally, all of the shows I watch are online and I’m going to be working on a web series soon too.

You have portrayed various roles: what kind of characters excite you the most?
I absolutely love era films. Rustom was set in the 60s and Badshaho was 70s. I’d love to do more era films as love the feel of such film.

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There is still a huge gender pay gap worldwide in every field, although it has been improving for women in some sectors. Bollywood still has to catch up. What’s your take on this issue?
The fact that we are still discussing it, means it still exists. In my own case, I see how actors who’ve done lesser work and fewer films than me, getting paid more. In our industry, men have been given an image of being powerful like everything is riding on their shoulders. This mind set in Bollywood needs to stop now.

India is often in the news for some the crimes that people commit. You are playing a crime branch officer in your next film. How did you prepare for the role? Was it difficult to get in/out of character?
I had to learn a Haryanvi accent for my role. I’ve had extensive training for so that it seems natural. The body language was one thing I had to work on as well.

What else can we expect from you now?
I’m really excited about my web series now.

Harrdy Sandhu’s song recreated in De De Pyaar De

After mesmerizing the audience with a series of upbeat songs, the makers of De De Pyaar De have now released another smashing track – Hauli Hauli.

A recreation of Garry Sandhu’s popular Punjabi number – Yeah Baby, the electrifying beats of Hauli Hauli, composed by the master of foot-tapping recreations – Tanishk Bagchi, takes the song to another high. 

Talking about the song, Tanishk Bagchi said, “Garry is a champ and his ‘Yeah Baby’ is a smashing song. Recreating an already popular song is always a challenge, but I take it positively. I try my best to keep the original feel and vibe of the song intact, while at the same time giving it a fresh treatment and arrangement. I think ‘Hauli Hauli’ is all set to fuel up the dance floors.” Tanishk further added, “Akiv Ali has done a fantastic job with De De Pyar De. The trailer hitting a 50 Million on YouTube is proof what dynamite of a film it’s going to be.”   

Penned by Garry Sandhu and Mellow D, the peppy song is crooned by Neha Kakkar and Garry Sandhu. Picturized on Ajay Devgn, Rakul Preet Singh and Tabu, the up-tempo song thrives on their infectious energy and wonderfully captures the zestful mood of the film. 

Choreographer Bosco Martis said, “Hauli Hauli is a pure party number and it was a lot of fun choreographing it. As it is a promotional track and features many of the film actors apart from Ajay sir, Tabu ma’am and Rakul, so I had to ensure that the hook steps were simple, catchy and looks good on all the actors. Once that part was cracked, it was a smooth sail for me. I must say, I really enjoyed working with all the actors. We had a great time dancing on the song.”

Speaking about the track, director Akiv Ali said, “We wanted to shoot a promotional track that was not only a fun, foot-tapping number but also resonated with the mood of the film. I personally like Garry Sandhu’s ‘Yeah Baby’ very much, and all of us knew this was an apt song for our promotional track. Tanishk has done a fantastic job and I hope this fun number that we all have loved so much finds a place on everyone’s playlist.”

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Bollywood witnesses a trend with successful foreign adaptations

Recently, the film industry has witnessed a whirlwind of change in the pattern of films, as content triumphs over everything in the past year. Interestingly, the successes have witnessed an underlying trend of international hits being remade into Bollywood as AndhaDhun and Badla set the box office on fire and the upcoming Bharat promises a victory at the box office.

Sriram Raghavan’s AndhaDhun starring Ayushmann Khurrana, Tabu and Radhika Apte has emerged as one of the best thrillers of Bollywood. The path-breaking content film exploded a bomb at the box office, leaving everyone pleasantly surprised with the hailing of content. Emerging as an underdog, AndhaDhun banked upon rave reviews and word of mouth to set the cash registers ringing.

AndhaDhun is partly inspired by a French short film ‘The Piano Turner’, director Sriram Raghavan acquired the rights of the film and moulded the same into the astonishing Hindi thriller that has created a lasting impact on the audience.

While the audience was still gushing over the last year’s masterpiece AndhaDhun, Badla hit the audience with its gripping story. Red Chillies Entertainment and Azure Entertainment’s Badla directed by Sujoy Ghosh left the audience at the edge of their seats with the intriguing twists and turned that bound the enthralling narrative of the film.

Starring Amitabh Bachchan and Taapsee Pannu, Badla required the rights of the Spanish Thriller ‘The Invisible Guest‘ to adapt the story for the Indian audience. 

While AndhaDhun and Badla have marked their success with the phenomenal reviews and huge box office numbers, the audience is now looking forward to Bharat, which is based on the Korean film ‘An Ode To My Father’.

The Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif starrer, Bharat is directed by Ali Abbas Zafar, the collaborations of the director with the actors have fruited successes in the past and the trailer of the next has captivated the audience already. Promising to create a splash at the box office, Bharat has interested the audience with intriguing content.

Narrating stories that strike a chord with the audience, Bollywood has taken leaves from the international markets offering pieces of excellence, continuing the trend, the film industry is eyeing at strong content in the upcoming films like Bharat as well.

Salman Khan finds his Jawani Janeman in Disha Patani

Disha Patani, who is currently gearing up for her big-budget film, ‘Bharat’ alongside Salman Khan has become the star’s new lady where Salman refers to her as ‘Jawani Janeman’.
The makers released the trailer of the film, from which it seems like Salman Khan will be seen romancing this generation’s hottest actress, Disha Patani. In the three minute trailer, Salman Khan shares the tale of his life in which it is evident that he is romancing Disha during the early years of his life.

The fitness icon has been treating her fans with her bodacious dance moves and intense acrobatic stunts with a range of sneak peeks into her routine. Disha has been soaring the temperature on social media by posting her pictures and sending the fans into a frenzy.
After the back to back success of M.S. Dhoni -An Untold Story and Baaghi 2, which raked more than 100 crores at the box office, Disha Patani will be seen next in Bharat along with Salman Khan, followed by Mohit Suri’s Malang.

Hrithik Roshan’s journey and struggles get immortalized in an International book

Termed one of the most handsome men in the world, Hrithik Roshan has had his share of struggles and the accounts of the same have found themselves in a book by the International author, Ben Brooks. The book titled, ‘Stories for boys who dare to be different’ has featured Hrithik’s struggles amongst the likes of esteemed personalities- Beethoven, Barak Obama, Frank Ocean, amongst the rest.

The book discusses Hrithik’s journey, accounting the obstacles that he had to face growing up as a child. Putting all the struggles together, namely, how he hated talking because of the stammering diction, leading a life with Scoliosis, a condition with a curved spine and how he overcame each and every one of them with rigor and determination is what the book aims to put across, bringing out the beloved actor as a true inspiration.  After dealing with a recent obstacle, Hrithik is back to fit and fab after battling the injuries and the testimony of the same is the recent series of video that surfaced where Hrithik Roshan was seen working out with an intense regime.

 

 

Hrithik Roshan, who has earlier delivered stellar performances will be slipping into the character of a Mathematician for his upcoming film, Super 30, who grooms 30 students or the competitive exam of IIT-JEE. The film is all set to release on 26th July, 2019.

Deepika Padukone’s next, ‘Chhapaak’ wraps up Delhi schedule

Meghna Gulzar’s directorial Chhapaak, which is creating an uproar across quarters for its versatile narrative, based on a true story of an acid attack survivor has finally wrapped up its Delhi schedule. The film features Deepika Padukone alongside Vikrant Massey.

Ever since the announcement of Deepika Padukone slipping into the character of an acid attack survivor broke, the news has already generated headlines all over. The reason being that instead of a choosing a glamorous role, the leading lady of Bollywood is playing a character which challenges the notion of beauty, amongst the masses.

The film demands Deepika Pakukone to feel and live the life of an acid attack survivor touching upon all the adversities the victim feels as Malti, the character she is portraying.

Chhapaak, which highlights the life of an acid attack survivor puts forth the confidence of the victim to be taken as a lesson and marks her an inspiration for those who have faced the similar situation.

Helmed by Meghna Gulzar, the film is all set to release on 10th January 2020 in UK cinemas by 20th Century Fox. The film is produced by Deepika Padukone under her newly founded banner KA Productions. 

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Katrina Kaif joins Rohit Shetty’s cop universe

From the universe of Singham and Simmba, Sooryavanshi is all set to have a new entry into the universe! The most awaited cop action drama will also have Katrina Kaif as the leading lady opposite superstar Akshay Kumar.

The cop universe created by the ace director Rohit Shetty is the first cinematic universe that Indian cinema has seen. The super cop universe has a strong audience appeal with its never seen before action sequences. Ajay Devgn starrer Singham and Singham Returns and Ranveer Singh starrer Simmba have been one of the most celebrated films at the box office.

Reliance Entertainment presents Rohit Shetty Picturez in association with Dharma Productions & Cape of Good Films, Sooryavanshi not only marks Katrina’s entry into the super cop universe but also her first collaboration with Rohit Shetty.

Getting mentored by Madan Lal for ‘83, Harrdy Sandhu shares his experience

It is not always that one gets the guidance, directly from the personality that he is portraying the role of on-screen.

Singer Harrdy Sandhu feels lucky. Kabir Khan’s upcoming directorial, ’83 which marks the acting debut of singer, Harrdy Sandhu, who will slip into the character of the former legendary cricketer, Madan Lal is taking lessons on his overall demeanour- including the walk and talk of it.

Harrdy Sandhu who first played the under 19 cricket team, has recently finished his 10 day schedule in Dharamshala along with the entire team.

Talking about his experience Harrdy Sandhu shares, “ The entire team had a boot camp for 10 days in Dharamshala, where we were training with players who were a part of ’83 World Cup team. So, Madan Lal sir came for two days and I got to learn a lot from him. Training in cricket with the man himself was a lot of fun for me. While it was easy for me to learn about the game as I have played cricket for over 10 years, learning how to walk and talk like Madan Lal sir was a trickiest part”.

He further adds, “It is a big challenge to train an actor to copy one’s action to perfection, but all the actors are really working hard and putting in a lot of effort. I am confident that by the time they start shooting for the film, they will be perfect at it. Kabir Khan has asked us a lot of questions regarding the ’83 World Cup and he has studied every aspect of what happened then. It was a great experience with all the actors together for a 10 day camp”.

Tracing the historic victory of 1983 World Cup, Kabir Khan’s upcoming directorial will star Ranveer Singh as the former Captain of the Indian Cricket Team, Kapil Dev. The film ’83 would be Ranveer Singh’s first trilingual film to be made in Hindi along with two other regional languages, namely Tamil and Telugu. Directed by Kabir Khan, the sports film will bring to light one of the most important events in the history of Indian cricket. The film will be shot at real locations and will be going on floor, early next year.

A London schedule for the film will take place this summer.

 

 

 

‘No one can do what Tiger Shroff does’ – Karan Johar

Superstar Tiger Shroff who will be seen in Karan Johar’s next production, Student of The Year 2 is currently showered with praises by Karan Johar as the filmmaker can’t stop gushing about his leading man who possesses superlative qualities of being a hero.

Tiger Shroff leads the race of box office numbers amongst his contemporaries as he emerges as the youngest Superstar of Bollywood. The much-loved actor is also the unabashed action Superstar of Bollywood with films that have resonated with and entertained the diverse population of the nation. 

Recently at the trailer launch of SOTY 2, Karan Johar has said it on record that there’s no comparison with Tiger Shroff as he leads his league on his own. Talking about the same Karan Johar said, “He needs no introduction. I won’t say any further. He is the force of nature, What he does no one I repeat no one can do.”

Winning the label of Student of the Year even before the release of the film, Tiger Shroff as Rohan has captivated the interests of the audience with his underdog character. 

Keeping his eyes only on the goal, Tiger Shroff is seen packing a punch and scaling heights in the trailer of Snow Of The Year 2. With toned muscles, ripped body and daredevil stunts, Tiger Shroff is in it to win it.

Before releasing the trailer, the makers launched three posters of the actor giving a glimpse of him in all profiles, providing a complete overview of his character. 

After the humongous success of Baaghi 2, Tiger Shroff will be making his on-screen appearance in Punit Malhotra’s Student Of The Year 2. Apart from that, Tiger will be next seen in an untitled film with Hrithik Roshan, Baaghi 3 and an official remake of Rambo.

First Look: Salman Khan in Bharat

Beginning the journey of a man and a nation, Salman Khan shared the first poster of Bharat featuring himself in an old look with a grey moustache, beard and hair.

The first poster of Bharat has come in as a surprise for Salman Khan fans all over as the actor sports a never seen before look of an old, rugged, wise and experienced man with the grey moustache, beard and hair. 

Bharat will trace the journey of a man spanning six decades, hence, Salman Khan will be seen sporting six varied looks through the years of his life. Earlier, the makers treated the audience with the teaser that gives glimpses into the facades of the film.

Including stellar performers like Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, Disha Patani, Tabu, and Sunil Grover, the Ali Abbas Zafar directorial boasts of an ensemble cast promising power-packed performances. 

Directed by Ali Abbas Zafar, ‘Bharat’ is produced by Atul Agnihotri’s Reel Life Production Pvt. Ltd and Bhushan Kumar’s T-Series releasing Eid 2019.

A UK distributor has not been announced as of now.

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Shah Rukh Khan & his three UK doctorates

One of the wisest and the most knowledgeable actors in Bollywood, Shah Rukh Khan is the only actor in Bollywood to receive three international doctorates from three universities based in the United Kingdom. 

He recently received a Doctorate degree in Philanthropy from the University of Law, London.

Shah Rukh Khan who is the first foreign actor to be conferred the Malaysian title of Datuk – akin to a British knighthood – in 2008, received his first honorary doctorate in Arts and Culture from the University of Bedfordshire, UK in 2009.

In 2015, the Superstar earned a degree of Doctor Honoris Causa from the University of Edinburgh, and as he held the mike to convey his thoughts on life lessons from his experience left the students in awe. +

Not only this, Shah Rukh Khan who is a good orator, and motivational speaker, whose words come out from the struggles of his life received a standing ovation from audience who were scientists, academician and elites at the TED conference in Vancouver.

Khan was recently seen in his home production ZERO with Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma.

Varun Dhawan praises Kiara Advani for #FirstClass in Kalank

Within hours of its release, the track First Class from Abhishek Varman’s period drama Kalank was already ruling the music charts. The introductory song for Varun Dhawan showcases the terrific chemistry between the young superstar and Kiara Advani. Earlier this month, Varun and Kiara also performed together during the Zee Cine Awards 2019. The song currently stands at over 71 million views on YouTube.

Varun, who is all praises for his co-star, says, “Kiara and I hit it off immediately. She’s hard-working, driven and always has a smile on her face. There is a lot of give and take between my character (Zafar) and her, which, I think, she’s done beautifully in the film. I asked her just once to be part of this song and she agreed. I’m looking forward to working with her in future.”

Kalank also starring Sanjay Dutt, Aditya Roy Kapur, Alia Bhatt, Sonakshi Sinha and Madhuri Dixit is slated to release on 17th April 2019. 20th Century Fox is releasing the film in UK cinemas.

Yash Raj Films to release ‘De De Pyaar De’ in UK cinemas

Yash Raj Films have picked up the theatrical rights for Ajay Devgn starrer De De Pyaar De. The film studio will release the movie in UK cinemas on 17th May 2019.

De De Pyaar De sees Ajay Devgn, Tabu and Rakul Preet Singh come together in this romantic comedy. Devgn, who plays 50-year-old Ashish, will be seen in a relationship with Rakul Preet Singh’s character Ayesha who is 26-years-old.  As their relationship progresses, they meet Ashish’s family which consists of his parents, his ex-wife and his two children. Tabu plays the ex-wife who is constantly trying to one up Ayesha while Ashish tries to keep everyone happy.

De De Pyaar De is directed by Akiv Ali and produced by Luv Films and T-Series.

Watch the De De Pyaar De trailer here:

Interview: Zaheer Iqbal discusses his debut film, ‘Notebook’

Zaheer Iqbal is set to debut in Bollywood with Notebook this Friday. The film is aromantic drama film produced by Salman Khan under Salman Khan Films and directed by Nitin Kakkar. It also stars debutant Pranutan Bahl and is a remake of the 2014 film Teacher’s Diary .

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You don’t come from a film background but have been “trained” by Salman Khan. How much of the success of a film is from it being associated with certain famous names and how much is from the actor’s own talent?
I truly believe that the success of the film depends on the script and the acceptance of the actors is only through their performances. I do agree that there will be a large amount of people that will come because it is an SKF film and because Salman Khan is associated with the film. We’ve been told by
Salman sir himself, we will have a bunch of people coming to the film on the first day to see who I have launched and stuff like that, but word of mouth will spread and every show post the 3 o’clock show will be completely on you and your talent.

What was the hardest part about working to become an actor?
There’s a lot of hard work that goes into becoming an actor, but I wouldn’t say there is a hardest part. If you genuinely enjoy what you are doing, and you enjoy the process it won’t be that hard. My friends and family always praise me saying that I work so hard, but I always tell them that I enjoy it, so it isn’t that hard for me. There’s a lot that goes into becoming an actor physically and mentally, there’s a lot of workshops we had to do. And not just in acting too, also in dance, gymnastic and martial arts. Salman sir always said I’m not just training you for one film I’m training you to sustain yourself in the industry so you need to be prepared a nd there should not be anything you can’t do.

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Other than Salman Khan and your family, who is your biggest supporter in your journey to becoming an actor?
I think my friends, other than my family and Salman sir, would be biggest support and my strength. Be it my friends from childhood or my friends that have helped me learn, like my friends who were assistant directors on Jai Ho and the team on Jai Ho. They have taught me so much about what happens behind the camera so everything I know about filmmaking from before I went on set was all thanks to them. And obviously my fans who I love so dearly who have supported me and sent me love on Instagram and Twitter.

Did any of the kids on set play pranks on you?
I don’t think the kids played a prank on me I was always on their team so we played prank on everyone together. I remember there was this one guy that whenever you poked him he would have a certain reaction, he couldn’t control himself from reacting that way. We would always work together, poke him and record him reacting in that way. I think we put it on Instagram, there are lots of videos of us poking him. It was usually the kids, Pranutan and me pranking everyone.

Do you think it’s possible to fall in love with someone you’ve never met?
I absolutely believe it is possible to fall in love with someone you’ve never met. During promotions we’ve met lots of people who have told us that they’ve fallen in love without meeting someone first. I genuinely believe you can, and I think its beautiful when you can fall in love with someone for who they are and not the way they look.

What made you want to be part of this unique/unconventional love story?
I think the fact that it’s a unique love story is what made me want to be a part of it. Also, when I read the script it was the kids that attracted me to the story. I’m good with kids and we get along instantly, maybe we are on the same wavelength. I also like doing different kind of work, I hope that someday the audience will say “lets go see Zaheer’s film, I’m sure it will be different” so I want to continue to do films that are different.

 

What was it like to work with Salman Khan as a producer? How did you feel seeing him in a role as producer rather than his usual acting role?
Honestly, we never looked at him like he was the producer of the film, we looked at him as a friend and he was always like an elder brother to us. His advice was always about passing down the wisdom and his experiences in life. He never spoke to us as if he was launching us and we were his talent, he was always casual with us. It was always about more than work, how it’ll be in the future, how to treat people and genuine stuff. For us, he was like a friend and mentor that always had our back.

What was it like filming in the beautiful but isolated parts of Kashmir?
Shooting in Kashmir has been one of the best experiences of my life and I will never forget this experience. Even if this was my 100th film, filming this would’ve always been special to me because of all of the love and support we got in Kashmir. And it’s beautiful all over.

 

As this is your debut role into Bollywood, what sort of roles would you like to take up/who would you like to work with in the future?
I want to continue to do unconventional work and unconventional stories, which are real. By this I don’t mean something that is farfetched. Films like notebook that are unconventional but not farfetched. I want to always do different kinds of films that will intrigue people. Actors who I want to work with, I just want to work with everyone. With great performers, be it a guy or be it a girl. Working with a great performer in front of you inspires you and I think it enhances your performance in a way. I also want to do roles that will be a challenge for me, I want to do something that will require hard work. I also want to work with all of my friends in the industry because I think it will be fun to go on a set where everybody gets along really well and have a great time.

Why should the British Asian audience watch this film?
I wouldn’t say just the British Asian audience even the British audience should watch this film. It’s got a good message but its not preachy. When you come out you’ll understand that we’ve told you something sweet and very relevant to this day and age, which is basically education and how important it is. So for this reason, I think everyone should watch it.

Notebook releases in UK cinemas on 29th March 2019 via Yash Raj Films and is produced by Salman Khan Films.

Tara Sutaria to be paired opposite Ahan Shetty in Sajid Nadiadwala’s next.

Acclaimed Director Milan Luthria who’s Dirty picture got popular actress Vidya Balan a national award now has Tara Sutaria on board for his next film. The film is currently in the pre-production stage and is expected to go on floors soon. The production house (NGE) had earlier announced the launch of Ahan Shetty in Bollywood in the remake of the Telugu cult movie RX100 which has essentially broken all records. 

Ahan has been training heavily in action for the movie and after confirming Tara now, the team is ready to kick-start. Sajid Nadiadwala shares, “We have found our leading lady and I must say Tara is really a proficient actor. I feel they will make a really romantic and an interesting pair for the audiences to see. We shall begin shooting from June.”

According to the makers, Ahan and Tara will create magic on the big screen since it’s a fresh pairing and also as performers they are both raw & ready. This compulsive pair of Ahan and Tara leaves us wanting to know more.  

Talking to the man who beholds the ship, Milan Luthria unfolds, “The plot of the film is very intriguing, a love saga which will leave the audience surprised. It’s a stark love story, with both the leads having strong parts. I have seen Tara and Ahan perform together during the rehearsal workshops and they have immense chemistry. We’re set to go now.”

Milan Luthria along with the writer Rajat Arora and the crew recently did a recce in Dehradun, Hrishikesh and Mussorrie. Currently, the team is in search for the movie’s title. The film produced under the banner Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment & presented by Fox Star Studios will go on floors by June 2019.

Jacqueline Fernandez becomes global brand ambassador of Colorbar 

One of the most renowned and commercially successful actresses in Bollywood, Jacqueline Fernandez becomes the first ever Brand Ambassador of Colorbar. 

Jacequeline Fernandez is not only a sought-after name in films but the actress is also popular in the brand circuit.  Owing to immense popularity and huge fan base across quarters, the actress is not only on a rising demand for brands nationally but has left her mark on a global map as well.

Donned in a yellow suit, blending it perfectly with red lip stick and infectitious smile, the actress looked stunning as she graced Taj Lands End Bandra as the Global Brand Ambassador of Colorbar.

With her successful art of work in Bollywood, the actress has reached the pinnacle in the brand circuit and is among the top choices amongst brands. Jacqueline Fernandez who is very selective while associating with brands, the actress chooses brands that go in sync with her thinking. Being a supporter of animal friendly products, the actress chooses her brands very carefully.

The actress will next be seen in UK cinemas in 20th Century Fox’s DRIVE with Sushant Singh Rajput.

Photos: Deepika Padukone unveils wax figure at Madame Tussauds London

Fans of global sensation, Deepika Padukone, were left seeing double at Madame Tussauds London today as the star visited the Baker Street attraction to officially unveil her first ever figure.

The surprise appearance thrilled a select group of fans who had been invited along to get a sneak peek of Deepika’s likeness before the attraction opened to the public. Little did they know that the star herself would join them.

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Renowned for her starring role in films including Piku, Padmaavat & XXX: Return of Xander Cage, the actress has been involved in the creation of her figure from the outset and has even donated the glamourous gown that she wore at the 2016 IIFA Awards.

Expressing her thoughts, Deepika Padukone said, “As a little girl, I was a very curious kid. For me, purpose is something that is very important. However big or small, whatever I am doing in my life, purpose and why we do what we do is very important to me. After I got a call from Madame Tussauds London I was really happy and excited but over a few days, I thought what is the purpose of this? Why are we doing this, or what is it that my fans will remember me for, remember my figure for, what is it that I would like to leave behind?”

Deepika continued: “The cause of mental health is very close to my heart. It is something that I am extremely passionate about. I said that’s it, I would like for my fans, when they see my figure, I hope it reminds them of someone who did something for the cause of mental health, who worked towards creating awareness and destigmatising mental illness. I hope that it gives people a sense of upliftment and a sense of hope. I hope that message comes through.”

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The launch of Deepika’s figure coincides with the arrival of a new interactive dance wall in the attraction’s A List party room, where guests can take part in virtual dance coaching sessions to perfect their skills.

Visiting Madame Tussauds London for the first time since her childhood, Deepika brought along her family to mark her official induction in to the world-famous attraction. Millions of Deepika’s followers across the globe were also able to get in on the action as the star live streamed moments from the big reveal. She was accompanied by her husband Ranveer Singh, her family and in-laws, all flew into London last night for the event.

Deepika fans should also keep their eyes peeled for a second figure to be unveiled at Madame Tussauds Delhi later in 2019.
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Eros International to release ‘Romeo Akbar Walter’ in UK cinemas

RAWEros International is set to release John Abraham starrer Romeo Akbar Walter in UK cinemas on 5th April 2019.

Synopsis: RAW, India’s External Intelligence Agency, has been tracking Romeo Ali for a while and he filled all their requisite criteria. He is offered a job that he always dreamt of, that of serving the nation.
All his past records are wiped clean. His journey begins with a new identity, a Pakistani national ‘Akbar Malik’.

Akbar Malik makes his way to the top ranks of the power corridor in Karachi only to land up in a situation where a small mistake blows his cover. Akbar, cornered from all sides and almost checkmated in this game of lies and deception, decides to
play one last move. A move that would be a matter of life and death. Friends become Enemies; Enemies become Friends.

Akbar Malik, becomes the biggest villain… Or is he the biggest hero that people of India have never known about. This story, based around true happenings takes you into the pages of history through the tension and the canny intelligence of one of RAW's finest minds.

Watch the trailer here:

Directed Robbie Grewal, Romeo Akbar Walter (RAW) is produced by Viacom18 Motion Pictures, Dheeraj Wadhwan, Ajay Kapoor, Vanessa Walia, and Gary Grewal.  The film also stars Jackie Shroff and Mouni Roy in lead roles.