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Shahid Kapoor wraps the shoot of ‘Batti Gul Meter Chalu’ to be with his family

Shahid KapoorShahid Kapoor finished the shoot of his upcoming film Batti Gul Meter Chalu yesterday, a day before schedule. The unit assumed he would head to Mumbai, in time for the Padmaavat success bash on Saturday. Much to everyone’s surprise, he flew off to Delhi to join wife Mira and daughter Misha, who have been staying here for almost a week.

A source close to the actor says, “It was planned weeks in advance that Shahid would celebrate his birthday (February 25) by attending a satsang in Beas, with his family. But when he was invited for the Padmaavat party earlier this week, everyone assumed he would attend the bash and head out to Beas the next morning.”

This is one of the reason why Shahid won’t be able to  attend  the bash that will see the entire team including Deepika Padukone , Ranveer Singh and Sanjay Leela Bhansali.

However, another source insists that it is just a case of bad timing. The insider adds, “Shahid  isn’t one to compromise on his family time. He wants a no-frills birthday with his close ones around him and that’s why is heading to the satsang by the Radha Soami sect. He flies off to Amritsar tomorrow and will stay in Beas for a few days, before resuming his shoot.” The actor’s spokesperson confirms the news. 

Power start for Shahid Kapoor’s ‘Meter Gul Batti Chalu’

Shahid Kapoor’s Batti Gul Meter Chalu, which deals with the burning issue of electricity thefts across India, received a power boost with the Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat giving the mahurat clap. Later, the Bollywood superstar spent time sharing pleasantries with the CM.

The  Northern state will be the location for this social drama that has some fabulous twists and turns. Incidentally, one hears from close sources that Shahid is the solo hero in the project.

An insider says, “There is going to be another actor in the film because it involves a love triangle between him, Shahid and Shraddha Kapoor. But it’s definitely not a parallel lead. The makers are looking to ‘cast an actor and not a star for that role’. Yami Gautam is in a special appearance. She plays a lawyer who helps Shahid on his mission to stop the power-theft and crack down on the defaulters.”
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‘Padmaavat’ protests continue in India, UK release unaffected

Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Bollywood epic Padmaavat, set to release in UK cinemas by Paramount Pictures UK on 25th Jan, is still facing protests in India.

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After death treats were issued to lead actress Deepika Padukone and Bhansali, followed by multiple Indian states banning the film and the local Certification Board in India refusing to classify the film, Padmaavat was postponed.

After five cuts and a name change from ‘Padmavati’ to ‘Padmaavat’ the film will finally get a general release this week.

Based on 16th century Sufi poet Malik Muhammad Jayasi’s epic poem Padmavat, the movie faced resistance from its early stages due to rumour-mongering.

The film that showcases the valor of Rani Padmavati, Maharawal Ratan Singh and the famed Rajput ethos of honour, bravery and sacrifice, has from early last year sparked a furor in India inciting violence against the makers and cinemas showing the film.

The Supreme Court in India earlier this week ruled that all states must show the film. The protestors disagree saying that Padukone’s portrayal in the film ‘disrespects’ Rani Padmavati. Multiple cinema chains have already been vandalised.

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Karni Sena, a Rajput caste extremist group, last year threatened UK citizens and encouraged their followers to burn down UK cinemas screening the film. By doing so, they incited violence and committed hate crime, an offense in Britain. Rajput groups in the UK also decided to protest the film, albeit without violence.

Also starring Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh, the film has been classified by the British Board of Film Classification twice, the original and edited version, both with a 12A rating.

The Mayor of London’s office informed BollyNewsUK that the Mayor‘s Office of Policing and Crime has been alerted following the threats.

The Home Office stated “The UK Government will not tolerate any groups who spread hate or deliberately raise community fears and tensions by bringing disorder and violence to our towns and cities and the police have comprehensive powers to deal with such activities.”

Cineworld Cinemas PLC, the second largest cinema operator in Europe, who also control the 60 percent of the UK Bollywood market stated, “At Cineworld we show a diverse range of films to cater to all tastes and preferences, so we look forward to releasing an edited version of Padmaavat on 25 January at our cinemas.

They added, “As always, we take security very seriously and have rigorous procedures in place to protect our customers.”

Paramount Pictures UK will release Padmaavat (Hindi) in UK cinemas from 25th January 2017 in 2D, 3D and at selected sites in IMAX 3D.

Paramount Pictures UK to release ‘Padmaavat’ on 25th January 2018

Paramount Pictures UK announced 25th January, 2018 as the UK release date of ‘Padmaavat’, after a string of bans and threats in 

India. Directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, ‘Padmaavat’ will release in 2D, 3D and is the first Hindi film to release in IMAX 3D release, albeit in a very limited release. It has been certified for general release by the British Board of Film Classification with a 12A classification. There will be no Tamil or Telegu release in UK cinemas.

Starring Deepika Padukone as Rani Padmavati, Shahid Kapoor as Maharawal Ratan Singh & Ranveer Singh as Alauddin Khilji.

Based on 16th century Sufi poet Malik Muhammad Jayasi’s epic poem Padmavat, the movie faced resistance from its early stages due to a misinformation campaign and rumour-mongering. Despite these challenges, the film that showcases the valor of Rani Padmavati, Maharawal Ratan Singh and the famed Rajput ethos of honour, bravery and sacrifice, has managed to overcome all odds; aided by the support of well-wishers from across the film fraternity, the government authorities and the society at large.

“Padmaavat is a cinematic masterpiece in every sense of the word. We hope that we will surpass the expectations of our fans from across the world. We are humbled with the immense support we have received from the government authorities, the Central Board of Film Certification and the entire film fraternity,” said Sudhanshu Vats, Group CEO, Viacom18. He further added, “Padmaavat is a story that’s inherently Indian in its context, ethos and values. In the past, international film-makers have presented Indian stories such as Gandhi, Life of Pi, The Jungle Book and others to the world. We believe that this is the right time for us to truly make in India and show the world a tale that every Indian is proud of.”

Ajit Andhare, COO, Viacom18 Motion Pictures said, “Padmaavat is our magnum opus – a tribute to Rajput valour created at a scale that will be a delight to watch on the large screen. The film will witness a mega-scale release across maximum screens, languages & formats covering 2D, 3D & Imax 3D in India & the world. It carries the trademark style of Sanjay Leela Bhansali, wherein each frame of the film is a timeless work of art. We have partnered with Paramount Pictures to distribute the film across select international markets including non-traditional territories. Padmaavat will create its own benchmark as an immortal classic when it releases across the world on the 25th of January.”

Sanjay Leela Bhansali said, “Padmaavat is a dream come true for me. I have always been fascinated by the stories of honour, valour and vigour of our great Rajput warriors that have been captured so beautifully in our literature and this movie is my homage to those glorious stories. I would also like to thank the entire film fraternity for supporting Viacom18 and Bhansali Productions through the entire production and pre-release phase and hope they like the film they so supported.”


Shahid Kapoor credits his designer for energetic look in Shaam Shaandaar

Shahid Kapoor has garnered praise for his look in the title track of forthcoming film Shaandaar, and the actor credits his designer, Kunal Rawal, for dressing him perfectly for the energetic number. In the song titled “Shaam Shaandaar”, the actor is seen wearing a red jacket with baggy pants. Shahid took to Twitter to thank his designer through a post that read: “Special thanks to @kunalrawalvibe for the #shaamshaandaar look. Last minute saving the day vibe.”

The designer, who also created the actor’s wedding ensemble, was humbled by the actor’s gesture and expressed that the outfit is among his personal favourites. “This is one of my favourite designs from my collection. I found deep oxblood red quite a shaandaar fit,” said Rawal.

Fox Star Studios, Dharma Productions and Phantom Films present Shaandaar releasing in UK cinemas on 22nd October.


Sanah Kapur’s ‘Shandaar’ debut in Dharma Productions & Phantom

Sanah Kapur in Shaandar - Gulaabo GirlGetting a break in Bollywood’s most desired production house Dharma Productions is certainly a dream for every actor, so what happens when you get a chance to work with them for your debut movie?

Sanah Kapur, who is featuring in Dharma Production’s upcoming movie ‘Shandaar’, playing the second lead, Alia Bhatt’s sister’s role is overwhelmed of being associated with such big brands.

Not many are aware that this ‘Gulabo’ girl wanted to go through auditions and look test to get started with her career in Bollywood and that’s exactly she was signed in for this film. In fact, Sanah had kept this as a secret amongst her family members, who were totally clueless that she was going to be part of this movie.

Commenting on her association with Dharma Productions and Phantom Productions, Sanah aka the Gulabo girl says, “I am extremely glad to work for two biggest productions of Bollywood. I knew that I wanted to become an actor since childhood and trained myself to become one. My family members were aware about my desires but I didn’t want to take any support from them. When I went for the auditions of Shandaar, I choose to do this on my own, to work independently and prove myself! I would like to thank Mukesh Chabbra for acknowledging my talent and giving me this role which I instantly fall in love with.”

While ‘Gulabo’ track is trending on the chartbuster list, Sanah is surprising everyone with her talent!

Photos: Alia Bhatt, Shahid Kapoor launch ‘Shaam Shaandar’

Shahid Kapoor and Alia Bhatt recently launched their latest song, Shaam Shaandaar, from their forthcoming film, Shaandaar, at the famous Mithibai college in Mumbai, amidst a young and enthusiastic crowd of more than 1,200 students.

The song is an upbeat, high tempo number, replete with the signature dance moves of Shahid Kapoor, with Alia Bhatt matching his steps with equal gusto. The song reflects the energetic verve and celebratory spirit of the film and is shot with a riot of colours, boasting a grand scale.

The duo of Shahid-Alia or ‘Shalia’ presented an energetic dance performance of the track live, before opening the stage for a casual and informal interaction with the students. The lead pair fielded questions, indulged in lighthearted banter with them and had the crowd cheering and whistling at their every move.

While Alia excitedly spoke about her customised outfit that displayed some cool fan art she received recently on social media, Shahid nostalgically bonded with the students of the college, that happened to be his alma mater. The evening ended with Shalia having a selfie moment with the students, truly making it a Shaam Shaandaar for everyone present.

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Alia & Shahid launch ‘Gulaabo’ from ‘Shaandar’

Actors Alia Bhatt and Shahid Kapoor launched the first song from their upcoming movie, Shaandar, recently at an event in Mumbai.
Check out the song and photos from the launch here:

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Fox Star Studios invites audiences to witness 2015’s most awaited Bollywood romantic comedy, Shaandaar, releasing on 22nd October, presented by Dharma Productions and Phantom Films.

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Fox to release ‘Shaandar’ in UK cinemas on 22nd October


Shaandar UK cinemas 20th Century Fox Canvas InternationalFox Star Studios will release 2015’s most awaited Bollywood romantic comedy Shaandaar  onto the silver screen on 22nd October, presented by Dharma Productions and Phantom Films.

Marking Indian cinema’s first destination wedding film, Shaandaar is the next outing by maverick director, Vikas Bahl, following the runaway success of the critically lauded and commercially successful Queen – 2014’s most celebrated Bollywood film that consequently swept up award season. Set to surpass the plaudit generated by his last cinematic offering, Bahl’s Shaandaar has been highly anticipated by audiences and critics alike since its announcement, with its trailer release generating in excess of five million views in four days.

Principally filmed against the charming backdrop of Leeds and the sweeping Yorkshire countryside, Shaandaar will appeal to cross-generational audiences, representing feelgood Indian cinema at its finest. Stylish, sassy and exuberant, Shaandaar is a breezy rom-com featuring two of India’s most accomplished artists – understated Bollywood beau, Shahid Kapoor, and the industry’s most celebrated new gen talent, Alia Bhatt. Supporting the pair onscreen is a seasoned ensemble featuring Pankaj Kapur, Sanjay Kapoor and veteran actress, Sushma Seth. Bearing the hallmarks of an evergreen, feelgood screen gem and emblematic of contemporary Bollywood filmmaking at its best, Shaandaar will charm cineastes for years to come with its loveable and timeless narrative, delightful mise en scene and polished performances. The film is complemented by a magical soundtrack courtesy of composer Amit Trivedi, who has crafted a collection of anthemic tracks that are sure to champion the airwaves.

Synopsis: A big fat, “Shaandaar” Indian wedding, which is actually a business merger between two of the biggest business families of India, is taking place at a castle in Europe. Mrs. Kamla Arora, the grandmother and matriarch of the Arora family and the sole owner of the billion-dollar family business and property, has planned the wedding herself. Kamla Arora treats everyone like her servants including her three sons, Bipin, the eldest, Vipul and Vinay. Mr.Fandwani, the groom’s father, is a brash, Sindhi businessman and the counterpart equivalent to Kamla Arora. The conspicuously ostentatious Fandwani’s dress in gold, accessorise in gold and even consume gold.

Brewing against the backdrop of the Shaandaar wedding is a love triangle between our protagonists Alia and Jaginder Joginder, and Bipin, Alia’s father. Bipin believes no man is good enough for his daughter. Alia is a dreamer. Her dreams are wholly out of touch. Jagjinder Joginder is a pragmatist and doer. He can make anything happen. For obvious reasons, Bipin hates Jagjinder Joginder.
The journey of Alia, Jagjinder Joginder and Bipin during the chaotic and lavish wedding forms the narrative of Shaandaar. A fairy tale, or nightmare, that everyone has dreamt of!

Fox Star Studios, Dharma Productions and Phantom Films present Shaandaar, releasing in UK cinemas on 22nd October.

Synopsis: ‘Shandaar’ starring Alia Bhatt & Shahid Kapoor

Presented by Fox Star India, Dharma Productions in association with Phantom Films, has released the first trailer of Vikas Bahl’s next directorial, Shaandar.

Shaandar was extensively filmed in the UK last year and stars Alia Bhatt and Shahid Kapoor along with Pankaj Kapur. The trailer has already been viewed over 4 million times on YouTube.

Shaandar UK Release Fox (3)Synospis: A big fat “Shaandaar” Indian wedding, which is actually a business merger between two of the biggest business families of India, is happening at an exotic castle in Europe. Mrs. Kamla Arora, the grandmother of the Arora family, the sole owner of the billion-dollar business and the property, has planned their wedding. Kamla Arora , treats everyone like her servants including her three sons, Bipin (the eldest), Vipul and Vinay. Mr.Fandwani, the groom’s father is a loud Sindhi businessman who is the counter to Kamla Arora: The Fandwanis dress in gold, accessorise in gold and if possible they drink and eat gold.

Based against the backdrop of the Shaandaar wedding is a love triangle between (our protagonists) Alia and  Jagjinder Joginder and Bipin ( Alia’s father). Bipin believes there’s no guy that will be good enough for his daughter while Aliya is a dreamer but her dreams are whacked out and Jagjinder Joginder is a doer, he can make anything happen! …And for obvious reasons Bipin hates Jagjinder  Joginder.

The journey of Alia, Jagjinder Joginder  and Bipin in the chaotic and lavish wedding is the story of Shaandaar. It’s a fairy tale love story that everyone has always dreamt of…

20th Century Fox will release Shaandar in UK cinemas on 22nd October 2015. 

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Haider wins People’s Choice Award at the Rome Film Festival

Haider produced by UTV Motion Pictures and VB Pictures which had its Italian premiere at the prestigious Rome Film Festival on 24th October, won the ‘People’s Choice Award’ in the Mondo Genre (World Genre) announced today. Out of the 7 films that featured under this genre, Haider was the only Asian film selected across the globe.

This is the first time that an Indian film wins the Audience Award in a non-specialized (non-focused on Asian Cinema) wide-ranging international festival. After winning hearts across India, the movie continues to woo audiences across the globe. Winning the ‘People’s Choice Award’ is truly prestigious as it’s one of the most unbiased awards since its chosen by the audiences and Haider was clearly the choice of the people. This is a huge honour for the Film as well as the country.

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The Mondo Genre had a selection of feature films of young or already successful directors this year and the festival gave priority to film that are world premieres. The movies selected were from countries like Italy, USA, Brazil and France.

Along with Haider other films selected at the festival included films like Gone Girl by David Fincher starring Ben Affleck, The Knick by Steven Soderbergh starring Clive Owen, Black and White by Mike Binder starting Kevin Costner, Still Alice by Richard Glatzer starring Julianne Moore, Kristen Stewart and Alec Baldwin, Night Crawler by Dan Gilroy starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Jia Zhangke, UN Gars De Fenyang by Walter Salles,Time Out of Mine by Oren Moverman starring Richard Gere, Stonehearst Asylum by Richard Anderson starring Kate Beckinsale and Ben Kingsley among several others.

In the past the ‘People’s Choice Award’ at The Rome Film Festival was won ‘Dallas Buyers Club’ in 2013 and ‘The Motel Life’ in 2012.

“This is a huge achievement for the film and a matter of pride for India. Haider has been awarded with the Peoples choice award in the ‘Mondo genre’ of the Rome Film Festival. It truly affirms our belief that good cinema can transcend boundaries and this award puts Haider on the global map. After the overwhelming wave of appreciation in India now Haider embarks on it’s global journey with this feat,” says Amrita Pandey, VP & Head of Marketing and Distribution – Studios,
Disney India.

Haider is a classic Shakespearean tale retold with Kashmir in India as its backdrop, it’s a story that we would like to take to the world and to get this award now is a proud moment for the entire team of Haider,” says Director Vishal Bhardwaj.

“I am fortunate to get a chance to be a part of this breakthrough movie, it was one of the most difficult roles for me and I am ecstatic with the positive reviews and audience feedback Haider has received. It’s a moment of immense pride that the movie has got this award at the festival, ” says Shahid Kapoor who plays the role of Haider.

Directed by Vishal Bhardwaj, Haider is a modern-day adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, set in the backdrop of the beautiful Kashmir and stars Shahid Kapoor, Shraddha Kapoor, Tabu, Kay Kay Menon and Irrfan. The movie saw a worldwide release on Oct 2nd, 2014 and with this movie the much-admired filmmaker completes his Shakespearean trilogy.

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‘Maqbool’, ‘Omkara’ and ‘Haider’ to be made into books

Haider Shahid KapoorVishal Bhardwaj’s attraction for Shakespeare is undeniable and we all know how he has adapted three of his plays into films.

Maqbool was an adaptation of Macbeth, Omkara of Othello and Shakespeare’s toughest play, Hamlet, is being adapted into Haider.

Ever since filmmakers of the world are working towards period cinema, good books and bestsellers have been the favourite source for film scripts.

However with Vishal the turnaround is doubly commendable because, filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj’s three film scripts adapted from Shakespeare are going to be published as books themselves. 

The prestigious Harper Collins Publishers will publish the script of the trilogy of Maqbool, Omkara and Haider.

Haider releases in UK cinemas on 19th September 2014. 

From Student to Killer : Haider

Vishal Bhardwaj’s attraction for Shakespeare is undeniable. Earlier, he made Maqbool, which was an adaptation of Macbeth, and then Omkara, which was his version of Othello.

Now, he has adapted Hamlet into his upcoming film Haider, which is famous for being Shakespeare’s toughest play, but it did not discourage Vishal Bhardwaj from adapting it, in which Shahid Kapoor has many diverse looks, from his long hair to going totally bald.

When asked Vishal Bhardwaj about it, he said, “Shahid goes through an emotional journey in the film, where he starts from being a simple student in search of his father, grows his hair long and learns that his father has been probably killed and then almost becomes mad to finally taking his revenge. When he came to know that I was adapting Hamlet, he was keen to play the character of Hamlet, who is Haider in our film and within a second I asked him, ‘Will you go bald or not?’ So that was a prerequisite for the role.”

Further asking filmmaker,what attracts him most about Shakespeare, he said, “His stories have timeless human drama. His stories may be 400 years old, but yet, the human conflict is the same. Human beings may have progressed, but the inner self is still 400 years old.”

Haider, starring Tabu, Shahid Kapoor, Shraddha Kapoor, and Kay Kay Menon, directed by Vishal Bhardwaj, produced under the banner of UTV Motion Pictures, is slated to release in UK cinemas on 2nd October 2014.

Shahid Kapoor’s tranformation for ‘Haider’

Haider Shahid KapoorShahid Kapoor seems to have undergone change especially when it comes to his on-screen persona between his last outing R…Rajkumar and his upcoming Haider.

Vishal Bhardwaj’s Haider, adaptation of Hamlet, has seen Shahid’s transform himself completely to get into the skin of his character for which he is getting appreciation from the industry.

Director Vikas Bahl says, “It’s wonderful to see how he gets into the skin of the character and constantly surprises us. Wanting to see him play Haider now.”

Futher director-producer Karan Johar adds, “The film looks engaging and power-packed with drama and intrigue. It also appears to be Shahid’s best celluloid work.” From the first look of the film, it generated incredible grip online and on social networking sites

The actor is now being asked on how he got into the skin of his character, so much so that while he was in a meeting at a suburban five- star, a hotel guest disturbed the meeting to tell him how much he loved the trailer. Even his neighbours have been telling him about the trailer and how they are looking forward to the film. This has been encouraging Shahid, but the most important ones come from his father Pankaj Kapur, who said, “Haider is real, touching and explosive. I have not seen Shakespeare’s Hamlet interpreted the way Vishal has in Haider. I am proud of Shahid’s performance in it.”

Haider starring Shahid Kapoor, Shraddha Kapoor, Tabu and Kay Kay Menon, directed by Vishal Bhardwaj, produced under the banner of UTV motion picture is slated to release in UK cinemas on  2nd October 2014.

Competition: Win tickets to Bollywood Showstoppers 2014

Bollywood Showstoppers 2014 is returning to The O2 on Sunday 3rd August. Headlined by Shahid Kapoor, Sonakshi Sinha, Ali Zafar, Jacqueline Fernandez performing for the first time in the UK and supported by musical sensation Mika Singh and the spectacular Bolly Flex dancers, the four hour spectacular is filled with extravagant entertainment, from jaw-dropping high energy dance performances to live blockbuster musical acts that will keep you on the edge of your feet.

Bollywood Showstoppers

We have teamed up with Bolly-Flex and Naz Choudhury, the director and producer of the Bolly-Flex shows, to give away a pair of tickets. Simply answer the following question using the form below:

  •  Which world-famous venue will host the Bollywood Showstoppers concert in London on 3rd August?

This Competition is now closed!

The competition closes on 30thJuly 2014. The winner will be contacted via e-mail. This competition is only open to UK residents.

Bollywood Showstoppers 2013 rocked The O2 with Bipasha Basu, Atif Aslam, Shaan and Malaika Arora and now in 2014, it just got bigger. Don’t miss out on the biggest Bollywood concert of the year, book your tickets now to avoid disappointment.

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Trailer: Shahid Kapoor in and as ‘Haider’

UTV Motion Pictures has released the trailer of Haider, a Vishal Bharadwaj film starring Shahid Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor.

An adaption of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, the film also stars Tabu, Kay Kay Menon, Irrfan Khan, Ashish Vidyarthi, Kulbhushan Kharbanda among others.

Haider releases in UK cinemas on 2nd October through UTV Motion Pictures.

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Shahid Kapoor and Sonakshi Sinha to headline Bollywood Showstoppers 2014

Shahid Kapoor and Sonakshi Sinha will headline Bollywood Showstoppers 2014 and performing for the first time in the UK. They will be supported by the musical sensation Mika Singh, the spectacular Bolly Flex dancers and more this summer in London

 The show features four hours of entertainment with jaw-dropping dance performances, live music acts and comedy. The event will take place at The O2 on Sunday 3 August 2014.

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Following the success of star studded Bollywood Showstoppers tour in 2013 with Bipasha, Shaan, Atif and Malaika. Flex FX Productions will bring the event back to The O2 exclusively to the UK for one night only.

Photos: Shahid Kapoor’s new look for ‘Haider’

Shahid Kapoor’s new look for Disney UTV Studio and Vishal Bharadwaj’s Haider has been released. Directed by Vishal Bharadwaj, Haider also stars Aashiqui 2 girl Shraddha Kapoor. 

“Disney UTV Studios’ previous association with Vishal Bharadwaj and Shahid Kapoor delivered the cult box office hit Kaminay. The audiences have long awaited the next installment from this team, and in Haider we believe the audiences will find the wait was well worth it. With an incredible ensemble of actors including Tabu, Shraddha Kapoor and Kay Kay Menon, this Shakespearean interpretation set against the backdrop of militancy in Kashmir, has some remarkable performances and great music. We believe Haider will be a worthy successor to Maqbool and Omkara,” said Amar Butala, Creative Director, Studios, Disney UTV in a statement.

Talking about the film and his new look, Shahid Kapoor says, “I believe in the script and have completely surrendered to Vishal sir’s vision on my character and my look.”


‘R…Rajkumar’ collects Rs. 45.77 crore worldwide in the opening weekend

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Eros International has announced an impressive opening weekend of R…Rajkumar at the box office with Rs. 45.77 crores worldwide.

Produced by Eros International and Next Gen Films, the mass entertainer starring Shahid Kapoor and Sonakshi Sinha with its hit music and Prabhu Dheva style action, romance and signature dialogues hit the right chord with audiences and found its place in the top ten opening weekends among Hindi films this year. Monday remained steady at the box office with the masalathon raking in an attractive Rs. 5.65 crore in India.

In its opening weekend, the film grossed Rs. 39.77 crore in India (Net collections: Rs. 30.59 crore) and Rs. 6 crores overseas. It released across 2900 screens in India and 300 screens overseas.

Speaking on the film opening, Nandu Ahuja, Sr. VP, India theatrical, Eros International Media Limited, “With its mass appeal, chart busting songs and high octave action, R…Rajkumar made for a perfect commercial entertainer and has a received a big thumbs up from the junta. A large chunk of revenue has come from mass dominated circuits with single screens and multiplexes packed to capacity. With Monday holding up strong as well, we are looking to end the week with positive momentum”.