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Shootout at Wadala storms the Indian Box Office

Shootout at Wadala - UK ReleaseAmong the most keenly awaited releases of 2013, Shootout at Wadalba triumphed at the Indian box office with an incredible opening weekend of Rs. 30.7 cr (Net.) (Fri: 10.10cr, Sat: 9.75cr, Sun: 10.85cr.)

Shootout at Wadala opened across 1900+ screens across the country and recorded the 3rd highest opening in 2013 and highest non-holiday opening of the year.

Despite an “A” certificate and cricket matches, the film successfully secured glowing reviews and a robust opening weekend. Various rights of the multi-starrer have already been sold, contributing additional revenues. These include music, home video and overseas etc.

Shootout at Wadala has been produced by Balaji Motion Pictures and White Feather Films, and directed by Sanjay Gupta.

Starring Anil Kapoor, John Abraham, Tusshar, Manoj Bajpayee, Sonu Sood, Kangana Ranaut, Mahesh Manjrekar, Ronit Roy and a host of others, the film dramatizes the first-ever registered encounter by the Mumbai police, where gangster Manya Surve was shot dead at the junction next to Ambedkar college, Wadalba, Mumbai, back in 1982. It is the next installment in the Shootout series, the first being the 2007 hit, Shootout At Lokhandwala.



Spotted: Team ‘Shootout at Wadala’ in Dubai

The Shootout At Wadala team took out time from their busy promotions in Dubai to visit the Rashid Centre, set up for challenged children with special needs.

His Highness Sheikh Juma Al Maktoum warmly greeted the SAW team comprising Anil Kapoor, John Abraham, Tusshar, Manoj Bajpai, Sunny Leone, Sophie Choudry, Pakistani crooner Mustafa Zahid (who has rendered the hit ‘Yeh Junoon’ track in the film) and Balaji CEO Tanuj Garg. Actor Sonu Sood was unable to attend because of his leg injury.

The children put up a special act for the celebrity guests following which the latter raised a huge sum of money for them by way of a charity auction. John and Mustafa even broke into an impromptu dance at the end, as the guests cheered.

Shootout at Wadala releases in UK cinemas this week on 3rd May 2013. 

Shootout at Wadala in Dubai


Shootout at Wadala in Dubai


Shootout at Wadala in Dubai


Shootout at Wadala in Dubai


Shootout at Wadala in Dubai


Shootout at Wadala in Dubai


Shootout at Wadala in Dubai

Kangana Ranaut plays Vidya in ‘Shootout at Wadala’

Kangana Ranaut in Shootout at WadalaWith the sensational news about the dazzling cameos of Priyanka Chopra, Sunny Leone and Sophie Choudry in Shootout At Wadala, having created a splash, the film’s fourth female dimension comes in the form of the heroine, Kangana Ranaut.

Kangana plays the role of Vidya who is Manya Surve’s (John Abraham) love interest. While there is no mention of Vidya in S. Hussain Zaidi’s best-seller ‘Dongri To Dubai’ (from which a part of the film has been inspired), director Sanjay Gupta learnt of her existence through his interaction with the Police while researching for the film.

Reveals Sanjay, “The Police know about Vidya. So do the residents of Mumbai’s Dadar and Agar Bazaar areas where she is folklore. Many believe that she betrayed Manya, which led to his encounter. No one knows what happened to her after Manya’s death.”

On his decision to cast Kangana, he adds, “The role of Vidya was written originally with Vidya Balan in mind, as we needed a powerhouse actress to pull off the film’s emotional dimension. When it didn’t work out, we opted for Kangana, as she is a fantastic actress. She has really stood her own amid the men in the film and delivered a knock-out performance.”

Interestingly, Kangana’s de-glam cotton-sari look, make-up and hair have been styled on the lines of Shabana Azmi’s character from ‘Arth’. Concludes Gupta, “She’s done something she hasn’t done before.”

Eros International will release the film in UK cinemas on 3rd May.

Check out these posters of the film:

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All eyes are on Kangana Ranaut this year!

Kangana RanautNational Award winner Kangana Ranaut, apart from being a powerhouse actress and eccentric style diva, is also among the most sought after Bollywood actresses, proof of which are the exciting films Kangana stars in this year.

Kangana Ranaut fans are in for a treat as the actress will be part of a whopping 7 films this year, essaying versatile characters starting with Balaji Motion Pictures Shootout at Wadala, Krrish 3 alongside Hrithik Roshan, Karan Johar’s Ungli, Anurag Kashyap’s Queen, I Love New York with Sunny Deol, acclaimed Marathi author Vishwas Rao Patil’s Rajjo and Revolver Rani.

Says a trade source, “This is a year that will highlight Kangana’s careers finest. She has 7 of her films releasing consecutively – While Queen, Revolver Rani and Rajjo see her in woman-oriented drama roles. She balances it out with commercial offerings like Shootout at Wadala, Krrish 3 and Ungli. She is soon emerging a talent to reckon with, with several directors and industry wallas vouching for her and the proof of it lies in the number of films that have been offered to her.”

The actress will be next seen in UK cinemas in Shootout at Wadala, releasing in UK cinemas through Eros International on 1st May 2013. 



‘Laila Teri Le Legi’ under CBFC scanner; altered for TV

SunnyThe keenly awaited dance tune, ‘Laila Teri Le Legi’ featuring John Abraham, Tusshar and the sensational Sunny Leone, was recently under the Censor Board scanner. Complying with The Central Board of Film Certificate (CBFC), the makers have altered the lyrics to ‘Laila Teri Loot Legi’ in order to get the promo on air for television promotion.

Says director Sanjay Gupta,“The original version of the song had the lyrics, Laila Teri Le Legi. If we had to retain these words, the Censor Board would’ve given it an adult rating and we would not have been able to air the track on television during prime time. So we have changed the words to Laila Tujhe Loot Legi.”

Adds Tanuj Garg, CEO Balaji Motion Pictures, “Various modifications had to be made in the promo at the behest of CBFC to get it aired on TV”.

Balaji Motion Pictures and White Feather Films’ Shootout At Wadala, directed by Sanjay Gupta, stars Anil Kapoor, John Abraham, Kangana Ranaut, Manoj Bajpai, Tusshar, Sonu Sood, Mahesh Manjrekar, Ronit Roy & Siddhant Kapoor, with Priyanka Chopra, Sunny Leone and Sophie Choudry in special appearances.

Shootout at Wadala releases in UK cinemas through Eros International on 3rd May 2013. 

Watch the song here:

Akshay Kumar shoots on a Sunday after 7 years

Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai 2The last time Akshay Kumar worked on a Sunday was when he was shooting for Priyadarshan’s Bhagam Bhag in 2006. Back then, Akshay set a rule for himself of never to work on a Sunday and dedicated that one day of the week to his family. But now, he has broken his own rule for Milan Luthria’s Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai.

“Milan was not well, due to which the shoot was delayed for three days. So Akshay agreed to work on 7th April  (Sunday) to make up for lost time. Since this is the film’s last schedule, the makers can’t push it any further. The permission and availability of the shooting venue (at Ballard Estate in south Mumbai) is also a constraint,” says an insider from the unit.

To make sure they catch up on lost time, Akshay and co-stars Imran Khan and Sonakshi Sinha started shooting at 7 am on Sunday. “The shoot went on all day till the sun went down. The idea was to finish as much as they could,” adds the insider.

Milan confirms the news, saying “Yes, I have asked Akshay for a big favour (by making him work on a Sunday). But what we shot on  7th April is an interesting sequence,” he says, adding, “I haven’t told him yet, but I need him to work next Sunday too.”

The sequel to the 2010 gangster film is expected to release on Eid this year.


Watch: Priyanka Chopra sizzles in ‘Babli Badmaash’

Priyanka in Babli Badmaash

In a first, Priyanka Chopra is seen dancing to a special number in the forthcoming Sanjay Gupta-directed ‘Shootout At Wadala’. Titled Babli Badmaash, the retro-style track is an ode to the energetic 80s. It has been composed by Anu Malik, rendered by Sunidhi Chauhan, written by Kumaar and choreographed by Ahmed Khan. 

Says Ekta Kapoor, “Priyanka’s first association with Balaji had to be special. We went through numerous tracks before finalising on what we all felt was a winner. Priyanka has taken it to a new level and will become synonymous with Babli.”

Adds Tanuj Garg, CEO – Balaji Motion Pictures, “Priyanka’s inclusion in the project further elevates the potential blockbuster status of Shootout At Wadala.”

Priyanka’s look  in the track is designed by Manish Malhotra. It is a tribute to Amitabh Bachchan’s famous bulb outfit from ‘Yaarana’ (1981), with a modern twist. It’s made of leather and rubber (reminiscent of Zeenat Aman’s erstwhile slinky gowns) with LED lights fitted to it, accentuating Priyanka’s sexy curves. 



Priyanka Chopra does her first ever item number for Shooutout at Wadala

Priyanka Chopra in Marrakech Ekta Kapoor and Sanjay Gupta’s keenly awaited drama Shootout at Wadala, is becoming bigger and bigger with every passing day.

The latest is that Priyanka Chopra has been roped in for a sensational item song in the multi-starrer.

Titled ‘Babli Badmaash’, the track will be shot next week in Mumbai. Ahmed Khan will choreograph the ‘futuristic retro’ track.

Priyanka’s look is being designed by Manish Malhotra and the actress has been taking personal interest in it to ensure that it is the most spectacular track of the year.

This is Priyanka’s first ever item track for an outside film and both Balaji and Priyanka are keen to make it special. This also marks Priyanka and Balaji’s first association.

The actress has also been confirmed for Balaji and Tigmanshu Dhulia’s Milan Talkies opposite Imran Khan, commencing later this year.

‘Babli Badmaash’ has been rendered by Sunidhi Chauhan and composed by Anu Malik.

Shootout at Wadala releases worldwide on 1st May 2013.

Watch: ‘Shootout at Wadala’ Trailer

Shootout at WadalaA live gang war where actor Anil Kapoor came to fulfill his responsibility as a cop. No, this was not the set of a film, but the first trailer launch of Shootout at Wadala. The trailer was also simultaneously launched in four other cities with other cast members.

Touted as one of the most expensive launches till date, the scene was acted out in front of the audiences at the Great India Place Mall, with intriguing props in the background. The entire scene was created by ace stunt director Tinu Verma.

Producer Ekta Kapoor along with Anil, who plays a cop in this crime thriller, was present to unveil the trailer, which was enacted in four other cities with other cast members at the same time.

Asked why she decided to have such an elaborate promotion for the film, Ekta said: “I did it because I want to present something exciting to the audience. The audience spends Rs.200 to watch our films, so the least we can do for them is to excite them with new and interesting things. This is a five city event and may be next time I will make it a 25 city event.”

Shootout At Wadala, a crime thriller releasing on 3rd May 2013 , also stars John Abraham, Kangna Ranaut, Tusshar Kapoor and Sonu Sood.