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20th Century Fox to release ‘Kalank’ in UK cinemas

20th Century Fox UK will release Kalank starring Sanjay Dutt, Madhuri Dixit, Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt, Sonkashi Sinha and Aditya Roy Kapur in UK cinemas on 17th April 2019.
One of the most-anticipated films of the year, Kalank, the saga of love set in 1940s, has been in the news ever since its announcement. The first teaser of the film was launched in Mumbai this week. The cast came together for the event with Varun Dhawan flying in from London for a day, where he has been filming for Street Dancer 3.

Helmed by Abhishek Varman, the film is close to Karan Johar’s heart, as it was his father, producer Yash Johar’s last project that he conceptualised 15 years ago. Karan wanted to direct the film himself following the release of Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003), but unfortunately, it got pushed to the back burner.
With screenplay & directed by Abhishek Varman, the film is produced by Karan Johar, Sajid Nadiadwala, Hiroo Yash Johar and Apoorva Mehta & co-produced by Fox Star Studios. 
The star cast of KALANK at the teaser launch in Mumbai this week.

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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Alia Bhatt to walk for Mijwan – The Legacy

Alia Bhatt and Imtiaz in London (4)Veteran actress Shabana Azmi will soon celebrate the 5th year of the annual Mijwan fashion show by Manish Malhotra. The theme for the show this year is Mijwan – The Legacy which epitomises the continuing realisation of Kaifi Azmi, the legendary poet and father of Shabana. 

While this fashion show is always packed with the biggest stars from the film industry, this year mother-daughter duo Alia Bhatt and Soni Razdan will be seen walking together

Namrata Goyal says “We are very humbled that Soni Razdan and Alia Bhatt are also the part of the Mijwan Welfare Society. We truly feel that’s its going to be the great show and we are very thankful to the industry who have agreed to support the Mijwan Welfare Society by walking the ramp and they have been very forthcoming. We are happy that they all will be the part of Kaifi Saab’s legacy and are helping us to take it forward…”

When we contacted Shabana seeking for a confirmation on the news, she said, “I believe the film industry is like a large family. We come together in joy and sorrow. I am overwhelmed that Shatru (Shatrughan Sinha) is walking the ramp with Sonakshi (Sinha) for the very first time. Anil (Kapoor) and Sonam (Kapoor), Javed (Akhtar) Saab and Farhan (Akhtar) have never walked together before neither have the Bachchans. Shankar and Sidharth Mahadevan are singing live. What would be more befitting for our theme this year Mijwan- The Legacy! A legacy Kaifi Saab has passed to me and I to my god-daughter Namrata Goyal. Manish Malhotra’s creations this time are going to be different. We have 5 people coming from Mijwan. I cannot even begin to tell you how empowering is it for them to watch their craft being showcased by the film industry’s leading stars. I am deeply deeply grateful to all my colleagues.”

Alia makes it large with Samjhawaan

IMG_3510Actress Alia Bhatt left her fans stunned when she made her singing debut with Samjhawaan for Karan Johar’s Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania.

She also received tremendous applaud for the same. Having had a passion for singing, recording the song meant a lot to her and a recent award for the same has made her happier than ever.

At the Radio Mirchi Music Award held recently, Alia won the Make it Large Award . This comes as no surprise as Alia’s Samjhawaan has not only touched souls but has also left a mass impact on the audience.

Alia is elated with her recent victory and says, “I am really happy to get this awards it means a lot. Thank you Mirchi for the award.”

Way to go girl!​

Ekta, Mohit and Chetan collaborate on ‘Half Girlfriend’

Half Girlfriend The director of Aashiqui 2, writer of 2 States and producer of Ek Villain have come together to bring audiences another love story, Half Girlfriend.

Balaji and Mohit Suri who struck gold with the 100 crore hit Ek Villain team up again, after their colossal hit, this time with celebrated author, Chetan Bhagat, who is riding high on 5 Point Someone and 2 States.

Based on the love that a non English-speaking Bihari boy Madhav has for an English-speaking girl Riya, the interestingly titled film talks of changing modern relationships.

“I am delighted to team up with one of the most talented modern directors, Mohit Suri and Ekta Kapoor, an iconic producer who has understood the Indian pulse like nobody else. Between our respective readers and audiences, we will cover most of India’s film watching population,” said Chetan Bhagat. 

“Mohit and Ekta’s belief in the story, proven by their announcing the film before the book releases, only shows their strong conviction in the subject. Half Girlfriend is already one of the most awaited films and we will make sure we live up to the hype,” added the award-winning author. 

“Spielberg said when he was a kid, there was no collaboration; it was him with a camera bossing his friends around. But as an adult, filmmaking is all about appreciating the talents of the people you surround yourself with and knowing you could never have made any of these films by yourself,” said Mohit Suri.

Half Girlfriend “I am delighted to be a part of what I believe is a truly creative collaboration. I am working with extremely passionate and driven professionals on an emotional & soulful story, which is among the best I’ve read in recent times,” added the Zeher director. 

Speaking of the collaboration, Ekta Kapoor said, “We are extremely excited about this partnership, which brings some great creative minds and energy together. We will leave no stone unturned in making this gorgeous and charming tale of love the biggest and most talked about release of the year.”

Half Girlfriend will release in 2016.

Photos: Alia Bhatt and Arjun Kapoor promote ‘2 States’ in London

Alia Bhatt and Arjun Kapoor today promoted their upcoming film 2 States in the British capital. 

The duo along with the writer of the best-selling novel 2 States – The Story of My Marriage also met fans at Cineworld, Feltham in the evening today. 

2 States releases in UK cinemas on 18th April 2014.

Check out some photos by Hayat Khan:


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‘2 States’ songs are young and energetic

The makers of 2 States, starring Alia Bhatt and Arjun Kapoor, recently launched the song Mast Magan from the original motion picture soundtrack of the film.

The song has been shot in real locations in Tamil Nadu,a temple at Mylapore and a pier at Ennore beach.

Producer Karan Johar says, “The idea was to create a romantic album that not only has soul, but also young energy. These kind of songs have a longer shelf life.They’re not item-based or seasonal.”

Director Abhishek Varman was keen on Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy copmposing the soundtrack. The trio has composed many hit albums for both production houses producing the film, Dharma Productions and Sajid Nadiawala Productions.

Sajid Nadiadwala adds, “SEL have given great music in my films Housefull and Heyy Babyy. Mast Magan is my favourite track in the 2 States album and I think it will grow.”

While praising the singer Arjit Singh, Sajid says, “His voice has a haunting quality and makes the song stay with you/”

Karan mentions for lyricist Amitabh Bhattacharya, “He is a strong talent in music. Amitabh’s words tend to have a colloquial nature, but they also have a tremendous amount of soul.”

2 States releases in UK cinemas on 18th April 2014.

Alia Bhatt and Arjun Kapoor romance in the first trailer of ‘2 States’

The wait is finally over, as the trailer of Alia Bhatt and Arjun Kapoor starrer 2 States has been released by Dharma Productions.

The trailer reveals great incredible chemistry between the lead couple as they are seen romancing on-campus, while the second half shows their love being put to the test.

A Disney UTV presentation, and a Sajid Nadiadwala & Karan Johar production, 2 States has been directed by Abhishek Varman and stars Alia Bhatt and Arjun Kapoor.

It is based on Chetan Bhagat’s best-selling novel 2 States, and is slated to release in UK cinemas on 18th April, 2014.

Check out photos from the trailer launch by Varinder Chawla:

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First Look: Alia Bhatt and Arjun Kapoor in ‘2 States’

The first teaser poster of 2 States starring Alia Bhatt and Arjun Kapoor has been released today.

2 STATES - UK Release

2 States is produced by Karan Johar and Sajid Nadiawala under Dharma Productions and Sajid Nadiawala Productions respectively. Directed by Abhishek Varman, the film is based on the best selling novel by Chetan Bhagat.

The trailer of the film will be launched by Karan Johar, Sajid Nadiadwala, Chetan Bhagat, Alia Bhatt and Arjun Kapoor on 28th February in Mumbai. 

Disney UTV will release the film in UK cinemas on 18 April, 2014.

Imtiaz Ali’s ‘Highway’ routes back to TV

Imtiaz Ali explaining a shot to Alia, Gurgaon  Imtiaz Ali’s Highway is all set to release on 13th of December, 2013, but not many people know that he had directed an episode of the same name, which aired on a TV channel in the early 2000s.

“I had made Highway on Rishtey on Zee TV. It was a forty five minute slot. The episode was well received but i felt that the story had a lot more to say. It had power and magnificence which i could not do justice to. More than a decade later the story was still with me and I was still desperate to go into it. So this time I jumped in,” said Imtiaz.

“It is a story of two opposite people united by fate. I had wanted Highway to be my first film. I am very glad that it did not happen that time. I think I understand the story much better now,” he added

STUDENT OF THE YEAR hits the floors

Karan Johar’s last directorial venture, My Name is Khan, went on to become the biggest blockbuster overseas of all times. Now, Johar is currently busy with preparations for his next film titled Student of the Year. Dharma Productions released the first look of the film earlier this year in January, at a time when the script of the film was not even finalized. The film stars three debutantes Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan and Siddharth Malhotra in leading roles. Karan went on several trips to London and New York to write the script of his new film. However, Karan was facing writers block, and revealed to a tabloid: “I wrote one page and it ended there as three different ideas came into my head. I couldn’t write any more as I am confused now as to which idea I should develop for my next film.”

Rensil D’Silva, who directed the Saif-Kareena starrer Kurbaan for Johar’s company, then came on board to bring more creativity to the script. According to a source close to the production, the film will primarily be shot in India. But there might also be a schedule at a European resort.

The stars of the film have been trying to keep a low profile since SOTY was announced. Alia Bhatt, daughter of Mahesh Bhatt who has just finished school has already been linked to Varun Dhawan, son of veteran director Dawid Dhawan. Alia was introduced to Johar by Niranjan Iyengar, who has written dialogues and lyrics for Johar in the past. Iyengar described Alia as “a star waiting to happen.”

Varun and Siddharth Malhotra assisted Johar in My Name is Khan. Siddharth was an ambitious model from Delhi and somehow made his way into Dharma Productions. While Varun was recently holidaying while his brother shot his debut film Desi Boyz in London, there is not much known about what Siddharth is up to these days.

Karan Johar wanted to direct a fun film after MNIK, which was “emotionally exhausting” for him, and SOTY being a musical is the perfect choice. The first schedule of the film starts on the 16th of August 2011 with a lip-sync wedding song. The Kuch Kuch Hota Hai director was quoted saying, “if I am nervous I wonder what the 3 first timers are feeling?”

I certainly can’t wait for this one to come out on the big screen and for the actors to come to London to promote the film.


This article first appeared on http://bollyspice.com/25942/student-of-the-year-hits-the-floors