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Eros International to release ‘Welcome Back’ in UK cinemas on 4th September

Cast of Welcome BackA. A. Nadiadwala and Eros International present Base Industries Group’s ‘Welcome Back’ which is the sequel to the 2007 blockbuster Welcome. The sequel is produced by Firoz A Nadiadwallah.

Helmed by director Anees Bazmee ,who also directed the first instalment of the franchise, the out-and-out entertainer stars John Abraham, Shruti Haasan, Nana Patekar, Anil Kapoor, Paresh Rawal, Naseeruddin Shah, Dimple Kapadia, Shiney Ahuja and Ankita Srivastava.

The film is set to release in UK cinemas through Eros International on 4th September 2015. 

Synopsis:

Anil Kapoor & Nana PatekarUday Shetty (Nana Patekar) and Majnu bhai (Anil Kapoor) the protagonists from the film “Welcome” have left the underworld, and are now big businessmen. Two women, Chandni (Ankita Srivastava) and Maharani (Dimple Kapadia) posing as princess and Queen of Nazafgardh, enter their life;Chandni (Ankita Srivastava) is the new lady love in Uday Shetty (Nana Patekar) and Majnu’s(Anil Kapoor) life and both the friends’ dream of tying the knot with her at the earliest. However Appa – Uday’s father (Nana Patekar), plays spoilsport by bringing another daughter Ranjana (Shruti Haasan) from his third marriage.

He tells Uday Shetty (Nana Patekar) to get her married to someone from a good family. Maharani (Dimple Kapadia) puts a condition that only after their sister is married Chandni (Ankita Srivastava) will marry one of them. Now a search to find a suitable boy for their sister Ranjana (Shruti Haasan) starts .An idea strikesan and they think of Dr. Ghungroo (Paresh Raval)who may have a far off relative from his extended family since they are already familiar with his credentials.  As fate would have it, the day Dr. Ghungroo (Paresh Raval) wife Supriya confesses to her husband about Ajay (John Abraham), her grown up son, from a past marriage of his wife.

This comes as shocking news to Dr. Ghungroo (Paresh Raval). UdayShetty (Nana Patekar) and Majnu(Anil Kapoor) when they come to know about Dr. Ghungroo(Paresh Raval) son he feel themselves the most happiest as there could be no good family than Dr. Ghungroo’s (Paresh Raval).Uday Shetty (Nana Patekar)& Majnu(Anil Kapoor) fix their marriage, thinking Ajay (John Abraham) to be a decent boy. However they don’t know that Ajay (John Abraham) is a street smart guy and a known Bhai in Mumbai. Dr. Ghungroo (Paresh Raval) is shocked, and fears that if Uday Shetty (Nana Patekar) and Majnu (Anil Kapoor) come to know about the truth of Ajay (John Abraham) being a bhai. They shall break Dr. Ghungroo’s (Paresh Raval) bones.

Find out what happens next in cinemas on 4th September 2015.

Anil Kapoor, Nana Patekar, Anees Bazmee and Firoz A Nadiadwallah

 

Ankita Shrivastav and Anil Kapoor

 

John Abraham and Shruti Haasan

 

Nana Patekar, Anil Kapoor and Nasseruddin Shah

 

 

 

‘Dil Dhadakne Do’ set to have audiences all at sea

Expect choppy seas and inclement weather this summer, as UK audiences are swept aboard a roller-coaster of emotion and drama with this summer’s most anticipated release Dil Dhadakne Do. Watch the trailer here:

Dil Dhadakne Do is a bittersweet comedy-drama that focuses on one dysfunctional family’s array of tangled and tumultuous relationships on the high seas, as the socially ambitious Mehra family embark on a 10-day cruise that changes their lives forever.

Dil Dhadakne Do boasts an impressive pool of talent, both in front and behind the camera; it is written and directed by Zoya Akhtar (Luck By Chance, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara), regarded as amongst India’s most critically and commercially successful female directors, and stars an A-list line-up of, including Anil Kapoor (Slumdog Millionaire, Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol), Shefali Shah (Monsoon Wedding, Gandhi, My Father), Priyanka Chopra (Fashion, Barfi, Mary Kom), Ranveer Singh (Band Baaja Baaraat, Gunday), Anushka Sharma (PK) and Farhan Akhtar (Bhaag Milkha Bhaag).

Dil Dhakane Do UK Release Eros International (1)Adding their heavyweight presenter credentials to the film is Junglee Pictures, an emerging film studio spanning the development of Hindi feature films internationally and Excel Entertainment, India’s most dynamic pioneers of contemporary Indian film production, co-founded by Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar. The engaging musical score is penned by the acclaimed lyricists and music directors Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy.

Synopsis: Dil Dhadakne Do narrates the story of Kamal Mehra (Anil Kapoor) and his wife Neelam (Shefali Shah), one of the most popular couples in Delhi society, who decide to celebrate their forthcoming 30th wedding anniversary by planning a lavish 10–day cruise of Europe for their closest family and friends. 

Once on the ship, their picture-perfect lives start to unravel. Kamal is heading for bankruptcy and he and wife Neelam cannot tolerate being around each other. Their business savvy daughter, Ayesha(Priyanka Chopra) is sick of her marriage and wants a divorce, which leads to tensions with her husband and in-laws, who have also come along on the cruise. Completing the familial plotline is sonKabir (Ranveer Singh), who is slated to take over the family business and hopefully save the company by marrying the only daughter of the wealthy Sood family; but ever the dreamer, Kabir starts to have other ideas. He falls in love with an entertainer onboard the ship and realises he is not cut out for business after all.

Will the Mehra’s socially sink?  How will they be able to confront the society that is so fake and judgmental?  How will they swim to shore and survive as a happy family? ‘Dil Dhadakne Do’ will have all the answers.

Dil Dhadakne Do is set to release in UK cinemas on 5th June 2015.

 

Dil Dhakane Do UK Release Eros International (2)

First Look: ‘Dil Dhadakne Do’

Priyanka ChopraExcel Entertainment has released first look images of actors Anil Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra, Ranveer Singh, Farhan Akhtar and Anushka Sharma from their upcoming film, Dil Dhadakne Do.

The Zoya Akhtar directorial is a bittersweet comedy drama about a family that takes a trip that changes them forever.

Kamal and Neelam Mehra, one of the most popular couples in Delhi society are entering their 30th year of marriage. This is an occasion that calls for a lavish celebration in their circles. Kamal and Neelam take these social responsibilities very seriously and invite close family and friends on a 10 day cruise of Europe.

Once on the ship, their lives start to unfold. Kamal is heading to bankruptcy; Neelam and him can barely tolerate each other. Their business savvy daughter, Ayesha is sick of her marriage and wants a divorce, which leads to a lot of drama with her husband, and in laws who are also there. Their son Kabir, who is slated to take over the family business and hopefully save the company by marrying the only daughter of the wealthy Sood family, starts to have other ideas. He falls in love with an entertainer on board the ship and realizes he is not cut out for business after all.

Will the Mehra’s socially sink? How will they be able to confront the society that is so fake and judgmental?  How will they swim to shore and survive as a happy family? This is what Dil Dhadakne Do is about.

Dil Dhadakne Do is directed by Zoya Akhtar, presented by Junglee Pictures and Excel Entertainment and produced by Excel Entertainment.

The film is set to release in UK cinemas on 5th June 2015 through NYSE listed Bollywood studio Eros International.

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Eros to release Dil Dhadakne Do & Bangistan in UK cinemas

Dil Dhadakne Do - UK Release - EROS PosterEros International Media Ltd (Eros International), a leading global film company in the Indian film entertainment industry has acquired the international rights of Excel Entertainment’s eagerly awaited films – Zoya Akhtar’s Dil Dhadakne Do and Karan Anshuman’s Bangistan.

Dil Dhadakne Do, in Zoya’s trademark style boasts of an ensemble cast including Anil Kapoor, Ranveer Singh, Farhan Akhtar, Priyanka Chopra, Anushka Sharma and Shefali Shah. Shot mostly in foreign locales on a cruise ship, the film is a drama centered around a dysfunctional Punjabi family.

Film critic turned director Karan Anshuman’s Bangistan, a hilarious parody  stars Riteish Deshmukh and Pulkit Samrat as two rival, blundering terrorists with Jacqueline Fernandez making a special appearance.

Speaking on the announcement, Jyoti Deshpande, CEO, Eros International Media Ltd said, “After a successful association for Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, we are happy to once again partner with Excel who are known to make films that entertain as well as consistently offer a fresh take on cinema. Dil Dhadakne Do and Bangistan are looking extremely promising and we are looking forward to showcase these films internationally through our digital and distribution network”.

Producer Ritesh Sidhwani, Excel Entertainment added, “We are happy to collaborate with Eros for these two exciting projects and present them on a worldwide platform through their outstanding distribution network”.

Eros will release Bangistan on 17th April, 2015 and Dil Dhadakne Do on 5th June, 2015 in UK cinemas and the international markets.

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Vivek’s new look inspired by Anil Kapoor

Vivek and AnilVivek Oberoi, who has deep admiration for veteran Anil Kapoor and his work, recently bonded with him at the Hiru Golden Film Awards in Sri Lanka where the two performed live.

Both Anil Kapoor and Vivek Oberoi were seen bonding backstage and spoke at length about their upcoming projects. While Vivek has been spotted sporting a moustache for his look in Bank Chor, very few know that the actor took inspiration from Anil Kapoor ‘s character in Ram Lakhan which he recently revealed.

What’s more coincidental is that while Anil Kapoor played a cop in Ram Lakhan, Vivek’s role in Bank Chor too is that of an inspector.

“It was great meeting the real Lakhan. Anil Kapoor is truly ever green and continues to inspire generations,” said Oberoi. 

Dharma Productions to remake ‘Ram Lakhan’

RamLakhanAnil Kapoor, Jackie Shroff and Madhuri Dixit starrer- Ram Lakhan is being remade by none other than Rohit Shetty and Karan Johar, in association with Mukta Arts.

The mix of Rohit Shetty – who is famous for his action filled masala films, and Karan Johar – known for making romantic drama films will most definitely make for an interesting remake of Subhash Ghai’s classic.

There are rumors that Anil Kapoor and Jackie Shroff are not too happy about the classic hit being remade. Speculations are on that Arjun Kapoor might play Anil Kapoor’s naughty role of Lakhan and that Tiger Shroff was offered the role of Ram originally played by his father Jackie Shroff.

Subhash Ghai’s take on this “Ram Lakhan is being remade by Dharma in association with Mukta Arts: “It is entirely the director’s call whom he would wish to cast today. Even I am curious to know who will accept to come on board as lead actors. It’s an interesting guess for everyone. Karan can rope in any star. Let’s wait and watch.”

Q&A: Sonam Kapoor talks about Disney’s ‘Khoobsurat’

Check out a Q&A of Sonam Kapoor about Khoobsurat, which releases in UK cinemas on 19th September 2014 through Walt Disney Pictures in association with Anil Kapoor Film Company.

Rekha played your role in the original Khoobsurat, did you find any inspiration from her?
People are drawing comparisons, obviously, but I can never be as good as her, and this is not just about Rekhaji. Meena Kumari, Katherine Hepburn, Audrey Hepburn … they were all icons and I am inspired by all of them. I am also inspired by other women who are artists. I am inspired by clothes that I find beautiful, or by art. I am not trying to imitate or ape someone and there is more to me than just the clothes. My paintings, for instance. I love art. I collect books. I do so many things and there are so many other facets to my personality as well. But I guess I can’t really carry my paintings or my books around with me, so it’s my clothes that become the talking point.”

Sonam in Disneyland

Will Rekha watch the film?
Rekha is close to our family. She has seen Aisha. So we will be showing Rekha this film. In fact, she will be one of the first people to see it. She has given me her blessing.

Do you think you will be as good as Rekha?
I don’t think I can do justice to what Rekha has done. This film is an ode to Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s filmmaking. There are very few films that have been wholesome entertainers and have great value. Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s films appealed to all, as they were fun films with a message. Today, such films are made by Raju Hirani. It is a huge responsibility but it was exciting to work on this film.


How did you manage to sign Fawad Khan as your prince?
We auditioned a lot of actors for the film and thought he would be right for the role. He’s big in India as well. I don’t know anyone who watches TV and doesn’t know Fawad. In fact, he has a bigger fan following than me. We were shooting for a TV show recently, and there were girls taking pictures of his van even when he hadn’t stepped out. And it [the decision to cast him] has got nothing to do with being an Indian or a Pakistani; an artiste is an artiste. He is the perfect hero. In our industry, we have so many boys, but what we don’t have is men. When you meet Fawad, you realise he is a man.

Did you feel like you had other responsibilities, other than acting, as this is your home production?
When I take on a job as an actor, I only concentrate on doing that, otherwise there is a conflict. You have to just do your best with what you have got. So, it’s just the matter of taking each day, enjoying my work, and saying that I will be a selfish actor who will do my best for the film.

Sonam in Disneyland

For you, what do you want the audience to take away from this film?
In line with the idea of the film, which is to be happy and positive. This movie shows that life, and movies by extension, don’t have to be dreary and dark. They can be colourful and cheerful.

 

Sonam Kapoor Shows the Royals How to Loosen up in ‘Abhi Toh Party’

The new track from Khoobsurat, ‘Abhi Toh Party’ will surely have you on the dance floor. The song is sung by the new Rapster of Bollywood, Badshah, who sung the chartbuster ‘Saturday, Saturday’ from Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania.

In a never-before-seen persona, Sonam Kapoor looks relaxed and at ease in her ensemble of a cropped top, jacket and dhoti pants, finishing her look with ornate, chunky jewellery.

The song is set in a formal party, where a bored-looking Dr Mili Chakravarty (Sonam Kapoor) livens up the party with her sensational dance-moves. What’s more, she even includes some of her own superstar father’s (Anil Kapoor) iconic and inimitable dance steps.  

Khoobsurat releases in UK cinemas on 19th September 2014 through Walt Disney Pictures in association with Anil Kapoor Film Company.

Khoobsurat - PosterSynopsis: Walt Disney Pictures and Anil Kapoor Film Company is all set to have its fairytale beginning, as it launches into the magical realm of Indian cinema with its Bollywood offering – ‘Khoobsurat’ – releasing on 19th September 2014.

Khoobsurat, directed by Shashanka Ghosh (Waisa Bhi Hota Hai II, Mumbai Cutting), is a family entertainer which revolves around a royal misfit (the sensational Sonam Kapoor) who ultimately falls in love with her prince charming(latest Pakistani hearthrob, Fawad Khan).

Khoobsurat is a quirky, modern romantic comedy about what happens when a vibrant, hopelessly romantic physiotherapist meets a handsome young Rajput prince who is the complete opposite of her – and is engaged to someone else. It is a battle of values between two individually crazy families — one that encourages discipline and self-restraint versus the other, which is all for spontaneity and open-mindedness. The film also features veteran actors Kirron Kher, Ratna Pathak Shah and Aamir Raza Husain.

‘Welcome Back’ to release in December 2014

Welcome BackThe team of Welcome is back as the film is scheduled to release on 19th December 2014.

Producer Firoz A Nadiadwala recently announced Welcome Back,the sequel of his 2007 blockbuster, with an all-new star cast including John Abraham, Shruti Haasan, Nana Patekar, Anil Kapoor, Paresh Rawal, Naseeruddin Shah, Dimple Kapadia, Shiney Ahuja and Ankita Srivastava.

Helmed by director Anees Bazmee, who also directed the first installment of the franchise, the out-and-out entertainer promises to have audiences laughing off their seats with signature dialogues, great performances, some never-seen-before locales and an amusing narrative that will have you hooked on.

Confirming the news, producer Firoz A Nadiadwala says, “Welcome had released during Christmas in 2007 and the family audience made it a huge success and we are making every effort to make Welcome Back a successful film as well. The characters from the film like Majnu and Uday and their dialogues are still fresh in everyone’s mind and the sequel will be bigger and better than the prequel.”

Says the newest lead addition of the star cast, John Abraham, “I’m really excited to be part of this franchise and to be working alongside talented actors like Anil Kapoor, Nana Patekar and Paresh Rawal.”

Talking about reprising his role as Majnu Bhai says Anil Kapoor, “I enjoyed playing Majnu Bhai in Welcome because of its madness and fun, and the audience loved it too. I hope and pray that the audience enjoys Majnu Bhai even more this time “.

Director Anees Bazmee says, “Releasing the film on 19th makes sense as it is a Christmas week, which will guarantee maximum audience. It is a film that will have you laughing through the holidays.”

Produced by Firoz A Nadiadwala, Welcome Back directed by Anees Bazmee is scheduled to release 19th December 2014.

Anil Kapoor to launch 30 new faces in ’24’

Anil KapoorAnil Kapoor, who has bought the rights of popular American TV series 24, along with director Abhinay Deo is looking to launch new talent for the Indian version of the show. Apart from Anil Kapoor and few chosen known faces, the two mainly ant newcomers for the serial action drama.

In fact, a source informed us that Abhinay and Anil have already started auditioning new talent for the show. They are also currently scouting for locations where the Indian version of 24 will be shot. Abhinay will start principal shooting for the show early in the new year, as soon as the cast and locations are finalized.

Anil Kapoor, who has somehow crossed over to Hollywood and also played a cameo in the original American version of 24 in the last season, will be playing the iconic character of Jack Bauer, which is played by Kiefer Sutherland in the original.

Popular Indian channel Colors, owned by Viacom 18 and also known as Aapka Colors in the US and Canada, has bought the broadcasting rights for the Indian version 24 from Anil Kapoor in a deal reportedly pegged at around Rs 150 crore.

Anil Kapoor will also be seen reprising the role of Robert D’Costa aka R.D. in Race 2, which releases on 25th January 2013 in UK cinemas.

ANIL KAPOOR & SONAM KAPOOR, TO ENDORSE EMGEE GROUP’S REAL ESTATE PROJECTS

Sonam Kapoor in Dior in London - Bewakoofiyan (6)The internationally renowned and most celebrated Bollywood father-daughter duo, Mr. Anil and Ms. Sonam Kapoor, have been announced as the Brand Ambassadors for EMGEE Group, a leading global real estate developer, synonymous with luxurious living.

With over four decades of experience in carving out the most coveted and desirable residences across India, the EMGEE Group are now presenting their luxurious habitats to a wider audience with opulent projects planned in Spain, Eastern Europe and other international territories. The brand’s European operations will be headquartered in London with representative offices across the continent to market their Indian and global projects, driven by a team of informed and experienced talent.

 

To convey EMGEE Group’s unique philosophy of discerning living requires a deep commitment to perfection and only pioneers, who reflect the EMGEE Group’s tenets of achievement, style and recognition can transmit this vision. The EMGEE GROUP is pleased to have Anil and Sonam Kapoor as Brand Ambassadors, who with their unique style and talent are now entrusted with expressing the values and presenting the inspired creations of the EMGEE GROUP to greater heights.

Luminary and Bollywood veteran Anil Kapoor, who continues to pave his wave across the international mainstream cinema following projects such as ‘Slumdog Millionaire’, ‘24’’ ‘Cities’ and ‘Mission Impossible IV’, commented on his association with the group – “After decades in the film industry, this is only my second endorsement. Being a celebrity I have a moral responsibility to what I represent and would only support a company or brand that shares the unique values which I believe in. EMGEE Group’s large team of passion driven individuals knitted together by the desire to help build people’s aspirations, exemplified by their tagline “We House Your Dreams”, have accomplished commendable accolades with unsurpassed finesse. This central philosophy encompassing passion, quality, integrity and transparency forms the pillar of my family too and thus my daughter Sonam and I are delighted to partner in their progress”.

Bollywood diva, youth fashion icon, and L’Oreal Paris Ambassador, Sonam Kapoor commented, “What I love about the designs and architecture of EMGEE Group are that they craft dramatically innovative homes in energy packed sustainable spaces with unparalleled comforts. “Anantam” – their luxury villas and apartments at Dona Paula in Goa – are a case in point where sculptural finesse in concrete is adorned in the infinite beauty of nature. EMGEE Group’s endeavour in spearheading several trailblazing initiatives including the green revolution, elegant juxtaposing of enviable contemporary design concepts with untamed nature is what sets them apart and is a close replica of my own persona.”

EMGEE Group was founded by its CMD Mr. Mudhit Gupta, who is powered by his passion to house people’s dreams and providing them with unrivalled lifestyles through the homes they live in. In speaking about the association with the Anil and Sonam Kapoor, Mr. Mudhit Gupta comments: “EMGEE Group’s foundation is built on the principles of Quality, Delivery, Integrity, Eco-Friendliness and Innovation. We strive to offer unrivaled lifestyle living at exotic locations in India and Europe. Anil and Sonam Kapoor are a perfect fit as Brand Ambassadors as they epitomize family values. Today, Anil is not only a Bollywood star but also an international actor of great repute with his work in Hollywood being highly appreciated by one and all. Sonam is reckoned as a youth icon in the country defining true elegance and style at a young age, symbolizing qualities that EMGEE Group stands for and our association with them will help us scale new heights by strengthening our bond with our target audience.”