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Exclusive: Karan Johar, Katrina Kaif and Ranbir Kapoor spotted in London

Bollywood director Karan Johar is currently in London for his upcoming directorial venture, Ae Dil Hai Mushkil. The film stars Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Ranbir Kapoor and Anushka Sharma in lead roles.

BollyNewsUK spotted Karan Johar along with the CEO of his production house, Apoorva Mehta, meeting Katrina Kaif and Ranbir Kapoor on a London street.

Katrina had just arrived from Glasgow where the 32-year-old actress was filming for Nitya Mehra’s Baar Baar Dekho with Sidharth Malhotra, also co-produced by Kara Johar. ‘Shaandar’ and ‘Queen’ director Vikas Bahl also bumped into the group on the street where they were chatting away about all things Bollywood. 

Check out some exclusive photos here and stay tuned to BollyNewsUK.com for more gossip about Ae Dil Hai Mushkil.

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Motion Poster: ‘Bombay Velvet’

Fox Star India has released the motion poster of their upcoming film, Bombay Velvet starring superstar Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma and Karan Johar. 

Synopsis:  Set against the backdrop of ambition, love, greed, and jazz – Bombay Velvet is the story of one ordinary man who goes against all odds and forges his destiny to become a ‘Big Shot’. Jazz clubs, a passionate love story, a growing metropolis and a phenomenal hunger for a good life. Welcome to the City of Dreams. Welcome to Bombay Velvet.

The lights, the glamour, the charm, men in dapper suits and women with puffed up hairdos, the retro look of 60’s and 70’s has been brought to life beautifully by the actors and the man with great vision Anurag Kashyap.

For the first time Producer-Director Karan Johar will be playing a negative role.  Also, this is the first time that Ranbir Kapoor and Anushka Sharma will be seen sharing space onscreen.

The movie, directed by Anurag Kashypa, is set to release in UK cinemas through 20th Century Fox on 15th May 2015.

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Anushka Sharma is ‘excited to shoot for Ae Dil Hai Mushkil in London’

Photo: Prasad Naik
Photo: Prasad Naik

Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma has said that she is excited for the UK schedule of Karan Johar’s next directorial, Ae Dil Hai Mushkil.

The NH10 actress spoke to Bollywood reporter Sunny Malik for BollyNewsUK and said that she can’t wait to get back to acting after promotional activities for her latest movies.

Speaking about filming Dharma Productions’ Ae Dil Hai Mushkil in the English capital, Sharma said, “I am very excited as I love the energy in the UK. I feel like I am at home when I am in the UK for some reason. I have been promoting my film non-stop and I will be promoting Bombay Velvet next. I can’t wait to get back to my real job and that is acting.”

Ae Dil Hai Mushkil is directed by Karan Johar and stars Ranbir Kapoor, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Anushka Sharma.

 

Fox Star Studios release ‘Bombay Velvet’ Trailer

Bombay Velvet UK CinemasFox Star Studios and Phantom Films have released the hotly anticipated trailer for award-winning director Anurag Kashyap’s upcoming epic saga Bombay Velvet.

Ranbir Kapoor heads up the cast of this glamorous film set during the Golden Age of Bollywood cinema and is joined by Anushka Sharma as well as Karan Johar who takes on a sinister role. 

The film is the story of an ordinary man who goes against all odds and forges his destiny to become a ‘Big Shot’. It’s the story of how one man’s Dream becomes every man’s nightmare.

20th Century Fox will release Bombay Velvet across UK cinemas on 15th May 2015. 

Watch the trailer with English subtitles here:

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‘NH10’ UK release cancelled

NH10 Still Eros International (6)The latest Bollywood film from NYSE listed Bollywood studio Eros International, NH10 starring Anushka Sharma is not releasing in UK cinemas as planned.

The film was listed by the distributors to get a UK, overseas and Indian release on 13th March 2015. While the film may still open in other international territories, for now the film won’t be seen by UK fans.

Produced by leading lady Anushka Sharma in association with Phantom Films and Krishika Lulla from Eros International, the trailer of NH10 was censored by distributor Eros International through the British Board of Film Classification with a ‘15’ rating.

However, the feature film has not been censored yet, which is necessary for general release in the UK. Directed by Navdeep Singh, NH10 opens in Indian cinemas today, 13th March 2015.

20th Century Fox 2015 Bollywood releases confirmed

20th Century Fox has confirmed Bollywood films due to release in 2015 for the UK territory.

The studio will be releasing films in UK cinemas acquired and/or produced by Fox Star India, a joint venture between 20th Century Fox and Star India.

The first 20th Century Fox Bollywood release here is Mr.X (3D) produced by Vishesh Films, under a three film deal with Fox Star Studios. The film is directed by Vikram Bhatt and stars Emraan Hashmi and Amyra Dastur. Mr. X (3D) will be released in UK cinemas on 17th April 2015.

15th May 2015 will see the release of the much-awaited Ranbir Kapoor-Anushka Sharma starrer Bombay Velvet, directed by Anurag Kashyap. The film is a co-production between Phantom Films and Fox Star Studios. Bombay Velvet will also see director-producer Karan Johar play the antagonist in the film and Raveena Tandon is set to make a special appearance. 

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The last of the three film deal with Vishesh Films, Hamari Adhoori Kahaani starring Emraan Hashmi and Vidya Balan will hit UK cinemas on 12th June 2015.  Based on the love story of Mahesh Bhatt’s parents Nanabhai Bhatt, Shirin Mohammad Ali and his stepmother, the film is directed by Mohit Suri (Aashiqui 2, Ek Villain). 

First Look: Vidya Balan and Emraan Hashmi in Humari Adhoori Kahaani
First Look: Vidya Balan and Emraan Hashmi in Humari Adhoori Kahaani


Superstar Salman Khan is set to break records at UK cinemas again this year with Prem Ratan Dhan Payo. The 49-year-old actor will reunite with fashion diva Sonam Kapoor after Saawariya in the Sooraj R Barjatya directorial.  The film, produced by Rajshri Productions, will be released in UK cinemas on 13th November 2015.

Commenting on the same last year, Vijay Singh, CEO, Fox Star Studios, India, said “Rajshri Productions have an amazing lineage and have made India’s most memorable family films. They represent the best of Indian values and have a unique understanding of Indian audiences as a result of which their cinema cuts across all audiences. Sooraj ji is one of those rare, gifted storytellers and with this partnership, we have the extraordinary opportunity to combine the unique expertise of Rajshri Productions along with the worldwide marketing and distribution muscle of Fox Star Studios. We can’t wait to commence this exciting journey together!” 

In January this year, Fox Star Studios joined hands with Inspired Entertainment to produce M.S.Dhoni – The untold story, starring Sushant Singh Rajput. The film is the official bio-pic on the Indian cricket captain and will be seen by fans in UK cinemas from 23rd October 2015.

Sushant Singh Rajput in M.S. Dhoni - The untold story
Sushant Singh Rajput in M.S. Dhoni – The untold story

 

Eros to release ‘NH10’ in UK cinemas on 6th March

Eros International has released the theatrical trailer of Anushka Sharma starrer NH10, set to release in UK cinemas on 6th March 2015. 

Watch the trailer here:

Synopsis: NH10 is the story of a young upper middle class couple Meera and Arjun, driving to a well-earned weekend getaway. Somewhere on the road, they step in to help what seems like a usual village skirmish…not realizing what’s in store ahead!

EROS NH10 UK Release CinemasA thriller at heart, it’s essentially a story of survival and courage – of how a woman stacked against all odds manages to not just stick it out but indeed…Give it back!

This is Anushka Sharma’s first home production under her production house, Clean Slate Films. It is also being produced by Phantom Films and NYSE listed studio Eros International.

NH10 is directed by Navdeep Singh, and stars Anushka Sharma and Neil Bhoopalam in leading roles. The film is a thriller, is edgy, gritty and intriguing.

This March, hit the road on Meera’s journey of a lifetime with NH10.

Directed by Navdeep Singh and produced by Krishika Lulla, Anushka Sharma, Anurag Kashyap, Vikas Bahl, Vikramaditya Motwane and Karnesh Sharma, NH10 will be released in UK cinemas on 6th March 2015.

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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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NH10 to release on 6th March 2015

NH10 Still Eros International (2)Anushka Sharma makes her foray into production with Navdeep Singh’s NH10, under her home banner Clean Slate Films, in association with Eros International and Phantom Films.

Scheduled to hit theatre screens in UK cinemas on the 6th March 2015, NH10 is a new age, gritty, edge of the seat thriller, that looks to break stereotypes and is director Navdeep Singh’s second film post the critically acclaimed Manorama 6 Feet Under.

Starring Anushka Sharma,Neil Bhoopalam and Darshan Kumar ,the film brings together a very talented crew of technicians including international action director Armin Sauer of The Bourne Supremacy, V for Vendetta and The Constant Gardner fame.

Says Anushka Sharma, “NH10 has been the most exciting journey for me . Taking on a new role as a producer with this film has taught me a lot . I am really happy the film has shaped up well and grateful for a wonderful crew and cast that made it possible . Looking forward to everyone seeing it on 6th March 2015 .”

Adds producer Vikramaditya Motwane, Phantom Films ,“NH10 has shaped up beautifully. We love it and are super excited to share what is our very first thriller with the audience. ”.

Says producer Krishika Lulla, Eros International,“With a compelling script and great performances, NH10 promises to be an interesting journey and we are happy to support such strong content driven films”

Eros International, Phantom Films & Clean Slate Films’ NH10 is scheduled to release in UK cinemas on 6th March 2015.

Anushka Sharma flags off second production

Photo: Prasad Naik
Photo: Prasad Naik

Even before her first production, NH-10, has hit theatres, Anushka Sharma is already rolling out her second home production. The Band Baaja Baaraat actress became one of the youngest female actor-turned-producers in the industry when she and her brother Karnesh Sharma set up ‘Clean Slate’ Films. The first project they backed being Navdeep Singh’s NH-10 at the peak of her acting career. This one too will be directed by Navdeep and is written by Sudip Sharma who also wrote their maiden production NH10.

Anushka has always made bold choices to craft a unique space for herself through her films, brands and more. Setting up a film production house at such a young age only adds another dimension to her persona.

Quotes Anushka, “I’ve always been a risk-taker, and setting up Clean Slate, allows me to push the envelope even more. To collaborate with young, fresh minds to mount projects & create cinema that truly excites me – both personally and as a viewer.”

Adds Karnesh Sharma, Joint-CEO, Clean Slate, “Our first production, NH-10 is taking shape so well, that it gave us a lot of confidence to put things into 5th gear under our banner. The intent is to use all the momentum that we’re picking up, to produce movies that we believe in and the audience loves while backing exciting, hot new talent. We will soon announce the main cast and crew of this film and before long we should hit the floors again.”

Anushka clearly is in the process of kickstarting what clearly looks like the most exciting phase of her career with a mouth-watering slate of films releasing back to back including Raju Hirani’s PK opposite Aamir Khan, Anurag Kashyap’s Bombay Velvet opposite Ranbir Kapoor, Zoya Akhtar’s Dil Dhadakne Do opposite Ranveer Singh, Farhan Akhtar, Priyanka Chopra besides her own production NH-10. Until she wipes the slate clean again!

Spotted: Anushka Sharma at Burberry Prorsum S/S15 Show in London

Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma attended the Burberry Prorsum Womenswear S/S15 Show in London yesterday. 

Burberry previewed its Prorsum Womenswear Spring/Summer 2015 collection; live from its custom-built venue in London’s Kensington Gardens.

The collection, named ‘The Birds and The Bees’, includes bright book cover designs, oversize butterfly prints and hand-drawn honey bees, which were referenced on the hand-painted runway and illustrated on the transparent roof above the 1500 guests.

Check out photos of the Band Baaja Baraat star at the show here:

Front Row at the Burberry Prorsum Spring_Summer 2015 Show

 

Anushka Sharma, Ko So Young, Joey Yung at the Burberry Prorsum Spring_Summer 2015 Show

 

Anushka Sharma at the Burberry Prorsum Spring_Summer 2015 Show

Interview: “The UK is like home to me” – Deepika Padukone

Deepika Padukone in Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani Deepika Padukone is on a high after the success of Race 2 and has her hands full with projects opposite the likes of Ranbir Kapoor, Shah Rukh Khan, Ranveer Singh and Arjun Kapoor.

Her latest release is Karan Johar’s Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani also starring her ex-beau Ranbir Kapoor. After playing the sultry Aleena in Race 2, Padukone will now be seen as Naina Talwar in Ayan Mukherji’s second directorial venture, out in UK cinemas this Friday.

Naina Talwar is a simple, good-natured and extremely focused girl. Frustrated by the restrictions she needs to put on herself to achieve her dreams of being a doctor; she impulsively decides to go on a trekking trip to Manali to give herself a break.

Through the film, Naina transforms from the restricted claustrophobic person she thought she was to a free-spirited woman with a newfound love for herself and comfort within her choices. She is strong and dependable and stands firmly for rooted family values.

In a chat with Bollywood Reporter Sunny Malik, the actress talks about Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani and much more…

 

Deepika Padukone in Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani - UK Release (1)There was a lot of speculation as to why you cancelled your London trip to promote Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani. Would you like to clarify?
Ok. So what happened is that I was filming (for Chennai Express) in Munnar. It’s a hill station in the south of India near Kerala. I was supposed to finish that schedule and come back to Mumbai on the same night and then leave for London. But it rained and we had three days of non-stop rain where we were shooting. Our schedule was delayed by three days and I could’t leave a unit of two hundred fifty people waiting there. I had to sacrifice the London bit of the promotions to finish my commitment.

Do you feel it has been really difficult for you to manage everything because you are working on several projects simultaneously?
Honestly, now that that phase is over, I can definitely say that it was very, very difficult. But more importantly, more than physically, it was more mentally and emotionally draining for me. I am glad that the particular phase is over now, more or less as Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani is up for release and I have also wrapped up Chennai Express (also starring Shah Rukh Khan) which will release on 8th August. The only thing I am focusing on right now is Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Ram Leela.

You have always said that you wanted to work in a Dharma Productions film. What was your reaction when Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, produced by Karan Johar, was offered to you?
I was absolutely over the moon. I remember it started when Ayan Mukherji, the director, called me one night and said that he wants to take me out for dinner. We went out for dinner, just the two of us. I had been hearing from people that he was considering casting me but unless you actually hear from your director, you can never really believe these things. We discussed this project over dinner. He said that he was writing this film and was writing it with me in mind. He said that his ideal cast would be Ranbir and I and I was more than happy. I was sold. I told him that I will do this film for you. That’s the amount of faith I have in him as a director. I have known him from the time he was doing Wake Up Sid, actually even before that, when he was narrating the film to Ranbir. I have known him very closely throughout that entire process. I had decided back then itself that I would like to work with him if he ever offered me a movie. The script came to me much later. Of course, he gave me a one line of what Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani will be about. There was no bound script at that time.

 

Deepika Padukone in Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani - UK Release (4)Ranbir said that he wasn’t aware that the character was written keeping you in mind. There was also a lot of speculation that other actresses were being considered for the film. Was that amusing?
Of course it is amusing. But you know where you stand for a particular project. You know whether you have been approached or not. You know the other names that are floating around. So of course, one finds it amusing but at the end of the day, you have to have faith in yourself and in your director. I mean, it makes for good speculation in the news but at the end, the film belongs to the person who eventually does it.

Do you agree with Ranbir’s statement that it’s easy to hide behind characters and difficult to portray a more real person in films?
I know that he has been saying this in his interviews. For me that was a surprise because I prefer doing roles that I identify with. I feel that it’s a very, very interesting observation but even though he says that he finds it difficult, I really enjoy doing these roles. For me, Naina Talwar is me. I was the reference point. I did not have to research. I did not have to observe anyone else. I just had to be me.

 

Is it not scary that people may find out more about the real Deepika Padukone through such a role?
I don’t know if it’s a scary thing or not. In that sense, you have to trust your director. You have to believe that he will present you in the best manner possible. But no, not at all as I am very comfortable with the person I am. Of course, I have my flaws and insecurities but I was more than happy to use myself as a reference point for this character.

Deepika Padukone in Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani - UK Release (3)The film is also shown from your side of the story. I think the story is narrated through a diary your character wrote. Can you tell us more about that?
I don’t really want to get into how the story plays out and reveal more about the screenplay but the film is not just about the love story between me and Ranbir. It is about these four friends, how they meet, separate and meet again. It’s also about your relationship with your parents.

 

The film also looks very commercial and razzmatazz which is very different from what Ayan Mukherji has done before. Were you concerned or surprised?
I wasn’t concerned at all. As far as the film goes, even though it looks very commercial it is very real and the scenes are pretty much in the same space how Ayan had directed Wake Up Sid. The only thing that took me by surprise were the songs. I couldn’t believe that Ayan wanted to use such commercial songs in his movie. I had expected the songs to be slightly different a little bit like Wake Up Sid’s music. The trailer has been cut in a certain way where the film may seem very commercial and glittery with a lot of dance and music. But the film as a whole is very different from that.


Eros International is also releasing the film in new territories like Russia and Israel. Your film, Cocktail, restarted the trend of Hindi movies in Russia. How does that feel?

It feels really special. I never thought that my movie would restart the trend of Hindi movies in Russia. When I think about Hindi films in Russia, I think about Rajnikanth or Raj Kapoor movies. It feels great that Cocktail started the trend again and now Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani will release there too. I hope they show the film the same love.

 

Deepika Padukone in Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani - UK Release (2)As the film is being released in new territories, do you feel that Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani is a film that will be appreciated by non-Hindi speaking audiences in the west and has the possibility of “crossing over”?
See, I don’t like terming films as commercial, art films or films that can cross over. I feel that if a film is well made, it will be appreciated. I also feel that Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani is a universal film. I don’t feel that Hindi movies are just for a Hindi speaking audience. Our films are today reaching a wider audience because they are relatable and are being liked by people not understanding the language we speak in our films.

 

What are your expectations from the UK audience for Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani as your films have done better here than Ranbir Kapoor’s films?
(Laughs) I’m grateful that my films have done well in the UK. The UK is like home to me and I miss being there. I started my journey right in Leicester Square, London at the premiere of Om Shanti Om. Then I have shot for films like Love Aaj Kal, Housefull, Desi Boyz and Cocktail in London and in the UK. It’s a special place for me and it will always remain so. I hope the audience in the UK enjoys the movie and show the same love to the film as they have to some of my other films.

Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani is released in UK cinemas on 31st May 2013.

 

 

 

Anushka Sharma’s Confidence Gives Way

Anushka SharmaAfter starring in Yash Chopra’s final directorial Jab Tak Hai Jaan, actress Anushka Sharma will now be seen in Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola as Bijlee opposite Imran Khan.

To play the character of Bijlee in Vishal Bhardwaj’s Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola, the 24-year-old actress was required to get into the skin of the character. Although it is a comedy film, reportedly Bijlee’s character is very complex and required a lot of effort from the actress.

A source told us: “Initially Anushka thought it would be easy to play the role of Bijlee and said that she understood the layers to the personality. It was only when she started shooting for the film did she realise that it was a very complex character. She almost cried to Vishal that she was afraid that she wouldn’t be able to do justice to her role.”

 “Vishal Bhardwaj realized her dilemma and calmed her down. He convinced her that she had done a great job and was confident that she would be able to live her role properly,” added the source. 

Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola is out in UK cinemas on 11th January 2013 through 20th Century Fox. 

Watch the trailer here:

Bollywood stars hang out in London despite riots

Bollywood glitterati Shah Rukh Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Ali Zafar, Ranbir Kapoor and Anushka Sharma descended into London a few days ago. Unbeknownst to them, the city was in its most dangerous time in decades, when riots spread across the capital.

Shah Rukh, Ranbir and Anushka arrived on the 8th of  August 2011 to attend the logo and new identity  unveiling   of Hero Motocorp (formerly known as Hero Honda). The high-profile corporate event was also attended by Oscar award-winning music composer A.R Rahman, American singer Akon and former tennis player Boris Becker.

The event was held at The O2, London on Tuesday, the 9th of August 2011. All three actors rehearsed for their speeches and performances a day before on Monday. While Ranbir and Anushka took time out to do some shopping in the West End, Shah Rukh did not leave his residence except for his rehearsal.

Ranbir Kapoor posed with bikes, King Khan performed with Akon and gave a brilliant speech and Anushka performed with several dancers to entertain the audience at the event. After attending the event, Khan met up with good pal Priyanka Chopra, who was in the UK for a film shoot.

The 7 Khoon Maaf actress wrapped up her shoot for Teri Meri Kahani in Nottingham on the same day Khan, Kapoor and Sharma arrived in London. She immediately took off for London and was there for three days. A source close to the project has informed us that the remaining schedule of the film with Shahid Kapoor and upcoming actress Neha Sharma will be wrapped up on the 12th of August in the UK. The next schedule will be in Chandighar, India.

Another source has revealed that Priyanka and Shah Rukh had meetings with the owners of Cineyug, a concert and event management company while they were in London. They have apparently agreed to do a show here soon. It might be a promotional concert that Shah Rukh is planning for his upcoming sci-fi flick Ra.One, but details are being kept under the wrap at the moment. Priyanka has since left London and started the shooting of Burfee in India.

Actor and singer Ali Zafar, who made a sensational debut with Tere Bin Laden in Bollywood has been vacationing in London too for a couple of days.

I can assure you all, that all these actors are/were safe from the riots happening in the UK. I met Ranbir Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra during their stay in London. Check out these pictures:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BollySpice link: http://bollyspice.com/26330/bollywood-celebs-in-london-despite-riots