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Spotted: Shah Rukh Khan shoots at Blenheim Palace for ‘FAN’

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The UK schedule of Yash Raj Films’ FAN kicked off in Oxford, England yesterday. Superstar Shah Rukh Khan filmed scenes for the movie at Blenheim Palace with a crew of 300 people including several extras from the UK. 

Blenheim Palace and its stunning gardens and parkland have been used as a location for many exciting feature films and television documentaries over the years.

Acclaimed film-maker and Visit Britain brand ambassador Karan Johar also shot with Khan at Blenheim Palace for UK blockbuster Kabhi Kushi Kabhie Gham almost fifteen-years ago. 

According the The Oxford Times, various scenes were shot around the palace. One such scene featured a red carpet rolled out in the main courtyard. 

BollyNewsUK can confirm that Shah Rukh Khan is now filming for FAN in London. 

FAN is directed by Maneesh Sharma and produced by Aditya Chopra. The film is set to release in UK cinemas later this year through Yash Raj Films.

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Katrina Kaif can’t wait to unveil her wax figure in London

Katrina Kaif at L'Oreal AwardsBollywood superstar Katrina Kaif can’t wait to unveil her wax figure at the world-famous London attraction, Madame Tussauds, on Friday 27th March. 

Speaking to press about her soon-to-be unveiled wax figure at the  L’Oreal Paris Femina Women Awards 2015 held in Mumbai recently, Kaif said, “It was really exciting when I first heard the news. It is something which will be there forever. I have grown up in London for a few years, so it brings back lot of nice memories. I would be launching it on March 27 in London at the main Madame Tussauds and I am really looking forward to it.”

2015 is the 15th anniversary of Bollywood at Madame Tussauds London, and to celebrate the world-famous attraction has created a glamorous new setting for its Indian film stars, including a brand NEW wax figure of Katrina Kaif, which guests can visit from Saturday March 28, 2015.

The stunning star has become the seventh Bollywood actor to be honoured with a figure at Madame Tussauds London – her inclusion has a special significance as she was voted for by fans*, just as Amitabh Bachcahn was in 2000.

Katrina, who collaborated closely with the Madame Tussauds artistic team to ensure total accuracy, was delighted with the figure, which is portrayed in a dancing pose wearing a beautiful sequined white, silver and gold, two piece outfit.

Katrina’s figure was created by a team of 20 sculptors and artists over a four-month period, using hundreds of precise measurements taken at a sitting in Mumbai and cost £150,000 to create.

The Dhoom:3 actress is currently working on Fitoor with Aditya Roy Kapur and Jagga Jasoos with Ranbir Kapoor. Kaif also filmed for Phantom with actor Saif Ali Khan in the English capital last year, which will release in UK cinemas later this year through Disney UTV.  

Follow @sunnymalik on Twitter for exclusive photos from the launch taking place this Friday. 

Photos: Happy New Year-SLAM team wows the UK

Director Farah Khan; actress Deepika Padukone; actors Shah Rukh Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, Sonu Sood, Boman Irani and Vivaan Shah charmed the UK media at the Happy New Year-SLAM Press Conference at Montcalm Marble Arch recently.

Presented by Yash Raj Films, Farhath Hussain and Think Events jointly, the Happy New Year-SLAM Press Conference was held in relation to this year’s biggest Bollywood film release and the most spectacular, Bollywood live event of the decade respectively, both featuring the industry’s most celebrated luminaries. The event was hosted by British Asian actor Ameet Chana.

On working with Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone said, “When you’ve worked with someone it makes the process so much easier. He tells me, if we are doing a particular scene together, he will tell me what to do and I will always trust him. I will never question it.”

Speaking about the experience Shah Rukh Khan said, “Everyone has to do a film like Happy New Year in their career, and I am blessed to do this. The worst thing about the end of this tour is that we are going to miss each other the most.”

Speaking about the film Abhishek Bachchan said, “I feel like every film has its own destiny. You choose a film because of the script, because the character inspires you, me more than others. I chose the film because it has my friends in it, we are in charge of making the process of the film a memorable one.”

Speaking about the film, Sonu Sood said, “It has been a life changing experience working with Farah. She is the most talented director and no other director is like her and the way she represents her actors. I’m blessed to be a part of Happy New Year and the amazing family that we have made.”

Speaking about being in London Boman Irani said, “Coming to London when I was 25 was a life changing experience. I love it here.”

Speaking about the experience Vivaan Shah said, “It has been a life changing experience. It was an electrifying tour and representing the country is a huge, huge honour.”

Navraj Panesar, GM, Yash Raj Films International Ltd said, “It is an honour to be working with Red Chillies on perhaps the biggest release of 2014. Until now, YRF have six of the top Bollywood 10 films in the UK Box Office including the number 1 film among our portfolio and we hope to make Happy New Year the seventh.”

Happy New Year is produced by Red Chillies Entertainments Pvt Ltd and distributed worldwide by Yash Raj Films, releasing on 23rd October. 

SLAM UK concert took place at 02 Arena London on Sunday 5th October. 

Check out photos by Hayat Khan here:

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Spotted: ‘Happy New Year’ promotions in London

The cast of Happy New Year recently descended into the British capital to promote the highly-anticipated movie. Shah Rukh Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, Boman Irani, Sonu Sood and Vivaan Shah and director Farah Khan interacted with the UK media at a Central London hotel.

Happy New Year is produced by Red Chillies Entertainment and is released in UK cinemas on 23rd October 2014 through Yash Raj Films. Check out photos by Hayat Khan here:

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Photos: ‘Happy New Year’ Music Launch

Red Chillies Entertainments Pvt Ltd launched the music of their film Happy New Year on Monday,
September 15th, 2014 with the director Farah Khan and the cast Deepika Padukone, Shah Rukh Khan,
Abhishek Bachchan, Sonu Sood, Boman Irani, Vivaan Shah, music directors Vishal–Shekhar, Lyricist
Irshad Kamil, Singers Neeti Mohan, Kanika Kapoor, Sukhwinder Singh, Dr Zeus and the Producers.

Check out the photos here:

TV personalities Rithwik Dhanraj and Kunwar Amar set the mood for the evening by introducing the first act by singer Neeti Mohan where she sang the medley Manwa Laage which was followed by a performance by Shillong Choir. Then singer Sukhwinder Singh sang his song from the film Satakali. To get the momentum going singer Kanika Kapoor and Dr Zeus performed on the most sensual song of the album, Lovely.

London based magician Keelan Leyser, added to the awesomeness with his tricks on iPAD, but the clear show-stopper of the evening was the performance of the cast on the song India Waale, which was constantly cheered and whistled to.

“Music plays an important part in my all films. I always think of scenes and sequences keeping songs in mind.The music has always taken the story forward, and more so in HNY because a lot of the story has been told through songs. I have to thank Irshad Bhai (Kamil), Vishal-Shekhar and all the singers for doing a fantastic job. Shah Rukh is a great inspiration for making music because he has great songs down the years. I always go that extra mile for the songs because its picturized on him,” said Farah Khan, Director HNY.

Lyricist Irshad Kamil said, “Working on Happy New Year was a journey of celebration. I want to thank Farah Khan for converting every music sitting into a party. This experience will surely carry on for life as I am still not out of it, though the music is heading for its launch.”

Music Directors Vishal – Shekhar said, “HNY is our third film with Farah who’s always been like family to us. The music of the film has every bit of the trademark Farah Khan energy…vibrant and colourful, just like her. It’s always a pleasure to work with Farah and the undying faith that she has in us pushes us even harder to exceed her expectations of us each time. It’s been an honour to have composed the music for a magnum opus such as this one and the journey has been unforgettable. HNY is our fourth film with Shah Rukh and even today we can say that no one does it the way he does…from being the best producer to the most phenomenal performer. And once again, he’s brought our music to life with his magic along with the hugely talented ensemble cast. HNY is sonically massive in keeping with the larger-than-life scale of the film which has seen some amazing team work and has truly been made with a lot of heart.”

“Music has always been an integral part of an Indian film. The music of HNY is an album that can cater to all tastes. We hope that it will be liked by all as the music is happy and made from the heart,” said Venky Mysore, CEO RCE.

“Happy New Year strengthens the bond that Shah Rukh and I share. The first song India Waale is the new anthem that has received an overwhelming response across all platforms and Manwa Laange is the new love song that is topping the charts. The entire music album is so fresh and hummable that the audience will fall in love with each and every composition,” said Bhushan Kumar, CMD, T-Series.

Happy New Year is produced by Red Chillies Entertainments Pvt Ltd and distributed by Yash Raj Films worldwide.

Check out the teaser of Deepika Padukone in ‘Lovely’ from the film here:

Rani Mukherji and Aditya Chopra tie the knot in Italy

Rani in KANKYash Raj Films has announced that Aditya Chopra and Rani Mukerji got married on 21st April in Italy. According to the statement, the wedding was a very small intimate affair with very close family and friends.

Rani Mukherji also released a statement saying, “I would like to share the happiest day of my life with all my fans all over the world whose love and blessings have been part of my journey all these years. I know that all my well-wishers who have waited for this day will be really happy for me. It was a beautiful wedding in the Italian countryside with just a few of our close family and friends with us.”

“The one person I missed terribly was Yash Uncle, but I know he was there with us in spirit and his love and blessings will always be with Adi and me. I have always believed in fairy-tales and with God’s grace my life has been exactly like one, and now as I enter the most important chapter of my life – the fairy-tale continues,” added the actress.

Check out some Celebrity Tweets on the marriage:

We wish the couple a very happy married life.


Alia Bhatt sings for ‘Highway’

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She’s not only the film’s leading lady but Alia Bhatt has sung one of the songs in Imtiaz Ali’s soon to release film, Highway. The music of the film has been composed by the maestro A.R. Rahman and he’s got Alia to sing a very soulful lullaby, Sooha Saha. Zeb Bangash, of the famous Pakistani duo Zeb & Haniya, shares vocals with Alia in the song.

In the film Veera (Alia’s character) and Mahabir (played by Randeep) take the road and traverse through six states of northern India. As the journey moves from the plains of Panjab to the hills of Himachal, Veera sings this lullaby, which reminds Mahabir of his childhood. Both Imtiaz and Rahman agreed that if Alia sang a stanza herself, it would add more poignance to the scene.

“We have this lullaby, Sooha Saha in Highway..Imtiaz said Alia has a great voice and I didn’t trust him.Then she learned the song and sang to me and I was pretty impressed with her natural ability too. We guided her a little bit to perfect the singing. She did it twice and then we got it almost right and now it sounds great,” says A.R. Rahman

An excited Alia Bhatt adds, “It was unreal.. I am a bathroom singer but to have the opportunity to sing a song composed by Rahman sir was unbelievable.. This film is so close to my heart not just for acting but for singing too now! “

Highway, produced by Window Seat Films and presented by Sajid Nadiadwala, will be released worldwide by UTV Motion Pictures. The music of the film will be available on T-Series.

will release in UK cinemas on 21st February, 2014.


Imran, Avantika expecting their first baby

Jab Tak Hai Jaan - Premiere -Imran Khan, Avantika Malik KhanBollywood actor Imran Khan and his wife Avantika Malik Khan are expecting their first baby.

Imran and Avantika were worried about Avantika’s medical results returning positive for dengue but also found out that Avantika is pregnant. The couple was reportedly tensed about the dengue having effects on their baby.

However, they are happy and relieved as Avantika has cleared the first three months of her pregnancy with an ‘all normal report’ from her gynecologist and the baby is expected in June 2014.

We wish Imran and Avantika all the best.

Photos: UK Launch of ‘Besharam’

Kapoor Screen Icons Ranbir, Rishi and Neetu Host Exclusive Press Conference To Launch Besharam in the UK


Two generations of the iconic Kapoor acting dynasty were in the UK on Thursday, 19th September 2013 for the official launch of their new family entertainer film Besharam, which releases on 2nd October 2013 through Reliance Entertainment.

A co-production between and Movie Temple and Reliance Entertainment, hearthrob son and Indian Cinema’s iconic leading man Ranbir Kapoor was joined by his famous real-life parents Rishi [Kapoor] and Neetu [Kapoor] as the ‘Kapoor Khandan’ came together for a fun and candid press conference. Besharam marks the first time that all three Kapoor family members have acted together on the big screen.

The spacious hall was hushed in anticipation as the three Bollywood superstars made their grand entrance to a frenzy of flashblubs and applause. Taking their seats together with lead actress in the film Pallavi Sharda and Sanjeev Lamba, CEO, Reliance Entertainment, Mahesh Ramanathan, COO, Reliance Entertainment and Himanshu Mehra, partner at Movie Temple, proceedings commenced with a special viewing of the item song featuring Ranbir, Rishi and Neetu, Chal Hand Uthake Nachche.

The media were then treated to a special welcome from the man himself Ranbir, who said: ‘I am delighted to be here in the UK. This visit is even more special this time as I finally have my parents with me. Besharam is very much a family entertainer, so it is fitting that I should come with my father and mother.’

The floor was then opened up for a lively question and answer session. With the interest garnered by the fact that the Kapoor clan have acted together for the first time, the media asked the trio questions about how it felt to act together, to which Ranbir said: ‘It feels great. Both my parents are an inspiration to me. My father and mother are fabulous actors and my father has been passionate about his craft for over 40 years. I have learnt so much from both of them.’

Neetu Kapoor added: ‘For me, I took on this role in Besharam for two reasons. Firstly, it was a very unique script and concept, and secondly I could act with my family. It was nice, it felt secure and I was in my comfort zone.’

Attention then turned to beautiful leading lady Pallavi Sharda. The Indo-Australian actress spoke of her association with the Bollywood industry and of how Bollywood is perceived by the Indian community in Australia. ‘When I was growing up I was fascinated by Bollywood. I used to wear a Bindi on my forehead whenever I went out. I love Bollywood; it formed a big part of my identity when I was growing up in Australia. Australian Indians really identify with Bollywood as it acts as a way for them to connect with their roots. Indian Cinema is increasingly more cross-over nowadays in the type of films that are being made.’

She added: ‘I have had a great time working on this film. The Kapoors have been very welcoming to me during the making of this film. I had a great time.’

When asked about the key messaging behind Besharam, Ranbir Kapoor said: ‘Beshram is not about embarrassing anybody. Besharam is an attitude. It’s about listening and following your heart.’

Speaking about the evolving of the Indian film market, Rishi Kapoor said: ‘We are evolving by each film. We are making technically better films. Few films offer a message to society.’

In response to a question on what Mr Sanjeev Lamba, CEO of Reliance Entertainment’s expectations are from Besharam, he said: “Reliance Entertainment distributes and produces both Hollywood and Bollywood movies. With a strategic global outreach, our films are going over 65 – 70 countries. Besharam is a movie for all. Besharam being the most commercial family entertainer, we want it to be liked by all.”

Mr Mahesh Ramanathan, COO of Reliance Entertainment added: ‘There are 200 countries in the world. And Bollywood has gone only to 35 countries of the South Asian population. There are wonderful markets who are on the lookout for Bollywood. It is about taking the infrastructure, funding people with passion, to take the films to various markets. Reliance has one of the biggest distribution structures from India.’

Speaking about his involvement in the production, Himanshu Mehra, Partner at Movie Temple said: “I was part of Abhinav’s team with Dabbang. We realised that we could form a company and work together. We then approached to Ranbir Kapoor and Neetu Ji with the script and went ahead with Besharam. Our like mindedness has helped us work in unison.”


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Hrithik Roshan talks about his brain surgery

Hrithik Roshan who underwent a brain surgery a few days ago is well and back home. The popular actor has been advised 4 weeks of rest and will then be back in action.

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Here is what Hrithik Roshan had to say about his successful brain surgery:

“First of all, all fear is 99% assumption based, in fact almost ALL worries in life would disappear if we just stop assuming things. I just don’t allow my mind to assume a different truth behind the obvious. Like in relationships…I really love asking people which school they went to to learn how to mind read others! They claim to know not only what’s actually behind what others say, but even the tone behind the words of an sms! anyways, So now if I’m not allowed to mindread others, I’m also not allowed to mind read myself!”

“I did not allow myself to assume something will go wrong. There was no evidence to support that assumption. Once the doctors said local anesthesia is safer except fr the pain, I quickly made my peace with the pain, took the better option and looked forward to a mindblowing (literally) experience! Haha. How could I have any fear then? I was with the best doctors and was armed with objective information. I was making them sing songs while a hole was being drilled into my skull. Why worry until something DOES go wrong!”

“Yes I can’t afford to take a sick leave. This ofcourse throws a lot of lives, lives of people very dear to me, completely out of whack. But I cannot worry, that solves nothing. I have to focus on what can be! All I have to do is take a decision…I decide that I have the power to turn a curse into a boon, as I have done in the past. I will make up for this in the most wonderful way imaginable for all the people concerned.”

 “I will of course be my most careful.(Laughs) Do not worry. That I promise. But I will always be a slave (again a very careful one) to my vision. If I can dream it, I will make it happen. (In the most careful way again) is everyone happy? (Laughs)”

Spotted: Varun Dhawan at Deep Space Launch

Deep Space, Adlabs Imagica’s newest roller coaster, was launched by ‘the lost astronaut’ Varun Dhawan who was able to live out his childhood dream of becoming an astronaut and flying into space!  

Speaking on the launch of the ride, Aarti Shetty, Creative Director at Adlabs Entertainment Limited says, “We are very proud to add a first of its kind coaster like Deep Space to our attractions at Imagica. We have used the most advanced technology to create this thrilling ride and are sure it is going to be a rage amongst people of all ages. We wanted to offer something that gives audience an experience of exploring the galaxy and at the same time elevate their adrenaline rush. Deep Space embodies both these features and adds that extra edge over any other roller coaster experience in India.”

The lost astronaut Varun Dhawan, who launched the ride further added, “I love the rollercoaster experience and am spellbound by the high that you get while riding on Deep Space. This one is my favourite and undoubtedly one of the best rides I have ever taken; it is out of space literally.”

He further adds, “I have been to Imagica before and the team has done an outstanding job in creating an international standard theme park.”

Varun Dhawan at the launch of Deep Space at Adlabs Imagica


L to R Aarti Shetty, Creative Director Adlabs Imagica, Varun Dhawan and Pooja Shetty, Joint Managing Partner at Adlabs Imagica


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Shortcut Romeo premiered at Cannes Film Festival

Ameesha CannesSusi Ganesh’s Shortcut Romeo was premiered at Cannes Film Festival in the non-competition section yesterday. This film will always hold special memories for the Tamil director.

Shortcut Romeo, is a remake of Susi Ganesh’s Tamil film, Thiruttu Payale, which was a commercial success and a box office hit. Thiruttu Payale, won Susi Ganesh the Tamil Nadu state’s Best Film award in 2006.

“It is a great opportunity for me to showcase Bollywood cinema to an international audience when we are celebrating 100 Years of Indian Cinema across the world,” said Ganesh prior to leaving for Cannes.

While the core of the story from Thiruttu Payale has been retained in the Bollywood version, Susi Ganesh said that he has made some changes, like adding more nuances to the characters and given them more screen space in Hindi.

Shortcut Romeo features Neil Nitin Mukesh, Ameesha Patel and Puja Gupta which slated to release on 21st June, 2013.

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan to join Beyoncé and Madonna at London concert

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Bollywood royalty Aishwarya Rai Bachchan will join international singing stars Madonna and Beyonce at a mega charity concert in London next month.

Rai, who will be joined by actor husband Abhishek Bachchan in the British capital, has been confirmed as a celebrity presenter at the Chime for Change event on 1st June aimed at raising funds and awareness for women’s rights and empowerment around the world.

“I am really happy that so many amazing artists and presenters have come together to support Chime For Change. Our goal is to have a great time together while we unite and strengthen the voices of girls and women around the world,” said Beyoncé , concert director and co-founder of Chime for Change.

In a world first, each ticket buyer will personally be able to choose which of the many projects Chime For Change supports will receive their ticket money.

The Sound of Change Live concert itself at Twickenham Stadium has been underwritten by international luxury fashion brand Gucci and is guaranteed to fund at least 120 projects supporting girls and women globally.

“Sixty per cent of the children in the world not in school are girls! Two-thirds of the world’s illiterate are women! I do not accept this. We need to change this and we will change this,” said Madonna, who will not be performing but is one of the celebrity presenters alongside Indian actresses Rai and Freida Pinto.

Well-known UK promoter Harvey Goldsmith, behind some of the world’s biggest global charity concerts such as Live Aid and Live 8, will produce the four-hour concert.

“We are thrilled that these amazing people are giving their time and support. The stature of our artists and presenters proves just how important this campaign is and we hope that the concert will galvanise the public to support the many important projects,” he said.


Ranbir Kapoor shakes a leg with Madhuri Dixit in Ghaagra

She in-arguably is one of the finest dancers Bollywood has ever seen. So, the anticipation surrounding Madhuri Dixit’s special number with Ranbir Kapoor — titled ‘Ghaagra’ — in Ayan Mukerji’s next, Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani, is hardly surprising. And Ranbir himself seems more excited than anyone else. The Kapoor scion is even happy to let Madhuri — who celebrated her 46th birthday recently — be the centre of attraction.

 “While shooting, I wasn’t trying to compete with her. I was more than happy with Madhuriji take centre stage. When she is in a song, who is going to take a look at me anyway? She has added a lot to the buzz of the film. I’m sure people will be curious to see her on the big screen,” says Ranbir, who admits that he has “always been a great admirer” of hers.

“We are really thrilled that she has done the song. It was fun doing it. Actually, it was Karan Johar’s ( Producer) idea. He suggested it to Ayan because we always had the scope for such a song (his character, Bunny, is introduced here).

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


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Photos: ‘Talaash’ Success Party

The team behind Talaash came together to celebrate the film’s success last night in Mumbai. Produced by Aamir Khan,

Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar, the supernatural suspense drama has earned over 79 cr (Indian Rupees) after its second weekend in India.

has also done good business in the UK, earning £713,552 after its second weekend despite the release of Khiladi 786.

The success party was attended by the leading actors of the film Aamir Khan, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Rani Mukherji, producers Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akthar, lyricist Javed Akhtar and Shabana Azmi and director Reema Kagti amongst others.


Photos: ‘Life Of Pi’ – London Premiere

Last night saw an audience captivated at the premiere of the visually spectacular film Life Of Pi held at Leicester Square’s Empire Cinema.

The premiere was attended by the academy award-winning director of the film Ang Lee, the lead star of the film Suraj Sharma and Rafe Spall who stars as the writer in the film.

Other celebrity attendees included musician Rishi Rich, actor Stephen Fry and the magician Dynamo.

Stars graced the water-like blue carpet which provided press with an instant snap shot into Pi’s extraordinary journey at sea.

The flamed torches placed on the carpet captured the dream like, spiritual tone set throughout the film with the blur mimicking the reflective qualities of the water.


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Photos: Celebrities attend ‘Talaash’ screening

Bollywood celebrities attended a special preview screening of Talaash on Thursday, 29th November 2012. 

Aamir Khan and Kareena Kapoor star in an eagerly anticipated Indian suspense thriller, Talaash.

A thriller that delves deep into the underbelly of modern city life, Talaash sets up an intriguing mystery. This draws together the lives of three characters in unexpected ways. Inspector Surjan Singh Shekhawat (Aamir Khan) is the cop whose investigations bring him into contact with housewife Roshni (Rani Mukherji) and prostitute Rosy (Kareena Kapoor). Following her 2007 romantic comedy hit Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd, first-time director Reema Kagti received many approaches with ideas for a follow-up. But she decided to originate Talaash herself, with the assistance of her screenwriter friend Zoya Akhtar.

Having read their script, leading Hindi actor Aamir Khan agreed to produce and star in the film. He’s joined by Rani Mukerji and Kareena Kapoor. Filming took place in Mumbai and Pondicherry (South East India), with key underwater sequences being shot at the UK’s Pinewood Studios.

Lara Dutta, Mahesh Bhupatti - Talaash screening

Kangana Ranaut - Talaash screening

Farhan Akhtar - Talaash screening

Kunal Kohli - Talaash screening

Kabir Khan, Mini Mathur -  Talaash screening

Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra -  Talaash screening

Ranveer Singh - Talaash screening

Anil Kapoor - Talaash screening

Reema Kagti, Kiran Rao- Talaash screening

Dilip Kumar, Sair Banu - Talaash screening

Abhinay - Talaash screening

Randhir Kapoor - Talaash screening

Sanjay Khan - Talaash screening

Kangana Ranaut -Talaash screening

Talaash screening - Ritesh Sidhwani

Kiran Rao - Talaash screening

Javed Akhtar, Shabana Azmi - Talaash screening


Aamir Khan, Rani  Mukherji - Talaash screening (2)

Aamir Khan - Talaash screening

Aamir Khan, Rani  Mukherji - Talaash screening (3)

Aamir Khan, Rani  Mukherji - Talaash screening (1)

Spotted: Arjun Rampal, Prakash Jha and Abhay Deol in London

National award-winning director Prakakash Jha along with actors Arjun Rampal and Abhay Deol interacted with the British Asian press here yesterday ahead of the London Film Festival Gala Premiere of Eros International’s Chakravyuh. 

Speaking at the press conference, Jha said: ” I try to present realistic content in my films, weave them into popular grammar and make them engaging because everyone has to see them. They have to be released in  the same cinemas where Karan Johar’s and Yash Raj’s films will release and I have to compete with them. It is a big battle for me to package my stories for a commercial audience.”

Talking about the London Film Festival premiere, Abhay Deol told BollyNewsUK: “I am excited and have never been to this festival before. It is nice to be part of a festival. I hope it reaches to a wider audience through this. I am just curious where this would lead to. I just hope it reaches the right audience.”

“This is my first UK premiere as most of my films don’t release here. Channel 4 has shown some of my films in the UK but distributors usually don’t release my films here,” added Doel whose last release here was Zindagi Na Milegi Doobara.

Commenting on the popularity of commercial cinema that is accepted by UK audiences, Prakash Jha said:” The UK audience is not growing up. They are stuck. People here still want their children to be like what they see in Bollywood films. They want the ideal daughter-in-law they see in the movies.”

“UK audiences come out a film and talk about how beautiful Rani Mukherji’s  ‘saree’ was,” said Abhay.

“People here also touch our feet much more than people back home in India,” said the Rajneeti director speaking about the traditional values that are seen in the UK diaspora. 

“If films can instill that in an audience who is far way from home and want something to connect with, then it is great,” explained Arjun Rampal. 


Arjun Rampal, Abhay Deol and Prakash Jha will be attending the  London Film Festival Gala Premiere of Chakravyuh at Empire Cinema, Leicester Square later today.