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YRF announces its renewed movie slate

Yash Raj Films has renewed its slate of forthcoming films for 2014 and 2015.


MARDAANI  
 22 August, 2014

Shivani Shivaji Roy is an astute cop working in a Mumbai Crime Branch unit. Deft at picking up hidden clues and fearless in confronting hardened criminals, Shivani stumbles on a case that will change her life forever.

Starring Rani Mukerji in the lead, playing the role of a cop for the first time, the raw and gritty film will be a distinct departure from Pradeep Sarkar’s style of filmmaking.

Directed by Pradeep Sarkar and Produced by Aditya Chopra

DAAWAT-E-ISHQ – 05 September, 2014

A deliciously romantic coming together of Gulrez “Gullu” Qadir (Parineeti Chopra) a Hyderabadi shoe-sales girl disillusioned with love because of her encounters with dowry-seeking men; and Tariq “Taru” Haidar (Aditya Roy Kapoor) a Lucknawi cook who can charm anybody with the aroma and flavours of his biryani and kebabs.

Starring Aditya Roy Kapoor and Parineeti Chopra

Written & Directed by Habib Faisal and Produced by Aditya Chopra

Music by Sajid-Wajid and Lyrics by Kausar Munir

HAPPY NEW YEAR – Diwali, 2014

An action-packed musical heist.

Starring Deepika Padukone, Shah Rukh Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, Boman Irani, Sonu Sood, Jackie Shroff & Vivaan Shah. Directed by Farah Khan and Produced by Red Chillies Entertainments Pvt. Ltd. Music by Vishal-Shekhar and Lyrics by Irshad Kamil

Distributed worldwide exclusively by YRF

KILL DIL 14 November, 2014

Once upon a time in North India, two killers – Dev (Ranveer Singh) and Tutu (Ali Zafar), roamed free. Abandoned when young and vulnerable, Bhaiyaji (Govinda) gave them shelter and… nurtured them to kill. All is normal in their lives until destiny throws free spirited Disha (Parineeti Chopra) into the mix. What follows is a game of defiance, deception and love.

Starring Ranveer Singh, Ali Zafar, Parineeti Chopra and Govinda

Directed by Shaad Ali and Produced by Aditya Chopra. Music by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy and Lyrics by Gulzar

TITLI – TBD

In the badlands of Delhi’s dystopic underbelly, Titli, the youngest member of a violent car-jacking brotherhood plots a desperate bid to escape the ‘family’ business.

His struggle to do so is countered at each stage by his indignant brothers, who finally try marrying him off to ‘settle’ him.

Titli, finds an unlikely ally in his new wife, caught though she is in her own web of warped reality and dysfunctional dreams. They form a strange, beneficial partnership, only to confront their inability to escape the bindings of their family roots. But is escape, the same as freedom?

Starring Ranveer Shorey, Amit Sial and introducing Shashank Arora

Directed by Kanu Behl and Produced by Dibakar Banerjee

DETECTIVE BYOMKESH BAKSHY! – 13 February, 2015

In a contemporary interpretation of war torn Calcutta during the 1940’s, the film follows the first adventure of Byomkesh (Sushant Singh Rajput), fresh out of college, as he pits himself against an evil genius who is out to destroy the world. It’s his wits against the most villainous arch criminal the world has seen, in a world of murder, international political intrigue and seduction.

Starring Sushant Singh Rajput. Directed and Produced by Dibakar Banerjee

BANK-CHOR – 06 March, 2015

A comic-caper, that tells the story of 3 morons trying to rob a bank who pick the worst day possible when everything that can go wrong, goes wrong and how they’re inadvertently caught in the crossfire of cops, industrialists and corrupt netas.

Starring Kapil Sharma. Directed by Bumpy and Produced by Ashish Patil. A Y-Films Production.

DUM LAGA KE HAISHA – 24 April, 2015

From overcoming his fear of the English language to dealing with an overbearing father, Prem (Ayushmann Khurrana) discovers that his oversized and mismatched wife, Sandhya (Bhumi Pednekar), who he thought was a spanner in his business and life, will actually lead him to something quite cool.

Starring Ayushmann Khurrana & Bhumi Pednekar

Directed by Sharad Kataria and Produced by Maneesh Sharma. Music by Anu Malik

FAN – 14 August, 2015

Shah Rukh Khan, the man unarguably with one of the greatest fan following globally, will now play the role of being the biggest fan himself in the forthcoming movie.

Starring Shah Rukh Khan. Directed by Maneesh Sharma, Produced by Aditya Chopra and Written by Habib Faisal

Trailer & Synopsis of ‘Jai Ho!’

Eros International has released the theatrical trailer of Salman Khan starrer Jai Ho!, directed by Sohail Khan. 


The film also stars Tabu, Danny Denzongpa, Daisy Shah and Nadira Babbar among others and is produced by Sunil Lulla & Sohail Khan.

Synopsis: Jai, an upright common man is fighting a solitary war against corruption and injustice. Honest and incorruptible, he has made it his mission to help as many people as he can. His mantra is quite simple – help somebody and then request that person to lend a helping hand to somebody else – thus forming an ever growing circle of people helping each other.

Jai Ho - UK Release (3)In a strange twist of fate, he finds himself pitted against a powerful politician and his vile family. Jai who is an ex army officer, will not shy away from a battle, however bloody it may get and firmly believes that you do not have to wear an uniform to serve your country. As the politician unleashes his violent goons on the Brave heart Jai, Geeta, Jai’s sister, realizes the horrific consequences this can have on her brother and the rest of their family.

She persuades a reluctant Jai to make peace with the politician. But when this leads to humiliation being heaped on him, Jai loses his cool and declares all out war. It’s an unequal war – on side stand the politician with his numerous henchmen and the other is Jai all alone.

But unknown to him, a silent revolution is taking place. The voiceless people, he has helped in the past, are gathering force. It finally has a voice and this voice cannot & will not be silenced.

Jai Ho! is the resounding sound of victory and the warrior cry of someone determined to win at all costs.

Jai Ho! releases in UK cinemas on 24th January 2014.

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Interview: Saif Ali Khan talks about ‘Bullett Raja’

The Nawab of Bollywood Saif Ali Khan spends a lot of his time in the British capital for holidays and film shoots. Just recently, the 43-year-old actor was filming for Sajid Khan’s upcoming comedy flick Humshakals in London and Portsmouth.

Khan met up with Bollywood reporter Sunny Malik at the UK headquarters of 20th Century Fox after a long day of shooting with co-stars Riteish Deshmukh and Tamanna here in London.

Saif Ali Khan’s latest film Bullett Raja is distributed by 20th Century Fox in the UK and coproduced by its Indian arm Fox Star Studios. Directed by Tigmanshu Dhulia, Bullett Raja sees Saif Ali Khan essay the role of Raja Mishra, a commoner who gets transformed into Bullett Raja – a notorious, care-a-damn attitude gangster. The action comedy also stars Sonakshi Sinha, Jimmy Shergil, Vidyuth Jamwal, Chunkey Pandey, Gulshan Grover, Ravi Kishan and Raj Babbar. 

Congratulations on your first ₹  100 crore film Race 2. Has your perception of the ‘100 crore club’ changed now that you are a part of it?
Now it’s all about the ₹ 200 crore club right?

 

Saif Ali Khan in London at 20th Century Fox UK headquarters So it doesn’t matter to you?
It does matter. The idea is to make a lot of money. It makes you a ‘star’ when your films do really well at the box office and earn ₹ 150 crores or ₹ 200 crores. It sounds good. People invest in you and you make sure that the films make money. It’s the business of our films.

 

You are in London for Humshakals. How has the filming been so far?
I think Humshakals is the most commercial movie that I am doing. The kind of songs and comedy that we have in the film made me feel that I’m finally doing a film which has something for everybody, which is important. I mean, Cocktail was lovely but it wasn’t for everyone. Some people may find it a little highbrow and urban. India is a simple and poor country. Our people like happiness, comedy and dances in movies. It’s nice to play such a role in Humshakals.

 

Your next release is Bullett Raja. What is the film about?
It’s an action movie. It’s a story of two friends who inadvertently, of course, have to end into a life of crime. But not just crime, it’s more of a political hit man kind of crime. It is set in UP where it’s almost legally acceptable that a minister will go around beating people.

 

Saif Ali Khan in London at 20th Century Fox UK headquarters
Saif Ali Khan in London at 20th Century Fox UK headquarters

Bullett Raja is being distributed by 20th Century Fox in UK cinemas. Do you think that having such a renowned and well-known distributor will help the film in terms of reaching out to newer audiences or do you think that just depends on the content of your film?
No, I think distribution is extremely important. I think the fact that they are connected so well in that amazing way and have that reputation is a plus for them. A lot of people are trying to enter the Indian market without understanding it. But the films that Fox is acquiring for production and distribution have a high chance of being successful. Someone is choosing the films correctly. America and India have different cultures. There is no connection. There is also no possibility that an executive from ‘X’ company will really understand anything. The best offer they will give you is that ‘We have a library of so many movies. Why don’t you remake one for us?’ That’s not really useful.

 

You usually team up with Eros International for your own productions. They recently started the trend of Indian movies in Russia again with your production ‘Cocktail’. Do you get involved in the distribution aspect of films that you are not producing like Bullett Raja?
No I don’t. I also think that one should work with lots people. I just work on the philosophy of not putting all your eggs in one basket. Hopefully some other people know what they are doing.

 

How was your experience working with your director Tigmanshu Dhulia?
It was really good. He is a very sensible guy. Something about him reminds me of Sunny Deol, not as a person but because of the kind of films he makes and likes. I think he was even involved in his production house. He likes films like Gaddar but at the same time he has an artistic side and makes films like Paan Singh Tomar. Actually, instead of calling him artistic I should call him good as a he is a good filmmaker. But I would like to nudge him into making more of a commercial movie. He took a tough character in Bullett Raja and made him funny. I mean my character is scared of flying, is charming and naughty with the girl. He is a great friend, has tremendous heroic qualities like bravery and loyalty but is on the bad side of the law.

Saif Ali Khan in London at 20th Century Fox UK headquarters It’s also a fresh pairing with Sonakshi Sinha for you after a long time. Was that a conscious decision?
Variety is certainly the spice of life in terms of movies. It feels great. How stupid of me not to have worked with different actresses earlier. My pairing with Deepika is great and successful but dancing with Tamanna for Humshakals was fantastic and really cool. We were doing some really great steps and I really thought that it was brilliant. Even for Bullet Raja, Sonakshi has had very successful films but is very down to earth. When you speak to her, you feel like she is someone you have gone to school with, generations apart (laughs).

 

Does that bother you when people say that you are 40+?
No, because I feel that I’m looking better, at least on most days I don’t know about today, than ever. When you are on top of your game, it doesn’t bother you. But when you aren’t it, will probably start worrying you. When you look in the mirror and you see too many lines and if someone points that out to you, you will feel bad. I feel that forty is the new thirty.

 

_DSC5068 - Copy - CopyI still enjoy your movies from the 90’s.
I am better now, I think. I do watch them and I think that I did work hard on them. I was watching something the other day where I was hanging off a bridge or something. It was Yaar Gaddar and I was hanging off the Navashima Docks Bridge. Then I had a rat song where I had a rat in my pant. I had to pull it out and say ‘Dekho Mera Chuha’.

 

What sets your film apart from similar genre films like Dabangg and Rowdy Rathore?
Our film is actually not unlike Dabangg rather than Rowdy Rathore. That is a crazy take on a cop and this is a rather entertaining take on a Mafia guy. It’s not normal for a Mafia guy to behave like my character does. There is also a bit of a western vibe to it because it’s set in that environment. It’s much more entertaining than it should be in that sense.

 

Bullett Raja is released in UK cinemas this Friday, 29th November 2013.

‘Ramaiya Vastavaiya’ to release on 19th July in UK cinemas

Shruti and Girish
After enthralling international audiences with adrealine driven films such as the blockbuster Race series, superhit producers Tips Films are ready to take audiences on a romantic trip down memory lane with the new Millennium‟s answer to the epic romantic hit, Maine Pyaar Kiya, Ramaiya Vastavaiya, releasing on Friday 19th July in UK cinemas through Reliance Entertainment.

Giving the film added star appeal is South and North Indian renowned director, choreographer, dancer and actor extraordinaire Prabhu Deva, behind the 100 crore club hits Wanted, Rowdy Rathore, who hangs up his action boots to direct this Summer‟s freshest rom-com. The film sees producer Kumar Taurani’s son Girish Kumar make his much anticipated debut. He is joined by Bollywood rising star Shruti Haasan for the remake of Prabhu Deva’s directorial Telugu blockbuster debut “Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana” which was inspired by the 1980s cult Hindi film “Maine Pyaar Kiya”.

Prabhu Deva has enjoyed a highly successful career spanning 15 years and is widely regarded as one of India‟s most influential and avant-garde dancer-choreographers. He is referred to as „India‟s Michael Jackson‟.

Among his cache of award wins, he has two National Film Awards for Best Choreography for Minsaara Kanayu (1997) and Lakshya (2004) as well as a Filmfare Best Choreography Award and Star Screen Award for Lakshya (2004).

 Ramaiya Vastavaiya unfolds the sweet yet tumultuous love story between two youngsters Ram (Girish Kumar) and Sona (Shruti Haasan) set against the backdrop of a rural Punjab farm.

Girish Kumar

Ram always introduces himself as spoilt, naughty and badly behaved. Being the only child of Australia-based billionaire couple Siddharth (Randhir Kapoor) and Ashvini (Poonam Dhillon), he‟s not that far off the mark. Sona is a simple and poor girl from a small Indian village, who has been lovingly raised by her brother Raghu (Sonu Sood), who has worked night and day to make sure Sona gets a good life.

Ram and his snobbish mother Ashvini come to India to attend his cousin Riya‟s wedding. Here he meets Sona, who is Riya‟s childhood friend. Their first meeting is literally a clash between Venus and Mars. Ram, the habitual flirt, gets drawn to this lovely but simple girl from the village.

Young love blossoms but Sona‟s brother Raghu hates the wealthy, and Ram‟s mother has nothing but disdain for the not-so-wealthy. Ram will have to face impossible challenges and Sona will have to witness his hardship and humiliation. How will Ram and Sona face these impossible odds? How can their love have a happy ending?

This colourful and extravagant entertainer replete with music, drama and action will showcase all that Indian cinema does best. Ramaiya Vastavaiya releases on 19th July 2013 in UK cinemas through Reliance Entertainment.

 

Bollywood’s summer splash to commence with Housefull 2

Eros International to release Sajid Nadiadwala’s HOUSEFULL  worldwide on 5th April 2012

Eros International, a leading global company in Indian filmed entertainment, has announced the release date of Sajid Nadiadwala’s Housefull 2 on 5th April 2012. Audiences can look forward to the first big summer release next year with the much anticipated comic caper directed by Sajid Khan.

Following the very successful Housefull, Eros international, Producer Sajid Nadiadwala and director Sajid Khan team up once again to release their latest venture, Housefull 2 which will mark the first of the big ticket entertainers next year.

Sequel to the super hit Housefull, Housefull 2 is also a comedy in true Sajid Khan style and stars an eclectic mix of actors including Akshay Kumar, John Abraham and Riteish Deshmukh along with Asin Thottumkal, Jacqueline Fernandez, Randhir Kapoor, Zarine Khan, Shreyas Talpade, Boman Irani , Chunky Pandey, Mithun Chakraborty etc.

The film started an extensive schedule in England earlier this year  filming at locations like London, Peterborough, Stamford and Tilford. While Shankhar-Ehsaan-Loy composed the music for Housefull , the soundtrack for the sequel has been composed by Sajid-Wajid.

Housefull had a very successful innings at the box office on its release on 30th April 2010. The film had grossed Rs. 95 crores worldwide in its first week with Rs. 75 crores gross coming from India (Rs. 52.3 crores nett) and Rs. 20 crores overseas.

Check out this exclusive picture on location in London: