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Photos: Aamir, Salman and SRK come together

From the power corridors of Delhi to the glamorous Mumbai, there was a most definite flutter over the news of a mega event that was hosted by India TV to celebrate the 21 glorious years of India’s longest running Television show Aap Ki Adalat with Rajat Sharma. To commemorate the legendary milestone for the show, a cult in its own, India TV organized a never before and dazzling event on 2nd December at Pragati Maidan. President Pranab Mukherjee, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, cabinet ministers three Khans of Bollywood — Shah Rukh, Salman and Aamir celebrated 21 years of Aap Ki Adalat.

The list doesn’t end here. Many other biggies such as actors Anil Kapoor,  Hema Malini, Anupam Kher, Sonakshi Sinha, Shatrughan Sinha, Rani Mukerji; cricketers Gautam Gambhir,and eminent personalities such as Anna Hazare, Baba Ramdev, Ram Jethmalani and Maulana Madani also attended the celebration. The highlight of the evening was when singers Udit Narayan, Sonu Nigam and Daler Mehendi performed at the grand event.

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Watch: ‘Action Jackson’ Theatrical Trailer

Eros International has released the first trailer of their upcoming release, Action Jackson. The film is a Baba Films production & Eros International presentation and is directed by Prabhu Dheva. The film is produced by Gordhan P Tanwani & Sunil Lulla.

Action Jackson is Prabhu Deva’s new family entertainer that will set your feet tapping to it’s beat and get the film stuck in your mind featuring Ajay Devgn, Sonakshi Sinha, Yami Gautam & Manasvi Mamgai. A fun, small time crook gets entangled with a relentless girl who is convinced that he will bring her good luck. The consequences that result in are hilarious, masala-filled and thoroughly entertaining.

The film releases in UK cinemas on 5th December 2014.

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Motion Poster: ‘Tevar’

Eros International has released the first motion poster of their upcoming co-production, Tevar. The film stars Arjun Kapoor, Sonakshi Sinha and Manoj Bajpayee.

The action rom-com is produced by Sanjay Kapoor Entertainment & Eros International and directed by Amit Sharma.

Tevar releases in UK cinemas on 9th January 2015. 

Eros International confirms UK releases

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First look: ‘Happy Ending’ featuring Saif Ali Khan

Eros International has confirmed their UK release schedule for the next few month to BollyNewsUK. 

The following movies will be release cinemas here through the NYSE listed studio: 

Happy Ending starring Saif Ali Khan, Illeana D’Cruz, Govinda and co-produced by Illuminati Films will release on 21st November 2014.

Action Jackson directed by Prabhu Deva starring Ajay Devgn and Sonakshi Sinha will release on 5th December 2014.

The much-awaited Tevar starring Arjun Kapoor and Sonakshi Sinha will hit cinemas next year on 9th January 2015. 

Akshay Kumar and Kareena Kapoor Khan will be seen together again on the big screen in Gabbar from 23rd January 2015.

Amitabh Bachchan will return to UK cinemas with Shamitabh on 6th February 2015. The film also stars Dhanush and Akshara Hassan.

20th February 2015 will see the release of Badlapur produced by Dinesh Vijan and directed by Sriram Raghavan. The film stars Varun Dhawan, Huma Qureshi and Yaami Gautam. 

All dates are subject to change.

Shahid Kapoor and Sonakshi Sinha to headline Bollywood Showstoppers 2014

Shahid Kapoor and Sonakshi Sinha will headline Bollywood Showstoppers 2014 and performing for the first time in the UK. They will be supported by the musical sensation Mika Singh, the spectacular Bolly Flex dancers and more this summer in London

 The show features four hours of entertainment with jaw-dropping dance performances, live music acts and comedy. The event will take place at The O2 on Sunday 3 August 2014.

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Following the success of star studded Bollywood Showstoppers tour in 2013 with Bipasha, Shaan, Atif and Malaika. Flex FX Productions will bring the event back to The O2 exclusively to the UK for one night only.

Akshay Kumar and Sonakshi Sinha promote ‘Holiday’ on ‘Dance India Dance’

Akshay Kumar & Sonakshi Sinha - Dance India DanceThe audience at India’s premier dance competition ‘Dance India Dance’ (DID): Little Master Season 3 got an extra special surprise when Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar and screen siren Sonakshi Sinha made a special appearance on the show to promote their forthcoming film Holiday: A Soldier Is Never Off Duty, which releases in UK cinemas on 6th June 2014 through Reliance Entertainment.

The star duo delighted the audience when they spoke candidly about their new gritty romantic-thriller film Holiday, in which they have starring roles. Akshay and Sonakshi also spoke about a song sequence they are currently filming for Holiday, which also features veteran actor Govinda and director A.R. Murugadoss.

Whilst on set at DID both Akshay Kumar and Sonakshi Sinha delighted the young participants by chatting with them, and also entertained audience members by asking questions, cracking jokes and even demonstrating some stylish dance moves!

Produced by Akshay Kumar’s production company Hari Om Entertainment and Vipul A Shah’s Sunshine Pictures, Holiday is an intelligent, high-octane, edge-of-your-seat romantic thriller, which delves into the dark labyrinth of terror cells, bomb plots and international espionage.

Directed by renowned filmmaker A. R. Murugadoss, who made the worldwide blockbuster Ghajini, Holiday sees the talented and versatile actor-turned-producer Akshay Kumar joined by a stellar cast comprising Bollywood siren Sonakshi Sinha (Dabangg, Rowdy Rathore), who plays love interest Nisha, and veteran actor Govinda (Raavan, Partner), who ably performs the role of Akshay’s senior commanding officer. Newcomer to the Bollywood arena Freddie Daruwala shines as the ruthless and brutal leader of the terror cell. The music for the film has been penned by maestro Pritam Chakraborty.

Fans will be able to catch the special episode on Zee TV this Saturday 26th April 2014 at 7.30pm.

Holiday: A Soldier Is Never Off Duty is released through Reliance Entertainment in UK cinemas on 6th June 2014.

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Akshay Kumar turns Army intel officer in ‘Holiday’

Akshay Kumar & Sonakshi Sinha - HolidayOne of India’s most celebrated superstars and talented actors, Akshay Kumar, is set to take on his most iconic role to date in his new film: Holiday: A Soldier Is Never Off Duty, releasing in UK cinemas on 6th June 2014 through Reliance Entertainment.

Produced by Akshay Kumar’s eminent production company Hari Om Entertainment and Vipul A Shah’s Sunshine Pictures, Holiday is an intelligent, high-octane, edge-of-your-seat romantic thriller, which delves into the dark labyrinth of terror cells, bomb plots and international espionage.

Directed by renowned filmmaker A. R. Murugadoss, who made the worldwide blockbuster Ghajini, Holiday sees the talented and versatile actor-turned producer Akshay Kumar joined by a stellar cast comprising Bollywood siren Sonakshi Sinha (Dabangg, Rowdy Rathore), who plays love interest Nisha, and veteran actor Govinda (Raavan, Partner), who ably performs the role of Akshay’s senior commanding officer. Newcomer to the Bollywood arena Freddie Daruwala shines as the ruthless and brutal leader of the terror cell. The music for the film has been penned maestro Pritam Chakraborty.

Holiday 2Akshay Kumar essays the role of Virat Bakshi, a military officer who is on holiday with his battalion in his bustling home city of Mumbai. However, unbeknown to his fellow officers, Virat is also an undercover Secret Defence Intelligence Agent, masterly skilled and trained in covert anti-terror intelligence operations. Whilst on a family visit to Mumbai, Virat is caught up in a gruesome terror attack that sees a crowded bus blown to pieces.

But this is just the beginning of the story for Virat, as he gets drawn into a sinister web of lies and deceit in his quest to bring the very top echelons of the terror mafia to justice before they strike again in the heart of Mumbai – the city that Virat holds closest to his heart.

This Summer audiences will be gripped with intrigue, action and thought-provoking drama interspersed with romantic elements, as Holiday: A Soldier Is Never Off Duty gets set to infiltrate peoples’ hearts and minds.

Holiday: A Soldier Is Never Off Duty is released through Reliance Entertainment worldwide on 6th June 2014.

Sonakshi Sinha’s look inspired by Laila Ali

Sonakshi Sinha will be seen in UK cinemas again this year in the much-awaited Vipul Shah directorial Holiday: A Soldier is Never Off Duty.

The Rowdy Rathore actress is once again paired opposite Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar in this action filled rom-com.

We heard that Sonakshi Sinha was undertaking boxing lessons for the film and has apparently inspired her look in the film from Muhammad Ali’s daughter Laila Ali, who is a world renowned boxer.

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The braids and leather gloves that she has chosen for her boxing scenes have been “inspired” by that of Laila’s.

Holiday releases in UK cinemas on 6th June 2014.

 

Interview: “I am excited about my line-up of films” – Ranveer Singh

Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh speaks to BollyNewsUK about his films, co-stars, social networking and much more…

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How are you choosing your films?
If I have to be very honest, I go by the director’s previous work. I need to be excited about the person whom I will be putting my faith into. I am a director’s actor and for me, he is the captain of the ship. Then I look at the story of the project. It should be a story that has entertainment value and should be engaging. The story should evoke some kind of emotions out of me. Finally, I look at my part and character. It has to be a challenge that excites me because I’m going to put everything into it and I’m going to transform myself into the character. These are the main criteria that I look at when choosing a film.

Does this mean that you aren’t concerned about who plays the leading lady in your film?
No, not at all as that’s not my concern. I leave that to my director. If I am asked about my opinion, then I do say what I think. However, I don’t get involved in the casting of my heroines and I don’t make any demands. If I trust the script and my director, then I trust him to cast someone opposite me who will do justice to the role.

Ranveer Singh - Photo by Rohan ShresthaYour most recent release is Lootera, released in UK cinemas on 5th July. The director’s last release, Udaan, won many accolades and awards. Was that something that drew you towards doing his next film?
Yes. When I saw the film, I thought to myself how this director made such kind of a film in India. It was so unique and powerful. I decided back then that this is a creative mind that I would like to collaborate with. When the director, Vikramaditya Motwane, won the awards for Udaan, I won my award for my debut film Band Baaja Barat. I met him at the award function and told him that I loved his film and that I would love to work with him if he has a script for me. When I was offered the film, I loved the script and my role. The character I play in the film is slightly reserved and he doesn’t speak much, which is not usually attributed to my persona.

You were linked with your Lootera co-star Sonakshi Sinha. How do you deal with such rumours?
(Laughs) I have to give credit to Sonakshi for that rumour. She was the one who broke the ice initially and was really cool as a person. I remember the first time we met for this film was for the look test. She had started before me as we were shooting for a magazine cover. There were also all these rumours doing the rounds about us two. When I entered the room, she just shouted across ‘Hi Boyfriend’. She is really nice and comfortable to work with. She has a lot of ease to her approach towards a take and her character. I got to learn a lot from her. She chilled out throughout the whole process. She takes everything very easy and that translates into her performance. She doesn’t stress about anything and is cool as a cucumber.

So it doesn’t bother you whatever is written about you in the newspapers?
Well, both of us are mature enough to know that it’s just tabloid journalism. They need to fill space and make sales. They sensationalise news and that is part and parcel of the work that we do. We are young people and we know that we will be written about. We know better than to let such rumours affect our professional equation. I personally used to worry about these link-up stories but not anymore. I don’t subscribe to any tabloids anymore. I find them really beside the point. The point here is that I am a performer and a professional and I am here to perform and act in films. I allow all my energies to focus on that and don’t let myself to be distracted by what is being written about me. I don’t even know these days what is being written about me. When people tell me that they have read something I react with ‘Really? Is that what is being written about me?’ as I have no clue myself.

Ranveer Singh by Rohan ShresthaYour confidence was misconstrued as arrogance. Did you change yourself after almost everyone thought that you were arrogant?
When I started out I didn’t know that I have to act differently in front of people. I was just being comfortable in my own skin. I didn’t know what to say and what not to say. On whatever platform I went, I behaved just as I did with my friends, family or in my living room. I didn’t know that I shouldn’t do that. However, I have now learnt that. I don’t believe that I am arrogant. I don’t think that people who ever spoke to me would say that I am arrogant. I have developed a certain sense of tact which is important for a public figure. I know that I was misunderstood and fortunately, I still sometimes speak my mind. I still say what I am asked about and have managed to retain eighty or ninety percent of what I am. So it’s all good. As you get more experience, you learn more about how to be a public figure, which is not easy.

How do you prepare for a scene? Do you rehearse or are you very spontaneous?
I used to study a lot and do a lot of homework for acting before I performed. But now I have seen that a lot of my co-actors, especially Sonakshi Sinha, leave a lot of room for spontaneity. There is a certain organic nature that comes into the performance when you do that because it’s unplanned and unrehearsed and that’s the beauty of such a performance. I leave far more room now for spontaneity. I pretty much just learn my lines now and don’t fix a way of how I am going to perform the scene in case the director wants to change or mould the performance. He can then take it into any direction once we are on the film set.

You are recently joined Twitter and have a verified account but you don’t tweet much but retweet more…
(Laughs) Yeah, I think If I start tweeting then I will become obsessive. For the time being, I am using it as a platform for my work so that my fans know what professional work I am doing. For example, I will tweet a poster of my film. I use it as a platform for that. I had to get it verified before I started using it. It was a real battle to do that. I had to go through a lot to get it verified. There were many imposters on Twitter who were tweeting many incorrect political comments and inappropriate things about senior actors. I was getting into trouble because newspapers were picking up those tweets and were attributing them to my name. I was getting into a real mess because of these imposters which is why I wanted a verified account.

Ranveer SinghHave you experienced people on Twitter who ‘hate’ you or your work for no reason?
I was warned about this by my talent management. I was told that once I get on Twitter, there will be flak coming my way. I have been lucky though because I remember just two negative messages that were sent to me. All I see on Twitter is love. I get the warmest and full of love messages sent to me by fans. I read every message and I really can’t recall more than one or two negative messages.

What other films are you currently working on?
I am working on Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Ram Leela opposite Deepika Padukone. I also have another Yash Raj Films production, Gunday, releasing early next year. I will start working on Shaad Ali’s Kill Dill, also a YRF production, this year with Parineeti Chopra. I am excited about my line-up of films. There is plenty of variations of films and differences between the characters I am playing in each film. I will have four releases in a span of a year so I am happy with that.

How was your experience working with Deepika Padukone in Ram Leela?
It was amazing. She has really come into her own as a performer. She is very professional as well. The one thing I admire about her is her ability to multitask. She works very hard and that’s what I admire about her.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interview: Sonakshi Sinha talks about ‘Rowdy Rathore’

Sonakshi Sinha has made her mark in Bollywood with just one film. Born to legendary actor Shatragun Sinha and Poonam Sinha, the 25-year-old actress is excited about her second release Rowdy Rathore opposite superstar Akshay Kumar.  

The Dabangg actress talked to UK Bollywood reporter Sunny Malik about her upcoming film, being a desi girl, and much more.

How do you feel that your second film is about to release and the reaction has been extremely positive?
It’s been great. I have been feeling the same way I felt before my first film Dabangg. It’s a positive feeling and a good space to be in. There is an attachment to what I have just done and I don’t know what is going to happen in the future.

Tell me about your character in the film.
She is a girl from Patna and very lively and outspoken. She is very sweet and simple and yet she falls in love with this guy who is completely the opposite of her and a Rowdy man.The movie is completely action packed and it is ‘masaledar’ and it has a dash of romance in it. It was a great character to play and overall, a great film to be part of.

How did the title come about ? Rowdy Rathore is not something the UK audience may be used to.
Rowdy is a very massy word. It’s a word that is more used in the South of India and you would associate it to someone who is not wrong per say, but somebody who is full of ‘masti’, wild and you know the word just speaks for itself ‘Rowdy’ (laughs). It sounds like what it is. I think, the name came about from Mr. Sanjay Leela Bhansali and it’s completely apt for the character that Akshay is playing in the film. It’s a great title and very catchy.

The film is produced by Shabina Khan, Sanjay Leela Bhansali and UTV Motion Pictures. Who approached you for the film ?
Shabina approached me for the film. I think, Shabina and Sanjay Leela Bhansali. At that point I was already doing a film with Akshay called Joker. I think, everything just fell into place for me.

You recently said you are the real desi girl. What did you mean by that?
(Laughs) You know, I keep getting asked do you think have you been type casted into a certain kind of role and you are only doing Indian characters. I just basically said what is wrong with that. I am an Indian girl and a Desi Girl and even though I am doing characters which are in the Indian mole, they are very different from each other and they give me a lot of variety to change my acting. That’s what I meant by it and you don’t really go around asking the girls who dress in western outfits in every film that why are you only doing westernised roles. Why do I get asked this question? That’s what I meant by it.

Do you also personally prefer wearing traditional Indian clothes?
Absolutely, I enjoy it and I enjoy playing these characters on-screen. I get enough ample opportunities to wear western clothes be it in terms of my endorsements, events and shows that I go for. But on-screen, I portray the complete Indian woman. I am fine with that and you know, it’s a great feeling to represent your own culture and values on a worldwide level. So, it’s great.

Tell me about the action sequences in the film. It is said that you have done some action scenes yourself for the film.
I am part of the climax action but not how Akshay would be. Rowdy Rathore has completely raw action which he has come back to after seven years, I think.  It is something worth looking forward to because I have not seen anyone do action like that. He does his own stunts and is so lively when he is doing action. It was a real pleasure to watch that and I think that the audiences are going to be as eager to watch it as anybody else.

Akshay is known for playing pranks on all his co-stars.
Oh, yes he is (laughs).
 
What pranks did he play on you?
There are so many that I don’t think I even remember them now (laughs).  He is such a lively person that he is always making people around him laugh. He is always cracking jokes, some on my expense as well (laughs). But it’s all in good humour and he is a really funny person and yes, he has played quite a few pranks on me.

Will you be seen doing Prabhu Deva dance steps in the film?
Yes, I will. Even though he is directing the film, he has had his input in the choreography as well. He has made Akshay and me dance like nothing else. It has been so good to work with him. He had made us go crazy on these dance moves.

When will you come to the UK ?I have not been able to find the time. I went for a photo shoot last time when I had three-four days off. I stayed back and had a mini-vacation. I don’t know when my next vacation will be.

What should the UK audience expect from the film?
The film is as Indian as it can be. Hopefully it should remind them or bring them back to their roots.
That is what will keep them engaged and entertained. Hopefully they will love it.

Rowdy Rathore releases across UK cinemas on 1st June 2012.