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New Trailer: Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!

Director Dibakar Banerjee, along with lead actor Sushant Singh Rajput, launched the new trailer of Detective Byomkesh Bakshy! at yrf Studios recently.

Sushant, dressed head to toe as Byomkesh Bakshy, made a grand ‘vintage’ entry along with Dibakar Banerjee.


The enthusiastic pair spoke excitedly about the significance of the villain in the movie – the nameless one – Yang Guang!  The most monstrous gangster from Shanghai who has come back from the dead… and the only one who may turn out to be Byomkesh’s lifelong nemesis, threatening everything and everyone he loves and values.

Watch the trailer here:

 The film releases in UK cinemas through Yash Raj Films on 3rd April 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. 

Bombay Velvet UK

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


“I have worked very hard on ‘Detective Byomkesh Bakshy” shares Sushant

Sushant in Detective ByomkeshPlaying the title role in Dibakar Banerjee’s period sleuth film Detective Byomkesh Bakshy! was challenging for Sushant Singh Rajput and he says he has worked very hard to get his act right in the movie.

The 29-year-old actor said that before doing the film he did his fair share of research on Bengali literature’s most loved fictional detective created by Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay.

“I knew that I had the resources and researches. The bottom line was the authority to play the character Byomkesh. I was aware of what not to do on-screen. Filmmaking is all about what we like to do on-screen. We have attempted that in the film. I have worked very hard to perform the character,” said Rajput. The film is set in Kolkata and has been extensively shot in the city as well as Mumbai. 

Yash Raj Films is proud to present a Dibakar Banerjee Productions, DETECTIVE BYOMKESH BAKSHY! releasing worldwide on 3 APRIL 2015.

Detective Byomkesh Bakshy! Poster Launched In Kolkata

Detetive Byomkesh Bakshi!As a symbolic and fitting tribute today to a World War II air-raid in the war-torn history of Calcutta (now Kolkata), director Dibakar Banerjee along with his lead actor, Sushant Singh Rajput, released the first look poster of the upcoming film, DETECTIVE BYOMKESH BAKSHY! at the Great Eastern Hotel (now The Lalit Great Eastern Hotel).

Speaking at this launch conference amidst a packed media gathering in Kolkata, Dibakar said, “In late 1942 early 1943, Calcutta was the last frontier of the British Empire, holding out against the Japanese invasion of Asia. As Jap bombs were falling on Calcutta dockyard and around The Great Eastern Hotel, history was being created and Calcutta stepped on to the world stage. It’s right here that Byomkesh’s first adventure catapulted him from anonymity to dangerous fame. I can’t imagine a more fitting place to launch the first look of Detective Byomkesh Bakshy! than this hotel – which right on this day in 1942, would be full of chaos and mayhem as bombs fell around it, right here – seventy years ago – with Byomkesh probably on the hunt for a murderer not far away!”

DETECTIVE BYOMKESH BAKSHY! is based on Saradindu Bandyopadhyay’swell-known and successful fictional detective, Byomkesh Bakshy and is a contemporary interpretation of Calcutta during the 1940’s. This first of its kind detective film is an adventure thriller mired in deep political intrigue. A young, astute and intelligent Byomkesh, fresh out of college, pits himself against a mega world villain, depending more on his intuition and instinct rather than concrete proof, to solve the case, sometimes overstepping the law if needed.

Yash Raj Films is proud to present a Dibakar Banerjee Film, DETECTIVE BYOMKESH BAKSHY! which releases worldwide and in UK cinemas on 10th April 2015.



Sushant Singh Rajput is still a part of ‘Paani’

Sushant Singh in PaaniSushant Singh Rajput’s spokesperson has clarified that the Kai Po Che! actor is still a part of Yash Raj Films’ Paani.

“We were very amused to read speculations that Sushant Singh Rajput is not in Paani due to a variety of absurd reasons. There is absolutely NO truth to it. Sushant keeps a low profile and let’s his work speak for itself.”

“He has recently completed Detective Byomkesh Bakshi and is deep in preparations for Paani given the scale of the film. We’ll shortly also be making some exciting announcements on his new projects,” read the statement. 

Sushant Singh Rajput was last seen in UK cinemas in Shuddh Desi Romance. 

Detective Byomkesh Bakshy! in Kolkata

Detective Byomkesh Bakshy! Director Dibakar Banerjee and lead actor Sushant Singh Rajput have been working hard in Kolkata to get the character, feel and the spectacle of the period thriller Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!

Media persons got a preview into the world of the film when Sushant Singh Rajput as Detective Byomkesh Bakshy! along with Dibakar Banerjee got on a busy Kolkata tram and interacted with the media over the scenic tram route before heading to a press conference at a charming and old world palace in Alipore.

The co-production venture of YRF & Dibakar Banerjee Production Detective Byomkesh Bakshy! starts shooting January 2014.

The mystery unfolds in UK cinemas and worldwide on 12 Dec 2014. 

Watch the Launch of Detective Byomkesh Bakshi in Kolkata:

Trailer: Shuddh Desi Romance

Shuddh Desi Romance - UKAfter the cool and vibrant buzz created by the teaser trailers, the eagerly awaited theatrical trailer of Yash Raj Films’ Shuddh Desi Romance is out!

Catch mann ka maalik aur dil ka naukar, Raghu (Sushant Singh Rajput), Gayatri (Parineeti Chopra), jo pyaar-vyaar ke chakkar paka kar tang aa chuki hai, aur aazaad panchi, Tara (played by debutant Vaani Kapoor), in the very enjoyable and refreshing trailer from YRF’s Shuddh Desi Romance, which also stars the lovable and endearing Rishi Kapoor.

The film is directed by Maneesh Sharma, written by Jaideep Sahni, and produced by Aditya Chopra.

Does what starts physical always turn into love? And what reaches love, always turn into commitment? How do you figure out? From the director of Band Baaja Baaraat and the writer of Chak De! India, comes a fresh and very real love story about the hair raising minefield between love, attraction and commitment.

The trailer was launched at a unique event at the heritage and iconic Raj Mandir Cinema Hall in Jaipur, with Sushant and Parineeti, who recollected the wonderful time they had in the city while shooting the film.

Shuddh Desi Romance — a romantic comedy that finally tells it like it is, releases in UK cinemas and worldwide on 13th September 2013.

Interview: “I chose Acting over Engineering” – Sushant Singh Rajput

Sushant Singh RajputBollywood debutant Sushant Singh Rajput spoke to Bollywood reporter Sunny Malik for BollyNewsUK ahead of his first release, Kai Po Che.

Kai Po Che is based on Chetan Bhagat’s best-selling novel The Three Mistakes of My Life.

In this interview, Sushant talks about his journey from theater to films, upcoming projects and much more.

What did you do before you signed ‘Kai Po Che’?
I was into theater for five years. After a stint for five years in theater, I worked in TV for two years (as an actor). Then, I was planning to go to UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles) for a film making course. However, I was called to audition for this part and I got the film.

It is quite difficult for newcomers to make a debut in Bollywood with good films. How exactly did the film come to you?
I believe,if you can do it in theater, you can do it in TV and you can do it in films. The medium is not important, if you know your craft and if you are hardworking and honest in your work. The whole intention was not to do theater, TV and then films, in that order. My intention was to learn and I am still learning. Theatre, TV and films just happened in between. I am just going with the flow and choosing the right scripts. Before the release of Kai Po Che, I am working with quite reputed names with good scripts. I am working with Yash Raj Films and Rajkumar Hirani. There are wonderful times for actors right now. As long as you are honest, hardworking and know your craft, people will work with you.

Since ‘Kai Po Che’ is your debut Bollywood film, were you hesitant that it is not a solo hero movie?
No. The first thing that I learnt in my acting school was that “There are no small parts but only small actors”, a famous quote by Constantin Stanislavsky. I truly believe in it. When I read the part I was offered in Kai Po Che, I thought I have to do this film and I did. I am the only leading actor in my second film, produced by Yash Raj Films. I am also a part of Rajkumar Hirani’s next with Aamir Khan. I don’t look at the fact whether I am the hero or not or whether it is a solo film or not. I look at how I, as an actor, can contribute to the portrayal of the role and screenplay to the best of my ability.

Kai Po Che - First Look - UK ReleaseHow similar is the character of Ishaan in ‘Kai Po Che’ to you?
There are a few similar things but there are many dissimilar things about Ishaan, the character, and myself. Ishaan is slightly insecure because he has not done professionally very well for himself. To balance that, he is very impulsive and seems very insensitive from the outside. At the same time, he is very ambitious and there is a bundle of contradictions about his personality, which is fascinating about him. Personally, I like to believe that I am not impulsive and I plan my things. The common factor between my character, Ishaan, and me is that I love my friends and family. I share the same level of honesty with my friends as Ishaan does.

What kind of cinema do you want to be a part of ?
I want to do different things. I am a trained dancer and I would like to do a dance film. I am also trained in Martial Arts and would love to do a role that requires it. However, these are very superficial things. The most important thing for me is to be a part of a film that has something to say. It should convey a message to the audience but at the same time, be entertaining. These are wonderful times for actors in the industry and if something like that comes my way, I would love to be a part of it.

Did you read Chetan Bhagat’s ‘The Three Mistakes of My Life’ before you started ‘Kai Po Che’ ?
Chetan Bhagat’s books were very famous in my college. While I was graduating, I did read his books Five Point Someone (2004) and One Night @ the Call Centre (2005). Due to some personal reasons, I did not read The Three Mistakes of My Life (2008) and consider this as one of my biggest mistakes of my life (laughs). I only read the script and was really happy with it.

Kai Po Che - Amrita PuriThe film does not touch upon the political issues as much as other films do. Is that intentional to avoid any controversies?
I don’t think there was a reason behind not going into political issues or the riots shown in the film. I don’t think it was a deliberate decision to stay controversy free. The book, The Three Mistakes of My Life, talks about politics, religion, the riots, sports and everything else. We could have gone into any of these issues. But this film talks about the friendship of three people. That is the main point of the film. It is a wonderful story about how the friendship of the three protagonists survives in the circumstances shown in the film. There are factual incidents in the film that happened in Gujarat between 2000 and 2002 but the film is not about that.

Do you ever think that ‘Kai Po Che’ will turn you into a star?
It would be very cliche to say something like that. I have seriously never thought about becoming a star. I was a scholarship student in one of India’s premium colleges. I chose this profession over engineering and that was not for stardom or money. I found the process of acting and film making very fascinating. Even if I don’t get paid all my life, I would still do what I am doing.

Directed by Abhishek Kapoor, Kai Po Che releases in UK cinemas on 22nd February 2013 through UTV Disney.