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Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt, who will be next seen in Karan Johar's film Kalank also starring Alia Bhatt, Madhuri Dixit, Sonakshi Sinha and Varun Dhawan, is all set to make his debut into Marathi cinema as a producer.  

Sanjay earlier backed the Hindi remake of the Telugu film 'Prasthanam'. His production banner, Sanjay Dutt's Productions, will produce the yet untitled Marathi film. Sanjay tweeted on Tuesday: "Ecstatic to announce Sanjay Dutt Productions' first venture into Marathi films alongside Blue Mustang, yet untitled."

On work front, Sanjay will also be part of Sadak 2, Earlier talking about the film with Times Now, Sanjay revealed, "Sadak 2 is a very emotional film. It starts with Ravi . It's many many years later after Sadak, it's a journey with this young girl who is Alia [Bhatt] and how she becomes a very important factor in his life to stay alive. It's a very crazy character."

Post on Oct 31, 2018
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Saif Ali Khan says doing Baazaar was a big risk, and he is glad that it paid off well. In the film, Saif portrays role of a small town boy who becomes the wolf of the stock trading market, is known for his business acumen and understands “only maths”.

“My role in Baazaar was challenging for many reasons. Apart from exploring a subject centred around the stock market, which hasn’t been done before, my character was also very layered with shades of grey,” Saif said in a statement .

Baazaar, a film on stocks, money and crime, also stars Chitrangada Singh and Radhika Apte.

The Gauravv K Chawla directorial is being appreciated for tackling a different subject in a relatable manner.

Trade expert Taran Adarsh on Monday tweeted: “#Baazaar witnessed a positive upturn on Day 2 and Day 3... Mumbai circuit is dominating its biz... Weekdays are extremely crucial... Has to maintain the pace for a respectable Week 1 total... Fri 3.07 cr, Sat 4.10 cr, Sun 4.76 cr. Total: Rs 11.93 cr. India biz.”

On Tuesday, he tweeted to say that while the film saw normal weekday decline on Day 4, in the Mumbai circuit it continued to lead and would continue to do so till Thugs of Hindostan arrived.

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From Lagaan to Rang De Basanti from Taare Zameen Par to PK, Dangal and now Thugs Of Hindostan actor Aamir Khan, who has experimented with genres and looks galore in his movies, says he is scared about not trying something new.

On Aamir ki Paathshala on Tata Sky Acting Adda, Aamir spoke about his motto of success, his responsibility as a film producer and more, read a statement.

“I don’t feel fear of failing, I fear not trying. As a producer or a director, when a story grips the audience, that’s when I feel, I have achieved something out of my art,” he said.

Starting from an early age, Aamir had been heavily influenced by his director father Tahir Hussain, who always asked him, “How will you describe the story in one line? What’s the premise of your story?” These questions helped established a base in Aamir’s life for the selection of scripts of his movies.

As an actor, Aamir said: “I don’t charge a single rupee for my films. It is my responsibility to take care that the cost is recovered and the whole crew has been paid. And when this is done, I get my share in profit. This gives me a sense of responsibility, of which you all can see the results.”

The actor will soon be seen in Thugs Of Hindostan, Yash Raj Films’ mega project which features Aamir for the first time with megastar Amitabh Bachchan. They are joined on-screen by Katrina Kaif and Fatima Sana Shaikh in what promises to be a high-octane action drama.

Post on Oct 30, 2018
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For Gajraj Rao, Badhaai Ho is no less than a miracle. The actor who has been in the industry for over two decades, and still pursues other interests for financial security, says acting alone is not a lucrative profession unless one is a superstar.

“It’s a miracle, it’s magic,” says Gajraj, not talking about his Badhaai Ho character impregnating his wife at an age when couples cradle their grandchildren. Gajraj is dumbfounded by the success the film has got him. “The calls, the messages, friends and strangers alike are calling from all over the country and from outside. I never imagined this film would change my life and career. But it has. It is all destiny,” said the actor, who has been around since 1998.

He doesn’t see his years of struggle as struggle. “It was not as if acting was my only means of livelihood. I made sure my family didn’t have to suffer the consequences of my passion for acting.”

While pursuing his acting career, Gajraj also dabbled in the business of garment export. He also tried his hand at Hindi journalism for a while. And he owns an ad-making agency Code Red Films. All these pursuits serve as financial security for Gajraj and his family.

“I firmly believe acting cannot be a lucrative profession unless you are a superstar. That a major role in Badhaai Ho has come so late in my career can only be called destiny. I never expected to get a pivotal role like this. It was Ayushmann Khurrana who recommended me for the role. I can’t thank him enough, and the director Amit Sharma and the writers for writing such an interesting role for an actor who has never done a central part before.”

Reminded of the hard-hitting real-life TV crime drama Bhanwar in which he had played a child rapist, Gajraj recalled his beginnings. “It isn’t as if Badhaai Ho is the first role I’ve been recognised for. Off and on for films like Black Friday, Yahaan and No Smoking, I was noticed and praised.

“My last screen appearance was in Meghna Gulzar’s Talvar, where I had a brief but interesting role. And my stint in the web series ‘Tech Conversations With Dad’ for The Viral Fever connected me to the young audience. “But earlier when I was recognised by someone at the airport or at an event, it was like, Aapko maine kahin dekha hai . Then I would launch into my own biodata to tell the person who I am.”

But after Badhaai Ho, he says it is for the first time that he is being called out by his name. “When someone shouted, Gajraj at a public place for the first time, it was music to my ears.”

The world of Kaushik, the character that Gajraj plays in Badhaai Ho, is familiar to him. “My father was in the railways, just like my character in “Badhaai Ho”. I’ve spent all my growing up years in a flat in a railway colony. Doing this film was in many ways a process of reclaiming my past.”

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Hollywood star Will Smith recently visited India and looking at his posts on various social media handles, it is safe to assume the actor had a blast during his stay in the country. In a Facebook post shared by a user, Smith is seen performing the Hindu ritual of Rudra Abhishek. In the video, Smith is seen pouring milk on the Shiva Linga. However, it’s unclear why the actor is performing the ritual.

During his visit, Smith mingled with the who’s who of the Indian film industry, including stars such as Karan Johar, Ranveer Singh and Tiger Shroff. In fact, Smith shot for one of the dance tracks of Tiger Shroff starrer Student of the Year 2, which also features newbies Tara Sutaria and Ananya Pandey in the lead. He had even shared a photo from the sets of the film with a caption that read, ““On Set in Bollywood!! Shout out to the Cast & Crew of Student of the Year 2.

The actor also posed in front of The Taj Mahal during his visit to India. On the work front, Will Smith is all set to star in Disney’s live-action version of Aladdin.

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A biopic on southern film industry's adult film star Shakeela will see her play a cameo. Director Indrajit Lankesh is helming the movie, which stars Richa Chadha in the role of Shakeela, who was popular in southern showbiz in the 1990s and continues to work even today.

Before commencing the film's shooting, Richa had a rendezvous with Shakeela in Bengaluru to understand the nuances. Seeing the camaraderie between both the actors and also to honour Shakeela's popularity, Lankesh roped in the real Shakeela for a cameo in the film.

Lankesh said in a statement: "I always wanted to make a film on Shakeela. I was immensely impressed with her on-screen and off screen personality.

"I wanted to portray her story, the hardships and rough phase when she was not getting films and was trying for character roles. I wanted to show the true story behind the superstar Shakeela."

He said Shakeela has been an integral part of the making of the movie as she gave the team detailed insights into her life.

"Even Richa got to spend time with her, understand her style of talking, her body language and such nuances. In fact, when she came on set, she gave us very interesting insights like about our art direction and how her house was and is in real life," Lankesh added.

He said it was nice to shoot Shakeela for the biopic, though this is not the first time he has worked with her.

"I have shot with her in the past for another film of mine in 2003. That sparked an interest in me to make a film on her and in 2015 after conceiving the idea of making a film on her, I met her and realised my dream.

Post on Oct 29, 2018
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Superstar Shah Rukh Khan will start working on astronaut Rakesh Sharma's biopic early next year, producer Ronnie Screwvala said.

With script written by Anjum Rajabali, the film will be directed by Mahesh Mathai and produced by Siddharth Roy Kapur and Screwvala under their banners Roy Kapur Films and RSVP Films respectively.

There were reports that Bhumi Pednekar has been signed opposite Shah Rukh in the film, reportedly titled "Saare Jahaan Se Achcha" but Ronnie said an official announcement will be made soon.

"We are doing that film with Shah Rukh Khan. We should begin it by February or March next year, but we haven't announced the female lead yet," Ronnie told PTI.
The producer, who has also backed Sushant Singh Rajput-Sara Ali Khan starrer "Kedarnath", said going forward he wants to be more involved in each and every project he is a part of.

"This time around there is no compulsion. I can do three movies a year, or six. Telling the stories I want to tell is most important. That's what I'm going to focus on, bring deeply involved with everything, from cast and script. That's the plan," he said.

Ronnie was speaking on the sidelines of the 20th edition of Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival, where his "Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota" had its India premiere.

The producer said when he was approached by director Vasan Bala, he understood the filmmaker's vision.

"If you look at the script and read it, at that stage you might get question marks- what, why and how is this happening. For me to work with Vasan in the long term was very important. I understood the vision and decided to back it.

"With this kind of movie you think what more we can do to make it more mainstream. So the music came on to some different level and the cast was already perfect," he added.

The film chronicles the story of a young man born without pain receptors who longs to defeat 100 opponents in a kumite tournament.

The action-comedy recently bagged People's Choice Award in the Midnight Madness section at Toronto International Film Festival and received an overwhelming response at its India premiere.

Post on Oct 29, 2018
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Actor Arjun Rampal’s mother has died after a long fight against cancer. Several film celebrities paid their last respects to Gwen Rampal at her funeral in Mumbai on Sunday evening.

Arjun performed the last rites for his mother and found support in his friends and colleagues from Bollywood. His co-star from Paltan, Harshwardhan Rane arrived to bid a final goodbye to Gwen. Rane’s girlfriend and actor Kim Sharma also accompanied him to the funeral.

Arjun’s rumored girlfriend Gabriella Demetriades and his daughters Mahikaa and Myra were also seen at their grandmother’s funeral. Arjun’s ex wife Mehr Jessia was also spotted. Here are a few pictures from the funeral:

Arjun had shared a video on Twitter a few months ago detailing his mother’s fight against breast cancer. In the video he said, “Cancer is becoming more and more epidemic these days. My mother underwent a treatment for it and was cured. But 10 months later, cancer metastasized into her lungs and then with the help of my friend, we went to Champali Maud Foundation research centre in Lisbon.” The actor ended the video on an emotional note as his mother spoke about her experience while announcing that she is now all hale and hearty.

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Baazaar starring Saif Ali Khan, Radhika Apte and Chitrangda Singh has maintained its stronghold at the box office. The film has earned Rs 4.76 crore on its third day at the box office, taking the total collection to Rs 11.93 crore. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh shared the figures on Twitter. He wrote, “#Baazaar witnessed a positive upturn on Day 2 and Day 3… Mumbai circuit is dominating its biz… Weekdays are extremely crucial… Has to maintain the pace for a respectable Week 1 total… Fri 3.07 cr, Sat 4.10 cr, Sun 4.76 cr. Total: ₹ 11.93 cr. India biz.”

The Saif Ali Khan starrer had a slow start with an earning of Rs 3.07 crore on its opening day. Directed by Gauravv K Chawla, the crime drama film is facing severe competition from Ayushmann Khurrana’s family entertainer Badhaai Ho.

Baazaar, so far, has received mixed reviews from the audience and critics.

The Indian Express film critic Shubhra Gupta called the film “uninteresting and uninvolving” in her review. She also wrote, “The treatment is moth-balled and hackneyed. Bad songs punctuate the proceedings.

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