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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.

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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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