Saturday, 28 April 2018

Vinay Pathak Role in film ‘Khajoor pe Atke’ revealed

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#VinayPathak is an actor known for his comic and dramatic roles in films such as ‘Khosla Ka Ghosla’, ‘Johnny Gaddar’, ‘Bheja Fry’, ‘Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi’ and others and the actor will be soon seen tickling our funny bone in Harsh Chhaya’s directorial debut #KhajoorPeAtke.

In the film, which boasts of an ensemble cast comprising Manoj Pahwa, Seema Pahwa, Dolly Ahluwalia, Sanah Kapoor, Suneeta Sengupta and others, Vinay will be seen essaying the role of Ravindar, the youngest sibling of the family, who is a laidback and self-centred guy. When he learns about the imminent death of a family member, Ravindar ends up being caught between his own interests and that of the rest of the family, which leads to funny situations.

Vinay, who has been part of many small films also spoke about the problems a small film faces as far as its release and collection is concerned. “Khajoor pe Atke is a small film and now days its very difficult to make a film and release it.

People don’t go in cinema halls to watch small films. If we go through last 10 years record we can see how many films are made and how many small films are hit. It’s very sad on part of small films as these films are not watched in theatre.”

Not views, but actual reaction of audience is really precious - Shankar Mahadevan

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Music maestro #ShankarMahadevan who is excited for his upcoming film #Raazi says that today getting a 1 million views for a song is not that difficult and hence not important but to get the actual positive reaction of audience is very important and Raazi has managed to do that.

Shankar Mahadevan was interacting with media along with Ehsaan Noorani and Loy Mendosa  to promote their upcoming film 'Raazi' in Mumbai.  Talking about positive reviews for music of 'Raazi', Mahadevan said, "There is huge difference between true appreciation and  getting 1 million views for the song. I think you can get those views very easily because it has become possible in today's day and age which I don't want to talk. I feel real reaction of audience is really precious and that you can't compare it with anything else which I think music of 'Raazi' has been able to achieve".

Veteran lyricist and writer Gulzaar is known for working with selective music composer in latter part of his career so, talking about experience working with Gulzaar, Mahadevan said,   "It is blessing for us that we get an opportunity to create music with him in 'Raazi'. While composing music for the film, every day, we used to eat together and discuss different issues apart from music.

We can freely ask him to change a certain word to fit in the song and he is so open and cooperative in his working that whatever suggestion you give him, he is ready to implement that  and I also feel that it takes time to create such kind relation with him. If you want to establish such kind of relationship with the person like Gulzaar saab or Javed (Akhtar) saab then, first you have to prove yourself  and I think we have managed to do that and that is the reason why  he entertains us otherwise we will not be able to stand in front of him"

when asked Mahadevan what kind of challenges he and his other two colleagues faced while composing songs for 'Raazi' , he said, "Each project is challenging. when you have to justify the script then as a music composer, you have to take lot of efforts in terms of detailing of the songs. There is one song in 'Raazi' titled 'Dil Baro' for that, we had do lot of research of Kashmiri folk songs and then we had to use Kashmiri musical instrument in it. It is challenge to incorporate essence of that region, era and circumstance in the songs but without that there isn't fun in the song. If you see title of 'Raazi' relates with Afgani or Kashmiri music but at the same time, it is for Bollywood so as a composer, we had to maintain those settings"

Shraddha will marry a man of her choice, says Shakti Kapoor

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#ShraddhaKapoor's relationship status has always been something of a question mark. While she has been linked with several of her co-stars, from Farhan Akhtar to Aditya Roy Kapoor, she has never admitted to being in a relationship with any of them.

At a recent event of his upcoming film ‘The Journey of Karma’, her father and Actor Shakti Kapoor was asked about her marriage plans, and he was quite candid.

"Every father wants that his daughter to get married in a good and respected family," Shakti said, adding that the era of parents choosing a partner for their children was long gone.

The Andaz Apna Apna actor went on to add, "Now, we have to ask them about their choices in terms of everything, including their life partners. She is right now very busy in her career, but whenever she will tell us about her marriage plans, she will marry a man of her own choice and we don't have any objection with that."
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Varun Dhawan on lady love Natasha Dalal

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Actor #VarunDhawan doesn’t talk about his romantic relationship with #NatashaDalal often, but he has not made any effort to hide the fact that he is in one. He says it takes away from his personal life and he feels it is his job to protect her.

“Why is it so hard to talk about your relationship?” Varun was asked in an interview for CNN-News18’s “Now Showing”.

The actor, who has just turned 31, said: “I feel like it takes away my personal life and that is the only reason I don’t talk about it. Because then (whether) you are in or not in (a relationship), they are going write something here and write something there.”

Is she uncomfortable with the attention?

“Yeah, she is a normal girl. She is a normal kid and she wants to just live a normal life and its my job to protect her,” added Varun, who is currently riding high on the praise coming his way for “October”.

Asked if it is hard to conduct a normal relationship when you are an actor, he said: “I think it is too hard to have a relationship in general in 2018, but I think that if you want to be in it and are in the right phase of life then you can do it… The main thing in life is that you’re happy and you don’t have to prove anything to anybody. That’s why I don’t talk about it.”

Varun also opened up on his marriage plans.
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I want to make films inspired by Yash Chopra - Yogesh Kumar

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Assistance director turned producer #YogeshKumar during a personal interview said he wants to make romantic films inspired by the golden era of Yash Chopra.

Yogesh Kumar who has been the assistant director of films like Dabangg and Dabangg 2 was asked what kind of film is he looking forward to working on as a producer, he said, " I would like to make films that remind people of films made by Yash Ji. I am high inspired by their style of stories. Nowadays films are about lust and action where there was innocent romance in Yash ji's films. We don't get to see that anymore, I would love to bring it back."

When asked if he has a script in mind, Yogesh said, "I am looking for the right script I don't want to make a film for the sake of it. It has to be something that people love and enjoy watching. A lot of hard work and money goes into a film and when you don't feel confident in a script you font feel like working on it. But this year I were working on a script and soon I will announce the project details."

Yogesh worked on an Ad film with Indian Cricketer Virat Kohli and Royal challenger's team when asked about the ad film he said, "I am very happy and excited to work with Royal challengers team. I am a Royal Challenger supporter this IPL season. I have been a big fan of Virat and to work with him and his team was like a dream come true."

Friday, 27 April 2018

Bollywood celebrities attend special attend special screening of 102 Not Out

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Makers of #102NotOut hosted special screening of their film on Thursday in Mumbai. Bollywood celebrites like Resul Pokutty, David Dhawan, Rekha, Neetu Kapoor , Prem Chopra, Krishna Raj Kapoor and  Shashi Ranjan attended special screening of the film.

In an earlier interview, talking about ‘102 Not Out’ which is based on senior citizen, Amitabh stressed that senior citizens should not be marginalised but treated with dignity and respect. He said, “Senior citizens are very respectable members of the society. We need to treat them with a lot of dignity and respect. I hope that with this film we can convey it to the common man and audience.”

Talking about the film, director Umesh Shukla said, “It’s a youthful film, it’s just that the central characters are old. It’s a love story between a father and son. It would have been preachy and the message wouldn’t have come out so beautifully if I had cast younger actors. The play has been running for six years and 70 per cent of the audience are youngsters. The message of the film is, ‘Logon ki life mein happiness ka quotient zyada hona chahiye. With that, the rest can be managed.”

“The film is about living your life to the fullest despite difficulties. It shocks me when I hear about students committing suicide after failing in examination or people ending their lives after being spurned in love. On the other hand, there are people suffering from serious diseases who yearn to live normally, but sadly, their bodies don’t support them. Aapko itni khubsoorat life mili hai, but you don’t want to enjoy it over petty issues. People are stuck in their past and keep complaining that ab woh maza nahi raha. I would like to tell them, ‘Mazaa abhi bhi hai, but you have locked yourself and invited loneliness.”

Thursday, 26 April 2018

Swag Se Swagat Crosses 400 Million Feat Salman Khan & Katrina Kaif

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#SalmanKhan and #KatrinaKaif Starrer #TigerZindaHai rocked the box-office, and now the super hit song, Swag Se Swagat crosses unprecedented 400 Million hits on YouTube!

Swag Se Swagat featured Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif, the song was crooned by Vishal Dadlani and Neha Bhasin, the score was composed by dynamic duo Vishal and Shekhar.

Vishal is over the moon with the popularity, took to his social media account and shared, “Whoa! 400Mil! Awesome! BIG love and thanks to all the fans, from Team #TigerZindaHai! I think that makes #SwagSeSwagat only the 2nd Hindi Film song to do this, after #NasheSiChadhGayi. Humbled that both are Vishal & Shekhar songs! So much love to all of you! @yrf”

The action thriller was directed and co-written by Ali Abbas Zafar. The film also starred Sajjad Delfrooz, Angad Bedi, Kumud Mishra, Nawab Shah, Ivan Rodrigues, Girish Karnad and Paresh Rawal in supporting roles. The film is the sequel to the 2012 film Ek Tha Tiger and the second installment of the Tiger film series.

The winning duo, filmmaker Ali Abbas Zafar and Salman Khan are once again collaborating for super hit in making, Bharat, which also stars Priyanka Chopra in the lead.
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Jacqueline Fernandez – Too Hot To Handle Salman Khan, Race 3

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#JacquelineFernandez and #SalmanKhan along with entire cast and crew are currently in Kashmir for the shoot of their upcoming film #Race3 the leading lady Jacqueline just shared a “Too Hot To Handle” picture on her social media account.

The leading pair of Race 3 – Salman Khan and Jacqueline Fernandez is shooting for a romantic song in the lush locales of the valley. Though the actress is freezing but finds Salman Khan in shirtless avatar too hot to handle.

Jacqueline just shared a candid picture from the shoot, where is covered with warm blankets and jackets, sipping some hot beverage but Salman Khan is just chilling in his jeans and black sleeveless Tee.

Actress captioned the picture, “Too hot to handle @beingsalmankhan #race3 #kashmir @remodsouza @skfilmsofficial @tips”

The Team is shooting in Sonamarg. It is Jacqueline’s first time shooting in the valley were as Salman has already been here for Bajrangi Bhaijaan.

Directed by Remo D'Souza, the film also stars Anil Kapoor, Bobby Deol, Saqib Saleem, Daisy Shah and Freddy Daruwala. It is the third installment of Race film series. The action thriller is undoubtedly one of the most awaited films. 'Race 3' will hit theatres on Eid 2018.
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Karan Singh Grover Confirms 3 Dev Trailer Release Date

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#KaranSinghGrover drops a new poster of his forthcoming comic caper #3Dev and confirms the Trailer release date, which is 27th April 2018!

Actor Karan Singh shared the poster on his social media account. He captioned it, “Intezaar Hone Wala Hai Khatam. Kal Sakshat Prakat Honge #3Dev, Aur Darshan Ke Liye Sabko Bulaya Hai. #3DevTrailer Out Tomorrow @Iamksgofficial @_ravidubey @ikunaalroykapur @kaykaymenon02 @ankoosh_bhatt @tiscatime @prosenjitbumba @TheRealPriya @poonamkaurlal @raimasen @3DevFilm”

The Trailer will be out tomorrow, Exciting!

The film is directed by Ankush Bhatt, Starring Karan Singh Grover, Ravi Dubey, Kunaal Roy Kapoor and Kay Kay Menon the upcoming project is a godsend as they will be seen play Lord Vishnu, Lord Brahma and Lord Shiva in the film!

The movie also features Priya Banerjee, Prasenjit Chatterjee, Tisca Chopra, Poonam Kaur and Raima Sen in pivotal roles.

The plot of the movie explores beliefs and superstitions as India is generally a superstition dominated country. And the people here strongly rely on God to resolve the problems or issues that are beyond them. This is where beliefs and superstitions come into the picture. But what is really superstition or belief or God?

Akshay Kumar Auctions Rustom Uniform To Raise Funds

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After winning accolades and awards for his majestic performance in #Rustom as Naval Officer, Actor #AkshayKumar is putting up his naval uniform from the film for auction; the proceedings from the bid will support the cause of animal welfare.

Akshay, who won the National Film Award for Best Actor for his performance in "Rustom", just updated the auction on his social media account. The actor shared a photograph with caption, "Hi all. I'm thrilled to announce that you can bid to win the actual naval officer uniform I wore in 'Rustom'.

Auction's proceeds will support the cause of animal rescue and welfare. Place your bid at"

On the picture it is written, "Win the original Naval uniform I wore in the movie 'Rustom'. Bidding closes May 26"

"Rustom", a period thriller, is directed by Tinu Suresh Desai. It also stars actress Ileana D'Cruz. The film is based on the real life incident of Naval Officer K. M. Nanavati and businessman Prem Ahuja.

On the work front, Akshay Kumar has an interesting line of releases, such as Gold, 2.0, Mogul, Kesari and Housefull 4.

Kesari is a war drama film based on the Battle of Saragarhi in which an army of 21 Sikhs fought against 10,000 Afghans in 1897. It also stars Parineeti Chopra in the lead role and directed by Anurag Singh.

Gold is a historical period sports drama film directed by Reema Kagti, Starring Mouni Roy, Kunal Kapoor, Vineet Kumar Singh, Amit Sadh and Sunny Kaushal. It is a fictional story set on the backdrop of true incidents about India winning its first gold medal in hockey as a free nation in the 1948 Summer Olympics.
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Dilbaro From Raazi – An Ode To Father-Daughter Relationship

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After the patriotic song “Ae Watan” the maker of #Raazi is out with a whole new heart-warming wedding song from the film, titled Dilbaro sung by Harshdeep Kaur, Vibha Saraf & Shankar Mahadevan, the song is an ode to father and daughter relationship.

Producer Karan Johar dropped the song on social media. He wrote, “My favourite track in #RAAZI ....a father daughter connect is behind special....#dilbaro beautifully express that connect.....a wedding song with soul.... @vickykaushal09 @aliaa08 @meghnagulzar @Shankar_Live @EhsaanNoorani”

The song is composed by talented trio, Shankar Ehsaan Loy and written by veteran Gulzar. It is wedding song of Alia Bhatt as Sehmat getting married to Vicky Kaushal as Iqbal. The current cutting emotions in the song are beautifully highlighted and needless to say, Alia looks beautiful as a Kashmiri Bride.

Raazi is a period thriller film directed by Meghna Gulzar and produced by Vineet Jain, Karan Johar, Hiroo Yash Johar and Apoorva Mehta under the banner of Dharma Productions. The film is an adaptation of Harinder Sikka’s novel Calling Sehmat, about an Indian spy married to a Pakistani military officer during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971.

Mallika Sherawat on growing rape cases in India

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Actress #MallikaSherawat has expressed her displeasure over increasing number of rape cases in India and she has said that from the land of Gandhi, we have become land of gang rapists.

Mallika was interacting with media at the special screening of 'Daas dev' on Wednesday in Mumbai.

Recently, India's cabinet has approved the death penalty for rapists of girls below the age of 12 after countrywide uproar on Kathua and Unnao rape case, reacting on that development, Mallika said, "We are not lawmakers. People from bollywood can't enforce a law. We can only give an opinion and I think what's happening with women and children of this country is absolutely shameful. From the land of Gandhi, we have become land of gang rapists and I think it's the media in the country that is really a strong force today so all hopes are pinned on the media. If it's not in the media then nobody would know about these cases and I think because of pressure from media these new laws have been enforced so we are really thankful to the media for this"

"It's a relief that now at least system of the country is working towards it to control these crimes. We haven't been able to protect women and children of our country and I have been reading about such kind crimes on daily basis in news papers so, I am really happy that justice will be served to poor girl"

Talking about sudhir Mishra's 'Daas Dev’, Mallika said, "I have seen the trailer of the movie. I am fan of Sudhir Mishra films and I love him as a director. It's a romantic and emotional subject therefore,  I am looking forward to watch performances of all actors in the film."

Mallika Sherawat is known for her glamorous image and she came back to India after long period of time so talking about her upcoming projects,  Mallika said,  "There is one international show of which I have acquired legal rights to remake in India same way '24' series has been made in India so, I will be making announcement for that very soon. It an Emmy award winning show."

Bollywood celebrities attend special screening of Daas Dev

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Makers of ‘Daas Dev’ hosted special screening of their film on Wednesday in Mumbai. Bollywod celebrities  Sudhir Mishra, Tannishtha Chatterjee, #RahulBhat, Ratan Singh Rajput, #PrakashJha, #IhanaDhillon, Rohit Roy,  Dalip Tahil, Vivaan Shah, Mallika Sherawat, Varun Sharma, Manjot Singh, Vineet Kumar Singh, Arko Pravo Mukherjee, Praveen Dabas, Preeti Jhangiani, Aditi Rao Hydari, #HumaQureshi, #RichaChadha, Vidhu Vinod Chopra and #ImtiazAli attended special screening of the film.

Here's what celebrities had to say about 'Daas Dev' -

Rahul Bhat - I am very excited for the release of the film. We have made really good film. People from the industry including Shekhar Kapoor, Karan Anshuman have praised the film. I hope the film does well at the box-office. Character of Devdas has earlier been played by Dilip Kumar and Shah Rukh Khan so I don’t think people come to watch a particular actor who is playing that character so I can assure that people would able to watch Devdas in this film as well.

Prakash Jha – I am very excited for the film because Sudhir (Mishra) must have done something new with this film. This film is based on politics so I have more interest in it so I want to congratulate Sudhir and his entire team for this film and I hope this film does well at the box-office.

Mallika Sherawat - I have seen the trailer of the movie. I am fan of Sudhir Mishra films and I love him as a director. It's a romantic and emotional subject therefore; I am looking forward to watch performances of all actors in the film."

Vineet Kmuar Singh - I am really happy because we have made good movie. I did shooting of this before I started to shoot ‘Mukkabaaz’ so I have been waiting for the release of the film since long time but now, I am happy for the entire team that now our film is releasing. I am playing different character in it which I have never done earlier so, I am looking forward to know reaction from audience.

Aditi Rao Hydari – I am very happy because this film was shot two years ago and finally it is releasing. I think Sudhir Mishra is amazing filmmaker. I am huge fan of his films. Sudhir sir always cast me in a character which I never imagine but I think that is the whole excitement of it so I hope that it has worked out.

Duck Se Dude – A Tipping Point in Manjit’s Life

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When life knocks you down, only you can pick yourself up and carry on, but in Manjit's case there is someone else to help him out. Yes, we are talking about the life of a young and naive boy Manjit, the protagonist from India's first ever radio and digital web series #DuckSeDude by BIG FM.

The web series launching today, chronicles Manjit's life wherein he always struggles to excel in every area of his life. His low self-confidence has been a driving reason that keeps him at the bottom rung amongst his peers. He is a classified loser and the 12th man of the society’s cricket team.

Manjit's innocent soul falls for a pretty girl who is not less than a diva, but given his introvert nature he can't muster the courage to confess his feelings to her. While he has grown-up feeling non-existent, this time around he is not willing to let that be a reason to lose the girl he loves. His inner instinct pushes him to do something about the situation and he reaches out to someone for help. The person he reaches out to is a good listener, a friend for all and someone who is just a phone call away.

Who does Manjit seek help from? Will that be the right step or things will take a different turn altogether? To figure out this mystery, watch the first episode of Duck Se Dude released today only on the YouTube page, BIG Originals.

Sonam Kapoor Unveils Trailer Of Veere Di Wedding

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Drumrolls...The veeres are here in style & grandeur! Get ready to relive childhood friendships, everlasting bonds & soul-mates for a lifetime! The epic trailer of #VeereDiWedding is here, starring #SonamKapoor, #KareenaKapoorKhan, #SwaraBhaskar and #ShikhaTalsania.

Sonam Kapoor released the trailer on social media. She captioned it, “Unfiltered conversations, lots of sarcasm & a strong dose of awesomeness! That’s what it’s like to be with my veeres together. #KareenaKapoorKhan @ReallySwara @ShikhaTalsania @vyas_sumeet @vdwthefilm”

The first ever Indian commercial drama revolving around 4 best friends and their turbulent life choices! An organic story that chronicles the lives of females from different walks of life, which is hilarious and an eye-opener.

Kareena Kapoor Khan plays a bride-to-be in the film, and her trippy band of best friends which include Sonam Kapoor, Swara Bhaskar, and Shikha Talsania. Actor Sumeet Vyas plays the groom along with other ensembles.

Female buddy comedy film is directed by Shashanka Ghosh. The film is produced by Balaji Motion Pictures, Anil Kapoor Films & Communication Network, and Saffron Broadcast & Media Ltd.
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It was great learning experience working with Kunal Roy Kapur in Hotel Milan says Karishma Sharma

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Actress #KarishmaSharma who made her  acting debut from Ekta Kapoor's web series 'Ragini MMS Returns' has said that it was great learning experience for her to be working #KunalRoyKapur in her upcoming debut film #HotelMilan.

Karishma was interacting with media when she visited underprivileged kids from Smile Foundation on Wednesday in Mumbai.

Talking about her experience working with actors in her upcoming film 'Hotel Milan' Karishma said, "It was great learning experience for me while shooting for 'Hotel Milan' because the actors with whom , I am working in this film is really next level actors. Rajesh Sharma, Kunal Roy Kapur  and director Vishal Mishra was very supporting and cooperative and In future also, I want to work with such kind of amazing people. The trailer of the film will release soon and I hope film would like the film."

Ralking about her upcoming projects, Karishma said, "'After release of 'Ragini MMS', Ekta Kapoor offered me 'Kapoor's show opposite Kushal Tandon. It will release around end of May  and I am also doing a film called 'Hotel Milan' opposite Kunal Roy Kapur. It will release in June."

Talking about her character in 'Hotel Milan', Karishma said, "In 'Hotel Milan', I am working with Kunal Roy Kapoor, Zeishan Quadri, Rajesh sharma and Zakir Hussain and it is directed by Vishal Mishra. In that film, my character is completely different from my bold and glamorous character of 'Ragini MMS Retuns'.  I have really different UP (Uttar Pradesh) dialect in it . I earlier lived in Bihar for 3 years so. it was easy for me to pick that particular dialect. I am playing really nice and interesting character  so,  I am very excited for the film. In 'Kapoor's show also, my character is very ambitious."

Wednesday, 25 April 2018

'Veere di wedding' got me out of the commercial films zone says, Kareena Kapoor Khan

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#KareenaKapoorKhan, who is gearing up for the release of #VeerediWedding said this film got her out of the commercial films zone.

Kareena was present with 'Veere di Wedding' co-star Sonam Kapoor, Swara Bhaskar and Shikha Talsania at the trailer launch in Mumbai.

While talking about choosing 'Veere di Wedding' as her comeback film Kareena said, "I have been part of many ensemble films but this was very special and that is why I wanted to be a part of it. I don't think a lot of mainstream actresses want to be paired with other girls. They always want to work with Salman, Aamir, Shah Rukh, and I have worked with them. 

The fact is that we really needed the part of it. I wanted to work with Sonam and Swara and feel like a team player.  It has really taught me to get out of the commercial zone, the big Bollywood movies and be a part of a film and play a character. It has been a learning experience."

When asked if Kareena is part of Salute- Rakesh Sharma Biopic she said, "Whatever film I choose I'll definitely let everyone know at the right time. I don't know what is going to happen next. I need some time, Taimur is still 16 months old and I took a lot of time for Veere di wedding. I just want this movie to release after that I will take a few months to decide but I promise to do one or two films a year. "

Kareena who gave birth to Taimur in 2016 was asked how did she manage to survive through the drastic changes in her personal life while shooting, she said, "I am very lucky to have a husband who is so understanding. Apart from him even my producer Riya stood by me through this. I signed this film before I got pregnant. So I had to call her in two months and tell her that she needs to take someone else but I think the fact that they decided to wait and go with me is amazing. It's their support that kept me going and later on it was Saif who pushed me to the gym. He told me I had to go to the studio, take my son with me and show it to other women that it is possible to do this."
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I feel blessed and humbled - Ustad Amjad Ali Khan

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#MasterDeenanathMangeshkarSmrutiPratishthan felicitated legends from the fields of music, drama, art and social work with the prestigious #DeenanathAwards at the Shri Shanmukhanand Hall, Sion. Hon. Minister  Shri Nitin Gadkari presided over the function. Hridaynath Mangeshkar, Usha  Mangeshkar, Lata Mangeshkar, Adinath Mangeshkar, Avinash Prabhavalkar and Ravi Joshi among others played perfect hosts at the event that had a familial feel to it. 

This year, the Master Deenanath Mangeshkar Award was conferred upon the Sarod Maestro Ustad Amjad Ali Khan; Master Deenanath Mangeshkar Lifetime Award to Asha Bhosle, Master Deenanath Mangeshkar Special Award to Anupam Kher for his contribution to Indian Theatre and Cinema, Shekhar Sen for his contribution to Theatre, Dhananjay Datar for his Social Entrepreneurship; the Vagvilasini Award to poet Yogesh Gaur for Literature and Shriram Gogate Award to Rajiv Khandekar for Journalism; the Mohan Wagh Award to Theatre Production - Ananya for Best Drama of the Year; the Asha Bhosle Award to Mery Behlihomji, Hon. Chairperson of The Central Society of Education for the Deaf for her social cause and contribution to the progress of the hearing impaired for general public.

​John Abraham Unveils Parmanu Poster And Release Date

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Actor and Producer #JohnAbraham unveil a new poster of his forthcoming movie, #Parmanu and confirm the new and final release date of the film, which is 25th May.

Actor John Abraham took to his social media account and shared the poster along with release date. He wrote, “The road to becoming a nuclear state is full of challenges. Making history is never easy! Here's the new poster of #Parmanu. Film releases May 25th #1Month2Parmanu @johnabrahament @kriarj @DianaPenty @bomanirani #AbhishekSharma @SaiwynQ @SanyukthaC @ZeeStudios_ @KytaProductions”

The Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran, was embroiled in controversy and has been delayed three times as the KriArj Entertainment and JA Entertainment had some financial and creative differences, but it is all settled now and the movie will finally release.

The upcoming patriotic drama film is directed by Abhishek Sharma and produced by Zee Studios, JA Entertainment and KriArj Entertainment. The film is written by Saiwyn Quadras, Sanyuktha Chawla Sheikh and Abhishek Sharma.

The film is based on the nuclear bomb test explosions conducted by the Indian Army at Pokhran in 1998. It features John Abraham, Diana Penty and Boman Irani.
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Priyanka Chopra – Congratulations Dwayne Johnson

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#PriyankaChopra wishes #DwayneJohnson and wife #LaurenHashian on welcoming their third child in the family!

Dwayne is married to Lauren Hashian and the couple already had two lovely girls. The Actor announced the arrival of his third baby with a special picture on social media last night. Dwayne and Lauren have named their third daughter Tiana Gia Johnson.

Priyanka Chopra, who made her Hollywood debut opposite Dwayne Johnson in Baywatch is ecstatic about Rock’s newborn baby girl.

Congratulating her Baywatch co-star on this special occasion was Priyanka Chopra who commented on the post and wrote, “So beautiful! Congrats to you and @laurenhashianofficial!”

After a long stint in Hollywood, actor Priyanka Chopra will once again entertain her fans in India, as she will be seen in filmmaker Ali Abbas Zafar’s next directorial project, Bharat, also starring Salman Khan.

Priyanka has worked under Zafar's direction for "Gunday", and she also teamed up with Salman in films like "Mujhse Shaadi Karogi" and "Salaam-e-Ishq".
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Pleasure for me is to be present in the moment: Kalki Koechlin

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#KalkiKoechlin who takes pleasure seriously said, pleasure for her is to be present in the moment.

Kalki became the muse for statement pieces for Magnum crafted by celebrity jewelry designer Farah Khan. The limited edition jewelry was launched on Wednesday in Mumbai. 

When asked what is the pleasure of her life, Kalki said, "I really enjoy being on stage and I think right now being on stage is great but generally being in the theater, on stage in front of the live audiences is the moment I am most present, I don't think about anything else. And that for me is pleasure to be in the moment."

Magnum's rich decadence coupled with Farah's eye for detailing brought to life a playful, contemporary state-of-the-art jewelry line adding the perfect hint of shimmer, shine, and sparkle, for the season.

While talking about her association with Magnum and Farha Kalki said, "Its been very flattering and amusing as well to work with each other. I think Farha exudes positive energy and I think the collection is beautiful and exquisite. there is a subtlety to it, you can wear it in evening and daytime. I like the fact that she has taken the playful element from Magnum and the enjoyment of ice cream into jewelry. It has been a pleasure to wear it."

When asked about her role in her upcoming film Gullyboy along said Alia Bhatt and Ranveer Singh, she said, "It's about Dharavi slum rappers. Ranveer is playing the rapper and I am playing a music producer who helps him with one of the songs. It is really fun Alia is also in the film and it will be out early next year."

Dharmendra Visits Sunny Deol on Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas Sets

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Actor #SunnyDeol turned director with Dillagi, a love triangle featuring him, younger brother Bobby and Urmila Matondkar. He returned 17 years later with Ghayal Once Again and is now gearing up to launch his son #KaranDeol and #SeherBamba in his third directorial, #PalPalDilKePaas.

Sunny Deol keeps updating PPDKP progress on his social media account and the team was shooting at the Buddh racing circuit in NCR, he had a surprise visitor, Senior Deol Aka Dharmendra.

Sunny Deol shared a candid picture with his father on social media. He wrote, “When dad visits #ppdkp set...”

In the picture, Sunny Deol is trying to explain the scene to Dharmendra, who also shared his visit on the sets via social media. He wrote, “My threat to my kids is my deepest love for them. #ppdkp”

Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas - The film has borrowed its title from the song from Dharmendra’s 1973 film Blackmail. The film is touted to be action driven romantic story. Zee Studios has collaborated with Sunny Deol for the film. The major part of shooting has been done in Manali.
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Amitabh Bachchan – Unveils Character From His Next Film

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#AmitabhBachchan, who is gearing up for the release of 102 Not Out alongside #RishiKapoor, has already revealed the first look from his next film.

Thespian shared a picture on his Twitter account and wrote, ''Delighted to share the character in my next film!!”

Amitabh Bachchan hasn’t revealed the name of the film but reports suggest that this could be his look from Ranbir Kapoor-Alia Bhatt-starrer Brahmastra.

Big B also talked about his forthcoming comic caper “102 Not Out” with Rishi Kapoor, and expressed that working with co-star has been glorious.

He wrote, “It was as glorious, as it was all those past years and the historic films we did together! It’s not like we were separated at birth and were meeting after 27 years!!”

Talking about the film, Big B wrote, “The script and character analysis that was narrated to me by the Director Umesh Shukla and the Writer Saumya Doshi, was to play a youthful attempt has been made!”

Recently Big B suffered shoulder injury on the sets of “Thugs Of Hindostan” and talks about his physical well-being. He wrote, “I have had some injuries during my work recently, which persist. These are related to some old action injuries of the past, catching up as the body ages. Treatments are on and to expect the body at this age to repair completely is wishful one stumbles along.”
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​Diana Penty Talks About Controversy Surrounding Parmanu

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#DianaPenty graced the red-carpet of 11th Geospa Asiaspa India Awards Ceremony, held in Mumbai. During her media interaction, Diana confirmed the “controversial” fight between KriArj Entertainment and John Abraham Productions has settled and #Parmanu will release soon. KriArj Entertainment and John Abraham Entertainments got into an ugly spat over the “Pending Money” and “Copyright Breach” for “Parmanu – The Story of Pokhran”. Due to which the movie has been postponed four times.

Talking about the fight among productions houses, Diana Penty said, “Controversy, I hope has been settled from what I understood. That is a good thing and the film will be releasing soon. The film will be out next month, 25th May. Finally, the film is releasing, it has been delayed so much, but I guess now it is okay.”

Postponing film can easily affect the box-office collection, but Diana Penty expressed that there might be a silver lining here.

When asked about so many delays might affect the business of the film, Diana said, “I don’t know, I guess we have to wait and watch. Sometimes I feel like curiosity gets built up, so maybe there is a silver lining somewhere, but I don’t know really.”

The 11th GeoSpa AsiaSpa India Awards ceremony rolled out the red carpet for some of the leading Bollywood divas and social glitterati. The evening, which felicitated the best names in the hospitality industry, also highlighted the latest spa trends and the luxurious spa treatments.

Diana Penty also admitted that Spa and Massages are must for her and she can easily spend her entire life in a spa. She said, “Spa is really important to me. I can spend my whole life in a Spa. I love massages. Just love it.”

Diana Penty is also part of “Happy Bhag Jayegi Phir Se” which is currently shooting in Kuala Lumpur, the movie also includes names like Sonakshi Sinha and Jassi Gill.

Shilpa Shetty – It Is Raining Awards For Me

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Actor and Entrepreneur #ShilpaShettyKundra graced the red-carpet of 11th Geospa Asiaspa India Awards Ceremony, held in Mumbai. During her media interaction, Shilpa said “it is raining Awards” for her.

Shilpa Shetty Kundra has been honored with 3 different and prestigious awards in one week. Talking about the award-winning spree, she said, “It is Raining Awards for me. It feels good when your good work is acknowledged and appreciated. All the three awards that I have received, I was talking to someone, and all of them have been for different reasons”

“First I got Dadasaheb Phalke than I got one for inspiration on social media and now this one is for wellness, so I think it is beautiful and it is a compliment and thanks to everyone for loving me.”

Shilpa Shetty is a frontrunner for everything healthy and spiritual. She runs her own show on Yoga, recently turned author and endorses products which are toxin free, such as Mamaearth.

Talking about healthy choices and lifestyle, Shilpa said, “I live my life in a certain way and people appreciate that, the fact that I have maintained myself and I have been around for so long, I look happy and positive. It comes from a certain lifestyle and that lifestyle is every to adapt. I only propagate that.”

Salman Khan Inspired Me To Get Fit - Vivek Dahiya

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Television's lover boy #VivekDahiya who's been a fit kid ever since his debut on television with Veera has the superstar #SalmanKhan to thank for.

An athlete all his life before his acting career, Vivek recalls how Salman's songs were the driving force while he was growing up, “I grew pretty fast and one of the tallest kids in the school. I did play a lot of sports back then so I was tall but skinny. Then came Salman Khan Revolution back when we were in school. Every girl I knew was crushing over him and his body.”

“To be honest, I was fascinated with the way girls & boys alike would react when he took off his shirt in Oh Oh Jane Jana. I made my mind back then that I'm going to have a body like him.”

“But I was too young to start weight training back then. I was still in school. So I collected few bricks from a construction site & hid it in my room & would wait for my parents to leave & I would lift the bricks & train. It clearly wasn't a good idea & I don't endorse it. But as I grew up, fitness became a part of my lifestyle & wherever I am in the world, there's never a day when I don't work out. It gives me a different high altogether.”
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Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Majid Majidi is Unpredictable, Yet A Magician - Malavika Mohanan

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#MalavikaMohanan made her big debut with #MajidMajidi’s #BeyondtheClouds and hails the filmmaker as “Unpredictable” yet “Magician”.

Ishaan Khattar and Malavika Mohanan debuted with “Beyond The Clouds” which is helmed by world-renowned filmmaker Majid Majidi. The film opened with amazing critical and commercial reviews.

Talking about working with world cinema filmmaker Majid Majidi, debutant actress Malavika said, “It was nice to work with him, he is a very versatile director and he is very unpredictable. One can never be certain about his approach to a scene, so as an actor it was very challenging. But as actors you want to work with good directors, so it was amazing to work with Majid Majidi. He is truly a magician”  

“Beyond The Clouds” received warm appreciation from the Indian Film Fraternity. Talking about getting applause for work, Malavika said, “People from Industry, who have seen the film thoroughly enjoyed it and liked it. Especially Karan Johar and a lot of other directors and it feel great because, at the end of the day, these are the people we as actors aspire to work with”

Further adding Malavika said Indian Cinema should also promote movies like “BTC”, she said, “I am really happy that people have enjoyed the film. It is a great feeling. I hope more people go and watch the film and the people who have already seen the film they have really appreciated it. They have loved everything about the movie. So that is very great feeling. I hope more people watch the film and promote films like these as well in Indian cinema”

Though the actress made her grand debut opposite Malayalam superstar Dulquer Salmaan in ‘Pattam Pole’ but expressed that she is grateful for “Beyond The Clouds”  

Fitness can holistically evolve you: Bhumi Pednekar

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#BhumiPednekar who has portrayed physically challenging character said generally fitness is extremely important and it holistically evolves you.

Actress Bhumi Pednekar graced the Red Carpet of 11th Geospa Asiaspa India Awards Ceremony, held in Mumbai. During her media interaction, the actress talked about her “Fat To Fit” story and importance of health.

Talking about Spa playing an integral role in her weight loss, Bhumi said, “The physical transformation I have done over last 3 years, I’d gotten myself plenty of massages and spas. But I think generally fitness is extremely important, it holistically evolves you. It keeps you mentally healthy. So spa and fitness should be important in everybody’s life. I feel as a population, India should become fitter”

Bhumi Pednekar debuted with “Dum Laga Ke Haisha” which has her overweight avatar but pretty soon the leading lady shed the unnecessary weight and stunned the whole world with her dedication to better health and shape.

Talking about the mantra of a healthy lifestyle, Bhumi added, “Eat healthy and go to the gym every day, because, without the two, the kind of weight loss I have would have been difficult”

Bhumi Pednekar also expressed her excitement over the nomination for Fitness Award. She said, “I am nominated for Fitness Award and like I said, my fitness journey has been slightly different. I am excited; especially when you are appreciated for everything else apart from you film work also feels good”
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Hansal Mehta is the only director who pushes me out of my limits: Rajkummar Rao

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#RajkumarRao who has worked with #HanselMehta on 4 feature films and one web series said the directors truly pushes him out of his limits as an actor.

Rajkumar Rao launched the May issue of Stardust on Tuesday. The 'Bareilly Ki Barfi' actor will be featured on the cover. 

When asked how his journey would with 'Omert'a director Hasnal Mehta has been over the years and if it has changed, Rao said, "It is always great working with Hansel sir he is like my family no because we have done 4 feature films and one series together. And 'Omerta' is releasing on 4th of May. With him, it is more personal than professional now.  He always brings out the best in me and throws these amazing challenges at me as an actor with some really wonderful and fascinating characters. I think he is the only one who really pushes me out of my limits. 
Rajkummar who has paid diverse character in all his films was asked about one charcter that he most related with he said, "I think Newton is someone I really related to. I connected with his honesty. Somewhere I also feel I am quite honest with my work and otherwise as well. So I could with Newton the most."

While talking about his association with stardust he said, "I am honored to be on this esteemed magazine. I have been reading stardust since childhood and have been a big fan and now being on the cover is a big honor for me. Thank you for making his happen."

'Sanju' is not an acting gig for me: Ranbir Kapoor

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#RanbirKapoor while talking about portraying his icon in the biopic said, this film is not an acting gig for him, but an opportunity.

Ranbir along with Vidhu Vinod Chopra and Raju Hirani was present at the teaser launch of 'Sanju', the Sanjay Dutt biopic on Tuesday.

After knowing Sanjay Dutt for all his life when asked if he made special observations to portray the character he said, "I have always been a Sanjay Dutt fan, for me, it was a fan trying to play his icon. so I think the hardest thing I did was give myself the confidence that I can play this man. When Raju sir told me about this film I didn't have the confidence because I thought I wouldn't be able to do it. I don't have the courage; don't have the understanding or the acting chops to do it. 

This is not an acting gig for me. I haven't tried to show goof acting bad acting or showcase my talent. I think it was just the opportunity to be part of a story of a person who I consider to be my icon.

When asked out of the 6 chapters of Sanju's life, which one was difficult to portray, Kapoor said, "The difficult one was which id dint expect was the young Sanju, because there were a lot of facets that we had to show first the drugs then coming out of it, then his mother's death and the most fun was Munna Bhai's phase and I enjoyed doing it. 
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Kaushiki Trailer is Out and Intriguing!

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#Viu India’s most promising show #Kaushiki is all set to launch and it certainly has an enthralling tale to tell. The series chronicles the story of 5 friends and the complexities in their friendships, which are based on shocking wrong doings.

The official handle of Viu India dropped the trailer on social media. They captioned it, “Make sure you grab your seat for this one! A tale of dark, twisty secrets. #Kaushiki, streaming from 27th July only on #ViuIndia.”

Directed by Suparn Verma and produced by Viu and Big Synergy, it stars Sayani Gupta, Omkar Kapoor, Namit Das, Madhurima Roy, Shruthi Srivastav, Rajeev Siddhartha and Rannvijay Singh in the lead roles.

Talking about her role in series, Sayani Gupta said, “The script of Kaushiki really excited me as it gave me a chance to innovate with the set of roles I like to essay. The series has a great ensemble and it was great fun shooting with all of them. The trailer is out and I am really looking forward to its launch. Hope people enjoy watching me in as Kaushiki as much as I enjoyed enacting it."

On touch base with Omkar Kapoor, he says, “Kaushiki is exceptionally amazing script and Ankush's character was a great role to play as hes got hidden secrets like the others as well... Right from the direction to the selection of actors, everything was just apt. I am sure the viewers will be in for a treat with Kaushiki, as it promises to engage the masses with its spellbinding twisted storyline.”

Arunoday Singh sign up ‘Apharan’ With ALTBalaji

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#ALTBalaji signs up the talented #ArunodaySingh for its first suspense thriller series titled #Apharan!

ALTBalaji is constantly creating content that’s path-breaking. Bringing yet another compelling concept is the next #ALTBalajiOriginal titled ‘Apharan’ and the very talented Arunoday Singh has been signed up by ALTBalaji to play the lead.

The show is a suspense thriller and revolves around Arunoday’s character – who once a celebrated cop, is now a tainted criminal. With a gripping plot, the show is filled with twists, turns, mysteries and web of lies.

Speaking about his association with ALTBalaji and the show’s concept, Arunoday said, “I’m very very excited about Apharan. It appealed to me the second I met Siddharth Sengupta and heard him tell me this story with so much passion and skill, I had to be a part of it. I’ve got very fond memories of Balaji from my Main Tera Hero days. It’ll be a pleasure working with them again, with their digital platform ALTBalaji."

The show will be produced and directed by Siddharth Sengupta, who has earlier directed popular shows like 'Balika Vadhu' and 'Gulaal'. The show is in its pre-production stage and will go on floors soon.

Pooja Chopra Joins Happy Heart India, with Akshay Kumar

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#PoojaChopra joins #AkshayKumar for Asian Heart Institute's latest initiative- #HappyHeartIndia!

Akshay Kumar and Pooja Chopra are the faces of “Happy Heart India” – an initiative of Asian Heart Institute that gives a chance to 200 underprivileged children to receive free heart surgery. Akshay Kumar launched the campaign on 7th April, the World Health Day and actor Pooja Chopra came on board soon after, to encourage India to follow healthy heart habits.

The campaign urges readers to ‘Save a Heart’ by nominating an underprivileged child they may know, who is below 12 years of age and needs a cardiac surgery but has no means to pay for the surgery. 

The campaign #HappyHeartIndia is built around multiple content pillars through interviews that will amplify the importance of inculcating healthy heart habit.

Speaking about the initiative, Akshay Kumar shared, “I am delighted to take this message of ‘have a heart to save a heart’ all over India.This campaign is about surgical interventions for the underprivileged- in the spirit of community service."

Pooja Chopra, actor, former Miss India and Miss World beauty with a purpose added, "Its high time we defined the behaviours and habits we need to adopt if we are to become happy citizens of a hearty India.The age of onset of heart disease is getting younger, and this is a cause for grave concern.”
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Hope Aur Hum Trailer Out, Feat Naseeruddin Shah And Sonali Kulkarni

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The trailer for #NaseeruddinShah’s next film, #HopeAurHum, has just been released. The cast of the film includes an incredible array of talent including Naseeruddin Shah, #SonaliKulkarni, Naveen Kasturia, Aamir Bashir, Kabir Sajid and Virti Vighani.

The film has been written and directed by Sudip Bandyopadhyay and produced by Samira Bandyopadhyay.

The story is a reminiscent tale of a family in Mumbai whose lives are explored through an endearing cinematic journey. The plot revolves around the Srivastava family whose lives are affected by the senior most member of the family, Nagesh (Naseeruddin Shah) whose obsession with his traditional copying machine, called Mr. Soennecken,  starts to take a toll on the relationship of the entire family.

It’s a simple story of human emotions explored through the intertwined lives of each family member. With the family revolting against Nagesh’s old ways, the film tells the tale of the transition between the old and the new, explored through the ideas and idles of three different generations.

Sanju Teaser Out, Ranbir Kapoor as Sanjay Dutt is Awesome

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Finally the first official teaser of #Sanju is out and #RanbirKapoor is just remarkably awesome in the biopic based on living legend #SanjayDutt.

The official Twitter handle of Fox Star Hindi dropped the much awaited teaser on social media. They captioned it, “Presenting the #SanjuTeaser…one man, many lives! #RanbirKapoor @RajkumarHirani #RajkumarHiraniFilms @VVCFilms.”

In the teaser, Ranbir Kapoor as Sanjay Dutt starts narrating his life and some of the most crucial and defining moments in series of montages. The teaser begins with Yerwada Prison, where the actor was incarcerated for the longest.

Ranbir Kapoor in titular role does justice to each part and has done body work, like muscle gain and weight gain for the role.

The Sanjay Dutt biopic, Sanju, chronicles the journey of the star, becoming a film star, and witnessing some dizzying heights and darkest depths: adulation of diehard fans, unending battles with various addictions, brushes with the underworld, prison terms, loss of loved ones, and the haunting speculation that he might or might not be a terrorist.

Sanju is in turns a hilarious and heartbreaking exploration of one man’s battle against his own wild self and the formidable external forces trying to crush him. It depicts the journey of a man through everything that life can throw at him. Some true stories leave you thinking “did this really happen?” This is one such unbelievable story that happens to be true.

The film also stars Paresh Rawal, Manisha Koirala, Anushka Sharma, Sonam Kapoor, Dia Mirza, Vicky Kaushal, Jim Sarbh and Boman Irani.