May 232017
 
Kiran RaoKiran Rao

Director Kiran Rao says the decision to cast "Dangal" actress Fatima Sana Shaikh in forthcoming film "Thugs of Hindostan" was not of her actor husband Aamir Khan alone. There were reports that Fatima was cast for the film on the actor's recommendation.

Produced under Yash Raj Films banner and helmed by Vijay Krishna Acharya "Thugs of Hindostan" will bring together on screen Aamir and megastar Amitabh Bachchan for the first time.

"We don't deal with it (casting). It's a Yash Raj Films movie so Adi (Chopra), Victor (Acharya) and Aamir have decided on it. As it is a big film for them they would have given it (casting Fatima) a good thought. There has to be merit in it," Kiran said outside a restaurant when asked about reports of Aamir recommending Fatima's name.

Aamir Khan

The big ticket film will be Fatima's second outing after her successful debut in "Dangal" last year, in which she played wrestler Geeta Phogat.

Kiran says she is excited to see Aamir and Bachchan working for the first time together.

Fatima Sana Shaikh

"There is excitement to see Aamir and Amitji together for the first time. It is going to be fun...it will be a treat for the audience to watch them."

The film goes on floor next month and it is scheduled to release on Diwali next year.

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May 232017
 
Salman Khan's 'Tubelight' trailer release date out

Salman Khan's 'Tubelight' trailer release date out
Salman Khan in a still from ‘Tubelight’

After unveiling the teaser, makers of Bollywood superstar Salman Khan’s upcoming film ‘Tubelight’ will be releasing the trailer on May 25. Director Kabir Khan took to Twitter to put out the censor certificate announcing the date.

While tweeting, Kabir Khan wrote, “#TubelightTrailer out on the 25th of May – can’t wait to show you guys! @BeingSalmanKhan @amarbutala @tubelightkieid @skfilmsofficial”

#TubelightTrailer out on the 25th of May – can’t wait to show you guys! @BeingSalmanKhan@amarbutala@tubelightkieid@skfilmsofficialpic.twitter.com/SnnHVwaKkU

— Kabir Khan (@kabirkhankk) May 23, 2017

The makers of the film have also unveiled a behind-a-scenes video of the ‘Tubelight’ teaser. 

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‘Tubelight’ is produced by Salma Khan and Salman Khan and directed by Kabir Khan. It stars Salman Khan, Sohail Khan and Chinese actress Zhu Zhu. It is co-produced by Amar Butala. The executive producer is Rajan Kapoor, the associate producer is Garima Mehta and music is by Pritam.

Tubelight will release in cinemas worldwide on Eid.

Tubelight‘ is a war drama set amidst the backdrop of the 1962 Indo-China War.

After blockbusters like ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ and ‘Ek Tha Tiger’, ‘Tubelight’ is Salman Khan and Kabir Khan‘s third film together.


Matin Rey Tangu and Salman Khan in a still from ‘Tubelight’

Slated to release on Eid this year, ‘Tubelight’ also features Salman Khan’s younger brother Sohail Khanand Chinese star Zhu Zhu. ‘Tubelight’ also has a special appearance by Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan. ‘Tubelight’ marks the late actor Om Puri‘s last Bollywood outing.

Yash Raj Films (YRF) has bagged the overseas distribution rights — excluding Middle East and North Africa — for ‘Tubelight’. This is Salman Khan Films’ first collaboration with YRF for the overseas territory.

Chinese actress Zhu Zhu and Salman Khan on the sets of 'Tubelight'
Chinese actress Zhu Zhu and Salman Khan on the sets of ‘Tubelight’

Salman Khan’s ‘Tubelight’, however, might not release in Pakistanaround the Eid as a few local filmmakers and organisations have demanded the release of the film in the country be put on hold.

The Pakistan Film Distributors Association and the Pakistan Film Producers Association, along with various local film-makers, are actively trying to stall the release of ‘Tubelight’, citing better business for the Pakistani films scheduled to release at the same time.

Shooting for ‘Tubelight’ had ended in February earlier this year.

Talking about Salman Khan’s performance in ‘Tubelight’, Kabir Khan had earlier said, “Salman will be seen in a completely different way in the film (‘Tubelight’). If people have thought that Salman’s performance is special in ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’, then his performance in ‘Tubelight’ is five times better than it. The audience will see Salman’s better performance in ‘Tubelight’.”

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May 232017
 
This model just called Ranbir Kapoor her 'boyfriend'. See photo

Model Erika Packard shared this snap from the set of an ad shoot with Ranbir Kapoor on Instagram yesterday. Her caption read, “That raps up my day. Always my TVC boyfriend. I could get used to this (sic).”

It looks like RK came straight from the set of the Sanjay Dutt biopic, if his bright orange shirt and jeans is any indication. Erica is Siddhant Kapoor’s rumoured former flame.

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May 232017
 
This is what Dharmendra has to say on grandson Karan Deol's Bollywood debut

Dharmendra with grandson Karan
Dharmendra with grandson Karan

Veteran actor Dharmendra says his grandson Karan, who will make his Bollywood debut with “Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas”, has a lot of confidence.

“He has confidence and I want him to fly with his confidence. I wish he gets successful in his career and life,” Dharmendra said of Karan, who is the son of actor Sunny Deol.

The film’s title is also inspired from Dharmendra’s famous song from his film “Blackmail”.

Dharmendra spoke at the mahurat ceremony of Anil Sharma’s son Utkarsh’s debut film “Genius” on Monday.

He also congratulated Utkarsh saying: “I congratulate Utkarsh for making his debut through this film (‘Genius’). The only advice I want to give him is to be humble, work hard in this journey and never get affected by fame. Try to get place in the hearts of people just the way I did.”

Meanwhile, Bollywood biggies also congratulated Sunny for his directorial venture with his son Karan.

Superstar Salman Khan tweeted: “Karan Deol welcome to the Hindi film industry. Congrats Sunny”

Shah Rukh Khan posted: “All the best papa. He looks as tough and gentle as you. May all good things come his way.”

Sunny’s brother Bobby Deol also shared his excitement by tweeting: “Finally the day is here! Karan’s first day at shooting ‘Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas’. Overwhelmed!! Bhaiya donning the director’s hat… Love. Blessings.”

Rishi Kapoor also blessed the newbie by saying: “Best of luck to Dharmendra ji’s grandson and Sunny Deol’s son Karan Deol on his first day of his debut film ‘Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas’. You go boy.”

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May 232017
 
Saiyami Kher's new sexy avatar will make your eyes pop

Saiyami Kher
Saiyami Kher

Saiyami Kher has raised the temperature by a few notches with a sizzling photo shoot.

After making her Bollywood debut in Mirzya (2016), she is now making eyes pop in her new sexy avatar.

Although the photos are in black and white, the result is red hot. We can’t stop looking.

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(With inputs from The Hitlist Team)

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May 222017
 
Liam Payne can't trust bandmates to babysit son

Liam Payne
Liam Payne

Singer Liam Payne says he can’t rely on his former One Direction band members to babysit his son Bear.

Payne and singer Cheryl became parents to Bear in March.

However, it doesn’t seem like any of the One Direction boys will be watching the baby any time soon, reports mirror.co.uk.

Payne said: “I couldn’t rely on Harry (Styles) because I feel like my child would come out dressed in something that I just wouldn’t understand.”

Speaking on Vodafone’s “Big Top 40”, he added: “Then with Niall (Horan), the kid would be putting golf balls on tees!”

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May 222017
 
Cannes Film Festival: Unattended bag in theatre causes security scare

A still from Happy End
A still from Happy End

For the first time at the Cannes Film Festival, a security scare delayed the screening of Michael Hazanavicious’ Redoutable by half an hour.

The international press was pushed back and the festival staff from the theatre premises was evacuated while the police mounted a thorough security check. It was rumoured that a bag left in the theatre was the source of the scare.

Meanwhile, two-time Palm d’Or winner Austrian Michael Haneke’s Happy End clearly looks at a third Golden Palm.

Chennai-based Thenandal Studios launched mega film Sangamithra at the fest.

Siddharth Anand’s official Rambo remake starring Tiger Shroff also saw its launch at Cannes.

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