Sep 302017
 

Neil Nitin Mukesh and Karishma Kotak clicked on the set of Firrkee in London. Ankush Bhatt’s film which also stars Karan Singh Grover and Sandeepa Dhar, recently added Kotak to the cast. The thriller has a long schedule lined up in England. It was also celebration time for Mukesh, who completes a decade in Bollywood.

Neil Nitin Mukesh and Karishma Kotak
Neil Nitin Mukesh and Karishma Kotak

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Sep 302017
 

Reprising and recreating of old chartbusters is the latest trend in B-town. From ‘Kala Chashma’ to ‘Tamma Tamma’, many 90s hit tracks have been rehashed lately but not every experiment is successful.

Remember those famous lyrics, “Neend churayi meri kisne o sanam….Tu ne”? Well, every kid born in the 90s has grooved to ‘Neend Churai Meri’ from the cult film ‘Ishq’.

Anu Malik’s music, Kumar Sanu, and Udit Narayan’s voice were all that was needed to create a Bollywood hit number during those days. The song not only ruled the music charts for weeks but also become everyone’s favourite song. 

And finally, Rohit Shetty has released the reprised version of 90’s hit song in his upcoming flick ‘Golmaal Again’. This is the first time that the same actor is seen in the recreated version of his own song. 20 years ago, this song debuted in the Ajay Devgn, Kajol, Aamir Khan and Juhi Chawla starrer ‘Ishq’ and now the same track has been reprised in ‘Golmaal Again’ as ‘Maine Tujko Dekha’. Though, after listening to the new track we wish what happened 20 years ago was left untouched.

Sadly, Rohit and Ajay had a different plan. What Anu Malik created once, has now been crushed by the same hands. Nor do you get Kajol’s and Ajay’s peppy chemistry and neither does the song leaves a real impact. This new track is an utter disappointment and makes you wonder why the track was even remade in the first place. 

The song focuses on Parineeti Chopra as Ajay tries to woo her, and I so wish I could say this song didn’t destroy those memories, but I just can’t. Growing up listening to this epic song is one thing that will stay with many kids who were born in 90’s. Even today, when the song comes on, one can’t refrain from grooving to its beats and sing along, exhausting our vocal cords. That was the magic of that cult song!

How Golmaal Destroyed Our Memory Of ‘Neend Churai Meri'© Ajay Devgn FFilms

There is nothing new that this song offers. You are presented with Ajay’s trademark steps and a train to sequence from ‘Chaiyya Chaiyya’. It seems like producers these days are hell-bent on ruining every old song. 

Ajay and Rohit, congratulations on royally messing up yet another 90’s song. 

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Sep 302017
 

Every time Rajkummar Rao appears on-screen, he totally leaves us stunned with his sheer talent. While most actors stick to their genre, Rajkummar is known for donning different characters and roles every single time. He not only portrays every part with perfection but entertains us thoroughly.

From a fully toned body to losing weight for his film ‘Trapped’ to gaining those extra pounds and going bald for ‘Bose’, he does everything possible to get nail the look of the character he is playing.  

#AnActorsLife #Building a character. From Behen Hogi Teri to Trapped to currently shooting for #Bose. Nothing gives me more high than preparing and living a character.

A post shared by Raj Kummar Rao (@rajkummar_rao) on Jul 4, 2017 at 10:42pm PDT

Rajkummar is busy creating his own niche and taking the industry by storm. Just recently, he moved everyone with his remarkable performance in ‘Newton’. The film is creating a ton of buzz in tinsel town and garnering a lot of praise from viewers all over India. ‘Netwon’ is also India’s official entry for the Oscars.

And amid all this, his next project has already become the talk of the town. Wondering why? Well, the National Award winning actor is all set to go nude for his next film ‘Omerta’, directed by Hansal Mehta. Known for his method acting, the actor is going all in for his next role once again.

Produced by Swiss Entertainment & Karma Features, #Omerta has @RajkummarRao playing yet another real life character. pic.twitter.com/S9TNvROhyy

— Hansal Mehta (@mehtahansal) November 10, 2016

This is said to be one of the boldest roles that Rajkummar will be playing. He will be seen stepping into the shoes of terrorist, Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh.

 “I’m comfortable with my body and if a scene genuinely demands nudity, I don’t mind it. As long as it’s for the scene and not to titillate the audience, I am okay. Be it LSD, Shahid or now Omerta, these are all very powerful scenes in extremely relevant contexts,” Raj told Deccan Chronicle.

Rajkummar Roa To Go Nude For His Next Film© Twitter

The movie was recently screened at the Toronto International Film Festival and has got a positive response. Now we can’t wait for this one to release in India soon. You rock, Rajkummar!

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Sep 302017
 

A Pali Hill birdie was rather amused after hearing about Hrithik Roshan and Tiger Shroff teaming up for Siddharth Anand’s film. To jog your memory, after Sanjay Dutt walked free in February 2016, the actor had chosen Anand’s thriller for his comeback.

Hrithik Roshan, Tiger Shroff, Siddharth Anand and Sanjay Dutt
Hrithik Roshan, Tiger Shroff, Siddharth Anand and Sanjay Dutt

After beginnning preparations for the role, Dutt did a rethink when he read the final draft. He felt it was a mish-mash of several Hollywood flicks like ‘Captain Phillips’ (2013), ‘The Jackal’ (1997) and Under Siege’ (1992).

Not wanting his comeback to be labelled a rehash of Western films, Sanju Baba opted out of the project. The birdie hopes the producers (Yash Raj Films) have read the script. And more importantly, seen the aforementioned Hollywood flicks. Or is it an entirely new story that Anand has come up with?

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Sep 302017
 

Shamita Shetty was in Amritsar recently. The actor was keen to visit the Golden Temple before taking on her next assignment after the web series, ‘Yo Ke Hua Bro’.

Shamita Shetty
Shamita Shetty

Being shoe crazy, she went berserk picking up several pairs of mojris for herself as well as near and dear ones. Hopefully, it was the right fit for everyone.

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Sep 302017
 

Sushant Singh Rajput in a still from 'MS Dhoni: The Untold Story'Sushant Singh Rajput in a still from ‘MS Dhoni: The Untold Story’

While rumour has it that Sushant Singh Rajput will soon step into the shoes of the Great Khali, the industry today celebrates one year of ‘MS Dhoni: The Untold Story,’ a film which went on to have cash registers ringing at the box office and also brought Sushant major critical acclaim.

Also read – Sushant Singh Rajput: I’m not dumb to get affected by stardom

The actor who walked away with rave reviews for his nuanced performance in the film proved that he truly was one of the finest actors in the Indian film industry.

Over the years Sushant Singh Rajput has managed to not just impress audiences with his character transformations but also bowl them over with his versatile performances. With ‘MS Dhoni: The Untold Story,’ Sushant took on the challenge of essaying the titular role of an iconic personality who is still around and relevant , a move which several touted as a confident sign of a good actor.

Also read – Sushant Singh Rajput: I won’t play myself on-screen

The film became a critical and commercial success and was the fifth highest-grossing Bollywood film of 2016 in India with collections of approximately 1.16 billion (US$18 million). The Sushant Singh Rajput starrer was declared tax-free in Uttar Pradesh by Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav a day after its release, and in Dhoni’s home state, Jharkhand, a few days later. Maharashtra was also declared tax-free on October 5 by chief minister Devendra Fadnavis.

Also view – Photos: Dhoni and wife Sakshi at ‘MS Dhoni: The Untold Story’ premiere last year
MS Dhoni: The Untold Story screening

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Sep 302017
 

Everyone’s favourite show ‘Bigg Boss’ is gearing up to make a comeback and fans are already frothing at the mouth. The 11th season of the show premieres on October 1st, and we bet many of you are already clearing your schedules to be able to catch the show, religiously.

 From saucy gossip, flights, love stories, flirting, intimacy, conspiracies and so much more, ‘Bigg Boss’ is all about entertainment, entertainment, and a little more entertainment for good measure! Love it or hate it, the show has a huge fan following and consistently earns insane ratings. And since Salman Khan started hosting it, the numbers have pretty much tripled!

Scripted or not, BB is one of those shows that you’ll be talking about with your colleagues as if the contestants are your family mates. The more you watch the show, the more you start falling for the on-screen drama. Soon, you’ll have the contestant you hate, a contestant you sympathise with and the one you truly want to bag the BB title.

Just yesterday, we gave you all the details on what is going to be happening inside the most watched house in the country and today we are back with the first look of the house.

Right from the time we first saw the promos for the show, all we can talk about is the house. Finally, the channel has shared a scintillating first look of the house, making us wish we could take a walk around the pad ourselves!

#BREAKING !!!! First look 👀 #BiggBoss11 @beingsalmankhan

A post shared by Colors TV (@colorstv) on Sep 29, 2017 at 8:25am PDT

Doesn’t that look grand? But then we don’t expect anything less from the producers of the show. Like every season, here’s the celestial, destiny-changing Jacuzzi! Because in the BB house, a lot can happen in the jacuzzi (geddit?).

Jacuzzi #BiggBoss11 house pic.twitter.com/CN9Z5KIWWv

— The Khabri (@BiggBossNewz) September 29, 2017

The Channel’s handle Twitter ‘The Khabari’ also released another picture of the living room, which looks peppy and vibrant.

Living room  #BiggBoss11 house pic.twitter.com/kbYuS1sC9y

— The Khabri (@BiggBossNewz) September 29, 2017

For the first time, we will have an underground jail with literally no amenities except a string cot in the house, which we can’t wait to check out. It’s almost time to let the familiar chants ring again, “Bigg Boss chahte hai……”

 

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Sep 302017
 

On the auspicious occasion of Dusshera, Bollywood celebs have taken to Twitter to wish love, light and happiness to their fans and followers.

Here’s what the stars tweeted:

Anil Kapoor: May the victory of Good over Evil inspire you towards having your own victories! #HappyDussehra #VijayaDashami

May the victory of Good over Evil inspire you towards having your own victories! #HappyDussehra#VijayaDashami

— Anil Kapoor (@AnilKapoor) September 30, 2017

Akshay Kumar: May all your problems burn along with the effigy of Ravana and may you get success in everything you do. #HappyDussehra

May all your problems burn along with the effigy of Ravana and may you get success in everything you do. #HappyDussehrapic.twitter.com/QJT6Z60kFu

— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) September 30, 2017

Bhumi Pednekar: Wishing all you beautiful people a very #HappyDussehra .May the good in your life take over all the evil.Light,love and happiness

Wishing all you beautiful people a very #HappyDussehra .May the good in your life take over all the evil.Light,love and happiness ðÂ?Â?ðÂ?»

— bhumi pednekar (@psbhumi) September 30, 2017

Sridevi Boney Kapoor: Wishing everyone a very Happy Dusshera. May this day bring victory, happiness and peace to all. #HappyDussehra

Wishing everyone a very Happy Dusshera. May this day bring victory, happiness and peace to all. #HappyDussehra

— SRIDEVI BONEY KAPOOR (@SrideviBKapoor) September 30, 2017

Vivek Anand Oberoi: May this Dussehra burn all your worries with Ravana and bring you and your family loads of happiness! A very #HappyDussehra to all of you!

May this Dussehra burn all your worries with Ravana and bring you and your family loads of happiness! A very #HappyDussehra to all of you! pic.twitter.com/BvyFiLTx82

— Vivek Anand Oberoi (@vivek_oberoi) September 30, 2017

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Sep 302017
 

When you think of Game of Thrones, the first thing that comes to mind is bloodshed, sex, dragons, betrayals, love, war, and revenge. And who can forget the incestuous drama, white walkers, the three eyed raven, ghost, the list goes on and on.

But coming back to the main point, there is no other show that gives you a combination of all these factors merged in one. Hence it doesn’t surprise us that it is one of the most watched shows around the globe.

GOT(c) HBO

So when the demand is that huge, it is obvious that the expenditure can’t be small as well. The kind of cash the GOT cast makes per episode already made our eyes pop. And as if that wasn’t enough,  latest Variety reports state that HBO is all in, shelling out an obscene amount of cash per episode. HBO is set to spend $15 million per episode! Yep you read that right.

The article also states that usually the budget for high-end TV shows is $7-$10 million and GOT spent around $10 million per episode in the last season. So $15 million is pretty much the cost for an episode of the upcoming season that will air in 2019.

GOT(c) HBO/ Giphy

Though this shouldn’t surprise anybody because if you have seen Netflix’s original ‘The Crown’ and ‘The Get Down’, they had the same budget per episode.

Now, for people who still think the amount is too much to even think of, let us also tell you that every episode of season 8 will almost have a run time of a movie, varying from 80-90 minutes. So that pretty much justifies the expense and what one can expect from the storyline.

GOT(c) HBO

As long as we have dragons, wolves and the big war, we are fine with everything! We can’t wait for winter to get to Westeros.

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Sep 302017
 

President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday condoled the death of veteran theatre and film personality Tom Alter, who passed away in Mumbai after losing his battle with skin cancer.

Ram Nath Kovind
Ram Nath Kovind

“Sad to hear of demise of veteran actor Tom Alter. He will be remembered by film lovers. Condolences to his family,” Kovind tweeted. “The PM (Prime Minister) expressed grief on the demise of Tom Alter and recalled his contribution to the film world and theatre. He extended condolences to the family and admirers,” the Prime Minister’s Office tweeted.

Alter was battling stage four skin cancer at a Mumbai hospital, where he was admitted earlier in September. He returned home on Thursday and breathed his last on Friday night. He was 67. In 2008, Alter was honoured with the Padma Shri, India’s fourth highest civilian honour.

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