Oct 212017

rajini_aamirA video clip of Aamir Khan talking about superstar Rajinikanth’s much-anticipated film 2.o has surfaced on Twitter. In this, Aamir Khan reveals in the interview that director Shankar had offered him the film. No, it is not Akshay Kumar’s role, but Rajini’s. Aamir explains how 2.0 is going to be a blockbuster. He said, “I am a big fan of Shankar and I am a big fan of Rajini ji and Shankar offered me that film. Super duper hit film hai wo (It is a super hit film). It is a blockbuster. It is going to break all records.”

#Rajini Sir call me & told me 2 do his role n #2Point0
But I couldn't c myself n role f Rajini
It wil create History pic.twitter.com/LZuJOPrjQn

— Rajinikanth fans (@Rajni_FC) October 19, 2017

Aamir also explained to host Komal Nahta that Rajinikanth himself thought that he was not well and suggested to Shankar that Aamir should do the film. Aamir said, “Rajini sir called me and said please do the film.” So why did he not do the film? The Thugs of Hindostan actor explains, “It is a super script. It is going to do very well. But whenever I used to shut my eyes, I used to see Rajini sir in that role. I couldn’t see myself. Emotionally, I couldn’t do that role. When I used to think of the film, or scene I saw Rajini sir. So then I told Shankar that I will not be able to do the film. Only Rajini sir can do this. He is irreplaceable.”

Aamir also spoke about how the prequel Robot starring Rajinikanth was imprinted in his mind and he loved it. This also happens to be the reason why Aamir cannot imagine anyone in the role.

Rajinikanth’s 2.0, in the meantime, is set to release during the Republic Day weekend in 2018. Before that, a grand music launch is being organised on October 27 at Burj Park in Dubai. The film also stars Amy Jackson in a pivotal role. The music for this film is composed by AR Rahman.

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Oct 202017

Rajinikanth’s 2.0 is said to be one of the most expensive movies in India till date. It goes without saying that Thalaiva’s fan can’t wait for the release of this film. And what makes us even more excited is the fact that we get to see Akshay Kumar in a new avatar alongside Rajinikanth firing the screen together with their sheer talent. It’s like having best of both the worlds!

While we just can’t think of anyone other than legendary Rajinikanth playing Chitti’s character, not many know that he had some other plans in mind before he decided to don this role once again.

In a recent interview with a leading channel, Aamir Khan shared that Rajinikanth wanted him to play the lead in the film as the actor thought he wasn’t in best of his health to do so himself. He further added that however, he turned down the request as in his views no one other than Rajinikanth could have done this role better.

“I told Shankar that I will not be able to do it, and only Rajini sir could do this film. I have already seen the first part and I have loved it. I am a huge fan of Rajini sir, and because of the impression that I got from that film, I couldn’t imagine myself or anyone else in the lead role apart from Rajini sir for 2.0. So I didn’t do it. It wasn’t a tough decision for me because I know that it is going to be a super hit in all languages,” he revealed.

Well, we are still trying to wrap our heads around this piece of information, Aamir as Chitti? 2.0 is all set to hit the screens in January 2018 and is a sequel to 2010 superhit film ‘Enthiran’.

Do you think Mr. Perfectionist could have done this role better or could have done justice with the role in the first place?

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Oct 192017

3 out of 5 stars
Box Office: TBA

SSSECRET SUPERSTAR narrates the story of an aspiring singer who faces roadblocks in fulfilling her dream. Insia [Zaira Wasim] is a school-going girl based in Vadodara. She has a lovely voice and dreams of being a top singer. Her mother Najma [Meher Vij] supports Insia’s dream, but her father Farookh [Raj Arjun] is thoroughly against the idea due to his conservative mindset. He tries everything – from force to destroying Insia’s guitar – to stop her from fulfilling her dreams. She, however, remains adamant.

Insia takes to the internet and posts videos of her singing. Wearing a burkha, she makes sure only her eyes are visible in order to keep her identity concealed. She’s taken by surprise when her videos go viral. Enter Shakti Kumar [Aamir Khan], a brash, lecherous but successful music composer. Insia gets a chance to meet Shakti. What happens next forms the rest of the story.


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Positive Reviews

“SECRET SUPERSTAR is a complete package: refreshing plot, water-tight screenplay, exceptional performances and soulful soundtrack. Strongly recommended!”
– Bollywood Hungama

“If you world revolves around your mother, you’re going to root for this film. Go for it girls.”
– Timesofindia

“Emotionally engaging, entertaining”
– Sify

“SECRET SUPERSTAR is a sweet little song of dream, hope, love and humanity.”
– Glamsham

“Inspires You To Be Fearless In Pursuit Of Your Dreams!”
– Filmibeat

“Watch the film to start believing in your dreams and to know how much your mother loves you.”
– Koimoi

” It’s a perfect family film. Emotional, dramatic and a fulfilling movie experience.”
– Filmfare

” It’s A Fantastical, Inspirational Film”
– Mid-Day

“Secret Superstar belongs to its incredible cast that glosses over many of the film’s minor lapses. “
– Rajeev Masand

“Aamir Khan has a blast in this sweet and simple film about a young girl who dares to dream”

“Zaira Wasim is an absolute wonder!”
– Rediff

“Emotionally engaging tale of Insiya, a girl who dared to dream”
– Indiatvnews

“Secret Superstar should make your Diwali weekend…”
– Movietalkies

“Heartbreaking And Heartwarming In Equal Measure”
– News18

“Simple, sentimental and inspiring. Go watch the film with your mom.”
– DNA India

“A heartfelt drama powered by Zaira Wasim’s fine act”
– Deccanchronicle

“Zaira Wasim and Aamir Khan’s Diwali release is a winner”
– Indiatoday: Samrudhi Ghosh

“Aamir Khan, Zaira Wasim’s Diwali release is high on emotions”
– Hindustantimes

Average Reviews

“How a little girl with big dreams becomes a burka-wearing YouTube sensation is the story of the film. But the cliches drown what could be fun and frothy into sentimental molasses.”
– Nowrunning

“Zaira Wasim and singer Meghna Mishra are the stars of this mother-daughter drama”
– Indiatoday: Suhani Singh

” The Zaira Wasim and Aamir Khan starrer stops short of being superlative”
– Indianexpress

Negative Reviews

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Oct 192017

katrinaKatrina Kaif’s upcoming film Tiger Zinda Hai also starring Salman Khan is making noise for all the right reasons. Salman has started the verbal promotions for the film’s December release.

Post this film we will be seeing Katrina in Thugs of Hindostan with superstars like Aamir Khan, Amitabh Bachchan and Fatima Sana Shaikh for which she has already started shooting. She also has Anand L Rai’s untitled film under her name which also stars Shah Rukh Khan and Anushka Sharma.

So, Katrina’s all the upcoming projects are with the three khans of Bollywood. Now, these projects with the khans appear to be great for Katrina’s career. However, the buzz is that the actress is not in a hurry to choose her upcoming projects.

A source revealed to a leading website, “Katrina is currently busy shooting for her films and she has decided to do certain number of films with only establish actors. So she is taking her own time to decide on her next films”.

News was that Katrina was offered some films with the newcomer actors in the past but she chose to turn them down for reasons best known to her. It is also been reported that the actress is cautious while signing new projects as her latest films Jagga Jasoos, Fitoor and Baar Baar Dekho failed miserably at the box office.

Rumours of Katrina featuring in Vikas Bahl’s next Super 30 with Hrithik Roshan were also doing rounds after her pictures with Vikas went viral on the internet. However, Katrina has denied signing any projects at present.

What do you guys think? Will working with the three khans bring Katrina’s career back on track?

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Oct 152017

John Abraham has taken a leaf out of Aamir Khan’s book. Mr Perfectionist is known to take a keen interest in the editing of his film.

Johnny boy is doing similar. He has been sitting on the edit of his next, ‘Parmanu: The Story Of Pokhran’. We know that he is not only acting in Abhishek Sharma’s film, but also co-producing it. Word is he is obsessed with the project as he loves the genre of real-life action drama. ‘Parmanu’ is based on the nuclear bomb test explosions conducted at the Indian Army’s Pokhran range
in 1998 in Rajasthan.

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Oct 142017

When the Ambanis host a party, you can totally expect all of B-town to turn up for their bash. After all, who would miss one of the most rocking parties in the city? Well, not us, that’s for sure!

After the opening ceremony of MAMI, Nita and Mukesh Ambani opened the doors of their mansion for yet another contender for ‘party of the year’.

As Diwali is just around the corner, the stars donned their festive ensembles, showing up at the party looking their best.

Sridevi walked in with her hubby Boney Kapoor wearing a piece by Anamika Khanna and Aditi Roa Hydari gave her black lehenga an indo-western twist and looked stunning in the process.

Well, as expected, the list of guests was too long to keep a tab on. From Kanga Ranaut to Aamir Khan, all of tinsel town was spotted at this party. Scroll through these glorious snaps to see who joined the incredible bash.

Nita Ambani looking extremely beautiful!

Nita Ambani (c) Viral Bhayani

Kangana looking gorgeous as ever!

Kangana Ranaut(c) Viral Bhayani

Aren’t they lovely?

Sridevi and Boney Kapoor(c) Viral Bhayani

Sharmila Tagore, as elegant as ever

Sharmila Tagore(c) Viral Bhayani

Juggu dada stealing all the limelight

Jackie Shroff(c) Viral Bhayani

Diana Penty and Aditi Rao Hydari adding their own charm to the party

Aditi Roa Hydari(c) Viral Bhayani

Diana Penty(c) Viral Bhayani

Tisca Chopra, Divya Khosla Kumar and her husband Bhushan Kumar, Anupam Kher, Vicky Kaushal, Arshad Warsi, Sona Mohapatra and others also joined the party

Tisca Chopra(c) Viral Bhayani

Divya Khosla and Bhushan Kumar(c) Viral Bhayani

Anupam Kher(c) Viral Bhayani

Arshad Warsi(c) Viral Bhayani

Sona Mahapatra(c) Viral Bhayani

Vicky Kaushal(c) Viral Bhayani

Ambani Diwali Party(c) Viral Bhayani

Karan Johar and Rajkummar Roa posing like a boss for the paparazzi

Karan Johar(c) Viral Bhayani

Rajkummar Roa(c) Viral Bhayani

Anupama Chopra and Kiran Roa are all smiles

Anupama Chopra and Kiran Rao(c) Viral Bhayani

Aamir Khan and Fatima Sana Shaikh

Aamir Khan and Fatima Sana Shaikh(c) Viral Bhayani




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Oct 132017

secretAmir Khan is currenty working on promotion of “Secret Superstar”. His last movie, “Dangal” was a blockbuster and tasted a huge success on box office. The actress Zaira Wasim, who played young Geeta Phogat in “Dangal”, was loved by every one. Now is playing lead in “Secret Superstar” and ready to rock the screen again. This will be her second movie with Aamir.

Reportedly Aamir khan will be organizing a special screening for the enitre crew of “Dangal”. For Zaira, it would be a reunion, as she will be meeting her former cast and crew.

In “Secreat Superstar” Zaira Wasim’s charcter is named, Insia, a teenage girl, who sets out to follow her dream of being a singing superstar under the confinement of anonymity. Aamir will be in his never seen before look and charcter, Shakti Kumarr, a music composer.

The movie is directed by Advait chandan and will hit the theaters, on 19th Oct 2017.

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Oct 122017

The gender pay gap in Bollywood results from the patriarchal mindset of society, which does not see women as heroes, superstar Aamir Khan has said. The 52-year-old actor, who has been at the centre of some of Bollywood’s biggest money-spinners, said he “strongly believes” in equality but change will happen only if there is a paradigm shift in society’s attitude.

Aamir Khan
Aamir Khan

“Unfortunately, what has happened is that most of our stars are male. The people who draw crowd are male and it is a result of the patriarchal influence on our society,” he said in an interview yesterday. The actor said children are conditioned to look at men as heroes from a young age. “We don’t see women as heroes. We start planting these thoughts in our heads since childhood. There has to be a paradigm shift in that. I am someone who strongly believes in equality whether you are man or a woman. But ultimately in the economics of cinema anyone who pulls people in will be paid higher. There is no question about it,” Aamir said.

He added that he would not mind his female co-actors getting a bigger pay cheque. The actor’s last film ‘Dangal’ had strong women characters and his upcoming ‘Secret Superstar’ also has a teenage girl at the centre. Asked whether he would be okay if his female co-actors got a bigger pay cheque than him, Aamir said, “Anyone who has the ability to fill seats gets a bigger share in the fee. So the day she (Zaira Wasim who has acted with him in both films) will be able to fill more seats then me I won’t mind her getting a bigger paycheck than mine.”

“And that is not going to be determined by her gender, it is the market that will determine that. As a producer, I will want her if she is benefiting my film, gender doesn’t matter. I will give her value, from a purely economical point of view,” he added. Every film, Aamir stressed, has only “two or three” people in the whole cast and crew, who can bring people to the theatres. And that has nothing to do with gender.

“…That benefit they are bringing to the film is unique to them, not anyone else. That is what we describe as stardom. That could be Salim-Javed as writers and Rahman as a music director.” Aamir also batted for equal pay for technicians as he feels their contribution to the film is equal to that of actors. “I feel even technicians should get equal money as actors. I don’t understand why is a cameraman’s or an editor’s work less important than an actor’s. I strongly feel all the people in the creative team are contributing equally and should be paid equally. Everyone should be valued equally. There are only two people, who can be valued a little higher – the director and the writer,” he said. As far as he is concerned, Aamir said, he does not charge advance fee for his movies but takes a percentage of the profit. “I take a percentage of the profit. And that is assuming the fact that the film makes a profit. Fortunately, my films have made profit. But if they don’t, I am the guy who takes the hit as I get paid in the last.

“So, I follow the oldest method of asking for money in performing arts. Which is that you perform for everybody and you take out your cap and if people like your work, they give you money and if they don’t, they turn their back at you and leave.” The actor said there may be a pay gap, but there is no gender inequality in the film industry in terms of work.

“I feel the industry doesn’t differentiate on the basis of gender. If we look at a film crew we will see a lot of women doing important jobs. My wife (Kiran Rao) is a director, Reema Kagti and Farah Khan are also there and they are not looked any differently from a male director. Their gender is unimportant. We have equal status, in terms of gender, when it comes to a film crew.”

Aamir said he is happy the industry has started making more women oriented/centred films. “There are films coming out which have powerful women characters. There was ‘Queen’ which Kangana had done, then there was ‘Simran’. I also did two films ‘Dangal’ and ‘Secret Superstar’. The films are being made for women. We are moving in the right direction.”

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Sep 282017

Oh no, Aamir Khan will not be happy about this. 

Recently, when Aamir’s pictures from the sets of ‘Thugs of Hindostan’ were leaked, he was apparently not too pleased about it, and since he’s quite famous for his drive for perfection, it’s highly likely that its true. 

Take a look #aamirKhan in all different avatar shooting for #ThugsOfHindostan in a Mumbai Studio.

A post shared by Beingbollywood (@beingbollywood) on Sep 15, 2017 at 9:01am PDT

And now, on top of that, Amitabh Bachchan’s look from the movie has also been leaked. Big B has been writing all about the packed shoot schedule of his upcoming film on his blog, and judging by the leaked picture, it seems like it will all be worth it. 

#AmitabhBachchan in #ThugsOfHindostan. Follow @bollywoodirect . . . . . . . . . . . . . #bollywoodirect #bollywood #instabollywood #amitabh #aamirkhan #firstlook #yrf #yashraj

A post shared by Bollywoodirect (@bollywoodirect) on Sep 27, 2017 at 8:33am PDT

Sporting really long locks and quite a serious expression, his look does look like somewhat inspired from ‘The Hobbit’ and ‘Game of Thrones’. In fact, you can’t deny the uncanny resemblance between his attire and Richard Armitage’s character from ‘The Hobbit’. 

After Aamir Khan, Amitabh Bachchan's Look From ‘Thugs Of Hindostan' Gets Leaked Online© Twitter

Teasing fans about the movie, Big B wrote on his blog, “Time for the bed and perhaps a few more pictures from ‘TOH’ where I shoot day and night… So here are the pictures from the very important YRF production: ‘Thugs of Hindostan’ Naah… that cannot be done just yet. Sorry about that.”

‘Thugs of Hindostan’ is set to come out next year, but the anticipation for it has been constantly building up, especially considering the fact that this will mark the first time when Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan will be sharing screen space. 

After Aamir Khan, Amitabh Bachchan's Look From ‘Thugs Of Hindostan' Gets Leaked Online© Twitter

Moreover, it was recently reported that we can expect a huge sword fight sequence in the movie between Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir. A source was quoted saying, “The action sequence being filmed in Mumbai is elaborate. Both Bachchan and Aamir, are currently preparing for the tough task with the action-director, as both are famous for doing their own stunts. Since the two are known to be perfectionists, the scene is expected to be quite a highlight in this lavish film.”

Well, these leaked looks were enough to spike everyone’s interest and now honestly waiting for the movie for the next few months, when there’s so much excitement surrounding it, would be quite a task. But, it will surely be worth the wait.

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Sep 262017

Zaira Wasim has become one of the most talked about youngsters in the country. In an exclusive interview to mid-day.com, Zaira admits that never in her wildest dreams did she imagine that she would star in a movie. Zaira says that she owes all the love and adulation she received from the audiences to her first film ‘Dangal’ and also that she never imagined that she would get a chance to star in another film so soon. 

“I was never fond of films or watching films. But now that I am into acting, I am enjoying this phase of my life.” Bollywood is also abuzz with news that Zaira Wasim does not use glycerin for her emotional scenes. She says, ” Yes, it is true. I do not use glycerin for emotional scenes in films. When I face the camera, I feel a surge of emotions and all my emotions come rushing out of me.”

The teenager who plays the role of a singer in ‘Secret Superstar’ adds that she considers superstar Aamir Khan as her mentor and that she is always ready to take his advice. Currently, Zaira completed her 10th class studies and plans to study further. 

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