May 182018
 

Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt have been rumoured to be dating for some time now

Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor
Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor

Ranbir Kapoor has admitted that he has a boy crush on Alia Bhatt. At a recent event in New Delhi, RK candidly confessed that he was fond of his Brahmastra co-actor. Karan Johar, who was also present said, “Awww.” Earlier, Alia had said that she had the biggest crush on Ranbir for the longest time.

RK also heaped praise afterwards, on her recent release, Raazi. He found the film mind-blowing and felt it was the greatest movie ever made. Too much mush happening here.

In May, pictures of Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor went viral with fans wondering if the two were an item. Well, tongues went wagging when Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor made a joint entry at Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja’s reception.

There has been buzz that the Brahmastra actors are seeing each other. Alia Bhatt, 25, has said that she always had a crush on Ranbir Kapoor, 35, ever since his Saawariya (2007) days. Whether they are together or not, time will tell.

Meanwhile, Alia took to Instagram to share her picture with her rumored boyfriend Ranbir Kapoor and many celebs showered all hearts and awws and smileys on their photo.

Also read: Sagarika Ghatge wants Ranbir Kapoor to play Zaheer Khan in biopic

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May 122018
 

Alia Bhatt and Vicky Kaushal starrer, Raazi opened to good numbers on day 1 at the box office

Raazi
Alia Bhatt and Vicky Kaushal in a still from the film. Picture Courtesy: YouTube

Alia Bhatt starrer Raazi directed by Meghna Gulzar opened with good numbers. Raazi which released this Friday received raving reviews from everywhere. The critics, as well as the audiences, have loved the film.

Raazi earned Rs. 7.53 crores on it’s first day at the box office. The film starring Alia Bhatt in the lead is one of the highest opening days for a film driven by an actress.

Considering it’s a women-orientated film, it has done very well in the metros and collections in other major centers are also decent. The numbers are growing with each show due to its exceptional word of mouth, which works to the favour of the film.

Raazi directed by Meghna Gulzar also stars Vicky Kaushal, Rajit Kapoor, Jaideep Ahlawat in pivotal roles, is expected to rake in more numbers in its first opening weekend.

Meghna Gulzar’s Raazi is an adaptation of Harinder Sikka’s Calling Sehmat, a novel inspired by the almost-unbelievable real-life story of a woman, who Sikka named Sehmat, to protect her identity. Alia Bhatt plays the character of Sehmat, a Kashmiri woman, who gets married to a Pakistani officer with the intention to source out intelligence details and pass it off to Indian forces. Vicky Kaushal essays the role of the Pakistani officer.

Also Read: Raazi Movie Review: The Year’s Best (Thus Far)!

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May 112018
 

Raazi is a meditative version of a war film, subtly weighing in on human loss and ruthlessness, even as it seldom wavers from checking off all the crackling elements of an espionage thriller

Still from Raazi
A still from Raazi

Raazi
U/A: Drama, History, Thriller
Director: Meghna Gulzar
Cast: Alia Bhatt, Vicky Kaushal
Rating: Ratings

I guess if you’ve ever done something fishy (whether illegal or unethical) that you’d be petrified of getting caught for (God knows, to some degree, we’ve all been in such a position), the extreme fear/nervousness only hits you when you try it for the first time. The successful completion of which leads to subsequently higher levels of confidence, bordering on callousness, eventually.

As it seems with the brazenness with which the lead character (Alia Bhatt; what a consistently dazzling talent) in this film goes about her work as an Indian spy, living as a housewife, operating right inside the Rawalpindi official residence of her father-in-law, a Pakistani top-brass military officer, deep within a cantonment, while being married to a young bloke (Vicky Kaushal) who, like his brother, is a Pak Army man himself!

But you care so much for the girl, or perennially hope that she stays out of harm’s way that, for the most part, I ended up watching this film with my hand on the forehead, often veering towards closing my eyes! It’s the textured use of sound and some superb, textbook camera-work that, experience wise, it almost feels like you’re going through David Fincher’s stellar mystery-thriller Zodiac (2007), no less. This is director Meghna Gulzar’s first outing after Talvar (2015), proving, without doubt, she is at the top of her game.

For a film so packed with plot twists, the gentle calmness in the air, even if slightly claustrophobic, given that it’s mostly set inside a palatial home, surprises you, while holding your attention all through.

And despite a subject that essentially deals with jingoism, or patriotism, if you may, all characters (Indian or Pakistani) on the screen appear human, rather than tragedies alone. Whether that be the Pak husband, who’s basically brought home a fake-wife; or his father, a full-on gentleman who, as Brigadier, loyally lords over a lot of decision-making process in the well-oiled military machinery – the only Pak institution that hasn’t failed, or perhaps the reason the other institutions have! Of course none of this collective connect would be possible if it weren’t for solid detailing, and some of the finest actors doing what they do best.

In fact it doesn’t surprise me that Bhatt, along with others, performs the spy’s character so brilliantly. For if there is any profession where you can aptly apply great acting skills (outside of acting itself), it would be as a spy, isn’t it? That’s the other place you’re necessarily supposed to be someone else!

Raazi, meaning, in this context, I guess, a keeper of raaz (secrets), is a fictionalised version of an actual story about an undercover Kashmiri girl in 1971. It’s based on ex-navy officer Harinder Sikka’s novel Calling Sehmat. I’m tempted to read the book, since the real-life Sehmat, I’m told, passed away recently. She would’ve been the most fascinating person to meet.

The information young Sehmat managed to unearth, as an Intelligence Bureau operative, perhaps formed the basis of precious info on a massive submarine attack planned by Pakistan on India’s first aircraft carrier, INS Vikrant. If you want to know what really happened thereafter, you only have to watch Sankalp Reddy’s splendid war-film The Ghazi Attack (2017).

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This is a meditative version of a war film, subtly weighing in on human loss and ruthlessness, even as it seldom wavers from checking off all the crackling elements of an espionage thriller. Honestly, I felt a little numb in the head as Sehmat feels the same for her soul. Whether or not you’re sehmat (agree) with Sehmat, I suggest you should totally be raazi (willing) to catch her scintillating, untold story for sure (Eh? Told ya: feeling numb in the head!).

Also read – Meghna Gulzar: Misconceptions around Raazi’s stand will be cleared after screening

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Apr 242018
 

Birthday boy Varun Dhawan is all set to reunite on screen with frequent co-star Alia Bhatt with Kalank

Varun Dhawan
Varun Dhawan

Actor Varun Dhawan who turns 31 today, says age is just a number, the state of mind matters. The actor has already started shooting for his next film Kalank and will be celebrating his birthday on the sets. Talking about his birthday plans he says, ” Birthdays do make me happy, but I am absolutely cool about it. I feel my birthdays are more special to other people. I had to wake up at 7 am to shoot a big scene with Alia today. So, I don’t think I can celebrate a lot.

On working with Alia Bhatt again Varun Dhawan says, “Kalank is very special for Karan’s production house, as it has been in the making since 2004. It was important for us to choose the right film to come back as a pair. People expect a lot from us.” The actor who received a great response to his recent release October signs off says he is elated with the love and respect the film has got. It has been creatively satisfying too.

Also read: Varun Dhawan’s journey from a ‘star kid’ to becoming one of the most bankable actors

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Apr 032018
 

Ranveer Singh has injured his shoulder while shooting for his film and therefore the star won’t be performing at the opening act of Indian Premier League (IPL)

Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt
Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt

Ranveer Singh’s fans were elated to see their favourite star perform an electrifying performance at the opening ceremony of Indian Premier League (IPL). Unfortunately, the Padmaavat star won’t be performing at the IPL anymore, courtesy – his shoulder injury. Ranveer took to his social media account to inform his fans about it and wrote, “Thank you for the good wishes everyone. I’m good. It’s just a labral tear in my left shoulder. I intend to come back stronger. Love you all (sic).”

Many of the stars and his fans wished him a speedy recovery. However, what caught our attention was Alia Bhatt‘s ‘get well soon’ tweet. She addressed Ranveer as ‘Tutu’, which indicates that is his nickname. Isn’t it as funky as Ranveer Singh himself!?

Wishing you a speedy recovery tutu ðÂÂÂ?ÂÂÂ?ðÂÂÂ?ÂÂÂ?ðÂÂÂ?ÂÂÂ?ÂÂÂ?ðÂÂÂ?ÂÂÂ?ÂÂÂ? https://t.co/b1j19NNt4N

— Alia Bhatt (@aliaa08)
April 3, 2018

This was Ranveer’s reply:

Thanks lulu ðÂÂ?ÂÂ?ÂÂ?âÂÂ?ÂÂ?ðÂÂ?½ https://t.co/LbRaVr3GH3

— Ranveer Singh (@RanveerOfficial)
April 3, 2018

The Bajirao Mastani star had injured his shoulder during a football match. He has been strictly advised by doctors to avoid performing at the opening ceremony of the forthcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) season on April 7. Ranveer Singh was spotted with his arm in a sling over the weekend and even on Monday at Shankar Ehsaan and Loy’s recording studio in Bandra with Zoya Akhtar. He sustained injuries during a football match recently.

“After multiple medical checkups, the doctors have strongly advised Ranveer Singh not to perform at this year’s IPL opening ceremony in which he was doing the grand finale act. They feel his high-energy performance would only overstrain his shoulder and aggravate the injury,” the actor’s spokesperson said in a statement.

However, Ranveer’s film shoot has not been disrupted. “Ranveer will continue to shoot for Gully Boy as per its shooting schedule which is not physically strenuous since only performance-based talkie scenes are left to be shot,” the spokesperson added.

Also Read: Ranveer Singh On Shoulder Injury: I Intend To Come Back Stronger

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Mar 162018
 

Alia Bhatt is currently shooting for Brahmastra in Bulgaria. Film’s director and Alia’s close friends surprised the actress with a birthday bash

Alia Bhatt Birthday
Alia Bhatt celebrates her birthday in Bulgaria.

Alia Bhatt, who turned 25 on Thursday, celebrated her birthday on the sets of Brahmastra in Bulgaria. The actress was surprised with an intimate bash planned by her close friends and film’s director, Ayan Mukerji. Alia looked quite thrilled to see the surprise away from home in Bulgaria.

Alia Bhatt Birthday
Alia Bhatt with director Ayan Mukerji and a friend.

A video of Alia Bhatt blowing the candles in joy and cutting the cake has been doing the rounds on the Internet. Several pictures of Alia with Ayan and other friends have also surfaced online. Well, what caught our attention was the absence of her Brahmastra co-star Ranbir Kapoor from the bash.

However, Ranbir’s actress-mother, Neetu Kapoor was a core part of the party and was all smiles.

Alia Bhatt Birthday
Alia Bhatt with co-star Ranbir Kapoor’s mother Neetu Kapoor and other friends.

The senior actress even posted a picture on her social media to wish the young actor a happy birthday. She captioned the picture as, “Birthday girl in her own world #brahmastra @aliaabhatt #ranbirkapoor (sic).”

Is Ranbir’s absence from the pictures, a deliberate move to mallow down the reports of them allegedly dating each other?

Brahmastra is a trilogy produced by Karan Johar. The Ayan Mukerji directorial stars Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Amitabh Bachchan and Mouni Roy. It is slated to release on August 15, 2019.

Also Read: Alia Bhatt’s Birthday Treat For Fans, Shares Two New Still Of Raazi

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Mar 142018
 

On her 25th birthday, Alia Bhatt took to Instagram to share new still of her upcoming film Raazi

Alia Bhatt in Raazi still
Alia Bhatt in a still from Raazi. Pictures courtesy/Alia Bhatt’s Instagram account

Bollywood star Alia Bhatt, who is celebrating her 25th birthday today, has an adorable gift for her fans and followers. The Badrinath Ki Dulhania star took to Instagram to share two new stills from her upcoming highly anticipated film Raazi. Along with the post, the versatile actor also wrote a sweet caption which read, “Movies or in this case MY movies aren’t just something I do for a living.. it’s kinda the reason I feel like I’m alive SO…On my 25th birthday I’ve randomly picked out two images from the 25th DAY of shoot of RAAZI and and and the TRAILER will be out 25 days from today(9th April).. Happy Birthday to me.”

Alia Bhatt in Raazi still

Raazi is a period film where Alia will portray a Kashmiri girl who gets married to a Pakistani army officer, essayed by Vicky Kaushal. Directed by Meghna Gulzar, the film will hit the big screens on May 11.

If the recent picture Alia Bhatt shared on Instagram is any indication, it looks like the actor will sport red hair in her Ranbir Kapoor-starrer-Brahmastra which she is currently shooting for in Bulgaria.

Also read: Is Alia Bhatt Sporting Red Hair In Brahmastra?

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Mar 142018
 

If the picture Alia Bhatt shared on Instagram is any indication, it looks like the actor has coloured her tresses

Alia Bhatt
Alia Bhatt

If the picture Alia Bhatt shared on Instagram is any indication, it looks like the actor has coloured her tresses. The actor turns 25 today. It is a landmark birthday, and co-actor Ranbir Kapoor and director Ayan Mukerji have planned surprises for her throughout the day. Yesterday, Alia also wrote on social media, “I wonder how, I wonder why (sic).” Time for introspection on the eve of her big day?

Alia Bhatt has also been sharing a lot of pictures from the Bulgaria where she is currently shooting for the Ayan Mukerji film. Here are some pics:

Alia Bhatt celebrated her birthday by promoting Badrinath Ki Dulhania last year and by adopting a cat, who she named Edward. this year, the actress will have a working birthday in Bulgaria with Ranbir Kapoor. Brahmastra is a trilogy produced by Karan Johar. The Ayan Mukerji directorial stars Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Amitabh Bachchan and Mouni Roy. It is slated to release on August 15, 2019.

Also read: Alia Bhatt Has Been Tripping On Beetroot Juice On Sets Of Brahmastra

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Mar 112018
 

Mum about directorial duties, Pooja Bhatt says Sadak 2 with Sanjay Dutt, Alia Bhatt in the works

Pooja Bhatt and Sanjay Dutt
Pooja Bhatt and Sanjay Dutt

After months of speculations, it was revealed late last year that Mahesh Bhatt was indeed planning a sequel to Sadak (1991) with Sanjay Dutt and Pooja Bhatt reprising their roles. There was also talk about Alia Bhatt joining the duo. Now, we hear, the script has been finalised and the film will roll early next year in all likelihood.

A trade source says that while the makers were keen on shooting the sequel this year, it had to be pushed due to Alia’s chock-a-block date diary. The source also hints that though Dutt has loved the script, he hasn’t signed on the dotted line yet. “Sadak 2 has been written for Sanjay Dutt keeping his earlier character, Ravi, in mind. While Sanju is looking forward to working with Pooja and Bhatt saab again, his remuneration is still under consideration. Once that is finalised, they will announce the film.”

Alia Bhatt
Alia Bhatt

While buzz suggests that Pooja is all set to helm the sequel, the next few weeks will see the Bhatts taking a call on the matter. “Though Mohit Suri is in contention, Bhatt saab is keen that Pooja direct the film. It will be interesting to see her act in, and direct the movie as well.”

When mid-day reached out to Pooja Bhatt, she was tight-lipped about the possibility of directing Sadak 2: “I can’t say it’s true neither can I say it’s untrue. All I can say right now is that we roll in February, 2019, and it will be a start-to-finish schedule,” she said.

Also read: Busy with Brahmastra and Gully Boy, Alia Bhatt defers Mahesh Bhatt’s Sadak 2

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Feb 272018
 

Sridevi’s last film appearance will be in Aanand L Rai’s Zero starring Shah Rukh Khan, which is slated to release in December

Karisma Kapoor, Shah Rukh Khan, Sridevi and Alia Bhatt
Karisma Kapoor, Shah Rukh Khan, Sridevi and Alia Bhatt

Sridevi’s last film appearance will be in Aanand L Rai’s Zero starring Shah Rukh Khan, which is slated to release in December. The late actor shot with Karisma Kapoor and Alia Bhatt last October. It has several leading Bollywood female actors doing cameos.

Contrary to media reports on Monday that the legendary actor died of a cardiac arrest, post-mortem says she lost consciousness and drowned in her hotel bathtub. Dubai police has transfered the case to the Dubai Public Prosecution, which will carry out regular legal procedures that follow in such cases.

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