May 082018
 

Set to launch his mobile theatre today, Satish Kaushik says he’s making cinema available for as little as Rs 35

Satish Kaushik
Satish Kaushik

To make cinema accessible for people in smaller towns and rural parts of the country, filmmaker Satish Kaushik has launched a make-shift theatre that will travel to villages on a truck. The Mobile Digital Movie Theatre (MDMT) will be launched in Delhi today by chief minister Arvind Kejriwal.

The trucks that will tour 10 cities

Ten theatre units will hit the roads in a couple of months, each of which is named after a famous Bollywood movie, or character. Select names allotted to the trucks include Mr India, Baahubali, Shehanshah and Don. Kaushik tells mid-day that he intends to price the tickets between Rs 35 to Rs 75, based on how recent the film that is being screened is. While tickets will be available for purchase on the MDMT mobile application and the counter, on the spot, the unit is “also planning to collaborate with ticketing websites like Bookmyshow,” says Kaushik.

A screening being held inside the truck

The central government is enabling the actor to take his portable theatre to different villages across India. They have yet to decide the places that the screenings will be held at. “Though the government is not funding the initiative, it is supporting us by ensuring that we can seamlessly procure permissions, including for the use of land and deployment of fire and police officials. In fact, we are giving preferred ad space to them so that they can connect with the citizens,” says Kaushik.

The seating arrangement within the truck

A theatre of this nature, Kaushik feels, is an easy way to provide entertainment in a country where real-estate prices are always soaring high. “Having a portable theatre that’s real-estate independent and low on regulatory compliances [would be] apt,” says Kaushik, who has also got private funding partners on board the initiative. Talking about the features of the mini cinema hall, he says, “Each MDMT will have a 22-foot screen with Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound. It will be air-conditioned and will seat around 200 people. The hall will only have one category of tickets as we want to offer affordable cinema.”

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May 082018
 

Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja’s post-wedding celebrations at The Leela Mumbai were just as grand as their wedding festivities

Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja
Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja at their wedding reception. Pics/Yogen Shah

Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja’s wedding reception saw the who’s who of Bollywood and other eminent members of Mumbai’s elite in attendance. Bride Sonam looked gorgeous in a olive and white coloured lehenga, while the groom Anand was dressed in a black bandhgala. The Veere Di Wedding actress’ father, actor Anil Kapoor looked dapper in a black suit as he greeted the media. The dress code was ethnic and western attire. 

Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja
Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja get ‘lovey-dovey’ for the cameras

Sonam and her Delhi-based businessman beau Anand tied the knot on Tuesday morning at the Bandra residence of the Veere Di Wedding actress’ aunt, which was graced by family and friends. The wedding reception was held at The Leela Mumbai in Andheri East, which is owned by the family of Sonam’s close friend Samyukta Nair. 

Anil Kapoor
Anil Kapoor

Sonam’s brother Harshvardhan Kapoor, uncle Sanjay Kapoor with wife Maheep and daughter Shanaya, son Jahaan, Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Jackie Shroff, wife Ayesha Shroff, Shiv Sena Chief Uddhav Thackeray with wife Rashmi, Vidhu Vinod Chopra, Sanju director Rajkumar Hirani and many others were on the guest list. 

Pre-wedding celebrations had begun from Sunday, May 6, with a mehendi, which was followed by a sangeet ceremony the next day. Sonam, after debuting in Bollywood with Saawariya in 2007, has featured in movies like Delhi-6, Aisha, Raanjhanaa, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, Khoobsurat, Prem Ratan Dhan Payo, Neerja and Pad Man. Her performance in Neerja won her a Special Mention at the National Film Awards. Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja have been dating since the last two years. She was introduced to Anand by friend, fashion designer, dancer and actress Pernia Qureshi.

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May 072018
 

The would-be bride Sonam Kapoor looked ravishing in a traditional ensemble at her mehendi and sangeet ceremony on Monday evening, which was attended by family and friends

Sonam Kapoor
Sonam Kapoor at her mehendi and sangeet ceremony. Pic/Anaita Shroff Adajania’s official Instagram account

Sonam Kapoor’s wedding with Delhi-based businessman beau Anand Ahuja, which would take place on May 8th, will no doubt be one of the biggest Bollywood weddings of the year. Sonam’s mehendi and sangeet celebrations kicked off with pomp at Sunteck Signature Island in Bandra Kurla Complex. 

Friend Anaita Shroff Adajania shared an image of Sonam on Instagram, in which the Veere Di Wedding actress looked ethereal in an ivory and gold lehenga with embellished with ornate gold jewellery. The pre-wedding festivities saw family and friends in attendance, which consisted of the who’s who of Bollywood. There were rumours earlier that designers Abu-Sandeep, Anamika Khanna and Anuradha Vakil have been roped in to make her outfits. There is also buzz that she might opt for a made-to-order Ralph & Russo ensemble for the reception.

Anil Kapoor
Anil Kapoor waves at photographers ahead of daughter Sonam Kapoor’s mehendi and sangeet ceremony. Pic/Yogen Shah

Sonam Kapoor‘s beau Anand Ahuja, dad Anil Kapoor, brother Harshvardhan Kapoor, cousins Janhvi Kapoor, Khushi Kapoor, Anshula Kapoor, Shanaya Kapoor, aunt Maheep Kapoor, friends Masaba Gupta, Varun Dhawan, Swara Bhasker, Jacqueline Fernandez, Karan Johar and many others were snapped arriving for the celebrations. The 32-year-old actor will tie the knot with Delhi-based businessman Anand Ahuja on Tuesday morning in a private ceremony at her aunt’s house in Bandra. 

Janhvi Kapoor and Khushi Kapoor
Sonam Kapoor’s cousins Janhvi Kapoor and Khushi Kapoor at her mehendi and sangeet. Pic/Yogen Shah

The wedding ceremony on May 8 will be followed by a grand reception in the evening at a five-star hotel in Andheri. The families of Sonam and Anand, who have been dating for over two years now, announced their wedding last week in an official joint statement.

Shanaya Kapoor and Maheep Kapoor
Sonam Kapoor’s aunt Maheep Kapoor with daughter Shanaya Kapoor (R) at the mehendi and sangeet. Pic/Yogen Shah

To mark daughter Sonam’s wedding, Anil Kapoor’s wax statue at Madame Tussauds, New Delhi, has been given a makeover. His suited look has been replaced with festive attire.

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May 062018
 

Sonam Kapoor’s mehendi ceremony was a star-studded affair, which saw family and friends in attendance. Janhvi Kapor, Khushi Kapoor, Arjun Kapoor, Rani Mukerji and other Bollywood stars were present at the pre-wedding festivities

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Sonam Kapoor with beau Anand Ahuja during her mehendi ceremony. Pic/Instagram

Celebrations were at full swing at the Kapoor household, as Anil Kapoor’s daughter Sonam Kapoor gets ready to tie the knot with beau Anand Ahuja. The mehendi ceremony on Sunday evening was attended by family and friends, which included the who’s who of Bollywood. Sonam’s siblings Harshvardhan Kapoor, Rhea Kapoor, cousins Anshula Kapoor, Janhvi Kapoor, Khushi Kapoor, Shanaya Kapoor, Jahan Kapoor, Mohit Marwah, Arjun Kapoor, uncles Boney Kapoor, Sanjay Kapoor, aunt Maheep Kapoor, friends Kunal Rawal, Masaba Gupta, filmmaker Karan Johar and many others were in attendance for the special occasion’s at dad Anil’s residence in Mumbai. Several pictures shared on Instagram have gone viral.

After dating each other for two years Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja will finally get hitched on May 8, 2018. As per a report in a major news daily, Sonam reportedly met Anand through a mutual designer friend, Pernia Qureshi. Sparks ignited and the businessman asked the diva out, and ever since they’ve been thick. 

The soon-to-be bride and groom made their first public appearance at Akshay Kumar’s bash honoured for Will Smith. And, ever since, he has made several public outings with the ‘Khoobsurat’ actress and her family. Both their Instagram pages are filled with each other’s adorable photos. Although Sonam never made her relationship with Anand official, her social media handle did all the talking.

Functions such as sangeet, will take place on May 7. A Bollywood entertainment portal reported that filmmaker and Sonam’s close friend, Karan Johar has some exquisite and customised gifts for her. It has pieces of jewellery, sarees, laddoos, and everything that the filmmaker has specially customised for the beautiful actress.

The Kapoor family is putting their best foot forward to make Sonam Kapoor‘s wedding with beau Anand Ahuja – a grand affair. From Sonam’s actor-dad Anil Kapoor presenting a high-octane Bollywood dance act to cousins Janhvi Kapoor and Arjun Kapoor dancing at the sangeet ceremony, the function definitely will be worth a watch.

Karan Johar, Rani Mukerji and Anil Kapoor
Karan Johar with Rani Mukerji and Anil Kapoor at Sonam’s mehendi ceremony. Pic/Karan’s official Instagram account

On May 1st, the Kapoors and Ahujas confirmed the wedding date through an official statement, which read, “The Kapoor & Ahuja families, take great joy and pride, in announcing the marriage of Sonam & Anand. The wedding will take place on the 8th of May in Mumbai. Since it is an intimate affair, we request you to respect the family’s need for privacy. Thank you for all your blessings and love,as we celebrate this special moment in our lives.” There’s no confirmation as to whether friend and frequent collaborator Farah Khan will be a part of the pre-wedding festivities as she’s currently nursing an injury.

Sonam Kapoor will next be seen in Veere Di Wedding alongside Kareena Kapoor Khan, Swara Bhaskar and Shikha Talsania. The film is scheduled to release on June 1st.

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May 042018
 

Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja’s wedding preparations are in full swing, and cousins Janhvi, Arjun and others are set to shake a leg at the sangeet ceremony. However, there is also a special act lined up by daddy dearest, Anil Kapoor

Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja wedding
Sonam Kapoor with daddy Anil Kapoor

With barely few days left for Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja’s wedding, the preparations are in full swing for the D-day, May 08, 2018. Choreographer Farah Khan has been monitoring everyone’s dance performances for the sangeet ceremony.

However, what makes it even special is daddy Anil Kapoor‘s special act for daughter Sonam Kapoor’s sangeet ceremony. A Filmfare report states that he has put a special act of his iconic song, My Name Is Lakhan. Well, that’s not all, the ‘Jhakaas actor’ will also get his industry friends to join him along. He will be dancing with Satish Kaushik and Anupam Kher on songs such as Gallan Goodiyan and Dil Dhadakne Do.

“Anil is ecstatic about his performance on Sonam and Anand’s sangeet. He will perform on two of his favourite numbers – Gallan Goodiyan from Dil Dhadakne Do and My Name is Lakhan from Ram Lakhan. It will be more fun because Satish Kaushik and Anupam Kher will also be joining Anil,” told the source to the publication.

Sonam Kapoor‘s cousins – Arjun Kapoor, Janhvi Kapoor will also be dancing at the sangeet function. While we hear Janhvi will be dancing on late mother Sridevi’s song, Mere Haathon Mein Nau Nau Chudiyaan Hai, Arjun will be accompanied by Ranveer Singh for the song, My Name Is Lakhan. The magic wand behind their dance performances is the ace choreographer and their friend, Farah Khan.

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May 042018
 

Sonam Kapoor-Anand Ahuja wedding: Word is that dad Anil Kapoor and brother Harshvardhan Kapoor have reached out to designer Raghavendra Rathore for their ensembles

Sonam Kapoor
Sonam Kapoor

Bride-to-be Sonam Kapoor is said to be calling industry colleagues to invite them for her big day. After the e-invites were sent, she has taken it upon herself to personally reach out to those who matter and have played an important role in her career.

Harshvardhan Kapoor and Anil Kapoor
Harshvardhan Kapoor and Anil Kapoor

While the Kapoors’ Juhu home is buzzing with Sonam’s wedding preparations, word is that dad Anil Kapoor and brother Harshvardhan Kapoor have reached out to designer Raghavendra Rathore for their ensembles.

Raghavendra Rathore
Raghavendra Rathore

He is said to be designing for groom-to-be Anand Ahuja as well. Rathore is a favourite of the Kapoors. Last year, Anil was the showstopper at one of his shows.

On Tuesday, both Kapoors and Ahujas released a joint statement announcing the wedding date. It read, “The Kapoor & Ahuja families, take great joy and pride, in announcing the marriage of Sonam & Anand. The wedding will take place on the 8th of May in Mumbai. Since it is an intimate affair, we request you to respect the family’s need for privacy. Thank you for all your blessings and love, as we celebrate this special moment in our lives.”

With the year’s big fat Punjabi wedding of Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja, there is much excitement within the industry folks. The who’s who from the glamour world will be gracing the special occasion on May 8.

Also read: Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja wedding: Arjun Kapoor’s funny video from preparations

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Apr 252018
 

It is said that Sonam Kapoor only wants dad Anil or sister Rhea to talk about her wedding to Anand Ahuja when the time is right

Anil Kapoor with daughter Rhea
Anil Kapoor with daughter Rhea

The latest update on the impending marriage of Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja is that family members have been told to keep mum. There is a gag order on the extended family of the Kapoors. It is said that Sonam only wants dad Anil or sister Rhea to talk about her big day when the time is right.

On their impending nuptials, the latest is that the celebrations are slated for May 7 and 8. It is said that a hotel near Sahar airport has been booked for one of the pre-wedding functions and the reception. The mehendi is slated to be held at Sonam’s sprawling pad at the Bandra-Kurla Complex while the traditional ceremony will be conducted at aunt Kavita Singh’s bungalow in Bandra. Those in the know say that Sonam Kapoor has been sending near and dear ones ‘save the date’ messages. The invites are expected to be on their way soon. With the Kapoors still tight-lipped about the impending nuptials, as the date nears, there will be speculations galore.

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Apr 202018
 

Actor Anil Kapoor has hinted that he is open to a remake of “Chalti Ka Naam Gadi” if there are any takers to make it. “Looking to ‘Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi’ for inspiration before shoot for ‘Total Dhamaal’

Anil Kapoor
Anil Kapoor

Actor Anil Kapoor has hinted that he is open to a remake of Chalti Ka Naam Gadi if there are any takers to make it. “Looking to Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi for inspiration before shoot for Total Dhamaal. Don’t you long for the innocence and simplicity of those times? If there are any takers, Ranveer Singh, Varun Dhawan and I will volunteer to be the Ashok, Kishore and Anup Kumars of today! Anyone,” Anil tweeted.

Looking to Chalti ka Naam Gaadi for inspiration before shoot for #TotalDhamaal. Don’t u long for the innocence & simplicity of those times? If there are any takers, @RanveerOfficial@Varun_dvn & I will volunteer to be the Ashok, Kishore & Anup Kumars of today ðÂ?Â?Â?âÂ?ºï¸Â! Anyone?! pic.twitter.com/6DOKWcuulQ

— Anil Kapoor (@AnilKapoor)
April 19, 2018

As for Total Dhamaal, the film is being jointly produced by Indra Kumar along with Ashok Thakeria and Ajay Devgn. The film also stars Ajay, Riteish Deshmukh, Madhuri Dixit, Arshad Warsi and Jaaved Jaaferi.

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Mar 252018
 

Salman Khan took to Twitter to unveil the poster of Anil Kapoor without whom the Race 3 family is incomplete

Anil Kapoor
Anil Kapoor in the poster from Race 3

After unveiling the character posters of Salman Khan, Jacqueline Fernandez, Bobby Deol, Daisy Shah, Saqib Saleem and Freddy Daaruwala, here’s the poster of the oldest player of the Race Anil Kapoor aka Shamsher. Salman Khan took to Twitter to unveil the poster of Anil Kapoor without whom the Race 3 family is incomplete. The actor said, “Shamsher: Bhaiji Humre boss . #Race3 #Race3ThisEid @AnilKapoor @SKFilmsOfficial @TipsOfficial”.

Director Remo D’Souza shared the poster saying, “The boss of all races. @Anilkapoor #Race3ThisEid #Race3”.

Anil Kapoor is the only actor to be a part of all the instalments of the Race franchise. The actor will be seen in an all new avatar in the third part as the poster reveals. Race 3 will be taking the Race franchise to an all-time high with action a notch highers and suspense that will leave you at the edge of your seats.

There has been immense anticipation ever since the third instalment has been announced, the entry of Salman Khan has further elevated the excitement of the audience. It will be a treat for the audience to witness Salman Khan in an action avatar post the success of Tiger Zinda Hai.

Shooting for the action sequences has already begun in Abu Dhabi wherein the entire cast is seen gearing up for the Race. Starring an ensemble cast of Salman Khan, Jacqueline Fernandez, Anil Kapoor, Bobby Deol, Saquib Saleem and Daisy Shah, the action thriller is undoubtedly one of the most awaited films.

Produced by Salman Khan Films and Ramesh Taurani under the banner of Tips Films, Race 3 is directed by Remo D’souza and will hit theatres on Eid 2018.

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