Jun 282014

Salman Khan has been fighting the legal battle in the chinkara poaching case for years. And now the news is that his friend Aamir Khan too got dragged into a similar legal battle when a case of poaching was filed against him in 2006. Reportedly, the Gujarat High Court began the final hearing on the same on Friday.

Apparently, a petition was filed against Aamir Khan and the crew of Lagaan in 2006 in Bhuj court over the killing of a chinkara. The complainant is said to be J V Vyas, a forest official from Kutch forest range, who alleged that seven members of the unit shot the chinkara during the shoot of the film. However, Khan had moved to the High Court in 2008 against these allegations stating that they were not involved in it. He also further questioned that if the shoot was wrapped way back in 2000, then why was the complaint filed against them after six years.

The next hearing is said to be on Monday, June 30.

Jun 122014

Recently, rumours had it that Abhishek Chaubey has been looking out for new leads for his next and that he had signed Shahid Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra for his film. However, the director recently announced that though Shahid is on board for the film, Priyanka isn’t.

Abhishek stated that he happened to meet Shahid and had discussed the script after which an excited Shahid agreed to do the film. Moreover, it was also being said that Abhishek’s yet to be titled film will be a science fiction, however, Abhishek denied this story. The director maintained that the other details including actress and the rest of the cast is yet to be finalized.

Abhishek Chaubey however plans to finish the shoot schedule of this untitled film by the end of February 2015.

Jan 292014

It seems that the month of January has ended on a sad note for Arshad Warsi, who recently suffered a near-fatal head injury when he was shooting for his upcoming film The Legend of Michael Mishra.

Revealing details about the incident, he said that during an action scene, when he jumped backwards, his head dashed on the edge of the metal trolley which was holding the camera. The impact of the clash was so strong that Arshad’s fight master and everyone present in the shoot were in a real shock. However, to his good fortune, someone in the unit has placed a mattress on the trolley which saved him from major injury. Arshad, who was already suffering from a headache prior to the shoot had reported for the shoot after taking painkillers.

Speaking exclusively to Bollywood Hungama, Arshad confirmed the incident and said, “The pain caused by the incident was really bad and I am taking rest now. The doctors have now advised me to get a CT scan done, which I will do soon.”

Here’s wishing Arshad a speedy recovery.

Sep 122013

Anil Kapoor’s younger daughter Rhea Kapoor, who has always been involved with film production, has decided to launch a new celebrity chat show titled ‘On the Bench’. Hosted by Cyrus Sahukar, the show will be aired on the internet and Youtube unlike Simi Garewal’s Rendezvous and Karan Johar’s Koffee With Karan which were aired on television.

The show promises to be sarcastic and on the face but all in good humour. However, as per the format of the show, the celebrities will be sitting on a wooden bench which will be carried by the unit to different locations for the interview. We also hear that two episodes of the show have already been shot with Anil Kapoor and Farah Khan as the guests. Sonam is also supposed to be one of the guests on the show.

May 072013

Shootout At Wadala released to an overwhelming response, with congratulatory messages flooding the makers of the film. It comes as no surprise then that the lead actor of the film John Abraham decided on gifting his director Sanjay Gupta a brand new bike.

Now the proud owner of the new set of wheels, Sanjay posted on twitter saying, “I am now a very proud owner of The Yamaha V Max Motorcycle thanks to my hero John Abraham. Can’t wait to go on a really long ride on my new beauty. Thank you John. This is the best gift ever. The sweet bike of success :-)”.

An elated Gupta also posted an image saying. “This is my new black beauty :)”.

The Yamaha V Max is a cruiser motorcycle made by Yamaha since 1985, known for its powerful V4 engine, shaft drive, and distinctive styling. The bike boasts of a 1,197 cc (73.0 cu in) liquid-cooled DOHC engine, 5-speed transmission with a top speed of approximately 220 kmph.

Feb 212013

If Sunny Leone showed the world what the roads of intimacy are all about, her husband Daniel Weber (musician and adult film star) will now show the world various destinations to visit. In simpler words, Weber is now all set to host of a travel show which will telecast on Canada and UK channels simultaneously.

Weber, on his part, also rubbished the ongoing rumors about him debuting in a Hindi film. He clarified this stating that he is not in talks with any of the Indian directors. He added that he also been approached by a couple of Indian channels to host shows. Buzz is that the said travel show will be based on Indian travel and will showcase the country through an international celebrity’s view.

Dec 172012

In Bollywood today, the filmmakers are always on a look out for subjects that no one has touched upon, but which exist in the society. One such topic is that of sexual harassment at the workplace, which exactly is the subject of Sudhir Mishra’s forthcoming film Inkaar. The film stars Arjun Rampal with Chitrangda Singh.

And since the film has been shot in advertising agencies across Mumbai, especially in Leo Burnett and Grey Worldwide to showcase advertising office as is, Sudhir was planning to give a thank you slate to both the agencies for providing the location. But post the film’s trailers, pat came the reply from both the agencies that they don’t want any branding or reference of their agency in film. The spokesperson of Inkaar says, “We have shot extensively in advertising agencies. However, story can be set in any environment. And it deals with sexual dynamics in an office. We would speak to agencies as this is our way of saying thank you.”

However, apparently the fear that any reference would mean that their agency is somehow directly or indirectly linked to the film is being assumed as the reason for agencies to refuse any kind of association with the film.

Watch Promo: Inkaar

Dec 172012

Just last month we had reported that director Imtiaz Ali was looking at casting Ranbir Kapoor for his next film. However, since the Kapoor lad is busy with back to back films, Imtiaz will have to wait for a while to make his film with Ranbir.

Imtiaz therefore has decided to move ahead and is all set to make another film titled Highway. The film will star Randeep Hooda and Alia Bhatt in lead roles.

Being produced jointly by Imtiaz Ali and Sajid Nadiadwala, Highway is said to be a love story about two extremely opposite people who come together.

Dec 172012

Last week we reported on Kangna Ranaut being cast as a mujrawali in her next film Rajjo. Now we hear that Kangna has been signed on to play a crime sleuth in a film tentatively titled Nikita Pai. The film which is being produced by Viki Rajani will be directed by Pawan Kriplani of Ragini MMS fame.

The film Nikita Pai will see Kangna playing a science teacher who also moonlights as an amateur detective exposing supernatural crimes. Inspirited by the crime novels Sherlock Holmes and Nancy Drew, the film will have Ranaut yet again playing a strong female centric lead.

Nikita Pai is set to go on the floors next year in May, with almost ninety per cent of the film being shot in Kerala.

The film is written by Rahul and Vivek Kumar.