May 082018

Prakash Bharadwaj says that his film, featuring Rituparna Sengupta and Priyanshu Chatterjee in lead roles, is a result of his learnings from Aamir Khan over the years

Aamir Khan
Aamir Khan

His box-office record is proof that Aamir Khan is a whiz when it comes to films. So, it’s not surprising that Khan’s speech and acting coach Prakash Bharadwaj is keen that the superstar be the first one to watch his directorial debut, Colours Of Life. Bharadwaj, who trained the cast of Thugs Of Hindostan — including Amitabh Bachchan, Katrina Kaif and Fatima Sana Shaikh — has organised a special screening of his English film for the team.

Confirming the same, he told mid-day, “We have booked the preview theatre in Yash Raj Films for the screening of my film, on May 14. So far, the entire cast and crew have promised their presence. Since Aamir sir has been on choc-a-block schedule he hasn’t had the time to watch the film yet. I can’t wait for Aamir to see it.”

Prakash Bharadwaj
Prakash Bharadwaj

Prakash adds that the drama, featuring Rituparna Sengupta and Priyanshu Chatterjee in lead roles, is a result of his learnings from Khan over the years. “He is a masterclass by himself. I have made this movie from everything that I have learnt from him on the job.”

Slated to release on July 6, the film explores two themes — the impact of technology in our personal lives, and women empowerment.

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Feb 192018

‘Dangal’ girl, Fatima Sana Shaikh has become the talk of the town as the lady has partially shaved her eyebrow

Fatima Sana Shaikh
Fatima Sana Shaikh posted this image on her Instagram account.

‘Dangal’ girl, Fatima Sana Shaikh has become the talk of the town for her partially shaved eyebrow. The actress is proudly flaunting it and posing for pictures with her ‘Thugs of Hindostan‘ co-stars Katrina Kaif and Aamir Khan. The actress has shared pictures from the film’s set and has captioned them as #thuglife #toh”, “Dance rehearsals.”

Take a look at the pictures here:

A few days ago, pictures of Katrina, Fatima, and Aamir shooting for a song were leaked. Knowing how guarded the makers are about the film, someone will have a lot to answer about how the pictures went viral. In the past, when Aamir Khan’s look was leaked, he had insisted on stringent security and ensured cell phones and visitors were banned on the set.

Thugs of Hindostan, which also stars Amitabh Bachchan, will release during Diwali 2018. The Yash Raj Films production is being helmed by Vijay Krishna Acharya, who directed Katrina and Aamir in Dhoom: 3. It is an adaptation of the 1839 novel “Confessions of a Thug”.

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Dec 062017

Superstar Aamir Khan and his mentee Fatima Sana Shaikh are bonding over fitness and even share the same fitness instructor, Ravi Udyavar, who helped train Salman Khan as well

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Aamir Khan and Fatima Sana Shaikh share a great camaraderie ever since their appearance in ‘Dangal’. From playing his daughter in ‘Dangal’, Fatima Sana Shaikh will be playing a fellow ‘thug’ in the film ‘Thugs Of Hindostan’. Fatima, is working extremely hard to get in the skin of his character. Fatima, is undergoing a rigorous physical training. She is regularly posting updates on her Instagram page about her workouts. According to a report on the website Spotboye ,  Aamir Khan’s trainer from ‘Dangal’, Rakesh Udiyar is training Fatima Sana Shaikh.

Rakesh has earlier trained Aamir and Fatima in Dangal. He is also responsible for Salman Khan’s fab physique in Sultan. For Fatima the celebrity instructor is relying largely on functional training.Fatima has responded well to the fitness programme. Yash Raj is also extremely happy with the results.

Thugs of Hindostan stars Aamir Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Fatima Sana Shaikh and Katrina Kaif. It is directed by Vijay Krishna Acharya and is produced by Yash Raj Films. It is slated for a Diwali 2018 release.

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Nov 292017

Fans have noticed how ‘Dangal’ girl Fatima Sana Shaikh looks strikingly similar to ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’ actress Katrina Kaif in her latest picture, but some trolls commented on her ‘scar’ below the belly button

Bollywood actress Fatima Sana Shaikh is trending online courtesy her latest Instagram picture where she is seen showing off her navel in a beautiful blue saree. Fans have noticed how the ‘Dangal’ actress bears a striking resemblance to ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’ heroine Katrina Kaif in the photo. Fatima’s snap has been flooded with comments about how she looks like a Katrina Kaif ‘clone’. While several followers have gone gaga over how beautiful the ‘Thugs of Hindostan’ girl looks, some trolls noticed the ‘scar’ below Fatima’s belly button and commented on it, with a user even going to the extent of calling it ‘operation bitemark’.

Fatima Sana Shaikh trolled for 'scar' below belly button
Fatima Sana Shaikh is trending online courtesy this picture on Instagram. Pic/Fatima Sana Shaikh’s Instagram account

Here are some screenshots of users comparing Fatima to Katrina:

Fatima Sana Shaikh trolled for 'scar' below belly button

Fatima Sana Shaikh trolled for 'scar' below belly button

Fatima Sana Shaikh trolled for 'scar' below belly button

Fatima Sana Shaikh trolled for 'scar' below belly button

Here are some screenshots of users who trolled Fatima for her new picture:

Fatima Sana Shaikh trolled for 'scar' below belly button

Fatima Sana Shaikh trolled for 'scar' below belly button

But some trolls noticed her ‘scar’ and here’s what they commented:

Fatima Sana Shaikh trolled for 'scar' below belly button

Fatima Sana Shaikh trolled for 'scar' below belly button

Fatima Sana Shaikh replied to a user saying that the ‘scar’ is a burn mark

Fatima Sana Shaikh trolled for 'scar' below belly button

Fatima, however, has ignored her haters and silenced them by sharing a new picture on her Instagram. 

Last month, too, Fatima Sana Shaikh became the target of trolls for posting a ‘shameless’ selfie in saree. In the photo, Fatima looked elegant in her simple traditional avatar and sported long locks as part of her look for ‘Thugs of Hindostan’. While Fatima received many compliments for the snapshot, some netizens trolled her and left nasty comments on her photo. 

Fatima Sana Shaikh. Pic/Fatima Sana Shaikh's Instagram account
Fatima Sana Shaikh was trolled last month for this picture. Pic/Fatima Sana Shaikh’s Instagram account

In June as well,Fatima Sana Shaikh was attacked online for wearing a swimsuit during Ramzan. She had shared a stunning photo where she is seen wearing a halter neck monokini and high waist shorts. She was posing by a pristine beach in Maldives. Fatima’s pictures, however, garnered negative response from some netizens who shamed her for wearing a swimsuit and dressing inappropriately during the holy month of Ramzan.

Fatima Sana Shaikhmade a successful Bollywood debut last year with her role of wrestler Geeta Phogat in the Nitesh Tiwari-directed movie ‘Dangal‘. Aamir Khan played her on-screen father Mahavir Singh Phogat. Fatima Sana Shaikh is all set to work with her ‘Dangal’ co-star Aamir Khan again in ‘Thugs of Hindostan’. The Yash Raj Films project will be helmed by Vijay Krishna Acharya, who earlier directed Aamir in ‘Dhoom 3’. The movie also features megastar Amitabh Bachchan and Katrina Kaif. It is the first time that Bachchan and Aamir are collaborating on a film. The movie is slated to release in Diwali 2018.

Also read: Kiran Rao reacts to Aamir Khan recommending Fatima Sana Shaikh for ‘Thugs of Hindostan’

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Nov 252017

Fatima Sana Shaikh has removed her hair extensions. For the past several months, the Dangal actor sported long tresses her look in Thugs Of Hindostan

Fatima Sana Shaikh has removed her hair extensions. For the past several months, the Dangal (2016) actor sported long tresses  her look in Thugs Of Hindostan. The actor is on a break from the film’s shoot the reason she has shed the extensions. It is said that putting on the fake hair took a good six hours and an equal amount of time to remove it. Fatima now has a load off her head.

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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?

Oct 132017

Aamir Khan has reportedly said that Fatima Sana Shaikh is the heroine of Thugs of Hindostan with Katrina Kaif only doing some songs in the film. The actor mentioned it during media interactions for Secret Superstar. Buzz is that Mr Perfectionist’s remarks have not gone down too well with Kat. His comments don’t come as a surprise. Fatima is his Dangal (2016) girl.

Fatima Sana Shaikh and Katrina Kaif
Fatima Sana Shaikh and Katrina Kaif

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Jul 052017

If there are privileges being an actor, there are also tons of negatives to this side of life as well. Being a famous person means you are constantly in the limelight. Every move you make is under the radar and believe it or not, these people need to be ready to be trolled time and again.

Here are 5 Bollywood celebrities who were trolled mercilessly by the users on social media so far in 2017:

Priyanka Chopra

Comme de garçon meets the #metgala2017 meets #ralphlauren .. when you gotta do u!! .. @cristinaehrlich ??????

A post shared by Priyanka Chopra (@priyankachopra) on May 2, 2017 at 12:53am PDT

PeeCee is everyone’s favourite. Love her or hate her, she is all over social media. Especially, Twitterati will not leave a single opportunity to troll her. From her cosmetic surgery, to what she wears to meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the actress was targeted not just once but several times. Priyanka who was last seen in ‘Baywatch’ was massively trolled for her MET Gala outfit. Yes, we are talking about the brown trench coat that she wore. But Priyanka, being the best, shut down those trolls by putting out a compilation of best memes on her social media account. 

Deepika Padukone

A post shared by Deepika Padukone (@deepikapadukone) on Jun 7, 2017 at 3:34am PDT

Well, it’s no doubt that Deepika Padukone puts out a picture and we go gaga over those. However, things didn’t go well when she posted a sizzling hot picture from one of her photoshoots. As soon as the photo appeared on her Instagram, people started commenting about her ‘sanskar’. Yes, we Indians are just obsessed with judging people according to their attire. But Deeps just shut them off by posting another picture in the same attire. You rock, girl! 

Salman Khan

What happens if Bhaijaan gives us road safety tips? *Wink Wink* We don’t need to elaborate. So Salman Khan launched Being Human E-cycle and shared road safety comments. Ironically, he was trolled remorselessly for it!

P.S. Beware when you see Salman’s car on the road (geddit?)

Bollywood Celebrities Who Got Trolled On Social Media In 2017© Viral Bhayani

Ameesha Patel

Breath of fresh air

— ameesha patel (@ameesha_patel) June 29, 2017

She has been our favourite at one point. The ‘Kaho Na Pyaar Hai’ actress won our hearts with her amazing acting. Even though she is away from the silver screen, the actress keeps giving us updates about her life via her social media account. Just recently, she posted a series of photos and her fans loved it. However, one of the photos where she is posing showing her armpit got trolled. People started writing weird and nasty comments. We just wonder what are people up to!

Fatima Sana Shaikh

A post shared by Fatima Sana Shaikh (@fatimasanashaikh) on Jun 6, 2017 at 10:20pm PDT

The ‘Dangal’ actress Fatima Sana Shaikh posted a picture of her donning a black swimsuit during the holy month of Ramadan. And it just didn’t go well with the trolls. As soon as she shared it on her Instagram, people in massive number started abusing her for disrespecting their god and religion. Apparently, her wearing a bikini hurt people’s sentiments. 

Jul 042017

DangalA still from the movie Dangal

The Bollywood industry is abuzz with the news that the Amir Khan starrer ‘Dangal’ has grossed Rs 2000 crores worldwide. But , the film’s spokesperson says that ‘Dangal’ is not quite there.

In a recent report by The Indian Express, the spokesperson for the movie said,” We have been reading a lot of reports saying that Dangal has crossed 2000 crs worldwide. Just to set the record straight, we want to clarify that Dangal’s official worldwide gross collection figure as of Thursday is 1864 crores.” The 2016 sports biopic, has, so far earned Rs 1864 crores and is quickly become the highest grossing Indian film internationally and has been setting new records for the film industry globally. ‘Dangal’ is also the highest earning Indian movie in China.

The spokesperson also added, “We are very happy that our film has been so successful, and what is of most value for Aamir Khan and the entire team of Dangal is the immense love the film has got from the audience across the globe. We are looking forward for the film to release in other untapped territories to reach more audience.”

Also read: Box office: Aamir Khan’s ‘Dangal’ creates history, earns over Rs 1,000 crore in China

Dangal was a biopic directed by Nitesh Tiwari and was released on December 23, 2016. Based on he life of wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat and his daughters Geeta and Babita, the movie essays the life and training that Geeta and babita go through to become world-class wrestlers. The film has Aamir Khan playing Mahavir Singh Phogat along with Sakshi Tanwar, Fatima Sana Shaikh, Sanya Malhotra, Zaira Wasim, Suhani Bhatnagar and Aparshakti Khurana.

Aamir Khan and Fatima will reunite for Yash Raj Film’s latest ‘Hindostan’, directed by Vijay Krishna Acharya .

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Jun 272017

The magic of ‘Dangal’ has been cast and by the looks of the current situation, it seems like the movie is going to stay true to its name and cause some major ‘dangal’ at the box office world wide.

After breaking all records in India and China, the stellar record of this Aamir Khan starrer is touching the sky now. According to recent reports in Forbes, the movie has now touched the Rs 2000 crore mark in terms of the box office revenues.

Dangal Became First Indian Movie To Earn Rs 2000 Crore Worldwide© UTV Motion Pictures

It is already the fifth highest grossing non-English movie in the world and this record is another feather in the overflowing cap of success for the makers. The movie has some extremely strong performances by Aamir Khan, Sakshi Tanwar, Sanya Malhotra and Fatima Sana Shaikh.