Jan 212018

What could be the reason behind postponement of Dhadak’s release date? We wonder why

Janhvi Kapoor
Janhvi Kapoor

There have been hushed whispers about the developments on the set of Shashank Khaitan’s Dhadak, starring newbies Janhvi Kapoor and Ishaan Khatter. On Saturday, producer Karan Johar took to Twitter to say that the film is releasing on July 20. When the project rolled last month, Karan Johar announced that it will release on July 6.

Shashank Khaitan
Shashank Khaitan

Though the producer did not spell out the reasons for the postponement, it has set tongues wagging about the preparedness of one of the cast members. The said actor is apparently doing a crash course in getting the act right before the next schedule rolls at a later date. The reason for the delay?

#6monthstoDHADAK#dhadak releasing 20th JULY 2018! Directed by @ShashankKhaitan and PRESENTING #janhvi and #Ishaan@DharmaMovies@ZeeStudios_@apoorvamehta18pic.twitter.com/ECM0IYFOUo

— Karan Johar (@karanjohar)
January 20, 2018

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Nov 262017

Janhvi Kapoor and Ishaan Khatter, who will be making their Bollywood debut with “Dhadak”, seem to have won over the heart of their director Shashank Khaitan, who calls them hardworking and respectful actors

Janhvi Kapoor and Ishaan Khatter, who will be making their Bollywood debut with “Dhadak”, seem to have won over the heart of their director Shashank Khaitan, who calls them hardworking and respectful actors. “Dhadak” is an official remake of last year’s Marathi blockbuster “Sairat”, the rights of which were bought by producer Karan Johar.

Picture courtesy/Dhadak Instagram account
Picture courtesy/Dhadak Instagram account

“The prep work for the film began sometime back and I have been working with them. They (Janhvi and Ishaan) are great people and are very hardworking, these are two things that I always look for in actors. “They are good people who respect others and are dedicated to their work and ready to give their best,” Shashank tells PTI in an interview here. At the moment, the makers are putting together the project with the first schedule of the film rolling in December.

“Dhadak”, a co-production between Zee Studios and Dharma Productions, is set to release on July 6 next year. The writer-director accepts that he has worked only with star kids. He earlier worked with actors Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt starred in the “Dhulania” series — “Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania” and “Badrinath Ki Dulhania”.

Janhvi is actor Sridevi’s elder daughter while Ishaan is Shahid Kapoor’s half-brother. “They (star kids) do not come with burden, they are far more relaxed and chilled out. For me, even when I was working with Varun and Alia, I was working with two new actors and they never treated me as someone from outside the film industry.

“…And I have never treated them as someone from the industry. Same thing over here, with Janhvi and Ishaan I am their director and they are my actors,” Shashank says. Meanwhile, the team of “Dhulania” series (Varun Dhawan-Alia Bhatt-Shashank Khaitan) will also be back for the third part. Talking about the third part, Shashank says, “We are
definitely wanting to do it. But right now we are busy with ‘Dhadak’, I am focused on this film. Once I am done with this, maybe then we will take the ‘Dhulania’ series forward.”

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Sep 112017

Last year, the box office was primarily ruled by Marathi movie ‘Sairat’ and if the song ‘Zingaat’ still rings in your head, then you will know that this movie’s popularity is no joke. Well, fast forward to the present time and ‘Sairat’ is still making headlines, this time for its Bollywood remake starring Sridevi’s daughter Jhanvi Kapoor and Shahid Kapoor’s brother Ishan Khattar. Reports of the movie being remade in Hindi had been doing rounds for quite some time and will be produced by Karan Johar, under his banner Dharma Productions.

Jhanvi Kapoor & Ishan Khattar To Star In ‘Sairat' Remake© Zee Studios

Well, in recent developments, according to a report in DNA, the shooting of the movie will begin in November this year and Jhanvi has already started preparing for the role, attending dance and acting classes. Time and again people have blown the trumpet of Nepotism in the negative direction, but that does not deter the star kids from showing what they are capable of. Apart from Jhanvi, Saif Ali Khan’s daughter Sara Ali Khan too is having her dream debut opposite Sushant Singh Rajput in Abhishek Kapoor’s directorial venture ‘Kedarnath’, shooting of which started last week.

Jhanvi Kapoor & Ishan Khattar To Star In ‘Sairat' Remake© Instagram/Jhanvi Kapoor

Nagraj Manjule’s film ‘Sairat’ has already set the benchmark really high and the credit entirely goes to the exceptional acting of the cast and their interesting take on honour killing and caste system. While actors Rinku Rajguru and Akash Thosar nailed it in the original, it will be interesting to see how Jhanvi and Ishaan stand out in this film. The film talks about two college sweethearts who belong to different castes and the struggles they go through when their relationship falls prey to the stringent practices of casteism. Jhanvi will be debuting with this remake, Ishaan is a film old as he has already completed shooting for Majid Majidi’s ‘Beyond The Clouds’. This film is being directed by Shashank Khaitan, who is known for making ‘Badrinath Ki Dulhania’.