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Yet another Pagalanti from Anees Bazmee’s crazy house of laughter!

In his prolific film career as a successful writer-director spanning over three decades, Anees Bazmee has blessed Hindi cinema and movie aficionados with blockbuster comedies full of memorable characters, namely No Entry, Welcome franchise, Singh Is Kinng, No Problem, Ready, Thank You and Mubarakan among others.

Fondly referred to as the ‘King of Comedy’, the creative genius has also written several money-spinners including Shola Aur Shabnam, Bol Radha Bol, Aankhen, Raja Babu and Mujhse Shadi Karogi to name a few, thereby creating his unique brand of comedy over the years and still successfully maintaining the same with his next offering, the highly-anticipated multi-starrer comedy, Pagalpanti featuring Anil Kapoor, John Abraham, Arshad Warsi, Pulkit Samrat, Ileana D’Cruz, Kriti Kharbanda and Urvashi Rautela.

Anees informs, “Being a writer has really helped me work on so many movies in the comedy genre. I probably wouldn’t have been able to do that if I was just a director and worked on other person’s idea or story. I have always maintained that it’s easy to create buffoonery with nudity and double meaning dialogues but scoring a hit with a clean comedy that a family can sit together and enjoy is a real challenge.”

The monstrous hit maker who has a string of comedies lined up for the next year explains, “Comedy is a very serious business, and interestingly not many are aware that most of the comedy films that I have made so far, I’ve written them when I was not in the best state of mind, or in an unwell condition.”

Recollecting an interesting anecdote which also shows his professionalism and dedication towards his craft, Bazmee reveals, “When I was shooting Welcome, I was unwell for a particular schedule and when Nana (Patekar) got to know about my ill health, he was a little worried and asked me to rest. But I told him that I’ll be okay if I keep working and later when I was editing the film, my assistants told me how I shot that particular scene when I was not keeping well. As Raj Kapoor sahab said, ‘the show must go on’.”

Like his successful comedies, the characters that he creates are equally crazy, hilariously entertaining and memorable, be it Uday-Majnu bhai and RDX in Welcome or Prem and Kishan in No Entry. His highly-anticipated multi starrer laugh riot, Pagalpanti is no different! “Shooting for the movie was nothing less than a roller-coaster ride. I’m sure the audience will enjoy the crazy characters in the movie, be it Anil Kapoor’s Wifi bhai, John Abraham’s Raj Kishore, Arshad as Junky and Pulkit as Chandu. The most important challenge is to ensure that all the actors that you work with have faith in you and your vision as a filmmaker. I’m grateful that the actors that I have worked with have always had that belief in me. Maybe it’s out of their love and respect,” Anees concludes.

Rakesh Roshan’s superhero flick KRRISH 4 starring Hrithik Roshan to roll from January 2020!

The fourth part of Rakesh Roshan’s hugely popular superhero franchise, Krrish, is one of the most in-demand movies with Hrithik Roshan fans and distributors who keep asking the filmmaker when his next will start. Here’s some good news for them. Six years after Krrish 3, apparently, Hrithik and Rakesh Roshan are all set to announce the fourth series of their superhero franchise Krrish next month and filming will begin by January 2020.

Says a trade source, “After the huge success of his last two movies, Super 30 and War, Hrithik Roshan has been flooded with some really good offers but the actor is being choosy and biding his time. While there’s been talk that he has put Farah Khan and Rohit Shetty’s Seven on hold till the script is re-written, Hrithik and Rakesh Roshan, have been sitting in all creatives of Krrish 4 so they are all set to announce it by this year. Hithik’s next movie announcement will be Krrish 4 which begins shoot from January next year. They would have announced it earlier but as the filmmaker was recovering from his illness, it took time. But for the last few months, Rakesh Roshan has been sitting on the script and fine-tuning all other details.”

The source adds that the Krrish 4 script is ready. “It’s again another mind-blowing concept from Rakesh Roshan and his team. They were trying to crack something spectacularly different from the other Krrish series and they found it. Apart from Right now, team Krrish is finalising the recce and where they will begin shot. Rakesh Roshan is an extremely meticulous and is involved in every aspect of production. He is leaving no stone to make sure that Krrish 4 becomes one of the most widely watched movies, like the earlier series. One won’t be surprised if they launch Krrish 4 and begin shooting from Hrithik’s birthday (January 10) but this movie will definitely be Hrithik’s next after War!”

While the earlier three parts, Koi…Mil Gaya, Krrish, Krrish 3 were directed by Rakesh Roshan, in recent times there were rumours that instead of him Sanjay Gupta would be directing it. But the senior filmmaker had squashed all talk when he said while Gupta was involved in the creatives along with the Roshans; he himself would be directing the movie. Gupta is currently busy with the shoot of his next movie, Mumbai Saga, which gets complete by December.

Divya Khosla Kumar shoots recreated version of ‘Yaad Piya Ki Aane Lagi’ at Mumbai’s Jogeshwari station!

After launching the teaser poster of her new song, ‘Yaad Piya Ki Aane Lagi’ recently, the multi-talented and gorgeous Divya Khosla Kumar has shot for the recreated number of Falguni Pathak’s popular song (from the 90s) today at Mumbai’s Jogeshwari station.Having been featured in various popular music videos including T-Series’ ‘Kabhi Yaadon Mein Aao’, Divya is set to impress the music lovers, especially her fans with her next lovely track, ‘Yaad Piya Ki Aane Lagi’.Life has come a full circle for Divya, as she started her career with one of Falguni Pathak’s popular numbers, ‘Aiyo Rama’. Interestingly, Radhika Rao and Vinay Sapru, who have directed the recreated track ‘Yaad Piya Ki Aane Lagi’ spotted Divya and casted her for ‘Aiyo Rama’ in the past.Divya informs, “Yaad Piya Ki Aane Lagi is one of my favourite tracks. So, when Radhikaji and Vinayji suggested it as something we can work on, I agreed immediately. It’s their idea and I’m very excited about shooting for it.”The popular actress-filmmaker who will be seen sporting different avatars in the video, explains, “As far as the audio goes it’s nowhere similar to the original song; it’s a beautiful recreation, keeping the melody intact, albeit more peppy.”“There are several songs from our Hindi music industry which are beautiful. Yet many from today’s generation have not had a chance to hear them. Recreation is one such way to introduce them to these songs with a fresh tune and flavor that is very today,” Divya adds.Divya is confident that the new recreation will be a huge success alike the original version. “The original song will always remain popular. Our version will be well accepted because of its melody, contemporary sound, concept, story and re-enactment.”After shooting for some portions in Jogeshwari, much to the surprise of the rail commuters, Divya and the team will move to South Bombay and also shoot a part in a college campus.The recreated version is a single produced by Gulshan Kumar, Bhushan Kumar and T-Series, penned by Jaani, sung by Neha Kakkar and music given by Tanishk Bagchi is completely Radhika and Vinay’s concept of how they see Divya, a talented actress, enacting their vision.

Parineeti Chopra to stay in a stadium for a week for Saina Nehwal biopic!

Parineeti Chopra goes the extra mile for Saina Nehwal biopic!

Actors going the extra mile to get into their on-screen characters has become a norm. Months before they start shooting for the film, they get into each and every element of their character’s life, be it look, language, mannerisms, body language, etc. Similarly, Parineeti Chopra too believes in pushing the envelope for her roles.

The versatile actress, who will be seen portraying India’s ace shuttler, Saina Nehwal, in her biopic, which is being helmed by Amole Gupte. She has left no stone unturned in making her character of the badminton legend appear more interesting and relatable on screen.

In doing so, Parineeti will be staying on the premises of Ram Sheth Thakur International Sports Complex based in Mumbai for a week to prep and shoot for her character. Yes, you read it right! The actress shared the news with her fans on social media and mentioned how excited she is to stay at a stadium for the first time.

Parineeti has been giving her best shot at stepping into Saina’s shoes, from prepping rigorously and learning to play badminton, to actually meeting the family of the sports icon.

A Source close to development says “Parineeti has been seen taking an early morning run around the stadium regularly and also playing badminton at the Ramsheth Thakur International Sports Complex later at night, even whilst shooting through the day”.

Director Amole Gupte adds,”Shooting and working out has gone hand in hand for Parineeti throughout the film’s schedule. Badminton sessions, gym sessions and runs in the stadium. The academy is austere and simple and I feel excited and proud to see Parineeti adapt to this sportsman’s life with dedication and commitment”.

The film is already on floors and Parineeti is deep into the prep. The biopic on Saina Nehwal is being directed by Amole Gupte, and being produced by Bhushan Kumar and Krishan Kumar’s T-Series.

After ‘Veere Di Wedding’, Nikhil Dwivedi to produce a female superhero trilogy ‘Nagin’

After producing an all-female film ‘Veere Di Wedding’, producer Nikhil Dwivedi is set to introduce a female super hero. The super-hero franchise is called ‘Nagin’ and will be based on a best-selling book and folklore. This three part film series will be spread across continents and will be a modern take on ‘Ichchadhari Nagin’ (shape-shifting serpent) who has special superhero powers. Nikhil is in the process of finalising an actress for the project, which is touted to be India’s first superhero film with a female lead.

Nikhil’s next production venture is Salman Khan starrer ‘Dabangg 3’, which he is producing alongside Salman Khan and Arbaz Khan. Directed by Prabhudeva, the cop drama also features Sonakshi Sinha, Kiccha Sudeep and Saiee Manjrekar. The trailer of ‘Dabangg 3’ has received an outstanding response and the movie is set to hit the screens on December 20.

Parineeti Chopra to visit Saina Nehwal’s house in Hyderabad for the first time

While the actress gears up to portray the badminton star’s role on the big screen, she will be visiting Saina’s home in Hyderabad… this is the first time she will be visiting Saina’s home .

We have seen actors pushing their boundaries while telling life stories of several personalities. And in order to give their best shot, our actors make sure that they get to know the person well, in the recent past while we have seen Ranveer Singh spend 10 days with Kapil Dev. Even Priyanka Chopra Jonas had met Mary Kom while she was essaying the wrestler’s life story on the 70mm and now her cousin Parineeti is also falling sister’s footsteps for her next, which is a biopic on Sania Nehwal.

We must say that Parineeti has been giving her best shot to step into Saina’s shoes. In the past, there were reports of how Pari was training well and hard to ace her game at badminton. Parineeti has also been taking some tips and dollops of inspiration from the ace badminton star. Though the two have been in touch and interacted regularly, an excited Parineeti says, I want to become Saina. For that I want to go to her house and see how she lives. We have met many times, but this time I want to go to her house, live like her and eat like her for a day. She has promised me that her mom will feed me the exact food that Saina eats. So i am excited to go to her house and live her life for one whole day.

The film is already on floors and Parineeti is deep into prep. The biopic on Saina Nehwal is being directed by Amole Gupte and is being produced by Bhushan Kumar and Krishan Kumar’s T-series.

Kriti Kharbanda’s inspiration Deepika Padukone’s response is a must-read

The Housefull 4 actress had said in an interview how she was quite inspired by Deepika Padukone…

With lots of praises coming her way, Kriti Kharbanda’s bid with Housefull 4 has turned out to be a fruitful one. Yes, while this is the first time Kriti is seen in this big a mass entertainer, her performance is being loved by many including co-star Akshay Kumar. But it seems, not just Akshay, but another leading lady from Bollywood has all praises for Kriti Kharbanda. And it is none other than Kriti’s inspiration Deepika Padukone.

After Kriti said in an interview (to Hindustan Times) how she was inspired by Alia Bhatt and Deepika Padukone for the roles they played, Deepika also responded in the sweetest way possible. The Chhappaak actress wrote back to Kriti saying, “Dearest Kriti, Thank you for the love! All the best for Housefull 4 and for everything else that you do! Wishing you good health and peace of mind always! Lots of love, Deepika.” Isn’t it amazing to see how our B-town ladies don’t hold back from admiring each other’s work these days?

Well, Kriti’s birthday week couldn’t get any more special we guess. Now we are waiting to see how Kriti reacts to this message from her inspiration. After Housefull 4, the actress will be seen in Anees Bazmee’s Pagalpanti.

“Have failed several times on stage, my struggles are a key link to my success” Actor Rajeev Khandelwal’s debut social video post The actor reveals his struggle in Bollywood in the first Firework original in India – Reel, Reveal, Rajeev!

Renowned actor, singer and host, Rajeev Khandelwal reveals his struggles in Bollywood for the first time on Firework. The social video app has launched its first Firework original for India – Reel, Reveal, Rajeev, featuring the struggles, aspirations and the real life of Rajeev Khandelwal in 30 second episodes. The actor, Rajeev Khandelwal, who recently celebrated his birthday, is giving his viewers an ‘inside view of his world’. Through these episodes, Firework aims to inspire users with stories of inspiration, accomplishment and persistence. Users can interact with the star on a weekly basis by following his Firework account.

The show was launched with 6 videos by the actor providing insights into his acting journey and the lessons that guided him along the way. He shares key insights into life motivations when challenges are many and the myths associated with beginners. In the coming episodes, he will talk on various topics like his choice of roles, his beliefs, his vision for the industry, his passion to cook or his love for growing everything organic to beliefs that have carved a niche for him. As a self-made actor, Rajeev’s acting journey began as a dream and later translated to a success story due to his hard work and his drive to prove his capability.

Speaking on his presence on Firework, Rajeev Khandelwal, Actor, said “My acting career has seen several shades, where struggles have been a key link to my success today. Early in life, while I failed several times on stage, I chose to stay committed to my dream and work towards it. Based on my experience, I advise acting aspirants to not be misguided and rely on ones’ own capabilities instead of rooting for connections. I believe my struggles are real and I have the opportunity to voice myself effectively. I have a story to be told and am happy to share my story through this versatile platform. The makers of the app have been proactive in differentiating this app in this cluttered short video space. The features in the app are safe and interesting to use, which was the key reason for me to share my closest thought on Firework. I look forward to interacting with users on stories of my life.”

Speaking on this announcement, Mr. Sunil Nair, CEO, Firework India said, “Rajeev is an impeccable actor and is accomplished across platforms. His diligence, passion and commitment are noteworthy which the users will applaud through this journey into the world of Rajeev Khandelwal. This is a great opportunity to know the man behind the screen. Firework will give him an opportunity to be candid about his experiences in life and career. We are excited to have him on our platform and looking forward to bring his passion to life and creatively give our viewers such inspiring stories in 30 second segments.”

Firework became the fastest social video app to achieve 1 million users in only 5 months while still in beta, growing +200% quarter over quarter. Firework strives to remain relevant and give users every opportunity to stay meaningful with a seamlessly experience delivering a new view from their lens.

Kriti Kharbanda scores high on humour & glamour in the trailer of Anees Bazmee’s ‘Pagalpanti’!

Kriti Kharbanda, who is eagerly awaiting the release of her highly-anticipated successful comedy franchise Housefull 4, is back with yet another crazy comedy, Anees Bazmee’s Pagalpanti.

After launching the fun, crazy character posters of Pagalpanti, the makers of the laughter riot featuring Anil Kapoor, John Abraham, Arshad Warsi, Pulkit Samrat and Ileana D’ Cruz have recently unveiled the hilarious trailer of the movie.

Ever since the trailer has hit the internet, the audience, especially fans of the talented actress Kriti Kharbanda can’t stop praising her performance, her stunning look and sizzling chemistry with her movie co-star, Pulkit Samrat.

Such has been the craze and humongous reception to the trailer of Pagalpanti that Kriti’s social media account has been flooded with congratulatory messages by her fans who are of the strong belief that both Housefull 4 and Pagalpanti will become ‘superhit blockbusters’!

Pagalpanti Trailer – Anil, John, Ileana, Arshad, Urvashi, Pulkit, Kriti | Anees | Releasing 22 Nov

Gulshan Kumar & T-Series presents a Panorama Studios production An Anees Bazmee Film, Presenting the official trailer of the upcoming movie Pagalpanti. The movie is produced by Bhushan Kumar & Krishan Kumar, also produced by Kumar Mangat Pathak & Abhishek Pathak.

Rana Daggubati’s Birthday wishes for Bahubali Costar Prabhas is giving us some serious #BromanceGoals

Prabhas and Rana Daggubati rocked the world with their roles as Bahubali and Bhallaladeva respectively in SS Rajamouli’s epic Magnum Opus.

Even though they play rivals in the movie, in real life they couldn’t be closer. Today is yet another occasion that got proven when Rana Daggubati put out such a sweet msg on Prabhas’ Birthday.

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Science says that bromances are very important social bonds for men in particular and that they can contribute to very fulfilling lives. These two real life #JayVeru are giving us some serious #BromanceGoals.We would like to join Rana in wishing Prabhas a very Happy Birthday. May this bromance only grow stronger!#HappyBirthdayPrabhas