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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.

Kiara Advani is the new face of a Lifestyle Brand

Kiara Advani has been living out of her suitcase for the last couple of months fulfilling her professional commitments. In between basking in the mega success of Kabir Singh and preparing for her next highly-anticipated horror comedy, Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 along with nation’s new heartthrob, Kartik Aaryan, the gorgeous actress has just been appointed as the brand ambassador for the popular lifestyle brand, Giordano.

For someone who is known for her sartorial sense and have always earned brownie points from the fashion critics for her appearances, it was only natural that the announcement of Kiara’s recent association with Giordano would create quite the splash on social media.

This time, the popular youth icon, who enjoys a huge fan following on the social media, is endorsing Giordano to create a new style statement with their latest premium offerings by the brand.

Giordano has recently launched its versatile AW-19 handbags with Kiara, ensuring that their latest collection features some beautiful classic bags that are perfect to upgrade your style quotient.

Kiara says, “Giordano serves as a perfect fashion statement because even you could be wearing a plain outfit, with its range of stylish handbags, you entire ensemble looks vibrant and fresh. These statement handbags are not stylish but functional and affordable as well.”

“I love their shopping tote, which is ideal to carry to work since it can accommodate so many things. The brand is a one-stop-shop for all your handbag needs and offers a variety of options for different tastes,” Kiara adds.

Vidya Balan makes Shakuntala Devi’s daughter Anupama Banerji emotional on the sets of Shakuntala Devi!

Having portrayed several memorable characters in her prolific film journey, Vidya Balan is set to surprise the audience and we especially her fans with yet another interesting role of Shakuntala Devi in filmmaker Anu Menon’s highly-anticipated movie, Shakuntala Devi – Human Computer!

Sony Pictures Networks Productions (SPN Productions), the film division of Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN) along with Abundantia Entertainment recently announced the first teaser of the biopic that brings to life the legendary and inspiring story of Shakuntala Devi popularly known as ‘The Human Computer’.

The first teaser featuring Vidya Balan received humongous response from the audience who couldn’t stop raving about her exciting never-seen-before avatar.

Interestingly, the movie that went on floors in London recently had a special visitor on the set. It was none other than Shakuntala Devi’s daughter Anupama Banerji, who gave the mahurat clap for the movie.

Anupama, who stays in London, was thrilled to see Vidya in her late mother Shakuntala Devi’s look and got quite emotional. She praised Vidya for pulling off her character look so well that it instantly reminded her of her mother. Anupama was accompanied by her husband, Ajay Abhay Kumar, and daughter Naina.

For those who are not aware about Shakuntala Devi, she took the world by storm with her talent of making incredibly swift calculations from a very young age. Despite no formal education, she made a name for herself globally as a ‘math genius’. Her great mathematical skills even find a mention in the Guinness Book of World Records.

Produced by Sony Pictures Networks Productions and Vikram Malhotra and directed by Anu Menon, Shakuntala Devi will see a worldwide release in the summer of 2020.

Kiara Advani to play the leading lady opposite Kartik Aaryan in Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2!

Kiara Advani roped in for Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2!

Riding high on the mega success of Kabir Singh, all eyes are on Kiara Advani. With the movie being declared as one of the biggest hits of this year, the talented actress has catapulted to the big league by smoothly making the transition from being a powerhouse performer to a successful commercial star.

Be it M. S Dhoni: The Untold Story or the popular web series, Lust Stories, Kiara has consistently delivered one great performance after another showcasing her versatility and range as an actor.

Taking her successful association with the producers Bhushan Kumar and Murad Khetani to the next level post Kabir Singh, the gorgeous actress has now signed their next, Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 as the leading lady opposite Bollywood heartthrob, Kartik Aaryan to be helmed by director Anees Bazmee.

The new-age, fresh jodi of Kiara and Kartik will be sharing the screen space together for the first time in the horror comedy that has created huge curiosity among their fans asking for more!

Kiara says, ”Bhool Bhulaiyaa was the first ever horror film that I watched. Being a huge fan of the first one, It’s super exciting to get the opportunity to be a part of the franchise. Its my first time being directed by Anees sir and I’m looking forward to the experience. It’s being produced by the makers of my most special film so it feels like home working with Cine1 and T-Series again. Kartik and I are working together for the first time, can’t wait to begin this journey so we can bring the film to you soon!”

Director Anees Bazmee says, “I always look forward to working with Gen-Z actors, this is my first collaboration with Kartik and Kiara. I am sure they will bring new energy to the table, hoping to have a blast.”

The highly-anticipated horror comedy is scheduled to go on floors in October this year and will hit the screens on 31st July, 2020.

Armaan Malik to unleash his first heartbreak song ‘Tootey Khaab’!

Taking his successful association with music giant T-Series to the next level, Armaan Malik – one of the youngest singing sensations of India is set to spring a huge surprise on music lovers with his next offering — Tootey Khaab.

Dubbed as the ‘Prince of Romance’ by his ardent fans, Armaan, who has been hugely appreciated for his romantic chartbusters such as
Bol Do Na Zara, Sab Tera, Wajah Tum Ho & Pehla Pyaar (Kabir Singh) among several others, is excited to launch his first heartbreak song, Tootey Khaab in association with T-Series this month.

The music single which promises to tug at your heartstrings is composed by the talented duo Kunaal-Rangon with lyrics penned by Kunaal Vermaa. Directed by Shabby, the song is further brought to life with Armaan featuring in the music video!

Talking about Tootey Khaab Bhushan Kumar says, “Armaan is the youngest and one of the most successful artists that we have on our label. Having carved a niche for himself with romantic tracks, he is going to surprise us with the depth and pain that he has brought to the fore with his singing in Tootey Khaab. What he’s achieved through this song is truly a mark of a versatile artiste. He is bound to move you with this song.”

Armaan says, “After Aaja Na Ferrari Mein and Ghar Se Nikalte Hi, I wanted to challenge myself and go a step further. I’ve never sung a proper breakup song and I was in search of an emotional track that depicted that melancholy in the most honest way possible. When I heard Tootey Khaab from Kunaal & Rangon, I immediately knew this was going to be my next single. It’s from the heart and I’m sure it will instantly resonate with the youth.”

The song along with the music video will be officially launched soon on T-Series.

Little Baby is a universal story and important for youth and parents: Priyanshu Chatterjee

Priyanshu Chatterjee who will be seen in film Little Baby next is gung ho about the film and says that a film like this should be seen by youngsters and parents both.

The film directed by Shekhar S Jha also stars young Gulnaz Siganporia who plays Priyanshu’s daughter in the film.

The film set in today’s world talks about millennials and how the dynamics of relationships have changed over the years.

Says Priyanshu, “The film has a universal appeal. I m single and I don’t have an experience of dealing with my own child but while doing the film I realised how each child must be seeking for compatibility and understanding outside their homes and how nice it will be if they found that in their homes with their siblings or parents. Kids are smart now a days, they are much more aware of their surroundings than we were 20 years ago but at the same time it is important that they are guided as a friend when they are going through adolescence. In that sense, Little baby is an important film for youth and parents both.”

Little Baby produced by Rinku Singh is slated to release on 27th September.


Armani Exchange is pleased to announce a collaboration with Kartik Aaryan for its Fall 2019 watch campaign. The heartthrob of Bollywood will represent selected styles of Armani Exchange watches through 2020.

The 28 year old made his acting debut in 2011 and by 2015 rose to fame with his superhit film Pyaar ka Punchnama 2. He made his entry in the 100 crore club last year with his release Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety and this year’s hit Luka Chuppi has made him a nationawide youth icon. 

The A|X Armani Exchange Fall 2019 watch collection features high-impact designs, enlivened by strong tones of white, black, electric blue and khaki. The new collection will be available on armaniexchange.com as well as in select department stores globally and at Armani Exchange stores all over the world.

Kartik Aaryan gives us a sneak peak of his YouTube channel !

Our appetites had already been whetted when Kartik Aaryan announced that he will be out with his own YouTube channel soon. And now, just when we were about to catch our breath, one of the most loved and admired stars of today has put out a glimpse of his channel on his Instagram account. As if we weren’t waiting with bated breath already! 

Kartik, who’s become the most viral celeb in recent times, owing to his success with movies such as Pyaar Ka Punchnama 1 and 2, Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety and Luka Chuppi, and his popularity with the classes and masses alike, posted a small video, sharing some memorable and fun moments of his life. He wrote, ‘Every bit of my life belongs to you guys. So here’s welcoming you all into my personal world filled with love, laughter and happiness… Here’s a sneak peek of my YouTube channel – Kartik Aaryan. Launching Today.’

The video captures the Luka Chuppi actor at his candid best – cracking jokes with his staff and co-workers, sharing behind the scene footage from his ad campaign shoots, interacting with fans when he is out shooting or holidaying with his pals. It’s Kartik Aaryan, up, close and personal – just how we want it!

Maniesh Paul turns make-up man for Raveena Tandon!

Trust Maniesh Paul to surprise the audience, especially his fans every time you see him on the silver screen! With his humour, wit and spontaneity, the undisputed Sultan of Stage always manages to hit the right chord with the audience.

Well, it’s not just the audience, being the most celebrated host of the Indian television industry, Maniesh is also a favourite of Bollywood stars who often makes an appearance on the reality show (that he has been successfully hosting) for their films’ promotion.

Maniesh shares a great camaraderie with the biggest of stars who simply adores him for being a thorough entertainer on the show. For those who likes watching the popular dance reality show, Nach Baliye 9, could easily vouch for his cute bonding with the show’s judges, especially Raveena Tandon.

Recently, we came across some exclusive pictures from the sets of Nach Baliye 9 that showcases Maniesh’s great bonding with the veteran actress and judge. The popular host who has no starry airs about himself was recently spotted holding a mirror for Raveena in between breaks! It’s learnt that the actress also enjoys doing masti with Maniesh as she finds him truly entertaining!

This is what went behind shooting Dil dariyan ft Ali Fazal & Amyra Dastur from Prassthanam

Amyra Dastur, who was last seen in JudgeMentall Hai Kya, will next be seen in the political drama, Prassthanam along with Ali Fazal. The makers recently released the romantic and soulful number Dil dariyan.

We hear that Amyra took help from the ladies in the village while she was shooting for the song. In a statement, she said, “I took help from the ladies in the village while shooting for Dil dariyan.  They helped me learn how to balance the Matka filled with water on my head. It was indeed very happy and while I was practising it, I broke at least 4-5 matkas .”

“They gave me their special dupatta that they twist and tie in a special way to balance the heavy matka with ease. They also taught me how to perform the special aarti that I do for Ali in the song. The song had all the ladies in the village walking down the steps on the ghat with me in the song holding the lit diyas. The shooting happened in a remote village on the outskirts of Lucknow,” added Amyra.

Prassthanam stars Sanjay Dutt, Manisha Koirala, Jackie Shroff, Chunky Panday and Satyajeet Dubey apart from Ali and Amyra. It is the Hindi remake of the 2010 Telugu film of the same name. It is directed by Deva Katta and will release on 20 September. The film is produced by Sanjay S Dutt Productions and Maanayata Dutt.