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Bhushan Kumar And Anubhav Sinha To Mark The Beginning Of A Long-term Filmmaking Association

The czar of the entertainment industry – Bhushan Kumar is continuously expanding his film universe by churning out movies that are not only high on the entertainment quotient but are also content-driven.

And now the excitement at his production house T-Series has gone up by several notches as the baron of movies has joined hands with the maverick filmmaker – Anubhav Sinha to mark the beginning of a long-term filmmaking association.

Having collaborated with the filmmaker earlier over the biggest musical blockbuster — Tum Bin and the music of his films, Bhushan Kumar and Anubhav Sinha already share a warm professional camaraderie and with their new association the duo hopes to bring their collective strengths together and make films that are not only thought-provoking and poignant but entertaining as well.

The first film that will mark the beginning of their long-term association is Thappad; a film that aims to explore the very basis of a man-woman relationship and gender equality, through an engaging story of a husband and wife. The film is directed by Anubhav Sinha and features Taapsee Pannu in it along with a powerhouse ensemble of actors.

Speaking about this new collaboration, czar of the movie business, T-Series’ Bhushan Kumar said, “I am happy to associate with Anubhav once again. He is not only a gifted filmmaker but also has a great sense of music. He makes movies that are relevant and start conversations among the audience and I am keen to associate with this kind of cinema. With our collective strengths together, we are hoping to deliver some extraordinary, content and musically rich films.”

Sharing Bhushan Kumar’s excitement, Anubhav Sinha said, “Magic happens when creative people come together. I am really looking forward to this partnership with Bhushan Kumar, as he gives the creative liberty and has a good understanding of what can work with the audience and what will not. I am happy to associate with Bhushan and combine our creative forces together for the pure love of cinema.”

Apart from Thappad, Bhushan Kumar and Anubhav Sinha are also discussing several other projects, which shall soon be officially announced.

What Kabir Singh Director Told Kiara Advani About Replacing Tara Sutaria In Film !!!

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  1. Kiara says Sandeep Vanga approached her after watching Bharat Ane Nenu
  2. “I truly believe films are in your destiny,” said Kiara
  3. Kabir Singh, starring Shahid Kapoor releases on June 21
 
 

Kiara Advani says her upcoming film Kabir Singhdoes not glorify and promote “self-destructive” love. The film tells the story of a young successful but alcoholic surgeon (Shahid Kapoor) who goes through an intense heartbreak after the love of his life (Kiara) is married off to someone else. “Through this film, we are trying to say do not go on a self-destruction path as it is not good for you and your loved ones. We are not propagating that or glamorising that in any way. One should not do what Kabir is doing.,” Kiara told PTI.

“For me, it is ok to be a protective lover but there is a thin line between becoming an obsessive lover and a protective one. Kabir is not obsessive, he is a protective lover. He loves her a lot and she is head over heels in love with him. It is a passionate, intense, innocent and raw love story,” Kiara added.

Kiara plays the role of a medical student Preeti in the film, directed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga. It is a remake of the director’s Telugu blockbuster Arjun Reddy, which starred Vijay Devarakonda and Shalini Pandey.

Kabir Singh underwent a lot of casting changes from Ranveer Singh to Arjun Kapoor and Tara Sutaria for female lead being considered for the film, but it was Shahid and Kiara were eventually finalised. According to Kiara, Sandeep approached her through a casting agent after watching her performance in Telugu film Bharat Ane Nenu, in which she starred opposite Mahesh Babu.

 

“I did a screen test for Kabir Singh and Sandeep sir liked it. Things were almost locked but then for reasons best known it did not work out then. The film went through casting changes and one day it came back to me. I did ask the director why cast me again? He said because ‘I only see you’. He was convinced that only I could do this film. I truly believe films are in your destiny,” said Kiara.

She further says that her co-star Shahid was always Sandeep’s first choice as Kabir Singh. Kiara says she watched the original on the recommendation of Arjun Kapoor. “It was Arjun Kapoor who told me to watch this film because he knew I was doing Telugu movies at that time. And I had truly loved it. A few months later I read about a Hindi remake being in the pipeline. For me to be part of it and being directed by the original director for the Hindi version was important. He (Sandeep) has stayed true to the original film,” she said.

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Kabir Singh is set to hit the screens on June 21. It is produced by Bhushan Kumar, Murad Khetani, Krishan Kumar and Ashwin Varde.

Kabir Singh: Find out why Kiara Advani stayed in a hostel for a week

Kiara Advani is grabbing the headlines for her de-glam avatar in her upcoming film Kabir Singh,, the Hindi remake of the Telugu hit film, Arjun Reddy. She will be seen playing the introverted and shy college belle, Preeti in the film. Being a method actor, Kiara has pushed the envelope in more ways than one, so as to completely immerse herself in her character. 

In an interview, she said, “She comes from an orthodox home, she speaks when she is spoken to but her silences are strong. It is the toughest thing because it is such an internalised process. And you are channelising so much of that inner stuff… I remember when I was in Delhi for a month’s shoot, I used to feel really low and I couldn’t understand why. I think I got so immersed in this that I almost felt as if I should get some counselling or talk to someone.”

Now we hear that the actor went a step ahead to get into the skin of her character. Kiara’s character, Preeti, in the film stays in the college hostel. In reality, Kiara has never experienced the hostel life so, in order to understand how students stay in a hostel, she actually stayed in the hostel for one whole week.

Recounting her first-ever hostel experience, Kiara said, “Since I’m from Mumbai and also went to college in Mumbai I had never stayed in a hostel before but my character Preeti stays in one. I really wanted to understand how life in a hostel is for young students and so I decided to stay in one for a few days. The experience was absolutely enriching and it helped me while I interacted with the students.”

Kabir Singh, which also stars Shahid Kapoor, is directed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga and produced by Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar, Murad Khetani and Ashwin Varde under the banners of T-Series and Cine1 Studios respectively. It is slated for a release on June 21, 2019.

 
 
Arjun Patiala: Diljit Dosanjh, Kriti Sanon and Varun Sharma take you on a hilarious ride!

Diljit Dosanjh, Kriti Sanon and Varun Sharma starrer Arjun Patiala have been in the news for long. While the film’s release was delayed but now with the interesting promo videos and the trailer that is out today, this spoof comedy looks like one crazy ride. You can read about the hilarious promo videos here.

The trailer starts with the introduction, ‘From the makers of Hindi Medium and Stree, here they present Indian cinema ki 245 police wali picture’

The trailer introduces Diljit Dosanjh as the hero who makes an entry in the police officer. Kriti Sanon as Ritu makes a dramatic entrance. She is followed by Onida Singh played by Varun Sharma who is ‘hero ka dost’ in the film. 

The film also has a special song that features Sunny Leone. The story seems to have many twists and turns and promises absolute entertainment.

Gulshan Kumar and Prem Vijan present, a Maddock Films production in association with T Series and Bake My Cake films. Arjun Patiala, directed by Rohit Jugraj, is produced by Dinesh Vijan, Bhushan Kumar, Sandeep Leyzell and  Krishan Kumar. The film will hit screens on July 19.

Vicky Kaushal’s brother Sunny Kaushal, Nushrat Bharucha come together for Shaailesh R Singh’s Hurdang

Producer Shaailesh R Singh is in full swing with his two star-studded projects Mental Hai Kya and Jabariya Jodi. The movies are produced under the banner of Karma Media and Entertainment. 

Now he is all set to begin shooting for his next film Hurdang. The film is a love story inspired by true incidents of 1990 Allahabad. Directed by Nikhil Nagesh Bhatt, the film stars Sunny Kaushal, Nushrat Bharucha and Vijay Varma.  

Talking about the story of the film Nikhil Bhatt said, “This is a story inspired by true incidents. In the year 1990, as a kid, I saw thousands of youngsters getting involved in the fight for their rights, the students fought for two whole years. They were angry for being taken for granted and for two years the students’ lives came to a standstill. Every other day there was a bandh or a dharna. The students’ agitation was not politically motivated; they were fighting for their rights. Lots of lives were lost and lots of lives were rendered directionless. They say, love stories coming out of duress stall tall. Hurdang is a love story set in these times.”

Nikhil added, “I am very glad that I got this opportunity to direct this film. Hurdang is a hard-hitting subject that is sure to touch a chord with all.”

Producer Shaailesh R Singh is also excited about the film. He says, “It’s a young, restless love story from the 90s. People in 1990s were innocent and vulnerable. They didn’t have the advantage of technology the way youngsters have now. There was a deep desire to fight for your cause and claim your right.”

Speaking about the cast he said that Sunny, Nushrat and Vijay were natural fits. “Sunny and Nushrat play students coming from different ideologies and backgrounds, but a couple destined to be together. They play childhood lovers who have grown up together. Both Sunny and Nushrat bring innocent and palpable energy, naturally into the story,” he added.

Hurdang is all set to go on floors on July 1.

Vicky Kaushal to star in LOL: Land of Lungi? Read details

It is raining films for Bollywood’s blue-eyed boy, Vicky Kaushal! Yesterday, we told you that he has reportedly signed Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s next project after Toofan. The actor who has his kitty full with Bhoot Part One – The Haunted Ship, Takht, Sardar Udham Singh and a period film on Ashwatthama now has yet another addition to his filmography.

If all goes well, he will be seen in Sajid-Farhad’s next project titled LOL: Land of Lungi. There were reports that the duo would be directing the film which will be a remake of the Tamil hit Veeram, with Vicky in the lead.

Talking about it, Farhad Samji said to PTI, “We are working on the script of LOL. After Housefull 4 gets released, I’ll be starting a film with Sajid Nadiadwala. Dates are being worked out and there are a couple of scripts we are still deciding.”

He added, “In two weeks’ time there will be some clarity. The original is a fantastic film and has a very good script, so let’s see how things go.”

The director recently posted a picture on Instagram with his wife and Vicky writing “my real life heroine and my reel life hero.” Check the post here:

Talking about Vicky, he said, “Who wouldn’t want to work with him, he’s such a sweet boy. I’ve a good association with his father, Shyam Kaushal, who has done the action for Housefull. If everything falls in place, if the Lord opens the door, we will make an entry.”

Farhad is currently gearing up for his next directorial, ALTBalaji’s horror-comedy series, Booo Sabki Phategi with Tusshar Kapoor and Mallika Sherawat in the lead. His directorial venture Housefull 4 starring Akshay Kumar, Riteish Deshmukh, Bobby Deol, Kriti Kharbanda, Pooja Hegde, Kriti Sanon and Nawazuddin Siddiqui will release in Diwali 2019. 

Super 30: Hrithik Roshan lauds Anand Kumar’s students who made it to IIT in 2019, wants to meet all 18 of them

Hrithik Roshan, who will be seen next on the big screen portraying the role of real-life mathematician Anand Kumar in his upcoming film Super 30, took to his Twitter account earlier today, and replied to a tweet by the math wiz. Anand Kumar had tweeted a couple of photos with his students, 18 of whom made it to IITs (Indian Institute of Technology) this year along with others who he expects will get into NIT.

“Passion and grit again scored over poverty. There is an atmosphere of joy. All are happy. Despite stiff odds, 18 students made it to IIT, while the rest are sure to get into NITs .Thanks to all of you.” – Anand Kumar tweeted, to which Hrithik Roshan replied: “Super 30 is a reality which takes place every year. It’s not a celebration of the past. Kudos to this year’s students! I would love to meet all of them.”

Hrithik has been busy with the promotions of Super 30 these days. Little over a week back, when the trailer of Super 30 dropped on the web, fans and the movie going audience was left in awe of Hrithik’s immaculate diction, appearance and the overall vibe of the movie. In fact, Hrithik’s dialogues from the trailer inspired quite a few hilarious memes on social media.

While originally Super 30 was to be released during the Republic Day weekend earlier this year. However, the film was pushed to a July 26 release as post-production work was still left. Later, the film once again preponed its release date when Ekta Kapoor decided to release Mental Hai Kya? which stars Kangana Ranaut and Rajkummar Rao, on July 26. Now, Super 30 is set to hit theatres on July 12.

The makers also dropped the first song of Super 30 today, which features Hrithik Roshan in a romantic avatar. Titled Jugraafiya, the song has been voiced by Udit Narayan and Shreya Ghoshal and has been beautifully picturised on Hrithik Roshan and his love interest in the film, played by Mrunal Thakur.

Amitabh and Ayushman to come together for Sjoojit Sircar’s “Gulabo Sitabo”

MegaStar Amitabh Bachchan and actor Ayushmann Khurrana will come together on the big screen for the first time for filmmaker Shoojit Sircar’s upcoming film Gulabo Sitabo.

Amitabh Bachchan and actor Ayushmann Khurrana will come together on the big screen for the first time for filmmaker Shoojit Sircar’s upcoming film Gulabo Sitabo. The family comedy, set in Lucknow, will release in November 2019.

Written by Sircar’s frequent collaborator Juhi Chaturvedi of Vicky Donor, Piku and October fame, Gulabo Sitabo will be produced by Ronnie Lahiri and Sheel Kumar.

 

Sircar said in a statement, “Me and Juhi have been working on this script for quite some time…and as we all know, when Juhi comes up with a story it has her trademark quirk in it.

“As soon as I read it, I was extremely excited and shared it with Ronnie, my dear friend and producer and to both Mr Bachchan and Ayushmann at the same time,” he added.

 

The makers of the film “Rising Sun Films” confirmed announced the film on twitter 

Sircar thought it would take some time to develop and proceed.

“But everyone including the duo were so enthusiastic to do this script, that they figured their dates and here we are, planning to release it this year,” said the director. 

“After ‘Piku” and ‘Vicky Donor’, I had been wanting to work with Mr Bachchan and Ayushmann on an equally quirky script so this fell perfectly in place,” he added.

As for the film’s title, he shared that the story is based in Lucknow, and “Gulabo Sitabo is a fun colloquial metaphor used by the locals…as to it’s connect to the story, wait and watch the film to know more”.