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Fawad Khan was first choice for ‘Happy Bhag Jayegi’

Mumbai: The makers of Bollywood’s cross-border quirky comedy film “Happy Bhag Jayegi” were planning to cast Pakistani actor Fawad Khan in the role that has eventually been played by Abhay Deol. Asked if they were contemplating to cast Fawad, producer Krishika Lulla told IANS: “We were contemplating it, but it was a long back. Yes,

Vidya Balan praises ‘Begum Jaan’ director

Mumbai:Actress Vidya Balan has praised her “Begum Jaan” director Srijit Mukherji, thanking him for being an embodiment of “single-minded focus”. “Thank You Srijit Mukherji for this, for ‘Begum Jaan’ and for being the true embodiment of ‘single-minded Focus’,” Vidya tweeted on Wednesday night. “Begum Jaan”, a Hindi adaptation of Mukherji’s stellar Bengali offering “Rajkahini”, stars

Soha loves watching reality shows like ‘Bigg Boss’

Mumbai: Actress Soha Ali Khan enjoys watching reality shows like “Bigg Boss” and “Roadies” as she feels they don’t follow a script. “I like watching reality shows as they are not scripted. I watch shows like ‘Roadies’, ‘Spiltsvilla’, ‘India’s Top Model’, etc. I also like watching ‘Bigg Boss’, I admire this show,” Soha told PTI. Besides

Chinese star Zhu Zhu to star with Salman Khan in ‘Tubelight’

Mumbai: Superstar Salman Khan’s next venture”Tubelight” will also serve as the Bollywood launch pad for Chinese actress Zhu Zhu. Directed by Kabir Khan, the film is currently been shot in Ladakh.The 32-year-old actress posted several pictures of her work trip to India on her Instagram account.”Having my first Hindi lesson,” she captioned a photo of herself taking

Remo D’Souza hopes ‘A Flying Jatt’ gets U certificate

Mumbai: Director Remo D’Souza hopes thatthe Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) will give ‘U’ certificate to his upcoming movie “A Flying Jatt”. The superhero-action film stars Tiger Shroff, Jacqueline Fernandez and professional wrestler Nathan Jones in the lead roles. “I hope the film will get ‘U’ certificate as it’s a children film. I have always

Anushka starts preparing for Imtiaz Ali’s film

Mumbai: Actress Anushka Sharma has startedpreparations for Imtiaz Ali’s project. The 28-year-old actress, who made her debut opposite Shah Rukh Khan in “Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi,” will be romancing the superstar again in the upcoming movie, which will go on floors soon. “Script -Best companions for prepping a new film. Wonderful feeling. Few days

Did a lot of homework for ‘Banjo’: Riteish

Mumbai:  Bollywood actor Riteish Deshmukh says understanding Banjo players was never an issue but he had to do a lot of homework for the character. The 37-year-old actor will be seen playing the instrument in his upcoming musical-drama “Banjo”. “A lot of my friends used to play banjo. Whenever there used to be Ganesh festival,

I look up to Deepika Padukone: Diana Penty

Mumbai: Actress Diana Penty is proud of her “Cocktail” co-star Deepika Padukone, who is set to make her Hollywood debut in “xXx: The Return of Xander Cage”. Talking about Deepika’s growth as an actress, Diana told IANS: “It’s been superb. It’s absolutely great and she should pat herself on the back. I am proud of

Sunny Leone to play actress in ‘Noor’

Mumbai: Sunny Leone, who will be seen in a cameo role in Sonakshi Sinha starrer “Noor”, will be portraying a Bollywood star in the upcoming film. “She will be playing a glamorous Bollywood actress in ‘Noor’,” a source told IANS. This will be the first time that the “Dabangg” actress will be sharing screen space

Salman Khan to be voice of ‘Hanuman’

Mumbai: Superstar Salman Khan, earlier seen as Hanuman devotee in “Bajrangi Bhaijaan,” has now lent his voice for the Hindu lord, in the upcoming animated film, “Hanuman Da Damdaar”. Yusuf Shaikh, head- feature films, Percept Pictures, said the 50-year-old actor was the unanimous choice of kids to be the voice of Hanuman. “Before we decided

My struggles are getting harder: John Abraham

New Delhi: Actor John Abraham, who started out as a model before venturing into the Hindi film industry in 2003 with “Jism” and now even produces movies, says his struggles in showbiz have become harder with time as he has become tougher on himself. Every newcomer, especially those with no backing of a film family, faces

Priyanka Chopra joins ‘Project Runway’ season 15

Los Angeles: Actress Priyanka Chopra’s nextinternational show is “Project Runway”. The 34-year-old actress, who made her foray into Hollywood with TV series “Quantico,” will be one of the guest judges on the season 15 of the popular fashion reality show. Priyanka took to Instagram to share a picture from the set of the show. “Namaste!! On

People were unforgiving towards Azharuddin: Prachi Desai

Mumbai: Actress Prachi Desai says thereason behind Azhar’s lackluster performance at the box office was that people couldn’t forgive former Indian cricketer Mohammed Azharuddin, who was implicated in a march-fixing scandal in 2000. “Azhar”, which starred Emraan Hashmi in the titular role, was a biopic of the former Indian captain. Prachi played his first wife. Post

Purab Kohli takes inspiration from Atul Kasbekar

Mumbai:Actor Purab Kohli has been taking inspiration from noted fashion photographer Atul Kasbekar for his new film “Noor”. Purab has always been in front of the camera. In the movie, however, he is going to be seen behind the camera as a photographer. For that, he is doing his own research. The former video jockey

‘Mohenjo Daro’ recovers Rs 60 crore before its release

Mumbai, The c team is in a happy space as even before the film has hit the screens, it has managed to recover Rs 60 crore through its satellite, music and other rights. “A major chunk of their investment has already been recovered. Since ‘Mohenjo Daro’ is a production film and not an acquisition, the economics

”Shivaay” doesn’t have religion angle: Ajay Devgn

Mumbai: Actor-producer Ajay Devgn says his upcoming film “Shivaay” won’t hurt any religious sentiments as the movie deals with human elements of Lord Shiva. Ajay, who has also directed the movie, said he is not portraying Shiva but a common man, who is a devotee of the God. “There is no religion (angle in the

‘Jagga Jasoos’ to release on April 7, 2017

Mumbai, Filmmaker Anurag Basu’s upcoming film “Jagga Jasoos” has been locked for release on April 7 next year. “Disney’s ‘Jagga Jasoos’ releases on April 7, 2017! Directed by Anurag Basu, starring Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif, music by Pritam,” read a post from Disney Films India’s Twitter handle. The banner is co-producing the film, which

Big B unveils the logo of ‘Pink’

Mumbai:Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has shared the logo of his upcoming thriller “Pink” on social media. The Delhi-set film, which will see Bachchan, 73, play a lawyer, has been produced by “Piku” director Shoojit Sircar. The movie marks the Hindi film debut of Bengali director Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury. Unveiling the bright pink logo, which sees two

Neetu Chandra leads advanced India Independence Day celebrations in Toronto

Toronto,Thousands of Indo-Canadians joined in advance celebrations of India’s Independence Day here on Monday as Bollywood actress Neetu Chandra led the community parade in the heart of the biggest city of Canada. As its Grand Parade Marshal, Neetu led the India Day parade which included nine colourful floats for the first time in five years.

Big B wishes Dharmendra, Shatrughan on Friendship Day

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan on Sunday wished his friends from the film industry, Dharmendra and Shatrughan Sinha, a Happy Friendship Day.The 73-year-old Piku star shared a few pictures of himself along with the two veteran actors on his Twitter page, captioning it, “Happy friendship day… ever.” Bachchan and Dharmendra, 80, redefined the bond of friendship on