Amy Jackson, who was last seen in 2.0, announced her engagement to her longtime boyfriend George Panayiotou last year. Earlier this year, the actress revealed that she is having a baby. Since then, she has been sharing many moments while embracing motherhood.
Amy Jackson recently had a gender reveal party for her family and friends where she announced that she is having a baby boy. The actress looked so happy and peaceful at her party while she got to celebrate it with her near and dear ones.
On the occasion of Mother’s Day, Amy shared a picture with George, who is giving her a kiss on her forehead. Flaunting her baby bump, she captioned the photo, “I’ve been waiting to shout it from the roof tops, and today, being Mother’s Day, it couldn’t be a more perfect time… I already love you more than anything in this world, the purest most honest love. We can’t wait to meet you our little Libra one.”
On the work front, Amy Jackson was last seen in Akshay Kumar and Rajinikanth starrer 2.0.
Filmmaker Sanjay Gupta, who has directed films like Shootout At Wadala and Kaabil, has kick-started his next ambitious project Mumbai Saga on August 27. The film, which stars John Abraham and Emraan Hashmi in the leading roles, began the shoot at the Mahalaxmi Temple in Mumbai where confrontation scenes were shot between the rivals and the gangster parties.
Now, it has been learnt that Kajal Aggarwal will be a part of Mumbai Saga and is set to join the team on August 28. She will essay the role of John Abraham’s love interest. Sanjay Gupta said that his gangster films often have strong female characters. Her character starts as John’s girlfriend who eventually becomes his wife. So, Sanjay wanted someone who could play a 17-year-old college girl, a young wife and then a woman in her 30s. He has admired Kajal Aggarwal’s work, her strong screen presence and is glad they are collaborating.
Another new entrant is Samir Soni who was last seen in Student Of The Year 2. He is set to star as a gangster in the film and excited for is dark role. The actor has been watching gangster movies like Goodfellas and Casino to understand their body language and how they used to dress up etc. He was fed up of playing Mr Goody Two Shoes. With a dark character, he wants to explore more.
The film will have a start-to-finish schedule which will be completed by December. Only the climax won’t be shot in Mumbai since they require air-strip for the sequence. He also revealed that John Abraham was always on board for the film whereas he felt Emraan Hashmi was the perfect choice for the role since he and John complemented each other.
Sanjay Gupta’s Mumbai Saga is produced by Bhushan Kumar’s T-Series. Set in the 1980s-1990s period, it stars John Abraham, Emraan Hashmi, Jackie Shroff, Suniel Shetty, Prateik Babbar, Gulshan Grover, Rohit Roy, and Amole Gupte. It is set for 2020 release
We, at Bollywood Hungama, were the first ones to report that Dhadak fame Ishaan Khatter will be seen with Ananya Panday in a conventionally unconventional story where a boy meets a girl. The movie will be directed by Maqbool Khan. Ali Abbas Zafar, who has given us some massive hits with Salman Khan like Sultan, Ek Tha Tiger, Tiger Zinda Hai, and Bharat, will be taking on the producer’s role for the first time in collaboration with Zee Studios.
The movie is titled Khaali Peeli and will be set in Mumbai. While Ananya is still shooting for Pati Patni Aur Woh in Lucknow, this movie is set to go on floors on September 11. The plot of the film is based around the story of how a boy meets a girl one night and their rollercoaster of a journey begins. Talking about the pairing, producer Ali Abbas Zafar says, “Khaali Peeli’s process has been organic—Maqbool, Himanshu and I worked on the script for almost a year and when we thought it was completely baked, we took it to this enthusiastic young cast. I am happy that Zee Studios is producing this film with us, apart from the other massive film we are working on. We will announce our next big collaboration soon as well.” Director Maqbool Khan added, “I can’t wait to start this ride with this young talent!”
This is the first time that Ishaan and Ananya will be seen sharing the screen space and their fans just can’t keep calm! Khaali Peeli is slated to release on June 12, 2020.
Kareena Kapoor Khan recently made her television debut as the judge of the reality dance show Dance India Dance. On the show, the actress has been revealing some interesting facts about herself.
When Kareena Kapoor was quizzed about her childhood crush by the host Karan Wahi, she revealed that it was Rahul Roy. An embarrassed Kareena also revealed that she had watched Rahul Roy’s film Aashiqui eight times, only to watch the actor.
The actress who walked the ramp at Lakme Fashion Week recently said that she is open to doing layered, grey characters if the script is good. Kareena Kapoor Khan has been a part of the industry for nearly two decades and still rules the industry with her talent. The actress first played a negative character in the 2004 film Fida in which she portrayed a scheming woman who sets up a man to take the fall for her lover. The movie also starred Shahid Kapoor and Fardeen Khan.
Meanwhile, Kareena Kapoor Khan will next be seen in the film Good News which is scheduled to be released in December. The film also features Akshay Kumar, Kiara Advani, and Diljit Dosanjh. Kareena will also be a part of Karan Johar’s next directorial Takht.
Jacqueline Fernandez has been a part of many films some of which may have worked or not worked at the box office. The actress is now even venturing into the digital streaming with Netflix movie, Mrs Serial Killer. With that being said, it has been rumoured that the actress is looking out for the opportunities in the South industry.
If the reports are to be believed, Jacqueline Fernandez has been talking to many people to see if any opportunity is available in the South industry. The reports also claim that she is seeking the help of Telugu superstar Ram Charan. It seems like the actress is taking interest in the South films considering she recently became a part of the song in Prabhas starrer Saaho. She did a dance number with the Baahubali superstar and it has been received really well by the audience.
Meanwhile, on the work front, Jacqueline Fernandez will be next seen in Sushant Singh Rajput starrer Drive. Besides this, she also has Kick 2 with Salman Khan. Her Netflix movie, Mrs Serial Killer is being helmed by Shirish Kunder and produced by Farah Khan.
A few weeks ago, Sunny Deol opened up about how he felt directing his son Karan Deol in the upcoming film Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas. Well, now talking from the other side, Karan, who is making his debut, reflected on how lucky he was to be directed by his father and what it was like.
Talking about the same, Karan Deol revealed that he couldn’t wish for a better filmmaker than his father to launch him in Bollywood. If that was all, Karan also revealed that initially he was shy and felt awkward to enact the scenes but eventually he relented and surrendered to the scene and let the emotions flow.
Later going on to talk about shooting intimate scenes in front of his dad, Karan stated that like the other scenes he surrendered himself to the script and let it flow. Eventually on seeing the scenes that were shot, Karan revealed that they were beautifully shot and well executed.
As for the film, Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas is directed by Sunny Deol and produced by Zee Studios and Sunny Sounds Pvt Ltd. The film is slated to release worldwide on September 20, 2019.
Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor’s son Taimur Ali Khan has been at the center of attention ever since his birth. The paparazzi follow him everywhere he goes. However, Saif has been calm and relaxed about the constant attention is given to his toddler, until recently when he had to intervene when they thronged outside his house.
With all this attention, several fans of the actors have been speculating that Taimur will be making a special appearance in one of his parent’s projects. Talking about it, the Sacred Games actor said that he was surprised that people did not know them well. He said that they would not put Taimur in a film, or even allow that to happen in a nightmare scenario, or in an extended reality in the Twilight zone, or an episode of Black Mirror.
The idea of not putting Taimur in a film is keeping in with his family ideals where they have certain ways of doing things. The actor very strongly feels that children are not meant to be used for guest appearances just because of their social media following.
Meanwhile, Kareena had recently said that she wishes for Taimur to follow his grandfather Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi’s footsteps and become a cricketer.
One of the few directors who understand the pulse of the audience very well is Farah Khan. Her films work pan India and audiences, whether classy or massy, go out in hordes to watch her films. No wonder that even her underperforming film Tees Maar Khan managed to earn Rs. 60 crore way back in 2010 despite not so great word of mouth. Her other three films – Main Hoon Na, Om Shanti Om and Happy New Year – have been Super Hits and no wonder that her next flick is awaited with bated breath. The experience increased once it was announced that Rohit Shetty would be producing the film. He is also known for his massy films and hence the Farah Khan-Rohit Shetty partnership was nothing short of a professional match made in heaven.
Since a few months, there have been speculations that Farah’s next film is a remake of 1982 entertainer Satte Pe Satta. The names of Hrithik Roshan, Deepika Padukone and Anushka Sharma have been tossed around as the leading cast. Shakti Kapoor, who featured in the original, even stated that he’ll like his son Siddhanth to step into his shoes in the remake.
At the 4th Big Cine Expo held in Mumbai today, Farah was the guest of honour and she was felicitated for her contribution to box office. Expectedly the question in the minds of many media persons here was whether Satte Pe Satta remake is in the offing. The choreographer turned filmmaker refused to accept or deny the reports as to whether her next directorial is the remake of the Amitabh Bachchan-Hema Malini starrer. But in an exclusive interview to Bollywood Hungama, Farah said, “Right now I am prepping. So I am very happy as I am busy with music sittings and casting. The press is obviously on a rampage with speculative stories. But I am glad to know that they are so excited to know about my movie. I take it as a big compliment but we’ll announce it (the star cast, title etc.) properly and officially.” When asked when that would happen, she answered, “We’ll do it within a month since Rohit Shetty is in Bulgaria (shooting for ‘Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi’. See you have to understand that we are TV stars (laughs)! Hamari date ke liye bhi rukna padta hai.”
Upon asking about the release plans, she said “The film will be out at the end of next year.”
Boman Irani will be seen playing the role of former cricketer-commentator in Kabir Khan’s sports drama ’83 featuring Ranveer Singh. Kabir Khan has already started the shooting schedule of ’83 on June 5, in Glasgow. Now, the actor Boman Irani has joined the ensemble cast of the film, which includes Pankaj Tripathi, Tahir Raj Bhasin, Saqib Saleem, Ammy Virk, Chirag Patil, Jiiva and Harrdy Sandhu.
The actor, who plays the character of the legendary former opening batsman and wicket-keeper, Farokh Engineer, in the film talks about his role, “He was the only Indian commentator during the 1983 World Cup. His story, along with co-commentator Brian Johnston’s, runs parallel to the main narrative.” During the historic World Cup final between India and West Indies, Johnston had jokingly asked Engineer if the then Prime Minister, Indira Gandhi, would declare a public holiday if India wins, to which his Indian counterpart had quipped, “She is an avid listener of the show, and would declare a public holiday just hearing this.” Turned out, Engineer’s prediction came true.
Boman Irani joined the team at the Lord’s cricket ground on Sunday. Talking about the same he said, “I will be shooting for a couple of days here, and then join the team in Mumbai. It’s a great honour to play this legendary character,” the actor beams. Ask him if he has met Engineer as a part of his prep, and he reveals, “I went to Manchester during the World Cup this year and stayed with him for a few days. We even watched the India versus Pakistan match together. It was so surreal; like meeting your boyhood hero. I stayed at his house and we had some good laughs while trying to understand the man for the role.”
The actor also opened up about what drew him to the film, produced by Sajid Nadiadwala, Reliance Entertainment and Madhu Mantena, in which he represents India from the commentator’s box.
“Kabir called me a few months ago and offered me this role. Instinctively, I replied, ‘If you give this role to someone else, we’ll not be friends anymore.’ I’m here now, shooting,” Boman shares. Putting on make-up and prosthetics to transform into Farokh Engineer for the big screen was memorable as well. “While I was getting into make-up, I called Engineer to thank him for the honour of portraying him. The ’83 World Cup is a big part of our lives, not just as cricket lovers, but as Indians,” the actor adds.
Touted to be the biggest sports film of all times, ’83 is being co-produced by Madhu Mantena, Sajid Nadiadwala and Reliance Entertainment. The movie is slated to hit the screens on April 10, 2020.
Producer Madhu Mantena, of now-disbanded Phantom Films, is getting back in the film circuit with an interesting tale of Kota Rani. She was the last Hindu queen of Kashmir and very little is known about her. The producer will be bankrolling it with Phantom Films & Reliance Entertainment.
Madhu Mantena said that we don’t know much about Kota Rani and it won’t be an exaggeration to compare her to Cleopatra. He added that a lot of things that we are witnessing today are directly related to her story. Mantena said that she was the most able woman ruler India produced.
It seems like the cast and the director are yet to be decided by the makers.
EXCLUSIVE: Was Salman Khan’s high remuneration of 100 crores, the reason why Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Inshallah did not happen?
The decision of Sanjay Leela Bhansali not to go ahead with Inshallah starring Salman Khan and Alia Bhatt, has sent shock waves through Bollywood as the movie was to roll with the superstar in the first week of September. But apparently, there were rumblings of discontent between the filmmaker and Salman, since the last few months, once the star had given his nod to the project and one of the causes was about Salman’s fees in the movie.
Says a trade source, “It’s a strange decision to shelve the movie as it’s already on floors. Alia Bhatt, apparently, shot for four days this month, for a song for the movie in Mehboob Studios in Mumbai. Sanjay Leela Bhansali was producing Inshallah and the movie was said to have a Rs. 150 cr budget as it was being shot in North India and many parts of USA. There have been various speculations – from the script not being complete to date issues but apparently, they had a fallout over the remuneration.”
The source adds, “Bhansali is producing the film, along with Salman Khan Films and the filmmaker wanted a continuous stretch of 120 days to complete the movie, starting from September, and with the filmmaker everyone knows, that can get extended to many more days. Salman and the filmmaker are working together after 12 years as Saawariya was their last movie together, Salman stated reasonably that he had Big Boss 13, and his other brand commitments to complete but Bhansali was adamant. Everyone including Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh are used to his style of working and give away their dates for even a year. But Salman could not do that, so he apparently asked ₹100 crore as his fees (which included his satellite and digital rights) as compensation. In a ₹150-crore budget with ₹100 crore taken by lead actor and some more as the filmmaker’s fees, what would remain as profit? SLB felt if Salman was getting such a steep hike he deserved more too. A big financier is said to have bought rights of Inshallah for distribution just a few days ago for ₹195 crores (₹165 crores plus additonal Rs 25 crores for P&A) but yet they were not able to sort out their creative and financial disagreements. On Sunday when finally both realised that they could not work together right now, they decided to part ways, beginning with Salman’s ambiguous tweet, ‘The film with Sanjay Leela Bhansali is pushed but I will still see you all on Eid, 2020. Insha-Allah!’ Bhansali also announced through social media that he had decided not to go ahead with the movie.”
There were other creative issues too, which both could not come to terms with. The source adds, “Salman is known to have his own scripting sense, so he wanted to be involved in the process as he is usually in all his movies, and every other department including music and costumes but SLB is a fiercely individualistic and creative filmmaker who doesn’t tolerate interference at any level. His movies are huge box-office successes and he doesn’t feel the need to share his creativity with anybody. Both are temperamental, used to their own styles of working and haven’t worked together for years so while many reasons will be given for their not working together in Inshallah, only the very few, including Salman and SLB will know the real reason why… Both are disappointed because they are friends too and were looking at working with each other but the business of films is separate from friendship hence they decided it’s better to part on cordial terms now than have fights during the making of the movie.”
Sanjay Leela Bhansali is already said to have approached Shah Rukh Khan for his next. They were to produce a movie together with SRK in the lead which would be directed by a top director but now trade buzz is that SLB will be directing it himself. “It’s an intense romance called Izhaar (working title) and currently, SRK and Bhansali are working out the dates. If they do it, it will mean that both will be doing a film after 17 years. Their last film together was Devdas (2002).”
Saif Ali Khan recently returned from London after wrapping up his film, Jawaani Jaaneman. It was a start-to-finish schedule. And now, the actor will be interacting with his fans via a chat show format where he will be in direct interaction with his fans discussing his experience, life, and anything or everything that one is keen to know.
We often see artist interacting with fans on digital but not the literal old school way that is one on one intimate interaction. And this show will be one of those. He has already covered this in San Jose, Seattle and Dallas. Due to his great popularity catapulted by his recent projects like Sacred Games, they will be conducting a similar chat show in the following cities in the States – Atlanta, Houston and New Jersey.
On the work front, Saif Ali Khan will next be seen in Jawaani Jaaneman, Laal Kaptaan as a Naga Sadhu and Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior co-starring Ajay Devgn.
Cadbury Dairy Milk Silk, India’s favorite premium chocolate brand ropes in millennial heartthrob Kartik Aaryan as the new entrant into the Silk family. The actor, who has been storming the box office with a series of romantic comedy blockbusters, fits in perfectly with the brand’s romantic appeal. His consistency matches the brand love that Cadbury Dairy Milk Silk enjoys and both will be a win-win together.
Commenting on the association, Anil Viswanathan, Director – Marketing (chocolates), Mondelez India, said, “Ever since we launched, Cadbury Dairy Milk Silk has grown to be one of our most successful chocolate innovations in the country and has played a lead in the premium segment, offering the consumers a unique and indulgent experience. We believe that our association with Kartik Aaryan will further help in strengthening our connection with the youth, taking Silk’s appeal to the next level.”
On becoming a part of the Silk family, Kartik Aaryan, said, “I love playing romantic fun-filled characters and I’m looking forward to partaking in yet another refreshing and romantic journey with the iconic Cadbury Dairy Milk Silk. I am extremely excited about this association.”
On the work front, Kartik Aaryan will be next starring in Pati Patni Aur Woh, Aaj Kal, Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2, Dostana 2.
It’s been a day with so many developments unfolding on social media. A few days before Inshallah or In-shaa-allah starring Salman Khan and Alia Bhatt was supposed to go on the floor, Salman announced that the film has been put on hold but said that he would still see everyone on Eid 2020. This was followed by a statement from Bhansali Productions in which they said that the film is shelved and they will announce something soon.
Ever since the news of Inshallah being delayed was announced, rumours of the reasons have started doing the rounds. According to some sources, the ace filmmaker didn’t appreciate the constant interference in his artistic vision.
A source says, “Sanjay Leela Bhansali respects and loves his actors and suggestions are welcome but not if they aim to alter the narrative. Hence, he has taken the decision to shelve the film. However, they are still friends and Sanjay Leela Bhansali has immense love and respect for him.”
Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Salman Khan have had a past in which they did Khamoshi: The Musical and Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam. He was introduced to Salman by Manisha Koirala during Khamoshi and this followed by the a huge hit with Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Ajay Devgn. But, they also had a fallout after Bhansali cast Shah Rukh Khan as Devdas. They were supposed to do a film together but Guzaarish eventually went to Hrithik Roshan. Finally, after years, they reunited in Saawariya which marked the debut of Ranbir Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor. With Inshallah, they were returning after two decades.
Salman Khan reveals that Sanjay Leela Bhansali was a friend even before he met him for Khamoshi through Manisha Koirala. They did Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam. When he approached him for Inshallah, he liked the script and was on board for the film. He said that one thing he knows about Sanjay is that he won’t be unfaithful to his work. He wants Bhansali to make the film he wants to. He said that nothing has changed between them and he hopes nothing has changed for Sanjay as well. Salman added that he is extremely close to his mother Leela and sister Bela. He wished the best for the filmmaker and said that he will work in the future with him.
Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s films have always had incredible popularity and celebrated not only in our country but overseas as well. His films are known for setting new benchmarks. Be it Ram Leela, which offered a new vision to love or a Bajirao Mastani, which further broke records of Ram Leela to become a beautiful amalgamation of love and sacrifice. His last offering Padmaavat, has soared high with its distinct treatment to a queen’s life and her loyalty and love for her husband.
While we wait for official announcements from both the parties about their next film, Salman Khan has hinted that he might come on Eid 2020 with Kick 2. With that being said, Akshay Kumar has already preponed Laxmmi Bomb and will be arriving on Eid, May 22, 2020.