Bengali legends Rani Mukerji and Sourav Ganguly come together on a reality TV show

    Both iconic and are the pride of Bengal. Rani Mukerji and Sourav Ganguly will come together on television for Sourav’s hugely successful Bengali reality TV show Dadagiri. Rani will be heading to the city of Kolkata to shoot this special episode that focuses on Rani’s forthcoming film Hichki.

    A source from the channel says, “Rani and Sourav are both legends. This episode will be the most special one that we have shot ever. They will make for a winning combination on TV. Sourav, or Dada as he is fondly called, will be speaking to Rani on her forthcoming film Hichki. Rani has started a campaign for the film that sees her quiz icons about their real-life hichkis (weaknesses) and she will quiz Sourav on the same. It will be quite interesting to know about dada’s hichki. We are sure it will be a big revelation.” 

    Rani plays the character of Naina Mathur who has a nervous system disorder, Tourette syndrome that forces an individual to make involuntary repetitive movements or sounds. Hichki focuses on turning disadvantages into opportunities and staring down at challenges that life throws at one and ultimately winning over them. It is also a subtle reminder about discrimination that exists in our society and has become a part of our daily lives. It highlights this through the story of Naina, who faces discrimination from our society that firmly believes she cannot be a teacher because of her disorder.

    Hichki, a feel-good entertaining film, is set to touch the hearts of audiences when it releases on 23 February 2018.

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    VIDEO: New dialogue promo of Padmavat. Ranveer Singh looking his 'evil' best

    A new dialogue promo video of Padmavat has been released. Padmavat which stars Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor has been surrounded by controversy ever since the filming began

    Following death threats and applications to ban the film in court, the film has now finally been certified and is scheduled to release on 25 January.

    The new promo shows the intensity of Ranveer's character Alauddin Khilji as he is seen declaring battle. His character also seems to show shades of eccentricity as there is a moment where he is seen laughing in a very child like yet evil manner.

    Padmavat will be the first Indian film to release in 3Dand is directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=30&v=j2O68Ho3Zgg

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    Leaked pictures of Zoya's Gully Boy increases buzz around film.

    Ever since Zoya Akhtar's Gully Boy was announced with Alia Bhatt and Ranveer Singh, interest and excitement has been high. The lead pair have started filming for the film and were snapped recently on set.

    The pictures have gone viral and has heightened the buzz surrounding the film

    The story of the film revolves around a group of rappers from Dharavi who make it big.

    The leaked pictures show Alia in a hijab with very minimal makeup. Ranveer is seen in casual dress, sporting blue jeans and a grey shirt. The candid shots, particularly Alia's new avtar have certainly got everyone buzzing about the film.

     

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    Maneish Paul returns to the big screen with Baa Baa Black Sheep

    Maniesh Paul is set to return to the big screen with the upcoming movie, Baa Baa Black Sheep. The talented host, actor-comedian began his stint in movies with small roles in films such as Farah Khan's Tees Maar Khan, Maruti Mera Dost and ABCD. He then got his break as a leading man in Mickey Virus and went onto play the lead in movies like Tere Bin Laden 2 and Ranbanka.

    Baa Baa Blacksheep is directed by Vishwas Paandya, and has been in the making for more than two years, as it was launched back in 2015. Baa Baa Black Sheep stars Paul, Manjari Phadnis, Anupam Kher, Annu Kapoor and Kay Kay Menon.

    The film revolves around Baba (Manish Paul), who is initiated into his family business when he turns 25 by his father (played by Anupam Kher). But a professional revelation turns Baba's personal life upside down and how he comes of age juggling his love life with his professional one forms the crux of this comic thriller.

    The film is expected to release on 9 March 2018.  Here's wishing the film proves to be successful for Maniesh

     

     

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    Kabir Khan teams up with SRK for the sequel of the Dubai #BeMyGuest campaign

    If you've been wondering why Shahrukh Khan is seen popping up on your screens interacting with people in Dubai, well we can reveal that the video's are part of Dubai's Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) #BeMyGuest campaign videos. While the first video, which took YouTube by storm last year, featured Shah Rukh Khan surprising residents and visitors around Dubai, this year Shah Rukh Khan explores what he considers to be his second home and takes viewers on a fascinating, multi-faceted journey through the city of endless possibilities.

    Marking the first-ever collaboration between Shah Rukh Khan and acclaimed Bollywood director Kabir Khan, the newly launched 2.0 #BeMyGuest potrays Shah Rukh Khans journey across a series of short films that see him taking visitors to Dubai as a destination that holds global brand appeal in much the same way he does as an actor. Shah Rukh Khan reaches out to his legions of fans across the globe, introduces them to the lives of four different characters, and personalises each of their experiences of Dubai by injecting the warmth and spirit of the city that resonate with him, customised to the needs of every visitor. The stories allow audiences to explore Dubai and its variety of stunning tourist offerings, with SRK in his signature style leading them to create new memories and rekindle old ones in the city.

    The mini series with a hero compilation has been shot across picturesque and iconic locations in the city, including Dubais incredible range of themeparks specifically covering LEGOLAND® Dubai and Bollywood Parks Dubai; signature locations such as the Dubai Aquarium, Dubai Fountain and The Palace Downtown Dubai; and reveals secret treasures that showcase the stunning range of Dubais liberating landscapes, such as the mountainous Hatta region.

    Shah Rukh Khan commented, Last year I invited my fans around the world to Be My Guest while giving them a glimpse into my Dubai, as part of this exciting partnership with Dubai Tourism. This year, along with one of Bollywoods most recognised directors, Kabir Khan, were taking that partnership further to exploring new places and attractions but with the signature essence of Dubai that truly makes it a place where every visitor can feel like they belong to even greater heights.  I love this amazing city and Im really looking forward to once again sharing my experiences with my fans.

    Issam Kazim, CEO, Dubais Corporation for Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DCTCM), says, We are delighted to partner with Mr. Shah Rukh Khan once again for the new edition of this very special project, #BeMyGuest.  There is no one quite like him with his charisma, global appeal, and most importantly because he truly considers Dubai to be his second home and shares so many similarities with what Dubai stands for. Our video last year that saw Shah Rukh surprise and delight people in Dubai, garnered great response from across the world, but that was only the beginning of our journey.

    He continued: This time around, we continue to celebrate this strong bond by capturing Shah Rukh Khan directly exploring the city and what it has to offer to audiences across different age groups and demographics. We are also very pleased to work with Mr. Kabir Khan for the first time, as he has brought to life Dubais extensive tourism proposition, while weaving in Shah Rukhs unique relationship with the city. We look forward to sharing this series with our global audiences and the international dispora as well as the wider global fanbase of Shah Rukh Khan.

    Talking about this collaboration, director Kabir Khan added, Its been an absolute dream come true to work on this campaign with such power house names. I have always aspired to work with Shah Rukh, the charisma he brings to every shot is admirable, while Dubai has been one of my favourite cities to visit. In these films, weve done our best to capture the essence of Dubai, from its stunning locations to its welcoming hospitality. After working so closely with both Dubai Tourism and  Shah Rukh Khan, I can confidently call Dubai my home and cannot wait to be back.

    https://youtu.be/7HGHD9mRXVk

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    Anushka Sharma roped in for special appearance in Sanjay Dutt Biopic

    Anushka Sharma has been roped in for a special appearance in Rajkumar Hirani's Sanjay Dutt biopic. While all the other actors, including Ranbir Kapoor, Paresh Rawal, Manisha Koirala, Dia Mirza and Sonam Kapoor, will portray real-life characters in the film, Sharma's will be the only fictional one. Apparently, her character will be crucial to the biopic.

    She shot her parts in Bhopal and New York.

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    Scary First Look poster of Anushka Sharma's Pari

    After launching Pari's first look and a motion poster from the film, Anushka Sharma has unveiled a frightening gothic poster. In the poster, one can see Anushka sitting down in terror with loose messy hair and a ghost-like character draped in all-black standing behind the actress. The poster reads, 'Pari-Not a Fairytale'.

    In the previous poster that the makers shared was all about the haunting eyes, the cold, blue tint of doom and just one face – if Anushka Sharma's first look of 'Pari' at the onset of the shoot was eerie and cold and enough for everyone to be curious about the film – the filmmakers, in a surprise move, launched a screamer that leaves one breathless and anxious ensuring that the mood of this horror flick taps right into our system. Directed by debutant Prosit Roy, the film also stars Parambrata Chatterjee, Rajat Kapoor and Ritabhari Chakraborty.

    ‘Pari', produced by KriArj Entertainment and Clean Slate Films will be released worldwide by Pooja Films on March 02, 2018. This will be Anushka's third project as a producer. 'NH10' and 'Phillauri' were her previous productions.

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    Fourth installment of Hrithik Roshan’s Krrish to release on Christmas 2020

    On actor Hrithik Roshan's 44th birthday, his father Rakesh Roshan announced that 'Krrish 4' will release on Christmas 2020. The news was announced on Twitter.

    "Today is perhaps the best day to make the release day of 'Krrish 4' official. Christmas 2020 it is. A gift for all of you on Hrithik's birthday. Happy birthday Hrithik" Papa Roshan posted.

    Hrithik has featured in three instalments of 'Krrish', which started in 2006 as a science fiction superhero film, directed, produced, and written by Rakesh, and starring Priyanka Chopra, Rekha and Naseeruddin Shah.

    The journey of the series started with the blockbuster 'Koi... Mil Gaya' (2003), in which Hrithik essayed the role of a mentally challenged youth who befriends an alien.

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    Parineeti Chopra bags female lead in Akshay Kumar's Kesari

    Producer Karan Johar took to his Twitter to announce that Parineeti Chopra has been signed to play the female lead in Akshay Kumar's 'Kesari'. He wrote, "The lead actress in #KESARI is ........PARINEETI CHOPRA! @ParineetiChopra."

    Previously there were rumours of Katrina Kaif playing this role. However, it was later reported that Katrina backed out of the film considering Salman Khan's withdrawal as one of the film's producers. Parineeti is believed to be playing Kumar’s wife in the film and this will be her second film with Karan Johar's Dharma Productions after 'Hasee Toh Phasee' opposite Sidharth Malhotra.

    'Kesari' is based on 1857 Battle of Saragarhi between Sikh soldiers of the British Indian army and Pashtun Orakzai tribesmen.

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    Vidya Balan set to play powerful role of Indira Gandhi

    Award winning actress Vidya Balan is set to play former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi onscreen in a project based on journalist-author Sagarika Ghoses book "Indira: Indias Most Powerful Prime Minister"

    In a statement Vidya said: "I am happy to have acquired the rights to Sagarika Ghose's 'Indira...', because I have always wanted to play Indira Gandhi. I haven't decided yet whether it should be a film or a web series, but that will take a while anyway,"

    Ghose, praised Vidya and shared how she felt by writing: "Most excited to see 'Indira' on-screen!"

    The book, which is published by Juggernaut Books, is a no-holds-barred biographical portrait that looks for answers to lingering issues: from why Indira Gandhi revoked the Emergency to her son Sanjay's curious grip over her; and from her bad marriage and love affairs to her dangerous religious politics.

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