Filmmaker Karan Johar, known for bringing all the talented peeps of the Bollywood industry together, has done it again! For the first time ever, he has brought together an ensemble cast spanning across all age groups and fields for his next movie, Kalank.
Kalank, touted to be Karan Johar’s dream project, is going to be directed by 2 States director, Abhishek Varman. A period drama set in the 1940s, the movie was conceptualised by Johar and his late father, Yash Johar. The film marks the collaboration of three biggest production houses of Bollywood including Karan’s Dharma Productions, Fox Star Studios and Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment.
Meanwhile, our favourite stars are coming together for this new movie and have already started shooting for the first song! Check it out here!
— Varun Dhawan (@Varun_dvn) April 24, 2018
Starring Madhuri Dixit, Alia Bhatt, Sanjay Dutt, Varun Dhawan, Aditya Roy Kapur and Sonakshi Sinha, Kalank is going to go on the floors this year and will release on 19 April, 2019. With Karan Johar’s panache for finesse, perfection and attention to minor details, Kalank looks to be a promising and entertaining watch.
For a long time now, our Bollywood directors have been in love with the idea of period dramas as a genre. In fact, Karan Johar can do the unexpected! He has convinced Sanjay Dutt to star opposite Madhuri Dixit after a long gap of 21 years due to their personal fueds with each other! A source close to Dharma Productions revealed saying KJo spoke to Dutt, advising him to let bygones be bygones. “Karan reminded Dutt that whatever had happened between Dixit and Dutt was in the past, that they are now happily married and with children. Let the past bury itself,” Bollywood Hungama quoted a source as saying. Dutt, thus, agreed.
Laal Kaptaan Teaser Released On Saif Ali Khan’s Birthday
Nawab of Pataudi Saif Ali Khan turns 49 today. To celebrate his birthday, the makers of his upcoming movie, Laal Kaptaan, released a teaser of the film.
The makers unveiled an intense teaser of the much awaited movie, in which Saif Ali Khan, as Naga Sadhu, is seen applying vibhooti to his forehead while saying, “Har Ram ka apna Raavan. Har Ram ka apna Dussehra.”
Saif Ali Khan’s look in the film was revealed on May 20th 2019. While revealing the first look of the movie, Managing Director of Eros International Sunil Lulla said, “Saif is a gifted actor and this script allows him to showcase his talent like never before. Laal Kaptaan boasts of a larger than life landscape, dramatic characters and a gripping story that makes it a first of its kind.”
Saif revealed about his preparation for the movie and said, “I even got my ears pierced for the role, which I was worried about initially. My hair has grown a lot. It bothered me throughout summer, when I was shooting in Rajasthan’s sweltering heat. It took me 40 minutes to two hours sometimes to just get into hair and make up for the part.”
Produced under the banners of Eros International and Colour Yellow Productions, Laal Kaptaan is directed by Navdeep Singh. The movie stars Saif Ali Khan and follows two brothers on their journey of revenge. Laal Kaptaan will be released nationwide on October 11th, 2019.
National Award Winner Surekha Sikri Reveals She Suffered From Brain Stroke
Recently, winners of the 66th National Film Awards were announced. Actress Surekha Sikri won the award for Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal of a quarreling grandmother in the Ayushmann Khurrana starrer Badhaai Ho (2018.)
However, the 74 year old veteran actress is not working on any new project since almost 10 months now because of health reasons. Surekha Sikri recently revealed in an interview she suffered a brain stroke a few months back after she fell and hit her head in Mahabaleshwar. Ever since then, the actress has been resting. She added the doctors assured she will be alright soon.
The actress expressed her excitement about winning the National Film Award and said, “I think it should have won the Best Screenplay Award as well as the script is the king and today content rules. The film has a family drama with a universal appeal. Bahut gharon mein relationships kuch aise hi hote hai. I am humbled that kuch logon ne mujhe is laayak samjha to give me an award. I am quite thrilled. I realised that so many people love me and it is because of Badhaai Ho, I think. The first time I won the National Award for Tamas, I was over the moon. It was a huge deal. Winning such prestigious awards changes the way people look at you, think of you. More people want to work with you.”
This was the third time Surekha Sikri was honoured with a National Film Award. She won the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress twice before, for Tamas (1988) and Mammo (1994.) Sikri is best known for her portrayal of Dadisa in the television series Balika Vadhu. Surekha Sikri gained immense recognition and appreciation for her role in Badhaai Ho as well.
Shamshera – Ranbir Kapoor and Vaani Kapoor To Shoot In Ladakh
According to the latest reports, the Ranbir Kapoor and Vaani Kapoor starrer Shamshera will begin its shooting in Ladakh. This will make Shamshera the first film to shoot in Ladakh after it was declared a union territory.
Ranbir Kapoor and Vaani Kapoor were recently spotted at the Mumbai Airport, heading out of town for the movie’s shoot. While the details regarding the Ladakh schedule were kept under wraps, it is reported Ranbir and Vaani will shoot for 10 days in Ladakh with the rest of the crew.
A source close to the film said, “Shamshera will have the most breath-taking visual experience that audiences have seen on screen and the director (Karan Malhotra) has left no stone unturned to make his film a spectacle! He was certain that he wanted to shoot some of the most crucial portions of the film in Ladakh because it would add to the visual appeal of the film. Ranbir and Vaani have both left Mumbai for this shooting schedule.”
Shamshera is a big budget adventure film produced by Aditya Chopra. The movie will follow a dacoit tribe of India during the 1800s, fighting for their independence from the British. The film is directed by Karan Malhotra and stars Ranbir Kapoor, Vaani Kapoor and Sanjay Dutt in lead roles. Ranbir Kapoor will play a dual role in the movie, essaying the role of the lead character Shamshera and his father. Vaani Kapoor will play Shamshera’s love interest in the movie, while Sanjay Dutt will play the main villain. Shamshera is slated to hit theaters on July 30th, 2020.
Prada – Alia Bhatt’s First Music Video Out Now
Alia Bhatt collaborated with the Lamberghini duo The Doorbeen for her first music video, named Prada. The video featuring Alia Bhatt was released on August 13th by the makers and the neon lit music video looks really amazing.
Alia, in the video, looks absolutely gorgeous with her glamorous outfits and fabulous dance moves. The track for the video is sung by The Doorbeen duo Onkar Singh and Gautam Sharma, along with newcomer Shreya Sharma. The groovy tunes of the song are also captivating.
While speaking about his experience of filming with Alia Bhatt, Gautam of The Doorbeen said, “She made us feel so comfortable and she’s so sweet and humble! She didn’t make us feel like newcomers or that she’s such a big star. She cracked jokes and chatted with us so much that we were completely at ease and the shoot was done smoothly.”
On the workfront, Alia was last seen in Karan Johar’s Kalank, which did not perform well at the box office. She will be next seen alongside boyfriend Ranbir Kapoor in Ayan Mukerji’s Brahmastra. She will also star in Karan Johar’s upcoming magnum opus Takht, alongside Janhvi Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Vicky Kaushal, Ranveer Singh, Anil Kapoor and Bhumi Pednekar.
Sridevi 56th Birth Anniversary – Kapoor Family Shares Heartfelt Messages
Sridevi’s daughter Janhvi Kapoor shared a lovely post on her late mother’s 56th birth anniversary. The legendary actress, who would have turned 56 today, was remembered not only by her daughter but also by family and fans alike.
Janhvi took to Instagram to share a photo of Sridevi with a caption which read, “Happy birthday Mumma, I love you.”
Sridevi’s husband Boney Kapoor also shared a heartfelt message for her.
— Boney Kapoor (@BoneyKapoor) August 13, 2019
Apart from Jhanvi, Sridevi’s brother in law Anil Kapoor and his wife Sunita Kapoor too paid their tributes to the late actress, on social media.
Today is a bittersweet day as we celebrate you on what would have been your 56th Birthday…We feel the sadness of your loss deeply, but remembering your smile and the joy you brought to all our lives unites us in your memory…We miss you everyday #Sridevi! pic.twitter.com/O8XwPUQGy4
— Anil Kapoor (@AnilKapoor) August 13, 2019
Sridevi’s death by accidental drowning on February 24th 2018 shocked the entire Nation and left her husband and daughters, Janhvi and Khushi Kapoor, devastated. Janhvi spoke about her struggle with coping with her mother’s loss and said, “It hasn’t been an easy experience. My work and my family has given me the strength to go on. If it wasn’t for coming back to the sets of Dhadak or being able to act, I think it would have been much tougher than what it is now. I am very thankful that I had the opportunity to work in the film and act. It saved me in many ways.”
In an earlier interview, Sridevi’s husband Boney Kapoor shared they miss her everyday. “There are heroes and then there are legends, heroes get remembered but legends never die. Sri lives with us every day… Not a minute goes by when we don’t miss her,” he said.
With a career spanning nearly five decades, Sridevi is considered the first female superstar of Bollywood. She became famous for her roles in movies like Himmatwala (1983,) Nagina (1986,) Mr. India (1987) and Chandni (1989,) Her recent films English Vinglish (2012) and Mom (2017) also received many praises and Sridevi was awarded the National Film Award posthumously for Mom.
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