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Have you heard? Fawad Khan returns?

Updated on: 24 December,2022 07:52 AM IST  |  Mumbai
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Fawad Khan starrer Pakistani film The Legend of Maula Jatt is gearing up for release in India. The film is expected to hit the screens this month

Have you heard? Fawad Khan returns?

Fawad Khan

Fawad returns?

Fawad Khan starrer Pakistani film The Legend of Maula Jatt is gearing up for release in India. The film is expected to hit the screens this month. It is a remake of the 1979 Pakistani classic film Maula Jatt, and also stars Hamza Ali Abbasi, Humaima Malik and Mahira Khan. The film, which reportedly crossed the R200 crore mark at the worldwide box office, emerging as the first Pakistani movie to achieve this record, will reportedly hit screens on December 30. Recently, Ranbir Kapoor had congratulated the team for its immense success when highlighting that he’d be glad to collaborate with Pakistani artistes.

Also Read: Fawad Khan: There’s place for all in this artistic landscape

A film worth celebrating

Given the interest shown by cinephiles in the comic caper Andaz Apna Apna, years after its release, late producer Vinay Singh’s children have decided to dedicate an Instagram page to the film. Created in a bid to keep his memories alive, the page features one post that was shared yesterday. Released in 1994, the film that starred Salman Khan, Aamir Khan, Karisma Kapoor and Raveena Tandon did not perform well at the box office at the time of its release. However, over the years, cinephiles warmed up to it. Today, it is referred to as a cult classic.

Also Read: Mahira Khan: Bollywood was never really the aim

Taking a stand

Drawing parallels between Lata Mangeshkar and her, Kangana Ranaut said that like the late singer, she has also refused to perform at weddings throughout her journey in the industry, despite being offered “insane amount of money” to do so. Sharing on her social media handle a video of Asha Bhosle stating that her sister, Mangeshkar, never performed at weddings despite being offered a million dollars, Ranaut wrote: “Even I never danced at weddings or private parties, even though I have the most popular songs. I’ve denied insane amount of money, and I’m glad to come across this video. Lata ji is truly so inspiring.” Ranaut is currently filming her directorial venture, Emergency, which sees her as the former prime minister, Indira Gandhi. She had been filming in Assam.

Filmy route

Rappers D’Evil and Shah Rule, who worked on Ayushmann Khurrana’s An Action Hero, have shared their experience of collaborating with him. D’Evil says, “A life of stardom has its own pros and cons. I have experienced it first-hand and that’s why I could write appropriate lyrics for this film.” Shah Rule adds, “The premise of the film and the pivotal moments for which we were asked to write, were exciting. It suited our vocal styles and tones.”

Choosing wisely

Given that her latest track is a recreation of Urmila Matondkar’s Yai re, Iulia Vantur fittingly turned to the actor for inspiration while recreating it. The track, a collaboration with Honey Singh, released recently. Vantur says, “The thought of matching the steps from the original song picturised on Urmila ji made me nervous at first. But as I watched the song, I was able to draw inspiration from her and create a new vibe.” Her previous tracks include Mai chala, Designer lehenga, and Tera tha tera hoon.

Trouble for Bear?

British adventurer Bear Grylls, who has collaborated with actors like Ranveer Singh and Vicky Kaushal for his adventure show, has been summoned in a copyright infringement suit moved by script writer Arrman Shankar Sharma. Sharma claimed Grylls, along with certain broadcast platforms, had infringed on his original copyrighted script, Aakhri Dum Takk—Till the Last Breath, by broadcasting the reality show Get Out Alive with Bear Grylls. When it was pointed out that the show has been airing since the last 10 years, Sharma argued that it hadn’t been telecast in India until earlier this year, and that it must no longer be telecast in the country.

Amit shares vital details

Amit Sadh shared a few details relating to his Kai Po Che co-star Sushant Singh Rajput’s death, in a recent podcast. “This industry is difficult. [His death] was and will remain a big thing for me. It will never become dated. Three to four months before he passed away, I spoke to someone who knows him, and asked for his number. I [wanted to] talk to him because we were all hearing things. The person told me he had shut himself completely, and his number had changed.” Sadh went on to reveal that he had tried to commit suicide four times in the past, between the age of 16 and 18, and hence understands a suicidal person’s mindset. Sadh said society’s role in a person’s death cannot be ignored. “It is not the person’s fault, but it is society’s fault. The people who were around that person are the ones who are at fault.”

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