The ninth installment, which ended five years ago, had Karan Johar, Jacqueline Fernandez, Farah and Ganesh Hedge making the panel of judges
Farah Khan, Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol
The makers of the celebrity dance reality show, Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa, have big plans for the tenth season. Reports are rife that they have approached Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol and Farah Khan to be the judges for the show, which is slated to roll in July. The ninth installment, which ended five years ago, had Karan Johar, Jacqueline Fernandez, Farah and Ganesh Hedge making the panel of judges. It is unlikely for KJo to accommodate the dance reality show in his date diary as he is currently preoccupied with his next directorial venture, Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani. Next month, he is also slated to shoot the new season of his chat show. On that note, SRK is currently working on Rajkumar Hirani’s Dunki and also has Atlee’s untitled film under production. So it remains to be seen how the superstar will fit in the dance reality show in his busy schedule in the coming months.
Over three years since her television comeback, Kasautii Zindagii Kay, Aamna Sharif returns to the screen. This time, in the web show Aadha Ishq, set against the breath-taking locations of Srinagar, Gulmarg and Mussoorie. While portraying the many tribulations her character goes through was a challenging task, Aamna said, “essaying an emotionally inclined character has been a learning experience of a lifetime” for her.
Samantha was holidaying in Dubai when her new Telugu film with Vijay Deverakonda was announced last week with a puja ceremony. The Family Man 2 actor has now taken off to Kashmir, where the Shiva Nirvana directorial venture goes on floors. Vijay has already reached the location for his second collaboration with Samantha. They first worked together in Mahanati (2018). The new film also sees Sam reunite with her Majili director after three years.
Budget no bar
Director Ali Abbas Zafar and his team are leaving no stone unturned in making the Akshay Kumar and Tiger Shroff-starrer, Bade Miyan Chote Miyan, the biggest action thriller till date. While the pre-production is underway for the cameras to roll later this year, we hear the cost of production, with the high-octane action set pieces, is said to be about Rs 125 crore. That is said to be nearly three times the budget of an Akki film, minus his remuneration. With the actors’ fees et al, insiders peg the landing cost (with prints and advertising) of the action extravaganza to R350 crore. Though the title reminds us of David Dhawan’s 1998 comic caper starring Amitabh Bachchan and Govinda in double roles, Ali has come up with an altogether new script to justify his action heroes.
A cameo for Suriya?
On Monday, Akshay Kumar and Radhika Madan started shooting the Hindi adaptation of the 2020 Tamil hit, Soorarai Pottru. Now, buzz is that Suriya, actor and producer of the original film based on Captain GR Gopinath, may have a cameo in the Bollywood version. While the discussion is still in the nascent stages, the makers will reportedly take the call when they’re nearing completion of the shooting.
No hurry to marry
Pulkit Samrat and Kriti Kharbanda started dating while shooting Pagalpanti (2019). Since then, she has become a part of his family and also attended his brother’s wedding last March. Addressing their shaadi plans, Pulkit pointed out that “marriage sometimes tends to change the equation between the two individuals”. Talking about Kriti, he elaborated, “Both of us are ambitious individuals. We’ve had our share of slips in our careers, so we need that constant push. I’m lucky to have her in my life as she keeps me grounded and on track. So, right now, that’s what we are doing, just trying to be the best version of ourselves so that we can be even better for each other.”
Ranveer’s Dholida with Alia
After a hat-trick of hits with Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Ranveer Singh more than made up for his absence in the Alia Bhatt-starrer, Gangubai Kathiawadi. In a video of the making of Dholida song, he has made his energetic presence felt and how! The actor not only dropped by for a dekko of the song picturisation, but also shook a leg with the film’s leading lady. While the video has Alia speaking about the challenges of shooting the pacy track, her Gully Boy co-actor is also seen cheering her as she nails the moves in this high energy number.
New officer in cop universe
After getting Shilpa Shetty on board for his web series, Indian Police Force, Rohit Shetty has roped in Vivek Oberoi for a pivotal part. Sharing a still from the set, he welcomed the actor, saying, “Meet the most experienced senior officer of our squad.” Vivek, who hit the OTT space with Inside Edge, shared the same picture, saying, “Charged to join the best force and be a supercop in the Rohit Shetty Cop Universe! Thank you bro for trusting me with this amazing role! Loving the kickass action with my other two super cops, the awesome Sidharth Malhotra, and the one and only Shilpa Shetty. Heroism in khakhi!”