Ayushmann Khurrana-starrer Anek's release postponed by 2 weeks to May 27 to avoid clash with Ranveer Singh’s Jayeshbhai Jordaar; the trailer of Anek will be attached to Jayeshbhai Jordaar
Ayushmann Khurrana and Ranveer Singh
As expected, the release of Ayushmann Khurrana-starrer Anek has been deferred by two weeks. Initially scheduled to open in cinemas on May 13, the Anubhav Sinha directorial venture will now come on May 27. With this move, the producers have avoided a clash with Ranveer Singh’s Jayeshbhai Jordaar, which arrives on May 13. As a goodwill gesture, the trailer of Anek will be attached to Jayeshbhai Jordaar when it releases. Previously, the Sidharth Malhotra-Rashmika Mandanna starrer Mission Majnu, also slated to hit the marquee on May 13, was postponed to June 10 to avoid a box-office face-off with Ranveer’s film.
A puja for Rishi first
Buzz is that before their wedding, Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt will perform a puja in the memory of Rishi Kapoor at RK bungalow in Chembur. The veteran actor was keen to see Ranbir get married. But he passed away on April 30, 2020, before the wedding could be planned. The puja will be attended by both families. Coming to the celebrations, sources say that Alia is sure to make guests emotional with her act in the sangeet ceremony. She has chosen Dilbaro, an emotional song for a daughter’s bidaai from Raazi (2018), and her performance is sure to leave the guests teary-eyed. RK and Alia have forbidden guests from sharing pictures of their wedding ceremonies.
Fun times ahead
Even as his two light-hearted films are being written by Luv Ranjan and Anees Bazmee, Arjun Kapoor has reportedly finalised a third project in the genre. The actor, who showcased his comic timing in Two States and Mubarakan, will be collaborating with Mudassar Aziz, director of Pati Patni Aur Woh and the Happy Bhag Jayegi series. With the paperwork complete, pre-production in time for the movie to roll in June-July. The makers of the dramedy are expected to finalise an A-lister as the film’s leading lady soon.
A mythological for Sonal
After bagging Ghost opposite south megastar Nagarjuna, Sonal Chauhan has been signed on for a key role in Adipurush. The Om Raut-directorial venture starring Prabhas, Saif Ali Khan and Kriti Sanon has been making news since its announcement. The Jannat actor enthused, “I’m excited about working in Adipurush. It is a different world from the kind of work I’ve done so far. I am sure the audiences will enjoy the magnum opus when it releases on January 12, 2023.”
In love with Assam
Shruti Haasan, who was recently felicitated by Assam’s Culture and Tourism Ministry for her outstanding contribution to Indian cinema at the Annual Rongali Festival, has fallen in love with all things Assamese. She enthused, “Assam is culturally rich and such a beautiful place. The people are so welcoming and their hospitality is endearing. It was a memorable experience that I’ll cherish for a long time,” said Shruti.
Elli wraps up her Tamil debut
Elli AvrRam, who recently finished shooting her maiden Tamil film, Naane Varuven, is thankful to Dhanush for his support. Calling it her most challenging role so far, she said that the south sensation made sure she was comfortable during the shoot and was always happy to help. All praise for his brother, director Selvaraghavan, Elli added that under his direction, she grew as an actor. Terming her experience of working with the duo a dream, she said that she would love to collaborate with them again.
Farhan Akhtar and Shibani Dandekar got a unique wedding gift from their friends — a casting of their clasped hands. Artist Bhavna Jasra, who curates hands and feet castings, shared some pictures from the couple’s hand casting on social media, saying, “Farhan Akhtar and Shibani Dandekar impressed in love. Their friends couldn’t think of a better wedding gift than this to celebrate their togetherness & something that they will cherish for a lifetime!”
What the scratch!
Tara Sutaria was gung-ho about promoting Heropanti 2, her upcoming release with Tiger Shroff, on a dance reality show yesterday. However, her excitement fizzled out when she developed a scratch while getting dressed for the shoot. Our source tells us that Tara tried applying ice for relief, but it didn’t help. Mighty upset with the way her day was panning out, she walked off in a huff. With his leading lady gone, Tiger had to promote the film all by himself.