Sidharth Malhotra in action avatar in BTS picture from Indian Police Force sets

Sidharth Malhotra shared glimpses from his upcoming action flick 'Indian Police Force' on Saturday on his social media account. Taking to his Instagram stories, the 'Marjaavaan' actor treated fans with a new picture from the hardcore action scene from the series where he is seen taking two goons with full force. Sharing the picture, the 'Shershaah' actor wrote, #INDIANPOLICEFORCE' and also tagged Rohit Shetty. In the black and white picture, Sidharth was seen kicking one of the goons and twisting the hand of the other. He was seen in full-action mode. Also Read: Check out how Sidharth Malhotra wished his rumoured girlfriend Kiara on birthday 'Indian Police Force', which will be out on Amazon Prime, aims to pay an ode to the "selfless service, unconditional commitment and fierce patriotism of our police officers across the country." Actors Shilpa Shetty Kundra and Vivek Oberoi are also a part of the project. Talking more about the series, Rohit said, "Indian Police Force is a very special one for me and I've been working on it for years. I'm delighted to be collaborating with Amazon Prime Video to breathe life into this story which will transcend geographies and linguistic barriers, providing me with an opportunity to showcase the same to audiences worldwide." He added, "I am super excited to be working with the amazingly talented Sidharth Malhotra in this series. I have always strived to push the envelope of action-first entertainment and with this series, I am confident we will create a new benchmark."Interestingly, Rohit will shine the spotlight on Delhi Police with the 'Indian Police Force'. Meanwhile, on the work front, Sidharth's upcoming film 'Thank God' which was set to release this year in July has been shifted to Diwali 2022. 'Thank God' also stars actor Rakul Preet. Helmed by Indra Kumar, 'Thank God' is touted as a slice-of-life film. The film is produced by Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar, Ashok Thakeria, Sunir Kheterpal, Deepak Mukut, Anand Pandit and Markand Adhikari and co-produced by Yash Shah. Apart from 'Thank God', Sidharth also has a few projects in the pipeline. He is working on 'Mission Majnu', a spy movie directed by Shantanu Bagchi alongside Rashmika Mandanna. He is also shooting for the action-thriller 'Yodha' starring Disha Patani. Also Read: 'Shamshera' director breaks silence on reactions to Ranbir Kapoor starrer This story has been sourced from a third party syndicated feed, agencies. Mid-day accepts no responsibility or liability for its dependability, trustworthiness, reliability and data of the text. Mid-day management/mid-day.com reserves the sole right to alter, delete or remove (without notice) the content in its absolute discretion for any reason whatsoever

08 August,2022 03:24 PM IST | Mumbai | ANI
Tara Sutaria. Pic/Yogen Shah

Tara Sutaria drops intimate dinner pictures from Aadar Jain's b'day celebrations

Bollywood actor Tara Sutaria shared glimpses from the birthday celebrations of her boyfriend Aadar Jain on Saturday on her social media account. Taking to Instagram, the 'Marjaavaan' actor re-shared a sling of pictures from the intimate dinner with her close friends. In the pictures, Tara looked gorgeous as she was seen wearing a white corset top that she paired with distressed blue jeans. She completed her look with a pair of white boots, and statement jewellery and kept her tresses open to increase the chic quotient of her outfit. On the other hand, the birthday boy was seen dressed in a black-white printed shirt with black denim. He opted for black shoes to compliment his comfy yet stylish look. In the last pictures, the 'Student of the Year 2' actor was seen with her girl gang. Also Read: Tara Sutaria to star in 'Apurva'           View this post on Instagram                       A post shared by TARA💫 (@tarasutaria) Tara on Friday poured in a sweet birthday wish for her boyfriend Aadar Jain. She shared a sling of pictures, which she captioned, "Happy Birthday, my whole" followed by heart and earth emoticons. Aadar and Armaan are the sons of Reema Jain and Manoj Jain. Reema Jain is the late Raj Kapoor's daughter. Aadar, who turned 28 on August 5, and made his Bollywood debut with 'Qaidi Band' in 2017, and is currently dating actress Tara Sutaria. Tara and Aadar made her relationship Instagram official back in August 2020. Tara shared a picture featuring Aadar on his birthday and wrote, "Ever thine, ever mine, ever ours! Happy Birthday to my favourite person @aadarjain." On the work front, he was last seen in the Amazon Prime film Hello Charlie, alongside Jackie Shroff, Shhloka Pandit and Elnaaz Norouzi. Produced by Excel Entertainment, the film failed to impress the audience. Tara, on the other hand, made her debut with Karan Johar's 'Student of the Year 2' in the year 2019 alongside Ananya Panday. She is currently riding high on the success of her recent release film 'Ek Villain Returns' which also stars Arjun Kapoor, Disha Patani and John Abraham.  Also Read: Arjun Kapoor: Tara Sutaria and I have natural chemistry with each other! This story has been sourced from a third party syndicated feed, agencies. Mid-day accepts no responsibility or liability for its dependability, trustworthiness, reliability and data of the text. Mid-day management/mid-day.com reserves the sole right to alter, delete or remove (without notice) the content in its absolute discretion for any reason whatsoever

08 August,2022 03:18 PM IST | Mumbai | ANI
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Jug Jugg Jeeyo to have a sequel?

The 'Jug Jugg Jeeyo' team is riding high on the success of the film. The cast of the film celebrated the success at their producer KJo's house and guess what? Kiara Advani, the lead actor, has hinted at a sequel to the movie! Kiara shared pictures from the intimate celebratory dinner and while we love them, it's her caption that caught our attention. Kiara wrote, "Thank you for the abundant love for our film Jugjugg Jeeyo. Raj Mehta, is there a sequel in the waiting?" Alia Bhatt took to the comment section of the post and replied, "It's a biggish."           View this post on Instagram                       A post shared by KIARA (@kiaraaliaadvani) Amongst those present were the director of the film Raj Mehta, Producer Karan Johar, CEO of Dharma Productions Apoorva Mehta, choregrapher Farah Khan along with the cast of the film - Anil Kapoor, Neetu Kapoor, Kiara Advani, Varun Dhawan, Prajakta Koli, and Maniesh Paul. Also Read: Kiara Advani, Varun Dhawan, Neetu Kapoor's 'Jugjugg Jeeyo' enters Rs 100 Cr club Varun Dhawan also shared pictures from the party and hinted at a sequel. He wrote, "Thank u for the love app sab #jugjuggjeeyo...#JugjuggJeeyo2", accompanied by a deep in thought emoji. 'Jug Jugg Jeeyo' hit the screens on June 24 this year and collected around Rs 85.03 crores across India. The family entertainer revolves around two couples of different generations on the verge of divorce. It hit the OTT platform Amazon Prime a month later and has been liked by many. Well, no confirmation has been given by the makes of the film as far as a sequel to the much-loved film is concerned but Kiara and Varun's captions on Instagram posts sure have the fans excited. Also Read: 'Jugjugg Jeeyo' Box-Office: Karan Johar elated as film collects Rs. 50.24 crore This story has been sourced from a third party syndicated feed, agencies. Mid-day accepts no responsibility or liability for its dependability, trustworthiness, reliability and data of the text. Mid-day management/mid-day.com reserves the sole right to alter, delete or remove (without notice) the content in its absolute discretion for any reason whatsoever

08 August,2022 03:13 PM IST | Mumbai | ANI
Farhan Akhtar. Pic/Yogen Shah

Farhan Akhtar drops stunning glimpse of daughter Shakya on her birthday

Bollywood star Farhan Akhtar dropped a stunning glimpse of his daughter, Shakya Akhtar, on his social media handle, who turned one year older on Sunday. On Sunday, Farhan took to his Instagram handle and posted this glimpse with a beautiful caption, which read, "Happy birthday beautiful girl," and tagged his daughter with red heart emojis. The post gained a lot of love from Farhan's fans and friends from the industry. Diving into the comment section, Farhan's friend and actor Arjun Ramphal commented, "Happy birthday Shakya you looking so lovely. Have a super one." "Happy birthday to ur baby girl," added Karisma Kapoor. Amrita Arora replied, "Happy happy birthday darling shakya." Also Read: The Russo Brothers are in talks with Farhan, Ritesh for a new project           View this post on Instagram                       A post shared by Farhan Akhtar (@faroutakhtar) On the other hand, Shibani Dandekar also shared the same post on her IG Stories, she went on to write a heartfelt note along with it, which read, "happy birthday darling Sh! You stunning intelligent powerful creature! You deserve the world and more! Love you (heart emoji)." Meanwhile, Zoya Akhtar too dedicated a post for Shakya on Instagram. It read, "Happy Birthday Baby. Only (love emoji)." Shakya is the eldest child of Farhan and Adhuna Bhabani, his ex-wife. Shibani Dandekar, who is Shakya's stepmother, reposted the same and added her best wishes. Farhan and Shibani who dated for almost three years tied the knot at Farhan's family farmhouse in Khandala in the presence of close friends and family members on February 19. The daytime wedding was attended by several celebrities including Farah Khan, Rhea Chakraborty, Satish Shah, Ashutosh Gowariker, and Ritesh Sidwani. Hrithik Roshan also attended the wedding with his parents, Rakesh and Pinkie Roshan. On the work front, Farhan Akhtar is on cloud nine as he made his Hollywood debut with 'Ms. Marvel'. 'Ms. Marvel' is one of the highly anticipated Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) projects. It introduces Iman Vellani as Kamala Khan, aka the titular character, who is a Muslim American teenager growing up in Jersey City. An avid gamer and a voracious fan-fiction scribe, Kamala is a superhero mega-fan with an oversized imagination particularly when it comes to Captain Marvel. Also Read: Farhan Akhtar attends Adele's London concert with Shibani Dandekar Shibani, on the other hand, was last seen in the Telugu comedy-drama 'That Is Mahalakshmifilm' directed by Prasanth Varma and produced by Manu Kumaran.  This story has been sourced from a third party syndicated feed, agencies. Mid-day accepts no responsibility or liability for its dependability, trustworthiness, reliability and data of the text. Mid-day management/mid-day.com reserves the sole right to alter, delete or remove (without notice) the content in its absolute discretion for any reason whatsoever

08 August,2022 03:09 PM IST | Mumbai | ANI
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Jasmeet K Reen: What is art for if not to trigger conversation?

Darlings is a product of many things new – a new producer in Alia Bhatt, a new directorial voice in Jasmeet K Reen, and most importantly, a new lens through which the horrors of domestic abuse are captured. Beneath all the humour, the Bhatt, Shefali Shah and Vijay Varma-starrer hides the sensitive subject of domestic abuse in marriages. When we connect with Reen, who has also co-written the film with Parveez Sheikh, we start our chat with how she brought authenticity to the subject at hand. “When I wrote the story, I knew I wanted to do something different with the subject. I played with structure, mixed a couple of genres. I am happy that it has landed and people have connected with my voice. As artistes, whatever we create comes from our own experiences. When I started writing this film, I stopped watching anything. I didn’t want this to be referenced from anything at all. This story comes from life - one has grown up seeing violence of varied forms in Indian families,” says the first-time director. Before she told the story of Bhatt’s Badrunissa and her mother, essayed by Shah, Reen understood it was important to reflect the fear that women inherently carry. She elaborates, “We have a scene where Badru says, ‘Sab ladko ko line mein khada karke goli maar deni chahiye.’ That line comes from everyone we know who has faced helpless anger. But the character is so innocent that she gets scared when the cop calls [soon after], because as women, we are not even allowed to think bad things, let alone execute them. I wanted it to be a funny scene, but the after-feeling had to be of sadness that people live in such fear.” Jasmeet K Reen Reen sat on the film’s idea for a year before taking it to Sheikh. It took them two years to lock the milieu, the characters and their motivations. Thus was born Badrunissa, who after years of suffering abuse at husband Hamza’s hands, makes an audacious plan with her mother to avenge it. “I wanted the characters to be simple and sweet. Badru is the daughter of a single mom, and has never seen her father. So, when she has a husband who loves her, she wants to go all out. Hamza (Vijay Varma) loves her, and doesn't cheat on her. She believes he has only one problem - alcoholism. So Badru has justified it to herself that if she loves him all the way, he will change for her. Now most women operate from that romantic optimism that the man will change for her. Badru is not stupid; she views her spouse’s alcoholism as a disease. Her motivation is to change Hamza so she can have her dream life - house, baby and family, which she didn’t get. Alia is the kind of actor who keeps talking about the character and absorbs every bit of what you say. In front of the camera, she gave life to the character I had in mind." It was critical for the writer duo to humanise Varma’s character, Hamza. Reen says Varma discussed his character with them for four months, understanding his impulses and motivations. “Vijay and I spoke for four months about the character. Hamza is essentially an entitled man who doesn’t know he is doing wrong. When he is pulling Badru out of the house in a scene and says “Kya problem hai tumko. Aane Jane ki rok tok nahi hai, burquey ki zabardasti nahi hai…” That’s his way of giving freedom. He feels she will never leave him. The thing with the area they live in is that the boys in the area don’t get government jobs usually. This character has that chip but has not made it yet. The insecurity of money and status coupled with the fact that his boss bullies him comes out on Badru. The character is saying sorry and means it. He knows Badru is going well for him. My favourite scene is that scene where he lures her back, luring her with the child. They are both broken people. Men like Hamza will charm you into believing them. We wanted Vijay to bring the layers, and depict how men control women with manipulations." Bhatt with director Reen The dark comedy hasn’t gone down well with men’s rights activists, who believe it fans the idea of domestic violence against men. The call for boycott had started from stray groups on Twitter even before the film was released. How does she react to it? “We are happy that people are talking about it. What is art if not to trigger a conversation? If a conversation has begun, the film has done its job.”

08 August,2022 02:44 PM IST | Mumbai | Mohar Basu
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Waqt Ke Jungle from Taapsee-starrer Doobaara will take you deep into a new world

After giving a gist of Dobaaraa’s perplexing world with its intriguing trailer, the first song 'Waqt Ke Jungle' from the albums of Ektaa R Kapoor’s & Anurag Kashyap’s new-age thriller Dobaaraa is out now. The song is as fascinating as the movie is and it becomes just another reason for the audience to watch the film. Sung by Armaan Malik, with music by Gaurav Chatterji & lyrics by Hussain Haidry, the song promises a new world of thrillers through Dobaaraa. The song was launched on the Saregama Music YouTube channel. Also, an on-ground event was executed in Mithibai College, Mumbai among 1500 high-spirited youth who were able to relate to every single word from the song. The makers wanted the youth to find similarities with the song’s music and they were successful in it.            View this post on Instagram                       A post shared by Saregama India (@saregama_official) Also Read: Taapsee Pannu to portray two avatars in Anurag Kashyap's 'Dobaaraa' 'Waqt Ke Jungle' is a melody that is sung by Armaan Malik while it has been composed by Gaurav Chatterji. The relatable and heart-touching lyrics of the songs are written by Hussain Haidry. The song will capture glimpses from the film while it will take the audience deep into the suspenseful world of Dobaaraa. Speaking about the song Armaan Malik shares, “I have been an ardent fan of Anurag sir’s cinema and I am so excited to know that my new song ‘Waqt Ke Jungle’ is part of his upcoming mystery-thriller ‘Dobaaraa’ featuring Taapsee Pannu in the lead role. This one is very different from my other releases, especially because it’s a genre I haven’t sung in for Bollywood. It’s an out-and-out Drum & Bass track, composed by Gaurav Chatterji and written by Hussain Haidry. I’m so glad I get to showcase a different side of my musicality with each passing release. I just can’t wait to see the reaction of my fans to this one!” Starring award-winning actress Taapsee Pannu, the film is directed by the acclaimed director Anurag Kashyap and produced by Shobha Kapoor & Ektaa R Kapoor's Cult Movies, a new wing under Balaji Telefilms and Sunir Kheterpal & Gaurav Bose (Athena).  Also Read: Taapsee Pannu: I don't want to spend my birthday answering calls and messages Watch Dobaaraa on 19th August 2022 at the cinemas near you.

08 August,2022 02:40 PM IST | Mumbai | mid-day online correspondent
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Abhishek Bachchan to be felicitated the Leadership in Cinema Award at IFFM 2022

Actor Abhishek Bachchan will be at the 13th Indian Film Festival of Melbourne 2022, where he is going to be felicitated with the Leadership in Cinema Awards. Abhishek will also be delivering a special talk about his journey in Bollywood and the diversities of cinema. Abhishek, who was last seen in a social comedy called Dasvi on Netflix, started his career with JP Dutta’s romantic drama, Refugee(2000), and completed 22 years in Indian Cinema this year. He has enthralled his audience with some of his powerful performances in movies, like Yuva, Bunty aur Babli, Sarkar, and Ludo, to name a few. Also Read: Abhishek Bachchan & Kapil Dev to hoist flag at Melbourne film festival Abhishek says, "I’m excited and looking forward to being part of celebrating all things movies and cinema in Melbourne. I’m elated to have been invited by IFFM and to be part of a festival that truly celebrates Indian cinema in all its glory. For them to confer me with the Leadership in Cinema award is truly an honour for me and I’m thankful for the jury and the team of IFFM. To be in another country celebrating Indian pride and Indian content alongside my peers is something I’m truly looking forward to." IFFM will be taking place, physically and virtually, from 12-20 August 2022.  After the pandemic, this is the first time it has come with its physical event since 2020 and 2021 were done virtually. It is one of the biggest Indian film festivals that take place outside of India and is also the only Indian film festival backed by the Victorian government in Australia. The event will be hosting some of the big names of Bollywood like Karan Johar, Taapsee Pannu, Anurag Kashyap, Shefali Shah, and Vaani Kapoor, to name a few. Also Read: Amitabh Bachchan dubs for Anand Pandit's Gujarati film ‘Fakt Mahilao Mate’

08 August,2022 02:30 PM IST | Mumbai | mid-day online correspondent
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'SamBahadur': Vicky Kaushal, Sanya Malhotra, Fatima Sana Shaikh commence shoot

Marching on to day one of the shoots, the makers - RSVP have launched an exclusive video featuring glimpses of Vicky Kaushal as SamBahadur along with his co-stars, Sanya and Fatima. This video highlights the dedication to bringing the character alive, from Vicky's amazing transformation as Sam Bahadur and their table read sessions, to Meghna Gulzar and her team enthusiastically reimagining the realistic portrayal of characters through their reading sessions and preparation for the shoot.  Also Read: Sam Maneskshaw biopic: Vicky Kaushal shares first look Excited to embark on this journey, director Meghna Gulzar says, “Finally, after years of extensive research, writing, brainstorming and rigorous preparation, 'SamBahadur' has finally gone on floors. It is tremendously fulfilling to be on set and have the opportunity to tell the story of Sam Manekshaw's inspiring life. A life of bravery, courage, determination and righteousness. They don’t make men like him anymore!"           View this post on Instagram                       A post shared by Vicky Kaushal (@vickykaushal09) Vicky Kaushal adds, "I am fortunate to portray the role of a real-life hero and patriot who is still remembered and loved for his contributions to our country. There is a lot to learn and take back as an actor. With the amount of prep and hard work, the whole team has put in. I am sure the audiences will be thrilled to watch Sam's mesmerising journey to making India what it is today." Fatima Sana Shaikh says, "It's a huge honour to be a part of such an inspiring story of one of the greatest war heroes of our nation. I hope those who haven't heard of Sam Manekshaw will remember him forever once they watch Sam Bahadur".  Sanya Malhotra says, “Playing the part of Silloo, who has been Sam’s support system right through his journey is an absolute Honour. This is the first time I am sharing the screen with Vicky and being directed by Meghna Gulzar, my best endeavour would be to do justice to my part and to the film" Also Read: Dia, Fatima share experience of shooting at world's highest motorable pass Adds Ronnie Screwvala, “The world is looking to be inspired and there is no greater inspirational story and legacy than of FM Sam Manekshaw - A War hero, a leader, a great communicator, and a master strategist who lived his life with the highest level of self conviction and on his own terms - its an honour to bring to screen his life story which in many ways is India’s formative story.” Directed by Meghna Gulzar, starring Vicky Kaushal, Sanya Malhotra and Fatima Sana Shaikh and produced by Ronnie Screwvala, the film has commenced shoot and will hit theatres in 2023. Also Read: Fatima Sana Shaikh: We did one round of look test for film

08 August,2022 01:11 PM IST | Mumbai | mid-day online correspondent
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Fan tries to hold Shah Rukh Khan's hand, Aryan Khan protects the actor

Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan, the 'Chak De India' star was recently spotted at the Mumbai Airport along with her sons Aryan and Abram, and as usual, the paps mob around him and was clicking his pictures. Meanwhile, out of nowhere a fan came near the 'Don' actor with a phone in his hand to click a selfie. The fan went ahead to hold the actor's hand for a picture, due to which the actor felt uncomfortable and took a step back, his son Aryan then took the situation under control and calmed his father walking him ahead by holding his hand.           View this post on Instagram                       A post shared by Viral Bhayani (@viralbhayani) Due to this, the netizens could not see another anger phase of King Khan. Previously, due to his anger, Shah Rukh faced a five-year ban from Mumbai Cricket Association for entering the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, after the actor got into an obscene debate with the security officials for mishandling her younger daughter Suhana Khan and her friends. Also Read: Shah Rukh Khan returns to Mumbai in style after 'Dunki' shoot in Europe Apart from that, the 'Kuch Kuch Hota Hai' actor is one of the most loved celebrities in the world. Talking about his work front, Shah Rukh will be next seen in director Siddharth Anand's next thriller film 'Pathaan' alongside Deepika Padukone and John Abraham. The film is all set to hit the theatres on January 25, 2023. Along with this, he also has south director Atlee's 'Jawaan' alongside actor Nayanthara, which is slated to release on June 2, 2023, and Rajkumar Hirani's 'Dunki' opposite Taapsee Pannu. Also Read: Whacky Wednesday: When SRK called Vishal Bhardwaj to sing a song for him This story has been sourced from a third party syndicated feed, agencies. Mid-day accepts no responsibility or liability for its dependability, trustworthiness, reliability and data of the text. Mid-day management/mid-day.com reserves the sole right to alter, delete or remove (without notice) the content in its absolute discretion for any reason whatsoever

08 August,2022 12:17 PM IST | Mumbai | ANI
Ira Khan with Nupur Shikhare/picture courtesy: Official Instagram account

Ira Khan drops 'happy' picture with partner Nupur Shikhare

Bollywood star Aamir Khan's daughter Ira Khan dropped a twinning-in-black picture with her boyfriend Nupur Shikhare on social media, giving a major shoutout to her father Aamir Khan's film 'Laal Singh Chaddha'. On Sunday, Ira took to her Instagram handle and posted a picture of herself along with her boyfriend Nupur Shikhare. She extended her support for her father's upcoming film Laal Singh Chadha, ahead of its release.           View this post on Instagram                       A post shared by Ira Khan (@khan.ira) In the picture, Ira Khan and Nupur could be seen twinning in black. Her boyfriend donned a black t-shirt, while Ira opted for a sheer black top with a black bralette underneath that. The two smiled for the lens, as Nupur put his hand around Ira's waist. Ira posted the image and captioned it as, "Hey @nupur_shikhare #laalsinghchaddha," a shout-out to Aamir's movie. Also Read: Aamir Khan's character in 'Laal Singh Chaddha' gets SGPC approval Aamir shares 25-year-old daughter Ira with his ex-wife Reena Dutta. Aamir and Kiran got married on December 28, 2005. They welcomed their first son, Azad, through surrogacy in 2011. Aamir was earlier married to Reena Dutta but got separated in 2002. He has a daughter Ira and a son Junaid from his first marriage with Reena. Helmed by Advait Chandan, 'Laal Singh Chaddha' is an official Hindi adaptation of the Academy Award-winning 1994 film Forrest Gump, which had Tom Hanks in the lead role. It is scheduled to release on August 11 this year. Kareena Kapoor Khan and Mona Singh are also a part of the film. A few weeks ago, Aamir unveiled the film's trailer which took viewers on a joyride of emotions. The almost 3-minute-long trailer gave a glimpse into the fascinating and innocent world of Laal Singh Chaddha, the film's protagonist. His slow-witted approach and childlike optimism are the driving force of the movie. In the trailer, Aamir's calming voiceover and his eyes-wide-open look gave flashbacks to his mannerisms from Rajkumar Hirani's 'PK'. It showed multiple picturesque locations, exhibiting the Indian heritage in its tranquil form. Aamir's cute chemistry with Kareena is great and Mona Singh also looked seamless in the role of the protagonist's mother. Also Read: Have you heard? Manushi Chillar, not Kareena Kapoor Khan, was first choice? Meanwhile, talking about the work front, Aamir is currently busy promoting his upcoming family entertainer film 'Laal Singh Chadha' which is all set to hit the theatres on August 11, 2022.  This story has been sourced from a third party syndicated feed, agencies. Mid-day accepts no responsibility or liability for its dependability, trustworthiness, reliability and data of the text. Mid-day management/mid-day.com reserves the sole right to alter, delete or remove (without notice) the content in its absolute discretion for any reason whatsoever

08 August,2022 12:02 PM IST | Mumbai | ANI
Shahid Kapoor and Prithviraj Sukumaran

Have you heard? Another south remake for Shahid Kapoor

It appears as if Shahid Kapoor is not too perturbed by the debacle of Jersey. Despite the no-show of his Hindi remake of the 2019 Telugu film of the same name, he seems to have faith in adaptations of south hits. And why not? After all, his biggest solo hit Kabir Singh (2019) was a remake of the 2017 Telugu hit, Arjun Reddy. News is that Shahid is in talks to lead the remake of the 2013 Malayalam neo-noir psychological thriller, Mumbai Police. Siddharth Roy Kapur is reportedly producing the movie and has entrusted Rosshan Andrrews, who directed the original with Prithviraj Sukumaran as the cop, to helm the remake as well. Rosshan is said to be working on the screenplay with Bollywood writers. The plot revolves around three cops, played by Prithviraj, Jayasurya and Rahman. While casting for the roles essayed by Jayasurya and Rahman is underway, we hear the makers are looking for a south actor to play Shahid’s leading lady. Also Read: Have you heard? Robot rom-com, anyone? Plans delayed Several projects have gone awry due to the strike called by the Telugu film producers’ association. Sources say that Salaar, which sees Prabhas collaborate with KGF director Prashanth Neel, isn’t likely to wrap up before early 2023. Given its huge scale, high-end action and extensive post-production, its release is being deferred to Dussehra next year. Shooting for the film, which also stars Shruti Haasan, is expected to resume only next month. Salman’s title for Varun’s film The Varun Dhawan-Salman Khan connection continues. The young actor, who recently wrapped up Bawaal, will be working with producer Sajid Nadiadwala again. Titled Sanki, Ravi Udyavar’s directorial venture is slated to go on floors later this year. Interestingly, the title was suggested by Salman during the shoot of Kick (2004). Though Sajid registered the title at Salman’s behest, they eventually opted for Kick as the film was a remake of the 2009 Telugu hit of the same name. Keeping it a secret Also Read: Have you heard? A special song to end the film 'Selfiee' It’s not necessary for best friends to know about new developments in one’s life first. Ask Ayan Mukerji, who spent years working on Brahmāstra: Part One — Shiva with Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt. During a promotional event of their upcoming release, the actor couple shared that despite their close friendship, they hid their relationship from the director at first. Recalling spending so much time collaborating on the sci-fi fantasy adventure that it changed their lives over the years, Ranbir said, “When Alia and I had started dating, we couldn’t tell Ayan that we had started seeing each other, fearing that he would freak out.” However, Ayan, on his part, said, “I had a very mature reaction when Ranbir broke the news to me. I had to be at my best behaviour with my close friends.”  Bringing in fresh talent Anubhav Sinha, who launched new actors in Tum Bin (2001) and Tum Bin 2 (2016), is introducing fresh faces yet again. This time, as a producer, as he backs director-wife Ratnaa Sinha’s Middle Class Love. The coming-of-age romantic comedy features Prit Kamani, Eisha Singh and Kavya Thapar in lead roles. Anubhav forayed into production with Gulaab Gang (2014), to tell stories that are rooted in reality.  “I take pride in the fact that I’ve been able to introduce such talented, sincere and hard-working actors, who have no connections in the industry. And also given them a space where they will be presented in a manner that will justify their talent,” he has been quoted as saying.   Skipping the cinemas? Rumours are rife that Vicky Kaushal’s next, Govinda Naam Mera might be headed for a direct-to-digital release. The film’s date with cinemas has changed a couple of times. After their June 22 release plans didn’t materialise, the makers are apparently unable to get a suitable window for Shashank Khaitan’s directorial venture that also stars Kiara Advani and Bhumi Pednekar. With the holidays already booked and other eagerly awaited films lined up for release in the coming months, the makers of Govinda Naam Mera are looking to seal the deal with a streaming platform. Incidentally, the film was earlier announced as Mr Lele with Varun Dhawan in the titular role. He reportedly opted out due to creative differences with Shashank, who reworked the subject, gave it a new title and cast Vicky as the protagonist. Also Read: Have you heard? Salman Khan’s new dilemma, Sushmita Sen has gentle reminder In no hurry Vijay Deverakonda has been garnering attention from the Hindi film audience ever since his Arjun Reddy was remade as Kabir Singh. Not surprising that as his Bollywood debut Liger nears its date with cinemas, he has become hot property in the business. So much so that he has been offered several movies in the recent times. However, he has declined most of them for now. A source says, “Vijay wants to first see how cinegoers respond to him, and their feedback on his performance. Only after that will he plan his next move in Hindi cinema accordingly. That is why he has politely requested even big B-Town producers to wait till Liger’s release, before he can commit to their projects.” 

08 August,2022 11:38 AM IST | Mumbai | The Hitlist Team
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