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  1. While, for the rest of the world this Monday is still going to be boring and mundane, there is one guy who is probably flying high on cloud nine and dancing with joy, with no 'blues' to give whatsoever. The guy in question is none other than Karan Johar, whose directorial debut 'Kuch Kuch Hota Hai' is making the world go crazy, even after 20 years of its release. And the Berlin Film Festival only cemented the fact for us. © Yash Raj Films If the Shah Rukh Khan-Kajol-Rani Mukherjee starrer taught us anything, it is the trick of using cheesy pickup lines like a pro, and getting any girl with 'pyaar dosti hai' logic. Seriously, didn't we all try this line, “Kuch Kuch Hota Hai *insert our crush's name*, tum nahi samjhoge”, on people at least once? Well, how can we forget that this is the same movie that gave us Sana Saeed. Yes, we are talking about the hottie from 'Student Of The Year'. The movie also gave us one of the most epic transformation stories, which happened over an unrequited love. © Yash Raj Films The movie also gave one of the coolest Dadis of all time and even today we feel that she possibly time-travelled from the future, because she was clearly way ahead of her time. She even sneaked out with her granddaughter for a summer camp. The movie made us realize how life is not about 'counting dollars' but 'stars', thanks to this kid, who had just one job throughout the movie and that was to look at stars. Lastly, the movie also predicted Salman's future for all of us that he is going to stay single. The movie had something or the other for everyone and no matter how old we grow; we can re-watch this movie every time it pops up on our TV screens. © Yash Raj Films But, we guess it isn't just India that's affected by the charm of this movie. Other countries too love Bollywood as much as we do, and the magic of this iconic movie was witnessed at the Berlin Film Festivals. To pay a tribute to 'Kuch Kuch Hota Hai', the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra played the title track, which was welcomed by a huge round of applause by the audience. Honestly, there couldn't have been a better rendition than this and we can listen to it the whole day on loop. Even Karan Johar was so impressed by it that he took to Twitter to express his joy. Was so excited and honoured to see this!!!!! #KuchKuchHotaHai https://t.co/EKsDTSMVj1 — Karan Johar (@karanjohar) 18 February 2018 It's impressive how after so many years, the movie still manages to flutter many a hearts and make people drown in a pool of nostalgia. Karan Johar is currently gearing up for another kickass movie 'Ranbhoomi' starring varun Dhawan.
  2. BERLIN: Organisers of the Berlin International Film Festival on Wednesday declined a call to have movie stars walk a black, rather than red, carpet as a symbol of support for the campaign against sexual harassment in the industry. After January?s Golden Globes ceremony where people wore black on the red carpet to express solidarity with the movement, more than 21,000 people signed a petition calling for the carpet itself to change color at this year?s ?Berlinale?. But one day before the festival opened, its director, Dieter Kosslick, said he understood the reasons for the campaign but had decided against ?symbolic politics? and wanted to instead focus on events discussing sexual harassment. ?We?d like to use our activities to dive deeper into the #MeToo debate than a carpet would allow, so we don?t plan to put a black carpet down at the Berlinale,? Kosslick said. The festival had already announced a panel discussion on sexual harassment, a counseling corner and a seminar that will encourage women who have suffered harassment to speak up and seek ways to boost equality in the film industry. Kosslick said some films were cut from the program due to sexual abuse allegations against people involved but he has declined to name them. Around 400 films will be screened at the 68th Berlinale which opens with U.S. director Wes Anderson?s ?Isle of Dogs?, an animated tale of a boy searching for his pet at a garbage dump where a fictional city has exiled all of its dogs. Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton and Oscar nominee Greta Gerwig, who voice characters in the film, are due to appear at the festival that some fans say is otherwise lacking in star power. ?This year I don?t think there?s as many real highlights,? said Scott Roxborough of The Hollywood Reporter. ?Aside from the Wes Anderson film which everybody wants to see and everyone is excited about, there are very few big films, either big Hollywood movies or even big art house movies.? The festival, renowned for films with strong political agendas, includes ?Khook? (?Pig?), an Iranian film about a blacklisted director and ?U-July 22? about the 2011 massacre of young people on a Norwegian island by Anders Behring Breivik. Other films in contention include a Western comedy called ?Damsel? featuring Robert Pattinson, ?Transit,? a German film about a man fleeing Nazi-occupied France, and ?Dovlatov,? a portrait of the Russian writer Sergei Dovlatov. Tom Tykwer, a German director best known for his 1998 film ?Run Lola Run?, heads the jury that will decide which of the 19 movies in competition wins the Golden Bear for best film and who gets Silver Bears for acting and directing. The festival in the German capital runs until Feb. 25.
  3. When it comes to films, apart from the cast, the most excited person is the director. They are not only super-enthusiastic about the work, but try to multitask just to make their film a success. A bonding that a director has with his film is pretty special. From the first frame to the last, they tend to remember every detail of the film.s I have often heard that directors are very attached to their movies, but when I got to sit down with 'Black Panther' director Ryan Coogler, I got a better insight of what it means to nurture a project and make it into a huge film. © Marvel For Coogler, Marvel's 'Black Panther' is a very special movie. Every scene that he has shot is very close to his heart. From deciding the cast, to how he would want to proceed with the film, Coogler had a very clear view. While for many, 'Black Panther' might have made his debut on-screen just two years back, for the director he was always around. Talking exclusively to MensXP he said, “For me, he was always around in the comic books. And I think he is such an interesting hero. We have been planning to make this film for a while. I think it is definitely time for him to have his movie to have his turn.” © Marvel 'Black Panther' means a lot of things to Coogler as a superhero and as a warrior king of Wakanda. He is a combination of various things and that's what makes him an interesting hero. “Black Panther means he is part of wisdom, heritage, and innovation, nobility, and leadership. He is someone who understands the responsibility he is given,” the director said. When asked about the idea of making a superhero film in Bollywood. Ryan gave a bold smile and excitingly gave a nod right away. Talking about it he said, “Oh my God, now that sounds amazing. Now that's something really cool, I would like to do it. I have never been to India, that's something I would love to do that.” © Marvel 'Black Panther' is all set to hit the screens on 16th February and stars Chadwick Boseman, Michael B Jordan, and Lupita Nyong'o. With superhero films ruling the box-office lately, it would be interesting to see how this one performs.
  4. Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi, starring Kangana Ranaut as the queen, is facing allegations of ?distorting? history and having objectionable scenes involving Kangana Another Bollywood film seems to have fallen prey to the wrath of extremist Hindu groups in India after the Padmavat fiasco. Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi, starring Kangana Ranaut as the queen, is facing allegations of ?distorting? history and having objectionable scenes involving Kangana, India Today reported. The film is based on the life of Rani Laxmibai and shows the relationship between her and a British officer, a Brahmin group has claimed. The group warned the filmmakers in a letter that the film's shooting should "not be allowed in Rajasthan till the complete information on the historical ground of the story is made available". The film producers rebutted the allegations and said the film does not portray anything objectionable. ?The film doesn't portray anything objectionable about Rani Laxmibai and nor has the film distorted the history in any way. The film showcases Rani Laxmibai in a most respectful manner and is an inspirational story which every kid and every member of a family would love to see," the filmakers said.
  5. [embed_video1 url=http://stream.jeem.tv/vod/92d471c246f1e87f8a034c1e4e0e3e61.mp4/playlist.m3u8?wmsAuthSign=c2VydmVyX3RpbWU9Mi81LzIwMTggNToxOToxNiBQTSZoYXNoX3ZhbHVlPTdyZzNheXh2cTFSZTA3Z2hSd3QzY2c9PSZ2YWxpZG1pbnV0ZXM9NjAmaWQ9MQ== style=center] BEIJING: Minister of State for Information Marriyum Aurangzeb has welcomed the proposal by Chinese Vice Minister of State Administration of Press Publication, Radio, Film and Television (SAPPRFT) Tong Gang for working on an agreement between the two countries for cooperation in the area of film production and film infrastructure. During her meeting with the Chinese vice minister, Marriyum expressed hope that the agreement would be prepared and formalised expeditiously. The minister, dilating on collaboration between Radio and Television of both the countries, informed her host that the present government was formulating a policy, which would include various incentives for the revival of the film industry in Pakistan. She said the policy would soon be announced. She said that Pakistan is now producing quality films for cinemagoers, however, it wants to follow Chinese model to further develop its film industry on modern lines. Marriyum aims to enhance cultural ties on China visit The minister says visiting China was just like visiting her second home Marriyum observed that presently China was collaborating with 19 countries in film production and Pakistan wanted to become its 20th partner in the field. She informed the Chinese minister that Pakistan had set up a Chinese cultural centre in Pakistan National Council of the Arts. The minister said that Pakistan was committed to participate in the film festival on the eve of summit meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO). She said that the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) was all about the people and stressed the need for enhancing cultural collaboration between the two countries to familiarise them about the benefits of the mega-economic initiative. Welcoming the delegation, the Chinese vice minister said that friendship between China and Pakistan was an example of brotherly relations for the world. He informed Marriyum that China was producing 700 films annually and had nearly 50,000 screens. China, he said, was keen to share its experience with Pakistan. The meeting also had Pakistan's Ambassador to China Masood Khalid and senior officials from both sides in attendance.
  6. KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia has barred controversial Bollywood film Padmaavat from being screened in theatres, the home ministry said on Friday, citing the movie?s negative portrayal of a Muslim ruler. The film has already attracted protests in India after groups critical of the project accused Sanjay Leela Bhansali ? its director ? of distorting history by portraying the Muslim ruler as the ?lover? of Queen Padmavati of the Hindu Rajput warrior clan. Last month, India?s top court allowed the film to be screened nationwide, despite moves to ban it in two states. But in Muslim-majority Malaysia, authorities have instead rejected the portrayal of Sultan Alauddin Khilji and banned the film. ?He is portrayed as a Sultan who is arrogant, cruel, inhumane, devious with all kinds of trickery, unreliable and who does not fully practice Islamic teachings,? the ministry said in a statement. Malaysia?s Film Censorship Board ruled that the movie was ?not approved for screening?, while an appeal lodged by the film?s distributors was rejected on Tuesday, the ministry said. Bollywood films are popular in Malaysia, where ethnic Indians make up seven percent of the country?s 32 million people. Malaysia has previously blocked the release of Hollywood movies deemed religiously insensitive, such as 1998?s The Prince of Egypt, which depicted the Biblical story of Moses, and 1995?s Babe, which featured a pig as the main character. Muslims consider pigs unclean. Last May, the release of Walt Disney?s Beauty and the Beast was held up over a ?gay moment? in the film.
  7. Zayn Malik, who won our hearts since his One Direction days, is one of the biggest names in the music industry today. His voice is magical and trippy at the same time, and we can't help but listen to his tracks like 'Dusk Till Dawn' and 'Pillowtalk' on loop. The former One direction member has carved his own way and has a huge fan following. Just yesterday, he created a buzz on the internet when he unveiled a picture of himself on the cover of an Indian fashion magazine. Within no time, Zayn's photo went viral and his followers couldn't stop raving about his snap donning a white sweater. During the interview, Zyan also revealed his favourite Bollywood movie. And it's none other than Shah Rukh Khan's 'Devdas'. This Sanjay Leela Bhansali-directed magnum opus is his all-time favourite and recently he also made his lady love Gigi Hadid watch it with him. @voguemagazine A post shared by Zayn Malik (@zayn) on Jul 13, 2017 at 6:02am PDT He also shared that he is a big SRK fan and loves Indian food. Well, that's quite a revelation we must say! Now that he has made this revelation, we remember the selfie that SRK shared with Malik in 2015 when the two met at the Asian Awards. The caption read, “This kid is so cool. May Allah bless him. Dinner time at the Asian Awards." © Twitter We hope even Gigi enjoyed watching 'Devdas' as much as Malik. On the work front, Zayn is gearing up for his new album and has been giving us a glimpse of it on Instagram and Snapchat.
  8. TOKYO: Japanese videogames maker Nintendo Co Ltd said on Thursday it would team with US film studio Illumination Entertainment to produce an animation film using its Super Mario Bros characters. The film would be distributed by Universal Pictures, President Tatsumi Kimishima said at a meeting with analysts on Thursday. The launch date has not been decided. It is part of Nintendo?s efforts to diversify revenue sources as the firm?s earnings are heavily reliant on the gaming console business. On Wednesday, the company reported its biggest third-quarter operating profit in eight years, driven by smashing demand for its new Switch games console, and said it expected annual earnings to outstrip its previous estimate.
  9. Despite its release and the movie glorifying the courage, bravery and valour of the Rajput community, the Karni Sena does not seem to be in a mood to let the controversies die down anytime soon. From burning and attacking buses, vandalizing public property to wrecking havoc in various parts of the country, the Karni Sena has showed with its actions that it can go to extreme lengths to put a ban on Sanjay Leela Bhansali's 'Padmaavat'; so much so that they burned down a car of their own group member (yet, no one looked at their determination and instead said 'jaisi karni waisi bharni'). Twitter However, after failing to put a ban on the release of this magnum opus, looks like the Karni Sena has decided to go for the ultimate 'eye for an eye' strategy by stepping inside the director's shoes. Reportedly, in a recent press conference, the Rajput Karni Sena has announced that they will now make a movie on Bhansali's mother. And they have even decided a name for the movie. It will be titled 'Leela Ki Leela'. The film will be directed by Arvind Vyas and the script work has already started. BCCL The Karni Sena leader, Govind Singh Khangarot, said, “Bhansali has insulted our mother Padmavati, but we will ensure that he feels proud of the movie we will make.” He further added, “As our country gives right to expression to everyone, we will ensure that this right is used to its fullest.” The choice of words sure is hilarious and ironic, given how they spent the past few days protesting the movie's ban. Viacom 18 Motion Pictures The movie will most probably be shot across Rajasthan. Well, if we go by the conditions that Karni Sena earlier raised during 'Padmaavat's making, isn't this going to be distortion of facts? Since everyone knows that Bhansali was born in Mumbai and his family is Gujarati? BCCL Since the Karni Sena is making a movie on Bhansali's mother, shouldn't they too take permission from Bhansali and even if refused, allow him to go and vandalise the sets of 'Leela Ki Leela' too? Shouldn't they too agree to CBFC's innumerable cuts and Bhansali's demand for changing the movie's name and removing scenes that he does not like? Well, it will only seem fair if this happens. But, we guess only time will tell how the entire event unfolds. Until then, let's wait for Bhansali's reaction to this news.
  10. It's been 17 years since the wonderful 'Rehna Hai Tere Dil Mein' happened to us. The dewy innocence of Dia Mirza, the chiselled handsomeness of Madhavan and the one movie which made everyone notice Saif, was a delight with its simple storyline and even better songs. “Sach keh raha hai deewana” is still the go to song for most of us when we get kicked in the heart. The good news is that Madhavan and Saif Ali Khan are all set to reunite as co-stars on the big screen after a hiatus of 17 long years. According to a report in Mumbai Mirror, Saif and Madhavan will be seen in an Anand L Rai movie which will be directed by Navdeep Singh. The director had to choose between Anushka Sharma's production 'Kaneda' which will feature Arjun Kapoor and Diljit Dosanjh, and this Saif-Madhavan movie, and he chose the latter. Deepak Dobriyal is also set to join the star cast and if rumours are to be believed then Zoya Hussain (from 'Mukkabaaz ' fame) will play the lead. ð A post shared by Zoya Hussain (@zyhssn) on Jan 5, 2018 at 7:18pm PST The super talented #deepakdobriyal with his wife #larabhalla yesterday at #kuchbheefealafaz a film by @iamonir special screening. A post shared by Viral Bhayani (@viralbhayani) on Jan 22, 2018 at 9:12pm PST Madhavan was last spotted in 'Breather', which is a thrilling web series and Saif was recently seen in 'Kalakaandi'. The upcoming movie is going to be a historical, period drama and given by the current history of movie bans, we just hope this one doesn't face the flak that 'Padmaavat' got. The movie is going to go on floors from the next month onwards and will be shot across Mumbai, Rajasthan and UP. It sounds like an exciting collaboration though!
  11. Photo: File Mahira Khan?s Bollywood debut movie Raees was the most pirated film of 2017, Indian media reported on Thursday. According to a German piracy tracker, more than six million users shared Raees in peer-to-peer networks. ?I would love people to see Raees but not this way. It?s frustrating and all the more disheartening because the pirated prints are now getting HD quality,? the film?s director, Rahul Dholakia, told an Indian news outlet. ?You put so much money and effort and theatrical sales get badly affected.? Dholakia said that the talk of the film being uploaded online had started when it was being released. ?I kept getting calls from the United States. On the day of the release, we brought it down on 175 sites.? A report stated that India accounts for 60pc of the total file sharers of pirated movies online, while Pakistan accounts for 16pc. In the list of most pirated movies, Raees was followed by Hrithik Roshan?s Kaabil, which was released on the same date as Raees. As per the German piracy tracker, around five million watched Kaabil online. The reason why Bollywood films are pirated is lack of unity, director of the film, Sanjay Gupta, told Pinkvilla. He added rampant piracy did not exist in the south as they took a united stand against the problem. ?Bollywood is far from united,? Gupta said.
  12. Bollywood isn't confined to the same age old clichéd storyline anymore, where every other movie focuses on woman running away with another man, hero going against his family to marry the love of his life or evil in-laws trying to create problems in the lead couple's life. The movies today are focusing more on the socially relevant and sensitive issues that were left untouched until now. The directors and actors are trying to bring about a positive change through their movies and we saw a glimpse of this last year when Akshay Kumar's 'Toilet: Ek Prem Katha' was released. © Hope Productions 2017 was probably a great year for Akshay Kumar and by the looks of it, 2018 is going to be a great one as well. Not because of his killer line up of movies that are expected to release, it's because of a certain piece of information that will not only make his chest swell up with pride, but leave us overjoyed too. *Drum rolls*, Akshay Kumar's 'Padman' has become the first Indian movie to be screened at The Oxford Union, which is considered to be the world's most prestigious debating society. Twinkle Khanna has been invited to speak at The Oxford Union, where she will showcase the movie 'Padman'. © Twitter Akshay Kumar is one of the very few actors, who not only dared to pick a social cause for his movie but also turned it into one of the biggest blockbusters of the year. And now Bollywood's Khiladi is all set to impress us with his upcoming movie 'Padman', which is inspired by the life of Coimbatore-based social entrepreneur, Arunachalam Muruganantham. Arunachalam fought all odds and overcame several struggles to find a cheaper way to manufacture affordable sanitary napkins for women in his village. © Hope Productions Arunachalam tried to create awareness about the unhygienic practices around menstruation, which is till date considered as a taboo in several parts of the country. And now the whole world will come to know of his efforts through R. Balki's movie that is expected to release on January 25. The Oxford Union was founded in 1823 and stalwarts like Dalai Lama, Salman Rushdie, Malala Yousafzai, Morgan Freeman and Shashi Tharoor, have earlier been a part of this society. And this news was shared on their official Twitter page as well. .@mrsfunnybones is coming to the Union! ð®ð³ð½ï¸ Check out the event and how to ballot for a chance to meet India's bestselling female author, dedicated activist, and former actress here: https://t.co/lqSBMcnKSh.#PadManInOxford — Oxford Union (@OxfordUnion) 17 January 2018 The films today aren't restricted to the Indian audience alone and the immense success that movies like 'Dangal', 'Newton' and 'Baahubali' franchise have enjoyed globally, only cements the same. And now that 'Padman' has paved its way to the Oxford Union, all we can say is there is no looking back for Bollywood now.
  13. Shah Rukh Khan, also lovingly known as the King of Romance, has had a career that some can only dream of. However, the Badshah of Bollywood wasn't exactly satisfied with all the good-guy, romantic roles that he usually performed. So, he decided to take up bold and diversified roles in movies which didn't really go down that well with his audience. One such movie was the 2017 release 'Raees'. © Excel Entertainment The film starred Pakistani actress Mahira Khan which was a major reason as to why it garnered widespread attention. © Excel Entertainment And despite getting good reviews by the critics, the film was only regarded as a semi-hit. However, it has now emerged as the most pirated film of 2017. Germany-based company TECXIPIO GmbH compiled the list which is based on the number of file sharers who downloaded and shared the respective movies in P2P (peer to peer) networks. This news reached director Rahul Dholakia who took to his Twitter to ask the producer Ritesh Sidhwani about his thoughts on the same. #Raees most Pirated film of 2017. Now how does one react to this ? @ritesh_sid — rahul dholakia (@rahuldholakia) January 17, 2018 Ritesh reacted to this news positively and with his reply, he got our hopes way up as he hinted towards a sequel. Look at the brighter side the audience we have for the sequel #RaeesReturns — Ritesh Sidhwani (@ritesh_sid) January 17, 2018 Now we know it's a little unclear and of course, this cannot be taken as an official confirmation. But being SRK fans, we obviously can't miss out any news concerning the superstar and would always want more of him on screen. Now let's just wait and see if this indeed turns out to be true. *fingers crossed*
  14. Kapil Mohan, the creator of Old Monk is not with us anymore, but what stays behind is the legendary rum he gave us, which was probably our first and the best companion when we entered adulthood. Old Monk is not just a mere drink, it's a religion and if there was ever a cult to be made for Old Monk, I will run as the President for that group. I am sure just like me, all those who swear by this drink will unanimously agree that for us Old Monk is the only rum in the world, theirs is no other brand and there never will be any. © Facebook Be it celebrating the good things that happened to us, the friends we made in college over a glass of rum, or dealing with our first heartbreak; Old Monk has all the rights to proudly take credit for all the major milestones in our lives. Paying a tribute to one of the best things ever made in the world, here's a short film that will take you to a walk down the memory lane to reminisce the good ol' memories and times you all have shared with Old Monk. © switch off films Sanjay Mishra is one of the finest actors in Bollywood and when he takes up any movie, you know it's going to be special and when you throw in a bottle of Old Monk into the same frame, you know that you are signing up for something incredible and emotional. And this short film titled 'Monk' does exactly that, it taps into all those memories and emotions you share with your friends and leaves you teary-eyed by the end of the film. Produced by Switch Off Films, this short film also stars Jeetu Shastri as the friend who Mishra shares his drink with. As we enjoy the duo's friendly banter and how they recollect all the crazy things they did in the past, by the end of it we realize that he was drinking all alone while remembering his close friend. Honestly, there could not have been a better tribute to acknowledge the spirit of Old Monk and the long lasting friendships it has helped weave. So go ahead and tag your friends to let them know how much you love them and how dearly you miss those Old Monk sessions you had with them.
  15. KARACHI: Karachi Film Society announced on Friday to hold the first Pakistan International Film Festival, scheduled from March 29, 2018 to April 1, 2018, in Karachi. The PIFF is an initiative of the Karachi Film Society, which hosted a press conference here today. According to the press release, the festival will comprise film premieres and special screenings in the categories of feature length films, documentaries and short films. The statement said that the PIFF management is inviting the overseas delegates of filmmakers, artists and professionals, and expects many renowned names to grace the festival. The festival will hold workshops for young aspiring filmmakers where they can learn the craft from renowned mentors. The press release said that a special mobile screening programme is also included in which the PIFF teams will show selected films to young audiences at different locations of Karachi. The special panel discussions on women?s role in Film/ TV and seminars on the Pakistani film industry will also be an integral part of the agenda, said the press release.
  16. Bollywood films have been subjected to a lot of criticism over the last few years. Be it the degrading quality of the storylines or the increasing importance of films in shaping opinions, people increasingly want films to answer burning questions and bring to light issues that hold significance. And filmmakers have found the best way to give in to this demand- through biopics. In January last year, on the occasion of Lal Bahadur Shastri's death anniversary, filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri announced that his next movie would revolve around India's second prime minister. However, nothing else was revealed. On this day, 10th Jan 1966, in Tashkent a tiny man called Lal Bahadur Shastri who won a war with Pakistan, soon after a humiliating defeat with China, signed the Tashkent treaty. Hours later he died. A death mystery unsolved till date. Why? pic.twitter.com/azBvX45FeU — Vivek Agnihotri (@vivekagnihotri) January 10, 2018 And this year again, Vivek took to his Twitter handle to reveal the poster of the film – 'The Tashkent Files'. Along with that, he also revealed the name of the two cast members which sent the internet into a frenzy. On this day, our 2nd PM Lal Bahadur Shastri died mysteriously in Tashkent. Was it heart attack or poison? Even after 52 yrs, the truth of the biggest cover-up of free India has been denied to his family, followers, citizens. After years of research, I present #TheTashkentFiles pic.twitter.com/k53WBSrKk8 — Vivek Agnihotri (@vivekagnihotri) January 11, 2018 Legendary actors and national award recipients Naseeruddin Shah and Mithun Chakraborty have been roped in for the film. Privileged to work with two National Award Winners to tell an untold story of beloved Shastri ji. More to come. pic.twitter.com/o13G0uVTXz — Vivek Agnihotri (@vivekagnihotri) January 11, 2018 While the storyline and casting of the actors seems extremely fascinating, what's more interesting is that this is the first 'crowdsourced' Indian film. When he announced the movie for the first time last year, he had tweeted, "This is my next film dedicated to Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri, on his 51st death anniversary. Please support and contribute ideas.” He also said, "Death/assassination, questions must be answered. Contribute ideas. This will be first crowdsourcing of ideas for a film." And after getting thousands of mails and doing intensive research for years, Vivek is more than excited to delve into this mystery even further with the film. © Vivek Agnihotri The lead actor who'd play the role of the former PM still needs to be finalized and we can't wait to see who'd be roped in for the same.
  17. You know you are in for some interesting scoop, the moment you hear the name Ram Gopal Varma. If anyone tells you that he does not know who RGV is, look at him closely because that's what a liar looks like. There is no way on earth that anyone can forget or not know RGV; the man is famous for his nasty tweets more than the movies he makes. But, let's keep that discussion for some other day and focus of his directorial skills. © Twitter Ram Gopal Varma is one fine director who is known for pushing the boundaries when it comes to making good movies. After giving us movies like 'Sarkar', 'Rangeela', 'Veerappan', 'Satya' and 'Nishabd'; RGV is back in action with his upcoming project and the cast will definitely leave you spellbound. Varma has worked with none other than Mia Malkova, the popular adult film star, who has helped many boys evolve into men. © Instagram Honestly, we were surprised to an extent that we thought this can't be true, but it is and Mia has confirmed this news herself, by sharing the movie's poster on Twitter. Interestingly, the title of the movie is 'God, *** and Truth' and this poster is totally NSFW. Indian film maker Ram Gopal Varma shot a video with me in Europe titled GOD , *** and TRUTH I will be the 2nd adult star after @SunnyLeone to be shot by an Indian feature film maker @Rgvzoomin pic.twitter.com/0lfaipKhAA — Mia Malkova (@MiaMalkova) 11 January 2018 The movie has been shot in Europe. Taking to Twitter, Mia wrote “Indian film maker Ram Gopal Varma shot a video with me in Europe titled 'GOD, *** and TRUTH'.” She further wrote, “I will be the 2nd adult star after @SunnyLeone to be shot by an Indian feature film maker.” Well, here Mia is kind of wrong because Varma has not worked on any film with Sunny and the man tweeted the same himself. He wrote, “Hey Mia it was such an elevating and thought provoking experience to film #GodSexTruth. I never shot with @SunnyLeone but will never forget the experience of shooting 'GOD, *** and TRUTH'.” Hey Mia it was such an elevating and thought provoking experience to film #GodSexTruth ..I never shot with @SunnyLeone but will never forget the experience of shooting GOD, *** and Truth https://t.co/rz5iwxHarI — Ram Gopal Varma (@RGVzoomin) 11 January 2018 In fact, Varma also praised Mia and said she is the painting, while he is just the frame maker. @MiaMalkova I Thank you for the person you are and I admire and respect you for the way you project your thinking ..You are the painting and I am just a frame maker #GodSexTruth https://t.co/ykVvtOnUwP — Ram Gopal Varma (@RGVzoomin) 11 January 2018 Well, the poster looks highly intriguing and Mia looks beautiful as hell. While, we can't wait for the movie to release already, watch out for this space as the trailer is going to launch on January 16, 2018 at 9 AM.
  18. Fans? dream of watching the father-daughter duo together on screen could finally be coming true Fans? dream of watching the father-daughter duo Anil Kapoor and Sonam together on screen could finally be coming true. As per the latest reports in Indian media, the duo will be starring in a film titled ?Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga? ? a nostalgic reference to the classic hit from Anil Kapoor and Manisha Koirala?s ?1942: A Love Story?. The film will be directed by Shelly Chopra and produced by Vidhu Vinod Chopra, and will star Juhi Chawla. ?All that is known currently is that Anil and Sonam will play father-daughter and Juhi Chawla will play her mother. Rajkummar Rao will play Sonam?s love interest,? said a source. Scene from the classic '1942: A Love Story' But there are no more details on what the film will be about, because the actors have signed a non-disclosure agreement. ?I can?t speak anything about that film. I?ve signed an NDA with the makers,? said Sonam. Anil elaborated, ?First of all, it?s too early to talk about the film. Plus, I have signed an NDA with Vidhu Vinod Chopra so I cannot say a single word without proper permissions as I will be breaching the contract. These days, everyone is becoming protective about their content. Stakes are so high and with so much media and social media around us, everything gets out even when we want to keep it a surprise. So everyone is careful because they don?t want to affect their film. And it?s also good in a way.?
  19. After months of speculation and controversies, it was about time for 'Padmavat' (not Padmavati guys) to release already. Although we still do not have any confirmation from the production house, the movie is reportedly set to be released on January 25th. © YouTube And guess what? If these reports are true, 'Padmavat' will clash with Akshay Kumar starrer 'PadMan' which was earlier scheduled for January 26th but was preponed a few weeks back to 25th. © Hope Productions Now this might sound like bad news, because two highly awaited movies releasing on the same date will definitely affect their earnings badly. However, Akshay Kumar isn't exactly worried about the clash as he said in an interview, “It is not about competition, it is a very big day, a big week, so all the films can come, both the films can release on that day. Every film has the right to release whenever they want, and I am happy for them.” But we definitely are worried because along with their earnings, it will affect our wallets too. Because obviously, we would want to watch both of them. While we await any official confirmation about the clash, Twitter users couldn't help but notice that both these movies are 'period' films. Get it? While 'Padmavat' is a period drama, 'PadMan' focuses on menstrual hygiene. And of course, Twitter went at it with its lame AF jokes. Okay, some of them are funny. 1. A 'Period' Movie Vs A Movie On 'Periods' #Padmavat will clash with #Padman. So basically it's - a Period Movie vs a Movie on Periods. — Bollywood Gandu (@BollywoodGandu) January 7, 2018 2. BTW, Sidharth Malhotra's 'Aiyaari' Was Also Scheduled For The Same Date But Is Now Postponed. Meanwhile! #Aiyaary shifted to 9 Feb 2018..#Padmavat #Padman pic.twitter.com/rFKCHRL8lg — RVCJ Media (@RVCJ_FB) January 8, 2018 3. We Fear This Might Happen. Take it from me - on 27th Jan there will be a group of dolts who will go and disrupt screening of #PadMan thinking its #Padmavat — Atul Khatri (@one_by_two) January 7, 2018 4. Playing With Letters Padm(a)n(v)at is an inspiring period story about periods — Ram Gopal Varma (@RGVzoomin) January 9, 2018 5. Good Idea Rajasthan Govt still doesn't want Padmavat released. Bhansali should change the name to Padman and tell them it's a 'period' drama — Rahul da Cunha (@RahuldaCunha) January 8, 2018 6. It'd Be A Historical Day If Padmavati does release on the same day as Padman, it will be a first for Hindi films. Two period films on the same day. — Naomi Datta (@nowme_datta) January 8, 2018 7. A Detailed Analysis Likes This Deserves An Applause. Irony: 1) #Padmavat & #Padman, both have 'Pad's'. 2) #Padmavat - A period drama; #Padman - A drama on period. 3) #Padmavat & #Padman, both have 'Ma' in their names. 4) #Padmavat & #Padman, both titles r male centric. 5) If both titles are combined, they create '#Padmavan' garden. — G Ranjith Kumar (@smm2ranjith) January 8, 2018 8. Ah, well… How I see this clash#Padmavati #Padman pic.twitter.com/8Syha9rZ3m — ð ᶻáµÊ³áµ á´®áµáµáµáµ (@SRKianMiz) January 6, 2018 9. We Don't What To Say Now. That's gonna be one bloody Republic day. — Wandering Hunter (@Sindhuputra) January 7, 2018 10. We See What You Did There. Please stop with the Padmavati and Padman clash jokes please. Period. — Shilpa Rathnam (@shilparathnam) January 8, 2018 Now let's just sit back and wait for a confirmation and maybe, save a little money for the Republic Day week. Sigh...we can feel this clash burning a hole in our pockets already.
  20. Palestinian teen Ahed Tamimi (R) enters a military courtroom escorted by Israeli Prison Service personnel at Ofer Prison, near the West Bank city of Ramallah, January 1, 2018. REUTERS SINGAPORE: Singapore has banned a film festival from screening a documentary later this week that features a teenage Palestinian female activist whose arrest last month has made her a symbol of resistance to Israeli military occupation in the West Bank. Justifying the ban, authorities in the Southeast Asian city state said the film ?Radiance of Resistance? was ?skewed? and potentially divisive for Singapore?s multi-ethnic population. The documentary, which looks at the Palestine-Israeli conflict through the eyes of 16-year-old Ahed Tamimi and another young female activist, lacked ?counterbalance?, the Info-communications Media Development Authority of Singapore (IMDA) said on its website. ?The skewed narrative of the film is inflammatory and has the potential to cause disharmony amongst the different races and religions in Singapore,? the IMDA said. The documentary was due to have been shown at the Singapore Palestinian Film Festival on Thursday. It was screened at a number of festivals worldwide in 2017 and won Best Documentary at the Respect Human Rights Film Festival in Belfast, but has become even more topical following Tamimi?s arrest last month. Tamimi was charged on Monday with counts of aggravated assault and will be tried in an Israeli military court. An adult found guilty of assaulting a soldier could be jailed for up to 10 years, but Tamimi is a minor so such an outcome is unlikely. While Singapore?s authorities are known to keep a tight rein on public speech and the media, especially when it comes to matters related to race and religion, outright bans are more rare. Adela Foo, the organizer of the Singapore festival, called the ban ?understandable?, without elaborating. ?At the end of the day, the IMDA?s position is one to be respected,? the 23-year-old student told Reuters. With a sizable Muslim minority and surrounded by Muslim majority neighbors where sympathy for the Palestinian cause runs high, Singapore maintains friendly diplomatic and military ties with Israel. But it has lined up with many other countries opposed to U.S. President Donald Trump?s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel?s capital. Around 15 percent of Singapore?s 3.3 million resident population aged 15 years and over identify as Muslim, recent government surveys show.
  21. 'Dangal' has continuously been living up to its name and the movie has been smashing records left and centre ever since its grand release catapulted it to a worldwide success. The movie has turned out to be the biggest blockbuster release in China and the fact that it made more than $300 million soon after its much coveted release there, speaks a lot about the thunderous response it garnered. Another feather has been added in the successful cap of 'Dangal' with the movie now enjoying the position of the No.1 rank on the IMDB charts. © UTV The movie traces the story of Mahavir Phogat and his daughters, Geeta and Babita. The movie stars Aamir Khan, Sakshi Tanwar, Sanya Malhotra. The fact that a Bollywood movie is roaring in China explains that when a story is told perfectly, it strikes a chord everywhere, regardless of the culture because emotions have no language. Besides China, the movie was a huge hit in many other countries, namely the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, the United Arab Emirates, and Taiwan.
  22. A picture of actor Rajinikanth is shown by a supporter as they celebrate the launch of his political party in Chennai, India, December 31, 2017. REUTERS NEW DELHI: A big star of India?s Tamil-language movies, Rajinikanth, said on Sunday he is launching a political party, adding drama to a heated political scene in a state with a history of film stars becoming chief ministers. Tamil Nadu, which accounts for the bulk of India?s automobile exports, has been in political limbo since the death of Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa in December 2016. Jayalalithaa was a popular actress before joining politics. Rajinikanth, called the ?superstar? by his fans, enters the political scene at a time Prime Minister Narendra Modi?s party is looking to make inroads into the southern state that?s been ruled by two south Indian parties for decades. Over the past five decades, Tamil Nadu has chosen between the two Dravidian parties, both of which claim anti-caste social justice and secularism as their core ideology. Modi?s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) did not win a seat in Tamil Nadu?s 2016 elections. The next state election is due in 2021. ?I?ll push for spiritual politics without caste or religious leanings,? Rajinikanth said. ?If I come to power and am not able to deliver in three years, I?ll resign. Democracy is in a state of distress in the state.? In Tamil cinema, Rajinikanth often plays larger-than-life characters that project him as a savior of the masses. The actor, who has been in a few Hindi movies, has created a frenzy among fans ahead of every release. But opponents say politics would be different. Subramanian Swamy, a BJP leader, dismissed Rajinikanth?s plunge into politics as ?media hype?. Tamil Nadu, a state of more than 70 million people, is sometimes called the ?Detroit of Asia?. It is home to factories of companies including BMW, Daimler, Hyundai, Ford, Nissan and Renault. Actor Rajinikanth greets his supporters after announcing the launch of his political party in Chennai, India, December 31, 2017. REUTERS
  23. Photo: File After playing a dual role in her debut film, a Tamil political drama, Iruvar, in 1997, Aishwarya Rai will be seen in a double role once again in 2018, according to Indian media. While talking to MumbaiMirror, Producer Prerna Arora said the film will be an edgy thriller which she is working for with Aishwarya. ?We will soon finalise the leading man opposite her.? Besides Iruvar, Aishwarya also did a brief dual role in Jeans, a Tamil-language romantic comedy film. Moreover, it is also said that Aishwarya would be featured in the remake of Raat Aur Din, a 1967 Nargis starrer. Arora said the Raat Aur Din remake was in the planning stage. She added they have discussed the project with Sanjay Dutt, Nargis? son, and he approved of the idea and their choice of Aishwarya for the film. Aishwarya has worked in dozens of movies in different languages, including Hindi, Tamil and English. According to report, she is the first Indian actor to participate in the famous Oprah Winfrey show in the United Stated and is also the first Bollywood star to get a statue at the wax museum in London, Madame Tussauds. She was awarded the Padma Shri in 2009 by the Government of India and received Ordre des Arts et des Letters by the Government of France in 2012.
  24. Mahira, Shah Rukh Khan in film 'Raees' Mahira Khan and Shah Rukh Khan starrer ?Raees? was the most talked about Bollywood film of 2017 on Twitter, with Salman Khan?s ?Tiger Zinda Hai? coming in at second place, reveals a report. According to Twitter India?s annual ranking list, ?Raees? was the most talked about Hindi film in 2017 based on the hashtag volume. Set against the backdrop of prohibition in Gujarat, ?Raees? marked the debut of Pakistani actress Mahira Khan in Bollywood. Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif in 'Tiger Zinda Hai' Salman Khan?s 'Tubelight', although faring poorly at the box office, secured the third position in the list. Deepika Padukone?s 'Padmavati' was number four, followed by 'Kaabil', 'Jab Harry Met Sejal', 'Toilet Ek Prem Katha', 'Golmaal Again', 'Judwaa 2' and 'Jagga Jasoos'. Shah Rukh Khan also topped Twitter?s most talked about celebrity list. Deepika topped the list among female actors.
  25. What's the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of Jaden Smith? That little kid who starred in 'The Pursuit of Happiness' and 'The Karate Kid'? In case you still think of him the same way, we hate to break it to you but that little kid is well…not so little anymore. In fact, he has developed his own unique sense of style and is pretty much world-famous for the same. And his Instagram profile is just the proof of that. A post shared by Jaden Smith (@c.syresmith) on May 4, 2017 at 10:05am PDT It's okay if you want to take a minute to absorb this. Even we can't even deal with this… A post shared by Jaden Smith (@c.syresmith) on Mar 8, 2017 at 2:22pm PST Although his Instagram is cool AF, his Twitter account often leaves us a little, umm…confused. I Want To Tour Africa. — Jaden Smith (@officialjaden) December 25, 2017 Time For Men In Black 4 Starring Me Cause I Need Some Answers — Jaden Smith (@officialjaden) December 23, 2017 He is known for tweeting about everything and anything that comes to his mind which honestly, comes across as a little absurd sometimes. And this time, he has left his Indian fans surprised. So out of nowhere, the young star took to his Twitter handle today and said that he wishes to be in a Bollywood movie. Don't believe us? Take a look: I Wanna Be In A Bollywood Movie 𥠗 Jaden Smith (@officialjaden) December 27, 2017 Pretty obvious that Twitter blew up after this tweet and most users were completely in favor of this happening. 1. Only Karan Johar Can Make This Happen. @karanjohar hey I found the lead for your next movie, make it a good one, K3G level good — Saher Khan (@SaherMKhan) December 27, 2017 2. Maybe Farah Can Too? Make it happen @TheFarahKhan — obscure acronyms acrimonious cheenu (@MokkaCheenu) December 27, 2017 3. Karan, Make It Happen Please. Okay cc @karanjohar https://t.co/fBFoF4hN7u — Shilpa Rathnam (@shilparathnam) December 27, 2017 4. We'd Only Care About The Sequel. Karate kid sequel yaaaassss! Except in India you would be Kalaripayattu Kid ð¤£ð¤£ð¤£ https://t.co/zxq0nlyzLY — Arjun Kanungo (@arjun_kanungo) December 27, 2017 5. We REALLY Hope This Reaches Them. Brothers @SrBachchan @iamsrk help a homie out man. https://t.co/qDYCddAvSw — Muzzaffir Shah (@Muzzaffir) December 27, 2017 6. That Ought To Hurt. Sure, you'd fit right in. Our movies don't make any sense either. https://t.co/6VQyOHtJZ8 — Shivam (@GhantaGuy) December 27, 2017 7. Just Visualizing This Makes Us Jump Up With Joy. this would be so sick tho karate kid meets Bhangra https://t.co/ueLdYT0FFk — Najð¶ (@najansarii) December 27, 2017 8. Jaden, There Are Just Too Many Options Bruh! Which kind ? the one where they dance around or the kind where they shoot one bullet and 10 people die ! — Ashish (@ObeyMeBoii) December 27, 2017 If these weren't enough already, photoshopped posters of different Bollywood movies started to come up and we cannot handle this level of creativity. 9. Ab Dangal Hoga. I gotchu fam pic.twitter.com/SJKQDJU2fv — ð±hargav (@ThatIndianGuy) December 27, 2017 10. BRB, Laughing My Ass Off Say no more pic.twitter.com/w8mEcdPkhn — Bridget G. (@bgigglings) December 27, 2017 11. His Expression Is So On Point Though. Say no more. pic.twitter.com/6RwOSWxAew — Abhishek Pratap (@Abhi5hekk) December 27, 2017 12. “A Flying Jade” #AFlyingJade pic.twitter.com/hGFcrLlF02 — Tabrez (@its_tabrez_) December 27, 2017 13. Salman Fans, Please Don't Take Offense. pic.twitter.com/kCoB5HJ900 — lola 43 (@khalidiot) December 27, 2017 These are possibly the worst photoshop edits we could find. But, they do kind of make us believe that Jaden might just fit in, right? Now let's just hope that Jaden doesn't his Bollywood dream like another one of his random “bucket list” things.