Shah Rukh Khan at India-UK Business Summit In London
Shah Rukh Khan was present at a business summit in London where he was felicitated for being a “Game Changer for his Unmatched Contribution to Globalising Indian Cinema”. For more details and pictures, read the report on The Quint.
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'Made In China' Team Starts Filming
Actors Rajkummar Rao and Boman Irani on Tuesday started shooting for "Made In China", which is being directed by Mikhil Musale whose "Wrong Side Raju" bagged the National Award for Best Feature Film in Gujarati.
Read more here.
Fashion Designer Manish Malhotra to Pen Memoir, Slated for 2019 Release
Renowned fashion designer Manish Malhotra has decided to give his fans a glimpse of his eventful career with an autobiography that will chronicle his journey in the world of fashion and Bollywood, publishers Rupa Publications announced today.
The presently untitled book will be co-written with noted journalist-author Sonal Kalra.
The book will trace his forays into modelling followed by fashion design, peppered with interesting trivia about Malhotra's association with leading Indian actresses of 90's, reports PTi.
Dipika Kakar Is a ‘Bigg Boss 12’ Contestant: Shoaib Ibrahim
Sasural Simar Ka star Dipika Kakar is going to be one of the contestants of Bigg Boss 12. The news has been confirmed by husband and former co-star Shoaib Ibrahim.
Shoaib said in an interview, “"Audiences have already read the reports and I guess they know better than us about this. But, yes, Dipika is going, everyone knows that and the same has been confirmed also." Read more here.
Richa, Neil's 'Ishqeria' to Release in India, China on September 21
Bollywood film "Ishqeria", starring Richa Chadha and Neil Nitin Mukesh, will release in India and China on September 21.
"We are absolutely ecstatic and proud that we are the first in Bollywood industry to release our film 'Ishqeria' in India as well as in China simultaneously on September 21, 2018. The film has been passed by the censor board in China and soon we will finalise the chain," the film's co-producer Yusuf Shaikh said in a statement.
"So far all those who have seen it have loved the film and the good part is that they all love the music very much. Hopefully, we can make the Chinese dance to this lovely Indian music by Papon," he added, reports IANS.
The film helmed by Prerna Wadhawan also stars Bani J and Raj Babbar.
Apurva Asrani Comes out With Partner of 11 Years Post 377
Four days after the Supreme Court decriminalised homosexuality, Apurva Asrani, screen-writer of films like Aligarh, Shahid and Simran, officially announced his 11-year relationship with partner Siddhant on Facebook.
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Pics: Abhishek, Taapsee & Vicky at the Manmarziyaan TIFF Premiere
The lead actors Abhishek Bachchan, Vicky Kaushal, Taapsee Pannu and the director Anurag Kashyap attended the grand premiere of Manmarziyaan at the ongoing Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). Check out the pictures here.
Halle Berry to Make Directorial Debut With 'Bruised'
Actress Halle Berry is all set to step into director's shoes with the mixed martial arts film titled "Bruised".
The Oscar winning actress will also produce the film and will star in it, reports variety.com.
In the film, Berry will portray a disgraced MMA fighter who has to face one of the rising stars of the MMA world and deal with the return of her 6-year-old son to the mother he deserves, reports IANS.
Richa Chadha, Pankaj Tripathi on Board Kangana’s ‘Panga’
Actors Richa Chadha and Pankaj Tripathi, who had earlier wooed the audience with their performances in Fukrey and Fukrey Returns, will be seen together on screen again -- in Ashwini Iyer Tiwari's directorial Panga.
‘Manmarziyaan’ Early Review: Typical B’Wood Song & Dance Romance
Penned by Kanika Dhillon, Manmarziyaan or Husband Material, backed by the Anil Ambani-led Reliance Entertainment's Phantom Films joint venture premiered at the ongoing Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). The film marks many firsts - Abhishek Bachchan’s first film with Anurag Kashyap as well as his comeback after a long hiatus and Kashyap’s first mainstream rom-com of sorts. Here are snippets from Variety’s early review of the film.
Salman Khan’s ‘Loveratri’ Dragged to Court; FIR Filed in Bihar
Bihar's Muzaffarpur Court gives orders to file FIR against Salman Khan and seven other actors after a complaint was filed by an advocate against him and his production Loveratri alleging that the title of the film hurts Hindu sentiments, according to ANI.
Advocate Sudhir Kumar Ojha on 6 September had filed a complaint in a Bihar court against Salman Khan and others associated with his next home production Loveratri, alleging that the title of the film hurts Hindu sentiments by deriding the festival of Navaratri. Read more here.
Proposed to Aishwarya at TIFF: Abhishek Bachchan
Abhishek Bachchan is back at the Toroto International Film Festival and has revealed the special connection he has with it. He is there for a screening for his upcoming film Manmarziyaan.
“The last time I was in TIFF,” Bachchan joked, “I proposed to my wife (Aishwarya Rai Bachchcan). She has warned me not to do any such thing this time.”
Review: Netflix’s ‘Once Again’ Is a Love Letter to Shefali Shah
For a film that relies heavily on telephonic conversation to build the chemistry between its leads, Once Again directed by Kanwal Sethi soars in its moments of silence that heave with small intimacies. It’s in these moments that the camera evocatively explores fleeting emotions conveyed by Shefali Shah, barely visible to the eyes yet deeply felt. She’s the beating heart of this film which could have benefitted from a tighter plot.
Ritesh Batra has almost cemented his credentials as the contemporary master storyteller, unpacking nuances of middle-age romance with films like The Lunchboxand Our Souls at Night. With these precedents, Once Again is like deja vu that shares the same connective tissue. It may not be formulaic but the premise follows a familiar template of mature romance.
Read more on The Quint.
Hannah Gadsby Reads SRK’s ‘Sweet Tweet’ On Netflix’s ‘Nanette’
Hannah Gadsby’s searing stand-up special, Nanette, appeared on Netflix on 19 June and has since become one of the most talked about comedy specials of all time. In the wake of the #MeToo movement, Gadsby’s hour-long special offers modest laughs - but more importantly - deals with the sexism, homophobia and assault that she has dealt with in her own life.
Celebrities and influences across the globe have been talking about the show since it dropped on the streaming service. So Netflix India got the comedian to read out some of the praises that have been heaped on Hannah Gadsby: Nanette.
Oh, Shah Rukh Khan’s tweet also made it to the list. Check it out.
Review: No Place for Love (Or a Good Man) in Netflix’s ‘Love and Shukla’
As I zip through Mumbai’s highways at midnight after a late work shift, I often see couples - of all ages - sitting on the edge of the pavements, deep in conversation or simply taking in the night air. The sea promenade is too far and there’s clearly not room enough for a quiet tete-a-tete at home.
Siddartha Jatla’s Love and Shukla, streaming on Netflix after a festival run including Busan and Palm Springs and the prestigious NETPAC Award at Jogja-NETPAC Asian Film Festival, dropped me almost in the middle of such a couple. The film, starring Saharsh Kumar Shukla and Taneea Rajawat in the lead roles, revolves around the struggles of an autorickshaw driver to get intimate with his newly wedded wife in the cramped space he shares with his family.