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Ayan Mukerji Shares Glimpses of Alia-Ranbir's 'Brahmastra' Journey

Brahmastra director Ayan Mukerji took to Instagram to share a throwback picture with Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor from 2016 when they first began working on the film.

He also shared a photo of Alia from the sets of the film and recalled the first time he met her.

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'Hellboy' to Release in India in April

Superhero film Hellboy will release in India on April 12. Based on the graphic novels by Mike Mignola, Hellboy follows the powerful demon Anung Un Rama (aka Hellboy) as he fights monsters and other demonic creatures while working for the government's secret Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defence.

The reboot is directed by Neil Marshall and stars David Harbour in the lead role. Hellboy also stars Daniel Dae Kim and Sasha Lane.

'No One Killed Jessica' & 'Raid' Dir to Make Spy Film

Raj Kumar Gupta, director of films such as No One Killed Jessica and Raid, has acquired the rights to the story of Ravinder Kaushik, an Indian spy who was famously known as The Black Tiger. Kaushik was RAW agent who went undercover and served in the Pakistani army.

Aamir Khan Announces Title of Next Film

Aamir Khan has revealed that his upcoming project will be titled Lal Singh Chadha. In an interaction with the media on his birthday, he said that the film would be a remake of 1994 comedy-drama Forrest Gump, which starred Tom Hanks and Robin Wright.

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Alia, Ajay Devgn to Star in Rajamouli's 'RRR'

Baahubali director SS Rajamouli has officially confirmed that Alia Bhatt and Ajay Devgn will be part of his upcoming film RRR, which also features Telugu actors Jr NTR and Ram Charan.

The film is reportedly set in the 1920s and follows the story of two freedom fighters. It is scheduled to release on 30 July 2020.

New 'Kalank' Poster Released

The makers of Kalank have released a new poster for the film. It features Varun Dhawan’s character taking on a bull in an arena.

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'Kalank' Teaser Gets Over 26 Million Views in 24 Hours

The teaser of "Kalank" gave a sneak-peek to the old world charm of Karan Johar's ambitious project, and it has got love and appreciation from all quarters.

The teaser of the love saga, featuring Sanjay Dutt, Madhuri Dixit Nene, Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt, Aditya Roy Kapur and Sonakshi Sinha, was launched on Tuesday. It has garnered over 26 million views in 24 hours across social media platform -- YouTube, Facebook and Instagram, IANS reported.

Shahid Shares New Look From 'Kabir Singh'

Shahid Kapoor shared another post from his look for upcoming movie Kabir Singh, the Hindu remake of the Telugu movie Arjun Reddy.

Shahid is seen sporting an injury on his face and looking angrily into a mirror.

New 'Kalank' Poster Released Featuring Aditya Roy Kapur

The makers of Kalank have released a new poster featuring Aditya Roy Kapur, who looks battle ready.

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'Us' Gets Release Date in India

Jordan Peele's horror film Us, written and directed by him, is scheduled to release across theatres in India on March 29.

Set in the present day, Us from Monkeypaw Productions, stars Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o as Adelaide Wilson, a woman returning to her beachside childhood home with her husband, Gabe (actor Winston Duke), and their two children (actors Shahadi Wright Joseph, Evan Alex) for an idyllic summer getaway.

Haunted by an unexplainable and unresolved trauma from her past and compounded by a string of eerie coincidences, Adelaide feels her paranoia elevate to high alert as she grows increasingly certain that something bad is going to befall her family.

Masaba Gupta, Madhu Mantena File for Divorce

After separating on a trial basis last year, designer Masaba Gupta and filmmaker Madhu Mantena have filed for divorce.

The now estranged couple filed for divorce at Bandra's Family Court here on Wednesday.

"After much thought and consideration, we have come to an amicable conclusion on all matters. We have decided to move forward separately and get divorced," the couple said in a joint statement.

"We are two individuals who respect and care for each other and have made our own choices. We would appreciate if we are given our privacy in this time," they added.

The daughter of veteran actress Neena Gupta and former West Indies batsman Vivian Richards got married to Mantena in 2015. The couple announced their separation last year in August. They decided to separate on a trial basis at that time.

'No Fathers in Kashmir' to Release on April 5

After an eight-month battle with the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), Ashvin Kumar's directorial No Fathers in Kashmir will hit the screens on April 5.

"It is a film made for young people all over India to connect with young people all over Kashmir, about the euphoria and hopefulness of being young - an A certificate would keep both these audiences away from each other. Now I am confident that kids will come out with their hearts beating for Kashmir," Kumar said in a statement.

Earlier this month, the Film Certification Appellate Tribunal (FCAT) had suggested that No Fathers In Kashmir is fit for a U/A certificate after a few cuts and disclaimers are incorporated in the movie.

Besides being its writer and director, Kumar also stars in the film along with Soni Razdan, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Anshuman Jha and Maya Sarao.

'PM Narendra Modi' Team Reaches Mumbai

After wrapping up shooting in Uttarakhand, the team of PM Narendra Modi has started shooting in Mumbai.

The cast and crew were shooting in different parts of Uttarakhand till March 10. They started the Mumbai schedule on Wednesday, read a statement.

"We have had an amazing shoot in the mountains and across Rishikesh, Harshil and other scenic places of Uttarakhand and the locals have been extremely helpful," producer Sandip Ssingh said.

"We all are in love with the state and its beauty. Looking forward to the Mumbai schedule now," Ssingh added.

Destin Daniel Cretton to Direct Marvel's First Asian-Led Project 'Shang-Chi'

Marvel has roped in Destin Daniel Cretton to direct its first project with an Asian lead, Shang-Chi.

Cretton broke out with 2013 indie favourite Short Term 12, which starred Captain Marvel star Brie Larson.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, other filmmakers who were being considered to helm the film were Justin Tipping (Dear White People), Alan Yang (Master of None) and Deborah Chow (Jessica Jones).

As per the comics, Shang-Chi was born in China to a Chinese father and a Caucasian American mother. The character first appeared in 1973's Special Marvel Edition No 15.

It was created by Steve Englehart and Jim Starlin after Marvel failed to acquire the comic book rights to TV series Kung Fu.

Priyanka Chopra to Speak at 2019 Women in the World Summit

Indian star Priyanka Chopra has joined the list of speakers at the 2019 Women in the World Summit.

The 36-year-old actor will discuss her career as an activist and entrepreneur at the summit in a session conducted by Women in the World founder Tina Brown.

According to Variety, the lineup for the event also includes Brie Larson, Cindy McCain, Susan Rice, Stacey Abrams, Ashley Judd, Jill Soloway, Bryan Cranston, and Anna Wintour with a keynote address from Oprah Winfrey.

The event, which will be celebrating its 10th anniversary at Lincoln Center from April 10-12, will be touching upon themes like battling misinformation, advancing the #MeToo movement and preserving journalism.

Launched in 2009, Women in the World summits have included appearances by Hillary Clinton, Nigerian novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, and former Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards.

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