Top Entertainment News: Rift Brewing Between ‘Stree’ Producers?
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Top Entertainment News: Rift Brewing Between ‘Stree’ Producers?


Dilip Kumar to Welcome 96th Birthday Among Close Friends, Family

His movement is limited, diet is restricted and he recognises only a few close ones. But as he turns 96, Bollywood legend Dilip Kumar continues to get the love of his fans who have embraced his prolific performances in a glorious career that has earned such epithets like Indian cinema's Kohinoor and Tragedy King.

Instead of having a glitzy affair, Dilip Kumar will be surrounded by his family members and close friends on his special day.

His family friend Faisal Farooqui told IANS: "Saab has never wanted to celebrate birthdays. The last birthday we celebrated as a big event was his 89th birthday, which was in 2011 and of course, saab enjoyed that. Dilip Saab is not a big fan of celebrating birthdays. He has not done that in a very long time and birthdays are occasions where the family gets together and some close friends get together. So, Saab's brothers and sisters would come, (his wife) Saira Banuji's extended family will come and then my family and some close friends gather together. Even when Saab was active socially and personally, he was not fond of big celebrations. So, doing justice to that tradition, Sairaji has not planned anything big.”

Case Filed Against ‘Kedarnath’ in Uttar Pradesh Court

A case has been filed in a local court at Jaunpur district of Uttar Pradesh against the Bollywood flick Kedarnath, which is set against the backdrop of the 2013 flash floods.

In his petition filed before the court of Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate (ACJM-II), Dhananjay Mishra on Monday, the petitioner Siddhartha Singh, has named the main lead Sushant Singh Rajput, Sara Ali Khan and director Abhishek Kapoor.

The petitioner has objected to the film, his lawyers pointed out, due to a variety of reasons including its passionate love scenes and alleged promotion of love jihad,obscene dance sequences in the backdrop of a major disaster, scars of which are still afresh in the minds of the victims and their families.

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Teaser Poster of Anupam Kher's 'Hotel Mumbai' Unveiled

Hotel Mumbai - an American-Australian thriller film directed by Anthony Maras and written by John Collee and Maras is based on the documentary Surviving Mumbai, against the backdrop of Mumbai attacks in 2008 at the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in India. It was premiered at TIFF earlier this year.

Netflix’s ‘Stranger Things’ 3 Title Teaser Prompts New Theories

If there’s any title score that can elicit goosebumps it’s that of Stranger Things.While the third instalment of the Netflix show is set to drop in 2019, the episode titles of season 3 were unveiled in a teaser by the streaming platform.

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Kartik Aaryan-Kriti Sanon's 'Luka Chuppi' Gets Release Date

Romantic comedy Luka Chuppi will be released on 1 March, 2019. The film stars Kartik Aaryan and Kriti Sanon alongside Pankaj Tripathi, Vinay Pathak and Aparshakti Khurana. It has been directed by Laxman Utekar and produced by Dinesh Vijan.

Virushka Celebrate First Wedding Anniversary

Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma tied the knot in Italy on 11 December, 2017. The couple took to social media to mark their anniversary. Anushka shared a video from the wedding with the caption: “It's heaven, when you marry a good 'man'”.

Virat shared some previously unseen photos from the wedding saying, “Can't believe it's been a year already because it feels like it happened just yesterday.”

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'Bareilly Ki Barfi' To Be Remade in Telugu

According to a report by Indian Express, production houses Kona Film Corporation and People Media Factory have acquired the rights for a Telugu remake of Bareilly Ki Barfi. The original film is a Hindi romantic comedy starring Ayushmann Khurrana, Kriti Sanon and Rajkummar Rao.

Watch: The ‘Hotel Mumbai’ Teaser Is a Chilling Reminder of 26/11

The teaser to Hotel Mumbai has been released. Directed by Anthony Maras, the film is based on the events of 26 November, 2008, when terrorists laid siege to the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in Mumbai in addition to several other locations, including Chhatrapathi Shivaji Terminus (CST), the Oberoi Trident Hotel, Leopold Cafe, Cama Hospital and Nariman House.

Read more here.

Arshad Warsi’s ‘Fraud Saiyyan’ Teaser Out; Director Steps Down

After Bhaiaji Superhit, Arshad Warsi will be seen in another caper in the New Year titled Fraud Saiyyan. From the film’s teaser, which was released on 10 December, Arshad appears to play the ironically named Bhola Prasad Tripathi, a man from Lucknow who fraudulently marries several different women, seemingly for money.

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Anurag Kashyap Celebrates Uncensored ‘Manmarziyaan’ Releasing Online

Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap has always had issues with the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC). That trend continued with his latest film Manmarziyaanstarring Abhishek Bachchan, Taapsee Pannu and Vicky Kaushal, even though it was said to be the radical director’s most mainstream effort. Only days after the film’s release, a few scenes from Manmarziyaan were cut in certain states, which infuriated Anurag.

Now Anurag has reason to celebrate since the film is all set to be released digitally on Eros Now, which purports to be a censorship-free web platform. The cut scenes will be put back, according to a report in Mid-Day.

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Is a Rift Brewing Between Producers of ‘Stree’ Over Pending Dues?

One half of the producers of Stree, Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK—aka Raj & DK—have been sidelined by Dinesh Vijan, whom they had partnered with to jointly produce the film under their banners Maddock Films and D2R Films, claim sources.

They had agreed to split the profits 50-50 but Raj & DK are yet to see their share of the money that the project earned. According to a source, the duo played a key role in the making of Stree. They were reportedly deeply involved in the making of the film, whether it was hiring the cast and crew, conducting location recces, overseeing the shooting or the editing and post-production.

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Kiara Advani Excited Over Special Appearance in 'Kalank'

Actress Kiara Advani is excited about her special appearance in Abhishek Varman's period drama Kalank.

On her upcoming projects, she said: "I am very excited for my special appearance in Kalank since it's a huge film and it's the first time I am doing something in the period space. I have finished shooting for that."

Kiara said she has started shooting for Kabir Singh and Good News.

"I have just begun shoot for both Kabir Singh and Good News simultaneously and it's going very well. We are excited to continue the shoot and make a really good movie for the audience so, it has been a busy month," said the Lust Stories actress.

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