Category Archives: Bollywood

‘Dream Girl has got a new life on ZEE5’, says Nushrat Bharucha

In an engaging fireside chat at the HIGH FIVE ON ZEE5 award ceremony Nushrat Bharucha and renowned journalist and critic, Bhawana Somaaya candidly spoke about the journey of films from the big screen to the silver screen and now, on mobile screens, just a click away.

Nushrat Bharucha shared her experience of shooting Dream Girl and how the film continues to be loved and laughed upon.

The duo, also spoke about how with the rise and rise of OTT platforms films today are evergreen so anyone can watch it anywhere, at any time. ZEE5 streams some of the biggest blockbuster films on the platform and their recent acquisition Dream Girl has performed extremely well.

HIGH FIVE ON ZEE5 honoured the most consumed content across various categories which was adjudged based on data pertaining to consumers viewership, engagement rate and completion rate.

The awards sheds light and gives an insight of what India watched in 2019.

The event also marked the presence of actors Anant Joshi from the series Virgin Bhasskar, Sarathkumar S M from the series Auto Shankar and Krishna Kaul and Mughda Chapekar (Ranbir and Prachi) from the ZEETV show Kumkum Bhagya. Also, present at the event was Bhav Dhulia the young director of ZEE5’s most loved show Rangbaaz, Radhiva Lavu and Anish Yohan Kuruvilla, Producer and Director of the acclaimed Telugu series G.O.D, Panduranga Hari.R the director of ZEE5’s most loved regional show Auto Shankar and lastly Shivangi Bhayana singer of the track Dirty Girl.

Article and Image sourced from Film News PortalGlamGold.com.

Urvashi Rautela not to be a part of ‘Chehre’

Urvashi Rautela seems to be quite the talk of the town lately. The pretty actress has been busy promoting her movie ‘Pagalpanti’ which released last week. Right after the release Urvashi flew down to Lucknow to shoot for her upcoming project which is the Tamil remake of the superhit “Thiruttu Payale 2″.

The actress will be seen in a completely different avatar, she has gone completely de glam for the character Abha where she is a police officer officers’ wife.

Reportedly, the actress is very involved in this project, she is confident that this movie will help her establish her name as a serious actor and open avenues for her.

The industry is abuzz with rumour that Miss Rautela was offered the female lead for Anand Pandit’s “Chehre” directed by Rumi Jaffrey which stars Amitabh Bachchan and Emraan Hashmi after Mouni Roy walked out of the film. The actress was very excited to be a part of this project, but however she also could not accommodate her dates and had to let go of the movie. Sources suggest that Urvashi’s team tried very hard to work out the dates but could not do so because of her ongoing commitment to Thiruttu Payale2. However, she wished them all the luck for the upcoming project.

This is the third Amitabh Bachan starrer movie that the actress had to walk out of because of date issue before Chehre, Urvashi was also offered Sarakar 3 and the Hindi Tamil bilingual Tera Yaar Hoon Main opposite the mega star.

Kartik, Bhumi, Ananya Relive The 90s Era With ‘Ankhiyon Se Goli Maare’

Kartik Aaryan, Bhumi Pedenkar and Ananya Panday starrer Pati Patni Aur Woh is making the headlines for all the right reasons and has become the talk of the town. Last week, after dropping their first song Dheeme Dheeme, which has gone viral on the internet and several lip-sync apps and even netizens taking the dance challenge using the hashtag #DanceLikeChintuTyagi, the makers of Pati Patni Aur Woh released their second song. The team has recreated ‘90s hit number, Ankhiyon Se Goli Maare. Kartik specially flew down to Delhi from Patiala to launch the party number with his leading ladies, Bhumi and Ananya.

Stepping into dancing shoes of Govinda and Raveena Tandon, Ankhiyon Se Goli Maare will see Kartik shaking a leg with his ‘Patni’ Bhumi and ‘Woh’ Ananya. The actor’s moves in Dheeme Dheeme has made the internet go crazy and looks like the trio is going to teach us few more signature steps this party season. Choreographed by Farah Khan, this song is a perfect tribute to the evergreen superstars and Kartik-Bhumi-Ananya has done some steps and antics will make this one an instant hit. The recreated song is a peppy dance track and it will relate with today’s youth. The vibe and tone of the song is also very colourful and vibrant, it promises to be another blockbuster for the team. People who have seen the rushes of the song say that Kartik’s chemistry with both his lead actresses is something to look forward to. This song will definitely keep everyone hooked as the old version still has a high recall value.

T-Series head honcho Bhushan Kumar says, “Ankhiyon Se Goli Maare is my personal favourite from the album. Since it has the 90s magic with a modern twist, the song brings back lots of memories. The trio – Kartik, Ananya & Bhumi have done complete justice in this one. We hope the audiences love the modern version too.”

Creative producer Juno Chopra (BR Studios) says, “Ankhiyon Se Goli Maare was the last leg of shoot and the entire team had whale of a time while shooting for it. Kartik, Ananya, Bhumi & Farah enjoyed to the fullest on the sets. Farah comes up with such funny situations that while shooting we were continuously in splits.We hope that just like our first song received all the love, this one too garners lots of love and appreciation.”

Farah Khan says, “Ankhiyon Se Goli Maare is an iconic song and I agreed to do it because Juno is a dear friend. Hope this new foot tapping version appeal to the audience the way the original song did back then. We have tried to make it different and interesting but at the same keeping the essence of the original intact.”

Sung by Mika Singh & Tulsi Kumar and composed by Tanishk Bagchi, Ankhiyon Se Goli Maare is all set to become the biggest party song of the year and we’re ready with our dancing shoes.

Article sourced from Vipul Shah’s Entertainment News.

Urvashi Pays Tribute To Sridevi

Remember the iconic song “Tera bimaar mera dil” from the 1989 film Chalbaz?

Urvashi Rautela will be seen shaking her leg along with John Abraham in his upcoming movie “Pagalpanti.”

According to Urvashi, she looks at the song as a tribute from her end to the one of Hindi Cinema’s vibrant actress, Sridevi.

Urvashi RautelaReports suggest that for almost a month Urvashi used to train for 3 hours every day as she wanted to give her 200%.

During the shooting of the song, it is said that Urvashi was running a 102 degree fever yet she didn’t stop the shoot. What makes this song even more special is the fact that she has tried to introduce her own touch to this super hit song. She will be seen nailing an extremely difficult ballet act; 180 degree splits.

Her efforts and dedication to the song is a testimony of her love and respect for the acting goddess – Sridevi.

Article sourced from the best bollywood news site GlamGold.com by Vipul Shah.

Melissa Raju Thomas bags an interesting role in Bejoy Nambiar’s Taish

Actress Melissa Raju Thomas bagged an interesting role in Taish. Directed by Bejoy Nambiar, Melissa will share screen space with power house performers like Pulkit Samrat, Jim Sarbh and Harshvardhan Rane.

The svelte actor is making her debut with the much talked about Moothon- a bilingual feature film helmed by Geetu Mohandas (who’s earlier film Liar’s Dice was nominated at the Oscars) and Co- produced by Anurag Kashyap. In Moothon Melissa will be seen opposite Nivin Pauly, a name to reckon with in the Malayalam film industry.

Melissa has been receiving amazing feedback for her performance in Moothon after it was screened at MAMI and the Toronto Film Festival and is gearing up for her next outing, Taish.

Speaking about her projects, Melissa said, “It all still feels new and each day I feel I’m starting afresh. Moothon is due for its theatrical release. And I’m looking forward to working with Bejoy. He thinks out of the box and his style of storytelling is also very unique. I’m thrilled to be a part of his project.”

Athiya dawns a whole new deglam look Motichoor Chaknachoor

Ever since the trailer of the film Motichoor Chaknachoor was launched, it has garnered immense positive response. Interestingly, seeing the unlikely jodi of Nawaz and Athiya together for the first time, has had the intrigue factor rising among the audience and the industry alike. Especially for Athiya who has never been seen in this pretty and simple small town girl avatar.

Essaying the role for Bhopal based Anita Awasthi aka Annie, Athiya spent alot of time understanding the character, her roots, her belief system etc. Part of that study also involved her look. In an effort to totally be one with the character, Athiya and her stylist made a few visits to Bhopal and sourced out a few local tailors who would create the look they wanted for her.

Talking about her look, Athiya says, “This was a first time experience for me so I really wanted to enjoy and showcase a truly authentic experience for the film. My stylist, Darshan Jalan and I decided on the style and color palette and then flew down to Bhopal a few times ahead of the shoot and shortlisted a few tailors to create my salmar kameez and saree look in the film. The uniqueness of the look was adding sweaters to the salwaars, and socks with sandals to give it a small town feel.I’m so glad we did it that way because once I was in those clothes, I felt like Annie and not like Athiya playing Annie. ”

Produced by Viacom18 Studios, Woodpecker Movies, Rajesh and Kiran Bhatia, the film also stars Navni Parihar, Abhishek Rawat and many more in pivotal roles. Directed by Debamitra Biswal, Motichoor Chaknachoor is set to release on Nov 15.

Post Stree, the trio producers Jio Studios, Dinesh Vijan and Amar Kaushik are back with Bala

Taking their successful association to the next level post Stree, the trio – producers Jio Studios, Dinesh Vijan and Amar Kaushik are back with Bala featuring Ayushmann Khurrana as the lead protagonist – that touches upon the subject of premature balding in men and the social stigma around it in a profoundly funny and entertaining way.

Ever since the trailer has been launched, Ayushmann’s realistic look has become a winner with the audience, especially his fans, who cannot stop raving about his performance and the movie’s hilarious narrative.

Known for churning out content-driven, cinematic experiences, Maddock Films is set to raise the bar even higher with the hilarious and honest story of Bala, helmed by the talented storyteller, Amar Kaushik. With Jio Studios backing the project after their previous successful ventures together, the terrific trio promises the audience yet another content-driven yet commercially viable big screen experience.

balaProducer Dinesh Vijan says, “At Maddock we’ve always believed in backing a director to make his best film. With Bala, Amar has outdone Stree and taken you on a journey that will make you lose and find yourself in it. This is our third association with Jio and we couldn’t have asked for better partners, Jyoti Despande have championed the team to push farther and we feel very fortunate to have found such supportive and collaborative partners.”

Amar Kaushik adds, “It’s great to work with Dinesh and Jio Studios who not only understand the importance of good subjects but also invest in stories that really needs to be told. Bala is the story of a common man and so each of us gravitated to the subject quite naturally. We hope the audience really enjoy the movie.”

Jio Studios & Dinesh Vijan present, Bala. A Maddock Films production, directed by Amar Kaushik staring Ayushmann Khurrana, Bhumi Pednekar and Yami Gautam releases on 8th November.

Ajay Devgn to make a biopic on The Ramsay Brothers

The flagbearer of the Horror genre in India, the Ramsay Brothers have a great story into becoming one of the most renowned names in the Indian Film Industry. To take their story to the masses, Ajay Devgn along with Priti Sinha has acquired the rights of the great journey of The Ramsay Brothers and would be producing the project together. Titled ‘The Ramsay Biopic’, it is written by Ritesh Shah.

Talking about the project Priti Sinha shares, “The late Shri Tulsi Ramsay and Shyam Ramsay along with every member of the Ramsay family instilled their faith in us by giving us their biopic rights.  Ajay and I are honored and excited to depict the fascinating journey of passion, hardships and immense success of 3 Generations of the Ramsay family who successfully set up the horror empire in India.”

The Ramsay Brothers have given the Indian Film Industry epic films like Veerana, Purana Mandir, Purani Haveli amongst others and have created renowned television show Zee Horror Show.

Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri Kick starts the shoot of The Kashmir Files

“I saw my father bring cut into pieces in front of my eyes and put in a sack and I did not get his body back also, please take my interview on record-  One victim (name withheld) told me while almost choking with tears on call”- Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri.

Agnihotri to film in 5 Countries- 20 plus states, capturing records of over 1000 victims & eyewitnesses

Post the success of The Tashkent Files, filmmaker, Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri announced his most ambitious project till date- The Kashmir Files and now he is all set to jumpstart the first schedule of the shoot across UK, USA & Canada. The month and a half long schedule will entail Agnihotri’s trailblazing journey overseas in an attempt to conduct research for the film. Along with his wife, actor & producer Pallavi Joshi, Vivek will be interviewing first hand record of displaced Kashmiri Pandits who are now settled far away from their roots.

The Kashmir Files- dubbed as #KashmirUnreported is a deep dive into the story of the biggest genocide in India’s history- ethnic cleansing of Kanshmiri Pandits, which has been unreported or under reported. Vivek Ranjan Agnihorti & Pallavi Joshi now embarks on a journey to unveil the underlying truth of this catastrophe that took place in India decades back.

The first schedule of the shoot entails on-camera interviews with victims, survivors and their family members and who have lost everything in the tryst. This shoot also marks the first ever attempt towards a consolidated report on this macabre incident which is still shrouded in mystery.

Talking of the first schedule Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri said, “I believe that this is the first schedule of The Kashmir Files and the most difficult part of the filming process because it involves real people and real stories which Pallavi and I would capture on camera. Once I get this right it is half battle won. The research for this project is an extensive one and I want to channelize my energy in digging as deep as possible to get the truth out. This incident should have gone down in the annals in History but where is it? How many people know about the magnitude of it? “

He added, “A film like The Kashmir Files has to bring out the truth or else it will be just another film that will come and go. I’m making this film ‘by demand’- I have numerous well-wishers who have urged me to pick up this subject. I have had people calling me on phone and breaking down- telling me about how they have been witness to their father being butchered into 50 pieces or mother being raped. I owe them the truth”.

The prolonged research will take Vivek and Pallavi across USA, UK, Canada, Germany and around India to record firsthand account of victims, survivors and eyewitness of this terrible tragedy. The Kashmir Files promises to be the first ever true account of most heart wrenching story of human suffering that India has witnessed.

Amitabh Bachchan’s first film SAAT HINDUSTANI completes 50 years of release

Amitabh Bachchan made his debut in Hindi film industry with SAAT HINDUSTANI released on 7th November 1969. Big B completes 50 years of his journey in Bollywood.

SAAT HINDUSTANI was written and directed by Khwaja Ahmad Abbas. The film portrays the heroic story of seven Indians who attempt to liberate Goa from the Portuguese colonial rule.

The film also stars Utapal Dutt, Madhu, Shehnaz, A.K. Hangal and Anwar Ali.