Diljit Dosanjh aces look of hockey player Sandeep Singh in teaser poster

Punjabi pop sensation Diljit Singh took everyone by storm with his acting skills in ‘Udta Punjab’ and now he is all set to play hockey legend Sandeep Singh in his upcoming movie. The teaser poster proves why Diljit Dosanjh was the best choice of playing the hockey legend.

Diljit shared the first look of his upcoming biopic movie on his official Twitter account. He tweeted, “A winner wins the game, here’s one who will win all your hearts! Revealing soon. #DontLetThisStoryPass @shaadesh @sonypicsprodns @taapsee @Flicker_Singh @Iamangadbedi @IChitrangda @thecsfilms.”

The first teaser look has got the fans excited and they cannot wait for the first look which is going to be out tomorrow. The dark blue backdrop lends it a gripping feel and Diljit aces the look of Sandeep Singh. While the film isn’t a biopic, it explores an important chapter of Sandeep’s life to be played by Diljit.

Source : https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/hindi/bollywood/news/diljit-dosanjh-aces-look-of-hockey-player-sandeep-singh-in-teaser-poster/articleshow/61819703.cms

Film industry bodies decry threats against Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Deepika Padukone

Filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Padmavati’ hasn’t ceased to be in the headlines over the last few weeks. In a fresh turn of events, 20 bodies representing various factions of the film industry including filmmakers and technicians observed a 15-minute blackout in Film City on Sunday evening as a mark of protest against the bullying ways of supposed groups and the silence maintained by the governments of various states. The blackout was observed between 4.30 pm and 4.45 pm in the presence of over a thousand-strong crowd that comprised members of different associations and the aam junta.
Titled ‘Main Azaad Hoon?’, the protest was observed at the main entrance of the Film City studios in Goregaon to show the industry’s solidarity for Bhansali and to honour the creative forces of the fraternity. “We didn’t want to disturb the on-going work of our fellow producers, technicians and artistes which is the reason the duration of the blackout was only 15 minutes; but in those 15 minutes, no one shot a frame for their show or movie. Everyone peacefully resumed work because we know everyone is chasing a deadline,” said Ashoke Pandit (active member and office bearer at The Indian Film and Television Directors Association), adding, “What is also shocking is the strange unity with which all the political outfits are supporting the fringe groups in their act of hooliganism. The film was scheduled to open in cinemas on December 1 but now its release has been deferred and a new date is yet to be announced.

Firoz (Raja) Khan, the senior vice president of the Junior Artiste Association, believes that protests like this are important now to protect the bread and butter of the current generation of craftsmen and the future, too. He elaborated, “We don’t want the next generation to inherit fear from us. Sanjay Leela Bhansali is one of our best filmmakers who helms epics. Every department works hard to put a film like that together and so many of us earn our living by working on films like his. If filmmakers like him decide to not make films, whose loss do you think it is? Freedom of expression ka kya hua? I have worked with Bhansali and I know he is very sensitive to detail. He looks at every single junior artiste before a shot. If he has gone wrong somewhere, we have courts and the CBFC to pull him up. This open dhamkibaazi is not tolerable.”

Pointing out that they are expected to support every social campaign that the central government initiates,” Pandit said, “Amitabh Bachchan supports polio awareness. Several actresses have supported Beti Padhao Beti Bachao; Akshay Kumar and several other actors supported the Swacch Bharat Abhiyan. And what is the government doing when open threats are being issued to members of this fraternity? So far, nothing! Aaj Bhansali par ban aayi hai, khamosh rahe to kal hum sab par ban aayegi,” adds Ashoke.

Bhupinder Sayan, general secretary of the Indian films and television choreographers association, seconded Firoz Khan’s opinion and added, “We stand by our rights to work freely, without any fear and support Mr Bhansali when his professional freedom is being threatened. This problem needs a quick resolution. People have been asking questions about ‘Padmavati’ but are they giving him a chance to answer? Give him the space for it. If there is anything objectionable, the CBFC will direct accordingly. We cannot be dictated by fringe bodies. It affects the morale of an entire fraternity. We will take it to a point where the noise reaches the right ears. If the fringe groups have a reason to stand united, don’t we have ours?”

Source: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/hindi/bollywood/news/film-industry-bodies-decry-threats-against-sanjay-leela-bhansali-and-deepika-padukone/articleshow/61821039.cms

Ishaan Khatter wins best actor award at Bosphorus International Film Festival

Actor Ishaan Khatter has bagged the Best Actor award at Bosphorus International Film Festival in Turkey for his debut project, ‘Beyond The Clouds’. After opening this year’s IFFI, the movie directed by acclaimed Iranian director Majid Majidi was screened in Istanbul.

Ishaan, who was present at the festival, said he was overjoyed on receiving the award for his first film and dedicated it to his mother actor Neelima Azeem. “This is an absolute honour. My mother is here in the audience today – Everything I earn from my work will always, first and foremost, be dedicated to you. Thank you for giving me the gift of life and art…”

Ishaan said he was grateful to Majidi, his mentor, for giving him the chance to showcase his talent in the movie. “Firstly (for this piece of work) the award goes out to Majid Majidi – the masterful, wonderful, absolute legend of a man… Who trusted me and gave me this film as my first leading performance. Thank you sir and I will forever be indebted to you for that.”

“I have to thank the cast and crew of this movie, we did this together. Malavika – you and I will always share this experience,” he said. Besides the recognition in the Best Actor category, film’s editor Hassan Hassandoost won the Best Editing trophy. The film also also competed in the category of International Feature Film.

A R Rahman has composed the music for the film, with cinematography by Anil Mehta and Hindi dialogues have been penned by Vishal Bhardwaj. ‘Beyond The Clouds’ which opened the ongoing International Film Festival of India (IFFI), is scheduled to be released early next year.

Source : https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/hindi/bollywood/news/ishaan-khatter-wins-best-actor-award-at-bospohorous-int-film-festival/articleshow/61819389.cms

Beyhadh Actor Piyush Sahdev Arrested On Rape Charges

Television actor Piyush Sahdev, who’s best known for his roles in shows like Devon Ke Dev…MahadevSapne Suhane Ladakpan Ke and Beyadh, has been arrested by the Mumbai police. Reportedly, an actress filed an FIR at the Versova Police Station accusing him of rape.

Kiran Vasantrao Kale, senior inspector, Versova police station confirmed the news to Hindustan Times:

Yes, he has been charged with rape. An FIR was lodged against him on November 20. After investigations, we arrested him on November 22. He was produced in court on the same day and has been sent to police custody till November 27.”

The actor had parted ways with his wife Akangsha Rawat earlier this year.

Source : https://www.missmalini.com/2017/11/25/beyhadh-actor-piyush-sahdev-arrested-rape-charges/

Deepika Padukone Reacts To The Dangerous Threats She Has Received For Padmavati

If there’s one burning topic that has taken over all the news channels, it’s that of Padmavati.The last couple of days have seen multiple and bizarre threats – from someone openly taking out their sword on national television to members of the Karni Sena offering a bounty of Rs 10 crores for the heads of Deepika Padukone and Sanjay Leela Bhansali – it has been utterly disgusting and extremely sad.

The film has had to deal with a lot of troubles right from the time they were filming. The sets were destroyed and SLB was physically assaulted. Deepika’s rangoli at a mall too was destroyed by a bunch of goons – and all this was done to stop the film from releasing. It’s so ridiculous that people make open threats like these in public, and what’s even more ridiculous is that not many people from Bollywood have shown their support for the film. Kamal Hasaan took to Twitter to take DP’s side on the whole controversy and urged India to ‘wake up’.

Deepika finally reacted to the controversy when asked if she’d like to have better protection from the state. She told BBC World News,

In an ideal world, yes. I think it is too soon to tell… But yes it would be nicer to feel safer or protected at this point.”

She also added,

It is hurtful and it is sad. Cinema has the power to bring the people together, to unite people and to spread love. It is disheartening sometimes that people don’t recognise that.”

It is disheartening indeed and we hope this matter is resolved soon.

Source : https://www.missmalini.com/2017/11/25/deepika-padukone-reacts-threats-received-padmavati/

Kamal Haasan Supports Deepika Padukone And Padmavati With This Powerful Tweet

Padmavati has been embroiled in multiple controversies for the last couple of months. The film’s sets were destroyed by a bunch of goons, Sanjay Leela Bhansali was slapped and assaulted, and now to top it all off, they’ve threatened to not let the film release. From people taking out their swords on national television to the Karni Sena members offering a bounty to have Deepika Padukone and Sanjay Leela Bhansali beheaded – this is getting messier, more disgusting and more dangerous by the day.

And what’s even sadder is that not a lot of industry insiders have come forth to support Padmavati. Except for a few including the cast of the film – Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor – coming out and condemning these threats, there has been a haunting silence from the rest of Bollywood. We hope they come out and speak up soon.

Veteran actor Kamal Haasan, who is very vocal of his opinions and has faced his fair share of flak for doing so, took to twitter to lend his support to DP and Team Padmavati.

Seriously. Wake up, India.

Sagarika Ghatge and Zaheer Khan look like a million bucks at their wedding reception – view pics

It’s wedding season! Another couple in B-Town got hitched yesterday. Sagarika Ghatge got married to cricketer Zaheer Khan in a small and private ceremony, earlier in the day. The pictures made fans gush over them all day long. Now we have pictures from their wedding reception which will give you butterflies in your stomach. Sagarika and Zaheer held a reception in Mumbai’s St Regis, where they welcomed their guests from the world of cricket and Bollywood. They stepped out for a photo op as a host of paparazzi were waiting for them outside the venue.

The newlywed couple was looking gorgeous to the core. Sagarika chose a peach coloured saree for the occasion and was lookings stunning. A black blazer with a Chinese collar made Zaheer even more handsome. They held each other tightly as they posed for pics. They had been busy with the ceremonies since morning, but not a single sign of tiredness was visible on their face. Of course, both of them are very happy to start the new phase of their life together.

In an earlier interview, Sagarika revealed that she will continue working as an actress after marriage! Sagarika stated, “Definitely, I’m just looking at doing some good work.” She also confirmed that she would love to do more roles and hopes to bag good offers in the coming days. “Big or small, the medium doesn’t matter. I did a Marathi film (Premachi Goshta in 2013) because it helped me grow as an actor. I’m guessing priorities will change after marriage but Zaheer is supportive of my decision knowing I love being on the sets,” she concluded.

Considering it’s an inter-religious marriage, ask the 38-year-old Zaheer if they faced any issues in convincing each other’s families, he says, “Both our families are evolved enough to understand that it’s about marrying the right person over marrying into the same religion. It’s important to be a good human being.” Sagarika too seconded his thoughts saying, “My parents are also open-minded and their primary concern was that I marry the right person. I am sure they may have had their apprehensions, but after meeting him, it cleared a lot of things for them. He is perfect.”

Stay tuned  for more updates.

Source : http://www.bollywoodlife.com/news-gossip/sagarika-ghatge-and-zaheer-khan-look-like-a-million-bucks-at-their-wedding-reception-view-pics/

PHOTO ALERT: Janhvi Kapoor & Ishaan Khattar Share Wonderful Chemistry In This New Still From Dhadak

A couple of days ago, Karan Johar officially announced his upcoming film, Dhadak, starring debutantes Ishaan Khattar & Janhvi Kapoor. The duo has been hanging out together since a long time now (they love watching movies together, it seems) and their chemistry is quite evident in all the romantic posters of the film.

Dhadak is the official remake of the Marathi superhit Sairat, a tale about two star-crossed lovers belonging to different castes. While we are yet to see Janhvi & Ishaan on the silver screen, we do know that they share a great vibe and look fabulous together.

Check out their rapport in this new still from Dhadak:


Source : https://www.missmalini.com/2017/11/17/photo-alert-janhvi-kapoor-ishaan-khattar-share-wonderful-chemistry-in-this-new-still-from-dhadak/

CBFC Chief Prasoon Joshi Slams Sanjay Leela Bhansali For Screening Padmavati Without Clearance

Padmavati is in troubled waters even as it inches closer towards its release date. Despite repeated clarifications from the cast & director Sanjay Leela Bhansali about not hurting religious sentiments, there is no clarity yet about the film hitting the screens on December 1.

Amidst death threats and ugly political agenda, Deepika Padukone is bravely promoting the film and the film’s male protagonists, Shahid Kapoor & Ranveer Singh are also hopeful of a positive outcome.

Meanwhile, the recently appointed chief of CBFC, Prasoon Joshi expressed his disappointment about Sanjay Leela Bhansali screening the film for select media people without getting a clearance first. Speaking to IANS about it, he said:

It is disappointing that the film ‘Padmavati’ is being screened for the media and getting reviewed on national channels without the CBFC having seen or certified the film. This compromises the role of systems and balances that are part of a functioning industry. It’s myopic to treat the certification process haphazardly to suit convenience. On one hand, holding the CBFC responsible and pressurising to accelerate the process. And on the other hand, attempt to subvert the very process, sets an opportunistic precedent.”

There were reports that the board has returned the film to the producers without certification, about which Prasoon said:

In this specific case, the film’s application came up this week only for review. The makers know and admit that the paperwork is not complete. The very disclaimer whether the film is work of fiction or historical was left blank and not stated, and on simply and legitimately being asked to provide documents, target the CBFC for looking the other way and delay. The CBFC is a responsible body and has the best interests of the industry and society in mind. Let not convenient casual methods be brought into practice. We all must have a responsible, mutually respectful and balanced approach.”

FYI, it all started with Arnab Goswami announcing on his channel that he has seen the film and did not find anything objectionable. Lucky boy, this one!

We hope Padmavati emerges as the winner of this ongoing battle and the film peacefully releases in theatres on the scheduled date.

Source : https://www.missmalini.com/2017/11/21/cbfc-chief-prasoon-joshi-slams-sanjay-leela-bhansali-for-screening-padmavati-without-clearance/

Karan Johar congratulates Ishaan Khatter on the launch of his debut film, Beyond The Clouds at IFFI

It’s a big day for Bollywood’s upcoming starlet – Ishaan Khatter as his debut film – Beyond The Clouds will be the opening movie at International Film Festival of India ( IFFI) today.  The movie has been directed by Majid Majidi and also stars Malvika Mohanan. Karan Johar has taken to social media to congratulate the star on the launch of his film -Congratulations to Ishaan and the entire team of #beyondtheclouds … today it is the opening film at #IFFI ….strong positioning to what I believe is an exceptional film. The film recently premiered at the BFI London Film Festival. Several critics who attended the premiere were all praises for the filmmaker’s analytical style of filmmaking, Ishan’s nergy and his knack for emoting. The opening sequence unanimously blew everyone away. All in all, international critics have already considered Ishaan to be a promising new comer. Let’s see what people at IFFI have to say about the critically acclaimed director’s film.

Beyond The Clouds explores a brother-sister relationship and has three languages interwoven into the film  – English, Tamil, Hindi. In an earlier here’s what Majidi had to say about Ishaan Khatter – “Ishaan is a wonderful boy. He is extremely talented and I feel, he will have a bright future in the film industry.”

In other news, Ishan Khatter is all set to kickstart his Bollywood debut project – Dhadak opposite another upcoming starlet – Janhvi Kapoor. The film is reportedly based on the critically acclaimed Marathi film – Sairat. While  it won’t be an exact copy,  the remake will draw strengths form the film. Several stills of the new duo have been going viral online. Everyone is already in love with this new pair. The film will be directed by Shashank Khaitan of Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania. The film is all set to release on July 6th, 2018.  They will reportedly begin shooting next month in Rajasthan.

Source : http://www.bollywoodlife.com/news-gossip/karan-johar-congratulates-ishaan-khatter-on-the-launch-of-his-debut-film-beyond-the-clouds-at-iffi/