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.

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/

Padmavati trailer: Ranveer Singh’s cruel intensity, Shahid Kapoor’s Rajput warrior avatar and Deepika Padukone’s ethereal beauty will haunt you for days to come

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When it was announced that Sanjay Leela Bhansali is making a film based on the folklore of Rani Padmini, it had everyone excited. Later, when the cast of the film was locked and it was made public that Deepika Padukone will be seen in the titular character, while Ranveer Singh will be seen playing Sultan Alauddin Khilji, however it was the unusual casting of Shahid Kapoor that excited everyone the most. After that when the first character poster of the film was released it sent everyone in a state of frenzy. If Deepika Padukone’s look as Rani Padmini didn’t create enough buzz, Shahid Kapoor’s Mahrawal Ratan Singh and Ranveer Singh’s Sultan Alauddin Khilji’s character poster took the hype to an all time high. In my personal opinion those posters had created enough buzz that even if they hadn’t released the trailer, the film would’ve taken a flying start at the boxoffice.

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Anyway the trailer is here and it is everything that you expected it to be. It is majestic, gigantic and truly a magnum opus we all have been waiting for after the sheer brilliance of Baahubali 2: The Conclusion. One look at the trailer and you’ll know that it is the biggest Bollywood film in over a decade.

The trailer is bound to give you goosebumps…

Check out the trailer below:

Releasing on December 1, 2017, Padmavati also stars Aditi Rao Hydari, Raza Murad, Jim Sarbh, among others.

Let us know what you all think about the trailer. Did it meet your expectations?

Source : http://www.bollywoodlife.com/news-gossip/padmavati-trailer-ranveer-singhs-cruel-intensity-shahid-kapoors-rajput-warrior-avatar-and-deepika-padukones-ethereal-beauty-will-haunt-you-for-days-to-come/

This is why Shahid Kapoor warned brother Ishaan about dating Jhanvi Kapoor

Shahid Kapoor has always been protective towards his brother Ishaan Khattar, and probably that’s the reason he has been taking a keen interest in Ishaan’s career in Bollywood.

Shahid doesn’t want Ishaan to lose focus from his career and that’s why he felt the need of a heart to heart talk with Ishaan.
As per a report in Mid-Day, Shahid told Ishaan to keep his love life away from the media glare as it may create a certain kind of public image for him. Ishaan and Jhanvi, Sridevi and Boney Kapoor’s daughter, have often been seen at some events together with the latest being the screening of Baywatch in Mumbai.

Jhanvi Kapoor

Ishaan and Jhanvi both are likely to make their Bollywood debuts soon. While Jhanvi’s film hasn’t been announced yet, Ishaan is working with master Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi’s Beyond The Clouds.

Content Credit: hindustantimes.com

5 Things We Loved About Rangoon

Rangoon

Rangoon

Vishal Bharadwaj’s Rangoon is intrinsically a film about romance in the time of war and is set in pre-independent India in 1943 amidst the on-going World War II. The film touches upon the two on-going movements back then – one of Ahimsa by Mahatma Gandhi, and the other of Subhash Chandra Bose – a more violent attempt to get India independence along with the Indian National Army.

Amidst this, we have three main characters – the stoic Nawab Malik (Shahid Kapoor), an Indian soldier who has just spent eight months as a prisoner in Japanese custody. He somehow escapes this, establishing himself as the brave, unabashed soldier who will do anything for his country. Then there’s the ridiculously good looking Russi Billimoria (Saif Ali Khan), a well established studio owner who used to once be an action superstar until he loses his hand in a stunt accident. Lastly, there’s Julia (Kangana Ranaut), a leading action heroine, Rusi’s muse and Nawab’s lover. She’s physically strong yet emotionally vulnerable as she discovers herself through the forests of Arunachal Pradesh.

I watched the film yesterday and here are five things we loved about the film.

Shahid & Kangana’s Chemistry

Shahid Kapoor, Kangana Ranaut

Shahid Kapoor, Kangana Ranaut

Absolutely electrifying. These two were terrific and brought so much intensity and passion to the screen, it’s almost hard to believe there are rumours doing the rounds that the two don’t get along. This pairing, honestly, might just be my favourite one. I was rooting for them right from the very beginning. PS – I must add that this was one of Shahid’s best performances so far. A full 10/10 for his acting chops.

Saif Ali Khan’s Fabulous Performance

Saif Ali Khan, Kangna Ranaut

Saif Ali Khan, Kangana Ranaut

This film has made me realise that Saif Ali Khan is one of those actors who has been drastically under-appreciated. Saif as the jealous and controlling fiancé is absolutely amazing and proves what a fine actor he is.

Music

Good, soulful music is always synonymous with a Vishal Bharadwaj film. Ye Ishq Hai is undoubtedly the highlight of the film.

Supporting Cast

As great as the leading trio was, the supporting cast were the ones who held the film together. Satoru Kawaguchi as the Japanese soldier was incredible. His comic timing was on-point and he makes you feel a range of emotions. You want to be angry with him but can’t help rooting for him either. His scenes with Shahid and Kangana stand out in the film, and that says quite something about his potential. Saharsh Shukla also doesn’t go unnoticed as Julia’s spot boy.

Julia Is A Total Badass

Kangana Ranaut

Kangana Ranaut

Kangana Ranaut’s character is the heart of Rangoon. She’s ruthless, fights the bad guys with her whip, jumps from one train to the other. She’s tough yet beautifully vulnerable and brings to the fore all the shades of being a woman. What was interesting is that Julia is the one actress who could bring commercial success to the film and her studio, bearing a striking resemblance to what Kangana is like in real life. She’s one of the few female actresses who can carry off a film just as well as a male actor, and this without a doubt is Kangana’s film all the way.

PS – I want to add again that Shahid Kapoor was AMAZING in the film!

If you’ve been a fan of Vishal Bharadwaj’s films, Rangoon is a must watch. Head to the theatre and let us know what you thought of the film. 🙂

Source : https://www.missmalini.com/2017/02/24/5-things-we-loved-about-rangoon/

Kangana Ranaut, Shahid Kapoor, Saif Ali Khan’s film receives a MIXED response from critics

Kangana Ranaut, Shahid Kapoor

Kangana Ranaut, Shahid Kapoor

Kangana Ranaut, Shahid Kapoor, Saif Ali Khan’s much awaited film Rangoon has finally released! What has caused more hype to the film apart from the stellar cast is the man donning the director’s hat, Vishal Bharadwaj. The story revolves around individuals and how the dynamics of love change their lives. Evidently, it is a love triangle between the stars in the film set during the time of World War 2. The movie delivers war, love, deceit in forms that only Bharadwaj can compile together! So with the film finally releasing, critics have given it a mixed response. From good to mediocre to bad ratings have been given to the film. Although it’s mostly the storytelling that has miffed the critics, who expected a lot more, performance wise, they’ve all done well. Reviewers can’t stop raving about the brilliance of Kangana, who quite possibly owns the show but not without the astounding performance of Shahid and Saif! Check out the reviews of critics of the industry.

BollywoodLife: 4 stars

The three protagonists – Kangana, Shahid and Saif deliver their best performances even in a plot that sometimes curbs them. Julia is a brave heroine, she fearless and not shameful of admitting that she’s a bastard.

India.com: 3.5 stars

With so much exposure to Hollywood movies for our audience, it’s not easy to do justice to the setting. But Vishal Bhardwaj and his team deserve a pat on their backs for recreating the foregone era. Be it the production design, the beautiful locales used and and the props, the technical values are simply brilliant. Pankaj Kumar’s camera work effortlessly captures the hues of the forest, the pristine green waters of the river as well as the dark grey clouds that are a metaphor for the looming doom for some of the characters.

India Today: 2 stars

At two hours and forty seven minutes, Rangoon doesn’t satisfy either as a period love story or a rousing drama about India’s fight for independence. Working on a big canvas, Bhardwaj has enough grandeur and glamour (the sets and costumes are striking) but is short on an engaging narrative. The overblown and protracted climax, with a touch of Tarantino thrown in, makes one giggle.

Hindustan Times: 2 stars

It may be one of the most awaited films in recent times but Rangoon is a royal misfire.Within minutes of the movie’s beginning, you realise the promise of a heart-wrenching period drama was a farce — a set-up to promote a self-indulgent film that doesn’t know what it wants to be. The director Vishal Bhardwaj has desperately tried to play to the gallery, and has miserably failed.

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The movie’s strongest scenes are set in the Army camp where Russi and Nawab duel, literally and figuratively, for Julia’s soul. Since Rangoon equates love for another human being with love for the country, this romance, like the movie itself, is all over the place.

Firstpost: 2.5 stars

On the face of it, this is a setting bubbling with possibilities, and considerable swathes of Rangoon (especially in its second half) do mine that potential. Ranaut delivers a seemingly effortless, chameleon-like performance as a woman who is by turns fragile and fierce, hurting yet invulnerable, a child who grows into a woman during the course of the film. The actress and the character she plays here, possess a body that is as intriguing as her mind: she appears delicate, yet explodes with energy and athleticism when life demands it of her.

With such mixed reviews, what would you do this weekend? Will you go watch Rangoon or will you skip it? Tell us in the comments section below and stay tuned to this space for hot scoop.

Source : http://www.bollywoodlife.com/news-gossip/rangoon-movie-review-kangana-ranaut-shahid-kapoor-saif-ali-khans-film-receives-a-mixed-response-from-critics/

Kangana Ranaut Wrote A Letter To Shahid Kapoor’s Wife Mira Kapoor

Shahid Kapoor, Kangana Ranaut

Shahid Kapoor, Kangana Ranaut

Rumours have been rife that Rangoon co-stars Shahid Kapoor and Kangana Ranaut didn’t get along during the shooting of the film and even in the promotional rounds for the film, it was said that there were constant cold vibes between the duo. When Kangana didn’t attend Shahid’s pre-birthday party hosted by Mira Kapoor, reports started doing the rounds that it was Kangana sending a message of some sort.

Shahid Kapoor , Mira Kapoor

Shahid Kapoor , Mira Kapoor

However, according to a report in DNA though, Kangana actually did something quite sweet. Apparently, Kangana wrote a letter to Mira thanking her for the invite and explaining to her that she won’t be able to attend the do as she’s tied up with prior work commitments in Delhi.

All’s good in the hood, it seems!

Source : https://www.missmalini.com/2017/02/23/kangana-ranaut-wrote-letter-shahid-kapoors-wife-mira-kapoor/

5 Reasons Why The New Look Of Rangoon Is An Absolute Show Stealer!

Rangoon

Rangoon

The extended trailer of Rangoon just got out and man, are we in love! The movie promises to be full of intensity, action, drama, suspense, and solid romance – everything Vishal Bharadwaj does incredibly well in his movies. The chemistry between Shahid Kapoor and Kangana Ranaut is palpable and Saif Ali Khan is unbelievably good! Here are 5 reasons why we think this new look is an absolute show stealer.

Kangana And Shahid’s Comical Romance

Kangana Ranaut, Shahid Kapoor

Kangana Ranaut, Shahid Kapoor

The Badass Hero – Kangana Ranaut

Kangana Ranaut

Kangana Ranaut

Kangana And Saif’s ‘Duelworthy’ Moment – Sword Fight

Saif Ali Khan, Kangana Ranaut

Saif Ali Khan, Kangana Ranaut

Love At The Time Of War

Kangana Ranaut, Saif Ali Khan

Kangana Ranaut, Saif Ali Khan

What do you think? Let us know in the comments below.

Source: https://www.missmalini.com/2017/02/18/5-reasons-new-look-rangoon-absolute-show-stealer/

Is Shahid Kapoor Not Promoting Rangoon With Kangana Ranaut? – He Speaks Up!

Shahid Kapoor  & Kangana Ranaut

Shahid Kapoor & Kangana Ranaut

Rumours have been doing the rounds that Shahid Kapoor and Kangana Ranaut did not get along well on the sets of Rangoon. In fact, reportedly a cold war between the two still exists as apparently Kangana believed that she was the biggest star on the sets and behaved badly. At the xXx party, Shahid was asked about his current equation with Kangana.

Rubbishing all rumours, he said:

There is absolutely no problem between Kangana and me. I recently read somewhere that we might not promote the film together. I’ll be happy to promote the film wherever whenever – with Kangana and also with Saif who is also a very important part of the film. Rangoon is out on the 23rd of February. It’s my third film with Vishal Bharadwaj. A large part of who I am as an actor is defined by him, so these films are always special.”

There you have it 🙂

Source : https://www.missmalini.com/2017/01/13/shahid-kapoor-not-promoting-rangoon-kangana-ranaut-speaks/

The New Koffee With Karan Promo Proves That Mira Kapoor Is A Firecracker

Mira Kapoor, Shahid Kapoor

Mira Kapoor, Shahid Kapoor

All eyes are on Mira Kapoor this week. She’s making her much awaited television debut on Koffee With Karan 5 with hubby dearest Shahid Kapoor. If the promos of the epsiode are anything to go by, we’re in for a super entertaining show. The latest Koffee trailer has Mira nailing the rapid fire round and she is hilarious!

Source : https://www.missmalini.com/2016/12/30/the-new-koffee-with-karan-promo-proves-that-mira-kapoor-is-a-firecracker/