BollywoodJaved Akhtar gives an update on Shabana Azmiâs health
Javed Akhtar and Shabana Azmi met with an accident yesterday as their car rammed into a truck. Though Javed Akhtar did not suffer any injury, Shabana Azmi was rushed to the hospital with several bruises. A lot of people from the industry visited the veteran actress in the hospital today as well as tomorrow and Javed Akhtar even informed a leading portal that Shabana Azmi is recovering well.
Talking about the same, Javed said, “Don’t worry. She is in the ICU but all the scan reports are positive. It seems there’s no serious harm done. Well, that’s great news. We wish the actress a speedy recovery.
Ayushmann Khurrana says Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan is a full family entertainer
Ayushmann Khurrana has surely struck gold when it comes to picking the right script with entertainment and societal relevance in equal amounts. The actor has a long string of hits to his name in the past few years and that’s the reason why he is one of the biggest stars today. His upcoming film Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan, will have him playing a homosexual character on the big screen, apart from him the film also stars Neena Gupta and Gajraj Rao in important roles.
Talking about the film, he said, Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan is again one such script that will thoroughly entertain audiences and also deliver an important social message about inclusivity and individuality. Like all my films, it is again a full family entertainer.” We are super stoked for this one, what about you?
Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior all set to cross the Rs 150 crore mark at the box-office
Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior, directed by Om Raut, starring Saif Ali Khan, Kajol and Ajay Devgn is based on the life of Maharashtrian military leader, Tanaji Malusare. The film opened well at the box-office and is currently in its second week. After making around Rs 120 crore during its first week, the film earned Rs 10.06 crore on its second Friday and Rs 16.36 crore on its second Saturday, making the grand total an enormous Rs 145.33 crore.
The film is all set to cross the Rs 150 crore mark at the box-office today. Tanhaji locked horns with Deepika Padukone and Vikrant Massey starrer Chhapaak and it outdid the collections of the latter. Keep watching this space for more on Bollywood.
Video: Javed Akhtar at the MGM Hospital post Shabana Azmiâs accident
Just few hours back, actress Shabana Azmi met with an accident near Kahalpur on Mumbai-Pune Expressway when her car rammed into a truck. The accident reportedly took place next to a toll plaza in Kahalpur. Shabana’s husband Javed Akhtar too was travelling in the same car but has fortunately come out of the accident unharmed.
A video of Javed Akhtar surfaced online from MGM hospital in Navi Mumbai where Shabana was taken for medical attention post the accident.
A leading daily issued a statement from the Raigad police regarding the incident. The statement read, “Raigad Police: Actor Shabana Azmi&her driver got injured in accident near Kahalpur on Mumbai-Pune Expressway. Javed Akhtar was also present in the car, but he is safe. Their vehicle was hit by a truck while they were travelling from Pune to Mumbai. Injured shifted to MGM Hospital.”
Shabana Azmi is expected to soon be shifted to Ambani hospital in Mumbai.
Shabana Azmi is now in a stable condition
Earlier today, Shabana Azmi and Javed Akhtar met with a horrific car accident at the Mumbai - Pune expressway as their car ended up ramming the behind of a truck on the road. The incident took place near a toll plaza and left Shabana Azmi seriously injured while Javed Akhtar was fortunate enough to get away unharmed.
The pictures from the sight that surfaced online left fans in a state of shock with social media flooded with people praying for her quick recovery. Well, we have some good news for you people as it seems that Shabana Azmi is now in a stable condition. Although she has sustained a head injury, she has not faced any critical complications. She was rushed to MGM Hospital in Navin Mumbai and is expected to be shifted to Ambani hospital in a few hours. A leading daily spoke to a source from the MGM Hospital who shared further details on the same. He said, “Unko neck pe chott lagi hai. Hum unko abhi CT Scan and USG(Ultrasonography) ke liye lekar ja rahe hain. We cannot say anything before we get the results of her tests.”
We hope that everything pans out smoothly and the actress is discharged without any issues as soon as possible.
Breaking: Shabana Azmi and Javed Akhtar meet with a car accident
It’s shocking how life can be so unpredictable. Veteran actor Shabana Azmi, who was having a gala time at her husband Javed Akhtar’s 75th birthday last night got injured in a horrific car accident near a toll plaza at the Mumbai - Pune Expressway as her car rammed into a truck just few minutes back.
Shabana was also accompanied by her husband Javed Akhtar in the car, who fortunately managed to get away without hurting himself. It is said that the accident happened around 4 pm today after which Shabana was rushed for immediate medical care. Below are some pictures from the incident.
While we are yet to learn more about this, we hope that Shabana Azmi is now in a stable condition and we wish that she has a quick recovery.
Shah Rukh Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan to star in Rajkumar Hiraniâs next
Shah Rukh Khan has been missing from the big screen since his last release Zero. The actor had a reunion with his Jab Tak Hai Jaan co-stars Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma in the film in which he played a dwarf for the very first time. The film’s no show at the box-office resulted in Shah Rukh Khan deciding to take a little time out from the spotlight and focus on what his next big thing should be.
A little birdie tells us that he’s finally given his nod to a project and if it s true then boy was it worth the wait. If sources are to be believed it seems like Shah Rukh Khan has signed his next film with Rajkummar Hirani, who is currently one of Bollywood’s finest filmmakers. Well, this is a collaboration possibly every Shah Rukh Khan fan would be longing for and now it seems that it’ll soon turn into a reality. And if this wasn’t big enough already, it is believed that they also have got a go ahead from Kareena Kapoor Khan for playing a leading role in the film. Could we really ask for more?
Now, let’s hope we get an official conformation from the involved parties soon.
Gully Boy receives some love from South African legend Jonty Rhodes
One of 2019’s best films was Zoya Akhtar’s Gully Boy. The film was a classic underdog story telling us about a life of a boy who rose from the gullies and went on to achieve his dream of becoming a rap artist. The film not only won the hearts of critics but also was a success amongst the masses. Now, it seems that Gully Boy has got another fan to the list which is South African cricketing legend Jonty Rhodes.
The South African batsmen recently watched the film and took to social media to express his thoughts on it. He wrote, “Been listening to the #GullyBoy soundtrack ever since meeting @SiddhantChturvD last year at an event, finally got to watch the entire movie on my @emirates to India last night. Thanks to subtitles, I laughed; cried and had goosebumps @RanveerOfficial @aliaa08@kalkikanmani.” Siddhanht Chaturvedi was quick to reply thanking the cricketing legend.
Been listening to the #GullyBoy soundtrack ever since meeting @SiddhantChturvD last year at an event, finally got to watch the entire movie on my @emirates to India last night. Thanks to subtitles, I laughed; cried and had goosebumps @RanveerOfficial @aliaa08 @kalkikanmani— Jonty Rhodes (@JontyRhodes8) January 17, 2020 Gully Boy featured Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt, Kalki Koechlin, Vijay Varma and Vijay Raaz in pivotal roles. The film was also selected as India’s officially selected as India’s entry for the Oscars but unfortunately didn’t make the final cut.
Saif Ali Khan reacts to Sara Ali Khan and Kartik Aaryanâs Love Aaj Kal
Yesterday, we saw the trailer of Imtiaz Ali’s Love Aaj Kal release to mix response on social media. While some loved the freshness of watching Sara Ali Khan and Kartik Aaryan’s new pairing, some were disappointed that the film didn’t offer anything original as compared to the prequel with the same title. Now, Sara’s father Saif Ali Khan, who was part of the prequel with Deepika Padukone, shared his take on the trailer.
During an interview with a leading daily, Saif was asked to share his thoughts on the trailer. He said, “I still remember shooting for Love Aaj Kal. I kind of liked my trailer more. So... uh... what to say. But I wish them all the best.” The topic of Sara carrying forward Saif’s legacy with the franchise has been talked about a lot. However, Saif claimed that if anything it’s Imtiaz franchise’s which he’s taking forward. He said, “I don t think Love Aaj Kal is my legacy at all... I don t think of it as Sara taking the franchise forward. That s an interesting thought, which I hadn t thought before. I think if anything, it s Imtiaz s franchise and his legacy that perhaps he is taking forward, I was just a part of it. Sara has my best wishes at all times, and for everything, she s my daughter. Bless them all and I wish them all the best.”
Saif Ali Khan will next be seen in Jawaani Jaaneman which also stars Tabu and debutante Alaya Furniturewala. The film will is slated to release on January 31 this year.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan approached for a film based on courtesan turned actor Binodini Dasi
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was last seen in Fanney Khan is currently working with her mentor Mani Ratnam for his Tamil film Ponniyin Selvan. While there’s not much revealed about the film just yet, Aishwarya has often spoken about how delighted she is with the reunion. Amdist this buzz, rumours of her next film with Pradeep Sarkar is starting to make rounds.
As per a report in a leading daily, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is in talks with Pradeep Sarkar to star in a film based on the life of 19th-century courtesan-turned-theatre-actor, Binodini Dasi, also known as Noti Binodini. A source close to the project spoke to the leading daily about the same. The source stated, “Aishwarya has loved the narration and the character graph. She has given the verbal nod, but will sign on the dotted line only after reading the full script.”
Initially, there were rumours that Pradeep had approached Vidya Balan for the film but it seems that talks between the two have fallen through.
Shah Rukh Khan to collaborate with Ali Abbas Zaffar in his next?
Two days back, director Ali Abbas Zaffar celebrated his birthday with a grand bash which saw several Bollywood stars in attendance. While the party featured several big names, Shah Rukh Khan’s presence there has sparked rumours of a possible collaboration of the actor with Zaffar.
A report in a leading daily has claimed that Shah Rukh Khan was the last one to leave the birthday bash along with Katrina Kaif. Shah Rukh and Zaffar reportedly were in talks over the possibility of a collaboration in the future. Shah Rukh Khan reached the party at 1 Am and the fact that he stayed long after everyone left, have sparked the rumours. Ali Abbas Zaffar’s recent track record at the box-office has been exceptional with hits like Bharat, Tiger Zinda Hai and Sultan. So, it will be interesting to see whether Shah Rukh Khan will opt to work with the director or not.
Shah Rukh Khan was last seen in Aanand L Rai’s Zero. The film also starred Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma in leading roles. While the film was praised for the performances of the cast, it failed to perform as expected at the box-office.
An update on Chhapaak and Tanhaji: The Unsung Warriorâs box-office performance
Last week, we saw the release of two highly awaited films - Chhapaak and Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior. While one was a story inspired by acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal and her incredible attitude, the other shed some light on Tanhaji Malhasure, the nation’s unsung hero.
Talking numbers, Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior started things at the box-office on a strong note and has maintained that trend ever since. The film managed to add another Rs. 10.06 crore to its tally yesterday taking collections to Rs. 128.97 crore. The film looks on course to cross the Rs. 200 crore mark. Chhapaak on the other hand has had a underwhelming response by the audience. A big reason for that also is that the film is targeted to a rather niche audience and has unable to form a connect with the masses. On the second Friday, the movie collected Rs 75 lakhs taking the total collections to Rs 26.75 crore.
Directed by Meghna Gulzar, Chhapaak stars Deepika Padukone and Vikrant Massey in leading roles. Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior, on the other hand, too features a talented cast including Ajay Devgn, Kajol and Saif Ali Khan.
Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi becomes the highest Indian opener in Japan
Kangana Ranaut’s Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi, which released a year ago, is still making headlines. While the film received a positive response both from the audiences as well as the critics here, it has done exceedingly well in Japan as well.
Post its release in Japan, the latest reports suggest that the Japanese audience have loved the film so much so that it has opened at number 3 at the box office there. And just like that, Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi has become the highest Indian opener at the box office in Japan. Kangana not only played the titular role in the film but also made her directorial debut with the film. Now that sure is good news not just for Kangana but also for Bollywood!
Kartik Aaryan recounts the day Imtiaz Ali called him for Love Aaj Kal
The makers of Love Aaj Kal finally released the trailer today. Starring Kartik Aaryan and Sara Ali Khan, the film looks exciting and fun. The trailer was launched at a suburban theatre amidst much fanfare. Directed by Imtiaz Ali, the film hits the theatreson February 14, 2020.
When Kartik Aaryan was asked at the event about how does he feel to be directed by Imtiaz Ali for the first time, the actor gave a very honest reply where he said it was truly a dream come true moment for him when he bagged the film. But what came as a surprise was when the actor narrated a tale about what happened when Imtiaz called him for the first time to approach him for the film. Kartik said that he was shooting for Dinesh Vijan’s production Luka Chuppi when he got a call from the filmmaker. Obviously he was completely taken aback with his call and rushed to the washroom, to speak to him privately and also to sink in the fact, that the filmmaker was offering him a film. Kartik jokingly adds that the call lasted for 35 to 40 minutes and he was inside the washroom till the call completed. Everyone was surprised to know the story, including Dinesh Vijan who was also on stage (producer of Love Aaj Kal too). Dinesh quickly added saying, Kartik told us he had a stomach upset that day on the shoot… what a liar! This moment left everyone in splits.
Shah Rukh Khan makes Jeff Bezos say one of his popular dialogues
American entrepreneur Jeff Bezos visited India and last night to acknowedge the same, there was a special event where the who’s who of Bollywood was invited. While a lot of celebrities like Ritiesh Deshmukh, Genelia D’Souza, Vidya Balan and many more attended the event, Shah Rukh Khan and Zoya Akhtar had a special chat session with him.
.@JeffBezos & @iamsrk - don ko pakadna mushkil hi nahin impossible hai!!! pic.twitter.com/mFlrSfXA56— Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) January 16, 2020
As usual Shah Rukh Khan entertained everyone present there with his humour and wit. After speaking for a long time about movies and other issues, Shah Rukh Khan turned the moment light when he started talking about his movies and made Jeff mouth his dialogue. It all started when Jeff said that he almost landed getting a role in Star Trek Beyond and SRK instantly asked him to audition for a Hindi film too. King Khan started mouthing his famous dialogue from Don and asked Jeff to repeat after him. Obviously, he brought a twist to the dialogue he left the audience in splits when he said, “Jeff ko pakadna mushkil hi nahin impossible hai.” Riteish Deshmukh took to Twitter to share this video and check out this epic moment here…
Even SRK took to social media to share a picture with Jeff and Zoya Akhtar and captioned the picture saying, Fun and learning evening with the Zordaar #Zoyaakhtar & the Zabardast @jeffbezos Thanx everyone at @PrimeVideoIN for arranging this. Aparna, Gaurav & Vijay Thx for ur kindness. @AmitAgarwal ur bow tie was a killer...
Varun Dhawan reveals details about his character from Mr. Lele
Varun Dhawan has a super packed 2020. He as a great line-up of films coming up. Few days back, Karan Johar announced his next collaboration with the actor, Mr. Lele, which ll be helmed by Shashank Khaitaan and as the title suggests, this film is filled with quirks and a lot of funny twists and turns.
The first look of the film featuring Varun in boxers posing with a gun in his hand attracted a lot of eyeballs and left Netizens as well as people from the industry super excited. Today the actor revealed more about the film in an interview to a leading daily. Varun Dhawan will be playing the role of a typical Maharasthrian boy from Mumbai. To get the Marathi accent right, the actor will also undergo training. However, Varun Dhawan reveals that he wasn’t sure about the film and hence called his director, Shashank Khaitaan 109 times in two days, to clear his doubts. The director-actor duo has teamed up for Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania and Badrinath Ki Dulhania before this and we are super stoked about their third collab too.
Rumours are strong that Mr Lele will star Janhvi Kapoor and Bhumi Pednekar in lead roles apart from Varun. Mr Lele releaseson January 1, 2021. Currently Varun Dhawan is busy promoting his upcoming film Street Dancer 3D with Shraddha Kapoor and Nora Fatehi. Street Dancer 3D hits the theatreson January 24, 2020.
Trailer review: Love Aaj Kal
Movie: Love Aaj Kal
Director: Imtiaz Ali
Cast: Kartik Aaryan, Sara Ali Khan and Aarushi Sharma
Back in 2009, Imtiaz Ali delivered a masterpiece with Love Aaj Kal. The film starring Saif Ali Khan and Deepika Padukone was a rage amongst the youth telling us love two stories set in two completely different eras and showing us how different yet similar they were. Over a decade later, he continues the franchise with Saif’s daughter Sara Ali Khan and Kartik Aaryan. Kartik Aaryan plays a double role in the film as he romances Sara in the story set in the present age and Arushi Sharma is playing the heroine in past-story part.
Like the prequel, Love Aaj Kal shows us that complications of relationships that exist in today’s times and puts them in contrast with problems that couples faced in the past. Just by looking at the trailer, we are sure that Sara Ali Khan is a star in the making. Along with ravishing looks, the young star has a charming screen presence and grabs all your attention when she’s in frame. Kartik Aaryan and Arushi Sharma too seem to have done justice to their parts.
All in all, it looks like Love Aaj Kal has all the elements required from an Imtiaz Ali film and we can’t wait to catch it on the big screen come Valentine’s day.
Janhvi Kapoor talks about her experience of flying a chopper
Playing a war hero in her upcoming film, Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl, is a reason good enough for Janhvi Kapoor to be all excited. But the fact that she tried flying the chopper herself for her role has given her more reasons to smile. She plays Gunjan Saxena, the first Indian woman Air Force pilot in combat, in the film.
No doubt the actress has gone through some training and research to understand her character better. In fact, she shared in a recent interview that she got so close to actually flying the chopper while filming the movie. “I got to do things that I never get to do in real life. I got to fly a chopper. I flew it myself. I don t know if I am allowed to say this. I had a pilot with me, Francesco, whose helicopter it was. I ended up spending so many hours in the chopper that he was like, ‘You know what to do so I will sit here but I will hand over the controls to you’.”
Janhvi also shared that ever since she started working on the film, she has been stuck on the desire to become a pilot and fly a helicopter. She said, “Before we shot all the aerial stuff, I spent a year shooting for the film and almost every day I was saying that I want to become a pilot. So, when I finally sat in the chopper, I got emotional, everyone on the set was teary-eyed. It was a very emotional journey.”
Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl also stars Pankaj Tripathi and Angad Bedi and is being directed by Sharan Sharma. It is produced by Karan Johar and is scheduled to release on March 13, 2020.
Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Nick Jonas star together in another music video
Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Nick Jonas are always sharing adorable posts together on social media. Whether it’s Christmas Eve or Karva Chauth, the couple always gives Nickyanka fans a treat from time to time. Nick Jonas teamed up with his brothers again after a hiatus of 6 years in 2019. And after the superhit soundtrack, Sucker, where the Jonas brothers were seen romancing their respective partners, the musical brothers are set for their next release. This time the song is titled What A Man Gotta Do. And yet again the Jonas Brothers have locked in their respective partners for the music video.
Recently Nick Jonas shared a teaser poster from the song where we see Priyanka and Nick in a happy pose and donning similar over-sized shirts. Nick s brother Kevin Jonas also shared a teaser poster, where his partner Danielle is holding her pet by the window and Kevin is holding up a boom box for her. Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner are yet to share their teaser poster. The Jonas brothers are going all out for this one. We can’t wait to watch it.
Aamir Khanâs daughter Ira Khan opens up about her relationship
Aamir Khan’s daughter Ira Khan is a fesity young girl, unafraid to speak her mind. She s also open about her life on social media.Today in an interview with an agency, Ira Khan was candid about her relationship and why shechoosesto be open about it on social media. The girl has been dating Mishaal Kripalani (composer, producer and an artist) for two years now. She said,“I wasn t trying to be open about it. I was just posting what I felt like posting. I try and keep my account pages as real as I can... It depends on the kind of person you are... I was not trying to be open, but I was also not trying to hide anything.”
Ira made her directorial debut last year with the stage production, Euripides Medea. The play was an adaptation of Euripides Greek tragedy Medea and it stars Junaid Khan and Hazel Keech.