BollywoodAmitabh Bachchan shares a special memory from the set of Amar Akbar Anthony
Amitabh Bachchan is unarguably one actor who has evolved with time. At his age, he s taken to social media like duck takes to water.The megastar often treats his fans to throwback photos from the sets of his movies. Today he posted a picture from the sets of Amar Akbar Anthony. The movie completes 43 years today. In the picture, he is seen kissing his daughter Shweta Bachchan, while Abhishek Bachchan is just sitting on his lap.
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Big B also shared some photos of the film’s cast Vinod Khanna, Neetu Singh, Dharmendra and others.
SHWETA and Abhishek visit me on set of Amar Akbar Anthony .. shooting song ‘My name is Anthony Gonsalves’ .. at Holiday Inn Ball Room .. this pic on the beach front .. 43 YEARS of AAA , today .. !!! When Man ji came to narrate the idea to me .. and told me the Title .. I thought he had lost it .. at a time in the 70’s when film titles revolved around Behen Bhabhi and Beti , this one was so out of place .. BUT .. It is reported that it did a business of 7.25 cr at that time .. inflation adjusted it crosses collections of Bahubali 2 .. say the sayers who do calculations ðÂÂÂðÂÂÂ But fact is it did massive business .. did 25 weeks in 25 theatres in Mumbai alone .. or so they say .. Doesn’t happen now ... gone are those days !!
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T 3544 -43 YEARS .. !!! .. Amar Akbar Anthony is estimated to have made Rs 7.25 crore in those days. Inflation-adjusted, it crosses the collections of Bahubali 2—The Conclusion today!
He wrote, “SHWETA and Abhishek visit me on set of Amar Akbar Anthony .. shooting song ‘My name is Anthony Gonsalves’ .. at Holiday Inn Ball Room .. this pic on the beach front ..43 YEARS of AAA , today .. !!!When Man ji came to narrate the idea to me .. and told me the Title .. I thought he had lost it .. at a time in the 70’s when film titles revolved around Behen Bhabhi and Beti , this one was so out of place .. BUT ..It is reported that it did a business of 7.25 cr at that time .. inflation adjusted it crosses collections of Bahubali 2 .. say the sayers who do calculations But fact is it did massive business .. did 25 weeks in 25 theatres in Mumbai alone .. or so they say ..Doesn’t happen now ... gone are those days !!”
Ali Fazal claims itâs not easy being in love
Richa Chadha and Ali Fazal were all set to get married in April this year. But the couple had to postpone their plans because of the coronavirus outbreak. Recently, Ali shared a throwback picture with Richa and joked about how it isn t easy being in love.
He wrote, “Sorry Iss dafa Eid pe daal nahi paaya kuchh.. Ramzaan has been a very introspective month and Eid went into praying for everyone and i mean everyone . So .. that took time. Love aint that easy ... haaaaa.. ok so here’s a photobooth moment of ‘yeh dekho hum log eid manaaya . Abhi hum pose degaaa.. Eid waala . Eid waala how do you do. Get better. We love you.’ Uske baad hum meditate kiya.. bahut tagda waala.. aisa ray of sunlight bhejaaa. Kyuke sabka light dim aur tunnel dark ho gaye hai.. toh haan woh thats done. Ok. Ok so now? Now for the pilates section plz click on the search button on ur insta page, 10 rupaye ki lag gayi, ek post toh milega wahaaaan... love and light from us to you.. Fade out. Fade in, sound... camera .. action.. phirse - Sorry iss dafa Eid pe daal nahi paaya kuchh....... @therichachadha.”
Cute, isn t it?
Rohit Shetty gears up to begin work on Golmaal 5?
Ajay Devgn and filmmaker Rohit Shetty, who have already collaborated on ten films, will come together again for Golmaal 5. Few months back, Rohit Shetty had announced the fifth installment of the Golmaal series. The good news is that Rohit has decided to start work on Golmaal 5 as soon as he gets done with the release ofSooryavanshi, starring Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif. The film was scheduled to release in March, but waspostponed indefinitely due to the coronavirus outbreak.
According to a report, writers and directors like Anees Bazmee, Raaj Shandilya and Farhad Samji are being approached toscript the comedy.
Golmaal 5 will be produced by Rohit Shetty Picturez in association with Reliance Entertainment. We are super stoked about this project, aren t you too?
Salman Khan is pleased with the overwhelming response to his new song
Eid is Salman Khan’s festival at the theatres. Some of his biggest hit films have been released on this day. But because of the lockdown, Salman’s Eid release this year, Raghu: Your Most Wanted Bhai has been postposed indefinitely.
But not one to disappoints his fans, Salman released his third single, Bhai Bhai on Eid this year. Talking about this song, Salman has said earlier, First of all, Eid Mubarak to everyone. May all of us be blessed with the strength to deal with the pandemic this year. Since we couldn’t release our film on this Eid, I have worked on a very special song for all my wonderful fans. It is called ‘Bhai Bhai’ as it celebrates the spirit of brotherhood and unity. Eid is the best day to release this as it is also the festival that brings people close to each other. I hope people enjoy the song as much as I did while making it for them.
After this song got a great reaction from his fans, Salman took to Twitter to thank them for their love. The actor posted, “Thank u for the response on bhai bhai , please make the younger generation hear this song again n again , your younger siblings, your kids etc .thank u 1s again ,may God be vit u n protect u .#BhaiBhai”
Well, maybe not a film this year, but Salman had a treat for his fans, nevertheless, with his new song.
Shah Rukh Khan extends support to cities effected by Cyclone Amphan
Whenever there s a calamity in the country, you can trust Shah Rukh to come forward to help out. When corona struck, he not only contributed to PM CARES andMaharashtra’s CM Relief fund, but also gave his four-storey office for quarantine facilities in Mumbai. The actors has since been a part of several fundraisers and has continued to spread awareness about the virus.
Leading from the front once again, Shah Rukh Khan’s Indian Premiere League team, Kolkata Knight Riders took to social media to announce their support for West Bengal after the destructive Amphan cyclone hit the state a few days back. In the post, they announced that a total of 5000 tress will be planted in the city of Kolkata. This relief package also included an undisclosed amount that was donated to the CM’s relief fund. He also provided the four most effected areas, Kolkata, North and South 24 Parganas and East Medinipur with ration and essential supplies.
Here’s to SRK and his team for being front liners in times of need.
“The people of #Kolkata and #WestBengal have embraced #KKR and extended their love and unconditional support over the years. This is a small effort on our part to provide some relief to those affected” - @VenkyMysore ðÂÂÂ#Cyclone #Amphan #PrayForWestBengal #KorboLorboJeetbo #KKR pic.twitter.com/ES2uHK1Yq7— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) May 27, 2020
Karan Joharâs rapid fire with his kids Yash and Roohi Johar is a must watch
Karan Johar’s rapid fire is famous nationwide. Today the filmmaker decided to chuck the couch and get a new set of rapid fire questions for his cutest ever guests on his insta-version of the show.
The director, who has been sharing videos of his adorable kids Yash and Roohi Johar, dropped another video of them on Instagram. In the video, Karan Johar is seen asking them some rapid-fire questions. He begins with asking them who’s their favourite person in the house, where Yash names himself. Then KJo asks his children who would they pick for their playdates. While Yash names AbRam Khan, Roohi picks Taimur Ali Khan. Check out the video for yourself below.
Rapid fire with the only guests i can interview!!! Excuse the originality of my questions ... #lockdownwiththejohars
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Karan Johar has always made us smile with his videos. The filmmaker celebrated his birthday on Monday (May 25th). He later revealed that two of his house staff members had tested positive for coronavirus. Karan Johar issued a statement saying that they are under quarantine. His family had been tested and they were safe.
Vidya Balan releases the first look of her short film Natkhat
Vidya Balan stirred up the internet yesterday when she released the first look poster of her short film Natkhat on social media. It s not just her first shot film, she also turns producer with this one.Natkhatis directed by Shaan Vyas and produced by Ronnie Screwvala and Vidya Balan.
The actress wrapped up the shooting of the short film last year itself. And now she s ready to show her labour of love to the audience. In the poster, Vidya is seen lost in thoughts while a young boy is sitting next to her, receiving a head massage. Sharing the first look poster, Vidya wrote, Ek kahaani sunoge...? Presenting the first look of my first short film as producer and also as an actor #Natkhat.
Several Bollywood celebrities like Dia Mirza, Ekta Kapoor, Aditi Rao Hydari, Maanvi Gagroo and Keerthy Suresh reacted to Vidya s post and left congratulatory messages in the comments section.
Last year in July, Vidya had announced this project by sharing a picture of the clapperboard of the film. However, she hadn t mentioned its release date. She wrote, I m happy and excited to share that a few days ago, I did my first short film as an actor... The film is called Natkhat and has me in a new role....that of producer.... I never had plans to turn producer but the story written by Annukampa Harsh and Shaan Vyas propelled me in that direction...Can t wait to share it with my world and hoping that it speaks to you like it did to me.”
Sonam Kapoor Ahuja cooks a delicious breakfast for husband Anand Ahuja
After returning from London, Sonam Kapoor Ahuja, has been under quarantineat her Delhi residence along with husband, Anand Ahuja and his family.While in lockdown, the actress has been spending her time reading books, watching series on OTT platforms, keeping fit with meditation and walks around her house but mostly she s been cooking meals for her entire family. And while she s doing all this, she has also been keeping her fans updated with her posts on social media.
Sonam took to her Instagram once again, this morning to share a glimpse of the delicious breakfast she d cooked for her husband. She put up the story with a caption that read, All made by me! You can see a lavish spread of some chocolate cookies, a sponge cake, tea etc on the table.
The couple completed two years of marriage recently and celebrated this milestone with their friends and family via a video call. The duo is having a gala time together at home, reading books together and experimenting with new looks, pictures of which Sonam keeps sharing on social media.
Sanya Malhotra shares her experience of working with Anurag Basu in Ludo
Sanya Malhotra, who made her Bollywood debut with Dangal in 2016, was looking forward to a busy 2020. The actress had three releases coming at the beginning of this year. But at they say man proposes, God disposes. All the plans went out of the window, once the pandemic struck.
But Sanya hasn t lost hope. She s looking forward to her next, titled Ludo. The film is directed by Anurag Basu and has an ensemble cast that includesRajkummar Rao, Fatima Sana Shaikh, Aditya Roy Kapur and Abhishek Bachchan.
The project is an anthology of four stories that revolve around a set of distinguished characters. Speaking aboutLudo, Sanya said, “I can’t divulge much about my character in Ludo but I can say one thing for sure. It was a wonderful experience working with Anurag Basu. He’s a filmmaker who plays by instinct more than the written word. It’s by far been one of my most chilled out films because I didn’t have to prepare for my role at all. Before we started shooting, I had asked Dada if I needed to prep. He said, “Tu aaja set pe, dekh lenge.”
She goes onto share that there were no workshops or rehearsals for Ludo. He just asked me not to think too much and not to stress myself out. I ve never had such an experience in the business so far. Here, everyone goes through so much for every role. When we started shooting, I used to go on to the set, do my thing as Dada would direct, and we would actually improvise so much. It’s an experience to actually be part of developing a character on the go. Everyone should go through this once in their lifetime. His style of working is unique. He’s so involved with the characters and so chilled out.
Well, we can t wait to watch what Anurag Basu has in store for us.
Priyanka Chopra Jonasâ meeting look is quite relatable
If it weren t for the Coronavirus pandemic and the subsequent lockdown, we would probably be seeing pictures of Priyanka Chopra Jonas, clad in a bikini, soaking up the sun in some exotic location, along with her husband, Nick Jonas. But the pandemic has put paid to all her plans. Like all of us, she s spending her summer holidays at home in LA, observing social distancing. But that hasn t stopped PeeCee from giving us fashion goals.
She took to social media today to share her Zoom meeting look. In the pictures, PeeCee can be seen wearing a white textured blazer over peach shirt teamed with pajamas and flip flops. She captioned it, Zoom meeting lewk!
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We just couldn t stop smiling at her ingenuity.A formal blazer paired with bedtime jammies. Awesome, we say.
Ranveer Singh talks about his lockdown with wife Deepika Padukone
The coronavirus pandemic ha been affecting everyone adversely. Ranveer Singh is no different. The actor is devastated by the human suffering all around him.In an interview, he said, “I ve been engaging this period of lockdown in very different ways. In the first 2 weeks, it felt like something, then in the first month, then month and a half and now it’s been 2 months. So, I ve been going through various phases. Every time you wake up in the morning and read the news, read what is happening and it’s a very grim scenario. It’s disturbing, it’s actually devastating to witness what is happening in this unprecedented pandemic to all our brothers and sisters not just in our country but across the world.” Ranveer was in no mood to engage with people on social media because of the pandemic. He says, “You know what the world is facing... it really weighs down on you. So, I was going through my own process of wrapping my head around it, in a way that it has an effect on you emotionally, mentally. I don’t think I was prepared to engage with anyone or anything in public.”
Since the lockdown the actor has been staying positive. He hopes the silver lining will appear soon for everyone. Says he, “I’m staying home and making sure that I’m using this time in as positive a way as possible. Trying to be positive, trying to be optimistic, trying to find the silver lining, trying to see the brighter side of things... I also used this time to kind of hibernate and experience the joy of doing nothing. There is a charm to that as well.”
Ranveer was one of the busiest star of b-town before the lockdown. He had no time to pause and relax given his hectic schedule. But now the actor is using the lockdown to rejuvenate. He says, “I must say before this, life was moving at a very frenetic pace. I felt I was a hamster on a wheel especially after Padmaavat, Simmba, Gully Boy. My work load in the past year, year and half increased to a level where I was teetering to a level of a burn out. I have lived this period being under the radar, off the grid as they say.”He further adds, “In a way this lockdown period has been well timed for me. I get this time to introspect, to focus on myself. As actors you say you are the player and you are the instrument - this body that we have, this mortal vessel that we have - we are the players and this is our instrument. So, to be able to focus on myself, to be able to get time with my wife has been really good. After we got married, it was crazy busy for both of us. So it’s given us time to re-discover each other in a different way, bond with each other.”
Riteish and Genelia remember Vilasrao Deshmukh on his 75th birth anniversary
It s the 75th birth anniversary of the late politician and Ritesih Deshmukh s father, Vilasrao Deshmukh. Riteish shared a special video with his fans on social media, remembering his father on this occasion.
Riteish can be seen putting his hand through the sleeves of his father s outfit. He can also be seen hugging his father s kurta while a touching song plays in the background. He captioned this rather emotional video as, Happy Birthday PAPPA... Miss you everyday!! #vilasraodeshmukh75.
Happy Birthday PAPPA..... Miss you everyday!! #vilasraodeshmukh75
A post shared by Riteish Deshmukh (@riteishd) on May 25, 2020 at 9:27pm PDT
Genelia D Souza, Riteish s wife also remembered her father-in-law and took to social media to post a picture of her standing next to Vilasrao s statue. She wrote, Riaan s teacher asked him What are you most proud of? ... His answer was My Ajoba ... You are our pride Pappa... We feel your presence every day and know that you are looking after us wherever you are... You live in us and we celebrate you every single day. Happy Birthday, Pappa.
Riaan’s teacher asked him “What are you most proud of” .. His answer was. “My Ajoba”.. You are our pride Pappa.. We feel your presence everyday and know that you are looking after us wherever you are.. You live in us and we celebrate you every single day. Happy Birthday PappaâÂ¤ï¸Â. #VilasraoDeshmukh75
A post shared by Genelia Deshmukh (@geneliad) on May 25, 2020 at 7:44pm PDT
Vilasrao Deshmukh served two terms as the Chief Minister of Maharashtra. He passed away in 2012 due to multiple organ failure.
In an earlier interview, when Riteish was asked about coping with the death of his father, he d said, I don’t know how to answer that. It’s an irreparable loss. You can’t compare it to anything. It’s really strange that suddenly a person is not there in your life and then you realise — I won’t say value because as a child you always value your parents — how life will never be the same again. There is a huge void. Sometimes I still feel he is there.
Madhuri Dixit talks about being called too skinny before Tezaab
Madhuri Dixit was the Bollywood queen of the ‘90s. But the journey to ultimate stardom was not an easy one for her. She started her career with Abodh in 1984. She continued to juggle between small roles and her studies till director Subhash Ghai told her to focus on her career.
Talking about this transition, Madhuri told an online news portal, I did my first film Abodh which did not do well and then I went back to college, but by then the bug had bit me already. I liked acting and being in front of the camera. So I did small roles in 2-3 movies like Awara Baap, Swati... They told me 10 din ka hi role hai so I can do it and then resume studies. We did that.”
She also spoke of her meeting with Subhash Ghai and how he convinced her to concentrate on movies, “I did a small song in Karma when Subhash ji met me. At that time, since we were not from the industry, we did not know what small role or big role meant, how... But Subhash ji told me that if I stop doing small roles, he would cast me in his film which he was doing, which was Ram Lakhan. Then, we had to make this decision to devote my time completely to this and not juggle.”
When asked if she ever faced rejection because of how she looked, Madhuri said, Never on my face. At the most, they would say bahot dubli hai, she is very skinny but I overcame that. Then Tezaab happened and then it didn t matter if I was skinny to them, everyone was fine then.”
Heres why Esha Gupta is not a part of Hera Pheri 3
One of the funniest film in Bollywood, Hera Pheri was all set for its third installment. The third part of the franchise has been in the pipeline for the longest time. People are waiting for official confirmation on the project. Actress Esha Gupta was supposed to be part of the project initially. But no longer.
In an Instagram live with an online portal, Esha Gupta spoke about her exit from Hera Pheri 3. . She said, “It (Hera Pheri 3) might still being happening. I was in it till...God rest his soul...the demise of Neeraj Vora sir (writer of the first Hera Pheri and Director of the second part). He was going to direct the film at that time, but (sighs)...he was too young...too early to have gone. But I wasn t a part of it after that, and I don t even know what s the status of the film now, so please, I ll be the wrong person to give any information about it. The film I was supposed to leave for (prior to lockdown) was Tipsy, which Deepak Tijori is directing.”
Hera Pheri 3 has been in the news for the longest time but there s no confirmation about the film. We ll keep you posted.
This throwback picture of Anushka Sharma and her brother is adorable
Anushka Sharma has been quite active on social media during the quarantine. The busy actress finally has time on her hands and she is making full use of it. Shehas been constantly sharing photos and videos on social media, keeping her fans entertained.Recently, she took to Instagram to share a throwback picture of herself with brother Karnesh as toddlers. In the picture, Karnesh can be seen holding Anushka tightly in his lap as she laughs her heart out .
She captioned it with a heart emoji. Karnesh commented on the photo, “@anushkasharma the only time I looked thinner than u.”
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Aren’t they just too cute?
Priyanka Chopra shares a throwback click of her parents with a special message
Yesterday was Memorial Day. To commemorate it, Priyanka Chopra shared a throw back picture of her parents in army uniform.Both her parents, Madhu Chopra and the late Ashok Chopra, were part of the Indian Army.
Sharing this old click, the actress wrote on social media, Both my parents served in the Indian Army... and maybe that’s why I feel such a kinship with military families all over the world. Today let’s think of all the fallen heroes that have given their lives in service to protect our freedom.’
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Priyanka is currently quarantined with her husband Nick Jonas in LA. The power couple often share several pictures and videos from their quarantined life, sending the internet into a tizzy.
Kajol recalls the time when she shot for Fanaa with Aamir Khan
Yash Raj Films Fanaa completed 14 years today. It was a blockbuster and starred Aamir Khan and Kajol in the lead. Aamir and Kajol created magic on screen with their palpable chemistry. Kajol took time out to celebrate the occasion
In this throwback picture Kajol and Aamir Khan can be seen holding scripts in their hand, happily looking at each other. Kajol captioned the image as, “#14YearsOfFanaa. But this was a pre-shoot. And as usual the movie was quite different from what we read on paper. Still remember Poland and how much fun we had there.
Fanaa was directed by Kunal Kohli and also starred Rishi Kapoor, Tabu and Kirron Kher in crucial parts.
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#14YearsOfFanaa. Bts this was preshoot. And as usual the film was quite different from what we read on paper. Still remember Poland and how much fun we had there. @_aamirkhan @kunalkohli @kirronkhermp #RishiKapoor @iamalihaji @yrf
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John Abraham to remake this hit South film
While John Abraham loves to flex his muscles in his movies, as a producer, he loves to back some interesting projects with unique concepts. Today the actor announced that his new film as a producer will be the Hindi remake of the hit Malayalam film Ayyappanum Koshiyum.
The actor took to Twitter and said, “Ayyappanum Koshiyum, a film that strikes a perfect balance between action, thrill and a good story. At JA Entertainment we are keen to bring such appealing stories to our audience… we hope to make a truly engaging film with this remake in Hindi. Really Excited !!!”
Speaking about the project, John further added, “This film also fits right into our future plans as we believe that the Hindi film industry will bounce back with efficient and entertaining projects soon after the Covid-19 crisis.”
Ayyappanum Koshiyum was released earlier this year and starred Prithviraj Sukumaran and Biju Menon. The film had received rave reviews for its content and performances. The film has two heroes but the makers have not revealed who will play the lead roles.
Ajay Devgn is mighty impressed with Sonu Sood
Actor Sonu Sood has been receiving massive praise from everyone for helping migrant workers stuck in Mumbai during the lock down to head back home. They were facing tough situation in the city without jobs. Sonu Sood came forward and arranged for buses to take the migrants back home.
Ajay Devgn was mighty impressed with the actor s efforts. He took to social media to praise the actor. He wrote,“The sensitive nature of the work that you are doing with sending migrant workers back to their homes safely is exemplary. More strength to you, Sonu (sic).”
It s great to see stars appreciating each other’s efforts during such trying times, isn’t it?
The set for Akshay Kumar and Manushi Chhillars Prithviraj to be dismantled
If it weren t for the pandemic and the consequent lockdown, Akshay Kumar would have been busy shooting for his period drama, Prithviraj. along with Miss World 2017, Manushi Chillar. The film was supposed to release on Diwali this year.
Akshay Kumar was all set to have several releases this year like Sooryavanshi, Laxmmi Bomb and Prithviraj to name a few. But the lockdown put paid to all the plans.. And now, we hear that the opulent palace set erected for Prithviraj will be demolished soon.
The set was an outdoor one, situated inDahisar. It was designed keeping in mind the architectural style of the 12th century.The team has decided to dismantle it before the monsoon begin. According to a daily, The head honchos of Yash Raj Films had kept the set standing over the past two months, hoping that the situation would improve soon. However, with the rains only weeks away, it doesn t seem feasible to retain the set any longer. The makers are currently procuring necessary permission to have it pulled down. Akshay had filmed a major portion of the Chandraprakash Dwivedi-directed drama at the Dahisar set before the lockdown was announced, but some crucial sequences have yet to be shot.
Confirming this news, Yash Raj Films spokesperson said, The set will now be put up indoors once shooting resumes.
Prithviraj will mark the debut of Manushi Chhillar. The film also stars Sanjay Dutt, Manav Vij, Sonu Sood, Ashutosh Rana and Sakshi Tanwar.