Newton Out from Oscars 2018 Awards.
India’s official entry for Best Foreign Language Film category Newton, directed by Amit V Masurkar and starring the stellar Rajkummar Rao in a story set against the backdrop of elections in the world’s largest democracy, was not a part of it and is out of award’s race. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the nine features that will advance to the next round of voting in the Foreign Language Film category for the 90th Academy Awards as per the official website of the Oscars. The shortlisted films have been selected from 92 titles that had originally been considered in the category. A Fantastic Woman (Chile), In the Fade (Germany), On Body and Soula (Hungary), Foxtrot (Israel), The Insult (Lebanon), Loveless (Russia), Felicite (Senegal), The Wound (South Africa) and The Square(Sweden) have made the cut to the shortlist.
Loveratri: Salman Khan announces his brother in law Aayush Sharma’s film
Salman Khan announced Loveratri as the title of his next production venture which will launch his brother-in-law Aayush Sharma as an actor. The film, which will be the fifth to release under Salman’s production banner Salman Khan Films (SKF), will be directed by first-timer Abhiraj Minawala. Further updates on the lead actress and rest of the crew is awaited.
Tiger Zinda Hai gets U/A certificate with three minor cuts
Yash Raj film’s Tiger Zinda Hai starring Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif has been cleared with U/A certificate and the duration of the film is two hours and forty five minutes. The CBFC cleared the film with two minor audio cuts and one visual cut. The film is now all set for its 22 December release. Surely cannot wait for this one!
Hrithik Roshan may star in another superhero film wherein Rohit Dhawan will direct the sci-fi drama
Director Rohit Dhawan has endured a quiet year with no film release but he is now reportedly working on a sci-fi movie script which will hit the floors next year. Dhawan’s next film will be bankrolled by Sajid Nadiadwala but the interesting part is it will not feature his younger brother Varun Dhawan. Hrithik Roshan may play the lead role in this film. The same report states that Rohit has already developed the first draft of the script. Once the final script is in place, Hrithik will work out the modalities and sign on the dotted line. As of now, he has okayed it verbally. Rohit is known for his love for stories based on romance. But this time, he is stepping into a completely different genre. After Krrish, this will be yet another sci-fi flick for Hrithik, but it is not similar to his Krrishavatar.
Maneka writes to Producers urging for safe, inclusive workspace for women.
Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi has written to leading film production houses , urging them to comply with the prevention of sexual harassment law to provide a “safe, secure and inclusive” work environment for women. Top filmmakers like Aditya Chopra, Karan Johar, Anurag Kashyap, Ekta Kapoor, Mahesh Bhatt, Shahrukh Khan, Aamir Khan, Farhan Akhtar, Sajid Nadiadwala, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Ashutosh Gowarikar, Subhash Ghai, among others, were personally written a letter by the minister. With this effort, the ministry wants to extend the reach and implementation of the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition Redressal) Act, 2013.
Sunny Leone may do a Biopic on Meena Kumari!
Long time now, there have been rumours doing the rounds about an upcoming biopic based on “tragedy queen” veteran actress Meena Kumari. First, it was reported that Vidya Balan might play the lead role in the film. Then there were speculations that Madhuri Dixit has been approached for the role. Now, according to a report , actress Sunny Leone might play the legendary actress in the biopic. Directed by Karan Razdan told media that of all the actresses that he has approached, Leone was the most enthusiastic about doing the film. After narration she said ‘When can we start this film? She is not the ideal choice, but I know The Meena Kumari biopic is a difficult concept as it deals with alcoholism and tragedy as major themes. Let’s see who grabs this one!
Nawazuddin Siddiqui Biopic on Bala sahib Thakrey!
Nawazuddin is already recognised in the industry for his versatility in portraying unconventional roles. Be it his role of a bold gangster in Gangs of Wasseypur, his comical Pakistani journalist Chand Nawab in Bajrangi Bhaijan or his no-nonsense police officer in Raees, Nawazuddin has proven it time and time again that he can slay all kinds of roles.However, this time the actor is set to be a part of a biopic on one of India’s strongest personalities.The curator of Shiv Sena .Excited? If a report in DNA is to be believed, the actor will essay the role of Bal Thackeray under the Shiv Sena Production.
Mouni Roy teamed with Akshay Kumar
After conquering the TV industry with her acting and dancing skills, Mouni Roy is now all set to make her big debut in a sports biopic film Gold . She is working opposite Akshay Kumar in the film. In a recent media interaction, Mouni could not stop praising her co-star and said how she derives inspiration from Akshay. She states, “It has been a great learning experience to work with the fittest actor and I have learnt to be disciplined from him. He is so sincere in every shot. First of all, I want to say that you feel so lucky to just stand in the same frame as him every day on the film set”.Gold is directed by Reema Kagti and produced by Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani’s Excel Entertainment.
Richa Chadha “Love the character Paro”
Richa Chadha, who will be seen in the upcoming film ‘Dasdev’, said she loves her character, Paro. The actress reveals, “The character has been done several times by people in the films and it is something I really had fun playing.” All men in the town have a crush on her one way or the other. They all have an angle and she is not bothered. She is in love with Dev and is a social worker. The film is set in contemporary politics of Uttar Pradesh which I really enjoyed.” The film is directed by Sudhir Mishra. Earlier the film was earlier titled as ‘Aur Devdas’.
Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety Poster Out
Director Luv Ranjan of Pyaar Ka Punchnama fame, is back with another light-hearted entertainer. The film is titled as Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety, which is an unusual, tongue-twisting title.The lead pair is Kartik Aaryan and Nushrat Bharucha And the film also stars Sunny Singh Nijjar who has also worked with Luv Ranjan in his last two films.
Padman’s Trailer Screened
PadMan’ is the most awaited and talked about films of the year. Starring Akshay Kumar, Sonam Kapoor and Radhika Apte,the film has been piquing fans’ interest since its inception. With each new poster and now the trailer coming out, the curiosity has increased. Another new poster was released where Akshay is seen cycling in the scorching heat looking all exhausted. The actor has nailed the ordinary man avatar. Post the trailer out, the film has created a storm of appreciation with positive buzz and love flowing from the audiences.