Sudhir Mishra's 'DaasDev' to release on February 16, 2018

The Valentine's week next year will see Sudhir Mishra's 'DaasDev' - a reverse take on the original 'Devdas'classic love saga - hit the screens. 'DaasDev' - a romantic thriller - will release on February 16, a statement said. Starring Richa Chadha as Paro, Aditi Rao Hydari as Chandni and Rahul Bhat as Dev, the film is a modern flip of the Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay's classic novel 'Devdas', and is set in the modern time of hinterland India against the backdrop of politics. The film is presented by Storm pictures and produced by Saptarishi Cinevision production, DaasDev is all set to release on 16th February 2018 in theatres worldwide. Of the project, Mishra has said, "I think it's my right t

Rohit Shetty: A good commercial film will always work

Filmmaker Rohit Shetty, who scored a hit with 'Golmaal Again' in a year which has seen Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan's films fall flat at the box office, said a good commercial movie will always work. In an interview, Shetty was asked if there was any sort of anxiety about the fact that a chunk of commercial films were rejected in 2017 before 'Judwaa 2' and 'Golmaal Again' came, read a statement. Shetty said: "No... What has happened is that just because you have a big star, you tag it as a commercial film. I don't see 'Tubelight' as a commercial film. Whereas Salman Khan's latest release is a commercial film -- you can make out, there is action, there is song and there is everything what

Salman Khan’s 'Bharat' to be backed by Bhushan Kumar and Atul Agnihotri

Salman Khan On Salman Khan's birthday today, Bhushan Kumar's T-Series and Atul Agnihotri's Reel Life Production Pvt Ltd. are announcing their collaboration to produce the Salman-starrer 'Bharat''. To be helmed by Ali Abbas Zafar, the film is scheduled to release on Eid 2019. Speaking about the joint venture, Bhushan Kumar says, "We have had a long-standing association with Salman Khan from the time we acquired the music of 'Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya' (1998). We produced his two other films 'Lucky: No Time For Love' (2005) and 'Ready' (2011), both of which were successful collaborations. Atul and I gel well, so we decided to join hands on 'Bharat', a human drama that is bound to strike a chord

Anushka Sharma's wedding announcement is Golden tweet of the year

Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli's fairytale wedding was undoubtedly one of the most talked about events this year and now the actor's tweet announcing her marriage to the Indian cricket captain has become the Golden tweet of the year for Bollywood. According to a statement by the microblogging site, Anushka's tweet, which was accompanied by a wedding picture, was one of the most retweeted post of the year. "Today we have promised each other to be bound in love forever. We are truly blessed to share the news with you. This beautiful day will be made more special with the love and support of our family of fans and well wishers. Thank you for being such an important part of our journey," she had

Prime Minister Narendra Modi-inspired film 'Modi Kaka Ka Gaon' releasing on Friday

Nearly 11 months after it was denied a censor certificate on various grounds, Hindi feature film 'Modi Ka Gaon' - now renamed as 'Modi Kaka Ka Gaon' - loosely inspired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's development agenda, will finally hit the screens all over India on Friday, the filmmakers said. "In the first phase, the Hindi film will be released for around 600 screens in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, East Punjab and Uttarakhand. The rest of the country will be covered soon thereafter," film producer Suresh K. Jha told to the source. Promos, posters and banners went up on prominent roads and several cinema halls and multiplexes in Mumbai city and suburbs, besides other cities

Saif Ali Khan: Don't know if we have lost song-and-dance culture

Saif Ali Khan said there was a time when music acted as a catalyst in making a film successful, but the actor is unsure if the formula still works. The 47-year-old actor, who had musical hits in films such as 'Hum Tum', 'Salaam Namaste' and 'Cocktail', said experimental phase Bollywood is going through has somewhat diluted the significance of song-and-dance routine. The films would even get big opening if the songs were a hit. As we have grown or changed, there is less and less songs. I don't know if it is a good thing (or not). "In the outskirts of India and rural areas, and in cabs, people listen to Hindi music a lot. I think part of hero's charm is to sing songs. I don't know if we hav

Ihana Dhillon to sizzle alongside Arjun Rampal in new item song

Actress Ihana Dhillon, who recently made her Bollywood debut with 'Hate Story 4,' is all set to take her fans by a storm with her raunchy moves in upcoming item number opposite Arjun Rampal. It has reportedly recently been confirmed that Ihana will be seen in a very different and a sizzling avatar for an item number opposite actor Arjun Rampal in Shailesh Verma's directorial film 'Nastik'. When asked Ihana about the news, she said, "I'm playing role of banjaran in this particular song so I had to gain weight to look like a village girl. So I was eating literally everything but at the right time." "My breakfast had Parathas/Dosa's while lunch had a proper meal from soup to chapatis to r

Adhyayan Suman to debut as a singer

Adhyayan Suman is all set to debut as a singer with his upcoming single 'Main Saariyan Nu Chaddeya'. The 29-year-old actor said that the song is a bag of emotions, which he experienced in his life, especially in the last 7 yrs. The 'Ishq Click' star said, "I didnt train vocally because I wanted keep my emotions in the forefront and not the technical part of it ..of course I was very particular about not using the auto tuner or over processing my voice. The rawness is what I prefer". "'Main Saariyan Nu Chaddeya' is not just a song, it's a bag of emotions which I have experienced in my life, especially in the last 7 yrs. The turmoil the anxiety the frustration, failures , being called a fa

Vidya Balan: 'Tumhari Sulu' proved married actresses can score a hit

Vidya Balan said with back-to-back box office disappointments post her wedding, she gave into the thinking that married female actors cannot deliver a hit, but the success of 'Tumhari Sulu'has proved the theory wrong. Vidya said for someone like her, who considers acting as important as personal life, the praise the movie is receiving is a major confidence booster. In an interview, Vidya said, "There was a point I started believing that may be a married actress can't score a hit. But the love 'Tumhari Sulu' is getting has proved it wrong." "The films, I did before this, were probably not successful in building the connect with the audience. It is a personal movement of glory for me. The acto

Ankita Lokhande draws inspiration from Kangana Ranaut

Ankita Lokhande is gearing up to make a noteworthy comeback to acting. Once a well-recalled face on television, she's making her Bollywood debut in Kangana Ranaut's 'Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi'. The actress plays Jhalkaribai, one of the most prominent soldiers in Rani Laxmibai's army, who rose to the level of a key advisor on the warrior queen's side. Given her role, she has shot extensively with Kangana, who plays the central character. Ankita says, "It has been a beautiful experience shooting with Kangana. She is an excellent artiste and a fabulous person." Given that the firsts in all our lives are often special learning experiences, when asked what her takeaway from the shoot is,

A quiet 95th birthday for Dilip Kumar

Dilip Kumar and Saira Banu Indian cinema's legend Dilip Kumar turned 95 on Monday. Birthday wishes poured from across the world for the beloved actor, who was unwell for the past few days. BT spoke to Saira Banu, who said, "He was down with pneumonia and there was a constant fear that we may have to rush him to the hospital, but Allah has been kind. Dilipsaab is better now. He has been resting and since he is susceptible to infection, we spent the day with just the family. Saab's brothers, nephews and nieces came over and it was a quiet birthday celebration. Amitabh Bachchanji and Dharamji (Dharmendra) messaged us and not just celebs, his fans from India and abroad also called up to check

Sushant Singh Rajput: Sara Ali Khan is a hard-working actor

Actor Sushant Singh Rajput has praised co-star Sara Ali Khan, who is making her Bollywood debut with their film 'Kedarnath', for all the hard work she is putting into the project. Sara, the daughter of actors Amrita Singh and Saif Ali Khan, features opposite Sushant in the Abhishek Kapoor- directed film, which is set to be released next year. When asked about Sara, Sushant told reporters, "She is working really hard... I don't think it will be right for me to say anything (else) at the moment. You guys watch the film and decide for yourself." The actor was speaking at the red carpet at an event here last night. When asked how Sara is different from the other female actors he has worked wit

Dharmendra at 82 doesn't want to slow down

Dharmendra turned 82 on Friday, and Bollywood's 'yamla, pagla, deewana' has no plans to slow down. The veteran actor said he doesn't want to be a lazy person and wants to continue working. "My passion and love is to work. I love work. Without work, I will be a lazy person. I don't want to be lazy. I want to stay active," Dharmendra told when he was in the capital to shoot international film 'Dream Catcher' earlier this year. Dharmendra, who traces his roots to Punjab, entered showbiz in 1960 with 'Dil Bhi Tera Hum Bhi Tere' going on to create an image of Bollywood's He-Man, after Dara Singh. The veteran, who will soon complete 60 years in the industry, has entertained audiences with movies o

Remo D'Souza: Hope I make Abbas-Mustan proud with 'Race 3'

Remo D'souza, who has replaced Abbas-Mustan to direct the third instalment of 'Race', hopes to do justice to the popular franchise. "Abbas-Mustan are super good directors and I have always looked upto their films. They are the master of the thriller space. I am not exactly getting into their shoes as 'Race 3' is little different from the earlier ones but I am happy I got to direct it and I hope I make them proud," Remo told . With Salman Khan coming on board, the 'ABCD' director said the 'Race' series just got bigger. "If a superstar or a big star is coming into a franchise, it always takes the franchise up. Of course, Salman Khan joining 'Race 3', it is definitely heading up." Saif Ali Kh

Anurag Kashyap: We have more sports films than medals

Filmmaker Anurag Kashyaptoday said his upcoming movie 'Mukkabaaz' comes from the "irony" and the "sad situation" that the country has more sports films than medals. The film chronicles the story of a boxer from Uttar Pradesh, Shravan Singh (Vineet Kumar Singh), who falls in love with a Brahmin girl. Things take a turn when he lands a punch to the head of the boxing federation and politician-gangster, Bhagwan Das, played by Jimmy Shergill." The film then sets out on the journey of the underdog who fights corrupt system, deep-rooted casteism and societal pressure for his boxing dreams and love. "We have more sports movies than medals. The film comes from that sad situation. In population, we

Amitabh Bachchan shares his fondest memories of Shashi Kapoor in heartfelt note

The news of veteran Bollywood actor Shashi Kapoor's sudden passing sent shockwaves throughout the film industry. The legend, who was known for his enigmatic style, incredibly good looks and acting prowess, breathed his last at a city hospital. He was 79. Following the news of his demise, a number of Bollywood stars were spotted flocking to his residence to pay their heartfelt condolences to the family apart from taking to social media to share their fondest memories of the star. Amitabh Bachchan, son Abhishek and daughter Shweta were among the many who were spotted visiting the Kapoor residence late Monday night. Amitabh, who was known to have shared a very close bond with Kapoor, took to

Shashi Kapoor: Adonis of Hindi cinema, actor with global appeal

Shashi Kapoor, whose crooked teeth, devastating good looks and urbane charm made generations of women swoon; whose celluloid partnership with Amitabh Bachchan caused serpentine queues before movie halls for films such as 'Deewar', 'Kabhi Kabhie', 'Trishul' and many more; who produced the finest in meaningful alternative cinema, built the iconic Prithvi Theatre and was among India's first crossover stars, passed away in Mumbai's Kokilaben Ambani Hospital on Monday around 5.20pm. "He had a kidney problem. He was on dialysis for several years," his nephew, actor Randhir Kapoor, told PTI. He was 79. Shashi was the youngest of the three Kapoor brothers - Raj and Shammi being the others - in wha

Rajkummar Rao: I'm not dreaming about Oscars

Actor Rajkummar Rao, who has been on an award-winning spree, said that he is not dreaming about the Oscars. Rajkummar was named the Best Actor (Critics) for 'Newton' and also won the Best Supporting Actor honour for 'Bareilly Ki Barfi' at the Star Screen Awards on Sunday. 'Newton' is India's official entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the Oscars. But the actor said "I am not dreaming about Oscars. I know it is better to be just neutral and be happy about the fact that it is India's official entry for the Oscars this year." In 2017, Rajkummar had six releases in a row, and they were successful. He said it is indeed a 'sixer'. "It is kind of a sixer! I am happy about the fact that m

Priyanka Chopra: Hard to break into mainstream global entertainment

Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra's rise on the world stage with 'Quantico' and 'Baywatch' is unquestionable, but she has admitted that her journey has not been easy. In a recent interview, Priyanka Chopraemphasized that her success rests on her ability to approach every film as a simple actor. She said, "I have no problem walking into a room and saying 'I'm Priyanka Chopra and I'm an Indian actor." However, she explained that her name might make headlines in India, Hollywood is a totally different thing. "I may be at some position in India, but I'm smart enough to know that I'm new in this country," noted Chopra. While speaking for her own journey in the world of cinema, Chopra said it ha

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