Director Raj Mehta made a successful directorial debut with the 2019 comedy film Good Newwz. The film starred Akshay Kumar, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Diljit Dosanjh and Kiara Advani. The film was much loved by the audience. Raj Mehta is all set to start filming for his next which is also a multi-starrer. Raj Mehta's next is titled Jug Jug Jiyo and features Varun Dhawan, Kiara Advani, Anil Kapoor and Neetu Singh. The film which is a situational comedy revolves around the lives of two couples of different generations. The makers plan to shoot in real locations of Chandigarh followed by a brief shoot in Mumbai.They will also be shooting some portions in abroad as Varun's character is an NRI. Another A-list actor is also expected to join the cast when the film goes on floors in November. Karan Johar will be producing the film under the banner of Dharma Productions. He had also produced Raj Mehta's debut Good Newwz.
We hear that Zee's highest TRP show Qubool hai will be going on floor this November. Slated for a January release, the new season will hit your screens as a web-series of 10 episodes on ZEE5 and herald the reunion of TV's most favourite jodi - Karan Singh Grover and Surbhi Jyoti as Asad and Zoya.This will mark the award-winning pair's first collaboration after four long years. The webseries will be produced by Mrinal Jha, the writer and co-creator of the original series on Zee TV.The 856 episode show that had become a staple on every Indian small screen for almost four years will now spur its magic on your smart screens and will kick in the nostalgia especially among fans whove missed the camaraderie of Karan and Surbhi, their banter and the hard-to-unnotice chemistry.
Remember the extraordinarily talented director Shimit Amin? His main claim to fame is Chak De the iconic hockey flick with Shah Rukh Khan in 2007. Thereafter, Shimit, who made his directorial debut in the Ram Gopal Varma production Abb Tak Chappan in 2004, directed Rocket Singh Salesmanof The Year in 2009.Nothing was heard of Shimit since then except in connection with Mira Nair who not only considers Shimit a dear friend. But also a talent to reckon with. Way back in 2013, Mira told me she was trying to persuade Shimit to return to acting. But it didnt work out. Shimit was busy helping his wife with her directorial debut, a film entitled Girls .But now 11 years after Rocket Singh Salesman Of The Year, Shimit is back at direction, albeit just one episode of Mira Nairs series A Suitable Boy.It is believed that Shimit will very soon return to full-fledged direction. Says Mira Nair, This (one episode of A Suitable Boy) is a new start. I had persuaded Shimit to edit my film The Reluctant Fundamentalist in 2014.
Farah Khans ambitious plans of re-making Raj N Sippys Amitabh Bachchan blockbuster Satte Pe Satta has now been put to rest. She just couldnt find the leading man for the job! Farah first went to Hrithik Roshan who said neither yes nor no. He kept her in suspense for months and then finally opted out, apparently because he didnt want to do another Bachchan remake after Agneepath.Farah then approached Akshay Kumar and even tried her luck with her Om Shanti Om hero Shah Rukh Khan who said a polite but firm no. Left with no major options, the reboot has been booted out. Khan has apparently put her Satte Pe Satta remake to sleep.Another source adds that the new-age copyright rules make it difficult for anyone to do an unauthorized remake. Back in 1982 Raj Sippy made an unofficial remake of Stanley Donens Seven Brides For Seven Brothers. But now with the copyright rules being so rigid it would be difficult do Satte Pe Satta without the relevant legal permission, says an informed source.
Director Pavan Kripalani wanted to take his film Bhoot Police on floors early this year. However, due to the pandemic, the plans went for a toss. Now, with the film industry resuming work, Kripalani along with the cast of his film including Saif Ali Khan, Yami Gautam, Arjun Kapoor and Jacqueline Fernandez will head to Himachal Pradesh next month to kick off the shoot of the horror comedy.Talking to a tabloid, Kripalani said that the first schedule will be in Dharamshala followed by stints in Dalhousie and Palampur. The team will be shooting a major chunk in the first schedule and will wrap up the rest in January.While the picturesque hill stations of Himachal blend in with the script of the film, the location was chosen as it is the most safest place in the country currently to shoot. The number of cases in the region is less and has not reported a rampant spread of the infection.
It can now be told. Yes, there will be a third season of Mirzapur, the Amazon Prime series that has broken all records among the webseries of India by becoming the most watched Indian digital series of all times.Pankaj Tripathi who plays the patriarch in a family of political assassins says he has never seen such craze for any of his serials or films before this. The curiosity and excitement for the sequel to Mirzapur was beyond anything Ive seen. Anywhere that I went I was asked about Kaleen Bhaiyya the character I play in Mirzapur 2. I havent encountered such curiosity for any of my other characters.The craze for the other characters in Mirzapur is also beyond anything weve seen on the OTT platform. Sources from Amazon Prime reveal that the budget for Mirzapur 2 was more than twice what it was for the first season.Every principal actor has been paid nearly double of what he got in the first season. Characters like Kaleen Bhaiya, Guddu and Munna (played by Pankaj Tripathi, Ali Fazal and Divyendu Tripathi) are more popular than large-screen heroes in high-budget action films, comments a source.While the first season of Mirzapur was budgeted a meagre Rs. 12 crores, the budget for Mirzapur 2 is nearly Rs. 60 crores, and Season 3s budget will be hiked by at least 30 percent.
Varun Dhawan who is currently vacationing in Maldives is all set to resume shooting in November. Reportedly, the actor has four back-to-back shoots and is using this time before the shoot to relax and enjoy with his close ones before he gets back to the grind. Varun Dhawan will begin shooting in mid-November with Raj Mehta's next in which he is paired opposite Kiara Advani. The film also has Anil Kapoor and Neetu Singh in pivotal roles. As per reports, the film is tentatively titled Jug Jug Jiyo and revolves around the lives of two couples of different generations. The makers plan to shoot the film in Chandigarh, Mumbai and abroad as Varun's character is an NRI. After wrapping up Jug Jug Jiyo, Varun will immediately start shooting for Stree director Amar Kaushik's horror comedy Bhediya. While an official announcement for the leading lady is not made, there is a buzz that Sharaddha Kapoor has been paired opposite Varun Dhawan. After Bhediya, Varun will start shooting for Sajid Nadiadwala's Sanki. According to reports, the actor will be seen playing a larger than life action hero in the film. Varun's fourth film is Sriram Raghavan's Arun Kheterpal biopic. The film requires multiple people on the set with real action scenes set against tanks, crowds and guns. Since, the makers did not want to risk making it during a pandemic, the film has been pushed for later dates. Earlier the makers had planned to take the film on floors this May. However, the pandemic put everything off track.
Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan recently donated 2000 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) kits to corona warriors in Chhattisgarh. The kits were donated through his Meer Foundation, a non-charitable organisation which works for the upliftment of acid attack survivors. Chhattisgarh Cabinet Minister T S Singh Deo took to Twitter to express his gratitude towards the actor for his kind gesture. "I express my heartfelt gratitude to @iamsrk& @MeerFoundation for providing PPE kits to protect our frontline warriors. Thanks, @rajshriartist for connecting us and making this possible. Your generosity has inspired many more to protect our healthcare heroes," he tweeted. Responding to the tweet, King Khan wrote, "Sir, we all are trying in whatever capacity we can to help our brothers and sisters to overcome these hard times. Wishing you the best with these endeavors too."Sir, We all are trying in whatever capacity we can to help our brothers and sisters to overcome these hard times. Wishing you the best with these endeavors too. Earlier, Shah Rukh Khan had contributed to the PM-CARES fund and also made financial contributions to Maharashtra, Delhi and West Bengal. He even offered his private office space to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation to convert it into a quarantine facility.
Lately there were reports doing the rounds that actress Sapna Pabbi, who had worked with late actor Sushant Singh Rajput in Drive was absconding after being summoned by the Narcotics Control Bureau(NCB). The NCB is currently probing a drug case in Bollywood that came into light during the CBI investigation into the death of Sushant.On Thursday night, Sapna Pabbi took to her Twitter and Instagram handle to respond to the reports. "I am saddened to see speculative media reports in India about me being untraceable or missing. I have been back at home in London to be with my family and as such my lawyers have already communicated this with the authorities in India who are fully aware of my whereabouts," she wrote.