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Salman Khan’s Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali not shelved, makers rubbish rumours

Salman Khan’s film Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali has not been shelved. The makers of the film have rubbished all the rumours and talked about its development on social media.

Salman Khan-starrer Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali is not being shelved, but instead is going on floors in the next two months. The producer of the film, Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment Movies, rubbished reports that claimed the film was shelved and shared fresh details about the film’s development. Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali is written by Sajid Nadiadwala and directed by Farhad Samji.

After Salman Khan announced his new film Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali in 2020, several Bollywood stars congratulated the actor on social media. Recently, however, reports started doing the rounds that the film had been shelved because Salman’s Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai wasn’t a big hit.

The makers of the film, Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment Movies, issued a clarification. Taking to the official Twitter handle, they wrote, “We would like to deny all the #FakeNews. The set is being constructed & songs have already been recorded. Shooting begins in 2 Months


Salman Khan took to social media to announce his new film Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali in January 2020. Back then he revealed the film will be written and produced by Sajid Nadiadwala, while Farhad Samji of Housefull 4-fame will be helming the project.

He wrote, “Announcing My Next Film… Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali…. Story & Produced By Sajid Nadiadwala…Directed By Farhad Samji…Eid 2021 .

Kartik Aaryan wraps climax scene of Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 with shot No 162

Kartik Aaryan announced that he has completed filming the climax scene of his upcoming film, Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2. The film also stars Tabu and Kiara Advani in pivotal roles.

Kartik Aaryan has been occupied with several upcoming projects. But this didn’t stop the actor from sharing updates about his life with his fans and followers. The actor recently announced that he has completed shooting the climax scene of his upcoming film, Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2. Anees Bazmee’s directorial venture also stars Tabu and Kiara Advani.


Ever since Kartik Aaryan was roped in to play the lead character in Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2, he has been sharing constant updates about the film’s progress on social media. While sometimes he drops spooky BTS (behind-the-scenes) videos from the film sets, other times a picture with his co-stars.

Taking to his Instagram handle, Kartik Aaryan recently revealed that he has completed shooting the climax scene of the film. He posted a photo of a clapper board and wrote, “#BHOOL BHULAIYAA2 climax wrap!! Shot Number -162


Directed by Anees Bazmee, Bhool Bhulaiya 2 is a horror-comedy film. It stars Kartik Aaryan, Tabu and Kiara Advani in lead roles. Amar Upadhyay also joined the cast of Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 and will be seen playing a pivotal role opposite Tabu. Produced by Bhushan Kumar, the film is the sequel to the 2007 film Bhool Bhulaiyaa starring Akshay Kumar, Vidya Balan and Shiney Ahuja.

First look of Rishi Kapoor’s last film Sharmaji Namkeen out on his 69th birth anniversary. See pics

The makers of Rishi Kapoor’s last film, Sharmaji Namkeen, released its first look on his 69th birthday anniversary. The veteran actor died on April 30 last year after a battle with leukaemia.

The makers of Rishi Kapoor’s last film, Sharmaji Namkeen, have finally dropped its first look on the late actor’s 69th birth anniversary today (September 4). Rishi Kapoor passed away on April 3, 2020, after battling cancer. After his demise, Paresh Rawal stepped in to complete the remaining portions of Rishi Kapoor-starrer Sharmaji Namkeen.


Rishi Kapoor was one of the most acclaimed actors in the Hindi film industry. He breathed his last on April 3, 2020. Today, September 4, would have been his 69th birthday. To mark the day, the makers of his last film, Sharmaji Namkeen, have released the first look. In the poster, Rishi Kapoor can be seen walking with a smile on his face and a briefcase in his hand.

The production house of Sharmaji Namkeen, Excel Entertainment, treated fans to first look on Instagram. Along with the poster, the official page of the production house wrote, “We are proud to present, the poster of a very special film- Sharmaji Namkeen, starring one of the most celebrated actors in the Hindi film industry whose inimitable work and sparkling career we will cherish forever, Mr. Rishi Kapoor. As a mark of love, respect and remembrance of him and as a gift to his millions of fans, here is the first look of his final film.


In their Instagram note, the makers thanked Paresh Rawal for stepping in to complete the remaining portions of Rishi Kapoor’s role in the film. He is portraying the same character played by the late actor in the film.

“A big thank you to Mr Paresh Rawal, who completed the film by agreeing to take the sensitive step of portraying the same character played by Rishi Ji. Produced by Excel Entertainment and MacGuffin Pictures, directed by debutant Hitesh Bhatia, this film is a light hearted, coming-of-age story of a lovable 60 year old man (sic),” read the note further.

Rishi Kapoor’s wife, Neetu Kapoor, shared Paresh Rawal’s look from the film and also wrote a thank you note for him on her Instagram story.

The film’s shooting was suspended last year due to the nationwide lockdown imposed to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. During the lockdown, Rishi had fallen sick and passed away.

Sharmaji Namkeen was supposed to mark Juhi Chawla and Rishi Kapoor’s re-union on the big screen after a long time. The two starred in films like Bol Radha Bol, Saajan Ka Ghar, Rishta Ho To Aisa, Ghar Ki Ijaazat, and Eena Meena Deeka to name a few.

Rishi Kapoor died on April 30, 2020, at the age of 67. He was diagnosed with cancer in 2018. Following this, he and Neetu Kapoor spent around a year in New York for his treatment. Rishi Kapoor returned to India in September 2019. He was last seen in the film The Body.

Aayi Aayi Bhoot Police song out. Saif, Arjun and Jacqueline dance to spooky tunes

Bhoot Police stars Saif Ali Khan, Arjun Kapoor, Jacqueline Fernandez and Yam Gautam in pivotal roles. The film is directed by Pavan Kripalani.

The title song of Saif Ali Khan and Arjun Kapoor-starrer Bhoot Police was released today (August 26). The song features the two actors with Jacqueline Fernandez. Yami Gautam, who also stars in the film, is missing in action. Directed by Pavan Kripalani, Bhoot Police is set to premiere on Disney+Hotstar on September 17.

Aayi Aayi Bhoot Police is the title song of the upcoming film Bhoot Police. The music video features Saif Ali Khan, Arjun Kapoor and Jacqueline Fernandez. The actors are seen showing off their dancing skills in the song, which is sung by Vishal Dadlani, Sunidhi Chauhan and Mellow D. The music is composed by Sachin-Jigar while its lyrics are penned by Kumaar and rap by Mellow D.


Arjun Kapoor, who will be seen playing the role of Chiraunji in Bhoot Police, took to social media to release the title song. He encouraged fans to party with the new song. He wrote, “Party hard with #BhootPolice. #AayiAayiBhootPolice is out now. Crank up the music and tune in!


In Bhoot Police, Saif Ali Khan and Arjun Kapoor play Vibhooti and Chiraunji, respectively. They go around catching ghosts. While for Saif his profession is a way to con people, Chiraunji takes his work seriously. The two ghosthunters meet Jacqueline Fernandez and Yami Gautam on a mission to ward off a notorious spirit.

Bhoot Police shoot began in Himachal Pradesh in November 2020. The horror comedy was also shot in Jaisalmer. While the film was earlier scheduled to release in theatres on September 10, the film will now release on Disney+Hotstar on September 17.

Chehre title track out. Amitabh Bachchan’s intense voice will leave you spellbound

Amitabh Bachchan shared a new song from his upcoming film, Chehre. Composed by Vishal-Shekhar, Big B gave his voice for the title track.

Amitabh Bachchan has treated fans to a new song from his much-awaited film, Chehre. He dropped the title track of the film on social media today (August 23). In the music video, Amitabh Bachchan can be seen in an intense look. Sung by the actor himself, the track has been composed by singer duo Vishal Dadlani and Shekhar Ravjiani.

After dropping the trailer of Chehre on August 13, the film’s new title track has been released on August 23. Featuring Amitabh Bachchan, the song describes how faces (chehre) showcase various human expressions during different phases of life. Big B’s intense look with his powerful voice will leave you absolutely spellbound. Composed by singer duo Vishal Dadlani and Shekhar Ravjiani, the lyrics of the song has been penned by Rumi Jaffery.


On August 18, the makers of Chehre treated fans to its first song, Rang Dariya. It is a soulful track that shows Emraan Hashmi and Krystle D’Souza totally in love. In the video, they both can be seen going on dates and being in love. The romantic track was crooned by Yasser Desai and has been composed by Gourov Dasgupta.


Produced by Anand Pandit Motion Pictures & Saraswati Entertainment Private Limited, Chehre is all set to release on August 27. It stars Amitabh Bachchan and Emraan Hashmi in lead roles. While Big B is playing the role of a lawyer, Emraan is a business tycoon in the mystery thriller. Besides them, Chehre also features Krystle D’Souza, Rhea Chakraborty, Siddhanth Kapoor, Annu Kapoor, Dhritiman Chatterjee and Raghubir Yadav in pivotal roles.

Vishal Bhardwaj’s son Aasmaan turns director for Arjun Kapoor, Konkona Sensharma film Kuttey

Vishal Bhardwaj’s son Aasmaan Bhardwaj will make his directorial debut with Kuttey. The film’s cast includes Arjun Kapoor, Konkona Sensharma, Naseeruddin Shah, Kumud Mishra, Radhika Madan, Shardul Bhardwaj and Tabu.

Vishal Bhardwaj’s son Aasmaan Bhardwaj is all set to make his directorial debut with the upcoming thriller film, Kuttey. The film will feature a star-studded cast including Arjun Kapoor, Konkona Sensharma, Naseeruddin Shah, Kumud Mishra, Radhika Madan, Shardul Bhardwaj and Tabu. Kuttey, produced by Vishal Bhardwaj and Luv Ranjan, will go on floors by the end of this year.

Making the announcement about Aasmaan Bhardwaj’s directorial venture, the motion poster of Kuttey was unveiled on Monday, August 23. The film promises a thrilling ride. Vishal Bhardwaj took to social media to share details of the film. He wrote, “Na ye bhaukte hai, na gurrate hai. Bas kaat te hai! (They neither bark, nor growl. They just bite!) Presenting #KUTTEY (sic)!” There are several men with dog heads in the poster of Kuttey.


Talking about Kuttey, Vishal Bhardwaj said, “Kuttey is extremely special to me as it is my first collaboration with Aasmaan and I’m excited to see what he does with it. Luv Films and Vishal Bhardwaj Films are also coming together for the first time and I am immensely excited about this association, as I really admire Luv’s brave attitude towards filmmaking and strong commercial sense. I have worked with Naseer Sahab, Tabu, Konkona and Radhika on different films throughout my career and Aasmaan has brought them all together in one film itself. We cannot wait for the audience to witness this captivating thriller on the big screen.
Luv Ranjan also spoke about the project, “Vishal ji is one of the most prolific filmmakers in our country. His storytelling and vision as a filmmaker have been very inspiring for me personally. It gives me immense happiness that I am getting to collaborate with him for Aasmaan’s film.”

Kuttey is written by Aasmaan Bhardwaj and Vishal Bhardwaj and presented by T-Series. The film’s music will be given by Vishal Bhardwaj, while Gulzar will pen the lyrics. It is touted to be a caper-thriller. While the film is currently in its pre-production stage, the shoot will commence by the end of 2021.
Aasmaan has a degree in filmmaking from the School Of Visual Arts, New York City. He has previously assisted his father, Vishal Bhardwaj, on films such as 7 Khoon Maaf, Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola and Pataakha.

Bhuj The Pride Of India Movie Review: Sharad Kelkar wins hearts in new Ajay Devgn film

Bhuj The Pride Of India Movie Review: Even with Ajay Devgn looking all suave in that Air Force uniform, for us, the film belongs to Sharad Kelkar.

Movie Name: Bhuj: The Pride of India
Cast: Ajay Devgn, Sanjay Dutt, Sonakshi Sinha
Director: Abhishek Dudhaiya

300 against a battalion. The story of how the airstrip at Bhuj, Gujarat was rebuilt in just about 72 hours in December 1971, after it was bombed down by Pakistani jets, is one of those war stories that fills your heart up with pride. Ajay Devgn as Indian Air Force Squadron Leader Vijay Karnik, in Disney+Hotstar’s Bhuj: The Pride Of India, brings you that true story against the backdrop of the Indo-Pak War of 1971. Arousing as it is, it is not without exaggeration.

Bhuj: The Pride Of India opens to the very fight that destroyed the airstrip. Unprepared and helpless soldiers at the Bhuj airbase ran helter-skelter as Pakistani jets dropped bomb after bomb. The devastation both on land and in their eyes was enough to let your heart sink for a moment. How would Karnik salvage the situation? And if he fails, one of India’s most important airbases stands to be captured by the enemy. At this point, there is no othering, Pakistan and India are truly at war in East Pakistan, today’s Bangladesh. And Bhuj is key for both nations as an attack in the west will only act as a blow to India’s focus on the eastern frontiers.
As IAF Squadron Leader Vijay Karnik, Ajay Devgn is well within his comfort zone. His quiet but resolute stares quickly establish him as a calculating, dependable Indian soldier who will save the day. That bits and pieces of news articles from the time still remain in the public psyche certainly helped. But Karnik is not the only hero in the story, and that’s where Bhuj, the film, and Bhuj the true events diverge, at least in director Abhishek Dudhaiya’s vision. Military officer RK Nair, brought to life by Sharad Kelkar, Ranchhod Pagi, played by Sanjay Dutt, Flight Lieutenant Vikram Singh, essayed by a superb Ammy Virk, and the women of Madhapar, a village in Bhuj, headed by Sonakshi Sinha’s Sunderben Jetha, demand as much a share of the pie.

Even as Bhuj, the film, meticulously narrates their plight, shows them fighting, bleeding, dying, the focus and the camera remains firmly on Ajay. Though Sharad and Sanjay have been given some dramatic dialogues, the film clearly establishes a hierarchy – Bhuj: The Pride of India is headlined by Ajay Devgn.

The women in the film have it worse still. Nora Fatehi as Heena Rehman, an Indian spy in Pakistan, had more screen-time ratio in the trailer than in the film. Sonakshi, on the other hand, again with some arousing dialogues, is reduced to both literal and figurative drum-beating. In terms of performances, it is hard to comment considering both Nora and Sonakshi had so little scope.

At 150-odd minutes, which might seem a tab bit long for OTT viewing, even with the unnecessary drumming and dialogues, Bhuj goes on smoothly. The picturisation is perfect, the post-effects ensure the war scenes were seen and felt, although the editing in the scene transition aspect could have been tighter. As for the factual errors, you can watch this to find out. There’s but one scene which ticks the product-placement box, we shall let you see it yourself when you do.

Final thoughts? Even with Ajay Devgn walking in slow motion, looking all suave in that IAF uniform, for us, the film belongs to Sharad Kelkar. And that’s a shame; this is his second Disney+Hotstar film where despite being the clear hero, he remains in the shadow of the bigger star. Which was the first film, you ask? Laxxmi.

Kajol reviews Bhuj The Pride of India, says she is proud of husband Ajay Devgn

Kajol watched husband Ajay Devgn’s Bhuj: The Pride of India in a theatre and took to Instagram to praise the film. She also wrote she is proud of Ajay.

Ajay Devgn is excited about his new film, Bhuj: The Pride of India. He recently attended a special screening of the film with his family. His wife Kajol took to Instagram to praise the film and describe the experience of watching it in a theatre. She also wrote that she is proud of Ajay.

Ajay Devgn’s daughter Nysa reviewed Bhuj: The Pride of India and called it sensible. His wife Kajol saluted the Indian Army after watching the film and wrote she feels proud of her husband. She wrote, “My theatre experience after soooo long! What an awesome high.. reminds us of all the things we take for granted without ever worrying about who is giving us the safety and security of just being normal.

She further added, “Hats off salute to all those real life action heroes who keep us safe everyday of their very unsafe lives. @indianairforce @indianarmy.adgpi @indiannavy #BhujThePrideOfIndia Out Today on @disneyplushotstarvip at 5:35pm #DisneyPlusHotstarMultiplex @ajaydevgn #NationalPride #CountryLove #IndianArmy #WatchItAsap #Bhuj #SoProudOfMyHusband.


Bhuj: the Pride Of India is directed by Abhishek Dudhaiya. Ajay Devgn plays the role of IAF Squadron Leader Vijay Karnik in the film. The real-life hero had protected the border area in Gujarat from the Pakistani army during the 1971 Indo-Pak War. He also reconstructed an IAF airbase with the help of 300 women from a local village in Madhapar.

Bhuj: the Pride Of India also stars Sanjay Dutt, Sonakshi Sinha, Ammy Virk, Nora Fatehi and Sharad Kelkar. It is set to premiere today, August 13 on Disney+Hotstar.

Aamir Khan’s Laal Singh Chaddha vs Allu Arjun’s Pushpa box office clash on Christmas 2021

Allu Arjun has announced that Pushpa – The Rise (Part 1), will release in theatres on Christmas, December 25. The film will clash with Aamir Khan and Kareena Kapoor-starrer Laal Singh Chaddha at the box office.

Two big films, Laal Singh Chaddha and Pushpa – The Rise (Part 1), will clash at the box office this Christmas, December 25. While the former stars Aamir Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan in the lead roles, the latter stars Allu Arjun and Rashmika Mandanna. The announcement about the box office clash between the highly-anticipated films has made fans excited.

Laal Singh Chaddha is the Hindi remake of the Hollywood blockbuster Forrest Gump. The iconic Hollywood film starred Tom Hanks in the lead role and released in 1994. Directed by Advait Chandan, Laal Singh Chaddha was earlier scheduled to release on December 25 last year. However, it got delayed by a year due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. Kareena Kapoor, who plays the female lead in Laal Singh Chaddha, wrapped up her shoot schedule in October. Taking to Instagram, she shared a picture with Aamir Khan and thanked him and director Advait for an ‘intense yet poignant journey’.

Laal Singh Chaddha is jointly produced by Aamir Khan, Kiran Rao and Viacom 18 Motion Pictures. South star Naga Chaitanya will be making his Bollywood debut with Laal Singh Chaddha. He plays the role of Bala in the film.

Allu plays a smuggler of red sandalwood in the upcoming film, while Rashmika Mandanna plays the female lead. Fahadh Faasil will be seen playing the main antagonist. Pushpa – The Rise follows the story of Pushpa and the heist of red sandalwood, which is a rare species of timber found in Andhra Pradesh.

About the clash, trade analyst Taran Adarsh wrote on Twitter, “Aamir Khan-Allu Arjun: the big Christmas clash… With Pushpa: Part 1 – the pan-India film starring Allu Arjun – announcing Christmas 2021 release, the much-awaited biggie will now clash with Aamir Khan’s Laal Singh Chaddha, also arriving on Christmas.

Sidharth Malhotra and Kiara Advani Interview: In Kargil with Shershaah

Shershaah starring Sidharth Malhotra and Kiara Advani is all set to release on Amazon Prime Video on August 12. The film is based on the life of Kargil war hero Captain Vikram Batra. Sidharth, Kiara and director Vishnu Varadhan speak to about Shershaah, Captain Batra, and overall, the valour of the Indian Army.

It’s not every day that you have the magnificent Tiger Hill as your backdrop for a celebrity interview. In the post-Covid world, it’s mostly Zoom backgrounds (you can get the Tiger Hill there too, perhaps, but you know what we’re talking about). So, when Team Shershaah decided to spring this very special surprise on us, we didn’t think twice. India Today was at Drass in Kargil on the 22nd Kargil Vijay Diwas to see the trailer launch. But it wasn’t the trailer that took our breath away. It was the knowledge that, in CDS General Bipin Rawat’s words, the ground where we were celebrating a trailer launch, was possible because people like Captain Vikram Batra sacrificed their lives for us.

So, we sat down with actors Sidharth Malhotra, who plays Captain Vikram Batra in the latter’s biopic Shershaah, and Kiara Advani, who plays Dimple Cheema, Vikram’s girlfriend; and director Vishnu Varadhan to discuss the movie, the Kargil War, Captain Batra’s family, and overall, the courage and valour of the Indian Army.

What was it like, wearing the Indian Army uniform, we ask Sidharth Malhotra.

“Oh, it was an amazing feeling. I can challenge any of the boys here that the moment you wear the Indian Army uniform, your body language changes, your persona changes, and that is because we have such a strong impression of the Indian Army in our head; of the decorum, of the personality, of what they represent. That was all the days that we shot wearing the uniform. But beyond that, just to get into the headspace of a real war hero, an actual hero who fought for the country and who didn’t just say these words and dialogues and he really meant it, and he really gave his life for this. It was an amazing experience. I’ve been extremely attached to this film and this character because of that. He is someone who has inspired me as well, because Vikram Batra overcame fear. He overcame the biggest fear or just fear in general that we all have, of just doing things. He broke that, that obstacle with so much confidence and such heart and such style that we have memorable lines of him saying, ‘Ye dil maange more, Sir’,” says Sidharth.

We talk about the catchphrase: ‘Yeh Dil Maange More’ and Sidharth tells us how Captain Vikram Batra was completely ‘skewed to the commercial movies and songs, and he was so influenced by the pop culture then’.

But just to imagine his mindset… sitting in one of these hilltops, completely tired or battered or bruised after a mission, and then saying to his senior, ‘Yeh dil maange more, Sir’ is an amazing high, and he’s an amazing personality, and that’s the reason we’re here today,” says Sidharth.

Captain Vikram Batra was a completely filmi person, from what his father, mother, or Dimple remembers; so, there was a Bollywood movie waiting to be made on him. How did director Vishnu Varadhan decide to make a movie on the story? Varadhan, who is making his Bollywood debut with Shershaah, tells us ‘honestly’ that he was not ‘supposed to be on the project’.

“That’s how things happen, you know… Some of the best things happen like that; they come to you when you’re not going after them, or when you don’t think about them. So, Sandeep Srivastava, who is the writer, was writing another feature film for me. So, we were discussing that film when Shershaah came to him. He wanted a director’s perspective, so he was talking to me. The more and more I got to know about Captain Vikram Batra, the more interested I became in his story,” says director Vishnu Varadhan.

We move to Dimple Cheema, the most intriguing person in the story of Captain Vikram Batra. Now Dimple is a person who is extremely media-shy. She chose to stay away from the limelight. She chose to not marry anyone after the death of Captain Batra. And all these years, she has led a life surrounded by the memories of Vikram, as Captain Batra’s father GL Batra puts it in his book on the Shershah of Kargil.

So, what did Kiara have to go through, while playing a person like Dimple?

“I, fortunately, got to meet Dimple, and kept asking myself, ‘did this really happen?!’ When I heard her re-living all those moments with Vikram, it was like… goosebumps. It was too good to be true. It’s amazing just to know a person like her; to know how strong she is. And it is so lovely, endearing to meet someone like her. Someone you are so intrigued by. Even I was so intrigued by her. I’d heard she was very media-shy; I knew she didn’t want to give any interviews. She didn’t want the limelight. A lot of respect to her for taking that time out, and I’m sure she did it for her love for Vikram Batra. She knew this film was being made and she took her time out to lend her side of the story. Just to see the kind of sacrifices made by the people behind the Indian Army officers… we don’t always get to see those sacrifices, and through her, I just felt that it was such a big sacrifice. You just feel proud that your man is going out there and he has got this passion, and also to kind of put yourself second and be like, ‘but I love him’. And she had her own set of hurdles, and to just overcome all of that speaks volumes about her,” says Kiara.

Sidharth and Kiara’s fans are obviously waiting with bated breath to see their chemistry on screen. There are all the link-up rumours, after all. We prod on, whether we will get to see a film on Dimple’s story, and director Vishnu Varadhan tells us that they were just grateful to Dimple for sharing her side of the Vikram Batra story. “We’re just thankful to her for sharing her story. Had she not, this would have just been a fictional tale!” says Vishnu.

Vikram Batra’s is a story that has been out in public since the Kargil War. So, what is it that Shershaah is doing?

Director Vishnu says, “It’s purely history being translated, you know. We will give you what actually happened. Unlike a game of Chinese Whispers. He was multi-faceted. We spoke to multiple people and all of them said different things about him. Now, we bring all of that together and show you what Vikram Batra was.”