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Taapsee Pannu’s Rashmi Rocket to release on Zee5 on October 15

Taapsee Pannu’s Rashmi Rocket is all to release on Zee5 on October 15. Directed by Akarsh Khurana, the film also stars Priyanshu Painyuli and Abhishek Banerjee.

Taapsee Pannu-starrer Rashmi Rocket is all set to release on October 15 on Zee5. The film is directed by Akarsh Khurana and also stars Priyanshu Painyuli, Abhishek Banerjee and Supriya Pathak. Taapsee Pannu plays the role of a Gujarati athlete named Rashmi in the sports drama.

To do justice to her role of a fast runner in Rashmi Rocket, Taapsee Pannu trained vigorously. On Monday, September 20, the actress took to social media to announce the release date of the film. It will premiere on Zee5 on October 15, Dussehra.

Sharing a new poster of Rashmi Rocket, Taapsee wrote, “Get ready to run with Rashmi in this race on and off the track. She will need you in this one #RashmiRocket ready to take off on 15th October 2021 only on @zee5.


Taapsee Pannu essays the role an athlete named Rashmi in Rashmi Rocket. While Priyanshu Painyuli plays her husband, Supriya Pathak plays Taapsee’s mother in the film.

Here’s how Taapsee trained for Rashmi Rocket.

After wrapping up the film’s shoot in January this year, the actress wrote an emotional note. A part of her caption read, “Not sure if I have the time and space to explain how this film actually happened. From the basic storyline I heard in Chennai 3 years back to actually complete its filming against all odds in these challenging times. This was one hell of a driven team effort.

Kriti Sanon’s Ganapath preparation is in full swing, actress sweats it out in the gym

Kriti Sanon is gearing up for her upcoming film Ganapath. The Vikas Bahl directorial also stars Tiger Shroff.

Kriti Sanon is gearing up for her upcoming film Ganapath. The Mimi actress is leaving no stone unturned to get into her character for the film. After impressing the audience with her performance in Mimi, the actress will be seen in the action film next, which also stars Tiger Shroff.

Kriti Sanon, who was praised for her recent film Mimi, keeps her fans and followers updated through social media. Today, September 20, she took to her Instagram stories to share a couple of posts after her workout session. Kriti Sanon’s preparation for Ganapath is in full swing now. She captioned the first post, “The sweat series. Sweaty Morning! #Ganapathprep (sic).” While the post’s caption read, “I don’t sweat, I sparkle #Ganapathprep.

Ganapath stars Tiger Shroff as the male lead. Kriti and Tiger have earlier worked together in their debut film Heropanti. Ganapath will be directed by Vikas Bahl of Queen fame. The film is being produced by Jackky Bhagnani of Pooja Entertainment in association with Good Co. Set in a post-pandemic dystopian era, the Kriti Sanon and Tiger Shroff-starrer is scheduled to release in theatres next year.

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.

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.

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.”

Sidharth Malhotra says he feels fortunate to play Capt Vikram Batra in Shershaah

Sidharth Malhotra got emotional at the trailer launch of Shershaah in Drass. The film is directed by Vishnu Varadhan.

Actor Sidharth Malhotra, who will be seen playing the role of Kargil hero Vikram Batra in the upcoming film Shershaah, says he is fortunate to have been chosen to play the real-life hero on-screen.

The biographical war drama, directed by noted South film director Vishnu Varadhan, narrates the life story of Captain Vikram Batra and how he led the charge of his troops during the 1999 Kargil War. He was given the highest wartime gallantry award, Param Vir Chakra, posthumously.

In the film, Sidharth will be seen in the double role of Captain Vikram Batra and his twin brother Vishal Batra.

“This day is extremely emotional for me. We started this journey five years ago with Vishal Batra ji. This is my first film where I have portrayed the life of a real-life hero. ‘Shershaah’ has been an experience bigger than a film,” Sidharth said Sunday at the trailer launch event of the film at the National Horse Polo Ground here in Drass town on the eve of the 22nd Kargil Vijay Diwas.

“I would like to thank the Indian Army… This story is about true, real-life heroes like you. And I consider myself lucky that I got to play him,” the 36-year-old actor added.

Kiara, who plays Dimple Cheema – the romantic interest of Captain Vikram Batra in the film, said working on the film transformed her on a personal level.

“Some films change you professionally, but there are some that change you personally. Shershaah is that film for me. Thank you to the Batra family, Dimple and everyone who made this possible for us. I will forever be grateful. We can’t wait to share this with the world,” she said.

The 28-year-old actor also expressed her gratitude towards the Indian Army.

“I am quite nervous right now because I am standing in front of the Indian Army for the first time. No amount of words would justify the gratitude we all have in it hearts for each of you. I would also like to thank the families here. We salute you for your support, prayers and for being true pillars of strength for men and women in uniform,” she added.

Director Vishnu Varadhan, who makes his directorial debut in Hindi cinema with Shershaah, is credited with making successful Tamil movies like Arinthum Ariyamalum, Pattiyal, and Billa, among others.
Directing a film inspired by the life of Captain Batra was “once in a lifetime opportunity” for him, Vishnu Varadhan said.

“Apart from reading and knowing about him (Captain Batra), it was the experience of meeting the people, all the officers, who fought by him,” he said.

The director said the team has tried to stay true to the events of the 1999 war.

“We never thought we would shoot in Kargil. We would imagine how it would have been during the war. Every time we would shoot, we could see it all coming alive. What we filmed on those heights is nothing compared to what the Indian Army achieved at that time. So, we have tried to bring everything possible on screen,” he added.

Shershaah is scheduled to be released on August 12 on Amazon Prime Video. The film is jointly produced by Dharma Productions and Kaash Entertainment.

Vijay Subramaniam, director and head, content, Amazon Prime Video, India, said when Dharma Productions approached him to release it on the streaming platform, it was an instant yes from their team.

“Dharma Productions and I share a warm relationship and when they asked us about this film, we instantly said yes. It is a unique experience,” Subramanian said, adding the film will have a wider release in more than 200 countries.
It was producer Shabbir Boxwala, who first learnt about Captain Vikram Batra and approached his family to make a film on him.

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“In the first meeting, they agreed to give the rights of (the life of) Vikram Batra and that was the happiest day of my life. They are part of the family now. The support of the Indian Army and his family was very essential and unconditional,” Boxwala added.

The trailer launch was also attended by chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat, Northern Army Commander Lieutenant General YK Joshi, filmmakers Karan Johar, Apoorva Mehta and the family members of Kargil war veterans, several soldiers and officers.

Before the event, homage was paid to the heroes of the Kargil war by army personnel and a group of school children, who sang popular patriotic songs like Chak De! India, Ab Tumhare Hawale Watan Sathiyon, Teri Mitti and Ae Watan.

Shershaah also stars Shiv Panditt, Raj Arjun, Pranay Pachauri, Himanshu Ashok Malhotra, Nikitin Dheer, Anil Charanjeett, Sahil Vaid, Shataf Figar and Pawan Chopra.

Kriti Sanon gushes over AR Rahman in BTS video of Mimi song Param Sundari

Kriti Sanon shared a BTS video of Param Sundari song from her upcoming film Mimi. The actress can be seen going gaga over having AR Rahman’s music in her film for the first time.

Kriti Sanon is gearing up for the release of her comedy-drama film, Mimi. The actress has been posting photos and videos from the film’s making on social media. Recently, she shared a sneak peek into the filming of her dance number titled Param Sundari in Mimi. Kriti can be seen gushing over having AR Rahman’s music in one of her films for the first time.

Param Sundari is an energetic dance track and Kriti Sanon has performed her incredible moves in its video. However, the actress revealed she was scared as the beats were fast. She revealed so in the BTS video of Param Sundari. Kriti also called AR Rahman the ‘god of music’ and talked about her excitement on having him compose the music for her song. Pankaj Tripathi, who plays an important role in Mimi, also talked about how his dream of having AR Rahman’s music in one of his films came true.

Kriti Sanon is happy with how Param Sundari has turned out. She said in the video, “It’s looking beautiful. It has got a very catchy tune. Bada gaana hai (It’s a big song).

She captioned the video, “Param Sundari Behind The Scenes Param Sundari has already captured your hearts now get a sneak peek at what went behind the scenes! Exclusive world premiere 30th July.


Mimi is directed by Laxman Utekar and inspired by the Marathi film Mala Aai Vhhaychy. Kriti Sanon plays the titular role. She dreams of becoming an actress, but, she ends up becoming a surrogate mother, which completely changes her life. Kriti Sanon put on 15 kg for her role in Mimi and shared her ‘Mimi to mummy’ journey with her fans through a video. The film’s cast also features Sai Tamhankar, Supriya Tripathi and Manoj Pahwa.