MUMBAI: There is interesting line-up of movies and interesting things are happening in Bollywood. After another day’s time, a lot has happened in Bollywood. As the rains have started pouring heavily, so are the updates. Have your pakodas and get set for the Bollywood updates.
Bhushan Kumar to produce Nagraj Manjule's Jhund; Amitabh Bachchan to play the lead actor
Bhushan Kumar will be producing Nagraj Manjule's Jhund which will soon take off. The producer has also roped in Amitabh Bachchan who will be playing the lead role. The actor will be seen essaying the role of a retired sports teacher who starts a slum soccer movement. According to director Nagraji, the film will also touch upon the issues of drug abuse and crime and will also showcase how sports can reform kids.
Bhushan Kumar, who will be working with Bib B for the second time, is looking forward to collaborating with the megastar once again.
Producer Savitaraj Hiremath says, "I was thinking of starting my next Bollywood venture and was looking for an emotional and relevant subject which would connect with the masses and channelize today’s youth into positive energy. Since last three years I have been looking for such subjects and one of them is a biopic of Vijay Barse who promoted Slum Soccer in India and showcased Indian talent to the world. Jhund is the slum soccer film which shows that there is a Hero in all of us…and it’s only a matter of opportunity life gives you."
The film is directed by Nagraj Manjule and produced by Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar, Savita Raj and Raaj Hiremath and Nagraj Manjule.
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Chitrashi Rawat joins Sagarika Ghatge in Milind Ukey’s ‘Monsoon Football’
On the day of his birthday (5 June) director, Milind Ukey surprised the Monsoon Football team by unveiling the name of the second cast of the movie by roping in Chitrashi Rawat from Chak De! India for the second lead along with Sagarika Ghatge. So it’ll be a reunion for the girls with Monsoon Football, the difference being that they were playing hockey then and now Football.
The movie shall revolve around the middle-class housewives who're going through a monotonous schedule and dream to continue their passion even after marriage. The ambitious women shall be seen playing football and forming a team, with the attention score of them playing football in Saree and promoting Women Empowerment.
Chitrashi says, ‘Marathi cinema is known for its hard-hitting slice of life stories and I’ve been longing to do a Marathi film. I’m really happy that a film like Monsoon Football has come my way, which is a nice blend of sports and the stories of mundane housewives’ lives. Also, I’m really glad that our director Milind Ukey bringing me, Sagarika Ghatge and Seema Azmi to share the screen once again. It will be a lot of fun.”
''I was immensely impressed by Chitrashi Rawat in Chak De! India and I've always had the thought of having her on-board whenever I create a sport-centric movie. Monsoon Football is a project which is very close to me, for its concept and perspective that I am giving out to the audience and I want nothing but the best to justify the story. Chitrashi is a package of fun, seriousness, and talent altogether and it's a wise choice to have her on-board with Monsoon Football,'' says director Milind Ukey.
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I want to get directed by Gulzar: Divya Dutta
Actress Divya Dutta says that she wants to get directed by veteran filmmaker and writer Gulzar.
Divya was interacting with the media when she inaugurated ‘The Thailand Week 2018' on Thursday where she said, "There are many characters which I wish to play. I have seen all films directed by Gulzar saab and it is my wish that whenever he directs a film, I want to be part of that as I really like his way of filmmaking."
"I really like his Mausam (1975) and Aandhi (1975) so, I would love to do those films and apart from him, there are many directors with whom I haven't worked yet...half list of directors is still remaining," she added.
Talking about her upcoming projects, Divya said that her seven-eight films are lined up for release.
"There is Nadita Das's Manto and Fanney Khan with Anil Kapoor. I am also doing a romantic film called Music Teacher with Manav Kaul. There is a thriller with Arshad Warsi and Juhi Chawla as well. I am also doing Anubhav Sinha's Abhi To Party Shuru Hui Hai which is a comedy film and there is another film called Nastik with Arjun Rampal," she said.
Divya Dutta was last seen in Abhinay Deo's Blackmail.
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Aamir to launch trailer of Kamal Haasan's 'Vishwaroop 2'
Bollywood star Aamir Khan will digitally launch the trailer of the Hindi version of Kamal Haasan's bilingual Vishwaroop 2 on 11 June.
The Telugu version of the trailer will be launched by Jr NTR and the Tamil version by Shruti Haasan digitally.
Its Hindi version will be presented by Rohit Shetty and Reliance Entertainment.
Vishwaroop 2 is a sequel to Kamal's 2013 movie Vishwaroopam. It also stars Shekhar Kapur, Waheeda Rehman, Rahul Bose, Pooja Kumar, Andrea Jeremiah, Jaideep Ahlawat, Nasser, Anant Mahadevan, Yusuf Hussain and Rajendra Gupta.
Shetty said it was a matter of pride for him to work with a "legend" like Kamal.
Vicky Kaushal embarks on 'Uri' journey
Actor Vicky Kaushal on Friday started shooting for his upcoming film Uri.
The actor, who is riding high on the success of Raazi, took to Twitter to share an update about his next project.
"Day 1. Uri. Aditya Dhar, Ronnie Screwvala, Yami Gautam, Paresh Rawal, Kirti Kulhari and Mohit Raina," he posted.
The actor also shared an image of the film's clapboard in front of the Indian flag.
Vicky didn't share the location, but his co-star Yami Gautam had said that the first schedule will be shot in Serbia.
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Pooja Chopra in Akash Goila's next
Aiyaary fame Pooja Chopra is all set for her next big project with Akash Goila, whose last directorial venture was a short film Dum Dum Dumroo starring Sanaya Irani.
The budding director has roped in Pooja for his next project which is going to be his first digital feature film.
"I have known Akash for long and when he discussed this project with me, I knew I had to be a part of it. This film is a rare gem and this kind of cinema comes far in-between so you can't let go of such an opportunity.”
"I'm very sure that this film will leave an impression like his last film Dum Dum Dumroo," Pooja said during a promotional interview.
Akash made his directorial debut with Vinay Pathak starrer Dark Brew.
Alia Bhatt enjoys working with Big B
Actress Alia Bhatt says she is having a great time working with megastar Amitabh Bachchan on Brahmastra.
"Working with AB has been supreme greatness! Today Amitabh Bachchan packed up an hour before the actual pack up but he stayed back on set just to give ques! I can't begin to explain the amount of things I am learning on set just by watching him," Alia tweeted late on Thursday.
The Raazi star also shared her excitement over getting back on set.
"Yes I call him AB because that is the term of endearment we have all agreed to. Thank you for being so wonderful sir! Can't wait to get back onto set with you, Ayan Mukerji and Ranbir Kapoor for some more Brahmastra madness," she added.
Humbled by the gesture the cine icon responded to Alia's post, and corrected her spelling mistake.
"Yo...Alia, you are the best... thank you for the generosity ... and ... its cues not ques'... you are just too cute," he posted.
The upcoming fantasy adventure trilogy titled Brahmastra will be the first time that Amitabh, Ranbir and Alia will be joining hands for a project. The trilogy's first part will release on Independence Day, 2019.
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Fan’s enormous gesture makes Madhuri Dixit emotional
Madhuri Dixit is an actor who is loved by people across all age groups! The timeless beauty who has floored everyone with her eternal smile still holds a special place in audiences’ hearts. The same was witnessed when the dancing queen made her Marathi debut with Bucket List.
Fans of Madhuri took 100 plus elderly people to the screening of her recently released film Bucket List. Her fans who were seen hooting and cheering her on, absolutely loved the film which goes onto prove that the dhak-dhak girl still rules the hearts of all.
Talking about the same, Madhuri Dixit said, “I am very overwhelmed by this gesture. I can’t thank people enough for the love they have showered on me and for the film.”
The Dhak Dhak girl will continue to dance her way into our hearts forever!
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Karan Oberoi confirms being in Inside Edge’s next season
Karan Oberoi, who has tasted success in the world of acting as well as music, says that with content becoming the hero of late, he will not let his passion for music restrict his ambition as an actor.
"Yes, now with the content taking centre stage across all eco-systems I am already exploring that side of me. I was a part of a web series called Inside Edge, which was big success on digital, and also a part of the second and third season which we are shooting sometime next month," Karan told.
Ali and Shraddha bond on the sets of Milan Talkies
Ali Fazal has been having a blast shooting for Tigmanshu Dhulia’s pet project, Milan Talkies, with debutante Shraddha Srinath.
The duo who will be playing college students in the film, set in the era of the 70mm theatres, have recently started shooting for the final leg of the schedule, after a tedious few months shooting nonstop in Lucknow and Mathura. The Fukrey actor has developed a great rapport with the Bollywood newbie who is a star in the south, and the two have been seen hanging out in between shots.
The pictures are proof that the two are slowly becoming good friends and we cannot see their bond translate onscreen.
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