Deepika Padukone was trolled on social media for her latest photo shoot. (Deepika Padukone/Instagram photo)

Despite Dharmendra telling this writer that it will not happen after the second film’s fiasco, “Yamla Pagla Deewana 3” will go on floors in August under the direction of Punjabi filmmaker Navaniat Singh.

His daughter Esha Deol, who is expecting her first child, has taken off to Greece along with her entrepreneur husband Bharat Takhtani for their babymoon. The news of her pregnancy was announced on social media by the actress’ mother Hema Malini who was thrilled to share it with fans.

Salman Khan, after Diwali and his Eid fixture release dates, will now release “Kick 2” in Christmas 2019. The film is produced, directed and co-written by Sajid Nadiadwala, will be a story continuation, and will star an international action star as well.

Rumor is that Jacqueline Fernandez and Daisy Shah are the chosen leads in Remo D’Souza’s dance film starring Salman Khan.

Buzz is that the Salman Khan twins, now aged by 20 years, will meet the new Varun Dhawan twins, in the climax of “Judwaa 2.”

Ajay Devgn will make a biopic on Baba Ramdev with filmmaker Abhinav Shukla. It will be in the form of a television series titled “Swami Baba Ramdev: The Untold Story” and will trace his growth from a common man to a business mogul and global icon.

In case anyone is interested, Kangana Ranaut and filmmaker Aanand L. Rai have patched up their differences, which arose after she claimed that he was writing a film for her!

Sanjay Dutt has recommended Aishwarya Rai Bachchan as the lead for his thriller “Malang” directed by Aarambhh Singh and produced by Omung Kumar and Sandeep Singh.

Dilip Kumar’s ancestral home in Peshawar’s Mohalla Khudadad, declared a national heritage in 2014, collapsed due to lack of maintenance. A replica will come up in its place.

To those who do not know it, “Mom” is Sridevi’s 300th film. And an enterprising Chennai-based seller has come up with four sarees as a tribute to the actress – similar to what she wore in “Mr. India,” “Chandni,” “Lamhe” and “English Vinglish.”

Sanjay Leela Bhansali is reportedly upset with Deepika Padukone because her sizzling magazine photo-shoot that made waves and also invited slut-shaming on social media might add to the woes his film “Padmavati” is already facing from fringe outfits.

Sonakshi Sinha will play Suniel Shetty’s daughter and a trapeze artist in Bosco Martis’ emotional drama “Circus.” The film was to earlier star Kangana Ranaut, and Parineeti Chopra’s name was also bandied later.

Nagarjuna has reportedly signed Tabu, with whom he was romantically linked in the ‘90s, to play mother to his son Akhil Akkineni in his next production. The actress is also playing an orphanage matron in “Golmaal Again.”

Anil Kapoor will play the reel father to Harshvardhan Kapoor in the Kannan Iyer biopic on professional shooter Abhinav Bindra, who won Gold in the 10m Air Rifle event at the 2008 Beijing Olympic games.

Raj Babbar and son Aarya Babbar too come together, to play rivals on screen in the Punjabi film “Anakh.”

The new chairman of the Indian Performing Rights Society (IPRS), Javed Akhtar, has joined hands with sleuths from the Enforcement Directorate to set right irregularities. The PPL, a related body, has collected but not distributed Rs. 13 crore as royalties to lyricists, composers as well as music companies.

Suneel Darshan has shot the song “Hanste Hanste” for his new film “Ek Haseena Thi Ek Deewana Tha” at Cranglaze Caverns, the UK where international music concerts have been held.

Neetu (Singh) Kapoor, 58, is coming up with a fitness book.

Priyanka Chopra, the last actor to sit on the fence, and also known for his stylized retorts to trolls, recently refused a film directed by Vikas Bahl because he has been mired in a sexual harassment case recently.

Sooraj Pancholi will star in a Bhushan Kumar and Prashant Gunjalkar co-production directed by Prabhu Dheva, who reportedly has also been chosen to helm “Dabangg 3.”

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