Bollywood Update

Kriti Sanon was in Spain for an ad film assignment; Rajkummar Rao has bagged a small role in Anil Kapoor and Aishwarya Rai starrer “Fanney Khan.” (photo provided)

MUMBAI— Now it can be told: Salman Khan will appear in a double-role along with Varun Dhawan in “Judwaa 2” and the four characters will dance together in one sequence!

Kriti Sanon, who was in Spain for an ad film assignment, extended her vacation as a celebration of the success of her “Bareilly Ki Barfi.”

Sanjay Dutt has found reel parents in Nafisa Ali Sodhi and Kabir Bedi in Tigmanshu Dhulia’s “Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster 3.” Bedi had co-starred with him in “Yalgaar” and “Kshatriya.”

Saif Ali Khan will be one of the earliest star guests on Akshay Kumar’s show “The Great Indian Laughter Challenge.” This marks their professional reunion after “Tashan” in 2008, which was preceded by “Yeh Dillagi,” “Main Khiladi Tu Anari,” “Aarzoo” and “Keemat” in the ‘90s.

“Hello,” starring Raima Sen, Priyanka Sarkar and Joy Sengupta in the lead roles, is a Bengali thriller web series that will be directed by Anirban Mallick.

After marrying beau Shivam Tewari in Pune, Raima’s sister Riya Sen is now requesting the makers of her web series “Ragini MMS 2.2” to tone down the sexual overtones.

Shaad Ali will direct Taapsee Pannu and Diljit Dosanjh in Chitrangda Singh and Sneha Rajani’s co-production, inspired by parts of the life of India’s ex-hockey captain Sandeep Singh, who won the Arjuna award.

Pratiek Babbar has now found love in writer-director-editor Sanya Sagar, who has worked as an assistant on films like “The Last Photograph” and “11th Hour” overseas. He is also the villain in “Baaghi 2” and stars in “Mulk” with Rishi Kapoor and Taapsee Pannu.

Revathi will now direct the remake of Mahesh Bhatt’s “Arth” (1983). She had played the heroine in the Tamil remake of the film in 1993 by Balu Mahendra, a filmmaker best known for introducing Sridevi to the Hindi screen with “Solva Sawan” (1978).

Simple Kapadia’s son Karan Kapadia will make her debut in Tony D’Souza’s next after Emraan Hashmi’s home production “Captain Nawab.”

Remo D’Souza, who is directing “Race 3,” has termed Abbas-Mustan, the directors of the earlier films in the franchise, as the “baaps” (fathers) of all directors.”

Kangana Ranaut, who has turned screenwriter with “Simran” and is turning producer with “Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi,” is also set for her directorial debut with “Teju,” in which she will be playing the role of an 80-year-old woman.

R. Madhavan lost a chance to romance Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in reel life when he demanded Rs. 1.5 crore for 15 days’ work on Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s “Fanney Khan” starring Anil Kapoor. The role is now being done by Rajkummar Rao.

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