MUMBAI—If present CBFC chief Prasoon Joshi has been irked by the producers showing “Padmavati” to private journalists, former CBFC chief Pehlaj Nihalani has pointed out that showing films overseas without certification in India is against the rules (as the London opening is due on Dec.1).
Ranveer Singh opted out of appearing on Remo D’Souza’s reality dance show after the makers of his film “Padmavati” deferred the film’s release.
Salman Khan’s and Sajid Nadiadwala’s friendship was on display yet again as the later happily gave away “Bharat” as a title for Khan’s next film, the adaptation of a Korean film named “Ode to My Father.”
Amitabh Bachchan, who presented the Personality of the Year award to Rajinikanth two years ago at the International Film Festival of India (IFFI), will receive it himself this year.
Sunny Leone put up an Instagram post in which she tries to maneuver a gun in the best tradition as Rajinikanth’s smooth moves.
Manoj Bajpayee will play the role of a dacoit in Abhishek Chaubey’s next film starring Sushant Singh Rajput and Bhumi Pednekar.
Film actor Sheeba Akashdeep plays Sarika Raichand, a very powerful personality who runs a business empire, in the mega-serial “Haasil” and has modeled her role on educationist, entrepreneur and philanthropist, Nita Ambani.
As a musician, Karan Singh Grover will be known as “Vaanar” (monkey) and his band “Vaanar Yug” as per his wife, Bipasha Basu calling him “monkey” and the fact that its normal translation to Hindi, “bandar,” would look stupid.
After she injured her toe during practice, Shraddha Kapoor is taking a month’s off from Amole Gupte’s biopic on badminton player Saina Nehwal.
“Secret Superstar” is all set to release in Russia and Taiwan on Dec. 3 after winning plaudits from all in India and raking in 100 crore worldwide.
Another biopic will be on Padma Shri and Khel Ratna awardee, long jump champion Anju Bobby George, who says, “I heard that they wanted to cast Anushka Sharma to play my character, and I agree as she will fit the bill perfectly.”
Sushmita Sen recently celebrated her 42nd birthday and the actress, rumored to be dating restaurateur boyfriend Ritik Bhasin, has apparently parted ways with him and according to her cryptic tweets, found new love.
Phantom Film will bring the legend of Ashwathama on screen by filming the Krishna Udayasankar book “Immortal,” and they plan to make a trilogy of this story that spans 4000 years.
One of the cute stories in Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s now-banned biography is of his two-year-old daughter Shora hating Salman Khan’s face and slapping every photograph she saw of him because a hoarding of “Ek Tha Tiger” replaced one of “Gangs Of Wasseypur” in 2012. This ended only when Khan met and hugged her on the sets of “Bajrangi Bhaijaan.”
Madhuri Dixit-Nene is learning to drive a cycle for her debut role in the Marathi film she has green-lit.
Tamil stalwart Rajinikanth and Malayalam superstar Mammootty will come together in the Marathi film “Pasayadan” directed by Deepak Bhave, which means two firsts: one, they're coming together again after the 1994 “Thalapathy” and two, Rajinikanth’s debut in his actual mother-tongue, if we go by his roots!
Riding high on the success of three 100 crore-plus grossing films (“Jolly LLB 2,” “Badrinath Ki Dulhania” and “Judwaa2”) in 2017, Fox Star Studios has signed on Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari, who directed “Bareilly Ki Barfi,” to direct a movie based on Kabaddi.