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Akhil Kapur sets himself on the lines of Sanjay Dutt? : Trade News

One may expect that Akhil Kapur, the youngster who makes his debut as a male lead with grey shades in DESI KATTEY, would model himself on Vinod Khanna, considering the fact that he is nephew of the veteran actor. However, his act in Anand Kumar directed film is said to be on the lines of Sanjay Dutt, who has forever been known for his style and personality. Read More...

Prabhu Dheva: Expect a good combination of action & dance in ACTION JACKSON : Trade News

Promos of SINGHAM RETURNS are on and it is apparent that Ajay Devgn would be seen yet again in a no-nonsense cop avtar who attacks from the front and doesn't take things lying down. Moreover, he is also in a relatively seriously avtar, courtesy the demand of his role, which requires him to cleanse the system. Read More...

Remo D'souza: Shraddha Kapoor's injury won't affect ABCD 2 shoot : Trade News

Bubbly Bollywood actress Shraddha Kapoor who is is preparing for her next ABCD 2 injured herself while learning an extremely difficult move. She has been working towards the split for a couple of days. She had even done warm up before doing the strenuous move but she landed up injuring herself. Shraddha got a muscle pull and was in a lot of pain. Read More...

Vikram Bhatt wanted to name CREATURE 3D as ANIMAL : Trade News

Director Vikram Bhatt wanted his upcoming film to be titled as ANIMAL, but as the title is registered with Shirish Kunder, director of Akshay Kumar starrer JOKER, he refused to give his title to Vikram Bhatt. Read More...

UTV announces new-age love story KATTI BATTI with Nikhil Advani : Trade News

After films like DEV D, A WEDNESDAY, BARFI!, KAI PO CHE and numerous others, UTV Motion Pictures now brings you a love story about new age relationships and breaking up and making up in the world of today - KATTI BATTI! The film will be directed by Nikhil Advani and will bring together Imran Khan and Kangana Ranaut. Read More...

Dhanush to endorse OLX

Even though Dhanush doesn't fall into your quintessential bracket of tall, dark and handsome heroes of Bollywood, his boy-next-door charm is enough for everyone to fall for his simplicity, which he exudes in all his performances. It is possibly that his simplicity has made him the darling of the masses, classes, filmmakers as well as brand managers alike.

According to Bollywood Hungama's reliable sources, Dhanush is now all set to be the brand ambassador of the online major OLX.

The official announcement of the same is awaited.

Tiger Shroff awarded with 5th degree black belt

Having made an action packed debut in Bollywood with Heropanti, Tiger Shroff is currently busy with his next projects in the pipeline. However, the actor will be bestowed with an honour for his debut film.

Tiger Shroff will be receiving the honorary 5th degree black belt at Mumbai on July 30. Kukkiwon -World Taekwondo Headquarters (part of the South Korean Government) decided to present Tiger with this honour after the officials saw him doing some stunning action sequences and martial arts in his Bollywood debut film Heropanti.

Prior to this, in an interview with Bollywood Hungama, Tiger Shroff stated that he has been into martial arts since childhood and acting is just the consequence of it. "Since childhood, I used to be into martial arts, gymnastics and I still love dancing. I had a lot of film offers since young age, so I thought, why not transfer my skills into this industry and do a role that helps me utilize all of my strengths," Tiger Shroff had said.

We also hear that the reason behind acknowledging his action skills is that Kukkiwon believes Tiger Shroff is the ideal youth icon as he will inspire children and women to take up martial arts and self defense training in order to protect themselves.

An excited Tiger Shroff has humbly accepted this privilege and stated that he was invited by this committee mainly because martial arts is a way of life for him and his true passion. However, Tiger feels that he doesn't deserve it since he is too young and has a lot to learn.

Tiger Shroff who was last in Sabbir Khan's Heropanti and will be doing his next with the director again. The film will again be produced by Sajid Nadiadwala since he has signed a two film deal with him. However, post that, Tiger will be seen in a dance thriller which will be directed by choreographer turned filmmaker Remo D'Souza and produced by Ekta Kapoor.

Ranveer Singh did Finding Fanny cameo for free

Speculations are on a rise stating that Ranveer Singh, who is a good friend of Deepika Padukone, decided to do a cameo in the English language film Finding Fanny because Deepika is playing the female lead in comic caper. However, denying all these rumours, Homi Adajania has a different story to tell.

Ranveer Singh will be playing the role of Deepika Padukone's dead husband. Since the role is minuscule, Ranveer Singh decided to do this special appearance without charging any money for it. Homi Adajania reveals the story behind him playing the role of Gabo in Finding Fanny saying, "Ya! Ranveer is a friend man, so he did it for a laugh! We were sitting around and I was telling him the story of Finding Fanny and he said I'll play Gabo (the character) - he was laughing but was dead serious."

He further added, "I told him that I'd need him in Goa for half a day of shoot but we all had so much fun that he ended up staying for over a week after he was done." Talking about Ranveer Singh's enthusiastic nature, Homi says, "Ranveer's energy is infectious and when the material is right, I know we'll be able to create some magic in a film someday."

Homi will be crediting Ranveer's cameo as a short-lived appearance in Finding Fanny. The film is a comical story about five people who venture out to find Stefanie Fernandes (Fanny). In the process, they discover a strange sense of solace and love among each other, and end up seeing a point to their previously pointless lives.

Produced by Fox Star Studios and Maddock Films, Homi's Finding Fanny also stars Arjun Kapoor, Dimple Kapadia, Pankaj Kapoor, Naseeruddin Shah and is slated to release on September 12 in English and Hindi.

Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra signs three film deal with Cinestaan

Cinestaan's first subsidiary, the Cinestaan Film Company, will foray into film production in association with Anand Mahindra, with a three film agreement with Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's production company ROMP.

Speaking about this new venture Rohit Khattar, Founder and Chairman of Cinestaan said, "I am delighted to announce the launch of Cinestaan Entertainment in partnership with Anand Mahindra. We share a common vision and similar tastes in story-telling which shall, we hope, manifest in some good films. Cinestaan is committed to preserving the rich legacy of our cinema heritage for which we are working on several initiatives including an oral histories television project that shall celebrate the memories and contributions of our screen legends."

About Cinestaan's association with popular filmmaker Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, Rohit added, "To begin our film slate with a prodigal talent like Rakeysh Mehra is an incredible high and we are excited about developing these films with him. Cinestaan shall announce some more projects soon."

Cinestaan Film Company's first film as a co-production with ROMP Pictures will be the Rakeysh Mehra directorial Mirziya. The second film will be Fanney Khan, which is an official remake of an Oscar Nominated film to be directed by Nitin Kakkar (of Filmistaan fame). The third film (yet untitled) shall again be directed by Rakeysh Mehra.

Cinestaan Entertainment Private Limited will also foray into television and internet services.

Theres a lack of unity in Bollywood - Ajay Devgn

It has become a trend of sorts that just few days before a film's release, get caught up in controversies and legal tangles owing to certain groups or organizations, who claim the content in the film to be offensive. While recently Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Ram Leela had to undergo a title change considering some Gujarati communities and Hindu organizations raised objection over it, the next film on the radar is Singham Returns.

Singham Returns has recently been accused of portraying Hindus in a bad light by the Hindu organization, Jan Jagruti Samiti and thereby, the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has been asked to delete certain shots from the film.

However, Ajay Devgn who plays Bajirao Singham in the film has reacted to this sudden outburst. "This happens in our country. You can't do anything about it. Unless they have not seen the film, how can they decide over anything," said Ajay Devgn in a Bollywood Hungama exclusive video interview on the demand for ban on Singham Returns by the Right-Wing group Hindu Janajagruti Samiti alleging that the promo of the film depicts Hindu saints in a wrong light. "We are not implying that every Guru is corrupt. Why don't they understand that Bajirao Singham himself is a Hindu and there is a shot of him praying in the promo as well? Nobody has any right to judge anything till they see the film."

There have been several incidents in the past when any random group has threatened a ban on a film and sometimes caused serious harm to the business of the film. The film industry fails to take a strong stand against such hooligans. "I think there's a lack of unity (in the film industry) and that goes for the whole country as well. Something similar happened with me for Son Of Sardaar also. When they saw the film, they found nothing wrong. We work hard day and night and are putting money and effort in a film. Nobody can just stand up and decide that they can create problems for a film," Ajay said defiantly.

Preity publicly cursed Ness: Latest Witness in Preity Ness Case

Savan Daru the co-owner of Pune Pistons a badminton franchise, in the Indian Badminton League owned with Mohit Burman and is Vice President-Businessav Development, Ant Farm Business Incubators Pvt. Ltd. has emerged as one of the witnesses in the Preity Ness

Tiger Shroff planning special for his Tigress!

It was out in news that Heropanti sensation Tiger Shroff had adopted a four-year-old tigress called Lee at the Maharajbagh zoo in Nagpur recently. The actor visited the city during the adoption for the legal formalities and also to see the tigress personally. So for this International Tiger Day, it is said that Tiger wants to be special for his cub, Lee. Be it getting fresh meat for her or

Sanjay Dutts Untold Tale How Mahesh Bhatt Made Him A Star!

The dynamic Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt will be celebrating his 55 birthday at Yerawada prison in Pune. While the film industry is desperately yearning Sanju Babas (Sanjay Dutt fondly called) early release from the jail, Raaga.Com wishes the actor birthday greeting and hope he soon begins shooting and bounces back on silver

Salman Khan Shall Never Marry; Dedicates Himself To Social Cause!

Ladies hold your breath because the most handsome hunk of Bollywood and the most eligible bachelor superstar Salman Khan has declared that he might never marry ever in his life and has dedicated his life for social

Salman Khans Eid celebration gets Kick effect

Its known fact that our Dabangg superstar Salman Khan celebrates all festivals including Ganpati, Diwali with his family in a grand way. Salman celebrates these festivals with the same enthusiasm as Eid. This year, his Eid celebration has got an extra

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100, 200 and 500: Chhattisgarh's Welfare Beneficiaries Are World's Oldest - NDTV


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Govt mulls change in Factories Act to allow women in night shift - Economic Times


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Govt mulls change in Factories Act to allow women in night shift
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Naroda Patia massacre: Maya Kodnani granted bail by Gujarat high court - Times of India


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School head gets life term in Kumbakonam tragedy, 10 convicted - The Hindu


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HSGMC firm on removing Punjabi employees from Haryana gurdwaras - Hindustan Times


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Will the Nitish-Lalu alliance get the caste arithmetic right in Bihar? - Firstpost


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