Varun Dhawan and Natasha Dalal tie the knot
It’s been almost two years since the first wave of rumours around Varun Dhawan and Natasha Dalal’s wedding started. Last year, the rumour was that they’d get married in October 2020 but the pandemic played spoilsport. Though the wedding got postponed, speculations didn’t die out as pictures of Natasha celebrating Karwachauth with Varun’s mother surfaced on the internet. Varun Dhawan and Natasha Dalal finally tied the knot on January 24 in a private ceremony at Alibaug. They both look gorgeous together. While Varun wore a Manish Malhotra creation, Natasha was draped in her own label. Right from the decor to the intimate celebrations, it all looked absolutely splendid. There was a no-phone policy at the ceremony. Varun broke the news through his Instagram account by sharing a photo of the ceremony. Its caption read — Life long love just became official — and just like that sent his fans into throes of celebration.
Salman Khan sells Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai for Rs 230 crores
According to a report on an online portal, Salman Khan has sold the satellite, theatrical, digital and music rights of Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai to Zee Studios for Rs 230 crores. A source said, “It’s a reasonable deal that has led to a table profit for Salman. Zee, too, doesn’t have much risk involved given that Salman’s films command a great return value in terms of digital and satellite viewing side by side music streaming on various platforms.” Meanwhile, we hear that Radhe will get a theatrical release after all during Eid. That’s good news for theatre owners who’re looking at a big release to bail them out of dire straits.
Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli welcome a baby girl
Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli are loved by millions worldwide and any news regarding them flares up like wildfire on the internet. The year 2020 had a pall of gloom hanging on it. The news that Virushka were expecting their first child came as a ray of sunshine that lifted our mood a bit. Virat even took paternity leave away from the crucial Australian test series to be with Anushka during the delivery.The couple wanted a bit of privacy when the moment came and requested the press to show restraint. They became proud parents to a baby girl on January 11. An ecstatic Virat broke the news on social media. He wrote, “We are thrilled to share with you that we have been blessed with a baby girl this afternoon. We thank you all for your love, prayers and good wishes. Anushka and the baby are both healthy and we are feeling beyond blessed to start this new chapter of our lives. We hope that you can respect our privacy at this time. Love, Virat.” We congratulate Virat and Anushka for the same.
Shahid Kapoor walks out of Dharma’s Yoddha
Shahid Kapoor had just wrapped up working for Jersey and was all set to start work on his next titled Yoddha, which is helmed by Shashank Khaitan and backed by Karan Johar. However, according to latest reports, he has walked out of the project due to creative differences. Shahid Kapoor reportedly was not happy with the script. According to sources, his inputs and his attitude was taken as arrogant behaviour by the team. “Shahid and the team were having a lot of creative differences over the script. Many feel that Shahid has become extremely brash and arrogant after the success of Kabir Singh. He is currently very picky about what he wants to do. Plus, he had not signed on the dotted line, which is also why KJo could not make the official announcement about the same. It’s almost certain that he’s no longer doing the film. Now it needs to be seen if Karan and Shashank get back to convincing him and adhere to his demands,” said a source to an online portal. Yoddha was going to see Disha Patani opposite Shahid Kapoor. We hear that Shahid will now focus on his web series directed by Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK. The series will be a trilogy and will also star Vijay Sethupathi. It will be shot in Mumbai and Goa.
Deepika Padukone all set to play villain in Dhoom 4?
YRF plans to launch some of their biggest films in the coming years, But if there is one film that has always been the talk of the town, it’s the Dhoom franchise. The film which is known for its stylish chase sequences and exotic locations has always surprised us, when it comes to casting the antagonist. It started off with John Abraham in the first instalment, Hrithik Roshan in the second and Aamir Khan in the third. Now, we hear that YRF has decided to up the ante by introducing a female villain. Yes, you heard that right. We hear that Deepika Padukone is in talks to star in Dhoom 4. She will play the antagonist this time. Deepika Padukone is keen for this one but has to get her dates sorted before she signs on the dotted line. Meanwhile, Deepika has teamed up with YRF for Pathan which reunites her with Shah Rukh Khan. She also has Shakun Batra’s next co-starring Siddhant Chaturvedi and Ananya Panday.
Hrithik Roshan and Deepika Padukone to star together in Fighter
Director Siddharth Anand made everyone’s wish come true (even Deepika Padukone’s) when he cast two of the most talented and the hottest looking stars — Hrithik Roshan and Deepika Padukone, together for his upcoming film Fighter. Ever since the announcement was made on January 10, there’s been a buzz in the industry. According to the reports, the makers are planning to make this film with a Rs 250 crores budget. Now that makes it one of the costliest films in Hindi cinema. After the success of War, people certainly have high expectations from Anand. And looks like he won’t disappoint. Hrithik and Siddharth have worked together in Bang Bang and War, this is their third film together. If sources are to be believed, Hrithik will even have a cameo in Siddharth Anand’s Pathan which stars Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone.
Katrina Kaif and Vijay Sethupathi to shoot for Sriram Raghavan’s next in April
We were the first to reveal that Katrina Kaif has been signed on as the heroine for Sriram Raghavan’s next which stars Vijay Sethupathi. The film will mark the Hindi debut of the South superstar. Katrina Kaif and Vijay Sethupathi will start shooting for the film in April. Katrina wanted to explore a new character and hence she gave her instant nod to the film. The director has put his Arun Khetrapal biopic titled Ekkis on hold as of now and will concentrate on this first.
Are Vijay Sethupathi and Aamir Khan having an ego tussle?
According to sources, Tamil superstar Vijay Sethupathi was all set to make his debut in Aamir Khan’s Laal Singh Chaddha. But looks like things have gone sour between him and Aamir. It’s rumoured that Aamir Khan was disappointed when he learnt that Vijay had put on some extra kilos. He needed a certain body type for the role in Laal Singh Chaddha but the South superstar didn’t keep his physique in check and that irked Aamir Khan. Soon there were reports that Aamir Khan had walked out of the Hindi remake of Vikram Vedha. The reason reportedly was that he didn’t want to reprise a role played by Sethupathi in the original. Well, we hope things work out between the two supremely talented actors. And we get to see them together onscreen soon.
Ajay Devgn and Sidharth Malhotra cast together in Thank God
Ajay Devgn, Sidharth Malhotra and Rakul Preet have been cast in Thank God by director Indra Kumar. The three actors took to their Twitter accounts and shared the excitement to announce their new film. Ajay Devgn tweeted saying, “Happy to announce my next film, #ThankGod – a slice of life comedy starring @SidMalhotra, @Rakulpreet & me. Directed by @Indra_kumar_9, the film is set to go on floors from 21st January 2021. Stay tuned!’ Rakul too shared a similar tweet and Sidharth Malhotra began his tweet expressing his feeling by saying that he was ‘stoked’ to share screen space for the first time with Ajay Devgn. Let’s see how the Indra Kumar brand of comedy works for the trio.
Sandeep Reddy Vanga announces Animal with Ranbir Kapoor
On New Year, Sandeep Reddy Vanga announced his next big film titled Animal. The Kabir Singh director teams up with Ranbir Kapoor, Parineeti Chopra and Anil Kapoor this time for a new intense drama. The first look and the audio of Ranbir Kapoor got everyone excited. Now we hear that the project needs two leading heroines and while Parineeti’s name has already been announced, the second heroine is said to be Bulbbul fame Tripti Dimri. Our sources reveal that Tripti Dimri has auditioned for the role and the makers are impressed with her and have decided to sign her on. “Some big and popular names had auditioned for this role. Sara Ali Khan had also auditioned for the movie but the makers were quite impressed with Tripti’s work and audition tape. They thought she would bring a freshness to the character and a young
appeal,” says our source. It’ll be fun to watch these actors work together for the first time.
Shahid Kapoor starrer Jersey to have a theatrical release this Diwali
Traditonally, the best of the banners have always competed to get their films released during Diwali as the period is said to be most auspicious. But the ongoing pandemic has sent all release plans haywire. The vaccination drive is currently on but that offers no guarantee that the audience will return to the theatres any time soon. Producers are loathe to taking risks. But looks like the makers of Jersey like playing on the front foot and have planned a Diwali release for their film. The film’s star, Shahid Kapoor, announced the good news on social media. He tweeted saying, ‘JERSEY releasing in theatres this DIWALI 5th November 2021. The triumph of the human spirit. A journey I am so very proud of. This ones for the TEAM ….’ Now that’s surely an exciting piece of news for viewers. Shahid Kapoor’s last release was Kabir Singh and since then his fans have been waiting for his next. Let’s hope the film sets new records at the box office, just like Kabir Singh.
Sara Ali Khan opposite Vicky Kaushal in The Immortal Ashwatthama
The Immortal Ashwatthama is said to be a sci-fi superhero flick, infused with Hindu mythology about Ashwatthama. While Vicky Kaushal plays the lead, we hear from our sources that the makers have finally zeroed in on their leading heroine. Reportedly, Sara Ali Khan has bagged the prestigious role. The actress will be seen opposite the actor for the first time and this will also be her first sci-fi film. Sara Ali Khan who’s four films old has proved to be the perfect commercial heroine, who has talent and the required masala needed for films. The film is directed by Uri fame Aditya Dhar and produced by Ronnie Screwvala. Vicky Kaushal has been preparing hard for the role and has even bulked-up for the film.
Boney Kapoor to play Ranbir Kapoor’s father in Luv Ranjan’s next
While his younger brother Anil Kapoor has rocked at the movies for long, looks like producer Boney Kapoor is now all set to make his acting debut too. When Luv Ranjan and his team was writing the character of Ranbir Kapoor’s father for their next film, they had Boney Kapoor in mind as reference. Soon Luv Ranjan decided that Boney Kapoor would be the perfect for the role and offered it to him. The producer was in two minds and decided to ask his son Arjun Kapoor for advice. Arjun persuaded his dad and said he should surely go ahead. The producer then gave his nod and will begin shooting for the same in Delhi. The romcom stars Ranbir Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor. The film will be shot in Paris too once the team gets the required permissions.
Kartik Aaryan paid Rs 20 crores for 10 days work
Kartik Aaryan will be next seen in Ram Madhvani’s Dhamaka in a never-seen-before avatar. Kartik completed the shoot for this film in 10 days, which is a record of sorts. But what’s more, he was paid a whopping Rs 20 crore for his role in the film. Now that’s an unheard of amount for a film which was wrapped up in less than two weeks. The film also stars Mrunal Thakur.