Laal Kaptaan’s journey to reach audience soon

Actor Saif Ali Khan’s much anticipated film Laal Kaptaan has already got fans buzzing with excitement.
The prolific actor in a never seen before look, has captivated the audience and made them curious. The revenge thriller will see Saif plays the character of a Naga Sadhu, a first for him.
The actor had dived deep into the preparation of the film and getting the look right. From not shaving for days to understanding the life of Naga Sadhus, he has aced the character. Perhaps, that is why his look and teaser of the film got everyone to sit up straight and pay attention to him.
The new poster of Laal Kaptaan is grittier and more intense than the previous reveals from the film.
The poster has announced it’s new release date and will bring the film to the audience on October 18.
Directed by Navdeep Singh, Laal Kaptaan is co-produced by Eros International and Aanand L Rai’s banner Colour Yellow Productions.

Hina On A Series Of Debuts, To Make Her Webseries Debut With Damaged 2

Actress Hina Khan is on a series of debuts carving a path which has never been done or seen before! After having made her debut at the Cannes International Festival earlier this year, she then has gone on to make her Indo-Hollywood debut in Country of Blind and now the latest is that Hina is all set to make her web series debut with Damaged 2. The series, a psychological crime drama with supernatural elements, will see Hina playing the lead protagonist. Hina shares, “It’s nice to be able to do quality work n be satisfied as an actor. After working in mainstream conventional TV for years I dreamt of doing challenging work and pick projects that will always keep the actor in me happy. God has been kind so far and I am looking forward to an upward graph similarly in the future. This web series also excites the hell out of me and I really hope that the audiences will be as excited and thrilled when they watch it on Hungama , season 2 of Damaged will definitely be a great addition to the success of season 1 and along with the super talented team we hope to fulfill the expectations and by god’s grace surpass it.“ Hina of course known to break stereotypes will be seen in a never before seen avatar exploring shades she hasn’t before. Damaged 2 will be airing on Hungama and the shoot for the web series has already started earlier this week.

Sanya Malhotra joins the stellar cast of ‘Shakuntala Devi – Human Computer’!

Known for taking the road less travelled, Sanya Malhotra has always opted for challenging subjects and interesting characters, be it her blockbuster debut film Dangal, Pataakha or Badhaai Ho.
The young talented actor has now been signed for yet another fascinating subject, Shakuntala Devi – Human Computer featuring the powerhouse talent Vidya Balan in the title role.
Interestingly, the makers of the biopic have consciously chosen a special day – Daughter’s Day (22nd September) to announce Sanya’s name for the film.
Sanya will be essaying the pivotal role of Anupama Banerji, daughter of Shakuntala Devi and she is very excited to be sharing the screen space opposite Vidya Balan for the first time. Anupama recently gave the mahurat clap for the movie that went on floors in London recently. She was also thrilled to see Vidya in her late mother Shakuntala Devi’s look and got quite emotional.
Sanya Malhotra confirms, “I am very excited to play the iconic Shakuntala Devi’s daughter – Anupama Banerji. Everyone knows the achievements of the math genius Shakuntala Devi. I’m thrilled to bring onscreen this dynamic mother – daughter relationship and equally thrilled to work with Vidya Balan. Also looking forward to my first association with Sony Pictures Networks Prodctions and Vikram Malhotra.”
Director Anu Menon says, “When I met my namesake Anupama Banerji, Shakuntala’s daughter, I went to find the story of a maths whiz – but through spending time with Anupama, I found the story of a woman who was not just a computer but human too! And I can’t think of a better person than Sanya who can capture the love of daughter for her indefinable mother! Sanya instinctively understood the character and her journey – and I can’t wait to start shooting with her. I think the audience will fall in love with both Sanya’s and Vidya’s characters.”
While Sanya is currently prepping up for her role, she is expected to join the cast during the London schedule by the end of this month.
Shakuntala Devi is produced by Sony Pictures Networks Productions and Vikram Malhotra.

Varun Dhawan launches ‘Streets To Street Dancer’ : A Campaign dedicated to all the dancers!

It’s the first of any marketing campaigns that has dedicated to their core people i.e. the crew of the film even before launching the main film campaign.
Varun Dhawan started off his dance journey by launching a campaign dedicated to all the dancers and artists who are the backbone in making this film possible.
Present at the event were also the dance crew of the biggest dance film ‘Street Dancer 3D’.
‘Street Dancer 3D’ produced by Bhushan Kumar, Divya Khosla Kumar, Krishan Kumar and Lizelle D’Souza, directed by Remo D’Souza, starring Varun Dhawan, Shraddha Kapoor, Prabhudeva & Nora Fatehi releases on 24th January, 2020.

Urvashi Rautela brought life to the IIFA 2019 Green Carpet last night

The 20th anniversary of International Indian Film Academy Awards saw a homecoming with the event being held in Mumbai for the first time.
The biggest stars of Indian cinema gathered for the occasion and put their best fashion foot forward for the gala. Every celebrity brought out a piece of their personality to the green carpet but Urvashi Rautela brought a different vibe with a twist to the IIFA awards.
Actor Urvashi Rautela looked ethereal last night which brought life to the new carpet. She was there as a Grand Finale Showstopper. She wore a couture by Dar Sara. It was a fully embroided nude white rose dress with feathers to highlight her heavily embellished gown. A flowing train with cascading embroidery adds drama to Rautela’s avant garde creation.
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Kangana Ranaut takes off with team to United States for look test of Thalaivi*

Kangana Ranaut is one of the busiest actors these days. After two releases in 2019, and Panga hitting the theatres on Republic Day 2020, the actor has now immersed herself in preparation for her upcoming films, Thalaivi and Dhaakad.
Ms Ranaut returned from Thailand last evening after attending an event, and has now taken off to Los Angeles, US with the Thalaivi team, where she will be undergoing various look tests with Hollywood expert Jason Collins, who has worked on some important Hollywood films like Captain Marvel, Blade Runner2049 and more . Kangana will be playing super star and politician Jayalalithaa in the film.
A multi- lingual, Thalaivi is one of the most eagerly anticipated Indian films. Scheduled to go on floors post Diwali, shooting of the film will start near Mysore. The film was earlier titled Thalaivi in Tamil and Telugu and Jaya in Hindi, but Kangana insisted that due respect must be given to an ancient Indian language like Tamil, and the title Thalaivi should be retained across all three versions. The film is being directed by AL Vijay, and produced by Vishnu Vardhan Induri and Shaailesh R Singh.

Kiara Advani to play the leading lady opposite Kartik Aaryan in Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2!

Kiara Advani roped in for Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2!
Riding high on the mega success of Kabir Singh, all eyes are on Kiara Advani. With the movie being declared as one of the biggest hits of this year, the talented actress has catapulted to the big league by smoothly making the transition from being a powerhouse performer to a successful commercial star.
Be it M. S Dhoni: The Untold Story or the popular web series, Lust Stories, Kiara has consistently delivered one great performance after another showcasing her versatility and range as an actor.
Taking her successful association with the producers Bhushan Kumar and Murad Khetani to the next level post Kabir Singh, the gorgeous actress has now signed their next, Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 as the leading lady opposite Bollywood heartthrob, Kartik Aaryan to be helmed by director Anees Bazmee.
The new-age, fresh jodi of Kiara and Kartik will be sharing the screen space together for the first time in the horror comedy that has created huge curiosity among their fans asking for more!
Kiara says, ”Bhool Bhulaiyaa was the first ever horror film that I watched. Being a huge fan of the first one, It’s super exciting to get the opportunity to be a part of the franchise. Its my first time being directed by Anees sir and I’m looking forward to the experience. It’s being produced by the makers of my most special film so it feels like home working with Cine1 and T-Series again. Kartik and I are working together for the first time, can’t wait to begin this journey so we can bring the film to you soon!”
Director Anees Bazmee says, “I always look forward to working with Gen-Z actors, this is my first collaboration with Kartik and Kiara. I am sure they will bring new energy to the table, hoping to have a blast.”
The highly-anticipated horror comedy is scheduled to go on floors in October this year and will hit the screens on 31st July, 2020.

Sony Pictures Networks Productions together with Abundantia Entertainment, announce their next – the Vidya Balan-starrer ‘Shakuntala Devi – Human Computer’

The film directed by Anu Menon will have a summer 2020 release
Sony Pictures Networks Productions (SPN Productions), the film division of Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN) along with Abundantia Entertainment has announced its upcoming film based on the life of ‘Shakuntala Devi’. The film brings to life the legendary and inspiring story of Shakuntala Devi popularly known as ‘The Human Computer’.
Shakuntala Devi took the world by storm with her talent of making incredibly swift calculations from a very young age. Despite no formal education, Shakuntala Devi made a name for herself globally as a ‘math genius’. Her great mathematical skills even find a mention in the Guinness Book of World Records.
Powerhouse talent, Vidya Balan, will be essaying the title role of Shakuntala Devi. The film is produced by Sony Pictures Networks Productions and Vikram Malhotra.
Anu Menon and Nayanika Mahtani have written the screenplay and Ishita Moitra is the dialogue writer of the film.
Principal photography of the film has commenced today and this unique tale of the human mind and human relationships will see a worldwide release in the summer of 2020.
Sneha Rajani, Studio Head, Sony Pictures Networks Productions: “On very few occasions, you get an opportunity to tell a story of an individual who has had a journey that has inspired the entire world. The achievements of Shakuntala Devi are unparalleled globally. She was exceptionally gifted and everyone was in awe of her including myself. I have had the honour of meeting her thrice. Vikram and his team are great to work with and Vidya is someone I wanted to work with forever! I am looking forward to beginning this new association and bring this phenomenal story to our audience.”
Anu Menon, Director: “I have always been fascinated by Shakuntala Devi and truly felt that hers is an incredible story that had to be told. She was an extraordinary woman, who lived ahead of her times and on her own terms, unapologetically. From Vidya Balan to the rest of the cast and crew, and my producers – Vikram and Sony Pictures Networks Productions, I am so glad that all the elements have come together for us to put our best foot forward. I’m delighted that everyone will finally get to witness it on the big screen.”
Vikram Malhotra, Producer, Abundantia Entertainment Pvt Ltd: “Abundantia has always been at the forefront of supporting progressive and insightful stories. I am delighted that we are extending our content philosophy further with this exciting story on the life and times of Shakuntala Devi. Shakuntala Devi is, even now, one-of-a-kind and I’m certain that this unique story, especially with the amazing Vidya Balan in the lead, will connect with audiences across generations. I also eagerly look forward to a new partnership with Sony Pictures Networks Productions so that together we can take storytelling to a new level.”

Elli AvrRam Scoops The ‘Breakthrough Bollywood Artist of 2019’ Award At IIEA

The talented and beautiful Elli AvrRam is totally slaying this year with her impeccable skills and effervescent charm. The lovely lass first made an impact with her flawless dance moves in the song Chamma Chamma, following which she gobsmacked the audience with the glimpses of her portrayal of – Mrs Sylvia Nanavati in the trailer of her upcoming web-series The Verdict – State Vs Nanavati.
Elli once again captured the audience’s heart with her ethereal beauty and incredible moves in the peppy dance number ‘Zilla Hilela’ from the film Jabariya Jodi and her performance in the Netflix series – Typewriter. She even made her presence felt in the teaser of the Tamil movie – Paris Paris and the Kannada film – Butterfly.
And now the versatile actress has been honoured with the ‘Breakthrough Bollywood Artist of 2019’ award by the prestigious India International Excellence Awards (IIEA), in Dubai. The award function was held on September 14, 2019 at Armani Hotel Ballroom, Burj Khalifa, Dubai.
Commenting on bagging the award, an excited Elli said, “So far, 2019 has been a great year for me professionally and now winning this award has been like an icing on the cake. I am delighted to have won this award. It feels amazing when your hard work is appreciated and I am grateful to IIEA for honouring me with the ‘Breakthrough Bollywood Artist of 2019’ award. I am on cloud nine. Thank you IIEA.”
On the work front, Elli is now gearing up for the release of her hotly-anticipated web series – The Verdict – State Vs Nanavati, which is scheduled to release on 30th September 2019.