Monthly Archives: May 2021

Parineeti Chopra thanks fans for loving Saina, Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar, shares happy pic

Parineeti Chopra shared a note of gratitude on Instagram. The actress thanked the critics as well as the audience for loving her performances in the three films – Saina, Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar and The Girl On The Train.

Parineeti Chopra took to Instagram to share a happy picture. She dedicated the post to the audience, fans and the critics who appreciated her performances in the last three films – Saina, Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar and The Girl On The Train. All these movies are now available on different OTT platforms.

Parineeti Chopra shared a picture on Instagram in which she can be seen lying on a bed of grass with beautiful little flowers on one side. She is in a very happy mood and you can tell that by taking a look at the picture. In her note of gratitude, Parineeti wrote that the old days are back again. “Thankful. Happy. Blessed. The industry and fans have given me unconditional love and appreciation for #SandeepAurPinkyFaraar #TheGirlOnTheTrain #Saina. Old days are back again. Thankyou reviewers, thankyou audiences (sic),” she captioned the photo.


Parineeti Chopra had three back-to-back releases this year. The Girl On The Train released in February 2021. Parineeti played the role of an alcoholic divorcee in the film. The Girl On The Train is the Hindi adaptation of Paula Hawkins’ 2015 novel of the same name. The film is available on Netflix.

Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar, also starring Arjun Kapoor, released in March 2021. Directed by Dibakar Banerjee, the film initially released in the theaters. Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar is now streaming on Amazon Prime Video.

Saina is based on the life of ace badminton player Saina Nehwal. Parineeti Chopra was lauded for her performance in the film. Though the film released in the theatres initially, it failed to perform well at the box office due to the restrictions imposed in some states owing to the rise in the number of Covid cases. Saina is now available on Amazon Prime Video.

In Tiger 3, it’s RAW agent Salman Khan vs ISI agent Emraan Hashmi

Emraan Hashmi will play the role of an ISI agent in Tiger 3. The film stars Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif in lead roles.

Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif started shooting for Tiger 3 in March. The stars were often spotted outside the Yash Raj Studios in Mumbai. Later, Emraan Hashmi also joined the gang and it was said that he will be seen in a negative role in the film. Now, it is revealed that Emraan will play the role of an ISI agent in Tiger 3.

A source close to the film confirmed that Emraan will play an ISI agent in Tiger 3. He will be pitted against Salman Khan, who essays the role of RAW agent Avinash Singh Rathod. Interestingly, Katrina Kaif’s character in the film, Zoya, is also an ISI agent. It is likely that Tiger 3 is going to be a cat and mouse chase between Indian and Pakistani intelligence agencies.

Industry sources had earlier revealed that Tiger 3 is being made on a humongous budget of Rs 350 crore. Band Baaja Baaraat director Maneesh Sharma is directing the film. Kabir Khan and Ali Abbas Zafar had directed the first two films of the franchise, respectively.

Recently, the producers received a bitter shock when Cyclone Tauktae destroyed the sets of Tiger 3 in Mumbai. The set, replicating Dubai, was erected at SRPF Ground in Mumbai’s Goregaon. It was partially destroyed by gusty winds and torrential rains.

Akshay Kumar addresses Sooryavanshi, Bell Bottom release date rumours

Akshay Kumar addressed rumours about his films Sooryavanshi and Bell Bottom releasing on Independence Day in an official statement. The actor called them ‘purely speculative’.

Akshay Kumar released an official statement to provide clarification on rumours that his upcoming films Sooryavanshi and Bell Bottom would release on Independence Day. The films were slated for a theatrical release, but were postponed due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.


Akshay Kumar clarified that the release dates of Sooryavanshi and Bell Bottom haven’t been finalised. He also thanked fans for their love and excitement for his movies. Akshay stated, “I’m humbled at the excitement and eagerness of my fans regarding the release of Sooryavanshi and Bell Bottom, and want to thank them from the bottom of my heart for all their love. However, at this point, it is purely speculative to say that both films will release on Independence Day. The producers of both films are working out the release dates and will make announcements at the right time.”


Sooryavanshi is the fourth film in Rohit Shetty’s cop universe that began with Singham in 2011. After Singham and Singham Returns, Ranveer Singh featured in Simmba. Now, Akshay is coming with Sooryavanshi, which stars Katrina Kaif in the lead role. Ranveer Singh and Ajay Devgn have cameo roles in the film.


Bell Bottom is based on the plane hijacks that took India by a storm in the early 1980s. The spy thriller also stars Huma Qureshi, Lara Dutta and Vaani Kapoor. Akshay plays a who will unravel the conspiracy theory behind the series of incidents. Lara Dutta essays the role of former Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi who was in power at that time, whereas Vaani Kapoor plays Akshay’s wife in the film. Directed by Ranjit Tiwari, Bell Bottom is co-produced by Vashu Bhagnani, Jackky Bhagnani, Deepshikha Deshmukh, Monisha Advani, Madhu Bhojwani and Nikkhil Advani.

Will Ajay Devgn’s Maidaan release online? No, say makers

Maidaan makers have refuted rumours of the film being released on an OTT platform through the pay per view model. Maidaan stars Ajay Devgn in the lead role.

The makers of Ajay Devgn-starrer Maidaan have issued a clarification, refuting rumours of the film being released on an OTT platform through the pay per view model. The makers also revealed that their focus is to finish the film while keeping their crew’s safety in mind.


The full statement read, “We would like to share that there is currently no conversation with any streaming platform for pay per view release of Maidaan. Our focus, at present, is to complete the film keeping everyone’s safety in mind and in full compliance of protocols laid down by the government.


Recently, Salman Khan’s Radhe went for pay per view release. Since the second wave of the novel coronavirus has hit the country hard, the film couldn’t be released in theatres on May 13. The film was released on ZEE5 with ZEE’s pay per view service ZEEPlex. The film was also shown on DTH operators like Dish, D2H, Tata Sky and Airtel Digital TV.


Maidaan is inspired by the life of football coach Syed Abdul Rahim, who put India on the global map. The film has already been shot across Lucknow, Kolkata and Mumbai. A huge football stadium set was erected in Mumbai’s Film City to complete the shooting of the film, but it has been damaged by Cyclone Tauktae.

Maidaan is directed by Amit Ravindernath Sharma. The film also stars Priyamani, Gajraj Rao, and Rudranil Ghosh. It is produced by Zee Studios, Boney Kapoor, Akash Chawla, and Arunava Joy Sengupta.

Vidya Balan’s Sherni to release on Amazon Prime Video in June

Sherni is all set to premiere on Amazon Prime Video next month. The film stars Vidya Balan as a forest officer.

Vidya Balan-starrer Sherni will be directly released on Amazon Prime Video. The OTT platform announced today, May 17, that the film will begin streaming from June. Directed by Amit Masurkar and produced by T-Series and Abundantia Entertainment, Sherni stars Vidya Balan as an honest forest officer.

Speaking about the film, producer Bhushan Kumar said in a statement, “Sherni is one of the most unconventional and engaging films I have had a chance to produce and I am thrilled that it’s premiering on Amazon Prime Video as the movie will travel to a global audience. As always, it has been an absolute pleasure to collaborate with Vikram and I look forward to creating more entertaining and exceptional content with Abundantia Entertainment.


Apart from Vidya Bala, Sherni’s cast includes Sharad Saxena, Mukul Chaddha, Vijay Raaz, Ila Arun, Brijendra Kala and Neeraj Kabi. As an honest forest officer, Vidya Balan’s character struggles for a balance in a world of man-animal conflict. Sherni has been shot in the jungles of Madhya Pradesh.

Vidya Balan was last seen in Shakuntala Devi, which released on Amazon Prime Video on July 30, 2020.

Salman Khan issues strict warning, asks fans not to watch Radhe on pirated sites

Salman Khan issued a strict warning to people who are resorting to pirated sites to watch Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai. He issued a statement, warning people of serious consequences.

Salman Khan’s Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai released on May 13. Since theatres were not an option for the Indian audience to watch this film due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the makers of Radhe made the film available to the people on ZEE5 with ZEE’s pay-per-view service ZEEPlex at Rs 249 (per view) and on all leading DTH operators. However, on Saturday night, Salman Khan took to social media once again to warn people about the serious consequences of piracy. He urged his fans to not watch the film on pirated sites once again and told them that they could get into a lot of trouble.


Salman Khan took to social media to urge fans not to watch Radhe on pirated sites. “We offered you to watch our film Radhe at a reasonable price of INR 249 Per View. Inspite of that Pirated sites are streaming Radhe illegally which is a serious crime. Cyber Cell is taking action against all these illegal pirated sites. Please don’t participate in piracy or the Cyber Cell will take action against you as well. He added, “Please understand you will get into a lot of trouble with the Cyber cell (sic),” Salman Khan’s statement read. #Radhemovie and #249 have booked a spot on the Twitter trends list.

Sardar Ka Grandson Movie Review: Arjun Kapoor Does a Sunny Deol in Pakistan

Sardar Ka Grandson sees Arjun Kapoor hoping to bring a double storey building from Pakistan to India. Here’s how he fared.

Sardar Ka Grandson

Cast: Neena Gupta, Arjun Kapoor, Rakul Preet, John Abraham, Aditi Rao Hydari

This one is set in and around Amritsar occasionally drifting inside Pakistan. Amreek Singh (Arjun Kapoor) is a goofy, happy go lucky kind of a guy doing odd jobs for a company run by his girlfriend Radha (Rakul Preet) in Los Angeles. His grandmother, who everybody fondly calls Sardar (Neena Gupta), is a 90-year-old loud and boisterous industrialist. She has been a victim of the India-Pakistan partition and wants to see the house she built with her husband in Lahore for one last time. So, what’s the big deal? Well, the Pakistan government has blacklisted her for an angry outburst at a cricket match in Mohali against a senior official from the neighbouring country. She can’t go to the house but the house can come to her. Amreek has now taken it upon himself to bring the same house from Pakistan to Amritsar for Sardar.

The basic premise is definitely absurd but it also intrigues. On paper, it might have sounded easy to change the phrase homecoming to ‘home is coming’, but it’s much more than just an idea. It can fall flat if not done convincingly. Also, it’s tricky to shoot films with many crowd scenes. It can go both ways. You have to manage the sentiments despite quick transitions.

To the director’s credit, Sardar Ka Grandson works because of its core idea but then the actors fail the project. It’s heartening to see Kaashvie Nair attempting something as audacious as uprooting a house and then re-planting it in Amritsar, but the scenes demand more urgency from the actors. Most of the times, they look relaxed and don’t convey the earnestness the situation merits.

They also remain short of establishing a delectable chaos inside Sardar’s house. I am not even talking about the fun quotient here, which is mostly missing.

Neena Gupta and Arjun Kapoor try to shoulder the responsibility but couldn’t do so for a longer period. It needed more secondary characters to rise up and take guard. With De De Pyaar De, Rakul Preet has proved that she could be quite handy in situational comedies, but she has been grossly underutilised.

John Abraham and Aditi Rao Hydari’s cameos could have been extended. They look more in charge of the developments than the lead pair. Hydari, in particular, has evolved a lot in recent times, and this is another good performance from her.

At 139-minutes, Sardar Ka Grandson feels like a stretch, but you can always watch it for Neena Gupta and the audacity of the idea.

Salman Khan’s Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai Hit by Piracy on WhatsApp and Telegram, FIR Filed

Pirated versions of Salman Khan-starrer Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai have been doing rounds on messaging platforms such as WhatsApp and Telegram.

Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. has filed an official complaint at the Cyber Cell, over pirated versions of the new Salman Khan-starrer Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai doing the rounds on messaging platforms such as WhatsApp and Telegram, according to a statement released on Tuesday.

“Officials are actively tracking down phone numbers involved in the act of piracy and taking required legal action,” the Zee statement said.

Zee has also appealed to the public at large, seeking their support in bringing an end to piracy, not just for the film Radhe, but for any kind of content. Films create livelihood, employment and a source of income for millions of people working for the industry. Piracy being the biggest threat to the entertainment industry, curbs down this source of livelihood. Films also contribute to the economy with the taxes paid to the Government. People engaged in spreading the illegal version of the film, are not just embracing piracy, but are also negatively impacting the growth of the industry and the livelihoods of the people working for it round the clock,” the statement further said.

The appeal is being made to all responsible citizens, asking them to say no to piracy and to consume entertainment or information content only through official platforms,” concluded the statement.

Radhe is Salman’s release on Eid 2021, and the film had a pay-per-view release on May 13. The Prabhudeva directorial also features Disha Patani, Jackie Shroff and Randeep Hooda in pivotal roles. The film is based on the 2017 Korean action drama The Outlaws.

Meet Radhe Villain Mr Bhutan Sangay Tsheltrim, Shweta Tiwari Drops Another Pic Flaunting Abs

Sangay Tsheltrim talks about landing a villain’s role in Radhe, Shweta Tiwari flaunts abs in latest picture from Cape Town. Here are today’s top showbiz stories.

Ex-military, ace body builder, Mr Bhutan, real-estate businessman and now a Bollywood actor. Sangay Tsheltrim has added another feather to his hat with the release of Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai. As Lota, he can be seen upping the ante for evil’s sake alongside Rana (Randeep Hooda) and Girgit (Gautam Gulati).

Celebrities taking part in Season 11 of the stunt-based reality show, Khatron Ke Khiladi have been sharing several pictures and videos from the sets on their social media pages. On Saturday, television actress Shweta Tiwari too shared a photo of herself, flaunting her well-toned abs in a high-neck, horizontally striped crop top.

Mother of four, Bollywood actress Raveena Tandon recently shared her experience of being called ‘nani’ at just 46. Talking to, the Andaz Apna Apnastar said that she had adopted two daughters in 1995 when she herself was just 21, and revealed that the eldest of the two was already 11 years old during the time.

Read: Raveena Tandon Shares How She Feels About Being a Grandmom in Her Mid 40s

Actress Divyanka Tripathi, who is currently shooting in Cape Town for the stunt-based reality show “Khatron Ke Khiladi 11″ says that it was tough leaving her husband, actor Vivek Dahiya, at home. The actress says this is the first time since they got married in July 2016 that they will be apart for so long.

Read: Divyanka Tripathi on Being Away from Vivek Dahiya for ‘Khatron Ke Khiladi 11’ Shoot

Television actress Sumona Chakravarti, who is known for shows like Bade Achhe Lagte Hain, The Kapil Sharma Show and Jamai Raja, has revealed that she is currently unemployed. In a social media post, Sumona also detailed her battle with endometriosis since 2011. She revealed that she has been in stage 4 for many years now.

Radhe Overseas Box Office Day 2: Salman Khan Film Earns About Rs 9.3 Crore in 2 Days

According to the latest report on, the Salman Khan starrer has raked in nearly USD 1.3 million overseas in two days.

Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai couldn’t get a wide opening in Indian theatres, but the film has been entertaining fans in cinemas overseas. According to the latest report on, the Salman Khan starrer has raked in around USD 600k on its second day, taking its total overseas collection to nearly USD 1.27 million (Rs 9.3 Crore approx) in two days. The action entertainer is said to be getting a good boost from the Gulf, where it garnered USD 475k on day one and around USD 400k on day two.

With these figures, ‘Radhe’ is expected to cross the $1 million mark for the weekend in the Gulf. Interestingly, his 2019 film ‘Bharat’ had crossed this figure in one day, but the market was not affected by the pandemic at the time. Going by the present momentum, ‘Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai’ is expected to cross the USD 2 million mark at the end of its four-day weekend.

The film is being watched widely on the pay-per-view format in India. Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai is said to have become the most watched film on Day 1, garnering 4.2 million views across various platforms. In India, the film released on ZEE5 with ZEE’s pay per view service ZEEPlex; along with leading DTH operators and it released theatrically in international markets on May 13. Fans of the superstar made it the most-watched movie on the first day itself, sending the servers crashing. Salman took to Twitter to wish fans on Eid and for watching Radhe.