Monthly Archives: October 2021

Taapsee’s Rashmi Rocket to Alia’s Gangubai Kathiawadi, 2021-2022 films led by women

Taapsee Pannu’s Rashmi Rocket and Shabaash Mithu to Alia Bhatt’s Gangubai Kathiawadi and Darlings, women take the lead in many new films. Here’s the full list.

Movie theatres are back in business and the Hindi film industry couldn’t be more thrilled. While many production houses turned to OTT as the novel coronavirus pandemic confined us to our homes, things are finally getting back on track. In fact, after the Maharashtra government announced reopening of cinemas in the state, makers of big-ticket Bollywood films started announcing release dates of much-anticipated movies. From Akshay Kumar’s Sooryavanshi to Ranveer Singh’s 83, Bollywood Calendar 2021-2022 has something for everyone.

The 2021-2022 calendar also has many films that are driven by strong female leads. From Taapsee Pannu’s Rashmi Rocket and Shabaash Mithu to Alia Bhatt’s Gangubai Kathiawadi and Darlings, we have a list of upcoming films centered on powerful women – fictional and real.
TAAPSEE PANNU’S RASHMI ROCKET

Taapsee Pannu-starrer Rashmi Rocket premiered on Zee5 on October 15. Directed by Akarsh Khurana, the sports drama also stars Abhishek Banerjee and Priyanshu Painyuli. The film narrates the story of a small-town girl Rashmi, who aspires to be an athlete. She follows her dreams and becomes a national-level fast-runner, but her glory is hindered when she is asked to undergo gender tests. Rashmi Rocket is produced by Ronnie Screwvala, Neha Anand and Pranjal.

ALIA BHATT’S GANGUBAI KATHIAWADI

Gangubai Kathiawadi is a biographical crime drama based on Hussain Zaidi’s book, Mafia Queens of Mumbai. Directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali and produced by Jayantilal Gada, the film also stars Ajay Devgn and Shantanu Maheshwari. The upcoming film narrates the story of a woman named Ganga, played by Alia Bhatt, who becomes a madame named Gangubai in the red light area of Kamathipura. The story shows how she rose to power, fighting one challenge after another. Gangubai Kathiawadi is set to release in theatres on January 6, 2022.

PRIYANKA CHOPRA, KATRINA KAIF AND ALIA BHATT’S JEE LE ZARA

Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Katrina Kaif and Alia Bhatt will come together for Jee Le Zara. Directed by actor Farhan Akhtar, the film is written by him, Zoya Akhtar and Reema Kagti. After Dil Chahta Hai and Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, the next road-trip movie, Jee Le Zara, will have the girls taking out the car. About time, right?

TAAPSEE PANNU’S SHABAASH MITHU

Taapsee Pannu will be seen essaying the role of cricketer Mithali Raj in her upcoming film, Shabaash Mithu. Directed by Srijit Mukherjee, it is produced by Ajit Andhare. Mithali is the only former cricketer to lead the Indian Women’s Cricket team in two World Cups, in the years 2005 and 2017. She announced her retirement from cricket in 2019, after completing 20 years in the game. The biopic, Shabaash Mithu, aims to bring her life and struggles to the big screen.

Salman Khan, Aayush Sharma’s Antim to release in theatres on Nov 26. New motion poster out

Salman Khan shared a new motion poster of Antim: The Final Truth and announced that the film will hit the theatres on November 26, 2021. The action flick also stars Aayush Sharma.

Salman Khan took to social media to announce the release date of Antim: The Final Truth. Also starring Aayush Sharma in the lead, the action-thriller film will release in theatres on November 26, 2021. Salman Khan also shared a new motion poster of the film on October 12.
SALMAN KHAN, AAYUSH SHARMA’S ANTIM TO RELEASE IN THEATRES ON NOV 26

Salman Khan will be seen fighting it out with his brother-in-law, Aayush Sharma, in the upcoming film, Antim: The Final Truth. Directed by Mahesh Manjrekar, the film’s release date was announced on Tuesday, October 12.

Sharing a striking motion poster of Antim, Salman Khan wrote, “#Antim releases in theatres worldwide on 26.11.2021 It has been a gr8 & cherished association with ZEE and @punitgoenka over the years having done many films Race3,loveyatri, Bharat, Dabangg3,Kaagaz,Radhe and now Antim. I am confident he will take Zee to much greater heights in the coming years.

ALL ABOUT ANTIM: THE FINAL TRUTH

Salman Khan and Aayush Sharma’s Antim: The Final Truth is an adaptation of the Zee5 Marathi crime drama titled Mulshi Pattern. The film is presented by Salman Khan Films and produced by Salma Khan. The film’s story follows a cop (Salman Khan) and a gangster (Aayush Sharma), whose opposing ideologies lead to conflicts and much action.

Arjun Kapoor announces new film The Lady Killer

Arjun Kapoor announced his new film The Lady Killer. He called it his ‘most ambitious film.

Arjun Kapoor has announced his new film The Lady Killer today (October 11). The actor shared the first poster of the film and called it his ‘most ambitious film’.
ARJUN KAPOOR TO STAR IN THE LADY KILLER

Arjun was last seen in Bhoot Police with Saif Ali Khan, Jacqueline Fernandez and Yami Gautam. Today, he announced his new project. He wrote, “Isme Thrill hai. Romance Hai. Emotion Hai. Suspense Hai !!! Presenting to you, #TheLadykiller. A thrilling, nerve-racking love story & my most ambitious film yet. Thank you my director #AjayBahl for your belief in me. Produced by #BhushanKumar.

The Lady Killer will be directed by Ajay Bahl and produced by Bhushan Kumar and Shaaliesh R Singh. Apart from The Lady Killer, Arjun will also be seen in Ek Villain Returns.

Kriti Sanon introduces her entire Hum Do Hamare Do family with new poster

Kriti Sanon shared the new poster of the film, Hum Do Hamare Do to announce that the trailer of the film will release on October 11. The poster features Kriti, Rajkummar Rao, Paresh Rawal, Ratna Pathak Shah, Aparshakti Khurana, Prachee Shah Paandya and Manu Rishi Chadha.

Kriti Sanon, today, October 8, shared a new poster of Hum Do Hamare Do to introduce her entire family from the film. The actress also announced that the trailer of the film will be released on October 11. Hum Do Hamare Do stars Kriti and Rajkummar Rao in lead roles. Paresh Rawal, Ratna Pathak Shah, Aparshakti Khurana, Prachee Shah Paandya and Manu Rishi Chadha play pivotal parts. Directed by Abhishek Jain, the film will premiere on Disney+Hotstar on October 29.
KRITI SANON RELEASES NEW HUM DO HAMARE DO POSTER

On Thursday, October 7, Kriti Sanon welcomed Paresh Rawal and Ratna Pathak Shah to Hum Do Hamare Do with a new poster. Today, the actress introduced more members of her family from the film. She shared a new poster of the film featuring herself and Rajkummar Rao, along with Paresh, Ratna, Aparshakti Khurana, Manu Rishi Chadha and Prachee Shah Paandya. Kriti also revealed that the trailer of the film will release on October 11.

Sharing the poster, Kriti wrote, “Iss Diwali, hamara poora parivaar, karega aapke poore parivaar ka manoranjan. Trailer out on 11th October.

PARESH RAWAL, RATNA PATHAK SHAH TO PLAY ADOPTED PARENTS

Kriti Sanon shared a poster featuring Rajkummar Rao, Paresh Rawal and Ratna Pathak Shah on October 7 to reveal that the veteran actors will be playing their adopted parents in Hum Do Hamare Do.

Kriti wrote, “Hamara hero, uska pyaar aur uske adopted Maa-Baap, manayenge Diwali aapke saath,

ABOUT HUM DO HAMARE DO

Hum Do Hamare Do stars Kriti Sanon and Rajkummar Rao in the lead roles. It also features Paresh Rawal, Ratna Pathak and Aparshakti Khurana in pivotal roles. The film is written by Abhishek Jain, Prashant Jha and Abhijeet Khuman. The story of Hum Do Humare Do is about a young couple who decide to adopt two parents to fill up the void in their lives.

Tiger Shroff wraps up Heropanti 2 in London, back in Mumbai

Tiger Shroff has returned to Mumbai after wrapping up Heropanti 2 in London. The actor was shooting in London with Tara Sutaria since September.

Tiger Shroff has wrapped up the shooting of Heropanti 2 in London. The actor recently returned to Mumbai. He had left India for London with Tara Sutaria in September. Directed by Ahmed Khan, Heropanti 2 is produced by Sajid Nadiadwala, who launched Tiger with Heropanti in 2016. Heropanti 2 is scheduled to release in theatres on May 6, 2022.
TIGER SHROFF AND TARA SUTARIA WRAP UP HEROPANTI 2 IN LONDON

Tiger Shroff and Tara Sutaria recently watched No Time To Die in London. The stars were in the city to shoot for their film Heropanti 2. Now, they have wrapped up the shoot and returned to India. A source close to the stars confirmed it. The source said, “He (Tiger Shroff) has completed the shoot for Heropanti 2 and is already back in India. The international shooting schedule lasted for barely 2 months. This is an action film and there is a lot to do and Tiger is this very dedicated actor who sees the challenge, accepts it and then goes and achieves it. It might be a personal record for him to have wrapped up the abroad shoot schedule of an action film this quickly.”
WHEN TIGER AND TARA WATCHED NO TIME TO DIE IN LONDON

Recently, Sajid Nadiadwala booked an entire theatre in London to screen James Bond’s No Time To Die. The cast and crew members, including Tara Sutaria and Tiger Shroff, enjoyed James Bond’s 25th film together. The shoot of Heropanti 2 began in London in September with Tiger Shroff, Tara Sutaria and the other star cast. After a marathon schedule of almost a month, the team called it a wrap for the London schedule. To celebrate the occasion, Sajid Nadiadwala booked an entire theatre and watched No Time To Die with the cast and crew of Heropanti 2.

ABOUT HEROPANTI 2

Starring Tiger Shroff and Tara Sutaria, Heropanti 2 is helmed by Ahmed Khan. It is the sequel to Tiger’s debut Bollywood film of the same name that released in 2014. The first look posters of Heropanti 2 were unveiled in February 2020. The music in the film is by AR Rahman.

Talking about Tiger Shroff’s upcoming films, apart from Heropanti 2, he’ll be seen in Baaghi 4 and Ganapath.

Alia Bhatt’s Gangubai Kathiawadi to have theatrical release in January 2022

Directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Gangubai Kathiawadi is adapted fromHussain Zaidi’s book, Mafia Queens of Mumbai.

Filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s magnum opus Gangubai Kathiawadi, starring Alia Bhatt, is set to be released in theatres on 6 January, 2022.

The crime-drama, adapted from one of the chapters of noted author Hussain Zaidi’s book, Mafia Queens of Mumbai, is backed by Bhansali Productions.

The period film features Bhatt in the title role of Gangubai, one of the most powerful, loved and respected madams from Kamathipura during the 1960s.

The film was earlier scheduled to arrive in cinema halls on 11 September, 2020. In January 2021, the makers announced that the movie will be released sometime in 2021 but the release was delayed again due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Gangubai Kathiawadi also stars Seema Pahwa and has cameo appearances by Ajay Devgn and Huma Qureshi.

Bhansali is co-producing the film with producer Jayantilal Gada’s Pen India Limited.

Ajay Devgn’s Maidaan to release in cinemas on 3 June 2022, announces producer Boney Kapoor

Maidaan will see Ajay Devgn as Syed Abdul Rahim, who served as a coach and manager of the Indian football team from 1950 until his death in 1963.

Ajay Devgn’s Maidaan is set to open worldwide on 3 June, 2022, the film’s producer Boney Kapoor announced on Thursday.

Based on the golden years of Indian football, the film will see Devgn as Syed Abdul Rahim, who served as a coach and manager of the Indian football team from 1950 until his death in 1963.

Kapoor, who has produced several films including Mr India, No Entry, Judaai, Wanted and Mom, took to Twitter to share the new release date of Maidaan.

Devgn also shared the news on his Twitter handle and said he is confident that the movie will appeal to every Indian.

The sports drama has been postponed multiple times due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Maidaan has been directed by Amit Ravindernath Sharma of Badhaai Ho! fame from a screenplay by Saiwyn Quadras and dialogues penned by Ritesh Shah.

Also starring Priyamani, Gajraj Rao and Bengali actor Rudranil Ghosh, the film is presented by Zee Studios and Boney Kapoor.

Kapoor is also serving as the producer along with Akash Chawla and Arunava Joy Sengupta.

Taapsee Pannu calls Rashmi Rocket’s Ghani Cool Chori weightlifting in disguise. Here’s why

Taapsee Pannu donned a lehenga that weighed 13.5 kg in Rashmi Rocket song Ghani Cool Chori. She called it weightlifting in disguise.

Taapsee Pannu is looking forward to the release of her sports drama, Rashmi Rocket. The first song of the film, Ghani Cool Chori, dropped on September 28. Now, Taapsee has shared an anecdote about the song. The lehenga she donned in the energetic number weighed 13.5 kg. The actress joked that it was weightlifting in disguise.
TAAPSEE PANNU SHARES RASHMI ROCKET’S GHANI COOL CHORI BTS VIDEO

Taapsee Pannu’s Ghani Cool Chori is a Navratri treat for her fans from her upcoming film, Rashmi Rocket. The actress took to Instagram recently to share a behind-the-scenes video from the song’s shoot. She revealed that it weighed 13.5kg. “You saw the song, time to see the COOL crew behind it! My only anecdote is that this lehenga was weightlifting in disguise, it weighed 13.5 kg #GhaniCoolChori #RashmiRocke she wrote.

GHANI COOL CHORI SONG FROM RASHMI ROCKET

Taapsee Pannu plays a Gujarati athlete in Rashmi Rocket. Its song, Ghani Cool Chori, was released recently. The actress can be seen donning a traditional ghagra-choli and showing off her desi dance moves in the song composed by Amit Trivedi and sung by Bhoomi Trivedi.

Sharing the song on Instagram, Taapsee wrote, “Time to put your garba shoes on cozTodi nakhyu fodi naakhyu bhukko bolaavi didho!!!!! #GhaniCoolChori out now From #RashmiRocket See you all on Dussehra only on zee5.

Directed by Akarsh Khurana, Rashmi Rocket addresses the gender testing issue which female athletes have to face, as their bodies get tagged as ‘mardaana’ or not ‘conventionally feminine. The film will release on Zee5 on October 15. Rashmi Rocket’s cast also features Priyanshu Painyuli, Abhishek Banerjee and Supriya Pathak.

Alia Bhatt’s Gangubai Kathiawadi to hit theaters on January 6, 2022

Alia Bhatt’s film, Gangubai Kathiawadi, is all set to release in the theatres on January 6, 2022. The film is directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali.

Several big-ticket films have announced their release dates in the recent days and the newest one to jump on the bandwagon is Gangubai Kathiawadi. Directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, the film stars Alia Bhatt and Ajay Devgn in the lead roles. It is all set to hit the theaters on January 6, 2022. Gangubai Kathiawadi was earlier supposed to release on July 30, 2021, however, it got postponed.
GANGUBAI KATHIAWADI TO RELEASE ON JANUARY 6, 2022

Alia Bhatt wrapped up the shooting of Gangubai Kathiawadi on July 27 this year. The new release date of the film has now been announced. Trade Analyst Taran Adarsh shared the news on Twitter and wrote, “THE WAIT IS OVER… SLB ANNOUNCES RELEASE DATE OF ‘GANGUBAI KATHIAWADI’: 6 JAN 2022… #SanjayLeelaBhansali’s #GangubaiKathiawadi – starring #AliaBhatt and #AjayDevgn – to release on 6 Jan 2022… Produced by Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Jayantilal Gada.

THE STORY OF GANGUBAI KATHIAWADI

Gangubai Kathiawadi is said to be a woman who came to Mumbai from Gujarat with her partner, but was betrayed, sold off and pushed into prostitution. Kathiawadi, in the middle of the last century, built ties with many underworld criminals and got a hold over certain portions of South Mumbai. She became the owner of a brothel and is said to have worked for the upliftment of women and orphans in the red light area of Mumbai’s Kamathipura.

Directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Gangubai Kathiawadi also stars Ajay Devgn, Parth Samthaan, Shantanu Maheshwari and Seema Pahwa in pivotal roles. The film is set to release in theatres on January 6, 2020.