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Shilpa Shetty’s Hungama 2 to premiere on Disney+Hotstar on July 23

Hungama 2 will release on Disney+Hotstar on July 23. Directed by Priyadarshan, the film stars Shilpa Shetty, Paresh Rawal, Meezaan Jafri and Pranitha Subhash in lead roles.

Shilpa Shetty and Paresh Rawal-starrer Hungama 2 will release directly on Disney+Hotstar on July 23. The actress took to social media to announce the news. She added that the first trailer of the film will be out on July 1. Hungama 2 also stars Meezaan Jafri and Pranitha Subash in lead roles.
HUNGAMA 2 ON DISNEY+HOTSTAR

Announcing the news, Shilpa Shetty shared the new poster of Hungama 2 and wrote, “Can’t keep calm, kyunki ab hoga Hungama! #DisneyPlusHotstarMultiplex #Hungama2 trailer coming out on July 1st on Disney+ Hotstar VIP! You don’t want to miss this! (sic).”

ABOUT HUNGAMA 2

Directed by Priyadarshan, Hungama 2 boasts of an ensemble cast headlined by actors like Paresh Rawal, Shilpa Shetty, Meezaan Jafri and Pranitha Subhash. Ashutosh Rana, Rajpal Yadav and Johny Lever also play pivotal roles. It is a successor to the director’s 2003 hit, Hungama. The shooting of the film was wrapped up in February this year.

Akshay Kumar reveals Bell Bottom release date is July 27, film to hit theatres worldwide

Akshay Kumar’s much awaited film, Bell Bottom, will release in theatres worldwide on July 27.

Big news for fans of Akshay Kumar. The much-awaited film, Bell Bottom will release worldwide on July 27. Akshay took to social media to announce the same. Sharing a short teaser of Bell Bottom, Akshay Kumar announced that the film will release in theatres and that the wait is finally over.
AKSHAY KUMAR’S BELL BOTTOM TO RELEASE ON JULY 27

Akshay shared a short teaser of Bell Bottom to announce the release date of the film. Sharing the news, Akshay wrote, “I know you have patiently waited for the release of #Bellbottom. Couldn’t be happier to finally announce the release of our film. Arriving on the big screens worldwide #BellBottomOn27July (sic).

This piece of news isn’t just a happy one for Akshay Kumar fans, but also for the trade business, which has been affected due to the closure of cinema halls owing to the coronavirus pandemic. Pointing out the same, trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted, “Release date announcement of #BellBottom is sweet music to the ears of the exhibition fraternity, in particular Clearly highlights the confidence #AkshayKumar and #BellBottom producers have in the theatrical biz Await more theatrical release announcements in coming days (sic)!

AKSHAY REACTS TO FEE REDUCTION NEWS

Yesterday, June 14, Akshay Kumar took to Twitter to put an end to reports that stated that he has reduced his fee for the upcoming film Bell Bottom. Reportedly, Akshay had reduced his fee by Rs 30 crore after producer Vashu Bhagnani requested him to do so. Akshay shared the news article that claimed that he has reduced his fee and wrote, “What waking up to FAKE Scoops feels like!,” with eye-rolling emojis.

The news article claimed that Akshay gave Vashu Bhagnani a discount as the two are friends. The article also stated that Vashu asked Akshay to reduce the fee as the film’s release date has been deferred twice due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. It is interesting that within a day, Akshay Kumar chose to make the announcement of Bell Bottom release.

ABOUT BELL BOTTOM

Apart from Akshay, Bell Bottom also stars Vaani Kapoor, Huma Qureshi and Lara Dutta. Bell Bottom is a spy thriller set in the 80s and is based on the plane hijacks that took India by storm back then. While Akshay plays a RAW agent while Lara Dutta essays the role of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi who was in power at that time. Vaani Kapoor plays Khiladi Kumar’s wife in the film.

Vidya Balan in powerful new song Main Sherni celebrates real women. Watch video

A new song from Amazon Prime Video’s Sherni just dropped. The powerful track features Vidya Balan along with four real-life shernis – Mira Erda, Natasha Noel, Eshna Kutty and Trinetra Haldar, among others.

In just four days, Vidya Balan’s Sherni will drop on Amazon Prime Video, and the excitement is palpable. But, ahead of the release of Sherni, the makers on Tuesday, June 15, unveiled a new track, Main Sherni, to celebrate the real shernis of the world. The powerful track features Vidya Balan along with Mira Erda, Natasha Noel, Eshna Kutty and Trinetra Haldar and celebrates their stories of resilience. The song is sung by Akasa and Raftaar.
MAIN SHERNI TRACK CELEBRATES REAL SHERNIS OF THE WORLD

Main Sherni is a nod to the courage and resilience of the real-like shernis, women who have beaten the odds and managed to carve a niche for themselves, all the while ensuring they do not conform to the norms. The music video features Vidya Balan, along with Mira Erda, F4 Racer and Driver Coach; Natasha Noel, body-positivity influencer and Yoga trainer; Eshna Kutty, a social-media influencer and hula-hoop dancer; and Trinetra Haldar, one of the first transgender doctors in Karnataka.

Apart from these, the song also features Jayshree Mane, a frontline warrior at BYL Nair Hospital; Riddhi Arya, a student who delivers food to frontline warriors; security guard Anita Devi; Seema Duggal, a teacher; house help Archana Jadav, among others.

VIDYA BALAN ON MAIN SHERNI

Speaking about the track, Sherni actress Vidya Balan said, “The music video Main Sherni is our tribute to all the women across the globe who have this indomitable spirit of never giving up. Sherni is special for all of us and with this film and music video, we are celebrating women who have shown us that there is nothing a woman can’t do. Just like Vidya Vincent, my character in the movie, we want to show that women are fearless and powerful … and that you don’t have to roar to be a tigress. This is what we have tried to capture in this anthem.

Vidya Balan shares teaser of Sherni, tigress always knows the way. Trailer out on June 2

Vidya Balan shared the new teaser of Sherni on social media. Amazon Prime Video will launch the trailer on June 2.

Vidya Balan-starrer Sherni’s trailer will be launched on June 2. The film will be directly released on Amazon Prime Video. Vidya shared the new teaser of Sherni on social media today, May 31, alongside the release date of its trailer. Directed by Amit Masurkar and produced by T-Series and Abundantia Entertainment, Sherni stars Vidya Balan as a forest officer.

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 ADDRESSES REPORTS OF INDEPENDENCE DAY RELEASE OF HIS FILMS

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.”

ABOUT SOORYAVANSHI

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.

ABOUT BELL BOTTOM

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.

MAIDAAN MAKERS ISSUE CLARIFICATION

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.

SALMAN KHAN OPTED FOR PAY PER VIEW MODEL FOR RADHE

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.

ABOUT MAIDAAN

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.

SHERNI’S CAST

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 WARNS FANS OF SERIOUS CONSEQUENCES

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.