Taapsee Pannu’s Rashmi Rocket to release directly on OTT?

According to reports, Taapsee Pannu’s Rashmi Rocket is going for a direct-to-digital release. The sports-drama film is directed by Akarsh Khurana.

Taapsee Pannu plays the role of a Gujarati athlete named Rashmi in Akarsh Khurana’s directorial venture, Rashmi Rocket. According to sources, the film is all set for a direct-to-digital release and its rights have been acquired by an OTT platform for a massive amount of Rs 58 crores.

From vigorous training sessions to behind-the-scene pictures from the film’s sets, Taapsee Pannu kept her fans hooked to the making of the sports drama Rashmi Rocket. Now, sources say that the film will take the digital route. The statement read, “Rashmi Rocket is going for a direct-to-digital release for a big 58 crores amount! This is the highest for any female-centric film we have seen that is releasing digitally. We are yet to hear more details about this one but given the content-driven landscape of the industry that we are witnessing, it looks promising.”

Taapsee Pannu penned a heartfelt note after wrapping up the shoot of Rashmi Rocket in Rann of Kutch, Gujarat, in January. Taapsee can be seen walking away in desert with her arms open in the photo she posted on Instagram. The actress wrote, “Not sure if I have the time and space to explain how this film actually happened. From the basic storyline I heard in Chennai 3 years back to actually complete its filming against all odds in these challenging times. This was one hell of a driven team effort!”

She further added, “I’m going to reserve the details for later coz I’m sure we have many more battles to fight till the release but what I can say is this is one team that’s gonna do it all with a smile and most effortlessly coz the captain of this ship @akvarious believes in working strictly in between chilling with bunch of friends on set, instead of the other way round. Producers @pranjalnk @nehaanand21 @rsvpmovies who are relentless and don’t have the word ‘quitting’ in their dictionary. @nehapartimatiyanidop whose lens can transform any basic moment into whistle blowing big screen shot . Writers, cast, art, production design , so on n so forth the list is long.

Taapsee concluded the post with, “Baaki release ke time kahaaniya bataane mein mazaa ayega. For now drawing the curtains on #RashmiRocket and moving onwards n upwards coz this Rocket has left us sky bound ! #FilmWrap #RashmiRocket.

Produced by Ronnie Screwvala, Rashmi Rocket also stars Supriya Pathak, Abhishek Banerjee and Priyanshu Painyuli.

Shah Rukh Khan reviews Shershaah, calls Sidharth Malhotra’s performance solid

Shah Rukh Khan has reviewed Shershaah. The megastar praised Sidharth Malhotra’s performance in the film.

Sidharth Malhotra and Kiara Advani-starrer Shershaah was released on Amazon Prime Video today. The film has been receiving praises from all centres. Sidharth Malhotra, especially, is being praised for his performance in the film. Now, Shah Rukh Khan has reviewed Shershaah. The megastar lauded the film in his latest tweet.

Shershaah traces the life of Param Vir Chakra awardee and Indian Army Captain Vikram Batra. Sharing his thoughts on the film, Shah Rukh Khan wrote, “If a man hasn’t discovered something that he will die for, he isn’t fit to live – King, Jr. Watching the impactful story of legendary Kargil War hero Capt. Vikram Batra (PVC), on screen makes us realise the meaning of this quote. Watch #Shershaah with Sid’s solid performance.


Shershaah has been receiving rave reviews from critics. IndiaToday.in’s Ananya Bhattacharya gave the film 3.5 stars out of 5 and wrote, “Most of the credit for that goes to the lead man, Sidharth Malhotra. The actor puts on the uniform and becomes Vikram Batra. Will Shershaah be Sidharth’s Uri though? Wish the film had had a theatre release! In her limited screentime, Kiara Advani leaves a mark on you. Dimple, however, remains as elusive as her real-life counterpart.

Akshay Kumar says releasing Bell Bottom during Covid-19 is risky, but then it is life

Akshay Kumar launched the trailer of his upcoming film, Bell Bottom, at an event in Delhi on Tuesday (August 3). The film is releasing on August 19.

Akshay Kumar on Tuesday said the team of his upcoming spy thriller Bell Bottom rose to the challenge of releasing the film in theatres amid the coronavirus pandemic as there is little to life without some risk. Directed by Ranjit M Tewari, Bell Bottom will be the first Hindi movie to hit theatres during the second wave of the pandemic.

With cinema halls being allowed to resume operation in states like Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, trade analysts are betting big on Bell Bottom to revive the cinema exhibition sector with its release on August 19.

“The pressure is there on everybody but I’m very sure that things are going to work out. There’s a challenge, a risk. But if you haven’t taken the risk in life, then what have you done? So we have gone with it,” said Akshay Kumar post the film’s trailer launch here at PVR Priya.

“In this journey, I have my producers who have also taken the risk and that’s how we have proceeded,” he added.

Also starring Vaani Kapoor, Lara Dutta and Huma Qureshi, the movie is set in the 1980s and features Kumar as a RAW operative whose code name is ‘Bell Bottom’. It was also the first Bollywood project to commence production amid the pandemic last year.

Besides Bell Bottom, Kumar also shot for his movies Raksha Bandhan and Ram Setu during the pandemic.

Asked how he convinced himself to get back to the set, the actor said life has to go on.

“We have to work and there’s no doubt about it. You all have also worked amid the pandemic. So, how can work stop? You have to keep on working and take care of yourself. This is going to be normal now and life has to go on,” Kumar, who tested Covid-19 negative on April 12 after getting diagnosed with the virus earlier in the month, added.

“In every project, there were close to 300-400 people working with me. So everything has to keep going on. Today we are releasing this film. We could have said that let’s leave it for now. But we have gone with it,” he said.

Though theatres have been allowed to reopen in many states, Maharashtra, which is one of the major markets for Hindi language movies, is yet to allow cinema owners to resume theatrical activity.

Asked if there’s a concern about cinema halls remaining shut in the state, Kumar said the makers have taken a leap of faith.

“It is a gamble and someone had to take this gamble. We have taken this leap and I’m confident that this is going to work.”

Producer Jackky Bhagnani said though Maharashtra contributes almost 30 per cent to the revenue of films, he is not worried about the prospects of BellBottom.

“With Bell Bottom, we are just happy to be the flag bearers. This is for the fraternity and we are very happy that this movie is coming in theatres. That is the most important thing.

“Yes, business is important but for this film especially, the biggest box office is that we are coming to theatres,” Bhagnani added.

Sanjay Dutt’s Bhai Bhai song from Bhuj The Pride of India out on his birthday. Watch

On Sanjay Dutt’s 62nd birthday today, July 29, the makers of Bhuj: The Pride of India dropped his Bhai Bhai song from the film. The track is high on energy.

Sanjay Dutt is celebrating his 62nd birthday today, July 29. On the occasion, the makers of Bhuj: The Pride of India released the Bhai Bhai song featuring him from the film. Sung by Mika Singh, the song features Sanjay in a traditional Gujarati outfit. Bhuj: The Pride of India is all set to release on Disney+Hotstar on August 13.

Earlier, the makers of KGF: Chapter 2 wished Sanjay Dutt a happy birthday with a new poster of the film. Directed by Prashanth Neel, Sanjay plays the role of Adheera in the film starring Yash. Now, to the delight of fans, Bhai Bhai song starring Sanjay from the film Bhuj: The Pride of India has been released. The track has been sung by Mika Singh and composed by Lijo George and Dj Chetas. The lyrics of Bhai Bhai have been penned by Manoj Muntashir.

Sharing the Bhai Bhai song on Instagram, Ajay Devgn, who plays the role of IAF Squadron Leader Vijay Karnik in Bhuj: The Pride of India, told fans that the song is being released on the occasion of ‘our beloved Sanju Baba’s birthday’. He wrote,


Sanjay Dutt plays Ranchordas Pagi in Bhuj: The Pride of India. Sharing a glimpse of his character, Ajay Devgn wrote on Instagram, “Man of will power, here to empower Presenting @duttsanjay as Ranchordas Pagi.

Directed by Abhishek Dudhaiya, Bhuj: The Pride of India also stars Sonakshi Sinha, Ammy Virk, Nora Fatehi and Sharad Kelkar.

Akshay Kumar’s Bell Bottom release date pushed from July 27 to August 19

Akshay Kumar has announced the new release date of his upcoming film Bell Bottom. The spy thriller will now release on August 19 instead of July 27.

Here’s a reason to rejoice for Akshay Kumar’s fans. His much-awaited spy thriller, Bell Bottom, is all set to release on August 19 in theatres. However, the release date of the film has been pushed from July 27 to August 19. Akshay made the announcement on social media along with a new motion poster.

Bell Bottom, whose shooting started and finished during the coronavirus pandemic, will now release on August 19 in theatres. It was earlier slated to be launched on July 27. Akshay Kumar took to his official Instagram handle to make the announcement. “Mission: To Entertain you on the BIG SCREEN Date: August 19, 2021 Announcing the arrival of #BellBottom! #BellBottomInCinemasAug19 (sic),” he wrote.

Akshay Kumar also posted a new motion poster of the film. It featured the actor, Huma Qureshi and other cast members of the films with a piece of upbeat music playing in the background.


Last month, along with a short teaser, Akshay Kumar announced that the film will release in theatres and that the wait is finally over. 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).”


Apart from Akshay Kumar and Huma Qureshi, Bell Bottom also stars Vaani Kapoor 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, 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.

Hungama 2 Movie Review: Shilpa Shetty, Meezaan’s film fails to recreate Priyadarshan magic

Priyadarshan’s Hungama 2 is the continuation of his 2003 film of the same name. While it is mildly entertaining, it fails to recreate the laughter we expect from a Priyadarshan film.

Priyadarshan brought a bombshell of laughter to the screen with Hungama. Paresh Rawal’s Radheshyam Tiwari and the confusion caused by the name Anjali set up the right pretext for an entertaining, slapstick comedy of errors. And that’s what was expected of Hungama 2, if not more. However, the sequel, which in no true sense is a continuation of the 2003 classic, disappoints on many parameters. It creates a ruckus, and only sporadic laughter.

With Hungama 2, Priyadarshan is making a comeback to the Hindi film industry after a break of almost eight years. The film stars Shilpa Shetty Kundra, Meezaan Jaffri, Paresh Rawal, Ashutosh Rana and Pranitha Subash, among others. Like its predecessor, the film promises to be a laugh riot, born out of confusion. However, it lacks in writing. We are welcomed by the trademark Priyadarshan style of cinema, but we missed the flow and fast-paced situational comedy. The magic of the director seems to appear in bits and pieces throughout the film.

Hungama 2 doesn’t pick up from where the 2003 film left. It is a new film altogether, with its own ruckus in place. Shilpa Shetty’s Anjali is not the central character, but supports Meezaan’s Aakash in his life struggle. Ashutosh Rana plays Aakash’s father, Kapoor, and once again delivers a spectacular performance. Paresh Rawal as Anjali’s husband Tiwari struggles with a lack of trust and doubts his wife. Vaani, played by Pranitha Subash, is the cause of all the hungama in the film.

If you think the list of actors is over, then you are wrong. The film boasts of some of the biggest names in the Indian comedy scene. From Johny Lever and Rajpal Yadav to Manoj Joshi and Tiku Talsania, Hungama 2 has all the staple actors from every Priyadarshan film. At one point, Rajpal Yadav single-handedly manages to keep the film afloat with his impeccable comic timing when we lose all our hopes in this film. Johny Lever is clearly underutilised and we are still wondering why he was even part of the film in the first place. Talking about the lead characters, Paresh Rawal delivers what is expected of him, but there are no surprises. Shilpa Shetty is also satisfactory as the wife of a doubtful husband. But most of the time she appears as just a side character. Meezaan Jaffri brings energy to most of the scenes, while most of the time his animated and dramatic actions while performing compel us to question their need. Pranitha is subtle and doesn’t leave any long-lasting impressions.

Hungama 2 is entertaining in parts, but that was not expected of Priyadarshan, who is known for making unforgettable comedies. The film appears to be stretched a lot and is filled with predictable and cliched dialogues. Having said that, it is still a watchable film for all the nostalgia it may bring to the true-blue Priyadarshan movie fans.

Shershaah trailer out, Sidharth Malhotra brings Capt Vikram Batra alive on screen

The trailer of Sidharth Malhotra and Kiara Advani’s upcoming film, Shershaah, dropped today, July 25. Sidharth brilliantly performs the role of Captain Vikram Batra in this war drama.

The much-awaited trailer of Sidharth Malhotra and Kiara Advani starrer Shershaah finally released today, July 25. The film is all set to release on Amazon Prime Video on August 12. In the trailer, Sidharth brilliantly performs the role of Paramvir Chakra winner Captain Vikram Batra (PVC), while Kiara is seen essaying the character of his fiancé Dimple Cheema. The trailer launch of Shershaah took place in Kargil today. Sidharth, Kiara and Karan Johar were spotted this morning at Mumbai’s Kalina airport heading for the same.

The makers of Shershaah announced the release date of the much-awaited film just a few days back. Now they have released the trailer of the film as well. Shershaah is directed by Tamil director Vishnu Vardhan and the film marks his directorial debut in Bollywood. It is co-produced by Dharma Productions and Kaash Entertainments. The trailer was launched ahead of Kargil Divas on July 26. The trailer opens with Sidharth Malhotra reporting as Captain Vikram Batra. We then get to see the various aspects of a soldier’s life – be it professional or personal.

The makers of Shershaah revealed Kiara Advani’s look from the film on July 19. In the poster. Kiara was seen holding on to Sidharth Malhotra’s hands. Sharing her simple yet intriguing look from the film, Kiara wrote, “The only promise that matters is the one made between two hearts and this story shows that some promises last an entire lifetime and then more. #ShershaahOnPrime releasing on 12th August! (sic).


Speaking about his role in Shershaah, Sidharth Malhotra said, “Playing a man in uniform always instills a sense of pride but portraying a legendary war hero like Vikram Batra was a huge responsibility to shoulder on and perform. The role called for a lot of physical and even more mental preparation to get into his shoes and bring to life the real-life story of a man whose courage and grit stood unmatched. I have tried my best to stay true to his persona and valour and I am thankful to the Batra family for trusting me. Shershaah, as a film is very close to my heart, and it is only fitting that we launch the movie’s trailer at the Kargil Vijay Diwas celebrations. It is an absolute honour to be here among the brave hearts of the Indian Army and their families.”

Mimi’s Param Sundari song out. Kriti Sanon shows off her killer dance moves

Param Sundari song from Kriti Sanon’s upcoming film, Mimi, released today, July 16. The actress has danced impeccably to the song created by Shreya Ghoshal and AR Rahman.

Kriti Sanon brightened the day for her fans with her dance number, Param Sundari, from her upcoming film, Mimi. The actress looks scintillating as she performs some incredible dance moves in the music video. The song’s vocals have been given by Shreya Ghoshal and it composed by AR Rahman. The lyrics of Param Sundari have been penned by Amitabh Bhattacharya.

Kriti Sanon’s Mimi trailer has been winning the Internet. It’s a total emotional rollercoaster. Now, a groovy item number from the film titled Param Sundari has been released. Kriti has given a great performance in it. She can be seen in a deep red traditional outfit with mirror work on it. She accessorised her look with heavy silver jewellery. She can be seen gliding on the floor and giving perfect expressions.


Mimi, directed by Laxman Utekar, is inspired by the 2010 Marathi movie Mala Aai Vhhaychy. Its story follows a surrogate mother, essayed by Kriti Sanon. Talking about her character, the actress said, “I am very excited. It’s based on the subject of surrogacy but actually it’s the story of this young girl who wants to be an actor. She’s a dancer in Mandawa and she ends up being a surrogate for a couple. Then, the things that follow change her life and also change her as a person.

For Mimi, Kriti Sanon put on 15 kg of weight and she did so by gorging on fried food, chocolates and more. The actress opened up about her ‘Mimi to Mummy’ journey recently. Mimi is all set to premiere on Netflix and Jio Cinema on July 30. The film’s cast also features Pankaj Tripathi, Sai Tamhankar, Supriya Tripathi and Manoj Pahwa.

Farhan Akhtar’s Toofaan song Gehre Andhere is a powerful track about his boxing journey

Farhan Akhtar-starrer Toofaan song, titled Gehre Andhere, released today, July 15. The song has been sung and composed by Vishal Dadlani, while the lyrics have been penned by Javed Akhtar.

Toofaan makers dropped an impactful song, titled Gehre Andhere, from the film on Thursday, July 15. Starring Farhan Akhtar in the lead role, Toofaan is all set to premiere on Amazon Prime Video on July 16. Gehre Andhere is a lyrical song which has been sung and composed by Vishal Dadlani. Its lyrics have been penned by Javed Akhtar.

Farhan Akhtar impressed his fans with the trailer of Toofaan. The sports drama follows the journey of Aziz Ali, essayed by Farhan, who goes from being a goon to a successful boxer. The actor’s father Javed Akhtar has penned powerful lyrics for the song Gehre Andhere. Vishal Dadlani’s voice and composition also strikes the right chord in the song. It traces Aziz’s life, challenges and success as he embarks on the path of being a national-level boxer.

Sharing the song on social media, Farhan Akhtar wrote, “Gehre Andhere If you truly want something from the heart, the universe conspires to get you it. For all those who hoped that ‘Gehre Andhere’ be released soon,


Toofaan is a sports drama directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra. Besides Farhan Akhtar, its cast includes Mrunal Thakur, Paresh Rawal, Supriya Pathak Kapur and Hussain Dalal. Toofaan is produced by Ritesh Sidhwani, Farhan Akhtar and Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra. The film was earlier scheduled to release in theatres on September 18, 2020. However, due to the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic, the makers have decided to release it on Amazon Prime Video on July 16.

Toofaan song Star Hai Tu out. Farhan Akhkar, Mrinal Thakur track is high on energy

Star Hai Tu song from Farhan Akhkar and Mrinal Thakur’s upcoming film Toofaan is out now. The track is a peppy dance number.

Farhan Akhkar and Mrinal Thakur are gearing up for the release of their film Toofaan. Its makers just dropped another song, Star Hai Tu, from the film. The track is a peppy number where Farhan Akhkar and Mrinal Thakur can be seen dancing it out on the streets.


After impressing fans with the trailer of Toofaan, the makers of the film have dropped a new song, Star Hai Tu. The song is high on energy where we see Farhan Akhtar and Mrunal Thakur dancing with the entire neighbourhood on the streets. It’s a celebration for Farhan Akhtar’s character’s success in the film. The entire community comes together to dance and celebrate his achievements.


Todun Taak was the first song from Toofaan which released on July 2. It traces Farhan’s character’s journey of becoming a boxer. Sharing the song on social media, the actor wrote, “Ek ki nahin, ye un sab ki kahani hai jinhone zindagi mein na rukne ki thaani hain (This is the story of all those people who are determined to never stop). #TodunTaak song out now.