Censor Strike Middle-Finger goes from Ungli
The entire cast of Rensil D'Silva's eagerly-awaited Ungli has been seen going around showing the middle finger to whoever cares to look.
Rensil says it is an act of defiance expressing the indignance and contempt that the film's characters feel for the corruption all around them.
Alas, the censor board isn't sporting enough to see the lighter side of the finger. They've chopped off at least two shots of the characters flashing their middle finger.
The middle finger has always been a point of dispute for the censor board. Recently, in Abhishek Sharma's The Shaukeens, Dimple Kapadia's middle-finger had to be chopped off from the screen at the last minute as it was found to be objectionable.
Curiously, the Censor Board Of Film Certification (CBFC) had no problems with Kareena Kapoor showing the finger to Saif Ali Khan in last week's release Happy Ending.
Maybe women are allowed to be rude to their husbands?
Says Rensil, "Yes, there were some changes in the dialogue and two shots of the middle finger had to go. Which was a reasonable cut considering we a got a UA certificate."
Rensil feels it is very important for his film's message to go out as far and wide possible. "We've seen angry and violent films on corruption. But we've never really had a film on corruption that is funny. Ungli, in that sense, breaks new ground."
Rensil D'Silva who wrote the ground-breaking anti-corruption film Rang De Basanti feels corruption should not be addressed only as a problem at the high political levels. "We are habituated to billion-rupee scams and exposes. But what about corruption at the grassroot level? What about the autorickshaw driver who refuses a passenger? What about those potholes that create havoc in our lives? The potholes won't go away because of my film. But at least Ungli looks at the problem of corruption from where the common man gets affected."
Rensil says Ungli throws forward a new structure of storytelling. "If Rang de Basanti gave us a new language of filmmaking, I can confidently say Ungli gives us a new form and content."
Riteish Deshmukh and Genelia DSouza blessed with a baby boy
Riteish Deshmukh and Genelia D'Souza were on seventh heaven yesterday and they had every reason to be there. The big news is that last evening the gorgeous Genelia gave birth to a baby boy at 6 pm.
Wasting no time, an all-excited Riteish Deshmukh immediately took on twitter to announce the 'reason' for his joy. He tweeted, "It's a Bbbboooyyy!!!!" within no time, the congratulatory messages started pouring in for the couple. The early messages came in from Arjun Kapoor stating, "Baap Re Baap....congratulations". Meanwhile, Bipasha Basu tweeted "@Riteishd and @geneliad ! Woohoo! Daddy n mommy! Congrats! Lil baby boy! Wow!". Rhea Chakravarty tweeted "@Riteishd Wow!You are a father now!give my love to @geneliad Love to the new parents in town". Abhishek Bachchan tweeted stating "Congratulations @Riteishd and @geneliad on the arrival of the greatest gift ever. Welcome to the parents club!!"
We at Bollywood Hungama congratulate Riteish Deshmukh and Genelia D'Souza.
Ranveer Singh to endorse MuscleBlaze
In Bollywood, the actors are always 'tagged' by their real and reel lives that they live. While Aamir Khan is better known as 'Mr. Perfectionist', Dilip Kumar means 'A living legend' and likes, Ranveer Singh always fits into the adage of 'Expect the unexpected'. Be it his on screen persona or his off screen personality, he spares no efforts in charming his way into the hearts of the classes and masses alike.
According to Bollywood Hungama, Ranveer Singh has now been chosen as the brand ambassador of 'MuscleBlaze'. For starters, 'MuscleBlaze' is a leading producer of sports nutrition supplements and has its presence all over India.
The official announcement of the same is being awaited.
Ali Zafar to sponsor education for 50 girls in Pakistan
Many Bollywood celebrities have expressed their concern towards social causes and some of them have even been awarded by the UNICEF as the ambassadors for some of the issues related to human rights. Ali Zafar is the latest celebrity who has decided to support a cause he believes in.
Though his recent film Kill Dil did not do well at the Indian box office, it seems that the film has been garnering a good response outside and the actor decided to celebrate the occasion. Not only did he arrange a special screening for his friends and family in Lahore, Pakistan, but he also invited 50 under privileged kids for the same. But that was not all! To add to it, during this, the singer turned actor also made an announcement where he mentioned that he will be sponsoring education to 50 young girls who haven't been given the opportunity to prove their worth.
Ali Zafar entered Bollywood with the satire Tere Bin Laden and later, went on to act in films like Mere Brother Ki Dulhan, London, Paris, New York and Total Siyappa. Ali, who is happy to help these kids, also stated that he believes in humanity and would love to give back to the society which has given him fame, fortune and glory.
Ajay Devgn to have foreign cast for Shivaay
After Action Jackson, Ajay Devgn's next film Shivaay already seems to be riding high when it comes to expectations. Not only is the actor producing it but he will also be acting in this action drama.
But what one wasn't aware of is the fact that the film will be shot extensively abroad and will also have a completely foreign cast and crew. Ajay Devgn, who has acted with many top actresses in his career, has now decided to make Shivaay, an international project by collaborating with the cast from other countries. Ajay has refused to divulge any details on the plotline of the film, instead, maintained that ninety percent of the cast in the movie will be from the countries abroad. Excited about his next release Action Jackson, Devgn expressed his admiration towards Prabhu Dheva and also about his love for the choreographer-filmmaker's comic punchlines.
Co-produced by Eros International, Shivaay will go on floors in February next year and it is slated to release on January 22, 2016.