Akshay Kumar Raj Kundra Sonakshi Sinha come together for Best Deal TV
With television getting wider in its reach, many actors are giving equal importance to the small screen. From anchoring shows to becoming brand ambassadors of channels, superstars are making an attempt to try something new on television. Now, our action hero Akshay Kumar will be joining hands with entrepreneur Raj Kundra and the duo will be launching a new channel which will also have many other celebrities collaborating with them.
However, unlike our previous entertainment channels, this one will be the first celebrity teleshopping network in Hindi called Best Deal TV. Not just that, many popular celebrities will be launching their own product line after tying up with the channel. Speaking about the products available on Best Deal TV, Raj Kundra mentioned that most of these items will be related to fashion, lifestyle, beauty and the only durable product they will be selling are mobile phones, since they believe it falls into the category of lifestyle products. Moreover, he also assured that all of these products will be manufactured in India except mobile phones which come from China. Also further elaborating on the target audience, Raj added that the channel will be looking at the middle class and upper middle class customers who can afford the range of Rs. 2000 to Rs. 7000.
Apart from the two, Sonakshi Sinha has already decided to be a part of the channel. She will be launching her own line of products where she will be designing and involved in the other processes like packaging of the product. She is not only a brand face but is also the co-owner of the channel along with Akshay and Raj.
Mallika Sherawats film Dirty Politics in legal trouble
Producer-director K C Bokadia's Dirty Politics has got itself into two serious legal problems just days before the scheduled release on March 6.
On Tuesday, the honourable Patna High Court issued a ban on Dirty Politics for allegedly containing objectionable shot of Mallika Sherawat draped in the tri-colour.
That is not the end of the beleaguered Bokadia's troubles. In Rajasthan, the slain nurse Bhanwari Devi's son has obtained a stay order against the film, as it is allegedly based in Bhanwari Devi's life.
On Wednesday morning, Bokadia, hoping against hope to release his film on time, rushed to Patna to attend a court hearing while the producer's brother air dashed to Rajasthan to combat the other legal tangle.
It's a known fact that any film that purports to depict real-life characters in Bollywood tends to get itself into a serious legal situation.
Harassed and anxious, Bokadia says, "My distributors are panicking. It's just 48 hours before release and we're faced with these huge legal problems. On top of all my woes there are the Holi holidays from Thursday. If I don't meet my Friday release I am in a serious financial mess."
About films on real life getting into trouble Bokadia says, "I've repeatedly said Dirty Politics is not about Bhanwari Devi. If people still want to make their presumptions and harass me then what can I do?"
The latest on the film is that the legal issues being resolved and the film is being released in time after all.
Anushka Sharmas NH10 cleared by Censors with cuss words intact to release on 13th March
NH10 team can rejoice. A drama which lasted close to a fortnight has come to an end, what with the film being finally cleared yesterday evening by the Censors. Though there was some brouhaha around the cuss words in the film as well as the violence that it showcases on screen, eventually it was the call of 'all is well' for producers Anushka Sharma, Eros and Phantom.
The film, which has been passed with an 'A' certificate, would release uncut with cuss words intact, except for a couple of places where beeps have been introduced.
Confirms our source, "That's true. It is a major high for all involved as the film would have completely lost its essence had it been edited for its cuss words. NH10 is about a road-trip that Anushka Sharma and Neil Bhoopalam take, and how the antagonist Darshan Kumaar, who plays a local in the film, makes their life miserable. With a set up like this which is realistic, gritty, dark and yet entertaining, it couldn't have taken a candy-floss route. We are glad that Censors saw that point as well and allowed it to be shown uncut. It is a victory for team NH10."
This also brings an end for the waiting period and some moments of uncertainty as the film is now all set for arrival next Friday i.e. February 13.
Mallika Sherawat starrer Dirty Politics banned in Bihar
The upcoming film Dirty Politics has shocked many. Apparently, inspired from the real life story of Bhanwari Devi, the Mallika Sherawat starrer filled with cuss words and explicit scenes, got an A certificate from the censor board but the film finds itself trapped in yet another controversy once again.
At the same time, a petition was filed against the film in Bihar where in certain mentioned scenes had been considered objectionable. The Patna High Court after hearing the petition has banned the release of Dirty Politics and has even sent out a notice to the Censor Board of Film Certification over the matter. The court has further added that the makers will not be allowed to release the film unless the said scenes haven't been removed.
Also, a case has been filed against actress Mallika Sherawat for the poster of the film where she is seen draping our national flag.
Produced and directed by K C Bokadia, Dirty Politics also stars Naseeruddin Shah and Om Puri and is slated to release on March 6.
Sharman Joshi and Zarine Khan to star in Hate Story 3
After the success of Hate Story 2, T-Series is now all set to be back with the next instalment of the film titled Hate Story 3. If market buzz is to be believed then Sharman Joshi and Zarine Khan will be lead pair in this film.
There is also a strong buzz which states that Karan Singh Grover will be signed for the third lead, though nothing has been officially confirmed till now.
Watch this space for developments.