Kangna Ranaut approached for Italian film
Kangna Ranaut gave us a glimpse of her love for Europe in her previous hit Queen where we spotted the beautiful actress exploring picturesque locales of Paris and Amsterdam. But it seems that Kangna has yet another connection with the continent. The actress has been approached for an Italian film and Kangna has been considering the project for a while now.
Kangna Ranaut has recently been offered the lead role in a film directed by Edoardo de Angelis opposite the popular actor Massimiliano Gallo. The actress believes that this is a consequence to the overwhelming response that she received for her film Queen and since then she has been approached by many European filmmakers. However, Kangna Ranaut is yet to take a call on the film since she has many Bollywood films under her kitty and she is yet to start shooting for them.
Post Queen, Kangna's next film Revolver Rani hit the silver screen in a span of two months but the film failed to make an impact. However, Kangna's role as a dominant, aspiring politician was liked by many. However, even after the release of this film, Kangna has about four films that she is working on currently and hence, she revealed that she won't be able to commit for anymore films until the beginning of 2016.
Kangna Ranaut will soon be seen in Sai Kabir's yet another directorial titled Divine Lovers where she will be paired with Irrfan Khan for the first time. Apart from that she will be seen with Saif Ali Khan in Reema Kagti's next and she will soon start shooting for Nikhil Advani's Katti Batti opposite Imran Khan. Apart from them, she will also star in Tanu Weds Manu sequel where the male lead is yet to be finalized and it will be directed by Anand L. Rai.
UTV signs Sajid Khan to direct next
Sajid Khan's film Humshakals that received a mixed response from the audiences went on to do decent business at the box office. After the film's success, Sajid decided on taking some time off before commencing work on his next. Now we hear that Sajid Khan has been signed on by UTV to direct their next production venture.
Sajid Khan, who has been rather quiet after Humshakals, confirms the development saying, "Yes I have been signed on by UTV to direct their next venture." However, when further quizzed about the details of the film, he firmly says, "Right now I am still in the process of writing the film and locking script, how can I say anything at this point."
On the other hand, looking at Sajid Khan's track record, slapstick comedy has been his trademark genre. With his last release Humshakals, that featured an ensemble cast of Saif Ali Khan, Riteish Deshmukh, Esha Gupta, Bipasha Basu and Tamannaah Bhatia in lead roles, we wonder whether his next will also be comedy.
CBFC refuses to air Race 2 on Doordarshan
After more than a year of its release, Race 2 faces censor troubles owing to its racy content. The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has denied the permission to air this Saif Ali Khan starrer on Doordarshan. However, this is not the first time that a Bollywood film has faced this issue. Previously many films like The Dirty Picture have been under the censorship radar for months owing to its bold content.
Race 2 was one of the most successful films of 2013 and the certification given to the film during the time of release was U/A which means that children above 12 years of age are allowed to view the content. However, due to the stringent rules of the Censor Board, they refused to air the film on Doordarshan stating that the content is not suitable for audience viewing and the theme of the film is titillating.
Producer of Race 2, Ramesh Taurani even approached the higher authorities including the Examining and Revising Committee and even Tribunal but the decision remained the same. Disappointed over this issue, Taurani revealed that as a producer he is bound to suffer minor loss on the satellite revenue but he has accepted this decision.
CBFC CEO Rakesh Kumar has maintained his stand and has claimed that Race 2 will not be screened on Doordarshan.
Directed by Abbas - Mustan, Race 2 is a sequel to Race that stars Saif Ali Khan along with John Abraham, Deepika Padukone, Jacqueline Fernandez, Anil Kapoor and Ameesha Patel. Race 2 is a continuation of its prequel which starred Bipasha Basu as Saif's lover and in his attempt to avenge the death of his lover (Bipasha), Saif decides to enter the brutal world of Indian mafia who are ruling Turkey with the help of his partner Anil Kapoor.
Vikram Bhatts Creature 3D was initially titled Animal
With the recent trailer release of Creature 3D, filmmaker Vikram Bhatt is all set to introduce a new kind of animal species. However, prior to titling the film Creature, Vikram Bhatt had narrowed down many titles and had finalized 'Animal'. However, he could not go ahead with the film title, since it was already registered with Farah Khan's husband Shirish Kunder (who had last directed Akshay, Sonakshi starrer Joker).
When Vikram Bhatt approached Shirish for the title, he refused to give it to Mr. Bhatt. Talking about it, the director says, "When I wrote the script, I thought the name fitted really well. Also, it wouldn't have given people the impression that it is a horror film, which is of utmost importance. Then I found out that Shirish Kunder owns the title. So, I approached his wife, Farah Khan, with whom I share a great rapport," says Vikram.
But Shirish Kunder refused to give the title as he is working on a film with the same title. "I really wanted it for my film, but I understand that Shirish, too, is working on his movie, and that's the reason he could not help me. I am not upset with him." adds Vikram Bhatt.
It was his daughter Krishna who helped him in finding a new title revealed the filmmaker. "I could not think of the obvious. But Krishna helped me find the current title, and I am very happy with it. I realize now that nothing could have been more fitting than this one.
Producer Bhushan Kumar says, "Vikram Bhatt was keen to have Animal as the title. But Creature 3D is a better title and is apt for the film."
Creature 3D starring Bipasha Basu and Imran Abbas produced under the banner of T-series is slated for 12th September 2014 release.
Scoop Dia Mirza and Sahil Singha to get married on October 18
It's an October wedding for the lovely Dia Mirza and her soft spoken fiance Sahil Sangha.
Confirming this Dia Mirza says, "We've finally zeroed in on a date for our wedding. It's October 18. That's the date when Sahil and I will be married."
The wedding which will take place in Delhi would be an intimate affair attended only by close relatives and friends of the couple. Dia Mirza is likely to later host a lavish reception in Mumbai for her friends from the entertainment industry.
Incidentally, Sahil's family is largely based in Delhi. The wedding will therefore happen in Delhi. "It was the two families' decision to have the wedding in Delhi on the chosen date," says Dia Mirza happily.