Namrata Singh Gujral’s 5 Weddings trailer kicks off with a serious conversation between a journalist and her editor. “If you write an Indian-themed story, you may become the editor-in-chief of Sterling online,” says the editor of a posh American magazine. When Nargis Fakhri’s boss assigns her to do a story on weddings in India, Fakhri replies that she can’t think of two things she hates more. “But you’re from India,” her boss says.
Two Indian movies of different genres are ready to impress the international audience – one is the Indian-Hollywood production 5 Weddings and the second one is Telugu film titled C/o Kancharapalem.
I’ve been approached for the remake of Raat Aur Din, which is a great opportunity, and what’s funny is while filming Shabd, Sanju sir (Sanjay Dutt) said he’d have loved for me to play the part, and I was very touched.Studio 18 Productions announced a biopic on late Velupillai Prabhakaran, chief of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), a militant organisation that sought to create an independent Tamil state in the north and east of Sri Lanka.
In 1969, late Bollywood actress Nargis played the role of a woman with split personality in Raat Aur Din. Directed by Satyen Bose, Varun is a simple homemaker by day, who calls herself Peggy at night and walks around the streets of Calcutta. The film fetched the actress a National Award that year for her powerful performance in the film.
Actress Nargis Fakhri has taken a jibe at the pregnancy rumours and said that she is not expecting a baby.
Manisha Koirala is all set to don the role of Nargis Dutt in the upcoming biopic on Sanjay Dutt’s life, which will helmed by Rajkumar Hirani. After casting actors Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, and Sonam Kapoor, the popular 90s star was roped in to play the role of Sanjay Dutt’s mother in the movie. The director apparently had no one other than the Dil Se actress in mind when it came to casting someone to essay the iconic Nargis.
Actress Nargis Fakhri has lost Rs 6 Lakh to fraudulent transactions made on her credit card in the United States. Reportedly, her card was used 14 times in a four-and-half hour period, between 3:55 am and 8:22 am IST on Monday. Nargis is a US citizen and was in Mumbai at the time of the incident.
Nargis Fakhri and Anil Kapoor showcased their short films at the launch of the LG G Flex2 in Mumbai.
The Saahasam team shot a special song in the city recently, starring Nargis Fakhri. Called Kaarathil Kaarathil Chilli Iva, no expense was spared in the making of this number – a grand set was specially built for it, and 50 Russian dancers were flown in to be a part of the shooting. A 100 backup dancers were also roped in for the track. Raju Sundaram choreographed the song while Soundararajan handled the cinematography. Madan Karky has penned the lyrics.
Bollywood actress Nargis Fakhri is all set to debut in Tamil. She will do a special appearance in a song alongside actor Prashanth in his upcoming movie Saahasam. A leading choreographer is expected to be a part of the flick to make sure the song is perfectly executed. Directed by Arun Raj Verma, the film is a remake of the Telugu movie, Julayi. Nasser and Thulasi will essay the roles of actor Prashanth’s parents while Devi Sri Prasad composes music.
The film invests considerable time on Veena (played by Nargis) spending time with her new friend Dileep (played by Dilip Kumar), getting to know him better, listening to him sing, playing tennis with him, and even gently flirting. As audiences, we are led to believe that the frisson between them was mutually felt, and perhaps it was.
The song Mere khwabon mein tum is alluring even visually, with Kishore Kumar singing both on and off stage; and Meena Kumari (as Mala in the film), joining him, waltzing and dancing, and expressively looking into his eyes.The disjunct I experienced was one of trying to fit a pre-Partition voice to the modernity of another film, or creating a seamlessness between long-suffering looks and the sweetness of Mangeshkar’s voice – both of which Meena Kumari escapes in Naya Andaz.
With new releases on Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Zee5, and Disney Plus Hotstar, here’s our list of the top 10 films and TV shows to watch this week, between December 11 and December 17.
The trailer of director Anurag Basu’s upcoming dark anthology comedy film Ludo released on Monday. The film, set to premiere on Netflix on November 12, stars Rajkummar Rao, Pankaj Tripathi, Abhishek Bachchan, Aditya Roy Kapur, Fatima Sana Shaikh, Sanya Malhotra, Rohit Saraf, Pearle Maaney and Inayat Verma in pivotal roles.
Netflix India released the first look of upcoming film The WhiteTiger, starring Priyanka Chopra and Rajkumar Rao on Twitter. This will be the first time the two actors collaborate.
On July 15, several Bollywood celebrities took to social media to release videos and boomerangs (videos on Instagram) of themselves waiting to announce something significant but refraining from doing so while shouting out loud the words ‘Come On Netflix’. Their posts also carried the words as a hashtag which went viral piquing the curiosity of Twitterati and people on the ‘Gram. Netflix also put out a tweet with three of the zipped mouth emojis and the hashtag.
Come August, and Janmashtami, and coastal Karnataka comes alive with the beat of drums and the pomp and colour associated with ‘hulivesha’. Young boys and older men, some even in their 70s, walk on streets painted like tigers and go from home to home or gather in a common place and dance their hearts out with feline grace.
Directed by debutant Pichumani, the film is an action comedy drama starring Jai and Reba Monica John. Jointly produced by Nithin Sathyaa and Badri Kasthuri, Jarugandi also features Daniel Annie Pope, Robo Shankar, Bose Venkat and Amit Tiwari in pivotal roles.Directed by Gaurav K Chawla, the film is a business crime drama starring Saif Ali Khan, Radhika Apte and debutant Rohan Mehra in the lead. The film is set in the backdrop of money, power and business, and the stock market.
Gangster Abu Salem has sent a legal notice to the makers of Sanju stating that he has been erroneously depicted in the film which has caused him ‘pain and disrepute’.
Manisha Koirala, who made a strong comeback recently with Lust Stories on Netflix, is cherishing the love that has come her way for her portrayal of Reena, a woman in a relationship with her husband’s best friend.
Deva Katta, who is set to make his Bollywood directorial debut with Sanjay Dutt, has bagged yet another big project. While the director is remaking his Telugu film Prasthanam in Hindi, he will also be teaming up with director SS Rajamouli for The Rise Of Sivagami, the prequel to the mammoth hit series, Baahubali.
Director Rajkumar Hirani has thanked his fans for watching Sanju in the theatres, instead of watching a pirated version of it and for bringing to his notice a leaked copy of the Sanjay Dutt biopic which was being circulated online.