Connect with us

Entertainment

Ajay Devgn to play ‘Chanakya’ in Neeraj Pandey’s next film

Published

on

Ajay Devgn Chanakya

New Delhi, July 11: Bollywood star Ajay Devgn is on a roll with his signing spree as he is now all set to play the role of one of the greatest thinkers in the Indian History, ‘Chanakya’.

Devgn took to his Twitter handle on Wednesday to make the announcement.

“Looking forward to playing #Chanakya, a film about one of the greatest thinkers in Indian History, directed by @neerajpofficial @RelianceEnt @FFW_Official @PlanC_Studios @ShitalBhatiaFFW”, he wrote.

Talking about the film in a statement, Ajay said, “I am truly looking forward to playing Chanakya. I’ve followed Neeraj Pandey’s work closely and I know Neeraj will tell this story with the clarity and passion with which it needs to be told.”

Neeraj Pandey is known for films like Special 26, A Wednesday, Baby, and Rustom among others. Commenting on the film, Pandey said, “I have been developing this film on Chanakya for quite some time now. It’s an exciting work of passion for me and I am sure the audiences will love Ajay in his portrayal of the visionary genius.”

The film will be produced by Reliance Entertainment, Friday Filmworks, and Plan C Studios.

Born in the 4th century BC, Chanakya was not only a great warrior but more known as a teacher, economist, and a political advisor. He played a key role in the establishment of the dynasty of Chandragupta Maurya and was known as Kautilya or Vishnugupta. He also wrote Chanakya Niti and Arthshashtra.

WeForNews

Entertainment

Checkout inside pics from Kareena Kapoor’s midnight Birthday Bash

Published

on

Kareena Kapoor Khan

Mumbai, Sep 21: Actress Kareena Kapoor Khan is celebrating her 38th birthday today.

On the eve of Bebo’s Birthday, her family members threw a little midnight birthday party at her Mumbai residence on Thursday.

Kareena’s sister Karisma Kapoor and sister-in-law Soha Ali Khan shared glimpses from Kareena’s midnight birthday bash.

In the group pictures, we spotted Kareena’s actor husband Saif Ali Khan and Soha’s actor husband Kunal Kemmu along with Kareena and Karisma’s parents Randhir Kapoor and Babita and uncle Kunal Kapoor, who attended with his children Shaira and Zahan.

Karisma took to Instagram to share fun moments from the night. In the one with Kareena, both the actors look casual chic in blue denims and tees. “Happy birthday to the bestest sister ever! ❤️❤️❤️ #mypillar#mybestfriend,” Karsima captioned it.

Check out all the inside pictures from Bebo’s birthday celebrations:

View this post on Instagram

Family fun ❤️ #birthdaygirl #bebo #ourrockstar 🌟 #lafamilia

A post shared by KK (@therealkarismakapoor) on

View this post on Instagram

❤❤❤❤

A post shared by Kareena Kapoor Khan (@therealkareenakapoor) on

View this post on Instagram

Sparkle and shine !!! Happy birthday !!! ❤️❤️🎂

A post shared by Soha (@sakpataudi) on

View this post on Instagram

Birthday boomerang!!!

A post shared by Soha (@sakpataudi) on

Kareena Kapoor is her family’s rockstar which is all her birthday cake tells us.

kareena birthday cake

Looks like the Kapoors and Khan had a blast last night.

On the work front, Kareena is currently busy with her next film ‘Good News’, co-starring Akshay Kumar and Kiara Advani and which will be produced by Karan Johar. Kareena will also feature in Karan Johar-directed Takht, which also stars Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt, Janhvi Kapoor, Vicky Kaushal and Bhumi Pednekar.

WeForNews

Continue Reading

Entertainment

Nawazuddin’s ‘Manto’ morning shows cancelled; Nandita Das disappointed

Published

on

Manto
Nawazuddin Siddiqui in still from 'Manto'

New Delhi, Sep 21: There was no first day, first show for Nawazuddin Siddiqui starrer “Manto” in several cities in India, and that left the actress-filmmaker  Nandita Das” hugely disappointed”.

“Manto”, co-produced by HP Studios, Filmstock and Viacom18 Motion Pictures, traces the life of writer Saadat Hasan Manto. Nawazuddin Siddiqui has brought the character to life.

The film released on Friday. But its morning shows were cancelled in several cities like Delhi, Noida, Mumbai, Pune and Ahmedabad.

After getting several personal messages and coming across many posts complaining of show cancellations on Twitter, Nandita tweeted: “This is shocking! I just got a similar message from a friend in Ahmedabad… What’s going on? Viacom18 BookMyShow”

“Hugely disappointed… Six years of work and many people’s collective intent and commitment was to find its culmination this morning. Am assured by Viacom18 it will be fixed at noon today. Please let us know if it hasn’t been. Spreading Mantoiyat will not stop,” she added.

The issue came to light when one user wrote: “‘Manto’ morning shows cancelled all over India? That is what Mall of India folks from PVR Cinemas are telling me as they refuse to give me show tickets. Many others being refused. They say distributor issues. Happening all over India it seems.”

One user said “same is the condition in Pune they are saying that the shows are cancelled all over India”, while another said: “Couldn’t book my ticket in Mumbai also”.

It left many wondering about the reason behind the cancellation.

“We would like to inform you that due to some technical glitch, the shows of the movie, ‘Manto’ were cancelled. However, we would never want you to miss out on good cinema and are trying our best to bring you the shows of this most awaited movie. Stay tuned to our app/website for latest updates regarding this,” read a response from the official Twitter handle PVR Support.

Cinépolis India also came forward to explain the reason behind the issue.

“Hi! Apologies! We wish to inform you that we’ve received the print now and we’ll be playing the next show at 1.25 p.m. You can book your tickets for the same via our website/app or at the Box Office,” a post on their official Twitter account read.

When one user expressed his disappointment over missing a “great movie”, Nandita wrote: “That’s what the distribution team of Viacom18 is supposed to do. They are checking. Rest assure ‘Manto’ will reach you. The story must be told and heard. Thank you all for your interest and support. Please keep me posted.”

The film follows the most tumultuous years in the life of the iconoclastic writer Manto and those of the countries — India and Pakistan — which Manto inhabited and chronicled.

Manto

The film stars Rasika Dugal as Manto’s wife and Tahir Raj Bhasin, Rishi Kapoor and Divya Dutta in key roles.

WeForNews

Continue Reading

Entertainment

Richa Chadha faces racism in Georgia

Published

on

Richa Chadha

Tbilisi, Sep 20: Indian actress Richa Chadha on Thursday took to Twitter to share her experience of meeting a “racist officer” at passport control while exiting Georgia.

“Met a racist AF officer at the passport control, while exiting Georgia. Slammed my passport on the desk, twice…muttered under her breath in Georgian, yelled and asked me to hurry. Sad that people like her are the last ones we perhaps see on exiting the country,” Richa wrote.

She also mentioned meeting “the gentlest cabbie” here.

“He was so sweet, he changed my experience of the city, refused a tip, smiled throughout. We communicated only through gestures but I could feel his heart,” she tweeted.

Richa visited Georgia to shoot for the second instalment of Excel Entertainments “Inside Edge”. She will reprise her role as Mumbai Maverick team owner Zarina Malik.

The show also stars Vivek Anand Oberoi and Angad Bedi.

Apart from this, Richa will also be seen in Anubhav Sinha’s “Abhi Toh Party Shuru Hui Hai”, Ashwini Iyer Tiwari’s “Panga” and a biopic on southern actress Shakeela.

IANS

Continue Reading
Advertisement

Most Popular