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Ajay Devgn To Produce Biopic on Baba Ramdev

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NewDelhi, June14: The biopic trend has gripped the entertainment industry real hard. Right from Sanjay Dutt biography to Manmohan Singh biopic, Bollywood seems to be smitten with the genre.

Now, Ajay Devgn who is currently trending on the internet for his impressive and promising look in Baadshaho, is all set to make a bopic on Ramdev Baba, according to a Mumbai Mirror report. The biopic will be a television series and is likely to roll out this year end itself, report added.

For the project, Devgn will be collaborating with filmmaker Abhinav Shukla.The report suggests that the television show will be named Swami Baba Ramdev: The Untold Story, and would entail the entire journey of Ramdev and his associate Balakrishna – from being ordinary citizens to becoming global icons. It is also reported that the show is expected to go on floors by the end of 2017.

Apparently, actor Vikrant Massey, who is riding high after the applauds garnered by his film A Death in the Gunj, was roped in to play the role of Ramdev in the show, but somehow things didn’t work out between the actor and the makers.

According to a Filmfarereport, Massey had in fact already got into the look, by growing his hair and beard. He was reportedly also meant to spend some time with the yoga-guru to pick up the nitty-gritties and also learn some Yoga postures and techniques, in order to don the role as convincingly as possible. But, he moved out of the show citing personal reasons.

Massey spoke to Mumbai Mirror and confirmed the news by saying, “Yes I had started prep but have since opted out for personal reasons. I wish the team luck.”

Meanwhile, Ajay Devgn is all set for Milan Luthria next Baadsaaho, which also features Emraan Hashmi in a pivotal role. The film marks the third collaboration between Emraan Hashmi and Ajay Devgn after Dil To Bachcha Hai Ji and the superhit Once Upon A Time In Mumbai.

Produced by Bhushan Kumar and Krishan Kumar, the film is slated to release on September 1, 2017. Ileana D’Cruz and Esha Gupta will also be seen in leading roles.

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Amitabh Bachchan meets Twitter officials

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Mumbai, Feb 19: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who threatened to quit Twitter after losing followers earlier this month, met some officials from the micro-blogging site to understand the digital platform.

He says the working on the micro-blogging platform is very apparent.

“The Twitter team came from across the seas to visit me at work and to explain to me how Twitter works… Thank you,” Big B tweeted late on Sunday.

“The truth of the working is so apparent,” he added.

On February 1, the cine icon threatened to quit Twitter, accusing the micro-blogging website of reducing his followers. That time, the fan following of Big B quickly dropped from 33 million to 32.9 million.

Also Read: Amitabh Bachchan decides to leave Twitter as SRK scores 32.9 Mn followers

At present, his following is 33.1 million.

On the film front, the actor will be seen in “102 Not Out”, “Thugs of Hindostan” and “Brahmastra”.

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Emraan Hashmi, Rishi Kapoor to unite for Jeethu Joseph’s horror thriller

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New Delhi, Feb 19: Malayalam filmmaker Jeethu Joseph, known for directing the super hit thriller Drishyam, starring Mohanlal, is making his Bollywood debut. The director will be making a horror thriller, which will star Emraan Hashmi and Rishi Kapoor in the lead.

AZURE Entertainment and Viacom18 Motion Pictures announced a collaboration to produce Jeethu Joseph’s Hindi film debut on Monday in a statement.

“Directing a Hindi feature film has been on the anvil for some time and I have been waiting for the right story.

“This crime mystery thriller with elements of horror has excited me tremendously and we have got perfect casting for the two protagonists in the film. I am looking forward to start the film at the earliest,” said Joseph.

Trade analyst Taran Adarsh also tweeted about the film saying, “Acclaimed filmmaker Jeethu Joseph, who has directed a number of top grossing Malayalam films, including the Mohanlal starrer #Drishyam, will direct his first Hindi film… A crime thriller with elements of horror… Stars Rishi Kapoor and Emraan Hashmi…contd. The Rishi Kapoor – Emraan Hashmi starrer directed by Jeethu Joseph is not titled yet.. Will be presented by Viacom18 Motion Pictures and produced by Sunir Kheterpal… The film will be shot in a single schedule between May and July this year..”

The yet untitled film will be shot in a single schedule between May and July.

Emraan said that the project will be “a riveting, nail biting treat for fans of the genre and with Jeethu at the helm of things. I’m confident the film will be a game changer”.

Ajit Andhare, Chief Operating Officer, Viacom18 Motion Pictures, said: “Ever since we produced ‘Drishyam’, a Hindi remake of Jeethu Joseph’s original masterpiece, we have been looking for a subject to make with Jeethu in Hindi.”

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Ahead of ‘Baaghi 2’ Trailer, makers announce ‘Baaghi 3’

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Mumbai, Feb 19: While everyone is eagerly waiting for the trailer of Tiger Shroff-Disha Patani starrer Baaghi 2, which releases two days later on February 21, the makers of the film have officially announced the release of the third film, Baaghi 3 which will again star Tiger Shroff and will be helmed by choreographer-turned-director Ahmed Khan. The name of the leading lady has not been revealed. 

The “Baaghi 3” announcement was made on Monday through official Nadiadwala Grandson Twitter handle.

The post read: “Our excitement level has just tripled! We are thrilled to share the third instalment of Sajid Nadiadwala’s ‘Baaghi’ franchise, starring Tiger Shroff directed by Ahmed Khan.”

Tiger will start shooting for the third instalment of “Baaghi” in China in December. Later the film’s team will head to Japan.

This is Tiger’s fourth collaboration with Sajid after his debut film “Heropanti”, “Baaghi” and “Baaghi 2”.

Talking about the movie, Sajid said: “‘Baaghi 2’ has been a fruitful journey and a beautiful experience for all of us.

“Tiger is a talented and dedicated actor. Ditto Ahmed Khan, who has helmed the film. Together, we have a great story to tell in ‘Baaghi 3’. I am happy to announce this film even before the trailer of ‘Baaghi 2’ is out.”

Meanwhile, Baaghi 2 is slated to release on March 30. The film is produced by Sajid Nadiadwala under the banner Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment and presented by Fox Star Studios.

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The trailer of “Baaghi 2”, which also features Disha Patani, will be out on Wednesday(February 21).

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