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Amitabh Bachchan suffers from strained neck



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Mumbai, March 20 

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan was spotted wearing a neck brace, and he says it’s due to a strained neck caused by stunts he did in his younger days.

The 74-year-old thespian was photographed wearing a neck brace while he attended his daughter-in-law and actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s father’s funeral here on March 18.

“Many have, yes, seen the picture with the neck brace and have expressed either exclamation or remedy, or surprise… It’s factual and it’s on my neck, because the neck is strained. These are recurrences of old action and stunt injuries right from the time of ‘Don’ and several other films that came after that have involved my physical movements for action deeds going horribly wrong,” Amitabh wrote on his blog.

“The cervical has undergone so many damage inflicting stunts that several vertebrae are damaged, out of position, infected with trauma, and several other complicated medical terminology which I just cannot understand… Resulting in any act or movement or subjection to an awkward resting position, those vertebrae move about again out of position, making it impossible for me to sit stand sleep rest in any position whatsoever,” he added.

Amitabh said there were no safety devices during their times.

“It was raw it was real and it was injury-centric. We jumped from heights without protection, without soft landing gear, without harnesses that most actors deploy now and without face replacement,” he added.

The “Piku” star calls face replacement a “wonderful technological invention”.

“Where a double or a duplicate can make the 1960s jump and his face is replaced by the main artist’s… So, on screen it looks as if the hero did it… Difficult bike sequences, which involve dangerous riding skills are never with the leading man… They are done with duplicates and the face replaced with that of the leading man,” he added.

Amitabh says special effects and VFX has made an actor’s life and work easy.

“VFX is expensive stuff. Replication of every action of the actor can be pre captured and through replacement made to look real… You need never go to Mt Everest, but you could be put there on top,” he said.



Revealed! Sara Ali Khan to star opposite Ranveer Singh in ‘Simmba’



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Mumbai, March 20: While reports suggested Janhvi Kapoor and Priya Prakash Varrier were being considered, it has now been confirmed by the makers that it is Saif Ali Khan and Amrita Singh’s daughter Sara Ali Khan who will play the female lead in the Rohit Shetty directorial Simmba. Sara will share screen space with Ranveer Singh in the cop drama, which will hit the screens on December 28, 2018.

Ace filmmaker Karan Johar, who is producing the film under his production banner Dharma Productions, took to Twitter to confirm the news.

“Sara Ali Khan in #Simmba with @RanveerOfficial directed by ROHIT SHETTY! Releasing on the 28th of December 2018 ! This winter gets hotter!!!!” he wrote.

Sara is currently shooting for her debut film Kedarnath. The film, which also stars Sushant Singh Rajput, is expected to release on December 28, 2018. If the makers of Simmba and Kedarnath stick to their release dates, Sara will have two releases in the space of one week. Now, that would be a dream launch.

Simmba is the official Bollywood remake of Jr NTR’s Telugu hit Temper. “We have bought the rights of Temper but our film is not exactly a remake. We wanted to take four-five scenes from Temper but we thought it’s better to buy the rights. It’s what we did with Singham,” Rohit Shetty was quoted as saying in an earlier interview.

In Simmba, Ranveer Singh will be seen playing the role of a police officer for the first time in his career.

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Madhuri Dixit takes Sridevi’s place in Abhishek Varman’s film



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Mumbai, March 20: Madhuri Dixit has been cast in a role which was to be played by Sridevi in Abhishek Varman’s new directorial, the late actress’ daughter Janhvi Kapoor said on Monday.

“Abhishek Varman’s next film was very close to mom’s heart… Dad, Khushi and I are thankful to Madhuriji for now being a part of this beautiful film,” Janhvi posted on her Instagram page.

She also shared a warm photograph featuring Madhuri and Sridevi, who were considered professional rivals at one point in their careers.

Sridevi, last seen on-screen in “Mom”, died on February 24 in Dubai.


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‘Race 3’ poster: Salman Khan introduces himself as the “selfless” Sikander



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Mumbai, March 19: Superstar Salman Khan on Monday treated his fans to the first look from his much-anticipated film “Race 3”. He will be seen as racer Sikander, who is smart, emotional but mysterious as well.

With a serious look on his face, the actor is seen wearing a smart suit with stylish glares and holding a gun in the image.

“I will introduce my ‘Race 3’ family to you this week… My name is Sikander. Selfless over selfish. ‘Race 3’ this Eid,” Salman posted on Twitter while sharing the image.

Directed by Remo D’souza, “Race 3” also stars Bobby Deol, Jacqueline Fernandez, Daisy Shah, Saqib Saleem and Anil Kapoor.

His co-stars got together to post different facets of Sikander’s personality.

Anil shared: “Introducing our first racer, Sikander… For him family isn’t a word, it’s a sentence.”

Jacqueline gave a hint of the storyline with a post: “Meet Sikander, the mystery you can’t solve.”

Bobby defined his character as the “perfect friend and perfect partner”, and Saqib Saleem wrote: “He is faster than head and heart.”

Co-presented by Tips Films and Salman Khan Films, “Race 3” is produced by Ramesh S. Taurani.

Shot in Bangkok and Mumbai along with Abu Dhabi, the third instalment of the “Race” franchise is slated to release in June around Eid this year.

The film’s 35 day shoot in six locations across Abu Dhabi has already begun.


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