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‘Fanney Khan’ trailer a heartwarming ode to Lata Mangeshkar

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New Delhi, July 6: “I couldn’t be Mohammed Rafi. But I will make you Lata Mangeshkar,” promises papa Anil Kapoor to his overweight screen daughter, the spontaneous and endearing debutante Pihu Sand, whose dreams and aspirations are trailed by her father all the way to the next reality show.

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But wait. If you think this is a routine tearjerker about a failed singer who wants his daughter to fulfill his dreams, then there is much more here to feast on. There is a major goofed-up kidnapping where the stunning Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, playing a singer who seems to be more a dancer, is whisked away by two inept kidnappers, played by Anil and his screen-ally Rajkummar Rao.

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The official remake of a Belgian film “Everybody’s Famous”, “Fanney Khan” is a winsome ode to the imperishable reputation of Lata Mangeshkar as the queen of all things melodious. It spotlights and contours the Nightingale’s aura with endearing humour and warmth and gives us a spunky 17-year old heroine who won’t be cowed down by her parents’ middle-class anxieties.

The trailer gives us some sparkling performances by all the actors.

The narrative seems to be spun around the harsh glare of reality shows where children are constantly subjected to scrutiny and ridicule. At one such event, an insensitive judge is heard telling our young heroine, “Just because your parents have named you Lata, you think you can sing?”

Just because “Fanney Khan” uses the names of singing legends like Lata Mangeshkar and Mohammed Rafi, it doesn’t qualify for greatness.

Having said that, there is a distinct warmth and incredulity to the presentation that are bound to go a long way in making this film sparkle in a melodious rapture.

Fanney Khan is an official remake of 73rd Academy Awards nominee Belgian film Everybody’s Famous! The satirical comedy film released in the year 2000, narrates the story of a young girl who is forced to be a musical star by her parents.

The film marks the reunion of Aishwarya and Anil after a gap of 18 long years. The duo was last seen together in the 2000 film ‘Hamara Dil Aapke Paas Hai’.

Directed by Atul Manjrekar and co-produced by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra and T-Series, Fanney Khan is scheduled to hit the theatres on August 3. It will clash with Irrfan Khan and Dulquer Salmaan starrer ‘Karwaan’ at the box office.

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Bigg Boss 12, Day 61, Written Update:Shivashish insults Bigg Boss, All gets nominated for elimination except Romil

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New Delhi, Nov 16 : Shivashish insulted Biggboss and the Captain orders while BIgg Boss nominated all the members of the house for elimination except Romil .As usual all the members of the house started accusing Sreesanth for not advising Shivashish.Sreesanth has been the target of all the members because they are aware that he is the strongest one but the emotional one and can be provoked with a small issue. Everyone is indulging in giving a bad name to Sreesanth for no reason

As Romil won the captaincy task , he was asked to nominate three contestants to send to the kaalkothri. This time instead of unanimously deciding on the names, Bigg Boss announced that the captain will decide who he wants to send to the kaalkothri on the basis of who broke the maximum rules.Bigg Boss announced that Romil will decide three contestants whom he wanted to nominate for kaalkothri ki sazaa.
Romil’s decided to send Megha, for the ugly fight between her and Deepak.

Shivashish was nominated for threatening Deepak with a fight and his aggression. Shivashish disagreed and refused to take the ticket.

While the third nominated member was Surbhi . She said she wants to go to the jail and started littering in the house.
Seeing the disrespectful attitude of Shivashish,Bigg Boss announced that the entire house will face the consequences by getting nominated for eliminations this week. Romil however will remain safe considering he’s the captain of the house.

Bigg Boss warned the housemates to comply by what the captain decides, otherwise the consequences would be harsh and it will impact everyone. However, Shivashish remained adamant and said he’ll not to go to kaalkothri.

Shivashish is likely to be suspended on Saturday for the bad behaviour . But Deepak adds fuel to the fire by wrongly accusing Shivashish of showing of his rich stature , which Shivashish has never said verbally or has shown off.
Deepak is always seen criticisng everyone and trying to play the card of a sympathy by accusing every celebrity and the others of belonging to a rich background

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Priyanka-Nick wedding: Madhu Chopra in Jodhpur to check preprations

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Jodhpur, Nov 16: Bollywood international actress Priyanka Chopra’s mother Madhu arrived in Jodhpur to check on the wedding preparations for her daughter, who will tie a knot with American singer beau Nick Jonas.

“Mera bahut pasandida shehar hai. Saari duniya chhodkar hum yahaan aaye hain (This is one of my favourite cities. We have chosen this city over the whole world,” Madhu, who spearheads Purple Pebble Pictures along with Priyanka, told the paparazzi here.

On being asked about the wedding preparations, she said: “Ab shaadi dekh lena… abhi se kya bataaun… jab ho jaaye, tab baat karenge (See the wedding. What do I say about it already? We will talk about it when it happens).”

The actress, meanwhile, busy shooting in old Delhi for her upcoming project “The Sky Is Pink” with director Shonali Bose and actor Farhan Akhtar.

Priyanka and Nick are likely to get married soon at the grand Umaid Bhawan Palace here.

The details about the wedding have been kept secret so far, but according to the reports it will be a close-knit family affair and a separate celebration for her film fraternity friends will be held later.

Priyanka came to India to resume shooting for “The Sky Is Pink” after enjoying a bridal shower in New York and then a bachelorette party in Amsterdam and Italy.

In August, Priyanka and Nick had a traditional ‘roka’ ceremony at the actress’ Mumbai residence.

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‘Mowgli…’ crew coming to India for world premiere

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Mumbai, Nov 16: Filmmaker Andy Serkis along with Christian Bale and Freida Pinto will visit Mumbai for the world premiere of their film “Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle”.

The Netflix film will premiere here on November 25. The director’s son, Louis Ashbourne Serkis, and newcomer Rohan Chand, who plays Mowgli in the film, will also join the team for the event, a statement said.

The cast will walk the red-carpet and attend the world premiere screening in Mumbai.

“Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle” will bring the world of Rudyard Kipling’s 1864 classic “The Jungle Book” alive on the big screen, splashed with shades of grey.

“The Jungle Book” tells the story of an Indian boy named Mowgli, wandering in an enchanting Indian forest with an entourage of his animal friends and fighting for survival.

Mowgli’s adventures have made way for several adaptations like the popular eponymous 1967 animated film or Jon Favreau’s similarly titled re-imagination.

Netflix bought the film from Warner Bros. in July. The acquisition is believed to be one of Netflix’s costliest ever purchases. Warner had planned to release the movie in October.

The move is also in line with commitments to give theatrical releases to Alfonso Cuaron’s “Roma,” the Coen brothers’ “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs” and “Bird Box.”

The movie will be available to Netflix members worldwide from December 7.

The cast includes Bale as Bagheera, Cate Blanchett as Kaa, Serkis as Baloo, Naomie Harris as Nisha, Peter Mullan as Akela, Louis as Bhoot Aand Benedict Cumberbatch as Shere Khan with Matthew Rhys and Freida playing key characters from the local village.

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