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Kashmir forms Indian bond with Tom Cruise’s latest ‘Mission Impossible’

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Tom Cruise and the IMF crew in a still from Mission Impossible Fallout.

Paris, July 11: Hollywood icon Tom Cruise along with his “Mission Impossible” lands in Indias Kashmir to stop a sinister plot. Before you jump the gun, thats how India finds a place in the narrative of the upcoming “Mission: Impossible – Fallout”.

From the start to the thrilling climax scene, there are many points in the upcoming sixth part of the franchise with a ‘desi’ twist. And they bring Impossible Mission Force agent Ethan Hunt, essayed by Cruise, to India to save the world.

There might be several references to India in the film with the whole final sequence set in the country, but the makers didn’t shoot the movie in India transforming a valley in New Zealand into a small village of Kashmir to shoot the portion.

It starts with an epidemic breaking out in Kashmir, with the country coming on the radar of the after-effects of an attack in several cities around the world.

To wrap the affairs and save the world, the team crosses borders and heads to Kashmir to avert the danger which is threatening a large population of three countries. It is followed by the stuff which has always remained a favourite among the audiences — thrilling action scenes.

From scenes of day-to-day life in Kashmir to an adrenaline-pumping helicopter chase sequence and crash in the snow-capped mountains and a mention of the Indian Army — the film has an action-packed ‘desi’ bond.

The world of the latest “Mission Impossible” film is brought alive by the direction of Christopher McQuarrie, who is the first filmmaker ever to return to direct a second film in the franchise, after “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation”. He has also written the script and backed the project as a producer.

Back in 2017, there were reports citing reasons behind the team not coming to India. But no official statement was released about it.

McQuarrie told IANS here that the makers wanted to come to India to shoot the scenes, but their plan of action came in between.

“We wouldn’t have had a permission to shoot a helicopter chase sequence anywhere in the world apart from New Zealand,” he said following the film’s screening for select media from across the world here.

When it comes to India, Cruise shares a special ‘desi’ bond with the place. He even came down to the country back in 2011 to promote his “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol”, which featured Indian actor Anil Kapoor. Cruise took out time from his work trip and explored the country and went to Agra to see the Taj Mahal.

For “Mission: Impossible – Fallout”, actors Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, Alec Baldwin, Michelle Monaghan and Sean Harris are reprising their roles, while Henry Cavill are Vanessa Kirby are joining the cast. The film franchise is about the TV series that ran from 1966 to 1973 and narrates the adventures of Hunt on several missions to save the world.

Starting with the first part in 1996, the franchise has grossed $2.78 billion worldwide so far.

The Paramount Pictures movie will be distributed in India by Viacom18 Motion Pictures. It is set to release in India on July 27 in English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.

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Amitabh Bachchan clicking selfies with Ranbir , see photos

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Ranbir Kapoor and Amitabh Bachchan were seen clicking selfies on the streets of New York.

Brahmstra’ co-stars Amitabh Bachchan and Ranbir Kapoor are currently shooting in New York  and Megastar took to his Twitter to share the pictures and wrote, “T 2874 – Out on a walk on the streets of NYC with THE Ranbir Kapoor .. selfies and all ..” While the men are here having fun, we wonder what Alia Bhatt was doing.

 

Amitabh Bachchan wore a white sweatshirt with black track pants, while Ranbir donned a blue-green jacket with blue denim. The actors wore similar looking white sneakers and finished the look with trendy sunglasses.

The stars are currently in New York to shoot for ‘Brahmastra’, first from the trilogy to be produced by none other than Karan Johar.

One can  get a glimpse of what is actually happening on the sets of the film. “Sitting under the branches of ISHY, no its not a pet name from the member unit, but the name of the coffee hot chocolate cookie by the road, sophisticated ‘dhaba’, en route to the studio for work, or impending work ..,” the photo caption read.

 

This is the first time that Bachchan and Kapoor will be sharing the screen space.

Directed by Ayan Mukerji, the movie also stars Alia Bhatt, Mouni Roy and Tollywood star Nagarjuna.
The flick will hit the big screens on August 15, 2019.

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Actor Siddharth Shukla arrested for rash driving

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Mumbai, July 22 : Actor Siddharth Shukla of Balika Vadhu was arrested on the charges of rash driving after he crashed his BMW X5 sports utility vehicle in Mumbai’s Oshiwara area on Saturday evening.

Shukla’s BMW X5 sports utility vehicle hit three cars before mounting the road divider around 6 pm.
37-year old was heading to his Evershine Complex residence when he lost control of his BMW car and hit an Innova.Due to the impact, the MUV went on to hit two more cars. Three people suffered minor injuries in the incident and the actor did not suffer any injury.

Shukla was taken into custody and sent for a medical examination.

The police have registered a case of rash driving.

He has also acted in the films Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania and Soorma.

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Kangana Ranaut’s ‘Manikarnika’ to clash with Hrithik Roshan’s ‘Super 30’

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Mumbai, July 21: Kangana Ranaut and Hrithik Roshan will clash again — this time at the box office. The actress’ “Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi” has been locked for release on January 25, 2019, when Hrithik’s “Super 30” will also release.

The two actors were involved in a row which began after Kangana hinted at Hrithik being her “ex-boyfriend”. What followed was an exchange of legal complaints and mud-slinging.

Now their films are set to clash on the Republic Day 2019 weekend.

Zee Studios and producer Kamal Jain on Saturday announced the release date of their magnum opus “Manikarnika – The Queen of Jhansi”, in which Kangana will bring alive the “extraordinary tale of strength and valour that inspired Indians across generations”. The film is directed by Krish.

Hrithik’s “Super 30″, meanwhile”, will see him take on the role of real-life mathematics wizard Anand Kumar, who teaches 30 meritorious and talented candidates each year from economically backward sections for the entrance examination for the Indian Institute of Technology. The actor has been upbeat about playing a man from Bihar and flaunts a simpleton’s look for the movie.

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The period drama ‘Manikarnika’ also features Atul Kulkarni as Tatya Tope, Sonu Sood as Sadashiv and Ankita Lokhande as Jhalkarbai.

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It is backed by Reliance Entertainment and Phantom Films and directed by Vikas Bahl.

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