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Prabhas Orders Reshoot of Saaho

It was widely reported that Mumbai schedule that began recently would be the last shooting program for Prabhas starrer “Saaho” but the movie has not yet wrapped up.

Buzz is that Prabhas is not happy with certain portions of the movie.

Prabhas wants everything in the film look lavish and each episode be stunning. He doesn’t want to compromise on the quality.

Though he is totally loved the action episodes filmed by Hollywood choreographer Kenny Bates, Prabhas is certainly not happy with the recently shot sequences.

“Saaho” is an action adventure that is being made with whopping Rs 300 Cr budget.

The production house UV Creations is not leaving any stone unturned to make it a glitzy action affair.

Everything in the film will be on par with international standards. Since a lot is riding on this film that already created records in terms of pre-release business, Prabhas is particular about the quality.

After completing the current schedule, Prabhas will take final call on which portions should be filmed again. So, the movie’s shoot will only be wrapped next month.

“Saaho” is slated for August 15 release.

Actor turns entrepreneur, to empower women

Actor Arjun Kapoor has turned co-investor for a home food delivery company, which will empowering women.

“My aim at investing in is to contribute towards a larger societal purpose — of empowering the homemakers to contribute towards their family income,” Arjun said in a statement.

“It not only boosts household income leading to a better lifestyle but also drives gender parity for the woman at home or in her neighbourhood. To me, that’s a tiny step towards parity, towards empowerment in society at large,” added the “Ki & Ka” actor, who has always supported equality for women.

The 33-year-old actor said that by signing the platform, women can convert their valuable skill set into an economic asset for themselves and their families.

Led by CEO Vedant Kanoi and co-founder Sanjhi Rajgarhia, the food delivery platform runs on the premise of home cooks delivering hygienic and home cooked food to customers from their kitchens.

For Kanoi, having a “socially conscious youth icon” like Arjun’s support is a dream come true.

“He has enjoyed the homemade food by our talented home chefs in Delhi and we’re excited to have his support to grow our initiative to new cities,” he said.

Ranveer to train with Kapil for 10 days in Delhi

Actor Ranveer Singh is set to make Delhi his home for the next 10 days. He will live with and train with Kapil Dev to pick nuances from the former Indian cricket captain for the film “’83”.

Ranveer, who is known to immerse himself in serious preparation for his roles — whether it be Alauddin Khilji in “Padmaavat” or Murad in “Gully Boy” — is doing it no differently for “’83”, which will tell the tale of India’s victory in the 1983 Cricket World Cup.

For his role as Kapil Dev on screen in the Kabir Khan directorial, Ranveer has already trained a bit with the cricket icon. But he is now looking forward to “spending more time” with him.

“I’m looking forward to spending more time with Kapil sir. He is kind, generous, warm and funny. I had a memorable two days with him in Dharamsala. I’m going to spend more time with him in Delhi to learn more about him,” the actor said in a statement.

“It’s a first of its kind exercise in my acting process where I’ll be studying the man himself in the flesh for my on screen portrayal of him. I’m thrilled to have this opportunity to learn about life from a true legend,” he added.

According to a source close to the film, which is presented by Reliance Entertainment, Ranveer has a set plan for his Delhi trip.

“He wants to see, live and breathe Kapil before he starts shooting.”

Charmee Wants to Marry Trisha

In a rather bold manner, Charmee wished Trisha on her birthday. Trisha has turned 36 today (May 4).

Trisha and Charmee not only shared screen space together in films like “Pournami”, they are also good friends.

While wishing Trisha, Charmee said let us get married. Since it (same-sex marriage) is legal now, there is no harm in proposing, Charmee implied.

Recently Supreme court gave judgment in favour of LGTB community and allowed same-sex relationships.

She was jokingly put this tweet to show how much she adores her but Charmee’s bold tweet went viral.

Actress gifts herself a brand new luxury car

Actress Katrina Kaif is loving her new car, which she proudly showed off to fans via her social media page.

“Thank you Modi Motors, Jaguar Land Rover, Worli, for the wonderful experience,” Katrina wrote on Instagram along with a photograph in which she is seen leaning against her new luxury car Range Rover.

Katrina looks stylish in a short red dress with a denim shrug.

The car was reportedly gifted by her former boyfriend and superstar Salman Khan, her co-star in the upcoming film “Bharat”.

In another post, Katrina shared a shot of herself behind the wheels but in another vehicle from “on location” for “Bharat”.

The Ali Abbas Zafar directorial brings Katrina and Salman together on screen again after films like “Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya”, “Yuvvraaj”, “Partner”, “Ek Tha Tiger” and “Tiger Zinda Hai”.

The real box office ‘khiladi’

The box office is witnessing wonders from fresh talents. But among the ‘kings’, some factors set Akshay Kumar apart as the real ‘khiladi’.

What makes Akshay’s box office journey different from other Bollywood superstars is his consistency to hit silver screen with several movies a year and draw in the audience.

According to Shibasish Sarkar of Reliance Entertainment, which will distribute Akshay’s upcoming film “Sooryavanshi”, it’s the actor’s “tremendous discipline, his lifestyle and rigour of keeping churning out three-four films a year” that make him a box office ‘khiladi’.

“Of course, he has talent, understanding of the market and everything. But this would not have been possible without the discipline he maintains,” Sarkar, Reliance Entertainment’s Group CEO (Content, Digital and Gaming), told IANS.

For the production, exhibition and distribution sectors, the 51-year-old’s films are a win-win all the way, says film and trade expert Girish Johar.

“The audience is willing to come to watch his film even four times a year, and that gives a major boost to ticket sales. Also, the stories that he has been telling aren’t routine. There is something new to offer all the time. For every film that he is doing with a social message, there’s one madcap comedy or action entertainer.

“He is selecting films wisely and has his economics right. He is balancing all things right,” Johar told IANS.

For example, if one Salman Khan film mints Rs 300 crore a year; Akshay, by way of releasing four films that are able to generate over Rs 100 crore apiece gives him total earnings of Rs 400 crore.

“It’s just that his earnings get divided,” Johar said and added, it’s a feat considering how in today’s “ruthless times”, the audience rejects films with the star power, budget and scale of “Thugs Of Hindostan”.

The ‘khiladi’ tag has stayed with Akshay since his breakthrough role in the 1992 film “Khiladi”, after which he became an undisputed action star with projects like “Sabse Bada Khiladi”, “Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi”, “International Khiladi”, “Waqt Hamara Hai” and “Mohra”.

In 2000, he tried his comic timing in the hit movie “Hera Pheri”. It was followed by movies like “Garam Masala”, “Phir Hera Pheri”, “Bhagam Bhaag”, “Welcome”, “Singh Is Kinng” and “Housefull”.

After 2010, Akshay’s filmography kept getting further diverse. Against a “Rowdy Rathore” and “Housefull 3”, the actor offered his fans “OMG – Oh My God!”, “Special 26”, “Holiday”, “Baby”, “Airlift”, “Rustom” and “Jolly LLB 2”.

These films offered more than just entertainment. He continued the streak with films like “Toilet: Ek Prem Katha” and “Pad Man”, which have brought about consciousness for health and sanitation like never before.

His last film “Kesari” was his ninth hit in a row after “Gold” (Rs 102.10 crore), “Pad Man” (Rs 78.22 crore), “Toilet – Ek Prem Katha” (Rs 132.07 crore), “Jolly LLB 2” (Rs 117 crore), “Rustom” (Rs 127.49 crore), “Housefull 3” (Rs 109.14 crore), “Airlift” (Rs 128.1 crore) and “Singh Is Bliing” (Rs 89.95 crore).

Akshay is the most “bankable” star in distributor Rajesh Thadani’s opinion. “From action to comedy, and now films with a patriotic streak, he keeps the audience curious with what’s next and they look forward to what he will come up with. He hasn’t kept his career monotonous,” Thadani said.

To the actor, currently caught in a row over citizenship, veteran actors Poonam Dhillon and Anupam Kher have come to his defence.

“You have been an inspiration for many in the film industry for giving back to the society. Please continue your good work and don’t let negativity deter you in any way. Being a Canadian citizen is not taking away your Indian spirit, soul and love for India,” tweeted Poonam.

Anupam urged Akshay not to explain his loyalty towards his country to people. “You are a doer. You don’t need to explain to anybody.”


Maharshi completes censor formalities

Superstar Mahesh Babu’s next big budget outing Maharshi is one of the most awaited summer releases this year.

Vamshi Paidipally directed this commercial entertainer and Pooja Hegde is the female lead.

The entire post-production work of Maharshi got wrapped up recently and the film passed through the censor scrutiny today.

Maharshi has been awarded U/A certificate without a passable cut and the censor board officials appreciated the film’s content.

Maharshi is hitting the screens in record number of screens on May 9th.

Fire at Chiranjeevi’s farmhouse, film sets damaged

A fire broke out in the farmhouse of Telugu superstar Chiranjeevi on the outskirts of Hyderabad on Friday, damaging part of a film set, police said.

The incident occurred near the Gandipet lake. Residents of the area, who noticed the smoke at the farmhouse, alerted the police.

There was nobody on the sets of the film “Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy” at the time of the accident. A part of it was damaged in the fire, police said.

“Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy” is a historical war film based on the life of Uyyalawada Narasimha Reddy. Being made in Telugu, Tamil and Malayalam, it stars Chiranjeevi, Amitabh Bachchan, Nayanathara, Tamannah and others.

The movie is being produced by Chiranjeevi’s son and popular actor Ram Charan and directed by Surender Reddy.

Virat, Anushka bag new brand endorsement

Star couple Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma have been roped in as the first official brand ambassadors of Flipkart-owned ecommerce platform, Myntra.

Its campaign ‘Go Myntra-la-la’ brings alive the joyful experience of shopping and kicks-off with an ad film starring the star couple, read a statement.

Virat and Anushka share a lot of common passions, and shopping is one of them.

Amar Nagaram, Head at Myntra-Jabong, said: “The association of Bollywood and sports with fashion needs no introduction and hence having Virat and Anushka as the face of this new campaign will enable us to build strong brand salience and establish the joy and convenience of shopping on Myntra.”

The musical film opens with viewers witnessing Anushka pushing a shopping cart with Virat sitting in it. It then goes to Anushka, walking in style as she comes next to a fashion billboard, she whips out her smart phone and taps the brand icon and scans the floral dress on the billboard.

The app throws up the same dress, ready to be shopped.

In the film, however, the editor takes us straight to Anushka continuing her walk with the new dress. It then cuts to Virat browsing through various sneaker options to choose from before he settles on his perfect pair.

The film goes back to the couple enjoying a moment of fun with a shopping cart.

The couple, fondly called Virushka, have endorsed brands like Head and Shoulders and Manyavar.

Super excited to play different roles: Kiara Advani

With four diverse films in her kitty, actress Kiara Advani is on a roll. She says this is the best phase of her life as she has the opportunity to be part of different stories.

Kiara is a part of “Good News”, “Kabir Singh”, “Shershaah” and the “Kanchana” remake.

“I am super excited to play so many different roles and to work with all these actors — whether it is Shahid Kapoor or Diljit Dosanjh, who are very different not only as an individuals but also as actors. Their approach is very different towards their craft. That is why it is so interesting to work with such talents,” Kiara told IANS.

“My film ‘Kabir Singh’ is releasing on June 21 and the trailer will be out soon. Honestly, I cannot wait to share the film with my fans. ‘Good News’ and other projects are coming after that and I will gradually share all the details,” added the actress who is making her mark not only in Bollywood but also in the Telugu film industry.

The actress had recently posted a viral video of cutting her hair. It raised a lot of curiosity, but she has finally given it out that it was part of a campaign by Parachute Advanced Coconut Creme Oil range.

“It is such a practical problem in our life that we have no time to maintain and oil our hair regularly and that affects our hair very badly.

“Cutting one’s hair is an extreme action, in the form of solution. It is good that the brand has come up with a product that is a combination of coconut oil and milk that gives great nourishment to our hair,” she said.

Asked if she is a fan of long hair, Kiara said: “I cannot remember when I cut the length of my hair. I am a long hair fan. I love my long hair, unless I am in a mood to experiment. Having said that, if I have to, I can cut my hair for a film if my role requires.”

Since starting her career in 2014 with the film “Fugly”, Kiara has appeared in a film like “M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story”, “Machine”, “Lust Stories”, “Kalank” and Telugu films like “Bharat Ane Nenu” and “Vinaya Vidheya Rama” among others.

With the success of her films, Kiara has also bagged several brand associations.

Asked about how popularity brings brand endorsements, Kiara said: “Well, I signed brands that I believe in real. If I can use a product, I am ready to endorse that.

“I can’t do it any other way because on social media I have such huge following. There are girls who look up to me. I enjoy the admiration but I utilize it in a positive way.”