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Why Superstar asked Kiara to change her name

Actress Kiara Advani says superstar Salman Khan asked her to change her first name because of Alia Bhatt.

Kiara revealed this in an episode of Voot’s “Feet Up with the Stars Season 2”, read a statement.

“Aaliya is my first name. Salman Khan suggested me to change it because of Alia Bhatt because there can’t be two actresses with the same name in Bollywood,” Kiara said.

“He suggested the change, but ‘Kiara’ is the name that I chose. Now even my parents have started to call me Kiara,” she added.

The actress also spoke about how she bagged “Lust Stories” without auditioning for the role.

Recalling her experience, Kiara said: “Karan Johar has an eye for it. He spots a performer and he knows how to get it done.”

When Kiara was filming for a scene with vibrator for “Lust Stories”, Karan told her: “Don’t make it a caricature, just be raw and do it. It’s a funny scene but don’t make it funny.”

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.

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

Saaho Heroine Turns down Rajamouli’s Offer

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Shraddha Kapoor who is making debut in Tollywood opposite Prabhas in “Saaho” is in much demand.

Though she is good friends with Prabhas, Shraddha reportedly turned down an offer from Prabhas’s guru S S Rajamouli.

According to Bollywood media, Rajamouli offered a role to Shraddha Kapoor for his upcoming film “RRR” to star opposite NTR Jr.

Since Alia Bhatt has been cast opposite Ram Charan in the film and the foreign actress Daisy walked out of the movie for family reasons, Rajamouli reportedly changed his decision not to cast another foreign actress and approached Shraddha Kapoor.

As per Bollywood media, she has turned down the mega project as she is tired of being part of big films that take many months’ time to get finished.

She has been shooting for “Saaho” for the past two years and doesn’t want to do a similar big-budgeted movie like “RRR” that is being mounted on large scale with estimated budget of Rs 350 Cr.

“RRR” has NTR, Ram Charan, Alia Bhatt and Ajay Devgn as the principal cast. DVV Danayya is producing this movie.

Dabangg 3

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While fans are eagerly waiting to see Salman Khan as Chulbul Pandey in ‘Dabangg 3’, the actor has been making sure to keep the audiences on their toes by sharing stills and behind-the-scene pictures from the film’s sets.

Salman recently wrapped up the Maheshwar schedule of the film and treated his fans with a new still. He took to his Twitter handle to announce the schedule wrap along with a picture of him dressed as the film’s protagonist Chulbul Pandey.

In the still, Salman can be seen flaunting the signature Chulbul moustache.

While in Maheshwar, Salman also filmed Dabangg’s popular track ‘Hud Hud Dabangg’ and announced the same on Twitter. The actor kicked off the shoot for the film almost two weeks back when he jetted off to Maheshwar, Madhya Pradesh to shoot with Arbaaz Khan and Prabhu Deva.

Salman has also been sharing pictures on his Instagram account. ‘Dabangg 3’ is being helmed by Prabhu Deva. The film marks the second collaboration of Salman and the director. The two have previously worked together in ‘Wanted’.

The upcoming film also stars Sonakshi Sinha reprising her role of Rajjo in the film. Sonakshi made her acting debut alongside Salman in ‘Dabangg’, which released in 2010. As per media reports, the upcoming film also stars Arbaaz as Makkhi.

This is the third film in the ‘Dabangg’ series. The movie is being produced under the banner of Salman Khan Films and Arbaaz Khan Production. It is expected to release around Christmas this year and may clash with Alia Bhatt-Ranbir Kapoor starrer ‘Brahmastra’.

Meanwhile, Salman’s next film ‘Bharat’ is all set to hit the screens during Eid. The film stars Katrina Kaif, Jackie Shroff, Disha Patani, Sunil Grover and Tabu in pivotal roles. Sonakshi will be next seen in ‘Kalank’, which is slated to release on April 17.

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Is Varun-Alia the next SRK-Kajol of Bollywood? Here’s what ‘Kalank’ star replied

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One of the most popular on-screen pairs Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt are all set to appear together the fourth time in the period drama, ‘Kalank’. The most loved jodi has so far given three hits like Student Of The Year (2012), Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania (2014) and Badrinath Ki Dulhania (2017) together.

Seeing to their popularity among the masses, they are now getting compared with iconic Bollywood on-screen jodi Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol. Speaking about the comparison with SRK-Kajol, Varun said, “I think it’s a big comparison for us. They have done seven films together and become iconic for all. I would not want to take that comparison because I have grown up watching their films. I think me and Alia are aware of the love we get from our fans. I think people like to watch us, hence directors cast us together again.”

Daisy Edgar Jones opts out of Rajamouli’s ‘RRR’

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International actress Daisy Edgar Jones, who has starred in films such as “Pond Life” and “War of the Worlds”, has opted out of filmmaker S.S. Rajamoulis upcoming action multi-starrer “RRR” citing family reasons.

Daisy took to her Instagram page to share the news of opting out of the film, which stars Ram Charan and Jr. NTR.

“‘RRR’, unfortunately due to family circumstances I am unable to participate in filming for this wonderful film. The script is truly brilliant and it’s such a great character. I hope whomever they cast, receives as warm a welcome as I have and I wish the production all the best,” Daisy posted on her Instagram page.

In the film, Daisy was supposed to be paired with Jr. NTR.

A tweet from the official account of “RRR” read: “Due to unavoidable circumstances, Daisy Edgar Jones is no longer part of our film. We hope she has a brilliant future.”

Last month, speaking to reporters, Rajamouli said that “RRR”, which is being made on a lavish scale, will be a fictional story based on two real-life heroes and freedom fighters – Alluri Seetharama Raju and Komaram Bheem.

“This is a fictional story set in 1920s pre-independence era. Most of us are well aware of the stories of Alluri Seetharama Raju and Komaram Bheem. We know they are popular freedom fighters and were fearless. What most of us don’t know is that there are gaps in the lives of these revolutionaries that we don’t know about. We don’t know what happened in their lives in these years,” Rajamouli said.

“‘RRR’ will be a fictional story of what could have happened in the lives of Alluri Seetharama Raju and Komaram Bheem in those years when they had disappeared. What if they had met and trained themselves to fight for the same cause,” he said.

While Jr. NTR, otherwise known as Tarak, will be seen as Komaram Bheem, Ram Charan will be playing Alluri Seetharama Raju.

“RRR” also stars Ajay Devgn, Alia Bhatt and Samuthirakani in key roles.

The film will hit the screens worldwide on July 30, 2020 in 10 Indian languages.

Kalank first song Ghar More Pardesiya sees Madhuri Dixit and Alia Bhatt killing it on stage

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Ghar More Pardesiya, the first song from Karan Johar film Kalank, has been released and it is every bit a visual spectacle. After the teaser of Kalank, the first song has left expectations from the song soaring further. In Ghar More Pardesiya, the excellent Alia Bhatt tries to hold her own in front of a graceful and ageless Madhuri Dixit. The two lead actresses of Kalank present a beautiful jugalbandi for their viewers in Ghar More Pardesiya.

Sung by Shreya Ghoshal and Vaishali Mhade, Ghar More Pardesiya sees Madhuri Dixit and Alia Bhatt taking the stage by storm. With Madhuri directing the dance steps and Alia keeping up with her, the song is mesmerising to say the least. However, we don’t really see Madhuri Dixit dancing in the video, and that’s something viewers are going to really miss.

The lyrics of Ghar More Pardesiya are by Amitabh Bhattacharya and the music is by Pritam. Remo D’Souza has choreographed the number.

Apart from Madhuri and Alia, the song shows us glimpses of Varun Dhawan too.

Alia Bhatt Getting What She Demanded in RRR

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Alia Bhatt has signed on to play the female lead opposite Ram Charan in Rajamouli’s mega epic period drama which chronicles the early days of freedom fighters Alluri Seetharama Raju and Komaram Bheem.

She was Rajamouli’s first choice but she came on board only recently after producer Danayya and director Rajamouli have agreed to pay what she demanded.

Alia Bhatta reportedly demanded more remuneration than what she gets for a Bollywood movie.

Rajamouli and Danayya have agreed after considering the fact that her presence would help for the movie’s North India market.

“Today I feel truly truly grateful.. Cannot wait to begin this beautiful journey with this stellar cast and massive team.. thank you @ssrajamouli sir for giving me this opportunity to be directed by you,” she thanked Rajamouli on Twitter.

This is the first time in Tollywood that an actress is receiving such huge pay check.

Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt to buy a house in New York

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might have said they’re not planning to get married any time soon, but word on the street says otherwise. The latest buzz suggests that Bhatts and Kapoors are planning to fix the date soon for Ranbir and Alia’s marriage.

It doesn’t end there. The next update is that Ranbir and Alia are planning to buy a house in New York. The couple has been visiting the city quite often, as Ranbir’s father Rishi Kapoor was undergoing treatment there. A portal suggests that he has fallen in love with the city. Apparently, they are planning to buy a chic little studio. Neetu Kapoor has been hunting for several properties.

Regarding their marriage, a source told a portal, “Bhatts and Kapoors will meet a Pandit together to zero down on some auspicious dates for the shaadi and one of those dates will be finalised. There is loose talk that the Pandit meeting date has been fixed up for April. Fair enough, considering that Rishi is returning from the US, post his treatment, only in March-end.”

Recently, Neetu Kapoor who is with Rishi Kapoor in the US, hinted that they would be back in India soon. Rishi Kapoor had moved to the US last year for medical treatment. However, the exact nature of his illness has not been disclosed yet. In January, Rishi told a portal, “My treatment is on, hopefully I will recover soon and God willing I will return. The procedure is long and tedious and one needs immense patience which unfortunately is not one of my virtue.”