Earlier this week we had reported that the soon to release Farah Khan directed multi- starrer Happy New Year was all set to be a three hour entertainer. Now we hear that the film that was recently screened for officials of the Censor Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has been awarded a 'U' certificate.
"We, at Red Chillies Entertainment (RCE), have always believed in making a film which can be enjoyed by one and all. And with U certificate attached to the film it is only going to enhanced the potential and appeal right from the kids to youngsters to adults. From the day Farah and I decided to make Happy New Year, we wanted it to be a wholesome family entertainer and now with Censor's U certificate on it, we can proudly say that this Diwali go out with your family and watch Happy New Year because as the title the film is a happy one," shares Shah Rukh Khan.
Adding to SRK director Farah Khan said, "I always believed in making an entertaining film to be enjoyed by not just one section or age-group but everyone. I always keep this in mind even when I'm writing or bringing my writing material to the celluloid. This Diwali, I as a director bring this Family Wholesome Entertainment and I hope that Happy New Year will make this a Happy Diwali for every family".
Happy New Year stars Deepika Padukone, Shah Rukh Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, Boman Irani, Sonu Sood and Vivaan Shah. The film produced by Red Chillies Entertainments Pvt Ltd and directed by Farah Khan and is slated to release on October 24.
Over the years Sonam Kapoor, who made her debut with Saawariya has been bestowed with the tag of being Bollywood fashion queen. Now we hear that the actress who is known for her ability to pull off any look will be taking it a step further, this time with sister Rhea Kapoor, as they gear up to launch their own fashion label.
In fact the Kapoor sisters have been working on the said label for a while now, but are in no hurry to launch the brand. Talking about the same Sonam said that while Rhea has been working on getting the fashion label rolling for three years, the project is just beginning to take shape. Further adding that once launched the label will not cater to couture but will be such that any girl will be able to enjoy.
A lot has been said and printed about Zoya Akhtar's next multi-starrer Dil Dhadakne Do. While the film is still currently under production we hear that Zoya's brother, Farhan Akhtar who is acting as well as producing the film will be adding yet another feature to it. In fact Farhan who made his singing debut in the film Rock On will be crooning for Zoya's next as well.
As for the track itself, it is learnt that while Farhan Akhtar will be lending his vocals, the lyrics have been penned by Javed Akhtar and Zoya. Interestingly this will be Farhan's yet another collaboration with musical trio Shankar- Eshaan-Loy. Though currently Farhan is busy shooting Bejoy Nambiar's next Do that features him alongside Amitabh Bachchan, Farhan has been taking time off from the film to sing the said track.
Dil Dhadakne Do that also features Ranveer Singh, Priyanka Chopra, Anil Kapoor, Shefali Shah and Anushka Sharma along with Farhan is slated for release in June next year.
Today social media and social networking sites have become the name of the game. Be it an industrialist, a commoner or for that matter a famous film star, all are equal one these social platforms. However, serving those in the film industry better, these social platforms have become a new and far reaching means of promotion. And who better to advocate this than our Bollywood celebrities.
In fact Parineeti Chopra who has been pretty active on twitter recently posted that she would soon be joining Instagram as well. Tweeting about the same she posted, "6 days to go!! Finally getting onto instagram. Too excited! Follow me on parineetichopra"
Later talking to her fans and followers she tweeted, "My 1st picture on Instagram HAS TO BE with you guys!! Send me some crazy selfies - the best ones will inaugurate my acc :) #ParineetionInsta, The more people in the picture, the better it is!!! :)"
A fight in full public view happened between director Vishal Mahadkar (who has directed Blood Money and 3 AM) and Mohit Suri. Though it was reported earlier the shocking details are now revealed by Mahadkar. Read on.
Over to Mahadkar:
"This is the exact flow of events which brought about a fight between me and Mohit at WTF, Andheri about a month ago before the release of my film 3 AM.
Leena (Tandon) and I were at a pub called WTF, at a table with a couple of friends when Mohit and his ADs and friends entered. I invited Mohit to our table to join us and he came and stood across us. He went on to ask Leena "oh you know Vishal" to which she replied "Yes I know him longer than you". He then went on to say "oh you should f**k him as he f**ks well". This shocked me and I thought he must have been drunk and apologized to Leena to which she said something like "its ok, I can take care of myself". Mohit then went on to say "and you know what, he has a big d**k so you should f**k him and if you don't, I'm here", as he said this he unzipped a jersey he was wearing. To this I went up to him confrontationally and asked him to shut up. His reply was "get to my level then talk to me". Thats when I pushed him slightly which caused him to trip. All our friends stopped us then but I was hurling abuses at him at this stage.
They then got a table at the opposite end of the pub. We sat for about 10 mins but were uncomfortable so paid our bill and started leaving to which Mohit said something I didn't hear clearly. I hurled some abuses back at him and remember saying something like "remember you have a wife at home, wait I'm going to tell your wife". We then went out and were waiting outside for my car when suddenly Mohit's assistants came and started picking up a fight again. Being outnumbered I picked up a beer bottle that someone had and went for them. Bouncers etc stopped the fight outside and we got into our cars and left."
This is an accurate account of what happened and one can check the same with the cctv footage that WTF has and will give the press and I think may have already.
Right now I am being made to look publicity hungry but if I wanted publicity I would have made this controversy as big as possible during my release as that would help the film pr! All I did was stand up for a girl who was spoken to in an indecent manner. Even though Mohit is a friend, if I stood by and let things go at that point how can we expect any woman in India not to be harassed?
It has been said that we all were drunk and the cause of the fight was alcohol but that isn't true. My bill was only 1700 or so, how much can 4 people drink in that amount?
I haven't spoken yet in the media or given any statements, but I feel my silence is being used by Mohit's PR machinery to somehow make this my fault. To be honest, I really don't care now of the consequences and will take him on."
The very lovely Dia Mirza gets ready for her October 18 wedding in Delhi to filmmaker Sahil Sangha.
As D-Day dawned for the very lovely Dia Mirza, she could barely contain her excitement. The wedding in Delhi, where most of Dia's bridegroom Sahil's relatives live, on October 18 will be attended only by close friends and family.
All the rituals of the bride's father would be performed by Boman Irani who is very close to Dia.
Speaking on the eve of her wedding Dia Mirza said, "Boman will be performing all the duties and rituals of the father during my wedding ceremony. It was a promise that he had made to me when we did Raju Hirani's Lage Raho Munnabhai together."
The two previous days were devoted to the Sangeet and Mehndi ceremonies and Dia said, "It has been the most beautiful experience of my life. The mehndi was all about the dhol, tappa, gaana followed by a Sufi Qawwalli. It was a magical experience."
The Sangeet on Friday evening had Dia and the shy Sahil joining in the dancing.
As for the wedding Dia says, "It is the most important day in any girl's life. Boman Irani is doing all the rituals of the father at my wedding."
Shedding light on her extreme contentment as she steps into a new phase in her life, Dia Mirza confessed, "It's hard to describe my joy right now. So much of what I am feeling right now is an extension of what my loved ones are feeling. I feel special and loved and very blessed."
The wedding on Saturday would be attended only by very close family and friends of the couple.
Says Dia, "The venues for the wedding ceremonies are private farm houses. The guests are just family and close friends. I am meeting some of my relatives from my dad's side of the family for the first time. It's so wonderful to be surrounded by family. Sahil has a large family. But I've realized over the past few days that the family I've made over the years of genuine friends out-numbers Sahil's biological family.
Sunny Leone who has taken Bollywood by storm seems to be continuing with her signing spree in the film industry. After being roped in for multiple films, we hear that the porn star turned actress will soon be seen gyrating to track 'Doli Taro Dhol Baaje' that was originally picturized on Aishwarya Rai Bachchan.
In fact it is learnt that the track which was originally picturised on Salman Khan and Aishwarya Rai in the Sanjay Leela Bhansali directorial Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam will now be remixed for Bobby Khan's upcoming film, Leela and will be featured on Sunny who plays a princess in the film.
If that wasn't all, we also hear that the new rendition of the song will be sung by Tulsi Kumar and will be shot in parts of Rajasthan. As for the film itself, Leela, that is said to be a musical featuring nine songs has been written and will be directed by Bobby Khan.
Earlier we reported that former Miss Universe Lara Dutta and her husband, sports legend Mahesh Bhupathi joined hands for Big Daddy Productions which came with the witty film Chalo Dilli. Though Chalo China was on the cards, the production house decided to have Lara Dutta paired opposite Kay Kay Menon in the film Abhi Nahi Toh Kabhi Nahi.
Now, we hear that Big Daddy Productions has collaborated with Virendra K Arora and Arjun N Kapoor for many films and Abhi Nahi Toh Kabhi Nahi will be their first co-production. Also, they will be producing some more films in different genres. They have decided that the second film in line will be a musical love story Tamanna Radio Company and later, they are also thinking of making a romcom titled Matchfixing. But the number of films does not end there. Apparently, they have even locked a fourth script which will be an emotional thriller and it will be directed by a National award winning filmmaker.
Commenting on the association, Arjun N Kapoor stated that as a production house they will concentrate on making films which will not only have quality content but will also be beneficial from the business point of view. He also further added that they will be joining hands with prominent studios and renowned production houses in order to fulfill their dream of making films that will grab the attention of viewers.
Previously, we had also mentioned that Abhi Nahi Toh Kabhi Nahi will also star Pankaj Kapur and Rajeev Khandelwal. However, we hear that film will have nine prominent characters.