With Shah Rukh Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, yet another actor who has joined the bandwagon of investing in sports is Ajay Devgn. The actor has been announced as the co-owner of the team Delhi Dreams along with partner Sanjeev Kassal who are participating in the Champions Tennis League.
The launch of the team Delhi Dreams was held at the capital recently but Ajay Devgn unfortunately could not make it to the event owing to the extensive promotions of Action Jackson. However, the actor in order to encourage and support his team had apparently sent a video message to the launch which was held in the presence of Vijay Amritraj, the head of Champions Tennis League. Ajay Devgn mentioned that he was proud to be the co-owner of the team and promised that he will be making the competition a nightmare for the other teams in the league. Extending his support, his partner Sanjeev Kassal too revealed that since Delhi was the city of aspirations so they chose the name 'Delhi Dreams' for the team.
Along with Action Jackson, Ajay Devgn is all gearing up for other films which includes his next titled Shivay.
Earlier we had reported about Kalki Koechlin and Gulshan Devaiah playing prominent roles in the Soni Razdan directorial Love Affair. Now, it seems that the latest entrant in the star cast is Arjun Rampal.
However, this fact doesn't come as a surprise since his name has been linked to the film for the past few months. However, it is only now that producer Pooja Bhatt finally decided to reveal the entire star cast of the film. She stated that the film is about infidelity in marriage and Arjun Rampal will play the role of the husband, Kalki will be seen as the wife and Gulshan will play the character of the lover.
Though Pooja Bhatt has time and again maintained that the film is not based on the first crime of passion committed by naval officer K M Nanavati, a lot of it including the plot of infidelity bears resemblance to this real life case of 1959. The case revolved around Sylvia Nanavati who had confessed her affair with her husband's best friend Prem Ahuja to her husband K M Nanavati, after which Nanavati in a fit of anger killed Prem.
Love Affair also stars Chandan Roy Sanyal in the role of lawyer Ram Jethmalani who was the Special Prosecutor in this case.
For a while, the crew of Rock On have been contemplating on a sequel but even before the film went on floor, it has created a controversy. Apparently, the writer of the sequel Pubali Chaudhuri has been accused of denying credit to the other writer Abhishek Kapoor.
Apparently, Pubali Chaudhuri, who had registered the script with The Film Writers Association, claimed that the script for the sequel was solely created by her. Abhishek Kapoor, who was also the director of the 2008 film Rock On was miffed when he wasn't given any credit and now it seems, that he has registered a complaint with the association for the same. Apparently, it seems that Abhishek was the one to have conceptualized the story and later, Pubali shaped it into a script. So the filmmaker is of the opinion that the two of them should deserve credit.
Though Pubali did not comment on the accusations that were made against her, she did mention that the dispute is true but she cannot divulge any details since the case is still ongoing in the association.
Produced under the banner Excel Entertainment, Rock On had Farhan Akhtar, Arjun Rampal in lead roles accompanied by Purab Kohli, Luke Kenny, Shahana Goswami and marked the debut of Prachi Desai in Bollywood.
After a grand launch of Welcome To Karachi, producer Vashu Bhagnani took off to London to continue with the shoot of the film. However, he was in for a shock when Irrfan Khan apparently decided to back out at the last moment. Though Irrfan had then claimed to have date issues with the film, it is now being said that Irrfan Khan quit the film because he was not happy with his co-star.
Vashu Bhagnani, who openly admitted about being miffed with Irrfan for backing out of the film at the last moment, revealed that the decision was taken by the actor after they decided to bring in Pakistani actress Rabia Khan as the female lead in the film. According to the producer, Irrfan Khan was really keen on taking actress Nargis Fakhri on board for the film but it seems that the deal did not work out and they were forced to look out for another actress. Vashu was impressed by Rabia Khan's audition which happened in London and decided to sign her for the film but Irrfan wasn't convinced with the decision. Vashu mentioned that he had decided to give the role to Rabia because of her excellent command over Hindi, Urdu and English.
After Irrfan Khan walked out, Vashu's son Jackky decided to replace the actor. Directed by Ashish Mohan, Welcome To Karachi also stars Arshad Warsi in the lead.
The single lady Priyanka Chopra seems to have found the love of her life. The actress, after her recovery from conjunctivitis, attended the prestigious Abu Dhabi Film Festival in UAE and she found a blonde groom for herself.
Priyanka Chopra who was the chief guest at the 'Magic Of Bollywood' show picked a suitor during the song and dance show which was held at the Emirates Palace. In fact, after a grand welcome, the actress decided to make her visit more interesting by asking the men in the show to woo her for marriage. Among the candidates, it was a good looking, blonde guy who caught her attention.
It seems that though the guy was really skilled when it came to dancing/ singing, he managed to impress the diva with his words. He was apparently full of praises for the actress and appreciated her amazing eyes and her beautiful body and promised to love her and her mother and take care of them.
Prior to this, Priyanka Chopra had mentioned that she was asked to marry Mohit Raina, who is famous for his role as Lord Shiva in the mythological show 'Devon Ke Dev Mahadev' because her massi (mother's sister) is a big fan of the actor.
Last December, the most loved couple of Bollywood, Hrithik Roshan and Sussanne Roshan (now Khan) decided to go their separate ways. Despite claiming that they still respect each other as individuals, the two decided to take the next step in their troubled marriage - divorce.
The two had filed for divorce a few months ago and now we hear that the court has decided to seal their decision. The hearing was held at Bandra family court in Mumbai today morning and the judge has granted divorce to the couple. Mrunalini Deshmukh, lawyer of Suzanne Khan was quoted saying, "The divorce has been granted and I can't diverse you with the details. Everything is decided between the parties in a healthy way."
Last year, Hrithik Roshan had gone on record to talk about his separation with his wife and Sussanne Khan too did not make any qualms in talking about their relationship. Prior to this, rumours of Sussanne demanding a Rs. 400 crore alimony did the rounds but a rather upset Hrithik Roshan had taken to Twitter to rubbish these rumours.
While there were rumours of an alleged fight between Hrithik and Sussane over the custody of their two kids Hridhan and Hrehaan, the details of the custody are still being kept under wraps.
Phantom was slated to release this year but due to certain reasons the film's release was postponed to 2015. Kabir Khan recently also revealed that Phantom is all set to release on April 3, 2015.
In fact, the filmmaker took to the micro-blogging site to talk about the film and posted on his Twitter handle, "Yes #Phantom is edited and ready... we will release on 3rd of April 2015." Produced by Sajid Nadiadwala in association with UTV, Phantom stars Saif Ali Khan and Katrina Kaif in lead roles. And now, director Kabir Khan is all set to start with his next project with none other than superstar Salman Khan.
A few months ago, Kabir had announced a film with Salman Khan titled Bajrangi Bhaijaan which will also star Kareena Kapoor Khan in the lead. Now, the film will be going on floor on November 3. Making the announcement on his Twitter handle, Kabir wrote, "Im in Delhi right now prepping for the start of #BajrangiBhaijaan... we start on the 3rd :-)" Comparing the film with his previous project which also starred Salman Khan (Ek Tha Tiger), Kabir further added, "#BajrangiBhaijaan and ETT r v different. Salman & I wntd to do something different together otherwise we wd hv made ETT2 :-) Wait & watch.."
Also the director confirmed the presence of Nawazuddin Siddiqui in Bajrangi Bhaijaan who had played the villain even in the latest Salman Khan starrer Kick. Kabir said, "Yes for all those asking me Nawazuddin is definitely in #BajrangiBhaijaan. Im really looking forward to working with Salman and him together."
As the very beautiful Mrs. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan got ready to bring in her birthday on November 1, filmmaker Sanjay Gupta burnt the midnight oil to put together a premature teaser trailer of Jazbaa, Aishwarya's comeback film.
Groggy with lack of sleep Sanjay Gupta revealed, "It was an idea that came to me very late. Why not put together a three-minute teaser of Jazbaa and present it to her? I made sure she didn't get to know about it as I slogged for 18 hours a day to get it ready in time."
The teaser of Jazbaa was just one of the many gifts that were lined up for Aishwarya on her birthday. We hear Abhishek had been birthday shopping for his wife in Dubai where he had gone for the premiere of his new film Happy New Year, and their adorable daughter Aaradhya has been putting together a card specially designed for the occasion.
Says a source close to the Bachchan parivar, "This year Aishwarya has a lot to celebrate during her birthday. Her husband's new film is a super-hit. And Aishwarya is ready to make a comeback to acting with Sanjay Gupta's Jazbaa."
When asked what the plans were for her birthday a Bachchan family member revealed, "No big bash has been planned as such. Ash will be with Abhishek, her parents, brother and bhabhi, Abhishek's parents and Aaradhya. A trip to the temple is also on the anvil. Other than that, Aishwarya was in no mood for a big celebration this birthday."