The soon to release film It's Entertainment starring Akshay Kumar has now been renamed to Entertainment. This change in the title of the film written and directed by Sajid-Farhad, will be shown in the next few days in all the film's posters and trailers.
Commenting on the title change, the producer of the film Ramesh Taurani says, "Yes from the beginning, we just wanted to have a one word title and we are okay with Entertainment. The title was registered with some other production house but we got it on Wednesday. So I am happy that we have this title with us".
Further adding about the business prospects, the co-producer of the film Jayantilal Gada says, "The film's music has been topping the charts. Needless to mention, Akshay is the master of comedy that brings in the confidence about the super success of the film. Entertainment will not just earn Rs 100 crore but Rs 200 crore at the box-office".
Starring Akshay Kumar, Tamannah Bhatia, Mithun Chakraborty, Johnny Lever, Prakash Raj, Sonu Sood, and Krushna, Entertainment revolves around Akhil Lokhande and Entertainment the dog, and how Akhil, who initially comes up with devious plans to knock off Entertainment to inherit a fortune, ends up sharing a bond with the animal.
Its common knowledge by now that Akshay Kumar and Sidharth Malhotra will soon be seen essaying the roles of Tom Hardy and Joel Edgerton respectively in the remake of the 2011 film Warrior. Now we hear that Jackie Shroff has been roped in to essay the role of the sibling's alcoholic father, originally played by Nick Nolte for which the actor even won an Oscar.
The film revolves around two brothers who meet each other in the boxing ring, and will be directed by Karan Malhotra. Confirming the news, Jackie Shroff says that he is pretty excited about the film and will commence shooting for the same from September onwards. However Jackie's role will be tweaked to suit the Indian audience.
In the original directed by Gavin O'Connor, the story follows two brothers, one a former Marine and the other a former UFC fighter-turned-schoolteacher, on opposite ends of a three-way family rift stemming from their abusive childhood. Driven by their own motives, the siblings eventually find themselves competing in the same mixed martial arts tournament with the grand prize of 5 million dollars.
Currently, Akshay Kumar is busy working on his next release It's Entertainment, while Sidharth is riding high on the success of his recent release Ek Villain that entered the Rs. 100 crore club.
Swiss Entertainment Pvt Ltd has entered the entertainment business with a bang. As its first venture, the company is co-producing the multi-starrer Welcome Back starring John Abraham, Shruti Haasan, Anil Kapoor, Nana Patekar, Naseeruddin Shah, Dimple Kapadia and others.
Welcome Back is a sequel to the super hit family entertainer Welcome which starred Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif and was directed by Anees Bazmee.
"Welcome is a testament to the mind boggling genius of Anees Bazmee's commercial cinema", said a representative of Swiss Entertainment Pvt Ltd in a statement. "We are thrilled to be associated with this film, its filmmaker and are hopeful that Welcome Back will be a bigger family entertainer than Welcome."
Apart for this, Swiss Entertainment will be partnering with Star Taalash Promotions Pvt Ltd for its next slate of 3 films. These big budget commercial films will have top stars and bring together cram of directing talent under one banner. The details of the projects will be announced soon. Swiss Entertainment and Star Talaash are also foraying in the much profitable and growing regional cinema.
Besides filmed entertainment, Swiss entertainment and Star Taalash have also partnered to set up a television division and have finalized a weekly and a daily soap to be aired on prime television channels.
Bollywood lost yet another precious gem yesterday. And the gem was none other than the iconic actress and dancer Zohra Sehgal, who breathed her last in a New Delhi hospital. Readers may recall that the ever-smiling actress celebrated her 102nd birthday in April this year.
Born as Sahibzadi Zohra Begum Mumtaz-ullah Khan, she captured every cinegoers heart with stellar performances in all her films. She made her film debut in 1946 with Dharti Ke Lal, which was followed by Chetan Anand's Neecha Nagar, a film that won the top prize at the first Cannes Film Festival in 1946. Of late, she made her golden appearance on the silver screen in films like Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, Dil Se, Veer-Zaara and many others.
Bollywood Hungama offers its heartfelt prayers for the soul of the departed to rest in eternal peace.
It seems the Chopra sisters are destined to collide. Last year on 5th September, the feisty first-cousins Priyanka and Parineeti Chopra collided at the box office with Zanjeer and Shuddh Desi Romance, respectively.
Back then it was Parineeti who walked away with all the revenues
Looks like the sisters are destined to clash again. News comes that the release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali -Viacom 18's production Mary Kom is being pre-poned. The Olympian boxer's bio-pic was earlier scheduled for October 2. But with the Hrithik Roshan starrer Bang Bang and Vishal Bhardwaj's Haider occupying the coveted 3-day weekend Friday of Gandhi Jayanti, Mary Kom is being rush-released on September 5. The same Friday as Parineeti Chopra's long-awaited Daawat-e-Ishq. Her first with co-star Aditya Roy Kapur and second with director Habib Faisal.
Interestingly, while Mary Kom is being released ahead of schedule, the release of Daawat-e-Ishq has been delayed by many months. It was earlier scheduled for 9 May.
The sudden arrival of Mary Kom on September 5 has taken the Daawat-e-Ishq team completely by surprise. A source from Yash Raj Films said unofficially, "We have no clue about this. We announced our release many months ago. So whoever chooses to jump in now is doing so out of the queue. Our best wishes to them."
Interestingly Priyanka Chopra is currently shooting in Istanbul for Zoya Akhtar's Dil Dhadakne Do and can only give time for the publicity and promotion of Mary Kom in August.
"And that's really cutting it close, we know," says a member of the Mary Kom team. "Priyanka is the only face of Mary Kom. She is the film's hero. Only she can promote the film. We are counting on the month of August to take us safely into our release on September 5."
As for Daawat-e-Ishq, Parineeti can seek comfort in the food factor. Mary Kom is about self-control, abstinence and dieting. Daawat-e-Ishq is about food and its indulgence. They are two different worlds and hardly likely to pose as competition for one another.
The Prabhu Dheva directed film Rowdy Rathore that released in 2012 featuring Akshay Kumar and Sonakshi Sinha, was a turning point in Akshay's career. Ending his dry spell at the box office, Rowdy Rathore kick started Akshay's journey to the coveted Rs. 100 crore club.
Now two years later, we hear that the film which was a remake of the Telugu film Vikramarkudu, is all set to have a sequel. In fact the sequel will yet again have Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Shabina Khan teaming up to produce the same. The decision to make a sequel to the film was taken last week and once again the film will top line Akshay as the main lead and be directed by Prabhu Dheva. However the rest of the cast is yet to be locked.
The filming of Rowdy Rathore 2 will commence only next year. Currently the makers are in the process of locking a script for the film.
By now, a lot has been said and written about the Preity Zinta- Ness Wadia case. The latest update in the case is that, when Preity met Rakesh Maria (Mumbai Police Commissioner) recently, she had apparently submitted four photographs of hers which has the images of the bruises caused to her due to Ness' manhandling.
Reports state that these photographs are the image grabs from the footage provided by the BCCI. Media reports also state that, the police are of the stand that if the photographs (submitted by Preity) are genuine, then they will act as a crucial piece of evidence against Ness.
Director par excellence Kabir Khan, best remembered for his film Kabul Express, New York and the 2012 Salman Khan starrer Ek Tha Tiger, is all set to work with Salman again. It is learnt that Kabir is set to work with Salman Khan and Kareena Kapoor for his next film titled Bajrangi Bhaijaan.
The film which will be presented by Salman himself under his own company 'Salman Khan Ventures', will have Salman play the role of the title character Bajrangi Bhaijaan. Commenting on the film Kabir says that the story of the film will be very relevant to today's times and will feature a larger-than-life background with a human story. With the shooting commencing this November, the film will be shot across many parts of India and is slated to release on Eid next year.
Confirming the development Kabir Khan posted on twitter saying, ".@BeingSalmanKhan as #BajrangiBhaijaan is going to be very special... Both of us are very excited to start this journey..." Later adding about Kareena being a part of the film Kabir posted, "Yes Kareena is in #BajrangiBhaijaan and we release on Eid 2015 :-)"
Salman and Kareena were last seen together as co-stars in the film Bodyguard, later Kareena did an item number 'Fevicol Se' in Salman's Dabangg 2.