After exploring romance, action and thrillers, T-Series is all set to make a quirky comedy. Produced by Bhushan Kumar, the comedy titled Nonsense will see an unusual combination of Sharman Joshi, Zarine Khan and Vir Das
The star cast who will be seen together for the first time has Zarine playing a journalist in the film, while Sharman and Vir are playing NGO workers who unites warring families. Nonsense will be directed by Ashwin Shetty who marks his debut in Hindi film industry has directed several TV commercials. Ashwin was also an associate director on Heyy Babyy, Housefull and Heropanti.
Bhushan Kumar impressed by Ashwin's work says, "The fresh casting with a quirky script will leave the audience in splits. Ashwin is good in his work and I have full faith in him. When he and Harsh came for narration, the dialogues and the way Harsh took us through the film we were laughing our heart out. This film will be a definite watch for the youth and everyone will leave the theatres entertained."
Harsh Limbachiya, who penned the TV show Comedy Circus, is writing the dialogues as well as the screenplay of Nonsense. Vir Das and Sharman Joshi who are popular for their comic timings will leave the audience in splits with this film.
Nonsense is expected to go on floors early next year.
A 80s classic that rediscovered its identity in IFFI 2014 has led to a controversy. Starring Shabana Azmi and Naseeruddin Shah and directed by Gulzar, Libaas is a remake of one of the finest short stories of the poet. The film that traces the nuances of marital relationships and infidelity was screened at the International Film Festival of India, which was held in Goa this year. However, producer Vikas Mohan is very upset with this since the festival organizers did not take his permission to screen it.
Hence, a miffed Vikas has decided to go the legal way and sent a notice to the IFFI authorities accusing them of cheating. The notice states that the film was indeed given to IFFI in 1991 but with a condition that they won't be able to screen it after 22 years without the permission of the producer, that is, Vikas Mohan. Also, they have asked the officials at IFFI to make the screening commercial by demanding money from the ones who have attended the same at the festival. Also, Vikas has added that he has asked for the copy of the film to be returned to him along with a public apology from the IFFI organizers. However, IFFI hasn't responded to these claims.
On the other hand, producer Vikas Mohan has plans to release the film since 26 years ago, the film could not find distributors owing to the downfall of Gulzar Saab's career as a director. However, Vikas who still considers Libaas as one of the masterpieces has expressed his desire to find distributors for the film.
Bollywood or for that matter any film industry is filled with bizarre tales recounting unheard of events or happenings. However in a twist to the daily life, a Liberal Party candidate who was running for the Victorian elections later this week in Thomastown, Australia, has apparently been sacked from his post, due to his ties with porn star turned Bollywood actress Sunny Leone.
Apparently, Nitin Gursahani was standing for the seat of Thomastown before it was revealed he was helping to promote Sunny Leone's Melbourne tour. In a statement released, the party claims that since Gursahani failed to disclose his connection with the tour, apart from the fact that the material (Sunny Leone being a porn star) did not reflect the party values.
As for Gursahani, his involvement in Sunny Leone's tour comes in the form of the family business that deals with organizing and executing events pertinent to Bollywood, of which he is the marketing manager.
Armaan Kohli, who was last seen in the 2003 film LOC: Kargil, has been missing from the big screen. However, the actor's career seems to have received a jumpstart post his appearance in the Bigg Boss house last year. In fact post his stint in the house, Armaan has been signed to play a negative role in Sooraj Barjatya's next Salman Khan starrer Prem Ratan Dhan Payo.
Now we hear that Armaan Kohli has also been roped in for a two film deal by producer director Sajid Nadiadwala. Kohli confirmed the development saying that Nadiadwala had called him to the office and requested him to be part of two films from the five that he was intending on starting.
However, though Armaan Kohli is pretty kicked about the multiple films, he refuses to divulge any details of the same.
Filmmaker Nishikant Kamat has now decided to explore the period cinema space with his next. The director who is busy making Rocky Handsome with John Abraham, a remake of The Man From Nowhere, has already started scripting for the same.
Talking about the development and his fascination with period films, Nishikant mentioned that he has been toying with the idea of making this film for the past couple of years and has even been discussing about it with writer Ritesh Shah. It is a film set in the 50s and also, the director will be giving a different cinematic colour to it considering the era in which it is set. Moreover, the filmmaker also added that this is the right time to make such a film since audience has been accepting towards this genre.
The film in question is said to be a thriller but the cast for the same is yet to be finalized. Nishikant claimed that since the film is in the initial stages of scripting, he hasn't decided on who is going to lead the cast but he is sure to have A-listers on board. He also revealed that since it is a period film, it will be set in a huge canvas and hence he'll require such grand locations. The yet to be titled film will be produced by Vikram Malhotra.
The script of the untitled film will be completed by January and hence, it is slated to go on floors by early or mid 2015.
Though doing off beat films are his forte, Manoj Bajpayee is equally active when it comes to commercial cinema and he will be soon seen in the masala entertainer Tevar. But what comes as a surprise is that this actor now will be sharing screen space with none other than the former beauty queen and now yummy mummy Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in Sanjay Gupta's Jazbaa.
However, just like his other films with Sanjay Gupta including the recent Shootout At Wadala, Manoj will reprise the role of a gangster. However, from what we hear, though he will not be playing the lead, he will be playing an important part in the film. The character that the actor is playing will also have many scenes with other members of the cast and is crucial to the story. Though Sanjay Gupta stated that Manoj is a part of the film, he mentioned that the actor is yet to put his confirmation on paper.
Jazbaa has an ensemble cast with Aishwarya playing the role of a lawyer, Irrfan playing the role of a suspended cop and Shabana Azmi as his mother and a renowned professor. On the other hand, the film will also see John Abraham in a special appearance. The film is expected to go on floor in January 2015 and it seems that Gupta is aiming at Cannes to premiere the film.
Jyoti Kapoor, co-writer of Daawat-E-Ishq, was miffed when she saw the First Look of the film called Phir Se and accused Kunal Kohli of plagiarism. In fact, Jyoti even filed a complaint with the FWA (Film Writer's Association) alleging that Kunal had copied the story she had written a year ago. And now, it seems that the Dispute Settlement Committee of the association has passed the judgment in favour of Jyoti.
Jyoti Kapoor, who is thrilled about it not only expressed her happiness but even claimed that justice has prevailed. From what we hear, it seems, that some aspects of Kunal's script bear a resemblance to Jyoti's, and considering that the two met a year ago, and Kunal had access to the latter's script, the committee decided that filmmaker Kohli's work was influenced by Jyoti's script. Apparently, Jyoti had registered the script with FWA and had presented it to Kohli in a meeting almost a year ago, but it seems things didn't work out then, later she had taken it to another production house.
When the controversy started, Kunal had mentioned that Jyoti was accusing him of plagiarism in a bid to gain monetary benefits but now, Jyoti clarified on the same stating that money is not her concern since her script has been bought by another production house.
Kunal Kohli who is upset with the decision of FWA, stated that the decision of the association which is based on three main points, doesn't exist in his script and that he has appealed against this. Adding further about Jyoti's demand for money, the filmmaker revealed that he has a letter from Jyoti's lawyer asking him for a monetary settlement to sort the matter.
A long schedule of Shandaar in Europe seems to have taken a toll on Alia Bhatt's health. This young actress who has been shooting for Vikas Bahl's directorial venture had fallen ill on the sets but continued shooting since she did not want to seem unprofessional by canceling it.
However, after completing the same, Alia took to bed with high fever and acute stomach ache on Sunday, leaving the crew panicking. Moreover, adding to the woes, her conditioned worsened the next day and she was asked to get a check-up done by the doctor. While some believed that this could be the consequence of appendicities, a worried Mahesh Bhatt heaved a sigh of relief when the reports came in negative. The filmmaker also clarified that she had fallen ill due to fever and hyper acidity due to the irregular shooting schedule. Alia Bhatt is currently in the stage of recovery and since the shoot schedule has been completed, she has been asked to take rest.
Shandaar also stars Shahid Kapoor along with father Pankaj Kapur and sister Sanah. The film will be seeing Sanjay Kapoor in a prominent role too.