Chiranjeevi and his son Ram Charan are to share the screen (full-length) for the first time in the upcoming movie 'Acharya'.
As the movie gears up for its release soon, the makers seem to be trying to cut the run-time, which is currently under discussion.
It is reported that 'Acharya' run-time is expected to be around 3 hours, which might not be a recommendable one for the current scenario. While director Koratala Siva is reluctant to chop off any scenes, he believes that the movie has enough substance to keep the audience engaged.
Post Covid, situations have changed. The screening time is also another factor that has an impact on the people who wish to watch the movies in theatres. However, keeping these constraints into consideration, the makers will consider trimming the movie.
The release of 'Acharya', along with many other big-ticket movies, has faced countless hurdles and delays so far. Now that the commercial drama is gearing up for its huge release, the makers are facing another dilemma related to the run-time.
'Acharya' has Kajal Aggarwal play Chiranjeevi's love interest, while Pooja Hegde plays the heroine opposite Ram Charan.
Filmmaker Shawn Levy has been roped in to direct the third movie in the Ryan Reynolds-led "Deadpool" franchise.
Reynolds, who has been attached with the role since 2016, took to Twitter to announce his third collaboration with Levy post "Free Guy" and the recently-released sci-fi adventure movie "The Adam Project" on Netflix.
"The third film in my Shawn Levy trilogy will be a tad more stabby," the actor wrote alongside an image featuring his characters in “Deadpool,” “The Adam Project” and “Free Guy.”
The first "Deadpool", directed by Tim Miller, came out in 2016 and minted USD 783.1 million worldwide. The David Leitch-directed follow up, which released in 2018, was also a huge commercial success with earnings of USD 785.8 million globally.
This will be the first "Deadpool" film following Disney's acquisition of 20th Century Fox, which released the previous two installments.
No release date has been finalised for "Deadpool 3".
Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma, who is known for her work in films like 'Band Baaja Baaraat', 'Sultan' and 'Sanju', is currently prepping for her upcoming biopic 'Chakda Xpress' in full swing.
She recently shared a video on her social media showing the course of her preparations for her role of the celebrated Indian fast bowler Jhulan Goswami in the movie.
Anushka took to her Instagram and posted the video of her cricket practice at the nets and captioned it "Get-Sweat-Go! #ChakdaXpress #prep getting hard and intense as we are counting days". The actress is making her return to the movies after her pregnancy with the said film.
Talking about Jhulan Goswami, the cricketer holds the world record for the highest number of wickets taken by a woman in an international career.
She recently also became the joint highest wicket-taker in women's World Cup history at the ongoing ICC World Cup. Jhulan equalled the tally of 39 wickets taken by Lyn Fullston of Australia from 1982 to 1988.
'Chakda Xpress' directed by Prosit Roy and written by Abhishek Banerjee, traces Jhulan's inspirational journey as she charts her own course despite the hindrances posed by misogynistic politics.
Tasting the success through her determination and grit, she rose to the position of the skipper of the Indian women's national cricket team. In 2018, an Indian postage stamp was issued in her honour.
Director Siddharth Anand agrees there is a sense of pressure as his upcoming directorial 'Pathaan' has big names such as Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone and John Abraham.
He says, "'Pathaan' has been designed to deliver the biggest action spectacle that audiences cannot even expect to see from the Hindi film industry. We are carefully and strategically building the entire campaign to engineer some of the biggest moments for fan hysteria around 'Pathaan'."
"So, the date announcement video plays to the gallery big time. We knew that the fans were really thirsty for us to announce the film, given we had kept a lid on it for way too long."
Siddharth explains what was kept in mind while crafting the announcement video.
He says, "We have the most loved superstar of our generation, Shah Rukh Khan, with us. It is an honour and a responsibility for all of us. So, we really can't misstep at any point and we ensured that this video was bang for the buck for everyone who was eagerly waiting for SRK to announce 'Pathaan'!"
"Add to that, we have the biggest female superstar of our country, Deepika Padukone in the film. This makes Pathan even more exciting as SRK and DP have delivered historic blockbusters."
He adds, "On top of that we have John Abraham, who is undisputed in action and commands a huge and a loyal fan base that waits for him to take things several notches higher with every film that he does. So, there is pressure for us to deliver a cracking product and I love that there is this pressure and anticipation. It pushes me to deliver my best work and I'm hoping to do that again with Pathan."
He further says, "I was delighted to see how the fans cheered for their favourite superstars in the loudest possible way. We wanted to generate conversation and fan frenzy with this unit and I'm glad we have achieved this at the start of the campaign."
'Pathaan' will release in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.
Actor Siddhant Malhotra's upcoming film 'Mission Majnu' has a new release date. It is all set to hit the big screens on June 10.
A tweet from producer Ronnie Screwvala's RSVP read: "The target is set! Get ready to be a part of India's most daring RAW mission in the heart of Pakistan. Inspired by true events, #MissionMajnu releasing on 10th June 2022."
The production houses backing the film RSVP and Guilty By Association take the announcement to their official social media account.
Directed by Shantanu Bagchi, the espionage thriller set in the 1970s has Sidharth Malhotra essaying the role of a RAW agent who lead a covert operation on Pakistani soil.
The film also marks the Hindi debut of India's sweetheart Rashmika Mandanna. The Shantanu Bagchi directorial brings to the fore a fresh pair and it is Sidharth's next after the hit 'Shershaah' and Rashmika's much awaited debut after her monstrous blockbuster 'Pushpa'.
Produced by Ronnie Screwvala (RSVP) Amar Butala and Garima Mehta (Guilty By Association Media), written by Parveez Shaikh, Aseem Arrora and Sumit Batheja, and directed by Shantanu Bagchi, Mission Majnu stars Sidharth Malhotra, Rashmika Mandanna, Sharib Hashmi and Kumud Mishra.
Bollywood's 'Dreamgirl' Hema Malini remembered her late mother Jaya Chakravarthy while she recalled working with late superstar Rajesh Khanna.
Hema appeared as a special guest for 'Mother's Day' special episode on 'Hunarbaaz- Desh Ki Shaan'.
The veteran actress spoke to IANS and recalled working with late superstar Rajesh Khanna and her initial relationship with him.
Hema Malini referred to her late mother and said: "Though she has gone and is no longer with me physically but still I can feel she is there around me. Many times if I am doing some work, I feel like she is waiting for me and I have to go, then suddenly I realise that she is no more. But still she is with me all the time. And the same connection I have with my daughters."
"And I am happy to see that my daughters are giving the same affection care to their kids like I had given to them. They know the true meaning of being a mother and motherhood."
The actress further gets nostalgic about her journey in Bollywood and also regretted that she couldn't explore much as a classical dancer in movies.
As she said: "Unfortunately when I came in movies that era was not the same as the time of Vyjayanthimala and Padmini, so I couldn't get many chances to do classical dance in movies."
During the show she did a small performance on the song, 'Gori Tori Paijaniya' from the movie 'Mehbooba' starring herself and Rajesh Khanna.
"You know the best part of coming to these reality shows is that you can recall those moments from the past. I did a small performance but it was really great. I still remember that initially me and Rajesh Khanna never liked each other. But later we did the film 'Prem Nagar' together and from there we developed a good friendship that continued forever. In fact his wife Dimple and children used to visit the sets during shooting."
Hema Malini seemed quite excited to be on the talent-based reality show and looking at the performances of the participants.
"I feel honoured because the channel felt that I am the right person to come on 'Mother's Day' special episode. So, they invited me and I accepted to be on the show. I enjoyed watching the performances of these contestants who came from very very low backgrounds. After so much struggle they manage to reach here and that is the most special thing about them," said Hema.
Hema further said that it was an enjoyable moment for her to be on the show and she was so impressed after listening to the flute performance by Anirban Roy that she gifted him a flute as a token of appreciation.
"He is an excellent flute player and he played the flute so beautifully like a very mature artiste. I was so overwhelmed that I gave him a flute symbolically as it felt like he is Gopal. In fact I gave a special performance and asked him to play the character of Gopal and I played Yashoda," added the actress while recalling her performance on the popular song 'Sundara Gopalam'.
The actress who had given numerous hit movies and remained a superstar of Bollywood for so long said that it was difficult for her to judge who is best among them. She reminisces about her conversation with judges Mithun Chakraborty, Karan Johar and Parineeti Chopra.
"I was discussing with the judges that all these contestants are just incredible and it is so difficult to eliminate either of them," she shared.
Hema added how she was speechless and stunned while witnessing Tipu Pehalwan's acts and his variety of difficult stunts.
"He was just a normal looking man but had an extraordinary power that really left me in awe. He lifted the entire bicycle in his mouth and a jeep moved over him. And most amazing was that nothing has affected him. Even when the ice slab was broken over him. He has learnt that art and that was really astonishing," she concluded.
'Dark Shadows' actor Mitchell Ryan passed away on Friday in Los Angeles. The actor, who was 88 years old, is also known for his work in 'Dharma & Greg' and movies including 'Magnum Force' and 'High Plains Drifter', reports 'Variety'.
His agent confirmed the news of his departure to 'Variety'. Kathryn Leigh Scott, who portrayed several roles on "Dark Shadows," shared thoughts on her co-star's death in a Friday Facebook post. She wrote, "My sweet, beloved friend Mitch died early this morning. He was a great gift in my life. I cherish my warm memories of his beautiful soul. I'm heartbroken."
As a life member of the Actor's Studio, Ryan has also made appearances in Broadway which include 'Medea' and 'The Price'. Talking about his film appearances, he has beena part of projects like 'Lethal Weapon'. 'Grosse Pointe Blank', 'Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers' and 'Winter People'.
He was also a writer. He published the title, 'Fall of a Sparrow'. an autobiographical book about life and career as an actor - including his public struggles with alcoholism and journey to sobriety in 2021.
Superstar Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif-led spy thriller "Tiger 3" is set to arrive in theatres worldwide on April 21, 2023.
The actioner, backed by Yash Raj Films (YRF), features Khan and Kaif as spy agents - Tiger and Zoya.
In a social media post on Friday, both the stars shared the release date and gave a sneak-peak into the world of the film.
"Hum sab apna apna khayal rakhen (we all should take care of ourselves).. Tiger3 on 2023 Eid… let's all be there ..Releasing in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu. Celebrate #Tiger3 with #YRF50 only at a big screen near you on 21st April 2023," Khan, 56, wrote on Twitter.
Kaif, 38, shared the news on her Instagram handle.
The project marks Yash Raj Films' fourth film release announcement this week, starting with Shah Rukh Khan-led “Pathaan” (January 25, 2023), “Prithviraj” starring Akshay Kumar (June 3) and Ranveer Singh's "Jayeshbhai Jordaar (May 13).
"Tiger. Ready. To. Roar. Again. In cinemas on Eid 2023. Releasing in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu. Celebrate #Tiger3 with #YRF50 only at a big screen near you on 21st April 2023," a tweet from YRF read.
The first movie in the franchise, "Ek Tha Tiger" (2012), directed by Kabir Khan, chronicled the story of an Indian spy (RAW) code-named Tiger (Khan) who falls in love with a Pakistani spy (Kaif) during an investigation.
The Ali Abbas Zafar-helmed sequel, "Tiger Zinda Hai" (2017), saw Tiger and Zoya go on a mission to save a group of hostages held by a militant terrorist organization in Iraq. The film was said to be inspired from the 2014 abduction of Indian nurses by ISIL (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant).
The third installment is directed by Maneesh Sharma, best known for "Fan” and “Band Baaja Baaraat”.
"Tiger 3" will reportedly star Emraan Hashmi as the antagonist.
The comedy franchise 'Fukrey' is returning with its third instalment. Actor Varun Sharma, who plays the role of Choocha Singh in the film series, took to Instagram to break the news of 'Fukrey 3' going on floors on Thursday.
He shared a picture of the film's clapperboard detailing the shot sequence, he wrote in caption, "Shuru Hogayi!!!"
The popular movie franchise is considered among the cult classics of Indian cinema and has become huge hits for giving viewers a wholesome experience and made sure to deliver a burst of giggles.
'Fukrey 3' stars Pulkit Samrat, Ali Fazal, Varun Sharma, Richa Chaddha, Manjot Singh and Pankaj Tripathi. The film, directed by Mrighdeep Singh Lamba, is being produced under the banner of Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar's Excel Entertainment.
Bollywood livewire star Ranveer Singh's next film 'Jayeshbhai Jordaar' is all set to hit the screens on May 13. The film was earlier scheduled to release in February. However, the release got pushed due to the Omicron outbreak.
Ranveer describes what people can expect Jayeshbhai, the character to be.
He says, "Jayesh is not your typical larger than life hero but what he does in the course of the story is heroic. And that is something I was attracted to. He evolves into a hero and what he pulls off is remarkable and truly super. He is a superhero of a very unconventional type."
The star is all praise for Jayeshbhai Jordaar director Divyang Thakkar, who he feels has made one of the most endearing films in the history of Indian cinema.
Ranveer says, "My mentor Adi Chopra called me one day and he said 'I have found a miracle script and I would like for you to hear it' and I went for the narration. Divyang Thakkar who's never directed anything before, gave me a narration in which I was laughing through my tears and guffawing, laughing and crying at the same time. I had a tissue box kept on the table which got over by the end of the narration. I was entertained, moved."
He says, "I agreed then and there on the spot to be a part of this film. The heart of this film is the writer-director Divyang Thakkar and he is a bundle of pure love and joy and the goodness of his heart, the kind, humble and loving soul that he is, reflects in his work, his writing in his film and in my character."
He added: "Jayesh is a character that I have never attempted before and so it was something completely fresh and new for me to embody which was a very exciting prospect for me. I had to really create something because this type of characterisation and these types of emotional beats, I have not played before. I saw the prospect of creating something unique and original for myself and as a performer, it's been a very fulfilling process."