Sajid Khan Might Direct ‘Awara Paagal Deewana’ Sequel

href=”author/joseph-bhatena”>Joseph Bhatena , 12 Apr 2021Sajid Khan

What? A sequel to ‘Awara Paagal Deewana?’ Wow! I sure am super excited to hear this. The first part was simply amazing and I personally loved every bit of it. Akshay Kumar, Paresh Rawal, Suniel Shetty, Aftab Shivdasani, and others had my jaws hurting as I couldn’t stop laughing watching the film. Vikram Bhatt, with his direction, made sure not to disappoint fans as he delivered a laughter riot of a film! Now, news is that there will be a sequel to the first one and it might be directed by Sajid Khan.

The director has given us some of the best comedy films that will always be afresh in our memories. Sajid has always been passionate about his work and many of the actors love working with him. Firoz Nadiadwala recently in his statement to the press said “If the script comes out well and Sajid approves, he will be directing the film.” Sajid has been Firoz’s first choice in directing the film and if everything works well, he will have Sajid on board as a director.

With the script still in development, we don’t know much about it. But I can’t wait for this to happen! Stay tuned to this space for more updates on this film.

Shilpa Shetty Says It Was Tough To Make Son Viaan Not Feel Ignored After Daughter Samisha’s Birth

href=”author/shubanka-sridhar”>Shubanka Sridhar , 01 Apr 2021Shilpa Shetty Kundra, Raj Kundra and son Viaan Raj Kundra with their daughter, Samisha Shetty Kundra (Source: Instagram | @theshilpashetty)

Shilpa Shetty Kundra is one woman who seems to be able to do it all! Whether it’s being a hands-on mother, wife and daughter or maintaining a super healthy lifestyle while juggling work commitments, there’s a lot that she gets done and makes it all seem so effortless.

But, at the crux of it, she also faces challenges that all mothers tend to when they raise more than one child. Shilpa, who is already a mother to 9-year-old Viaan Raj Kundra, just welcomed her and Raj Kundra‘s second child, Samisha Shetty Kundra, through surrogacy in March last year. Speaking about making sure she gives attention to her newborn and her older son, she says it was a challenge, for sure.

Speaking to Bollywood Bubble, Shilpa said:

I had a baby, I had my daughter Samisha and it gave me the time with both my kids. It was very hard because my son is nine and is doing virtual school, to be a hands-on parent and with a newborn not making him feel like he is ignored because he has always been an apple of our eyes so that was a little difficult but other than that, it was not so bad… I always believe in staying positive.

She also went on to add:

Yoga helped me, and honestly, it wasn’t so bad for me. It really gave me the much-needed time which I was craving. I am dabbling in a lot of spheres and a lot of other things.

Well, got to say, like so many mothers out there, she is also powering through like a boss!

On the work front, she is set to make a power-packed comeback on the silver-screen with Nikamma alongside Abhimanyu Dassani and Shirley Setia. She also has Hungama 2 alongside Meezaan Jaffery, Paresh Rawal and Pranita Subhash. In the interview, she also shared that she is set to recreate her iconic ‘Churake Dil Mera’ with Meezaan and I super excited for that!

6 Actors Who Played Indian National Heroes To Perfection

href=”author/shubanka-sridhar”>Shubanka Sridhar , 15 Aug 2020The Legend Of Bhagat Singh, Bose: Dead/Alive, Mangal Pandey: The Rising

Playing a national hero is a huge responsibility. To portray that valour and bravery on screen in the right way and staying true to their personality is not an easy job. But some actors have really gone on to do a great job at it! From Ajay Devgn as Bhagat Singh to Rajkummar Rao as Subhash Chandra Bose, we have seen some rather talented actors play national heroes to perfection.

This Independence Day, here’s 6 actors who we loved in these rather amazing movies depicting our national struggles for independence:

  • Aamir Khan as Mangal Pandey in Mangal Pandey: The Rising (2005)
  • Mangal Pandey was an soldier in British occupied India who rebelled against the British because of a new kind of bullet that Indian soldiers were forced to use that was lined with animal fat as a lubricant. This was what led to the Indian mutiny of 1857. Directed by Ketan Mehta, the movie starred Aamir Khan in the lead role as Mangal Pandey and how can he not do it to perfection, right?

           2. Ajay Devgn as Bhagat Singh

    Ajay Devgn played the revolutionary war martyr, Bhagat Singh, in the 2002 film, The Legend Of Bhagat Singh, directed by Rajkumar Santoshi. It told the story of the 23-year-old revolutionary who planned a strategic bombing at the British assembly to get back at the British for the death of Lala Lajpat Rai. Ajay played the role of the young hero to perfection and is one of those performances where you forget the actor and experience the acting.

           3. Rajkummar Rao as Subhash Chandra Bose in Bose: Dad/Alive (2017)

    Another one of those performances where you forget the actor because he is literally living the part. Rajkummar Rao played the role of the legendary Indian freedom fighter, Subhash Chandra Bose in the web series, Bose. The series talks about the mystery behind the death of the Bose and chronicles his story.

           4. Ben Kingsley as Mahatma Gandhi in Gandhi (1982)

    Ben Kingsley looked, walked, and smiled like Mahatma Gandhi in every frame he was in. We all might have extensive knowledge about all that Gandhi did for our independence, but this film is a detailed account on the person that we was, brought to life by Mr Kingsley. The films chronicles Gandhi’s journey in fighting for the independence of our country.

            5. Paresh Rawal as Sardar Vallabbhai Patel in Sardar (1993)

    Sardar Vallabhai Patel was an Indian hero, also popularly known as the Iron Man of India. Paresh Rawal played him to perfection, giving us a glimpse of his life and his vision for the independence movement. We all know the absolutely amazing actor that Paresh Rawal is, so he did complete justice to the story of this mighty leader.

             6. Mammooty as Dr. Ambedkar in Dr. Babsaheb Ambedkar (2000)

    Dr. Babsaheb Ambedkar, who is also called the Architect of the Indian constitution, is someone we all might not know extensively about. But veteran actor, Mammooty‘s portrayal of the hero brought us closest to understanding his life and contribution to the Indian independence movement. Mammooty even won a National Award for his performance in the film.

    Which one of these films do you plan on watching today?

    Shabana Azmi, Paresh Rawal Question The Government Guidelines Barring Artists Over 65 Years From Shooting

    href=”author/avya-sharma”>Avya Sharma , 11 Jul 2020

    Shabana Azmi and Paresh Rawal (Source: Instagram | @azmishabana18)

    The state government recently announced the recommencement of film and television shoots. However, one of the regulations mentioned that actors and technicians above the age of 65 years will not be allowed in the shooting area. This has created an uproar in the industry. Last week, Hema Malini had sent a letter to the Home Secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla, requesting an amendment in the resolution. The veteran actor and politician gave examples of Amitabh Bachchan, Anupam Kher and herself claiming that they will be restricted from completing their previous projects.

    Veteran actor Shabana Azmi who was to film Nikhil Advani’s Mughal declares the rule to be discriminatory.

    According to a report by MidDay, Shabana Azmi said—

    A small portion of Vikas Khanna’s untitled film has yet to be shot. What happens to these projects? Why should producers have to sign on younger artistes and make them sport grey hair? Why is this rule applied only to the film industry, and not politicians? Will they ensure that no leader above 65 will attend any political rally,” she questions, before pointing out that it affects the livelihoods of countless senior technicians. “They don’t run parallel businesses whereby they can make up their losses.

    Actor Paresh Rawal too spoke his mind on this issue. He said, even though he understands that this decision has been made keeping in mind the safety of all. However, the 65-year-old actor feels that the implementation is impracticable. He said—

    The sets should have the necessary safety measures in place, including sanitisation. So many doctors and nurses over 65 years of age are on the field every day. They are exposed to more severe conditions.

    ‘Maybe They Thought I’m Outdated’ — Director Priyadarshan On Kartik Aaryan & Ayushmann Khurrana Rejecting Hungama 2

    href=”author/avya-sharma”>Avya Sharma , 28 Apr 2020

    Kartik Aaryan, Priyadarshan and Ayushmann Khurana (Source: Instagram | @kartikaaryan, @ayushmannk)

    Filmmaker Priyadarshan has tickled our funny bones and made us laugh like crazy with films like Hulchul, Bhool Bhulaiyya, Hera Pheri, Chup Chup Ke among others. In his career spanning up to 3 decades, he has gone on to direct over 95 films in various Indian languages like Malayalam, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu. Recently, in a tête-à-tête with PTI, the director spoke about his upcoming movie Hungama 2, which is a sequel to his 2003 film of the same name. The veteran director said that he had initially approached Kartik Aaryan, Ayushmann Khurana for the film, but none of them showed interest in the project.

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    The National Award-winning filmmaker, who roped in Meezaan Jaffery to star in Hungama 2, believes popular stars must have a line of thinking that he is an outdated director.

    Speaking to PTI he said—

    I didn’t go directly to meet them but my concept was narrated to a lot of actors like Ayushmann Khurrana, Kartik Aaryan and Siddharth Malhotra. They all refused to do the film (Hungama 2). Now, I am working with Meezaan. They all refused because maybe they thought I am an outdated director, because I was out of the Hindi film industry for five years.

    The director said that he prefers to work with artists who believe in his conviction and ideas.

    He also said:

    They seemed disinterested. They don’t tell it to you on your face. I don’t like to beg actors and (I) prefer to work with somebody who believes in me. Many times when you request an actor to do a film, they show respect to you, offer you coffee and nicely they will avoid you, because maybe they don’t trust you.

    The 2003 Hungama starred Paresh Rawal, Shoma Anand, Akshaye Khanna, Aftab Shivdasani and Rimi Sen in lead roles. The second part features Paresh Rawal, alongside a new cast — namely Meezaan, Shilpa Shetty and south-Indian actress Pranitha Subhash.

    Speaking about the sequel, Priyadarshan said:

    It is a film of total misunderstanding. The old film is about misunderstanding and confusion and same is the case with Hungama 2, but the story is different.