Ajay Devgn, who has been busy with his work schedule and his promotions of De De Pyaar De, has lost his father Veeru Devgan. The veteran action director and filmmaker passed away on May 27, 2019. He was admitted in Surya Hospital, Santacruz, Mumbai. The funeral will be held on Monday evening at 6pm.
Veeru Devgan, who rarely made public appearances, was last seen at the special screening of Total Dhamaal. He was an accomplished stunt director and had worked in films like Inkaar (1977), Mr. Natwarlal (1979), Kranti (1981), Shahenshah (1988), Tridev (1989), Baap Numbri Beta Dus Numbri (1990), among many other iconic films.
Veeru Devgan even ventured into direction with 1999 film Hindustan Ki Kasam which starred son Ajay Devgn, Amitabh Bachchan, Manisha Koirala and Sushmita Sen.
Filmmaker Anurag Basu is busy with the shooting of his untitled next which is speculated to be a sequel to 2008 film, Life In A Metro. The film stars an ensemble cast of Abhishek Bachchan, Fatima Sana Shaikh, Sanya Malhotra, Rajkummar Rao, Aditya Roy Kapur, and Pankaj Tripathi amongst others. Earlier this year, the makers also finalized release date for the film and it was January 24, 2020. But, now the release date has been pushed to February 2020.
The highly awaited film of Anurag Basu is set to release on 21st Feb 2020. Not only that, the rumours are rife that the film will be called Ludo. While the makers are yet to announce the title, the release date has been pushed by a month. The original date has now been given to Varun Dhawan’s Street Dancer 3D.
The comedy anthology is being produced by Bhushan Kumar, Divya Khosla Kumar, Anurag Basu, Tani Somarita Basu and Krishan Kumar.
After starring in Dum Laga Ke Haisha and Shubh Mangal Saavdhan, Ayushmann Khurrana and Bhumi Pednekar are all set to reunite for the third time in Dinesh Vijan’s Bala. While the cast has begun the Kanpur schedule of the film, the makers have announced the release date of the film. The quirky comedy Bala will release on 22nd November 2019.
This past weekend, Ayushmann Khurrana and Bhumi Pednekar headed to Kanpur for a month-long schedule. “Through their journey, the film impresses on the fact that most of us are usually attracted to outward beauty and don’t go beyond that to understand the real person. That’s one of the reasons so many relationships are falling apart today!” said Dinesh during the announcement of the film.
Bala has Ayushmann Khurrana as a prematurely balding guy while Bhumi plays a dusky small town girl and Yami plays a supermodel from Lucknow. The film will be directed by Amar Kaushik who’s the last outing Stree crossed Rs 100 cr at the box office.
Karan Johar, on May 25, received birthday wishes from across the world. Amid the wishes, a certain birthday message created a storm on social media. New York-based Nepalese designer Prabal Gurung shared a message for the filmmaker which read, “Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya. Happy birthday KJo.” This photo and message soon went viral on social media before Karan responded in his comments and wrote, “Control yourself bhaiya! ????????????.”
As everyone began to speculate that they were indeed dating, Prabal Gurung has denied rumours about having a romantic relationship with Karan. In a statement that he shared on Twitter, he wrote, “No, I am not dating @karanjohar He is my dearest friend, mentor, buddy and a big brother. Pls. Kindly read the attachment with my statement and hopefully we can lay it all to rest. Wish you all nothing but the best and love XPG.”
The statement read:
“Can we have some humour and levity please. I feel very saddened and disappointed to need to say this, but to officially set the record straight: I am not in a romantic relationship with Karan Johar.
It was done with humour and my absolute love of Bollywood, it’s melodramatic flair and the one and only Madhubala… It has subsequently been misconstrued as Karan and me being in a relationship.”
Karan is one of my dearest friends. He has been someone I turn to in times of need. He is my mentor, guru, confidante and above all, a big brother to me. We have seen each other through our through our respective highs and lows. Karan is someone I deeply admire and respect . Not only has he been there for me, he’s been there for my family as well. I admire his wit, compassion, and his empathy for this world.
These reasons and many, many more is why I love Karan. But as a friend, as a big brother, as someone who I can always count on. To misconstrue my deep love for Karan as a romantic relationship is immature, unfounded and frankly very damaging in the 21st century – In this time of incredible divisiveness and othering that is happening all over the world.
I have been in a happy romantic relationship for over five years – with someone else — not Karan. There is not just one kind of love, one definition of love.
I feel that each and every one of us need to love whoever we want, however we want to love them — unabashedly, openly and proudly.”
No, I am not dating @karanjohar He is my dearest friend, mentor, buddy and a big brother. Pls. Kindly read the attachement with my statement and hopefully we can lay it all to rest. Wish you all nothing but the best and love XPG pic.twitter.com/I5UQkIt2fx
Sona Mohapatra has always been voicing her thoughts uninhibitedly on social media. And this time around too the singer seems to be miffed with a comment made by Salman Khan in an exclusive interview with Bollywood Hungama. It has been quite visible with what the superstar has been saying in reports that he is a tad bit upset with Priyanka Chopra for not doing Bharat which was later given to Katrina Kaif. Some of his comments haven’t gone down well with Sona who took to social media to blast the actor. Sona Mohapatra took to Twitter to lash out on Salman Khan and even called him a poster boy of toxic masculinity. She said, “A showcase & poster child of toxic masculinity. Low brow dig at not only a woman who was not in the room but a disgusting disregard & contempt for the woman & colleague sitting next to him in the same room. Unless we call out such serial bad behaviour, nothing changes, #India .” Readers would be aware that in the Bollywood Hungama interview, Salman took a dig at Priyanka Chopra saying that she missed out on the biggest film for her husband. He had said, “Over Bharat, she chose USA in the nick of time.” While Katrina tried to interrupt he continued, “She has worked hard all her life and when she got the biggest film of her life, she dumped it and got married. Hats off! Usually people leave their husbands for a film like this.”
A showcase & poster child of toxic masculinity. Low brow dig at not only a woman who was not in the room but a disgusting disregard & contempt for the woman & colleague sitting next to him in the same room. Unless we call out such serial bad behaviour, nothing changes, #India .???? https://t.co/NuEmOWQl12
This comment definitely left Sona Mohapatra angered. She took to Twitter to express her anger saying, “Cus @priyankachopra has better things to do in life, real men to hang out with & more importantly, girls to inspire with her journey.”
Cus @priyankachopra has better things to do in life, real men to hang out with & more importantly, girls to inspire with her journey. ????????????