Akshay Kumar has finally wrapped up Housefull 4 after an extensive shoot at Film City over the last few days. While Akshay and the entire cast of Housefull was shooting for a crucial portion in the movie, they had a lot of visitors on the sets. Akshay, Kriti Sanon, Riteish Deshmukh, Pooja Hegde, Bobby Deol and Kriti Kharbanda were shooting at Film City with Nawazuddin Siddiqui for a special sequence when ace cricketer Shikhar Dhawan visited the sets. It was one helluva bonding sesh for the team because Akshay is a major cricket lover.
Salman Khan who was shooting for Kapil Sharma’s show in the Film City also came over to chill with Sajid Nadiadwala who is his friend and also producer of the film. In addition to this, Vidya Balan who is Akki’s Mission Mangal co-star also dropped by.
Akshay is all set and raring to go with Housefull 4. The shoot has finished and the project will be released on Diwali this year. In addition to this, Akshay has Good News,Mission Mangal and Laaxmi Bomb in the pipeline.
Akshay Kumar has proved time and again that he is the most consistent and saleable actor at the box office. Long gone is the monopoly of the three mighty Khans with Akshay and new age actors like Ranveer Singh, Varun Dhawan, Deepika Padukone and Alia Bhatt here to give all the A-Listers a run for the their money. Latest survey shows that Akshay has bagged endorsements worth Rs 100 crore in the advertisement space which is more than all the Khans made.
Also, what is interesting to note is that lot of brands are open to investing in young actors like Ranveer, Varun, Vicky Kaushal and not to mention Alia Bhatt and Deepika Padukone. After Akki, brand DeepVeer has proven to be most profitable. Ranveer and Deepika’s individual equity is Rs 84 crores and Rs 75 crores respectively. Shah Rukh is at Rs 56 crores while Salman has endorsements worth Rs 40 crores. Alia Bhatt has equity worth Rs 68 crores which is more than the Khans. Amitabh Bachchan is worth Rs 72 crore, Varun Dhawan has ads worth Rs 48 in his kitty. Kareena Kapoor Khan at Rs 32 crore and Katrina Kaif at Rs 30 crore are amongst the Top 10 celebs in the list.
Brand endorsements of a celebrity is a clear indicator of their commercial success in the industry and therefore it is not surprising that the list of the names has Akshay, Deepika, Ranveer, Alia in the top bracket. It is touted that more new age actors will set new trends in the year 2019.
Karan Johar is all set and raring to go with his new dating show, What The Love for Netflix where he has turned a love guru, doling out romantic advice to people seeking an expert opinion. Post this, he wants to come up with a talk show which will feature all the star wives and the focus will be on their parenting skills.
It is reported that amongst various other things, the star wives will talk about raising their kids and even mentoring them to join the industry. Now, that is an interesting look out, no? Karan Johar’s digital wing is said to have been developing a show on this concept before they pitch it to the OTT platforms.
Karan created quite a stir in his coffee cup after the last season of Koffee With Karan went viral for all the wrong reasons. The latest offering from KJo will be intimate and personal but far less controversial, it is touted.
But before this, Karan will be concentrating on his magnum opus Takht which stars Ranveer Singh, Kareena Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Vicky Kaushal, Janhvi Kapoor and Bhumi Pednekar. His last production Kalank tanked at the box office. He has Good News and Sooryavanshi in the pipeline.
With biopics garnering immense interest from filmmakers across Bollywood, there has been an announcement on another biopic. This one yet again celebrates the valor, courage and strength of a man who not only was the chairman of the All India Anti-Terrorist Front but also a renowned politician. We are talking about M S Bitta aka Maninderjeet Singh Bitta, who was appointed as the president of Indian Youth Congress by P.V. Narasimha Rao himself. His story will be presented on the celluloid by Shailendra Singh and Priya Gupta in Zinda Shaheed!
In a recent announcement, it has been revealed that Shailendra Singh and Priya Gupta will be jointly producing the biopic on M S Bitta in the film titled Zinda Shaheed. In a recent post that was shared on social media by Taran Adarsh, it was confirmed that the two of them have acquired the rights of the story of M S Bitta for their next. In the same statement, it was also revealed that the film is in its initial stages and hence the logistic details and others are yet to be finalized. An announcement on the director and the cast is expected to be made soon.
On the other hand, it is being said that the makers are keen on commencing the shoot of Zinda Shaheed in the first half of 2020.
NEWS UPDATE… A biopic on MS Bitta… Producers Shailendra Singh and Priya Gupta acquire rights to the life story of MS Bitta… Biopic is titled #ZindaShaheed… Starts first half of 2020… Director and cast will be announced soon. pic.twitter.com/txGPmnCMF5
M S Bitta is supposed to be working as a full time social worker currently as he helps in supporting the widows of soldiers from Kargil War. He has been given extreme security by the Indian government after he had to face two major attacks. If reports are to be believed, he lost one of his legs in the 1992 Bomb attacks in Amritsar. He later was also injured during the 1993 deadly attack on Indian Youth Congress in New Delhi.
Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt are all set to share the screen space for the first time in Ayan Mukerji’s Brahmastra. The movie is a mythological sci-fi film on the lines of a superhero film. The two have been working endlessly on the project since over a year now and we can’t wait to see these two love birds on silver screen. Ayan Mukerji, who recently joined social media, has been gracing us with some behind-the-scenes pictures of the film.
Alia even went on to say that Brahmastra can put Indian superhero films on an international level and honestly, it has only been raising our anticipation. Now, our sources have informed us that this power couple of the industry is all set to be the face of an e-commerce website, Flipkart. The name in itself is a huge deal and we are thrilled to see these two in their commercials. Take a look at their poster, and we are certain that it is going to make you very happy.
Brahamastra is slated to release in summer 2020, postponed from the initial Christmas release this year, due to technical delays. Ayan put out a statement saying that their VFX artists needed more time to make Isha and Shiva’s journey come to life than expected and has promised to make it worth our wait.