AFTER HAVING A GREAT START TO…..
After having a great start to the year with URI and already having another couple projects in his kitty, Vicky Kaushal has been roped in by his URI director Aditya Dhar for a film based on the interesting character from Mahabharat, Ashwatthama, who is immortal and is said to be immune from hunger, thirst and even fatigue. Dhar is in the middle of recce and scripting of the movie and they are aiming for a mid-2020 release. The yet UNTITLED film is produced by Ronnie Screwvala and will be majorly shot abroad. The rest of the details have not been released yet. Watch this space!
Salman Khan and Sonakshi Sinha are all set to begin the second schedule of DABANGG 3 in Mumbai, after finishing the first schedule recently. The second schedule will be shot in Mumbai in a grand set at film city. Salman will also be shooting an outdoor action sequence in Malad. Major chunk of the shoot is going to happen in the filmcity and the film’s antagonist Sudeep is set to join the cast soon. Post this schedule, the team will head to Wai to shoot songs and remaining portions of the film.
The much talked about film, Varun Dhawan starrer COOLIE NO. 1 will officially be launched on Varun’s birthday, which is on the 24th April. The details about the film will be announced in the presence of the entire Dhawan family. Govinda, who starred in the original COOLIE NO. 1 is also expected to be present at the launch. Sara Ali Khan will be seen playing the lead opposite Varun Dhawan in the film and will be playing a character inspired by Karishma Kapoor in the original. Two of the original songs are also said to be retained in this film, namely; Husn Hai Suhana and Main To Raste Se Jaa Raha Tha.
Vidyut Jammwal who was last seen in the recently released JUNGLEE has now been signed up for a romantic action thriller titled Khuda Hafiz. The film based on true incidents will be shot in Morocco and Kerala and the shooting is all set to commence in July. The casting for the female lead of the film is also currently underway. The makers are planning an early 2020 release for the film. A Panorama Studios Production, Produced by Kumar Mangat Pathak and Abhishek Pathak, co-produced by Aditya Chowksey and Sanjeev Joshi, Directed by Faruk Kabir, Khuda Hafiz releases early 2020.
This past week, the teaser of the much awaited Arjun Kapoor starrer INDIA’S MOST WANTED was released. The film is about five men who try to save the lives of a billion people without using any arms or ammunitions. The teaser has gathered appreciation from everyone in the industry and has gathered up a lot of excitement from the audiences as well. Written and directed by Raj Kumar Gupta, the film is produced by him in collaboration with Fox Star Studios and Myra Karn. India’s Most Wanted is all set to release on May 24.
Prateik Babbar has been roped in to play the villain opposite Rajinikanth in a Tamil film titled DARBAR. The film is directed by AR Murugadoss. The film went on the floors this past week. The film is produced by Lyca Productions and the makers are looking to release the film during the Pongal festival in Janurary 2020.
ANDHADHUN which released in China almost two weeks ago is doing some terrefic business in the country. The film has crossed $35 million (approx 246 cr INR) in China, making it the fourth highest grossing film there after DANGAL, SECRET SUPERSTAR and BAJRANGI BHAIJAAN.