Ajay Devgn is now expanding his production house Ajay Devgn film Productions, in association with Watergate Production, and will be producing a number of Hindi and regional films under the said banner. Ajay Devgn Film Productions has already got an untitled Marathi film on floors. This film is a family drama, which stars Nana Patekar in lead along with Sumeet Raghavan and Iravati Harshe. The film is being directed by Satish Rajwade. Besides producing the film, reports suggest that Devgn will also be doing a cameo in it.

Last week in our Trade Buzz column we had mentioned that Aditya Roy Kapoor had walked out of the IIFA movie which will mount the sets in New York this weekend. Now the news is that the producers have dropped the character which Aditya was playing and the story will be told from the two people point of view of Diljit Dosanjh and Sonkashi Sinha.

Irrfan Khan’s next venture THE SONG OF SCORPIONS where he plays the character of a camel trader has been selected for its international premiere. With the 70th edition this year, the Locarno International Film Festival held annually in Switzerland.

Arjun Kapoor has okayed the script of fi lmmaker Vipul Shah’s forthcoming movie NAMESTEY ENGLAND. The movie is going mount the sets by the end of the year and the makers are currently on the lookout for the leading lady for the movie. Watch this space!

Nawazuddin has been roped in for the sequel of the 2016 movie PHOBIA. The sequel will be directed by Pawan Kriplani and produced by Viki Rajani. The Radhika Apte first instalment had met with great critical acclaim in its run.

While Akshay Kumar has in the past hosted adventure reality show KHATRON KE KHILADI, now the actor returns to television but for a comedy show. Akshay is all set to turn judge for THE GREAT INDIAN LAUGHTER CHALLENGE. The show will be also judged by popular stand up comedians Zakir Khan and Hussain Dalal. The show will air on Star Plus by the end of next month!

Prateik Babbar is all set to play the baddie in BAAGHI 2 which co-stars Tiger Shroff and Disha Patani. BAAGHI 2 is directed by Ahmed Khan and produced by Sajid Nadiadwala. The shoot of the movie will begin by the end of next month. Another biggie in the making!

Actor Rohit Roy who was going to turn a director with his debut feature SEJAL SUPARI which was going to be backed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali. But now according to our sources, the movie has been put on hold for some time before SLB fi nishes his next and then will give his proper attention to this one.

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