Nikita Dutta who was last seen in KABIR SINGH in the role of Jia Sharma has been signed as the leading lady opposite Emraan Hashmi in EZRA. The film is currently on the floors and the shoot is currently going on in full swing in Mauritius. EZRA is directed by Jay Krishnan and produced by Bhushan Kumar, Kumar Mangat Pathak, Kishan Kumar and Abhishek Pathak.

Akshay Kumar’s upcoming film BACHCHAN PANDEY was announced this past week along with the first look of the film. The film is a remake of a hit Tamil film VEERAM (2014) which starred Ajith and Tamannaah Bhatia in leading roles. Besides Akshay the rest of the casting of the film is yet to be done as well. The film will be helmed by Farhad Samji and produced by Sajid Nadiadwala  and will be readied for a release in Christmas 2020. Watch this space for more!

After the success of many a south remakes in the industry, another one seems to be in the cards now. Karan Johar will be remaking the recently released Vijay Deverakonda starrer DEAR COMRADE into a Bollywood film. While the remake was announced, the rest of the details of the film, including the star cast are yet to be revealed.

Aditya Seal and Kiara Advani have been roped in for a film which is titled INDOO KI JAWANI, marking their first collaboration together. The film is a coming of age story based around a feisty girl from Ghaziabad. The movie shall go on the floors next month. Watch this space for more details!

Vicky Kaushal starrer URI had a special release this past week on Kargil Diwas i.e 26th July. The film was screened across 500 screens in Maharashtra. This initiative was taken by CM of Maharashtra Shri Devendra Fadnavis, where the audiences got the chance to catch the screening of the film for free. URI was directed by Aditya Dhar and produced by Ronnie Screwvala.

Vidya Balan who is currently busy promoting her upcoming film MISSION MANGAL, has now also donned the producer’s hat along with Ronnie Screwvala for a short film titled NATKHAT. She will also be playing the lead role in the film. The film is directed by Shaan Vyas.

After becoming tax free in Bihar and then Rajasthan last week, SUPER 30 has now been made tax free in Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat as well. It is also being reported that many other states could follow the suit in the coming week or so as well.

AASHIQUI actor Rahul Roy who hasn’t been seen in the industry since a long time now, is planning to make a comeback now and will be seen starring in a Kanu Behl film. The said film is titled AGRA and it revolves around a dysfunctional family. The project is said to be backed by Yoodle Films. The film also stars Priyanka Bose, Mohit Agarwal, Vibha Chibber, Sonal Jha, Ruhani Sharma, Aanchal Goswami amongst others in prominent roles. The film will be shot in and around Agra and will be readied for a release sometime in 2020. CinemaTid BitsBollywood Trade Magazine