Rajkummar Rao has been signed opposite Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in FANNEY KHAN. The movie has Anil Kapoor playing the title role and is supposed to mount the sets by the end of the year.

Ajay Devgn’s RAID being directed by Rajukumar Gupta and co-starring Ileana D’cruz will mount the sets later this month. The makers intend to shoot the first schedule of the movie in Lucknow. The movie is up for release next year in April.

Akshay Kumar has been offered the remake of VEERAM (2014) a Tamil film. The original movie starred Ajith and Tamannah and went out to be a mega blockbuster when it initially released. Producer Sajid Nadiadwala has picked up the remaking rights of the movie and the movie is tentatively titled LAND OF LUNGI.

Last week, a lighting department technician passed away on the set of Anushka Sharma’s Pari. According to the reports, a technician named Sh. Shahabe Alam came in contact with a live wire and died of electrocution on the sets in Kolkata. The technician was rushed to a nearby hospital where he was declared dead. The shooting of the film at that location has been temporarily stopped and later resumed.

Shahid Kapoor has given his elusive nod to star in director Shree Narayan Singh’s next after the director’s super hit TOILET EK PREM KATHA. The movie is titled ROSHNI and Shahid will been seen portraying a lawyer in the movie. According to sources, the plot revolves around a social issue. The movie is being penned by RUSTOM’s writer Vipul K Rawal. The rest of the cast are been finalized. Watch this space!

On the other hand, the other release of next week Arjun Rampal’s DADDY has been given the A certificate by the censor board.

Director Shoojit Sarkar has signed a newcomer actress to star opposite Varun Dhawan in his upcoming movie OCTOBER. The movie is said to be a romantic film and will begin filming in a couple of month’s time in Mumbai. Prep work for the movie is currently underway.

Sunny Deol’s POSTER BOYS has got a UA certificate from the censor board with one cut. The movie co-starring Bobby Deol and Shreyas Talpade is up for release next week.

The acclaimed director of THE LUNCHBOX, Ritesh Batra has finally got his lead sorted for his next venture titled Photographer. The movie is now going to star Nawazuddin and DANGAL girl Sanya Malhotra in the lead. The movie will mount the sets by the end of the year in Mumbai.

The Bombay High Court this past week forced the makers of Baadshaho to drop the reworked version of the song Keh Doon Tumhe from the film after a case was filed by the makers of the 1975 film Deewaar. As a result, Keh Doon Tumhe was dropped from the film and pulled out of all networks just days prior to the release.

This actor has been quoting crazy amounts to any unsuspecting producers who venture in to sign him. The scary part of this news is that the actor genuinely believes that frankly atrocious fee he has been demanding is ‘cut-price’. Good part is that none of the makers have actually forked out the crazy amount to sign him. But in desperate time desperate folks take desperate decisions.

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