Ritesh Batra’s next film PHOTOGRAPH, which stars Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Sanya Malhotra. Is all set to have its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival 2019. Photograph is amongst the 112 films that have been selected to be screened. The film was shot in and around Mumbai and is backed by Amazon Studios.

Bhushan Kumar and Gippy Grewal come together to produce two Punjabi films; while the two untitled films’ female cast is yet to be locked in, both the films will star Gippy in the lead role. The first film is slated to go on the floor in February, 2019 and will be directed by Baljit Singh Deo. The second film, to be directed by Smeep Kang will begin shooting from April 20, 2019.

Not long ago we were the first ones to break the news that Ayushmann Khurrana and Nushrat Bharucha will be coming together for a film which was earlier titled GOOGLY. Now thr same has been confirmed and the film is going to be titled DREAMGIRL. The film is produced by Ekta Kapoor and marks the directorial debut of Raaj Shaandilyaa.

Karan Johar has launched a new digital content arm Dharmatic Entertainment under his film production and distribution company Dharma Productions. The venture will be headed by Karan and Apoorva Mehta, chief executive officer at Dharma. The digital division will have Somen Mishra, as head of fictional content; while former NDTV journalist Aneesha Baig will spearhead the non-fiction branch.

Since last few weeks, Sacred Games season 2 has started shooting in and around Mumbai. This time around Vikram Aditya Motwane is the showrunner; Neeraj Ghaywan will be directing Saif Ali Khan’s part of the show and Anurag Kashyap will be directing Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s part of the show.

Siddharth Roy Kapur has acquired the life rights to Bhule Bhatke Tiwari, as Mr. Rajaram Tiwari was popularly called, who helped reunite people lost in the Kumbh Mela in Allahabad. Ever since he started this ‘lost and found’ service in 1946, Mr. Tiwari had helped reunited tens of lakhs of people with their loved ones. Bhule Bhatke Tiwari’s work has received global attention and several major publications have covered his 71 year mission to help people.

This past week fire broke out on the sets of Aanand L Rai’s ZERO; The fire started because of a short circuit on set and went onto engulf a major part of the set-up. Shah Rukh Khan was present for the shoot of a song but fortunately was in his vanity when the fire broke out. No casualties were reported  but it will be major loss of time and money spent on the sets. The film is set to release on December 21, 2018.

Karan Johar’s feature film GOOD NEWS has gone on the floors in Chandigarh this past week. The film directed by debutant Raj Mehta began shooting on Thursday, November 29 with Diljit Dosanjhand Kiara Advani. The film’s other lead pair Akshay Kumar and Kareena Kapoor Khan are expected to join the crew in Chandigarh soon.

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