Sanjay Dutt is all set to do a heist film with Prakash Jha. The film will go on the floors by the end of the year. The scripting is currently in process. Sanjay has liked the basic idea and the premise of the film. The rest of the casting is also underway. Watch this space for more!

Jackie Shroff is going to be making his Gujarati film debut with the remake of the national award winning Marathi film VENTILATOR. He will be essaying the same role that was played by Ashutosh Gowariker in the original one. Director Umang Vyas will be adapting the Marathi version into Gujarati. The film will go on the floors in March.

Nana Patekar has agreed to be a part of the Hindi Remake of the Bela Seshe, a Bengali drama film directed by Nandita Roy and Shiboprosad Mukherjee. The hindi version will be produced by Reliance Entertainment. Nana will be seen essaying the role of Soumitra Chatterjee while his wife’s role is yet to be finalized. Watch this space!

After being a hit at the Indian box-office, Aamir Khan’s SECRET SUPERSTAR is rocking the numbers at the China box-office. The film has already crossed Rs 500cr (almost $79 million) in its second week already. It will be interesting to see if it can cross the $100 million barrier in the coming week or not!

This past week we were called for a special screening of THE TEST CASE which is currently streaming on AltBalaji. We were really impressed with Nimrat Kaur’s acting and loved the concept that the creator Samar Khan has come up with and also Ekta Kapoor’s guts for backing a show like this. The show also stars Atul Kulkarni, Rahul Dev and Anup Soni who have given a great performance as well.

Vir Das is now all set to foray into production. Vir is going to be producing a dark thriller, ironically titled, HASMUKH. He will be collaborating with Nikkhil Advani and will also be acting in the film. He will be essaying the role of a serial killer in the film. The film is set to go on the floors soon and is going to be shot all over India.

PADMAAVAT against all odds has had an exceptional opening in India and Internationally as well. The film has earned approx $12 million (INR 76.24cr) overseas in its opening weekend. At the Indian box-office, in the coming week it could surpass the lifetime total of BAJIRAO MASTAANI, making it the highest grossing Sanjay Leela Bhansali film. The film is expected to cross INR 200cr in India over the coming week, despite not being released in a few states.

The PALTAN unit has left for Punjab to shoot the second schedule of the film this past week. The film stars Arjun Rampal, Jackie Shroff , Sonu Sood, Harshvardhan Rane, and Rohit Roy. The film is directed by JP Dutta and the film is produced by Zee Studios and JP Dutta.

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