Sanya Malhotra has been roped in to essay the role of Vidya Balan’s daughter in Shakuntala Devi biopic. Sanya will be essaying the pivotal role of Anupama Banerji, daughter of Shakuntala. Sanya is expected to join the cast during the London schedule by the end of the month. The fi lm is produced by Sony Pictures Networks Productions and Vikram Malhotra. Anu Menon directs.

Esha Gupta and Daisy Shah will be seen coming together for a chick flick which is titled TIPSY. Esha comes in place of Laxmi Rai who had to back off owing to an injury and Daisy replaces Shama Sikander. The film also stars Kainaat
Arora, Alankrita Sahai and Nazia Hussain in the leads. The film will be extensively shot in and around England and Scotland. TIPSY is directed by Deepak Tijori and produced by Raju Chadha & Rahul Mittra.

Rohit Shetty’s much anticipated next of his cop universe, SOORYAVANSHI, starring Akshay Kumar, went on the floors earlier this year in May and it was extensively shot in Mumbai, Bangkok and Hyderabad. Now, Shetty is back in Hyderabad to shoot the climax of the film and a huge set for the same has been constructed in Ramoji Film City. The buzz now is that, besides Akshay the climax will also feature Singham and Simmba i.e Ajay Devgn and Ranveer Singh in the scene as well and the three of them will be teaming up to fight a larger than life situation. Produced by Rohit, Karan Johar, Akshay and Shibasish Sarkar, the film also marks a reunion for Akshay and Katrina Kaif almost a decade. The film is scheduled to release in March 2020.

Alaia Furniturewala, who is gearing up for the release of her debut film Jawaani Jaaneman, has already signed a three-film deal with producer Jay Shewakramani of Northern Lights Films. Alaia will be seen playing the role of Saif Ali Khan’s daughter in the film. The coming of age story which is directed by Nitin Kakkar also stars Tabu in a pivotal role. The film is set to release in November this year.

Ram Madhvani, who last helmed Neerja, is all set for his next directorial venture. The next yet untitled film will be an action-comedy film which will focus on finding the real Kohinoor diamond. According to the buzz, he is currently working on the scripting of the same. Watch this space!

AR Rahman will be seen performing live at the Busan International Film Festival 2019. Rahman, whose debut production ’99 Songs’ will be screened at the film festival on October 9, will be treating the audience to a glimpse of his musical love story in the form of a live performance. Directed by Vishwesh Krishnamoorthy, the film also marks Rahman’s debut as a writer. Presented by Jio Studios, the film is produced by Rahman’s banner YM Movies and co-produced by Ideal Entertainment. CinemaTid BitsBollywood Trade Magazine