Siddhant Chaturvedi who was last seen in GULLY BOY and then lent his voice for the Hindi version of MEN IN BLACK: INTERNATIONAL has now bagged the lead role in the sequel of BUNTY AUR BABLI. That’s not all though, buzz is also that he has signed a three film deal with Yash Raj Films. The leading lady opposite him in the film is yet unknown and even the director’s identity is a mystery. The official announcement of the same could be made in the coming days. Watch this space for more!

Kartik Aaryan who recently had his success with  LUKA CHUPPI and SONU KE TITU KI SWEETY and is currently working on a couple of projects has already gone on and signed his next. The buzz in the industry is thay he has been signed for the sequel of BHOOL BHULAIYAA. The film is going to be produced by Bhushan Kumar who is currently developing the script which is going to be set in a metropolis. The other cast members and the rest of the details will be finalized soon as well with the makers planning to take the film on the floor by the end of the year. Watch this space!

Jacqueline Fernandez has recently shot a fun song for Prabhas and Shraddha Kapoor starrer SAAHO. The song was shot in Austria for three days with the song being choreoghraphed by Vaibhavi Merchant. The song was also shot at Innsbruck and Tirol. SAAHO is directed by Sujeeth and will release on August 15, 2019.

Taapsee Pannu has been roped in to play the ace International Cricketer Mithali Raj in a biopic helmed by Viacom 18.The project was initially announced in 2017 and the makers finally approached Taapsee to play the titular role in it. The film is yet to have a director who will be finalized soon by the makers. Watch this space!

Zoya Akhtar, Anupam Kher, Anurag Kashyap, Ritesh Batra are among the four Indians who have been invited by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to the Oscars 2019. This has been done by the academy with the view to enhance diversity and inclusivity. Zoya Akhtar has been invited in the director’s category, Anurag Kashyap has received the invitation in the Short Films and Feature Animation category whereas Ritesh Batra has been invited in the writer’s branch.

The much awaited remake of David Dhawan’s hit COOLIE NO. 1 by the same title will be going on the floors on August 5 in Bangkok. That’s not all, it has also been confirmed that Paresh Rawal has been roped in to play the role essayed by Kader Khan in the original. The film stars Varun Dhawan and Sara Ali Khan in the lead and Paresh Rawal will play the role of Sara’s father Hoshiyar Chand in the film. The film will be readied for a release on 1st May, 2020.

After wrapping up CHEHRE recently, Emraan Hashmi has moved on to his next project and will be seen essaying the role of IAF officer KC Kuruvilla in his next VAYUSENA. The film will be helmed by Vijay Ratnakar Gutte and will have a start to fimish schedule which will begin in November 2019. The makers have already written to the government with regards to seek permission to shoot in real locations and with fighter planes. It’s a human interest story that starts with the 1971 Indo-Pak war and ends with the Indo-Pak Kargil War of 1999.

Vidya Balan will be seen making a special appearance in Anurag Basu’s next starring Abhishek Bachchan, Aditya Roy Kapur, Rajkummar Rao, Fatima Sana Shaikh and Sanya Malhotra. It is still unclear what role she has in the film but it is said to be a really interesting part. The film is said to be currently under production and it is slated to release on February 21, next year. BitsBollywood Trade Magazine