Sunny Deol and  Sridevi’s song from CHAALBAAZ, Tera Bimaar Mera Dil, is all set to be reacreated for Anees Bazmee’s PAGALPANTI. While it will include the lead pair of John Abraham and Ileana D’Cruz , it will also feature the key cast members. produced by Bhushan Kumar, Abhishek Pathak, Krishan Kumar, and Kumar Mangat. The film’s cast includes Anil Kapoor, John Abraham, Kriti Kharbanda, Ileana D’Cruz, Pulkit Samrat, Saurabh Shukla and Arshad Warsi. It is set to release on November 9.

Boman Irani will now be seen playing the role of former cricketer-commentator Farokh Engineer in Kabir Khan’s sports drama ’83 featuring Ranveer Singhin the lead. The ensemble cast of the film, also includes Pankaj Tripathi, Tahir Raj Bhasin, Saqib Saleem, Ammy Virk, Chirag Patil, Jiiva and Harrdy Sandhu. The film is already on the floors and is produced by Sajid Nadiadwala, Reliance Entertainment and Madhu Mantena.

Taapsee Pannu will be seen playing the lead in Akarsh Khurana next titled RASHMI ROCKET. The film is fictional and revolve around a sprinter Rashmi, who hails from Kutch and how the villagers called her Rocket. The film is produced by Ronnie Screwvala, Neha Anand and Pranjal Khandhdiya.

Kriti Sanon and Pankaj Tripathi will be seen reuniting with Dinesh Vijan once again in a film titled MIMI, which will be directed by Laxman Utekar. The film is based on the Marathi film, MALA AAI VHHAYCHAY, which bagged the National Award for Best Feature Film in Marathi in 2011. MIMI will be produced by Maddock films in association with Jio Studios.

Director Pradeep Sarkar has confirmed that his next film will be a biopic on Bengali theatre doyen Notee Binodini, the screeplay of which will be developed by scholar Shibashish Bandhopadhay. She was the first woman in India to become a notable stage performer from the Bengal Presidency in the 1870s. The cast hasn’t been finalized yet and the scripting of the film is currently underway. Watch this space!

Kajal Aggarwal has been signed and paired opposite John Abraham in the recently announced MUMBAI SAGA. The film which alao has Emraan Hashmi in the lead has already gone on the floors last week in Mumbai and will be shot in a start to finish schedule upto December. The whole film except the climax will be shot in Mumbai. MUMBAI SAGA directed by Sanjay Gupta is produced by Bhushan Kumar’s T-Series. The film also stars Jackie Shroff, Suniel Shetty, Prateik Babbar, Gulshan Grover, Rohit Roy, and Amole Gupte. It is set for 2020 release.

MISSION MANGAL which is currently enjoying success at the box office all over India has beem made tax free in Maharashtra. The film stars Akshay Kumar, Vidya Balan, Sonakshi Sinha, Taapsee Pannu, Nithya Menen, and Sharman Joshi and is directed by Jagan Shakti.

Madhu Mantena along with Reliance Entertainment and Phantom Films have announced a film on the life and times of last Hindu Queen of Kashmir Kota Rani. The cast and the director are yet to be finalized by the makers. Watch this space! CinemaTid BitsBollywood Trade Magazine