Akshay Kumar has introduced the star-studded cast of his film ‘Mission Mangal’.Akshay Kumar took to his Instagram page to share the good news…Watch it here:
Actor Rana Daggubati, who has replaced veteran actor Nana Patekar in Housefull 4 and has started shooting for the film.Rana on Friday tweeted: “Heading to the sets of ‘Housefull 4’…..Watch it here
Sajid Nadiadwala is all set for the fourth installment of Housefull franchise. Housefull 4 will mark the return of Akshay Kumar and Riteish Deshmukh. But, this movie will have many new entrants including Bobby Deol, Kriti Sanon, Kriti Kharbanda and Pooja Hegde.
The multistarrer is not only big on the cast but will also be released in 3D with tons of VFX. In the month of July, Akshay Kumar was sporting a fresh salt and pepper look for the film. As it deals with reincarnation, it seems like Akshay Kumar is set for yet another interesting look.
In a leaked photo shared by fanclubs, Akshay Kumar is seen sporting a bald look with a moustache as he looks pretty intense in the shot. He is seen with man who’s face can’t be seen. The look seems very much inspired by Bajirao or a historic character. It seems the reincarnation plot is through the ages and this is one of the looks Akshay would be sporting in the film. Housefull 4 has been mired in controversies as Nana Patekar and director Sajid Khan have been accused of sexual harassment.
While Nana has reportedly stepped away from the film, Sajid Khan has stepped down as the director. It was revealed on Saturday that Housefull 3 director Farhad Samji will be helming the film. Produced by Sajid Nadiadwala under the banner Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment, Housefull 4 will release on Diwali 2019.
In the wake of the MeToo movement, more and more names have been making headlines under the allegations of sexual harassment in the line of work. With the campaign to have fired up with immense heat, there are actors who have backed out from projects till the names in question are not cleared of all charges.
The initiative was taken by Aamir Khan who stepped down as the producer of Mogul after its director, Subhash Kapoor, was accused of sexual harassment. Aamir, along with wifey Kiran Rao, issued a statement saying that they will not work with any proven sexual offenders.
Recent buzz suggests that the fourth season of Satyamev Jayate, hosted by Aamir Khan himself is going to start with the #MeToo movement.
According to a quote by DNA “With several women opening up about sexual harassment at workplaces and otherwise, Aamir wants to throw light on their problems and the issue of their safety. He has told his team to start doing research on it. He will invite the #MeToo survivors to share their horrifying experiences. He will also get some of the alleged accused on the show to present their point of view.”
Other than Aamir, B-town celebs such as Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgn and Farhan Akhtar have also adhered to a similar take on the professional front.
Actress Ileana D’cruz has replaced comedian-actor Kapil Sharma in the top list of the “most sensational celebrity” in Indian cyberspace. According to the twelfth edition of McAfee Most Sensational Celebrity survey, the 30-year-old actress’ name has been used by hackers to lure netizens to visit malicious websites.
Ileana is followed by actors Priyanka Chopra, Deepika Padukone, Preity Zinta, Tabu, Kriti Sanon, Akshay Kumar, Rishi Kapoor, Parineeti Chopra and Govinda in the list. “In today’s era, the entertainment industry and celebrities are bigger than ever before. Loyal fans feel the dire need to stay updated on industry news and gossip at all times. Ease of access through a range of connected devices has made it increasingly feasible for followers to avail instant news and information on their favourite stars,” Venkat Krishnapur, Vice-President of Engineering and Managing Director, McAfee said in a statement.
He also explained how fans and followers of celebrities are falling under the trap of cyber crooks. “While fans religiously track their icons, online security is often compromised over speed and convenience. Cyber criminals leverage this opportunity to lure unsuspicious users by directing them to malicious links that could be used to infect devices or steal identities.
“As a precaution, consumers need to think before they click and avoid suspicious links that promise free content featuring favourite celebrities, movies, TV shows or pictures to protect themselves from cyber fraud.” On the film front, Ileana will next be seen in upcoming Telugu film “Amar Akbar Anthony”.
A few months back, Firoz Nadiadwala announced Hera Pheri 3 with Akshay Kumar, Suniel Shetty and Paresh Rawal in lead, and confirmed that the third instalment of the franchise would be directed by Indra Kumar. Following the announcement, there was a strong buzz within the industry that the film will go on floors early next year and hit the big screen during the Christmas 2019 weekend. However, sources close to the development have confirmed that there is absolutely nothing in place for Hera Pheri 3.
“Hera Pheri 3 was announced based on a one-line idea that was narrated to the entire cast. While Akshay Kumar had given a go ahead to the film, he was very clear on the fact that he would allot his date only after a bound script is in place. He is in no hurry to start shooting for the film mainly because he knows the expectation that audience have from the film and he doesn’t want to release the film just to bank on the brand name. The idea has been developed a couple of times, but the outcome was not satisfactory which has got the film back to square one” said a source adding further that an official announcement by producer has been made to get some funds from the investors to get the film rolling.
Akshay Kumar’s upcoming projects include 2.0, Kesari, Good News and Housefull 4. The actor is reportedly also in talks with YRF; however we have not heard anything from either of the sides as of now. While a few fans might be disappointed given the fact that Hera Pheri 3 has been postponed, we believe that this is good news as Akshay Kumar and team don’t want to serve the audience with a substandard product. Stay tuned for more updates on Hera Pheri 3.
The comedy franchise is being extensively shot in Rajasthan, the team has recently started shooting for the movie in Jaisalmer Palace and it looks grand.Earlier, the shooting took place in Ranthambore forest in Rajasthan. Keeping the excitement growing, movie actor Kriti Sanon and Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment, which is producing the movie, have been sharing glimpses from the sets of the movie.
Bollywood diva Kriti Sanon recently took to Instagram and shared an adorable picture with the team, writing, “Dinner time in this lovely #SuryagarhPalace with the #HF4 team!” Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment also shared a similar picture on Twitter, writing, “family that eats together, shoots together and laughs together.”The shooting of the film had commenced on July 9, this year.
It also stars Akshay Kumar, Bobby Deol, Riteish Deshmukh, while ‘Heropanti’ actor Kriti Sanon will be seen making her debut in a comic role. It also features ‘Veere Ki Wedding’ fame Kriti Kharbanda.The comedy riot is directed by Sajid Khan and is the fourth film of the ‘Housefull’ series which is based on the theme of reincarnation.The film will be released in 2D, conventional 3D and IMAX 3D, and will hit the big screens in October, next year, around the time of Diwali giving its fans the perfect Diwali gift.
A while back it was announced that the film Chanda Mama Door Ke would be India’s first ever astronaut film, however the project was later shelved due to budgetary issues. Now we hear that Akshay Kumar is all set to star in what will be the first ever Indian astronaut film that will be produced by R. Balki, Viacom and Akshay.
If what we hear is true, then apparently, Viacom 18 Motion Pictures and Hope Productions that is headed by R. Balki will be joining hands for this venture. If that wasn’t all, the said project we hear will also feature Akshay Kumar, Vidya Balan and Nimrat Kaur in the lead, while two more actresses are being locked for the project. Commenting on the same a source close to the development says, “Yes Viacom and Balki have come together for a film which will be the first ever Indian movie on astronauts. In fact, the film will be about sending a crew of chosen people to Mars.” Further talking about details of the film, the source goes on to add, “The said project is yet to be titled, but it will be directed by Jagan Shakti who has earlier been an associate director on films like PadMan, Holiday, and Akira to name a few.”
Besides this, reports also have it that Akshay Kumar, who has already been roped in for the venture will also be co-producing the project. As of now, an official announcement on the same is awaited.
Actor Akshay Kumar shared the first official poster of his upcoming film Kesari, which is based on the Battle of Saragarhi where 21 Sikhs fought against 10,000 Afghans in 1897.
To mark the anniversary of the Saragarhi battle, Akshay took to Instagram to unveil the poster on Wednesday, suggesting that the film will be high on patriotism level.
In the poster, Akshay, fondly known as Khiladi Kumar in Bollywood, can be seen as a turbaned Sikh warrior with his hand raised up and holding a rifle. It seems like he is leading an entire unit of turbaned warriors.
He captioned the poster: “On Saragarhi Day, here’s the first look of Kesari, our humble tribute to the martyrs of Saragarh.”
Helmed by Anurag Singh, Kesari is scheduled to release on March 21, 2019.