Sanya Malhotra Joins Vidya Balan For A Film Based On The Life Of Math Genius Shakuntala Devi

New Delhi: After working in a biopic based on life of Haryana wrestlers, Dangal star Sanya Malhotra has joined Vidya Balan for a film based on the life of Shakuntala Devi. A biopic in which, she essays the role of Shakuntala Devi’s daughter Anupama Banerji. The makers announced the actor’s casting on the occasion of Daughter’s Day.

“I am very excited to play the iconic Shakuntala Devi’s daughter - Anupama Banerji. Everyone knows the achievements of the math genius Shakuntala Devi. I’m thrilled to bring on screen this dynamic mother - daughter relationship and equally thrilled to work with Vidya Balan. Also looking forward to my first association with Sony Pictures Networks Productions and Vikram Malhotra,” Sanya said in a statement.

Film’s director Anu Menon said she is looking forward to working with Sanya. “When I met my namesake Anupama Banerji, Shakuntala’s daughter, I went to find the story of a maths whiz - but through spending time with Anupama, I found the story of a woman who was not just a computer but human too. And I can’t think of a better person than Sanya who can capture the love of daughter for her indefinable mother. “Sanya instinctively understood the character and her journey - and I can’t wait to start shooting with her. I think the audience will fall in love with both Sanya’s and Vidya’s characters,” she said. Sanya is expected to start the shoot for the film by the end of this month.


Vicky Kaushal Clarifies How The Allegations Of Doing Drugs At Johar’s Party Took Him By Shock

New Delhi: Weeks after a politician claimed that leading Bollywood actors used drugs at a party at Karan Johar’s house, actor Vicky Kaushal – among those present at the event – has clarified how the allegations took him by shock.

Karan had shared a video from his house party – which was attended by Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor, Varun Dhawan and Ranbir Kapoor, among others. MLA Manjinder Singh Sirsa had alleged that the video showed drug abuse. The claim was dismissed by many on the internet and later by Karan himself.

 Vicky said, “Karan called all of us, we’re just chilling. Three days before this, I had just recovered from dengue. I had been sitting at home for 10 days, and doctors were like, ‘you could get back to shoot’. Five minutes before the video was made, Karan’s mother was there, to put gangaajal on us as she had come back from some trip.”


The Zoya Factor, Prassthanam And Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas To Lock Horns At The Box Office

New Delhi: A triple clash at the box office will be witnessed with The Zoya Factor, Prassthanam and Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas are lined up for release on September 20. The three films are set to face a stiff competition from holdovers Dream Girl and Chhichhore, which continue to remain steady amid positive word of mouth.

Film trade analyst Girish Johar expects each of the three films to open at around Rs 1-1.50 crore. Talking about the clash, he said, “This week is really crowded. Dream Girl and Chhichhore are already doing well and then these three films releasing together. Hollywood film Rambo is also a decent release on the same day. How they will fare in their opening weekend depends on their content and word of mouth. But if they fail to impress, the two films (Dream Girl and Chhichhore) will dominate them at the box office.”

On being asked which of the new releases can dominate this weekend, Girish added, “All the three films cater to different target groups. Prassthanam is an action film and may cater to the masses. The Zoya Factor is niche upmarket film and may mostly cater to the multiplex audience. Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas will mostly target the youth.”


Much Awaited Chiranjeevi’s Magnum Opus Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy Finally Arrives

New Delhi: The highly anticipated trailer of Chiranjeevi’s magnum opus Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy has finally arrived and its visuals promise a never-before-seen action film. The trailer introduces Chiranjeevi, who plays Kurnool-based freedom fighter Narasimha Reddy, as a rebel, warrior and a martyr.

The video also introduces other important characters, played by Sudeep, Vijay Sethupathi, Tamannah Bhatia, Amitabh Bachchan and Nayanthara.

The trailer has set the bar very high on the action front and it has to be seen if the visuals will live up to the hype. Looks like Chiranjeevi will have quite a few action sequences and they’ll definitely be a treat to watch. On signing the project, Chiranjeevi had said it was his long-time desire to play a historic character.


Angad Bedi opens up on breaking up with girlfriend Nora Fatehi and marrying Neha Dhupia

New Delhi: Bollywood actor Angad Bedi has finally opened up on breaking up with girlfriend Nora Fatehi and marrying wife Neha Dhupia soon afterwards last year. Angad says that Nora will find a ‘deserving partner’ soon.

“I like to believe that there is dignity in everything. There are some relationships which work and there are some which don’t work. Ideally you want every relationship to work, if it happens it’s great, if it doesn’t it is unfortunate. I feel as far as my past relationship was concerned, she (Nora) is a lovely girl and she’s doing exceptionally well for herself. She’s a star in the making and all her body of work is being accepted by the audience and she’s on her way up! And, I feel that, that is what is important and I wish her all the best and all the love and luck,” Angad said.

Angad and Nora dated for a long while before he broke up with her last year to marry Neha in a secret wedding in May. Neha and Angad were expecting a child together and decided to get married without letting the media catch a whiff of it. Their daughter Mehr was born in November.