Sonakshi Sinha starts shooting in New York with Diljit Dosanjh

Sonakshi Sinha and Diljit Dosanjh were in New York for the IIFA Awards 2017 that took place over the weekend. While the world thought that was the only reason for their presence in NYC, it has been reported that the awards function was not the only reason.

Turns out, the two actors are working on a movie together and they have started shooting for the same. The movie is a comedy movie by producer Vashu Bhagnani. This will be India’s first stage reality movie.

While this is Wizcraft’s first production project it is also going to be the first time Sonakshi tries her hand at comedy. The actress is reported to be super excited for the movie and here’s what she had to say, “I’m excited to be a part of this project. We have started the shoot and it’s for the first time that I have collaborated with Vashuji and Wizcraft for a film. Being India’s first stage reality film, I am equally nervous and thrilled at the same time. It’s extremely crazy and an out-and-out comedy. I’m really looking forward to this laugh riot.”.

Lara Dutta, who also happens to be a part of the movie took to Instagram to share a picture of herself with the duo speaking about her first green carpet experience in character. Here’s what she wrote, “First of its kind experience walking the green carpet 'in character'!! Sorry to the fans and press on the carpet, couldn't shake hands or greet you, our film cameras were rolling and you'll are all going to be in the shot!!!”.

Diljit was also at the IIFA’s and even won the Best Debut Actor Male award for his performance in Udta Punjab.

Well we are super excited to see their one of a kind movie and how the actors pull it off.

 

Sridevi and Sanjay Dutt to work together after 25 years?

While solo actor movies have been doing great in Bollywood, multi-starrer movies have been an industry favourite since the beginning. Directors like Karan Johar, Rohit Shetty etc have been banking on success with multi-starrer movies for a long time now.

Well, if recent reports are to be believed, Karan Johar and Sajid Nadiadwala have team up for a project together and the cast will leave you speechless.

As per the reports, the directors have signed up with Sridevi, Sanjay Dutt, Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt, Sonakshi Sinha and Aditya Roy Kapoor for the movie. While the cast consists of a super cool bunch of actors, Madhuri Dixit and Tabu were originally considered for Sridevi’s role.

Sridevi and Sanjay Dutt will appear on screen together after 25 long years. Their last movie together was Gumraah. This will be Alia and Varun’s 6th movie together, while Sonakshi and Aditya’s will be a first-time pairing. The movie is told to be a period drama movie and will be shot in India. The movie will be directed by the two states director, Abhishek Verman and will go on floors by mid-2018.

We are super excited to see such great talent together on the silver-screen. Aren’t you?

 

When Your Favourite Bollywood Stars Were Adorable Little Kids

If there is one thing we all know, it is that time flies. We all feel nostalgic recollecting memories from our childhood days and realise how time has passed ridiculously fast as we grew up. It’s hard to believe and feels like it was just yesterday. It’s a good thing we have pictures saved from those days to relive those memories and share it with the future generations.

Most modern day Bollywood celebs have spawned a massive following in the short span of their career so far and any hard-core fan would probably want to know more about the life of their favourite celebrities. This treasure trove of rare, childhood pictures of your favourite Bollywood celebs from when they were kids will take you on a walk down the memory lane. Check them out –

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Alia Bhatt with her dad, Mahesh Bhatt
 
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Deepika Padukone with her family
 
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Parineeti Chopra with her siblings
 
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Priyanka Chopra with her brother, Siddharth Chopra
 
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Little Arjun Kapoor
 
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Alia Bhatt with sister, Shaheen Bhatt
 
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Little Anushka Sharma posing for the camera
 
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Ranbir Kapoor with his little cousin, Armaan
 
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Disha Patani with her sister. Too adorable.
 
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Hrithik Roshan with his dad, Rakesh Roshan and sister, Sunaina Roshan
 
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Little John Abraham with his family
 
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Sonakshi Sinha with her parents, Shatrughan Sinha and Poonam Sinha
 
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The girl in pink, Jacqueline Fernandez with her father and siblings
 
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That adorable little girl you see is Anushka Sharma with her dad, Col. Ajay Kumar Sharma
 
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Little Shahid Kapoor
 
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Shraddha Kapoor with her brother, Siddhanth Kapoor
 
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Little Sonakshi Sinha with her dad, Shatrughan Sinha and her siblings
 
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Sonam Kapoor with dad, Anil Kapoor and siblings (Rhea Kapoor & Harshvardhan Kapoor)
 
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Sonam Kapoor during her younger days
 
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Little Katrina Kaif looking cute as a button
 
 
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A film with a beautiful heart but lacking in craft.

Film Noor is based on a book called Karachi – You’re Killing me, written by a young Pakistani girl called Saba Imtiaz.

Noor is a girl who at the outset, to us, looks fine, but the narrative tells us that something is amiss in her life. There is a void, both in her personal and professional life. Is it because of a city that gives immense stress to its inhabitants, or its just Noor’s own poor destiny and personality that does not attract anything good. Or it could be a bit of both.

Director Sunhil Sippy who has been an ad filmmaker rolls out the film beautifully. It’s good for the eyes. Art direction is beautiful and contemporary. Cinematographer Keiko Nakahara takes us in the dingy lanes of Mumbai, dirty secrets, hidden wounds and pigeonholes inhabited by millions of less important mortals. The film starts to resemble the book which has been loosely translated into Mumbai – You’re killing me.

On the other hand there is Noor, a girl who has been blessed with everything material but is unhappy. She plans to change the world, do something worthwhile, make a life out of her living, but her editor sends her to interview frivolous people. Does a city like that deserve to have people like Noor actively changing it ? May be it does. Soon the lighted hearted story takes a serious turn as we find out that there is an organ harvesting racket flourishing in the city that Noor must expose. Here the narrative coupled with immature direction starts to lose grip.

Single, heavy and an accident prone woman has been brought to life on screen in a famous English film called Bridget Jones Diary.

Renee Zellweger in the lead did a marvelous job in it and did make for great entertainment. In Noor while we are being convinced that she is miserable, we fail to understand, why is she ? She got a spacious house in Mumbai, a loving Dad and truly caring friends. A difficult equation with the Boss ? Well its half the world’s problem and a perennially out of geyser could have been fixed.

What I liked best about Noor is how she looked. Sweet and smart. You could take a tip or two from the film’s stylist on casual dressing. Also you could feel the predicament of every city girl trying to make something out of her time and life. She does create magic in a few scenes and looks seriously adorable in them. But on the whole the narrative is so fickle and confusing that it’s difficult to keep pace with the changing mood of the film. Often it becomes the story of Mumbai, then Noor and sometimes Malti, the caretaker in Noor’s house. Malti played by Smita Tambe deserves a special mention with a powerful performance.

Standup comedian Kannan Gill makes his big screen debut and he does provide the film it’s best light moments. He is a complete natural and it was such a relief.

A problem area was the way broadcast media was showcased in the film. It needed to be authentic as it constituted the core theme but sting operations, expose and the finicky news editors’ portrayal was a bit faulty. Having been in News channels for 13 years, I thought, it could be anything but this.  

While Noor was right in the middle of a deep crisis she takes a break and flies to London with her friend Saad and what she had ready there was an evening dress to wear to a restaurant. Filmmakers have moved to a different era in filmmaking so such fancies be best avoided.

It’s a film with a beautiful heart and some heart wrenching scenes but fails to be a well cooked meal.

2.5 Stars

Sonakshi Sinha shares fun behind the scenes photos from Noor

The weekend is upon us and with that comes the release day of another much-awaited film, Noor. Sonakshi Sinha, who plays the protagonist in the film took to Instagram Stories earlier in the day to share some never seen before behind the scenes photos from the sets of Noor. Check them out below.

1. Alerting the followers to stay tuned

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2. Next was a video taken on the sets of Noor but not allowed to be posted during shoots 

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3. Followed by a video with Kanan Gill discussing the person who started his film career

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4. Sonakshi called Kanan Gill useless… 

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And this was his reaction to her statement

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5. No shoot BTS is complete without the mandatory selfie in the character’s get-up. Gorgeous much?

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6. Next was the introduction to the diva on set…

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Nope! Not her, but him

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7. After sharing another video battling the mosquitoes on set, a series of selfies is what followed

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With fun filters and all

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8. The producers gifted her a doodle set to encourage her hobby around the sets

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9. She skipped to the shoot day at the station waiting for the trains to go by

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10. Followed by another selfie with the infamous snapchat filter

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11. Cut to Noor in London, looking pretty as always

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12. With a final snap of ‘Nilu’ hard at work (wink wink) 

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13. She ended her walk down memory lane hinting at more pictures that might follow

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Isn’t she a true entertainer?! If this series of stories did not excite you to watch the film, we do not know what will. Share your thoughts in the comments below. 

Click here to watch Sonakshi Sinha and Kanan Gill in conversation with Atika A. Farooqui about their film Noor.