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Yaarana filmmaker Rakesh Kumar passes away, Amitabh Bachchan says hesitant to go to his funeral

Rakesh Kumar was known for directing superhit films like Mr Natwarlal, Khoon Pasina, Do Aur Do Paanch, and Yaarana, all starring superstar Amitabh Bachchan.

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Yaarana filmmaker Rakesh Kumar passes away, Amitabh Bachchan says hesitant to go to his funeral

Veteran filmmaker, writer, and producer Rakesh Kumar breathed his last on November 10 after battling with cancer for a long time. Yaarana director died at the age of 81 in Mumbai. The director is survived by his wife, a son and a daughter.

Rakesh Kumar was known for directing superhit films like Mr Natwarlal, Khoon Pasina, Do Aur Do Paanch, and Yaarana, all starring superstar Amitabh Bachchan. Following his demise, the Sooryavanshi actor penned down an emotional note for the late director.

Talking about their camaraderie, Big B wrote, But morose is the day… for another colleague has left us and him in particular… Rakesh Sharma, first AD to Prakash Mehra on ZANJEER, then independent director for other PM (Prakash Mehra, as we often joked with him, as the PM of the country) films… and singularly – Hera Pheri, Khoon Pasina, Mr Natwarlal, Yaarana , et al… and such great camaraderie on sets and elsewhere, socially, during events and Holi.

He continued that people like Rakesh leave an imprint that is hard to remove or forget. His sense of screenplay and direction, writing and execution on the spur of the moment and the fun times on location during Nattu and Yaarana, his complete faith in his worth… and the ease with which he would grant us the liberty of skipping shootings on an odd day, just to be able to spend time relaxing fooling around and being in the company of uncontrollable laughter and gaiety, he added.

While concluding the blog, Amitabh also said that he would be hesitant to go to Rakesh’s funeral. He wrote, A most affable and kind-hearted human, ready to step up to any kind of inconvenience that artists that worked with him faced! He said, No, he will hesitate to go to his funeral because he will not be able to bear the sight of an inert Rakesh! He continued by saying that Rakesh made many of us [celebrities] prominent with his innovative ideas for story and film, Rakesh, you shall ever be remembered, he added.

Rakesh Kumar’s prayer meet will be held today, November 13, in Andheri West, Mumbai. Rakesh’s family confirmed the news of his demise on social media. The note read, In loving memory of Rakesh Kumar, October 18, 1941–November 10, 2022, Please join us for a prayer meeting on Sunday, November 13, at Banquet, The Celebration Sports Club, Garden No.5, Lokhandwala, Andheri (W). Time: 4 pm – 5 pm. With Gratitude, Usha Sharma & Lakshay Kumar, Neha & Karan Sharma.

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Priyanka Chopra praises Parineeti Chopra’s Amar Singh Chamkila, post goes viral

The film was released on Nextflix on April 12.

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Global actor Priyanka Chopra today praised Imtiaz Ali-helmed Amar Singh Chamkila, starring Diljit Dosanjh and Parineeti Chopra in lead roles. The film was released on Nextflix on April 12. Priyanka praised the Imtiaz Ali film on Sunday by posting a message on her Instagram Stories.

Priyanka posted a picture from Netflix India on her Instagram, captioning it, Congratulations to Imtiaz Sir, Diljit, Tisha (Parineeti), and the team. She said, looks so good and added a love eyes emoji.

Soon after Priyanka sharted the post, Parineeti reposted Desi Girl’s post along with the words saying, Thank you Mimi Didi and folded hands and red heart emoticons.

Meanwhile, Parineeti thanked fans on Saturday for their praise on her performance in the drama biopic. Parineeti posted on her Instagram Stories, saying, she is happy that her work in Chamkila was able to have an impact. She has been waiting for yearsto receive this kind of appreciation. In her post, Parineeti also appreciated Imtiaz Ali for seeing the potential in her and giving her with this chance.

In a recent interview, Diljit Dosanjh disclosed the difficulties he and co-star Parineeti Chopra encountered in mastering the Chamkila and Amarjot styles. It was difficult, he said. People had heard Chamkila’s songs like rhymes, therefore it was challenging. That means it will appear completely weird if someone else is singing it. However, they have made an effort, and AR Rahman’s team has been quite helpful, he added.

Diljit plays the lead role in Amar Singh Chamkila, while Parineeti plays his singer-wife Amarjot. The film tells the untold true story of the first mass-popular rock artist from Punjab, who, at the age of 27, was assassinated after rising from the depths of poverty to the pinnacles of popularity in the 1980s because to the sheer strength of his music. Along the way, he enraged many people, which ultimately led to his downfall.

The film is produced by Mohit Choudhary, Select Media Holdings LLP, Saregama, and Window Seat Films. The music of the film is available on Saregama.

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Neetu Kapoor showers blessings on Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt on their 2nd wedding anniversary

Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt tied the knot in 2022, on April 14 in the presence of close friend and family.

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Bollywood’s one of the most loved couple Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor are today celebrating their 2nd wedding anniversary. The couple got married in 2022 at Ranbir’s Bandra residence Vastu, in presence of close friend and family. To mark the occassion, vetran actor and Ranbir’s mother Neetu Kapoor shared a picture of them to wish  the couple.

Neetu Kapoor shared a picture of Ranbir and Alia on Instagram stories, writing, “Blessings” with a red heart.

In the image, the couple, who appear to be deeply in love, were seen exchanging namaste gestures and flashing radiant, million-dollar smiles. Alia looked stunning in an orange salwar, accessorizing her look with delicate earrings, subtle makeup, and a tied-up hairstyle. Ranbir Kapoor looked dapper in a vibrant white kurta.

During an interview, once Neetu Kapoor was asked that what advice she will give to Alia and Ranbir on marriage. To which the Badhai Ho actor responsed saying, she won’t give any advice to them, as she thinks in today’s time every thing is just about to be happy. Also she thinks that every generation is different. What she went through, she can’t expect them to do the same thing, so they know their own vibe, Neetu Kapoor said.

Meanwhile, on workfront Alia Bhatt has just wrapped up the shooting of her upoming film Jigra. The Raazi actor willl be next seen in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Love and War, starring Vicky Kaushal, Ranbir Kapoor. The film was announced in January this year. Love and War also marks the reunion of Bhansali and Kapoor after a 17-year break.. The movie is scheduled to release on Christmas in 2025.

On the other hand Ranbir Kapoor will be next seen playing Lord Ram in Nitesh Tiwari’s Ramayana. The actor has begun preparing for his role and the shooting of the film  has been also started. A few days ago, Ramayana, the first set video was surfaced on social media.

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Sourav Ganguly gives a shout out to to Ajay Devgn’s Maidaan, says a must-watch Indian sports film

The film was released in the theaters on the occasion of Eid, April 11.,

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One of the most eagerly awaited movies of the year, Maidaan, released in theaters last Thursday. This biographical sports play by Ajay Devgn portrays football coach Syed Abdul Rahim, highlighting the golden era of Indian football. In addition to the positive reviews the movie has been receiving from viewers, former cricketer Sourav Ganguly, who is also known as Dada, has shared his thoughts on it.

Recently, Sourav Ganguly took to X, formerly Twitter, to share his feelings about the movie Maidaan, which was released in theaters on the occasion of Eid. Sourav asked his followers in his note to make the most of the opportunity.

Dada said, don’t miss out on the cinematic experience of Maidaan, which is a gripping a portrayal of India’s legendary football coach, Syed Abdul Rahim, and the golden era of Indian football. Witness the legendary Indian football stars brought back to life on the big screen in this must-watch Indian sports film.

Earlier, filmmaker Karan Johar also praised teh film and said he was excited to see the film and see Ajay Devgn’s performance. On his Instagram Stories, he said, he has heard the most amazing things about Maidaan! He is eager to see what is regarded as Ajay Devgn’s finest performance of the entire career,he added.

Ajay Devgn, Priyamani, Gajraj Rao, and Bengali actor Rudranil Ghosh are among the Maidaan cast members. The film is directed by Amit Ravindernath Sharma and produced by Zee Studios, Boney Kapoor, Arunava Joy Sengupta, and Akash Chawla. It is presented by Zee Studios & Bayview Projects in collaboration with Fresh Lime Films.

Ritesh Shah wrote the dialogue, while Saiwyn Quadras wrote the screenplay. Manoj Muntashir Shukla wrote the lyrics for the movie, while the well-known A.R. Rahman composed the soundtrack.

Maidaan opened to overwhelmingly positive reviews in every direction. The movie made Rs 2.75 crore on Day 2, bringing its total earnings to Rs 9.85 crore. In the Hindi belt, the movie saw an overall occupancy rate of 8.81 percent on April 12.

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