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Is Urvashi Rautela part of Kantara 2? Rishab Shetty opens up

The actor-director-writer of the film Rishab Shetty recently announced that the film will actually be a prequel and that what we had seen was part 2 of the story.

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Kantara, the Kannada film became one of the biggest films of 2022. Helmed by Rishab Shetty, the film received endless love globally and became the second highest-grossing Kannada film of all time.

As Kantara completed 100 days in theatres in January, the cast and crew came together for a celebration. At the event, Homabale Films founder Vijay Kiragandur announced its sequel Kantara 2.

The actor-director-writer of the film Rishab Shetty also announced that the film will actually be a prequel and that what we had seen was part 2 of the story.

Since the announcement, fans have been speculating about the cast but there has been no official news yet. A few days ago, Urvashi Rautela shared a picture on Instagram with Rishab Shetty tagging ‘Homabale Productions’ following which internet users started to speculate if she is a part of the next film.

Now, Rishab Shetty has finally opened up about it during the Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Awards and refuted the speculations and said fans are wrongly connecting the film with a selfie. He also informed that he is still writing the script and upon its completion, an official announcement will be made.

As soon as the video went viral, users started commenting on how relieved they were that Rautela would not be a part of the film.

Of late, Rautela is being slammed on social media in connection with the Indian cricketer Rishabh Pant who met with a severe accident last year. Fans are unhappy with the actor and accused her of harassing the cricketer continuously.

Meanwhile, Kantara’s cast also included Kishore, Achyuth Kumar, Sapthami Gowda and Pramod Shetty. The film earned more than Rs 450 crore at the box office.

Kantara 2 is set to release next year. Set in Keradi in coastal Karnataka, the film revolves around the Bhoota Kola practice.

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Bollywood stars Vidya Balan, Kartik Aaryan, Pratik Gandhi, Ileana D’Cruz, Mouni Roy, Radhika Madan, Mrunal Thakur attend Do Aur Do Pyaar premiere

Vidya Balan who plays the lead role in Do Aur Do Pyaar looked ravishing in a navy blue lehenga which was paired with a long red jacket. Vidya Balan completed the look with ethnic studs and a ruby-red pout with a small bindi on her forehead

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The makers of Do Aur Do Pyaar held a special screening of the film in Mumbai on Wednesday evening which was attended by many Bollywood stars who came together to watch the romantic comedy that stars Vidya Balan and Pratik Gandhi in the lead along with Ileana D’Cruz and Sendhil Ramamurthy.

Vidya Balan who plays the lead role in Do Aur Do Pyaar looked ravishing in a navy blue lehenga which was paired with a long red jacket. Vidya Balan completed the look with ethnic studs and a ruby-red pout with a small bindi on her forehead. She proved that  no one can slay in fusion wear like her!

Pratik Gandhi looked smashing for the premiere of his film as he was dressed to the 9s for his movie’s premiere. Pratik Gandhi wore a hunter-green suit paired with a brown t-shirt and matching shoes. A brighter t-shirt would have gone better with the look, he made the right impressions with his look.

Television’s actor Mouni Roy was seen in a red hot corset skater dress with a plunging neckline. She completed the look with a black sling bag and multicoloured heels which looked very chic! Bollywood star Kartik Aaryan joined his Bhool Bhulaiyaa 3 co-star Vidya at the premiere of Do Aur Do Pyaar with their director Anees Bazmee. The actor looked casual yet cool in a black t-shirt and matching pants, adding a splash of colour with his red and white sneakers.

Radhika Madan looked very classy in her black bodycon dress paired with pencil heels. The asymmetrical neckline added an extra edge, making it perfect for the premiere. Another B-town celebrity Shriya Saran shined brighter than the sun in her blingy outfit. The actor paired a yellow sequin top with a mini fringe skirt and completed her look with white lace-up gladiator heels.

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Amitabh Bachchan to receive Lata Deenanath Mangeshkar award, AR Rahman, Randeep Hooda to be honored

Amitabh Bachchan is set to be awarded the Lata Deenanath Mangeshkar Puraskar, while AR Rahman and Randeep Hooda will also receive honors

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Amitabh Bachchan, with multiple awards to his name, is a household name in the Indian cinema industry. He has been invited to receive the Lata Deenanath Mangeshkar Puruskar soon, which would add another feather to his cap.

Every year, this prestigious award is given to a person who has made a significant contribution to the country, its citizens, and society. AR Rahman and Randeep Hooda are also named along with him to accept the award.

The Mangeshkar family announced in a press release that Amitabh Bachchan would get the esteemed Lata Deenanath Mangeshkar Award. This award honours those who have had a significant influence on society and was established in memory of Lata Mangeshkar, who passed away in 2022.

On April 24, the day they pay tribute to their late father, theater and music icon Deenanath Mangeshkar, 81-year-old Bachchan will get the award.

The award was previously given to Asha Bhosle, the sister of Lata Mangeshkar, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2023. The press announcement also revealed that A R Rahman, for his outstanding contributions to Indian music, will be awarded the Master Deenanath Mangeshkar Puraskar. In addition, Randeep Hooda will receive the Vishesh Puraskar in recognition of his outstanding contributions to film.

The award for exceptional social work will also be awarded to the non-profit organization, the Deepstambh Foundation Manobal. Furthermore, the drama Galib, which is produced by Malhar and Vajreshwari under the Ashtavinayak Prakashit banner, is going to be awarded the title of finest drama of the year.

The Master Deenanath Mangeshkar Puraskar (Vagvilasini Puraskar) will be given to Marathi author Manjiri Phadke in recognition of her outstanding contributions to literature. In addition, Ashok Saraf and Padmini Kolhapure will be awarded the Master Deenanath Mangeshkar Puraskar for their outstanding contributions to the film industry.

Other awardees include Atul Parchure for his commitment to theater and drama, Bhau Torsekar for his editing services, and Roopkumar Rathod for his exceptional contributions to music. According to the press release, Asha Bhosle will give the awards to the meritorious honorees, while Hridaynath Mangeshkar will preside over the event.

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Vikrant Massey’s 12th Fail to release in over 20,000 screens in China

Vidhu Vinod Chopra-helmed 12th Fail is all set to release in China soon

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Vikrant Massey starrer 12th is scheduled to realse in China. Vikrant and Medha Shankr, who played the main lead in the film, are excited and looking forward to it.

During a recent interview, Vikrant said, it is too early to say that if he is going to China or not for film’s promotion. However, he said he is really excited that something like this has happened after a long time, but it is too early to talk about that.

Aamir Khan had earlier visited China to promote his movie Dangal and 3 Idiots, which was likewise quite successful film across the country.

Additionally, Vikrant said that the makers of 12th Fail had been preparing for its distribution in China for some time. He also said that the film will be released in China in more than 20,000 screens.

He said, after several months of development, the news has finally surfaced, and everyone is aware that the film will be released in China. In China, there is a great appetite for Hindi or Indian films. Over 20,000 screens are available for 12th Fail. The quantity of screens is a result of China’s strong entertainment industry, he said.

Meanwhile, last week, 12th Fail also accomplished an incredible feat. It is the first film in 23 years to have shown in theaters for a full 25 weeks. In the Indian film industry, this landmark is referred to as a silver jubilee and denotes remarkable public response and ongoing popularity.

In order to show his appreciation, Massey posted a unique poster on social media that marked the event. He captioned the images, first film in 23 years to achieve this milestone. He also added that they are grateful to the audiences for realizing their dream.

The film is based on the same-titled book published in 2019 that tells the story of IPS officer Manoj Kumar Sharma’s early years and hardships.

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