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Despite Covid guard, multiplexes back to business in India, Hollywood movies to hit screens, Hindi cinema to wait

As the Maharashtra government has not taken a final decision on the reopening of the cinema halls, there will be an atmosphere of uncertainty regarding the release of Hindi films.

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As India eases restrictions after a massive second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, the country’s leading multiplex chains INOX, PVR, and Cinepolis have announced to re-open their screens. The multiplexes will open with 50 percent occupancy in most places. At present, no big Bollywood film will release. Only Hollywood and regional films will hit the theatres.

As the Maharashtra government has not taken a final decision on the reopening of the cinema halls, there will be an atmosphere of uncertainty regarding the release of Hindi films. Now after unlocking, there has been an exemption to open cinemas with 50 percent occupancy in Punjab, Haryana, Delhi-NCR, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Andhra Pradesh, and Karnataka. Multiplexes have been allowed to open in Telangana with 100 percent occupancy.

However, Hindi films have to wait till the multiplexes reopen in Maharashtra. Cine Distributor Karan Bhatia told Dainik Bhaskar that even if cinema halls open with 50 percent occupancy in Maharashtra, it will be beneficial for big films. It is estimated that if ‘Bell Bottom’ is released by the end of August, then its estimated collection can be 60 to 75 crores. If this film releases without Maharashtra, then this collection may drop by 20 percent.

Which movies are to be released?

Directed by Australian filmmaker Simon McQuaid, Mortal Kombat, a martial arts fantasy film based on a video game of the same franchise is set to hit theatres on July 31. The film stars Jessica McNamee, Lewis Tan, Josh Lawson, Mehcad Brooks, and Tadanobu Asano, among others. James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad is set to release on August 5 in select cities. The DC superhero action-adventure stars Margot Robbie, Idris Elba, John Cena, Sylvester Stallone, and Viola Davis among others.  

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Michael Chaves’ horror mystery The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It will release eight days later on August 13. The film is a sequel to The Conjuring (2013) and The Conjuring 2 (2016), and as the eighth installment in The Conjuring Universe. It stars Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson as paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren. Though The Conjuring 3 and Mortal Kombat is already released in international theatres, The Suicide Squad will debut in Indian theatres along with international markets.  

Fast and Furious 9 is expected to release on August 19. The film stars Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, John Cena, Nathalie Emmanuel, Jordana Brewster, Sung Kang, Michael Rooker, Helen Mirren, Kurt Russell, and Charlize Theron.

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From Vikram Bhatt to Anurag Kashyap, check out the directors who fell for their heroines

Alt Balaji’s reality show Lock Upp has been up with several content these days. Recently, one of the contestants, Mandhana Karimi revealed that she had a secret affair with an ace director and was pregnant with his child. Sadly, she was abandoned and had to abort the baby.

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From Vikram Bhatt to Anurag Kashyap, check out the directors who fell for their heroines

Alt Balaji’s reality show Lock Upp has been up with several content these days. Recently, one of the contestants, Mandhana Karimi revealed that she had a secret affair with an ace director and was pregnant with his child. Sadly, she was abandoned and had to abort the baby. However, this is not for the first time that a director got involved with his films leading actress. Bollywood has witnessed several incidents where the heroine and director have gotten serious for each other. Unfortunately, most of these relationships have not always ended well.

Here’s a list of directors who fell for their film’s lead:

Ameesha Patel and Vikram Bhatt

Ameesha Patel and Vikram Bhatt both met on the sets of the film ‘Aap Mujhe Acche Lagne Lage’. It is said that both were in a serious relationship. However, neither of them spoke openly about it at that time. But years later, in a candid interview Vikram Bhatt revealed that he later discovered that the two were not in love. There was affection and good friendship but both of them misjudged it for love.

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Rohit Shetty and Prachi Desai

Rohit Shetty and Prachi Desi met on the sets of ‘Bol Bachchan’ and since then, closeness between the two started growing. Both were also spotted together at several events. However, this relationship did not last long and both of them went their separate ways.

Vikram Bhatt and Sushmita Sen

Before Ameesha Patel, Vikram Bhatt’s heart fell on Sushmita Sen. Sushmita and Vikram’s relationship was very much discussed. The director once admitted that his love-affair with Sushmita was the reason behind his divorce with his wife Aditi. They met on the sets of ‘Dastak,’ and instantly got attracted to each other. Their relationship didn’t last long because the two parted ways before things could lift off.

Anurag Kashyap and Huma Qureshi

Anurag Kashyap was Huma Qureshi’s best friend and launched her in Bollywood. Both of them were seen together at many occasions. Their relationship started soon after Anurag’s marriage with Kalki was ending. In several interviews, Huma denied about the affair but a close friend of the director revealed that Anurag had found his solace in Huma.

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Why is actor Dileep’s wife Kavya Madhavan trending again, here are five points you need to know about the case

Based on a disclosure made by director Balachandra Kumar and Dileep’s former friend states that the actor conspired to get away with the police officials who probed the 2017 actress abduction case.

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Seems like the troubles for actor Dileep are not ending soon. Sai Sankar, a computer expert, was taken into custody by the Crime Branch police team on Friday. According to reports, Sai allegedly helped Dileep and his aides in cleaning up their mobile phones. Actor Dileep is accused in the 2017 abduction and sexual harassment case and it seems like the investigative team has found a new lead on this case.

Based on a disclosure made by director Balachandra Kumar and Dileep’s former friend states that the actor conspired to get away with the police officials who probed the 2017 actress abduction case.

Having done films like Ee Puzhayum Kadannu, Vellaripravinte and Salaapam, Actor Dileep has won several awards like Best Actor in Lead Role for Vellaripravinte, Special Jury Award for Kunijkoonan and Special Mention for Chanthupottu. And once again the actor has made it to the headlines but for the wrong reason. The investigative team of the 2017 abduction and sexual harassment case have built a strong case against actor Dileep and it seems like the testimony given by his former friend Balachandra Kumar has worked against the actor.

Here are the five pointers which will give you a clear insight into this case.

·     On 28 June 2017, actor Dileep was interrogated for the first time by Kerala Police in connection with the abduction and sexual assault of a popular Malayalam actress.

·     On 10 July 2017, Dileep was arrested by the Kerala Police for alleged conspiracy but was later remanded by the court. Following his arrest, actor Dileep’s membership was revoked and cancelled by various film organizations.

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·     In June 2018, Dileep filed a petition in the Kerala High Court charging the Kerala Police with deliberately framing him. The actor even requested the case to be handed to the CBI (Central Bureau of Investigation). Later actor Dileep filed an additional plea requesting his access to the video footage of the incident. However, the plea was denied by both the Kerala High Court and the Angamaly Magistrate Court.

·     In October 2018, actor Dileep was granted bail by the Kerala High Court. And In April 2019, the Government of Kerala froze charges against him until the court gave an independent verdict on the case.

·       In December 2021, film director Balachandra Kumar gave an interview to a leading news channel where he alleged that he was witness to discussions among people including Dileep regarding attacking police officers leading the investigation of this case, turning witnesses hostile, and being in illegal possession of the assault video. The director even claimed to have the audio recordings of these conversations. Hence, based on these claims, Kerala police registered a new case against actor Dileep for conspiracy to assault investigating officers.

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Roadies season 18: Sonu Sood replaces Rannvijay Singha as host, see how people are reacting

While confirming the news, Sood shared the show’s latest poster that featured him on his official Instagram handle. The also wrote a caption in Hindi under the poster, where he said, Roadies ki South Africa ki journey bas ab shuru hi hone wali hai.

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One of the controversial reality shows Roadies is all set to start its new 18th season on April 8. But this time, the show will be quite different as it will not have any of the gang leaders, instead, the show only will be hosted by the actor Sonu Sood. The actor will be mentoring the contestants through rout the challenging journey.

While confirming the news, Sood shared the show’s latest poster that featured him on his official Instagram handle. The also wrote a caption in Hindi under the poster, where he said, Roadies ki South Africa ki journey bas ab shuru hi hone wali hai. Rastein naye hai, manzilein nayi hai aur bas ab rukna nahi hai! Yaad rakhna 8th April se weekends Roadies ke naam (Roadies’ journey to South Africa is just about to begin. The roads are new, the destinations are new and can’t stop now).

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Seeing the real life hero as a host of the reality show, fans bombarded Sood’s comment section with a lot of positive messages. While some people did not like the latest change in the Show. One of the fans said, Sir app real life ke super hero hai, in fake chakkaro main mat padiye (you superhero in real life, dont fall for fake things). While another fan wrote, Roadies ka asli maza ab ayega (Now, roadies will be real fun).

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Taking about the show to the media, when he was asked about which Bollywood celebrity he wish to host the show with, then he immediately took Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, and Akshay Kumar’s names. He also revealed that he is thrilled to be part of the long-running reality show.

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The makers have already dropped the teaser of the reality show on every social media platform and left the fans excited. As per the released teaser, the season is being shot in South Africa, where Sood can be seen starting the Roadie’s journey with ex-contestant Baseer Ali, Ashish Bhatia, Yukti Arora, Kavya Khurana, among others.

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