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An unrecognizable Manoj and smashing Karishma get us grooving

Setting the tone for fun, in the upcoming rib-tickling comedy Suraj Pe Mangal Bhari, is a crackling special dance number titled Basanti. Today, the makers released the scintillating number Basanti has all the makings of a chartbuster. The song stars Manoj alongside Karishma Tanna. One can also catch a glimpse of Abhishek Banerjee dancing in full fervor. The track is Karishma’s first-ever dance number in a Bollywood song. Dressed in a shimmery red gown, Karishma looks drop-dead gorgeous.

Link – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nBn5TqZMdo

The one person who will be hard to spot in the video is Manoj, who looks nothing like himself. Playing a wedding detective in the movie, the song features him wearing a prosthetic look. With a full face, pointed nose, and heavy pot belly, Manoj is almost unrecognizable. Usually, known for his intense performances, the actor is seen letting his hair down and having a good time at the song-and-dance-routine this time around. The song written by Danish Sabri, sung by Javed-Mohsin, Payal Dev, and Danish, and composed by Javed-Mohsin, choreographed by Vijay Ganguly is a fun number that will make it certainly make it to every party playlist this Diwali.

Talking about it, Abhishek tells us, “It was a quintessential fun party number. In this film, the songs are a crucial part of the narrative. It’s hard to reveal the setting without giving the plot but Manoj is on a work assignment and we wanted him to have a blast on it. It was a joyride shooting this. It’s a catchy track and I hope it’s one of those numbers that gets people dancing to its tunes.”

Actor Manoj Bajpayee added, “I would have liked to explore dance in movies more but there was little scope for it in my choice of movies. I did enjoy dancing to the catchy beats of Basanti. It reminded me of Satya. I am not a big fan of dancing but I surely don’t mind when it facilitates the storytelling like in this track. I did have a good time after all and I hope people enjoy this little surprise from me”.

The film, directed by Abhishek Sharma, produced by Zee Studios is a lighthearted family entertainer releasing this Diwali starring Manoj Bajpayee, Diljit Dosanjh, and Fatima Sana Shaikh.

It took Manoj Bajpayee 4 hours to get ready for Suraj Pe Mangal BhaRi shoot

Promising oodles of laughter, Zee Studios’ upcoming comedy flick Suraj Pe Mangal Bhari helmed by director Abhishek Sharma is all set to release this Diwali.

The joyride starring Manoj Bajpayee, Diljit Dosanjh and Fatima Sana Shaikh tells the story of a wedding detective agency which runs background checks on prospective grooms. It gets dramatic when the worlds of Suraj played by Diljit and Mangal played by Manoj collide.

Manoj, who is evidently one of the most impressive actors of our times, has taken the opportunity of playing detective to slip into multiple looks for the film. In the trailer itself, one can see him shift gears with impeccable ease moving from playing a beggar, to an old dabbawala to a turbaned Sikh, prosthetic look to even slipping into the look of a Maharashtrian woman complete with nauvari saree.

Revealing his process in a behind – the – scenes, the video takes us through steps of getting into the prosthetic look, which he dons in of the songs. It would take him close to 4 hours to get ready for that specific look. Being a director’s actor, Manoj went through it patiently and the result looks pretty damn good.

In an earlier interview, Abhishek had said, “Manoj is one of those rare actors in Bollywood who can play any character with flair. In this film, because he plays a wedding spy, he dons many looks. I remember how excited he was getting into these different looks. When people watch this film they will realise the real marvel of this brilliant actor all over again.”

Suraj Pe Mangal Bhari trailer is a laugh riot that pays homage to family entertainers of the 90s

The world needs a little bit of humor and some bone tickling comedies to survive the grimness of 2020. Keeping that in mind, Zee Studios is all set to release the trailer of their new film Suraj Pe Mangal Bhari today. With Diljit Dosanjh wowing the audience with some crackling punch lines, and Fatima Sana Shaikh ready to be seen in a drastically different avatar and Manoj Bajpayee, who plays a wedding detective making his living out of spying on prospective grooms. The actor dons multiple looks in the trailer as he disguises himself while on the job. 

Bajpayee plays Madhu Mangal Rane with flair and steadfast conviction. Battling him out is his equally worthy opponent, Suraj Singh Dhillon played affably by Diljit. Fatima plays a Marathi mulgi from Bombay, with a rebellious streak, whose family wants to see her settled.

Set in 1995 Bombay, the director has captured the city in all its glory. Every detail of the era is beautifully woven into the trailer, from the typical cars reminiscent of the 90s to the background score that was a trademark of the 90s Hindi films.

Talking about his passion project, director Abhishek Sharma says, “This film captures the innocence of bygone times. There is certain simplicity in the tone we have used which we hope to remind people of the movies of Hrishikesh Mukherjee and Basu Chatterjee. It is a clean family-comedy. It is a funny film but we have consciously ensured to not tread into slapstick humor. It’s a take on the great Indian wedding ‘milestone’ where the whole family participated and ends up in hilarious situations.”

Shariq Patel, CEO Zee Studios, told us, “We are proud to present a clean wholesome family entertainer as Zee Studio’s first in house film production. Cinema in India has always been a community experience, and we are hopeful that Suraj Pe Mangal Bhari is a film that families can enjoy together this Diwali.”

The film is produced by Zee Studios and it’s slated to release around Diwali.

Fatima Sana Shaikh holidaying in Macao

Fatima Sana Shaikh who is headed to experience the glitz and opulence of Macao. The next few days are going to be filled with fun, food and fashion as we follow Fatima’s journey and see Macao through her eyes.

The actress visited various iconic tourist hot-spots of Macao like the most popular facade of Macao, Ruins of St. Paul’s, Art Macao at Wynn Palace ( A Five month long International Art Exhibition) and A Ma Temple (one of the oldest temple in Macao).

Fatima Sana Shaikh to Don a saree on screen for the first time

In the recent times, Fatima Sana Shaikh has been seen wearing a saree at events and festivals and the actress undoubtedly has stunned in the ethnic attire.

Earlier, the picture from the sets of Anurag Basu’s next was leaked featuring Fatima donning a brown saree which left the fans intrigued and excited to see the actress donning a saree on screen for the first time.

Fatima Sana Shaikh looked enticing in a coral pink saree as she attended an event in the city. The actress is looking breathtakingly beautiful as she pulled off saree with ease.

At the event, The actress wore an embellished sari and teamed it with a sleeveless blouse, which was adorned with meticulous accents. The pallu of the sari featured a metallic touch and was accentuated by intricate ruffled accents. To accessorize her look she paired it with chic earrings and a delicate ring keeping it minimal and classy. The makeup was light and refreshing and highlighted by a glossy pink lip shade and impeccable kohl. The side-swept tresses completed her traditional look.

In the actresses last outings, Fatima was seen wearing sports apparel and warrior attire.

Fatima Sana Shaikh made her big debut with the record-breaking film Dangal, in which she was essaying the role of wrestler Geeta Phogat.

With just her first 2 films, Fatima Sana Shaikh has the opportunity of the kind of reach that no other newcomer got so early on in his/her career.

Fatima Sana Shaikh will be seen sharing the screen with Rajkummar Rao in Anurag Basu’s next for which the actress finished the first schedule in Bhopal.


Fatima Sana Shaikh shared her life experiences for her next film

Fatima Sana Shaikh who is currently busy shooting for her next with Anurag Basu has penned down her life experiences to essay the role.

The actress had to really delve within herself to understand her character. Keeping in sync with the film’s storyline Fatima was asked by the film’s team to share her personal life experiences and private moments too to essay the role.

Being a Mumbaikar Fatima has a lot of love and passion for the city and has experienced a spectrum of phases in her life. Fatima who loves capturing images of her experiences through traveling. Anurag Basu’s untitled film’s production asked Fatima to share her experiences as a woman, who interacts with a variety of people both at the professional and personal level which will be used in the film to add a more realistic touch in specific scenes.

Fatima who is a huge fan of Anurag Basu’s films is really excited to work with the Director for his art of direction and Rajkumar Rao for his critically acclaimed roles and to be a part of a film which is an apt portrayal of characters of the people living a metro lifestyle.

The actress who left us spellbound with her hard-hitting performance in Aamir Khan starrer Dangal and Thugs of Hindostan will now be seen in a never before seen avatar which is a variation in her career in Anurag Basu’s next.

Bhushan Kumar produces Anurag Basu’s next

After working together on Anurag Basu’s previous films as a music label, Bhushan Kumar has joined hands with the director for a yet to be titled film.  The multi-starrer film is an action comedy that is about unavoidable jeopardies of life! The film has four different stories set in a quintessential Indian metro. It is a slice of life film with stories intersecting with each other with drama and emotion.

The producer – director duo have already signed Abhishek Bachchan, Rajkummar Rao, Fatima Sana Shaikh, Aditya Roy Kapur, Sanya Malhotra & Pankaj Tripathi. Anurag has already shot major sequences with Abhishek in Mumbai and Kolkata last year.  The director was busy shooting with Rajkummar and Fatima in Bhopal recently.

The signed actors will soon start for their respective portions while Bhushan Kumar and Anurag Basu are yet to sign few more actors to join the ensemble. The character and roles of the actors are still under wraps, but what is heard of is that every actor has a chance to explore something they haven’t tried before.

Aamir Khan turned Thug with his mother’s help

Trust Aamir Khan to approach all his films with utmost perfection. For his latest onscreen appearance as a Thug, the actor borrowed his mother’s Soorma to add the needed edge to his character.

Superstar Aamir Khan has got the masses excited with an avatar which is poles apart from his look in Dangal. Aamir was required to don an edgy look for Thugs of Hindostan and the actor turned to his mother to help complete his look.

Known to change his looks like a chameleon for his diverse films, Aamir has slipped into the quirky character of ‘Firangi’ with ease.

The Superstar who is known to consult and reach to his mother for feedback, once again took his mother Zeenat Hussain.

While consulting his mother for his Thugs avatar, the actor was suggested to apply Soorma. Aamir not only went on to borrow kohl from his mother for his onscreen appearance but also used it for his everyday look while shooting for the film.

The actor shares a very close bond with his mother, be it rushing back home to celebrate his Birthday with his Mother or holding special screenings of all his films first for his mother, the actor is known to go above and beyond for her.

Presenting Katrina Kaif in her hottest desi avatar as Suraiyya in Thugs of Hindostan

Yash Raj Films Thugs of Hindostan is the biggest visual spectacle hitting the big screen this Diwali. It boasts of a larger than life, never seen before action extravaganza and an incredible casting coup that brings together two of the biggest legends of Indian cinema,Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan on screen for the first time.

In keeping with the innovative marketing move to introduce the primary characters of the film through motion posters, YRF today unveiled Katrina Kaif in her hottest desi avatar to date. She plays the role of an outrageously beautiful performer Suraiyya in Thugs of Hindostan. Suraiyya is the most gorgeous girl in British India who makes every man go weak in their knees. She is the best dancer of the country that people throng to watch.

With a casting that also comprises Fatima Sana Shaikh as the daredevil Zafira, Thugs of Hindostan is the most anticipated film releasing this Diwali. The film is set to treat audiences across age groups with the biggest jaw-dropping action sequences seen by audiences on screen to date. With its edge-of-the-seat thrills and an epic adventure and war on the seas, the film is set to light up this Diwali.

YRF’s mega action entertainer, Thugs of Hindostan, is set to release on November 8, a national holiday.

Presenting Amitabh Bachchan as Khudabaksh in Thugs of Hindostan

Presenting Fatima Sana Shaikh as the daredevil Zafira in Thugs of Hindostan

Presenting the cruel and merciless villain of Thugs of Hindostan – Lord John Clive

Presenting the cruel and merciless villain of Thugs of Hindostan – Lord John Clive

Yash Raj Films Thugs of Hindostan promises to give audiences a visual spectacle this Diwali. With a larger than life, never seen before action extravaganza, it is the most awaited film releasing this Diwali. The film also presents an epic battle with the all-powerful enemy.

In keeping with the innovative move to introduce the primary characters of the film through motion posters, YRF unveiled the cruel, evil, highly manipulative and merciless villain of Thugs of Hindostan – Lord John Clive, the commander of the East India Company. Lord John Clive, played by British actor Lloyd Owen is the enemy one should never make. He is the face of the British Raj in India and a symbol of cold evil and deadly ambition.

Having pulled off an incredible casting coup by bringing two of the biggest legends of Indian cinema Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan on screen for the first time, it is the biggest ever film produced by Bollywood. With a casting that also comprises Katrina Kaif and Fatima Sana Shaikh, Thugs of Hindostan is set to treat audiences with an exciting, visually stunning cinematic experience on the big screen.

YRF’s mega action entertainer, Thugs of Hindostan, is set to release on November 8, the national holiday.

Presenting Fatima Sana Shaikh as the daredevil Zafira in Thugs of Hindostan

Presenting Amitabh Bachchan as Khudabaksh in Thugs of Hindostan

YRF’s Thugs of Hindostan to release worldwide on November 8th