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Introducing the suave retro look of Akshay Kumar from BELLBOTTOM

The makers for espionage thriller ‘Bellbottom’ reveal the new look of Akshay Kumar on the occasion of superstar’s birthday.

Set in 1980’s, Akshay Kumar plays the character of a RAW agent who rescues over 212 hostages in the hijack attacks.

Pooja Entertainment decided to reveal the new look on Akshay’s birthday and are bound to make his fans super happy. The dapper image has Akshay set against an airplane wearing aviators and sporting a moustache.

Bellbottom is currently being shot in Scotland. Social media updates indicate that actors Akshay Kumar, Vaani Kapoor, Lara Dutta, Adil hussain, Huma Qureshi and producers Deepshikha Deshmukh, and Jackky Bhagnani and director Ranjit tewari are currently in the country as part of the shoot crew.

Puja Bhagnani gives the mahurat clap for ‘Bellbottom’

Jackky Bhagnani’s mother Puja Bhagnani graced the very first day of the shoot with her presence.

Infact, she gave the mahurat clap for Pooja Entertainment’s much awaited espionage thriller ‘Bellbottom’.

Present at the mahurat were Akshay Kumar, Lara Dutta, Huma Qureshi, director Ranjit M Tewari along with producers Vashu Bhagnani, Jackky Bhagnani and Deepshikha Deshmukh.

The principal shooting of the film began yesterday in UK.

The much awaited Bellbottom is set to release on 2nd April, 2021.

Pooja Entertainment’s Bellbottom to go on shoot with meticulous safety measures

The much-anticipated thriller starring Akshay Kumar, Vaani Kapoor, Huma Qureshi and Lara Dutta is the first film to commence shooting after the long lockdown.

The film to go on shoot with meticulous safety measures & use of latest technology – multiple sanitizing stations, wrist watches monitoring oxygen, temperature & blood pressure with a centralized dashboard to track team’s health.

Directed by Ranjit M Tewari and written by Aseem Arrora & Parveez Shaikh, the schedule of the movie begins in August. The entire team of ‘Bellbottom’ will be heading to the UK for the same.

Pooja Entertainment presents in association with Emmay Entertainment ‘Bellbottom’ Produced by Vashu Bhagnani, Jackky Bhagnani, Deepshikha Deshmukh, Monisha Advani, Madhu Bhojwani and Nikkhil Advani. ‘Bellbottom’ is set to release on 2nd April 2021.

‘Bellbottom’ Brings Bollywood Back to Business!

The much-anticipated thriller starring Akshay Kumar, Vaani Kapoor, Huma Qureshi and Lara Dutta is the first film to commence shooting after the long lockdown. Directed by Ranjit M Tewari and written by Aseem Arrora & Parveez Shaikh, the schedule of the movie begins one month from now (August). The entire team of ‘Bellbottom’ will be heading to the UK for the same.

Pooja Entertainment presents in association with Emmay Entertainment ‘Bellbottom’ Produced by Vashu Bhagnani, Jackky Bhagnani, Deepshikha Deshmukh, Monisha Advani, Madhu Bhojwani and Nikkhil Advani. ‘Bellbottom’ is set to release on 2nd April 2021.

Pooja Entertainment ropes in Vaani Kapoor opposite Akshay Kumar in’Bellbottom’

Pooja Entertainment ropes in Vaani Kapoor as the leading lady opposite Akshay Kumar in high-end espionage thriller ‘Bellbottom’!

Pooja Entertainment presents in association with Emmay Entertainment ‘Bellbottom’ Produced by Vashu Bhagnani, Jackky Bhagnani, Deepshikha Deshmukh, Monisha Advani, Madhu Bhojwani and Nikhil Advani. ‘Bellbottom’ to release on 2nd April, 2021.

John Abraham brings ‘1911’ with Bhushan Kumar and Nikkhil Advani

To be directed by Nikkhil Advani starring John Abraham and produced by Bhushan Kumar, 1911 is based on an historic football match ever played

As per the recent announcement, T-Series JA Entertainment and Emmay Entertainment have come together to produce 6 films by various directors. The first of this deal is a film starring John Abraham, directed by Nikkhil Advani goes on floors in November 2019 and will be shot over 3 months in Kolkata. Eyeing for a mid-2020 release the film will be produced by Bhushan Kumar’s T-Series, John Abraham’s JA Entertainment and Monisha Advani, Madhu Bhojwani & Nikkhil Advani’s Emmay Entertainment.

For over five years John Abraham has been living with a dream. An avid football enthusiast whose owns his own team, NorthEast United FC, the actor has been waiting to bring one of India’s most historic matches to the screen, dating back to 1911.  John Abraham will be playing the role of Shibdas Bhaduri, who captained the side.

Bhushan Kumar, Nikkhil Advani and John Abraham’s next ‘Batla House’ poster released

The Mohan Bagan Athletic Club was established in 1889 by three well-known aristocratic Bengali families in North Kolkata. The team won its first trophy only 15 years later but under their coach, Sailen Basu, quickly rose in the ranks. In 1911, it was invited to take part in the prestigious Indian Football Association (IFA) Shield. With brilliant players like Hiralal Mukherjee, Bhuti Sukul, Sudhir Chatterjee, Manmohan Mukherjee, Rajen Sengupta, Nilmadhav Bhattarya, Kanu Roy, Habul Sarkar, Abhilash Ghosh, the team captained by Shibdas Bhaduri who played alongside his older brother Bijoydas Bhaduri, notched up one win after another, making it to the final where they were up against East Yorkshire Regiment, an elite branch of the British army. On July 29, almost 10,000 football enthusiasts lined up as the players took the field. The Indians were a match for the better trained British players in every way till Sergeant Jackson scored the first goal with just 15 minutes left for the final. Mohun Bagan responded with one of their own and then it was a fight to the finish.

John Abraham to star in Robbie Grewal’s Romeo Akbar Walter (RAW)

John says “What makes 1911 special is that it is not just about the coach, the players or even the game, it’s also about India’s freedom struggle.  Like with Parmanu, the idea is to educate in an entertaining way so viewers walk out of the theatre saying, ‘Wow, I didn’t know this!’

Nikkhil says “I’ve been wanting to make a film set in Kolkata, talking about its people, culture and heritage. 1911 is even better because it moves beyond Bengal to encompass all of India and its history. It’s a huge responsibility to tell this story right as it’s almost folklore to the people of Bengal as well as it’s so close to John. I’m thrilled he thinks that I will be able to do it justice”

Bhushan Kumar says “We are extremely happy to announce our first film as part of our six film deal and it gives me great pleasure to be associated with a film which tells the story of the emergence of the most iconic club in India, as well as a truly inspiring moment in our history.”

John Abraham to don the producer’s hat

Post the success of Satyameva Jayate and after already working on Batla House, 1911 will be one of the most exciting projects coming out of the recently announced 6 film deal.

Three production houses come together to make six films

With a successful film already in their bag & two films in making, T-Series, JA Entertainment and Emmay Entertainment have decided on a joint venture to produce more films together.

With such an easy and strong partnership these three leading production houses have experienced in past 12 months, the partners have now decided to develop more present, meaningful and commercially relevant cinema. Under this collaboration, a slate of films will be jointly produced by Bhushan Kumar’s T-Series, John Abraham’s JA Entertainment and Monisha Advani, Madhu Bhojwani and Nikkhil Advani’s Emmay Entertainment.

John Abraham to star in Robbie Grewal’s Romeo Akbar Walter (RAW)

The films to be made in this JV will contain films with John Abraham as an actor but also has projects where he will be involved as a producer only. Similarly Nikkhil Advani is also committed to directing in this JV and will continue to helm projects as a producer, as he has successfully done recently. Meanwhile, other directors finalized so far include Gauravv Chawla, Samar Shaikh, Kaashvi Nair & Ranjit Tiwari.

Speaking for this development, T-Series CMD, Bhushan Kumar said, “Having worked with John, Nikkhil and everyone at Emmay, I have a very secured partnership. Of equal if not greater value is their partnership as producers. They are valuable talent assets and we are privileged to have them in our joint venture. With the six films JV T-Series intends to leverage their complementary skills in talent access & development as well as efficient production.”

Bhushan Kumar, Nikkhil Advani and John Abraham’s next ‘Batla House’ poster released

John Abraham believes the coming together of this tripartite gives an enhanced and solid platform to showcase talent and technicians which is a critical way forward to expand the industry. He says “Market forces today demand that smart alliances are formed to fulfill audience expectations. Our association thus far has been excellent test bed from which we have all learnt a lot”.

Nikkhil Advani, speaking on behalf of EMMAY, said “We welcome this collaboration as it will enable us to push the envelope with new stories, formats. Mostly, as partners we are committed to creating opportunities based on meritocracy and a healthy work culture.”

John Abraham’s production house starts work on first Marathi film ‘Savita Damodar Paranjpe’!

While more details of the slate will follow, immediately six films are in final stages of assembly and will go on floors between 2019-20. Expect a detailed announcement in the coming weeks.

Nikkhil Advani shares the first glimpse from the sets of ‘Batla House’

Emmay  Entertainment’s founder, director Nikkhil Advani is all geared up to present his next directorial, the John Abraham starrer ‘Batla House’, which is on floors currently. The director along with the cast and crew of the film is shooting in Mumbai. He recently shared an image from the sets of  ‘Batla House’. The image features John Abraham engrossed in an animated conversation. With this the director announced that Ravi Kishan has joined the cast.

Bhushan Kumar, Nikkhil Advani and John Abraham’s next ‘Batla House’ poster released

After the massive success of Satyameva Jayate, the team – Bhushan Kumar, Nikkhil Advani and John Abraham come back together for a thriller drama ‘Batla House’. The first look poster of the film was released today. Directed by Nikkhil Advani and produced by T-Series, Emmay Entertainment & JA Entertainment in association with Bake My Cake Films, the film will release on 15th August 2019. The film is written by Ritesh Shah.

Keeping its holiday date like this year, John Abraham will portray the role inspired by Sanjeev Kumar Yadav who spearheaded the Batla House encounter. The poster was launched with a day prior build up by the team who launched two teaser posters giving a background of the incident the film is based on. As the tag line says ‘The story of India’s Most Decorated/Controversial Cop’, the case was about this one man who has had 70 encounters, a record 22 convictions from 30 cases and 9 Gallantry Awards. John Abraham says “Being recognized for films like Madras Cafe and Parmanu, I automatically gravitate towards scripts like Batla House, however, that also means that the script needs to live upto those standards. With Batla House, Ritesh blew me over with his precision in the story telling as well as the emotional roller coaster of the characters. I am truly excited to bring this story alive to audiences”

The film that goes on floors by mid-October, is inspired by the real encounter that took place a decade ago on September 19. Nikkhil plans on shooting the film in Delhi, Jaipur, Lucknow, Mumbai and Nepal. Speaking about it, Nikkhil adds, “Ritesh, who I have had the wonderful fortune of collaborating with on my life-changing films, D-Day and Airlift, came to me with this incredible story and he has spent a painstaking 4yrs researching, writing and has fashioned a top notch script. I’m so happy that John also recognized the power of this story and agreed to come aboard. Now all I have to do is call action/cut”

Bhushan Kumar says, “Nikkhil is presenting one such incident to the audience that needs to be heard. The posters will give our viewers a brief idea on what the film is and seeing John like this, everyone is definitely intrigued.”

Batla House is produced by Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar, Monisha Advani, Madhu Bhojwani, John Abraham and Sandeep Leyzell.