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Rajkummar Rao to star in the Hindi remake of Telugu superhit cop thriller ‘HIT’

Rajkummar Rao will star in the Hindi remake of Telugu superhit cop thriller ‘HIT’. Director Dr. Sailesh Kolanu who has garnered accolades for this cop thriller will be helming the project in Hindi as well. Producer Dil Raju will be backing this venture under Dil Raju Productions banner along with Kuldeep Rathore.

The film is now in pre-production and will go on floors in 2021. More details will be announced soon.

Post Stree, the trio producers Jio Studios, Dinesh Vijan and Amar Kaushik are back with Bala

Taking their successful association to the next level post Stree, the trio – producers Jio Studios, Dinesh Vijan and Amar Kaushik are back with Bala featuring Ayushmann Khurrana as the lead protagonist – that touches upon the subject of premature balding in men and the social stigma around it in a profoundly funny and entertaining way.

Ever since the trailer has been launched, Ayushmann’s realistic look has become a winner with the audience, especially his fans, who cannot stop raving about his performance and the movie’s hilarious narrative.

Known for churning out content-driven, cinematic experiences, Maddock Films is set to raise the bar even higher with the hilarious and honest story of Bala, helmed by the talented storyteller, Amar Kaushik. With Jio Studios backing the project after their previous successful ventures together, the terrific trio promises the audience yet another content-driven yet commercially viable big screen experience.

balaProducer Dinesh Vijan says, “At Maddock we’ve always believed in backing a director to make his best film. With Bala, Amar has outdone Stree and taken you on a journey that will make you lose and find yourself in it. This is our third association with Jio and we couldn’t have asked for better partners, Jyoti Despande have championed the team to push farther and we feel very fortunate to have found such supportive and collaborative partners.”

Amar Kaushik adds, “It’s great to work with Dinesh and Jio Studios who not only understand the importance of good subjects but also invest in stories that really needs to be told. Bala is the story of a common man and so each of us gravitated to the subject quite naturally. We hope the audience really enjoy the movie.”

Jio Studios & Dinesh Vijan present, Bala. A Maddock Films production, directed by Amar Kaushik staring Ayushmann Khurrana, Bhumi Pednekar and Yami Gautam releases on 8th November.

Amyra Dastur : Enjoyed pressure of working with Rajkummar Rao

Amyra Dastur plays a business-savvy Guajarati girl, an assistant to Boman Irani‘s character in Made In China. Set to reunite with Rajkummar Rao for the second time after Judgementall Hai Kya, Made In China actor Amyra Dastur says it’s easy to get overshadowed by the much-acclaimed actor if an artiste doesn’t “bring on their A-Game”. “Seeing a fine actor like Raj play two distinct roles across films was fun. I enjoy the pressure of being surrounded by actors like Boman Irani and Raj, because it makes me perform to the best of my ability.”

Amyra DasturDastur plays a business-savvy Gujrati girl, an assistant to Irani’s character, who Rao — a desperate businessman — approaches to make a sale of his magic soup. Given that like Irani, Dastur is also a Parsi, she admits her family members were thrilled to hear of their collaboration. “My family has always admired him. My community honors him. They were more excited about this film than they have been of my past offerings. His comic timing is truly worth watching.”

Rajkummar Rao and Mouni Roy would often dance on the sets of Made in China

To get into the groove of the day and scene, lead cast Rajkummar Rao and Mouni Roy would often dance on the sets of their next – Made in China

On set co-star camaraderie is something Bollywood is all too familiar with. While the notion of cat fights and ego tussles are what make stories juicy, it’s really the bonding that helps make those experiences memorable and those stories worthwhile. The vibe on the sets of Made in China was no exception!

The lead pair of Dinesh Vijan’s next production venture – Made in China – Rajkummar Rao and Mouni Roy found something different to bond over and that’s dancing. Both are known to have quite the flair for dance. It thus comes as no surprise to find out that first time co-stars would use dance to kick start their say and get into the mood.

“Every morning, we would play a track or two depending on the mood we had to get into for the scenes we were shooting that day and we would dance like maniacs” says Mouni. “Raj enjoys dancing just as much as I do and it was such a delight to see him share my passion and my madness. He’s really one of the coolest and most fun people I’ve worked with who doesn’t take himself too seriously but puts every ounce of his being into whatever he does – be it dancing off camera to giving that jaw dropping performance,” Mouni says signing off

Produced by Maddock Films in association with Jio Cinemas, The film also stars Mouni Roy, Boman irani, Sumeet vyas, Paresh Rawal and Gajraj Rao and is set to release this Diwali.

Rajkummar Rao’s unique look in Made In China!

Rajkummar Rao recently launched the trailer of his film Made In China along with his co-star Mouni Roy, director Mikhil Musale and producer of the film Dinesh Vijan. The trailer gave glimpse of Rao’s unique look in the film, where he plays a small time Gujarati businessman.

Known to get under the skin of every character he plays on screen, actor-extraordinaire Rajkummar Rao raised the “prep” bar many notches higher with his next – Made in China that will hit the big screen this Diwali. Since this was his first tryst with the Gujarati culture, Raj decided to take the bull by the horns and spent a month in Ahmedabad ahead of the shoot. He even spent time learning the language – both at its core and how it’s locally spoken.

Also for his look, not only did Raj gain around 8 kgs for his belly but also added a unique feature to his face, a unibrow. Interestingly, director Mikhil Musale actually has a unibrow. Inspired by his director, Raj came up with the idea of sporting the same and added it to his look to give his character, Raghu Mehta a standout feature that’ll capture eyeballs.

Raj says, “When i saw Mikhil, I immediately made up my mind to sport a unibrow. It looked very hatke and I felt it gave my character an interesting look” Well, we can definitely say that it was a good idea. Rao’s look has got a big thumbs up from his Industry colleagues.

Produced by Maddock Films in association with Jio Cinemas, The film also stars Mouni Roy, Boman irani, Sumeet vyas, Paresh Rawal and Gajraj Rao and is set to release this Diwali.

 

Janhvi Kapoor joins Dinesh Vijan’s Rooh-Afza!

After the stupendous success of Hindi Medium (2017), Stree (2018) and Luka Chuppi (2019) Dinesh Vijan seems unstoppable!  Maddock Films is slowly and steadily making a mark in telling unusual stories and yet being commercially successful!

Dinesh Vijan known to introduce the genre of horror comedy to the Hindi film industry, is all set to bring a spree of films, building an entire universe of it. If sources are to believed he green lit the projects during the inception of Stree itself!

His next venture Rooh-Afza has just announced its newest addition Janhvi Kapoor. The young star, who has made a promising debut last year will be joining the cast of Rajkummar Rao and Varun Sharma.

Producer Dinesh Vijan says, “For Rooh-afza we needed actors who could jump into their roles with unabashed conviction. Rajkummar and Varun are phenomenal actors, comedy is a space they excel in and own. For the female lead, we needed someone who could portray two contrasting personalities with ease and Janhvi stood out, she really connected with the script. Her talent is still raw, but she is excited about being moulded. The script is young, refreshing and totally crazy, and she is exactly that!”

For a newcomer like Janhvi this sounds challenging and exciting, producer Mrighdeep adds “We took some time to finalize the female lead. Besides being pretty, she needed to oscillate between two characters which are poles apart. You will fall in love with her in one scene and won’t believe she is the same girl in the next one. It’s not an easy switch for an actor. It’s the perfect casting”

This would  be a great opportunity for her to showcase her talent, as both characters ( Roohi and Afsana)have contrasting personalities! Takes us back to Chalbaaz days! Sriji had impeccable comic timing and it will be thrilling to see Janhvi light up the screen too.

Shoot starts in Uttar Pradesh this June and the film is slated to release on 20th March 2020. Produced by Dinesh Vijan and Mrighdeep Singh Lamba the film is being directed by debutant Hardik Mehta.

“Only a director who understands the whacky world of the film, can make the crazy characters pop out of screen… make them real, despite them being in the most absurd situations. We saw that ability in Hardik. Plus his repertoire is quite impressive,” explains Mrighdeep.

“Hardik is a perfect fit, his national award winning documentary Amdavad Ma Famous, made me take notice of him. His strength lies in tapping nuances and pulling you into the world of the film. He effortlessly brings realism to bizzare situations. There’s a thin line that connect ours and the supernatural world, and he seems to have the potential to stitch that perfectly!” says Dinesh Vijan.

Well Vijan sure has an eye for spotting talent, with debutants Amar Kaushik and Laxman Utekar (Stree and Luka Chuppi respectively) striking gold, it seems this is sure to be a winner too!

Rooh-Afza is a Maddock films production and a Jio Studios and Dinesh Vijan presentation.

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.

 

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.

Raj of the Box Office !

Rajkummar Rao has had a meteoric rise from a major breakthrough performance in 2012’s Shahid for which he won a National award, to headlining the biggest sleeper hit of 2018, Stree.

The actor joined the big boy’s club as Stree crossed the highly coveted 100 cr mark, while films like Newton (India’s official entry to Oscars), Bareilly Ki Barfi, Kai Po Che and Trapped among others proved that he was a talent to be reckoned with.

After establishing himself as one of the most profitable and bankable stars in the Hindi film industry today, the actor is part of the 2019’s highly anticipated films including Made in China, Ek Ladki Ko Dekha To Aisa Laga, Mental Hai Kya, Turram Khan and Imli.

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan showed support and love towards differently abled children

Global Icon Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is known for her virtues and making the country proud at national and international level. Aishwarya is is someone brought up with values , be it greeting someone with a Namaste or sharing about her culture to people she meets from all around the globe. Former Miss World who lived the phrase of ‘Beauty with purpose’ in its real sense until now has always made a difference in the lives of people around her through her various social campaigns, charity or supporting events related to children or special causes.

In one such event recently, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan took time out of her busy schedule to show her support and love towards differently abled children. The event was a sports meet organized by Jamnabai Narsee School where she enthusiastically lifted the spirit of children who participated in the event. . Dressed in a baby pink coat and light blue denim Aishwarya initially took a Navy Salute but after seeing the children do the Army Salute the beauty queen followed them and did the Army Salute to appreciate the efforts put by the children.

She surely is a woman with a purpose and for a purpose..