The versatile actor Pankaj Tripathi has explored a variety of platforms and mediums to entertain his audiences more than a decade. He is one of the best actors currently Bollywood has. Pankaj after giving memorable performances in his last few releases like Newton, Bareilly Ki Barfi, Stree, web show Mirzapur, Pankaj now sets his eyes on Hollywood. Pankaj we now hear will soon start shooting for his first ever Hollywood film with none other than Hollywood’s hot favourite actor Chris Hemsworth aka Thor from Avengers of the Marvel Universe.
In November last year, Chris was in India to shoot debutante director Sam Hargrave’s thriller film Dhaka. Sam has been the second unit director for Avengers Infinity War, Atomic Blonde. They shot principal portions of the film in Mumbai and Ahmedabad. The film also stars Golshifteh Farahani, David Harbour, Randeep Hooda, Manoj Bajpayee amongst many others. As per the sources, Pankaj Tripathi will be joining the cast in Bangkok, Thailand to shoot the next leg of the film. This would be the first time Pankaj will be seen in a Hollywood project working with an international crew. Pankaj will be seen in a pivotal character sharing screen space with Chris. The film Dhaka is a thriller and will be released as Netflix Originals.
Actors Ranveer Singh and Pankaj Tripathi the two sides of the coin in Bollywood. Both the actors represent a different kind of cinema in their own ways. Ranveer Singh is a highly power-packed and electrifying performer in commercial Bollywood films. Whereas the versatile actor Pankaj Tripathi represents a very different kind of cinema that is content-based and appeals to the masses. Even though both the actors represent two different genres of cinema has immense love for each as co-actors and as human beings. They do not shy away to showcase their love for each other on any platform.
Recently both Ranveer and Pankaj shared for a shoot and they both couldn’t stop raving each other’s performances. The duo surely has the charisma and zing to attract the audience towards them as well showcasing their fondness towards each other. Here are some candid pictures from their meeting!
Just a few days ago, the makers of one of the most anticipated biopics of 2019 released the logo of the film with a controversial tag line , ‘Not A Porn Star’ clearly emphasising the perspective of the film.
Even though she was known primarily for her roles in adult films, her phenomenal success made her several enemies and said to have caused ripples in the male dominated industry of the time.
Richa Chadha’s debut song as a singer is the perfect foot tapping number
The first look poster of the film which has the impeccable actress, Richa Chadha playing the titular lead has been released. Covered in authentic gold jewellery, which is a staple element of glamour in Kerala, Richa looks every bit convincing as Shakeela Khan.
Richa Chadha meets the real Shakeela ahead of the film’s shoot
Interestingly the actress stands defiant in the face of the insults that are scribbled on the wall behind her.
The film which has been produced by Magic Cinemas and Yoddhas Entertainment is now all set to release in Summer 2019.
Shakeela Biopic is certainly one of the most awaited biopics currently based on the real life story of Shakeela, 90s adult film star who started with small roles and turned into a massive superstar. Her career at a point was so envious that male superstars of the era would fear of their films releasing alongside a Shakeela film. One of the first Indian actors whose films were dubbed in 16 international languages, Shakeela was the ideal rags to riches story with a twist of having lost it all to be back to square one.
The cast and crew who are currently on their final schedule in Bengaluru have now unveiled the logo of the film and a tag line, that’s both undaunted and unabashed. Steering away from the stereotypical image that Shakeela has in minds of people of being a soft porn actor, the film challenges the audiences and is set to give them the depth story of the woman behind the phenomenon of an unlikely superstar. She made her choices of the films she did and took great pride in her work, but her life, her growing up years, her influences are all the elements director Indrajit Lankesh has tried to bring to the table in the film that delves into the life of Shakeela. With Richa Chadha at the helm of the title role, we are certain that we will get to see a power packed performance.
Pankaj Tripathi has been lauded for his role in his recent Stree. Each time the actor comes on screen, audiences anticipate some hilarity in the form of smart witty dialogues and shocked expressions to follow.
Apart from Stree, the actor is also currently shooting for Shakeela and Luka Chuppi, two extremely different films with diverse roles. The interesting aspect of the actor’s role in Shakeela is that Pankaj will have to channel his inner 90s superstar for the same.
The actor for the first time ever will be seen as the over dramatic hero of the 90s, an era where films were massy and heroes were idolized because of their over the top style.
In the film Pankaj who plays an actor/producer will be seen rocking not just the outfits like bell bottomed pants, multi-coloured shirts and shoes but will take on the role of being a rambunctious hero who is overconfident, talented and knows he will get the girl.
Richa Chadha is a name synonymous with films, power-packed performances and important causes, but the actress now also has another talent that audiences will get to see and appreciate, singing. The Love Sonia and Fukrey actress has collaborated with Dr. Zeus and Zora Randhawa, two Punjabi pop stars who are extremely well known in the international circuit for fantastic hits.
Gawandiyaan which is an old Punjabi song has been remade to match the new age sound choices but keeping intact the important beats and notes of the song. Richa who sings and dances in the video looks like a complete Rockstar in both her avatars, in the traditional and modern looks. Not only did Richa Chadha sing along with the artists but also choreographed the dance steps along with the dancers and styled herself for the video. Also seen in the video along is her Fukrey co-actor, Varun Sharma.
We are amazed at the number of things Richa Chadha can do. This catchy song proves that she can do it all!!
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