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Rohit Shetty and Bhushan Kumar collaborate for ‘Cirkus’

The king of blockbusters Rohit Shetty is set to bring madness on the big screen with his new film. Presented by Bhushan Kumar in association with Reliance Entertainment the film titled ‘Cirkus’ is Rohit Shetty’s take on the classic play, The Comedy of Errors.

After the massive success of Simmba and appearing in Sooryavanshi, Cirkus will mark the third outing of Rohit Shetty and Ranveer Singh. The film features an eclectic star cast which includes Pooja Hegde, Jacqueline Fernandez, Varun Sharma, Siddhartha Jadhav, Johnny Lever, Sanjay Mishra, Vrajesh Hirjee, Vijay Patkar, Sulbha Arya, Mukesh Tiwari, Anil Charanjeett, Ashwini Kalsekar, and Murli Sharma.

Cirkus is set to go on floors next month and will be shot in Mumbai, Ooty, and Goa.

T-Series presents in association with Reliance Entertainment, Cirkus, produced and directed by Rohit Shetty. The film is set to release in the winter of 2021.

Get ready to ROFL as Discovery Kids and Excel Entertainment launch the animated comic caper ‘Fukrey Boyzzz’

Dreams can be extremely powerful! But when desi-jugaad is applied to achieve dreams, it could lead to unimaginable chaos! You don’t believe it? Just ask Choocha, Hunny and Laali. Nobody knows more about the power of dreams better than these three!  The friends come together to do some masti which ultimately leads to Fukrapanti. Every time Choocha has an outlandish dream, Hunny tries to make sense of it by putting together an equally outlandish ‘desi jugaad’. While Laali tries to warn them, Bholi Punjaban is always in fray to sabotage the whole plan. But somehow, these motley crew of misfits manage to weasel their way out of trouble and get some good laughs along the way. Fukrey Boyzzz is a rib-tickling production that captures the innocent and harmless masti/mischief of kids. Get ready to ROFL starting October 12th, 2019 at 1.30PM and 7.30PM every day, only on Discovery Kids.

Discovery Kids, the leading kids’ channel from Discovery India, which revolutionized the Indian animation industry with ‘Little Singham’ – an animation series inspired by India’s most successful Supercop brand ‘Singham’, has teamed-up with Excel Entertainment to create this fun-filled laughter-riot based on super hit Bollywood franchise ‘Fukrey’ and ‘Fukrey Returns’.

Present at the launch of ‘Fukrey Boyzzz’ which was held in Mumbai on 25th September to introduce the new animation series, was the lead cast from Excel Entertainment’s movie Fukrey: Richa Chadha, Varun Sharma, Pulkit Samrat, Manjot Singh, film director Mrigdeep Lamba and film writer Vipul Vig.  Excel entertainment’s co-founder, Ritesh Sidhwani, Megha Tata, Managing Director – South Asia, Discovery and Uttam Pal Singh, Head – Discovery Kids were also present on the occasion.

“Fukrey Boyzzz is an apt representation of our ambition in the kids’ genre.  We will continue to innovate and invest heavily in the genre with an aim to be a consistent top 3 player,” said, Megha Tata, Managing Director-South Asia, Discovery. “We are also working towards skinning the Fukrey Boyzzz IP in multiple ways including launching branded merchandise.”

“The launch of Fukrey Boyzzz opens new horizons for us. We are making our foray into animation and are enamored with how this series has shaped-up. I am extremely excited to have characters from our Film Fukrey spread joy to everyone with their crazy antics at school,” said, Ritesh Sidhwani, Co-Founder, Excel Entertainment, as the show preview was unveiled.

Speaking about the show, Uttam Pal Singh, Head – Discovery Kids, said, “We are on a bold and fun journey to invest, invent and innovate our content to endearingly engage with as well as expand our audiences.  In the kids’ genre, there is plethora of content targeted at 4-8 years, however there is a prominent white space for content targeted at pre-teens broadly bracketed between 8-14 years old. With Fukrey Boyzzz and its hilarious ensemble of Choocha, Hunny, Lalli and Bholi, we are launching a new contemporary series which will have a much wider appeal. Infact, we are confident that this innocent fun feast will attract co-viewing – parents watching along with their children.”

Discovery Kids will launch Fukrey Boyzzz starting October 12 in six languages – Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada and English.  The kids’ channel will launch an aggressive marketing campaign based on the core ethos of the show ‘Friends + Masti = Fukrapanti’.  Fukrey Boyzzz is produced by award winning production house ‘Paper boat’ for Discovery Kids. Watch the all new and exciting animation series Fukrey Boyzzz starting October 12th, 2019 at 1.30PM and 7.30PM every day, only on Discovery Kids!



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.

Govinda is King for the Masses

A full decade after loving him in Partner, Govinda’s mass of fans are head over heels with his performance in FRYday. Every exit interview with the audience across different theatres in the country echo the same voice. Govinda is still their King.

They love his timing. They love his moves. They love him. His fans say that Govinda is still their King. Only his co-stars have changed. Earlier he was the Raja Babu of films with Shakti Kapoor and other paintras with Kader Khan. After which he showed his moves with Madhuri Dixit and Bade Miyan Bachchan. And now he’s even jamming with today’s generation of actors like Ranveer Singh.

His latest FRYDAY cements his position King of the Masses. With all the GenX stars being gaga over him and acknowledging him as the most entertaining star of Hindi cinema.

FRYDAY sees a new co-star, Varun Sharma, teaming with Govinda who strikes back with yet another dhamakedaar performance. The Entertainer no 1 of the masses has many more tricks up his sleeve and his fans are looking at more newer stars teaming up with Govinda.