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‘Laal Singh Chaddha’ tested Aamir’s patience as it was in the works for 14 years

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Aamir Khan’s upcoming film ‘Laal Singh Chaddha’, the trailer of which was released recently, is Aamir Khan’s labour of love and persistence as the actor invested 14 years of his life to make the film.

The production of the film was never time-bound and the makers gave the film a free space to grow, thrive, press, and bend. At a media event, Aamir Khan spoke about the film’s journey as he told the media that the idea for the film came to him from ‘Delhi 6’ actor Atul Kulkarni back in 2008 after the premiere of ‘Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na’.

Atul Kulkarni had proposed an Indian adaptation of ‘Forrest Gump’ to Aamir Khan and that was when the first thought of the film was seeded. After that, Aamir approached the makers of ‘Forrest Gump’ to acquire the rights to the film, a process which took 10 years as Robert Zemeckis, the director of the 1994 Tom Hanks classic, was not ready to give up the rights of the film.

Aamir then approached legendary director Steven Spielberg who has been Zemeckis’s mentor. Eventually, the makers secured the rights of the film but then the pandemic took a toll on the film and it got delayed. While time tested Aamir, his patience became his only pursuit which helped him complete the film despite the longstanding wait of 14 years.

‘Laal Singh Chaddha’, produced by Aamir Khan Productions, Kiran Rao, and Viacom18 Studios, also stars Kareena Kapoor Khan, Mona Singh, and Naga Chaitanya. The film is set to arrive in cinemas on August 11.

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Bad Newz Box Office Collection Day 1: Vicky Kaushal Gets His Highest Opener, Film Earns ₹8.5 Crore

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In a promising start for Bollywood’s latest offering, Bad Newz, starring Vicky Kaushal, Triptii Dimri, and Ammy Virk in the lead roles, the film garnered a decent Rs 8.5 crore on its opening day at the box office in India, according to early estimates. The film hit the big screens on July 19 and received mixed reviews from the audience and critics.

According to Sacnilk, the film had an overall 22.83 per cent Hindi occupancy on Friday. Surprisingly, Chennai witnessed the highest occupancy of 54.50 per cent, followed by Jaipur with 31.25 per cent and Bengaluru, which saw 28 per cent occupancy.  The film is expected to perform well in the weekend. 

Also, it may be mentioned that Bad Newz is Vicky’s biggest opener till date. Take a look at the first day collection of some of his films:

Zara Hatke Zara Bachke – Rs 5.49 crore

Uri: The Surgical Strike – 8.20 crore 

Sam Bahadur – 6.25 crore 

Manmarziyaan – 4 crore 

Released amidst high anticipation from fans, Bad Newz showcases a unique blend of comedy and storytelling, which seems to have struck a chord with audiences. The film’s unique plot and stellar performances by the lead actors have contributed significantly to its initial success.

Directed by Anand Tiwari, Bad Newz delves into the complexities of male friendships, intertwined with unexpected twists. The comic timing of the actors as well as the songs of Bad Newz have been highlighted as major strengths in early reviews.

The story revolves around Vicky (Akhil) and Ammy (Gurbir), who have intercourse with Triptii’s character, Saloni. Later, she discovers that she’s pregnant, but doesn’t know who the father is. After doing the paternity test, she finds out that both are the fathers.

Co-produced by Karan Johar, the film also has cameos by Ananya Panday and Neha Sharma. It also stars Sheeba Chadha and Neha Dhupia in significant roles.

The box office journey of Bad Newz will be closely watched as the weekend approaches. It will be interesting to see if the film maintains its momentum in the coming days. 

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Tabu Stuns Netizens With Her First Look In Dune: Prophecy Teaser 2

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Tabu Stuns Netizens With Her First Look In Dune: Prophecy Teaser 2

The second teaser of HBO Max’s “Dune: Prophecy”, a prequel series to Denis Villeneuve’s blockbuster “Dune” movies, has offered a first look at Bollywood star Tabu, who essays the role of Sister Francesca.

The Warner Bros Discovery-owned streamer released the second teaser on Thursday evening and also revealed that the six-episode series will premiere in November this year.

Tabu, known globally for movies such as “The Namesake” and “Life of Pi” as well as BBC miniseries “A Suitable Boy”, makes a brief appearance towards the end of the teaser clip.

Her character of Sister Francesca is described as a “strong, intelligent, and alluring” character, who leaves a lasting impression in her wake.

“Once a great love of the Emperor, her return to the palace strains the balance of power in the capital,” the makers said.

The series is set 10,000 years before the events of Frank Herbert’s seminal novel “Dune”, which was recently adapted by Villeneuve in two parts.

In the two films, which were released in 2021 and 2023, Charlotte Rampling played Reverend Mother Mohiam, the Emperor’s Bene Gesserit Truthsayer, while Lady Jessica (Rebecca Ferguson) was the Bene Gesserit mother of the protagonist Paul, played by Timothee Chalamet.

“Dune: Prophecy”, based on the novel “Sisterhood of Dune” by Brian Herbert and Kevin J Anderson, was previously titled “Dune: The Sisterhood”.

As per official logline, the show follows two Harkonnen sisters as they combat forces that threaten the future of humankind, and establish the fabled sect that will become known as the Bene Gesserit.

“Dune: Prophecy” also stars Emily Watson, Olivia Williams, Mark Strong, Sarah-Sofie Boussnina, Jessica Barden, and Shalom Brune-Franklin.

Alison Schapker is the showrunner and executive producer with Diane Ademu-John, who co-developed the series. It is co-produced by HBO and Legendary Television.

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Janhvi Kapoor Hospitalised Due To Food Poisoning, Was Bedridden & Anxious At Home

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Janhvi Kapoor Hospitalised Due To Food Poisoning, Was Bedridden & Anxious At Home

Bollywood actress Janhvi Kapoor, who is gearing up for the release of her movie Ulajh, has reportedly been hospitalised due to food poisoning. She was rushed to the hospital on Thursday (July 18) after she felt weak. Reportedly, she has also postponed her work commitments.

According to a report in Times Now, Janhvi was bedridden at home, on Wednesday, as she felt ‘frail, weak and anxious’.

A close friend of Janhvi informed the news portal, “She postponed all her appointments on Wednesday and for the rest of the week. On Thursday, she felt even worse. So, the family decided to get her proper medical attention and got her admitted into the hospital. She is on the way to recovery now, though still very weak.”

The report further stated that the actress is expected to be discharged by Friday (July 19). However, Janhvi has not reacted to the report yet.

On July 15, the actress was spotted at a promotional event of her upcoming film Ulajh. She wore a stunning black and white outfit and also interacted with the media during the event.

Janhvi made headlines last week for her stunning appearances at Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant’s wedding festivities. From haldi and sangeet to baraat, Janhvi did not miss a single event. She was often spotted with her boyfriend, Shikhar Pahariya, and other Bollywood friends.

Meanwhile, on the work front, Janhvi was last seen in Mr & Mrs Mahi, also featuring Rajkummar Rao. The film released in theatres on May 31 and it received mixed response from critics as well as the audience.

The actress will next be seen with Jr NTR and Saif Ali Khan in Devara. She also has projects such as Ulajh, RC16 with Ram Charan, and Karan Johar’s Sunny Sanskari Ki Tulsi Kumari opposite Varun Dhawan in the pipeline.

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