Ekta Kapoor will co-produce the upcoming film “Pagglait” with Guneet Monga. The film stars Sanya Malhotra.
Monga, who won an Oscar in the Best Documetary (Short Subject) category for producing “Period: End Of Sentence” last year, is among “the most relevant voices” in Indian cinema, said Ekta.
“Guneet is one of the most relevant voices in Indian cinema today. When I heard the very concept of the film, I knew we had to do this together,” said Ekta, making the announcement on the occasion of Monga’s birthday on Thursday.
As Ekta’s banner Balaji Telefilms and Sikhya Entertainment, founded by Monga, decided to embark on the joint production, Monga said: “We are glad to bring a concept as quirky as ‘Pagglait’ on screen with Sanya Malhotra leading the film, and a powerhouse like Balaji Telefilms backing this one. Our film tells the story of a young girl as she discovers her purpose and identity amidst looming questions about love and belonging in the neo-modern smalltown India.”
Second trailer from ‘Tadap’ shows intensity of its protagonist
As the release of Milan Luthria’s ‘Tadap’ comes closer, the makers of the film have released the second trailer from the film. It gives us a closer look at the intensity of its protagonist played by Ahan Shetty.
Laced with chunks of tracks like ‘Tumse Bhi Zyada’ and ‘Tere Siva Jag Mein’ and catchy dialgoues that are staple to Milan Luthria films, the trailer also showcases the high octane actions scenes in contrast to a love story.
The film is Ahan Shetty’s debut and also stars Tara Sutaria, Kumud Mishra and Saurabh Shukla. It follows the story of a guy hopelessly in love, who turns vindictive along the course of the film after being abandoned.
Presented by Fox Star Studios, ‘Tadap’ is produced by Sajid Nadiadwala and co-produced by Fox Star Studios. The film directed by Milan Luthria and written by Rajat Arora, features music by Pritam and lyrics by Irshad Kamil, and it is scheduled to release on December 3.
Kiara Advani posts video of Tanzanians lip-syncing to ‘Shershaah’ track
Bollywood actress Kiara Advani shared a video of Tanzanian siblings lip-syncing to the popular romantic number ‘Raataan Lambiyan’ from the film ‘Shershaah’, which released in August this year.
Kiara re-shared the video on her Instagram, which was posted by Filmfare on Instagram. The original reel is made by a user named Kili Paul, a user based out of Tanzania.
The user and his sister are seen lip-syncing the lyrics in the clip, which was captioned: “not done with this sound yet @jubin_nautiyal#kilipaul #sister #family #tanzania #music #india #bollywood.”
The song is sung by Jubin Nautiyal and Asees Kaur. It is picturised on Kiara and actor Siddharth Malhotra.
‘Shershaah’ tells the story of Param Vir Chakra awardee Captain Vikram Batra, who attained martyrdom in the 1999 Kargil War.
Kiara will next be seen in ‘Jug Jugg Jeeyo’, which also stars Anil Kapoor, Neetu Kapoor and Varun Dhawan.
‘Chaka Chak’ from ‘Atrangi Re’ a peppy classical folk number
The trailer of the Aanand L. Rai directorial ‘Atrangi Re’ starring Akshay Kumar, Dhanush and Sara Ali Khan, gave a glimpse of a classic template of exploration of a new found love. Now the makers have released the first song from the film.
Titled ‘Chaka Chak’ the track is set against the backdrop of the engagement of Dhanush’s character and features Sara dancing to the fusion of a folk and classical tune. Composed by maestro A.R. Rahman, the track is laced with Carnatic instruments like Sundari and Thavil and portrays Sara’s character dancing her heart out on her husband’s engagement to another girl.
The production design takes centrestage in the song with adroit camerawork cutting through the engagement attendees and Rai’s signature shade of yellow rendering the vibrance to the frames. The song has been crooned by Shreya Ghoshal with lyrics penned by Irshad Kamil and choreography by Vijay Ganguly.
Talking about the song, Sara says, “‘Chaka Chak’, much like the name suggests, is a fully vibrant and colourful song. It’s a celebration of south India, full of drama, masti and fun. Vijay sir’s choreography, Rahman sir’s music, Irshad sir’s lyrics, Shreya maam’s voice and Aanand ji’s vision all combined is a real treat to the senses. It’s also my first solo dance number so I’m extremely excited for people to watch it. Here’s hoping they have as much fun watching it as I did shooting it.”
‘Atrangi Re’ marks the second collaboration between Aanand L. Rai and Dhanush after their highly successful ‘Raanjhanaa’. The film produced by T-Series, Cape Of Good Films and Colour Yellow Productions, and written by Himanshu Sharma, is all set to stream on Disney+ Hotstar from December 24.
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