Apoorva Lakhia’s upcoming Hindi film Haseena: The Queen of Mumbai will showcase the journey of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim’s sister, Haseena Parkar. The first look of the film was unveiled recently and this has left everyone spellbound.
Shraddha Kapoor, who is playing the role of Haseena, is shown on the first poster and she is looking deadly as the Godmother of Nagpada, Haseena Parkar. Shraddha has gone deglam for the movie and her no-nonsense expression will send a chill down the audience’s spine. Her kohl-rimmed, fiery eyes speak volumes and she looks menacingly convincing in and as Haseena.
The intriguing poster shows the glistening Dubai on one side and old Mumbai. Shraddha will portray Haseena’s life from being a 17-year-old teenager to being the 43-year-old Queen of Mumbai. Shraddha’s brother Siddhanth Kapoor will be seen in the role of Haseena’s brother Dawood Ibrahim.
The film is being presented by Swiss Entertainment and has been produced by Nahid Khan. Haseena is all set to release on July 14, 2017.
Video: Bollywood Film Mona Darling Press Conference
The press conference of the upcoming Bollywood film Mona Darling took place in the august presence of Divya Menon, Sanjay Suri, Suzanna Mukherjee and Anshuman Jha.
The film Mona Darling is a social media thriller. “Bengal loves thrillers and hopefully the film will be loved here. I was worried that since this is a social thriller, maybe someone else will be making it. This idea was in mind for the past five years and now this got made. With so many things happening on the social media now, this is indeed a good time for the release of the film” said Anshuman Jha.
“I play the Dean of the college where the incidents take place. He is a strict disciplinarian but he is also equally popular among the students. I said yes to this film because this is a thriller and this whodunit will keep the audiences hooked to the seats till the very end of the film” said Sanjay Suri.
Divya Menon plays the role of Sara in the film whose friend Mona gets into trouble due to some things posted on her social media account. Next people get killed and it is Sara who takes up the challenge to find out who did this. “I love thrillers and hence I said yes to the film. The second reason is when I was given the script, it was 80%. In order to know who did it, I said yes. It is immensely engrossing. And since Anshuman and I have a common background of working with Dibakar Banerjee, I said yes” said the actress.
Suzanna Mukherjee who plays Mona in the film mentioned that the team had a fun time shooting the film. “We played pranks on each other too. Sanjay Suri was the most senior actor and yet he was the most energetic person on the sets” said the actress. The actress who is a non-resident Bengali has some relatives in the city. She wants to polish her Bengali and do some good Bengali films.
The film is directed by Shashi Sudigala and produced by First Ray Films and is slated for release soon.
Runningshaadi.com is a romantic-comedy film which has been produced by Shoojit Sircar and Crouching Tiger Motion Pictures. The press meet of the film took place in Kolkata in the august presence of Shoojit Sircar, Amit Sadh, director Amit Roy and Taapsee Pannu.
A 23-year-old young man named Ram Bharose and Sarabjeet Sidhaana develop an idea of starting a website that helps young couples in Amritsar to elope and get married. The website is named ‘runningshaadi.com’ and it offers a huge range of of services to facilitate these runaway weddings. The website becomes an instant hit with the young, love-struck couples facing pressure from their parents. While they are successful in getting many couples together, there is an unexpected twist. What happens with the site and also to the eloped couples is what the film all about.
“Life after Pink has been good. I finally got noticed in Bollywood due to my acting. I am again working with a Bengali director. The Bong connection continues even in this film” said Taapsee Pannu.
Amit Sadh as Ram Bharose, Taapsee Pannu as Nimmi and Arsh Bajwa as Sarabjeet Sidhana (‘Cyberjeet’) will be seen in this film.
The music is by Anupam Roy, Abhishek-Akshay and Zeb. Bappi Lahiri, Papon and Labh Janjua have lent their voices to the songs in the film.
The film is scheduled to release on 17 February 2017.
Bollywood heartthrob Hrithik Roshan along with actress Yami Gautam was in the city for the promotion of his film Kaabil.
Hrithik recalled how he gave his first public performance in Kolkata. He also added that he is grateful for the love and support that the Bengali fans have given him. “My grandmother was a Bengali and wherever she is now, she will be happy to see me now in Kolkata” said Hrithik.
Speaking about his experience of shooting the film, the actor said “Both Yami and me have learnt a lot from the blind people. They always have a smile on their faces. They may be visually challenged but otherwise they are just like us. Many such visually challenged people have become authors, auditors, cricketers and so on. People with eyesight often do not have the ability to understand the power that these people have”.
Yami who plays a blind girl in the film said “The fact that they are just like us helped us a lot when we were portraying them on screen. They are achievers and go getters. We did not have to do anything else rather than act normal. The visually challenged people do not yearn for the sympathy of the people and this is what has been shown in the film too”.
Hrithik plays a dubbing artist in the film. When questioned about the voice modulations that he did in the film, the actor said “I did a lot of research and I found out that the voice artists actually controlled the muscles in the throat with the help of which they could actually copy the voice of some other individual. So the voices that you heard in the film, 90 percent of that has been done by me”.
Yami Gautam was full of praises for her Kaabil co-actor. Speaking at the event, she said “I have been his fan since a long time. And when I heard I am going to work with him, I gave the OMG expression. It was during working in this film that I came to know that he is the nicest human being that I have come across. You have indeed to be a good man to be so caring about your co-artists”.
Hrithik further said “When we used to act, we used to not see each other. But after the shot, when we saw the monitor, we used to say that they are so sweet. This is amazing that we were actually telling ourselves “they”. This is the magic of these individuals”.
Kaabil is running at many halls in the city. If you have not watched it yet, book a ticket now!!
Cinépolis, India’s 1st international and World’s 4th largest movie theatre circuit recently organized an exclusive meet and greet session with Bollywood heart throb Hrithik Roshan at Cinépolis, Andheri, Mumbai.
The lead actor of Kaabil, Hrithik Roshan celebrated ‘National Popcorn Day’ at the iconic property of Cinépolis. He also interacted and took pictures with his fans at the cinema.
Cinépolis ran a week-long contest on its Facebook page and the lucky winners of the contest got the opportunity to meet Hrithik. The contest received endless number of entries from participants all across the country. The lucky winners flew down from various cities for a candid session with their favorite star. Hrithik was flooded with selfie requests from his fans and obliged the lucky winners with happy clicks!
Hrithik Roshan, who is currently promoting his recently released movie Kaabil talked about his intense character and shared the experiences and memories created on the sets. The movie ‘Kaabil’ has already received an overwhelming response at the box office with Hrithik Roshan playing a visually impaired character and Yami Gautam playing his love interest.