Being embroiled in controversy with the CBFC Sunny Deol starrer Mohalla Assi is finally set to release in theatres on 16 November.
The movie based on the book Kashika Assi by Kashi Nath Singh, and will also star Sakshi Tanwar and Ravi Kishan.
Salim-Sulaiman Offer to Compose Song for ‘Indian Idol’ Contestant
Renu Nagar, a contestant who is part of the top eight on season 10 of music reality show .Indian Idol, .has been offered a song by composers Salim and Sulaiman Merchant.
“Renu has an incredible voice, which is really powerful and all the music directors are always in search of such a unique voice. You have a new and distinct voice and we would love to compose a new song for you,” Salim Merchant said. “The more love and power that you give to your voice, you’ll get better. We would love it if you sing a song for us,” he added.
Salim and Sulaiman were guest judges on the show alongside singer Neha Kakkar and singer-composer Vishal Dadlani. The brothers joined the jury panel for upcoming episodes after it was announced that singer Anu Malik, who has been accused of sexual misconduct, would no longer be part of the show.
20th MAMI Film Festival Kicks off in Mumbai
The 20th Jio Mumbai Academy of Moving Image (MAMI) Mumbai Film Festival started on Thursday night on an emotional note, expressing solidarity with the #MeTooMovement. Calling it a “profound collective reckoning”, festival director Anupama Chopra said at the opening ceremony, “We are starting the festival with conflicted emotions, in solidarity with the #MeTooMovement. We decided to exclude certain films from the festival.”
Hosted by actor Kalki Koechlin, the ceremony was graced by Karan Johar, Anil Kapoor, Zoya Akhtar, Radhika Apte, Soha Ali Khan, Diana Penty, Vishal Bhardwaj, Radhika Apte, Tabu to international filmmaker Sean Baker, Thom Noble, Lucrecia Martel among others.
The festival honoured the iconic filmmaker Shyam Benegal with the Excellence In Cinema Award.
Telugu Hit ‘Arjun Reddy’ Hindi Remake to Be Called ‘Kabir Singh’
It has been confirmed that Telugu blockbuster Arjun Reddy will be remade in Hindi under the title Kabir Singh. The film will star Shahid Kapoor, who will supposedly sport four different looks, and Kiara Advani.
It will be produced by T-Series and Cine1 Studios and Sandeep Vanga, the director of the original film, will also direct this version.
Aamir Khan Makes an Appearance on ‘KBC’
Ahead of the release of Thugs of Hindostan, its lead actors Aamir Khan and Amitabh Bachchan reunited on the small screen. Aamir Khan shot for reality TV game show Kaun Banega Crorepati (KBC), hosted by Bachchan.
“What an exciting day I have had! Just finished shooting for KBC with Mr Bachchan. Had so much fun. Sir, sorry for all my requests! Couldn’t control myself,” tweeted Khan.
— Aamir Khan (@aamir_khan) October 25, 2018
‘Ko Ko Karina’ Cover on Coke Studio Pakistan Causes Outrage
A cover of ‘Ko Ko Korina’, touted as the first true Pakistani pop song, performed on music show Coke Studio has sparked a furore amidst netizens in Pakistan.
In a first of sorts, Pakistan’s Human Rights Minister Shireen Mazari also jumped on the bandwagon to diss the song as a “massacre” of the classic song.
Horrendous! Destroyed a great classic – why oh why did Coke Studio allow such a massacre of this classic song? https://t.co/Iq5gfCPYcr
— Shireen Mazari (@ShireenMazari1) October 21, 2018
Others who commented include up and coming actor Ahad Raza Mir, who invoked Spiderman’s uncle Ben; Shahbaz Taseer, son of a murdered Pakistani politician; and Express Tribune writer, Rafay Mahmood.>