Having proved her metal once again in Amazon Prime Video's Sherni, actress Vidya Balan proves that she is the reigning queen of female led films. Acclaimed by audiences and critics alike this film managed to entice everyone with its storyline and performances.In a recent interview when the actress was asked about the Sherni in her life, Vidya Balan shared, "As cliched as it sounds, my Mother! Because she's always held her own and stood her ground. I think she has given my sister and me the courage to just be ourselves. My father and mother have both contributed to who we are, just like all parents do but they've contributed in different ways I think. A lot of my fearlessness comes from my Mother."
Speculations and rumors were afloat around Rhea Kapoor's next outing that will bring together, Alaya F and Harshvardhan Kapoor. Contrary to rumours, they are not coming together for any film as of now. When Alaya F was asked about her next films and also these rumours in a recent interview, she said, "I am not at liberty to talk about my forthcoming projects, but I must say a lot of amazing stuff is coming up. As far as the latter part of the question is concerned, well, it’s not true. They (Rhea and Harsh Varrdhan) are wonderful people and I have known Harsh for a long time. He is very well-versed in all things related to movies and it is always fun to have a chat with him. After a feature film, I did a music video and would also like to explore the digital space. I am looking at doing everything and don’t want to restrict myself as a performer to one medium."
Taapsee Pannu announced her maiden production feature film 'Blurr', to be made under her banner Outsiders Films. Billed as an "edge-of-the-seat thriller", 'Blurr' will be directed by Ajay Bahl, known for films like 'BA Pass' and 'Section 375'. Pannu, who made the film announcement on Twitter, said she has backed the project along with Zee Studios and Echelon Productions. "And here’s the first one of the slate. The chill to match the thrill ! #BLURR! @ZeeStudios_ #OutsidersFilms & @echelonmumbai come together for an edge of the seat thriller. Directed by #AjayBahl," she wrote.
Believing that there’s a powerful story left untold from the Gujarat chapter of the 1971 India-Pakistan war, Ajay Devgn is ensuring that there is no misstep in the creation of Bhuj: The Pride of India. The actor — who plays Indian Air Force squadron leader Vijay Karnik in the ambitious war drama — had shot a large chunk in Hyderabad earlier this year, with the final schedule taking place in Mumbai in June. But Devgn didn't bat an eyelid before reshooting a song after he came across music composer Gourov Dasgupta's Hanjugam. Director Abhishek Dudhaiya had filmed another love ballad, featuring Devgn. “During the music sessions of The Big Bull [which was produced by Devgn], Ajay sir heard Hanjugam. He immediately said that he wants it for Bhuj. Later, I was told that they had already shot another song, but Ajay sir loved this track so much that the director and he reshot the sequence,” exclaims Dasgupta, thrilled that the actor went the extra mile for his composition. He adds, “Something like this hardly ever happens in the industry. I was overwhelmed and full of gratitude when I heard this.”
One of the most celebrated and revered actors of Hindi Cinema, Dilip Kumar, passed away on July 7th, 2021 at the age of 98 after a prolonged illness. His wife Saira Banu shared the heartbreaking news of his passing away on his official social media account. Kumar was laid to rest at Juhu Kabrastan, today evening. His body was draped with the Tricolor. Dharmendra, Shah Rukh Khan, Anil Kapoor, Vidya Balan, Karan Johar, visited Kumar's residence to pay last respects to the late veteran star. Talking about his unfortunate demise, another veteran star Jeetendra said, “What can I say about this legend, Dilip Kumar Sahab, who showed us the way. Who showed us how it's done, with so much grace and elan. He has been an inspiration to people like me who have aspired to be like him in every possible way."