Zeenat Once Again
Himesh Reshammaiya’s next outing The Xpose is a murder mystry. It revolves around a death that takes place in a five-star hotel after a glitzy awards night. It is the trigger for the film’s narrator, Alec D’Costa, played by Irrfan Khan, to expose the dark underbelly of the Hindi film industry and unmask its larger-than-life superstars. Himesh plays Ravi Kumar who is a former cop thrown out of the force following an accidental death in custody, who goes on to become a charismatic and enigmatic star, who supposedly bears an uncanny resemblance to Raaj Kumar. It is now learnt that there’s a song sequence in the film which is a tribute to Raj Kapoor’s Satyam Shivam Sundaram song “Bhor bhaye panghat pe”. The song will see Sonali Raut playing Zeenat Amaan in the iconic song. The film is replete with many characters. Popular singer Yo Yo Honey Singh plays Kenny Damania, a suave villain with shades of Pran while Aadil Hussain’s Rajan Anna is supposed to have drawn from underworld don Vardha Rajan.
Aamir’s Loss, Hrithik’s Gain
According to a report in Mumbai Mirror Aamir Khan has opted out of Excel Entertainment’s time-travel film. The actor and the studio had failed to agree on the remuneration and commercial clauses.
Now, Mumbai Mirror has reported that the production house has signed Hrithik Roshan to step into the role. He will be paired with Deepika Padukone who had famously expressed her desire to work with the hunky star. The film will be directed by debutante Nitya Mehra, who has served as an assistant director on films like Life of Pi, The Reluctant Fundamentalist and Don. The film is sci-fi drama involving time—travel. Deepika has already consented to do the film. The film is expected to go on floors by February 2015.
“Single, Ready To Mingle”
Appearing at the finale of celebrity talk show Koffee with Karan recently Bollywood actress Parineeti Chopra put end to rumours of her dating anyone. The Ishaqzaade actress further clarified that she is ready to fall in love and get into a relationship. She made her Bollywood debut in 2011 with YRF’s Ladies vs Ricky Bahl and later her breakthrough came with Ishaqzaade in 2013, for which she won a National Award. It was apparently rumoured that she was linked with Ladies vs Ricky Bahl and Shuddh Desi Romance director Manish Sharma. Parineeti declined this while being quizzed by the host Karan Johar and said that she is single and ready to mingle. Parineeti Chopra will be next seen with Aditya Roy Kapur in Daawat-e-Ishq.
Party All Night For SRK
With IPL Season 7 being slated to be played in Dubai, the city will see many dignitaries and film industry members from India. It is learnt that a gala dinner at the Emirates Palace will be hosted by the son of Sheikh of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan on April 15 for several VIP guests, including dignitaries who will be there for the opening of the IPL Season 7. Co-owner of the Kolkata Knight Riders team and Bollywood king Shahrukh Khan will be one of the main guests at the party. Many Bollywood big names who are associated with the IPL are also on the guest list, including Deepika Padukone and Madhuri Dixit. Mohammed Morani’s Cineyug Entertainment has been assigned to plan the party. Although Shahrukh Khan is busy in shooting for Happy New Year, he is keen to watch the opening match between KKR and Mumbai Indians on April 16.