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4 Most  Anticipated Upcoming Movies On OTT

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Shershaah (Amazon Prime)

Upcoming Movies: Bio-pic on Paramvir Chakra winner  Vikram Batra  promises to be a  moving  inspiring  edifying  tale . Said to be  Siddharth Malhotra’s own Gunjan Saxena, the actor has given his career’s   best as Batra  and   gone   out of his way to explore  the  soldier’s world penetrating  the  heart   of the theme , to answer that  age-old question: what makes a  man give up his life for his  country?.

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The  agony  of  the family on losing its loved one  is recorded  with a dignity and poignancy that will be long-remembered. Directed by Vishnu Vardhan and produced  by Karan  Johar,  Shershah  streams from 12 August.

Bhuj: The  Pride  Of India (Disney-Hotstar)

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Another true-life tale of a  soldier’s valour, this one features the redoubtable Ajay Devgan as  IAF  squadron Vijay Karnik who during the  1971 IndoPak war  reconstructed the  IAF airbase    in Bhuj with the  help of the local population.  Directed by Abhishek  Dudhaiya, this film promises to be  another feather   in   Ajay Devgan’s crowded cap.It streams on  13 August, two days   ahead  of Independence Day when nationalistic  feelings  are  skyhigh.

Mimi(Netflix)

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A crazily  fun-filled take  on surrogate  motherhood with  Pankaj Tripathy forming an unlikely partnership with mother-to-be  Kriti Sanon. This  Laxman Utekar-directed  rom-com promises to be a  wild exhilarating ride .If you have seen this  director’s earlier rom-com  Luka  Chupi with Kartik Aryan and  Kriti Sanon  you  would know  what to expect. Streams  on  July 30.

Dhamaka

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Netflix’s most expensive  custom-made feature film directed  by Ram Madhvani of Neerja fame is  a desi adaptation  of  the Korean thriller Terror Live. However Dhamaka moves far away from the original.

Madhvani,I am told, has created his  own space,ironed  out the rough edges in the original, and made  the plot far more taut. Kartik  plays  a ruthless newshound, the star  reporter called Arjun Pathak  of a news channel named Bharosa 24 negotiating with  a terrorist to save the city from  attack.

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This one is  going to be a game-changer  for Kartik Aaryan. Director Ram Madhvani has  extracted the  best out of  the young star. Dhamaaka will take Kartik to the  next level of stardom.

Kartik Aaryan plays  a  star-news-anchor who negotiates with a  terrorist  to prevent  the  city from being blown up, is a far more exciting beast than  Kim Byung-woo’s Korean 2013 action  thriller  Terror Live. Once  you see  Kartik Aaryan playing the shrewd news anchor  you  will forget  Ha Jung-woo in the  original.Expected to  stream  in September.

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Why On  Earth Is Sushmita Sen Smoking A Cigar In Aarya’s First  Look?

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Season 3  of Aarya is being shot as  you read this, and naturally Sushmita Sen is  super-kicked about it, so kicked that she has put  out a  video where she is seen  in the  best Lady Boss version of herself.

Alarmingly, she is seen puffing away at a  cigar, to  complete her Badass Lady Boss image.

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 There was a  time when women smoking  cigarettes  in Hindi cinema signaled vampishness. If a female actor was  shown smoking it meant she had evil designs  over the  hero, and life in general.

 Sushmita being Sushmita, a cigarette won’t do. A  cigar it is, to go with her formidable image. The last Bollywood actor I saw smoking a cigar  on screen was Premnath in the 1970s. Back then so  many  people didn’t die of cancer  by smoking.

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 These are  different far more dangerous  and deadly times.

Sushmita is an iconic  actor.She  needs to be more careful about the image  she projects . Smoking  a  cigar doesn’t  enhance a woman’s(or a  man’s) muscle power. Nor does it make her look cool.

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About shooting for the third season of Aarya  Sushmita says, “Aarya is synonymous with my name.  I have lived as Aarya for two whole seasons and the love received by the audiences has only encouraged me to do more. Walking on the sets of Aarya Season 3 makes me feel at home and gives me  a sense of empowerment. I’m grateful to the entire team at Disney+ Hotstar, Ram Madhvani Films and Endemol Shine India for the vision of creating Aarya and taking it to newer heights with every season.”

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Shah Rukh, Deepika, John Will Meet The Media  On Monday At 4 pm(But There’s  A Catch)

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Pathaan

Pathaan has effectually discredited the  efficacy  of media interactions to promote  a  film. The  film’s lead actors Shah Rukh  Khan, Deepika Padukone  and John Abraham did not conduct any  press or portal interviews  to  promote the  film.

And  yet Pathaan  is  a blockbuster.

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 This  weekend  the Pathaan producer Aditya  Chopra  of  Yash Raj Films  took a call on behalf  of  the Pathaan team  to do one media  meet at the Taj Land’s End in Mumbai  on Monday January 30 at 4 pm.

The  three principal actors  and  director Siddharth Malhotra  will address  the  media.

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 But  here’s the catch: the media will not be allowed to ask any questions. There will be no  Q& A s or  one-on-one  interactions.This  basically means that the  Pathaan  team will  have an opportunity to  say what it wants  to the media. But the  media will have no say.

Make what  you will of this  one-way traffic.

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A  source close  to Yash Raj informs  me that this is  the   pattern  regarding the media that  Yash Raj will follow for  future  releases: no  press meets  no promotional  engagements.

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Fake Projects of Pathaan Director Being Planted In Media

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Siddharth Anand Denies Considering  Any Project With  Deepak Mukut

A  word of caution to those marketing and publicity wizkids  who think  it’s okay to  plant fake stories  on (fake) projects  with the Pathaan director.

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 It is  not.

Such baseless announcements  are meant only to  raise  the equity  of the  producers  with whom Siddharth   Anand’s name is  linked. One  such  producer whose name  has cropped up after the  spectacular success of  Pathaan is  Deepak Mukut.

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There were  reports  everywhere that Siddharth Anand’s next would  be with Mukut.

Turned out to be a false rumour.

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A  source in the  know informs, “Siddharth now has to complete Fighter  starring Hrithik Roshan and  Deepika Padukone  for Yash Raj.Then  he  is   committed to direct the sequel to War 2 for  Yash Raj films.  They will then start  work on the  next film in the Pathaan  franchise. There is no scope  or  room for any outside  projects  for Siddharth Anand. So every announcement  that  you read of a  new film  to be  directed by Siddharth Anand  for an  outside  producer is likely to  be  a hundred  percent fake.”

When I asked Siddharth Anand  about the  supposed project  with  producer Deepak Mukut he promptly replied,  “NOT AT ALL.”

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Pink Director’s Next  Featuring Yami As A Crime Reporter To Stream From February 16

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Anniruddha Roy  Chowdhury whose  Pink  featuring Amitabh Bachchan and Taapsee Pannu was one of  the  most important  films of  2016, is all set to  release his  next  Hindi film.

Entitled LostAnniruddha’s film , based on true  events, will see Yami Gautam Dhar(that’s  what the actress calls herself after her marriage)  as a crime journalist. LOST is an emotional social thriller that represents a higher quest, a search for lost values of empathy and integrity.

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Inspired by true events, Lost is a story of a bright young woman crime reporter in her relentless search for the truth behind the sudden disappearance of a young theatre activist.

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Says Aniruddha  “The shoot of LOST has been an incredible journey. I have been eager for the release of our hard-worked venture. The film is a realistic highlight of media in a social context and I am sure that it will give the audience a compelling watch. I am curious about its release and see the responses it shall get. I hope they will welcome it with open hearts.”

Yami Gautam Dhar  who plays  the lead  of  the  crime reporter  says,   “I can’t be happier and more proud of the film’s selection for the opening night at CSAFF. I feel like its one that the people will connect to and will be the one that you cannot miss, especially in the current age and time. I have loved playing this role because it was such a special experience, it allowed me to explore so many layers of emotions as an actor and the entire team has worked really hard on it. I genuinely cannot wait for the film’s release, especially to see the reactions of the audience to it.”

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The crime investigation  drama boasts a stellar cast. Along with Yami, the film will feature Pankaj Kapur, Rahul Khanna, and an ensemble of younger talent, including Neil Bhoopalam, Pia Bajpai, and Tushar Pandey, in pivotal roles.

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