Deepika Padukone didn’t have any release for almost a year, however, the actress has still won the title of being the ‘Most Valuable Celeb Of 2018’ thanks to her amazing line of brand endorsements. Duff & Phelps just released its annual celebrity brand list and Deepika takes the second rank after Virat Kohli with a whopping $102 million as her total brand-value for the year.With this, Deepika is the only Bollywood celeb who now has the brand worth of over $100 million. Kudos to the beautiful star for achieving this yet another milestone!
This acclaim is of course a result of all the brands that Deepika is endorsing right now and that too in all sectors right from beauty to fashion to health and food. What a way to start this new year.
Next in line after Deepika in this ‘most valued celeb’ list is Akshay Kumar with a brand worth of $67.3 million followed by Ranveer Singh at $63 million, Shah Rukh Khan at $60.7 million, Salman Khan at $55.8 million. Check out the full list below…
On the professional front, Deepika will be next seen in Meghna Gulzar’s film Chappak based on acid attack survivor, Laxmi. Stay tuned for more updated
Amitabh Bachchan proved yet again that why is he called Bollywood’s Big B. The megastar, 76, delivered a 14-minute long take in one shot for “Chehre”, leaving the crew in awe of his talent. The film’s producer Anand Pandit lauded his friend Amitabh for it.
Anand Pandit said, “I believe I am blessed to be a part of a film that has this historic scene. Giving a fourteen minute shot is not only difficult but requires dedication of a different kind. And add to it the way Amitji delivered it with finesse. There was pin drop silence on the sets followed by thunderous applause. He is legendary and an inspiration for each one of us,”.
“Chehre” is a mystery thriller with Amitabh and Emraan Hashmi in lead roles. The film is directed by Rumi Jaffrey and produced by Anand Pandit Motion Pictures and Saraswati Entertainment Private Limited. Big B’s feat for the film was also praised by sound artiste Resul Pookutty.
On June 16, he had tweeted: “Today Amitabh Bachchan marked another history in Indian cinema. Last day, last shot of first schedule of ‘Chehre’… he performed a fourteen minute long submission in one shot and the whole crew stood up and clapped! Dear Sir, undoubtedly you are one of the best in the world.”
To that, Big B said: “Resul .. you give me far too much credit than I deserve or am capable of.”
Actress Kriti Sanon has signed her next project — Rahul Dholakia’s yet untitled thriller. The film, being produced by Sunir Kheterpal of Azure Entertainment, is slated to go on the floors in August, and will be shot in a start-to-finish single schedule. It is expected to release in 2020.
“I have been waiting for the right female-driven thriller to come my way and this film ticked all the boxes and has all the elements of a commercial film,” Kriti said in a statement. “It’s an entertainer that has a powerful core idea and will connect with the audiences without being preachy about the subject. I play a media professional for which the research has already started and I am looking forward to beginning this journey in August,” she added.
Talking about the project, Dholakia said: “Azure pitched this idea to me which was being developed and all of us realised that there was an exciting, real-time thriller format that this story lends itself to. This is a cracker of a script and Kriti is the ideal choice for the protagonist.”
Kheterpal added: “It is a delight to package this subject with Rahul and Kriti. We will start shooting in August and the film will be readied for release in first half of 2020. The film is in pre-production with Rahul, Kriti and the team doing a week long workshop in end July before embarking on a start to finish schedule in August.”
Kriti Sanon will also be seen in many other films such as Arjun Patiala with Diljit Dosanj, Housefull 4 with Akshay Kumar and Ashutosh Gowarikar’s Panipat. Rahul Dholkia last helmed Raees staring Shah Rukh Khan. The film is being written by author Bilal Siddiqi.
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HomeNews & GossipAmitabh Bachchan and Ayushmann Khurrana starer ‘Gulabo Sitabo’ goes on floor
Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has once again collaborated with director Shoojit Sircar for “Gulabo Sitabo”. The actor who has started shooting for the movie in Lucknow yesterday, says the film’s script screams of diligent writing and enthusiastic preparation. The actor also announced the start of shoot for “Gulabo Sitabo” on his twitter handle.
“Stepping out into another set horizon, a venture that screams of some diligent writing and some enthusiastic preparation,” Amitabh wrote on his blog along with a few photographs of him and director Shoojit Sircar.
He added: “Another start to finish. Another with the same director and crew through several ads, and films done together, the understanding, the immediate fulfilment of where it shall go, and the comfort of creative license.”
“Gulabo Sitabo”, which also stars Ayushmann Khurrana, will release on April 24, 2020.
Written by Sircar’s frequent collaborator Juhi Chaturvedi of “Vicky Donor”, “Piku” and “October” fame, “Gulabo Sitabo” is produced by Ronnie Lahiri and Sheel Kumar.
This is the first time Ayushmann will be seen sharing screen with the cine icon.