Hrithik Roshan’s upcoming film “Super 30” has been facing a number of problems when it comes to fixing a release date. The shooting of the film has been completed many months ago, but the film has not hit the big screens as yet. It was supposed to release on July 26, clashing on the box office with his alleged ex-girlfriend Kangana Ranaut’s film Mental Hai Kya. After avoiding the mentioned clash, it is said that the makers of Super 30 are planning to release the film on 12 July, hence clashing with Siddharth Malhotra and Parineeti Chopra starrer Jabariya Jodi.
Going by the reports, filmmaker Sajid Nadiadwala and Hrithik Roshan have mutually agreed on a particular release window. “They want to now come on the same day as Ekta Kapoor’s other film Jabariya Jodi, which stars Siddharth Malhotra and Parineeti Chopra. ‘Super 30’ will now release on 12th July, two weeks before its original date. Now, it needs to be seen if Ekta decides to move her project to some other day or she plans to take Hrithik head on in the cinema halls.” Well, looks like 2019 is going to be a year of many box office clashes.
On the related note, Hrithik Roshan was forced to shift the release date of his film Super 30 after Kangana Ranaut’s sister Rangoli Chandel burst on him through a series of tweets regarding the films’ clash. He tweeted, “What to expect from a man who always prefers to attack your back rather than meeting you in the battle field, jitna tu aur tera PR Kangana ko giraega utna he woh teri maregi (The more you and your PR tries to undermine Kangana, the harder she’ll strike back)…. so far it wasn’t her concern magar ab tu dekh (wait and watch)… Jadoo.”
In her tweets, Rangoli also mentioned that her sister Kangana Ranaut had advised Ekta Kapoor to not release their film on the same date as Hrithik’s. She said, “Just because he can’t say anything to Ekta he will make Kangana a punching bag, Well!! U r mistaken..”
Because of these statements, Hrithik was forced to change the Super 30 release date. He took to twitter and announced, “So as to not allow my film to be desecrated by yet another media circus, I have decided to shift the release date of my film SUPER30 in order to save myself from the personal trauma and toxic mental violence this would cause. Despite the film being ready, I have requested my producers to shift and announce the next suitable date as soon as possible.”
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.
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.