Showbiz Spice: Window to the Entertainment Beat



Avitesh Shrivastava, son of late composer Aadesh Shrivastava and actress-singer Vijayeta Pandit, makes his debut with Sirf Ek Friday. Photo: ITAI Doshin Media

Sanjay Leela Bhansali, on working in the future with Salman Khan, the hero of his forst two films, Khamoshi—The Musical and Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (besides a cameo in Saawariya) said, “The ball is in his court for him to decide if he wants to work with me.” Their Inshallah had got shelved after Salman opted out.

Deepika Padukone, who was introduced in Shah Rukh Khan’s home production Om Shanti Om, recently let on that as a model who also acted in Himesh Reshammiya’s music video for his solo album Aap Ka Suroor (2005), she was first approached for a film by the composer-singer-actor’s mentor and close associate Salman Khan for a film. She turned him down as she was not interested in doing films then!

Shahid Kapoor’s sister Sanah Kapur, daughter of Pankaj Kapur and Supriya Pathak Kapur, who has done a few web shows and movies, including his Shaandaar, got married to Mayank, son of Seema Pahwa and Manoj Pahwa, on March 2.

Janhvi Kapoor’s younger sister Khushi Kapoor, Suhana (Shah Rukh) Khan and Agastya Nanda will co-star and debut together in Zoya Akhtar’s new show that goes on floors in April.

Avitesh Shrivastava, son of the late composer Aadesh Shrivastava and singer-actress Vijayeta Pandit, makes his acting debut with the film Sirf Ek Friday.

Producer Sajid Nadidawala has announced that he is developing a film script that will feature Kapil Sharma in the lead.

Ali Fazal will not be replaced, but the script tweaked to show his absence, in Fukrey 3. And this is because his dates are now clashing with those he has allotted for Mrigdeep Singh Lamba’s Khufiya.

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s Ponniyin Selvan-1 (PS-1) is her fourth film with director Mani Ratnam. The historical fiction drama is releasing on September 30.

Sanya Malhotra will play a Hindi heartland cop in Pagglait producer Guneet Monga’s next film, a laugh-riot.

Akshaye Khanna has been added to the cast of Drishyam 2, reuniting with Ajay Devgn two decades after Deewangee. In both films, Ajay was on the wrong side of the law in different ways. The two were also in the cast of LOC Kargil (2003).

Kangana Ranaut has termed Gehraiyaan as “trash in the name of new-age, urban movies,” adding, “Bad movies are bad movies. No amount of skin show or pornography can save it.”

Sanjay Dutt and Raveena Tandon have the company of Aruna Irani after 30 years (Jeena Marna Tere Sang in 1992) in the family comedy, Ghudchadhi. Aruna was off-films since the pandemic began.




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