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November 12, 2018

YUVI GETS BOWLED OVER

Ace cricketer Yuvraj Singh, known for ‘blowing maiden overs’, has now been ‘bowled over by a maiden’. This is none other than the gorgeous actress Hazel Keech (last seen in Bodyguard, starring Salman Khan).

After playing the typical ‘yes-yes-no-no’ game, the couple finally decided to put all the rumors to rest by officially getting engaged in Bali. Before the engagement, Yuvraj and Hazel received divine blessings from Sant Ram Singhji Ganduan Wale at Dufera Sahib near Fatehgarh Sahib.

Speaking about his son’s engagement, Yuvraj’s father, Yograj Singh said that marrying Hazel will change his son’s fortunes and that he will return to the Indian team. He added that Yuvraj definitely had it in him to represent India. Yuvraj’s mother, Shabnam Singh said that at last, her son had found the right girl.

Very Bollywood and very emotional too! The couple is expected to have a wedding early next year.

 

Prashantt delighted to work with Sonam in Neerja Bhanot based story

Actor Prashantt Guptha will soon be seen with Sonam Kapoor in the upcoming film Neerja Bhanot.

The Biopic directed by Ram Madhvani will have the Khoobsurat star play the role of Pan America flight attendant who lost her life trying to save the life of passengers from on-board terrorists on September 5, 1986.

Prashantt said that there was “no nervousness” working with the 30-year-old actress as she is very humble.

“Sonam was an absolute delight to work with, very humble. Her resemblance to Neerja Bhanot had to be seen to be believed. I was aware Sonam would be playing the title role of Neerja and I was simply excited to share screen space with her. I think she is gorgeous and I’m also a die-hard fan of her father (Anil Kapoor),” he said.

Prashantt, who was an admirer of Madhvani’s work ever since he saw his documentary on Amitabh Bachchan, jumped at the opportunity to star in the film.

“Neerja happened after I came across an article about Madhvani, who had selected this story to make a film. It seemed fascinating to me because it had something to do with Pan Am Airlines, which was my chosen and favourite airline growing up in America in the 80s and 90s,” he said.

“I was fortunate that Ram sir was cordial of my interest in working with him and offered me the opportunity to audition for a pivotal role, which I eventually received,” he added.

“From Neerja’, I expect and hope to progress a few notches in the upwards direction. As this would probably be my biggest release until now, I am hoping, more than anything that it leads to credible recognition” he said.

Prashantt will next be seen in 19th January with Deepti Naval and in Irada with Naseeruddin Shah and Arshad Warsi.

 

Eros International in deep trouble

Earlier, the stock of Eros International had taken a hit at the New York Stock Exchange after analysts raised red flags on the company’s receivables and user count of its streaming service ErosNow.

It is reported that the Indian production giant faces yet another problem as a Boston-based law firm Block & Leviton that represents investors nationwide has launched an investigation into the company.

This investigation comes after the significant drop in Eros’ stock price on the news that Eros has overstated its revenue and the number of films it has distributed over the last two years. As per the theory on which the investigation is based, Eros has apparently overstated its theatrical revenue by 82 per cent and 104 per cent and the number of movies it has distributed by 124 per cent and 200 per cent during fiscal years 2014 and 2015.

With this new development Eros International’s stock price fell more than 31 per cent to close at sh842 on Wednesday, resulting in a loss of more than sh10bn in the company’s market capitalization.

 

Manoj Bajpai gay scenes to undergo censor board screening

Hansal Mehta is a worried man. Aligarh, his sensitive film based on a real-life homosexual professor from Aligarh University, who was surreptitiously videographed making love with a man in his house.

The gay love-making scene, which is currently being kept under wraps, occupies more than 5 minutes of playing-time in the film.

The problem is, homosexuality is illegal in India. Last week, the Broadcasting Content Complaints Council issued a notice to Star World to explain the homosexual content on the show Grey’s Anatomy.

Given the constitutional prohibition of gay activities, it is doubtful that the lengthy homosexual love-making in Mehta’s film would be allowed by the Censor Board of Film Certification (CBFC).

A source close to the film says, “The film’s co-producers Eros International are very secretive about the film. In fact, they didn’t want to hold a single screening of the film before release. Hansal had to put all his persuasive powers into top gear to get the producers to screen the film at the MAMI Festival.”

A well-placed source in the Censor Board says, “We’ll judge the gay love-making scene within the context of the theme, and then decide.”

 

DID YOU KNOW?

Saif was not the first choice for ‘Hum Tum’

 

‘Hum Tum’ was offered to Vivek Oberoi, Aamir Khan and Hrithik Roshan before Saif Ali Khan bagged the lead role.

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