'It will never happen again': Katrina Kaif on working with Ranbir Kapoor

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Updated: Mon, 19 Jun 2017 16:06:58 IST Updated: Mon, 19 Jun 2017
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It has been friendly vibes all around as ex-lovers Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif have gone about promoting their forthcoming film, Jagga Jasoos, over the last few weeks. They've done appearances together, gone live on Facebook, exchanged banter on social media and posed for the cameras for the sake of their director Anurag Basu's long-delayed film. According to a report in Mid Day, however, the stars were only being professionals in a bid to drum up interest in the film.

And, when asked if she would sign another film with Ranbir, Katrina replied: "It's very difficult. People now have proof that he is a very trying and testing person. Ranbir has also gestured [to me] to not work on a film together. It will never happen again." According to the report, Ranbir refused to respond to the same question citing time constraints.

Clearly, both stars have moved on with their lives. They have several films on hand. The Mid-Day report quotes a director who is close to the two stars, who says:  "Katrina and Ranbir's dates are locked for the next few years. She has 'Tiger Zinda Hai' [alongside Salman Khan] and 'Thugs of Hindostan', with Aamir [Khan]. Ranbir is busy with the Sanjay Dutt biopic, and 'Dragon' [Ayan Mukerji's superhero drama]."

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Ranbir and Kat, who have worked together in Ajab Prem Ki Gazab Kahani and Raajneeti before and who in parted ways in 2016 just before they began shooting for Jagga Jasoos, could have kept the possibility of working together alive. But both seem adamant to stay away from the other professionally now.

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'Tubelight' Opens To 50% Occupancy On Day 1

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Updated: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 17:42:32 IST Updated: Fri, 23 Jun 2017

Salman Khan's eagerly awaited Eid release, Tubelight, is finally here. Now, it's not just the superstar's many fans but trade pundits also who look out for his films because they know that he can create havoc at the box office. Tubelight, however, has only managed to open with 40 per cent to 50 per cent occupancy in its morning shows today.

The film has released in approximately 4,300 screens. According to trade experts, a 50 per cent occupancy is not a great sign for a superstar's film. Nevertheless, they expect Tubelight to cross the Rs 100 crore figure in its opening weekend. And with Eid being on Monday, the collections should only rise next week. 

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The film has also got mixed reviews from critics. While some of them have loved the film and called it the best film of Bhaijaan's career, others have panned it for being slow and over-dramatic. Of course, movie reviews don't usually affect a Salman Khan film. But this is a Kabir Khan film and the fact that it has still got mixed reviews is a disturbing sign, feel the trade pundits. It remains to be seen if the early flicker from this Tubelight will light up the box office eventually.

 

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Sonam and Rhea Kapoor’s Fashion Brand Rheson Wins A PETA Award

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Updated: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 17:41:08 IST Updated: Fri, 23 Jun 2017

Bollywood fashionista Sonam Kapoor and her sister and film producer, Rhea Kapoor, launched their high street fashion label, Rheson, recently. And now, Rheson has won the Compassionate Business Award from the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). The award is for its bags which are made from non-leather materials.

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Of course, Sonam has had a long association with PETA and has often taken a stance against cruelty to animals. So, she was crowned PETA’s Hottest Vegetarian Celebrity in 2016. In 2015, she wrote a letter to the minister of environment, forest and climate change and urged him not to revoke the ban on classroom dissection for life science and zoology students in universities.

Before that, in March 2010, the actress had sent a letter on behalf of PETA to the then Maharashtra home minister, RR Patil, urging him to extend the ban on glass-coated manja beyond Mumbai to the rest of the state. She also donated “kind kites” to prevent injuries from manja among children in 2011.

 

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Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif to star in third 'Tiger' film

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Updated: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 17:41:08 IST Updated: Fri, 23 Jun 2017

Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif's fans are already eagerly awaiting their film, Tiger Zinda Hai (TZH) this December. It's a sequel to their 2012 hit, Ek Tha Tiger, and the former lovers are expected to recreate their magic on the big screen once again. But now, according to a report in DNA, talks of a third film are already taking place within Yash Raj Studios.

Salman and Katrina will continue to play their respective roles in the third part as well. According to the report, "Aditya Chopra and Salman have spoken about taking forward the Tiger franchise and end it with a third part. The main team remains the same. As of now, the plan is for Ali Abbas Zafar, who’s directing TZH, to helm the third part, too.” 

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The third sequel will continue the story from where TZH will end. “The ending of TZH is being designed in a way that it leaves room for another, most probably the final sequel. It will be a fresh story with newer characters and a bigger adventure, and will culminate the series,” said the report. 

Of course, given Salman's tight schedule, it may be a while before the third film is actually made.

 

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Alia Bhatt to begin shooting for Meghna Gulzar's 'Raazi' next month

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Updated: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 17:41:08 IST Updated: Fri, 23 Jun 2017

Alia Bhatt is all set to begin shooting for director Meghna Gulzar's espionage thriller, Raazi, this July, according to a report in Mumbai Mirror. Alia will play the role of a Kashmiri girl who is married to a Pakistani army officer in the film. Vicky Kaushal will play her husband.

Raazi is an adaptation of Harinder Sikka's novel, Calling Sehmat. It is being produced by Junglee Pictures and Dharma Productions. The novel explores the story of a Kashmiri girl, who provides invaluable information to the Indian intelligence during the 1971 Indo-Pak war. 

Meghna told Mumbai Mirror, "I am trying to do something in a new space, recreating India and Pakistan of the ’70s on sets and real locations. A lot of research has gone into getting the period and dialect right. There are some action pieces too. Its work in progress with workshops and reading sessions."

The filmmaker was also excited about working with Alia. She felt that Alia had landed a challenging role that was unlike any character that she had played so far. As for the film's title, Meghna said: "It’s only when you agree to something that you eventually end up doing it and live with the consequences. ‘Raazi’ is a synonym of ‘sehmat’, which also means agreeable.” 

Meanwhile, Priti Shahani, president, Junglee Pictures, said in the report: “We are very excited with the entire team that has come together with us to tell this story. It’s the first time we are collaborating with Karan Johar who has a very keen understanding of connecting stories with the audience and brings immense creative value to storytelling."

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She added: "Alia has showcased her acting prowess in every film and right from start we saw her as our Sehmat. As for Meghna, it’s like homecoming for us post Talvar and she is the perfect person to tell this story.”

Raazi will be extensively shot in Punjab and Kashmir from July with a small portion being shot in Mumbai. 

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