Alia Bhatt on Inshallah, RRR: Wasn’t confident I’d be part of Sanjay Leela Bhansali, SS Rajamouli’s films

Mumbai: Alia Bhatt, touted as one of the most sought-after young actors in Bollywood, says she was “never confident” of being part of two eminent filmmakers Sanjay Leela Bhansali and S S Rajamouli’s films.

Alia feels overwhelmed to be directed by two renowned directors Bhansali and Rajamouli in Inshallah and RRR respectively. She finds both of them similar, when it comes to their passion for cinema.

“For me the bigness, the high is to be working with these two directors. There is a similarity between them, I think they are both obsessed with their films.

Alia Bhatt on Inshallah, RRR: Wasnt confident Id be part of Sanjay Leela Bhansali, SS Rajamoulis films

Alia Bhatt. News 18

“They have got such a clear vision with what they do. They are so creative, it is all artistic. I was never too confident that I will be part of either of their films,” Alia told PTI.

It was a long wait for Alia, who had auditioned for Bhansali’s 2005 movie Black at the age of nine, but was rejected.

She adds, “I was hoping for many years to work with him. When one day news came up that he is doing a film I was like why isn’t he coming to me. When he did come to me, I was over the moon.”

Inshallah will see her sharing screen space with superstar Salman Khan for the first time.

Talking about how her pairing with Salman will be presented in the film, Alia says, “I don’t want to talk much about it. I would just say let’s wait for the magician being, Mr Bhansali to reveal its traits.

“He has a certain idea and vision for this film and he will put it out there in front of the world. Till then we should not say much. This film is lovely in every aspect — be it the story or the world that he is creating.”

The shoot for the film is likely to begin from August. And it will co-produced by Salman and Bhansali’s production banners and is reportedly set to arrive in cinema houses during Eid next year.
The Kalank actor is equally excited about RRR, her first Telugu film. And she has started learning the language.

“The Telugu lessons are hard but I am picking it up fast,” she adds.

Recollecting her chance encounter with Rajamouli, Alia reveals, “I had bumped into Rajamouli sir at an airport and I begged him that whatever part he has (for me) I will do it. That time he had not casted for the girl yet.

“He said he was anyway talking about my timelines. So I told him whatever be the timelines, I will make it happen. We made it happen.”

The film stars N T Rama Rao Jr., Ram Charan Teja in the lead and Ajay Devgn in a cameo appearance. It is scheduled to release on 30 July, 2020.

The 26-year-old actor was also rumoured to be working with Aamir Khan on a project based on the life of late spiritual leader Rajneesh, popularly known among his followers as Osho.

Commenting on the film, Alia says, “That is not like a confirmed thing so we should not talk about it. I don’t want to talk about the details of what is happening. It is all underway.

Ajay Devgn on Alok Nath’s casting in De De Pyaar De: Decision to replace him could not have been mine alone

The makers of De De Pyaar De, especially the lead actor Ajay Devgn have received significant backlash for casting Alok Nath in the romantic comedy, despite allegations of sexual assault against him. Tanushree Dutta and Kangana Ranaut’s sister Rangoli Chandel led the criticism against Devgn for Nath’s inclusion in the film. Now, Devgn has issued a clarification.

Ajay Devgn on Alok Naths casting in De De Pyaar De: Decision to replace him could not have been mine alone

evgn said that the film was initially supposed to release in October 2018 and the shooting concluded in September. The sequences featuring Alok Nath were eliminated by August. However, they were shot over 40 days across various locations with a combination of over ten actors. He said it would have been difficult to reschedule the shoot with a replacement, due to conflicting schedule of other actors and would have caused monetary loss to the producers.

“Everyone is aware that film-making is a collaborative process. The decision to replace Nath could never have been mine alone. In this case, I would have to go with the joint-decision of the entire unit. Not to forget, I could not have brought the entire combination of actors back or put up sets again for a 40-day re-shoot because this would mean doubling the budget, which again wasn’t my call to make. It would have to be the call of the makers. Had circumstances played out even slightly differently, I would have pushed for a different combination of actors. Unfortunately, this was not to be,” the actor said in a statement.

He asserted that his stand on the #MeToo movement remained unchanged. According to the statement, Devgn said that he did not understand why attempts were being made to single him out as insensitive as the circumstances in this case were out of his hands.

Previously, at the trailer launch of De De Pyaar De, the actor had also explained that the film had been completed prior to the allegations levelled against Nath.

Parth Samthaan and Pooja Banerjee’s liplock angers


MUMBAI: Ekta Kapoor’s Kasautii Zindagii Kay 2 is one of the most loved television shows of current times. It stars Parth Samthaan and Erica Fernandes in lead roles.
The viewers of the show love the onscreen chemistry between Parth and Erica. In addition to this jodi, Parth and Pooja Banerjee’s chemistry as siblings is also adored by the audience.
Parth and Pooja have been cast opposite each other in Ekta’s web series, Kehne Ko Humsafar Hain 2. The two locked lips in the series, and according to SpotboyE.com, many of their fans found it odd.
In a recent video that has gone viral, the actors are seen sharing a liplock, and this has angered many of their fans. As soon as the video hit the internet, many went on to condemn the makers and actors for the scene by posting comments on social media.
The web series stars Mona Singh, Gurdeep Kohli, and Ronit Roy in main leads, while Parth and Pooja play the roles of Faizal and Bani respectively.

Prabhas on his Hindi film debut with Saaho: ‘After Baahubali, I feel people like me in action movies

Prabhas became a nationwide sensation after the path-breaking success of the Baahubali saga — Baahubali: The Beginning and Baahubali 2: The Conclusion. While earlier this year, Prabhas made his debut on Koffee With Karan alongside his Baahubali co-star Rana Daggubati and director SS Rajamouli, he is now gearing up for his foray into Bollywood with his trilingual movie, Saaho.

Prabhas on his Hindi film debut with Saaho: After Baahubali, I feel people like me in action movies

In an interview with Mid-Day, the Telugu superstar said that he feels audience like him in action flicks and hopes people like his action-hero avatar in Saaho. “After Baahubali it’s an action thriller. I feel people like to see me in action movies, so after Baahubali, they may like it.”

Set to release in Hindi, Telugu and Tamil, Saaho also stars a bevy of Bollywood actors, starting from Shraddha Kapoor as the female lead; actors Jackie Shroff, Chunky Pandey, Neil Nitin Mukesh and Mandira Bedi will all play the antagonists. The action-thriller has secured a 15 August release in India.

It was previously reported that Saaho is going to be the second-most expensive film ever made in India, with a budget of Rs 250 Crore.

Shraddha Kapoor, who will be making her debut in Telugu films with the feature, is going to play an “important character” from whose perspective the film is going to be narrated, Prabhas said in a report by Gulf News.