EXCLUSIVE: Busy superstar Varun Dhawan keeps Sajid Nadiadwala waiting?
Varun Dhawan, the gen-next actor in the current lot is the at the peak of his career. The actor who made his grand debut in the multi starrer 2012 release ‘Student Of The Year‘ with Alia Bhatt and Sidharth Malhotra has made a mark for himself and since then there has been no looking back for the actor.
The actor’s last release ‘Badrinath Ki Dulhania’ and ‘Judwaa 2’ went on to make record-breaking collections at the box-office. The two film’s made Varun make his debut in the prestigious 200 crore club.
The actor who is known for his good performance on the silver screen is also known for his jolly and cordial nature in real life. But filmmaker Sajid Nadiadwala is not happy with Varun’s busy schedule.
If sources are to be believed, Nadiadwala for some time has been waiting to meet Varun for some time but looks like Varun has no time for him. Sajid after collaborating with Varun in two projects like ‘Dishoom’ and ‘Judwaa 2’ plans to team up with the young star in future and hence, wants to have a meeting with Varun. But Varun owing to his busy schedule hasn’t been able to make time for Sajid at all.
Varun these days is juggling between his ‘October’ multi-city promotions and ‘Sui Dhaaga: Made in India’ shooting schedule and hence cannot take Time Out and meet Sajid for the meeting. (Also Read: October: Varun and Banita’s act in ‘Manwaa’ will keep you hooked)
Well, we hope Varun makes time for Sajid soon and give the third blockbuster.
Jackie Shroff to play Salman Khan's father in 'Bharat'?
Ali Abbas Zafar’s upcoming film, ‘Bharat’ is getting bigger by the day! The film stars Salman Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Disha Patani, Tabu, Sunil Grover and Shashank Arora. And now, there is news that Jackie Shroff will be joining this ensemble cast!
As per a report on Bollywood Hungama, Jackie will be seen essaying the role of Salman’s father in the film. A source was quoted by the website as, “The role of Salman’s father may not be a big one but it’s pivotal to the film and shapes Salman’s character and who he becomes later. It was Salman who wanted Jackie to play this powerful role.”
The source adds, “It starts in 1947 when the Partition takes place and thousands of families are separated and ends in 2000. The movie is the journey of a country and also a person, both of whom go by the name of Bharat.”
‘Bharat’ is an adaptation of the Korean film, and talking about same, the source further said, “‘Ode To My Father’ begins with the Hungnam Evacuation in 1950 when many families got separated in Korea and the father tells his son Yoon Deok-soo, ‘If I don’t come you are the head of the family that means whatever happens you put the family first. Now, that you are the head of the family, look after them well.’ Jackie plays Salman’s father and his words remain with the young boy (Salman) right till the end. They get separated during the Partition in Bharat but his father’s words and desire to reunite with him remains right till the end.”
‘Bharat’ has been modified according to the Indian audiences, but the source claims, “Like ‘Ode To My Father’, which spans over many years, ‘Bharat’s story will span over a period of 50 years and that’s why we will see Salman Khan sporting five different looks in the movie – as a young boy who witnesses the Partition to the current years when he is an old man. As the firstborn, Bharat becomes his family’s breadwinner from an early age, doing all manner of odd jobs to support the family.”
“The film begins from a modern day elderly couple (Salman and Priyanka) reminiscing about their past and how they fell in love and got married. So we will get to see a very young Priyanka Chopra and Salman Khan and old ones too. There are flashbacks to various phases of time. Like Ode To My Father which depicted Korean history from the 1950s till the recent times, Bharat too will highlight various important events of Indian history,” added the source
Reportedly, the film will be shot at Mumbai, Delhi, Punjab, Abu Dhabi, Spain and Malta. ‘Bharat’ will release next year during Eid.
Also Read: Bharat goes on floors!
EXCLUSIVE: "I loved the work Sridevi has done"- Madhuri Dixit
Madhuri Dixit and Sridevi were the top contenders in the 90’s and there were various reports floating in the media about their tiff. However, on the contrary, they both have always appreciated each other’s work.
Unfortunately, this year Sridevi passed away and Madhuri has wished her daughter, Jahnvi, all the luck.
Madhuri said, “I and Sridevi used to be busy working; we had so many shifts but we had great respect for each other.”
“I loved the work she has done. She has left her legacy behind not only through her movies but also her children… Janhvi is also into films and I am sure she will get a lot of love from all the people,” she added.
Janhvi has already gathered the love and wishes of her fans through her debut film ‘Dhadak’. ‘Dhadak’ which had opened really well on Friday is still going strong at the box office. The film ended the first weekend with the collection of approx Rs 33 crores.
Talking about Madhuri Dixit’s professional front, the actress will be seen in ‘Kalank’ along with Sanjay Dutt, Alia Bhatt, and Varun Dhawan. This role of Madhuri was first offered to Sridevi but her sudden demise made Madhuri bag this role in the film.