Urmila Matondkar getting item song offers
She is indeed a dancing diva and an actress par excellence. Actress Urmila Matondkar, whose latest dance number ‘Bewafa Beauty’ which garnered mixed response from the audience, is apparently on a roll.
The actress chose to go on a sabbatical few years ago but now we hear that post being part of ‘Bewafa Beauty’ from the film ‘Blackmail’, the actress has been getting many more offers to feature in dance numbers.
A little birdie says, “That’s how the industry works once you do something people like to put you in a box. She has now been getting offers to do many more dance numbers and at the moment she isn’t considering any of them.”
The Rangeela girl who got married to model Mohsin Akhtar seems to be in a very happy space and time and again she has said that she is in no hurry to sign up for anything.
In a recent interview she said, “There got to be a filter in the kind of films that I take up. I can’t be doing anything and everything that comes my way.”
Her fans have certainly given a thumps up to her comeback song and we wish to see her more often on screen!
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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.
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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.