Nafisa Ali joins the cast of Sanjay Dutt’s ‘Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster 3’
Veteran actress Nafisa Ali has come on board to play Sanjay Dutt‘s mother in the latter’s forthcoming film ‘Sahen Biwi Aur Gangster 3’. She took to Twitter to confirm the same and wrote, “Being a mother is such an important role … look forward to shooting for director Tigmanshu Dhulia in ‘ Saab Biwi Aur Gangster ‘ franchise.” (Also Read:Comedian Sanket gets emotional after meeting his idol Sanjay Dutt)
Being a mother is such an important role … look forward to shooting for director Tigmanshu Dhulia in ' Saab Biwi Aur Gangster ' franchise. pic.twitter.com/BHUpIPyWea
— Nafisa Ali Sodhi (@nafisaaliindia) September 12, 2017
The first edition of the franchise was released in 2011 and consisted of an ensemble cast including Jimmy Sheirgill, Randeep Hooda, Vipin Sharma and more. It was a strong box office success as well. Rather, the second part failed to live upto people’s expectations. We are to see if Sanjay Dutt’s presence makes the third part an exceptional success!
On the professional front, Dutt now awaits the release of his comeback vehicle ‘Bhoomi’ helmed by Omung Kumar. Rrvolving around the bond between a father and a daughter, the film stars Aditi Rao Hydari as Dutt’s on-screen daughter. It is set to release in September 22.
Revealed: The secret behind Ranbir, Alia, Rishi and Sanjay Dutt's meeting
A few days back, smiling pictures of Ranbir Kapoor along with his papa Rishi Kapoor and Sanjay Dutt had surfaced on the internet. Joining them was none other than Kapoor Jr’s ladylove, Alia Bhatt. And while everyone was assuming that it was just another bonding sessions, it was recently revealed that the the four met to discuss an upcoming project! Shocking, isn’t it?
Apparently, a source spilled the beans of their meeting and told DNA that Sanjay visited Rishi because he wanted the senior actor to do a qawwali song in his movie ‘Prasthaanam’. The movie in question is produced by the actor and his better-half Manyata Dutt. (Also Read:In Pics: Lovebirds Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt visit Sanjay Dutt’s residence)
The source also revealed, “Rishi sir has said yes. Now, the other modalities like the dates of the shoot are being worked out.” That is quite a revelation. Anway, talking about their respective projects, Alia Bhatt is currently shooting for ‘Kalank‘ which is a multi-starrer featuring Sanjay Dutt, Varun Dhawan, Sonakshi Sinha, Madhuri Dixit, whereas Ranbir Kapoor is gearing up for the release of Rajkumar Hirani’s directorial ‘Sanju’, wherein the actor plays the reel, Sanjay Dutt.
‘Sanju’ also features Dia Mirza, Anushka Sharma, Sonam Kapoor, Jim Sarbh, Paresh Rawal, Boman Irani, Karishma Tanna in pivotal roles. Besides this, Ranbir has Ayan Mukerji’s superhero fantasy film ‘Brahmastra’ starring Alia, Amitabh Bachchan and television actress Mouni Roy .
Has Kriti Sanon opted out of 'Womaniya'? Deets inside
Kriti Sanon has many exciting projects in her kitty due to which she has been facing a lot of date issues regarding the shoot of each film. Recently, a report suggested that the actress, who had recently signed ‘Womaniya‘ co-starring Taapsee Pannu has opted out of the project.
Now, a report in DNA has rubbished all the rumors regarding the same. The source said, “Kriti has not yet opted out of the film. It’s true that there are date issues, but the actress and her team are trying to work things out. They are constantly in touch with the producers — Phantom Films (primarily filmmaker Vikas Bahl, as he is more involved with this movie), but are yet to figure out a solution.” (Also Read:O Womaniya…How our actresses are bringing a much-needed paradigm shift)
The source added, “When Kriti and Taapsee signed the biopic, it was supposed to go on floors this April and wrap up by June. Both the actresses had given their dates, but the project failed to take off and got pushed further.”
Another source told to the daily, “The team felt it would be too hot to shoot during summer, so they postponed it further to September. Kriti had not signed anything then, but soon Housefull 4 and Panipat happened. Taapsee, too, had committed her dates from September to other films and the makers of Womaniya were finding it difficult to get both the heroines in a similar time frame.”
The source concluded, “Kriti will be free only around next April. She has already conveyed it to the makers and told them to go ahead with someone else if they have to. But Vikas and Tushar are keen on having her on board, so they are figuring out the dates and checking if they can shoot in April next year. It might get tricky again weather-wise, but that’s the only solution.”