Revealed: Salman Khan’s new find, Zaheer Iqbal’s debut film’s title
A few months back, we told you that superstar Salman Khan is all set to launch yet another talent in Bollywood. Yes, we are talking about his childhood friend’s son, Zaheer Iqbal.
Introducing Zaheer to the world, Salman had taken to his Instagram handle and written, “How these kids grow up so soon… ALWAYS keep giving your best #ZAHERO no matter what. Stand tall and always bend backwards for those u love and those who love u, Yeh yaad rakhna that the most important thing in life is Respect and Loyalty. @iamzahero”
And today, according to a report in Mumbai Mirror, we came to know that Zaheer’s debut film is titled ‘The Notebook’, and the makers of the film will start shooting in Kashmir from September onward.
A source close to the development told the tabloid, “He is a good dancer and the shoot is most likely to start with a song sequence. A new face will be launched opposite Zaheer but the team is keeping her under wraps at the moment.” Directed by Nitin Kakkar, ‘The Notebook’ is apparently a love story and Zaheer has been preparing very hard for his role in the film.
Well, we are quite surprised by the choice of the film’s title which is the name of a popular novel by celebrated writer, Nicholas Sparks. A film has been made on the novel in Hollywood.
Is Zaheer’s film a remake or adaptation of the Hollywood film? Well, the makers of the film haven’t announced anything regarding this so far, so all we can do is wait and watch.
Till then stay tuned for more such interesting updates.
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Several biopics are currently in production and Richa Chadha is one such actor, who has joined the league of the upcoming slate of biopics to look forward to. The actress was in news recently when she bagged the role of Shakeela in the biopic of the South Cinema’s legendary name.
Richa is all geared up to play the role of a popular adult film star from the South Shakeela Khan. Best known for her adult films, Shakeela became a rage overnight after her first mainstream film ‘Playgirls’ in which she acted alongside Silk Smitha. One of the most popular names in the South even today, Shakeela has a story that makes for a compelling celluloid tale for the audience to watch.
She rose to stardom after Silk Smitha, grabbing every producer and director’s attention in the Southern film industries also becoming the first female actor in Malayalam cinema to gain such popularity back when it was a largely male-dominated business.
Richa, who is known for doing experimental roles and roles which are defying, was the ultimate choice for the filmmakers of the Shakeela Khan biopic to play the titular role. She recently met Shakeela in Bangalore for the first time for an official meet and greet session. Both the real and reel Shakeela spent a great deal of time together and had a great time bonding while understanding each other. Shakeela shared anecdotes from her early days and her long career, giving the ‘Fukrey‘ actress all the details she would need to play the part to perfection.
The film is being currently shot in Thirthahalli a small village in Karnataka. Directed by Indrajit Lankesh, it is slated for release in 2019.
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After 'Veere Di Wedding', Sumeet Vyas pens his first feature film
Sumeet Vyas, who was last seen in the ultimate all-girls film ‘Veere Di Wedding’ has been taking it easy since his hit film made waves in the industry. The ‘Permanent Roommates‘ actor, who is currently shooting for Voot’s ‘It’s Not That Simple’ Season 2 has been keeping up with something else as well.
Apart from being a gifted actor, Sumeet is also a gifted writer. Sumeet is currently penning his first ever feature film after having worked on a show and a digital feature film in the past. The talented writer has written for web series so far, having even co-written the Netflix original, ‘Love Per Square Foot’ with Anand Tiwari.
The actor, who is also in the midst of writing season 2 of TVF’s popular series, ‘Tripling’, which he also stars in, with Akarsh Khurana, has wanted to venture in feature film writing for quite some time now. Having written and directed several digital pieces, the ‘Ribbon’ actor will finally be writing something for the big screen. We hear the actor is penning a unique dramedy which he hopes to see in the making in 2019 after finishing his current work commitments.
“I have been toying with a couple of ideas for a while now and finally have zeroed down one that I’m most kicked about. I’ll start working on it this year and hopefully, by next year it’ll make sense. I’m a little unforgiving, as far as my scripts are concerned, which is why it takes longer than usual, but it’ll be a credible script to say the least. It’s a story about jealousy between a father and a son, a humorous take on how competitiveness in a family can screw things up. To be very honest, I haven’t thought of the cast yet. The story is in my head right now. It needs to come on paper.” he said.
Given Sumeet’s forte in writing, we are pretty sure it’s going to be one hell of a script!