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Alia Bhatt extends support to mommy Soni Razdan’s No Fathers In Kashmir; uses social media to make a plea to the CBFC

Alia Bhatt comes forward to support her mother, Soni Razdan’s film – No Fathers in Kashmir

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Ashvin Kumar’s film No Fathers in Kashmir has been stuck with the Censor Board for over six months now, ever since they had first applied for certification. The film directed by the Oscar-nominated filmmaker, has been facing censor trouble almost six months after its application in July, and its first viewing happened only in October last year (2018). Both, the CBFC, and the apex body FCAT have heard the case, and maintained their decision to give the film an ‘A’ certificate. However, according to Ashvin, there is no objectionable content, so they are opposing the inappropriate ‘A’ certification of the film. The filmmakers have continually requested the board to give it a U/A certification to allow the film to be viewed by a larger audience, citing that film is a story that deserves to be seen by all.

The film has been seeing support pour in from all across the industry. After a barrage of social media support from filmmakers, actors and other personalities including Shashi Tharoor, Swara Bhasker and the likes, now actress Alia Bhatt has taken to social media to express her support, along with a plea to the CBFC for her mother’s film. Alia tweeted, “Was soo looking forward to mom’s @nofathers_movie #nofathersinkashmir!! @Soni_Razdan @ashvinkumar & team worked super hard for this honest teens love story in Kashmir. Really hope the CBFC would #lifttheban. It’s a film about empathy & compassion..let’s give love a chance.” Check out the tweet here…

The dispute is still on and the matter is yet to be resolved, leaving the filmmakers in the lurch with no immediate relief to get an appropriate clearance. The film stars Soni Razdan, Anshuman Jha and Kulbulshan Kharbanda, and it’s yet to get a release date owing to the censor issues. Set against the backdrop of Kashmir, the film is a love story of two 16-year-olds who are individually in search of their missing fathers. Ashvin has earlier won two National Awards for his films Inshallah Kashmir and Inshallah Football, both of which were earlier banned, and later awarded.

 

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Ekta Kapoor on why she chose Ayushmann Khurrana in and as Dream Girl

The trailer for Ayushmann Khurrana starrer Dream Girl has received a tremendous response since the time it was released. Here’s what producer Ekta Kapoor has to say about casting Ayushmann Khurrana…

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Ekta Kapoor, Ayushmann Khurrana

The trailer for Ayushmann Khurrana starrer Dream Girl has received a tremendous response since the time it was released. It is being absolutely loved by fans across India for the brilliant performance by Ayushmann and the unique storyline. The movie is being helmed by none other than the Entertainment czarina Ekta Kapoor. When asked on why she chose to go with Ayushmann Khurrana for the movie, she replied, “When Raj narrated the script to me, I was of course on floors. I knew only one actor who could do these voice modulations, who will work this hard was Ayushmann. I was sure this man bets on scripts. He won’t see how big the film is, won’t go through the resume of the director. He would read the script and he would perform in himself the ability to perform this role.”

The decision to choose Ayushmann Khurrana as the lead in Dream Girl is certainly shaping up to be a proper one as we can see the immense amount of love the trailer has been receiving. And to top it all off, Ayushmann Khurrana is a powerhouse of talent and skill and it can clearly be seen in his previous track record having delivered six back-to-back hits with the latest one being Article 15.

The film is directed by Raaj Shandilya, produced by Ekta Kapoor, Shobha Kapoor, and Aashish Singh. Dream Girl is all set to release on 13th September 2019. For more news and updates from the world of showbiz stay tuned to CineBlitz!

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Sanjay Gupta’s star-studded Mumbai Saga to release on THIS date!

Mumbai Saga’s director Sanjay Gupta took to Twitter to announce the release date of the film.

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Cast of Mumbai Saga

Gangster drama Mumbai Saga written and directed by Sanjay Gupta features John Abraham, Emraan Hashmi, Suniel Shetty, Jackie Shroff, Amol Gupte, Prateik Babbar, Gulshan Grover and Rohit Roy. Set in the 1980s-’90s, the film revolves around all that went into transforming Bombay into Mumbai. Mumbai Saga is produced by Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar and Anuradha Gupta under their respective banners T-Series and White Feather Films. Film’s director Sanjay Gupta took to Twitter to announce the release date of the film.

Also read: John Abraham, Jackie Shroff, Suniel Shetty unite for Sanjay Gupta’s cop drama

Also read: Scoop! John Abraham has signed THESE four films

The film is set to release on 19th June, 2020. Are you looking forward to watch film? Let us know in the comments section below. For more news and updates from the world of showbiz stay tuned to CineBlitz!

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Karan Johar on Kuch Kuch Hota Hai Reboot: Ranveer, Alia and Janhvi make up his dream wishful cast

Karan Johar recently held a premiere at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne to celebrate his debut movie. During the audience interaction, he was asked what if he were to remake the film now, who would play Rahul, Anjali, and Tina.

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Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt, Janhvi Kapoor, Karan Johar

As Hindi cinema’s one of the most cult films Kuch Kuch Hota Hai clocked in 20 years, Karan Johar recently held a premiere at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne to celebrate his debut movie. During the audience interaction, he was asked what if he were to remake the film now, who would play Rahul, Anjali, and Tina. Without an ounce of doubt, he said, “On my Wishlist would be Ranveer Singh as Rahul. He has that mad intensity as Shah Rukh Khan. Alia Bhatt as Anjali. She has the spunk and Janhvi Kapoor as Tina because she has the poise and balance of the part.”

Narrating about how he cast for the film, he said, “I was ecstatic to meet SRK. Kajol and he had promised that they will do my first film. So I remember going to meet him and I had no script whatsoever. I only had a scene in my mind. Which I narrated to him. And he bought into my bullshit. I told him if you like this one scene then I will narrate the entire film to you, which was completely a lie.

Tabu, Urmila, Aishwarya turned me down and Ash was the only one who was polite to call me back. It took months to cast for Rani’s part after Aditya Chopra recommended me her name.” For more news and updates from the world of showbiz stay tuned to CineBlitz!

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