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Did you know Rohit Shetty hit a roadblock with Akshay Kumar’s Sooryavanshi and Boney Kapoor helped him out?

Boney Kapoor came to Rohit Shetty’s rescue and helped him secure the rights for Akshay Kumar’s Sooryavanshi

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If you haven’t seen the film Simmba then this might be a spoiler, but at the end of the film, Rohit Shetty reveals his next. The new film starring Akshay Kumar is titled Sooryavanshi and the makers hope to release it this year. But did you know there is an interesting story associated with how Rohit Shetty got this title?

The rights to the title were with producer Vijay Galani. In 1992, he had produced a film called ‘Suryavanshi’ which starred Salman Khan, Amrita Singh and Sheeba. Now, when Rohit Shetty wished to acquire the rights to the title, the original producer refused to part with it. And that’s when Boney Kapoor stepped in to play his saviour. He spoke to Vijay Galani and asked him to accommodate Rohit and consider him a younger colleague within the same fraternity. Eventually Vijay Galani agreed to part with the title, and Rohit got the title he desired. The only change that the super successful director has done is the way it is spelt.  From Suryavanshi he has changed it to Sooryavanshi. Isn’t that amazing? What’s your whole take on this incident? Share with us your thoughts in the comments section below!

Incidentally, the 1992 original was a disaster at the box office and was panned by critics too. It was a supernatural story with a reincarnation theme. Now that Rohit Shetty is making the new one, it will surely have a different fate, we guess! This is because of the fact that each of Rohit’s last eight films has crossed the Rs 100 crore mark. And with Akshay Kumar, the original action star joining the cop-universe created by Rohit, fans couldn’t ask for more! Anyway, stay tuned to Cine Blitz as we get you more updates about the film right here.

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Exclusive! Manikarnika and Thackeray lock horns again; battle for sharing screens intensifies

Kangana Ranaut’s Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansiand Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s Thackeray are set to clash at the box office on January 25…

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Kangana Ranaut’s Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi is all set to clash with Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s Thackeray at the domestic box office. Both the films are set to release on January 25 and looks like the battle is intensifying. We had revealed to you how the Shiv Sena and the makers of Thackeray were pressurising the Manikarnika team to postpone their film. However, Kangana and team didn’t budge. But now it’s look like the two sides have locked horns again, this time for sharing the numbers of screens. And as always, we have all the exclusive details for you!

Our insider exclusively reveals, “The screen sharing has not been agreed yet. The Shiv Sena and makers of Thackeray are keen on getting a bigger pie of screens and have demanded that all the single screens be given to them. The Manikarnika team, on the other hand, has demanded a sensible 50 – 50 sharing. But they are being pressurised to give away their share of single screens, though they aren’t budging.” Clearly, the battle is intensifying and how! One day before before Balasaheb Thackeray’s birth anniversary (January 23), the advance bookings haven’t opened in most of the cinemas. We wonder if a common ground will be reached soon or not?

Both Thackeray and Manikarnika are biopics of legendary leaders. Two talented actors, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Kangana Ranaut respectively, star in them. We just hope that they can see eye to eye and agree on terms that work out for both the movies. Hopefully both the films will do well at the box office too, especially with it being the Republic Day weekend. Anyway, what do you have to say about this development? Share with us your thoughts in the comments section below! Also stay tuned to Cine Blitz as we get you all the updates about Thackeray and Manikarnika right here.

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Katrina Kaif requests Anushka Sharma to make Virat Kohli take her in Indian Cricket Team- watch video

Katrina Kaif shows off her cricket skills post pack-up on the sets of Bharat

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First it was Salman Khan who took to playing cricket post pack-up on the sets of Bharat and now it’s Katrina Kaif who’s showing off her skills at the game. The actress took to batting in a game of cricket and has shared her video as she plays the sport post pack-up. The actress is clearly seen having a good time, as she hits some good shots. The video has the background music of a rap from Gully BoyApna time aayega and Katrina does impress us with her batting. Along with the video, Katrina has playfully ask Anushka Sharma if she would recommend her name to hubby Virat Kohli to be made a part of the Indian cricket team. The post reads, “Pack up ke baad #bharat sets as the World Cup nears @anushkasharma perhaps u could put in a small word for me with the captain of the team some room for improvement in my swing, but over all not a bad all rounder.”

She further adds that there’s still room for improvement in her swing shots. Dressed in comfortable black sportswear, the actress seemed to be enjoying the game, as much as the cast and crew were. Anushka Sharma replied her saying, “there’s nothing that you can’t do”. Apart from Anushka, many other celebrities like Alia Bhatt, Zoya Akhtar, Shweta Bachchan reacted to her video. Comedian and actor Sunil Grover commented, “after looking at the shots, i am sure you will be offered to be part of badminton team as well.”

Bharat will be highlighting the period during the India- Pakistan partition and is slated to release in June this year. Earlier Priyanka Chopra Jonas was set to star opposite Salman Khan but due to her wedding with Nick Jonas at the same time she backed off from the film. Later, Katrina was doing Remo D’Souza’s dance film which she backed off from to be part of Bharat. What do you think of Kat’s cricket skills, do let us know in the comments section below.

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Sara Ali Khan or Kriti Sanon – who is Sushant Singh Rajput dating? Cine Blitz sets the record straight

Sushant Singh Rajput and Kriti Sanon’s rumoured on-off relationship is the talk of the town

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Sushant Singh Rajput turned a year older on January 21. But unlike his Bollywood contemporaries, the actor chose to have a low-key affair minus the birthday shenanigans. But making his birthday special was a surprise visit by his Kedarnath co-star Sara Ali Khan who dropped by the actor’s home on his birthday eve. This naturally set the tongues wagging and speculations of the two being the newest couple started doing rounds in hushed whispers. So, naturally it came as a bigger surprise when the next evening it was Sushant’s rumoured ex-girlfriend Kriti Sanon who dropped by to wish her Raabta co-star.

But while the buzz of who is Sushant really dating is on the rise, let’s clear the air here. Well, looks like there’s no love triangle here at all. An insider reveals that Sara and Sushant share a great camaraderie and Sara had dropped by strictly as a friend. “The two get along really well. They were a riot together even on the sets and really bonded well as friends. So there’s no third angle here.” Well while this may disappoint many, the good news is that Kriti and Sushant may be looking at reigniting their rumoured relationship. Check out Kriti Sanon leaving from Sushant Singh Rajput’s party:

It may be recalled that Kriti and Sushant had become the talk of the town as the new couple while shooting for Raabta (2012). The two did not confirm or deny their relationship status even then. But it was easy for anyone to guess what the truth was. However reports of the two having split surfaced last year. So, when Kriti made a late night visit to wish Sushant on his birthday, the fans of the couple have their hopes up who wish to see them together more off screen than on it. The actress was all smiles as she left Sushant’s building and we can only hope for the best. Well, whether the couple is back together or not, it’s great to see that things seem well between the two. What do you think about Kriti’s visit? Let us know in the comments below.

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