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In pics: Ranveer Singh, Ajay Devgn, Akshay Kumar unite for Simmba’s success bash – read inside details here

Simmba’s success bash was the hottest party in B-Town. Here’s why

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Ranveer Singh and Sara Ali Khan-starrer Simmba – directed by Rohit Shetty – has turned out to be a roaring success at the box office as it continues to speed towards the Rs 200 crore mark. And the party hosted by the makers of the film – producer Karan Johar (Dharma Productions) and Rohit – to celebrate the film’s success was an equally roaring star-studded affair. Ranveer, as always, made a rather stylish entry at the bash waving out to his fans as he peeped out from the sunroof of his car, while wife Deepika Padukone who was all smiles at the do, made a separate entry in her car. Sara looked gorgeous in a sequinned dress. Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgn and Kajol all joined in the fun, and also present were Sonu Sood with wife Sonali, Kunal Khemmu, Shweta Bachchan and Manish Malhotra. The vibrant bash had everyone upbeat including Deepika who was clearly enjoying every moment of the bash. Even the otherwise party-shy Akshay was seen bonding with Ajay and Kajol.

Karan posed with the three hit-machines – Ajay, Akshay and Ranveer – and Rohit, who took to instagram to make an interesting announcement of his next film with Akshay tentatively titled Sooryavanshi. Rohit posted: “Singham Simmba Sooryavanshi…Coming…Should I tell you Something that you don’t know???” To which Karan replied with his own post on insta saying, “I think i know what you’re talking about @itsrohitshetty” After Ajay’s Singham franchise and Ranveer’s Simmba, Rohit is set to start his next with Akshay that will have the actor don the khakee. Akshay was seen making a cameo in Simmba with strong hints of there being yet another cop-caper, Sooryavanshi coming from Rohit’s stable. And the insta posts clearly confirm it further, though the official announcement is being awaited. The director meanwhile is also busy with his action-adventure series on television, Khatron Ke Khiladi 9.

As for Simmba, the film has proven to be an even bigger hit for Ranveer than Bajirao Mastani  and has become the second-highest grosser of his filmography after Padmaavat. With the hit Padmaavat at the start of 2018 and Simmba close to crossing Rs 200 crore, Ranveer has catapulted past all competition to become the highest-grossing actor of 2018 with Rs 500 crore, taking a lead of almost Rs 125 crore from Akshay who is the second-highest grosser of last year.

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Screenwriters Association formulates a plan to ensure fair pay for writers – details inside

The Screenwriters Association has formulated the plan for writers to get fair pay and good scripts and Ritesh Sidhwani is the first one to come on board, read on…

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The Screenwriters Association has been working hard to make the industry a fair place for the writers. Taking a step towards the cause, the association has decided to formulate a plan to ensure fair remuneration for film writers. Head of Excel Entertainment, Producer Ritesh Sidhwani is the first the come on board for the same.

According to the plan, the writers will be paid looking at the scale of production and that will make the remunerations even. As per the association this will not only pay the writers well, but will also ensure good scripts coming in. Ritesh Sidhwani who is  the first one to come on board questioned why writers are underestimated in the ecosystem. “I am not a writer, but I know it is a demanding job. We already have a system in place wherein writers over the last few years have had the option of entering into a profit sharing agreement with us. An individual can decide if he/she wants a higher base fee or a lower amount and coupled with 2% shares on the profit. Fukrey writers got around Rs 70 to 80 lakhs, and they had a profit-sharing agreement with us,” said Ritesh in a statement.

Not just the pay, but SWA also looks after ensuring that the writers get their due credits. For more updates and gossip, stay tuned to CineBlitz.

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Did Neetu Kapoor just confirm Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt’s relationship?

Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt were recently in New York to meet Rishi and Neetu Kapoor

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Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt are one of the cutest couples in B-town. And the two always look amazing together. While both Ranbir and Alia have not made things official yet, their recent visit to Rishi Kapoor has hinted at things progressing on the love front. Yes, Ranbir’s father, Rishi Kapoor has been in New York for treatment since a while and lately, the rumoured couple visited him.

Recently, Neetu Kapoor posted a picture with them and wrote in the caption, “Your family is your whole world, so so many LOVES in these beautiful moments.” Well, Neetu calling Alia family means things might get official soon. Sometime ago rumours were rife that both the families were looking to get the young lovebirds married. Check out the post here:

On the work front, both Ranbir and Alia will be seen in Ayan Mukerji’s Brahmastra. The film is slated to release this year. As for Rishi Kapoor, he is said to return in August and also has a film with Juhi Chawla in the pipeline. Stay tuned to CineBlitz for more updates.

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Sajid Nadiadwala’s film shoot runs into trouble as workers refuse to work – deets inside

Workers refused to construct a set for Sajid Nadiadwala’s production venture until they were given an assurance that all the permissions and protection was in place!

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In what seems to be a direct outcome of last week’s attack on Fixerr‘s set, workers refused to work on the sets of a Sajid Nadiadwala film till they were given assurance about the permissions for the shoot as well as the protection made available for them. Yes, a set was supposed to be constructed in Mira Road over the weekend, but the workers refused to work till they were given written assurance. The producers were given a couple of days to get everything in place and it is now all in order. The workers were given all the assurances and have now started work on the sets. However, a shoot for a Sajid Nadiadwala film that was scheduled from June 25 – 27, may be delayed. The set will not be ready, so there might be a ripple effect!

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But the good part is that work has resumed. As BN Tiwari, President of the Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE), told us exclusively, “A set was being constructed in Mira Road. But workers refused to work without assurance. The producers were told to submit in writing an assurance, till then no work was carried out. They had been given two to three days for this. If there is no police permission and arrangements, then workers will not work. Only when the police says shoot here, there will be no issue, then it is fine. Now, the producers submitted all the documents and assurances and the work has begun again on the set.”

Gangeshwar Srivastav, Treasurer of FWICE and General Secretary of Film Studios Setting and Allied Mazdoor Union also shed some light. He told us exclusively, “There is no safety of our workers. So we told them, till the time police permission is not there and the production house doesn’t take responsibility of the safety of our workers, we won’t work. They agreed to it, they gave us everything we wanted in writing and the matter is now resolved. Police permission is also in place. A list of workers they’ve hired has also been submitted because sometimes they might say that this person was not working for us.”

Clarification

We heard the film in question was Housefull 4. So we contacted Sajid Nadiadwala’s team to know if a set for Housefull 4 was being constructed in Mira Road? They denied it! But when asked if any other Sajid Nadiadwala film set is being constructed in that area, there was no response.

What do you think about this development? Will the Sajid Nadiadwala film shoot get delayed? Share with us your thoughts in the comments section below! Also stay tuned to CineBlitz as we get you all the exclusive news, updates and gossip right here.

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