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Kangana was not the first choice for Jayalalithaa biopic – details inside

Director Vijay reveals why he chose Kangana Ranaut to play Jayalalithaa

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Kangana Ranaut is on a high in her career, with many films in her kitty. The actress was recently roped in for Jayalalithaa’s biopic and this film will mark her debut in the South industry. Director Vijay answers why he chose Kangana even though she wasn’t the first choice. Read on to know what he said.

Jayalalithaa’s biopic has been making headlines since the day Kangana was cast as the lead in the film. The film is titled Thalaivi in Tamil and Jaya in Hindi; it will be a bilingual project. While talking about specifically casting Kangana, director Vijay said, “There was a lot of discussion before the decision was made to cast Kangana; we met several people as well. She is extremely excited about the project and wants to portray her with utmost honesty. She will learn Tamil for the film and be part of a one-month workshop to get into the character. We are all trying to make an honest biopic. That’s all I can say at this point of time.”

Seems like the actress wasn’t the only choice. Recently in an interview with a portal, actress Vidya Balan had revealed that she was approached for the part. Anyway, now that Kangana is on board, Vijay is happy and said, “You can’t restrict Jayalalithaa to one region, she was a national leader. Even in Mumbai, people know who Amma is. Kangana (Ranaut) is one of the biggest stars in India today. I think it is right that a top star plays the role of an important politician. This way, the story will also reach audiences across India. We consider this a pan-India film, not a regional one.”

Kangana has already begun working on the project. She has started taking Bharatanatyam classes and is also learning the Tamil language. Alongside Jaya, she has Mental Hai Kya and Panga in her kitty as well. For more updates and gossip from Bollywood, stay tuned to CineBlitz.

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Dadasaheb Phalke Excellence Awards 2019: Janhvi Kapoor, Kubra Sait, Saqib Saleem bagged the esteemed awards

Dadasaheb Phalke Excellence Awards were held last night (April 20)

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Yesterday, at the Dadasaheb Phalke Excellence Awards 2019, B-Town celebs gathered to celebrate talent and hard work of those in Cinema. In presence were actors like Kajol, Janhvi Kapoor, Ishaan Khatter, Pranutan Bahl, Moniesh Bahl, Kubra Sait, Saqib Saleem, etc. The B-towners were dressed in starry ensembles as they arrived for the event. Some from the also bagged the prestigious award as well.

Dhadak debutants Ishaan Khatter and Janhvi Kapoor bagged the Dadasaheb Phalke Excellence award at the ceremony. Saqib Saleem and Kubbra Sait also won the digital sensation of the year, male and female awards, forRangbaaz and Sacred Games, respectively. TV actor Sumona Chakravarti also won the Dadasaheb Phalke award for her excellent performance on the small screen on The Kapil Sharma’s show. Amrita Rao’s performance in Nawazuddin Siddiqui starrer Thackeray was also rewarded.

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Apart from them, singing sensation Ananya Birla with family, Saroj Khan, Udit Narayan, Mouni Roy also graced the event. Stay tuned to CineBlitz for more such updates from the world of Bollywood.

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Dadasaheb Phalke Excellence Awards 2019: Kajol, Janhvi Kapoor, Ishaan Khatter make it a starry event

Celebrating cinema, many B-Town celebs graced the Dadasaheb Phalke Awards, see pics

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Award shows are always an interesting night for the industrywallahs and why not! While there are many awards our B-towners eye-for, Dadasaheb Phalke Excellence Awards is amongst the highest honours. Last night, the 2019 version happened and to add to the grandeur, B-Town celebs come all decked up for the event making heads turn. Kajol, Janhvi Kapoor, Ishaan Khatter, Aparshakti Khurana, Aditi Rao Hydari, Pranutan Bahl among others made it a starry event.

Janhvi Kapoor arrived in a gorgeous Manish Malhotra pink saree while her Dhadak co-actor Ishaan Khatter looked dapper in all-white formal wear. Kajol looked like a dream in her red-n-white saree. Pranutan made heads turn in a silver gown. Badhaai Ho actress Surekha Sikri was seen on a wheelchair but was all smiles for the paps. Check out all the pictures right here:

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Kubra Sait, Zayed Khan with family, Amrita Rao, Saqib Saleem, Ahaana Kumra were also present at the event. Stay tuned to CineBlitz for more such updates and news.

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Tu Mila To Haina: Ajay Devgn’s De De Pyaar De’s next song to release tomorrow

Ajay Devgn shared the teaser of the song on Twitter and we cannot wait

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The makers of De De Pyaar De are not letting any controversy affect their film. The film has been in news due to the allegations over #Metoo accused Alok Nath being a part, for last two days. Today, Ajay Devgn announced on Twitter that the second song from the film will be releasing tomorrow.

De De Pyaar De is an unconventional comedy love triangle that has been getting a good response from the audience. After the first song called Vaddi Sharaban, the makers will be releasing a new song tomorrow titled Tu Mila To Haina. The teaser of the song was released by Ajay on his Twitter handle and it spells love. The song features Ajay and Rakul Singh romancing in foreign locations. The song is sung by Arijit Singh. Amaal Malik also collaborated with Arijit on this song. Check out the teaser below:

The film stars Ajay, Rakul and Tabu in lead roles and is directed by Akiv Ali. The film got into controversies when Tanushree Dutta criticised Ajay Devgn and the makers of the film for working with Alok Nath who was accused of rape and sexual harassment in the wake of the #MeToo movement in India. For more updates and gossip about Bollywood, stay tuned to CineBlitz.

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