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I want to make Tom Cruise Dance: Farah Khan

The filmmaker-choregrapher held a masterclass at IFFI this year

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Choreographer- Filmmaker Farah Khan was at her wittiest best at an in-conversation session at the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) Goa. When she was told that she wears various hats, Farah answered,  “Primarily I am a mother to my three children. I have directed only 4 movies in 12 years. So that is something I have done the least.”

Asked about the challenges when it comes to choreographing a song, she opined, “It is easy to choreograph when a director has a clear vision about how the song has to look. Mani Ratnam has great clarity he pushes the technicians to give their best. Even Kundan Shah, Mansoor Khan…they all are great.”

On being accused of making masala films, Farah said, “Please don’t leave your brain or any part of your body behind. A general perception is that a film that has entertainment that has no value. Unfortunately, we all are prejudiced.”

“I love all sorts of films…I love them (Art films) for their serenity. I admire movies that let you be. The only thing a film shouldn’t do is to bore you. I don’t expect a film to educate you… at least in a preachy manner… because I went to school. I loved the film Munna Bhai that has entertainment along with a good message.”

Farah didn’t agree that films have an impact on society. She feels, “Gandhigiri would have been a big thing or India Pakistan treaty would have happened after Main Hoon Na if that was the case.”

When asked about being addressed as a female director, Farah said, “It’s not a gender-specific job. Don’t slot me. A lot of women directors accept and revel in that but I reject that.”

When asked about why there are very few women-centric films, Farah said, “Because there is a business module. A big-ticket film with a big hero tends to earn more. Audiences don’t go to watch films with women in the lead. They want to go and watch a big hero film over a female-centric film.”

On being blamed for making masala films, she clarified, “No director should be told what to make or not make. In all my movies I make sure that the woman has a job, they are not only there because they want to get married. You won’t see any obscenity or vulgar scenes in my films.”

Looking back at item songs in films, Farah said, “In the 90s and early 2000 we did a lot of songs. When we look back, we wonder if that really happened. Now as you grow and learn, you realize you shouldn’t do these kinds of songs where you objectify women. Now you are careful… sometimes people also get touchy about frivolous things but a lot has changed too.”

Talking about the song Deewangi from Om Shanti Om, Farah was asked if she managed to get all the actors she wanted. She laughed, “Aamir drove me crazy for ten days but he couldn’t make it because he was editing Taare Zameen Par… After 4 years he told me he didn’t want to do the song.”

Talking about the iconic Chaiyaa Chaiyaa song, Farah said, “We couldn’t get the permission to shoot at the station, so we managed to shoot it on top of a train and without rehearsals, we did it in 4 days…no one fell,” she joked and added, “We approached Shilpa to Raveena… a lot of other actors but no one did it. Malaika did the song and became a star after that.”

Talking about how there are fewer song and dance numbers nowadays, she explained, “Lot of songs today are non-lip sync. Soon you might not have songs to dance on.”

Talking about remixes, she said, “I am fed up of remixes. I don’t know why they are making them. It’s a call the music company has taken, because it is nostalgic. A retro song catches fast.”

She also spoke about her web show called Back Benchers. “It is a quiz show…sometimes we dumb it down when we know which celebrity is coming,” she said with a wink.

When asked about what she wishes to do in says the next 5 years, Farah promptly replied, “I definitely want to make Tom Cruise dance!

 

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Shraddha Kapoor sings ‘Sun Saathiya’; Fans sing along and go gaga!

Shraddha’s first film of 2020 Street Dancer releases tomorrow

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Shraddha Kapoor is on a promotional spree for her upcoming movie which is releasing tomorrow. The actress, along with costar Varun Dhawan, visited a college campus to promote their dance flick.

A stadium full of fans went crazy as Shraddha Kapoor, on a request sang ‘Sun Saathiya’. Even the audience sang along with Shraddha and made it a gala event.

Shraddha Kapoor is one of the most loved actresses in the industry for her versatility and ability to mould herself into any character she portrays. The actress is a talented singer and despite being a non dancer, she had showcased some phenomenal moves in Illegal Weapon 2.0.

Shraddha will be seen in “Street Dancer 3D” co-starring Varun Dhawan and helmed by Remo D’Souza and in Baaghi franchise “Baaghi 3” directed by Ahmed Khan, opposite Tiger Shroff.

The actress had a very successful 2019 with back to back hits with Saaho and then Chhichhore. Shraddha is all set to own 2020 with Street Dancer 3D followed by Baaghi 3.

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Kamal Haasan and Nagarjuna to present 83’s Tamil & Telugu Versions respectively

The film on India’s 83 World Cup win is slated for April release

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Kamal Haasan’s Raajkamal Films International and Akkineni Nagarjuna’s Annapurna Studios join hands with Reliance Entertainment to present the Tamil and Telugu versions respectively of the much-awaited sports drama, ‘83’.

Kamal Haasan and Nagarjuna are both well-celebrated and multi-faceted personalities and legends of the Indian showbiz. The movies launched by their production and distribution companies have always been special and well acclaimed.

Happy to be a part of 83, Kamal Haasan shares, “I am extremely excited to present the Tamil Version of 83. It’s a matter of pride to promote the film that will recreate the moments of the iconic matches. Not just that, the victory of the Indian team demonstrates to every Indian that where there is a will, there is a way. What was considered impossible was made possible purely due to belief and conviction. And this holds true in all walks of life. It’s my pride to promote a film that stands testimony to such conviction and will. I am happy to bring to my people the story of the team of inspired men captained by Kapil Dev who fought against all odds and won India’s greatest sporting triumph.”

The actor took to his twitter handle and shared, Reliving the epic moment of winning the 83 World Cup which every Indian cherishes even today. We at @RKFI are delighted to present the film 83 in Tamil Nadu #[email protected] @kabirkhankk @deepikapadukone @Shibasishsarkar @ipritamofficial @vishinduri”

Happy to present the Telugu version of 83, Akkineni Nagarjuna shares, “83 is all about the great iconic win in 1983 that has made cricket a religion in India. It is a story that needs to be told and I am proud to present one of the most awaited films in India and the rest of the cricketing world.”

The actor took to his twitter handle and shared, ” India won its first world cup in 83 &we still get goose bumps when we think of that moment. Very happy to present the Telugu version of the film 83.#ThisIs83

@RanveerOfficial @kabirkhankk @AnnapurnaStdios @deepikapadukone @Shibasishsarkar @ipritamofficial @vishinduri @RelianceEnt”

Director Kabir Khan says, “I welcome Kamal Haasan and Nagarjuna as the presenters and feel privileged to have them be a part of promoting our film in the South”.

Ranveer Singh will be seen stepping into the shoes of Kapil Dev. Also starring are Tahir Raj Bhasin, Jiiva, Saqib Saleem, Jatin Sarna, Chirag Patil, Dinker Sharma, Nishant Dahiya, Harrdy Sandhu, Sahil Khattar, Ammy Virk, Addinath Kothare, Dhairya Karwa, R Badree and Pankaj Tripathi. Deepika Padukone will be seen playing Romi, Kapil Dev’s wife.

Shibasish Sarkar, Group CEO, Reliance Entertainment said, “As the film 83 is about national pride we are overwhelmed to have the support of great superstars like Kamal Haasan and Nagarjuna to present the Tamil and Telugu versions respectively of the film. With their blessings, it will surely reach out to all the local audience.”

Reliance Entertainment and Phantom Films present 83, a Kabir Khan Films Production. The film is produced by Deepika Padukone, Kabir Khan, Vishnu Induri, Sajid Nadiadwala, Phantom Films, Reliance Entertainment and 83 Film Ltd. 83 is directed by Kabir Khan. A Reliance Entertainment and PVR Pictures release slated on 10th April 2020 in Hindi, Tamil & Telugu.

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Shraddha Kapoor is giving us fashion goals

Check out her promotional looks!

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Actress Shraddha Kapoor has been riding high on the success of her super hit 2019 and the two upcoming films in 2020 where she is all set to own the first half of 2020.  While the actress has had a good place in the acting space, the fashion inspo she is giving has a touch of its own and is surely something we are definitely in love with. Through the promotions of Street Dancer 3D, the actress kept her looks bold and classic as well. Here are the top looks that made a space in our minds!

Shraddha kickstarted the promotion of the film with a shimmery silver strapless dress which she teamed up with black combat shoes. Her hair were kept open with wavy curls and she looked absolutely stunning.

For the second look, Shraddha opted for a smoking hot black latex dress with an off-shoulder top and full pants with open messy hairy, which were paired with minimal makeup and accessories.

A denim look by Shraddha which looked extremely classy with a high ponytail and a pair of knee-high boots along with silver hoops, looked perfect.

The actress set a statement with a black dress where she looked stunning, a thigh slit cut with knee-high black boots and a hot smokey black eye just looked perfect. Open wavy hair with long-drop earrings just set her look apart.

Putting ‘basic’ notch higher, Shraddha pulled off another look with utter ease in an exquisite black ensemble- a lovely zari print crop top and black bell-bottom pants. She rounded off her look by tying her hair in a middle partitioned ponytail.

Shraddha left everybody stunned as she arrived in a pretty little white dress with blue heavy stilletoes and looked really happy. She looked like a vision in white and left everyone in total awe.

Making heads turn, the actress gave us the perfect summer vibe with a white bralette pairing it with a short white jacket with a delicate neckpiece and a yellow pleated skirt pairing it with skin-colored block heels.

The actress paired a classic white full sleeves shirt with a black long dress pairing it with black net stalkings and combat boots and paired it with golden jewelry. The look was indeed a blessing to the eyes!

In another very classy and breezy look, Shraddha wore an off-shade suede looking blazer with a sun-kissed yellow pleated skirt. The actress made sure she turned heads with the look and paired it up with a pair of nude heels and straight up hair.

For the most recent look, the actress gave us the perfect vintage vibes as she wore a wine-colored velvet dress with puffed sleeves and paired it with black block heels.

Shraddha has always picked the best of clothes and always made it extremely relatable for us all! Styled by Tanya Ghavri at most events, including this one, Shraddha wore up the stunning hair and makeup which was done by Shraddha Naik and every look could be easily recreated, the looks are proof of the same. The actress has had an extremely busy schedule and still makes sure she gives all the inspiration with the best fashion options.

   

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