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Parineeti Chopra replaced Shraddha Kapoor in Saina Nehwal’s biopic because of THESE reasons?

Shraddha Kapoor was set to play Saina Nehwal in her biopic, however, she has been replaced by Parineeti Chopra and we have all the exclusive details

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The Saina Nehwal biopic has been in the making since a couple of years now. Shraddha Kapoor was initially signed for the Amole Gupte directorial. She trained for the movie for several months and even shot for a few portions. However, after she was diagnosed with dengue, her whole schedule went haywire. Post her recovery, she went on to complete other films. This raised doubts for the Saina Nehwal biopic. People assumed it was scrapped. However, to everyone’s surprise, the makers revealed that Shraddha Kapoor has been replaced by Parineeti Chopra.

Bhushan Kumar was also quoted saying, “We want to wrap Saina by this year end for an early 2020 release. So going ahead with the project is a decision made by mutual consent. We are glad Parineeti has come on board for the film. Saina has made every Indian proud and we can’t wait to take her story to the world in the year of the Olympics.” While this holds true, there are a few other reasons for Parineeti replacing Shraddha Kapoor in the Saina Nehwal biopic. What, you ask? Well, read on to know the real reasons!

The real reason why Parineeti Chopra replaced Shraddha Kapoor in Saina Nehwal’s biopic is…

A source close to the development reveals to us exclusively, “As soon as Shraddha Kapoor fell ill, her schedules went for a toss. After recovery, she was weak and wouldn’t be able to maintain the high tempo required to play a badminton player like Saina. She has other film releases coming up too! Saaho, Chhichhore and Street Dancer 3D have a 2019 release. And they all need to make it to their release date. Hence, the cutoff dates of them were close and she had to shoot for them.”

“Shraddha Kapoor also has a couple of other films in her kitty. So the makers would have to wait at least a year or more for her to resume shooting for Saina Nehwal’s biopic. She was also injuring herself every time she took to the court for prep and shoot. And with the makers keen to complete the movie this year, they could not wait for her to get free. Shraddha understood it and she was also shooting for three other films with the same production company. Hence, they came to a mutual understanding and she left. Parineeti, who is a versatile actress and is yet to sign her next, was approached. She instantly agreed and will start prepping after Kesari‘s release,” added our source.

What do you guys have to say about this development? Let us know in the comments section below! Also stay tuned to CineBlitz as we get you more Bollywood news, updates and gossip right here.


Gulaal actor Savi Sidhu gets a call for an audition!

Actor turned Chowkidar, Savi Sidhu’s viral video has grabbed the attention of a director and he’s been called for an audition

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Most of us have already seen the video of an actor who is now working as a security guard, Savi Sidhu. Here is a ray of hope for everyone as the actor has started getting offers and today he is giving his first audition after a very long time. The actor who had to leave the profession due to his illness and then was out of work might soon get back in the game. Here are all the details you need to know.

It was only yesterday that we all came across a video featuring a security guard, and initially, we were confused about who this person was. Turned out, the guard used to be an actor who had acted in films like Gulaal, Black Friday and Patiala House. Savi Sidhu had to take a break from acting as his health was not supporting him but when he regained his health, the calls had already stopped coming. After his story broke the internet and went viral, today he finally got his first call for an audition after a very long time and he is very happy. “I have been approached by a director named Manish who is starting his next project and wants to audition me. The audition is scheduled at 8:00 pm today,” said Savi who is excited about his audition. Savi also told us that the production house sent him Rs. 500 for conveyance to reach the office. The Gulaal actor doesn’t know the name of the production house or even the director’s last name, as his excitement knew no bounds when he heard about the audition, and all these details went unnoticed. We’ve all been there, no?

While Savi goes for his first audition after a long time, we are super happy and excited, as today, the internet has shown its good side and it is on such days that we can positively call it a boon. For more updates and gossip from the world of Bollywood, stay tuned to CineBlitz!

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Kalank song Ghar More Pardesiya: 7 things about Madhuri, Alia, Varun’s classical number you need to know

7 things about Madhuri Dixit, Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan’s Kalank song Ghar More Pardesiya that you need to know – read exclusive details

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After the fantastic Kalank teaser, the makers are all set to release the first song. Titled Ghar More Pardesiya, the song features Madhuri Dixit, Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt. We heard and saw the melodious teaser of the song yesterday (March 17). And we were eager to watch it. As always, we got an exclusive preview of the song much before everyone else! We have to say we were blown away by the grandeur and how stunning the actresses are looking. Now, we can’t wait for you all to see the song. But before Ghar More Pardesiya drops, we have a tease for you. Here are 7 things about Madhuri, Alia, Varun’s song that you need to know. Read on…

# Ramayana Backdrop: The Kalank song has a Ramyana backdrop. Yes, Ram-Leela is playing out on the streets where we see Alia and Varun going through the market, looking around. During this, Alia hears Madhuri’s beautiful voice and gets attracted. She goes to her and starts singing along. Varun, hearing Alia’s voice, gets drawn to the place too.

# Madhuri Magic: While everyone expects the veteran actress to burn up the dance floor, especially in such a song, but that’s not the case! However, her screen presence cannot be missed. Her beauty, grace and expressions are out of this world. But wait, there’s more. She weaves her magic as she has been shown singing the song and yes, it is something you cannot miss!

# Alia – Madhuri’s Jugalbandi: After Alia gets drawn to her voice, she arrives at the place that Madhuri is singing. The duo then sing along and we see a jugulbandi between them, which is one of the best parts of the song.

# Grandeur: Each and every frame in the song is epic. Beautifully shot, Ghar More Pardesiya is shot and presented on a grand scale. In fact, the dance sequences cannot be missed at all. But we have to mention, the boat scene we saw in the teaser, it is also a part of the song. And you will realise the backstory of the scene in this number.

# Alia’s Kathak: The actress has tried her hand at Kathak for the first time. And we have to say she has done a fine job. The song looks marvelous along with her moves. We have to credit Remo D’Souza for his fantastic choreography.

# Musical extravaganza: Composed by Pritam, Ghar More Pardesiya will make it to your playlist. In fact, you will want to hear the classical number on loop. It is set on Kathak beats and it is a musical extravaganza that you’ll not want to miss!

# Killer Expressions: Alia Bhat’s expressions in the Kalank song is also magnificent. She exclusively told us that she trained with Pandit Birju Maharaj to get her expressions right. And the outcome can be seen in the song. You will be mesmerised by her act.

So these were the 7 things you cannot miss about Madhuri Dixit, Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan’s Kalank song Ghar More Pardesiya. With the song out anytime soon, stay tuned to CineBlitz for more updates.

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Amitabh Bachchan and 102 Not Out director Umesh Shukla reunite for THIS project?

The duo of Amitabh Bachchan and Umesh Shukla might be working together again – read all the details

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Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor’s 102 Not Out director Umesh Shukla is currently working on a web series that will be aired around April on an OTT platform. The series is titled Modi and as the name suggests the story will be about PM Narendra Modi’s life. While the Oh My God director will wrap up the series soon, he will also start working on a few other scripts. And we hear one out of them is a project he will be especially writing for megastar Amitabh Bachchan.

Umesh Shukla and Amitabh Bachchan have worked earlier in 102 Not Out and the film was critically acclaimed. When asked Umesh if he will be directing Mr Bachchan anytime soon, he said that “ I am currently writing one script especially for him and I hope that he really likes it, then definitely we will be working together for the film.” He further added that he has shared the basic idea of the film with Bachchan sahab, who really liked it and if all goes well then we might see Umesh directing the legendary actor once again.

Amitabh Bachan’s role in 102 Not Out was quite appreciated. In fact, it was Umesh’s concept that was loved by many.  Though we know that writing the script and making the film will take some time, we are sure that Umesh will impress us with his latest web-series too. While we will keep you updated on this front, you must stay tuned to CineBitz for latest updates on Bollywood.

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