Sanjay Leela Bhansali recently announced his next project Gangubai Kathiawadi with Alia Bhatt. Gangubai Kathiawadi will hit the screens on September 11, 2020, with Alia in the titular role. And now the Filmmaker has already blocked Diwali 2021 for a film release. Bollywood film critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh took to Twitter to share the official news with fans. The film is titled Baiju Bawra and is set to be a revenge story of a maverick maestro.
Taking to Twitter, he wrote, "#BreakingNews: After the release of #GangubaiKathiawadi on 11 Sep 2020, Sanjay Leela Bhansali to make his most ambitious film project... Titled #BaijuBawra... Revenge story of a maverick maestro... #Diwali2021 release." It's still unclear as to who will play the lead role but it will be quite exciting to see who will grace the 70mm screen in Baiju Bawra.
While Gangubai Kathiawadi will be Bhansali's next direction after Padmaavat (2018), he is also producing various projects on the side. He had last produced Malaal which starred his niece Sharmin Segal and Javed Jaffrey's son Meezaan Jaffery. He will now co-produce another film on the life of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, titled Mann Bairangi.
Mouni Roy has gotten herself stuck in a mess as she is living in Abu Dhabi for over three months now. Roy travelled to the UAE in March when she had some work in a foreign country. However, due to travel restrictions and the Coronavirus pandemic, Roy is staying at her friend's place in Abu Dhabi. In a recent interview with The Times of India Mouni has revealed that she is dying to get back to India. Roy has said that she is missing her family and wants to get back soon.
In the interview, Roy said, "I am enjoying my stay here, in the company of my friend, who I grew up with, and her family. However, I am missing my mother and brother, who are in Cooch Behar. I am dying to come back to India, but I haven’t finalised a return date yet.”
Mouni also said that she rarely ever gets out of the Abu Dhabi house as she does not want to put her friend at risk. She added saying, “My friend’s parents stay with her and also, she has two little boys. I don’t want to take any risks as far as their health is concerned and prefer staying at home. I have stepped out only a couple of times, and that too, to buy groceries."
Sushant Singh Rajput committed suicide in his Bandra home on June 14. The 34-year old's untimely death has made fans question the presence of godfathers in the Bollywood film industry. Many fans have also criticised filmmakers and actors for promoting nepotism.
While many celebrities have chosen to distance themselves from the nepotism row, Manoj Bajpayee has defended the public anger. Bajpayee said, "If the anger is directed towards you, I have to ask the question, right?! When I say that people are right when they are making my film a hit, when the same people are asking me questions, it becomes very important for us to answer those questions. This is (something) what the government also does."
In his previous interview with Pinkvilla Manoj praised Sushant and said he could never achieve so much at such a young age. He said, "All of us have our highs and lows and emotions. Sushant was no different. I don’t think I am as talented as that. I don’t think I am as intelligent and as bright as he used to be. I don’t think I had achieved anything till the age of 34, what he achieved, as compared to his achievements. I feel that my achievements are very very small. That is how I remember him. I don’t remember him not only as a good human being."
The actor worked with Sushant Singh Rajput in the 2019 film Sonchiriya. Manoj said, "Let me start with this, the world is not fair. I have been saying this for 20 years that as an industry we celebrate mediocrity. Forget about the industry, as a nation we celebrate mediocrity. Something is lacking somewhere -- in our thought process, our value system. When we see talent, we immediately want to ignore or push it away. This is the value system of ours which is so deplorable."
Samiksha Singh had the most pleasant surprise for her fans on Wednesday. The tv actor revealed that she has married singer Shael Oswal in Singapore. Recently Samiksha travelled to Singapore in February to shoot for Shael's song Tere Naal. Since then Samiksha has revealed that she will also be saying goodbye to the camera from now on.
Speaking about her life post marriage Samiksha said, "I came to Singapore in February 2020 for the shoot of another song with him, titled ‘Tere Naal’, and bas uske naal hi reh gayi (and just stayed beside him). I have no plans of returning to Mumbai now and have said goodbye to the industry. I will get into scriptwriting, direction and production, and want to revive the production house set up by my father-in-law.”
The actor also spoke about choosing July 3 as the auspicious day of marriage. Samiksha said, "That date is auspicious for us, as it marks the birth anniversary of Shael’s father, who passed away in 2016. We opted for a simple ceremony at a local gurudwara (in Singapore), which was attended virtually by our families.”
"He had approached me for the song after seeing my photographs. While he says that he fell in love with me almost instantly, I had no feelings for him. During the song, however, we got talking and grew closer. He is the biggest blessing in my life,” she added.
Samiksha has a 10-year-old son from a previous marriage. Shael also has two teenage children with his ex-wife.