MUMBAI: Aditya Roy Kapur has stepped into Hrithik Roshan’s shoes for an OTT project. He will headline the Indian adaptation of the British mini-series ‘The Night Manager’. Earlier, Hrithik was supposed to play the lead but now Aditya will drive the project. A source revealed, “The Indian adaptation of ‘The Night Manager’ will have a larger-than-life set-up and is one of the most ambitious projects of the year. Owing to Aditya’s massive female fan following and back-to-back blockbuster projects, the makers have roped him to play the character essayed by Tom Hiddleston in the series. ” Sandeep Modi will helm the show. It is expected to go on floors in the first quarter of next year.
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CAMERA AND EMPOWERMENT: EMMA’S BIGGEST TAKEAWAY FROM LOCKDOWN
WASHINGTON: Coronavirus lockdown acted as a blessing in disguise for many people as they got ample time to learn new things. Emma Watson also made her lockdown days productive by learning how things play out behind the lens. On Wednesday, Watson took to Instagram to share her experience ‘getting behind the camera.’ “Getting behind the camera and learning how it works is about the most empowering thing I’ve learned in lockdown. As a young woman, I always thought the most glamorous and exciting thing would be to be someone’s “muse”; and of course as women, we are inspiring… but wow it’s something else to be able to tell your own story and other people’s,” she wrote.
The ‘Harry Potter’ actress also posted a string of images of her holding a professional camera in her hands.
Meanwhile, Watson recently served as a presenter during Earthshot Prize Awards, which was hosted by Prince William and Kate Middleton.
HRITHIK WRAPS UP FIRST ACTION SEQUENCE FOR ‘VIKRAM VEDHA’
NEW DELHI: Hrithik Roshan has recently wrapped up the action sequence of his upcoming film ‘Vikram Vedha’.
Taking to their Instagram handle, few stuntmen posted pictures with Hrithik and announced the wrap-up of ‘one of the craziest action sequences ever.’ Stunt artist Mansoor Ali Khan shared a series of pictures from the shoot sets and wrote, “First craziest action sequence have done! Cheer’s to @hrithikroshan @parvez.shaikhh @stuntindia1 and all the stunt boys!”
Another stunt artist Anup also shared a picture featuring himself with Hrithik and wrote, “Wrapped up the first action sequence of Vikram Vedha. A big ‘Thank you’ to @parvez.shaikhh sir for this opportunity. Wouldn’t have been possible without you @hrithikroshan.”
Going by the locations mentioned by both the accounts, the action sequences were shot at Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
The upcoming project is the Hindi remake of the 2017 Tamil film ‘Vikram Vedha’. The movie is being directed by the makers of the original film, Pushkar-Gayathri, and produced by Neeraj Pandey under his company Friday Filmworks in association with Reliance Entertainment and Y Not Studios. Saif Ali Khan is also a part of the movie.
GOSLING TO REUNITE WITH ‘BLUE VALENTINE’ DIRECTOR FOR ‘WOLFMAN’
WASHINGTON: Ryan Gosling and director Derek Cianfrance are reuniting for ‘Wolfman’, the latest monster movie from Universal Pictures.
Gosling and Cianfrance previously teamed up on the Oscar-nominated romantic drama ‘Blue Valentine’ and the acclaimed thriller ‘The Place Beyond the Pines’. As per Variety, Cianfrance is taking over directing duties from Leigh Whannell, who had to drop out of the project due to a scheduling conflict. Cianfrance will also write the script for the upcoming project.
It is not clear what the new version of ‘Wolfman’ will look like but the movie is expected to be a modern take on the story about a man who is bitten and transforms into a werewolf.
Speaking about the upcoming movie, Cianfrance said, “Horror movies were my first love—my entry into what cinema was capable of narratively, psychologically, and aesthetically. Coupled with the opportunity to collaborate with Gosling again, this is truly a dream come true. I’m thrilled and inspired to work with the good folks at Blumhouse and Universal to bring this monster back to life in our collective unconscious.”
It’s been nearly 80 years since Wolfman first appeared on the big screen, in the 1941 adaptation starring Lon Chaney Jr., the beastly character was revived in the studio’s 2010 remake, starring Benicio del Toro as an American actor who is bitten and cursed by a werewolf.
WOMEN SHOULD NOT TAKE PRESSURE OF LATE PREGNANCY: KAREENA
MUMBAI: During the latest episode of the ‘Raising Parents with Mansi Zaveri’ podcast, Kareena Kapoor Khan, the mother of two children, has urged people to not make a taboo of late pregnancy.
“I never planned having a baby because you know I was like in 36 or Oh my biological clock is ticking so I need to speed it up or whatever. That was not even a thought or discussion because I was like I married Saif for love. I did that. I wanted to have a child so I did it. It so happened. I didn’t give much thought because my thought was always on my work and you know being happy and content with myself. So I don’t think late mothers should have this pressure,” said Kareena.
Kareena was 36 when she welcomed her first child Taimur with Saif Ali Khan in 2016. After five years, in February 2021, she turned mother again as she gave birth to her son Jeh.
BHUMI JOINS RAJKUMMAR IN ‘BHEED’
WASHINGTON: Rajkummar Rao and Bhumi Pednekar will not only be seen together in ‘Badhaai Do’ but will also share screen space in ‘Bheed’.
Helmed by Anubhav Sinha, ‘Bheed’ is touted as a socio-political drama, which will be shot across Lucknow. Happy to come on board for the film, Bhumi said, “Being part of an Anubhav Sinha film is a matter of great honour and privilege. He shares my value system in believing that movies have the power to shift mindsets. As artists, the responsibility of telling such stories lies with us. This is a crackling subject and I can’t wait to get on to the journey of this film.”
The movie’s announcement was made earlier this month, revealing Rajkummar as the lead. He had also expressed his joy on bagging ‘Bheed’. “I have always found myself gravitating towards stories that trigger conversation. Even as an entertainer, I want my work to get people thinking. This is an important subject and the character needs me to stretch myself as an artist, beyond my comfort zone. I can’t wait to start shooting and lose myself in this universe,” Rajkummar had said.
‘Bheed’ is jointly produced by Bhushan Kumar’s T-Series and Anubhav’s Benaras Mediaworks.
AYUSHMANN OPENS UP ABOUT HIS UPCOMING PROJECTS
MUMBAI: Ayushmann Khurrana, who is known for choosing movies with social messages and serious takeaways, recently teased viewers by saying that they should “expect the unexpected” from his next four films.
Ayushmann’s stellar line-up includes Abhishek Kapoor’s ‘Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui’, Anubhav Sinha’s ‘Anek’, Anubhuti Kashyap’s ‘Doctor G’ and filmmaker Aanand L. Rai’s next production venture ‘Action Hero’, which is being helmed by debutant Anirudh Iyer. Speaking about his stellar slate of disruptive projects, Ayushmann said, “It is hugely exciting for me to collaborate with some master storytellers who have some disruptive stories to tell and inspire audiences with. I want to tell audiences to expect the unexpected from my next four films.”
He added, “I have been fortunate enough to get some remarkable scripts ever since my debut and be part of incredible visions of powerful filmmakers wanting to make a difference to society. The storytellers of these films have some brilliant concepts that people haven’t seen on screen before and that’s what makes them really special for me.”
Ayushmann considers himself an entertainer who is looking to deliver a positive message to society through his films. The actor wrapped up the filming of ‘Doctor G’ in September. The upcoming movie, which also stars Rakul Preet Singh and Shefali Shah in key roles, will be based on a campus of a medical institute.
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