Bollywood Briefs: Remo, Sonam Kapoor, Karan Johar, Anurag Kashyap, Nasir Husain

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Karan Johar has a fake laugh: Sonam Kapoor

Mumbai– Actress Sonam Kapoor, who will next be heard on actress Neha Dhupia’s audio talk show “NoFilterNeha”, says that filmmaker Karan Johar comes up with fake laughs at parties.

As Karan is friends with both Neha and Sonam, the two actresses got talking about him on music streaming service Saavn. Sonam will be Neha’s second guest on the talk show, read a statement.

Karan-Johar-262x272.jpg“He does it all the time (fake laughs). He always laughs a little after saying ‘the life of the party and you are leaving!’,” Sonam told Neha.

Sonam also nominated actor Ranbir Kapoor for the best gossip boy award and herself for the thank God they have famous parent award.

#NoFilterNeha which kicked off on October 4, will bring out the unseen side of celebrities and reveal bits of their life not available even on the internet.

Remo grosses around Rs. 8 crore on first day in Tamil Nadu

Chennai–Tamil romantic-comedy “Remo” has opened big at the Tamil Nadu box office. According to a trade pundit, the Sivakarthikeyan starrer grossed around Rs. 8 crore on the first day in the state.

“The film has grossed around Rs. 8 crore in Tamil Nadu on the first day. This is the biggest ever opening for Sivakarthikeyan in his career so far. This being a six-day long festival weekend, the film is expected to gross over Rs. 30 crore,” trade analyst Trinath told IANS.

Directed by Bakkiyaraj Kannan, “Remo” also stars Keerthy Suresh, Sathish and Saranya Ponvannan.

In the film, Sivakarthikeyan dons the disguise of a nurse to woo the woman of his dreams.

Book on Nasir Husain to be launched in Mumbai

Mumbai–“Music, Masti, Modernity – The Cinema of Nasir Husain”, a book based on the legendary filmmaker Nasir Husain, will be launched at the upcoming Jio MAMI 18th Mumbai Film Festival with Star here on October 22.

To celebrate the launch of the book, written by Akshay Manwani, Nasir Husain’s cult musical hit film “Teesri Manzil” will be screened at the event.

The book launch will be followed by a panel discussion about Nasir Husain’s cinema and how it has shaped generations of directors.

Manwani said in a statement: “Researching and writing the book on Nasir Husain and his cinema has been an enlightening and delightful experience.”

“The opportunity to re-examine the wonderful history of Hindi cinema and the chance to interview stalwarts such as Aamir Khan, Mansoor Khan, Asha Parekh, Jeetendra and Javed Akhtar really made this entire journey one of a kind.”

Anurag Kashyap to make Tamil debut with ‘Imaikaa Nodigal’

Chennai–Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap, who was last seen in a menacing role in A.R. Murugadoss-directed “Akira”, will be making his Tamil debut with upcoming action-thriller, “Imaikaa Nodigal”.

“I am Rudra. Here’s the news guys. I’ve signed a Tamil film titled ‘Imaikaa Nodigal’, a nail biting thriller with Nayanthara and Atharvaa,” Kashyap shared on his Twitter page on Saturday.

He will play the antagonist in the film.

To be directed by Ajay Gnanamuthu, the film stars Atharvaa and Raashi Khanna in the lead. Nayanthara will be seen in a pivotal role.

The project will be bankrolled by Cameo Films and will have music by Hip Hop Tamizha.

Interestingly, Ajay is the erstwhile assistant of Murugadoss.

Priyanka’s Marathi production to premiere at Mumbai film fest

Mumbai–Actress Priyanka Chopra’s Marathi film production “Ventilator” is set to premiere at the upcoming Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival with Star.

Now in its 18th edition, the fest will celebrate Marathi cinema with the launch of its new segment Marathi Talkies. The programme will showcase Marathi films through the day at PVR, Lower Parel on October 25.

The film line-up has been curated by Marathi film critic Amol Parchure.

“Ventilator” is written and directed by “Ferrari ki Sawaari” fame director Rajesh Mapuskar.

Mapuskar said in a statement: “I am glad that MAMI has provided this new platform for Marathi cinema and they are hosting the world premiere of ‘Ventilator’.”

A staunch supporter of Marathi cinema, actor-producer Riteish Deshmukh said: “I am pleased that MAMI continues to support regional cinema and this year, have dedicated a day to Marathi films. It is because of the platform provided by international film festivals that regional cinema is growing faster than ever.”

Other films to be showcased this year at Marathi Talkies are “Vakratunda Mahakaya”, “Bioscope” and “Rajwade and Sons”. (IANS)

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