Bollywood Briefs: Rishi Kapoor, Gauri Khan, Sanjay Bhansali, A Gentleman, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Arjun Rampal, Ashim Ahluwalia


FIR filed against Rishi Kapoor for posting “indecent” image on twitter

Mumbai– A case was filed against actor Rishi Kapoor on Saturday for posting pornographic material on his Twitter account.

Afroz Malik, President of ‘Jai Ho Foundation’ NGO said: “We would request you to immediately register an FIR against actor Rishi Kapoor under relevant sections of POCSO (Protection of Children from Sexual Offences) and IT Act for posting indecent, nude and vulgar picture of a minor child on his Twitter account @chintskap.”

The complaint has been lodged at the Cyber Police station of Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra East. Jai Ho Foundation is a Maharashtra based NGO registered under Women and Child Development Department of the state.

On Saturday the veteran actor posted a video where it shows that a little boy spanking a girl and fooling around with another boy.

The statement further reads: “Rishi Kapoor has more than 2.6 Million followers on Twitter account. This means this pornographic image material got circulated to more than 2.6 Million people. There are more than 66 retweets and 476 likes as of now on his this indecent image.”

A Gentleman…’ mints over Rs 4 crore on opening day

Mumbai–Actors Sidharth Malhotra and Jacqueline Fernandez starrer “A Gentleman – Sundar, Susheel, Risky” has minted Rs 4.04 crore on its opening day, say its makers.

“Certain situations cannot be predicted — heavy rainfall especially in key revenue pockets of Maharashtra and Rajasthan, coupled with theatre closures due to violence in North India held back our collections,” Vijay Singh, CEO of Fox Star Studios, said in a statement.

“However, the word of mouth on the film is extremely encouraging and the film will see an upward trend in collections starting today (Saturday),” Singh added.

Made on a budget of Rs. 50 crore including publicity and advertising, the film has earned Rs. 30 crore via satellite, music and digital media pre-release.

Helmed by director duo Raj and DK, the film also features Darshan Kumar and Suniel Shetty.

Art of cinema matters, not budget says Nawazuddin Siddiqui

Mumbai– Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui, whose new film “Babumoshai Bandookbaaz” has released in theatres, says as an artiste he is more concerned about the art of cinema rather than focusing on its budget.

Nawazuddin shared the budget of “Babumoshai Bandookbaaz” over Twitter on Friday.

“People are talking about the budget of ‘Babumoshai Bandookbaaz’, yes it’s a Rs 5 crore film including publicity and advertising, but for me it’s an art of cinema regardless of budget,” Nawazuddin posted.

The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), earlier headed by Pahlaj Nihalani, had demanded 48 cuts in “Babumoshai Bandookbaaz”, which has intimate scenes, to get an ‘A’ certificate. But it has been cleared by the Film Certification Appellate Tribunal (FCAT) with eight “minor and voluntary cuts”.

Directed by Kushan Nandy. “Babumoshai Bandookbaaz” is an action film, also starring Bengali actress Bidita Bag.

Bhansali wants Gauri Khan to turn art director

Mumbai– She is a successful producer, entrepreneur, interior designer, mother of three children and wife of Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan. Gauri Khan says filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali, impressed by her work, has urged her to design film sets and turn art director.

Gauri took to Twitter on Friday to share a photograph with Shah Rukh and Bhansali from her design store.

“Thank you for visiting the GKD store, Sanjay. Your idea of me getting into set designing/art direction has got me thinking,” Gauri wrote alongside the image.

In another image, the three celebrities can be seen posing for the camera.

“Thank you Sanjay for appreciating Gauri Khan Designs… Coming from you is a real compliment,” Gauri wrote alongside the image.

Bhansali directed Shah Rukh in 2002 film “Devdas”.

B-Town hails Dera chief’s conviction, condemns mayhem

Mumbai–Bollywood celebrities Anupam Kher, Raveena Tandon and Hansal Mehta among others have hailed the verdict of a CBI special court holding Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh guilty of raping and sexually exploiting two female disciples.

They also condemned the large-scale violence let loose by Dera followers in the wake of his conviction.

The self-styled godman was held guilty on Friday. At least 17 people were killed in firing by security forces as enraged supporters went on a rampage after his conviction, police and hospital sources said.

Several Bollywood celebrities took to Twitter to condemn the arson and violence by Dera followers in Punjab, Haryana and even in Delhi, and urged them to maintain peace.

Arjun Rampal an under directed actor: Ashim Ahluwalia

Mumbai–Director of the upcoming film “Daddy”, Ashim Ahluwalia believes that actor Arjun Rampal is an under directed actor and has a lot more potential.

“I think Arjun is very under directed actor, people haven’t directed him. I am sorry to say, but I just don’t see it. He has potential and I feel to actually maximise someone’s potential you need to know what they can offer, you have to be able to push them,” Ahluwalia said in a statement.

“If the director is always giving into the actor or the star then no one is going to direct them,” Ahluwalia added during the promotions of the film.

Arjun believes that “the relationship you have with your director” is of prime importance.

“An actor-director relationship is like a marriage that happens; the two of them have to be on the same page. A director has a rhythm and every good director that I have worked with and in every film that I have performed my best is because I caught their rhythm,” said Arjun.


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