Bollywood Roundup: Vicky Kaushal, Disha Patani, Dev Patel, and more…

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Vicky visits Golden Temple for ‘Sardar Udham Singh’

Amritsar– Bollywood actor Vicky Kaushal visited the Golden Temple here before commencing the next shoot schedule for his upcoming film “Sardar Udham Singh”.

Vicky Kaushal

Vicky on Friday took to Instagram, where he shared a photograph of himself praying.

“Babaji, mehr bakshyo. #SardarUdhamSingh here we go!” he captioned the image.

Vicky will bring alive the story of Udham Singh, who assassinated Michael O’ Dwyer, the former lieutenant governor of Punjab in pre-Independent India, in revenge for the Jallianwala Bagh massacre in Amritsar in 1919. Singh was subsequently tried and convicted of murder and hanged in July 1940.

Actor Irrfan Khan was originally supposed to play Udham Singh. The film will witness an unprecedented massive shoot schedule across various countries this year.

A Rising Sun Film Production, the film is produced by Ronnie Lahiri and Sheel Kumar.
It is slated to release in 2020.

#Animallove: Disha Patani says ‘best therapy has fur and four legs’

Mumbai– Actress and fitness enthusiast Disha Patani, who is also an ardent animal lover, has urged everyone to speak against animal cruelty on social media.

Disha Patani

Disha on Friday took to Twitter, where she shared a photograph of her pet dog.

“The best therapy has fur and four legs… Animals don’t have a voice but you do, this #AnimalWelfareDay speak up because they can’t!”

The 27-year-old actress keeps updating about her love for furry friends on variois social media platforms.

Disha, who was last seen on screen in “Bharat”, also keeps sharing videos of her work out regimes on social media.

On the work front, she is currently busy with “Malang”. It also stars Aditya Roy Kapur, Anil Kapoor and Kunal Kemmu.

‘Hotel Mumbai’ set for November 22 release in India

Mumbai– “Hotel Mumbai”, starring Dev Patel and Anupam Kher, is set to release in India on November 22.

Directed by Anthony Maras, the critically-acclaimed film portrays a true story of the 26/11 terrorist attack at the Taj Mahal Palace hotel, Mumbai, in 2008.

“Hotel Mumbai” received rave reviews and accolades in multiple international film festivals including Toronto International Film Festival and Berlin International Film Festival. The film released worldwide on March 29, and was due to hit the screens in India on the same date as well. However, the release did not happen then.

“‘Hotel Mumbai’ showcases an extraordinary story of bravery and human compassion, shown through the lens of the heroes who went beyond their call of duty during the 26/11 attacks. The gripping, heart-touching narrative of this film will stay with audiences long after they have left the theatres. We are happy to bring this much-awaited film to the Indian audiences,” said Shariq Patel, CEO, Zee Studios.

“We are elated to bring a film with such incredible cast and crew to India. ‘Hotel Mumbai’ is a deeply-rooted Indian story that tells the tale of the undying spirit of vigor and bravery, something we as Indians will resonate with. It felt like the quality content that resonates with our planning,” said Salil Chaturvedi of Purpose Entertainment.

Arvind Swamy to play MGR in Jayalalithaa biopic starring Kangana

Mumbai– Actor Arvind Swamy, best remembered for his roles in Mani Ratnam’s “Roja” and “Bombay”, is all set to play the late Tamil superstar and former Chief Minister MG Ramachandran in the biopic “Thalaivi”, which casts Kangana Ranaut in the central role of the late J. Jayalalithaa.

“MGR and Jayalalithaa starred in 28 box-office hits between 1965 and 1973. While the makers needed a worthy actor to do justice to his role, another criterion was the artiste had to be fluent in Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu,” a trade source privy to developments revealed, according to “Bollywood Hungama”.

“Arvind satisfied both criteria. The unit will kick off the shoot for ‘Thalaivi’ with Kangana from the first week of November in Mysore, and Arvind will join her on November 15,” the source added.

“Thalaivi” is a multilingual film scheduled to go on floors after Diwali and an early schedule of shoot is slated to happen near Mysore in Karnataka. Kangana has been totally immersed in the preparations for her role of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa. Recently, photographs doing the rounds of social media showed how the actress was meticulously undergoing prosthetic preparation to resemble the late Jayalalithaa.

The film is being directed by AL Vijay, and is produced by Vishnu Vardhan Induri and Shaailesh R. It is scheduled to release next year. (IANS)

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