TNN | June 26, 2018
Just a few weeks back, Luv Ranjan had officially announced his big collaboration with two of the biggest stars in Bollywood, Ranbir Kapoor and Ajay Devgn. Fans were excited to learn about the latest venture and couldn’t contain their excitement to find out more details on the same. However, looks like signing such big names for the movie has come with a slight con after all for Luv Ranjan.
Owing to the choc-a-block dates in Ranbir and Ajay’s schedule, Luv Ranjan’s project has reportedly taken a backseat for now. The film, which was scheduled to roll in December, has now apparently been postponed and is likely to go on floors only by April next year.
A source was quoted saying that Ranbir has ‘Brahmastra’ and another period drama which will only get wrapped up by early next year. And Ajay, on the other hand, has ‘Total Dhamaal’ and Akiv Ali’s film. Once he wraps up these two projects, he will dive into his ambitious biopic, ‘Taanaji – The Unsung Warrior’. Thus, it will only be after finishing all the projects in their kitty, will the actors start the Luv Ranjan project.
2/17Here’s why Karan Johar’s ‘Drive’ starring Sushant Singh Rajput is in trouble
Sushant Singh Rajput who was last seen in ‘Raabta’ has been quite busy juggling between multiple projects. However, his movies have been mired in controversies resulting in indefinite delays. Recent reports stated that Sushant’s dream project with Shekhar Kapur titled ‘Paani’ has been aborted, and the space odyssey ‘Chanda Mama Door Ke’ too has been indefinitely delayed.
Now, yet another project of his under the Dharma Productions’ banner ‘Drive’ too is in troubled waters. According to sources, the film’s producer Karan Johar is not happy with the end-product.
Reportedly, Karan had already sent back the film for re-shooting twice. But even after director Tarun Mansukhani re-shot portions of ‘Drive’, Karan remained unhappy. And since Karan is not willing to release it the way it has shaped up now, the future of the movie seems blurry.
‘Drive’, which was to release in 2017, was pushed to March 2018. That date too was postponed. The film is unlikely to meet its current release date in September 2018.
3/17Sunny Deol’s ‘Bhaiyyaji Superhitt’ may get further delayed?
Sunny Deol and Preity Zinta’s next ‘Bhaiyyaji Superhitt’ has been in the news for quite some time. The film which went on floors in 2013 has been facing delays for quite some time. After a long wait, recently there was news that the film might hit the screens in September but looks now the movie will get further delayed.
A close source to a tabloid revealed that there are not many takers for the film. The movie has been delayed a lot because of which it has got negative press. The source further said that the producers of the film are planning to move the film again because they are not getting a good release plan in place. Many big releases are also lined up and hence exhibitors are too not willing to give them the required screens.
In the film, Sunny Deol will be playing a double role for the first time on the big screen. Apart from Sunny Deol and Preity Zinta the film also stars Arshad Warsi, Shreyas Talpade, and Ameesha Patel.
4/17John Abraham’s ‘Parmanu: The Story Of Pokhran’ to release on May 25?
John Abraham’s upcoming film ‘Parmanu: The Story Of Pokhran’ is in the news for quite some time due to its legal spat with Prernaa Arora’s KriArj Entertainment. But looks like the war between both the production houses has finally come to an end. But looks like the war between both the houses has come to an end. According to reports, the Bombay High Court on Monday pointed out that KriArj had legal and valid rights of the film that couldn’t be taken away. Reports even have it that the court has advised both the production houses to resolve their differences and make way for the movie’s release.
Reportedly by Friday KriArj Entertainment will pay the balance amount due to John Abraham’s production house. The amount is reported to be around 10 crores.
‘Parmanu: The Story Of Pokhran’ was set to hit the screens on May 4. However, some trade experts from the industry reveal that the film might release on May 25. However official announcements are yet to be made.
‘Parmanu: The Story Of Pokhran’ is directed by Abhishek Sharma and is based on the nuclear bomb test explosions conducted by the Indian Army at Pokhran in 1998.
5/17Here’s why Rajkummar Rao starrer ‘Omerta’ might not release this week
Helmed by Hansal Mehta, Rajkummar Rao starrer ‘Omerta’ is one the most intense movies in the National award winning actor’s career so far. Venturing into the zone of terrorism, Hansal Mehta has taken a rather bold step of showing the audience what goes inside the mind of a terrorist. This is the first time when Rajkummar will be essaying the role of a ruthless terrorist.
‘Omerta’ will witness Rajkummar play British terrorist Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh as it traces his journey from his early days in London to executing journalist Daniel Pearl. However, while the audience was eagerly waiting to watch this intense tale on the big screen this weekend, looks like fans will have to wait a little longer to catch ‘Omerta’ onscreen.
As per reports, the film is apparently stuck due to the censor Board since it deals with a rather disturbing and sensitive subject of terrorism. The makers preferred not to comment on these reports. Considering the movie deals with a bold subject and has some violent scenes, Rajkummar Rao fears it might face trouble from the Central Board of Film Certification.