Priyanka, Arjun, Ranveer-starrer Gunday goes to Dubai
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The trailer of Yash Raj Films' eagerly awaited film Gunday -- starring Priyanka Chopra, Arjun Kapoor and Ranveer Singh -- is all set to be unveiled at the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF).
Set for a December 13 launch, the do will be attended by director Ali Abbas Zafar (Mere Brother Ki Dulhan fame) at the Madinat theatre with his lead stars.
Gunday will be the first Indian film to have its trailer premier at DIFF, the official statement said.
The film is based in Kolkata in the 1970s and deals with the inseparable life of Bikram and Bala, who go from small-time coal thieves to becoming the most powerful black marketing mafia men.
Produced by Aditya Chopra, Gunday is slated to release worldwide on February 14.
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Image: Ranveer Singh and Arjun Kapoor in Gunday
Aditya Roy Kapur: I feel the pressure of losing stardom
Actor Aditya Roy Kapur, who has delivered hits Aashiqui 2 and Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, claims he feels the pressure of losing his newly acquired stardom.
His first hit film as a solo hero was Mohit Suri's Aashiqui 2 reportedly earned Rs 100 crore at the box office.
In Ranbir Kapoor-Deepika Padukone starrer Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, he was seen in a supporting role. This film grossed Rs 189 crore at the box office.
"There is a certain kind of expectation from me, so in that sense there is pressure. But I don't think about all this. I won't think about how much business my films will make.
"I am getting more recognition from people. Things have definitely changed after the success of these two films. I don't know if all this means that I am a star."
Aditya is now receiving a lot of offers, but he says he will take his time before accepting a project.
"There are lots of offers that I am getting. I can't complain. At times it is hard to say no to a film but that happens, because you can't do a film due to date issues," the 28-year-old actor said.
Image: Aditya Roy Kapur
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Arjun Kapoor's next film to be titled Tevar
Arjun Kapoor's next film, which is being produced by his father Boney Kapoor, is titled Tevar.
The film has now got a name as filmmaker Aditya Chopra decided to give away the title to the Kapoors.
"Boney Kapoor wanted the title Tevar, which he realised was with YRF as it was a favourite of Yashji's. When Arjun told Adi (Aditya) that they were keen to name the film Tevar, he gave him the title without any further delay," sources said.
Apparently, in this film, Arjun will be playing a regular college kid from Agra, who is a Kabaddi champion.
Remake of Telugu action film Okkadu, Tevar will be directed by debutant Amit Sharma and stars Sonakshi Sinha in the female lead.
The remake is all set to roll from January 2014.
Besides this project, Arjun has some interesting films in his kitty including Gunday, 2 States and Finding Fanny Fernandes.
Image: Arjun Kapoor
Not surprised with dad's Grammy nomination again: Anoushka Shankar
Anoushka Shankar, daughter of legendary sitarist Pandit Ravi Shankar, says she is not surprised that her father's album The Living Room Sessions Part 2 has received a posthumous nomination at 56th Grammy Awards.
The 32-year-old sitarist, who was very close to her father, said that all his albums were were incredibly beautiful.
"It's amazing and at the same time not surprising at all. It's overwhelmingly incredible as it is his first album since his death and it got the Grammy nod. All his albums were incredibly beautiful," Anoushka said.
The sitar maestro, who died last December at the age of 92, won the World Music album award last year for the first part of the album The Living Room Sessions Part 1.
The Grammy also honoured him with a posthumous lifetime achievement award, which was received on his behalf by daughters Anoushka and Norah Jones.
Anoushka, 32, feels the kind of albums his father made in his last days are made by only few people in the world as they are with no editing and layering.
"My dad hadn't recorded many albums recently. The last album was 14 years ago. Finally, he called Tanmoy Bose (tabla player) at our home in San Diego and in our living room he played with him over a couple of days. One of my dad's student did the recording. Those seven ragas that my dad played were split into two albums," she added.
The musician, who collaborated with her father many times, is sad that she was not involved in any of his last works.
"I wish I would have been because all these were solely music. I am hopeful that it wins a Grammy this year too," she said.
The 56th Annual Grammy Awards will be held on January 26, 2014, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Image: Anoushka Shankar
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Adventures of Hatim makers want Jeetendra for a cameo
The makers of Devon ke Dev... Mahadev are coming up with a new television show Adventures of Hatim and want to rope in veteran actor Jeetendra for a cameo.
"Jeetendraji has won hearts as Hatim Tai and if he becomes the part of the show, nothing like it. However, there is no surety whether he would agree to be a part of the show or not," sources said.
Earlier, Jeetendra had done the title role in movie Hatim Tai, which was based on the life story of Hatim al-Tai.
The show is expected to be aired on television from December 28 on Life OK channel.
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar