Latest Bollywood News Today Transcript at 11:30 AM on 19 July 2023
In our top story. Director Onir took to Twitter on Tuesday, 18th July, and wrote about film clashes at the box office. Onir’s tweet comes a day after filmmaker Karan Johar had subtly hinted that he was upset about Sriram Raghavan announcing the release date of his upcoming film Merry Christmas on December 15th, which clashes with Karan’s Yodha. Onir wrote – “Big Bollywood releases get so upset when there is another big budget release the same day and they talk about how we should all care for each other in the industry but don’t think for a second when they deprive a small budget indie film of a tiny number of good shows to survive.”
Moving on. The third song of Karan Johar’s upcoming film, Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani, titled ‘Ve Kamleya’ was launched on Tuesday, 18th July. Starring Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt, the song is an emotional number that opens with the two lead characters sharing a moment as they reaffirm their love for each other. The music video has them remembering their moments of love, but the lyrics suggest that this song comes at a crucial juncture of the film where their relationship is being put to the test. Composed by Pritam, with lyrics by Amitabh Bhattacharya, Ve Kamleya has been sung by Arijit Singh and Shreya Ghoshal. Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani will release theatrically on July 28.
The highly anticipated film Oh My God 2, starring Akshay Kumar and Pankaj Tripathi, unveiled its first devotional song titled ‘Oonchi Oonchi Waadi’ on Tuesday, 18th July. The song pays homage to Lord Shiva. The music is composed by Hansraj Raghuwanshi, Raahi, and Dj strings, and Raghuwanshi has also sung it. The song’s video opens with Pankaj Tripathi’s character, a devout follower of Lord Shiva, praying in a serene temple setting. He shows his unwavering devotion by singing bhajans and cleaning the temple halls in his free time. OMG 2 will hit the screens on August 11. Sunny Deol and Ameesha Patel’s Gadar 2 releases on the same day, leading to a box office clash.
Meanwhile, on her 41st birthday, Priyanka Chopra Jonas was showered with love and heartfelt birthday wishes from her family and friends on social media. The star’s cousin, Parineeti Chopra, took to Instagram to share a beautiful picture from her engagement ceremony with Raghav Chadha, along with an emotional message for her beloved sister. Addressing Priyanka lovingly, Parineeti wrote – “Happiest birthday Mimi didi. Thank you for everything you do. I love you.” Priyanka’s mother, Dr Madhu Chopra, joined in the celebrations and shared pictures of the actor from her childhood while extending her warmest wishes. Not only her family but also several Bollywood stars, including Anushka Sharma and Kareena Kapoor Khan, extended their birthday greetings to Priyanka.
Actor Taapsee Pannu recently spoke about her upcoming film ‘Dunki’. The actor conducted an ‘Ask Me Anything’ session on Instagram during which she answered several fan questions. When one fan asked Pannu about an update on ‘Dunki’, in reply she shared a video in which she said, “For more details, I think you should ask Rajkumar Hirani, the director of the film. I think only he knows what exactly is happening and when the first look will come out. I’m just happy that I’m a part of that film.” Helmed by Rajkumar Hirani, the film stars Shah Rukh Khan and Taapsee Pannu in the lead roles, marking their first collaboration together. The official release date of the film is still awaited.
Meanwhile, Kiara Advani could have played Rupa in Aamir Khan’s Laal Singh Chaddha had she nailed her audition. The actor recently revealed that she auditioned for the movie unknowingly, but she never got the part. In an interview with Film Companion, Kiara shared, “At the time I didn’t know it was for this film. I don’t want to see that audition though. I think I was terrible. I realised much later it was for Laal Singh Chaddha.” Earlier Aamir Khan had revealed they were looking for a younger actor to essay the role. But they ended up signing Kareena Kapoor Khan for the role. Kareena had told PTI – “It is possibly the only film I’ve auditioned for.”
Talented, good looking and always speaking their mind – Richa Chadha and Ali Fazal are like two peas in a pod. The two struck a close bond during the shoot of Fukrey and started dating soon after. The couple married last October. In a conversation with The Quint, she shared meeting Ali at a casting director’s office and found him to be attractive. However, when they came across each other on Fukrey’s set, the other actors were always busy, and that got them spending time together. She realised how they came from the ‘same planet and had many common connections’. Richa Chadha will be next seen in Sanjay Leela Bhansal’s Heera Mandi.
Lastly, film veteran Raghubir Yadav equates understanding the soul of a character to a “spiritual journey”. In a recent interview with PTI, he shared – “Acting is a very dangerous term for me, I dislike it. For me, it is about understanding the character and getting closer to the role. You need to feel the character and capture its soul. I enjoy getting into the depth.” The actor will next be seen in “Minus 31 – The Nagpur Files”, a thriller movie directed by Pratik Moitro. Yadav plays the role of a former police officer, whose daughter, also a police officer essayed by Rucha Inamdar, is investigating a murder.
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