THUGS OF HINDOSTAN
It is a period action-adventure film, written and directed by Vijay Krishna Acharya. The film stars Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan, Katrina Kaif and Fatima Sana Shaikh.
The film’s plot is based on Philip Meadows Taylor’s 1839 novel Confessions of a thug, about a Thug called Ameer Ali, whose gang of thugs posed a serious challenge to the British Empire in India (then known as Hindustan or Hindostan) during the early 19th century. The film tells a fictional story set between 1790 and 1805.
It is a period thriller film directed by Meghna Gulzar and produced by Karan Johar. It features Alia Bhatt and Vicky Kaushal in lead roles. The film is an adaptation of Harinder Sikka’s novel Calling Sehmat, about a Kashmiri spy married to a Pakistani man during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971.
Principal photography of the film began in July, 2017 in Mumbai and the shooting was wrapped up recently. The film is scheduled for release on 11 May 2018.
Ranveer Singh will soon be seen in his cop avatar in the action flick Simmba, being directed by Rohit Shetty and co-produced by Karan Johar.
Stating that a masala entertainer is something he was longing to do, he adds: “After Gully Boy I have Rohit Shetty. It’s a full on masala entertainer, which is something I have been wanting to do for such a long time. It’s got all the ingredients- action, comedy, drama, romance, Songs. All the good stuff that goes into a Rohit Shetty film,”
STUDENT OF THE YEAR 2
Student of the Year 2 is directed by Punit Malhotra. It is a sequel to the 2012 film, Student of the Year. The film is distributed by Fox Star Studios and produced by Karan Johar, Hiroo Yash Johar and Apoorva Mehta under the banner of Dharma Productions.
The film stars Tiger Shroff in the lead role and is scheduled for release in 2018. Ananya Pandey will be seen in a key role and music for the movie is by Vishal-Shekhar.
Shah Rukh Khan, the ‘baadshah’ of Bollywood, is back with Zero, a romantic drama written by Himanshu Sharma and directed by Anand L Rai.
The film was jointly produced by Rai and Red Chillies Entertainment’s Gauri Khan. Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma are the lead ladies. The plot follows Khan as a man with dwarfism, who falls in love with a superstar played by Kaif. Sharma portrays a character of a girl with intellectual disability.
Kedarnath is written, directed and co-produced by Abhishek Kapoor. It features Sushant Singh Rajput and Sara Ali Khan in the lead roles which marks the latter’s debut in acting.
The film is scheduled to release on 21 December 2018 and set to be clash with Shah Rukh Khan’s Zero.
VEERE DI WEDDING
It is a female buddy comedy film, directed by Shashanka Ghosh. The film is co-produced by Rhea Kapoor, Ekta Kapoor and Nikhil Dwivedi and stars Kareena Kapoor, Sonam Kapoor, Swara Bhaskar and Shikha Talsania in lead roles, as four friends attending a wedding.
The film stars Rani Mukerji in the lead role of a teacher having Tourette syndrome. The movie is directed by Sidharth P Malhotra and produced by Maneesh Sharma under the banner of Yash Raj Films.
The film is an adaptation of Hollywood film Front of the Class (2008), which itself was based on the book, Front of the Class: How Tourette Syndrome Made Me the Teacher I Never Had by Brad Cohen, of which Yash Raj Films acquired the rights.