Wednesday, March 04, 2015
Australia set a new World Cup record of highest team total with 417-6 as beat Afghanistan by 275 runs in pool A clash. It was the biggest margin of victory by runs in the history of World Cup. David Warner’s 178 runs from 133 balls, Steve Smith’s passionate 95-run innings and Glenn Maxwell’s 39-ball 88 innings helped Australia to score 400 plus runs. Both Warner and Smith added 260 runs in the second wicket stand. It was the record Australian partnership for any wicket.
Afghanistan were bowled out for 142. They were dominant by Australian bowlers. Mitchell Johnson caused the main havoc in the Afghanistan batting line up taking 4 wickets for 22 while Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood took two wickets apiece.
Australia broke the previous record of 413-5 made by India against Bermuda in 2007. Their score was the third 400 plus runs in this tournament after South Africa’s 408-5 and 411-4 against West Indies and Ireland respectively.
It looks like that movie goers very soon can see the much anticipated on screen chemistry between Salman Khan and Deepika Padukone. Rumor has it that they will work together in Yash Raj Films’ “Sultan” that will be directed by Ali Abbas Zafar.
Shooting of this film was reportedly slated to go on floors this year as it was aiming to release during Eid 2016, but due to Salman’s packed schedule for Prem Ratan Dhan Payo and Bajrangi Bhaijaan the shooting was pushed further.
A lot of rumors were created regarding the casting of the female lead role of the film. It is speculated that Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma were approached for the same role before Deepika Padukone. It was also reported that Deepika repeatedly turned down the offer as she was pretty close to Shah Rukh Khan. However, she denied the rumor saying she would love to work with him.
Other reports claimed that the “Kick” star was so impressed with the script that he without any delay agreed to do this sports based film.
Bollywood actor, Aamir Khan, has decided to launch the trailer of the film ‘Margarita with a Straw’ starring Kalki Koechlin. Kalki Koechlin’s extraordinary performance in this coming of age film will make audience smile in the end.
Directed by Shonali Bose, this film has been premiered in the international film festivals and received good reviews from people who have seen it across the globe.
After watching this movie, Aamir’s first reaction to the director was “India must see this - what can I do!” which reminds Shonali the statement given by Cameron Bailey who said “this film will transform the way people see the world.”
It is obviously a big advantage for any movie maker to get support from big stars like Aamir Khan in his or her work. Aamir’s decision to launch the film’s trailer and poster will encourage Indian audience to watch the film on theatre. By watching the film, they can also realize why the actor and people from across the world have praised highly about this film.
The launch event is scheduled to take place on March 4.
Monday, March 02, 2015
Bollywood actor, Salman Khan, went under tests for swine flu. The good thing is that the actor was tested negative for the H1N1 Virus. While shooting for Sooraj Barjatya’s ‘Prem Ratan Dhan Payo’, he came in close contact with the actress who was diagnosed with the flu. So, he had the threat of being infected with the virus.
It is thought that she got infected with the virus from his physical fitness trainer who too was reportedly tested positive. Other big names who have been diagnosed with this virus are filmmaker-producer Vidhu Vinod Chopra, wife Anupama Chopra and their son.
The 29-year-old actress is now admitted to Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani hospital in Mumbai. Because of her sickness, shooting is stop now. The film’s shooting is expected to start after she recovers from her illness.
Neil Nitin Mukesh, Swara Bhaskar and Armaan Kohli are other actors to play key roles in this film. Reportedly Himesh Reshammiya has composed the music. This film may have no item number.
Shah Rukh Khan’s next film that will be directed by Rohit Shetty has been titled ‘Dilwale’. It is said that the film will go on floor this month.
There were much speculations about the title of the film. After the success of their last movie ‘Chennai Express’ some reports suggested that their next film might be called ‘Punjab Express’.
Shah Rukh Khan and Rohit Shetty have met the director of 1994 Bollywood film Dilwale, Harry Baweja, and acquired the rights to the title. Harry Baweja directed Dilwale starred Ajay Devgn, Suniel Shetty, and Ranveena Tandon.
Shah Rukh Khan has only been cast for the male lead role. Casting of many actors is yet to be announced. It is heard that many actors have been approached. If they sign on agreement, their names will be announced.
While attending at a press conference of a reality show, Rohit Shetty assured his fans by saying that he would announce the list of the entire cast as early as possible.
It has been reported that Shah Rukh Khan will play the role of a 17-year old boy in his upcoming movie ‘Fan’. However, the Bollywood actor has taken to social networking site Twitter to deny the rumor. He claimed the reports to be false.
The actor has also been reported for his cast in Rohit Shetty’s next movie which will be a remake of ‘Chalti ka Naam Gaadi’. Kajol will reportedly be cast as the female lead role opposite King Khan. If the reports are to be believed then this film will feature 17 big superstars including Varun Dhawan and Kriti Sanon.
It was thought that the actor, at a press conference of his upcoming television show ‘India Poochega – Sabse Shaana Kaun’, released a statement where he talked about his new role. He said he would be seen playing the role of a 17 year old teenager and to get the look, he would take help of prosthetics make up or VFX.
Sunday, March 01, 2015
Rumor floating in the air was that Bollywood actor, Aamir Khan, would make debut in Tamil movie with Shankar’s Enthiran 2. However, the actor has denied the rumor saying he will not feature in the Tamil film, as he is dedicated to a Hindi film.
Shankar had reportedly approached the Bollywood Superstar to be a part of the sequel of Enthiran. It is not yet sure if the director wanted to cast both Rajinikanth and Aamir Khan in the same film.
As Aamir has turned down the offer, it will be interesting to see who will be the next actor to be approached by Shankar for the role. Sources close to the director have revealed that shooting of this film will start this year.
There were also rumors regarding the casting of female lead role in Enthiran 2. Two actresses’ name- Katrina Kaif and Aishwarya Rai, can be heard as the possible heroine for the sequel. No official confirmation about the project has been announced. Now, fans are eagerly waiting to hear some official news straight from Shankar.