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Bollywood news on September 15: Anushka not to star in Adipurush, Khaali Peeli song Tehas Nehas and more

From Jaya Bachchan's speech to an update on Prabhas film Adipurush, here's what happened in tinsel town today.

Written by A. Kameshwari , Kriti Sonali | Updated: September 15, 2020 5:19:08 pm
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The Multiplex Association Of India on Tuesday urged the government to allow reopening of cinema halls on an urgent basis. They claimed the cinema exhibition industry “would have lost up to Rs 6,000 crores in 6 months of the lockdown.”

The full statement reads, “Films are the soft power of India and cinemas continue to be the main form of entertainment for millions of Indians. The cinema exhibition sector, comprising of close to 10,000 cinema screens across the country, is a critical part of a functioning and dynamic film industry. This is a sector which directly employs more than 2 lakh people while providing indirect employment to lakhs of people. Due to countrywide lockdowns, the cinema exhibition industry has run into an extremely adverse and hostile situation; it was the first sector to be shut down and will be the last sector to reopen.

Malls. Airlines, Railways, Retail, Restaurants, Gyms and many such services have already been restarted as part of ‘Unlock India’. In the recently announced ‘Unlock 4’, Bars and Metro services have also been permitted to reopen. Cinemas are equipped with better abilities to ensure crowd management in stringent hygienic environments while maintaining applicable social distancing norms. The following factors ensure the cinemas are always safe:

• Only paying patrons visit us unlike other activities where there are no entry tickets

• Movie show timings are staggered, therefore no crowd build-up

• Controlled and regulated entry and exits

• Availability of ample waiting areas

• Cinemas are professionally managed. Hence compliance to SOPs is assured

Countries such as China, Korea, France, UK, Italy, Spain, UAE, USA, Singapore, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and others have already opened cinemas to the public with the implementation of the highest degree of safety protocols and have seen an encouraging response from the audiences. Overall more than 85 countries have full reopened cinema across the globe.

Assigning top-most priority to the health and well-being of our guests and employees, we have developed and are ready to implement a safety plan with the most stringent SOP’s to ensure a safe, secure and hygienic cinema viewing experience for the movie lovers of our country.

GIVEN THE DIRE ECONOMIC IMPACT OF THE EPIDEMIC ON OUR SECTOR AND LIVELIHOODS OF PEOPLE, WE SINCERELY URGE THE GOVERNMENT OF INDIA TO ALLOW REOPENING OF CINEMAS ON AN URGENT BASIS.”

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17:13 (IST)15 Sep 2020
Twinkle Khanna wishes son Aarav a happy 18th
 
 
 
 
 
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Former actor and writer Twinkle Khanna took to Instagram to share a wonderful post on her son Aarav's 18th birthday. Sharing a photo from the celebration, Twinkle mentioned, "Happy 18th birthday Aarav! Here is something I had written for you once and to keep loosening the strings and finally cutting them off this year has not been easy. All these years you have been as much my teacher as I have been yours. I learned optimism, kindness and wonder from you as I taught you maths, a few manners and how to switch the lights off when you leave the room. But looking at you growing up and listening to you repeatedly tell me how much you are looking forward to your independence, I have started realizing that when you finally leave my home, my world and step into your own, my lights will go off automatically and my world will be filled with a bleak darkness. Though whenever you return for a visit, I will light numerous diyas and pretend that this is not a permanent power failure; we are just celebrating Diwali. I am already missing the little boy you were but am so proud of the man you have become. #MamaBear #MoustacheMusketeers."

16:30 (IST)15 Sep 2020
Anushka Sharma to star in Adipurush?

On Tuesday, a source close to Anushka Sharma confirmed that she is not a part of Prabhas film Adipurush.

The source said, “Anushka is raring to resume work immediately after her pregnancy and there will be big announcements in place as and when the time is appropriate but Adipurush definitely doesn’t feature in her plans. She was not involved in the project at all and thus, she is definitely not doing the film. As of now, she is soaking in all the happiness while expecting her first child. We think Anushka will be ready to shoot from the end of April next year. That’s what she has been aiming for.” READ MORE

16:17 (IST)15 Sep 2020
Vaani Kapoor, Huma Qureshi bond on Bell Bottom sets

Huma Qureshi shared happy pictures of herself and co-star Vaani Kapoor from the sets of their upcoming film Bell Bottom.

15:52 (IST)15 Sep 2020
Neetu Singh pens beautiful note for daughter Riddhima Sahni
 
 
 
 
 
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Wishing Riddhima Kapoor Sahni on her birthday, Neetu Singh wrote, "In my head she is my lil girl but what she has been for the past few months has been amazing !!! She has been strict at the same time always watched me like a hawk !! we have cried we have laughed played scrabble (most of the time she lost ) cannot be another like her. Happy big 40 cuteness"

14:34 (IST)15 Sep 2020
Anubhav Sinha, Taapsee Pannu support Jaya Bachchan's statement

Supporting Jaya Bachchan's statement in Rajya Sabha, Anubhav Sinha tweeted, "This is what having a spine is called." Soon, Taapsee Paanu posted on Twitter, "For we have always stood by the initiatives, causes and awareness campaigns. It’s time for payback. Hitting the nail on its head and how ! Yet again a woman from the industry spoke up."

13:54 (IST)15 Sep 2020
Jaya Bachchan: Government should help the entertainment industry

Actor-turned-politician Jaya Bachchan in Rajya Sabha asked the government to support the film industry.

Jaya said, "The entertainment industry has always come forward to help the government in whatever good work it takes up. If there is a national calamity, they give their services. Just because there are few people, you cannot tarnish the entire industry." She added that she was "embarrassed and ashamed" that one of the Lok Sabha members, who belongs to the film industry, spoke against the industry.

Also read | ‘Biting the hand that feeds you’: Jaya Bachchan on drug addiction in Bollywood claim

13:20 (IST)15 Sep 2020
Prakash Jha's Matto Ki Saikal to premiere at Busan Film Festival

Matto Ki Saikal, starring Prakash Jha in the lead role, will have its world premiere at the 25th Busan International Film Festival. Talking about his role in the film, Jha said, "I was surprised when they approached me for playing Matto. It is a beautiful story, almost heartbreaking but Matto is completely opposite to what I am in real life!"

12:55 (IST)15 Sep 2020
Khaali Peeli song Tehas Nehas is out!

Khaali Peeli song Tehas Nehas, featuring Ananya Panday and Ishaan Khatter, is crooned by Shekhar Ravjiani & Prakriti Kakar, composed by Vishal-Shekhar, and written by Kumaar.

12:03 (IST)15 Sep 2020
Watch | Hina Khan-Dheeraj Dhoopar's Humko Tum Mil Gaye

Hina Khan and Dheeraj Dhoopar's song Humko Tum Mil Gaye is out. Talking about the song, Hina Khan told indianexpress.com, "Besides being a romantic number, it has a very strong and meaningful message to share. It is something that many people need to see, especially during these times."

Click here to read more

11:42 (IST)15 Sep 2020
Preity Zinta tests negative for COVID-19

On Tuesday, Preity Zinta announced that she tested negative for coronavirus. Sharing a video on Instagram, the actor wrote, "3rd Covid test was done and the result was Negative. I’m so happy and relieved and grateful to this wonderful lady for being gentle while testing cuz it’s quite an experience getting a covid test. Now two more tests to go and 2 more days in quarantine. I’ve been so jet lagged that I got my quarantine days wrong. It’s #Day5 of Quarantine today."

11:14 (IST)15 Sep 2020
Sunny Kaushal all set to make his music video debut

After Vicky Kaushal's music video Pachtaoge, his brother Sunny Kaushal will be seen in a music video along with Neha Kakkar.

Sunny said in a statement, "When Bhushan sir called me for the song, I was really excited to be associated with T-Series. After listening to it, I got on board immediately, without a second thought. Neha and Jubin have sung the song so well that you can’t help but feel it completely. And I’ve always been a fan of Jaani, so I am really kicked about being a part of the song." He added, "This is the first thing I shot for after the lockdown, and it was so much fun to be back on set with such amazing people. Neha is an amazing performer and Arvindr Khera is a fabulous director. I couldn’t have asked for a better music video debut."

The song will be out on 18th September.

10:33 (IST)15 Sep 2020
Amaal Mallik 'working on the score' of Saina Nehwal biopic

Composer Amaal Mallik is working on the music of Saina Nehwal's biopic. He said he felt goosebumps because of "Manoj Muntashir's writing, Shreya Ghoshal's vocals and Parineeti Chopra's performance."

10:00 (IST)15 Sep 2020
Taapsee Pannu turns narrator for Samwaad

Taapsee Pannu has lent her voice to Kireet Khurana's short film Samwaad. Sharing the video on Instagram, Pannu wrote, "Because when you raise questions asking for better for your country it’s not anti national it’s coz you love your country and countrymen beyond all fears and feel it’s potential is still untapped. To the Largest Democracy of the world, let’s make sure we preserve our ‘rights’ and perform the ‘duties.'"

09:31 (IST)15 Sep 2020
Alia, Kareena, Ranbir celebrate Riddhima's birthday
 
 
 
 
 
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Family ❤️

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Alia Bhatt, Kareena Kapoor, Ranbir Kapoor and Karisma Kapoor attended Riddhima Kapoor Sahni's birthday bash.

09:23 (IST)15 Sep 2020
Shweta Singh Kirti posts adorable video of Sushant Singh Rajput
 
 
 
 
 
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What A Heartwarming Smile ❤️

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19:27 (IST)14 Sep 2020
Dharmendra celebrates Hindi Diwas

On the occasion of Hindi Diwas, Dharmendra shared a clip from his film Chupke Chupke.

19:09 (IST)14 Sep 2020
AR Rahman talks about the soundtrack of Rangeela

Music maestro AR Rahman says composing the music of his debut Hindi film Rangeela, which completes 25 years in cinema this month, felt like he was discovering something new. The 1995 film, which marked the arrival of Rahman in Bollywood, had seven songs composed by him including evergreen hits such as “Tanha Tanha,” “Rangeela Re” and “Kya Kare Kya Na Kare.” Read more

18:38 (IST)14 Sep 2020
Gauri Khan turns author
Gauri Khan's book, tentatively titled My Life In Design, will be released in 2021.
(Photo: Avinash Gowariker)

Gauri Khan is coming out with her first book on her journey as a designer and her design philosophy. Tentatively titled My Life In Design, it will hit book stores in 2021.

Gauri said in a statement, "I am extremely pleased to work with Penguin on this coffee-table book. There are several experiences in my journey as a designer that I would like to record for posterity. The book will be very visually appealing with exclusive pictures and information that I feel could guide aspiring designers or those who are just generally interested in the art of design. The lockdown has given me time to work on this coffee-table book, and I will be extremely happy to see it published soon."

18:03 (IST)14 Sep 2020
Sushant's brother-in-law shares 'sweet memory' of actor

Vishal Kirti took to his blog and wrote, "When Shweta and I started dating in college, Sushant, playing a typical protective brother, questioned my intentions for his sister. We assured him that we were serious about the relationship but he was only fully convinced when I came down from the US to marry Shweta in 2007, after a short stint with long distance relationship. Rest is history!"

17:35 (IST)14 Sep 2020
Khaali Peeli makers tweak Beyonce Sharma Jayegi song.

The makers of Khaali Peeli have changed the lyrics of Vishal-Shekhar composed track "Beyonce Sharma Jayegi" after netizens called it out for having racist undertones. Click here to read what’s new.

Sushant Singh Rajput's sister Shweta Singh Kirti on Tuesday took to social media and wrote, "United we stand, truth we demand! Only the truth is revolutionary....Sushant Singh Rajput is not a name, he is a revolution!!! #WeStayUnited4SSR"

She had earlier written, "No matter where we live... our hearts bleed to find the truth. Worldwide there is only one screaming question everyone has “What happened to our Sushant, what conspired that led to death of our bright Star?” This is Global movement for justice! #Flag4SSR"