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Bollywood news on October 6: Ayushmann Khurrana begins prep for Abhishek Kapoor’s next, Kajal Aggarwal to tie knot

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Written by Kriti Sonali , Priyanka Sharma | Mumbai | Updated: October 6, 2020 5:32:48 pm
ayushmann khurrana abhishek kapoor film prepAyushmann Khurrana has shared a picture from his preparation for his next with director Abhishek Kapoor. (Photo: Instagram/ayushmannkhurrana)

The government on Tuesday announced the Standard Operating Procedure for the resumption of cinema halls from October 15 across the country. Information and Broadcasting minister Prakash Javadekar tweeted the list of precautionary measures including, alternate seating, mandatory use of masks and sanitisers and encouraged use of digital mode of ticket payment, to be applied by theatre owners to ensure the safety of viewers that includes

The government has also made use and installation of Aarogya Setu app advisable, while discouraging audience to move during intermission. Also included in the guidelines is regular cleaning and disinfection of the box office, and other areas of theatres and sufficient opening of counters of the box office. Floor markers should be used for physical distancing for queue management and only packaged food and beverages shall be allowed and delivery inside the halls will be prohibited, read the SOP.

Thermal screening should be carried out allowing only asymptomatic individuals inside the hall, while contact number of audience members shall be taken for contact tracing. The government further said that any kind of COVID-19 stigmatisation will be dealt with strictly.

If any person is found coronavirus positive, the hall premises will need to be disinfected, while PSA’s (public service announcements) on wearing masks and physical distancing should be made before and after the film’s screening and during intermission.

The government last week announced the re-opening of cinema halls at 50 per cent occupancy in a huge relief to exhibitors, theatre owners and the Hindi film fraternity, who had been rallied for the resumption of cinemas for weeks citing that the six month lockdown had wrecked havoc with the business, causing severe loss of livelihood.

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17:32 (IST)06 Oct 2020
Team Bell Bottom expresses gratitude to producer Vashu Bhanani for safe shooting during pandemic

Days after makers announced completion of Bell Bottom shooting, producers Jackky Bhagnani and Deepshikha Deshmukh took to social media to thank co-producer Vashu Bhagnani for ensuring a smooth and safe working schedule for the team in the UK amid coronavirus pandemic.

Vashu, Jackky and Deepshikha have produced Bell Bottom under their banner Pooja Entertainment. The team including the cast and crew headed back to India after completing the shoot a few days ago. The movie has been shot in the highlands of Scotland and will have a theatrical release on April 2, 2021.

16:02 (IST)06 Oct 2020
Ajay Devgn's brother Anil Devgn passes away
15:32 (IST)06 Oct 2020
Sonam Kapoor posts birthday wish for Rhea Kapoor's filmmaker beau Karan Boolani

Karan Boolani last directed Netflix's series Selection Day that premiered on December 28, 2018.

14:39 (IST)06 Oct 2020
Harshvardhan Rane tests positive for coronavirus
14:34 (IST)06 Oct 2020
Dharamshala International Film Festival goes online

The ninth edition of the Dharamshala International Film Festival (DIFF), which is going online this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, announced its initial lineup of six feature documentaries and four narrative features on Monday. The festival, slated to take place from October 29 to November 4, will screen documentaries such as 76 Days, Pearl of the Desert, A Rifle and a Bag, The Kingmaker, Softie, Welcome to Chechnya and feature narratives Corpus Christie, Identifying Features, Air Conditioner and Shell and Joint.

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14:27 (IST)06 Oct 2020
Ayushmann Khurrana begins prep for Abhishek Kapoor's next
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It’s going to be a different me in this different film. Movie prep going strong 💪 @gattukapoor

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Ayushmann Khurrana is set to begin shooting for Abhishek Kapoor's next in Chandigarh in a few weeks.The yet-untitled film also stars Vaani Kapoor.

13:16 (IST)06 Oct 2020
Mirzapur 2 trailer is out

Amazon Prime Video today unveiled the trailer for the much-awaited second season of Original Series Mirzapur, which will stream from October 23. Produced and created by Excel Media and Entertainment, the 10-part new season of the hinterland crime drama will reveal what happened to the infamous residents of Mirzapur, following the aftermath of a shocking season one finale. The new storyline dives deeper into the murky and rustic world of guns, drugs and lawlessness and traverses through myriad layers of vengeance, conspiracies, romance, drama and the formidable women power in the terrains of Mirzapur.

It stars Ali Fazal, Shweta Tripathi, Pankaj Tripathi, Divyendu Sharmaa, Shriya Pilgaonkar, Rasika Duggal and Rajesh Tailang.

The narrative of Mirzapur S2 will unfold through the lens of popular characters from the first season played by Pankaj Tripathi, Ali Fazal , Divyenndu, Shweta Tripathi Sharma , Rasika Dugal , Harshita Shekhar Gaur , Amit Sial, Anjum Sharma, Sheeba Chaddha, Manu Rishi Chadha and Rajesh Tailang. Fans can also look forward to some interesting twists in the plot essayed by the new talent Vijay Varma, Priyanshu Painyuli, and Isha Talwar among others. Prime members in India and in more than 200 countries and territories can finally know the answer to Kaun Lega Mirzapur?, meaning ‘who will take the reins of Mirzapur?’ on October 23, 2020.

12:55 (IST)06 Oct 2020
Mirzapur 2 trailer to drop today

The traile of the much-awaited Mirzapur season two will be launched today and the cast has already gotten together to talk to the press about the upcoming season. Catch all the live updates from the press conference here

12:49 (IST)06 Oct 2020
Halal Love Story to release on Amazon Prime Video

Malayalam comedy-drama Halal Love Story is set to premiere on Amazon Prime Video on October 15. Directed by Zakariya Mohammed, the film stars Indrajith Sukumaran, Parvathy Thiruvothu, Joju George, Soubin Shahir, Grace Antony and Sharafudheen.

Calling the movie a “rib-tickling” comedy, Zakariya said in a statement, “We have seen immense excitement amongst the audience for the release of the film. Working with this phenomenal ensemble cast has been a wonderful experience.”

12:48 (IST)06 Oct 2020
Varun Dhawan shares sun-kissed picture
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On the work front. Varun Dhawan has teamed up with Bala director Amar Kaushik for his next.

12:48 (IST)06 Oct 2020
Varun Dhawan shares sun-kissed picture
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On the work front. Varun Dhawan has teamed up with Bala director Amar Kaushik for his next.

11:51 (IST)06 Oct 2020
Shweta Tripathi undergoes gun training for Mirzapur 2

Ahead of the launch of Mirzapur 2 trailer, actor Shweta Tripathi has shared that she will be seen doing heavy-duty action in the upcoming season for which she had to undergo intense gun training.

“I still remember the first time I held a gun; the loud shook me completely. I knew right then that I had to train for this. We used real guns and so I worked with stunt director Manohar Verma for the next 10 days at his training arcade near Film City. I used to take Cheeta (Chaitnya Sharma, husband) on training sessions and he was supremely excited to see me push the boundaries and prepare for Golu 2.0. I used to put on earplugs and music while training. The real confidence came on the set," Shweta said in a statement.

11:43 (IST)06 Oct 2020
Kajal Aggarwal to tie knot
20:18 (IST)05 Oct 2020
Poison 2 trailer is out

The trailer of the second season of ZEE5 series Poison is out. Directed by Vishal Pandya and produced by Panorama Entertainment & Bombay Media Works, Poison 2 stars Aftab Shivdasani, Zain Imam, Raai Laxmi, Pooja Chopra & Rahul Dev, Vin Rana, Asmita Sood, Gaurav Sharma, Taher Shabbir, Sakshi Pradhan, Joy Sengupta and Pawan Chopra. It will premiere on October 16 on ZEE5.

20:09 (IST)05 Oct 2020
Siddhant Chaturvedi treats fans to his melodious voice
19:51 (IST)05 Oct 2020
Pooja Bedi's e-commerce site hacked

Pooja Bedi took to Twitter to share that her e-commerce website registered in Goa has been hacked. The actor also shared that she filed a complaint with Goa police's Cyber Crime Cell. Pooja tweeted, "Dear @DGP_Goa, my ecommerce website HACKED AGAIN last night & this time they state if i don't pay ransom, they will sell DRUGS on my website. I have registered FIR in old goa police cyber cell last week but no action from cops. My company regd in Goa @goacm."

19:28 (IST)05 Oct 2020
Laal Singh Chaddha team to employ women-driven Sakha cabs

Aamir Khan is currently in Delhi shooting for his upcoming movie Laal Singh Chaddha. He has instructed the film's team to employ women-driven Sakha cabs for the entire Delhi schedule. On his show Satyamev Jayate, Aamir first had appreciated Sakha cabs for providing employment opportunities to women who have been victims of domestic violence.

17:59 (IST)05 Oct 2020
'We believe in you God'
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Har Har Mahadev! 🔱 We believe in you God! 🙏🌺🙏 #AllEyesOnCBI

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Sushant Singh Rajput's sister Shweta Singh Kirti shared a photo of the late actor and wrote, 'Har Har Mahadev! 🔱 We believe in you God! 🙏🌺🙏 #AllEyesOnCBI.'

17:38 (IST)05 Oct 2020
Actor Vishal Anand passes away

Veteran Bollywood actor Vishal Anand, known for 70s movies like Chalte Chalte and Taxi Driver, passed away on Sunday. The news was confirmed by popular actor and former VJ Purab Kohli, who is Anand's nephew. READ MORE

Bollywood stars are slowly getting back to sets to finish their pending projects that had halted after the coronavirus-induced lockdown in March. While Salman Khan has begun shooting for a song for his upcoming film, Radhe, with co-star Disha Patani, Shilpa Shetty has taken off to Manali with the cast of Hungama 2 to complete the film. According to director Priyadarshan, only 12 day-shoot is left. The film also stars Meezaan, Paresh Rawal and Pranitha Shubhash.