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Written by A. Kameshwari , Kriti Sonali | New Delhi | Updated: October 1, 2020 8:48:47 pm
Shahid resumes JerseyMusic composers Sachet–Parampara took to their Instagram account to share the news that Shahid Kapoor and Mrunal Thakur starrer Jersey's shoot is resuming today. (Photo: Sachet-Parampara/ Instagram)

After almost seven months of remaining shut, cinema halls will finally reopen on October 15. The announcement was made as part of the Union Home Ministry’s Unlock 5.0 guidelines on Wednesday. Under this, theaters will be permitted to open outside containment zones with up to 50 per cent of their seating capacity. This has come as a welcome relief to exhibitors and theater owners.

Reacting to the news, film exhibitor Akshaye Rathi, who has a chain of cinemas across Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, told, “I could cry right! This is such big news for us. Finally, after months of dejection, we got this. Of course, now individual states have to decide but finally, the ball has got rolling. There’s some beginning. We now wait for the I&B Ministry to lay out the guidelines.”

PVR Cinemas CEO Kamal Gianchandani wrote on Twitter, “Heartfelt gratitude to @HMOIndia @MIB_India for allowing cinemas to reopen October 15 onwards. Urge State Governments to allow reopening in their States, on urgent basis. Early opening will lead to a quick recovery from the dire economic impact of the epidemic.”

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While producers are looking forward to films returning to cinema halls, Akshay Kumar on Thursday announced the wrap up of the shoot of Bellbottom. The movie had a start-to-finish schedule in the UK during the coronavirus pandemic. Akshay Kumar said, “It is teamwork and I am grateful to each and every member of the cast and crew from the spot dadas to the light dadas to the technicians to the make-up dadas to my lovely heroines Vaani, Lara, Huma, my director Ranjit and to Vashuji and the production team who believed in our audacious plan. The new normal has made us realise a different way of working that none of us could have imagined. I hope this encourages film industries globally to do what they do best and start entertaining audiences again. I hope our shoot during the pandemic reassures others that keeping all safety in mind, it’s time to get things moving again.”

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20:48 (IST)01 Oct 2020
Masked Salman Khan all set for Bigg Boss 14
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"#BigBoss14 coming to you this weekend...," wrote host Salman Khan along with a photo of himself on the set of Bigg Boss 14.

20:10 (IST)01 Oct 2020
Anurag Kashyap questioned for eight hours

Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap has left Versova police station after more than eight hours of questioning in connection with sexual assault case.

19:20 (IST)01 Oct 2020
Irrfan Khan's wife Sutapa on the insider-outsider debate

A portion of Sutapa Sikdar's Facebook post read, "It’s a simple thing no one owns Bollywood until or unless you think there are some people who own this industry. The Bollywood couldn’t do a shit about Irrfan getting Hollywood offers." In the end, she wrote, "Ps: please don’t remark without reading the whole post. Pss: it has nothing to do with SSR."

19:07 (IST)01 Oct 2020
Priyanka Chopra set to launch her memoir, Unfinished
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We all have a journey and a story to tell. #unfinished

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"We all have a journey and a story to tell. #unfinished," wrote Priyanka Chopra as she shared a series of posts on her Instagram account.

18:35 (IST)01 Oct 2020
Rekha features in Ghum Hain Kisi Ke Pyaar Mein's promo

Ghum Hain Kisi Ke Pyaar Mein is set to hit the small screen on October 5, and the Star Plus show's promo features veteran actor Rekha.

18:02 (IST)01 Oct 2020
Ram Gopal Varma shares Disha Encounter trailer

Sharing a trailer of film Disha Encounter, Ram Gopal Varma wrote, "The latest brutal rape and murder in UP is a stark reminder of NIRBHAYA in DELHI and DISHA in HYDERABAD..DISHA ENCOUNTER film tries to answer the questions on why this keeps on happening."

17:30 (IST)01 Oct 2020
Mirzapur 2 teaser

    View this post on Instagram         when the city is yours to rule, you can change the rules. #mirzapur2 trailer out on 6th oct @yehhaimirzapur @excelmovies @pankajtripathi @divyenndu @faroutakhtar @ritesh_sid #PuneetKrishna @gurmmeetsingh @mihirbd @vineetkrishna01A post shared by amazon prime video IN (@primevideoin) on Oct 1, 2020 at 2:32am PDTThe makers of Mirzapur Season 2 today dropped an exciting video featuring deadly father-son duo of Kaleen Bhaiya (Pankaj Tripathi) and Munna Tripathi (Divyenndu). In the intense clip, we see the King and Prince of Mirzapur talk about the rules of the land and how they can easily be changed as per the ruler's wish. READ MORE

17:05 (IST)01 Oct 2020
Radhika Apte shares a glimpse of her character in A Call to Spy
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#acalltospy ❤️ @acalltospy #lydiapilcher @sarahmeganthomas @drstanakatic

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Radhika Apte-starrer A Call to Spy is all set to release in theaters and VOD on October 2 in the US. On Thursday, Radhika shared a trailer of the film in which she plays Noor Inayat Khan.

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16:44 (IST)01 Oct 2020
It’s a wrap for Akshay Kumar-starrer Bellbottom

Sharing a new poster on Instagram, Akshay Kumar on Thursday announced that the shooting of Bollywood movie Bellbottom has been completed. READ MORE

16:26 (IST)01 Oct 2020
Kangana Ranaut resumes Thalaivi shoot

Kangana Ranaut tweeted, "Dear friends today is a very special day, resuming work after 7 months, travelling to southern India for my most ambitious bilingual project THALAIVI, need your blessings in these testing times of a pandemic. P.S just clicked these morning selfies hope you all like them."

15:32 (IST)01 Oct 2020
Shahid Kapoor, Mrunal Thakur starrer Jersey resumed shooting
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Music composers Sachet–Parampara took to their Instagram account to share the news that Shahid Kapoor and Mrunal Thakur starrer Jersey's shoot is resuming today. The post read, "#jersey shoot resuming today 🌺Wishing you two @shahidkapoor @mrunalofficial2016 and our entire team ALL THE VERY BEST ❤️❤️ Yesterday we got good news of Theatre Openings from October 15 at 50 percent capacity! Hope we keep getting even more positive news 🎉❤️ #GowtamTinnanuri @gowtamnaidu @siddharthgarima @amanthegill #sachettandon #sachetparampara #paramparathakur #shahidkapoor #MrunalThakur ❤️❤️❤️."

15:15 (IST)01 Oct 2020
SSR's sister Shweta Singh Kirti is 'hopeful'

Sushant Singh Rajput's sister Shweta Singh Kirti shared on her social media accounts, "We have faith in CBI, we are an inch closer to finding the truth! Next few days are crucial... We might hear some good news. Very hopeful. I know God is with us for sure. We are calling it #Revolution4SSR ARE YOU WITH US??"

14:57 (IST)01 Oct 2020
Dilip Kumar on his ancestral house in Peshawar

A recent post on Dilip Kumar's Twitter account read, "#DilipKumar's sentiments on his ancestral house in #Peshawar. (2011) -FF 1/n I am at once full of fond remembrances of my parents, grandparents and numerous uncles, aunts and cousins who filled the house with the sounds of their chatter and hearty laughter. 2/n My mother who was frail and delicate was always in the spacious kitchen of the house and as a little boy I would wait for her to finish her chores so that I could just sit by her side and gaze at her beautiful face. 3/n I have memories of the sitting room where the family gathered for high tea in the evenings, the large room where the ladies prayed, the terrace, the bedrooms, everything. 4/n I can vividly recall the piggy rides on my grandfather’s back and the scary stories my grandmother cooked up to forbid me from wandering out of the house alone. 5/n I have lovely memories of Qissa Khwani Bazaar, where I received my first lessons in story telling, which later provided the impetus to choose meaty stories and scripts for my work. 6/6 Every day as the trading closed in the market of Qissa Khwani Bazaar, a story teller would sit in the centre of the square narrating stories of valour and victory, deceit and retribution which I would listen to with wide- eyed attention, seated next to my father and uncles."

14:27 (IST)01 Oct 2020
Farhan Akhtar shares his reaction on being linked to Sushant's death case

Farhan Akhtar took to Twitter to post, "For the record: I have no person named Keshav working at mine. Unsurprisingly, another lie by a fake news channel famous for peddling lies. Please stop being so gullible. Just because a guy screams it out on TV doesn’t make it true."

14:07 (IST)01 Oct 2020
I am brown and happy: Chitrangda Singh
(Photo: Chitrangda Singh/ Instagram)

Weighing in on the colourism debate post Suhana Khan's recent Instagram post, Chitrangda Singh has shared a picture of herself on Instagram and emphasised the need to end colour prejudice. Sharing a collage of four pictures, Chitrangda captioned it, 'Am brown n happy'.

13:40 (IST)01 Oct 2020
Anurag Kashyap appears before Mumbai Police for questioning in rape case

Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap on Thursday appeared before Mumbai Police for questioning in a rape case filed against him by an actress. This came days after the actress accused the police of showing a lack of urgency in investigating her complaint. READ MORE

19:09 (IST)30 Sep 2020
John Abraham and Vidyut Jammwal's Force completes 9 years

Nishikant Kamat directorial Force, starring John Abraham, Genelia D’Souza and Vidyut Jammwal completes 9 years of its release today. On the special occasion, film's producer Vipul Shah shared, "Force revolutionised the kind of action that we used to see on the big screen. All of us, including John, Vidyut, Genelia and the late director Nishikant, had an amazing time working on the film and I can’t believe it’s been 9 years since the film’s release." 

After the success of Force, the second installment of the franchise, Force 2, released in 2016. 

17:15 (IST)30 Sep 2020
Ali Abbas Zafar on Khaali Peeli: Wanted the film to come in theaters

In conversation with, Khaali Peeli producer Ali Abbas Zafar said, "I wanted the film to come in theaters. You have to understand that cinema is made for the big screen. When we started work on Khaali Peeli and Maqbool got the script, the idea was to work with young actors, but the vision was to make a quintessential Indian film which has songs, dance, emotion and comedy, and that’s what comes across in the teaser, trailer and songs. The idea was to take it to a big screen and then the whole Covid-19 situation happened."

"We held on to the film for a really long time. Zee is a big studio. They have a big distribution wing. We had discussions with them. We had discussions with other people in the business, and we learnt that the situation right now with regards to the box office and theaters looks bleak. We don’t know when theaters will open, and even if they open, we don’t know to what capacity will they open," he concluded.

Also read | Ali Abbas Zafar: Khaali Peeli is a clean family film

16:54 (IST)30 Sep 2020
Arjun Mathur on International Emmy nomination

Arjun Mathur has been nominated in the best performance by an actor category for Made in Heaven at the 2020 International Emmy Awards.

Mathur, who learnt about being nominated through actor Sayani Gupta, told PTI, "The last two-three days are blurry, slowly it has started to sink in.”

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The audience will get to watch two films this weekend. While Sudhir Mishra and Nawazuddin Siddiqui's Serious Men starts streaming on Netflix from October 2, Ishaan Khatter and Ananya Panday starrer Khaali Peeli will have a digital release on Zee Plex on the same day. Speaking about producing Khaali Peeli, filmmaker Ali Abbas Zafar said, "Khaali Peeli is a full-on family entertainer. It is a clean family film. It is coming on a public holiday, so the whole family can sit together and watch this film. It is a simple story of how two people were separated due to destiny and how they meet. We have made sure that it is not a boring film."

Sudhir Mishra and Nawazuddin Siddiqui also got candid about Serious Men. They spoke to about the process of adapting Manu Joseph’s eponymous novel. Mishra said, "The better the book, the more difficult it is to adapt. To turn the words, images, and abstracts in a literary work into a scene with actors is a difficult task. Screenwriter Bhavesh Mandalia took about 10 months to adapt it for the screen, keeping the novel’s essence intact. We worked on it with Manu’s approval. When we went to Goa to work on the final draft, we took Manu along. He enjoyed the process of creating something else instead of recreating the book. However, the film owes a lot to the book. The movie could not have existed without the novel."

Nawazuddin shared how he identified with his character Ayyan Mani. He said, "Every parent wants that his/her child should take a considerable leap of progress. Everyone wishes for a better status in society. I do connect with my character in these respects. However, I don’t think as Ayyan does. Even though it was a long wait and I had to work hard, I wanted my journey to be honest."