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Filmfare February 2020

For over 6 decades Filmfare has been the official handbook on bollywood for their die-hard fans. With its exclusive interviews, classy photoshoots, insider stories, bollywood fashion coverage, movie reviews and special features; Filmfare captures Bollywood's biggest stars & divas at their colourful, candid, beautiful, quirky and even spoilt best

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2 min
letter from the editor

Man on top At 42, he’s one of the most powerful men in the film industry. Bhushan Kumar is said to be a one-man music industry. Under his tutelage, T-Series, founded by his late father Gulshan Kumar, has now risen to being one of the biggest entertainment companies in India. He owns one of the most envied car collections in India, investing in machines not just known for their speed but beauty as well. And he uses them on an everyday basis, without letting them languish in a garage. And that’s how he’s been conducting his music and film business as well. Realising that he has many time-honoured musical gems in his kitty, he has them reset with a modern polish in current films. If the popularity of the remixed numbers among…

7 min
rumours & more

KANGANA PILES ON KILOS When it comes to her roles, there’s no denying Kangana Ranaut’s dedication. That the talented actor gives her 100 per cent to the characters she plays is a given. So it comes as no surprise that she underwent body transformation for her upcoming film Thalaivi. Reportedly, she put on around 10 kilos to play ex-Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, the late politician and actor J. Jayalalithaa. Directed by A. L. Vijay, the mega film already has created a huge buzz. It’s going to be a film to watch out for given the popularity of the dynamic and loved politician. ISHAANJANHVI PART WAYS? Newbies Ishaan Khatter and Janhvi Kapoor started their career together with Dharma Productions’ Dhadak. They got close to each other and developed a bond during the making…

1 min
born to win

His feet are firmly on the ground. But he’s set his sights on the stars. Chandigarh-born Gurfateh Pirzada settled in Mumbai six years ago. Initially, he wanted to be a cricketer. But the good-looking youngster realised he was made for the camera. After a successful spell as a model and doing theatre, he featured int the short film Bewajah. His hard work now seems to have found fruition as he gears up for the release of Dharmatic Entertainment’s web film, Guilty, alongside Kiara Advani. His big feature break is again with Dharma Productions’ Ranbir Kapoor-Alia Bhatt starrer, Brahmastra, directed by Ayan Mukerji. What’s more, he’s also part of Harsh Vyas’ upcoming film, Hum Bhi Akele, Tum Bhi Akele, the journey of a gay man and a lesbian woman. The year…

1 min
love aaj kal (tentative title)

Release Date February 14, 2020 Banner Jio Studios, Maddock Films & Reliance Entertainment Director Imtiaz Ali Producer Imtiaz Ali Dinesh Vijan Cast Kartik Aaryan, Sara Ali Khan Randeep Hooda & Arushi Sharma Music Pritam Chakraborty The Plot Love Aaj Kal (tentative title), a comedy-drama, presents a contemporary portrayal of two stories set in different times that interact to imbibe from each other the different facets of love and commitment. Does love remain essentially the same or has the definition undergone a paradigm shift in keeping with the changing times? Starring Kartik Aaryan and Sara Ali Khan, this is reportedly the sequel of Imtiaz Ali’s 2009 film, Love Aaj Kal, which starred Saif Ali Khan and Deepika Padukone.…

1 min

Release Date February 28, 2020 Banner Benaras Mediaworks Director Anubhav Sinha Producers Anubhav Sinha, Bhushan Kumar Cast Taapsee Pannu Ratna Pathak Shah Tanvi Azmi Dia Mirza Kumud Mishra Manav Kaul and Ram Kapoor Music Anurag Saikia The Plot Amrita (Taapsee Pannu) is happily married to Vikram (Pavail Gulati), a highly ambitious man. She enjoys being a homemaker and has no qualms putting herself second to him. She believes that Vikram loves her as dearly and her happiness means as much to him. But one day life takes a nasty turn for her, when he slaps her in public, his ambition being threatened. Amrita is shocked by the silent onlookers and also by the insensitivity of her husband. Thappad is a film that questions the very basis of a man-woman relationship. Is it really a relationship between equals? While Amrita goes onto fight her husband,…

1 min
shubh mangal zyada saavdhan

Release Date Feb 21, 2020 Banner T-series and Colour Yellow Productions Director Hitesh Kewalya Cast Ayushmann Khurrana, Gajraj Rao, Neena Gupta, Manurishi Chaddha, Jitendra Kumar, Sunita Rajwar, Maanvi Gagroo, Pankhuri Awasthy and Neeraj Singh Producer Bhushan Kumar, Aanand L Rai, Himanshu Sharma, Krishan Kumar Music Tanishk-Vayu The Plot The Tripathi family is busy gearing up for an unusual wedding, when something more unusual hits them. The ‘couple’ cannot be a ‘couple’ in the first place! While the two lovebirds share achaar and elaichis, the Tripathi family is busy plotting the end of their relationship. This was against their idea of settling down. This hilarious journey that the Tripathi family becomes a part of, is both heartwarming and crazy. Here, the two lovers, Aman (Ayushmann Khurrana) and Karthik (Jitendra Kumar), have to fight zyada to save their love and be accepted by one and…