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Filmfare February 23, 2018

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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letter from the editor

Global, desi... She’s made us proud globally in more ways than one. And this time for the Oscars, she’s going to be among the team of specially chosen celebs to announce the nominations. Priyanka Chopra has broken new ground once more and gone where no one has tread before. At the time of writing this, she’s chilling at Sundance, making light of the icy weather at Utah, raising temperatures with her warm presence. She has gone there to promote her latest Hollywood offering, A Kid Like Jake. And we can’t wait for the film to come to India. Reports suggest that she might not be part of the Rakesh Sharma biopic after all. Of course, it doesn’t make sense for her to play an astronaut’s wife if she is also, reportedly, playing…

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SONAM-ANAND TO WED Sonam Kapoor - Anand Ahuja will soon tie the knot, says the buzz. Although Sonam has neither confirmed nor denied her relationship with Delhi-based entrepreneur Anand, their pictures and banter on social media and holidays abroad have documented their sweet romance. Sources reveal that Sonam and Anand will formalise their bond by tying the knot in Rajasthan this April. It will be a small gathering of around 300 people. The wedding planners are on the job to make it a royal event. BIG B TO PLAY COACH IN BALKI FILM Reportedly, R Balki has signed Kangana Ranaut to play braveheart Arunima Sinha (the first Indian amputee to scale Mount Everest) in the biopic on the differently-abled woman. According to sources, is that Amitabh Bachchan will be playing her coach in…

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star trek

PRATEEK AWASTHI X FACTOR: SELF-BELIEF He grew up in a small-town but nothing could stop him from dreaming big. As a kid, Prateek Awasthi, wanted to be an ace athlete but circumstances and practicality forced him to first complete his graduation. Yet, he knew that he was not made for the mediocre and the mundane. His dream to reach for the stars led him to the world of modelling and later television. The small-screen has now triggered silver dreams in this Shah Rukh Khan fan. As he prepares and perseveres to see himself on 70mm… we can sense a dream taking wings.…

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dil juunglee

Release Date: February 16, 2018 Banner: Pooja Entertainment Producers: Jackky Bhagnani, Deepshikha Deshmukh Director: Aleya Sen Music: Tanishk Bagchi, Abhishek Arora, Guru Randhawa, Sharib Sabri and Toshi Sabri Cast: Taapsee Pannu, Saqib Saleem,Ayesha Kuduskar,Abhilash Thapdiyal, Shrishti Srivastava, Santosh Barmola, Nidhi Singh The Plot Saqib Saleem portrays the role of Sumit Uppal, a gym trainer and an aspiring poet. While Taapsee plays the charming Koroli Nair – an English counsellor based in Delhi. Koroli, who has just suffered from a heartbreak, gets attracted to Sumit at an English class. Her friends advise Koroli to just have fun. But she ends up falling in love with him. Sadly, it’s not meant to be. The twist in the tale comes after four years when both cross paths again in London. Koroli as a savvy entrepreneur about to get married to an aristocrat and Sumit as an…

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exclusive raid alert

FILM: Raid DIRECTOR: Raj Kumar Gupta PRODUCER: Kumar Mangat, Abhishek Pathak, Bhushan Kumar and Krishan Kumar CAST: Ajay Devgn, Ileana D’Cruz and Saurabh Shukla LOCATION: Lucknow RELEASE DATE: March 16, 2018 STORY: Raid is the story of the longest running income tax raid in the history of India. Inspired by a true case, Raid, is set in the year 1981, Lucknow. Amay Patnaik (Ajay Devgn), a righteous income tax officer, raids the most powerful MP in Lucknow, Rameshwar Singh (Saurabh Shukla), popularly known as Tauji. Tauji resorts to harsh ways to save his money, his image and his career as a politician. But nothing deters Amay from doing his duty. Tauji wants the name of the informer but Amay just leaves him with a clue and sufficient time in prison to figure out his adversary. “Ajay (Devgn) loves…

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closet affair

Ayushmann Khurrana has marched to his own rhythm – be it in the choice of roles or clothes. A maverick actor, Bareilly Ki Barfi and Shubh Mangal Saavdhan having endorsed his credentials, and an iconoclast in fashion... for him it’s all been about evolution. An organic honing of sensibilities during his trek in showbiz, have helped him grab attention on the screen and on the red carpet. He’s ready to play by the rules, if he gets to decide the game... Which were some of your favourite looks in recent times? Since it’s cold in the North, I wore a shawl while I was recently there. Before that, I walked the ramp for Sahil Aneja, with a shawl and a belt. It had the feel of the ’90s because I was wearing…