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Filmfare August 2019

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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

Life is beautiful Anushka Sharma probably has the world at her feet. Post marriage, she had a slew of releases and only now has found some quality time alone with her hubby. At least that’s the general idea. Considering that he’s the captain of the Indian cricket team and she’s a top heroine, privacy is a luxury indeed for Mr and Mrs Kohli. She’s been trolled for attending his matches and every little gesture of hers has been dissected by the public. She has borne it all stoically. She knows she must pay the price of being twice a celebrity. She’s learnt to be laidback about it. And move on. Married actresses are declared pregnant by the press soon after their honeymoon. Actually, that’s true of any married couple in India but…

7 min.
rumours & more

Marriage for Varun in November? It seems Varun Dhawan has blocked the month of November for personal reasons. Apparently, he isn’t taking on any work assignments in this period. Naturally, this has led to speculations galore about his imminent wedding with longtime girlfriend Natasha Dalal. According to sources close to the family, Varun and Natasha plan to tie the knot in November. Talk is that both the parties have started heavy-duty wedding preparations. However, they’re keeping things under wraps. Understandably so. SARA ALI KHAN IS ALL SET TO STAR OPPOSITE VARUN DHAWAN IN DAVID DHAWAN’S COOLIE NO 1. THE FIRST SCHEDULE WILL BE SHOT IN BANGKOK. HRITHIK TO PLAY LORD RAMA Mythology may once have been a lightweight genre. Not anymore. No wonder mainstream actors are gung ho about it. Aamir Khan was apparently…

1 min.
victory call

FATEH RANDHAWA X FACTOR: BRAIN AND BRAWN He’s the grandson of the famous wrestler and actor Dara Singh. That apart he’s the son of actors Farha Naaz and Vindu Dara Singh and the nephew of the talented Tabu. His passion for cinema is then understandable. Trained in horse riding, malkhamb, tutting, kalaripayattu, Silambam and wrestling, he’s well-equipped for action too. The latest buzz is that he’s been roped in for Karan Johar’s Dostana 2. Given his name Fateh (victory), the road ahead seems promising for the youngster.…

1 min.
batla house

Release Date: August 15, 2019 Director: Nikkhil Advani Music: Tanishk Bagchi, Rochak Kohli & Ankit Tiwari Cast: John Abraham, Mrunal Thakur, Ravi Kishan, Manish Chaudhary, Rajesh Sharma and Sanjeev Jotangia Banner: T-Series, Emmay Entertainment & Motion Pictures, JA Entertainment and Bake My Cake Films Producers: Bhushan Kumar, Divya Khosla Kumar, Krishan Kumar, Monisha Advani, Madhu Bhojwani, John Abraham, Sandeep Leyzell The Plot Batla House is the story of ACP Sanjay Kumar (John Abraham) and his wife Nandita (Mrunal Thakur) - a loving couple that gets torn apart. Sanjay’s obsession to weed out terrorism compels him to sacrifice everything dear to him. It’s the story of a marriage that reaches the brink of destruction just like the bombs that rip through the cities. It’s also the story of a wife, who gives strength to her husband to fight…

4 min.
fear factor

Behind every successful man is a stree. Debutant filmmaker, Amar Kaushik, will wholeheartedly agree to that. Last year, his horror-comedy, Stree, enticed both the critics and the masses and sashayed into the 100-crore club. The Rajkummar Rao-Shraddha Kapoor starrer also won Amar the Filmfare trophy for Best Debut Director. The young man from Arunachal Pradesh has indeed come a long way. Amar however believes in staying rooted. Life, he claims, is the same. "I still do jhadu-pochha at home. I buy vegetables and cook food too,” he smiles. The best part of being successful he says is that everyone now knows him in the industry. "I get an opportunity to talk to filmmakers like Sriram Raghavan who I’ve always admired. When I’d watched his Ek Haseena Thi (2004), I was blown…

1 min.
green and bear it

What started as a micro trend on the runway last year has made it big in the Spring/ Summer trends catalogue in 2019. Neon green is everywhere, shinning brilliantly in celebrity wardrobes. From Deepika Padukone to Ayushmann Khurrana, everyone is adding the blazing shade in their ensembles. So, a little investment in this retro trend is a beneficial choice this season. “My personal style is a big mix. A lot of it’s pretty vintage. I love vintage looks. I’m obsessed with the mid ’60s era, even ’70s, it was a good era for clothes, hair, music and cars.” - Kacey Musgraves BRIGHTER THAN THE SUN…