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Filmfare September 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

Pretty Miss Perfect Kriti Sanon completed five years in the industry recently. Her first film, Heropanti, which released in May 2014 had Tiger Shroff as her hero. Tiger was a much-popular star kid and the audiences took to him easily. But Kriti also made a mark with her quiet confidence and even won the Filmfare Best Debut (Female) Award for the film. In Dilwale (2015), directed by Rohit Shetty and starring Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol and Varun Dhawan, she got a dream second film. It had blockbuster written all over it. To her credit, she didn’t let the big names intimidate her and was as natural as they come. The masses liked her pairing with Varun. The film got her noticed big time. A wealth of possibilities opened up for her. Raabta (2017)…

6 min.
rumours & more

SRK in Brahmastra ? If sources are to be believed, Shah Rukh Khan will make a special appearance in the Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor starrer, Brahmastra.The film produced by Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions and Fox Star Studios is being directed by Ayan Mukerji.The mega project has a stellar star cast including Amitabh Bachchan and Akkineni Nagarjuna.And SRK’s cameo will be the cherry on the icing. GHOSTLY QUARTET Karan Johar, Anurag Kashyap, Zoya Akhtar and Dibakar Banerjiee are at it once again. Our sources reveal that the awesome foursome is planning another set of shorts called Ghost Stories, after the well-received Lust Stories. Jahnvi Kapoor is reportedly being considered to play a role in Zoya’s film while Shobita Dhulipalia is being considered for Anurag’s story. Things are still at the planning stage though. HRITHIK-KAT…

1 min.
a model start

VAIBHAV KESWANI X FACTOR: GO-GETTER Sometimes you pursue destiny. Sometimes destiny seeks you out. The latter holds true for Delhi-based Vaibhav Keswani. A chance modelling assignment with a reputed sports brand in high school, kindled a fascination for glamour in the dashing youngster. Moving to Mumbai, he made fashion a fulltime career. He helms a hip fashion blog apart from featuring in hi-profile commercials. Now, he wants to play out his dreams on the big screen. Given the progression, that seems a near possibility.…

1 min.

Release Date: September 20, 2019 Director: Deva Katta Banner: Sanjay S Dutt Productions Cast: Sanjay Dutt, Jackie Shroff, Manisha Koirala, Ali Fazal, Satyajeet Dubey, Amyra Dastur Music: Farhad Samji, Vikram Montrose, Ankit Arora Producer: Maanyata Dutt The Plot Prasthanam means ‘an epic journey’. The film tells the story of Baldev Pratap Singh (Sanjay Dutt), a successful politician, who’s as ruthless. It’s also the story of his two sons, Ayush (Ali Fazal) and Vivaan (Satyajeet Dubey), distinct in their personalities. How they affect Baldev Pratap Singh’s empire and integrity forms the crux in this film about power, greed, love and fallacies. The film is a remake of the 2010 Telugu classic of the same name.…

4 min.
his father’s son

“ MY HAIR AND BEARD IN MALAAL RESEMBLED RANVEER SINGH’S LOOK IN RAM-LEELA. BUT WHEN PEOPLE SAW THE MOVIE, THE COMPARISONS STOPPED” Acting runs in his family. But the camera didn’t lure the grandson of veteran actor Jagdeep and son of Jaaved Jaaferi initially. Rather sports like football and swimming, martial arts and music kept young Meezaan Jafri enthralled… until he met Sanjay Leela Bhansali. Sharmin Segal, his classmate in school and Bhansali’s niece, was heading the costume department for Bajirao Mastani. One day, since he had a fairly close resemblance to Ranveer Singh, she asked Meezaan to try out the star’s costume in his absence and he complied. One look at him and Bhansali remarked, “You should become an actor.” That was the turning point. The filmmaker even offered to…

3 min.
ode to my grandfather

He may be the grandson of legendary actor, the late Amrish Puri. But young Vardhan Puri didn’t believe in taking the shortcut to showbiz. He stuck to his grandfather’s dictum: Prepare before you get an opportunity. He began training early as a child with National Award-winning actor-director, Satyadev Dubey, who was also his grandfather’s mentor. “I gained an understanding of art, theatre, cinema… from him.” “JUST LIKE MY GRANDFATHER (THE LATE AMRISH PURI), I’M BORN TO ENTERTAIN… IT’S A PRIVILEGE TO BE HIS GRANDSON. IT’S MY IDENTITY” His childhood is replete with memories of his granddad, who was known to be a man of principles. “Once my sister and I visited the set of Chori Chori Chupke Chupke (2001). There everyone began fussing over us. Dadu didn’t approve of it. He wanted…