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Filmfare October 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

Rebel superstar Shahid Kapoor and Mira Rajput, four years into their marriage, are parents to two children - daughter Misha and son Zain. She was just 21 and he 34 when they got married. Recently, she said an insightful thing about their age difference, “He’s lived longer, so if anything I can benefit from his experience, and he can benefit from my fresh perspective.” She also commented that she loves his fluid approach towards life. And perhaps this very quality is endearing about Shahid as an actor as well. That he has not fallen into a rut but has swum with the ebb and flow, letting it polish his edges. Fluidity as an actor helped him play a medical student at the age of 38 in Kabir Singh, affecting an amazing body…

7 min.
a bird’s-eye view of show town’s happenings masala fix rumours & more

FERRY TALE Akshay Kumar just turned 52 but his energy and enthusiasm can shame most millennials. To beat the Mumbai traffic, Khiladi Kumar hopped into a ferry to cut the distance between Versova and Madh Island. Working hard and working smart, he knows both. Not Inshallah, it’s Wanted 2 for Salman The news of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Inshallah starring Salman Khan and Alia Bhatt being shelved, sent shock waves through the industry.There have been speculations galore about the reason for dropping the film. Some hint at creative differences between Bhansali and Salman. Some say that Salman wanted a bigger chunk of the revenue. Others insist that the script had a communal angle and Salman was against it. Sources also reveal that after the film was shelved, Salman’s dates opened up and he was…

1 min.
young and restless

PRIT KAMANI X FACTOR: PASSION UNLIMITED Born in Gujarat, his destiny lay in Mumbai. Young Prit Kamani’s favourite pastime was impersonating actors. His doting parents encouraged his love for acting. With dreams bigger than his tiny fists could hold, he bagged his first modelling assignment at eight. Later, his parents helped him create a portfolio to make inroads into the glam world. The dashing lad went on to feature in hi-profile ads. This year, he made his feature debut with Rajshri Productions’ Hum Chaar. Now, he’s all set for his web film titled Maska, due in 2020. With cinema spreading its canvas across several mediums, Prit seems to be spoilt for choice.…

1 min.
the sky is pink

Release Date October 11, 2019 Banner RSVP and Roy Kapur Films Producers Ronnie Screwvala, Siddharth Roy Kapur Director Shonali Bose Music Pritam Cast Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Farhan Akhtar, Zaira Wasim, Rohit Saraf The Plot The Sky Is Pink is the love story of a couple (Priyanka Chopra and Farhan Akhtar) spanning 25 years, told through the lens of their teenage daughter (Zaira Wasim)... who’s dead. Based on her book, My Little Epiphanies, The Sky Is Pink chronicles the life of Aisha Chaudhary, who became an inspirational speaker after being diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis at 13. Both heart-warming and heart- wrenching, it’s an unusual and true story of a family.…

3 min.
men are from mars

Jagan Shakti’s debut film, Mission Mangal, has skyrocketed into the big league garnering above 250 crores. Based on Indian Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO) Mars Orbiter Mission, which was executed by a team of women scientists in 2013, it has touched an emotional chord across the country. While it evokes immense national pride, it’s also an ode to women – ordinary women with extraordinary commitment towards their personal and professional lives. While it’s top-lined by Akshay Kumar it features Vidya Balan, Taapsee Pannu, Sonakshi Sinha, Nitya Menen, Kirti Kulhari and Sharman Joshi in significant roles. “MY ELDER SISTER, SUJATHA KRISHNA, IS A SCIENTIST AT ISRO… SHE GETS UP AT 5 AM TO COMPLETE THE HOUSEHOLD CHORES… SHE THEN LEAVES FOR WORK. SHE LAUNCHES ROCKETS AND COMES HOME TO ENGAGE IN DOMESTIC CHORES…

3 min.
the last laugh

Raaj Shaandilyaa’s name has already entered the Limca Book of Records for writing 625 comedy scripts. This includes iconic comedy shows like The Great Indian Laughter Challenge, Comedy Circus and Comedy Nights With Kapil, the latter being anchor/actor Kapil Sharma’s claim to fame. With the recent Dream Girl, his dream of turning director has come true. The Ayushmann Khurrana-Nushrat Bharucha starrer has been much appreciated for its clean humour and entertaining storyline. “COMEDY SHOULD BE EFFORTLESS. COMEDY CAN BE BLACK; IT CAN BE SLAPSTICK; IT CAN BE POKERFACED. WHEN PEOPLE DON’T UNDERSTAND COMEDY, THEY RESORT TO THE VULGAR” “I USED TO COME TO MUMBAI ON WEEKENDS TO WRITE. AS I HAD NO PLACE TO STAY, I’D GET ONTO A JALGAON-BOUND TRAIN, SLEEP IN IT AND RETURN TO MUMBAI IN THE SAME TRAIN…