Salman-Katrina starrer ‘Bharat’s” first look out!

The most-awaited film of the year, Salman Khan starrer ‘Bharat‘, which is all set to hit the theatres on Eid, has released the first look poster from the film. The first look poster shows the lead actor Salman Khan in a never seen before avatar. With grey hair and rimmed spectacles, Salman is seen as an old aged man, but the actor, however, has promised a colorful journey.
This is the first time ever Salman has gone grey for a movie. The film which also stars Katrina Kaif as the female lead will see Salman and Katrina in five different looks which will showcase their journey from the age of 18 to 60 years.

The makers had earlier released a teaser from the film, which introduced Salman in and as ‘Bharat’. The teaser portrayed Salman in a rather younger version, performing stunts on a motorcycle.

Also in the poster, we can see Jackie Shroff along with his wife running away with their children which symbolizes the partition period the country went through. The film will show the journey of the country from its early days of independence to till now as the lead character also named ‘Bharat’ grows along with the nation.

Taking to his social media handles, Salman shared the first look poster of the film. Despite his old look, through his caption, Salman has promised a colorful journey in the film. The actor captioned, “Jitne safed baal mere sar aur dhaadi mein hain, usse Kahin zyada rangeen meri Zindagi Rahi Hain!

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Also along with the first look, the makers have revealed the release date of the film. The Salman Khan starrer will hit the theatres on June 5 this year on the festival of Eid, which the actor reserves for his films every year.
Earlier, Katrina Kaif had revealed that the trailer of the film will be out on April 24. The film also happens to be the second collaboration between Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif and director Ali Abbas Zafar after their first film ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’ together.

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The film is reportedly based on the Korean war drama ‘An Ode To My Father’. Directed by Ali Abbas Zafar, the film will also star Disha Patani, Sunil Grover, Nora Fatehi, Jackie Shroff and Tabu.

Irrfan Khan is Back with his upcoming sequel of Hindi Medium

Hailed as Bollywood’s most prolific underdog-turned-mega-star, critically acclaimed actor Irrfan Khan has overpowered the tumor that was threatening his life, and won his battle against cancer. After Defeating Cancer, Irrfan Khan Is Back To Work With ‘Angrezi Medium’ & We Love His Spirit.

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Last seen in the movie ‘Karwaan’ which was released in August last year, Irrfan had since been in London for his treatment. In March last year, Irrfan had announced that he had been diagnosed with a neuroendocrine tumor.

Soon after, he left for London to undergo treatment for his condition. The past year has been a struggle for Irrfan and his family, however, the actor recently returned home after successfully beating cancer.

The actor wrote, “Aa Raha hu Phir entertain Karne sabko” and posted the first look of his upcoming film which shows Irrfan as a simple, sweet shop owner in a simple shirt and pants combo, posing outside his sweet shop. We absolutely love Irrfan’s attitude towards life and his commitment towards his work. His undying spirit is an inspiration for us all.

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It is said that  ‘Angrezi Medium’ is a sequel to 2017’s blockbuster hit ‘Hindi Medium’ which starred Irrfan Khan and Pakistani actress Saba Qamar. The sequel will star Radhika Madan and Kareena Kapoor Khan in lead roles opposite Irrfan.  Irrfan’s character in the film is called Champak Ji, who owns a sweet shop called Ghasiteram Mishthan Bhandar that been in business since the 1900s, the film will be shot in parts of Udaipur, Rajasthan and in London. 

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We already have very high hopes from the film and cannot wait to lay our eyes on the trailer as early as possible!

Life would become pretty good if These 10 Male Bollywood Characters Came To Life

Every time we watch films, there are a few characters that genuinely impress us. Being a girl, I know the moments when we look at an actor and get awestruck. Be it DDLJ’s flirty yet loyal Raj, or YJHD’s adventurous yet attractive Bunny, these are a few characters who touched our hearts, and we imagine what if they come to life. Has it ever happened to you? Is there any Bollywood character that you wish should come to life?

Well, here are the ones I think we all females pray for!

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The man of wisdom and knowledge, Bajirao was a skillful warrior and a modest man. Yes, many girls feel for this Maratha king. But the reason I want him to come to life is that of his commitments. He could have denied Mastani’s love by saying that he wasn’t aware that the dagger he’s giving Mastani is a symbol of marriage according to Bundelkhand’s traditions. But instead, he accepted her and declared Mastani as his second wife. Not just this, he gave her all the respect she deserved.

That’s the kind of commitment a man should have.

2. Deepak Kumar from Masaan

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In the world of heartbreakers, the character of Deepak Kumar is so much more than a ray of light in the dark. He was a soft-spoken Varanasi boy who wanted nothing but pure love. Yes, he lied to keep her girl, but also he did his best in his profession to make sure he can give her a happy life.

His genuineness and loyalty is something that a man must have because that’s what keeps a relationship going.

3. Dr. Jehangir Khan aka Jug from Dear Zindagi

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I know I don’t have to say this, it’s evident that Dr. Jehangir Khan stole many hearts. I think it’s because everyone wants positivity in life. Everyone wants a partner who could understand them. And most importantly, everyone looks for the one person who listens.

Let’s not forget, Dr. Jug was pretty handsome, why wouldn’t one fall for him? But also, he was loyal to his profession and responsibilities. That’s what impressed me more.

4. Iqbal Syed from Raazi

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Who doesn’t look for a gentleman? A man who looks good, and behaves even better. When I saw Raazi for the first time, I fell for Iqbal Syed. His tender nature, old-school habits and the way he looked at Sehmat was left the audience awestruck. It was so romantic! But most of all, we all appreciate the way he understood and gave his wife enough time to blend in. Even I want a guy who understands me so well.

5. Kundan from Raanjhanaa

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When I say I wish Kundan comes to life, I say it not because he is willing to do everything for his love, Zoya. Though, every single time he accepted a slap to know her name, I was totally smitten. And when he danced on the road, “Raanjhanaa Hua main Tera, Kaun tere bin mera…” my heart skipped a beat. And also when he tried to cancel Zoya’s wedding with Bindiya’s help, I got excited. And in the end, his dialogue, “Ye jo ladki Murda si aankhe Liye baithi hai bagal me, Aaj bhi Haan bol de toh Mahadev ki Kasam waapas aa jayen. Par Nahi, ab saala mood Nahi…” The scene that gave goosebumps to every single person.

But also for the fact that he couldn’t see anything wrong happening with an innocent. That’s the kind of guy I want in my life.

6. Maddy from Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein

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We all have heard the phrase that love changes people in a different way. Well, that’s what happened with Maddy, a young notorious guy who’s is not at all serious for his life who picks up fights in college and trouble innocent students.

But one day he falls in love with an innocent girl. He wants her so badly that he fakes his personality and shares his feelings for the girl. When she comes to know the reality, he apologizes and does everything that he can to keep her. But when he realizes that she is better off without him, he leaves her forever.  Who doesn’t want such a true lover?

7. Mudit Sharma from Shubh Mangal Saavdhan

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To all those who believe that manhood is defined by the way a man performs in bed, he/she must meet Mudit Sharma. Mudit, a shy and an introvert guy who falls in love with a girl and plans to get married to her. Just before the wedding, he realizes that he has erectile dysfunction. He doesn’t want to destroy someone else’s life. So, he suggests calling off the wedding. In his case, he had to take a stand for his love, which he did and eventually, in the end, his problem gets solved.

It is never easy to take a stand. But Mudit’s courage made me his No.1 fan.

8. Veer from Veer-Zaara

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Veer Pratap Singh, an Indian Air Force pilot, who’s love story brought tears in many eyes. In the very first scene, his dialogue, “Aisa toh Nahi tha ki isse zyada khoobsurat ladki Maine dekhi Nahi thi… par pata Nahi Kyun uske chehre se meri Nazar hatt ti Nahi thi” took us by storm. He took Zaara, his love, to his village. He introduced her to his parents too. But later, Veer was wrongly imprisoned on charges of being an Indian spy. He narrated that he gave up his whole life to save his love, Zaara. He also added that he had hidden his identity and his love for Zaara to save her father’s reputation.

Who does that? Is someone really strong enough to give up his love in order to keep his love alive? Poetic, but yes, passionate!

9. Rana Chaudhary from Piku

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Rana owns a taxi business, and Piku always has issues with his company drivers. When Piku had to go to Kolkata and all drivers backed away, Rana arrives at Piku’s home to take the family to Kolkata himself.  and to add here that Piku’s father, Bhashkor Banerjee, is a very old and not to sound offensive but, somewhat annoying person. But Rana tolerated him all the way and even gave him the best way to get rid of his biggest problem, constipation. Because in the end, that’s what helped Bhashkor to cure it.

10. Bunny from Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani

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Every single person who watched Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, fell for Bunny, a travel-lover who never took anything serious in his life, especially love. He was handsome, cute, adventurous, and jealous but someone who loved deeply.

But that is just one of the reasons why I loved him. But the biggest reason is his determination towards his life, and how he decides to manage it all, but with the love of his life. “Me har vo Chiz karna Chahta hoon, par tumhare sath.” The moment he said this, it made me realize that I don’t want someone who gives up his dreams for me. I just want someone who never gives up on me.

5 Movies of Amitabh Bachchan one should put in must watch list

Amitabh Bachchan just doesn’t represent a generation of actors but arguably the entire being movies of Indian cinema. In fact, he’s probably the only Bollywood actor that has seen it all – the highs and the lows of Bollywood. But, through everything, there has been one constant and that is his sheer brilliance. Throughout his illustrious career, he has portrayed an array of roles that can go towards the farthest stretch of one’s imagination. An unmatched screen presence and a voice that has become iconic in Bollywood, So here, we bring to you some of the best movies of Amitabh Bachchan.

1. Deewar (1975)

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Deewar is a film that does an exceptional job in portraying socio-political climate of India in the 1970s. The film tells the tale of two brothers who are betrayed by the misplaced ideals of their father and the two boys struggle to grow up in the slums of Mumbai and end up finding themselves on the opposite sides of the law. This classic cult movie is best remembered for its famous dialogue by Shashi Kapoor, “Mere Paas Ma hai”. Amitabh’s portrayal of an angry young man made him a nationwide craze after the release. It is the brilliance of Amitabh Bachchan that makes it worth all the applause.

2. Sholay (1975)

The plot of the film looks extremely simple on paper. A notorious dacoit by the name of Gabbar has escaped jail and plans his revenge on the man who put him there in the first placeThakur (Sanjeev Kumar). He ends up killing his entire family except his daughter-in-law and chopping off both his hands. A livid Thakur obviously wants Gabbar to pay for his deeds but finds himself completely helpless. So, he employs two men by the name of Jai (Amitabh Bachchan) and Veeru (Dharmendra) with the instructions to bring Gabbar back to him alive. The camaraderie between the two male leads seems extremely natural as you’re never forced into believing that they are best friends.

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The film is filled with iconic moments that are remembered by the audience even today and that is probably the reason why it is considered to be one of Bollywood’s best of all time.

3. Paa (2009)

Remember that warm fuzzy feeling in childhood you had over little things? When your world would fall apart only because someone would fail to keep up to a promise but would also turn back to normal soon enough if you are gifted a swanky new toy by your parents. Director R.Balki’s Paa captures that purest phase of our lives in such a way that it is simply impossible to not be moved. What makes the film even more special is the fact that he sways away from using Auro’s (Amitabh Bachchan) condition, Progeria – a medical condition which leads to premature aging of a child, to influence the story in any way. Other than that, he also challenged his then 67-year-old lead to play a 13-year-old child on screen and plays it to sheer perfection.

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Amitabh Bachchan’s spontaneity sparkles in every frame and at the same time he brings depth to the character by understating his vulnerability,

4. Agneepath (1990)

Agneepath is about a small town boy Vijay (Amitabh) whose father is killed and he comes to Bombay to seek revenge on his father’s death. After his father’s death, the boy becomes the breadwinner for the family and follows the path of crime to support his mother (Rohini Hattangadi) and sister (Neelam). He slowly builds a massive drug empire of his own but that lead to his own downfall as he comes across Kancha Cheena (Danny Denzongpa), a man who wants total supremacy over the drug mafia. Amitabh’s portrayal of the character won him praise from all over the country and also earned him his first national award.

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If you liked Al Pacino in Scarface, you should seriously give this one a watch just for Amitabh Bachchan.

5. Black (2005)

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Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Black is a heartwarming story that revolves around a deaf and blind girl and her relationship with her teacher, who himself later develops Alzheimer’s disease. Bhansali is particularly best in stories that highlight human struggle, and with Black, he knocked it out of the park once again. Both the lead characters completely carry the film on their shoulders by getting into the skin of their respective characters and delivering exceptional performances.

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Bachchan’s performance is out of this world. His character goes through many phases, and each time you feel he’s sinking into it more and more, so much that no words can be found to describe it. Seeing an actor of his caliber still being there, and playing a part with such passion, intensity, emotion, anger, and hunger, makes one believe that the sky is the limit.

6. Piku (2015)

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Piku’ is possibly the only film of the list that proudly wears the badge of feminism and offers us a vision of men in women’s world — and not the other way around that almost all the films show. If you thought ‘Piku’ to be just another comedy film with jokes about constipation and bowel movements, think again. Because it is not that. The gravity of Amitabh Bachchan’s performance elevates the film to a higher pedestal. The film breaks so many conventions of story-telling and simultaneously challenges them — especially in the patriarchal Indian context — that it is one of the bravest films made in recent memory.

8. Abhimaan (1973)

Another Hrishikesh Mukherjee classic, it gave Amitabh Bachchan to prove that Anand was no fluke and he had it in him to make the long run. He plays an array of characters from a fan to a star to a jealous being. This movie had a very strong message, simple yet powerful. Hence, it needed the likes of Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan to deliver the emotions that the script carried. He had a presence and he could leverage it perfectly.

Preet Harpal and Mandy Takhar starring ‘Lukka Michi’ gets its release date!

Punjabi Cinema is flourishing at a swift measure. 2019 is going to be a very important year for the Punjabi industry as it marks the release of many big Punjabi films. One such film which will release in this year is ‘Lukan Michi’.

 

The release date of the movie, ‘Lukan Michi’ which had been slated to release on May 3rd has been changed. Preet Harpal & Mandy Takhar starrer ‘Lukan Michi’ will now shine on the silver screens on 10th May 2019.

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Along with Preet Harpal and Mandy Takhar in the lead, the film will be starring Karamjit Anmol, Yograj Singh, Guggu Gill, BN Sharma, Hobby Dhaliwal, Sardar Sohi and Amrit Aulakh in pivotal roles. The film has been directed by M Hundal and produced by Avtar Singh Bal and Bikram Bal. The film is being made under the banner of Bumbal B Productions and Fame Music. Worldwide distribution of the film is done by PTC Motion Pictures & Globe Moviez.

Deepika’s first look in upcoming movie ‘Chapaak’ will leave you in an awe-state..

One of the much-awaited films is Deepika Padukone starrer Chhapaak in which she will be seen stepping into the shoes of Laxmi Agarwal, the most known acid attack survivor/activist. Helmed by Meghna Gulzar, Chhapaak is slated to release in 2020. However, the first look of Deepika Padukone from Chhapaak is out and it has left everyone completely stunned with the uncanny resemblance with Laxmi Agarwal. The First look of Deepika is shown standing right next to a mirror where she is seen smiling.

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Chhapaak was announced about 6 months back and since then, the team had been working on completing the script of the film.

The First look of Deepika is shown standing right next to a mirror where she is seen smiling.

Chhapaak will also star Vikrant Massey in an important role. The actor took to Twitter announcing the first look by writing,‘ She is you, and she is me’.

The movie is based on the acid attack survivor and activist, Laxmi Agarwal who has been fighting over the years to stop the sale of acid at local stores. The movie will showcase the journey of the courage and hope in the wake of a grave attack on Malti played by Deepika.

Seeing the first look, fans went berserk and couldn’t recognize Deepika Padukone at all. Many of the fans commended the work done by the makeup artists and the prosthetics. But, most were left stunned at how Deepika could look so similar to Laxmi. Her smile surely displayed hope and courage and left all her fans excited and eager. Deepika wrote on Twitter, “A character that will stay with me forever…#Malti Shoot begins today!#Chhapaak

Chhapaak is slated to release on January 10, 2020

‘No Father in Kashmir’ trailer launched!

Oscar-nominated director Ashvin Kumar finally gets a release date for his movie ‘No Fathers in Kashmir’. The crew and cast had to wait for 8 long months to get the film cleared by the censors. No Fathers in Kashmir releases on April 5.

The release date was announced on March 14 and Soni’ daughter Alia Bhatt, who recently turned 26, launched the film’s teaser on her social media on the occasion of her birthday.

Alia took to her social media on the eve of her birthday and announced that she would be launching the teaser on her social media. Alia has been supportive of her mother’s film right from the beginning and had even tweeted in support of the film, requesting the censors to issue the necessary certificates for the film and lift the ban surrounding it.

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The teaser shows the story of Noor, a teenage British Indian who returns to Kashmir in a bid to trace her missing father. In the process, she befriends Majid who pledges to help her search for her father. They form an innocent love story. Majid is a local who takes Noor to a restricted area close to the Indo-Pakistan border. Their relationship is then challenged when they find themselves scrapping a dark secret in the hills leading to their arrest. The official YouTube channel describes that since Noor is British, she is released, but Majid is not.

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Directed by Oscar-nominated director Ashvin Kumar who has also previously won two National Awards.  The film got its release date on 5th April 2019, and stars main lead as Zara Webb as Noor, Shivam Raina as Majid along with Ashvin Kumar, Soni Razdan, Anshuman Jha, Zara Webb, Natasha Mago, Maya Sarao, and Kulbhushan Kharbanda.

Take a look at film’s enthralling trailer below:

Nawazuddin and Sanya Malhotra starrer ‘Photograph’ movie review

 

By now, that scene of Ritesh Batra’s 2013 gem, The Lunchbox, has come to define quiet heartbreak. Ila and Saajan spend the whole film without actually meeting each other. Sadness rests heavy on every little second of the frame, as longing and love find expression through an unusual plot pusher — the lunchbox.

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The Lunchbox, Photograph follows two strangers — whose romance would never have blossomed — but for an unlikely plot device. If a lunchbox became key to triggering off a relationship between strangers who never meet in Batra’s first Hindi feature, his new film makes a photograph the tool for an unusual romance.
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Like The Lunchbox and Batra’s English 2017 film Our Souls At Night, Photograph primarily concerns itself with examining how the simple desire to long — for attention, company, affection, or even to be understood — consumes every one of us.

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In Photograph, Rafi, played by Nawazuddin Siddiqui, is a lower-class street photographer who works at Gateway of India. He convinces Miloni (Sanya Malhotra), a meek upper-class CA topper, to let him photograph her. He promises to capture “the wind in her hair” and the “light on her face”. It’s not just the promise that entices her, it’s the way he sees her. For, Miloni’s robotic existence has stripped her of the ability to recognize herself.

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Photograph leads up to a momentous moment midway when Miloni tenderly reaches out for Rafi’s hand inside a cab. In that fleeting moment, she reveals — just how much she longs for someone to make her loneliness less unbearable.

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In the real world, Miloni and Rafi would never get the luxury of a happily-ever-after, which is why witnessing them longing to get away from their isolated existences feels so rewarding.

Laal Singh Chadda- Aamir khan to lead in bollywood remake of Forrest Gump

A Robert Zemeckis directorial, Forrest Gump made in 1994, an eternal vintage in so many ways. Be it Gump stirring Elvis Presley to move like him, or rising up as a professional athlete despite being a cripple, who was bullied in school, or his successful shrimping business — the list is unending. The title character in the American film was Played by Tom Hanks as the main lead, the remake of this movie has now been confirmed that the multiple Oscar-winning films are now being remade in India, starring Aamir Khan in the lead role.

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The film is tentatively titled Laal Singh Chaddha and the initial announcement of the project comes today, as Aamir turned 54. Aamir said that his next film will be an official adaptation of Forrest Gump, and he will play the role of Laal Singh Chaddha in it. As reported by us, Aamir Khan finally announced his next film called Lal Singh Chaddha on his birthday today.

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The film is an official adaptation of Tom Hanks starrer Forrest Gump, the official rights of which have been bought by Viacom and Aamir Khan productions.

Making the announcement on his 54th birthday, Aamir said, ” I have news for all my fans. Lal Singh Chadha. It is being made by Viacom Aamir. We have bought the rights. It is being directed by Advait Chandan. It is an official remake of Forrest Gump. We have bought the rights from Paramount.”

Aamir said that he will be playing the role of a Sardar in the film. ” I will be wearing a turban and will be losing 20 kgs for the role. I will be starting prep for it soon.”

Aamir also said that he always liked Forrest Gump and found it to be a feel-good film.

Good News for Rap Lovers: Gully Boy Sequel Confirmed!

The buzz around Zoya Akhtar’s superhit Gully Boy has barely gone down, and the director has let us in on some exciting news. Zoya confirmed to a section of the media that she and her co-writer Reema Kagti, believe that the Indian hip-hop culture deserves another film, revealing a sequel to her blockbuster. 

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Zoya excitedly added: “My co-writer Reema and I do feel there’s so much more to be represented on the entire hip-hop culture in our country.  And another film exploring the theme is being scripted and planned.” She also mentioned that she is extremely grateful that the public has admired and endorsed not only the big commercial stars of the film but also every human who is persuading to make rap a respected genre in the music industry. 

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When quizzed on why Farhan Akhtar wasn’t a part of Gully Boy and whether or not she has plans to create a character for him in the sequel, Zoya said, “He just didn’t feel like Gully Boy… and we both are sorry about it! Also, his image from the Rock On series is related to a totally different genre of music.  It would’ve been come out as a bit surprise to the audience to suddenly see him deviate from stadium-rock to slum area hip hop!”

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Gully Boy released on the 14th of February and fared rather well at the box-office, with a collection of over Rs 134 crores in a four-week run. The film introduced into the mainstream, a music genre (street rap) that is kept alive and celebrated by the artists from Mumbai’s slums. Through this music, the OG gully boys tell their stories of battling class oppression and defeating it.

We can’t wait to see the magic  Zoya and Reema create with the sequel!