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Zero Eid teaser to reportedly feature Salman Khan in Tiger Zinda Hai avatar along with Shah Rukh Khan

Shah Rukh Khan’s upcoming release Zero is one of the most eagerly awaited films of 2018. Directed by Tanu Weds Manu helmer Aanand L Rai, Zero will see SRK in the role of a vertically challenged person and will be paired along with his Jab Tak Hai Jaan co-actors Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma.

Salman Khan and Shah Rukh Khan in Bigg Boss. Image via Facebook

Salman Khan and Shah Rukh Khan in Bigg Boss. Image via Facebook

While the excitement around the film soared to heights when the first teaser was released on 1 January, it was reported that another teaser of the film is all set to be released on Eid that features Salman Khan in a cameo.

According to a report by Pinkvilla, the teaser will feature both the Khans dancing and wishing everyone Eid Mubarak. The teaser is touted to be one-minute-15-seconds long; it will show Salman and Shah Rukh in two opposite corners of a boxing ring. While Salman will don his Tiger Zinda Hai avatar, SRK will be seen wearing a T-shirt with a picture of Katrina Kaif.

Apart from this special Eid cameo teaser, Salman has reportedly also shot a song for Zero. The dance number has been choreographed by Ganesh Acharya and has been shot at the Yash Raj Studios in Mumbai, adds the Pinkvilla report.

There is reportedly going to be a huge digital launch of the teaser (that is touted to be minute-long, just like the first teaser) which will feature a cameo appearance of Salman Khan. Shah Rukh wants fans to get a treat of sorts to watch their two favourite Khans during the festive season, adds a report by The Times of India.

SRK is currently shooting for the film in the US along with Anushka Sharma and R Madhavan. Zero will feature guest appearances of actors such as the late Sridevi, Rani Mukerji, Kajol, Karisma Kapoor, Alia Bhatt and Jimmy Shergil among others.

Race 3 director Remo D’Souza on Salman Khan: I’ve come from dancing behind him to now directing the star

Remo D’Souza is happy that Race 3 is making all the right noises ahead of its release as he believes one is as good as their last film.

The first two films in the franchise were directed by Abbas-Mustan but Remo and Salman Khan came on board for the third part, which hits the screens on 15 June.

Remo D'Souza (centre) with Salman Khan and Bobby Deol in the background on the set of Race 3. Image via Twitter

Bhavesh Joshi Superhero actor Ashish Verma to play drug peddler in British film Imperial Blue

Actor Ashish Verma, who has been receiving rave reviews for his role in Bhavesh Joshi Superhero, will play a drug peddler who carries a specific type of drug that can make people see the future, in a British film titled Imperial Blue.

It is not the lead role but an important one.

A still from Bhavesh Joshi Superhero. YouTube

“I am playing Sanjay, a drug peddler, who carries the drug, which makes one see the future. As far as playing the protagonist is concerned, every actor would love to play the protagonist and with changing time, you see a lot of films which no longer subscribe to the typical notion of a ‘hero’, Bhavesh Joshi being one of them,” Ashish told IANS in an email interview.

Indians are generally stereotyped in the West. How is his role in Imperial Blue going to break that?

“When you are a minority or are different from others, you are often seen in a specific way. This is applicable at a macro as well as a micro level and this leads to stereotyping,” he said.

“As far as my role is concerned, my character is an Indian, in India. Me and the director Dan (Moss) were on the same page as far as the pitching was concerned. It was to keep it as real as possible and not to cater to a perception or an ‘idea’ of an Indian,” added the actor, best known for featuring in the digital project InMates.

The casting of Imperial Blue happened in India.

“The Imperial Blue casting process was very interesting. During the audition, me and my co-actor played the scene in many languages…in English, the way it was written and in our native languages, mine being Hindi and his being Swedish,” he said.

Ashish has also worked as a casting director.

“Gurvinder Singh, the director of Anhey Ghore Da Daan and Chauthi Koot was a friend of mine as well as a senior from Film and Television Institute of India. He asked me to come on board for the films, and I am glad I did. I saw it as an opportunity to learn,” said the actor.

“We were mainly working with non-actors and a part of my job was to cast, as well as to make them act. Since the language was Punjabi it was quite challenging. So I started to pick up the language.”

He had never imagined that making non-actors act would be so enriching as at times, they “subconsciously bring out nuances which professional actors struggle to”.

He has also been writing dialogues for feature films.

The Hungry is one of them. As far as producing is concerned, I limit myself to the creative end of the deal…like developing web shows for platforms,” said Ashish.

Race 3: Salman Khan, Jacqueline Fernandes-starrer reportedly cleared without a single cut, gets U/A certificate

Race 3 has been the talk of the town even before its release, with a trailer and multiple song launches — including Selfish that has been penned by Salman Khan himself, a dance track Heeriya and the franchise staple Allah Duhai Hai.

According to Bollywood website Koimoi, Race 3 has been given a clean chit by the censor board. The film was cleared without a single cut and has received a U/A certificate because of the action sequences.

The cast of Race 3. Image from Twitter

Sanjay Dutt’s niece to make her Bollywood debut opposite Krushna Abhishek in comedy film Teri Bhabhi Hai Pagle

Govinda’s nephew Krushna Abhishek and Sanjay Dutt’s niece Nazia Hussain are set to share screen space in Vinod Tiwari’s upcoming film, Teri Bhabhi Hai Pagle, reports DNA.

Teri Bhabhi Hai Pagle poster

Dutt’s niece Nazia is best known for her role in Telugu film Nee Jathaga Nenundali.

In the film Teri Bhabhi Hai Pagle, Krushna who plays the role of superstar Raj, is seen trying to woo his co-star Ragni, played by Nazia.