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Manmarziyaan song ‘Grey Walaa Shade’ is a sweet journey towards decoding young, contemporary love

Manmarziyaan’s new song ‘Grey Walaa Shade’ is a melody created with a mix of desi rhythms and bold, western concepts. Composer Amit Trivedi hits the right notes with this new track once again. Singers Harshdeep Kaur and Jazim Sharma create an atmosphere of sweet romance that is explored through a contemporary lens.

Anurag Kashyap's Manmarziyaan stars Abhishek Bachchan, Taapsee Pannu and Vicky Kaushal.

‘Grey Walaa Shade’ essentially deals with the concept of love and the new ‘updated’ version of it (sans the schmaltz) which comes with what is called ‘mutual favour’. This new outlook towards love is what transforms the concept of romance between the characters played by Abhishek Bachchan, Taapsee Pannu and Vicky Kaushal.

Shellee’s lyrics ring true, especially for a millennial generation that struggles to voice emotional insecurities. Hence, modern romance comes with its own share of complexities. The ‘ishq’ in contemporary times is interspersed with generous doses of logic. Friendly spats start transforming into sweet squabbles, enhancing the flavour of love.

‘Grey Walaa Shade’ is almost akin to a guide for young couples falling in love as it sweetly charts the journey of friendship to love.

Baazaar, Saif Ali Khan, Radhika Apte’s stock-market themed thriller, to release on 26 October

Baazaar, the thriller based on stock markets, has finally got a release date after frequent delays. Producer Nikkhil Advani took to his official Twitter handle to announce the release on 26 October.

The film features Saif Ali Khan in the lead and is being directed by Gauravv K Chawla. Baazaar also stars debutant actor Rohan Mehra, Chitrangada Singh and Radhika Apte.

Saif Ali Khan in the first look of Baazaar. Twitter

As reported earlier, Saif will be seen putting his rapping skills to test in the film, alongside Yo Yo Honey Singh. Baazaar also features a special dance number by Indo-Morocco-Canadian actress Nora Fatehi. The dancer came on-board after the remarkable success of Advani and Fatehi’s joint collaboration on Satyameva Jayate.

The film has been jointly written by Nikkhil Advani, Aseem Arora and Parveez Sheikh.

Baazaar is produced by Advani’s Emmay Entertainment and will be presented by Viacom18 Motion Pictures and KYTA Productions.

Janhvi Kapoor to reportedly play first woman IAF pilot Gunjan Saxena in Dharma Production’s next

Actress Janhvi Kapoor made her debut in the Sairat remake Dhadak opposite Ishaan Khatter this year in July. After the film’s success she went on to sign Takht, the multi-starrer which is being backed by Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions. New reports in the Mumbai Mirror state that Kapoor has been roped in for yet another Dharma project which will narrate the story of one of India’s first female combat aviators.

Gunjan Saxena (left) and Janhvi Kapoor (right). Images from Facebook

Kapoor will portray Gunjan Saxena, the first female pilot to be posted in Kargil during the 1999 war.

A source close to the film stated that Janhvi met Saxena and had a first hand experience of the pilot’s mannerisms. Kapoor’s encounter with Saxena also aided the actress in understanding Saxena’s narrative. The report also added that the yet untitled project was set to go on the floors in 2019. The director for the film is still to be finalised.

Saxena along with her colleague Srividya Rajan, were part of the first female batch of 25 Indian Air Force trainee pilots in 1994. During the 1999 war, Flight Lieutenant Saxena and Flight Lieutenant Srividya Rajan were called on duty to Kargil. Their responsibilities included carrying out medical evacuations, dropping supplies and identifying Pakistani positions on the war zone. They flew small Cheetah helicopters and were completely defenceless and unarmed while traversing enemy territories.

Her remarkable contribution during the war earned her a Shaurya Vir, a gallantry honour for valour, courageous action or self-sacrifice while not engaged in direct enemy combat. She was the first woman to have received the honour from the army.


Namaste England song Tere Liye explores Parineeti Chopra and Arjun Kapoor’s romantic journey

Namaste England’s first song ‘Tere Liye’ depicts the sweet love story between the lead characters Param (played by Arjun Kapoor) and Jasmeet (Parineeti Chopra). Voiced by Atif Aslam and penned by Javed Akhtar, ‘Tere Liye’ has been composed by Mannan Shaah. Like most Aslam tracks, ‘Tere Liye’ is a soul-stirring ode to love and the many sacrifices that people make to ensure the other’s happiness in a relationship.

Still from Tere Liye from Namaste England. YouTube screengrab

The video depicts an endearing romance grow between Param and Jasmeet. Amidst lush green sunflower fields and the streets of London, the duo proclaim their unabashed love for one another. Jasmeet often breaks into demure laughs on seeing Param go about his goofy business. They secretly meet each other and steal loving glances whether it be among a throng of village relatives, or a crowded shop that Jasmeet works in.

Namaste England makers released the trailer of the film on 6 September. Vipul Amrutlal Shah’s narrative weaves a story between a husband, a wife, and her love for the city of London. This odd love triangle of sorts gives rise to complications and drama as well as a promising story line.

Ayushmann Khurrana visited a blind school for three months to prepare for his role in AndhaDhun

Actor Ayushmann Khurrana, who plays a visually impaired pianist in Sriram Raghavan’s forthcoming thriller AndhaDhun, regularly went to a blind school for three months to prepare for his role.

File image of Ayushmann Khurrana in Andhadhun

I wanted to look 100 per cent genuine on screen. It is extremely sensitive to portray someone who is visually impaired and some of the great actors, the world over, have played these characters perfectly with sheer brilliance. I didn’t want to let down my director who had faith in me and in my acting skills,” Ayushmann said in a statement.

“I went to a blind school for three months regularly to observe body language, mannerisms, reactions and nuances. Today, when I’m seeing the love that the audience is pouring for the trailer and my character, I feel glad that I put myself through this drill.”

“It was tough and rigorous and needed all the attention in the world to pick such tricky nuances but acting is as much talent as it is attention to detail,” he added.

Kiara Advani on Good News co-actor Akshay Kumar: He launched me in Fugly, now working with him is surreal

Mumbai: Actor Kiara Advani is excited about working with Akshay Kumar, Kareena Kapoor Khan and Diljit Dosanjh in her next Good News, and says she has already started prepping to match up to the seasoned actors.

Kiara Advani (left); Akshay Kumar. Facebook

The film is to be directed by Raj Mehta.
“I play a Punjabi character and then we have these three inherently Punjabi people. I have started prep work so I can match up to them. All three of them are so spontaneous. It’s a mad comedy. There will be a lot of improvisation which is going to happen on set so as an actor it is going to be an amazing ride,” she added.

Kiara was speaking on the sidelines of an event where she was promoting first edition of Skechers Performance Walkathon.
The 26-year-old actor said she is currently in the best phase of her life, both personal and professional.

“I am in a very happy place, I’m enjoying life. But I want to work really hard and make all these people who have put faith in me really proud. Not just in Hindi cinema in terms of producers, directors and fans, but also Telugu industry where my film became a huge hit.

“It’s so encouraging, humbling. You feel really responsible to live up to these expectations. I am hoping I work my hardest and leave no stone unturned,” she added.