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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.

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.


Salman Khan and Sonakshi Sinha announce Dabangg 3 on eighth anniversary of the first film

Monday, 10 September, marked eight years of Salman Khan and Sonakshi Sinha’s Dabangg. To commemorate the day, both Khan and Sinha announced their collaboration on Dabangg 3. Posting the news on their Twitter handles, both stars spoke about the film.

Sonakshi Sinha (left), Salman Khan on sets of Dabangg. Image from Twitter

Salman posted a picture of himself with Sonakshi on the sets of the first film, which was directed by Abhinav Kashyap.

Sonakshi shared Khan’s sentiment by posting another still from her debut film, thanking Salman, Arbaaz Khan and Kashyap for making her “realise her calling”. The actress even thanked all her fans for recognising her work and supporting her throughout.

Mumbai Mirror reports that shooting for Dabangg 3 will begin immediately after Bharat wraps up filming. The Ali Abbas Zafar directorial features Katrina Kaif, Disha Patani, Jackie Shroff, Tabu and Sunil Grover apart from Salman.

Prabhudeva has taken up the directorial reigns for the third installment. Dabangg 1 and 2 were directed by Kashyap and Arbaaz respectively. Dabangg 2 released in 2012 while the first film released in 2010.

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.