Bollywood This Week: Top 10 Bollywood News Of This Week

by Shatakshi Gupta
  • Good news for Bollywood comedy lovers, the third part of Bollywood’s much-loved comedy franchise Welcome is about to come. According to reports, the shooting of Welcome 3 will start in 2022.  In the movie, we will see Nana Patekar, Anil Kapoor and Paresh Rawal in lead roles. Like its previous parts, it will be an action-comedy. The first part of this comedy franchise was released in 2007, starring Akshay Kumar, Katrina Kaif, Anil Kapoor, Nana Patekar and Paresh Rawal.  Whereas, ‘Welcome Back’ was directed by Anees Bazmee in 2015 which featured Anil Kapoor, Nana Patekar, John Abraham, Shruti Haasan, Shiney Ahuja along with Dimple Kapadia, Paresh Rawal and Naseeruddin Shah. 
  • Music label Saregama has decided to change the lyrics of the controversial Sunny Leone starring song Madhuban Mein Radhika Naache after warnings from the people of Vrindavan and Madhya Pradesh government. Along with this, this changed song will be uploaded on all platforms within 3 days. Music label Saregama has released this official statement on its social media platform. Vocals in the song are given by singer Kanika Kapoor and Arindam Chakraborty. It is choreographed by Bollywood choreographer Ganesh Acharya. The original song is from the 1960 film Kohinoor.  Which was sung by Mohammad Rafi.
  • A biopic on veteran actor Rajesh Khanna, who was also called the country’s first superstar, is expected to come out soon. Actor-filmmaker Nikhil Dwivedi has taken the rights of Rajesh Khanna’s biopic. Farah Khan will direct this biopic. The biopic on Rajesh Khanna will be based on his life book The Loneliness of Being Rajesh Khanna: Dark Star by Gautam Chintamani. This book of Gautam was also a bestseller. Besides direction, Farah Khan will also write the script of the film along with book writer Gautam.
  •  Allu Arjun starrer Pushpa is proved to be a big hit on the box office. The makers had recently held the success party of this film, in which they said that the film will earn 300 crores at the global box office. As of now,  Pushpa has earned more than300 crores at the box office. The official handle of the film made a tweet on January 1, stating that ‘Pushpa: The Rise’ has become the highest grosser of 2021.
  • Bollywood star Ajay Devgn is gearing up to set OTT on fire as he is all set to make his mark with the release of Rudra – The Age of Darkness on Disney Hotstar. The series stars Esha Deol opposite Ajay Devgn who plays a cop. Fans have been loving the star for his roles as a Police officer in various films.

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  • The beginning of this year has proved not so good for Bollywood. The release date of much-awaited SS Rajamouli’s RRR has been postponed. The release date of RRR was just 7 January. At the same time, Prabhas starrer Radhe Shyam will be released on January 14 only. The makers have confirmed this. The release date of both films was believed to be postponed. The makers of RRR will make an official announcement of the new release date soon. The makers have taken this decision due to the increasing case of Corona, as theatres are operating with 50% occupancy in Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu.  At the same time, theatres in Delhi are completely closed.  The budget of the film RRR is 400 crores. 
  • Bollywood actress Jacqueline Fernandez is in news due to her link with money laundering accused Sukesh Chandrasekhar. Sukesh had named Jacqueline during the Enforcement Directorate (ED) interrogation in the money laundering case. Sukesh claimed that he gave many expensive gifts to Jacqueline, which have been confiscated by the investigating agency. At present, media reports have revealed that Jacqueline and Sukesh were dating. Sukesh has said that he was dating Jacqueline. In a letter to his lawyer from jail, Sukesh has claimed that he was in a relationship with Jacqueline and so he gave her so many expensive gifts. Sukesh has also defended Jacqueline. He says that the actress has nothing to do with his case.
  • Akshay Kumar and Manushi Chhillar starrer film Prithviraj has been surrounded by controversies even before its release. The reason for these controversies is that Prithviraj is shown as a Rajput. People of the Gujjar community in Rajasthan threatened to stop the screening of the film. Gurjar community says that Prithviraj was a Gurjar but in the film, he has been shown from a Rajput clan. On the other hand, the people of Rajput society have rejected this claim of Gurjar society outright. Earlier, the people of Karni Sena had also objected to the incomplete name in the title of the film.  People from many different societies say that if changes are not made in the film, then they will not allow it to be released.

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  • The Tamil trailer of Ajith’s film Valimai has been released. In this film, he is seen playing the role of a police officer. Its Hindi trailer will be released on 6 or 7 January.  While the film will release on Pongal. Apart from Ajith, the film also stars Kartikeya Gummakonda, Huma Qureshi, Yogi Babu, Sumitra and Pugaz. The film is produced by Boney Kapoor.
  • The news of making a sequel to the superhit comedy film No Entry, which came in the year 2005, was in buzz for a long time. Preparations have started to make the next part of this film of Salman Khan. Daisy Shah will be seen with Salman in this film. The responsibility of casting the film ‘No Entry’ has been given to Mukesh Chhabra. Salman Khan will be seen in a triple role in the film.