Kasautii Zindagii Kay 2: Ekta Kapoor is taking tips from Krystle, Ankita, Urvashi to create a ‘mean’ Komolika, but Hina Khan is missing!

Ekta Kapoor is all set to make us nostalgic with Kasautii Zindagii Kay 2. While Erica Fernades got confirmed to play Prerna a few weeks after the announcement, we knew Parth Samthaan will play Anurag only after some leaked pictures from the second promo shoot went viral. The fan base of Parth was divided over this, however, after the unofficial confirmation of sorts, fans can’t wait to see him on small screen as Anurag. Among the iconic roles, the one that will act as a catalyst is that of Komolika. And after a lot of speculations, Hina Khan was finalised for this character. Although, neither Hina nor Ekta confirmed this. Their ‘likes’ and ‘retweets’ of stories suggest that Hina is the one. Moreover, we brought you the exclusive news that Hina will be making a statement as Komolika with her range of danglers. Well, Ekta is not missing a chance to raise our excitement for the show. Recently, she shared a picture with her girl gang and wrote how she is planning her ‘mean’ modern Komolika. But what caught our attention is that Hina is missing from the picture.

The TV czarina knows well how to keep the audience at the edge of the seat. While we spot Krystle Dsouza, Ankita Bhargava and Urvashi Dholakia in this frame worthy picture, we surely miss Hina. She wrote, “Taking tips from the gang on creating the new age mean girl! #komolika #fromtheformertothelatter” [sic] The last hashtag has made us more inquisitive. (Also Read: Ekta Kapoor: I pray that Mouni Roy, with a heart of gold, shines like gold on screen)

Check out Ekta’s post here…

 

Meanwhile, Parth, Erica and team will soon head to Kolkata to shoot crucial portions, a source told Mumbai Miroor, “Parth, with his onscreen parents Uday Tikekar and Shubhaavi Choksey, female leads Erica and Hina Khan who plays Komolika, will head to Kolkata for a week. The team has already started shooting the Mumbai portions last week at Killick Nixon studio.”

For more scoops and updates, stay tuned to BollywoodLife.

“lt’s Not A Sin To Have A Star Father” – Tiger Shroff’s Mother Ayesha Shroff Tells Ekta Kapoor

In the last few years, several star kids have made their grand Bollywood debuts under various big banners. While many of them have found their foothold in Hindi cinema, some are still struggling to make it big. Around the same time, a bunch of industry outsiders also entered the movies and left everyone in awe with their impressive performances respectively. Being the torch-bearer of the non-filmy ones who’ve managed to succeed in Bollywood, Kangana Ranaut once spoke about nepotism and triggered a chain of conversations. It is now one of the most sensitive topics amongst our B-town celebs.

Recently, Ekta Kapoor posted the first look of her upcoming production – Laila Majnu and wrote about the non-filmy newcomers who feature in the film. Here’s what she posted:

She referred to the duo as ‘unknown talents who have no film legacy or star fathers or godfathers’. And this didn’t go down too well with Jackie Shroff‘s wife and Tiger Shroff‘s mom. She wrote, “It’s not a sin to have a star-father.” Ekta immediately responded. Here’s how their interaction panned out:

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Ekta Kapoor argues with Tiger Shroff’s mom Ayesha over nepotism and we don’t know if we should pick sides

While you were busy gushing at Taimur and Inaaya‘s latest pictures from their playdate, the nepotism debate (yes, we get the flashbacks too), we are afraid, has sprung up again. Yes, the big ‘N’ that gave stars sleepless nights and us, too many an opinions, is back in the news again and if you’re thinking it’s Kangana Ranaut again, you couldn’t be more wrong. Honestly, it’s surprising where it’s coming from and we will let you be the judge if it’s anything more than that really. It all began when the head-honcho of Balaji Telefilms, Ekta Kapoor took to Instagram and posted a peak into her next venture Laila Majnu which is being co-produced and directed by Imtiaz Ali. Also Read: Laila Majnu trailer: Imtiaz Ali and Ekta Kapoor gives a Kashmiri twist to the old folklore, See Video

But the seemingly harmless post has created a furore on Instagram. Why? Because Ekta’s caption that mentions the fact that her actors do not have any film legacy or lineage has not gone down very well with Tiger Shroff’s mom Ayesha Shroff. In fact, she didn’t keep it to herself and replied saying, it’s “no sin to have a star father.” And what followed was a war of words.

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Although, we find the entire verbal tiff a little ironic since both come from film families and in that light, the argument seems misplaced but what can you do? It is what it is, and it’s a classic case of Insta-worthy spat that we couldn’t help but share.

Jabariya Jodi: Sidharth Malhotra & Parineeti Chopra Reunite For Ekta Kapoor’s Next

After Sidharth Malhotra recently confirmed that he is working on a project with Parineeti Chopra under Ekta Kapoor’s banner, sources has now further revealed details on the project. As informed by Sidharth earlier, the film will be based in Lucknow and is a love story based on the concept of groom kidnapping.

The film which was tentatively called Shotgun Shaadi has been finally titled Jabariya Jodi. A source close to leading daily DNA shared, “As it’s based on pakadwa vivaah, the makers felt that this was an apt name. In Bhojpuri, jabariya means zabardasti, so the title refers to a couple who is forced to get married. The two actors have also shot for the posters before leaving for Lucknow, so they should be out soon.”

Jabariya Jodi: Sidharth Malhotra & Parineeti Chopra Reunite For Ekta Kapoor's Next
Jabariya Jodi: Sidharth Malhotra & Parineeti Chopra Reunite For Ekta Kapoor’s Next

It is also learnt that it was Sidharth who had suggested the title to the makers. “He came across this word during the readings and told the team about it. They liked it instantly,” the informer added. Moreover, the actor also played an instrumental role in ensuring that Ekta’s production house backed the movie. “Balaji will always be special because till date, my biggest film (Ek Villain, 2014) is with Ekta. That’s why the thought of calling her up about this script earlier this year was obvious. She’s good at presenting and marketing a film. We have had great energies which have worked for us in Ek Villain and we are going to amplify it further with this movie,” Sidharth told DNA.

Jabariya Jodi: Sidharth Malhotra & Parineeti Chopra Reunite For Ekta Kapoor's Next
Jabariya Jodi: Sidharth Malhotra & Parineeti Chopra Reunite For Ekta Kapoor’s Next

The movie will reunite Sidharth and Parineeti who were last seen in Hasee Toh Phasee (2014). “It’s an exciting film for both of us to come back together as a couple on screen. This movie has a mix of humour and good content,” Sidharth further said.

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Ekta Kapoor: I pray that Mouni Roy, with a heart of gold, shines like gold on screen

Who doesn’t know the camaraderie Ekta Kapoor and Mouni Roy share? Mouni became a household name with her stint of naagin in Ekta’s most popular supernatural series Naagin and stunned many. The actress who played two bits role, has come a long way and shares a close bond with the producer. She stepped back from Naagin 3 and the producer didn’t complain; that’s how special their bond is. Mouni is all set to make it big on the silver screen and Ekta can’t stop expressing her happiness.

In an interaction with Indian Express the producer shared, “I really believe bigger than anybody in your life, is the one who gives you a chance. That, no one can take away from you. Today, Mouni is being launched (in films). Whenever her name is taken, mine is taken with her.” She further added, “She is fantastic. She is such a good girl. I haven’t worked with such an adorable person ever. I pray that this girl with a heart of gold shines like gold on screen.” Obviously, Ekta feels proud of Mouni and though she had to give Naagin a miss, she will be playing Mehrunissa in Ekta’s upcoming web series. (Also Read: Mouni Roy’s stylish outings for Gold promotions show she is ready to kill it in Bollywood – view pics)

On the other hand, apart from Gold, Mouni will be starring in Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt and Amitabh Bachchan’s Brahmastra as the deadly villain. Mouni has also bagged the movie RAW, opposite John Abraham. She is also set to share screen space with Rajkummar Rao in Made In China.

For more updates, stay tuned to BollywoodLife.

Raees actor Uday Tikekar aka Pasha Bhai to play Anurag’s father in Ekta Kapoor’s Kasautii Zindagii Kay 2

With just a month left for Kasautii Zindagii Kay 2 to go on air, it is creating a buzz like none other. Not only because it is an Ekta Kapoor show but because of the nostalgia that the TV czarina is all set to bring. While many shows with innovative concepts are being launched day after day, Ekta chose this iconic love saga to take us down the memory lane. Thanks to her for keeping the promo exactly the same as that of the original. We couldn’t help but go back to the days when Kasautii… made us fall in love with it. While the main cast is not revealed yet, the supporting casts are getting locked and our excitement is on the rise with each passing day. Yesterday, we told you that Badho Bahu actress Antara Banerjee will be joining the show as Erica Fernandes aka Prerna’s sister-in-law and now, we know who will play the role of Anurag’s father.

It is none other than the Raees actor Uday Tikekar. In the Shah Rukh Khan movie, we have seen him as Pasha Bhai and were impressed. Now, according to the reports of IWMBuzz, he will be seen in the role of Moloy Basu, Anurag’s father. The actor was last seen on the small screen in Colors TV’s Krishnadasi, where he portrayed the role of Pradhyumna Vidyadhar Rao. Uday will be seen in this strong role which will bring a lot of ups and downs in the story of this much awaited daily soap. In the earlier version, it was played by Deepak Qazir. (Also Read: Badho Bahu actress Antara Banerjee to play Erica Fernandes’ onscreen sister-in-law in Kasautii Zindagii Kay 2)

Meanwhile, Barun Sobti is rumoured to be playing Mr Bajaj. On the other hand, Parth Samthaan’s name is doing the rounds for the role of Anurag.

For more scoops and updates, stay tuned to BollywoodLife.

My take on nepotism is that I don’t do it: Ekta Kapoor

Producer Ekta Kapoor today said she believes in giving a chance to someone who is deserving rather than getting influenced by a person’s background and connections while casting for her movies and TV shows. Ekta, who is promoting her home production “Laila Majnu”, featuring newcomers Avinash Tiwary and Tripti Dimri, said she decides her cast after watching the audition tape.

“My take on nepotism is that I don’t do it. I don’t agree that it is only film industry’s problem because there is a whole world around it…” she said when asked about her take on nepotism at the trailer launch of “Laila Majnu”. For her, newcomers are not strugglers but “untapped talent”. (Also Read: Laila Majnu trailer: Imtiaz Ali and Ekta Kapoor’s spin on the age old love story will stir up the romantic in you; watch video)

“When I see an audition we only notice how good or bad they are, if there is vulnerability and if they fit the role. To the young talent out there, ‘Do not stalk me or follow me. Just send me your audition tape. Your legacy and background will not matter and don’t make your friends or uncle, politician aunty or family friends call me, it will be a dampener,” she added. The producer, however, admitted that launching a fresh face can be challenging.

“I do get calls from politicians, bureaucrats, actors and friends and my mother tells me if we don’t cast that person we will have to bear the brunt. I see the audition tape and cast if I think they fit the bill. It is a financial stress at the end of the day but it is less stressful because at least, I am honest to my job.”

When director-producer Imtiaz Ali approached Ekta with the idea of making “Laila Majnu”, the producer said she was in a financial trouble but she still decided to back the project because it is a great story.

The film is set to release on September 7.