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IIFA travelled to Malaysia this year with a host of B-Town celebs making time for the three day event. The final night ended with a IIFA Awards ceremony celebrating cinema achievements in the year 2014. Here’s what fashion on the night looked like.

Malaika Arora Khan

Malaika Arora Khan  IIFA 2015
Malaika brought her A-Game and how to the final night of IIFA. She was quite the vision in the all white Aashi-Studio do. Can’t fault a single thing with this look. The genius move was the extremely sleek hair with the ultra voluminous gown.
Super HOT!


Lisa Haydon

Lisa Haydon IIFA 2015
Lisa’a awards night look was a bit reminiscent of her IIFA Rocks attire. The Gaurav Gupta gown is probably something Miss Haydon can pull off in her sleep! As great as she looked the hair did slightly put this look on the verge of classified “dated”. Perhaps a softer hair-do was needed here. Nevertheless she looked smoking hot, as always! On a side note, having seen Lisa in every variation of a cut-out look it would be refreshing to see her try something new i.e. something Desi!
Hot


Genelia Deshmukh

Genelia Deshmukh IIFA 2015
Given how well Genelia did on Day 1 and Day 2 it was heartbreaking to see the final night look being such a fail! We don’t have the best of pictures of her Raghavendra Rao look for the awards night but lets just say we’ve seen enough.
Not Hot


Deepika Padukone

Deepika Padukone IIFA 2015
You’re all thinking it but I’m going to say it, the Deepika + Sabyasachi combo has officially gotten boring! There has been an overflow of Sabya looks for Deepika lately with most of them having her sport the same bouffant up-do. This look was particularly a dated-snore-fest. To add to that the make-up was a complete fail. We need a stylist intervention!
Not Hot


Bipasha Basu

Bipasha Basu IIFA 2015
Bips was seen in a Gauri and Nainika attire on the green carpet. Can’t say I’m loving this look. Between the high slit and the deep V neck this look ended up coming across as too forced.  Wish she’d saved her Sabya look from the IIFA Rocks night for the awards night!
Not Hot


Aditi Rao Hydari

Aditi Rao Hydari IIFA 2015
Despite prints taking over casual wear we still rarely see it in formal wear. Thus this Shantanu and Nikhil gown that Aditi sported came as a welcome change amongst all the solid colors and embellished gowns. The soft one sided hair plus the dark lips were beautiful additions. Aditi looked stunning!
Hot!


Jaqueline Fernandez

Jaqueline Fernandez IIFA 2015
There’s always one person who gets carried away with the dressing up and ends with a look that is all too costume-esque. At this event it was Jaquiline in her Anamika Khanna ensemble. Between the cleavage and the midriff this was all too in-your-face. Amazing how the subtle changes that were done clearly to enhance the skin-show actually made this look a complete downer but had it been worn as it was on the ramp then perhaps I wouldn’t mind it quite as much.
Not Hot


Dia Mirza

Dia Mirza IIFA 2015
Dia Mirza got her mojo back on the final night! Phew! She looked effortlessly stunning in the Shantanu and Nikhil striking gown which featured an embellished shoulder. Especially loved the old school up-do!
Hot!


Anushka Sharma

Anushka Sharma IIFA 2015
Like Dia, Anushka also did red in a Gauri and Nainika gown. And like Dia her look was also a ‘safe’ one. Can’t really fault the safe, simple yet beautiful all red look. Forced to make any changes I would say the hair needed a little more volume.
Hot!


Amala Paul

Amala Paul IIFA 2015
The weekend saw a second Jatin Varma all purple look and coincidentally it was another Southern superstar sporting it. Amala Paul went with Jatin’s purple gown featuring a peplum waistline detail. Wet curls and purple lips completed the look. Though the gown was not a total deal breaker on the ramp, on Amala it was. Between the gown itself and the purple lips there really was not much to rave about in this look. Not to mention you cannot help but compare it to Genelia’s winning Jatin Varma look from Day 1.  Safe to say Amala chose the wrong all purple gown from the designer’s collection.
Not Hot


Huma Qureshi

Huma Qureshi IIFA 2015
Award functions usually have multiple Gauri and Nainika sightings and I guess IIFA was no exception. Huma also sported a gown from the designer duo’s collection. In concept maybe this look worked but the execution sadly was a complete fail.
Not Hot


Kajal Agarwal

Kajal Agarwal IIFA 2015
However the Gauri and Nainika look that did work was the one Kajal sported. She looked ravishing in the backless black and white number. The only minor gripe I have with this look is the lacklustre makeup but of course this didn’t stop Kajal’s look from being a winning one.
Hot!


Lauren

Lauren  IIFA 2015
ABCD star Lauren was seen in a Mayyur Girotra red gown. On the fence with the amount of volume in that hair-do regardless though Lauren looked quite good in the strapless red number.
Hot!


Neha Dhupia

Neha Dhupia IIFA 2015
Neha’s IIFA Awards appearance was a bitter sweet one. Sweet because it was great to see her supporting a young and upcoming designer, Priyanka Ella Lorena and bitter because her risk did not pay off. I know what she was trying to do but it just ended up looking a bit too messy and haphazard for an awards night.
Not Hot


Shriya Saran

Shriya Saran IIFA 2015
Pretty sure concept sarees have been done to death last season but clearly Ms Saran did not get the memo. She was seen in a Gaurav Gupta maroon embellished saree gown. Aside from the fact that this is a look that has been done and dusted, Shriya did look quite good.
Hot!


Shraddha Kapoor

Shraddha Kapoor IIFA 2015
As her stylist Tanya Ghavri put it, Shraddha’s look on the night was minimal chic. Given all the grand gowns and embellished attires that surrounded her on the night, her look was indeed a welcome change. Loved the all black Michelle Mason look. Less in this case was most certainly more.
Hot!


Parineeti Chopra

Parineeti Chopra IIFA 2015
Also doing minimal chic in black was Parineeti Chopra in a Georges Chakra gown. (Is it just me or are we suddenly seen far more Chakra pieces on B-town stars?!) Rarely do I like fitted gowns featuring a ruffled trail but Parineeti’s gown was quite the exception. She looked beautiful. Loved the striking eyes!
Hot!


Sonakshi Sinha

Sonakshi Sinha IIFA 2015
Sonakshi also did all black with a Monisha Jaising gown. Styling, fitting and makeup all worked well however what did not work was the gown itself.
Not Hot


Kriti Sanon

Kriti Sanon IIFA 2015
The best has been saved to the last. Kriti Sanon was an absolute vision in a white Georges Chakra gown. I’ve been progressively loving the young debutant’s sense of fashion. Its unpredictable yet not forced. From the makeup to the hair, it would have been hard to take your eyes off Ms Sanon on the night!
SUPER HOT!

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Who’s Hot Who’s Not: IIFA Rocks http://bollyspice.com/whos-hot-whos-not-iifa-rocks-2/ Sun, 07 Jun 2015 06:35:31 +0000 http://bollyspice.com/?p=104249 The IIFA weekend kicked off with IIFA Rocks aka IIFA Music and Fashion Extravaganza. This event is usually held before the main awards event and is also the night where technical achievements in cinema are honoured. Given that fashion is on the agenda for this event its always interesting to see what’s on the green carpet. Parineeti Chopra Parineeti Chopra played it quite safe with a Gaurav Gupta gown for the evening. Given that she was also a host of the event it was probably wise to go for something striking yet simple. She complimented the look with a very

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The IIFA weekend kicked off with IIFA Rocks aka IIFA Music and Fashion Extravaganza. This event is usually held before the main awards event and is also the night where technical achievements in cinema are honoured. Given that fashion is on the agenda for this event its always interesting to see what’s on the green carpet.

Parineeti Chopra

Parineeti Chopra IIFA Rocks 2015

Parineeti Chopra played it quite safe with a Gaurav Gupta gown for the evening. Given that she was also a host of the event it was probably wise to go for something striking yet simple. She complimented the look with a very simple yet elegant hair do and Suhanie Pitti cuffs. She looked great!
Hot


Kriti Sanon

Kriti Sanon IIFA Rocks 2015

Kriti Sanon was spotted in Bibhu Mohaptra gown. I do find the color of the gown quite lucklustre but Kriti pulled it off well. Loved the sleek hair do which she opted for.
Hot


Sonakshi Sinha

Sonakshi Sinha IIFA Rocks 2015

Sonakshi’s style has most certainly evolved over time. She takes risks and is unpredictable which is always a treat. For IIFA Rocks she went with an Anamika Khanna look.  You cannot deny that there is too much happening with this look given the classic Anamika jacket, belt and the Amrapali necklace so perhaps I would have preferred if she had let go of the necklace. Nevertheless she pulls off the look quite well and brings to it her own unique spunk.
Very Hot


Bipasha Basu

Bipasha Basu IIFA Rocks 2015

Sabysachi’s Big Love collection has already seen a lot of love from B-Town so its no surprise that it makes an appearance on the IIFA Green Carpet. Bipasha has already spotted one of the looks for a previous store-opening event so this would be her second outing in a Sabya Big Love piece. Safe to say she looked exquisite! Should she have saved this for the main awards night…well that’s debatable.
Hot


Dia Mirza

Dia Mirza IIFA Rocks 2015

Once upon a time Dia had a 100% success rate on the fashion scene but lately something seems to be amiss. This event sadly was no exception. The Rocky S simply does not work for the actress-turned-producer nor did those shoes.
Not Hot


Lisa Haydon

Lisa Haydon IIFA Rocks 2015

Lisa Haydon went with an obvious choice, Deme by Gabriella, which is a label that the actress endorses both on a professional and personal level. Of course if you know the collection well you also know it takes someone like Lisa to pull those pieces off so its no surprise we see her time and time again in a Deme piece. This look was no exception, she looked effortlessly sexy!
Hot


Neha Dhupia

Neha Dhupia IIFA Rocks 2015

We had a second less-busier Anamika Khanna sighting on the night on Neha Dhupia. It was great to see someone not doing the usual cape or jacket look from the designer’s collection. The addition of the cuff and the dark eye made this look very striking!
Very Hot


Huma Qureshi

Huma Qureshi IIFA Rocks 2015

It was a Shivan and Naresh sari for Huma on the night. She rocks the sleek hair and smokey eyes look. Only issue I have is with the blouse though given that is probably a sari gown, that is probably not even the blouse. Regardless, Huma looked stunning!
Hot


Shraddha Kapoor

Shraddha Kapoor IIFA Rocks 2015

Shraddha broke the monotony on the green carpet of floor length attires and went with a knee length dress by Georges Chakra. Its always tricky when someone opts for knee length on the red (or green in this case) carpet because many a times the choice becomes too informal. Of course that didn’t happen here as Shraddha looks supremely elegant and chic in her choice. Loved the dress and its one she wears really well!
Hot


Jaqueline Fernandez

Jaqueline Fernandez IIFA Rocks 2015

Jacqui has always had one of the most endearing attitudes on the red carpet. She sports the sexiest of outfits and then forgets all about it which is why they mostly work. This event was no exception with Jacqui in a Monisha Jaising gown. Loved that she left everything quite simple given the grandeur of the gown itself. The pink lips were a great addition.
Hot


Aditi Rao Hydari

Aditi Rao Hydari IIFA Rocks 2015

So when I first set eyes on Sabya’s Big Love collection I couldn’t wait to see them off the ramp. Now however, I think they’ve been done to death. Not only have we seen multiple outgoings of pieces from the collection, those who have endorsed the collection haven’t really taken any risks with it i.e. wearing it just as it was presented. Putting aside the fact that Aditi’s look is just one of the many Sabya Big Love look which we’ve seen over and over again, lets not take away from the actress that she did look quite lovely in her Big Love look! But of course here’s a shout-out to all those stylists making the outfit decisions, lets get creative with Sabya’s 2015 collection or lets move on!
Hot


Malaika Arora Khan

Malaika Arora Khan IIFA Rocks 2015

We had a second Georges Chakra sighting on the night. This time it was full length gown on Malaika. I note that had this gown been presented to me on a mannequin I may not have taken to it but of course Malaika works it wonderfully!
Hot


Genelia Deshmukh

Genelia Deshmukh IIFA Rocks 2015

Pulling off one of the hardest looks to pull, an all purple gown, on the night was Genelia Deshmukh! She was a vision in the Jatin Verma hi-low gown!  Given the gown was so striking it was wise choice to have minimal accessories with this one and letting the gown and the striking eye make up do all the wooing.
Very Hot

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Who’s Hot Who’s Not: Nishka Lulla Pre-Wedding Brunch http://bollyspice.com/whos-hot-whos-not-nishka-lulla-pre-wedding-brunch/ Wed, 03 Jun 2015 14:13:53 +0000 http://bollyspice.com/?p=103787 Designer Nishka Lulla is all set to tie the knot with businessman Dhruv Mehra in Bangkok, Thailand. Before jetting off to the destination wedding, the duo hosted a brunch in Mumbai for family and friends. Not only is Nishka herself a well-known name within the fraternity, she also has a long-lasting relationship with the fraternity, given that mum Neeta Lulla is also a designer, and a National Award winning one at that! The event had attendees in a mix of Western and Indian attires. Given that it was a pre-wedding brunch, it was also hard to judge what should have

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Designer Nishka Lulla is all set to tie the knot with businessman Dhruv Mehra in Bangkok, Thailand. Before jetting off to the destination wedding, the duo hosted a brunch in Mumbai for family and friends. Not only is Nishka herself a well-known name within the fraternity, she also has a long-lasting relationship with the fraternity, given that mum Neeta Lulla is also a designer, and a National Award winning one at that! The event had attendees in a mix of Western and Indian attires. Given that it was a pre-wedding brunch, it was also hard to judge what should have been the dress code.

Nishka Lulla

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The bride-to-be sported a design by her mother. If you know Nishka’s style, you know she’s an ultra girly-girl, so the fact that she went all out in this light pink princess-gown came as no surprise. Seems like the event actually had a Disney/Fairytale theme, even though not many guests seemed to abide by it. I do think Nishka’s outfit was more appropriate for an evening event, but she’s the bride, she can get away with anything!
Hot


Esha Deol

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Esha has some solid ties with the Lulla family, so no surprise that she was in attendance with hubby. Sadly it wasn’t an outing fashion enthusiasts can be celebrating. The floral crop top and skirt was not working. And let’s not even get started on the hair and makeup or rather the lack of. Esha clearly was not in the mood for dressing up for this brunch.
Not Hot


Alka Yagnik

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Alka went with a floor length anarkali, which featured a floral shrug. One to usual let us down this look was a very pleasant surprise! The singer looked fabulous!
Hot!


Bhagyashree

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I’m not always a fan of net-esque sarees, so I am surprised that I’m loving Bhagyashree’s brunch look so much! I think it’s the fact that it’s lace and not net that works for me. To add to that the beautiful hair and striking lips, and it just seals the deal. Don’t think the red nails were needed and the clutch should have definitely been swapped in for something more appropriate. Despite these two small glitches, this look works!
Hot!


Juhi Chawla

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Juhi gave us a few stylised looks recently, but sadly with this brunch look we took a minor step back, not a complete step back but a minor one. Loving the tunic & pants combination but the shoes and clutch added unneeded bling. Though I am willing to look past all that if I can just convince Juhi to put in a wee bit more effort in hair and make up!
Not hot


Krishika Lulla

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Eros’s head honcho Krishika Lulla suffered from a serious case of “overgrown-teen” with her attire of choice. Nothing works with this look and frankly Ms Lulla looks quite uncomfortable.
Not hot


Divya Dutta

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It was a simple chikankari kurta set for Divya. Loving that this was an obvious casual brunch look but with a desi vibe. Though I can’t help but wish that she’d given the clogs a miss and opted for a nice pair of kolhapuris and also let that beautiful hair lose. It would have made a world of a difference to this look.
Could have been hot!


Tanisha

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Tanisha put in an appearance in a…no prizes for guessing, Payal Singhal outfit. She worked the all white embellished look quite well. Whether it was intentional or not but somehow I see this look blending with the fairy-tale theme as it does have Jasmine vibe to it. If you turn a blind eye to the horrendous shoe choice, this one is a winner.
Hot (minus the shoes)


Neha Dhupia

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With celeb weddings there is always one fashionista/actress who overdoes it. At this event it was Neha. Usually I would love this outfit but here it felt a bit too much for a brunch. Also not loving the way the dupatta is draped. So all in all, loving the Rohit Bal, the headpiece and the shades but wished she’d kept this look for a more appropriate event.
Overdressed-but-hot!


Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

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Aishwarya made a stop at the brunch in a very ultra casual look which featured a printed kimono top. Wouldn’t mind this outfit had the hair and shoes been changed.
Not Hot


Tamanna

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Tamanna was in attendance in a Sabyasachi jumpsuit. I really want to like this look but the hair color is really making it hard. It doesn’t help that Anushka rocked a variation of the same jumpsuit at another event which just makes you realise how amazing Tamanna’s look could have been.
Not Hot


Neetu Chandra

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It was a pastel maxi with pink lips for Neetu for the brunch. This was a great look in concept but given the obvious fitting issues it just did not pan out well.
Not hot


Nimrat Kaur

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But the lady that did pastel maxi right was Nimrat Kaur! She looked ravishing in her brunch attire! Especially loved the soft curls that she opted for to compliment the breezy look.
Hot!


Shamita Shetty

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Doing all pink was Shamita at the event in a skater dress and printed heals. You’d think this one wouldn’t work out given that it could be an overkill of pink but somehow it works! I think it’s the beautiful tresses that break up all that pink which worked in Shamita’s favour. Especially love that belt!
Hot!


Pernia Qureshi

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Designer, stylist, entrepreneur and soon-to-be actress Pernia Qureshi attended the event sporting one of her own designs. Not a fan of the outfit so no matter how well this would be put together don’t think this could have been a winning look for me. It all seems too forced!
Not hot


Swara Bhaskar

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Swara kept it ultra casual in a mini printed dress. Don’t think she was hoping to woo the fashion critics with this look and well…she didn’t.
Not hot


Sonal Chauhan

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It was a SS Suryah dress for Sonal Chauhan. The dress in concept did not work and the execution did not help.
Not hot

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Tanu Weds Manu Returns Movie Review http://bollyspice.com/tanu-weds-manu-returns-movie-review/ Sun, 24 May 2015 05:00:36 +0000 http://bollyspice.com/?p=103392 Ever wondered what happens to those characters after the credits roll? We’re mostly made to believe it’s happily ever after but with Tanu Weds Manu Returns Aanand L Rai questions the very premise of Tanu and Manu’s love story. The movie begins four years after Manu’s grand showdown with Raja Awasthi (Jimmy Shergill). It has been four long years for Tanu and Manu and all is not well as they are struggling to cope with their irreconcilable personality differences. After a hilarious clash in front of a counsellor at a mental asylum, Tanu riles up Manu to such an extent

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15mar_tanumanu2launch-01Ever wondered what happens to those characters after the credits roll? We’re mostly made to believe it’s happily ever after but with Tanu Weds Manu Returns Aanand L Rai questions the very premise of Tanu and Manu’s love story.

The movie begins four years after Manu’s grand showdown with Raja Awasthi (Jimmy Shergill). It has been four long years for Tanu and Manu and all is not well as they are struggling to cope with their irreconcilable personality differences. After a hilarious clash in front of a counsellor at a mental asylum, Tanu riles up Manu to such an extent that he is detained by the asylum. She of course makes a casual obligatory call to Pappi (Deepak Dobriyal) to make some arrangements for Manu’s release and heads off to India, where the rest of the story unfolds.

Tanu Weds Manu Returns explores the post happily ever after sequence. It questions exactly how long can opposites really attract each other and presents the many difficulties that a couple with two strikingly diverse personalities will encounter.

In this self discovery journey of Tanu and Manu are some extremely brilliant characters without whom the journey would not have been as entertaining. There is the newly graduate attorney Chintu (Mohammad Zeeshan Ayyub) who is hoping to have a shot at winning Tanu’s heart once he helps her with her pending divorce. There’s the ever loveable Pappi (Deepak Dobriyal) who just wants to see his Manu Bhaiyya happy and maybe finally get the girl. Jassi (Ejaz Khan) and Payal (Swara Bhaskar) also return with their own post-happily-ever-after reality. Of course we also have the return of  Raja Awasthi (Jimmy Shergill) who is now a reformed angry-young-man on the path of spiritual realisation but as always is willing to go out of the way for a certain Ms Trivedi.

The other character apart from the couple that you are truly invested into is Datto (also Kangana Ranaut). Datto is a fiery Haryanvi college student. At first irked by a middle-aged man following her around she finally warms up to Manu when he candidly reveals that she merely looks like his soon to be ex-wife which is why he was following her. The duo strike a friendship which in mere weeks turns into a marriage proposal and acceptance. The movie then follows the ultimate climax to this new love story of Manu’s.

The movie is all fun, games, fired up egos and clever one liners up until the moment when Tanu means Datto. Gutted by the news that her husband has found a new wife within weeks of leaving her she fires all the insults she can muster towards the small town Haryanvi girl about to marry her husband. What the audience didn’t see coming was Datto’s outstanding response. Until this moment Rai had made Tanu our hero. She was the outspoken rebel without a cause that we rooted for. But here you and Tanu are shown a very crude mirror into her personality that jolts not only Tanu but also the audience.

firstlooktanuwedsmanuKangana Ranaut reinvents herself yet again. Not only do you feel like getting up and whistling for Tanu as she steps out to the beats of Move On, you at the same time want to reach out and hug the vulnerably strong Datto. It is not hard to doubt that Rai’s vision was to in fact not cast Kangana as Datto but because he failed to find an actress who could successfully play a “lookalike” he ended up having Kangana play both those roles. But the effort put into making Datto and Tanu different is highly commendable. From the spoken language to the body language to the styling, the actress ensures Datto is as different from Tanu as possible whilst at the same time having the “lookalike” feature. TMWR would not have been half the movie it was had this extreme effort not be put in to bringing Datto to life. You genuinly question just how does Kangana pull those scenes off!

An actor of Maddy’s calibre can hardly deliver a bad performance so it’s no surprise that he hits bullseye again as Manu. The actor is extremely confident in his skin and does not mind being deconstructed onscreen from the loveable dulha to the not-so-loveable 40 year old ex-husband. Deepak Dobriyal continues to be his scene stealer self. Rai even banks on him much more than he did in the prequel and we couldn’t be happier about it! Jimmy Shergill’s calmer Raja Awasthi is charming and ridiculously attractive! He proves yet again that he is one of the most underrated guys we have around who is still to get his due. Swara Bhaskar and Ejaz Khan are as loveable as their first outing with Tanu and Manu. We really need to see more of these two actors! Mohabbab Zeehan Ayyub is the new addition to this mad crowd and we couldn’t be happier about it! From his very first screen he leaves a lasting impression.

Rai’s ability to deliver unadulterated reality onscreen devoid of any pretence of delivering reality is the most attractive quality of the director. The material he works with, by Himanshu Sharma, is equally brilliant and devoid of pretence. It maybe a simple scene or dialogue like Zeeshan’s “kandha” description or Tanu’s outburst when she discovers Zeeshan is hoping to get something of their relationship that makes you realise just how well the makers understand the society the everyday person lives in. At a time in cinema when most makers like to create make-believe reality to kid themselves of how evolved we are, it is extremely refreshing to see someone not shying away from putting onscreen the crude ugly realities of life.

Himanshu Sharma deserves a standing ovation for one of the most phenomenal written pieces in a long time! He pushes the boundaries of convention and delivers a story you want to invest your emotion and time in. His dialogues are the highlight of the film.

Music by Krsna Solo & Tanishk-Vayu is as wacky and brilliant as the rest of the movie. Sunidhi Chauhan’s Move On is the highlight of the album which is so brilliantly brought to life onscreen.

You may not have called it that when you saw it coming but fact is, Tanu Weds Manu Returns is a landmark movie. It questions the very foundation of love stories we’ve been digesting all these years. The movie dares to go beyond the honeymoon period and it is about time someone did! At the same time it does all this in a highly entertaining packaging. If there is one not-to-be-missed movie of 2015, it surely is this.

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Fashion @ Cannes 2015: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan http://bollyspice.com/fastion-cannes-2015-aishwarya-rai-bachchan/ Thu, 21 May 2015 05:00:04 +0000 http://bollyspice.com/?p=103045 Another year gone and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan proves yet again that she’s a force to be reckoned with on the red carpet. With 14 years of Cannes-red-carpet-walking-experience with her now, she has arisen above the pressures of making a mark at the event and now it just looks like it’s a walk in the park! Aishwarya started her stint at Cannes this year with a UN Panel Discussion event where the topic was gender equality. Panellists Salma Hayek, Elizabeth Karisen, Christine Vauchan and Parker Posey joined her. The first appearance itself was a winner on the fashion blogs with her

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Another year gone and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan proves yet again that she’s a force to be reckoned with on the red carpet. With 14 years of Cannes-red-carpet-walking-experience with her now, she has arisen above the pressures of making a mark at the event and now it just looks like it’s a walk in the park!

Aishwarya started her stint at Cannes this year with a UN Panel Discussion event where the topic was gender equality. Panellists Salma Hayek, Elizabeth Karisen, Christine Vauchan and Parker Posey joined her. The first appearance itself was a winner on the fashion blogs with her all Sabyasachi look winning her a lot of points. The floral creation was an instant favourite as was the soft wavy hair and striking lips.

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She took to the red carpet for premiere of Carol the following day in a Cannes favourite designer, Elie Saab. Not quite sold on the gown of choice but loved the styling that the Loreal team achieved with this look.

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The grand red carpet entry was followed by an intimate launch of Jazbaa’s first look where the actress sported a strapless Oscar de la Renta gown. Though I wanted to see different styling with this look I still cannot fault a single thing with this appearance.

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In between the major appearances the actress met with the press to deliver interviews and sported Stella McCartney for the appearances. Whilst I love the all white avatar, can’t say I love the look with the printed pants as much.

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Continuing her busy time at Cannes she did more photoshoots and social media interactions in two different looks. The day shoot saw her in a Ferragamo dress. Again can’t fault the look but the styling was repetitive of what we’d seen thus far.

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She then changed into something a bit more dramatic by way of a Georges Chakra gown. Not quite sure why such a dramatic look was chosen for a social media interaction time rather than the red carpet but none the less she looked great!

Ash-GeorgesChakraJust when you thought things were slowing down a Ralph and Russo Couture gown makes you think otherwise. Aishwarya’s appearance at the Youth screening has me completed smitten! From the gown to the nude lips to the hair, this one was pure perfection and just what I was waiting for!

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Winning look: Youth Premiere – Ralph & Russo Gown
Most disappointing look: Carol Premiere – Elie Saab gown.
Tips for next year: take styling risks!

 

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Jazbaa First Look Review http://bollyspice.com/jazbaa-first-look-review/ Wed, 20 May 2015 03:50:51 +0000 http://bollyspice.com/?p=102992 She does not not call it a come back but we cinema enthusiasts probably will continue to mark Jazbaa as a comeback of sorts as it is the return of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan to the silver screen after a five year hiatus. (Yes we know she’s been busy brand-ambassador-ing her way to glory in this hiatus period but we still did not get a movie!) So apart from stunning us in various elegant gowns at Cannes 2015 and performing her Loreal brand ambassador duties, Aishwarya’s attendance at the festival had more to it. She also unveiled the Jazbaa first look.

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First look of JaazbaShe does not not call it a come back but we cinema enthusiasts probably will continue to mark Jazbaa as a comeback of sorts as it is the return of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan to the silver screen after a five year hiatus. (Yes we know she’s been busy brand-ambassador-ing her way to glory in this hiatus period but we still did not get a movie!)

So apart from stunning us in various elegant gowns at Cannes 2015 and performing her Loreal brand ambassador duties, Aishwarya’s attendance at the festival had more to it. She also unveiled the Jazbaa first look. Unless you have been living under a rock you’re probably already aware that Jazbaa is a Sanjay Gupta (Kaante) directorial which also stars Irrfan Khan, Jackie Shroff and Atul Kulkarni in title roles. There is some buzz that Shabana Azmi is also part of the project and that John Abraham has a cameo role in the film. From whatever little unconfirmed leaks of the film’s plot we have we know that Aishwarya plays a lawyer in the film and Irrfan Khan plays a suspended cop. There’s also word that this is a remake of a Koren film.

So are we excited that this will go onto being her big come back rather than the KJO project? Hell yeah! Whilst the KJO project may be exciting in its own way, this is perhaps the more crucial film to re-affirm her acting prowess, given we have an audience with an extremely short term memory.

No doubt the first look gets you to sit up and take notice. An unexpected first look maybe for an Aishwarya film but definitely not from a Sanjay Gupta movie. The director is known for his sleek and high powered action/drama films which although may not get the cash registered ringing with ultra joy, do excite the curious cinegoer. It is also to be noted that Gupta has also not returned to the screen with a project since Shootout at Wadala, the silently successful sequel to Shootout at Lokhandwala.

For now Jazbaa has our full attention and justifies its Twitter trending reputation. The first look is simple yet extremely impactful. We hope they follow it up with as an impressive trailer.

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Box Office – Bollywood hinges its hopes on Akshay Kumar’s Gabbar Is Back http://bollyspice.com/box-office-bollywood-hinges-its-hopes-on-akshay-kumars-gabbar-is-back/ Thu, 30 Apr 2015 13:05:29 +0000 http://bollyspice.com/?p=101763 Finally the D-Day is all set to arrive. Ever since the First Poster of Gabbar Is Back was unveiled, there has been good build up to the promotional campaign of the Akshay Kumar starrer. The film has been given a platform where it has established its solid standing after some good innovation was brought into play in weeks leading to the release. It is a biggie by all means and also an acid test for first time director Krish who has enjoyed some good show down South. With his first ever Bollywood outing, he is expected to score too if

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Gabbar Is Back Akshay Kumar Kitne Aadmi ThayFinally the D-Day is all set to arrive. Ever since the First Poster of Gabbar Is Back was unveiled, there has been good build up to the promotional campaign of the Akshay Kumar starrer. The film has been given a platform where it has established its solid standing after some good innovation was brought into play in weeks leading to the release. It is a biggie by all means and also an acid test for first time director Krish who has enjoyed some good show down South. With his first ever Bollywood outing, he is expected to score too if the promo is any indication.

All eyes are now on Akshay Kumar to deliver for this film which appears to be a powerful dramatic action entertainer in the offering. In the year so far, the only film which has seen good collections to its name is Baby which was also an Akshay Kumar starrer. It was a song-less affair and still went on to score well on the basis of good content and solid word of mouth. Now Gabbar Is Back benefits from good songs to its credit and since the dose of action is much higher here, one looks forward to a much more commercial affair that would be grabbed by the Akshay Kumar starrer.

All of this means that the film is all set to score the highest opening of the year, hence leaving behind the likes of Fast and Furious, Roy and Avengers which had just about managed to cross the 10 crore mark. Gabbar Is Back is all set to score much higher, courtesy its solid penetration expected in the single screen theaters. While it is a given that the film would take a good opening, it would be interesting to see how solid does the content turn out to be, which would ensure a long run and hence bring industry out of the doldrums that it currently is finding itself in.

Another release of the week is Sabki Bajegi Band which is arriving with bare minimum promotion. Currently the film is struggling with gaining good shows across multiplexes of the country. All hopes for the film hinge on some strong critical acclaim and rapid word of mouth as it arrives in a month when there is a plethora of biggies hitting the screens week after week.

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Who’s Hot Who’s Not: HT Style Awards 2015 http://bollyspice.com/whos-hot-whos-not-ht-style-awards-2015/ Mon, 30 Mar 2015 07:39:41 +0000 http://bollyspice.com/?p=100018 The who’s who of fashion and cinema attended Hindustan Times Style Awards last week and brought their A-game to the red carpet. Did their efforts pay off? Read on to find out! Aditi Rao Hydari Aditi opted for a designer that stands for all things sexy, Deme by Gabriella. And she pulls off the look with great confidence, which by far is the most important accessory to wear when wearing Deme. Love the tousled hair and Outhouse necklace. Here’s hoping this new more confident Aditi on the red carpet is here to say. Sizzling hot! Amrya Dastur Amrya went all

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The who’s who of fashion and cinema attended Hindustan Times Style Awards last week and brought their A-game to the red carpet. Did their efforts pay off? Read on to find out!

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Aditi Rao Hydari

Aditi opted for a designer that stands for all things sexy, Deme by Gabriella. And she pulls off the look with great confidence, which by far is the most important accessory to wear when wearing Deme. Love the tousled hair and Outhouse necklace. Here’s hoping this new more confident Aditi on the red carpet is here to say.

Sizzling hot!

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Amrya Dastur

Amrya went all red with a Hema Kaul gown, red lips to compliment and a classic up do. Nothing much to fault with this look except perhaps the gown sleeve length.

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Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

Mrs. Bachchan continues her winning streak on the red carpet, this time with a Toni Maticevski gown. Clutch aside, this was a look that Aishwarya would have pulled off in her sleep!

Very hot!

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Debina Chaudhry

Debina went with The Snazzy Man by Mohnish Panjabi gown. Love the accessorising, hair and makeup, however the gown lets Debina down. The more I look at it the more the plunging neckline bothers me. It just wasn’t as well fitted and ‘neat’ as it should be.

Could have been hot

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Gauahar Khan

Gauhar was spotted in a Pankaj and Nidhi kurta and pants. Given that the kurta itself was so grand, it was perhaps wise to swap the flowy pants for a fitted high waist one. With that change and the side fishtail braid, Gauahar gave the whole outfit a very young and chic makeover.

Hot!

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Huma Qureshi

Contrary to popular opinion, Huma Qureshi is not wearing a Nikhil Thampi, but rather a Bhavya Bhatnagar outfit. I guess  Mr. Thampi has truly made the metallic belt his signature, because his collection is all you think of whenever you spot one. The look works for Huma, despite some initial reservations I had with the eye makeup. Props for choosing such a stylish Eina Ahluwalia earrings to compliment the powerpacked attire because nothing says powerful like Eina’s jewellery.

Hot!

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Kiara Advani

Kiara was seen in a Mayyur Girotra gown, which was a complete let-down for the beautiful lady. The cut and the fabric both just didn’t leave an impressive impression.

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Maria Gorettiz

Also sporting a Mayyur Girotra was Maria Gorettiz. Maria did fare better than Kiara in a Mayyur outfit, however the look still lacked some finishing touches, like the length of the skirt and the fit of the blouse sleeves. Also the tucked in shirt looked sloppy in some moments of the night.

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Sarah Jane Dias

The night gives a very valuable lesson to the ladies who are doing the white-shirt-tucked-into-maxi-skirt. The look only works when its neatly executed. Again here with Sarah, we saw one look that had great potential courtesy of the Manish Arora lehenga, which was oh-so-beautiful, but sadly the messy shirt left much to be desired from the look.

Not Hot

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Shraddha Kapoor

Shraddha gets props for opting for a knee-length dress and still maintaining the formaility of the look warranted by the red carpet. She looked effortlessly stunning in the Paolo Sebastian dress, Gehna jewellery, Escada shoes and Forever New clutch.

Hot!

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Bhumi Pednekar

The most striking look of the night came from Bhumi Padnekar in a Namrata Joshipura gown. Love the nude lips, smokey eyes, dark nails and sleek hair! This was a winning look all the way!

Sizzling hot!

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Elli Avvram

And here’s the kind of knee high dress that you cannot do at a red carpet event, because it ends up looking like a simple fancy dinner out rather than an award show. Elli Avvram’s Rana Gill look was just too casual for the night

Not hot

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Tanisha Mukherji

It’s like Tanisha sometimes challenges herself to wear the oddest of outfits. There was no saving this Ministry of Design gown no matter how well you styled it!

Not hot!

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Waluscha De Sousa

Waluscha De Sousa, ex-model, Maneesh Sharma’s newest find and Shah Rukh’s newest leading lady is already turning heads around tinsel town. She was spotted in a Amit Aggarwal gown on the night looking simply ravishing! Amit’s gowns really need very minimal styling, given that they’re so grand, so I’m sure glad that Ms De Sousa kept this look strikingly simple.

Hot!

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Deepika Padukone

The trend of cut-out gowns continue, however this time around I’m more receptive of the design with this Monisha Jaising piece, which Deepika wore on the night. Perhaps on mere mortals the gown wouldn’t work, but Deepika pulls it off with great ease!

Super hot!

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Dia Mirza

One to always root for Dia’s style on the red carpet, I’m extremely disappointed with this Rohit Gandhi and Rahul Khanna look. The hair definitely needed to be worn up with this dress, given that it’s a simple A-Line cut. With the hair out it all just looked a wee bit messy and overwhelming.

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Rhea Chakrabarty

Rhea wore a Babita Malkani dress on the night and styled it quite differently from the way it was presented on the ramp. Sadly, no amount of styling alteration can make this dress any more likeable.

Not hot

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Mini Mathur

Another Mayyur Girotra was seen on the red carpet, this time on Mini Mathur. Though it reminds me of another Mayyur Girotra we saw on Deeksha at Filmfare, I can safely say this is a better variation of the design. However, what worked for Deeksha was the styling and here that is the aspect that fails Mini. The hair and the makeup just didn’t work.

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Sonakshi Sinha

I must admit when I first saw this Nishka Lulla look on the ramp I didn’t imagine it could be worn in the way Sonakshi has worn the look, but somehow I have instantly fallen in love with the entire concept. Like most people I’ve had way too much of the cropped-top look for a lifetime, so props to Sonakshi for completely removing that aspect from this look. The addition of the metallic belt was a winning finish touch.

Super hot!

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Sonam Kapoor

Wearing her trusty favourite Ellie Saab was Sonam Kapoor. Whilst I have no issues with how Sonam wore the attire, I can’t say I’m a fan of the gown itself, which has a very 90s feel to it and not in a good-reminiscent way but in a dated way.

Not hot

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Who’s Hot Who’s Not: L’Oreal Femina Women’s Awards 2015 http://bollyspice.com/whos-hot-whos-not-loreal-femina-womens-awards-2015/ Wed, 25 Mar 2015 06:49:07 +0000 http://bollyspice.com/?p=99818 L’Oreal and Femina’s Women’s awards saw a selected few notable names from the film fraternity in attendance. Here’s how the ladies faired on the red carpet: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan Its great to Aishwarya doing the rounds again and even more great to see her taking some leaps with styling. The night saw her in a fresh of the runaway Sabyasachi tunic which she paired with a churidar and matching dupatta. The sleek hair do was a welcome change as was the crisp makeup. Wish she’d worn the tunic as a dress, as presented on the ramp, since the churidaar look

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L’Oreal and Femina’s Women’s awards saw a selected few notable names from the film fraternity in attendance. Here’s how the ladies faired on the red carpet:

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

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Its great to Aishwarya doing the rounds again and even more great to see her taking some leaps with styling. The night saw her in a fresh of the runaway Sabyasachi tunic which she paired with a churidar and matching dupatta. The sleek hair do was a welcome change as was the crisp makeup. Wish she’d worn the tunic as a dress, as presented on the ramp, since the churidaar look is something that she’s done to death but nonetheless that won’t stop me from gushing over how amazing she looked on the night.

Very Hot

Neha Dhupia

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Neha opted for a Rocky S gown on the night. The gown works great but the hair was just all too strong for the flowy gown. Wish she’d opted for something softer and more subtle given the grandness of the gown. The makeup also didn’t help Neha’s case

Not hot

Tanisha Mukherji

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Tanisha was in attendance in a Varun Bahl gown. Whilst this is much better than how Tanisha usually fares on our WHWN lists, it is still a far way from being hot. The gown design looked simply disproportionate on the petite actress.

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Gauahar Khan

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Gauahar went with a fresh-off-the-runway Ken Fern gown. Though the look on the runway was quite different to Gauahar’s modified version, I quite like the modifications done to the design. Gauahar looked great!

Hot

Katrina Kaif

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Katrina Kaif was in attendance in a Port 1961 sheer gown. She pulls off the gown rather effortlessly but as always leaves much to be desired from the rather boring styling. One of these days we hope we see something a bit edgier and riskier from Ms Kaif.

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Sonam Kapoor

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If only we all could look so delightful after beating a few weeks of a deadly virus scare. Sonam was a vision in a blush Toni Maticevski gown. The hair style, though being one we’ve seen Sonam sport on multiple occasions, went well with this look. Pushed to make a change with this look I’d opt for a softer lip color to keep the relaxed and pastel feel of the look in tact. Though none the less the Khoobsurat actresss looked…well Khoobsurat!

Hot

Huma Qureshi

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Huma was spotted in a Mayyur Girrotra cape gown. Whilst many may claim this reminds you of Anamika Khanna’s signature gown, for me it brings flashes of Frou Frou by Archana Rao who has featured both floral motifs on sheer capes in her recent collections. Regardless of the design comparison, Huma pulled off the dramatic look flawlessly!

Hot!

Urvashi Rautela

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Singh Saab The Great actress Urvashi Rautela was spotted in a Neha Agarwal cut-out gown. Though I’m not the biggest fan of the gown I can say that I didn’t terribly mind it when it was first seen on Esha Gupta on the ramp, and then again on Adah Sharma at a subsequent event. However the gown’s winning streak comes to a stop with Urvashi.

Not Hot

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Nawazuddin Siddique to shoot for two Khans back to back http://bollyspice.com/nawazuddin-siddique-to-shoot-for-two-khans-back-to-back/ Sat, 28 Feb 2015 02:12:07 +0000 http://bollyspice.com/?p=98458 Nawazuddin Siddique is certainly on a career high. Not only has he defied all the norms with the incredible roles that he has earned for himself in several movies this past year, he has also earned the repute of being perhaps the most promising unconventional leading hero in today’s time. His recent release, Badlapur has earned him some f the best reviews of his career with reports of audience bursting into applause each time he enters the screen with his quirky punchlines. Though the actor has too little time to relish this success, he will now be seen sharing screen

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14apr_NawazuddinSiddiqui01Nawazuddin Siddique is certainly on a career high. Not only has he defied all the norms with the incredible roles that he has earned for himself in several movies this past year, he has also earned the repute of being perhaps the most promising unconventional leading hero in today’s time.

His recent release, Badlapur has earned him some f the best reviews of his career with reports of audience bursting into applause each time he enters the screen with his quirky punchlines. Though the actor has too little time to relish this success, he will now be seen sharing screen space back to back with Bollywood’s biggest Khans. Starting off with Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Nawaz will simultaneously rehearse for his role in Rais with Shah Rukh Khan.

This is interesting as both the Khans are always pitted against each other and this time Nawaz seems to be the common factor between the two. And now co-incidentally both the films will now be shot back to back and will have their schedules interspersed with Nawazuddin being a part of both
the films. He will start off the rehearsals for Rais in March while he continues to shoot for Bajrangi around the same time. A great year for this actor!

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