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Nimrat Kaur and Fatima Shaikh to be part of Bazaar?
Mar 23, 2017 18:48 IST
By Etti Bali
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what happened: Actors Nimrat Kaur and Fatima Sana Shaikh have been reportedly roped in for Saif Ali Khan's Bazaar.
what it means: This will be the first time that Nimrat and Saif will be sharing screen space. Fatima is cast opposite actor Rohan Mehra, reported pinkvilla.com. It also marks Mehra's debut.
what next: The film is a thriller based on the stock market. Official announcements on the casting are awaited.
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Censor Board clears Akshay Kumar's Naam Shabana
Mar 23, 2017 18:45 IST
By Anjuri Nayar
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what happened: The CBFC cleared Akshay Kumar-Taapsee Panuu's Naam Shabana with a U/A certificate and three cuts.
what it means: While one cut is of a domestic violence scene, the second one is of a bottle of liquor and the third is a Santa Banta joke.
what next: The movie will hit screens on March 31.
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Bani J has been roped in for a historical show on TV
Mar 23, 2017 18:40 IST
By Shreya Mukherjee
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what happened: She will play Queen Olympias, Alexander The Great's mother in the show, Porus, reports Bombay Times.
what it means: Bani, who had earlier done reality shows such as Roadies 4, Khatron Ke Khiladi and Bigg Boss, makes her fiction debut with Porus on the tube. Angelina Jolie played the same role in a Hollywood film.
what next: Bani will soon start prepping up. She will join the rehearsals and workshops with other actors.
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Sidharth-Sonakshi's Ittefaq sooner than expected.
Mar 23, 2017 18:36 IST
By Anjuri Nayar
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what happened: The makers have taken bulk dates from Sonakshi and Sidharth and need to wrap up soon.
what it means: To shorten the length of the film a few scenes have been deleted. There are no songs in the film either. A source says, "It's a murder mystery and a long film wouldn't gel with the theme."
what next: The movie will release on August 25.
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    Mar 23, 2017 15:51 IST

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