Sui Dhaaga first look: Varun Dhawan, Anushka Sharma looks perfectly middle class

The first look of the two main actors from the upcoming film ‘Sui Dhaaga’ was revealed late on Monday. This Yash Raj Films’ production features Anushka Sharma and Varun Dhawan, who have been paired for the first time. What really is striking us is the common folk look of them.

Anushka Sharma will be seen playing the role named as ‘Mamta’. In a first look picture, Anushka sports a purple and white sari, a mustard sweater, a bindi, and sindoor. Interestingly, the actress can be witnessed wearing ‘angoothe wale juraab’ (a customized sock that is worn with a slipper). The first look of the characters gave us the glimpse about the simple background and it will be far from stars’ glamorous real life. Varun, who plays Mauji in the film, also carries the purely common man look with ease. Produced by Maneesh Sharma under the Yash Raj Films banner, ‘Sui Dhaaga’ has been written by Dum Laga Ke Haisha director Sharat Katariya, who is also directing the film. ‘Sui Dhaaga’ will release on September 28.

While commenting on the choice of his heroine, Maneesh had said, “We wanted someone who could effortlessly transform herself into a character who is intelligent, strong and expressive even in her silence. Anushka brings in the authenticity and resilient spirit as a performer and a star. Today, moviegoers want to discover and love characters that they connect with. They want to identify themselves with the story and see how convincingly and truthfully actors translate it.” Both the lead actors have been preparing hard for their roles. The production house revealed in past that both the actors are required to know the skills of tailoring and stitching. While Anushka was seen with needles and thread, Varun was seen learning to stick with a sewing machine.

Zero First Look: Bollywood Badshah Shahrukh Khan reveals title, release date of his next film

The Bollywood superstar Shahrukh Khan knows very well how to amaze audiences and that’s exactly what he had done with his upcoming film ‘Zero’. Keeping up the promise, the 52-year-old actor took to Twitter at exactly 5 pm to reveal the title of his next film with director Anand L Rai. The title has been revealed through a small teaser in which we can see Shahrukh Khan in a never-seen-before avatar.

The Bollywood superstar is playing the role of a dwarf in the film, which also features Anushka Sharma and Katrina Kaif in vital roles. Shahrukh Khan and director Anand L Rai involved in chitchat over the pending announcement on Twitter. The 52-year-old actor asked the director about the announcement of the title, and they reached a conclusion to release it at 5 pm on Monday. “@aanandlrai sir, title kab announce karna hai? Ya 2018 mein bhi gaaliyan khaani hain?! @AnushkaSharma #KatrinaKaif,” to which the filmmaker replied, “Arre sir apno ki gaaliyaan hain, khaa lenge 😊Par aap bataao ? 1st January kaisa rahega ?” Khan asked Rai.

Following this, Khan asked the filmmaker if he would only announce the title. “Accha rahega…Par sirf title announce karoge ya kuch dikhaaoge bhi? @AnushkaSharma #KatrinaKaif” The filmmaker was more than happy to add, “Naye Saal ka pehla din hai Khan Saab!!! Kuch dikha bhi dena chahiye….😊 @AnushkaSharma #KatrinaKaif,” Srk asked. The character of Shahrukh Khan in Zero will be three feet tall, and the special effects (VFX) used in the film helped in making the ‘dwarf’ character look realistic.

The director recently said that SRK’s performance is going to be the USP of the film. “They (fans) are carrying an image in their mind and it is not exactly what we have in the film. When we were working on it we did not know it (dwarf part) will look this way. I want to replace that image with the right image. The film’s USP is Shah Rukh’s performance,” Rai said.

Virat Kohli-Anushka Sharma: This is what we know so far

Everywhere news is surfing like anything and that is about the wedding of Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma. This elegant couple has rumored to fly to Italy to get married in Milan, which could be the possible destination. According to the sources, the wedding may take place on December 12 with the very few details from Bollywood as well as Cricket sources who have been preferring being mum on the issue.

There have been rumors going for a long time as Kohli asked BCCI and the selectors have some break from the cricket because of constantly playing over the last 48 months. Anushka, on the other hand, also took a break from her busy work schedule and was pictured at the Mumbai Airport alongside her family for the flight destined for Italy. There are reports that only Yuvraj Singh and Sachin Tendulkar are invited for the big day of Virat’s life. Virat’s coach Rajkumar Jha has also been invited. The head of DDCA Cricket Advisory Committee Madan Lal confirmed that Rajkumar is on leave for some personal reasons and was not present for the CK Nayudu semifinal.

A report by MensXP says, “Not many people have been invited, as it is a really small function. Just close ones are invited, Virat’s childhood friends and few of our family members. From cricket fraternity, only Sachin and Yuvraj will be seen, if they make it to the wedding. And of course, Virat’s Coach Rajkumar Sharma who once taught him. There were others too but they can’t make it for the day.” It is expected that the wedding is to be a close-knit affair with family members and only close friends invited for the marriage. The Indian cricket team will be playing ODI series against Sri Lanka at that time as Kohli has taken some rest before the South Africa series, which is all set to start in January.

5 Reasons why ‘Jab Harry Met Sejal’ Failed to Win the Heart of Audiences

The much-awaited film ‘Jab Harry Met Sejal’ starring Shahrukh Khan and Anushka Sharma released on last Friday. Directed by Imtiaz Ali, the audiences had huge expectations from this film, but it failed to create any magic. It received negative to average reviews from most of the critics. Despite the deadly combination of Shahrukh’s comeback in romantic genre, Anushka’s absolute beauty, and director Imtiaz Ali’s unique storytelling, the film failed badly at the box office. In this Article, we will tell you the 5 reasons why ‘Jab Harry Met Sejal’ failed to win the heart of audiences. The motive of the article is not to criticize the film, but to show you the real reasons why it failed at the box office.

  1. Negative Reviews by the Critics

‘Jab Harry Met Sejal’ is one film that you can watch at least once very easily, but the way critics criticized this romantic comedy film, everyone started making fun of this film on the social media. The director Imtiaz Ali was being criticized for making such a bad film and people were posting bad all over on the social media about this film. The negative reviews by the critics impacted the film very badly and that’s why it also failed to enhance its box collection even its first weekend.

  1. Not a Typical Shahrukh Khan Romantic Film

As we all know that Shahrukh Khan is called as the ‘The King of Romance’, there are many of the reasons behind that as well. From playing Raj in ‘Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge’ to Rahul in ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’, the 51-year old superstar has always been famous as a next-door boy romantic hero, but in this film, he was not playing the typical romantic hero. The character of Harry had his dark shades and reasons why he was lost in his life. Many of the audience were expecting that will get to see the vintage Shahrukh Khan in ‘Jab Harry Met Sejal’, but Imtiaz Ali had something purely out of the box to offer.

  1. Messy Second Half

Talking about the first half of the film, it was superbly planned and the story was moving in a right direction, but there is nothing like this in the second half. The second half of the film was quite boring and it lacks the screenplay as well. This was the biggest reason that the film failed to connect with the audiences in the second half and it becomes difficult for the public to watch the film till the end. From unnecessary songs to useless scenes, the second half is surely stretched for no reason. You will feel a little disconnected with the characters in the second half as there’s no story to watch out in the second half. That’s why the audiences of single screen theatres hated this Imtiaz Ali film.

  1. A Very Small Audience to Understand the Cinema of Imtiaz Ali

There is no doubt in that Imtiaz Ali is one of the finest directors of this generation and his movies like ‘Jab We Met’, ‘Rockstar’, and ‘Highway’ was highly appreciated and it made him a very popular director. On the other hand, his dark character films like ‘Tamasha’ also failed to connect with the larger audiences. Same is happening with ‘Jab Harry Met Sejal’ as well. The majority of the audiences failed to connect or understand the character of Harry and his dark sides. The audiences who can relate to the character of Harry is normally very limited in India and that’s why the characters failed to touch the larger audience.

  1. Bad Promotional Strategy

The Badshah of Bollywood, Shahrukh Khan, is known for his promotional strategies for his films, but with this film, they failed to create a peak buzz for the film, which was much needed. From releasing mini trails to the song releases, the makers of the film took a lot of time in releasing the trailer of the film. The trailer hits the audiences the most and that’s the public plans to watch that movie or not. They released the trailer of the film very late and that was not a marketing strategy at all. It affected in creating the buzz of the film and that’s why it received lukewarm at the box office on its opening day with collecting just 15.25 crore. The bad promotions had affected the film so badly that it’s going to be called as a ‘Flop’ in India.

"Male Actors Are Valued More In Bollywood" said Anushka Sharma

It has been along days we keep hearing about the neptoism and issues related to after the IIFA Award ended, as now Anushka Sharma has put forward a new a debate of – gender inequality in Bollywood. As per her the Divas in the Bollywood industries also face the gender inequality. 29-year-old actress Anushka scored her maiden Bollywood film not only with Yash Raj Films but also a project starring Shah Rukh Khan.

It was Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi in 2008, which got her the Filmfare Award nomination for Best Actress. She is also one of those actresses, who has worked with all THE three Khans of Bollywood – Shah Rukh, Salman and Aamir – made an observation which has also been pointed out by several actresses before.

She said- “Male actors are better valued than us in Hindi cinema.”

Anushka few days ago also joined the nepotism debate which resurfaced after Karan Johar appointed Saif Ali Khan and Varun Dhawan to make fun of Kangana Ranaut as previously in a show she commented Mr Karan Johar as the ‘flag-bearer of nepotism’.

Talking to IANS, Anushka said: “I have been launched by a banner like Yash Raj Films. They do not put anything before a new talent. That is their priority. I haven’t faced something like that, I think that people can be treated differently in the same industry. And we should respect that.” However, Anushka clarified, what she said about nepotism doesn’t mean the ways of Bollywood can be hailed as absolutely fair.

She further questions “Who said that the industry was fair? Talking of the gender divide won’t make it go away.”

Anushka as saying, who owns the production house Clean Slate Films.”Films led by female actors do not open to remarkable numbers. As the female actress are trying a lot to change the things by their work, But its difficult”

Taapsee Pannu in a recent interview with PTI, conveyed the something similar but in different words: “It is essential to work with actors or actress including Khans or not Khans as they have a higher market value. They have certain appeal with the masses and we will be able to get that attention from people, we gain from that.””As an actor, what I can do is choose roles that send out a message. As producer, I am trying to foster a new value system that makes content king in the long run,” Anushka recently experimented with her role as a ghost bride in Phillauri.

She has completed her long seven years of Bollywood debut, Anushka took into production with 2015’s crime drama NH10, which cast her in the lead. Her production house also produced Phillauri, the last film she was seen in. In between, She worked with directors like:

  • Yash Chopra (2012’s Jab Tak Hai Jaan)
  • Vishal Bhardwaj (2013’s Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola)
  • Ali Abbas Zafar (Sultan )
  •  Karan Johar (Ae Dil Hai Mushkil)

Anushka Sharma is currently busy with the promotional duties of Jab Harry Met Sejal, co-starring Shah Rukh and releasing on August 4. Next on her roster is spooky thriller Pari, which will also be produced by her and the Rajkumar Hirani-directed Sanjay Dutt biopic.

'Jab Harry Met Sejal' All Set to Hit The Screens

‘Jab Harry Met Sejal’ starring Shahrukh Khan and Anushka Sharm is all set to hit the theaters on August 4. ‘Jab Harry Met Sejal’, directed by Imtiaz Ali is complete package of love, romance and comedy. After hearing the name of the film ‘Jab Harry Met Sejal’, the first thing that comes into mind is ‘ When Harry met Sally’, a 1989 American romantic comedy film written by Nora Ephron and directed by Rob Renier.

The name of the movie has sowed the seeds of curiosity in the mind of the audience, whether the Shahrukh Khan’s film is similar to that of American film ‘When Harry met Saly.’ To get an answer for the same when ANI talked to King Khan over phone, he quickly replied, “No, not at all, it’s a way to attribute.” According to 51 year old king khan, “The films have no similarity, except for the fact that we can hope our movie can also be one of that kind of unabashed classic love stories. He also added that,  “When Harry met Sally is one of the greatest love stories ever made in the history of world cinema.Ranbir (playing Anushka’s fiance in the film), myself, we all thought, ‘When Harry met Sally’ is such a favorite film and also a love story, there’s nothing about the stories, which is similar. It is quite original, a fun space love story by Imtiaz Ali. But it is a take off from there (When Harry met Sally) as that movie is a classic.”

When asked whether the title of the cult ‘When Harry met Sally’ will help in garnering attention for ‘Jab Harry met Sejal,’ the ‘Dear Zindagi’ actor replied, “I hope I am able to garner that attraction.”

“I will try best. I hope people come to see the movie for Imitiaz, Anushka and me. I think ‘When Harry met Sally’ is more of a metaphor now, rather than a title,” he said.

Earlier, the title of the movie was not confirmed, first it was in the air that the movie will come up with the name ‘The Ring’ and later it was named as ‘Rehnuma’ but now finally director has confirmed the name ‘Jab Harry Met Sejal’ a clear portmanteau of Hollywood classic ‘When Haryy met Sally’ and his older hit film ‘ Jab We Met.’

The film had been seeking for the title with Salman Khan announcing – via a tweet last November – a campaign to crowdsource the name. The other thing that makes the name of the movie more interesting is that, Ranbeer Kapoor has claimed that, he was the one who suggested the name for the movie but in a tweet by Shahruk Khan said that, “Just in case Ranbeer Kapoor ever claims it…. the title Jab Harry Met Sejal was never ever suggested by him! so he doesn’t win the Rs.5000  reward.”  Here, Shahrukh was referring to the reward of Rs 5,000 given by the film’s team to anyone who could come up with the perfect title.

Countering Shahrukh’s tweet Ranbir today said when he suggested that the film should be named ‘Jab Harry Met Sejal’, everyone laughed it off. “It’s my title, I gave the title for the film… The sad part is not that Shah Rukh sir is not giving me credit but that I was not aware about the reward. Shah Rukh sir I am coming to Mannat (Shah Rukh’s bungalow)..Cash please.”

The actor said they discussed the title of the movie while they both were shooting for their respective films at Mehboob Studio.

“We were discussing about the title and I suggested ‘Jab Harry Met Sejal’… Everyone laughed at it and said it’s a ‘bakwas’ title. Cut to today… The poster of the film is out with the title that I gave. I am happy that I am a small part of this film.”

Looks like the title of the film is not very much appreciated by the audience. People flooded the twitter account of King Khan with funny tweets for the name of the film.

‘Jab Harry Met Sally’ was earlier going to be released on August 11 but the date has been shifted to August 4 to avoid the clash with Akshay Kumar’s ‘Toilet: EK Prem Katha,’ at the Box Office.

Speaking on the same, the ‘Dilwale’ actor said, “On all levels, these are capacity running films. Normally we release our films in four thousand theatres. When it is about sharing that space with anyone, you lose out on the capacity to nurture a film like ‘Jab Harry met Sejal.’ It is a funny unabashed love story, helmed by Imtiaz Ali, who has a special place in people’s heart, as a director. The same goes for Anushka, myself, even the songs. It’s a very happy film. These kinds of films do take on the capacity of the theatres available.”

Adding, “Whenever you start sharing the date with some other film, due to unavoidable reason, we do lose out on that capacity. At the end, we have always done really well, economically also, with the co-release, but we do lose out on the capacity of the initial days. I always try not to come up with some other film, I request people the same.”

Shahrukh-Anushka Film 'Jab Harry Met Sejal' Finally Has a Name, Averts Clash With Akshay’s Toilet

After months of speculation about the name of Srk-Imtiaz’s film, Shahrukh Khan finally confirmed the name of his next with Anushka as ‘Jab Harry Met Sejal’. Isn’t this really interesting and a cool name? Last year, Salman Khan tweeted the released date of Srk-Imtiaz’s film and said to his followers that he has decided the date (11 Aug 2017) and you decide the name. Later, Akshay Kumar’s Toilet: Ek Prem Katha was also scheduled to release on 11 August 2017, clashing with Shahrukh Khan’s Jab Harry Met Sejal. The posters of Srk’s film were released on the social media last night, ditching all the speculated names like ‘Raula’, ‘The Ring’ and ‘Rehnuma’, and confirming ‘Jab Harry Met Sejal’ as the title of the film.

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The title of Srk’s film also reminiscent of Imtiaz’s blockbuster film ‘Jab We Met’ starring Shahid Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor. On the other hand, it also reminds us of the iconic American rom-com film starring Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan ‘When Harry Met Sally’. We just hope that Srk’s film with Anushka would not be inspired from any of the films made before. Shahrukh Khan tweeted, “Just in case Ranbir Kapoor ever claims it…the title Jab Harry met Sejal was never ever suggested by him! So he doesn’t win the Rs.5000 reward.” It looks like that Khan was talking about the reward of Rs 5000 announced by the film’s team for anyone who would come up with a suitable title for the film. In the meantime, Anushka Sharma tweeted the first poster of the film by posting ‘What you seek’ and the Khan tweeted another poster by tweeting ‘Is seeking you’.

Akshay and Shahrukh

Imtiaz Ali is quite famous for bringing the freshness and new style of romance through his movies in regular Hindi movies, and we are hoping the same from him for this movie as well. The first two posters of the film show us some kind of vibrant looks of both the characters. There is no doubt in that ‘Jab Harry Met Sejal’ is one of the most anticipated movies of this year. Talking about the release of the film, now Srk’s film with Anushka will release hit screens on August 4, a week before the release of Akshay Kumar’s Toilet: Ek Prem Katha. We are 100% sure that now fans of Shahrukh Khan and Akshay Kumar must be breathing a sigh of relief. Whenever two big movies of two big stars on the box office, it creates a definite tension in the industry and also impacts the box office as it gets divided.

What also excites us is the tagline of Rumi’s is being used for every poster of the film, “What you seek is seeking you”. We hope this film must be having some great connection with the story as well. In an interview to Pinkvilla, Imtiaz Ali talked about why he used the quote of Rumi and said that “Although I thought I will not be using any quotation from Rumi anymore, in my movie, then I can’t help it because it is so appropriate that everything I am trying to say in this movie is really what you seek is seeking you. It is a dialogue in the film you will be surprised when you see it. So it is bang on”. The most of the shooting of the film is done in some of the most beautiful cities of Europe like Prague and Amsterdam. According to the reports, Shahrukh Khan must be seen playing a womanizer in the film and it will definitely be interesting to see the superstar in a territory in romance that he hasn’t explored yet.

Shahrukh’s Smart Move

Let us tell you that the makers of the Jab Harry Met Sejal have done a smart job of shifting the release of their film from 11 August 2017 to 4 August 2017, averting the unnecessary clash with Akshay Kumar’s Toliet: Ek Prem Katha. The Srk-Anushka starrer will now release on 4th August and it will enjoy a long weekend of four days. Alongside with Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, the film also enjoys Monday (August 7) in the form of holiday for famous Indian festival Raksha Bandhan. So in the second weekend as well, Srk’s film could give a heavy competition to Akshay’s film if it would be a good content movie. If we go commercially, it is unarguably a great decision for the makers of the Jab Harry Met Sejal to come on August 4 than unnecessarily clashing with Akshay’s Toilet: Ek Prem Katha on August 11. It is expected that the trailer of Srk-Anushka starrer Jab Harry Met Sejal is going to be attached with the Salman Khan’s Tublight releasing on 25 June in which Shahrukh Khan is also doing a cameo.