Entertainment: Ishaqzade duo to star in Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar

Ishqzaade duo Arjun Kapoor and Parineeti Chopra is all set to come again on silver screen for Dibakar Banerjee’s thriller, Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar.

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Photo courtesy: Twitter

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Bollywood actors Arjun Kapoor and Parineeti Chopra are reuniting on silver screen for Dibakar Banerjee’s thriller, Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar.

Producers Yash Raj Films made the announcement via their official Twitter page

The story of the film is about a man and woman, who represent two completely different India, and also deals with their love-hate relationship, according to the statement on the micro-blogging site.

Talking about the new project, Dibakar said, “This feels like my first film, again. I’ve had to unlearn everything I know to tell this story about a man and a woman who can’t stand each other but can't survive without each other.”

Parineeti said she used to dream about working with Dibakar.

“His films are so different and always make an impact. I am so ready to bite my teeth into this character and give the audience something intense!” she said.

Arjun, who made his debut with YRF, said it was great to come back to the studio.

“It feels great to be back home at YRF working with Adi sir and Parineeti, my most amazing and first ever co-actor. Dibakar Banerjee is a name synonymous with being the torchbearer of evolving new age cinema that engages and entertains. I can't wait to work under his tutelage and vision.”

Dibakar and YRF have previously collaborated on Titli and Detective Byomkesh Bakshy.

Emraan’s documentary to spread awareness about cancer

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Photo by Aalok Soni/Hindustan Times via Getty Images
Emraan Hashmi co-authored a book with Bilal Siddiqui, titled The Kiss of Life: How A Superhero and My Son Defeated Cancer

Actor Emraan Hashmi has come on board to make a documentary to spread awareness about cancer.

The 38-year-old actor, whose seven-year-old son, Ayaan, was diagnosed with first-stage cancer in 2014, took to Twitter to make the announcement.

Last year, the Azhar actor co-authored a book with Bilal Siddiqui, titled The Kiss of Life: How A Superhero and My Son Defeated Cancer, wherein apart from his life and career anecdotes, he shared his and his family’s struggles in dealing with his son’s diagnosis.

Ayaan was born to Hashmi and his wife Parveen Shahani on February 3, 2010, four years after they got married.

Jagga Jasoos at SIIMA

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A poster of the film Jagga Jasoos

Bollywood stars Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif made an appearance at the annual South Indian International Movie Awards (SIIMA) in Abu Dhabi to promote their upcoming film Jagga Jasoos.

The sixth edition of the awards honoured veteran singer- musician P Balasubrahmanyam with the lifetime achievement award for his contribution to the industry.

The event was hosted by actors Sathish and Dhanya Balakrishna and featured special performances by Anu Sitara, Manjima Mohan, Nikki Galrani, Hansika Motwani, Mano and Shriya Saran.

The awards recognised best talent from the cinema down south, cutting across Kannada, Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam film circuit as the theme for this year was ‘Celebrating the Unity and Oneness of the South Indian Film Industries’.

Other actors including Rana Daggubati, R Madhavan, Rakul Preet, Nivin Pauly, Trisha, Nayanthara, Sivakarthikeyan, Lakshmi Manchu, Mohan Babu, and Anirudh Ravichander were also present on the closing night of the two-day film extravaganza.

The ceremony was held in association with Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi).

With inputs from NH Features

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