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Varun Dhawan Bags The Best Actor Award For October At The 9th Jagran Film Festival

The 9th edition of the Jagran Film Festival on its culminating day glittered with renowned stars from the Bollywood circuit. Celebrities like Zoya Hussain, Varun Dhawan, Imtiaz Ali, Pankaj Kapoor, Supriya Pathak, Tabu, Abbas Mustan, Ankit Tiwari, Amit Trivedi, Pooja Bhatt, Ira Bhaskar, Swara Bhaskar, Vineet Singh and Anurag Kashyap, graced the event, making the Award Ceremony absolutely scintillating. Legendary Actor, Pankaj Kapoor was honored with ‘Icon of Indian Cinema’ title, while Kamlesh Pandey received the award for ‘Special Contribution to Cinematic Art’ and Imtiaz Ali was thrilled to get the Achiever Award.   Tabu was conferred with the ‘Jagran Film Festival Retrospective Award’. Varun Dhawan received ‘The Best Actor’ for the film, ‘October’, whereas, Zoya Hussain won the ‘The Best Actress’ Award for her impressive performance in ‘Mukkabaaz’. ‘Victor’s History’ was regarded as the ‘Best Foreign Feature Film’ and ‘Village Rockstars’ as the ‘Best Indian Feature Film’. Mukkabaaz again won the award for ‘Best Director’ and ‘Best Writing’, which was given to Anurag Kashyap and Team Mukkabaaz respectively. The Special Jury Awards for ‘Best Film’ in Indian Language was given to ‘Ee. Ma. Yau’ and in the Short Film Category, ‘Counterfeit Kunkoo’ and ‘Lakshya’ were bestowed with the admiration.

Basant Rathore, ‎Senior Vice President – Strategy, Business Development & Brand at Jagran Prakashan Ltd., commented on the occasion, “We had initiated this with an aim to bring aspiring and experienced cinema lovers under one roof. To see everyone getting involved, talking about cinema, sharing ideas motivates us.” Mayank Shekhar, Festival Director, Jagran Film Festival said, “We have the 10th one coming up. Need support from the Bombay film industry, more than anything else, to make it epic.” Jagran Film Festival, the grand content curating event in the field of Cinema and Music, has had a successful ride for its 9th edition, which commenced in June in Delhi and culminated in Mumbai yesterday. In between, JFF mapped and interacted with diverse film buffs across 16 more cities including Kanpur, Lucknow, Allahabad, Varanasi, Patna, Dehradun, Ranchi, Jamshedpur, Bhopal, Indore, Gorakhpur, Agra, Ludhiana, Hissar, Meerut and Raipur. Traversing nationwide, Jagran Film Festival became the biggest ever show to generate inspiring content across regions, cultures, languages, themes and subjects.

Supriya Pathak presenting the Best Actor Female Award to Zoya Hussain
Tabu
Tabu
Tabu presenting the Icons of Indian Cinema Award to Pankaj Kapoor
Tabu presenting the Icons of Indian Cinema Award to Pankaj Kapoor
Varun Dhawann
Varun Dhawann
Vineet Singh
Vineet Singh
Zoya Hussain
Zoya Hussain
Abbas Mustan
Abbas Mustan
Amit Trivedi
Amit Trivedi
Anoop Soni
Anoop Soni
Anurag Kashyap & Imtiaz Ali
Anurag Kashyap & Imtiaz Ali
Pooja Bhatt
Pooja Bhatt
Pooja Bhatt presenting the Best Actor Male Award to Varun Dhawan
Pooja Bhatt presenting the Best Actor Male Award to Varun Dhawan
Sudhir Mishra presenting the Best Director Award to Anurag Kashyap
Supriya Pathak & Pankaj Kapoor
Supriya Pathak & Pankaj Kapoor

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IRRFAN KHAN TO PLAY UDHAM SINGH IN SHOOJIT SIRCAR’S NEXT

After October, Shoojit Sircar is now planning his next project and the director is now all set to return for a screen adaptation of the life of martyr Udham Singh. Udham Singh was a Punjab revolutionary and freedom fighter belonging to the Ghadar Party best known for assassinating Michael O’ Dwyer. The assassination was in revenge for the Jallianwala Bagh maddacre in Amritsar in 1919.

For the central part, Shoojit confessed that he has indeed found his hero in Irrfan Khan.The actor and the director worked together in the movie Piku along with Deepika Padukone. Soojit further went on to say that he wanted to make a film on Udham Singh since the time he arrived in Mumbai. This will be the director’s first film on a patriotic martyr. He mentioned that he visited Amritsar and Jallianwala Bagh in Punjab during his theatre days in 1995 and that’s when he got inspired by the story of Singh.

On the other hand, Irrfan Khan is in Europe and getting diagnosed with Neuroendocrine tumor. But the director is very positive about the current situation and revealed that the actor is responding great to the treatment and soon there will be a road to recovery.

About Irrfan playing Udham Singh’s part, Shoojit confirmed that Irrfan fits the bill perfectly. As Irrfan is aware of the history of Punjab, he can accurately show the perfect emotion and depth needed.

The movie is expected to go on floors by the end of this year.

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BOLLYWOOD WISHES VARUN DHAWAN A VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

The superstar in making, Varun Dhawan who has just turned 31 received all the love and well wishes from the film fraternity. The star made his acting debut with 2012 romantic comedy Student of the Year and ever since he has featured in films like Main Tera Hero, Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania, Badlapur, Dilwale, Dishoom and Badrinath Ki Dulhania.

Varun is currently riding high on the success of his latest release October.

Here’s what the celebrities tweeted:

Priyanka Chopra: Happy birthday Varun Dhawan. Much love and laughter always! Have a wonderful year!

Anupam Kher: Happy birthday my dearest Varun Dhawan. May God give you all the happiness in the world. You are the bestest.

Anil Kapoor: Happy Birthday Varun Dhawan! I am sure you are having a great birthday already with all the love that ‘October’ has received! May you have an even more successful year ahead! Lots of love!

Juhi Chawla: Happy Birthday Varun Dhawan! Love and good wishes for your upcoming movies and a successful future ahead.

Abhishek Bachchan: Happy Birthday Varun Dhawan keep shining like the bright star you are. Big love.

Shoojit Sircar: Happy Birthday Varun Dhawan. No matter what happens keep your innocence alive.

Anushka Sharma: Happy birthday to the amazing co-star Varun Dhawan. Always a joy to be around, always cracks me up and is an absolute pleasure to work with.

Hrithik Roshan: Happy birthday Varun Dhawan! Wish you the best. Always. All my love.

Badshah: Happy birthday Varun Dhawan love you too much broski.

Yami Gautam: Wishing you oodles of happiness and success! Stay this humble, lovable person that you always have been. Happy birthday Varun.

Bhumi Pednekar: Happy birthday Varun Dhawan. May this year be full of light, love and all things amazing.

Suniel Shetty: It’s amazing to see how you are carving a niche for yourself Varun Dhawan May you achieve all you dream of! A very happy birthday! Stay blessed.

Kriti Sanon: Happiest birthday Varun Dhawan! Wish you a superb day and the best year ahead! Keep shining.

John Abraham: Happy Birthday! Varun Dhawan. I am one of the few who has seen you in your birthday suit.

Rajkummar Rao: Happy birthday dear Varun Dhawan. Keep flying high brother.

Sophie Choudry: Happy birthday to this cutie and my favourite Varun. You have already had such a special year as an actor here’s hoping the rest of it is even more incredible! Wish you happiness, success, love, mad adventures and all the good things in life! Big hug and loads of love.

Armaan Malik: Happy Birthday Varun! Lots of love to you. This year and all the coming years will be yours.

Maniesh Paul: Happy birthday Varun Dhawan brother man! Stay happy and blessed.

Saqib Saleem: Happy birthday Varun Dhawan! Twinning with God by sharing the same birthday haha! Have a kick-ass one.

Rahul Dev: His journey from a “student” to a “man” has been studded with solid work. Happy Birthday to the one adorable and grounded Varun Dhawan! Stay blessed with more magic at the movies.

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MARATHI FILMMAKER ACCUSES MAKERS OF VARUN DHAWAN STARRER OCTOBER OF PLAGIARISM

Varun Dhawan and Banita Sandhu starrer October directed by Shoojit Sircar is receiving appreciation from both the audience and the critics. However, Marathi Filmmaker Hemal Trivedi claimed that the film is plagiarised. The film holds similarities with 2017 Marathi Film titled Aarti – The Unknown Love Story, directed by Sarika Mene.

According to a leading tabloid, Hemal Trivedi wrote on a Facebook post,  “The filmmakers of October never acquired any rights to the Marathi film and they never contacted Sarika.”

The tabloid contacted Sarika Mene and she said: “I want the audience to watch both films and be impartial in their opinion. When I watched October, [I realised that] the emotions and characters portrayed are similar. Only a few things don’t match.”

The Marathi film is based on Sarika’s brother Sunny Pawar’s life and his girlfriend Aarti Makwana, who was paralyzed in a car accident and how he stood by her side till her last breath.

Sarika further added, “How can a writer have imagined the exact events that had occurred in my brother’s private life? I want to know where he [Sircar] got his film’s idea from – sometimes he says it’s inspired from his life, sometimes he says a newspaper article [was the starting point].”

The leading daily quoted its source close to the production saying; “The movie comes from a personal space for Shoojit whose mother was in a comatose state in 2004 and he had taken care of her.” Sircar confirmed that he had received a letter from the Screenwriters Association, notifying him of the complaint. He said, “We’ll respond to it officially, postwhich we’ll issue our official statement.”

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VARUN DHAWAN WILL BE PAID A WHOPPING AMOUNT FOR HIS DANCE FILM WITH KATRINA KAIF?

Varun Dhawan’s latest release October has gained him a lot of appreciation from audience and critics. Varun will be next seen in Sui Dhaaga: Made in India opposite Anushka Sharma.

Varun has an interesting line up as after Sui Dhaaga, he will be seen in a dance film alongside Katrina Kaif which will be directed by Remo D’souza. According to a leading daily, Varun will be paid a huge amount of Rs 32 crore for his film.

A leading daily quoted its trade source saying; “Varun has been lapped up for a staggering price for the dance film in which he teams up with Katrina Kaif. He will reportedly be paid 32 cr!”

On the other hand, Katrina Kaif will be paid 7 crores and director Remo D’souza will be paid 12 crores for the film.

The dance-based film will be made in 4D.

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CELEBRITY OF THE MONTH: HERE ARE 5 REASONS WHY VARUN DHAWAN IS BOLLYWOOD’S NEXT BIG THING

After assisting Karan Johar on Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol starrer My Name is Khan, Varun Dhawan made his Bollywood debut in 2012 with  Student Of The Year alongside Alia Bhatt and Sidharth Malhotra. In the last six years, Varun has acted in total ten films without any flop film in his career. To earn a superstar tag in Bollywood is not an easy task at all. But after observing his six years filmography we can say that Varun Dhawan is the next superstar of our generation. He is the perfect amalgamation of five biggest superstars of Bollywood and we can prove it through this article.

Here are 5 Dhawan’s qualities/talents which make him a next big thing of Bollywood. 

 

Box-office Hit Machine like Salman Khan

In his six years of Bollywood career, Varun Dhawan delivered 10 films and with zero flops. He has four films in 100 Crore Club which is most by any new actor. By giving back to back 8 hits in a row after his debut film, Varun is actually on the path of breaking the hits record of superstars like Rajesh Khanna and Salman Khan. Rajesh Khanna made a record of delivering 15 consecutive successful films and Salman Khan also delivered 10 consecutive box-office success films.

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Comic Timing just like Govinda

Varun’s impeccable comic timing reminded people of Govinda, whose talent was quite unusual, his expressions, dialogue delivery made him one of the superstars of his time. Following the footsteps of Govinda in comedy, Varun also made his special place in Industry.  From Dhawan’s latest release October to films like  Main Tera Hero and Dishoom Varun proved that he can pull off comedy very well.

 

Mass Appeal like Shahrukh Khan

As he once said in an interview, Stardom is a person’s ability to connect with his fan. An actor cannot become a star, it is the people who make him a star. These lines perfectly fit in his situation as not just his Box Office presence, but his popularity and acceptance among the audience is also something that helps him to be a star. His film choices and ability to connect with people which helped him to build a massive fan following and his stardom.  Apart from his films, he also speaks up on issues and interacts with his industry colleagues on social media. He is active on Instagram and Twitter and updates his fans with his work be it films, events or even gym sessions. This helps him to connect with more and more people and build up a huge fan club.

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His Film choices like Aamir Khan 

Aamir Khan, one of the superstars is very choosy when it comes to types of films. Our next superstar Varun also tries to follow Aamir on his filmy journey as he is been try to doing films of different genres. In Bollywood where actors are typecasted on the basis of their previous roles and film success, Varun tries to do different films and try hard to impress the larger audience with his film choices. As his film choices are not only limited to typical commercial masala films. But he tries to be versatile, as he chosen a dark film like Badlapur and other films like Shoojit Sircar’s October and his another upcoming glamourless film Sui Dhaaga. Such film choices proved that he can do anything when it comes to acting.

 

Fitness Freak and Dancer like Hrithik Roshan

Fitness, Good looks and dance are an important part of this show business. Due to his hard work, Varun had it all. His washboard abs, drool-worthy physique, charming looks and dancing skills make him a complete package to be a superstar. The young hunk is very happy to flaunt his 8-pack abs be it his films or magazines covers, he is not shy to show it off. Talking about his dancing skills, When Varun Dhawan grooves in his films he gets everybody dancing to his tunes. He already has a dance film,  ABCD and also signed another big dance film helmed by choreographer-turned-director Remo D’Souza.

 

Do you agree that Varun Dhawan is the nest superstar of Bollywood? Share your views in the comment section below.

 

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VARUN DHAWAN: DAD WANTS TO MAKE A FILM WITH RAJKUMMAR RAO

Recently while interacting with media, Varun Dhawan revealed that his father, David Dhawan, who is a filmmaker wants to make a serious film with Rajkummar Rao as he is “one of his favorite actors”.

Varun said: “Dad has been talking about a serious film from a very long time, (but), not with me. He wants to make a film with Rajkummar Rao because he is one of his favorite actors right now. Raj and he have spoken (about it) many times. He has been talking about it a lot and I tell him ‘Do it now!’”

Varun Dhawan also revealed that his father compares him with senior actors like Govinda, Salman Khan, and Sanjay Dutt. He said; “With me, unfortunately, it’s not about my peers, he (David) talks about the people he has worked with. He would say, ‘Govinda would have done this scene like that. Salman used to do it this way. Sanju could do so many things!’’

Varun Dhawan’s latest offering October has finally hit the silver screen. The film stars Banita Sandhu opposite him and is directed by Shoojit Sircar.

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8 BOLLYWOOD CELEBRITIES WHO STARTED THEIR CAREER WITH ADVERTISEMENTS

We all know that celebrities earn hefty of the amount by endorsing several brands and being the face of brands, but there are many celebrities who own their career to these brands and their advertisement. There are some celebs who started their careers in ads and stardom just followed. If only everyone was as fortunate.

Here are 8 Bollywood celebrities who started their career with advertisements.

Banita Sandhu who is making her Bollywood debut with October faced the camera for the first time for Doublemint advertisement.

Deepika Padukone‘s first commercial advertisement in India was for Close Up.

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Varun Dhawan who is now the face of several brands, faced the camera first time for Bournvita advertisement.

Shahid Kapoor and Ayesha Takia were the Complain kids way before they started their career in Bollywood.

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan who is known for her beauty and grace started as a child with Camlin Pencil advertisement, and later she was seen in several ads.

Anushka Sharma first featured in South Indian Fairness cream advertisement.

Yami Gautam is not just the face of Fair and Lovely, but she started her career with the brand.

Vidya Balan started her career with Surf Excel advertisement.

Preity Zinta first featured in Cadbury Perk advertisement.

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OCTOBER REVIEW : IT’S NOT ABOUT LOVE, IT’S MUCH MORE THAN THAT AND IT’S A MUST WATCH FOR TODAY’S GENERATION

Varun Dhawan’s and Banita Sandhu starrer ‘October’ is releasing this weekend and the fans would see Varun Dhawan in a totally different avatar from what he is known for and i.e comedy. The National Award-winning director Shoojit Sircar who is known for making films that offer a mix of realism, reliability and entertainment has also taken the director’s chair for this one. Varun Dhawan’s october is one of the most anticipated movie of the year and we have already seen it.

STORY  : The story revolves around Dan aka Danish Walia (Varun Dhawan), a student of hotel management is an intern at a top hotel in Delhi along with his batch mates. An incident occurs at the hotel where one of his colleagues Shiuli (Banita Sandhu), lands up at the hospital. This affects Dan far deeply than he ever imagined, and thereon, he embarks on an emotional journey where he seeks answers and love in the strangest of circumstances.

PERFORMANCES : Director Shoojit Sircar has made the best possible out of Varun Dhawan as an actor as he shines bright in this one. He makes you smile even when you don’t want to as it’s an intense feature film. His innocence drives this film quite well on the other hand, debutante, Banita Sandhu uses her beautiful eyes to express emotions, or lack of it. It’s a difficult task but she has managed to do it quite nicely.

DIRECTION-  The National Award Winner Director, Shoojit Sircar breathes life in to every scene with his nuanced direction. The film unfolds at a leisurely pace, but never lacks spirit. He gives you a glimpse into the lives of his characters, and artfully takes you into his fold. At times, you forget that you are watching a movie; instead, you become a spectator to the lives of real people, with real, uncorrupted emotions and this is what he is best at.

Cinematography and Editing – Avik Mukhopadhyay (cinematography) sets the frames with poetic beauty and a charm that is inescapable. Editing is crisp and to the point making it a mere 2 hour film.

CONCLUSION-  October is a must watch film for today’s generation who has left hopes for the true love or the love they find in real / reel life. There’s much more to love still left in today’s era. For me, It’s a 3.5/5

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VARUN DHAWAN: PEOPLE ONLY WANT TO WATCH GOOD MOVIES

Varun Dhawan starrer October is ready to release on this Friday. The movie Banita Sandhu opposite Varun Dhawan and is directed by Shoojit Sircar.

While interacting with a leading daily, Varun talked about why he decided to do a film like October and said; “A movie like this doesn’t just come to you. Honestly, I chased it. I was trying to find a script like this for a long time. I went to Shoojit’s office and asked him if he had something for me. That time, he said he didn’t have anything. I think he wanted to cast a newcomer for this role. However, after a couple of meetings, I guess something in me convinced him. I knew from that day that when I enter his world, I have to abide by his rules. I’ve got to surrender and can’t do things that I only excel at.”

When he was asked if there is a shift in the kind of movies he is doing, he said;  “No, there has been no shift. I have always been like that. I’m the same guy who did a Badlapur, a Badrinath Ki Dulhania and Judwaa 2. I like all kinds of cinema. There are people who watch everything. We are just so used to differentiating people saying ‘Yeh banda yeh dekhega’. It’s an outdated way of thinking. As the reviews are out faster today, you get to make up your mind whether you want to spend your money or not on a movie. If someone tells you, yeh bahut kharab film hai, even if it has your favourite star, you are not going to see it. No matter how big a star I am today, I know for a fact that whenever I do a bad film, no one is going to see it. People only want to watch good movies and they can be masala ones, too. If you don’t get it in Hindi, you have regional and English cinema. Then, there are digital platforms. There’s so much competition in terms of content and there are global stars today. October’s world premiere is happening in Dubai because of demand.”

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