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This week on FC Flash, Akshay Kumar announces that Sooryavanshi will arrive in theaters on Eid 2020\. Sooryavanshi is the fourth film in Rohit Shetty’s police universe.  Abhishek Chaubey’s Sonchiriya a film, about dakus in an existential crisis, was a critical hit but a commercial failure. It was speculated that one reason might be the Bundelkhandi dialect, which alienated viewers. The film was released with English subtitles but a Hindi dubbed version was also released. The film’s lead Sushant Singh Rajput tweeted that neither he nor the film’s senior cast had dubbed for the Hindi version and that this news was heartbreaking.  Meanwhile, the logo of Brahmastra was released on Mahashivratri at the Kumbh mela. The film is one of Bollywood’s most ambitious attempts to create a homegrown fantasy franchise.  Akshay Kumar wasn’t the only action star in the news this week. The trailers of John Abraham’s Romeo Akbar Walter and Vidyut Jammwal’s Junglee dropped. It was also a good week for Vicky Kaushal who has stepped into Irrfan’s very big shoes and will now be playing freedom fighter Udham Singh in the biopic being directed by Shoojit Sircar.
This week on FC Flash,  Period End of Sentence, a short film about menstrual taboos set in a village in India and executive produced by Guneet Monga won the Oscar in the documentary short subject category. Sara Ali Khan shot her first magazine cover with Filmfare. The actor who is on the cover of the magazine’s March issue shot in Kenya with a few Masai tribesmen and women. However, those pictures have not gone down well with the internet.  Zee Studios, the producers of Sridevi’s last film Mom also announced that they will release the film in China later this month.  Tabu has been chosen to kick off the 17th edition of the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles with her film Andhadhun. All India Cine Workers association announced a total ban on Pakistani artists and actors following the Pulwama terror attack.
This week on FC Flash, Akshay Kumar unveils Kesari, which also stars Parineeti Chopra. The historical war film is based on the Battle of Saragarhi of 1857. Ritesh Batra directs Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Sanya Malhotra in the film. It tells the story of what transpires when two people from totally different worlds collide.  Also, releasing on the same day as Photograoh is Milan Talkies. Filmmaker Tigmanshu Dhulia returns to hinterland with this one and this time he takes actor Ali Fazal along.  The Sky is Pink starring Priyanka Chopra and Farhan Akhtar will release on October 11th.   Investigative website Cobrapost alleged that several celebrities from Bollywood, the music and television industries had consented to promote the political narratives of some parties on their social media for money in return. The Indian Film And Television Directors Association released a statement confirming Navjot Singh Sidhu's removal from the Kapil Sharma show. They have also terminated of all his services with Sony Entertainment channel.
This week on FC Flash, we discuss the controversy around Amol Palekar's interaction with the National Gallery of Modern Art, the trailer of Sujoy Ghosh's 'Badla' which released this week, Anurag Kashyap taking over the post production of Super 30 and all the other news that made headlines.
This week on FC Flash, the battle over directing credit between director Krish and director-actor Kangana Ranaut intensifies.  Priyanka Chopra made an exciting announcement on the Ellen show this week – her and Oscar-winning director Barry Levinson are developing a feature film adaptation of the Netflix documentary Wild Wild Country. Swara Bhasker announced the launch of her production house Kahaniwaley. The first project will be based on the true story of Krishna Sen, also known as Sweety Sen, a woman who pretended to be a man and married at least two women.  Sanya Malhotra was selected by the prestigious trade journal The Hollywood Reporter as one of the 5 talents to watch at the upcoming Berlin Film Festival.   Producer Ekta Kapoor announced the birth of her first child – a boy named Ravie who was born via surrogacy.
It's been an action-packed week in entertainment news with Salman Khan dropping the teaser of his much-anticipated film 'Bharat', Kangana Ranaut threatening to destroy the Karni Sena, Prime Minister Modi exclaiming "How's The Josh?" and Guneet Monga's documentary 'Period. End of a Sentence' getting an Oscar nomination. Sneha Menon Desai presents FC Flash.
The biggest news this week was that one of India’s leading director’s Rajkumar Hirani was accused of sexual harassment.  Priya Prakash Varrier, whom you might recognize as the wink girl, is making her Hindi film debut with a suspense thriller called Sridevi Bungalow. Taapsee Pannu took to the media to express her displeasure at being unceremoniously dropped from the remake of the 1978 Sanjeev Kumar hit Pati Patni aur Woh.  Uri is a hit. The film notched up impressive numbers at the box office but the makers also found a clever way of dissuading would be pirates. Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra and Farhan Akhtar – the duo that gave us Bhaag Milkha Bhaag – are back together for Toofan, which Farhan described as the ‘heartfelt journey of a boxer.’  The teaser for Malayalam actor Nivin Pauly’s film Moothon dropped this week. The film has been written and directed by Geetu Mohandas while Anurag Kashyap has penned the Hindi dialogue. I can’t wait to see this.
This week on FC Flash,  The Gully Boy trailer drops and creates all the right buzz Vivek Oberoi’s first look in and as PM Narendra Modi is revealed  Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets the Bollywood brigade to discuss nation building  The Delhi HC quashes PIL against The Accidental PM  CBFC cracks down on Cheat India, films titled changed to Why Cheat India  Rakesh Roshan diagnosed with early stage throat cancer, undergoes surgery.  Comedy collective SnG parts ways
This week on FC Flash  Two luminaries of Indian cinema – actor-writer Kader Khan and director Mrinal Sen, pass away.  Zoya Akhtar’s Gully Boy releases three first look posters and a trailer announcement. The film, inspired by the lives of Mumbai rappers Naezy and Divine, stars Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt.  The trailer of The Accidental Prime Minister disappeared for a few hours from Youtube. The film, based on former prime minister Manmohan Singh, has generated controversies since the trailer dropped.  Simmba becomes Rohit Shetty’s eighth film to gross more than 100 crore.
This week on FC Flash, Sneha Menon Desai decodes the trailers that dropped including Nawazuddin Siddiqui as Thackeray, Anupam Kher in The Accidental Prime Minister and Rajinikanth’s Petta. We take a look at Shah Rukh Khan’s Zero & it’s box-office collections and reviews and ask for your vote on whether Andhadhun should be remade in Tamil. Which was your favourite of the three Salman Khan viral videos this week?
This week on Flash - Before the release of Zero, fake handles started to appear on Twitter of film critics, trade journalists and even key distributors tweeting the fake reviews of the film.  - Prime Minister Narendra Modi met film industry delegates to discuss the strides being made and to take valuable inputs regarding GST in the sector. Twitterati points out the gender bias in the contingent. - Village Rockstars out from the Oscars, Berlin Film Festival picks Rima Das's film 'Bulbul Can Sing' in the Generation 14 plus category. -Guneet Monga's co-production short 'Period. End of Sentence' makes it to the Oscars list in Documentary Short Subject category. -Vikrant Massey casted in lead role against Deepika Padukone in Meghna Gulzar's next film 'Chapaak'. -A trailer for Manikarnika, which has Kangana Ranaut in a ferocious mode as the Rani of Jhansi has been released.
This Week on FC Flash,  Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt starrer Gully Boy directed by Zoya Akhtar has been chosen to be screened at the Berlinale special gala  Leading global film website IMDb unveiled their list of top rated Indian films of 2018 and not one but two of Ayushmann Khurrana’s films made the cut.    fans of the Thalaiva who were all still cheering the super success of 2.0 were in for another treat – the makers of his next film Petta released this teaser of the film on his birthday.  Let’s discuss the trailers of Emraan Hashmi’s Cheat India & Dev Patel’s Hotel Mumbai drop.
This week on FC Flash, Deepika Padukone & Ranveer Singh got married in a private ceremony in Lake Como, Italy.   On November 15th, a story on The Print website reported that platforms such as Netflix and Hotstar had agreed to censor their content in India. Netflix however posted a statement saying that they were not present at any such meeting. The Producers Guild of India unanimously passed a resolution to amend its by-laws. It is now mandatory for all members to implement the POSH laws, which includes the constitution of an ICC or Internal Complaints Committee. Brahmastra, the superhero trilogy being produced by Karan Johar and directed by Ayan Mukerji, has got a new release date – December 2019.  The teaser of Cheat India and the trailer of Kedarnath also dropped this week. Cheat India features Emraan Hashmi as an entrepreneur building an empire out of cheating. Kedarnath is a Hindu-Muslim love story set against floods in the pilgrim destination.
The top stories on FC Flash The Bombay High Court adjourns Vikas Bahl’s defamation case against Anurag Kashyap, Vikramaditya Motwane and Madhu Mantena to the 21st of November. OTT giant Netflix conducts an independent investigation post which they give a clear chit to Anurag Kashyap, Vikramaditya Motwane and Varun Grover for Sacred Games 2. Kizie Aur Manny actress Sanjana Sanghi dismisses allegations of sexual harassment by her co-star Sushant Singh Rajput. Balekempa producers Zoo Entertainment withdraw the film from MAMI after an aspiring screenwriter accuses director Ere Gowda of sexual harassment. Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh announce that they would be tying the knot on the 14th & 15th of November. Action clearly seems to be the name of the game. We get to see trailers & teasers of Mirzapur, Simbaa & Sahoo.
This week on FC Flash,  Ashish Patil, vice president of brand partnerships and talent management at Yash Raj Studios and Anirban Blah, co-founder and talent manager at Kwan Entertainment were asked to step down owing to sexual harassment charges.  Fox Studios suspended the services of Mukesh Chhabra on Kizzie aur Manny starring Sushant Singh Rajput. There are allegations that Rajput made his co-star Sanjana Sanghi uncomfortable on the sets of the film. The Producers Guild of India called for an extraordinary general meeting to amend its bylaws, making it compulsory for all members to implement the POSH law in their respective companies.   CINTAA held a press conference to announce that the association has formed two committees to address sexual harassment cases  The teaser of Junglee dropped – the film features a ripped Vidyut Jammwal and many elephants.  Karan Johar celebrated 20 years of his 90s blockbuster Kuch Kuch Hota Hai by organising a glamorous event where most of the key cast and crew gathered to reminisce about making his first film.
This week on FC Flash As a birthday treat to his fans the makers released the trailer of Shah Rukh Khan’s hugely anticipated film Zero Rajinikanth & Akshay Kumar launch the trailer of the highly anticipated 2.0 in Chennai  The teaser to Sushant Singh Rajput’s Kedarnath opposite debutant Sara Ali Khan dropped this week. Richa Chadha unveiled the logo of her next film, a biopic on actress Shakeela. The marketing gimmick around the film Pihu backfires and irks audiences Priyanka Chopra’s friends host a lavish bridal shower for her. Deepika Padukone kicked off her wedding festivities in Bangalore. Anupam Kher resigns as the chairman of the Film and Television institute of India citing a busy schedule.
On this episode of FC Flash we discuss the following news stories:  Tanushree Dutta alleges that Nana Patekar sexually harassed her back in 2008\. The film industry comes out in support of her stand.  We take a look at the big trailers that released this week from Thugs of Hindostan, Baazaar & Tumbbad.  Kalpana Lajmi passes away at the age of 64 owing to multiple organ failure  Rima Das urges the government to help her fund the Oscar PR campaign of her film Village Rockstars.  The internet trolls Ajay Devgn for his not-so-funny prank of putting wife Kajol’s number on the internet.
This week the top stories on FC Flash were:  1)Tanushree Dutta versus Nana Patekar continued to dominate the headlines. Patekar denies allegations of intimidation and sexual harassment. He has sent a legal notice to Tanushree. 2) Comedian and YouTuber Utsav Chakraborty was called out on Twitter for sending unsolicited sexually explicit photographs to women. 3) Teasers of Uri and Manikarnika. 4) Deepika Padukone will play acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal in her next film directed by Meghna Gulzar. 5) Krishna Raj Kapoor, the first lady of the Kapoor family and the original lady in white passed away. 6) Photo of the Week: Tom Hardy says ‘Mogambo khush hua’.
Introducing FC Flash, your weekly guide to everything that's buzzing in pop culture. It was a rough week for the makers of #Manmarziyaan and #Loveyatri, we got a first glimpse of #ThugsOfHindostan and #Stree continued its dream run:
This week the top stories on FC Flash were:  1.Aamir Khan, Akshay Kumar & Hrithik Roshan distanced themselves from their upcoming film projects after their directors were pulled up for sexual misconduct.  2\. Phantom films announced that they had shut shop 3\. AIB co-founders Tanmay Bhatt and Gursimran Khamba indefinitely step away from the comedy collective 4\. Allegations of rape surface against Subhash Ghai and Alok Nath 5\. The police act on the complaint filed by Tanushree Dutta and issue an FIR against Nana Patekar  6\. The Producers Guild of India appoints Sneha Rajani as head of a committee to address sexual harassment within the film industry. 7\. Photo of the Week: Will Smith on the sets of Student of the Year 2
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