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No end to the controversy 

 Pakistani actress Meera wants to sort out issues with her Bhadaas producer-director Ajay Yadav, who had reportedly filed a case of non-cooperation against her when she refused to dub for the psychological thriller. 
Keen to kiss and make up, she has been going around promoting the film.

 “There was some misunderstanding and I had informed the director earlier that I can’t be here in May as I had other commitments. I want to solve the court issues and want to stay away from it,” Meera, who made her Bollywood debut with Soni Razdan’s 2005 movie Nazar, says vaguely. 

Produced under the banner of Serene Films, Bhadaas has Meera in the lead role and also features Aryeman Ramse, Ashutosh Kaushik, Shree Rajput, Ananth Mahadevan, Rudra Kaushish, Mohini Neelkanth and Mushtaq Khan.

 “It was only date issues and nothing more than that. I spoke to him over phone and said let’s sort this out and I am here for the promotions,” she informs.
 She says she was “a bit sad” when she found out someone else dubbed for her in the film.
 “I got to know that in my absence, the dubbing was done by someone else. I respect the Indian law and I have requested Ajay to withdraw the case,” she adds. 

Reportedly, Yadav has agreed to do so. 

The film is coming out on June 28. ‘We constantly search for heroes’ Farhan Akhtar has painstakingly transformed himself to portray the life of Milkha Singh. The actor believes that the story needs to be told as it talks about a real hero.

 “I think here in India, we constantly search for heroes. We have made a film on one such hero who made everyone proud. Biopics have the potential to bring the present generation closer to history. I hope many more such films will be made,” Farhan says.

 “The film also touches upon the lives of those people who have made a mark in their field and made the country proud. It tells us about the sacrifices — be it physical or emotional — that these people have made. This is very inspirational,” he adds. 

Farhan went through vigorous physical training to play the role of the athlete. To look the part, he built an admirably athletic body besides growing his hair and beard. 

The actor-director followed the fitness regime of athletes for two years to prepare for his role.

 The 39-year-old is elated that he was chosen to portray Milkha by director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra. 

“When Rakeysh narrated me the script in 25 minutes, I was blown away with this man’s life story. I wanted to re-tell his story to the audience. The national pride should be brought back in the youth by making this film and that was my idea,” he says. 

The film also stars Sonam Kapoor and the makers are looking for a July 12 release this year. Sonam admits that she became emotional after watching the trailer of the movie.

 “You guys have seen the trailer and you must have understood the kind of work we have done in the film,” she says. 

Recalling his college days

Shah Rukh Khan might be pushing 50 but the actor has a childish side as well. 

He admits that watching fun-filled youth-based film Fukrey took him on a nostalgic trip down memory lane. 

He has heaped praises on the movie’s cast and director Mrighdeep Singh Lamba.

“Mrigh, way to go. Transported me back to Delhi days. Varun (Sharma), Pulkit (Samrat), Manjot (Singh), Ali (Fazal), Pankaj (Tripathi), Richa (Chadda) and all of Fukrey, thanks. Screen mein chhedh ho gaya,” tweets Shah Rukh. 

The movie released two weeks back and it is getting positive reviews. 

Producer Ritesh Sidhwani of Excel Entertainment thanked King Khan for his kind words by tweeting: “Thank You DON”.

Speaking in a different tongue

Southern star Dhanush has made his Bollywood debut with Raanjhanaa. The actor, who happens to be Tamil superstar Rajnikanth’s son-in-law, says that his family members, including his father-in-law, were waiting to see him speak Hindi for the first time when the love saga hit the screen. 

“Till now, he (Rajnikanth) hasn’t made any comment. (My wife) Aishwarya saw the promos and they are all thrilled to see me speaking in Hindi. It is still to sink in for them,” the 29-year-old says. 

Dhanush plays Kundan, a guy from Varanasi, in the Anand L Rai directed film, who has been in love with Sonam Kapoor’s character Zoya since childhood. 

Dhanush admits that speaking Hindi was the toughest part of the experience for him. “Since I don’t know Hindi, it was very tough for me. I somehow managed with the help of writer Himanshu Sharma and director sir. But when I was dubbing, it was pretty tough to get the diction and the slang of Benaras right. But I had a good team, so I think I pulled it off,” Dhanush adds.

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