QuickE: ‘Photograph’ Trailer; Ban on Pakistani Artistes

1. Nawazuddin & Sanya Form an Unlikely Bond in ‘Photograph’ Trailer

The trailer to Ritesh Batra directorial Photograph has been released. The film sees Nawazuddin Siddiqui play one of the many touts who take photographs of tourists at Mumbai’s Gateway of India. He convinces a woman whose picture he takes, played by Dangal actor Sanya Malhotra, to meet his grandmother posing as his fiancee and the two form an unlikely connection in the bargain.

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2. AICWA Announces Ban on Pakistani Actors and Artistes

The AIl Indian Cine Workers Association (AICWA) has announced a ban on Pakistani artistes in India.

The All Indian Cine Workers Association (AICWA) on 18 February announced a ban on Pakistani artistes in the country, saying they will resort to strong action against anyone who collaborates with talent from Pakistan. The announcement comes in the aftermath of the 14 February terror attack on CRPF troopers in Pulwama, Jammu and Kashmir.

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3. Saqib Saleem to Play All-Rounder Mohinder Amarnath in ‘83’

Saqib Saleem will play cricketer Mohinder Amarnath in 83.

Race 3 actor Saqib Saleem and Punjabi singer Harrdy Sandhu are the latest to join the cast of Ranveer Singh starrer 83. The film, directed by Kabir Khan, is based on India’s historic win at the 1983 Cricket World Cup.

Saqib will essay the role of all-rounder Mohinder Amarnath who was vice captain of the Indian cricket team during the ’83 World Cup and awarded the title Man of the Match at semi-finals and finals. Harrdy will play cricketer Madan Lal, one of the highest wicket takers during the final match.

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4. Kartik Aaryan and Disha Patani to Co-Star in Rom-Com

Disha Patani and Kartik Aaryan have been signed on for a romantic comedy.

Kartik Aaryan and Disha Patani have been paired together for a yet untitled romantic comedy that will be directed by Anees Bazmee and produced by Bhushan Kumar. The film will reportedly be a family centric comedy in which Kartik and Disha will play college students. This is the first time that the duo will be seen on screen together. “This one is a classic Anees Bazmee-style rib-tickler rom-com which will have everyone in splits,” said Kumar in an interview with Mumbai Mirror.

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5. ‘Total Dhamaal’ Won’t Release in Pakistan, Ajay Declares

Ajay Devgn in a still from Total Dhamaal.

Actor-producer Ajay Devgn on Monday announced that his forthcoming film Total Dhamaal will not release in Pakistan. The decision comes after the Pulwama terror attack that claimed the lives of 49 CRPF troopers last week.

"In light of the current situation, the team of Total Dhamaal has decided to not release the film in Pakistan," Ajay tweeted.

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