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Shahrukh Khan to be honored with ‘Excellence in Cinema’ award

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Shah Rukh, who is also the chief guest at the festival, will be presented the award by Linda Dessau, who is the first female Governor of the State of Victoria.

“I’m humbled and honored for this recognition. It will be a great experience to share the stage and the podium with my fellow industry members who are all coming from various parts of India to celebrate cinema in Melbourne.

“I look forward to meeting her excellency, Linda Dessau at the wonderful evening that has been planned by IFFM,” Shah Rukh said in a statement.

Helmed by the Victorian government, Australia, the IFFM is back for its tenth edition in the cultural city and will celebrate “courage” as its central theme in 2019.

The felicitation will take place at the iconic Palais Theatre in Melbourne, which is one of the city’s heritage landmarks.

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Kamal Haasan’s plays a role of 90 year old in Shankar’s Indian 2

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Ulaganayagan Kamal Haasan is presently busy with the shooting of his upcoming film, Indian 2 with director Shankar. As the shooting is underway, news about Kamal Haasan’s role has trickled in. Stunt choreographer Peter Hein, in an interview, revealed an interesting detail about the film.

Reportedly, Kamal Haasan will essay the role of a nonagenarian in Indian 2. In an interview to an entertainment portal, Peter Hein, who worked in the film, disclosed, “Being a perfectionist, Kamal sir wants the action episode to be lively and his body language is perfect for a ninety-year-old.”

Kamal Haasan played an octogenarian in Indian, which released in 1996. Going by these reports, the story of Indian 2 is set approximately 10 years after Kamal Haasan’s character fled from India in the prequel.

The latest update is that the makers have planned an elaborate stunt sequence in Bhopal. Lyca Productions have decided to shell out a huge sum of Rs 40 crore for this and has appointed Peter Hein to oversee the stunts. This particular stunt sequence will include nearly 2000 junior artists.

Meanwhile, it has been rumored that Anil Kapoor has been roped in as the antagonist in Shankar’s Indian 2. A couple of weeks ago, a photo of Anil and Shankar engrossed in deep discussion went viral on social media which sparked rumors.

Indian 2 boasts a stellar cast including Kajal Aggarwal, Rakul Preet, Siddharth, Priya Bhavani Shankar, Bobby Simhaa and Vidyut Jammwal.

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Bigil becomes second most liked trailer on YouTube

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Vijay is gearing up for the release of his forthcoming film, Bigil, which is all set to hit the theatres on Diwali. Directed by Atlee, the film is tipped to be an emotional sports drama starring Nayanthara, Jackie Shroff, Kathir, Indhuja Ravichandran and others in important roles.

On October 12, the trailer of Bigil was released online and has been trending on top for two days now. At this point, Bigil’s trailer has become the second most liked trailer on YouTube with Shah Rukh Khan’s Zero topping the charts.

Going by the numbers, Zero’s trailer has clocked in 1.9 million likes while Bigil is trailing behind with 1.8 million likes on YouTube. It is expected that Bigil might surpass Zero’s record in the coming days. This has made Vijay’s fans ecstatic.

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Bigil Trailer hits hard as sports drama

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The trailer of Bigil, starring Vijay, has just hit the web. Directed by Atlee, the film is a sports drama, which revolves around the women’s football team that has been coached by Vijay’s character. Nayanthara plays a crucial role in the film. The first look, songs, and posters of the film created quite a hype.

Vijay is seen in two avatars in the film, one as a young man sporting a jersey with the name ‘Michael’ written on it, who later coaches the girls team, and the other as Rayappan, who seems to be a local don. Michael is also known as Bigil. The trailer is interspersed with several shots of girls training on the pitch, as well as the anger and resentment towards Michael off the pitch. The older don has some whistle-worthy lines as well.

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