Have you heard? Rohit Shetty telling a true story


Even before he wraps up his debut web series Indian Police Force, Rohit Shetty has announced the idea of his next cop saga. This time around, the filmmaker is making a biopic on a real supercop—ex-Commissioner of Mumbai Police, Rakesh Maria. While the story is based on the experiences of the former top cop’s career, the film will also borrow from his book Rakesh Maria: Let Me Say It Now. Rohit says, “He stared terror in the face for 36 years! His incredible journey spans all the 
way from the 1993 blasts in Mumbai, the underworld menace, to the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks in 2008.” 

A fat pay-cheque for Jaideep

Nothing succeeds like success. Ask Jaideep Ahlawat, who has reportedly received a huge hike in his remuneration for the second season of his hit web series, Paatal Lok. When he first signed up for the crime thriller in 2020, the actor was apparently paid R40 lakh to essay the character of the cynical policeman Hathi Ram Chaudhary. Considering his efforts that lead to the success of the show, revolving around an investigation of an assassination attempt gone wrong, the makers of the show have upped his fee and how! Jaideep is reportedly getting about Rs 20 crore to reprise the character in the next instalment. Now, that’s what you’d call a real whopper!

Singing without permission 

Within days of releasing her rendition of Buhe bariyan, Kanika Kapoor has got slammed online. Pakistani singer Hadiqa  Kiani questioned the Baby doll songstress for lifting her mother Khawar Kiani’s original creation. “Another day and another shameless rendition of the song my mother wrote. I am alive and well. If you want to sing my songs, ask me first,” Hadiqa shared online and added, “The theft of Pakistani music continues.”

Darna zaroori hai

Known to prank his unsuspecting colleagues at work, Ajay Devgn recently pulled a fast one on Mouni Roy while promoting his latest film on DID L’il Masters season 5. He presented a fake snake in a bamboo box to the Bong beauty. While she was shocked at first, Mouni laughed out loud at being pranked. When she shared that she is scared of snakes, Ajay revealed his phobia of lifts. “A few years ago, when I was in a lift with a couple of people, it suddenly broke down and fell at a rapid speed from the third floor. Though no one got seriously injured, we were stuck for almost two hours. Since then, I feel claustrophobic in lifts,” recalled the actor.

Originally published at www.mid-day.com

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