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Shahrukh & Lion King

Shah Rukh Khan says he fell in love with THE LION KING for the way the movie narrates a story based on a relationship between a father and a son.

Bollywood’s King Khan and his son Aryan Khan have lent their voices for King Mufasa and his son Simba, respectively, in the Hindi version of Disney’s upcoming live-action film The Lion King. “The Lion King has been, for not just me, but for so many people around the world, one of the favourite films that they have enjoyed with their families and kids,” Shah Rukh said.

The Lion King follows the adventures of Simba, who is to succeed his father Mufasa, as King of the Pride Lands, and narrates a tale of how he rises up to the occasion despite several attempts to bring him down by his villainous uncle Scar.

Salman learns dance from Prabhudeva

Salman Khan recently took to his Instagram account to share a dance video with Dabaang 3 director Prabhudeva.

In this video, one can see Salman taking dancing lessons from the filmmaker-director, while he grooves to on one of his most iconic songs, that is, Urvasi.

Along with Salman the video also features producer Sajid Nadiadwala and actor Kichcha Sudeep. The video was captioned as ‘Dance class from the master himself Prabhu Deva’. However, this is not the first time that the Bharat superstar will be directed by the dancing legend in a movie. They have earlier collaborated in 2009 action-drama film Wanted.

John Abraham plays tough cop

John Abraham is back. He plays ACP Sanjeev Kumar Yadav in Batla House. It is based on the real story of the controversial encounter of Indian Mujahideen terrorists eleven years ago in Delhi.

The infamous Batla House encounter took place on 19 September 2008. The operation was conducted to nab Indian Mujahideen terrorists at Batla House in Delhi. In the encounter, two suspected terrorists were killed – Atif Ameen and Mohammad Sajid and two others – Mohammad Saif and Zeeshan – were arrested. A fifth suspect, Ariz Khan, escaped.

Mrunal Thakur plays the role of John’s wife in the film. It is directed by Nikkhil Advani and written by Ritesh Shah. It will hit the screens on 15 August.

Janhvi Kapoor’s next is RoohiAfza

Bollywood actress and Sridevi’s daughter Janhvi Kapoor is shooting in Agra for romantic horror flick RoohiAfza. The crew was shooting at Bateshwar temple in Agra where people gathered in large numbers to get a glimpse of her. The spot is famous for its 101 Shiva temples in a row along Yamuna bank.

Produced by Maddock Films, RoohiAfza is slated for release by the end of this year. Rajkummar Rao stars opposite Jahnvi and the film is directed by Haardik Mehta.

NT Bureau