Arjun Kapoor and Parineeti Chopra, the lead of Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar, shot for a crucial scene on a train in Delhi recently. With their characters on the run to save their lives, the actors will try their best to avoid getting caught while figuring out the reason for their life-threatening predicament. Director Dibakar Banerjee, who is known for his gritty filming, took Arjun and Parineeti to the Delhi train station to shoot some of their “faraar (runaway)” moments. “The two are constantly on the run to save themselves and they land up in different cities, different situations... Dibakar wanted to shoot on the real train so specific permissions were taken for this. The production also chose the time of shoot wisely or else Arjun and Parineeti surely would have gotten mobbed,” said a spokesperson for YRF, the producers. The film is slated for release on August 3. (Bharati K. Dubey)
Aamir director Raj Kumar Gupta is back with yet another interesting film Raid, based on one of the biggest income-tax raids in the country. The trailer was recently launched and trade personnel couldn’t stop applauding. Present at the launch was the cast — Ajay Devgn, Ileana D’Cruz and Saurabh Shukla — along with the producers, writer and director. Ajay’s fans were also present.
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Bright star Noomi Rapace is set to feature in the psychological drama Angel of Mine. Kim Farrant will direct the film from a screenplay by Oscar-nominated Lion scribe Luke Davies and David Regal, reported Deadline. An adpatation of the 2008 French film L’Empreinte de L’Ange, the film revolves around Lizzie, a mother who is yet to come to terms with the loss of her daughter, and becomes convinced that a stranger’s daughter is her own.
Vicky Krieps, who had a breakout role in Paul Thomas Anderson’s Phantom Thread, and Stephen Merchant have been added to the cast of The Girl in the Spider’s Web. Merchant last featured in the Hugh Jackman-starrer Logan. The film stars Claire Foy as Lisbeth Salander, Sverrir Gudnason as Mikael Blomkvist, Claes Bang as the villain and Sylvia Hoeks as Salander’s twin sister, reported Variety. The film will be directed by Fede Alvarez. Production is set to begin this month in Berlin and Stockholm, with a release date of October 19.