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Awaited Bollywood movies in 2017

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Raees

 

Shah Rukh Khan, sporting 'surma' in his eyes, a 'taaviz' around his neck, a generous stubble and oodles of attitude, not only demands but deserves attention. Ever since the 'Raees' teaser was released in 2015, SRK fans have been eagerly waiting for the film. Moving away from the role of a quintessential romantic hero, Shah Rukh plays the role of a bootlegger who lives on his own terms. Set in 1980s Gujarat, ‘Raees’ will have SRK in the titular role. The film also stars Nawazuddin Siddiqui and marks the Bollywood debut of Pakistani actress Mahira Khan

 

Kaabil

 

The trailer of Hrithik Roshan’s ‘Kaabil’ has already got the audiences hooked. Both Hrithik and Yami Gautam play visually impaired characters in the thriller. The film revolves around Hrithik’s character, who wishes to avenge his wife’s rape and murder. Directed by Sanjay Gupta, the movie will hit the theatres on January 26, 2017. Rumors are flocking that the release date of Kaabil will be moved so as to not clash with SRK’s Raees

 

Rangoon

 

Ever since Vishal Bhardwaj announced ‘Rangoon’, it created quite a stir because Saif Ali Khan and Shahid Kapoor (who have a shared history) would be working together for the first time. Add Kangana Ranaut to the mix and what you’ve got is a stellar cast. The story, which is set against the backdrop of World War II, seems equally promising. Come February 24, will the four talented artists come together to give us a memorable film? Let’s hope so.

 

Badrinath Ki Dulhania

 

Loved ‘Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania’? Well, Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan are teaming up again for ‘Badrinath Ki Dulhania’, which marks the second installment of the franchise. The film is directed by Shashank Khaitan and the shooting is expected to wrap by the end of this year. Get ready for Varun-Alia’s love story which is scheduled to release on March 10, 2017.

 

Phillauri

 

With her first production venture ‘NH10’ becoming a box-office success and winning acclaim for its gritty storyline, Anushka Sharma set a high bar for herself. Her next production ‘Phillauri’ will be the true litmus test for her. The romantic comedy is helmed by Anshai Lal with Anushka and Diljit Dosanjh as the lead pair. Touted to be a unique love story with one of the central characters reportedly playing the role of a ghost, the film will release in March 2017.

 

Jagga Jasoos

 

Yes, we know, this one has been a long wait. Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif started shooting for ‘Jagga Jasoos’ in 2013 but the film suffered several delays. While RK Jr and Katrina parted ways earlier this year, the two continued to shoot for the Anurag Basu film. Now, the audience is looking forward to seeing the ex-couple sharing screen space. The delays notwithstanding, Anurag’s talent as a director cannot be overlooked. Here’s hoping the director lives up to our expectations when ‘Jagga Jasoos’ hits theatres in April 2017.

 

Tubelight

 

When you’ve got Salman Khan teaming up with director Kabir Khan, you know the result will be worth the wait. After giving us ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ in 2015, the duo is coming together for ‘Tubelight’. The film has evoked enough excitement among the audience, thanks to its title and the fact that Salman would be seen romancing Chinese actor Zhu Zhu for the first time ever.

 

Padmavati

 

Make way for the successful trio of Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone and Sanjay Leela Bhansali. Only it gets better this time – Shahid Kapoor has joined them. Bhansali’s magnum opus, ‘Padmavati’ has been in the news for quite some time now. Whether it is because of the apparent financial troubles of the film or the alleged problem between the male leads, the film has managed to create quite a stir. Starring Ranveer as Alauddin Khilji, Deepika as Rani Padmavati and Shahid Kapoor as Raja Rawal Ratan Singh, the love triangle will release in November 2017.

 

Tiger Zinda Hai

 

Trust Salman Khan to start a super successful franchise. After the staggering success of 'Ek Tha Tiger', the superstar is all set to feature in its sequel 'Tiger Zinda Hai'. The prequel featured Salman and Katrina Kaif in the lead and the duo will now reprise their roles in the second installment. The film will be directed by Ali Abbas Zafar and is scheduled to release in Christmas 2017.

 

The Ring

 

Whether it is 'Jab We Met’, ‘Love Aaj Kal’ or ‘Rockstar’, Imtiaz Ali is known to make romantic films that tug at your heartstrings. So when the director and the ‘King of Romance’ Shah Rukh Khan decide to collaborate on a project, you know you’re in for a joyride. ‘The Ring’ has Shah Rukh playing the role of a tourist guide while Anushka Sharma reportedly plays a Gujarati girl. The film is currently being shot across Europe.

 

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