x Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 23 January 2018

AR Rahman's new song Infinite Love is his 'dream project'

Plus: Imran and Anushka up for Golden Kela; Pooja Bhatt to break from films; new Dharmendra film out in June; and Wong Kar-wai heads to Berlin.

The Oscar-winning composer AR Rahman. Mario Anzuoni / Reuters
The Oscar-winning composer AR Rahman. Mario Anzuoni / Reuters

AR Rahman has described his new single, Infinite Love, as his 'dream project'. Speaking at the song's launch, the Oscar-winning musician said of his first single in 15 years: "All these years, nothing was compelling for me to get into the zone. Once I got the idea of Infinite Love, I was really engaged in the whole process of it. This one song is equal to like 10 songs for me." - IANS

Imran and Anushka up for Golden Kela

Imran Khan and Anushka Sharma have been nominated as the worst actor and actress in the fifth Golden Kela Awards, Bollywood's version of Hollywood's Razzies. Khan was nominated for Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu and Sharma for Jab Tak Hai Jaan. The nominees for worst film are Joker, Housefull 2, Son of Sardaar, Khiladi 786, Dabangg 2 and Jab Tak Hai Jaan. - IANS

Pooja Bhatt to take a break from films

Pooja Bhatt says she's taking time away from filmmaking. "At this phase of my life, very exciting things are happening. But I want to focus on myself," said the actress-turned-director. "For the past two years, the priority was to make Sunny Leone look good, to make Bipasha Basu look good. Pooja Bhatt was in the background. Now I have time. I'm going to get back in shape." - IANS

New Dharmendra film will be out in June

The producers of Yamla Pagla Deewana 2 have announced the film has just finished shooting in London. The film, starring Dharmendra, Sunny Deol and Bobby Deol, will hit screens on June 7. The sequel to last year's romantic comedy is directed by Sangeeth Sivan. It features Anupam Kher and Johnny Lever in supporting roles, as well as the debutant Kristina Akheeva playing one of the female leads. - IANS

Wong Kar-wai's latest will head to Berlin

The Chinese director Wong Kar-wai's martial arts epic The Grandmaster will have its international premiere at the Berlin Film Festival, which runs February 7 to 17. The film, starring Tony Leung and Zhang Ziyi in a 1930s-set drama about the life of the legendary martial arts expert Yip Man, will open the festival. Wong will also lead the jury at the 63rd edition of the festival. - AP