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Salman Khan is all praise for Ek Tha Tiger co-star Katrina Kaif

Plus: Aamir Khan confirms Talaash will release as planned; Big B is full of praise for Southern counterparts; Dhanbad lifts ban on Gangs of Wasseypur

Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif at a promotional event for their forthcoming spy thriller Ek Tha Tiger. Punit Paranjpe / AFP
Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif at a promotional event for their forthcoming spy thriller Ek Tha Tiger. Punit Paranjpe / AFP

Aamir Khan confirms new film's release

The Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan is gearing up for the release of his new film, the psychological thriller Talaash. Written and directed by Reema Kagti, it marks the return of the producer-trio Khan, Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar, whose last production was the 2001 drama Dil Chahta Hai. "We're very happy with the way Talaash has turned out. It is releasing as planned on November 30," Khan said. "Over the last few weeks, I've heard of some attempts to spread rumours about the film getting delayed and that there are rifts in the people involved. Clearly someone is not very happy with the way it is progressing, and I can assure you that person is not someone from our team." Talaash, the actor's first big screen film since 2010's Dhobi Ghat, also stars Rani Mukerji and Kareena Kapoor. - IANS

Salman Khan reunites with Katrina Kaif

Salman Khan is teaming up with his former girlfriend Katrina Kaif in the forthcoming romantic action film Ek Tha Tiger. The actor is full of praise for his co-star. "I think one can easily fall in love with her, whether on or off the screen. That's why when she comes out in public, all the cameras face her. Her fans love her a lot, too," he said. Describing their film, Khan said: "It's visually very nice. It's also been choreographed well. There are a lot of action scenes in the movie and I've worked hard for it." Directed by Kabir Khan, Ek Tha Tiger was shot in 10 countries, including Ireland, Turkey, Cuba and Iraq, and arrives in Indian cinemas on August 15. - IANS

Big B is all praises for Southern counterparts

Amitabh Bachchan has nothing but good words to say about the Southern film superstars that he recently worked with for a jewellery brand's advertising campaign. Bachchan was joined by the Tamil actor Prabhu, the Telugu actor Nagarjuna, the Kannada actor Shivarajkumar and the Malayalam actor Dilip. "I've had the great honour to have worked today with the most popular stars of the Southern region, who have not just been colleagues of our vast film industry, but have through the years been close friends," he posted on his website. "Despite the fact that their popularity is earth-shattering, they are by temperament such disciplined, gracious beings." Bachchan even said he finds the Southern film industry more innovative than Bollywood: "I have never shied away from the fact that their industry is greatly more talented, with fresher, more innovative ideas."- IANS

Gangs of Wasseypur to release in Dhanbad

The second part of Anurag Kashyap's acclaimed Gangs of Wasseypur will screen in Dhanbad, Jharkhand, the film's setting, after its first instalment was banned in the Indian city last month. Chronicling Dhanbad's underworld coal mafia from the 1940s to 2009, the crime drama was banned after a group of residents objected to it, claiming the movie's content was defamatory to their area. Kashyap said in a statement: "We didn't get the necessary permissions then. Now things have been sorted out after the success of the first part. We're planning to visit Dhanbad soon." - IANS