The first half of 2018 has been wonderful. Each and every Bollywood buff was happy with the fact that several movies of different genres hit the screens. Not only did they get many options, but also a chance to watch some quality content. And with half of the year nearly gone, several films are on the floors simultaneously, with the release slots of many upcoming films already being booked. In fact, several 2018 releases are still on the floors. If you look closely at the movie calendar, as many as 15 big films are currently on the floors and we are quite excited about each one of them. From Shah Rukh Khanâs Zero, Salman Khanâs Bharat, Aamir Khanâs Thugs of Hindostan, Akshay Kumarâs Kesari to Kangana Ranautâs Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi, Shahid Kapoorâs Batti Gul Meter Chalu, Ananya Pandayâs Student of the Year 2 and Sara Ali Khanâs Kedarnath, these 15 films will make every Bollywood buff rejoice! Hereâs our list.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is coming back to Bollywood after a small gap and everyone is excited to see her as a singer in Fanne Khan. However, after some logistical and financial difficulties, the filmâs last schedule is yet to take off with a song still to be shot. And after T-Series took over from KriArj Entertainment, it is being said the last song will be shot soon, but will the movie make its July 13 release date? Looks doubtful! But it will surely get a release this year and people will love seeing the beautiful Aish in a new avatar on the big screen.
Kangana Ranautâs ambitious project, Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi is nearing completion and this film based on Jhansi Ki Raniâs life should release this year, tentatively onÂ August 15. However, two promotional songs remain to be shot and from what we hear, Kangana will complete it by the end of June. We canât to watch the warrior story unfold on the big screen, with Kangana in the lead. The action sequences will be really interesting to watch! (ALSO READ âÂ Race 3, Thugs of Hindostan, SRKâs Aanand L Rai film, PadmanÂ â hereâs predicting Bollywoodâs biggest hits in 2018)
After the final schedule was delayed due to financial difficulties, Batti Gul Meter Chalu is still on the floors. In fact, if the schedules were on track, the inspirational drama would have wrapped up by now. Anyway, now that T-Series has taken over the film from KriArj Entertainment, the final schedule of this film, set in rural India, has kick-started and will be completed by June end. And if all goes well, the movie will surely release onÂ August 31. The intriguing plot about the issues people face with regards to electricity and the high prices of electricity will be interesting to watch.
Arjun Kapoor and Parineeti Chopraâs romantic comedy, Namaste England is currently being shot across UK and Europe. This second schedule of the film should wrap up by the end of June. The last schedule will take place in August and if everything is on track, this sequel to Namaste London will hit the screens onÂ October 19. This jodiâs reunion on the big screen, their crackling chemistry and their crazy antics cannot be missed in this one!
Aamir, Amitabh, Fatima and Katrinaâs ambitious film, based on the life of thugs in pre-Independence India, has been in the making since last year. The film is nearly complete and only a few action and dance sequences are to be shot. The intriguing plot, the insane action sequences and this filmâs execution will make this one a must-watch.
Ananya Panday and Tara Sutaria are making their big Bollywood debut alongside Tiger Shroff in Student of the Year 2. The rom-com took off a month back and after wrapping up the Dehradun-Mussorie schedule, the trio are currently chilling. In June, they will shoot in Mumbai, Delhi and Pune and wrap up by August, just in time for theirÂ November 23Â release. The fact that it is a sequel to Student of the Year and will have some really cool and interesting twists, has made us really excited. (ALSO READ âÂ Attention filmmakers! Varun Dhawan and Ananya Panday are the new dream pair fans are vouching for)
Sara Ali Khanâs dream debut is not going according to plan. After several delays and controversies, the final schedule of Kedarnath has finally taken off. But with the actress not having dates in June, she has been dragged to court for breaching her contract. Apparently, she has to start working on her next, Simmba in June and hence, she could not give her dates in that month. Will the movie, based on the Kedarnath floods, be stalled further or will it complete all the schedules by August end and release onÂ November 30? Time will only tell. But we are sure that the emotional love story of Sara and Sushantâs characters in the face of adversity will be interesting to watch.
The third part of the comic Dhamaal franchise, Total Dhamaal is going to be epic! After the success of the first two parts, there is already a lot of buzz about Total Dhamaal. The comedy caper went on floors a few months back and from what we hear, it will wrap up by September. With several new cast members and a completely new and hilarious plot, you cannot afford to miss this movie.
Anand L Raiâs Zero is one of the most ambitious films of the year. And though the film is being shot since quite a few months, we hear that the shoot will go on till July, before it releases onÂ December 21,Â with a lot of VFX work being done simultaneously with the shoot. Shah Rukh Khan playing a dwarf, Katrina playing an alcoholic and the climax taking place on Mars â we are sure this one will be really interesting to watch on the big screen. In fact, the emotional journey of SRKâs character will be really heartwarming.
Hrithik Roshanâs film on the life of an educator who trained IIT aspirants to crack the IIT-JEE exams is currently being shot across India. And after a short break, we guess it will resume shoot only in July. According to reports, it should wrap up by September and release on Republic Day next year. This inspirational tale will surely make your hearts melt.
Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt are shooting for this epic periodÂ filmÂ since a few weeks now. This family drama has several actors and characters and hence, the simultaneous and individual shoots is going to be crazy to handle. However, a well chalked out schedule will see the film wrap up by November or December this year and release during April 2019. With such a fantastic ensemble cast and a story revolving around a family during the pre-independence era, this one will be really fascinating to watch! (ALSO READ âÂ LEAKED! Hereâs a snippet from the script of Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan-starrer Kalank)
Salman Khan and Priyanka Chopra are reuniting on the big screen after a huge gap and this one is going to be exciting. Salman has already shot for the test shots and muhurat shot. And from what we hear, the first schedule is set to take off next month. Priyanka, Disha, Sunil and even Katrina Kaif will join in. But with Salman simultaneously shooting for Dus Ka Dum, Bigg Boss 12 and even Dabangg 3, Bharatâs shoot should go on till the end of the year or early next year. With Salman working with three top heroines in a film showcasing his journey from his childhood to old age, Bharat will be really interesting to watch.
Ayan Mukerjiâs superhero trilogy starring Alia Bhatt, Ranbir Kapoor and Amitabh Bachchan seems like an ambitious project. And from what we hear, Alia and Ranbir shot for some mesmerising action sequences in Bulgaria earlier this year. The second schedule will kick start next month and the film will be shot till next year with the stars mostly even shooting for the sequel. A superhero movie, that too one in a series, is going to be interesting especially with the intense action and romantic sequences.
Akshay Kumar and Parineeti Chopraâs movie, based on theÂ Battle of Saragarhi, has completed its first schedule. The second schedule had also taken off, but it was cut short after the set was gutted in a fire. Now the period dramaâs next schedule will take off by July and Kesari should wrap up by the end of the year. The period story of a historic war, with some really intense action sequences, will be a treat for every movie goer. (ALSO READ âÂ First Pic Out! Akshay Kumarâs burnt Kesari set will leave you shocked beyond words)
The crazy, hilarious comedy â Mental Hai Kya has just gone on the floors and with Rajkummar Rao just joining in, the movieâs shoot will go on till a couple of months. However, the release date has still not been announced. Rajkummar and Kanganaâs pairing and their crazy antics will surely be epic to watch on the silver screen.
So these are the 15 exciting films that are still on the floors. From what we hear, a couple of films including Simmba, Dabangg 3, VarunÂ âÂ Katrinaâs dance film will also hit the floors pretty soon. So clearly, itâs a very good time for Bollywood buffs and they are going to have a great time in the coming few months. Anyway, stay tuned to BollywoodLife as we get you all the dope and updates from B-town right here.