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Get ready for sequels and remakes in 2013

Beginning with 'Race 2' and 'Murder 3', the year will have some of the much-awaited sequels as well as remakes like 'Chashme Baddoor' and 'Zanjeer'

 

New Delhi: 2013 seems to be the year of remakes and sequels in Bollywood, India's top most movie industry based in Mumbai, as a number of production houses are planning to bank on the popularity of their hit films by releasing their next instalments, reports PTI.
 
Beginning with 'Race 2' and 'Murder 3', the year will have some of the much-awaited sequels as well as remakes like 'Chashme Baddoor' and 'Zanjeer'.
 
The year is set to end with big budgeted sequels like 'Krrish 3' and 'Dhoom 3', but others such as 'Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai 2' and 'Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster Returns' will hit screens much ahead.
 
With an ensemble star cast and the promise of the same thrill that 'Race' had offered in 2008, its sequel is set to release on 25th January. Actors Anil Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan are reprising their roles from the previous film while Deepika Padukone, John Abraham, Jacqueline Fernandez and Ameesha Patel are new additions to the cast. Bipasha Basu will reprise her role of Sonia in a special appearance.
 
Emraan Hashmi is not a part of the third instalment in the Murder series. The film, starring Randeep Hooda and Aditi Rao Hydari, will release on 15th February.
 
'Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster Returns' will hit theatres on 8th March with Irrfan Khan and Soha Ali Khan as new additions.
 
Two sequels are set to release in May - 'Shootout at Wadala' and 'Aashiqui 2'. The former is the sequel to underworld drama 'Shootout at Lokhandwala' (2007), while 'Aashiqui 2' is a revisit to the hit 1990 film starring Rahul Roy and Anu Agarwal. The new film has Aditya Roy Kapur and Shraddha Kapoor as the lead pair.
 
The Deol family will return with 'Yamla Pagla Deewana 2' in June, while the sequel to 'Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai' is set to hit screens in August. The film has a new star cast comprising Akshay Kumar, Imran Khan and Sonakshi Sinha.
 
Horror film 'Ragini MMS' will have its second instalment in October.
 
The Hrithik Roshan-starrer 'Krrish 3' is set to release in November, while Aamir Khan will be seen taking on as the baddie in action-thiller 'Dhoom 3' in December.
 
In case of remakes, Ajay Devgn-starrer 'Himmatwala', directed by Sajid Khan, will release on 29th March. Shooting for the remake of Amitabh Bachchan starrer 'Zanjeer' is currently on and the film will hit screens on 12th April.
 
David Dhawan's remake of hit comedy 'Chashme Baddoor' is also slated for an April release.
 
Other much-hyped films include 'Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola' in January, directed by Pankaj Kapur, starring Imran Khan and Anushka Sharma. It is releasing on the same day as Kamal Haasan's big budget action thriller 'Vishwaroop'.
 
'Inkaar', Sudhir Mishra's take on sexual harassment at the workplace, will release in January as well.
 
Asha Bhosle's acting debut 'Maee', will see the light of day in February, so will Akshay Kumar starrer 'Special Chabbis', Abhishek Kapoor's adaptation of Chetan Bhagat's 'Three Mistakes of My Life' in 'Kai Po Che' and Prabhu Deva starrer dance film 'Any Body Can Dance', besides others.
 
Ramgopal Varma's film on the 26/11 Mumbai attacks will release in March. Films like 'I, Me Aur Main', 'Aatma' and 'Mere Dad Ki Maruti' will also release the same month.
 
Emraan Hashmi-starrer 'Ek Thi Daayan' will release in April, Ranbir Kapoor-Deepika Padukone starrer 'Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani' will release in May.
 
Much-hyped films like Emraan Hashmi-Vidya Balan starrer 'Ghanchakkar', 'Raanjhnaa' starring Dhanush and Sonam Kapoor are slated for a June release, while Milkha Singh's biopic 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag' starring Farhan Akhtar as the athlete will release the next month.
 
'Satyagraha', yet another multi-starrer political drama from Prakash Jha, is aiming at an Independence Day release.
 
Madhuri Dixit is expected to make a comeback to the silver screen with two films - 'Ishqiya' sequel 'Dedh Ishqiya' and 'Gulab Gang'.
 
Shah Rukh Khan's 'Chennai Cafe', John Abraham-starrer 'Madras Cafe', Saif Ali Khan starrer 'Bullet Raja', Preity Zinta's 'Ishqk In Paris', Ranbir Kapoor starrer 'Bombay Velvet' and 'Besharam' are also expected to hit the screens in 2013.

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SEBI slaps Rs1.5 crore fine on an individual in IPO fraud case

SEBI said Budhwani acted as key operator in concert with certain other entities and was involved in the scheme of cornering of shares in the IPOs of 13 companies including Yes Bank and Suzlon Energy

Mumbai: Market regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) imposed a penalty of Rs1.50 crore on one Purshottam Budhwani for his alleged role in fraudulent trading practices in initial public offerings (IPOs) of 13 companies including Yes Bank and Suzlon Energy between 2003 and 2005, reports PTI.

 

Budhwani was also allegedly involved in manipulative activities related to IPOs of IL&FS, IDFC, Shoppers Stop, MSP Steel and Power, SPL Industries, Provogue, Tata Consultancy Services, Gateway Distriparks, Gokuldas Exports, Nectar Lifesciences, Sasken Communication Technologies.

 

SEBI said Budhwani acted as key operator in concert with certain other entities and was involved in the scheme of cornering of shares in the IPOs.

 

"...the noticee had indulged in fraudulent and manipulative activities and employed deceptive device and scheme to corner the shares reserved for retail individual investors in the aforesaid 13 IPOs with the intention to defraud retail individual investors," SEBI said in its order.

 

A SEBI probe in shares of certain companies during their IPOs between 2003 and 2005 had found that certain entities had opened large number of demat accounts and bank accounts which were in the names of fictitious persons or were benami.

 

The entities had purchased shares of various companies in the IPOs by making applications in fictitious names with each application being of a value so as to make it eligible for allotment under the retail category.

 

Following the allotment, the shares from such fictitious allottees were transferred in the demat account of key operators like Budhwani before the listing on stock exchanges, SEBI said.

 

The key operators then transferred the shares through off market deals to certain entities called the "financiers".

 

The regulator said it observed that the key operators retained a portion of shares for themselves which were then sold in the market, earning them huge gains illegally.

 

As per SEBI, the scheme was designed to corner shares from the quota reserved for retail investors in the IPOs of various companies and to make profit by selling the shares.

 

In May 2011, SEBI had directed Budhwani to disgorge Rs9.39 crore which included the amount of unlawful gains made by him along with an interest of 10% per annum for six years.

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Vaibhav Dhoka

4 years ago

SEBI should investigate CARE IPO wherein investors have not received refund three weeks past.Whose fault is Company/banker/registrar to issue.

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