1. Fanney Khan
Plagued by a series of production woes, the long wait for the Aishwarya Rai starrer Fanney Khan is finally over. First, Madhavan reportedly walked out of the film due to scheduling conflicts. Then news came that Aishwarya was unhappy with her costumes. Add to this, Rajkumar Rao’s fractured leg plus the producer’s legal troubles, and we have one mega delayed production. Fanney Khan is a remake of the Belgian film, Everyone’s Famous. Anil Kapoor has grand dreams of launching his daughter as the next Lata Mangeshkar of India. But the road to that dream has a long obstacle course that involves kidnapping a celebrity with amusing consequences.
Release date: 3 August 2018
Stars: Anil Kapoor, Aishwarya Rai, Rajkumar Rao
The much awaited gritty, political courtroom drama Mulk deals with issues facing a Muslim family in India. The story, inspired by real life events tackles topical themes like nationalism, religious extremism, communal harmony and alienation of minorities. Rishi Kapoor, the lead in the film plays the role of a man who has gotten involved in a terror plot conspiracy.
Release Date: 3 August 2018
Stars: Rishi Kapoor, Tapsee Pannu, Prateik Babbar, Rajat Kapoor
It won’t be August without Akshay Kumar giving us a lesson in patriotism. Enter: Gold, a high-on-emotions historical sports drama based on the events behind India’s first Olympic Gold Medal as a free nation. Akshay essays the role of Tapan Das, the hockey player instrumental in the victory that got us the gold. So this Independence Day, watch Akshay Kumar unfurl the tricolour yet again on the big screen.
Release Date: 15 August 2018
Stars: Akshay Kumar, Kunal Kapoor, Mouni Roy and Amit Sadh
Tired of seeing cliched Bollywood romantic pairings on screen? Stree is set to change that with their refreshing lead pair: Shraddha Kapoor and Rajkumar Rao. The film is being described as a horror comedy which is a relatively less explored genre in hindi cinema. Set in a town in India where men keep disappearing inexplicably, the film’s tagline is ‘Iss saal mard ko dard hoga’. So get ready to chuckle at whatever tragedy awaits Rajkumar Rao once he falls in love with the demon girl Shraddha Kapoor.
Release Date: 31 August 2018
Stars: Shraddha Kapoor and Rajkumar Rao