Bollywood Box Office Collection Report 2018-2019 Report & Verdict India

Updated On: 02 January, 2019 01:59:09pm (GMT)

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Movie Opening (cr) Weekend (cr) First Week (cr) Total Collection (cr) Worldwide Collection (cr) Box Office Verdict
Simmba 20.72 75.11 124.54 ---
KGF 2.10 9.20 21.45 30.45 ---
Zero 20.14 59.07 81.32 ---
Kedarnath 7.25 27.75 42.45 57.44 Hit
2.0 20.25 95 139.75 177.75 520 Hit
Bhaiaji Superhittt 1 3.20 4.25 6.25 Flop
Mohalla Assi 0.25 0.55 1.80 1.80 Flop
Pihu 0.45 1.60 2.50 2.50 Flop
Thugs Of Hindostan
52.25 123 140.40 151.04 251.84 Flop
Baazaar 3.07 11.93 18.05 28.02 Average
Badhaai Ho 7.35 45.70 66.10 136.80 180 Super Hit
Tumbbad 0.65 3.25 5.85 13.48 8.09 Flop
AndhaDhun 2.70 15 27.65 41.90 71.74 Hit
Sui Dhaaga: Made In India 8.30 36.60 62.50 79.02 100 Hit
Pataakha 0.90 4.05 7.64 7.64 Flop
Batti Gul Meter Chalu 6.76 23.26 34.43 37.26 44.63 Average
Manmarziyaan 3.52 14.33 21.40 26.45 39.93 Flop
Yamla Pagla Deewana Phir Se 1.82 6.32 9.42 9.42 14.70 Flop
Stree 6.83 32.27 60.39 129.67 150.18 Super Hit
Happy Phirr Bhag Jayegi 2.70 11.78 18.11 18.11 27.85 Flop
Gold 25.25 71.30 89.30 107.37 149.50 Hit
Satyameva Jayate 20.52 56.91 75.09 75.09 106.67 Hit
Fanney Khan 2.15 7.15 9.85 9.85 16.55 Flop
Mulk 1.68 8.16 12.81 17.51 26.28 Flop
Karwaan 1.60 8.10 12.40 16.55 22.87 Flop
Dhadak 8.71 33.67 51.56 69.16 109.88 Hit
Soorma 3.20 13.85 21.21 30.11 38.14 Average
Sanju 34.75 120.06 202.51 341.22 579 Super Hit
Race 3 29.17 106.47 144.51 161.04 300.04 Average
Veere Di Wedding 10.70 36.52 56.96 80.23 88.64 Hit
Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran 4.82 20.78 35.41 65.36 70.82 Hit
Raazi 7.53 32.94 56.59 123.17 183.87 Super Hit
102 Not Out 3.52 16.65 27.70 51.79 77.82 Hit
Omerta 0.54 2.63 3.63 3.63 4 Flop
Nanu Ki Jaanu 0.75 3.10 4 4.09 Flop
October 5.04 20.25 30.24 45.36 54.23 Average
Blackmail 2.81 11.22 16.92 19.11 28.6 Average
Baaghi 2 25.10 73.10 112.85 165.50 251.31 Super Hit
Hichki 3.30 15.35 26.10 46.17 75.76 Hit
Raid 10.04 41.01 63.05 101.54 142.73 Hit
Hate Story IV 3.76 12.57 20.04 20.04 26 Average
Pari 4.36 15.34 22.75 22.75 40.31 Average
Welcome To New York 01.00 03.00 03.00 03.00* 4 Flop
Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety 6.42 26.57 45.94 108.71 148.48 Super Hit
Aiyaary 3.36 11.70 16.14 17.79 29.23 Flop
Pad Man 10.26 40.05 62.87 80 120.56 Super Hit
Padmaavat 24 114 166.50 300.26 585 Hit
1921 1.56 6.45 11.58 15.67 23.40 Flop
Kaalakaandi 1.25 3.85 5.77 5.77 6.5 Flop
Mukkabaaz 0.82 4.04 6.73 8.87 13 Flop
Tiger Zinda Hai 34.10 114.93 206.04 339.16 558 Super Hit
Fukrey Returns 8.10 32.20 50.55 80.13 101.78 Super Hit
Firangi 1.85 6.60 9.50 9.50 10.30 Flop
Tumhari Sulu 2.87 12.87 19.78 34.14 50.80 Average
Aksar 2 0.80 2.90 5.30 5.60 11 Flop
Qarib Qarib Singlle 1.75 8.30 12.15 12.15 17 Flop
Ittefaq 4.05 16.05 23.65 27.40 51.47 Hit
Golmaal Again 30.14 87.60 136.07 205.52 309.37 Super Hit
Secret Superstar 4.80 31.10 41.59 59.34 547 Super Hit
Chef 1.05 4 5.60 6.37 5 Flop
Judwaa 2 16.10 59.25 98.08 138.47 215 Super Hit
Newton 0.96 6.90 11.83 22.79 65 Hit
Bhoomi 2.25 7.48 10.28 10.63 15.68 Flop
Haseena Parkar 1.87 6.10 8 8.03 9 Flop
Lucknow Central 2.04 8.42 10.42 11.20 16.95 Flop
Simran 2.77 10.65 15.48 17.26 27.69 Flop
Poster Boys 1.75 7.25 11.20 12.73 18.61 Flop
Daddy 1.30 4.60 7.00 8.10 11.59 Flop
Baadshaho 12.60 43.30 64.14 78.10 123.50 Hit
Shubh Mangal Saavdhan 2.71 14.46 24.03 43.11 64.54 Hit
Babumoshai Bandookbaaz 2.05 7.53 7.53 18.24 Average
A Gentleman 4.04 13.13 19.82 19.82 38.30 Flop
Bareilly Ki Barfi 2.42 11.30 18.72 34 58.65 Average
Toilet: Ek Prem Katha 13.10 51.45 96.05 128.90 209 Super Hit
Jab Harry Met Sejal 15.25 45.75 59.65 59.65 144.62 Flop
Mubarakan 5.16 22.91 35.66 47.25 72.34 Average
Munna Michael 6.65 21.67 31.62 31.62 47.18 Average
Lipstick Under My Burkha 1.22 5.80 10.96 18.05 20 Hit
Jagga Jasoos 8.57 33.17 46.29 53.38 83.35 Flop
Mom 2.90 14.40 23.80 36.34 63.43 Average
Guest Iin London 2.10 2.10 7 Flop
Tubelight 21.15 64.77 106.86 106.86 220.8 Average
Bank Chor 1.40 4.34 7.30 7.30 10 Flop
Phullu 1 2.25 2.25 2.25 Flop
Raabta 5.61 15.93 20.71 20.71 44.92 Flop
Behen Hogi Teri 0.5 1.5 1.5 2 2.76 Flop
Sachin: A Billion Dreams
(Hindi / Marathi /English / Tamil/ Telugu)
8.40 28.05 41.20 46.91 80.57 Hit
Half Girlfriend 10.27 32.04 49.19 58.71 97.49 Average
Hindi Medium 2.81 12.56 25.21 67.46 105.75 Super Hit
Meri Pyaari Bindu 1.75 6.50 9.20 9.20 17 Flop
Sarkar 3 2.10 6.75 9.53 9.53 18 Flop
Baahubali 2: The Conclusion 41 128 247 506.53 1600 Super Hit
Noor 1.54 5.52 5.52 11.64 Flop
Begum Jaan 3.94 11.48 17.83 17.83 30.49 Average
Naam Shabana 5.12 18.76 27.18 36.49 57.18 Average
Phillauri 4.02 15.25 22.68 28.40 + 48.58 Average
Badrinath Ki Dulhania 12.25 43.05 73.66 114.24 195 Hit
Commando 2
(Hindi, Tamil and Telugu)
5.14 15.75 23.07 23.07 31 Flop
Rangoon 6.07 18.07 19.37 32.54 Flop
The Ghazi Attack
1.65 6.70 11.85 15.05 36.59 Average
Running Shaadi 00.17 00.60 01.00 01.00 1.33 Flop
Irada 00.15 00.57 01.00 01.00 1.12 Flop
Jolly LL.B 2 13.20 50.46 77.71 116.92 200 Hit
Raees 20.42 93.24 122.36 139.21 290.45 Hit
Kaabil 10.43 67.46 90.55 124.07 212.09 Hit
Ok Jaanu 4.08 13.80 19 21.43 29 Flop
Haraamkhor 1.02 1.02 1.02 1.02 1.35 Flop


There are several important parameters determining the success or failure of a Hindi film at the ticket window. Following are the parameters which we follow while deciding whether a film is superhit, hit, average or flop at the Box-Office.

Super Hit: Film which recovers double than its Production and P&A (Publicity & Advertising) cost by additional 50%

Hit: Film which recovers double than its Production and P&A cost

Average: Film which only recovers its Production and P&A cost or makes some profit

Flop: Film which fails to recover its investment

Disclaimer: The box-office figures are updated and acquired from multiple sources and by our avid research. No claim about the authenticity of the data by BollywoodMDB has been rendered as the numbers can be approximate at times. In order to bring our readers an adequate data, we strive our best to indicate the box-office performance of every film.


Glass Movie Review - High-minded but lacks lucidity and cohesion (Fri, 18 Jan 2019)
Glass U/A: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi Director: M. Night Shyamalan Cast: Sarah Paulson, Bruce Willis, James McAvoy Rating: Ratings Shyamalan’s earliest films (The Sixth Sense, Unbreakable, Signs) were brilliant, they intrigued, shocked and entertained all at the same time. The same cannot be said about the films that came later. The big budget ones especially were all jumbled up and schlocky. It felt as though the director never really achieved his vision. ‘Glass’ is a far better effort in terms of visual context but it fails on cohesion and lucidity – especially in the third act dominated by Shyamalan’s signature twists. Glass, a sort of sequel to both Unbreakable and Split, spends its two hours plus without a strong story to tell. It is every bit as inconceivable and snaky a film as his worst but it still has a psychological depth that could have amounted to much more - if only the director had been a little more focussed. There’s so much he is wanting to say that it all gets lost in the confusion and incoherence brought on by a lack of emphasis. Glass opens with Dunn(Willis) tracking down Split's villain, Kevin Wendell Crumb aka 'The Horde' (James McAvoy), a serial killer suffering from multiple personality disorder who has been preying on girls in the Philadelphia area. After some visceral action Dunn and Crumb are captured and taken to a secret wing of a psychiatric hospital also housing Mister Glass(Jackson) – to be studied by Dr. Ellie Staple (Sarah Paulson), a psychiatrist obsessed with decoding the phenomenon of men who believe themselves to possess the powers of comic book characters. Check out the trailer here: This is an indie film (in partnership with Blumhouse)with no big studio backing it so there are budget constraints which Shyamalan could have overcome by running a tighter ship. Shyamalan manages to get close to poignant and memorable but the third act(rather threadbare) pulls you off that track all the way through. The twists don’t make much sense and in fact renders the entire work rather directionless. The build-up is pretty good even though the action is all visual, internalised and verbose but the third and final act fails to make something out of that. The director and DP Michael Gioulakis manage to compose some fascinating and striking visual mayhem but it doesn’t amount to anything powerful. If you followed ‘Unbreakable’ and ‘Split’ then there is a chance that you might cotton on to Shyamalan’s wavelength but for a large part of the audience this is going to be a film without a strong sense of purpose. James McAvoy is simply the best thing about this movie. His enthusiasm and effort in playing out multiple personalities is extraordinary. Jackson wakes up from his stupor a little late and loses out on creating an impact while Willis looks on strategically- the thing he does best I guess. This is at best a baffling and inconsistent exercise in cinema! Also Read: James McAvoy on Glass co-star Bruce Willis: He is most chilled dude Catch up on all the latest entertainment news and gossip here. Also download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get latest updates
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One Less God Review - A rather pretentious mimicking of real tragedy (Fri, 18 Jan 2019)
One Less God U/A: Drama, Thriller Director: Lliam Worthington Cast: Joseph Mahler Taylor, Sukhraj Deepak, Mihika Rao Rating: Ratings As a film that hopes to capture the terror heralded by the 26/11 attacks on Mumbai, 'One Less God' is rather feeble, nondescript and ineffective. The scope is narrow and the budget too small to do justice to a disaster that is amongst the most unforgettable in recent history. This is drama written around a real-life crisis but at no point does it feel real. The 2008 Mumbai attacks included a series of terrorist strikes that felled 164 people across south Mumbai - carried out by 10 members of the Laskar-e-Taiba, an Islamic terrorist organisation based in Pakistan. But none of that drama or tragedy is captured here with any grit or enticement. The Mumbai siege is presented in a slap-dash fashion that never really gets the audience involved. The focus is largely on the Taj Mahal hotel and what it's guests went through in the final hours before their falling victim to the terrorist onslaught. The film focuses its efforts on the men and women attempting to survive, while intermittently cutting across to the two men perpetrating the attack. The bits of humour that creep in at odd times appears to be in bad taste. Check out the trailer here: Everything here seems rather pretentious and ineffective. The general cross-national mix of characters, their touristy experiences and the aftermath of the siege may have some diverse moments but we never feel attached or interested enough to be affected. There are barely any validating moments here. The performances are bad, the direction is sloppy, there are continuity breaks that look ridiculous, the art direction and production values leave a lot to be desired. Even the attempt to go one-up on the much awaited Dev Patel, Armie Hammer, Nazanin Boniadi, Jason Isaacs starrer 'Hotel Mumbai'- (a film that covers the same territory), by releasing earlier, reeks of Opportunism. Catch up on all the latest entertainment news and gossip here. Also download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get latest updates
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Replicas Movie Review - Disenchanting sci-fi effort (Fri, 18 Jan 2019)
Replicas U/A: Crime, Mystery, Sci-Fi Director: Jeffrey Nachmanoff Cast: Keanu Reeves, Thomas Middleditch, Alice Eve, John Ortiz, Emjay Anthony Rating: Ratings The bland, expressionless Keanu Reeves as a scientist is a hard sell for even the most gifted filmmaker so one can't understand why he was chosen to lead the cast as an obsessive scientist wanting to clone his family back to life after a drowning accident. And that's not the only bad choice here. The story itself never develops beyond the perfunctory -allowing for quick jump forwards into sci-fi territory that doesn't appear conclusive in the least. The script appears to be written by novices who have little idea about the subject matter. Neither the Director, the tech team nor the cast seem to believe in this story. So they all appear to be playing a game of make-believe that only they enjoy. For the viewer the experience is sheer tedium. Playing God in a high tech world is not a new concept but the treatment, tone and momentum must be good enough to gain attachment and believability. There's no such thing here. At no point are we ensnared by Will Foster's (Keanu Reeves) need to bring back his family from the dead. Neither his guilt nor his love for them are established here. And his corralling of his lab partner Ed (Thomas Middleditch) for support, is also not believable in the least. The talk of neural maps, synthetic brain, algorithms and consciousness sounds like mumbo-jumbo in such an unbelievable set-up – even when it's done in a futuristic facility called Bionyne. Check out the trailer here: When Will persuades his friend Ed to dispose the bodies of his dead family members it sounds insane and when he pretends to be his kids and responds to text messages from their friends it becomes all the more ridiculous. We never see his grief or experience his pain. And that's also because Keanu Reeves doesn't go beyond harried and lost in terms of expression. Both writer Chad St. John and director Jeffrey Nachmanoff don't appear to have figured out what exactly they wanted to convey here. They just run with the tide and make a mess of it. There's no style or mood to hold this sort of idea through. Nachmanoff hits the bland and straightforward route – on e that leaves the audience totally distended and discontent. This is the kind of hare-brained unbelievable stuff you wouldn't waste your hard-earned money on! Catch up on all the latest entertainment news and gossip here. Also download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get latest updates
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Why Cheat India Movie Review - No, seriously... Why? (Thu, 17 Jan 2019)
Why Cheat India U/A: Drama Satire Director: Soumik Sen Cast: Emraan Hashmi, Shreya Dhanwanthary Rating:Ratings The 'curse of the second half' in Hindi pictures is simply so severe, especially when it comes to films with well-known faces, that even as I find myself really enjoying a movie, there's a radar at the back of the brain constantly cautioning one to only hope that the post-interval portions even live up to the first half — by half. If so, then as an audience, you're pretty much through. Is this movie an exception in that regard? Well, it eventually starts descending to such levels of random, thoughtless spinning of the yarn that by the end of it you're not even too sure it's the same film that you had started with in the first place. And hell yeah, it begins really well, what with highlighting the academic strains of being a teenaged 'padhaku' kid, Sattu (the boy's so brilliantly cast), in a lower-middle class family in Lucknow, coaxed into cracking a coveted engineering entrance exam (they don't call it IIT for some reason). For, how else does the father who's invested all his money into his child's supposed dream see his pension scheme through? The film shines much-needed light on a common Indian teenaged nightmare, as sincerely presented in stand-up comedian Biswa Kalyan Rath's rather under-rated Amazon Prime series, Laakhon Mein Ek (2018). While sticking to searing realism — getting its time-setting, the year 1998 right, down to baggy trousers, and Force 10 type sneakers — the filmmakers manage to give the hero, Emraan Hashmi, a filmy sort of entry, smartly slipping in a soothing ballad, as well. Well done! Hashmi plays a one-man racketeer who sneaks in smart kids, with counterfeit hall tickets, to max entrance tests on behalf of rich children, sitting at home, paying their way to top colleges as a result. You sort of know where the film might be going with this. And, maybe, that's the problem. Proxy contestants at overcrowded competitive exams for key educational institutions, where even well-prepared students wait for Godot to get in, is a huge multi-crore, organised industry, involving a system wholly corrupted, from top to bottom. Technology would have plugged some of the holes already; one's unaware to what extent. If you haven't heard as much about this underworld, one should legitimately blame the news media for it — particularly in the case of the 2013 Vyapam (Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board) Scam, for instance, where close to 40 people, most of them whistleblowers, have mysteriously died, while the investigations are still on (or not quite) —but largely under-reported in the mainstream press. And I thought this is what the film could be about — unearthing an earth-shaking scandal that should ideally knock you off your head. But, no, this is a film that attempts to combine strong commentary on the education/examination system, with a high-paced, heist thriller, with belaboured twists and turns, while trying to balance all of it with the urban slickness and high-life that Hashmi's inevitably romantically inclined, unscrupulous characters aspire for, and achieve, in his typical capers. Watch Why Cheat India Trailer So whatever fault you may find in the film possibly exists in the story/script to start with. And perhaps the reason is Hashmi himself, for he can't help but get on the big screen with strong baggage of the sort of flicks that have made him the star he is. The audience is obviously to blame for it, and the fact that Hashmi remains still an under-rated actor, because he is hardly commercially lauded for parts where he wholly goes off the beaten path — Dibakar Banerjee's Shanghai (2012), I'm told, tanked; Danis Tanovic's Tigers (2018) went straight to OTT (Zee 5), both being his career's best works. Exclusive - Emraan Hashmi: Revolution in education system is need of the hour And so he goes back to being himself: the trademarked flawed hero, who eventually justifies his wily actions as a natural outcome of a multiple-choice, rote-learning system that gives very few kids a choice beyond acing it to get ahead. How a scamster like his character is the solution still, and not the issue, is beyond me. Have to say though, what the audience will empathise with is the fact that far too few fine courses/colleges exist for far too many desi children: a progressively massive problem staring us in the face and an even uglier future. This affects everyone. To be fair, the government is just as clueless on how to deal with it as this totally confusing 'pop-con' pic. Also read: Emraan Hashmi: Change of Cheat India title is illogical, ridiculous Catch up on all the latest entertainment news and gossip here. Also download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get latest updates
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The Accidental Prime Minister movie review: A bad accident (Sat, 12 Jan 2019)
The Accidental Prime Minister U: Biography, drama Dir: Vijay Gutte Cast: Anupam Kher, Akshaye Khanna Rating:Rating Given the imagery in the trailer, it is impossible to walk into The Accidental Prime Minister anticipating anything. The intent of its makers is evident: its strategic release, months prior to the election, solidifies its positioning as a propaganda film. Films are meant to have fodder for debate and discussion. And the topic of discussion here, I propose, is how Mayank Tewari, the writer of Newton (one of India’s most balanced political films) and Hansal Mehta (Shahid) came up with something as abhorrent as this. Probably hoping to pitch this as India’s answer to House Of Cards (HOC), the film’s narrative is too incoherent to make a political statement, let alone start a dialogue. HOC, of course, made with tremendous gumption, never has a political bias. It merely mirrors the goings-on behind the closed doors of the White House. Based on the book by Sanjaya Baru, this movie attempts to make sense of power games in the corridors of the coveted bungalow No. 7, Race Course Road (the official residence of PMO). But there’s no escaping the fact that it can only pass as a run-down, Made In China version of HOC. If at all the idea was to shame and embarrass the Congress party, the writing here lacks the desired punch. The onus of shaping the material lies in the hands of the director, and Vijay Gutte is visibly inept. Of course, the lofty and on-point casting of Akshaye Khanna as Baru and Anupam Kher as PM Dr Manmohan Singh, salvages the situation considerably, but there’s no saving the film from shoddy direction. Baru’s book walks the tightrope carefully, making ground-breaking political revelations, but never reducing Dr Singh to a laughable figure. Even his worst critics would agree, Singh was a man of poise. On Gutte’s insistence (or so I would like to believe) Kher turns Singh into a mute cartoon, who deserves to be pitied. It almost feels like the makers want to mock Singh — mimic his voice, slouch his gait. Baru had carefully carved Singh as a fiercely loyal man, standing strong on his ideals; one who is manipulated by the Gandhis (Sonia and Rahul). Gutte never focuses on the vulnerable equations between Singh and the Gandhi family. He, in fact, allows Khanna to get disturbingly Frank Underwood-ish, turning up the dark humour in every third sentence. Khanna is great at what he does, but he makes Baru seem more like a saffron loyalist, not a Congress insider. Gutte takes us through the hallmarks of the Congress government, from the nuclear deal to the 2G scam, in a news bulletin, decade roundup-sort of a fashion, creating the build up for the film’s Singham (PM Modi). Do we know how Singh felt through it all? That’s for another film. There’s enough to laugh about in this offering, but the joke here is that while Hollywood continues to make great content, we are still nitpicking and name-calling. Watch The Accidental Prime Minister Trailer Catch up on all the latest entertainment news and gossip here. Also download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get latest updates
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Zoya Akhtar reunites Ranveer Singh, Naezy and Divine for impromptu rap session! (Fri, 18 Jan 2019)
The Gully Boy gang hung out for about 3 hours and bonded over music and a lot of impromptu rapping! Social media went berserk yesterday as Ranveer Singh posted images of him chilling with Naezy and Divine - the real life rappers, whose life stories fuelled Zoya Akhtar to write and direct her much anticipated next Gully Boy. Zoya Akhtar had jammed with Naezy and Divine during the writing of the film so that they could bring a lot of authenticity to the script and Ranveer has become a brother to them as he prepped and perfected his craft to become a reel-life rapper in the film. Ranveer shared a picture and video from their jamming session and it was a delight to watch. He was goofing around with the boys while crooning to ‘Mere Do Anmol Ratan’.Last evening, it was a sort of reunion for the entire team and we hear that Zoya Akhtar made it happen. “It has been a while since the entire core gang of Gully Boy gang hung out together. Zoya was busy filming and then editing his film. Ranveer got busy with Simmba and the promotions around the success of the film. In the meantime, Gully Boy trailer dropped out of nowhere and became a rage across the country. Zoya made an impromptu plan last evening for a big catch up session and called in Ranveer, Naezy and Divine. They hung for about 2 to 3 hours chatting about life and Gully Boy, bonding over music and of course a lot of impromptu rapping!” says an eye-witness present at Bandra’s recording studio Purple Haze. Gully Boy starring Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt will release on February 14, 2019. ; View this post on Instagram ; Mere do Anmol Ratan ???????? @vivianakadivine @naezythebaa #gullyboy #ogs A post shared by Ranveer Singh (@ranveersingh) on Jan 17, 2019 at 7:44am PST ; View this post on Instagram ; Gully Gang in full form ???? @ranveersingh @naezythebaa and @vivianakadivine snapped at a recording studio last night | @realbollywoodhungama . . . . . . . . . . . #RanveerSingh #Naezy #Divine #GullyBoy #GullyGang #Bollywood #StyleFile #Fashion #Style #IndianFashion #CelebStyle #CelebFashion #BollywoodFashion #InstaCeleb #InstaFashion #InstaGood #InstaFollow #InstaDaily #LikeForLike #InstaLike #Ootn #ootd #Outfit #BollywoodHungama #Potd #PhotoOfTheDay A post shared by Bollywood Hungama???? (@realbollywoodhungama) on Jan 17, 2019 at 8:13pm PST Also Read: Priya Prakash Varrier has a fangirl moment after meeting Ranveer Singh, Varun Dhawan, Katrina Kaif; Vicky Kaushal recreates the famous ‘wink’ scene
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Not Sidharth Malhotra but this DOG was a showstopper in Rohit Bal’s show (watch video) (Fri, 18 Jan 2019)
Blenders Pride Fashion Tour 2018 is one of the most prestigious events of the country. It is currently ongoing currently and something unexpected occurred in Rohit Bal’s fashion show where Sidharth Malhotra and Diana Penty were showstoppers but someone else stole their thunder. Funnily, when Sid and Diana were walking the ramp, a stray dog found its way to the stage and strutted along with the celebrities! Even Sid could not help but chuckle as the doggo impressed fashion police with his professional cat walk! The video captured from the venue will make you giggle. The dog lovers especially will feel pretty amused! Organisers at the show tried hard to control the pupper but he wanted to get his 2 minute fame, and guess what? He did! Check out the funny video below: Not Sidharth Malhotra but this DOG was a showstopper in Rohit Bal’s show (watch video) Not Sidharth Malhotra but this DOG was a showstopper in Rohit Bal’s show (watch video) ; View this post on Instagram ; Every doggy has his day and much before #sidharthmalhotra could make his signature walk for designer #rohitbal this cutie had already grabbed all the attention of the audience ????❤️❤️ A post shared by Viral Bhayani (@viralbhayani) on Jan 16, 2019 at 7:43pm PST ; View this post on Instagram ; A dog turns out a showstopper for @rohitbalofficial @dianapenty @smudgal @rohitbalofficial @blenderspridefashiontour A post shared by Bollywood Hungama???? (@realbollywoodhungama) on Jan 18, 2019 at 3:00am PST On professional front, Sid is having a bit of slump at the box office. His last film Aiyaary did not do well.  He will be seen next in Jabariya Jodi with Parineeti Chopra! Also Read: Sidharth Malhotra rings in his 34th birthday with Jacqueline Fernandez, Sonakshi Sinha, Karan Johar among others
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Navya Naveli Nanda shares a throwback picture with Aryan Khan and the internet can’t handle it! (see pic) (Fri, 18 Jan 2019)
Navya Naveli Nanda, who stays away from the glitzy world of Bollywood, is a youth icon. She already has millions of fans who follow her life and style. It is common knowledge that she and Aryan Khan have been besties since their high school days and there many rumours about them dating. We don’t the truth behind this contention but they sure have been friends since many years. Navya was prompted yesterday to share a picture featuring Aryan Khan which was titled Throwback Thursday. The picture has a montage of sort with Navya, Aryan and a group of other friends in the frame. She looks fresh as a daisy with Aryan and their other friends. How we wish to see them together more often. Check out the photos and tell us what you feel. Navya Naveli Nanda shares a throwback picture with Aryan Khan and the internet can’t handle it! (see pic) While Navya has been pretty much followed by the paps and fans, it has been made clear to us that she DOES NOT want to be a part of the industry. She is currently pursuing a career which has nothing to do with showbiz and has proven once again that she is her mother Shweta Bachchan Nanda’s daughter since she too stayed away from the industry. ; View this post on Instagram ; #throwback A post shared by Navya Naveli Nanda® FC (@naavyananda) on Jan 16, 2019 at 3:55am PST Aryan has been learning filmmaking and it has been hinted that he is interested in working behind the scenes. Shah Rukh Khan has insisted that both his kids learn the ropes of showbiz and train for the same before they actually begin their careers. Also Read: Aaradhya Bachchan sings the SWEETEST birthday wish for big sis Navya Naveli Nanda (LEAKED INSIDE VIDEO)
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Kartik Aaryan appointed as the new face of PETA India (Fri, 18 Jan 2019)
With baby chicks perched on his hand, Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety star Kartik Aaryan appears in a new campaign for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India that proclaims, "Chicks Love a Vegetarian." He has been appointed the new face of PETA India. "It only took one video of animals suffering and dying in the meat industry to convince me to go vegetarian," says Aaryan. "The kindest thing anybody can do for cows, pigs, chickens, and all animals is to stop eating them." Kartik Aaryan appointed as the new face of PETA India This campaign is shot by ace photographer Errikos Andreou, his hair was styled by Bashir for Hakim Aalim, and his make-up was done by Waheed Ahmed Shaikh. As PETA India – whose motto reads, in part, that "animals are not ours to eat" – reveals in its video exposé "Glass Walls", chickens killed for food are often shackled upside-down before their throats are slit. Cows and buffaloes are crammed into vehicles in such large numbers that their bones often break before they're dragged off to the slaughterhouse, and pigs are stabbed in the heart as they scream. On the decks of fishing boats, fish suffocate or are cut open while they're still alive. Kartik Aaryan joins Anushka Sharma, Shahid Kapoor and many other celebrities who've teamed up with PETA India to promote healthy, humane meat-free meals. Also Read: Luka Chuppi - Kartik Aaryan to star in recreated version of Akshay Kumar’s song ‘Yeh Khabar Chapwa Do Akhbar Mein’
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EXCLUSIVE: Son Chiriya crew of over 400 people shot in remote places in grueling conditions (Fri, 18 Jan 2019)
The makers of Son Chiriya faced a lot of hardships in order to get the authenticity of the 1970's era as the movie is set in that era. Son Chiriya is shot in the remote areas and villages where there were no basic facilities available. The cast and crew included 400 hundred people and it became a point of difficulty for the makers. A lot of things were considered to perfect the authenticity as it was required to get the raw and rustic vibes. EXCLUSIVE: Son Chiriya crew of over 400 people shot in remote places in grueling conditions Since the story is set in the Chambal district, the characters learned the Bundelkhand dialect. To prep and get the fluency, the cast was insisted to converse in that language on set, even during the breaks. The story of Son Chiriya is set in the 1970s showcasing a small town ruled and dominated by dacoits. Multiple gangs fight over the struggle to attain power. The cast dons fierce avatars in sync with the theme of the film. Starring Sushant Singh Rajput, Bhumi Pednekar, Manoj Bajpayee, Ranvir Shorey, and Ashutosh Rana in lead roles, Sonchiriya presents tale set in the era of dacoits. The film promises to be a power packed action film giving a glimpse of the glorious years if dacoits in central India. Directed by Abhishek Chaubey and produced by Ronnie Screwvala, Son Chiriya is slated to release on February 8, 2019. Also Read : Son Chiriya: 50 – 60 fighters trained to use real guns in Sushant Singh Rajput starrer
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Slay or Nay: Sonam Kapoor Ahuja in Mark Bumgarner for the IWC Schaffhausen Silver Spit Fire Gala (Fri, 18 Jan 2019)
Sonam Kapoor’s sartorial shenanigans attain an all-time high as she makes her stunning presence felt at Geneva in Switzerland as the brand ambassador for the Swiss luxury watch brand, IWC Schaffhausen each year. With her sister and fashion stylist Rhea Kapoor at the helm of fashionable affairs, the duo whip up a mélange of fabulous styles for mere mortals like us. Sonam Kapoor in Mark Bumgarner for IWC Schaffhausen Silver Spit Fire Gala event in Geneva (2) Sonam attended the Silver Spit Fire gala event wearing a Mark Bumgarner dress. Sonam Kapoor in Mark Bumgarner for IWC Schaffhausen Silver Spit Fire Gala event in Geneva (1) The satin beige voluminous gown from the Spring Summer 2019 collection was off-shouldered with a bow detailing on one side. Also Read: Slay or Nay: Sonam Kapoor Ahuja in Ralph & Russo for IWC Schaffhausen opening dinner party in Geneva Sonam Kapoor in Mark Bumgarner for IWC Schaffhausen Silver Spit Fire Gala event in Geneva (5) (1) Sonam accessorized her look with delicate earrings and a wristwatch from the brand. Sonam Kapoor in Mark Bumgarner for IWC Schaffhausen Silver Spit Fire Gala event in Geneva (5) Sonam upped the look with a flawless makeup featuring perfectly contoured features, defined eyes and pink lips, courtesy makeup artist Namrata Soni. Sonam Kapoor in Mark Bumgarner for IWC Schaffhausen Silver Spit Fire Gala event in Geneva (4) Sonam’s long locks were styled into a sleek low back bun. Also Read: Slay or Nay: Sonam Kapoor Ahuja in Rejina Pyo for the promotions of Ek Ladki Ko Dekha To Aisa Laga on The Kapil Sharma Show 2 Sonam Kapoor in Mark Bumgarner for IWC Schaffhausen Silver Spit Fire Gala event in Geneva (3) On the professional front, Sonam will be seen in the coming-of-age romantic comedy-drama film, Ek Ladki Ko Dekha To Aisa Laga, directed by Shelly Chopra Dhar. Featuring Anil Kapoor, Juhi Chawla, Sonam Kapoor and Rajkummar Rao in lead roles, the film is scheduled for a release on February 1, 2019
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Movie Review: Fraud Saiyaan (Fri, 18 Jan 2019)
Four years ago, Sonam Kapoor surprised everyone with her comic caper DOLLY KI DOLI [2015]. It was a tale of a woman getting married and then running away with the money of the groom. Now in a gender reversal, Arshad Warsi attempts something similar in FRAUD SAIYAAN. This is a delayed film but fortunately for the makers, it doesn’t seem dated. So does FRAUD SAIYAAN turn out to be a fun-filled entertainer? Or does it disappoint? Let’s analyse. <img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-943755" src="" alt="" width="720" height="450" /> FRAUD SAIYAAN is the story of a guy who has multiple wives. Bhola Prasad Tripathi (Arshad Warsi) is a con man who gets married to women and then robs them of their money. He has got married to as many as 12 women and is searching for his next target. He is with his wife Sunita (Deepali Pansare) one day in Lucknow when she tells him to go to the station to fetch his uncle Murari Chaurasia (Saurabh Shukla). Murari however finds out the truth about Bhola. He tries to expose him but the effort proves futile. Then he pretends to be enamoured by Bhola and asks him to make him a part of the team. Bhola agrees reluctantly and Murari then gets a first-hand experience of how Bhola is handling so many wives and fooling them with ease. However both land in a soup as dacoit Chanda Yadav (Bhawana Pani) who was promised marriage by Bhola, abducts him and forces him to get married. What happens next forms the rest of the film. Sourabh Shrivastava's story is interesting and does give a déjà vu of DOLLY KI DOLI and even Kapil Sharma's debut flick KIS KISKO PYAAR KAROON [2015]. There are some loose ends and on the screenplay level, it could have been taken care of. However, Amal Donwaar and Sharad Tripathi's screenplay makes no such attempt. Things happen quite conveniently in the film. One can excuse some of them since it’s one of those leave-your-brains-at-home kind of a film. But even then, there has to be some limit and the makers don’t adhere to it. For instance, Murari gets off on a desolate railway station which was not supposed to be his destination. And here, he finds an abandoned car with key in its ignition. Needless to say, he grabs it and keeps it with him till the very end! Amal Donwaar and Sharad Tripathi's dialogues however are quirky and help in bettering the impact. Sourabh Shrivastava's direction is average as the film is all over the place. Despite the short length, the film seems dragging. And the attempt to justify Bhola’s actions backfire badly. <iframe id="jwiframe" class="playerFrame" src="" width="800" height="340" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe> FRAUD SAIYAAN is a delayed film and visually it might not look old but in terms of thought, it definitely seems dated. A film like this would have worked 4-5 years back. But in 2019, such a film seems regressive and objectionable. Some scenes however are interesting. The sequence of the cop chiding Murari brings the house down. Also a few scenes here and there of Bhola fooling his wives easily are funny. But an attempt is also made to force humour. The multiple instances of Murari farting bring the film down. Also, despite the short length of 1.52 hours, FRAUD SAIYAAN seems like a 2.30 hours affair. Thankfully the climax is a surprise and unexpected. That saves the film from becoming an ultimate disaster. Arshad Warsi is in his element and his highly entertaining. He is apt for such roles and he ensures that viewers won’t have any complaints at least with his performance. Saurabh Shukla is also quite fun though he is let down by the script. Both Arshad and Saurabh make a great pair. Sara Loren (Payal) is hardly there initially but in the second half; she makes the most impact out of all the other actresses. Flora Saini (Shraddha) comes next. Elli AvrRam (Chandni) is decent. Her scene is an afterthought but is well woven in the film. It is however amusing to see that her character name is Chandni but she has a tattoo on her body that reads Elli AvrRam! Deepali Pansare is nothing great and same goes for Anangsha Biswas (Aastha). Bhawana Pani is funny. Nivedita Tiwari (Mala Dubey) is okay. Preeti Sood (Preeti) gets limited scope. Varun Badola (Badri) is fine. Piyush Suhane (Dulare) and Faizal Malik (cop) add to the fun. Sohail Sen and Tanishk Bagchi's music is routine. <em>'Chamma Chamma' </em>is the most memorable. Title song is catchy but not memorable. Sohail Sen's background score is quirky as per the mood of the film. Uday Prakash Singh's production design is fine. Prakash Kutty's cinematography is simple. Nirav Soni's editing is weak and few scenes could have been shorter. On the whole, FRAUD SAIYAAN comes too late in the day and might have worked better a few years back. At the box office, the lack of buzz will affect its prospects.
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10 Year Challenge: Meme brigade takes on Bollywood and the results are hilarious (Fri, 18 Jan 2019)
Once again, the Internet is living through the memes. The first viral challenge of 2019 is the '10 Year Challenge aka #10YearChallenge' in which the people around the world are sharing side by side images of themselves and how they have changed in the last 10 years. Celebrities like Sonam Kapoor, Malaika Arora, Diana Penty, Dia Mirza, Rajkummar Rao among others have participated in the challenge. 10 Year Challenge Meme brigade takes on Bollywood and the results are hilarious But, netizens have different things in mind. The meme brigade has taken over the internet and is sharing Bollywood memes which are hilarious. Memes related to Alia Bhatt, Ajay Devgn and Anil Kapoor are floating across all mediums. Here are some of them #10YearChallenge — Kaju Katli (@MonkNxtDoor) January 16, 2019 Ekta kapoor made that possible.#10YearChallenge — Humor Being (@followTheGupta) January 17, 2019 #10yearChallenge — pillu (@aaditee) January 17, 2019 #10YearChallenge #10yearschallenge #NationalSecurity — Rahul Roushan (@rahulroushan) January 16, 2019 #10yearchallenge #20yearchallenge #30YearChallenge #40YearChallenge — Godman Chikna (@Madan_Chikna) January 16, 2019 Ajay Devgn has been raising his game every 10 years. #10YearChallenge — Bade Chote (@badechote) January 16, 2019 the internet is savage #10YearChallenge ⁦⁩ — busi (@iibusii) January 18, 2019
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Slay or Nay: Rakul Preet Singh in Nupur Kanoi for a book launch event (Fri, 18 Jan 2019)
Rakul Preet Singh - The Punjabi kudi never skips a chance to show us the easier way of imbibing trends in her appearances. A stylist’s delight, Rakul turned to Leepakshi Ellawadi for her recent #LOTD. Rakul Preet Singh in Nupur Kanoi for a book launch event (1) Rakul dabbled into some neo ethnic flavour as she attended a book launch event in the city wearing a Nupur Kanoi ensemble. Rakul Preet Singh in Nupur Kanoi for a book launch event (6) The ensemble featured an oversized nautical printed shirt, bandhini printed joggers and a shrug from the Protea collection showcased at LFW Winter Festive 2018. Rakul Preet Singh in Nupur Kanoi for a book launch event (4) Rakul chose baubles from Curio Cottage. Also Read: Rakul Preet Singh stuns in white as the cover girl for Exhibit magazine this month! Rakul Preet Singh in Nupur Kanoi for a book launch event (5) Makeup artist Neeraj Navare gave Rakul a glowy but subtle makeup. Rakul rounded out her look with centre-parted loose waves. Also Read: Slay or Nay: Rakul Preet Singh in an INR 6,000/- Deme by Gabriella bralette and INR 9500/- AQ/AQ pants for Sidharth Malhotra’s birthday bash Rakul Preet Singh in Nupur Kanoi for a book launch event (3) On the professional front, Rakul will be seen in the Tamil flick, Nandha Gopalan Kumaran aka NGK with Suriya, Jagapathi Babu. Rakul Preet Singh in Nupur Kanoi for a book launch event (2) She will also be seen in Luv Ranjan’s directorial venture, De De Pyaar De with Ajay Devgn.
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LEAKED VIDEOS! Alia Bhatt gracefully shoots a dance number in traditional attire on sets of Kalank in Gwalior (Fri, 18 Jan 2019)
Alia Bhatt has wrapped up yet another big project, Kalank. The film, which marks the fourth reunion of her with Varun Dhawan, is a period drama. It is being helmed by director Abhishek Varman which also stars Madhuri Dixit, Sonakshi Sinha, Aditya Roy Kapur, Sanjay Dutt and Kunal Kemmu in pivotal roles. The final schedule was shot in Gwalior and now Alia's leaked videos from the sets of the film are going viral on social media. LEAKED VIDEOS! Alia Bhatt gracefully shoots a dance number in traditional attire on sets of Kalank in Gwalior A couple of fan clubs shared videos of Alia Bhatt dressed in ghagra choli while shooting a dance sequence. From the looks it, Alia shot for a grand scale dance number which required her to learn a traditional form of dance. In the leaked videos, she is surrounded by several background dancers. While Alia's character has been kept under wraps, this sure is exciting for her fans as they gear up for the release. This morning, Alia shared a lovely black and white photo from a picturesque locale after the wrap up with Varun Dhawan. She captioned it, “& it’s a film wrap for Varun on KALANK.. Our 4th film completed together and he still manages to surprise me with his hard work and crazy energy everyday.. Also manages to make me laugh like a crazy person by just being himself.. I can’t can’t can’t wait for you guys to see the stuff he’s done with his character in the film!!!! #KALANK.” Kalank, which was incepted 15 years ago by Karan Johar and his dad Yash Johar, will release on April 19, 2019. ; View this post on Instagram ; Another video of Alia bhatt Dance from the shoot of Kalank at Gwalior fort ❤️ Follow @ourgwalior for more A post shared by Follow Back Please ???? (@ourgwalior) on Jan 14, 2019 at 4:48am PST ; View this post on Instagram ; A post shared by Gully Boy | Alia Bhatt ♥✨ (@aliabhattgalaxy) on Jan 15, 2019 at 11:31pm PST Also Read: Kalank: Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan wrap up their fourth film together
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After Sundance Film Festival, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Sanya Malhotra starrer Photograph will premiere at Berlinale 2019 (Fri, 18 Jan 2019)
Ritesh Batra's upcoming directorial Photograph starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Sanya Malhotra is all set to hit screens in India on March 8, 2019. The award-winning director's next film will have its World Premiere at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival 2019 taking place from January 23 to February 2. Not only that, the film will have its European Premiere at the Berlin Film Festival 2019 running from Feb 7 through 17. After Sundance Film Festival, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Sanya Malhotra starrer Photograph will premiere at Berlinale 2019 Nawazuddin Siddiqui shared a glimpse from the film to announce the Berlinale 2019 premiere date. He wrote, “Super Excited to inform you all that after being officially selected at the prestigious #SundanceFilmFestival2019. My film #photograph will also be screened at the #berlinale2019. Thank You @riteshbatra for doing this wonder & @sanyamalhotra_ for being a wonderful part of this.” After the much acclaimed Lunchbox, Ritesh Batra is all set to present Photograph which is set in Dharavi, Mumbai. The film will mark Ritesh Batra's second collaboration with the talented Nawazuddin Siddiqui and first collaboration with Sanya Malhotra who is currently riding high on the success of her latest outing Badhaai Ho. Also Read: Sanya Malhotra reveals about her prep for Nawazuddin Siddiqui starrer Photograph
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Deepika Padukone opens why the Khans did not work at BO and the future of Bollywood (Fri, 18 Jan 2019)
Deepika Padukone is currently one of the most powerful actors in the industry and it is miraculous how she grew from being a model to a solid performer, making every film count in her career. While she has already started working on her ambitious next, Chhappak, she made a public appearance at the book launch recently. She penned down her experience battling depression in the book The Dot That Went for a Walk and dazzled the event with her appearance. Deepika shared her thoughts about the movies that made a mark and how the course of industry is slowly changing. She said that it does not matter anymore who is in the film because the script is the king. She also touched upon the topic of how films with the Khans in it did not work but a project like Andhadhun took off solely for its story and performances. She said at the event, “It's about the film. It's a different thing that the films that the 'Khans' did, didn't work but there was film like AndhaDhun which was led by Ayushmann Khurrana that did wonder at the box office so I think everything boils down to the script itself. But yes, I see a trend where films that are being led by women are doing much better.” Deepika Padukone opens why the Khans did not work at BO and the future of Bollywood Stressing on the increasing demand in female centric movies she said that it is interesting that filmmakers’ approach at looking at a script has changed and even it has a male protagonist, they flip it and see things from a woman’s perspective. She said, “We are in place today where directors are changing roles and that's unheard of. If you have script that has male protagonist and suddenly directors are like, 'Let me just flip that. Let me just make that female protagonist and then go to so and so with the film' so, you hear of a film that was offered to a male actor two-three years ago and its coming back to you now with a female protagonist which is a huge achievement.” Aside from her work, DP has also been making news for her marriage with Ranveer Singh. Also Read : Deepika Padukone has laid down some STRICT conditions for Ranveer Singh post marriage (Read on)
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MSG Gurmeet Ram Rahim proven guilty of murder, awarded a life sentence (Fri, 18 Jan 2019)
In a one off case, an E-verdict has been passed against Gurmeet Ram Rahim Insaan of Dera Sacha Sauda cult. Convicted of murder of a local journalist, Gurmeet has been awarded a life imprisonment sentence. When Gurmeet was awarded 20 years of imprisonment for raping two women followers of his religious group in 2017, there was a huge furore as his followers indulged in mass destruction in his hometown in Sirsa. The authorities have taken a stand of awarding Gurmeet a life sentence through an E-VERDICT to avoid a situation like this. The judge announced this sentence via video conference in jail hosting Gurmeet. MSG Gurmeet Ram Rahim proven guilty of murder, awarded a life sentence Not just Gurmeet Ram Rahim Insaan, his other three followers Krishan Lal and two Dera carpenters Kuldeep Singh and Nirmal Singh too have been convicted by Panchkula’s CBI judge. The above mentioned individuals murdered the journalist Ram Chander Chhatrapati on Gurmeet’s orders and also acquired a weapon from him. Gurmeet had Chhratrapati murdered in 2002 because he was publishing negative articles about him. He was associated with a newspaper called Poora Sach. Gurmeet, Kuldeep, Nirmal and Krishan have been convicted under the sections 302 (Punishment for murder), 120 B (Criminal conspiracy) of Indian Penal Code and the arms act for possessing illegal rifles and other weaponry. It seems difficult for Gurmeet now to escape the clutches of law as his fate is sealed. When Gurmeet was finally exposed a couple of years ago, an ugly truth about Dera and the criminal activities happening inside for years under the garb of religion and spiritualism. Also Read: Dr MSG’s Golden Jubilee birthday celebrated with grand carnival, first look of Online Gurukul unveiled
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Katrina Kaif to play the leading lady in Akshay Kumar - Rohit Shetty film Sooryavanshi? (Fri, 18 Jan 2019)
Rohit Shetty is super excited to create his own universe of sorts along with his favourite superheroes – Cops! Taking the franchise of cop drama to the next level, Rohit announced yet another film that is dedicated to the police force – Sooryavanshi. For the first time ever, he will be working with superstar Akshay Kumar in this film. However, there have been no details on the actress who will be playing the leading lady in the film. Latest speculation is that Katrina Kaif has come on board for the same. Katrina Kaif to play the leading lady in Akshay Kumar - Rohit Shetty film Sooryavanshi? Readers would be aware that Katrina Kaif and Akshay Kumar have done over seven films together including Namastey London, Singh Is Kingg and Welcome. Reports have it that the makers are keen on bringing back this Jodi because they have shared a great chemistry in the past. Also, they believe that the novelty factor will be retained between them even though they have starred opposite each other because they will share screen space after a long time. However, an official announcement needs to be made on the actress coming on board for the film. The duo [Akshay and Katrina] were last seen together in Farah Khan’s Tees Maar Khan wherein we saw the actress grooving to ‘Sheila Ki Jawani’. Coming to Sooryavanshi, there is also buzz about Pooja Hegde being roped in. Although Rohit Shetty has denied the same, he is yet to reveal the name of the actress who will be paired opposite Akshay in the film. As per the teaser of this film that released alongside Ranveer Singh’s blockbuster Simmba, Akshay plays the role of ATS officer Veer Sooryavanshi in the film. It was also stated in earlier reports that this Rohit Shetty film will have the original Singham aka Ajay Devgn and Simmba aka Ranveer coming together in a special appearance in Sooryavanshi. Also Read: Rohit Shetty’s Akshay Kumar Sooryavanshi will have cameos by Ranveer Singh and Ajay Devgn; to release in 19 Dec 2019
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Here’s why Kabir Khan doesn’t want lip-sync songs in the Ranveer Singh starrer ‘83 (Fri, 18 Jan 2019)
Kabir Khan, who has given us some of the most cherished films like Bajrangi Bhaijaan, is all set to recreate the most iconic moment of Indian cricket. Fans of the sports would recall the time when India won its first World Cup under the captaincy of Kapil Dev. The said game would now be recreated in Kabir’s 83 with Ranveer Singh essaying the character of Kapil. Speaking about the film in recent reports, the filmmaker revealed about what one can expect from the album of this sports drama. Here’s why Kabir Khan doesn’t want lip-sync songs in the Ranveer Singh starrer ‘83 Kabir Khan has asserted in recent reports that 83 will indeed have a great music album, full of energetic and motivational tracks. However, the filmmaker was quick to add that it wouldn’t have lip-synced numbers for a reason. The director-producer explained that audiences wouldn’t be very welcoming towards sequences featuring Kapil Dev lip-syncing songs in the middle of London streets. And we wouldn’t say the director is wrong! However, Khan does want to keep music as an integral part of the film and a motivational anthem is definitely on the cards. Besides that, songs for several moods will also be created for the film with Pritam as the music composer. Kabir Khan is also all praises for his music producer and believes that once he gets into the flow, the magic [of music] happens. He also maintained about how much he enjoys working with the music director and described him as a warm person. On the other hand, the director also spoke about how much he enjoys being on the sets. Kabir Khan called it as a boot camp where everyone is undergoing training. In fact, many players from the Indian cricket team of 1983 including Kapil Dev are coming together for the film where they are helping these actors to understand the game for the biopic. Also Read : Ranveer Singh’s 83’ to go on floors in May (All DETAILS revealed)
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Sara Ali Khan’s flirty #OOTN will cost you a mere INR 2000/- (Fri, 18 Jan 2019)
 Sara Ali Khan is on a roll! Garnering accolades for her impressionable performances, back to back in Kedarnath and Simmba, Sara is a bonafide star. While her intelligence, wit and an obvious charm endear her instantly, she has been striding along the style lane with equal aplomb. Making a case for high-end as well as thrift affordable ones with her appearances, Sara’s style arsenal is chic and emulate worthy. She was recently snapped leaving a suburban eatery, looking unmissably elegant in white. Her breezy style led us to its sheer affordability and we loved what we saw! Here is a closer look at Sara’s #OOTN. Sara Ali Khan - Thrifty Chic Sara Ali Khan in INR 2,100 white gown with red tassels from Spring Diaries Store (5) Sara wore a white gown from the Spring Diaries Store featuring red tassels in the front. The INR 2,100/- gown was teamed with a pair of matching white juttis. Minimal makeup and open hair rounded out her look. Also Read: Throwback Thursday: Sara Ali Khan’s rehearsal for ‘Saat Samundar’ performance at a wedding proves she was meant to be a star Sara Ali Khan in Spring Diaries Store (1) A fuss-free style that’s not only easy on the pocket but also requires minimal styling, Sara certainly made a case that we could definitely try for that relaxed weekend vibe! Also Read: Slay or Nay: Sara Ali Khan in an INR 5700/-Madison on Peddar shirt with an INR 636/- Topshop skirt for a round of interviews Sara Ali Khan in Spring Diaries Store (4) On the professional front, Sara Ali Khan debuted in Kedarnath opposite Sushant Singh Rajput. She also featured in Rohit Shetty’s Simmba with Ranveer Singh that has emerged to be one of the highest grossing Hindi films of 2018.
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Son Chiriya: 50 - 60 fighters trained to use real guns in Sushant Singh Rajput starrer (Fri, 18 Jan 2019)
Son Chiriya which showcases the era of dacoits, has a sequence that was shot with 50-60 men who traveled all the way from Punjab were trained to fire real guns. As the film is set back in the era where dacoits were prominent, guns were used extensively. In order, to give action sequences a real touch, the makers made sure that these fighters get formal training to use real guns. Also, ample time was spent on training the background artists to make sure they look rough and fearless to add strength to their respective roles. Son Chiriya: 50 - 60 fighters trained to use real guns in Sushant Singh Rajput starrer The trailer depicts the era of 1970s in the Chambal region in Madhya Pradesh. The trailer narrates the story of the famous dacoits of Chambal and their on and off rebel with the local police. It showcases strong and rough characters with talented lead actor Sushant Singh Rajput in an unseen avatar. Starring Sushant Singh Rajput, Bhumi Pednekar, Manoj Bajpayee, Ranvir Shorey, and Ashutosh Rana in pivotal roles, Son Chiriya presents tale set in the era of dacoits. Directed by Abhishek Chaubey who has earlier presented Udta Punjab and Ishiqiya, Son Chiriya presents a rooted tale set in Chambal. Producer Ronnie Screwvala is all set to present the film which is slated to release on 8th February 2019. Also Read: Sushant Singh Rajput – Manoj Bajpayee starrer Son Chiriya to showcase real desi action
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Shah Rukh Khan and Aryan Khan share cutesy moments with little one AbRam Khan (Fri, 18 Jan 2019)
There's one thing that can't be denied is that the Khans love their little one AbRam Khan. Shah Rukh Khan is a doting dad who spends as much time as possible with his three kids - Aryan Khan, Suhana Khan and AbRam. But, when it comes to AbRam, all of them go weak in the knees. SRK often likes to share some adorable moments with his youngest one and fans love to see their father-son bond. Shah Rukh Khan and Aryan Khan share cutesy moments with little one AbRam Khan On Friday, Shah Rukh Khan shared a lovely moment of him and Aryan spending quality time with AbRam. It is interesting how both father and son enjoy and teach their little one interesting things. SRK captioned the images, “Winning is only half of it..having fun the other half...Playing is All of it!! The Playboys’ mantra." Shah Rukh Khan and Aryan Khan share cutesy moments with little one AbRam Khan On the work front, Shah Rukh Khan was last seen in Aanand L Rai's Zero which tanked at the box office. Meanwhile, the superstar has also backed out from Saare Jahaan Se Accha which a biopic on Astronaut Rakesh Sharma. The actor is yet to announce his next project. Also Read : CONFIRMED: Shah Rukh Khan NO LONGER part of Saare Jahaan Se Achcha; makers to sign a younger star
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Sonakshi Sinha, Varun Sharma and others come together for slice-of-life drama and here are the details (Fri, 18 Jan 2019)
Bhushan Kumar and Mahaveer Jain have joined hands with director turned producer Mrighdeep Singh Lamba for a slice of life entertainer. This yet to be titled film brings together several talented performers and leading the pack of this ensemble cast is Sonakshi Sinha. The film also stars Varun Sharma, Annu Kapoor, Kulbhushan Kharbanda and Nadira Babbar in pivotal roles. Sonakshi Sinha, Varun Sharma and others come together for slice-of-life drama and here are the details The cast is expected to start shooting for the film in Punjab from January 25. In fact, they are said to have started prepping up for the same and are finalizing their looks for the film. Directed by debutant filmmaker Shilpi Dasgupta, the film is written by Gautam Mehra. Based in Hoshiyarpur (Punjab), Sonkashi plays a happy-go-lucky Punjabi girl who adores her family and will go to any lengths to see them happy even if it means not living her dreams. Speaking about her role and the film, Sonakshi said, “I am extremely happy to be part of this film which is so close to the world around us. To step into the shoes of a small town girl, and face the hilarious, madcap challenges thrown at her would be interesting. The film is full of flavour, fun and emotions; I am so looking forward to begin this journey.” On the other hand, producer of the film, Bhushan Kumar who is the head honcho T-Series, said, “It is a slice of life film with superb ensemble cast. The film will make you laugh, cry and fall in love with every character.” “When emotions come strongly with laughter, it’s a story worth ones time. The film explores the extraordinary dreams of an ordinary girl in a madcap world,” added co-producer Mrighdeep Singh Lamba. The film is said to be a no-holds-barred journey of a girl in a hush-hush world. Along with this hilarious journey, this small town girl will be breaking taboos, opening hearts and ultimately, minds. The makers are keen on locking a release date for the film this year itself. Also Read: OMG! Sonakshi Sinha scolds Varun Dhawan for calling her BHABHI publicly (watch video)
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Suhana Khan can’t help but kiss this cutiepie while chilling in the pool (Watch video) (Fri, 18 Jan 2019)
Suhana Khan is all set to make her big ticket Bollywood debut but is currently studying and perfecting her craft. While she is doing some theatre and working in short films at University level, she also knows how to let her hair down and have some fun. Just a few days ago, her pics partying with friends went viral and now, we have laid our hands on a video where she is enjoying some pool time with her gal pal and one more cutiepie. Guess she can’t keep her hands off this one! In this video one sees her abundantly kissing a pupper and we can’t help but go all AWWWWW. Check out the video and you will know what we are talking about. Suhana Khan can’t help but kiss this cutiepie while chilling in the pool (Watch video) While it is clear that Suhana is all set to be an actress, papa Shah Rukh Khan has laid down some strict conditions for his kids. He has given many press interviews where he has said that if his kids want to make a career in showbiz, they will have to be serious about the same and learn the ropes of acting and filmmaking through proper channel and then take a plunge into the industry. Suhana visited Shah Rukh Khan’s Zero sets recently because her dad wanted her to observe Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma who have very different acting methods. Know, all this making us curious to actually Suhana on the big screen. ; View this post on Instagram ; #SuhanaKhan enjoys pool time with friends. | @realbollywoodhungama . . . . . . . . . . . #DailyVideo #VideoFun #Video #InstaVideo #FunTimes #Celebrity #CelebVideo #CelebritySpotting #InstaLike #InstaFun #LikeForLike #InstaFollow #FollowMe #InstaDaily #InstaGood #GoodTimes #BollywoodHungama #BH #VideoOfTheDay A post shared by Bollywood Hungama???? (@realbollywoodhungama) on Jan 17, 2019 at 9:23pm PST Suhana Khan has already taken baby steps in showbiz after appearing on the cover of Vogue last year. As per Shah Rukh Khan’s interviews, she still has a good three to four years to go before she comes on screen. Also Read : Pretty Suhana Khan enjoys a night out with her girl gang
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Slay or Nay: Janhvi Kapoor in Anamika Khanna for SOL Lions Gold Awards (Fri, 18 Jan 2019)
 Janhvi Kapoor stirs up a stylish storm and keeps us hooked to her shenanigans, conspired with her go-to fashion stylist, Tanya Ghavri. The millennial who is known for her off-screen affable charm wooed the audiences last year with her debut performance in Dhadak. Janhvi Kapoor in Anamika Khanna Couture for SOL Lions Gold Awards 2018 (2) Janhvi Kapoor picked up the Best Debutant Award at the SOL Lions Gold Awards 2018. For the do, she wore an eclectic and signature Anamika Khanna creation. Janhvi Kapoor in Anamika Khanna Couture for SOL Lions Gold Awards 2018 (3) The printed ensemble featured a cropped, fitted blouse teamed with a pair of fitted pants and a cascading skirt. Janhvi Kapoor in Anamika Khanna Couture for SOL Lions Gold Awards 2018 (4) A dainty choker and ear tops from Amrapali upped the look. Also Read: Awesome Sauce! Janhvi Kapoor breaks into 2019 with a super chic short hairdo and an attitude to boot for Cosmopolitan! Janhvi Kapoor in Anamika Khanna Couture for SOL Lions Gold Awards 2018 (5) Makeup artist Purushottam Hans gave Janhvi delicately lined eyes, nude pink lips and wispy eyebrows. Janhvi Kapoor in Anamika Khanna Couture for SOL Lions Gold Awards 2018 (6) Her long hair was perfectly styled into a side-parted low back ponytail to compliment the attire. Also Read: Oops! Janhvi Kapoor is NOT ALLOWED to date? Read her full disclosure Janhvi Kapoor in Anamika Khanna Couture for SOL Lions Gold Awards 2018 (1) On the professional front, Janhvi will be seen in the period drama, Takht by Karan Johar that features an impressive ensemble cast of Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt, Bhumi Pednekar, Kareena Kapoor Khan and Anil Kapoor. She will also be seen in the Gunjan Saxena biopic essaying the titular role of India’s first woman combat aviator to have ventured into the Kargil war zone.
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Varun Dhawan learns Bhangra and gymnastics for the Remo D’Souza film starring Shraddha Kapoor (Fri, 18 Jan 2019)
Just a day ago we had reported that London-based choreographers etc. have been flown down to India to train Varun Dhawan and his leading lady Shraddha Kapoor for their next. Director Remo D’Souza is ensuring that he is pulling all stops for his ambitious dance film which has been tentatively titled Street Dancer. Latest update on that front is that Varun will be learning bhangra and gymnastics amongst other dance forms. Varun Dhawan learns Bhangra and gymnastics for the Remo D’Souza film starring Shraddha Kapoor In earlier reports, we had mentioned that the film focuses heavily on hip-hop and similar dance forms. Hence the choreographers will be training Varun Dhawan in dance forms like locking and popping and disco hustle. But it seems that the actor will have to learn more that. Recent reports suggest that Varun will be taking training sessions in bhangra. Readers, by now, would be aware that the Remo D’Souza film is set briefly against the backdrop of Punjab. The shoot schedule will be held in Amritsar and it kicks off from January 22 onwards. Amongst few scenes, the makers will also be shooting a song which is also expected to feature Punjabi actress Sonam Bajwa. Keeping this plotline in mind, the makers have decided to add a bhangra dance song in the film. Varun will be learning the dance form and will also be performing some tough dance moves. Besides this, Varun is also getting himself trained in gymnastics for his role by action expert Kuldeep Shashi.  He is also learning other forms of dance like Urban and Street hip-hop from Remo's dance troupe. Apart from this, the actor hits the gym twice a day for his work-out. Varun is undergoing extensive physical training including a strict diet schedule that he is expected to follow. While initially the makers were keen on giving him no carb diet, they seem to be unconvinced with the results and decided to change the diet chart to carb diet for the actor for the film. On the other hand, Shraddha Kapoor is expected to play the role of a Pakistani dancer and Nora Fatehi too will feature in a pivotal dancer as an international dancer in the film. The London schedule is expected to start from February 8 onwards. Street Dancer is also expected to feature some professional dancers like Shakti Mohan, Vartika Jha, Punit Pathak, Dharmesh Yelande and Raghav Juyal. Also Read: Kalank: Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan wrap up their fourth film together
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Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif party the night away at the birthday bash of Bharat director Ali Abbas Zafar (Fri, 18 Jan 2019)
Filmmaker Ali Abbas Zafar, the man behind hits like Sultan and Tiger Zinda Hai, will be reuniting with Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif for yet another interesting drama, Bharat. While the film is on its last schedule, the filmmaker took some time off to celebrate his birthday on January 17 with his close pals. Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif party the night away at the birthday bash of Bharat director Ali Abbas Zafar Ali Abbas Zafar threw a lavish bash at Soho House Mumbai where most of the cast of Bharat turned up. Salman Khan and Ali's close friend Katrina Kaif were in attendance. While the actor kept it casual, Katrina stunned in a red dress. Along with her, her sister Isabelle Kaif too arrived dressed in black crop top with black pants. An inside video from the party saw Ali Abbas Zafar blowing out the candles and cutting the cake. He was seen feeding the cake to Katrina and Salman. Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif party the night away at the birthday bash of Bharat director Ali Abbas Zafar The cast of Bharat including Sunil Grover, Disha Patani, Jackie Shroff and Tabu were also in attendance. Bhumi Pednekar and Karishma Tanna too came for the celebration. Salman’s sister Alvira was seen hanging out with Katrina. On the work front, Bharat is produced by Atul Agnihotri's Reel Life Production Pvt. Ltd and Bhushan Kumar's T-Series and will be releasing on Eid 2019. ; View this post on Instagram ; .@beingsalmankhan and @katrinakaif join the birthday celebration of #Bharat director @aliabbaszafar | @realbollywoodhungama ?? - @yasminkarachiwala A post shared by Bollywood Hungama?? (@realbollywoodhungama) on Jan 18, 2019 at 2:04am PST ; View this post on Instagram ; A post shared by Bollywood Hungama???? (@realbollywoodhungama) on Jan 17, 2019 at 8:02pm PST ; View this post on Instagram ; A post shared by Bollywood Hungama???? (@realbollywoodhungama) on Jan 17, 2019 at 8:02pm PST ; View this post on Instagram ; A post shared by Bollywood Hungama???? (@realbollywoodhungama) on Jan 17, 2019 at 8:04pm PST Also Read: BHARAT: Salman Khan, Disha Patani, Ali Abbas Zafar and others pose for a Diwali selfie on sets
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Akshay Kumar lauds Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore for his fight against corruption in sports (Fri, 18 Jan 2019)
Akshay Kumar has come out in support and lauded the Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore for his stand against corruption. The minister said that the government entrusted CBI in the investigation against the corrupt officials in sports department. On Thursday, the CBI took 6 people into custody including Director Sports Authority of India S K Sharma, Junior Accounts Officer Harinder Prasad, Supervisor Lalit Jolly and UDC V K Sharma, private contractor Mandeep Ahuja and his employee Yunus in corruption case. Akshay Kumar lauds Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore for his fight against corruption in sports Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore shared a video on Twitter talking about the scandal and wrote, "A few months back, we got information that a few officials of sports department have been involved in corruption. We could have transferred them but that wouldn't have been a solution to the problem but only a cover up." We, as a govt,are committed to a corruption-free India That's why when we found out corrupt practices by a few officers in @IndiaSports, we gave their info to relevant agencies,who arrested them today We will continue to have zero tolerance approach towards corruption @PMOIndia — Rajyavardhan Rathore (@Ra_THORe) January 17, 2019 Akshay Kumar, who has always lauded the Sports Minister's work, came out in support and praised him. He wrote, "Your efforts in this direction are praise-worthy @Ra_THORe ji...a commendable step to remove corruption from the roots and take the Sports of this country to new and deserving heights. Extremely proud of you." Your efforts in this direction are praise-worthy @Ra_THORe ji...a commendable step to remove corruption from the roots and take the Sports of this country to new and deserving heights. Extremely proud of you. — Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) January 18, 2019 In December, Akshay Kumar and Rajyavardhan Rathore did an Instagram live session together where discussed everything from sports to fitness to diet to bullying in school. Also Read: On 18th anniversary, Akshay Kumar literally becomes a punching bag for Twinkle Khanna
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Ranveer Singh’s 83’ to go on floors in May (All DETAILS revealed) (Thu, 17 Jan 2019)
Ranveer Singh has definitely peaked in his career as he has been giving back to back hits and has also become the audience’s favourite for the variety of roles he has been taking up and the range he has been showcasing as an actor. While he is currently riding high on the success of Simmba, Ranveer has started prepping for his ambitious next, Kapil Dev biopic. The movie is titled 83’ and helmed by Kabir Khan. It sure takes a lot for an actor to do a biopic of any kind because it is challenging to play the part of the concerned person convincingly, without looking caricaturish. Ranveer is leaving no stone unturned to make sure that he is doing the same. Director Kabir Khan revealed the training process for Ranveer and the date of their shooting schedules. Kabir, at an event revealed, "The major 4 month schedule in London is May-June-July-August and some shooting will be in India." Ranveer Singh’s 83’ to go on floors in May (All DETAILS revealed) While the shoot will happen after four months, Ranveer is utilising the time by training intensely for three hours every day under the tutelage of some of the best cricketers. Kabir added, “Different expert cricketers are coming, KapilDev sir, Madan Lal sir, Yashpal sir and all the 83 cricketers will come. It's loads of fun, it's like boot camp, we train for 3 hours: physical and skills training and establishing different styles.” Ranveer is currently promoting Gully Boy and has just recently released its trailer and first song. He was snapped with Divine and Naezy yesterday and was seen recording with them. While this is happening, his film Simmba is still running in theatres successfully. Also Read: Sorry, no Deepika Padukone in Ranveer Singh starrer ’83
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Arjun Kapoor and Malaika Arora revisit their trip to Milan, exchange love notes on Instagram (Thu, 17 Jan 2019)
Arjun Kapoor and Malaika Arora have been giving us relationship goals and how! While they have been pretty closed up about their dating scene with each other, they sure have dropped MAJOR hints about their ongoing relationship and even plans for marriage. Their common friend and Koffee host Karan Johar keeps on hinting at their relationship after the duo made it official a few months ago by holding hands at Milan airport on their trip a few months ago. Guess, they still can’t get enough of their Milan trip! Malaika took to Insta to share her candid from this romantic vacay and urged beau Arjun to take her back there. Arjun replied to this post with a cryptic, ‘hmmm’.  He also then took to his account to share a candid of himself too. They have been careful not to post pictures with each other but at the same time have dropped enough hints about their togetherness. We really are curious with their step-by-step approach towards announcing their relationship to the world. Arjun Kapoor and Malaika Arora revisit their trip to Milan, exchange love notes on Instagram Arjun, on Koffee With Karan, even told Karan Johar that he is in a committed relationship and is contemplating marriage. The very next day KJo asked Malaika about her ‘Koffee’ last night on the sets of India’s Got Talent and she described it as ‘hot and honest’! Check out their current Insta posts below: ; View this post on Instagram ; U Gotta pose on ur holiday to make sure u got enough instagram ready pictures when ur back !!! ???????????? #milan #letsgoback #throwbackthursday #poserforlife✌️ A post shared by Arjun Kapoor (@arjunkapoor) on Jan 17, 2019 at 4:08am PST ; View this post on Instagram ; Take me back .....happiness ♥️???????????? #throwbackthursday A post shared by Malaika Arora (@malaikaaroraofficial) on Jan 17, 2019 at 1:06am PST Arjun Kapoor is currently filming Panipat and has been sporting a new look for the same. He has wrapped up India’s Most Wanted. His last film was Namaste England underperformed at the box office. Also Read: Watch: Arjun Kapoor pays tribute to the martyrs of the third battle of Panipat
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Dabangg 3: After Prakash Raj, another South actor to play antagonist in the Salman Khan film and it is none other than Makkhi fame Sudeep (Thu, 17 Jan 2019)
While Sudeep has been one of the biggest actors of the Sandalwood industry aka the Kannada film industry, he became quite popular in Hindi after his film Makkhi [dubbed version of Eega] became quite successful. The actor will now play a pivotal in a full-fledged Bollywood film and guess what? He will share screen space with superstar Salman Khan in the latter’s most successful franchise Dabangg in its third instalment Dabangg 3. Dabangg 3 After Prakash Raj, another South actor to play antagonist in the Salman Khan film and it is none other than Makkhi fame Sudeep Not too long ago, we had reported that Dabangg 3 is all set to go on floor soon once Salman Khan wraps up his Eid 2019 release Bharat. Reportedly, the third instalment of this Chulbul Pandey cop drama is expected to kick off in April. As for the franchise, the film will retain its leads including female lead Sonakshi Sinha. However, this triquel will be directed by Prabhu Deva unlike the other two films which were directed by Abhinav Kashyap and Arbaaz Khan respectively. If reports are to be believed, Sudeep has already been approached for the role and the Kannada superstar is also expected to have given a nod for the film. However, he has to sign on the dotted line yet apparently. There are also rumours about Telugu actor Jagapati Babu playing another baddie in the film but the official announcement on that front is yet to be made. On the other hand, speaking about Sudeep’s character, reports claim that the game between the hero and the villain will be like Tom and Jerry clashes and the actor will have some interesting shades of grey. It is also being said that Salman and Sudeep have always bonded off screen over body building and films and that they have even discussed about collaborating with each other in the past. They eventually decided to finalize on the script of Dabangg 3 wherein they will be working with each other for the first time. Also Read: Will Salman Khan and Ranbir Kapoor clash at the box office in 2019 with Dabangg 3 and Brahmastra?
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Madhur Bhandarkar to take forward Satyajit Ray's The Apu Trilogy with Avijatrik (Thu, 17 Jan 2019)
Apu - the legendary enduring and endearing character is all set to return on silver screen after 60 years in a Bengali period drama feature film, Avijatrik and the national award-winning filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar will present the film. The storyline is based on the concluding part of the epic novel ‘Aparajito’ written by one of the leading Bengali litterateurs, late Bibhutibhushan Bandopadhyay.  The film will be directed by Subhrajit Mitra. Madhur Bhandarkar to take forward Satyajit Ray's The Apu Trilogy with Avijatrik Avijatrik [The Wanderlust of Apu in English] will be shot in several parts of India, and in black & white to retain the rich aesthetic flavour that complements its backdrop of 1940s India. The plot takes off from where ‘The Apu Trilogy’ had ended in 1959, with Apur Sansar. Avijatrik, focuses on the wanderlust of the main protagonist and the story of a sublime bond between a father and a son. The story is of Apu and his 6-year-old son Kajol. Speaking on the new venture, Madhur Bhandarkar said, “I am happy to come on board to present this film. As a director and a film buff, I have been a great admirer and fan of Satyajit Ray and the journey of Apu always fascinated me. I have known Gaurang Jalan who is co-presenting the film with me, for over a decade now, and hope this will be a visual treat to all film lovers globally, including the Bengali diaspora.” “With an able team of cast & crew we hope to portray the beautiful tapestry of pure interpersonal relationships and recreate the magic of Apu with his son, Kajol to enthrall the audiences all over again.  We are delighted to have Madhur Bhandarkar on board with us to present this film,” added Gaurang Jalan, co-producer of Avijatrik. The film will have characters such as Dugga, Aparna, Ranu Di and Lila. Though Lila was never a part of the trilogy, she was a major character in the original novel. Another addition would be the introduction of Apu’s adventurer friend (who was also part of the book), who will be an integral part of Apu and Kajol’s life. Also Read: Madhur Bhandarkar’s next film based on sand mafias titled INSPECTOR GHALIB
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Shabana Azmi’s brother Baba Azmi turns director (Thu, 17 Jan 2019)
Shabana Azmi’s extremely shy and gifted cinematographer brother Baba Azmi is directing a film. Entitled Me Raqsam (I Dance) the film is being shot currently at Mijwan, Shabana and Baba’s father the eminent poet Kaifi Azmi’s native village. Shabana Azmi’s brother Baba Azmi turns director Speaking from Mijwan the proud and happy sister Shabana says, “I’m in Mijwan with my sister-in-law Tanve (Baba’s husband). The District Magistrate of Azamgarh gave the muhurat clap for Baba’s feature film Me Raqsam (I Dance). It’s being shot in a start to finish schedule in Mijwan with 14 year old resident of Mijwan, Aditi Sharma playing the protagonist. Danish Husain plays her father. It is the story of a humble tailor who fights all odds to fulfil his daughter’s dream to become a dancer. Once Abba (father Kaifi Azmi) had asked Baba in passing if a film could be shot in Mijwan. In Kaifi’s centenary year Baba pays the most fitting tribute to his father’s desire.” Concludes Shabana, “I’ve always been proud of supportive of my brother. He is making a film that our father would have been proud of.”
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Will Karan Johar’s chat show Koffee With Karan be axed after the Hardik furore? (Thu, 17 Jan 2019)
With strong disciplinary action being taken against cricketer Hardik Pandya for his deeply sexist comments it looks like the axe may also fall on Karan Johar’s talk show Koffee With Karan. Sources close to Star Plus, the channel that hosts the popular show, “are considering their options considering the uproar over the content.” Will Karan Johar’s chat show Koffee With Karan be axed after the Hardik furore Many in the know feel that Karan Johar as the show’s architect and helmer should have exercised more control during the editing. A prominent filmmaker who has so far desisted from going on Karan’s show says the onus of propriety in the presentation lies with the producer. “It is your show. You have complete control over what goes into it. If an invitee loses control over his mouth, you as the show’s anchor and producer know where to draw the line.” Sources say Hardik Pandya could very well prove to be Karan’s show’s waterloo. Quips an actress who confesses Karan “seduces” guests into saying things they wouldn’t otherwise. “Ab Koffee with Karan qafi (enough) with Karan ho chukka.” Also Read: Hardik Pandya – Koffee With Karan controversy: Check out Mumbai Police’s interesting take
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