Monthly Archives: June 2019

Kabir Singh box office collections day 4 early estimates: Shahid Kapoor’s film turns out to be a BLOCKBUSTER

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After enjoying a humongous opening weekend, Shahid Kapoor and Kiara Advani’s Kabir Singh has shown an excellent hold on Monday at the box office. As per the early estimates, the intense love story has raked in Rs 17 crore yesterday and now stands with the grand total of Rs 87.83 crore. So, by looking at the current scenario, we are expecting the film to enter the Rs 100 crore club today at the ticket windows.

As per Shahid Kapoor, the film has a unique approach, which attracted him towards it. “It’s what attracted me to the film in the first place. I believe there is a Kabir Singh inside everyone. That’s why people can relate to him so easily.”

The film has received rave reviews from all around the corners. Our editor-in-chief Tushar Joshi gave the film 4 stars and wrote, “Kabir Singh is an ace up Shahid Kapoor’s sleeve and a treat for his fans. Watch it if you want some intense romance laced up with knock-out performances.” He also praised Shahid’s performance and said, “Shahid delivers one of his careers finest performances. His rage and anger isn’t just on the surface but it’s visceral and a part of the air he breathes. To show that complexity isn’t easy, so Shahid digs deep and becomes the madness that is Kabir. He is deep and intense yet light and breezy when needed. There is a natural flair and charm that he puts to use full throttle. Kiara’s last scene with him is a revelation.”

 

Did you know Kiara Advani’s debut film was not MS Dhoni but THIS one?

Kiara Advani will be next seen in Akshay Kumar starrer Good News. The film also stars Kareena Kapoor Khan and Diljit Dosanjh in key roles

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Actress Kiara Advani is currently riding high on the humongous success of Kabir Singh, which is shattering records at the box office. The intense love story will soon enter the Rs 100 crore club and will become Shahid’s first solo film to achieve this feat. Everyone knows that Kiara Advani garnered critical acclaim and commercial success with MS Dhoni: The Untold Story but very few have an idea that it was not her debut.

Well, she made her silver screen appearance with Fugly, which was also the debut of Mohit Marwah, Arfi Lamba and boxer Vijender Singh. It also featured Jimmy Sheirgill in a lead role. It was directed by actor Kabir Sadanand and produced by superstar Akshay Kumar along with Ashvini Yardi. In fact, Akshay and Salman Khan had a cameo appearance in a song of the film. Despite a good promotion, the film failed to impress the audience and turned out to be a forgettable affair at the box office. But Kiara won our hearts with MS Dhoni, Lust Stories and Telugu blockbuster Bharat Ane Nenu.

On the work front, she will be next seen in Akshay Kumar starrer Good News. The film also stars Kareena Kapoor Khan and Diljit Dosanjh in key roles. The film is directed by Raj Mehta and is produced under the banner of Dharma Productions. It is scheduled to hit the screens on December 27. Post that, Kiara Advani will be seen in Akshay Kumar’s Laxxmi Bomb. The film revolves around the story of a cowardly man who gets possessed by the ghost of a transgender woman who takes revenge against the ones who destroyed her life. Directed by Kanchana series helmer Raghava Lawrence, Laxmmi Bomb releases on June 5, 2020.

releases this week: Sindhubaad, Kalki and Brochevarevaru Ra

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As we reach the penultimate week of the summer season, quite a few films line up for release this week and it would be interesting to see how they would fare. In Tamil, the much-delayed Sindhubaad is said to be releasing on June 28 after it couldn’t be released last week due to a legal issue. In Telugu, Rajashekhar-starrer Kalki is gearing up for a release and movie buffs are eager to see what AWE director Prashanth Varma has in store for them. In Malayalam, filmmakers are yet to lock the theaters for the release and hence, there is no update on that. Kannada cine goers will gear up to watch the superstar Shiva Rajkumar as a cop in Rustum which is lined up for release this week. From Kalki to Rustum, here are the films releasing this week in South cinema:

Rustum:

Director: K Ravi Varma

Star Cast: Shiva Rajkumar, Shraddha Srinath, J Mahendran

Synopsis: Shiva Rajkumar is back again at playing a cop in Rustum and his look in the film has left his fans stunned. Directed by Ravi Varma K, Rustum is said to be a commercial entertainer and fans expect it to be another blockbuster.

Director: Prashanth Varma

Star Cast: Rajashekhar, Adaah Sharma, Nandita Swetha

Synopsis: Touted to be an investigative thriller, this Telugu film stars Rajashekhar in lead role. Kalki is directed by Prashanth Varma who made a stunning debut with AWE. Expectations on this thriller are quite high and fans expect it to be entertaining. Watch the teaser here if you haven’t already:

South recap: From Thalapathy Vijay’s Bigil first look to Samantha Akkineni’s Oh Baby trailer, here’s what made it to the list this week

From Oh Baby trailer to Vijay’s Bigil first look, here’s what happened this week down South.

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We are in that phase of the year where the best things are happening. There’s Bigg Boss in Telugu and Tamil, films of star actors being announced and a lot more is happening in South film industries. The past week was filled with activities which kept movie buffs busy and talking about a lot of things. The makers of Samantha Akkineni-starrer Oh Baby dropped the trailer of the film and you can expect something unique in the film. Similarly, Mohanlal-starrer Lucifer will now get a sequel which was announced by the director Prithviraj Sukumaran at a press meet this week. And then came some important update about Bigg Boss Telugu and viewers are waiting for an update on that. And there’s a lot more to binge on. From Oh Baby trailer to Vijay’s Bigil first look, here’s what happened this week down South:

We no longer need to refer to Vijay’s next with Atlee as Thalapathy 63. The actor revealed the title and first look of the film on the eve of his birthday as a treat to his fans who are now celebrating it. The film is titled Bigil and will have the actor playing a unique characters. Check out the poster here:

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In an exciting development, the makers of Mohanlal-starrer Lucifer announced that the film would have a sequel. The film is titled Empuraan and will take off where it stopped in the first part. Fans of Lalettan are now all the more excited about this project.

It’s Expensive! Alia Bhatt flaunts a Gucci bag worth Rs 1.67 lakh at the airport

The airport has become the favourite spot for Bollywood celebrities to showcase their ‘fashion ka jalwa’. From Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Deepika Padukone, Alia Bhatt, Kangana Ranaut, Sonam Kapoor Ahuja to Shahid Kapoor, Ranbir Kapoor, Karan Johar, Ranveer Singh, Anushka Sharma, almost everyone from B-town is obsessed with getting their airport looks correct. And they are ready to do anything under the same to up their airport style game with every outing. That being said, celebrities don’t mind splurging heavily on shopping and always wish to be decked up from head to toe. Let’s take for instance – Alia Bhatt’s latest airport outing.

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After returning from Brahmastra’s Varanasi schedule, Alia left for New York with her boyfriend Ranbir Kapoor. The lovebirds were spotted twinning and winning in white at the airport. The Kapoor lad opted for white cargos and a military green t-shirt which he paired with a white shirt, sneakers and a cap. On the other hand, Alia wore white cargos and a white shirt that she paired with a pink top. The actress opted for a no-make up avatar and yet managed to look absolutely stunning.

However, we had our eyes on her Gucci limited edition bag. Goes without saying, the limited edition Gucci garden golden emboss bag that she had, can be heavy on anyone’s pockets. The price tag of Alia’s bag is 1,899 pounds which is Rs 1,67,342 when converted to Indian currency.

After spending time with Ranbir and his parents (Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Kapoor) in New York, the actress will resume shooting for Ayan Mukerji’s Brahmastra. The trilogy by Karan Johar also features Amitabh Bachchan, Nagarjuna, Dimple Kapadia and Mouni Roy.

Post-Brahmastra, she will be seen with Salman Khan in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Inshallah. The actress will be romancing the Dabangg actor for the first time and people have huge expectations from this unusual love story. But that’s not all on Alia’s platter. The 26-year-old is also making her debut down South with RRR featuring Ajay Devgn, Jr NTR and Ram Charan. Last but not the least, Alia will be working on Karan Johar’s Takht as well. The multi-starrer has Anil Kapoor, Ranveer Singh, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Janhvi Kapoor, Vicky Kaushal and Bhumi Pednekar in key role.

 

 

Shilpa Shetty Kundra has a hilarious interaction with the paparazzi

Shilpa Shetty Kundra launched her own fitness app at an event in the suburbs a few days ago. The event was held in the presence of the media during which Shilpa not only demonstrated some yoga asanas but also answered questions about the same to create awareness.

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Shilpa Shetty Kundra is one big bundle of energy. Her enthusiasm is contagious and her sense of humour and cuteness often win our hearts. Shilpa’s expressions and her comic timing are way to hilarious which we adore to bits. Shilpa is also one hell of a fitness freak and her hourglass figure is drool-worthy. A few days ago, Shilpa Shetty Kundra launched her own fitness app at an event in the suburbs. The event was held in the presence of the media during which Shilpa not only demonstrated some yoga asanas but also answered questions about the same to create awareness. The actress said as just working out or practicing yoga is not enough, the app she launched also has a dietary counseling section. The Bollywood actress is a known yoga enthusiast and is often seen promoting the practice.

While interacting with the media at the event, Shilpa was seen at her humorous best and the video of her interaction will surely make you laugh out loud. In the clip, Shilpa can be seen laughing along with them and cracking jokes. She is also pulling the leg of a few photographers and it’s too funny to see her childlike naughty behaviour. Shilpa also revealed the secret of her youthful physique, being the adorable goofball that she is, Shilpa jokingly said, “If you want to stay young forever, do Yoga.” Not only did she perform the asanas, she also made the shutterbugs do the deep breathing exercise.

Meanwhile, the actress is currently seen as a super judge on a dance-based reality TV show, Super Dancer Chapter 3. She shares the judge panel with Anurag Basu and Geeta Kapur. The third leg of the show is nearing its finale. From the video, we did gather that Shilpa will be performing at the finale event as she hinted at the rehearsals for the show.

Reportedly, the actress will set the finale stage on fire with her performance. Shilpa will perform on songs like ‘Titli’ from Chennai Express, ‘Muqabala’ from ABCD, ‘Aithe Aa’ from Bharat and Ghoomar for Padmaavat. And not only that, Shilpa will also perform Bharatnatyam on the stage, it’s going to be epic finale this time for Super Dancer, don’t you think?

Talking about her performance, Shilpa told an online portal, “I am performing Bharatnatyam after 25 years in my entire dancing career. It was by choice that I didn’t perform Bharatnatyam on the small screen. While preparing for the act, I was very nervous as I rarely do any stage performance. I get such opportunities once in a year when I am part of dance reality shows like Super Dancer. In the show, contestants like Dhairya Tandon and Anwesha Bhataiya have brought a different level of classical tadka in their dancing which somewhere encouraged me to choose Bharatnatyam as my Grand Finale performance.

Not Deepika Padukone, but Parineeti Chopra was supposed to be Shoojit Sircar’s Piku

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Did you know Parineeti Chopra was supposed to do Shoojit Sircar’s Piku, which released in 2015? Well, many of you were not aware of the same as us. The Namaste England herself revealed it when she made an appearance on Neha Dhupia’s chat show with her best friend and ace tennis player, Sania Mirza. In conversation with Neha, Pari revealed that she could have been Sircar’s Piku instead of Deepika Padukone in the film which also featured Irrfan Khan and Amitabh Bachchan. Pari went on to explain how things didn’t work in her favour saying, “I didn’t really turn down the film… there was confusion. I was going to do another film at the same time and then that film also didn’t happen, so it was my loss.”

Drifting apart from her professional front, Parineeti Chopra turned a love-guru on Neha’s show and gave some advice to her single co-stars in Bollywood- Aditya Roy Kapur and Sidharth Malhotra. Giving them a tip or two, Pari said, “I think both of them are not really in the space to commit right now so they should continue what they’re doing and when they’re ready, they should only have a permanent girlfriend. I know them, and I speak to them about these things.”

The 30-year-old added that one should not give in the peer-pressure and get married soon. And asserted that she would give the same advice to both Aditya and Sidharth. “I would say this to Sid and Adi also, do it when you’re ready. Don’t do it just because everybody else is,” said Parineeti.

When asked if she would give the same advice to her Namaste England co-star Arjun Kapoor, Parieenti quipped, ” I cannot tell Arjun anything. Woh apni life ka malik hai. Wo jo karta hai, he does it when he wants to do it.” Well, we hope Aditya and Sidharth are listening and Arjun doesn’t have to as he is apni life ka malik.

 

Arjun Reddy remake: Shahid Kapoor or Dhruv Vikram, who impressed you the most?

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Telugu blockbuster hit Arjun Reddy is being remade in Tamil and BollywoodLife has had a glimpse of both the versions. While one has a seasoned actor playing the lead role, the other will mark the debut of a star-kid. In Hindi, Arjun Reddy remake is titled Kabir Singh and has Shahid Kapoor playing the titular role. In Tamil, Dhruv Vikram, son of actor Vikram, plays the part in the remake titled Adithya Varma and it will be his debut in films. Kabir Singh is slated to release on June 28 while the release date of Adithya Varma is yet to be confirmed. In the original, Vijay Deverakonda delivered a thumping performance and gained huge stardom post the release of the film. Fans have been going gaga about both these remakes and comparisons have already begun. And to gauge who will do a better performance, we are running a poll between Shahid Kapoor and Dhruv Vikram. Who impressed you the most – Shahid Kapoor or Dhruv Vikram? Vote now!

Kabir Singh is directed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga who helmed the original. The film stars Kiara Advani as the leading lady and the actress looks pretty in her role. The trailer has left fans raving about it and are now eagerly looking forward to the film.

EXCLUSIVE! Mohit Raina: I had huge crush on Dia Mirza after watching Rehna Hain Tere Dil Mein

R. Madhavan and Dia Mirza made their debut in Bollywood with Gautham Menon directorial romantic drama Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein. Even after all these years, fans still root for the delightful mush-fest that the film was. Madhavan is still every girls heartbeat while the ever-charming Dia is still the crush of millions out there. Mohit Raina, who is set to make his digital debut alongside Dia Mirza in ZEE5 Original series Kaafir, admits that he too had developed a crush on the actress after watching her debut film.

In a freewheeling 15 minutes conversation about his very first web venture Kaafir, Mohit goes all blushy and smiling when we ask him about his co-star Dia. The Bollywood starlet mentioned to us that Mohit is like that child who seems silent on the exterior but is very naughty.

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Prodhim about the same and he reveals, “I was just finishing my college, or perhaps I had moved out I am not sure when Rehnaa Hai Tere Dil Mein had released. All of us had this huge crush on Reena Malhotra. We had beautiful Dia Mirza play Reena Malhotra in RHTDM. So when I was going to work with Dia, I was like, “i am gonna work with Dia Mirza!” I was in awe of her, which I still haven’t told her ever.”

It’s an open secret that the handsome hunk is a shy boy and thus, took longer to open up to his co-stars on the sets. “I am a little shy and very reserved person, so I took some time. In this case, I guess I took extra time. I wasn’t mischievous to the level that I did not play a prank on anybody,” he asserts.

For Mohit, working with Dia was the benchmark he thinks no other co-actor would be able to match up. “Phenomenal!” goes the Uri: The Surgical Strike actor, further adding, It has been “soulful, intense, amazing, I don’t think it will happen again with anybody. Working with Dia Mirza is the benchmark. Now that I have revealed the secret that I had a crush on her, yes, it was very fun!”

To think of it, we cannot really blame Mohit, don’t we all love to love Dia? Guessed so!

Kaafir premiers on ZEE5 on 15 June 2019! Stay tuned for more updates about the ZEE5 original series. In the meantime, stay tuned to entertainment with the latest collection of movies and series on ZEE5!

Rajeev Sen ‘can’t wait to put sindoor’ on Charu Asopa as he treats us to this romantic video from his haldi

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Sushmita Sen’s handsome brother Rajeev Sen is proving that he is every bit as romantic as his sister. He is marrying Charu Asopa in Goa’s Taj Exotica Resort located near the Benaulim Beach. Last evening, the sangeet function took place and the haldi also happened. While Rajeev kept it simple in a pink kurta and white pants, Charu opted for a yellow lehenga with floral jewellery. They have made a video, which proves that they are madly in love. Charu and Rajeev’s marriage will take place as per Bengali and Rajasthani customs. While the engagement was a Christian affair, the sangeet had Rajasthani dance with Sushmita shaking a leg. Charu is looking damn radiant in yellow. The couple met a few months back but their relationship became public only a few months back. Rajeev wrote on the video that he could not wait to put sindoor on Charu while she said she wanted that divine experience. Check out the pics and videos here..