Gangster Lawrence Bishnoi says he will murder Salman Khan !
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Gangster Lawrence Bishnoi says he will murder Salman Khan !

Salman Khan appeared in a Jodhpur court on Thursday (January 4) for hearing in the blackbuck and chinkara poaching cases. While he was in the Rajasthan city, a Punjab gangster reportedly threatened to kill the actor. Interestingly, Salman has no relation to gangster Lawrence Bishnoi's case, but the latter apparently wants to teach the Jodhpur police a lesson by killing the actor. Lawrence was brought from Faridkot jail in Punjab to Jodhpur court on Friday. He is accused of murdering a businessman named Vasudev Israni. However, Lawrence alleged that when Vasudev was killed he was in police custody. While talking to reporters about when he was brought to Jodhpur court, Lawrence issued a threat to kill Salman Khan. "I will murder him (Salman Khan) in Jodhpur only. I will flee from police custody whenever I want but I am not escaping from custody anytime soon," Lawrence said. "Now, if the police want me to do some major crime, I shall kill Salman Khan and that too in Jodhpur." Lawrence is a notorious gangster and has been charged in over 20 cases of attempted murder, carjacking, extortion, snatching and some sections of the Arms Act in the Punjab-Haryana belt. But, why Salman Khan? Well, here's the connection. It was the Bishnoi community that had brought up Salman's blackbuck poaching case. Since then, the community considers the Bollywood actor a "villain". And Lawrence is from this community. Salman was accused of hunting three chinkaras in Jodhpur. The incident dates back to 1998, when Salman was shooting with Sonali Bendre, Saif Ali Khan and Tabu for the film Hum Saath Saath Hain. In 2006, Salman was convicted by a trial court and handed jail sentences of one and five years, respectively, for allegedly poaching three chinkaras in two separate instances. But the Rajasthan High Court overturned the ruling and acquitted the actor in both the cases in July 2017. The state government then moved Supreme Court against the acquittal, pleading that the actor be made to serve the rest of his sentence — of which he served nearly a week after being convicted in 2007. In January 2017, Salman along with his Hum Saath Saath Hain co-stars Sonali Bendre, Saif Ali Khan and Tabu had pleaded not guilty. Updated: This is not the first time Salman Khan has been targeted. Last year, in February, the actor reportedly had gotten an anonymous phone call, this time threatening to kill him. Mumbai Police had said the threat call to the super star was made to Police Control Room on February 16. Early in 2014, Salman Khan had similar threat call reportedly from the underworld don Ravi Pujari. In fact, way back in 2002, Salman Khan had told Mumbai Police that he was receiving threats from the underworld and had sought an arms licence.
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Onam 2017 : Malaika Arora And Karisma Kapoor celebrated Onam  with a Traditional Sadhya
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Onam 2017 : Malaika Arora And Karisma Kapoor celebrated Onam with a Traditional Sadhya

 Malaika Arora is not having just another regular Monday today - there's proof on Instagram. The actress celebrated the Malayali festival of Onam with family and acquaintances of the Malayali community and posted (literally) drool worthy pictures on Instagram. Malaika, who brought in Onam festivities to social media with pictures of the traditional meal called Thiruvonam Nakshathram, continued to host more guests with friend Karisma Kapoor, sister Amrita Arora, her husband Shakeel Ladak and socialite Anu Dewan arriving in time for the muhurat. "Our Onam feast continues. I need a crane to get up," is what she captioned the pic, also featuring her mother, who has been credited for presenting the scrumptious spread.
Onam, a 10-day festival, marks the end of a harvest year in Kerala and also celebrates the arrival of a New Year for Malayali Hindus. Malaika Arora is the daughter of Anil Arora and Joyce Polycarp, who hails from Kerala. Malaika is Salman Khan's brother Arbaaz's ex-wife and the former couple are parents to a son Arhaan.
"Happy Onam my Mallu brethren... There is no meal that I love more than Onam Sadhya... and my mum Joyce Arora is just the world's bestest cook," this is what Malaika wrote for another pic. Amrita, who shared the same pic, had just one word for her mother's culinary skills - "unreal." What characterises Onam Sadhya is that it essentially comprises 26 dishes (all vegetarian) and is traditionally served on banana leaf. The payasam is usually the main attraction of the meal while pappadom, rasam, thoran, sambar and rice are some of the primary culinary delights on the menu.
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It is difficult for a low-budget film to be a hit, people don’t discuss them, says Nawazuddin Siddiqui
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It is difficult for a low-budget film to be a hit, people don’t discuss them, says Nawazuddin Siddiqui

Nawazuddin Siddiqui is not very social media friendly. While actors have always made sure to stay in touch with their followers and fans over social media, Nawaz has strictly stuck to promoting his films or raising some serious issues. After starting a conversation around racism within the industry, Nawazuddin’s tweet on his recent release, Babumoshai Bandookbaaz’s budget has made everyone curious that what made him write about it. Nawaz said, “I tweeted though I did not want to, but people have been talking about the budget of my film. Naturally, a film is a flop or hit in terms of the budget it is made on. But a few in the industry, who claim to know everything about the film, have shared wrong information and declared the film a flop. It is important to put the budget and facts in front. I thought the truth should come out.” But does a budget affect a film’s success or failure to such an extent? “It is a small film with a tight budget. I signed this film in 2013, but it didn’t work out. We worked again and the heroine left. Now we did it again with all new actors. But because budget comes in the picture, the importance shifts from team’s passion to how much it manages to earn. I as an actor do not get affected with the budget or anything but the efforts of the entire team should not go wasted and hence, I thought we should speak about it.” The actor agrees that budget of a film and the star power are two things which drive the film and the audience’s decision to watch it. He says that people very comfortably declare a small budgeted film a flop while a big banner or good star cast film is called a hit without realising the cost of each film. Referring to his 2017 release Haraamkhor, Nawaz said, “The film was made with Rs 70 lakhs. We sold the rights to Netflix for Rs 1 crore. So, how is the film flop from any angle? However, when a big star cast film earns even 70 crores, it is declared a hit. Arre yaar, the budget of the film is beyond Rs 100 crores, on what basis are you calling the film a hit? You know what is the problem? The problem is that these people who talk about box office figures, who declare a film hit or flop, do not even care about small films.” “I do all sort of films, high or low budget. A film does not flop because of bad content, it flops because budget farak padta hai. It is hard for a low budget films to be declared a hit. It works well but people don’t talk about it. 3 crore ki film 16 crore kamale toh hit nahi hai par 100 crores ki film 70 kamale toh hit hai, yeh kaha ka hisaab hua,” continued Nawaz. The actor is experiencing a phase where his films with solo leads are also working well at the box office. Talking about the same, Nawaz quipped, “I am happy. Such films work because there is content and performance too. People have become advanced and since they watch global films, they are understanding the importance of content. The audience has started looking for rich content but we demoralise small filmmakers so much that they lose out hope even before the film reaches audience. If you look at the trends, people are loving different things that are being offered to them. We have to offer them new scripts and new concepts. We should improve as an industry.”
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Three Indian stars in the top 10 spot in Forbes highest paid actors list
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Three Indian stars in the top 10 spot in Forbes highest paid actors list

Forbes has finally released the much-awaited list of world's top 20 highest paid actors, and to much of our delight it includes three Indian stars in the top 10 spot. Bollywood Badshah Shah Rukh Khan is in the eighth spot, the highest ranked Indian actor, followed by Salman Khan in the ninth spot and Akshay Kumar on the 10th rank. 'Transformers' actor Mark Wahlberg has topped the list. According to Forbes, Shah Rukh Khan has earned $38 million in 2017, as compared to $33 million last year. Salman Khan made $37 million (Rs 237 cr) - significantly more than the $28.5 million he made last year and Akshay Kumar took home $35.5 million (Rs 227.5 cr) this year. He made $31.5 million last year. All three of them have been constant on the Forbes list for the past three years. Last year, Shah Rukh was on the eighth spot same like this year. Salman was on the 14th spot and Akshay Kumar was on the 10th spot.
However, Aamir Khan's absence from the list is surprising as his last film Dangal has broken the worldwide collection records for any Indian film. It is India's top grossing film. The movie collected over Rs 2000 cr in China alone. The only explanation that can be given behind his absence is that he only makes one film in a year or two years and is quite choosy about endorsements. Amitabh Bachchan, who made into the list last year, could not make through this time. Forbes list is topped by Hollywood star Mark Wahlberg at $68 million, thanks to movies such as Transformers: The Last Knight and the forthcoming Daddy's Home 2. Last year's topper Dwanye Johnson slipped off a spot. This time he took home $65 million. The 3rd, 4th and 5th spot on the list is occupied by Vin Diesel ($54.5 million), Adam Sandler($50.5 million) and Jackie Chan ($49 million) respectively. The Iron Man superstar Robert Downey Jr and Tom Cruise took the 6th and 7th position. Forbes said that this year, newcomers comprise one fifth of the list, including Ryan Reynolds, Ryan Gosling, Jeremy Renner and Mark Ruffalo. In this year's list of highest paid actresses in the world, Emma Stone topped the list followed by Jennifer Aniston and Jennifer Lawrence. Deepika Padukone, who was 10th highest paid actress in 2016, could not make it to the list this year.
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R Madhavan says “I am no more the chocolate boy”
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R Madhavan says “I am no more the chocolate boy”

Madhavan said that he would now do age appropriate romance as he does not have a ‘chocolate boy’ left in him anymore. Asked if he feels romance comes easily to him, Mumbai-based Madhavan said, "Well, 'Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein' and 'Tanu Weds Manu' had great directors also... romance is something I enjoy doing, but I have to do age appropriate romance right now. I am no more the 'chocolate boy' still, romance is always going to be a part of my life."

The actor, 47, said that he has to change the way he romances. But does he still wish to play a chocolate boy on screen? "No, there is no more chance of me being a chocolate boy," pat came the reply from the actor, who added: "I don't feel it at all as much as people urging and egging me to do. I don't want to make a fool of myself," he said. The Anbe Sivam star said that there is no more a ‘chocolate boy’ left in him. "I don't think there's anymore chocolate boy left in me... Like if I do the roles on the screen that border on romance it will be age appropriate," Madhavan said. Ever since the actor made his Bollywood debut in 2001 with "Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein", he has been seen in Hindi blockbusters like "Rang De Basanti", "Guru", "3 Idiots", "Tanu Weds Manu Returns" and "Saala Khadoos". With such a filmography, does he feel he has achieved it all as an actor? "No, I have not achieved it all by any standards. I have a long way to go. But yeah, it feels good to have a strong foothold in Hindi as well as the south market because it gives me a choice of doing more subjects and being a part of bigger films or subjects that I feel completely in sync with as opposed to doing a film just because I need to be working," he said. The actor said that because of multiple industries, he gets multiple choices. "So, I am very grateful for this situation," he added. Madhavan said that he will always be a struggling actor. "I struggle on many fronts on having to move to a different level, having to cater to constantly evolving audiences... So that struggle is there and I hope it is always a part of my life because that keeps me going," he said. He is now gearing up for his next film -- "Chanda Mama Door Ke", a space adventure film also starring Sushant Singh Rajput and Nawazuddin Siddiqui. "'Chanda Mama Door Ke' is my next project and I am looking forward to work with Sushant Singh Rajput and Nawazuddin Siddiqui. I have not worked with them before and I am also very excited to working with Sanjay Puran Singh (director). He is extremely talented and we get on like a house on fire," said the actor.
 Madhavan hopes that "Chanda Mama Door Ke" also turns out to be a landmark film in his career. "Because the story is right up there with all the other scripts I have done," he added.
 
0 0 417 16 August, 2017 actors, Business, Celebrities, Entertainment more
SS Rajamouli’s Baahubali: The Beginning and Baahubali: The Conclusion to be available on Netflix
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SS Rajamouli’s Baahubali: The Beginning and Baahubali: The Conclusion to be available on Netflix

Online streaming platform Netflix has purchased rights to stream SS Rajamouli's Baahubali: The Beginning and Baahubali: The Conclusion in a deal worth Rs 25.5 crore. According to the producers of the film, the film would reach 192 countries once it's on Netflix. Baahubali 2 had broken most records at the box office, becoming the first Indian film to cross Rs 1,000 crore. The producers of the film are happy that the film can be watched in more countries. "We are very happy and excited to partner with Netflix. Theatrically, it's not possible to reach all markets, but with this deal Baahubali will reach 192 countries seamlessly,"  said Shobu Yarlagadda, CEO of Arka Mediaworks, the company that produced the film. Jessica Lee, vice-president (communications), Netflix, in an emailed statement to the Mint, revealed that Netflix was planning to ramp up investment in the Indian market, and looking at both original and licensed titles. "On the content front we are doubling down on Indian investment to curate a compelling content library encompassing original and licensed titles. We are touching a pool of consumers with a great passion for diverse entertainment, offering global originals like Narcos, Stranger Things, The Crown and mainstream, star-driven Indian films that have wide appeal (e.g. our Shah Rukh Khan titles or recent acquisitions of top ones like Dangal and Baahubali)," Lee said. Meanwhile, Netflix is planning to produce two new original series - Selection Day, Again - for Indian viewers. Selection Day is based on a book by Aravind Adiga and Again is a detective show written by Marisha Mukerjee. The competition in the video on demand market in India is intensifying with both Netflix and Amazon Prime Video reaching out to Indian audiences. There are also domestic players such as Hotstar and Voot.
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Peepli Live actor Sitaram Panchal passes away
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Peepli Live actor Sitaram Panchal passes away

Bollywood actor Sitaram Panchal passed away on Thursday morning after a three-year long battle with kidney and lung cancer. He was 54. A relative said, “Sitaram Panchal passed away this morning. He had breathing difficulties. He was not keeping well for a long time.” Sitaram, who made his Bollywood debut in 1994 with Bandit Queen, was best known for his work in films like Peepli Live, Pan Singh Tomar, The Legend of Bhagat Singh and Slumdog Millionaire. It was only yesterday that the 54-year-old actor celebrated his twenty-sixth wedding anniversary. His son Rishabh Panchal and wife Uma Panchal had even shared a picture on Facebook. Sitaram Panchal, who was bed ridden for almost a year, had recently taken to his Facebook account asking for monetary help in order to afford proper treatment for kidney and lung cancer. He wrote, “Brothers, please help me, I am suffering from cancer, your actor brother, Sitaram Panchal.” Cine & TV Artistes Association (CINTAA) also appealed all to help the ailing late actor by posting a message on their Facebook wall. The post read: “It pains us to hear the suffering of our esteemed member Shri Sitaram Panchal. We assure him of all the help we can provide to him in his hour of need and also urge all of you to open your hearts.” A few Bollywood personalities had also come forth to extend help to the 54-year-old National School of Drama graduate.
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Sidharth Malhotra’s gift to Jacqueline Fernandez will surely make you jealous. Click to see the gift
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Sidharth Malhotra’s gift to Jacqueline Fernandez will surely make you jealous. Click to see the gift

Friends are the family away from home. The bubbly girl of Bollywood Jacqueline Fernandez will celebrate her 32nd birthday on August 11. And, the ‘sundar, susheel and risky’ Sidharth Malhotra made his A Gentleman co-actor and friend Jacqueline’s birthday even more special as he surprised her two days before her big day. After looking at the gift, we are all hearts for the gentleman that Sidharth is and wish everyone gets a friend like him. Jacqueline, in her Instagram story, shared the photo of a lovely bouquet which had ‘Happy Birthday Jacqueline’ embossed on every single rose. As her co-actor Sidharth presented it to her, she looked all excited and was in awe of such an exquisite gift. The surprise brought a dazzling smile on Jacqueline’s face who is busy promoting her upcoming release A Gentleman with Sidharth. The onscreen couple is doing everything that takes to keep the buzz around their film alive. And every time they step out together, their sizzling chemistry is making it difficult for the onlookers to keep their eyes off them. Here is the photo of Sidharth Malhotra's gift to Jacqueline Fernandez
0 0 1003 10 August, 2017 actors, actress, bollywood, Celebrities, Entertainment more
Doctors : Happy with the health progress of Dilip Kumar
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Doctors : Happy with the health progress of Dilip Kumar

Doctors treating legendary thespian Dilip Kumar, who is undergoing treatment for kidney-related problems, are happy with the progress in his health, a senior official from the Lilavati Hospital here said on Tuesday.

"He is improving. His creatinine levels have come down further and doctors are happy with the progress in his health," Ajay Kumar Pande, Vice President, Lilavati Hospital, said. Asked about when is he likely to be discharged from the facility, Pande said: "It is not yet decided. But it may be discussed tomorrow." The thespian was admitted to the hospital on August 2 due to dehydration and urinary tract infection. High potassium and creatinine levels had raised concerns that he may have to be put on dialysis, but doctors decided against it after he started responding well to treatment.
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Box Office Day 4: The much-hyped ‘Jab Harry Met Sejal’ has touched a new low !
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Box Office Day 4: The much-hyped ‘Jab Harry Met Sejal’ has touched a new low !

Receiving harsh criticism from critics and audience alike, Imtiaz Ali directed Jab Harry met Sejal touched a new low on Monday. The film, inspite of having a long weekend, has managed to collect just Rs 52.9 crore so far. Shah Rukh Khan and Anushka Sharma's much-hyped Jab Harry Met Sejal was expected to become one of the highest grossers of 2017. However, the movie had a disappointing start with the opening day business of Rs 15.25 crore. The film has turn out to be Shah Rukh Khan's lowest opener at the box office in five years. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted the total collection of the film so far. Bollywood fans were looking up to Imitiaz Ali's film with expectations since it was the first time that the crtically acclaimed director had collaborated with Shah Rukh Khan. But the film has turned out to be a huge disappointment for the fans. The Imtiaz Ali film hit theatres on Friday across more than 3200 screens. Made at an estimated budget of Rs 90 crore, the film must at least cross Rs 150 crore to be called a hit at the box office. However, the movie has already earned Rs 25 crore  from satellite and distribution rights.