Deepika Padukone is no longer in Forbes’ list of highest paid actresses. Emma Stone Tops the list
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Deepika Padukone is no longer in Forbes’ list of highest paid actresses. Emma Stone Tops the list

Forbes has released this year's list of the world's 10 highest paid actresses and homegirl Deepika Padukone, ranked #10 in 2016, has not made the cut this time. As Forbes put it: "The list examined actresses the world over, but no stars from Asia made the cut, as Fan Bingbing and Deepika Padukone dropped off due to quieter years." Deepika's starring role in xXx: The Return Of Xander Cage - also her Hollywood debut - contributed hugely to her earnings of $10 million last year. She has no international project currently and is working on one film at home - the period drama Padmavati, co-starring Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor. Also absent from Forbes' 2017 list is Scarlett Johansson - this is the first time in three years that she hasn't made the grade. So who is on the list? Emma Stone, Oscar-winner for La La Land, is #1 for the first time, with Forbes reporting earnings of $26 million. Jennifer Lawrence, who topped the list two years in a row, has slipped to third place, behind Jennifer Aniston. The Jennifers are at $25.5 and $24 million respectively - JLaw made just half of her 2016 total. The top three on the list of 10 are the only actresses to have made over $20 million. They are followed by Melissa McCarthy, Mila Kunis, Emma Watson, Charlize Theron, Cate Blanchett, Julia Roberts and Amy Adams. Forbes reports a 16% drop in the cumulative earnings of the world's top actresses - $172.5 million this year, down from $205 million in 2016. Forbes also notes that half the actresses on the list are over 40 - Jennifer Aniston, Melissa McCarthy, Charlize Theron, Cate Blanchett, Julia Roberts and Amy Adams - a significant achievement given the scarcity of roles for women their age. Forbes also flags another ugly truth - only 28.7% of speaking roles in films are filled by women. Awaited, the list of the 10 highest paid TV actresses on which Priyanka Chopra might find a place, as she did last year. Here is the full list of the world's highest paid actresses and earnings as ranked by Forbes: 1. Emma Stone - $26 million 2. Jennifer Aniston - $25.5 million 3. Jennifer Lawrence - $24 million 4. Melissa McCarthy - $18 million 5. Mila Kunis - $15.5 million 6. Emma Watson - $14 million 7. Charlize Theron - $14 million 8. Cate Blanchett, - $12 million 9. Julia Roberts - $12 million 10. Amy Adams - $11.5 million
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Toilet Ek Prem Katha, Box office collection : Akshay Kumar is on cloud nine
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Toilet Ek Prem Katha, Box office collection : Akshay Kumar is on cloud nine

Akshay Kumar's  latest release Toilet Ek Prem Katha has done what other big releases couldn't do. The film has been able to break box-office jinx by minting moolah at the ticket window. After a fabulous opening weekend, Shree Narayan Singh's directorial debut is racing towards the Rs 100-crore mark. The film, which crossed the Rs 50-crore mark in its opening weekend, went onto collect Rs 83.45 crore within five days of its release. And if early estimates are to be believed, Toilet Ek Prem Katha has earned another Rs 7.50 crore (approx) on Wednesday, thus taking the total to Rs 90.95 crore (approx). Here is the complete day by day box-office collection of Toilet Ek Prem Katha: Day 1 (August 11, Friday) - Rs 13.10 crore Day 2 (August 12, Saturday) - Rs 17.10 crore Day 3 (August 13, Sunday) - Rs 21.25 crore Day 4 (August 14, Monday) - Rs 12 crore Day 5 (August 15, Tuesday) - Rs 20 crore Day 6 (Augsut 16, Wednesday) - Rs 7.50 crore (approx) Total six-day box-office collection of Toilet Ek Prem Katha: Rs 90.95 crore (approx) Toilet Ek Prem Katha revolves around the story of Keshav (Akshay) who wants to get married. Despite being a manglik, Keshav finds the love of his life in Jaya (Bhumi) and they live happily ever-after. It is for the first time that Akshay has been paired opposite Bhumi. Inspired from PM Narendra Modi's Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, the film has received a mixed response from critics. However, Akshay's fans have given the film a thumbs up. And his fandom is translating into numbers at the box office. Directed by Shree Narayan Singh, the film hit the screens on August 11.
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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.
 
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Box Office Day 4 : Akshay Kumar starrer Toilet: Ek Prem Katha mints Money
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Box Office Day 4 : Akshay Kumar starrer Toilet: Ek Prem Katha mints Money

Actor Akshay Kumar starrer Toilet: Ek Prem Katha is doing a decent business at the box office. The movie earned Rs 13.10 cr on its opening day and the four days collection of the film is Rs 63.45 cr. The collections are likely to show growth in coming days. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh shared the numbers on social networking site Twitter.

Toilet: Ek Prem Katha earned Rs 17.10 cr on Saturday and Rs 21.25 on the third day of the release. Taran Adarsh tweeted, “#ToiletEkPremKatha is on a DREAM RUN... Fri 13.10 cr, Sat 17.10 cr, Sun 21.25 cr, Mon 12 cr. Total: Rs. 63.45 cr. India biz... #TEPK.” Even Akshay’s wife Twinkle Khanna is also happy with the film’s business. The gorgeous lady, who is proud of her husband for doing a film like Toilet: Ek Prem Katha tweeted, “So even the box office needed this Toilet eventually to break free from its constipation-#ToiletEkPremKath Hit Hit Hooray!” It seems that the flick is going to end the box office’s dry spell. It is yet to be seen if Toilet: Ek Prem Katha becomes Akshay’s consecutive fifth film to enter the coveted Rs 100 crore club. Directed by Shree Narayan Singh, the movie is based on Swachh Bharat Abhiyan and creates awareness about open defecation.
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Box office collection, Day 2 : Akshay Kumar’s film ‘Toilet Ek Prem Katha’
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Box office collection, Day 2 : Akshay Kumar’s film ‘Toilet Ek Prem Katha’

Akshay Kumar and Bhumi Pednekar starrer Toilet: Ek Prem Katha has opened to a decent response from critics and audience. The movie had collected Rs. 13.10 crore on Friday. The film saw 20 per cent rise on Saturday when it raked in Rs 17.10 crore. Akshay Kumar's Toilet: Ek Prem Katha has become the sixth highest opener of 2017. Going by the numbers on Friday and Saturday, we expect the film to hit the Rs 50 crore mark by Sunday. Trade analyst and film critic Taran Adarsh tweeted After Salman Khan's Tubelight and Shah Rukh Khan's Jab Harry Met Sejal failed to perform at the box office and impress the audience, Toilet: Ek Prem Katha is expected to break the box office jinx due to its impressive plot line. The movie deals with the issues of sanitation and lack of toilets in the rural parts of India. The theme of the film picks from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.
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Bigg Boss Tamil : Police summon Oviya for suicide attempt
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Bigg Boss Tamil : Police summon Oviya for suicide attempt

Actor Oviya, who became the darling of the masses after her stint on popular television show Bigg Boss Tamil, has been summoned by Nazarathpet police for allegedly attempting to commit suicide on the show. The actor recently exited the show on medical grounds. The complainant has claimed that the Oviya was driven to suicide by the tasks forced upon her by the producers, the show’s host and the channel. He alleged they had driven her to attempt suicide and telecast the same to gain TRP ratings. The channel had telecasted visuals of Oviya immersing herself into a pool on August 4. He also urged the police to probe the same. The Nazarathpet police said that the preliminary investigation is in progress. “We have recorded the complaint in the Community Social Register (CSR). We spoke to Oviya’s personal secretary, who denied that she attempted suicide,” he told The Hindu. Oviya was the most popular contestant in the Tamil version of Bigg Boss, which is hosted by veteran actor Kamal Haasan. She recently quit the show as she couldn’t handle her feelings for a fellow contestant, Aarav, whom she said she was in love with. Oviya was seen undergoing significant mental duress on her last few days on the show. Bigg Boss has also attracted its fair share of controversies. The show has been served several legal notices for the behaviour of its contestants. Puthiya Tamizhagam founder-president Dr K Krishnaswamy had filed a suit against the actor and the channel amid others over Choreographer Gayathri Raghuram’s comment on the show. She had used the word ‘cheri’ (slum) while talking about a fellow housemate’s behaviour on the show. In another instance, the Tamil Nadu Isai Vellalar Ilaignar Nala Sangam had served legal notices to Ulaganayagan Kamal Haasan and Star Vijay for ‘defaming’ the community. The group had claimed that actor Shakti handled the Nadasvaram without respect on the show. A PIL was also filed in the Madras High Court asking the show to be stopped from being produced immediately as the sartorial choices and behaviour of women contestants is ‘vulgar and obscene’.
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Box office collection day 1: Akshay Kumar’s film Toilet Ek Prem Katha
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Box office collection day 1: Akshay Kumar’s film Toilet Ek Prem Katha

It seems Akshay Kumar’s film Toilet: Ek Prem Katha has entertained the audience at the theaters quite well as the film has opened to good numbers. The film has managed to earn Rs 13.10 crore on day one and according to trade analyst Taran Adarsh, Akshay’s film started to pull the crowd post afternoon. Taran tweeted, “#ToiletEkPremKatha picked up rapidly post noon onwards… Mass circuits have performed the best… Plexes decent/good. #ToiletEkPremKatha Fri ₹ 13.10 cr. India biz… Sat and Sun look better… Biz to get big boost on Tue [Independence Day].” Toilet: Ek Prem Katha will mark Akshay Kumar’s second release this year after Jolly LLB 2, which also became one of the biggest openers in 2017 with a collection of Rs 13. 20 crore. His latest venture has also opened to positive reviews. “#OneWordReview…#ToiletEkPremKatha: Excellent 👍👍👍👍 #TEPK,” wrote Taran Adarsh. #ToiletEkPremKatha integrates a strong social message with entertainment wonderfully… Powerful performances by Akshay, Bhumi, Divyendu…,” he said. “#ToiletEkPremKatha mirrors a reality, shuns superstition, hits where it hurts through brilliant dialogue. Deft direction and skilful writing,” added Taran. Toilet: Ek Prem Katha is also Akshay Kumar’s first collaboration with Bhumi Pednekar. The film focuses on the open defecation problem in India.
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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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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
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.