Cinema owners are still not able to decide whether to screen the movie Padmaavat
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Cinema owners are still not able to decide whether to screen the movie Padmaavat

Even as police assured protection to cinemas showing Padmaavat on Thursday, and the Karni Sena in Gujarat appealed for peace, owners of multiplexes and single screen cinemas across Gujarat remained divided on whether they would screen the film on the day of the release, January 25. A day after protesters indulged in arson in Surat city, Police Commissioner Satish Sharma on Monday said that nobody would be spared and “those behind the conspiracy to create disturbances in the city will also be arrested and dealt with strictly”. Ahmedabad Police Commissioner A K Singh has aleady passed orders to book offenders found in violent acts, under section 308 that deals with attempt to commit culpable homicide. “We have still not taken any decision on screening the movie seeing the aggression and protest from Karni Sena activists. We will think and talk to our counterparts in Baroda and Ahmedabad. If they will decide to show the movie, then we will also show it in Surat,” said the owner of a cinema hall in Surat, on condition of anonymity, after meeting Police Commissioner Sharma and District Collector Mahendra Patel on Monday evening. Out of the 25 cinema halls and multiplexes in Surat, 22 owners were present in the meeting with the District Collector, but only eight cinema owners showed willingness to screen the movie. “The state government is firm with the decision to screen the movie, and now it is up to to the cinema hall owners whether they will show Padmaavat or not. We have assured them all possible police protection, if they demand… We have met some of the members of Karni Sena. They told us that they will protest if the movie is released. They will sit on dharna outside the Mamlatdar office in different talukas and protest,” District Collector Patel told The Indian Express. In Ahmedabad, while the multiplex owners are clear about not screening the movie, the single screen owners are yet to decide on the matter. “We are not screening the movie till we are sure that there will be no problem or violence. We are holding meetings on the matter and monitoring the issue. No multiplex in Ahmedabad is screening the film as of today,” said Manu Patel, president of Ahmedabad Multiplex Association. Rashmikant Bhalodia, president of single screen association of Gujarat, said that they were not stopping anyone from screening the movie. “It is an individual choice. The association does not dictate anything in this matter. As far as I am concerned, I am not going to screen the movie,” said Bhalodia, who owns a theatre in Rajkot. The Anand Cinema Association on Sunday had declared that it will stay away from releasing Padmaavat in the district, citing security concerns. The association members said that since the onus of protection of the cinema patrons would lie on the cinema houses, therefore they do not wish to take a chance by attracting any protesters. Meanwhile, according to a government notification, a platoon each of the State Reserve Police Force (SRPF) would secure theatres and multiplexes which have decided or shown willingness to screen the film Padmaavat. The notification added that those indulging in violence as part of the protests against the film would be booked under Section 308, which deals with attempt to commit culpable homicide, of the Indian Penal Code. The offence attracts a jail term of three years. On Sunday evening, Karni Sena members came out on the streets of Surat city, burnt tyres and pelted stones at buses. Police had to use force to control the situation. Police arrested over 22 people. “We have found that the incidents were pre-planned… Even after our warning if such incidents take place again, our policemen will not keep patience in dealing with them,” said Surat Police Commissioner Sharma. Meanwhile, the impact of Karni Sena’s statewide protests on Monday was restricted to parts of north Gujarat regions of Palanpur, Vadgam, Danta, Mansa and Vijapur. According to GSRTC secretary K D Desai, traffic in these areas was completely closed for a second day in a row. “The police were trying to ease the situation in these areas and were trying to bring it back to normal,” said Desai. According to him, the transport corporation has suffered a loss of property amounting to Rs 2 crore in the two days of protests. Mehsana SP Chaitanya Mandlik said that the bus services might have been hit in the interior areas but there was no problem on the highways. “We are ready to help them out whenever they need police help,” Mandlik said.
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‘Mukkabaaz’ box-office collection
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‘Mukkabaaz’ box-office collection

Anurag Kashyap's film 'Mukkabaaz' had a humble start at the box-office as it collected Rs 75 lac on Friday, but the film followed up with much stronger collections over the weekend. However, the film's collections have started to drop at the domestic box-office. According to a report on BoxOfficeIndia.com, the film has earned Rs 70 lakh on Day 5, thus taking its total to Rs 5.45 crore.
'Mukkabaaz' is a sharp social commentary on the multiple battles (literal and metaphorical) that Shravan (Vineet Kumar Singh), a common man who dares to have a spine, must fight on a daily basis for deserving to be treated with dignity and fulfill his ambition of becoming Uttar Pradesh's Mike Tyson.
The film once again marks Anurag Kashyap's unconventional style of storytelling and it faces competition from Saif Ali Khan starrer 'Kaalakaandi' and Vikram Bhatt's '1921' which released on the same date.
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‘Kaalakaandi’ box-office collection
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‘Kaalakaandi’ box-office collection

Saif Ali Khan starrer 'Kaalakaandi' was off to a slow start at the domestic box-office with a collection of Rs 1 crore on its first day. However, the film has not seen a rise in its graph over the past five days.
According to a report on BoxOfficeIndia.com, the film has collected an estimated sum of Rs 40 lakh on day 5, thus taking its total collection to Rs 3.8 crore.
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This film marks the directorial debut of 'Delhi Belly' writer Akshat Verma and has been received well by the critics, but the same has not translated on the box-office numbers.
Saif has been praised for essaying his role well with a good supporting cast of Deepak Dobriyal, Vijay Raaz, and Akshay Oberoi. This film talks about the life of the lead protagonist, who has just got few months time to live after being diagnosed with stomach cancer. How he decides to live his life to the fullest in the time he has left, forms the crux of the story.
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Rishi Kapoor Makes A Fan Cry ; Ranbir Kapoor Watches Helplessly
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Rishi Kapoor Makes A Fan Cry ; Ranbir Kapoor Watches Helplessly

Rishi Kapoor is yet again in news! The actor, who is infamous for his short temper, reportedly lashed out at a fan when she tried to click a picture with him. The actor on Wednesday stepped out for a family dinner with son Ranbir Kapoor, wife Neetu Singh, daughter Riddhima and granddaughter Samara at a posh restaurant in Bandra. According to reports, when the Kapoor family was exiting the restaurant, a female fan approached Rishi for a picture but the actor directly said "No." As she insisted again, Rishi gave her an earful saying, "You all don't understand. It's very easy for you to say, 'Oh! you are very rude.'" Watch here:
Recently, the actor took a jibe at media during the launch of Raj Kapoor's biography in New Delhi. In spite of an official invitation, the actor objected to the presence of three journalists at the book launch event.
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Aishwarya Rai Bachchan would play a surrogate mother in a film titled Jasmine
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Aishwarya Rai Bachchan would play a surrogate mother in a film titled Jasmine

It was in November last year that the news of Anushka Sharma playing a surrogate mother in a film spread like wildfire. But it seems that was a false alarm as the makers are interested to rope in Aishwarya Rai Bachchan for the role. KriArj Entertainment has collaborated with Shree Narayan Singh for the third time, after Toilet: Ek Prem Katha and Batti Gul Meter Chalu. And this time that want to make a women-centric film, titled Jasmine: Story of a Leased Womb. According to a report in Mumbai Mirror, the makers are in talks with Aishwarya Rai to play the lead role. Talking about the film, Shree Narayan Singh told the daily, "It is inspired by a real life story of a woman in Gujarat who doesn't want to have children but decides to become a surrogate mother for someone else. After a point she gets attached to the child and wants the child back." But this time Narayan won't direct the film. Siddharth and Garima, who had earlier scripted Toilet Ek Prem Katha and the upcoming social drama Batti Gul Meter Chalu, will make their directorial debut with Jasmine. Prernaa Arora of KriArj Entertainment said that Aishwarya tops her wishlist. "We would love to have her but it will depend on her dates," said Prerna, who is also collaborating with Aishwarya for Fanne Khan. The film, which will go on floors later this year, will be shot in Gujarat and Rajasthan.
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Looks like we would get to see the next big Bollywood wedding soon !
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Looks like we would get to see the next big Bollywood wedding soon !

Seems like Tinsel Town is all set to see yet another big Bollywood wedding. After Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma tying the knot in December last year, buzz has it that Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh too are taking the leap soon. If reports are to be believed, Ranveer and Deepika are getting engaged on Padukone's birthday, this Friday. Deepika, who turns 32 on January 5 this year, is apparently exchanging rings with her boyfriend of five years, Ranveer Singh. The couple is expected to be in Sri Lanka for the engagement, following in the footsteps of the country's other power couple, Virat and Anushka. It is a known fact now that Virat and Anushka zeroed in on their wedding date last August, when the couple was in Sri Lanka. The Sharma family priest was in Sri Lanka to decide the dates for Virat and Anushka's wedding. Deepika and Ranveer, who rang in the New Year at a luxury resort in Maldives with their respective families, are expected to fly to Sri Lanka for Deepika's birthday. After that, the engagement is supposed to take place in the island country, if the grapevine is to be believed. The couple, who began dating on the sets of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's 2013 film Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram Leela, have been together for about five years now. Several rumours of their break-up, followed by those of their patch-up, have made it to gossip columns over the last few years. Deepika and Ranveer have had a tumultuous 2017 professionally, what with their film Padmavati not being allowed to release thanks to the controversy it created, but 2018 looks better for the couple. While the CBFC has recently green-signalled the Sanjay Leela Bhansali-directed Padmavati for release, after some modifications, Deepika and Ranveer now seem ready to take their relationship too to the next level. A few months ago, Ranveer professed his love for Deepika, and that too on in public. In a video that was aired on a chat show, Ranveer said to Deepika, "There is nobody like you, god bless you. Love you a lot." If Ranveer and Deepika are indeed tying the knot this year, we need to get over the gorgeous wedding that Virat and Anushka just had, and warm up for the next!
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Tiger Zinda Hai box office collection
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Tiger Zinda Hai box office collection

Salman Khan, is truly a savior of sorts. If it's not mending the relationship between India and Pakistan, or jumping on a helicopter with a fatal injury, it's just reviving the box-office with full force with his latest Tiger Zinda Hai. Tiger is out to demolish the box-office. It has been five years since Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif fans have been waiting for their reunion on the big screen, and filmmaker Ali Abbas Zafar decided to fulfill their wish by getting the two together for Tiger Zinda Hai. And ever since its release, the fans cannot get enough of Tiger and Zoya. After crossing the Rs 150-crore mark, in just a matter of days, it looks like Salman's film will cross Rs 200 crore today. According to early estimates, Tiger Zinda Hai made another Rs 15 crore (approximately) on Thursday. Here is the complete day by day box-office collection of Tiger Zinda Hai: Day 1 - Friday (Dec 22) - Rs 34.10 crore Day 2 - Saturday (Dec 23) - Rs 35.30 crore Day 3 - Sunday (Dec 24) - Rs 45.53 crore Day 4 - Monday (Dec 25) - Rs 36.54 crore Day 5 - Tuesday (Dec 26) - Rs 21 .60 crore Day 6- Wednesday (Dec 27)-  Rs 17.55 crore Day 7- Thursday (Dec 28)- Rs. 15 crore approx Total box-office collection of Tiger Zinda Hai: Rs 205.62 crore approx. The spy-thriller, which is a sequel to the 2012 blockbuster, Ek Tha Tiger, revolves around Salman as a RAW agent, and Katrina as a ISI (Inter-services Intelligence) agent, and their deadly mission to rescue 25 nurses, who have been held hostage by ISIS, a terrorist organisation. Going by the numbers at the box office, it seems Tiger Zinda Hai has been the perfect New Year cheer.
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Mammootty has finally broken the silence about the online harassment Paravathy faced
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Mammootty has finally broken the silence about the online harassment Paravathy faced

Award-winning actress Parvathy, who was trolled on social media for commenting against some dialogues in top actor Mammootty's film, lodged a police complaint. The 'Qarib Qarib Singlle' actress had recently called the dialogues in Mammootty starrer 'Kasaba', misogynist. In an exclusive interview to a leading news portal, Mammootty said, "I don't go after controversies. What we need are meaningful debates. We all abide by freedom of speech and right to opinion. I have not assigned anyone to respond on my behalf or defend me." A man was today arrested following a police complaint by award-winning actress Parvathy. 23-year-old Printo, hailing from Wadakkancherry in Thrissur was arrested by the police on Thursday following a complaint filed by the actress. He was arrested under Sections 507 and 509 of IPC and Section 67 and 67 (A) of the IT Act. At an open forum organised on the sidelines of the International Film Festival of Kerala recently, she voiced her opinion against glorifying misogyny on screen and expressed concern about the absence of women's perspective in cinema. To prove her point, Parvathy said she had recently watched 'Kasaba'. Though she did not mention the actor's name, she said the film had disappointed her as it featured a great actor mouthing "misogynistic dialogues." She had also said such kind of dialogues from a superstar would give a wrong impression to people.
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Danielle Wyatt, who proposed Indian skipper Virat Kohli, congratulates the couple
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Danielle Wyatt, who proposed Indian skipper Virat Kohli, congratulates the couple

Indian cricket team skipper, Virat Kohli broke the hearts of many female fans after he officially announced the news of his marriage with Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma in Tuscany, Italy. One of those million fans who felt affection for the Delhi lad was England women's team all-rounder Danielle Wyatt, who famously had proposed the lad in 2014.

The England women's team all-rounder, on several occasions, has lauded Kohli on social media, whenever he scored big in important matches. While this wasn't exactly the occasion when the 29-year-old Indian skipper left fans awestruck with his on-field performance but rather stunned everyone as the news of him marrying Anushka came out sooner than expected.

Wyatt, who is a big fan of the Indian skipper and had even proposed him on Twitter in 2014, congratulated the newlywed couples on hearing the news.

The English cricketer's tweet tickled the funny bone a troll account by the name of 'Virat', which replied to her saying, “life goes on ..” and Danielle broke into laughter.

Wyatt got the first opportunity to interact with India’s run-machine the Indian cricket team toured England back in 2014. After a brief interaction between the pair, Kohli had gifted Wyatt a specially signed bat, which the woman cricketer flaunted ahead of the start of Ashes 2017-18 series

Kohli announced the news of his marriage with Anushka in style by posting a beautiful message which his lady-love also tweeted.

“Today we have promised each other to be bound in love forever. We are truly blessed to share the news with you.This beautiful day will be made more special with the love and support of our family of fans & well-wishers. Thank you for being such an important part of our journey,” both Virat and Anushka had tweeted.

The couple will now throw two receptions - in Delhi and Mumbai on December 21 and 26 respectively, one for family and friends and the other one for friends from Bollywood and cricket.

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Virat Kohli & Anushka tie the knot in Italy
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Virat Kohli & Anushka tie the knot in Italy

Virat Kohli confirmed the news what fans have been waiting for as he confirmed on Twitter his marriage to actress Anushka Sharma. Kohli and Anushka said in a joint statement, "Today we have promised each other to be bound in love for ever. We are truly blessed to share the news with you.This beautiful day will be made more special with the love and support of our family of fans & well wishers. Thank you for being such an important part of our journey."
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The couple will be hosting a reception in New Delhi for their relatives on 21st December which will be followed by a reception for industry friends and cricketers in Mumbai on 26th December. The newly wed couple will travel to South Africa where Virat will start prepping for the upcoming series and Anushka will spend New Year’s Eve with him and return in the first week of January to begin the next schedule of Anand L Rai’s film with Shah Rukh Khan in Mumbai. She will also start prepping for Sui Dhaaga as the shooting for the same starts in February 2018 with Varun Dhawan. Anushka will also be busy with the marketing and promotions of Pari which is releasing on 9th February. Virat, on the other hand, will be playing the series in South Africa for 2 months which includes three Tests, six One Day Internationals (ODIs) and three Twenty20 International (T20I) matches. Post their wedding the newly wed couple will be shifting to their new residence in Worli, Mumbai in December once they return from Delhi. The wedding was attended by close family and a few friends as they wished their wedding to be a very private affair. The wedding was performed as per Hindu rituals. Top fashion designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee has designed the wedding ensemble for both the bride and the groom. Virat and Anushka will now start inviting all industry friends and colleagues for the celebrations that are set to happen in Mumbai.
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