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!
Yes, this has happened! The reboot of the 90s hit flick 'Judwaa 2' starring Varun Dhawan, Jacqueline Fernandez and Taapsee Pannu has zoomed past yet another milestone - the 200-crore mark.
According to the latest report on BoxofficeIndia.com, the film raked in Rs 205 crore gross in twenty-one days of its release at the worldwide box office. It is the fifth highest-grossing Bollywood film worldwide at the moment and has fared much better in the Gulf, the report further states. While the domestic numbers are at an all-time high already, it comes as a pleasant surprise that the film is getting love and appreciation all across the globe.
'Judwaa 2' sees Varun bringing back to celluloid the iconic characters Raja and Prem portrayed by Salman Khan in 'Judwaa', which was also directed by David Dhawan. Jacqueline Fernandez and Taapsee Pannu have stepped into the shoes of Karisma Kapoor and Rambha.
Varun recently asked his fans to support him in the fight against piracy. "Please do not support piracy. If you love films please watch it through legal mediums. I'm a fan of cinema I urge all of you say #nopiracy," he wrote on his social media handle.
Raja Krishna Menon's last film, Airlift, managed to impress the critics and audiences alike . So when it was announced that the filmmaker was collaborating with Saif Ali Khan to remake Jon Favreau's Chef, the expectations were high. However, the trailer failed to create too much buzz, and it looks like that has affected Chef's opening day collection as well. The film fared poorly at the box office on Friday and earned only Rs 1.05 crore. Chef is the story of Roshan Kalra (Saif Ali Khan), the head chef of a three-Michelin-starred restaurant who loses his job after punching a customer. He rediscovers his passion for cooking and what he missed out on by being an absentee father when he starts running a food truck, and in the process, reconnect with his son. The film received mixed reviews from critics, and needs to show a stupendous growth on the weekend, to break even. Chef is facing tough competition at the box office from Varun Dhawan-starrer Judwaa 2, which continues to fare well.
Bollywood actress and BJP MP Hema Malini's warehouse has been robbed. The Mumbai police are on the lookout for a domestic servant suspected for the crime, officials said here on Thursday. The theft came to light late on Tuesday after the servant suddenly went incommunicado since five-six days prompting her manager to visit the warehouse in D.N. Nagar, Andheri west. The items lost include stuff like props, costumes, statues and imitation jeweleries, -- probably mistaken for real -- and other assorted material, which was generally used by her for film shoots and shows, collectively estimated to be worth around Rs 90,000 (Dh5,000). A complaint was lodged with Juhu Police station against the suspect servant who was acting as a caretaker of the warehouse premises, Assistant Commissioner of Police D. Bhargude told mediapersons on Wednesday. An accomplished dancer and actress known as the "Dreamgirl", Hema Malini is a Lok Sabha MP from Mathura and celebrated her 69th birthday on October 16. Incidentally, in 2010, Hema Malini had reported a theft of jewelleries worth over Rs 80 lakh also allegedly involving a domestic servant, from her Goregaon home.
The Hrithik Roshan-Kangana Ranaut scandal was revisited when a complaint made by the actor's counsel in 2016 began doing the rounds recently. According to reports, the 29-page document revealed details about the actress allegedly sending 'sexually explicit' emails to the actor apart from other 'abusive messages'. Now, Kangana's sister Rangoli Chandel has hit out at Hrithik in a series of tweets, questioning if reviving the "stalking, sexually harassing" claim was the best he could do to save his face. Pointing out that Kangna was still in school when Roshan made his Bollywood debut, Rangoli said that if not in the film industry, her sister would have called him "uncle". "Everyone can tell who is the stalker here," she tweeted while also noting that a "young beautiful talented rich girl like Kangana" didn't need to stalk an "uncle" like him. She ended her rant by advising "stalker uncle" to focus on his children and wife.
It wasn't too long ago when Rangoli found herself going up in arms against Aditya Pancholi's wife Zarina Wahab when she commented about the 'Queen' actress. Reacting to her sister's Twitter rant, Kangana was reported saying that she was hormonal at the moment, as she is pregnant.
Gandhi Jayanti turned out to be a good day for Judwaa 2. The film earned Rs 18 crore on its fourth day, thus taking the total collection to Rs. 77.25 crore. The film is fast pacing towards the 100-crore club. After beating Shah Rukh Khan’s ‘Jab Harry Met Sejal’ and gaining the fourth spot in the list of the highest openers of 2017, Varun Dhawan’s ‘Judwaa 2’ is now in the list of the top 10 highest opening weekend grossers of 2017. Trade analyst, Taran Adarsh seems to be massively impressed with Varun Dhawan. “#Judwaa2 crosses Rs. 75 cr mark… Fri 16.10 cr, Sat 20.55 cr, Sun 22.60 cr, Mon 18 cr. Total: Rs. 77.25 cr. India biz. OUTSTANDING!” he tweeted. ” The ROCKING biz of #Judwaa2 hammers the fact that Studios/filmmakers need to make films for pan India audience, not for select cities/plexes,” he said. According to a report on Koimoi, Varun Dhawan’s ‘Judwaa 2’ is the fifth highest weekend grosser this year. His earlier film ‘Badrinath Ki Dulhania’ is also on the list as the 10th highest weekend grosser. While it’s too early to say if Varun Dhawan can supersede Salman Khan with his performance in ‘Judwaa 2′, but he has already managed to earn more than two popular superstars’ film; Akshay Kumar’s ‘Jolly LLB 2’ and ‘Toilet: Ek Prem Katha’ and Shah Rukh Khan’s ‘Jab Harry Met Sejal’.
The world’s highest-paid TV actresses 2017 list is out and here is a happy news for Priyanka Chopra fans again. Priyanka Chopra is among the world’s 10 highest paid television actresses, all thanks to her ABC TV show Quantico. This will be Priyanka’s second year on the list and this time too she is the eighth highest paid TV actress. And if you are wondering how much she has earned between June 1, 2016 and June 1, 2017, the Forbes list says PeeCee earned $10 million. The magazine’s in-depth analysis also revealed that more than 50 per cent of Priyanka’s income comes from endorsements. Colombian actress Sofia Vergara who stars in the hit sitcom Modern Family tops the list again. Also, this is the 6th year in a row that Sofia is the highest paid actress in the list. “Sofia Vergara banked $41.5 million before taxes and fees in the 12 months to June 1, some $15 million more than second-ranked Cuoco of CBS’ The Big Bang Theory, who earned $26 million during the same period,” reads the Forbes report. While Sofia had made $41.5 million last year, Priyanka Chopra’s earning was at $11 million. The report also revealed that the world’s 10 highest-paid TV actresses made a combined $156.5 million between June 1, 2016 and June 1, 2017. Ellen Pompeo of ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy and Mindy Kaling of Hulu’s The Mindy Project tie for the third place on the list with earnings of $13 million each. Others in this list are Mariska Hargitay at No. 5 with earnings of $12.5 million, Julie Bowen at No. 6 with earnings $12 million, Kerry Washington on No 7 with earnings of $11 million, and House of Cards star Robin Wright on No. 9 with earnings of $9 million. Here’s the list of this year’s highest paid TV actresses: 1. Sofia Vergara — $41.5 million 2. Kaley Cuoco — $26 million 3. Mindy Kaling — $13 million 3. Ellen Pompeo — $13 million 5. Mariska Hargitay — $12.5 million 6. Julie Bowen — $12 million 7. Kerry Washington — $11 million 8. Priyanka Chopra — $10 million 9. Robin Wright — $9 million 10. Pauley Perrette — $8.5 million Priyanka Chopra is all set to start the shooting for the third season of Quantico.
He is one of the highest paid actors today but superstar Salman Khan reveals his first-ever salary was merely Rs 75. Salman occupied the second spot on Forbes list of the 'Highest Paid Actors in Bollywood' for the year 2017. He also became the highest paid TV actor with reports suggesting that he is getting Rs 11 crore per episode for hosting the 11th season of reality show "Bigg Boss". While the 51-year-old actor is yet to comment on the reports, he remembers what he was paid during his intial days. Salman said, "My first salary was, I think, about Rs 75. I was dancing behind in some show in Taj hotel. One of my friends was dancing there so he took me (and I did it) just for fun. "Then it went up to Rs 750 for Campa Cola (a soft drink brand) and then it was Rs 1,500 for the longest time. Then I got paid Rs 31,000 for 'Maine Pyaar Kiya', which was then increased to Rs 75,000 later." For the "Bajrangi Bhaijaan" star, this is his eighth season as the host of the controversial reality series and Salman says he always comes back to the show because he connects with the format. "There is nothing else that I am interested in doing, this is one of the better shows that I have. There are other really good shows but I don't think they are of my format. I don't think I'll be able to pull that off. I know I can pull this one off."
Salman says he needs shows which have a connect with "common people" to be a part of.
"Even 'Dus Ka Dum' (a reality game show) worked well for me. I need that vibe, that touch with different personalities, with common man. I need that (grassroots) connect. Till the time I don't have a connect, I don't think I can pull anything off," he said.
It wouldn’t be wrong to say that from being everywhere few days back, Kangana Ranaut is nowhere to be seen since the average response to her film ‘Simran.’ However, it seems that the controversial allegations she made on a television show can’t keep her out of the spotlight for too long. Kangana’s claims against her rumoured ex Hrithik Roshan, accusing him of stalking and harassing her, refusing to marry her, didn’t receive a response from her ‘Krrish 3’ co-star. Even her ex-boyfriend Adhyayan Suman seemed least aware and interested about Kangana’s "looking back, I should’ve hit him" comment over his claims about the actress' abusive nature towards him during their relationship. However, the actress’ former lover, actor Aditya Pancholi was angered by the actress’ claims and had threatened to send a legal notice to her. Kangana had claimed that Aditya kept her under ‘house arrest’ and that when she approached his wife Zarina Wahab, she told her it was good he is not at home because of their affair as he tended to be physically abusive to some of the workers at home. And now Aditya and his wife, actor Zarina Wahab, who had also shut down Kangana’s allegations before, have gone ahead and filed a legal notice against the ‘Simran’ actress. Zarina confirmed the news to entertainment portal Pinkvilla saying, "Yes, we have sent a legal notice to Kangana. Currently, we can't really talk about it as our lawyers have said not to divulge more details. Give me a week's time, I will surely talk to you in detail about the legal notice." She added, "Yes, we are disturbed. She did bad to us and that's why we have sent a legal notice to her (sic)." The entire Hrithik-Kangana row had started with a legal notice by the former about her ‘silly exes’ comment, and it’s very likely that something along similar lines could happen with her again, but this time with Aditya and Zarina.
Ranveer Singh is all set to play legendary Indian cricket captain Kapil Dev in a biopic which will be helmed by Kabir Khan. Trade guru Taran Adarsh on Monday morning shared the news on his Twitter account. Taran tweeted, “#BreakingNews: Ranveer Singh will turn cricketer #KapilDev in Kabir Khan’s sports-based film… #1983 #WorldCup.” The tweet also revealed that the biopics will be around the 1983 Cricket World Cup which India won. Kapil Dev, the then Indian cricket team captain, lifted the World Cup at the majestic Lords’ in London. India played West Indies in the finals and beat the World Champs to get the coveted trophy home for the first time. Kapil Dev is an inspiration to many and thus it will be interesting to see how well Ranveer Singh portrays the former captain on screen. Meanwhile, Ranveer Singh will be seen next in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Padmavati’. He will play Alauddin Khilji in the much-awaited period drama, which will hit screens on December 1, 2017.