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Kareena Kapoor Khan And Saif Ali Khan: A Royal Love Story

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Like every girl, Kareena Kapoor Khan also dreamt of Prince Charming coming and sweeping her off her feet. While she had to kiss a few frogs on the way to get to her finish line (aka Shahid Kapoor,) the journey was definitely worth the wait.

They fell in love with each other during the shooting of Kurbaan. However, other rumours suggest their love blossomed on the sets of Tashan. While both seem true, we are here to burst your bubble. The two started spending a lot of time together and the first time they were seen in public was on Kareena Kapoor’s 27th birthday!

According to the rumour mill, after the shooting, Saif threw a secret party for Kareena and told Kareena’s mother, “She’s my woman. I want to spend the rest of my life with her. We want to live together.” It was at a fashion show where Saif first declared her love for Kareena Kapoor! According to reports, he said, “For the time being all I am comfortable with saying is that we are together. Kareena and I are here and are happy with each other, we are not exactly shouting from the rooftops.

Just a year into their relationship, Saif decided to get inked to mark his love for Kareena. “We were in the car one afternoon in Bandra, talking about David Beckham. I don’t know why I brought him up,” Saif revealed to a news channel in 2009. “And then the tattoo came up, and I said, ‘Maybe I should get one on my shoulder, would it look cool?’ And [Kareena] said, ‘Why shoulder? Put it on your arm.’ I thought, ‘Maybe a nice K?’ and she said, ‘That’s a bit ambiguous.’” The tattoo on his forearm spells Kareena’s name in Hindi and made headlines when it was first spotted.

Kareena loves Saif with such a passion, she has gone out of her way to forge strong ties with her mother in law Sharmila Tagore and Saif’s two kids from his earlier marriage with Amrita Singh. In fact, Kareena was the one who made the first move on Saif because he was too afraid to take the plunge! After living together for five long years, the couple is still very much in love.

Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan reportedly lived together and dated for five long years before taking the road down matrimony ville!

From having everything they could want to ending up happily ever after, Saif and Kareena (Saifeena) are the perfect example of a happily ever after! Now, the two have a super adorable son in the form of Taimur Ali Khan, one of the recent additions to the star kid category, who became famous just by being born!

Here’s wishing the Khan family a happily forever after, with beautiful smiles for the rest of their loving lives!

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Amitabh Bachchan – Best Movies Of The Superstar From The Last 50 Years

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Amitabh Bachchan, the superstar, the King of Bollywood, the ultimate Badshah of Bollywood, finishes 50 years in the industry today! While the baritone voice is a familiar presence in the Country now, the Angry Young Man of Bollywood had an inspiring journey. Here is taking a look at Amitabh Bachchan’s journey in the world of Bollywood in the last 5 decades!

1. Zanjeer

Zanjeer set the world of Bollywood onto a new path. While Amitabh Bachchan was already coming into his own before this film, Zanjeer gave the actor a new direction. When Amitabh Bachchan was introduced to the world of Bollywood, people had a new face to look at and admire. With the movie being all things amazing and Amitabh Bachchan being hailed as the next big thing, everyone was looking forward to something exciting. As a first movie, Zanjeer was the best thing which could happen to the Angry Young Man.

2. Silsila

From the moment Zanjeer became the super hit film that it was destined to be, Amitabh Bachchan’s success kept growing. With Silsila, his presence in the world of Bollywood was further cemented through his brilliant acting skills. His scintillating chemistry with Rekha quite literally set the rumour mill on fire, giving people a fresh new pair to look forward to everyday! A movie which wasn’t just about love, Silsila redefined the way people looked at and dealt with different circumstances. With the characters being so carefully handled, the movie just made everyone stand up and take notice of not just Amitabh Bachchan, but of Rekha as well!

3. Sholay

A movie which needs no introduction, Sholay was an Amitabh Bachchan classic film. A classic, Sholay was one of the highest grossing films released at the time and ranked first in the British Film Institute’s 2002 poll of “Top 10 Indian Films” of all time. A story about two criminals (Jeet and Veeru, played by Dharmendra and Amitabh Bachchan,) who try to capture a criminal, Gabbar Singh, this movie more than earned its place in the hall of fame. While the film initially received negative reactions when it released, the reviews quickly picked up and people started falling in love with the characters and the attention to detail the film had. Sholay was a film like never before and was perhaps one of the best performances Amitabh gave so far!

4. Don

The first and original Don, Amitabh Bachchan was a class act like no other actor. Playing a double role for the first time in his career, senior Bachchan ruled the roost with his acting skills in this movie! The third highest grossing movie when it released, this movie set the charts on fire because of how well Amitabh pulled his weight in both the roles in this movie. Classified as a golden jubilee hit by Box Office India, Don was an iconic movie in every sense of the word. The line, “Don ko pakadna mushkil hi nahi, namumkin hai,” is still popular even today!

5. Agneepath

This film had a lot of expectations riding on Amitabh Bachchan. The title for this movie was taken from a poem written by Harshvardhan Rai Bachchan (Amitabh’s father) and the film also had an extremely talented cast (Mithun Chakraborty, Madhavi, Neelam Kothari, Rohini Hattangadi and Danny Denzongpa.) The poem written by Amitabh’s father was recited at the beginning of the film and just like Amitabh’s character, the poem gives shape to the central crux of this film as well. With Big B playing the character so well, Agneepath went on to become a major cult movie in years to come!

6. Piku

Telling the story of Piku Banerjee (played by Deepika Padukone) and her father (Amitabh Bachchan,) Piku saw Amitabh Bachchan acing the character. From praising the characterisation, to loving the plot, critics and fans alike loved the movie so much, it became an instant hit the moment it released! While both Deepika Padukone and Irfan Khan added a certain impact to the movie, it was Amitabh Bachchan’s perfect portrayal of a cranky old man which added the much needed gravitas to Piku. Definitely one of Amitabh’s best performances in the recent past!

While Amitabh Bachchan was known for playing certain roles during the earlier part of his career, he grew to play different types of characters in the future years. From changing the way people saw him in cinema, to creating a positive image for himself, Amitabh Bachchan has quite literally carved a throne for himself in the world of Bollywood. Here’s looking forward to more amazing films from the Badshah of Bollywood in the coming 50 years!

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Bollywood Movies Which Didn’t Have Clichéd Endings

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Bollywood has always been the gold mine of happily ever afters and great endings. However, while most films deliver on the promise of a beautiful ending, there are some which build up to the possibility of a beautiful ending, but end up giving us something completely different. Here’s taking a look at movies which just ended in a different way than we thought.

1. The Lunch Box

A story about two people falling in love despite the unlikely circumstances, The Lunchbox has an ending which makes you rethink the idea of love itself. Two strangers fall in love through letters and when they finally decide to meet, destiny seems to have different plans. While the two hack a plan, things don’t work out the right way. However, even though the initial meeting doesn’t pan out the way it was supposed to, the open ending leaves one wondering whether the two strangers eventually meet or not. Leaving you with an uneasy feeling and wanting for more, The Lunch Box tells a story beyond the cliches and the expected norms!

2. Rockstar

One of the best movies to have been made in the recent past, Rockstar had an extremely surprising ending. A story about a rockstar fighting for his dreams and working on making his hopes come true, Rockstar depicted suffering in the most heart touching way. Despite having everything going the way it was supposed to for the main character, his journey toward the end of the film leaves one longing and wanting for more.

3. Kartik Calling Kartik

Kartik Calling Kartik had all the makings of a film leading toward a happy ending. Kartik (played by Farhan Akhtar,) falls in love with Sona (Deepika Padukone.) A series of phone calls help Kartik overcome his low confidence levels not just at work, but also help him get the love of his life. However, despite the calls helping in the beginning, they start becoming invasive and creepy toward the second half. When the calls start increasing in their intensity, Kartik starts getting worried and tries everything possible to stop the calls. More than halfway through the film, the movie switches tracks in a surprising manner. All the way through, Kartik Calling Kartik leaves you hooked to the very end of the movie!

4. Ekk Main Aur Ek Tu 

With Kareena Kapoor and Imran Khan playing the main roles, most of this film builds up to a happily ever after between the two leads. While the leads get closer because of how they deal with their respective issues, the story leads to a point where one would think they would naturally end up together. However, in a surprise turn of events, Kareena Kapoor’s character tells Imran’s character that while there may be love of a certain kind, the two were definitely not going to end up together. Talk about a surprise ending!

5. Bluffmaster

Perhaps one of the few Bollywood movies with more twists to its name than any other made so far, Bluffmaster is a film within a film. It is only by the end of the film that the protagonist (played by Abhishek Bachchan,) realises he has been part of one of the biggest cons ever! Just as you start empathising with him for everything gone wrong, the climax just pulls the rug from beneath you with a major sweep of surprise! Definitely worth a watch for the anti cliches!

When movies end in a way they aren’t supposed to, they stay remembered for a longer time. If you think we missed out on any other movies with different endings, comment and let us know!

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Remembering Madhubala, The Real Life Anarkali, On Her 86th Birth Anniversary

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Madhubala, a real life Anarkali, led as tragic a life as her famous character, Anarkali. She had beauty, money, fame and grace. She was loved, with a massive fan following. However, while the face smiled and the eyes twinkled, the sadness behind the smile was a fact not many saw. Born to Ataullah Khan, Madhubala had a very hard life in her early years.

When her father lost her job at a tobacco factory, he realised the only way to make ends meet was by signing Madhubala into the world of films. At the young age of 9, Madhubala made her foray into the world of Bollywood with the film Basant, in 1942. Madhubala’s life quite literally changed the moment she entered the film industry. Despite being only 9 years old, being exposed to the world of films and cinema helped her realise there was more to life than she thought existed. Everything she knew started to change and this young child evolved into a better version of herself.

By the time Madhubala was 16, she had more than made her presence felt in the Bollywood world. Her demure looks, coy movements and budding acting skills were becoming synonymous with a new face in the industry. However, despite being known for her skills and beauty, her failing health was suddenly being noticed. The first public display of ill health was when she puked blood for the first time (allegedly,) during the shooting of Bahut Din Huwe in 1954.

The next public sign of ill health was when she fainted while shooting with Raj Kapoor for the 1957 film Chalack. While this film never saw the light of day, it shined light on the fact that Madhubala was seriously ill. Soon after, it was revealed that the actress had a condition, ventricular septal defect, commonly called “a hole in the heart.” With no medical treatment available for the disease at the time, the actress’s health started deteriorating slowly, but surely.

To make matters worse, the actress was struggling to keep herself rooted in terms of the professional world. A fighter for love and perfectionism to the very end, Madhubala made sure that no matter what, she always stuck through with her commitments. While both the love stories of her life (with Dilip Kumar and Kishore Kumar) ended in a disastrous manner, Madhubala never really let the despair of being alone show in public. Despite her love for Dilip Kumar being so strong, the engagement ended on a bitter note. According to the rumour mill, her father was dead against their marriage. However, even when she got over the heartache of losing Dilip Kumar with her marriage to Kishore Kumar, destiny had other plans. Her illness drove a wedge between the young couple and as her health worsened, Kishore Kumar left her to quite literally take care of herself.

Despite being loved by an entire Country of people, Madhubala spent the last few months of her life alone and depressed. Although she completed all the projects she had signed in the ten years it took for the completion of Mughal E Azam, Madhubala was largely left to tend to herself. For an actress born on the day of love, it is quite a tragedy to see that she literally received no love from the people around her. From the moment she was 9 to the very last days of her life, Madhubala’s life was filled with more pain, tragedy and sorrow with which anyone could hope to live.

On the actress’s 86th birth anniversary, it only makes sense that one takes a look at her life and life history. On this note, I am turning on the radio and listening to all my favourite Madhubala tunes and I think, there is really no other way to pay a better memory to her.

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Movies To Watch With Your Partner This Valentine’s Day

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Valentine’s Day, the day it is but expected to show off the person you love with not just gestures but romantic gestures, is finally here! What can be better than snuggling in your blankets, with a big bowl of popcorn and the person you love by your side? Watching cheesy and romantic Bollywood movies! Here’s our list of movies you should watch to make the most of today with the person you love!

1. Jab We Met

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An out and out feel good, romantic movie, Jab We Met just has to be at the top of this list! One of its kind and a treat for sore eyes, this movie is all about finding the one love after kissing a handful of frogs along the way. While Geet (played by Kareena Kapoor) does all she can to find the love of her life, Shahid Kapoor runs from the life he didn’t want to have. Through the film, both Geet (played by Kareena Kapoor) and Aditya (Shahid Kapoor) come to terms with who they are as individuals and realise that at the end of the day, they make each other happier than ever. What better way to spend the day than to watch this movie knowing you have found the one through the frogs?

2. Aashiqui 2

The story of Aashiqui 2 is all about acceptance of love. No matter what the other person is going through, if you love them enough, there is always a way to make things work. Based on the life of an alcoholic singer (Aditya Roy Kapur,) who finds solace and love in Shraddha Kapoor’s character, this movie showed us that to love, is to truly believe in your better half, no matter what the world says. When a movie comes with such a strong and hard hitting message, it is only fitting to watch this movie on Valentine’s Day!

3. Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge

How many times have you watched this movie and thought of finding a man like Rahul (played by Shah Rukh Khan)? Every single time, right? Perhaps one of the most romantic movies of all times, this film tells you how even through all the obstacles, you can still find happiness with the love of your life. Going against your father for the love of your life sounds like a hard thing to do, but when push comes to shove, this movie makes you realise all is not lost. Quite literally changing the way love was seen in movies, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge should definitely be a part of the list of movies to watch with your partner today!

4. Veer Zara

While a movie which had more than its fair share of downs than ups, Veer Zara was one of the most anticipated films before its release in 2004. This film showed how two people in love, Veer (played by Shah Rukh Khan) and Zaara (played by Preity Zinta,) fought against every barrier possible and still managed to find their happy place. Veer Zaara depicted how Veer’s and Zaara’s love only grew through the years, even if they weren’t together at the time. What better movie to watch today than Veer Zara?

5. Jodhaa Akbar

A fictional story about how Akbar married and fell in love with a Rajput princess, Jodhaa Akbar was a love story set during the 16th century. This particular film had slightly lofty aspirations, showing how love blossomed not just between people of different religions, but between different kingdoms as well! Acceptance, going through every length possible because of the person you love and showing people that no matter what, the two of you are enough, is the true essence of Jodha Akbar.. A perfect love story all the way through, you would definitely be missing out if you don’t watch this gem of a film today!

6. Bajirao Masgtani

This Sanjay Leela Bhansali was all about finding love through all the adversities and rejections. Despite being a period film, this movie makes even one with a black heart melt and fall in love with the idea of love. Both Bajirao (played by Ranveer Singh) and Mastani (Deepika Padukone)  show that even though there was a whole group of people fighting tooth and nail to keep them apart, their love was strong enough to change perceptions. Showing us love knows no boundaries, Bajirao Mastani is the film you need to watch if you are going through a bad phase with your partner.  

7. Maine Pyaar Kiya

Kya tumne pyaar kiya? Nahin? Then watch Maine Pyaar Kiya to know what love and life with love feel like! With friendship as the underlying factor in this film, Maine Pyaar Kiya showed, even if you found the one you love, it is okay if they don’t love you the same way! Watch to reinforce your belief in true love and to let your partner know that no matter what, you will always be true to them!

Love, in all its different forms, is a beautiful feeling. When you experience this feeling with the person you want by your side, the feeling gets all the more enhanced. What is your favourite movie to watch with your partner today? Comment and let us know!

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Ranveer Singh’s Best Box Office Hits

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Just a day before Gully Boy, Ranveer Singh’s highly anticipated film, hits the screens, it only stands fit to take a look at his previous hits. While Alia Bhatt and the other cast have performed just as well, Ranveer Singh’s character so far seems to be stealing the show! Here’s taking a look at some of his best box office performers before the movie hits the screens tomorrow!

1. Padmaavat 

Padmaavat, initially titled Padmavati, was one of Ranveer Singh’s best performances to date. Playing the role of a king (Alauddin Khilji) obsessed with Rani Padmavati, Ranveer Singh goes above and beyond with his superb acting skills. It isn’t just us who thinks this. The box office records flat out prove this fact, with Padmaavat raking in a massive income to the tune of Rs. 302.15 crores!

2. Simmba 

Unlike Padmaavat, Simmba was an out and out entertainer. A Rohit Shetty directorial, this film saw Ranveer Singh shine bright like a diamond, in the role of a cop. Ranked among the top ten highest grossest opening films and also marking Rohit Shetty’s 8th time in the 100 crore club, Simmba was a Ranveer Singh film all the way through. Breaking more than one record at the box office, this film cemented Ranveer Singh in the field of the era of top ten actors! Simmba went on to earn a whopping Rs. 240.2 crores at the box office post its release! 

3. Bajirao Mastani 

With Sanjay Leela Bhansali directing this periodic drama and Ranveer Singh playing the role of the Maratha warrior Bajirao, one can’t but expect this film to be brilliant. A commercial and critical success in every way possible, it is now extremely hard to imagine anyone else playing the role of Bajirao the way Ranveer Singh did! Earning Rs. 184.2 crores at the box office, this was perhaps one of the most captivating performances given by Ranveer Singh.

4. Ladies Versus Ricky Bahl 

An adaption of John Tucker Must Die, Ladies Versus Ricky Bahl sees the original Ranveer Singh come alive. Playing the ultimate con man gone good, Singh perform this role to perfection. Can’t imagine anyone else playing this role, right? Neither can we! While the film didn’t do extraordinarily well on the first day, Ladies Versus Ricky Bahl still earned more than expected with its collection of Rs. 80 crores.

5. Dil Dhadakne Do 

A movie about an heir trying to figure out his way in life through all the money and drama, Dil Dhadakne Do sees Ranveer Singh in one of his most sober roles yet. Opening to a collection of Rs. 10.53 crores, the film went on to do really well at the box office with a final collection of Rs. 76.88 crores! Not bad at all.

6. Band Baaja Baaraat

Band Baaja Baaraat, Ranveer Singh’s foray into the world of Bollywood, saw the actor break all records right away. From the very moment he starts jumping, dancing and acting on the screen, there was absolutely no shadow of a doubt that Singh was a star in the making. Running a little shy of entering the coveted 100 crores club (by earning Rs. 96 crores,) this movie was a Ranveer Singh masterpiece all the way through!

With Gully Boy all set to release tomorrow, one can’t wait to see how the movie is going to turn out. If you think we missed out on some other successes by the superstar, comment and let us know!

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