When a 17 year old girl won the Miss World Pageant in the year 2000, the whole world was left spellbound. How it was possible that a girl so young could reach the top without any grooming or training and achieve such incredible success, was a fact not many could understand. Priyanka Chopra, also known as PeeCee, is a self made woman who has time and time again proven to the world that it is not things like connections or having a strong man behind you that make you successful, but who you are and what the world sees you as that makes you great. As the gorgeous lady is all set to tie the knot with American heartthrob and singer, Nick Jonas, here’s looking at all the times PeeCee proved us her worth.
1. Her choice of movies
From Aitraaz (2004) to Baywatch (2017,) PeeCee has done more number of unconventional roles than any other actress in the industry. All her characters have a strong sense of self, a trait which is loud and clear by the way Priyanka Chopra acted in these movies. In fact, even in her lighter movies (Dostana and Dil Dhadakne Do,) Chopra made sure she made a strong point through her character. In fact, it is fair to say the lady has picked movies that appeal not only to a large target audience, but to the emotional side of people as well.
2. Her stance on being true to yourself
Time and time again, Priyanka Chopra has said things that show how true she is to herself as a woman first and then, an actress. From buying her own diamonds, to breaking the glass ceiling, PeeCee’s goals are set quite high in life. So true is this that when PeeCee was asked where she saw herself ten years ago, her answer was simple and to the point: “To global domination.” Well, with her fingers dipped into the delicious cookie jar of Hollywood, it is safe to say this prophecy might very well come true.
3. When she told us to listen to our heart
The first time PeeCee surprised the world was when she played a negative role in a film like Aitraaz, despite being a new face in the industry. It was the success of this film that reinforced PeeCee’s policy of listening to your heart. Recently, her mother said PeeCee was so confident about who she was as a person, that she lost more than ten films just because she didn’t like the way she felt about them.
4. Learn to be you
A true risk taker right from the very beginning, Priyanka Chopra taught us taking risks is not a bad thing at all. From playing negative roles at the very beginning of her career to taking up roles that broke stereotypes, PeeCee has always done what she thought worked for her, showing everyone around there was power in taking risks and being true to yourself!
5. Be strong and bold
Whether it is the things she says, the people she dates (now marrying soon,) the clothes she wears or the movies she picks, everything about Priyanka Chopra makes a statement. She is here, she is now and she is more than ready to voice her opinion when needed. In Bollywood, when one is constantly watched, judged and ridiculed for their public statements, this trait is quite a unique one.
By being one of the most vocal actresses in the industry and side stepping the double edged sword of nepotism, PeeCee has shown everyone the importance of living life on your own terms. If you think we missed we missed out any other lessons from Priyanka Chopra, comment and let us know!
Dabangg – A Franchise Spanning A Decade
With Salman Khan successfully delivering a box office hit with Dabangg, the film went on to become a franchise with Dabangg 2 and the newly released Dabangg 3. The films rode on the back of Salman Khan, who essays the role of a police officer named Chulbul Pandey. As Dabangg 3 released today, let us have a look at how the franchise spawned and is still ruling after a decade.
Dabangg was Arbaaz Khan’s first foray as a producer under Arbaaz Khan Productions. Sonakshi Sinha also marked her debut in Bollywood with Dabangg. This movie was released on September 10th, 2010. Salman Khan played the lead role of a corrupt and fearless police officer named Chulbul Pandey, while Sonu Sood played the role of the antagonist.
The film portrayed how Chulbul Pandey explores his relationship with his stepfather and stepbrother while pursuing his duties as a police officer. This film became a huge hit, thanks to many things going right for it. Salman Khan was spot on in portraying the fearless police officer, while Sonakshi Sinha was spot on as Rajjo, Salman Khan’s love interest and later, his wife, in the film. The dialogue “Thhappad se darr nahi lagta saahab, pyaar se lagta hai” by Rajjo is still fresh in the minds of the audience as are the songs Hud Hud Dabangg and Munni Badnaam Hui.
The film went on to win the Best Film award at the 56th Filmfare Awards and won 5 other awards at the same ceremony, with Sonakshi Sinha taking home the award for the Best Female Debut. Sonakshi Sinha later explained how she was approached by Salman Khan at a function to play the role of Rajjo and how she lost 30 kg of weight to prepare for the movie. The film raked in a net domestic collection of Rs. 1.41 billion. Dabangg was also adapted in Telugu as Gabbar Singh, with Pawan Kalyan playing the lead and in Tamil as Osthe.
Following the critical success of Dabangg, a sequel was released on December 21st, 2012. Dabangg 2 marked the directorial debut of Arbaaz Khan. Salman Khan and Sonakshi Sinha reprised their roles as Chulbul Pandey and Rajjo respectively. Prakash Raj played the role of the antagonist, Thakur Bachcha Singh, replacing Sonu Sood. This film was set in Kanpur, where Chulbul Pandey is in charge of a local police station. Dabangg 2 follows the story of how Chulbul Pandey deals with Bachcha Singh’s confrontations and ultimately arrests him and kills him. The songs Dabangg Reloaded and Fevicol Se went on to become commercial hits, earning play time at a lot of parties and events. Dabangg 2 went on to become the second highest grosser of 2012, trailing behind Ek Tha Tiger, which also starred Salman Khan as the lead. Salman Khan won the Best Actor award at the Filmfare Awards. The film accumulated a net of Rs. 1.55 billion. This is the movie which saw Salman Khan acting in a sequel for the first time in his 22 year old career.
Following a long gap of 7 years, this franchise, spanning nearly a decade, came to an end, with the final installment releasing on December 20th, 2019. Salman Khan and Sonakshi Sinha reprise their roles from the previous installments, while Kichcha Sudeep plays the role of the antagonist. This movie follows the story of a younger Chulbul Pandey and the experiences which shaped him to become ‘Robinhood Pandey.’ He has a confrontation with Balli (Sudeep) after busting his prostitution racket. The film then follows the plot of good versus evil and how Chulbul Pandey manages to save the day in the end.
Dabangg 3 is a fitting end to the franchise and is likely to become a hit, if Salman Khan’s popularity with the Indian masses is to be taken into consideration.
Friendship Day 2019 – Evergreen Bollywood Dialogues About Friendship
Friendship is the most celebrated bond in the world and in Bollywood as well. With movies like Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998,) Dil Chahta Hai (2001) and 3 Idiots (2009,) Bollywood taught us many things about friendship. Here’s a list of dialogues from Bollywood movies which perfectly describe every shade of friendship.
Evergreen Bollywood dialogues about friendship
1) Tyaag (1977)
“Purani zameen, purana makaan aur purana dost, jitna zyada purana ho jaye utna hi zyada yaad aata hai.”
2) Maine Pyar Kiya (1989)
“Dosti ka ek usool hai madam—no sorry, no thank you.”
3) Andaz Apna Apna (1994)
“Do dost ek pyale mein chai piyenge, isse dosti badti hai.”
4) Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998)
“Pyar dosti hai. Agar woh meri sab se achchi dost nahin ban sakti, to main usse kabhi pyar kar hi nahi sakta. Kyun ki dosti bina toh pyar hota hi nahi.”
5) Dil Chahta Hai (2001)
“Ya toh dosti gehri hai, ya yeh photo 3D hai.”
6) Footpath (2003)
“Kabhi kabhi dosti nibhane ke liye, doston ke saath thodi dushmani bhi karni padti hai.”
7) Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003)
“Pyaar ka pehla kadam dosti hai aur aakhri bhi.”
8) 3 Idiots (2009)
“Dost fail ho jaye to dukh hota hai, lekin dost first aa jaye to zyaada dukh hota hai.”
9) Shootout at Wadala (2013)
“Dosti ka koi mazhab nahi hota hai.”
10) Ae Dil Hai Mushkil (2016)
“Pyaar mein junoon hai, par dosti mein sukoon hai.”
Friends are the most important thing in our life and our safety cushions when life kicks us hard.
Which of these dialogues made you miss your friends even more? Comment below and let us know.
Arjun Patiala Trailer Out Now
The trailer of Arjun Patiala, starring Kriti Sanon, Diljit Dosanjh and Varun Sharma, released today and by the looks of things, this one is a laughter riot all the way through!
From the very beginning, the leads were promoting the film through funny tit bits and videos, keeping everyone guessing about what to expect from their movie. Watch the trailer now and see what we mean!
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— Bhushan Kumar (@itsBhushanKumar) June 20, 2019
The trailer opens with a voice over of the iconic radio jockey, Ameen Sayani, introducing the movie. Juxtaposed with scenes from Ajay Devgn’s Singham and Ranveer Singh’s Simmba, Ameen’s voice over introduces Arjun Patiala as the 145th cop film in Bollywood!
Honest to the very minute, the trailer introduces Diljit Dosanjh’s character (Arjun Patiala) as a cute cop, Kriti Sanon (Ritu Randhawa) as the supremely dramatic heroine and Varun Sharma (Onida Singh) as the hero’s cop friend. Just like Arjun, Onida also has a hilarious story to his name and through the trailer, one gets glimpses of how his childhood was.
With Ritu being a crime reporter and Arjun and Onida playing the roles of small time cops, the trailer is action packed and filled with at least half a dozen bad guys. Talking about the film, Kriti Sanon said , “I feel it’s a completely different kind of a comedy. It’s a slightly spoofy kind of a comedy. I don’t think that kind of a take on comedy has been done before.”
Directed by Rohit Jugraj, and produced by Bhushan Kumar and Dinesh Vijan under their T-Series and Maddock banners, this movie is touted to be a goofy cop comedy. Arjun Patiala is scheduled to hit the screens on the 26th of July, so stay tuned!
Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas Release Date Announced
Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas, a Sunny Deol directorial, has a new release date. Marking the debut of Sunny Deol’s son, Karan Deol, the movie is going to release on 20th September this year.
This movie also marks the entrance of a new face, Sahher Bambba. While Karan is all set to play the male lead in the film, Sahher is going to play the female lead.
— Sunny Deol (@iamsunnydeol) June 18, 2019
Initially scheduled to release on 19th July, Sunny Deol postponed the release of the film because of his political commitments. The film will now not have a solo release date and will clash with Sonam Kapoor’s The Zoya Factor.
A source working on the film said in a statement, “Ever since his victory in Gurdaspur last month, Sunny has been busy taking stock of the situation and planning various measures that need to be implemented in the city. Knowing the important role that a debut vehicle plays in an actor’s career all too well, Sunny doesn’t want to give divided attention to Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas. So, he thought it best to push the love story by two months.”
A romantic movie shot extensively in Manali and Mumbai, Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas will be presented by Dharmendra and is produced by Zee Studios.
Stay tuned for more updates.
15 Years Of Lakshya – Bollywood Movies About War
Remember how Hrithik Roshan grew up and joined the Indian Army to inspire the rest of us in Lakshya? As today marks 15 years since the release of this film, here is taking a look at some war movies which were not just about the lives of Indian soldiers but also about war and what the soldiers went through:
Directed by Farhan Akhtar, Lakshya told the story of Lieutenant Karan Shergill, who leads his squad to victory by capturing a territory taken over by Pakistan. While war does play a crucial role in this movie, the other issue with which this film deals is how people grow when faced with responsibility. From facing real life issues head on, to understanding the discipline and time which goes into becoming an adult, Lakshya is a true tribute to war and soldiers.
2. Ab Tumhare Hawale Watan Sathiyo
Directed by Anil Sharma, Ab Tumhare Hawale Watan Sathiyo tells the story of how terrorists attacked the holy temple of Kedarnath. Apart from the story about this attack, the film also talks about how a man joins the Indian Army for a few years before moving to the United States. However, after he joins, he realises the amount of effort which goes into being a soldier and from then on, everything about his life changes. Everything about this movie is heartwarming and shows how much people can do when pushed into a corner.
3. LOC Kargil
Based on the Kargil War fought between India and Pakistan, LOC Kargil was directed by J.P. Dutta. A step by step account of everything which happened during the Kargil War, the film brings to the fore the hardships of war and what soldiers go through on a daily basis. A multi layered story, LOC Kargil talks about the soldiers who made the entire operation a success. Everything about this movie made you not only respect the amount of effort soldiers put into the war but also how much personal sacrifices they make for their country.
Unlike the other films, Airlift tells the story of how a businessman helps evacuate Indians in Kuwait who are stuck there during the invasion of Kuwait by Saddam Hussein. While this is one of the primary issues about which this movie talks, Airlift also looks at how the lead puts his personal life aside to help his fellow countrymen when in need. A true patriotic movie, Airlift makes you fall in love with how far people can go to help their countrymen when required.
Director J.P. Dutta’s shot to fame, Border was based on the Indo Pakistan War of 1971. Touted to be one of the best war films to have been released, this movie showed what our soldiers went through to make our country a safe place. From night patrols to killing men at gunpoint, Border makes you realise how deep the spirit of patriotism runs in a soldier’s blood.
If you think we missed out on any other great movies about war and soldiers giving their lives to protect their motherland, comment and let us know!
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