When Salman Khan’s Bharat released on the 5th of June, it added another feather to his already full hat of box office hits. Call it an obsession or mania of sorts, this particular Khan makes sure every one of his movies makes an amazing mark on the audience. While Bharat may have scored massively on its first day by earning Rs. 42.30 crores, here are his other films which did just as well!
1. Prem Ratan Dhan Payo (Rs. 40.35 crores)
Directed by Sooraj Barjatiya, Prem Ratan Dhan Payo starred Salman Khan and Sonam Kapoor in the lead roles. While this film released on Diwali 2015 and not on Eid, it still did really well on its first day. Earning Rs. 40.35 crores, this movie was also one of the few films which opened at such a high number on the first day! Through its lifetime, Prem Ratan Dhan Payo earned a whopping Rs. 210.16 crores!
2. Sultan (Rs. 36.54 crores)
An Ali Abbas Zafar directorial, Sultan starred Salman Khan and Anushka Sharma in the lead roles. Not only did it earn a massive collection of Rs. 36.54 crores on its first day at the box office, it also passed the 100 crores mark three days after its release! The film did so well, Zafar and Khan decided to work their magic on as many films as possible in the future. Sultan did so well, it earned a whopping Rs. 278 crores during its lifetime!
3. Tiger Zinda Hai (Rs. 34.10 crores)
Looking at the success of Sultan, Ali Abbas Zafar and Salman Khan decided to weave their charm once again by working on Tiger Zinda Hai, their second film together. By earning Rs. 34.10 crores on its opening day, the film proved that Salman Khan’s charm is not a myth, but a fact. Incidentally, this was also Salman’s first films to pass the three hundred crores mark by earning Rs. 339.16 crores in its lifetime!
4. Ek Tha Tiger (Rs. 32.93 crores)
Despite earning slightly lesser than its sequel, Ek Tha Tiger still minted a neat little sum of Rs. 32.93 crores on its first day. Starring Katrina Kaif and Salman Khan, this Ali Abbas Zafar directorial was filled with action and was based on the life of an India RAW agent. Through its lifetime, the movie earned a grand total of Rs. 198.78 crores!
5. Race 3 (Rs. 28.50 crores)
Although this particular installment from the Race franchise was mocked and ridiculed for its over the top action sequences and dialogues, it still did quite well at the box office. By earning Rs. 28.50 crores on its first day, Race 3 showed how to make an impact, you need a star cast with Salman Khan in it, no matter what the story! By earning Rs. 303 crores during its lifetime, Race 3 was the second Salman Khan starrer to cross the three hundred crores mark at the box office!
Which of these Salman Khan movies do you like the most? Comment and let us know!
Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 First Promotional Look Out Now
Kartik Aaryan has turned into an Indian ghostbuster for his upcoming film Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2. The makers of the film released the first promotional poster for the film on June 19th.
The Luka Chuppi actor took to Twitter to share this poster.
— Kartik Aaryan (@TheAaryanKartik) August 19, 2019
Amije tomaar Shudho je tomaar 🎶 #BhoolBhulaiyaa2 ✌️☠️
@itsBhushanKumar @MuradKhetani #KrishanKumar @TSeries @Cine1Studios @BazmeeAnees @farhad_samji #AakashKaushik @BhoolBhulaiyaa2 pic.twitter.com/3Movhjd24H
— Kartik Aaryan (@TheAaryanKartik) August 19, 2019
— Kartik Aaryan (@TheAaryanKartik) August 19, 2019
In the poster, Kartik Aryan can be seen donning the famous baba look from the previous movie while wearing a bandana on his forehead. Other posters of the movie were also shared, where the actor can be seen resting on a bed of skeletons wearing funky shades.
Talking about the movie, Kartik Aaryan earlier said he is super excited to collaborate with Bhushan Kumar yet again. The actor also revealed Bhool Bhulaiyaa is one of his absolute favorite horror comedies to watch and stated the script will be absolutely hilarious.
The movie is a sequel to Bhool Bhulaiyaa (2007,) starring Akshay Kumar, Vidya Balan and Shiney Ahuja, which was an official remake of the 1993 Malayalam film Manichitrathazu. Directed by Aneez Baazme, Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 will be co produced by Bhushan Kumar, Murad Khetani and Krishan Kumar, under their banners T-Series and Cine1 Studios. Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 is expected to hit screens on July 31st, 2020 and will clash with Ranbir Kapoor’s much awaited movie Shamshera.
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Karan Johar Responds To Drug Abuse Allegations
Three weeks after the drug abuse allegations were made on him, filmmaker Karan Johar finally broke his silence on the issue. The accusations came after a video shared by Karan Johar went viral on social media, which included many prominent celebrities of Bollywood like Deepika Padukone, Ranbir Kapoor and Vicky Kaushal.
In a recent interview with film critic Rajeev Masand, Karan Johar has called the accusations baseless and ridiculous. Karan Johar said in the interview “Apparently you are not allowed to scratch your nose. Apparently, you are not allowed to put your phone in your back pocket. Apparently, a shadow of light is perceived to be some kind of powder. There were achieving members of the industry who were having an easy night out after a hard week of work, having a good time. I took that video with all the earnestness. Would I be putting out that video if there was anything happening at all, I am not stupid. I don’t react very well to these baseless accusations because that’s what they were, baseless.”
Karan Johar further added that his mother was also present at the party and said “My mother, 5 minutes before this video, was sitting with us. It was that kind of a family, happy, social gathering, where friends were sitting and having a good time and we were listening to some music, having some good food and having good conversational energy there. There was nothing else going on”
Shiromani Akali Dal leader, Manjinder Singh SIrsa accused Karan Johar of hosting a drug-fuelled party and has requested the police to take action against the celebrities. None of the celebrities present in the video have commented on the situation till now.
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Vijay Verma And Janhvi Kapoor To Star In Netflix’s Ghost Stories
Netflix recently announced a film, an anthology, named Ghost Stories. The film will bring together directors Karan Johar, Zoya Akhtar, Dibakar Banerjee and Anurag Kashyap. As per reports, Zoya Akhtar already commenced shooting for her short film and roped in Vijay Verma and Janhvi Kapoor as the leads. Zoya announced the beginning of the shoot by sharing a photo on her Instagram page.
Actor Vijay Verma previously collaborated with Zoya Akhtar for the movie Gully Boy. Starring Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt and Kalki Koechlin in lead roles, Gully Boy became one of the highest grossing movies of 2019. Vijay Verma, who portrayed the role of Moeen Arif in Gully Boy, received praises for his acting skills. Verma also recently announced he will make his international debut with Mira Nair’s A Suitable Boy.
Janhvi Kapoor, on the other hand, recently wrapped up shooting for her second film, Kargil Girl, which is based on the true story of IAF pilot Gunjan Saxena. Kapoor will also star opposite Rajkummar Rao in Roohi Afza.
The anthology film Ghost Stories will be jointly produced by Ronnie Screwvala’s RSVP Movies and Netflix. This will be their second collaboration, after the web series Love Per Square Foot, starring Vicky Kaushal.
Laal Kaptaan Teaser Released On Saif Ali Khan’s Birthday
Nawab of Pataudi Saif Ali Khan turns 49 today. To celebrate his birthday, the makers of his upcoming movie, Laal Kaptaan, released a teaser of the film.
The makers unveiled an intense teaser of the much awaited movie, in which Saif Ali Khan, as Naga Sadhu, is seen applying vibhooti to his forehead while saying, “Har Ram ka apna Raavan. Har Ram ka apna Dussehra.”
Saif Ali Khan’s look in the film was revealed on May 20th 2019. While revealing the first look of the movie, Managing Director of Eros International Sunil Lulla said, “Saif is a gifted actor and this script allows him to showcase his talent like never before. Laal Kaptaan boasts of a larger than life landscape, dramatic characters and a gripping story that makes it a first of its kind.”
Saif revealed about his preparation for the movie and said, “I even got my ears pierced for the role, which I was worried about initially. My hair has grown a lot. It bothered me throughout summer, when I was shooting in Rajasthan’s sweltering heat. It took me 40 minutes to two hours sometimes to just get into hair and make up for the part.”
Produced under the banners of Eros International and Colour Yellow Productions, Laal Kaptaan is directed by Navdeep Singh. The movie stars Saif Ali Khan and follows two brothers on their journey of revenge. Laal Kaptaan will be released nationwide on October 11th, 2019.
National Award Winner Surekha Sikri Reveals She Suffered From Brain Stroke
Recently, winners of the 66th National Film Awards were announced. Actress Surekha Sikri won the award for Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal of a quarreling grandmother in the Ayushmann Khurrana starrer Badhaai Ho (2018.)
However, the 74 year old veteran actress is not working on any new project since almost 10 months now because of health reasons. Surekha Sikri recently revealed in an interview she suffered a brain stroke a few months back after she fell and hit her head in Mahabaleshwar. Ever since then, the actress has been resting. She added the doctors assured she will be alright soon.
The actress expressed her excitement about winning the National Film Award and said, “I think it should have won the Best Screenplay Award as well as the script is the king and today content rules. The film has a family drama with a universal appeal. Bahut gharon mein relationships kuch aise hi hote hai. I am humbled that kuch logon ne mujhe is laayak samjha to give me an award. I am quite thrilled. I realised that so many people love me and it is because of Badhaai Ho, I think. The first time I won the National Award for Tamas, I was over the moon. It was a huge deal. Winning such prestigious awards changes the way people look at you, think of you. More people want to work with you.”
This was the third time Surekha Sikri was honoured with a National Film Award. She won the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress twice before, for Tamas (1988) and Mammo (1994.) Sikri is best known for her portrayal of Dadisa in the television series Balika Vadhu. Surekha Sikri gained immense recognition and appreciation for her role in Badhaai Ho as well.
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