When it comes to the infamous ‘s’ word, Bollywood usually likes to keep it subtle and pious. Although we have come a long way from flowers kissing and milk boiling over, graphic sexual content still does not float easy. While intimacy in the form ofromance or even erotica has become a lot bolder, disturbing sexual scenes are something Bollywood usually tries to steer clear of. However, there are a few rare films which dealt with the subject of sexual violence or other disturbing facets of the act. Here are 5 that shook us to our core.MatrubhoomiFrom bestiality to gang rapes, this movie is difficult to watch even for people with strongest stomachs. Set in a backdrop where female foeticide has rendered villages entirely devoid of feminine presence, the movie explores the sexual frustration in the most disturbing way possible. The scene where Tulip Joshi is raped by the entire village is almost impossible to digest.Udta PunjabTo callUdta Punjabdisturbing would be an understatement of the highest order. The mental and sexual torture that Alia’s character goes through is especially difficult to watch. In a particular scene, when she is being abused under the influence of drugs and her inner self is shown to spiral down into a bottomless abyss is not only a cinematic gem but seriously a scene that haunts forever.AjjiThis lesser-known movie takes the rape-revenge saga notches higher. After her granddaughter is brutally raped by a local man of power, the girl’s ‘ajji’ or granddaughter sets out to seek revenge. Although the real scene of the incident is not shown, but the girl screaming and bleeding on the bed is enough to scar you for life. In another scene, the perpetrator is shown humping a mannequin and making guttural noises which tell the audience the amount of brutality the little girl must have suffered.Bandit QueenShekhar Kapoor’s Bandit Queen has been one of the most controversial movies to have come out of Bollywood. Apart from the rampant violence and the full frontal nudity, the scene where Phoolan is gang-raped takes graphic sexual violence on another level.Raman Raghav 2.0This is another movie that will keep you depressed days after you have watched it. Although it is difficult to choose one disturbing scene from this movie, but the scene where Raman’s sister approaches him for intimacy to save the life of her son and husband will leave you shaken for forever. Although scene itself is not explicit, the dialogues, the actions and the whole tension in it is difficult to bear with.
February 15, 2018 02:23 IST
Even though love is a feeling that cannot be contained in just a day,Valentine's Dayis a special day for those who want to celebrate their loved ones. Like most of us, our TV celebs also remain excited to celebrate the day with the ones they truly love. Even if they might not be able to spend the entire day with them, thanks to their hectic schedule, they never forget to wish their beloved.Like every year, this year too TV celebs made us go 'aww' with the cute pictures they shared on their social media handles. While some were romantic, some went quirky in their wishes. Check out the pictures your favourite TV celeb posted this Valentine's Day (all pictures have been taken from Instagram):20 PhotosGallery- Here's How Your Favourite TV Celebs Expressed Love On Valentine's Day!Advertisements<div class="rev-container" id="rev-gallery-16845"></div>Shoib Ibrahim and Dikipa KakkarUploaded by Zinia Bandyopadhyay on 15 Feb, 2018The two went all lovey-dovey. If rumours are to be believed, they'll tie the knot this month!1/20Hina Khan and Rocky JaiswalUploaded by Zinia Bandyopadhyay on 15 Feb, 2018They had a fun day out since it was also Rocky's birthday on 14th February.2/20Aashka and BrentUploaded by Zinia Bandyopadhyay on 15 Feb, 2018The picture they shared looked straight out of a fairytale!3/20Sanaya Irani and Mohit SehgalUploaded by Zinia Bandyopadhyay on 15 Feb, 2018They seem to be lost in each other's eyes.4/20Prince Narula and Yuvika ChaudharyUploaded by Zinia Bandyopadhyay on 15 Feb, 2018The fiances were shooting together5/20They have also become the brand ambassadors for Manyavar MoheyUploaded by Zinia Bandyopadhyay on 15 Feb, 20186/20Nakuul Mehta and Jankee ParekhUploaded by Zinia Bandyopadhyay on 15 Feb, 2018They shared a very cute picture!7/20Bharti Singh and Harsh LimbachiyyaUploaded by Zinia Bandyopadhyay on 15 Feb, 20188/20They look so adorable in ths pictureUploaded by Zinia Bandyopadhyay on 15 Feb, 20189/20Suyyash Rai and Kishwer MerchantUploaded by Zinia Bandyopadhyay on 15 Feb, 201810/20Indraneil Sengupta and Barkha BishtUploaded by Zinia Bandyopadhyay on 15 Feb, 2018The two are holidaying!11/20Divyanka Tripathi and Vivek DahiyaUploaded by Zinia Bandyopadhyay on 15 Feb, 2018They celebrated Mahashivratri instead of Valentine's Day with this picture!12/20Karan Patel and Ankita BharghavUploaded by Zinia Bandyopadhyay on 15 Feb, 201813/20Ashish Sharma and Archana Taide shared this passionate picUploaded by Zinia Bandyopadhyay on 15 Feb, 201814/20They are one hot couple of TV, we must say!Uploaded by Zinia Bandyopadhyay on 15 Feb, 201815/20Newly wed Gautam Rode and Pankhuri are honeymooningUploaded by Zinia Bandyopadhyay on 15 Feb, 201816/20They are in Kerela!Uploaded by Zinia Bandyopadhyay on 15 Feb, 201817/20Karanveer Bohra and Teejay SidhuUploaded by Zinia Bandyopadhyay on 15 Feb, 201818/20Karan Mehra and Nisha RawalUploaded by Zinia Bandyopadhyay on 15 Feb, 201819/20Sanam Johar and Abigail Pande showed love through this quirky picture!Uploaded by Zinia Bandyopadhyay on 15 Feb, 201820/20Gallery- Here's How Your Favourite TV Celebs Expressed Love On Valentine's Day!
February 16, 2018 01:44 IST
The trailer of Pari is finally out and we are super stoked. After piquing our interest with theteasers,the trailer actually gives us a hint of what the story could be and here are some of the pointers that we picked up from the trailer. The movie is all set to release on 2nd March 2018 and is going to be a debut venture of director Prosit Roy and is being produced by Anushka Sharma's production house Clean Slate Productions and Kriarj Entertainment.Cult/Satan WorshipThere is a glimpse in the trailer of a group of people behaving possessed. From the looks of it, the movie is probably based on some form cult or Satan worship that probably goes wrong. There aren’t too many Indian films that have explored this genre, thus if Pari actually delves into this and manages to handle it well it would be the film’s biggest USP and can greatly contribute to its success.The eerie atmosphereFrom the teasers and now from the trailer it is clear that the camera and lights in the movie is being used to create an atmosphere of gloom and eeriness that will continue throughout the film. The mystical feeling is adding to the sense of foreboding.Anushka’s CharacterAnushka’s character is probably an orphan that Parambrata probably decides to help and her backstory is surely going to be interesting and would probably form the crux of the story. The answer to what has gone wrong in the film probably lies in her characters’ past.The Mysterious ManAnushka’s character believes that some man is trying to kill her and the next scene shows a mysterious man putting red ink in his eyes with an earbud, which can probably be another reference to cult rituals.Anushka Sharma and Parambrata Chattopadhyay’s ChemistryWhile Sharma looks a crazy blend of pretty and scary, Paramabrata Chattopadhyay’s character is also looking interesting. The duo who would be sharing the screen for the first time has managed to pull off an unsettling chemistry that is looking totally in sync with the feel of the film.Catch the trailer here and tell us if we missed out on something:
February 15, 2018 12:05 IST
The magnitude of popularity that Hollywood films have attained all over the world is still unmatched by any other country's film industry. The Superhero films have gained a massive following thanks to studios like DC and Marvel doling out 3-4 to half a dozen films in a year to keep the fanboys and geeks happy. These films are made on huge budgets ranging from hundreds of millions of dollars in production and marketing.These films boast of hordes of talent and almost every actor from Hollywood is now a part of either of the studios. It is not just Marvel or DC but there are other film studios also who have rights to some of the most popular Superheroes and they are also coming up with their own films. But, not all of these films have been a Dark Knight or Spider-Man 2 and some of them have been really underwhelming irrespective of their high box-office returns. Here are 15 Superhero films which didn't live up to expectations:15 PhotosGallery- 15 Superhero Movies Which Didn't Live Up To The ExpectationsAdvertisements<div class="rev-container" id="rev-gallery-16835"></div>Superman ReturnsUploaded by Aashish on 15 Feb, 2018The Bryan Singer directorial was a mild success upon its release and received mixed reviews from the critics who pointed out the length and poor action sequences. Also, the film was criticized for being dull.1/15Avengers: Age of UltronUploaded by Aashish on 15 Feb, 2018The sequel to The Avengers earned a lot of money but the film was criticized by almost everyone from critics to fans. The film was overstuffed with characters and had a weak villain as well as a feeble story.2/15CatwomanUploaded by Aashish on 15 Feb, 2018The film starred Oscar Winner Halle Berry and was made on a budget of 100 million USD but flopped badly at the box-office and made only 82 million USD.3/15The Amazing Spider-Man 2Uploaded by Aashish on 15 Feb, 2018The Andrew Garfield starrer suffered from its length as well as including a lot of characters leaving a little room for Spider-Man/Peter Parker's character arc.4/15Batman V SupermanUploaded by Aashish on 15 Feb, 2018DC's offering was blasted by critics and divided the fans and the film had underwhelming box-office returns.5/15Captain America: The Winter SoldierUploaded by Aashish on 15 Feb, 2018The film became too political and had few action scenes which made it boring.6/15Suicide SquadUploaded by Aashish on 15 Feb, 2018Another DC offering that was blasted by the critics, the film hardly focused on any other character other than Deadshot and Harley Quinn and made a joke of Joker.7/15Iron Man 3Uploaded by Aashish on 15 Feb, 2018The Robert Downey Jr. starrer managed to earn more than a billion dollars but the film barely featured Iron Man scenes (approx 20 minutes).8/15Kick Ass 2Uploaded by Aashish on 15 Feb, 2018The sequel to the 2010's surprise hit suffered from a botchy script and direction.9/15Green LanternUploaded by Aashish on 15 Feb, 2018The Ryan Reynolds starrer was praised for its visual effects but criticized for everything else mostly for being too goofy and non-serious.10/15Man of SteelUploaded by Aashish on 15 Feb, 2018The Zack Snyder directorial was criticized for its story, acting and almost everything else. The film showed way too much destruction and also showed Superman killing the villain (Superman has vowed not to kill).11/15Justice LeagueUploaded by Aashish on 15 Feb, 2018DC's latest offering was hammered by the critics and fans for its story, length and direction.12/15Fantastic 4 (2015)Uploaded by Aashish on 15 Feb, 2018The film was disowned by its director Josh Trank who was fired by the studio and was criticized for its story.13/15Thor: The Dark WorldUploaded by Aashish on 15 Feb, 2018The sequel to Thor was directed by Game of Thrones alum Alan Taylor and was praised for its visual effects but was criticized for having a weak villain, script and hardly any role for Natalie Portman.14/15The Amazing Spider-ManUploaded by Aashish on 15 Feb, 2018The Marc Webb directorial took too many liberties from the source material and showed Peter Parker as a cool skateboarding teenager, something which really didn't went well with critcs and fans.15/15Gallery- 15 Superhero Movies Which Didn't Live Up To The Expectations
February 15, 2018 12:20 IST
Days after treating fans with a teaser of his comeback show, TV star Kapil Sharma has unveiled the title of the show that is set to be aired on Sony Entertainment Television. The exact date for the show’s premiere is yet to be announced but an Indian Expressreportsuggested it could arrive by March end.Sharing the name of his show on Instagram, Kapil wrote, “need ur best wishes :) coming soon.”need ur best wishes :) coming soon 🙏A post shared byKapil Sharma(@kapilsharma) onFeb 13, 2018 at 7:27pm PSTConfirming that Sunil Grover won’t be part of the show, the Indian Express report claimed Kiku Sharda and Chandan Prabhakar will be seen on Family Time. The report further claimed that the show might involved some interactive games for the audience, on the lines of The Hollywood Squares. “Sony TV and Kapil recently had a meeting and discussed on the comeback of the show. With Kapil now fit and fine, he is raring to go, and entertain his audience in his own inimitable style. The show is expected to launch by end of March,” it quoted a source as saying.An official spokesperson from the channel had said in August 2017, that since Kapil had been under the weather, they had “mutually agreed to take a short break,” and that they would start shooting again once he recovers completely. The announcement came after months of rumours that Kapil’s alcoholism was taking a toll on his career. It was said that he cancelled shoots with many Bollywood actors.Kapil also had his second Bollywood release Firangi in November and he wanted to spend time on the promotions. The film failed at the box office.Nonetheless, Kapil, who has started shooting for the comeback of his TV show, is optimistic. “I feel very nice that people love me so much. I wanted to come on TV, and not even dreamt of being in films. Now, I have done both...I feel very nice and hope this love keep pouring and I keep on doing the good work,”he told IANS.
February 15, 2018 12:49 IST
We all love to dance to the tunes of Bollywood and the ability to perfectly mimic the step of our favorite stars is a matter of pride for us. But what about the ones whose brainchild are the hook steps that rule the dance floors of pubs and rocks the stages of wedding sangeets?Yes, we are talking about the ace choreographers of Bollywood who make the stars dance to their tunes. We surely had no doubts about the dancing talents that they have, but most of them are also rolling in millions. Here are some of the most sought-after choreographers of Bollywood and their net worth. Be prepared for some surprises.14 Photos14 Choreographers of Bollywood and Their Net Worth That Will Surely Surprise YouAdvertisements<div class="rev-container" id="rev-gallery-16833"></div>Terence LewisUploaded by Avipsha Sengupta on 14 Feb, 2018The handsome choreographer is worth Rs.3 crore1/14Chinni PrakashUploaded by Avipsha Sengupta on 14 Feb, 2018They don't call him a veteran for nothing. His net worth is 257 Crores2/14Farah KhanUploaded by Avipsha Sengupta on 14 Feb, 2018The choreographer turned director is worth 52 Crores3/14Saroj KhanUploaded by Avipsha Sengupta on 14 Feb, 2018Her poise and 'adahs' are priceless, but her estimated net worth is 32 Crore4/14Remo D'SouzaUploaded by Avipsha Sengupta on 14 Feb, 2018Another choreographer turned director, his net worth is 45 Crores5/14Ashley LoboUploaded by Avipsha Sengupta on 14 Feb, 2018Aa favorite of many his net worth is 6 Crores6/14Bosco MartisUploaded by Avipsha Sengupta on 14 Feb, 2018The stylish dude is worth 84 Crores7/14Ganesh AcharyaUploaded by Avipsha Sengupta on 14 Feb, 2018The award-winning choreographer's net worth is 33 Crores8/14Ahmed KhanUploaded by Avipsha Sengupta on 14 Feb, 2018Yet another one to go the director route, his net worth is 20 Crores9/14Ganesh HegdeUploaded by Avipsha Sengupta on 14 Feb, 2018He is priced at 130 crores10/14Geeta KapoorUploaded by Avipsha Sengupta on 14 Feb, 2018Everybody's darling, Geeta Ma is worth 20 Crores11/14Prabhu DevaUploaded by Avipsha Sengupta on 14 Feb, 2018Make way for the king. Prabhu Deva's net worth is an astounding 512 Crores12/14Shiamak DavarUploaded by Avipsha Sengupta on 14 Feb, 2018He is not only one of the most coveted, but also one of the richest with a whopping 160 Crores net worth13/14Vaibhavi MerchantUploaded by Avipsha Sengupta on 14 Feb, 2018Although we could not be sure of her exact net worth, the lady charges 25-30 lakhs per song.14/1414 Choreographers of Bollywood and Their Net Worth That Will Surely Surprise You
February 14, 2018 07:27 IST
Though India is duly obsessed with Bollywood, one cannot forget that there is a thriving space for regional cinema in this country as well, which comes up with many unknown gems. But just like Bollywood, regional cinema is not immune to censorship troubles as well. In fact, explicit content and legal battle with censor board is one thing which makes sure that regional films make it to national headlines. Here are 6 regional films that ran into trouble and made headlines due to their explicit and controversial content.GanduIt’s a given that a movie titled ‘Gandu’ would not be a family entertainer, however, India was not ready for the explicit content that the Bengali film made by director ‘Q’ put on screen. Though the movie garnered rave reviews in the festival circuit, it made a lot Indians uncomfortable.NudeThis was one Marathi movie that made headlines recently. Based on the lives of women who work as nude models for artists ran into trouble with Information and Broadcasting ministry and was taken down from Indian International Film Festival.ChatrakThe sex clip of this Bengali film went viral due to explicit sexuality. Actress Paoli Dam was duly shamed for a scene that showcased oral sex. The issue went so massive that even national media went on to host debates to discuss the film.Sexy DurgaThe Malayalam movie by Sanal Kumar Sasidharan was slammed for the controversial title that could hurt religious sentiments. The makers of the movie finally decided to change the name to S Durga to ensure that the movie could see the light of the day.KuttrapathirikaiThis Tamil movie made to national headlines as it dealt with the sensitive issue of Rajiv Gandhi’s assassination and Sri Lankan civil war. Although the movie was made in 1991, it was finally released in 2007 after a long legal battle.Kaum De HeereThis Punjabi film is still banned in India as of today. Directed by Ravinder Ravi revolves around the assassination of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. The film seemed to glorify Beant Singh,Satwant Singh and Kehar Singh, the ones who murdered Indira Gandhi and thus was banned from releasing in the fear of causing disruption of law and order in the country.
February 14, 2018 04:19 IST
Nobody can disagree that in our country love and romance is defined by Bollywood. When it comes to showing on-screen romance, Bollywood does not shy away from bringing exotic locations into the picture that adds to the aesthetic appeal of romance. However, it is not possible for mere mortals like us to whisper sweet nothings into the ears of our standing atop the snow-clad Alps or propose to them in the picturesque islands of Greece or Italy. But do not lose your heart, because no matter which part of India you are in, we are sure that there are plenty of location in and around your city that is as romantic as any exotic Bollywood location. Here are 15 places you can plan your Valentine's Day date in that are not only Bollywood approved but also won't burn a hole in your pocket.15 PhotosGallery- 15 Valentines Day Date Inspirations That You Can Take From Bollywood Films That Won't Cost You A BombAdvertisements<div class="rev-container" id="rev-gallery-16819"></div>Moulin Rouge, Kolkata, ParineetaUploaded by Avipsha Sengupta on 14 Feb, 2018This is the cafe where Girish treats everyone in Parineeta. Of course, you won't find 60s Jazz era anymore, but it is romantic enough for a Valentine's Day with a classic and vintage feel1/15Rohtang Pass, Jab We MetUploaded by Avipsha Sengupta on 14 Feb, 2018If you are in and around North India, a trip to Rohtang Pass is an excellent idea for Valentine's Day weekend. Also, while you are at it make sure to re-create some scenes from 'Yeh Ish Haye'2/15Fisherman's Cove, Chennai, YuvaUploaded by Avipsha Sengupta on 14 Feb, 2018A quaint island with adequate facilities for water sports, this island where Anjaana Anjaani from Yuva was shot, is perfect for a couple who are total beach bums3/15Keventer's Cafe, Darjeeling, BarfiUploaded by Avipsha Sengupta on 14 Feb, 2018The restaurant located at the Darjeeling Mall area is the one where Barfi tries to explain his feelings to Shruti in Barfi. Nestled between the mountains and famed for his simple yet delicious cuisine, it would be so perfect for a V-day date.4/15Manali, Yeh Jawani Hai DeewaniUploaded by Avipsha Sengupta on 14 Feb, 2018Whether you want it to be a friends trip like the movie or just a romantic Valentine's Day getaway with your bae, Manali won't disappoint.5/15Golconda Fort and Qutb Shahi Tombs, Bobby JaasosUploaded by Avipsha Sengupta on 14 Feb, 2018The romantic track 'Tu Mera Afsana' was shot in these locations in Hyderabad. There is always something special about visiting historical places with your loved one.6/15Leopard Beach Tented Camp, Rishikesh, AishaUploaded by Avipsha Sengupta on 14 Feb, 2018Again, you can invite your friends or be just the two of you but this one is a great idea. Just imagine looking at the stars lying outside your tents with river flowing nearby. Can it get more romantic?7/15Zoo, Fukrey 2Uploaded by Avipsha Sengupta on 14 Feb, 2018Ok I know that the Chu Cha's date wasn't very thrilled about the choice, but if you both of you enjoy fauna zoo is not actually a bad idea for a Valentine's Day date8/15Doraha Sarai Fort, Ludhiana, Rang De BasantiUploaded by Avipsha Sengupta on 14 Feb, 2018If it was good enough for Madhavan and Soha, it should be good enough for you to choose this picturesque fort as the backdrop when you pop the question this Valentine's Day.9/15Small Towns of Goa, Finding FannyUploaded by Avipsha Sengupta on 14 Feb, 2018If celebrating Valentine's Day on the beaches of Goa seems too mainstream for you, then take cue from this movie and discover quaint little towns in Goa and indulge in some laid back romance10/15Amber Fort, Jodha AkbarUploaded by Avipsha Sengupta on 14 Feb, 2018Don't you want to make her feel like a Queen on Valentine's Day? What can be a better fit for your queen than a real royal fort?11/15Shore Temple, Mahabalipuram, 2 StatesUploaded by Avipsha Sengupta on 14 Feb, 2018A temple might sound like an awkward place for a date, but haven't you planned watching a sunset holding his/her hand at this beautiful location where Krish and Ananya finally get married?12/15Taj Mahal, Jhoom Barabar JhoomUploaded by Avipsha Sengupta on 14 Feb, 2018Always remember, the difference between a cliche and classic lies in the execution. For a couple madly in love with each other and everything romantic and Bollywood, there can be no location more suited than Taj Mahal for a Valentine's Day date13/15Marine Drive, Mumbai, Wake up SidUploaded by Avipsha Sengupta on 14 Feb, 2018For a couple whose heart in set in Mumbai, Marine Drive would probably hold a lot of memories. Re-live those this Valentine's Day14/15Jaipur, Shudh Desi RomanceUploaded by Avipsha Sengupta on 14 Feb, 2018Nothing better than a tour of this beautiful and exotic city on Valentine's Day and savoring its many charms, just like Raghu and Tara did in the film. In fact, taking a tour of your own city is not a bad idea either.15/15Gallery- 15 Valentines Day Date Inspirations That You Can Take From Bollywood Films That Won't Cost You A Bomb
February 14, 2018 01:28 IST
Pari seems to be really going on us. After the terrific screamer and teaser that were released one by one, the makers have released yet another screamer ahead of Valentine's Day. The short 33-second clip does start with an I Love You but by the end, you will want to close your eyes. And if you are watching this with your partner, then beware!Well, this screamer also has Parambrata Chatterjee in it. It reiterates the part that Anushka's character is haunted by some spirit who has taken her identity. The Anushka V/S the bloodied and scary Anushka is what can totally make you scream.Check out the teaser here:So it is a spirit who has taken Anushka's identity or it some twin sister who had long been dead and has returned for some reason. Well, we will only get to know that on 2nd March.Let us know what you thought about the teaser in the comments below.
February 14, 2018 11:06 IST
Priya Prakash Varrier is the new favourite of the netizens. Thanks to her viral eyebrow dance and that wink and smile, she has now become the most searched celeb on Google, ahead of Deepika Padukone and Sunny Leone. And if you haven't had enough of her wink and smile yet, here is something that will make your Valentine's Day even more special.The teaser of Oru Adaar love, the film that had the song, was released. And it was all about Priya Varrier and her killer expressions, once again.In the teaser, she not just winks once again, but this time also sends a flying kiss in the most hatke andaaz. In fact, not just the boy crushing on her in the film, we feel that all the boys, once again, will be left dead!Check out the teaser here:We can only fathom what a hit the film is going to be. But on a serious note, haven't we had enough of Priya now and should just wait for the film to release? Well, share your thoughts in the comment section.
February 14, 2018 10:29 IST