Whether it’s theexotic locations, thedreamy wardrobesor thestunning visuals effects- Bollywood has never shied away from having open strings of the purse. While there have been several films in Bollywood thatdelivered a gem on a shoe-string budget, mostly commercial Bollywood cinema has been associated with an extravagant display of wealth.While there is no dearth of expensive films, songs or dresses in Bollywood, the amount of money that were just spent these single scenes will make your jaw hit the floor. Read on!SaahoRecently the bi-lingual film starring the Baahubali starPrabhasshot an important action scene for his upcoming filmSaaho. They crashed 37 cars and 5 trucks to give the action scene a grand and real appeal. If reports are to be believed then the scene alone cost a whopping 90 crores! We will let that sink in for a while.Robot 2.0The sequel toRajnikanth’s 2010 Robot, Robot 2.0 is not only one of the most awaited films but also one of the most expensive films ever made in India. There is supposed to be a fight sequence in the film between Rajnikanth andAkshay Kumarand the producers have shelled out about 20 crores to shoot just that one sequence. We surely can’t wait for the epic to hit the screens!BaahubaliBaahubaliwas a grand visual treat, unlike anything we have ever seen in Indian films before. The grandeur of epic war scene during the climax of the film was almost unreal and the makers have to pour in a staggering 15 crores just on that one scene!Baahubali 2: The ConclusionThe sequel of the Baahubali did the unthinkable! After seeing the first part of Baahubali we never thought that grandeur could be any grander, but Baahubali 2: The Conclusiondid exactly that. The climax of the nearly doubled the thrill and visual extravaganza of the first film and the budget seem to support the thought. The makers spent nearly double, which is 30 crores on the epic climax war scene of Baahubali 2: The Conclusion. Yes, you read that right!DishoomAmidst all these stupendous amounts, 3 crores might sound like a small amount, but this is the first time so much was spend on just a chase sequence. The sequence also happens to be one of the longestchase sequencesin Bollywood with a 12-minute running time!
May 22, 2018 05:38 IST
Ranveer and Deepika might never say it out loud, but there’s hardly anyone who would disagree that the dazzling duo from Ram Leela is in love. While many speculate that the duo might get married later this year after dating for almost 5 years now (Yes it’s been that long!), we are still waiting to hear when will we see them romance on screen yet again.Their chemistry is something that cannot be missed and Padmaavat though was huge at the box office but did not satisfy the Deep-Veer fans as the duo shared not even one scene in the movie. While we hope some Bollywood director hears us and recalls what a casting coup it would be, we reimagined Bollywood’s most loved couple, Ranveer and Deepika in the posters of these iconic Bollywood romances.Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge -It's not too hard to think of Ranveer stepping into the shoes of a goofy Shah Rukh Khan as Raj in the epic romance that our generation just cannot get over. Deepika will sure nail it as Simran and we think these two are just perfect to recreate the movie on the screen.Hum Apke Hain Kaon- This one is a film that we don't just love as individuals but we have whole families in love with this Barjatiya extravaganza. Madhuri and Salman stood out as the protagonists who were very much in love, and the only two who can do justice to characters in today's time would only be Ranveer and Deepika.Maine Pyaar Kiya -Salman Khan's boyish charm and Bhagyashree's shy self, the film charmed everyone away. Well, Deepika Ranveer would be too cute to see in the movie if it were made again!Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam -Salman and Aishwarya were epic in the Sanjay Leela Bhansali film and we hope and pray that the day he plans to remake the film he would cast his favorite Bollywood duo in it.Raja Hindustani -The powerhouse performers Ranveer and Deepika can totally take on this Aamir Karisma romance from the 90's. We can almost imagine Ranveer dancing to, 'Inna sona tenu rab ne banaya'..Ghulam -Aren't we dying to see Ranveer and Deepika recreate 'Ae kya bolti tu?' Just for the sheer love for the song we definitely feel that they should give it a shot.Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak - Fans will definitely agree that we want to see Deep - Veer together qayamat se qayamat tak, but till we wait for the happy news, we will make do with a remake of this Aamir Juhi film.If not these we are surely hoping to hear the news of some movie of them together.
May 23, 2018 11:46 IST
Ranbir Kapooris one of the hottest properties in Bollywood right now. The actor has completed more than 10 years in the industry and is undoubtedly one of the biggest film stars in the country. He debuted withSanjay Leela Bhansali's Saawariya and went on to star in films likeRaajneeti,Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani,Ae Dil Hai Mushkiletc.Ranbir's career has seen both the highest of the highs and the lowest of the lows. This rollercoaster performance from his films at the box-office has prevented him from attaining true stardom. Of the 16 films he has done, 8 have been hits while 8 have been flops. On the other hand,Varun Dhawanhas 10 out of 10 hits in his filmography right now.There's no doubt about the fact that Ranbir is an exceptional actor and he has wowed the audiences with his performances in films likeRockstar,Barfi,Tamasha, Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year etc. but somehow the box-office has given him mixed results. If it were any other actor, he'd have probably switched over to web series/TV or the industry would have relegated him to play supporting/sidekick type of characters but not with Ranbir.Here we decode what makes Ranbir Kapoor such an attractive commodity in Bollywood:Project Selection:If one looks at Ranbir's choice of projects, they have been pretty daring for a Bollywood actor. Like others, Ranbir could have also stayed in his comfort zone and would have churned out hits in romantic/comedy genre, but he has experimented a lot which has made him a go-to choice for many directors.He has worked with directors like Ayan Mukerji, Karan Johar who are known to dish out wholesome entertainers and has also worked with Anurag Kashyap, Shimit Amin, directors who are known for a different kind of cinema.Acting:Ranbir is miles ahead of his competition and is one of the best actors working in the industry. With performances in films like Barfi, Tamasha, Rocket Singh, Rockstar, and Rajneeti, he has proven his mettle as an actor and one of the reasons of his continuing popularity is that he's a damn good actor. Other actors did not get offers after yielding mixed results for more than 10 years but Ranbir's acting talent keeps him in filmmakers' radar.Youngster:The Kapoor lad is 35 and has a charming personality along with boy next door looks and is amongst one of the most popular younger actors in Bollywood. The industry is ruled by the Khans and actors like Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgn etc who are either 50 or will turn 50 soon. After that, the next popular crop of Bollywood actors is in the range of 30-35 and the number of bankable actors is still pretty less.Networking:The actor has always been known to be a great prankster amongst his friends and has maintained a calm head and maintained his connections pretty well with everyone in Bollywood. In an industry known for some major beef between prominent personalities, Ranbir has great relations with his exes as well. He has gelled well with everyone and these strong relationships have offered him his upcoming films as well: Sanju, Shamshera, Bramhastra and Luv Ranjan's next.Surname:The Kapoor surname is amongst the most powerful surnames in Bollywood. Ranbir is the 4th generation of Kapoor clan who is a huge star and along with Kareena Kapoor, strongly leads the torch of talent for the Kapoor family. The media glare and fan attention is always going to be there as long as he keeps churning out one great performance after other.
May 22, 2018 03:31 IST
Mental Disorder. The moment someone uses this phrase, they suffer the chance of being labeled. In fact, even though it is a known fact that so many of us have or are suffering from mental disorders, it is not given as much importance as physical illness. Words like depression are used with much less gravity than they should be and consulting a psychologist is something that very few of us opt for.But thanks to our celebs, the taboo around mental illness has started to reduce. There have been a number ofBollywood celebs who have opened up about their experiences of mental disorderand how they overcame it. In fact, our TV celebs have also come forward and revealed how they suffered and got over mental illness. They have spoken about it at large and proved that we, the common people, are not the only ones. Here are 5 TV celebs who opened up about mental disorders:1. Shama Sikander1. Shama SikanderShama Sikanderis one of the most prominent Tv personalities who has opened up about her bipolar disorder. While she revealed that she still finds it difficult to even talk about the experience, she also wants to reach out to people suffering the same fate. She said,"It's the most difficult thing I have done in my life. I don't even know how I survived! I still wonder how strong I must be to be able to survive. I have always been unashamed of my life and not very afraid of sharing it to the world as well to a great extent."She also said:"For one year I did not even know what was happening to me so, I had no idea and I just used to feel very dark, gloomy and sad. I did not know what was the reason behind this, but I felt directionless. I felt hopeless and I hope that never happens to anybody because hope is what we survive on and if we don't have hope we have nothing. The feeling was so dark that I would wake up at night and start crying without knowing why I am crying. Only someone who has gone through it can understand and how I feel it is."2. Kapil Sharma2. Kapil SharmaKapil Sharmahas always found himself at the wrong side and from one of the most popular comedians, he has now become the one who is muddled in controversies. The first began whenKapil had a fallout with Sunil Grover. It got worse after one of hisconversations with a journalistwas leaked. But Kapil Sharma had made it very clear that he is suffering from depression. He said,"I actually went into depression. I had stopped drinking to get fit for the film. I lost 12 kg. And if you drink after losing weight, even two pegs act like five. I love my team, I get anxious when I don't see them. I cannot detach myself. I went into depression."3. Ridhi Dogra3. Ridhi DograMany might not know butRidhi Dograalso suffered from depression and said that most of the creative people have both the poison and antidote of depression within them. She wrote on Indianwikimedia and said,"A couple of years ago I was voluntarily saying no to every role or television show because I had set higher goals for myself and was looking for work that would challenge me as an artist. When I got exhausted from the lack of such work coming my way, instead of accepting the mediocrity all around I ended up feeling pretty low on self-worth. Some of the symptoms of depression are a constant feeling of self-pity, self-doubt, losing interest in everything around, being numb to feelings of happiness or sadness, unexplainable mood swings."4. Sidharth Sagar4. Sidharth SagarComedian Sidharth Sagarwas suffering from a bad phase in his life and he was so entangled in it that he finally decided to come out and address his problem to the media. He revealed how he was extremely close to his mom, but things suddenly changed. He revealed,"There came a time when I started feeling really low and I had put on weight. And since I was trying to stop smoking, I was taking too much coffee. Soon I realised, I was depressed. My speech slurred and I was in a bad zone. When I told my parents about it, they said that they have put me on medicines for bipolar disease. I was shell-shocked when I heard it. I know about bipolar and I didn’t have any of the symptoms and here my parents were giving me drugs by mixing it in my food."He blames his mother for this phase and also revealed that he got into substance abuse to get out of depression!5. Divyajyotee Sharma5. Divyajyotee SharmaRemeber Chachi of Dil Bole Oberoi. Yes, Divyajyotee Sharma too suffered from depression and that too for 5 years. In an interview with TOI, she revealed that"I always wanted to be an actress. I used to do theatre in Delhi but family responsibilities had put a pause to my career. It is only after my divorce, due to unfortunate reasons, that I decided to come to Mumbai and test my luck. I didn't know where to take my life after the divorce, and becoming an actor was the only hope for me. In 1998, I came to the city of dreams and bought my own house, and only then I informed my parents that I have shifted. I couldn't gather courage to move forward after my divorce. Despite my brave attempt to move to a strange city, I was in depression for five long years."While these celebs courageously fought back from their mental disorders and depression, a young and talented actress like Pratyusha Banerjee ended her life! Talking about mental illness is important and do so before it is late!
May 22, 2018 03:15 IST
From beingShah Rukh Khan’s little bundle of joy to becoming a beautiful young and intelligent lady, we have literally seenSuhana Khangrow up in front of our eyes.Apart from being showered with praises by the likes ofShabana Azmifor her role as Cinderella in a play and partying with coolest in the town, Suhana creates a ripple in the cyberspace due to her fashion sensibilities. Her style mantra is classy, chic with just the right amount of fun that adds the teenage spunk to her wardrobe. Often spotted clad in some of the most sought-after brands, Suhana’ssartorial choicesare often as extravagant and they are gorgeous.Here are some of the most gorgeous fashion outings of Suhana Khan which prove that she is a princess who knows how to dress like one.11 Photosthese pictures of suhana khan prove that she is a princess who knows how to dress like one
May 22, 2018 02:24 IST
Bollywood is one of the largest film producing industries in the world and every year a big number of actors debut in the industry. The Debutante crop includes both the star kids as well as the newcomers who don't have any godfather in the industry. The trajectories of every actor are different and very few are able to make it to the top.A lot of Bollywood actors often open their own production houses as well while some of the prominent producers working today are running the production houses established by their parents/grandparents etc. Every year, there is a big frenzy in the media about the star kids who will be making their debut and the established actors and producers take it upon themselves to introduce these star kids. Here are a few Bollywood celebs and the number of star kids they have launched:Salman Khan:The actor has launched a huge number of actors and actresses in the industry. Sonakshi Sinha, Athiya Shetty, Sooraj Pancholi are some major star kids that he has launched.Karan Johar:The famed director/producer has launched Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, Ananya Pandey, Ayan Mukerji and Punit Malhotra.Aditya Chopra:The YRF honcho has introduced a galaxy of talent in Bollywood both in terms of star kids and newcomers. Arjun Kapoor, Sasha Agha, Shazahn Padamsee, Aadar Jain, and Prithviraj are the star kids he has launched.Mahesh Bhatt:The famous director/producer has launched actors such as Pooja Bhatt and Emraan Hashmi in Bollywood.Sajid Nadiadwala:The producer and head of Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment introduced Jackie Shroff's son Tiger Shroff's in Heropanti which was a big hit.Dharmendra:The actor launched his sons Sunny and Bobby Deol in the industry. He also launched Abhay Deol and Twinkle Khanna in Bollywood as well.
May 22, 2018 01:30 IST
Neha Dhupia is on fire right now. After she left us all pleasantly surprised by suddenlytying the knot with BFF Angad Bedi, she has come back on the forefront with a bang. The ex-Miss India was the cover girl for Maxim for the month of May and the pictures of her cover photoshoot have just hit the internet. And boy, Neha is all set to make our jaws drop. Not just does she look drop dead gorgeous, but she is killing it with her oomph and confidence.Check out her pictures here:11 Photosin pictures neha dhupia stuns in the first photoshoot post her wedding
May 22, 2018 12:48 IST
Whether it because we meet them in our drawing every day or the fact they are an integral part of our daily lives, there is a connection we share with our TV celebrities that is so special. It is perhaps for the same reason that when two of our favorite stars start dating each other we simply can't get enough of them together.Just seeing them together takes our breath away, then you can only imagine what their PDA moments do to us. Here are 12 celebrity couples of TV whose PDA would make every singleton out there go green with jealousy.12 Photos12 television couples whose pda would make every single person out there really jealous
May 21, 2018 08:48 IST
Behind the glitz, the glamour and the madness of Bollywood, how often do we stop to think the earth-shattering amount of money that goes into this business of creating, buying, selling and more importantly inspiring a thousand dream? Well, the answer is a lot.Being the biggest film industry in the world in terms of volume surely does not come cheap. We can all look at the artistic or the entertainment aspect of it, but the truth is it is a business that involves an unfathomable amount of money. Although the burden is equally shared by everybody involved with the business, the major chunk recovering this money falls on the leading men of Bollywood. Yes, it is perhaps sexist, but it is also true.Playing the biggest gambles of their lives every Friday, these are the leading men of Bollywood and the amount of money that is riding on them based on their upcoming films.Salman KhanSalman KhanTopping the list is none other than Bhaijaan with a whopping 405crores riding on him with 3 upcoming films. Race 3 with a budget of 120 crores, Dabbang 3 with a budget of 85 crores and Bharat with a budget of 200 crores means the Khan has to earn more than 405 crores at the box-office if he does not want the producers to bear huge losses. But looking at the box-office history of Salman we are more than sure that it is a safe gamble.Ranbir KapoorRanbir KapoorNext on the list our the Kapoor scion Ranbir Kapoor who needs to earn a whopping 400 crores at the box office with 4 upcoming films just to break even. Sanju at 110, Shamshera at 120, Brahmastra at 100 and Luv Ranjan's untitled next at 80 crores are the upcoming ventures of Ranbir.Varun DhawanVarun DhawanWith his streak of successful films, Varun Dhawan is probably one of the safest bets in Bollywood right now. The star has four upcoming projects which include Sui Dhaaga, Rannbhoomi, Kalank, and ABCD3. Though we only know the budget of Sui Dhaaga which is 100 crores, looking at the mega scale of the projects it is safe to assume that the budget of the other three would be at least 100 crores each or more, which means Varun will have to rake in more than 400 crores to not fail his producers.Aamir KhanAamir KhanHis upcoming film, Thugs of Hindosthan is one of the biggest projects of Bollywood at the moment. the budget of the film is 210 crores which pack a solid punch of star power that includes Amitabh Bachchan, Katrina Kaif, and Fatima Sana Sheikh. given the star power of the movie and Aamir's record at the box office, we are sure that the producers of the film will surely be happy and rich at the end of it all.Ranveer SinghRanveer SinghWith two projects in his kitty, Gully Boy and Simmba, Ranveer Singh is responsible for earning about 205 crores given the budget of the films are 55 crores and 150 crores respectively. But again, knowing him and his box-office record, this is a relatively small bet to be placed on him which he will surely deliver upon.Shahrukh KhanShahrukh KhanWith just one film in his list of upcoming ventures, Zero, 150 crore is the amount which is riding on Shahrukh Khan, which we are sure he will be able to recover.Akshay KumarAkshay Kumarthe Khiladi of Bollywood is also busy with two upcoming films, namely Gold and Kesari. The budget of the films are 90 crores and 50 crores respectively, which means 140 crores is riding on him.
May 21, 2018 07:59 IST
Although we are just 5 months into 2018, it feels likeso much has happenedin this last 5 months, especially in Bollywood. From a slew of weddings, some planned and some that surprised us entirely to pregnancy announcements or just budding romance, Bollywood has given us so many adorable moments that have put a smile on our faces.18 Photos18 happy and emotional pictures of bollywood that would put a smile on your face
May 22, 2018 10:43 IST