Every year, Bollywood fans, stars, filmmakers, critics, and trade pundits wait with bated breath the fate of the films which release during long weekends, holidays and festivals. These are the kinds of films which help Bollywood generate more than 50 percent of its revenue during these holidays and a majority of the highest grossing films of the year are released during these times.It is obvious that the festival and holiday slots are booked way in advance by the top stars and these stars shuffle the release dates of their films among themselves.The Khans, Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgn and Hrithik Roshan have dominated these holiday slots during which they have churned out the biggest blockbusters of their careers. It is impossible for any other actor to clash with these superstars. Now, a lot of new generation actors are also on their way to attain superstardom. Though they still face box-office failures, overall, it is a part of their learning experience and a few of them have found success when their films released during festival /holiday season.We decided to take 6 most sought-after young actors in Bollywood today and the festivals/holidays they should their films:Ayushmann Khurrana:He has always chosen the topics which generally would've been ignored by other Bollywood actors. He had redefined the image of a leading man and is blending content with commercial cinema.He had done small films which have gone on to become hits thanks to the story as well as his performance. The Republic Day weekend is best for him as the audiences can start the year with a film that not only entertains but also educates them.Varun Dhawan:The actor is enjoying an immensely successful run at the box-office. He is always energetic, charming and entertains the audiences with his dance moves as well as comic timing. The festival of Holi is best suited for a Varun Dhawan release as the springtime means a fresh start and looking for new experiences and a Varun Dhawan film delivers just that.Tiger Shroff:The youngest actor on this list, he is on his way to becoming the next big action star of India. He has his slate full of action films and has amassed a huge fan-following thanks to his chiseled physique and work-ethic. He is giving fitness goals and inspirations to millions of his followers. Salman Khan is mostly known to release his films on Eid which are full of action and entertainment. Tiger gets the Eid slot.Sushant Singh Rajput:He has vastly experimented in his short career and has an interesting line up of upcoming films. His hits have been widely appreciated while his flops have been heavily criticised. His hits like Shuddh Desi Romance and MS Dhoni have released in September and going by his upcoming films and the ever-increasing number of his fans, he should release his films during the Independence Day weekend.Ranveer Singh:He gets the biggest slot of them all and everyone knows why. A Diwali release is widely expected to be the biggest blockbuster of the year and Ranveer lits up the screen with his powerful performance and has only improved with successive films. Diwali is the festival of lights and Ranveer's performance is nothing less than a shining star.Ranbir Kapoor:The actor gets a Christmas Day release date for his releases. He gives performance-driven roles be it in soulful films like Rockstar, Tamasha or over the top entertainers like Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani or Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani. A thinking man's actor, the winter release slot is perfectly suited for him.
February 19, 2018 05:45 IST
Nehha Pendse was one of those TV actresses who made us fall in love with her for her performance. In fact, she was great as Sanjana Madam in the serial. But the show courted controversy when the makers gave an ultimatum to Nehha to lose weight.The actress, who is famous in the Marathi film industry, was gaining weight and getting on the healthier side. So the makers told her to lose weight, otherwise, she would be replaced in the show. This caused a lot of outrage. The show has come to an end, but Nehha has also transformed herself completely and become a much healthier person. She has lost oodles of weight and looks fit and fab.Check out her amazing transformation journey here:15 PhotosGallery- In Pictures: The Glamarous Transformation Of May I Come In Madam Star Nehha Pendse!Advertisements<div class="rev-container" id="rev-gallery-16934"></div>Remember Sanjana Madam from May I Come In Madam?Uploaded by Zinia Bandyopadhyay on 19 Feb, 20181/15Yes, we are talking about Nehha PendseUploaded by Zinia Bandyopadhyay on 19 Feb, 20182/15She was told by the makers to lose weightUploaded by Zinia Bandyopadhyay on 19 Feb, 20183/15She was also threatened to be replaced if she did not get thinnerUploaded by Zinia Bandyopadhyay on 19 Feb, 20184/15She was on the healthy sideUploaded by Zinia Bandyopadhyay on 19 Feb, 20185/15The show got over, but she has transformedUploaded by Zinia Bandyopadhyay on 19 Feb, 20186/15She has got fit and fabUploaded by Zinia Bandyopadhyay on 19 Feb, 20187/15She has lost a lot of weightUploaded by Zinia Bandyopadhyay on 19 Feb, 20188/15She looks toned and fitUploaded by Zinia Bandyopadhyay on 19 Feb, 20189/15She has been pole dancing to get fitUploaded by Zinia Bandyopadhyay on 19 Feb, 201810/15She has also been doing YogaUploaded by Zinia Bandyopadhyay on 19 Feb, 201811/15She has become so much more flexibleUploaded by Zinia Bandyopadhyay on 19 Feb, 201812/15Amazing transformation!Uploaded by Zinia Bandyopadhyay on 19 Feb, 201813/15Her weight loss journey is amazingUploaded by Zinia Bandyopadhyay on 19 Feb, 201814/15We loved her transformation!Uploaded by Zinia Bandyopadhyay on 19 Feb, 201815/15Gallery- In Pictures: The Glamarous Transformation Of May I Come In Madam Star Nehha Pendse!
February 19, 2018 03:23 IST
The Khans have consolidated their power at the Indian box-office by delivering some of the highest grossing films of Indian cinema. These films have gone on to break numerous records as well as have established tons of new records that seem out of reach for 90 percent of Bollywood stars. Even after spending close to 30 years in the film industry and ruling it, no one is close to their throne.Even though they have delivered some of the biggest hits, it doesn't necessarily mean that all of their films have been good. But, due to their huge fan-following, even their flop films gross more than some films which clash with a Khan film at the box-office. These films are high on content, at least when compared to the Khan film they clashed with. Here are 13 times when a Khan film won a clash despite the presence of a good content-film:13 PhotosGallery- 13 Times When A Khan Film Won Despite A Better Content Film In A ClashAdvertisements<div class="rev-container" id="rev-gallery-16933"></div>Raees V KaabilUploaded by Aashish on 19 Feb, 2018SRK's film emerged as the ultimate winner despite receiving mixed reviews. Kaabil was praised for Hrithik's acting as well as for a gripping story.1/13Dilwale V Bajirao MastaniUploaded by Aashish on 19 Feb, 2018Even though Dilwale performed underwhelmingly at the box-office, it managed to outgross Bajirao in worldwide collections.2/13Raja Hindustani V GhatakUploaded by Aashish on 19 Feb, 2018The romantic-drama went on to become a blockbuster but offered nothing new in terms of content while Sunny Deol's Ghatak was a thrilling crime-drama. Ghatak also attained 'hit' status.3/13Love Love Love V DostUploaded by Aashish on 19 Feb, 2018The Aamir Khan-Juhi Chawla starrer won the box-office clash but Mithun's action-drama dealt with strong subjects of wildlife protection and fighting poachers and smugglers.4/13Awwal Number V Police PublicUploaded by Aashish on 19 Feb, 2018The Aamir Khan starrer was a flop, yet it collected more than Rajkumar-Naseeruddin Shah starrer Police Public which went unnoticed despite being a powerful murder-mystery.5/13Tum Mere HoUploaded by Aashish on 19 Feb, 2018One of Aamir Khan's worst films, Tum Mere Ho managed to outgross the Vinod Khanna led ensemble action-thriller CID which should have earned more.6/13Deewana Mujh Sa Nahin-Mera Pati Sirf Mera HaiUploaded by Aashish on 19 Feb, 2018The Aamir Khan-Madhuri Dixit starrer performed average at the box-office and is your typical romantic film. On the other hand, Jeetendra led Mera Pati Sirf Mera Hai is the inspiration behind many popular Indian TV soaps today.7/13Phool Bane AngarayUploaded by Aashish on 19 Feb, 2018The Rekha-Rajinikanth starrer powerful revenge-drama was defeated at the box-office by candy-floss romance Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahi.8/13Isi Ka Naam Zindagi V Jeena Marna Tere SangUploaded by Aashish on 19 Feb, 2018The Aamir Khan starrer was an over the top drama filled with a lot of cliches while the Sanjay Dutt starrer was a heartfelt love story which flopped at the box-office.9/13Baazi V Maidan-E-JungUploaded by Aashish on 19 Feb, 2018The Aamir Khan starrer was ripped off from Hollywood hit Die Hard and the film flopped. But, it managed to outgross Maidan-E-Jung, a better action film than Baaghi.10/13Mela V BulandiUploaded by Aashish on 19 Feb, 2018The Aamir Khan starrer is probably his worst film to date but it earned more than powerful family drama Bulandi.11/13Patthar Ke Phool V FarishteyUploaded by Aashish on 19 Feb, 2018The Salman Khan starrer was also the debut of Raveena Tandon in Bollywood which flopped at the box-office and the audience passed on Farishtey, an entertaining buddy-comedy.12/13Billu V The Stoneman MurdersUploaded by Aashish on 19 Feb, 2018The SRK starrer flopped at the box-office but still earned more that The Stoneman Murders, which couldn't do well despite receiving dood reviews.13/13Gallery- 13 Times When A Khan Film Won Despite A Better Content Film In A Clash
February 19, 2018 01:37 IST
Theteaserand thetrailerof Anushka Sharma's upcoming film Pari might have released and given us a hint about the film, the makers are in no mood to stop the screamers. These little videos that are of maximum 30 seconds seem to be freaking the living daylight out of us.Also see:5 Things That Came To Our Mind After Watching Anushka Sharma In The Pari Teaser!So after three such screamers, the fourth one is also out and yes, it does have its own jumpscare moment.The 22-second clip shows a woman sitting on the fence against the backdrop of a full moon night.But the point where you'll lose your s**t is when she turns. This is the evil Anushka Sharma.Check out the clip here and yes do not forget to turn your headphones on:
February 19, 2018 12:28 IST
Purab Kohli has now finally gotten hitched to longtime girlfriend Lucy Payton. The actor, who chose to be a father and introduced their love child Imaya back in 2015, was supposed to marry in 2017 but the date got pushed. He finally got hitched on 15th February 2018. The celebrations were in full swing in Goa, where the destination wedding took place.Also see:The Love Story Of Purab Kohli And Lucy Payton!The reception was held yesterday and many of Purab's Hip Hip Hurray co-stars were present at the celebrations. In facts, stars like Shabbir Ahluwalia and wife Kanchi Kaul, filmmaker Nupur Asthana and actor Rushad Rana were also present.Check out the pictures here:12 PhotosGallery- Check Out These Unseen Pictures From Heart-Throb Purab Kohli's Wedding And Reception!source :Ramit Batrasource :Ramit Batrasource :Ramit Batrasource :Ramit Batrasource :Ramit BatraAdvertisements<div class="rev-container" id="rev-gallery-16927"></div>Purab Kohli and Lucy Payton before their weddingUploaded by Zinia Bandyopadhyay on 19 Feb, 2018source :Ramit Batra1/12They look so happy!Uploaded by Zinia Bandyopadhyay on 19 Feb, 2018source :Ramit Batra2/12The couple dancing their hearts outUploaded by Zinia Bandyopadhyay on 19 Feb, 2018source :Ramit Batra3/12Purab Kohli sporting a salt and pepper lookUploaded by Zinia Bandyopadhyay on 19 Feb, 2018source :Ramit Batra4/12The dance!Uploaded by Zinia Bandyopadhyay on 19 Feb, 2018source :Ramit Batra5/12He also threw a reception party, where his Hip Hip Hurray co-stars were presentUploaded by Zinia Bandyopadhyay on 19 Feb, 20186/12The newly married groom with Kanchi KaulUploaded by Zinia Bandyopadhyay on 19 Feb, 20187/12The newly marrued couple!Uploaded by Zinia Bandyopadhyay on 19 Feb, 20188/12Lucy before the reception party!Uploaded by Zinia Bandyopadhyay on 19 Feb, 20189/12Their pictures from the wedding took everyone by surpriseUploaded by Zinia Bandyopadhyay on 19 Feb, 201810/12Amrita Puri shared the news with the world!Uploaded by Zinia Bandyopadhyay on 19 Feb, 201811/12Purab and Lucy also has a baby girl, Imaya!Uploaded by Zinia Bandyopadhyay on 19 Feb, 201812/12Gallery- Check Out These Unseen Pictures From Heart-Throb Purab Kohli's Wedding And Reception!
February 19, 2018 11:41 IST
TV serial ne Bana Di Jodi.This is a saga that has happened so many times before.Costars working together have fallen for each otherand gotten hitched. Now, one more ex-costars are going to tie the knot and we are talking about none other than Sasural Simar Ka's lead pair Dipika Kakkar and Shoaib Ibrahim.Both might have left the show, but love has remained between the two. They are going to be married by the end of this month itself. Here are all the details about their wedding:1. The dateOne of the most popular TV jodi, Shoaib and Dipika will tie the knot on 26th February!This valentines give her the perfect shade of red she deserves. ❤️❤️ #dodilmilrahehain #valentines #myvalentine #love #shoaikaA post shared byshoaib Ibrahim(@shoaib2087) onFeb 13, 2018 at 5:02am PST2. The venueThe marriage will take place in Bhopal. In fact, the couple has already left for the venue with family.IG Stories ! 💙 @ms.dipika @abhishektk366 @falaqnaazz #dipikakakar #abhisheksharma #falaqnaaz #shoaibdipika #shoaika #shoaikakishaadi #doldilmilrahehain #teamshoaibdipikaA post shared bySHΩΔIβ DIPIҜΔ ҒΔΠCLUβ(@teamshoaibdipika) onFeb 18, 2018 at 4:54am PST3. The traditions.The pre-wedding customs including the Haldi and the Mehendi will take place on 25th of February, i.e, on next Sunday. The Muslim wedding traditions will be followed and it will be a nikah ceremony.@shoaib2087 #shoaibibrahim #dipikakakar #shoaibdipika #shoaika #shoaikakishaadi #dodilmilrahehain #teamshoaibdipikaA post shared bySHΩΔIβ DIPIҜΔ ҒΔΠCLUβ(@teamshoaibdipika) onFeb 18, 2018 at 11:17am PST4. The guest-listShoaib and Dikipa wanted the wedding to be a private affair and therefore only close friends and family will attend the wedding. The couple would, however, through a reception in Mumbai once they are back and are expected to invite the small screen stars!This will be Dipika's second wedding and the preparations have already started in full swing. Check out some more pictures of the two leaving for the wedding with their families:The two also recreated the DDLJ moment!आ सिमरन आ जी लें अपनी ज़िंदगी 😘 ❤️❤️ #dodilmilrahehain #myloveA post shared byshoaib Ibrahim(@shoaib2087) onFeb 17, 2018 at 2:09am PST
February 19, 2018 05:00 IST
Bollywood has never been shy of seeking ‘inspirations’ from Hollywood. While we have no qualms getting inspired or sometimes completely ripping off a Hollywood film, there are certain genres that Bollywood steers clear off.One can always put forward the regressive argument about Indians not being ready for certain genres, the fact is with access to global entertainment being literally on our fingertips we have an entire audience base who are eagerly waiting for Bollywood to make movies on certain genres.Yes some of these genres can be touchy or even too bold and censor board might again act like a primary school teacher offering sermons on morality and decency and right and wrong, but with thespirit of fight that Bollywood directors have inculcatedin the recent times, it is not impossible.Thus, instead of copying another romantic comedy from Hollywood, here are 5 genres we wish Bollywood experiments withSpace OdysseysThe popularity of films such asGravity,Interstellarand other Hollywood space films in India is a clear indicator that Indian audiences are eagerly waiting for their very own desi space odyssey, especially now that as a country we have made benchmark progress in the field of space research. Yes, space movies are insanely expensive to make, but a country that has made Baahubali possible should not crib about that. One just needs an ambitious director backed by a solid research that would make it possible.Dissociative Identity DisorderDissociative identity disorder or Multiple Personality Disorder is a psychological condition where the patient develops multiple personalities or alter egos. One can only imagine the scope of cinematic moments that such a genre can explore. Drama, suspense and perhaps erotica- movies that explore dissociative identity disorder have everything one usually expects from Bollywood film. Especially with the on-going dialogue about mental health in the country, this would be a perfect time to explore this darker side of human behavior. Films such as Secret Window or Identity are a living testament of how powerful this genre can be.Blood and Gore FestBefore you write it off saying we have violent films, think again. Yes we have movies that show graphic violence but none of it is remotely comparable to gore fests such as Saw or Hostel. Yes, they are disturbing, but again the popularity of these films or Korean films which are known for their violent content, in our country goes to show that it is a viable movie genre that audience want to see more off. Anurag Kashyap we are counting on you for this one.Stoner MoviesOk, we know marijuana is still illegal in the country and it is perhaps not a good idea to glamourize this form of substance abuse. But, in the spirit of creativity and freedom of expression, this is one golden genre that Bollywood needs to explore. Although illegal, it is common knowledge that youth in the country has complete access to marijuana and maybe a sensitive attempt at this genre would actually help in sending message across about marijuana addiction. And one has to accept that a lot can be said in such movies that is not necessarily glamorizing the act of smoking up. Plus, the scope of VFX and comedy in this genre is unfathomable and something we are dying to see from Bollywood.GenocideWhile we can all pretend ignorance, but the truth is there are incidences in our country that can be termed as genocide or mass murder of people belonging to a certain religion, caste or race. Bollywood, which is pretty adept at making hard-hitting political dramas should have no problem in tackling the issue of genocide and it’s high time we address certain historical wrongs and making a sensitive film on it can be a huge step in that direction. We are truly done waiting for our version ofSchindler's List.
February 18, 2018 08:27 IST
Of all Ekta Kapoor serials,Kasautii Zindagi Kay has special place in all our hearts. The story of Prerna and Anurag tugged at the strings of our hearts and we still feel the same blend of love and pain when we hear the famous title montage. With Ekta Kapoor recently announcing the reprising the series once gain, we simply can't keep calm. While the magic that the original star cast wielded would remain as a precious memory, here is our list of actors who we think can totally play the iconic characters in the love saga.13 PhotosGallery- Here Is Who We Would Like To See In The Comeback Season Of Kasautii Zindagi KayAdvertisements<div class="rev-container" id="rev-gallery-16924"></div>Prerna SharmaUploaded by Avipsha Sengupta on 18 Feb, 2018Divyanaka Tripathi would be perfect for playing the character immortalized by Shweta Tiwari1/13Anurag BasuUploaded by Avipsha Sengupta on 18 Feb, 2018Gautam Rode is again the right choice for essaying the sensitive Anurag2/13Rishabh BajajUploaded by Avipsha Sengupta on 18 Feb, 2018Shabbir is perfect for playing the character that made Ronit Roy a household name3/13KomolikaUploaded by Avipsha Sengupta on 18 Feb, 2018It would be interesting to see Mouni playing the role with which Urvashi Dholakia re-defined the word vamp4/13PremUploaded by Avipsha Sengupta on 18 Feb, 2018Rithvik Dhanjani can totally nail the quirky and brooding charm of Prem5/13MuktiUploaded by Avipsha Sengupta on 18 Feb, 2018Asha Negi can bring the sweet and sensitive Mukti to life. Plus we are dying to see Rithvik and her romancing on screen after their real-life PDA6/13SnehaUploaded by Avipsha Sengupta on 18 Feb, 2018We see no reason why Jeniffer Winget can't reprise her role7/13Mohini BasuUploaded by Avipsha Sengupta on 18 Feb, 2018Narayani Shastri would be a perfect fit for playing the headstrong Mohini Basu played by Kannu Gill8/13Moloy BasuUploaded by Avipsha Sengupta on 18 Feb, 2018Mohnish Behl would be the perfect happy and supportive father9/13SampadaUploaded by Avipsha Sengupta on 18 Feb, 2018Daljit can totally nail the layered character10/13AparnaUploaded by Avipsha Sengupta on 18 Feb, 2018Nia Sharma as the obsessive Aparna would give the right swag to the character11/13DeboUploaded by Avipsha Sengupta on 18 Feb, 2018Apart from the striking resemblance, Anas Rashid is perfect to play Yash Tonk's character12/13ManekaUploaded by Avipsha Sengupta on 18 Feb, 2018Shikha Singh would be perfect to essay the role of rich and crooked character originally played by Ruby Bhatia13/13Gallery- Here Is Who We Would Like To See In The Comeback Season Of Kasautii Zindagi Kay
February 18, 2018 05:49 IST
Naagin 3 returns, but with a caveat. The hugely popular show returns minus its lead Mouni Roy and an all new cast. The rest, as the first promo of the show proves, remains unchanged. Mouni Roy and Adaa Khan, who have been part of the show for long, have been replaced by Anita Hassanandani and Qubool Hai star Surbhi Jyoti in the current season.Sharing the new promo on Instagram, a COLORS post read, “Gear up for another exciting season of the biggest blockbuster, #Naagin3! Coming soon only on Colors.” The short video shows two men carrying an unconscious woman. They dump her in the deserted campus of a temple and with snakes circling around it, we see a scary glimpse of the bloodshot eyes opening.Gear up for another exciting season of the biggest blockbuster, #Naagin3! Coming soon only on Colors.A post shared byColors TV(@colorstv) onFeb 17, 2018 at 4:40am PSTThe show is likely to go on air by March.Mouni, who has been the face of the show for long, will make her big Bollywood debut with Akshay Kumar’s Gold. The film is directed by Reema Kagti and tells the story of India’s first Olympic medal win in 1948 at the 14th Olympic Games at London. It will release on Independence Day, 2018.
February 19, 2018 11:27 IST
His every box office outing is usually a winner, his flops earn more than many hit films, and a role opposite him is on every actresses’ wishlist- we are talking about none other than the ‘Bhai’ of Bollywood, Salman Khan.A role opposite Salman Khan is often a sure shot way to success, thanks to his loyal fans, and thus many actresses do not think twice before signing a film opposite him, especially when they have worked with him once. However, there are also a few actresses who were never seen on on-screen with Salman Khan after doing one film with him.Here are the 6 we are talking aboutTwinkle KhannaWhen Mrs. Funnybones was still an actress, she starred opposite Salman Khan in ‘Jab Pyaar Kisi Se Hota Hai’. The movie did fine, but Twinkle was less than thrilled about her co-star and refused offers to act opposite Salman Khan in any other film after this.Aishwarya Rai BachchanTheir love story and break up is still one of the most talked about in Bollywood. When the pair starred in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam’ their real-life chemistry wielded magic on screen. Audiences loved them together in real as well as reel life. But the tumultuous relationship and the bitter break up that followed made sure that forget movies; Aishwarya and Salman were never even captured in the same frame again.Sonali BendreTheir on-screen pairing in ‘Hum Saath Saath Hai’ was much appreciated by the audience and people surely wanted to see more of this duo together. However, reportedly, after the whole black buck episode, Sonali refused to work with Salman again.Urmila MatondkarUrmila and Salman appeared in the film ‘Jaanam Samjha Karo’. The movie fared really badly at the box office and it was probably for the same reason that Urmila and Salman were signed opposite each other in any film thereafter.Amisha PatelAfter her super hit pairing with Hrithik Roshan, Ameesha was cast opposite none other than Salman Khan for ‘Yeh Hai Jalwa’. But yet again, audiences were not much thrilled about the pairing or the movie as it went down to be a flop. Needless to say, Ameesha never appeared in any movie opposite Bhai ever again.Juhi ChawlaTechnically, she had just a guest appearance in ‘Deewana Mastana’ against Salman Khan and that was the only time we saw the two together on-screen. Come to think of it, it is surprising that two superstars of that time never really worked together in a film. While some assumptions can be made, no one really knows the reason behind Salman and Juhi never working together.
February 18, 2018 04:59 IST