Holiday season is always quite lucrative for Bollywood, especially when big ticket films arrive with top superstars. 2018 is no different, what with almost all major holidays already been booked by some major biggies. Let's take a look.Lohri (13th January) - Mukkabaaz, 1921, Kaalakandi (all release on 12th January)This weekend could well have seen some major films releasing, given the fact that Tiger Zinda Hai would already have completed three weeks and PadMan/Aiyaari were still two weeks away. Still, surprisingly not many superstars chose this Friday. Nonetheless, it has given space to some really interesting films to arrive instead, what with Mukkabaaz, 1921 and Kaalakandi making it a three-way clash at the Box Office.Republic Day (26th January) - PadMan, AiyaaryLast year this weekend saw the massive clash of Raees and Kaabil. This year it is time for Brothers 'jodi' of Akshay Kumar and Sidharth Malhotra to find themselves on the opposite sides of the fence with PadMan and Aiyaary hitting the screens. Both films are quite different from each other. Former is a social drama with hygiene as the central element whereas latter is a spy thriller from the house of Neeraj Pandey.Holi (2nd March) - Drive, Hate Story 4Karan Johar seems to have picked this slot well. Last year he struck gold with Badrinath Ki Dulhania which brought audiences into theaters on this festive occasion. This year he is bringing Sushant Singh Rajput and Jacqueline Fernandez's Drive, an adrenalin pumping action thriller. On the other hand there is a surprise in store in the form of Hate Story 4 which is an erotic drama with Urvashi Rautela as the femme fatale.Good Friday (30th March) - Sanjay Dutt's biopic and BlackmailOne of the biggest releases of the first quarter of 2018 is set to be Rajkumar Hirani's next, the Sanjay Dutt biopic. Though one still waits to hear about the title of the film, intrigue is already building around the Ranbir Kapoor starrer. Meanwhile, there is another film releasing alongside by the name of Blackmail. After Hindi Medium, Irrfan Khan would be back again and this time he has Kirti Kulhari for company.Vaisakhi (13th April) - OctoberTraditionally, Vaisakhi hasn't really seen any major biggies hitting the screen. However, this could well turn out to be a much sought after date as in 2018 Varun Dhawan would be bringing his October on this festive occasion. Directed by Shoojit Sircar, this one is a musical romantic tale with an edgy feel to it. Given the kind of popularity that Varun enjoys amongst youth and family audience, the timing is right as well.Eid (15th June) - Race 3 and Fanne KhanEid and Salman Khan are synonymous of each other, it is as simple as that. The superstar has admitted that bringing Tubelight on this festive occasion was a catastrophe. However, rest assured he would strike in a major way with Race 3. He would be seeing competition in the form of Fanne Khan though which has Aishwarya Rai Bachchan coming up with Anil Kapoor and Rajkummar Rao. It is going to be a massive Eid!Independence Day (15th August) - GoldAkshay Kumar has already blocked plans for Gold to arrive on the Independence Day. This is well much in continuation to the supremacy that he enjoys on the national holiday, as seen in Toilet - Ek Prem Katha and before that Rustom as well. This time around he would be bringing to fore yet another patriotic tale and that too with a sports backdrop. The fact that it is set in a period era makes it even more interesting.Gandhi Jayanti (2nd October) - Sui Dhaaga – Made In India (releases on 28th September), Vishal Bhardwaj’s film with Deepika Padukone and Irrfan Khan (planned for 2nd October)Since Gandhi Jayanti falls right in the middle of the week, there are two films vying for attention. First to arrive would be Sui Dhaaga - Made In India, a Varun Dhawan and Anushka Sharma starrer, which releases on the Friday before that. However, as for the Tuesday holiday of Gandhi Jayanti, talks are on that Vishal Bhardwaj's yet-untitled next with Deepika and Irrfan could well arrive on this major national holiday.Dussehra (19th October) - Ajay Devgn and Luv Ranjan'srom-comYet another untitled film of the year is the one where Ajay Devgn gets into a romcom avatar for director Luv Ranjan. The date chosen is right too with festivities kick-starting for Dusshehra. So far, there is no competition yet for this date and hence Ajay has the ground wide open to make merry. However, as the year progresses, it won't be surprising if there is some re-juggling in the arrival dates for other films.Diwali (7th November) - Thugs of HindostanMany moons ago, Yash Raj Films and Aamir Khan booked plans for Thugs of Hindostan. Though intermittently there were talks that Ajay Devgn could well be bringing his Indra Kumar starrer Total Dhamaal on this date, none of that is happening and the Aamir Khan film is seeing a clean run. One can well assume that quite a few records would be broken and history would be rewritten once the film hits the screens.Guru Nanak Jayanti (23rd November) - Super 30Hrithik Roshan arrived on the big screen quite a while ago when his Kaabil released on the Republic Day weekend. Now he would be seeing next, Super 30, arrives in theaters on the occasion of Guru Nanak Jayanti. The festive day hasn't really been much in demand for the Bollywood folks as yet but the release of Super 30 could well change that for years to come.Christmas (25th December) - SRK-Aanand L. Rai's next and (tentatively) Kedarnath (release on 21st December)Inarguably the biggest holiday of the year, as evidenced in records that are set time and again, 25th December is arriving in the middle of the week. Hence, the new releases are arriving a Friday earlier or later. The one to take the lead is Shah Rukh Khan and Aanand L. Rai next film which features former in a double role. While the film would indeed open huge, one waits to see if Kedarnath continued to stick to this date.
December 31, 2017 12:46 IST
It is not just your office which is wearing an empty look as year draws to a close and people head out to celebrate New Year and enjoy a much deserved break. Bollywood celebs have also left Indian shores and are all set for a holiday before the push and pull of 2018 begins.Other than the stars who have commitments in India or are performing on New Year’s Eve, others have their plans in place and airport looks all sorted out. Here are Bollywood celebs and their holiday destinations…Deepika PadukoneAfter the Padmavati protests, Deepika has decided to soak in some culture and has chosen Austria as her destination of choice. As we came across pictures of Deepika going incognito in Austria on social media, the actor herself focussed on art and culture.Our Ninja Deepika Padukone spotted somewhere 🤣❤️🏃🏻 #deepika #deepikapadukoneA post shared byDeepika Padukone Fanpage(@deepika.padukone.fanpage) onDec 25, 2017 at 4:10am PSTfrom my 1st ever midnight mass...Merry Christmas everyone!❤️A post shared byDeepika Padukone(@deepikapadukone) onDec 24, 2017 at 5:12pm PSTAkshay KumarCape Town it is for Akshay and family. The Padman actor and wife Twinkle spent their last New Year break in South Africa and liked it so much that they chose it again this year. Here is what they have been up to there…#HappinessIs... meeting an old friend and starting exactly where you left off :) Nitara meets Valentino 2.0 😉A post shared byAkshay Kumar(@akshaykumar) onDec 23, 2017 at 7:41pm PSTKareena Kapoor and Saif Ali KhanAfter celebrating son Taimur Ali Khan’s birthday and the family Christmas party, Kareena and Saif with the adorable Taimur have left for their favourite holiday spot, Europe.Saif Ali Khan, Kareena Kapoor and sleepy Taimur Ali Khan leave for new year holidays abroad #photooftheday #kareenakapoor #saifalikhan #taimuralikhan #mumbai #india #airport #travel #family #love #favorite #bollywood #kareenakapoorkhan #instalove #instalook #instadaily #monday #paparazzi #manavmanglani @manav.manglaniA post shared byManav Manglani(@manav.manglani) onDec 25, 2017 at 12:34pm PSTEmraan HashmiEmraan Hashmi and his family have chosen Singapore as their destination of choice this year.Virat Kohli and Anushka SharmaAnushka Sharma will accompany husband Virat Kohli as he heads to South Africa with the Indian cricket team. After celebrating the New Year together, Anushka would return to India to honour her film commitments.
December 26, 2017 03:03 IST
The Kapoor family celebrated their annual Christmas get-together on Monday, and pictures from the lunch were shared online by members of Bollywood’s first family. Karisma Kapoor took to her Instagram and shared pictures of her kids, her parents, sister Kareena Kapoor and Kareena’s son, Taimur Ali Khan.In one picture, three generations of Kapoors posed together - Randhir and his wife Babita, Kareena and her husband Saif Ali Khan, their son Taimur and Karisma’s two kids, Samaira and Kiaan. She captioned the picture, “#christmaslunch #family.”Karisma similarly provided social media updates from Taimur’s recent first birthday party, held at Pataudi Palace. The family had decided to hold its get-together after the death of Shashi Kapoor on December 4 as they believe the show must go on.There were also pictures of Rishi Kapoor and his wife Neetu arriving for the bash, bearing huge gifts.On Sunday, many Bollywood celebs such as Shah Rukh Khan, Alia Bhatt, Farhan Akhtar, Malaika Arora Khan, Sonakshi Sinha, Katrina Kaif and Neha Dhupia attended directorKaran Johar’s Christmas bash.See pictures from the Kapoor party here:The 🌟 of the Christmas lunch ❤️❤️❤️❤️A post shared byneetu Kapoor. Fightingfyt(@neetu54) onDec 25, 2017 at 4:00am PSTPics! Kareena Kapoor celebrating christmas with her familypic.twitter.com/ndLwrejfM2— Kareena Kapoor Khan (@KareenaMania)December 25, 2017#christmaslunch🎄🎉☃🎁#family❤️A post shared byKK(@therealkarismakapoor) onDec 25, 2017 at 3:06am PSTWith the grand lady 👵🏼 #greatgrandma#greatgrandkids💕💕#christmascheer🎄🎶🎄#familylunchA post shared byKK(@therealkarismakapoor) onDec 25, 2017 at 3:16am PSTRishi and Beautiful Neetu Kapoor at Kapoor’s annual Christmas party at #Shashikapoor house in Juhu #neetukapoor #rishikapoor gift for #taimur #taimuralikhanA post shared byA Stars Real Life(@astarreallife) onDec 25, 2017 at 2:38am PSTCelebrating #Xmas 🎄. #Kapoors #SaifAliKhan #TaimurAliKhan #KareenaKapoorKhan #KarismaKapoor #RandhirKapoor #ArmaanJain #AadarJain #RishiKapoor #NeetuKapoorA post shared byHELLO! India(@hellomagindia) onDec 25, 2017 at 2:18am PSTRishi Kapoor with wife Neetu and son Ranbir Kapoor also attended the do.
December 26, 2017 10:07 IST
Actor Sagarika Ghatge and cricketer Zaheer Khan had a quiet registered marriage on November 23. However, looks like they aren’t done yet. The lovely couple has been posting pictures from their honeymoon in Maldives. Needless to say, they are beautiful.Their post-wedding photos have consistently been featured everywhere. The pictures and videos from their parties and reception have been appreciated by fans.With the focus clearly having shifted to another actor-cricketer jodi, Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli, one would have thought that Sagarika and Zaheer’s nuptial has taken a back seat. However, a look at these pictures will certainly help refresh memories.This one is a couple which loves all things related to sports. Check out this picture where Sagarika and Zaheer, along with another person (possibly an instructor), go diving in the deep blue seas.Here’s how Sagarika captioned it: “Thrilled to have completed our first dive . See the happy faces @zaheer_khan34”Thrilled to have completed our first dive . See the happy faces 🌊 @zaheer_khan34A post shared by Sagarika (@sagarikaghatge) onDec 8, 2017 at 2:42am PSTIn other pictures, they seem to be enjoying the calm azure blue waters.Finally here 😊 😌 @ayadamaldivesresortA post shared by Sagarika (@sagarikaghatge) onDec 7, 2017 at 1:30am PSTView 😍A post shared by Zaheer Khan (@zaheer_khan34) onDec 7, 2017 at 4:28am PSTNot to be left behind, Zaheer too posted a few photos, one being of wife dear, gazing at the blue horizon.He captioned it: “Mrs enjoying the setting sun.”Mrs enjoying the setting sunA post shared by Zaheer Khan (@zaheer_khan34) onDec 8, 2017 at 5:03am PSTAfter a low-key wedding, the couple followed it up by two high-profile parties. Sagarika and Zaheer then held a mehendi ceremony and finally a reception on November 27.With the Mrs 😉A post shared by Zaheer Khan (@zaheer_khan34) onNov 25, 2017 at 9:32pm PST23.11.2017 ❤️A post shared by Sagarika (@sagarikaghatge) onNov 23, 2017 at 7:29am PSTEarlier this month, they featured on the cover of Harper Bazaar Bride and looked very much in love.
December 10, 2017 01:55 IST
Actor Devoleena Bhattacharjee is currently enjoying her holiday in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.“I’m enjoying my time before getting back to work. I want to enjoy travelling and exploring different destinations. After some family trip now I’m on a vacation to Andaman and Nicobar Islands with my friends,” she said in a statement.The actor, who gained popularity playing Gopi bahu in Saath Nibhana Saathiya, added, “It’s really fun here as the sites are really gorgeous and people here are too sweet.”Here are some photos from her Instagram account. These are not from her latest trip though.Just like that:)A post shared by Devoleena Bhattacharjee (@devoleena) onNov 22, 2017 at 12:09am PSTI will love you till the Sea leaves the salt❤️😘A post shared by Devoleena Bhattacharjee (@devoleena) onNov 7, 2017 at 5:36am PSTOnly Look back to see how far you have come..................A post shared by Devoleena Bhattacharjee (@devoleena) onNov 7, 2017 at 10:44pm PST
November 29, 2017 11:47 IST
Sanjay Dutt and his wife, Maanyata, hosted a Diwali party for their Bollywood friends on Wednesday, and some of the biggest stars of Bollywood turned up for the bash.Salman Khan and Aamir Khan, whose new film, Secret Superstar, is scheduled to be released on Thursday, were in attendance. Also spotted were Shilpa Shetty, Jacqueline Fernandez, Vidya Balan, Sonali Bendre, Rishi Kapoor with wife Neetu, Shilpa Shetty with her husband Raj Kundra, Sonakshi Sinha, and Anil Kapoor.However, the show was stolen by Sanjay Dutt’s twins, Iqra and Shahraan. The Dutts were dressed in traditional attire - Sanjay in a kurta and Maanyata in a pink saree.Sanjay Dutt poses with his family at his Diwali party tonite #photooftheday #sanjaydutt #maanayatadutt #family #happydiwali #instalove #wednesday #bollywoodA post shared by Manav Manglani (@manav.manglani) onOct 18, 2017 at 10:52am PDTCheck out some of the images from the party here:Gorgeous Jacqueline Fernandez stuns in a saree at Sanjay Dutt Diwali bash #aboutlastnight #latergram #jacquelinefernandez #happydiwali #saree #indian #festival #smile #happy #girl #awesome #bollywood #instadaiiy #instalove #thursday #friends #womensfashion @manav.manglaniA post shared by Manav Manglani (@manav.manglani) onOct 18, 2017 at 9:23pm PDTIss Click main Kick Hai....Salman Khan and Jacquline Fernandez snapped at Sanjay Dutt Diwali bash #salmankhan #jacquelinefernandez #happydiwali #thursday #instalove #friends #bollywood #igers #photooftheday @manav.manglaniA post shared by Manav Manglani (@manav.manglani) onOct 18, 2017 at 9:27pm PDTLove you guys so much❤️ #Dutts #diwalinights #diwali #happydiwali #friendslikefamily #sanjaydutt #happiness #grateful #sophstylin #sophiechoudry #aboutlastnightA post shared by Sophie C (@sophiechoudry) onOct 18, 2017 at 8:58pm PDTSussanne Khan attends Sanjay Dutt’s Diwali bash! @pinkvilla 😘 . . #sussannekhan #sussanne #starwifes #sanjaydutt #actor #sanjayduttbash #star #bollywood #beautiful #traditional #diwaliparty #desi #ethereal #flawless #gorgeous #radiant #fashion #style #diwali #glam #pinkvillaA post shared by Pinkvilla (@pinkvilla) onOct 18, 2017 at 2:42pm PDTHaha that's cute! Rishi Kapoor showing some love to Sanjay Dutt after the latter's Diwali bash. @Bollywood 📽️ . . . #Instantbollywood #Instabollywood #bollywood #sanjayduttA post shared by Bollywood (@bollywood) onOct 18, 2017 at 11:38pm PDTFavourites in one frame and so much love all around #aamirkhan #sanjaydutt snapped at Diwali party #aboutlastnight #latergram #happydiwali #instagood #brothers #bollywood #actor #instalove #friends #bff #xoxo #photooftheday @manav.manglaniA post shared by Manav Manglani (@manav.manglani) onOct 18, 2017 at 10:51pm PDTNow that’s what I call hard to handle or quite a handful...your take !!! #sanjaydutt with #vidyabalan #jacquelinefernandez and wife #maanayatadutt at his Diwali party in Bandra home #photooftheday #wednesday #instalove #instadaily #instagood #baba #bollywood #men #women #swag #photography #favorite #igers @manav.manglaniA post shared by Manav Manglani (@manav.manglani) onOct 18, 2017 at 2:09pm PDT
October 20, 2017 12:59 IST
Since television celebrities shoot for daily soaps, getting a day off is a luxury they can rarely afford, but when they do, on occasions such as Diwali, they ensure that they make the most of it. While some are all set to go to on a health retreat, some are planning to throw parties for close friends. Here are five of your favourite TV celebs, spilling the beans on how they plan to ring in Diwali this year.Ssharad MalhotraaIt’s a festival where we, TV actors, get a day off, which is a luxury when you are doing a daily soap! Usually, we don’t get holidays. I have bought a new house, and if all goes well, I will be celebrating the festival at my new place. Though I loved bursting crackers earlier, since the past two years, it’s been a conscious decision to not do it. Also, my friends have been pestering me to give them a party, as my show has been doing well, and I have bagged a few awards too. I will be inviting them home for dinner.Saumya TandonI am going to get two days leave, but I really hope it becomes three days, because then I will move away from the hustle-bustle of the city to a health retreat, and do my prayers in my heart! Also, I have never been a cracker-loving person. I had a female Labrador when I was a child; whenever she would hear the loud noise of the crackers on Diwali, her heartbeat would shoot high. A vet has told me that animals can even get a heart attack, because they hear sounds ten times louder than us. I remember spending the night holding my dog close to me, comforting her.Rithvik DhanjaniI have come to believe that people should stay away from crackers as they are not only unsafe but are also causing a lot of pollution.My most memorable Diwali moment was in my childhood. I remember, in our lane, we had a bua ji we were irritated with. She lived in a white house. One day, a cow had pooped outside her house; we put a rasi bomb on top of the gobar. The result was gobar all over her white house, her entire house was in cow dung. She got to know who it was. Though we had a Happy Diwali, we had to clean the cow dung the next day.So this year, guys, please enjoy a cracker-less Diwali! Since the festival of Diwali is all about family and friends, this year, too, I will be celebrating Diwali with my family and close friends, here at home in Mumbai!Divyanka Tripathi DahiyaI have already begun my packing and am deciding what clothes to wear! Since we all (my family) rarely get to meet, this is one time where we all will eat together, pray, spend quality time and enjoy ourselves! My mom-in-law cooks really well, so I am feeling privileged because I will be fed really good food! So this is also going to be some good saas-bahu quality time for me.Bharti SinghThis year’s Diwali is, of course, going to be extra-special for me, since it’s my last Diwali at my maayka (mother’s home) before I get married. My next Diwali will be at my husband’s place. I am feeling a bit low, but that’s how it is with every girl before her wedding. But I am going to celebrate it khulke with my family.
October 18, 2017 10:51 IST