Saahois one of the most awaited films of 2018. The film starsPrabhasandShraddha Kapoorin lead roles andNeil Nitin Mukeshfeatures will appear as the primary antagonist. After the monstrous success of SS Rajamouli'sBaahubali, Prabhas has established himself as one of the most sought-after leading men in India.Already a big name down South, it was only a matter of time before Bollywood came knocking at the doors of the actor and he chose Saaho as his project for his Hindi debut. The film will be a bilingual action thriller and is directed by young director Sujeeth who has already directed a hit titled Run Raja Run. The project will release in the latter half of 2018 and has already created a major frenzy amongst the audiences.Here's everything you need to know about Saaho:The film will be told from Shraddha Kapoor's point of view.The film also stars Jackie Shroff, Mandira Bedi, Mahesh Manjrekar and Chunkey Pandey.The Hindi version of the film will be presented by Bhushan Kumar of T Series and UV Creations.The film is the 2nd most expensive Indian film to date. Its budget is 300 Crores. Rajinikanth's 2.0 has a budget of 450 Crores.The makers recently shot one of the most expensive stunt sequences for an Indian film in Abi Dhabi, UAE recently. Reportedly, 37 cars were crashed and the cost of filming this scene was 90 Crores. The budget for this had been allocated separately before the shooting.The stunts of the film have been supervised by actor Kenny Bates.For the stunt scenes of the film, Prabhas exclusively got cardiovascular training, weight training, and plyometric obstacle training.
May 23, 2018 02:40 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
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
The fact that couples sell in Bollywood is a no hidden secret. From Shah Rukh-Kajol to Salman-Katrina, the industry in its voyage from the 90s has produced a number of starry on screen couples who the audiences have found a special liking for. Filmmakers, film producers, film writers have time and again gone the extra mile to get the two stars together on screen.So while we’ve witnessed so many of the Bollywood Jodis over the years, we decided to pick 10 of them and reveal their highest grossing movie.Please Note:the box office collection of some relatively older movies have been adjusted to inflationthe box office figures are mentioned as Nett. collections
May 21, 2018 05:23 IST
India is one of the most film crazy nations in the world. The country is home to successful film industries like Bollywood, Kollywood, Mollywood etc. and almost every state has its own film industry. Some of the film industries are continuously flourishing like Bollywood and industries from the South. With multiplexes opening in far corners of India, more and more films are able to reach to the audiences.Almost all the genres of films are loved in India be it romance, action, thriller, drama or sex-comedies. But if it is one genre which has its own set of fans and probably delivers some great films is the violent genre. Now, not glorifying violence in any way, these films are full of blood, gore, bullets, fight scenes, cuss words and are deemed too violent for general audiences.They are passed with numerous cuts and get the 'A' certificate from the censor board. Still, these films have a huge fan following and some of the best Hollywood and Bollywood films have been highly violent. They have featured some of the biggest stars of both the industries, have been made by great directors and earned a lot of money at the box-office. Here are 8 extremely violent films that were loved in India:Ghajini:The AR Murugadoss directorial was a revenge thriller full of violent scenes, bloodshed and hand to hand combat. A lot of people complained about the violence but the film went on to earn over 100 Crores in India.Gangs of Wasseypur:Anurag Kashyap's gangster saga received rave reviews worldwide and a standing ovation at the Cannes Film Festival. The film was perceived as too violent and was given 'A' certificate. The amount of body count and gun-fights in the film is too much for a general audience.Go Goa Gone:The Saif Ali Khan starrer was India's first zombie comedy and contained a generous amount of cuss words, blood & gore and headshots.Rakhta Charitra:The Ram Gopal Varma directed gangster drama received highly positive reviews but the violence made it easy for many viewers to watch the film.Satya:Ram Gopal Varma's masterpiece is a violent gangster drama which unfolds in the streets of Mumbai during Monsoon. The film received an 'A' certificate because of violence and bloodshed.Sin City:The neo-noir crime thriller based on the comic book of the same name was directed by Frank Miller and Roberto Rodriguez. The film contained an overwhelming amount of violent and disturbing scenes but is considered a cult classic.Kill Bill:From Quentin Tarantino, the Kill Bill saga is the ultimate revenge story where Uma Thurman's bride fights against assassins and other criminals. The film is not for everyone and contains close shots of people being killed, chopped with swords etc.Deadpool:The Ryan Reynolds starrer was in development hell for a long time as the studio did not want an R-rated superhero film. But, Deadpool Comics are full of cuss words, violence, sex and deal with numerous controversial topics and the film made sure that all of Deadpool's antics were covered. The film became the highest grossing R rated superhero film ever.Pulp Fiction:Often considered as one of the greatest films ever made, this Tarantino saga takes a couple of stories taking place in Los Angeles and they often meet at different times. The film includes numerous iconic fight scenes and the amount of abuse and violence in the film is too much for any person.Django Unchained:Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained had Jamie Foxx and Leonardo DiCaprio in lead roles. The film was considered too violent and received numerous cuts before it found its way to the theatres.
May 19, 2018 04:36 IST
It is time to hold our hearts because the day has finally arrived when the Royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will take place. The wedding happened just a few hours and the union will be groundbreaking in so many ways. As the Royal celebrations have already kickstarted to welcome the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, let us have a look at all the things that happened for the first time during Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding:1. She is the first Duchess who is of the mixed raceMeghan Markle is a woman of the mixed race and she has had a very humble start. She was from a neighbourhood that is not unknown to gangs and crimes. She is the first member of the royal family to belong to the mixed race.2. She was a CatholicThe Royal family of England are Protestants and Queen Elizabeth heads the Protestant Church of England. Thanks to the law passed in 2015, Meghan Markle's Catholic background did not matter in her wedding.3. She is the first Duchess to be from America.Meghan Markle was born and brought up in California and she is the first member of the royal family who is from America!4. She was not accompanied by her fatherThe bride not being accompanied by her father during the royal wedding has happened before in the family, but it was because the father of the bride had passed away. This was the first time that the bride did not walk the aisle with her father, even though he is alive. It is because Meghan's father suffered a stroke a few years back and is unwell. The only member of her family who attended the wedding was her mother.5. This was Meghan's second marriageWell, the good thing is this is not the first time that someone from the royal family married a woman who was already married before. But earlier when it happened, there was a huge hue and cry about it and Duke Edward had to give up his position. This time thankfully, the entire wedding happened smoothly.
May 19, 2018 07:24 IST
Dear Kangana,Let me just start this letter by stating how much over the years we have applauded your personality. I would be lying if I say I have always agreed with your statements. Whether it is your comments about nepotism, your stormy relationships or about Bollywood’s glorification of harassment, there are times I have had a different stand on the things you so passionately and honestly spoke up about. But I kept up the spirit of what Voltaire said, ‘I might not agree with you, but I will defend to the death your right to say it’. Yes, I on occasions did not agree with you, but the fact that the things that were never spoken even behind closed doors became a national discourse because you dared to speak up against them, is one credit that no one can snatch away from you.I have seen you openly talking about men using their gender privileges and the biggies of Bollywood looking down upon people just because they did not have a Khan or Kapoor next to their names. It was refreshing to see a voice in Bollywood that was so full of clarity and opinions. To be very honest, I do not share your views on feminism, but the fact that you identify yourself as one is a welcoming change in a sea of people in Bollywood who run away from the dreaded F-word.The fact that even after not being a blind devotee of your’s , I found it in myself to respect your notions and ideas speak volumes on what an impact you have had on the masses and even the people who do not necessarily adore whatever you do!But seeing you cracking up at the crass joke made by Jim Sarbh is just a haunting disappointment that I can hardly get over. I realize its futile to argue with a person who thinks saying ‘ I would rather let 12 prostitutes rape me before touching alcohol’ is funny and that’s why I would not wish to air my opinion on this comment made by Jim Sarbh, though its equally shattering to hear this from a person who came across as such a refined artist. But you standing there beside him and laughing at this abominable statement is just the highest degree of disappointment. Were you not one of the strongest voice of reason whenSalman made an equally distasteful joke about rape? Were you not one of the strongest voice in Bollywood that roared against pay disparity? Were you not one of the most significant voice against Bollywood using women as sex objects in films?You can claim it was taken out of context and whatever you want to claim, but your action just undid whatever image of champion of female rights people had of you. The fact that it was said in a party where there was no audience present makes it even more impactful, given it pushes forward the notion that your sensitivities are different in private and public. You can be whoever you want to be in public and private, that’s your discretion entirely, but this confuses us! How do we call it anything buthypocrisy?No, I do not want to say that you used feminist propaganda as a method of promoting the slew ofwoman-oriented filmsthat you were doing, but with a heavy heart, I have to accept that at this point it is difficult to think of it in any other way!As somebody who has had a humble upbringing, you would definitely understand what privileges and the lack thereof mean to people. Whether you accept it or not, it’s a fact that you are a privileged individual owing to your star status in Bollywood, thus understand one thing, every time you play the feminist card and get away with something and then laugh at distasteful rape jokes in a private party, there is an admirer of your’s and a true feminist at heart who gets ridiculed because she once defended you, and not all them have all of them enjoy the privileges you do.Looking at the present scenario I truly have more respect for actresses who never understood the word feminism and dreaded calling them one. Yes, my queen, that’s how disappointed I am!-Your’s SincerelyA disappointed fellow feminist
May 18, 2018 08:07 IST
Running in trouble with cannot be a pleasant experience for anyone, but the hardships increase manifold when the person embroiled is a public figure. Bollywood celebrities getting into legal problems are no news, but sometimes it is also their lesser-known spouses who make headlines for all the wrong reasons.From serving jail time to getting involved in messy scandals, here are 5 lesser known celebrity spouses who ran into trouble with the law.Ruby TandonAfter participating in the first season of Indian Idol and subsequently in shows like Kyunki Saans Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thhi, Kaisa Yeh Pyaar Hai and Meri Aashiqui Tumse Hi, Amit Tandon became a household name. Thus when his wife Ruby, who is a dermatologist by profession, ran into trouble in Dubai, it surely made headlines. She was charged for threatening government officials and was sentenced to jail. Recently she was released after serving 10 months of jail time, and even though Amit and Ruby called off their marriage, he still helped out with all the formalities and procedures.Ayesha ShroffOut of the many high profile name that was involved in the CDR leak case, apart from Kangana Ranaut the other name that shocked us was that of Ayesha Shroff. Wife of Bollywood actor Jackie Shroff and mother of Tiger Shroff, she was accused of snooping on the call records of actor Sahil Khan with whom she had an affair rumor going on.Sussane KhanApart from their divorce, Hrithik Roshan’s wife, Sussanne Khan has also been in the headline for yet another reason. She was accused of booked by a Goa police for allegedly cheating on 1.87 crores rupees. Sussanne who is an interior designer and architect by profession got involved in a real estate development case in Panaji, Goa.Shakeel LadakHusband of Bollywood actress Amrita Arora also ran into trouble with the law. He has been accused of assaulting an NRI businessman in a South Mumbai five-star hotel. Interestingly, actor Saif Ali Khan and his friend Bilal Amrohi are also a part of the whole incident.Raja ChaudhryApart from the ugly divorce battle that went on with him and his celebrity wife Shweta Tiwari who accused Raja of domestic violence, the man has run into trouble with the law a number of times. He was accused of molesting an astrologer and was later on found in an objectionable position with a eunuch on the roadside.
May 18, 2018 02:15 IST