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
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
Bollywoood mimicks life or life mimicks Bollywood? It is a question that has bothered us for long. To be honest, we don’t know the answer either but we do know in some cases the real life surely helped in the publicity of Bollywood films.Whether it a wedding just when a film about weddings is to be released or the real-life controversial affairs being brought on screen, here are 5 instances where real life events contributed to the publicity of Bollywood films. Take a look!Veere Di WeddingWhether it’s a happy coincidence or a perfectly timed and thought out strategy, but o one can disagree that Sonam’s big fat wedding and the release date of her film Veere Di Wedding, which about weddings, of course, being so close to each other is surely going to help in the publicity of the film.Jab We MetWhen Kareena Kapoor started dating Shahid Kapoor, Bollywood found its favorite couple in them. From the very beginning of their relationships, they were open about it and spoke freely about their love for each other. Thus, when the rumor of their break up started doing rounds, the Bollywood fans were shocked. Although their breakup broke up many hearts, their film Jab We Met got the full advantage of the situation as this was the film during which the break up happened while the shooting of this film and the film was also about relationships, breaks up and heartbreaks.Jab Tak Hai JaanThis was probably one of the most unfortunate events of all in the history of Bollywood. The king of romance, director Yash Chopra passed away after the completion of the film but before it could be released. An eternal love story that suited the Yash Chopra brand of romance, a part of Jab Tak Hai Jaan’s success can be attributed to the fact that it happened to be the last film directed by Yash Chopra.SilsilaIt was one risky venture for sure! The film was released when the rumors of Rekha-Amitabh link up was its height. The film almost replicated the real-life love triangle between Rekha, Amitabh and Jaya on screen and the film majorly benefitted from the controversy.ArthApart from the masterpiece of a film that it was, the fact that it was a film made by Mahesh Bhatt that closely resembled Parveen Babi’s life, with whom Mahesh Bhatt had a stormy affair was any way creating a buzz. But the fact that it coincided with Parveen Babi leaving Bollywood and going to the US seek inner peace in an ashram also majorly contributed to the success of the film.
May 21, 2018 01:34 IST
Some love him, some adore him and some simply worship him. It is probably safe to say that of all Bollywood stars, Salman Khan has the most loyal fan base. His unique style and persona have made him one of the biggest superstar of our generation. Salman beating up baddies, kicking up a storm, firing bullets or making witty wisecracks are what Bhai fans live by and it is this craze which has led to a situation where we have forgotten that flop films even existed in Salman’s filmography.But even after all the fandom, one common complaint against Salman is his refusal to serve us variety. He has created a zone for himself and rarely steps out of it. But can we blame him fornot experimenting with his roles?Because every time he has done something different than beating up baddies and cracking jokes, the films have been utter disappointments. Here are 5 flop films of Salman Khan that will tell you why he does not experiment with his roles.TubelightOne of Salman Khan recent disappointments,Tubelightwas not as popular with Bhai fans. He played a simpleton with the innocence of a child who sets out to bring back his brother who has gone to fight in the Sino-Indian War. Although the film managed to make money at the box-office, it was not liked by most Bhai fans.Jaan-E-MannShirish Kunder’s directorial debut was a complete disaster. The film which was done in a style of a musical failed to have any effect on audience apart from boring them to death. It was nothing like anything Salman Khan had tried his hands on previously and looking at the fate of the film we totally understand. Nobody wants anotherJaan-E-Mann!VeerThis was one film that Salman Khan even turned a writer for. But despite all the hype, the period drama had a dismal run at the box-office. Quite understandably we have never seen Salman Khan in any period drama afterVeer.Main Aur Mrs. KhannaIt is hard to imagine, but yes Salman Khan and Kareena Kapoor did a film that tried to portray the complications of marriage! Needless to say,Main Aur Mrs. Khannais one of the biggest disappointments of Salman and Kareena’s career and Salman since then we have not seen Salman doing anything on the similar lines.London Dreams and YuvvraajIt is probably safe to assume that people do not like Salman Khan as a musician in films. Apart fromHum Dil De Chuke Sanam, the two other films in which he played musicians,London DreamsandYuvvraaj both failed miserably. Even the extra v and a could not save them. We guess Bhai fans doesn’t even like music to steal focus from Salman!
May 20, 2018 06:57 IST
What are the customized items? Probably key rings or lockets. While mere mortals like us can only go to the extent of the key chains, our Bollywood celebrities takes the concept of personalized items to another. They are not only customized and priced possession of their owners but are also rare honors that one can get and money can rarely buy.Check out all the cool stuff!Abhishek BachchanYou thought a personalized jersey of your favorite team with your name on it was cool? How about I tell you that Abhishek Bachchan not only has a personalized jersey of his favorite football team Chelsea but it has been given to him by the CEO of the club Peter Kenyon! Any football fan would understand what that means.Abhishek BachchanThe man surely has a lavish life full of rare customized items. The house of legendary luxury shoes Salvatore Ferragamos gifted the star with a customized pair of their high end shoes, which is also a rare honor that would never come our way, no matter how much money we shell out.Priyanka ChopraThis rare honor has also been bestowed upon the international superstar Priyanka Chopra. Her footprint has made its way to the Ferragamos shoe museum and the diva has also received a customized from the luxury brand.Sonam KapoorLooks like Salvatore Ferragamos love Bollywood almost as much as we do! Just like Abhishek and Priyanka, Sonam has also received the rare honor of having her footprints at the shoe museum and a customized pair of pumps from the shoe brand.John AbrahamThis Bollywood hunk’s love for bikes is not news. John was the first customer of the now famous Rajputana Customs and the company especially customized a model to suit the style and preference of John.
May 16, 2018 09:23 IST
Alia Bhatthas easily come to be one of the finest and bankable of actors of Bollywood's new generation. Starting her career with the super successfulStudents Of The Yearin 2012 she has not only carved a niche for herself in Bollywood by taking up a mind-blowing variety of roles but also raked in money at the box office with commercial successes likeBadrinath Ki Dulhaniaand2 States.When we look back it seems like just yesterday to burst onto our screens as Shanaya and over last 6 years we have shared the journey withKaira, Veera, Vaidehi and most recently Sehmat and she has only surprised us more and more. Here are all the 10 films of Alia Bhatt ranked according to their opening day box-office collection. Take a LookRank 1: ShaandarThe film flopped despite a grand opening of 13 croresRank 2: Badrinath Ki DulhaniyaAt 12.25 crore, this one of Alia's biggest hitsRank 3: 2 StatesThe film opened at a grand sum of 12 crores. It was one of the highest openers of 2014 at the box-office.Rank 4: Udta PunjabDespite the controversies, the film managed to earn 10.05 crores on his opening day and is widely considered one of Alia's best performancesRank 5: Student Of The YearHer starry debut opened at an impressive 9.25 croresRank 6: Humpty Sharma Ki DulhaniaThe film registered a decent opening of 9 croresRank 7: Dear ZindagiThe Gauri Shinde directorial opened at 8.75 crores at the box officeRank 8: RaaziHer latest venture earned 7.53 crores at the box office on its opening dayRank 9: Kapoor and SonsAt 6.85 crores, it was a satisfactory opening given the niche genre of the filmRank 10: HighwayYet another film with a power packed performance, Highway opened at a modest 3.75 crores due to the off beat theme of the film and is Alia's lowest opening day figure so far.
May 13, 2018 07:59 IST
Whether it is your colleagues, friends, relatives or partners, nothing is more irritating than the on-going IPL fever when you are the only one around who is not consumed by the fever. And things are especially rough if you are aBollywood loverwho hates IPL because when it comes to India Bollywood and IPL clashing is no less than the clash of Titans. From no new released to being denied that small pleasures of life as far as Bollywood is concerned, here are 5 things you will relate to if you are a Bollywood fan who simply cannot stand IPL.No Good Bollywood ReleasesThis is perhaps the most infuriating of all! Due to the madness that surrounds IPL, Bollywood producers are wary of releasing big movies during the IPL season. Thefate of the films that had released around IPL has never been goodand thus no one wants to take the risk. As a result of very few films are released during this time thus your options are to watch the same film in the theatre again or wait till the season is over!You Would Rather Watch LagaanYes, cricket is exciting but then so is Bollywood! If you have the option of blending the two together then why settle for one? A CSK v/s KKR can offer you only the thrill of cricket with maybe a few glimpses of Shah Rukh in the gallery cheering for his team and the end might just be disappointing if the team you support is defeated whereas aLagaancan give you the thrill of cricket with the magic of cinema and it comes with an assurance that the side you are rooting which is Bhuvan will definitely win in the end. Plus you can always switch it up with Awwal Number or even Dil Bole Hadippa for that matter. The IPL matches anyway appears scripted to you.The Radio In Cab Is A TortureThere is a little old school person in each of us that make a drive and Bollywood music on the radio make for a classic combination. Somehow the voice ofArijit Singhon the speaker makes the soul-crushing traffic somewhat bearable. But during the IPL you are denied this little pleasures of life. Every cab you take is sure to play the running commentary of IPL match and no the howling of the crowd and the continuous chatter of the commentator does not soothe your nerves rather they shred it pieced when combined the blaring and honking traffic around you.No Good Films On TV EitherIt is not just box-office that dreads a competition with IPL but the satellite TV channels tread the same waters as well. Yes, you can always turn to Netflix and Amazon Prime, but there are a few old-school souls who like to watch films on TV but here also IPL becomes the ‘raaste ka kaanta’ for you having a good time by just sitting and chilling in front of the television. EvenSooryavanshamdoes not play that often during IPL!Shah Rukh v/s DhoniThis one is especially true for guys. So as a true blue Bollywood fan, you have mastered the art of impressing women in the way Bollywood has taught you how to. You know every dialogue from every film of Shah Rukh Khan and you have also mastered the art of using them while flirting and it has always worked like a charm for you. But come to IPL and suddenly instead of Shah Rukh Khan opening his arms, it is Dhoni’s helicopter shot that girls are more interested in. Our suggestion, just pretend to go with the flow because if Bollywood has taught you anything it is everything is fair in love in air!You Can Surely Sympathize With This Guy!
May 14, 2018 01:31 IST
You know how they say photos speak a thousand word! The saying is even more appropriate for a Bollywood junkie. After watching ourfavorite classicsover and over our brains have almost developed a pattern. Every time we see even a picture of an iconic scene from the cult favorites our brain can actually speak out the entire dialogue of that scene.Don't believe us? Look at that these pictures of iconicscenes from Bollywood, and if you are a true Bollywood fan, you can literally speak out the exact dialogues. Here are our pictures of Bollywood scenes that are so iconic that you can almost hear them.18 PhotosGallery- 18 Pictures Of Bollywood Scenes That Are So Iconic That You Can Almost Hear Them
May 06, 2018 08:13 IST
Bollywood is the land of fantasies, glamour and art, but above all it is abizarre worldwhere controversies galore. While some controversies are understandable and major chunk of them even turns out to be true, but there are some which simply borders on absurd and in some cased even take asci-fi turn.No wonder, the gossip mills went abuzz with these weird rumors for a brief period of time, but soon the absurdity of it was realized and sanity was restored. Here are the ones we are talking about.Aditya Chopra Doesn’t ExistNow we understand that the man’s penchant to remain unseen is weird, especially given he is behind some of the most noted films in the history of Bollywood, but that does not mean he doesn’t exist. Yes, we do use this trivia in memes even to this date, but there was a point where a groupl conspiracy theorists in Bollywood claimed that there is actually no person namedAditya Chopraand it is only a hoax by Yash Raj Films. Like Really!Black Magic BrigadeThis one is as bizarre as it is offensive. The rumors of actresses in Bollywood resorting to black magic to further their career has always been rife. A few names that specifically cropped up was that of Rekha, who apparently is a witch, Sushmita Sen who allegedly practices voodoo andKangana Ranautwho is also a practitioner of black magic. Not only is this superstitious and stupid but also deeply demeaning to all these gorgeous and supremely talented artists.Amitabh Bachchan’s CloneThe Bollywood fans breathed a sigh of relief whenAmitabh Bachchanrecovered after being grievously injured on the sets of Coolie. However, the conspiracy theorist saw it as a ripe opportunity and started a rumor that Amitabh was actually dead and the doctors have cloned him. Although it is fascinating to think that the doctors were able to clone his acting talents as well, all we can do is click our tongue and shake our head to this rumor.The Chip In Parveen Babi’s HeadActressParveen Babi, who suffered from schizophrenia had also a strange rumor about her. She apparently claimed that Amitabh Bachchan has put a chip in her head and is controlling her actions. While we can understand her condition and the source of this rumor, we can only gawk in bewilderment at people who actually believed it. Yes, there were a few!Dimple Kapadia’s ParentsThis one is more embarrassingly scandalous than bizarre. WhenDimple Kapadiashot to instant fame after Bobby, there was the weirdest rumor about her parentage. Some believed that she was the illegitimate daughter of Raj Kapoor and Nargis, who affair was much publicized. We don’t even know what to say about it.
May 04, 2018 07:33 IST
Its all a matter of destiny and the saying is truest when it comes to Bollywood. While some wait an entire lifetime to be a part of Bollywood films and work opposite their favorite stars or even meet them once, there are a fewlucky oneswho met their future co-stars while they were stillchildren.Take a look at these pictures of Bollywood actors as kids with their future co-stars. Isn't that simply adorable?10 PhotosGallery- Bollywood Actors Who Met Their Future Co-Stars As Kids
May 04, 2018 06:26 IST