Salman Khan not worried about Baahubali 2 box office record

Baahubali: The Conclusion has so far collected over Rs 1,500 crore across the world

SS Rajamouli’s “Baahubali: The Conclusion” may be setting the box office on fire but superstar Salman Khan said he doesn’t get worried about the business of a film as he thinks every movie has its own destiny.

“Baahubali: The Beginning” released on July 10, 2015, a week before Salman’s “Bajrangi Bhaijaan”.

“Baahubali: The Conclusion”, which hit theatres on April 28, has so far collected over Rs 1,500 crore across the world.

“After ‘Baahubali: The Beginning’, we came up with “Bajrangi Bhaijaan”. Now after ‘Baahubali: The Conclusion’, we are coming up with ‘Tubelight’. There is a lot of pressure on the CEO of Salman Khan Films. I don’t get worried so much. It is a phenomenal success and it is amazing.

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“I have not seen the film but I will watch it. But it doesn’t matter (box office records) as I think every film has its own destiny. Lets see what the destiny of ‘Tubelight’ is and how much it earns,” Salman told reporters here at the trailer launch of “Tubelight”.

The “Dabangg” star on a lighter note further said, “They (referring to Rajamouli doing one film in four years) do one film in four years, I do two films in a year and the average is that much.”

Salman’s brother, actor Sohail Khan, who also stars in “Tubelight”, said it’s good if a movie sets a record at the box office.

“It’s lovely when a film does well commercially as it sets a yardstick (for other films). It’s nice that ‘Baahubali…’ did well,” Sohail said.

During the launch, Salman seemed emotional while talking about his other co-star, legendary actor Om Puri. (more)


Brad Pitt in Mumbai to attend War Machine screening, meets Shah Rukh Khan

The 53-year-old actor plays a US General posted in Afghanistan

Hollywood superstar Brad Pitt is in India to promote his latest film, the Netflix satire “War Machine”.

Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan will be moderating a special chat session here with Pitt, in which the two actors will discuss the project.

In the movie, the 53-year-old actor plays a US General posted in Afghanistan.

Directed by David Michod, of “Animal Kingdom” fame, the Netflix Original film is inspired by the book “The Operators: The Wild & Terrifying Inside Story of America’s War in Afghanistan” by late journalist Michael Hastings.

An investment in the range of $60 million also makes it Netflix’s biggest-budget feature to date.

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Pitt’s character is loosely based on General Stanley A McChrystal, a retired United States Army general best-known for his command of Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC).

His last assignment was as Commander, International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) and Commander, US Forces Afghanistan.

Hastings’s blistering profile on McChrystal led to his firing by Obama.

Pitt’s company Plan B is also one of the producers of the film.

The first big-budget Hollywood movie on Netflix will be released on May 26.

Deepika Padukone & Aishwarya rai makes Cannes red carpet debut

All eyes were on Deepika Padukone with bated breath to see how she would turn up on her first red carpet appearance as a brand ambassador for Loreal at Cannes

she finally put her fashionable foot forward, she made sure to look like a million bucks.

Dressed in a dainty wine coloured net ensemble, designed by Marchesa Notte. She looked bold and classy as she strutted down the coveted red carpet.

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In 2 weeks, Hindi version of Baahubali 2 beats lifetime earnings of Dangal

It was released in over 6,500 screens across India, and in 9,000 plus screens worldwide

In just 14 days since its release, the Hindi dubbed version of filmmaker SS Rajamouli magnum opus ‘Baahubali 2: The Conclusion‘ has crossed the domestic lifetime collection of Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan’s sports drama film ‘Dangal’.

Filmmaker Karan Johar, who has presented the Hindi version of ‘Baahubali 2: The Conclusion’, on Friday shared on Twitter that the film has minted Rs 390.25 crore, surpassing the lifetime business of ‘Dangal’, which collected Rs 387.38 crore domestically. ‘Dangal’ had earlier this year became Bollywood’s highest grosser in the country.

Alongside an image revealing the Hindi collection of the film in India, Karan tweeted: “The reigning film. ‘Baahubali 2: The Conclusion’.”

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The film, featuring Prabhas, Anushka Shetty, Rana Daggubati and Tamannaah in the lead, released in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam in over 6,500 screens across India, and in 9,000 plus screens worldwide.

The Hindi version of ‘Baahubali 2: The Conclusion’ has now become the highest grossing film in Bollywood and is eyeing the Rs 400 crore club, said trade expert Taran Adarsh.

“Baahubali 2: The Conclusion is a one-horse race. Collects Rs 390.25 crore in two weeks… All set to start a new club for Hindi films: Rs 400 crore club,” Adarsh posted on Twitter on Friday.

The worldwide box office collection of “Baahubali 2: The Conclusion” has already surpassed the Rs 1,000 crore mark. This is the first time that an Indian film has managed to rake in that much money.

Rajamouli’s juggernaut rolls on: Baahubali 2 grosses Rs 600 crore worldwide

One trade analyst even said that the movie might have grossed Rs 710 crore already

Baahubali 2: The Conclusion has grossed at least Rs 600 crore in worldwide box-office collections, according to IndiaToday.

As reported earlier, as of Tuesday, the film’s Indian gross business stood at Rs 395 crore approximately, while overseas business had been over $18-19 million in three days only (excluding previews). The worldwide figures, at Rs 506 crore, are for the three-day weekend and do not include previews, including which the total goes above Rs 520 crore, according to Box Office India. (Read more)

With this, SS Rajamouli’s epic extravaganza is more than half way through to becoming the first Indian motion picture to gross Rs 1,000 crore at the box office. The first part had opened to blockbuster collections in the range of Rs 50 crore on Day 1 and gone on to collect a massive Rs 650 crore (gross) at the worldwide box-office.

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In fact, Trade analyst Ramesh Bala went a step further and said the film had already grossed Rs 710 crore.

The film, starring Prabhas, Rana Daggubati, Anushka Shetty and Tamannaah, continues to shatter box office records. It netted Rs 320-325 crore over the first three days of its release. Having collected more than Rs 125 crore over the first weekend in its Hindi format, it even broke Aamir Khan-starrer Dangal’s record, which had collected around Rs 107 crore.

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Filmmaker Karan Johar called the film “Indian Cinema’s crowning glory” as he tweeted late on Tuesday that it had grossed Rs 383 crore in all the four languages it was released in.

Johar has a reason to rejoice. After all, his Dharma Productions marketed and distributed the Hindi-dub version of the movie. Johar also called the movie a “cinema revolution” due to its earnings on Monday.

However, perhaps the richest praise garnered by the movie, given its South Indian cast and crew, has been superstar Rajinikanth’s tweet, where he called Baahubali 2 “Indian cinema’s pride”.

Ticket sales data from last week had already pointed towards an unprecedented run for the film at the box office.

Online entertainment ticketing platform BookMyShow said it had so far sold over 3.3 million tickets for Baahubali 2, which was released across the country on Friday, or 12 tickets every second a day before the release of S S Rajamouli’s magnum opus. (Read more)

With this, Baahubali 2, which released was in over 6,000 screens, has created an all-time record high on BookMyShow for advance ticket sales surpassing Baahubali 1 by over 350 per cent.

Rs 325 cr in 3 days: Baahubali 2 is now the highest opening Indian film

In coming days, the movie is set to break even more records with its business still holding steady


It released to perhaps the most hype seen by an Indian movie in a long time, and it did not disappoint. S S Rajmouli’s Baahubali 2: The Conclusion opened with Rs 121 crore collection (previous/early estimates were Rs 125 crore) and continued its good run at the cinemas over the weekend, netting Rs 320-325 crore over the first three days of release.

At Rs 320-325 crore, Baahubali 2 is now the highest opening Indian film, beating Bollywood blockbusters and its predecessor Baahubali: The Beginning (2015) by a huge margin. The highest opening weekend collection by a Bollywood film so far is by Sultan (2016) at Rs 180 crore. However, the movie was released mid-week and hence enjoyed a five-day opening weekend. If one were to consider the Fri-Sun opening weekend period, Baahublali 2 has left Sultan far behind as estimates peg the opening weekend collection for the Hindi dub version only at Rs 128 crore (net after tax).

In the coming days, the movie is set to break even more records. Already the most widely distributed Indian film ever at 6,500 screens, the film’s business seemed to be holding steady on Monday, leading trade pundits to estimate a 30 per cent or less drop in collection on the first day of the week. The fact that Monday, May 1 was a holiday for many office and educational institutions on account of Labour Day and/or Maharashtra Day (in that state) will also work in the favour of the magnum opus.

As things stand, Baahubali 2 is no doubt the most successful Indian movie ever. It is already the highest grossing Hindi dub version of a regional film and by the looks of it, is ready to pull a Jungle Book, by being in the top three movies of the year for the Bollywood genre (Hindi language). Last year, Disney’s Jungle Book made a whopping Rs 190 crore at the box office, becoming the most successful Hollywood film to release in India, and also the third highest collector of the year. Read more

Veteran Bollywood star Vinod Khanna dies at 70

He worked in more than 100 films

Vinod Khanna , the yesteryears Bollywood superstar, died at the age of 70 on Thursday. He was battling cancer.

He worked in more than 100 films.

He was an active politician, and a sitting Member of Parliament from Gurdaspur, Punjab. Vinod Khanna was born on 6 October, 1946.

He is survived by his w

ife Kavita Khanna, sons Rahul, Akshaye and Sakshi, and daughter Shraddha Khanna. Before marrying Kavita, Vinod Khanna was married to Getanjali but they later got divorced.

His polupar movies include Mere Apne, Mera Gaon Mera Desh, Gaddaar (1973 film), Jail Yatra, Imitihaan, Inkaar, Kuchhe Dhaage, Amar Akbar Anthony, Rajput, Qurbani, Kudrat, Dayavan, Kaarnama,Suryaa: An Awakening and Jurm.

Vinod Khanna received the Filmfare award in the best supporting actor category for Haath Ki Safaai, and in 1999 he received the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award, and again in 2007 he won a lifetime achievement award at the Zee Cine Awards.

In late 2016 and early 2017, news about his detoriating health started coming in, this kept him away from a public eye. In his last days he was surrounded by all his children and wife Kavita.

‘Baahubali: The Conclusion’ could be the game changer in Indian cinema

Movie is likely to hit 7,000 screens in India, but must do well in all versions to be a game changer

As the countdown to April 28 begins, the audience is gearing up for the release of ‘ Baahubali 2 : The Conclusion‘ in its quest to find out ‘Why Kattappa Killed Baahubali’, a question that surprised the audience — and also became a major marketing hook line later -— at the end of the first part, ‘Baahubali: The Beginning‘.

Baahubali: The Beginning‘, released on July 10, 2015, was a highly successful film at the box office. The first movie in the series was released in over 4,000 screens, grossing over Rs 600 crore worldwide. The film was a success in all the languages of its release — Telugu, Tamil, Hindi and Malayalam -— which is a rare feat. The movie was shot in Telugu and Tamil, and dubbed in Hindi and Malayalam. The second part is also being released in all these languages.

Both parts of the heavily VFX-driven fictional war film have been made at a combined production cost of about Rs 450 crore, the highest ever in India.

After the huge success of the first part, advance bookings of the concluding sequel have been very strong, and analysts expect it to create new box office records like never before.

Asked whether the film could be a game changer looking at its unprecedented hype, film trade analyst Sreedhar Pillai said, “It has the potential to be a game changer, but content is the ultimate thing. However, the way it’s being promoted and looking at the advance bookings and expectations, it is definitely a game changer.”(more)

जहीर खान ने सागरिका घाटगे से की सगाई, ट्वीट कर दिखाई RING

क्रिकेटर जहीर खान ने एक्ट्रेस सागरिका घाटगे से सगाई कर ली है. इस खबर को जहीर और सागरिका ने अपने फैन्स से छिपाया नहीं, बल्क‍ि ट्विटर पर शेयर किया.

जहीर ने अपने ट्विटर हैंडल पर एक खास मेसेज के साथ सागरिका के अपनी सगाई की घोषणा की. उन्होंने लिखा- अपनी पत्नी की पसंद पर कभी हंसना नहीं चाहिए. आप उन्हीं में से एक हैं. जीवन भर के साथी…. देखें जहीर का ट्वीट –

खास बात ये है कि इस तस्वीर में सागरिका अपनी सगाई की रिंग भी दिखा रही हैं. वैसे सागरिका ने भी अपने ट्विटर अकाउंट पर जहीर संग तस्वीर शेयर कर लिखा- जिंदगी भर के साथी. देखें सागरिका का ट्वीट –

युवराज सिंह की शादी पर सामने आया अफेयर

बता दें कि बहुत दिनों से जहीर खान और सागरिका के अफेयर की चर्चा थी. वैसे दोनों का रिश्ता सामने तब आया, जब दोनों युवराज सिंह और हेजल की शादी पर साथ पहुंचे थे.

इसके बाद तो कई मौकों पर दोनों को एक साथ भी देखा गया. हालांकि दोनों ने कभी अपने रिश्तों की ऑफिशियल अनाउंसमेंट नहीं की.

‘इरादा’ के प्रीमियर पर जहीर खान संग नजर आईं सागरिका घाटगे

जहीर के लिए चीयर करती हैं सागरिका

तेज गेंदबाज के तौर पर मशहूर जहीर खान फिलहाल IPL में दिल्ली डेयरडेविल्स टीम के कैप्टन हैं. कई IPL मैचों के दौरान भी सागरिका को जहीर को चीयर करते हुए देखा गया.

वही जहीर भी सागरिका को पूरा सपोर्ट करते हैं. इस साल रिलीज हुई सागरिका की फिल्म ‘इरादा’ के प्रीमियर पर खासतौर पर पहुंचे थे.

राजकुमारी हैं ‘चक दे गर्ल’ सागरिका

सागरिका 2007 में आई फिल्म ‘चक दे इंडिया’ में प्रीति सबरवाल के रोल से फेमस हुईं थीं. छोटे पर्दे पर सागरिका ‘फि‍यर फैक्टर:खतरों के खिलाड़ी (सीजन 6)’ में भी नजर आ चुकी हैं.

वहीं कम लोग जानते हैं कि सागरिका बॉलीवुड एक्‍टर विजेंद्र घाटगे की बेटी हैं. वैसे सिंपल दिखने वालीं सागरिका असल जिंदगी में एक राजकुमारी हैं. उनके पापा कागल के राजपरिवार से ताल्लुक रखते हैं तो उनकी ग्रैंडमदर, इंदौर के महाराजा तुकोजीराव होल्कर तृतीय की बेटी हैं.

National Film Awards: अक्षय कुमार को ‘रुस्तम’ के लिए मिला बेस्ट एक्टर अवार्ड, देखें विजेताओं की पूरी लिस्ट

National Film Awards: अक्षय कुमार के अलावा दंगल गर्ल जायरा वसीम को बेस्ट फीमेल सपोर्टिंग का अवार्ड दिया गया है, वहीं एक खिताब ‘पिंक’ के खाते में भी गया है।

Akshay Kumar : नेशनल फिल्म अवॉर्ड की घोषणा शुक्रवार को कर दी गई है। इसमें बेस्ट एक्टर का अवार्ड अक्षय कुमार को गया है। अक्षय कुमार को यह अवार्ड उनकी फिल्म ‘रुस्तम’ के लिए दिया गया है। इसके अलावा साल 2017 में दंगल में नजर आई एक्ट्रेस जायरा वसीम को बेस्ट सपोर्टिंग फीमेल एक्ट्रेस का अवॉर्ड दिया गया है। इसके अलावा उत्तर प्रदेश  राज्य को फिल्म फ्रेंडली स्टेट का अवॉर्ड दिया गया। वहीं झारखंड के नाम भी एक अवार्ड गया है। झारखंड को स्पेशल मेंशन अवार्ड दिया गया है। सोनम कपूर की नीरजा को बेस्ट हिंदी फीचर फिल्म का खिताब गया है।

बता दें, 64वें नेशनल फिल्म अवॉर्ड में ज्यूरी की अध्यक्षता प्रियदर्शन ने की। प्रियदर्शन के लिए यह पहला मौका था जब वह इस इस ज्यूरी में शामिल हुए। विजेताओं को अवार्ड तीन मई 2017 को दिए जाएंगे।

यहां देखें National Film Awards Winners की पूरी लिस्ट-

-बेस्ट फीचर फिल्म ऑन सोशल इश्यू का अवार्ड पिंक को मिला है।

-झारखंड राज्य को स्पेशल मेंशन सर्टिफिकेट

-बेस्ट फिल्म क्रिटिक्स का अवार्ड जी. धनंजयान को गया है।

-बेस्ट किताब का खिताब लता मंगेशकर पर लिखी किताब ‘लता सुर गाथा’ को मिला है।

-बेस्ट फीचर फिल्म: बेस्ट हिंदी फिल्म नीरजा, बेस्ट तमिल फिल्म जोकर, गुजराती फिल्म राजू, मराठी फिल्म दशकरिया, कन्नड़ फिल्म रिजर्वेशन, बंगाली फिल्म बिसर्जन

-कृषि सहित सर्वोत्तम पर्यावरण फिल्म ‘The Tiger who crossed the line’ को मिला है।

-बेस्ट एक्टर का अवार्ड अक्षय कुमार को गया है।

-बेस्ट चिल्ड्रन फिल्म का अवार्ड ‘धनक’ को मिला है।

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