Will Aamir Khan’s PK Salvage Bollywood’s 2014!!

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Will Aamir Khan’s PK Salvage Bollywood’s 2014!!

pkBarring a few potboiler commercial hits, which went on to cross Rs. 100 Crores at the box-office, like Kick, Happy New Year, Bang Bang, Jai Ho, Holiday & Singham Returns and 2 States, Ek Villain, Gunday & Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhaniya, which also did very well, Bollywood doesn’t really have much to celebrate this year . Yes, few women-centric films like Queen, Mardaani, Mary Kom & Dedh Ishqiya delighted many and Haider, Citylights, Highway & Rang Rasiya, which finally saw the light after almost 5 years, are a class apart and stood tall amidst the gloom but the rest of Bollywood 2014 is anything but satisfying for movie buffs all over and that’s why expectations are high from year’s last big release which also happens to be Vidhu Vinod Chopra, Raj Kumar Hirani & Aamir Khan’s latest offering “PK”. Their last offering rewrote history of Indian cinema and many acknowledge 3 Idiots as one of India’s finest film ever and many are already predicting their latest film to break all box-office records. PK is the best film of my life and certainly the best of Aamir Khan ‘, said India’s cricket hero Sachin Tendulkar after a special screening of the film and the Ambanis, Mukesh & Nita, had nothing but praise for the film after Aamir Khan arranged a screening at Antila, their billion dollar home in Mumbai. Keeping in mind that Aamir Khan’s last film Dhoom 3, inspite of being thrashed by critics all over, went on to make over Rs. 500 Crores at the box-office, his latest film is being released at over 5,000 screens this Friday and many pundits are expecting a thunderous opening and few new records as well. That PK has Rajkumar Hirani’s favourite Sanjay Dutt, still languishing at Pune prison, Anushka Sharma & Sushant Singh in important roles, should enhance the box-office chances as Shantanu Moitra’s music is catching on and some songs are already on top. Fresh from the success of Season 3 of Satyamev Jayate, Aamir Khan is on a publicity blitz all across India as he connects with Indians in his style and going by the response, I think it can be safely assumed that Vinod Chopra, Raj Kumar Hirani & Aamir Khan have another hit which could very well erase the disappointment of 2014 and usher a new era of entertainment in Bollywood again!!!

 

Happy New Year sweeps the first Awards of 2014!!!

Sansui Colors Stardust Awards 2014 were announced at a glittering ceremony in Mumbai and Gauri Khan’s critically slammed Happy New Year walked away with most popular awards while Vikas Bahl’s QUEEN was a big winner in critics choice and let’s see if these awards become the trend as Stardust Awards 2014 heralded the Bollywood award season. Here’re the Winners…

Best Film of the Year … Gauri Khan … Happy New Year

Star of the Year Male…. Shahrukh Khan … Happy New Year

Star of the Year Female … Deepika Padukone … Happy New Year

Dream Director of the Year…. Farah Khan … Happy New Year

Best Actor (Drama) Male … Shahid Kapoor … Haider

Best Actress (Drama) Female… Priyanka Chopra … Mary Kom

Pride of the Film Industry … Anupam Kher

International Icon of the Year … Amitabh Bachchan

Superstar of tomorrow (Female)… Alia Bhatt … Highway

Superstar of tomorrow (Male) … Tiger Shroff … Heropanti

Searchlight Best Film of the Year … Vikas Bahl … Queen

Searchlight Best Director of the Year … Vikas Bahl … Queen and  Imtiaz Ali … Highway

Searchlight Best Actress … Kangana Ranaut … Queen

Searchlight Best Actor … Randeep Hooda … Highway

Breakthrough Performance in Supporting Role Male … Siddharth Shukla… Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhaniya

Breakthrough Performance in Supporting Role Female … Huma Qureshi … Dedh Ishqiya

Best Supporting Actor Male … Govinda.. Kill Dil

Best Supporting Actor Female … Tabu … Haider

Best Actor in Negative Role .. Sonu Sood … Entertainment

Best Actor in Rom-Com … Varun Dhawan … Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhaniya

Best Actress in Rom-Com … Sonam Kapoor … Khubsoorat

Best Actor in Thriller/Action Male … Shahrukh Khan … Happy New Year

Best Actor in Thriller/Action Female … Rani Mukherjee …Mardaani

Jodi Of The Year … Ranveer Singh & Arjun Kapoor … Gunday

Style Diva Of The Year … Jacqueline Fernandes

Life Time Achievment Award … Asha Parekh

Best Female Singer … Kanika Kapoor (Baby Doll)

Best Male Singer … Yo Yo Honey Singh

Special Award for Playback Singer … Ankit Tiwari… Teri Gallian .. Ek Villain

Best Lyricist … Kausar Munir … Daawat-E-Ishq

Special Award for Biggest Hit of the Year … Sajid Nadiadwala … Kick

…. and let’s see how many of these make it to other award shows as well !!!

 

Hrithik Roshan is The Sexiest Asian Male in the World!!!

Popular British weekly Eastern Eye came out with their list of 50 Sexiest Asian Men in the World and while Hrithik Roshan, who has`been consistently in Top 5 for some time , topped the list , many other big bollywood names were nowhere in the list and here’s the list of top names …

50 Sexiest Asian Men in the World…

  1. Hrithik Roshan
  2. Kushal Tandon .. TV Star
  3. Ali Zafar … Dropped down from No. 1 position last year
  4. Vivian D’sena … Model & TV Star
  5. Shahid Kapoor
  6. Barun Sobti .. Model & TV Star
  7. Fawad Khan … Pakitani Model, TV, Lollywood & Bollywood Star
  8. Ranbir Kapoor
  9. Salman Khan
  10. Gurmeet Chaudhry … Model, TV & Bollywood Star

Other prominent names are…

  1. Shahrukh Khan
  2. Siddharth Malhotra
  3. Arjun Kapoor
  4. Ranveer Singh

 

Salman Khan tops Forbes 2014 India celebrity list!!!

SALMAN KHAN , riding high after the super success of KICK , JAI HO and BIG BOSS Season 7 on TV , emerged as the richest celebrity in India with reported income of Rs.244.50 Crores and here’s the list of TOP 10 of Celebrity List …

Salman Khan … Rs. 244.50 Crores

  1. Amitabh Bachchan … Rs. 196.75 Crores
  2. Shahrukh Khan … Rs. 202.40 Crores
  3. Cricketer M.S.Dhoni .. Rs. 141.80 Crores
  4. Akshay Kumar … Rs. 172 Crores
  5. Cricketer Virat Kohli … Rs. 58.43 Crores
  6. Aamir Khan … Rs. 80.47 Crores
  7. Deepika Padukone .. Rs. 67.20 Crores
  8. Hrithik Roshan .. Rs. 85 Crores
  9. Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar … Rs. 59.54 Crores

 

Freida Pinto & Dev Patel separate after six years!!!

Freida Pinto & Dev Patel, who became popular around the world after the super success of Dany Boyl’s Slumdog Millionaire, have called quits after going steady for six years and Freida confirmed that they’re still friends; Actress-Director Pooja Bhat has confirmed her separation from her husband of 12 years; with over 12 million Twitter followers Amitabh Bachchan is the King of Twitter in India; Priyanka Chopra has been signed by ABC Television for lead role in a Prime Time TV show; with overwhelming popularity of Big Boss and its extension, Salman Khan will be replaced by Farah Khan as Salman will be busy in the shoot of Bajrangi Bhaijaan ; Ajay Devgun is coming to Calgary, Alberta for the shoot of his home production Shivjay and those interested in certain roles can contact actress Manu Sandhu at info@mannusandhu.com , and with that it’s time to say goodbye but not before reminding you all to watch this week’s Yaadein featuring popular Fijian singer Sumeet Tappoo & his inspirations over the year on Sunday, Dec.21st @ 1 PM on SMC #116.