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Bollywood Box Office Report Of The Week: 13th Feb 2020

This Friday will witness the release of Imtiaz Ali's Kartik-Sara starrer, LOVE AAJ KAL. The film is expected to embark on a  good to decent start,  keeping in mind the popular music, good promotions and star power of Kartik Aaryan.

Aditya’s MALANG is decent, Saif’s JAWAANI fair, 250 crore for Ajay’s TANHAJI!

The major release of the week, Aditya Roy Kapoor and Disha Patani starrer MALANG saw a decent 15 percent start, but will have to show an improved run during the remaining

Rani Mukerji: Today actors are really spoiled & pampered

Rani Mukerji is one of those few actresses who don’t refrain from calling a spade a spade.

These days there’s lot of pressure actors have to face when it comes to maintaining their bodies or their appearance and Rani offered a very interesting take on this, “Frankly I don’t understand this pressure because I feel that today actors are really spoiled and pampered. There are PR person, media person, manager, fitness trainer and the never ending list. We were never pampered this way. We used to do our work and if sometimes we would end up saying something wrong, we used to get even scolded for that but from that we used to learn so much. But these days the PRs have a complete list of ‘Yeh bolo, yeh mat bolo. Do this don’t do that’ so you see the actors these days are taken so much care of that I don’t think they have any kind of pressure with all these trainings and guidance. They wear rented clothes so what kind of pressure they are having? (smiles). Aapko khoobsurat kapde pehenne ko mil rahe hai, log aapko tayar kar rahe hai, itna khoobsurat bana rahe hai toh kis baat ka pressure hai bhai?

Rani Mukerji: Not sure about academics but our actors definitely need acting classes

Rani Mukerji is all set to enthrall the audience with her upcoming film HICHKI. The actress will be seen on silver screen after a four year hiatus. In the film Rani plays the role of a teacher who is having Tourette Syndrome.Talking about how playing role of a differently abled roles affects her as an actor Rani shared, “The life that god has given is so special like when I had researched for my character in BLACK or HICHKI I started thanking god every day because suddenly you feel so blessed that you can see, hear, talk move your limbs, and do everything without anyone’s aid! So when you go through moments like that in your life you only become more humbled as a human being and all the other things stop to matter. You suddenly gain lot of wisdom through these experiences and you start to live truly. So when people tell me that despite being in this industry how I can survive without being on social media? I find that really funny because it’s not important to me or for my life! If some people are giving it so much importance then it’s their problem. All these PRship is of what use because if you actually see then everything boils down to the fact whether I was good in my film or not?”

Rani Mukerji on Sridevi’s demise: 3 months back I lost my father and now I have lost my maa

Iconic actress Sridevi’s untimely demise has taken the entire nation by rude surprise. Yesterday the Kapoors, Ayyapans and the Marwah family paid their last respect to the legendary actress and everyone right from Sridevi’s colleagues, friends to juniors were heartbroken at the sight of her lifeless body.Actress Rani Mukerji too couldn’t stop from expressing her emotions on her idol’s demise. A heartbroken Rani shared, “For me Sri ji has been my favorite from childhood, she actually knew me as a kid because I used to go in my school uniform and see her shooting as she has worked in my uncle Shomu Mukerji’s film. I remember going with my school bag to watch her shoot and she remembers me as that kid.”

Rani Mukerji: I have faced Hichkis due to my height and voice

After giving a hard-hitting performance in MARDAANI (2014) as Shivani Shivaji Roy, power house performer Rani Mukerji is back after four years with yet another sensitive film HICHKI where she will be playing a teacher having a Tourette syndrome.

The film portrays the protagonist’s struggle to change her shortcomings into her strength and when asked about what all Hichkis (hiccups/hurdles)she faced in real life the actress frankly replied, “I think obviously my height and my voice but then luckily I had Aamir opposite me (smiles). Then I even worked with Abhishek Bachchan, there my height became an issue but later it was said it’s nice that I am short because then people suddenly compared our pairing with his parents’- Amitabh and Jaya Bachchan. So it kind of worked but if I had come in an era of only tall heroes then it would have been a problem but I came in an era where we had Salman, Aamir, Shah Rukh and I looked pretty good with them considering my short height."

Madhurima Tuli: TV has tried experimenting but audiences have not accepted it

Actress Madhurima Tuli started her career in Bollywood with BACHNA AE HASEENO (2008) and later got noticed when she appeared opposite Akshay Kumar in BABY (2015). Since then she did few films down south and currently has been enchanting the audience with her portrayal of the lead role of Princess Chandrakanta in Colors TV series Chandrakanta.

In an exclusive conversation with Glamsham the actress talks about how it was a dream come true to play Chandrakanta. She also shared her views on future of digital media and why we need both content driven films as well as commercial no-brainer films. Read on…


BAJIRAO MASTANI lyricist Prashant Ingole back with a striking short film BUDH

Lyricist Prashant Ingole who has penned beautiful songs like ‘Malhari’ for BAJIRAO MASTANI and gave hit songs for films like MARY KOM, RACE 2 among others is coming up with short film titled BUDH.

Majid Majidi: Satyajit Ray’s remarkable work inspired me to make BEYOND THE CLOUDS

Trailer of celebrated Iranian auteur Majid Majidi’s BEYOND THE CLOUDS was launched yesterday in Mumbai. At the launch event Majidi was asked about what inspired him to choose India to make

Anuj Sachdeva: Breathe explores never seen before shades of R Madhavan

After enthralling the audience with his performance as an obsessed lover in ‘Swaragini — Jodein Rishton Ke Sur’, television heartthrob Anuj Sachdeva will be next seen in Amazon’s upcoming web series ‘Breathe’.

In an exclusive chat with Glamsham the actor talks about his role in the web show, his experience of working with R Madhavan and also why he thinks that digital media has the potential to go beyond the 70 mm experience.


The looming violence over PADMAAVAT’s release will directly affect PAD MAN’s fate

Ever since the announcement of PADMAAVAT (earlier titled PADMAVATI) controversies refuse to haunt the film as well as the filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali. CBFC cleared PADMAVATI giving it U/A certificate but asked the makers to change the title of the film just to highlight the fact that it is a work based on epic poem ‘Padmavat’ by Malik Muhammad Jayasi and is in no way based on any historical figure.The controversies regarding the film led to shuffle in not just its name but its release date as well which eventually impacted the entire industry as every other filmmakers made sure that their film is neither releasing right after/before nor with PADMAAVAT.

PADMAAVAT: Amidst no promotions, new still of Alauddin Khilji is petrifying

It’s sad to see certain section of the society being prejudiced towards Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s dream project PADMAAVAT that stars Deepika Padukone in titular role even before watching it. With the film now being tentatively banned in almost 6 states the producers of the film are running from post to pillar to get the ban lifted. With just a week left for the film’s release instead of promoting their film the makers of the film are simply concentrating on a smooth release of the film.

VEERE DI WEDDING poster shows how chaotic yet fun weddings can be

With uncertainty towards release of PADMAAVAT a week back, the entire film industry got entangled in playing musical chairs with the release date of their respective films. The makers of VEERE DI WEDDING too must have felt left out and in order to have a clear window for their film’s release even they pushed the release date of their film. Kareena Kapoor’s comeback film post her pregnancy which was supposed to release earlier on May 18, has now been pushed to June 1. Just a week back the makers of the film had announced the revised release date and today they unveiled another poster of the film.

What really happened when Hrithik and Kangana came under one roof?

The annual Mumbai Police event has always been one of the most eagerly awaited functions not just for the department of Police but also for B-town stars as it’s the only time when the B-town stars get a chance to thank the efficient Mumbai Police for their great work.

Zeeshan Ayyub: PRship is a blow to creativity in our industry

In Bollywood very rarely you come across an actor who doesn’t believe in being diplomatic and is brutally honest when it comes to talking about the problems (apart from nepotism) that the industry in facing right now. Power-house performer Zeeshan Ayyub is one of those rare actors who call a spade a spade. But he neither indulges in blame game nor excludes himself from the part of these prevalent problems of the industry.

In an exclusive interview with Glamsham, Zeeshan talks about his upcoming film THUGS OF HINDOSTAN and also doesn’t shy away from talking about the failure of his last film TUBELIGHT. The actor without mincing his words speaks his heart out about how the industry doesnt give attention to writing. 

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Mallika Sherawat lends her support for a noble cause

Mallika Sherawat is all set to enthrall the audience with her upcoming film ZEENAT in which she will be seen playing a lawyer who is fighting for a rape victim. Extending her on screen role into real life as well, Mallika has lend her support for a noble cause by being part of Free a Girl India initiative.

Anurag Kashyap: We have more sports based films than the medals

Anurag Kashyap is known for films that are gritty and based on stark realities, however his next film MUKKABAAZ is essentially a love story which has boxing in its back drop. 

Nihaar Pandya: Hopefully after MANIKARNIKA I will be more than Deepika Padukone’s ex

Nihaar Pandya is all set to mark his Bollywood debut with Kangana Ranaut starrer MANIKARNIKA. The new comer will be essaying the role of Baji Rao II in this historical period drama. In an exclusive conversation with Glamsham the actor spoke about how he bagged this film and what all preparation went behind playing the role of Baji Rao II. Besides, Nihaar also opened up about why being referred as Deepika Padukone’s ex doesn’t bother him much. Read on..

THE HOUSE NEXT DOOR Movie Review: Hands down the horror film of the year

If horror is the genre that stimulates your grey cell the most then watch this film and though not perfect it is definitely…

TIGER ZINDA HAI trailer: 4 amusing things that you might have missed out

We watched the eagerly awaited trailer of Bhaijaan Sallu’s TIGER ZINDA HAI this morning. While we were amazed by the scale on which the film is shot and also by the way our very own Tiger a.k.a Salman is hunting down his enemies but there are few instances from the trailer that amused us a lot and at certain junctures even defied our logic. Check out: 

Zeishan Quadri: I will be directing the third instalment of GANGS OF WASSEYPUR

Zeishan Quadri, who rose to fame as screen-writer with Anurag Kashyap’s GANGS OF WASSEYPUR (GOW) series and also remembered for his role as ‘Definite’, is now all set to be seen in a web series titled ‘Akki Vikki Te Nikki’. In an exclusive conversation with Glamsham this multi-talented actor-writer opens up about his first web series and also spills the beans over when the third instalment of GOW will be out and who will be directing it.

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Sanjay Mishra-Ranvir Shorey’s KADVI HAWA trailer reflects bitter truth

The trailer of Nila Madhab Panda’s upcoming film KADVI HAWA is out and it’s quite gripping and thought-provoking.

Here’s how Akshay Kumar welcomed GHAJINI actress Asin’s newborn

Actress Asin Thottumkal married Businessman Rahul Sharma in January last year and the lovely couple welcomed their first child, a baby girl today.

Reprise version of ‘Raat Baaki’ is quite charming ‘Ittefaq Se’!

The first song of Sidharth Malhotra, Akshaye Khanna and Sonakshi Sinha starrer ITTEFAQ is here finally. The song titled ‘Ittefaq Se’ is a reprise version of iconic club number ‘Raat Baaki’ from Amitabh Bachchan-Shashi Kapoor starrer NAMAK HALAAL. 

Vipin Sharma: Big Production houses should also make films that enlighten audience

You saw him as the overtly strict and dominating father of Ishaan Awasthi (played by Darsheel Safary) in TAARE ZAMEEN PAR and he will be always remembered for his terrific portrayal of Nandkishore Awasth...

Guru Randhawa’s reprised ‘Ban Ja Rani’ song from TUMHARI SULU is here

Few days back we told you how Punjabi singer-songwriter Guru Randhawa's 'Ban Ja Rani' will be recreated for Vidya Balan starrer TUMHARI SULU and today the makers of the film released this recreated song.

Vidya Balan is here to charm you as ‘Saree wali Bhabhi’

On Saturday the makers of Vidya Balan’s TUMHARI SULU finally released its trailer and Vidya as Sulu totally charmed us with her smart and naughty house-wife act.


‘Khatam Kahani’ from Irrfan Khan’s QARIB QARIB SINGLLE is new age love song

'Khatam Kahani' from Irrfan Khan's QARIB QARIB SINGLLE is new age love song

‘Jia O Jia’ reprise version from JIA AUR JIA may woo the youngsters

'Jia O Jia' reprise version from JIA AUR JIA may woo the youngsters

Kapil Sharma’s FIRANGI new motion poster gives a new release date

Releasing the motion poster of Kapil Sharma’s upcoming film FIRANGI, the makers of the film announced a new release date of their film. FIRANGI which is Kapil Sharma’s second film post KIS KISKO PYAAR KAROON was earlier schedule to release on November 10 has now been pushed to November 24.

Aamir Khan as ‘Sexy Baliye’ Shakti Kumaarr will make you go ROFL

Aamir Khan as 'Sexy Baliye' Shakti Kumaarr will make you go ROFL

Hrithik Roshan to romance Vaani Kapoor in Yash Raj’s next

Few weeks back we told you how Hrithik Roshan and Tiger Shroff are gearing up for a face-off in a Yash Raj films and today the makers of the film announced the female lead of this yet-to-be titled film which will be directed by Siddharth Anand.

KJo announces BRAHMASTRA starring Big B, Ranbir & Alia

So it feels nice to know that Karan Johar's Dharma Productions yesterday made an announcement of their upcoming project a fantasy adventure BRAHMASTRA which is going to be a trilogy.

Pallavi Das: I hope UMEED generate awareness about unethical drug trials

Rajat Mukherjee’s upcoming film UMEED, a medical thriller talks about how the uneducated and poor people of India are becoming victims of unethical drug trials by Foreign Pharmaceuticals In an exclusive conversation with Glamsham, actress Pallavi Das speaks about how she bagged UMEED and also expressed her concerns regarding how poor people are being cheated and used as guinea pigs for unethical drug trials. The actress also talks about how their team is struggling to secure an U/A certificate, which the CBFC has refused to give. Read on to find out more:

PADMAVATI trailer is out and here we tell you why it gives you deja vu feeling

PADMAVATI trailer is out and here we tell you why it gives you deja vu feeling

Trailer of ITTEFAQ is out and it certainly piqued our curiosity

Yesterday we gave you a sneak peek into Abhay Chopra’s mystery thriller ITTEFAQ and today the makers of the film have released its trailer which certainly makes us curious about a murder and the two version of Vikram(Sidharth) and Maya(Sonakshi) respectively, but whose version is the truth now that forms the mystery.