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ROWDY Akshay ka phatka 49 crore ka jhatka!


Just before KAMBAKKHT ISHQ released in 2009, during an interview, we had conveyed the feeling of his fans wanting him to return to action, and also asked Akshay Kumar if he had any plans of getting back into the ‘Khiladi’ mode again! The actor politely replied saying ”Nothing at the moment…hopefully soon.”

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However, it seems that the actor had misread the feelings of his fans and his career went into a slump (barring a HOUSEFULL and DESI BOYZ).

CHECK OUT: Khiladi’s ROWDY & resounding return to action!

Cut to 2012, and the actor’s return to action, sprinkled with a liberal dose of comedy and wit has been welcomed with open arms, and ROWDY RATHORE has netted 48-49 crores (to be validated) during the opening non-holiday weekend, beating the previous records (HOUSEFULL 2 and READY) by more than 6 crores!

As things stand today, ROWDY RATHORE is all set to be Akshay Kumar’s second 100 crore plus netter and take him once again into the top league. And before we leave, there are reports that ROWDY RATHORE is also doing good business in the overseas.

ROWDY RATHORE roars at the box-office

UTV & Bhansali Productions’ ROWDY RATHORE opened to an unprecedented response, creating a splash at the box office with single screen registering phenomenal collections.

Breaking records, the action entertainer collected a whopping 15.10 crore on its opening day, the third biggest opening day of all time after AGNEEPATH and BODYGUARD and the biggest non-holiday opening of all time, given that the other 2 blockbusters released on National holidays.

Directed by Prabhu Dheva, the film that marked Akshay Kumar’s return to out-and-out action was also the star’s biggest opening day ever.

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Confirmed acclaimed critic and trade analyst, ”ROWDY RATHORE is the biggest non-holiday Friday opener. Outstanding! Business in mass dominated circuits is humungous.”

Says Siddharth Roy Kapoor, MD, Disney UTV Motion Pictures, ”We are thrilled with the incredible opening day collections of ROWDY RATHORE across the length and breadth of India. ROWDY RATHORE has notched up the 3rd biggest opening day of all time and the biggest non holiday opening day of all time. It is also Akshay Kumar’s biggest opening day ever. All of us UTV, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Akshay Kumar, Sonakshi Sinha and of course Prabhu Dheva are immensely thankful to audiences for helping this film to rewrite box office history.”

While centers like Kanpur, Nagpur, Indore, Jaipur, Udaipur and Lucknow have recorded 85% average collections in single screens, multiplexes too showed encouraging occupancy. The film has also received an overwhelming response overseas especially in centers like UK, Canada and UAE.


Adds analyst, ”Single-screen cinemas going berserk over ROWDY RATHORE. A straight blockbuster! That’s what ROWDY RATHORE is! Next 100 crore film? All chances!”

If that wasn’t all, the film also received rave reviews in industry circles tweeted director/producer Karan Johar ”Huge congratulations to Shabina khan, SLB,team UTV, Sonakshi Sinha, Akshay Kumar!!!! For roaring ROWDY RATHORE!!!! More POWER to all of u!!!!”

Directed by Prabhu Dheva, starring Akshay Kumar and Sonakshi Sinha, UTV’s ROWDY RATHORE produced by Sanjay Leela Bhansali and co-produced by Shabinaa Khan released June 1st, 2012.

Sunny Leone: No plans for any item numbers

Porn star Sunny Leone has denied the rumours of doing an item number in southern star Mahesh Babu’s directorial venture on the micro-blogging site.

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Earlier, rumours were doing the rounds that Sunny, who will be doing her Bollywood debut soon with Pooja Bhatt’s JISM 2, will be doing an item number in Kannada film PREM ADDA.

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Tweeted Sunny on the social networking site, “For all the rumors, The only 2 movies I am signed to shoot this year are JISM 2 and @Ragini…..NOTHING ELSE….Dont believe what you read. Including NO plans for any ITEM NUMBERS as of yet.”

Shahrukh Khan won’t attend IIFA

Superstar Shahrukh Khan will not be attending the IIFA ceremony in Singapore this year as the actor will be busy shooting in London for YRF’s untitled next.

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Shahrukh will be leaving for London this weekend where he will be joined by his family and his kids Aryan and Suhana.

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”The rumours of Shahrukh and his family being at IIFA has got many of his fans excited and they have been making constant inquires but this is to clarify to everyone that Shahrukh is in London shooting for Yash Chopra. He will be joined by Katrina Kaif and Anushkha Sharma a few days later,” says a source close to SRK.

Deepika Padukone now endorses hair oil brand

Parachute Advansed announced Bollywood beauty Deepika Padukone as their brand ambassador. She will be part of their latest ‘World’s Best Hair’ campaign.

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Deepika was part of the brand back in 2007, and now she is back to the Parachute family for the ‘World’s Best Hair’ campaign. Talking on her return to the brand, Deepika said, ”It feels great to be back with Parachute Advansed. It has always been a brand that has been close to me, and it understands the hair care needs of today’s urban women.”

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The timeless elegance and confidence that Deepika exudes is characteristic of the ideal Parachute Advansed girl.

Lovemaking scene with Sunny Leone was exhausting, says Randeep Hooda

Actor Randeep Hooda, who is busy shooting for his upcoming erotic movie JISM 2, says that he got exhausted after shooting a love making scene with co-star Sunny Leone.

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Tweeted Randeep on the social networking site saying, “Just finished a major love making scene for @Jism2 . Extreme, exhausting and exhilarating. Hope we can turn people “on” all over with it ;))”

CHECK OUT: Sunny Leone sizzles in bikini at Sri Lankan beach for JISM 2

Directed by Pooja Bhatt, JISM 2 marks the debut of porn star Sunny Leone in Bollywood and also features Arunoday Singh in the lead role.

A musical start to Cinema 100 at Whistling Woods International

On the 1st day of June, Whistling Woods International embarked on a historical journey. A. R. Rahman kick-started the three day extravaganza celebrating the completion of a century of Indian Cinema. It was a very musical day at Whistling Woods with legends like A.R. Rahman, Gulzaar Saab, Saroj Khan and Sukhwinder Singh creating an atmosphere of nostalgia for all music and dance lovers alike.

Meghna Ghai Puri, President, Whistling Woods International, welcomed everyone with great pride, “‘Cinema 100’ is here to bring out the magnificence and variety of Indian Cinema. I am overwhelmed by the dedication and passion of my staff and students.”

The inaugural function took off with the unveiling of a life size statue of Dadasaheb Phalke by A.R. Rahman to deafening applause. The same applause welcomed the founder of Whistling Woods International, Subhash Ghai to the podium. “God has really blessed me. Every crisis is a celebration in itself. All of you have been a shoulder to me. I am very emotional at the moment but grateful that you are here. What I have achieved over the years is love and trust of the people. Whistling Woods will never give up. We will prove to the world that we are the best,” said the evergreen showman.

A short film was prepared depicting the kaleidoscopic evolution of Indian cinema right from the black and white era, through the golden years until present day. The future of cinema was highlighted as Whistling Woods International.

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Everyone swayed to the songs sung by Sukhwinder Singh as he emphatically stated, “Sufism is the most romantic musical style.” Subhash Ghai lovingly referred to him as ‘Ramta Jogi’ as he had a playful tee-a-tete with his prodigy. The inaugural ceremony came to a close with Sukhwinder Singh unraveling the mystery behind poetry in cinema. His musical analysis of the song ‘Bidi Jalaile’ from the movie OMKARA, gave the audience a novel perspective on the power of lyrics in music. The poetry workshop with Gulzar Saab was an instant hit with the entire hall giving him a standing ovation. “If anything happens to this institute, I will be the saddest person in the city,” exclaimed the legendary lyricist.

Indian Cinema is incomplete without dance and the best person to know about its evolution had to be Saroj Khan. The choreographer, who started dancing at the age of 3 and began teaching dance at the tender age of 14, has seen the various changes that this industry has undergone over the last couple of years.

The young stars from the movie ISHAQZAADE, indulged in an informal chat with the students about their experience at Whistling Woods and their work. When asked about the student initiative ‘Cinema 100’, Parineeti Chopra piqued, “It is mind-blowing.” They both clearly enjoyed the entire experience of being part of this beautiful celebration and left with smiling faces. Industry veterans such as Randhir Kapoor, K. Shantaram, Rakesh Mehra and Jackie Shroff were also in attendance.

The first day of this three day event ended with the most important film of our industry. 18 minutes of RAJA HARISHCHANDRA, the only part of the first ever silent Hindi feature film available was screened, followed by the Marathi film depicting its making, HARISHCHANDRACHI FACTORY. This enthralling experience summed up the whole spirit of Cinema 100!

Ranbir Kapoor to debut on IIFA stage

The International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) revealed that the youngest member of Hindi Cinema’s first family, Ranbir Kapoor will perform on stage for the first time at the Jaypee Group IIFA Awards this month. Joining the elite list of performers including IIFA choreographer, Prabhu Dheva, Shahid Kapoor, Bipasha Basu and Sonakshi Sinha will be the gorgeous, Priyanka Chopra and Farhan Akhtar.

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Performing at the Jaypee IIFA Awards, Ranbir said, ”This is the first time I’m performing at IIFA, this marks a special significance for me. I know that the expectations are huge and it is quite a challenge to match Prabhu Dheva’s moves but I’m going to work hard and I’m sure we are going to have a lot of fun as well.”

CHECK OUT: Shahid, Priyanka to promote TERI MERI KAHAANI at IIFA

As we draw closer to the 13th Jaypee Group IIFA Awards, the promising line-up of young talent is sure to leave audiences mesmerized, as Bollywood takes the centre stage from June 7th-9th in the Lion City of Singapore.

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Shahid, Priyanka to promote TERI MERI KAHAANI at IIFA

TERI MERI KAHAANI actors, Priyanka Chopra and Shahid Kapoor along with director, Kunal Kohli will promote their film at the IIFA Weekend.

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Both the stars Shahid and Priyanka will head IIFA Rocks! followed by solo performances on the Jaypee IIFA Awards stage.

Spanning three eras from 1910, 1960 and 2012, world media will get a sneak preview of TERI MERI KAHAANI at the Weekend. Shahid Kapoor will also play co-host at the Awards this year, with director-actor, Farhan Akthar.

CHECK OUT: Shahid-Priyanka chemistry had to be developed

Performing at the Jaypee IIFA Awards, Priyanka Chopra said, ”We are very happy to showcase our upcoming film, TERI MERI KAHAANI at the IIFAs this year. I am honoured to perform for my fans in Singapore and look forward to the IIFA Weekend and Awards. See you in Singapore!”

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Sonam Kapoor retorts to ‘Katrina shameless’ controversy

Fashionista Sonam Kapoor retorted on the social networking site, saying that the news of ‘Sonam calling Katrina shameless’ that are doing the rounds is completely baseless. She says that her quotes are totally misinterpreted by the media.

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Sonam was recently quoted in Cannes by a leading daily that she would like to gift actress Katrina Kaif a bouquet of flowers because she wishes she had the same kind of ‘shamelessness’ and certain kind of commitment to do certain things.

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But, Sonam feels that she had said that in another way, more like a compliment to Kat. And her ‘so called’ compliment has been made into a controversy by some select media.

The actor tweeted on the social networking portal, ”I’m so over being misinterpreted.. How can some select media take a compliment made to someone and make it into a controversy…”