From the fashion industry to Bollywood to running a successful business to becoming a mother – the gorgeous Lara Dutta, who turnes older on April 16, seems to have done it all.Image credit: Instagram
The biggest challenge while making a list of the biggest blockbusters of the decade is to decide what the determining factor should be. As the period spans ten years, one cannot simply pick the ten highest grossers and proclaim them as the biggest blockbusters because the prices of tickets shoot up every year, especially for marquee, big-budget releases.Hence, the nett collections of -- for example -- a ‘Race 3’ released in 2018 are more than a ‘Dabangg’, which hit the screens in 2010, though the latter is a much bigger blockbuster. Hence, the ideal yardstick to measure the magnitude of Box-Office success of films is the number of footfalls. Footfalls are nothing but the number of tickets sold by cinema halls across India. So, a ‘Dabangg’ has more footfalls than a ‘Race 3’ and would have done much more business than the latter if released in 2018 because of increased ticket rates over the years.Here are the 10 blockbusters which released between 2010-2019 and struck gold at the turnstiles.Notes:1) ‘Baahubali 2: The Conclusion’ is excluded as it was a Telugu movie dubbed in Hindi. This list takes into account only Bollywood films.2) Footfalls are number of tickets sold within India.
On the occasion of International Women's Day, find out what Indian citizens think about safety of women in the country, opportunities for women, and the changes they would would like to see to achieve 'Balance for better'. Do you think women are better than men? Yes, No or other? What needs to change for equality of the genders? Leave your comments below. Video concept: Chaitra Anand
In his career spanning four decades, Anupam Kher has portrayed a range of roles with admirable finesse and ease. On his 64th birthday, let’s look at interesting facts pertaining to some of his iconic movies.
All the glitz and glamour from one of the world’s most expensive and star-studded weddings ever. (Photo courtesy: Yogen Shah, agencies; Picture Text: The Quint)
Bollywood stars Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh will tie the knot on November 14 and 15. On their own steam, each of them is rich and successful.One they are married, the beautiful Bollywood couple, Ranveer and Deepika, is expected to become an even bigger brand.Here’s a look at the power-couple’s combined and individual net-worth.(Source: India Today, FinApp, Agencies)
Actresses Shilpa Shetty and Richa Chadda have been in the news recently for their encounters with what they perceived as ‘racist’ behaviour in foreign lands. Here are some past instances of Bollywood stars being subjected to racism, both inside and outside the country.
As Shahid Kapoor’s latest, ‘Batti Gul Meter Chalu’, hits the screens today, we look back at some of the actor’s past hits.Note: All the Box Office numbers are net India collections.
Out of the closet and straight into these LGBTQ friendly destinations! The recent Supreme Court ruling decriminalising Section 377 has brought about good cheer for the community.Queer film festivals, pride parades, special tour operators and the ever growing members of the LGBTQ community are indicators that Indians are getting to be quite accepting of this alternative lifestyle.Not only can LGBTQs now shun the fear of the law, they can also feel liberated by enjoying a stay in any of these cities, which are highly tolerant and friendly towards members of the community.Image Credit: GettyReference source: www.holidify.com
Here’s a list of some of Bollywood’s most acclaimed movies that were Box Office disasters.Box Office collections – Rs 20 lakhBudget – Rs 35 lakh (approx)Now considered one of the greatest Indian films ever made, ‘Kaagaz Ke Phool’ bombed when it was released in 1959 and pushed the director/producer, Guru Dutt, to the brink of bankruptcy. The audience in the Odeon cinema hall (Delhi) threw eggs on the screen during its screening.
Here’s proof that, at times, perceptions can be stronger than reality. Did you know these movies were among the biggest hits of the year they were released in?
After an initial couple of years of commercial failure, Katrina Kaif is now one of Bollywood’s most successful leading ladies at the Box Office. Here’s a look at her biggest hits in terms of collections:
With Rajkumar Hirani’s ‘Sanju’ set to hit the silver screens on June 29, we take a look at some of the shocking facts about Sanjay Dutt’s life. A life equally besprinkled with glamour and grief, adventure and pain, success and failure, not to mention a constant brush with the law. Read on….
While Salman Khan is ready for his Eid release ‘Race 3’, he is also all set to launch another new face in Bollywood. Salman tweeted on Thursday that he will soon launch a new talent and shared a photo along with a lovely message.
If anything, their stature and Box Office power have only increased with time. In this day and age of blatant self-promotion, one rarely sees Ajay strutting his stuff and tom-toming his feats to the media.
On his 53rd birthday, here are some professional qualities and traits that make Aamir Khan the unique Bollywood phenomenon that he is. Action movies were ruling the roost in the 1980s, but QSQT bucked the trend and ushered in an era of love stories/family dramas driven by blockbuster soundtracks. The movie catapulted Aamir to stardom and offers streamed in. Due to poor selection of roles, his next few films – ‘Love Love Love’, ‘Tum Mere Ho’, ‘Awwal Number’, ‘Jawani Zindabad’ and ‘Afsana Pyaar Ka’ – tanked badly with Inder Kumar’s ‘Dil’ being his his only hit movie between 1989-1991.
No film in recent times has perhaps faced the kind of ferocious protests that ‘Padmaavat’ did before its release. The CBFC passed the film only after changing its title and then too it was not released in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Gujarat. At the time of writing this article, the film had made Rs 270 crore (nett) in India and is a massive hit throughout the world.
List of Bollywood and Hollywood celebrities who have been seen embracing Nirav Modi jewellery both on and off the red carpet.Credits: Instagram, News18
Hrithik Roshan’s Box Office luck may have run out, but the popular light-eyed star has given a number of big hits over the years. Here’s visiting his most successful films and hoping he regains his touch at the turnstiles soon.
It was a busy Tuesday night for Bollywood celebrities and cricketers. First, they had to attend the much-awaited Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma wedding reception in Mumbai, and then head to Panvel for Salman Khan’s birthday bash.This year, Salman Khan’s birthday was even more special that usual. His film, ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’, is currently running to packed theatres and breaking box office records.Here check out pictures from Sallu bhai’s 52nd birthday:Text Courtesy: India Today and The Quint
Christmas is one of the most sought-after periods, along with Eid and Diwali, for Bollywood filmmakers. Here’s the lowdown on the major films of the past 10 years that were released around the time of this auspicious festival.