Salaries are a mandate for us regulars who have to worry about paying the bills, but there was just something special about the first salaries. An achievement, a memory to cherish for years, a gift for someone special – what not! The same stands true for our stars too. Maybe they are earning in tens of millions now, as compared to their negligible first credits, pretty sure they hold that experience close to their hearts. Here’s a little sneak-peek into the first paychecks of all the actors we idealize.
Things were better when we would get to know what celebs are saying through intensely edited and filtered interviews in Filmfare and Stardust. Then came the era of social media and changed everything. The notion, that our celebs are perfect orators, was butchered ruthlessly as we entered the not-so-smart minds of our Bollywood stars through their hasty tweets. “No, they didn’t” we thought eyeballing their random rants on the social media platform, but more than often – they did make blunders that agitated an ocean of followers – fans and haters – to give them an earful in response to their unbecoming tweets. Here are 10 celebs who didn’t think through before tweeting and drew quite the backlash.
Shahid is all set for his December release Padmavati, the actor has certainly come a long way since the release of his 2002 rom-com Ishq Vishk and we do admit it was an amazing journey for Shahid. But do you know Shahid wasn’t set to debut in Ishq Vishk to begin with? It was a whole different movie that could have marked his Bollywood debut and perhaps altered the course of his career too. Shahid is not the only one! There are many celebs who were scheduled to enter the industry through particular movies, but destiny chose something else for them. Here’s a list you might find interesting.
Now that fairy lights of Diwali are back in the store room, we are looking forward to new celebrations – because we, in India, never run out of festivities.
Love is a beautiful thing; but one thing dangerous about it is, it’s blind and at times silly too. When the heart has its hands on the wheel of your life, the brain is often made to take the back seat – might sound romantic, fancy and fairy tale- esque – but nah! Not that brilliant an idea to pursue, for when the alarm goes off, the reality we wake up to isn’t as pleasant as the dream we were in, just a short while back.
Rani Mukherji and Ranbir Kapoor were clicked together by the shutterbugs at a pandal on the auspicious occasion of Durga Puja. Rani and Ranbir smiled and hugged each other as they met. While Rani looked stunning in a beige sari with a bright orange blouse.
Ranbir Kapoor turned a year older. And Bollywood stars came to party with the Kapoor grandson at his bachelor pad. Alia Bhatt, Shah Rukh Khan, Sidharth Malhotra and other stars were spotted arriving for the bash.
Fame attracts fame, and riches gravitate towards riches. The wealth at the disposal of Bollywood actresses is beyond imagination of the middle class salaried people like you and I. But the treasure placed at the feet of such goddesses when opulent businessmen, captivated in their charm, offer them their hearts are unreal.
To be involved in philanthropic activities and supporting social causes is not new among the dwellers of tinsel town; some of them, however, take the cause of social welfare to new heights, and in the process the often carve out a way to life for years after they are gone.
Music and dance have been an inevitable part of Indian movies since its very inception. Though in yesteryears the major numbers were performed by special dancers like Helen, the term item girl was not coined until Malaika Arora climbed up the roof of a moving train and gave us all the feels.
While promoting her upcoming movie, Vivegam, the 25-year-old filled in the reporter on her religion conversion. Kamal Hassan’s younger daughter, moved by its teachings and principles, adopted Buddhism.
Notorious as an industry swamped in jealously and rivalry woven into its fabric, Bollywood seldom gets credit for the lifelong strong friendships that have formed and evolved under its umbrella. Being the first Sunday of August, as we all tie that bright band around our BFF’s wrist, click to know about 11 BFF jodies of Bollywood.
Its a weird weird world – this film industry, I tell you. Don’t let them fool you with these beautiful faces and hearty smiles that easily conceal those real feelings they harbour deep within. You may smile ear to ear and feign as much cordiality – but we know you can’t stand each other one bit.
Little Taimur is not even a year old, but has the media wrapped around his finger already.
The formal denial of the stars aside, Bollywood is a tough race, everyone is constantly striving to outdo the next. Excelling in this race often calls for changing tracks and our actors don’t mind leaping from one to another – we are talking movies – even it is in the middle of production.
From its introduction in the late 70s to early 90s, television was snubbed as the less glamorous younger sibling of the big screen. Only those who couldn’t make it to movies would feature in serials and hardly were looked as at celebs. The notion was shattered when Ekta Kapoor joined the business and remodelled the art of soap opera.
The obsession with cinema knows no limits, it is infinite; growing by the hour, expanding itself on the minds of cine goers from Kashmir to Kanyakumari, Gandhinagar to Itanagar.
Love has never been afar from being a roller-coaster ride. But the highs and the lows are a li’l too appalling when the ones involved are celebrated by millions and their love-life, including the tussels and tangles, are always under the radar. Here are 7 celeb couples that had their fall out and found themselves at the receiving end of a hot slap right amidst public view.
From Nirupa Rai to Kirron Kher, mothers in Indian cinema have enjoyed a privilege like none other. Often, just like in reality, the emotion quotient in mothers surpasses that in fathers leaving very less screen time to the later.
The trend of getting body parts insured, as I can tell from memory (because I want to give Google a break, and put my brain to work again), started with Jennifer Lopez and her famous posterior. It wasn’t too long before our very desi celebs took their body parts to the insurance agents and got them cover for a huge amount.
Chanced upon Vogue’s video, 73 questions with Priyanka Chopra the other day and was floored when as said, “Ghar ki bahut yaad aati hai”. Well Pri, yaad to humein bhi tumhari bahut aati hain. The way Pee Cee’s career is roaring in Hollywood, I wouldn’t be surprised if one fine morning she decides to settle down in Hollywood for good.
The buzz around Baahubali seems not to end anytime sooner – and why should it? It’s the first regional movie in forever to have attracted praise and admiration from cinema goers of north, south, east and west alike. With its mind blowing cinematography and use of technology, Baahubali’s story has found fans in countries of the far west also.
These actresses are your ideal daughter-in-law, sister-in-law or wife – Oh, the ever so sacrificing woman of India, the manifestation of familial virtues that would submit to every brutality presented to her by life to uphold the dignity of marriage and relationship. Honestly though, all that self-deprivation looks fine on screen, not so great in real life. For when the blow strikes your face, ladies, retiring to the kitchen and shedding tears in silence isn’t the best choice. Learn the art of life from your favourite telly actresses who combated domestic violence and dealt with it.
India is a country where celebrities can be revered as Gods or reviled as monsters. And it usually doesn't take much for the public to swing from love to hate. Here are 9 celebs who managed to invoke the anger and contempt of the Indian public.