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.
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.
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While some of them wowed us with their performances, the others made headlines for their ugly spats. Blockbuster successes, box office collections, love affairs, gossips and acting excellence – these are just a few of the things that kept our favourite celebrities in the news. Here are the movers and shakers from tinseltown this year:
Vidya Balan is among the few actors of this generation who can rise above the script and stamp their authority on a film. Vidya’s sterling acting chops are on full display in her latest release ‘Tumhari Sulu’. Sulu’s life takes a fortuitous turn when she goes to a radio station to collect a pressure cooker that she has won in a contest.
Despite all this, ‘King Khan’, the sobriquet bestowed upon SRK, walks away with the crown for being the most ‘consistent’ superstar. Shah Rukh made his debut with ‘Deewana’ in 1992 and the movie became a runaway hit.
Vivek Oberoi is in the news: for ascribing the reason for his failure in Bollywood to someone else. In the past, he had blamed Aishwarya Rai and his own arrogance for his downfall. In an interview with Farah Khan, he had mentioned how his then friend Aishwarya Rai instigated him to hold a press conference against Salman Khan on April 1, 2003.
This past week, as we settled down with our mugs of freshly brewed draught beer, I saw Cynthia* roll her eyes when she spotted the hickey on my neck. Both, my friends Cynthia and Amitabh* where ‘happily’ married with healthy spouses and there was no reason for me to believe otherwise. Cynthia replied, almost disgusted, as if I was indulging in some immoral act, “After the long working hours and with a kid, how do you manage to find time to have sex?” I realized immediately it had less to do with my sex-life and more to do with hers.
Akshay Kumar is on a roll once again. ‘Toilet – Ek Prem Katha’ is his fifth hit in a row. Apart from the Khans (Aamir, Salman, Shah Rukh), he is the only mainstream Bollywood actor who can truly be called a ‘superstar’. A section of the industry believes that despite reeling off an array of hits in the last three decades, Akshay has not received the kind of encomiums that have been bestowed upon the Khans.
Hansal Mehta, the director, has crafted a couple of fine movies – ‘Shahid’ and ‘Aligarh’ – based on real-life characters. It borrows heavily from the life of Sandeep Kaur, who robbed a string of banks in Los Angeles in 2014 by pretending to be a human bomb and who was eventually arrested.
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“There may soon be a generation that believes Eid is celebrated because a Salman Khan film is releasing,” tweeted Shirish Kunder in 2014. The statement pithily captures megastar Salman Khan’s association with the festival that has brought him copious riches, renown and refulgence. All his 8 movies released on Eid, to date, have been monumentally successful. ‘Tubelight’, which releases on June 23, 2017, is his 9th Eid release.
She was seen in ‘Baahubali 1- The Beginning’ as the lead character’s tortured mother, only until her real beauty was revealed in the sequel. She charmed her way into a million hearts across the nation with her stellar performance in ‘Baahubali 2 – The Conclusion’ as the valiant warrior princess who conquers Amarendra Baahubali’s heart.
The heap of resentment on the other end may eventually lead your relationship towards a fall out as minute things often create hollows in relationships that appear strong on the outside only waiting to break apart by the mildest push in the wrong direction. If most of your time is consumed in finding flaws in your partner, drawing comparisons with your friends, friends’ partner, or colleagues and discovering the many ways they fall short to others, perhaps you are the one at fault. Nothing sabotages a relationship than comparing your partner’s inadequacies to someone else’s merits.
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When the ‘foreign-return’, ill-fated, would-be groom, Kanan (Suraj Sharma), is asked to marry a tree before his actual marriage, he ends up marrying the resident-ghost of the tree, Sashi. Kanan is in a bind because he has no clue what to do with the friendly ghost with an impending wedding at hand.