|Box office collection of Judwaa 2
|David Dhawan’s directorial movie Judwaa 2 was released late September and has been showing a steady box office collection even in its third week. The release of non-impactful movies since then has also helped it to sustain itself. At the end of the third Sunday, the total box office India collection of the Varun Dhawan starrer was 1330.3 million. Taking worldwide collection as well, its cumulative figure stands at 2100.5 million, making it the most successful movie of 2017 so far.
Veteran film director Lekh Tandon passes away
Director of many popular old movies like Shammi Kapoor’s Professor (1962) and family drama Dulhan Wahi Jo Piya Man Bhaye (1977) passed away at the age of 88 on Sunday. He took his last breath at his Powai residence in suburban Mumbai. He contributed equally to television and even gave SRK his first break in his television series, Dil Dariya (1988). In his later years, Tandon also acted in Swadesh (2004) and later in Chennai Express (2013). Many people from the film fraternity remembered his contributions and paid him homage.
Bachchan family celebrates Big B’s 75th Birthday in Maldives
To celebrate Big B’s 75 birthday, the entire family flew to Maldives last week and gave big B a surprise birthday bash. Photographs have been released of the family enjoying a yacht ride. The happiness and the fun evident is making the pictures go viral and giving all some serious family goals.
|Sonam Kapoor blasted cat fight allegations on Twitter
|Four actresses, Sonam Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Shikha Talsania and Swara Bhaskar will all appear together in the upcoming Veere Di Wedding. Reports that the four women do not get along and engage in bitter cat-fights have been going around. Taking to Twitter, Sonam blasted it candidly in an open letter that the women are great friends who go well together and work professionally as well as have oodles of fun together.
Anupam Kher assumes role of FTII chairperson
Kareena Kapoor Khan returns to celebrate first
Kareena Kapoor had been in Delhi, shooting her post-pregnancy movie Veerey Di Wedding. After spending a couple of weeks in Delhi, Kareena returned to Mumbai with Taimur to celebrate his first Diwali with friends and family. Taimur seems quite comfortable as a celebrity kid, and he can look forward to spending some time with his cousin sister Inaaya Naumi Kemmu, the latest addition to the family.
Sanjay Dutt steps back from The Good Maharaja
Sanjay Dutt is finding it difficult to digest the Bhoomi Debacle. This has made him critically eye his next projects. Consequently, he opted out of Omung Kumar’s directorial venture, The Good Maharaja as the film is facing legal disputes. Sanjay is currently shooting for Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster 3. He now wants to focus on his home production through which he plans to make a remake of a Malayalam movie Prasthanam.
Kangana Ranaut and her sister charged with defaming Aditya Pancholi
Actor Aditya Pancholi has filed a defamation case against actor Kangana Ranaut and her sister Rangoli in the Andheri metropolitan magistrate’s court. He accused Kangana and her sister of making defamatory remarks against him on two news channels and on Twitter. He calls for the initiation of criminal proceedings against both the sisters under sections 499 (defamation) and 500 (punishment for defamation) of the Indian Penal Code.
Lulia Vantur’s absence from Arpita’s Diwali bash
Lulia Vantur has been a steady presence at all Salman Khan’s family bash and parties. However, she was missing at the Diwali bash thrown by Salman’s sister Arpita. It was a star-studded affair. While many attributed it to Katrina Kaif’s presence, the reality is that Lulia’s visa expired, and she needed to return back to Romania. She will apply again for the visa and return to pursue her singing career.
Varun Dhawan to get a wax statue
Varun Dhawan has been having terrific career success so far. After his latest hit Judwaa, he was selected for a wax statue of his that will be displayed at Madame Tussauds in Hong Kong. This has made Varun the youngest star to be waxed and join the elite list. Varun took to Twitter to express his happiness and the fact that he did not expect this so soon.