Aiyaary, Padman & Padmaavat (ongoing), the rest of the box office

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  1. Aiyaary!!!

    Editor of leftist propaganda website ‘Scroll’ too called India’s anger at Pakistan for killing our jawans, jingoism.
    http://www.opindia.com/2018/02/amul-throws-a-dagger-at-pakistan-ends-up-piercing-the-liberal-heart/

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  2. The reviews are mixed. Let us see how the audience will take to the film. It seems the film needs a tighter editing and less run time to hold the audience’s interest. Padman and Padmaavat may give tough competition.

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  3. In another Samachar …Modi sud rejine !!
    Jamia Nizamia, one of the oldest Islamic seminaries of higher learning for Muslims belonging to Sunnis in India, on Thursday issued a fatwa against Malayalam movie Oru Adaar love song ‘Manikya Malaraye Poove’.
    The seminary urged the concerned authorities to remove or delete the song before releasing of the movie.

    http://www.republicworld.com/entertainment-news/bollywood-news/fatwa-issued-against-viral-malayalam-song

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    • This is conservative mindset but not illegal…but this is never called fringe……I prefer this to Hindu fringe groups running around burning buses for a movie.Thats illegal..but they are called fringe…

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      • Bhai who log seedha upar pahunchaatey hain.
        JNU bigot Sheila Rashid quietly deleted her FB post when faced with death threats from her fellow bigots. No tamasha , no hue and cry , seedha delete, that is how much she was scared of them.

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    • Rocky.. with all fairness, do you understand what is a Fatwa here? You can take a day or two or do as much research as you can and reply with your thoughts.

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      • Master- In all fairness, jahan ifs and buts aa jaayen wahan the entire argument goes down the drain.
        The above comments just proved my point about the double standards .
        No samachar, no dissing India, no hue and cry…yeh hai MSM and yahee hai SS.

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  4. This has gone directly to Netflix …

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    • I saw Lagaan (second time only after first day show) and Madness in the desert on Netflix…

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      • I saw Madness in desert too… Kiran Rao was there ..
        Aamir Khan kee producer Reena in Mumbai, and Aamir sahib kee Ishq on the sets …LOL!!

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        • I have read the Lagaan book. It is much more nuanced than the documentary Chale Chalo/Madness in the Desert. I honestly don’t feel that there was any romance on Lagaan sets. Yes, there was tension because the film’s budget was spinning out of control.

          IMO, the divorce happened because of a British journo issue.

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          • Aamir supposedly had quite a few flings during his married life with Reena (most stars do). Apart from Lagaan rumors, he was also said to be romantically involved with Zinta while shooting DCH, which was not far apart. It seems that although Aamir can spend years on the same film, he cant stick to one woman for any substantial amount of time.

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          • What is the budget of Lagaan?

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          • In the documentary, they said it started with 12 crore..and it went up to some 18-20 crore and they stopped counting after that..

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  5. Pad Man Has Decent First Week
    Friday 16 February 2018 11.45 IST
    Box Office India Trade Network

    Pad Man had a decent first week of 62 crore nett as it held well on the weekdays after a very average start. The film jumped very well on Saturday but could not follow up on Sunday as families in places like Jaipur and Kanpur did not really come and this is the audience that can really push a film.

    The film took advantage of the partial holidays to hold up well midweek and the drop came on day seven which was always likely. The weekdays held well but places that can sustain well in the long run like Punjab, Delhi, UP and Gujarat are not the drivers of the film. It is doing comparatively better in places like Mumbai and Bangalore.

    The eighth day is the test for the film with competition from a new release and a strong holdover film. The film is a success but will have to show a 10-15% drop from Thursday to emerge a solid HIT, normally films drop more when a new film comes but there are case of no drop as well but generally those films open at around half the range of Pad Man.

    The collections for Pad Man for the first week are as follows

    Friday – 10,00,00,000 apprx

    Saturday – 13,50,00,000 apprx

    Sunday – 16,00,00,000 apprx

    Monday – 5,75,00,000 apprx

    Tuesday – 6,00,00,000 apprx

    Wednesday – 7,00,00,000 apprx

    Thursday 3,75,00,000 apprx

    TOTAL – 62,00,00,000 apprx

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    • Almost a record 50% drop from Wednesday to Thursday, and not like Wednesday was hitting double digits. That would be the commentary if this was an Aamir movie, but soft stance by BOI for Akshay

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  6. Sushant Singh Rajput at loggerheads with his Kedarnath director Abhishek Kapoor
    BySubhash K. JhaFeb 16, 2018 – 10:44 am IST

    .Reports of constant conflict between the director and his leading man filtered out of the Kedarnath location.

    Says a source close to the project, “Sushant Singh Raput didn’t agree with the way Gattu (Abhishek Kapoor) interpreted Sushant Singh Rajput’s character. They also didn’t agree on several issues regarding the script. There were constant tussles and heated arguments between the two. Sushant’s dates were also not used properly by Gattu. A lot of Sushant’s time was wasted. Now Sushant has left for Chambal in a huff to shoot for Abhishiek Chaubey’s Son Chiriya.”

    Adding to Sushant’s woes is the fact that Kedarnath now stands stalled due to a dispute between the director and his producers. Sushant Singh Raput is no stranger to stalled projects. While his outer space film Chanda Mama Door Ke stands suspended at the moment, Sushant’s other ready-for-release film Drive is apparently being re-shot.

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  7. Breaking News – Akshay Kumar has signed the biopic of Modi. Will release by 2018 end. Budget 11,000 cr, produced by Indian tax payers via PNB. However, Priyanka Chopra has exited for non-payment of signing amount.

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  8. TZH is still behind PK’s 340.8 cr nett after collecting a huge 8 lakhs in week 8.

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  9. Aiyaary Opens Poor But Black Panther Excellent
    Friday 16 February 2018 14.30 IST
    Box Office India Trade Network

    Aiyaary has taken poor opening 10-15% but Black Panther has taken over the box office with an excellent opening of 40-45%. The film may not be the superhero type of film for the Indian audiences but the extraordinary feedback from the West has meant a very strong opening in all metros. Then on top there is action for the non metro audience to take a decent start there.

    The Hindi release Aiyaary mainly has the problem of genre which struggles in India. The film is a spy thriller and when a film falls in that thriller genre it makes it tough. A spy action film and then its a different story but most makers today tend to go the thriller way with spy films discounting Tiger Zinda Hai.

    A film of this genre has to open as growth is not going to type that concept films can get so its going to an uphill battle for Aiyaary. Black Panther looks set to for a good run and has even hit the figures of holdover release Pad Man and to an extent Padmaavat but that film was at a lower level last week.

    The opening comparison of the opening show collections of Aiyaary, Ittefaq and A Gentleman can be seen below. A Gentleman is actually the best opener though obviously films like Aiyaari and Ittefaq have more chance to grow in the evening. But unless the growth is substantial it becomes a similar story as the ground lost is slowly made up in the evening. All the figures below are like for like.

    Mumbai (45 Cinemas)

    Aiyaary – 2,011 admits

    Ittefaq – 2,265 admits

    A Gentleman – 2,076 admits

    Delhi (25 cinemas)

    Aiyaary – 1,087 admits

    Ittefaq – 962 admits

    A Gentleman – 1,167 admits

    Chandigarh (8 Cinemas)

    Aiyaary – 377 admits

    Ittefaq – 298 admits

    A Gentleman – 384 admits

    Jaipur (10 cinemas)

    Aiyaary – 379 admits

    Ittefaq – 287 admits

    A Gentleman – 405 admits

    TOTAL (88 cnemas)

    Aiyaary – 3,854 admits

    Ittefaq – 3,812 admits

    A Gentleman – 4,032 admits

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  10. The morning occupancy of Aiyaary started slow with 20%-25% while Black Panther had a very good morning occupancy of 50% – 55%.

    according to koimoi.

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  11. Aiyaary banned in Pakistan.

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  12. The new releases will hit Padman and Padmaavat from getting close to 100 and 300 crores respectively.

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  13. Even Taran sounds doubtful about Padman trending. Akshay has got 4-5 hits since Airlift, but none of these films trended anything like Airlift (which really had good wom). TEPK should have crossed 150 cr after a week one of 95-96 cr.

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  14. @munna the other thread closed so jotting down some thoughts –

    Logically everyone thought Sandy Hook with massacre of 6 years old would be the breaking point to shake souls of even the hardened advocates of the gun brigade….but at that time Obama being the first Black president was walking a tightrope and under pressure to not leave a legacy of drastically altering the way majority wished to lead their life. But now since Americans have a Caucasian white blood male back at the helm and with 3 major shootings in quick succession on his watch esp the massive one at Las Vegas and then this one should at least call for a debate to stop and ponder at this sickening trend…. and this trend is bound to to get intensified with a heady mix of social media where we have clearly seen saner voice develop into wackos & their constant verbal diarrhoea turning them into psychos.

    In my estimation this gun lobby & funding candidates is just a façade as this is a rich nation and money coming in to support these candidates is peanuts compared to what’s at stake. At some levels one can understand their basic right to defend themselves given their limits to physicality compared to other race plus their fascination to lead secluded life up and far from the world into the woodland. But times have changed since then and we now live in a modernized world and those threats are much diminished and carrying such assault weapon in this so called terror infected society is illogical to say the least.

    This current shooter got a AR 15 massive assault weapon a year back when he was just 17 or 18 and as news channels shooter was too young to buy a beer in Florida but old enough to buy one of these & carry out a major attack in school…..apparently the argument is he was mentally deranged and a psycho but that is all the more reason not to allow access to such weapons. Sadly they are not even taking baby steps to rectify this menace of society which has killed more than this terror nonsense they keep throwing at people.

    The headline here does give some hope esp NYPost is considered conservative dugout.

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    • There is some sensational chatter over the current shooting and hope this results in something positive along the way. Kudos to genuine FOE and pointed questioning by him and actress Julianne Moore and many more –

      “Jimmy Kimmel Shreds Trump For Doing ‘Worse Than Nothing’ To Stop Gun Violence – HuffPost Ed Mazza,HuffPost 10 hours ago ”

      Jimmy Kimmel pleaded with President Donald Trump to take action on gun control after Wednesday’s mass shooting at a Florida high school.
      Jimmy Kimmel pleaded with President Donald Trump to take action on gun control after Wednesday’s mass shooting at a Florida high school.

      His voice cracking with emotion, Kimmel called out Trump on Thursday night for offering platitudes instead of solutions.

      “You still haven’t done anything, nothing, you’ve literally done nothing,” Kimmel said. “Actually, you’ve done worse than nothing.”

      Kimmel then defused Republicans’ standard reaction to mass shootings, which is to blame mental health issues rather than guns:

      “You like to say this is a mental health issue but one of your very first acts as president, Mr. Trump, was to actually roll back the regulations that were designed to keep firearms out of the hands of the mentally ill. You did that. Your party voted to repeal the mandates on coverage for mental health. So, I agree, this is a mental illness issue because if you don’t agree we need to do something about it, you’re obviously mentally ill.”
      Kimmel also offered a warning to NRA-backed lawmakers who refuse to help stop gun violence.

      “Somewhere along the line, these guys forgot they work for us, not the NRA. Us,” he said. “And this time, we’re not gonna allow you to bow your head in prayer for two weeks until you get an all-clear and we move on to the next thing.”

      Then, he urged viewers to visit everytown.org, the website of a nonprofit group that advocates for gun control and helps voters contact lawmakers.

      https://www.yahoo.com/news/jimmy-kimmel-shreds-trump-doing-081613584.html

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      • So Trump’s response to gun crime massacre is to give guns to teachers and train them to use them? What happens when a teacher becomes crazy (possible in a highly toxic school environment) and starts killing everyone in sight? Is he the dumbest person ever in the White House?

        Why not start a ban on guns in a state and see what happens? Surely long term a country wide ban is the logical step.

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    • I think nothing is going to come out of these incidences..I have been reading comments on Yahoo and you can see how people love their guns..Even in mostly liberal California I encounter people who love their guns…Infact when one representative (Ro Khanna) came for pre election talk at our office, one of colleagues asked his position on gun..colleague was pro gun….I don’t think anything is going to change view of such people till they have one such incidence in vicinity to affect them…

      ps – One of the comments on Yahoo was..people are talking about 17 dead but no one talks about 60 dead in Chicago..this is line of argument..

      ps1 – Now conservatives are in majority in Supreme Court, any law to control guns is going to be challenged..

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  16. Aiyaary Reviews by Critics: Neeraj Pandey’s directional has received mixed to negative reviews from critics. The average rating is 2.04 which is too low for a content oriented film.

    Postive: 2
    Neutral: 3
    Negative: 7
    Avg Rating: 2.04/5

    https://www.bollyarena.net/aiyaary-reviews-by-critics/

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  17. TZH wld finish close to 339.25cr nett.

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  18. REVEALED: Akshaye Khanna and Richa Chadha to play lawyers in court room drama on rape

    ByBollywood Hungama News NetworkFeb 17, 2018 – 11:50 am IST
    Akshaye Khanna faced several ups and downs in his life in the past few years. He lost his father and veteran actor Vinod Khanna last year to cancer. While he is still recovering from the personal loss, the actor is on his way to revive his Bollywood career. The actor, after films like Dishoom and Ittefaq, is now all set for another intriguing role. He will be seen as a lawyer in Section 375: Marzi Ya Jabardasti along with Richa Chadha

    The film in question will be directed by Rahasya fame Manish Gupta. The film revolves around the debate of how women often misuse rape laws. These stringent laws are created by the government for the protection of female gender. But there are many who use its loopholes for their own personal benefit. The film Section 375: Marzi Ya Jabardasti explores these two aspects of the same coins. It is inspired by 10 real life cases.

    Speaking on getting Akshaye Khanna on board, Manish revealed that he wasn’t looking for a quintessential hero. His requirements were that of an intelligent guy who looks approximately 40 years old. For him, Akshaye was the perfect match for the role of a suave SoBo [South Mumbai] lawyer who is fluent in English. On the other hand, Richa Chadha will be seen as a public prosecutor.

    On the other hand, Manish Gupta revealed that he has undergone extensive research for the film. From meeting alleged rape accused to survivors, he even explained the process of a special court. It has a female judge who is generally appointed only to hear rape cases. Talking about the same Manish says, “Rape laws are being misused by men and women alike leaving the judiciary and police confused as to which rape case is genuine and which is fake.” Further adding about the research he underwent the filmmaker adds, “There are special courts with female judges who only hear rape cases. I have also met survivors, their families, alleged rapists and lawyers representing both sides” he says. “It’s very disturbing not only for the accused and the survivors but also their families.”

    Furthermore, talking about the film, it brings forth the much discussed debate on rape and consensual sex. Manish also asserted that the suspense of whether it was rape or consensual will keep the audience gripped till the end. He also stated that both the lawyers will have ample evidence to back up their case.

    Section 375: Marzi Ya Jabardasti is said to be produced by Abhishek Pathak, son of producer Kumar Mangat. Pathak revealed that he was super impressed with the script and was immediately drawn to the idea. Hence he decided to back the project. “I have seen Manish’s Rahasya and we thought it was a great film. We know what he will be able to achieve with this script. When he came to us, we were drawn by the idea of Section 375 and decided to back the project.” Further details on the film aren’t available as of now. The film is expected to go on floor in March – April this year.

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  19. Posting in the right thread from the wrong thread. Sorry!

    Aiyaary And Black Panther First Day Business
    Saturday 17 February 2018 12.00 IST
    Box Office India Trade Network

    Aiyaary had a low opening of 3-3.25 crore nett with the film opening slow and just having the normal evening follow up when it really had to improve. This makes it very tough for the film as thriller films dont really show huge growth on day two and this film needs to be going 60-70% up to have a chance.

    The promos were not impressive and the film hardly had any music but the film had fair production values so though a big opening was never going to happen but it should also not be down in the 3 crore nett range. The film showed the same picture all over with poor collections.

    Aiyaary has opened in that same range as the last few Siddharth Malhotra films. The lowest opener of the below films in the morning shows was actually Ittefaq but it showed by fat the best growth in evening shows.

    Black Panther which was playing on almost 55% of the screens of Aiyaary did very well as it grossed 5-5.25 crore nett on day one. The film was very good in all the metros and even collected better than Aiyaary in the smaller circuits where Hollywood films have a lesser market unless its a franchise film.

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  20. Pad Man Eighth Day Business
    Saturday 17 February 2018 12.30 IST
    Box Office India Trade Network

    Pad Man had a drop on day eight as it collected 2 crore nett and took its eight day to around 64 crore nett. The film is probably going to close around the 80 crore nett mark which is a fair total for a film on this subject but the industry was expected more due to the huge success of Toilet Ek Prem Katha.

    The business of Pad Man has mainly come due to the presence of Akshay Kumar and the difference between Pad Man and Toilet Ek Prem Katha is the latter was more mass appealing with good humour and was generally a louder film while Pad Man was more subtle.

    The film had to go above 3 crore nett on the second Friday to emerge a solid hit but fell well short and this was also the film which got hurt most by the opening of Black Panther which took over the centres (metros) where Pad Man was its best business.

    The collections for Pad Man till date are as follows

    Friday – 10,00,00,000 apprx

    Saturday – 13,50,00,000 apprx

    Sunday – 16,00,00,000 apprx

    Monday – 5,75,00,000 apprx

    Tuesday – 6,00,00,000 apprx

    Wednesday – 7,00,00,000 apprx

    Thursday 3,75,00,000 apprx

    Week One – 62,00,00,000 apprx

    Friday – 2,00,00,000

    GRAND TOTAL – 64,00,00,000

    Padmaavat 1.5 crore on third Friday.

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    • Padman has underperformed. Won’t get to 90 CR unless it starts trending better. Forget 100 CR now. Anyway BOI decided to support the film and it created all the pre release padding that it can use now.

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      • What happened to reports of great wom and hyperboles from Naveen?

        Anyways, as I have said before 80 cr is a good total for a small film on such topic. Will be counted as another hit from Akshay.

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        • You haven’t been around long enough to know Naveen gets everyone excited pre release with huge predictions – they actually start with the announcement of the film, then the first poster, then the first promo, then superhit everything. In the end we all applaud the whole farce to wait for the next time.

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        • Akshay broke a record this time of not getting his usual 100 crores!
          Whatever he touches becomes gold or 100 crores usually.
          This is a good entertainer than TEPK with two known heroines and good music and adding some foreign location. Padded with so many things!

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        • Sorry, It is not a hit at 80-90 cr nett for all those who do not acknowledge SS is a hit at 62.5 cr nett in India.

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      • Filmy~Geek Says:

        I don’t even think it has touched 2 on Friday. More like 1.80-.1.85. Strangely, Taran has not shared producer figures for both the Pad-movies for Friday.

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  21. @jayshah, I think u r not aware that Girish Johar(Kanpur based) writes for BOI and is also associated with Kriraj Entertainment.That is the reason why all Kriraj Productions get articles and support from BOI.TEPK was also a Kriraj Production as well.It was declared Blockbuster on Saturday i think.

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  22. Sanjana if u remember there was regular Kanpur collns update earlier through the day.All that was via Mr.Girish Johar.He too is an Aamir hater like Harminder Sandhu(Chief editor of BOI based in London) and Ashok Tilak(based in Mumbai)

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  23. Here’s why Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmaavat in 3D almost didn’t happen
    ByBollywood Hungama News NetworkFeb 17, 2018 – 1:18 pm IST

    Fans can’t stop raving about the 3D version of Padmaavat and how it drew them right into the world of Queen Padmavati. However, it is a little known fact that director Sanjay Leela Bhansali had long been considering the idea of releasing his films in 3D. “We wanted to try 3D with Guzaarish and we’d also tested a few shots for Bajirao Mastani which looked fantastic but it eventually didn’t happen,” shared DoP Sudeep Chatterjee. The splendid colour grading and stereo conversion services for Padmaavat were handed over to Prime Focus World (PFW). Jimmy Philip, PFW Stereo Supervisor worked closely with Padmaavat’s DoP – Sudeep Chatterjee and Director Sanjay Leela Bhansali to deliver the 3D version of the magnum opus.

    Sudeep also went on to reveal how Padmaavat in 3D almost didn’t happen. He said, “Padmaavat in 3D was always an idea but it was only sometime in July-August when we got a nod for 3D conversion. Although a major apprehension was that there was very less time and we weren’t sure if we’d be able to pull it off. There are many things that can go wrong during 3D conversion – ideas can shift, dimensions can shift, with one character appearing bigger than the other. So naturally, a lot of work was put into the conversion of the film.”

    Sharing details about the behind-the-scenes efforts that went into making the 3D version a reality, Jimmy Philip, PFW Stereo Supervisor said, “There are lots of 3D moments in this scene, with floating embers, dust drifting across the battlefield and arrows flying towards camera – it’s a great sequence and a fittingly dramatic climax for the film. We leveraged our extensive elements library to recreate most of these FX elements, while also carrying out additional comping to enhance the overall effect.”

    Talking about the enormity of the task, Jimmy shared, “Over 2000 stereo shots that we delivered for the movie were completed in a tight timeframe of just 2 months.”

    As they say, hard-work always pays and Padmaavat emerged strong amidst controversies to give the audiences an unforgettable visual treat.

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  24. Akshay Kumar Says Yes To Do His 4th Film With KriArj
    While it is not clear at this moment what the project will be like, it won’t be a biopic.
    By Koimoi.com Team -February 17, 2018

    Confirming this alliance, Prernaa said: “Yes, KriArj is lucky enough to be doing our fourth film with Akshay Kumar. After Rustom, Toilet: Ek Prem Katha and Pad Man, my partner Arjun N Kapoor and I have established a fabulous rapport with Akshay. We are willing to go along with any project that Akshay sir wants. Akshay sir has discussed a particular idea with us. And we are all for it.”

    While it is not clear at this moment what the project will be like, it won’t be a biopic.

    According to a source, “It will be more in the fun zone, though it would have an underbelly of social relevance. At this stage of his career, Akshay cannot do timepass films. He has given the nod to his next project which he will co-produce with Kriarj Entertainment. At the moment that’s the only film Akshay Kumar Ahas said ‘yes’ to.

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  25. tonymontana Says:

    The warning bells for PadMan were evident from the first Monday itself. Grossing a 5.75 crore for a big film after the first weekend is too low a number for a big film. Even My Name is Khan did about 6 crore way back in 2010.

    R. Balki continues his disastrous record of making half baked films which have stopped making money after the first two (Cheeni Kum and Paa). The fact that he continues to attract major movie stars to act in them is a myster though. Just like Apoorv “mediocre” Lakhia

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  27. Pandey will go back to Akshay after this:

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  28. ‘Black Panther’ Targets $200M+ Four-Day Opening Weekend

    by Brad Brevet

    February 15, 2018

    SATURDAY AM UPDATE: Disney and Marvel’s Black Panther exploded to an estimated $75.8 million on Friday, the eighth largest opening day ever, just over the $75.5 million Captain America: Civil War started with before opening with $179.1 million. Early estimates have Black Panther targeting a three-day opening around $185 million and a $210+ million four-day debut. The film scored an impressive “A+” CinemaScore.

    http://www.boxofficemojo.com/news/?id=4370&p=.htm

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  29. what does Aiyaari mean?

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  30. As per Naveen and BOI, Padman should be considered a debacle in India

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  31. Pad Man Second Saturday Collections
    Sunday 18 February 2018 13.00 IST
    Box Office India Trade Network

    Pad Man showed good growth on its second Saturday of 50% but the drop on Friday has meant collections at a lower level. The film collected 3 crore nett on its second Saturday and now has total of 67 crore nett approx in nine days of release.

    The performance of the film continues to be better in places like Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore and even Kolkatta but othet markets like North, Gujarat and Central where Akshay Kumar films normally do better have not collected too well. A Mysore is collecting just 25% less than East Punjab when the normal gap is 50% or even more.

    The collections for Pad Man till date are as follows

    Friday – 10,00,00,000 apprx

    Saturday – 13,50,00,000 apprx

    Sunday – 16,00,00,000 apprx

    Monday – 5,75,00,000 apprx

    Tuesday – 6,00,00,000 apprx

    Wednesday – 7,00,00,000 apprx

    Thursday 3,75,00,000 apprx

    Week One – 62,00,00,000 apprx

    Friday – 2,00,00,000 apprx

    Saturday – 3,00,00,000 apprx

    Second Weekend – 5,00,00,000 apprx

    GRAND TOTAL – 67,00,00,000 apprx

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  32. Aiyaary And Black Panther Second Day Business
    Sunday 18 February 2018 13.00 IST
    Box Office India Trade Network

    Aiyaary showed growth of around 30% to collect 4.25 crore nett on its second day but it is not good enough for the film as the only way forward was a 5 crore nett second day which would have given the film a chance. The two day total of the film stands at 7.50 crore nett and that is far too low.

    The film is mainly collecting in metros so Sunday growth on a best case scenario can match the Saturday growth. The collections of Aiyaary over the first two days are as follows.

    Friday – 3,25,00,000

    Saturday – 4,25,00,000

    TOTAL – 7,50,00,000

    Black Panther showed an upturn of 20% on Saturday which is lower than normal for a Hollywood release but the film had opened far bigger than what the film is worth for the Indian market. The two day business of the film is around 11.50 crore nett but the trend on Saturday suggests its going to find it hard in the long run in India.

    The film may be setting the box office ablaze worldwide but India is a different market altogether and goes its own way. Even Aiyaary which is not going to do much managed to show a better Saturday trend.

    The first two day collectons of Black Panther are as follows

    Friday – 5,25,00,000 apprx

    Saturday – 6,25,00,000 apprx

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  33. Suneil Shetty’s son Ahaan Shetty to debut opposite Sara Ali Khan

    From what we hear, this venture will bring together Karan Johar and Sajid Nadiadwala once again. The duo will produce this film under their respective banners Dharma Productions and Nadiadwala & Grandsons. If rumours are to be believed, Sara Ali Khan too has given a nod for the project.

    http://www.bollywoodhungama.com/news/bollywood/breaking-suneil-shettys-son-ahaan-shetty-debut-opposite-sara-ali-khan/

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  34. Padmaavat Fourth Saturday Business
    Sunday 18 February 2018 13.00 IST
    Box Office India Trade Network

    Padmaavat again showed huge growth on Saturday to collect around 2.50-2.75 crore nett. This has taken the total business of the film to 260 crore nett and is heading for a huge fourth week which will easily cross 10 crore nett.

    The film is now playing at most centers of Madhya Pradesh and is the top film in that state beating figures of Pad Man, Aiyaary and Black Panther despite being released late. The film is also getting close to the all India collections of Pad Mana nd could start to collect more than that film towards the end of the week. If not by the end of the week then next week for sure it will go ahead.

    The business of Padmaavat till date is as follows.

    First Week – 1,59,47,00,000

    Second Week – 65,16,00,000

    Third Week – 31,00,00,000

    Friday – 1,50,00,000 apprx

    Saturday – 2,75,00,000 apprx

    Grand Total – 2,59,88,00,000

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  37. This is height.I have seen he in the recent times have posted rubbish on twitter.

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    • He is senile now.

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      • Haha! Take it lightly. He is just being funny.

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        • Agree

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        • It may have been funny if the tweet did not have that newspaper cutting. He is directly taking names here. Its in poor taste, after the rantings of losing twitter followers. Sounds like Rishi Kapoor speaking.

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          • Actually he is making fun of himself than others.

            Sort of self depracating by saying how old is he and yet he is available to star with them as a leading man!

            I found it funny than offensive. Even if he takes names, he is like an elderly family member of film fraternity and can joke about younger ones.

            Recently two women anchors were threatened with abuses from fans when they made fun of Suriya’s height in a comedy show. It became a big issue in social media.

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      • That is not heights.. actually below post is heights.. still taking potshots against Twitter even while meeting them!!

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          • 🙂 🙂 Well !

            …..and people on this blog complain when one anything unsavory is written here or subject him as mere mortal. Bachchan with all of this, the Panama, the Bofors & ABCL scam was never and should never be ‘Kosher’……..could write a thesis here if I had the time and inclination…

            Same goes to the other so called cricketing devta Tendu baba whose cloak and dagger show on field esp under Azhar and then sometime even with Dhoni was disgusting to watch….and all that god gifted talent would start to stink….albeit all went undetected because it was concealed unlike an uncultivated Mr. Gavaskar who would not digest Kapil Dev super-stardom and kept leaving a noticeable jibe for media to catch.

            Nincompoop !!!

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          • Why don’t we ignore him? I don’t think his recent twitter posts are worth to discuss. He has completely gone out of sense reasons best known to him. So, let’s leave him alone.

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          • LOL

            Does being Kosher matter when it comes to stars? Celebrities are like BOI. People believe that the numbers they spit out are the best, while their sick mindset can be seen in their commentary.

            Celebrities who are active on social media run the risk of exposing their mortal self that lies hidden beneath the rehearsed and scripted public appearances, which are part of their job. What fans adore is the ‘performances’ (live or onscreen), which hardly has much to do with their real self.

            Anyways, I like fans who want to at least believe that their hero is all kosher, than fans of say a Salman Khan. The ‘mythic’ Ram and Ravaan both have enough fans!

            I doubt if Bachchan or Tendulkar are sadhus, but one can still appreciate their talent and hard work.

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          • And again; maybe the message’s lost; or I am just incapable of proper communication.

            Livewire or anyone else might be gloating but there’s never been an ounce of doubt from my side that AB Sr is as insecure or even moody as you or I, the insignificants. What’s important is, to me that doesn’t matter. Is he accused of being a traitor, with cow-dung smeared on the posters of SHAHENSHAH? Is he accused of being ‘manipulative’ by reducing other’s roles in his films? Is it true? I don’t know. Is he accused of back-stabbing Amar Singh? I don’t know; and I don’t care. What I do believe, is he is a ‘human’, and not pretending to ‘be’ a human.

            Just as I don’t care about SRK dancing in weddings or Salman inaugurating a driving school.

            Everyone is living in hubris. Tendulkar was blasted for trying to avoid duties on his Ferrari. Vinod ran off to Osho. Raj Kapoor was famously known to have been obsessed with women’s breasts and would drunkenly fall on them. He once had Dilip Kumar invited to his house for dinner and had him drunk, and didn’t bother to send him back home in his car or a cab. Kumar was found nestled in a gutter: Before this could become a scandal, Kumar’s assistants found him and safely took him home. But then, you also have the pic of the triumvirate as though they were taking the industry ‘unitedly’ to higher standards; which they were of course!

            My memories of Bachchan are only the ones related to the joy he gave me when he was on-screen; nothing more, nothing less. My memory of Tendulkar is that of STEVE WAUGH confessing in the Sharjah finals that ‘Australia lost to a better ‘player.’

            What Bachchan or Tendulkar do in their spare-time with that disease called social networking is upto them. If they are so obsessed with that, so be it. The only thing that interests me in Bachchan’s blog or his FB or that crappy Twitter is the images he posts of yore and those recollections; or him talking fondly of his father’s poetic gatherings; or the times he shared with his co-stars. Nothing else. I don’t care what his wife does, his son does, or when his grand-daughter eats or shits.

            What, however, irritates me of the likes of the driver and the ‘accused’ animal-killing kind is the ‘arrogance.’ If there’s one thing I personally cannot stand, it’s arrogance – however gifted you are, however well-off you are. I don’t care.

            As is constantly being brought up here, if AB is guilty of tax-fraud, of ranting at the loss of some twitter shitty-followers, nail him. He is guilty, he goes to prison; that’s all. I will lose the faith that I had in him as a sensitive human being who fought a case to just prove to his father that he wasn’t a traitor. That’s about it.

            So, it’s a moot point whether somebody comes up here with bummy emojis to gleefully prove that some-how being accused of murdering poor people dwelling on a foot-path is the same as a tax-fraud: By that count, all OTHER charges against Al Capone should be forgotten…

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          • @An Jo – I think the problem is that the public in general likes the professional act of any celebrity (be it in any field) and ends up idolizing the ‘person’ behind the act. Its difficult to be assess the difference objectively, given all their PR machinery.

            This ‘God’ phenomenon maybe more pronounced in a developing economies like India than say in the States. This may be food for some theses in social studies.

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    • Dont think this is going to do any wonders in TV. Should get average to good ratings.

      SS got more than its due at Chinese box office. In a way, Chinese market paid back its due to Aamir after 3I made millions in its piracy market (but hardly did much during its theatrical release later on).

      In many ways, this decade has been about Aamir getting his due at the Indian BO too with back-to-back ATBs in D3, PK and Dangal. A culmination of the goodwill he had generated with his work from Lagaan to 3I. ToH is likely to continue that trend and should be a bonafide blockbuster.

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      • SS is being telecast for the last one week along with QQS.

        And GA reurns or whatever for the last one month or so.

        GA returns is such a silly and unwatchable comedy and I wonder how it became such a big hit. There is so much suggested physical violence like twisting fingers again and again, a man in a washing machine and high school comedy with ghosts. Mela looked better and if released in today’s times, it would have become a big hit!
        And the comedy is so stale and washed out.
        Can watch Phir tera heraphiri or other Priyadarshan comedies which are so superior. Even Bol Bachchan was so funny.

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    • Should have released earlier on TV. Like Akshay’s films on social causes which is not just done for money, Aamir should not look for making only money from such ventures.

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  39. Real Box Office: “Repeating…. #Padmaavat has done more business than #PadMan yesterday… Any and every body is the lier who is reporting https://t.co/j4njHVCuvL matter who the person is..Thank you all.
    Remember this date..We will open up this box-office scam going on in Bollywood very soon.🙏”

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    • BOI exposed once again. So much for their ‘best’ numbers.

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      • When Padmaavat released solo, there were venomous comments against that film just because Padman missed the date. They never showed any sympathy for the beleagured Padmaavat.
        Same way they commented on SS being roadblock for that brainless comedy GA Returns. They never once said that SS was a better film and deserved better bo success.

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        • End of the day Padmaavat will get to near 300 cr total, even with all the bans. And SS made a killing at Chinese BO.

          BOI can continue their useless propaganda, hardly matters. A GA or TZH will be making money to keep them happy, but they cant stop others from succeeding.

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        • True. Their under-reporting for Padmaavat figures stick out like a sore thumb. If all websites had different inconsistent figures then I’d overlook it. But the fact that all trade pundits agree that Padmaavat has grossed 272 crore so far and BOI is the only one contradicting it leads me to think that there is something really strange going on here.

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          • Taran numbers of Padmavat are inclusive of Tamil and Telugu and the movie has done terrific in TN…BOI is just Hindi numbers…That will explain a large percentage of the 12cr difference

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    • Such twitter handles have cropped up which has zero authenticity. I am surprised it got 2 likes as well. 😀

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  40. @taran_adarsh

    Aiyaary – OVERSEAS…
    Fri $ 419,000
    Sat $ 292,000
    Total: $ 711,000 [₹ 4.57 cr]…
    2-day biz is 40% higher than NaamShabana in international markets.

    4:28 AM – 18 Feb 2018

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  41. Is Karan Johar planning a film with Abhishek Bachchan? Well, it does seem so, but everyone connected to the project are tight-lipped. Bachchan Junior has not been very lucky with his choices of roles, when it has come to solo starrers, and hence has shied away from signing many films.

    https://www.deccanchronicle.com/entertainment/bollywood/190218/karan-johars-next-with-abhishek-bachchan.html

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    • Hope it’s true. Bachchan Jr deserves this kind of canvas being a good actor and above all a straight forward gentleman.

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  42. Watched Jolly LLB 2 and Ready on TV. Saurabh shukla should be made an honorary judge! Waiting for the third one.
    Both are entertainers. Ready had so much telugu masala flavour! Salman was good. Action plus comedy.
    Asin is too simple to be a bollywood heroine.

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  43. 1. From indulging her little daughter in baby talk to hoping Adira doesn’t acquire Aditya’s love for food, Rani adds that her daughter is always on her mind.

    2. The one person Rani Mukerji curses and abuses the most
    Responding to Neha’s question that sought out the one person Rani abuses the most, the response was almost instantaneous, Aditya Chopra. “I curse and abuse my husband everyday”, said Rani adding further, “Adi does such loving things that the curses and abuses come out of love and not hate. In fact, if I am cursing someone it means that person is very close to me”, explained the Hichki actress.

    3. Aditya Chopra the planner and control freak
    Revealing a little and yet almost nothing about her hush hush wedding in Italy, Rani Mukerji talked about the planning of the function and what it was like. “We did not have a wedding planner; instead it was Aditya who did everything from planning it to arranging all that was necessary for the wedding. He was everything, and he did everything”, revealed Rani.

    4. Sabyasachi revealed a rather interesting and funny moment. “They flew a Bengali priest to Italy and my job was to be the translator. One day he came up to me and asked if he could get some rice! I asked him why he wanted rice, and he responded it was since he had gas saying, ‘Everyday they give me maggie to eat and that has given me gas’. Now being in Italy the Maggie really was spaghetti”, revealed Sabyasachi.

    5. What happens if you cheat Rani
    Another interesting revelation that happened on the show was what happens if you cheat Rani Mukerji. When asked if anyone had ever cheated her Rani quickly replied, “No, no, no nobody. One joota they would get if they tried cheating on me”.

    6. Why would Rani want to be shot in the head
    In the case of Rani Mukerji, the actress claimed that she would want to be shot in the head if she ever worked with Anurag Kashyap again!

    7. The three ‘F’s of Aditya Chopra’s life and his hate for camera
    Talking about Aditya Chopra, Rani revealed the three important ‘F’s in Adi’s life. “Food, Films and the third F I will not talk about”, said Rani. However the actress later went on to say, “The third F is family, not anything else.”

    8. “For some reason I always knew that she would give me just a couple of hours’ notice to develop her wedding trousseau. So I had already begun work on it a long time back. But when it came to the real thing, she gave me literally gave me three hours advance notice to develop it.”

    http://www.bollywoodhungama.com/news/features/curse-abuse-husband-every-day-says-rani-mukerji-neha-dhupias-vogue-bffs/

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  44. Pakistan’s Imran Khan ties the knot with ‘spiritual adviser’ in third marriage

    Imran Khan married Bushra Bibi in Lahore on Sunday. His first marriage was with Jemima Goldsmith, daughter of a British billionaire, in 1995, and the second one with TV anchor Reham Khan in 2015.

    Bushra is in her 40s and belongs to the Wattoo clan, of which the Manekas are a sub-clan. She was earlier married to Khawar Farid Maneka, a senior customs official but the couple divorced some months ago.

    Khan also said Bushra had sought some time to consult her family, especially her children. He had also stressed the need for restraint, asking the media to “give the two families, especially the children, their privacy”.

    Local media reports said that over the past few years, Khan had quietly been visiting a remote town in Sahiwal of Punjab province where he stayed at the residence of his hosts, who belong to the influential Maneka clan.

    The reports suggested that Khan had met there with Bushra for spiritual advice.

    Hindustan times.

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  45. Akshay Kumar: Entertainment is the best way to spread social message

    Pad Man has been widely applauded. Do you think you have achieved what you had set out to do?
    I’m happy that people have watched the film because it means that menstrual hygiene isn’t a taboo topic anymore. My family never spoke to me about sanitary pads, but in my house, there’s nothing that my wife, Tina (Twinkle Khanna) and I hide from our kids, especially our son Aarav because he’s older now.

    Does a movie with a social message affect you personally?
    Yes, to a certain point, it does affect me. When you take up a film like Pad Man, you start learning about facts and real stories — this maid’s story, that villager’s story, some girl who committed suicide because somebody teased her about menstruation — and all of this makes you think. You feel so strongly about such things that you just want to push this film.

    Even with biopics, you tend to pick untold stories of lesser-known people. Is that a conscious move?
    Nobody knew about Arunachalam Muruganantham or the guy (Shivaram Narre) behind Toilet: Ek Prem Katha. I pick such stories because somewhere, their heroism is a matter of pride for me. When I come to know about them, I feel like bringing their stories in front of people. Also, more than the people, it’s the cause that moves me, which is why I’m dedicated to a film like this. Pad Man addresses a huge issue.

    There are actors who take up such social films and work towards a cause only till their film’s release…
    It’s not just a film or acting for me. Once the film releases, it doesn’t mean my job is over. In about four-five days, I will shoot a documentary for the Government about sanitation. Even Bhumi (Pednekar) has been asked to do it as a public service. I decided to take it up because I believed in it. I can’t even talk about what I’ve seen, read or heard about traditional menstruation practices. Around 42 crore women don’t use sanitary pads. Even if it changes three, five or 10 per cent, I would consider it great.

    Initially, you were known for only action-oriented films. Now, that perception has changed…
    That’s an achievement for me. When a filmmaker thinks about a film and feels that only I can do the role, it makes me happy. They won’t think that yeh toh comedy hai, tragedy hai, yeh villain ka role hai — they know they can come to me with all of it. I have done it with my hard work and my parents’ blessings. Earlier, there were so many films being made, but I would only get a small chunk of action flicks. The rest were taken up by other actors. I would never get them. That hunger got me to attempt different kind of movies.

    Do you take yourself seriously?
    No, I don’t take myself seriously. I work in a good environment where I want to laugh and smile. I’m not that kind of an actor who would close the door and rehearse for a month for a role. I know actors who do it, but I cannot follow the same. I can work on it for four-five days, think about it, absorb the character and do it naturally. For me, acting isn’t work but my passion and it comes only when you are happy within. If you see me on the sets shooting, you will notice I smile, even while doing a serious scene.

    Do you discuss your films with Twinkle or Aarav?
    No! They just come and watch my films. When my son watched Pad Man, he came up to me, patted me on my back and said, ‘Dad, good job!’ So, he enjoys all the films that I do.

    http://www.dnaindia.com/bollywood/interview-interview-akshay-kumar-for-me-acting-isn-t-work-but-my-passion-2586065

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    • Continued:

      Q. With the success of Toilet Ek Prem Katha and now Padman, do you think that Bollywood should make more content driven films?

      Akshay : See awareness can happen, and people are slowly accepting such movies also. Toilet and sanitation awareness was a much easier subject than menstruation and sanitary pads. There are a lot of villages, where people are not allowing their wives, daughters, mothers and sisters to go and watch the film.

      People are more interested in films, what people see in films is more impactful, and they can understand that way. They don’t want to watch documentaries or listen to politicians. If actors go and speak to them, they are only interested in seeing the actors, they’ll see them and forget what the speech was about. We tried that with Toilet Ek Prem Katha, the Swatch Bharat Abhiyan, people go to villages, play the movie, people watch it and pick up things from it. Entertainment is the best way to influence people, people pick up a lot from films, and they think by doing what the hero does, they can become heroes too, they can bring down the bad guys.

      http://indianexpress.com/article/entertainment/bollywood/akshay-kumar-padman-5068711/

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  46. Padmaavat Closes In On 500 Crore Worldwide
    Monday 19 February 2018 12.15 IST
    Box Office India Trade Network

    Padmaavat collected a strong 8 crore nett in its fourth weekend which has taken the business of the film to 262.50 crore nett. The fourth week collections will be among the top five of all time. If we add a normal ratio value for Gujarat and Rajasthan it is actually the second highest fourth weekend ever after Bahubali – The Conclusion.

    The collections on Sunday were on par with Pad Man which is in its second week and even the new release of the week Aiyaary is not too far ahead. The growth over the weekend by was better than any of the other releases being screened.

    The film is also on the verge of hitting 500 crore worldwide as it stands at 499 crore (GROSS 334 crore India and165 crore Overseas) till the end of business on Sunday. It will cross the 500 crore mark on Monday.

    The business of Padmaavat till date is as follows.

    First Week – 1,59,47,00,000

    Second Week – 65,16,00,000

    Third Week – 31,00,00,000 apprx

    Friday – 1,50,00,000 apprx

    Saturday – 2,75,00,000 apprx

    Sunday – 3,75,00,000 apprx

    Fourth Week – 8,00,00,000 apprx

    Grand Total – 2,62,63,00,000

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  47. Now, Abhishek has reportedly approached Vicky Kaushal, to replace Sushant Singh Rajput. The reason behind him approaching Vicky is due to Sushant refusing to block any more unused dates for Kedarnath.

    A source told Deccan Chronicle, “Gattu (Abhishek) is no stranger to replacements. During Fitoor, he sacked someone as senior and legendary as Rekha, and got Tabu on board. Kedarnath started on the wrong foot when he got the cinematographer replaced in the very first schedule. Then it was Sushant’s turn.”

    The source added, “Sushant’s dates kept getting postponed over and over. Gattu expected him to be around at his beck and call. Sushant finally left for Chambal to shoot Abhishek Chaubey’s Sonechariya. This annoyed Gattu and he approached Vicky.”

    http://www.koimoi.com/bollywood-news/star-replaced-sushant-singh-rajput-abhishek-kapoors-kedarnath/

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  48. Pad Man Second Weekend Business
    Monday 19 February 2018 12.30 IST
    Box Office India Trade Network

    Pad Man trended well in its second weekend with good growth on Saturday and Sunday but the collections are low for the second weekend. The film had a 8 crore nett weekend which has taken the business of the film to around 71 crore nett.

    The film has basically behaved like an urban film despite having Akshay Kumar and a small town setting and films like this have a limit on business and Pad Man is no different. The film has grossed around 24 crore nett in Mumbai and 14.50 crore nett in Delhi / UP after ten days. The Mumbai performance is pretty good but Delhi / UP is not up to the mark.

    The collections for Pad Man till date are as follows

    Friday – 2,00,00,000 apprx

    Saturday – 3,00,00,000 apprx

    Sunday – 3,75,00,000 apprx

    Second Weekend – 8,75,00,000 apprx

    GRAND TOTAL – 70,75,00,000 apprx

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    • Approx 9 cr second weekend, nearly 80% fall from the first weekend. Comparatively, a film like SS did 9.5 cr in second weekend starting from a much smaller opening weekend.

      Padman has sustained good user ratings at imdb, etc and the wom is good enough (although not at par with the hyperboles we heard).

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      • This will not cross 85 crs i think….will settle with Above average tag….The writing was on the wall when it didnt pick up on Friday evening….The holidays helped it sail to safety though…

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    • When BOI said that the partial holidays of Maha shivratri and Valentines day combined will be bigger than an outright National holiday like 26 Jan, i assumed that we will see a double digit (10-11 Cr) on Tues and Wed.

      However both the days were mostly working and saw 10-15% hike only for both Padmaavat and Padman. Probably these holidays on day 1 or day 2 of Padman would have made a bigger difference.

      A national holiday would surely have for atleast 5cr more in the final tally for small budgeted Padman. For Padmaavat now 5 Cr looks a small amount.

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    Aiyaary had a poor first weekend and the growth was also limited for the film even though it was collecting at low levels. The film has grossed 11.75 crore nett apprx over its first weekend while a Itteffaq grossed 14.82 crore nett despite being made at around half the cost of Aiyaary.

    There is little chance for Aiyaary after a dull weekend as this genre needs some sort of opening because it will not get the growth of a concept film. Here the film needed 60-70% minimum Saturday growth and that was never going to happen. The weekend collections of Aiyaary are as follows.

    Friday – 3,25,00,000

    Saturday – 4,25,00,000

    Sunday – 4,25,00,000

    TOTAL – 11,75,00,000

    Black Panther has done decent business of close to 19 crore nett in its first weekend but the film has not really gone through considering the very good start. The film saw growth over the weekend but it is lower than what Hollywood releases should be doing.

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    • Filmy~Geek Says:

      This is totally LOLworthy reporting from BOI again. A brand new franchise, very unconventional film with no known stars does almost 19cr and they say not really gone through. These are exceptional collections if anything.

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  51. Padmaavat crossed 275 cr nett in India and 500 cr gross WW (only non-Aamir/Salman film in the list).

    http://www.addatoday.com/2018/02/padmaavat-fourth-weekend-box-office.html

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  52. I stand vindicated Mr Marcus and Jayshah 🙂

    Now that Padman is set to cross 80 Cr nett even by the sources who has lesser number, Padman is set to cross 80 Cr, the nett requiresed to call the movie a Hit/Semi Hit.

    In my earlier discussion, there were many who were dismissive. People who have no idea about movies like Jeaves, etc copied tweets of unknown people to claim as truth. They wanted Padman to gross below Secret Superstar. They really prayed.

    The unique plot of Padman, Menstrual Hygiene, while drove off lacs (esp in smaller towns) from the movie costing 25-30 Cr, it also added many new who otherwise don’t see a film in Hindi.This number is small but significant as it helped the movie to sustain in cities and other centres.

    I knew this that the topic is the film’s virtue else Padman would have collapsed at 60 Cr, same as what SS made at the same cost as Padman.

    However in some of the posts above Jayshah, the KRK of film blogs, the self acclaimed last word on everything….wrote few things personal and thought he has won the argument.

    Marcus too, an otherwise reasonable person but a changed man after SS tanked in India, instead of accepting his defeat in his false theory, tried to vindicate himself. He is proven wrong thanks to the All India success of Padman.

    The movie will now be shown free of cost in villages in India and abroad. The movie is set to be remade in Tamil and several other languages and is a cult movie. Another winner by Akshay Kumar.

    Waite…let me have the last and final laugh.

    LOLLRC

    😀

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    • Naveen, which one you liked better? TEPK or Pad Man?
      Why do you think Pad Man has got more applause than TEPK?

      Yet Akshay fans are bashing Twinkle as bad influence.

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    • I liked Padman more than TEPK.

      TEPK had more entertaining moments despite having a taboo subject. It was about a belief system.

      But Padman is pure. Its about the wrong in not knowing a basic fact till you get a wife or girlfriend.Its about feeling guilty as a man who in their lifetime have joked or laughed at a joke on periods. Its made from the heart. You can feel for Muruganathan. Its a must watch. Its a phenomenal movie. It touches your heart.

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    • Naveen, you can laugh as much as you want.

      Much before the release of Padman, I had insisted that it is likely to do around 70-80 cr. And had also said it will be a Hit at this range. Eventually, it will end at a few cr more than 80 cr mark. Given its budget of 20 cr, it is still a BO hit.

      But you took offense at this supposedly low prediction and started talking nonsense to hype it up. My prediction did not have much to do with SS, but it was based on what happened with TEPK. After TEPK did 95 cr in week one, many predicted it will do 150 cr total, while I had insisted that it wont do much beyond 125-130 cr mark. Again that was based on how Housefull 3 and Rustom had trended the year before. Now subject of Padman is less appealing than TEPK, and one cant really expect it to do as much as 125-130 cr if market segmentation is considered. And considering how Akshay films usually trend, a 100 cr nett was always a high prediction for Padman.

      I am not naive enough to compare an Aamir film with Akshay’s, even if both have social message and are made on uncomfortable topics. Its not just about expecting Aamir to give high grossers in unconventional settings. The problem with SS is that it points the finger too deep at the dominant male audience, while menstrual hygiene is just not interesting to the same segment. There is a difference.

      There is also a difference between supporting role and leading role. Naam Shabana with Akshay in 15-20 mins role did 37 cr. SS with Aamir in 20-25 mins did 63 cr. Again there is a difference. SRK had an extended role of about 40-45 mins in DZ with a romantic angle involved and it still did only 65 cr. Lets not forget SS is from a debutant director with unknown actors (except Aamir). DZ was primarily an Aaliya film. Padman had Radhika and Sonam and a known director. So on and so forth.

      DZ did well in overseas. SS is an All-Time-Blockbuster in overseas due to China. Naam Shabana or TEPK or Padman are insignificant in overseas markets.

      But what you should take home, is that neither TEPK nor Padman is trending any better than SS in India. Also, a message about hygiene is not same as making movies about domestic violence and subordination in a deep-rooted patriarchal society.

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    • Also, if you really believe that Akshay is a top star, you should expect 200 cr from Gold (which I think you did in another thread). But it is likely to be 150 cr nett movie, provided it gets a solo release over the Independence Day weekend.

      I have said this before, movies like CDI and TZP would be doing 200 cr or so in today’s market (the totals of GA and Padmaavati supports this too). Gold is not going to be much different from CDI, and it has the advantage of highlighting men’s hockey team (not a female one). Its problem is that it lacks novelty factor. But then, Dangal released soon after Sultan. And this is ten years later.

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    • uff Naveen.Why so much venom dear?
      It’s a winner.I think nobody is moking it’s gross i think.

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      • The problem is that Akshay could not make it big when he was young and handsome. Now he looks aged like his contemporaries and he cant do those kind of movies which used to be great successes. He missed the bus but he is making more of his career now. I think marriage brought him good luck. He is the most fit actor as of now.

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      • I give venom for venom dear. 🙂

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  53. PADMAAVAT IS NOW THE 5TH HIGHEST ALL TIME OVERSEAS GROSSER

    Box Office: Padmaavat is now the 5th highest All Time overseas grosser

    By Bollywood Hungama News Network, Feb 19, 2018 – 5:58 pm IST

    The Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone and Shahid Kapoor starrer Padmaavat created a storm at the box office on its release. Directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali the film has been doing brisk business despite facing hurdles in the run up to it release. In the international markets where Padmaavat did not face issues with its release the film’s business has been touching new highs. Now after its three week run at the box office, Padmaavat has emerged as the fifth highest all time overseas grosser.

    Collecting USD 29 million in the overseas markets Padmaavat has managed to surpass the business of previous releases like Bajrangi Bhaijaan that collected USD 29 million, Dilwale that collected USD 25.6 million, 3 Idiots that collected USD 25.5 million, Sultan that collected USD 24.38 million, and My Name Is Khan that collected USD 23.5 million. However, the business of the film does not manage to surpass the collections of certain other releases like Dangal that collected USD 230.08 million, Secret Superstar that collected USD 124.14 million, P.K that collected USD 47.2 million and Dhoom 3 that collected USD 31.1 million.

    Now, given that Padmaavat still continues to run in select locations all that remains to be see is whether the business of the film manages to cross the USD 30 million mark.

    List of All Time Top Grossers in overseas

    Dangal – 230.08 mil. USD

    Secret Superstar – 124.14 mil. USD

    P.K – 47.2 mil. USD

    Dhoom 3 – 31.1 mil. USD

    Padmaavat – 29 mil. USD

    Bajrangi Bhaijaan – 29 mil. USD

    Dilwale – 25.6 mil. USD

    3 Idiots – 25.5 mil. USD

    Sultan – 24.38 mil. USD

    My Name Is Khan – 23.5 mil. USD

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  54. Pad Man: a big debacle
    With Padman’s collections dipping day by day, it’s getting to be a disaster even by Akki’s lowest standards. He had set the bar so low, but unable to cross that itself

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  55. Is this meeting for Mahabharat?
    Is Ranveer playing Arjun?
    Was this meeting for Mahabharat’s financing?

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    • Doubt it. But wont be surprised if Aamir takes in the likes of Ranveer/Ranbir for Mahabharat and gives them the much needed push to get their career to the next level. There is already a rumor that Imran will make a comeback in Mahabharat.

      Given this possibility, Salman should make hay while the sun shines (or till Mahabharat series releases). Release the sequels ASAP!

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    • This is about Magnetic Maharashtra conference. Maybe about Paani foundation and dealing with village issues.

      Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the ‘Magnetic Maharashtra’ Convergence Summit 2018 yesterday at the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) grounds at Mumbai’s Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC).

      This is Maharashtra’s first Global Investors Summit and is being regarded as one of the biggest such events, especially on the lines of the ‘Make In India’ initiative launched by the Prime Minister in 2016 in Mumbai.

      The summit is being attended by the top names from India Inc as well as prominent global corporates.

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  56. Bachchan Rocksssss !!!

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  57. Watched non stop 8 episodes of Inside Edge..highly impressed with the content ( barring the over acting by Vivek ).
    Can’t wait to finish watching rest of the episodes !!
    the free us of MC, BC Chu## , and the terms used by Devender Mishra are just music to the ears …

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  58. Makers of Baaghi 2 announce Baaghi 3 starring Tiger Shroff

    http://www.talkingmoviez.com/makers-of-baaghi-2-announce-baaghi-3-starring-tiger-shroff/

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  59. He forgot Dharmendra, Rajendar Kumar, Rajesh Khanna, Shammi Kapoor ..
    but overall a good point made !!
    Akshaye Rathi‏Verified account @akshayerathi · 14h14 hours ago

    With #Rannbhoomi on Diwali 2020, @Varun_dvn & @ShashankKhaitan announce their arrival in the big league & @karanjohar & @apoorvamehta18 cement @DharmaMovies’s position as the company that will steer the film fraternity into the phase that will define its future! So proud of them!

    The announcement about #Rannbhoomi on Diwali (a slot traditionally reserved for the senior superstars) 2020 marks the phase of transition that the film fraternity witnesses after every 2 decades. An indication of what & who we will see on the silver screen for the next 20 years.

    The Raj Kapoor, Dev Anand & Dilip Kumar era..

    The Amitabh Bachchan, Jeetendra & Rishi Kapoor era..

    The Khan, Kumar, Devgn, Deol & Roshan era..

    And now, @Varun_dvn @RanveerOfficial #RanbirKapoor & others are all set to carry the flag of the fraternity forward..into the future!

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  62. ‘Black Panther’ Delivers Fifth Largest Opening of All-Time, Heading Toward $235M+ 4-Day Debut

    by Brad Brevet

    February 18, 2018

    MONDAY AM UPDATE: Disney has revised their three and four-day estimates for Black Panther and as expected the grosses continue to rise with the film now delivering an estimated $201.7 million over the three-day and is expected to surpass $235 million for the four-day weekend. This makes Black Panther only the fifth movie to debut with over $200 million over its opening weekend and the third highest four-day gross in history, passing Jurassic World’s $234.1 million four-day gross.

    The film will most likely break even more records once actuals are in, perhaps including the largest Sunday gross as the current Sunday estimate is currently less than $500k shy of Star Wars: The Force Awakens for the top spot. The film’s current estimate of $33.2 million for Monday is already the second largest Monday of all-time, again trailing Force Awakens’ $40.1 million Monday from back in December 2015.

    It’s also worth noting after just four days in release Black Panther is already the 25th highest grossing comic book adaptation of all-time, 12th highest grossing film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and 17th highest grossing Marvel comic adaptation of all-time. This is all before considering it decimated the previous February opening weekend record and President’s Day opening record.

    http://www.boxofficemojo.com/news/?id=4371&p=.htm

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    • Amazing. A movie on each character of a cult is the way to go. Star Wars and Marvel comics are doing it successfully.

      I am sure we are going to see a movie on each character soon. Naam Shaban tried to do it, but Baby was never the biggest hit and shabana was never a strong character to be remembered.

      I would say if Baahubali makers make films on some of the important characters like Katappa, DevSena, etc…it would also do roaring business.

      I cannot think of any other movie in last few years that can have similar idea.

      Maybe yesteryear hits like Sholay – Jai would be interesting.

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  63. It was a TV campaign featuring the inspiring words of Javed Akhtar that catapulted Rotomac pens into the country’s consciousness in the 1990s. The commercial started with the line “ Zindagi hai toh kwab hai ” and ended with “ Kyonki fighter hamesha jitata hai ”. These went on to become one of the most quoted lines at all kinds of fora, from school assemblies to corporate round tables.
    Now, as Rotomac promoter Vikram Kothari is hounded by the CBI and Enforcement Directorate for an alleged fraud of Rs 3,700 crore, it appears unlikely that the words said about his “Fighter” brand will hold true for him.

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  64. On Monday morning, it was announced that Varun Dhawan, Shashank Khaitan and Karan Johar are coming together for a film titled ‘Rannbhoomi’.

    Now, what we hear is, ‘Rannbhoomi’ is a reworked version of Karan’s ‘Shuddi’ that never saw the light of the day. Sometime in 2013, Karan had planned to make the film with Hrithik Roshan and Kareena Kapoor Khan but due to some unknown reasons, Hrithik turned down the venture. Later, Salman Khan was approached for the project, who also bailed out.

    And now, reportedly Shashank Khaitan has re-imagined the entire script for Varun. The title also has been changed as it was assumed to be a bad omen.

    https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/hindi/bollywood/photo-features/varun-dhawans-rannbhoomi-is-a-reimagined-version-of-karan-johars-shuddhi/photostory/62993369.cms

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  65. While Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Ranveer Singh, and Deepika Padukone will celebrate their third consecutive success, Shahid could very well give the party a miss as he is shooting in Tehri for his next film ‘Batti Gul Meter Chalu’ with Shraddha Kapoor. Apparently, a guest list of about 150 people has been drawn up that includes other Bollywood stars as well. Reportedly, the party will be held in the middle of the sea on an ocean liner. Rumours suggest that an extensive menu comprising European, Indian, Italian and pan-Asian cuisine will be laid out.

    The party will be reportedly thrown on February 24, which also happens to be Sanjay’s birthday.

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  67. Still from Brahmastra.

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  68. Aiyaary .. Below Average
    Padman .. Average
    Padmaavat .. Hit
    Tiger Zinda Hai .. Blockbuster

    http://www.rediff.com/movies/report/box-office-aiyaary-fares-below-average/20180220.htm

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  69. Padmaavat Has Best Monday Hold Since Release
    Tuesday 20 February 2018 12.00 IST
    Box Office India Trade Network

    Padmaavat had its best hold on Monday since it released almost four weeks back. There is no drop on Monday as compared to the collections on Friday which is excellent. The film has already grossed 9.50 crore nett in its fourth week and looks to be heading for a 13.50 crore nett week four which will be only behind Bahubali – The Conclusion and Dangal.

    This Monday figure suggests the film is going to run for a few weeks more and that the final total of the film will probably cross 275 crore nett and could even hit 280 crore nett. This is real value would make it the highest grossing Hindi film of all time outside Bahubali – The Conclusion. This is what would happened if after the hype and controversy the film got a clean uninterrupted run all over India.

    The film say its worldwide number cross 500 crore on Monday and now stands at 501.50 crore and its seems to be heading for a finish of around 520 crore.

    The business of Padmaavat till date is as follows.

    First Week – 1,59,47,00,000

    Second Week – 65,16,00,000

    Third Week – 31,00,00,000 apprx

    Friday – 1,50,00,000 apprx

    Saturday – 2,75,00,000 apprx

    Sunday – 3,75,00,000 apprx

    Monday – 1,50,00,000 apprx

    Fourth Week – 9,50,00,000 apprx

    Grand Total – 2,64,13,00,000

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  70. Pad Man Second Monday Business
    Tuesday 20 February 2018 12.15 IST
    Box Office India Trade Network

    Pad Man continued with ordinary collections on its second Monday of around 1.50 crore nett. The film has managed to collect as much as the new release Aiyaary on its second Monday but it has to be noted that Padmaavat on its fourth Monday has also caught Pad Man.

    The second week collections of the film will gross around 14 crore nett which will take the film to around 76 crore nett and then it should go a little over 80 crore nett from there on. The film has decent figures in some parts of the country but the markets like North and Central and Bihar where Akshay Kumar films are strong have not performed. The film has done better in Mumbai and South.

    Monday – 1,50,00,000 apprx

    Second Week – 10,25,00,000 apprx (4 Days)

    GRAND TOTAL – 72,25,00,000 apprx

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    • Padmaavat collecting as much on 4th Monday as 2nd Monday of a fake superstar Akshay Kumar movie, show Akshay’s superstardom. A slap on the faces of Akshay apologist (Yeh Thappad ki Gunj unhe sunaiyi deti rahegi even after 2.0 release)

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  72. There is something similar between marketing strategies adopted by aamir and akshay. I will take SS for aamir and tepk and the pad film for Akshay.

    Both went overboard with promotions. Both claimed the films have shoestring budgets. Akshay took marketing to another level by wanting to show the film to the prime minister himself. And aamir showed the film to almost all the celebrities, trees, rivers, mountains and got their weary nods. Aamir praised Zaira and vouched that she is the best actress. He said that SS is better than Dangal. And he thought the film’s music is divine. And fought for screens and big release. Reality check made him to keep quiet afterwards and he quietly went about China release. I will talk about Indian market only. Both films have not pulled audience in droves. While Pad film is doing slightly better than SS.

    While Salman never promotes his films but the films get automatically promoted just because of his name. The only time when he tried that promotion trick was for Tubelight, it fell flat. He suddenly thought he is jesus christ after Bajrangi and felt Tubelight will get him Nobel prize for peace.

    And SRK! He did everything from turning Intiaz into a shadow to bringing a foreigner to sing an Indian song and the film fell very flat, if there is a phrase called very flat.

    Ready for brickbats! Throw all the bricks at me without hesitation!

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    • Promotion overdrive is often a sign of insecurity. Aamir miscalculated SS, he thought SS would do better in India. And he might not have expected 750 cr from China.

      One thing is common between these three films – SS, Padman and TL. The star is the producer here and gets a huge proportion of the profits (if any). That also may have something to do with overblown marketing by them. 🙂

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      • IdeaUnique Says:

        if Padman released alongside of GA like SS did – it would have been a washout for sure…..SS with a solo release could have easily done 100+….

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        • Dont think so. Padman if released with Padmaavat would have done 70 cr instead of 80 cr. Similarly, a solo release of SS in November would have taken SS to 70-75 cr.

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  73. The China scorecard:

    Dangal: $193 Million (1309 crore)
    Secret Superstar: $ 117.66 Million (759.92 crore)
    PK: $19.65 Million (Rs 129 crore)
    Dhoom 3: $ 3.23 Million (19.93 crores)
    3 Idiots: $3.02 Million (14.15 crore)
    Baahubali: $1.17 Million (7.54 crore)
    Happy New Year: $0.40 Million (2.38 crore)
    Fan: $0.23 Million (1.50 crore)
    My Name Is Khan: $0.07 Million (51 lakhs)
    ———————————————

    A reasonable write-up on expectations from Bajrangi Bhaijaan:

    https://www.koimoi.com/box-office/will-salman-khans-bajrangi-bhaijaan-strike-gold-at-the-china-box-office/

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    • given that BB is sandwiched between monsters that released recently and black panther, I think this koimoi number may be too optimistic

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    • Salman and his PR had been gung-ho about breaking in to China market with Tubelight. After it flopped, they are counting on 3 year old BB to do that job. If it works to some extent, they will go gung-ho again about Bharat in China in 2019.

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  74. There were also rumours about how Aamir was impressed by Ranveer’s Khilji’s performance in Padmaavat and had offered him a role in the Mahabharata.

    And recently at the sidelines of an event, Aamir Khan and Ranveer Singh took time off to have a detailed chat fuelling further speculations. An eyewitness who was standing close to these stars threw more rumours into the fray.

    “They had a pretty long chat at a Global Investors Summit where the Maharashtra Chief Minister was also present. The two were talking about Padmaavat, Thugs of Hindostan and Mahabharat. What exactly was the discussion is a mystery because they kept their conversation in hushed tones as if they didn’t want anyone to hear it,” says the source. So, now we need to await official confirmation.

    https://www.emirates247.com/entertainment/what-did-aamir-and-ranveer-chat-about-2018-02-20-1.665699

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    • I am not happy .😐 I don’t want ak to immerse himself in Mahabharat. I wan’t him on screen for at least two more regular films, before he takes on Mahabharat. But a section of fans seem happy. Ah well.😏

      Chinese fans, Turkish fans, many of us in India — wish to see him on screen doing solid work . But Aamir is on his own trip. 😐

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      • Whether he does 5 regular films over next 10 years or 5 Mahabharata films, I dont see much of a difference. The latter just reduces the chance of him doing another Dhoom/TOH with YRF/Victor.

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  75. Movie Name – 4th Sunday Collections

    Baahubali 2 – The Conclusion – Rs. 7.8 cr

    3 Idiots – Rs. 4.50 cr

    Dangal – Rs. 4.24 cr

    PK – Rs. 4.01 cr

    Padmaavat – Rs. 4 cr

    Bajrangi Bhaijaan – Rs. 3.51 cr

    Bahubali – The Beginning – Rs. 3.4 cr

    Tiger Zinda Hai – Rs. 3.27 cr

    http://www.bollywoodhungama.com/news/box-office-special-features/box-office-time-4th-sunday-padmaavat-beats-bajrangi-bhaijaan-bahubali-beginning/

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  76. Padmaavat is expected to end at 290 cr nett in India. Its WW gross will be behind Dhoom 3 and TZH’s 560 cr mark. And it will likely remain this year’s highest grosser till Race 3 releases in June.

    Btw, although 2.0 release is all up in the air, Hirani’s Sanju seems to be on track for June 29 release. WW distribution rights reportedly sold to Fox Star for 110 cr! Distributor’s expecting this to be a 200+ cr nett film and highest grosser of Ranbir till date. Padmaavat took away TZH’s glory within a month. Same might happen with Race 3 and Sanju.

    Forget that debate between Aamir vs Salman for now. Salman is now being chased by Ranveer/Ranbir. And Akshay is struggling to get 100 cr after promotion overdrives. Dont think we will be getting any more of Naveen’s star rankings this year.

    Anyways, after a great beginning of 2018 with Padmaavat and SS in China, its going to be quiet at BO till mid-year releases. Time to take a break.

    http://www.koimoi.com/box-office/ranbir-kapoor-rajkumar-hiranis-sanju-distribution-rights-sold-for-110-crore/

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  77. Akshay – Priyanka & Kareena’s film – ‘AITRAAZ’ to get a sequel
    Yes, that’s true! And Subhash Ghai who produced the film in 2004 wants Priyanka Chopra back in the sequel. But, will she?

    “It’s a new story with a new title. Subhash Ghai has already had a word with Priyanka Chopra and the two have discussed the film. She loves the idea of a sequel to a film which won her accolades for her performance in a negative role and is excited to feature in the second instalment of the franchise. She is keen to collaborate with Ghai again and has even told him that she will try working on her dates,” adds the source.

    However, the final meeting will be held once Priyanka is back in Mumbai after shooting for Quantico season 3.

    Meanwhile, talking about Akshay and Kareena it will be interesting to see if they are too roped in the film to see a reunion of the trio.

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  78. ‘पैडमैन’ के बाद चमकी अक्षय कुमार की किस्मत, एक बार में मिला 7 फिल्मों का ऑफर, 1000 करोड़ कमाई तय

    अक्षय कुमार की फिल्म ‘पैडमैन’ बॉक्स ऑफिस पर अपना बजट निकालने में कामयाब हो गई है। फिल्म क्रिटिक्स ने ‘पैडमैन’ को हिट बताया है। दर्शकों ने भी फिल्म को काफी पसंद किया है। आर. बाल्की के निर्देशन में बनी इस फिल्म ने 11 दिन में 72 करोड़ रुपए का कारोबार कर लिया है।

    जल्द ही अक्षय की नई फिल्मों का ऐलान होगा। प्रेरणा की मानें तो अक्षय उनके लिए लकी मैस्कॉट है। बता दें कि अक्षय कुमार की ‘पैडमैन’ अभी तक 100 करोड़ का आंकड़ा नहीं छू पाई है। जबकि इससे पहले अक्षय ने लगातार 5 100 करोड़ी फिल्में दी थीं।

    https://www.amarujala.com/photo-gallery/entertainment/bollywood/kriarj-entertainment-producer-prerna-arora-revealed-that-akshay-kumar-has-5-film-contract-with-us

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  79. My LOLLRC moment continues 😀

    Something has gone wrong with few gems here.

    Marcus, Jeaves and few other Aamir Khan fans are in a shock. They are like those rich children who are deprived of few things and suddenly they start considering themselves underprivileged. This tenency leads to jealousy and frustration.

    Padman is an All India success – this simple fact is leading to intolerance. I will not be surprised if they return their awards, sorry ask Aamir to return his award and form an awards waapasi gang.

    They diatribe is continuous and i am enjoying it. They are getting negatively impacted and i know it. I have two choices, either to leave them alone to sulk or backfire. 😀

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    • No need to get personal Naveen..

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    • Some comments here are like Rahul Gandhi talking about his confusion between Nirav Modi and Narendra Modi.

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      • Cannot agree more. Already highlighted it in this thread.

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        • aamirsaurabh Says:

          Naveen,Marcus,Jayshah,Jeeves it’s getting very venomous here.I request all for peace.No need to get personal here.

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          • I haven’t been able to see many of the comments over the last few days but I’ll be deleting anything that seems out of order.

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          • I think Naveen is being quite repetitive reg. Akki – whereas the BO nos. have clearly proven that he is nowhere in the league of Aamir or Sallu – so why trying to project him as a superstar again and again and again? and that is always at the root of long mindless discussion – I think Naveen’s such provoking comments need to be immediately deleted – dude, u like akki – fine. But why do you dram aamir and sallu in that? Let akki prove himself first and then we can compare those…

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        • Re.-I think Naveen is being quite repetitive reg. Akki
          ROFLOL!!
          Aamir fans karey toh Chamatkar, bechara Naveen karey toh balatkaar !!!

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          • are Rocky babu – chamatkar ya balatkar – lekin kuch to logic hove bhaiya 🙂 yahan to bas na aav dekha na paav – akki ki picture aayee nahin kya – wo galaxy ke sab se bade superstar ban jaate he – Naveen-world-speaketh!! 😉

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          • Dono taraf logic nahee hai sir.
            BTW – what is your take on SRK and Aamir showing up at the reception of Khalistani supporter Trudeau, and not showing up for friend of India but enemy of Jihadis- the Israeli PM Nethanyahu?
            Koi logic ??
            Aside- The cold treatment by Modi and the Captain to Trudeau worked, Line par aa gaya …

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          • I don’t think Justin T supports any Khalistani movement..some of his colleagues may have…India should ask Canada that it would rein in all Khalistani elements.. It is also fact that Freedom of speech would not allow to completely shut down these elements..

            This is in California (2013):

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          • Munna- Shakal par mat jao-

            Candice Malcolm‏Verified account
            @CandiceMalcolm

            #BREAKINGNEWS: Trudeau’s India entourage includes a man convicted of a 1986 attempt to assasinate a visiting Indian politician in Canada. Story coming soon from the Sun. #india

            http://torontosun.com/opinion/columnists/malcolm-trudeau-breaking-bread-with-would-be-assassin-in-india

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          • http://www.opindia.com/2018/02/khalistani-gets-invitation-to-official-dinner-was-trudeaus-speech-about-supporting-unified-india-a-complete-hogwash/

            Sindhu was the former Minister of State, who was ambushed by Canadian Sikhs during his private visit to Canada in 1986 and shot at. Sindhu survived the assassination attempt and four men who attempted the assassination, including Atwal, were convicted in 1987.
            While he was invited to a formal event hosted by the Canadian High Commissioner Thursday in Delhi, the invitation now stands rescinded. Despite this, Atwal was seeing photographed with Trudeau’s wife Sophie and Liberal cabinet minister Amarjeet Sohi at a reception hosted by the Hindi film industry in Mumbai on Tuesday. This comes as a major embarrassment to Trudeau, who said Trudeau’s government and Canada stand for unified India and opposes any form of violence and extremism.

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  80. Padman Fails to Cross 100 Crore at the Box Office

    http://www.talkingmoviez.com/padman-fails-to-cross-100-crore-at-the-box-office/

    Padman stops Akshay Kumar’s 5 Successive 100 Crore HIT Film Streak

    http://www.talkingmoviez.com/padman-stops-akshay-kumars-5-successive-100-crore-hit-film-streak/

    Padmaavat Collections are Historic in Fourth Week at the Box Office

    http://www.talkingmoviez.com/padmaavat-collections-are-historic-in-fourth-week-at-the-box-office/

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  81. Dear Akshay,

    First of all from the entire team at Bollywood Hungama here’s big congratulations for believing in a film like Pad Man that has created tremendous awareness about menstrual hygiene in India. Sanitary pad vending machines are being installed at airports and other public places. Many other initiatives are being undertaken to instil a progressive bent of mind amidst people so that they can begin a dialogue. Fathers have started talking to their girls on the subject and mothers are feeling less burdened. Hopefully this movement will gain further momentum.

    In spite of great reviews and a colossal marketing spin, Pad Man won’t be able to cross the coveted Rs. 100 crore mark. After five back to back Rs, 100 crore films (Singh is Bling (2015) was the last film that totalled less than Rs. 100 crores), this Akshay Kumar film will end its business at around Rs. 75-80 crore nett mark. But does that mean it wasn’t a good film? Of course not. Akshay’s films like Special 26, Baby and Oh My God didn’t cross Rs. 100 crore mark either but they remain landmark films in the last 15 years. Pad Man has earned tremendous respect. It is being called as the best work of Akshay Kumar till date. When Akshay shall look back at his career twenty years from now, then Pad Man will surely feature amongst his best works.

    It is very important that Akshay Kumar should not get disheartened by the box office fate of Pad Man. It wouldn’t be surprising if he ends up winning another National Award for this performance. He has been making some brilliant script selections and he must continue doing that. His next film Gold is looking extremely good and it looks like a film that will go past the Rs. 100 crore mark. Most importantly Akshay must continue to be the great man that he is. His immense contribution to the society is hugely praiseworthy and he must keep inspiring people who look up to him. And yes he has been making many new fans for his brave choices. It’s all good!

    ByBollywood Hungama News NetworkFeb 19, 2018 – 10:37 am IST

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  82. https://scroll.in/video/869380/video-a-telugu-character-has-been-causing-apples-ios-to-inexplicably-crash

    There are many words starting with the said character. And also in the middle of the word.

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  83. aamirsaurabh Says:

    Japanese site of Dangal.Go Dangal Go.

    http://gaga.ne.jp/dangal/

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  84. Another Samachar-
    Pakistani senate approve motion to declare Chinese as official language in Pakistan.
    Ab toh SS Pakistan mein Chinese mein bhee release hogee , and there will be more BO news dump at SS about SS.
    LOL!!!

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  85. Munna – Inside Edge dekha ?
    UP kee aisee aisee gaali/ phrases sunai milengee kee dil prasann ho jayga !!

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    • Haven’t heard of it…lately haven’t seen anything.

      Recently brought a dog in house and he takes lots of time (I was against but overruled)…I started watching Planet Earth = 2 and he barked so much that I stopped watching.
      Today he was barking at Times Now anchor ( for sometime I thought he is barking at some ghost) 🙂

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      • Usually husbands want the dog and are overruled , yahan ulta ho gaya ?
        LOL on the dog barking at Times Now show, I am sure he must be barking at one of the guest from across the border …Times Now usually has one of them..

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  86. Inside Edge is an Indian-American web television series based on a fictional T20 cricket team, Mumbai Mavericks that plays in the Powerplay League (based on Indian Premier League).[1][2] It premiered on Amazon Video on July 10, 2017. This is Amazon Prime Video’s first Indian original series.[1][3] The series stars Richa Chada, Tanuj Virwani, Vivek Oberoi and Angad Bedi in lead roles.[4][5][6] The first season premiered in June 2017.[1][7] The series has been positively received by critics and audience.[8][9

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inside_Edge_(2017_TV_series)

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  87. Reports of 20 cr budget of Padman is complete humbug. 20 cr is the raw production cost of the film. Another 15-20 cr has been spent on P&A. And deducting Akshay’s remuneration conveniently as he’s a co producer is laughable. In such a scenario, you consider the all India distribution cost of the film which would be around 35-40 cr. The all India share would turn out to be around 35-37 cr and hence the film is barely coverage for the distributors. If Akshay’s average remuneration is added, the landing cost of the film is around 70-75 cr, the number BOI would be considering (like they did 75 cr for TEPK). Either ways, the film is nothing more than Average/Below Average. Calling it a success without adding Akshay’s remuneration is akin to calling Kaabil, DZ and SS as super hits.

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    • On the contrary, films like Padman and SS are distributed on commission basis. The distributors are not making a loot here (nor do they suffer losses), but producers make considerable profits.

      There are cases like Kaabil and Raees etc where distributors make outright losses. But these films are considered some sort of successes. In that sense Padman/SS are big hits.

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      • A movie starring Akshay or Aamir cannot be written off as a low budget 20 cr affair & made to look like hits. If that’s the case then there’s no difference between an Akshay starring in Padman or an Irfan starring in the same. The fact that the film has Akshay in the lead by default escalates the “real market value of the film to 70 cr+. Defending a film’s underperformance by claiming a low budget (without actor remuneration) is a futile argument. The fact is SS, Padman,DZ & Kaabil have all underperformed in the domestic market.

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        • The real potential of a SS was a TZP which recorded 1.3 cr footfall back in 2007. The real potential of a DZ was a CDI esp with Alia in the lead. This is of course if both these films carried a 99% wom. Realistically, even a 80% wom would have led to 1cr footfall & 100cr+ totals for both these films.

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          • Why TZP, SS should have done as much as Dangal. Same topic, same actors.

            If Padman budget is 70 cr, then SS budget must be 1000 cr considering the all the money Aamir made from Dangal.

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    • And before we start going in circles regarding this, I will add this. I dont buy the concept that distributors have to make so-much amount in order to call the movie a Hit (BOI logic).

      Of course, no one should be losing money on a successful movie. But whether it was distributors or exhibitors or producers who made a fortune, does not matter in general. Who cares if producer got X% cut or the exhibitor, as long as everyone in the chain got their money back.

      If you look at the production budget and the final gross, its not very difficult to make out which film is successful and which is not. As for the ‘shares’ to the decimal point, who cares?

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    • And if you are interested in celebrities more than movies, then even final grosses dont matter much. Just like movies these days have a lot of other revenues than just theatrical box office receipts, the stardom of celebrities go much beyond the success/failure of their movies.

      SRK has hardly given a BO success after HNY. But do a google trend on him for last 5 years and you wont see any dip in his popularity (web search is just an indicator here). The online interest in him is as much as Salman, despite the wide gap in how much their respective films had performed in this period. It is no surprise that SRK makes a killing by doing numerous endorsements even now.

      In fact, you will find online interest is more in Akshay Kumar (what he eats and what he shits) than in Aamir Khan. You may be surprised to know that online interest in Aamir Khan is equivalent to that of Hrithik Roshan over the last 5 years! Yet, Aamir’s recall value to the theatrical audience is so high that his movies not only open well and gets to record grosses. But in general, public may not be that interested in Aamir Khan or what he is doing on a daily basis. In short, he may not be enjoying ‘fanatic’ following like other stars (outside this blog).

      Not surprisingly, online interest in a film like Secret Superstar was more than in Aamir Khan in general. That is the reason why I find Ormax ratings and rankings as pure BS. Yes, in general the public is more interested to see SRK dancing in weddings, or Salman dancing at Filmfare awards. But when it comes to watching movies, many more may select an Aamir Khan film. You have to take that into consideration too.

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      • Btw, when I am talking about online searches in google, the sample demographic is skewed towards A centers. It is hardly representative of B and C centers where Salman enjoys more popularity and Aamir perhaps even less ‘fan following’ than in A centers (movies like Tashan, SS, TZH, DCH hardly do much in these centers).

        But in terms of movies, Dangal generated more online noise and exhaust than Sultan in 2016.

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      • Marcus – very nicely written and i agree with all. Probably you have said what i have also been saying but then i am cornered for being pro-Akshay and how can i have Aamir/Akshay in same lie etc. kind of comment and then my statement gets lost in din, accusations and counter accusations.

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        • Naveen, Padman’s 80-85 cr will not lower his current popularity or his money-making capacity. He just has another hit in a good film; it will only help him in the long run. But why do you want to promote it as something ‘great’ and ‘the best thing that ever happened’ kind of deal?

          As a producer, he will be making as much money from profits of Padman as he would make from acting in Housefull and charging an upfront fee for it.

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        • I promoted Padman not for its Box office. It was a special movie with a social message that needed a watch. I promoted padman more ofr this reason. I never did the same for Rustom or Housefull ewtc.

          Don’t think anyone in this forum except me watch the movie as for the first time no review came from any other members. Usually one will see a review for even a dud film having a star.

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  88. Nobody is scared, fearful: Shah Rukh Khan on why major actors didn’t speak up during Padmaavat protests
    Shah Rukh Khan said despite facing trouble, creative people are not scared of anything but they do worry about the audience’s safety.

    https://www.hindustantimes.com/bollywood/nobody-is-scared-fearful-shah-rukh-khan-on-why-major-actors-didn-t-speak-up-during-padmaavat-protests/story-18NN19u9P2BQG9eUqT8pgI.html

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  89. A meet was organised to forge partnership between Indian and Canadian film industries. Justin tweeted, “Tonight, we celebrated stronger ties & new co-production opportunities between Bollywood and the Canadian Film Industry. And who better to help than @iamsrk himself… Great to meet you!” SRK is seen clearly enjoying himself at the event. He specially interacted with the PM’s kids and had a jolly good time there. Aamir Khan too spoke at length with Justin. Present at the event was Anupam Kher and Farhan Akhtar too. While on a tour of India, Trudeau has visited all the historical monuments. Yesterday he was in Amritsar. He tweeted, “One of the things that I really wanted to show to my kids is the extraordinary diversity of India, being able to go to a mandir, to Golden Temple, to a mosque and then to other places, this highlights the diversity and pluralism of India which isn’t without its challenges.”

    Before people jump, see even Anupam Kher was there!
    And the canadian citizen and his wife are nowhere!

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  90. Papad Man Hritik!

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    • Blockbuster…likh ke bol raha hoon !!!

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      • 150 cr sure – higher than any akki movie recently 😉

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        • IU, please correct your BQ (Bollywood Quotient). Akki has never crossed 140 cr nett barrier forget 150 cr and the word recently does not add anything. Akki has never ever crossed 140 cr nett.

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    • Tiger Shroff and Disha Patani both are looking amazing in the poster of ‘Baaghi 2’. The actor is not so worried about getting stereotyped as an action star as Tiger Shroff feels that it is good to have an identity that too so early in his career. “I am so blessed to have been given an identity so early in my career. When people think of Tiger Shroff, they think of something, that’s a huge achievement for me. It was a dream to be an action hero and I am living that.”

      Director Ahmed Khan said, “Both are really mature. They would come in separate cars. If Tiger would be on set, Disha wouldn’t be there and vice versa. On set, they were Ronnie and Neha (characters). And this comes from within you.”

      The director further added, “Tiger, for one, I know is so hardworking. Very few actors are like him. If you ask him to do an action scene, he is ready do to. If you ask him for a bare body shot, he wouldn’t ask you, ‘Give me five days, one week.’ He would be ready for it in 10 minutes. He is a guy, who is a superhero without cape.”

      Disha Patani said, “Because of him, I have started doing action, whatever little I have done. I have seen him train. I was on set once or twice when Tiger was doing his action scenes, because I believe when you are doing such a scene, you are in a different frame of mind. You should let the actor breathe. I don’t want to get hurt.”

      https://www.misskyra.com/celebs/disha-patani-on-baaghi-2-because-of-tiger-shroff-i-started-doing-action/articleshow/63026460.cms?utm_platform=Web&utm_source=TOIHP_Web&utm_medium=Referral&utm_campaign=TOI_MissKyra_articleshow

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  91. Tuesday Update – Aiyaari Black Panther Pad Man Padmaavat
    Wednesday 21 February 2018 12.00 IST
    Box Office India Trade Network

    Aiyaary continued its downfall on Tuesday with collections of just 1.20 crore nett as it dropped another 15-20% from Monday. The film will not even cross 20 crore nett. A Gentleman grossed 17.72 crore nett and that is probably the target for the film. Aiyaary business is as follows.

    Tuesday – 1,20,00,000

    TOTAL – 14,45,00,000 (5 Days)

    Black Panther also saw a 20% drop in collections but it is still doing decent business though a sustained run is looking tough. The business of Black Panther is as follows.

    Tuesday – 2,50,00,000

    TOTAL – 24,50,00,000 (5 Days)

    The business of Pad Man on its second Tuesday was as follows.

    Tuesday – 1,25,00,000 (Second)

    TOTAL – 73,50,00,000 (12 Days)

    Padmaavat continues to do very weel and its business is as follows. It is now the highest collecting Hindi film being screened despite being in week four.

    Tuesday – 1,30,00,000 (Fourth)

    Total – 2,65,43,00,000 (27 days plus PP)

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  92. The Marketing Strategy Of Padman Broke A Lot Of Taboos & Myths, Just Like The Film!

    http://www.koimoi.com/bollywood-news/marketing-strategy-padman-broke-lot-taboos-myths-just-like-film/

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    • Indeed an excellent marketing execution and promotion done by Padman Team using social media, entrepreneurship events and women oriented programs, etc. as a vehicle.

      As a result, while a concept film done by an A-lister opens to an average 7 or 8 cr ( Dear Zindagi & Secret Superstar) – PadMan opened to a 10.5 crore on a non holiday Day1 and its already passed the lifetime business of many other concept films featuring A-listers in it.

      Now that’s what we call smart and targeted marketing that combines entertainment with a noble thought just like his films.

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      • So DZ and SS would have done only 75-80 cr if those A-listers were the lead in them?

        I vote for a new thread titled – No logic, Only masala thread.

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        • Question is why someone like Akshay never scaled the 140 cr nett India as lead?Even with 2.0, it is Rajini show all the way and Akshay contribution will be akin to Uday Chopra in Dhoom series

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          • Not Uday, but it will be equivalent to Abhishek’s contribution to Dhoom. Akshay has upcoming medium budget flicks in Gold, Kesari and Housefull 4. These may not be 100 cr budget films, but are not they 20 cr deals. These films should be doing 200+ cr.

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  93. Telugu actor & badminton champ Sudheer Babu to play Pullela Gopichand

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  94. Is anyone here aware of what was the budget of QSQT?

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  95. Now after its four week run Padmaavat has emerged as the highest grossing Bollywood film at the Australia box office. Collecting AUD 3.09 million Padmaavat has managed to surpass the life time collections of previous releases like Dangal that had collected AUD 2.62 million, Baahubali 2 – The Conclusion that collected AUD 2.40 million, PK that collected AUD 2.10 million, Dhoom 3 that collected AUD 1.75 million, Bajrangi Bhaijaan that collected AUD 1.70 million, Tiger Zinda Hai that collected AUD 1.60 million, The Lunchbox that collected AUD 1.55 million, and Sultan that had collected AUD 1.35 million.

    http://www.bollywoodhungama.com/news/box-office-special-features/box-office-padmaavat-becomes-highest-grossing-bollywood-movie-australia-box-office/

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  96. ‘Baahubali: The Conclusion’ adds $313,158 to its worldwide box-office tally with collections in Japan and Russia
    TNN | Updated: Jan 19, 2018, 14:49 IST
    ‘Baahubali: The Conclusion’ adds $313,158 to its worldwide box-office tally with collections in Japan and Russia
    SS Rajamouli’s blockbuster film ‘Baahubali: The Conclusion’, which shattered all box-office records in 2017, continues to rake in the moolah at the box-office, nine months after the film’s release. The bilingual multi-starrer is currently running in Japan and Russia and has successfully added to its worldwide gross. In 17 days in Japan, the fantasy-action flick has managed to 256, 650 USD (Rs 1.63 crore), while in Russia the film has collected 56, 508 USD (Rs 35.94 lakhs) in just four days.
    Announcing the same on social media, trade analyst Ramesh Bala said, ” #Baahubali2 has added some more gross to it’s WW total as it’s running in #Japan and #Russia #Japan : 17 Days Gross – US$ 256,650 [₹ 1.63 Cr] #Russia : 4 Days Gross – US$ 56,508 [₹ 35.94 Lacs] (sic).”
    Earning Rs 14.169 billion in India and Rs 2.896 billion overseas, Baahubali: The Conclusion stands as the highest-grossing film in India and the second highest-grossing Indian film worldwide, second only to Aamir Khan-starrer ‘Dangal’.
    The magnum opus, which released in Telugu, Tamil and Hindi, featured Prabhas, Rana Daggubati, Anushka Shetty and Tamannaah in lead roles.

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  97. Baaghi 2 trailer is out.. looks cool.. sure shot hit for NG production house. only worry part is Ahmed khan the director.. don’t have much confidence on him.

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  98. Kamal Haasan party launch LIVE: New political party named Makkal Needhi Maiam, actor says ‘I’m not a leader, I’m a worker’

    https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/live-updates-actor-kamal-haasan-to-launch-political-party-today/story-Z9DxBc05CqDT4enJPLg89M.html

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    • The logo is very innovative and attractive. Let us see how far will he go. He did it before Rajni. Rajni is taking too much time to launch a party.

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  100. Modern day plunderers of national wealth with non ethical boundaries by the privileged ……Bharat Mata ke Chor!

    India is paying the price for its obsession with billionaires
    By Barkha Dutt February 20 at 10:00 PM

    “….In a country where nearly 270,000 farmers have been driven to suicide since 2000, and nearly 80 percent because of an inability to repay small loans (the average value of most of these outstanding loans is about $3,000), it is criminal that millionaires and billionaires live it up as their unpaid loans suck dry the banking sector, and then simply take the next flight to London or Antwerp or Dubai, never to return. An Indiaspend report estimated that, in 2016 and 2017, more than 5,200 “willful defaulters” owed public-sector banks about $8.65 billion, much more than the government allocation for agriculture and farmer welfare. Yet, because these men make up India’s power elite and are embedded deep within the political system, their violations are handled with kid gloves — until it blows up in our faces…”.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/global-opinions/wp/2018/02/20/india-is-paying-the-price-for-its-obsession-with-billionaires/?utm_term=.4d413c841840

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  101. Aamir on success of Secret superstar and little bit on TOH https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGlooqdrE_4&feature=youtu.be

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  102. A social worker in Arunachal Pradesh, who requested anonymity, said: “Though this should not be a justification for the lynching, there has been spate in rape cases in the state, sometimes involving very young children. The judiciary is slow and conviction rate is almost nil. It is obvious that people are angry.”

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  103. Sushant – Sara Resume shooting for Kedarnath; Confirms Abhishek Kapoor

    After a fall out with the producers of the film looks like Sara’s debut film is back on track.

    The situation was so worse that reports of the film being shelved were hitting the tinsel town. But, today a tweet from director Abhishek affirms that everything is back on track as they have kick-started the second schedule of the film.

    The filmmaker took to his social media to announce the second schedule of his next Kedarnath. Now, all rumours around the movie Kedarnath are put to rest after Abhishek Kapoor’s post on his social media.

    Abhishek took to his Instagram and posted a video from the sets of the second schedule of Kedarnath.

    Wednesday, February 21, 2018 | 7:29:40 PM IST (+05:30 GMT)
    0 Comments | By Preksha Jain

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  104. Padmaavat Real Value After Three Weeks
    Thursday 22 February 2018 12.00 IST
    Box Office India Trade Network

    Padmaavat grossed 256 crore nett in three weeks and has not been released in Gujarat or Rajasthan as yet and saw a release in Madhya Pradesh in its third week. The film suffered in its opening week in Bihar and over the weekend in Delhi / UP and Haryana..

    If we apply the average ratios of where the business is missing then the 256 crore nett after three weeks would equate to 336 crore nett after three weeks. An average ratio of the big films has been given but there is no doubt that the film would have out performed in Gujarat and Rajasthan which would make the total even higher. Its fair to say that the film would be at Dangal level at least and this is without the Xmas factor which Dangal had last year.

    Bahubali – The Conclusion is at another level but Padmaavat can compete with any other Hindi film even though the amount collected at the box office will not be as high as some but there are reasons for that. It would have basically got around 375 crore nett at least with a clean release but the other side is would we be talking of these numbers if the film had released like any normal release without the hype created by probably the biggest controversy ever for a film in India. In another words could this star cast with this content actually have taken it this far without the external factors.

    1. Bahubali: The Conclusion – 4,58,42,00,000

    2. Dangal – 3,47,96,00,000

    3. Padmaavat – 3,36,00,00,000 apprx

    4. PK – 3,18,95,00,000

    5. Tiger Zinda Hai – 3,18,79,00,000

    6. Bajrangi Bhaijaan – 2,98,56,00,000

    7. Sultan – 2,73,69,00,000

    8. Dhoom 3 – 2,54,71,00,000

    9. Kick – 2,09,85,00,000

    10. Chennai Express – 2,00,27,00,000

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    • PK without those protests would have done more. Boi should also say this.

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    • Haha 3 week numbers for Padmaavat that don’t exist. Not a lot happening at box office so time for imagination!

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    • Agree with BoI an i think their hypothesis has good reasons to be believed. However they are generous to Dangal here. Padmaavat could also have crossed 350 Cr. But still can go by their estimate of 336 Cr.

      Ofcourse as it topples PK handsomely, usual fans will protest. And hey, they will not provide logic as well. 😀

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      • One should also note that while BOI has Dangal’s number same as producer’s, it has Padmaavat’s lower by 10-15 Cr when compared with producer’s total. And i will any day take Bhansali’s honesty over producers of Dangal or PK.

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  105. Top Fifteen Films With Highest Footfalls Of 2017
    Thursday 22 February 2018 12.00 IST
    Box Office India Trade Network

    2017 saw a film get 5 crore plus footfalls and a film get 3 crore plus footfalls with another close to 2 crore footfalls. The top three films managed to get 10 crore plus admissions and this has not been since 1994 and here it was more because of one film Hum Aapke Hain Kaun which topped 7 crore footfalls. It was a great showing by the top three films in 2017.

    If 1994 it was all about Hum Aapke Hain Kaun which set the box office on fire then last year it was about Bahubali – The Conclusion which emerged the biggest blockbuster of this century and the second biggest blockbuster of the last 25 years. 5 crore admissions looked like it was never going to happen again but Bahubali – The Conclusion proved it is still possible. The 510 crore nett business of Bahubali – The Conclusion will be beaten maybe in a couple of years or it may take longer but the real target for a film to be a historic great is the 5 crore plus footfalls. That is the challenge set by Bahubali – The Conclusion.

    The top fifteen footfalls of 2017 are as follows. There were two other films which crossed 50 lakhs and those were Mubarakan (51.93 lakhs) and Secret Superstar (50.87 lakhs).

    1. Bahubali: The Conclusion – 5,25,22,000

    2. Tiger Zinda Hai – 3,08,00,000 apprx

    3. Golmaal Again – 1,98,46,000

    4. Raees – 1,37,82,000

    5. Toilet Ek Prem Katha – 1,31,35,000

    6. Judwaa 2 – 1,29,74,000

    7. Badrinath Ki Dulhania – 1,22,87,000

    8. Jolly LLB 2 – 1,16,53,000

    9. Tubelight – 1,15,74,.000

    10. Kaabil – 91,74,000

    11. Fukrey Returns – 74,59,000

    12. Baadshaho – 68,61,000

    13. Jab Harry Met Sejal – 55,49,000

    14. Half Girlfriend – 55,04,000

    15. Hindi Medium – 54,72,000

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  106. Padmaavat Real Value After Three Weeks

    Padmaavat grossed 256 crore nett in three weeks and has not been released in Gujarat or Rajasthan as yet and saw a release in Madhya Pradesh in its third week. The film suffered in its opening week in Bihar and over the weekend in Delhi / UP and Haryana..

    If we apply the average ratios of where the business is missing then the 256 crore nett after three weeks would equate to 336 crore nett after three weeks. An average ratio of the big films has been given but there is no doubt that the film would have out performed in Gujarat and Rajasthan which would make the total even higher. Its fair to say that the film would be at Dangal level at least and this is without the Xmas factor which Dangal had last year.

    Bahubali – The Conclusion is at another level but Padmaavat can compete with any other Hindi film even though the amount collected at the box office will not be as high as some but there are reasons for that. It would have basically got around 375 crore nett at least with a clean release but the other side is would we be talking of these numbers if the film had released like any normal release without the hype created by probably the biggest controversy ever for a film in India. In another words could this star cast with this content actually have taken it this far without the external factors.

    1. Bahubali: The Conclusion – 4,58,42,00,000

    2. Dangal – 3,47,96,00,000

    3. Padmaavat – 3,36,00,00,000 apprx

    4. PK – 3,18,95,00,000

    5. Tiger Zinda Hai – 3,18,79,00,000

    6. Bajrangi Bhaijaan – 2,98,56,00,000

    7. Sultan – 2,73,69,00,000

    8. Dhoom 3 – 2,54,71,00,000

    9. Kick – 2,09,85,00,000

    10. Chennai Express – 2,00,27,00,000

    http://boxofficeindia.com/report-details.php?articleid=3701

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    • what’s there on her neck? a white tattoo?

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      • She is having back problem and that is probably bandage or belt to ease the pain.

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      • Well, looking at it, the first though that crossed our mind was, has Deepika altered her tattoo? Or has she erased it completely? If she has really decided to get rid of it, so does that mean she has now finally ended Ranbir’s chapter in her life? As this tattoo was the last souvenir she had with her.

        But, in a earlier interview, post her break up with Ranbir, she had stated that she would retain her tattoo, no matter what happens in her life.

        But, with her wedding reports making rounds in town, has she decided to change her decision and end all the old chapters of her life and mark a new beginning?

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  107. Asked about his look in his upcoming film Thugs of Hindostaan Aamir said, “I am still hiding my look… I have long hair… But we are still trying to hide it from the media and people as much as possible.

    Once the poster of the movie was out, Aamir said: “People will be able to see my look for Thugs of Hindostaan.”

    The film’s shoot has almost been completed, the actor was going aboard for a few days. “So after returning, we will shoot the climax in Rajasthan and complete it by March-end.”

    The Thugs of Hindostan stars Amitabh Bachchan, Katrina Kaif, Fatima Sana Shaikh and Jackie Shroff besides Aamir. It is directed by Vijay Krishna Acharya and produced by Yashraj Films.

    Thugs of Hindostan is scheduled for release on November 7.

    http://www.koimoi.com/bollywood-news/we-are-so-thrilled-happy-we-made-secret-superstar-with-a-lot-of-love-effort-kiran-rao/

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    • Wanted to attend this one. However the tix in Mumbai for the show were insanely expensive. Add on it the travel and stay cost. Would have crossed a lac.

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    • “PadMan collected 1.25 crores on its 2nd Tuesday at the box office and now stands at the grand total of 74.65 crores. This Akshay Kumar-KriaArj Entertainment collaboration is following the same concept of tight budget & good promotion. It is made on a controlled budget of 37 crores. Going by the formula, the Return On Investment (ROI) of the film is 37.65 crores & the profit percentage is 101.75 %.

      Rank Cost* Lifetime ROI ROI %
      1. PadMan 37.00 74.65 37.65 101.75%*

      kshay Kumar, last year had 2 releases – Toilet: Ek Prem Katha and Jolly LLB 2, both entered the list of most profitable movies of 2017. Starting 2018 with PadMan, Akshay Kumar is the debut Bollywood star this year to enter the list of most profitable movies of 2018.

      Where Jolly LLB 2 garnered 160% profit, Toilet: Ek Prem Katha went on to become 2nd most profitable film of 2017 earning 456.66% profit.

      http://www.koimoi.com/box-office/padman-akshay-kumar-becomes-1st-actor-enter-list-profitable-films-2018/

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    • Naveen, consolidate your links next time.

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  109. Abhishek Kapoor Is Confident That His Film Will Be Better Than Zero
    It was previously decided that Karan would launch Sara but he has not turned out to be Janhvi’s mentor.
    By Koimoi.com Team -February 22, 2018

    Kedarnath is being jointly made by KriArj Entertainment, T-Series, Balaji Motion Pictures and director Abhishek Kapoor’s Guy In The Sky Pictures (GITS).

    However, they had a fallout. While KriArj Entertainment representatives had blamed Kapoor’s unprofessional behaviour and mismanagement as the reason for a constant delay in the movie, Kapoor’s representative has said there was lack of transparency in KriArj Entertainment’s financial dealings.

    Now according to a recent report in BollywoodLife, the report suggests that Abhishek Kapoor who is known as Gattu was going against the partners and releasing sensitive information. The time when Prerrna Arora had spoken to Abhishek about shifting the release date because SRK’s Zero was going to clash.

    “Her suggestion hurt Gattu’s ego. So, he tweeted that Kedarnath would release with Zero, even after Prernaa had officially announced that the film would come on a different date.” She said.

    “Right before the Zero teaser was released on January 1, Gattu sent out a text saying he had watched the teaser and the song and felt SRK looked like an alien in it. He has been ridiculing the actor and his look as a dwarf ever since. He is confident that his film will be better than Zero.” This was the message that Abhishek had forwarded.

    On the other hand, he was also jealous about the fact that Karan is launching Janhvi. It was previously decided that Karan would launch Sara but he has now turned out to be Janhvi’s mentor.

    A source claims, “He sent a few texts saying he feels it’s a rehash of a South film. He also said that the posters lacked steam. Hence, he didn’t consider Janhvi as a threat to Sara.”

    Well that’s not all, the film will release on December 21st but Rohit and Ranveer’s movie Simmba will release on 28th. A source informed the daily, “He is extremely sure that Rohit won’t be able to wrap up Simmba in time and it won’t hit theatres on the decided date.”

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  110. Reports of a fallout between Akshay Kumar and director Neeraj Pandey have been rife for a while now. The buzz is that Akshay, who has given memorable hits like Special 26 and Baby with the director, has fallen out with him over financial issues and it is therefore their proposed project, Crack, has been shelved. (Aiyaary: Director Neeraj Pandey on how he dealt with the several hiccups and a 3-week delay)

    Pandey, whose political thriller film Aiyaary hit the screens on February 16, reacted to the matter in an exclusive conversation with us. On being asked if all was well between him and Akshay, Pandey said, “First of all, anything that happens between Mr Kumar and me, it doesn’t need to be spoken about in the public domain. I don’t think the question merits an answer.”

    On being asked about his current equation with the Pad Man actor, Pandey said, “Have I ever spoken about my close proximity with Akshay Kumar? If I have not spoken about that, how do you expect me to answer to some baseless rumours? I wish work brings both of us together again.”

    As for Crack, the director revealed, “As far as Crack is concerned, I am going to take my time on that and see whether I can arrive at a solution for the script. Once it gets set, I will be happy about it and see how it goes. For now, the film is on hold.”

    Aiyaary, that stars Sidharth Malhotra and Manoj Bajpayee in the lead roles, has turned out to be a box-office dud. The film, in its four-day run, has earned over Rs 13 crore. Its Hollywood competitor, Black Panther, on the other hand, has minted Rs 22.62 crore.

    http://www.timesnownews.com/entertainment/news/bollywood-news/article/neeraj-pandey-akshay-kumar-aiyaary-baby-special-26/201065

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  112. Stand up comedy continues …

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  113. tonymontana Says:

    Is Aamir’s Mahabharat really happening or is that just a big fat rumour?

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    • He is shooting TOH till March end. Then will be busy with its post production and promotion. Wont announce his next till year end.

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    • I reckon we shall see the announcement pretty soon. Aamir is set to play Krishna and Ranveer Singh may play Arjun.

      Aamir has roped in Imraan Khan, Ranveer Singh (likely).

      Few sources:

      Aamir Khan confessed that it is his dream to make a Hindu epic. At the promotions of Secret Superstar, he said, “My dream project is to make the Mahabharata but I’m afraid of starting the project as I know it will consume at least 15-20 years of my life. My favourite character is Karna, but I don’t know if I’ll be able to play him due to my physique. I may just have to play Krishna. I also liked the character of Arjun. He was the only person who asked Krishna why he had to kill his own people,” he had said.

      A source revealed to Asian Age, “They (Aamir and Ranveer) had a pretty long chat at the Global Investors Summit where Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis was also present. The two talked about Padmaavat, Thugs of Hindostan and Mahabharata. What exactly was the discussion is a mystery though because they kept their conversation in hushed tones as if they didn’t want anyone to hear it.”

      –End

      15-20 years mean it will be a 5 part epic spread over 3-4 years each.

      I think apart from Krishna and Arjun, Aamir is likely to get very strong characters for Karna, Duryodhan and Draupadi.

      My choices shall be Ajay for Karna, Akshay for Duryodhan and Deepika for Draupadi.

      YRF may be the producer, again my speculation, thogh it may require many hands to co-produce.

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      • Dont go by these rumors. Aamir was supposedly doing Salute for a long time, now SRK may be doing it.

        I think he is pretty much tied up spoon-feeding Victor these days; and ToH is still a long way from its release.

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      • With China market, if any star can get a budget of 500Cr – 700 Cr per movie, its Aamir now. With this financial assurance, anything less than a BIGGIE will be one in a lifetime opportunity wasted.

        TOH is probably an easy blockbuster now for YRF, as Aamir would have signed it pre Dangal / pre china stardom.

        However with his new one in China, he can rope in Chinese production and craftsmen. Let’s see. He needs a strong production team to manage these things.

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    • Hope it is a rumour.

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  114. honestly Canadian PM looks all out of place with lot of issues going on in India at the moment…..he is doing his family-fashion-parade daily but not many seem to be interested…..

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    • We are not being used to leaders being so accessible and so humble. But many Indians want Canada as the second option after USA. And hate crimes are less in Canada. Imagine four Indian origin ministers in Canada. Here we will not accept foreign origin people so easily unless it is dynastic politics.
      Trump’s daughter was received as if she is a princess but Trump’s son is not getting that kind of treatment. In case Trump himself visits India, it will be the most celebrated event. That is the power of American Presidentship!

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    • He is not on an official visit. He is on a holiday sponsored by his state. I think media is making it look official.

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  115. “Sonu ke Titu ki Sweety” is a full blown laugh riot. Surely going to be a sleeper hit.

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  117. I think Joginder tuteja writes both to bollywood hungama and koimoi.

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  118. are we having an Oscars thread for the event on 4th March?

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  119. One of Aamir’s die-hard Chinese fan Mingry has given few reasons as to why Aamir’s China stardom is very tough to replicate through a series of tweets.I am giving contents below.She has so far given 2 reasons each split into 3 parts each.I think she wld give few more reasons which i shall share here later.


    @Mingry_D
    Feb 20
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    I decide to insert a topic about why Aamir can get success in China till now, and why his achievement is not so easy to copy, from tomorrow.

    @Mingry_D
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    Why Aamir’s success not so easy to copy? Reason 1: Initial Connection.
    The earliest Aamir’s film popular in China was 3i, not in cinema, but shared privately. It means people really enjoyed this film, but not just intend to kill 2-3 hours time in cinema. (1/3)

    @Mingry_D
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    Also, it was a period when people would not be surprised for films which just have amazing special effects any more, after seeing Hollywood films for years, and became eager for good stories, which shall be the core of a good film. (2/3)

    @Mingry_D
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    And 3i is not just a good story, also it pointed out the issues in educational system for which we also feel pain. It connected emotionally with us, so close that we even forgot it’s a foreign film! Then we remembered this film, and the name of the hero, Aamir Khan!(3/3)

    @Mingry_D
    17h17 hours ago

    Reason2: Personal reputation
    These years people just saw Aamir’s films got both high box office and reputation in China.Few of them noticed in the most famous rating site called Douban,what got unbelievable high rating are not Aamir’s films, but his TV show,Satyamev Jayate!(1/3)

    @Mingry_D
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    Actors joining in TV show are not rare, by which they can connected with audiences more. But the TV show Aamir chose didn’t contribute to his staring career, but more like challenging it! (2/3)

    @Mingry_D
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    To point out social issues is already tough enough, plus what he did was not just exposing it, but showing a way to solution!
    This show moved us, deeply. Then when we see him as hero in films, we start to believe it from bottom of the heart!(3/3)

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    • All this new found social awareness of Akshay is BS. If he is indeed impacted by such issues why doesn’t he do something like SMJ? Bottom line, he is just milking these issues to make money.

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      • Not BS. Akshay had changed his ‘image’ successfully quite a few times. From an action star in the nineties to comedy star in noughties and then to more content-oriented films in the recent past. He is versatile to quite some extent.

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        • I would rate Aamir’s change in image better from a loverboy QSQT, Raakh, Dil, DHKMN to meaningful cinema JJWS, Sarfarosh to comedies AAA, Ishq to world class cinema Lagaan, DCH to meaningful RDB, TZP to Action Masala Ghajini, Dangal, D3 with meaningful cinema like 3I, PK thrown in between and don’t forget Talaash the supernatural in between

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  120. Dangal bhoot is affecting Boi writers badly! Now they are resorting to doubtful tv ratings to beat it with a crap called J2.
    After their favourite TZH failed to beat Dangal numbers even after getting Christmas holidays and other benefits, they are going insane!
    And Padman not living upto their expectations is also another blow for them.

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  121. Weekly Update – Pad Man Padmaavat Aiyaary Black Panther
    Friday 23 February 2018 12.30 IST
    Box Office India Trade Network

    Aiyaary is a box office disaster as it grossed around 16.25 crore nett in its first week. The film started poorly and could not do much over the weekend and then collections came down very fast over the weekdays. The occupancy was very low over the weekdays which has led to limited shows in week two with multiplexes giving it just one or two shows and that too in metros. In the rest of the country it is practically out and the film will not reach the 20 crore nett mark.

    The Hollywood release Black Panther has done pretty well with first week business of 31 crore nett apprx. The film started very well and even held well on Monday but the falls were likely as the collections were better than the appreciation of the film as far as India goes.

    The film will probably see a drop over the second week but it has still done well enough in the opening week to emerge a success and is a Semi Hit / Average fare

    Padman saw a drop of 78% in its second week. The film has done pretty well in places like Mumbai, Pune , Bangalore and Kolkata where collections match a 100 crore nett plus film like Jolly LLB 2 released at the same time as Pad Man last year but its the core Hindi markets which have not really performed for the film.

    In the Mumbai city / Thane belt Pad Man has collected 11.25 crore nett in two weeks while Jolly LLB 2 had grossed 11.50 crore nett in two weeks but In Delhi city its a huge gap with Jolly LKLB 2 at 9.50 crore and Pad Man at 6.50 crore nett. The first two week collections of Pad Man are as follows

    First Week – 62,00,00,000 apprx

    Second Week – 13,50,00,000 apprx

    TOTAL – 75,50,00,000

    Padmaavat did very well in week four with collections of 13.25 crore nett which is the fourth highest week four ever after Bahubali – The Conclusion, 3 Idiots and Dangal though on fair value its higher than 3 Idioits and Dangal because if all India screened it would be collecting 16.25 crore nett. Bahubali – The Conclusion is another different level with 29.11 crore nett. The films was rock steady in the Tue – Thu period. The collections of Padmaavat till date are as follows

    First Week – 1,59,47,00,000

    Second Week – 66,93,00,000

    Third Week – 30,09,00,000

    Fourth Week – 13,25,00,000 apprx

    TOTAL – 2,69,74,00,000 apprx

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    • Padman saw a drop of 78% in its second week. The film has done pretty well in places like Mumbai, Pune , Bangalore and Kolkata where collections match a 100 crore nett plus film like Jolly LLB 2 released at the same time as Pad Man last year but its the core Hindi markets which have not really performed for the film.
      See how they are padding up Pad Man. If it is some other film like SS, they would have said it performed only at elite multiplexes which is of less consequence and rejected by the real audience in the interirors. The verdict should have been a rejected film. But they will never say this to an Akshay film.

      If SS is a rejected film, Pad Man is also a rejected film.

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      • Padman is not a hit. Film’s content might be hit material and important but box office wise it’s not a hit. BOI’s ‘support’ can be seen through and it’s bias against other films is so obvious – supporters are in denial because the narrative is in sync with their desired outcome. So they have a sugar daddy coating their nonsensical beliefs and feel compelled to promote the propaganda at all costs, even their own flawed judgement and reputation doesn’t matter.

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      • SS fell by only 65% in week 2 as compared to this 78-80% fall of Padman. Padman is trending much worse than SS. Its actually worse than even TEPK, which fell by 70% in week 2.

        Its partisanship to call Padman hit or success and SS as average or rejected. Both needs to be classified in same terms. Going by production budget and BO total, both are small hits. But relative to trade expectations they are underperformers.

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        • The visibility and marketing for the cause of Menstrual Hygiene has created extraordinary goodwill. Hence Padman is getting classified from heart and think qualifying for extra grace marks. Dont happen such things often but few movies like Padman are special and once in a decade phenomena. Not to forget, once in a lifetime grace as well.

          SS never had such heartfelt feedback. Comparing it with Padman is a sin.

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          • This is not a film from the heart but made to get cheap publicity by exhibiting the pad everywhere. As if it was not discussed or used before.
            SS is more rooted film and its publicity did not mention the real plot or message. It is a nuanced film.
            It is a sin to compare a nuanced film like SS with a in the face film like Pad Man.

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          • Comment of the day (in sarcastic way)

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          • Comparing SS with Padman is a sin? ! This is an insane line that reveals a jealous attitude. SS spoke boldly about domestic violence and touched all who cared to watch it. Comparing the two films is like comparing apples and oranges.

            Seriously saddened to find such hate against Aamir simply because he is in a league of his own.

            I know what is a sin — hate and contempt against one individual, be it from a bullshi….g trade website, or any commenter on a film blog.

            Aamir fans love their favourite, and most do not write against other’s favourites. Me, I just hope he does some worthwhile cinema before hanging up his boots. And I do wish he would get past his Mahabharat obsession by doing one Mahabharat and getting back to regular fare.

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          • Padman publicity campaign was really cheap. Have discussed this with Sanjana before on another thread. SS publicity may also have been OTT, but it was graceful and not so cheap.

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    • In that case, what is the fair value of PK? Again an attempt to hit at PK and Dangal by Boi.

      But they are keeping quiet quiet about Dangal and SS China bo.

      Hope someone from boi is reading this and get a conscience.

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      • They reported SS for a few days before and after their racist column went viral and it was a temporary move to save face before things could have got nasty for them. After that nothing as that were the intentions from beginning really. They didn’t bank on Dangal creating stardom in China for Aamir.

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  122. I know him and he has given the feedback that TOH is turning out to be a great thing.It shall break all records as per him.It is being made very lavishly.

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  123. Earlier we had reported that Saif Ali Khan and R Madhavan will come together for an untitled historical film. It will be directed by none other than NH10 fame director Navdeep Singh. Now we hear that a new name has been added to the star cast. Sonakshi Sinha will be reuniting with her Bullett Raja co-star Saif Ali Khan for this film.

    http://www.bollywoodhungama.com/news/bollywood/sonakshi-sinha-will-play-cameo-saif-ali-khan-r-madhavan-film/

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  124. Yup, we must give credit to Rohit Shetty and Ajay Devgn to bring forward a powerful cop figure like Bajirao Singham. Now it seems that Salman Khan too is keen on taking a cop drama forward but it is for the small screen. The actor, who is venturing into production with a wrestling series, has already planned his next TV show. If rumours are to be believed, the superstar turned producer is gearing up for a cop drama.

    http://www.bollywoodhungama.com/news/bollywood/salman-khan-produce-tv-show-cops/

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  125. I did not post Pari’s blood splattered face as it looked too gruesome.
    I dont think it will work.

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  126. Sonu Ke Tito Ki Sweety Opens Very Well
    Friday 23 February 2018 13.30 IST
    Box Office India Trade Network

    Sonu Ke Tito Ki Sweety has taken a strong start with collections in the 30-35% region. If we take morning occupancy then the film is actually the second best opening of 2018 after Padmaavat as occupancy is better than Pad Man though obviously its a lesser release.

    The film was always looking to open well in Delhi / NCR / Punjab belt the content holds appeal for tha area and the songs which have done well had a very North flavour but the film has managed to open well in most of the major cities across India. The film will still out perform in the North and if the merits are there then it will mean a sustained run in Delhi / Punjab multiplexes which will mean a good long run.

    The other release Welcome To New York had a poor opening though Punjab will be better due to the presence of Diljit Dosanjh. But the film is a spoof film and these have a limited market especially in North. On top the film is a comedy on the film industry which has scope in Mumbai as things about the industry are more widely known there but the rest of the country is generally unaware about filmy jokes. There are very few films which have worked that are based on the film industry.

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  127. Doesn’t this sound like Ullu ka Patha hai? They were released within in 3 months time frame.

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  129. By Koimoi.com Team -February 23, 2018

    It seems that Akshay Kumar and Rajinikanth’s 2.0 will take some more time to see the light of day. The makers of 2.0 have postponed the release date several times and now the buzz is that they want to release it on Diwali 2018 alongside Aamir Khan’s Thugs Of Hindostan.

    Earlier, the film was supposed to release on April 27, 2018 but due to Rajinikanth’s Kaala Karikaalan, 2.0 has been delayed for further release.

    Now, according to BollywoodLife.com, the makers of 2.0 were planning to release the film on either Independence Day or Diwali 2018. The team is now deciding to release 2.0 on Diwali 2018 but guys, there’s a twist to this!

    According to the reports, Lyca Productions doesn’t want 2.0 to clash with Aamir Khan’s Thugs of Hindostan. They feel both the films have the potential to do well but if they clash, things won’t work in their favour. They even tried to have a word with Aamir Khan too. But it seems Aamir is no mood to shift his film.

    A source revealed to Bollywoodlife.com, “The makers want to release 2.0 during Diwali, so they tried to discuss things with Aamir Khan as his movie – Thugs of Hindostan is scheduled to release on the same day. However, Aamir said a resounding no when they first approached him. The actor feels Diwali is the perfect time to release Thugs and hence, he is holding on to the date.”

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    • Something wrong with this report. It is Yashraj production, not Aamir’s. They would be talking to Yashraj.

      It is Yashraj who locked the date first. Let them clash. Who is afraid of a clash?

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    • ‘Clash’ is media coined words, as if there will be a fight or winner would be identified between the two contestants.
      With 52-56 Fridays in a year, its natural 2 movies will release on the same day quite often.

      2.0 is an All India movie with 60% bsuiness expected from South India.

      ToH is North India + China movie with < 5% business expewcted from South India.

      Those who are worried about opening day records or final outcome needs to worry. Akshay and his fans are relaxed about any co-releases.

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