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“I ditched Kangana Ranaut in Queen; now it’s all coming back to me” – Rajkummar Rao

via Bollywood Hungama http://ift.tt/2zEIono A year back, Jimmy Sheirgill became a joke of the town after it came to light that he’s not landing up with the girl in most of his films. This bit of observation came just before his film Happy Bhag Jayegi, in which again he didn’t manage to have a happily-ever-after ending with its heroine Diana Penty. It quickly got viral and has now become an identity for the actor.And now it seems that Rajkummar Rao is following in the footsteps of Jimmy Sheirgill. Pick up the films that he has done in recent times and one realizes that just like Jimmy, even he doesn’t manage to win over the girl towards the finale. And this observation was made by Rajkummar himself and he has linked up with his reel-life karma. After all, in his latest release, Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana, he’s all set to get married but on the day of the wedding, his to-be wife, played by Kriti Kharbanda, runs away. Rajkummar Rao said, “It’s the karma coming back. I ditched Kangana Ranaut…

Box Office: Qarib Qarib Singlle is better and Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana are much better on Saturday

via Bollywood Hungama http://ift.tt/2iOQHTb Qarib Qarib Singlle saw a jump in collections on Saturday with Rs. 3.05 crore coming in. Though the numbers are still not huge, the fact remains that there is some momentum that the film has picked up which should be helpful. So far, the overall total is Rs. 4.80 crore and the film seems to be headed towards the Rs. 10 crore weekend. The trending is not on the same lines as Irrfan Khan’s last release Hindi Medium but then something like that is an exception and not a regular phenomenon.On the other hand Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana, though still low, at least picked up on Saturday when compared to Friday. With 1.50 crore* coming in, the two day collections stand at 2.15 crore*. The film is a much more commercial affair when compared to Rajkummar Rao’s last release Newton and hence the numbers should have been better. However, the word of mouth is not on the same lines and hence all eyes are on whether there would be remarkable jump today.Both fil…

Box Office Prediction: Qarib Qarib Singlle to open with 2-3 cr. on Day 1; Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana at approx. 1-2 cr.

via Bollywood Hungama http://ift.tt/2yK6opz Two films catering to the same audience segment release this Friday – Qarib Qarib Singlle and Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana. Both are mid-budget films and deal with a romantic relationship between a couple. Both have a small town set up and boast of a realistic feel. Moreover, both have a powerful actor as a main lead, what with Irrfan Khan and Rajkummar Rao leading the charge respectively. While former does have a Parvathi from Malayalam cinema making her debut, latter has Kriti Kharbanda as the leading lady after being seen in Guest Iin London earlier this year.Both films depend on word of mouth to cover some distance over the weekend and the first day numbers would be just about decent. Qarib Qarib Singlle is expected to open relatively better since Irrfan is coming fresh after the success of Hindi Medium. The film’s opening would be on similar lines though with Rs. 2-3 crore more expected on Friday, only to improve substantially over the weeke…

Enough of pandering and sucking up to Cine‘Mummy’! Let’s embrace our Cine’MAA’!

via Bollywood Hungama http://ift.tt/2lUQoL9 In 1975, Shashi Kapoor saab said Salim-Javed’s immortal line “Mere Paas Maa Hai” and the audience of India clapped, whistled and cheered be it A, B or C centres!Hindi cinema has always been larger than life, filled with dialogue-baazi, naach-gaana, emotion, comedy and Manoranjan from Manmohan Desai to Prakash Mehra, from David Dhawan to Rohit Shetty, the so called ‘masala’ or ‘leave-your-brains-at-home’ cinema has reaped rich rewards pan India! But the advent of multiplexes and exposure to Hollywood and world cinema gave rise to a school of thought amongst the modern industry that seeti-taali and commercial cinema was passé as the audiences wanted more classy and intelligent film in today’s age.No doubt some films were appreciated and worked to a certain extent at the Box office as films got more real and earned credibility. But that didn’t mean that we stopped catering to the majority of India who still wanted to be entertained, wanted to s…

Rajkummar Rao on collaborating with David Dhawan: It will be fun

via bollywood http://ift.tt/2zY5fHz Filmmaker David Dhawan was impressed by Rajkummar Rao's performance in 'Bareilly Ki Barfi' so much so that he expressed his desire to work with him and the actor says it would be 'fun' whenever he collaborates with the director.
Rajkummar RaoRecently at a session, Varun Dhawan had revealed that his father, David, was blown away by Rajkummar's performance and was keen to work with the actor. In an interview with PTI, Rajkummar says, "I am a big fan of David Dhawan's films. I grew up watching his amazing comedies. It would be great to work with him. He had called me after 'Bareilly...' and we spoke at length. He is a senior from FTII so we had that connection as well.""He told me 'hum saath may kaam karege tu toh phaad dega!' (If we work together you will rock it). He really liked my comic timing in the film. It would be great whenever we collaborate together, it'll be a different experienc…

Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana: Interesting facts about the film

via Latest Entertainment News, Movies News, Celebrity News, Breaking News | Entertainment - Times of India http://ift.tt/2yc6KEY After gaining accolades for his last Oscar entrant film ‘Newton’, Rajkummar Rao is back with a love story ‘Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana’. Also starring ‘Guest Iin London’ actress Kriti Kharbanda, the film seems to be a simple love story.

Sharmila Tagore wishes more scripts should be written for elder heroines

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Sharmila Tagore feels elder heroines don’t get roles written for them, unlike veteran actors, who still command respect. "So many scripts are written for elderly male actors; these things are not happening for female actors. The girls have to be very young and the man can carry on forever. In my time, life stopped at 30 or 40, but it doesn't have to because life carries on and there are a lot of interesting phases in life which the audience might like," added the actress.

In her career spanning from the ’60s till now she has observed changes in the industry.

"When we were working, acting was not considered a very good profession.... now that has changed. From then to now, films have become a very coveted profession and the roles of women are getting stronger. Films like Piku and Neerja being made and doing well proves that," she said. She pointed out the things have become better for girls in the industry. "In my time, …

Malaika Arora Lara Dutta Mahesh Bhupati Rajkummar Rao come together for an eventful night

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The finale night of a prestigious beauty pageant was a visual treat attended by some of the most glamorous celebs in the industry. 

Making us drool was Malaika Arora's shimmery gown which we simply can't take our eyes off! Lara Dutta sported a camouflage printed gown with tight curls, she was accompanied by hubby Mahesh Bhupathi. Also present at the event was Newton star, Rajkummar Rao in his all grey suit along with director Kabir Khan.

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Small steps big success: Manit Joura talks about his passion for acting

via filmfares http://ift.tt/2ge8dD9 How is a film set different from a television set? Both the mediums are different. When I go to a film set, I know exactly what I’m going to do because I receive the script much in advance. I prepare for the character. I spend a lot of time with the script, with the director and with the cast doing rehearsals. I tend not to talk much, just immerse myself in the scene. On the other hand, TV is spontaneous. And because there are last minute changes, there are too many surprises. I don’t mean TV is unorganized; it’s given me a lot.Does the 24-hour deadline in a TV show affect the creativity of an artiste? Both are different mediums. The expectations from the audience are different. Working back to back you do have to let go of a few details. Though I try to be as precise as possible. In films, you have to be careful about the graph of your actor.

Was modelling a stepping stone to acting? Yes, modelling is a passport to acting. There have been actors lik…

Rajkummar Rao elects Bollywood stars as Ministers.

via filmfares http://ift.tt/2xt6T1y Rajkummar Rao is changing the face of content driven cinema and we are loving it to bits. With three exceptional movies this year, he has proved his worth to the industry. From a strong solo role in Trap to the shy and sensitive guy in Bareilly ki Barfi, Rajkummar has had quite a year. But above all, the thing he will looks back at is his home run film of the year, Newton. Coming from a humble background, Rajkummar Rao is ready to take Bollywood by storm with his successful run in both commercial and contemporary films. Newton did to Rajkummar what the apple did to Newton and is sure will change the gravity of the actor in the Industry. We caught up with the man of the hour and held a Bollywood election with him. With his being the deciding vote, here's presenting Bollywood's ministry as elected by Rajkummar Rao.

Rajkummar Rao on Newtons Oscar entry and plagiarism

via filmfares http://ift.tt/2fO1T19 He is back with a bang on at the box-office to emphatically remind everyone that he is one the best actors in the business of his generation. The announcement of Newton's entry to the Oscars was a timely boost to a film which needed to be watched by the masses. And the numbers that the film has garnered reminds us that Indian audiences don't go only for entertainment to the theatres.
Newton raises issues about a much ignored part of our country and tells the story of the courage and determination of an everyday man. He is not a hero who beats the soul out of heavy duty goons and cracks witty or sardonic dialogues all the time. He's way more than to them. We catch up with Rajkummar Rao to talk about the much applauded film of this year, the inhibitions, if any, before starting the film and all the comparisons it has drawn to the path breaking Iranian film Secret Ballot.

Nothing Like Before Varun Dhawans full Filmfare interview

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We’re at Sunny Super Sound studio in the ’burbs where Varun Dhawan is dubbing for his forthcoming Judwaa 2. As usual, a few fan types have gathered around to catch a glimpse of him. The hero doesn’t disappoint anyone. He makes everyone feel special, joking with one, asking a pertinent question to another, clicking pictures with a child…

They say an actor must have the ability to connect with his audience. That’s when the numbers come in. Considering he’s had a cent per cent record at the box-office, Varun surely has it in spades. His ability to cut across ages is something special. He talks to the audience in their lingo. And that’s why he’s here to stay. In the most mind-bending of films, you can’t help but chuckle at his capers. Student Of The Year, his debut, gave you a pretty clear idea of his range. He followed up that promise with the grey Badlapur and the fun Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania. The more recent Badrinath Ki Dulhania has him serving up …

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is all set to join Rajkummar Rao on the set of Fanney Khan

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Anil Kapoor and Rajkummar Rao started to shoot for Fanney Khan in September itself. With Anil Kapoor's salt and pepper look breaking the internet and Rajkummar Rao's recent success with Newton, we cannot wait to see the two actors share the screen space.  What's new is that Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is about to join the cast on sets and commence with the shoot in the coming days. After a long 17 years, Anil Kapoor and Aishwarya Rai are about to reunite on the silver screen but the exciting bit is that not Anil, but Rajkummar Rao plays her love interest in the film.  Rajkummar Rao seems super excited to woo the glam goddess on screen while she wished the cast and crew all her luck, "Good luck to the entire team of Fanney Khan. I am looking forward to joining the team and enjoying the process of filmmaking. I would talk more about the film in the course of time." With these three actors coming together, Fanney Khan looks like it will t…

Box Office: Newton collects Rs. 4.32 cr. in weekend 2; total collections at Rs. 16.15 cr.

via Bollywood Hungama http://ift.tt/2fEnSHS The Rajkummar Rao starrer Newton has emerged as a surprise success at the box office. The film released sans any noise or extensive publicity and not much was expected from its box office performance. However, it surprised one and all as earnings jumped dramatically after a not so great Day 1. The weekend was great and it sustained beautifully in the weekdays too.There were murmurs that it might not be able to collect much in Week 2 due to the release of the biggie Judwaa 2. But surprisingly, it has managed to withstand the Judwaa 2 wave. While Friday collections were Rs. 91 lakhs, the collections on Saturday were at Rs. 1.66 crore while on Sunday, it was Rs. 1.75 cr. This takes the 10-day collections of the film to Rs. 16.15 crore. There’s also a holiday today owing to Gandhi Jayanti and that would also give the film a boost.Hence, it seems like Newton would definitely cross the 20-crore-mark in a few days and it remains to be seen how far …

Omung Kumar: Disappointed with the response to 'Bhoomi'

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Sanjay Dutt's comeback 'Bhoomi' failed to click with the audiences and director Omung Kumar said he is disappointed as the expectations were more in terms of box office collection.The film, made under Bhushan Kumar's T-Series banner and Legend Studios, saw the 58-year-old actor for the first time on the big screen after he completed his jail term. "We had expected more (numbers). We were expecting it to open really well because it was Sanjay's comeback film. We are disappointed," Omung said in an interview.The movie released on September 22 with two other films -Rajkummar Rao-starrer 'Newton' and Shraddha Kapoor's 'Haseena
Parkar'.The film is an emotional revenge drama, that revolves around the relationship between a father and daughter. It also features Aditi Rao Hydari and Sharad Kelkar.

'Newton' box-office collection week 1

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Box Office: Newton is a sweet success for all involved

via Bollywood Hungama http://ift.tt/2wnjQdn Rajkummar Rao can rejoice. He has earned the biggest solo success of his career with Newton entering the double digit score. The film has already collected Rs. 11.27 crore* and if someone would have said to Eros, Aanand L. Rai and Drishyam Films prior to the release that this would be the lifetime total then they wouldn’t have minded that at all.Judwaa 2 has released and is creating havoc already which means Newton has an uphill journey ahead. That said, it has already done its job and whatever additional comes in now would be a bonus no less.The film has collected on the same lines as Lipstick Under My Burkha so far but it has to be seen if it ends up coming close to the Rs. 20 crore mark in its lifetime run.*Estimates. Final numbers awaitedThe post Box Office: Newton is a sweet success for all involved appeared first on Bollywood Hungama.

Check out: Amul honours Rajkummar Rao’s Oscar entry with their new advert

via Bollywood Hungama http://ift.tt/2ysumAP Rajkummar Rao, literally, is having a perfect year by winning accolades from critics and audience for his recent performances in Trapped, Bareilly Ki Barfi and Newton. Now, with Newton, the actor has been appreciated for his incredible work. Also, Newton has become India’s official entry in the foreign language category at the 90th Academy Awards.Amul has always had their versions of any pressing topic that is political or social or is trending on social media. Amul Topical, a special photo segment, shared their congratulatory message for Newton with their new topical advert. They captioned it, “#Amul Topical: India’s official entry for 2018 Academy Awards!”The tagline on the topical was full of puns. It read as, “New Turn for the Oscars! Amul Newtricious.” The film, directed by Amit Masurkar, starring Rajkummar Rao, Pankaj Tripathi, Raghubir Yadav and Anjali Patil, tells the story of an election official in charge of a polling station in a …

25 cutest Amul ads featuring Bollywood stars

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The chubby little Amul girl dressed in a polka-dotted frock has been with us since 1996. Their advertisements have entertained us with their catchy and promising taglines. It does not belong to an era, it has been evolving with us through the times and when it comes to Bollywood they have been the best witty designs for movies.
Amul has been designing movie posters for India over the past few years may it be our all-time favourite  DDLJ ( Dilwaale Dulhaniya finally le Jayenge ) or recently, Priyanka Chopra's MET Gala gown(Going, going, Gown!). Our little Indian girl has a say in most of the movies, they have designed them for over 25 Bollywood movies including the box office hits : Barfi, 2 states, BahuBali and Bajrangi Bhaijaan.
And ofcourse, Amul like always gave an accolade to Rajkummar Rao’s best work until now, Newton, which is famed for being India’s official entry into the Oscar’s. Amul shared the doodle with the caption “#Amul Topical: …