Akshay Kumar’s Holi Release Kesari Becomes The Highest Opening Film Of The Year

New Delhi: The year began on a positive note at the box office and it continues to witness one big hit after another with new blockbusters releasing every month. After Vicky Kaushal’s Uri: The Surgical Strike made history with collections nearing Rs 250 crore, Akshay Kumar’s Holi release Kesari has got the cash registers ringing with a thunderous opening of Rs 21.50 crore and is now the highest opening film of the year in India.

All from Kangana Ranaut’s Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi, Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt’s Gully Boy to Anil Kapoor, Ajay Devgn’s multi-starrer comedy Total Dhamaal managed to make over Rs 100 crore at the domestic box office. Because it released on Holi, Kesari was expected to witness a slow start as the movie theatres and cinemas remain shut in the first half of the day. But the film went on to become the second highest opener of Akshay’s career after his last film, Gold opened at Rs 25 crore last year. Also starring Parineeti Chopra, Kesari is expected to record higher figures during the weekend.


Sara Ali Khan And Kartik Aaryan Share The First Look Picture From Their Upcoming And Yet Untitled Film

New Delhi: Actors Sara Ali Khan and Kartik Aaryan have shared the first look picture from their upcoming and yet untitled film, Love Aaj Kal 2. Shared on their social media pages on Wednesday, the picture is clicked by the film’s director, Imtiaz Ali.

The picture shows Sara with her head on Kartik’s shoulders. “Honoured, grateful and uncontrollably excited to be a part of Imtiaz Ali ‘s next! Starring @kartikaaryan & @randeephooda releasing on 14th Feb,2020. Presented by Jio Studios @imtiazaliofficial @reliance.entertainment @wearewsf @maddockfilms. Shoot in progress‼,” Sara captioned the photo.


Writers Of The Hit Comedy-Drama Badhaai Ho Withdraw Their Names From The Filmfare Awards

New Delhi: Shantanu Srivastava and Akshat Ghildial, writers of the hit comedy-drama Badhaai Ho, have withdrawn their names from the Filmfare awards, where they were up for the best original story award.

In a tweet, Shantanu wrote that he prefers losing an award to sharing it with an undeserving person. The writers took the decision after writer Jyoti Kapoor’s nomination was withdrawn. “Akshat and I have decided to withdraw our names from Filmfare Best Original Story nomination,” he wrote, “regardless of Jyoti Kapoor’s name being reinstated or not, as we believe it is better to lose a possible award than to share it with someone who has not written the story of Badhaai Ho. We wish all the nominees the best of luck and hope that self respect stays in currency forever.”


Filmmaker Karan Johar Answers A Question In A Programme Whether He Has A Gender Malfunction

New Delhi: Filmmaker Karan Johar has found himself on the hot seat as he appeared on Arbaaz Khan’s web show, Pinch. As per the show’s concept, the filmmaker read and responded to mean tweets. Johar is quite an intrepid host on Koffee With Karan.

Among the first questions he took was on his sexuality. Karan read a user’s question, “Did you have a gender malfunction?” and replied, “No. I was born a man, I am proud to be a man, I have a woman in me that makes me more of a man.”

This was followed by more mean tweets in the same vein. Taking them head on, Karan said, “Initially, when I used to get it (online abuse), I used to deal with it by being upset and being angry but then I got into the state of indifference. And now I am in a state of glorious amusement.”


Katrina Kaif, Dia Mirza And Shashank Khaitan Appreciate Alia’s Flawless Performance In Kalank

New Delhi: Katrina Kaif, Dia Mirza and Shashank Khaitan have been just a few of Bollywood celebs who appreciated Actor Alia Bhatt’s flawless performance in a song of Kalank. Bhatt’s dance performance in a song from her upcoming film Kalank, Ghar More Pardesiya, has impressed Bollywood celebs and fans alike. The actor shares the frame with Madhuri Dixit in the song and manages to hold her own.

Alia took to Twitter to thank those who contributed to the song. She tweeted, “A huge thank you to @shreyaghoshal and #VaishaliMhade for their beautiful voices that brought #GharMorePardesiya to life. A very special thank you to @OfficialAMITABH whose words created the magic. I can’t 2stop listening to it.