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Sonali Bendre Says, She Feared Her Brand Over When Got To Know About Being Diagnosed With Cancer

New Delhi: Bollywood actor Sonali Bendre has confessed she feared her “brand” was over when she got to know about her diagnosis. She was diagnosed with cancer last year and was treated for the disease in the United States for five months. However, with time, she realised it wasn’t her fault and she should talk about it. She also said she is “not going to be a martyr or a victim”.

Talking to Vogue India in an interview, Sonali said, “My first thought was to hide it because it was a disease. I thought my ‘brand’ is over—all along I had been endorsing healthy eating and health-focused products, and suddenly it was all gone. It was only when my oncologist said that I had fourth-stage cancer and a 30% chance that my whole world view changed. Suddenly I didn’t see any reason not to talk about it. I had done nothing wrong; it was not my fault I had cancer, so why was I hiding it?”

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Aishwarya And Abhishek Likely To Work Together In Bhansali’s Biopic On Sahir Ludhianvi

New Delhi: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and husband Abhishek Bachchan are easily one of the most sought-after couples in Bollywood. Their posts on social media are eagerly followed by fans, while all their public appearances tend to go viral. However, they haven’t been seen together on big screen for a while now.

If a report is to be believed the couple may star in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s next film, a biopic on Sahir Ludhianvi. While Abhishek will be seen as the famous Bollywood lyricist, Aishwarya will play the role of the celebrated Punjabi poetess Amrita Pritam. Incidentally, Bhansali’s film on Sahir-Amrita love story has in the pipeline for a long time.

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Luka Chuppi Flies At The Box Office While Sonchiriya Falls Flat With Rs 1.2 Crore Opening

New Delhi: Luka Chuppi, starring Kartik Aaryan and Kriti Sanon, is flying at the box office despite mixed reviews. The film, which opened at Rs 8 crore, went on to collect around Rs 10 crore on its second day. Its collection now stands at a total of around Rs 18 crore.

Film trade analyst Taran Adarsh updated the box office figures of the film. He tweeted, “#LukaChuppi zooms upwards on Day 2... Another strong day [Day 3] will place it in a comfortable position due to the controlled costs... Will cross opening weekend biz of #SKTKS [₹ 26.57 cr] and #PKP2 [₹ 22.75 cr]... Fri 8.01 cr, Sat 10.08 cr. Total: Rs 18.09 cr. India biz.”

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Total Dhamaal Earns Rs 94.55 Cr In The Week Of Its Release; Audiences Continue To Shower Love Devgn Flick

New Delhi: Total Dhamaal as a film earns Rs 94.55 crore in the week of its release and audiences continue to shower love on the latest Ajay Devgn flick. Directed by Indra Kumar, the film earned Rs 6.50 crore at the domestic ticket windows on Thursday.

The film also stars Anil Kapoor,. Madhuri Dixit, Sanjai Mishra, Arshad Warsi, Riteish Deshmukh, Boman Irani, Esha Gupta, Javed Jaffrey, and Mahesh Manjrekar among others.

Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted the figures, “#TotalDhamaal has found widespread acceptance by families/kids... This factor will ensure ample footfalls in Weekend 2, despite two significant releases: #LukaChuppi and #SonChiriya...

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Total Dhamaal Takes Its First Week Total Collection Ao Rs 88 crore At The Domestic Box Office

New Delhi: Ajay Devgn, Madhuri Dixit and Anil Kapoor starrer Total Dhamaal, starring has had an impressive run at the box office. It showed a slight decline on Thursday with collections of Rs 7 crore, which takes its first week total to Rs 88 crore at the domestic box office.

Film trade analyst updated the box office figures of the film on Twitter. He tweeted, “#TotalDhamaal is steady on Day 6... Minimal decline [mass pockets] should ensure healthy returns in Weekend 2... Inches closer to Rs 100 cr... Fri 16.50 cr, Sat 20.40 cr, Sun 25.50 cr, Mon 9.85 cr, Tue 8.75 cr, Wed 7.05 cr. Total: Rs 88.05 cr. India biz.”