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Kabir Singh emerges most successful film of 2019



Actor Shahid Kapoor’s Kabir Singh has emerged as the most successful Bollywood film of year. The film beat Vicky Kaushal’s Uri with its Wednesday’s box office collections counted in.

Film trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted on Thursday, “#KabirSingh emerges the highest grossing #Hindi film of 2019… Inches closer to ₹ 250 cr mark… Fri 5.40 cr, Sat 7.51 cr, Sun 9.61 cr, Mon 4.25 cr, Tue 3.20 cr, Wed 3.11 cr. Total: ₹ 246.28 cr. India biz. ALL TIME BLOCKBUSTER,” he wrote in his tweet. Uri’s collections stand at Rs 245 crore.

However, this isn’t the end of the feats achieved by the film. In just 20 days, the film has managed to break several records. Here are the five biggest ones.

10th biggest Hindi hit of all time

By beating Uri at the box office, Kabir Singh has become the 10th most successful Hindi film of all time. Here’s the full list:

1. Baahubali 2 (Hindi)- Rs 510.99 crore

2. Dangal- Rs 387.38

3. Sanju- Rs 342.53

4. PK- Rs 340.8

5. Tiger Zinda Hai- Rs 339.16

6. Bajrangi Bhaijaan- Rs 320.34

7. Padmaavat- Rs 302.15

8. Sultan- Rs 300.45

9. Dhoom3- Rs 284.27

10. Kabir Singh- Rs 246.28

Biggest solo hit of Shahid’s career

While the biggest hit of Shahid’s career is still Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmaavat, which made Rs 585 crore worldwide, Kabir Singh is his biggest solo hit. The success of Padmaavat was mainly credited to Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh. But it should be noted that Shahid is now the fourth actor with more than one film on the top 10 list. Salman Khan, Anushka Sharma and Aamir Khan have three, two and three films, respectively, on the list.

While Katrina Kaif also starred in both Tiger Zinda Hai and Dhoom 3, she wasn’t one of the leads in the former.

Biggest Indian film in Australia this year

Kabir Singh has become the highest grossing Indian film in Australia. Taran Adarsh tweeted that the flick has surpassed Gully Boy, Uri, Bharat, and even south Indian hits Petta, and Maharshi.

Second biggest film of 2019 in India

Kabir Singh is now the most successful Hindi film of this year. However, it has still not been able to surpass the collections of Marvel juggernaut Avenger: Endgame in the country. Here are the most successful films of this year:

1. Avengers: Endgame – Rs 373.22 crore

2. Kabir Singh- Rs 246 crore

3. Uri- Rs 245 crore

4. Bharat- Rs 211 crore

5. Kesari- Rs 154 crore

Fastest Hindi movie to cross Rs 200 crore mark in 2019

Kabir Singh entered the Rs 200 crore club in just 13 days of its run on the domestic box office. The film achieved this feat quicker than Salman Khan’s Bharat (day 14) and Vicky Kaushal-starrer Uri: The Surgical Strike (day 28).

Kabir Singh is the Hindi remake of Telugu hit Arjun Reddy. The original blockbuster starred Vijay Deverakonda and Shalini Pandey. Helmed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga, who also directed the original film, Kabir Singh tells the story of a short-tempered surgeon Kabir Singh (Shahid Kapoor) who goes on a path of self-destruction, consuming drugs and alcohol after he cannot marry the love of his life Preeti (Kiara Advani).


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Gully Boy, Zoya Akhtar’s film starring Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt, is India’s official entry for Oscars



Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt’s Gully Boy has been named as India’s official entry to Oscars 2020. Directed by Zoya Akhtar, Gully Boy chronicled the story of Mumbai’s street rappers and was said to loosely based on rapper Naezy’s life. The movie, which released commercially across the country in February this year, also features Alia Bhatt, Vijay Raaz, Kalki Koechlin, Siddhant Chaturvedi, Vijay Varma and Amruta Subhash.

Celebrated actor-filmmaker Aparna Sen was the head of the jury for this year’s selection committee.

If nominated, the film will compete in the Best Foreign Language Film category at the 92nd Academy Awards. As per reports, Ayushmann Khurrana’s AndhaDhun, Article 15, Badhaai Ho, Varun Dhawan’s Badla, among others were competing with Gully Boy for the nomination.

Announcing the development, producer Farhan Akhtar tweeted, “#GullyBoy has been selected as India’s official entry to the 92nd Oscar Awards. #apnatimeaayega Thank you to the film federation and congratulations #Zoya @kagtireema @ritesh_sid @RanveerOfficial @aliaa08 @SiddhantChturvD @kalkikanmani & cast, crew and hip hop crew.” 

Kalki, who played a pivotal role in the movie, also expressed her excitement on the film’s Oscar selection. “Woweeeeeeeee! That is just the best Saturday evening news!” she tweeted.

Released in February, the film received widespread praise from critics as well as the audience. It is among the top earners of 2019, having made Rs 238 crore worldwide.  

No Indian film has ever won an Oscar. The last Indian film that made it to the final five in the Best Foreign Film category list was Ashutosh Gowariker’s Lagaan in 2001. Mother India (1958) and Salaam Bombay (1989) are the other two Indian movies to have made it to the top five. Assamese film Village Rockstars, directed by Rima Das, was India’s official submission to the Oscars last year.

The 92nd Academy Awards will take place on February 9, 2020 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, US.


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Deepika Padukone had to be reminded that she is married to Ranveer Singh, says ‘Oh god! I forgot’



Actors Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh make the most adorable couple of Bollywood. And not just their fans, they too cannot seem to get enough of each other. They often indulge in social media PDA and are spotted holding hands almost every time they are together in public. However, being married is still a new feeling for them, it is definitely so for Deepika at least.

At a recent event for her Live Love Laugh foundation, Deepika almost forgot that she was married to Ranveer and had to be reminded about it. She was recounting all the roles she is playing in her life. “I’m a daughter, I’m a sister, I’m an actor..,” which was when she stopped to think of a few more. The panel moderator reminded her, ‘and a wife.’ “Oh god! I forgot,” Deepika said as the moderator and the audience laughed at her goof-up.

Deepika and Ranveer got married in Italy’s Lake Como in October last year. The two have since been majorly busy with their work commitments and have spent a lot of time far from each other. Ranveer had two back-to-back releases in December and February–Simmba and Gully Boy. He then began working on Kabir Singh’s ‘83. Meanwhile, Deepika shot for Meghna Gulzar’s Chhapaak with Vikrant Massey in the first half of year.

The two finally spent time together as they shot of ‘83 in London. While Ranveer plays former cricket captain Kapil Dev in the film, Deepika plays his wife Romi. The film is based on India’s first cricket World Cup win in 1983.

Deepika Padukone arrives during Red carpet event of The Live Love Laugh Foundation, at Taj Man Singh Hotel in New Delhi.

Recently, Deepika tickled her fans by sharing funny memes about her relationship with Ranveer on Instagram. In one meme, a girl and a boy are seen seated at a table, eating snacks. While the boy sips at his drink, the girl has trouble finishing her food. Then she throws the remaining food into the boy’s mouth, which is wide. “Open wide, trashcan!” she tells him.

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“That’s us” wrote Deepika, and tagged Ranveer. Ranveer, on his part, commented on the post. “Hahahahahaha! BASICCC.”

Deepika’s Chhapaak will release on January 10 while Ranveer’s ‘83 will be out on April 10.


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Katrina Kaif sizzles in a backless dress at IIFA Rocks 2019, Arjun Kapoor tells her ‘back off’.



Actor Katrina Kaif and many other Bollywood celebrities turned up at the IIFA Rocks red carpet on Monday. Katrina, however, stole the spotlight in a shimmery red dress.

Dressed in the backless attire with a centre slit and a plunging neckline, Katrina added her own pinch of fiery red to the green carpet event. She later shared a picture of her appearance on Instagram, which got a candid reaction from actor Arjun Kapoor. The actor, who often hilariously trolls his industry friends on social media, commented to the post, “Back off.”

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Vicky Kaushal and Katrina Kaif at IIFA Rocks event.

A host of Bollywood celebrities, however, turned up in metallic costumes as per the theme of the night. While Radhika Madan was in a classic bronze dress, Richa Chadha chose a slit gown for the event. Rakul Preet Singh was in a golden pantsuit with a bare neckline.

Rakul Preet Singh, Radhika Madan and Richa Chadha at IIFA Rocks event.

Actors Vicky Kaushal and Aparshakti Khurana also turned up at the event and were spotted in black suits. While Vicky kept it simple with a bowtie, Aparshakti was in a dramatic blazer.

Salim–Sulaiman, Aparshakti Khurana and Neha Kakkar at IIFA Rocks event.

Earlier, Katrina had shared a throwback picture of her performance to her hit number Kala Chashma at the awards held in New York last year. She had called it her IIFA moment while showing her excitement for the awards, which will be held in Mumbai this year.

To this Arjun had reacted, “Wear it the day not at night…don’t want u trippin gurl!”

Arjun also reacted to one of her candid clicks a few days ago, which she shared with just a coffee mug emoji in caption. Katrina had written for Arjun soon after, “@arjunkapoor this is the body language when one drinks coffee.” Arjun had replied to her, “The emoji has nothing to do with the picture Katrina… is that a clue for Karan to join u for Koffee on Takht ???” He added, “Btw just joking @katrinakaif don’t be firing me later… loving the vibe though…”

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Katrina is currently basking in the success of Bharat, which collected Rs 211 crore at the domestic box office. She will now be seen opposite Akshay Kumar in Rohit Shetty’s Sooryavanshi.

Arjun Kapoor is currently working on Ashutosh Gowariker’s period drama Panipat. He will be seen as Sadashiv Rao Bhau in the film. He also has a romantic comedy titled Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar with Parineeti Chopra in his kitty.


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