Avengers: Endgame Box Office Day 6: Marvel Biggie Becomes Highest Grossing Film of 2019, Nears Rs 250 cr
Avengers: Endgame has now become the highest grossing Hollywood film in India with the collection of Rs 244.55 crore in six days. The Marvel film earned Rs 28.50 crore on Wednesday and added beautifully to its glorious week-day run at the Box Office. Avengers: Endgame seems to be refusing to slow down on weekdays and maintaining consistency in its collection. This is outstanding considering only a few Indian films like Baahubali 2 and Dangal could manage to rake in this kind of numbers at the ticket window before. What is more striking is the fact that Avengers: Endgame is breaking records and making new ones despite having a non-festive release and language barrier for a pan-India audience.
The latest Box Office breakup of Avengers: Endgame is:
Friday: Rs 53.60 cr
Saturday: Rs 52.20 cr
Sunday: Rs 52.85 cr
Monday: Rs 31.05 cr
Tuesday: Rs 26.10 cr
Wednesday: Rs 28.50 cr
Total: Rs 244.30 cr
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh called the performance of Avengers: Endgame an ‘eye-opener’. He wrote in his tweet, “Phenomenal biz of #AvengersEndgame is an eye-opener, wake up call for our industry… #AvengersEndgame is competing with the biggest hits from *Hindi* film industry… Has stamina to cross *lifetime biz* of #Dangal [highest grosser of *Hindi* industry]. India biz.” (sic)
He further mentioned the latest Box Ofice figures of the film and wrote, “#AvengersEndgame is on a record-smashing spree… Holiday on Wed [some states] proved advantageous… Now highest grossing #Hollywood film in #India… Fri 53.60 cr, Sat 52.20 cr, Sun 52.85 cr, Mon 31.05 cr, Tue 26.10 cr, Wed 28.50 cr. Total: ₹ 244.30 cr Nett BOC. India biz.” (sic)
What’s more? Avengers: Endgame has also emerged as the highest grossing film of the year so far. While there are many Bollywood biggies that are yet to hit the screens in 2019, the collection of the superhero film appears to be unchallengeable. Adarsh wrote about the same and tweeted, “#AvengersEndgame is the highest grossing film of 2019 *so far*… It’s a bit too early to guesstimate its *lifetime biz*, but one thing is certain… Like #Baahubali2 [#Hindi], every *forthcoming* #Hindi biggie will be compared to #AvengersEndgame henceforth.” (sic)
We wonder if Dr Strange had foreseen this as well!
Student of the Year Actor Tiger Shroff has never been to a college
Mumbai : Punit Malhotra who took over the baton from Karan Johar to helm the second instalment of the Student of The Year franchise, has revealed that the USP of the film is the action and the sport. While in the original film, Varun Dhawan and Sidharth Malhotra had been champion swimmers and sprinters, this time one of the students, Tiger Shroff, is a serious kabbadi player. “To ensure that he was convincing, Tiger even took professional training. He played with experts for two months,” reveals the director.
Interestingly, while on Kapil Sharma’s chat show, The Kapil Sharma Show, Jackie Shroff’s cub revealed that even though he plays a student, with Tara Sutaria and Ananya Panday in the campus romance, he has never been to college. When the show’s comedian host-asked him to underline the differences between a real college and the larger-than-life ones in Karan Johar’s films, Tiger surprised everyone by saying that he wouldn’t know because he hadn’t stepped foot in one. He went on to explain how immediately after school, he signed on Sajid Nadiadwala’s Heropanti so the only college he has been to has been this filmi one.
Priyanka Chopra’s brother Siddharth’s wedding gets postponed
Mumbai : When Priyanka Chopra arrived in Mumbai last week, many believed that it was for her brother Siddharth Chopra's wedding with Ishittaa Kumar. But now latest reports suggest that wedding celebrations will have to wait a little longer.
According to Mumbai Mirror, Siddharth's wedding to Ishita has been postponed because of a medical emergency. The report suggests that the bride-to-be had to undergo an emergency surgery just days before the ceremony. "There are rumours that the wedding has been called off, but it is not true. Ishita needs some time to recuperate from her surgery and the families are looking for another mahurat," a source told the daily.
It was in February this year that Priyanka Chopra had welcomed Ishita to family. The 36-year-old actress shared pictures of the couple from their roka ceremony and wrote, "So proud of my baby brother. Ishita welcome to the family...you are so beautiful together...I wish you both the best for the future! Happy Roka!!"
But going by the latest report, the wedding will take place some time later now. In fact, Priyanka, too, has left for the US after her short stay in Mumbai.
New couple in town! Vicky Kaushal, Katrina Kaif set tongues wagging with their friendship rumours
Vicky Kaushal is all set and raring to go with his career. The year 2018 truly belonged to him after he delivered back to back hits with Sanju, Raazi and Uri: The Surgical Strike in 2019. Now, the future looks bright for him as he has some really exciting new projects coming up including Takht with Karan Johar and a horror comedy. Aside from this, Vicky has also been a lot in news because of personal reasons. It is reported that there is a growing friendship between him and Katrina Kaif and it has set a lot of tongues wagging.
There were a couple of instances responsible for the same. First of was Vicky’s break up with Harleen Sethi and then a joint appearance on an interview with Katrina Kaif. Also, he openly admitted his crush on her on Koffee With Karan and since then there have been rumours that the two will be signed for a film together.
They were also together at Zoya Akhtar’s hour party which also had Farhan Akhtar, Shibani Dandekar, Gully Boy’s MC Sher Siddhant Chaturvedi chilling together.
Katrina on the other hand has just completed Bharat with Salman Khan. She was on board Varun Dhawan’s Street Dancer 3D but she opted out citing date issues. Her last release was Thugs Of Hindostan which did not do well at the box office. Stay tuned to know more about both Vicky Kaushal and Katrina Kaif.
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Viral Video! Couple imitates ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’ title track with exact precision
Call them parodies or spoofs, videos with exact remakes are an ongoing trend on social media. However, this one’s a brow raising reel which replicates each and every move from Shah Rukh Khan starrer Kuch Kuch Hota Hai.
In a video that has a couple performing exactly like Shah Rukh, Rani Mukerji and Kajol, it is beyond a regular spoof. The precision is definitely worth an applause. Netizens have also reacted to the video stating that the artists including those with the filming and editing have done an excellent job.
Kuch Kuch Hota Hai was released in 1998, and is the brainchild of filmmaker Karan Johar. The film was a blockbuster in the late 90s and is still remembered as one of the best romantic films of Bollywood.
It won’t happen this year: Varun Dhawan denies his marriage rumours with Natasha Dala
Amidst rumours of many Bollywood marriages on the cards, one was of Varun Dhawan and his long-time girlfriend Natasha Dalal. Recent social media posts and their appearances together at many occasions sparked speculations about their impending wedding. But in recent reports, the Kalank actor has denied the same.
It seems that Varun Dhawan decided to speak up about the ongoing wedding rumours wherein he clarified that the wedding is not on the cards. The actor clearly stated that while he is definitely keen on tying the knot, he is not planning to do the same anytime soon. He also maintained that he had a few films lined up in the pipeline and hence, has a busy schedule.
On the other hand, the actor went on to appreciate his girlfriend Natasha Dalal. It is a known fact that the two of them have been childhood friends. The actor stated that he really cherishes his relationship with her and also was all praises for her and called her as a supporting pillar of his life.
The marriage rumours became rife after Varun Dhawan started making appearances together with Natasha and also walking the red carpet during many memorable occasions. Furthermore, during a recent wedding, while Varun was busy with film commitments, it was Natasha who attended the same along with Varun’s parents David Dhawan and wife Laali. While Varun posted about it on social media, it only fuelled up the rumour mills more regarding their marriage. The actor had clarified on it stating that Natasha had attended functions with his parents on many occasions but it wasn’t photographed earlier.
Coming to films, Varun Dhawan is currently juggling between promotions of Kalank and the shoot of Street Dancer 3D. The actor will also be starring in Coolie No. 1 remake which is apparently expected to feature Sara Ali Khan as the leading lady
Find out what’s common between Kareena Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra’s love life
Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Kareena Kapoor Khan who will be gracing the couch of Koffee with Karan season 6 went for a happy surprise when they came to know that they both were proposed by their respective partners in Greece.
A video which has been circulating on the internet from Koffee with Karan season 6, shows Kareena and Priyanka being all chatty like lost friends. However when Kareena revealed that she was proposed by Saif in Greece, Priyanka was taken aback by surprise as even she was proposed by husband Nick Jonas in the same city. Check out the video below.
On work front, Kareena Kapoor will be seen in Dharma’s upcoming film Takht and Good News. While her character in Good News is under wraps, it is rumoured that in Takht, she will play Jahanara who was Aurangzeb’s sister. Priyanka is currently promoting her upcoming Hollywood flick, Isn’t it Romantic, and will soon start shooting for the remaining portions of her Bollywood flick, The Sky is Pink which stars Farhan Akhtar and Zaira Wasim.
Boney Kapoor to auction wife Sridevi’s sari for charity
What could have been a better ode to pay Sridevi on her first death anniversary than to help the underprivileged and the elderly? Apparently Boney Kapoor has decided to auction wife Sridevi’s beloved saris and donate the amount generated from it to a charitable organisation.
The Kapoor family have chosen the website Parisera which will auction one of Srivei’s Kota sari. As of now the starting bid for the sari is Rs 40,000. The earnings will be donated to Concern India Foundation, which extends financial and non-financial support to grassroots level NGOs working in the areas of education, health and community development.
The article on Parisera goes as “February 24th, 2019 will be the first death anniversary of Sridevi. As a token of their love, the Kapoor family has decided to donate the proceeds from auctioning one of Sridevi’s beloved Kota saris to Concern India Foundation. The Kota sari is light, bright and emanates the perfect essence of Sridevi. Being born in a South-Indian household, the actress has worn saris as a badge of her identity and has always infused a sense of unique charisma into its pleats.”
While a Pooja was already held for Sridevi’s death anniversary which falls on February 24, by husband Boney Kapoor, it is stated that on the day of her death anniversary, Kapoor family will gather under one roof to pay respect to the late actress.
Vivek Oberoi to play Narendra Modi in Omung Kumar’s next?
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With Thackeray being the latest film on a popular political figure Balasaheb Thackeray, the next one on the line is said to be a film based on the life of our honourable Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The story of this popular politician and former Chief Minister of Gujarat is the true tale of rags to riches and has caught the fancy of filmmakers not only now but also in the past. Latest reports have it that Omung Kumar is keen on exploring this story and has decided to go ahead with this project and will be joining hands with Vivek Oberoi.
Recent reports suggest that Omung Kumar will be turning director whereas Vivek Oberoi is expected to play the lead role of Narendra Modi himself. While the details are still in speculative stage, an official announcement on that front is awaited soon. Furthermore it is being said that the film is expected to go on floor in January next year. However further details on the same are supposed to be kept under wraps.
As for Vivek Oberoi is concerned, the actor has been of late busy exploring South cinema. From Malayalam to Telugu to Kannada, the actor will feature in a series of films down South and will also be reuniting with his Company co-star Mohanlal in one of them. On the other hand, as for the details of the film with Narendra Modi, we hear that the film will be extensively shot across India. Besides the PM’s hometown Gujarat, it will also be shot in Delhi, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand. While the shoot will be spread across for a few months, the details have not yet been elaborated.
Also, Vivek Oberoi will be using his full name, Vivekanand Oberoi in the credits of this film.
Koffee With Karan 6: Harshvardhan Kapoor wants to romance Suhana and Ananya in these Bollywood classics
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The sibling saga on the latest season of Koffee With Karan continues with the recent episode. For the first time ever, the Kapoor siblings, that is, Sonam, Rhea and Harshvardhan Kapoor came together on the couch. The trio’s equation has always garnered attention and one of the reasons for it are the contrasting personalities of these siblings, especially, Harsh and his sisters Sonam K Ahuja and Rhea Kapoor. Obviously, family dynamics were a part of the discussions and then they had Karan Johar hosting it who has been quite close to the family.
In fact, the producer – host started off the introduction by saying how Anil Kapoor was his first friend from the fraternity! And from there on, there was a small intro of all the three siblings who proceeded to the couch hand in hand. After the initial bit of dabbling around relations with each other, it was their father Anil Kapoor who was omnipresent on the couch for the first half of the episode.
From discussing their personal equation with father Anil Kapoor to speaking of what he shares with the other sibling, the three Kapoors shared some hearty moments of their lives. It was Rhea Kapoor who had a lot to say about Anil and his equation with Sonam wherein she confessed that it was the funniest she has ever seen. “They are constantly walking on eggshells around each other. They are so crazy, sensitive to each other that they are afraid of each other’s reactions,” said Rhea. She maintained that Anil sometimes asks her to send across a message to Sonam because he is afraid of her reaction. Further she went on to speak about how she shares a buddy-like relationship with her father AK, as they had like to call and Sonu is what they call their mother Sunita.
Karan Johar also spoke to about how Sonam K Ahuja often uninhibitedly shares her opinions and thoughts on social media and the actress proudly accepted that adding that she doesn’t fake it but actually believes in it. Well, another interesting topic that kept popping around now and again was that of Veere Di Wedding! Everyone knows that Veere Di Wedding that released earlier this year featured Sonam as one of the leading ladies and Rhea Kapoor was the producer.
Anil Kapoor featured in one of the segments of Koffee With Karan where he had a funny yet lovely message for his three kids. While the emotional part of the message showcased how proud this father was of his children, the other half had some interesting revelations. One of them was about Rhea Kapoor mimicking Kareena Kapoor Khan and Sonam Kapoor. As we mentioned before, Veere Di Wedding did occupy some prime focus on the show!
Coming to the mimicry, the sport that Rhea Kapoor is, she decided to mimic the conversation she had with Bebo aka Kareena Kapoor Khan before the shoot of the song ‘Tareefan’. She also mimicked her sister during the same segment but not before adding that both, her sister and Kareena Kapoor were blissfully unaware of ‘Tareefan’ lyrics when they shot for the song.
Well, another fact is that Rhea Kapoor is a non-actress in a family of actors. From her father to two of her siblings, everyone is bitten by the acting bug but not her! And the producer has an explanation for it. And guess what! It also has a Karan Johar connection. When Rhea was assisting the filmmaker’s team for Wake Up Sid [featuring Ranbir Kapoor and Konkana Sen Sharma], Rhea decided that she can’t be someone who can follow instructions. “I realized that I can’t come in between this gigantic process and be like, ‘do what you want with me.’ I am a control freak and I can’t handle it and I have no idea how these people do it.” On the other hand, she also spoke about what her father had to say about her becoming an actress. “He was afraid that I had be like a heroine’s sister who would be lurking around. He could see through my personality,” added Rhea.
When it comes to siblings, the question of which parent loves who the most is a common question that arises and not surprisingly it was a part of this ‘Koffee’ table discussion too! While Anil seem to have no favourites and he is unapologetically honest as described by Rhea, it is Sunita Kapoor’s obsession or rather over protectiveness for Harsh that was discussed in detail. The discussion concluded with Rhea making a statement that, “Sonu would put Harsh in a pool with a float and throw us [her and Sonam] from the diving board.
But before the siblings got prepped for the much popular Rapid Fire Round, there was a small segment where we got a glimpse of their ‘girl gang’. The happening girl gang of Rhea Kapoor and her now married sister Sonam K Ahuja, had a lot to say about the Kapoor sisters! Amongst them were, chef Pooja Dhingra, co-actress Swara Bhaskar, popular designers Shehla Khan and Masaba Gupta, Entrepreneur Samyukta Nair who spoke about the sisters individually and even compared to who is badass etc.
Followed by this was the Rapid Fire Round, where the answers were rapid and tad bit of fire too! When Sonam was asked whom she does she look best on screen, the actress recalled her much talked about chemistry with Fawad Khan and post that she commented saying, “Karan sent him back,” that left the show host quite dumbstruck! While Rhea Kapoor’s rapid fire debut passed on quickly, it was Harsh who made his debut on this round and left a mark!
He accepted that Andhadhun [which originally features Ayushmann Khurrana as the lead in this unconventional Sriram Raghavan thriller], was first offered to him and he regrets rejecting it. But what made it more interesting were the answers that followed this. When he was asked who would he like to have as Leela if he was Ram to which his answer took his sisters by a surprise, he said Suhana Khan. The other answer that left them surprised was a similar question where he asked if he was Raj then he wanted Ananya Panday to be his Simran. In one of the other questions, when Harsh was asked whom would he set his sister Rhea Kapoor up with, he answered it would be Farhan Akhtar.
All the hoopla of the Rapid Fire came to an end, when the hamper was handed over to Harsh who didn’t leave a single question unanswered. Although the quiz section was eliminated, the trio in the final section were asked to call their family members and anyone who gets maximum people to answer it would win the round! And yet again Harsh won the round, with him calling his cousin Arjun Kapoor, his uncle Sanjay Kapoor and his mother Sunita Kapoor.