Sunny Deol (Gadar: The Katha Continues)
22 years after the release of Amit Sharma’s ‘Gadar: Ek Prem Katha’, fans had been waiting patiently for the sequel of the film. Now that it has finally released, it has taken the box office by storm. After setting the cash registers ringing on the very first day by collecting Rs 40 crore, the film has been garnering immense love and appreciation from the audience. The Sunny Deol and Ameesha Patel starrer, which hit the theatres on August 11, has minted Rs 238 crore in its first week and is inching towards the Rs 300 crore mark. The film looks in no mood to slow down even after a week and is sure to pose a threat for the upcoming releases.
Even after being a proud Indian all his life, Akshay Kumar has often landed in controversies and even got trolled on social media over his Canadian citizenship. Back in 2019, the actor had even applied for an Indian passport but the pandemic delayed his plans. Recently, on the occasion of Independence Day, the ‘Khiladi’ star formally announced that he is finally a citizen of India. He also shared a picture of his certificate of registration. The certificate was issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs. He proudly captioned the picture as, “Dil aur citizenship, dono Hindustani. Happy Independence Day! Jai Hind!”
In a recent Insta reel, Alia Bhatt revealed that her husband Ranbir Kapoor often asks her to wipe off her lipstick when they go out together since the time they were dating. The actress demonstrated her unusual way of applying lipstick and then wiping some of it off. “After applying the lipstick, I rub it off because, one thing, my husband, when he wasn’t my husband, when he was my boyfriend as well, and we used to go out, he used to be like, ‘Wipe that off’, because he loves the natural colour of my lips,” Alia shared. Concerned fans took to the comments section to slam Ranbir for his alleged ‘controlling’ behaviour and branded him as a ‘red flag’.
Farhan Akhtar (Don 3)
Farhan Akhtar sent fans in a tizzy after he announced that Ranveer Singh will be headlining the next instalment of his popular film franchise, ‘Don’. While some expressed their excitement over the same, the news didn’t go down well with others who were of the opinion that Ranveer cannot replace Shah Rukh Khan. Addressing the same, Farhan told BBC Asian Network that he believes Ranveer is great for the part. Talking about people resisting the idea of Ranveer stepping into SRK’s shoes, Akhtar added that they went through the same emotional process when Shah Rukh did it and everyone was like ‘Oh my God, how can you replace Mr. Bachchan?.’ According to him, that whole thing happened then too. He also assured that Ranveer will do a great job.
Rana Daggubati and Sonam Kapoor
Rana Daggubati recently grabbed attention for his comments at an event where he spoke about an incident where a Bollywood heroine had wasted Dulquer Salmaan’s time on a film set. While he didn’t name any actress, netizens were quick to conclude that Rana meant Sonam Kapoor. Later, the South star took to his social media handle and lent a clarification about the same. According to him, his comments were taken out of context. Sonam, who was observing everything that was happening on social media, shared a cryptic post about ‘small minds discussing people’ on her Instagram. Her post read, ‘Small minds discuss people, average minds discuss events, great minds discuss ideas’.’
Abhishek Bachchan (Ghoomer)
R Balki’s upcoming film, ‘Ghoomer’ has been making a lot of noise of late and for all the right reasons. The sports drama recently received a standing ovation at the opening night of the Indian Film Festival Of Melbourne (IFFM) 2023. The film stars Abhishek Bachchan, Saiyami Kher, Shabana Azmi and Angad Bedi. Abhishek plays the role of a dedicated cricket coach who trains a paraplegic Saiyami Kher in the film. The film has been receiving a lot of love from celebrities like Anand Mahindra, Virendra Sehwag, Harsha Bhogle and many others. With so much buzz, it would be interesting to see if the film will stand tall against ‘Gadar 2’ and ‘OMG 2’ at the box office.