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What happened when the delegation of Bollywood meets Prime Minister ‘Narendra Modi’

On Tuesday, a delegation of Bollywood producers, actors such as Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgan, Karan Johar, Ritesh Sidhawani, Siddhartha Roy Kapoor, the president of film producer’s guild, Rakesh Roshan, Ronnie Screwvala, CEO Fox studio- Vijay Singh and chairman of the Central board of film Prasoon Joshi meet prime minister ‘Narendra Modi’. Who was on one day visit to Maharashtra, at Raj bhavan to discuss the issues being faced by the Indian film industry.

The team from the film bodies gave an overview of the vast growth potential of the media and entertainment industry. They also put up an  lower and uniform rates of GST for the entertainment industry in India. The Prime Minister said that the Indian entertainment industry enjoys immense popularity across the world. It is one of the key elements of India’s rising soft power status, globally, he added. He assured the delegation that the Union Government is supportive of the media and entertainment industry; and would consider the suggestions positively.

In a tweet later, Modi said, “Had an extensive and fruitful interaction with a delegation from the film and entertainment industry. The delegation spoke about the studies being made by the film and entertainment industry, and gave valuable inputs relating to GST for their sector”.

Akashay Kumar, who was part of the delegation from the film industry,  in a tweet said, “Heartfelt thank you to the honourable Prime Minister Narendra Modi ji for taking out time to hear us at length, discuss issues pertaining to our industry and assuring positive consideration of suggestions”.

This was the second meeting of the filmmakers with the Prime Minister since October 24 this year. They, along with actor Aamir Khan and Sidhwani, had met the PM in Delhi.

Know when Akshay and Parineeti starer ‘Kesari’ is hitting the theatre

After completing the shooting for Kesari, Akshay Kumar and Parineeti Chopra are deeply moved with the story and their work. The film is directed by Anurag Singh and produced by Karan Johar.

Parineeti Copra posted the first look of the film on Instagram with a caption, ‘Anytime I watched a war movie, it was the love story of those brave men that kept me going… so proud to be a part of this epic experience!!! Thank you Akshay Sir, Kjo and Anurag Sir for allowing me to be a part of your vision. You all have made one of the most beautiful movies people will ever see!!people – don’t miss it on 21st March 2019!!!’

Salman Khan tops 3rd time in a row – Forbes India Top 100 Celebrity

Leaving behind everyone, Salman Khan(253.25Cr) owns the title of most earning celebrity of India for the three consecutive years. Forbes Magazine has published the list of top 100 earning celebrity of the year 2017-2018(1 October to 30 September). After Salman Khan, the second most earning celebrity is the cricketer Virat Kohli(228.09Cr). Khiladi Kumar(185Cr) has grabbed the 3rd position in this list and after Akshay, the top 10 list is followed by Deepika Padukone(112.8Cr), Mahendra Singh Dhoni(101.77Cr), Aamir Khan(97.5Cr), Amitabh Bachchan(96.17Cr), Ranveer Singh(84.67Cr), Sachin Tendulkar(80Cr), and Ajay Devgn(74.5Cr).

Shahrukh Khan has dropped from position two last year to position 13 this year. Shahrukh’s graph has got down because during the Forbes review time Shahrukh’s no movie had hit the theatre. Alia Bhatt(58.83) has scored 12th position and Ranbir Kapoor(44.5) has scored 17th rank in this list. Anushka Sharma(45.83) has got the 16th position in this list. Badminton player PV Sindhu(36.5Cr) has made the most surprising entry in this list. She has scored 20th position in this list. Priyanka Chopra(18Cr) graph has dropped from 7th rank last year to 49th rank this year.

To know the Forbes top 100 most earning celebrity of India. Visit: Forbes India

Rajni and Akshay starer 2.0 breaks all records, know the final Box-Office collection

Rajnikanth and Khiladi Akshay Kumar starter 2.0 has broken all the records of box office collection. Rajnikanth performance in the movie is marvellous. Whereas as Akshay Kumar has portrayed his character with a full passion. 2.0 is a sequel of 2010 release ‘Robot’. Rajnikanth has reprised his role of vasigaran and Akshay has played the villain character ‘The Birdbrain – an ornithologist’.

Sharing early earning estimates of 2.0 trade analyst Ramesh Bala tweeted, “2.0 Hindi – early estimates nearly around 25 crores”. 2.0  has break all the records in tamilnadu box office. In Chennai, 2.0 takes all-time day 1 opening collection of 2.64 crores beating Vijay’s Sarakar. It has beaten Sarakar movie record of 2.37 crores. In Karnataka, the movie has crossed the mark of 8 crores on day 1. In Andhra Pradesh & Telangana collectively 19 crores. 2.0 has done great business in foreign as well. 2.0 has earned more than 1 crore in the USA, 58.46 lakhs in Australia and 11.11 lakhs in New Zealand.

The exact figures of the movie are yet to be released but We can assume that this movie will cross 100 crore collection on day 1.

Akshay Kumar Returns To Playing Villain In Never Seen Before Avatar For 2.0

This weekend has been about grandeur in cinema and phenomenal tailers to blockbuster films. Shah Rukh Khan released the trailer of his most-awaited film, Zero.

After wowing the audience as Bauua Singh, Bollywood’s Khiladi, Akshay Kumar just dropped the trailer of the highly anticipated film, 2.0 along with megastar Rajinikanth. Amidst fanfare and cheers, Akki landed in Chennai for the trailer release. The trailer is what you expected but probably and a bigger and better scale.

While it’s always a delight to see Rajinikanth in his phenomenal, iconic form, it’s Khiladi Kumar’s never seen before avatar that has blown our minds. Whether it’s his expressions or his deadly gaze, Akki as the antagonist will send shivers down your spine. As the antagonist, Akki addresses a pressing problem with today’s generation, the dependency of mobile phones.

 

Moreover, it’s been a while since the audience has seen the superstar in a negative role. After essaying the role of the quintessential baddie in Ajnabee, Akki has returned to play the villain after 16 years. Speaking to MensXP, the Housefull actor revealed, “It’s great to be a part of this kind of a film.

It’s been long since I have done a negative role. I played a negative role long back, in a film called Ajnabee. And that’s why I did it. I choose a role very fast. I just listen to it. I don’t have ten people of my company. I just look at it, feel good…good feeling comes, and I choose it. That’s it.”

 

Akshay Kumar Aces Warrior Look In This LEAKED Still From Housefull 4

In his 17-year long career, Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar has won millions of hearts with his acting skills and charming looks. The actor, who has already given two hits this year (PadMan and Gold) is now gearing up for his upcoming release Housefull 4.

The film is the fourth instalment of the hit franchise Housefull and Akshay is presently shooting for the same. The movie is being produced by Sajid Nadiadwala and also stars Riteish Deshmukh, Bobby Deol, Kriti Sanon, Kriti Kharbanda and Pooja Hegde in the lead roles.

Recently, a still of the 51-year-old actor from the upcoming comedy film has been leaked online and is being shared by his fan clubs on social media. In the photo, Akshay is seen sporting a bald look with a handlebar moustache and he looks pretty intense in the shot. He is seen with a man whose face can’t be seen.

It seems that his look has been inspired by a historical character as the movie is reportedly based on the theme of reincarnation.

Earlier this year, Akshay was seen sporting a salt and pepper look for the film. Check out the actor’s still from the film below.

Meanwhile, the movie which is now being directed Farhad Samji has been in the limelight ever since actor Nana Patekar and filmmaker Sajid Khan were accused of sexual harassment.

Last month, former actress Tanushree Dutta accused Nana Patekar of sexual harassment on the sets of Horn Ok Pleassss (2009). Her shocking revelation brought the MeToo movement in momentum.

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Akshay Kumar Refuses To Shoot Houseful 4 Because Of Sajid Khan

The year-old #MeToo movement has long failed to take root in India, but Bollywood actress Tanushree Dutta’s accusations of sexual harassment against veteran actor Nana Patekar appears to be emboldening women to speak out at last. In recent days other Bollywood figures, a comedian, a best-selling author and top journalists have all found themselves accused of abusing their positions to behave improperly towards women. As the movement gathers more steam, females in the industry are coming forward exposing more prominent names.

After Aamir Khan, another actor to take a stand against sexual harassment is Akshay Kumar. Last night, Sajid Khan, who is the director of Housefull 4  was accused by a journalist Karishma Upadhyay made a revelation of sexual misconduct against him which was followed by more allegations by actresses Saloni Chopra and Rachel White. Now, as the news has left everyone startled, Akshay Kumar is also taking a stand against it.

Akshay, a while ago, took to Twitter to share that he was not in the country and he is disturbed ever since he has heard the news of sexual harassment against Sajid Khan. He has urged the producers to stop the shoot of the film until further investigation is done. Check out his tweet.

Source: Cj

Akshay Kumar’s Gold May Hit The Century In Its First Weekend At The Box-Office

Akshay Kumar-starrer Gold may touch the coveted Rs 100 crore mark by the end of its first weekend at the box-office, predicts film trade analyst Sumit Kadel. The film has opened to an astounding response.

Gold, headlined by Akshay Kumar, has opened to an astounding response at the box-office, suggest early trade estimates. The sports drama, directed by Reema Kagti, registered an occupancy in the range of 45 per cent to 50 per cent in its morning shows on Day 1, claims a report by Bollywood Hungama. By the evening, trends suggest, the film showed exceptional growth which must have ensured a massive opening day total. According to film trade analyst Sumit Kadel, Gold would have earned nothing less than Rs 24 crore-Rs 25 crores on its first day.

In an exclusive conversation with Zoom TV Digital, he shares, “While the final numbers are yet to be out, I don’t think Gold would have earned anything less than Rs 24 crore-Rs 25 crores. The film critics have given a thumbs up to the film and the word of mouth is completely in its favour. So in such a scenario, Rs 24 crore-Rs 25 crores on Day 1 would be no surprise.”

Predicting the first-weekend total for the film, he says, “Going by how it has performed on an opening day, the film should easily touch the Rs 100 crore mark by the end of its first weekend. It’s a five-day weekend, so Gold has quite a lot of time to reach this number.”

Gold, which is inspired from real events, also stars Mouni Roy, Amit Sadh, Kunal Kapoor, Sunny Kaushal and Vineet Kumar Singh in important roles, among others.

Source: TN

Mouni Roy Grabs Rapt Attention With Her Bengali Avatar And Thumkas

Akshay Kumar and Mouni Roy starrer Gold has been creating headlines ever since we first saw the trailer of the film. The first two tracks from the film, Naino Ne Baandhi and Chad Gayi Hai have already become a hit with netizens and fans can’t stop humming the melodious tunes. The makers of the film released another song from the film, Monobina and we can’t stop tapping out feet.

While we can always count on Khiladi Kumar to dance like no one is watching, it’s Mouni Roy’s moves that have left us awestruck. While we’ve seen her adaa and elegance in classic routines, Mouni proved her versatility on reality dance show, Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa. In Monobina, Mouni drops all her inhibitions and can’t resist her charming husband’s moves.

Whether it’s in Gold or for a stage performance, we’ve always known Mouni to put in her heart and soul into a dance number. While we continue to crush on her expressions and elegant moves, we’re obsessed with her quintessential Bengali wife look. Apart from the staple treesha red and white bangles, Mouni opted for a black saree with fine pink floral embroidery. But it’s the border that has caught our attention.

The border of the saree is in the shade of beige with pink pattern embroidery. With floral work and peacocks, Mouni teamed the saree with a plain black blouse with fluffed up sleeves. With her hair pulled up into a messy bun and added a bloomed red rose to add the perfect 50s touch. With a matching bindi, thin gold necklace and matching jhumkas, Mouni looks stunning.

Fans have been waiting with bated breath for Mouni Roy’s big Bollywood debut, Reema Kagti’s Gold that also stars Akshay Kumar and Amit Sadh. Whether it’s the trailer or the songs, Mouni has been winning hearts.

 

Salman & Akshay Kumar Possess Forbes Selected Highest Paid Celebs In world

Bollywood actors Akshay Kumar and Salman Khan have possessed again their place among the world’s 100 highest-paid celebs while Shah Rukh Khan who is a man of regular on the list, failed to find a place, according to a Forbes list. This year, the world’s highest-earning celebrity is American boxer Floyd Mayweather. While Akshay is ranked 76th on the Forbes list, Salman Khan is on the 82nd spot. However, actor Shah Rukh Khan – a regular on the list – failed to find a place on the list. In 2017, he ranked 65th on the list, with earnings of $38 million.

According to the list, 50-year-old Akshay Kumar earned $40.5 million this year. Describing the actor, the magazine said, “One of Bollywood’s leading men has transitioned to socially-conscious roles, such as ‘Toilet,’ a comedy supporting government campaigns to improve sanitation, and ‘Padman,’ about a guy hoping to provide inexpensive sanitary pads to rural communities. He still mints millions from backend profits and endorsing some 20 brands, including Tata and Eveready.” For Salman, 52, Forbes said, “This Bollywood mainstay continues to produce and star in hits such as ‘Tiger Zinda Hai,’ cashing in on backend profits. Coupled with a slew of endorsements from Suzuki motorcycles to Chlormint gum, he remains one of India’s top earners.”

The list has been topped by Mayweather with earnings of $285 million with actor George Clooney ranking second. Reality TV star and businessperson Kylie Jenner is ranked third and football star Cristiano Ronaldo, pop star Katy Perry, tennis icon Roger Federer and singer Beyonce also finding a place in the list. Forbes said the world’s 100 top-earning entertainers pulled in a combined $6.3 billion pretax over the past 12 months, up 22% from last year and 11 superstars crossed the $100 million thresholds, more than double the number from the last two years combined.

Here are the world’s 10 highest paid celebs and their earnings, according to Forbes…

1. Floyd Mayweather: $285 million

2. George Clooney: $239 million

3. Kylie Jenner: $166.5 million

4. Judy Sheindlin: $147 million

5. Dwayne Johnson: $124 million

6. U2: $118 million

7. Coldplay: $115.5 million

8. Lionel Messi: $111 million

9. Ed Sheeran: $110 million

10. Cristiano Ronaldo: $108 million

Courtesy: ht