Dec 152017
 

Aamir Khan’s “Secret Superstar” has minted $700,681 in Taiwan since its release

Aamir Khan’s “Secret Superstar” has minted $700,681 in Taiwan since its release. The film, which also features Zaira Wasim and which lit up the box office in India on Diwali, opened in Taiwan on November 24. Zee Studios International took the film to the foreign market, read a statement.

Aamir Khan and Zaira Wasim in Secret Superstar
Aamir Khan and Zaira Wasim in Secret Superstar

In “Secret Superstar”, Zaira, who hails from Jammu and Kashmir, plays a teenaged girl named Insia who dreams of becoming a singer. The film is about how she fulfils her dreams by keeping her identity hidden. Vibha Chopra, Head – Zee Studios International (Film Marketing, Distribution and Acquisition) said: “Content is what wins hearts worldwide and ‘Secret Superstar’, which is heavy on content is a proof of that. So much so that it is the widest Bollywood film release in Taiwan. We are happy to see how positively international markets are reacting to the film.”

“Secret Superstar” has amassed a total of $700,681 in Taiwan. “Given that ‘Secret Superstar’ has connected with various audiences across the globe, we are excited to see how well the film does in the coming months, in other territories as well,” Chopra added. ‘”Secret Superstar” is written and directed by Advait Chandan and produced by Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao. The film has also released in markets like the UK, the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, the UAE and other Gulf countries as well as Pakistan.

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Dec 072017
 

‘Dangal’ has been causing a lot of ‘mangal’ everywhere in the world. The stellar record-breaking movie has already made it big in India, overseas and especially in China.

The Aamir Khan-starrer has added a new feather to its overflowing cap. ‘Dangal’ has been awarded as the ‘Best Asian Film’ at the seventh Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) Awards. The amazing piece of news was shared by Shabana Azmi, who was also a part of the jury.

 

DANGAL wins Best Asian Film at AACTA. Congratulations Team Dangal. With Russel Crowe Chairman of the jury. It was a unanimous decision �� pic.twitter.com/xXfixEgT0R

— Azmi Shabana (@AzmiShabana) December 6, 2017

 

The wonderful movie traces the story of Mahavir Phogat and his famous Phogat daughters who have made India super proud.

aamir khan dangal wins best film at aacta © UTV Movies

The movie managed to stake in more than $6 million in China and Hong Kong in less than a week’s time. The Nitesh Tiwari directed movie starred Fatima Sana Shaikh, Sanya Malhotra, Zaira Wasim, Sakshi Tanwar and Suhani Bhatnagar in lead roles. It’s movies like these which give you a taste of Indian cinema in the perfect way. 

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Dec 062017
 

Superstar Aamir Khan and his mentee Fatima Sana Shaikh are bonding over fitness and even share the same fitness instructor, Ravi Udyavar, who helped train Salman Khan as well

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Aamir Khan and Fatima Sana Shaikh share a great camaraderie ever since their appearance in ‘Dangal’. From playing his daughter in ‘Dangal’, Fatima Sana Shaikh will be playing a fellow ‘thug’ in the film ‘Thugs Of Hindostan’. Fatima, is working extremely hard to get in the skin of his character. Fatima, is undergoing a rigorous physical training. She is regularly posting updates on her Instagram page about her workouts. According to a report on the website Spotboye ,  Aamir Khan’s trainer from ‘Dangal’, Rakesh Udiyar is training Fatima Sana Shaikh.

Rakesh has earlier trained Aamir and Fatima in Dangal. He is also responsible for Salman Khan’s fab physique in Sultan. For Fatima the celebrity instructor is relying largely on functional training.Fatima has responded well to the fitness programme. Yash Raj is also extremely happy with the results.

Thugs of Hindostan stars Aamir Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Fatima Sana Shaikh and Katrina Kaif. It is directed by Vijay Krishna Acharya and is produced by Yash Raj Films. It is slated for a Diwali 2018 release.

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Dec 042017
 

Veteran actor Shashi Kapoor, who was suffering from a prolonged illness, breathed his last on Monday at 5:20 pm at Mumbai’s Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital

Shashi Kapoor, 79, breathed his last at Mumbai’s Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital on Monday. The veteran actor has been ill for the longest time now and was admitted on Sunday afternoon to the hospital. The legendary actor known for his films like ‘Jab Jab Phool Khile’, ‘Satyam Shivam Sundaram’ and many such super-hit films to his credit, started off in Bollywood as a child artist and did 19 films as a child artist. He made his debut as a lead actor in ‘Dharmputra’ in 1938 and went on to do more than around 116 films. The actor is survived by his three kids Karan Kapoor, Kunal Kapoor and Sanjana Kapoor. 

Shashi Kapoor
The Late Shashi Kapoor

Bollywood fraternity still is unable to fathom the fact that the thespian has passed away. 

Talking about what kind of a person Shashi Kapoor was, Aamir Khan spoke about his gentle nature, his contribution to theatre and many other things. Aamir also passed his heartfelt condolences to Kapoor’s children.

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— Aamir Khan (@aamir_khan)
December 4, 2017

Ajay Devgn, too wrote how the legend will never be forgotten.

You won’t be forgotten. Rest in peace #ShashiKapoor ji.

— Ajay Devgn (@ajaydevgn)
December 4, 2017

“Khilte hain gul yahan khilke bikharne ko….” Sad at the passing of the most charming, understated legend Shashi Kapoor sahab. Huge loss for our theatre & film industry. ðÂ?Â?¢ðÂ?Â?¢ðÂ?Â?¢ RIP Shashi sahab. They don’t make them like you anymore ðÂ?Â?ðÂ?Â?ðÂ?Â?

— Renuka Shahane (@renukash)
December 4, 2017

Senior actress Poonam Dhillon, who has worked with Shashi Kapoor on several films including, ‘Deshwasi’, ‘Bepanaah’ and ‘Trishul’ amongst others also offered her condolences.

Just landed in Mumbai to extemly sad news of my very dear #ShashiKapoor ,co actor of my First film passed away!!Gentleman with Charm personified,Classy, Witty,Disciplined and handsome are just few of the words that mildly discribe him . Cherish my time With him!Irreplacable Man! pic.twitter.com/rn4vi9VqaI

— poonam dhillon à©´ (@poonamdhillon)
December 4, 2017

Speaking about what a great actor and human being Shashi Kapoor ji was, senior actress Sridevi wrote:

A great actor, a charming & happy soul, an inspiring humanitarian. We will miss you Shashi ji. RIP #ShashiKapoor

— SRIDEVI BONEY KAPOOR (@SrideviBKapoor)
December 4, 2017

Filmmaker Karan Johar, who shares a very thick bond with the Kapoors also remembered him by writing, “#RIPShashiKapoor …the most charming and enigmatic actor ever…a gentleman movie star! His legacy in film and theatre is exceptional…thoughts and prayers with the family….his work will always live on…”

Senior actor and politician Raj Babbar, who worked with Shashi ji in films like ‘Kalyug’ and ‘Jaaydaad’ also passed his condolences. 

Deeply saddened by the demise of the legend #ShashiKapoor ji.

Shall always miss your charm and your greatness. You will live in our hearts for all times to come. pic.twitter.com/mjsoXCBEtN

— Raj Babbar (@RajBabbarMP)
December 4, 2017

Also, actress Sushmita Sen took to her Twitter handle to share her condolences to the family.

Rest in Peace Mr. Shashi KapoorðÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ?ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ? A celebrated Actor who always exuded kindness & love with great generosity!!! My respect & condolences to the family!!! GodspeedðÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ?ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ? pic.twitter.com/ZWuP27DOdX

— sushmita sen (@thesushmitasen)
December 4, 2017

Actor Kay Kay Menon also paid his tribute to the actor and wrote, “That effervescent smile, that infectious charm!. We will miss you Shashiji! RIP #ShashiKapoor #legend(sic).”

Former Bollywood actress Simi Garewal, who also shared screen space with Kapoor, is taken aback by this sudden news and wrote, “The last of that Kapoor generation has gone.” She has worked in films like ‘Ahsaas’, ‘Siddhartha’ and few other films with the star.

Am deeply saddened by the passing away of my co-star #ShashiKapoor. The last of that generation of Kapoors gone. A gentleman and friend gone. An era gone.. All that remains are his films…and precious memories.. ðÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ?ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ?­ RIP Shashi-ji.

— Simi Garewal (@Simi_Garewal)
December 4, 2017

Actress Bipasha Basu also paid tribute to the actor and wrote how the legend would be missed.

RIP Sir. You will be deeply missed by allðÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ?ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ? #ShashiKapoorpic.twitter.com/Bkr48vvtKp

— Bipasha Basu (@bipsluvurself)
December 4, 2017

Colors CEO, Raj Nayak wrote, “He personified charm & grace. A brilliant & handsome actor. His performances etched in my memory forever, especially Deewar & that heartfelt line..“Mere pass Maa Hai.” You will be missed Sir! #RIP #ShashiKapoor (sic).”

Actor Jaaved Jaaferi also took to his Twitter account to remember the legend.

One of my favourites passed away today. A handsome charming gentleman who entertained us for 40+ years. His endearing smile will be embedded in my memories.
RIP #ShashiKapoorpic.twitter.com/wXM0YSoQ45

— Jaaved Jaaferi (@jaavedjaaferi)
December 4, 2017

Filmmaker Subhash Ghai, who worked with the thespian in two films said, “I worked with him in two movies. Gautam Govinda n Krodhi in late 70 s. N learnt a lot from him like work ethics discipline time planning, compassion,Humble to lowest rank person and above all his love n passion for good cinema n theatre development in india.  Handsome gentleman with beautiful mind n heart. An inspiring institute himself. RIP (sic).”

Actor Shekhar Suman also remembered the ace actor and said that he owes his entire career to Shashi Kapoor. He stated, “Saddest day of my life… Shashi Kapoor ji passed away. The man to whom I owe my entire career. I am grateful to him for all my professional achievements, for giving me my first and the biggest break as a lead in “Utsav” opposite Rekha. Will miss you every moment of my life. Shashi Kapoor was the most handsome man the film industry has ever seen. A ladies man, a gentleman, a great actor and a passionate producer. I grew up imitating him and trying to look like him. I can’t bear the thought that he is no more. I’m heartbroken.”

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Nov 292017
 

Fans have noticed how ‘Dangal’ girl Fatima Sana Shaikh looks strikingly similar to ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’ actress Katrina Kaif in her latest picture, but some trolls commented on her ‘scar’ below the belly button

Bollywood actress Fatima Sana Shaikh is trending online courtesy her latest Instagram picture where she is seen showing off her navel in a beautiful blue saree. Fans have noticed how the ‘Dangal’ actress bears a striking resemblance to ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’ heroine Katrina Kaif in the photo. Fatima’s snap has been flooded with comments about how she looks like a Katrina Kaif ‘clone’. While several followers have gone gaga over how beautiful the ‘Thugs of Hindostan’ girl looks, some trolls noticed the ‘scar’ below Fatima’s belly button and commented on it, with a user even going to the extent of calling it ‘operation bitemark’.

Fatima Sana Shaikh trolled for 'scar' below belly button
Fatima Sana Shaikh is trending online courtesy this picture on Instagram. Pic/Fatima Sana Shaikh’s Instagram account

Here are some screenshots of users comparing Fatima to Katrina:

Fatima Sana Shaikh trolled for 'scar' below belly button

Fatima Sana Shaikh trolled for 'scar' below belly button

Fatima Sana Shaikh trolled for 'scar' below belly button

Fatima Sana Shaikh trolled for 'scar' below belly button

Here are some screenshots of users who trolled Fatima for her new picture:

Fatima Sana Shaikh trolled for 'scar' below belly button

Fatima Sana Shaikh trolled for 'scar' below belly button

But some trolls noticed her ‘scar’ and here’s what they commented:

Fatima Sana Shaikh trolled for 'scar' below belly button

Fatima Sana Shaikh trolled for 'scar' below belly button

Fatima Sana Shaikh replied to a user saying that the ‘scar’ is a burn mark

Fatima Sana Shaikh trolled for 'scar' below belly button

Fatima, however, has ignored her haters and silenced them by sharing a new picture on her Instagram. 

Last month, too, Fatima Sana Shaikh became the target of trolls for posting a ‘shameless’ selfie in saree. In the photo, Fatima looked elegant in her simple traditional avatar and sported long locks as part of her look for ‘Thugs of Hindostan’. While Fatima received many compliments for the snapshot, some netizens trolled her and left nasty comments on her photo. 

Fatima Sana Shaikh. Pic/Fatima Sana Shaikh's Instagram account
Fatima Sana Shaikh was trolled last month for this picture. Pic/Fatima Sana Shaikh’s Instagram account

In June as well,Fatima Sana Shaikh was attacked online for wearing a swimsuit during Ramzan. She had shared a stunning photo where she is seen wearing a halter neck monokini and high waist shorts. She was posing by a pristine beach in Maldives. Fatima’s pictures, however, garnered negative response from some netizens who shamed her for wearing a swimsuit and dressing inappropriately during the holy month of Ramzan.

Fatima Sana Shaikhmade a successful Bollywood debut last year with her role of wrestler Geeta Phogat in the Nitesh Tiwari-directed movie ‘Dangal‘. Aamir Khan played her on-screen father Mahavir Singh Phogat. Fatima Sana Shaikh is all set to work with her ‘Dangal’ co-star Aamir Khan again in ‘Thugs of Hindostan’. The Yash Raj Films project will be helmed by Vijay Krishna Acharya, who earlier directed Aamir in ‘Dhoom 3’. The movie also features megastar Amitabh Bachchan and Katrina Kaif. It is the first time that Bachchan and Aamir are collaborating on a film. The movie is slated to release in Diwali 2018.

Also read: Kiran Rao reacts to Aamir Khan recommending Fatima Sana Shaikh for ‘Thugs of Hindostan’

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Nov 122017
 

Superstar Aamir Khan, who had earlier appeared on a chat show with Virat Kohli, praised the India cricket captain for supporting young sportsmen in the country. “I think what Virat is doing and his entire effort to support to young sportsmen across the country is a wonderful idea,” Aamir said on the sidelines of the first edition of Indian Sports Honour Awards organised by the Virat Kohli Foundation on Saturday here.

Aamir Khan
Aamir Khan

Apart from Aamir, choreographer-filmmaker Farah Khan along with some of the cricket personalities attended the event. Kohli and his girlfriend and actress-producer Anushka Sharma stole the limelight as they walked together on the red carpet. Actor Sidharth Malhotra said that a lot needs to be done when it comes to sports. “Today, it’s a great thing that we are honouring all sport personalities for their contribution to the country.

“I have just come here to support them. While growing up, I used to play rugby, football and basketball so, I think a lot has to be done when it comes to sports. Today’s event makes it more important because they are supporting other sports apart from cricket. It’s a great initiative,” he added.

Tennis star Sania Mirza admired Kohli’s efforts. “Virat is doing an amazing job. We all know, the amazing batsman he is and the amazing captain we have. But it’s really nice, as an athlete what he is trying to bring in sports and trying to give exposure to every other sport in our country.”

Farah, a close friend of Mirza, was also excited for the awards. “I feel a film should be made on Sania Mirza’s life. She has a great story. I don’t know if I can make it because I am not sporty, but if possible I would love to because she is one of my best friends. As of now, I don’t have such plans,” said the “Happy New Year” director.

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Oct 262017
 

aamirRakesh Sharma’s upcoming film which is tentatively titled ‘Salute’ has Aamir Khan and Priyanka Chopra in the lead roles.

Reports suggest that Aamir is keen on taking Ranveer on board for this project. On Tuesday, actor Ranveer Singh was spotted at Aamir’s house for reasons best known to the actors. But, we guess the meet was about a discussion for the film.

Here are the pictures from Ranveer and Aamir’s meet:

Earlier DNA had reported that Aamir wants Ranveer to play a pivotal role in Rakesh Sharma’s biopic. Nothing has been confirmed yet but we would surely want to watch Aamir and Ranveer together on screen.

This Rakesh Sharma’s biopic will also have a fresh pairing of Aamir Khan and Priyanka Chopra which makes the film much more anticipated. Not only acting but Aamir is also co -producing this film with Sidharth Roy Kapur.

Talking about Ranveer and Aamir’s friendhsip, the duo bond really well. We have seen them hanging together at many events. So much so, Ranveer attends most of Aamir’s film screening and the duo are all smiles for the camera.

Currently, Aamir is riding high on the success of his recently released film Secret Superstar and Ranveer Singh is busy gearing up to kick start the promotions of his upcoming film Padmavati.

While there are no official announcements from the makers, we hope that Ranveer is signed up for this film. Do you guys want to see Aamir – Priyanka and Ranveer in one frame? Tell us your views in the comment section below.

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Oct 212017
 

rajini_aamirA video clip of Aamir Khan talking about superstar Rajinikanth’s much-anticipated film 2.o has surfaced on Twitter. In this, Aamir Khan reveals in the interview that director Shankar had offered him the film. No, it is not Akshay Kumar’s role, but Rajini’s. Aamir explains how 2.0 is going to be a blockbuster. He said, “I am a big fan of Shankar and I am a big fan of Rajini ji and Shankar offered me that film. Super duper hit film hai wo (It is a super hit film). It is a blockbuster. It is going to break all records.”

#Rajini Sir call me & told me 2 do his role n #2Point0
But I couldn't c myself n role f Rajini
It wil create History pic.twitter.com/LZuJOPrjQn

— Rajinikanth fans (@Rajni_FC) October 19, 2017

Aamir also explained to host Komal Nahta that Rajinikanth himself thought that he was not well and suggested to Shankar that Aamir should do the film. Aamir said, “Rajini sir called me and said please do the film.” So why did he not do the film? The Thugs of Hindostan actor explains, “It is a super script. It is going to do very well. But whenever I used to shut my eyes, I used to see Rajini sir in that role. I couldn’t see myself. Emotionally, I couldn’t do that role. When I used to think of the film, or scene I saw Rajini sir. So then I told Shankar that I will not be able to do the film. Only Rajini sir can do this. He is irreplaceable.”

Aamir also spoke about how the prequel Robot starring Rajinikanth was imprinted in his mind and he loved it. This also happens to be the reason why Aamir cannot imagine anyone in the role.

Rajinikanth’s 2.0, in the meantime, is set to release during the Republic Day weekend in 2018. Before that, a grand music launch is being organised on October 27 at Burj Park in Dubai. The film also stars Amy Jackson in a pivotal role. The music for this film is composed by AR Rahman.

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Oct 202017
 

Rajinikanth’s 2.0 is said to be one of the most expensive movies in India till date. It goes without saying that Thalaiva’s fan can’t wait for the release of this film. And what makes us even more excited is the fact that we get to see Akshay Kumar in a new avatar alongside Rajinikanth firing the screen together with their sheer talent. It’s like having best of both the worlds!

While we just can’t think of anyone other than legendary Rajinikanth playing Chitti’s character, not many know that he had some other plans in mind before he decided to don this role once again.

In a recent interview with a leading channel, Aamir Khan shared that Rajinikanth wanted him to play the lead in the film as the actor thought he wasn’t in best of his health to do so himself. He further added that however, he turned down the request as in his views no one other than Rajinikanth could have done this role better.

“I told Shankar that I will not be able to do it, and only Rajini sir could do this film. I have already seen the first part and I have loved it. I am a huge fan of Rajini sir, and because of the impression that I got from that film, I couldn’t imagine myself or anyone else in the lead role apart from Rajini sir for 2.0. So I didn’t do it. It wasn’t a tough decision for me because I know that it is going to be a super hit in all languages,” he revealed.

Well, we are still trying to wrap our heads around this piece of information, Aamir as Chitti? 2.0 is all set to hit the screens in January 2018 and is a sequel to 2010 superhit film ‘Enthiran’.

Do you think Mr. Perfectionist could have done this role better or could have done justice with the role in the first place?

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Oct 192017
 

3 out of 5 stars
Box Office: TBA

SSSECRET SUPERSTAR narrates the story of an aspiring singer who faces roadblocks in fulfilling her dream. Insia [Zaira Wasim] is a school-going girl based in Vadodara. She has a lovely voice and dreams of being a top singer. Her mother Najma [Meher Vij] supports Insia’s dream, but her father Farookh [Raj Arjun] is thoroughly against the idea due to his conservative mindset. He tries everything – from force to destroying Insia’s guitar – to stop her from fulfilling her dreams. She, however, remains adamant.

Insia takes to the internet and posts videos of her singing. Wearing a burkha, she makes sure only her eyes are visible in order to keep her identity concealed. She’s taken by surprise when her videos go viral. Enter Shakti Kumar [Aamir Khan], a brash, lecherous but successful music composer. Insia gets a chance to meet Shakti. What happens next forms the rest of the story.

Reviews:

Good Reviews  |  Average Reviews  |  Bad Reviews

Positive Reviews

4.0
“SECRET SUPERSTAR is a complete package: refreshing plot, water-tight screenplay, exceptional performances and soulful soundtrack. Strongly recommended!”
– Bollywood Hungama

4.0
“If you world revolves around your mother, you’re going to root for this film. Go for it girls.”
– Timesofindia

4.0
“Emotionally engaging, entertaining”
– Sify

4.0
“SECRET SUPERSTAR is a sweet little song of dream, hope, love and humanity.”
– Glamsham

4.0
“Inspires You To Be Fearless In Pursuit Of Your Dreams!”
– Filmibeat

4.0
“Watch the film to start believing in your dreams and to know how much your mother loves you.”
– Koimoi

4.0
” It’s a perfect family film. Emotional, dramatic and a fulfilling movie experience.”
– Filmfare

4.0
” It’s A Fantastical, Inspirational Film”
– Mid-Day

3.5
“Secret Superstar belongs to its incredible cast that glosses over many of the film’s minor lapses. “
– Rajeev Masand

3.5
“Aamir Khan has a blast in this sweet and simple film about a young girl who dares to dream”
– NDTV

3.5
“Zaira Wasim is an absolute wonder!”
– Rediff

3.5
“Emotionally engaging tale of Insiya, a girl who dared to dream”
– Indiatvnews

3.5
“Secret Superstar should make your Diwali weekend…”
– Movietalkies

3.5
“Heartbreaking And Heartwarming In Equal Measure”
– News18

3.5
“Simple, sentimental and inspiring. Go watch the film with your mom.”
– DNA India

3.5
“A heartfelt drama powered by Zaira Wasim’s fine act”
– Deccanchronicle

3.5
“Zaira Wasim and Aamir Khan’s Diwali release is a winner”
– Indiatoday: Samrudhi Ghosh

3.0
“Aamir Khan, Zaira Wasim’s Diwali release is high on emotions”
– Hindustantimes

Average Reviews

2.5
“How a little girl with big dreams becomes a burka-wearing YouTube sensation is the story of the film. But the cliches drown what could be fun and frothy into sentimental molasses.”
– Nowrunning

2.5
“Zaira Wasim and singer Meghna Mishra are the stars of this mother-daughter drama”
– Indiatoday: Suhani Singh

2.5
” The Zaira Wasim and Aamir Khan starrer stops short of being superlative”
– Indianexpress

Negative Reviews

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