Feb 122018
 

Now that Katrina Kaif’s sister Isabelle is the face of a cosmetic brand and is waiting to debut in Bollywood, all eyes are on her and her surname

Katrina Kaif with sister Isabelle
Katrina Kaif with sister Isabelle

Now that Katrina Kaif’s sister Isabelle is the face of a cosmetic brand and is waiting to debut in Bollywood, all eyes are on her and her surname. She is referring to herself as Isabelle Kaif. Now that’s a bit strange. When Kat began in Bollywood with Kaizad Gustad’s Boom (2003), she was Katrina Turquotte.

The film’s producer, Ayesha Shroff, rechristened her to give her a desi second name. As cricketer Mohammed Kaif was a big draw at that time, his last name was used. Ayesha had initially thought of Katrina Kazi as her screen name, but later did a rethink. The initial print material for Boom had Kat’s name as Katrina Kazi, but that was passed off by as a printing error. But then in Bollywood, a known surname matters.

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Jan 312018
 

Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif’s action drama ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’, which released on December 22, 2017, has already crossed 330 crores at the Box Office

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Katrina Kaif and Salman Khan in a still from the film.

Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif‘s action drama ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’, which released on December 22, 2017, has already crossed 330 crores at the box office. The film is considered to be 2017’s Bollywood’ biggest blockbuster The Ali Abbas Zafar directorial was not only liked by the critics but also by the masses. Salman and Katrina were both seen doing high-octane action sequences. 

The film not only emerged as one of the top grossers of 2017 but also proved to be Salman’s third venture to cross Rs 300 crore milestone. The actor’s last three big hits in the Rs 300 crore club happen to be ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’, ‘Sultan’ and ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’ respectively.

Salman Khan’s devoted fans have showered their love on the film and box office figures are solid proof of the same. The film is Salman and Ali’s second project together.

The movie which is a sequel to 2012’s released ‘Ek Tha Tiger’ has set the Box Office on fire and continues to do so in its sixth week as well.

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Jan 152018
 

From using guns bigger than her face without blinking an eyelid, to savagely and singlehandedly taking down her enemies like it’s nobody’s business; Katrina Kaif is undoubtedly the new superwoman in the block. 

After flooring us all with her badassery in ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’, Katrina is back with a bang with her upcoming movie ‘Thugs of Hindostan’. 

'Thugs Of Hindostan' Cast Flaunt Killer Selfie Game© yash raj films

Unless you were living under a rock all this while, there is no way on earth you wouldn’t be surprised about ‘Thugs of Hindostan’. With a star cast that has names like Aamir Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Jackie Shroff, Katrina Kaif, and ‘Dangal’ girl Fatima Sana Shaikh; this movie deserves to be on the list of most-anticipated movies of 2018. 

And if the stellar star cast wasn’t enough to take our excitement to a pinnacle, Katrina intrigued us further by sharing this picture of her with Aamir Khan and ace choreographer Prabhudeva, as the trio sweat it out while rehearsing a song for the movie. 

#Thugs 😄🌟🦄

A post shared by Katrina Kaif (@katrinakaif) on Jan 13, 2018 at 12:46am PST

There are no doubts that Katrina is a great dancer and when you mix the expertise and tricky style of Prabhudeva with her dance style, sparks are sure to fly. Will this be another ‘Kamli’ moment? 

‘Thugs of Hindostan’ is being helmed by Director Vijay Krishna Acharya, who has earlier worked with Katrina and Aamir in ‘Dhoom 3’.

Well, we honestly can’t for the movie to hit the theatres on November 7, 2018; but more than that, we can’t wait for the two ‘Thugs’, Aamir Khan and Amitabh Bachchan, to work together for the first time.

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Dec 292017
 

Director Ali Abbas Zafar explains why Bollywood superstar Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif were shown married in Tiger Zinda Hai

Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif, who play intelligence agents in the recent release Tiger Zinda Hai, have been shown married and with a child in the action flick. Director Ali Abbas Zafar says this was a crucial decision they had to take for the sequel. 

Katrina Kaif and Salman Khan in Tiger Zinda Hai
Katrina Kaif and Salman Khan in Tiger Zinda Hai

Zafar explains, “In the sequel, we were clear that we present Tiger (Khan) and Zoya (Kaif) as a couple who choose duty over family. Anyone whose heart is in the right place would do the same and stand up for their country. The idea is to rise above daily life for the larger cause of humanity.”

The director says this also provided a connect with the audience. “When you see Tiger and Zoya as a couple, the ability to relate to their characters increases. Also, by choosing their country they are imparting values to their child. It is the duty of every parent to tell their child that they should always stand for humanity and peace.”

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Dec 292017
 

Isabelle Kaif, sister of actress Katrina Kaif, has been announced as the new face of cosmetic brand Lakmé. The brand is already endorsed by actresses Kareena Kapoor Khan and Shraddha Kapoor

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Isabelle Kaif, sister of actress Katrina Kaif, has been announced as the new face of cosmetic brand Lakmé. The brand is already endorsed by actresses Kareena Kapoor Khan and Shraddha Kapoor.

The brand has launched actress Katrina Kaif as its face previously and now her sister is the newest face, said a statement.

“Lakmé is India’s favorite brand. It’s incredible to get an opportunity to represent a brand that has worked with the best makeup experts and introduced some of the biggest beauty trends and products. I am extremely excited to be starting my journey with this iconic brand,” said Isabelle who made her debut with the 2014 film “Dr. Cabbie”, alongside “The Big Bang Theory” actor Kunal Nayyar.

Purnima Lamba, Head of Innovations Lakmé added: “We are proud to introduce Isabelle, following in her sister Katrina’s footsteps as a Lakmé discovery. We look forward to a long association and some great campaigns with her”

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Dec 282017
 

Katrina Kaif has opted out of the Shahid Kapoor-starrer Batti Gul Meter Chalu due to paucity of time to prep for the role due to her choc a bloc schedule

Katrina Kaif has opted out of the Shahid Kapoor-starrer Batti Gul Meter Chalu due to paucity of time to prep for the role. Blame it on her busy schedule as she is shooting back-to-back for Aanand L Rai’s untitled next with Shah Rukh Khan and Vijay Krishna Acharya’s Thugs Of Hindostan, which stars Aamir Khan.

Katrina Kaif
Katrina Kaif

Says a source from the creative team, “The director [Shree Narayan Singh] had given her a script narration. She loved the story and asked her team to work out further details.”

As Kapoor plays the protagonist — a lawyer — the makers were looking for a top A-list female actor opposite him. The source adds. “She has an equally strong role as she plays his friend, philosopher and guide. Kaif seemed to fit the bill. Also, this was the first time Shahid and she would be working together.” But things appeared to fall apart after the narration.

The source continues, “It’s a challenging role and the character mouths dialogues in a particular style as the film is set in Uttarakhand. Kaif would not just have to look the desi character, but also learn the diction, which would be tough given the time constraints, hence she thought it would be better to say no right at the outset. She was keen on being part of the project, but there was no way she could juggle the dates. She tried to work out the schedule, but it looked tough to fit in the prep along with the shooting of the two films.”

Singh, who is on a recce in Uttarakhand, remained unavalibale for comment. Producer Prernaa Arora says, “We approached Katrina as she was our first choice. She loved the subject and the character. We were ready to work together, but there was a clash of dates. There were workshops she couldn’t attend as she’s shooting continuously for Aanand L Rai’s film and Thugs Of Hindostan till March next year.”

Arora further adds, “Batti Gul Meter Chalu needs to be shot in cold climes on outdoor locations in January and February. The story demands a winter backdrop. As Katrina will not be free till March, we couldn’t wait for Katrina.”

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Dec 272017
 

On a normal weekday, the record-breaking Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif’s action entertainer ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’ notches up a humongous 21.60 crore, total India collection races past 173 crores in just 5 days

‘Tiger Zinda Hai’ goes past 173 crores in 5 days, has a fantastic Tuesday! On a normal weekday, the record-breaking action entertainer Tiger Zinda Hai notches up a humongous 21.60 crore, total India collection races past 173 crore in just 5 days! ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’ is on a dream run at the box office. The Salman Khan entertainer had an outstanding hold on Tuesday, a normal working day, to put up a collection of 21.60 crore nett in India. The film has now earned 173.07 crore nett in just 5 days!

Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif
Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif.

The record-shattering run of Tiger Zinda Hai will see the film go well over the 200 crore mark in just 1 week. With the New Year Holidays kicking in, the high-octane visual extravaganza is set to post mind-blowing numbers during the second weekend riding on outstanding audience reviews.

The adrenaline pumping film’s box office run has seen it create multiple Box Office histories in the Hindi cinema industry. From the Biggest Ever Non-Holiday record by a Bollywood film, to the Biggest Ever single day collection of 45.53 crore nett on Day 3, to the Highest Ever 3-day weekend, to the Biggest Ever 4-day extended Holiday weekend – Tiger Zinda Hai has set huge new benchmarks for the industry to chase.

Directed by Ali Abbas Zafar, Tiger Zinda Hai also stars Katrina Kaif in the lead role. Salman and Katrina have teamed up for the first time in 5 long years.

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Dec 252017
 

On the pious occasion of Christmas, the actors have been spreading chilly positive ‘Christmassy’ vibe around. The stars rang in Christmas with lavish dinners and parties at their residence

Come any festival, the Bollywood celebrities turn them into a celebratory season. On the pious occasion of Christmas, the actors have been spreading chilly positive ‘Christmassy’ vibe around. The stars rang in Christmas with lavish dinners and parties at their residence. Karan Johar, Kareena Kapoor Khan, and many other celebs hosted a grand gala. They have also taken to the social media to wish their fans in their customised way.

Yash and Roohi
Karan Johar’s twins Yash Johar and Roohi Johar. Picture Courtesy: Instagram/karanjohar.

Filmmaker Karan Johar, posted an image of his twins- Yash Johar and Roohi Johar to wish his fans and followers.

Actress Katrina Kaif and Alia Bhatt’s friendship is just growing stronger day by day, so much so, that the former posted an image with the latter to wish everyone. They even workout together in the same gym.

Varun Dhawan was seen celebrating the festival with the underprivileged kids.

Twinkle Khanna posted a lovely video of hubby Akshay Kumar and her dancing around the Christmas tree at their home.

As usual Ranveer Singh had an unusual method of wishing- he was seen holding a giant colourful candy in hand and passed on the Christmas wishes.

Deepika Padukone, who is currently in Bangalore with her family, attended midnight mass for the first time and shared a picture from the church.

The newly-married Anushka Sharma, too, extended a Christmas wish.

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Malaika Arora wishing everyone on Instagram.

Malaika Arora
Malaika Arora posted this collage on her Instagram.

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Dec 232017
 

‘Tiger Zinda Hai’ also starring Katrina Kaif in the lead, earned INR 33.75 crore nett in India as it raced past the previous non-holiday record held by ‘Dhoom 3’

Salman Khan‘s mega action entertainer ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’ has taken a gigantic opening to become the biggest non-holiday opener of all time! Yash Raj Film’s high octane visual spectacle, also starring Katrina Kaif in the lead, earned INR 33.75 crore nett in India as it raced past the previous non-holiday record held by Dhoom 3 (also a Yash Raj Film). 

Tiger Zinda Hai
Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif in ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’ poster.

Directed by Ali Abbas Zafar, ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’ has Bollywood’s biggest action hero attempting to take down an army of enemies as he goes on an impossible mission to save nurses held as hostage in war-torn Iraq. The film opened to outstanding reviews from audiences and fans and the business is expected to exponentially grow over the huge Christmas holiday weekend. ‘Tiger Zinda Hai‘ opened to a massive 5,700 screens worldwide, with India Screen Count being a mammoth 4,600.

Commenting on the spectacular opening of the film, director, Ali Abbas Zafar says, “It is an overwhelming and a humbling moment. I thank the audiences for showering so much love on Tiger Zinda Hai. The cast and crew and the entire YRF team have toiled their hearts out and this incredible success will be cherished by all of us. I’m delighted that the film has lived up to the expectations of the fans of India’s biggest action hero Salman Khan and that audiences are enjoying the film across the country and giving us such huge thumbs up.”

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Dec 142017
 

Filmmaker Kabir Khan says he is happy to see Bollywood superstar Salman Khan and actress Katrina Kaif back together on the big screen in the upcoming film ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’

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Kabir Khan, who helmed the 2012 blockbuster ‘Ek Tha Tiger’, says he is excited to see Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif on celluloid with the film’s upcoming sequel ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’.

The director said it is a great franchise and he is confident the second installment will do well commercially. Directed by Ali Abbas Zafar, the movie is set to release on December 22. “It (‘Tiger Zinda Hai’) is superb, it is looking absolutely fantastic. It is a great franchise, it will do really well. The excitement is already there. “It is great to see Salman and Katrina back together, that chemistry that was so evident five years ago, it is as palpable even today. And Ali has only taken it to a bigger level. It is looking lovely,” Kabir told PTI.

Kabir, however, maintained that comparisons between the two films should be avoided. “Every director brings his own vision. There should be no comparisons between the two films. This is a separate film. They have their own dynamics.”It was Kabir who created the characters of the Indian spy Tiger (Salman) and Pakistani spy, Zoya, played by Katrina Kaif. The filmmaker said he is not keen on taking the franchise ahead as he does not believe in the idea of sequels. “I am not sure about(doing) ‘Tiger’ franchise, it has already moved forward. I don’t do sequels. I might do somebody else’s sequels. Out of all the characters that I have created Tiger is one such (part) which should be taken forward and I am glad it is being taken ahead.

“I myself, don’t know if I will ever do sequels, but never say never. I was asked about taking ahead ‘New York’, ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’. Till now sequels don’t really excite me. In a certain sense, I have a closure with characters with the story, so I don’t get excited of taking them ahead.” Kabir was talking on the sidelines of the launch of actor-politician Bina Kak’s photo book, “Silent Sentinels of Ranthambhore” last evening. The book was released by Salman and Katrina.

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