Box office collections is rock steadily for Ghajini with the Aamir Khan movie crossing 170 crores within ten days of its release. Ghajini has not only become the first Indian movie to cross the 100 crore mark but its collection has been rock steady even now. With no big release last week, it is not facing any tough competition and it is expected to rule the box office steadily till the release of Chandni Chowk to China starring Akshay Kumar and Deepika Padukone. Asin Thottumkal has also been appreciated for her excellent comic timing and she has already been flooded with several movie and advertisement offers. Lets wait and see if and when the Ghajini mania dies down. Congratulations to Aamir, Asin and Murugadoss for the movie which has carved out a new box office report in India.
Surprised! No, it’s not not a TV channel dedicated to Shilpa Shetty but it is the name of her new blog which she would be launching soon. Shilpa Shetty was the anchor of last year’s most popular Indian reality show Bigg Boss 2 where she used to interact with the housemates through “Shilpa Channel”. The name “Shilpa Channel” became quite famous especially by the housemates and Shilpa has decided to name her blog “Shilpa Channel” through which she would be interacting with all her fans. Most of the Bollywood stars have got into blogging with Aamir Khan, Amitabh Bachan and Shahrukh Khan posting regularly in their own blogs. Shilpa Shetty has also decided to continue in the same trend and start her own blog to interact with her fans. After a lot of thinking, she has decided to name it Shilpa Channel which would remind of her Big Boss and Big Brother image. Shilpa Shetty had turned from a normal Indian actress to an international celebrity through celebrity Big Brother UK title and she does not want hr fans to forget that soon. That is a clever step indeed
John Abraham is appreciated for his great muscular body amongst Bollywood actors. He has got a physique which most Bollywood actors would die for with the blending of a great height and a muscular body. But he is awe struck at Aamir Khan’s body in Ghajini which he had developed within such a short period of time.
I may be fit but when I look at Aamir Khan and the way he has developed his body just for a role, it scares me. We actors should take a leaf out of his book and look at how he has changed cinema in this country
Aamir has really managed to amaze everybody by his perfection. Aamir recently said that he has stopped heavy exercise and would tone down his body for his forthcoming comedy “3 Idiots” where the script demands for a ‘normal and not a muscular body’. That is what you call a perfectionist which Aamir has proved again and again.
Shilpa Shetty, the Bollywood actress who rose to fame prominently after winning celebrity Big Brother UK spent the New Year’s eve with her boyfriend Raj Kundra in Spain. After she celebrated Christmas in London, she flew to Spain for celebrating the new year with her boyfriend and family. She also cooked food for all of them and she was appreciated for her culinary skills. She is expected to marry Raj Kundra in 2009 after her steady affair with him for long.
Kangana Ranaut also celebrated the New Year with her boyfriend Adhyayan Suman (Shekhan Suman’s son and her co-star of Raaz 2) at Koh Samui beaches in Bangkok. This romantic trip was a surprise by Adhayan for her and though he initially planned a trip to Venice but due to lack of time, he chose a destination closer to home at Koh Samui beaches in Bangkok. 2009 is very important for them as their movie Raaz – The Mystery Continues would be releasing this year. It would be especially important for Adhyayan because he is making his debut in Bollywood with Raaz 2 and this would decide his future in the industry.
Ghajini has created history by becoming the first Bollywood movie to cross the box office figure of one billion rupees within a week of its release in Christmas. It has already created the record for the first day earnings by crossing the first day earnings of Singh is Kinng and Om Shanti Om. The film broke all previous box office records though many were concerned if it would do well when India and the world is going through a period of recession. Aamir Khan who has proved himself and his worth in Bollywood once again with Ghajini also praised the director A R Murugadoss. Aamir said
I”m very happy and thankful that the film is being appreciated by the audience so much. The hard work put in by the entire team is being appreciated by the people
The lead actress Asin Thottumkal who also acted in the original Tamil version of Ghajini said
I don’t come with baggage or expectations. I just focus on my work. I thank you all for the love you have given
The movie has done exceptionally well in India as well as abroad and the box office cash meters are still running and it is expected to run for sometime with no big releases nearby. Great job Aamir and great going Ghajini !
Britney Spears is reportedly dating Bollywood choreographer Sandip Soparrkar, who choreographed her “Womanizer” video. According to sources, Britney flew to Jodhpur for a three-day romantic break for Christmas with Sandip or Sandy as she calls him. The couple is said to have been dating for three weeks and Sandip supposedly gifted her an Indian sari which she wore during a candlelit dinner. Britney supposed met Sandip at a party thrown by Madonna earlier this year. In India, she ate Indian food like chicken tikka and they both supposedly had a great time together. These are early days but hope this time Britney has a stable and long relationship with the Indian guy.
Aamir Khan and Asin Thottumkal appear on the cover of Cine Blitz movie magazine this month. The couple are looking great in the magazine cover. Aamir and Asin appears to be appearing in everything related to Bollywood after the huge success of Ghajini.
Legendary Hollywood actors Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger are acting alongside Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar in the supposedly biggest Bollywood movie till date. Kambakkht Ishq is the first Bollywood movie with such huge and mighty Hollywood starcast. Hollywood actress Denise Richards (James Bond girl in World is not Enough) would be romancing Akshay Kumar while Kareena Kapoor is the second lead actress in the movie. Amrita Arora and Aftab Shivdasani would be the other Bollywood names in the movie while the Hollywood cast would include singer Beyonce Knowles, baywatch babe and actress Carmen Electra , “superman” Brandon Routh, Diane Sellers and many others. The two biggest names are still Sylvester Stallone (Rocky and Rambo fame) and California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (Matrix, Predator and Commando fame). The movie is produced by famous Bollywood director Sajid Nadiadwala and directed by Sabir Khan. The movie is the first Indian movie to be shot in the famous Universal Studios in Hollywood. The movie is far bigger in terms of production cost than any Bollywood movie till date and it might even cross a total production cost of 100 crores. The movie would be released on May 29, 2009 and it might work wonders in India as well as abroad with such a huge cast. Akshay seems to be moving ahead of the Khans and going global with Chandni Chowk to China (with Chinese actors) and then Kambakkht Ishq (with a huge Hollywood cast). Here is the first look of the movie with some exclusive pictures.
Akshay Kumar romancing Denise Richards in Roman style in another still
Sylvester Stallone with Kareena Kapoor
Akshay Kumar with Sylvester Stallone
Sylvester Stallone with Arnold Schwarzenegger
Producer Sajid Nadiadwala with Sylvester Stallone
Deepika Padukone has been going on steady with Ranbir Kapoor for long after dumping cricketer Yuvraj Singh. But according to sources, she was spotted watching Aamir Khan movie “Ghajini” with a different guy. While Ranbir Kapoor was busy in shooting for a movie in a different location in Mumbai, Deepkia Padukone was seen watching Ghajini with a different unrecognized guy. Deepika Padukone came out of the movie hall as soon as Ghajini ended and zoomed away in her car. So the buzz going around is that is this her new boyfriend and has she dumped Ranbir or two-timing him? Only time can tell
Shahrukh Khan may be the King Khan but Aamir Khan has defeated SRK once again and proved that he is the king of Bollywood and a perfectionist actor. Aamir Khan’s Ghajini has already been declared a superhit and has all the signs that it would become a blockbuster. Shahrukh Khan’s Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi was also a huge success but it was much lesser in terms of box office collections. Both the Khan’s were at loggerheads recently over who is the best actor in Bollywood and janta has decided to crown Aamir Khan as the best actor in Bollywood.
According to boxofficeindia, the Ghajini reports are as follows
The Ghajini craze continued all over India on Friday as the film collected another 11 crore adding to the 1.75 crore paid previews and 8.75 crore business on Thursday. The nett business for 2 days is an amazing 21.50 crore nett. The expectations now are for 11.50 crore on Saturday and another 13 crore on Sunday.
This would mean all the records completely torn apart as the film would have 46 crore nett business over a four day weekend when no other film has even grossed this much over the whole week. The first week looks to be heading for 60-65 crore nett business which is a mind numbing figure and simply historic.
For RNBDJ, boxofficeindia reported
Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi has done exceedingly well in week one with business of around 41 crore nett. The film has done well in all circuits of india though Bihar is on the lower side. Mysore is record breaking and North is very strong. The film should emerge a Superhit and it remains to be seen if it can do blockbuster business. The 8th day is steady at places with smaller centres seeing larger falls.
So Ghajini will do a much higher business than RBNDJ and is expected to become the first Indian movie to cross the 100 crore net profit. Aamir has beat Shahrukh for sure and proved that he is the best actor though I regard both of them to be very good.