Aamir Khan’s Ghajini has raked huge amount of money at the box office and has become one of the most successful Bollywood films of all time. So, when the Ghajini team celebrated the second success party of Ghajini after making 200 crores, the producer of the movie Madhu Mantena decided to show his gratitude to Aamir by presenting him a golden statue of Aamir. This statue shows Aamir’s Ghajini look and is made of solid gold. The statue might have cost Madhu about 70 – 80 lakhs though he was not ready to tell the amount spent in the statue. The statue was made similar to the Oscar award statue and also had Aamir’s eight pack Ghajini abs in it. The director A R Murugadoss was also gifted a statue by the producer though it was not of pure gold like Aamir’s.
It has certain amount of other metal to make it malleable. Solid gold wouldn’t allow the identical Ghajini shape to be done in gold. But the idea was to create an Oscar-sized statue exclusively for Ghajini. Aamir knew he was getting a trophy. But he didn’t know it would be golden and with his Ghajini’s look. He was overwhelmed
Now Aamir has accepted this golden statue although he had rejected his wax statue being made at Madam Tussaud’s Wax Museum in London in the past. He did not like to be immortalized at Tussauds as he believed that it was not a priority for him. Its a bit difficult to understand Aamir sometimes
Akshay Kumar has rejected the best popular actor award that he recived at the Nokia 15th Annual Star Screen Awards. However, Akshay was in a happy mood when he came with his wife to attend the award function. But later on when he was presented the Best Popular Actor award he refused to accept it saying that Aamir Khan had done much better than him in Ghajini and deserved it. Akshay said that he had watched Ghajini recently and he felt that Aamir Khan had done a lot better than him or any other Bollywood actor this year. He said that he believes that Aamir Khan should have won the award irrespective of the fact that he attends award functions or not.
Akshay Kumar said
It is Aamir Khan who deserves this award. I will request Aamir to accept this award instead of me
However, many people also think that the best actor award won by Hrithik Roshan although Aamir Khan and Akshay were nominated might have hurt him. But everybody appreciated this show of appreciation by Akshay Kumar. Akshay’s gesture was a bit weird but everybody believed that Aamir had done far better than anybody else and deserved to win the best actor award for Ghajini without any doubt.
The results of the Nokia 15th Annual Star Screen awards managed to surprise many people. Aamir Khan’s Ghajini did not bag any big award except the best debutant by Asin Thottumkal. This got huge criticism on all quarters in Bollywood and most people thought that Aamir Khan should have won the best actor award for his awesome performance in Ghajini. The following are the results of the star screen awards 2009.
Ashutosh Gowariker – Jodhaa Akbar
Neeraj Pandey – A Wednesday!
Best Actor (Male)
Hrithik Roshan – Jodhaa Akbar
Best Actor (Female)
Priyanka Chopra – Fashion
Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Male)
Arjun Rampal – Rock On!!
Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Female)
Shahana Goswami – Rock On!!
Best Actor in a Negative Role (Male/Female)
Akshaye Khanna – Race
Best Actor in a Comic Role (Male/Female)
Tusshar Kapoor – Golmaal Returns
Best Background Music
A. R. Rahman – Jodhaa Akbar
A. R. Rahman – Jaane Tu… Ya Jaane Na
Best Playback Singer (Male)
KK – Khuda Jaane (Bachna Ae Haseeno)
Best Playback Singer (Female)
Shilpa Rao – Khuda Jaane (Bachna Ae Haseeno)
Anvita Dutt Guptan – Khuda Jaane (Bachna Ae Haseeno)
Most Promising Newcomer (Male)
Farhan Akhtar – Rock On!!
Most Promising Newcomer (Female)
Asin Thottumkal – Ghajini
Neeraj Pandey – A Wednesday!
Shiraz Ahmed – Race
Best Art Direction
Best Popular Actor Award
Akshay Kumar – Singh Is Kinng
Best Popular Actress Award
Aishwarya Rai – Jodhaa Akbar
Best Animation Film
John Abraham – Abhishek Bachchan (Dostana)
Lifetime Achievement Award
Ramnath Goenka Award
Ghajini celebrated its second success party after crossing 200 crores worldwide gross. Aamir Khan came to the success party for a day though he was busy in the shooting of his next movie Rajkumar Hirani’s 3 Idiots. 3 Idiots would be a comedy and Aamir would be playing a college student in this movie directed by Hirani of Munnabhai fame. On the occassion, Ghajini heroines Asin Thottumkal and Jiah Khan were also present. The movie’s villain Pradeep Rawat who played the character of Ghajini in the movie and the director A R Murugadoss were also present at the party.
Chandni Chowk to China premiere at Los Angeles, California which was the first worldwide premiere of the movie. Akshay Kumar has left no stone unturned in the promotion of the movie after the huge success of Aamir Khan’s Ghajini and Shahrukh Khan Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi. There would be seven international premieres of movie before its release on January 16. These photos are of the first premiere of Chandni Chowk to China held at the Warner Brother premises becoming the first Bollywood movie to do so. Akshay’s wife Twinkle Khanna and lead actress of CC2C were also present at the premiere. There were a lot of Hollywood directors also present on the occasion including John Landis, the director of Beverly Hills Cop 3, Blues Brothers, Coming To America and Trading Places, Rob Cohen of Dragonheart, The Fast & Furious, Bruce Lee Story and McG, and who has just finished Terminator 4. The exact schedule of the premieres are Los Angeles premiere on January 7 followed by New York premiere on January 9, Toronto, Canada premiere on January 10, London Premiere at the the Empire theater, Leicester Square on January 11, Dubai premiere on January 12, Bangkok premiere on January 13 and finally Delhi premiere on January 14. Akshay seems to have decided to make this film a huge hit overseas too. Best of luck Akshay!
Ghajini has already rocked all cinema houses after the copyright issues with the original Tamil producers got resolved. There was a fear of postponing of Ghajini during its release as Chennai High Court had stopped the screening of the film just a day before the film’s release. However, the Mumbai High Court ruled in it’s favour and Ghajini went live on Christmas. We all know the story after that when it went on to become the most successful Bollywood movie in such a short span of time gathering over 170 crores gross in 10 days. The copyright issues seems to have been resolved but there is another fresh case appearing. Pratibha Naithani a lecturer at St Xavier’s College, Mumbai has filed a PIL “in the interest of children” at the Mumbai High Court challenging the U/A certificate received by Ghajini. She states that there is too much violence in the movie to be provided with an U/A certificate and the hearing of the case is slated for next week. She is already won a PIL in the past which forced TV channels to stop telecasting A rated adult films on the idiot box. Lets wait and see what happens but Ghajini has already made enough moolah and this would hardly affect its box office collections.
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.
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.
India’s first 3D game Ghajini has been launched by Eros Entertainment and FXLabs. The game is based on Aamir Khan’s sensationally successful movie Ghajini and it got Aamir Khan’s voice and graphics. It would be promoted throughout the world and the game might be a huge success being India’s first 3D game and based on such a huge movie. Here are four exclusive promos of the game.
Ghajini has been a huge success at the box office and the crew of Ghajini gave a party to celebrate the success of the movie. Aamir Khan cut the cake at the party while the Asin, Jiah and the director A R Murugadoss were also present. Asin was looking exceptionally beautiful in her kurta while Jiah wore a black and white mini skirt.