As the results of the Delhi elections came out on Tuesday, this is how the prominent faces of all the political parties fared at the ballot box. Take a look at some important results from the Assembly elections in the national capital.
Rajshri Productions' 'Maine Pyaar Kiya' hits the screens and scorches the Box Office. The newcomers, Salman Khan and Bhagyashree, become nation-wide heart-throbs. The critics laud film and the female lead, but aren’t so kind to Salman. ‘Another flash in the pan like Kumar Gaurav’ is the common refrain.
Hordes of Bollywood films hit the screens each year but only a handful among them create tremendous pre-release buzz. Here are the 10 most awaited movies that are slated to release in 2020.
The biggest challenge while making a list of the biggest blockbusters of the decade is to decide what the determining factor should be. As the period spans ten years, one cannot simply pick the ten highest grossers and proclaim them as the biggest blockbusters because the prices of tickets shoot up every year, especially for marquee, big-budget releases.Hence, the nett collections of -- for example -- a ‘Race 3’ released in 2018 are more than a ‘Dabangg’, which hit the screens in 2010, though the latter is a much bigger blockbuster. Hence, the ideal yardstick to measure the magnitude of Box-Office success of films is the number of footfalls. Footfalls are nothing but the number of tickets sold by cinema halls across India. So, a ‘Dabangg’ has more footfalls than a ‘Race 3’ and would have done much more business than the latter if released in 2018 because of increased ticket rates over the years.Here are the 10 blockbusters which released between 2010-2019 and struck gold at the turnstiles.Notes:1) ‘Baahubali 2: The Conclusion’ is excluded as it was a Telugu movie dubbed in Hindi. This list takes into account only Bollywood films.2) Footfalls are number of tickets sold within India.
While 2019 gave Bollywood a few big hits, there were also many opulently mounted films, carrying huge expectations, which bit the dust at the ticket counters.
Indian politicians say the darnedest things, right? 2019 saw some of the most controversial quotes by our netas. Here are 10 of the best, or let’s say, worst, statements that raised many an eyebrow.
An image of a Nigerian man, arrested by the cops, is going viral on social media. For the next few week do no eat any products from Cadbury, as a worker from the company has added his blood contaminated with HIV (AIDS). Several Nigerian news websites identify the man in the image as Aminu Sadiq Ogwuche, the alleged mastermind of the Nyanya bus station bombing of 2014.
A photo of Akshay Kumar and PM Narendra Modi is doing the rounds on social media with a claim that the Bollywood superstar has donated Rs 10 crore for the construction of Ram Mandir. The actor is very active on social media platforms and shares all the latest updates about himself. In the past, the media has widely covered the donations made by Bollywood actors, including Akshay, for social causes.
From tasting success early to fading away in double-quick time. Here’s recounting the stars whose meteoric rise was matched only by their equally shocking disappearance from the mainstream.
In 1969, 'Aradhna' and 'Do Raaste' released within 3 months of each other. Both went on to be blockbusters and were the two biggest grossers of the year. The connecting link between the two was Rajesh Khanna, the leading man.
Nothing sums up Salman’s umimpeachable connection with Eid more succinctly than a tweet of director Shirish Kunder: “There may soon be a generation that believes Eid is celebrated because a Salman Khan film is releasing.”
The Indian general elections are generally an unpredictable affair, with no candidate, irrespective of their clout and stature, assured of a win. Most elections have borne witness to many a titan biting the dust and unheralded names stepping up to the plate.Here are the most shocking defeats in the history of the Lok Sabha polls.
A photograph of Bollywood couple Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone, in which they can be seen wearing saffron scarves on which ‘Vote for BJP’ is inscribed, has gone viral on social media platforms. It is a call to people to vote for the Bharatiya Janata Party. The post seems to be aimed at showing that the Bollywood superstars are actually endorsing the BJP and its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi’s and urging the people to vote for him and his party.
Rahul Gandhi’s southward bound to Wayanad, Kerala is not the first time a leader has searched for an alternative ‘safe’ seat to contest the Lok Sabha polls from. Here are some other famous instances when politicians contested from multiple constituencies.
In a carrer spanning three decades, Ajay Devgn has enacted a range of roles with utmost sincerity and felicity. As the superstar turns 50, let’s revisit his 10 most loved movies.
A post that is going viral on various social media platforms quotes Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan as saying, “I’ll leave the country if Pakistanis artists are banned.” This has been shared on many Facebook pages, and by several users, and has also appeared on Twitter. The relations between India and Pakistan have deteriorated drastically ever since the Pulwama attack in which more than 40 CRPF jawans were killed. In the wake of the dreadful attack, All India Cine Workers Association announced a total ban on Pakistani actors and artists working in the Indian film industry on February 18, 2019.
One can suspend disbelief and forsake logic voluntarily if a screwball comedy has engaging screenplay, wacky characters and rip-roaring gags. In that regard, director Indra Kumar’s ‘Total Dhamaal’ should have been named ‘Partial Dhamaal’ because it provides everything – laughs to entertainment- in half measures.
A photo that has gone viral on social media purportedly shows the ‘brother of Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath’ selling tea at a stall. The post was originally composed by a person named Neelam Chaturvedi, who claims to be an MLA, on Facebook and has since been shared by over 26,000 users. If one browses through detailed profiles on Yogi, compiled by several media houses, it is clear that the UP CM has 3 brothers – two younger and one elder – and 2 sisters.
It was the innings that heralded the ‘Sachin era’. Before this ODI, Sachin used to bat in the middle-order, mostly at no.5, and had not smashed a ton in 70-odd ODIs. Before the match, India’s regular opener Navjot Singh Sidhu suffered an ankle injury and was ruled out of the match.