Whenever there is a discussion about bold films in Bollywood our mind has a tendency to veer towards films that were sexually explicit. Although it is a fact that in our society where sex is a topic always shrouded in mystery, tackling sexual explicitness is indeed a bold challenge for any filmmakers.However, boldness on screen is not always served on bed covered in white satin sheets, or reflected through steamy lip locks and make out scenes. Instead, there are also films that had nothing or little to do with sex but were bold, nay, explosive to say the least. From politically sensitive topics to challenging the notions of religion, these films were bold and fearless in their content, but had nothing to do with sex.FiraaqThis film painted a poignant picture of one of the most controversial incidents of Indian history, the 2002 Gujarat riots. The movie did not have steamy sex scenes but made the audience and censor board uncomfortable with the way it reflected the brutality of communal riots that people from both the communities in the aftermath of the riots.AandhiWhen it comes to Indian political figures, its best to not to dig too deep. Although the makers maintained throughout that Suchitra Sen’s character in the film was a figment of the imagination, the similarities that it shared with the erstwhile Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was simply too much to be a coincidence. Given the political ramification it could have, the film was surely an extremely bold attempt on the part of makersOMG- Oh My GodIn a climate where religious sentiments are hurt more than the romantic feelings of a teenager and the end result of it can even prove to be fatal, making a movie that dismantles the popular notions of all major religions in the country as we know it was one heck of a risky and bold venture. But the film did not only manage to stay true to its point but also entertained the audience with a fresh new concept.AmuThere are certain incidents in Indian history that nobody really wants to re-live but indeed says a lot about us as a country. One such incident that is almost a sure shot way of stirring troubles is even lightly touching upon the Sikh massacre that followed the assassination of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. It was on this taboo topic that the film Amu was made. Although the films remains majorly unknown, it was one really bold attempt to capture the chaos of the grievous episodeHaiderIt is no news that Kashmir is one delicate topic that people in power do not want filmmakers to mess around with. Thus, trouble was on cards when Vishal Bharadwaj wanted his adaptation of Hamlet to play out in the backdrop of violence and political chaos-ridden Kashmir. If that was not enough, the film also slightly touched upon the taboo topic of the Oedipal complex which is explosive, to say the least. The cinematic brilliance of the maker and the finesse of actors Tabu and Shahid shines through scenes where the sexual tension between a mother and son is played out in the most nuanced way.Black FridayTrust Anurag Kashyap to deliver a knockout punch of a film about a sensitive issue like Mumbai bomb blasts. If you thought lip locks and steamy sex scenes make a film bold, let this gritty and raw portrayal of events that actually transpired during this unfortunate incident, change your definition of bold forever.
February 20, 2018 10:38 IST
The decade of the 90s brought some of the most iconic films to be ever made in Bollywood. The decade was highly dominated by romantic genre and the romantic films emerged as the winner at the Filmfare awards a record 8 times. Not only that, the decade was also full of soulful romantic melodies thanks to singers like Kumar Sanu, Udit Narayan, and composers like Nadeem-Shravan and Jatin-Lalit.Who would have thought that classic romances like Dil, Saajan,Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam,Dil To Pagal Hai, DDLJ, Raja Hindustani etc. would release in the 90s? Those were the times when a film would run in the cinema halls for the most part of the year and single-screens were the only way of watching a film in the theatre. Here are 10 highest films of each year of the 90s and their gross adjusted for inflation:Year: 1990 Highest Grossing Film: Dil Collection: 10 Crores Adjusted Gross: 126 CroresYear: 1991 Highest Grossing Film: Saajan Collection: 10 Crores Adjusted Gross: 131 CroresYear: 1992 Highest Grossing Film: Beta Collection: 13 Crores Adjusted Gross: 154 CroresYear: 1993 Highest Grossing Film: Aankhen Collection: 14 Crores Adjusted Gross: 151 CroresYear: 1994 Highest Grossing Film:Hum Apke Hain KounCollection: 70 Crores Adjusted Gross: 711 CroresYear: 1995 Highest Grossing Film: Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge Collection: 53 Crores Adjusted Gross: 461 CroresYear: 1996 Highest Grossing Film:Raja HindustaniCollection: 43 Crores Adjusted Gross: 394 CroresYear: 1997 Highest Grossing Film: Border Collection: 39 Crores Adjusted Gross: 356 CroresYear: 1998 Highest Grossing Film:Kuch Kuch Hota HaiCollection: 46 Crores Adjusted Gross: 342 CroresYear: 1999 Highest Grossing Film: Hum Saath Saath Hain Collection: 39 Crores Adjusted Gross: 274 Crores
February 20, 2018 08:51 IST
Indian television has given the audience a lot their favorite characters and the industry has benefitted form the slew of talented actresses that tv gives a platform to. Given the magnitude of the TV industry, it employs a lot of talented actors whom we would have never discovered otherwise. However, like film here also, apart from talent and popularity, luck is needed to become a star. There are many talented actresses who had it all, the looks, the talent and even the popularity, however, they never got to play a lead in a TV serial. Here are a few of them.15 PhotosGallery- 15 Popular Television Actresses Who Never Played A Lead In TV SerialsAdvertisements<div class="rev-container" id="rev-gallery-16973"></div>Aashka GoradiaUploaded by Avipsha Sengupta on 20 Feb, 2018She was almost a lead in so many cases but never played a proper lead character1/15Ashwini KalsekarUploaded by Avipsha Sengupta on 20 Feb, 2018The veteran actress even left her mark in films, but never appeared in show as a lead2/15Chahat KhannaUploaded by Avipsha Sengupta on 20 Feb, 2018We never got to see this pretty actress playing the lead3/15Kamya PunjabiUploaded by Avipsha Sengupta on 20 Feb, 2018A stellar actor, it is sad that TV typecasted her in negative roles4/15Lavina TandonUploaded by Avipsha Sengupta on 20 Feb, 2018Our dear Ruqaiya Begum also never played a lead.5/15Manini MishraUploaded by Avipsha Sengupta on 20 Feb, 2018Even she was typecasted as a villain6/15Parvati SehgalUploaded by Avipsha Sengupta on 20 Feb, 2018She became a household name after Mann Kee Awaaz...Pratigya, but never played a lead in any show thereafter7/15Poonam GoelUploaded by Avipsha Sengupta on 20 Feb, 2018She has been a part of many shows and have essayed pivotal characters, but never got a lead character to play8/15Roshni ChopraUploaded by Avipsha Sengupta on 20 Feb, 2018This vivacious beauty has donned many hats and even after crazy popularity never played a lead role in any TV serial9/15Sadiya SiddiqueUploaded by Avipsha Sengupta on 20 Feb, 2018She has also been in the industry for long and given several brilliant performances, but never as a lead10/15Shikha SinghUploaded by Avipsha Sengupta on 20 Feb, 2018We sincerely hope that our Aaliya gets a show to herself to explore her potential properly11/15Shruti BapnaUploaded by Avipsha Sengupta on 20 Feb, 2018This talented actress was also never seen in a lead role12/15Simple KaulUploaded by Avipsha Sengupta on 20 Feb, 2018Pam from Shararat would have surely made a popular lead, but sadly that never happened13/15Tina ParekhUploaded by Avipsha Sengupta on 20 Feb, 2018At one point, Mukti played by her was the most important character in Kasautii Zindagi Kay, but even then she never played a lead14/15Rakshanda KhanUploaded by Avipsha Sengupta on 20 Feb, 2018She is undoubtedly one of the most popular faces on television, yet she always has to settle for negative characters and not leads15/15Gallery- 15 Popular Television Actresses Who Never Played A Lead In TV Serials
February 20, 2018 09:04 IST
Bollywood celebrities are mostly seen flaunting different and glamourous outfits which often create a huge stir in the social media. Their outfits not only breaks the internet but also gives fashion goals to their fans and admirers all over the world. Some of the celebrities are known to change their outfits almost 10-12 times in a day and some of them are known to wear only designer clothes.Still, there are some Bollywood celebrities who are mostly seen wearing one type of outfits. These outfits are their comfort zones and these celebrities prefer to wear them all the time. There are many actors, directors, choreographers who we have seen carry the same sort of outfit all these years. Here are 13 of them:13 PhotosGallery- 13 Bollywood Celebrities Who Wear The Same Type Of Outfits All The TimeAdvertisements<div class="rev-container" id="rev-gallery-16963"></div>Amitabh BachchanUploaded by Aashish on 20 Feb, 2018The actor is mostly seen wearing Bandhgalas or suits during events and functions.1/13Saroj KhanUploaded by Aashish on 20 Feb, 2018The choreographer is mostly seen in salwar-suits.2/13Abbas-MustanUploaded by Aashish on 20 Feb, 2018The director duo is always seen wearing white.3/13Bappi LahiriUploaded by Aashish on 20 Feb, 2018The singer-composer always wears a lot of jewelry and is mostly seen in dark outfits.4/13Farah KhanUploaded by Aashish on 20 Feb, 2018The choreographer-director is mostly seen in full sleeve tops.5/13Ranveer SinghUploaded by Aashish on 20 Feb, 2018The actor is known for his quirky outfits that have won him many admirers.6/13Mani RatnamUploaded by Aashish on 20 Feb, 2018The director likes to keep it simple and is mostly seen wearing shirts at different events.7/13RajinikanthUploaded by Aashish on 20 Feb, 2018The Tamil superstar is mostly seen wearing simple white clothes.8/13RekhaUploaded by Aashish on 20 Feb, 2018The actress is mostly seen in sarees.9/13Sanjay Leela BhansaliUploaded by Aashish on 20 Feb, 2018The acclaimed director is mostly seen wearing black kurtas.10/13Karan JoharUploaded by Aashish on 20 Feb, 2018The director likes to wear dark suits and has an affinity for glittery shoes.11/13Vidya BalanUploaded by Aashish on 20 Feb, 2018The award-winning actress is mostly seen in sarees.12/13Salman KhanUploaded by Aashish on 20 Feb, 2018The actor is always seen wearing Being Human outfits.13/13Gallery- 13 Bollywood Celebrities Who Wear The Same Type Of Outfits All The Time
February 20, 2018 06:23 IST
It is not easy to be a viral sensation on the internet. But then again, come to think of it, it is not too difficult as well. Did Priya Warrier had any clue that one wink will her the sensation she is or did the Pakistani chaiwala had any clue that a random photo will turn his world upside down and get him modeling contracts. But that is how the world of internet is. In a world where the number of interests equals the number of internet users, it is never possible to predict what will people go crazy over.In the same way, if you thought good melodies and soulful voices are what people like in the name of music, these people proved otherwise. They might sound like a wind passing through the cracks of a bamboo, but they have millions of views on their music videos on the internet. Here are 10 cringe pop artists that taught us you don't need to know music to make a viral music video. Some you have surely heard of before, while some you will thank us for after watching.Dhinchak PoojaMake way for the undisputed queen and let her take her selfies.Taher ShahFaith destroyed in mankind forever.Om Prakash MishraOn behalf of your beloved aunty, no, please don't come anywhere close to us.Bhim NiroulaThis is sadly etched n our memories so firmly that we cannot delete itRebecca BlackWhat's with bad singing and names of the day?Vennu MalleshOk, fine, it is your life do whatever you want, as long as it is not singing. Because frankly that makes us want to up our livesJacintha MorrisOh dear god, what did I just see, hear, experience?Daimaou KosakaOk, so this one was a satire. But still, it is annoying and catchy and thus on our listJan TerriSo, that was a well thought out attempt and not the singer's kid making random noises with random things in the houseZladThese guys deserve more fame than they have got. Beware it is really catchy.
February 20, 2018 04:18 IST
Rani Mukerji’s Bollywood comeback film Hichkiis all set to release in March and has high hopes placed on it by fans. The film is set on a school teacher played byRani who suffers from the Tourette syndrome. The title song of the film ‘Oye Hichki’ has finally been released and we see Rani having quite some fun with the kids which teaching us some very valuable life lessons.Sung by Harshdeep Kaur, the song has a very catchy tune and it seems that it would catch on. Just like the film the song comes with its own set of life lessons.From learning to overcome stereotypes to breaking barriers, the song does make us realize that some hiccups in life do not make a sound.Enjoying a fun evening out with kids in the song Rani is seen having a gala time and we quite enjoyed seeing her back on the screen.Now we just can’t wait to see Hichki in the theaters on 23rdMarch 2018.
February 20, 2018 03:33 IST
It’s always hearts and flowers when Indian cricket team skipper Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma. The duo gives their millions of fans crazy romantic goals and can just melt hearts away with just a click together. They did exactly that just one more time as Virat has shared the most romantic picture with his “one and only” Anushka on Instagram.My one and only! ♥️😇♥️A post shared byVirat Kohli(@virat.kohli) onFeb 20, 2018 at 12:14am PSTThe couple tied the knot secretly in Italy in December 2017 in a dreamy wedding and surprised one and all. That was followed by two receptions in Delhi and Mumbai, before Virat left for the Indian Cricket Team’s South Africa tour.The people responsible for making the most memorable occasion of our lives peaceful and beyond beautiful 🙏🏼 - our lovely wedding planners @shaadisquadA post shared byVirat Kohli(@virat.kohli) onDec 14, 2017 at 12:17pm PSTAnushka in the meanwhile was busy with her schedule for Zero with Shah Rukh Khan and Katrina Kaif and also played the perfect cheer girl hooting Virat on from a distance.Don’t they just make you believe in fairy tales all over again?
February 20, 2018 02:37 IST
The year 2018 has an interesting slate of upcoming films and almost every big star is coming up with a film which has the potential to earn a lot of money at the box-office. The year already started with a bang with Padmaavat being the second entrant to the 500 Crore club after Aamir Khan'sSecret Superstarbecame a box-office juggernaut in China and is still going strong.Padmaavathas earned more than 276 Crores in India since the day of its release and Secret Superstar has collected more than 760 Crores in China till now and is currently the second highest grossing Indian film in China. The first position is firmly held by Aamir Khan's Dangal which earned a whopping 1200 Crores in China. Seeing the auspicious start to the year after a dull 2017 has heightened the hopes of fans as well as industry and trade analysts. Here are 5 other films of 2018 which can gross more than 500 Crores worldwide:Thugs of Hindostan:TheAamir Khanstarrer is an adventure period/action drama which also features Katrina Kaif, Amitabh Bachchan and Fatima Sana Sheikh in prominent roles and is directed by Vijay Krishna Acharya of Dhoom 3 fame. The duo already has a blockbuster in Dhoom which at one time was the highest grossing Bollywood film of all time and going by Aamir Khan's massive popularity in China alone, 500 Crores should be a cakewalk.Race 3:Salman Khantakes over the driver's seat from Saif Ali Khan and leads the ensemble cast that includes Bobby Deol, Daisy Shah, Jacqueline Fernandez, Saqib Saleem etc. The film is the 3rd part of the widely popular Race franchise and with Salman Khan's addition, the film has the potential to break 500 Crore barrier.Zero:TheShah Rukh Khanstarrer is a romantic-comedy-drama which stars the actor as a dwarf. Anushka Sharma andKatrina Kaifstar in major roles in this Anand L Rai directorial and the teaser of the film got everyone talking. People are curious to see Shah Rukh in a new avatar and with one of the biggest actors in the world as the lead, the film can easily break the 500 Crore barrier.Sanju:RanbirKapoor's highest grossing worldwide film is Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani which earned 318 Crores worldwide but this Sanjay Dutt biopic is directed by master filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani who has delivered blockbusters like Lage Raho Munnabhai, 3 Idiots, and PK. The latter two were the highest grossing films of all time at one point. PK earned 831 Crores worldwide and Dangal, a biopic, earned 387 Crores in India and a whopping 1800 Crores worldwide. Hopes are high from Sanju.2.0:The sequel to Enthiran has none other than superstar Rajinikanth in the lead and also boasts of the presence of superstar Akshay Kumar. Rajinikanth's previous film Kabali earned more than 600 Crores worldwide and with a worldwide following in hundreds of millions, Rajini's 2.0 can definitely break the 500 Crore barrier. A few experts are thinking that the film may earn more than 1000 Crores worldwide.
February 20, 2018 02:15 IST
Yes, you read that right. A sequel to 2004 hit might be in order.She might be the toast of the world now, but the first time world sat up and took notice of Priyanka Chopra was in Aitraaz. Her portrayal of Sonia re-defined the word femme fatale for a generation and she earned her first Filmfare for the role. It was the first of chapter of the incredible success story that she wrote thereafter. Thus with the news of Aitraaz having a sequel, that might also feature the diva herself we simply cannot contain our excitementReportedly Subhash Ghai has already spoken to Priyanka and she has also shown interest in the project. If sources are to be believed and if a sequel to Aitraaz is actually on the cards, here is what we would like to in the sequel of the film.Sexual EmpowermentOne of the many reasons why Aitraaz was a success was due to the ultimate antagonist played by Priyanka Chopra. Although she was the ‘vamp’ in the movie, it was new for Indian audience to see a woman in charge of her own sexuality. However, the sad part is, because this is something society usually struggles to comprehend, her character was shown in a negative light. We really hope and pray that in the sequel, women taking charge of their sexuality is shown in an empowering way and not as something that is the domain of 'immoral women'.Thriller AngleIs it such just me or did Aitraaz just brushed past the genre of thriller? The treatment of the film was very akin to that of a pacy thriller but somehow it wasn’t explored enough. So it the sequel happens, won’t it be great to make it into a proper thriller? A thriller, courtroom drama combined with the sexiness of the film-this would sure be a winning formula.Abbas-Mustan’s RedemptionWhile the Hollywood cinephiles of this country had cried foul time and again, we are totally thankful to the director duo Abbas-Mustan for giving us some of the most stylish and twisted super hits. However, the duo’s last directorial outing was embarrassing, to say the least. Thus, this venture could be the perfect way to redeem themselves after the fiasco named ‘Machine’.Relationship WoesWe totally love the old Aitraaz, but to come to think of it the plot would be somewhat dated now. Thus instead of the whole husband-wife angle, if the story revolves around the dysfunctional relationships of today, it would probably be easier for the young audience to relate to it.Musical MasalaAlthough the songs of the film were quite popular back in the days it released, to be honest, the music of the film left us wanting more. The narrative has a great scope for music and makers can surely play with a new sound of music. Also, imagine Priyanka Chopra, who will probably anyway be a part of the film, cooing to some sexy melody in the movie in her own velvety voice. Swoons.
February 20, 2018 12:35 IST
Gaurav Chopra, exBigg Boss 10contestant and popular TV actor known for his roles in serials like Left Right Left, Sadda Haq, and Aisa Des Hai Mera tied the knot with Hitisha in a private wedding ceremony in Delhi. His wedding has surprised everyone from his fans to the TV world and wishes started pouring in for the couple the moment news came out.The wedding was an intimate affair and Gaurav's family and close friends were present along with Hitisha's near and dear ones. The TV world is seeing some of is hottest singles getting hitched and stars like Gaurav Chopra,Gautam Rode, and Shoaib Ahmed are now taken.ActorKaran Mehraalso flew into Delhi for the wedding with his wife Nisha Rawal and teased his fans on social media by dressing up for something special to look forward to. Gaurav wore an off-white sherwani and was looking dapper while Hitisha looked beautiful in a red lehenga.
February 20, 2018 11:46 IST