Salman Khanhas always been one of controversies favourite child. Be it his actions or his words, he often makes it to the headlines for reasons beyond his films. He has made way too many rounds to the court for one case or the other. But despite everything, he is the Bhai of Bollywood and a godfather to many, having launched so many newbies into Bollywood.Also read:These 5 Things Prove That Salman Khan Is A Simple Man Despite His Larger Than Life Persona!But we cannot deny that Bhai loves to make some of the most controversial statements and at times his words seem bizarre. Here are the 5 most controversial and bizarre statements that Salman Khan made:1. When Salman Khan thought it was OK to use the word 'Bhangi'.During a promotional tour for Tiger Zinda Hai, Salman Khan said the following statement on stage to describe a dance step! He was booked for his statement too.2. When Salman felt that depression was a luxuryWhile so many stars are busy promoting the fact that mental illness is just like any other disease, Salman took a step back and commented that he does not have the 'luxury' to be depressed! Such progression, Salman!3. When Salman though that 'raped' can be used looselyWhile describing his grueling practice sessions for his film Sultan, Salman said that after coming out of the ring post-practice, he felt like a 'raped woman'. Worst of all, he showed no remorse for his comments!4. When Salman proved that he has no respect for any film, not even his!Well, while so many of us love Bhai and all his films, looks like he is not so respectful, not just to other films but even to his own films!5. And when Bhai made all of us laugh at Koffee With Karan!We could hardly believe that he actually said this!
February 24, 2018 07:28 IST
Since 2011, Sajjad Delafrooz has been on a mission to make it big in Bollywood. His portrayal of the menacing villain, Abu Usman, in Salman Khan-starrer Tiger Zinda Hai has finally given him a sense of having arrived in the industry.The 34-year-old Iranian actor is ecstatic about having garnered praise from all corners for his performance in the film that released in December 2017. “I was trying to make this (recognition) happen for years. It feels good to get beautiful messages from people. Directors and producers are congratulating me, and that’s the best thing,” says Sajjad, who is also gaining popularity among women for his good looks. How does that feel? “It’s beautiful,” he giggles.Sajjad hopes to only grow from here, and he treasures Salman’s advice. “After the screening of the film, bhaijaan told me, ‘Be careful about the projects you choose because your life will change now’,” says Sajjad. About working with Salman, he adds, “I met him while I was preparing for the film. He shared tips about working out. He shares his experiences with you, which is the best thing about him.”Years in between him being a PR manager to bagging Tiger Zinda Hai were all about working hard irrespective of results. “I still remember the exact date — July 29, 2011 — when I decided that I don’t want to continue with a 9-to-5 job and instead take up acting. I started by sending my videos and e-mails to people who are in-charge of such things. I even came to Mumbai in 2014 to try my luck, but that didn’t work. n 2015, I landed a small role in Baby (starring Akshay Kumar)... But I knew I would have to work harder to be in a better place. I never stopped working. Till 2016, I did international projects, movies, television shows. I speak five different languages, so I got to work in different parts of the world, but nothing worked for me,” says Sajjad.And then, one day, he got a call for the Salman starrer. “I would email my work 24/7 to directors and producers, till one day, out of the blue, I got a call for this film. I didn’t know what movie it was, and who else was going to star in it. They told me that they liked my audition, and wanted me to give another one. The entire audition process went on for two-and-a-half months,” he recalls, now hoping that more such opportunities keep coming his way.
January 09, 2018 10:18 IST
Paagal, Aashiq, Shaayar, Makkar, Kamzarf, Mental, Dildaar, Dhokebaaz, Khota, Kameena, Battameez, Behayaa, Matlabi, Chichora and a bunch of whole lot of other adjectives to describe a three feet tall Shah Rukh Khan.The moment is finally is here and SRK has decided to make the most of the first day of the year with the announcement of his upcoming movie with Aanand L. Rai.To be honest, it’s more than just a title announcement, it’s a virtual teaser with lots to offer. At least now we finally have the answer to our visual imagination of SRK as a dwarf. Well not that we weren’t prepared for him to sweep us of our feet, he quite honestly nails it.The title of the film is ZERO.The mini teaser of the film is a signature display of what filmmaker Aanand L Rai is known to do. After having made movies with entertainment at its core, Zero is a film that looks in no different league. Presented with the vibrant cinemascopic colors of the 70’s and 80’s, the film introduces SRK dancing the heart out at a party where he doesn’t seem to belong.And of course not to mention the punchline of the title that Shah Rukh gives volume to in his own unique way, “Hum Jiske Peeche Lag Jaate Hain, Life Bana Dete Hain…”With 21stDecember as it confirmed released date, Shah Rukh Khan has put his fans to the anxiety mode. Let’s hope there’s more in the store for days to come. The excitement level has gone up without a doubt.Produced by Gauri Khan, the film also stars Anushka Sharma and Katrina Kaif as female lead.Check out the announcement video of Zero here:
January 01, 2018 05:38 IST
All you need is a moment in Cinema to leave an impression that lasts forever. Ever imagined the potency of that one single moment? Could Bachchan have become the Bachchan we know had he let Sher Khan take the seat in Zanjeer’s police station scene? Guess not! While most actors in the realm of cinema descend in the hopes of waiting for that moment, the making of a superstar needs a turning point.Let’s take a look at those moments put together as a scene that gave a new direction to an actor’s career. We will talk about scenes that virtually played the most essential role in giving an actor’s journey the shape he could only wish for.Let’s take six of the biggest superstars who started almost around the same time and ended up being superstars in more ways than one:Shah Rukh KhanPushing Shilpa Shetty off the roof in BaazigarShah Rukh had started out as the quintessential romantic boy playing to the gallery and caught notice of some of the eyes. He was struggling for his moment until Abbas-Mustan made him kill the leading lady of a mainstream masala film. We do have our reactions intact with us around this scene, don’t we? That was by all means the turning point in his career. The anti-hero imagery that he became known for was all credited to this scene in Baazigar eventually making him win his first filmfare award for Best Actor. He followed it up with works like Anjaam & Darr and subsequently had to break the shackles to discover THE lover boy in him.Aamir KhanWinning the final race in Jo Jeeta Wohi SikanderThe kind of variety Aamir opted for, it was difficult for him to establish a single moment. However, the visuals of him pipping Deepak Tijori in the final moments of Mansoor Khan’s Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander never left us. Possibly the favorite movie of a lot of 90’s kids, the very scene made Aamir Khan sit in the lap of millions. Even though Aamir Khan didn’t particularly rake up the love he got, it’s safe to sum this was the moment his career got the positive change it needed.Ajay DevgnStruggling for his mother’s burial In ZakhmIn an era when anything closer to reality wasn’t working at the Box Office, Ajay Devgn did a movie called Zakhm and won the National Best Actor Award. His struggle to convince people of fulfilling her mother’s only wish brought out the actor in him we know him as. Of the many scenes he evoked emotions in, the climax was heart wrenching to the core. Nothing remained the same for Ajay as he started getting the recognition a good actor desires.Akshay KumarFighting Off Undertaker in Khiladiyon Ka KhiladiWe know he wasn’t the real UnderTaker but what Akshay did with him was one of the most fascinating moments in the cinema of 90s. Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi wasn’t just an action treat back then, it was a movie that cemented Akshay Kumar’s contention of being the biggest action hero of his era. The talk of him fighting off UnderTaker did rounds for the whole year and Khiladi Kumar got the moment he had been looking for all his life.Hrithik RoshanTaking Abhishek & Uday for a ride after the robbery in Dhoom 2Yeah it’s understandable that he’s known as the Indian superhero but Krrish doesn’t connote to him, style does. The first time Hrithik killed people through his looks and style was with 2006’s Dhoom 2. While the audience had settled in hoping for a cat and mouse chase, he bowled over everyone with his style alone. The escape after the diamond robbery is a sequence that put Hrithik in a different league of actors oozing of styleSalman KhanPicking up a fight in a single screen theater in Tere NaamThe moment came for him more than a decade after he made his debut but it did. A section of college going youngsters found themselves in him when he entered the single theater and started looking for his targets with a torch. He dragged them out kicked asses like he did throughout the movie. The fans he acquired in that particular scene of that particular movie still stand behind Bhai with solidarity. He owes his success to his fans and he owes his fans to Tere Naam. Believe it or not, that scene in Tere Naam has given a different shape to his career that we’re not even sure he is aware of.Can you think of some other turning points in each of these actors’ career? Let us know in comments but remember we’re only talking about SCENES!
December 29, 2017 08:36 IST
Salman Khan has been around for a while now in the industry and certainly knows how things go around here. Ruling the box office and the hearts of die-hard fans, bhai is still leading the game called Bollywood and there is a lot one could learn from his career. He made his debut in 1988 with Biwi Ho Toh Aisi in a supporting role but finally came on his own as the lover boy Prem in Sooraj Barjatiya’s Maine Pyaar Kiya and we knew that it was just the beginning of his journey to superstardom.But while Salman was busy earning accolades for his debut as a leading Bollywood actor, many stars who are making the filmy world go around today with their films and fan following, were just toddlers or teenagers in high school. A complete entertainer, he is still growing stronger each day even at 52 while the other try and catch up. So take a look at how old these popular Bollywood stars from today were when Salman started out his outstanding innings in Bollywood with Maine Pyaar Kiya.
December 28, 2017 08:10 IST
The year 2017 has been hard on the film trade. Big films bombed, star vehicles came cropper and it was left to middle-of-the-road cinema to bring in the money. However, in a year where Baahubali 2 went galloping over the Rs 1000 crore mark and more, others could barely make their way to the Rs 200 crore club.In this scenario comes Salman Khan’s Christmas releaseTiger Zinda Hai.The film has not only broken records of 2017, it has also trampled some of Khan’s previous ones. The film, according to trade analyst Taran Adarsh, has been sensational. “#TigerZindaHai is SENSATIONAL on Day 3... East-West-North-South, the biz witnesses REMARKABLE growth... Metros and beyond metros, plexes and single screens - it’s creating HAVOC... Fri 34.10 cr, Sat 35.30 cr, Sun 45.53 cr. Total: ₹ 114.93 cr. India biz. #TZH,” he wrote.It also broke numerous records, set by Khan himself, “Salman versus Salman - first 3 days...#BajrangiBhaijaan ₹ 102.60 cr [Fri-Sun] #Sultan ₹ 105.53 cr [released on Wed; Wed-Fri] #Tubelight ₹ 64.77 cr [Fri-Sun] #TigerZindaHai ₹ 114.93 cr [Fri-Sun] #TZH India biz.”Tiger Zinda Hai is also the second film of Khan to land in Rs 300 crore club. “#TigerZindaHai #TZH is Salman Khan’s 12th film to cross ₹ 100 cr mark... The HIGHEST by any actor…Highest grosser: #BajrangiBhaijaan [₹ 320.34 cr] Two films in ₹ 300 cr Club: #BajrangiBhaijaan [₹ 320.34 cr] and #Sultan [₹ 300.45 cr] India biz,” Adarsh tweeted.The film also starring Katrina Kaif made over Rs 45 crore on Sunday, a single-day record for a Hindi film. The weekend total of Rs 114.93 crore is also one of the biggest debuts ever seen for a Hindi film. Before this, Khan’s Sultan earned Rs 105 crore in three days. The 2016 film, which released on Eid and was also directed by Ali Abbas Zafar, went on to earn Rs 180 crore at the box office in the five-day weekend.Earlier, trade analyst Taran Adarsh had tweeted, “#TigerZindaHai emerges BOXOFFICE CHAMPION... Shows TERRIFIC trending on Day 2… All set to cross ₹ 100 cr today [Day 3]… Fri 34.10 cr [updated], Sat 35.30 cr. Total: ₹ 69.40 cr. India biz... Biz will be HUGE today and tomorrow [Christmas].”#TigerZindaHaiemerges BOXOFFICE CHAMPION... Shows TERRIFIC trending on Day 2… All set to cross ₹ 100 cr today [Day 3]… Fri 34.10 cr [updated], Sat 35.30 cr. Total: ₹ 69.40 cr. India biz... Biz will be HUGE today and tomorrow [Christmas].— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh)December 24, 2017Not only the domestic market, Tiger Zinda Hai is doing well in international market as well. Quoting rentrak numbers, Adarsh tweeted, “#TigerZindaHai is SUPER-STRONG in North America [USA + Canada]… USA: Fri $ 443,868 Sat $ 522,292 Total: $ 966,160 CANADA: Fri $ 95,852 Sat $ 123,900 Total: $ 219,752 NORTH AMERICA total: $ 1,185,912 [₹ 7.59 cr] @Rentrak.”#TigerZindaHaiis SUPER-STRONG in North America [USA + Canada]…USA:Fri $ 443,868Sat $ 522,292Total: $ 966,160CANADA:Fri $ 95,852Sat $ 123,900Total: $ 219,752NORTH AMERICA total: $ 1,185,912 [₹ 7.59 cr]@Rentrak— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh)December 24, 2017While its box office figures are impressive,Tiger Zinda Haiis chasing tough targets. Made at an approximate budget of Rs 150 crore, the film must earn Rs 300 crore to post a profit.
December 26, 2017 10:17 IST
Sitting in a sparingly occupied theatre balcony ten years ago, I could see almost everyone hiding their weepy eyes every fifteen minutes. By the time we came to the absorbingly warm climax, no one bothered wiping off their moist eyes having been overwhelmed with what they had been made a part of.One of the very few movies to have really made a social impact without a doubt is Aamir Khan’s directorial debut Taare Zameen Par. The warm heart-wrenching narrative of a struggling dyslexic young boy finding his means was more than just a movie. While it was an essential viewing for every Indian parent, it introduced us to dyslexia as a phenomenon we weren’t familiar with.That cinematic experience as we speak is a decade old now. The Darsheel Safari starrer that released on December 21st2007 has completed ten years and we never really felt the palpability of it. While Taare Zameen Par makes for a solid entity that Indian cinema can be proud of, what has stayed with us throughout is its emotional connect that admittedly made us reach for our handkerchiefs on more occasions than one.Showering praises on the movie is too redundant a practice we could carry. So let’s revisit the very emotional experience and talk about the five sequences that could make even a stone heart cry:When Ishaan’s Parents Leave Him At The Boarding SchoolMore than the haunting backdrop of this emotional scene was Darsheel’s amazing act of a vulnerable kid who felt nothing but helplessness. The realization of being left alone in the hostel is brought out so effectively that one couldn’t help but surrender to his condition. What a moment!When Ishaan Hugs Nikumbh After Having Won The Art CompetitionThe moment was a sell out and if this didn’t move you to tears, nothing ever will. What this particular moment explains is how an eight year old acknowledges his own transformation through his mentor with an emotional outburst by feeling something he has never felt before. The emotion has pride, gratitude and so much of love at the core of it.When Ishaan’s Father Finds Him Reading A Poster Out LoudIshaan’s father comes out of an intensely moving conversation with Nikumbh and is visibly left speechless. Dejected, shaken he finds his young lad struggling to read out a poster out loud. The moment is special for he now knows what Dyslexia really is. The expressions on Ishaan’s father are enough to make you sympathize with him. After everything he’s done, his face has sorry written all over it.The Anger That Calms DownThe first time Ishaan’s parents give him a visit, an incensed Ishaan locks himself in his room and later storms out only to keep taking rounds of the basketball court out of anger. Few seconds later, we find him sitting holding his elder brother’s hand with a look that’s screaming of so many emotions. The very dissent that he carries is very understandable and one doesn’t feel like calming Ishaan down. You look at him and realize he probably needed to take it all out.The Flip Book Moment In Maa SongAs Ishaan’s mom screens through a flip book Ishaan has made himself, she realizes how distant the boy had started feeling from his family. The very feeling is enough to make any mother in the world break down having to live with the feeling of pushing one of her kids away.The essence of Taare Zameen Par is going to be as relevant until we as society accept that every child is special. Parenting for sure hasn’t been the same since the film came out. Thank you Aamir Khan and team for this essential cinematic gemstone!
December 21, 2017 02:57 IST
Katrina Kaif has been seeing a sort of dry spell at the box office since her last few releases. It started with Phantom back in 2015 and has been going and on ever since with flops like Fitoor and Baar Baar Dekho in 2016 and more recently Jagga Jasoos in 2017. But with Tiger Zinda Hai’s release around the corner, looks like the dark phase of Katrina’s career is finally over. Salman Khan too in fact, needs to make up big time for the dud that his Eid release Tubelight was.As far as the success of Tiger Zinda Hai goes with the trailer and promos in place, audiences can almost taste the success for this one. Katrina has not faded away or lost out on any sort of limelight in all these years, her break up with Ranbir Kapoor, link ups with Aditya Roy Kapoor and Sidharth Malhotra, her hot bod avatar in Kaala Chashma, the Dream Team Tour, outings with Salman Khan, joining Instagram and Facebook have all been parallel activities that have kept her in news and so have her series of flops.So while it is evident that there is a major need for Tiger Zinda Hai’s success in her life, it is good news that the film already has houseful boards up on its opening day as the advance booking has opened already and has a blockbuster history with Ek Tha Tiger which released in 2012.But what is even better is that after her film with Salman, she has two other big projects in the pipeline while also guarantee her success to continue in 2018 as well. With Aamir Khan’s Thugs Of Hindostan and Shah Rukh Khan starrer Anand L. Rai’s dwarf film in the making, Katrina is in a much-settled position even with her box office concerns.Looks like Salman Khan is finally breaking the jinx for her and Katrina once again cannot shy away from the fact that he is indeed quite like for her Bollywood journey.
December 18, 2017 06:28 IST
Shah Rukh Khan is the king of romance in Bollywood. He completes the trinity of Bollywood, that also includes Bhaijaan Salman Khan and Mr. Perfectionist Aamir Khan. Not just is he loved by millions in the nation, but the entire world knows him. Needless to say, the release of his films are no less than a celebration in so many parts of the nation as well as the world. The trailers of his films are watched many times over, but what becomes everyone's favourite are the songs in his films.SRK's appearance in a song can guarantee hits. Here's a list of all the songs featuring SRK that has more than 100M views on YouTube:1. Laila Main Laila- RaeesSRK's 'andaaz' alone can make people go dizzy. Mix it with the unmissable charm of Sunny Leone and that will be Laila Main Laila for you. People had waited for the song to release and within a very short span of time, it had crossed the 100 M mark. The song has a total of246Mviews on YouTube.2. Gerua- DilwaleIt may be the evergreen jodi of SRK-Kajol or the CGI effects in the song, but this song won hearts and got a whopping191 Mviews on YouTube.3. Zaalima- RaeesSRK looks exotic and with him is the scintillating Mahira Khan. When they romance in the desert and a soulful Arijit Singh sings, it is bound to be a hit. The song has147Mviews on YouTube.4. Fan Anthem- FanThis song is THE song for all the SRK fans out there who not only worships him but also treats him like a superhuman. It has125Mviews.5. Tukur Tukur- DilwaaleWhen SRK-Kajol joins hand with the young brigade of Varun and Kriti Sanon, the song will be loved by a lot. It has been viewed by115Mviews.And Udu Udi Jay from Raees missed the list by a close shave. It has 90M views! Let us see how fast it makes it on the list.So which one is your favourite SRK song?
December 13, 2017 02:04 IST
Tiger Zinda Hai stars Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif recently visited the sets of reality show Dance Champions when Katrina broke down and Salman had to dance to make her laugh. The shoot was also stalled for about ten minutes.A Mumbai Mirrorreport claimedWednesday that Katrina started crying after watching a contestant perform on Tere Naam from Khan’s 2003 hit movie by the same name. “In between shots, Katrina got emotional and broke down after watching a romantic act by a contestant on the title track of Tere Naam, the 2003 Salman and Bhumika Chawlastarrer about unrequited love. The shoot had to be halted for about 10 minutes. Salman soothed Katrina’s frayed nerves as she regained her composure,” it quoted a source as saying.A heartbroken fan posted about the report on Instagram:Everyday I wait for new picture of @katrinakaif ma'am ! But I never in my worst dream wanted to see this ! Ma'am when you cry in a movie I cry ! When Maya died in the film #NewYork I cried the entire day ! I love the movie but I never watch it because I don't want to see that scene ! And these are all your performances ! That's what acting is all about ! Its not happening in real life ! Still it hurts so much ! Now this ! You are crying in real life ! 😭😭😭 ma'am its just an act please don't 😭 this picture is killing me 😭 please don't cry please 😭 this is the saddest thing ever 😭 please ma'am don't cry ever 😭 for us ! Please 😭 #katrinakaif on the sets of #dancechampions ! She cried after watching a performance ! 😭A post shared by K A T R I N A K A I F (@gorgeous_katrina) onDec 5, 2017 at 9:21pm PSTAfter the shooting resumed, Salman performed on Jag Ghoomeya (Sultan). Salman and Katrina also tried the bunny hop dance as ‘Dil Deewana’ (Maine Pyar Kiya) played. “Remo joined them in the performance later on. The act concluded with Salman revealing that it took him 15-20 days to perfect the move for the original song,” the source further told the tabloid.Salman and Katrina are currently promoting Tiger Zinda Hai that is slated to hit theatres on December 22. They also performed on Swag Se Karenge Sabka Swagat on the show.“She (Katrina) knows her limitations and works hard to achieve what she can’t do. When she joined the industry, she couldn’t dance. Today she is one of the best dancers we have. Priyanka Chopra, Deepika Padukone, girls who are considered dancers I think she beats them hollow,” Salman said in an interview to Vogue India’s December 2017 issue.#Katrinakaif and #SalmanKhan promoting their upcoming film #TigerZindaHai on the sets of Dance Champions . . . #TigerZindaHai #TigerZindaHaiGk #Katrina #SalmanA post shared by K A T R I N A K A I F (@gorgeous_katrina) onDec 5, 2017 at 2:31am PSTTalking about their on-screen chemistry, Salman said, “I don’t think we consider ourselves exceptionally beautiful or talented. I think we both just see ourselves as normal people who lucked out.” On the personal front with Katrina, Salman said, “I take advice from her but every time she has advised me on a movie or taken me to watch a movie, it has been a disaster.”Tiger Zinda Hai is Salman and Ali Abbas Zafar’s second collaboration. They earlier worked in 2016’s Sultan and are slated to start shoot for another film, Bharat.
December 06, 2017 12:29 IST