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
Ah, the Friendzone! It is probably one of the most dangerous places to be in and there are more chances of coming out alright of Bermuda Triangle or the Amazon Rainforest rather than the friend zone. Even the border between 2 rival nations is a safer place to be in rather than languishing in the deserted land of friend zone where the mirage of a romantic relationship makes people go crazy. It seems within your reach but the moment you make a move, poof! It's not there but you see it's within your reach.Numerous films, sitcoms, and web-series and shorts have explored this topic hilariously and this zone is going to last till humanity exists, which means, there are going to be more films and sitcoms on this topic. Every one of us has found ourselves at least once in our lives, inside the friend zone bubble. A few people have succeeded (hats-off to them) while others are still battling and marching on. If you think Bollywood celebs have it easy you couldn't be more wrong. Here are 6 Bollywood celebs who friend-zoned their better halves before finally marrying them:Rishi Kapoor:The actor was in love with someone else but was also good friends with Neetu Singh, with whom he had appeared in a couple of films. Once his girlfriend moved away, Neetu helped him write letters to his girlfriend when Rishi eventually realized that he loved Neetu all along.Kajol:The actress was in a relationship with someone else and even sought romantic advice from Ajay Devgn numerous times who was a close friend of hers. She later on dated and married Ajay.Hazel Keech:The actress knew Yuvraj Singh as an acquaintance and it was only after Yuvraj asked her out after Bodyguard, a romantic relationship developed between them after a few weeks.Twinkle Khanna:Akshay had proposed to her numerous times and wanted to get married but Twinkle kept postponing. She, later on, said that if her film Mela flops, she would get married to him. Mela flopped and we know what happened next.Sridevi:The actress was once married to Mithun Chakraborty and often worked in films which were produced by Boney Kapoor whom she considered as her elder brother/friend/confidante. She even tied rakhi to Boney in presence of Mithun but later on married Boney Kapoor.Jackie Shroff:He was in love with a girl who had moved to the US and he was also good friends with Ayesha, who had romantic feelings for him. But Jackie didn't initiate anything as he was already in a relationship so Ayesha wrote to that girl asking her that they both should get married to Jackie.
February 24, 2018 05:22 IST
India is a land of many languages and cultures and enjoys a wide range of diversity which has also helped its regional film industries to flourish and entertain the audiences. There have been instances when Bollywood actors have ventured into regional films and vice-versa which has helped them to explore their range as an actor and also increase their fan-base to far-flung areas.There are are many successful crossover actors working in Bollywood today, like Diljit Dosanjh, R Madhavan, Sidharth, Shruti Haasan etc who are balancing a successful career in both Bollywood and regional cinema. Sometimes, the producers and directors include dynamic duos of one Bollywood and one regional actor which makes for a sure shot box-office hit as their fans throng the cinema halls to watch their favorite stars in action. Here are 6 successful Bollywood-South actor pairings that rocked the box-office:Amitabh Bachchan-Rajinikanth:The dynamic duo has starred together in 3 Bollywood films Hum, Geraftaar and Andha Kanoon of which Hum was a blockbuster and other 2 were huge hits at the box-office.Sridevi-Rajinikanth:Both legends worked with each other in a number of south films as well as Bollywood movies and gave hits like Chaal Baaz and Farishtay.Akshay Kumar-Asin:They starred in 2 films together, Housefull 2 and Khiladi 786, both of which were commercially successful at the box-office.Ajay Devgn-Prakash Raj:Both the actors have appeared together in films like Golmaal Again which was a comedy and Khakee and Singham which were cop-dramas and all 3 were hit at the box-office.Kangana Ranaut-R Madhavan:The pair has starred in romantic comedies Tanu Weds Manu and Tanu Weds Manu Returns and both the films were huge hits both critically as well as commercially.Salman Khan-Prakash Raj:The two have starred in films like Dabangg 2 and Wanted, both of which have been huge hits at the box-office.
February 24, 2018 04:23 IST
There are high hopes from everyone in the film industry that the year 2018 is going to be a hugely profitable year box-office wise and will erase the memories of 2017 which was plagued by underwhelming performers and big-star vehicles which didn't perform well at the box-office. Also, 2018 is also the year when almost every major star will have a release at the box-office.With every major star coming out with their films and only 52 weeks in a year, there are bound to be clashes as everyone would want their film to have a clear window at the time of its release and a majority of filmmakers would try to avoid clashing with a big star film. A number of young Bollywood actors who have a huge following will be clashing with big-screen legends and it would be interesting to see how these films fare at the box-office. Here are 6 such actors:Kangana RanautV Rajinikanth V Kamal Haasan:Kangana will appear in Manikarnika: Queen of Jhansi which is scheduled to release on 27th April and the same day will also the release of Rajinikanth starrer Kaala and Kama Haasan starrer Vishwaroopam 2.Rajkummar Rao VSalman Khan:The actor will be seen in Fanney Khan which will also star Anil Kapoor and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and he will clash with Salman Khan who will be leading an ensemble cast in Race 3.Rana Daggubati VAamir Khan:The actor will appear in multilingual Haathi Mere Saathi which is scheduled to release on 7th November and will clash with Aamir Khan starrer Thugs of Hindostan.Vidyut Jammwal VAjay Devgn:The actor is currently working on an action film titled Junglee which will clash with Ajay Devgn's film with director Akiv Ali and the films will release on 19th October.Arjun Kapoor VAnil Kapoor& Ajay Devgn:The actor will be seen in romantic-comedy Namaste England in which he will be seen alongside Parineeti Chopra and will also clash with Ajay Devgn & Anil Kapoor's Total Dhamaal.Sushant Singh Rajput V Shah Rukh Khan:SSR will be seen in Kedarnath which has again resumed shooting after the fight between director and producers was resolved and it still has its release date as 21st December where it will clash with SRK's Zero.
February 23, 2018 05:43 IST
Luv Ranjan is back with yet another rom-com along with favourite actors- Nushrat Bharucha, Kartik Aryan and Sunny Nijar. But, he has claimed that this is no Pyar Ka Punchnaama. In this film, the boys would no go for the girls but are rather vying for a man! We are talking about Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety that hit the theatres today!Since Luv Ranjan and Kartik are back together, would they be able to create the same magic? Would there be a long monologue for Kartik Aryan? How were the characters and did the romance vs bromance film live upto our expectations. Get all your answers in this quirky review, sans any spoiler. Check it out here:1. CharactersSONUSonu is the practical guy who knows that love hurts and judges all the pro and cons of a relationship. He is naughty but is super protective about his friend. This is how Sonu has been portrayed in the film. The film belonged to Kartik Aryan and he was the strong point in the film.TITUTitu is the naive and innocent guy who is die-hard romantic and would always fall in love, with apparently the wrong people! He needs Sonu to save himself from all the troubles and heart-breaks. Sunny Singh did look weak at some points but was overall OK.SWEETYShe is the perfect bride that anyone can find, but she is too perfect to be true, or that's what Sonu thinks. Is he right in thinking that she is not as perfect as she seems to be? Nushrat looks amazing through the film and she has won our hearts with how she emotes.So did romance win the battle or bromance stole the show? Here's a comparative overview:Here's the rating for all the elements in the film:To know if the film will live upto your expectations, catch the film in a theatre near you. And if you have watched the film, do not forget to rate and review it onDesimartini.com
February 23, 2018 07:07 IST
Anyone who is even remotely related to Bollywood is also a soft-target from people who prey upon any mistake from these Bollywood celebs and turn it into a huge controversy for their own benefit. In a country where the judiciary is facing a severe shortage of judges and an ever-increasing number of pending cases, people, think tanks and fringe political outfits and so-called religious groups pile on the backlog by registering cases against celebs for weirdest of reasons.One has to feel for Bollywood celebs as they are also human and are allowed to make mistakes just like us. It's just that they are always under the spotlight and every action of theirs comes under severe media scrutiny. A number of times, their words are misconstrued as something completely different than what they meant. Their stardom acts as both boon and bane for them. Here are 8 Celebs who were targeted with police cases for stupid reasons:Salman Khan:The actor hardly gets any respite from court proceedings or police cases. During the promotion of Tiger Zinda Hai, he appeared on a TV show to promote his release and made a comment against a particular community which didn't go down well with some people who thought he had insulted them. Salman had cracked a joke and obviously didn't meant to harm the sentiment of anyone but was slapped with a police case.Katrina Kaif:Appearing in the same reality show with Salman Khan to promote Tiger Zinda Hai, the actress was also slapped with a police case against her for laughing at the joke cracked by Salman instead of protesting that offensive and insensitive statement. It is implied that as she laughed, she also insulted the community.Priya Prakash Varrier:Probably the most viral sensation of 2018 in India, the debutante actress had FIRs lodged against her for her now iconic wink for allegedly hurting the religious statements of the Muslim community. The Supreme Court stayed any further proceedings in this case.Rishi Kapoor:The controversial actor constantly finds himself at the receiving end of social media trolls as well as from his fans as well. The actor had an FIR lodged against him for allegedly trimming a tree near his bungalow. The actor later said that his contractor allegedly chopped more portion than required.Akshay Kumar:The actor was the brand ambassador of Levis jeans and was also the face of their Live unbuttoned campaign. During one fashion show, he walked up to his wife Twinkle Khanna, who was sitting in the front row and had his jeans unbuttoned which irked many and FIRs were filed against him and his wife for the obscene gesture.Ranbir Kapoor:The actor was the brand ambassador of Askmebazaar, an e-commerce platform in India and a case was registered against him for the breach of trust and forgery for promoting a website that allegedly robbed the people of their money.Farhan Akhtar:The actor was also one of the new brand ambassadors of Askmebazaar and against him, there was also an FIR for the breach of trust and forgery for promoting the website.Shah Rukh Khan:The actor has often found himself at the receiving of needless controversies and during the promotion of his 2017 release Raees, there were police cases filed against him for allegedly causing rioting and violence at the railway stations of Kota and Vadodara.
February 23, 2018 12:04 IST
From playing spoilt brats of rich parents to playing super cool secret agents the Khans have done it all. In their careers that have spanned over 25 years in Bollywood Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan and Aamir Khan have entertained us by playing so many characters and even despite repeating several of those they have been at the top of their game.The Khans have been setting all the major trends in Bollywood every now and then and based on their filmography these are the professions they have made popular.Salman Khan - what characters of Salman do you remember best, the super dabangg Chulbul Pandey or the rich and sanskari Prem from the Barjatiya movies? Well he has played a businessman most number of times!Aamir Khan - Haven't we loved him as Rancho in 3 Idiots? It also happens to be that he has played a student more than anything in movies.Shah Rukh Khan - Apart from playing the lover boy in nearly all his films, Shah Rukh has also palyed a businessman the most or been a goon in most other films!
February 22, 2018 06:14 IST
Bollywood is one of those industries where almost all the genres of filmmaking have been explored and new iterations and presentations of same old topics also tend to do well at the box-office. It is an art to present the same old wine in new bottles and different directors, producers, actors, and writers have often delivered great films based on same genres.Bollywood has also produced satirical gems which have explored numerous issues plaguing our country and these films have managed to bring a smile to the faces of the audience while making them aware of these societal ills. Some of these films have become cult-classics and have often been the platforms where actors have delivered some of their finest performances. Here are 8 such films:Well Done Abba:TheBoman Iranistarrer was directed by acclaimed filmmaker Shyam Benegal and the film received highly positive reception at the time of its release and was also commercially successful. It was a political satire centered on a village facing severe drought and development issues.Ekkees Toppon Ki Salaami:The film starredAnupam Kheras a government worker who never got the respect he deserved. His 2 sons decide to take the matter into their own hands and embark on a journey full of laughter to get their father the ultimate sign of respect, a 21 cannon salute.Khosla Ka Ghosla:TheDibakar Banerjeedirectorial targeted the illegal land-grabbing by property builders who have the weight of politician and police officers behind them. The film starred Anupam Kher as a middle-class man fighting for his plot which has been taken over by a builder-mafia.Welcome To Sajjanpur:The film was a social-comedy directed byShyam Benegaland became a sleeper hit at the time of its release. The film was a light-hearted attempt to show the life of rural-India and the issues plaguing its inhabitants.Saajan Chale Sasural:The 1996 comedy film was one of the biggest hits of the year and starredGovindaas a man who gets married twice and then has to balance his life between 2 wives who don't know anything about his polygamous relationships. The film is one of the funniest takes on polygamy, extramarital affairs.Oh My God:The Paresh Rawal-Akshay Kumarstarrer is a satire based on the commercialization of religion and rampant looting of the naive god-fearing population by self-styled godmen.Jane Bhi Do Yaaro:One of the funniest Bollywood films, it was a satirical take on rampant corruption in politics, media, private sector and bureaucracy.Peepli Live:The film explored the plight of the farmers in rural parts of India, some of whom are committing suicides as they are unable to repay their debts, face droughts, no help from the government and the media frenzy it all creates.
February 22, 2018 04:40 IST
Sooraj Barjatyais one of the most respected filmmakers working in Bollywood today. He is also the director of Rajshri Productions which is one of the oldest and most successful production houses in India which was established in 1947. The company is known for making some of the biggest blockbusters in Bollywood as well as some of the most sanskari films centered around families.Sooraj Barjatyahas directed some of the highest grossing films in Bollywood of whichHum Apke Hain Kounwas the highest grossing film of all time at one point. He has an enviable track record where he has given 4 blockbusters, one hit, and only one flop. The director turns 54 today and we take a look at what makes Sooraj Barjatya one of the most successful directors in Bollywood:Blockbusters:He is one of the few directors of Bollywood who can boast of a successful track record. He has directed 6 films to date of which Hum Apke Hain Kpoun, Maine Pyar Kiya,Hum Saath Saath Hain, Vivah and Prem Ratan Dhan Payo were huge blockbusters while his only flop film is Main Prem Ki Deewani Hoon. He always likes to hit the bullseye at the box-office.Biggest and best ensemble films:Handling an ensemble star cast is an uphill task for any director and even fewer directors have been able to successfully bring out the best from everyone in the ensemble. There are always ego-clashes, fight for screentime apart from meeting the demands of a huge star cast and Brjatya has successfully delivered every time.Successful pairing withSalman Khan:One of few actor-director pairings which have always been successful at the box-office, they have delivered 3 blockbusters together. They have a 100% success rate with films likePrem Ratan Dhan Payo, Hum Apke Hain Koun, Maine Pyar Kiya and Hum Saath Saath Hain.Sankar, Traditions, and Values:He is probably the only director who has kept the same theme going in all of his films. Families, traditions, and values always play a huge part in his films and these are the USPs of his films which have always managed to bring millions of Indians to the theatres.Family entertainers:The director has managed to deliver successful films without resorting to cheap thrills. His are the films that the Indian public can still enjoy with their families. Even after numerous reruns, Hum Apke Hain Koun and Hum Saath Saath are still our favorites.
February 22, 2018 02:33 IST
The Nirav Modi fraud case is one of the most trending and shocking news stories of recent times. The international jewelry brand owner is being investigated for a scam of 11000 crore rupees with Punjab National Bank and Nirav Modi has currently left the country. The high profile case is nothing short of alarming and the huge sum of money involved is making eye balls pop.Priyanka Chopra and Sidharth Malhotra who are brand ambassadors of the brand in India are currently finding loop holes in their contracts to bail out on their agreements after the fraud was uncovered. With so much money involved Bollywood could sure have lots in its own glamorous capacity. Here’s what the money means in Bollywood terminology which is one of the most expensive industries in India.Shah Rukh Khan's mansion Manat which is one of the most expensive properties in Mumbai and is currently valued at about 200 crores can be made 55 times over!India's most expensive film Bahubali 2 that was made on a budget of 250 crores can be made 44 times again.For that matter, the world's most expensive film Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides can be made 4.5 times.Deepika Padukone who recently became Bollywood's highest paid actress can do 846 movies!Or Salman Khan who charges a whopping 60 crores can sign 183 films!Bollywood's most expensive song Party all night was shot at 6 crores and Bollywood can make 1833 of these!
February 21, 2018 08:35 IST