Christopher Nolan’s 'Tenet' crosses ₹1 crore-mark on Day 1
NEW DELHI, Dec 5: Bringing much needed good news for the Indian movie business, Christopher Nolan’s Tenet has opened to decent numbers in India despite the covid-19 situation. The film that is the first big tent-pole release in Indian cinemas made around ₹1.1-1.2 crore in the country on its first day.
Trade website Box Office India said the film has notched up best response in metros such as Mumbai and Bengaluru and certain IMAX screenings even managed full capacity given that the government has only permitted 50% occupancy in theatres, as of now.
To be sure, Tenet is the first green shoot for the ailing exhibition sector in India that remained shut for over seven months and still does not have major Bollywood films scheduled for release.
Managing a screen count of around 750, the John David Washington-starrer comes to India more than three months after its international release. However, the expectations are high and is clear from the fact that the film had sold around 25,000 tickets over last weekend when advance booking had started. Termed as the litmus test for film business in India, Tenet sets the stage for the other big Hollywood release later this month, Wonder Woman 1984, both of which are helping theatres stay afloat in these tough times.
To be sure, Nolan has established a loyal fan base in India with films such as Dunkirk, Interstellar, The Dark Knight, Inception and so on. His last release, Dunkirk had made ₹20.26 crore in India when released in 2017.
“We are extremely positive about Tenet. It should prove to be the litmus test to bring consumer confidence back and set the ball rolling for recovery of film business," said Pramod Arora, chief growth and strategy officer, PVR Ltd.
To be sure, trade experts like Arora are hoping titles like Tenet and Wonder Woman give Bollywood producers the incentive to release new local films that they have been holding back for fear of audiences not turning up in theatres. At the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit last week, Ajay Bijli chairman and managing director of PVR Ltd said while there is much going for Hollywood films like Tenet, the real test will only be with big-ticket Bollywood movies.
Sean Connery, James Bond actor, dies at 90
LONDON, Oct 31: Sir Sean Connery, the Scottish actor who rocketed to fame as James Bond, has died at the age of 90. The actor was the first to portray the role on the big screen and appeared in seven films as 007, which included every film from Dr. No to You Only Live Twice, plus Diamonds Are Forever and Never Say Never Again, between 1962 and 1983. He remained a fan favourite and was considered the best actor to have played 007 in the long-running franchise.
The popular star went on to cement his career with films such as Marnie (1964), Murder on the Orient Express (1974), The Man Who Would Be King (1975), The Name of the Rose (1986), Highlander (1986), Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989), The Hunt for Red October (1990), Dragonheart (1996), The Rock (1996), and Finding Forrester (2000).
It was his performance as an Irish cop in Brian De Palma’s The Untouchables that brought him an Oscar. He also won two Bafta awards and three Golden Globes in his long and storied career.
Joker smashes all records, becomes first R-rated movie to rake in $1 billion
LOS ANGELES, Nov 15: Joker has been officially crowned as the biggest R-Rated movie ever, beating Deadpool and its sequel, including PG-13 re-release numbers. According to reports, the film recently took its worldwide total to $999.1 million and is expected to push past $1 billion, making it the highest-grossing R-rated movie and the first to cross a $1 billion at the worldwide box office.
The Joaquin Phoenix starrer has proven to be a winner all along. The film, which opened to mixed reviews, has performed remarkably well at the box office.
The Todd Phillips directorial is now assured of generating profits amounting USD 500 million or more for Warner Bros and partners Village Roadshow and Bron Studios, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The film offers a new take on the origin story of the rise of Batman's maniacal arch-enemy, painting a dark portrayal of a would-be stand-up comedian's descent into madness.
While Phoenix has received rave reviews for his portrayal of the iconic Batman villain, the film faced flak amid fears that it could trigger violence.
Apart from Phoenix, the movie also features Robert De Niro, Bill Camp, Frances Conroy, Brett Cullen, Glenn Fleshler, Douglas Hodge, Marc Maron, Josh Pais, and Shea Whigham.
Hrithik, Tiger Film War Now 7th Highest Earning With Rs 304 Crore
NEW DELHI, Oct 22: War, directed by Siddharth Anand, is absolutely unstoppable at the box office. The film, which opened in theatres on October 2, is expected to cross the lifetime business of Salman Khan's Sultan and Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh's "Padmaavat," reports Bollywood trade analyst Taran Adarsh.
War, which stars Hrithik Roshan and Tiger Shroff in the lead roles, has collected Rs. 304 crore within 20 days of its release. The film, which also released in Tamil and Telugu, garnered Rs. 2.10 crore on Monday alone.
Sharing the film's impressive box office report on Tuesday, Taran Adarsh tweeted: "War crosses lifetime biz of Sultan and Padmaavat"... Now seventh highest grossing Hindi film... [Hindi; Week 3] Fri 2.80 cr, Sat 4.35 cr, Sun 5.60 cr, Mon 2.10 cr. Total: Rs. 290 cr. Including Tamil + Telugu: Rs. 304 cr. India biz."
Reacting to the film's success, Hrithik Roshan said: "I'm delighted that our labour of love, blood and sweat has created so many milestones during the course of its run at the box office. It is absolutely sensational that War has entered the Rs. 300 crore club."
Meanwhile, Tiger Shroff thanked all his fans, his co-star Hrithik and the entire film's crew and said: "It is such a huge team effort from the ADs to the whole crew, to the cast, to Hrithik Sir, to Sid, to YRF, everybody worked so tremendously hard and I think I am very happy especially for the team for what they have pulled off.
Directed by Siddharth Anand and produced by Aditya Chopra, War showcases the story of a special agent Kabir (Hrithik Roshan) and his protege Kahlid (Tiger Shroff), who is well-aware of all his mentor's moves is chosen to take Kabir out. The film marks Tiger Shroff and Hrithik Roshan's first collaborative project.
War opened in theaters on October 2 and it clashed with the period drama Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy at the box office.
The new rankings are as follows: 1. Baahubali 2 (Hindi), 2. Dangal, 3. Sanju, 4. PK, 5. Tiger Zinda Hai, 6. Bajrangi Bhaijaan, 7. War 8.Padmaavat, 9. Sultan, 10. Dhoom 3. Shahid Kapoor’s Kabir Singh is now on 11th spot. This year’s hit Uri is on 12th spot.
Hrithik Roshan-Tiger Shroff Film War Pacing Towards Rs 300 Cr Club
NEW DELHI, Oct 10: The biggest Bollywood opener ever, fastest Rs 200 crore film of the year and the highest opening weekend of 2019. With such records, Hrithik Roshan and Tiger Shroff starrer War seems unstoppable at the box office.
Released in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu, the film has collected Rs 228.50 Cr in eight days. Giving away the box office figures, film trade analyst Taran Adarsh took to Twitter and wrote, "#War continues its supremacy... Biz on Wed - Day 8 in this case - is super-solid, with the film collecting in double digits... Has stamina to challenge *lifetime biz* of #KabirSingh [highest grosser of 2019]... #War could also emerge first 300 cr #Hindi film of 2019 [NBOC] (sic)."
"#War [#Hindi] Wed 51.60 cr, Thu 23.10 cr, Fri 21.30 cr, Sat 27.60 cr, Sun 36.10 cr, Mon 20.60 cr, Tue 27.75 cr, Wed 11.20 cr. Total: 219.25 cr. Including #Tamil + #Telugu: 228.55 cr. #India biz," he tweeted.
Talking about the film's success, Hrithik said he is overjoyed and humbled about the number of records the film has created so far. "We wanted to make a film that raises the bar of action films in India and could truly compete with the best of action spectacles being made in the West. We are all delighted that War has done just that and is getting incredible love and appreciation from audiences across the world, said Hrithik.
"War is a genre-defining action film and I'm extremely happy for the entire cast and crew of War because we all have given our all and more to make this film a cut above. I'm delighted that YRF has again done something completely out-of-the-box and given India a new action franchise," the actor said in a statement.
Tiger said he is overwhelmed with the response to the film, his first to earn Rs 200 crore. "It's an absolute blessing that our film has been accepted widely and it's definitely going to be a special one forever because I got to do this with my hero my idol Hrithik Roshan who I aspire to be and who I am inspired by," said Tiger.
"It is also my first time working with Yash Raj Films Production, Adi Chopra and I have had such a ball working with his production house... I am blessed that my first 200 is with such an amazing team," Tiger added.
Directed by Siddharth Anand and produced by Yash Raj Films, War opened countrywide on October 2. The action entertainer also stars Vaani Kapoor and Ashutosh Rana in important roles.
Hrithik Roshan-Tiger Shroff film War collects Rs 123.60 cr
NEW DELHI, Oct 6: War, starring Hrithik Roshan and Tiger Shroff, is on the way to becoming the highest grosser of their careers. The film has collected around Rs 123.60 crore in just four days which is higher than the four-day collections of the second highest Bollywood opening film, Thugs of Hindostan. The Aamir Khan-starrer had collected Rs 119 crore in four days.
It has also beaten Salman Khan’s Bharat, which had collected Rs 122.20 crore in four days. The Hindi version of the film registered a growth of over 30% on Saturday with collections of Rs 27.60 crore.
Sharing the domestic collections of the film, Film trade analyst Taran Adarsh wrote on Twitter, “War Hindi: Wed 51.60 cr, Thu 23.10 cr, Fri 21.30 cr, Sat 27.60 cr. Total: Rs 123.60 cr. Tamil + Telugu: Wed 1.75 cr, Thu 1.25 cr, Fri 1.15 cr, Sat 1.10 cr. Total: Rs 5.25 cr. Total: 128.85 cr. India biz. Should hit 200 cr in its extended Week 1.”
Comparing the film with Bharat, he added, “Bharat - released on Wed [Eid] - hit Rs 150 cr in its 5-day *extended* weekend... The Salman Khan film got the additional push due to Eid festivities in its opening days... War is expected to surpass 5-day *extended* weekend of Bharat by a margin, despite lower screen count.”
Taran had confirmed that the film has crossed the Rs 100 crore mark in all languages domestically. The Hindi version had broken the opening day record of the highest Bollywood grosser Thugs of Hindostan by taking the top slot with collections of Rs 51.60 crore. It went on to collect Rs 23.10 crore on Thursday and Rs 21.30 crore on Friday.
Sharing the benchmarks achieved by the film, Taran had tweeted, “War benchmarks... Fifth #YRF film to cross Rs 100 cr in 3 days, after #Dhoom3, #Sultan, #TZH and #TOH. #Highest grossing *first 3 days* for #HrithikRoshan, #TigerShroff and director #SiddharthAnand. #India biz.”
War has created several new records including the highest Gandhi Jayanti release, highest Navratri release and the highest-grossing first 3 Day for Hrithik Roshan, Tiger Shroff and Siddharth Anand, who is the director of War. This is also the Fifth Yash Raj Films production to have made more than Rs 100 crore in three days, after Dhoom 3, Sultan, Tiger Zinda Hai and Thugs of Hindostan.
War was released in 4,000 screens with additional 150-200 films from Friday. The film also stars Vaani Kapoor. It had clashed with Telugu film Sye Raa Narsimha Reddy and Hollywood film Joker, which also received a wonderful response from the critics and at the box office.
Irrfan Khan returns to Mumbai after a ‘successful surgery’
NEW DELHI, Sept 14: Actor Irrfan Khan, who was stationed in London for a long time, was spotted at Mumbai airport on Friday evening but he covered his face as the paparazzi clicked him coming outside the airport. He had a surgery after wrapping up the shoot for Angrezi Medium, a sequel to his surprise hit Hindi Medium, In London and was undergoing treatment before the shoot.
A spokesperson for Irrfan said in a statement, “Irrfan had a successful surgery after wrapping Angrezi Medium shoot in London. He was missing home and has come to Mumbai for a few days and recover. We request the media to not speculate and thanking everyone again for the continued support.”
Irrfan, seated on a wheelchair, came out of the Mumbai airport, clad in dark blue denims, black jacket and a white shirt. He paired it with a light blue cap and white shoes.
Irrfan was diagnosed with neuroendocrine tumour and left for London in March 2018. He shared the news of his illness with fans and tweeted, “The unexpected makes us grow, which is what the past few days have been about. Learning that I have been diagnosed with NeuroEndocrine Tumour as of now has admittedly been difficult, but the love and strength of those around me and that I found within me has brought me to a place of hope. The journey of this is taking me out of the country, and I request everyone to continue sending their wishes. As for the rumours that were floated NEURO is not always about the brain and googling is the easiest way to do research.To those who waited for my words, I hope to be back with more stories to tell.”
Upon his return to Mumbai in March this year, Irrfan penned an emotional note and thanked his fans and well-wishers. “Last few months have been on a road to recovery a period to heal to fight the fatigue and face the reel and real world. I am aware of your concern and request to talk to you, share my journey, but I am fathoming it myself inhaling and internalising, taking baby steps to merge my healing with work and trying to experiment the amalgamation of both. I am deeply touched by your wishes, your prayers and it means a lot for me and my family. I truly respect the way you respected my journey giving me time and space to heal. Thank you for your patience and the warmth and the love all through this overwhelming journey . I feel an urge to share with you something, “I live my life in widening rings which spread over earth and sky. I may not ever complete the last one, but that is what I will try. I circle around God’s primordial tower, and I circle ten thousand years long; And I still don’t know if I’m a falcon, a storm, or an unfinished song” - Rilke ...From, Irrfan,” he wrote on social media.
Angrezi Medium is likely to be Irrfan’s first film after cancer was diagnosed and treated. Kareena Kapoor Khan plays a cop in the film that also stars newbie Poorvio Jain. Radhika Madan plays Irrfan’s daughter in the movie that is directed by Homi Adajania.
The original Hindi Medium (2017) was directed by Saket Choudhary and Pakistani actor Saba Qamar played the female lead opposite Irrfan. It was based on India’s education system and Irrfan had won almost all the major awards for his performance in the film.
Saaho Hindi box office close to Rs 100 crore on Day 4
NEW DELHI, Sept 3: Director Sujeeth's Saaho starring Prabhas, Shraddha Kapoor and Neil Nitin Mukesh is raking in the moolah in India. The spy thriller, produced by UV Creations, had managed to cross Rs 250 crore in the country in all languages. The film was released on August 30 in five languages: Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam.
Despite negative reviews from critics, the film continues to have a stronghold at the box office. On Ganesh Chathurthi (September 2), the box office collection of the Hindi version of Saaho dropped by 50 per cent. The film earned Rs 14.2 crore on Monday, taking the four-day total to Rs 93.28 crore.
It looks like the Hindi version of Saaho will zoom past Rs 100 crore today (September 3) even if the theatres see a considerable dip in box office figures. The real litmus test for Saaho begins today as the long weekend comes to an end.
Popular industry tracker Taran Adarsh took to Twitter to elaborate on the box office collection of the Hindi version of Saaho. He posted, "#Saaho collects in double digits on Day 4, aided by #GaneshChaturthi holiday [some parts of #India]... Mass centres strong... Tue-Thu biz crucial... #Saaho Fri 24.40 cr, Sat 25.20 cr, Sun 29.48 cr, Mon 14.20 cr. Total: 93.28 cr Nett BOC. #India biz. #Hindi version."
Saaho has been thrashed by critics for its incoherent screenplay and illogical sequences. The film failed to impress the audience despite being made of a massive budget and its gravity-defying action scenes.
Recently, the film was accused of plagiarism too, when Hollywood director Jerome Salle took to Twitter to reveal that the spy thriller resembles his film Largo Winch. He said, "It seems this second "freemake" of Largo Winch is as bad as the first one. So please Telugu directors, if you steal my work, at least do it properly? (sic)" Pawan Kalyan's Agnyaathavaasi was also accused of lifting the plot from Largo Winch.
Earlier, contemporary Bengaluru artist Shilo Shiv Suleman called out the makers for stealing her artwork for a poster without permission. This is not the first time that Saaho is facing such allegations of plagiarism. Other posters of the film were said to be copied from popular Hollywood films and games.
Kabir Singh collects Rs 275 crore at box office
MUMBAI, July 28: Kabir Singh box office collection: Despite having big releases in its ways like the Lion King, Super 30 and other releases, Kabir Singh still managed to stay strong at the box office. Running in its 6th week the film has a steady growth in its collection. The movie is said to breach Rs 275 cr this weekend.
Kabir Singh film collected Rs 20.21 crore on the first day of release and is still raking in moolah, weeks and weeks thereafter.
Hours ago, Film critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted, " #BoxofficeSummary - #Saturday: #ArjunPatiala remains weak... #KabirSingh, now in Week 6, is steady, despite multiple films in the marketplace. Will breach ₹ 275 cr this weekend. India biz."
The Sandeep Reddy Vanga directorial is still on its victorious run, despite multiple films eating into the market share and also a reduction in screens/shows.
Since it hit the theatres on 21 June 2019, the film has been on a record-breaking spree. The movie plots around a surgeon, who goes into a self-destructive spiral after his girlfriend is forced to marry another man. It also stars Kiara Advani as the female lead.
Super 30 Box Office enters Rs 100 crore club
MUMBAI, July 28: Hrithik Roshan's new movie, Super 30 has proven to be a juggernaut at the box office. It is still powering through despite new releases like Judgementall Hai Kya, Arjun Patiala as well as Hollywood release The Lion King. According to early estimates, Super 30's box office collection in India has touched around Rs 117 crore. Super 30 is estimated to have earned around Rs 2 crore on Saturday.
Super 30's box office collection is a marker of the audience's reception of Anand Kumar's biopic. Collections have slowed down a bit since the first week because of new releases and the incessant rains in many parts of the country. Multiple movies in the theatre has resulted in sharing of the box office earnings, which is not good news for the latest releases. However, Super 30 has become one of the star's better-earning movies in his career.
The Vikas Bahl-directorial made Rs 75.85 crore on Week 1, followed by Rs 37.86 crore on Week 2. It had made Rs 115 crore till Saturday. Super 30's box office collection had surpassed Rs 160 crore globally.
Super 30 is based on the life of award-winning mathematician Anand Kumar who runs the Super 30 programme. The programme ensures that underprivileged students are given quality coaching to crack the extremely difficult IIT entrance examinations. The Hrithik Roshan-starrer has also been declared tax-free in multiple states.
Along with Hrithik Roshan, Super 30 also stars Mrunal Thakur, Virendra Saxena, Pankaj Tripathi, Aditya Srivastava, Manav Gohil and Amit Sadh.
Shahid Kapoor film Kabir Singh joins Rs 200 cr club
MUMBAI, July 5: After hitting the double century at the box office, Kabir Singh is still going strong. The film, which bagged Rs 134.42 crore in the first week of its release, hit the Rs 200 crore mark on Wednesday.
The Shahid Kapoor-starrer became the fastest Bollywood film to cross the Rs 200 crore mark in 2019. It achieved the feat in just 13 days of its release, while its contemporaries Bharat and URI: The Surgical Strike crossed the mark in 14 days and 28 days respectively.
After setting the box office on fire in its opening weekend, it collected Rs 20.21 crore on Day 1, Rs 22.71 crore on Saturday and Rs 27.91 crore on Sunday, the film is still going strong. Though the box office collection of the film dropped on Monday, courtesy weekday, Kabir Singh managed to cross Rs 200 crore in just 13 days. The film earned Rs 6.72 crore on Thursday.
The film has emerged as the highest-grossing film of 2019.
Kabir Singh released in 3123 screens across India. The film is a remake of the Telugu blockbuster Arjun Reddy, which had starred Vijay Deverakonda. The film tells the story of a hot-headed surgeon who goes on a downward spiral after his lover marries someone else. It has been slammed for its violent approach towards women and blatant misogyny. Both the films were directed by Sandeep Vanga.
Shahid has often spoke on how the film took a toll on his physical and mental health. "I had to undergo a physical transformation, and my state of mind needed to go from a happy family man to a self-destructive crazy doctor. It was a lot to deal with both physically and mentally," he said.
Shahid Kapoor starrer Kabir Singh on way to Rs 100 cr mark
MUMBAI, June 23: Kabir Singh’s collection jumped up slightly on Saturday and the film looks well on its way to the Rs 100 crore mark. The Shahid Kapoor starrer earned Rs 22.71 crore on Saturday as opposed to Rs 20.21 crore on opening day.
Kabir Singh’s total collection stands at Rs 42.92 crore. It will undoubtedly cross the Rs 50 crore mark on Sunday. The film holds the record for highest opening for any Shahid Kapoor starrer. Kiara Advani plays the female lead of the film.
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted the box offce figures of the film. He wrote, “#KabirSingh is unstoppable and unshakeable… Continues its heroic run on Day 2… Scores big numbers, despite #INDvAFG #CWC19 cricket match… Eyes ₹ 70 cr [+/-] weekend… Fantastic trending PAN India… Fri 20.21 cr, Sat 22.71 cr. Total: ₹ 42.92 cr. India biz.”
Kabir Singh is a remake of Telugu blockbuster Arjun Reddy, which starred Vijay Deverakonda in the main role. Sandeep Vanga, who also helmed the original, has directed this film also.
Arjan Bajwa, Suresh Oberoi, Kamini Kaushal, Adil Hussain, Nikita Dutta among others play pivotal roles in Kabir Singh.
Salman Khan's Bharat to enter 200 crore club
MUMBAI, June 15: Ten days and a little over Rs 180 crore later, Salman Khan's Bharat has entered the safe territory of Rs 200 cr club for sure.
The film had benefitted immensely from zero competition in the past, present or future. There was no other film in the running at its arrival, no clash with another film on release and no competition on the Friday to follow.
As a matter of fact there is some sort of sustenance in the second weekend so far made possible as there is no other Hindi film option for the audience. That would ensure a 200 crore club entry for the mega budgeted film which would still ultimately emerge as a hit. However, when it comes to a film like Bharat, earnings in the vicinity of Rs 200 crore is not enough. A film needs to go much beyond that.
It has to be seen if Salman Khan's Rs 210 crore total of Prem Ratan Dhan Payo would be beaten by Bharat in the final run. As for the superstar's next big film, Kick, which collected Rs 232 crore in its lifetime run, way back in 2014, will be totally out of reach for Bharat.
Now all eyes are on Dabangg 3 to bring back the kind of magic that is associated with Salman Khan's films. Given the Christmas release of the film, one hopes to see the superstar back in the 300 crore club fold.
Salman Khan delivers 14th Rs 100 cr film with Bharat
MUMBAI, June 10: Actor Salman Khan may have delivered the 14th consecutive Rs 100 crore hit of his career with Bharat, but the film may need one more day to hit the Rs 150 crore mark. According to a report in Box Office India, the film suffered a blow from Sunday’s cricket World Cup match between India and Australia, and may not be able to record a Rs 150 crore extended weekend, as fans had expected.
Bharat, which also stars Katrina Kaif, has made approximately Rs 143 crore so far. The film released on Wednesday, on Eid.
According to the official Twitter page of the film, in which Salman can be seen in six different looks -- from a young circus performer to a 60-year-old man -- “strong word of mouth” is helping attract families to the theatres.
While Katrina also thanked fans for making it a success, Salman Khan has already penned a note for them for thronging to the theatres on the film’s first day of release, and giving him his biggest opening ever.
“Big thank you to all for giving me my career’s biggest opening ever,” Salman had tweeted a day after the film released. Directed by Ali Abbas Zafar, the film’s opening day collection was Rs 42.30 crore.
Salman’s Rs 100 crore streak began with Dabangg, followed by Ready, Bodyguard, Ek Tha Tiger, Dabangg 2, Jai Ho, Kick, Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Prem Ratan Dhan Payo, Sultan, Tubelight, Tiger Zinda Hai and Race 3. Taking note of the feat, trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted: “As Bharat cruises past Rs 100 crore mark, Salman Khan sets another benchmark: Highest number of films in Rs 100 crore + club... The tally rises to 14 with Bharat.”
Salman has three films in the Rs 300 crore club, two in the Rs 200 crore club and nine in the Rs 100 crore club at the Indian box office.
Rishi Kapoor is cancer-free
MUMBAI, April 30: It has been seven months since veteran actor Rishi Kapoor left his fans shocked after he shared on social media that he would be leaving for America for “some medical treatment” and there have been various stories about his undisclosed ailment. And now, putting all speculation to rest, filmmaker Rahul Rawail, yesterday shared a happy news.
Posting a picture of Rishi and himself, Rahul wrote: “RISHI KAPOOR (CHINTU) is CANCER FREE!!!!” It is not clear if the picture is a recent one. When contacted, Rahul told us, “Yes, Rishi is absolutely cancer free, now. I haven’t met him but spoke to him over the phone. He called me in the morning [Tuesday] and gave me the [good] news that he has totally recovered from cancer. There’s just a small follow up and procedure that he needs to get done to ensure that there is no recurrence anytime. So, that’s all that is left now.”
When asked if the actor would be coming back to India anytime soon, Rawail added, “I have no idea on that, yet. But he definitely wants to come back as soon as he can. Also, it has been a very personal conversation with him, so that’s all I can share.”
We also got in touch with Rishi’s elder brother, Randhir Kapoor, and he, too, confirmed the news and said, “Yes, he is much better, and he will come back soon. [On whether he is completely cured], he’s on his way to full recovery and it takes time, he’s got to finish the whole course, but he’s fine.”
Rishi’s daughter, Riddhima Kapoor Sahni, is also relieved that her father is on his way to recovery. Though she said she would not like to comment on her dad, she told us, “Yes, he is recovering. With everybody’s prayers and wishes he is doing well.”
While there has been no official statement from the family, the actor’s wife, Neetu Kapoor, did give a hint about Rishi’s ailment, when she posted a picture from the family’s New Year’s celebration and wrote, “Happy 2019. No resolutions only wishes this year !!! Less pollution traffic!! Hope in future cancer is only a zodiac sign!!! No hatred less poverty loads of love togetherness happiness n most imp. Good health.”
Even though Rishi has been away for all this while, he made sure that he stayed connected with his fans and fraternity through Twitter. Not just this, several Bollywood celebrities including Alia Bhatt, Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri Khan, Anupam Kher, Javed Akhtar, Aamir Khan, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Sonali Bendre , Maniesh Paul, also visited the senior actor in New York, and shared pictures on social media.
Deepika Padukone declares Ranveer Singh Husband No. 1
MUMBAI, March 5: Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone are easily one of the most-loved couples of Bollywood and the duo never shies away from showing their love for each other. The hype around their wedding and their many receptions may have died down, but the craze for the couple has only increased.
In the past, Ranveer would subtly hint at his affection for her but Deepika has always shied away from being upfront about it. However, all that is in the past and Deepika is proudly wearing her love on her sleeve, or her social media account to be more precise.
On Monday, Ranveer shared a picture of his on the cover of a glossy called Grazia. In no time, Deepika commented on it, calling her husband, “Cutie No 1, Hottie No 1 and Husband No 1”.
Ranveer, wearing a dull grey semi formal suit with a printed shirt and hair tossed to his right, makes a pretty picture. He is seated on a sofa and looks calm, a far cry from his hyper-energetic self. In fact, so good is the effect, that even his Simmba star Sara Ali Khan left fire emoji in the comments.
Ranveer and Deepika got married on November 14 and 15 in Italy’s Lake Como. What followed were three high profile wedding receptions in Bangalore and Mumbai.
Meanwhile, Deepika will soon be seen in a new commercial with her ex-flame Ranbir Kapoor, pictures of which went viral some time back. In fact, Ranveer was later asked if he felt insecure about Deepika working with Ranbir.
Speaking at an India Today event, Ranveer said: “Do I seem like an insecure person, really? I am not an insecure type at all. I am extremely secure in who I am and what I am. I know that nobody can love her the way I do, so it’s cool,” he said.
“Within six months of our relationship, sometime in 2012, I knew that she was the one. I knew that this the woman I wanted to marry and grow old with, this is the mother of my children. I just knew it. That’s it. I went about it that way. I nurtured it and cultivated it, I worked on it. She took her time to come around and I was patiently waiting. It was just a matter of time. It was whenever she wanted and whatever she wanted. But I just wanted her,” Ranveer also said about his wife.
On their respective work fronts, Deepika will soon get busy with her next film, Meghna Gulzar’s Chhapaak while Ranveer has already commenced work on his Kabir Khan film, ‘83.