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GO GOA GONE collected around 18.75 crore nett in week one as the weekday collections were steady although on the lower side. The film has seen a huge reductions of shows on its 8th day and so, a 25 crore nett collections looks the best case scenario for its lifetime business.
The bulk of the business for the film has come from Mumbai and Delhi/UP with these two circuits contributing over 75% of the all India business. Other circuits like East Punjab and Mysore which tend to collect better for multiplex films did not collect as they should have.
GIPPI managed found an audience at metros. The film was released at limited screens [and limited shows] and keeping that factor in mind, the overall business is satisfactory. Breakup:- Friday 75 lacs Saturday 1 crore Sunday 1.25 crore Monday 40 lacs Tuesday 40 lacs Wednesday 35 lacs Thursday 35 lacs Total: 4.50 crore [Source: Taran Adarsh]
SHOOTOUT AT WADALA has collected around 51.50 crore nett in two weeks. The second week drop was around 75%.
AASHIQUI 2 is extraordinary as it collected around 11.50 crore nett in its third week taking its three week total to a huge 63.50 crore. The film has in fact emerged a blockbuster as it is sure to cross 70 crore nett and may even go to around 75 crore nett. Vishesh Films which are known to give sleeper superhits have even surpassed themselves with AASHIQUI 2 which is the biggest hit ever from the banner.
The film has remained unaffected by the new releases be More >
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AURANGZEB collected 3.75 crore nett approx on day one. The business was best in Delhi/Up and East Punjab while East and South collected poorly. The collections are lower than last year’s ISHAQZAADE which was a similar film with the same hero and makers. However, ISHAQZAADE boasted of a hit music. The film needs to show a big jump on Saturday and Sunday.
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Aashiqui 2 has had the third highest second week collections in 2013 and it is set to have the highest third week collections for 2013, It is the most appreciated film of 2013 with the best word of mouth by a distance. The top second week collections for 2013 are as follows.
1. Race 2 – 20,02,00,000 2. Special 26 – 17,99,00,000 3. Aashiqui 2 – 17,35,00,000 4. Kai Po Che – 11,82,00,000 5. ABCD – Any Body Can Dance – 10,17,00,000 6. Jolly LLB -8,95,00,000 7. Chashme Baddoor – 8,86,00,000 8. Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola – 6,63,00,000 9. Himmatwala – 4,77,00,000 10. Nautanki Saala – 4,12,00,000
Meena Iyer and Renuka Vyavahare (BOMBAY TIMES; May 18, 2013)
Their Son Of Sardaar last Diwali scorched screens. So when Ajay Devgn had to choose a leading lady to play his love interest in Prabhu Dheva’s next starting July, he pointed his finger in Sonakshi Sinha’s direction. The curly-haired South Indian director has already worked with Sona on Rowdy Rathore, Rambo Rajkumar and the Go, Govinda song in OMG Om My God. Naturally, he is happy to continue the association.
Meanwhile, Yaami Gautam, of Vicky Donor fame, will also be part of the same project. According to sources, this pretty model-turned-actor has a very interesting role. And wait there’s more. One hears that there will be yet another glamorous girl. Talks are on with a couple of sex kittens with never ending legs and ample cleavage.
A co-passenger, a die-hard fan of his screen character, failed to recognise the reigning heartthrob, even after a long conversation about the film
Vickey Lalwani (MUMBAI MIRROR; May 18, 2013)
The incident occurred yesterday morning. On his way back from Dubai where he was promoting his upcoming film, Ranbir Kapoor had an experience he will not forget anytime soon. He met a lady on the flight, who despite being an ardent fan of the character he played in Barfi, failed to recognise the actor. And this, after having a chat with him for half-anhour. An amused Ranbir played along. The lady, who had this curious rendezvous with Ranbir, was Sophia Jammal Samtani –a Lebanese married to an Indian, who was travelling from Lagos to Mumbai to meet her husband.
An eyewitness told Mirror, “Dubai was a stopover. Sophia was sleeping blissfully when Ranbir came and sat next to her. She woke up about half-an-hour before the flight landed in Mumbai.”
Ranbir struck up a conversation with her and the topic soon veered towards films. Sophia told Ranbir that although she has not seen many Hindi films, some have made a deep impact on her. She also mentioned Fanaa and Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham. It was when Ranbir asked if she had seen any recent film, Sophia said excitedly: “Sorry but I forgot Barfi. That was one film in recent times, that will always remain entrenched in my memory. All three actors (she did not name them as Ileana D’Cruz, Priyanka Chopra and Ranbir Kapoor though) gave More >
Jigar Shah (MID-DAY; May 18, 2013)
Prateik’s first film Jaane Tu…Ya Jaane Na may have got him some eyeballs, but ever since then, the actor’s career has not really seen an upward swing. After a series of unsuccessful films, Prateik recently let another film slip through his fingers. And rumours are that it was because the actor allegedly commanded a comparatively high fee and refused to negotiate with the makers.
Sources say that Tigmanshu Dhulia had initially approached Prateik for his upcoming film Milan Talkies. The insider states, “There was no formal announcement about the film going on floors. One of the reasons was because Prateik wasn’t sure if he would be doing the film. After he walked out, Imran Khan was roped in to star opposite Priyanka Chopra.” Though the exact reason for his walkout was never really officially mentioned, insiders indicate that it was over money trouble.
A source close to both Prateik and Tigmanshu says, “Prateik had demanded around Rs 1 crore. But since Tishu was not backed by a big production house then who could afford the actor’s fee, the director tried very hard to convince Prateik to re-think. The actor didn’t budge and ultimately left the film. Later when another production house entered the scene, they roped in Imran.” Our SMSes to Prateik and Tigmanshu went unanswered.
Asira Tarannum (MID-DAY; May 18, 2013)
At Sanjay Dutt’s Bandra residence, it was a test of patience for everyone present there. As Dutt, accompanied by his family, left home to surrender to the TADA court, chaos took over the bylanes of Pali Hill and the way ahead. While the media persons present along the way were leaving no stone unturned for snapping up photographs of the convicted actor, sources say producer Bunty Walia, who was also accompanying the star, flew into a rage and ended up allegedly slapping a journalist.
A source says, “Bunty, who was with Dutt on the way to the TADA Court, apparently hit a TV journalist and even tore off his clothes. Bunty’s car was ahead of the channel’s vehicle and there was a lot of media frenzy. The roads were blocked, as there was a fleet of cars following Dutt and the police force.” As the two cars almost bumped into each other, it allegedly sent Bunty hitting the roof with anger, post which the producer got out of his vehicle along with his bodyguard and engaged in a scuffle with the journalist.
An onlooker says, “The channel’s car nearly collided with Bunty’s car. The way was blocked when Dutt crossed the Worli Sea Link and was proceeding towards the court. There were press photographers everywhere and the scene was that of chaos. Bunty started abusing the journalist as well as the other car’s driver. His body guards also tried to damage the car and even kicked on the bonnet.”
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DNA (May 18, 2013)
When Hrithik Roshan had dropped in to meet Dutt at his home immediately after his sentence was announced, he bumped into many actors there. Ajay Devgn and Mahesh Bhatt who were also present, were garnering support for Dutt. They were urging Sanju’s pals to speak up for him. When Bhatt asked Hrithik if he would show his support for his Agneepath co-star Sanju, in front of the TV crews, Duggu immediately said yes. Ajay, who was scheduled to talk to the channels the following day told him that he would call him to inform him of the venue and the timing. But the next day Hrithik remained unavailable to give bytes to the channels. Says an insider, “The venue was fixed at Devgn’s office (a few minutes away from Hrithik’s Juhu home). but there was no response from the Krrrish 3 actor. After many calls, Ajay received a message from one of Hrithik’s staffer that the actor was unable to attend as he had to attend to some other prior commitment!” Perhaps the actor who is known for approaching things in a very correct manner, didn’t want to make a statement on a judgement passed by the honourable court. But Dutt’s friends and family took notice of this ‘rebuff’.
Subhash K Jha (DNA; May 18, 2013)
Hrithik Roshan has agreed to do a film with director Tigmanshu Dhulia. But that starts only in June 2014. And it won’t be Shakespeare’s Hamlet, which the filmmaker is also making. History shows that Hrithik and Hamlet don’t gel together. Two other filmmakers, Tarsem Singh and Vishal Bharadwaj planned Hamlet with Roshan Jr and failed.
Tigmanshu has decided to do Hamlet with another actor. With Hrithik he plans a semi-rural fable of violence and drama set in the North Indian heartland where Hrithik will have a Uttar Pradesh accent for the first time. For this project, the actor has given dates from June next year. Dhulia confirms, “Hrithik and I are doing a film together. It will start in June 2014. But it is not Hamlet as reported in the press. We are doing something else together.”
Garima Sharma (BOMBAY TIMES; May 18, 2013)
Kashmir is certainly making a steady comeback to Bollywood, and after Rockstar, director Imtiaz Ali is back again to shoot for his next film Highway there. But it’s not been easy for the cast and crew to capture the splendour of Kashmir for the film. They all, we hear, have been trekking 2-3 km everyday to shoot. Ali has already shot in the upper reaches of the Aru valley and at the snow-clad upper reaches of Chandanwadi. The director is all praise for Kashmir, saying that the police and civilians have helped them a lot. He says, “We trailed with the bakarwals, who are nomadic shepherds and saw the high slopes and streams of upper Himalayan mountains with them. We had to trek for hours each day. The entire unit lost weight despite gorging on splendid Kashmiri food.” Apart from Jammu and Kashmir, Imtiaz and his team have been shooting for the film in five other states, including Harayana and Punjab.
Anil Raina (MUMBAI MIRROR; May 18, 2013)
“Why do you keep coming back to Kashmir?”
Sometimes, a seemingly innocent question can leave even the most seasoned orators fumbling for an answer. And this was aimed at Imtiaz Ali, who was addressing students at the University of Kashmir’s Media studies department. The filmmaker, who has been shooting his next in the valley, smiled and replied: “Because your valley looks beautiful on camera.”
But there could be more than beauty that draws the filmmaker to Kashmir over More >