The Race franchise has become bigger and better with Salman Khan headlining the third installment. Race 3, made on a budget of approximately Rs 150 crore, has already recovered its making cost, through the satellite deals of the film. Considering the charm of Salman which pulls people to theatres and the box office performance of his last release Tiger Zinda Hai, the film industrys trade analysts have predicted an amazing opening for Race 3 at the ticket counters. Before we get to know if Remo DSouzas directorial will break some box office records in the coming days, we look back at how the previous two films have set the box office ablaze.
Race: Rs 60.83 crore
The maverick filmmakers Abbas-Mustan directed an entertaining thriller Race back in 2008. The film starring Anil Kapoor, Saif Ali Khan, Akshaye Khanna, Bipasha Basu, Katrina Kaif and Sameera Reddy clicked with the Indian audience and it became the fourth biggest film of the year with a total collection of Rs 60.83 crore. The narrative of Saif Ali Khans film revolved around sibling rivalry, betrayal in love and passion for earning money. The two songs of the film “Pehli Nazar Mein” and “Zara Zara Touch Me” went on to become chartbusters. Overall, the film received a mixed response from Bollywood buffs and the one actor who stood out from the rest was Anil Kapoor.
4:13 PM PT — Naturally, Fenway Park went absolutely bonkers when Ortiz threw the first pitch to his old teammate, Jason Varitek.
Ortiz also briefly addressed the crowd before the game … thanking everyone for his support during his recovery.
BIG PAPI RETURNS: #RedSox legend David Ortiz delivers 1st pitch to Jason Varitek and an emotional thank you to everyone in Boston who had his back following shooting in Domincan on June 9. pic.twitter.com/eZIhpjoRBj
Its finally happened, David and Aaron got hitched!
Nawww, what a beautiful day that was! After a few little hiccups, namely Aarons back going into spasm, and a whole hoohar about Susan cancelling but not cancelling as celebrant, it all went ahead nicely and was easily one of the most happy emotional episodes in the shows 33 years.
While for some the day was literally shit on a stick (looking at Susan there, who had a run in with dog poo), for viewers, watching David and Aaron get married was quite the moment, leaving many in tears with the beautiful sentiment and the romance of the whole thing.
The episode was even branded one of the shows best ever and the best soap wedding as the two finally tied the knot, with Magda Szubanski playing the eccentric celebrant Jemima Davies-Smythe.
The show was also praised for the nostalgic nod back to the other epic Neighbours wedding, Scott and Charlenes, as Aaron walked (or staggered!) up the aisle to the song Especially For You, sung by Kylie Minogue and Jason Donovan.
Anyone else tearing up at Kylie and Jason being played at the #neighbours wedding? Just me then?!!
By: Express Web Desk | Bengaluru | Updated: June 3, 2018 10:15:28 pm Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas sparked off dating rumours when the two had made an appearance together for the first time at the Met Gala last year. Related News
Is Priyanka Chopra dating American singer Nick Jonas? Well, the rumours wont die any time soon as the duo are giving ample reasons to speculate. While the two were spotted having dinner together in Los Angeles on Thursday night, Nicks comment on Priyankas latest Instagram post have set tongues wagging again.
Priyanka Chopra recently shared a photo with the caption, “Burgers and Chanel…my favourite combo with my fav girls. @anjula_acharia @mubinarattonsey @chanelofficial,” and guess who commented on the same.
Nick Jonas seemed to really like Priyankas happy photo, so much so that he was compelled to comment on the photo. The singers comment read, “That smile,” and not to miss the heart emoji.
See Priyanka Chopras latest post and Nick Jonass comment too:
Demi Lovato has been an influential force in the entertainment industry for over a decade now. Her characters on Disney Channel's As the Bell Rings and Sonny With a Chance, as well as her roles in Camp Rock and Princess Protection Program will forever be iconic. Her 2008 album Don't Forget and 2009 LP Here We Go Again have also stood the test of time (at least when it comes to my Spotify playlist). We've loved seeing the 28-year-old star grow and evolve into the strong woman she is today. DemiRead More – Source
Written by Sana Farzeen | Mumbai | Updated: November 19, 2018 8:31:33 pm
Bigg Boss 12 November 19 preview: Dipika Kakar, Surbhi Rana and Deepak Thakur will be the first ones to enter the safe zone.
After Shivashish Mishras eviction, Bigg Boss will give the contestants a chance to rectify their mistakes. Last week, as a harsh verdict, except captain Romil Chaudhary, all contestants were nominated for evictions. But in tonights episode, Bigg Boss will announce a task where contestants would be given a chance to save themselves.
As part of the task, a safe zone would be made in the garden area with only three chairs and three flagposts. Dipika Kakar, Surbhi Rana and Deepak Thakur would be the first ones to enter the safe zone. They will have to wear safe badges and the flags with their name and pictures would be hoisted on the flag posts. After every gong, they will have to mutually decide to leave the safe zone and give the spot to someone they think deserves it the most. But even after leaving the spot they would be allowed to come in if someone else takes their name and surrender their spot. The entire house would be seen strategising and convincing each other to gain a spot in the safe zone.
At the very onset, a lot of disagreement would be seen amongst the contestants. This task will come as a blessing in disguise because it will lead to more groups being formed in the house. While Rohit Suchanti will try to convince the Happy Club members to save him, his plan would fail. He will then join hands with Karanvir Bohra and Srishty Rode. Jasleen Matharu and Megha Dhade will join hands with Sreesanth and Dipikas team.
Also, on the other hand, Megha will be seen questioning Deepaks affection towards Somi Khan. She will be seen discussing with Dipika how Deepak was never attracted to Somi but suddenly developed feelings. The two will also talk about how Deepak can stoop to any level to be in the game.
Written by Ashameera Aiyappan | Chennai | Published: February 8, 2018 6:08 pm Thimiru Pudichavan went on floors on Wednesday.
Vijay Anthony, who recently finished shooting for Krithiga Udhayanidhi’s Kaali, has already begun work on his next film. Titled Thimiru Pudichavan, Vijay Anthony is playing a cop for the first time and Nivetha Pethuraj will join him in donning the khaki. The actor is said to have bagged the role of a bold cop who rides a bullet.
Reports also suggest that Nivetha is training to perform her stunt sequences herself. “She wants to try the action sequences sans a body double. Her character is required to ride a Bullet motorbike, sometimes with Vijay Antony in the pillion. She has been taught how to ride a Bullet and she is doing rehearsals sincerely,” said director TP Ganesha to Deccan Chronicle. The director has also said that Nivetha’s character is named Madonna and she is getting inputs from a woman sub-inspector for the film. Actor Daniel Balaji is said to be the baddie in the film.
Thimiru Pudichavan went on floors on Wednesday after the customary pooja. Fathima Vijay Antony, who is producing the film under the Vijay Antony film corporation, announced the same on her twitter handle. “#THIMIRUPiDITHAVAN Pooja today… Wishes,blessing ,prayers,energy and more power strongly needed form u alll..just pour it out on our team.Keep supporting us lovelies as always.Have a blessed day..praise the lord. Let’s rock with the Cop. (sic),” she tweeted on Wednesday.
Vijay Antony was last seen in Annadurai which didn’t make a mark at the box office. Nivetha, on the other hand, is awaiting the release of the space drama Tik Tik Tik. The actor is said to have performed the stunts herself in the Shakti Soundar Rajan directorial as well.
The trailer of Manoj Bajpayees film Gali Guleiyan is out. As the trailer opens, we see an intense looking Manoj Bajpayee aka Khuddus trying to figure out whats happening in his neighbourhood. As he listens through the walls, he hears a howling mother (Shahana Goswami) trying to protect her son from the ruthless beating of an aggressive father (Neeraj Kabi). But why is the kid being beaten or why is Bajpayee worried about the kid, these are some questions that leave you intrigued.
Ranvir Shorey seems to play a pivotal role in the movie and looks convincing in the role of Bajpayees friend. Backed by a stellar cast, the official description of the trailer reads, “A psychological drama about a man who is trapped within the city walls and in his own mind. He attempts to break free to find a human connection.”
Watch | Gali Guleiyan – In the Shadows trailer
Gali Guleiyan has already been screened at many international film festivals and has won accolades too. These include the prestigious Busan International Film Festival, MAMI, 42nd Cleveland International Film Festival, the Indian Film Festival of Los Angles, Atlanta Film Festival, the New York Indian Film Festival and the ongoing Indian Film Festival of Melbourne. Two-time National Award winner Bajpayee was adjudged the best actor for the movie at Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM) 2018.
Earlier in an interview with inianexpress.com, Bajpayee talked about the film and said, “Gali Guleiyan is the toughest role I have done in my entire career. You are talking about a trapped mind, whose brain is going in thousand directions at a given time. So it tests your skill, challenges your craft, everything youve done all these years. It is not an easy character. It took a toll on me.” The 49-year-old is currently basking in the success of his latest release Satyameva Jayate which has opened to some great numbers.
"Oooh, they have lemon cake with vegan cream cheese frosting—that’s so hard to find! I’m getting a slice of that. You should get a slice of cake and one of their chocolates. I’m determined to show people how good vegan desserts can be."
That’s what Maggie Q says as we check out the treats at Cocoa V, a vegan pastry shop in New York City. Between her excitement over these sweets, her complete obsession with dogs (on our walk to the shop, the 38-year-old stopped to talk, yes, talk, to two pups on the street), and her warm, friendly appearance (she’s fresh-faced and rocking a gorgeously oversize camel-colored sweater), I’m a little thrown off. This isn’t exactly what I was expecting from an actress who has spent her entire career kicking major ass in action movies like Live FreeorDie Hard, Divergent, and Mission: Impossible III. But over cake, peppermint tea, and lots of conversation, Maggie the persona and Maggie the person begin to make sense.
In my time with her, I learn that Maggie believes in challenging herself, always. So if she’s got a big fight scene to film, she’d prefer not to fake it with a stunt double. Nope, she’s going to train like crazy and get it done on her own. Likewise, if she wants you to understand the benefits of going vegan, she’s not going to preach at you. Instead, she’s figured out that it’s way more effective to show you the research so that you can decide for yourself and then introduce you to animal-free food that’s lick-your-lips tasty.
"If you’re destined to be better," she says, leaning back in her chair, "you have to challenge yourself. Otherwise you’re wasted." Listen in as Maggie talks about how she got her start as an actress and why she has continuously strived to improve herself—especially when it comes to her work, her activism, and her love life.
In your late teens, you left your home in Hawaii to move to Asia, where you modeled and eventually started acting. Tell us about your early career.
Jackie Chan had a management company at the time, and he was looking for young stars to train for a new generation of action movies. He chose a number of guys, and I was the girl. I think because of my background [as a high school track athlete], they were interested in me. But there’s a difference between being a runner and being a kung fu fighter. I couldn’t even touch my toes back then.
So you literally went to action-star boot camp?
Yes, exactly. For every film that they wanted me in, I’d have to go through months of extensive training. Jackie has a team of martial arts experts who trained me. People see me now in action movies and they go, "Well, you’ve been doing it your whole life," and I’m like, "Not even remotely." I was 20 when I started training. I was into the challenge. I didn’t mind proving myself in something that I didn’t know. And because I’d done track races and competitions my whole life, there was a level of victory that lived in me.
You were born Margaret Quigley but started going by Maggie Q while living overseas. Why?
They couldn’t pronounce Quigley in Asia. So that’s what birthed the name Q. When I came back to the States, half the world knew me as one thing, so I couldn’t change it. Impossible III wanted to see me for a role. So I flew to Los Angeles. I woke up the morning of the audition with a 105-degree temperature. I went from shaking and freezing to sweating profusely, but I did the audition anyway. The casting director coached me through it. She said, "If you can hang on for a few more hours, this is going to change your life." I said, “Okay, I’m going to go in the room and get it." I read three scenes for J.J.Abrams, and right there he offered me the movie. I ended up back in my hotel room, so ill, with the curtains drawn for two days. When I finally woke up, there was a huge gift basket in my room. The note said, "Here’s to a great mission. Love, Tom Cruise and J.J. Abrams." That’s when it really sunk in that I had gotten it.
After that you went on to appear in many other action-packed roles, including the lead in the TV show Nikita. But your role on Designated Survivor is a bit different—your character is more of a quietly confident badass. Is that what drew you to her?
I think that your talent has to mature with your age, and you just can’t go around beating people up your entire career. What was nice was that the creator of Designated Survivor didn’t hire me because he thought I could kick someone’s ass. He hired me because he thought I had the internal strength that it took to play a character like her. That meant a lot to me. It felt like a maturing of what strength is.
Switching gears, let’s talk about your activism. How did you get involved with PETA?
I was meeting a friend at a concert, and she was running late. I was waiting outside for her and there was a woman at a table near the front door of the venue. I asked her what she was doing, and she said she was from PETA. We wound up talking, and I asked her to send me all the research she had. Shortly after that, I was flying to Thailand with my manager to do this soft-drink commercial. I opened the research and started reading. By the time the plane landed, she looked at me and said, "You haven’t spoken the entire flight." I said, "I’m done with meat, I’m done with the whole thing.” She started laughing. We went to dinner that night with our clients and I said, "Oh, I’m not eating meat." They asked how long I had not been eating meat, and I said, “Ten hours.” They all started laughing and guessing how long it would last. But I did it. I quit cold turkey and never went back. I haven’t eaten meat in 20 years, and eight years ago I gave up dairy.
Since Enai Noki Paayum Thota went into cold storage, actor Dhanush made his debut as a director with Pa.Paandi, Velaiilla Pattadhari 2 released and he went on to star in his first Hollywood film The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir. He even produced his superstar father-in-law Rajinikanths film Kaala between the multiple strikes and controversies that brought the Tamil film industry to its knees.
After a delay of more than a year, the romantic drama was revived recently. The filmmakers even launched posters unveiling the new title logo of the project. In an effort to keep the buzz around the film alive, a new teaser has been released. The teaser gives us slightly more information about the story than the previous one, which released way back in 2016.
Dhanush plays a civilian Raghu who falls in love with his favourite movie star Laika (played by Megha Akash). The over one minute video gives us a glimpse of Raghus transformation from a clean-shaven chocolate boy to a tough guy with thick-beard and unbuttoned shirts.
See Enai Noki Paayum Thota teaser here:
As we dig into the plot details in the new teaser, films director Gautham Menon would rather appreciate it if we also pay attention to the beautiful suite, a western musical form, composed by multifaceted music director Darbuka Siva. “If this music doesnt touch your soul then nothing else will.. thank you @DarbukaSiva and the musicians behind this @dhanushkraja in all his glory #ENPTVISIRI For sure in theatres very soon(sic),” wrote Gautham, while sharing the music video on his Twitter page.
Check Enai Noki Paayum Thota star Dhanush and director Gautham Menons latest tweets here: