Monday, Oct 06 2014
Myntra celebrated its first every fashion extravaganza with a three-day event held at the Palladium hotel in Mumbai. From basic black hues to quirky prints, we get you the best showcases at the fashion weekend.Image Courtesy: IANS and FacebookDon't Miss! Festive Add-Ons for Your Work Wardrobe
Monday, Oct 06 2014
Even though Bang Bang! and Haider are poles apart considering their genre, sensibilities, cast, content, budget, screens and target audience, their  success boils down to their performance at the box office.Bang Bang! made it to the top 5 openers of all times by banking Rs. 27.54 crore on the first day. It also managed to cross the Rs. 20 crore mark everyday, thus making a total of Rs. 95 crore nett in four days. The film has maintained a good hold over the single screen as well as the multiplex audience and will easily join the 100 crore club today. Made on a budget of Rs. 140 crore, a lifetime total of around Rs. 160-175 crores looks realistic for this Hrithik-Katrina starrer.Vishal Bhardwaj’s Haider has too sustained well. Despite having a film like Bang Bang! as competition, Haider has turned out to be a crowd puller. The film managed to bank a sum of Rs 26.69 crore in four days. Critic’s appreciation and a strong word of mouth are working well for the film. Made on a budget of Rs. 24 crore the film has the ability to make a lifetime total of around Rs. 60 crores.Both the films have enjoyed a festive and extended weekend so far and today being a partial holiday will also benefit them to a great extent. Also, with no big releases this Friday, the films can bank a hefty total in the coming days.Following are the collections of Bang Bang! and Haider so far… Bang Bang!Thursday- Rs. 27.54 crore approxFriday-Rs. 24.08 crore approxSaturday- Rs. 20.10 crore approxSunday- Rs. 22.41 crore approxTotal Domestic Collection- Rs. 94.13 crore approxTotal Worldwide Collection- Rs. 130.13 crore approx HaiderThursday- Rs. 6.14 crore approxFriday- Rs. 6.93 crore approxSaturday- Rs. 6.38 crore approxSunday- Rs. 7.23 crore approxTotal Domestic Collection- Rs. 26.78 crore approxTotal Worldwide Collection- Rs. 33.68 crore approx        
Monday, Oct 06 2014
Fondly known as the King Khan of Bollywood, Shah Rukh Khan not only has a nationwide but also a global appeal when it comes to his stardom. Fans across the world have appreciated the actor in almost all the avatars that he has entertained us with, over the decades. Even today, he is one among the iconic Khans who has maintained a stupendous box office record, at the same time, the actor has received many acknowledgements and awards for his global image. Now, after the French honour, Shah Rukh Khan received the Global Diversity Award for his outstanding contribution in cinema and for other endeavours. Thrilled about adding yet another feather to his cap, Shah Rukh Khan said he has been humbled by this award and that he has got more than what he deserved. Explaining his London connection, the actor also mentioned that his first visit to this England capital was during Baazigar, one of the initial days of his Bollywood career. Shah Rukh Khan has won around 14 Filmfare awards and is also considered as a global icon for a lot of social work that he is involved in which includes working for the well being of acid attack victims. Shah Rukh Khan who started off his career in small screen with serials like 'Fauji' and 'Circus', gained fame in Bollywood with films like Deewana, Baazigar, Darr among others and was later titled as the Romance King with films like Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, Dil Toh Pagal Hai, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai to his credit.
Monday, Oct 06 2014
When Ayushmann Khurrana made his debut in Bollywood with Vicky Donor along with John Abraham's production and Shoojit Sircar as the director, the trio decided to make yet another film together titled Hamara Bajaj. Despite the fact that John Abraham, Shoojit Sircar and Ayushmann Khurrana, later got busy with other projects, the film was always on the cards until a title controversy turned it all topsy-turvy. Apparently the automobile company Bajaj Group decided to take legal action against the makers for using the tagline of their scooter commercials, 'Hamara Bajaj', as a part of their film's title. This ongoing battle led to a delay and the cast and crew moved on to other projects. But now, the makers have finally narrowed down on the title Agra Ka Daabra. Talking about the connection, Ayushmann revealed that his character which was initially named Sanjay Bajaj will now have Daabra as his last name. Also further elaborating on the Agra connection, the actor mentioned that the film will be extensively shot in the city accompanied by a small shooting schedule in Mumbai too. Agra Ka Daabra revolves around a tourist guide who aspires to be a part of the glamorous Bollywood life. Agra Ka Daabra is slated to go on floor in December and it is to be directed by Amit Roy who is currently directing Running Shaadi.com for Shoojit Sircar. Ayushmann Khurrana is busy wrapping up Vibhu Puri's Hawaizaada, he will also be seen in Yash Raj Films' Dum Laga Ke Haisha and he will also play a football player in John Abraham's upcoming film 1911. Shoojit Sircar is currently completing the Amitabh Bachchan, Irrfan Khan, Deepika Padukone starrer Piku.
Monday, Oct 06 2014
Culottes are big this season. And why not?! These stylish pants are made for all sizes. From tall to curvy to skinny, every women can carry off culottes with oomph! These gaucho pants are currently in vogue and are versatile enough to be teamed with various kinds of tops. Check out the different types of culottes and get yourself a pair pronto! Don't Miss: Get Your Oomph On in a Strapless Ensemble
Monday, Oct 06 2014
After playing the iconic baap-beta jodi in the smash hit film Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (DDLJ), the impeccable duo of Shah Rukh Khan and Anupam Kher is back again. This time round, they will be seen in Farah Khan's much awaited film Happy New Year. Unlike DDLJ, Anupam Kher won't be seen in a full-fledged role, but a guest appearance. Speaking exclusively to Bollywood Hungama, Anupam Kher said, "It is always a joy to be working with Shah Rukh Khan. I am doing what I would call as an 'emotional appearance'. Happy New Year is one film which I am looking forward to." Directed by Farah Khan and produced by Red Chillies Entertainment, Happy New Year also stars Deepika Padukone, Abhishek Bachchan, Boman Irani, and Vivaan Shah among others. The film is slated to release on October 23 this year.
Monday, Oct 06 2014
Last year, Sonam Kapoor had collaborated with author Anuja Chauhan and bought the rights of some of her works in order to adapt them as films. Being an avid reader, Battle of Bittora was Sonam Kapoor's first choice for an on screen adaptation and she even announced that a film on it is on the cards. Now that she has found the royal prince in the form of Pakistani actor Fawad Afzal Khan (Khoobsurat), we hear that the actor will once again be paired with Anil Kapoor's daughter in this film. As mentioned before, Fawad Khan will be seen in the role of a politician belonging to a royal family named Zain Altaf while Sonam Kapoor will play the role of Sarojini Pandey. Set against the backdrop of election campaigns, Battle of Bittora is a passionate love story where rivals fall in love. Jinni, a young and independent girl working to fulfill her dreams at an animation studio, suddenly gets entangled in a web of politics, after her dominating grandmother drags her off the simple life to contest the Lok Sabha elections from Bittora. The film in question will be produced by Rhea Kapoor under the banner Anil Kapoor Productions. Sonam Kapoor is currently busy with the shooting of Sooraj Barjatya's Prem Ratan Dhan Payo where she plays a wealthy princess opposite Salman Khan.
Monday, Oct 06 2014
  Have you reached a point where it really stings when someone asks, ‘How come you're still single?' or ‘How someone like you is still not married?' If you've reached a point where being with someone matters more than being the hottest person in the room, then it's time you find out the root cause of your singledom.   Unreal expectationsIf you think your prince charming is going to come riding on a white horse and sweep you off your feet, then you need a rethink! Whether you're past marriageable age or not, having unreal expectations will only bring disappointment. A man who looks like Hrithik Roshan and has the same IQ as Einstein's happens only in the movies.   You cannot compromiseIf you've been in a few relationships but for some reasons it didn't work out, it could be because you have difficulty in compromising (or you're gay - kidding). You have to make little sacrifices in order to keep your partner happy. It could be anything from cutting down on smoking, learning to cook, or cutting down on socialising with the opposite sex, etc.   You have commitment/ ex issuesYou cannot commit, period. It could be ‘cos you're way too independent and you like space' or because ‘you've seen too many marriages fall apart' or ‘you're still not over ex.' Whatever the reason, you need to get over it. Unless you resolve your commitment issues you'll find a hard time finding a long term relationship.   You are a workaholicOne of the other reasons you're still single is because you're addicted to work. Make it, married to work. You work 12 hours a day and even on weekends you're glued to your iPhone and laptop. Wake up and smell the coffee. You won't even get laid with this attitude, let alone finding a life partner. You need to start making room for social life - and no, not online - in real life.   You have bad habitsMay be you drink too much, or you have a tendency to swear a lot. Even having too much of an attitude or pride is a vice and same goes with being stingy. See which habit of yours is a turn off. Check with your close friends or family members to get an honest answer.   Image Courtesy: © Shutterstock More On >> Love & Dating
Monday, Oct 06 2014
The Jammu and Kashmir police on Monday booked nearly two dozen people for raising anti-India slogans at Kishtwar. Two of the people have been arrested, sources said, identifying them as Saqib Shah resident of Puhie and Muddasir of Baghwan area. Giving details, sources said that trouble erupted in the town soon after the Eid prayers at Chowghan Maidan when some local Muslim youth tried to take out a procession. Some of the processionists raised anti-India and pro-ISISI slogans. As provocative slogans had led to communal tension in the town leading to wide spread violence and arson on Eid last year, the police immediately swung into action and registered a case. While two people have been arrested, more are likely as police are looking for others raising provocative slogans during Eid procession.
Monday, Oct 06 2014
Suresh Raina has featured in 17 Tests in comparison to the 196 ODIs and 44 international T20 games he has played (Source: BCCI) Former India cricketer Ravi Shastri, who is currently the national team director, said it would be his endeavour to get left-handed batsman Suresh Raina back in the Test side. Raina once again gave ample display of his talent by smashing a strokeful century in Chennai Super Kings’ triumph in the final of the Champions League Twenty20 last Saturday. “The more I see him play, he is brilliant to watch. It will be my endeavour really to do something that will get him back into the Indian Test match team. He is a class act. When is going he is a treat to watch,” Shastri said at a media interaction at the Press Club. He added, “Even at times when I see him bat at the nets, when the ball hits the bat, just that sound or sense of timing you know it is something different. Let’s hope, fingers crossed.” The Uttar Pradesh player last played a Test match in 2012 in a home series against New Zealand. He has featured in 17 Tests in comparison to the 196 ODIs and 44 international T20 games he has played. Asked about players like Kuldeep Yadav coming into the side without much domestic experience, Shastri said, “When there is talent, when you have something different like with Kuldeep, something special and if the selectors believe that yes, this could be the guy, if nurtured properly, given the right guidance one year or two years down the line will be a match winner for me not just in India but in overseas conditions as well. I am prepared to take that gamble.” He also said that injured Mumbai player Rohit Sharma would bounce back and the team management will ensure that his talent doesn’t go waste. “He is a class act. It is unfortunate that he got injured and his inning was most crucial in India winning that one-day series because you were in trouble and he played beautifully. He showed great maturity in that series. I am sure he will bounce bank. He has got too much talent and we will make sure that it will not be wasted,” he said. The former India captain backed the under-fire Indian coach Duncan Fletcher and said he has a lot of knowledge. “Absolutely, he is brilliant. He is a seasoned campaigner. He has over 100 Test matches as a coach for various teams. The good thing is Fletch and me go a long way back. We know each other. I captained the U-25 team against Zimbabwe in 1984 when he was the captain of Zimbabwe. He has got a fabulous track record. It is how we use the knowledge that he has in the best possible way and communicate with the players,” he said. Asked if Virender Sehwag would make a comeback to the side, Shastri said, “I am in no position to answer that. All I can say if a person performs on a regular basis, he will catch the eye of the selector. It doesn’t have to be Viru, there are many players. The best way to bang on the door of the selector is by getting runs game after game or taking wickets game after game.” The former Mumbai captain said players in their prime form would be picked for the 2015 World Cup. “Prime importance I believe will always be given to current form. I think form is very important. As opposed to the fitness of the players, you will have to really see by the end of the Test series, who is still fit, who is still fresh enough mentally and that is our role. The main role of the selectors, the coaching staff to see how they juggle it around so that come February, you have a bunch of boys who are hungry, keen and ready to go,” he said. Shastri was critical of the Indian team’s performance in the Test series in England and said they will learn from the experience. “Yes constructive criticism is warranted when you play spineless cricket like the way you did in the last three Test matches in England. There is no way you can hide. You have got to put your hand up and say we stuffed it up. We played bad cricket. You have got to admit it but it’s a great game. This game teaches you to accept failure and get up there, work your backside off and come out and perform again,” Shastri said. “You saw it in the one-day series. It is not something that is not there. I am sure the boys wouldn’t have liked what they saw. Caving in, seven eight wickets, they know they are better than that. Yes you might say inexperience, but that is no excuse for that. “On one hand you show us fantastic cricket and then three weeks in a row you show us something that even they don’t expect. I am sure they will bounce back. You have to put yourself in that position. “You know now the next time you are in that position, you can’t do worse than that. You have to learn from that experience and see how better you can do,” he added.
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