Read to find out which celebs, films or events made the headlines this week!
The aftermath of a huge box office clash last week…a much hidden look of a superstar for an upcoming film revealed…two diametrically opposite trailers that left you in numb in quite different context…and the sad, unexpected demise of a really popular Bollywood veteran…last week had some great, some not-so-great and one really depressing news that trended!
Well, here are the top five newsmakers of the week (Sorry for missing out Star Wars’ new film…but as much as we love it, it’s not Bollywood!).
Dilwale beats Bajirao Mastani by a whisker in the opening week!
Shah Rukh Khan recently revealed in an interview that the same day clash with Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone’s Bajirao Mastani has affected the businesses of both the films. Unlike last time when Om Shanti Om clashed with Saawariya, where SRK’s film was the outright winner, here the Sanjay Leela Bhansali film gave some tough competition to the SRK flick. It also helped SLB that his film got better reviews than the Rohit Shetty directorial. However, in terms of box office, Dilwale still beats BM by a whisker, as it is the first of the two to reach the 100 crore club. Bajirao…meanwhile is faring better in the international circuits.
Jai Gangaajal trailer
After wowing us as Kashibai in Bajirao Mastani, Priyanka Chopra is all set to impress us in a never seen before avatar of a police officer. She will be headlining the sequel to Ajay Devgn’s critically acclaimed Gangaajal, which is titled Jai Gangaajal! Director Prakash Jha will also be making his acting debut in the movie, with Manav Kaul, Rahul Bhat, Ninad Kamat and Murli Sharma playing important roles. The first trailer of the film was out earlier this week, and it looked more like Prakash Jha’s acting showreel than Priyanka’s star vehicle. Hope the film has more to it than what was seen in the trailer!
Mastizaade’s shocking trailer
Stop calling Censor Board sanskaari, guys! After all they are allowing movies like Mastizaade and Kya Kool Hai Hum 3 to release, right? After shocking the hell out of us with its teaser, the trailer of Tusshar Kapoor, Vir Das and Sunny Leone starrer Mastizaade amps up the shock quotient so much that our eyes literally jump out of their sockets. Never before have we seen sch visuals in an adult comedy made in Bollywood before, and sorry to say, they look outrageous and crass. If cleavage bursting out of blouses, poking gays in the back and pressing donkey’s balls are humorous, then I am better off watching Gunda for the 27th time!
Shahid Kapoor’s Rangoon look
We knew that Shahid Kapoor would be playing a military officer in Vishal Bharadwaj’s Rangoon, a film set in 1940’s with a Casablanca-like love story as its premise.
While we have already got a glimpse of how Saif Ali Khan and Kangana Ranaut will look in the film, Shahid Kapoor’s look was closely guarded. However, this week a new still from the sets revealed Shahid’s taut look, replete with a moustache! And we must admit, he looks quite dashing!
Sadhana passes away
Veteran actress Sadhana passed away early this morning at her house. She was 74. Known for her fringe haircut, that become quite the rage (and even now as well!), the actress was quite popular with the masses for her role.