Akshay Kumar’s popularity among his leading ladies remains
undiminished. For proof, try this. Three of his favourite co-stars Katrina Kaif, Sonakshi Sinha and Deepika Padukone have, in the words of some one close to the project, “shown varying degrees of interest” in doing the Hindi version of the Tamil Diwali blockbuster ‘Thuppakki’ which is currently ruling the box office. Now, there could be two other reasons besides Akshay Kumar in these three lovely ladies’ keen interest in doing Thuppakki. The film has broken all previous records in Tamil cinema, exceeding the collections of even the biggest Rajnikanth blockbusters. At the same time, the action-oriented film offers the leading lady a chance to play a boxer. We hear three of Akshay’s leading ladies feel they’re eminently qualified.
Says our source, “After the intense experience of doing Jab Tak Hai Jaan, Katrina is at the moment searching for something fun to do in her next project.The Thuppakki remake will give her that sense of unwinding. Besides she’s been dying to do something with producer Vipul Shah and Akshay Kumar for the longest. She had a fabulous time working with them in Namaste London and since the Namaste London sequel is not happening immediately she is agreeable to taking on the challenge of doing the remake of Thuppakki.” Deepika Padukone may beat Katrina to it simply by default. “She was offered the original Tamil film, but could not do it due to date issues. Now Deepika is the top contender for the boxer’s role in Hindi, and mainly because she by nature an athlete and has been looking out for a sporty role,” says our source.
We hear Kajal Aggarwal who plays the lead in the original Tamil film is
not eligible for the remake. Says our source, “The cast will be completely different . Both Vipul and Akshay feel the remake should be completely different in look Sonakshi Sinha has also expressed interest in the role.” When contacted producer Vipul Shah completely cut down reports that Parineeti Chopra has been signed opposite Akshay. “It could be any of the ladies you’ve mentioned.We’re very sure that the remake would have to be very different from the original. Vijay who stars in Thuppakki is a superstar in Tamil cinema.With Akshay the remake will acquire a larger appeal. So yes, the leading lady would be different from the Tamil film.”
In fact Vipul’s current blue-eyed boy Vidyut Jamwal who played the villain in Vipul’s production Force would not encore his villainous role from Thuppakki. Asserts Vipul,”I will certainly not cast Vidyut as the villain. I am launching him as a hero in Commando. So the villain too would be played by a different actor in the remake. You see, the whole idea is to give the remake of Thuppakki a fresh look. Our director Murugadoss, Akshay and I will lock in on the heroine as soon as we know who can look convincing as a boxer.” One hears Deepika may just beat Katrina and Sonakshi to the role. Says the director A Murugadoss, “We’ll decide who plays the leading lady once we all sit down to discuss the matter. The girl’s character will change in Hindi. In the Tamil film she’s a funny boxer. She has nothing to do with Mary Kom. In Hindi we will now take references from Mary
Kom and give the character more gravity.”
Shahrukh Khan’s on screen kiss withKatrina Kaif in their latest film Jab Tak Hai Jaan, never seems to come to a full stop. After the media and fans making a big issue about it, it’s now SRK’s kids who talk about their reaction on seeing their dad lock lips with the pretty Katrina.
Shahrukh Khan said, both Aryan and Suhana are very understanding and are aware of the fact that their dad is an actor and has to do things on screen to justify his roles.
“For me the film is more than just the kissing scene, and I am an actor and that’s what I do for a living. Not only my kids, (but also) people around here (media), everyone knows that I am an actor. So there is no awkwardness or intense reaction to what I do on screen,” SRK told media. The superstar was at the launch of his business venture KidZania, in Mumbai.
In Jab Tak Hai Jaan, Shahrukh Khan has kissed his leading lady for the first time in his career as an actor. Continue reading
Son of sardar :- (2019 screens in which 231 are D-grade)
1st day :- Tue :- 10.65cr
2nd day :- Wed :- 16.37cr
3rd day :- Thu :- 12.09cr
4th day :- Fri :- 9.76cr
5th day :- Sat :- 8.61cr
6th day :- Sun :- 8.47cr
7th day :- Mon :- 5.13cr
8th day :- Tue :- 4.70cr
9th day :- Wed :- 3.62cr
10th day :- Thu :- 3.13cr
(Revised number of screens ll be attached in coming posts)
11th day :- Fri :- 3.95cr*
Total :- 86.48cr*
Budget :- 35-40cr (making) 12-15cr (release and promotion)
Verdict :- Super Hit !
Jab tak hain jaan :- (2491 1st rate screens)
1st day :- 15.12cr
2nd day :- 19.44cr
3rd day :- 14.21cr
4th day :- 10.85cr
5th day :- 10.61cr
6th day :- 9.67cr
7th day :- 5.12cr
8th day :- 4.51cr
9th day :- 4.07cr
10th day :- 3.45cr
(Revised screen numbers ll be included in coming posts)
11th day :- 3.32cr*
Total :- 100.37cr* Continue reading
Usually I don’t bother writing this kinda articles. But today after reading BOI’s verdict for JTHJ I could not restrain myself. So here goes-
(From BOI- Jab Tak Hai Jaan has grossed 91 crore after ten days and has done well at multiplexes. As with films like Ra.One and Don 2 the final business will not be as much as SRK starrers should be doing in the domestic market especially as holiday releases but the difference here is that its not a big budget venture. Although it was one of the event films of 2012 the costs involved are more on the lines of a Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara and Student Of The Year rather than a Don 2 or Ek Tha Tiger. SUPER HIT)
Can BOI give more crappier logic than this? JTHJ’s budget is more in the lines of Student Of The Year and ZNMD??
They want us to believe a film starring SRK(so called KING), Katrina (No.1 Actress currently) and Anushka(future No 1 actress) has less or equal budget as a film which has New comer Alia Bhatt and two new dudes (no one even remember their names.!) ???)
If JTHJ and ZNMD has same budget (again absurd to believe) then how come ZNMD released in one and half years back is just a HIT @ 90 crores(last time I checked It was HIT) when It was a non-holiday release, shown extremely well trending?? And same time JTHJ is SuperHit when it released in biggest holiday period of Bollywood aka Diwali??
(considering JTHJ will do 115 crore final total.) Continue reading
Hrithik raises the bar to 30cr
Becomes the first actor to charge the amount upfront, and gets it for Siddharth Anand’s remake of Knight And Day
Posted On Saturday, November 24, 2012 at 02:27:34 AM
Hrithik Roshan has done it again. He has hiked his fee for the second time in six years. And this time, the jump is as much as 50 per cent. In 2006, the actor had hiked his fee by 21 per cent. While you do the math, let’s sum it up for you. Hrithik has reportedly charged a jaw-dropping amount of Rs 30 crore from Fox Star Studios, the producers of his next Siddharth Anand directorial – the official remake of Hollywood hit Knight And Day starring Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz
And this is the highest amount any actor has charged up front till date. The last time any star came close to this was Salman Khan, who charged Rs 27 crore for Ek Tha Tiger. Apparently, the actor who is currently completing his home production Krrish 3 with director daddy Rakesh, took the decision after the runaway success of Agneepath earlier this year. Though the production house and Hrithik chose to remain tightlipped about the Knight And Day deal, several trade experts and analysts confirmed Hrithik’s price hike off the record. In fact trade analyst Amod Mehra opined, “So what if Hrithik is charging Rs 30 crore for the film? I think it’s less compared to what he gives in to his projects.”
According to a source from the trade, there are only a handful of actors who are considered for solohero projects these days. And most of them (namely, Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan, Salman Khan and Akshay Kumar) have a profit-sharing model of remuneration. “Producers often want the top four or five actors. And this is the price you pay for them,” said Mehra and added, “The business of cinema has grown with time. And if one wants to recover the cost of making a film, they need one of these big stars and pay them what they demand. They justify the price.” Continue reading