Salman takes another shot at 200 crore club with Dabangg 2

Salman takes another shot at 200 crore club with Dabangg 2

By Joginder Tuteja, Dec 11, 2012 – 11:29 IST

When almost every contemporary of his is looking at consolidating his place in the 100 crore club, Salman Khan is finding himself in a different planet altogether. While leading the pack in the century club, what with as many as four films already in there, he is eyeing the much coveted 200 crore club with Dabangg 2.


Only know Salman as guy who punctured my tyre; wore my jeans-Arbaaz Khan

Priya Gupta (BOMBAY TIMES; December 10, 2012)


Arbaaz Khan, 45, has grabbed the opportunity to direct a film which he dreamt of since childhood. He is completely aware of the franchise of Dabangg that he needs to look after and take forward. He opens up to Bombay Times about his emotional battles, his argumentative relationship with his father and why he is the only sibling to not call Salman… Bhai. Excerpts:
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Black buck case returns to haunt Bollywood celebs

Mumbai Mirror Bureau (December 11, 2012)


The 14-year-old black buck poaching case has come back to haunt Salman Khan again. Jodhpur court, on Monday summoned the actor and three others to appear before it on February 4, 2013.

Salman was framed under relevant sections of the Wildlife Act, the Arms Act and the IPC while the others (who were with him during the incident), including Saif Ali Khan, Tabu, Sonali Bendre, Neelam, Dushyant Singh and Dinesh Gawre, were framed under the Wildlife Act and the IPC, defence counsel Hastima Saraswat said.

However, after a revision petition filed at the session court by the accused, certain charges were lifted. According to Saraswat, the state government then filed a revision petition in the Rajasthan High Court, which upheld the session court’s decision in Salman’s case but added a charge against the others that the lower court had dropped.

Fourteen years ago, in September 1998, during the shooting of Rajshri Productions’ Hum Saath Saath Hain, two endangered black bucks were allegedly poached at Kankani village near Jodhpur.

All the accused had last appeared in the lower court on June 19, 2006 but revision petitions first by the defence and then by the state government had held up the trial.

Salman was convicted and sentenced to 1-year and 5- year prison terms in separate cases of poaching of two Chinkaras at Bhawad and one Black Buck at Ghoda Farm (Mathania). Appeals against these sentences, both by Salman and the state government, had been pending in the High Court since long.

And now, the trial will begin again in the lower court with the revised charges for which the court has summoned all the accused on February 4.


Khiladi 786 bends low before Talaash at overseas Box Office

Akshay Kumar’s Khiladi 786, which was expected to slow down the collection of Aamir Khan’s Talaash, has turned out to be a big disappointment at the overseas Box Office. The film has landed in the second place at the international business chart in the first weekend, while Talaash once again topped the chart in the second weekend. Khiladi 786 has bent low before Talaash in the opening weekend.

Khiladi 786 has done very poor business at the USA Box Office in the first weekend, when compared to the second weekend collection of Talaash, which has once again topped the chart. Talaash has collected $4,49,195 from 161 screens, taking its 11-day total to Rs 13.05 crores ($23,97,909). Whereas Khiladi 786 landed in the second spot with its first weekend collection Rs 1.25 crores ($2,28,967) from 114 screens in the country.

Talaash has overtaken Khiladi 786 at the UK Box Office too. The Aamir-Kareena-Rani starrer has topped the business chart by collecting £1,38,158 from 63 screens in the country in its second weekend. Its total collection stands at Rs 6.22 crores (£7,13,552). Khiladi 786 has landed in the second place with its opening weekend collection Rs 90.73 lakhs (£1,04,156) from 79 screens.

Talaash has pushed down Khiladi 786 at the Australia Box Office too. The suspense thriller has collected A$ 1,11,300 from 23 screens, taking its 11-day total Rs 3.21 crores (A$ 5,64,459). Whereas the Akshay Kumar and Asin starrer has collected Rs. 38.45 lakhs (A$ 67,523) from 24 screens in the country in its opening weekend. Continue reading

VOTE NOW: Which is the movie of the year?

2012 saw some of the greatest hits, many even making it to the Rs. 100 crore club. While Salman Khan’s Ek Tha Tiger broke many records, Ranbir Kapoor starrer Barfi!  was nominated as India’s official entry for the Best Foreign Language Film for the 85th Academy Awards. On the basis of

Ek Tha Tiger (Rs 186 cr)
Director: Kabir Khan
Cast: Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif
Release date: August 15
Genre: Action/Romance
Plot: RAW agent Tiger is on a mission to retrieve information from a scientist in Dublin. Continue reading