Daily Archives: January 1, 2013

Women shouldn’t live in fear, criminals should-Akshay Kumar

As told to Aakansha Naval-Shetye (DNA; January 1, 2013) DNA Words fail me at this point. I am appalled and angered that in a country that worships goddesses, women are brutally stripped off their basic right to live a dignified life. Forget being treated as an equal, the inhuman behaviour that they are subjected to

Why Natwarlal family’s keen to see Special Chabbis before release

Jayoti Soor (DNA; January 1, 2013)   On reading the media reports that Akshay Kumar’s character sketch in Special Chabbis will borrow elements from India’s notorious conman Mithliesh Kumar Srivastava better known as Natwarlal, his family has approached the makers asking to see the film. Natwarlal was a famous Indian con man known for repeatedly

Vidya Balan’s birthday a family affair

DNA (January 1, 2013)   Till date Vidya Balan has never missed celebrating her birthday with her family and seems like even marriage hasn’t changed that. Today will be no different for the newly-wed star, who celebrates her first birthday post marriage with production honcho Siddharth Roy Kapur. Vidya, who was on her honeymoon at

Top actors of 2012-HT

Who were the top actors of 2012? What did they do and what took them to the top? We bring you the 14 biggest performers of the year (with a little help from trade experts Vinod Mirani and Vikas Mohan)


There were 15 hits films in 2012 with Ek Tha Tiger leading the pack and emerging the biggest of the year. Action led the way with the four biggest hits of the year (Ek Tha Tiger, Dabangg 2, Rowdy Rathore and Agneepath) all being action films. There were around 155 Hindi film releases in the

Salman Khan’s DABANGG 2 huffs and puffs at BO;

Rs.200 crore net theatrical collection is the breakeven point for the sub-distributors and exhibitors who have paid nearly Rs.100 crores as minimum guarantee (MG) for the domestic rights of Salman starrer DABANGG 2. They have every reason to worry now. The theatrical collections of the film have dropped drastically and the box-office momentum seems to