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Bollywood Weekly Report – December 28, 2015

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Trade
– Amitabh Bachchan, who is currently shooting for Sujoy Ghosh’s next film in Calcutta, decided to take some time off from his shoot and have a press conference in Calcutta itself for the promotions of ‘Wazir’, as he could not travel back to Mumbai for the promotions.

– Divya Dutta who will soon be seen in a principal role, in the movie ‘Chalk & Duster’ recently visited the reality show ‘Comedy Nights Bachao’ where she had a great time shooting and interacting with the cast of the show.

Box Office (India)
– While official figures are still being compiled for Sunday, ‘Bajirao Mastani’ has collected Rs. 1.0870 million net, while ‘Dilwale’ stands at Rs. 1.1050 billion net, as at Saturday.

Box Office (Overseas)
– ‘Dilwale’ has collected Rs. 2.34 billion net in international markets as at Saturday.

The Khans
– Salman Khan, who turned 50, on 27 December, had a massive birthday bash at his Panvel home. The event was attended by over 800 guests. It has been reported that guests danced all night long at the mega bash. The list included names like Anil Kapoor, Suniel Shetty, Sooraj Barjatya, Rajkumar Hirani, Kangana Ranaut, Sajid Nadiadwala, Prasoon Joshi, Sajid-Wajid, Mika Singh, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Huma Qureshi, Ameesha Patel, Sophie Choudry, Elli Avram, Amrita Arora, Karisma Kapoor, Riteish and Genelia Deshmukh, Farah Khan, Sania Mirza, Sophie Choudry, Chitrangada Singh, Mika Singh, Samir and Neelam Soni, Ameesha Patel, among many others.

– Aamir Khan took time off his busy schedule to meet a 14-year old special fan, who is suffering from a rare genetic disorder called progeria. Nihal Bitla’s dream became true when the star agreed to meet him following his request on Facebook.

– Shah Rukh Khan has confirmed the sequel to the 2011 sci-fi hit, ‘Ra.One’, which will be titled ‘G.One’. No other details have been released. (Credits: Deccan Chronicle)

Music
– Sonakshi Sinha grooves to the beats of her maiden single, “Aaj Mood Ishqholic Hai”, which she recorded for T-Series. The peppy hip-hop number is composed by Meet Bros and lyrics are by Kumaar. Directed by Gifty, the track is well choreographed but is average overall. The excessive programming has killed the party mood!

The Hotties
– Deepika Padukone is on vacation and took off for a trip with her girl friends. The reason for this ‘all-girls’ trip is one of her best friends’ bachelorette party. They are a group of 5-6 girls who are childhood friends from Bangalore.

– Priyanka Chopra has opposed the release of the juvenile convict in the December 16 gang-rape case. She expressed her views on the Nirbhaya case at the trailer launch of ‘Jai Gangaajal’.

Best Tweets of the Week
@aamir_khan – A sad day for Indian Cinema. Rest in peace Sadhanaji. Thank you for entertaining us with your talent, your beauty, your grace, and your energy. We will always remember you as one of the finest actors of India. I am one of your biggest fans and I always will be as long as I live. Love and respect always. Aamir.

@karanjohar – Happy 50 @BeingSalmanKhan !!! Your stardom and mania is historic and May that force always be with you!!!!!

@SrBachchan – T 2094 – Went to see ‘Bajirao’ again in a theatre here in Kolkata .. SIMPLY AN EXCEPTIONAL FILM ..

@MaheshNBhatt – The world is running out of water, but it is not running out of entertainment !!!!

@Varun_dvn – If you believe in something great you can achieve something great. Merry Christmas.

Trailers 
– Ajay Devgn’s First Look from ‘Shivaay’, shot in the laps of Himalayas in Landour was released. It shows him hanging off the cliff with just a support of a single rope. Ajay Devgn is playing the lead and is directing the film. It also stars Sayesha Saigal.

– ‘Mastizaade’s trailer is on your face and is one of the rawest sex comedies to be releasing in Bollywood. The jokes are over the top, vulgar and forced into the narrative. Sunny Leone will be seen playing double roles in the film. Starring Sunny Leone, Tusshar Kapoor and Vir Das and directed by Milap Milan Zaveri, it is slated to release on January 29, 2016. Riteish Deshmukh stars in a special appearance.

– ‪The trailer of ‘‎Jai Gangaajal‬’ has been praised from all quarters. Piyanka Chopra plays a fierce cop who takes on the villains with her army of policemen. She even tweeted, “Here it is… The quickest film I’ve ever shot! Introducing #AbhaMathur in a role & film I am so very proud of.” The film is not a sequel of the 2003 film ‘Gangaajal’ but is instead a fresh story about the society-police relationship. Written and directed by Prakash Jha, produced by Prakash Jha Productions and Play Entertainment and co-produced by Milind Dabke, ‘Jai Gangaajal’ releases on March 4, 2016.

Key Release Dates
– ‘Teraa Suroor 2’, which is the sequel to the surprise hit ‘Aap Kaa Surroor’ will release on March 11, 2016. Himesh Reshammiya will be seen in an extremely toned six pack physique. It stars Farah Karimi, Naseeruddin Shah, Shekhar Kapoor, Kabir Bedi, Shernaz Patel and Monica Dogra. Directed by Shawn Arranha and produced by T-Series and HR Musik, shooting was recently completed in Dublin.

– ‘Do Lafzon Ki Kahani’ will now release on March 4, 2016. It is a contemporary love story directed by Deepak Tijori, with Randeep Hooda and Kajal in lead roles.

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