The New York Film Critics Circle has awarded SS Rajamouli the title of Best Director.
On Friday, SS Rajamouli, director of the film RRR, was named the year's best director by the New York Film Critics Circle. This group is among the first of its kind to offer its opinions on the upcoming awards season. Most people were taken aback by Rajamouli's victory, given the caliber of his rivals (who included Spielberg, Aronofsky, Polley, and Prince-Blythewood).
Tar, directed by Todd Field, won Best Picture and Best Actress for Cate Blanchett at the New York Film Critics Circle. Best Actor awards went to Colin Farrell for his work in two films this year: After Yang, a science fiction film set in the future directed by Kogonada, and The Banshees of Inisherin, a drama directed by Martin McDonagh. Keke Palmer won the award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Nope, and Ke Huy Quan won the award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Everything, Everywhere, All at Once.
The film RRR has been met with resounding success in international markets, prompting distributor Variance Film to launch an extensive Oscars campaign. The film, which features Ram Charan and Jr NTR in the leading roles, is vying for nominations in a wide variety of categories, such as Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, and more.
After grossing over Rs 1200 crore worldwide, the film became one of India's highest-grossing films of all time and was praised by critics in India. However, the Indian Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences did not choose it as the country's 2023 Oscar submission.
Shehnaaz Gill sobs on air and says she can't show her true feelings
Talk show host Shehnaaz Gill sobs on air and says she can't show her true feelings: "I really appreciate your sympathy. "
Fans of Shehnaaz Gill adore her raw honesty, but in the most recent episode of her talk show Desi Vibes, the actor admitted that she sometimes worries about letting her guard down for fear of being targeted by internet trolls.
Her most recent episode featured actor Ayushmann Khurrana, who called her "courageous" for being unafraid to show her true emotions on camera. You have a lot of guts to let your feelings show. It takes a lot of guts to say, "Jo bolna chahte ho bol dete ho." (I admire your bravery; you have no problem expressing how you truly feel. You have the guts to say what you really think, which is commendable. Shehnaaz responded that she, too, has begun holding back her honest emotions.
She admitted, "Meri life has been full of emotional moments, but I'm not going to talk about any of them. I've had sad times in my life, but I've never told anyone about it. As she said, "People were saying that I am trying to gain sympathy)," she sobbed. Why am I crying?" she asked herself.
A beloved actor friend of Shehnaaz's, Sidharth Shukla, passed away in 2021. Since their time together on Bigg Boss, Shehnaaz and Salman have become close friends. The name "SidNaaz" was coined by their devoted following.
Nadav Lapid's "vulgar, propagandist" remark about Kashmir Files, filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri threatened to walk away
Following Nadav Lapid's "vulgar, propagandist" remark about Kashmir Files, filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri threatened to walk away from the industry.
Director Vivek Agnihotri has finally spoken out in response to Israeli filmmaker Nadav Lapid's criticism of The Kashmir Files. Lapid, in his role as president of the jury at the International Film Festival of India (IFFI), deemed The Kashmir Files a "vulgar" piece of propaganda during Monday's awards ceremony.
The film, which is based on the mass migration of Hindus from Kashmir in the 1990s, caused controversy upon its debut due to its fiery tone and the perception that it was biased against Kashmir's Muslim majority. Anupam Kher, the film's most visible actor, Pallavi Joshi, a member of the cast and the film's producer, and the Israeli ambassador to India have all spoken out against Lapid's remarks.
Agnihotri added in his video statement, "Friends, yesterday at IFFI, the jury chairman called The Kashmir Files a disgusting, propagandist film." He spoke in Hindi. Not a new concept to me. Terrorists, members of the Tukde Tukde Gang, and other urban Naxals have said this for years. What really caught me off guard, though, was that the Indian government had sponsored an event where a terrorist could share his story. Moreover, native-born Indians have turned this story around in their own nation.
Finally, he vowed that he will continue to fight no matter how much resistance he encounters, yet his words included overtones of intolerance. When The Kashmir Files first came out, it was met with much criticism. However, it was backed by several state governments and championed by influential members of the governing party. Nearly Rs 350 crore was its final global gross.
Richa Chadha's Galwan tweet row: Complaint filed against actress; Raveena Tandon replies
An official complaint has been lodged against Richa Chadha in response to the controversy surrounding her tweet about the Galwan restaurant.
In response to the controversy surrounding actress Richa Chadha's tweet about the 2020 Galwan Valley clash, Madhya Pradesh's home minister Narottam Mishra said he had received a complaint and had forwarded it to the police for a legal opinion. He also had harsh words for the actress, saying that her tweet revealed her "tukde-tukde" mentality.
After Northern Army Commander Lt General Upendra Dwivedi said the Indian Army is "waiting for orders from the govt (sic)" before reclaiming Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, the actor responded with the tweet "Galwan says hi" (PoK).
A lot of people, including some celebrities, took offence to a tweet by actor Richa Chadha in which she appeared to make fun of the deaths of soldiers serving in the Indian Armed Forces.
Mishra released a video statement about the actor on Saturday, stating that he needs to learn to "draw a line" between the Army and the movies. To Chadha, the minister said, "There is a difference between reel and real life," daring him to live in the same conditions as a soldier who defends the country in all kinds of weather.
It's unfortunate that you chose to insult the patriots in that way. Her tukde-tukde attitude is on full display in that remark. I've received a complaint about her and forwarded it to the police for their assessment," Mishra said. Tukde-tukde is a term frequently used by right-wing parties to attack the opposition, especially Left and Left-backed outfits and those who support them.
A journalist posted a screenshot of Richa Chadha's tweet alongside the following text: "For last four decades, ISI money has flowed into Bollywood. At other times, it is done covertly through the underworld's assets. There is no other plausible explanation for the existence of blood traitors. Chadha, Richa. Upon hearing this, Raveena said, "Please do not lump all of us together or generalise. The result is increased animosity towards Bollywood. Strong patriots have always been a part of the industry, but they often find themselves thrown under it by the hands of a select few.
Famous Actors Mahesh Babu Father Dies
Actor Krishna has passed away, making Mahesh Babu the third member of his family to pass away this year after his mother and brother.
In the passing of veteran Tollywood star Krishna, we lose the father of Telugu actor Mahesh Babu. The film community quickly flocked to social media to pay tribute to the star after the news broke. In May of this year, the 79-year-old veteran actor Ghattamnaneni Siva Rama Krishna Murthy celebrated his birthday.
The death of his wife Indira Devi in September reportedly left the legendary actor depressed. His eldest child, Ramesh Babu, passed away in January.
There was a worldwide outpouring of grief after the news of Krishna's death spread. Earlier today, N Chandrababu Naidu, a former chief minister of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, mourned the passing of Krishna. To commemorate the occasion, he shared a photo from his past with Tollywood Superstar Krishna on Twitter. The politician expressed his condolences, calling Mahesh Babu's passing "the end of an era in cinema."
Krishna had a 50-year acting career, during which he appeared in over 350 films. When the 1960s rolled around, he was just getting started in his profession. For his work in the Indian film industry, he was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 2009. Krishna's portrayal of Alluri Sitarama Raju, a legendary freedom fighter from coastal Andhra Pradesh, cemented his reputation as a charismatic and bold actor.
This Tollywood actor-director penned dialogues for Avatar 2
Thirteen years (18 December 2009),
Avatar made 2.749 billion dollars - Rs 18957 crore worldwide. Avatar has been released on over 14,604 screens in 106 territories screens worldwide the movie sold bumper tickets in its lifetime.
It made nearly 2.749 billion dollars at the box office making it the highest-grossing film in history.
This Tollywood actor-director penned dialogues for Avatar 2
Tollywood actor and director Srinivas Avasarala has picked up his pen to churn out dialogues for the Telugu version of the much-awaited sequel to James Cameron Avatar.
Thirteen years (18 December 2009) that is how long Avatar fans have been waiting for James Cameron to take them back to Pandora. Cameron and his team spent years on the sequel Avatar The Way of Water to once again deliver glorious high end stereoscopy. The movie releases on December 16.
The film is being billed as the fourth most expensive movie of all time and is expected to become the highest-grossing movie, breaching the record set by the previous best - namely Avatar.
Along with the releases in several other languages, the Telugu version of Avatar The Way of Water will also hit the screens on December 16.
James Cameron got the opportunity to be part of this world's most awaited movie of Avatar 2. James Cameron will have a Telugu version of Avatar 2 special.
In response to whether or not his life would have been different if he had been Hindu, Shah Rukh said, "I would still smell as sweet."
Shah Rukh Khan, one of the biggest stars in Indian cinema, has frequently been in the spotlight. And now that he's back, fans are making a big deal out of the fact that he's starring in the action film Pathaan from Yash Raj Films alongside Deepika Padukone and John Abraham. However, not all of the buzz has been good; hateful hashtags like #BoycottPathaan have been circulating online on a daily basis. Besharam Rang, the film's theme song, has also been at the center of controversy ever since it debuted, with some people finding it offensive and calling for it to be changed.
The home minister of Madhya Pradesh, Narottam Mishra, was offended by Deepika and Shah Rukh's attire and dance moves in the music video, and now many people are raising eyebrows over Deepika's saffron-colored swimsuit. Many of Shah Rukh's films have been released into environments marked by trolling or boycotting campaigns, so he is used to dealing with this kind of attention.
In the midst of all this hubbub, it is worth remembering what Shah Rukh himself had to say about art and religion at a previous event.
Someone in the crowd asked the celebrity if he ever thinks about how his life might have been different if he had been born a Hindu or given a different name. The person began by suggesting Shekhar Krishna as an alternative name for SRK, to which the actor responded with his signature wit by saying his Hindu name should be Shekhar Radha Krishna since the omission of the letter 'R' in the actor's name rendered the name, Shekhar Krishna.
Continuing to explain why he didn't think he'd be any different if he'd been born into a different community, Shah Rukh said, "I don't think there would be any different. In my opinion, artists have the power to unite people regardless of their background or religious beliefs; all that matters is whether or not you appreciate the work. The actor concluded with a grin, "It doesn't matter what you call me; I'd still smell as sweet." The crowd applauded enthusiastically.
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The 'greatest ever football match' was the FIFA World Cup final, which Mammootty, Mohanlal, and Prithviraj attended
When Argentina beat Germany in the FIFA World Cup final on Sunday, stars like Mammootty and Mohanlal of Malayalam took the lead in the celebrations. The two titans of Malayalam cinema attended Sunday night's game between Argentina and France at the stadium in Qatar.
After a 3-3 tie, Argentina won the World Cup in a penalty shootout against France. The game was one of the wildest finals in FIFA history, and the who's who of Malayalam cinema showed their appreciation by paying tribute to both teams.
A Night to Remember!!! Holy Crap, What a Game!! Extreme Fear!! "Probably one of the greatest ever football matches. Congrats @Argentina and Magical #Messi on conquering the world. Well Played #France and @KMbappe," Mammootty tweeted after the game.
Also present at Sunday's game at Lusail Stadium was Mohanlal. What a magnificent conclusion... two deserving opponents who gave millions of football fans a nail-biting game by playing their hearts out. We applaud Argentina's hard-earned victory. After 36 years of hard work, the victory is yours. Messi will go out on top, as he has kept his appointment with fate. What a beautiful way to go out... The French team deserves praise for being formidable opponents and for fighting hard until the very end. On Twitter, he said, "Thank you FIFA for a season of thrill, see you again in 2026."
Many well-known Indians attended the championship game in Qatar, which generated a lot of media attention. Deepika Padukone and Shah Rukh Khan, two of Bollywood's biggest stars, used the biggest sporting event to promote their new film, Pathaan. On Sunday, Deepika was the first Hollywood star to unveil the World Cup trophy. As an added bonus, Shah Rukh Khan surprised his adoring public by dropping by for a live Q&A.
Featuring an energetic performance from Shah Rukh Khan, the song Jhoome Jo Pathaan is a catchy tribute to the film's protagonist.
Following the many scandals that plagued Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone's Besharam Rang from the upcoming action film Pathaan, YRF has released the second song from the film, titled "Jhoome Jo Pathaan." Not only does the dance track feature Deepika, but it also features SRK, a superstar, moving to the beat.
The video was shot in various beautiful European locations and included numerous costume changes set to a catchy Western tune. Arijit Singh provides the vocals for this piece. Shah Rukh and Deepika are seen dancing together to the song with a small group of dancers in the background. At the same time, Deepika wears a glamorous outfit, and Shah Rukh sports a more rugged one.
Director Siddharth Anand commented on the song, saying, "I knew from the beginning that we had to have Arijit Singh sing for Shah Rukh Khan in Jhoome Jo Pathaan. We wanted our country's most popular singer to perform for our country's most popular, long-lasting celebrity. SRK and Deepika let loose in this dance number, which features Arijit's charismatic voice."
After seeing Besharam Rang, several idiotic BJP leaders voiced their displeasure with Deepika Padukone's saffron-colored costume, sparking a controversy. Some religious leaders in Madhya Pradesh were so offended by the film's title that they tried to get it banned.
Pathaan, starring Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, and John Abraham, was produced by Aditya Chopra and will open in theatres on January 25, 2023. The film will also be released in Tamil and Telugu.
Watch Roopesh Shetty win the title at the end of Bigg Boss Kannada 9 in these highlights from the show's dramatic final episode.
Season 9's last episode of Bigg Boss Kannada aired on the last day of the year, December 31, at 7:30 p.m. Five hours later, host Sudeep announced that Roopesh Shetty had won. As the first runner-up, Rakesh Adiga comes in in a close second.
While most contestants spend no more than 100 days isolated from the outside world in the Bigg Boss house, Rupesh and Rakesh have been on the show for nearly 150 days. From the OTT version of the show, which aired for 42 days, the two were among the final four contestants. Having made it through the mini-season, Rupesh and Rakesh spent a few days in isolation in accordance with Covid-19 protocol before entering Bigg Boss Kannada Season 9.
For this season, the goal was to shift the balance of power on the show. According to Parameshwar Gundkal, Business Head, Colors Kannada, "the combination of Bigg Boss Kannada seniors from both broadcast and OTT and fresh house inmates itself was the craziest mix that one can ever imagine."
On September 23, the ninth season of the Kannada version of Bigg Boss premiered. On January 1st, following three months of intense competition and high drama, the victor was revealed.
A new poster for Sandeep Reddy Vanga's film Animal shows a threatening Ranbir Kapoor and teases plenty of violence.
Sandeep Reddy Vanga's Animal, starring Ranbir Kapoor, has released its first poster. On the poster, a threatening-looking Ranbir wears a bloodstained shirt while puffing on a cigarette and toting an axe. The actor, who appeared in two films in 2022 (Shamshera and Brahmastra), has adopted a new persona for these roles. The first glimpse, as previously announced, will be released at 12:01 a.m. on December 31.
Rashmika Mandanna, who plays Ranbir's onscreen love interest, posted the poster to her Instagram with the caption, "Animal first look is here. Cannot wait for you all to see this style. With the caption, "Presenting you the first look of Animal," Sandeep Vanga shared the image online. Cheers to a brand new year!
The release date for Animal is set for August 11. Anil Kapoor and Bobby Deol also star in the film. Himachal Pradesh has been used for filming Animal. After an absence of four years, Ranbir made his film debut with Shamshera in 2022, followed by Ayan Mukerji's Brahmastra.
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Hera Pheri 3 was never meant for Akshay Kumar to star in it: Why?
Hera Pheri 3 with Akshay Kumar was just a rumor all along. Now Akshay is protecting Hera Pheri 3 producer Firoz Nadiadwala's reputation by saying he wasn't fond of the film's script.
It's true that after 2006's Hera Pheri 2, Akshay no longer collaborates with Firoz. Akshay Kumar and Firoz Nadiadwala have been friends for quite some time. At some point after collaborating on films like Hera Pheri and Awara Paagal Deewana in the early 2000s, tensions between them boiled over. Firoz made two very successful Hera Pheri films with Akshay, but after Hera Pheri 2 they never collaborated again.
Then, for reasons we'll never know, they had a major falling out, and John Abraham was cast as Akshay Kumar's replacement in Hera Pheri 3. The supposed Hera Pheri 3 director, Neeraj Vora, got sick and died, so the film never got made. After that, Firoz once more announced Hera Pheri 3 with Akshay and Indra Kumar in charge of directing.
It's been a while. Time really does heal all wounds. In addition to being an excellent actor, Akshay is also a wonderful person. After a rough patch that included public feuds with directors Raj Kumar Santoshi and Anees Bazmi and the ultimate low point, the passing in his arms of a friend and fellow filmmaker Neeraj Vora, producer Firoz Nadiadwala was overjoyed to see Santoshi back in his Hera Pheri role.
Firoz had said, "Indra Kumar is a director who understands the suur and taaal of an Indian comedy," which was a big factor in his final decision. He has the most practical experience to lead the Hera Pheri team. There is no doubt in my mind that Hera Pheri 3 will be just as well received as its predecessors. Akshay, Suniel Shetty, and Paresh Rawal played three drunken losers in the first Hera Pheri film.
Black Panther Wakanda Forever Ticket Sales Boomed In India
An encouraging trend in advance ticket sales for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever has been spotted.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will have its worldwide debut in India and other countries. A personal attachment with the late Chadwick Boseman makes this film even more anticipated than its status as a Marvel blockbuster. Let's check out the movie's first-day box office take in advance ticket sales.
The sequel's 2018 debut saw strong ticket sales in the subcontinent. Chadwick Boseman's portrayal of T'Challa was well-received, and the film was a financial success. It was reported in 2020 that the actor, then 43 years old, had died from colon cancer. Since then, fans have been eagerly anticipating the release of Black Panther 2, which will serve as a touching memorial to a late actor. Black Panther 2 has been generating positive buzz in advance booking in India. It's far superior to mainstream Bollywood productions. According to the review on Sacnilk.com, on its first day of advance booking, Wakanda Forever made 3.18 crores gross. Ticket sales are almost at the one million mark. Please keep in mind that this is the most recent information as of the time this story was written (early this morning) and that the goal may have already been achieved.
With its massive budget, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever already has set a new standard. The Marvel Cinematic Universe film has now hit theatres. The Ryan Coogler-directed film has the potential to have the best opening weekend of all time in the United States in 2022, according to box office projections.
The opening weekend in North America is expected to bring in between $185 and $200 million, according to estimates. If the film has a strong opening, it will be the most successful opening of the year in Hollywood and the MCU.
Estimated earnings from the box office are compiled from a number of different places. We are unable to confirm these figures without the help of the source.
Freddy Teaser: Dentist Kartik Aaryan's Strange Case
Freddy's teaser trailer, released on Monday afternoon, is a promising preview of the forthcoming horror film. The teaser introduces the audience to the mysterious life of a dentist named Dr. Freddy Ginwala. The teaser trailer labels Kartik Aaryan's character as "a shy, loneliness, truthful, idealistic, unsuspecting, nervous, truthful, repulsive, conscious, and inciteful dentist." A few scenes show Kartik caring for his patients. He is also filmed dancing and sitting next to a turtle in a different scene. Aaryan claims that the script and his character in the film are difficult to grasp and that he had to put in a lot of effort to succeed in the role.
An audience watching this film directed by Shashanka Ghosh will not be able to look away. Ghosh described Freddy's story as "a love story, a betrayal, and the extraordinary transformation of a common man." The movie Freddy succeeds thanks to the brilliant scripting of all its characters, as well as its impressive sets and score. Kartik Aaryan and Alaya F. were the kinds of solid performers needed for this kind of treatment.
"This will be the first time that Kartik Aaryan will appear in a whole new avatar," said Balaji Telefilms producer Ektaa R Kapoor. The film promises to take viewers on an emotional roller coaster, and we're thrilled to partner with Disney+ Hotstar to bring Freddy to a worldwide audience.
Northern Lights Films producer Jay Shewakramani has said, "Freddy is a movie very close to my heart." The shoot itself was an incredible experience for all of us. We aimed to combine several ideas when conceptualizing the film. It was like making a jigsaw puzzle, with each piece needing to be made by hand. However, I am pleased to see that everything has finally come together, and we have made a fantastic film. I appreciate Disney+ Hotstar's help in distributing the film internationally.
As actor Kartik Aaryan explained, "Freddy was a complex script and character, the prep of the role had to be accomplished physically and mentally, as well." The role allowed me to experiment with new aspects of acting and pushed me to test my limits at every turn. This was the first time I had the freedom to investigate my shadow self. Millions of people will be able to watch the movie whenever they want thanks to Disney+ Hotstar. "I'm thrilled to be a part of Freddy and can't wait to hear what people think of the film."
Drishyam 2 is expected to break the Rs 100 crore mark
Even with its massive success, Drishyam 2 is expected to break the Rs 100 crore mark at the BO today.
The success of Drishyam 2, which stars Ajay Devgn and Tabu, has not slowed down. The release of the sequel to Drishyam in 2015 on November 18 has helped the film maintain its dominant position at the box office, and it is now getting close to the Rs 100 crore mark.
Earlier today, film critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh reported that Drishyam 2 has been doing well at the box office, and he predicted that by 2022, the crime thriller would become the fifth outright Hindi film to hit a hundred million dollars worldwide.
According to the critic and analysts, the movie has made Rs 15.38 crore, Rs 21.59 crore, Rs 27.17 crore, Rs 11.87 crore, Rs 10.48 crore, and Rs 9.55 crore from Friday, November 17, to Wednesday, November 23. This means that it will "swim past" the Rs 100 crore mark on day 7 at theatres.
On the other hand, between Days 4 and 6, the film's attendance steadily declined at national chains PVR, INOX, and Cinepolis. Day 4 at PVR brought in Rs 2.65 crore, but Day 6 saw a drop to just over $2 million. Similar declines were seen in the film's earnings elsewhere: from Rs 2.15 crore on Day 4 at INOX, it fell to Rs 1.80 crore on Day 6; and from Rs 1.13 crore on Day 4 at Cinepolis, it fell to Rs 82 lakh on Day 6.
Tweeted Adarsh, "On day five, when *most films* start to fall apart or struggle, #Drishyam2 keeps GALLOPING TRIUMPHANTLY. Obtains a ten-point result [once more]. Incredible success in the face of such adversity... With $15.3 million on Friday, $21.6 million on Saturday, $27.1 million on Sunday, $11.87 million on Monday, and $10.48.18 million on Tuesday, the box office took in a total of $59.2 million. Complete: 86.49 cr. Commerce with India hashtag."