The latest news updates from Bollywood – February 20th 2012.
- Salman Khan returned from Cuba to celebrate Maha Shivratri with his family.
- The trailer of Housefull 2: The Dirty Dozen was the most searched video on Youtube India with more than 9,15,297 views, since it released a week back.
- Vidya Balan and Emraan Hashmi will return on-screen with Ghanchakkar => Full Details
- Akshay Kumar has donated Rs 1.5 crores to a cancer rest house in Naigaon (central Mumbai).
- On May 3rd 2012, a special wax statue of Dadasaheb Phalke, the great grandfather of Indian cinema will be unveiled at the Celebrity Wax Museum in Lonavala.
- Tezz will have an item number from Mallika Sherawat.
- The London School of Economics has invited Rishi Kapoor to address it’s student on Indian Cinema.
- Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is in talks with Aditya Chopra for a romantic film.
- There is buzz in the industry that Anees Bazme will direct Akshay Kumar and Ajay Devgan in the Hindi remake of Kanchana
- Deepika Padukone is almost confirmed as the female lead in Chennai Express starring Shahrukh Khan. The film will be directed by Rohit Shetty.
- Mohit Suri could direct a film for Ekta Kapoor.
Box office Updates
- Ek Deewana Tha opened to empty houses all over. Weekend business is around Rs 2.1 crores.
- Ek Main Aur Ek Tu dropped drastically in Week 2 with around Rs 5 crores of business. Total so far in India – 36 crores.
- Two releases this week – Bipasha Basu and Madhavan’s Jodi Breakers and newly married couple Ritesh Deshmukh and Genelia D’Souza’s Tere Naal Love Hogaya. Both films expected to rely on word-of-mouth. We expect Jodi Breakers to open better.
Quotes of the day
- “Delighted to announce that one of my favourite people and actors – Dr.Mohan Agashe is now part of ‘Jism 2’ in a key role. Welcome aboard Doc,” director Pooja Bhatt announced on Twitter.
- “A better day .. dressings removed, more normal food intake, lesser ‘kites’ and greater visitors ..” says Amitabh Bachchan who is slowly recovering from his surgery.
- “The relationship Sanjay (Dutt), Manyata and I share is too rock solid for anyone to destroy over a costume” says Ameesha Patel to TOI. Sanjay Dutt though has unfollowed Ameesh on Twitter.
- “Salman Khan is a sweetheart. He is the lifeline of the industry.” says Kareena Kapoor
- “He was, is and will always be very special to me” says Deepika Padukone when asked to comment about Ranbir Kapoor.
Picture of the day – Shahrukh Khan with Malaika Arora Khan and Deepika Padukone at Cosmopolitan Fun Fearless Awards 2012