Thursday, March 01, 2012
While most Bollywood A-listers are completely sold on South remakes, Salman Khan does not believe in the herd syndrome. Probably, Khan had enough of South replicas after his 2011 blockbusters Ready and Bodyguard. When approached for the remake of another South flick Arya 2 by UTV, Khan categorically said ‘No.’
An industry-insider told Mumbai Mirror, “UTV wanted Salman. They even held a screening of Arya 2 for him. But, later, Salman declined the offer.”
Trade circles were buzzing about Khan’s involvement in this UTV project for the last couple of months. However, the insider added, “It’s definitely true that Salman won’t star in Arya 2. Nobody is aware of his reason for refusing the film.”
Arya 2 is a 2009 Telugu romantic sequel to the 2004 superhit Arya, starring Allu Arjun. Arya 2 saw Allu Arjun paired with Kajal Aggarwal of Singham fame. Director Sukumar was the captain of both the ships.
After all, this is not the first time that Khan has said no to a South Indian remake. Earlier, he refused Mahesh Babu’s Hindi remake of Dookudu. Apparently, Khan wasn’t keen on playing a cop for the sixth time in Dookudu.
Salman Khan masterminded Sonakshi Sinha’s dream debut in Bollywood by picking her as his co-star in the 2010 blockbuster Dabangg and the talented actress deftly capitalized on the opportunity.
February 28, 2012, (Sawf News) - Salman Khan engineered Sonakshi Sinha’s dream debut in Bollywood by picking her as his co-star in the 2010 blockbuster Dabangg and the talented actress deftly capitalized on the opportunity.
Two years later, Sonakshi is already a star that producers trip over each other to sign up for their films. Interestingly, she has yet to be tested at the box office for a second time since Dabangg, but no one seems to doubt her talent.
Salman Khan and Sonakshi Sinha will soon get back together on set filming for Dabangg sequel and this time around the equation between them will be slightly different: When the film goes to theaters, Sonakshi will complement Salman’s prodigious star appeal, not just ride it, and that could result in the film being an even bigger draw than Dabangg.
Salman, 46, will begin filming for Dabangg 2 in Mumbai from March 9. Sonakshi, 24, will join on set on March 17. The two will reprise their roles of Inspector Chulbul Pandey and Rajjo respectively.
The film will mark the directorial debut of Salman’s brother Arbaaz Khan, who is additionally the producer of the Dabangg series and stars in the films.
Salman tells DNA, “Arbaaz always wanted to be a director, and when Abhinav (Kashyap) dropped out of the film, he decided to direct it himself. I’m sure he will do a good job, but most of all I’m very happy that Arbaaz is finally getting to live his dream!”
Salman recently returned from over a month long shooting schedule in Cuba for YRF production’s Ek Tha Tiger with co-star Katrina Kaif. The film is almost complete with just the climax scene remaining to be filmed. It will wrap before Salman starts filming for Dabangg.
Salman plans to work on his second brother, Sohail Khan’s film soon after wrapping Dabangg 2, but says it may not be Sher Khan.
“I don’t know if it’s going to be Sher Khan as we have liked two scripts. We’ll begin work on whichever gets finalized first.”
Dabangg 2 is scheduled to release on December 21.
Wednesday 29th February 2012
Don 2 and The Dirty Picture have finished there run in Nizam/Andhra and the final figures for 2011 are as follows. First are nett figures then the distributor shares.
Nizam 2011 - Nett Collections
1. Bodyguard - 8.11 crore
2. Ra.One - 6.44 crore
3. Don 2 - 5.89 crore
4. Ready - 5.33 crore
5. Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara - 4.71 crore
6. Singham - 4.33 crore
7. The Dirty Picture - 3.73 crore
8. Murder 2.92 crore
9. Rockstar - 2.82 crore
10. Mere Brother Ki Dulhan - 2.75 crore
Nizam 2011 - Distributor Shares
1. Bodyguard - 4.41 crore
2. Ra.One - 3.44 crore
3. Don 2 - 3.07 crore
4. Ready - 2.72 crore
5. Singham - 2.24 crore
6. Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara - 2.08 crore
7. The Dirty Picture - 1.90 crore
8. Murder 2 - 1.51 crore
9. Rockstar - 1.40 crore
10. Mere Brother Ki Dulhan - 1.35 crore
Vinita Chaturvedi, TNN | Feb 28, 2012
Akashdeep Saigal nee Sky Walker speaks exclusively about his ‘bad experience’ with the hosts of Bigg Boss-5 in a candid chat with us…
There was a time when even Sanjay Dutt and Salman were rather miffed with you. Have you made peace with them?
I was shocked that Salman Khan came into celebrity home, attacked me personally, attempted to demoralise me and put me in a bad light. I’m glad that I was respectful, held my ground and maintained my dignity. I met a lot of viewers post Bigg Boss who told me that they were upset to see me being picked on by the hosts. And in hindsight I can say their victimisation of me won me many hearts and friends.
Rest at TOI
Well obviously he’s trying to gain publicity by using Salman Bro’s name in a bad light!! God Bless Salman Bro<3 !!
28 February 2012
Salman Khan dressed casually in jeans and button down shirt to attend Ritesh Deshmukh’s brother Dheeraj’s wedding to Honey Bhagnani at Hotel Grand Hyatt in Kalina, Mumbai Monday afternoon, February 27, 2012.
Honey is the daughter of producer Vashu Bhagnani and sister of actor Jackky Bhagnani. Salman is close to the Bhagnani family.
Salman, 46, wore dark blue jeans, a contrast collar shirt and black dress shoes. He looked lean and fresh sporting short swept back hair.
He was accompanied by sister Alvira Khan and her husband Atul Agnihotri. Ritesh received the Khan posse on its arrival.
Salman, who recently returned from over a month long shooting schedule in Cuba for YRF production’s Ek Tha Tiger , had missed Ritesh and Genelia D’souza’s wedding on February 3.
He later gave the newly weds a surprise honeymoon package as their wedding gift.
Salman Khan’s frenemy Shah Rukh Khan, who attended the Ritesh-Genelia wedding, was a no show at the Monday wedding, as he is away in London filming for Yash Chopra’s yet to be titled film with co-star Katrina Kaif.
It’s amazing how the two warring Khan’s effortlessly avoid each other.
Other Bollywood celebs attending the Monday wedding included Jackie Shroff, Shilpa Shetty with husband Raj Kundra, Diya Mirza with boyfriend, Zayed Khan and wife, Akbar Khan, Taurani brothers, Subhash Ghai with wife and Abhishek Kapoor.
Salman will begin filming for brother Arbaaz Khan’s film Dabangg 2 from March 9.
Tuesday 28th February 2012
Q. Hum Aapke Hain Kaun is Salman Khan’s biggest hit but which would be second biggest Dabangg or Bodyguard?
A. Second biggest is probably Maine Pyaar Kiya followed by Dabangg in third place.
Q. Is it possible that Agneepath in 1990 did not do well as audience was changing and the romance fever was on due to Maine Pyaar Kiya?
A. Maine Pyar Kiya may have affected it a the box office as it was so strong and its 9th week numbers at many stations were better then second week of Agneepath but its unlikely to be a changing audience as an action fare like Ghayal was a huge grosser a few months later.
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