Latest Bollywood news December 9: Sara Ali Khan's debut film Kedarnath has released and the movie has minted over 17 crore in two days. Trade analysts believe Abhishek Kapoor's directorial might show an upward trend in coming days. However, the business could have been much better if Kedarnath was not banned in Uttarakhand. On the other hand, Uri: The Surgical Strike director has opened up on Pakistan bashing in his movie. Read on to know what he has to say. Moreover, get ready for a 'Baahubali' cup of coffee. Happy scrolling.
Not spoken anything negative about Pakistanis, says Uri director Aditya Dhar
Aditya Dhar, who is making his directorial debut with Vicky Kaushal starrer Uri: The Surgical Strike, said that his film hasn't shown Pakistanis in poor light and he hoped they too will appreciate the movie. However, he doesn't care whether the film releases in the neighbouring country or not.
Uri: The Surgical Strike is based on the 2016 Indian Army's surgical strike on terrorist camps in Pakistan in retaliation for the terror attack on an Army camp in Uri in Jammu and Kashmir.
Asked if his film would be released in Pakistan, he said: "It doesn't bother me. I have made this film for our country, citizens of this country and our Army. If Pakistani audience trusts us and if they will watch the film, they will realize that we haven't spoken anything negative about Pakistani citizens. Full story here.
Mom Madhu Chopra reacts to The Cut's racist article on Priyanka Chopra, Nick Jonas
Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas are quite happy in their little space. They are enjoying marital bliss while making back-to-back public appearances. While fans and well-wishers are happy for Priyanka-Nick, others are spewing venom for no reason at all. Recently, The Cut magazine wrote a racist article on Nick and Priyanka calling the actress a ''modern-day scam artist''.
The article written by Mariah Smith was full of misogynist undertones. One of the portions read, ''All Nick wanted was a possible fling with Hollywood’s latest It Woman, but instead he wound up staring straight at a life sentence with a global scam artist. Even more upsetting, she's a scam artist who never even took the time to make sure he was comfortable riding a horse before arranging for him to enter their wedding ceremony on horseback''. Later, the writer offered an apology on Twitter. Now, Priyanka Chopra's mom Madhu Chopra has reacted to The Cut article. She doesn't want to get affected during such a happy phase. Full story here.
Kedarnath Box Office Collection Day 2: Sushant Singh Rajput, Sara Ali Khan starrer shines, earns 17 cr
Even though Kedarnath is her debut film, Sara Ali Khan has managed to deliver a brilliant performance in this Abhishek Kapoor directorial that fans have fallen in love with her. Adding to the charm is her sparkling chemistry with handsome hunk Sushant Singh Rajput that has left the audience whistling. After a decent start on the opening day, Kedarnath is on a rise at the box office, making its total collection after day 2 as Rs 17 crores.Trade analyst and Bollywood critic Taran Adarsh shared the latest box office numbers of the film on his social media and said, “#Kedarnath gathers momentum on Day 2... Growth on Day 2 [vis-à-vis Day 1]: 34.48%... Should witness an upward trend on Day 3 [Sun] as well… Fri 7.25 cr, Sat 9.75 cr. Total: ₹ 17 cr. India biz.” Full story here.
Gear up for 'Baahubali' coffee! Prabhas, Rana Daggubati, SS Rajamouli grace Koffee With Karan 6
We didn't see this coming but it has made us jump out of joy. This Koffee With Karan season 6 is going to witness a massive change. For the first time, stars of the South Indian film industry are going to grace the couch. Well, they are none other than the super talented team of blockbuster Baahubali- Prabhas, Rana Daggubati and director SS Rajamouli. This is surely going to be the hottest cup of coffee ever (wink, wink).
Sharing a picture with his Baahubali team, producer and host KJo wrote,"My proudest cup of Koffee. With the team of Baahubali''. Dagubatti took to social media to express his gratitude to Karan. Resharing the post, he thanked Karan for inviting him on the show. Full story here
Kedarnath movie director urges Uttarakhand government to lift ban
Kedarnath director Abhishek Kapoor has urged the Uttarakhand government to lift a ban on the movie. "I plead with the Uttarakhand government to please lift the ban on my film 'Kedarnath'. It is an attempt to bring peace, harmony and healing to the people of this country. Please don't deprive us of this opportunity," Kapoor tweeted.
I plead with the uttarakhand govt to pls lift the ban on my film #kedarnath. Its an attempt to bring peace, harmony and healing to the people of this country. Pls dont deprive us of this opportunity. @tsrawatbjp @RonnieScrewvala— Abhishek Kapoor (@Abhishekapoor) December 8, 2018
While there has been no official ban on the film by the state government, it wrote to all district magistrates about the film and the controversies surrounding it. The decision followed a meeting chaired by Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat that reviewed a report submitted by a committee headed by Tourism Minister Satpal Maharaj. Full story here.
Anushka Sharma and Salman Khan to reunite for Sanjay Leela Bhansali's next film?
Salman Khan and Anushka Sharma won a million hearts when they appeared together first time in Ali Abbas Zafar's Sultan in 2016. Since then, the duo enjoys a huge fan following and viewers desire to see the two superstars work together again. Looks like it is about to happen as Salman Khan and Anushka Sharma might come together for ace director Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s next film. Full story here.
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