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Why Salman Khan thanked Bollywood Industry?

Superstar Salman Khan has completed a journey of 31 years in Bollywood and has expressed his gratitude towards the Indian film industry and his fans.

Salman, who made his acting debut in 1988 with the film "Biwi Ho Toh Aisi", on Tuesday night treated his fans with an unseen childhood photograph of him on Twitter.

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He captioned the image: "A big thank you to the Indian film industry and to everyone who has been a part of this 31 year journey, specially all my fans and well wishers who have made this amazing journey possible."

The actor, who is the son of veteran screenwriter Salim Khan and Salma Khan, was later seen in films like "Maine Pyar Kiya", "Sanam Bewafa", "Saajan", "Andaz Apna Apna", "Hum Aapke Hain Koun..!", "Karan Arjun", "Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam", "Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam", "Tere
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The Bollywood hero is a clich?: Nawazuddin Siddiqui

Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui feels the Bollywood hero is the most clich?d creation one can think of, adding that he likes to keep a distance from that image.

"I have played a variety of roles, be it gangster, a writer or a policeman. Even if I get an opportunity to play the lead hero in a movie, I will do it only on the basis of my style," Nawazuddin told Ians.

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"The Bollywood hero is one of the most clich?d roles (that) you will find. People have this conception on how they see him, the kind of clothes he wears etc. This is a zone I ideally don't want to be a part of because then you go into an absolute comfort zone," he added.

According to Nawazuddin, anybody can play the hero but the difficult part is to
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Article 370 stand throws B'wood's Kashmir plans in a tizzy

Several top actors including Sanjay Dutt, Alia Bhatt and Sidharth Malhotra were scheduled to shoot in Kashmir for upcoming projects over the next few months, but the repeal of Article 370 has put Bollywood's plans to shoot in Kashmir on hold for now.

On Monday morning, Home Minister Amit Shah announced in Rajya Sabha that the government has decided to revoke Article 370 of the Constitution which grants special status to Jammu and Kashmir. The government also announced its decision to split the region into that two Union territories -- Jammu and Kashmir, which will have a legislature, and Ladakh, which will be without a legislature.

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The abrogation of the Article has had a ripple effect on the shooting schedules.

Sidharth was supposed to shoot for Captain Vikram Batra's biopic "Shershaah" in the Valley. Directed by Vishnu Varadhan from a story written by Sandeep Srivastava,
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'Baahubali' writer Vijayendra Prasad to pen screenplay for Malayalam movie

TollywoodTouted to be a mythological epic, the project is expected to begin from September this year.Digital NativeVeteran writer Kv Vijayendra Prasad will be foraying into the Malayalam film industry soon. He has been roped in to pen the screenplay for a mythological film that will be directed by Vijeesh Mani. According to sources, the budget of this film is going to be huge and it is going to be based on a mythological epic. The groundwork for this project is on and the rest of the cast and crew are yet to be finalized. The project will start rolling from September this year. Kv Vijayendra Prasad made his debut as a writer with Janaki Ramudu and has written several films in his long career including Vijay's Atlee directorial Mersal (2017), Baahubali 2: The Conclusion (2017), Jaguar (2016), Bajrangi Bhaijaan (2015) and Baahubali: The Beginning (2015). Though Kv Vijayendra Prasad has worked in several films
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'Avengers: Endgame' continues golden run in India

"Avengers: Endgame" has crossed the Rs 300 crore box office mark in India, becoming the first Hollywood film to achieve the benchmark in the country.

According to a statement issued on behalf of the makers, the Marvel Studios film has collected a whopping Rs 372.56 crore (gross box office collection) and Rs 312.95 crore (net box office collection) in just 10 days.

It released in Hindi, English, Tamil, and Telugu across 2,845 screens in India on April 26.

"'Avengers: Endgame' continues to sparkle... Rakes in big numbers on (second) Saturday and Sunday... Adds Rs 50 crore plus in the second weekend, which is remarkable," trade guru Taran Adarsh tweeted.

Now, the Rs 300 crore club in India includes "Pk", "Bajrangi Bhaijaan", "Sultan", "Dangal", "Tiger Zinda Hai", "Padmaavat" and "Sanju", Adarsh pointed out, adding that

"Baahubali 2" (Hindi) is the only film in the Rs 500 crore net club at the Indian box office.

From Iron Man to Captain
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Indian thriller 'Andhadhun' secures Chinese theatrical release

Viacom18 Motion Pictures and Eros International are working with Tang Media Partners on the China release.

Indian thriller Andhadhun, produced by Viacom18 Motion Pictures and Matchbox Pictures, will be released in China through a partnership with Tang Media Partners.

Entitled Piano Player for its China release, the mid-budget film was a sleeper hit when it was released in India last October, grossing more than $10m.

Directed by Sriram Raghavan, the film stars Tabu, Ayushmann Khurrana and Radhika Apte in the story of a blind piano player who becomes witness to a murder. Eros International is handling the film’s international
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Eros International releases Bajrangi Bhaijaan in Turkey today

After storming box office breaking records and winning the hearts of audiences worldwide, Eros International’s blockbuster film Bajrangi Bhaijaan is all set to hit screens in Turkey today. The Salman Khan-starrer directed by Kabir Khan is releasing across 190 screens in Turkey, making it one of the biggest Indian movie releases in the country so far.

Post the success of Dangal and Secret Superstar, which had released in 160 and 150 screens respectively, Bajrangi Bhaijaan sets the bar for Indian releases in the country and aims to continue its winning-streak in the non-traditional markets as well.

Acclaimed as the fourth-highest-grossing Indian film worldwide, Bajrangi Bhaijaan is a perfect blend of beautifully depicted emotions and drama, coupled with a plethora of entertainment. In March this year, Eros released the movie in China, nearly three years after its worldwide theatrical release where it enjoyed a heroic run collecting nearly Rs. 300 crores in the country.
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‘Mersal’ Joins Throng of Indian Films Set for China Release (Exclusive)

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‘Mersal’ Joins Throng of Indian Films Set for China Release (Exclusive)
China’s Hgc Entertainment has picked up rights to Indian drama film “Mersal.” The company plans to release it, dubbed into Mandarin, later this year or in early 2019.

The film is produced by Thenandal Studio Limited, directed by Atlee, and features Tamil-language star Vijay in three roles. Other cast include Samantha Akkineni, Kajal Aggarwal and Nithya Menen. The background score and soundtrack were composed by multi-Oscar- and Grammy-winner A R Rahman.

The film was released in India and multiple diaspora markets in late 2017, grossing some $35 million. It will be one of the first Tamil films to release in China in recent years.

The story sees a doctor and a magician attempt to expose corruption and inefficiency at the heart of the Indian medical system. The plot has the potential to resonate with mainstream Chinese viewers, who have collectively paid more than $400 million to watch “Dying to Survive,” a Chinese fact-based
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Salman Khan’s ‘Sultan’ to Release in China

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Salman Khan’s ‘Sultan’ to Release in China
Sultan” a 2016 film about a past-it wrestler looking to make an improbable comeback, is the latest Indian movie to score a release in mainland Chinese theaters. Starring Salman Khan and Anushka Sharma, the film is set to be released in China on Aug. 31.

Produced by Yash Raj Films, “Sultan” has been picked up by E Stars China, the indie distributor behind many of the other recent Indian success stories in China. The film is set to play on an initial 11,000 screens, with about 40,000 screenings per day, according to Yash Raj.

Over the past two years, Indian films have found unprecedented success with mainstream theatrical releases in China. Significantly, most have been what Indian studios describe as “content-driven” titles, rather than the star-driven and Masala movies from mainstream Bollywood.

The biggest Indian film success was last year’s “Dangal,” which earned $193 million. That inspired the release of more unlikely titles including
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‘Dying To Survive’: China’s Black Comedy & Social Drama Thrives At Local Box Office

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Dying To Survive, a Chinese black comedy with social drama overtones that we’ve been talking about for the past few weeks as a potential breakout during the July blackout on Hollywood movies, is showing serious signs of life in the Middle Kingdom. What’s more, it’s not the sort of film we’ve seen before during this period, and has spurred debate on serious issues.

Four days of previews began last weekend with the official July 6 release date backed up to July 5 as buzz swelled. With today’s locally-reported one-day estimate of about $57M, Dying To Survive has grossed an estimated $141M through Saturday (it’s also on about 500 IMAX screens). The film, directed by feature first-timer Muye Wen, has a 9 score on Douban and 9.7 on Maoyan. The Douban number has only been attained by such movies as Coco, Zootopia and Ready Player One in recent years.

Local
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Local Hits Power Chinese Box Office to Strongest First Six Months Ever

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Local Hits Power Chinese Box Office to Strongest First Six Months Ever
Local blockbusters “Operation Red Sea” and “Detective Chinatown 2” powered the Chinese box office to its best-ever first six months of the year, with domestic productions accounting for nearly 60% of receipts, a significant increase from the same period last year.

According to the half-year industry report from China’s Ent Group, box office as of Friday for the first six months of 2018 totaled 31.6 billion yuan ($4.77 billion), with 889 million viewers, up more than 16% from the 27.2 billion yuan ($4.1 billion) recorded in the first half of 2017.

Domestic productions accounted for 18.8 billion yuan ($2.8 billion), or 59.6%, of the total. It was a huge increase from the 10.5 billion yuan ($1.59 billion) that accounted for 39% of total box office during the same period last year. Of the 40 movies released this year that have achieved more than 100 million yuan ($15 million), 18 were domestic productions.

The wild success of homegrown films was driven largely by military blockbuster “Operation Red Sea” and crime thriller “Detective Chinatown 2.
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“Race 3 is a mess of a movie” – Subhash K Jha Review

Race 3

Starring Salman Khan, Anil Kapoor, Bobby Deol, Jacqueline Fernandez, Saqib Saleem, Daisy Shah

Directed by Remo d’Souza

By the time Salman Khan ripped off his shirt and Bobby Deol followed suit, I was ready to rip off my hair in exasperation. This maddening mishmash of hot babes and cool guys is a roaring, grunting mess of a movie.

Trashy beyond endurance, loud beyond the threshold of tolerance and outrageous beyond all definitions of lowbrow entertainment, Race 3 gives a bad name to the Salman Khan brand. Just when we thought he was trying to build a more durable variety of mass entertainment by reinventing himself in Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Sultan and the unfortunate Tubelight, Race 3 comes along to remind us with infuriating aggressiveness, that when it comes to Salman Khan there is a very thin line betweenrationale and absurdity.

He skips jumps and crosses over into the kingdom
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China Box Office: India’s ‘Toilet’ Wins Wash Out Weekend

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China Box Office: India’s ‘Toilet’ Wins Wash Out Weekend
India’s “Toilet Ek Prem Katha” landed on top of the Chinese box office, on what was the second lowest grossing weekend of the year. “Toilet” earned $9.09 million, ahead of holdover Chinese fantasy romance “How Long Will I Love U” in second place.

Despite the low score, the win is a further triumph for diversity and a sign of audience development in Chinese theatres.

The odds should have been against the film, pitched as “Toilet Hero.” The story of one man’s attempt to bring sanitation to his village, the film’s central concept portrays a low development era that China left behind many years ago. And its male lead Akshay Kumar, although well loved in India, is little known in China.

Nevertheless, what Indian analysts call content-driven films (a distinction that marks them apart from packages dominated by star casting), have found real connections and growing interest in China in the past two years.
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Is SS Rajamouli’s ‘Rrr’ with Ram Charan and Jr Ntr a remake?

TollywoodThe shooting for the film is scheduled to begin in August this year.Digital NativeReports are doing the rounds that SS Rajamouli’s upcoming multi-starrer may be a remake of the smash hit Bollywood flick Karan Arjun. Released in 1995, Karan Arjun had Salman Khan and Shah Rukh Khan in the lead roles. The film was directed and produced by Rakesh Roshan and was written by Sachin Bhowmick, Ravi Kapoor and Anwar Khan. Made on a budget of Rs 5 crore 23 years ago, the film collected about Rs 53.58 crore at the box office worldwide. According to sources, Rajamouli and his dad Kv Vijayendra Prasad are working on the storyline and it may be tweaked a bit while keeping the core plot intact. It may be mentioned here that Vijayendra Prasad had penned the story for the hit Bollywood film Bajrangi Bhaijaan, which had Salman Khan in the lead role. The film won several awards and Vijayendra Prasad was awarded the Filmfare Award for Best Story. Director Rajamouli, after the reverberating success of the Baahubali franchise on which he spent five years, had announced that he would be working on a multi-starrer featuring Ram Charan Teja and Jr Ntr in the lead roles. The test photoshoot for this project, tentatively titled Rrr, happened in the Us a couple of months ago with both the lead stars participating in it. The shooting for the film is scheduled to begin in August this year and the director is busy with the prep work. It has been reported that the director wants to take adequate time to shoot. Though the shooting of Baahubali 1 and 2 went on for five years, the director plans to complete shooting for his next film in one and half years. In the meantime, Ram Charan Teja and Jr Ntr are busy with their respective projects, which will be completed before Rajamouli starts the shooting for Rrr. While reports may indicate that Rrr is a remake of Karan Arjun, we need to wait for an official confirmation from the makers. Also read: ‘Kaala’ review: This Rajinikanth-Pa Ranjith film brings revolution to the screen (Content provided by Digital Native)
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Rockline Venkatesh to produce Marathi film next

SandalwoodWhile he is a well-known name in the Kannada film circuit, he has also ventured into Bollywood, Tollywood, Kollywood and Mollywood.Digital NativeDigital NativeRockline Venkatesh the founder of the production and distribution house, Rockline Entertainments, has been expanding his base over the past few years. While he is a well-known name in the Kannada film circuit having produced several blockbuster hits, he also ventured into Bollywood, Tollywood, Kollywood and Mollywood producing hit movies. The latest buzz is that Rockline Venkatesh is all ready to foray into the Marathi film industry. He will be bankrolling the movie titled To Ti Aani Tisra, which will be directed by Dilip Kumar. Swapnil Joshi has been roped in to play the male lead in this flick while cinematographer Ashok Kumar, who has worked in the Kannada film industry predominantly will be cranking the camera for this venture. The official pooja of To Ti Aani Tisra was done some days ago and the shooting has begun. One of the most successful film producers, Rockline Venkatesh first co-produced the film Belli Moda with Ramesh Aravind playing the lead role. It was the remake of the hit Telugu movie Seetharamaiah Gari Manavaralu. In his career spanning well over two decades and a half, Rockline Venkatesh bankrolled Kannada films with top stars such as Shiva Rajkumar, Vishnuvardhan, V Ravichandran, Ambarish, Upendra, etc. Some of the Tamil films that were produced under his banner include Simbu starrrer Dum, Vikram starrer Majaa and the Rajinikanth starrer Lingaa. He also went on to produce the Bollywood hit movie Bajrangi Bhaijaan, which had Salmaan Khan and Kareena Kapoor playing the lead pair. Rockline Venkatesh ventured into the Malayalam film industry with the Mohanlal starrer Villain last year. The film marked the debut of Tamil actors Vishal and Hansika Motwani in Mollywood. With the producer bankrolling a Marathi movie for the first time, he is sure expanding his base. (Content provided by Digital Native)
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China box office: 'Ready Player One' stays top for second week

With $170.5m total, China is the film’s biggest market so far.

Thanks to the three-day Qing Ming holidays (similar to All Souls’ Day in the West) which ran from Thursday – Saturday, last week’s Chinese box office (Apr 2-8) soared by about 27% week-on-week, the first rise in six weeks post-Chinese New Year.

Ready Player One earned $105.5m in its second week, making it the first Us film to top the charts for two straight weeks in 2018. Standing at $170.5m after 10 days, Warner Bros’ sci-fi adaptation is now the highest grossing foreign film and the fifth highest grossing film overall this year.
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Bollywood Superstar Salman Khan Jailed After 20-Year-Long Legal Case

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Bollywood superstar Salman Khan was sent to jail Thursday after being found guilty of poaching rare blackbuck antelopes. The case had been in and out of court for nearly 20 years before a court in the Indian city of Jodhpur sentenced him to five years in prison.

The court also fined Khan INR10,000 ($154) for hunting and killing two blackbucks in 1998. Khan can appeal for bail to a higher court.

The incident occurred while Khan was shooting the film “Hum Saath Saath Hain” in the Indian state of Rajasthan. Khan’s co-stars Saif Ali Khan, Neelam Kothari, Tabu, and Sonali Bendre, who were also accused, were all acquitted by the court.

The case was brought by the Bishnoi community, a sect dedicated to protecting flora and fauna. Blackbucks are also safeguarded under the Indian Wildlife Protection Act.

Khan has had previous run-ins with the law. In 2006, he was sentenced to five years in prison for hunting chinkara,
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China box office: 'Pacific Rim: Uprising' debuts top

China box office: 'Pacific Rim: Uprising' debuts top
Sci-fi action sequel takes $68.3m from first three days, knocking ‘Tomb Raider’ to 2nd.

Hollywood dominated the Chinese box office in the week of Mar 19-25, as Pacific Rim: Uprising became the third Us film in a row to top the charts, following Black Panther and Tomb Raider.

Legendary East’s action sci-fi sequel stormed the charts with $68.3m from its first three days, almost on par with Black Panther in early March. This represented almost 60% of the first film’s final gross in 2013, preparing the franchise for a new record. It was also almost 2.5 times more than its simultaneous North American debut.
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China Box Office: Bajrangi Bhaijaan holds strong on third weekend in China; nears Rs. 240 cr

China Box Office: Bajrangi Bhaijaan holds strong on third weekend in China; nears Rs. 240 cr
The Kabir Khan directed film Bajrangi Bhaijaan is doing brilliantly well at the China box office. Despite the film releasing in this market, years after it hit screens the world over, the business of the Salman Khan starrer has been racking up the numbers. Now on its third weekend in China, the film has moreRead More

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'Baahubali' writer to pen script for Bjp funded project?

Tollywood The writer has been roped in to write a script on the rise and fall of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). Digital NativeVeteran writer Vijayendra Prasad has penned several stories and scripts in his career spanning over three decades. And he became popular for penning the story and script for the magnum opus – Baahubali: the Beginning and Baahubali: the Conclusion – which turned out to be the biggest hits in the history of Indian cinema. According to sources, Vijayendra Prasad has been roped in to pen the story and script for a movie that will be based on the rise and glory of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). Reports are that the project will have the backing of the national political party and the current ruling party Bharatiya Janata Party. Sources say that the project will be financed by the Bjp and the budget allocated for it is a whopping Rs. 100 crores. The film will highlight the struggles, achievements, and glories of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) that was instrumental in nurturing and churning out some of the able politicians in India. According to the buzz about this project, several top stars from the Hindi film industry will be roped in to play the lead characters. He is currently associated with the Bollywood movie titled Manikarnika, which has Kangna Ranaut playing the female lead. The film is being directed by Krish Jagarlamudi. It is an epic biographical film based on the life of Rani Laxmibai of Jhansi. Kangana Ranaut is all set to play the role of the legendary queen in this magnum opus. The film is facing lots of controversy, and was also accused of tampering Rani Laxmibai’s image by alleged wrong portrayal of the warrior. The writer Vijayendra Prasad said that the film does not portray Rani Laxmibai’s character in a bad way at all. It also has Jisshu Sengupta, Ankita Lokhande, Atul Kulkarni, Sonu Sood and Vaibhav Tatwawaadi in the star cast. He has not only worked in Tollywood but in Bollywood, Sandalwood, and Kollywood as well. The ace writer has films such as Kurubana Rani (Kannada), Pandu Ranga Vittala (Kannada), Jaguar (Kannada & Telugu), Mersal (Tamil) and Vijay’s upcoming film Vijay 62 (Tamil) and Bajrangi Bhaijaan (Hindi). (Content provided by Digital Native)
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