It all started off in the year 2000 when the TV industry saw a (r)evolution of sorts in the form of the Indian adaptation of the widely watched game show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?. The Indian version of the game show was titled as Kaun Banega Crorepati, which later gained popularity as KBC. The USP of Kaun Banega Crorepati was that it gave the common man an opportunity of a lifetime to be not just seated on a hot seat opposite the megastar Amitabh Bachchan (who was the host of the show), but also take home a one crore rupee jackpot prize, amongst the other prize monies. The years gone by have seen Amitabh Bachchan as the inimitable host of all the seasons of the widely watched show, barring one season where Shah Rukh Khan was roped in as the host. Post that, it has been Amitabh Bachchan all the way, who has been hosting the show Kaun Banega Crorepati. According to Bollywood Hungama s reliable sources, the upcoming season of Kaun Banega Crorepati however will see a change of host. As per our sources, Ranbir Kapoor will be hosting the game show Kaun Banega Crorepati in the upcoming season. If this buzz turns out to be true, then, Ranbir Kapoor will be replacing the inimitable Amitabh Bachchan as the host of the popular game show. As of now, the way things are standing, the rumors about Ranbir Kapoor replacing Amitabh Bachchan to be hosting the next season of Kaun Banega Crorepati seems more like a market buzz, since there has been no official announcement or confirmation about the same. Having said that, let us also add that, if the aforementioned news buzz turns out to be true, then, do remember, you read about it first on Bollywood Hungama.
Even though the year 2017 has just started, it has already got some really good news for the music major T-Series. It has now been declared as the Most Popular Music Channel on YouTube in 2016, on the parameters of the total number of video views. Statistical data research has it that that the videos in the Bollywood-focused YouTube channel of T-Series were viewed 7.32bn times last year, which also included a whopping 892.5m views in December 2016 alone. With this, T-Series seems all set to become the first YouTube channel to bag a whopping billion views in a single month. While T-Series bagged the first place, in the second place was the Turkish channel netd mzik, which enjoyed as much as 6.03bn views last year. The third place belonged to Justin Bieber whose videos had garnered 5.89bn views. The aforementioned data and ranking was based on the online-video industry site Tubefilters YouTube charts, which uses the data from analytics firm OpenSlate in order to rank the top 100 channels every month on Googles video service.
By now, its officially certified that the Aamir Khan starrer Dangal has not only set the Box-Office on a colossal fire, but, also has shattered many records. The film, which caters to all the age groups, has been received extremely well by one and all. Dangal has not just made the audiences happy, but has also given everyone associated with the film many reasons to smile. Amongst those who have been immensely benefitted by the roaring success of Dangal happens to be the single screen theatre owners, who had been facing uphill times with the advent of multiplexes. All thanks to the success of Dangal, everyone is flocking to see the film, thus making the owners of the single screen theatre very happy in the bargain. Needless to say that these single screen theatre owners feel so very indebted to Aamir Khan for having made Dangal.In order to express their gratitude, a handful of single screen theatre owners penned down their thoughts about Dangal. One such letter was from the single screen theatre owner in Raigarh, wherein he said that it had been realised with Dangal that there was not a lack of cinema but lack of good cinema that actually brought people to theatres. Besides him, there was a letter that had been written by an exhibitor from Dasna (Ghaziabad district), wherein he stated that his theatre was on the verge of shutting down, till Dangal came about and reversed the fortunes. Speaking about all these gestures, Aamir Khan said that it had been a very exciting and fulfilling journey. He added that, when he looked back at his career and all his decisions, they had been mostly impractical and risky, with the latest instance being Dangal.He also added that, he had been able to do the kind of work that he believed in and do the work that he loved.
Readers may know that the eternal stunner Kareena Kapoor Khan was on a maternity leave because of the delivery of her son Taimur. Now that her son Taimur has taken birth, mummy Kareena Kapoor Khan is now getting all geared up to work again. Kareena Kapoor Khan is now all set to take the fashion scene by storm again as a showstopper at the grand finale of the upcoming Summer/Resort 2017 edition of the prestigious event of the upcoming Lakme Fashion Week. News is that, the show will be seeing Kareena Kapoor Khan in a creation by the famous fashion designer Anita Dongre. Kareena Kapoor Khan, who happens to be the face of Lakme Absolute, said that it was a pleasure to represent Lakm at the most spectacular grand finale. And this year, she was glad to go back to Lakm Fashion Weekand walk for Anita Dongre. She added that she was looking forward to see how she was going to transform the Liquid Gold theme on the runway. Speaking about Kareena Kapoor Khan (Purnima Lamba- Head of Innovation, Lakm) said that Kareena had been an absolute role model through her pregnancy and shortly after the arrival of her baby boy, she returned to her favourite role as showstopper for the Lakm grand finale in February. She added that the Lakme Fashion Week wouldve missed their golden girl.
In a bizarre turn of events, just hours before the release of the much-discussed Dawood satire Coffee With D , the films leading man and its only point of interest Sunil Grover says he will have nothing to do with the film. Its very simple. I havent been shown the film. I dont know what the content is. I asked the producer-director Vishal Mishra repeatedly to be shown the film, and he kept saying Ill be shown the film. But eventually he didnt show it to me. Aaj-kal-aaj-kal mein waqt nikal gaya. Now its too late, says Grover whose comic act on the Kapil Sharma Show has made him a household name. Why was he not shown the film? I dont know, Sunil shrugs. Only they can answer that. But I ceased to promote the film when I realized they wont show it to me. Shockingly Sunil also reveals that the Open Letter to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi that was released by the films producers was not his. I never wrote that Open letter to Modiji. Anyone who knows me would know that isnt my language at all. The films makers released that letter without my consent.
Priyanka Chopra has walked away with the Peoples Choice Award, her second time with the honour, for Favourite Dramatic TV Actress in Quantico.Elated, exhilarated and slightly woozy from the concussion she suffered on the sets of Quantico earlier this week Priyanka quips, Concussions are welcome if this is the reward! Favourite Dramatic TV Actress Wow, such an honour! When I see the amazingly talented women I was nominated with, it makes it even more special. Its an awesome feeling to win an award from the people the audience. Quantico seems to have obtained Priyanka a global fame most Bollywood actresses only dream about. Says Priyanka, Its fulfilling to know how well Quantico and my character Alex have connected with them globally. What more can an actor aspire for! But, I couldnt have done this without my super cast and crew and my overworked team! Its time to celebrate! Sources close to Priyanka Chopra say she plans a big Bollywood styled bash for the entire Quantico team in her home in LA this weekend.
The protests are still on at Marina Beach in Chennai demanding the removal of Jallikattu ban. Thousands of people have come out with the demand to the remove the ban and also ban People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) which opposes the sport. As the protests continue, music maestro A.R. Rahman has announced that he will observe a day-long fast on Friday along with members of the Nadigar Sangam the South Indian Artistes Association to show his support to the Tamil Nadu protestors. On Thursday, he wrote, Im fasting tomorrow to support the spirit of Tamil Nadu. He plans to break his fast today evening and will be live streaming it on his periscope. For those who are unaware of the sport, in Jallikattu, a bull vaulter is expected to hang on to the animals hump for a stipulated distance or for a minimum of three jumps by the bull. The Supreme Court banned Jallikattu in May 2014 saying that bulls cannot be used as performing animals including bullock-cart races. Many artists from the Tamil film fraternity will be participating in the fast. Other south industry celebrities including Rajinikanth , Kamal Hassan and Vetrimaaran have supported the protest against the ban.
The year 2016 was a successful one for Anushka Sharma as she had two back to back hits with Sultan and Ae Dil Hai Mushkil.As Anushka Sharma will be seen with Shah Rukh Khan this year in Imtiaz Ali s film, we have also learned she has a cameo in another big project. According to the reports, Anushka Sharma will be once again teaming up with PK director Rajkumar Hirani for a cameo in Sanjay Dutt biopic which has Ranbir Kapoor in the lead. A source revealed that Anushka had not done any special appearances for anyone so far but she loves and respects Rajkumar Hirani a lot. So, when she was approached for the role, she agreed to do the cameo. She has already begun shooting for her part from Tuesday (January 17). The source further added that Anushka Sharma will be shooting for five to six days. Besides, being a part of the Rajkumar Hiranis project, she absolutely loved her part and script. The part might be a special cameo but it will be an interesting and critical part of the story. While the makers are yet to confirm the news, the film has already gone on floor with Ranbir Kapoor, Dia Mirza and Vicky Kaushal. Sonam Kapoor will reportedly be playing Ranbirs love interest in the film.