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2019 has been an amazing year for Bollywood. With movies on different topics of different genres, Bollywood has given us amazing movies. This year, we have seen many new faces in the industry.  Many records are made, many are broken! In this entire competition, a few movies managed to be on top by winning audiences’ hearts. Check out these

Top 10 Bollywood Movies of 2019

Uri – The Surgical Strike 

Being 2019’s first blockbuster, URI made a place in everyone’s heart. It released on 11th January It crossed 200 Crores mark. This movie is produced by Ronnie Screwvala and helmed by Aditya Dhar. It featured Vicky Kaushal and Yami Gautam in lead roles. Mohit Raina, Paresh Rawal, Kirti Kulhari were also seen in the supporting roles. URI is based on the Indian army’s surgical strike on terrorist camps in Pakistan as a revenge for the attack on URI.

Gully Boy

Directed by Zoya Akhtar, Gully boy became one of the most striking movies of this decade. It earned Rs 238 crores worldwide. Alia and Ranveer played their part so well in this musical drama that we can call it as the best performance of them. Amruta Subhash and Sheeba Chadda portrayed the role of mothers remarkably. Supporting actor, Siddharth Chaturvedi did his job with his whole heart with wonderful screen presence. Mumbai level slang in dialogues will make every Mumbaikar relate to those lines.

Super 30

This film based on the life of mathematics wizard Anand Kumar starred Hrithik Roshan.  Mrunal Thakur, Pankaj Tripathi and Virendra Saxena were seen in pivotal roles too. Vikas Bahl and Anurag Kashyap have directed the film while Ajay-Atul has composed the Music. The direction credit was given Kashyap because of the number of sexual harassment complaints against Bahl.

Kesari

Anurag Singh’s directorial film Kesari which featured Akshay Kumar and Parineeti Chopra were one of the biggest openers of the year. It crossed the opening business of films like Gully Boy, Total Dhamaal and Captain Marvel. Speaking of its release, it released on 4,200 screens across the world, including 3,200 screens in India alone.

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This film made headlines for a lot of many reasons. First for fighting with the film which has a similar story and then for giving the best message to society.  Ayushmann’s stellar performance is worth appreciating. Yami and Bhumi also did their job well with their amazing skills. This film collected Rs. 170 + Crore overall.

 

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Internet trolls Priyanka Chopra for her Grammys outfit. Hina Khan backs her!!! #Girlsforgirls.

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Just after the 62nd edition of the Grammys got over, people have been trolling and slamming Priyanka Chopra Jonas for her dress she chose to wear that day. Well, the dress was indeed very brave to carry on. Our Desi girl avoided any kind of malfunction, very confidently.

The Grammy awards took place in the US on Sunday (January 27 in India). Priyanka wore a customised Ralph & Russo design, which showed off a deep plunging neckline, which was slit open beyond her naval. The white dress was embellished with diamond-adorned pieces, had fringe sleeves and intricate embroidery. Priyanka was seen hand in hand with husband Nick Jonas at the Grammy Awards 2020. She had also been seen sitting with her fellow J-Sisters Sophie Turner and Danielle Jonas while Nick performed with his fellow brothers Kevin and Joe.

Many trolled her for wearing the dress at the awards show that night, on the other hand some admired the confidence she carried. The dress was a risky one, and a dress malfunction would have occured anytime soon.

Madhu Chopra,  Priyanka’s mother said, “They don’t have joy in their life which is why they think they get attention by saying bad things. I don’t give them attention.”

Indian television actress and former Bigg Boss contestant, Hina Khan, who is all set to step in to bollywood, opened up and slammed the trolls and memes in an interview. Priyanka and Hina had earlier met during the Cannes festival, when Hina Khan represented India. They also shared few pictures from the afterparty. They had walked the red carpet together.

Hina said, “Who are you to comment on somebody’s clothes if they are comfortable? I have been telling people that I challenge you to wear that outfit for ten minutes. Its not easy to wear such an outfit. Its not an easy breezy, flowy, covered outfit that you can just pose and do stuff in. It is a tricky outfit. You got to have elegance, grace and courage to wear such an outfit.”

Priyanka Chopra Jonas had earlier posted a heartfelt comment with a hashtag #girlsforgirls on the picture that Hina Khan shared on her Instagram account.

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Alia Bhatt’s starer “Gangubai Kathiawadi” striking 1st look poster released : Check the details here

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Sporting a bold red tika, wearing the simple white saree playing the namesake mafia queen Alia Bhatt’s starer movie “Gangubai Kathiawadi” first look poster released today piercing souls with her gaze as a gun-wielding brothel owner. Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s directed Gangubai Kathiawadi is based on Gangubai, one of the female crime bosses operated in the city of Mumbai.

Alia Bhatt shared the First Look posters on her Instagram account stating “Here she is, Gangubai Kathiawadi “. She, in two braids with a numb look on her face, is reflecting the powerful aura of her character in the movie.

Alia Bhatt’s starer “Gangubai Kathiawadi” striking 1st look poster

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This is for the first time the duo will be seen coming for a film together. Alia Bhatt is already winning the hearts of the audiences with collaboration with renowned director Sanjay Leela Bhansali again.

Bhatt will now be seen portraying Gangubai, a brothel owner and the matriarch of Kamathipura in Mumbai in the film, which is based on the story that appears in S Hussain Zaidi’s Mafia Queens of Mumbai.

According to the sources the film was initially offered to Priyanka Chopra Jonas. Although that did not work out, Bhatt grabbed the opportunity to play this bold character.

This is also Bhansali’s first film that features a strong female lead although earlier it was the director’s 2005 film Black, starring Rani Mukerji, which also placed a female character at the center of the narrative.

One of the most interesting facts about this movie is that this is the first-ever SLB film shot and to be released at this speed.  Bhansali usually takes a long time to complete his films. But with ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’, he is going too fast as he wants to release it this year because ‘Inshallah’ didn’t work out. ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’, went on floors in the last week of December 2019 and is scheduled to release on 11 September 2020.

After her amazing award-winning performances in ‘Udta Punjab’, ‘Gully Boy’, and ‘Raazi’ fans are happy and excited to see a new masterpiece on the big screens real soon now in form of ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’.

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Shikara Trailer,The untold story of “Kashmiri pandits” Netizens gives mixed reactions

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Shikara Movie: What is it to know the agony of being a refugee in your own country? The year 1990 saw the biggest forced migration in independent India whereby more than 4,00,000 Kashmiri Pandits had to flee from the Kashmir Valley. Almost 3 decades later, most have been unable to return.

From the pages of history, bringing back the “untold story” of Kashmiri pandits the trailer of the much-awaited film Shikara launched today at an event in Mumbai living the audience austruck. Shikara is the story of resilience in the face of insurmountable odds. It’s also the story of a love that remains unextinguished through 30 years of exile.“Shikara” addresses the issue of ethnic cleansing and riots that took place in 1989 in Kashmir, and in recent times when Article 370 was abolished.

Talking to the social media, Vidhu Vinod Chopra films shared a poster featuring the lead actors, embedded in a distressed state. The makers posted, “More than 4,00,000 Kashmiri Pandits lost their homes and became refugees in their own country. Three decades later, watch their story unfold.

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The trailer stars newcomers Aadil Khan as Shiv Kumar Dhar and Sadia as Shanti Dhar, as a Kashmiri Pandit couple who is forced to flee the Valley in 1989-1990. The time when separatist groups forced the Valley’s Hindu community to abandon their homes and businesses and become refugees in Jammu and beyond.

The trailer of the film begins with Shiv and Shanti, a couple in blooming love, then the discomfort starts to brew. The violence erupts on 19 January 1990, as the director brings the story to us around Kashmiri pandits and their sufferings during the exodus. Highlighting how the threats became the message for the community, militancy became an important reason, Shikara presents an engulfing and gripping trailer.

Speaking to the media at the event, Chopra gave his reaction on the Kashmir exodus as well as the ongoing violent attacks on students across the nation.

“I condemn all violence and I am not saying this for the sake of it. I condemn the violence which took place 30 years ago and I condemn the violence which is taking place today. But somewhere deep down in my heart there is this hopeful individual — maybe because I am from Kashmir and attached to poetry. I feel that someday this icy mountain will melt, the snow will be gone and there will be spring. I am saying this with all honesty. I am hopeful that someday soon there will be the blooming of India for each one of us,” said Chopra.

The netizens gave a mixed reaction after watching the shikara’s trailer

Although,the trailer serves the potential of giving a dose of history, reality, curiosity and thrilling storyline as a whole. Shikara, a timeless love story in the worst of times. Directed, Edited & Produced by Vidhu Vinod Chopra in association with Fox Star Studios is going to hit the theatres on 7th February 2020 alongside Malang.

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Deepika Padukone Birthday Special

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Deepika Padukone, the highest-grossing actress of Bollywood turned 34 today and her fans cannot keep calm. She is currently busy with the promotions of her upcoming film “Chhapak”. This film is a really bold move for her career. She is already getting applaud for this film even before the release of it. The interesting part is, she has made producing debut with this film. Looking back at her journey, we can definitely say that she has come a long way. As a Deepika Padukone Birthday special,  Let’s have a look at her journey from a full-time model to the highest-grossing actress of B-town.

Deepika Padukone Birthday Special: Her Journey in Film Industry!

  1. Deepika began her career with modelling.
  2. A very few people know that Deepika’s first film was a Kannada film ‘Aishwarya’ which was released in 2006.
  3. After two years of her experimenting with modelling and a Kannada film, she made her debut in Bollywood with Farah Khan’s film ‘Om Shanti Om’. The important part is, she has no godfather as such. Deepika received a lot of praises for her performance. She even won a best female debut award and was nominated for best actress for the same show.
  4. Later she did movies like Bachna Ae Haseeno. Chandani Chowk to China, Billu, Love Aaj Kal, Karthik calling Karthik, Housefull, Lafangey Parindey, Break ke bad, Dum Maro Dum, Aarakshan, Desi Boyz. Some of these movies didn’t really work out except for the Love Aaj Kaal.
  5. The Cocktail movie was the real turning point for her career. She even said this in one of her interviews that, after this film, she understood many things about the industry and how it makes the impact on people’s lives.
  6. After the Cocktail, she did groundbreaking movies like Yeh Jawani Hai Diwani, Chennai Express, Ramleela, Piku, Tamasha, Bajirao Mastani.
  7. In 2017, she did a Hollywood movie, xXx : Return of Xander Cage.
  8. 2018 was a huge success for her with her historic drama Padmavaat.
  9. She was pretty quiet in 2019 as she did no films.
  10. Deepika is all set for two upcoming movies in 2020 namely Chhapak and 83. She will be seen as Romi Bhatia in 83 along with her real life husband Ranveer Singh as Kapil Dev.

Deepika has received total 178 awards till the date and nominated for 68 awards. That’s huge. Isn’t it?

The awards she has received include 4 Filmfare awards, 3 IIFA, 2 producers guild film awards, 9 screen awards, 3 stardust awards, 6 Zee cine awards, etc. Other than these awards she was listed in many prestigious lists such as The Times of India’s Most desirable woman, FHM India’s World’s sexiest woman, People India’s most beautiful woman.

She was even nominated at Teen choice awards at US for her work in xXx: Return of Xander Cage.

There is a lot to list down and many more to come. We wish a very glamorous and prosperous birthday to this beautiful and talented actress Deepika.

 

 

 

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Grazia Cool List 2020 : Find out who all made to the list from fashion to films!

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Grazia cool list is an annually published list which features those who rock their field with their talents. That field can be anything from music, fashion, arts to films. Recently, Grazia India has taken its Instagram to publish a list of people who are featured on their Grazia cool list 2020. The achievers have done remarkable things in their fields. They are diverse, creative and passionate about whatever they do and that’s what makes them different from the rest of the world.

From Guneet Monga to Prajakta Koli, check out who made it to the list.

Grazia Cool List 2020

Harmanpreet Kaur

Karan Torani

Palak Shah

Chaitanya Dixit

Rahi Chadda

Priyadarshini Chaterjee

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"When I first started out, I was deemed too skinny. When I did put on weight, I was told I was plump. I had done a number of test shoots here and there in the hopes that the beauty industry would be open, but it never actually clicked. I can’t tell you why it has taken so long, but the Kay Beauty campaign has been the most exciting, incredible experience for me,” says @priyadarshini.96. We teamed up with @scriptindia, the innovative concept store, for our annual #GraziaCoolList this year. #CoolList2020 #GraziaxScript #FreedomOfLiving On Priyadarshini: Sequinned dress, belt, both @michaelkors; earrings, @shoplune; pumps, @stevemaddenindia Photographs: @keegancrasto; Fashion Director: @pashamalwani; HMU: @anuradha.raman18193; Words: @barrynrodgers, @tanya.91; Fashion Intern: @thestyleattendant; Location: @scriptindia

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Divya and Hitesh Ranglani

Suhani Parekh

Karan Virwani

Fridays for future – Mumbai

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Inspired by activist Greta Thunberg’s school climate strike, @fridaysforfuturemumbai has now become a global movement that is gaining momentum in the country, courtesy college students, Hrithik Uppala, Sachin Jacob Koonan and Pooja Domadia. We teamed up with @scriptindia, the innovative concept store, for our annual #GraziaCoolList this year. #CoolList2020 #GraziaxScript #FreedomOfLiving From left to right: On Sachin: printed shirt, jumper, chinos all @marksandspencerindia; On Pooja: Velvet blouse, @yavi; printed jacket, @ilovepero; satin trousers, @marksandspencerindia; earrings, @shoplune; On Hrithik: Printed shirt, @etonshirts at @collectiveindia; chinos, @bhaane Photographs: @keegancrasto; Fashion Director: @pashamalwani; HMU: @anuradha.raman18193; Words: @barrynrodgers, @tanya.91; Fashion Intern: @thestyleattendant; Location: @scriptindia

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Sushant Divgikar

Prajakta Koli

Jewel Gamadia

Krupa Zubin

Tahira Kashyap

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“I came into my own last year after completing my chemotherapy treatment. I told myself: ‘Tahira, this is a blessing that’s happened to you in your life. Right now, you get to start over, and right now you get to change everything," says @tahirakashyap. We teamed up with @scriptindia, the innovative concept store, for our annual #GraziaCoolList this year. #CoolList2020 #GraziaxScript #FreedomOfLiving . . Tahira is wearing the RIDER OG sneakers from @pumaindia; T-shirt, @hm; pleated skirt, @shivanandnarresh, bracelet, @shoplune Photographs: @keegancrasto; Fashion Director: @pashamalwani; HMU: @anuradha.raman18193; Words: @barrynrodgers, @tanya.91; Fashion Intern: @thestyleattendant; Location: @scriptindia

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Tara Sutaria

Bhuvan Bam

Chirag Tekchandaney

Guneet Monga

Mitesh Mirchandani

Boo Kim

Kunal Pnadagale, Chaitanya Sharma and Nitin Mishra

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Rappers Kunal Pandagale, aka Kaam Bhaari, Chaitnya Sharma aka SlowCheeta and Nitin Mishra aka Spitfire are breaking down barriers with their brand of rap and hip-hop for @incinkrecords. We teamed up with @scriptindia, the innovative concept store, for our annual #GraziaCoolList this year. #CoolList2020 #GraziaxScript #FreedomOfLiving . . @ntnmshra, @_slowcheeta_ and @kaambhaari are wearing the RIDER OG sneakers from @pumaindia From left to right: On Spitfire: Sweater, @_huemn, pinstripe jacket and trousers, @jackjonesindia On SlowCheeta: Woven knit, @canali1934; printed jacket, @suketdhir; trousers, @uniqloin On Kaam Bhaari: Woven knit, @canali1934; printed suit, @suketdhir Photographs: @keegancrasto; Fashion Director: @pashamalwani; HMU: @anuradha.raman18193; Words: @barrynrodgers, @tanya.91; Fashion Intern: @thestyleattendant; Location: @scriptindia

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Ashwajeet Singh and Armaan Sood

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“We’ve entered the market with cold brew coffee. The scope for the segment is immense, and we’re committed to bringing the perfect brew to the Indian consumer," say @ashwajeetsingh and @soodarman of @sleepyowlcoffee. We teamed up with @scriptindia, the innovative concept store, for our annual #GraziaCoolList this year. #CoolList2020 #GraziaxScript #FreedomOfLiving From left to right: On Ashwajeet: Printed shirt, @jackjonesindia; woven jumper, @calvinklein; sneakers, @adidasoriginals; On Arman: Printed sweater, @kenzo at @collectiveindia; sneakers, @adidasoriginals Photographs: @keegancrasto; Fashion Director: @pashamalwani; HMU: @kuhuguptaa; Words: @barrynrodgers, @tanya.91; Fashion Intern: @kiddoo11; Location: @scriptindia

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Congratulations to all the above superstars in their own field.

 

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