And they are back making headlines. This week in Bollywood (March 26 – 30) pretty much belonged to Ranbir Kapoor and Mahira Khan. After their pictures of a smoke break in NYC went viral last year, the two allegedly met in London this week – secretly. While the Pakistani actress was in London to promote her latest film Verna and be a guest on BBC Hardtalk, Ranbir was on his way back home from Bulgaria, after wrapping up the first schedule or Brahmastra with Alia Bhatt. But instead of coming to Mumbai, he stopped at the Heathrow airport since Mahira was also in London around the same time. Did they meet for sure? No one knows that yet since there is no pictorial proof. But the actor was seen roaming around the streets of London, without going incognito and obliging his many fans with selfies.
Mahira on the other hand made headlines for her videos from a friend’s wedding where she was seen dancing to some Bollywood songs like Shilpa Shetty’s Main Aai Hoon UP Bihar Lootne, Shah Rukh Khan’s Butterfly song and Kangana Ranaut’s Banno Tera Swagger. While these videos were going viral, another clip of the actress smoking at an event in Pakistan attracted attention and hate for Mahira. Once again, she was called ‘cheap’, ‘vulgar’ and being a bad role model for women. ALSO READ: Ranbir Kapoor Made A Pit Stop At London Not For Mahira Khan But For This Reason?
There has been no reaction from the actress as yet, but we are waiting for her to get back at her haters like a boss. Talking about reactions though, we got some clarity about a few future Bollywood projects. This week we heard how Don 3 script is ready and while it will star Shah Rukh Khan, it has no place for Priyanka Chopra. Reports also suggested that Farhan Akhtar will not just produce and wield the camera for this one but also act in the film, play a cop chasing SRK. However, the actor took to social media to reveal that all the reports around Don 3 are untrue.
There were rumours about Aamir Khan as well. The actor returned to Mumbai this week after wrapping up the Jodhpur schedule of Thugs Of Hindostan and speculations are rife about his next. There were reports that the actor will be next seen in Mogul – Gulshan Kumar’s biopic and in one on Osho. The actor’s spokesperson however, confirmed that the actor has not signed any project as yet and is focusing all his energies on Thugs. The statement also said that the actor will make an official announcement as soon as he signs a film. ALSO READ: Bhumi Pednekar Stole Sushant Singh Rajput’s Limelight In A Song In Son Chiriya, What The Actor Did Next Will Shock You
On the topic of new films, Tiger Shroff, whose Baaghi 2 released in theatres on Friday and has become his widest release ever with 3500 screens in India alone, has already bagged Baaghi 3. The producer Sajid Nadiadwala has already announced the sequel and director Ahmed Khan and confirmed that he has started designing the action of the third installment. We also hear that the lead actress opposite Tiger will be announced in just a month’s time.
Baaghi 2 will enjoy a n extended weekend released (with Friday being a Good Friday holiday). However, it will face competition from Rani Mukerji’s comeback film Hichki. The film has been doing great business at the box office during its first weekend and weekdays as well and its earnings picked up on Thursday. It earned Rs 3.40 crore (Rs 3.30 cr on opening day), taking the total to Rs 26.10 crore [961 screens] India biz. The team is in a celebratory mode and a success bash was held at Yash Raj Studios on Wednesday. Rani is overwhelmed with the success and all the love she has received for the film. Marriage and motherhood kept her away from the big screen for four long years but the actress has promised to be back on the screen sooner this time, for the love of her fans and admirers. ALSO READ: Success Of Baaghi 2 Very Crucial For Tiger Shroff’s Career! Read Details
After Rani Mukerji’s successful comeback, it is time to see Madhuri Dixit regale us on the big screen with her first ever Marathi film – Bucket List. The teaser released this week and the actress looked all set to make fans go gaga over her performance. She plays Madhura Sane, a docile housewife whose life revolves around her family. But she meets Sai, who changes her life forever. Madhura realises all that her heart has longed to experience and this begins her the adventure from learning to blow a whistle to riding a bike and dancing at a party like no one’s watching. This one’s truly seems to be a lesson on how to live life to the fullest and set to inspire cine-buffs.
While we are talking about films and stars inspiring us, we cannot not talk about Hrithik Roshan. The actor took to social media to share a heartfelt poem on the occasion of his older son Hrehaan Roshan’s 12th birthday. The lined penned by the actor himself, Darr Se Mat Darr – talked about going beyond one’s fear and achieving all that one feels in unattainable. The Super 30 cited a few personal examples where he could have given up on his dreams and ambitious but decided not to let the fear stop him. The video went viral and received a lot of love from fans and film personalities. ALSO READ: Hrithik Roshan’s Powerful Message – Darr Se Mat Darr – For All Sons And Daughters Will Leave You Inspired (VIDEO)
All and all, it was a good week and as we move into the next, we will have our eyes on the box office collections of Hichki (which looks all set to get closer to Rs 50 crore by the end of this weekend) and on Baaghi 2. How the film does at the BO will be crucial for Tigers as it will establish if he is an actor who can ensure bums on seats in the theatre. Also, we hear that Salman Khan’s Race 3 trailer will be out in April second week and before that, the makers will release teasers, dedicated to all the different characters in the film, much like the first look posters were revealed. April is going to be interesting we feel. Can’t wait!