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Rohit Shetty, Karan Johar, Imtiaz Ali have a fixation of shooting at these locations

After seeing Rohit Shetty shooting for Sooryavanshi in Goa, we bring to you 5 directors and their favourite shooting locations

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Directors and their favourite locations in Bollywood
Rohit Shetty, Karan Johar, Imtiaz Ali have a fixation of shooting at these locations

Director Rohit Shetty is in Goa working on his next film with Akshay Kumar titled Sooryavanshi. After the massive success of Simmba, Rohit has jumped into the preparations for this new cop drama. And let us tell you, Goa is Rohit’s favourite spot to shoot if you have noticed, a majority of his films are based there. From tossing cars in the air to showing amazing beaches and vibrant streets seem to be the directors pick. Filmmaking is a process that involves many things of which location is the most important aspect. To contribute to the film’s right tone, location matter a lot and many directors in Bollywood have their unique obsession with a few locations, check out five favourite ones here:

Rohit Shetty – Goa

Rohit Shetty on the sets of Dilwale

The comedy franchise Golmaal, the rom-com Dilwale, both instalments of the action drama Singham, Rohit Shetty has taken the risk to set all his films in Goa. And the plus point is, the director makes it visually appealing every time. Known for flying cars and vibrant setups Rohit is one of the few directors who makes the no harm action-packed dramas in the current slot.

Imtiaz Ali – Snow-clad North

Imtiaz Ali on the sets of Highway

Be it Jab We MetLaila Majnu, Highway or even Rockstar, most of these films have been set in snow clad regions. Director Imtiaz Ali seems to have a special affection with the snowy hills. This director has shown us amazing locations in his films which have only left us in admiration. Apart from our love for Imtiaz’s storytelling we also love how he makes us explore the world through his lens.

Karan Johar – London, New York

Karan johar on the sets

Known to make films based on NRI’s, Karan Johar and his love triangles have travelled throughout London and New York. Remember the beautiful song sequence Karan Johar gave us in Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna with Rani Mukherjee and Shah Rukh Khan romancing on the New York streets? His film Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham had an Indian family getting settled in foreign and even his last directorial Aae Dil Hai Mushkil was set in London, which proves how international locations are KJo’s favourite.

Madhur Bhandarkar – Mumbai

Madhur Bhandarkar on the sets of heroine

Realistic filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar has always managed to capture the natural essence of Mumbai in his heart-wrenching stories.  From exploring the dark side of the city Traffic Signal to capturing the city’s glamorous slice in Fashion, Bhandarkar has always shot his films in Mumbai. Some of his other amazing works are Heroine, Chandni Bar, etc.

Zoya Akhtar- Europe

Zoya Akhtar on the sets of Dil Dhadakne Do

Ever since you saw three friends head out on a trip in Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, haven’t you dreamt of having one such vacation? Well, if Zoya Akhtar has tempted you to go on a cruise like the Dil Dhadakne Do cast, then let us tell you for both Imtiaz and Zoya world is their canvas. In fact, let us tell you that shooting for a Zoya Akhtar film is one fancy outing the actors get, but that is what is the beauty of this filmmaker.

Tell us which from the above is your favourite filmmaker? Comment in the section below. Also, stay tuned to CineBlitz for amazing Bollywood updates.

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August to be a busy month for Shraddha Kapoor – here’s why!

Not just workwise, but Shraddha Kapoor will have a busy August at the box office too – here’s proof

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The second half of 2019 is buzzing with films for Bollwyood. With a number of big and small film’s releasing the entertainment quotient will surely be high, but this abundance of movies will also make it challenging for many films. Especially, between June to August, Shraddha Kapoor will be the busiest star, let us tell you why.

In the third quarter of 2019, there are many interesting films coming up, amongst them Shraddha Kapoor turns out to be the only female star to have two back to back film’s releasing. Yes, now that Saaho’s release has been announced for Independence Day (August 15), August will be a busy month for Shraddha. Well, right after Saaho, Shraddha’s film with Sushant Singh Rajput, Chhichhore will release on August 30. In this film, Shraddha will be seen in some different eras of life.

Other than these two films Shraddha also has Street Dancer 3D, Rooh Afza and Baaghi 3 on her plate. With this busy schedule, the actress had to back out from the Saina Nehwal biopic, however, the near future for the actress looks busy but good and we wish her luck. Stay tuned to CineBlitz!

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Saaho-Mission Mangal box-office clash: It’s Akshay Kumar versus Prabhas this Independence Day

With Saaho’s release date being announced today (May 21), we will get to see a major clash at the box office this Independence Day (August 15), details inside

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Bollywood leaves no option to leave its fans spoilt for choices. Yes, often at public holiday’s they give us more than one film to choose from, while these films are fun to watch, what is more entertaining is the box office clash. And the latest film to get on a battle at the box office will be Akshay Kumar’s Mission Mangal and Prabhas’ Saaho. While we all know how Akshay Kumar is a bankable star, let us tell you that Baahubali’s success has also made Prabhas a pan-India star with a huge fan following down South. So, this clash is surely a BIG one!

The makers of Saaho released a new poster of the film today (May 21) featuring Prabhas in an intense look. Along with the poster they also announced that Saaho will release on Independence Day, which also turns out to be the same date when Akshay Kumar’s Mission Mangal is slated to release. Now with two stars clashing at the box office, we will need a lot more popcorn after the film too. Let us know who you think will reign stronger at the box office from Akshay Kumar and Prabhas? Check out Saaho’s poster here:

Mission Mangal stars Vidya Balan, Sonakshi Sinha, Taapsee Pannu, Kirti Kulhari along with Akshay in the film. While Saaho stars Baahubali fame Prabhas alongside Shraddha Kapoor and Neil Nitin Mukesh. We are excited for this box office clash, what about you? Let us know in the comment section below and stay tuned to CineBlitz.

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Tiger Shroff is killing it at the box office and here’s proof

We analysed Tiger Shroff’s box office report over the past five years and here’s our verdict!

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Tiger Shroff made his debut back in 2014. Since then, he’s had just five releases, the sixth one (Student of the Year 2) is releasing on May 10. Though these aren’t many films as compared to his contemporaries, Tiger is still killing it at the box office. And it’s not us, but our trade expert – Akshaye Rathi (exhibitor and distributor) who is telling so! Yes, he’s had his ups and downs at the box office. But his popularity amongst the masses is unparalleled. In fact, his under-performing films have also earned a decent amount at the box office.

Talking about Tiger Shroff’s box office performance, Akshaye reveals to us exclusively, “What he is doing is absolutely phenomenal. In his generation, I do not see any actor who is out and out massy as Tiger is! We see Varun Dhawan doing films like Sui Dhaaga: Made in India and October in between all his mass entertainers. If you look at Ranveer Singh, he is also in another space. So are Sidharth Malhotra, Arjun Kapoor, etc. Most of the actors in his generation are doing films that cater to the metros and somewhat to the towns beyond that. Tiger, is at the other end of the spectrum and he has built this niche for himself.”


Taking a look at all his releases till now, Heropanti (Rs 55 crore), Baaghi (Rs 80 crore), A Flying Jatt (Rs 40 crore), Munna Michael (Rs 35 crore) and Baaghi 2 (Rs 165 crore), you will realise that he has grown a lot. In fact, with Rs 375 crore in his kitty (from just five releases), he’s averaging at Rs 75 crore a film, which is quite amazing. However, it is his popularity amongst the masses that will make him a superstar.

As Akshaye points out, “For the mass audience, amongst this generation, Tiger is one of the most popular stars, besides Ranveer Singh and Varun Dhawan. It makes sense for every star to find his niche and be the king of his kingdom. And that is something Tiger has done very well. The fame that Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgn and Suniel Shetty enjoyed as action stars in their hay days, has been occupied by Tiger. And that’s terrific I guess. He is running a race where he is the only guy who is running it. He’s found his niche really well. I really wish he can capitalise on it over the years and be an absolute superstar of the masses.” Let us know what you think in the comment section below and stay tuned to CineBlitz for more updates.

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