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Not Deepika Padukone, but Sonam K Ahuja is the highest grossing actress of 2018; Sara Ali Khan bags the third spot

Sonam K Ahuja, Deepika Padukone, Sara Ali Khan – check out the top 5 highest grossing actresses of 2018!

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2018 sprung many surprises on movie-goers in India. In probably what was a clear win for content, films with good scripts like Stree, Badhaai Ho that did not carry any superstar names, outshone the best of the so-called biggies at the box office including Salman Khan, Aamir Khan and Shah Rukh Khan. But what was even a bigger surprise was that in spite of the big-budget films like Thugs of Hindostan and Zero tanking at the box-office, it hasn’t dented the positions of any of its heroines, who continue to rule the marquee as the highest grossers of 2018. What’s more, the list sees a debutante make it to the top 5. Read on to see who’s just joined the ranks of Deepika Padukone and Sonam Kapoor Ahuja to make it to the top…

# Sonam K Ahuja – Rs 425 crore

Barring the time she took out to get married, Sonam has been a busy little bee. The actress makes it to the top of the list with three megahits – Padman, Sanju and Veere Di Wedding in her kitty.

# Deepika Padukone – Rs 300 crore

Deepika ruled hearts as the queen and the marquee with Padmaavat, her sole release of the year. She not only looked royally elegant, but her performance was fantastic too!

# Sara Ali Khan – Rs 250 crore*

Beating the biggies and racing her way to the third spot is newbie Sara with Kedarnath and a massive hit with Simmba, which is still raking in the monies at the box office.

# Katrina Kaif – Rs 240 crore

The actress, in spite of two duds, Zero and Thugs of Hindostan, made it to the top five thanks to the superb openings the two films took.

# Anushka Sharma – Rs 200 crore

Anushka had Sanju, Zero, Pari and Sui Dhaaga. However, Sanju wasn’t really her vehicle and her role was much too short to call it her film. But all told, she earned her way to fifth spot.

This was the list of highest grossing actresses of 2018, but who was the most entertaining out of the lot? Share with us your thoughts in the comments section below! Also stay tuned to Cine Blitz as we get you all the updates from the world of Bollywood right here.

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Aamir – Kareena, Akshay – Katrina, Salman – Sonakshi, Akshay – Kareena: 4 hot jodis that are reuniting onscreen after a long gap

Here are 4 of the most-popular hit onscreen jodis that will be reuniting in Bollywood pretty soon and take a look at how they’ve fared at the box office in the past

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Kareena Kapoor - Aamir Khan in a still from Talaash, Akshay Kumar - Katrina Kaif in a still from De Dana Dan and Sonakshi Sinha - Salman Khan in a still from Dabangg

Bollywood has seen some iconic jodis in the past. From Raj Kapoor – Nargis Dutt to Dharmendra – Hema Malini to Shah Rukh Khan – Kajol, we’ve seen it all. But there were other loved pairs that people adored. However, after working on several films together and the fact that the audience wanted fresh jodis, some of these crackling pairs were broken up on the big screen. But there’s good news as some of them are coming back. Yes, the likes of once-hit pairs Aamir Khan – Kareena Kapoor Khan, Akshay Kumar – Katrina Kaif, Salman Khan – Sonakshi Sinha and Akshay Kumar – Kareena Kapoor Khan are reuniting for upcoming Bollywood films and we really can’t keep calm!

Here we take a look at four popular onscreen jodis which will be reuniting in Bollywood pretty soon. We also analyse how they’ve fared at the box office in the past. While also asking the all-important question – which jodi are you most excited to see on the big screen? Read on…

# Aamir Khan – Kareena Kapoor Khan

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Kareena Kapoor and Aamir Khan in a still from Talaash: The Answer Lies Within

This fantastic jodi was first seen together in 3 Idiots (2009). And did they set the screen on fire. Their chemistry was cute and everyone loved their adorable pairing so much, that they did Talaash: The Answer Lies Within (2012) together. However, 7 years on, they haven’t been seen in any film together. Though they gave two back-to-back hits, the two went their separate ways. But we can now confirm that they are reuniting for Laal Singh Chadha and we are excited. Till then, here’s a break-down of how the jodi has fared at the box office:

Sr. NoFilmBox office collection (in Rs crore)
13 Idiots205
2Talaash: The Answer Lies Within95
Total300

# Akshay Kumar – Katrina Kaif

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Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif in a still from De Dana Dan

After ruling everyone’s hearts with films like Namaste LondonWelcomeSingh Is Kinng in the mid-2000s, Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif are all set to reunite once again. And it is a huge one! The duo is reuniting for Rohit Shetty’s Sooryavanshi, a decade after their last together – Tees Maar Khan (2010) – and we can’t wait to see them set the big screen on fire. But before that, here’s taking a look at how their jodi has performed at the box office till now:

Sr. NoFilmBox office collection (in Rs crore)
1Humko Deewana Kar Gaye15
2Namaste London40
3Welcome70
4Singh is Kinng70
5Blue40
6De Dana Dan50
7Tees Maar Khan60
Total345

# Salman Khan – Sonakshi Sinha

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Sonakshi Sinha and Salman Khan in a still from Dabangg

Sona made her big Bollywood debut with Salman Khan’s Dabangg and her character Rajjo is one of our favourites. Their cute chemistry and strong and feisty bond has been loved by everyone. However, it is only the two films of the franchise where we’ve seen the two stars collaborate, the last being Dabangg 2 (2012) They are now reuniting for the third part, Dabangg 3, after seven years. And we are sure to see some fireworks on the big screen. Till then, here’s looking at how they’ve fared as a jodi on the big screen till date:

Sr. NoFilmBox office collection (in Rs crore)
1Dabangg140
2Dabangg 2160
Total300

# Akshay Kumar – Kareena Kapoor

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Akshay Kumar and Kareena Kapoor in a still from Kambakkht Ishq

The pairing that set the big screen on fire all through the early 2000s, Akshay Kumar and Kareena Kapoor Khan have not been seen in a film since a decade. Their last screen outing together was Kambakkht Ishq (2009). However, they will be finally seen in Good News, which releases in December this year. They’re not only the hottest onscreen pairing, but they are quite funny too. So this one will be a must watch! But how have they fared at the box office till now? Find out right here:

Sr. NoFilmBox office collection (in Rs crore)
1Ajnabee20
2Talaash: The Hunt Begins10
3Aitraaz20
4Bewafaa20
5Dosti: Friends Forever10
6Tashan30
7Kambakkht Ishq50
Total160

So there you have it, they are the four jodis that are reuniting on the big screen after a huge gap. But which jodi are you most excited to see in a Bollywood film? Share with us your thoughts in the poll right here!

With all the four films over this year and next year, we can’t wait. And you never know, other iconic jodis might also reunite pretty soon. In the meantime, stay tuned to CineBlitz for more Bollywood news, updates and gossip right here.

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Kabir Singh box office collection day 5: Shahid Kapoor’s film crosses the Rs 100 crore mark with ease

Shahid Kapoor – Kiara Advani’s Kabir Singh is refusing to slow down at the box office

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Shahid Kapoor in a still from Kabir Singh. Pic courtesy: Instagram

Shahid Kapoor and Kiara Advani’s Kabir Singh has been on a roll ever since it released on June 21. The movie has not only impressed the audience, but is also making big bucks at the ticket window. And after a fantastic first weekend, the Sandeep Reddy Vanga directorial is refusing to slow down. It passed the Monday litmus test on day 4. And now on day 5, Kabir Singh has crossed the Rs 100 crore-mark with ease!

Yes, you heard it right, Kabir Singh has officially entered the Rs 100 crore club. And with that, it becomes Shahid Kapoor’s first Rs 100 crore film as a solo hero. We had revealed yesterday (June 25), how Kabir Singh had collected a massive Rs 88.37 crore in just four days. On day 5, it saw a minute dip as it raked in Rs 16.53 crore. And with that, Kabir Singh‘s box office tally as of now stands at Rs 104.90 crore. Huge isn’t it?

Even on weekdays, the film is doing massive numbers. Clearly the movie is performing beyond expectations and all this has been possible because of an exceptional word-of-mouth publicity. People have loved the film, its execution as well as Shahid Kapoor and Kiara Advani’s performance. What did you think of Kabir Singh? Share with us your thoughts in the comments section below! Also stay tuned to CineBlitz for more Bollywood news, updates and gossip right here.

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Shimla scales high on Bollywood’s maps!

An increasing number of Bollywood filmmakers are exploring the beauteous landscapes of Shimla on the big screen. Check out some of the newest projects being planned there

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Sara Ali Khan and Kartik Aryan were spotted shooting in Shimla; Pic courtesy: Instagram (kartiksarafanclub)

Move aside Switzerland and make way Kashmir for Shimla, as that’s where filmmakers are increasingly heading to shoot their films. Not just that, the beautiful hill-station up in the North is also being explored for various commercial prospects by the industry folks. Here’s taking a look at some of the films and ventures that Shimla will soon witness.

Aaj Kal

Kartik Aryan and Sara Ali Khan will be travelling to Shimla to shoot the last schedule of the sequel to Love Aaj Kal very soon. The film is directed by Imtiaz Ali, who loves shooting in Shimla. He has previously shot his film Tamasha with Deepika Padukone and Ranbir Kapoor there at locations like Jakhu Temple, Summer Hill and Toy Train. He also shot Jab We Met at Mall Road, Mountain Railway and Summer Hill.

Laal Singh Chaddha

Aamir Khan will start shooting for the official Hindi remake of Forest Gump in Shimla soon. It is learnt that the actor plans to take the film on floor in September and most of the film will be shot there. Aamir has also bought a plot of land in Himachal Pradesh and will be constructing a set to shoot his new film.

Dushman producer opens a cafe in Shimla

Film producer Vinay Bhardwaj, who has produced films like DushmanMarksheet andGod of Cricket, has opened a café in Shimla. Bhardwaj, who is also a close friend of Mahesh Bhatt has made sure there is a special cappuccino named after Mahesh Bhatt.

Café Shimla Heart is a full-service restaurant/cafe located in Sanjauli near Shimla. The restaurant features a full menu of moderately-priced ‘comfort’ food influenced by fast-food, Indian, Chinese and continental cooking traditions, but based on time-honored recipes from around the world. The cafe section of Magic Mountain Hospitality Group features a coffeehouse with a dessert bar, magazines, and space for live performers.

Boosting filmmaking in Himachal Pradesh!

To promote Himachal Pradesh as a favorite and major destination for promoting filmmaking, a Film Tourism Policy is on the anvil which would not only give fillip to tourism industry but would also facilitate film activities in the state. Single window clearance system has been set up to assist the filmmakers for granting the shooting and building permissions, law and order-related issues and movement of equipment at their level.

The state had already been organising film festivals and other film-related activities in and around Shimla from time to time. The state government was pursuing the matter with the Government of India for getting the air strips at Shimla, Kullu and Dharamshala extended and upgraded besides operationalising regular flights which would provide added facility for film production and would boost tourism in the state.

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