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Bollywood on battleground: 5 war films you should look forward to!

Bhuj, Kargil Girl, Arun Khetarpal, here are 5 upcoming Bollywood war films we all need to watch out for

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Bollywood has given us many war-based action-thrillers over the years and actors like Ajay Devgn, Akshay Kumar and John Abraham have become everyone’s favourites in this genre. But, more than the actors, it’s the films that have stood out, especially the ones that were based on wars, battlefield trials and war heroes. Uri: The Surgical strike was a massive success, and with that, we can easily conclude that people are interested in such films. And Bollywood, of course, never fails to deliver what the audience demands. So, here is a list of five war-based films that you should look out for:

# Kargil Girl: Janhvi Kapoor amazed everyone with her acting in Dhadak and fans have been waiting for her to announce her next project. So, it took everyone by surprise when the news of her doing a war film broke out. In the film, she will be essaying the role of the first female combat pilot, Gunjan Saxena. She was the first woman to fly into a combat zone during the Kargil War. Well, this sure looks like an interesting story that shouldn’t be missed at any cost. Right?

# Arun Khetarpal’s biopic: Varun Dhawan has given stellar performances in most of his films. After seeing his bad boy side in Badlapur, the audience was more than convinced that he is not just a rom-com hero, but a lot more. Varun will soon be essaying yet another rough-and-tough role in a film which will be based on Arun Khetarpal, who was one of the bravest officers of the Indian Army. At the age of just 21, he fought 7 Pak tanks single-handedly in 1971. The youngest Param Vir Chakra recipient’s story needs to be heard, don’t you think? So, we are hoping that the combination of Varun and Andhadhun director Sriram Raghavan works magic, so we can all cherish Arun Khetarpal’s life story and ultimate sacrifice.

# Udham Singh’s biopic: The Jallianwala Bagh massacre during the British rule is etched in every Indian’s heart, but did you know that a brave soul avenged the wrong as well? Yes, Udham Singh, who was a revolutionary belonging to the Ghadar Party, assassinated Michael O’ Dwyer, the former lieutenant governor of Punjab in India. And guess who will essay the role of this brave heart? It is none other than Vicky Kaushal. Directed by Shoojit Sircar, the film will go on floors soon.

# Vikram Batra’s biopic: Another Kargil martyr that deserves a biopic is Captain Vikram Batra. Although Captain Batra sacrificed his life during the Kargil War, he played a huge part in India’s victory over Pakistan. The film will be produced by Dharma Productions, and Aiyaary actor Sidharth Malhotra will essay the role of this courageous man.

# Bhuj: Leader Vijay Karnik was in charge of Bhuj airport during the 1971 Indo-Pak war. It was his team that reconstructed the destroyed Indian Air Force airstrip at Bhuj in Gujarat with the help of local women. Pakistan had dropped napalm bombs and wrecked the airstrip. It is at this time that Karnik convinced 300 fearless women from a nearby village to help his team rebuild the airstrip so that a flight carrying Indian Army officers could land safely. Karnik, along with two other officers, 50 Air Force members and 60 Defence Security Corps personnel, did a great job of keeping the airbase operational despite heavy Pakistani bombing. We can easily call the incident as India’s ‘Pearl Harbour’ moment. This entire incident will be the key plot of the film Bhuj. Interesting, right? Ajay Devgn, Parineeti Chopra and Sonakshi Sinha will be a part of this great story.

Which film are you waiting anxiously for? Let us know in the comments section below. Also, stay tuned to CineBlitz for more such updates from the world of Bollywood.

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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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Michael Jackson death anniversary: Top 5 songs of the King of Pop that broke barriers and made him an icon

Michael Jackson passed away 10 years ago today (June 25)

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Today (June 25), the world mourns the demise of one of the best artists that ever lived. The one who broke barriers and redefined what it is to be your true self. Yes, ten years have flown past since the passing away of the legendary and iconic Michael Jackson. Michael glided smoothly across the stage performing the moonwalk, stealing hearts with his breathtaking dance moves. His songs gave a voice to an entire generation. He remains, to date a source of inspiration for many. On that note, here are top 5 songs of his that you all must’ve heard growing up

1)     Smooth Criminal- Definitely one of the fans’ favourites, and the seventh single from his album Bad, Smooth Criminal made news as it featured Michael’s anti-gravity lean. Apart from the moonwalk and the toe-stand; the one move that stood out the most was MJ’s anti-gravity lean.

2)     Beat it- Beat it was the first song from MJ’s album Thriller that established him as a pop icon. Though released in 1983, this song still holds a strong resonance, with the message that violence is not the solution to problems.

3)     Thriller- Flinty guitars and scary-movie synths kept the mood creepy, Thriller had become a worldwide phenomenon. Love it or not, Thriller is one of pop’s greatest and most important songs. Did you too dance your heart out to this when you all were kids?

4)     Billie Jean- Michael’s chronicle of a woman who claims he’s the father of her son, was played almost everywhere. A lesser-known fact, Billie Jean, was almost going to be called Not My Lover! Also, the singer had a perception that this song would be huge. And it definitely was!

5)     Man In the Mirror- The gospel-tinged mantra of self-betterment transformed into a song, Man in the Mirror remains an inspirational touchstone of Jackson’s catalogue. This song can bring you to tears.

Here’s celebrating Michael Jackson’s life and legacy that’s inspired people around the world. MJ lives on. Stay tuned to CineBlitz.

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Vicky-Sunny, Janhvi-Khushi, Shahid-Ishaan, 5 hot siblings from B-town that will leave you sweating

Vicky and Sunny Kaushal, Janhvi and Khushi Kapoor, Shahid Kapoor and Ishaan Khatter here is our pick of some hot siblings from B-town that you must check out

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B-towners never forget to impress us, be it on-screen or off-screen. Many newbies who made their debuts in the past years and even recently, have been the siblings of existing superstars. And we must say these siblings have only made things hotter in tinsel town. We have listed some of the hottest B-town siblings below, check them out…

# Vicky Kaushal and Sunny Kaushal: Vicky Kaushal is the national heartthrob, and his brother is no less. Recently, when the Kaushal brothers attended an award function the super-hot studs in tuxedos had temperatures soaring. We’ll see Vicky next on-screen in Sardar Udham Singh and Bhoot: Part One – The haunted ship with Bhumi Pednekar as his co-star. As for Sunny, we’ll see him in Bhangra Paa Le and Hurdang as a lead.

 

# Janhvi Kapoor and Khushi Kapoor: Though Janhvi has made a name for herself with Dharma Production’s Dhadak, Khushi too has gotten her share of fame thanks to her amazing sartorial choices. Recently, we saw Khushi on-screen with Janhvi for the first time on Neha Dhupia’s chat show. There, she revealed that she’ll soon move abroad for her acting studies and then make a debut like her sister. Workwise Janhvi’s next will be a biopic titled The Kargil Girl which is based on the life of an Air Force pilot Gunjan Saxena.

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👯‍♀️ #voguebffs

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# Shahid Kapoor and Ishaan Khatter: We saw this cool brother duo together for the first time on Koffee with Karan’s latest season and their bond is literally goals! The way Ishaan respects for his Bhai is very cute to see. We don’t know about you, but we would really love to see them together on-screen. Ishaan’s next project will be a web-series by Mira Nair, after Dhadak and Beyond the Clouds. And big brother Shahid’s Kabir Singh just released today (June 21), he has also signed Nikhil Advani’s next.

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Your wingman for life

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#Saif Ali Khan and Soha Ali Khan Kemmu: The Pataudis have always made headlines, be it for their family goals or their cute kids Inaaya and Taimur. We haven’t really seen them together much but Soha’s Instagram handle has some really cute pictures of them.

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Stronger together! #rakshabandhan

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# Karisma Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor Khan: While Karisma Kapoor enjoyed a great time at the movies, Kareena continues ruling the roost. The Kapoors have been ruling Bollywood for a long time now. Bebo and Lolo share an amazing bond and we have heard about it in several chat shows and their interviews. On the work front, Karisma will be seen in Alt Balaji’s web series Mentalhood. While Bebo recently made her television debut with Dance India Dance season 7 and she has finished shooting for Good News which also stars Akshay Kumar and Diljit Dosanjh. Up next in her kitty is Angrezi Medium and Takht.

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Lazy saturday… ☕️ #holidays

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Well, we know you too find these siblings hot but tell us who is the hottest according to you. Comment below and stay tuned to CineBlitz for latest updates on Bollywood and fashion.

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