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Raazi, Andhadhun, 2.0 – 10 films that changed the game in 2018

PadMan, Pari, Raazi, Veere Di Wedding, Stree, Andhadhun and several other Bollywood films became the gamechanger of Bollywood in 2018!

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2018 was a year that saw some great cinematic gems emerging from the Bollywood folds. Of the lot, there were some that stood out for their bold takes, strong stories and stronger characters. Some of them like – Andhadhun and Badhaai Ho – went on to be game-changers in the industry. These are films that have paved the way for many of their kind to follow and the audience is certainly looking forward to this change. Here’s looking at some of last year’s movies that will go down in cinematic history for such going into uncharted territories!

# PadMan: The producers of PadMan need to be applauded for picking a subject like menstruation and then bringing it to the big screen in a commercial format top-lined by a Bollywood star. PadMan – starring Akshay Kumar, Sonam Kapoor and Radhika Apte – went on to do good business too, proving the viability of a subject few would’ve dared to touch.

# Veere Di Wedding: Chick flick, female buddy film, Dil Chahta Hai’s women version, call it what you may, but nothing can change the fact that the film took the BO by storm. While the film isn’t a go-to-guide for the modern, urban woman’s lifestyle problems, it does entertain and bring out taboo topics with a rare flair. What took it further was the acceptance it got from the audience across genders. This one certainly makes the cut to our list.

# Badhaai Ho: A sleeper hit, this film starring Neena Gupta, Ayushman Khurana and Gajraj Rao proved that content is not to be taken for granted neither with the audience nor at the BO. The film turned out to be quite an entertainer drawing in the moolah, the crowds and the accolades. Doesn’t happen every day in Bollywood, so yes Badhaai Ho!

# Stree: A mid-budget horror comedy, Stree had little going for it barring the two names Rajkumarr Rao and Shraddha Kapoor. Yet the interesting concept saw the film exorcise ghosts off the horror genre, at the BO. This little nugget of a fun film was a surprise hit.

# Andhadhun: When you have a director like Sriram Raghavan helming what he does best – a thriller – you already know it’s a fare you will thoroughly enjoy. This edge-of-the-seat drama saw Ayushmann take on Tabu and what you get on screen is sheer fireworks. Far removed from the conventional stories churned out regularly, never before have the lines between protagonist and antagonist blurred so beautifully.

# 2.0: The Rajinikanth-Akshay Kumar starrer magnum sci-fi opus makes it to the list for the sheer courage to dream big and executing it too. The VFX effects were much lauded and the film raised the bar for the genre in Bollywood.

# Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety: One of the highest grossing films last year, Luv Ranjan’s comedy stands out for the chemistry between its three lead characters ably supported by the other cast. With hit numbers adding to the magic, the film had its producers laughing all the way to the bank.

# Raazi: The sensitive story of a spy that Meghna Gulzar brilliantly crafted has been equally beautifully portrayed on-screen by Alia Bhatt and her screen husband, Vicky Kaushal. A film that quietly makes a mark and holds itself from becoming an Indo-Pak melodrama.

# Pari: Anushka Sharma’s dared to venture into unchartered territories with her production house and Pari is the result. It’s not every day that a female producer, dares to make a scare fare and succeeds. Well, Pari may not have set the BO on fire, but Anushka certainly scores as a performer and a producer.

# Mukkabaaz: Anurag Kashyap’s film on the struggles of a small-town boxer, hit home. Vineet Kumar Singh was celebrated as a real find, and the film in spite of a lesser-known cast delivered the right punch at the BO.

This is our list, but we’d love to know which films you think should be included in it. Write your comments below.

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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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World Music Day: Farhan Akhtar, Madhuri Dixit Nene, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, 5 celebs who sing in a different language

Not just Hindi, but these Bollywood stars have crooned amazing numbers in other languages too, check out the list here…

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Today (June 21) along with celebrating World Yoga Day, we also celebrate World Music Day. And while Bollywood continues to bloom with outstanding actors, there are some who can also sing amazingly well. And our actors not just croon in Hindi, but in different languages as well. Here’s taking a look at actors who can sing in different languages effortlessly:

Aditi Rao Hydari

The Padmaavat actress is not just talented on-screen but has the voice of a nightingale. Aditi who is also a South star has lent her voice for a Tamil film Jail last year (2018). The Katru Veliyidai actress, on many occasions, flaunted her singing skills. And earlier she had lent her voice for a Tamil song which was her first time singing in that language.

Priyanka Chopra Jonas

The actress has not just aced her acting game in the Hindi Film industry, but won hearts in Hollywood too. And the actress is pretty good at singing as well; she made her singing debut in 2012 with an English song In My City. Later, in 2016, she lent her voice for a Marathi film Ventilator for a song titledBaba.

Richa Chadha

The Fukrey actress earned praise for her diverse roles, and along with acting, she also sings amazingly as well. She lent voice for a Punjabi pop songGwandion which was in collaboration with International stars Dr Zeus and Zora Randhawa.

Madhuri Dixit Nene

The queen of dance and expressions ruled not just 80s and 90s but also people’s hearts. And now, we will be seeing her in a different form altogether as she will be lending her voice. Recently, news broke that Madhuri will be making her international debut with a pop number. And will be releasing her first single from her English pop album by the end of this year.

Farhan Akhtar

The actor was hailed for his performance in Rock On! (2008), he not only acted but sang some really groove-worthy songs. He is not just an actor and a singer but also a director and producer. He lent his voice for a Telugu film Bharat Ane Nenu starring superstar Mahesh Babu. The solo song which Farhan sung goes with the title I don’t Know.

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Katrina Kaif and Ali Abbas Zafar team up for a mega project – deets inside

Katrina Kaif – Ali Abbas Zafar are teaming up for something special and we have all the details

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Ali Abbas Zafar and Katrina Kaif. Pic courtesy: Instagram

After the success of Bharat, Katrina Kaif and Ali Abbas Zafar are all set to team up once again. Yes, it’s another mega project and as always, we have all the exclusive deets. Katrina and Ali as you know are close friends and they keep discussing movies. During one such conversation, they loved a script and wanted to collaborate on it. However, they are not teaming up as actor – director on this film, but producers! Yes, Katrina Kaif and Ali Abbas Zafar are all set to turn producers for a movie that they both like. It will jointly be produced under their respective banners. However, the other details have not been finalised yet.

According to our source, “Katrina and Ali have agreed on a film in principle. They will be producing a film that they both loved. The director and the cast are yet to be locked, but an announcement will be made shortly. It will be their first collaboration as producers and Katrina’s debut as a producer.” How excited are you about this one? Share with us your thoughts in the comments section below!

This is not the first time an actor is turning producer, we’ve seen several stars don the producer’s hat. In fact, before Katrina, several actresses have also turned producers. Here are some of them:

# Anushka Sharma

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Anushka Sharma. Pic coutesy: Instagram

She was one of the first gen-now actresses to take the plunge into production. She set up Clean Slate Films with brother Karnesh Sharma and they’ve dished out some really interesting films. In fact, they started off with a bang as NH10 was well received and worked well at the box office. Phillauri was a decent second film, while Pari garnered critical acclaim.

# Priyanka Chopra

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Priyanka Chopra. Pic courtesy: Instagram

The Bollywood diva set up Purple Pebble Pictures with her mother Dr Madhu Chopra. Though they haven’t produced any Bollywood film till date, their company aimed at making regional language films and promote them. Since its inception, the production company has made fantastic films like Ventilator, Pahuna: The Little Visitors, as well as Paani. All of these films have won multiple awards.

# Deepika Padukone

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Deepika Padukone. Pic courtesy: Instagram

The most recent actress to turn producer is Deepika Padukone. The stunning B-town lady is producing her next, Chhapaak and we are eager to see this heartwarming story.

# Twinkle Khanna

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Twinkle Khanna. Pic courtesy: Instagram

The actress has been producing several of her husband, Akshay Kumar’s films. Along with Akshay and his mother, Aruna Bhatia, Tina has produced more than 10 films under the Hari Om Entertainment banner. She launched her own production company, Mrs Funnybones Movies, under which she made PadMan. Though her acting career might not have been that glitzy, she has done wonders as a producer.

For those of you who don’t know, Alia Bhatt is also keen on starting her own production venture as well as Sunny Leone. Madhuri Dixit Nene also produces movies and OTT shows along with her husband under the banner RnM Moving Pictures. Meanwhile, we can’t wait to see Katrina Kaif turn producer along with Ali Abbas Zafar. With the film still set to be announced soon, stay tuned to CineBlitz for more Bollywood news, updates and gossip right here.

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