We have a fresh controversy regarding Bollywood awards! When it comes to credibility, Bollywood awards have nothing much to offer. It’s been the case for many decades. Ever since the award season kicked off in December last year, we have been waiting for the controversy. And we finally have one.
Stardust Awards is the latest culprit. The award, which gives prominence to upcoming talents, landed in a fresh controversy last week when they announced the winners. Though fans are shocked about number of categories, they are all fuming about the music category.
Honey Singh, the hugely popular rapper, who churned out hits after hits, walked away with ‘Best Music Director’ award with 4 other music directors for the songs in Yaariyan. Notably, Yaariyan wasn’t a great musical. Just that one song titled “Sunny Sunny”, composed by Honey Singh, had became a huge chart-buster. Pritam also composed a song for the movie. Surprisingly, Yaariyan received the award beating A R Rahman’s score in Highway & Amit Trivedi’s winning songs in Queen.
Soon after the awards, there were rumors that Stardust Award organizers were forced to give awards to Yaaryan. According to rumors, T-Series, which own the music of Yaariyan, threatened the award organizers last minute by saying that they will take legal action against the illegal use of T-series songs for the performances scheduled for the award. Fearing the cancellation of the awards at the last minute, they were forced to give awards to Yaariyan. Well, we don’t know about the legitimacy of this claim.
All that we know is that Bollywood awards are getting uglier by the day!
Compared to male actors, 2014 was a great year for female actors as far as performance oriented roles are concerned. We had an array of noteworthy performances in 2014. Both young and veteran actresses have found a place on the list. Veteran actresses like Madhuri Dixit and Tabu gave stellar performances in 2014. It looks like Bollywood is finally waking up to the female power. The good thing is that many of the female centric movies did very good business at the box office including Kangna Ranaut’s Queen, Priyanka Chopra’s Mary Kom, Aalia Bhatt’s Highway & Rani Mukherjee’s Mardaani. These movies proved that, if the movie is well made, actresses can shoulder a movie.
Who is the best actress of 2014
2014 was a disappointing year when it comes to great performances from male leads. After a long search, we could come up with only 5 nominees (that isn’t the case of actresses, as we have handful of good performances from female actors this year). Ranbir Kapoor used to be a front runner as far as performances are concerned. Sadly, he didn’t have a solo release in 2014. Hrithik Roshan had only one release and it was an out and out commercial film which required heavy duty acting! Same goes for Shahrukh Khan who gave a rehashed performance in Happy New Year. Salman Khan’s Kick & Jai Ho were hardly performance oriented films. Same goes for Akshay Kumar and Ajay Devgn. In short, it was such a dry year as far as good performances from male actors were concerned.
Take a look at the nominees below and vote for the best. The poll lasts for 10 days and you can vote till 10th Jan, 2015 08:00 PM IST.
Best actor of 2014
We already conducted this poll in July this year. However, so many new movies have come in to the picture and some of those movies are out of the picture. So, we have a fresh list for 2015. Shahrukh Khan and Salman Khan have releases this year. Aamir Khan and Hrithik Roshan have no release this year. Young stars like Ranbir Kapoor, Shahid Kapoor, Ranveer Singh, Arjun Kapoor etc. have releases this year.
Let’s find out the most awaited Bollywood movie in 2015. Poll runs for 10 days and you can vote till 3rd January, 2015 08:00 PM IST.
Most Awaited Release Of 2015
Aamir Khan’s PK was touted as the most awaited release of 2014 considering the fact that it marks the return of the successful team ‘Rajkumar Hirani & Aamir Khan’ after their 2009 blockbuster ’3 Idiots’. Also, Rajkumar Hirani was behind blockbusters ‘Munnabhai MBBS’ and ‘Lagey Raho Munnabhai’. So, PK was regarded as the biggest blockbuster of 20144. Did the movie manage to live up to these mammoth expectations?
Congrats Priyanka Chopra! Priyanka has been voted as the Queen Of Bollywood with 47.61% votes beating Deepika Padukone, Katrina Kaif & Kareena Kapoor!
Queen Of Bollywood
Bollywood is a funny place.
Well, for the same film, we see 5 different collection figures from 5 different sources. It has been happening for ages and fans are tired of this. Whenever a big film gets released, noted trade guru Taran Adarsh posts collection figures on twitter. Many complain that the collection figures posted by him are fake. Boxofficeindia is one of the leading & trustworthy websites when it comes to checking collection figures. There is 10-20% difference in the collection figures posted by Taran Adarsh and boxofficeindia – always. Whom do we believe? Why is it so difficult for them to find out the actual collection figures?
Shahrukh Khan’s Happy New Year is the fastest to 100 crore mark in India! It took less than 3 days (one can say 60 hours) to cross the 100 crore mark in India. The movie has collected 108.86 crore in first 3 days in India (all 3 versions, Hindi, Tamil & Telugu). It beat the record of Aamir Khan’s Dhoom 3, which collected 107 crore nett in first 3 days.
Happy New Year day wise collection report (all 3 versions):
Happy New Year movie
Finally, after 10 days of intense voting which saw close to 1 lakh votes coming in, we have our winner for the annual ‘Who is the new king of Bollywood’ poll!
It’s none other than Shahrukh Khan! He defeated Salman Khan (who was leading in the interim) for less than 1% votes (for 832 votes!). It was one of the biggest polls on our website and we saw maximum number of voters this year. Both Shahrukh Khan and Salman Khan managed to collect more than 41, 000 votes each! In that regard, both are kings of Bollywood! Yet, we have a winner and that’s King Khan himself!
Shahrukh Khan – King of Bollywood!
Shahrukh Khan won the title for the 3rd consecutive year! He won the poll in 2012 and 2013 with 65% and 57% votes respectively. This year he won with 46% votes, a clear indication that Salman Khan is giving tough competition to Shahrukh Khan and that Shahrukh Khan needs to be careful with his throne! He could be dethroned anytime if the voting percentage trend is anything to go by!
Well, we’ll find that out next year around the same time.
Shahrukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, Abhishek Bachchan, Boman Irani & Sonu Sood starer Diwali release Happy New Year is busy breaking new records every hour in India! Directed by Om Shanti Om director Farah Khan, Happy New Year is a comic heist film with plenty of dancing. It is the first Bollywood movie to cross the 40 crore mark on a single day collection figure. It beat movies like Aamir Khan’s Dhomm 3, Salman Khan’s Kick to have this amazing feat. The movie collected 44.97 crore nett in India on day 1, creating a new benchmark in the box office collection.
The movie continued to perform well on day 2 as well. According to initial reports, the movie has collected 38 crores on day 2 (we will update the actual figures later when we have them). With that, Happy New Year stands with a total of 82.97 crore nett in the domestic box office!
Happy New Year movie