The Mumbai sessions court and judge DW Deshpande has sentenced Salman Khan to five years in jail for the 2002 hit-and-run case. He will be taken into custody now and the police will decide which jail he will be placed in. Reports suggest that he may be taken to the Arthur Road jail tonight. Khan can appeal to the high court but not before he is taken to jail. The court has also ordered Khan to stop paying compensation to the victim’s family.
It was a crucial day for Bollywood super star Salman Khan as the Mumbai court was all set to give final verdict on 2002 hit and run case.
The verdict is out; Salman Khan has been convicted of all charges under 304 II culpable homicide not amounting to murder.
It’s the time of the year to find the ‘Most Desirable Bollywood Actor‘. We have been running this annual poll since 2011 and it is the 5th anniversary of the poll. Shahrukh Khan won the poll twice (in 2011 & 2012) and Salman Khan (2014), Shahid Kapoor (in 2013) won it once. Who will win the poll in 2015?
Check out the much awaited trailer of Dil Dhadakne Do featuring Ranveer Singh, Priyanka Chopra, Anushka Sharma, Farhan Akhtar, Anil Kapoor & Shefali Shah. The movie is directed by ‘Zindagi Na Milega Dobaara’ director Zoya Akhtar. It is produced by Excel Entertainment. The movie is all set to get released on 5th June. The trailer promises that it’s going to be an entertaining family drama.
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.
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.
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.
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!